Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Copy Cat

I have been busy making cards and felt ornaments for the past month, but unfortunately not getting them posted.  I made four cards following a post by Nichol Magouirk.  I love the "scene" cards that she creates. So I watched her video for the second time, copied down the layers and measurements and then went to town.  

Here are my cards:

Lawn Fawn - Winter Alpaca

Lawn Fawn - Snow Day

Lawn Fawn - Winter Bunny

Lawn Fawn - Winter Owl
I made all four cards using the same layout and just changing out the stamped critter.  All the stamps I used were by Lawn Fawn.  I used my Scan n Cut 2 to do all my cutting for me.  It didn't like the trees, as it kept cutting off the bottoms, so I did use the die on some of them on the front layer.

I need a little more practice with heat setting on vellum, but am over all happy with my results in "copying" her cards.  So grateful that there are so many great crafters out there sharing their talent knowledge with us.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harvest Mice

Today I have three cards that I made with the Harvest Mice stamp set by Birdie Brown. Thought I wasn't going to find the time to get them made before Thanksgiving, but luckily I did. They were too cute not to get them colored this year.  

I colored all my images with Copics and then cut them out with my Scan n Cut 2.  Loving it for just this reason.  I did the same layout on all my cards, and just changed the papers and colored image.

I used various dies from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn and papers from Doodlebug and Lawn Fawn.  The enamel dots are from Doodlebug as well.  I was very happy with how they all turned out.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Autumn Squirrel

I have been on a crafting roll this week.  Turning all my colored images from the thirty day color challenge in October into cards.  I have another Bugaboo Stamps image today.  I love the super cute images Jodi has on her website.  This time I have Autumn Squirrel.  

Autumn Squirrel - Bugaboo Stamps

I rarely enter challenges because I never seem to have the time, so that fact that I am entering the challenge over at Catch the Bug Blog twice in one week is amazing to me.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Crabby Cat

Last month I participated in the challenge over at The Daily Marker and I have several colored images sitting on my desk now.  This month I am turning those colored images into cards.  Today I have Crabby Cat from Bugaboo Stamps.

Crabby Cat - Bugaboo Stamps

I love the expression on his face.  It makes me think of the Grinch.  I think this is what he would look like if he were a cat.  I did a pretty simple layout, just using a few layers of paper.

I am entering this card into the November anything goes challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps.  

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Turkey Cards

Last year my Girl Scout troop made Christmas cards for the nursing home that is right down the street from us.  This year our Girl Scout Community made Halloween cards for the nursing home and cards for Operation Welcome Home for the soldiers.  

Not to let the girls have all the fun, I thought I would make some myself this time.  I made about 20 cards the other night for Thanksgiving. Nothing fancy, but I did get to use my Cricuit and my favorite cartridge "Create a Critter", and some dies with my BigShot.  

I plan to have the girls deliver them to the nursing home the week of Thanksgiving when they are going to play board games with them.  Love the service projects we get to do through Scouts. 

Jennifer McGuire is hosting a month long of Share Handmade Kindness and I think it is the greatest idea.  Let's share our joy of making things with everyone.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pumpkin Queen

I love fall and all the beautiful colors.  Fall and Halloween images are probably some of my favorite to color.  

Today I have Mavis Pumpkin Queen.  For once I remembered to pick out my papers first, and then to pick out my Copics colors before starting to color.  If only I remembered to do that more often :).  

Mavis Pumpkin Queen - Tiddly Inks

I kept the card pretty simple with just some layers of paper. I am pretty happy with how the final card turned out.

I am entering this at the Tiddly Inks Fall Colours Challenge.  

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ghost Kitty

I have a Halloween card to share today. I love fall and Halloween.  All the beautiful colors.  Today I have used a digi from Gerda Steiner Designs.  So many cute images over there.  Meet Ghost Kitty.  I did a smaller version for a lunch note for one of my daughter's.  

Ghost Kitty - Gerda Steiner Designs
I colored the kitty with Copics and paired it with some paper from the Doodlebug October 31st 6x6 pad.  I used some of the candy corn sprinkles and glitter sprinkles.  The sentiment is from the Birdie Brown, Witch Way is the Candy stamp set from last year.  

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Chicken in on you

I'm back with another card made from some of the stamps I picked up on Saturday.  I love the cute little animals, just wish they stamped a little crisper.

I made this card for my sister who has been recovering for about 11 weeks, after falling off a ladder at work.  

Darcie's Stamps - Barnyard Buddies

I stamped the adorable chicken from the Barnyard Buddies set.  A very easy image to color with Copics.  I paired it with papers from the brand new Doodlebug Fall Friends 6x6 paper pad, and added a little Glossy Accents to the feet, beak, and other parts of the chicken.  Hopefully this little guy will bring a smile to her face.  

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Bootiful Halloween

I went to a stamp expo on Saturday and picked up some new stamps sets.  Although I am not thrilled with how they stamp (very thin and not clear lines) I do really like the stamp images themselves.  I stayed up late playing with them.

I stamped the images and colored them with my Copics, and then practiced my cutting skills.  I inked the background with Tim Holtz distress inks and drew in a little fence and grass.  I was happy with the end results.

Darice's - Bootiful Halloween

I did some water drops on the background, as well as a white gel pen.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Gift Wrapped

It has been too long since I posted.  I have been making cards and scrap booking.  I just haven't posted anything to my blog.  

Today I have an adorable digi image I found over on Funky Kits.  I love the animals over there.  I used this little puppy holding a present.   He is all ready to go the party now.  

FF Gift Wrapped - Funky Kits

I colored him with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I am still practicing with this coloring medium.

The papers I used are from Doodlebug Frosty Friends 6x6 pad and Doodlebug texture cardstock.  I like how the colors turned out.  I used My Favorite Things Blueprints 1 for the blue frame and rectangle the puppy is on.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Emily's Card

I can't believe my oldest daughter is going to be 11 on Saturday. Where has the time gone?  

I made her a little beach scene card using the Forest Friends image from Mygrafico.  I usually print it twice so I can play with them.  I didn't this time and only printed one, so I just went with it.  I decided to use lots of colors, instead of traditional animal colors.

Forest Friends
I went with a long, thin card in order to make room for all the critters.  I used the black gel pen on the eyes and Glossy Accents on their noses. I think she will be happy with it.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Winter Pup

I have been using my Copics so much lately that I haven't used any other mediums to color.  So I decided to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and some digi images and took them to the pool with the kids on Saturday.  I saved using the Gamsol till I got home.  

Last year I got some really cute images from Meljen's Designs.  Here is the Cozy Winter Pup.

Meljen's Designs - Cozy Winter Pup 

I used some really old paper from a 6x6 pad in my stash along with the My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Ovals Stax and Blueprints 13.  

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Monster Hugs

Today I made a card for my sister who had a fall two weeks ago.  She is still recovering and I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking about her.  I had seen a card before and really liked the layout, but of course, I can't remember who posted it and can't find it pinned on my Pinterest board.  Any who, here's my card.

Lawn Fawn - Monster Hugs

close up of the Monsters

I used the Lawn Fawn Monster Hugs stamp set and the My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 to create my card.  I cut two of the window frame and glued them together before adhering them to my card front.  

I marked the corners of the windows and stamped in the images inside each one.  I then colored them with Copics and added some details with a black gel pen, white gel pen, Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.  I had some tiny googly eyes and couldn't resist.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Best Friends

I've been working on turning some more of my colored images from June's color challenge into cards.  Today I have an image from Tiddly Inks.  There are just so many cute images there.  

Best Friends - Tiddly Inks

I colored this cute dog and cat with Copics and used My Favorite Things Blueprints 1 to put my card together.  Super quick and easy.  

I am entering this card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge.

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Monday, July 6, 2015


I've been busy making more cards out the images I colored in June. Today I have "Prickles".  I found him over at From the Heart Stamps.  He's just so cute I couldn't pass him up.  I colored Prickles with my Copics and used Glossy Accents on his glasses.  

Prickles Says Hello - From the Heart Stamps

My papers are from the 6x6 Amy Tangerine Plus One paper pad by American Crafts.  I used various dies from the cross stitched rectangles, ovals, and circles by My Favorite Things, as well as the large stitched rectangles by Lawn Fawn.  I really like all the stitched dies that are available now. 

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Henry's Hazy Days

I finished another card with an image I colored during last month's 30 day coloring challenge held by The Daily Marker. I used another digi from Di's Digidownloads.  I love this little hedgehog.

I used some of the dies from My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, and Spellbinders to create my layout.  I used papers from the 6 by 6 Garden Party paper pad by Pebbles.  Can you tell yellow is one of my favorite colors?  Two cards in a row.  

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bearable Friends

The 30 day coloring challenge is over, so now its time to turn all those colored images into cards.  I have gotten a few done.  Today I am sharing one that was a digital stamp I purchased from Di's Digidownloads. I really like her critters.

Bearable Friends by Di's Digidownloads

I made this a 5 1/4 square card.  I used the circles and scallops by Spellbinders to cut the image and the mat.  The papers are from the 6x6 Fine and Dandy paper pad from Echol Park Paper Company.  

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Friday, June 26, 2015

A few more to share

I had a little set back last weekend and didn't get any coloring done, but have been back at it since Monday.  

Cavy Love by Tiddly Inks

Hamlet PigWit Being Shy by From the Heart Stamps

Cavy Love by Tiddly Inks

Love of Kitty by Tiddly Inks

Wryn Beary Much by Tiddly Inks

Cavy Love by Tiddly Inks
I have really been enjoying The 30 Day Color Challenge at the Daily Marker.  I am made a few of my colorings into cards, but hopefully next month I will get them all done and then will have about thirty new cards.  That will be awesome.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Color me Happy

In the midst of all the end of the school year activities and Girl Scout activities, somehow I still have managed to make the time for myself to get some coloring done.  Heck, I even turned one of the images into a card.  

I have been participating in the Thirty Day Color Challenge over at the Daily Marker.  I love checking out what everyone else has been doing as well.

Here's my last two days worth of coloring.

Wryn and Mo - Love you Most by Tiddly Inks

Wryn with bunnies by Tiddly Inks

Wryn and Wren by Tiddly Inks

Bearable Friends - Di's Digidownloads
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More Coloring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I am really enjoying setting time aside each day to color.  I even made it outside Saturday and Sunday with my Copics.

Here are some of the latest images I have colored.  

Wryn Hanging - Tiddly Inks

Gardening Rascal -- Di's Digidownloads

Let's go fly a kite - Di's Digidownloads

Henry's Hazy Days - Di's Digidownloads

Ellie Elephant - Di's Digidownloads

Cute Puppy - Bugaboo Stamps

Happiness is a Beary Daisy - Di's Digidownloads

Edward Hello - Bugaboo Stamps

King of the Hill - Di's Digidownloads

My oldest daughter (aged 10) even did some coloring with me one night.  Here's her creation.

King of the Hill - Di's Digidownloads
These are for the 30 day challenge over at the Daily Marker;  
The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

More coloring for the #thedailymarker30day2

I have been keeping up the coloring and am really enjoying it. I found some really cute digital images yesterday and can't wait to color them this weekend.

Here's the last couple that I have done.  I am not worrying with finishing everything in cards right now, but more on just sitting down and coloring every day.  Next month I will have a big pile of colored images to create cards with.

Tiddly Inks - My I love you

Doodle Pantry - Oliver Ostrich - colored like a flamingo
I am entering these over at The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


I haven't been blogging lately, but I have been coloring.  I guess that is what is really important.

I have been participating in the second thirty day color challenge over on The Daily Marker.  I am so happy that I have been, because I had not been making the time for myself to make it to my craft desk.  I have finished eight days so far.  I am enjoying trying different skin and hair types on the Tiddly Inks stamps.  Here's what I have done.

Tiddly Inks - Annabell, puppy love

Tiddly Inks - Mavis

Tiddly Inks - Annabelle Puppy Love

Tiddly Inks - Annabelle Puppy Love

Bugaboo Stamps - Kitties

Bugaboo Stamps - Winter Bears

Tiddly Inks - Snorkel Bunny

Tiddly Inks - Wyrn and Friends
Go check out what is going on over at The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge.  

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