Saturday, July 28, 2018

Card Class at The Scrapbook Workshoppe!

I'm so excited to be teaching a card class at The Scrapbook Workshoppe in Blue Springs this Thursday August 2. If you live in the Kansas City area, we would love to have you join us!

We will be making these three cards. The one about uses stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions. I used Copics to color my images and Distress Oxide inks to make the watery background.

The last two cards are made with stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti. The images are also colored with Copics. The above card uses a Distress Oxide as well, but the one below in blended using Memento inks.

I'm very excited! There are three different class times I will be teaching. For more information, call The Scrapbook Workshoppe.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Frog Princess!

Recently Christine Young from Paper Nest Dolls asked me to color one of her images and I have it finished for you today.

This is the Frog Princess file sent to me a digi image, but Christine's store is full of fun rubber stamps as well! I used my Copics to color her and to create the outdoor scene around her. I used Hammermill 110# cover cardstock to print my image. The background paper is from Doodlebug Design and the cardstock base is Papertrey Ink. I used a die from Jaded Blossom but cut off a bit of the cardstock around the edges and finished it off with a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Dress: R81, 83, 85, V01, 000, 0000
Hair: E47, 44, 42, 40

Use your favorite skin tone combo for her skin and green and blue combos for your grass and sky.

Have a wonderful Saturday night and see you back here soon.!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fairy Magical Birthday!

I started this fairy a couple of days ago and shared it on Instagram as my Day 11 coloring. Was happy to get her finished today to share for Day 13 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I had another marker run out on me - my B000 while coloring the background. Now I'm wondering how many markers 30 days of coloring could empty. Ha, that means plenty of practicing and taking time to do something I enjoy is happening around here!!!

Copic Colors:
Wings: B05, B02, B00
Pinks: R85, R83, R81
Yellows: Y15, Y02, Y00
Hair: E44, E42, and just a touch of E40
Background: B00, B000, B0000, Blender
Use your favorite skin tone combo!

The stamp and sentiment along with both dies are from Jaded Blossom. I colored on Hammermill 100# paper and the cardstock is Papertrey Ink.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


A little throwback to the Addams Family today for a challenge I'm participating in over on the Alicia Bel Facebook page. I decided to give Morticia a red dress, but I still like her style!

I used my Copics for my coloring. My C1 ran out of ink in the midst of working on the skin tone. I knew I needed a refill for this marker, but just hadn't bought it yet. Oh well, even if I didn't get the result I was aiming for, I am not disappointed in how it turned out. 

Here are most of the colors I used:
Hair: N8, N6, N4
Skin: C5, C3, C1, E000, Blender
Dress: R89, R59, R39, R29
Eyeshadow: RV32, R32, R30
Garden Clippers: C5, C3, C1, RV69, R89, R59
Rose: R59, R29, R27, R24, G99, YG63, YG03

I added glitter to her hair with a Wink of Stella pen. Happily my photo caught some of that shine. I also used some Black Soot Distress Oxide to cover the white framing my image. For the card, I used dies from Jaded Blossom and My Creative Time. The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Vikings Galore!

Aren't these Vikings just the cutest!!! The Shield Maiden above just makes me smile and my daughter and I were making up stories about what the two cuties below would be saying to one another. So much fun!

I shared all three of these on Instagram the other day for day 6 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Once again wish I could share my Copic combos, but I can just remember bits and pieces about the ones I used.. I need to come up with a good system for keeping track of them as I color. Hard part is that you could find my coloring at any number of places. I have a bag for my markers and I carry them around to most places I go. I think I am going to have to get a notebook that goes along with me in my bag.

For the card for my Shield Maiden, I used some Tea Dye Distress Ink behind her. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and I used a die from My Creative Time. The cardbase for both cards is cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The patterned paper for my second card is Doodlebug Design. The diecut is from Jaded Blossom and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.