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Day Three of the Coloring Challenge

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I am usually pretty pressed for time on Tuesday nights (I create mostly in the evenings) but when you have awesome products it helps. I love that Clearly Besotted gave me the cute backdrop with the stamps which of course extends it uses. I also just made the holly leaves in her hair into pedals. Finding the right sentiment was easy, just grabbed my Hero Arts bin of sentiments and these (which I got as part of a class on Online Card Classes) were perfect.

I used both Copic markers and Colored pencils to color in the images then inked the clouds using the My Favorite Things stencil. I think what I liked best was the use of grey on the mushrooms and rocks. I mixed cool and warm greys to achieve the depth. Anyway, that’s today! Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment on your favorite coloring technique!

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Online Card Classes

Okay, I have made thousands of cards.  For over twenty years I have been making things with paper.  I have taught classes all over the country and I can tell you this,  I NEVER stop learning.  That is what makes this craft so much fun!  Some of the best teachers are beginners by the way.

Anyway, I love taking classes especially when they are classes taught by very talented people.  I love Online Card Classes.  Jennifer McGuire and many other artists.  Yesterday, I was watching one of the videos and Jennifer McGuire showed a great technique it was so cute and I was playing with using my “need to use these someday” stamps and BAM!  Using that technique popped in my head and I LOVE how it came out.

Here is the card, and let me encourage you to hop over to OCC (click here)  and check out the Stamp Happy Class or for that matter any or all of the classes they have.  ALL of them are great!  Wonderful PDF class guides, lots of videos, fantastic projects,  etc.

Get over there and check out the class and learn some fun techniques!

Paper: Hero Arts & MFT, Stamps& Sentiment -MFT, Pencils – Faber-Castell, Embellishments – Hero Arts, Ink- Hero Arts, Die – MFT



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Fri YAY!

Life has kept me pretty busy but yesterday I was able to sit down and create for a little while.  Here is what I came up with.

First, the card I made for my hubby for our 24th Anniversary. It is special because I have been a member of the Stamps of Life club for almost a year and this is the first set I have actually used.  (Thinking I may need to cancel that subscription,but the stamps are so cute… Who we kidding I just need to create with them more.)


Next, I tackled the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.  I usually do the sketch challenge but I mixed it up a little.

The colors were: Blue Raspberry, Blue Yonder, Red Raspberry and Black Licorice.  I added the yellow because I liked it AND there was a LOT of blues and it needed to be broken up a bit. I also used a Wink of Stella on the sentiment to add a little sparkle.


Then I was feeling like, hey let’s play with some embossing powder.  I am prepping for a class and thought what is something fun they might not do every day.  (I am an out of the box creator after all.)  I decided to play with rainbows and black. It POPS!  So after playing with my Distress Oxide Inks, I pulled out a rainbow of embossing powder and WHA-LA  this card happened.  (Needs refining but I like the concept behind it.) IMG_20180706_184039

I was on a roll, so I pulled out some stamps from My Monthly Hero Arts subscription, another one I love getting but rarely use…  I am a die hard MFT fan but I am really trying to get outside of only using Copic markers and MFT stamps.  I have invested too much money in the other stuff I have to ignore it.  (BUT I do really love MFT.)  I sometimes miss my job at FSJ too, they have a fantastic new catalog.  More on that later — but over 200 new products and new COLORS of Ink & Cardstock– much-needed colors!  LOVE the new stuff.  ANYWAY here are two from the HERO ARTS Monthly kits.  The first is the current monthly kit  (JUNE 2018)  the second is I think March of 2018, I’m not 100 % sure but I love the dies that came with that set.  That font is fantastic.


Well, that’s what I came up with.  It was overall a good day with the paper and ink!  Have a happy weekend.

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Oh boy, you can have fun when you have a Happy Planner. I mean I love the fun stickers (I own too many of them)  BUT I am about to break in a new planner in July.  This, of course, means putting in new dates and pretty stuff!  My Favorite Things release and new planner come together and this happened.  I love how they turned out.  ALSO wanted to share that MFT is having a clearance sale for retired products CLICK HERE to go to the sale page.  Anyway, here are a few planner additions I put in.  (Not all are MFT but most are).  Funny thing, I was playing with the new stuff (making cards and whatnot) and none from the new release have made it into my planner yet. That just means I get to keep playing.  The June Release is AHHH-MAZZZ-ING.  Seriously, I am just ga-ga over it.


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Making for fun

I like to make things.  I love to make cards.  I do it for fun.  I don’t always have a person or event in mind when I am making something.  I get a color of paper in from MFT (Boysenberry) and it made me think of a friend.  So, I used the MFT sketch for this week and made this.   I used the new Tucan Do It Set.  The sparkle is just shimmer mist.  Colored with Copic Markers


Here is the sketch I used MFT_WSC_389

I really liked this sketch and made this card to go with it.

MFT Tank you