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Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring Is In The Air!

It doesn't feel much like spring here, actually it is COLD!!  Wishful thinking and spring birthdays inspired this card for another friend, Shelley Ryan!  I do hope that she likes this one.

I used the Neenah paper and I think I like the Xpress paper better but needed to try both.  The trellis is actually green but it looks really blue in pic.  Trellis is a Martha Stewart punch and the brown frame is from Heartfelt Creations.  The Copics I used are:  YR 23, 21, 20, 00, 02, 01 and blender; Y00, 02; YG 95, 93, 11; E 27, 33, 31, 000, 00, 01; R20.

Would love the hear what anyone thinks of this one.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beach Babies!

Hi there!  I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since my last posting but well, busy creating and life!

I do have 2 projects to show today and both of them are gifts for very special friends.

The first one is to a special friend that I met through work and she is lucky enough to be going to Mexico!  I am so jealous.  Trying to convince her to bring home some sand, sea and sun!  I really hope she likes this card.  Have tons of fun Karyn!

Unfortunately, I colored this quite a long time ago and don't have the exact colors used but they were the wonderful Copics.

The second project for today is for my very best friend.  Forty plus years is serious!

I just wanted to make something special for her and I decided to make a four drawer card!  I really hope you like this one Alison!

Let's go shopping soon!

I used the Copics again and the colors I used are:  BV 000, 00, 02; B 91, 93, 95, 97; BG 0000, 000, 10, 11; RV 21, 23, 25, 10, 13; YR 21, 23, 24, 00, 01; E 000, 00, 11, and somehow missed writing down the hair colors but I think they were E 27, 25, 33!

A closer look at the coloring!

I hope you enjoy this one Alison and can find something to keep in those little drawers.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hearts and Love Aplenty!

I just love Valentine's Day and all the romance that goes with it.  After Christmas it is my favorite special day.  I am entering this one in a few different challenges. 

Totally Tilda - lots of hearts
Copic Oz - Love
7 Kids College Fund - I (heart) You
One Crazy Stamper - Pink

I used Copics for coloring and used:  RV 09, 10, 21, 23, 25, 69; C00, 1, 3, 5; E 000, 00, 11, 50, 53, 55.  The little hearts at the bottom left and right were just stamped with pigment ink and embossed with clear powder and then I cut them out. 

The big black heart was cut out and I applied 3 layers of Black UTEE.  The three hearts in the top left corner are Spellbinders Nestabilities.  The one flower in the bottom right is Magnolia.

I also made the corners by cutting out with the Cuttlebug and embossing with silver powder.  The papers are Daisy d's and Coredinations.  The black background is the Coredinations paper and I ran that through the Cuttlebug with the Swirls embossing folder and then sanded to reveal the pink core.

One close up of Tilda!

On the inside I simply used the Martha Stewart punch called Trellis (I think) and stamped the phrase with pigment ink and embossed.

Wish me luck on the challenges!  I hope you like this one.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cool Creations!

Hi everyone!  This creation is going to a special friend.  Enjoy Kim!  I am also going to enter it in the Copic Creations "Cool Challenge".  Wish me luck!

Check out this blog and challenge site.  They have awesome information.  It is

This is a Whiff of Joy stamp called "Willow Dressing Up".  I colored her with Copics and used:  BG10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 72; C5, 3, 1; E25, 27, 31, 40.

I painted her dress with H2O's Intereference Green to make the dress sparkly but you can't see it in the photos.  I used flowers from Magnolia and Petaloo.  The tiles at the right corners are from Harmonie.  I also used Spellbinders and Martha Stewart punches.

On the inside panels I made pockets and added tags.  I wrote my journalling and wishes on the back of one.

I hope you like this one and would love to hear what anyone thinks of this.