Thursday, February 24, 2011

Think Spring!!! Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

This is my last week this month to be the hostess for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, I have been thrilled to see so many people playing in the challenges, although I don't take any credit for it, there is always a fear your theme will be undesirable and no one will play :)  This week I chose Spring Colors and Think Spring as my theme and the only other criteria was to use a handmade flower.  Here is what I created:

You may not think Bossy is a Spring image but her sentiment says it all....No More Snow!!!  I must admit that our winter has not been that bad, however when it got up to 70 last week I was ready for it to stay.
I colored Bossy with copic markers with this dp in mind.  I love the little birds and dainty images on this dp and it is wonderful for spring and summer projects. 
The blue bayou medallion behind Bossy is spellbinders and the image was cut with a Fiskers oval cutter and sponged around the edge to soften the edge a little.  The sentiment was computer generated and punched with SU punches.
The flowers are cut with my cricut expression using the Mother's Bouquet flower cart.  I used three different flowers and cut them at 2, 1.5 and 1 inch to layer.  Since the dp is double sided, I flipped alternating layers to green so you could see them better after they were sculpted with a stylus to add diimension.
I did add a little green check ribbon and bow over the medallion to highlight the green in the dp and Bossy's dress.
I hope you enjoy the challenge and be sure to stop by the Mo's Digital Pencil challenge and see what the rest of the DT has in store for your viewing pleasure. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Is it really almost Easter?!? Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

My dear friend, Peggy Marsh, is the hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and she has chosen the theme. Spring--Easter Parade.  I love the new bunnies, Sassy Boss Lady, Cheryl has come up with this week and chose The Dancing Easter Bunny for my project:

In trying to keep with the more pastel spring colors I used pink and green to color my Dancing Bunny with copic markers. The edge was sponged with pink distress ink and the upper right corner was punched with a MS corner punch.
The flowers under the bunny feet are flower soft and the colors weren't as pink as I thought huh?!?  The  bow was tied and attached to the pink ribbon band around the middle of the card.
A trio of pretty pink roses with leaves in the upper left corner and this little beauty is ready to spread Easter Cheer!!

Be sure to stop by the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT creations, then grab an image and play along with us.  I got a peek of the new images Cheryl has put in the store for this Challenge and they are adorable.  bunnies, kids, easter eggs....check it out!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Irish Snowman--Sassy Cheryl's

Well, isn't this just the most adorable snowman...I am happy to say that I called Sassy Cheryl, Sassy Boss Lady, and requested a couple of images for St. Patrick's Day, one was a snowman, called St. Patty's Day Snowman......Isn't he PERFECT!!!!!!! :

The image was colored with copic markers.  The light green panel was punched with a MS border punch and that was mounted on a darker green panel.  The ribbon was purchased specifically for this color combo and the button( Irish medallion ) was mounted on the upper left corner of the card.
You should stop by the Sassy Cheryl's store and see the wonderful images she has for you. 

Well, I have to go to work to earn my crafting supplies,..and other necessities of life!!! LOL.

Have a great day.


Kiss the Cook--Really? Just Inklined

The weather has been unseasonably warm and that brings thought of barbequing in the back yard.  Since tomorrow is  President's Day in the US it would be a great day to BBQ in a lot of the US.  I thought this Just Inklined image was perfect for this thought:

This adorable image is called, Kiss the Cook.  So perfect for a BBQ invite, a Father's Day card, or Birthday card for the Grill King in your family!!!
The image was colored with copic markers and I used a recipe card and matching dp from a Kitchen cook book set. 
The rick rack on the side could represent how your stomach will feel if the Grill King isn't very good at his cooking.
I love brautwurst on the grill and I can almost smell the wonderful arouma through this card!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Its a sketch!

Once again I am the hostess for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and this week I have chosen a Sketch Challenge.  Let me tell you I am terrible at creating the sketches, but I love to use them. I sent my rough draft to Peggy, and when she got done rolling on the floor laughing at my inadequacy, she came up with this modified version:

Here is the card I created using this darling image called Did you Hear! I just found in the Store, LOL, don't know how I ever missed this one, I love it!! :

The image was colored with copic markers and mounted on pink cs.  The verticle
 panels behind are BoBunny polka dot cs and at the bottom of each were attached 3 circles
which show up as half circles from the front.  The base dp is a really cute cat and dog dp but you really can't see the design. Oh well.  I left it because the colors matched.
The flowers were cut with my cricut expression and the same half circles of pink were mounted as flower centers, The centers were topped with a tiny baby button which was topped with the same I-Rock clear gems I used for the swirls on the left side.  I free handed the swirl as opposed to using a template, which I have  not taken the time to create, but I just lay them on the way I like them and zap em in place LOL!!!

I hope you will take the time to play along with us.  It is easy, just use a Mo's image and follow the sketch  and when you have finished it, go to the Challenge page and put your entry in the Mr Linky so we can come and see your wonderful creation and have a chance to win a free Mo's image.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Designing Divas Second Blog Hop--Oldies But Goodies!

Happy Wednesday to you!  Where does the time go, it is already time for the monthly Designing Divas Blog Hop.  The continueing theme is "Oldies But Goodies"  which means we are to use something from our stash that we have not used in at least 6 months.   If you arrived here from  Shelly Schmidt 's Blog you are in the right place,  If you did not you should go back to Brenda Turner 's blog as she is first on the Blog Hop list this month and I know you don't want to miss a single stop along the way!

The butterfly oval image was created at least a year ago and I never used it, until now.  I butterfly was air brushed and then the entire die cut was covered with Crystal Effects.  I love the doilies that are so popular right now, so decided to mount my pretty butterfly on a circle doile.  The brownish right side panel is a faux marble piece I made probably 2 years ago and the corner of the panel was stamped and embossed with a wonderful lace stamp from Artistic Outpost, which is also where the Butterfly is from.  The Butterfly set is called Happiness. 
I added a pearl and rose swirl for a touch of elegance and at the top of the swirl I added a paper rose I created.  The Rose was created from a 2.5 in square piece of cs at least last summer.  I love to create my own flowers, mainly because I am cheap but I really do like the feeling of creating beautiful things myself.

The final touch was the ribbon onto which I slipped a SU ribbon slide that I got when I was a SU demo and I left that at least 3 years ago. Okay, I admit I hoard those precious slides as I can't image the day when I run out of them. The heart is also from at least a year ago although they still sell them at Michael's.
It is so much fun to dig around in my stash and find the hidden treasures I just knew I would use some day.

The next stop on your travels through the Blog Hop is: Angie Williams ,  You won't want to miss seeing what she has created for your viewing pleasure.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by.

 Most of the items on my card this month far exceed the 6 month time frame LOL.  I created a rather Vintage ladies card today:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boy what a week-end--I hate when computers crash

I lost my computer on Sunday and was not able to upload my photo of my Sassy Cheryl's Challenge card but I wanted to post it here today anyway.  I used one of the new images called Sassy Happiness, what do you think?:

My wonderful friend, Peggy Marsh, is the hostess this week and she wanted us to Think Green, reuse, recycle....For my card which was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink, I used a twill bow whicih was originally tied around a bundle of washclothes.  I actually bought the wash clothes to get the twill,  what can I say LOL.  The buttons in the upper left corner are from my Grandfather's button collection.  The buttons were taken off of clothes that had worn out or had been outgrown. 

Be sure to stop by Sassy Cheryl's today and see the wonderful new images she has created for you.  Think Bunnies, Bears and Easter, need I say more? 

While you are at it be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT's creations. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two-Too Cute St Patrick's Day images from Sassy Cheryl

I know I don't usually post too much on the week-end but I couldn't wait to show you guys these two awesome new images from Sassy Cheryl's.  I actually sent Cheryl (Sassy Boss Lady) an email asking for either a Snowman or Bear for St. Patrick's Day.  Well, my contact list in Gmail had Cheryl's email address listed but the email went to another Design Team :0, so I called her to request the images and she had these two ready the next day!!!  Here is The Saint Bear,  What do you think?

I collect bears and snowmen and so this was right up my alley.  My good friend and DT teamie Judy also loves Bears so she was as happy as I to see this image. I love to color fur, dog, bear, or rabbit, they are pretty much done the same.  I make the shading a bit darker than I want the final result and then when you have the image colored the way you want it you take the Copic Blender Pen and lightly pounce the tip straight up and down all over the image.  Be careful not to do it too much, as once the color is removed, you will not be able to put it back easily.,  You can always go back and repeat the pouncing step.  Give it a minute or two to dry before doing it again.
I-Rock gems and a sentiment and my sweet The Saint Bear is complete.

Here is the other card I made using Grumpy Clover, isn't she fun!!!:

I don't have too much St. Patrick's Day dp so these two have the same one,   Grumpy Clover Girl was colored with copic markers. I think due to the size of the Shamrock next time I may paper piece it, but I like the way it turned out.  The sentiment in the upper right corner was created using a MS heart punch and a purchased Kiss Me I'm Irish sentiment.  I punched the heart punch 4 times using white cs and then sponged around the outside edge peeled paint distress ink  I then cut one heart to be the stem and glued the other three to the back of the sentiment circle. I almost forgot that I got the dimension of hte shamrock leaves by using the same techninque I use to make distressed flowers.  On the backside of the punched item use a stylus or the rounded end of a paint brush to break down the cs by working in a circular motion starting from the outside and working in which causes the paper to curl.  Jak Heath has a wonderful tutorial on her blog of how to do this too.

Well, I need to go to Michael's again as I am trying to get my copics all in like containers. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the cards. 


I 've Got My Eyes On You--Hoedown Challenge Week 2

Last week I found a new Challenge, Digital Stamp site, Hambo Hoedown,  and the images are awesome.  When you enter your Challenge card and send your entry in an email to the company you get the next week's image in an email.  Pretty fun stuff, cute designs too.  Here is this week's Challenge image:

Isn't this a fun Valentines image to send to someone you don't want to send a sloppy, mushy Valentine to?  I love it.  Colored with Copic markers and a few swirls, butterfly, and hearts were added.  The embellishments were cut with my cricut expression.  A trio of pink/purple gems and my cute valentine is ready to send and enter in the Hoedown Challenge.

I will have a couple of Sassy Cheryl's cards for you tomorrow or Sunday depending on how busy tomorrow ends up being.  They are super cute images just created for St. Patrick's Day...Can't wait to show you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week-end.  I plan to!!!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Messy Desk!! I mean Show Me Thursday/Friday here.

Sassy Cheryl's has a fun event weekly called, Show Me, where she shows what she is working on in hopes that we will show our messy desks and everybody can snoop (look) at what we are working on. It is kind of fun to see what everybody's work spaces are like and how they work.   The most intimidating part is showing my work space :).

My space has gotten very messy and I didn't clean it at all, yeah I know you are shocked, but it will get cleaned up and straightened out tomorrow, hopefully LOL.

Go to the Show Me challenge on Sassy Cheryl's blog and show us what you are up to!!!

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Valentines using Non-traditional colors

Hi everyone, I am the hostess again this week for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and I have chosen to make a Valentines card or project using non-traditional colors. That means no red or pink.  It is easy, here is what I created:

The image is called, I Wuv You, isn't it the cutest?  I colored the little boy in blue and brown and his big sister in blue/green.    The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink.  The cs is kraft and Soft sky (SU).
The flowers , hearts and Love pendants, held up by itty bitty clothes pins, were cut with my cricut.  The flower leaf sprigs are MS punches.
To me, Family is Love, and so siblings count as my Love theme card this week!!!
Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has created, I peeked, because I can, and you won't want to miss a single project. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, we are one day closer to Spring LOL!!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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

Our hostesss for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week is my friend, the super talented, Peggy Marsh who chose an inspiration challenge.  I have only done a couple of inspiration challenges and they are becoming a little less intimidating.  Here is my card using LadyBug Lady:

I colored the darling image with copic markers and airbrushed the sky and masked in the clouds.  I chose to use the colors of the inspiration picture.  The upper right corner of the main image was punched with a MS ladybug corner punch and then the ladybug was colored with copic markers so that the punched ladybug would show up against the pink background.
The dp is from a K and Company paper pack and has all of the quilt colors in it.  The flower cs was run through the cuttlebug script folder and then cut with the cricut Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge.  My ladybug button in the flower center was blue and purple to start with so I colored it with copic markers to be a true colored ladybug and match the rest of the ladybugs on the picture.
Here is the inspiration picture, did I come a little close?

This was a really fun challenge.  Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has to show you and how the photo inspired them.   Then grab an image and play along with us.  Did you know that next month, Sassy Cheryl's is celebrating the 1 year Anniversary of the Challenge Blog.  I have loved every minute of being on the DT with this awesomely talented group of ladies.!

Be sure to stop by the Sassy Cheryl's store too as she may just have some new images for you

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Love--Just Inklined Blog Hop!!!

I am so excited to be the hostess this month for the Just Inklined Blog Hop. Since I am the hostess this month the Blog Hop starts here.  I chose the theme Love since February is the month of Valentines.  The artists at Just Inklined came up with some super cute images for this holiday of Love.  I chose My Hero, what do you think?

The image appears to be a little monochromatic but it is soft sky/teal and grey.  The image was colored with copic markers and the outside border was airbrushed while still in the Spellbinder die to keep the white border.  I cut a little bit larger label die cut for the soft sky frame.
The dp was a new pack I got this week at Michael's called chick-a-doo assortment pack, with fun birds, flowers, swirls and I thought perfect for this image and colors. 
The sentiment is a SU sentiment I like, but seldom does it fit a card as perfectly as it does this one. The little castle attached to the sentiment tag is a cricut cartridge called Paper Doll Dress Up and is an accessory of the Princess paper doll.  I cut it twice sized 1/2 inch smaller for the grey so they would layer nicely.  I outlined the shaded areas with a copic marker.  I can't even leave die cuts plain LOL!!!  The heart is a cricut from the Wedding cartridge with a Love heart charm added.

Next on the Hop is the super talented DT member Joyce who will have a wonderful creation to share with you.  If you get lost you can stop back by my blog and find the order here:


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever and stop by the rest of the DT blogs for some Love!!! and it is always appreciated if you leave a little as well :)

Have a great day,


Friday, February 4, 2011

Are you Ready for some Football?

Well,  Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and since the Kansas City Chiefs aren't playing I don't mind that I have to work that night :).  I found a new challenge site that I really liked. The images are super cute and so I decided to try to  make time to play along.  This is their first Challenge and the image is free, added bonus. Here is what I created with the Hambo Hoedown Challenge image:

Because I didn't have a favorite team for the Super Bowl I just picked out kind of girlie colors for this little Powder Puff and Fur Team card. 
The image was colored with copic  markers and sponged with distress ink.  The ribbon is twill and the silver studs are I-Rock metal gems, I love that little tool!!!
Stop by the Hambo site to see all their cute images and while you are at it grab the free image and play along, you have until next Tuesday to get your card in. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a fun week-end planned.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Love w/buttons,bows, and lace!!

Happy Thursday.  Today is the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and this month I am the hostess.  I have chosen the theme,  Love -with Buttons, Bows and Lace.  Here is what I created using Shy:

Shy was colored with copic markers and then cut out with a scalloped oval spellbinder die. The edges were sponged with distress ink. I used a piece of pretty pink textured cs for the base and mounted Shy on a piece of polka dot cs.   I prettied up the pink polka dot cs with a MS border punch on the right side and on the left side a band of lace covered at the seam with little girlie pink checked ribbon and bows.
A second band of ribbon was adorned with 3 star buttons.  The scallops on the right border were adorned with I-rock colored gems in pink.  They are much more glisteny (so not a word)  in real life.
I hope you will play along with us and be sure to stop by the Challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT creations. They are awesome as always!!!
Mo has some awesome new images in the store so be sure to check them out, I did!!!

Thanks for stopping by. 


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I shall wear Purple!!!

I am sure you have all heard the poem: When I am old. I shall Wear Purple!!!  Well Flossie from Just Inklined brings that poem to mind therefore, I colored her to match:

Flossie Bumblethorpe, was so  much fun to color with copic markers.  I added a trio of tiny rhinestones, two to her glasses and one to her dress neckline.  The dp is a  new Basic Grey paper pack, called Green at Heart,  I picked up at Archivers a few weeks ago 
The red roses are hand made using 2 1/2 inch squares of cs which I  cut in a spiral circle and made in about 10 minutes.  I added some green leaves to the roses.  The purple grosgrain ribbon was added to the dp layer and a bow was attached. 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to drop by next Monday for the next Just Inklined Blog Hop.  I am the  Hostess this month so be sure to stop by here at 9:00 am Monday morning to begin the Hop!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Tuesday--Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

Happy Tuesday to you all.  Any Challenge day is a great day and Tuesday for me is Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.  The hostess this week is the super talented Judy who chose the challenge Use a Sassy Girl image for a Birthday card!!!  Here is what I created:

This image just cracks me up, it could be me a few, okay a lot of, years ago, knobby knees and all.  Now if she was dressed as a tomboy and not a princess it would be more me, but the attitude transcends clothing LOL.
I wanted to create a little gift box for a gift card or a few little trinkets so I created this Top Note gift box.  Here is a picture of the side view so you can see the box:

This was an easy project I found on SplitCoastStampers Resource Library.
The image called Prissy, Sassy and a Little Bit Jazzy was so fun to color and I think is perfect for a tween birthday project.  They are all that usually LOL.
The image took up most of the front so there was minimal room for embellishments.  I chose to use a cricut flower sponged on the edges and spritzed with glimmer mist, which of course you can't see in the photo.
The inside edge of the image was outlined with an Atyou pink glitter pen. 
A piece of 1 inch wide grosgrain ribbon ties the gift box shut. There was a slot punched in the top note die right inside the center point into which the ribbon was threaded so it would tie under the die close to the box.
This was a fun project and kind of nice to not make a card, Birthday boxes are fun to make and fun to recieve.

Be sure to stop by the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT members have created.
It is snowing here in Omaha and not supposed to stop until Wednesday, more of an annoying snow than accumulating, which my daughters in Kansas City and good friend Peggy are getting. Stay safe you guys!!!

Thanks for stopping by,