Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Not a card but so cuuuute!

I started making these cute little flowers then I had to find something to put them on. How cute are these hair clips?! You might find this nurse wearing one later today..... :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Here's another fun card. I love the colors and the sentiment.

Ice cream!

Here's a little cheer up card I did for a sweet friend of mine. I stamped the background hearts on white cardstock.

Many Thanks

Hi Bloggies!
Here's my latest card. Seems like I've been making a lot of cards lately for various life events. My stash is very low. This card is way out of my comfort colors but I love the vibrancy. What do you think?

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Hi All,
I hope everyone is thaving a great week and TGIF! I finished my fun little card (finally) today and I love it. I made the buttons out of chip board and DP. I hope you like it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Monday

I'm wondering, is it wrong to post from work? I'm having a rare cup of coffee between delivering babies so I figured I would jot a short post.

I had a very stressful Friday with work so I hibernated most of the weekend. I was a total slacker....I didn't even go to the gym. I did work on a few images for some cards that are being planned in my head. I got a little carried away after coloring a super cute owl with my Copics. I decided to make her glasses look more real by having lenses. Why? I'm not sure. It seemed necessary at the time. I stamped her glasses on a transparency sheet and cut them out. Then I stamped her glasses on card stock, colored them and cut them out. I glued the clear lenses onto my colored owl and then glued her new frames on-top of that creating a sandwich. She's pretty stinking cute. Stay tuned I will post a pic later this evening.

I hope you are all having a great day. It's gloomy here in Louisiana but its a great day regardless.
Peace, Love and Paper y'all

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Coloring with pencils and gamasol

Here's a quick little tutorial on the colored pencil plus gamasol technique for coloring stamped images.

I always start by stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo Black. I do not heat set or emboss or anything special....I'm basically lazy ;)
I picked out the paper I would like to use and kept it close so I could match my colors. Don't be tempted to skip this part, trust me.
I selected 3 colors of green and colored the stem and leaves. Keep in mind where your light source is coming from and shade based on that. I used the lightest color as a base and a medium to show areas of darkness and the darkest shade on tips of the leaves and base of the leaves.
I used the same color selection process for the tulip.
Once everything was colored I used a stump dipped in gamasol (odorless mineral spirits, I use Mona Lisa brand) to blend and soften all my colors. I use one stump for each color family for ex one for greens and one for yellows.
I don't seal my image (brings us back to the lazy factor) but I've read some people do.
Anyway, it's fun you should totally try it! I know you have some Crayolas so go get them and fall in love all over again. LMAO that was super cheesy.