Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Go Masculine!!

Peggy Marsh, Our fearless DT coordinator is the hostess for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges this month, didn't she do an awesome job.  Today she chose the theme, make a masculine card.  That should be easy enough with all of the new awesome guy images that Mo has come out with lately.  I chose Big Guy Golfing for my card. 
I colored the image with my favorite guy colors right now, blue and green.  The main image is matted on a scalloped edge border of SU Blue Bayou.  I have this wondeful blue and green plaid dp that I love for my guy cards.  Are you sick of seeing it yet? 
I wanted to add sharp contrasting details without overwhelming the design.  I cut the photo corners from aluminum sheeting using a cuttlebug die and my cuttlebug.  I had a small strip of aluminum and turned it over and used my stylus to write DAD backwards on the aluminum.  Flipped it over and adhered it to the Blue Bayou tag.  It was pretty hard to photograph because it was so shiny.  The letters are narrow lined but the aluminum gave off such a glare it makes them look fat and distorted.  I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes for the silver brads.  I added a silver brad in each corner of the main image.
You have got to check out the rest of the DT projects for Peggy's wonderful masculine challenge and whle you are at it check out Mo's newest Big Guy Grilling image.  There is also a new Cat Grad, and a super sweet Kissy that would be a perfect card for a little girl to give her Mommy, or a big girl to give her mom.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Coloring


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Dance Partners...Too Cute!

Isn't this a darling image. It is from Sassy Cheryl's and is called Dance Partners. Too cute!!!

I did some coloring last week and finally decided that I needed to make a couple into cards. When I colored this image I had this dp in mind. I bought it a couple of years ago and have hoarded it because I really love the color and tiny flower detail and I couldn't find any more of it. I cut my last piece to make this card.
The solid color cs is from my LSS and is called Weathered Barn Two by The Paper Company. It is a light rusty peach color that matches the linen look flower dp perfectly.
The Dance Partners were colored with copic markers and sponged with TH dusty rose distress ink. A prima flower with a FUN brad center and this little cutie is ready to make someone's day.
Hope you liked my card tonight. I couldn't believe when I looked tonight and I hadn't posted a card since last Thursday.....It has been a long time since I have been that neglegent but I had no energy left after work. Much better this week :)
See you tomorrow Thursday is Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge day!

Thanks for stopping by. If my blog post looks different Blogger was being a butt tonight. I had to revert back to an old version to be able to post a picture to my blogpost...what's up with that

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WooHoo it's Tuesday that means a new Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!!!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge hostess this week is the very talented Judy.  She chose the theme white on white.  The only color could be on the main image.  I thought this challenge was quite fun.  What do you think?

Well, you all know that I love Bears and I love Americana so this was a perfect image for me to use. The image is called Triple Star Bear
The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with faded jeans Tim Holtz distress ink around the outside edges . 
The main image was mounted on a plain white matt.  The larger card base was run through the cuttlebug using the Stars embossing folder.  I had run a strip of white through the cuttlebug using the lattice embossing folder.  I then punched the lattice piece using my MS double scalloped flower border punch and placed it under the main image horizontally.  I added a white grosgrain ribbon tied around the middle of the card. 
The flower was so much fun to create.  I used a new huge 5 pedal flower punch by EK Express to punch a flower from a white cs that had been run through the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder.  The MS medallion punch was used for the next white layer and then a tiny white heart shaped button was added to the center of the flower.
The final touch was to add a tiny dot of Stickles white mist paint to the center of each embossed star.  3 white brads in the corners and this adorable Triple Star Bear is ready to Celebrate.
Be sure you check out the rest of the DT creations.  I know they will have some truly inspirational and try to make time to play along, it is so much fun and we really love to have you play along, besides you can win a gift certificate from Sassy Cheryl's!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge---Yippeeee it's Thursday!!!

Two awesome things happen on Thursday.  It is Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge day and it is my friday at work. ( Decoded to days off are Friday and Saturday. )  On to the important stuff!!
I absolutely LOVE this image called My Friend:

Doesn't this just make you go AWWWWWwwww!!!!  A little puppy trying to get the attention of the little girl.  Do you see the little rascal under the gate?  You can double click the image for a close up and personal view.
The challenge hostess this week is our Fearless DT coordinator, The Peggy Marsh.  Peggy chose a 3-2-1 challenge.  3 DP, 2 buttons or brads, and one ribbon.  I was pretty good (for me) and only strayed from the challenge by adding a flower on top of the ribbon but it is also my third dp so it had to be there!!!  That's my story and I am sticking to it.  (it's true too)
I loved coloring this image called My Friend, and look I even had a stamp with that sentiment, added bonus!!!
Two things I wanted in this image were a white washed looking fence and for the little girl to have red hair.  Don't ask me why but usually when I see an image I just know what colors I want to use. This darling image just screams Spring!!!  The daffodils, the cute dress and light weight sweater, green grass and puppies!!  I really like the way this card turned out.  I put it on the shelf above my laptop where I can see it all the time. 
I guess I should add, everything was colored with copic markers...are you shocked LOL!!!  The edges were sponged with  Tim Holtz distress ink broken china. 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure you stop by the rest of the DT's blogs to see the wonderful cards they came up for Peggy's awesome challenge.

Happy Coloring


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Artistic Outpost card for the new Release

The Artistic Outpost, Wonderland Collage stamps are available as of yesterday and they are awesome.  I love all of the Artistic Outpost stamp plates, but this new release is one of my favorites.  As amazing as it sounds for a person who has been a reader all of her life, I have never read Alice in Wonderland, nor have I seen the movies.  I know some of the quotes and the gist of the story just because we all do.  Here is my second card created for the new release:  Alice in the Looking Glass is the Classic..........:

Alice in the Looking Glass was so much fun to color.  I tried to keep it soft and vintage with a modern touch.  The main image was cut out around the outside edge and mounted on a panel that I had punched with the beautiful double loop corner and border punch set from Martha Stewart.
Each layer was mounted on white cs to highlight each layer.  The dp are both from the My Mind's Eye Delightful paper pack.
A dark pink gem was added to the sentiment added to the main image.  A medium half pearl was added to the top of the crown.  3 medium half pearls were added to the upper left corner to add a touch of elegance and a dainty pink sheer ribbon was tied around the bottom of the main image.
If you like the Classic Children's stories you will love this set and the possibilities are endless.

Be certain that you stop by the DT members blogs to check out their awesome creations if you haven't already and the store is open 24-7 for your convenience. 

Thanks for stopping by

These could belong to me :)

Mo's Digital Pencil has come out with a series of images called "Big Guy" and they are so cute and funny too.  When I first saw this image I knew what I had to do.  Living in the midwest summers bring "farmer tans" you know when guys wear T-shirts so they tan faces, and arms from mid bicep down!!! Yep, that's the image.  Don't get me wrong farmers shouldn't go bear chested as it is too much sun exposure and skin cancer is a real threat but this image is still funny!!!

I named my card "It Happens" because this could be my husband and dog.  The dog doesn't know any better, the human does LMBO.
I don't know why I couldn't envision this colored differently the first time but I just had to do it this way, just once. 
Look at that smile, on the human and dog and the earphones...Way cool Dude!!!
The Big Guy series is so awesome and are perfect for that husband, brother, son, father, or grandfather.  Check them out in the Mo's Digital Pencil Store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Just had to share this with you.


Artistic Outpost New Release Sneak Peek #1

Who doesn't love a good story with a lot of fantasy and a hint of quirk? Ok, so with Alice in Wonderland, you get more than a hint of quirk, you get a whole load of zany with a hint of logician philosophy.

I love the White Rabbit image with the clocks and flowers.  Just the style of vintage image I love to color. 

Artistic Outpost has pulled together some of the most zany iconic images from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, to bring to you a fun collaged set of Alice-themed stamps.

This collection features unique images including the White Queen and the Dodo characters as well as an ATC sized White Rabbit collag

This set is available in unmounted sheets and mounted on EZMount cling foam with indexed storage sheet.
We can't wait to see what you create,
Looking for inspiration using Wonderland Collage, be sure to check out the creations by some of our Design Team

Gerrie Johnnic
Lisa Somerville
Cathy Edgar
Lynn Stevens
Stephanie Severin - Guest Designer

You can click on the DT members names on my sidebar to go directly to their blogs :) 
I'll have another sneak peek for you tomorrow night. 
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, It's Tuesday!!!

This week Judy is our Hostess with the Mostess...for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.  Judy chose a sketch challenge for us and I really liked this sketch, different than anything I have done before (or ever?)  What do you think?
I fell in love with the latest freebie that Sassy Cheryl's offered last week when the PCP group reached 500 groupies, I mean members :).  Isn't this just the cutest bear.  If you aren't a member of Sassy Cheryl's group you can't get this free image, so get over there and join if you haven't already. 
Each week Sassy Cheryl's offers her newest images on Challenge Day ( ummmm that would be Tuesday)and they are always soo great and this week's images are no exception.
I reverted back to some of my favorite techniques that I haven't used in a while, which would be the foliage stamped to appear that the bear is in a tree enclosed or garden area.  I think it adds a nice earthy feel. 
The coloring was done with copic markers and the edges were sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink. 
Judy, thanks for the awesome sketch.  You all are going to love how easy this is, so be sure to play along this week.  We love to have you.  Be sure to check out the awesome DT members blogs to see details of their cards.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Coloring


Riley and Company Challenge--Use Chipboard!

It's time for a new Riley and Company Challenge Yippee!!!Our ubber talented hostess this week is Cindy Haffner, who chose the challenge of using chipboard on your card.  I haven't used chipboard for a while so this was a lot of fun!!!
Last week was a really stressful week at work with a new software pilot rollout.  The first image that popped into my head was the sooo relaxing Bubblebath Sophie
I colored Sophie in soft pastel colors in copic markers and found this Asian inspired dp which really set the mood I was envisioning.  I love it when a plan falls together.!!! LOL.
My chipboard is the Escape sentiment which  I have had in my stash for awhile.  It was perfect for my card. 
The dotted swiss sheer white ribbon added a touch of elegance and the crochet flowers I picked up at Archivers a couple of weeks ago were a nice finishing touch. The corners of the Asian dp were punched with a MS  corner punch for some added detail.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects for the challenge and be sure to play along.  If you add your card to an online gallery such as Splitcoast Stampers or PCP add the keywords Riley 0710 to your post so we can come and see what you have created and leave a little Love!! :)
We are all gearing up for the very exciting May release and you aren't going to believe the awesome stamps that Tanya will be releasing. I am super excited!!!
Thanks for stopping by and Thank you Cindy for the awesome challenge!!

Have a great day.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who doesn't love Pirates?

If you have kids or Grandkids you know they love playing Pirate or dressing up as a pirate for Halloween.  One of my grandson's would be a pirate every year for Halloween if he could. Mo's Digital Pencil has created the cutest set of Pirate images.  I showed you First Mate Kate and a Treasure Chest and map.  Today I have a few more of the pirate images for you.  Captain Hugh, the gun powder kegs and the parrot and stand.  What do you think?

I haven't decided exactly what occassion I will use the card for, so I have not added a sentiment.  The super cute image could be used for a Birthday invitation or birthday card.  The image reminds me of when my kids were little and we would go on car trips, they would play I spy with my little eye...and the rest of the kids would try to guess what they were looking at.  I used to laugh at the phrase but it has stuck with me.
This were  really fun images to merge together in Photo Shop Elements 7 as Mo was thoughtful enough to make each Pirate stuff image a separate file.  Much easier than having to crop out each image from one page...Thanks for that Mo!!!
Mo has brought out a bunch of new images this week.  This week she introduced the "Big Guy" series..What fun they are.  Be sure you check them out.  So far there is a golfer, jogger, and gardener.  Perfect Father's or Grandfather's day cards.
I apologize for being absent a lot this week.  Huge roll out project at work that is taking most of my mental energy and the requirement to change my working hours for at least the next 90 days. 
I almost forgot Mo's Digital Pencil group on Paper Craft Planet went over 1400 members yesterday!!!
Well, I need to get some coloring done as I have a DT release this week and three challenges. 
Thanks for stopping by!!! Always happy to see you.

Happy Coloring


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge...Yep it's Thursday!!!

Did you know that Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog had it's first challenge six months ago.  Time sure flies when you are having fun.  This week Peggy Marsh is the hostess and she has created a wonderful sketch for us to use.  It looks harder than it really is.  Here is what I created:

I used the sentiment, If the Shoe fits... since Prince Charming apparently LOVES shoes.  Today he chose a matching pair of silver boots to match the silver crown. LOL
The image was colored with copic markers and the using the Out of the Box technique I cut out the circle with my spellbinder circle.  The outside border was sponged with distress ink before the die was removed.  I love the crisp white outer edge you get this way.
The sketch was a little scarey to look at, but I like the way it came together once I picked my striped background and as busy as my background was I didn't want to add too many embellishments etc, just the sentiment..
Be sure you check out the rest of the DT's projects this week.  If blogger works right mine will post along with everyone elses.  On Tuesday, even though I checked to make sure that my blog post said scheduled, when it didn't post in the morning I checked and it was in draft...URGH!!! 
You have got to check out the new Big Guy images...what a hoot!!! 
This week a joint announcement was made by Mo's Digital Pencil and Stampin Bella that Mo's is a new artist for Stampin Bella and will be releasing 10 images a month in rubber at STampin Bella.  Mo's will still be doing all digital on her website.
There are a lot of stampers who are not willing to give up the actual rubber stamp, personally I haven't "bought" but 2 rubber stamps in over a year.  I really love that my images are neatly tucked into files on my computer and I have also become even more impatient, as with digital I never have to wait to receive stamps, choose, pay, download  anytime day or night.
Be sure to stop by the other DT members blogs to see what wonderful creations they have for you this week and play along with us, we'd love to have you.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Coloring


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Tuesday...Sassy Cheryl's Challenge is here!

Good Morning!!! Tuesday is Sassy Cheryl's Challenge day and this week the very talented Jackie is the hostess.  The challenge is to use a Sassy Boy image in bllue and cream.  This was an easy choice as Sassy Cheryl's just released a super cute sassy golfer boy and girl so the boy it is in blue and cream!!!
Isn't this a fun image, but then aren't all of Sassy Cheryl's images fun?!!!  Colored with copics and sponged around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Do I sound like a broken record yet?  LOL
I used an EK Express border punch for the panel under the main image and a nice neutral polka dot dp for the layer over the card base. 
I thought it would be fun to add a couple of golf tees as embellishments so I wrapped 3 narrow bands or brown check ribbon under the main image and tucked the tees under the center row.  When I decide the occassion for this little cutie I will add a sentiment probably something as original as Fore You!!!
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members blogs, I've seen the challenge cards and you won't want to miss any of them!!!
Sassy Cheryl's has already released a slew of new images as poor Cheryl is fighting allergies, yep it's that time of year

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Coloring


Monday, April 12, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil has Pirates!!!

Mo's Digital Pencil has created a whole bunch of the cutest Little Pirates and Stuffs to go with them to create the most fun scenes!!! Here is my first project.  I have 4 more printed off :)  What do you think?
This was so much fun to create.  I merged 3 of the images., the map, the treasure chest and First Mate Kate.
I merged the images with PhotoShop Elements 7.  All were colored with copic markers and the edges were sponged with Weathered Wood Tim Holtz distress ink.
A Birthday sentiment was added along with a red/white checked prima flower to which I added a red button.
There are also a palm tree, parrott, a parrott stand, powder kegs and cannon ball boxes, and Captain Hugh with a telescope.  Too Cute!!  What little boy or girl wouldn't love to get a card made with one of these cuties.
These darling images are available right now at Mo's Digital Pencil Store.
I can imagine creating a Birthday Party set to include invitations, place cards, treat bag toppers,
I should have another project or maybe two with these darling images tomorrow.  But for now I have to go to bed. 

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Coloring


Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Sassy Cheryl's Cutie!!

Sassy Cheryl's freebie image for achieving 400 members on Paper Craft Planet, was the cutest bubble blowing Sassy girl.  I finally got her colored...Isn't she fun!!!
The little bubble blowing Sassy Girl was colored with copic markers and the outside border was sponged with Concorde Grape Tim Holtz Distress ink.  The main image was layered on pink and lavendar cs on a white panel using the MS double scalloped round the page border and corner punch set. 
The striped dp is some that I have had in my stash for a while and don't know the mfg.
I didn't have any lavendar prima flowers so one of the pink prima flowers was airbrushed with the same lavendar copic marker using my copic airbrush system.
A few MS leaf sprigs and the card is complete. 

Just a reminder, you have a be a member of the Sassy Cheryl's PCP group to get the freebie but joining is free and you get to "talk" to a lot of really fun ladies and our special group member, Marlene...she is a riot and her blog , well check it out. 
Tomorrow is a work day for me soo I won't be back until later tomorrow.  .  Have a good day

Thanks for stopping by


Friday, April 9, 2010

Flowers I can't kill!!! :)

My thumb isn't quite that brown, I do okay with house plants but outdoor plants, yeah, my daughter does my landscaping LOL.  Sassy Cheryl's has this darling flower pot with button flowers that is so darn cute I just had to color it.  What do you think?
I wasn't exactly certain what I was going to do with this image after I colored it.  Today I went to Archivers looking for flower soft for a DT project for next I can't tell you yet :)...of course they didn't have any but they did have some new QuicKutz large variety pack die cuts.  I have been wanting to have some a little larger than my spellbinders so I don't have to print my images so small.  I am old, I have to be able to see what I am coloring!!!
The set comes with 4 scalloped edge dies and 4 straight edge just smaller so they layer so nicely.
This is a standard size card.
The larger straight edge rectangle was sponged before I removed it from the die using a large sponge dauber.
The smaller scalloped rectangle was embossed after cutting to get the nice border indention.  I think I am going to use the heck out of this set.
Not too much about the card other than colored with copic markers.  The ribbon is white grosgrain dyed with SU reinkers.
I almost forgot to mention the Out of the Box die cut technique.  I really like the way it looks and it is really easy.  You just lay the die over the image where you want it placed.  I wanted the buttons to be outside the cut.  Draw a pencil line (lightly) on both sides of the die above and below where you want the cut out to be.  I also marked the top and bottom so it would be where I had originally placed it.  Cut the part that will be outside the die cut area with sharp scissors and place your die making certain to put your cut out (buttons in this case) on top of the die. Run through your die cut machine and you have buttons ( or whatever) outside the die cut line.  A really fun, easy technique and it gives the card a little different dimension.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by Sassy Cheryl's and play in our weekly challenge and be sure to check out the store and see all of Sassy Cheryl's wonderful images.
Thanks for stopping by

Happy Coloring


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday --Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge SuperDuper!!!

Thursday is Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge day...always a good day!!!  Peggy Marsh is the hostess this week and her challenge is to use Kraft, black, white and you can color the image any color.  Mo created two darling SuperDuper kids a boy and a girl.  I chose Superduper girl for my challenge card this week:

Isn't this little girl just the perfect reminder for every mother, grandmother, aunt or friend of the age of Dress-Up and make-believe.  I think the sentiment says it all....
The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  The left edge was punched with a MS border punch.  I wanted to create the sense of the wind blowing the towel, I mean cape.
The MS medallion punch was used to create the base for the wood button tied with black and white checked ribbon.
With a gold crown and the S on her chest are you gonna tell her she isn't Super?
Mo has been creating a lot of new images lately and I haven't even had time to color Prince Charming, which was the freebie for surpassing 1300 last week.  We are already at almost 1400 members.  Isn't that awesome.  Everyone loves Mo's Digital Images and I am certainly no exception!!!
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs to see the wonderful creations they have done for the Challenge.

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vintage Ruby!!!

I absolutely fell in love with this darling image called Ruby,  from Mo's Digital Pencil, the moment I saw it.  Ruby is just the epitomy of most little girls playing dress up.  Isn't she just too cute:

I thought Ruby would look cute done up in vintage style so I picked some rust vintage dp from K & Company called  The base dp is beige cracked paint dp. 
The image was colored with copic markers and when I cut it out I did an "out of the box" technique with the purse so it looks like it is coming out of the frame.
The string of pearls are from Hobby Lobby , the paper rose I made using instructions graciously shared by Lisa G, Sassy Cheryl's group member, and the vintage theme was highlighted with the quarter vintage crochet doilie I picked up at an Antique shop in Kansas last summer.
I have had a terrible headache all day so left work early.  Good thing too because I thought today was Tuesday and I could fnish my challenge card tonight.  Peggy is gonna whoop me....
See you all tomorrow for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Thanks for stopping by to see Ruby

Happy Coloring


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Twofer Tuesday Challenges...Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!!! Riley and Company Challenge!!!

Happy Tuesday...Tuesday means another fun Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.  This week Jackie challenged us to use a Sassy girl image and ribbon....Great challenge Jackie!!  Here is mine:

I am sooo glad that Spring has finally made it's appearance here in the midwest, Omaha in particular, that I have been using a lot of flowers, pastel prints and using lighter colors with my copics... It's all Good!!!

Sassy Cheryl's has come up with some really awesome new images and you have got to check them out.  More will be released each challenge day so be sure to look for them.
This image is called Gentle Friends isn't it just the cutest image?   I thought the sentiment Hugs and Smiles is what this image says to me. 
The challenge is to use a Sassy Girl image and there are 95 to choose from so I know you can find one that is perfect for your challenge card :) and to also use ribbon.  Well I had the whole card done and  photographed before I realized that my two little tabs of ribbon under the flower may not qualify but I was five minutes from having to leave for work so in my world ribbon is ribbon and it is there so it qualifies :0
Be sure that you check out the rest of the awesome DT projects and take a few minutes to play along.

I have a Riley and Company Challenge card for you as well.  This week Silke is the hostess and she challenged us with a sketch favorite challenges :)  Here is Arobic Sophie in Pink...lots of pink LOL!!!

If you know me you know that I don't usually use much pink and this is a lot of pink.  I colored this darling Sophie in pink and the card just took on a life of its own. 
The circles are spellbinder circle and scalloped circle die cuts.  The white bands at the side and bottom were embossed with a QuicKutz embossing folder I picked up at HL on Saturday.  I used my airbrush to highlight the raised lattice design with a pink copic marker.
The left scalloped border was punched with a MS punch.  The white flowers in the lower left corner are QuicKutz flower die cut that were sponged with Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz distress ink.
I added trios of white highlight dots on the sponged pink base panel for a little added interest.
I think I will call her Pinkie Moosecadero from Grease....LOL
Thanks for stopping by and be sure that you stop by the Riley and Company DT blogs and the Riley and Company blog to play along.
When you play along add the tag Riley 0610 for SplitCoastStampers gallery submissions so we can leave you some love and see what wonderful projects you create with Silke's wonderful sketch Challenge.
Have a great day.

Happy Coloring


Monday, April 5, 2010

March Madness is over Tonight. Riley and Sophie Salute the winner!!!

Tonight is the final game of the NCAA basketball tournament.   Baylor and Duke will play to determine the best basketball team in the tournament.  Riley and Company released the March Madness stamps last month and they have been so much fun to create Team Spirit cards...I am a real sports fan :)  Here is my Salute to all the Stars: 
Riley and Company has a lot of wonderful Riley and Sophie stamps and Tanya is come up with some awesome themes for the releases.  March Madness is las months theme and these are just two of the darling Moose.  Be sure to check out the Riley and Company website and store to see all of the new releases and the re release of the brick wall stamp, the wood floor stamp and the Moose Words stamp set.

On Tuesday the Riley and Company will have the bi-weekly challenge.  We would love to have you play along.  This week the super talented Silke is hostess and she has an awesome sketch challenge for us.  You should plan to play along with us, we'd love to have you.

Well, I have to get up in the morning and take my grandson to pre-school. 

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Coloring


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Fairy on a Frog? Mo's Digital Pencil image

Okay, the real name of the image from Mo's Digital Pencil is Spring Fairy Puddle but I just call it Too Cute!!!

When I first saw this image I knew I wanted to try the new technique where you cut part of the image out of the spellbinder die cut.  I watched a tutorial, I'm sorry but I can't remember where I viewed it, so I can't give you a link.  But doesn't it look like the frog is jumping out of the circle.  It would have been perfect if I had a cattail stamp with reeds but I didn't so I used some neat springy papers to have him jump into.
The circle is offset on the green square to give the illusion of jumping out of the water.
Each layer was matted on white cs to accentuate it.
Hobby Lobby had a 40% off coupon that HAD to be used by yesterday.  I had seen the QuickKutz flower die set and just didn't want to spend 24.99 for it but I was willing to spend 16.50, LOL  Aren't they perfect? There are 6 different sizes of flowers,  I didn't use the solid flower dies for this card but I 'm sure you will see them soon. The centers are some gem centered, silver rimmed brads that were just the right size for flower centers.  I think (haven't tried it yet) that I will be able to cut my own felt flowers because the dies are metal.  Can't wait to try...
The little fairy just looks so happy and giddy to be riding on this hoppy frog, the whole thing just makes me smile.
Hopefully I am back in the swing of things and my week will be back to normal. Probably wishful thinking but it's a start :)
Be sure to check out the new cute images and the Charming freebie Mo just created because the Paper Craft Planet group went over 1300 members and we're already one third of the way to 1400. Be sure to stop by and see what all the chatter is.
Happy Easter everyone, see you tomorrow.

Happy Coloring


I'm Back!!! What do you mean you didn't know I was gone!!!

I know that it has only been a couple of days since I have posted but I feel like it has been forever since I have had enough crafting time.  I have been trying to get this card finished for two eternity for me LOL but here is my Sassy Cheryl's May Quilt project:

Don't you think that the quilt pieces make cute calendar toppers.  The quilt image was colored with copic markers,  The polka dot dp is from My Mind's Eye Delightful paper pack.  I thought it looked springy.

I mounted the main quilt image and the calendar page on green dp and tied some mint green ribbon I dyed using SU reinkers. 
The rose is one of the paper roses that I made the other night and I thought it went nicely with the colors and theme of this project.
Sassy Cheryl has released a ton of new images this week and you really need to go check them out.  I have mine all printed and ready to color and I swear this week is going to be mine all mine or I'll know the reason why!!!  Believe me when Mamma Ain't Happy Nobody's Happy...

I'll catch you guys tomorrow with a new freebie from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I tried a new spellbinder technique (for me) and I really like the way it turned out with this image...stop back to see it tomorrow.

Have a Happy Easter

Happy Coloring


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Pastels

The challenge on Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog this week is hosted by Peggy Marsh, our DT coordinator extraordinare!!!  For the challenge this week Peggy chose the theme of creating a pastel card.
Here is what I created :
This sweet image is called First Day of School-Girl and I love it.  I loved coloring this with my copics and really liked the way that it turned out.
I used my last piece of BoBunny dp I bought at my LSS as the under layer of dp because it just highlighted the colors that I had used to color the image. 
The main image borders were sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink. 
The flowers were layered onto a MS medallion punched circle and the petals of the 5 petal flowers were shaped around a paint brush handle to add dimension.  A blue Dew Drop was added to the center of each flower to maintain the color scheme.
The heart lace was added to the bottom to continue with the soft vintage feel I was going for on this project.
I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card and I like to stamp directly onto my main image which I feel doesn't distract from the image as much as a separate layer or tag for the sentiment, JMO :)

Be sure that you check out the rest of the DT creations, you know they will be awesome.  We can't wait to see what you create.
Have you seen all of the awesome new creations at Mo's  There is another freebie, and tonight she posted the cutest Superduper Boy so be sure you check out the store.

Thanks for stopping by, always love to have you!!!!

Happy Coloring