Saturday, February 12, 2011


This year, Riley came up with this Valentine. I took my Copics class not too long ago and I purchased the Edward stamp from The Greeting Farm for my upcoming Twilight Cricut Swarm. Riley saw the stamp and said, "Hey that looks like me!" He wanted to use my Copics to color it and I crushed that idea quickly. He colored the boy and girl with Crayola markers and I colored the skin with the Copics, Edward was done in E50 and Ebony was done in R00. Ebony is a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm. Riley chose the colors and he colored 10 of each. I am very impressed how these came out. All the sentiments are computer generated. On the backside of the card he attached a Blow Pop with tape. I am very proud of him...and they are done!!!!!
I am still working on the teacher's valentines. I will not post those until after Valentines!

I'M Nuts and Bolts!

I try to make the boy's Valentine's cards every year. I have a lot of fun with it, but this year...I took on quite the project. I got this idea from an issue of Scrapbooking Etc. magazine. The paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the Clearance bin and Bradley loved it. Those are little Hersey bars in the belly. Now for the googly eyes. I used 3 different glues. The first 2 glues, the eys just popped off, finally, I used a glue gun. Thank goodness it worked because I was ready to trash these things...21 cards, 42 googly eyes, x 3...aaaahhhh! Anywho, Bradley loved them and cannot wait to give them out on Monday!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Copic Markers Carrier

I have an issue, I am addicted to Crystal Light. Not all Crystal Light...just the Strawberry, Orange, Banana flavor. I have now gone to 4 different grocery store chains and they are no longer carrying my flavor. I am very disappointed. Anywho, I was originally going to keep the containers to make luminaries with the battery operated candles and mod podge and Cricut cuts. But I came up with this instead.
I needed something to carry my pens to the Copic Class I was attending and they worked great. In the pictures, I have the containers for each class. But now, at home, I have them arranged by color group: E, R and RV, Y and YG and YR...etc. I love that they lay on the side, even though you do not have to keep Copics on their side. I am going to Vinyl the color codes on the lid, but I have not had a chance yet...only have white vinyl and want to do it in black.

Copic Class

A couple of weekends ago, I was able to take a Copic Markers Basics class and a Skin and Hair class. It was so amazing. I had the most amazing instructor, Frank V. He was amazing. Have I said amazing enough? Anywho, these are the 4 cards I made in the class. These 2 are from The Greeting Farm. I even colored the Pima Flowers with Copics.

These 2, I believe are My Favorite Things Stamps. I learned so much. I have been having so much fun coloring now. It is very therapeutic. Especially after 4 snow days here in North Texas.
I also found a really great site that you can get the Copic Ciaos for a great price. They are very fast at shipping.

I now have a new obsession. One of these days, I will get back to scrapbooking...I hope :)