Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CC Designs & more! (Blog candy reminder)

Here are the cards we will be doing at Collective Journey in August. Hope to see you there! Two images are by CC Designs --- they have the cutest little girl stamps! LOVE them! The watering can is a beautiful image by Impression Obsession - their images are so easy to color! Last but not least is the cute little mouse by Stampavie another of my favorite stamp companies. Isn't he cute (never knew rodents could be so cute!) I added Our Craft Lounge Sparkle Fluff to his hat and it really finished him off.. Can't believe my classes are begging for Christmas already!

I am counting down the days till CHA... I leave Sunday! Whew Hew.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Copic Blog Candy & Stamping Cruise Details

Hello Everyone..

Did you know that I will be teaching on a Stamping Cruise! I am so excited, and can't wait! Whew hew. We will have a miniumum of three sponsors assuring lots of goodies, and great stamping projects... of course Copic Coloring! Whew Hew! (sponsors announced soon)

Just think about getting all of your Christmas cards done just in time to get them in the mail. I will be teaching my Copic techniques class to everyone in our group, and several card classes and open time to stamp your own projects. What could be more fun... okay, we will throw in some chocolate, free yummie food, entertainment, swimming pool, mall at sea, rock climbing wall, ice skating rink, a special Dreamworks event and so much more! Oh and I get to scuba dive while in port.. whew hew again!
I have listed the details below. To add to the fun, I have decided to throw in some blog candy just to let more of you know about it! The more stampers we have on the cruise the more fun we will have!

1 chance for everyone!
1 chance for joining as a follower of my blog or already are a follower
6 chances if you call or email John regarding the Stamping Cruise we will be doing in November!
Leave one comment after this posting on my blog for each chance you earned.
one prize max per person

Bonus week: If you pay your cruise deposit today through Wednesday July 21st, receive an additional free Our Craft Lounge stamp set of your choice! Deadline for deposits is approaching soon.

First Prize: The first place prize is one of Copics new 36 marker folders... they are soooo cool. It is totally awesome for storing your copics to take to class, or just have on your table at home. These folders also come in a 72 size with a carrying handle/strap. (sorry they don't come full of markers!).
Second Prize: Your choice of any Our Craft Lounge Acrylic Stamp Set. Whew hew.. check out their sets at ourcraftlounge.com
Third Prize: Card kit... 6 cards pre-stamped and ready to color/assemble. A color copy of the finished products will be included.
Fourth Prize: Card kit... 4 cards pre-stamped and ready to color/assemble. A color copy of the finished projects will be included.

Winners will be randomly selected and then given out last prize first! Selection will be done on wednesday July 21st and posted on Thursday July 22 on my blog.
John is coordinating this entire cruise - please contact him for more information and an extra 6 chances for the blog candy!
John phone: 714-692-2210

Cruise Details;
Date: November 7 - 14
Port of departure/return: Los Angeles
Ship: Royal Caribbean - Mariner of The Seas
At Sea Days: Stamping, Copic classes, Card making & Free time.
Port Days: Enjoy the ports as you wish!
Cost: price fluctuates on number of guests per room, cabin class & availability - approximate prices began around $600.00 per guest including the stamping portion of the cruise. Separate pricing available for non stamping guests (hubbies, kids etc).
Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallerta

Monday, July 12, 2010

CC Designs - Card Class Peoria, Az

Hello Everyone!
Whew Hew, a post from me two days in a row... I was excited to share these two new images I received from CC Designs. She has the coolest website where she has most of the popular images that I love (Stampavie, Magnolia, My Favorite Things, Justrite, Greeting Farm, Stampendous, Bildmalarna and a million more). Just go to Allthatscraps.com. Tell her I sent ya!

The first weekend of August, I will be teaching my Copic Techniques class and a card class featuring these two cards and one more. Two of the cards have fun folds and lots of fun to make. Join us at Crop Girls, Peoria, AZ the first week of August. Call store for details. PH: (623) 972-0600. See ya there! Whew Hew
I use limited colors in my classes to help the students with their budget! These cards use the following:
Yellow: Y11 & Y15
Brown: E30, E33, E35
Flesh: E000, E01
Pinks: R81 & R83 (my all time favorite pink)
Green: G20, & G82 (another current favorite combo.)
Blue: B0000

IF YOU LIVE IN SO CAL... I hope you have a great A/C it was 100 degrees here at my house.. that was not the bad part. I think there was about 900% humidity. (is there was such a thing? LOL I think you get the idea! It was HOT)
Colorful Hugs!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tip of the Day....

Hello Everyone.
Whew, I just spent the past hour doing a live chat on facebook with Oh My Crafts. I had 119 questions thrown at me within that hour about Copic Markers. I did my best with typos and all to answer all of the questions. It was fun. If you would like here is the link to the chat. Maybe you can learn something from what I said. Sorry some of the answers were brief but I was tying to answer what seemed like a million questions at once.

Tips for today:
Blender Pen is not used to blend colors together. It works better to use a light colored marker to blend with rather than a blender. IE: color your image with your light color (ie: R81) then shade a bit with a darker color (IE: R83). Now where the two colors join you will see a hard line of color change. Use your lighter marker (R81) to blend the two colors together. The lighter marker has more alcohol in it than the darker marker and will dilute the darker color so that it softly blends from dark to light. Do not color over the entire dark area with your light marker or it will wash out the darker color. Just blend where the colors join together.

Additional Tip: each time you add a layer of ink, your paper become more saturated with that color. Therefore, your paper will continue to get darker until the paper becomes as saturated as your marker nib. If you want to blend your work without making it darker each time, try using a shade or two lighter. That will add wetness to help smooth out the image without adding to the deepness of the color.

My cards seem to get more and more simple... I am focusing on coloring images rather than card making. I remember when people used to say I added tons of layers and embellishments.. I am liking the simple cards as they draw ones attention to the image rather than the embellishments. Have a wonderful Day! I love how you can color your spellbinders shapes with markers to make them match perfectly... I love this image by Stampavie!

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Stamps - Harmonie

I just received these stamps in the mail.... this is a new line to me - check out their blog at http://harmonieloisirscreatifs.blogspot.com/. I love the little kids stamps. They are happy and cheerful looking. They have a really cute girl walking a dog (which I have to get next - love it), baseball boy, and sever others including these fun images that I finally got made into cards. Are they fun or what? The baseball image is still waiting to be made into a card - so there is another one too look forward to seeing.
Harmonie will be in the booth right next door to Copic's booth, and a birdy told me that they are releasing some new images... I can't wait to check them out and meet Stephan in person.
Coloring Tips: The ground & water on all three was done by just dabbing the tip of several markers. It was kinda fun and a different look for the ground/water. Cupcake and fishy are both pop dotted up for a layered look. Finally, the last card didn't match my background paper so I colored the pink hearts and flowers orange to match the color of the girls dress... Copics can make all background paper match perfectly by just a little touch up. Dots on her dress were made with a pale yellow marker. It is so cool that you can add light color dots onto a darker base..... So FUN

Anaheim Hills Classes - Copics

I am happy and sad that tomorrow I will be teaching my Copic Techniques Class and a Copics Coloring class at SCRAPPIN IN THE HILLS, in Anaheim Hills tomorrow. Of course I love the store is why Iam happy to be going there... however, they are closing the store so tomorrow will be my last class taught at this fabulous store! Argh... I will miss them.

Good news.... I will start teaching at Tall Mouse in Anaheim Hills on August 11th and following up with card classes on the second Wednesday of each month. They will feature Our Craft Lounge Stamps with Copics... Whew Hew... I get to continue teaching in the area to this great bunch of stampers and Copic fans.

Here are the images we will be coloring at Scrappin In the Hills tomorrow.
Note: bring your own markers and I have given several color options for the flowers. If you don't like my color combinations, make up your own! See you there! You will receive several of these images and we will color as may as time allows.

Flower color suggestions:
Yellows: Y11, Y15, YR21 (or)
Pinks: R81, R83, R85 (or)
lavender: BV000, Bv02, BV04
Greens: G20, G82, G85 or three greens that blend well together
Dragon fly (BV000, Bv02 or C00, C1, C2)
Clear Atyou Spica Pen (optional lavender spica pen for dragon fly)
Blender Pen