Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ribbons and Lace at Mo's

Happy Thursday, m'darlins!! Well, I'm back from a week-long "Smooth Jazz" Caribbean Cruise with my handsome husband. Unfortunately, it was a bit rainy and I caught a crummy cold, but the music was incredible . . . and the food and adult beverages were delish!! And, of course, hanging with my best friend for a week was beyond fabulous! I love sharing experiences with my hubby . . . and, apparently, I love sharing my COLD with him too! Oops!!

OK . . . so I'm ready for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! How about you?! My lovely and talented friend and DT sister, Franz, is our hostess for this week's challenge . . .  and she's chosen the theme . . .
Lace &/or Ribbons!
Easy peasy!! Especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner! Here's what I came up with . . .
I've been wanting to do something kind of "vintage-y" . . . you know, with a little embossing and "smudged" edges. And I found these precious Mo Manning images that absolutely fit my "Vintage Valentine" theme perfectly!! These images are called "With Love" and are available HERE and HERE in Mo's online store. Here's a close-up . . . 
I just couldn't resist creating a "romantic" scene with these little sweethearts. Oh . . . I forgot to mention that I printed these images out with brown-ish ink rather than black. Well, actually,my printer thinks this is "orange" ink . . . but I think it looks more like sepia. Here's a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip cardstock: Stampin' Up
Edges inked with Creamy Caramel: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Spring Whimey Too" from Nitwit Collections
 Small Madison Window & Shutters dies: Memory Box
Corner dies: SCACD & Whimsy
Textile (I think) embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Sentiment: Penny Black
Ribbon, pearls, & charm: My stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copic Sketch markers & colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And . . . of course . . .
Alright . . .  now it's your turn . . . but before you get started, please head on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Franz and the rest of my talented DT sistahs! Then, please join us for this week's challenge. It's easy and super fun. . . just pull out your craft supplies and at least one Mo Manning image and start creating!!

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! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

I've decided to enter this card into . . . 

And . . . that's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by and, as always, for leaving such sweet comments. Hugs . . . .