Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blog name change & a new found tool

So I changed my Blog name to include crafts (copics only seemed too limiting)!! (Maybe now I will post more stuff!)   I have such a love for ALL things crafting and especially scrapbooking.  So I thought I would start with my newest found company: Kiwi Lane Designs!!  This to me takes scrapbooking back to the basics.  Do you remember when we didn't have all the tools, supplies and machines?  These are designing templates that help you visualize then create pages using only pencil, scissors and distressing inks!!  I love it!! I find it very relaxing to freehand cut paper.  Stop by their website at kiwilane.com!!!

This is a picture of a page that I did and turned for their weekly challenge. (I hope I win because I really love this page!!!

The paper is an older Bo Bunny line (maybe last year).  I created the beach balls with circles that I freehand cut to get the color insets!  No fancy die cutting machines here!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year & a February Card Class

Happy 2013 everyone!!  I have been so bad about posting to this blog.  It's really sad too because this is what I really want to do.  So of course one of my new year's goals is to do more here.  We will see how it goes.  I do have somewhat of a start as I have created a Youtube Channel.  Now don't get too excited because there is nothing there yet.  Not to mention I have no idea how to make, upload and edit videos yet, not to mention I don't have a clue how to make sure they connect to my blog.  I sometimes feel so clueless!!  I actually feel very determined to get it done though (of course don't we all feel that way in January)  This is why I call them goals and not resolutions!

So, enough said about that.  I have a class coming up in February and here are the cards I have created for that class.  The stamps are Lawn Fawn (first time I have used this brand).  They are great for a very easy basic Copic Class.  I used Bazzill Cardstock and Echo Park Winter Wishes is the pattern paper I used.

And there you have it!! I actually very much like this set of cards although at first I thought I wouldn't.  These would be very easy for a beginner to make.  All of the coloring is 2 or 3 step coloring.  Until next time: Keep it Colorful!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Card Class

Ok it's late (at leas for me) on a Monday but I know I haven't posted in forever and I really wanted to get these on here.  This is for a November Card Class that I am teaching at Cord on the 13th.

I do have a few more images to upload (closer look).  I will try really hard to get them posted as soon as possible.  I am teaching a skin class at Cord tomorrow so maybe you will see something from me by Wednesday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stamps at Archivers!

As some of you may know, Archivers had a big stamp sale this past Tuesday.  All their stamps were 43% off.  When they first came to my neck of the woods I would say they had a fairly big stamp section.  It has dwindled since then.  I was able to find 3 that I just couldn't live without.  I really hope that this was an effort to get rid of some oloder stock so that they can refresh that section of the store.  I would obviously like to see more stamps that I can use my copic markers on!

I found this little cutie on a Chrismas display they had set up.  He is from Hero Arts and I am not sure if he is new this season.  Even though I am NOT ready to think of Christmas I knew that he would be lots of fun to color!

I am adding to what seems to be a collection.  I just think these stamps are just too too cute!  I already have 2 others from this "girlfriends" collection.  Here is the crazy part though, I have not sat down and colored any of them yet.  All of my coloring of late has been for classes.  I just want to sit down and color just for the love of coloring!!  Who knows maybe I will color this weekend (as of now my weekend isn't too jamed packed).  Time to start bedtime preperations so that's all for now.  Until next time, keep it colorful!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Skin Color

The lovely ladies who take my classes have been after me to do a technique class on coloring skin.  Well I have finally given in and placed it on the calendar for September.  So needless to say I have been spending time creating  a cirriculum for that class.  I have put together a blending chart for them to use for favorite color combos and I sat down tonight and colored a hula girl from la-la land stamps.  Thought I would share those images with you tonight.

This is the color chart I created I guess I should have zoomed in a little but you get the idea.  I went ahead and colored in the boxes with skin combos that I use.  This is a 6x8 so I can put it into my copic binder that I have created/work in progress.

In this image I am trying for a darker/Hawaiian skin tone.  Also wanted to show the importance of shading around body parts (the nose and lips).  I have arrows to indicate my light source (upper left).  I am actually excited about finishing her because I am very happy with how her skin is coming along.  Maybe I'll show a finished card some day soon.  That's all for now, keep it colorful!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Copic Storage!

Here are the pictures as promised!

This is the box itself. I got it at Tuesday Morning. It is material over a very hard casing.  I assume it is a very very strong chipboard type of material.  It zips shut and as you can see has 2 zipper pulls.  There is also a business card pocket on the front (very hard to see in this pic).  The card that was in there just says "storage"  and underneath that says "Raymond Waites". Hopefully if you are interested in the case you can google it with that info.

This is a view of the side.  Both sides have a very nice fabric handle.  I think you can see it in this photo.

Here is what it looks like inside!  It holds more than the amount of Copics that are cuurently available although right now the exact number eludes me.

I was trying to get a good shot of the inside of the case.  What I have done is taken plastic canvas (I got mine at Hobby Lobby) and I used embroiderey floss to sew the four pieces together to make a square that fit perfectly into the box.  I then attached the cross pieces using floss as well. I did this to both ends of the cross pieces. For the pieces that go from front to back of the box I cut up into the canvas on both pieces so that would slide together.  These steps were not done in that order and I'm not gonna lie, this is something that I would NEVER take on again!!!!  If I get people interested I would be happy to take my markers out to show better pics of the insert.  Feel free to leave a comment or question and I will answer as soon as I can. Keep it colorful!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ok I know! Where in the world have I been right?  We have had major computer issues and I decided to stop posting until I had my very own laptop. Well that happened for me last night!!! Why did it take so long? Well so much has been happening in my personal life that it was very much put on the back burner.  We bought a house this past December (a real fixer upper) and that is exactly what we have been doing since the beginning of the year.  Still not totally complete, the contractor has just a few things left to do in the kitchen.

So enough about houses!! Let's talk copic!!  Still teaching classes at Cord and now have a group of women that will be seeing me for private monthly classes!! I have also replaced Roxanne.  Roxanne was my previous copic case that I created (look back to my previous post).  I just had to name her and that's what I came up with.  I will put pictures of my NEW copic case on here ASAP.  I also would like to start doing some youtube videos but I have no idea how to do it yet.  I am so computer illiterate!!!  So that is all for tonight.  Be back soon!!!  Keep it colorful!!!