My name is Cathy Clark and I LOVE to stamp. And I LOVE to color, but more on that in a moment.
First and foremost I am a Christian, a Wife to a great guy, Paul for the past 15 years, a Mom to four amazing grown children: Bill, Todd, Mark and Jill, and a “Mimi” to three adorable grandchildren: Halsey-4 ½, Bryce-2 ½, and Mark II-1 (who are the best things that ever happened to me!!!). I’m also a retired RN with a passion for Neonatal Intensive Care.
As you can see, I’ve been very busy in my life, but I have always found time to craft, mostly with paper, ink and stamps! My life has not settled down a lot since I quit working two years ago, but I’m trying to devote more time to this love affair with stamping.
Just recently I attended a Copic Certification Class in Sarasota, FL and came away with a world of new facts about coloring with Copic markers. Our instructor was Sally Lynn McDonald who was so full of knowledge with a huge dose of humor to go along with it. Practice, Practice, Practice was the word of the day. Now I am able to teach others about this fantastic art medium. Also attending the class were two of my Florida StampTV buddies Kelly Landers and Sue Morris. I learned so much from them as well. We had a great day!
- Kelly, Sally Lynn, Sue, and myself
I have the whole 144 piece set of Ciao Copic markers, collected over about two years and just today I ordered the new set of 12 very pale Sketch 0000 ones that are great for blending. These alcohol based markers are somewhat pricey, but so worth the money. The end results (with LOTS of practice) are beautiful! I will share more tidbits of wisdom about Copics over the next few weeks.
My card for today is, what else, but a mermaid---”By The C” !
I love this sentiment and when I’m in a busy or stressful situation I think of being at the beach where all my cares go away...at least for awhile!
The mermaid is from Whipper Snapper; the sentiment is Beach Sentiments from Amy R stamps; CS is from Color Mates;Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers:Y08, YR23, E35, B02,B05, and V17; Ice Stickles in Blueberry; K&Co. “bling“; and ribbon from JoAnn Fabrics.
Please visit me again and I wish you all “A BEACH KIND OF DAY”!!!