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Mermaids make me smile!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

   I wanted to share a card that I made about a month ago. This little image was a freebie sent out in The Greeting Farm’s newsletter. I just LOVE mermaids and feel like I have to get ANY stamp with mermaids on it. 🙂

   This is a pretty simple top folding A2 card. I was playing around with coloring her up and decided to make a card. I used Doodlebug’s Sunkissed 6×6 paper pad for this one. I also used a lot of scraps. I even decided to use sequins! Hey, I may have a lot, but that doesn’t mean I want to necessarily USE them. The waves are inverted stitched scallops cut from scraps. The sun background was a file from silhouette that I inlaid. The rocks, I free hand cut myself.

   I didn’t do any fancy coloring with this one. I was mainly practicing hair. For a finishing touch, I put Clear Wink of Stella on the tail. What mermaid doesn’t have a shimmer tail? 😉

   I do hope you like my simple card. I LOVE it! I actually did NOT do anything on the inside. Nope, don’t feel my forehead. I’m fine. Just wanted to use this one as a note card.

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13; R02, R00
Tail: YG01, YG03, YG17, YG97
Seashells & Sm. Starfish: RV29, RV25, R43, R32
Large Starfish: YR01, YR04, YR07
Hair: Y00, Y21, Y13, Y19, YR12

Supplies Used:

I’ve got a Sweet Tooth!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

   I’ve got another card for you! I wanted to just color and some of my favorite images for this are Tiddly Inks images! I use to be on their design team. They’re currently having a Design Team call right now too! There are more details on the Tiddly Inks Blog. I’m not going to try out for it because for one, I’ve already had the pleasure of being one of Christy’s Tiddly Inkers. 2? I don’t know what I’m going to be doing crafty each day or how I’ll be feeling. One day I’ll feel like doing a Tiddly Inks image and another I’ll feel like doing a LOTV image. I never know. I create my best when I don’t force myself. Okay, enough of that…

   Today, I used a digital stamp called “Let Us Eat Cake”. It’s from the Sweet Tooth line. I’m not a girly girl by any means, but this image SCREAMED girly! So, I had to go overboard with rhinestones and shimmer. 🙂 Advanced Apology: Sorry about the photo quality! I’m still trying to find the best photo spot in my new craft room. This one is apparently NOT it!

The paper I used is from Pebbles Garden Party 6×6 paper pack. Feels a lot like springtime!

   To color her up, I used my copics. I feel like I’m getting really close to that “A-ha!” moment for coloring hair. Almost, but not quite. The colors I used are listed below the post.

Here’s a close up of the coloring. I’m not a “pink” person, by any means, but I LOVE how she came out! If I were to color her again, there are a few things I’d want to try. I just so happen to have an extra of her printed out and ready to go, so I may just have to turn on the video camera while I do.

You can’t see it in the photo really well, but I covered her shoes, tiara, dress, and candle flames in Wink of Stella. I can see how this is addicting! For the candle flames, I also put yellow stickles.

   I used a MFT sketch to help me design the card. Y’all know it’s the hardest part for me. For this one I used MFTWSC67. I altered it heavily.

I wanted to keep the inside plain and simple. This sentiment is perfect for this!


Tiddly Inks – Springs In! (I thought the paper went very well for this theme!)

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11; R02, R00
Dress: R81, R83, R85; 0, W00, W1, W3
Shoes, Tiara, & Cake Plate: T0, T2, T4
Cake: 0, BG10, BG11
Candles: R81, R85; Y15, YR15

Supplies Used:

New on YouTube! Lets Color! VIDEO!!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

   Hey, y’all! I’ve been busy, just can’t post a lot of what I’ve done because one is for my Mom, who frequents my blog a lot, another is for my Dad (my Mom would show him), and one is for my Honey. I just don’t post any of his completed because they’re kinda personal. 🙂 Okay, so, a lot of you know that I have a YouTube channel… If you didn’t, SURPRISE!!

My YouTube channel…

   I’ve also added my social media links in the top of the sidebar, just in case you’d like to see other places I post. I post a LOT to instagram because it’s so easy to do. Okay, on to what this post is about… On instagram, I’ve had a few people say they’d love videos of how I color. So, I’ve decided to do a series on YouTube called “Lets Color!!!”. I’ll do close up videos of the coloring of an image, sped up (because I take so long to color) with no voice overs. Now, about 90% of the time I can’t explain what I’m doing. It just looks wrong and I’ll work on it until it looks right. This is why the no voice overs. I’d also leave in any mistakes and how I corrected them. I try to put non-annoying music, but I have yet to find any in my program. These don’t seem to take me long to edit. Just take out the parts where I am thinking about what color I should make something, or my wrist going under the camera because I need a different marker. I’ll do these in parts so they’re not so long. Also, if there’s only 1 part that you’d like to see colored, if it’s a main part it should have its own video. I’d like to do them on a schedule, but we all know me and schedules. So, maybe if I get into a rhythm I can do them weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Should be easier when we move to our new house. My craft room will be WITH the family and not where it’s 40 degrees in here.

   So, I have my first “Lets Color” video up… I’m coloring “Owl Treasure Our Friendship” by Whiff of Joy. This is one of their digital stamps. I’ll embed the videos below, but if you’d like to be notified as soon as I’ve posted a video, please go to my YouTube channel and subscribe.

Owl Treasure Our Friendship by Whiff of Joy

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Copics Used:

Top Owl:
 Body: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39
 Beak & Feet: YR12, YR21, YR24, YR27
 Talons: W7

Bottom Owl:
 Body: E50, E51, E53, E35, E57, E59
 Beak & Feet: YR12, YR21, YR24, YR27
 Talons: W7
 Mouth: W9

Heart: R29, R59, R89

Tree: E44, E47, E49

Bush & Ground: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

Sky: 0, BG10, BG11

Stamp available at: Owl Treasure Our Friendship by Whiff of Joy

Hope you enjoyed this! If you have any images you’d like to see colored up, just let me know. 🙂