Friday, February 24, 2012

Life is....

A bowl of cherries!

Hi Everyone! Today I'd like to share with you some of the cards I created for my Copic coloring class this month. We had a fun time and everyone did fabulously with the techniques. The first card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off stickers, glitter ritz highligh glitter and copic markers. In this class the emphasis is on the coloring so I keep the cards fairly simple to showcase the images.  I am becoming addicted to coloring on the glitter ritz! It's so much fun, takes so little ink and looks amazing! We carry several varieties of the peel off stickers as well as glitter and trim stickers at Scrapp'n Savvy. I'll be teaching this technique every month in my Copic class so if you are interested stop by and sign up!

Copics used: cherries R35, R37, R59  leaves YG17, YG23 stems E37 bowl B41, B45, Y13, C1

The second card focused on coloring and blending. The adorable image and sentiment are from Lily of the Valley .

Copics used : face E00, E02, E04, R20  Hair Y15, Y17, E33  clothes RV10, RV13, B00, B02 Bear E33, E35, E37 0  shadow C1

The final card focused on learning to use Copics on craft colored cardstock. We stamped the images with memento ink, colored them with Copics and Prisma colored pencils and then added stardust gelly glaze pen for sparkle and to simulate the veins in the petals. I also added a peeled paint distress ink around the edges.

Copics used: BG13, BG32, BG45, RV32, 0  Memento ink: Rose Bud, Cottage ivy, Prisma colored pencils: white, light sage

That's it for the class.. it was a blast. I am so blessed to have a wonderful group of ladies to teach each month. They are all so talented!

Thanks for stopping by. I love comments so please feel free to leave one!!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Scrapp'n Savvy Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the first ever Scrappn' Savvy blog hop! During this blog hop, you will visit each instructors' website and see some wonderful projects featuring the We R Memory Keepers "Love Struck" collection. Please leave a comment at each blog, and then return back to the Scrappn' Savvy blog and leave a comment that you have finished the hop. There will be some small prizes given away  for a random commenter from each blog, and there will be one grand prize given away from all those comments left on the Scrappn' Savvy blog after you have finished the hop. Karrie, our store owner, will list the winners on the Scrapp'n Savvy blog after the hop. Winners must be local so they can pick up their prize at the store.

Now on to the fun stuff....Here are the cards that I created with the We R Memory Keepers "Love Struck" collection:

I made three cards with this fun paper line and I could have kept on going... the patterns coordinate so well and the colors are so vibrant. The first card is a birthday card I made for my daughter. The cupcake is an Elizabeth Crafts Design outline sticker with highlight Glitter Ritz and colored with Copics. This fun technique was featured in my Copic class last month. The banner was free hand cut and the "Happy" was stamped and punched out and popped up on pop dots.

The second card is one that features a beautiful digi image from Mabelle Ro colored with Copics. Again the Love Struck paper adds an element of fun to the card. The flowers are part of the stickers that come with the line.


Close up of crepe paper flower

In my last card I really wanted to showcase the paper.  I cut 1 inch strips, inked them with Vintage Photo distress ink and rounded the bottoms. I adhered them to the card base. I made a cute little flower out of rolled crepe paper. I simply twisted the paper and then coiled and glued it to a base circle of cardstock. I added a punched flower behind it and cut some leaves out to finish it off. The pearl in the middle was a final touch ( it's really white on the card). The sentiment is from a sheet from the paper line. I really liked how this one turned out.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations! If you love cardmaking join me for a classes at Scrapp'n Savvy!

Now please continue on with the hop and visit the next person in line! Once you have visited everyone's blog and left a comment, be sure to return to the Scrappn' Savvy blog and leave a comment that you have finished the hop!
Also, please be sure that you check out the Scrappn' Savvy store website to see upcoming events and classes:

Scrappn’ Savvy Blog
Karen Burniston
Audrey Yeager
Carol Brown
Debra Hensley - You are here!
Margene Beadroux
Heather Leopard
Terri Burnette
Susan Mckinney
Tove Mayer
Leslie Parlette

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love comments and followers!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

no stamping Valentine

Hi Everyone!
Double sided paper is the star of this card... I was asked to create a valentine card the young women of my church could mass produce to deliver to a nursing home in our area. I was given some great double sided paper to work with. This is what I came up with- No stamping ( to messy with 15 teenagers) but some new techniques for them. The heart was free hand cut, distressed on the edges and crinkled before it was adhered. I also taught them how to make a rolled rose. They all turned out really nice and the girls enjoyed learning something new. Working with a coordinating double sided paper makes it fun and easy! Hope you like it...