Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Showers....

LOVE IT!!!! This little boy is so cute.....and you know what they say....April showers bring May flowers and I cannot wait until the flowers all start to bloom. I am so ready for Spring and all the pretty colors! So, here is my Tuesday share!

This first picture is a good shot of the card itself....

The 2nd picture is tilted back a bit so you can see the glossy accents I put on for the raindrops and water.....

Cute, huh???
Now here is what I used to create this card:
Stamp: Whipper Snapper-Spring Angel
Cardstock: Prism-white, Hero Arts-card, Jillibean Soup-Cold Water (frogs)
Copics: C 0/2/3/4, N3/5/7, B21/24/28, B41/45, G21/24/28, R20, E000/02, E25, Y11/13/15/17
Misc: Button (Basic Grey), Scrapper's Floss, Nestabilities-Labels One, glossy accents, pop dots, Chestnut Roan ink on edges.

Hope you like it and it inspires you to pull out those Copics and make some prety Spring (and Easter) cards!!

Until later....Sharon

Friday, March 26, 2010

This One's For The Boys!!!!

Good Friday morning to you all!!!
I thought it was time to make a boy card and since Susie got some REALLY cute dinasaur and monster stamps in the store, I thought I would use one of them!

Isn't he just the cutest little monster??? I love Whipper Snapper stamps!! I have a very busy day left ( I am getting this post ready on Thursday) so I can't chat a lot today. Susie is setting up at the scrapbooking expo in Columbus, Ohio and I am headed down there as soon as I am done with this. You can check out HERE to see what is going on there! Maybe if you are not doing anything, you can come down and see us! If you have on a Scrap Happy t-shirt and you will receive a free gift at the booth!! (and who does not love free???!!!) Smiley from millan.net
Here is a list of products I used to create this card....
Stamps: Whipper Snapper-Birthday Monster, Hero Arts-All Occasion Messages, Fiskars-curly que
Buttons: American Crafts
Nestibility: Lrg. Deckled Rectangle
Cardstock: Hero Arts-card, My Mind's Eye-Lil Robots
Copics....I actually took a picture of them and thought I would try this.....

Do you like that better than a list? ...or do you prefer them listed out? Let me know...whatever is easier for you!!

ok...gotta go....
Until Later.....Sharon

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For the Love of Copics!!!!

Ok, so Susie has sat in on a couple of my Copics classes and guess what?....She is hooked!!! HAHAHAHA!!! They are so addicting once you get the hang of them. She colored in her first image all on her own Sunday night. She posted it on her Facebook, so I am sure she will not mind me sharing it on here....
I just love this stamp!!! I have talked myself out of it several times and now I am going to have to go to the store and buy it...(thanks, Susie). It is a WhipperSnapper stamp. They are all just so darn cute, I want them all!!

Ok, now on to my Copics....I am about to show you all the cards for the April Copic classes. I will show you the beginner class and then the 2 cards that are being offered for the advanced classes.

This beginner image has some airbrushing on the edges, so all of you who take it get to play with my compressor to airbrush your own image! (Warning.....this could be dangerous to your pocketbook!!)

Now, on to the advanced class cards....

The little girl and the background are Hero Arts stamps. I will show you how I made the background on this card.

And this little bluebird of happiness is a Whipper Snapper stamp (and I believe it is called Bird on a Branch). I think he is just soooo cute!! As you can see, I pulled out the compressor on this one and airbrushed the edges so you get to play with my compressor again!! (I love that thing!!!)

Contact the store for class times....hope to see you there!!!

Well, ta-ta for now...
Until later, Sharon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wallpaper Flowers

Ok, this card ws so much fun to make!!! I colored it in with watercolors pencils....and I don't usually use these so it different for me to do this....but, I LOVE how it turned out for such a simple card!

List of items used:
Stamp: Hero Arts 'Wallpaper Flowers'
Punch: Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch - Doily Lace (LOVE that punch!!)
Misc: craft cardstock, watercolor pencils, fine line black marker, jute, Basic Grey button and wooden cotton swaps ('Q-tips') for coloring in the watercolor pencils. (Love these cotton swaps....very nice for coloring because they are rigid and then you just throw them away!!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Egg Tree......

Easter is just around the corner and time to really think about those Easter cards. I LOVE this following stamp! It is so simple and cute!!! It colors in very quickly, too. Just got a new batch of them in to the store but you better hurry in to get one...they sold out in one day last time!! 

Isn't it cute???!!!! I layered the colors in the eggs and they actually have a little dimension to them, (you might be able to tell by clicking on it and making it bigger in this post). First I colored them with my Copic markers, then I added some clear gitter with my Spica glitter pen, then I topped them off with some Glossy Accents. It is VERY pretty in person (pictures never do our cards justice Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net ).

Here is my very small list of items used:
Stamp: Easter Egg Tree (Memory Box)
Copics: V06, YG06, RV06, B05, Y06
Nestabilities: Labels 11
Misc: pop dots, pink ribbon and cardstock

OH, and the really cool thing about this stamp.....the tree is on the wooden block and the sentiment is on the edge of the block so you can use them on the same card anywhere you want! NICE!!!! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Until later....Sharon

Friday, March 19, 2010

Gotta LOVE Tim Holtz!

I love Tim Holtz! He is sooo talented and creative! Wish I had his imagination, but I am thankful that he has it so I can learn from him.
This is a card I created with the help of some of the
new Sizzix dies he designed. I love them all!!

I did some distressing on this card with Distress Inks from Ranger. I love using those inks. They blend together and you can do so much with them. If you have not seen Tim's new book called, "A Compendium of Curiosities " you HAVE to see this!!! It is awesome! He shows you so many techniques and step by step tutorials for his creations. Distress Inks are so versatile and he shows you many ways to use them. (FYI...Susie has this book in the store!!)

OK, so what did I use on this card? Glad you asked :)
Stamp: music notes (not sure of the company)
Tim Holtz dies: Filmstrip Frames and Tattered Florals
Silhouette (LOVE IT!!!): leaves and flourish
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Blue Jeans, Aged Mahogany
Misc: copper brad, Maya Mist (in silver plated), Perfect Pearls (Forever Blue) and Tim Holtz's GrungePaper.

Until later....Sharon

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

April page-of-the-month kit....

I LOVE this paper collection!!! It is "Kioshi" from Basic Grey and it is selling fast so don't wait to get it!!! This lay-out is so cute!! I love the fuzzy flowers on it!!!!
These kits are offered every month and if you buy 12 months of kits consecutively, you get a free album at the end of the 12 months to put all of your lay-outs in!! How cool is THAT?????

What do you think?? Wouldn't your baby or babies look even more beautiful on this lay-out??? (and I don't care how old they get....they will always be your babies!!) All you have to do differently is to replace the white cards with photos!
This lay-out went together so quickly, so you can't say you don't have the time to do it!! No excuses!! Run out and get one while they last! (This Kioshi collection is going FAST!!!!)
Have a GREAT St. Patty's Day!
Until later....Sharon

April card-of-the-month kit is here!!!!

These cards are soooo cute!! The stickers are popped and glittered....well, some of them are glittered. It was hard to pick out only 8 of the 12 to make. Well, I will stop chatting and let you see them, so....here they are.....

UH, OH!!!! I just noticed when I posted this that I have one of the cards from the March kit in here and the cards are at the store so I cannot change it now.....DOH!!!! Anyway, the owl card with the buttons is from the March kit, so that means I probably have one in the March kit that belongs in this kit....better go check on that one. :(
So....look at the rest of them...aren't they just the cutest!!!!!! This is the "Kioshi" collection from Basic Grey. The cardstock is so cute that comes with this collection and it is going fast!!
....off to post the page lay-outs now!
Until later....Sharon

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March page-of-the-month kit....

This page set is very nice for anyone, but would make a great boy lay-out! This is made from the "Origins" collection from Basic Grey. You get all of this product in the kit and lots of leftover to make other things! Gotta love those extras!!!!

Took some up close pics of each page so you can see the details.....then the complete lay-out. (I have got to get some scrap-booking done and putting these together really is getting me in the mood!) These are so simple to do...the instructions are all there for you...step by step. And the color photos that accompany the instructions are so clear and easy to view. So, all you have to do different is put your favorite photo in place of the white inserts that are on these lay-outs and write whatever you want in the little journalling blocks (add some of your own if you want to!!).

Come and get yours before they are all gone!!!

Until later...Sharon

March card-of-the-month kit....

Here are some of the cards for you to preview that you can make in this kit. These are made from the "Green at Heart" collection from Basic Grey. There is enough product to make 12 cards and lots of leftover to use however you wish!

Sorry about the glare from my flash....I had to use my other camera and am not used to the settings on it. I usually use my "little" camera because it is my "crafting" camera, but it went on vacation to Tennessee....HA! (My son-in-law picked it up accidentally and put it in my daughters purse thinking it was theirs. I bought them one and liked it so much, I bought myself one just like it! Hope I get it back soon...it is so much easier to do this stuff with!)

But, anyway, I hope you like the cards....they are so much cuter in person and I love the buttons (and the fact that there are so many left over! I LOVE BUTTONS!)
But, you better get into the store and get yours while they last!!
Until later....Sharon

OOPS!!! When I posted theApril cards, I noticed I had on of the March cards in there, so figured I had one of the April cards in this group....and I do. So, the butterfly card (lower left in the top group) belongs with the April collection. That is what I get for mixing them up and doing this all at 6 in the morning!!! I will never let it happen again :(

A Hoppin' Good Time!!

Hop on in to the store to get your Easter items! I love the new stamps that are in....they are great for the cards you need to send....or even to embellish your Easter scrapbook pages!!

This is such a cute little frog....I have just the person that would love to get this card for Easter!! I am sure you have that special person in your life, too! I loved coloring him in and then airbrushing the edges for that little added extra touch.
Sign up for my Copics classes so you can try out my compressor and see how fun it is to airbrush for yourself!!
The items I used on the card follow:
Stamp: Whipper Snapper's Easter "Ribbit"
Copic markers: Y23/26, E71/74, B000, R20/22, B21/23, RV21/23, YG21/23/25 and YR21/23
Nestabilities: Blossum
Ink: Cloud White Versa Magic (on the edges)
Buttons: Basic Grey
Card: Hero Arts card (and they have matching envelopes!!)

Don't forget to become a follower to us so you don't miss a thing....especially once the online store gets back up and running!!!!

Until later....Sharon

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Copics classes

Hello all!! I wanted to pop in and share the cards we are making in the March Copics class at Scrap Happy. I offer one beginner and two advanced classes each month. The advance classes change every month and the beginner class gets a facelift every couple of months (I really just get tired of coloring in the same image over and over...).
For the beginner class, we color in an image suitable for putting on a card. You do not have to have your own makers for this class.
The advanced classes are complete card classes. You will walk out with a card all put together and ready to give to someone. For these classes you are required to purchase your own markers.
So, if you want to know what all the commotion is about with these markers, come and take a beginner class! You have nothing to lose and you might just fall in love with them....like I did!!

This cute little mouse image is the beginner class.

The kids in the boat is the first advanced class that will take place.
....And this adorable bunny is the second advanced class for March.
OH!! I almost forgot to tell you!!! You can airbrush with these markers!!!! I have airbrushed on all three of these images so if you take a class, you get to play with my compressor, too!!!!
Hope to see you there!!!
until later.....Sharon

Friday, March 12, 2010


Hello!! This is my first post on the Scrap Happy blog! My name is Sharon and I am the Copic marker instructor at the store. Many of you know me already from taking my classes, but some of you may not. I am here to share some of my creations with you and show you some of the lovely items Susie has in the store for you.
If you become a follower of the blog, you will not miss a thing....so, come on and join us!!

The main stamp in this card is such a simple stamp, but it is so lovely all colored in with my Copic markers.
I stamp all of my images with Memento ink. It is a great ink to use with Copics since it does not smear. I also stamp on Prism cardstock....and Susie has both of these items in the store.
Here is a list of the items I used for this card:
Stamps: (all Hero Arts stamps) Engraved Daisy, Striped Pattern and Fourish Background (and these are all cling stamps)
Inks: Dusty Concord (Ranger distress ink), Memento black, Shadow ink in Soft Wheat and Cloud White Versa Magic for the edges.
Copics: V12/15/17, YG13/17 and Y13/15/17.
Misc.: Nestabilities Labels 5 and misc. ribbon and pearls.

Stay in touch because Susie is going to have the online store all updated and running and I will link right to it for you!!!!!

Until later....Sharon

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March card club!

Do you need a reason to join card club? Here is a sample of this months cards! This is a great way to meet other crafters who love to do what you do! Too busy to attend a class? Kits are available!