Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Goodbye to September, and as always lots of fun links

Hello and happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope that you are enjoying the last few days of September....where did the month go?  We are in the middle of a heat wave, go figure.  Our summer was cool and now we need AC, it is just typical CA weather, you never know what is around the corner : )

Onto stamping stuff : )  Susana's store is open for business and loaded with all sorts of cool new items, make sure you take a moment or two to stop by her store.  And speaking of Susana....SCACD is having a new release set for this week!  Of course we will be having a blog hop, so make sure you stop by here on Thursday, but before then make sure to leave a comment over at the "Follow your Heart" blog to win some really great blog candy.  The new release is called "The girls are back in town," and you are going to love these cute new images!

Oh, and I have some very special blog candy for you on Thursday as well.  Two people will win a portable Copic Storage bag....here is a picture of what two lucky people will win (you will need to leave a comment on my Thursday post which of course will be posted on Thursday the 30th):

From 2010-09-26

From 2010-09-26

As you can see the bag holds quite a few copics for when you are going to a crop or out for a crafting night.  You can also use the bag for other pens/pencils as well.  Remember though....you will need to come back on Thursday to enter for the blog candy : )

This week I have three cards to share with you:

From 2010-09-21

The image above was colored with Copic markers and cut out, then I cut out a background with my nesties, ran the shapes through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder and put the whole thing together.  I love to use that Elisabeth Bell image (called "New Friends"), especially as it can be used so many different ways, like I did on this card (we had a Christmas Challenge on the DT blog), spring, summer, just about any season you can imagine.

From 2010-09-26

From 2010-09-26

The two images above were created using the Viva Decor Modeling Cream with stencils (here and here) from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  I wanted to make two cards that were quick, but also had some "wow" factor to them as well, the Viva Decor really adds the wow to the cards : )

Ok, now how about some great links today?  I have a whole mix for you today : )

Copics:  Another great link to general information about Copics.  I post these links because everyone has their own certain likes/dislikes and it is always good to see a variety of opinions on things : )

UPDATE:  This link appears to be down as of 9/29, I am going to keep checking to see if the website comes back online.  Thanks to Gail for the heads up : ) Free Online Magazine:  You are going to LOVE this magazine, found it last week and already can't wait for the new edition : )

Simplicity:  Love this site!  The link takes you to all the posts that discuss design elements, make sure to go to the full blog and see all sorts of great posts.

Papercrafts by Rach:  Wonderful Copic tutorial on the link, one can never get enough of examples on how to use Copic markers : ) And here is another Copic video worth your time.

Copic Color Combinations:  Go down a little bit in the post and you will see a very nice copic color combination chart to print out and use.  (I think this is fairly recent as I visit this site all the time.)

Colored Pencil Links: Wonderful collection of all things colored pencils (which, as you know, are also one of my favorite ways to color images).

Foam Board Copic Storage:  WOW, WOW, WOW!  I might even try making one of these, make sure to read the whole post because she also has a link to an ink pad storage unit you can make!


slbt17 said...

WOW! love the cards - that modeling cream really makes a striking card!
Thanks for all the links!

Sheri said...

Love your cards! Can you tell me where to buy one of the copic take along bags?

Kelley said...

I love the way you used the Nesties along with the stamps.
I'm just starting to do paper punching, Spellbinders and Copics,
so I'm a bit overwhelmed but having a good time learning all the new techniques. Your cards are just gorgeous!

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