Thursday, October 6, 2011

If the Broom Fits...

This saying cracked me up!!!  It is a stamp from My Pink Stampers Halloween set called "Spook-alicious".  I had never bought any of the cute stamp sets that all the wonderful bloggers out there make so I decided I was going to buy some so I will be sharing some projects made with them in the future.

The other new thing I did with this project was try out the Copic markers I have been spending so much money collecting.  I use them a lot, but not necessarily for their intended purpose of drawing and coloring in images.  So I downloaded a digi stamp.  What is a digi stamp you might ask ? (don't feel dumb, I didn't know either) Well, it is basically an image that is black line, which makes it look just like a rubber stamped image but it is downloaded  and printed out.  The advantage of using digi stamps is that the image can be manipulated, flipped, rotated, and re-sized, unlike the rubber counterpart.  To learn more about digi stamping you can click here.

Now, I want to clarify...this is NEW to me, so I don't pretend to be an expert, I just wanted to share it with you.  The digi stamp in my card is from Jen's Digi Stamps.  It is the first one I have ever downloaded and colored.  My first attempt at coloring was not the best and this is only my second attempt so I still have a lot to learn about my Copic markers.  I really like coloring, have all my life, so this should be a fun adventure!

So here is my project. I would REALLY like to know what you think.  I am considering entering it into a design team challenge but would not want to make a fool of myself!  :)
 Everything I used came from my stash.  Things I have had around FOREVER!  The only new thing would be the baker's twine.
 Pardon the lighting. I usually do my photographing during the day with natural light but was eager to share this with you.
Close up of my coloring.  Still need some work I know.  Hey! If you know of any good YouTube videos that teach about coloring with Copics, let me know!  No one around here teaches the classes so I have to rely on the internet.

One more thing before I leave.  If you would like to try some digi stamps, there are tons of free ones on the web but I would like to ask you to stop in at Simply Betty's Stamps.  She does some really cool stamps and her family is going through quite a crisis right now and could use your prayers and a few sales to help them out.  Click on the link to read her story and check out her traditional stamps and digi stamps.


  1. Great card. I think your coloring is great.
    I just put in an order for copics myself. Can't wait to play.
    Come enter my giveaway, only 2 days left.

  2. Jana, She turned out AWESOME!!! (Honest & Truly)Love the patterned paper you used with her. I think you should enter it!!!
    Puppy Hugs!

  3. Fabulous Jana, love your beautiful coloring and layout!

  4. I think you did a great job coloring with your copics. Don't sell yourself short. Your card is beautiful.

  5. Jana I love it!!!! Welcome to the team, you are gonna have so much fun with us!!!! =0)