Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sugar Nellie's "Winter Wonders" Release & Blog Hop

Happy Saturday, my little sugarplums!! And welcome to my little corner of the world ! Ohhhhhh . . . what a treat we have in store!! Yep . . . it's time for our "Winter Wonders" Blog Hop!!

And . . . if you've arrived here from the very clever Sugar Bowl "Sweetie" Janine, then you are definitely in the right place!!

 Allow me to introduce . . .
"Elf Made Magic"
Isn't she just as precious as can be? Of course she is!

All four of the "Winter Wonders" digi images are available HERE at Funky Kits right NOW!!

Here's a close-up . . . 

Kind of a side view . . . 
 My card "recipe" . . .
Very Vanilla & Pool Party cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "City Sidewalk" from Pink Paislee
Fancy die: Joy Crafts
Other dies: Spellbinders
Front sentiment: LOTV
Pearls, tulle, inside sentiments: My stash
Flowers & pearl brad: Wild Orchid Crafts
Stickles
Liquid Applique (for fur)
Snow Flower Soft
Copic & Shin Han markers & Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And, last but not least, the "artsy" angle . . .
 Oh, oh, ohhhh . . . just a quick reminder . . . 

Be sure you leave comments along the way . . . AND on Sugar Nellie's Blog at the end of the hop. . . because several lucky blog hoppers (selected at random from the comments) will receive some fabulous Sugar Nellie prizes!

Okey dokey . . . your next stop along the way is the lovely and talented Susan!

And that's it for me, my lovelies!! Thanks so much for "hopping" by! Have fun with the rest of today's Blog Hop . . . and, of course, have the BEST time shopping!!

Hugs....
 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

We're saying "Good-Bye" to Summer this week at Mo's!

What? Say it ain't so!! I haven't even gone to the beach yet! sniff sniff! Don't you feel soooooo sorry for me? Of course you do! hehe! But wait . . . it's Thursday and it's time for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! OK . . . I feel better now! This week, our hostess is my very talented DT sister, Franz! And she's chosen the theme . . .

"Good-Bye Summer!"
w/a Mo Manning image, of course!

Hmmm . . . football is starting . . . and all of our grandkids are back in school . . . and it's almost time to pull out my favorite pair of blue jeans because the weather will be turning cooler!! What to choose? What to choose?! Well . . . when I think of the end of summer, I think about fall foliage and apple cider! So here's what I came up with . . .
Isn't this little fairy just as cute as can be? Her name is "Harvest Fairy Apple." She's one of Mo's new digi images and is available HERE! Which reminds me . . . stop by Mo's store HERE . . . she has lots of fabulous new images! Mo has been one busy artist, I tell ya! Here's a close-up . . .
And a side view . . .
My Card Recipe:
Image printed on Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Brown cardstock: DCWV
DPs: "Apple Cider" collection by Bo Bunny
Corner embellishment: The Charm Store 24/7
Autumn Flower Soft
Charm, raffia, twine,& pearls: My stash
Sentiment: Rubber Stampede
Copic & Shin Han markers; Colored pencils
 
A peek at the inside . . . 

And one more...
Now . . . it's time for you to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous  projects created by my sweet and very talented DT sisters! Then, please join us for this week's challenge. It's simple, really, just pull out your craft supplies and at least one Mo Manning image . . . and let the crafting begin!

Oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants!

Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs . . .

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Splish Splash . . .

              Callie's taking a bath!
                                Hehehe . . .

Hello friends . . . Thanks so much for all your sweet Birthday wishes!! You are darlings, for sure!! Oh . . . hey . . .  it's Tuesday again . . . and there's another fun, fun, FUN challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog! This week's hostess is Miz Ann and she's chosen the theme . . .
"Make a Splash!"

See? Fun, huh? And here's what I've come up with . . . 
Surprise!! It's sort of clean & simple . . . AND it's NOT Maddie! It's Callie . . . and she's definitely making a splash in her tub!! You can find little Callie HERE in the "Oldies But Goodies" section of Sassy Cheryl's online store! 

Here's a close up . . . 

And a bit of a side view . . .
    My Card "recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Bashful Blue cardstock, ribbon, & front sentiment: Stampin' Up
DPs & baubles: My stash
Inside sentiment: Rubber Stampede
MS "bubble" punch
Colored with Copic & Shin Han markers,  & Colored Pencils

Here's a peek at the inside . . . 

And, last but not least . . . 
Thanks bunches for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed looking at my latest Sassy Cheryl card! Now . . . please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a peek at what Miz Ann and the rest of my talented Design Teamies have created this week for inspiration! Then I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! Who knows? You may just be the winner of 2 free Sassy Cheryl digis!! Lots of luck!

Hugs . . . until next time . . . 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Knitted With Love...

Hello there!! Welcome welcome welcome!! Hey . . . it's another Sugar Nellie Monday . . . and I have a new project to share with you . . . AND I have a SECRET

Saturday, August 31st, 10:00 GMT
Sugar Nellie is releasing 
4 new "Winter Wonders" digi images!!

And to help celebrate...Sugar Nellie's DT and the Challenge Blog "Sweeties" will be joining forces to host a super fun BLOG HOP!!
So...mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks!!
You won't want to miss Saturday's Fun!!
And...as always...there will be PRIZES!!

Okey dokey . . . on to my latest Sugar Nellie card . . .
This week, I created another "Christmas Card" to add to my slowly-growing collection!! I've used a stamp from Sugar Nellie's Home Grown Collection called "Knitted With Love."  You can find this cutie right HERE at Funky Kits! Here's a close-up . . .
I decided to make a Criss-Cross (a.k.a. "Crossover") card this week! They're such fun to make and super easy! Here's a peek at the inside card . . . 
My card "recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Blush Blossom cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Winterland" by Fancy Pants Designs
MS punches
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Rhinestones, brads, & seam binding: My stash
Liquid Applique (for fur)
Star Dust Stickles
Colored with Copic & Shin Han markers

And one more pic . . .
Sooooo . . . what'cha think of my newest Sugar Nellie DT project! I hope you've enjoyed your visit! I so appreciate your taking time to look at my artwork! I'll be back soon!!

Oh, oh, oh . . . and don't forget . . .
Sugar Nellie's "Winter Wonders" Release & Blog Hop!
Saturday, 8/31/13 at 10:00 a.m. GMT

Until next time . . . Hugs!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

We're celebrating "Birthdays" this week at Mo's!

Happy Thursday! And happy birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! hehe! It's time for another super fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! And this week, our hostess is yours truly (ahem . . . meaning me)! And, since it's my birthday, I've chosen the theme . . .

"Happy Birthday!"
w/a Mo Manning image, of course!

Hehe! Talk about self-serving, huh?! Sometimes I just crack myself up!! And here's what I came up with for my birthday project . . . WARNING!!! It's kinda bright . . . so protect your retinas!!!
OK . . . here's the deal . . . I woke up yesterday thinking about this precious new Mo Manning image . . . and decided she'd be perfect for a "belated" birthday card!! Here's a close-up . . .
This little darlin' is called "Shucks"...and she's available HERE in Mo's online store. Which reminds me . . . if you haven't visited Mo's store lately, you are in for a super-de-duper treat! Mo has been busy creating all kinds of preciousness!! Winter images . . . Halloween images . . . summer images . . . and more, more, more! So, check 'em all out HERE!!

Here's a side-ish view . . .
Card Recipe:
Image printed on Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: Garden Variety & Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket
Corner die: Whimsy
Flower: Sweet William Strip by Cheery Lynn Designs
Inside sentiments: Sweet Stamps.Com
Front sentiment: Computer-generated
Brad, pearls, & twine: My stash 

A peek at the inside . . . 

And one more view...
Now . . . it's time for you to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous "Happy Birthday" projects created by my sweet and very talented DT sisters! Then, please join us for this week's challenge. It's simple, really, just pull out your craft supplies and at least one Mo Manning image . . . and let the crafting begin!

Oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants!

I'm entering this bright and cheery card into...

Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs . . .

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Hehehehe!! Ahem . . . it's Tuesday . . . and it's time for another fabulous challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog! This week's hostess is yours truly!! (As in . . . ME!!) And, because I'm having a birthday this week, I've chosen the theme . . .

"Happy Birthday!"

Hehehehe!! Hey . . . it's one way for me to get lots and lots of birthday cards!! I crack myself up! Seriously . . . brilliant idea, right? I sure think so! Ta-daaaaa . . . here's my birthday card . . . 
Whoop whoop whoop! It's Maddie! She's super adorable . . . don't you agree?! I decided to make a "Triangle Joy Fold" card. There's a cool tutorial by my friend Dena over at Lili of the Valley HERE.
Soooo . . . this darling image is called "Maddie's Birthday Surprise" and she is available HERE at Sassy Cheryl's online store. Here's another side view . . . 
  My Card "recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Certainly Celery cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Nana's Nursery" by DCWV
Sentiments: Stamping Bella (front); LOTV (inside)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
MS lace punch
Ribbon & pearls: My stash
Colored with Copics & Colored Pencils

Here's a look at the inside . . . 
And, last but not least, a bit of an "artistic" angle . . .
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed your visit! Now . . . please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a peek at what my talented DT sistahs have created this week for inspiration! Then I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! Who knows? You may just be the winner of 2 free Sassy Cheryl digis!! Lots of luck!

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:

I'm off to get some birthday cake! hehehe! See y'all soon!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

We're using "Sweet" images this week at Mo's!!

Happy Thursday! It's time for another super fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! And this week, our sweet and talented Design Teamie Kim is hostess! And she's chosen a super fun theme!

"Something Sweet!"
(we're using "Sweet" Mo images in our projects this week!!)

Hehe! Are you kidding me? ALL of Mo's images are sweet . . . soooo, easy peasy!! So, here's what I came up with . . .
Surprise! It's a Christmas ornament using one of Mo's newest little fairies! This one's called Winter Fairy Pyry...and she's available HERE.

Which reminds me . . . Mo is having a Summer Sale  . . . 20% off any of her adorably sweet images. Oh . . . and she's been busy, busy, busy creating all kinds of sweet new images. So be sure to stop by and check 'em out! Sale runs through Friday, August 16th!

Here's another view of my little ornament . . .
I had purchased several of these cute metal ornaments last year from my local craft store (Michael's). They're perfect for photos! But even more perfect for one of Mo's SWEET little Winter fairies!! What an easy and super fast project!! I'll be giving this one as part of a Christmas gift!!

Here's one more view...
Now . . . please pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog and check out the fabulously "Sweet" - themed" projects by Kim and the rest of my talented DT sisters! Then, please join us for this week's challenge. It's simple, really, just pull out your craft supplies and at least one Mo Manning image . . . and let the crafting begin!

Oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants!

Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs . . .

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Firefly Frenzy!

Hey y'all! It's Tuesday . . . time for another fabulous challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog!! And once again, our clever and creative DT sister, Cathy, is our hostess with the mostess! And she'd like to see cards and projects that look like . . .

"Black & White Photos"

Well . . . fortunately, I'm old enough to clearly remember black & white photos! hehe! What'cha think of my little creation?
Ooooh . . . surprise!! It's Maddie . . . AGAIN! hehe! And she's busy collecting fireflies! (I remember doing that, too, when I was a little kiddo!) I think she's pretty dang adorable?! Don't you? Here's a close-up . . .
Okey dokey . . . so . .  . this image is called "Firefly Frenzy - Maddie" and is available HERE at Sassy Cheryl's online store. There's also a matching little "Max" . . . available HERE! I just love their expressions!! Here's a bit of a side view . . . 
  My Card "recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Very Vanilla & Basic Black cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs & Very Vanilla seam binding: Stampin' Up
Corner die: Whimsy
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
"Film" - Tim Holtz
Lace, pearls, cheesecloth: My stash
Colored with Copics & Colored Pencils

Here's a look at the inside . . . which I kept rather simple . . .
 
And, of course, the ever popular "artistic" angle . . . 
And . . . that's my "take" on Miz Cathy's theme!! I always love making black & white cards . . . but, for some weird reason, I am always compelled to add just a teensy pop of color! hehe!!

Now . . . please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a peek at what Sassy Cheryl's talented DT ladies have created this week! Then I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! Who knows? You may just be the winner of 2 free Sassy Cheryl digis!! Lots of luck!

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
 
Thank you so, so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Surprise . . . it's another Birthday!

Happy Sugar Nellie Monday, m'darlins! I've been busy working on lots and lots of art projects . . . sketching and watercolors and I'm even dabbling a bit with oil paints!! AND . . . I've been making cards, of course!! Soooo . . . I'm back with another cute DT project! Well . . . I think it's cute!! What do you think?
This week's card is for my daughter-in-law . . . who is mother to three of our five granddaughters! I've always loved this sweet little stamp . . .  it's called "Peek-a-Boo" and you can find it HERE at Funky Kits! Here's a close-up . . .
I wasn't quite sure how I was going to color those balloons . . . but that's the beauty of Copics . . . they're so sheer!! I really like how the balloons turned out!! Here's a side view . . .
My card "recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Blush Blossom & another "retired" color (don't know the name) cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Lucille" by Basic Grey
Pool Party seam binding: Stampin' Up
Corner die: Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD)
Stampin' Up & Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
MS punch
Sentiment: lili of the Valley
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace & Pearls: My stash
Colored with Copics & Colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And one last "arsty" pic . . .
And . . . there ya have it . . . my Sugar Nellie DT project! I hope you've enjoyed your visit! I so appreciate your taking time to look at my artwork! I'll be back soon!!

Oh, oh, oh . . . I almost forgot . . .

I'm entering this cutie in the following challenges:
 
And NOW I'm outa here! hehe! Hugsssssssssssssss!