Archive for June, 2011


June 17, 2011 |  by  |  Copics, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

Good day all! I really do not have anything brand new to share scrappy wise but I thought I would share two layouts I did just a couple weeks back. Class started this week on-line so I am busy answering questions and setting up lessons to post. the hard work is done but this part still keeps me pretty occupied. The two layouts are from our Vegas trip last fall where I got to meet some of the most amazing women that I have known on-line for about 3 years. We had an amazing time, did a little teaching a little learning and a whole ton of laughing. The Copic images that are on the layouts are both from A Day For Daisies. The top layout has a photo of me taken by Amy and my friend Tami showing us her best :-). Below is Celia and then the group at dinner.

The girls and I have been good this week. Y-fun club in the mornings for the girls. Very fun and so easy since it is at the Y. Tuesday the girls swam in their very first swim meet. For their first they did extremely well! Not sure if we won anything yet but they had fun and swam hard. We were super duper proud of them! Other than that swim and dive practices are filling our days so we are moving right along!

Hugs all!


June 9, 2011 |  by  |  Cards, Challenges, Copics  |  3 Comments

I love how this card turned out. Love the image from A Day For Daisies. I am not sure who will be receiving it but I really like the black and white with one color added, which was the challenge over at A Day For Daisies.

We are running between day camps and swimming/diving so keeping out of trouble.

Hugs all!


June 6, 2011 |  by  |  Copics, Family  |  2 Comments

INKY FINGERS!! Yes this is a photo of my thumb which I am displaying proudly as my proof of completing the latest Copic class! Dare I say prize? I have to tell you that this class was amazing!! I loved every minute and I am so glad that Copic let Colleen and Bianca give it a go. I think they are on to something that has HUGE potential and possibilities. I am busy catching up and prepping for my Copic class starting next week but my head is spinning with ideas and insperation and a need to get messy!

This is a small accordion book I completed with Bianca. We colored 5v pieces of silk in different ways using Copic the top is a faux batik which I will be using OVER AND OVER! Love it and I want he whole book she has a breathtaking mini book coated in fabric and ribbon and just plain yum!

This pile – O – Tags is from the first portion of the day and we explored 10 different ways to start adding Copic to our mixed media and crafting projects. i will be sharing a few in more detail over at Get It Scrapped so stay tuned you will want to see these close up!

Lastly is our canvas, Colleen led us on this project and I loved the mix of think about this, try this and just go to it! The photo does not show off my “story” very well but the idea we were trying to fly with was taking a singular photo and going with it showing it through all the layers and all the textures and colors. By the way my story if you are curious is growing roots 🙂 John’s first question was where is the Copic? Good question so glad you asked! The bottom layer has my “story written or at least brainstormed in Copic marker, next layer up is a collage of 1 photo, magazines and tissue (which was crumpled with copic ink dropped on it) pieces of this layer were airbrushed with Copic. The sky and land are modeling paste died with Copic Ink and the photo has been drawn on with Copic, painted over with acrylic died with Copic and airbrushed with Copic. So is Copic in there, oh yeah baby!

On the family note the girls and John had an equally amazing day at the Children’s Museum. They dressed up as dinosaurs, created fashion for Barbie, and climbed a rock wall. We had a delicious meal at Rock Bottom (we were surrounded by good food and shopping) We could definitely do a trip back to Indianapolis!

More to come later this week 🙂

Hugs all!


June 3, 2011 |  by  |  Cards, Challenges, Copics  |  3 Comments

Yes one last one. iCopic was challenging “transparent” this week. I am thrilled how the balloons turned out on this Tiddly Inks image! Just have to get the string lined up next time he he!

Now I really HAVE to go 🙂


June 3, 2011 |  by  |  Challenges, Copics, Scrapbooking  |  14 Comments

Challenges Challenges!

I am trying to get a few posted before I take off on an adventure! I am going to take a Copic class all about using your Copics and Copic ink in mixed media art. So excited! I am sure I will have a lot to share after tomorrow! In the mean time here are two challenges for two of my favorite digi stamp sites!

First here is my unfinished layout for Tiddly Inks. The title is going to be Dancing Divas (the theme was Divas over at Tiddly Inks) and the photos should arrive in my mailbox tomorrow 🙂

Here is a close up of my “Sugar Plum Fairy” colored of course with Copics. She has stickles added to her wings, a Sdtardust pen on her tutu and sand colored atyou Spica pen on her crown.

Here is the next layout created for a bingo game over at Michelle Perkett Studio. This is where I yell BLACKOUT! Yep got all 9 things on my layout; lace, ribbon, glitter, pearls, 2 backing papers, brads, die cut (the circle ring the title sits on), scallops, and the mermaid is wearing flowers in her hair! Woo Hoo

Here is a close up of the image. Hard to see but the glitter is in her hair, very subtle.

I best be off hugs all!