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Wednesday’s Card: You Rock!

You Rock

Hi All,

Don’t you just love this little girl? I generally don’t do cutesie. I’m not a fan of the little girl stamps with frilly dresses and all that. But this one is cool, don’t you think? 🙂 Perfect to give to my daughters.

I purchased this stamp at Ellen Hutson in the last couple of months, but apparently it’s discontinued from what I can tell. The only place I found it currently available is HERE at Simon Says Stamp.

The checkered background is the Hero Arts Graph Background Stamp. I colored every other square.

I colored the girl with Copic Markers. Hair is still challenging for me. I’ll have to do some more practicing!

I have some exciting things on the horizon that I want to share with you… First, I am working on a new look for my blog. I seem to be on a once-a-year redesign schedule! I don’t know how long it will take me – I try to work on it here and there, but it’s a slow process. Hopefully in the next month or so.

Second, I am going to be a guest host in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom on April 15th! Stay tuned.

Finally, I am going to be doing a collaboration with Jill Foster for the month of May. We’ll have something every week for you! I just love Jill’s style, so I am honored to be working with her. More details to come later.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. Enjoy the video and have a great week!!








  1. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 10:46 am


    Wow, you rock!! That is truely amazing how you made that little girl come to life with just markers!! So talented you are! So honored to call you my sister!!

  2. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 am


    Love this card…good thinking for the checkerboard. It adds so much.

  3. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 am


    Oh, how pretty and totally cool. I’m also amazed at you coloring Darlene, for me it’s really challenging to color faces but I guess you just need the right shades and practice, practice, practice. Thank you for this fabulous video, as always it’s super enjoyable.

  4. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm


    Such a cute card this week Darlene! I love the girl, and your coloring really brings her to life! And what a great honor to be a guest over at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom and work with Jill Foster! Wow – you are getting into the big time now!! Well deserved by the way 🙂

  5. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Holly Saveur

    Super card and congrats on being a guest host!

  6. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 1:57 pm


    I just love the coloring! Such a great looking card!

  7. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Yvonne Williams

    Wow congrats are defiantly in order. That is great about Ellen Huston and Jill Foster. You must be walking on air now. Lol Thanks for the card, as always, I enjoy watching and learning from your Copic coloring skills.

  8. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 3:05 pm


    Love it! So cute 🙂

  9. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Carol B

    You Rock, so appropriate for you do so rock. Excited for you getting to work with Jill and Ellen, so cool. I think your skills with Copics is great and her hair is perfect. I just found a site that shows how to do hair that I will share with you when time, but think you are on top of your game.

  10. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 5:25 pm


    So cute, my daughter would love this card too. Definitely need to practice my colouring. Really enjoying following your blog.

  11. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Meli Isen

    thats awesome news…now when you are doing the thing in may with Jill Foster will you still be doing a card a week here…i will SO miss your cards if you dont 🙁 …. no pressure…lol BTW i do love the card!

    • wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Meli, of course I will continue Wednesday’s card!! 🙂

  12. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Embossing Queen

    Another amazing and inspirational card. Congratulations on the guest host spot at the Ellen Hutson Classroom and the collaboration with Jill Foster. Enjoy and thanks again for the weekly inspiration!

  13. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Cornelia (fun stampi

    Hi Darlene – great card – especially that checkered strip! and your coloring – that is just awesome!

  14. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 pm


    Cute card. Am going to try Copics one of these days. The checkered background was a great touch. Happy Wednesday. And how great that you are working with Jill. Am anxious to see what you create. I know if will be wonderful.

  15. wrote on April 3rd, 2013 at 9:12 pm


    That checked pattern really sets off that image. Your coloring is terrific!

  16. wrote on April 4th, 2013 at 1:14 am


    Beautiful card Darlene, such a simple layout but your choice of colour and the finishing touches are just perfect.

  17. wrote on April 4th, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Darlene!
    I think your card looks ADORABLE! Your daughter will love it!!! You are always so brilliant with those Copics…I love the hair on your little girl (by the way, she’s an adorable stamp) We are always too hard on ourselves when it comes to critiquing our own work…I can relate to your feelings because I feel that way too at times 🙂 . But Honestly, it really does look amazing…great job! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great week! 🙂

  18. wrote on April 4th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Anna Jernigan

    AWWW, really cute girl stamp, and just great coloring, Darlene. I think you color wonderfully!! I know that I have learned from watching you, so thanks, and don’t be too hard on yourself, most of us think you’re awesome! Congrats on your guesting at Ellen Hutson’s. I am looking forward to seeing the resultng cards. How cool is that? Thanks for sharing each week, although I still haven’t watched ALL of your videos, I get the Wednesday email alerts, and watch the NEW ones each week! Awesome stuff.

  19. wrote on April 4th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Sally Downes

    I especially like the way you “framed” from the side of the sentiment. It’s a great look and one I want to try. A new trick!! Love it! Your coloring skills, as always, are beyond achieving (for me, anyway) but I’ll keep watching and trying.

  20. wrote on April 5th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Melissa D

    Congratulations Darlene on your guest role that is great news.
    Love the card, colouring as always is awesome. You have patience to sit and colour those squares I must say….. I would give up on that one.

  21. wrote on April 5th, 2013 at 9:05 am


    Great card Darlene. My granddaughter plays guitar – that would be a great image for her . Thanks for sharing . I enjoy following your blog and appreciate the colouring tips .

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