Friday, September 30, 2011

Drop on in tomorrow!!!!

National Card Making Day!!

Join us Saturday, October 1st: 10am – 3pm

Sit with our Designers & make an adorable card

(limit one card per person – while supplies last)

In lieu of any fees for this event we are asking that you bring in some canned goods to help support our local Food Bank. Together we will help those who need it most before the cold winter hits!!

Let’s see how much food we can collect!!

Door prizes every ½ hour from 10am – 3pm

Grand Prize: Vagabond Machine by Tim Holtz!!

In-Store Specials …. Hope to see you there!!

(You must be 18 years or older to enter our draws today)

Please come to this FREE event and join in the celebration!!!

Fall Flower

Happy Friday!

By now you all probably know that I love flowers and elegant stuff. I can't help it, it is just my style.

For today's card I have used my Cricut, I have to admit, my Cricut doesn't get used much, I do use it for my scrapbooks but hardly ever for my cards.....but now I have pulled out all the little books and I am going through them, oh boy, so many things I wanna try and so little time.

The cartridge used here is called Sentimentals, the frame and tag are cut with it.

The flower is made with Spellbinders, Carnation Creations, the set has 7 flowers and 3 leaves.

I cut out all the flowers, inked them up, shaped them with the Punch a bunch flower tool kit, you can find it HERE, and put it together with the 450 glue.

For the other supplies: -Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folder

-Just Rite , you inspire me stampset for the sentiment

-Oval large and scalloped oval large Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, Anja

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Hi! Jeanne here today with a fun summer card using Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Carlos.


2nd Annual Krafty Day with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

You don't want to miss this!!

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 from 9am-9pm
Best Western Stoneridge Inn in Lambeth, Ontario

- 12 hours of Krafty Fun!

- lots of kroppin' and kraftin' space,
so be sure to bring your projects to work on!

- exclusive KKS tote bag with stampin' goodies!

- special edition KKS stamp to commemorate the occasion!

- coffee, tea, juice, breakfast pastries and cookies for snack times!

(you will be on your own for lunch/supper, restaurant on site or bring your own)

- four awesome make and takes featuring KKS!

- meet several of our talented Krafty Girls, including the amazing Annie Rodrigue!!

- Draws and Door Prizes!

- Scrappin' Great Deals store on site for all your Copic needs!

- and of course, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps including
our NEW October release stamps, just for YOU!

$60 per person
**Space is LIMITED**

Tickets can be purchased here or in person at Scrappin' Great Deals (cash only)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Come See Us on Saturday!!!

National Card Making Day!!

Join us Saturday, October 1st: 10am – 3pm

Sit with our Designers & make an adorable card

(limit one card per person – while supplies last)

In lieu of any fees for this event we are asking that you bring in some canned goods to help support our local Food Bank. Together we will help those who need it most before the cold winter hits!!

Let’s see how much food we can collect!!

Door prizes every ½ hour from 10am – 3pm

Grand Prize: Vagabond Machine by Tim Holtz!!

In-Store Specials …. Hope to see you there!!

(You must be 18 years or older to enter our draws today)

Please come to this FREE event and join in the celebration!!!


**Please scroll down to see Kim's MIND BLOWING altered crayon box tutorial!**

Look what is in stock now!!!!! I am going to get mine shortly....

**Please scroll down to see Kim's MIND BLOWING altered crayon box tutorial!**

Sizzix and Hero Arts have teamed up to bring you stamp sets with accompanying dies or embossing folders!! How amazing is that??!!

Here are a couple of the sets that Scrappin' Great Deals is carrying:

For a complete list of what we now have in stock click HERE!!

We also found this video put together by Hero Arts that demonstrates what you can do with these fabulous sets!: don't buy them all before I get there okay??

Cheers, Andrea

Crayon Box

Hi Everyone,
Remember I posted my Graphic45 box that took me 7 hours to make. Well this week it took me 2 hours to make, and that is including putting gesso on the box and painting it. My husband was good enough to paint it for me. Once the paint was dry I could decorate it. I just changed the front up a bit. Love it. If there is enough interested, I will do it as a class.

This is the size for the crayon box. I didn't find them at Walmart, I got it at Staples. (Forgot to take a picture before my hubby painted the outside).

This is the Gesso and acrylic paint that I used for the outside.

Ready to be decorated.

I used Graphic45 paper ABC Primer
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

I know we have all seen this lovely Wedded Bliss stamp from Flourishes before but I couldn't help it! I had to buy it. It is just so simple, stylish and timeless! I paired it up with some new Bo-Bunny Paper - the line is Et Cetera.

I stamped the image and sentiment in the new Mixed Media Ink. The image was stamped on Neenah paper and actually dried really quickly - much quicker than I had anticipated because I had wanted to emboss the image. The sentiment dried slower on regular Bazzill cardstock. I finished the card up with some pebble candy dots.

I gave this card to my hubby today for our anniversary! I won't show you the mushy stuff on the inside! Have a fantastic day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Prima Printery


I have to warn you - that with this new line - it was Love at First Sight!

Welcome to the stunningly gorgeous world of Prima Printery!  I feel like these designers must have gone into my head somehow and designed my perfect line of products.  Please note that before I wrote this blog - I first went into the store and bought as many pieces as I could carry so as not to run out!

This was a commissioned card I made this weekend and quickly snapped a few photos before it went out the door.

This is my perfect style.  Old, European, French, Antiquey.  I adore it!  I've used several My Favorite Things (MFT) dies, as well as a favourite Spellbinders Nestabilities set.  Aside from the adhesive and some Glimmermist (you can see the shimmer on the frame), the rest is 100% Prima Printery! 

I've used the paper (I admit - full addiction to 6 x 6 paper pads), the jewels, and the stunning little tiles.  About the only thing I didn't use (and that's because I forgot) is the gorgeous flowers!

Happy stamping!

There's no place like home

Another Share for you today!!! I picked up this AMAZING...........can you say AMAZING Graphic45 Magic of Oz Collection Paper when I was up for a visit to SGD in August. I have to tell you that The Wizard of Oz is my ALL TIME Favourite move, so I squealed with excitement when I saw this Fabbooooo Release from Graphic 45.

I have been teased a little over the years for admitting how much I love the Wizard of Oz, but was validated when I discovered that it is apparently Johnny Depp's favourite movie as well. Well you don't get much cooler than Johnny Depp in my eyes!!!!

Each Wednesday I get  a notification for the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers

When I saw the sketch, I knew it would be perfect to display these fun cutouts from the Journey to Oz paper.
I also used the reverse side of Tender Hearted Tin Man and the Yummy Gingham from Yellow Brick Road

You can get the whole collection of papers in 12x12 and 8x8

I used the long Chipboard Sentiment from The Magic of Oz Tags 2. I sponged Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Ink to all the edges to soften them a wee bit. Lastly, I took the Tiny Oz Symbol from The Magic of Oz Tags 1 Collection. A little Stitching just sets everything off I think!

Finished Card is 8.5 x 5.5..........had to make it big to fit it all in!

Have fun creating~


Saturday, September 24, 2011

I am loving the MFT stamps with matching dies...drool!

**Don't forget to day is our Garage Sale! Come and find amazing deals on craft items. Saturday and Sunday only!**

I have to admit I feel so happy each and every time I look at this card. I am not sure what I love more about it..the look and colours or how darn fast it was made lol!

I showed how to make this card at one of our Therapy Thursday sessions. If you haven't been to one yet come and join us at our next one! They are each Thursday at 1pm and we either show you how to use a product we carry or sometimes we just make fun crafts. The ladies that join us are a hoot!!

Okay back to this happy card. I used one of the MFT stamp and die sets called 'You Move Me'. I have to admit when I just looked at it I was completely underwhelmed. Sheila wanted me to try it out on a Thursday as they were new to our store and Sarah was going crazy over them. So of course I had to try it. Cut out my shape..stamped my sentiment in the fun font using black Versafine and voila! Head over heels in love! We actually sold out of them after using them with the ladies on a Thursday but luckily now have more in stock. 
My card base is Patina Bazzill and Sunbeam Bazzill for my yellow layer. I used both sides of the 'Home Tweet Home' paper from My Little Shoe Box. I think I am going to have to grab some more to hoard in my stash lol! The moon and clouds were cut out of white Bazzill using the dies included in the stamp set then stickled. I stamped some stars from the set using Versafine again and added some twine to finish it up. 

At how often this card makes me happy- I think I have to keep it in my craftroom all to myself hee hee!

Off to the Garage Sale I go! Andi  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fall card

Happy Friday to all of you!! Are you loving this fall weather too? I can already see some leaves changing colour, hopefully it will be a long time before we see snow!

Today I am sharing with you a Thanksgiving card, I hope you can see the nice, gold shimmer on the embossed background, it is a new product from the store, Sheer Shimmer spritz, from Tsukineko. There are 3 different colours, the one used here is gold.

I love this product, with a few spritzes you get a beautiful shimmer and it is dry in no time, really quick. For the other supplies:

-The pumpkins are from Heartfelt Creations, coloured with Prisma's and then cut out.

-Sizziz leaves embossing folder

-Martha Stewarts grass border punch

-Fiskars borderpunch

-sentiment from Just Rite, Happy everything tag making kit

-black dots from my stash

-dp from Pink Paislee

-Sheer Shimmer Spritz (gold), you can find it HERE

I cut 3 grass borders and put them together off set with pop up dots, so I could put the pumpkins between the grass.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Anja

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vintage Christmas-More from My Minds Eye!

Because I'm an "anytime" designer,  I can post Sunday's or Thursdays.......I' ve been so over the moon with this My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas Collection, that I can't seem to stop creating with it~

I'm still working on my major project, but I keep getting distracted by other things that pop up~

I created this Petal Card for Monday's Try a New Technique Challenge over at Splitcoastsampers . You can find an awesome Tutorial by Beate Johns HERE

I cut my circles with  my Spellbinders Nested Heart Circles and cut the inner circles with  the Classic Circles
I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Corduroy Distress Ink and also added some ink the the stitching on the inner side of the card, since my bobbin thread is white.

I stamped the inner square with the MME Lost and Found Christmas Stamps

If you notice in the first picture, I created a Belly Band to hold the card together. For the main image and embellishments, I used the Die Cuts from the MME Christmas Kit as well as some Lace and ribbon I had here and a a matching Brad from the collection.

I really love the way this project turned out and hope to make some more for Christmas~!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ten Weekly Winners!!

Congratulations!  You have each won a $10 coupon to SGD's!

Angela D. of Essex, Ontario
Brenda D. of London, Ontario
Hannah K. of Nipawin, Saskatchewan
Ida W. of Bayfield, Ontario
Joanne L. of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Karen F. of Port Alberni, British Columbia
Nancy F. of Thorburn, Nova Scotia
Sandra L. of Buckeye, Arizona
Susan S. of Sherwood, Alberta
Ylinh N. of Ajax, Ontario

Every Wednesday, ten new winners will be announced!!
All you have to do is register with our website to qualify!

ABC Primer

Happy Wednesday Everyone.
This is one of my projects I did this past weekend in Paisley. I was so excited to do this project. I got the idea and instructions from Laura at The Paper TrailShe gives you a video on how to make this. She uses Ustream so you have to be patient because you do get some ads and some frozen moments. Hey it is free. I love her 3D projects. But it took me 7 hours to do this project. I wasn't cutting as well as I should of. You have to make sure you cut and scor precisely. Anyway after a few tries I got her done. I used the Graphic45 paper "ABC Primer" and lots of black card stock. She used black bristol board. Half way through she tells us that you can buy a box of crayons for the box, that is where she got her template. Anyway I am going to try it and get back to you.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One Stamp, Two Cards!

Good morning everyone!!! I have a couple of cards to share today.

I fell in love with this LaBlanche stamp last week, so I picked it up along with some of the LaBlanche paper the stamps are intended to be used with. The paper is very smooth, and silky, not glossy but similar in characteristics to glossy paper. I used tea dye distess stain on the paper, and used a heat gun to dry it. This gave me a lovely wood grain effect on the paper. I then stamped my image using Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger. It took quite a while to dry but I was happy with the contrast between the image and background. I assembled my card using Bazzill cardstock and Basic Grey Basics paper, an older 6x6 pad I had in my stash. Two of the ribbons are from BoBunny's Et. Cetera Wraps, and the rest of the embellishments are from SGD's September Scrapbooking Kit. The sentiment is from a Kaiser Craft set, and I added some bronze Viva Decor pearls to finish it all off.

My next card I wanted to try the new Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inks that the store has. I am REALLY happy with them! Love the colours, how moist the pads are, very fluid and so rich!! I used the LaBlanche paper again, and applied the ink with a Ranger foam tool. I love the result - the ink on the silky paper goes on almost like a liquid. You can swirl it around getting great texture. I used the Leather colour and that is really what the paper ends up looking like! It did take FOREVER to dry but worth the wait I think. I stamped my image using Versafine Black ink and then heat set it all to speed up the drying process.

I assembled the card with more Bazzill cardstock and the Basic Grey Basics paper, added some Black Pebbles Candy Dots, and tied on the key that comes with the BoBunny Et Cetera Wraps, using some jute twine.

One stamp, two looks - what do you think????

Monday, September 19, 2011

Copic colouring fall & winter cards (50% OFF SPECIAL!!)

Hello all!

VERY pleased to share this awesome deal with you!  If you sign up this month at SGD, you can get 50% off any class of your choice in the month of October!  What a great way to get back into the winter crafting season again!  I'll be teaching two classes in October - Copic 101 on Oct. 12 and Intermediate Copics on Oct. 27.

I wanted to share with you the cards we'll be making at my October 27 Copic cardmaking class.  These are the FIRST fall/ winter cards I've made this year.  Phew, what a shock to the system!  After such a beautiful summer, it was hard to say goodbye to my peach-coloured toes and my summer themed stamps!

These stamps are both from My Favourite Things Pure Innocence Line.  I think they're cute as a button! They're very versatile images and come with several sentiments.  AND, best of all, they are IDEAL for Copic colouring!

When starting with Copics, you want to choose images that aren't too "intricate" and have lots of nice open spaces so that you can get some nice blending and have room to work.  Personally, I really like colouring little people as opposed to animals and scenes.  So these stamps are some of my faves!

I also love High Hopes stamps - and I'm thrilled to be a guest designer for them this fall!  We are just getting ready for the September release THIS WEEK!  So be sure to check out my blog as well as the High Hopes blog to get a glimpse of the GORGEOUS new images which are happily on my craft table right now!

Copic Class - Oct. 27 - Card 1:
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence You Color My World
Paper:  Bo Bunny Back to Basics Forever Fall
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 and Sizzix Tags Scallop Combo #2
Copics:  BG78, BG75, BG72, RV69, RV66, RV06, YR23, YR21, YR20, E01, E00, E000, R20, E33, E31, YR20, C4, C5, C1, BG10.

Copic Class - Oct. 27 - Card 2:

Stamp:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Flurry of Love
Paper:  Bo Bunny Back to Basics Blitzen Dot
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Accessories:  Bo Bunny Blitzen Dot Cardstock Stickers, Adhesive Pearls
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:  R37, R35, R32, E01, E00, E000, R20, E33, E31, YR20, B97, B95, B93, G85, G82, G40, BG10, BG000.

If you are coming to a Copic cardmaking class at SGD, please bring your own Copics if you have them!  We do not have all the colours and will only have full sets for the 101 class.  Please also remember to bring your adhesive, scissors, and paper trimmer.  THANK YOU!!

I would LOVE to hear from you about any suggestions for future classes!  I'm thinking of running some special Copic technique classes including monochromatic, black & white, "look no lines", etc.  Let me know what you'd like to see from us!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


Well, not really looking like Christmas yet............please, no snow for awhile!!!! But it is beginning to look like I need to be getting a head start on some of my Christmas Projects.  I've been working on a fun little boxed album with the My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas Collection, but I'm not quite finished yet, so I've decided to show you a fun little project that i've completed with some fun pieces of the collection.

Before I get started on telling you about this project, I have to apologize for the photographs. I wasn't getting a good result in my lightbox last night, so I tried this outside. I have some ideas about how I might improve the quality of shooting glass bulbs, but I'll experiment with that another day.  I love the kit, which includes 9 of the yummiest Christmas papers I've ever seen and a sheet of Die Cut Tags, one of which I've used as a Focal Point for my ornament.

  Are you wondering how I did this? It's actually quite quick and easy. To suspend the Die Cut Tag in the Ball, I cut a circle that is about an inch and a half larger out of acetate. I then glued the die cut to the lower third of the acetate circle. I punched a tiny hole in the top center of the acetate and after filling the ball with Gold Flower Soft I placed some fine thread through the punched hole and threaded it up through the center of the fitting, wrapping it around several times to secure it.

 I fashioned the embellishment for the outside of the bulb by creating a Rosette with my Tim Holtz Mini paper rosettes die with  this paper. and secured the rosette to some Wide Ribbon.   The little Santa Brad just tops off the rosette nicely I think! As I said, quick and easy. Probably the most time consuming part of this project, is getting the image centred in the ball.

I hope you enjoy this Beautiful Sunday and we'll see you soon with another project!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Andrea's inspired by Anja...Embossed butterfly card

I have to admit that when I say Anja's card on this post right here I felt my mojo starting rumbling in this brain of mine. I mentioned that to Anja and she insisted that I buy the Butterfly Kisses embossing folder right now! So I did!

My daughter had a birthday party to go to that was fancy dress and she needed an elegant card to take with her. Out came the embossing folder and I went to town! Anja had me buy the same paper she had used and I just changed it up a bit. I added black bazzill to really make the pearl paper pop and added some black lace ribbon as well. I used her idea to add bling to the butterflies but only put them on the top half of my card to symbolize the start of a new beginning.

Thank you Anja for the inspiration...I hope you are inspired today too! Andi

Friday, September 16, 2011

Welcome the new DT Blog Candy Winners!

Time to announce the 3 winners from our Meet the DT post. Congrats go out to...

Pesc said...
Cannot wait to see what the team will come up with :)
September 1, 2011 8:49 AM
 Janette said...
Congratulations on your fabulous Design Team!! What an amazing collection of talent! I'm an avid reader of your terrific blog and it sounds like it just got even better! Hugs!
September 1, 2011 8:50 AM

Jen said...

Congrats to all the ladies on the design team! I can't wait to see all the ideas and fun things they come up with.

Just Rite Friday Fun

Welcome to another Friday post, so much fun to do this!

Today I am sharing a card with a Just Rite stamp, from the set Sympathy Nested sentiments, love those stamps, they are so elegant and stamp so crisp and with the clear blocks, perfectly straight.

I took a picture from all the supplies I have used.

So here we go....- designer paper is from a 6x6 paper pad Bo Bunny Garden Girl

-the ribbon is creme, the bow is easily made with the bow maker

-the sentiment is stamp on a tag from Spellbinders, grommet tags

-butterfly from Martha Stewart, sprayed with Goosebumps from Tsukineko

they have a dot of pewter liquid pearls in the center

-the pewter brads are from my stash, I am sure they are from the store

-the border is made with a Martha Stewart border punch, you can use any of

her border punches, and you know, there are many....

-Cuttlebug dots embossing folders
I will tell you a little more about the bowmaker, that white thing on the right.....that is a must have tool for me, it is so easy and it comes with instructions, once you get the hang of it.... a perfect bow every time!

And the Goosebumps...also a must have, it gives your butterflies or whatever you spray it on, such a nice texture and a bit of gloss.

That's it for today, hope you like my card! Happy crafting, Anja

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Together we can make a Difference!!

We need your help!!

The divas at Scrappin' Great Deals want to give back to our community!! We have decided that a great way to do this would be to collect canned food items for the food drive. We would love it if you - our fantastic customers - could help us out!!

For the next 6 weeks we will be collecting non-perishable food items. You can help in the following ways:

1. Our Therapy Thursdays, taught by the amazing A-Team - Andrea and Anja, have always been a free event. We would like to ask that for the next 6 weeks those attending this incredible event, bring with them an item for the food drive.

2. October 1, 2011 is National Card Making Day. Scrapping Great Deals will be hosting a make n take event. We are asking that in lieu of payment, our attendees should bring an item for the food drive.

Thank you for your generosity! Together, we can make a difference!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This Weeks Sale!!!!

On sale right now ... Two Days Only!!

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE ... 48 Hours Only ... !!

Wednesday., Sept. 14 @ 11am - Friday, Sept. 16 @ 11am!

Buy 3 Stamps at regular price & receive a 4th one FREE!

Buy 3 bottles of Tim Holtz Distress Stains & receive a 4th one FREE!

(free items to be of equal or lesser value)

only while supplies last - shop early for best selection!

These special offers end Friday, September 16 @ 11am!!

Tell your girlfriends & don't miss out on these incredible offers!

Please note: your online orders will be adjusted manually to reflect your qualifying free items

(we will email you with your adjusted total as soon as your order has been pulled)


Happy Wednesday everyone. Today's card was made with Prima products. The paper is from their Christmas line called North Country. This is so nontraditional Christmas paper. But I love it. Next, I sprayed the deer with glimmer mist called harvest orange. Prima has resistant canvas that matches the North Country paper. Just adds another touch. I don't do a lot with glimmer mist but once I got started I couldn't stop. Give it a try, you will love it.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Surprise for Clara!!!

We received this lovely email from Clara:

"I just wanted to say thank you to all the Design Team Divas for all the great posts on the blog. You're certainly putting a lot of effort into making the blog interesting and fun to read. Your work is appreciated! "Presenting" is definately a Favourite daily read for me. I love the variety of tool and product information and the gorgeous cards, layouts and albums you have shown! Great work from a great team! Thanks for all the inspiration and enabling!"

Thank you Clara!! We love it when our efforts are noticed!! As a special thank you to YOU, we have a surprise gift for you at the store!!! The next time you are in, just come to the front counter! It is waiting for you!!

Thanks again!!

Distress Ink Watercolouring

Good morning everyone!!! Can you believe it is almost the middle of September?? How did that happen? I am not sure but I do know the rest of the month will fly by as quickly. It is such a busy time of year for my family, back to school, 6 birthdays, and my anniversary. Crazy!

Last month I worked on a layout using some Kraftin' Kimmie stamps which I coloured using distress inks as watercolours. Yes, you read that right, distress inks can be used as watercolours!! Have a look at these not so scary, too cute halloween images!!:

I used Black Soot and Marmalade Inks on all the images. The technique is very simple:

  1. Press a Distress Ink pad onto an acrylic block or other slick surface.
  2. Spray a corner of the ink with water, the more water you use, the more dilute the colour.
  3. Load a small paint brush with wet ink and paint as desired onto a stamped image.
You will have to make sure you don't stamp the image with ink that reacts with water!! I used Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. I would like to say that I did up a video demonstrating how I watercoloured but I can't!!! Fortunately Hero Arts did one for us! If you would like to see it head over to there site - click here! Thank you to Shari Carroll for the video!

Thanks for looking and have a colourful day!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

"Sarah's favourite products" WINNER

Congratulations to Mariska!

You've won a Spellbinders die!

Please send your address to Sheila at so that we can mail it to you.

Happy Stamping!

best Copic colour combos

I’ve had lots of questions lately about favourite or best Copic colour combos, so I thought I’d write something about my suggestions this week.

First of all, if you don’t already have it, I would suggest that you get the Copic colour swatch book.  Because it is printed on Copic friendly paper, you can try out colour combos right beside your chart.  I get my ideas mostly from reading blogs.  When I see a card that I like, I’ll write down the colour combo and try it out myself.  I always write down my Copic colours in my blog entries and I know many other crafters do as well.  Sometimes I just experiment and find colours that blend nicely together, and I’ll add them to my swatch book.

In no particular order, here are some of my favourites with examples of where I’ve used them.


My favourite pinky pinks are R81, R83, R85.  Here you can see them on the little girl’s shorts.  These blend into a nice pink, not too peachy and not too red.

If you want to "spice it up" a bit, you can use the combination of  R89, R85, R83, and RV02.  The R89 brings in some nice deep shadows which I like, and the RV02 brings a brightness.  I like the contrast which you can see in this image in the skirt:


This image also shows one of my favourite green combos:  YG67, G24, G21, YG06.  Same as with the pinks, the YG06 brings a nice "brightness" to the combination, making it not as flat or dull a green as it would be otherwise.


 I love deep, rich blues with deep, rich shadows.  This is a card I made a long time ago, and I might do it a little differently now, as my style has certainly evolved.  But I still like the combination of these blues.  I used B99, B97, B95, and B93.  The B99 is a beautifully dark, rich blue which gives some great shadows.


Skin is always a tough one, and always a personal prefernce.  Some people like a dark skin tone, while others prefer a pale look.  Personally, I like a nice contrast with some deep shadows and I use E11, E02, E01, E00, R20.  You can see how the skin under her bangs is shadowed and a deeper tone, with her cheek which is out in the sun, is much "brighter".


Another popular topic in Copic classes and always a personal preference as well.  Real hair comes in an infinite array of colours, so the sky is the limit when colouring hair!  There are some great manga artists out there who colour in blues, pinks, and purples too.  My "go-to" choice for hair is E35, E31, YR20.  Depending on how many times you layer, and how deeply you colour, they can look quite different each time.  Here are two images where I've used the exact same colours for the hair and you can see how much darker the second one is.

I hope this gives you a few tips and ideas for your Copic colouring!

Happy stamping!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn Elegance

Good Morning! Just wanted to pop in tell you how excited I am to be designing for Scrappin Great Deals! Sheila is an amazing lady as are all the Scrappin' Divas!!!! I'm working on some fun projects and can't wait to share with you.

Have you see the new  Lablanche stamps that have recently arrived at the store? This one is called wandering among daisies. I'm going to link you to my personal blog post that has the links, as well as the rest of the details on the card. as i'm quickly popping this in before I head out for this weekends Football activities!!!!

You can find my post HERE or alternately you can find the stamps under the New Section 11 on the Scrappin Great Deals Website!

Enjoy your day and we'll see you soon!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Going to the Chapel and she's gonna get married....

Today one of my friends is getting married so I wanted to make her a unique special card. I found a gorgeous set by Flourishes stamps called Wedded bliss...a few of us bought them all a few Saturday's ago so they are sold out right now but will be back in stock soon so you can still order one online to get the 20% off. It has solid images and sayings to celebrate engagements, weddings and anniversaries. So basically the 'do it all' stamp set for these types of occasions. I used papers from one of the new MME paper pads called Lost and Found 2 Blush with some black bazzill and pink ribbon I had on hand.I finished it off by spritzing the card with pearl glimmer mist. You can't see it in the  photo but it has a beautiful shimmer all over it. 

Well I am off to get all prettied up for the wedding. Hope you have a great day! Andi