Saturday, January 23, 2016

Last Card from my Set of 5 Valentine's

Good afternoon or later in the morning rather! It has been a great day... just like I wanted. Cold and staying inside crafting. You can't ask for a better day! And I'm hoping the evening will continue the same! Michael has to work tonight, so I'm hoping the roads will be clear and he won't have any issues. That is it for us!! And here is my next and last of the set of five cards.

This is my last card in the set of five that I have listed on Etsy:

And here is the Set of Five Cards

For this card I have used another little monster from Valentine's Fuzzy Monsters from Drawn With Character. I've done juts a bit of layering and I've colored him with my Copic markers. I've added just a bit of Wink of Stella on his antennae. I've done just a bit of distressing on the white papers. I was so happy to use up a bit of scraps on these cards.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Yellow: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
  • Red: R43, R46, R56
  • Tongue: R20, R22

Another Valentine's from My Set of 5

Good morning everyone!! This morning we have a little snow... very little snow, but snow none the less :)  And it's nice and cold outside! I'm hoping to just hang out inside and craft today. I'll do a little work on Etsy, get some coloring done :)  This will be a great day if it goes as planned!

Kevin and I woke up at 3 am and Kevin couldn't fall back asleep. He is tired now so I have been telling him to go back to sleep while he can. So what does he do? He makes a coffee LOL I'm sure he will go lay down soon. Me... I just got up and its time to get to work. I'll log into Etsy and do some stuff there and then start coloring. I hope you all stay warm and have a great weekend!

Here is my 4th card from my set of five that I have up on Etsy:

This is another card using a Drawn With Character image :)  This is I'm Nuts About You. I've used my Copic markers to color him. I've managed to use all scraps for all of these cards. I have a ton of scraps though.. so that isn't a hard thing to do LOL I added some in and dew drops. I did layer the nut a little. I also inked the edges around the sentiment and the inside kraft paper as well.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Nut: E30, E31, E33
  • Legs and Arms: C5, C9

Friday, January 22, 2016

One More Valetine's for Today

I wanted to get one more Valentine's card posted today. I'm watching the news, watch the birds eating the seed I refilled and watching for snow. We had a little snow shower... where is all the snow!! :D  I want snow LOL!! That will be it tonight. I'm going to get this post posted, do some work on Etsy and hopefully get some coloring done too! :)  Oh... and watch for snow! LOL

Alright... on to the second Valentine's card for today.. the third card in my set of five listed on Etsy :)

For this little pink and black Valentine's I used one of the monsters in the Valentine's Fuzzy Monster Set at Drawn With Character. I did a bit of layering on the image. I colored with my Copic markers. I've used some embossing on the inside and outside and some die cut hearts. Just a bit of patterned paper from my scrap stash. I also added a bit of twine. The sentiment was created, printed and then inked around the edges. I used a bit of Wink of Stella on the antennae.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Monster: RV13, RV14, RV09
  • Antennae: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23

Valentine's Kitty

Hi everyone!! We are bracing for the winter storm here in Georgia. I'm really not expecting that we will get anything at all, but we will see. North Carolina and Tennessee are getting it! I wish we would get it here! I want snow!! I went into work this morning and got some stuff done that I needed to be there to do. Then I headed home with the rest of my work. I didn't want to get in the mess of the Atlanta panic once it hits. And the kids get out two hours early, so that won't help the traffic. Now I am home, nice and warm. I have all my work to get to, but I wanted to have a bit of lunch first before I got started again.  So, here I sit eating and blogging.

I wanted to share my second Valentine's card that is in that set of five that I have made. Here it is:

This little 3 x 3 is the second in my set of five Valentine's cards that I put on Etsy. This one is using Love You Kitten from Gerda Steiner. I thought this little kitten was perfect for a Valentine's card. I decided to make him a calico :)  I colored him with my Copic markers. I've done a bit of layering on him. I've added some clear Wink of Stella on his little red heart that he is holding. I used card stock and a bit of patterned paper for this card. The two circles are die cuts and I've also added some stitching and pearls. The little heart is from Drawn With Character. it was a set of hearts and I have used those hearts on several different cards. For the sentiment I've used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out and then I used that as a stencil. I used black ink and added a little bit of white opaque marker to fill in the holey spots in the letters. I cut a couple more die cuts for the inside and that was it. Oh! I used a bit of Chalk Marker, red, to color in some of the small hearts around the black circle under the kitten.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Orange: YR12, YR15, YR14
  • Paw Pads and Ears: R20, R22
  • Heart: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine's Cards Coming!

Good morning everyone!! I hope everyone is well!! And I hope you are staying warm! :)  Let's see.. what have I been up to? Well... I made it a goal this year to work on my Etsy shop... to REALLY work on my Etsy shop. That is exactly what I have been doing. I have been trying to network and really get myself out there. I spend a bit of time on it each day and we will see how it goes! I've sold my first item.. yay!! :)  And I'm hoping that if I stick with it I will have a successful store.

We have started up the Open-Minded Challenges again, so that is another thing I've been working on. I've gotten all of the posts ready for the year for the most part. We just have to fill in a bit here and there. The team is amazing! It has been a joy to see everyone joining back in and the new members that have found us!

Next, I've been working on crafting! I have a handful of cards finished, but I took my time getting photos done. Last night I managed to do that and I'm going to post my first Valentine's make today. I've made a nice set of five mini cards. I've made three sets of those. I'll post them one at a time :)

It has been a roller coaster of weather here in Georgia. We got some sleet yesterday afternoon; no snow here. My oldest daughter is more north and she did get some snow up in the mountains. We are supposed to get another round of it on Friday afternoon I guess. I would LOVE to have some snow! I love snow and I love the cold! Although... if you live in Georgia the whole city comes to a standstill with just a 1/4 of a 1/4 of an inch of snow LOL  Really, the problem is that everything freezes here and you not only have snow, but you end up with a thick layer of ice on everything and ice is just treacherous. We don't have the equipment to handle it and people definitely don't know how to drive on anything cold down here... not snow, now even rain and certainly not ice LOL

Here is my first Valentine's card!!

This is my first little 3 x 3 Valentine Card! I've used "I Chews You!" from Drawn With Character. I've colored this awesome image with my Copic Markers. I've done a small amount of layering on it. I covered the gumballs with some clear Wink of Stella to give them a bit of a shine. On top of those I've covered the glass part with Diamond Glaze. That piece is also layered up a level and curved to give it a dimensional look to it. I've done a bit of dry embossing on the red card stock inside and out. I've  also distressed the edges of the pattered paper. I "Chews" You! was printed and I used a die cut to cut it out. I inked the edges of the white with red ink. I've added a couple of gems as well. This is the first card in my set of five. There are five different cards in the set and I've made three sets. I hope you like!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • I'll be back later to put this in! I left my list at home

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun January Challenge #1

Good morning everyone! It has been a busy week. Bailey had a Lacrosse meeting Thursday morning.Michael had his wisdom teeth removed on Thursday. He did well.. he only had to have a large incision on one of them. This next week will be busy too. Bailey has Lacrosse conditioning Tuesday through Thursday this week and next week too. After that they begin Lacrosse practices Monday through Friday each week. Kevin has a doctor appointment with the Neurologist on Monday to do a nerve test of some sort. Taylor has an Eye appointment on Tuesday to do some sort of testing. It will be a full week in deed. I hope you all have a great week ahead!!

I'm so excited for the very first Monthly Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! Our very first challenge starts today. Challenges will start on the 10th of each month. Our first challenge is Something New. So, we want to see new items, new products, anything that is new to you or even a new technique that you've wanted to try, something like that. Make sure you tell us what it is. We will get some awesome ideas from you all like we always do!

We have wonderful sponsors for January and we want to thank you all for the wonderful sponsorship and generosity each of you show:

Unfortunately, Smeared Ink has shut down and they will be missed.

Here is my card for this challenge:

This is New Year Birdie from Doodle Pantry. And for my New, I have done two things... I have made a shaker card.. and I've used one of my dies to do this. I have also used the Spotlight Technique which I have been wanting to try and kept putting it off. This was the perfect opportunity to try it out :)  So, that is exactly what I did. I colored my spotlight sections with my Copic Markers. I've used Spellbinders dies for the circles used as the spotlights. I've used a My Favorite Things die for the circles on the side that make up the shaker part of the card. I've used small glass balls and sequin in the shaker. I've also added three different colors of twine. I've braided some of these. That is it from me! I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month!  The challenge will end on February 9th and the winners and DT Favorites will be posted on February 20th. The next challenge will start on February 10th.

Copic Colors Used:
  • Bird: W1, E41, E43, B91, B95, B97
  • Tree Trunk: E33, E35, E39
  • Horn and Hat: YG07, YG17, YG67
  • Hat: C3, C5, C7, C9; R22, R24, R29
  • Confetti: V12, V15, V17; RV21, RV23, RV29; Y11, Y15, Y18; YG07, YG17, YG67; R22, R24, R29; YR02, YR04, YR07
  • Bird Leg and Feet: N3, N5, N7, N9

Sunday, January 3, 2016

O' Christmas Tree

Good evening everyone! I can't believe it is already Sunday and my two weeks are over and it's time to go back to work!! That time just flew by! Now it is time to get back in a rhythm. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a wonderful New Year! And may you have a wonderful year ahead! I have tried to relax the last couple of days and craft. I managed to get one card finished. I really can't seem to speed things up. I take so long to finish anything LOL  Oh well.. that's just the way I am! And tomorrow it is back to work, which means it slows everything down too. The kids head back to school on Tuesday. And I'm hoping for a winter storm to head this way LOL  I want some snow!

I have also been working on the post for the first new monthly challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Stay tuned for an introduction of the new team and our very first monthly challenge starting on the 10th!

Alright... enough of that :D  Here is my share for today. You can find my creations at either my Etsy Shop or my Zibbet Shop.

For this card I have used Christmas Star from Star Stampz. I have colored the image with Copic Markers. I've layered the image a bit. The background was all inked with Distress Inks (Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) I've inked the clouds with Black Soot and Broken China. I've added snow falling using my Copic Opaque White. The question mark I colored with Black Wink of Stella. I used my Snow Marker for the snow. I used yellow acrylic paint to paint the shine around the star and I've used white acrylic paint to paint the clothing puff and the frost coming out of her mouth. The papers are all scraps. I've distressed the edges of each of the strips and then I sewed around each of them. The three snowflakes were cut using the Silhouette Cameo and I covered them with glitter. I used a white and gold snowflake button as the center of each of the snowflakes. I used two Paper Smooches stamps - Peace On Earth on the outside and Merry Christmas on the inside. I had a lot of fun trying to come up with a background using the distress inks. I'm going to try to work on some new techniques this year :)  And I was so happy to get another Christmas card finished! Thank you for looking!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Tree: G40, YG03, YG17, YG67
  • Skin: E000, E21, E11, E04; R20, R22
  • Jacket, Hat and Boots: RV13, RV14, RV66
  • Scarf and Leggings: V20, V22, V25
  • Hair: C5, C7, C9
  • Star: Y00, Y11, Y15