Monday, December 14, 2009

Merry Christmas (Hambo Style)

I needed a quick Christmas card and decided to use the Hambo Pig with the "snow pig-man" ...Is that a word? LOL I used some vintage looking snowman paper as the backdrop. The sentiment is also from Hambo Stamps. what fun!

Copic Colors Used:
Scarf/Hat: BG72, BG75
Piggie: R000, R00, R11
Boots: R35, R37, R39
Snow pig-man: C00

Friends or Anemones?

I just love this saying from Hambo Stamps. I have had it for a while, but haven't used it yet. I think I was saving it for a very special card, so this one is it! The lobster stamp is also from Hambo Stamps. The paper is some really cool sparkly paper I got from a scrapbooking store at the Outer Banks. They had lots of really cool beachy papers (imagine that) and I am slowly working all of them into cards!

Copic Colors Used:
Tall Seaweed: YG00, YG01, YG03
Lobster: R22, R24, R27
Orange Coral: YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
Yellow Coral: Y32, Y35, Y38
Blue Green Coral: BG72, BG75
Sand: E40, E41, E42
Starfish: E11
Clam: E51, E53
Background: BG0000
Shark: C0, C1, C2

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Copic Marker NEVER Touched This Card!

I know...can you believe it??? I didn't use a single Copic Marker on this card. I wanted to use this funny saying from Hambo Stamps, but couldn't find a good stamp image to go with it. I had to think a long time on this one. My Copics were calling my name...but I was strong and resisted! LOL

Instead I used my new Snowflake Shapeabilities from Spellbinders to create a multitide of snowflakes for the background and let the phrase be the focal point. I used some veleveteen white paper and some silver paper, but it doesn't show up too well in the photo. It is dimensional fun!!!

Now if we could just get some snow...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pumpkin Trio

I refuse to admit that Fall may be waning... To celebrate my stubborn streak, I made this card from two stamps from Hambo Stamps. The sentiment has a third line that says "Happy Autumn." I cut it off and included it on the inside of the card. I used some of the Basic Grey paper from the Halloween line.

Copic Colors Used:

Pumpkins: YR12, YR14, YR18
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Stems/Vines: E31, E35, E37
Pumkin Eyes/Mouths: BV23, BV25, BV29

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tilda With Candle

I adore this sweet new image from Magnolia Stamps. I couldn't wait to color her! I used some of the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper as the background paper and then pulled the colors from the paper to color Tilda. I wanted it to be soft, so I didn't use any really dark colors. I created a mask and used my air compressor to airbrush the background.

The ribbon was some velveteen holiday ribbon from my stash and I used the Martha Stewart branch punch for the foliage.

Copic Colors Used:
Dress: BG0000; B91
Petticoat: C00
Candle Flame/Shadow: Y32, Y35, Y38; Y28
Candle: R32, R35
Candle Holder: E31, E33
Socks: W00; YG0000
Hair: Y23; YR23; E35
Headband: R32, R35, R37
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Airbrushed Background: YG0000; YG91

A Bit Frosty Outside

This is another image I won in the "Won and Done" Auction over at Hambo Stamps! I just think these cute faces are great! It has been a bit nippy here for a few days, so I thought it would be fun to color up something that seems fitting given the weather we have been having. Now if it would just snow!

The blue swirly paper was found at a scrapbook store when I was on vacation. It is supposed to be waves, but I thought it would make for blowing snow as well.

Copic Colors Used:
Broom: E31, E33, E35; YR21, YR24
Frosty Hat: C3, C5, C7
Boy Cap/Scarf: B00, B02, B04
Girl Cap/Scarf: V01, V12, V15
Boy Shirt: YG13, YG17
Girl Shirt: RV10, RV02
Frosty Scarf/Hat Band: R32, R35, R37
Girl Hair: Y23; YR23; E35
Carrot Nose: YR02, YR04
Background Sky: BG0000
Window Frame: C00, C0, C2

Monday, December 7, 2009

Be Careful where you do the "Hokey Pokey"

This is one of the images I won on Hambo Stamps' "Won and Done" Digital Stamp Auction. Tim does such a great job of creating cute original works of art. If you haven't participated in one of the auctions, you need to check out their blog every Thursday! I have a few others that are in the works and will be posted soon!

Copic Colors Used:
Gators: YG93, YG95, YG97
Tub: E41, E42
Foam/Bubbles: C00, Co

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Why I Haven't Posted Much Lately!

One of my co-workers is getting married in January and as my wedding gift to them, I offered to make them a bunch of Thank You cards. Well, since I couldn't POSSIBLY do anything super simple, I had to color them with my Copic markers and do cool embossing on the papers, etc. etc.... Did I mention I was silly enough to volunteer to do 40....yes...40 cards for them?

I got swatches of their colors and used them for the background of the card. I used white satin ribbon to divide the colors and used my Swiss Dots and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folders to give the paper some texture.

As for the cute image, I used my Copics (of course) and the swatch of sparkle across the bottom of the wedding dress and veil was my Twinkling H2O's.

Somebody please smack me next time I volunteer to do 40 of ANYTHING!

Copic Colors Used:
Flowers/Cumberbund: R37, R39
Skin/Faces: E0000, E000
Bride Hair: W7; Black 100
Groom Hair: W1, W3
Groom Bowtie/Shoes: Black 100
Tuxedo: W5, W7; Black 100

You Don't Send Me Flours....

I have been meaning to put a card together with this image and saying for some time, but it somehow got pushed to the back-burner. Both stamps are from Hambo Stamps and I just love the pun that is used. I kept this one super simple to feature the stamps. What a fun card to send to a friend!

Copic Colors Used: (this is a REALLY long list!)
Flour Sacks: YG91, YG93; B91

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wild About You

I needed a card for a very special guy that volunteers where I work. He gave me a really nice gift and I just had to make him a card to say Thank You. I had this image stamped up for some time, but had not had time to color him. The patterned paper was some I found at a scrapbook store when I was at the Outer Banks on vacation and it inspired me to use this image! Such a fun, whimsical card!

Copic Colors Used:
Changito (monkey): E53, E55, E57
Coconuts: E70, E71, E74
Palm Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Palm Trunk: E31, E33, E35, E37