Monday, June 30, 2014

Continuing with Copics

Hi there! When I was a child one of my favorite things to do was to color. I loved coloring books (Barbie ones were my fave.) and drawing. I would even draw a huge scribbly thing and color in the various shapes it created. I never had any true talent as far as sketching goes but there was something so relaxing about just sitting down and coloring. I even took crayons and coloring books to college. There was no better way to relax when studying for a big exam than pulling out my coloring book (which may have still been Barbie) and crayons. 

So years ago when I started getting interesting in Copics I was so excited! I loved the way they colored and couldn't wait to get started. But when I started to use them I realized they weren't as easy to use as I thought…at least not for me. I had colored some images that I was happy with like…

…this one.


…this one. But I still didn't think I was really "getting it." It wasn't one of those things that I could just do a couple of times and get…if you know what I mean. I decided that if I wanted to get better at coloring, that's what I was going to have to do…practice.

So I got out some of the Saturated Canary stamps that I have been too afraid to use.

I cut some 2 inch x 2 inch squares out of the Blending Card by X-Press It. Since I want to focus on skin and hair coloring first, I stamped the top of the stamps on the squares like this…

…so what do you think? Am I ready or what? 

So my plan is to practice and document my progress right here. I will keep you all posted!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sequins, sequins, sequins

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend! I have been trying to find my missing crafty mojo and decided some sequins might help. So I put together a few cards and did a quick video.

Here's how I finished the card in the video…

I kept it very simple…it's really all about the sequins. Here's a close up…

Love those Pretty Pink Posh sequins! And since I was still feeling the sequins, I made one more card using those fun star dies from Paper Smooches that I showed you in the video.

This one might be my favorite. I love the color of those sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the splatter from the Mister Huey's. I think it's a really fun card. Here's a close up…

You can find all of these wonderful sequins and more here at Pretty Pink Posh. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Father's Day Cards

Hello all!

I know Father's Day has already passed but I wanted to quickly share the two cards I made for my husband. This one was from me…

and this one I made for my daughter to give to him (she's not a card maker)…

(There will be an upcoming video showing how I created this background.)

Luckily, his gift this year was super simple because we just got a Cabela's here in Anchorage a few weeks ago. Got him a gift card and he's good to go!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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