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Friday, August 31, 2012

My first Pengie Christmas Card

This is a sweet Christmas image from SparkleNSprinkle (Stamp set 438). As you can tell by the bundle of markers beside it, this little fellow is a color-rich project. He is one of three I'll be using in a card class I'm teaching at our Scrappigators studio in September. I used the following Copic markers:
0 - Colorless Blender; BG0000 Snow Green; E50 Egg Shell; G21 Lime Green; G24 Willow; G29 Pine Tree Green; RV25 Dog Rose Flower; RV 29 Crimson; T2 Toner Gray #2; T10 Toner Gray #10; W00 Warm Gray 00; YR 21 Cream; and YR 24 Pale Sepia. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Express-It cardstock and cut it out with the largest die in the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen (S4-310) set. Of course, the neatest part of that was cutting it out on my Vagabond!!!! Yeah. As an added touch, I used Colorbox silver pigment ink, liquid applique on the Santa hat sentiment and heat embossed an inside message in silver as well. I promised one of my sample cards to my hairdresser. It seems that her son, an expectant father whose baby girl is due in October, loves pengiuns. He's lamenting the fact that he can't find an infant/newborn penguin costume for halloween or maybe a penguin snowsuit for the upcoming winter. Perhaps the card will help take away the sting of disappointment in his penguin-deprived environment. If all goes well, I'll have some more pengins to post next week. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My August Flower of the Month

There's nothing like a bright yellow sunflower to perk things up, especially this month. I completed my Intermediate Copic certification class, had surgery the following week, had to cancel a weekend event I had my heart set on attending the week after that, and am now forced to wear a clumpy boot on my right foot (not related to surgery) for at least a month in hopes of calming the bursitis and tendonities in my right heel. Yes, perky sunflowers are a perfect way to end the month and usher in a new season of Copics and classes.

This was the a Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month (S1205) that I simply fell in love with. My background paper is from the Dotto collection that was a bonus pack from several months ago. I used the following Copic markers to color this image: E37 Maroon; G94 Grayish Olive; R29 Lipstick Red; Y08 Acid Yellow; Y17 Golden Yellow; YG23 New Leaf. The buttons came from my Close To My Heart button stash from maybe their 2010 collection.

One final thought -- while I used Close to My Heart products here, I am now at the place where I intend to "divide" some of my samples. I have another blog -- -- in which I will showcase my CTMH projects and devote this blog to all things scrappigators as evidenced in our webste --

Okay, I'm done. Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lolly Garden Card

I had a wonderful time at Intermediate Copic Training in Lyndhurst, NJ this past weekend and have been practicing with some of my new images. Alas, I need to finish some new samples so I decided to work on my August Flower of the Month, I planned to post it today. Then I stumbled upon my SparkleNSprinkle Lolly Garden (Set397) stamp set and decided to go town! Sadly, I had to nix it after the project was finished because it requires 13 markers! But, I'm going to do four more myself because it's such a cute card. I used the following Copic colors:
BG11 Moon White
BG13 Mint Green
FYG1 Fluorescent Yellow
C2 Cool Gray 2
C5 Cool Gray 5
E000 Pale Fruit Pink
E01 Pink Flamingo
R22 Light Prawn
R24 Prawn
BG0000 Snow Green
BG000 Pale Aqua
0 Colorless Blender
100 Black

I made my card base from a Recollections paper pack I had in my stash. For the flowers on the front, I stamped three each of four colors on paper scraps and used a 3/4" punch (I think) to cut out the flowers portion.  I stamped the flowers around the bottom of the card and covered the flower portion with my punched colors. I used EK Success Repositional adhesive on the overlaping edge of the larger flower to keep the front closed. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next ones look like.