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Monday, December 11, 2017

Stuck On You

I colored up this classic DoodleDragon Studios image today.  I love how it can be an everyday card or a fun Christmas card.  I added the stripes to the light pole with my markers for a more holiday look.  Adding Nuvo Crystal drops for the snow is a perfect added dimension to a mainly "white" card.  It was super quick and fun to do.  Dries quickly too!

Colored with Copics
C1 C3 C5
BV20 BV23
E81 E84 E87 E89
R24 R29
BG0000 BG10

Sunday, December 10, 2017

My Fantasy World

Combining Dustin's (DoodleDragons) stinkin' cute Fairy Llamacorn and a fun sentiment I came up with, I created this card. 

...are you laughing yet? 

I thought I would use more pastel-like colors for this one.  I love how it turned out and went nicely with the pattern papers I found in my stash.  Topped off with a few buttons and of course some bling, because what is a fairy Llamacorn without bling.  I might have to come back and spill some glitter on it later.  

Here is the sentiment I came up with.

This Fairy Llamacorn digital stamp is now available in the NEW Doodledragon store.  If you are looking for older Doodledragon you can find them in the Etsy store.

T1 T3 T5
BV20 BV23 BV25
RV32 RV34
G40 G43
Y11 Y06
B41 B32
BV000 BV11
E40 E41 E42 E43

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Is It Over Yet?

Are you feeling it?!  Are you over it?  Well Merry flipping' Christmas!  Ha ha...I just had to do it! This image by Bloobel Stamps, teamed up with some Tonic goodies it worked out perfectly to create this hilarious card.   As soon as I saw the image I had to have it!  This year we are keeping it very simple and it has been such a stress free time.  A little 4.5 ft fake tree decorated with a dozen or so special ornaments and nothing underneath...not even a tree skirt...yet...I'm sure a couple little goodies will show up after Santa crawls through the RV fan opening on the roof.   Putting away the whole Christmas thing will be simple too...YAY!  I love stress free...just like making this card...well almost.

Did you know Tonic Studios has Glimmer Paste, Stencils as well as the loved Nuvo drops?  For this card I used Beautiful Bokeh stencil with the Garnet red Glimmer Paste.  Using a craft knife I spread the Glimmer Paste over the stencil and then gently removed it.  The great thing about this Glimmer Paste is it dries quickly allowing you to continue working on your card... UH OH...dries quickly?    Better get the glimmer paste washed off the stencil and quit my fussy-farting around.  I won't do that again....stencil cleaned well after a little scrubbing though.  WHEW!  After I was done assembling the card I added a little Woodland Green Crystal Drops to the red Bokeh background and accented a few white spaces.  I think its perfect!.  The shimmer is amazing but of course photos don't pick it up will just have to trust me.

If you need some personal spoiling for Christmas how about treating yourself to a few days of coloring, knowledge and fun in Phoenix, Arizona?!

This is a little reminder that if you haven't registered for the last of the Copic classes and workshops that are being taught in Phoenix in January you should get signed up right away!!  The link is HERE. I will be teaching at these events as well as Debbie Olsen and Cindy Lawrence.  They are going to be FABULOUS!!

Ornament - G00 G02 G03 G05 G09 G19 G28
Shadows - BV20
Shirt - R24 R29 R59
Skin - E50 E51 E21 E23 R20 E93
C1 C3 C5 100
Pants - B91 B93 B97 B99

PS...Thanks to Rhea for the quote idea.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors!

Are Copic Classes Really Ending?  Well yes they are, but there is still time to get in on the last Copic certification classes and workshops hosted by Imagination International Inc that will be held in January in Phoenix.    There will be three of us instructors teaming up to teach these final classes.  If you ever have had a class with Debbie Olson and Cindy Lawrence  you will know that this is going to be amazing...and of course I will be one of the teachers too.  WOW... all of us in one place and in all the classes to give you personal assistance!  Get ready to have a fabulous time!!!

Once these last classes are over the certifications will no longer be available, so dont wait to sign up!!!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW

So what is next you ask?   Certification classes and workshops through Copic are ending but they have passed the blessing on to us 4 teachers to continue teaching in whatever capacity will best serve our Copic enthusiasts.  This means classes, retreats and customized Copic events will be opening up around the states,  possibly even in your area and taught by THE certification/Workshop instructors, Debbie, Cindy, Michelle and myself, Jennifer Dove.   

We all can't wait to bring these event to your area and can guarantee that there is lots of things going on in the background in thoughtful preparation to knock your socks off with Copic fun!You can follow their blogs to hear about upcoming classes in your area, as they now have the freedom to empower your creativity.
As most of you know I host one or two 4-day Copic "Boot Camp" events in Phoenix every year.  This intense (intensely fun) event will be held November 1-4, 2018 so save the dates.  Registration will open in January so be sure and keep an eye out on my blog or the Copic Boot Camp Event blog HERE.  Check out the other amazing instructors and subscribe/follow so you can be the first to know of the events that they will be hosting! Debbie OlsonCindy LawrenceMichelle Houghton 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stocking Stuffer

I took a moment to do some therapy coloring and play with an idea that has been rattling around in my brain.  OOOOOh you are going to love this!  First I colored up this adorable digital from Bloobel Stamps.  If you know me you know I love quirky.  I just thought this one was just the sweetest quirky stocking stuffer.

Okay check this out....I have done this a few times now but haven't mentioned it.  How many of you have stash or rhinestones, pearls, beads and misc doodads laying around ?  Check our how your can embellish your embellishments...add a little something to the already yummy Nuvo Crystal drops.  SAY WHAAAAAT?!!  I know!!  The possibilities are endless.  I placed a slightly larger amount of the Nuvo Crystal Drops then I normally use so that when I placed the gem, it encompassed the bottom making a bezel.  Cool Huh?!  With all the Nuvo color choices you can have so much fun with this concept.  I can't wait to see this idea take off!

BV20 BV23 BV25
R05 R24 R29 R59
BG32 BG45 BG57
E50 E51 E21 E13 E93