Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stampendous December Challenge..... (pink/brown/gold)

Today I have my very last card of the year.....This card is SO not Jennie, but I am trying to do more of this type of card... "Frantage Style".. I didn't even color an image, but I did use my copics Airbrush for the flowers (R22, E33)

I kinda covered up a bit of the embossing powder and mica chips on the bottom under the flowers.. but you can still see bits and pieces of it here and there... I love playing with this embossing powder and Mica from Stampendous.. It is AWESOME.....

CHECK OUT THE MICA.... I added it to my embossing powder and it adds chunks of metal on the card... I LOVE IT...... you will too! LOOK HERE all of their new embossing powders and mica's are amazing!
May you all have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. Please be safe... I prefer to stay home on New Year's Eve just because of the dangers... I pray that my son and your families will be safe!
I used one of Frans Jumbo Stamps for the greeting..... I love this stamp for a quick card that needs NO COLORING! Whew Hew... isn't that cool!

Stamp: CRS5002 Jumbo Thinking of You
Stampendous Mica & embossing powder

Check out all of the other awesome challenge cards done by the all so talented Stampendous Design Team. Try this challenge, it was hard at first, but then got easier as the month went on... Pink, gold, brown.... (I actually used more of a salmon color but hey...the challenge is to spark your imagination and you don't need to stick to the EXACT rule!) Have fun! Check in on Monday for January's fun challenge theme! (It has to do with Sparkle)

Here is the rest of the gang:

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Strawberry Kisses - Sneek Peek! shhhh

Wow.... I am back from vacation, Austin was here for a few days and is already back in Washington with his dad... (boo hoo). We had a fantastic old fashioned visit. Nothing fancy just hung out together! Now I am back at the wheel of my job... LOL... did I say JOB....

I have recently had honor of becoming a part of a fantastic design team for Crafter's Companion. I am actually new to this company, but man oh man.... they have some fun stamps, goodies, tools etc... Especially their Ultimate tool that I cannot wait to share with you on some of my upcoming posts. It makes easy explosion boxes, fun interactive cards and boxes, etc... They have Popcorn Bear Stamps, Sheena Douglas Stamps, SWALK (sealed with a little kiss) and so many more that I can't wait to share... whew hew....

This image is from one of their fun and newest stamp lines called STRAWBERRY KISSES available at your local store, you can view them here next week! Now is that the cutest name for a stamp company or what?... it is made up of doggies and kitties doing cute little things. Some of them have a strawberry on their bottom... so cute! This is my first image that I colored, but I have about 10 more to share in the upcoming weeks. Today was my day to post a sneek peek so here it is. Be sure to check their information blog daily as they will have two posts everyday with all sorts of cute samples and new releases (did I mention I am a co-coordinator of one of their design teams). Today they have a super special project made by Jinky.. it is so stinking cute you have to go peek! HERE

This stamp along with the rest of these amazing images will be available next week! Whew Hew.. toot toot for these cute little critters.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

January Class Projects -Versatility


The Holidays will be over and you will be ready for a relaxing day away from the Hub Bub, by attending one of my January Copic Coloring & Card Classes.

January Theme is Versatility. I selected two images that can be used for a variety of occasions by just changing the color of the image, greeting and embellishments. These class projects can be Birthday, Valentine or Thinking of you Cards.

I have also used the cook image for Easter by decorating the eggs like Easter Eggs, and Halloween by adding little webs to the eggs.

See the class listing on the sidebar of my blog! Hugs!

See you in class!

Colors used:
Reds: R22, R24, R27 optional burgundy R59
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Pinks: R81, R83, R95
Hair: YR21, E33, E35, E37,
Blacks: N5, N7, N9 or C5, C7 C9
Eggs: E81 or E40, E43
Yellows: Y32, Y35
polka dots: black multi-liner
blue: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG015) or (BG000 & BG02)

Friday, December 16, 2011

You melt my soul

LOL... now I am having fun! Is this funny or what? I know it might not be nice, but what the heck we need some humor in our life! I love this snowman hat but thought it was missing something... the snowman!

Image by Stampendous..... it is a simple and fun image to color. I used my Copic markers to color and added Glossy Accents and glitter for my snowman. The nose is a stem piece of an orange brad, beads for the eyes and buttons, then pieces of twine for the arms. Added a typed greeting, ribbon and buttons for the finishing touches. Of course I colored it with my Copics I am pleased with the outcome...

Stamp: Stampendous
Stamp Name: Tweet Top Hat
available in cling or wood mount
Stamp: Stampendous TWEET TOP
Marker Colors: R22, R24, R59, C1, C3, C7 N9, G20, G85,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Cookies

One of my fondest memories as a child was going to the Gingerbread House at the Central City Mall in San Bernardino for Gingerbread cookies and Hot Gingerbread. The store and the mall are long gone, but the memories will remain a lifetime. Thus, such a perfect greeting!

This sweet little girl is baking up some gingerbread men. I absolutely love her. Did you know that a gingerbread is the only man you can chew on his butt, bite off his head or poke him in the belly and he won't be offended! In fact, he loves being chewed on (a lonely cookie never gets chewed on). Check out the little embellishment string of gingerbread men... I stamped up extra images and cut out the cookies then strung them across on tiny twine.

STAMP: Stampendous CRS2048 Cookie Memories Set (includes greeting)
Markers: Copic R24, R29, R59, G20, G82, G85, E000, E00, E11, E30, E33, C3, C5,
Flock - Stampendous (white cuffs on her oven gloves)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Laura Mann Weed - Stampendous

Happy Birthday Laura

Laura Mann Weed, our fearless and creative leader of the Stampendous DT is having a birthday. We could not let this opportunity pass without special love being sent her way... I met Laura at a Copic Certification class that I taught last year and now I have the honor of being part of the team for three months! Whew hew...

Here is my special card, I originally started it as a my card post for this month's color challenge, but I just keep throwing things onto the card until it turned into a wonderful special someone card and I thought it was perfect for Laura.

How Fun is that! You never know what a project might turn into when you sit down to start playing. One of my favorite things is to show versatility of a stamp... first look at this stamp tells me "Christmas" but winter birthdays happen several months out of each year... so what the heck! Take a second look at your stamps and think of occasions other than the obvious holiday and you will get more use out of your stamps! You could also put a photo of your family, dog or other special someone in place of the greeting. Be sure to check out all of Stampendous embossing powder , gold glitter and mica.. YUMMIE...eye candy!

I met Laura at a Copic Certification class that I taught last year, and now I have the honor to work with her for the next three months. It is soooo exciting.

Be sure to check out the rest of the teams special wishes to Laura - Links are on Stampendous Page of Facebook... did you know you can find tons of ideas there? check it out HERE

Happy Birthday Laura, may your day be special..... as the card says..... There is SNOWBODY like you. #CRR126 Stamp available at your local Scrapbook or Rubber Stamp store!

Hugs Everyone - Stay tuned for a week of great samples here on my blog.... sign up as a follower to make sure to see them all.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Give Peas a Chance


Ok... Is this image the sweetest or what? I have a tendency to call special people in my life Sweet Pea... therefore I could not resist this image. I actually colored it in July, but could not share it because it was being considered for publication. It was not picked up by the book after all so now I can finally share! Just love the way I colored it, if I may be so bold to admit (blush). I wanted some texture so I used the tip of my marker to add dots and didn't over blend my coloring.... Just love it.

to get the depth in the green I added some dark blue/greens to the pea IE: BG75 this added a bit of gray and a bit of blue, giving the results that I was looking for.

please excuse the poor photography.... its from a cell phone! LOL.. the original image is still at the book publishers and I wanted to share!

STAMP: Give Peas a Chance by House Mouse... (tooooo cute)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snowman Ornament

I had so much fun playing with this snowman rosette ornament! It was like being a little girl again playing with stamps, ink, glue, glitter paper, feathers, scissors, and of course my copic markers (didn't have those as a girl..LOL) This image is so much fun to color and not hard at all. Note that I shaded the sides of the scarfs to make the scarf look like it was curved and not flat. Does it look like the middle of the scarf is closer to you. That is done with highlighting and shading. The snowmen are also shaded with W1 gray marker. Hmmm glitter may have been fun on them too you might want to try that!

The snowflakes were punched using Martha Stewart punch then glued onto the large rosette. The rosette was so easy also... I used two 3" x 12" strips of decorator paper scored every 1/2". Then glued them together end to end and then formed a circle. You have to use a huge gooey glue dot in the middle to help hold it together. I then glued on the turkey feathers, and snow flakes... fun and easy!


Stamp Name is: Stampendous Cling Jumbo Snowfall Pair CRS5018

Stamp is by Stampendous and is available at your local Scrapbook store, Rubber Stamp Store or other craft supply place. Please support your local stores. Or you can find the stamp here.

Stampendous December Challenge - sample 2

Saturday is here so it's time to take a peek at the Stampendous Team's amazing creations for this month's challenge "PINK, BROWN OR GOLD AND CREAM". This card is a bit different for me but I was pretty please with the outcome. I got to play with the my new amazing Stampendous aged gold embossing powders - SO YUMMY best I have ever worked with - honest! It's chunky and thick and oh so good! This amazingly cute image is called Little Angels and is available HERE

Here are a few other pictures showing that I made my own background paper using stamps, Copic Ink refills, Copic Blending Solution and my favorite new embossing powder! It was so fun to just plop each ingredient onto the glossy cardstock and smear it around with a piece of scrap cloth that was on my table. I hated to cover up my background paper so I thought I had to share it as it was being created so you an see the whole thing! LOL...

This was loads of fun and so easy to make.. give it a try or take a peek at the rest of the Stampendous DT samples for inspiration for many creations.

TIP: can you find my light source? The lantern of course! So I made the front side of my image lighter and the shading towards the back.

Pictures below
1. Ingredients for background paper, Tim Holtz gold mixitive, Copic Various Blending Solution, Copic Refill inks R85, E35, and a piece of cloth or cotton ball and glossy cardstock. Stampendous Vintage Piano Stamp set available HERE

2. Drip each ingredient onto glossy cardstock randomly. Then smudge around a bit with a piece of cloth.. I used burlap because it was what was within reach.

3. Stamp image randomly onto the dry paper. (use Stayzon on glossy paper do not add any alcohol based ingredients after stamping with Stayzon as it is not compatible with WET Alcohol)

Just an update to all of my friends. My furry little dog Jazzie (my little angel and inspiration for this card) is now on her way towards recovery. It has been a long, extremely expensive and emotional road for the past few weeks. (respiratory infection that led to diabetes, cushing's disease, collapsed trachea and a list of subsequent ailments.) She finally played with a toy yesterday and ate something today! Whew Hew! Thus the reason for few postings!
check out the Stampendous Impressions for details on how to win amazing prizes by joining the challenge....

Stamps: Stampendous
Chipboard key dipped in gold ink
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder available here
Stampendous white flock for snow
Colored cardstock - BoBunny Dot collection (reverse side)
White Cardstock: XPress Blending Cardstock
Ink: Memento for image - Stayzon stamped onto the glossy background paper
Copic Markers:
Pink (ok Coral) R20, R22
Brown: E30, E33, E37
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
other misc colors: y11, Y15, G82, G85, E51
Gold: Gold Spica pen

here are the links to some inspiration.. grab some Java or soda then sit back and blog hop... you will be totally inspired by these fantastic artists!

Stampendous Impressions -

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stampendous Challenge!

CHALLENGE: Pink, cream, brown or gold..... (details below)

I made the Stampendous Blog Star Team... Wowza... What is that you ask? Well, I get to be a guest designer on the Stampendous Blog Team for three months... Whew hew for me...

I am excited about all of the new people that I will be introduced to. Now for my first blog post here is a cute little card made with SHORT ELF available here. He also has a darling little greeting, but mine was missing... Ooops... had to print one up on the computer.... not near as cute as the stamp.

Card Tips:
There are a few things on this card that I would like to point out... First of all is that fantastic white flocking that I put on their fur! Is that amazing or what...? just apply the flocking like you would glitter using a glue pen. The next detail I would like to point out is the LONG HAIR on two of the elves. Originally, the Elf had short hair (boy) and I wanted a girl elf. So, I took my .3 Copic multi-liner and doodled on some longer strands of hair... TA DA now I have two girl elves. Third Detail is the gold on the buckle and bells. That was done with a Copic Gold Spica pen. Amazing to add a tiny bit of glitz.

Be sure to leave love (comments) along the way, as you visit the blogs and Blog Gallery!

Stamp: Stampendous Short Elf
All Colored Paper: Bo Bunny Dot
White Paper: X-Press Blending Card - from Imagination International
Ribbon: Bo Bunny
Markers: Copics: E30, E33, E37, R81, R85, R89, face: E000, E00, E11, belt: C3, C5, C7 ground: E40, E42, E44, gold spica pen and .3 black multi-liner. Background Airbrushed with Copic ABS system using E81 marker.
Other: Stampendous white Flock! YUMMY!, hole punch, adhesive, glue pen, scissors
Greeting: Computer generated
Scallop Punch: Stampin Up

The Challenge: make a card or project with at least three of these four colors: pink, cream, gold, and/or brown

Date: December 3

Time: 8:00 AM EST

Challenge runs through: Thursday, January 5 @ 11:59 PM EST

The Prize: Amore Frame Perfectly Clear set


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Versatility! Penny Black

I posted this card last week, but wanted to share the different color combinations that I came up with to show the versatility of this Image... I just love her! What is your favorite color combination!

Check out the blog challenge on the Penny Black Blog HERE

Here are those amazing color combos..... This image is great for any holiday or season! Whew Hew.

check out the other images on the Penny Black Blog. HERE

Penny Black Challenge! Versatility!

Today I am show casing an image that I love to use for several different occasions... By changing the color scheme or embellishments on the card, you can make an Easter Image a Christmas Image, or Birthday Image etc.... This is a way to stretch the usability of each stamp! Love that!

I have colored this same image in several different color Schemes to show you the versatility of an image I would normally consider an Easter image.
Check out several other awesome Penny Black Cards on the Penny Black Challenge.. HERE

Hot Pink & Lime Green, Fall colors, and rose/denim color combinations! Too Fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Penny Black - Challenge - Garden Kitty!

My favorite type of cat is a paper cat... they don't shed... well maybe they shed scraps all over my floor! Yep! Guess they shed too! LOL...

Anyways here is my second kitty card in one day, it's usually dogs or turtles if I do animal cards.... This one is for my kitty loving friends and the Penny Black Gift Tag Challenge and the Penny Black Allsorts challenge. Figure if I join a few challenges it will get me in gear to post more often...... thus the reason for so many in one day..... today is creation day!

I love to give tags as birthday cards. This one could be used as a tag on a gift bag or as a gift pouch! LOVE it!

I could not decide if I liked the photo with the money or without (silly money is always better!) so I put both here for you to see.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Penny Black 4134k - Garden Treats
Copic Markers:
Kitty: W1, W3, W5
nose, hat, apron: R21, R22, R24, R27
Shoes, Shovel Head: C1, C3, C7
Grass: G20, G82, G85, Y11
yellows: Y32, Y35
Die Cuts: Tim Holtz Sizzix
other: beads
sky: airbrushed with B21
Money: Hard Earned.... LOL.
Tag finished size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

challenge! ideas for classes

Hello everyone!

I am now creating for my December, January and even February classes... I need your ideas and wish list for great classes... here are a few I plan on doing but I need your "I wants" each entry will be considered for a prize of 10 Card kits - all ready to be colored and put together! .... (winner chosen by random number).

valentines (duh... what brands/styles/stamps)
ruffles - again what images!
holiday tags
Airbrush - sunsets, backgrounds etc....

please place your idea under comments for this posting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Love Bug! Penny Black Gem Challenge & Allsorts challenge

I am loving these challenges....

Penny Black Blog Gem Challenge

It really makes me think about the different things I already own and never use on my cards. Is this LOVE BUG cute or what! Love her.... she is by Penny Black and named LOVE ANTENNAE . But I like the name LOVE BUG because that's my Bugsies name.

Stamp: Love Antennae 4119j by Penny Black
Butterflies: Prima
Dec. Paper: Pinecone Press
Dies: Spellbinders
other: Rhinestones, scallop punch

an old favorite pic of my little LOVE BUG Bugsie can you believe she is almost 7 months old now.... and a whopping three pounds... Looks like she will max out at about 3.5 lbs.... she is soooo tiny and loveable (but full of vinegar). Her new trick is to hold the doggie door closed from the inside when Jazzie (other Yorkie) wants in. Jazz usually gives up and says "whatever" and trys again later!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Class Calendar Updated through end of 2011

Impression Obsession Challenge - Snowball Fight

This is not just another snowman stamp. This is pure fun! I absolutely rolled on the floor laughing my buns off when I saw this image. I knew I just had to have it!. I mean, duh.... if there is snow we have to throw it at each other.... right? I don't know why we have not seen more snowball fight images! LOVE it! I wish you could see the nose. I added orange stickles and it pokes up just like a carrot! Too fun!!

I had a lot of fun making this card this morning all bundled up in my flannel jammies, drinking my hot chocolate! Winter is coming! Whew Hew!

Check out the other fun winter fun cards on The Impression Obsession Blog! Enter the challenge yourself for a chance at free stamps.... Oh Yeah! Here is the link.... IMPRESSION OBSESSION

Ingredients to make this card are.....
Stamp: Impression Obsession - Snowball Fight F8155
Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart
Colored with Copic Markers: YG01, YG03, YG67, W1, R22, R27, R59, YG68
Printed Paper is all by Bo Bunny
Letters: Sizzix sizzlits die
a bit of ribbon, stickles, glitter and red rhinestones finish it off.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Penny Black - Tweet Christmas & Kitty

Here is one image that is being considered for next month's Christmas coloring card classes. I will be posting several different cards over the next few days for stores to select their favorites for their class.

I am a small dog person, preferring pets that don't shed.... that leaves only room in my house for Paper Cats... this is my favorite type of cat. However, many of my creative class guests love their kitty's so this is for them... especially, Karen, Kathy, Krista and Debbie... Love you guys!

check out the blog challenge at: Penny Black Allsorts

Image: Penny Black 4199k - Tweet Christmas
Colored with Copics:
kitty: Y21, Y32, Y35, YR24
reds: r22, r24, r27, r59
greens: G20, G82, G85
yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38
White gel pen
ground: E40, E43, E44
background - airbrushed with E43 & E44
Spelbinders and Sizzix dies

Gotta Love Penny Black!
Ask at your local Stamp or Scrapbook Store for this cute little guy! Keep the local stores in business by shopping there whenever possible!


Penny Black Challenge - Trees & Green

The challenge for the Penny Black Blog is Green and trees.. Here are two cards that were projects in this month's classes... Very fitting so I thought I would post them here... Be sure to check out the challenge for more exciting card ideas! HERE

Hugs Everyone!

More Versatility! Penny Black

Did you check out those Spider Web Eggs.... What a kick! This image is totally fun and extremely versatile... I mean, cupcakes are great for any celebration ... right? Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Graduation, Bday, thank you, new baby, oh my can't think of any day that a cupcake is not welcome! Here is the original card!

I printed the greeting onto printed paper in my printer (pre-cut the paper to 8 1/2 x 11). I think Sweet wishes will also work for many occasions. Have fun being versatile and coming up with new ideas for your stamps! Use them more than once!

November classes -

YIKES.. it's past time to update my calendar! My goodness.. but I have been busy creating creating and creating....... Amazingly, I have had lots of time to create this month and just color "Extra" things! (surprising how much you can accomplish when you give up house cleaning! LOL)

Here are a few images that we will be doing in a few stores next month! I am trying to expand your stamp collection by making each stamp more versatile! Here are a few images that are not "Holiday" images, but by using "holiday" colors - I made them into Holiday cards... Easy Peasy.

All Images by Penny Black (lately I am addicted to her images). Check out the Penny Black Challenge here

The first two are my favorite (next two in a separate post). I love the vintage colors and the muted background that I airbrushed with my Copic Air Brush System. The sky in the aviation scene is also airbrushed using a piece of scrap paper cut with scissors for a cloud mask.

Colors used are:
R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R59
G20, G82, G85
E000, E01, E11
E40, E43, E44 (eggs & base)
choc: E21, E27
golds Y32, Y35
hair: Y32, E33, E35
bunnies: W1, W3

Flyin' by with a Holiday Hi

Since my son, Austin is a pilot, I always need to come up with a cute holiday card with an Airplane. Here is this years. The image is by Penny Black, computer made image, and a paper pieced tree with scraps. Too fun! Another card we will be doing in class in November -- great airbrush practice!

Check out this Penny Black Challenge - Here

Colors used:
green: G20, G82, G85
Reds: R22, R24, R29, R59
Hedgehog: W1, W3, W5
Sky - airbrushed with scrap paper and B95

November Class Project

Another Penny Black image! I just love these images and can't get enough of them lately... I might have to dedicate another drawer to Penny Black images!

This little kitty is a fun one to color. I used a variety of yellows and browns to get the tabby look. So many of my friends are kitty people (I prefer paper kitty's).


Here are the colors I used:
Kitty: Y32, Y38, YR24
Tree: G20, G82, G85 (feather motion without blending)
reds: R22, R24, R29, R59
ears: R22
Birdie: Y32, YR24
Background Airbrushed Y32
ground: E40, E43
white dots - Copic Opaque White (sat my hand in it when it was wet... oops)
Words are computer generated!

Apples Galore... a

This is a repost from last fall... I am thinking of doing this card at SMS next month for a quiet break from the holiday buzz.... what do you think? (and maybe roses). This time of year I love Carmel Apple Cider... and apple pie so thought it would be fitting.

I LOVE this image. It was so fun to color. I was sitting at the car dealer waiting for my car to get fixed (something in the steering column) and had plenty of time to color. I didnt have the right colors for the inside of my apple and ended up redoing them after I got home (cut and paste) I love the E50's for my apple centers and cant wait to do it again without cut and pasting... isn't paper crafting perfect... if ya boo boo you just cover it up! In this image, I used more gray rather than a brighter colors to shade and shadow.

At the Intermediate Certification we talked about shading with grays or colors with more gray in them. Here I used more gray rather than a more intense color as I had previously used. This way of shading makes more sense to me than just using a more intense color. IE: when shading use the same color Plus 10 in grayness (first number) and 2 in brightness (second number). For Example for R27 I would shade with R39. If you don't have a color that is darker then try adding a bit of gray to your image. Note I also added some Yellow in both my red and green apples. I took a look at a real apple and it had green and yellow in the red so I thought i would give it a try. It worked - it is so amazing what ya can do with Copic Markers....

Stamp: Peddler's Pack
Illustrator: by Karen Medler
Colored by: Jennie Black
stamp available here: Peddler's Pack

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stampavie.... Holly Hobbie Style image!

I loved Holly Hobbie and had to have a Holly Hobbie shirt, lunch pail, doll and everything Holly Hobbie.

When I first saw the Sarah Kay images by Stampavie I fell in LOVE..... because the images reminded me so much of Holly Hobbie. I have been addicted ever since. Here is what I think will be my personal Christmas card that I plan on sending out this year to a few family and friends who will get a hand made cards... (last year No One got one.... I was moving!). If you want a chance to color her, please come to my classes... I will be including this in my Stampavie Christmas Card Classes at Scrapbooking Made Simple in Santa Clarita, Scrapbooking Heaven in Westminster, Collective Journey in Redlands, and Pages From the Heart in Monrovia.... The other projects are just as cute! (class images and colors are posted in my facebook gallery) Facebook name: Jennie Lin Eger Black

Sorry the picture is dark.... My camera card is acting up for some strange reason.. guess I have worn it out!

Colors used in this darling image are as follows:
Sky: B91, B93,
Dress/Hat: R22, R24, R27, R59
Purse/Hair/Bow: Y32, Y35, E33,
Post: E30, E33, E35,
Mailbox/Shoes: C1, C3, C5 optional C7
Green Holly: any greens (G20, G82, G85 my favs)
Red berries: Red Spica Pen.

Looking forward to sending these out! I am soooo excited! Love love the buttons, and heart punch... I need to think of a small greeting to put in the oval piece... maybe sending Holiday Hugs? That would go with the heart! Hmmmm

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Our Craft Lounge - Guest Designer - Granny's Potion

Ya gotta Love Granny from Our Craft Lounge. She is always coming up with some sort of costume or outfit. Here she is as a witch in the "Granny's Potion" clear stamp set. I wanted to to use this frightingly wonderful MOXXIE paper, so I used very muted colors for Granny's dress... normally my hands reach for the brighter colors, but I wanted her to match the paper. All of the fun background paper is from Moxxie's new halloween line... I LOVE it!

Today is my last day as guest designer for OCL. Boo Hoo.... I love these folks, so you can bet I will be posting more projects using their amazing images as well as teaching classes featuring the awesome OCL stamp line and SPARKLY FLUFF....

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Stamps Used: Granny
Copic Colors used:
Greens: G93, G95, G99 (added a bit of c5 in shaded areas)
Oranges: yr16, yr18 (again added C5 to shaded areas)
Hair: C1, c3, C5
cauldron: V91, V93, V99
ground: E43, E44
yellow: y11, y00
skin: e00, e11
broom: stick E43, E44, other y21, E33, E37

Decorator Paper: Moxxie
Dies: Spellbinders

Stamps Available at your local stamp or scrapbook stores
online store also available here:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vintage - Stampendous

Ok.. not my usual style.. but believe it or not I prefer the vintage look to the clean crisp look... One would never know it. Vintage is harder for me to do, don't know why, but it does not come natural for me. Clean and simple layouts just pop into my head..... I love it when I take the time to create something more grungy! Even got my pinkies inky! LOL.... didn't have a greeting that would fit in the tag and I had to use the it! DO YOU? SHOULD I DO MORE IN THIS STYLE?

Stamp: Stampendous
Greens; G20, G82, G85,
Reds: R22, R24, R27 and a tiny bit of R59
skin: E00, E11, R21 and a tiny bit of B21 for eyes
Background: E43, E44 (my new favorite browns)
flowers are from Tim Holtz Sizzix Die.
rhinestone crystals.... love them!

Impression Obsession - PURPLE challenge

It's time for Impression Obsession's Purple Challenge! Whew hew... Purple is one of my very favorite colors, so I could not pass this challenge up. Here is a cute little girl from one of their fall stamps (Girl with umbrella #F1101)... I think she is soooooo CUTE. I have colored her is a number of colors, including browns, golds, greens and now.... PURPLE.... I used Copic V20 and V25 for the main purple part of the image! Airbrushed the edges with a bit of E43, & E44.... love it! She was so fun to color!

Be Sure to check out the I.O. challenge for more fun PURPLE projects.. click HERE..

Image: Impression Obsession
Stamp: Girl with Umbrella #F1102 Available HERE
Greeting: #a5584 available HERE
Copic Colors used:
Boots/clothes: V20, V25,
Hair: YR21, E33, E35, E37
Skin: E000, E11, E04, E00
Leaves: YR21, V25
Background: Airbrushed with E43 & E44
Ground: hand colored with E43, E40, E44
Cardstock: Canvas Corp , and FabScraps (purple - High Tea)
Other Tools/Embellies: black pearls, ribbon, Spellbinder's dies and circle punches

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

OCL - Guest Designer for October - Outta This World

Is this card darling or what? I love it. I have not made many little boy cards since Austin was younger but this is so fun.... wonder what Austin would think If I sent it to him for his 18th birthday that is actually later this month. I don't think he will care what card I send as long as I send a check with lots of $$$$ in it... LOL... gotta love teens.... mine is the best - just ask me, (all moms have the best kids).

This set is called Outta this world by Our Craft Lounge. Please check out their blog as I am their guest designer for the month of October.... I promise to have something NEW and fun next monday but check it out now to see what else they have. All of their stamps are available at your local Scrap/Stamp Store...... if they don't have them please ask.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Trick or Treat - OCL.

Wowza I spent the entire weekend at Scrapbooking Made Simple. It is an amazing store with tons of energy and good stuff. Kimberly from Our Craft Lounge was there for a darling make and take for 54 guests! Whew Hew. I taught four classes. It's always fun with Kimberly and OCL......

This is a stamp from the new single stamp sets.... Is this kitty darling or what! So simple to

Many people ask how to color images "black" I don't color anything black - don't even have a black Copic Sketch marker in my personal set. I use various grays to give the feel of black. In this image I used N1, N3, N5 and N7 to give the feel of black and feature a Highlight (N1), midtone (N3), and the shading (N5 & N7). Hat is colored with V01, V12, and V15.... Oranges are Y15, YR16 and YR18.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Copic - Stampavie - Sweet Dreams

Okay, now is this the sweetest little image or what! I just love her. I have owned this stamp for almost two years and have never ever had a chance to take her out of the package! Finally, and it was worth the wait. In this image you can see that I used the light from the candle as my light source. I highlighted the front of her hat and nightie as well as her face. Note the sky is also darker behind her than it is in front.

Just love her! The paper is by Kaiser Paper, Greeting is from OCL and ribbon is BoBunny! What a combo! It all goes so well.
Colored with Copics:
Greens: G20, G82, G85 (with a bit of Y11 for highlights)
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R59
Gold: Gold Spica for candle base
Yellow: Y11, Y15
Hair: YR21, YR24, E33, E37
skin: E000, E00, E11, E04

November 2011 class project

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Penny Black Images -

Here are three Cards that I finally finished this morning. Love them...... theme is clean and simple layouts.

I am not a lover of the color Green, but here I tried to use the traditional Christmas red and green (I know there is more red than green.... LOL). Two of the cards are a simple easel card... they are fun to make. Take a peek at the side view below and you will see how it stands up. Come to class next month and we will be sure to do at least one easel card!
Images: Manger Scene is Stampendous
Girl & Bear are both by Penny Black.

Reds: R22, R24, R27, R59,
Greens: G20, G82, G85
Browns: E30, E33, E35, (ground is E40 & E44)
Yellow: Y11, Y15, Y18
Hair: Y, E33
Our Craft Lounge Sparkle Fluff - Sugar