Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting Ready for 2011

Does 2011 seem odd to anyone else but me? Seems like yesterday (an old phrase but so true) that we were all worrying about the calendars changing from 1999 to 2000 and "shwish" here we are on the verge of 2011. Well I want to wish everyone a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2011.  Last year was full of ups and downs.  A good friend choose not to be friends anymore. And I was fired from my volunteer job just when I was enjoying it the most.  But God has replaced the losses with so many many good things.  Our youngest daughter, Sarah, married the love of her life.I got reacquainted  with a cousin that I haven't seen for over 40 years! And his family live within driving distance. Our stamping group is meeting at our church, Powdersville Community Church at Exit 40, and having a good time. The church has been very gracious to us, letting us meet for free, and now I am ready for an announcement!  
                    Starting Saturday, January 15th at 10:00 am
                    we will meet once a month to work on Tim Holtz 
                    Tags with Micki Switzer and myself leading the
                    You are welcome to come and work on other 
                    samples if you do not want to do the tags.
                    All I can say is put it on your calendar and come
                    join the fun!

I have started finally to work on some new samples for next Thursday, January 6th.  Here is the first one:
Valentine Cupid (outside)

        Are you ready for Valentines! I am.  Put all my Christmas stamps away for now.  The cupid is a Penny Black stamp I have had for awhile.  Come meet with us on January 6th or 15th and you can make this card or just stamp the image.
Stamp:  Penny Black 1629H Cherub love
             Paper Inspirations 10222 Valentine
             All night media 841D Checkerboard hand stamp
Paper:  Annalee Prima Mkt 6 x 6 pad
Punch: Martha Stewart Cherish PAP
E0000, E00
BG0000, B12
G21, G24
Y11, Y15
R02, R22, R27

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy New Year

Christmas is over, the after Christmas sales have begun, and now we await the beginning of 2011.  I am looking forward to new artistic experiences, new friends, and fun times with old friends.       
 1. I signed up for the Suzanne Dean classes in June on the 10th and 11th in Greenville.
 2. We will be starting a new class at the church doing Tim Holtz tags and tentatively we are looking at the 3rd Saturday in January.  More on that class in a later post.
 3.  I have been asked to teach at one store, and will be meeting with owners of another stamp store the first week in January.

The year 2010 was a year full of changes. I am not one to get bogged down in regrets.  No regrets here.  Thanks for a great 2010. It is a time to look forward and I just want to have my eyes, heart and arms wide open to the path my Lord has open for me. Wishing you and your's the best of health and happiness in 2011. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry me!

Just had to write a short note here.  I got a Christmas surprise last night.  Yesterday afternoon my husband got a phone call and when he hung up he wouldn't tell me what it was about...just that we would be going somewhere later and it was a surprise....don't you just hate that! I want to know everything and right now...but I was patient and finally about 6:20 we got ready to leave.  I felt like a kid..."where are we going?" "How long will it take to get there?". If you know my husband, he is a man of few...very few words. He was known as Clam, jr. in his family because he was just like his dad. Neither of them talked much.

It wasn't long before I knew where we going.  Our church is at the end of a road.  As we got closer I thought, "a Sunday school party at the church"....Well that thought didn't last long as the church was all dark; as was the parking lot. Then I could faintly see one was my friends Micki and Russell. Now I was suspicious. Why all the secrecy if we were just meeting them to go to dinner and why at the church. David pulled into the parking space facing the church...and as the car lights shown on the door of the church, low it appeared!!

A new cabinet for storing our supplies for our Thursday group was sitting in front of the doors of the church with ribbon on the handles!! Y E A H!!! Now I don't have to pack up from home, unload at the church, at the end of the day pack up and load the car again and then unload when I get home!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to Micki and Russell.  Merry Christmas everyone. Hope your Christmas is full of fun, surprises and good times with friends and family.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Day #5

Has anyone seen Santa?
 My friend Micki S. and I have been doing Tim's Tags together as we gather the supplies.  Each one is SOOOOOO much fun! The directions for making each tag is located on Tim's website  under 12 Tags of Christmas. This one happens to be Day #5.  The neat thing about this tag is that we used packaging material, clear plastic, cut to the size of the tag and then using the Texture fades embossing folder "Snow Flurries" we embossed the plastic and placed it over the tag, secured with brads in four corners. Go check out the directions on his will love doing them.  Considering the cold weather we have had lately here in "South" Carolina this little fellow is very timely.  Enjoy! and please leave a comment, I love reading them.  Stay warm! Micki took the picture for me. Thanks Micki.  Tim's website is 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hero Arts 3D Christmas trees

My friend Christine who lives in Georgia asked me to post this card.  It is one that I did awhile ago for the store where I no longer work.  It is in the Hero Arts catalog and I just tried to duplicate their sample.
It is a clear set.
1. I stamped each tree in the set (one large and two small) 3 times.
2, Cut each tree out cutting outside of the line.
3, Use the copic markers starting with the darkest green (G09) in the center.
4. Add the medium (G03) and then YG03 on the outside edges blending them all.
5. Color trunk using the browns. (E35, E39).
6. Score thru the middle of each tree from the top of the tree to the bottom of the trunk using the score-pal or tool of your choice.
7. Add adhesive to the back of each tree (I ran mine thru the Xyron create-a-sticker 1.5")
8. Join each tree together leaving one side open.
9. Adhere the trees to the front of your card.
10.Stamp and embellish.
note:  The trees fold flat for mailing.

Card Front
Information on back of card

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Art Impressions "In The Tub" Girlfriends Set

Finally...I finished my samples to send in to Art Impressions.  Here are two of them. Don't you just love the "Girlfriends" line of stamps!

Art Impressions “Girlfriends” In The Tub set UM3570
 Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers:
RV02, RV04
BG0000, BG02, BG04
BV0000, BV02, BV04
YG21, YG23, YG25, G28
Y13, Y17
R02, R22, R27, R29
E000, E01, E07, E13, E25, E29
Copic Multiliner Black 0.03

Art Impressions “Girlfriends” Dancers UM3580 set
 Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers:
E000, E01, E07, E13, E19
BG02, BG07
V12, V17
R02, R22, R24
Y32, Y38
YR07, YR15
G12, G14

Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas Tim Holtz I haven't posted for a few days but I have been busy stamping.  Working on my Art Impression samples for December and hope to finish them up tomorrow.  Then Tim Holtz started posting his 12 Tags of Christmas and I have had sooooooooo much fun doing the tags and the techniques and the challenges they pose.
I have completed 3 of the 5 tags so far.  I wasn't able to do Tag #2 because I didn't have the stamp or any substitute I could use.  Got it ordered on line for $16.95 with free shipping! Regularly costs $21.95.  Not bad.
Please check out Tim's website  to get the complete instructions w/pictures and even a video to make these tags. Awesome techniques. Thank you Micki for taking the pictures of my tags.
On tag #4 it called for a background of scrapbook paper that had a Santa on it.  I didn't have this paper but I did have the stamp.  I used a white #8 tag, stamped the Santa with Momento London Fog, colored it with Copic markers.  Then I embossed the snowflakes using clear embossing powder to use as a resist.  I used blue distress ink (stormy sky, faded jeans) to get the blue background.  The snowflakes remained white because of the clear embossing powder. I followed the rest of the instructions by Tim Holtz for this tag.
Tag #1
Tag #3
Tag #4

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Three Pumpkins

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!  And what a lot I have to be thankful for.  Top of my list is our grandson, Nick, returned from Afghanistan safe and sound this past December.  He is a MP in the Marines and will not be deployed again.  He gets out in June and is looking forward to continuing his education at a college/university in Texas. I love you Nick.
Sure I could list some things that are not good happenings but who wants to go there.  There are so many other things to be thankful for.  Like a marriage that has lasted 46 years.  Three children happily married, self sufficient with education and good jobs, and healthy grandchildren all doing well.  David and I are both in good health and pain free.  That's a good thing at our age and at night I can lay my head on my pillow and sleep well, getting up in the morning rested and ready for another day. Yes, I got a lot to be thankful for.  So, I found this sample I did a few weeks back and decided to post it for the occasion. I hope you like it.  Don't forget to leave a to hear from you.

Three Pumpkins
Stamp:  Magenta 40206-N
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Laughing Stampers

We had our weekly meeting today at Powdersville Community Church.  There were 14 in attendance. Enjoyed the company of Marilyn McMimm McCredie, our favorite story teller, from Ashville, NC. No meeting next Thursday because of Thanksgiving but will resume December 2nd.  On December 16th we will have a salad lunch with everyone bringing a salad or fixings to share.  I want to personally thank everyone who has joined us at the church to stamp.  We are better together....Love you all. Mary

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Falling Leaves

Outside View

Inside View

Stamps:  Eureka Stamps
              Impression Obsession B5371 Mini Watch the Leaves
Ink:        Memento Rich Cocoa
              Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
Punch:   Martha Stewart PATP Laural Leaves 42-60049
             Martha Stewart Edge Punch Fence M284101
             Small hole punch
             2 small leaf punches by Punch Bunch
Copic Markers:
            Sky:  B41, B0000, R0000
            Edge: E15
            Leaves:  Y13, Y19, YR07, R29, G24
Stipple brushes for edging leaves inside card with Kaleidacolor ink
Red and Yellow scrapbook paper scrap

Naomi Bow:  Video:
 This video is to demonstrate the new Martha Stewart "All over the page" punch but in it she also demonstrates how to tie on the ribbon and have it stay in place without any tape or glue.  I was really impressed as I hadn't seen this done before.  It is the reason I did this card...let me know what you think of it.
Btw, I will have this sample for you to work on at the church this Thursday. Enjoy, and I appreciate your comments.

Monday, November 15, 2010



This is the last stamp that I have in this series...but now that I have seen the stamps that Rubbernecker carries I will certainly be purchasing more.  I love this vintage look and is so easy to color with the Copic markers.  If you would like to make this card I will have the stamps and instructions this coming Thursday at Powdersville Community Church where we are meeting at 10 am until around 3pm. Fee: donation only.  Just bring your coordinating papers, ribbon and gems.  I will have a few of each available...first come first serve. :)
Stamps:  Rubbernecker Alexandria 237-10
              Stampin' Up 2000
Ink Pads:  Memories Black
                Distress Scattered Straw
                Distress Victorian Velvet
Paper:    Tres Jolee "Je Taime" Smile Stripe #TJ1097
              Neenah Solar White
              Coordinating cardstock
Copic Markers:
              E000, E01, R02 R27, G21, Y28, E95 (Skin and Hair)
              E95,  E99, G21, Spica 15. (Dress)
              Spica 17 mint, Y28 (shoes and jewelry)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Buttons and Bows


My computer was have "remote maintenance" performed last night so even though I finished this card last evening I wasn't able to post it until this morning.  That is so weird to have someone working/using your computer and they are somewhere else...probably even in another country.  But it's back now in my control so here you go.

Today is going to be difficult for awhile as this is the first Altered Book Club meeting at the store since my departure there.. I usually attend but since I am not allowed in the store I have planned a road trip with friends and we are going to Landrum, N.C. to check out "One Scrappy Chick".  They are having good sales prior to closing the doors.  I liked this store and always hate to hear of another scrapbook/stamping/paper crafting store being closed but I understand the reason and wish her God's blessings on her new endeavor.

Back to "Bella".  (Rubbernecker stamp "Bella" 210-02)  This is lady #3 of the 4 stamps I bought. I hope you like her....slightly different era.  Reminds me of the 60's.  She is stamped on Neenah Solar White using Momento Tuxedo Black.  I colored her with Copic Markers:  E000, E01, R02; E11, E13; BG11, BG34, BG45; C2. I distressed the edges with TH Distress Ink "Broken China" using the blending tool.  Next I matted her on Glitter paper. The card base is Bazzil "Atlantic".   I used an old border stamp from Paper Inspirations called "Ornamental Borders 3" LCS251 and I found it at this website. )

I stamped the border in black next to the right edge of the card and then trimmed the right edge. A ribbon was added (a piece of scrap I found in my stash) that matched the dress and paper and a button out of my button jar.  I clipped off the back before glueing the button down with "Fabri Tac".  Love this glue. I added a strip of scrapbook paper that I thought matched the mood of the card on the inside to give contrast to the trimmed border.

Please leave a comment if you can as I enjoy the feedback.  Three down and one to go.......  

Friday, November 12, 2010

Outside view
Inside view

This is today's creation....and did I have fun doing it.  This is another Rubbernecker stamp I recently purchased.  It is has been a beautiful fall day here in South Carolina and I hope yours as well.  About my card, I first stamped it with Momento Tuxedo black ink on Neanah solar white cardstock and colored it using my Copic markers.  I colored the dress and hat using E30, E33, and E35.  The skin colors I used were E000, E02 and R02.  I added R17 for lipstick and used BG000 for eye shadow.  Her jewelry and handkerchief are colored using BG000 and BG01.  Her hair I used W1.  I shadowed the whole image using W2.

I trimmed the paper to 3.25" x 5"  and used the Martha Stewart Deco corner punch (42-60001)and then used the
Blending applicator from Tim Holtz and the Distress Ink Tea Dye distress the piece.  I used DMC cotton floss to add stitching to the corners by threading thru a embroidery needle.  The Deco punch has two small holes on the inside base of the corner punch.  I ran the thread thru these holes around the whole piece.

I pop dotted with Bazzil True Teal and the under mat was made using Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Collection #4500107 and a dark brown cardstock.  I scored the front and inside using the Scor-it and the corners were rounded on the True Teal and black base cardstock.  The jewels are from Prima. #530488 SHP Strip Cream.

Inside I matted the edges with the same Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Collection.  The liner was cut 5" x 6-3/4" as per instructions for the Martha Stewart Punch around the Page "Embroidered Floral" 42-40061 (edge) and Embroidered Floral 42050031 (corner).

Stamps used:  Rubbernecker Danielle 271-02, Hero Arts My Heart Smiles D3314, Hero Arts Heart Stem A4931.

I hope you enjoy this posting.  If you would like to make this card I will have everything but the paper and gems at our next get-together at Powdersville Community Church on Thursday at 10am - until.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oriental note

This is my 3am creation.  Stamped the image on white card stock using black ink.  Then I stamped it again on origami paper.  I "fussy cut" just the kimono and parasol.  I tinted her skin with Copic marker E00 and then glued the kimono and parasol over the stamped image.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanks with Style

This is a sample I am working on tonight for tomorrow at Powdersville Community Church.  I used Distress ink to age the edge of the white card stock. Hope you are able to join us
Thanks with Style
Stamp:  Rubbernecker “Grete” 210-01
Ink:  Distress Ink Bundled Sage, Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This is my last sample today.  Art Impressions "Tots on the Go" from their Jingle Tots line. I also used Christmas Cardinals (Sku#g3599) and Tots Blessed Christmas (Sku#g3597). 

The last couple of weeks have been rough.  What I loved to do has been taken away and I still don't know why.  For the past 5 years or so I have volunteered at my favorite stamp store.  I loved working there...even if it was only as a volunteer.  I learned so much about marketing the products from Angie...thanks Angie.  I learned even more from Eleanor about working with the customers and the importance of each customer and seeing that they are special and filling their need was the most important thing we had to do. We were family.  Thanks Eleanor. I looked forward every day the store was opened.  For the most part it was a good time.  Well, that phase of my life is over.  I am now looking forward to what I will be doing now that I have so much free time.  Right now I am part of a new stamping group meeting at Powdersville Community Church.  I will be there every Thursday with old and new samples, teaching Copic Markers and Art Impressions water color.  There is no charge and if you know of others that would like to play with us let me know and we will put up another table. Contact me at:

Art Impressions “Jingle Tots”   

Christmas Tots on the Go (Sku#t3606)                     
Copic Markers
E000                BV000
E01                  BV02
R02                  BG000
W1                  BG02
W3                  Y11
W6                  Y18
R37                  G24
R39                  G40
E70                  G29
E71                  B21
E13                  B23
R24                  E18
R29                  E74

This is from the second group of Jingle Tots samples that I did this month.  This is called "Christmas Snowmen".  I used another Martha Stewart edge punch called "Snow Flurries" and a single snowflake Stampin' Up punch. I added Glossy Accents to the Christmas tree lights.

Jingle Tots
Christmas Snowmen (Sku#t3609)
Copic Markers

Jingle Tots "Bench Tots"

I have finally completed my samples for Art Impressions.  This month Bonnie asked me to do samples using their Jingle Tots.  I really enjoyed coloring these sweeties.  I used Martha Stewart's punch "Drippy Goo" M284108W to embellish.  Stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.

Art Impressions “Jingle Tots”   
Bench Tots (Sku#t3608)                    
Copic Markers
E000                BV000
E01                  BV02
R02                  BG000
W1                  BG02
W3                  Y11
W6                  Y18
E70                  G82
E71                  G94
E13                  B21
R24                  B23

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Warmest Wishes

Warmest Wishes

Penny Black Slapstick 40-027
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Fiskers Lace Corner Punch
Copic Markers:
R02, R11, R14, R46
E0000, E01, E07, E35, E37
B41, B45
W0, W1, W3
G14, G16

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Glossy Blooms

Outside View

Inside View


1.  Cut an 11 x 6 inch piece of olive green cardstock.  
2.  Score vertically at 2-3/4", 5-1/2" and 8-1/4" from left edge.Use template and trim away top portion.
3.  Fold card accordian style so that front (smallest) panel is folded along left edge and opens on right side.
4.  Stamp blooms on glossy cardstock using Momento Tuxedo black. Let dry or heat set. Color using Copic   markers. I used RV02, RV06, RV09, BV01, BV04, Y13 and Y17.  Cut out blooms just outside of stamped lines.
5.  Plan Placement of Blooms on card.  For leaves use a flourish stamp inked with Distress Peeled Paint. Stamp under bloom placement areas and randomly on both sides of card.
6.  Use paint brush picking up ink from Distress pad and fill in leaves and add swirls.  Edge card with distress ink (Peeled Paint) using TH blending tool.
7.  Cut a 2-3/4" x 6" printed paper.  Ink edges with distress ink.  Stamp "Happy Birthday" on printed paper and adhere paper to panel on right side of card.
8.  Adhere flower blooms to card at placement points.
9.  Ribbon Closure:  Punch 2 circles 1-1/2" from printed paper.  Fold circles in half; cut a 1/2" slit in center of each on fold.  Cut ribbon in half; thread 1/2" of one end through slit in each circle.  Glue circles and ribbon ends over open edges of front and back panels near bottom.  Tie ribbons into a bow.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Good Thoughts

This card was made from a Hero Arts clear set that I recently purchased.  The set is called "Good Thoughts" and considering the recent events in my life I sure do need some "Good Thoughts". Looking forward to Thursday and our stamping group at the church.  I will be bringing this sample. Remember....good thoughts.
Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Stamp:  Hero Arts “Good Thoughts”  CL443
Spellbinders Labels One
Martha Stewart PATP “Cherish” 466-60044
Corner Punch
Pearl Pen - Bronze
Cardstock:  Bazzil Bees Wax, Cinnabar and Haley
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:


A new Stamping group

Time:            Thursday, November 4th
                      10:00 am until.....
Place:            Powdersville Community Church
                     Exit 40

Powdersville Community

200 Assembly Dr
Piedmont, SC 29673-9434
(Gas station on corner of
Assembly Dr. And 153.
Go pass Waffle House and
Hakkim Rugs and turn left)
I now have the key for the church and the times of our 
meeting is on the church calendar.  This Thursday I will
 bring a few samples for us to work on.  Micki Switzer
 is also going to bring a project/sample.  I have all my 
samples and stamps that I had at the store so if there 
was something you especially wanted to work on let me
 know and I will bring it.  I intend to bring only new 
samples at this time unless you contact me.  I will try and 
get a supply list to you before Thursday.  I will only send 
the supply list to those who will be attending.  If you have a 
project to share please bring it.
There is a full kitchen with microwave so if you want to 
bring a lunch you can. Also we will only be one exit from 
Eleanor's so those that want could make a quick shopping 
Saturday's will not be available until January.  The Monday 
group will be meeting the second Monday of this month, 
November 10th.  

Also, it has been suggested that we might meet on an evening.  
I have not passed this by the Pastor or Secretary but if there 
is interest you might let me know which evening might be good.  
To start with I am thinking once a month in the evenings? 
REMINDER: there is no fee for use of the building but I am 
sure they would not turn down a donation.
See you there!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A door shuts another one opens...

We are not finished yet....I have permission from my church to meet in their dining hall. Lots of tables, lots of windows and right next to the church kitchen.  There is no charge for the use of the room but we will probably give a donation to help off set the electricity and cleaning of the room.  The day and time has not been firmed up yet and I am waiting for a consensus from the posting and email I have sent out.  I am thinking Friday or Monday, once a week.  I will teach Copics and Art Impression water color plus I have all the samples and stamps I used at the store.  I am also thinking it would be a good facility to invite other teachers to come.  The location is Powdersville Community Church at Exit 40.  More details to follow.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

To everything there is a season....

Just wanted to let my friends here be aware that I will no longer be connected with Stamps and More by Eleanor.  I have given up my volunteer job at the store.  I am off to explore other opportunities and stretch my wings. I will now have more time to put things here on my blog.
One door closes and another will open.  I am excited about what the future will hold and what new avenues  will open up.  I welcome any comments.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Guest stampers - Mary Rozell and Ruth McGinley

Today  two customers, Mary and Ruth, came in to work in the classroom.  They have been there before.  They brought some "show and tell" to share with all of us and I was so blown away I wanted to run home and scan their cards to share with you.  The images, if I haven't posted them previously, I will add the copic marker "recipe" later.  Thanks Mary and Ruth for sharing your beautiful card making skills.  Enjoy!

This card did not scan well.  The card is all white not gray and
white.  Also the glitter on the pine boughs did not show well.
by Ruth McGinley
Inside of Cardinal card

by Ruth McGinley
by Mary Rozell

by Ruth McGinley

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Snowflake friends

Well we have gone from the heat of summer into fall but at the store we are thinking Christmas and everyone (well most) are coming in to work on Christmas cards.  Eleanor got this Penny Black stamp in and I just thought it was so cute I had to have it....that is I "needed it", right?  This morning at "dawn-thirty" I was wide awake and decided to play with my newest acquisition. I hope you like it.  Had a great time this past weekend getting to see old friends and making new ones. I hope you got to go to the Heirloom convention in Anderson, SC.  It was small but I sure saw lots of good stuff (and bought a few goodies) I was handicapped by Bank of America when my debit card was declined because BOA thought it must of been stolen since the charges were ringing up out of state. Grrrrrr. I know it is for my protection but sure wish they could come up with some other way of letting us know WHY it is being declined.
Ok...back to my tag.  Yes, I decided to try this one on a tag instead of the usual card. I used the R85 to edge the tag.  I also used copic markers to color the snowflake brads to match my tag.  
. Stamps:
Penny Black Little Snowy 253F
Penny Black Wishing for Snow 3238F
Penny Black Each Friend 3261F
Hero Arts Dot Snowflake Border H4806
Copic Markers:
R81, R83, R85
G000, G24, G94
Momento Tuxedo Black
Distress Tumbled glass (snowflakes)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Antic Car

Stamp: Magenta Antic Car 40-191-M
Ink: Momento London Fog
Copic Markers:
C00,  C1, C3, C5
Y23, Y26, Y28

I realize Antic should be spelled Antique but this is the way it is listed on the Magenta website.  It is located in France.

Two Cardinals

Stamp:  Hero Arts G1348 Cardinals (NLA)
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:
R35, R37, R39, G12, G14, G17, G29, Y19

Laughing Pumpkins

I love these pumpkins and the accompanying verse.  So easy to color...makes a quick fall card.
Hero Arts Traditional Pumpkin F5270
Hero Arts Tall Pumpkin G5269
Hero Arts Happy Fall F5273
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers:
YR15               Y13
YR16               E0000
 Marvy Marker #15 Olive Green

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hedgehog "Here Comes Christmas"

As requested by my friend m.h. here is the Christmas hedgehog I did on Saturday.  Before coloring I used my "Masquepen" which is a cool blue masking fluid that dries and I have used when water coloring.  This was the first time I have ever tried it with the Copic markers. It worked...there was some bleeding under the mask but the liquid mask worked for the effect I wanted.

Stamp:  Penny Black Here Comes Christmas 40-005
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: B91, B95, B97 (sky); YR16, YR15, YR14,YR12, YR00 (flower pot); G00, G03, R20,R22, R29 (gift); E0000, E02, R01, W0, W4, W10 (hedgehogs) Y15 (moon)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Penguin Topper

Art Impressions "Decorating Penguins" T-3055
Momento Tuxedo Black
Gems K&Co Christmas Cheer
Copic Markers:  R22, R24, R29, Y11, Y13, Y17, G19, G14, G12, E35, E39

Three Gifts

Stampendous M201 Gifts for A King
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Gems: K&Company Christmas cheer 571815
Copic Markers: Y23, Y26, Y28, C2, C5, BG000, BG02, BG05, BV02, BV11, BV13, BV17

I used the clear star Gelly Roll pen to trim each container. XPGB#700

Poinsettia, single

Stamp:  PSX Inkadinkado 94617
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers:  G14, G16, Y13, Y17, Roooo, R12, R14, R17

In the Garden

Stamp:  PSX F-2770 (no longer available...except on Ebay)
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:  Y13, YR16, YR18, YG21, YG23, YG17

Three Pumpkins

I am back and it's been a VERY busy week at the store.  I have 5 pictures to share with you. Hope you like them.  I have pulled out some of my older stamps getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure is nice to be back in South Carolina.
Stamp:  Magenta 40206-N
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers:  YR15, YR16, YR18, Y13, YG23

Monday, August 16, 2010

On vacation

New Colony, Tx.

I know several have asked where I have been.  Right now we are visiting children and grandchildren near Dallas, Tx.  Let me tell you....I lived in the Dallas area for over 20 years.  Suffered through the worst (I thought) in 1980 of 42 days of 100+ degrees of heat.  Coming from South Carolina and jumping into 100+ heat  is like dropping a frog into boiling want to jump right out of it!!!  It has been over 2-1/2 years since we have been here and I had 2 grandchildren I had never got to hold.  John, our son and his wife Holly have 4 children ages 5 to 1-1/2.  The oldest is a only granddaughter. They are an arm full and all different.  What a joy!  Needless to say I haven't had much time or opportunity with 8 little hands to work with my Copic markers or anything else.  I plan to be back at the store Friday morning and get things back to normal.  In the meantime I am enjoying hearing them calling me "GRRAAANDMAAA" ;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Work Out, Weight Watchers and Dancers

I have 3 new images to post today.  The first one is "Work Out" by Art Impressions UM3584:

The second image is "Out to Lunch" Art Impressions UM2576:

The stamps used here are unmounted on cushion.  When I placed the words on the acrylic block I curved them up to fit below the table.

And the last image is "Dancers" Art Impressions UM3580:

I used the Clear Spica pen on the glasses and tutu skirts.