Big Hair challenge

Hello everyone!

big hair time!!! No not my big hair – her’s …

This is the challenge going on at Color me Creative Copic challenge. It’s one of those things you will learn in Suzanne Dean’s Copic workshops (This particular one is in class 5) – I love how I’m using so much more highlights to create contrasts and Suzanne is really generous about her knowledge and it’s more than just a coloring class – it’s an art class as well! Background papers are from My Mind’s Eye and Graphic 45. Sticker sentiment is from SRM stickers – so convenient those vellum stickers.

* Suzanne will also be having classes at CHA this year – the Sunday before it starts in Chicago. These are copic coloring classes not certification classes. For more info at chance to take her awesome classes in person, check out for more details on how to sign up.*

Please go here to enter in the challenge. You can use any image you want as long as they are colored with any alcohol markers AND fit the theme of course. Your card must also be newly created.

This week’s sponsor is Crafts & Me. You will win some really cool stamps to color with and if you join in both challenges in the month, you stand a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Oozak. How awesome is that – 2 prize opportunities. What are you waiting for??


Pay attention to the box please.

Is anyone in a panic yet – it’s Christmas eve and I have my last batch of cookies to bake, forgotten presents to buy and wrap, several Christmas decorations that fell off that needs to be put back up. So much to do and so little time…

Here are the baked goods I’m giving to my friends and neighbors this year – focus on the gift box please. I spent more time on the box than the cookies:

Yup every box is different. I got these white boxes from TPC Studio but I discovered you could get them at Michaels for almost half the price of what I paid for them…Grrrr..too late now but I know better for next time.

Covered all the sides with patterned paper (these are from Webster’s Pages, Graphics 45 and October Afternoon). Cut 2 3” square diagonally into triangles to decorate the top of the box. I used different Stampendous stamps for labels and tags for the boxes. Seen here are From the Kitchen Perfectly Clear Stamp set and Cling Poinsettia Silhouette.

From the Kitchen Stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and Cling Poinsettia Silhouette was embossed with Stampendous Vintage Embossing Tinsel (Vintage Mahogany for the poinsetta & Vintage Olive for the leaves). Here are a few up close look.

Merry Christmas everyone!!