Wednesday, July 22, 2015


This month the team and I have been focusing on fun hair colors, so I took the opportunity to share a fun way I like to color curly hair using this new image

Like coloring straight hair I like to add the deepest color for shadows and depth, with the pen to paper dot method.  I wanted to create my shadows and depth around the face, head band, bow and the tips of the hair

Using the mid-tone color I made dots from the dark color moving out into the white space

Repeating steps 1-2 I added the lightest color filling in more of the white space

Repeating steps 1-3, 1 color at a time I continued to fill in the white space until I was happy

I like to add the little extra dots outside of the lines to give a little more character to the shape of the hair

I hope that you find this tutorial fun and will add it to your list of things to try

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I'm Welcome Crafty friends to MyBestie! 
I am enjoying the summer and with that that means coloring fun summer images. So today I am sharing this cute image that totally makes me think of a summer fun picnic. You can fine her here.

I used Doodlebug Design "Sunkissed" 6x6 paper pack (again) for this card... Can I just say this paper pack is so perfect for summer card making.

The stamp is from a Studio Calico PL kit, and the solid card stock is just basic yellows and oranges from my paper stash.

Copics Used
Hair: BG11/13/34/49/57
Skin: E21/11/13/15/18
Cheeks: R20
Bow: Y35/18/11/00
Bowl: B41/21/45 and C3/5
Fruit: YR07/68/65/61

R22/20/21 w/ G46/43

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Having a Fun Hair Day.

Hi Everybody. It's Beth again. I wanted to share this cute Bestie image #644. You can purchase this downloadable image from Sherri Baldy's Etsy site.

We were asked to challenge ourselves with the hair color. Well let's just say I'm not very adventurous with my hair color. I have always stayed "in the box". So I went Crazy, for me, with orange.

This was bold for me. I really ended up enjoying the fun color. I need to find some time to play with vibrant colors for hair.
I made this card into an ice cream gift card holder. I can't wait to give it away.

Once again I used up lots of odds and ends.
Some Stampin Up retired paper. Echo Park paper from the "I Love Sunshine" pack.
Stampin Up border punch. 
I hope you enjoyed this sweet girl. You can find the image here.
Please feel free to ask questions. 
Until next time, 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fun Colored Hair

Hi Friends!!  I altered a picture frame that I had purchased at Michael's a while back.  I added a double bow made with seam beading at the top of the frame, I then added a butterfly, and then colored my gorgeous Bestie digi stamp.  I wanted to color a fun color for hair and of course I picked pink (my favorite color lol).  I hope you guys will try this for a different look.  I had so much fun coloring her in.  Have a great day!

You can find this cute digi here.

Isn't her hair color just beautiful!?!

The copic markers I used are as follows:

Hair:  RV000, RV10, RV13
Dress:  G40, G43
Bird:  B000. B00
Eyes:  G40, G43
Skin:  E000, E00, E33
Blush:  RV10, RV02
Lips: RV02 and white jel pen
Cup:  RV000, RV10
Bird:  B000
Flowers:  RV000 and white jel pen
Nest:  Y11
Outline:  B000

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hey! It's another Color and Create me, Tiffany.

I am super excited about today's card from My Besties. I chose an image that reminded me of the phrase "Peek a boo".
Your can find this image here...

 I made a really simple card that says a lot.
The image used is framed in a Mama Elephant die.

 On the back of all my cards I use a personal stamp that I had made at my local office store.

 I used this paper pack by Doodlebug Design which I am loving. 
It is perfect for this time of the year.

This was a up close and personal image these are all the markers I used.
Skin: E21/11/13/15
Eyes: YG91/93/95/99
Hair: N10/08/06/04
V17 & BV08
Bow: RV02/04/06/19
Yellow button

 I keep all my embellishment in these cases that I purchased from Stampin' Up. Each case is covered with color card stock and inside are embellishments that match the outside.

Here is the finished card!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Creating Shading around Images

Hi Friends!!  I just wanted to share a simple, but cute little card.  If you are interested in purchasing this precious digi stamp please click here.  I only added 5 layers of paper, created a paper flower, a banner and added a few pearls to create this cute card.  Hope you guys like it!


I added a very light shading of blue around all of my images to give the illusion of the bright blue sky behind them.  I also added grass to give them something to stand on.  Sometimes I use grey's as a shading background if I just want to give them something to stand on.  Hope you like this idea and try it.  Have a great day!

Copics used:

Hat:  C00, C1 
Bat & Hearts:  G40, G43
Shirt & Bows:  RV000, RV10, RV13
Pants:  B000, B00, B02
Hair:  YR21, YR23, E13 & White jel pen
Socks:  C00, C1

Hat:  B000, B00, B02, Y13, Y15
Shirt:  G40, G43, B000, B00
Bat:  Y13, Y15
Gloves:  E42, E43, E44
Pants:  B000, B00, B02
Bear:  W0, W1, W3

Grass:  YG03, YG06, YG09
Background shading:  B000

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time to Get Creative

Happy Tuesday Everyone! It's Beth. I had so much fun creating this notebook. I will be making a few of them to put in my gift closet for quick grab gifts. This sweet girl is Bestie image#372 at Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop.

I created a fun notebook with this cute image. I can't help but smile when I use the "Bestie" images.

Skin and hair can really challenge me. When I started with this image I had no idea what I was going to do or make. I just started coloring. I always start with the skin and work from there. These are the skin colors I used.

I am always learning. I used a lot of ink working on her hair. I have found that I like to let the layers of ink dry as I go along when doing hair. It doesn't get as "muddy " in my opinion. 

I did end up adding more depth to her hair after I finished her clothing.

This was super fun. I was able to use up lots of odds and ends in my craft room. Yippie!!

I used various ribbons and some Kaiser Kraft and Prima flowers. The note book is 5x7 kraft paper cover lined book, which are sold at Walmart 3 to a pack. They are only available when the back to school supplies are out. Tim Holtz printed vellum is covering part of the cover.

The Bestie is image #372. Hope you enjoyed this project! Additional information can be found at FromHandAndHeart.Com.

Thanks so much for looking at Sherri's Blog. So many great Ladies posting amazing projects here!

Until next time. Happy Crafting!