Thursday, December 30, 2010

We're Back!!! Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Did you all have a wonderful Christmas and get all the crafting stuff you asked for.?  We are back with a new Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and the hostess this week is the super talented Lisa Cook who chose the theme Beasts and Children.  Here is what I created by merging two images:

I think these two images qualify even though Late is hardly a beast.  I merged Late, which is one of my all time favorite Mo's images and the new Year of the Bunny image into a Happy New Year's card.
The images were merged in PhotoShop Elements 7 and colored with copic markers.  The outside was sponged with distress ink. 
The 2011 banner was created with my cricut expression.  I am actually quite proud I figured that one out and it turned out almost as I envisioned it LOL.  The banner was airbrushed to match the image and dp.
The dp is BoBunny and the fancy punched border is a MS around the edge punch.  A few buttons and  rhinestones on the stars and my card is ready to wish you all the Happiest of New Years.
Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT has to show you, I know you will be pleased, they are awesome as always.
Be sure to check out the new baby images that Mo has been creating.... They are just too cute.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, December 26, 2010


I had time tonight to put a card together.  I love the animal images from Just Inklined and my favorite are the Cocker Spaniels or Terriers that look like my little fur babies past and present.  I chose this cute Cocker Spaniel Pup image for my project this week:

I decided that I was so done with Christmas colors LOL so decided to go with neutral tones for my image and mounted it on some rather abstract dp fromn Graphic 45.  I colored the image with copic markers, sponged the outside edge with distress ink and mounted on beige and black dp.
The cute dog house was cut with my cricut and mounted over a brown and white checked ribbon.  The Play ticket in the upper left corner is a Tim Holtz ticket and the bone attached to it is cricut cut.  I love using my cricut to add the embellishments that help make my cards not quite so plain. 
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Mine is slightly delayed so the kids can all come up.  We are having our Christmas over New Year's. 
Be sure to stop by the Just Inklined blog and store to see what the rest of the DT and the store have to offer, I know the store is having a half price sale...that's a great deal any day.

Have a great day.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Good Ol Toys!!! Paper Dolls

Hi everybody, are you all ready for Christmas?  I have been making paper dolls for my grand daughters that are the age to enjoy them.  The little girls 3 yo's are getting the vinyl paper dolls I made last month but I decided the 6 and 4 year olds might like them too.  I decided they were old enough for the tabbed clothes and besides that way I could use patterned dp.  The vinyl is really cute but only comes in solid colors.

  Here is what I created for each girl.  I cut two of each piece while I was cutting.  On the upper left side are three different hair styles I cut in Black and Gold, below the hair is a little boy Indian costume.  6 littls shirts are below that.  Upper middle is the paper doll which I cut at 6 inches dressed in the little girl Indian Costume, isn't that just too cute???!!!  Below the Indian Girl are 6 pairs of pants and below that red pajamas and two dresses.  Upper right has a wedding dress two short shires a purple shirt and a mermaid outfit. 

I just noticed the little shoe is falling off the Indian Girl LOL!!!

What do you think?  I think they are adorable.  I hand drew the facial features on the adhesive vinyl which was mounted on the magnetic paper doll body. They can dress them and put them on the fridge or you can play with them on a cookie sheet. 

The Paper Doll Cartridge has hundreds of accessories and dresses and costumes that I will make more later. 
I used the Twinkle Toes cartridge for the vinyl dolls but they were more little ballet outfits but the two little girls think they are Princesses so that will be perfect.

Well, that is all I have to show you tonight.  Merry Christmas to you and your families and I wish you all a Happy Holidays and the best of prospects for the New Year!!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Do You See What I See?

Sassy Cheryl's  Bear Lovin DT member extraordinare, Judy, is our hostess this week and her Sassy Cheryl's Challenge theme is to use a Bear.  That is so easy since Sassy Cheryl's has the cutest Bears you could hope to find.  I chose this special image "Going to See the Star":

My all time favorite Christmas Song is "Do you see what I see?" sung by Andy Williams, and this image reminds me of that song and I can't help but sing it when I look at this card.  The image was colored with copic markers and mounted on soft sky dp. The trellis border punched from Eskimo Kisses dp added just a touch of color to the background.
I didn't want to detract too much from the image so used a small print Eskimo Kisses dp in green and soft sky and tied the silver cord along the left side over the image.  The finishing touch is a digi ticket  that I was able to add the sentiment to in Photo Shop.  Gotta love technology!!!
This is the final Sassy Cheryl's Challenge of the year 2010.  Please stop by the Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the DT creations and play along when you get a chance, the drawing for the prize for this challenge will be in 2 weeks.
I want to Wish every one of you a Wonderful Holiday filled with friends, family and all the calories you can stand!!!
My family is coming up for our Christmas on New Years but I will be spending this week getting ready.

I plan to post several times a week during the holidays as I just love to color whether I have a deadline or not.  Gotta spend more time with my Cricut too!

Merry Christmas to All my  Crafty friends!!!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Love and Peace Ya All!!!

I had to use this adorable couple, Audrey and Aubrey, for a down home Christmas greeting from the past, Peace!!   Being a child of the 60's these guys just epitomize the hippies who never gave it up.

I had so much fun coloring Audrey and Aubrey I didn't think I would ever stop, I kept adding details, and adding detail, but the images are drawn with so much detail but still have more than enough room to blend and shade and make images that almost look like photographs.
Be sure you stop by and see what the DT has been creating for you to see on the Just Inklined Blog and stop by the store and pick up a few images. There are tons of new images ready for the New Year.  Can you believe 2011 is only a couple of weeks away.  Wow, where has the time gone?
I hope you missed me this past week-end.  I colored this and 3 other Just Inklined images before I went out of town for my Granddaughter, Sierra's 3rd Birthday Party, and to watch the kids so that my daughter and her husband of 11 years could celebrate their Anniversary.  I just got home today at 3 and had to be at work at 6 so I didn't get this created for you until tonight.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all ready for Christmas.  I am going to be creating some during the holidays so stop by and share a cup of coffee with me.  I'd love to see you.

Have a Wonderful Day!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fantasy Challenge--Mo's Digital Pencil

This week our hostess for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is Ms Lisa Cook , who chose the theme Fantasy, Fairies or Princess.  I may have stretched the Fantasy a little, but in keeping with the Season I chose North Pole Employees for my card:

Isn't this  just the cutest little elf ready to present the present?  He was colored with copic markers and mounted on red cs. the ornament dp is Eskimo Kisses Thin Ice and that was mounted on another Eskimo Kisses Alpine.  Love these papers, so much I didnt buy the new Cosmo Crisket Mittens this year. What's up with that LOL.  I'm going to ruin  my image!!!
The embellishments are the Christmas Plaid ribbon from Michaels, the Joy cut with my cricut and colored with my gold Atyou glitter pen and an enamel Christmas tree charm under the ribbon knot and my card is finished.
Be sure you check out the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for this fun challenge.
Mo has created some wonderful new images so be sure to check them out at the store

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Snowman's BFF-- Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

The challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog this week is hosted by the super talented Judy who chose the theme Snowmen:  As you all know, Sassy Cheryl's has the most awesome snowmen around so it was really tough to pick one, I went with a new image called Santa and Little Snowey:

It doesn't get much better than a cute Sassy snowman and Santa in one image, and what fun they were to color.
The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink.  The mittens were cut using my cricut expression Holiday Collection cartridge.  I added a mitten string of silver cord and the sentiment was hand written on a cute little vintage label I thought was the perfect size for the image.  A couple of MS holly leaves and my card is ready  to share.  The background dp is some of my hoarded Eskimo Kisses dp left from last Year's Cosmo Cricket paper pack. LOL 

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations on the challenge blog and play along for a chance to win a free image from Sassy Cheryl's.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day wherever you are!!!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Look Quick won't last long!!! A Clean work space LOL!!!

Hello, and happy day after the first blizzard of the season!! Not much snow but the wind blew what we did get so hard you couldn't see 10 feet in front of you, good day to stay home and clean my work space.  It has been SO neglected, used and abused but not really cleaned for a long time. I forgot to mention I am not just showing my workspace because I think it is so awesome (its not) but because Sassy Cheryl's has a challenge called Show Me on Tuesdays and you are supposed to show your work space so everyone can see what you have been up to LOL.  Here is my clean work space. What do you think?

 This is my desk and for today you can actually see 90 percent of the top of it.  To right from your view you see my cricut expression work table, the cuttlebug has been moved back tot he bakers rack behind and the card to the right of the bakers rack holds the cuttlebug folders and die cuts.  The shoe rack which holds my punches, one of the front of the door and another on the back, still have punches that don't have a home LOL.  My ribbons are in long narrow black storage thingies I found in the garage and I wish I had two more but since I don't I still have more ribbon in the 6 tier drawers to the right of my laptop (by the closet door.  The closed door is the bathroom and to the right of that, not showing is the laundry room.  My air compressor is on the floor under the laptop.

Jeni, here is my closet, just for you to see.  It may  not look organized to anyone else but everything has a tote and the totes are labeled.  The one shelf holds all my designer paper and paper packs.   There is a wire file cabinet style tote that has all my SU solid color card stock.  My 12X12 solid cs is in the file cabinet drawer in the desk.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dreamy!!! Just Inklined fun image

The stamps I love from Just Inkined range from the beautiful flowers and building scapes to the Wrinklies and Daisy.  Well Here is Bertha Bedtime ready to tickle your funny bone while she dreams of her soap opera love!!!!

Can't you just hear that, wake yourself up from a dead sleep, snore about to erupt!!! LOL  Bertha Bedtime was colored with copic markers and the pink striped cloud layer was cut out using the cricut expression.  I took an existing image on a cartridge and stretched it into this shape using Design Studio. 
The sentiment was created using Just Rite stamps but it turned out a little bigger than I wanted and too round, I cut it in half and punched the center with my 1 in punch.  I really lucked out as the printing was already done, usually I would cut off a letter or something.
Be sure stop by the Just Inklined Blog and see what the designers have to show you every day. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Color Me Challenge--Sassy Cheryl's

A few weeks ago Sassy Cheryl's started a couple of new challenges that I have been trying to find time to play in, and I finally made it. This card is for the Color Me Challenge. This darling Bicycling Snowman was just too cute to resist.  What do you think?

I love this darling image and it was so fun to color.  This little snowman looks like he is riding to warn everyone that Winter is coming!!!  I thought this winter dp was just perfect for this little guy and didn't want to hide too much of it as it was too perfect for this image.
I added a red checked ribbon a trio of snow flakes and some blue dew drops to complete my card.
You should come and play along with the challenge, it is lots of fun and you could win a free image...added bonus.

Thanks for stopping by, catch you tomorrow.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mo''s Digital Pencil Challenge--Winter Wonderland!!!

The challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is to create a Winter Wonderland using Mo's Digital Pencil images.  Our wonderful hostess this week is the super talented Lisa.  Here is what I chose for my project:
This is a large card that measures 7 by 9 finished.  I guess I got a little carried away with the trees but.  To me Winter Wonderland is the beauty of falling snow and the grace (?) of skaters on an outdoor pond.  In the small town where I grew up we lived across from the city park and the city would flood the tennis court in winter for a skating rink.  One of my favorite winter past times.  I wasn't good but I sure enjoyed it.

Belle and Bronte Skating were colored with copic markers as were the 3  Christmas Trees I added to create my scene.  The pond was covered with Crystal Effects and outlined with MS Snow Glitter.  The falling snow in the sky is also MS snow glitter and I created the drifts of snow with snow glitter as well.
I didn't add too many embellishments, just 5 silver glitter snow flakes and gold metallic ribbon tied like a packge bow, as I wanted you to enjoy the little scene and smile a little.
Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the DT  cards.  We have a new DT member, Dorcas,  joining us this week.  Welcome teamie!!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Digital Pencil Store to see all the newest images Mo has created...I'm making my list!!!

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Yep it's Tuesday!!!

Yippeee it's Tuesday and that  means Sassy Cheryl's Challenge is here!  This week our hostess is ny good bud Judy and she chose for us to use at least 2 Sassy Cheryl's images.  That is easy enough, the hard part is deciding which two super creative images to use?!?  Here is what I came up with:

The jury is still out on the dp but I love the image and the way it colored up.  There is just something about this adorable tree trimming Moose that I fell in love with, maybe he reminds me of myself LOL.  The sweet little girl image I used is, A Special Tree and the oh so funny moose is, Christmas Moose.
The image was colored with copic markers and I added a red and green ribbon with a gold metalis edge.  I llike the reversible ribbons and the green and red were perfect for this card.  The corners were punched with a MS corner punch so a little of the plaid background dp showed through.
I only added a trio of buttons and a little gingerbred mini cookie cutter to the ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure you enter the challenge for a chance to win the cutest little snowman figure you could imagine.  I may hijack the mail and have it diverted to me!!!  Have I mentioned I LOVE snowmen!!! Yeah I thought I had a couple of times :)  And in case you hadn't noticed Cheryl creates the absolute cutest snowmen you could ever want.

You know Sassy Cheryl's will have some new awesome images for you today so be sure to stop by. There is also the weekly challenges and Cheryl's featured Artist. Join us in the fun.

Have a good day,

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stitch It!! Just Inklined Blog Hop

Are you ready for another fantastic Just Inklined Blog Hop? ! ?  If you arrived here from Peri's blog you are on the right track, if not you might want to start at Debbie's Blog which is the beginning so you won't miss a single creation. along the way.  Debbie is the hostess this month and her choice of theme is to Stitch on your card, either real stitching or faux is fine.

I used the Poinsettia Wreath image for my card.  I love to color poinsettia's and this wreath was awesome to color, what do you think?

I actually did a lot of stitching on this card.  The base beige snowflake layer has a double row of gold metallic stitching, the scalloped circle was stitched in a circle just inside the scallops, I actually kept it pretty straight, LOL.  I then used free motion stitching in scalloped designs around the corners and border of hte red plaid layer.
A red velvet ribbon with gold bell, and NOEL cut from the red plaid dp in the upper left corner and my stitched card is complete.

The next stop along your Hop is the super talented Joyce, who I know has a wonderful project for you to see.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Just Inklined Blog on your way to the store where you can purchase any of the wonderful images you on your hop!!!

Have a great day,


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Getting some Christmas gifts made!!!

Hi everybody, sorry I haven't posted for a couple of days because I strained my back on Thursday, yeah Happy 'Birthday to me!!!, and my mobility is limited.  I was able to sit which is unusual for a back strain so was able to work on some Christmas gifts. 

My Son is engaged to a sweet girl and since they needed an address book I decided I would make her one and while I was at it I made a Post it Note holder and still need to cover the pencil holder but you will get the idea of what the theme is.  Here is what I created for Mindy:
I bought an address insert with tabs from Office Depot and made a chipboard cover which I covered with Tim Holtz dp.  A lot of hte elements were die cuts using my cuttlebug but the bird dages and pendent are cut with my cricut.  I used scrabble times for the Address words and because the insert was pre punched I used my crop a dile to punch the holes in the cover. As much as I wanted to use my bind it all, it just wasn't working so the address has binder rings so pages can be added if necessary.  The Post it note holder is 4X4 and I did use a lot of the same elements as the address book and the post it note pad can be easily changed out when it is empty.,  Think she will like it?   

My second Christmas gift that I have to show you is for my two 3 year old granddaughters.  These are Cling Vinyl paper dolls.  I am still going to make the magnetic ones as well but I think these are cute too.  What do you think?

I completed my page layout in Design Studio and created one doll and two different sets of clothes with each cut,  Don't you think they turned out cute.  I am still going to put little rosey cheeks on the girls but other than that they are ready to play with.
I used the back from the cut out vinyl as it does not cut all the way through as the backing for my accessories so it will stick.  Not sure what I am going to do for a play surface yet but am thinking of a dry erase board? 

Well, I need to get busy and finish some more projects just wanted to show you what I had been up to.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Glitz and Glimmer--Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

I can't believe it is already Thursday...I am still catching up from Thanksgiving week-end.  Time for another Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and our hostess this week is Lisa and her terrific choice for the challenge is Glitz and Glitter.  Here is my card using Cat's in the Christmas Tree:

 Until last year we have always had a cat at our house and although they didn't ever do this I love the image and the Charlie Brown tree is just too fun.  Lots of glitter on this card but it is so hard to photograph well so I took another pix below at an angle to show the glitter more.

The image was colored with copic markers and the sentiment was cut with my cricut expression out of silver glitter cardstock.  It took me a minute to get the sentiment to cut deep enough to cut all the way through but when I did a multi cut it worked great. 
Below is my image where you can see the glitter better.  All the balls and the Christmas tree skirt, the branches of the trees and the sentiment.  I don't think I over did it....well maybe for me but it was fun and I really like the way it turned out.

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and see what the DT have created for you. Be sure you stop by Mo's Digital Pencil store to see all the wonderful Christmas Carole images she has for you...they are really cool!!!

Thanks for stopping by.