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Color Throwdown

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 🙂

Let’s get back into sharing some projects that I’ve been working on. Granted these are relatively quick and easy as compared to scrapbook pages, but I’m still using my supplies and creating. It feels good.

I’ll share some ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) and cards that I’ve done recently. I had a lot of fun making them, mostly because I’m using stamps from my vast collection. I can’t even tell you how many I have because I don’t know!

I’ll also share some class samples from a Copic coloring online class that I’m taking from Melissa & Kristy at Created from Color. Even though I’m Copic Certified, I’m sure that I’ll learn and practice more techniques on coloring skin, hair and using a light source.  Kristy owns Some Odd Girl stamp company (digis and clear) and I just love her images and coloring samples.

My share today is a card using a sketch from CPS (Card Positioning Systems) and color combo from Color Throwdown. Take a look:



Stamps, The Stamps of Life Monogram2Build set

Embossing Powder, PK Glitz

Paper, BasicGrey

Corner Punch, Martha Stewart

Stickles, Ranger

Sketch, CPS #278

Color Throwdown CTD #204


It’s a week away from Mother’s Day here in the U.S. so for all of you Moms out there, hopefully you’ll be enjoying a day of relaxation and love from your family.

Almost 8 years have gone by since my Mom’s passing, so I’ve made this card for her. She loved bright colors and the sunshine. This digital stamp is just so pretty for the card! Hope you like it.

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

Spellbinders dies

The Stamps of Life, sentiment

Tsukineko ink

Prima flowers


Border punch and brads


Color Throwdown #139

MAY11VSNMINI4 challenge at Splitcoaststampers

Ah yes, the elusive dream…perfect name for a Mermaid don’t you think?

There’s a new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio’s Challenge Blog today and it’s

ANYTHING GOES using an image from Michelle.

So, pick up any of Michelle’s stamps and have some fun with us this week!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

Spellbinders dies

Border punch,

Prima flowers

Ranger Stickles

Ribbon and bling embellishment

Color Throwdown challenge 137

I purchased and won (yea!) some clear stamp sets from The Cat’s Pajamas. I used a set in one of the cards for the Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers recently and am using another one to meet a couple challenges this week.

I paper pieced the little girl in this set using BasicGrey’s Two Scoops Collection, an oldie but goodie. The colors are so yummy! I also used one of my new Spellbinders fancy label dies that I just love. So fun and a great result! I hope you’ll think so too.

The Cat's Pajamas


The Cat’s Pajamas, Little Bird set

Tsukineko ink

BasicGrey patterned paper and stickers

Spellbinders dies

Crazy 4 Challenges sketch

Color Throwdown #131


I love making cards!

It’s Virtual Stamp Night this weekend on Splitcoast Stampers, so I thought that I would indulge myself in some stamping just for the fun of it.

So, VSN has various challenges under this month’s theme of You Make My Heart Sing. The hostesses are extremely creative with their challenges all relating back to the main theme. Great job ladies!

Here is another card with many more to come:

Virtual Stamp Night


Stampin’ Up! Aviary and Whimsical Words rubber stamp sets

Ranger ink

BasicGrey patterned papers, brads and stickers

Spellbinders dies

Mojo Monday #179 sketch

Color Throwdown #130 challenge

FEB11VSNC challenge



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?