Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back to School

Hello!  Wow - 2 weeks without a post... I'm really slipping!  To prove I haven't really been slacking, I have 2 projects to show you that I'm excited about.

First, another card.  It looks very similar to my 'monochromatic' card from a couple of weeks ago:
I am having so much fun with the LUSH line of paper from My Mind's Eye!  My babysitter is getting married this coming weekend, and her wedding colors are black and white with a hint of red.  The card is 5"x5", and the 'doors' are each 3" so they overlap a little bit creating a more dramatic opening.

I am entering this card in Die Cuttin Divas "Pick at Least 2 Colors" Challenge this week!
ETA: My card did not win this challenge, but I was one of 3 cards chosen for their showcase - How exciting!!! See the showcase here: Die Cuttin Divas

The Skinny on this card:
All Cardstock - LUSH by My Mind's Eye
Black CS - Papertrey Ink Pure Black
Sentiment Stamp - Fiskars stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black
Pearl Trim - Joann's (bought by the yard)
Red Pearls - Stash

My next project is my first submission for an online COPICS class that I am taking.  It just started today, and our first assignment was to color 'something' for the instructors to see, so that they can offer insight and get a sense of what skills we are needing to work on.  Here's my initial submission:
Angel Anya

I was excited about how her hair turned out, but I need help on that dress and the wings.  The instructors said that we will be coloring these same images at the end of the class again, so we can see how much we have improved.  I'm hoping to share my journey with you here - if I don't have too much homework, I'll be sure to post often!  It's a 3 week class with 18+ lessons, so I plan on being pretty busy!

Sorry no pink project to share, but I do hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day!


  1. That will be cool to see how you change from your first image to the last. Mind sharing the link for this class, I sure would appreciate it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    1. Hi Sandee!

      The class I am taking is taught by Melissa & Kristy at Created from Color:

      This class has already closed since it started already and they limited it to 30 people, but check back frequently, as I am sure they will be opening more classes later. They are really good so far! Thanks for the nice comment!

  2. The wedding card you made is really pretty Julie. I'm sure your babysitter will love it! Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.--Pat N.

  3. Oooh, I sure do like this card. Love the fold, the colors, and the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Carson's Creations

  4. I love the fold of your card. Truly amazing.Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  5. Gorgeous card! Love those papers.
    Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Die Cuttin' Divas DT Member

  6. Hi! Fellow classmate here and I too am looking forward to growth in this journey.... I was impressed with your first impression but can tell you have some experience..... I did the puppy and it was my first Copic image ever..... boy was I scared but looking forward to seeing an improvement also! I am a new follower too!

  7. Welcome to back to school. First time here, happy. It’s always my pleasure to read this type of stuff. Thank you for taking the time to share with it, and this blog is very nice. I’m still waiting for more interesting thoughts from your side in your next post. Have a nice day!