Paper Craftin with Erica

Greeting Cards

Well… almost!  In light of the upcoming holiday, I have a special card for you.  I colored her with my Copics, of course.  I added liquid applique to the fur (which I heat set to make it fluffy) and to the holly (which I didn't heat set to keep it shiny).   I added airbrushed Read more

I have a little Halloween treat for you… better late than never… and it was published in The Bug Magazine!  Unfortunately, The Bug Magazine is no longer being published; however, they still have PDF copies available if you're interested. I hope you all had a great Halloween.  Merceydeis was a beautiful fairy and we had Read more

Boy, it's been a long time since I've posted!  I haven't been on here for a little over 3 months!  I can't believe it.  I have been so wrapped up in work, school, and teaching that I lost my creative mojo!  Well, I finally have it back!  Yay! So, I created this card for a Read more

I attended my Intermediate Copic Certification class in Chicago last Sunday and it was amazing!  I learned so much… and the videos done my Marianne…  Wow!  She is so talented.  I wish I could I could color as GOOD as she.  I would definately recommend this class to anyone who has taken the Standard Certficiation Read more

Guess what??  I was accepted into the Intermediate Copic Certification class and we’re on our way to Chicago right now!  Class isn’t until Sunday, but we plan on sightseeing… a much needed mini vacation.  I’ll post all about it soon after.  Here’s a little something I made… very simple.  I used my Copics and a Read more

Here’s a card I made for a birthday card swap in The Angel Company’s Paper Crafting Community and challenge in our Artistic Paper Crafting group.  I used the Maggie paper collection from The Angel Company, as well as a stamp from their Cupcake Cuties set.  I colored my cupcake with Copics, but didn’t do too Read more

Well, I've been on the fritz for a while.  I recently had surgery and recovery was harsh.  I thought I'd be up and running in no time…. well, um, no.  It didn't happen as planned.  So, now that I'm feeling somewhat better, I'm swamped with work.  Anyway, here's a card I just made for a Read more

So, I'm back in the game!  Yay!  For what seemed like FOREVER, I lost my mojo.  However, I found it and have been creating like crazy.  Here is just one thing I've made recently.  It's one of my favorites.  This was supposed to be my creation for the "From the Heart" TAC Blog Hop, but Read more

I have 3 dry embossing techniques for you to try .  So, get out your embossing machine and let’s get to work!  (I’m using my Cuttlebug.)  Let’s start with the first one…. Versamark. Emboss your with your choice of cardstock and your choice of embossing card.  I chose a birthday style for this one. Get Read more

This is ONE way to use your PearlEx powders with your stamped images.  You’ll need clear acetate, StazOn ink, large Xyron, and Pearl Ex powders. Stamp your image (with StazOn ink) on the clear acetate.  Be careful NOT to move the stamp around because it is VERY easy to smudge the image (it’s slippery).  Then Read more