Friday, July 31, 2009

It's A Thanks - a - bration!

The August Constant Campaign has just been announced and I know that you will love it! From August 3 - 17, place a minimum order of $124.95 and you not only get the August Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix "It's your day" stamp set for FREE, but we will throw in a My Reflections Level 2 Paper Packet as well (a total retail value of $44.45)! And How about even more thanks? We will also cover the tax and shipping/handling on the free products! Act fast, Thanks - a - bration only lasts until August 17th or while supplies last! Orders can be placed through me or through my website

Monday, July 27, 2009

Alp Horn

Sorry for the bad scan. These pages really do match up! Last fall my hubby and I went on a Rhine River Cruise through The Netherlands, Germany, France and ended up in Switzerland. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. In the pages above we took a cog train up the Swiss Alps just outside of Lucerne.
For the chipboard I recolored it with 3 different colors of ink. I used Black, Cranberry and Bamboo. I started with the Bamboo (the lightest Color) and sponged the entire Chipboard letter. Then with Cranberry Ink I sponged the bottom 2/3 of the letter going over the bamboo at the bottom. Then with Black I sponged only the bottom 1/3. I adhered them to the layout with glue dots (the greatest invention ever!).
I also used the Stardust paper packet with this layout but I did not want the bright stars so I used the backside of the paper...a really cool feature of Close To My Heart paper...Great multi toned paper on one side and a monochromatic color on the backside...
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Stardust paper packet X7109B
Black, Cranberry,Bamboo and Desert Sand Cardstock
Cranberry Embroidery Floss
Dimensional Elements Monograms
Desert Sand Ink

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 24, 2009

This is a quick card made by blending 3 different copic markers together.
First you start with the lightest color (B14) and color in the whole flower petals. Then you start from the outer edge of the petals and color about 50% inward with the middle color (B16) then use the darkest color (B18)and starting from the outer edge color only about 5% inward. Then with the lightest color (B14) color over top of the whole petal to blend the edges from the different colors. You have to work quickly so your color doesn't dry before you get a chance to blend. Practice is the key!
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
D1247 From me to You
C1361 Buttoned together (for the saying)
Textured white daisy and sunflower cardstock
1/16th hole punch
Moonstruck ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Neenah solar White Cardstock
White thread
White daisy Ric rac colored with Copic G09
Copics B14, B16, B18
Thanks for looking and be sure to leave a comment if you like it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Love you with Flowers!

This is a really simple card that I wanted to show you... another example of streak free coloring with Copic Markers. The brown Love You piece is actually Neenah Solar White Cardstock that was colored with the Earth tones of Copics. This is tricky to do even with Copics as you have to work really fast so the ink doesn't dry before you can blend it together. I would recommend that you start with a small area and practice before you try a larger area. I also covered the colored flowers and the Love You Wording in the tag with Spica Pens from Copic. These pens are made of micro fine glass pieces which give the glittery look without the bulkiness of glitter glue. It is hard to see in the scan but in person it looks really nice.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:

D1191 Friendships Blessings

D1309 Hearttrob

Desert Sand and Goldrush cardstock

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

White daisy Flowers

Bamboo Brads

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Copics: YR12, YR16, E31, E35, E37

Copic YR14 to color the flowers

Black and Orange Spica Pens

Have a great day!


Happy Birthday

I like the color combination on this card. It uses some brights with some muted tones. Did you know that on the side of my blog there is a Color Combo Color generator? This is a cool place that you can computer generate colors that look good together! I can spend hours looking at all the colors that look good together here. Just click on a starter color and the computer does the rest! It is specific for Close To My Heart Colors but if you do not have these can color match with the colors that you do have on hand. Anything that is close will work. So go ahead...and click the CTMH Color Combo button the on the left side of this blog and pick some colors for your next project.

All supplies for this card is CTMH unless otherwise noted:

D1330 Connections

D1299 Thoughtful Season

D1177 No Peaking

Indian Corn Blue, Topiary and Sunny Yellow cardstock

Neenah Solor White Cardstock

Stardust Patterned Paper

EK Success Border Punch

Sunny Yellow Embossing Powder

Versamark Embossing Ink

Sunny Yellow Brads

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

White Thread

Copic Markers: Y02, C1, B93, B95, and O (the colorless blender)

Also just a note: This Birthday card is made with a Christmas stamp set! Yes you can use stamps that are for a different season. This cute little Christmas present can also double for a birthday present too! Or for that matter it can become a shower present or an anniversary present too! The uses are unlimited when you use your imagination.

Have a great day!


You've Got Flair!

This is a cute card I made this morning with the July Stamp Of The Month, You've Got Flair. This is a really versatile set that you can use just about anywhere. These images also work great if you are in the mood to color! You can color with just about any medium, like pencil crayons, markers, or chalk with a really fine applicator. It is amazing how you can change the whole look of your image just by using different colors.

All supplies are Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:

D1351 You've Got Flair

Moonstruck, cranberry and White daisy cardstock

Neenah solor white cardstock

Stardust Patterned Paper

Cranberry Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

White Daisy Flower

Moonstruck Bigger Brad

White Daisy Ricrac

Copic markers (sorry, I forgot to write down which ones I have used but am trying to remember from now on)

When using Copic Markers you should use certain cardstock or you may use up your marker quicker as some cardstock lets the marker soak in too much. Neenah Solor White cardstock and Prism are among the best to use for Copic Markers. Also certain inks will bleed when you color with Copics so the brand of ink is important too. I use Memento Tuxedo Black when i am going to color with my Copics. You can test out your favorite ink to see what works best for you but DO NOT USE STAZON! It will ruin your marker tip.