Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yay! The new 2012 Copics are here.



Yay! I got my new copics yesterday. I did a little coloring with them on this digi from Make It Crafty called Zoe Celebrates.

Skin: E000 E00 E21 R20 Hair: YR27 YR23 YR24 YR21 YR20 Top/Flowers: BV31 BV34; RV52 Eyes: BG53 BG57 Jeans: B000 B21 B23

Above are all the great new colors. I started filling in a new hand color chart with the 2012 and some of the colors that came out in 2011.


New Copic Journal pages below:


Hope this inspires you!!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Muah! My Prince




No new Copics in the mail this weekend. :0( They are still in some sort facility in CA...how long will they be there? Darn USPS!




Since it was snowing, I decided to stay in and reorganize my craft area a bit. My desk and tray table were so messy and chaotic that I never felt like making anything. I decided to reclaim my desk from all the clutter and made myself a "BigShot Tower". It is really a 3 drawer Steralite cart where the BigShot fits perfectly on top and then I have all my dies in the drawers below along with some of the other tools and supplies that were cluttering up my workspace. Now I have a nice study place to use my Bigshot and a nice clear area for stamping.




I also started a journal to catalog all my clingmount rubber stamp images. I have them all put away (not in their original packaging) and it is impossible for me to remember their names when I take them out to use them. Now I just have to flip through my journal to get them names.




I made my very first paper rosette too! I love them and never had a moment to sit down and figure out how to make them. I was going to get the Tim Holtz die but then saw a tutorial on YouTube showing how to make them using the Martha Stewart Score Board so I decided to try it. My first attempt was the size in the tutorial using a 1 1/2 X 12 inch strip and it was just too big. I decided to try it at 3/4 inch X 12 and that came out the perfect size.


Supplies-
Stamp- My Prince digital stamp by Elisabeth Bell, Amy R Summer Sentiments
Paper- Glitz Happy Travels, PTI cardstock, Boise HD Color Copy Cover, DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Accessories- BigShot, Taylored Expressions Layering Doily set of dies and Hearts a Plenty dies, Buttermilk and Clear Spica pens, Pop Up Glue Dots
Copics- R000, R01, R02, R05, R24, R27, G000, G82, G85, BG000, BG02, BG32, E000, E00, E21, YR30, YR31, E35



Friday, January 20, 2012

Have you joined Blitsy yet?

Have you heard about Blitsy? It is a new member site that sells different products every week at a discount. I got a Xyron Tape Runner and refills there a few weeks back- half off. The price was great and the shipping was fast too!






You can join by clicking the link below:







This week they have Authentique 6x6 paper pads, Golden Glaze, Apple Pie Acrylic books, Just Rite Stamps, Spellbinders Dies and Teresa Collins Paper Packs, Zutter Kutters, Smooch Spritz, Clearsnap products, Tim Holtz Stains, and MBI Albums


Everyone loves a great deal and with excellent customer service, I think you will like this site.



In other shopping news, the new Copic colors are shipping! EEEEEEKKKK!!! Mine shipped on Wednesday from California so I think I should have them in the mail tomorrow. I hope I hope I hope! Crossing my fingers and my toes!


TGIF!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Everybody's Groovin Baby!


"Well a Love Shack Is A Little Old Place Where We Can Get Together"....
I can't say enough times how much I love this stamp set. It has lots of cute word stamps, a house, a tree, and a fence. I had so much fun last night just coloring up this cute little image. I usually go for people stamps and intricate detailed images, but it was very refreshing to have a clean and simple image to color. I think I will be picking up a few more TE Stamps and maybe a kit too!


Supplies-
Stamp- Love Shack Set by Taylored Expressions
Paper- We R Memory Keepers Love Struck, PTI Hawaiian Shores and Blue Shimmer Cardstock, Boise HD Color Copy Cover
Ink- Memento Red and Tuxedo Black
Accessories- Ribbon and Rhinestones from stash, Fiskars corner rounder, Ranger Glossy Accents
Copics- BG53, BG34, R35 and pictured below



Thursday, January 12, 2012

First Valentine of the Year



Happy Thursday! I did it; I made my first card of 2012. Of course it is a Valentine. I think Valentine's Day is the biggest Hallmark holiday of the year and a perfect excuse to make a ton of cards. I used my Dachsunds in Love stamp from Taylored Expressions and some fun Lovestruck papers by We Are Memory Keepers. I hope you like it!


Supplies-
Stamp- Dachsunds in Love by Taylored Expressions

Paper- Card by Recollections, Love Struck by We R Memory Keepers (including sentiment),

Accessories- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Studio G Ric Rac, Pearls from stash colored with R85 Copic Marker, Fiskars Corner Rounder

Copics- R35 R83 R85 R89 BG000 BG53 E13 E17 E19



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Inspiration

No new crafty projects from me yet this year. I am still working on getting my mojo back in gear for the new year. I have been getting back to blog surfing, looking for inspiration. I am definitely excited about the 2012 Copic colors. I love Marianne Walker's sketch above of the new sketch markers. She is such a wonderful illustrator. I also really like Debbie Olson's chart of the new sketch colors and which other colors they coordinate with. Have you seen all of Debbie Olson's recent posts of her sketches... on her other blog? Wow, she is talented! Colleen Schaan's pictures of the new colors are really great too. Can't wait for February for them to ship.







What else crafty is going on? I placed my first ever order with Taylored Expressions and got my new goodies last night. I can't wait to find some time to play with them. I got some great little items for Valentines Day. I ordered some heart dies, a cute Valentine's 6x6 paper pad called Love Struck, and 3 new valentine's stamps including the one below. Who could resist a stamp set based on the song 'Love Shack' by the B52's???



Maybe all these new goodies will help me to get my mojo going.