Monday, June 29, 2015

Daisy . . .

Hey there!! Welcome to my little corner of Blogland!! Today I have a sweet card that I made for a little girl in the U.K. named Sophie! Sophie is battling cancer, and my dear friend and DT sister, Lou Daubney is collecting cards from all over the world to send to Sophie to help cheer her up while she's undergoing treatment!! I hope little Sophie likes the color blue . . . because this card is definitely BLUE!! *** If you're interested in joining the "Cards for Sophie" campaign, please "Private Message" Lou on Facebook for details!
I used "Daisy" a sweet digi image available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Night of Navy & Bashful Blue cardstock: Stampin' Up
Nitwits digi DPs: Everyday Life Series-Sympathy Collection
Sentiment stamp: Inky Antics
Ribbons, pearls, and charm: My stash
Shabby White Frantage
Copics & Prismacolor pencils

A peek at the "clean & simple" inside . . . 
And an angled view . . . 
I hope you'll stop by "Mo's Dream Team Blog" and "Mo's Clubhouse Blog" for some really beautiful daily inspiration! Oh, and don't forget to check out the new "Anything Goes w/optional theme: Summer Fun" challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog . . . starting Thursday, July 2nd and running through the end of the month!

Thanks for stopping by . . .see you soon! xo

Sunday, June 21, 2015

My Sister . . . My Friend . . .

Hello, hello, helloooooo! I'm back with another gorgeous card . . . (well, I think it's gorgeous!!) . . . and I hope my sister thinks so too!

I used one of Mo's new digi images called "Summer Sisters" (available HERE in Mo's online store)! Mo has also created this image with curly haired girls . . . and another with one curly and one straight haired girl! Something for everyone!! Here's a close-up of these cuties . . .

I decided to make a twisted easel card . . . so my sister can display it in her office!! Here's what it looks like opened up . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Night of Navy & Blushing Bride cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Dress Shoppe" by Fat Quarter for Nitwits
Heart  tag die: Magnolia
Hearts on a Sting and Butterfly dies: Memory Box
Corner die, ribbon, & pearls: My stash
Floral Ovals, Lacy Ovals, & Deckled Ovals dies: Spellbinders
Sentiment: S.W.A.L.K.
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics & Colored Pencils

And here's a slightly angled view . . . 

I hope you'll stop by "Mo's Dream Team Blog" and "Mo's Clubhouse Blog" for lots of beautiful daily inspiration! Oh, and please check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: Babies" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by . . . and for your kind comments!
xo

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mo's "Flower Jar" . . .

Hello friends!! I hope you've had a GREAT weekend! I've been busy coloring and painting (so much more fun than cleaning house!) Here's just one of the projects I've been working on . . .

I used one of Mo's newest digi images called "Flower Jar" (available HERE in Mo's online store)! Here's a close-up . . .

I love looking at flowers . . . and smelling them (even though they make me sneeeeze!) . . . but I honestly can't tell the difference between flowers and weeds! I would have no idea what kind of flowers these are . . . except Mo told me that the red ones are poppies! They were sure fun to color, though!!

Here's a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Copic "Xpress It" cardstock
Concord Crush & Real Red cardstock: Stampin' Up
So Saffron ribbon & pearl brad: Stampin' Up
Embossing folder: Embossalicious
Copics (too many to keep track of!)

I haven't quite finished the inside, although I think it will make a lovely "Sympathy" card. Here's a slightly angled view . . . 

So . . . that's what I've been up to these past couple of days! I hope you'll stop by "Mo's Dream Team Blog" and "Mo's Clubhouse Blog" for some really gorgeous daily inspiration! Oh, and don't forget to check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: Babies" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by . . . and, as always, thanks so much for your kind comments!
xo

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fairies & a Giggling Snowman . . .

Merry Christmas!! Just kidding! But I am in a bit of a winter frame of mind!! Today I have a verrrrrrry sparkly creation for you . . . using several of Mo Manning wintry images all merged together!!

I used Giggling Snowman (available HERE in Mo's online store) . . . and Fairy Christmas with sentiment (available HERE)! Here's a close-up . . .

I covered the entire colored image using a Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad . . . then sprinkled images with Stampin' Up Heat & Stick Powder. I heated it with my heat gun until it became "glisteny" . . . then sprinkled on Stampin' Glitter (shaking off excess) and re-heated to set. It's an easy and fun way to get EXTRA sparkle!!

Here's a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Copic "Xpress It" cardstock
Digi DPs: "Great White North" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Whisper White satin ribbon: Stampin' Up
Pearls, bells, & corner die: my stash
Snowflake border die: Memory Box
Tree die: Magnolia
Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart
Inside sentiment stamp: Lili of the Valley
Copics (too many to keep track of!)

A peek at the inside (which I purposely kept simple!). . . 

And finally, a slightly angled view . . .  
So . . . there ya go! My SECOND Christmas card of 2015!!! Now be sure to stop by "Mo's Dream Team Blog" and "Mo's Clubhouse Blog" for some fabulously fun daily inspiration! Oh, and don't forget to check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: Babies" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by to visit . . . and special thanks for your comments! See you soon! xo

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A New Challenge at Mo's . . . Babies!!

Happy Thursday! Guess what? It's June . . . and that means it's time for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Our theme is (as always) "Anything Goes" . . . and this month our optional theme  is . . .
Babies!

I've had this darling digi printed for months . . . and only now got around to coloring him!

This sweet little boy image is called "Just One Story" (boy) . . .  and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's a close-up . . .

I colored this image with a variety of Caran d'Ache, Faber-Castell, and Prismacolor pencils!! Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on white cardstock
Whisper White cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Sunshine & Laughter Too" made by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Sentiment, pearls, and corner die: my stash
Flower die: Shasta Daisy by Cheery Lynn Dies
Colored pencils

A look at the inside . . . 

And finally, the ever popular "artsy" view . . .
So . . . besides being on back-to-back vacations these past two weeks (hehe!) . . . this is what I've been up to! Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and, as always, for your kind comments!! See you next week! Oh . . . wait . . . be sure to check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: Babies" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Peace...

Hi friends!! Can you believe it? It's Thursday already!! Where does the time go? Why . . . before ya know it, it'll be Christmas! (Note brilliant segway!!) Which is exactly why today I have a Christmas card to share with you!! (I honestly was humming Christmas tunes while I was making this!) I used one of Mo's "Ragged" images! I love them all!! This one is called "Ragged Kelly" . . .

. . . and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's an extreme close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on cold press watercolor paper
Always Artichoke cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs, pearls, tag tie: my stash
Mittens, holly, & distressed tag dies: Memory Box
Inside sentiment stamp: Stampin-Up
Distress inks

A peek at the inside . . . 

And finally, a slightly angled view . . .
  
So . . . there ya go! My first Christmas card of 2015!!! Thanks for stopping by . . . and for your kind comments that really DO make my day!! See you next week! Oh . . . wait . . . be sure to check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: For Teenz Only" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Goin' Fishin'

Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing another retirement card! I made this one for my sister's boss who is retiring in just a few weeks!!  I used  Mo's darling "First Fish (girl)" digi image . . .

This cutie patootie "girl" image is available HERE in Mo's online store. There's also a "boy" version HERE. He's super cute too!! So . . . I decided to make a "Joy Fold" card! Here's a slightly different view as I start to open the card . . .

And another . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White Cardstock
Real Red & Whisper White cardstock: Stampin' Up
"Gone Fishing" Digi DPs: Available HERE at Nitwits
Main dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Corner die, ric rac, letter tiles, jute, clothespin: My stash
Sentiment: Computer generated
Copic markers, a variety of colored pencils

Copics:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R20 & 21 (cheeks)
Hair: E25, 23, 21, 09, YR20
Blues: B97, 95, 93, 91, 00, 000
Reds: R27, 24, 22, 21, 20
Greens: YG 25, 23, 67, 01
Browns: E55, 53, 51, 50

Another view as it opens further . . . 

And finally, a look at the card completely open . . .  
And . . . that's it for me! Thanks for popping in for a visit! See you next week! Oh . . . and be sure to check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: For Teenz Only" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!