Once up on a time..in a land far far away….

Gilli Asian_Blossoms~

Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ello people! How you all have been? I miss you all! While I was away my internet was not the most constant..so I was just following and checking a little at time. But here I am!!

Today I am sharing you a project that I made specially for the launch of a super cool group BOOK ENDZ. My lovely friend Suzanne, from Color me Creative Classroom and also the (awesome and really up to date ) Magazine Through the Craft Door Room (by Suzanne and Marty) is launching today a group that mix two thing that a lot of folks love..Book reading and Crafting!

If you are one of us that have a very hyper creative mind…come along!! To celebrate the beginning of this group a KINDLE and so many others amazing gifts (hint hint!) will be given away thought-out the party! Join in the challenges and lets have some fun!

Gilli Asian_Blossoms

Here is the project I made inspired by the theme of the very first book over BookEndz group. Come one over to discover a little more about the story and share you ideas! I used Gilli Asian rubber stamp (see how Gilli Stamps proves that can be used in whatever way you creative works!!!) colored with copic markers and also using the paper piecing technique. To emphasize and also give a more dimensional look I made sure to add more color over Gilli’s robe. I also created a little Obbi (traditional belt) for Gilli. Well, it is an oriental mixed look Smile. My papers are regular card stock from my personal collection and the pattern one is from my Japanese paper collection and also from Martha Stewart stack. The trellis was made using EK punch toped with a little stickles on top.

Gilli Asian_BlossomsCU

As you can see I dig dip into the Asian vibe LOL…As an embellishment I made  mini origami butterflies..and colored with copic and added stickles for glitz. To set the mood I also doodle a little stylized cherry bloosson tree next to Gilli using copic markers. No asian look is complete without lanterns..so I made these cute little Fan/lantern from scratch. The details were made by hand using Copic marker, multiliners and also white pen.Gilli Asian_Best Friends Forever~

Would you like a bit more inspiration? No problem. I have this project I made a little while ago and I think is sooo fit for this occasion..Since I am wishing all the luck to my dear friend Suzanne in her new group! You can find more ins about this project here.

Now hurry! You can win some cool gifts while chatting, creating and making new friends over Book Endz! See you there!

Hey don’t forget..Gilli will be 1 year soon! So if you are into celebrations…let’s say it is Gilli’ Birthday but some of you will be getting the gift! So keep in touch….the party season is just getting started!



This & That

Copic (E00, E02, E000, E39, E99; C9, C7, 100, W3; R29, R81; G21; BG 32 ), Copic multiliner; White marker; Japanese paper; Martha Stewart paper; Cryogen paper, Cardstock, EK punches, Embelishments by ; Liquid pearls; Stickles.


In memory


Probably by now most of you are aware that one of ours in our group of craft friends, Cindy Echtinaw, owner of StampingScrapping.com has suffered a terrible loss. Lindsey, Cindy and Kev’s lovely daughter passed away this past weekend. The love you all have been sending to the Echtinaw family has been enormous, and Cindy and her family has made sure to say how thankful she is for all of you and your caring messages at his difficult time.

A fund was established for helping the Echtinaw family preparing Lindsey’s funeral. If you feel inclined to help we please ask in lieu of flowers send your contribution to:

At any Wachovia Bank

Janine Blackwelder* F/B/O Lindsay Echtinaw account located in Greensboro North Carolina.

Thank you for your love and care.

Always. anaRy


*Janine is a StampingScrapping Design Team member and personal close friend of the Echtinaw family. Thank you.


Getting Cozy!

Gilli Cozy_Love~

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I just came back from CHA Summer in Chicago! Gilli was so very welcomed by so many of our fellow industry members and designers! As you know we launched a brand new series of Gilli at this CHA! Have you checked them out? Go ahead and make that wish list! Soon we will be bringing inspirations for you with this new series! So keep in touch! Stay tuned because not only we have new Gillis but GILLI WILL BE  1 YEAR soon! You know what that means, right? Oh yeah! So stick around….more info to come!


Gilli Cozy_Love

My project for the anything goes challenge at House of Gilli Challenge blog showcase Gilli Cozy! Ohhh I can see that many of us can relate to this picture LOL!

Gilli Cozy was colored with Copic markers. I used cryogen paper, can you see the nice sparkling over the copic colors? I just love the look this paper gives to the inked images. My base is made with Anglaise Die cut die. The die was embellished using stamp fro, StampingScrapping Design Stamps (they match with a ton of dies from Spellbinders). To give a different look I also colored the die cut with my copic marker…then added a little glitter on the top…I loved the soft sparkling look.

Gilli Cozy_LoveSI created the sentiment by using 4 cuts from the smaller Anglaise die cut and stamped letters using memento ink (stamps from Studio G)…all the coloring was made using copics. The die cut was also inked using the little matching stamp from StampingScrapping designer stamp. Ribbons are Offray. For an extra touch a little pink twine to make it all girly : ).

I hope you liked the  project! So grab your coloring tools and your stamp! Make a project and join us for this “Anything goes challenge!” over House of Gilli Challenge Blog. I hope hope to see you around for more inspiration! Keep in touch we will have more exciting news coming soon! Check out the New Gilli for CHA Summer!!!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ News Buzz!

Now if you are just like Gilli Cozy you love a book reading time….and crafts! So I have some news from you…Listen up. Suzanne J. Dean my lovely friend is launching a group that will hook up our favorite things…reading and crafting!

The party starts this July 28. Come and join. It is free!! You can be the winner of a KINDLE or some other goodies..really good goodies –hint hint ; )!






Favorite copic Tech :: Free

Hydrangeas by anaRy~

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I folks! How you are all doing this weekend? I am a full force working on a few new things and I will be able to share sooooon! YAY! So stay tunned…follow up! I will try to impress LOL.

Today I am here to share my favorite copic technique. Yeah! The current challenge over CMC copic challenge…use your favorite copic coloring technique. My favorite tech…FREE..LOL..I just love to grab my colors and do whatever the image calls me to do at time…I just enjoy not thinking too much and let set free! LOL.

My image is from Tiffany Doodles. Tiffany has a lovely collection of images available : ). I love hydrangeas and they scream summer to me. I just enjoy the blast of colors theyHydrangeas_Free coloring by anaRy can give to any nook in a yard : ). I used the following copics for this project: w3, voooo, V05, V06, B06, YG63, YG95, YG97, G24, G20, B83.

Even though I free handed..not following a specific pattern or tech for coloring I tried to keep the edges of my drawing dark in a tentative to add dimension to the image. I also darken the veins of the leaves to emphasize the shape. You don’t really think I would pass a little bling ha? LOL.. I just added touches of stikles very sparingly  over the petals. The swirls (a hybrid that I created using existing shapes from silhouette) were also “blinged” LOL. All other embellishments are from stash. I am note sure about the pattern paper I will update you soon on it.

I hope you will show us your favorite copic tech! Come on over CMC copic challenge…there is always a sweeeet prize over..come one over and just take a peak…You will love it!



WANTED! A Cowgirl’s world!

Gilli Cowgirl_Wanted~

Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ello everybody!! Or should I say Howdy everyone! LOL

Today I am sharing with you’re a little project showcasing Gilli Cowgirl! Girl I love your boots! LOL.

I went for a total country look with this card…I need to ask Suzanne for a little sing along with a Sugarland song LOL..(she is mad about them!)..

Cowgirl Gilli was colored with copic markers. This time I did no alterations to the image. I created this pattern paper specially for this gal…Gilli Cowgirl_Wantednothing better then a little cow pattern to give that extra touch ha?  LOL..Of course the gal needs a bling, so I added a little touch of diamond dust to her belt and boots.

The die cuts are heart shapes (Spellbinder) and Anglaise lace die cut. They were inked with SU inks and stamping scrapping stamps sets. “Wanted” sentiment is a Gilli sentiment rubber stamp…LOL..doesn’t it say it all? LOL. The little I love you belongs to the frou frou stamp set from SS stamps. Pearl Hearts and cotton cords are from my personal pile of stuff LOL…good stuff though!

I hope you will all join us for the Simple challenge over SS challenge central!

Wanna have more fun? Stop by house of Gilli challenge blog! Things are sparklin’over there….and if you like a fairy tale why not fly over TTCRD challenge?

Anyway I hope you enjoyed the ride…now…shhh don’t tell anyone but something is about to come out of the hat…and you know…if it is from a Gilli’s hat….must be pure fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drop by!



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