New Class! Welcome Fall – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring Oddball and Tiny Townie stamps from Stamping Bella. In this class, you will make two cards featuring stamps from Stamping Bella with emphasis on basic Copic techniques. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender
  • BV25: Grayish Violet
  • R24: Prawn
  • YR21: Cream
  • YR23: Yellow Ochre
  • YR27: Tuscan Orange
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • YG67: Moss
  • BG000: Pale Aqua
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • BG72: Ice Ocean
  • BG75: Abyss Green
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E50: Egg Shell
  • E51: Milky White
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

WELCOME BACK! Look at me! Two days in a row! And that’s because – you guessed it! – I have another card from the Fall Digital Blitz from Power Poppy. Before I forget, Marcella is offering a special sale on all in-stock stamps, dies and digital sets: $5 off if you spend $15 or more. Coupon code shown here is expires October 14th so don’t delay!

Today I’m featuring the Boo Cat and Pumpkins Digital Stamp Set, which includes the image seen here as well as additional images and sentiments. The cat and pumpkin image is also available in the Feeling Fall Stamp Set if digis are not your thing.

Once again I kept the design simple. I printed the image and sentiment on Hammermill paper and then trimmed it with the largest die in the LF Zig Zag set. How’s that for clean and simple?

Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

And I’ve got something extra today. I’ve been thinking about adding video to my blog posts so here’s my first today. No audio instruction – I don’t have a suitable microphone – but you’ll be able to see the markers colors and some notes as I color.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and my first video! More to come! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy
Stamps: Boo Cat and Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, BG70, BG72, BG75, E04, E11, E50, E51, BV20 (pumpkins); BV20, E11 (cat); E04, E50, E51, E11 (ground)

Fall Digital Blitz Release from Power Poppy

Phebe (2001 – 2019)

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! It’s been a long and eventful week. It started with a long awaited visit from my nephew and his wife who live in upstate New York. We took them to many of our favorite neighborhood hangouts. Chris even had his first ride on the water taxi to go across the harbor for breakfast.

In the midst of their visit, my beloved cat Phebe passed away unexpectedly after suffering a stroke. My ninth wedding anniversary was also this week, but in the aftermath of losing Phebe, we didn’t feel much like celebrating so it ended up being a quiet day. Things are starting to get back to normal — or at least our new normal — so it was time to get back to crafting.

I’m back today with a card featuring Dazzling Display, one of the new digital releases from Power Poppy. I kept the design fairly simple using a die and a paper pack in my stash. I paired the image with the sentiment from the Fall Haul Digital Stamp Set, also by Power Poppy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Dazzling Display by Power Poppy

Actually, Marcella must have been on overdrive because there are ten new and remixed digital releases, all now available in the Power Poppy shop. Take a look at the new Fall Digital Blitz Release. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog on Saturday, Oct 5th — World Cardmaking Day — when Marcella will share some surprises and prizes!

And stay tuned – I’ll be updating my schedule with new classes at Photo Scraps and The Queen’s Ink for the fall and winter months.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#; Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6×6 paper pack [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Dazzling Display Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; Fall Haul Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Sentiment Label Strip [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Over the Rainbow Enamel Dot Stickers by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: G40, G43, G46, Y32 (leaves); R24, R59, Y32 (berries); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, G40 (flowers)

MFT Superstar Challenge – Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card that I created for entry into the My Favorite Things 2019 Card Design Superstar in the Clean & Simple Genius category. I decided to use the Recipe for Happiness stamp set by My Favorite Things. I love the chef in this stamp set and decided that it was time to feature him on a card!

I started by selecting one of the multi-colored striped papers from the Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack from My Favorite Things so that I would have a working color scheme. I added a two toned patterned paper from the Sweet Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things and a solid card stock from Bazzill. I trimmed the paper into blocks to form an simple mosaic measuring roughly 4 in. x 3.5 in. After laying out the background patterned, I decided that it needed one more element, so I cut a small polka dot banner flag from a sheet in the Party Patterns pack.

I colored the image using Copic markers (listed below). I used warm grays for the chef’s coat and hat, but added E30 to brighten the color and adjust it to coordinate with the skin tones. I pulled other colors from the patterned card stock for the pants, scarf and bowl to tie all the colors together. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set on the bottom of the card using Versafine ink.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110; Hammermill Color Copy 100#; Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Sweet Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Bazzill Cardstock in Vibrant Blue
Stamp: Recipe for Happiness by My Favorite Things
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Copics: E50, E51, E11, E04 (skin); W1, W3, W5, E30 (hat and coat); B91, B93, B95 (pants); RV55, RV63, RV66 (scarf)

Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

WELCOME BACK! I’m here today with a card destined for my sister-in-law whose birthday is this weekend. My card features the Oh My Whiskers and Purrrfect Sentiments stamp sets, both from Honey Bee Stamps.

To be honest, I was not feeling very crafty when I set out to make this. I spent a couple of hours on Pinterest hoping to get some inspiration, but as usual, I got overwhelmed and ending up pinning crock pot recipes. So if you’re looking for a good recipe for slow cooker Mongolian Beef, I found one!

At any rate, I finally looked through my stash of stamps and found that I couldn’t resist the kittens in the Oh My Whiskers set. Using a Misti, I stamped in the images using the new Amalgam Ink in Obsidian from Gina K. Designs. The stamped images are dark and crisp, making this ink one of my favorites for stamping. After coloring the images, I stamped the sentiment from Purrrfect Sentiments with Versafine and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

For the inside, I stamped another image from the Oh My Whiskers set using Ranger Archival Ink in Shadow Gray, stamping another sentiment from Purrrfect Sentiments on top with Versafine followed by clear embossing powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

I’m entering this in the Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #36 – Anything Goes.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps; Purrrfect Sentiments by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgan Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: R24, R35, R46 (boots); W0, W01, W03 (cat combo 1); C0, C1, C3 (cat combo 3); Y15, 19, R24 (flowers); G43, G46 (leaves); B63, Y19, R24 (butterfly); YG21, G40, G43, G46 (grass)