Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunflower Season

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, coloring book, Wryn
It's Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  Go check out all of the Tiddly deliciousness on display by the design team.

My contribution comes from the digital Tiddly Inks Everyday Whimsy Coloring Book.  I LOVE these coloring books because all you have to do is decide which image you want, print it, and color it and you can use it for an entire card front.  This image was colored with Copic markers.

Hope the sun shines bright on your weekend!  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Come Here, You...

Sassy Cheryl's, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, dog, love, puppy kisses
This card features an absolutely adorable digital image from Sassy Cheryl's called "Come Here, You...".  I simply printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and had fun coloring it with Copic markers.

The sentiment is from the long gone There She Goes and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  The small heart is also from TSG and was stamped with Distress Ink Dried Marigold.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  Make it a great one.  And, hug a dog if you can.  I do and its my favorite moment of the day.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pot Head

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, coffee
So, I'm not a pot head in any sense of the word.  Despite that, this card was fun to make and cracks me up!

You can read all about this card today as I guest post on the A Jillian Vance Design blog

Have a great week!  Now, where is my cold, fizzy caffeine on this early Monday morning?  Hello, Diet Coke! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Eek!

Sassy Cheryl's, Kecia Waters, Halloween, witch, Copic markers
My first Halloween card of the season.  Have I told you how much I enjoy working with Halloween images.  The colors of the holiday are just so much fun. 

This card features the Sassy Cheryl's digital image of Peek-a-Boo Spider.  I printed the image onto Hammermill Color Copy and colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut around the image. 

For the background panels of this card, I used a Tim Holtz spider web stencil and sponged some Mama Elephant Smoke pigment ink.  I stamped an the sentiment from an old MFT stamp set three times with Versafine Onyx Black.  I framed this panel with black cardstock and then placed it onto a panel of patterned paper from K&Company.

Happy Weekend, y'all!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

You Are Pawesome!

Sassy Cheryl's, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, dog
This card features an extremely cute digital image from Sassy Cheryl's called "With Love...Bella".

I printed the image onto some Hammermill Color Copy.  I then colored the image with Copic markers.  I masked the image, and stamped a portion of a background stamp from My Favorite Things with Versamark Watermark ink.  I then sponged some Mamma Elephant Smoke pigment ink onto the paws to achieve the faint paw prints.  The sentiment was heat embossed and is from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Hope your day is PAWESOME!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A+ Avenger

It's time for another Tiddly Tuesday!  Over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog you will find a brand new challenge for the month, Anything Goes.  So no excuses for not joining us this month!

My card features the Tiddly Inks digital image of A+ Avenger.  I printed her onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I did the out-of-the box technique with a Nestabilities circle die.  The background is a result of white heat embossing a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp and sponging the following Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire.  The yellow cardstock stars are cut from dies from The Cats Pajamas.  The sentiment strip was stamped with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  A scrap of red ribbon was tied around the card panel.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Have an A+ kind of week!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Witch Bookmark?

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Distress Oxide, Halloween, bookmark
Playing with Distress Oxides, making Halloween bookmarks and guesting over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  That's what I'm doing this Labor Day.

Just how fun is this new Minnie Pearl bookmark die from AJVD and this Halloween bookmark stamp set?


So many books, so many bookmark possibilties, so little time, LOL!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fri-yay!

Sassy Cheryl's, Kecia Waters, Friday, TGIF, Fri-Yay!
TGIF!  And just look at that THREE day weekend.  Woot!

This card was made using some elements from Sassy Cheryl's Knowledge is Power digital stamp set.  I printed the clock and the apple onto X-Press It cardstock.  The apple is colored with Copic markers.

The sentiment was cut from black foam using an alphabet die from Neat & Tangled.  Patterned paper from Lasting Impressions and The Paper Studio form the layers, along with a piece of black cardstock.

It's Fri-yay!  Enjoy the weekend!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Pay Attention Class

Sassy Cheryl's, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, school, teacher
Back-to-school season is REAL as of today.  I thought this new image from Sassy Cheryl's called Pay Attention Class would be quite appropriate to commemorate the day. 

I printed Pay Attention Class onto Hammermill Color Copy and colored with Copic markers.  I then added a strip of "marbled notebook" using a unique stamp from Just For Fun, stamped with Versafine Onxy Black. The ABC on the chalkboard is from The Paper Studio and was embossed using Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink and SSS white embossing powder.  The sentiment is from an old My Favorite Things set and was stamped onto a torn scrap of notebook paper and was adorned with a black paperclip that was cut from a My Favorite Things die.

Here's to a great year!

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Good Apple

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, teacher, apple, school
It's a Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog, where anything goes.

Speaking of what goes...there goes my summer break.  It's been a decent one.  Here's to a great school year.  Here's a card that features the oh-so-cute Tiddly Inks digital image "Teacher".  I printed it onto Hammermill Color Copy and colored it with Copic markers.  A little Glossy accents on the apple and some Spectrum Noir Sparkle on the globe.  I thought this image paired well with this sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  You are a good apple for doing so.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

For an A+ Teacher

MFT, Kecia Waters, back to school, A+ teacher
I've had the privilege of working alongside several "A+" teachers.  Let's say this card is for them as we prepare to go back to school.

This card is actually a result of a bunch of elements not used.  The clipboard is from a My Favorite Things die-namic.  The A+ is from The Paper Studio.  "Teacher" is from Lawn Fawn.  The pencil is from A Jillian Vance Design.  The apple brad has been hoarded for years.  And, the card panel patterned paper is from The Paper Studio.

So nice to have them all come together to make this card.  And so nice of you to visit my blog today.  Thank you!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pencil Nerd

Sassy Cheryls, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, school, pencil
Might as well embrace the back-to-school season.  There's no avoiding it, LOL.

This card features a classic image from Sassy Cheryl's Pencil Nerds digital stamp set.  I love this set because you get both girls and boys, glasses and no glasses.  To make this card, I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut the image and added some Glossy Accents to her glasses.

I framed a piece of notebook paper with black cardstock and added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  The paper clip was cut from a My Favorite Things die.  The apple brad puts a finishing touch on this card.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  I very much appreciate it.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Animal Fun - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, cheese, mouse

There's a fun and exciting Tiddly Inks Blog Hop happening right now, featuring lots of designers and the new fun animals release.  You'll definitely want to go check out the Tiddly Inks Blog for all of the fun and inspiration.   

https://www.tiddlyinks.com/blog/blog-hop-with-fun-animals/

You probably arrived here from the talented Jen.  Here creations are always so wonderful.   I'm so happy that you are here to take a look at my card.

My card features the merging of two images from the brand new Fun Animals.  I printed the merged sentiment and mouse onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  A bit of Prismacolor pencil shading happened as well on this card.  

Now...get to the Tiddly Inks Blog... NOW! You'll find the hop order and all of the details about today's hop. Do some chatting on the Tiddly Inks Facebook Group page too. You just might win some prizes if you do.

Or, if you already know how this hop is operating, you can hop right over to see the special card Lisa has to share.  I took a peek...it's awesome!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flowers For You

Sassy Cheryl's, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, flowers
Here's a fab new digital image from Sassy Cheryl's called "Flowers For You"....and if you hurry on over to Sassy Cheryl's in the next 24 hours with the code MYFLOWERS you can get the image for 50% off.  

For my card, I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and I colored the image with Copic markers.  A bit of Prismacolor pencil shading was also a part of the coloring.  I framed the image with black cardstock and placed on a card front. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  Now, take yourself over to Sassy Cheryl's right now!  You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Starry Birthday

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, birthday, Copic markers
It's Tuesday, August 1st.  Time for another Tiddly Tuesday.  This time around we have a color challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.  Go on over to see all the details. Sure hope you can join in on the fun sometime during the month.

My card features the digital image of Starry Birthday.  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and Colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also a part of this digital set.  I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons.  The card panel and circle sentiment were cut from SSS dies.  The card is framed with patterned paper from Bo Bunny. 

Can never have too many birthday cards in the stash, right?  Have a pleasant day, and please know I sure appreciate you stopping by my blog.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Another Day in Paradise

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, beach, ocean, paradise
It's Fab Friday at Tiddly Inks

This card features an image from the Tiddly Inks Everyday Fun With Friends Coloring Book.  All I had to do was print the image and color it with Copic markers.  The background paper is a beautiful teal blue and I used an embossing folder to make the textured waves.  The sun was cut from a Simon Says Stamp die and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  Who now is singing "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, lol!  A few enamel dots put the finishing details on this card.

Make it a FABULOUS day.  You should go over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to see some more FABULOUS creations and welcome some FABULOUS new Design Team members. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On Top of the World

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, world, map
It's a Tiddly Tuesday on this Independence Day!  The challenge is to make a creation with a Tiddly Inks image that celebrates independence, empowerment and positive feelings.  You can read all about the challenge and see some awesome Design Team cards over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  We do hope you join us!

Rather than going patriotic with my card, I decided that this Tiddly Inks image called "On Top of the World" suggested empowerment.  This would make a great graduation card, don't you think.  And here I thought I would steer clear from graduation cards for a bit.  Already one in the stash for next year.

Anyway, I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers.  I did some shading with Prismacolor pencils.  The map background is actually a background stamp from Impression Obsession.  I simply stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black and sponged some color with Distress Inks Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass.  The sentiment seemed perfect.  It is from Simon Says Stamps and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black also.  A few little sequins are on the card as a finishing touch.

Nothing amazing planned for today's festivities.  That's okay.  I prefer it that way, really.  This holiday is keeping my Sloopy feeling safe from the booms.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Yes, Please

It's time for another Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks

My card features Molly at a fabulous location, wouldn't you say.  I could use a beach right now. 

This Tiddly Inks digital image is called "Molly Swims." I printed it onlto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  You know me, I had to put her in a beach scene.  The white along the water's edge, is just some Copic White. 

Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

More Graduation Cards

Avery Elle, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, graduation
I am beginning to think I am the only person on this earth that isn't graduating from something.  I really don't anticipate any more graduations in my future.  But should a friend need a graduation card, the Hats Off stamp set from Avery Elle is becoming my go-to-set.  So easy to customize, and those dies...good investment.

I'm thinking you all can guess how I made this.  If you have any specific questions just email me.

Now, the second card is just like the first...except it uses puke colors.  No school in Ohio should have these colors as school colors.  It should be illegal.  Let  me tell you, it was painful to make.

Avery Elle, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, graduation

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hungry Hound

James Horvath, Kecia Waters, dog, Copic markers
This is the card I gave to my Dad for Father's Day.  It features a now-not-available digital image from the no-longer Squigglefly called "Hungry Hound" by James Horvath.  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I punched three little hearts, colored them with Copics and added some Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

This card looks like Sloopy begging for food from my Dad.  He really enjoys feeding her.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Florals with Thanks

Inkadinkadoo, Kecia Waters, Copic markers
So, I'm as pleased as punch with this one.

I'll set the stage.  It was a late Saturday night, a semi-clean work area, tunes of Seals & Crofts, nothing really pressing to do, creating for just the fun of it.  So I got a little lost in coloring.  Don't you love it when that happens?  I do.  It's been awhile. 

I'm on this kick right now of looking at the shelves that line one entire wall of the stamp room.  Filled, and I mean filled with old wood-mounted stamps.  'Cause I began this hobby before there was any such thing as unmounted or clear polymer. 

This card features an image from Inkadinkado.  I had to stamp it twice to go across the card and that required a bit of masking.  But, I had the time.  Then I just colored most of the night away with Copic markers.  It was glorious.

The sentiment is from an A Jillian Vance Design die. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

In the Stamp Room, We Forget the Older Stamps

PSX, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, shells, seashells
It is kinda fun to take a very old stamp set that's been sitting on a shelf for years and bring it back to life again.  I should be doing more of that, instead of buying new.  All of these new releases that companies have make you feel like you must have the latest and greatest.  And I fall for that (just see the number of stamps I have).  But a part of me has the need to justify those stamps just sitting there...because they are way out dated according to industry.

This card features a stamp set by PSX.  Yes, I went that far back.  Wood mounted.  When I bought this stamp, I didn't know quite how to use it.  It was before Copics, and I was still in my head trying to figure out color...do you get color with the color of ink pad, LOL.  I struggled with that. 

So for this card, I inked the three shell stamp from PSX with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I added my own dotted sand across the card with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker because the image itself is not quite three inches wide.  I colored the scene with Copic markers, added some Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle and a few glass beads.  A bit of white gel pen swirls tried to help the edge of the water.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, also from the long-gone PSX. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Be the Change in the World

Altenew, Kecia Waters, graduation card
Shameless CASE of the Laura Bassen.  'Cause when I saw her card, I pretty much knew I needed the "Big World" stamp set.  And, I needed a fast graduation card and thought her design was perfect.  Learning curve though.  It's my first layering set.  And I was in a hurry.  And pigment inks, yes, old Color Box pigment inks, do much better than dye inks.  I'm slow like that.

I'll get better.  And more original.  I promise.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mortorboards Off!

Avery Elle, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, graduation
Here's another graduation card, made for a friend.  It features the Avery Elle set "Hat's Off", though oddly enough I preferred this sentiment from A Jillian Vance Design.  Copics, X-Press It cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black and some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.  That's all there is to this one. 

Want more graduation cards?  Keep coming back to this blog.  There's a couple more.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

'Cause Everyone Is Graduating It Seems

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, graduation, Wryn
I have made more graduation cards than I care to count, LOL.  And I'm not done yet. This one is for a local grad, ordered by a friend of mine. 

It features one of my go-to images for graduation.  It is the Tiddly Inks digital image of "Wryn-Graduate-Go Great Places." I love it because you can totally customize it with the school's colors and the graduate's hair and skin color. 

Copic markers, X-Press It paper.  You know the drill.  The letters and numbers are from Concord & 9th.

I made this card for the current challenge over at Tiddly Inks...make it rectangle.  Head on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog for all of the details so you can play too.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dolphin Graduate

Kecia Waters, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide, PSX, Concord and 9th, MFT, Avery Elle
My co-worker needed an elementary graduation card for her daughter.  Here's what I was able to do for her.

Lots of companies coming together on this one.  The star of the card, the dolphin, is an old PSX stamp that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored with Copic markers.  The graduation hot is from Avery Elle's  "Hat's Off".  It too was stamped with Memento Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut both images.

On a panel of white cardstock, I sponged Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Distress Oxide Broken China.  I did a quick spritz of water.  The sun is sponged SeaShells Conch Shell dye ink. I place a partial die cut cover up from My Favorite Things over the scene.  Then with Concord & 9th's "Perfectly Penned", I stamped the school and the year.

Thanks so much for looking.  I actually really like how this one turned out.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shake Your Love

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, wedding, shaker card
It's a Fab Friday!  Fabulous indeed for many reasons.

One reason is all of the Tiddly goodness on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  Here's the card I made for the occasion.  I told you that I have had many wedding cards to make.  I decided to shake things up a bit by making a shaker card, LOL.

This card features the digital image of "Wedding Bells" from Tiddly Inks.   I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock.  I also printed a mask of the image as well.  By masking the X-Press it image, I then sponged some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide for the background.  I then stamped an old Hero Arts swirly image with Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink on top of the Distress Oxide.  The results are very faint.  I also stamped the swirly image around the edges of the X-Press It cardstock with the Distress Oxide.  I removed the mask, and then colored the image with Copic markers.  I added a pink mix of Doodlebug sequins and made a shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Stampede onto the acetate with Hero Arts White pigment ink and heat embossed. 

Another reason this is a Fab Friday is I am off and I have a great weekend planned.  Woot!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's Been Sweet

For the past two days, I had the opportunity to just create.  For me.  Just a chance to engage in the creative process with no final product due or in mind for that matter.  It's been sweet.

This card features an image I've had for ages.  It is an oldie from Your Next Stamp, part of their Darling Diva line.  I've been quite intimidated by it, and finally mustered up some courage to ink it and color it.  Truth be told, I'm still a bit intimidated by it but at least the rubber has now seen some ink...one of my stamping goals right now.

The sentiment is an oldie from There She Goes. 

Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog.  I promise, no calories.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Color My World

W9Plus, Kecia Waters, Copic markers
"As time goes on, I realize, just what you mean to me...." You know, my FAVORITE band sings that tune.  ;-)

This card is a result of me playing around with the WPlus9 stamp set "Color My World".  Simply some Copic marker coloring on this, along with some Glossy Accents on the "paint".  The patterned paper in the background is something I've been hoarding for years...I have no clue of the maker.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simple Bouquet

Hero Arts, Kecia Waters, bouquet, wedding, Copic markers
I am committed to using older images and getting my money's worth from all of those stamps purchased through the years that have yet to see much ink, if any.

This card features an image from Hero Arts.  It is one of four wood-mounted stamps in a set for weddings.  Kinda hard to use all four squares on a card and make it balanced. And three squares across wouldn't fit an A2 card.  Hmm.  So, I used the bouquet, which is my favorite of the four images and made this simple CAS card for a bridal shower at work.  Old skool embossing folder too.  Come to think of it, I think this was my first every embossing folder.

Thanks so much for looking.  Come back again for some more old skool stamping.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hello from Wryn and her Dog

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, coloring book
It is okay with me if you leave my blog and go immediately to Tiddly Inks to get the cutest coloring books on the planet.  Seriously! 

That's right.  Tiddly Inks has three new coloring books and let's just say I am in love.  The pages can be printed in any size you wish.  PERFECT for card fronts, I'm just sayin'.  You'll be seeing a lot of from me because this is totally my style and I don't have to do any of the digital work like framing, placement of multiple images, etc.  It is just done. 

This is my card for Tiddly Tuesday.  There's a new challenge over on the challenge blog and it is called Blooming Beautiful.  Just use a Tiddly image with flowers.  Easy enough.  The image I used is from the new Everyday Fun with Friends Coloring Book from Tiddly Inks.  I sized it for a card front and printed onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I added the speech bubble from There She Goes (sigh) and a partial sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I placed the image onto a card panel that was dry -embossed with a folder. 

Sure hope you join us for the challenge, and I sure hope you go get your awesome coloring books now.  They are priced so reasonably....you get 15 wonderful Tiddly scenes in each book.  I'm just giddy!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Inspired by Art

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, spools of thread
I have been walking around with this card in my head for several months.  I attending a conference near the tail end of January and snapped this picture that adorned the walls:

Don't you love it when you get some inspiration like this?

My card features the A Jillian Vance Design stamp set of "I'll Be Darned" by Becky Schultea.  I did some masking and stamped the image of the spool of thread many times.  The scene is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I put some sparkle onto the thread with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (I'm becoming quite addicted to it). 

You can read all about this card today on the AJVD blog.

Today represents my last regular post on the A Jillian Vance Design Team.  I have been a member since February 2014 and just feel it is time to move on to do some new things with my limited free time. You see, I have a room full of stamps that haven't seen ink yet, and I just want to create with these some more.  I've also been trying to learn how to crochet.  And I want to spend some of my free time writing, which is something I started doing for me last summer.  Bunny and Jillian and Sam have been wonderful to me.  I wish them nothing but the best.  I will always be a fan of AJVD.  The crafting industry seems so cliquey to me, and the Vance family is as real and as genuine as they come. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wedding Bells are Ringing

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, wedding, Copic markers
So many people I know are getting married.  And so many friends are requesting wedding cards for their friends who are getting married.  Wedding bells are ringing.

This card features the digital image of "Wedding Bells" from Tiddly Inks.  I printed it onto X-Press It paper.  I printed it again on masking film.  I used a negative die cut of a heart to sponge the heart with Mama Elephant Bubblegum pigment ink once I had masked off the happy couple.  I then removed the mask and proceeded to color the image with Copic markers.  Some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen was applied the the veil.  I stamped the sentiment and small hearts, both from A Jillian Vance Design, both with Versafine Onyx Black.  A few sparkling rhinestones were added for a little bling.

Today is Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  Go check it out. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hummingbird

Terry Medaris, Kecia Waters, Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Hummingbird, watercoloring
Some people color eggs, I color paper. 

My day off finds me in the stamp room just playing.  This card is a result of me playing with my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Seems like everytime I put one in my hand, I do some free-hand coloring (flowers).  The hummingbird is from Terry Medaris Art Stamps and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black onto Canson watercolor paper.

Too pretty just to toss, so the panel became a card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

All Aboard

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Taylored Expression die, train, all aboard
All aboard the Tiddly Inks Express!  It's a Tiddly Tuesday and we're going on a road trip with the current challenge.

I decided to take a train, lol.  This card features the digital Tiddly Inks image of "The Conductor".  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  The adorable train tracks were made with a die from Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment too is from Taylored Expressions.

Sure hope you join us in our travels.  See the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for all of the details, as well as for some Tiddly Inks inspiration from the design team.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Noah's Ark

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, Noah's Ark
Spring break is over...boo!  It rained several of the days I was off last week so perhaps the weather inspired me to make this card featuring the stamp set "Noah's Ark" from A Jillian Vance Design.

I'm thinking you can pretty much guess all the deets of how I made this card.  First time using a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  Whoa!  Seems stronger than a Wink of Stella, but that could just be some funky lighting.

This card is featured on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  Check it out!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Rainbow Angel

Terry Medaris, Kecia Waters, Prismacolor pencils, angel
So when life gives you a week off for spring break, you can get out your pencils and color late at night. 

The image is called "Rainbow Angel" and is from Terry Medaris Art Stamps.  I went to his website and basically copied (or tried to copy!) his example because we all know he is the color master.  I like copying him and imagining for just one brief moment that I came up with these color combinations and color placements on my own.

I'm also imagining I am at a beach somewhere.   My mental spring break is just awesome.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Flowers

Kecia Waters, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers Channeling my inner Alisa Burke on this scrap piece of watercolor paper, using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush markers. Trying to loosen up a bit.  It was too pretty to throw away, so I made it into a card.  The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design.

Made this gloomy day, not so gloomy.

Friday, March 24, 2017

You and Me

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic, wedding, love, couple
TGIF!!!  For real! 

A couple of weeks ago, I had to make a wedding shower card for a co-worker.  I must admit, I like how it turned out.

This card features the amazing digital image of "You and Me" from Tiddly Inks.  I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I added the three hearts with a punch.  The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design.

Make sure you visit the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog today for some more Fab Friday inspiration from the Tiddly Inkers.  You'll be so glad you did.

Enjoy the much deserved weekend y'all. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

You Rock

Maybe someone in your world rocks.  I know I am blessed to have several.  Why not give them a card to let them know that you know they rock.  Spread some kindness.  This world can sure use it.

This card is featured today on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog.  All this card taught me is that I need more Distress Inks.  I don't have them all, and had to dig into my I-don't-know-how-to-use-these Distress Crayons to get some colors I wanted.  Background was made with some acetate smooching.

I need to get through this week.  It is going to be a doozy, but I'm telling you there is a rainbow at the end...spring break!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fight Like A Girl!

Today we are honoring the Lou Daubney, our fearless Design Team Leader at Tiddly Inks.  She's got a battle going on, but we have no doubt she's going to come out the winner.

To let her know just how amazing and strong she is, Christy Croll has created this image "Lou-Fight Like A Girl" for us all to use and cheer our courageous Lou onto victory.  It is a freebie. You can find it here in the Tiddly Inks shop.

To make this card, I  printed the image and colored with Copic markers.  The ribbon image is from A Jillian Vance and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.  The border of patterned paper is from a scrap.  I have no idea who made it, lol.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stuffed Monkey

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, stuffed monkey
It's Tiddly Tuesday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!  This month the theme is "Animal Magic". 

For my card, I printed the stuffed animal image from the digital stamp set of "Monkey Around-Wryn".  I colored the image with Copic marker and added some Glossy Accents on his little heart patch.  I was trying to capture the texture of a stuffed animal.  I'm not sure I succeeded, but at least I thought about texture as I colored. 

Sure hope you join us this month for the challenge.  You can see some awesome Tiddly Inks Design Team creations and the challenge details on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Moon and Back

AJVD, Kecia Waters, galaxy, moon, Kuretake Gansai Tambi, moon and back
If you have been following me long enough, you know how I love to make ocean scenes on my cards.  Now, I'm going to add something to my "I LOVE DOING THIS" list...Galaxy Backgrounds.  These types of cards seemed to fill my social media streams last week and I just had to try my hand at one.  LOVE!!!!

I made this using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  I simply added blues and purples to a panel of Ranger watercolor paper.  Over and over again.  Blotting with a paper towel.  Sometimes heat-setting.  The final layer of color was black watercolor, blotted with a paper towel.  The result?  This background.  LOVE!!! 

The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design, stamped in Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder.  The "moon" is a result of sponging a Ranger mini ink blending foam repeatedly with Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink.  A few purple sequins were added, along with some dots of Copic White for the stars.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hopping With Fun

My friend needs a birthday card for her son who likes frogs.  I found this image I colored almost two years ago that I never made into a card.  Sometimes things just work perfectly when you don't plan things. 

The image is from the older stamp set "Rainy Day Fun" from Kraftin' Kimmie.  The sentiment is from DRS Designs. 

Here's hoping your upcoming week is hopping with fun.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Monkey Around

Tiddly Inks, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, monkey 
Here's a fab card for a Fab Friday at Tiddly Inks!

Yes, that's right.  I'm thinking this one is fabulous.  Am I allowed to say that?

I kept this card very CAS, because I truly didn't want to distract from this adorable digital image from Tiddly Inks called "Monkey Around".  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I added some little dots with Willow dye ink from Simon Says Stamps using a stamp from Stamps By Judith.  Just to give the background a bit of interest.

The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design.

And there you have it.  My fabulous contribution for Fab Friday.  (Gee, I wish I could say that all the time, LOL).

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Proud as a Peacock

There She Goes, Kecia Waters, peacock, Copic markers
I made this card just for fun.  Trying to get my coloring muse back.

I decided to you an image from There She Goes...oh how I miss that company!  This is from the set Zoo-pendous.  I am thrilled to have possession of many TSG sets, but in my warped thinking, I hardly ever ink any of them because I tell myself that I'm not worthy of them and I won't do them justice.  I'm a dork like that.  So, I guess you can say I'm proud of myself for just showing the image a little ink and love. 

The background was created with a MFT cover-up die. 

Perhaps I should ink up a few more animals in this set?  We'll see.

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