Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy first day of 5th grade Fall 2016

My DS started his 5th grade today, 
so to commemorate the occasion I decide to make him a card. 
The digi is from 2CuteInk's June 2016 digis.  
I used my B90's and really like how he turned out.

PS. My DS had a great first day. Let's pray it continues to be so.


Monday, August 29, 2016

August's exclusive digi by 2CuteInk Snowglobe 2016

Today I am using 2cuteInk's exclusive digi for August 2016. 
I actually gave Heidi, the artist, the idea for it.  
But that was it, she did everything else.
I have been wanting a snow globe for a while now and I couldn't wait to color him up.
I hope you enjoyed it!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Labelling my Copics


I love Copic coloring, I have been coloring for a little over a year now and still find it fun and a great way for me to relax.

My collection started without me even knowing it... My friend Dena G. from Arizona (Hi D!!!) sent me a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) and in it were tons of cute stuff and 2 Copic Markers: G28 & E09.  I had no clue what to do with them, so I put them away...but not for long! 

During the past year+ I have accumulated 188 Copic Sketch markers and 36 refills.  I have changed organization methods, ways to carry my markers, but what I have been consistent about is that I ALWAYS label my markers.

Labelling my Copic markers:

  • Why? To make sure I know which ones are mine. If you color with a friend or go to a crop...all Copic markers look the same. And you do not want to accidentally take home someone else marker, or vice versa.
  • With what?  I went to ACMoore and purchase a thin roll of gold washi tape. I also put clear tape on top of the gold washi to keep it in good condition.
  • One: One strip of washi tape means the marker is mine. See picture below.
  • **Two: Two strips of washi tape means its mine and I have the refill.  This my friend is genius, if I can say so myself!! No more using a marker until is bone dry only to find out I had the Various Ink refill all along.  Maybe someone figured it out before me, I don't know I did not google it. I thought of it, did it, and now I am sharing it with you :) 

Advice from a Copic addict: label your markers the second you get them home.  Labelling ten markers is easier and faster than labelling 150. Do it in small chunks, but do it.  
They look cute too!

Monday, August 15, 2016

A new card for you!

I am not sure which stamp this is.
 I got it at The CKC convention in 2013 and finally used it. 
I do love it though!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps


This cute rubber stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps,
 I got her last year and this is the first time I colored her.  
I am very impressed with the quality of the stamps!
Here are the topics I used!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BBQ Crab

Crab #3 - BBQ Crab by 2CuteInk

Here my third crab of the 2cuteink release from July 2016. 
I am loving them and experimenting with different red combos. 
Sorry I didn't write this one down.
Enjoy your BBQ chicken and steaks!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Ice Cream Crab by 2CuteInk

Crab #2
This is one of the July released digis from 2cuteink - I am a fan :)  
I have been camping a lot with my family and coloring at the campground.
It's so relaxing to look at the lake and color.

Hope you are enjoying coloring during the summer months.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Snorkel Crab - 2CuteInk

Hola ladies! 
I am almost caught up with 2cuteink's July release, 
which means that for the next few weeks you will see a lot of her designs!!
Here is the first one...I might need to go back and add some glossy accents to the mask...but he is still cute!
Here are the markers used! 
Easiest to post a picture :)

++ Yar

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hamlet PigWit Air by FTHS

Here is my card for FTHS Challenge 160 (August 2016).

 I created my card by following the sketch provided.  I made my image part of the flag instead of making the flag part of the background - but I like how it highlights it a bit more.  
I really enjoyed creating with this sketch.

You can find the image I used on this link: Hamlet Pigwit Air,
 I think he is absolutely cute as a birthday card!

I colored him using the following Copic markers:

I hope you enjoyed my card and play along in the FTHS Challenges. 
I practice my coloring skills with Alyce Keegan and Kit & Clowder - excellent classes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Flamingo Fun by 2CuteInk

I know I have used this digi before...I just can't stop myself!
I love me some pink flamingoes!!!
Digi by 2cuteink!

Hope you are enjoying the lazy days of summer 2016!

Colors used
BG07, 05
BV04, 08,13
G19,14 YG03


Monday, August 1, 2016


Hello crafters!
This card took me a while to color...the digi was released in June 2016. 
The image is by 2Cuteink and its name is Dorothy!

I used Copic markers to color her and had a great time doing so.
I do love the embossing folder I used, it matches perfectly with her basket...the love is in the details. 
I hope you agree!!