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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!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Alicia Bel DT Presentation

I am proud to be part of Alicia Bel's wonderful Desgin Team!!  Alicia is a very talented illustrator and I am so happy to be part of her team and create cards with her stunning images.  Here is the card I chose for the DT Presentation for the month of October.  

(Click on image for store)

Copic Markers used:

Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin: N4, N2, N0, RV13, RV10, R22
Eyes: E44, E43, E41
Dress: YG11, YG13, YG17, RV13, RV11
Shoes: N7, N4, N2, N0
Jewlery: C3, C1
Puppy: YG23, YG21, W5, W3, W1

Background: W3
Distress Ink: Black Soot

Sentiment: Kraftin' Kimmie


Please join Alicia Bel's blog to be inspired by her beautiful images and participate in future challenges!  You can find her Challenge Blog HERE.  

Also, don't forget to visit her wonderful shop to see the wide variety of digis she has for sale:  STORE

Challenges I am entering this card:

Creative Moments - Challenge 54 - Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination - Challenge #4 Anything Goes

Stampin' Royalty - Challenge #251 Anything Goes

Copic Marker EspaƱa - Ocotber Challenge

Whimsie Doodles  - October Monthly Challenge

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scrapper's Delights New Release
And
Kit and Clowder Coloring Along

Come and have some fun with us with this color along with Alyce from Kit and Clowder!  She will do a live coloring of this image and you can follow along with her wonderful advice!!!  The image is from Scrappers Delights! 

Here's the card I made with this fun image!


Copic Sketch Markers Used:

Hair: E17, E15, E13, E11
Skin: E53, E51, E50, R20, R22
Eyes: E37, E33, E31
Top: YG09, YG06, YG03
Skirt: RV14, RV13, RV10
Shoes: N4, N2, N0
Socks and Hair Bows: YG09, YG06, YG03
Gift Box: B39, B02, B00, B000
Balloons: BG18, BG15, BG13, Y15, Y13, Y11, BV04, BV02, BV01

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes #40

Imagination Crafts Challenge - Octobe Challenge Anything Goes






Friday, October 17, 2014

Whimsy Stamps DT Call Appliation

I chose both these images because, for one I love mermaids and fairies and two they were a challenge to color!  They were both freebies, but you can check out the Whimsy store for many more stunning stamps!  (Click on images to take you to the store)  

Both cards are new.  I made them specifically for the DT call but could not choose between one.  Since we could submit at least 2, I was so happy to be able to show them both! I hope you like them!



My reasons for applying for Whimsy Stamps DT are that first I absolutely love rubber and clear stamps!  Rubber stamps are my number one favorite with clear as a close second.. I love digital stamps but there is nothing like the feeling of inking a stamp and pressing it onto paper!!  I find it very relaxing! Whimsy stamps are absolutely stunning and I would enjoy tremendously being part of your team and coloring these gorgeous images.  Die cutting I also find so much fun!  I have a variety of dies and never make a card without die cutting something! 

I have been stamping and coloring for a little over 2 years and would be very happy to be part of your team and creating beautiful cards with your stamps!

Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Maria - The Unexpected Crafter 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Leisure Walk

This is one of my favorite Sugar Nellie images!!  I am a dog person and this one is just so sweet!  What a nice picture of enjoying a relaxing walk with your best friend!  I love Sugar Nellie Images! So much fun to color and challenging too! See those skinny legs? Fun, though, lots of fun!!  



Copic Markers Used:

Hair: E27, E25, E23, E21
Skin: E11, E53, E51, E50, R20
Jacket: V6, V4, V01
Dress: R59, R29, R24, R22
Socks: R24, V04
Boots: E47, E44, E43
Ground: YG09, YG06, YG03
Puppy: C5, C3, C1, V04, V01

Background sky: 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass

Challenges I am entering this card on:

Sugar Nellie - Anything Goes Challenge #117

Moo Mania and More - Bright And Colorful

Whoopsy Daisy - Distressing Challenge

Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes






Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Friend Is......

Friends... we have a little Dachshund named Lady and she has become even more than a friend.. she is part of our family.. this card came very natural to me.  I LOVE dogs and I felt in love with this image as soon as I saw it at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Her images are unique and so full of expression!!  I think you can agree that this image is full of sentiment and love.  



I don't normally do much to the inside of the card, but I wanted part of the sentiment to be on the outside and then continue on the inside.  :) 

Copic Markers Used:

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41
Skin: E53, E51, E50, R20
Shirt, Head Band and Socks: RV56, RV34, RV04, RV11
Pants: B97, B95, B93
Dog: E29, E37, E33, E31, B02, B00, B000
Bench: E29, E27, E25, E23
Grass: YG09, YG06, YG03





Friday, October 10, 2014

Holiday Tags!

Okay.. I have entered the tag craze!!! I thought, I want to try something that its a bit quicker to create and its still something people would like.. so I thought Tags!!!  I have some die cuts that I don't use much and they are perfect to shape tags so here its one I created with the idea of entering it as well on the Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes Challenge!!  


Copic Markers Used:

Hair: E18, E17, E15, E13, 11
Skin: E53, E51, E50, R20
Dress, Bow and Shoes: R59, R29, R24, R22, YG09, YG06, YG03
Grounding: C3, C1

That's it!! I love it when I only use a certain amount of colors and don't go crazy with them! lol

Sentiment: Michael's Reflections Clear Stamps
Dies: Sizzix
Ribbon and Button: Michael's and JoAnn's












Monday, October 6, 2014

Scrapper's Delights Free Digi!!

Hello, everyone!! Scrapper's Delights is the sponsor at Kit and Clowder this month for their challenge and has graciously given one of their digis so that you can grab it and play along! 

Here's the card I made with the free digi!  I wanted to try something different to match the funky attitude of this cute digi! I hope you like her!  Also, you can join Kit and Clowder's Facebook page to grab this fun digi and get the details on it: HERE


Copic Sketch Markers Used:

Hair: YR27, YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11
Skin: E04, E21, E11, E00, E000, R22
Eyes: YG03, YG06
Dress: BG18, BG15, BG13
Socks and Hair Band: RV14, RV13, RV10, BG15
Shoes: W7, W5, W3, W1
Grounding: YG13, YG11
Balloons: R29, R24, R22, YG17, YG13, YG11, B02, B00, B000

Skies and Clouds: 
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass

Don't forget to join Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fan Page HERE to join the fun and not miss out on the new releases coming out!  There is also a nice discount being offered right now so you can save on your shopping at the store: HERE




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Anything Goes


Kit and Clowder is having a challenge for the month of October of Anything Goes!! I am entering this beautiful image from Scrapper's Delights: Honey Anime with Dress.  Take a look at all the images on the store and I hope that mine inspires you to create your own!


Copic Sketch Markers Used:

Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin: E11, E02, E00, E000, R20, YG06
Dress: YG99, YG94, YG03, YG000
Boots, Belt and Hair pins: E47, E44, E43, E41, N0, N2
Grounding: W5, W3, W1

Background: Distress Ink
Faded Jeans
Black Soot

Come and join the challenge!! Scrappers Delights is sponsoring the challenge and there is an awesome prize to win!! The title of this post has a link to Kit and Clowder. 

I will also like to enter this cad into the following challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend - Challenge #6


Art by Miran - Anything Goes #15




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scrapper's Delights New Release!

And they are a beauty.......  Check out this gorgeous image by Scrapper's Delights!!  Isn't she adorable?  I love coloring her hair!  So lush and full!!  You could have so much fun with and color it in so many ways!!  

Be sure to stop by the store and check her out along with all the other new release images shown by our DT!!  


Her name is Honey Anime Dress

I fell in love with her!!  She is so cute!  and just love her dress and boots! I hope you like her as much as I do and have fun coloring her!  Her hair is to die for to color!!

Copic Markers Used:

Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
Eyes: YG03, YG000
Dress: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Boots and Hair Pieces/Belt: YG09, YG06, YG03, YG000, N0, N2, N4
Grounding: W1, W3, W4

Die Cuts: Spellbinders, Sizzix
Flower Punch: EK Success Tools Punch and Fiskars Flower Punch


Challenges I am enterieng as well:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes with a Twist Use 3 Layers

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #151

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - At Least One Flower


The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes #TPE270