Card Sketch · cards · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · Fall · Impression Obsession · rubber stamps

Sweet Stop Sketch meets Lili “falling for you”!

It’s that time of year…leaves, changing colors…bringing welcome relief from the heat and humidity of Summer! Lili is enjoying Saturday romping in the fallen leaves!  She’s so cute and reminds me so much of our granddaughters… especially the two that have red hair!  We have five grandchildren with red hair… how cool is that!  oh,  I am biased! lol

Lili from Inky Impressions rubber stamps, is stamped on Beckett Expression card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink HERE and Colored with Copic Sketch Markers HERE.  Notice that cool picket fence….a new die from Magnolia HERE.  Then,  you gotta love that notebook border die too HERE!!!  The sentiment is HERE in this fall set… love it! The teeny words in a line are from a set by Technique Tuesday… the row of leaves is a new punch from EK Success.  I edged the circle nestabilites with Antique Linen distress ink HERE and the Nestabilities circles are HERE.

Here’s a close up of Lili playing in the leaves…so cute… look at all the detail!!!!  She’s got personality for sure!!!

This is my card for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog post this week… SSS76.  Hope you can join us in the fun!  Korin’s sketches are awesome!

I followed the color challenge over at the Color Throwdown Challenge blog…had fun with this!

Over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog there is a photo inspiration and use beautiful Autumn colors and Copic Creations Challenge Blog is coloring “orange”,  so I’m linking up!

Happy National Card-making Day!!! Thanks for stopping by!

cards · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · Just Magnolia · Magnolia · Nellie Snellen · rubber stamps · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Honey Tilda birthday!

Another Easel card…this style really works well for the 6×6 papers and folds up so nice, but most of you already know that because you’ve been making them! lol
The challenge at Just Magnolia blog is an easel card this week…
The challenge at Friday Sketchers blog is the sketch I used….
The Challenge at Cute Card Thursday is anything you like to celebrate each year…birthdays, anniversaries, etc…
The challenge at Saturday Spotlight blog is birthdays and using your birthstone color (mine is aquamarine)….
The challenge at Copic Creations blog is to use your favorite coloring technique from their challenges the last year (mine is coloring black)

Here’s a close up of Honey Tilda sitting on the Honey Jar – so sweet!

Honey Tilda and jar are stamped on 100% cotton Bristol card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers, The warm grays… y11, 15, 17, 19…YR 21, 23, 24… E50, 000, 00, 11…R22, 24, 27, 59.   The copics really blend easily on this stock but oooooh watch out,   they bleed really quick!  Reminds me of the Canson Manga card weight paper pad.   I like it and look how it changes the flesh colors…the ink doesn’t soak in as much either IMO.

I think that’s it!  Happy weekend and stamping!  It’s all pretty here again…covered with snow! lol

ATC's · cards · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · Digital images · High Hopes · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Copic Creations Challenge #22 and Lookin’ 4 love….

Good Mornin’ and time for a new Copic Creations Challenge,  coloring your embellishments with Copic markers.


Our images and sponsor this time is DZ Doodles Digi images.  Play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from DZ Doodles and FOUR copic sketch markers from

I colored paper roses, small and medium from with copic marker E07 to match the pattern paper. I punched leaves with the Martha Stewart branch punch and a Birch leaf punch out of white card-stock and colored them with copic markers, YG 93, 95, 97, 99. The ribbon is from Basic Grey.  The crackle stamp is from Magenta…I inked with antique linen distress ink to stamp it multiple times, same ink and ink blending tool to antique the edges. Stampin up and Prism card-stocks for matting.

I cut all the paper layers with my Tonic Trimmer, can’t stamp without it!  The cross is printed on Neenah Classic Crest Super-smooth 80# card-stock and colored with the following copic markers….

  • nails – W1, 2, 3, 5, 7,  C1, E3, 19
  • crown – E43, 44, 47
  • sky – B0000, 000

Play along with us – can’t wait to see what you creative stampers come up with!!!

***More Great NEWS ***Tab is busy adding new products all the time!  The latest update is the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft!   Check out the Flower soft, Moments in Time stamps too!

Now for a couple Valentine ATC’s…


I stamped this Little Sleuth from High Hopes stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with copic sketch markers.  I stamped on eclipse tape and cut it out inside the lines to mask him and stamp the Map stamp from Toybox for the background.  Explore your World stamp is from Printworks.  I punched little red hearts for one and used K&Co puffy heart stickers on the other.  I put stickles glitter glue on both sets of hearts…

Appreciate you stopping and reading this long post! eek!  sorry…but hopefully I answered any questions you’ve thought of! lol

cards · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · Digital images · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Copic Creations Challenge #20

The challenge….Ethnic skin tones…I colored my image,  called “Whoosh” Native American.

The sponsor… Phindy’s Place digital stamp images….


The Design Team has created awesome cards again! Be sure to take a look at the Copic Creations Challenge blog.

  • I colored this cute little sledding guy with copic sketch markers…  face – E02, 11, 13, 15, 17, 99   sled – R24, 27, 29, 59   coat & hat– B91, 93, 95,97,99   pants – E93, 95, 97, 37     boots – W1, 3, 5, 7, 9   scarf & mittens – YR 21, 23, 24, B99   background – BG0000
  • The AWESOME sentiment stamp “Let the fun begin”  B3996,  is a new stamp from Printworks page H36.  If you want to order it,  send me an email and I’ll tell you how to go about it since the new stamps aren’t in their online store yet.
  • Snowflakes are Marvy Uchida punches in three sizes
  • Scor-it tool – card scored in half before folding
  • Circles are all cut with Nestabilities dies by Spellbinders
  • Black Button brads by Making Memories
  • Pattern paper by Basic Grey Junebug
  • Stickles glitter glue in platinum and frosted lace
  • EK Success heart punch
  • Everything is edged and aged with antique linen distress ink by Ranger

I probably forgot something but just holler if you have a question!  Hope you can join us for the challenge this time…you have two weeks!

cards · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · Digital images · Printworks · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Copic Creations Challenge #19…


Coloring fur is the challenge on Copic Creations blog this time…ok…it was a challenge! lol  Good ‘ole Larry the Lion here!  I had a Larry the lion that talked when I was growing up…sure wish I’d kept him!  He had a great ROAR! lol  He’s really called “Pop and the kids” on their site… is our sponsor…come on and play!!!  They are giving away three images of YOUR choice!  The team has some great “furry cards” to show on the CCC blog too,  lots of pure cuteness for all you animal lovers out there!


Happy New Years Day to all!  I’m hoping to get some stamping/creating done!  Thanks for coming by my blog,  I appreciate your friendship!

cards · Christmas · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · Printworks · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Copic Creations challenge #18

The Copic Creations Challenge for today is coloring “pine”.  The team is all using House Mouse stamps and they are giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner that plays in the challenge!!!
Here’s my card…

The sentiment is a new stamp by Printworks collection, the glitter brads are from Making Memories, the pine needle border punch is from Martha S. and the pattern paper is by SEI.
Here’s a close-up…

I am totally blown away with how real the lights and the pine look! The image is colored with copic sketch markers…just amazing tools!!!! LOVE THEM!!!  I followed Marianne’s tutorial for coloring pine. The link is on the Copic Creations blog for this challenge.  Happy coloring!

The Mice…E40’s and W’s,   E000, 00, 01, R30 for the faces and tails
The red nose…R22, 24, 27, 29
The Pine…G14, 15, 28 The background…B0000, 32
The lights…B0000, 32, R0000, 24, 27, YR00, 04, Y00, 11

Hopefully I didn’t forget anything…
Bet they make you smile! Love the new sentiment from PW!




cards · Christmas · Copic Creations Challenge · copics · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Copic Creations Challenge #17…

Coloring snow and snowmen…we all love that! Take the challenge and be entered in the prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Whipper Snapper’s online store!!! oh man, hate it that I can’t enter!!! Win for me! Lots of adorable snow-people to purchase there!
Another photo straight on…I couldn’t decide which one I liked better *sigh*. The picture on the Copic Creations Challenge blog is different too! lol I’m “photo decision making impaired”! to say the least! lol


A couple close-ups…love this holly die from Quickutz! The jingle bells sentiment is from Stampendous and of course I should mention that the snowman sleigh stamp is from Whipper Snapper and colored with my copic sketch markers. Papers are from Memory Box and Bazzill. Snowman scene border and snowflake punches are Martha Stewart. Stickles glitter glue and Marvy snow marker add to the snowy effect…I hope! I’m really not ready for the real stuff! I wanted to tell you that I punched the die and punches out of white card-stock and colored them with my copic sketch markers…same colors I used on the image.


Sketch Copic Markers I used…

snowman BG0000, 000, 02, C00, 0    hat C3 – 7

reds R05, 08, 27, 29, 59 and E07      greens G20, 21, 24, 28, 29, 40, 82, 85, 99

blues B32, 34           yellows Y11, 15, 17           others   N1, 7, W0, 1, E40, Y28

bear E42, 44, 47

Thanks for stopping by and happy snowman stamping and coloring!!!  “Tis the Season”!