Copic Creations ~ We’ve got the BLUES!


Hello my long lost friends!    It seems like ages since I’ve posted.    Actually …  it HAS been ages!!    I’ve really missed you all.   

This card is for today’s  Copic Creations challenge  ~ Copic coloring of 

. . .  BLUES  . . .

     I think between the Bs, BGs and BVs there are more blue toned colors than any other in the Copic family.   If you’d like to see the always amazing Design Team’s favorite blue combos, be sure to pop over to the challenge blog.   You’ll definitely be inspired!

Our sponsor this week is the one and only Sugar Nellie!!    I seriously LOVE, love, love these images from the Simply Adorable collection, now available as DIGITAL images from Sugar Nellie 

And, after packing ALLLLL my craft supplies last week …  believe me, digis are SOOOOOOOO much easier to pack!   LOL  



This “simply adorable”  little girl is a Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable digi image called Connie.   She truly was a pleasure to color ~  I love images like this where the artist supplies lots of shading lines which really makes coloring them a JOY!     

***Edited to add:    The lovely background image is called Daffodil Dell  ~  a digi image from Make It Crafty!!

I hope you’ll join us for this challenge by including some BLUE Copic colors in your card ~  YOU could be the lucky winner of FOUR stamps from Sugar Nellie!!    All the details can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!    Saturday is “moving day”!!


Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ My favorite color


Isn’t she just GORJUSS?    🙂   I can’t tell you how much I love these Gorjuss Girl images!     This card is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge      The challenge is to follow the sketch shown below AND to include your favorite color!     Well, anyone who knows me ~ knows my favorite color is PURPLE!



Soooo adding my favorite color was VERY easy! 


The DP is from the Basic Grey collection ~ Fusion, Read Between the Lines.   I think the rest is self-explanatory.   Keep your fingers crossed that I win!   I’ve not been very lucky at these challenges!   😦     There is an awesome prize being offered – but, sorry – it’s my turn to win!   LOL


Copics Used:   V000, 15, 17;  YG00, 03, 23, 25; R000, 00, 11, 20, 30;  E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 15, 19, 93; YR14; W0, 1, 3

Sugar Bowl Challenge No. 24 – Zig Zag


Happy Friday!  

I loved the sketch this week for the Sugar Bowl Challenge  and thought I would give it a try … my first time!    The only requirements are that you follow the sketch, use a Sugar Nellie image and include some form of zig-zag.     All the details can be found here.   



I decided to use one of my very favorite Sugar Nellie images, one of the Gorguss Girls for my card.   For my zig zag, I used some black rik rak and the Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Pinking Circles.   The  DP is from Graphic 45 – you know how I feel about that! 

Today’s card went MUCH better than yesterday’s!    I appreciate all your kind comments on my lonnnnnng post yesterday …. but, I still don’t like the card!    🙂 



Thanks for stopping by today.   Hope you’re having a GREAT weekend!



Copics Used:   R000, 00, 11, 20, 30; E000, 00, 11, 41, 42;  N1, 3, 5;  W0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

A little birdie and a Gorjuss Girl! :)

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Yes, it’s another from my secret stash of Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls!   I truly love these images!   I also used some paper from my new-favorite company, Graphic 45 ~ their colors and patterns are so bright and vibrant ~ I’ve been collecting them wherever I can find them!   I do like the combination of blue and yellow too! 


Gojuss Girl

Gojuss Girl



I’ve added some metal brads from Spare Parts and the square shapes behind the main image are cut with my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.  The yellow lace is from Making Memories and the blue ribbon is from my stash ~ the dots were originally white, until I colored them yellow with my Copic marker!  🙂    The sentiment is computer generated.



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Thank you for visiting today!   I really appreciate it.   And, don’t forget to stop back on Wednesday for a new Copic Creations Challenge ~ yep, it will be the first of July already!!    🙂


Copics Used:   B23, 24, 29, 39; R000, 11, 20, 30; Y00, 11, 17, 21; YR00, 16, 23, 31;  E00, 50, 51, 53

There once was a little girl …

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Of all the Gorjuss Girl images I received from Heather, this one stood out as my very favorite!   Having raised two daughters, it was way too realistic!
A friend who has THREE daughters!!  ~ ages 10 to 16, also was VERY able to relate to this little girl!   So, I decided to make a card for her with this Gorjuss Girl, using one of my favorite poems from when I was young by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.   (I actually often quoted this to my daughters!).
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There once was a little girl ...

There once was a little girl ...

Just seeing this little girl with her arms crossed in that defiant stance ….any Mother who has had a daughter knows….. brought me back to the days of  my adolescent girls!!    Fun, fun, fun!    (Although, I must say both of my daughters turned out pretty amazing, considering what we went through!    🙂

I added the rest of the poem to the inside of the card ~
 When she was good ...
I hope you’re having a good weekend!   Thank you so much for stopping by today …  can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!     🙂

A bit of Inspiration…

Gorguss Girl
Gorjuss Girl

Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration from your friends!   I was so inspired by the card I received from Heather that I just had color one of the Gorjuss Girls she sent along to me!!   Wow, I think I have a new addiction.  The GG stamps are so much fun to color!  I love when most of the areas to be highlighted are pretty obvious…it certainly helps me!  

Missing You

Missing You

The sentiment was made in the Wordart section of Word.  And, the very cool beaded flowers are from Michael’s wedding section! 

Thanks for dropping by today….hope you are having a good weekend!    Tomorrow is garden day…I hope it’s safe cuz you never know with Wisconsin weather!   Wish me luck!


 Stamps: Sugar Nellie, Gorjuss Girls, Sitting Sugar Nellie     

Paper:  Neenah, Solar white cs;

                 BG, Perhaps Julia & Dancing Shoes dp;

                Misc. green & pink cs               

Ink:     Memento, black;

            Distress, peeled paint 

Accessories:  Computer generated sentiment;

                      Spellbinders Nestabilities, various;

                     MS twill tape – silver sage; Self-adhesive

                     Half pearls; Misc. white satin ribbon;

                     Corner punch; Signo White gel pen                                          

Copics:   Hair – YR 20, YR23, YR31

                 Face/Skin – YR00, E000, E00, R11, R30

                Dress & tights – RV00, R81, R83, R85

               Outlining – W3, W4, YG11