Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Flower Tilda Card Kit...

Oh my isn't this Tilda adorable?
Her name is Summer Flower Tilda.
She's the newest Copic Coloring Card Kit at Heather's Hobbie Haven.
The pretty paper is My Minds Eye - On The Sunny Side.
I love the little house piece.

I might have to do a quick video on this one..

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Color Combo's - Blues...

I thought we could try some different color combo's.
Maybe some you've never tried.
I'm adding mine to my swatch ring.
The cute image is by Krista Smith over at Saturated Canary.
She gave it away as a freebie for Breast Cancer Awareness a while back.
I didn't see it in her store, but you might find it on her blog. (?)
** I found it HERE
It came with the Breast Cancer symbol on the front of the shirt.
I erased it before I printed it out.
I didn't want to cover it up, but I liked the open area of the shirt for my practicing.

I did a quick coloring on each page.
I didn't spend any time fussing with it or blending a lot.
I just wanted to see what the colors looks like together.

My first combo is B01, B00 & B0000
Nice light color I can see me using again.

This combo is B97, B45 & B41
Way darker.
Not sure if I like it, but if I fiddled with it some more it could grow on me.

If your coloring along with me you can grab this cute Krista Smith image HERE.
Krista had it as a freebie for Breast Cancer Awareness.
I erased the logo before printing so I wouldn't have to worry about coloring over it.

I have some more to color and some more colored up so stay tuned for more Color Combo's.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Little Miss Album...

I just had to order the new Bo Bunny Little Miss Collection so I could make an album for Natalie.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Birthday Girl...

This poor little Crafter's Companion Birthday Girl stamp has been patiently waiting her turn.
I found her on my desk when I cleaned it off.
So of course I had to color her up  and make her into a kit.
The image comes with 3 sentiments and an accessory image.
The stamp is unmounted, but I have put a piece of EZ Mount in the kit so you can get started right away.

There is a whole line of these cute elephant images.
I think I may have at least one more in the color box.

Do you like elephants?
Would you like me to get more to make kits out of?
Let me know.

The pretty paper is Basic Grey Kissing Booth.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Color Combo's 10 + 2...

How about another 10 + 2 Color Combo.

This week I used Yellow Red

I picked my lightest color first
Lightest Color: YR00
then for my medium color I added 10 + 2 so
YR00 +10 = YR10 + 2 = YR12
Medium Color: YR12
then for my darkest color I added 10 + 2 so
YR12 + 10 = YR22 + 2 = YR24
Darkest Color: YR24

I know there is no YR10 or YR22 but since there was YR12 & YR24
I used the combo's anyways.
I'm sure someday Copic will add these colors.

The image used is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil.
She can be found HERE.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Just For Fun - Talk to the Bear

I'm back with another Just for Fun card.
The cute image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.
It's called Talk to the Bear.
It totally cracks me up!

I think this is my new favorite ShinHan Marker skin tone.
She kind of has a tan.
I'm going to have to start a swatch book.

Skin: BR107, YR133, YR132
Cheek: R139
Hair/Pants: BR102, BR104, BR109
Shirt/Shoes: GY175, GY174
Bear: CG0.5, PB77, P145, 0 Colorless Blender
Inside Ear: CG7
Bow: Y35
Shadow: CG0.5

Monday, June 18, 2012

Meadow Daisy Card Kit...

Did you pick up the Honeybee Tilda card kit currently in the store?
How about the accessory stamp Meadow Daisy?
I thought I would show you how cute they look together.
You could also have her sitting on the flower.
I love the cute accessory images.

The paper is Basic Grey Picadilly.
The border bunch is a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch - Embroidery
and the flowers are My Favorite Things Die-Namic - Upsy Daisy Flower Builder.

Skin: E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20, R30, E000
Hair: E57, E55, E53, E50
Outfit/Antenna Pom Poms: R85, R83, R81
Alternate Small Stripe: N9, N7
Wings: B0000, 0 Colorless Blender

Flower Petals: YR27, Y38, Y35, Y32
Flower Center: E57, E55, E53
Leaves: G94, G82, G12
Tree Trunk: E57, E55, E53
Tree Leaves/Grass: G94, G82, G12, G40
House Roof: E57, E55, E53
House: E50
Windows: B0000

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Snoozin' & Little Jack & Bobbin Gone Fishin' Card Kits...

Are you ready for the August Coloring Card Kits?
This months kits feature Whimsy Stamps images by Elizabeth Bell.
I thought it was the perfect time to have a couple of boy cards.
Plus they are both super cute!

First up we have the Water Coloring Card Kit: Snoozin'
The whole image was a lot of fun to color, but
I loved working on that tree.
The paper is My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline.
I even managed to use the New Distress Markers.
Grab a kit and join me for the online tutorial.

Next we have the Copic Coloring Card Kit: Little Jack & Bobbin Gone Fishin'.
Aren't they cute?
I love the little puppy Bobbin.
The paper is Echo Park This & That - Charming

This month we'll be adding texture to Little Jacks pants.
So grab a kit and join me for the online tutorial.

I've decide to make the monthly kits more special for those of you that purchase them.
I will be making the online tutorials private.
I will be emailing everyone who purchases a kit a private link to watch the video(s).
I will still be doing other video's as time allows for other things.
I just think the monthly kit purchasers should get that little something extra.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Color Combo's 10 + 2...

Have you ever tried picking your colors with the 10 + 2 rule?
Me either, but thought I would give it a try.

I have colored the sign with the 10 + 2 rule.

I picked my lightest color first
Lightest Color: B00
then for my medium color I added 10 + 2 so
B00 +10 = B10 + 2 + B12
Medium Color: B12
then for my darkest color I added 10 + 2 so
B12 + 10 = B22 + 2 = B24
Darkest Color: B24

This is my first attempted, but I'll be trying others and sharing them with you.
Start a color swatch book that  I can look back at.
Ok maybe not a book, but a bunch of colored images on a ring. 

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Girl with Sign can be found HERE.

In case you would like to start a swatch book too.
Any image with a big open space would work.
Maybe a girl with an open dress or a tee shirt.

Sign: B00, B12, B24
Skin: E21, E00
Cheeks: R20, R30, E000
Hair: E35, E33, E31, E30
Dress: R00, R81
Shoes: N9, N7, N5
Socks: N0
Ground: W00, W1, W3
Shadow: C0

See you tomorrow with the New August Monthly Card Coloring Kits!
If you haven't picked up your July Monthly Kits head over today and order yours.
Then you can color along with the video.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Edwin With Airplane Card Kit...

I guess I must be in a boy mood.
Cause I was digging through the color box and came across this cute Edwin With Airplane.
Doesn't he go great on the Echo Park This & That Charming Paper.
I love the background piece with all the different images on it Vintage Boy.
I even broke out the eyelets. I can't remember the last time I used eyelets. Can you?

Doesn't he look adorable?
While they last.

Have you picked up your July Monthly Card Kits?
If not you'll want to do that before Saturday.
Don't forget you can always ask for different paper.
Water color paper for the Copic kit or Copic paper for the water color kit.

I've already started on the August Monthly Kits.
I have the images picked.
The water color image colored.
It turned out GREAT!
Now to whip it up into a great card and start on the Copic image.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gone Fishin' Tutorial

For those of you that bought the Copic Coloring Gone Fishin' Kit I whipped up a quick tutorial on how I colored the bear and his clothes. Thanks Mary for asking and being patient. I finally fit it into my schedule.

Thanks for watching! Have a fabulous day.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Just For Fun - Lilli Claire's Bouquet

This weeks Just For Fun image is from Tiddly Inks.
Isn't she adorable?
There are so many great digi's out there.
I have a bunch I still need to color.
I pulled all the paper out of my scrap bucket. 

I think I'm getting better with my ShinHan Markers.
It easier to sit down and color and just pick colors out.
I had to figure the color system out first.
Bigger numbers seem to be darker in a row 
LIKE for her hair: 
BR92 Darkest Tone
BR96 Middle Tone
BR97 Lightest Tone

Skin: YR133, YR132
Cheeks: R139
Hair/Shoes: BR92, BR96, BR97
Dress/Socks/Hair Bows: Y37, Y38
Leaves: G43, GY47
Flowers: R2, R13
Paper: BR104, BR109
Shadow: BG178, 0 Colorless Blender
Ground: WG0.5, WG1

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Clear Stamp Issues...

                     I can't be the only one who forgets:

Ok so I was stamping with some clear stamps the other day and ran into an issue.
I stamped it out and good golly it didn't stamp right at all.
It kind of looked like the stamp pad maybe low on ink.
So I re-inked the stamp pad, let it set for a while and tried again.
Nope that didn't fix it.
What to do?
Is it defective? 
Why isn't it stamping right?

Well after throwing a fit, stamping it a bunch of times and considering sending it back.

I remembered that clear stamps have a residue on them that needs cleaned off.
Silly me.
You can use a pink eraser on the entire stamp, then clean it like you normally would
(make sure and stamp it again on scratch paper to try it out)
my cheating way.
I ink it up with Stazon Ink, stamp it out until it stamps perfect (4-5 times).
Then clean it with Stazon Cleaner.
I don't know what the Stazon does, maybe dirty it up.
But it always works after my cleaning procedure.

Good luck with your clear stamps.
I thought I would share since I have quite a few in the color box.
Make sure and always try the stamps out on scratch paper before stamping on your image piece.
Especially clear stamps.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bike Kid Card Kit...

I don't usually do guy images, I have to really love it.
 But when I seen this cute guy I knew he would be so fun to color.
Boy was I right.
I picked the Bo Bunny On The Go paper with the fun bright guy theme.
I love that piece with the trucks.

Check him out!
Isn't he cute?

See you tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Butterfly Lucy Card Kit...

I really love how this cute Water Coloring Card Kit: Butterfly Lucy turned out.
The card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Another surprise there is no pattern paper.
I've used a bunch of cutter dies - Picket Fence, Leafy Branch, Flower Border & Grass Border.
The stems on the flower border are really small so you have to be careful.
The clouds are made with the cloud template that can be download on the side bar.

I used one of the new Distress Colors - Festive Berries on her dress.
If you want one of these kits don't wait too long there are only a couple left already.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope your all having a fabulous week.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Before I forget.. The winners of the 6 x 6 paper piles are...
I let Random Org pick the numbers.



If you two could email me at

I'll drop your prize in the mail.

I didn't even make a dent in the scrap bin so check back.
I'll be having another give away later in the week.

Have a wonderful Sunday!