This Age Looks Good on You!

Last week, we celebrated my father’s 90th birthday. He doesn’t get around as well as he used to – I bought him one of those four-wheel walkers a few months ago – but he’s doing the best he can to remain independent for as long as possible.

Dad always loved fishing – surf fishing to be exact – and I have fond childhood memories of all the weird looking creatures that he’d reel into shore. So when I saw the Under the Sea stamp set by Dylusions, I knew that I’d found the sort of quirky sea life images that he’d appreciate. I wasn’t really sure what direction my coloring would go so I just started pulling out markers, primarily among the YGs, and kept adding colors and texture until I got something I liked. I paired it with a sentiment from Paper Smooches. Quick, simple and got me out the door in time to deliver his birthday cake!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Aqua Wave by American Crafts
Stamps: Under the Sea by Dylusions; Happy Birthday by Paper Smooches (front sentiment); Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches (inside sentiment)
Dies: Stitched Squares by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, BV20, BV23, B000, YG03, YG07, YG09, YG17, YG67

New Class! Beary Special Birthday

Tired of holiday cards? Need a new stash of birthday cards for the coming year?

Join me at Photo Scraps on Saturday, January 13th or Thursday, January 18th for a new Copic coloring class. In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring the Birdie Brown Beary Special Birthday stamp set from My Favorite Things.  The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers and all techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $26

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: 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 bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • Y32 – Cashmere
  • Y35 – Maize
  • Y38 – Honey
  • RV10 – Pale Pink
  • RV13 – Tender Pink
  • E40 – Brick White
  • E41 – Pearl White
  • E42 – Sand White
  • E43 – Dull Ivory
  • E44 – Clay
  • BG11 – Moon White
  • BG13 – Mint Green
  • BG15 – Aqua
  • Any dark gray for the nose (N9 used for models)
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape and scissors.

Rowhouse Greetings | Beary Special Birthday by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

Rowhouse Greetings | Beary Special Birthday by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

Rowhouse Greetings | Beary Special Birthday by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

October Demo Day at Photo Scraps featuring MFT Stamps and Avery Elle

I’m at Photo Scraps today from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM for their monthly Demo Day with three cards featuring stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and Avery Elle. Stop by and join in on the fun!

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Patina (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Cakes & Candles by Avery Elle
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Diagonal Stripes Elle-Ments by Avery Elle; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B000, B00, B01, B02, BG10, B04, V04, C0, C1, C3 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Smoke (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Handwritten Happiness by MFT Stamps
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Horizontal Stripes Elle-Ments by Avery Elle; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Festival of Lights (stars & sequins) by 28 Lilac Lane; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67, Y02, Y15, Y19 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

CARD 3
Paper:
 Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Boardwalk Seaside (*) by Bo Bunny; Bazzill Basics in Admiral (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Sentiment Stampler by Paper Smooches; Cakes & Candles by Avery Elle
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, Y02, Y15, Y19 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

August Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Come see me today at Photo Scraps where I’ll be offering two cards featuring stamps from Penny Black and My Favorite Things. In both cases, I took my inspiration from the Penny Black blog, more or less CASEing two cards by Vicky Papaioannou and Francine Vuillème. I loved the designs of both cards, reproducing them here with minor modifications.

Rowhouse Greetings |Awaken by Penny Black

Card 1
Inspiration Card: Awaken to Sunshine by Vicky Papaioannou.
Paper
: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Deepest Sympathy by My Favorite Things
Copics: R30, R32, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG01, T6

Rowhouse Greetings | Awaken by Penny Black

Card 2
Inspiration Card: Simply Awaken by Francine Vuillème
Paper: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Snippets by Penny Black; Heartfelt Thanks by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Circles Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, E27, YG03, YG17, T6

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Especially Micey!

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a card using one of the adorable critters from Penny Black stamp set Especially Micey teamed with Creative Basics dies.

I stamped the image on a piece of Copic X-Press It Blending Card that I cut using the second largest die in the Basic Stitched Flag Die Set. I colored the image with Copic markers using the colors listed below. Afterwards I used the remaining die sets to cut shapes from various design papers which I layered on my card base using thin foam squares. I love how cleanly these dies cut the paper and the stitching adds texture and interest. Hope this project gives you some crafty inspiration!

See you over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Jessica from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn; Wild Flower Polka from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue.
Stamps: Especially Micey by Penny Black
DiesFancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*), Fancy Circles Die Set (*), Basic Stitched Flags (*) all by Creative Basics
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV00 (envelope); C0, C1, C3, C5 (mouse); RV00, RV04, Y15, Y19

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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