Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Skater Boy!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and your week is going well. Riley came home from a sleepover on Saturday with some kind of stomach bug and it seems that I have it now as well. I was really ill yesterday and I'm feeling a bit better today--just praying no one else gets it. Especially Alexa, as she has her exams this week and graduation on Thursday--blech! So although I'm moving slower than normal I'm still trying to get bunches of stuff done, lol! I have lots of projects to get ready to pre-post for while I'm gone--only 9 more days until my Hilton Head Island vacations!  YAYYYY-I'm soooo ready for it!  Although I do think it's harder "getting ready" to go on vacation than to just stay home, lmbo, but so worth it!  Beaches, alligators and hot humid weather---HERE WE COME!

I worked most of the weekend but I did find time to get to the pool with the family and do some reading!  I just finished Karen White's new book called "On Folly Beach" & it was MAGNIFICENT!  She is one of my favorite authors--you open her books and just fall right in.  I read it in a day and can't recommend it enough---all of her books are fabulous, not a bad one in the bunch I tell ya!  I'm hoping to meet her at a reading when I'm down in SC for vacay--fingers crossed!


-Don't forget I'm running a SUMMER FUN SPECIAL at the Color Me Creative Classroom until June 20th!  Sign up for any 2 Online Copic Classes & get $10 off OR sign up for all 4 Online Copic Classes & get $20 off the total. (not good on previously purchased classes, for Copic Classes only, refund via PayPal)  If you don't have PayPal and would like to pay by check or money order, please email me and we can arrange that.

-Paper Romance has newly released High Hopes stamps by Dustin Pike in the store now--see HERE!  Spend $25 or more and get 10% off your order--use coupon code PRChallenges

-7 Kids College Fund has new goodies too!  All those NEW Cuttlebug Embossing folders, Tim Holtz embossing folders and Penny Black stamps--see all HERE.

-Today the NEW FAN CLUB GALLERY on Splitcoast Stampers is open featuring all the Dirty Dozen DT projects for the month of June!  This is my last month (sadly, boo-hoo) as a member of the Dirty Girls and I have to say that my projects this month are some of my faves!  The theme this month is "So Inviting"---so everything is an invitation and I definitely did some "outta-the-box" invites---so hop over there & check them all out.  If you're not a member (why the heck not), you can find info on how to join HERE!

-Don't forget I have Blog Candy going on in the post below until this Friday---so don't forget to enter!

Skater Boy!!

Since today is the 15th of June that means it's another Copic Creations Challenge!!  This month our sponsor is Stampavie and the challenge was to color on any paper other than white cardstock!  I love this challenge and I picked "kraft cs" to color on because I love the look of Copics and a white highlighter pen on it.  The stamp I used is by Stampavie and is called "Skateboard Dude"--find it HERE!  You can find out all the info on the challenge, how to join in on the fun and see the DT projects on the blog HERE!

Since I've been making lots of girlie stuff, it way high-time to do a rough & tuff BOY card--they're always FUN!  I picked some bright colors and papers from both Basic Grey (Lime Rickey) and Cosmo Cricket's (DeLovely)--I love the circle theme.  The background turquoise cardstock got embossed with a NEW Tim Holtz embossing folder that I LOVE (shhh...don't tell but I got them all, lol)--this one is called "bricked" and it comes with the "woodgrain" folder too!  I love the brick background on this skater card!  My kraft cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink--I love their kraft!  That fun arrow was hand-cut by me, lol, because I thought I had a punch like this but I didn't (GASP) and then I inked the edges and added some white dots with my Sharpie Poster Paint Pen (in white w/ extra fine tip HERE).  The "brother" word was done with my Slice and "Words & Expressions" cartridge--love that SLICE!! A few Robin's Nest baubles in white finish it off.

Isn't this skater boy the cutest--I just love him!  Copic Tip: When you color on kraft you need to remember that the kraft cs is more fibrous so it sucks Copic ink in quickly and blending is a little different.  It also dilutes the vibrancy of the Copic colors, so you want to stay on the darker/brighter side when choosing your colors--the lighter colors leave a very faint bit of color, so keep that in mind!  I used some stickles on his skateboard and added some white accents with my sharpie pen!  Then I cut the image and it's layers out with my SB Nestabilities dies.

Now make sure to hop over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see all the DT's projects and to join in as well for a fabulous prize!!


  1. A great card and thanks for all the tips! I am about 1/3 of the way thru "On Folly Beach" and so far it's a great book. My daughter lives down in Mt.Pleasant near Folly Beach so a lot of that area is familiar in these books - have you read any of Dorthea Benton Frank's books? They are all about that area ("Shem Creek", "Sullivan's Island", etc.)

  2. Hi Suzanne, wish you didn't have all these fascinating links I keep whizzing of on. I've been here about and hour and haven't managed to comment yet - think I forgot altogether last time.
    Love your little Skateboarding Dude, fabulous colours, papers and layout.
    Your colouring of this little guy is just brilliant.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. This is so stinkin' cute! My boy is only 2.5, but he loves his 'kateboard' so much already!
    I love the slight sparkle and white gel highlights on your card - perfection!

  4. What a gorgeous card Suzanne,i love your image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Super cute card, Suzanne, I love the colors and papers and that image is super cute. I started On Folly Beach two nights ago, I am loving it! Thanks so much for recommending Karen White's books, I have every single one now on my kindle waiting to be read :)
    Hugs, Christine

  6. Hi Suzanne! What a fabulous card, of course! I love the white gel pen on the kraft paper, and your coloring is out of this world! You are definitely an amazing teacher of ALL things crafting. I always am able to come away with some new idea from you. hugz, Mary

  7. Great card! Love the colors. Hope you are feeling a little better.

  8. He's awesome! I love seeing boy images and your coloring is perfect.

  9. Love your skater boy, Suzanne. He's too cute! Those designer papers are great with him, and the white accents are great. Adorable!

  10. Oh Suzanne, I just don't know where you find the time to do all you do. I love your little skater guy.

  11. Boy, everytime I start with your blog, I sure can get side-tracked with all of your neat ..CLICK HERE'S..!! But I do enjoy all of the instructions and information.
    Anyway, your card is so cute. Love the coloring on the kraft card stock. Looks really great.


  12. As usual, a great project. The links are always so informative too. Thanks!!

  13. WOW fantastic work - sure love the Copics on the Kraft! Thanks so much for the tips :o)
    Get well soon - Hugs, Candy

  14. Such a cool and summery theme card for a boy. So cute!

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  16. Hi Suzanne, this is so cute, LOVE these colors and that big arrow. Such a great boy card. Hugs!

  17. What a great look! Love the copics on the kraft. You white accents really highlight nicely! Terrific card Suzanne!

  18. What a great card. Love how the copics work on the kraft paper - such a neat effect. Wonderful layout.

  19. This is just awesome Suzanne! I had to scroll down your other cards and gasp! I just did a white on white card too! I like yours better though. :) Have a happy weekend!

  20. I love your little skateboarder, Suzanne! What a great look colouring with the Copics on coloured card. I think I've made myself some kind of rule to only use white.....duh!! I think you just opened a door for me.
    Diane x

  21. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Your boy on kraft is wonderful! Love how you achieved the bright colors even with the tan bg.

  22. Absolutely love the coloring on Kraft! I'm going to have to add that to the memory bank! Awesome work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  23. I love how you used the kraft paper! Gorgeous card.


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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