Saturday, April 17, 2021

15 Minute Thank You Card


We wanted to thank a neighbor for trapping 3 stray kitties for spay/neuter program. Someone had dropped off a female and, of course, it became pregnant in no time. She had 3 cats and they are now all "fixed," and cared for by our neighbor. It happened so fast, in our parking area, and I wanted to make a quick cat thank you card. Whew! It took less than 15 minutes but close enough. The inside is stamped and colored, too, but they were already here so I couldn't grab a picture of it. We am grateful to have a neighbor who has kindness and concern to control the cat population, as well as trying to socialize them. I hope it works out. Now to try and catch Mama cat before this happens again. She already knows what a trap is though.

Stamp: SU Pretty Kitty
Ink: Memento and Versafine
Crayola Crayons
Accent Cardstock
Enamel dots

I'm going to share with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Kathy encourages the coloring world to just jump right in. It is highly inspirational. 

It's CAS, square & fast!
Thank you for taking a look!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Baby In A Basket & What's Up With Google Blogger?

Aloha, friends!

You know what happy means? A new baby! Babies touch me right here, in the smack dab middle of my soul. I just love babies. They are so sweet, chubby, cuddly, and beg for little sweet kisses. That new baby smell is better than flowers, puppies and new cars put together. Ok, I get carried away.

Our friends have a new grandbaby, a baby boy to join his older brother. They live locally and on a coffee farm. Doesn't that sound like fun? Hard work, but fun. They have 3 generations living, working and loving together. It's a simple card, no interactive parts, but it was way easier to make. Some days easier is better πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ I would like to share this in Kathy's 30 Day (really 10 day) Coloring Challenge! You can read about it HERE.

And what IS up with Blogger? I see they will no longer allow anyone who signs up for email notifications to receive new posts from this platform. The "fix" seems too advanced for this old mare. I have a WordPress blog but oooh, the hassle of trying to export and import, bleh. Me no likey technical changes and challenges. Google Blogger is creating such a headache. Please share your ideas with me. Not sure what to do about this one.

Stamp Set: SU Bundled Baby
Inks: Memento Gray Flannel
Colored with Crayola color pencils
Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Oval dies
Cardstock: Accent White, SU color
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug
Enamel stars
Foam tape

Thank you for visiting!!!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Copic Markers and Wildflowers


I took a Copic coloring class from Sandy Allnock, link here: Mini Copic Wildflowers Class 1. It's an inexpensive class that builds confidence using alcohol markers without needing to sketch first. Just start coloring on white cardstock. I was terrified but after tossing a couple tries, it started to get easier. I say jump in and do it - you won't be disappointed. She has since added Copic Wildflowers 2 but I have not taken that class yet.


Copic markers

Various embossing folders by Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug, Sizzix & Darice

Gems and crystals, Glossy Accents

Cardstock: I tried some new to me cardstock that Jennifer McGuire spoke about in her favorite things 2020. It's from Amazon, called Accent Opaque Digital, 16 pt "Smooth" 120# white, 8-1/2 X 11 inches, 150 sheets. It truly is smooth, super thick and sturdy, feels almost like chipboard and takes alcohol markers and color pencils well so far. I accidentally dropped a bit of water onto it and it swelled right up, so not good for watercolor, even a little. For the price, I am very impressed with this cardstock either for card bases (the sturdiest I have ever used), bright white, I used the metal cut plate more when die cutting but the die cuts look GREAT using this cardstock.

Copic Wildflowers 1

  • Color, then die cut

  • Swirly Sweet Peas

  • Wax Flowers Bunch

  • Paintbrush

  • Branch of Sweet Peas

  • Thistles

I hope you enjoyed seeing what you can freehand with Copic Markers!
Thank you for stopping by!