Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Winter Challenge

My sweet friend, Pat, is the hostess this week for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, and has chosen the theme, Winter.  I love all the new images Sassy Cheryl has been creating for the fall and winter, and had so much fun choosing one.  I chose,  Lucy Lou Princess on Skates

The image is just the cutest and I love that little smirk, it is definitely Sassy.  The image was colored with copic markers and I added styrofoam snow and Martha Stewart glitter ice for the skating pond. 
The snowflakes are MS punches with MS glitter added so they sparkled like real snow flakes.  A green polka dot bow and a enamel ball ornament finish out my Winter Challenge card.
Be sure to play along in the Sassy Challenge and who knows you may win a 5 dollar gift card just in time for Christmas...presents for you!!! added bonus.  We loved having so many of you play along in the challenge this week, we had well over 100 entries...WOW We love it!!!!

Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for your viewing pleasure and drop by their blogs and leave them a little love, it is always appreciated :)

Have a wonderful creative day.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil--Fantasy?

I love the theme this week by my sweet friend Pat, who chose the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge theme of Fairies, Elves, Santa, or Snowman.  I hope that also includes Dwarves.  I kind of took it to mean all fantasy characters, my favorite!!!  Here is my choice and let the challenge police decide...I am such a rebel: 

I LOVE the dwarves Mo created for her Snow White story line and although there are only a few so far they are awesome.  This is Dwarf 4 and isn't he just the gruffest looking little guy with his pipe and braided beard. 
I colored him with copics and sponged with distressed inks.  Added an assortment of dp scattered behind with a pretty frame, two corner brackets, a rolled rose and a double tied tan bow in the upper left corner. 
This was so much fun to create and one of these days the rest of the guys are going to make their appearance too!!!

Be sure to stop by the  Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT has to show you and leave them some love and then get back to the family and have that pie that is waiting for you.  Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.  I am thankful to be spending mine with family and friends, hope you get to do the same!!!  On a selfish note I am thankful for the wonderful illustrators such as Mo who create such wonderful digital images so I get to color until my heart and brain are content, Thank you!!!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

Well, it is time for the big reveal of the images that each of the DT members created for the Stump the Boss Challenge last week.  I think Sassy Cheryl got my card right in her guesses.  My card was Whoops!!!:
 Gee, I wonder how she knew it was my card?!? 

I had a lot of fun creating the card, using Sally and her favorite blankie,  for  this week's challenge as my kids had blankets when they were little, they all had satin edging and I repaired that edging until it was thead bear LOL.  So I just had to use this image as soon as I saw it:

Back to my normal way of coloring, I used copics to color and airbrushed around the outside edge.  The faux stitching was done by hand.  I added a blue polka dot BoBunny layer behind the main image and a cute Whimsey layer with all the wonderful words that are so girly.  A border cut with a MS punch and a yellow polka dot bow a trio of yellow buttons and my security card is complete.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards and play along in the challenge.  We are thrilled to see so many of you playing in the challenges and while you do not have to use a Sassy Cheryl's image you get two entries in the drawing for the 5.00 gift card if you do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Baby Girl Brag Book

Well, I finished my sample brag books.  Thought I would give you a peek and see what you thought.  Here is the Baby Girl Brag Book:

I used my cricut to cut the clothes line of SVG images I purchased. The sweet is from a cricut cartridge and the paper roses I made.  Aren't the tiny clothes pins too cute!!!  I think the cover turned out cute!

The photo mount on the left page you would just add the photo on top but the one on the right is a double mount where you would add the photo between two layers from the top, which is hard to see in the photo.  The rounded top is where you would slide the photo in by gently opening it to slide the photo in and the style accommodates a rectagle photo.
The final spread could be used for an oval photo which you would have to cut and then the one on the right you could mount a rectangle photo and have a nice swirley border and pretty pink double flower.

Hobby Lobby had pink Cinch binding rings which I loved, they are a little bigger than I would have thought to buy originally but I think they are fine.  I will tie ribbon on the binding rings to finish it and it will be done.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative day.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Started on Christmas Cards--Just Inklined

Just Inklined has some wonderful Christmas images for the holidays and I chose this beautiful Fireplace image called, Hanging the Stockings,  for my holiday card.  I need to get busy to get any cards made in time to get them sent out LOL. 

I loved coloring the image with copic markers and sponging with distress inks.  The dp is a Christmas asst. packet I found at Michael's a few weeks ago on sale and I mounted the image on SU cs.
Last week I found this wonderful package of Tim Holtz Christmas Muse Tokens and fell in love with them so added it to the plaid bow.  A couple of fancy photo corners, a few red pearls and this Happy Holidays card is ready to send or the holidays.

Be sure to check out the store and see all the new and old Christmas images and don't blame me if you drop a bundle...there are a ton of must have images for the serious, fun and all the in between cards you need to make. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


BabyBoy Simple Brag Book

I have been working on some simple Brag Books and thought I would show you what I had been doing.  These are just samples for my neice who is a photographer in her spare time, which she has none of, but photography is her second career which she is wonderful at.

In trying to keep them simple and affordable I hope I have not gone too far on the simple side, let me know:  All suggestions are welcome LOL.

These are 4X6 and some will be 5X7 to allow for larger or multiple pictures on them.  I am also making picture frames which I will show you in the next day or two as time allows.  I am almost finished with the baby girl brag book.
They are made from chip board inserts and covered with dp and assembled with my zutter spiral binder thing a ma jiggy,...can't find the exact name right now :)

I used my Cricut Expression to cut the die cut pieces and you know I am having a ball :)  The 100% Boy and Oh Boy are from the Boys will be Boys Cartridge and the Cloud and a few other pieces you will see later are a SVG file I bought and used with my Sure Cuts a Lot software and Cricut.  Rather than buy a whole cartridge for a few girl pieces I paid 4.98 and used the software....much better :)  I hope the Provo Craft Police aren't reading this!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day and do something creative!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Winter

Our super talented DT sister, Pat, has another wonderful Challenge this week for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and the theme is Winter.  I can't say I love the snow that comes with the season but I love to color the images and the beauty of the season as I view it from the comfort of my house LOL.  I chose this adorable Llapso Apso with the Christmas hat for my Winter image:

The beautiful image was colored with copic markers and then sponged with distressed ink.

I then mounted it on a gorgeous die cut frame I made with my cricut.  I have been making frames and brag books and thought this was the perfect background  for this happy Seasonal image. I searched all over the shop for the image and while I found the dog alone, not the one with the Christmas hat, Mo will add it to the store when I mention it to her.

I thought the blues with just the pop of red in the poinsettia flower was just the perfect colors for this nice Christmas Pooch.

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has to show you for the Winter Challenge.  While you are at it, drop by the store and grab some Mo images and play along in the Challenge, we love to see what you create !!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day :)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are you ready for a Super Fun Sassy Cheryl Challenge?????

The Challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge  is called Stump the Boss.  We did it so well last year we decided it would be fun to let Sassy Cheryl try to redeem herself this year.  I think it is a hopeless cause and after seeing the cards...she doesn't have a snowballs chance in H....ll !!!!!!!

Here is the card I created:

Well, maybe I created this darling card, using My Little Flower Girl  and maybe I didn't, do you think it looks like my style? Do you think Cheryl will think I created this card?

Don't you think these are just the cutest images in the world right now?  Be sure to grab an image and play along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week with the theme of Anything Goes.

Here is a picture of the collage our super talented Team member Dawn put together.  Can you pick the image the Design Team member created?

 If you could pick the DT images you are better than I LOL.  But isn't it fun.  In a few days we will be posting our own cards so  you will know :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Are you dying of boredom yet. if not here is another Digital Image.

I have been working on some Brag Books and in the process of a Christmas one got sidetracked and made this page...how did that happen LOL.  I love Vintage and this layout just lent itself too keeping going so I ran with it. I may end up being the back cover of the brag book, who knows.  Anyway I like it!!!:

I didn't realize it would show up without a border but it is 5X7 as that is the size of the brag book.  I love it. and I love playing with all the elements of the My Memories software. So fun to not have to search the internet for all the graphics you want to use and then edit them and then thrown them into your project, the software does it all for you.

Thanks for stopping by,  Now I have to go earn my crafting money :)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

One more Digital Page to show you LOL!!!

I am really having fun with the My Memories Digital Software and while I said I am not big into scrapbooking I love editing pictures and creating stuffs, so here is something else I played with tonight.

I am working on the concept of a subtle photo in the background for some baby brag books I am working on  for a business project I an working on.  Needed a subject to try it out on and knew that my daughter would not mind if I used Bailey for this and I had a pix handy.  If she minds I will soon find out. :)

Not sure about the writing but I love the way the picture turned out.  Took me a long time to erase the background though so it didn't show through....I am a messer, yes I am...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Gotta go to bed now so I can get something done tomorrow :)


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Venturing into a new Rhelm--Digital Scrapbooking

I have kind of discovered digital scrapbooking but use it in a different sort of way. I plan to use it to make Memory books and Virtual Cards as well as the digital scrapbooking.  Here are a couple of projects I have worked on this week-end.

I am going to incorporate my Cricut to make lettering to go with the software to add a different dimension to the standard digital scrapbooking version so we will see how these gifts are received LOL.  Envision a palm tree and hula girl on this page, I haven't gotten them cut out yet :)

The first page is an easy Honeymooon page I made for my son and his new bride who got married in August and honeymooned in Hawaii:

I also worked on a Christmas card using some free or kits available from the download site, there are some awesome kits available and even if they are not free they are very reasonably priced.   What do you think:

I am working on a mini album that is coming together nicely, show you that in a few days, it is going to take a little bit of time, as it will require a lot of embellishments and assembly, as it is 5 pages front and back. 

I forgot to mention the software I used was My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software. 

Let me know what you think of my first attempts at digital scrapbooking :)  Be kind!!!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Fancy Folds

What a fun Challenge our super talented Pat came up with for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week--Fancy Folds.  I  used this fold a couple of years ago and loved it...but I kind of forgot about it until this challenge and I wanted to use it for these images:

The fold is called a Shutter Tri-Fold and this particular version is a full card front .  The creator of the template is Bonnie Szwalkiewicz and the link to the post and template I followed is here.  I colored the Carolers Three with copics and added styrofoam snow and bakers twine before I mounted it on Bo Bunny Christmas dp.   For the narrow tri fold sections I used other portions I used the reverse side of the dp for the blue section onto which I have tied a piece of lace and more bakers twine.  A trio of buttons are on the blue middle section.
On the light dp sections top and bottom I added paper roses .  My Chimney Sweep which was also colored with copics and then cut out in a more rounded style to go on the very right side of the card.  Here is a close up of the Chimney Sweep:

Isn't he just the most adorable little guy.  I loved coloring him.  I see a few Christmas Cards with him on them !!!!
Be sure to stop by the Mo's Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT chose for their Fancy Folds...I can't wait to see !!!  Stop by the store and pick up some new images and play along with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday is Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Day--Ready Set Emboss!!!

My good friend, Peggy, is the hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and chose a theme I often over look, Embossing.  Here is what I came up with using another of Sassy Cheryl's new Christmas images, Lucy Lou hanging Star, they are just too fun to pass up:

I thought about using several different embossing folders an then I remembered this beautiful Christmas tree and thought it would be so fun to have Lucy Lou swing on her star just above this beautiful tree. reminds me of my house when the kids were little LOL.

I colored Lucy Lou with copics and then fussy cut her out and mounted her on 3 layers of mounting squares to look like she could be swinging dangerously close to the beautifully decorated Christmas tree.
The Christmas Embossing folder is Sizzix and I airbrushed it with Atyou Glitter pens in Green and Gold.  I am sure you can't see the glitter in the photo but it is there and the shimmer is gorgeous.
The tree was mounted a layer of red riding hood cs and a red ribbon ties the  layers together. The cracked paint effect of the christmas tree dp is perfect for this little angel and her star to Wish you a Merry Christmas. I added some of my new favorite embellishment, the gold corners, which go so beautifully with the gold threads in the red Christmas ribbons.

Be sure to stop by the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT has to show you and play along, you can use any kind of embossing you want on our card.

Sassy Cheryl has been busy creating the most fun Sally, Polly and Noah images, you just have to stop by the Store and check them out.   After your shopping trip take a few minutes to play along with the challenge and you could win a 5 dollar Gift Certificate next week just by entering the challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Just Inklined BlogHop--Christmas Packaging

Welcome to the November Just Inklined Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from the super talented Karen's Blog, wasn't her creation awesome?  I decided to use the 3 Christmas Baubles to make a beautiful sparkly tag for a set of tiny christmas balls I am giving to my son and his new wife for their home this Christmas.

The image was colored with copic markers and attached to a white glitter board cut into the shape of a tag.  It was then airbrushed around the edges in blue.  In keeping with the gold tones of the gold of the ball container and the corners and bow I added gold glitter pen lines and gold highlights to the baubles.  Simple but elegant tag, perfect for their gift.

The next stop along your Hop is back to Heidy who is the Hostess of our Hop this month, and wasn't her theme awesome!!!  Her creation is wonderful and I can't wait to give it a try, but before I do, I will have to make a trip to the Just Inklined Store which is now made even easier for me since I prefer to pay with PayPal and now I can with the new store, check it out here,

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just Inklined New Store Site--Check it Out!!!

Today I have one of the images being offered for free if you find it on the new sales site.  I made it into a cute card with some cute dog dp I had in my stash.  


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Have fun creating with these totally cute and imaginative images.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Thanks

Are you ready for another fun challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week?  Our super talented hostess, Pat, has chosen the theme, Thanks and I chose Kisses to express my Thanks:

Isn't she just the sweetest little Kissey face?  I colored her with copic markers and for once I didn't sponge around the outside...what 's up with that???  I wanted to keep the colors and card soft...it will last a week or two. 
I added a couple of pink photo corners under the corners instead of on top for just a hint of color.  The teal dp underneath holds the pearl swirl and I wanted to keep it plain to not detract from the pearls.  
I added a band of pearls on a lace ribbon with roses on the left side and a fancy spellbinder Thank you label with rose and a pink gem as my finishing touch.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created for your inspiration, I know you will love them. As always Mo has been busy creating even more new images in the shop so be sure to stop by and take a look and play along with us in the challenge, we love to have you!!!  :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Thank You!!!

I think my dear friend, Pat, chose a wonderful challenge theme for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge of, Thank you.  I also think the new Noah with Tweety and Waldo is just perfect to say Thank you for always being there!!!

Isn't Noah just the cutest little friend any bird or person could have.  I colored him with copics and mounted him on a red oval. I rounded the corners of the colored layer and sewed it to the red oval.

The main orange swirley dp purchased several months ago from Michaels was perfect for this little fall dressed character.  I needed to add my Thank you sentiment and thought it would be fun to add a little front end loaded lifting the Thank you disk charm tied with bakers twine is a fun touch. 

The double loop orange checked ribbon with a red button tied in the center and my Thanks for Everything card is complete. 

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and see what the other DT members have chosen for the Challenge.  Sassy Cheryl has probably been busy adding new images to the shop so be sure to drop by and check them out, pick up an image or two, color them up and join in the challenge for this week. Who doesn't need a Thank you card or two laying around?!?

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!!