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I love to stamp and color images with Copic markers and make cards.  I am also a health and fitness nut and love to coach others into a healthier lifestyle. 

I love to chat with people about fitness, food and nutrition and love to share recipes and experiences with you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Through The Craftoom May-June 2017 - Scrappers Delights Featured

Hello, crafty friends!!

I am so excited to announce that the talented artist Janice Cullen has been featured as one of the guests artists in the May-June 2017 issue!!  She asked some of her design team ladies to design and create projects to showcase her designs, and of course we proudly accepted!!  

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Subscribers to this issue get two lovely images from Scrapper's Delights! 
Of course, subject to Angel Policy!

There is no better time to subscribe to find out more visit

These were the cards I created for this issue!

You can see the details on the materials I used and Sketch Copic Markers inside the online magazine issue!!  Like I mentioned above, if you subscribe, you get two free images!! 

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Scrapper's Delights Inspiration & Challenge Reminder

Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I have an Inspiration and Challenge Reminder for you!! Scrapper's Delights has an monthly challenge that you want to join in!!  The prizes are great and the inspiration amazing!! 

I chose this beautiful image to create a Mother's Day card.  The holiday is just around the corner and I thought this image would be perfect.

Copic Sketch Markers Used:


YR24, YR23, Y15, Y13, YR27, E07
YG17, YG13, YG11

Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Broken China

Sizzix Dotted Die Squares
Stampin' Up Butter Fly Stamp and Punch

Blue Version

Copic Sketch Markers


BG18, BG15, BG13, YG27, Y21
YG63, YG03

I hope that you join the Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge !!

Thank you for stopping by!

Keep getting crafty!

Challenge Blog-Scrapper's Delights

Other Challenges I am entering my card:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cardstock Choices for Copic Coloring

Hello, crafty fans and friends!!

I have been on a mission to find cardstocks that can be used for Copics in my area.  I really dislike having to order online, but do when I don't have a choice. 

Well, I made this short video on my choice of Cardstocks and why. I hope it helps you decide! I know many people have done their own videos on this, but I wanted to make my own to show my perspective!  

Here's a picture of my testing of Cardstocks.

I prefer Neenah Solar White Smooth 80 lb
I found one that works very well at Office Max.  I will provide some links below!

This is the video I made to show how I colored on these different types of cardstocks and to give you my reasons why and what I am looking for!

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The Unexpected Crafter

Materials covered in this video:

Neenah Solar White Smooth Cardstock 80 lb

Neenah Basic Solar White Smooth 80 lb

Xpress It

Strathsmore Bristol Smooth 100 lb Cardstock

Thank you for stopping and keep getting crafty!

Please stop by and join my Facebook pages!!  You can meet new crafty friends and share your inspiration with us!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Release

Hello, crafty friends!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!  I have a super cutie card for you today!! Scrapper's Delights has a new release of adorable images!!

My project is using one of those cute images! Its Baby Fox!  You can find this 
adorable image and see the others being released at

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Copic Sketch Marker Used:

E07, YR18, YR14, YR21
T8, T6, T4, T2, T0, 0

G17, G14, G12

Isn't he cute!!  I hope you visit the Scrapper's Delights blog to see all the inspiration by the talented Design Team and also visit the stores to see all the wonderful images there!

Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog

You can also join the Facebook Fan page to meet other crafty friends and share the inspiration!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Stamps New Challenge

Hello, crafty freinds!!

Today Sasayaki Glitter Satmps has a new challenge!! I chose this super cute image with Mother's Day approaching!! I thought it was adorable! I kept it CAS to keep the focus on the image!  Too cute to miss!!

Copic Sketch Markers Used

T2, T0, R12, R11
G17, G14, G12
RV17, V04

That's it! Simple right?  I hope you like my card and that you visit the Sasayaki Glitter Stamps challenge blog!  Lots of inspiration and fun!!

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog

Other Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SugarPea Anniversary Card!

Hello, crafty friends!!

This card I created is for a special celebration event going on at SugarPea Designs!! They are celebrating their 3 year anniversary!! Woo-hoo!  I couldn't resist to play along!  So here is my creation!! 

I chose one of the first images I got from SugarPea Designs!!  

Copic Sketch Markers Used:

E13, E11, E00
E27, E25, E23
E37, E35, E32, BV02, BV00
B97, B95, B93
R37, R32
BG18, B15, BG13, YR23, YR21, G17, G15

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Happy Birthday SugarPea Designs!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Stamps - Challenge

Hello, crafty friends!!

Today starts a new challenge at Sasayaki Glitter Stamps! The theme is YELLOW!!!
I decided to use this super cute stamp!!  Isn't he adorable!!  And that lovely puppy in the corner!! Too cute!!  

Copic Sketch Markers Used:

E13, E11, E00
E37, E33, E31
YR18, YR14, Y15, YR23, YR21
B99, B9
YR27, YR23, YR21, Y13
Y17, Y15, Y13
E13, E11, E02, E23

Raindrops and Water:
E00, 0

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn

Georgia Pacific White 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80lb

Mama Elephant

Memory Box Cloud Die

Lots of supplies to make this card, right? It was worth it! I hope you like it as much as I do and I hope to see you join this challenge!!  Click on the banner below to join in!