Halloween Madness!

Hey crafty peeps! I hope you are enjoying the lovely Autumn! We have been having gorgeous weather until the recent rain. But I love the rain because it means I can stay cozy and color the day away!

I have been super busy getting images ready for my Halloween cards. I am almost done. I always come back to certain images every year, but at the same time I love to find new ones, too. Some of my favorite stamp companies for digis include The Greeting Farm and Simply Betty Stamps. I think I will beat my own record for how many spooky cards made this year. I plan to send out at least 20!

Stay tuned for the finished cards!

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Pages and cards…

Hello crafty friends! I am gearing up for Halloween cards around here, but I’m not ready to share those just yet…I’ll actually wait until October for that! Lol! But I do have some fun projects to share with you, sort of the end of my summer crafting.

Here are some Copic journal pages and birthday cards I have made in September:

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Copic Hair Tutorial, Light Brown

Hey crafty peeps! Today, I thought it would be fun to color a new image from Some Odd Girl, Hula Mae! I want to focus on her hair, using one of my go-to and favorite color combinations:
E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, and E59.

I start with a base layer of E30, coloring all of the hair with this lightest shade. Next, I add subtle strokes of E31, making sure to leave plenty of highlights.

E33 is the next color to add, which really starts to define where your darker hair will be, still leaving some highlights. The next two colors, E35 and E37 will add even more depth to the brown hair color.

After these are applied, I go back in with E30 and blend a little bit; it’s important not to over blend here, as you want to leave visible brush strokes, giving the look of texture.

For the final color, I add E59 with a very light hand. This darkest color really gives you some nice contrast.

There are so many ways to color hair with Copic markers. I like to use a lot of colors so you achieve the textured and dimensional look of real hair. I almost never leave white highlights.

I do get requests on Instagram for videos, and I will work on that, but for now I hope this little photo tutorial is helpful.

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Hula Mae, all colored and ready for a card!

Coloring Keeps Me Busy and Happy

Hey crafty peeps! I am really trying to catch up on all of my posting! I know not many people read my blog, I really write it for myself, but I do appreciate those that do and I thank you for being here.

These are just some miscellaneous coloring I have done recently, images I love but haven’t put on a project yet. Sometimes I just color for fun without a card in mind. It’s so relaxing!

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Magic Beans!

Hello crafty peeps in crafty land! I was so excited to get my hands on the Magical Bean rubber stamp kit last month from The Greeting Farm! These images were perfect for summer! I had a lot of fun coloring these beauties with my Copic markers! I had all of them colored in one weekend! They are so stinkin’ cute!

Oh I just love ’em! What do you think?

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Besties, Selfies and Rapunzel

Hey there crafty peeps! I know it has been a while since my last post. Life has been busy and crazy; this summer we have moved to a new home! All of July was spent purging, packing, and moving! In order to keep my sanity, I have done a lot of coloring and crafting.

I hope you like my latest Copic journal pages, and other cards and projects! Thanks for stopping by!

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Birthdays, Baby Bumps and Thanks A Latte!

Hello crafty peeps! I just wanted to share some recent cards I made for loved ones and also some commissioned work.

I absolutely love to make birthday cards ad thank you notes! I also try to include the recipient’s name on the card design when possible, anything to personalize the card.

I also made a card my sister in law because she is pregnant again with a baby girl! We are so excited!

Thanks for looking at my humble creations!

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