Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank You, Nurses!

Hello friends!! I hope you're having a fabulous week!! I'm still recovering from vacation (I know...pooooor me, right?!)... but I think I'm finally getting caught up with...hehehe! thought I was gonna say housework and laundry, right? Nope...not a chance...I'm just "up to date" with my cardmaking...until tomorrow, that is! hehehe!! You know...there are always new projects and new challenges to explore!!

Oh...and speaking of's Thursday and that means it's time for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Once again, our hostess this week is my very talented friend and Design Teamie, Iulia...and here's what she's chosen as this week's theme...

"Furry Friends"

Hmmmm...I gotta tell ya, I don't really "do" animals! The fur is always such a challenge for me! Oh...wait...this IS a challenge! OK...fine...fur! UGH!! Oh, but wait...Mo has created some new can check 'em out in her online store HERE! I popped over there last week and look what I found... may be wondering how I could possibly pair the sentiment "You're too kind" with a nurse holding a hypodermic needle!! LOL!! I admit, it does seem a bit incongruent!! Except that I am a nurse...NICU nurse, to be exact...and when I retired, some of my colleagues (who are also nurses) treated me to dinner and gave me a fabulous pink & green carry-on suitcase for all my many travels!!  Hence...this darling Mo Manning "Nurse" image...and a "thank you" sentiment!!

I love so many of Mo's images...but when I first spotted "Nurse"...well, I just knew I had to have her!! How cool that she's holding a furry little teddy bear...perfect for this week's challenge! hehehe!!

Some of you may know that, in addition to finding fur challenging to color, I also struggle with making "Clean and Simple" cards!! Sooooo...once again, this started out as a "Clean and Simple" card...partly because I wanted to really showcase this darling little nurse...and partly because I wanted to challenge myself!! Soooooo...what'cha think?? Maybe I'm just getting a teensy bit closer?? Ahhh...c'mon...humor me! hehehe!

Here's my card "recipe"...
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla & MellowMoss (Stampin' Up)
  • DPs: The Paper Studio's Sweet Pea colletion
  • Ribbon: Very Vanilla (SU)
  • Sentiments: SU
  • Safety pins, buttons: stash
  • Dies/Punches: Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag, Nestabilities plain andscallopped circle &  oval, Cuttlebug corner die, and Martha Stewart lattice punch,

 And... a peek at the inside...

 And here are the Copics used to color this little sweetheart...
  • E21, 00, 000, 000 (skin)
  • R20 (cheeks)
  • E29, 23, 53, 51, 50, & YR20 (hair & bear)
  • White: C2, 1, 0, 00
  • R85, 83, 81, RV00 (pink scrubs)
  • BG72, 10 (stethoscope, bear's shirt, & ground)
  • BG0000: highlight around image
I also added a bit more shading w/Prisma pencils. And one last photo for good measure... you'll want to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE so you can check out the furry gorgeousness by my fun and talented DT sistahs!! Then it's your turn to get busy on your own Mo Manning challenge project!! Just make a card, tag, or 3D project using one (or more) of Mo Manning images (you can find them in Mo's online store HERE and HERE)...and come join the fun!!

And...that's it for me. Thanks so much for visiting, my darlins, and for your very kind comments! Big hugs...until next time....