Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tiddly Tuesday and a New Challenge!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today is Tuesday and that means new challenge at Tiddly Inks.  The challenge is use your favorite Tiddly Ink image!!! Now, that's an easy challenge...unless you can't pick one favorite :D  It was hard for me too.  In the end I chose this adorable couple because it really does remind me of hubs and I.  The image is called You and Me.
I added a number of fun embellishments and lace.  The lace is from Ribbon Carousel.  And the gorgeous brown flower was from my sweet friend Pam at The Bug Bytes.  Thanks Pam! 

Head over to Tiddly Inks and pick out your favorite image then join us for our fun challenge!

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Tutorial - Creating Tags with Various Inks!

Hi ya everyone!
  I created this fun tag for a tutorial over on the Created from Color blog.  Want to know how fun and easy this is?  Head over and check it out right HERE!  Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Basic and Advanced Class Registration OPEN!

Hi ya everyone!
  At Created from Color we have open registration for both our Basic and Advanced Class.  The basic class offers all of the basic information to get you started with your Copic markers.  We won't just get you started but take you to a new level in your coloring.  Our techniques are those taught in Copic Certification courses.  Though, you will not receive a certificate from Copic, you will understand how your markers work from the comfort of your own home.  The Advanced class goes into more elaborate information surrounding your Copics for those that have been using Copics and understand their basics.

I wanted to share the clear difference in a beginner that took our class.  Brenda at Infinite Possibilities was a fabulous student, completing homework and practicing.  This shows in her work at the beginning and at the end!
As you can see her coloring was pretty in the beginning.  However, in the end she added much more contrast, new how to blend her markers and add details to make the image come alive!

Kristy of Some Odd Girl and I are the instructors.  We offer one one one assistance, a fabulous forum, and communication through Facebook and email.  Also for both classes, we have downloadable content and the ability to print all the written information for your use once the class is over!

Please head over to the registration page for Basic OR Advanced and check out all the wonderful details!  We'd love to have you in our class. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello Sunshine!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today, I created a sweet little shaped card using this adorable stamp I got from MarkerPop.  The clear stamp is from Stampavie called Little Toby Watering the Roses, and the twine is also from MarkerPop.  I colored her in my Copics of course and used my Spellbinders dies to create this fun shaped card!
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  I love making shaped cards and you can learn more on my YouTube page about how to create a nice shaped card here and here!
Also, we have a fun challenge happening at MarkerPop right now - Sepia or Black and White - won't you join us?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shaped Card fun and Tiddly Inks!

Hi ya everyone!
Today I'm sharing at The Bug Bytes a simple shaped card I made with the adorable new stamps from Tiddly Inks.  The set is called Hang in There and features a little girl hanging upside down in a tree.  However, I used some of the accents to create this card with my Cuttlebug and a few Spellbinders Dies.  I created a simple video for you too I hope you enjoy!

In addition Tiddly Inks is having a GORGEOUS new release today called Fantasy Friends!  Please scroll down to my next post to see those!  Here's a sneaky of one creation I made!

Tiddly Inks Fantasy Friends Release!!!

Hi ya everyone!
  I'm so excited for today as Christy Croll of Tiddly Inks has created a GORGEOUS line of new digital images called Fantasy Friends.  Each is gorgeous and unique.  I have two cards to share with you from the new release!  The first is using Magda!
I think she's beautiful and wanted to give her a nice soft place to reside.  I used a paper from Wild Rose Studio and some lace from Ribbon Carousel.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot.
My next creation also uses one of the adorable new images!
Her hair was so much fun to color!  I also love that she's not a typical gal and where's boots with her fancy dress...that's my kind of girl!
Head over to the Tiddly Inks blog to see what everyone created...then go pick up a few for yourself.  There are dragons and unicorns too!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

School's coming soon - Some Odd Girl Release

Hi ya everyone!
  There is an adorable new release at Some Odd Girl so you can get a head start on things for school.  I made this card using Teacher's Pet Tia for my daughters new teacher.  I think a Hello sentiment is perfect for a new teacher card too!
I'm not entirely sure why I colored her in black and white with a pop of color in the apple other then I thought it might be fun.  I like doing black and white occasionally and it helps me when I'm in a time crunch as I don't have to match all my Copics to my papers.  The paper is Graphic 45 ABC Primer. 

Please stop by Some Odd Girl and see all of our fabulous creations from the design team all week so you can see the adorable new release!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A treat bag box?

Hi everyone! I want to share a little bag project I made with the ADORABLE clear stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Tilly with Gift. Tilly is such a cutie and so fun to color. I stamped him in Memento Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Paper.
If you've never purchased a Wild Rose Studio clear stamp before, I must tell you the quality of these is impeccable. Each I've used has stamped so clean and clear. They are among my top favorite stamp companies! They have a number of cute stamps but also a line of paper I love.
The design paper I used for the bag is from My Mind's Eye. I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers for the bag and you can find it here.  I used a number of Copics to color Tilly in matching colors to my design paper. I always chose my paper and then match my Copics using my color chart. I would highly suggest doing this. Initially, I did not and once I did I noticed a huge difference in how my creations appeared. Matching the Copics (or any marker/pencil) really goes a long way.
I hope you enjoyed today's treat bag and I hope I've inspired you to create your own using an adorable stamp from MarkerPop!
Don't forget to join us for our Sepia/Black and White Challenge this week! Creating in this color scheme really makes a special project. Can't wait to see what you create.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

GIVEAWAY at MarkerPop!

The fabulous Ashley at MarkerPop is having a flash giveaway! WASHI TAPE - it's all the rage right now and you don't want to miss your chance to get some for FREE!!!

Also, it is on our blog homepage.

 GIFTAWAY ALERT! We're giving away 3 washi/fabric tapes of your choice!

In the spirit of Washi & Fabric demonstration this week from our lovely design team (don't forget to checkout Kelli post today). We're giving away 3 washi/fabric tape of your choice. How to enter?

Let us know what is your favorite washi tape pattern.
1. Leave a comment on Facebook.
2. Leave a comment on any of our post this week on blog.markerpop.com.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NEW CLEAR RELEASE at Tiddly Inks!!!

Hi ya everyone!
 It's a NEW CLEAR release at Tiddly Inks today!!! You MUST see all the adorable images Christy has in store for you!  I'm going to show them to you here!  But I also you want to look at all the adorable samples Christy has on her blog!

All of these cuties can be found in the Tiddly Inks shop right HERE!!!  I love all the adorable extras that come with each stamp set! 
Also, we have a fun sketch challenge happening right now on the Challenge blog - the card above is from the fun sketch!  Won't you join us!?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Awesomeness - MarkerPop's NEW Challenge!

Hi ya everyone!
  MarkerPop Blog has a fun new challenge today, Sepia or Black and White!  I went with a Sepia tone and used some of my new favorite paper from Simple Stories called Documented.  The image is a Stamping Bella image called Uptown Girl Nibbling on Chocolate!
I colored her in all earth tone Copics!
Please join us for our challenge!

Life is GOOD!

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing over at She's A Sassy Lady and Cricut is Close to My Heart.  I created a simple tag using Close to my Heart stamps that I purchased from our very own, Sheila!  I made a brief video explaining how I went about creating this fun but simple tag.

For this project you will need the following items:

Die Cut Maching
Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates Die
Close to My Heart - Splendid Day stamp set
Close to My Heart - Dotty for You paper
Close to My Heart - Bohemian Assortment
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters and Antique Linen
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Fibers - such as twine

Now on to the video!

Thanks for stopping by today!  For more fun projects head over to She's A Sassy Lady and Cricut is Close to My Heart.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

CLEAR STAMPS at Tiddly Ink!!!

Hey ya everyone!
  Have you heard the awesome news!?  Tiddly Inks in physical form!!! WHOOP!  In honor of this awesome release that happens Tuesday on July 17th Christy is having a giveaway!!!  You don't want to miss it! 
Also, the design team has been hard at work preparing samples for your viewing pleasure!  They will all be available on Christy's blog on July 17th!
Here's a sneeky peak of one of my cards!!!  Please join us for the fun on Tiddly Tuesday!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Color Me a Rainbow - New release at Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  A new colorful fairy in town today from Some Odd Girl - Rainbow Fairy!  She's a joy to color!  I had so much fun with the colors and papers here.
I chose Echo Park paper because of all the fabulous color and then colored my fairy in Copics.  I added a bit of glitter at the end and a bit of lace and twill ribbon.  Head over to see what the other Odd Girls did with this gorgeous image!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goodnight - Tiddly Inks Adorable new Wryn!

Hi ya everyone!
  There is an ADORABLE new release at Tiddly Inks!  Look how sweet this Wryn is...you can also her alone sitting reading if all the coloring is not your style!  This is Sweet Dreams Wryn.  I love this image and decided to make a 5x5 card with her!
The sentiment is actually from My Craft Spot.  I used some adorable My Minds Eye paper too.  Head over to Tiddly Inks and pick up a Wryn of your own!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fairies at Some Odd Girl - Meet Blossom!

Hi ya everyone!
  There is a new fairy release this week at Some Odd Girl!  Fairies seem to be so popular and Kristy creator and owner of Some Odd Girl is really phenomenal at drawing them!  I paired her with some Echo Park paper.
 I am so loving the twill ribbon right now too!  I used the sentiment from Nouveau Girl - Grow.  Join us all this week at Some Odd Girl for the release!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Created from Color Basic Class Registration Open

Hi ya everyone!
  I'm posting today to let you now if you've been on the cuff of deciding to take our class, registration is now open for the Basic Class.  We offer a number of fabulous lessons that span a 7 week period.  Each class will help you to understand your markers better.  Created from Color offers a forum for discussing the lessons and any questions you might, a gallery to post all your work for critique, and downloadable content for practice.  Kristy and I are also available via email for any concerns. 

We are both really proud of this Basic class we've put together.  I'm going to share with you one student's amazing success!  She practiced and completed each homework!  This is really important to notice improvement in your coloring. 

Meet Brenda and her gorgeous before and after image from our class!  You must visit her blog - Infinite Possibilities - to see her gorgeous creations!

There is a clear difference from her first image that is a bit flat to her final image that has come to life!  If you'd like more information regarding our Basic Class that is now open for registration visit the Created from Color blog.  We also have posts periodically throughout the week to share techniques and information regarding your Copics!  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A little about us...

Hi ya everyone!
  After celebrating the fourth yesterday, I decided to do something a bit different.  I never really talk too much about my wonderful family.  Today however, I'm sharing with you a small part of my life.  These are the three people that surround me on a daily basis and I could not be more happy with my life.
We had a great day celebrating with family, ate YUMMY food, and just enjoyed the sunshine.  My two girls enjoyed all the fun kids in the neighborhood and hubby and I just relaxed.
My oldest, Anna, thoroughly enjoyed her bike!
While her sister enjoyed some fruit punch (very novel for her :D).  In all we had such a wonderful day and I'm thankful for the little things that I get to experience everyday with these three very special people.  I hope you enjoyed your day too!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

OH so romantic - MarkerPop post

Hi ya everyone!!
  Happy 4th of July to all my USA followers, although the card I'm sharing with you doesn't fit today's holiday :D  I'm SUPER excited that iCopic has a new name - MarkerPop.  The shop owner, Ashley,  really wanted to have a name that incorporated ALL their products.  They sell a number of fabulous options for coloring.  I don't know if you know this - but MarkerPop has the best customer service AND quick shipping!  I was a customer before I was on the design team!
For more details on this card, including how I gave her fabulous sparkly eyes, what Some Odd Girl image this is, and what paper - head over to the MarkerPop Blog!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th - Tiddly Inks Color Challenge

Hi ya everyone! 
  We have a new challenge at Tiddly Inks starting today!  Red, white and blue!  We realize that only those in the USA celebrate the fourth so we thought we could celebrate with everyone by having a COLOR challenge!  I chose to use one of the new Wryns - Patriotic Wryn!
It's a bit hard to see, but there is a star pin too!  I loved creating this fun card with my Authentic paper I received from MarkerPop.  The twill ribbon is also a new favorite of mine.  Of course I used my Copics to color up this sweetie!  Won't you come join us for our new challenge at Tiddly Inks

OH, we have an ADORABLE new image to share with you today too - Thank You Beary Much!  She's BEARY sweet and ONLY $1!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

MarkerPop Blog Hop and Fun!!!!

Hi ya everyone and welcome to the MarkerPop Launch Party Blog Hop!!! Today, we celebrate because iCopic has a new name, MarkerPop: The Home of Premium Markers + Lots More! MarkerPop is still the same great company that you've come to know and love, just with a fun new look and name! Please be sure to check out all that is in store at MarkerPop. We even have a new MarkerPop Challenge that's starting TODAY! The MarkerPop challenge will start every Monday and is designed to inspire you! And in true MarkerPop fashion, there will be a fabulous prize every week for one lucky participant. There is always something new and exciting at MarkerPop. Keep up with us daily at the MarkerPop Blog, where we will be posting new projects each day.

For our blog hop today, we are sharing our projects to go along with our first MarkerPop Challenge theme: Fur/Hair coloring.

Here's my project using the adorable squirrel, acorn and sentiment from the Some Odd Girl set called Nutsy Kaylee!
The challenge is to color fur and I thought this adorable cutie was perfect.  I used a number of earth tone browns for this image - all of which can be found HERE!
I have to say that MarkerPop really has GREAT customer service.  I started off as a customer and loved the company so much I knew I wanted to design for them if possible.  Truly fabulous service, quick shipping, and quick with answers to questions!
I hope that I've inspired you to join in on the hop. Be sure to head back to the MarkerPop Blog when you are done hopping so you can play along with our challenge this week - fur/hair! Click below for the next blog!