Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another Sweet Bunny

Good Morning!

I'm back with another image from the "Carrot Bunny" clear stamp set by Inky Antics. (If you scroll down to my previous post, you'll find another card using a different bunny from this same stamp set.) The set includes 2 bunnies, 4 sentiments and a bunch of little carrots...all totally adorable!!

I've colored the bunny in shades of brown today. In my previous post, you'll find that the large rabbit is white. I'm trying out different colors using my Copic markers.

This is another card sample from my upcoming Copic class at the Scrapbook Page. The layout is simple so that we have lots of time to color our images. The card stock is Bazzill Red and the beautiful plaid paper is Hippity Hoppity Wicker from WeR. I've given the plaid paper a simple punched edge using a Martha Stewart doily border punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Big Bunny Hug

Good Morning!

For my card today I'm using an absolutely adorable stamp from Inky Antics! This large bunny is just one image in the clear stamp set called "Carrot Bunny". The set includes 2 bunnies, 4 sentiments and a bunch of little carrots. I'll be posting another sample using this same set tomorrow!

Here is the greeting I chose for the inside of the card. Gotta Love It!!

I apologize that my photograph doesn't show all of the copic coloring very well. The large white bunny is actually shaded with a C1 marker. I've used some pink chalk to give his cheeks some rosy color and to color the inside of the ears.

For the large carrot, I wanted to try a fun technique using the Copic colorless blender solution. (We were shown this technique in the Copic Certification class I took last Fall.) I colored the carrot with my copic markers first. Next, I dabbed some colorless blender solution on a small scrap of cloth and then lightly touched the cloth to the carrot. It left the texture from my cloth on the carrot.

This is one of the 5 cards we'll be making in my upcoming Copic class at the Scrapbook Page. The card design is very simple so that we plenty of time to color all of our images in class. The orange card stock is embossed with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder just to give this little cutie some texture.

We have a cute little white bunny of our own named "Mr. Bunz" so I just had to snap a few pictures of our little furry friend. He's a little Mini Rex and super cute and cuddly!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious March Christmas Blog Hop

Good Morning and Welcome to my stop on the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be participating this month! This hop will happen the 25th of every month and I'm sure you'll find lots of gorgeous samples as you make your way from blog to blog!

If you've arrived here from Jessica's Blog you're in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of our hop, please begin with Julie Glasgow.

For my card today I'm using Tilda with the Violin. This was a wonderful surprise gift from Diana at the Magnolia-licious store when I placed my last order. I taught vocal music for 14 years with the Millard Public Schools in Omaha Nebraska, and so this little musician was a special treat!

I've chosen some Basic Grey paper from the "Wassail" collection for my card this month. (I had just enough scraps left from previous projects!) The card stock is Stampin' Up Always Artichoke and it was a perfect match to the Basic Grey patterned paper.

I've added a little Doodlebug Sugar coated glitter to her wings for a little Christmas sparkle!

The sentiment is from the SU set named "Scenic Season". All the paper is sponged with a little SU Creamy Caramel ink.

Tilda is colored with Copic markers.

You're next stop on the February Christmas hop is Kathy!
Enjoy your visits and thanks so much for hopping by,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tilda with her kitty

Good Afternoon,

We had a strange first day of Spring yesterday with 6 inches of snow! Today, the snow is melting but it still feels like Winter! Just a perfect weekend to stay inside and stamp:-)

My card today is using a "new to me" Magnolia stamp. The name of the stamp is "Tilda with cat hanging in her arms" - That's a mouthful!! I'm wishing for some Spring Time weather so I've pulled out the Pastels this weekend. This card uses some Tea Party designer paper from my Stampin' Up stash as well as some Bashful Blue and White card stock.

The ribbon is some gorgeous 1 1/4" Pink Grosgrain SU! ribbon that I used for the first time. I have a bad habit of hoarding the "good stuff" and setting it aside for just the right project. Because of this, I end up with a lot of unopened packages just waiting to be used! But I'm changing my bad habits!!

I've actually opened the package and used the Light Pink Chandelier Glass Garland that arrived in my mailbox on Friday! I ordered a strand of this garland along with some Magnolia stamps over at the Magnolia-licious store. The glass beads were so beautiful that I simply couldn't put them in a drawer. I've tried to get a close up of the beads in the picture below!

Here is a list of the Copic colors:
RV0000, RV000, RV10, B0000, B21, E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, and E50.
I've used a little pink chalk for the blush on the cheeks of both Tilda and her cat.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Little Bunny Tilda

Good Evening!

I would say "Welcome Spring" but we are right in the middle of a snowstorm!! It started snowing late last night...it has been snowing all day and it is still snowing. Originally, I heard maybe 2-4 inches but we're way past that now and the forecast has been changing throughout the day. I'm sure this will all end soon and Spring will actually arrive, but not today in Olathe Kansas:-)

However...I do have a Spring card to share with you tonight. My new Magnolia stamps arrived on Friday and I couldn't wait to tear open the package. By the way...I need to say a HUGE thank you to Diana at Magnolia-licious for her super quick shipping! My package arrived just in time for a snowy weekend of stamping!

I've created this card with my new "Little Bunny Tilda" and "Two Eggs" stamps. Isn't that little bunny suit just adorable? Just Gotta Love it!!!

I've also been searching through challenge blogs this evening and have found lots of great challenges for this little Easter card.

Here goes:
Rosie D's Challenge blog - Think Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring
Sassy Designs By Susie - Easter
Pile it On - Pastel Colors
Friday Sketchers - The great sketch I've included below by Claudia Rosa

The designer paper is all from my Stampin' Up! stash. Most of it is from the "Tea Party" Designer Series Paper collection. The flower is from a stem of flowers in the floral department and the little leaves are the Martha Stewart Branch punch.

Here is a list of the Copic Colors:
RV0000, RV00, RV81, RV83, B0000, B000, B21, B23, YG41, YG45,
E000, E00, E31, C1, Y000, Y21, Y26

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind comments!
Happy Spring:-)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Tilda Easel Card

Good Afternoon!

I had a chance to ink up another new stamp last night...It's Happy Tilda!
I wanted to make an easel card with my new little Magnolia stamp and as luck would have it...over at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog and the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge Blog, the challenges this week are for easel cards! Now that's some pretty good timing!

Here's a view of the front of the card. I found some beautiful BoBunny paper from their Kitchen Spice line. I loved the color combination and the two patterns: stripes & floral. I've used some Chocolate Chip and retired Soft Sky card stock from Stampin' Up!

Here's a quick side view:
I used a zig-zag stitch to sew the panels together and my Martha Stewart "Branch" punch to make the tiny leaves under the flower. The flower was a bud from a sprig of flowers I picked up in the flower department. It was such a beautiful peach color!! The ribbon is also from my Stampin' Up stash. The sentiment is from the SU Well Scripted Stamp set - I love that font.

Here are the Copic colors used:
R000, R00, R20, E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, C1

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Sweet Tilda

Good Afternoon!

I think I've already mentioned that this little "Sweet Tilda" from Magnolia is my new favorite image so it's no surprise that I've inked her up again for another card!

I found this beautiful sketch over at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog and I grabbed some beautiful BoBunny paper. I've included the Week #46 sketch below - isn't it a beauty!!

I like to cut two sets of card stock and paper when I create my cards. (This way I have one card to give and one to keep!) Then it's fun to change things up a little bit on each card so that I get to try a different technique or a different set of copic colors or different embellishments on each card.

On this first card, I've distressed the edges of my Stampin Up card stock and the beautiful double sided BoBunny Plaid/Dotted paper. The card is all tied up with some SU Chocolate satin ribbon and the greeting is from the SU Whimsical Words stamp set.

On the second card, I've sewn the edges of the card stock with a zig-zag stitch. I'm really enjoying sewing the layers together with my sewing machine. The satin ribbon is replaced with a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock punched with a Scalloped Border punch from SU and a 1" strip of the BoBunny paper. I've replaced the greeting with another from the same stamp set but stamped the sentiment on a circle instead of the oval from above.
You may also notice that Tilda is a brunette on this card while she's a blonde on the first card.

Here is a list of the copic colors: R20, R00, R000, B000, B0000, E000, E00
Brunette Hair: E31, E33, E35
Blonde Hair: Y11, Y21, E31

Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog:-)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Bee-day

Good Afternoon!

Just a quick post today of a sweet little bee. I've used the "Bee Wings" and "Bee Day" stamps from Stampendous.
The bee is colored with Copic markers: C1, C3, C5, Y11, Y15.

The White card base is cut at 4 1/4" x 10" and scored at 5 1/2". On the shorter front side of the card, I've used the Martha Stewart doily border punch and I've layered a punched strip of Black CS behind the white card base.

The Yellow card stock is embossed with the Divine Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 12, 2010

Oh So Sweet Tilda

Good Evening!

I finally had a chance to ink up my new little "Sweet Tilda". I think she is absolutely my favorite Magnolia stamp! (Of course now that I've seen the new images from the Hoppy Easter Collection and I will soon have some new favorites!!)

I've tried to use some tips from Suzanne Dean's wonderful tutorial for coloring with Copics to look like Distress inks. You can find Suzanne's tutorials here. She is so incredibly talented! It is definitely a technique that requires a lot of practice...and a lot of paper!!

I've created this card for sketch challenge#93 over at Friday Sketchers. It's another fabulous design from Jacque and I've included her sketch below!

The final photo shows the same card with a different ribbon around the center of the card. I couldn't decide if I liked the crocheted trim or the sheer ribbon better, so I've tried it both ways. The card stock is from SU, the designer paper is Cosmo Cricket. I've added a little chipboard heart that is also covered in SU card stock.

Here is a list of the Copic colors:
E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, R000, R00, R20, B0000 and 0-Colorless Blender

Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fluffles Hop

Good Evening!

No...you're not seeing double! I'm posting two different versions of the same card tonight:-)
Both cards are colored with Copic markers.
The first card is colored in shades of tan (E50, E31, E33).
The second card is colored in shades of gray (C1, C3).
The cheeks are done with pink chalk...love that soft look!

The two stamps are from Stampendous: "Fluffles Hop" & "Hoppin Hello". I fell in love with Fluffles the cat in his little bunny slippers. I'm hoping you can see the shimmery glitter on the slippers. I used some Doodlebug white fuzzy flock on a few of the cards but I gave those away before I took pictures.

The flowered paper is from American Crafts and the card stock is Bazzill.

Thanks for "Hopping" by!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Daisy Bunnies

Good Evening!

With Spring just around the corner, I'm sharing a card tonight using a super sweet Penny Black stamp called "Daisy Bunnies". Aren't they just adorable little bunnies? I'm such a fan of Penny Black stamps and I adore all of their little bunnies and bears. And as a bonus, the wood-mounted stamps have colored images on the back side of the block. It's a great guide to follow when coloring their images. The card stock is Bazzill and the lovely plaid paper is an older print from BoBunny called "Pep Rally Plaid". The Olive satin ribbon is May Arts.

I'm teaching some Copic card classes at a fabulous scrapbook store called The Scrapbook Page located in Shawnee Kansas. This is one of our March cards which uses some feathering strokes for blending colors. I'll be sharing some other class samples in the very near future. You can check out the website for the Scrapbook Page here.

These little bunnies are colored with Copic markers...which are my new addiction!!
Here are the colors: R20, Y11, C1, E50, E31, E33, E35 and 0

Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Honey Bee

Good Afternoon!!
I ordered a few new Magnolia stamps and was so anxious to ink 'em up!! My card today is made with Honey Tilda and I've created her for the March sketch challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. This sketch was created by the super talented Jacque Beddingfield and I was so thrilled to find this beautiful sketch while inking up my new Honey Bee!

I've included the sketch by Jacque below and click here for a link to her blog:

And here is that totally adorable little Tilda Honey Bee image!

The Chocolate and Saffron card stock, the striped chocolate paper and the grosgrain ribbon are all Stampin' Up! products. The yellow background paper is My Mind's Eye from the "Just Dreamy" collection and was a perfect match to the Saffron card stock. I've stamped one of the layers of saffron card stock with a flourish stamp from the SU "Priceless" stamp set...one of my all time favorite stamp sets.

Here are my Copic Colors: E000, E00, E25, E31, E33, E35, E47, E50, E51, E53, Y21 and 0-Colorless Blender.

The sentiment is a Stampendous stamp and I snipped the back off of a cute little bee button so that I could adhere it to the card. I'm still hooked on my sewing machine, so you'll find some zig-zag stitching on one of the layers.

Thanks so much for buzzing by!