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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!

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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:

Sunflowers:

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

Clouds:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Broken China

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

Blue Version


Copic Sketch Markers

Sunflower:

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!

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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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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

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