Archive for April, 2010

Hello everyone and WELCOME to the first official month of the COPIC CLUB!!!¬† Don’t know what that is???? Go here….NOW!! ūüôā¬† You won’t want to miss out on this screamin’ deal!!!!¬† Here are my creations for the month.¬† I focussed on grounding this month.¬† The first card, I just grounded my image with a grey outline (I don’t have the pen in my bucket¬† below, but I believe I used W3 or W1 – either will work).¬† You may have to click on the picture to make it larger as it is a little hard to see the detailed outline!

For the second image, I grounded by shading in W5, W3, and W1 – I worked the darkest color closest to the image and worked my way out.¬† Then I went over it ALL with my blender pen to really get that smudged, worn in look.¬† Sometimes you won’t want to blend it so well and leave a darker outline – it all depends what look you’re going for.¬† We’ll have more on this technique in the weeks to come.

…and a close up of the image….

For my third card, I just cut around my image.¬† I did ground her a little on the bottom just so she wouldn’t look like she was standing in mid air.¬† Otherwise, I just mounted her on my card!

My challenge this month – as we are just getting started….was to have participants show me some blending.¬† Just simple stuff – light to dark using as many colors as you want – even ONE.¬† In the first picture, I used three colors YG01, YG03 and YG05.¬†

and in the second photo I used just one color РB23.  I also used a teensy tiny bit of the blender pen on the really light areas. 

My copic “TIP” for the month of April seemed to be known by EVERYONE but me…..but I had no idea.¬† As I’m sure you know – there are two ends to a copic sketch marker – the chisel tip and the brush tip.¬† I am FOREVER pulling the wrong end off instead of the one I desire.¬† Well, did you know….there is a grey circular RING around the brush end of the marker!!!¬† This sure makes picking the right end easier!!¬† It has certainly helped me anyway!! Tee hee!!!

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Here are Holly’s projects using the gorgeous April ribbon kit.¬† Just click on the above image to purchase.

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Well this is the first month of our new Copic Club. If you haven’t had a chance to find out all the details head over to the forums and you can find all the details here. It’s a fabulous opportunity to add to or start your Copic marker stash and incredible prices. Lisa and I will be giving tips and inspiration each month and we will be answering all your questions. Oh and this weekend we along with Rhea and Tamara will be certified by Copic. So come on over and enjoy the fun.

On to my projects:

Copics Used below: Blender B00 B06 B04 E00 RV10 YG13 E35 E39 E49

Copics Used below: Blender E00 RV10 B00 B06 E35 E43 R37 R85 E95

Copics Used below: E00 RV10 RV34 Y38 YR68 E35 E37 E43 E97 Blender

Copics Used below: Blender B00 R46 E35 E37 E00 RV10

Copics Used below: Blender C1 B93 RV34

Copics Used below: Blender B93 Y38 B37 C1

Head on over to the forums to check out more on these wonderful markers.

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This is the template for the tri-shutter card.


1. Cut out a 12″ by 5.5″ piece of cardstock

2. Score the cardstock vertically at the 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″ marks

3. Make 2 horizontal cuts from the 2″ to the 10″ mark, both 1.5″ for the edge of the paper

4. Crease the paper as shown on the template – the dash-dots lines are mountains and the dashes are valleys. You will get the following:

5. Decorate the card to your heart’s desire!

When the card is closed:

When the card is open:


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April skies ribbon kit from Savvy n Sassy (more…)

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Sweet Ryan
Ribbons from April Kit
Prism Cardstock
Lily Bee & Recollections pp
MS punches
MM & AC stickers
AC chipboard
Kaiser Rhinestones
Prima flowers

Sunday Best
Ric Rac from April Kit
Bazzill Cardstock
AC & Scribble Scrabble pp
LYB Stickers
Embellishments from Maya Road,Sassafras,MM,K&Co.
Emb. floss
Glimmer Mist

Thankyou Card
Ribbon from April kit
SU cardstock,stamp & embossing powder
K&Co pp
Ranger dimensional pearls

Ribbon from April Kit
MS punch
Prima Bling
Everything else from SU

Best Wishes
Ribbon from April Kit
Chatterbox button
Everything else from SU

Ribbon from April Kit
SU cardstock
Scribble Scrabble pp
ColorBox ink
Prima flowers
Chatterbox button
Fiskars stamp

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Kate and Grace: October 2009

PHOTO CREDIT: Kim Marshall

“April Skies” April SnS April Ribbon Kit

Patterned Paper: K&Co Blue Awning

Flourish: K&Co

Flowers: Prima Essentials 5 “Artful Collage”

Handmade flowers: EK Success scallop punch, scissors, ink, Glue dots

Dye Ink: Darice- “Ink it up!”¬†Khaki green

“Genuine leather” tag: ephemera

Buttons, pink oval stone and shell beads: Vintage

Font: Partridge

Altered “Ideas Folder” created to match office wallpaper border

“April Skies” SnS April Ribbon Kit

Folder: NS Dept of  Education

Patterned paper to cover folder: BasicGrey

Motif: cut from Imperial Wallpaper Border

Flowers: Prima Essentials 5: “Space Boy” and “Artful Collage”

Flowers:  Handmade- as above

Ink: Darice- “Ink it up!” Navy blue

Buttons: Vintage

Ride: Kate and Oakley, 2007

“April Skies” SnS April¬†Ribbon Kit

¬†Striped¬† 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon: previous SnS Kit

CS: Bazzill

Patterned papers: Piggy Tales “Little Boy Blue” and “Gingerbread Man” Collections

Flourishes: Bazzill

Title lettering: unknown

Numbers: Flair “Take a Number”¬†

Handmade Flowers: as above

Dye Ink: Darice- “Ink it up!” Chocolate brown, and “Memories” black

Buttons: vintage

"Tremont World's Fair: Ride"

“April Skies” SnS April¬†Ribbon Kit

CS: Bazzill

Green background paper: Piggy Tales

Corner shaper: CM

Patterned papers: Upsy Daisy designs

Rub-on flourish and sub-title: Kelly Panacci

Lettering- Forever in Time

Dye ink: Versamark- Caramel

Handmade flowers: as above

Buttons: Vintage

LO is based on a Sketch by Deanne Burton, from her “Just my Sketches” blog site.

Detail showing black mini pom-pom trim

Thanks for having a peek at these creations from the beautiful “April Skies” SnS¬† April Ribbon Kit!

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Patterned papers: Ki Memories

Rub-ons: Chatterbox

Flowers: Prima

Alphas: Heidi Swapp

Bling: Kaiser Craft

Transparency: K&Co

Frame: Buzz & Bloom

Rick Rack: Sassy n Savvy!


Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Sassafralass, DCWV

Vellum: Websters Pages

Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket

Alpha: American Craft Thickers

Bling: Karen Burniston

Punch: Martha Stewart punch

Mediums: Tsukineko Dew Drops, Stickles


Patterned Paper: Graphic 45, Anna Griffin

Brad: G.C.D Studios

Die cut: K&Co

Medium: Glimmer Mist

Trim: Ribbon from Sassy n Savvy, Lace left overs

Flower: Prima

Others: Button, Bling

Sky Train

Patterned paper: Basic Grey

Alphas: Basic Grey

Others: Buttons

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Just click on the above image to be taken to the SNS store, where you can purchase this lovely kit!

Super Bowler

  • American Crafts, Cosmo cricket, and MME papers
  • American Crafts Thickers
  • Ric-rac from April kit
  • Handmade flowers
  • Sharpie extra-fine marker

Various Cards

  • various paper scraps, stamps, and buttons
  • ribbons and trims from the April kit

Cupcake Princess

  • Pebbles, Cosmo Cricket, 7Gypsies, and Paper Studio papers
  • Ric-rac from April kit
  • October Afternoon and Prima alphas
  • Pink Paislee stickers
  • Sharpie extra-fine marker
  • Foam adhesive

Joy Paper Bag Gift Album

  • ribbon and trim from April kit
  • Lily Bee papers and die cuts
  • Amy Butler papers
  • Handmade butterflies
  • various buttons and ribbon scraps
  • Sharpie extra-fine marker
  • Unknown epoxy stickers

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The new April kit is now available in the store!  Just click on the link above to purchase.  And keep an eye out for all the new and inspiring creations from the new SNS scrapbooking design team coming SOON.

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