Monday, July 25, 2011

Punk Girl

Punk Girl

Are you ready for a Color Me Creative Challenge??? This is a chance for you to test out all those NEW & IMPROVED Copic skills you have, share with others, challenge yourself and WIN some awesome prizes!!  Everyone is WELCOME to join this group no matter your skill level! You do not have to take a class here at CMC to join our challenge group!  It's all about having fun with your Copics!! Each month Suzanna’s or a fun Sponsor Company will host a challenge and Suzanna will pick a challenge group member on occasion to host as well so we get a good mix of ideas! The only requirement is that you USE THOSE COPICS!!

NEW CHALLENGE #23 will run until August 5th !

Your challenge this time is all about

COLOR CHALLENGE--Red, Aqua & Cream/Whites!!

Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!  We also would love it if you enter your card in the gallery. If you do upload your card to the gallery ‘TAG’ it ‘ARC’!!!!


The Prize for the winner of this challenge (randomly chosen) will get:

The Prize is from The Paper Shelter

$15 Gift Certificate to spend in their online store!!

The image that I used is from The Paper Shelter it is called “Steam Punk Girl”. They have many wonderful images in the store so if you get a chance stop by and take a look. These are from Prima flowers, Champagne Rose color Teal. I won these at Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design Store. They come in many different beautiful colors. I also punched out some Rock Fern with my Punch Bunch punch to add some greens.

Punk Girl side

The two Butterflies are stickers from EK Success, they are Vellum. They have some really pretty butterflies out their.Red Ribbon, Gems and a square stone I found among some of my embellishments, Stickles glitter glue “Star Dust”.Punk Girl 2011  

Here is the big test, the close up!! The copic markers I used are: Outfit BG, 32, BG23, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, R29, R27, R24, R22, W5. Skin E11,E00. Hair C9, C5, C3, and a lot of the copics I used on her outfit. Boots C9.C5, C3. Crates E18, E17, E15 ,E13, E43, E42, E41. Walls BG10, BG11, E43, E42, E41. Floor E37, E35, E33. Spica Pens Turquoise, Pitch Black and Lipstick.

This is a really different kind of card for me but I think it turned out just fine. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful week end and I hope you week is nice as will.

Hugs, Patricia

Sharing Things.

Marianne Walker CHA Chicago 2011 First I wanted to share with all my friends that I had a chance to meet Marianne Walker at CHA in Chicago on Friday. I stopped at the Splitcoast booth and was talking to one of the ladies. They where at sharing with everyone the copic makers and Marianne NEW Beginners Book. I have hoping that they had her one on Shadows and and Shapes but they did not because I would of gotten that one. I was telling her how much I liked Marianne work and if it was not for her I would of not learned the beginning things because where I live their is no one that teaches copic classes. So I had read all her blogs called I Like Markers. On her blog she tells you where the next Certification class is going to be, so she keep you up to date on that. As I looked up and I see the name on the girl standing right in front of me it is Marianne Walker. All I could think of is I hoped I had said everything nice about her and I’m sure I had. One of my favorite images she did was this guitar, I loved how she did the shadow on it and her coloring is outstanding. Then she also had her books with her with many picture of her work. She is a very talented person.Besides that very nice, friendly, and easy to talk too. I would of loved to of Spent more time with her but we had to get going. I really did enjoy my time with you Marianne and thanks for sharing things with me.

Hugs, Patricia

Monday, July 18, 2011

Boys and Their Toys

Boys and their toys

It is that time again Card For Men Challenge. Challenge #15 is use a Key on your card. As you can see our Sponsor is Prairie Fairy and she has so many wonderful images. The image I’m using is called “Harley Boy”.

Start date:    18 July 2011
End date:   1 August 2011
Prize: 5 digi images
Blurb: Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal.

While digital stamping is relatively new in the paper crafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to and check it out!

Boys and Their Toys sentiment

The sentiment is something Roberta wrote and I just love it. I sponged around it with Brilliance ink Shy Blue.

Boys and Their Toys key 

The say Boys and Their Toys my girlfriend Kathy makes these at her work with the scrapes pieces of whatever this is and she can make then with any kind of saying and they just stick to your paper, I just love then. I’m asking her for more. Here is my Key, it is one I had. The round clear disk #25 is from Epiphany Crafts. I really like that you can put the same color of the paper you are using on the back and it just sticks.

Boys and Their Toys 2011

I used Diamond Glaze on his helmet, eye glasses and his bike. I made some dots with my Pearl Pen by Viva Decor color Bronze and I can’t say enough how much I love those Pearl Pens and they make a lot of dots. If you remember you can get then at Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design Store in all kinds of beautiful colors. I have been working on getting all of then. The paper I have used is from Stampin’ up. The corner punch is from Carl's crafts.

Boys and Their Toys close up 

Here is the close up. Now the copics I used are Bike YR 24, Y15,Y11, Y00. C7, C5, C3, C1. Shoes E37, E35, E34. Tires C9, C7, C5, C3, C1. Helmet, Mets and under shirt R17, R14, R12. His Outfit BG 18, BG13, BG11, BG10. Skin E21, E00, E000. R21. Spica clear, red and yellow.

I hope you all have had a wonderful week end. It was VERY HOT here in the upper 90’s. I’m sure some of you think that is not bad but the dew point is in the 70’s and that make it feel like it is 110 so it you do not have an AC at lot of people get really sick and even die around here because it dose not get that hot around here. So please stay safe.

I have to tell you I had a fantastic week end. I went down to Downers Grove, Illinois to a store called Memories and Beyond and had a chance to meet Suzanne Dean. She was teaching some classes that started at 9:00am and ended at 7:30pm with a couple of brakes. I learned so much more and she is a wonderful teacher and person.

Their is something else I want to say I have some Feed Blitz girls that have signed up to receive my posts and want to THANK YOU so much for being so faithful to me. I went in to check on my Feed Blitz account and these girls signed up to follow me right after I put it on my blog and they are STILL with me. I do not know who you are. I only know two of the people and that is Sandy and Kym but I really love each and everyone of you. These are the girls that started right after I put Feed Blitz that is a girl named Kathy, Lorie, Vbuck, Kbee, Trish, Karen and you are still with me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Hugs, Patricia

Friday, July 15, 2011

Looking out my window

Miss you

This is a card I made. It is a stamp set from the Angel Company called “Window Box”. It is a fun set of stamps. I have an embossed cuddlebug “bricks” for the front and colored over the bricks with some Memento Desert Sand ink.  I used Martha Steward grass punch, her fern punch, branch and a flower punch. I added flower soft to the window box flowers. Stickles glitter glue for the center of the flowers.

Miss you inside

This is what the inside of the card looks like and I did not use all the stamps that come with the set.

Miss you hole inside 2011

Card wide open.

Miss you close up

Close up. She looks so sad, because she is waiting for someone.

Miss you close up inside

Close up of the inside. The copic colors I used are E33, E35, E37 for the wood. R83, R85, R81 for her dress, E42, E43, E44 for the floor. E35, E33, YR23 Hair. E97, E95, E99 for the kitty. YG97, YG95, YG95 for the plant. E23, E25, E29 for the flower pot. E51, E000, E00 for the skin. R21, R20 for the shutters. I also stamped everything with memento black ink.

I hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week end. It is going to be HOT here and I’m sure it is going to be HOT by you so please try and stay cool.

Simon Says- Anything ends July 19

Bling it on- anything goes

Hugs, Patricia

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Peeking thru the doors at a lovely life

Dahlia in full bloom This is a chance for you to test out all those NEW & IMPROVED Copic skills you have, share with others, challenge yourself and WIN some awesome prizes!!
Everyone is WELCOME to join this group no matter what your skill level is! You do not have to take a class here at CMC to join our challenge group! It's all about having fun with your Copics!!
Each month Suzanne or a fun Sponsor Company will host a challenge at CMC Challenge and Suzanne will pick a challenge group member on occasion to host a challenge. The only requirement is that you USE THOSE COPICS!!
NEW CHALLENGE #22 will run until July 22nd ! Using your FAVORITE COPIC TECHNIQUE!!

We want to see you use your favorite Copic technique on your images! You can do more than one of course but there are so many techniques that I hope you try a few out and have FUN with it!
Just to name a few: feathering, coloring embellishments, airbrushing, bridging colors, folds, hair colors, colorless blender techniques, black/white/sepia, and more!
And we are super lucky to have a FABULOUS SPONSOR this challenge---Tiffany Doodles who we adore!!
Tiffany is the very talented artist and owner of Tiffany Doodles and she has a ton of beauty and a new revamped website and blog to peruse as well! You can check out her store below!

Dahlia in full bloom open doors 2011 
First of all I want to tell you what my favorite technique is and that is feathering and flicking. This is a card I created. Card above is with the doors closed. The doors do open.

Dahlia in full bloom This is just the middle of the card. This is a Tiffany Doodle digital set, it is called “Dahlia in full Bloom”'. The copic markers I used are YR00, YR02, YR01, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR20, YR24, Y30, B0000, YG91, YG93. Copic MultiLiner SP Yellow, Spica Lemon and Baby Blue.

Dahlia left door               Dahlia right door The doors I are colored with copic markers E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39, C1, C3, C5. Transparency for the inside of the doors.

Dahila close up                          Dahlia in full close up I added Diamond Glaze to the flowers and the jar, This time I did not make the flowers, these are some paper ones I had so I added then to the card.
I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by.
Anything challenge- More than one fold ends July 25
Creative Crafts- Blossoms
For Fun Challenge- One fold plus another
Hugs, Patricia

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I’m having a hootin tootin fun summer….

Rootin Tootin Summer

This was a fun card to make. Sorry I’m a little late in getting it up. With the the holidays things have been a little crazy here but now we are back to normal, if that is what anyone what to call it. I think summer time is a little crazy for everyone. We took everyone to the Milwaukee Zoo on Sunday (HOT). Most exciting thing was the Elephant he was putting dirt all over himself and putting it up in the air. It was really cool to watch him. Then their was a Bear that was playing around and jumping up and down like he was doing some tricks. Then their was the Peacocks all over the place, found out at the Zoo has 64 Peacocks and they do not bother people. They just walk around, the kids really enjoyed watching then but of course we could not get one to open up it’s feathers so we could get a nice picture. In all I think we all had a good time watching the animals  and learn some sad things about the animals also. I need to get back to my card.

If is time for CARDS FOR MEN CHALLENGE #14. The theme for this time is THE WILD WEST. We all love Meljen’s images see has so many beautiful ones. So you have a chance to WIN 4 OF HER DIGI’S so that is the prize for the challenge #14.

Start Date:  4th July 2011
End Date:  17th July 2011
Theme:  Wild West
Sponsor: Meljens Designs

Blurb:  Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!
The Image  I used is called ‘LIL RODE O BOY’. 

To make the Easel card I used my Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circle. For the image I used the smallest one and cut him out. Next size up I cut out once.  Then the third size in I cut out three times for the top and the bottom and back. You could of cut out more if you would of wanted more layers on the bottom but it would of been up to you. I really like these Spellbinders Grand’s. I do not have very many of then but I’m going to try and get good use out of then. The paper I used is from Die Cuts with a View.

Rottin Tootin Summer bottom

The sentiment I used is something I made up and I’m not sure if it is even spelled right. I punched it out with Stampin up Oval punch and sponged around it with some ink that was on a sponge and I have no idea was color it was all I know it was blue. (Sorry) But it worked! I never know what I’m going to do… The embellishments are just some things I had. The saddle and hat are buttons and I clipped off the back and made that smooth and glued then on. The little Banjo (I think) and the copper ribbon buckle. I know I talk too much…. But I try to get everything in for you. I can do like a lot of girls do and say just a few words. IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO DO IS MAKE MY BLOG POST MUCH SHORTER I WILL DO THAT BUT IF YOU DO NOT MIND READING I WILL KEEPING TELLING YOU HOW I DID MY CARD, THINGS I USED AND ANY OTHER THINGS THAT GO ALONG WITH WITH. PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WHAT DO YOU LIKE?

Rootin Tootin summer close up

These are the Copic Markers I used. Hat E33, E35, E37, R24, R27. Face E21, E00, E000, R20. Shirt YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97. Jeans B91, B95, B99. Belt E33,E35, E37. Gun C00, C1, C3. Boots  E23, E25, E27, R24, R27. Rope and Ground E42, E43, E44. Teddy E31,E33, E35. Grass G21, G85, G94, G99. Sky B0000, B91, C00, C1 after add a little of those colors and going over every thing with 00, I used my template and add a little Brilliance Ink Sky Blue. I also added some twine I had and I found this silver star.

I do have to tell you as I was coloring my card it did bring back memories from when I was a little girl. My youngest brother (I wont say his name but it is Bill) at that time we called him Billy loved to play cowboys and this reminds me of him. He would have his gun in his holster but he would be riding his 3 wheel tricycle and he would go around shooting everyone. I have seen pictures of him opening Christmas gifts now we are going back to the 1950’s we might of been 5 years or 6 years old Bill is a year younger then I am and I can remember him having a gun and holster set on so her was a cowboy for a long time. He was a lot of fun having as a younger brother even as we got older we always stayed close as brother and sister and even now he is my little brother and I love him so.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and everyone was safe.

Hugs, Patricia

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Did you know that the Star Spangle Banner has a second verse. I did not.


and I very sorry to say that, for all my life I have only heard the first verse. So I wanted to share this with you just in case you did not know we have a second verse. I would love to thank that Marine for doing what he did because I would of never of heard the second verse. I want to wish everyone a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. Be safe and celebrate America their is no other country like our country that has the freedom like we do. GOD BLESS each and every one of our SOLDIERS for what they had done so we can have the freedom that we do have.

red whire blue little guy 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again.

Hugs, Patricia