Monday, November 30, 2009
It was such a miserable, rainy day here in New York yesterday, so I had a chance to do a couple of challenges.
Here is another great color combo from The Play Date Cafe. I am loving this challenge blog. Go check them out, if you have a chance.
Here is their combo:
Here is my card. The background stamp and cute little guy is from Doodle Factory. I used my Copics to color them in. Then I covered the little guy with Glossy Accents and popped him off the card. It's hard to tell, but he looks great all shiny, it really makes him pop.
Another nice blog I found recently it is called Stretch N' Bubbles Designs. Alison creates and sells some great digi images. This is a free (you know how I love free!) digi stamp you can get over there. It's called "Pucker Up." I think she is beautiful, don't you? I printed her and colored her with Copics.
Have a great day all. I'm off to work now.
Happy Monday to everyone. It's cyber Monday, so I am checking out all the super specials that are being offered out there in cyber space.
Today is also a new challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot. Nilda is "Kicking off the Season" with a winter themed challenge. Go check out the great designs; they are sure to inspire you.
Here is my card. I used the cuttlebug with my Nesties to cut the scalloped ovals.
The background paper is embossed and glittered from last year's Christmas stack from DCWV. The image is another great dingbat freebie, colored with copics.
Have a great day everyone!!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I'm glad it's Saturday! I had to work on Black Friday. Although, I must say it was not at all crazy at the store (ACM), it was a long day and I am happy to be off today.
There is a new sketch up over at Unscripted Sketches today. Please go on over and check out my design sisters and the great cards and layouts they created with this sketch.
Here it is
As you can see, I turned the sketch on its side to use it. That's the beauty of these sketches...you can turn them any way at all and they are still wonderful stepping stones for inspiration. These are my adorable Great Nephews again. The titles are cut with SCAL. You can't tell from the photo,, but the background paper is all embossed, shiny and bright...really nice. It's from a K & Co stack named Citronalla.
Have a great day.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Have a great day.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I used Marvy's Puffy Velvet pen for my Teddy's hat. It looks really neat in person.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Have a great day.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
And here's mine...This is my Great Nephew Shane, again. Isn't he just beautiful?? The monkey in the title is a stamp from my new fave, Doodle Factory and colored with copics. The title is cut from SCAL. The paper is from DCWV.
Off to work. Have a great day.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I am off from work on Thursdays. It's the day I do a lot of my errands, but today was such a miserable day, I didn't even go out. It's raining and the chill is the kind that goes right down into your bones. So, I played instead.
I made this card for the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday I used one of my new stamp sets from Doodle Factory (I love 'em) and colored the squirrel with copics. I cut the scallop with SCAL and the circle using Plantin. I always cut circles with the Cricut...no matter what, I cannot get a good smooth cut with scissors and since I can get virtually any size I need cut, I always use my Cricut.
I hope you all have a great day.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
That's what I am doing...practicing with my copics. I made this card using one of the new stamp sets I bought on Saturday. I think it turned out pretty well. I try to play with the markers a little bit each day. It's a bit (no, a lot) intimidating, but I keep trying.
Even though I am just a beginner, I am going to link my card to a "red hair" challenge over at Copic Creations. I'm nervous do it since everyone there seem to be pros, but gotta get my feet wet!
Have a great night.
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
It's Monday, so that means it's time for the new Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week is easy, just create any layout or card with a Thanksgiving theme. Here I used another free dingbat and my copics to color it. I have found that I must xerox all my printed dingbats or they smear when I use the copics.
I bought Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock, because all the copic designers say that you can just print and color...but not so for me.
I emailed Gina and she was lovely to email me right back. She said she cannot imagine why it smears that perhaps it is my ink. I use branded HP ink with a relatively new printer, so I can't figure it out. Unfortunately, because the card stock is so think and luxurious, it won't go through the xerox machine, so I can only use it for stamping...which by the way, is wonderful to work on.
So, I am a bit disappointed since I love using my free dingbats to color and can't find a card stock that is great for copics and yet, can be put through the xerox machine. I use the Georgia Pacific card stock (which goes through the xerox, but I don't feel is great for blending). If anyone has figured it out...I would so appreciate knowing which ones work.
Here are the copic colors I used.