Sunday, December 19, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
But this week, I was able to meet one of the goals I had set for myself when I started working with the Copic markers--I completed their Certification Class! A long day of soaking in information on the markers themselves, and on coloring techniques, and I still have quite a bit more to study in the book. It was so worth it, though, because I learned so much that day!
I was absolutely thrilled to have Debbie Olson as a teacher! I've followed her blog for a long time, and learned quite a bit from it--but in class, she was an awesome instructor, and made sure we all had the basics of the technique down before we moved on. THANK YOU, DEBBIE!
There are still more goals ahead of me--start teaching, eventually take the intermediate course--but everything comes one step at a time!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Merry Christmas panel was cut with a Nestabilities die, and all the pieces were edged with a Krylon Gold Leafing pen.
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Your next stop is the beautiful card on Glenda's blog.
Stamps: Unwrapped Tilda (#3002, Magnolia); Santa--I Believe (#72, Flourishes) Paper: Ivory (Beckett Expression Candelight); Garland (Tis the Season Collection, Studio 8 Paper Co.); White (Beckett Expression Iceberg); scraps for greens Ink: Black (Memento); Latte (Adirondack); Gold (Krylon Gold Leaf Pen) Other: Gold Robins's Nest pearls; misc. punches; red metal jewel dots; chalk for cheeks and holly on Santa Copic Markers: as shown below:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
My son gets married at the end of the summer, and when I said I'd make the invitations, he dubbed me the 'vice-president in charge of all paper products'. Then told me I was working for him. My reply? "Honey, you can't afford me!" LOL
But it's been fun working on this project. YES--it will be posted here eventually--but not until the invitations have gone out in the mail later this summer. All 150-175 of them!
I've been cutting and pasting and more cutting and more pasting. SO GLAD that I got an ATG tape gun a couple years ago--I'm going thru tape like crazy. Last night, I went thru nearly 4 rolls. And each roll is 36 yards long!
Then there are other projects to follow the invites--programs, place cards, menu cards, table numbers, rehearsal invites, shower invitations, and thank you notes. And I seriously couldn't do this if it weren't for my Cricut. I'm cutting more things on there than I ever would have dreamed, and it's saving me so much time.
This has been a labor of love, and I've enjoyed making everything--so hang in there with me and there will be pictures eventually. And a few cards that have been planning themselves out in the back of my mind, just waiting to be made!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Suzanne Dean's wonderful tutorial on coloring Scandinavian-style with Copic markers instead of distress inks. Suzanne always has suuch a great way of teaching the techniques, and inspiring me to try them!
While it seemed like this took a long time the first one, the rest colored up so fast (I made 7, total, for friends and family). I layered my card with a vellum panel that was first punched along the edge, then embossed with a Swiss dot embossing folder. LOVE THIS. I'll be using this more and more, now that I see what a great effect embossing vellum is!
My tiny double-loop boy was made easier by using a Bow-Easy--a great tool designed just for making perfect bows every time. (Suzanne also has a tutorial, for using this wonderful tool, on her blog.)
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed time with family and friends this Easter!
Supplies: Cardstock--GeorgiaPacific (white), Stampin' Up! (mellow moss), vellum (unknown); ribbon--Joann's brand (pink organdy); dimensionals--Scrapbook Adhesives; Magnolia stamps--Tilda Holding Bunny #335; Copic markers (as shown below).
Thursday, March 25, 2010
You should have arrived here after visiting Cheryl Rowley's blog. If you just happened upon my blog, you might want to start at the beginning, which would be the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog. Then you can follow us along, blog after blog, one beautiful card after another!
I'm not sure it shows in the picture, but I added sparkle to the fur on her hood and coat with a clear Spica glitter pen that I just got last weekend--love it!The paper itself had "Let it Snow" printed on one of the stripes, so I framed that on the lower part of the easel card with snowflakes. I don't know how many snowflakes I used--but can one have too many on a winter card? LOL! And any of them that the center was on top got a little gem in the middle.
While it looks like this card took a long time, it really didn't, and I'll probably make a few more like it before Christmas rolls around.
Many thanks go to Diana at Magnolia-licious Store, Deb of the Yahoo Magnolia-licious Group, and to our blog hop organizer, Julie!
Your next stop on the blog hop is with the talented Jessica Hammond. Enjoy the rest of your hop! And if you feel so inclined--leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my card! I love hearing from you!