Saturday, October 23, 2010

Practicing with Copics

Earlier this week I got the chance to attend the Copic Certification class. The class was wondeful and now I have the knowledge!! The next step is to practice, practice and practice some more. I will be sharing some cards and projects completed with those of you that come to view my blog. I hope you enjoy them and see some improvement in my work!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

ay's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

Hi everyone! Well this weeks Bloggers Challenge was to recycle something. Earlier this week I had a wonderful lunch....pork and beans! Well this is my recycled can from that wonderful lunch! I am planning to use it for a Holiday treat container. I intend to either put some fresh cookies or candy sticks in a cellophane bag to complete the gift!

I used copic markers to color the edges of the can that show and to color the pull top that I used for the top of the lid. I embossed my papers and used some Brilliance Moonlight White to highlight both the dots and the lines that were embossed. The phrase I used was from a stamp set from The Angel Company. Below is a picture were you can see the lid to the container, I cut some circles and punched some scalloped circles to decorate the top a little!

I hope you all enjoyed the project and take a few minutes to check out the wonderful projects that the other creative members of Bloggers Challenge have recycled!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

Wow, another week has come and gone! Here is my card for this week's Blogger Challenge! This week we had to work with a group of colors. The colors for this week were black, white and orange. I spent most of the day attempting to use a cool technique from Technique Junkies, it was reverse soot stamping. I attempted to get this technique to work and came to the conclusion that I need to use a cheap candle. I only had Yankee Candles and I could not get soot to form on my paper!! Next time I go out, I will buy some cheap candles that burn dirty!
I am sure the other gals in the group have some wonderful projects for the challenge this week, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the Bloggers Challenge!

Happy Birthday Wendi!!

Today we celebrate a special person!! Today is my daughter's best friend's birthday! Above is the card that I made for Beth to give to Wendi! I am hoping that she has a wonderful Birthday!
I used my new Cricut Imagine to create this card!! The background paper and the scalloped edged paper is some of the amazing papers you can print and cut with the Imagine! Being the rubber stamper that I am, I had to get some stamping included in the card!! I hope she will enjoy the card! Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Working in the studio

Hi everyone! I have spent the last few days in my studio playing! I will be sharing some cards and maybe a scrapbook page or two over the next few days. Today I would like to share a Christmas Note Card that was made with one stamp! I used my copic markers to color the flower and leaves in the image. Then I used a masking technique to add the color to both the image and the background. I cut a small portion of the layer and popped it up to add some effect and used some glaze to get the flowers and ornament top to stand out a little. I hope you enjoy the card. I will be teaching this card at a yahoo group SCRAPBOOKNOOK next week. If you want to stop by check the group calendar to get the information in regards to date and time!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

Wow, it has been a long time!!! What can I say, I had surgery on August 17th. I was not allowed out of bed for about 4 weeks. I have had three cast and I am now in a boot!! The bad news is that I am still not allowed to put any weight on my ankle, so I am still not walking. Those of you that did not know, I had ankle reconstruction again. I am now going to physical therapy and I just started to crawl down into my studio to tinker for a while each day. So, last week I decided rejoin Friday's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge...and things at home were kinda I am starting this week!! Above is my card for Bloggers Challenge for this week. Our creative leader did a wonderful job designing this card design, thank you Lisa...I enjoyed working with your sketch. I invite you to grab a cup of tea and enjoy the creativity of the other talented members of Bloggers Challenge.