Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Hello!! Wishing this finds everyone in great spirits and health! Today was an awesome day for me! Hubby took my box of cards to work and sold 5 and orders for 4 more!! Nine cards on the very first day they were shown!! I'll tell ya that sure made my day, no my week, how about the entire year! Oh my gosh I am just so thrilled!

Tip of the day! Ok, you purchased all the Copic Markers you wanted! Guess what? It is not over for your markers are eventually going to run out of ink. Yes, they last a very long time however, when one goes dry be prepared for several more will follow. When ordering your first Various Inks which is what the refills are called and you color using shading from dark to light or light to dark, you only need to order the lightest and medium color refills first. Think about it. You only use a small amount of the dark color to your image. It is the lighter and medium colors you blend with or use more of on your images. My light and medium colors went dry and after a year of constant coloring, I have only refilled two markers, R29 and 39 which I used a lot of last Christmas...ya know Santa!

Never open a new or a refilled marker over your image. I have forced myself to make it a habit of not opening any markers over my images. Suzanna Dean warned me about this and I did not listen for it never happened to me until....I was doing a very detailed card and my marker went dry and I refilled it. Without thinking I opened it over the image and it splattered enough to ruin the entire project. It also happened when I opened a dark marker for the very first time. UGH, I was so angry with myself.

Have you see the Kenny K  images yet? They are so adorable with a lot of expression and attitude to their faces and body language. Today, I had a blast coloring "Queen's Cutie" LOL Yep, that is her name!
 I love the way it turned out! 

 Not sure why the top picture cut off the top. So here is another one but I don't think it is as clear???? I will figure it out!!

The bench is from the Magnolia stamps...shhhh don't tell!
  • DP: Basic Grey 
  • Leaves: Martha Stewart leaf punch
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Pearls and hinges: stash
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Copic Markers
    • Hair: E50, E31, E25
    • Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20 for blush
    • Blouse: YR4, YR02, YROO, YROOO
    • Pants: B02, BO1, BOOO, BOOOO
    • Soles of shoes: E53, E51, E50
    • Shoes: C00, C01 
    • Bench E49, E29 and sorry I forget the rest.
Have a very wonderful Thursday and thank you for stopping by! If you follow and leave comments, I will post on your blogs! Not only that,  I love to see who visited!


    Sharon Keanly said...

    I love this card Colleen. You've done an excellent job of colouring Queen's Cutie. Love her sitting on Magnolia's bench. YAY!!! Well done on the sale of your cards. I'm not surprised as they are stunning. You're going to do well my friend. hugs Sharon x

    Danni said...

    What a fun card!! Great job!

    Jane said...

    I've done the same thing Colleen I had to learn the hard way.

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