Tweet! (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m using two of Paper Smooches’ latest releases – Summer Tree die and (speech bubble from) Hello Sampler.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

I used Alphadot to spell out the sentiment and Flowers Two dies to decorate the tree. The tiny bird outline was die-cut from Birds dies.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Super quick and easy!

1amichele siggy

Fresh Florals (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using Fresh Florals stamp set with coordinating dies, recently released by Taylored Expressions. (So pretty!)

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

I first sponged new Strawberry Milkshake ink onto Sugar Cube card stock as a background. I then stamped the flowers and leaves using TE inks, die-cut then assembled and stamped the sentiment in my new favorite black, Oreo hybrid. ♥ ♥

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For just a bit of added dimension, I popped up a few of the pieces on Kool Tak clear foam squares.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Keeping Track of Favorite Copic Color Combos

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a Doodle Garden digital image along with how I keep track of my favorite Copic marker combinations.

I purchased this image quite a while ago on Etsy and it appears that this particular shop is now closed. So sad, so sorry! It’s adorable!

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Doodle Garden digi-image/Paper Smooches Surf & Turf (sentiment)

I printed the image onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers, referencing my senseBook for skin, hair and “mermaid” color combos.

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Copic markers – BV000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG70, C00, C1, C3, E00, E11, E31, E35, E41, R01, R02, Y21, YG05, YG17

What is a senseBook? It’s a really cool, very well constructed leather notebook, available in two styles (Red Rubber or Flap) and three different sizes (4″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″ and 8″ x 11″).  Mine is a 4″ x 6″ Flap. Compare the Red Rubber vs. Flap senseBooks HERE.

Sensebook

The insert pages (or refills) are interchangeable and available in three styles – plain pages, ruled or squared.  All begin with a Table of Contents and all have numbered pages. They can be used for sketching, journaling, writing, anything really!

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I’ve separated mine into hair and skin combos as well as my favorite greens, reds, blues, etc. Any time I see or try a new color combo I want to remember, I simply jot it into the appropriate category, adding any notes if applicable.

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The refills themselves have a sturdy white cover that could easily be decorated and used without the leather cover. PERFECT for paper crafters! (Great for personalizing and gifting!) They’re also VERY reasonably priced. You can check out the refills HERE.

How do you organize your favorite Copic combos? I would love to know!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Martinis and Wobbles – Stamping Bella Previews

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two more of Stamping Bella‘s new images to be released tomorrow, June 25 (which is also Emily’s birthday so be sure to send her some happy birthday wishes)!

First meet Edna Needs a Martini. Edna is super cute and one of my favorite Stamping Bella characters. (You can see more of Edna HERE.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BV000, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, G28, G94, R000, R00, R02, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y21, W00, W1

I added just a bit of sparkle to her wings using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush (which, of course, does not show at all in the photo).

I really like the sentiment (although I would likely be on the floor after just two martinis).  😉

Next is Sleeping Bunny Wobble.

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I colored the bunny with Copic markers then added a frame from Tiny Townie Room Decor.

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Isn’t the sentiment sweet?  :)

Be sure to hop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see additional sneak peeks, and leave a comment while you’re there for the chance to win one of today’s preview images!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

 

Paper Smooches July Release Hop – Anything is Popsicle

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on June 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering a $25 gift code to choose what you like from the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

(That’s up to three extra chances to win on each blog!)

I’ve used new Cool Treats dies along with Summer Sampler, a super cute summer-themed sentiment set.   Summer Sampler is also this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set, free with any $60 retail purchase through June 30th.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

I first watercolored a light yellow background onto watercolor paper, then water- colored three “patches” of color onto the same card stock. Once dried, I die-cut the popsicle shapes, topped with a light coat of glitter using a clear Wink of Stella brush and, lastly, added some clear glitter to the popsicle tops. The sticks were also die-cut from watercolor paper then colored with an E43 Copic marker.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances of winning one of the four $25 gift codes! Good luck!

Thanks for visiting!  And happy hopping!  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Summer Sampler   Dies: Paper Smooches Cool Treats Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid   Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Lollipop, Arches 140# Watercolor   Other:  Gansai Tambi Kuretake Watercolor, clear Wink of Stella glitter brush, Create a Craft crystal glitter, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, 1/2″ X-Press It foam tape, corner rounder, silver cord.

More Bella 2.0-coming soon to Stamping Bella

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two more Bella 2.0 images, available from Stamping Bella on June 25th. On the Stamping Bella blog today, you’ll see the original Bella with the new one. So fun!

First, meet Walkabella.  :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

She’s colored with Copic markers with just the tip of a marker used to add texture to the hat.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG13, BG15, BG18, BV00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, R00, R01, R27, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR21, YR23

Next is Spabella. I’d love to be in that fuzzy robe right now. With a fruity drink. And cucumbers on my eyes.  *sigh*

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Spabella is colored with Copic markers as well. I left white/uncolored areas on the towel to create easy highlights and added tiny dots to the robe with Copic Opaque White.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BV000, C00, C1, C3, E00, E01, E11, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, R24, R81, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG17, YR68

Be sure to hop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see additional sneak peeks, and leave a comment while you’re there for the chance to win one of today’s preview images!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

A HUGE thank you – Stamping Bella Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another sample of Stamping Bella‘s June 25 Bella 2.0 release.  Meet Flowersbehindmybackabella. She reminds me of a Barbie. So pretty.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

As usual, she was colored with Copic markers. Pattern was added to her dress using Copic’s Opaque White. The sentiment comes along with her. ♥

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BV000, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, E53, R00, R01, R24, R27, R39, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YG03, Y1G17, YG25, YG97

Be sure to hop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see additional sneak peeks, and leave a comment while you’re there for the chance to win one of today’s preview images!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Welcome to a Start of Summer Copic Blog Hop

As summer gets into full swing, our Copic teaching team will take a short break to focus on refueling creative juices and prepare classes for the Fall season as well as brand new classes for 2017.

*READ ON FOR BLOG HOP PRIZE INFO*

Fall workshops include More Whimsical Faces and Hair, Vintage Values and Mono Tones, and Dress For Success: Clothing and Accessories and will all be taught in the following locations:

  • Chicago, IL August 19th-20th **
  • Dallas, TX  August 26th-27th **
  • Edmonton, AB August 26th-27th **
  • Charlotte, NC September 9th-10th
  • Las Vegas, NV September 23rd-24th
  • Sacramento, CA September 23-24th
  • Boston, MA October 14th-15th
  • Hanover, MD October 14th-15th
  • Portland, OR October 14th-15th

** Registration now open

Be sure to register for e-mail notifications HERE (bottom of the page) so you will be the first to know when classes are open in your area.

Now for the prize:

One lucky winner will receive a pass to attend a Copic Coloring Workshop in the US or Canada in the 2017 season.

We will not be offering an alternative prize for those living outside the US or Canada. You are welcome to participate, but be aware that the prize is for a class in the US or Canada in the 2017 year.

How do you win?

There are six simple questions at the end of Michelle H’s post HERE. Visit each of the blogs listed below to find the answers then send those answers to Michelle in a quick e-mail at michoughton@yahoo.com.  Those who have all six questions answered correctly will be entered into a drawing to win. E-mails must be received no later than midnight eastern time, Saturday, June 25.

Today I’ve colored a digi-image from All Dressed Up Stamps, Little Flower Girl. She was printed onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Michele Boyer - All Dressed Up Stamps

After coloring the hat (and before coloring the surrounding areas), I applied Colorless Blender Solution to a scrap of denim then touched the denim to the hat area.  The texture of the denim transfers the Blender Solution to the hat area, creating the denim pattern. It’s super cool and my favorite use for the Colorless Blender.  :)

Michele Boyer - All Dressed Up Stamps

Copic markers – B93, B95, B97, E01, E11, E31, E35, E41, E42, E43, R20, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR07

Be sure to visit Michelle H’s blog HERE to find the questions and the blogs below to find the answers:

Good luck, and thanks for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

hi there (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I have a super busy week so I’m sneaking my Paper Smooches post in a bit early. :)

Today I’ve used super cute new Potted Plant die with a sentiment from Hello Sampler (free through 6/30 with any retail purchase of $60 or more). I added a cute little hamster from Party Posse, peeking from around the pot.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

The hamster was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers, then die-cut using its coordinating Posse Icons die. Along the bottom, I added a row of circles die-cut using Polka Dot Borders.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – E13, E15, E18, E40, E42, E43, R21

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Make a Wish – Stamping Bella Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! Welcome to the very first day of Stamping Bella‘s June 25 release! We’re especially excited to bring to you this month the original Bellas modernized in a new line – BELLA 2.0! It’s been such fun to see these images come back to life! Over the next week, the Stamping Bella DT will be sharing samples of Bella 2.0 as well as a few new Wobbles, Cool Chicks and, of course, a new Edna. (You know I love her so.)

Today, I present to you Cakeabella.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. On her apron, I added dots using Copic Opaque White.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B93, B95, B97, E01, E11, E31, E35, E41, E42, E43, R20, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR07

Be sure to hop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see additional sneak peeks, and leave a comment while you’re there for the chance to win one of today’s preview images!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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