Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Boxer Love!

A little Boxer love today to share! My daughter has the most adorable little teenage boxer and she has been begging me to draw him up for her. So here he is! Meet Titan!
You can find him here: http://etsy.me/2BzJ8sl

Copic colors are:
E49, E47,E55,E57,R56,R39,W4,W3,W2,W1

Monday, December 18, 2017

New Years

I have been working so hard to get my Christmas cards done that I nearly forgot new years!

This easy simple image is perfect for just that!
Its called Celebrate and available in my Etsy shop 
I simply hand lettered the 2018 in the corner to make it perfect for the occasion.

Copic colors include:

1rst card: C1,C2,C3, W9,W7,W6,W3 R29

2nd card, R59,R56, R46, R43, R39, R37, R35,
B23, B24, B28, B37, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, YG09, YR15, Y35, Y15, Y13, Y02.

For the silver I've just used a Pentel Metallic silver pen.

Easy Peasy and ready to ship!
I hope you are all ready for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Challenge

Talk about last minute entry!!!
I just seen that Newton's Nook is having a sketch challenge that ends tonight!

So I thought I would try my luck!
They are so awesome! They offer up a few free images to choose from if you don't have any
Newton's Nook stamps of your own.
I do have one set but in need of Holiday cards this was perfect!

For this card I have used a Die from CCdesigns. And the adorable image is a free image from Newton's Nook

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Doodle Dragon Studios

Rhea has totally made my day by adding Doodle Dragon Studios to the
line up of amazing sponsors on Passionate Paper Creations!
When I was first learning to color these were my favorite!
I had taken a long sabbatical and was surprised when they suddenly
popped back into my coloring world! I Love them!

This sweet heart is called Stuck and Yes I totally did that as a kid!
Good thing for me I only did it once!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Forals

Hello All!
Are you rushing through like I am to create your Holiday cards?
I am, and I'm so behind!

For this card I went non-traditional. 
I just really needed a different challenge for tonight. 
And I think I have accomplished just that!

This image is called 
It is a clean and simple frame design that is perfect for just about any occasion!

Copic colors used are:
E47, E44, E41
G29, YG67
R89, R85, R83, R81

Then I've just matted out the card and printed the sentiment
(Which is included with the image)
and popped it up using some craft foam and glue!
Easy Peasy!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Water Color Rose

I have so many red copics waiting for refills that I decided to pull out the
water colors to play with this afternoon! 
I came across these awesome water colors at Hobby Lobby 
called Kuretake. over a year ago and haven't been able to find them since. 
But here is a link on Amazon if you would like to check them out!

They were very simple to use.
I concentrated the color into where I felt shadows should be then rinsed my brush a tiny bit and used the wetness of the brush to pull the color out to the end of the petal!
The background is just highly watered down light touches of paint!

I feel its a nice clean and classic look.

I used Canson Water Color Paper 
then matted it up in black card stock!

This is also a new image called Water Color Rose that I have just uploaded to my shop.
My In-laws sent us beautiful flowers for Thank Giving which prompted a whole new slew of drawn images coming soon!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mo's Digital Pencil

This week I have been having some fun with Mo's Digital pencil images!

The first one is called: Cookie

Copic colors for this Beasty are:
C8,C7,C6,C4,C2,C0,W3, R30, Y13, E57,E55,E53

And this card is called: Bubble Fairy
I absolutely LOVE her!!!

Copic colors for her are: R04, E11, E00,E000, R30, RV69, R29, R35, R14, BV29, V28, V22,
G02, BGO2

This is one of those images that just keep a smile on your face the whole time you are coloring!

I hope you all have something this awesome to color!
Until next time!!
Color on my friends!


I thought I would try my hand at a Power Poppy Challenge!
I needed another Thanks Giving card so I used the opportunity 
to do both!

The challenge is called Portion Control and you can find all the details in the link!

Copic colors used are: YR27, YR24, YR21, Y32, YG67, BV29, V28, RV69, R37, R56

I hope this post finds you all getting ready for a Happy Thanks Giving!
Stress Free of course!

Thank you so much for dropping in!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

November Challenge

This is the totally adorable image for the November challenge 
for Gerda Steiner Designs!
I'm loving all these sweet critters!

You can find the challenge HERE

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Classic Christmas

Today I felt like I needed a little bit of a Classic Christmas feel.
Sweet and simple!

As most of you know I love to create designs that make the card.
I'm terrible at the embellished style so I always tend to lean towards the clean and simple.

for this card it was as simple as print and color!
The only copic colors used are
G29, E49
 RV69, R29, R35, R24, R22, R30

I used a silver gel pen for the tops of the ornaments and called it good!

This took me about 15 minutes to make from print to finish!
You can find this new image in my shop:

I would be so happy to see how you color this up!

Rhea has released her classes!!!

Wahoo!!! The classes are out!!
And can I just say... AMAZING!!!
I have signed up for everything available and am just getting started and so far I can say they are fantastic! Clear and Easy to follow!

Trust me you are so going to want to join in! 

Check them out here:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Roses are Red

I've only colored this Roses image up in pinks so I thought I would do reds!
Copic colors used are RV69, R29, R35, R43, R30, YG17, YG67, YG99.

I used my Novu Crystal glaze for some dimension but for some reason they dried matt.
I'm wondering if since its a bit chilly in our house that would make a difference?

The little gold flecks you see are dotted on using Dr. PH. Martins calligraphy colors in iridescent gold. I love this stuff! 

The thanks die cut comes from Pink and Main. I have just double cut it and off centered it a bit.

And the gold paper I have been using lately is from the paper studio. I found it at Hobby Lobby and Love it!

That about concludes todays make!
I hope you all like it and are having a wonderful day!
Thank you so much for dropping in! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A few cards to share

Its been a busy couple of weeks for me!
Finally getting some work in and haven't been home much.
I drive a pilot car so I tend to be off at a moments notice.
But in the few spare hours I have managed I have made a couple cards to share with you!

This one is using my silhouette to cut the background design, then my image from the
shop called Poinsettia 

This fun card is a retake on Fall leaves

And then one of my favorites Apple Blossoms
Done in light simple pinks and gold embossing!

And another using the Poinsettia image!
The background on this one is a Tim Holtz embossing folder called Basket weve.

I'm felling so accomplished!
I hope you like them!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Coffee Monster

Loving this sweet little monster from Gerda Steiner!
The set is called Coffee Monster!

She has a monthly drawing that if you share your designs you can be entered to win a 15$ credit!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall Florals

A fun new fall floral Digi to go with season!
I hope you like it :)

Copic Colors: YR27, YR18, YR04, Y38, Y17, Y18, Y09, RV99. R21, R56, R21, R89, E79, G17,
G28, YG67, G94
Background is done using Distress oxide inks and a light spritz of water. 
Easy Peezy!

I hope you are all having an awesome day!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 6, 2017


I know usually we see Poinsettias used on Christmas and Holiday cards but this one just seemed to take on a like of its own.

I always color my image first and then start digging for paper to match..
Well This card almost feels springy to me!
That's ok though, I mean why not!

For this card I used my newest image called Poinsettia. I fussy cut it out and layered it on papers from Canvas Corp. The sentiment is stamped from a Hero Arts set.
I then added some Nuvo drops for a simple embellishment.

Copics used are R56, R43, R85, R83, R29, G29, YG63, YG17, YO8, E09

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Fall Florals

There is a challenge going on over at Altenew using fun fall colors.

So this is my entry! I've used my Mums flower image.

I broke out my colored pencils to color on craft paper. I then matted it up on craft colored card stock from the matt stack from Canvas Corp.
The bee is also cut from that cardstock.
The little dots are Nuvo Drops in Golden Sunset.
The sentiments come from Hero Arts

Thank you so much fro dropping by!!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

A friend in every season!

I love the snow when its all clean and fresh!
We have some on our mountains right now and we expect some here in the valleys hopefully tonight!
Yes, I might have lost my mind on that one!

But for now wishful dreaming....until I have to drive in it!

For this sweet guy I have used my newest image

The background sky is done using Tim Holtz oxide inks, Nuvo drops and Dr. PH Martins ink in Copper plate gold.

Copics for snowman are BG72, BG70, W9, W7, W5, W3, R89, B16. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Black eyed Susans on a winter day

Good Morning!
Today I dusted off the silhouette Cameo cutter. Believe me it was dusty!
I wanted something fun and clean for this card.
Its just some random cutting file I purchase years ago from the silhouette store.  

The image is from my shop called Black Eyed Susan
I've merged the Png flower to create the corner border.
Then topped it with a die cut sentiment from
Momenta. It has been heat embossed in gold.

Copic Colors used are 
RV69, RV66, RV63
E79, E29, Y28.

Flecks of gold are dotted in using Dr. Ph. Martins
Iridescent Calligraphy colors in Copper Plate gold.

Thank you so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Using your head!

Just a little snowman humor and a good lesson on improvising and "using your head"

I couldn't help myself with this one!

I call this one "No Ball, No Problem!"

Copic colors used for this image are:
C1,C2,C3,C4,C5, R17, R56, R21, Y38, E87, E87, E25, BG01, BG000.

Background paper is from DCWV: The linen closet collection.

And I don't know if you noticed how the background is popped up? A lot of people use pop dots or double stick tape, Fun tip: kids craft foam and glue is amazing for the added dimension! I love it and it saves me tons of money! Give it a try :)

I hope you have and amazing day!
Thank you so much for dropping in!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gerda Steiner Challenge

On the Gerda Steiner page there is a challenge to color up one of her digis to win a 15$ gift certificate to her store! And If I read it right you purchase the first image and next months challenge image is free! How could I pass it up!

Fingers are crossed!
This little guy would have been amazing for my kids when they were younger for Birthday invitations don't you think!

Be sure to join in! Links are highlighted!
See you there!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gerda Steiner Happy Fall

I've found a new Favorite!
Gerda Steiner has some of the cutes images!!
I want them all!!

Here is a card I made this evening using the set called 
I love these little squirrels! 

I've colored tis little darling up using the following copics:

E49, E47, E55, E44, E29, E27, E30, E99, E13, E07, R17

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Marigold knock off

I was just at my moms house and was amazed by her garden full of Marigolds and Mums.
Just a bright burst of yellows, golds and oranges!

I don't have a digi of Marigolds (yet!) but this image called Carnation Flower worked out perfect!!

I've matted up this image using Creative Basic's dies by Rhea, This set is called 
Fancy Rectangles Build-A-Card and it is so perfect for just about anything I make!

Copic colors used are E08, Y17, YR31, YR30, E55, BG96, YG99

Thank you so much for stopping my!! 
I hope you have a crafty day!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Baby Shoes

Today was a happy mail day! I got the whole set of Tim Holtz oxide inks!
So of course the minute I got home from work I was making an even bigger mess in my craft room!!

The background consist of Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Iced Spruce

You just pretty much smear the ink all over and give it a sprits of water. I look forward to playing around with this stuff much more!
For this image I used Baby Shoes from my etsy shop. It seemed to coordinate perfectly with the background.
I used E43, E41 and E81 to give a warm color to match the craft paper background and hemp string. 
Perfect for either gender!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope you have an awesome rest of your day!

Dahlia card tutorial

Its been a crafty morning here this morning!
I should put a sign on my craft room door that says 
Messes are us!
Its amazing the tornado that hits when just making one card!

This morning I just wanted to do something different.

I started with experimenting with Copic marker combinations.
This is what I ended up with

Next I fussy cut out the Dahlia flower (You can find it in my shop here) and mounted it
to a 4 1/2 inch paper I distressed using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Old Paper using a bit of craft foam to pop it up a bit.

I'm still learning how to use these blender tools from Tim Holtz but so far so good! I've always just used a sponge in the past but I have to say its really nice to have clean fingers.

And speaking of Tim Hotlz products if you haven't tried his new Tonic Studios Stamping Platform it is Amazing! It has completely transformed the way I stamp. Everything is so clean and strait! 

I always find that with clear stamps I never get a clean dark image on the first stamp. With this I can re-stamp the same image as many times as needed! Love!
The stamp set I used is called By Hero Art's and is called Cut and Stamp Thanks
I then dug out some Fran-tage that had a very good coating of dust and added some of that.

Followed my the finished matting of the card!
I love how it turned out!

I hope you all enjoyed this brief tutorial! Its not something I'm very good at,
But I sure hope it helps someone! 
Have a wonderful day! Please come back again soon!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hope its a Hoot!

It is so cold outside here in Pocatello ID.
A good reason to stay indoors and color!

Today I have created a simple card using the image
Owl in a tree from my etsy shop.

I often here the owls up in the hills surrounding our house and it makes me smile!
I remember one year even seeing itty bitty Pigmy owl on our back porch.
They are such stunning animals.

For this card I kept it simple.
I used a Spellbinders die from the Majestic Elements set to cut the image out then matted it over some embossed tree paper from Cut'N'Boss folders.

The sentiment comes from an old Gina K stamp set I have had around for years that I believe is retired now called Owl always love you.

Copic colors for this card include :
E97, E89, E84, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, W6, W4, W5.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Black eyed susans

Hello Everyone!
I hope this post finds you all having a wonderful day!

Todays creation involves a little more fun with merging PNG's.

I have used the image Black Eyed Susan's From my shop
Silly Shells Etsy to create this fun simple card.

I really do love how it turned out!

Copic colors used are: E97, E95, E93, RV42, E89, E87, YG99, G94

Also used is a die from CC designs that is retired.
The sentiment comes from the Stamp set 
Hello Sweetie-Pie Whimsical Frames set and is stamped on using
the amazing Tim Holtz Stamping Platform all found on Tonic Studios
I will be adding this card into the October Challenge
on the Altenew Blog. Be sure to check it out!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Reach for the Stars

Its Bloobel Week on PPCF 
This Amazing image called Reach for the Stars by Bloobel is so perfect for a Birthday card!
I have a coworker that this just fit!
I Love it!

And my little label tag is actually cut from one of the Fab dies:

It is just so versatile and meets all of my needs!

Copic colors used are:
Jeans B39, B45, B41
Top YG17, YF 13 YG07
Hair E04, E11, E000, E00, R30
Hair E15, YR23, YR21 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please come back soon!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tree Peony By Power Poppy

Hello Shell here and I'm back with another amazing image From Power Poppy!
This one is called Tree Peony.

Such a simple Beauty! It reminds me of my grandmothers garden.
I can almost smell the blooms!

The paper for this card came from the C'est La Vie mat stack by Pink Paislee. And also a random sheet of polka dot paper from free stock. I picked them up at hobby Lobby.

Dies used are from: Creative Basics Dies by Rhea

Copic colors for this card are as Follows:
E95, E93, RV42, YG97, YG95, YG93.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Yellow Dew Drop Rose

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