Friday, June 15, 2012

4th of July Witch

This is a witch from the digi stamps set from ScrapItPlus.  It is called "Everyday Kids Witch".   (  e-store)  She is new, and I couldn't wait to color her, but it is only JULY. . . witches are for October.

 Then it hit me.  We have a family "Christmas in July" every year.  So why can't I have a "Witch in July" this year.  I got out my Copics and off I went. Her skin looks actually more washed out that she really is.  Oh well.   I also forgot to add the blush.  (My new motto is to EMBRACE IMPERFECTION-- so I had better do that.

I added BoBunny paper to the background, and decided to either send it as a card or make it a 6"X6" wall art.

I used these colors:

Skin:  E000, E00, E01, E02  (Oops, forgot the blush)
Blues:  B93, B95, B97, Deep shadow:  B99
Reds:  R22 (Base), R27 and R59 for Deep shadow
Lips:  R22
Shoes:  C3, C5
White:  paper color (I should have added C0 for slight shadow on white.  OOPS
Stars:  White gel pen -- Uniball   Signo

I "fussy cut" her out.  One thing nice about most of the Everyday Kids, they are soooo easy to cut out.
Most of the images come in three sizes -- and the Everyday Kids Witch is no exception.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Green Green Green -- We colored GREEN -- with YG21, 23, 25, 45 --

Oh, how I love those DRAGONS -- and I am NOT a dragon person.  You should see the two NEW ones that are ALMOST done.

Here is Dragon Jill Swinging -- surrounded by the beautiful Spellbinder dies.  I have totally fallen in love with the new Spellbinder dies.  And I am REALLY excited about the larger Grand Caliber dies.  They just keep making things bigger.

And, of course, there had to be a scrapbooking girl in the Everyday Kids Series.  She had to be green, too.

And how do you like the Feather embellishment?  WOW

If you want to purchase the digi images, go to  (e-store).  They each come in three sizes -- perfect for many occasions.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hair Hair Hair -- How do you color hair, and what markers do you need?  One of the biggest question we get is what markers do I used for hair.  Now, I am going to give you some answers.

 Real hair has many many colors.   I decided to get logical about this question.  To begin with, I am going to post hair using color families. 

So watch this post, or go to my Pinterest board  (

The first color family I am using is the Earth tones in the 20's.  This family of browns tend to be warm.  Some look almost blond going to a brown, brunette, and auburn.  The markers I used are E21,23,25,27,29.  I colored the base coat first.  The first color listed is the base coat.  Then progressed on.  See the YouTube video to check it out.

E-mail me at and I will e-mail you this image and a blank image to color your own free of charge.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oh my gosh.  I got these new dies that make windows and shutters.  I could hardly wait to use it.  We have over 60 EVERYDAY KIDS digi prints.   This is just one of them.  I call it "Girl with Tulips"  I actually made it for my mom, as she loves to garden, and loves dogs.  So I colored two of the 17 dogs we have in digi stamps to look like our Mocah and Latte.

Then, of course, I had to make curtains out of vellum, and grass out of some scrap paper.  After I made it as a card, I am thinking about putting it in a scrapbook for her, as I have other Everyday kids that remind me of her.

We sell the digi image at

Thursday, May 17, 2012

We have a new series, called Dragons, Dragons, Dragons.  These were so much fun to color using the Copic Markers.

I used these colors:

Dragon, leaves Green  YG21, 23,25,45
Dragon:  Violet:  V12,15,17
Pot:  E11,13,15,17
Flower:  Y13,17,19

I don't know I first made this in to a card -- 6X6, but have decided I am going to make it in to a wall hanging-- with a series of three dragons.  I think that will be fun.

I added a photo of the  2nd and third dragon -- wow, am I loving these.  They are so easy and so much fun to color. 

You can buy the images at -- e-store.


OK -- took the sentiments off, pasted to 6X6 chip  board, punched holes, added rings and ribbon -- cards turned in to wall hanging . . .  I have a grand nephew that would LOVE it. . .but he would want to color it  himself.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

OOPS Dream

This card was done with TWO images -- OOPS (little boy)  and Horse Fancy (horse Head)
I have a video of coloring the horse head -- when it is posted to YouTube I will change this post and tell you where to find it.

These two images are two of my favorites from ScrapItPlus.  Actually, they are two I had in my head for the artist to draw.  And all I can say is WOW -- Can she read my mind.

The digi images come in three sizes -- and can be purchased at (e-store)


Monday, April 16, 2012

Horse Fancy

This was so much fun.  I sat down with Jennifer Aldridge, our artist, and said I wanted a horses head that looked very ethereal -- one I would like to frame and hang in my home. This is what she came up with.  I immediately fell in love with it.  It is sold in three sizes, but I have larger sizes because I am going to color one and frame it for my home.

If you want this digi image in Black and White, it is sold in the three sizes (2, 3, 4 inches) at (e-store)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cheerleader1 with Granddaughter

I love the Everyday Kids digi stamp Series by ScrapItPlus.  You get three sizes of these great kids.  This one is the middle size, just perfect for this 6X6 card. I can hardly wait to do a scrap booking page with the same idea

See  (e-store) for this digi image.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Everyday Kids -- Cowgirl

Everyday Kids - Cheerleader

The first digi image I colored from the Everyday Kids series was this cheerleader.  Our school colors are orange and black and the local scrapbooking store had custom TIGERS paper.  So this was so easy to put together.  Plus, I have a new picture of my 6 year old granddaughter being the "Cheerleader" for the Christian Football team.  So, I have to scrap it as well.    This image is just one of the EVERYDAY KIDs series. It was so much fun to color with Copic Markers.   To see more information go to If you follow the blog, you will get a free digi image from ScrapItPlus.

I used the following:  I have decided to do the skin and hair first on all of my images.  If I make mistakes on those, I can start over.

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R30
Orange:  YR02, 07
Black/Grey outfit:  N0,1,3.5
Hair:  Y21,23, YR23, E13, E27
Lips:  R21,22

To see more information go to If you follow the blog, you will get a free digi image from ScrapItPlus.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Everyday Kids -- Baker

ScrapItPlus has introduced a new series of digi stamps called "Everyday Kids".  This one is called Everyday Kids-- Baker.  This blog is all about Copic Markers and coloring with Copic Markers.  It is about how to learn or improve your coloring with Copic Markers.  We aren't always "spot on" with our coloring-- we just try to be.

It was just so much fun coloring this image.  I will have to admit that portraying "white" as in the baker's outfit is not easy, but I did NOT do a very good job on this one.  To make white look white, you use greys -- C00, C0, C1 -- I just kept adding more and more greys.  I decided not to redo it, as I have many more to color.  So, I decided this outfit had been washed way too many times, and had turned grey.  So work with me, OK?

To buy this cute image, go to (e-store) ($2.99).  The image comes in three sizes, as do all of the  Everyday Kids -- approx, 4.5", 3.5" and 2.75".  So you have one for a scrapbooking page, a card, or a fun calendar or altered art.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cup Cakes

This digi image can be purchased in from for $2.99.  It comes in three sizes for all of your needs.

This image was colored with the following Copic Markers:


Schnauzer dog

 This digi image of the Schnauzer can be purchased at for $2.99.  It comes in three sizes and will be e-mailed to you after payment is received.

The dog was colored with Copic Markers:

Colorless Blender 0

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cowgirl Jumping

Here is a card using the digi image:   Cowgirl Jumping  You can buy the digi image in four sizes at (e-store) -- $2.99

Hair:  Y21, Y26, E47
Red:  R46
"White" shirt:  E0000, E000, E40,E41
Brown spots:  I started with greys and dark greys (N1,N3,N5 -- then decided to \cover with E27
Skin:  E00, E11

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Maltese -- Best of Show

I created this card, using the new digi stamp "Maltese" -- by ScrapItPlus.  You can buy the digi image at  (e-store)

I colored it with Copic Markers:  C1, C3, C5

I used Spellbinders to cut the beautiful frame, and textured background paper.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Elephant Toy

I have used the digi image "Elephant Toy" from ScrapItPlus.  (  It comes in three sizes:  4",  3",  2". 

The Copic Markers I used were the following:

BG000, BG01, BG05,
RV10, RV11

2nd Card:
YG11, YG13

Friday, March 16, 2012

Barn and Tractor

Here is a card with two digi images -- a barn and a tractor.

To buy these digi images, go to (e-store).  They are each $2.99 and come in a variety of sizes.

I used only two Copic Markers B41-45 to color this image


This digi image can be purchased at  (e-store)  It comes in three sizes.
This image was colored with Copic Markers.
E11, 13, 15, 17.

The circling method was used to lay down the base color (E11)  Then the flicking method of blending was used in the shadows.

Golden Lab

German Shepard and Lab

Here is a card I did with the German Shepard and a Choc lab. Both images can be purchased at  ($2.99 each)

 I do not remember how I colored the chocolate lab as I was playing with colors, and forgot to write it down.
 The coloring of the German Shepard can be seen at this video on YouTube:
CopicClassroom channel
Copic Markers Animal color Dog German Shepard

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Poodle #1

This digi image, Poodle#1, by ScrapItPlus can be purchased at (e-store).    It was colored with C1,C3, C5.

Shih Tzu

This image can be colored in as many ways as you want.

I colored 5 of them one night -- looking at pictures on the internet to see the coloration.

I used these colors:

E30, 31,33, as well as white gel pen and C2

I also colored one picture with

E40, 41,42,43 -- which gives a more grey look (taupe)

Then another one I added W3,5 to look more like MY Shih Tzu

This image can be purchased at (e-store)

Hope you enjoy it -- Watch for more pictures of different breeds.


Collie dog

This Collie dog was colored with Copic Markers --

The digi image can be purchased from  (e-store) for $2.99
It comes in three sizes.  We also show you how to color it if you want it to have a "furry" look

You can also view how to color it on Youtube:  CopicClassroom Channell


Collie Pt 2 – Coloring Fur and Hair

Collie pt2 Coloring Fur and Hair with Copic Markers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Here is an image of a tractor -- colored like a Massey Harris 30 (Ferguson) -- but the tractor looks like an old John Deere --

But, whatever it is, I still hear the putt putt of that two cylinder John Deere tractor going down the road.

This image can be purchased at  (e-store). . . for $2.99.

The colors used were the following:

Red's  R24,27,29,89
Yellow:  15,18
Greys:  C1, W1,3,5,7

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Flower of the Year Violet Feb

To buy this digi image ($2.99) , go to -- e-store.

The violet was colored with the following colors:

Flower:  BV11, 13, 17
Y 17,18
Leaves:  YG 11,13
               G 14,

The vase is cut with a Stamping Up Punch -- the Ornament.