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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!




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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”!

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Copic Creations challenge #16


The challenge at Copic Creations blog this time is coloring the color “gold”.
I Brake For Stamps provided the images for the design team and is sponsoring an awesome giveaway! Be sure to check out the details on the blog and play a long with us. WOW, I’m jealous of the winner for sure this time!
I really enjoyed coloring this Christmas bell image. Course it helps that I love red, green and holly! I used copic sketch markers and here’s the list….
Bells…Y00, 15,26,28, YR24, W3, E35
Mistletoe…YG91, G85
Holly…G20, 24, 28, 29
Bow…R20, 24,27,59, E07, W5

EK Success holly punch, Martha Stewart pine branch punch, sentiment is computer generated,  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Coluzzle circle cutter, this needed larger circles than the nestabilities.  The edge of the circle is aged with Weathered Wood distress ink.

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Copic Challenge #15 – Red Hair

I’ve colored Angelica with my copic markers for the 15th Copic Creations Challenge. I used E08, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21 for her red hair.
This is an adorable new stamp from Inky Impressions rubber stamps. Be watching for the release with a blog hop by the Inkettes on November 6th! Hurrah…love Winter stamps! Nicole, Inky Impressions owner graciously let me use this new image for this challenge. I have some other red-heads on my blog here, here, here and here.

If you click on the picture of the card, it takes you to my flickr account page and  you can select a larger size to see the plastic straw that is his mouth!!!  How fun is that!  It’s even a bendy straw! lol  Right above the photo on the flickr page, in the middle it says “all sizes”,  click there and select large and you can see the straw better!  This is really a 5×7 (A-7)  size card but of course you can’t load it that large to your blog.

Mary is offering an outstanding prize this month to 7KidsCollegeFund online store. 7 Kids has everything your little heart desires in the way of stamping and coloring supplies and the prize is $35 to spend there! woohoo…bummer, I want to play! lol  Don’t miss out and see all the details at Copic Creations Challenge blog! The Eligiblity rules are on the right and the other design team submissions are in the post! Awesome red-heads! Some of you know we have a bunch in our family! Two of our three daughters are red-heads and four of our nine grandchildren are red-heads! Just found out yesterday that we’ll have another one next year end of June. I need to stay young! lol


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Copic Creations #14 – the color “black” AND sneak peeks!

Cowgirl Lili from Inky Impressions meets the old west for the Copic Creations blog challenge #13!  Where are her guns?  I don’t know!  Maybe she’s just so cute she doesn’t need any!!!  It was fun to color her up with all gray copic markers.  W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7 and W9 were used here.

Be sure to head to the CC blog and see the cards the Design Team gals created!  Hope you can join us!

AND, new Inky Impressions stamps coming soon!!! Here are a couple peeks! Can’t wait!  Hope you get some time to stamp today!!!



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Copic Creations Challenge #13 Pumpkins

The Copic Creations Challenge this week is Pumpkins and sponsored by Christine Wooden of All That Scraps. I love these images…SO FUN to color!

The prize from All That Scraps is a stamp set or four individual stamps…WOW! You have until the next new challenge gets posted on the 15th of October to play. Read the eligibility box on the right sidebar of the Copic Creations challenge blog for details.
Here’s a close up of Pippi Pumpkin…I love these Swiss Pixies from CC Designs.

I layered her bangs, curls, arm and legs. Copics used on the pumpkins are YR21, 12, 14, 18,   YG00, 95, 97, 99, E55, 57 59. Copics clear spica glitter marker on her wings. The pattern paper is Basic Grey Boxer. Twill from Technique Tuesday. Border punch by EK Success. Cloud background stamp is from Hero Arts. Shapes cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. Pippi Pumpkin and sentiment are from CC Designs available at All That Scraps.

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Copic Creations Challenge #12

Challenge #12Copics,  Pencils and OMS

New challenge starting today at Copic Creations challenge blog.  Stamps Happen/Janlynn gave each of the design team members a Fairy stamp to color with copic markers,  color pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Click on the Copic Creations link above to go to the blog and see all the gorgeous fairies the other design team gals colored,  learn some history about flower fairies and links for tutorials on today’s technique! If you play a long, Janlynn has an awesome prize for the winner! Wish I could play for the prize!  I say that every-time! lol


I colored the Jasmine Flower Fairy with copic sketch markers first and then went back in with the chocolate and white prismacolor pencils to add more contrast. I then went over those places using a paper stump wet with OMS. I used the Spica clear glitter pen on the wings.
copic colors I used…
E000, 00, 01, 11, 17, 42, 50, 53, 53, 55, 57, 59, YG63, 91, 93, G94, 99, BG99, R000, 00, 01
This challenge ends Sept. 30th – hope you can join us!

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Copic Creations challenge No.11

Doesn’t seem possible that it could be the first day of September already! yikes! oh well, I’ve been having fun coloring. This weeks challenge is sponsored by Mo’s Digital Pencil Too. I LOVE her images…so fun to color w/copic  markers. Our challenge this week at CC is to use your favorite color combinations.   There is a $20 prize waiting for a lucky participate at the end of challenge no.11!
header To see all the other design team members creations, head over to Copic Creations challenge blog and visit their blogs to see the combinations they used. Mine aren’t necessarily my favorite colors! I just fell in love with Mo’s Cinderella image!

Isn’t she adorable!

copics used…favorites for flesh E000, E00, E01, E11, E30, R20

favorite reds R22, R24, R27, R29

browns E70, E71, E74, E77, E79

E21, E25, E27, E29

I stamped the gingham paper/stamp by Alesa Baker, Impression Obsession

Computer generated the words

K&Co pattern paper and Lasting Impressions buttons

EK Success border punch and Fiskars border scissors

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Copic Creations Challenge – Red, Pink, Hearts

Do you love to read?

It’s time for a new challenge over at the  Copics Creations challenge blog sponsored by  Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design

For this challenge, Susana sent everyone on the team a new stamp to work with, and we were challenged to use red and pinks and hearts on our cards.

The image that was sent to me ended up red and hearts!  Alexa reading a book and the “hearts” part of the theme made me think of how much I’ve always loved to read!  Check out the Copic Creations Challenge blog to see the new images the other gals used and to purchase these stamps,  head to Susana’s online store!


Play a long in the challenge and one lucky participant will win a complete set – 12 of the newly released sketch markers from Copic,  a $60.00 value!!   What a great prize!  I only have half of the new colors!!! boo! hehe

copic_setYou have until August 31st, 12:00 p.m. CDT to submit your Red and/or Pink artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this prize. The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on September 1st.  Get those markers out and color!!!

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Copic Creations Challenge – Eyes

The Copic Creations Challenge starting today is sponsored by In Style Stamps and is copic coloring of EYES. Each design team member was sent a digital image to color….meet Tommy! Isn’t he CUTE! He’s wanted for stealing hearts, I’m sure!
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I thought it’d be fun to try hazel color eyes….I used Copic sketch markers E57,55,53, YG99,95,91
For his hat, I used E43,44,47,49
For his hair, I used YR21,24, E37,29,13

I enjoy and receive their newsletter each week. The distressed frame I made was from a tutorial by Kim Teasdale posted on their site.

Check out the Copic Creations blog to see the other Design Team members cards and to get the scoop on In Style Stamps and coloring eyes!