Friday, December 24, 2010


I love the vintage look of this card! This was all done with Tim Holtz stamps and embossing folder. I inked it up a bit with Vintage Photo distress ink. Love it!!! Now I am having a hard time deciding who gets what card this year!

and this is what I did to the outside of the envolope! LOVE that snowflake stamp!! (and, yes, it is a Tim Holtz stamp, also!)

Christmas 2010

This is one of my Christmas cards I made for this year. I used a Hero Arts stamp along with my copics for the card front...I added lots of bling to make it sparkle....(I love sparkle!!) The edges are punched with the Martha Stewart loopy border punch...LOVE how it turned out!! The inside was stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp....I love that man!!!
Merry Christmas to you all!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monochrome card challenge

Ok, here is my contribution to the Copic Creations challenge of coloring something with all one color. And I thought, what better to do than this stamp from Whipper Snapper with the dust bunnies?? I love this stamp....she is sooooo cute!!

I used my "T" colors 0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/9
I embossed the button with silver to tie it in and airbrushed the flower with my Copics to match it up.
Hope you like her!...oh, them...I can't leave the dust bunnies out! :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm Crazy for Copics....Crazy for Copics!!!!!

OK, I just upgraded this post on July 4th, 2013 to show where I am now! lol

Ok, yes, I know that I am officially addicted to these markers. They come in 334 colors and I think I have 302 of them. But I see that they need more colors. I am not happy with the yellow selection for sure. They need more yellows....and greens.....and

Anyway, I went from this......
(November 15, 2009)
to this......

(March 8, 2010)

TO THIS.......!!!!!
(March 18,2010)

Then to THIS!!
(July 4, 2011)

quickly changed to this color and had it completely filled up 
(July 25, 2011)

I now have THIS!!!
(June, 2013)
 This shows a lid so things can be stacked on the top for portability. 

This is a view removed from the tote sitting on the table. 

This is the view I will use from my craft table as the rack will sit on it's side....VERY versatile!!!!!

(The following is from the original post and I am leaving it as it brings a smile to my face!! lol)
I love these markers, but I am out of room....I have to be able to fit the rest of them in this carrier. I have nothing else to tote them around to my classes with. There is a little room in some of the little boxes and I have room on the end.....just hope it enough for the rest of the markers!! Oh, and this tote has a lid that snaps on....LOVE IT!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Still of the Night...

This card just looks so peaceful and serene....makes me just want to get away from it all for awhile....
I brayered the background and used Copics to color in the cabin and some of the minor details. The stamps are all from Stampscapes. I love these stamps....wish I wouldn't have sold all of mine because now I have to start all over :(
(It's kind of blurry....took it with the webcam....will get a better pic with my camera and post it later)
ok....this is a MUCH better pic!! Hope you like it!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Birthday Card....

Sorry about the little bit of blurriness...I took this pic with my phone. I don't have a flash on it and it was getting a little dark out. You get the idea, though :)
I made this for a friend of mine. It is for her sister's birthday. I love this stamp! It is a retired Stampin' Up! stamp. I colored it with Copics and love how it turned out!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tim Holtz stamping......

I went to the Memories Scrapbooking Expo in Columbus over the weekend...mostly I was very busy working at the Scrap Happy area. But, I did manage to sneak away for a couple of minutes to go check out the Tim Holtz stuff. I love so much of it....and some of it is too abstract for me. I did find some stamp sets to buy, though. I made a tag with some of the stamps so I thought I would share it with you.

I threw a little water on it and then stamped all of my images. Then I decided I wanted more water spots and dropped more water on it.....mistake! It only takes one time to learn not to do something. It ran my black ink....boooo hooooo. I am no longer really happy with it, but thought I would share it anyway. I love the colors.....the middle is broken china distress ink and the edges are done with vintage photo distress ink. I am really liking those distress inks....just have to play with them a little more!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Hi everybody!! I just wanted to drop in and let you all know that I am now blogging for my LSS! I am excited that she thinks enough of my work to want me to post on her blog!!! If you all want to pop over and see what is going on, here is the link:

She is doing some updating to her online store, but once it gets all done and completely updated, I will be able to link right to it for you. I am pretty excited about this and I hope you are, too!!! I will be adding a new post every Tuesday and Friday, so click to be a follower so you don't miss a thing!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Copic Beginner class...

This is the new image for my beginner classes I teach for Copic markers. I get tired of coloring the same thing over and over so I change it up every so often.
....cute little thing! :)

Birthday Card...

This is a birthday card for my mother-in-law....(hope she doesn't look at my blog).

Hero Arts, Martha Stewart, Nestabilitie and Stampin' Up! stamp .....LOVE that new MS punch I used!!

Thank you card...

This card is much prettier in person....
I used a unknown brand stamp (music notes), a silhouette cut-out (the flourish), a Stampin' Up exclusive Sizzix die (the little leaves)...and Tim Holtz's new dies!! (the flowers and the film strip). Had a lot of fun making this card. It is a thank you card for our niece and she is going to be in Annie at school so I thought the music notes and film strip fit in with that.

Easter card...

I loved this stamp when I saw it in the store and fought and fought with myself not to buy it. Then someone else bought it and sat there and colored it in (thanks, Cathy!), so I just had to have it then!


This image I colored for my friend Susie to give to a friend of hers....
This banana was probably the hardest thing I ever colored in so far. Hope she likes it!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Conway Tweety!

This is the card for my 2nd advanced Copic class for April. It's a Whipper Snapper stamp....those stamps are so cute!!

Mom's Birthday Card...

This is my Mom's birthday card! The stamp is fromStampin' Up!, the "circle" is a Stampin' Up! punch (it is actually 2 squares turned and layered) and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

Acrylic card

This is the 2nd advanced Copic class I am giving in March. I love is on a clear acrylic card. The background stamp is a flourish from Hero Arts and the bunny stamp is from Whipper Snapper. If you click on it and make it bigger, you can see that I traced the stamped image with a clear Spica glitter pen to make it sparkle.

Copics class for March

This is one of the advanced Copic classes I am giving in March. There is airbrushing with the markers done on this card. I love the airbrush really adds something to the designs.

Hero Arts Daisy stamp...

I love, love, love this card!!! I used 3 Hero Arts stamps to make this card...the striped background, the daisy and the swirled flourish behind the daisy. It was colored with Copics.

Frog card...

I think this card turned out pretty cute...I love the stamp!! It is colored and airbrushed with Copics.
The cut out is the Blossom Nestibilities.

Kevin's Valentine'sDay card...

I forgot and wrote in it before taking the pictures so I blocked out my words....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Breast Cancer Card

I was asked to make a card for someone to give to another person fighting breast cancer for the third time....I cannot imagine. Cancer has touched us all at this point either directly or indirectly. It took my Dad from us so I know firsthand how painful it is to lose some to this horrible disease. My thoughts and prayers go out to all fighting this (and to those watching someone fight this).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Birthday Card...

This card I made for my girlfriend. She turned 50!!! But I was nice and made her a nice card for the occasion.

Bridal Shower....

Here is the sign I made for the bridal shower we had at work for our friend.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I made this for a friend of mine that is getting married. It is the card to take to work so everyone can sign it for her.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Random class cards...

Here are some cards that I colored in for my classes at my LSS. Susie, the owner, put together all of the cards except the brayer card...that one is completely mine.

The brayer card is going to be offered in January as a class. You will receive the tree stamp as part of the class.

This is a kissing technique that will also be offered in get 2 stamps with this class and will make 10 cards.

This is a January (advanced) class for coloring with Copics.

This is the other advanced Copics class for January.

This is one of the advanced Copics classes for February.

And last, but not least, the other advanced Copics class for February.


Here is a card I made for my nephew....who is also my Godson. We are both fans of the Buckeyes so what better to give him than a gift card to our local Buckeyes store all done up in a Buckeyes card??!! He loved it!!! ( I learned this card technique from none other than Jennifer McGuire at one of her classes....I love that girl!!!!)

Money card....

I lifted a couple different card ideas from Jennifer McGuire and created this card for my Mom for part of her Christmas gifts.