Archive for November, 2010

December is coming!

November 29, 2010 |  by  |  Cards, Challenges, Copics  |  2 Comments

I am catching up on a few challenges! This card fills the Sassy Lil Sketches card sketch for November and the iCopic challenge as well.

The day plans are to unload the Christmas boxes and to run a few errands. Christmas, Christmas, I love this season!


Thanksgiving 2010

November 28, 2010 |  by  |  Copics, Family  |  No Comments

Well we are back home, unpacked and all clean! Clear! We had a most amazing week with the Houghton’s in Tonto Basin, AZ. All the “expected” activities took place, a hike, a boat ride, a quad ride, turkey in the Happy Hangout and much fun and laughter. Not to mention the Houghton’s new puppy Cody! he was the hit of the week for sure.

In the mean time I even got a little coloring in. This lovely image is from Michelle Perket she is another digital stamp artist. And discovered that I won the coloring contest that I entered this past month at Memory Bound with me colored snowman!

Hugs to all!

Oh I love to Scrap!

November 10, 2010 |  by  |  Copics, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

You know you forget when life gets so busy that you don’t have enough time to make the list before a new list is forming and you are falling more helplessly behind, you forget how much you enjoy doing these little things for yourself. I LOVE to teach I love the fact that I am getting to share my art with the world literally. I have students on-line across the globe at the moment taking my Copic marker class and it is befuddling to me that I am doing it. But it is draining and time consuming to get the materials together. But I am on the other side, the class is written and now I am sharing the material and talking with students and I LOVE it! To top it off I have been able to do a little creating for me. I have gotten to finger through my stuff and play with my markers and I am loving that too.
The two layouts here are for a class I am teaching live here in Des Moines with an on-line store, That Scrappy Girl. It is a group of ladies that are just starting with Copics for the most part and I can already tell I am going to need to amp up the level of difficulty they are getting it and doing so amazing! Next month we are tackling a couple holiday images and then on to snow stuff.
All that being said I am in a really good place right now and wriggling in it. And besides I get all day Saturday to PLAY!!!!!

Hugs all!!!

Challenges 11/8/2010

November 8, 2010 |  by  |  Cards, Challenges, Copics, Scrapbooking  |  11 Comments

Hi all! I am back i have caught up on life a little (HA HA) and I am having fun playing. This week I am busy hemming and taking in pants for my girls and getting ready for my parents visiting this weekend. I also am teaching my Copic tomorrow night and have an all day crop on Saturday so life is looking pretty grand right now! The layout below is from the lovely ladies at Sassy Lil Sketches. It is a little busy because of all the patterns I used but was fun and easy to just cut and slap on the page which felt good.

The little card was created for a challenge over at iCopic. This time the colors were green, gold, and silver with a tree included. I used my Copic markers on some vellum on this one. The vellum has the glitter in it and then added hand stitching with silver, hand written with silver and gold ribbon. It felt great to just create!

Girls are great, busy as ever and the weather is agreeing with us at the moment.

Hugs to all!

Copic Craze Workshop (Self-Paced)

Copic Craze Workshop (Self-Paced)

November 1, 2010 |  by  |  Announcements, Classes  |  2 Comments

Copic markers have been around for a while, but they are recently popular with stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, scientific illustrators, manga artists, and many others.

The effects you can achieve with Copic markers are amazing. With any artistic tool, however, comes a need for instruction and guidance in order to move up and past the learning curve they present. If you want  to get started on the right foot and know how to choose, buy and use these wonderful markers join me for Copic Craze!

This 6-lesson class is jam packed with the facts and the fun of Copic Markers:

  • Lesson one starts with all the facts about the markers themselves, teaching you about what makes them different and exciting.
  • Lesson two and three explore how to start shading–not how to shade with your markers but how to understand the shading objects to make them look 3 dimensional in any drawing situation.
  • Lesson four looks at the colorless blender: Wait until you see what this one marker can do!
  • Lesson five has us going step-by-step through five intermediate/advanced images.
  • To finish up lesson six takes a look at all the other surfaces Copic Markers are great for.

Along the way, I’ll provide you with (9) original images for you to color along side me.

Register for Copic Craze today!