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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cupcake . . .

Happy 2016, my sweet friends!! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas/Holiday Season . . . and are ready for our very first challenge of the year over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Our theme (as always) is . . .
"Anything Goes"

And for this card, I've used a Mo Manning design as a RUBBER STAMP by Penny Black! This stamp is called ". . . Cupcake" and is available HERE in Penny Black's online store. The stamp includes this cute little Mo Manning "fairy" PLUS a fun sentiment!!
For those of you who prefer working with digital images . . . this cutie is also available as a "digi" called "Dee" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's a close-up . . .
I "borrowed" the idea of stapling those ribbons in the corner from my sweet friend and super-talented Teamie, Franz!! So clever, huh?! I colored this image with Copic Sketch Markers and a variety of Caran d'Ache, Faber-Castell, and Prismacolor pencils!! Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image stamped onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock, ribbons,  and DPs: My stash
Front sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Inside sentiments: My stash

A look at the inside . . . 

And one more . . .
I had such fun getting all "inky" with this Penny Black stamp! 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!! xo

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Modern Alice . . . coming to Mo's Online Store . . . SOON!

Hello again!! I'm back with another fun "Sneak Peek" from Mo Manning!

This sweet image is called "Modern Alice" and will be coming to Mo's online store soon! Here's a close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view of my card . . .
My Card Recipe:
Image printed onto Copic X-press it Cardstock
Cardstock: Black by Stampin' Up
"Script" embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Romantic Rectangle Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders
Corner dies: Memory Box
Sentiment, ribbon, & pearls: My stash
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Inside sentiment: Dylusions by Ranger 
Colored with Copics & colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And one more . . .
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 for stopping by! See you soon!! xo

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Mo Manning Digi Images . . . Coming SOON!

Hello there, my friends!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas Holiday! Mine was awesome! I spent much of it in my studio . . . organizing, coloring, and cardmaking! I decided that I'd get a jump start on Christmas cards for 2016 . . . here's the first Christmas card for next year . . .
This darling image is called "On a Snowball" and will be coming to Mo's online store soon soon soon (maybe by the end of this week!) I thought I'd give you a little "sneak peek"!! Here's a close-up of this cutie . . .
And a bit of a side view of my card . . .
My Card Recipe:
Image printed onto Cryogen Metallic White Cardstock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Winter Wishes" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Romantic Rectangle Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders
Corner snowflake & inside "mittens" dies: Memory Box
Sentiments, ribbon, pearls, & bells: My stash
Colored with Copics & colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And one last, 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 for stopping by! More fun Mo projects coming soon!! xo



Friday, December 11, 2015

Mo's Little Drummer Boy...

Ho ho ho!! Here I am again . . . with another Christmas card! I believe this makes number FIVE for me!!! I may be in trouble here! hahaha!! But . . . check it out . . . I changed things up a bit . . . .
For today's card, I used one of my all-time favorite Mo Manning images for Christmas!! BUT . . . this time I used a Penny Black "Slapstick Cling" stamp called "Joyful Noise" (Product # 40-181). It's available HERE in Penny Black's online store!!

And, for crafters who prefer Mo Manning's digi images, this image is called "Shall I Play for You" and is available HERE in Mo's online store!

Here's a "close-up" . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image stamped onto Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Cherry Cobbler & River Rock Cardstock: Stampin' Up
25 Days of Christmas DPs: Simple Stories
Poinsettia die: Magnolia
Twine, ticket stamps, brad, & pearls: My stash
Colored with Copics (too numerous to mention!) & Colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And finally . . .
So . . . I guess I'd better get busy . . . I have many more cards to make!! But, wait, one more thing . . . be sure to stop by Mo's Challenge Blog for our super fun monthly challenge!! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back! xo

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A "Non-Traditional" Christmas Card . . .

Hey hey hey!! Happy Thursday! Can you believe it's DECEMBER already?! And it's time for our very last challenge of the year over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Our theme (as always) is "Anything Goes" . . . and this month our optional theme is . . .

Non-Traditional Christmas Cards

I've had this cute little Mo Manning digi for a few months . . . and decided it's perfect for this month's challenge!! What do you think? Non-Traditional enough?!
This image is called "Skateboard Schoolboy" . . .  and is available HERE in Mo's online store. He's perfect for our 11 year-old grandson, Brody, who lives in Arizona (where there is no snow!) But there IS plenty of sunshine for "skateboarding"!!!
I colored this image with Copic Sketch Markers and a variety of Caran d'Ache, Faber-Castell, and Prismacolor pencils!! Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Real Red cardstock: Stampin' Up
Kraft cardstock: from local crafting store
Digi DPs: "Festive Trimmings" available HERE at Nitwits
Sentiments, bells, rhinestone stars, & twine: my stash
Sentiment tags: Lili of the Valley

A look at the inside . . . 


And finally . . .
I had great fun making this for our sweet Brody! I can't wait to mail it to him!! (He loves getting "snail mail"!) Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and, as always, for your kind comments!! Please be sure to check out the "Anything Goes w/optional theme: Non-Traditional Christmas Card" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! See you soon!! xo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Peace...

Hellooooooo! It's been for-EVER since I've posted anything here on my blog!! Mostly because I've been traveling and hanging with kids and grandkiddos in Arizona!! But I'm back home in Virginia now . . . enjoying some beautiful fall weather . . . and panicking because there are just a few weeks left before Christmas!!! YIKES!! So . . . I decided I needed to get crackin' on this year's Christmas cards!!! This,, then, is number FOUR of my Christmas cards!!
I used one of Mo Manning's adorable digi images called Choir (Redux), available HERE in her online store! The original Choir image is still available HERE! Both are positively precious! Here's a "close-up" . . .
And a bit of a side view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Pool Party & Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Eskimo Kisses DPs: Basic Grey
Lattice Rectangle dies: Spellbinders
Ribbon, bells, & pearls: My stash
Stickles
Deer: Wild Orchid Crafts
Colored with Copics (too numerous to mention!) & Colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And last, but not least . . .
So . . . gotta run! I have lots more cards to make . . . and so little time before they have to be mailed!!! But, wait, one more thing . . . be sure to stop by Mo's Challenge Blog for our super fun monthly challenge!! And . . . I'm outa here!! Catch ya later!! xo