Saturday, September 25, 2010

Memory Works

I am now a Memory Works Consultant and you can find my website to order at:

They sell popular brands of scrapbooking stuff.  Please give it a look. If you're like me and you can't find popular brands near you, this is the company to get the stuff you want!

I will also be selling card kits very soon so stay tuned for details!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blending with the lighter of the two...

Coloring with Copics can be quite intimidating to a beginner. I find what is most intimidating is the neutral color palette (the browns and skin tones) Here are my tips when color with Copics:

I'm starting with a Stampin Up image. I stamped my paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Here I'm using neutral colors. I choose E11, E33 and E57.  Start by putting down your lightest color first (E11) all over the image you want to shade. I'm imagining the light coming from the top right of the page so I want my highlight to be on the top right side of the image. Next the middle color where you want your middle tone shading (E33) and lastly your very darkest color in a small amount where you want your darkest shadow (E57) on the left and bottom edges.

Now we're gonna start to blend. Using the lighter of the two darkest shades blend (in small circles) the shadowed area only with your middle color (E33) and blend between the two. You always want to use the lighter of the two shades to blend.

Next you'll want to use the lighter of your lightest shades (your highlight color - E11) and blend out your middle shade so that is it smooth. This will allow your image to still have highlight tones as well as shadows. Your image won't be as light as it originally was just because your paper will soak up more of your highlight color. The more saturated the paper is the darker the ink will appear.

Remember to press lightly when using these markers. you don't need to soak the paper to get good color results. You only want to see a little bit of color coming thru the back (depending on the paper you are using.) Over soaking your paper will result in bleeding outside your stamped image. 

Remember to practice with your copics! Practice makes perfect!

Monday, September 13, 2010

my blog hop winner!

My blog hop winner is!!!

Mary #5509

Congrats Mary!

 Let me know if you already have an USX! if so, i will pick another winner but send you the stickers! if not, its all yours!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fiskateer Blog Hop! and extra goodie!

Welcome to the Fiskateer Blog Hop! If you came here from Groovy Deb's (#2644) blog, you're in the right spot!! If you have stumbled upon the blog hop you can start at the beginning at

Thanks for stopping by!  Monday I was lucky enough to take a Copic Certification Class in Pittsburgh where I was officially made a Copic Certified Designer.  Here is the project I made to share with you:

I started with a white cardstock base, and ran a piece of Prima patterned paper (orange and pink) thru the cuttlebug with a tim holtz embossing folder and glued that down to my card base.

Here is my image (i've been using this alot lately!) its a C.C. Designs Stamp from the Sugarplums collection and its called "Spring Couple".  They're just so cute! anyways, here are the copic colors i used: C1, C3, E44, E57, YR07, R02, R24,Y08, Y04, B23, B26, V12, V15.  Stamped with memento ink.

I cut out my stamped image with my Fiskars craft mat, finger tip craft knife and of course my orange handled scissors!

I cut out a piece of light lavender using a nestabilities label die. and put my stamped image on top of that.

I decided my diecut was boring so i used an copic multiliner and a copic marker (V09) to edge and decorate.

I added ribbon and glued down my stamped image and diecut over top. I tied a bow with the ribbon seperate and attached it to the card after.

Here is my finished card! I hope you like it!!

Alrighty and I have an extra special prize to give away for the blog hop! A little giveaway just for stopping by on my blog!

So leave a comment and I'll enter you into a drawing for an Ultra ShapeXpress and some stickers!!!

To continue in the blog hop, you need to hop over to Julie Overby's # 725 Blog!  

Here is the list of bloggers in our hop!
Fiskateer Blog
Debby Lewis   2852
Kelly Starsky   6446
Colleen Flathers   2970
Donna  6036
Genevieve Rodriguez    839
Gretchen   51
Tifany DeGough  5942
Peg Rounds  3675
Angela Daniels  009
Robin Stewart   6505
Sudie Alexander   97
Jennie Kaderabek  414
Jen Macknick    3213
Divinity     6688
Lyn Dwyer  1110
Kelly Jo Massicotte   936
Debbie Buckland  352
Connie M.  627
Johanna Peterson  2812
Groovy Deb   2644
Shannon White  6394
Julie Overby   725
Mary Gibson  1121
Judy in Huntsville-AL   5798
Rachel H.   667
Tami Bayer   804
Kate Blue   4529
Regena   6124
Katherine Schmitt  6847
Amy Sotolongo  2568
Lisa Simpson    5095
Betsy Burnett  2572
Marianne   6701
CraftySuz  6135
Jennifer Priest  2074
Lisa Falduto    1983
Keely Yowler  6398
Laura Bray   1150
Jan J/Far North  7263
Patti Behan  3651
Stayce Dewid   2985
doverdi  1329

Friday, September 3, 2010

Don't miss the Fiskateer Blog Hop

Join me and many other fiskateers in the fiskateer blog hop september 10th and 11th.  I will be giving away some stickers and an Ultra Shape Xpress! So make sure when you stop by on the 10th and 11th and post whether or not you already own one of these awesome crafty tools!

I'll also be showing you come crafty projects!

See you then!!