Friday, July 10, 2015

My Copic Journals

I am pleased to say that I have been getting some crafting done.  Last week I managed to FINALLY put together my Copic journals with pages that I printed from the Copic Munkies website over two years ago. I keep telling everyone that I am going to recommit to working with my Copics and become better at coloring. Coloring lots of little areas makes me impatient and I generally give up in frustration. I decided that if I practice while I'm listening to my recorded textbook, I'll get much needed practice and won't fall asleep as I listen to the book.  I figured that making the journals will set me on a path to being more like the Copic users that I admire.

In my zeal to get started, I printed out WAY too many pages using my Copic X-Pressit cardstock. I didn't want to waste it, so I ended up making two books and bound them both with my Cinch and 1-1/4" binding wires.  The paper is Basic Grey's Kioshi Collection which I received at my first ever CKC in 2010! I love that collection and now only have one sheet of paper left (hmmmm... may need to visit eBay and see if I can find some more)!  The little girl is a Robert Jackson image, and the bear comes from an online Copic class I took a long time ago.  Both images were previously colored and scanned into my computer, so those are actually copies instead of the original colored images. Used Spellbinders and my computer to make the labels, my McGill punch to make the tabs (sorry they're not visible in the pics), chipboard to make the covers and dividers, and embellishments from my stash.

These are some chunky little books!!! Hopefully they will both soon be full of practice images and a kaleidoscope of colors!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, July 9, 2015


So many milestones in my family these days! My darling boy has promoted from middle school and will begin high school in four short weeks. Where has the time gone? I am so behind on his school scrapbook and fully intended to get caught up this summer (I still need to do 4th through 8th grades!) but have so far only managed to get one page done. This page includes just a few of the photos taken on the day of promotion. The paper comes from the DCWV Homeroom stack and the fibers, Thickers, and embellishments are from my stash. The frame is a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store.

If you've read this far, thanks for sharing in a mother's pride!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015


A couple of my grandmother's GREAT-grandchildren are turning 21.  If she were still here she would be so tickled to see what wonderfully talented and loving adults they have become.  My nephew turns 21 today, and my cousin turned 21 on May 30th. Our family will be celebrating these milestone birthdays in Las Vegas very soon.

This card is for my nephew and was scraplifted from this card on Pinterest. I had the same embossing folder and loved the general idea of the card but as I worked on it, it evolved a bit.

This card was made for my mom and dad to give to my nephew. It is a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I used the print-and-cut feature to add the text to the "21." The cardstock is from the DCWV A Type of Art stack and was kind of flimsy, so I ended up adding another layer of kraft cardstock to the back to give it some substance. The little pebbles have been in my stash FOR-EV-ER!

This is the card I gave to my cousin in time for her birthday in May. I broke out my Copics for this one and a digital stamp whose origin I am unsure of.

Lastly, this is the card my mom and dad will give to my cousin when we see her in Vegas.  It's another card shamelessly scraplifted from Pinterest with a few modifications.  I changed the side the numbers were on so that I could use this CTMH stamp and not have her walking off the page with the numbers behind her.  I also heat-embossed the image using white embossing powder.

After fighting with my Cameo over it's refusal to recognize my registration marks, and FINALLY winning the battle, I had fun making these cards.

Looking forward to celebrating the newest adults in our family in Sin City! What happens in Vegas will definitely STAY in Vegas! (And maybe while I'm there, I'll get a chance to pop into Viva Las Vegas Stamps!)

Happy Birthday Zane & Morgie! Love you much!