Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mo's Dream Team BLOG HOP!

Hellooooo . . . and happy Thursday! I'm super excited to be joining in this month's BLOG HOP with my fellow "Mo's Dream Team" sisters!! Our theme this month (chosen by our very own lovely Anneke) is . . .

BABIES!
Now . . . if you've arrived here from the very sweet and talented Alice, then you're in the right place. But, in case you hopped into the middle or got lost along the way . . . here's this month's Blog Hop order . . . 

 LouHellenAlice and Pat (that's me!)

So . . . here's my "baby" card . . .

I've used the totally adorable "Beach Baby" available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a close-up of this cutie . . . 
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock & twine: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Barefoot & Bliss" by Bo Bunny
Celtic Coved Square die: Cheery Lynn Designs
Frilly Circle die: Memory Box
Buttons: My stash
Copics & Colored Pencils
A peek at the inside . . . 

And one last, sort of "artsy" view . . . 
Be sure you've been leaving comments along the way . . . AND on Mo's Dream Team Blog at the end of the hop. . . because there are two $5.00 gift vouchers for Mo's online store up for grabs! (Winners will be selected at random from participating Dream Team Designers' Blogs!)

Okey dokey . . . your last stop along the way is 

And that's it for me, my lovelies!! Thanks so much for "hopping" by! I hope you had fun with today's Blog Hop! I know I did!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bye Bye . . .

Hellooooo! Today I have a little "Graduation" card to share with you! My sister commissioned this card for one of her Student Workers who graduated last month!! Her school colors are Purple & Gold!! (Although, my "purple" cardstock is really closer to "plum"!!)
This cute little image is called "Bye Bye" and is available HERE in Mo Manning's online store! Oh . . . and check it out . . . there are also boy and ethnic versions of this image!

Here's a close-up . . .

A bit of a "top" view . . .

A peek at the inside (with a pocket for a gift card!) . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Fair Skies" by Farmhouse Paper Company
Flower die: Sweet William's Strip by Cheery Lynn Designs
Frilly Circle die: Memory Box
Front sentiment: Dr. Seuss
Inside sentiment: Ellen DeGeneres
Copics & Colored Pencils

And one more . . .
Please be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing

Thanks bunches for stopping by! xo


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spring for Sale!

Hello, hello, hellooooo! Today I have a sweet little "Mother's Day" card to share with you! I actually made this for my sister's mother-in-law! I'm actually away from my main studio for a few weeks . . . so, since I have almost NO embellishments, this card (by default) ended up being rather Clean & Simple! (It feels sort of naked, as a matter of fact! LOL!)


This little image is called "Spring for Sale" and is available HERE in Mo Manning's online store!

My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Carrot Patch" by Mary Fran for Nitwits Digital Papers
Copics & Colored Pencils

Please be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day! xo

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jumping . . . for Dee's Birthday!

Hi!! Welcome to my little corner of Blogland!! I have a little card to share with you today! I made this one for my little sister . . . she just celebrated her 58th birthday!! Yikes . . . she's really old! (But, full disclosure, I'm sort of older! LOL!)
This sweet image is called "Jumping" and is available HERE in Mo Manning's online store!

Here's a close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock & inside sentiment stamps: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Meadowlark" by Prima 
Corner die: Whimsy
Frilly Circle die: Memory Box
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Front "circle" sentiment: Whimsy
Pearls: My stash
Copics & Colored Pencils
A peek at the inside . . .

And last, but not least . . .
Please be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Henry & Winston - Best "Buds"

Hello sweet friends!! I have a sweet little card to share with you today! I made this for our youngest grandson's birthday. Henry is just turning 2 years old . . . and he is all BOY!! He and his best "furry" friend, Winston, are inseparable!
This adorable image is called "Buds" and is available HERE in Mo Manning's online store! There are also girl and African American versions of this image! Something for everyone!!

Here's a close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock & inside sentiment stamps: Stampin' Up
Digital DPs: "Tailwags" by Mary Fran for Nitwits 
Cross Stitch dies: My Favorite Things
Fishtail Banner die: Your Next Stamp
Front "circle" sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Copics & Colored Pencils
A peek at the inside . . .

And finally, an angled, sort of "artsy" view . . .
Be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mo's DP2 Challenge & Meet "Hillary"

Hello friends!! It's been a while since I posted a card/project here!! I've been busy hanging out with grandkiddos in Arizona!! So much fun!! But now I'm back . . . and it's Thursday . . . and it's time for our monthly challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! As you know, all of our challenges are . . .

 "Anything Goes"
 With a Mo Manning image, of course!

So, here's what I've created . . .
I used one of Mo's little girl images called "Hillary." Isn't she just precious? I love that haircut!! She's available HERE in Mo's online store.

Here's a close-up of this sweetheart . . .

A peek at the inside card . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Digital DPs: "Grandma's Pantry" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Lacy edge & tag dies: Magnolia
Cross-stitch die: My Favorite Things
Brad, charm, & twine: My stash
Sentiments: Stampin' Up & Dylusions (Ranger)
Copics & Caran d'Ache/Pablo pencils

And one more "angled" view . . .
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by my very talented Design Teamies! Then please join us for this month's challenge!!

** Mo will be awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs . . . .

Friday, January 22, 2016

It's Stamp it Saturday!!

Helloooooo . . . it's "Stamp it Saturday"!!! Well, actually, it's Friday evening in my part of the world. But, since Mother Nature has decided to share some beautiful snow and sleet with us, I thought I'd post this early . . . just in case we don't have internet or power in the morning!!

So . . . for this card, I've used a Mo Manning design as a RUBBER STAMP by Penny Black! This stamp is called "XOXO" and is available HERE in Penny Black's online store. The stamp includes this cute little character PLUS a fun "XOXO" sentiment (which I have used on the little tag)!!
For those of you who prefer working with digital images . . . this cutie is also available as a "digi" called "XOXO" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image stamped onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Real Red & Bashful Blue cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "From the Heart" by Mary Fran for Nitwits HERE
Heart/bow dies: Memory Box
Heart border die: Magnolia
Ribbon, twine, & pearls: My stash
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics, pencils

A look at the inside . . . 

And one more . . .
I had lots of fun inking up this adorable Penny Black stamp by artist Mo Manning! Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and, as always, for your kind comments!! Please be sure to check out the "Anything Goes" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge BlogSee you soon!! xoxo