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Monday, September 27, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge 30 1/2

Hello Everyone,
Isn't she so cute, I love this digital stamp from Mo Manning. She is colored with Copics in a monochromatic theme. Background dark purple, I cut a circle out and then embossed with CB swiss dots. Next I put a square of purple floral under the circle. I then cut out a strip and cut scallops in it with a PTI border die, and stamped with a script in white and added ribbon. All done. Come over to Crafty Cardmakers and play with us and check out the Design Teams work. Have fun and Craft On!

This card is entered in the following Challenges:
Anything Goes - Something Cute
Digital Tuesday - It's all about the girl's and use a digi
Some Odd Girl - Monochromatic
Crafty Sentiments - Use your scrapes(dark purple background piece with circle cut out, pattern piece behind it,border strip all scraps)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CopicmarkerScrabookings Oz Digital Stamps

Hello Everyone,
 I have awesome news. I am a new member of CopicmarkerScrapbookings Design Team. Yeah me! I love Copic markers and I love this company.  The owers are so super sweet and they have all the Copics you need and accessories at an awesome price.(FREE SHIPPING) I have bought markers from them before being on the team, and they handle there business like a hometown family caring store, not a Mega Chain store where your just a number.(Some people may like that,to each his own) They  teach you how to use the product you buy knowing there is a learning curve with Copics. They help you along the way with several free classes and lots of information on their Forum. They also have a members program which gets you free refills and extra discount and more. Enough about me telling you, check them out for your self.
So with no further ado, here is some cards made with their new line of  Digital stamps OZ.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall is Here

Hello Everyone, 
Fall is here and what a great way to celebrate by making fall cards for friends and family.  Here are two I made and had so much fun doing so. Enjoy and leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Craft On.
This last card is being entered in Copic Creations challge shading

Similar Copic Colors

Hello Everyone,
  Here is some information about Copic colors I thought would be very,very helpful. This is a list of colors that are SO Similar to each other that you only need one of these.  I like to get the most bang for my buck so this list will help you do that also.  This list was compiled by Suzanna J Dean and I added any others that fit the bill.

Enjoy you day, and Craft On.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Copics I Reach for All the Time

Hello Everyone,
 So many people ask for a list of beginner Copics. Well here is a list of colors I find myself always going for in my stash(My go to colors).  This is a personal preference,(I tend to look on the Brighter side of life)but  more then likely it will work for you. So here we go:

Skin Tones - E000,E00,E11,R20(blush)
Afican American - E31,E33,E35,R32(blush)

Blues - B21,B24,B26

Greens - G20,G24,G28

Yellows- Y000,Y11,Y13,Y15

Orange - (bright)YR00,YR02,YR04,YR09
(warm)YR00,YR12,YR18(my daughters recommendation)

Brown - E33,E35,E37,E39

Yellow Green - YG11,YG13,YG17

Pink - R81,R83,R85

Reds - R20,R22,R24,R27,R29(reds are one of the hardest colors to work with and having ALL these colors will help you get a smooth blend)

Violet - V000,V12,V15, V17

Blue Green - BG10, BG13,BG15,BG18

Grays - C00,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
So there it is, a really, really good place to start collecting. These are by no means the only colors you will ever need.  That will all depend on what you color and what colors appeal to you. That being said, an awesome source for markers is Copic Markers Srapbooking.  They have everything you could ever want and their service is wonderful.(I know from dealing with them)    
So have fun and Craft On.

Monday, September 6, 2010

My Ultimate Copic Storage

Hello Everyone,
      I wanted to share with you my Copic marker storage system .  Granted it's not rocket science, but how you store them can make your life easier or harder.  It seems like crafters are always looking for a new, better way to store all their prized possessions.  I have looked at several different ways to store my markers and I am convinced that this is the best way for me.  This ideal could also work for other markers like Promarkers or Prismas, depending on the height, and you may have to alter a bit. This method expands very well as your collection gets bigger.  Here is a pic of my markers and you'll see why I needed a good way to store them.  I also told myself, if you spread them out people will see it's really not that many markers.(Who was I trying to kid)

 So here it is.  I use a makeup storage Caboodle(normally found in makup section of stores like Walmart, Target, Cosco) medium sized and I add plastic canvas inserts.  You don't have to add the inserts but if you don't, your markers fall all over the place.(not a good ideal)  I can transport my markers without any problem and I can lock it up so no little fingers can get to them.  This unit can also store ink refills with your markers.  Take a look.  Email me at  for Insert info. 
The Caboodle you start with most be this size to work. Height- 6 3/4in, Width- 7 3/4in, Length- 7in
This is very important or you slots will not match When you fit the pieces together the 2 panels with 5 sq on the end should be on the same side, and the same with the 9 panels all the ends with 17sq. should be on the same side.

So everyone let me know what you think.  Enjoy, and Craft On.

CCM Challenge 29 Clean and Simple

Hello Everyone,
 This was truly a challenge for me. This took more time thinking then making. I stamped the image 3 times and sponged the color on, and added a sentiment. A few mattes and a ribbon and I'm done.  Come check out the Design Teams cards at Crafty Card Makers 
This card is entered in the following Challenges:
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge
The Paper Players
The little paper shop