Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


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My top 10 favorite online classes are in no particular order:

  1. Shimelle – Journal Your Christmas
  2. Created from Color – Copic Basic class
  3. Shimelle – Love Your Pictures
  4. Online Card Classes – Stretch Your Stamps
  5. Online Card Classes – A Cut Above
  6. Online Card Classes – Creative Chemistry 101
  7. Ellen Hutson’s How Now School of Creative Arts – Fold It Pop It Flip It Zip It
  8. Shimelle – Learn Something New
  9. Shimelle – Blogging for Scrapbookers
  10. Shimelle – Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers

Here’s a simple one that I had to put together with the September The Stamps of Life set, trees4Christmas – LOVE IT! I will be making a lot of cards with this versatile set. I just happened to have matching embossing powders to match the BasicGrey patterned paper – imagine that?! One of my desires is to really dive into my massive glitter and embossing powder collection to use IT UP! I will only repurchase the ones that I really really like and only from the manufacturers I like. Anyway, here’s a step towards that 🙂

trees4christmas The Stamps of Life

The sketch is this week’s Card Positioning Systems‘ sketch CPS#285. The embossing powders are from P K Glitz and Close to my Heart.

Isn’t she so carefree just skating away? I LOVED rollerskating as a kid AND as an adult. What fun we had!! My sister was roller queen, but I wasn’t half bad 🙂

This card is for the Some Odd Girl sketch challenge and for the Play Date Cafe’s color challenge PDCC151 this week. I used a couple stamps from The Stamps of Life for the sentiment.

For Copic colors, I used E000, E00, E11 for the skin; E29, E39, E49 for the hair; YR15, YR16, YR18 for her sweater & scarf; R35, R37, R39 for her vest, socks and wheels; G20, G21, G24 for her pants and G0000, G000 for the skate highlights.


Have a great Saturday!

I’m practicing my Copic coloring with Star Bright Tia this afternoon. Working on a challenge from Facebook Fun Day yesterday with Some Odd Girl, here’s a gatefold card featuring the cute Tia. Asa did a tutorial on the SOG blog yesterday about gatefold cards, aren’t they cool?? Click on the picture to see more detail. The left is the closed version and right side is the inside.


Thanks for the challenge Some Odd Girl! The color scheme is using this week’s Color Throwdown #210 gorgeous colors too 🙂

When this digi stamp came out at Some Odd Girl, I just had to have her! She is SO stinkin’ cute!

Yesterday was Facebook Fun Day with Some Odd Girl and a challenge was given to print an image on fabric and color with Copics. I was able to find my Sticky Back Canvas, so into the laser printed it went with Bookish Tia on it! It was a little challenging to have a light touch with the coloring since the canvas sucked up the ink if you left it too long in one spot or tried to blend too much. I really like the effect!! Here’s my card:


I used this week’s:

Mojo Monday sketch #259

The Play Date Cafe‘s color combo PDCC150

Thanks for stopping by!


I just finished a “basic” Copic marker class by Kristy and Melissa over at Created From Color. It was FANTASTIC! Although I am Copic Certified, I wanted a refresher course and one that gave more detail to each lesson. This is it if you want to become a ton more proficient with your Copics. They also have an Advanced class if you’re already comfortable with coloring skin, hair and shadowing from a light source.

Here’s my before and after image. The left is actually the “after” and the right is the “before”.

Created from Color Beginner Copic Class

I still need to practice with the light source, but I’m much more comfortable when coloring skin and hair. Thanks Kristy and Melissa!!

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?