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Monthly Archives: February 2010

I’ve been playing with some new stamps from Unity and Ippity, giving them a “Spring” feel to the cards that I’m using them on. The first is a real Easter/Spring-y type of card using the colors of the season. The bunny and egg-shaped die cut is also a giveaway! The 2nd card is a “Spring is coming soon” type of card. The weather has been quite cool recently in South FL, but much more so in the rest of the US. Don’t despair, Spring IS coming!

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps
Copic markers
Tsukineko ink
Card Positioning Systems sketch #155
Prima flower
DCWV patterned paper
Spellbinders die

Ippity and Unity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity stamps
Unity stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder
Tsukineko ink
Spellbinders die
Get Sketchy sketch #26

Ok, so I really liked that Mojo Monday sketch #126 shown in my last post. So much that I made another similar card using all Ippity and Unity stamps. Check it out!

Ippity Unity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-114, Sweet Thoughts of Spring
Unity KOM
Ranger embossing ink
P K Glitz embossing powder
BasicGrey Origins patterned paper
Mojo Monday sketch #126

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I finally was able to make a card using some of the scraps left over from my Origins card class – the one with the 6×6 pad of mini prints from that paper line. What goodness! The P K Glitz colors really match well to the patterns and colors in this line. I used the recent Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.

My Stamp Box

Supplies:
P K Glitz Embossing Powder, Glitter Glitz, Sticky Tape and Sticky Paper
Ranger &
Tsukineko ink
My Stamp Box stamps
BasicGrey patterned paper
Spellbinders die
Mojo Monday sketch #126

Can you tell from this card that I’ve been practicing using Copic markers? 😀

I had the opportunity to learn last weekend from a fresh student of the Copic Certification Class in Sarasota who was super generous with her time (thanks Fran!). She had such great tips and really filled in some of the questions that I had from the blog and just practicing myself.

I’m addicted to Copic markers.

Sigh, there are worse things than stamps, paper and Copics right? Please shake your head, “yes Andrea”…

Coloring with Copics

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps
Unity KOM
Copic markers
Tsukineko ink
P K Glitz E P Lite embossing powder
Brads
Michaels ribbon
Stampin’ Up! punch
Mojo Monday sketch 125

There’s this cool challenge going on Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine called Project 12. It breaks down the memory collecting into a 2-page spread of the month’s events. I like the concept and am working with it – so good so far!

Becky Fleck is doing the sketches for each month and you can either use that sketch each month or use 1 sketch over and over or even use no sketch. I enjoy working with Becky Fleck’s sketches, so I figured “why not”?

There will most definitely be scrapbook pages devoted to a specific something that went on during the month. Project 12 is just to serve as a snapshot of “here’s what happened this month”. My goal is to use BasicGrey for each Project 12 spread and to use Becky’s sketches.

So, without further ado, here’s January 2010:

Project 12, January

Supplies:
BasicGrey patterned paper, Elements and Alphabet stickers
Becky Fleck sketch
Stampin’ Up! border punch
Michael’s ribbon
Inque Boutique stamps
Tsukineko ink
P K Glitz glitter

I just had to ink up this recent DoodleFactory set “Arctic” from Starving Artistamps for a couple reasons.

1. It’s been flippin’ cold out and even though it hasn’t snowed, it sure has been colder for a longer period of time since I moved here.

2. The Winter Olympics are on in Vancouver!

3. I wanted to join a card swap on FL Stampers where the theme was “winter scene”. Do you think this qualifies??

DoodleFactory Arctic

Supplies:
DoodleFactory Arctic from Starving Artistamps
Tsukineko ink
Copic markers
P K Glitz glitter
Karen Foster patterned paper
Stampin’ Up! cardstock
Card Positioning Systems sketch #154

Guess what? Another great sheet of rubber from Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps!

This time, we’re going under the sea to those mythical mermaid creatures. Gretchen Raisch-Baskin is the artist that has added her own special touch to Magical Mermaids, the 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of red rubber stamps. I had a lot of fun using Copics markers to color in the details of the ocean and mermaids. It was a great opportunity to practice blending, which you’ll probably be able to tell here and there.

Take a look and I hope you like them!

Magical Mermaids

Magical Mermaids 2

Magical Mermaids 3

Magical Mermaids 4

Magical Mermaids 5

Magical Mermaids 6

Magical Mermaids 7

Magical Mermaids 8

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