Monday, November 7, 2011

Sugar Nellie Monday...

Happy Monday, my lovelies! And welcome, once again, to my Sugar Nellie DT post! Just a quick update on my recent trip to Arizona to visit my 3 fabulous kids and 5 delightful grandkiddos! I had THE BEST time...I have no idea where they all get their energy! hehehe!! Here's a pic of Ava & Mia! Four year-old Mia told me that, when you turn 16, you get a boyfriend AND a car!! Seriously? Hmmmm...I wonder if her parents are on board with that?!

And Sophia, Emma, and Brody...playing with Play-doh after a successful shopping trip with gramma!

Unfortunately, in addition to some wonderful memories and fun photos...and some very cool craft supplies, I also brought back a nasty case of viral tonsillitis! Seriously?! Isn't that something that only kids get? Arrgghh! No worries, tho...I'm on the mend...gearing up for a trip to Las Vegas this week with my handsome hubby!! I plan on sitting by the pool with my trashy novel...hoping the sun will bake this virus right out of me!

So...enough about my travels and my goofy case of tonsillitis...let's talk about my newest Sugar Nellie card....

As you know, I've been frantically making Winter Holiday cards...and for this one I chose some rather traditional Christmas & red! I also inked up a 2010 Sugar Nellie stamp that I've had for more than a year! Yep...this is the first time it's touched an ink pad! Shame on me, right?!! This darling stamp is called "Kiss me Quick" and is from Sugar Nellie's "Home Grown" collection...available HERE at Funky Kits. I used Memento London Fog ink...rather than Tuxedo give the image a slightly "softer" look.

Here's my card "recipe"...
DPs: Authentique's "Wonder" collection
Cardstock: Real Red & Hunter Green (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Real Red (SU)
Ribbon: Real Red (SU)
Dies: Rectangle & circle (Nestabilities), Tags & fancy circle (Marianne's Creatables) - Ivy (Memory Box)
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Red berries: Viva Red Pearl Pen
Fluff on the elf's hat: Liquid Applique

Copics & Prismacolor Pencils used to color this cutie patootie:

E21, 00, 000, 0000 w/Peach & Lt. Peach pencils (skin)
R20 & 00 w/Nectar pencil (cheeks)
E23, 53, 51, 50, 35 w/Dark Brown & Sienna Brown pencils (hair)
R24, 22, 20 w/Crimson Red pencil (reds)
G28, 24, 21, 20 w/Dark Green pencil (greens)

Here's one more view...

And...that's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my latest Sugar Nellie project! And extra special thanks for your sweet comments...they make my day!

Hugsssss...the "germ free" kind, of course!! Until next time....