Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Cards

Just wanted to share a few of my new cards with you. All the cards were colored with Copic markers. Most of the paper and cardstock used was from my scraps. I used an assortment of ribbon and embellishments. Also on all the girls I used the glitter gel pens. I just love these.

This is a Mo's digital image called "Chad in timeout".

This is a Mo's digital image called "Posie in timeout".

This is another of Mo's digital image called "Nelly".

This is a new rubber stamp that I just received. It is from Whiff of Joy, Guardian Angel Collection called "Musing Melinda".

Happy Scrappin

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Popping out an image using the Nestabilities

This is a short video on how to use your Nestabilities another way. I saw this used on another blog and had to search youtube to find out how to do it. I hpoe that it helps someone.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sizing with Design Studio

I wanted to share how I find the size of an image on Design Studio. After wasting paper cutting and cutting I decided to give this a try and it works.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Decorations 2010

I decided to share some of my decorating with everyone this year. I have even started wrapping some of the presents.

This is my collection of African American Santas. I have been collecting them for years (usually 1 per year). When I was putting them out this year my DH said, "I don't think you have room for another, but I will find room.

The is another collection that I have, but I did have to stop because I don't have anymore room. My last one was a couple of years ago, it was a Quilt Shop.

This is a hand appliques and machine quilted mini quilt. On Santa's list is all the names of my family members.
This is a combination of 2 different nativity sets that I bought several years ago.

Finally this is our tree. We have 3 cats so no tinsel. We also have 2 dogs so nothing hanging too low. They have not touched the tree but they may bump it. Our decorations are divided into three categories: 1 for myself (I collect angels and special things), and 1 for each of my sons (they get a new item each year, and when they move out they may take them to start their own tree.) The angel that sits on top I bought the year my mother passed and named her "Elizabeth" after my mom.

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Coloring black/gray hair

This video shows how I color black or gray hair. Please remember that I am not a certified Copic teacher, I am just sharing what I have learned for myself. Please have as much fun learning how to use these markers as I have. The markers that I use for this is C3, C5, C7 and C9.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dance Recital Layout

This is a video showing the new Cricut Lite Cartridge "Twinkle Toes".


Monday, November 29, 2010

Digital Stamp Organization

This is a short video on how I store my digital stamps. I hope someone find it helpful.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

More Christmas Cards

Here are three more cards that I made for Christmas.
The image is called Monique by Mo's Digital Stamps. The border punch is Doily Lace by Martha Stewart. The paper is from K&Company. The Copic markers used are Y28, E11,E13, E25, G28, R24, R27, R29, E49, E47. I went back and added Crystal Stickles to the wings.

This is another image by Mo's called Jimmy's Stockings. The paper is a basic cardstock and K&Company. The Copic markers used were: E11, E13, E25, R27, C01, Y38, Y15, Y17, Y19, G21, G24, G28, YR18, E49, E47.

This image is from All That Scraps and is called Christmas Trevor. The paper is by K&Company.
The Copic markers used were: E11, E13, E25, E49, E47, E35, R24, R22, R27, R29, G21, G24, G28, B21, B32, B34, Y28, G00. I went back and added Crystal Stickles to the stick trees in the background.

I think I am all done with my Christmas cards. I have them all in their envelopes and addressed.
I will wait until next week to mail them out. Now to start on the cards that I will be giving away in sets as gifts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More Christmas cards

These are 4 free digital stamps from Inger Harding Design ( that I made into Christmas cards. She has some very beautiful digital images. As you can see her work is very detailed. So stop by and take a look, these are only 4 there are many more.
The image is called "Winter Boy". The paper is by K&Company and Colorbok glitter paper. Copic markers used were: E000, E00, E11, B21, B24, B34.
This image is titled "Winter Girl". Paper is K&Company, Colorbok glitter paper and some regular cardstock. The Copic markers used were: E000, E00, E11, RV19,RV34, R39.
This image is called Christmas Girl 2. The paper is regular cardstock and K&Company. The Copic markers used were: E11, E13, E25, E49, E47, E31, E33, E35B000, B00, B01, R37, R39, YG63, YG67.
The last image is called "Waiting for Santa to come". The paper is regular cardstock and K&Company. The Copic markers used were: E11, E13, E25, E49, E47, R39, G21, G24, G28, BG72, BG75, E00, E15.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Let's keep in touch card

This is a video I made using the new Cricut Gypsy Cartridge "Smiley Card". I guess that I am use to a book or booklet. So this cartridge is taking me some time to get use to it. I like to see what is on each cartridge and see all the parts that go with it at a glance. So I made a simple card with one of the cuts.


Friday, November 12, 2010


It has been crazy for me for the past few weeks. I just started teaching a scrapbook class at our local Michael's. I do have a new video that still needs to be edited. Still working on Christmas cards and cards to give away as gifts. For all that love Copic markers, Hobby Lobby has two sets in their scrapbooking dept. near the markers and Tim Holtz products. You can use your 40% off coupon with them. They are different ones from the ones in the art dept. Mo's have some new digital stamps released. Ohhhh do I love Mo's digital stamps.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Featured on Cuttercreek design team blog

Hi all just wanted to let everyone know that a few of my cards are being featured on the Cuttercreek design team blog starting November 1st. I am sooo honored that I was chosen. So go by and give it a look see. THANKS!!!!! to everyone who follow and visit my blog. I am thrilled if I have helped anyone in any way.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

NYR Card #39 & 40

These are two more cards that I made for Christmas.
I'm sorry but I don't remember where I got this image from, it was a while ago. The paper is from K&Company. I used Crystal Stickles on the snow flake and the image. The Copic markers used were: E11, E13, E25, E49, E47, G24, G28, R39, RV11, RV34, BV00,BV02, BV04.
This card was made using scrap paper. The wording and the flakes are rub-on transfers by Royal & Langnickel. The image is from Mo's and the Copic markers used were: E11, E13, E25, E49, E47, G21, G24, G28, Y32, Y17. I also used Crystal Stickles on the wings.


Monday, October 25, 2010

NYR Card #37 & 38

I have been busy making my Christmas cards lately. The cards that I made for my sisters "Girls Night Out" were such a great success that I decided to make my sisters a set of assorted cards for one of their Christmas presents. Here are two new cards that I have for my Christmas cards.
This card was also a digital image from Mo's, just love her work. I used my Copic markers to color the image and a sheet of double sided paper by American Crafts to make my card. I find that these make nice simple cards. A lot of the guess work about matching colors are already done for you. One side was solid and the other stripped. I did not have single stamps to make the Happy Holidays so I only inked one side at a time. The Copic markers used were E11, E13, E25, B21, B24, B32, B34, B99, V15, R29, YR09, G28.
This card was made also by using the Copic markers and one of Mo's digital stamps. The paper was by K&Company. On this card I popped out a snowflake and added Stickles to her wings. I also added Stickles to the background paper and the snowflake. The Copic markers used were E11, E13, E25, Y17, Y38, RV11, RV34. The Stickles used was Crystal.
I have more made will share soon.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

NYR #36 Card and Layout

This is a layout that I made for "Pumpkin Picking". The font is from the Cricuts Hello Kitty cartridge. The pumpkins were cut from the Disney- Princesses Happily Ever After cartridge. Brown ribbon was added to each pic spot. Finally a sticker 3-D leaf was added.

These are the cards that I made for our annual "Girls Night Out" that was this weekend. I made them using a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop and my Copic markers. I also used the Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut out the image and shadow.


Monday, October 11, 2010

My Copic Marker Log

This is my new Copic marker log that I made. This is the cover. I just colored some images and marked what colors I used. The stamps are from "The Greeting Farm".

This is how the inside looks. I have two colors to a page except for the Earth tones(E) because there are so many. I left blank spaces under each color to add any new colors. I also left blank pages at the end of the book to try out colors with the paper I am using. I made I squares large enough so that I can get a good look of the colors.

Here is a download link for my project (I have never done this before so I hope it works):
(When printed I set my printer to do 2 pages per sheet)


Sunday, October 10, 2010

NYR Card and Layout #35

This card I made with my Copic markers and a digital image. I used 2 different border punches,both by EK (Scalloped Scallop and Christmas Lights). On the Christmas Lights I added stickles to make the lights stand out.

The layout was made using a scalloped border paper(Hollyberry Star by Creative Imaginations). The rounded corner punch is by EK and the decorative corner punch is by Fiskars. The embellishments are by Sandylian Essentials, and the title is made from Thickers chipboard glitter letters.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Glass Etching with the Cricut

This is a short video on how to etch glass using your Cricut to make the image. I used the Sports Mania cartridge, vinyl and transfer tape from Provo Craft. The etching cream is Armour Etch.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Copic Storage

This is the way I now store my Copic markers. I like to take them with me when I go places but hated to have them all mixed up. This is a cooler that I found at Wal-Marts for $9.00 then used some foam core board to make the dividers. I made the sections different sizes.
This is the inside view of the bag how I have the markers divided. The lid is on the bottom.

This is the side view of how I have the extra images that I want to work on. I keep them in a plastic photo organizer.

This is back view of how I have the straps locked down when I have the case on my desk. I put the lid on the bottom.

This is the front pocket where I store my refills, a small light, my ink pad just for using with my Copic markers and some hand sanitizer to clean my hands from the markers.
Hope that you find this info helpful.

NYR #33 Card and Layout

This is a card that I made for my DH for our anniversary. I used a digital stamp and my Copic markers. I also used my Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut out my image and its shadows. If you have not noticed I love this cartridge for cardmaking.

This is a layout I made using the Cricut cartridge Winter Frolic and a small snow flake punch. I used glitter paper for the bottom of the card, Stickles on the snowflakes and glitter behind the two children. I also used glue dots to hold the children to the glitter and pop dots to make the sayings stand out.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NYR #32 Card and Layout

This is another card I made for Christmas using a digital stamp and the Copic markers. I cut the image and the shadow using the Cricut and Lacy Labels cartridge as I showed in an earlier video.

I wanted to make a simple page for a class that I am planning on teaching using stickers instead of diecuts. I took my colors from the stickers. The two lower stickers are placed on white cardstock, cut out then used pop dots to make them stand out.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Coloring with Copic Markers #2 African American Hair

This is another video on what I have learned so far. Copic Markers are a constant learning process for me. Everyday I learn or discover new tricks. So have fun and get to playing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coloring with Copic Markers #1 African American Skin Tone

Please remember that I am very, very new to coloring with the Copic markers but wanted to share what I have learned so far. Any hints please leave a comment. As I said I am still learning.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Helpful Hint #1

I just wanted to share how I made one of my Christmas cards using the Cricut cartridge Lacy Labels, Martha Stewart border punch Doily Lace and a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop that I colored using Copic markers.

Simple Layouts, NYR #31 Layout

I have completed the SDU classes and was hired by Michael's and needed to make some simple layouts for samples. I wanted to make some using mainly stickers and embellishments. I also wanted to show how you can let your paper show what other paper will work. I'm working on a page using only stickers no Cricut.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Coloring with copic markers, NYR #31 Card

I have been having a ball coloring with the Copic markers. I decided to make my Christmas cards using the markers so that it would be good for practicing. I also find that the Cricut Lite cartridge "Lacy Labels" work perfect for this. What I do is to measure the size of the object and cut out the diecut slightly larger than that. This one is for the object then I cut out one or two more each one 1/4" larger than the other to make a shadow. I saved the cut outs and marked them with what diecut, cartridge, and size that it was.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

New card and layout (NYR #30)

This a card I made using a digital stamp and my Copics. I love working with the Copics but I am a real beginner. I decided to use them to made most of my Christmas cards.

This a a 2 page layout made using Paper Dolls for Everyday, Locker Talk, Lyrical Letters, My Community, Disney - Pooh Font. I used some wooden accents from Michaels. I used some School Days ribbon at the bottom of each photo spot. I also used Glossy Accents for the windows of the school bus.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trick or Treat using October 31 (NYR #29 Layout)

After I purchased this cartridge I noticed that is does not have a blackout feature, so I used the hide feature and another method to make mine. Hope this helps someone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Video-NYR Week #29 card

This is a card that I made using the new Cricut cartridge Country Life. This is another user friendly cartridge with some great cuts.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Year's Resolution Week #28 Layout

For my layout this week I made a mini album. I used my Gypsy and the following cartridges:
George and Basic Shapes, New Arrival and Lacy Labels. I also used embellishments, ribbon, stickles and ribbon to decorate the pages,

Lacy Labels Card, NYR #28 card and video

This is a card that I made using the Cricut Lite Cartridge, Lacy Labels. I so love this cartridge for making cards.

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