Monday, May 30, 2016

Hot Chick Flamingo

Hello crafters,
For today's card I am using a digital stamp from FTHS called HOT CHICK FLAMINGO!!!  
She is absolutely gorgeous!!! 
I am planning to give it to my friend Danielle as an end of the school year card! 
I think she will love it.

For this card I am following FTHS Sketch #154 

Here are the Copics I used!

Copic Combo I am tagging today: 
Bright pink CC= RV10, 13,14, 17
Y32, 35
BG11, 13, 15

Other goodies I used include:
Wonky Rectangles dies by Gina Marie Designs 
(I am new to her dies and LOVE them already - have three different sets :) already!!
Flagship banner dies by Gina Marie Design
Oval dies by Stampin' Up

Papers: Bermuda Bay by Stampin Up 
Pool party by Stampin' Up

Scan-N-Cut-2 to cut the image and create a black shadow
I take coloring classes with Kit and Clowder!

Enjoy this cool chick!!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Snow girl & Challenge 153

Hello crafters!  
I am here with another digital image from FTHS - her name is SNOW GIRL!!!  
FTHS has a Project 100 Snowmen and I am loving every minute of it.  
This card will be the second entry I submit to the 
weekly sketch inspiration Challenge #153
my first entry was not accepted since I reaaaally let my imagination go 
when it came time to follow the sketch.  
I am really hoping this one does the trick!!

I used Copic markers to color this cute digital stamp. 
I colored the image a while ago and saved it for a special occasion. 
So the colors are not fresh in my mind. Sorry! I do know I used a ton of clear wink of stella. Check out the second image below - it sparkles!

I have a real hard time working with patterned papers, 
I really tried to make this one work. 
Maybe that is yet another way these weekly challenges inspire and challenge me!  
I do love the circle vellum touch - though not my idea.  
I actually saw it in one of the FTHS designer team members' card and loved it!! 

In case you were wondering... I fussy cut the image using my Scan N Cut 2.
 And I practice my coloring with Kit and Clowder - awesome online classes.  
Check them out too!

Have a good night! 
Have a happy long weekend if you are in the USA!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tropical Chick card & NEW: color tagging cards!

For today's card I am following the From the heart stamps Challenge #153  
I am, as you know, in love with her designs. This is my first bird image from her, but she has plenty!!  I decided to use this since a good friend of our family is retiring...hi Roger!!  And I will be using this card to wish him a happy retirement! 

As usual, I used Copic markers to color the digital image.  
I have written the colors below.

But first....
Whats new on my blog?  I decided to tag the Copic color combos (as the color + CC), so that if someone is looking for a specific color combo they can just click and get right to it.  
Many times, I can't even remember which colors I put together :)
I hope this new addition is something you use a lot!  
Drop me a comment if you found it useful!

Have fun are the colors I used!

G29, 99, 94, 82 (Tagged as Green CC)
RV 69, 66, V12
E 49, 39, 37, 35
Y35, 19, 13

This card will have a Green CC tag, meaning Green Copic Combo.

The green paper is Mossy Meadow from Stampin Up (retiring on 5/31/16 - so hurry up!) This color is perfect for the deeper greens and works well with the YG97 colors too.

I hope you enjoyed it!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Graduation Apple by 2CuteInk

For today's card I am continuing to share with you the 2Cuteink May 2016 digital image release.  They are adorable and so is this little "Graduation Apple" - perfect for one of my DD's friends who is graduating in a few weeks!

I used the following Copic markers to color her:
YR68, 65, 08
V09, 17, 15, 12
G28, 19, 14, 
tons of clear Wink of Stella
Glossy accents for shine!!
The yellow paper is from Bazzil and I love it - first time using Bazzil paper.

I am planning to enter this card in the 2Cuteink monthly facebook challenge for May 2016. "Anything goes"
Need help with coloring?
Check out Kit & Clowder!

I hope you enjoyed this cute graduation card!!!!
See you soon....keep on coloring!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Graduation Pencil

This is my favorite image for the 2Cuteink digital stamps release for May 2016!!
I just love love love this Graduation Pencil!!

I used the following Copic markers to color him:
Y17, 15
R3, 32, 30
N5, 4, 3, 1
BG07, 05, 02, 01
E57, 55, 53
I used Wink of Stella in clear and silver - I hope you can see th glitter. 
And to top it off I used Glossy accents! 

I am planning to enter this card in the 2Cuteink monthly facebook challenge for May 2016. "Anything goes"

And if you want to learn or continue practicing your coloring techniques,
 I take online lessons with Kit & Clowder...check them out!

I hope you enjoyed it!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Graduation Chipmunk!

This cute Graduation Chipmunk is part of the May 2016 set of digis by 2Cuteink
It is actually the exclusive digi stamp of the month.   
If you haven't checked them out, you should visit the Facebook page or
 find Heidi's ETSY store. 
 I love her style!

I used the following Copic markers to color him:
W7, 5, 3, 1
B99, 97, 95, 93, 91
RV 10, 13
nuts: E49, 39, 37, 35
face: E57, 55, 53, 51

I am planning to enter this card in the 2Cuteink Exclusive digi challenge for May 2016.
And if you want to learn or continue practicing your coloring techniques,
 I take online lessons with Kit & Clowder...check them out!

I hope you enjoyed it!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hamlet PigWit in the Planter, try 2 & Challenge 152

So excited to share today's card with you.
This is my second try at using Hamlet Piglet in the Planter by From the hearts stamps  
and I do love this little piggy!
I followed the sketch for FTHS Challenge number #152

And decided to add some cute little hearts inside. 
Here a side view!!

I colored him using the following Copic markers:
Y35, 15, 13
RV10, 13, 14, 17
E59, 57, 55,53
V04, 06, 09
N3, 4, 5, 6
BG05, 02, 01

I love how he turned out and hope you do too.  


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hermit Crab

For today's card I chose Hermit Crab image from 2Cuteink. 
This cutie is from the April 2016 release!
I just love him!

Colors used (Copics)
R24, 29, 46, 89
G02, 05, 09, 29
E31, 55, 57, 59, 49

I will add a happy birthday greeting and use this card for an upcoming bday this summer!

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Hello all!

Today's Cowboy Crab is another image by 2cuteink from the April 2016 release!  I am working on blending my reds and I think I am getting better...slowly!


Copics used:
R24, 29, 46,89
E31, 55, 57, 59, 49
G02, 05, 09, 28

I think we are all thinking summer!!!
Happy day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Baseball Bear

So it's baseball season!!! 
To celebrate I colored this gorgeous Baseball Bear image by 2cuteink!

I really like how he turned out.  Do you?

Copics used:

R24, 29, 43, 89
E31, 55, 57, 59
W1, 3, 5, 7
N6, 7, 9
B93, 95, 97, 99


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SOTM May 2016: Hamlet PigWit in a Planter


For today's card I am using the "From the heart stamps" Stamp of the month for May 2016 and combined it with the Sketch Challenge #151 from: from the heart stamps  
Digi stamp is: Hamlet PigWit in the Planter
 He is adorable and comes with several cute greetings!
I used Copic markers to color this beauty, see picture below. 
Sentiment used: from Stampin Up'

Need help perfecting your coloring?  Check out Kit and Clowder online classes!!! 
I am taking her classes and learning a whole lot!! 

I hope you enjoy coloring this week!!!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Flamingo Fun

How cute is this Flamingo Fun image By 2Cuteink?  
I had a great time coloring her and thought you might like it too!

Copics used:
RV10, 13, 14, 17
G5, 19, 28
Y08, 17, 35, YR24
B02, 04, 14
E31, 55, 57, 59
N3, 4, 5, 6, 9

I can't wait for summer!
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

"I love Chinese Food"

For today's card I chose the exclusive digi "I love Chinese Food" from 2Cuteink. 
This cute panda bear is from the April 2016 release!
He is perfect...since my kiddo just had a Panda birthday party!

Colors used (Copics)
R 29, 35, 46
Y15, 13
N0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Back to School Snowman


Yes...I love snowmen!!! 
So From The Heart Stamp's 100 Snowmen Project is right up my ally!!!
 Check it out, link below!

For today's card I am following FTHS Sketch Challenge with a twist  #150

 It is adorable and I think I will be using it for many other cards.
I used Copic markers to color but didn't write down which ones, sorry.

Image: Back to school Snowman from From the Heart Stamps!
I hope this little guy inspires your scrapbook pages and cards!  I colored a few of these cuties and they are going into my kiddos back to school pages.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Prayer Bear

Hello friends!
For today's card I a using Prayer Bear from 2Cuteink.  This was one of the April 2016 digi stamps.  
I am playing catch-up due to my trip to Spain.  
I think its so cute! Hope you enjoyed it too.

Copics used:
YG93, 95, 97, 
R32, 35