Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lovely Butterflies in the garden

Here more before the year's end.  Another one from Loralie Art Stamps.  This time I paired it with a new Spellbinder's die that I got from Flowers to Flourishes ...on line.  If you don't get an email from them you are missing out on some great deals.  They offer one item a day usually at 40% off so even with shipping it's a great buy. Again, I have had no problems with this site and I have been able to get some of my favorite things, from Spellbinders to Tim Holtz products.

Stamps:  Loralie Art Stamps "Lovely Butterflies" 701081
              Inkadinkado "In the Garden" 93327K
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Die:  Spellbinders "Lattice Rectangles"
Scrapbook paper unidentified from my scrap
Copic Markers: R81, R83, R85, G20, G24

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sunbonnet Sue

The year 2011 is quickly coming to a close and I have one more card to share with you.  This is another Loralie Art Stamp from Loralie Designs.  I purchase these directly from
and I have placed several orders with this company and got great service.  

Card Front

Inside w/gate fold
Stamps:  Loralie Art Stamps "Sunbonnet Sue" 701039
              Hero Arts "Sunshine and Flowers"  E4147
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers:
E0000, E00, E02  (skin)
E31, E35, E37 (bonnet & basket)
R81, R83, R85 (flowers/dress)
V15, V17 (bows)
C2, C6 (shoes)
C0 (shadow on dress)
Y17 (flower center)
G20, G24 (leaves)

Scrapbook paper from my stash
Cameo hat pin

Hope you liked my card. Any questions or comments are always appreciated.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Copic colors for 2012

 New Colors! 

This was announced on facebook today!

G43 Pistachio, G46 Mistletoe, BG57 Jasper, BG90 Gray Sky, E84 Khaki, E89 Pecan,
BV34 Bluebell, V22 Ash Lavender, V28 Eggplant, RV52 Cotton Candy, R56 Currant, YR27 Tuscan Orange

In February 2012 these carefully chosen colors will be available in the Sketch Marker style, as well asVarious Ink, bringing us to 358 total Copic colors

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dropping a line....

Starting to work on new samples for the new year.  This is a new stamp I recently ordered from Loralie Designs. The background water effect is from a piece of unknown scrapbook paper from my stash.

Dropping you a line…..

Stamps:  Loralie Art Stamps “Fishes” 701080
               Amuse “ Dropping a line” 3-8412B
               Misc. letter “J” from alphabet set
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut Stain Ink
         Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:
B60, B63, B66, B41, B45, B26, R12, R14, R17
R32, R37, R39, Y21, Y26, Y28, YR21, YR23,
YR24, YG61, YG63, YG67

Martha Stewart Corner Bubble Punch

Monday, December 26, 2011

Card for my Grandson

Ok stampers I do have to explain this one.  My oldest Grandson, former Marine and having done a tour of duty in Afghanistan has chosen a career that might not be agreeable to everyone but after what he has been through I figure he is old enough to make his own decisions and has the right to do so.  He is currently apprenticing at a tattoo shop in North Carolina.  He is a good artist.   So I had to make a card that would appeal to him, right?  Well this was totally out of my normal card making style.  What do you think?
I used the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate to make the background using metal adhesive back paper, matted on red cardstock and put on a black card.  The sticker is by EK success/Sticko and are dimensional.  I put the sticker on red cardstock and trimmed around it.  I used a folded piece of acrylic to pop it up so that it moves (wiggles).  The back ground is another sticker and is from Heidi Swapp called Damask #HS64203.  He loved it and the best part was what he said after I gave it to him, "Grandma, I will keep it forever!"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from our home in Anderson, SC to your's where every you are. This is our first Christmas in our home and we are enjoying our first fire in our fireplace tonight. We are also enjoying the company of our oldest grandson, Nick, who is now a former Marine and did a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Thanks Nick, not only for your service to our country but spending time with us. We love you very much. Christmas blessings to everyone.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Style is Eternal

This is a card I made for the Hero Arts Catalog Debut party at The Mercantile in Pendleton, SC this coming Saturday, December 17th.  If you are within driving distance come by for some Mulled Cider, Ravens Nest Dip, Cookies and Cake.  There will be new catalogs to purchase or peruse, as well as some of the new Hero Arts stamp and die sets.  This is one of those sets where you stamp the image and then cut it out with the matching die.  Works great!  If you haven't been to Pendleton lately the square is all decked out for Christmas and the stores are open.  The Bakery is a great place for lunch. Come relax and savor some small town atmosphere.
Hope to see you Saturday!

Stamp:  Hero Arts "Style is Eternal"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:  E000, E02, R02, B0000, R22, R24, (R39 to color button brad)
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Paper:  Graphics 45  Domestic Goddess

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cardinals

I was asked what Copic Reds I would use to color cardinals. I have this sample I had done some time back and thought I had posted it but I couldn't find it so here it is.  Remember when coloring an image that has red in it to always color the red part first.  Reds are the hardest color to get right and the easiest to mess up.  So if you color the red part first and mess up you haven't wasted time and no guilt or frustration in starting over. Be patient with your self and practice practice practice.  This I am speaking from experience!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Antique Santa

Here we are in the Christmas season...where did this year go???  A couple of months back I ordered this Penny Black Antique Santa from The Mercantile  with all good intentions of coloring it up when it came in. Well I have had it almost 2 months and here we are on December 3rd.  I loved this stamp when I saw it in the catalog. Hope you do too!  One more thing, the cane Santa is carrying I stamped just the cane and his mitten a second time and after coloring it with the Copics I fussy cut it and popped it up with glue dots.

Stamp:  Penny Black Slapstick "Antique Santa" 40-004
Hero Arts "Merry Christmas"
Hero Arts "Holly Bird" A5078
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Graphic 45 paper 6 x 6 Christmas Emporium