Lickity Split

I posted the other day about how I went to Hobby Lobby and of course I bought some stuff. One of the things that I bought was this lovely embossing folder of butterflies. I love butterflies and enjoy working with them whenever I can.

On the way home I was already thinking about a card that I could make. I thought up this lovely idea to emboss different colored cardstock and layer them onto a card and that is exactly what I did.

I used my Sizzix texture boutique, she is the cutest little tool and the perfect color because she is blue which is my favorite color. Back to the steps for this card that I made in not time at all.

I embossed white, blue, and purple cardstock with the texture boutique and my new embossing folder. I then fussy cut the blue and purple cardstock so that the blue cardstock would be smaller than the white cardstock and the purple cardstock would be smaller than the blue cardstock. I adhered all three pieces to a an A2 size card which is 4¼ x 5½.

I then fussy cut a light purple piece of cardstock, which is a little over an inch wide and stamped “Thinking of You” sentiment on it. Voila my card was all done!

Butterfly Card / Thinking of You


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3×3 Envelope Tutorial

Day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge!!! So far so good but it’s only day 3. I feel the mantra of the little engine that could in my head for the rest of the month!

Back to the tutorial. Yesterday I was all about these cute little 3×3 cards that I found on another blog and I made these wonderful 3×3 cards and the box that goes along with them. I forgot all about the envelopes that are needed though and I for the life of me I wasn’t sure what size paper I needed to start with to make these envelopes. So Google to the rescue. I will be working on my envelopes later this evening.


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Copics are Awesome!

Ok I must admit I was always one of the kids that had a coloring book or was attempting to draw something. I had sticker books (you know those books where you put all your pretty stickers!), stamps, markers, crayons, pencils, you get the drift. So it’s no wonder why I love scrapbooking and paper crafting! I was born for this!

So here I am constantly hearing about copic markers everywhere where I turn and I of course am thinking to myself why would I buy these expensive markers? What’s so special about these markers anyways? Then I got lucky, Lain Ehman had a free scrapinar all about Copics with Cara Miller!!! Oh how exciting I am finally going to get a chance to see why these markers are so awesome! So I signed up and watched the scrapinar. Let me just say that’s all it took I was hooked and I knew that I just had to get some Copic Markers.

Now these markers are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination but there are ways to get supplies for less. Let me explain, I am not a coupon queen by any stretch of the imagination but I do have an iPhone and I do but her to good use! I have the Michaels and Joann apps and there are always coupons so when I see those 40% off coupons I buy my big-ticket items! There are also some websites that I have found that sell the Copics for less than the retail stores but then you have to pay shipping and I hate paying shipping.

Here are the websites that I have found:

Scrap-Mart  (this company was at Scrapbook Expo in West Palm, FL and I was able to pick up markers for $4.50 a piece!)

Carpediemstore ( I have not purchased from this store because I just found it. They have the markers for $5.24 a piece!)

You can always try the regular places like Amazon and Ebay as well.

I have to say after getting home from the Scrapbook Expo a few weeks ago and finding the time to sit down and play with the markers I fell in love with them. They are so much fun and they bring you back to those days when you were a kid and sat colored with your Crayola crayons!!! Oh the joy I feel when I am just sitting there and coloring. Coloring is so relaxing to me and you get to blend your colors and make pretty pictures. Just a ton of fun.

I highly suggest that if you haven’t played with Copics yet to go check out this scrapinar and then go grab some Copics and have a blast! There are articles out there that prove that coloring is good for you. Here are the links to a couple of articles that I found.

Coloring is the new Meditation

Managing Stress

In watching the scrapinar Cara Miller provides you with a shopping list for buying your first set of Copics. You have to have markers that you can blend with so buying the cases of Copics are not the best option for someone just starting out because they tend not to have the markers you need to blend. I also found another website that has a link to a great newsletter that you can sign up for if you would like to know more about Copics.

Cara Miller can be found here ( I have a shopping list from Cara Miller if you are interested please Email me!)

Michelle Houghton can be found here (I have a shopping list from Michelle Houghton if you are interested please Email me!)

I created shopping lists with check boxes because I need everything organized and I need to know what I have purchased you can find their shopping lists online but they don’t have check boxes!

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