About Me

My photo

I love to stamp and color images with Copic markers and make cards.  I am also a health and fitness nut and love to coach others into a healthier lifestyle. 

I love to chat with people about fitness, food and nutrition and love to share recipes and experiences with you!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Practice Makes Perfect!

Well, I am not there yet, but I have been practicing coloring on different hair styles.  I am very happy with this one!  I've been practicing the flickering or feathering techniques on hair and I think I am getting it.  I will post more hair styles as I practice.





I cropped this image that was so nicely provided as a freebie by Ann Stillwell from Cuddlebug Cuties.  I love her images and are so good for coloring!

I hand wrote on the image the Copic colors I used.  I should have written them nicer, sorry, but I was excited about how well the blending and technique came out. 

I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

And yet... another September birthday!! 

Happy Birthday, brother in law!!  This card is coming to you soon...





Masculine cards are hard to make I guess.  I can't use a ribbon and a button may not seem right.  I guess it depends on the theme.  I again used the sponging technique using Chalk Ink from Versa Magic: Niagara Mist.  The image is a Freebie Vintage car courtesy of: 4blogspot.com.

I used Spellbinders die cutting rectangles and also rounds and scallops.  Black ribbon and clear color beads.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Baby Boy on his way!!

I made this card for my cousin's wife!  She is having a baby shower soon and what better than a handmade card! I had fun make it.  I had bought these cute little baby shower stamps and wasn't quite sure how to use them.  But, thanks for Google!!  I search for ideas and this is what I came up with.





Copics Used:

Lamb: C1, E50, R22, R20, R11
Start: Y15

That's it!! Not much to color here!! Oh, I added a soft cloudy blue touch around the edges of the circle.  I sponged a little bit of chalk ink from Versa Magic, Sea Breeze color.  I love using this technique on cards. Other supplies are from craft stores and using Spellbinder dies to cut the round and tag shapes.  I hope you like it!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kid's Birthdays

Two little ones that turned a couple of fingers old will be getting these cute cards!  They are pretty simple but I think very cute and colorful!  I love color!


Copics Used: 
 Monkie face and body: E13, E11, E00, E50
Hat: B24, B24, B12
Gift: BG13, BG15, BG18
Cupcake: R22, R20, YG03, YG06, YR04, YR02, Y15

Image: Freebie courtesy of dustinpike.blogspot.com




Copics Used:

Turtle body: E15, E13, E11
Shell: G17, G15, G12
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11
Gift: YR07, YR04, YR02, V09, V06, V04

Image: Freebie courtesy of Whimsy Doodles



Monday, September 9, 2013

September Birthdays!

Family birthday cards and all in September!


This lovely girl is courtesy of Ann Stillwell from cuddlebugcutties.com.  She has such wonderful images that she loves to share and I am forever thankful to her!!  I struggle with the layout of the cards because I am very simplistic and don't want to put too many embellishments on it.  So I hope you like it!  I didn't write down exactly what colors I used, so I will try to remember as best I can.

Copics Used:

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E50, R20, R22, R14
Hair: E18, E15, E11, E00, E29
Boots: YR24, E11, E13
Jacket: C1, C3 and C5
Shirt: RV17, RV13, RV11
Jeans: B16, B14, B12

Cardstock Used:

Neenah 65lb Bright White
(Wish list to get heavier cardstock)

I think that's it.  I had a lot of fun coloring the cuddlebug cutie!! 

Materials all from:

Hobby Lobby
Michael's Crafts Store
JoAnne's
Target