Friday, October 5, 2012

Copic Coloring Guide Level 3

Just recieved my copy of the Copic Coloring Guide Level 3 in the mail.  This is a great book for anyone who wants to improve on their coloring skills.  I colored the picture above after downloading the image from the CD disc that comes with the book.  I really recommend this book published by Annie's Paper Crafts.  I got mine online from


I wanted to show the different size options for the Movable Monster Free download from ProvoCraft on Craft Room for this week.  The large skeleton is about 4 feet long and was cut on 5 layers of 12 inch paper at 11 inches for each layer.  It is so easy on Craft Room because each layer is cut to size automatically.  I then shaded around the edges with W00 Copic Marker for a little contrast.  The smaller version was cut at 3.5 inches and was cut on one sheet of cardstock. 
The small skeleton was assembled by simply glueing the pieces together.  For the larger one I wanted to see it move so I scotch taped the jaw to the skull to keep them seperated and then punched small holes in each of the pieces and added small brads to the joints.  Now the limbs actually are moveable!!
The tree on the card was cut from last week's free Hauntings cartridge download.  Every week they allow you to use a new cartridge to cut with and then it just goes away.  I cut the spiders from Ribbons and Rosettes.  My grandson loves spiders!!  Ugg!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Copic Coloring Contest

My first new coloring project in a very long time!!  Entered in the Copic Fall Coloring Contest.  See the blog for Copic Markers for details on how tho enter!!  Have a happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


 This card was so much fun to make, I just had to share it.  First I cut out the coffee bag, scoop, and cup using the I Love You A Latte digital cartridge and the Word Collage Digital Phrases cartridge. I used the Expression 2 machine with Craft Room.   I then ran the coffee bag thru the Big Kick using the Candy Lynn  Burlap Embossing plate.  Before running it thru the machine to emboss it, I inked the plate with Memento Cocoa Brown Ink.
This process not only embossed the paper but also added texture with the ink accents. I also used the My Creative Time  You are Perk-fect stamp set.
For the envelope, I used a large enough envelope and distressed ti with 3 colors of Memento inks.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

More Valentine Cards

For these I used the Cricut Victorian Romance cartridge and Craft Room  to cut out the balloons.  I love the layering aspect of Cricut Craft Room, the layers are cut to fit with very little effort.  This program is dowloaded for free from Provo Craft onto the computer and connected by printer cable to cut on the Cricut Expression Machine. The images were cut on white cardstock and printed on my Cricut Imagine Machine. The window and underlay were cut using my new Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine and the Nestabilities Lacey Ovales die.  I composed the sentiment myself, printed it on pink cardstock and then cut it out using the die in the machine.  The window on the second card was finished with acetate to create a window.


This year I am getting an early start of Valentine Cards.  I composed the sentiment myself and printed it off of my computer and  cut it using the Stamping up punch.  The window and boy picture were cut with my Sizzix oval die.  I colored the Magnolia stamp image with Copic Markers. Not sure if the paper is from Stamping Up or Close to My Heart.  It was part of my paper stash.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


New classes are forming in Cornville for adults and children (over 10)  in the lastest techniques in scrapbooking and card making.  Lots of fun projects in store.  All supplies provided.  Three hour class/crop for $25.00.
Mention this blog and get 10 dollars off of your first class.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing the lastest designs in the business.
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