Wednesday, December 31, 2008


In California where I live it is about 1.5 hours away from being 2009, WOW, what a year it has been. I really look forward to what the new year will bring (if only I had a crystal ball just to see what's in store for me!!!) . I try not to make new years resolutions, cause I always feel like I cheat myself when I don't follow through!!! One thing for sure I will keep up with will be my CRAFTING (BIG SMILE).

I hope that all of you have a wonderful new beginning, middle and end during this year of 2009. Here's to you, your family and loved ones,


2008's going down!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008


I just love this little girl!

For this project the following supplies were used:

Sitting Tilda with curly hair stamped with Momento Ink

Stickles- Lime Green

Copic Markers

White Opaque Marker

All of which can be purchased at Cranberry Hill Mercantile, Sunnyvale Ca

I usually stamp several images at once on a 81/2 by 11 sheet so that I can play around with the image and get the desired look I am after.

Using RV32 - Shadow Pink I colored her cheeks first. My logic is that if I do this first I have a better chance of blending and making the cheek color more subtle, and this avoids having the ring around the cheek area which I found to happen when using the darker markers for skin tone.

Next I work in the E33 in circular strokes using the fine tip first. I at this time will not go over the cheek area, and I will leave some white areas in between the eye and cheeks so that when I go over it with the fat tip it will leave a shadow.

Using the same color, fat tip, I go over the whole face twice(or more as each layer of color dries) so that I now cover the white area, leaving no streaks and blending in the cheek area. I don't saturate to much, because I want to have the shadow in the face.

I used my Ott light when I took pictures, so in later pictures it may seem very light in the eye area, but it is the light that makes everything shine so bright...

Using E09 I tap in the color to her hair.
Using E29 I tap in the second color leaving the first color exposed. I use the tapping motion because it allows me the control to fill in the color where I want it placed.

Using YG95 and R39 (picture not shown) I colored her dress and tights.

I placed dots on her cheeks using a white Opaque Marker.

Also, highlighting her dress.

And lastly I used Stickles to give my girl some shine for the holiday... HOPE this was of some use to you all who were working on this stamp.
I will be going to the Copic Certification Class in Jan., so I will be able to share what I learn with the group
Ta Ta for now

Friday, December 12, 2008


I love stickles.


This is an extra special card to make up for me being tardy to my "swapee" (my new word), but I will be sending this card on, and when she recieves it, it will be closed like an envelope, and when it is opened Tilda will be there on the card. Once the card is lifted, another image of Tilda.
The reason for the title of my post is because my best girlfriend, who lives in Utah, ordered me to put something new on my blog because I have been MIA, so here you are Ms Sysbie (hugs). The truth of the matter is when I started this blog I was off work recovering from surgery, but now that I am all better the Navy (my full time job) said I had to go back and get to work (sad, sad, tear. tear). Little did I know I would be so, so busy. I have been in for 17 years and I really love it, but not as much as making cards ...LOL... Good news in January I will be going to a COPIC certifying class, how exciting is that? For me EXTRA EXCITING cause that means I will be Marker Smart....LOL...thanks for taking the time out to visit, and I promise I will not be such a stranger....Ta Ta for now....