Sunday, December 30, 2012

Stampin Mindy candy

So sorry I have been MIA lately.  Been pretty busy with holidays, teaching, etc.  I promise to get some colorings up soon, but in the mean time, check out Stampin Mindy's major blog candy here

Big Copic Hugs!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tracy's Stamping Corner Facebook "Fan" Candy Giveaway!

Tracey's Stamping Corner is having a Facebook "Fan" page candy giveway!! 
Here is her post:
Help me get to 400 likes by "Liking" my facebook page and you can win some candy. There are additional ways to win as well!  If you do one of the following you can also get and "extra" entry:
1. Share it on your facebook page
2. Share it on your blog page by either linking it on yoru sidebar or in a blog post.
3. New follower to my blog -
If you do either one of these things - Please leave me a comment on my FACEBOOK PAGE to let me know!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

November Copic Class Schedule Bonney Lake Ben Franklin

Good morning blog land!  I just wanted to give a quick update with when I will be teaching in the Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Store for November.  I try to offer the classes multiple times a month, but the closer it gets to the holidays the more activities there are going on in the store so I am not able to offer the classes as often. is November!

November Copic Classes
Copic Basics


Copic Background

Copic Hair

Copic Skin

Copic Shadow

Copic & Glitter Ritz Ornament


You can register for classes online HERE or in store.  I would love to see you there!

Have a great day everyone!

Big Copic Hugs!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sweet November Stamps Preview Day Three Angel Harmony

Good morning all!  I sure hope you all have enjoyed the past few days of the Sweet November October previews and that I have given you some inspiration too!  Today marks the last day of my guest appearance and before I introduce you to the newest image, I want to sincerely thank the creator of these wonderful images, Amy Young, for this wonderful opportunity she has given me!  I have had a blast working along side of her and her Sweet November Gals, Marion and Nancy!

Now, on to the good stuff!  I introduce you to.....Harmony!  Amy has really created a wonderful theme with these angels of peace, love, joy and happiness! Perfect for this holiday season!  I did something  little different with Harmony in that I paper pieced her dress, which I have never done before.  I used a embossing pen and outlined the swirls and then heat embossed with UTEE ( for those that don't know UTEE is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).  I just wanted to try something a little different than just coloring everything all the time, so I would love any feedback on this! You can't really see it in the picture but I added Spica pen to both the horn and wings.
Copic marker coloring; handmade cards; coloring hair with copics; copic techniques;

Please make sure you check out the other Sweet November Gal's blogs. I'm sure that AmyNancy, and Marion have created something awesome to share with you today.  Remember there will be a chance to win to  the new release each day.  All you have to do is leave comments on the Sweet November Gals' blogs (winners will be announced on Amy's blog blog on Saturday, Oct. 6th).  All of the stamps will be available for purchase in the All That Scraps's Store on October 5th. 

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my card today!  Please feel free to continue to follow my blog even after I am no longer a guest gal for Sweet November stamps.....hee hee!

Card recipe:
Neenah Solar White paper
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Patterned paper: stash (I don't know where I got it)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities
EK Success & Martha Stewart Border punches
Colorbox Pigment Ink: Frost White
Skin: E00, E000, E11, R30
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Horn: Y21, Y13, Y26, Y000, E50
Bow G21, G20
Wings: E40, E41
Small rhinestones: R24
Spica - gold & clear

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweet November Stamps Preview Day Two Angel Noelle

Good morning everyone and welcome to day two of the Sweet November stamps preview for October.  Today I would like to introduce you to a very sweet new angel called Noelle.  She is so precious!  Just sitting there holding her little lamb without a care in the world!  Wow!  I wish I could feel as peaceful as she looks!  My card for today is a little subdued for me.  I usually put a lot of flowers and other embellishments on my cards but this time I really wanted to keep the focus on sweet Noelle.

BTW.....I am still trying to learn how to do pleats so don't look to closely....haha!

Copic coloring; coloring hair with copics; Sweet November stamps; Christmas cards;

Please make sure you check out the other Sweet November Gal's blogs. AmyNancy, and Marion blew us away yesterday with Felicity so I am excited to see what they did with Noelle.  Remember here will be a chance to win to  the new release each day.  All you have to do is leave comments on the Sweet November Gals' blogs (winners will be announced on Amy's blog blog on Saturday, Oct. 6th).  All of the stamps will be available for purchase in the All That Scraps's Store on October 5th. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my card today!  

Card recipe:
Neenah Solar White paper
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Flowers: stash
Sheer ribbon & eyelash ribbon : stash
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Serenity Collection
Spellbinders: Nestabilities
EK Success Border punch
Stickles: Stardust
Skin: E00, E000, E11, R30
Hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Dress: BG18, BG13, BG11, BG10
Lamb: C3, C1, C00
Wings: E41, E40, 0 (Stardust Stickles)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sweet November Stamp Preview Day One Felicity

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to this month's Sweet November Stamp's Preview!  As a Sweet November Guest Gal, I am honored and excited to share with you the first preview for this month, an adorable image named Felicity.  When I got this stamp from the designer, Amy Young, I could not wait to color her up.  So many options were running through my head!  I ended up with a Christmas colored theme and lots and lots of glitter.  She is just so sweet!  I have posted quite a few pictures here as I was trying to capture all the glitter, so bear with me.  Some of them did not turn out as clear as I would have preferred but I hope you can see how she sparkles!

Copic coloring; Sweet November stamps; digital stamps; handmade cards; christmas cards;

Please make sure you check out the other Sweet November Gal's blogs. AmyNancy, and Marion are sure to have created something amazing with Felicity to share with you as well.  There will be a chance to win to  the new release each day.  All you have to do is leave comments on the Sweet November Gals' blogs (winners will be announced on Amy's blog blog on Saturday, Oct. 6th).  All of the stamps will be available for purchase in the All That Scraps's Store on October 5th. 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
MarkerPop Coloring Challenge #8 Oldies, But Goodies (oldest markers were E00, E000, E11)

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my card today!  I hope you like her as much as I do!  

Card recipe:
Neenah Solar White paper
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Flowers & Pin: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Lace: Michaels
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas
Spellbinders: Nestabilities & Borderabilities
Feather: my stash
Stickles: Stardust
Skin: E00, E000, E11, R00, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E57, E49
Flowers: YR23, YR31, YR30, Y21
Green: G28, G24, G21, G20
Dress: E19, E18, E08, E09, Atyou Spica Garnet

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sweet November Stamps Guest Gal Snowflake Fairy Neva

Hello my fellow crafters and Copic lovers!  What a wonderful weekend we had!  Just a little bit of rain but then the sun came out and it tuned out beautiful!

Today I am so excited to share with you a card I completed for a spotlight that is being done on me through Amy Young, creator of Sweet November Stamps.  You can check it out at here.  Every summer my family goes to Lake Chelan for vacation.  I met Amy a couple years ago and I have been so fortunate to have colored with her a couple of times.  This past summer she asked me if I would be a guest designer (a Sweet November Gal)  for her stamps for October.  I was so elated....of course I said yes!  It has been a long wait since then but we are finally here, so without further adieu.....

This image is called Snowflake Fairy Neva.   I just love all of the Sweet November stamps, but this one especially caught my eye as I love the peacefulness of snow and the beauty of this girl combined with the snowflake just melts my heart.

Sweet November stamp; digital stamp; copic coloring; winter cards

Sweet November stamps; digital stamps; copic coloring; winter cards

Tomorrow I will be joining May and her other design team members and they count down with October's Sweet November release previews! Please check back each day for a new preview.  There will be chances to will all the new goodies too!

Thank you so much for taking a peek today at my card.  I hope you like it.  

Card Recipe:
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 (cheeks look more pink in the pictures than IRL)
Hair: E50, E53, E35
Clothes: BG13, BG15, BG09, BG49, BG000, 100
Background: BG10, BG11, G00, G000, G0000, C0, C00, 0
Paper: My Minds Eye Merry Little Christmas
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Die cut: Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish
Candi from Craftworkcards - Icing Sugar
Sentiment: Created in MS Word
Doily: from my stash
Glue Gloss: to add ultrafine glitter to the snowflake as well as flock to her cuffs

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October Copic Class Schedule for Bonney Lake & Monroe Ben Franklin Stores

Good Morning all!  Hope everyone is having a great week!  I know I am a little later than normal putting out my monthly schedule for Copic Classes but I have been a little busy with some commissioned work for my in-laws.  However, I am here now and ready to go!  So, the following are the dates and times I will be teaching in the Bonney Lake & Monroe, WA. Ben Franklin Stores:

October Copic Classes
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Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake


Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake

I do offer these classes at varying times each month so if you cannot make a specific class this month, you can always check the calendar for next month.  To register for classes you can go into the Ben Franklin Store in either Bonney Lake or Monroe (where you want to take the class) or online HERE.

Besides my classes there are many other activities and events happening all the time at the store, so please check out the events calendar for Bonney Lake HERE and Monroe HERE.

If you have questions about any of the classes, please feel free to e-mail me at

Have a great day everyone!

Big Copic Hugs!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Garden Easel Card Cornish Heritage Farms

Hello fellow bloggers and followers!  Today I have a card I created on commission for my sister in law.  She asked me to do something "gardening" so this is what I came up with.  I found a great digital image at Cornish Heritage Farms called Garden Chair which I used as my focal point.  I created a Telescoping Image by printing the image twice and coloring both images.  There are lots of tutorials out there for this but maybe some day I will create my own.  In the end I created an easel card (sorry, some of the pictures are a little crooked).

Copic markers; copic coloring, handmade cards, spellbinders; wild orchid crafts; cornish heritage farms cards; copic colored cards
Side view of the easel card.

Close up of the Wild Orchid Craft flower embellishments and my handmade hat pin.

Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Paper: Authentique - Lively Collection
Spellbinders - Ovals & Fancy Tags
Borders - Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch
Butterfly - Magnolia Swirly Butterfly Doohickey Die
Candi - Craftworks - colored with Copics
Ribbon - from my stash

Image was colored with Copic markers: 
Flower pots: E29, E97, E99, E08
Basket: E33, E35, E31, E53, E50
Greens: YG99, YG63, YG63, YG61
Cans: T9, T7, T5, T3, T1
Chair: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
Spade: E27, E23
Oranges: E79, E15, YR07, YR04, YR000
Purples: BV08, BV04, V01, W9
Yellows: E31, Y17, Y15, Y0000
Reds: R89, R27, R00

Hope you enjoyed my post for today!  Have a wonderful afternoon!

Big Copic Hugs!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

1st Place in Western Washington Fair (Puyallup Fair)

Hello my fellow bloggers!  I have some great news to share today!  A few weeks ago I entered a card I created and colored with my Copics into the Western Washington Fair aka the Puyallup Fair and guess what?  I WON!  I got 1st place in the card category!  Yippee!  I have posted the card previously but have a picutre below of the card on display at the fair with the pretty blue ribbon (haha!).  The picture quality is not the best because it is in a glass display case and there was a lot of glare.  Anyway....just wanted to share my good news! 
Mo Manning; Copic Markers; Handmade Card; Spellbinders Card; Wild Orchid Crafts

Big Copic Hugs!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Bee Day Tiddly Inks Card

Hello my followers and Copic lovers!  Today I am posting a card that was made on special request by my sister in law.  It is a darling Tiddly Inks image called Happy Bee Day!  I just fell in love with this image when I first saw it and couldn't wait to ink it up!  When my SIL saw the image she just had to have a card for a special someone in her life!  So enough about that....onto the card. 

Tiddly Inks Digital Stamp; Happy Bee Day; Copic Coloring; Copic Shading; Copic Cards

My image was colored up with Copics of course which are listed below:

Outfit - YR24, YR21, YR20, E79, E77, E74, E71
Hair - YR23, Y21, E33, E21
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R21 (cheeks)
Flowers - R27, R00, YG67, YG63
Basket - E99, E97, E95, E49
Wings - W0, W00
Grass - YG17, YG67, YG63, YG91, YG93
Butterfly - YR16, Y15, Y11, Y00, W5 (for body)

The papers were from My Minds Eye Lost & Found Sunshine Collection.  I used a MS floral vine punch, Spellbinders fancy tags (on the inside), various flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and my personal stash.  The tulle was a piece from my stash that I colored with a YR23 Copic marker and tied into a bow and placed a rolled rose on top and then put a half pearl in the center.  I also tucked  a small piece of Tim Holtz film strip ribbon into the flowers on the front next to the hat pin. 

Here is a peek at the inside....

Now here is where I am venturing out into something new......

I would like to enter this into the following challenges (something I have never done before):
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Roses and Ribbons
Creative Inspirations Challenge #178 - Bingo  - Ribbon, Flowers, Glitter
Totally Papercrafts #132  - A Sketch
Crafters Companion Challenge 28 - Gold

I hope you like the card and my post was not too long.  If you read this far....thank you!!!!!!!

Big Copic Hugs!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tiddly Inks You and Me

Hi all

One of the students in my Copic classes asked if I would post this image on my blog so I am complying with that request even before I have it on a card.  It is an image from Tiddly Inks called You and Me. 

Tiddly Inks, Copic Coloring, You and Me, Copics and Prismacolors, Copic pleats
The image was colored with the following Copic colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E49, E47, E44, E41, 100 (girl) E50, E51, E53, E57 (boy)
Dress & Boy's Shirt: R21, R000, R0000 + Prismacolor Pale Vermillion and Peach Pencils
Suit: T1, T3, T5, T7, T9

I hope you enjoyed you day and my post. 

Big Copic hugs!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

September Ben Franklin Bonney Lake and Monroe Copic Class Schedule

Hello all!  Hope you all had a great weekend! 

Below is a list of my classes for September for the Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Store. 

September 5 1-3pm Coloring with Marcy (this is an open workshop where you can come and work on your individual Copic coloring projects and have me available there for assistance with your current projects)
September 7 2-4 Copic Cards 101 - basic Copic beginner class)
September 10 2-4 Hair - Copic Marker Series
September 12 1-3 Skin - Copic Marker Series
September 18 1-3 Backgrounds - Copic Marker Series
September 20 5:30-7:30 Shadow & Light Source - Copic Marker Series
September 24 5:30-7:30 Copic Cards 101 (Halloween) - basic Copic beginner class
September 29 2:30-4:40 Cupcake Giftcard Holder (non-copic class)

Next is a list of my classes for the Monroe Ben Franklin Store.  Since I will be just starting the classes in September I will only be offering 2 classes that month. 

September 21 1-3pm Copic Cards 101 - basic Copic beginner class
September 25 12-2pm Copic Cards 101 - basic Copic beginner class

Please see earlier posts for images for the classes from previous months. 

If you cannot make one of these classes I do offer them every month and try to do some day, evening and weekend classes.  It can be difficult at times to get varied times because there are so many different classes going on, so sometimes I can make other arrangements for you to do a one on one class with me if you have previously taken one of my other classes.  If this is something you are interested in because you cannot make one of my classes fit into your schedule, please e-mail me at and let's see what we can work out. 

You can register online for the classes here or in store. 

Have a great evening!
Big Copic Hugs!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shout Out to Amy

I just wanted to send a Shout Out to Amy from for spending time with me today in Chelan helping me understand more about coloring pleats with Copics.  She is a great lady and is an awesome artist, so make sure you check out some of her stuff on her blog.  She also designs Sweet November Stamps so check them out too.

Big Copic Hugs!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Halloween Card Added to September Classes at Bonney Lake

Hello all!  Just wanted to let you know that I will soon be issuing my September class schedule for September for the Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Store.  I will be adding a new card this month so you can start on those Halloween cards.  I know.....Halloween already?'s closer than you think!  Here is a sneak peak of the card we will be making. 

Copic, Halloween, Cards, Copic Classes, Rubber stamp coloring 
The image I used is from Northwoods Rubber Stmps from Ben Franklin Crafts.  
Copics used were:  E08,YR14,YR16,Y17 (pumpkins) YG63,YG61,Y13 (leaves) E31,E33 (ground) BG0000 (sky).  I added Stickles stardust to the bird, although it doesn't look that great in the picture.  I also colored the pleated organza ribbon with my Copic YR14 marker so it would match my image.  Hope you all have a great evening! 

Big Copic Hugs!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Copic Classes Expanding to Monroe Ben Franklin

It is now official!  Starting in September I will be teaching Copic Classes at the Monroe Ben Franklin Store!  I know it is quite a drive, but I am really excited to be able to share my love of this craft with even more people!  Spread the word.....I would love to see the classrooms filled! I will be starting with 2 Copic Cards 101 Classes in September.  Why wait so long to start you ask?  We need to ensure we have enough time to market the classes and get the word out to all of the customers that may be interested in taking the classes.  I just finished the sample card I will be teaching for the Monroe Store.  It is a beautiful rubber stamp by Inkadinkado called Ribbon and Rose.   I used the following Copic colors:  R89, R39, R29, R27; YG61,YG63,YG67 and added Stickles stardust to the whited flowers.     I will be sending the sample off to the store but wanted to get it on my blog so you all could get a look.  The classes in September are scheduled for:  September 21 1-3pm and September 25 12-2pm.  The cost of the class is $30 plus supplies.  I would love to see you there.  You can register for the class in store or online here

Big Copic Hugs!

Angelina's Balloons

Hello my fellow Copic lovers!  What a gorgeous day!  I totally forgot to upload this card last week so I figured I'd get it on here now while I am thinking about it.  This is a digital image from Mo Manning called Angelina's Balloons.  She was colored with Copics as usual and embellished with lots of goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I will have to come back and update with the Copic colors I used as I don't have those in front of me right now.  She was such fun to color! 
Copic; Mo Manning digital stamp; Digital Images; Stamps; handmade cards

Here is a peek at the inside of the card. 

Hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Big Copic Hugs!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tool Time Reminder - 20% Off Copic Markers

Please remember that I will be hosting Tool Time this Saturday at Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake!  I will be demonstrating Copic Markers and what a great tool they are to use in paper crafting.  The demonstration will take place from 10-11am and if you take part, you will receive a 20% off coupon  for Copic Markers that you will be able to use from 10am-12pm that day only.  Ben Franklin is located at:
21121 Hwy 410
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Please come out and see me!  I would love to see you all there!

Big Copic Hugs!

August Class Schedule at Ben Franklin Bonney Lake

Hello my friends!  What a beautiful day it has turned out to be!  The sun is out and that makes me very happy!  The following is my teaching schedule for the month of August at Ben Franklin Crafts in Bonney Lake:

August 7 - 2-4pm - Bringing Images to Life - Coloring Hair
August 16 - 1-3pm - Bringing Images to Life - Skin Tones
August 18 - 2-4pm - Copic Summer Tile/Coaster
August 21 - 1-3pm - Copic Cards 101
August 23 - 1-3pm - Bringing Images to Life - Backgrounds, Clouds, Auras
August 24 - 1-3pm  - Cupcake Giftcard Holder (non-Copic class)
August 28 - 1-3pm - Bringing Images to Life - Shadows and Light Source
August 30 - 5:30-7:30pm - Copic Cards 101

You can register for classes in store or online here.   Below are pictures representing some of the techniques you will learn in my classes (images are not necessarily the ones that will be used in class).  Please join me!  It really is a lot of fun!

Big Copic Hugs!