Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Love is All Around!!

Our wonderfully talented hostess, Elaine, has chosen the theme, Love is all Around this week for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  I have chosen this beautiful little sweetie called:  To Grammy's:

This little sweetie could be coming to this Gramma's house, I have lots of granddaughter's.  The image was colored with copic markers and mounted on beautiful blue dp and then a sweet paper doilie.  A Tim Holtz Journey disc acts as the sentiment  mounted in the upper right hand corner. 

3 rolled paper flowers and a rolled leaf highlight the lower right corner.  Brown and white bakers twine tie in a hugs and kisses charm and 3 dew drops finish this sweet card.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards on the Challenge Blog and leave them a little love along the way.  Mo has some new images and they are so fun so check them out. 
Thanks for stopping by and do something creative!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Summer Fun!!!

WooHoo it's Tuesday and time for another Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and Dawn, our super talented hostess, has chosen the theme Summer--any way you want it...Here is Sassy Sally in her Inner Tube:

Colored with copic markers and using my favorite color gradiant technique on the inner tube where the colors fade into each other seamlessly. 
The Pool Party sentiment was cut out with my cricut from my Luau cartridge.  Hawaiian Flowers and a button and bow to finish this little chillaxing Sassy Sally in her red polka dot suit.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards and see what they love about Summer.  I know Sassy Cheryl has a new image or two to share so check out the Sassy Cheryl's Store and then grab an image or two and play along in the challenge, we would love to have you.  The winner of the challenge drawing gets to pick 2 Sassy images, now how cool is that!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Celebrate the Red White and Blue

It's Tuesday and time for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, Celebrate the Red,White and Blue hosted by the fabulous Peggy.  My card as usual has a bit of a twist, you are shocked I know. Noah and his Bear Patches will explain: 

My two oldest grandsons never really liked the fireworks as they were just too loud. Noah with his bear just kind of brings back those memories of the days when they would come over to watch the fireworks display from our front yard, since we live 4 blocks from the Country club that has a wonderful fireworks display and we can set our lawn chairs in the yard and see the whole thing start to for me.   The boys would always sit in the house and watch TV during the display, but that is okay, they now sit out with us but they sometimes still wear ear plugs.

Celebrating is all about the Holiday, the fun, picnics, fireworks, family and maybe even some watermelon :) 

The DT has some wonderful creations to show you and Sassy Cheryl has some awesome images including Bella to help you celebrate so go on over to the store and grab an image and play in the Challenge this week, we would love to have you. Cheryl has a ton of images in the Dollar bin so check them out too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil--At the Park Challenge

I am so excited to be doing a Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week after way too many months of being off on R and R.  The Theme this week is At the Park and I merged these two wonderful new images from two different sets. Here is the Card:

The Waiting for the Parade image, and the Shaggy Dog from Sailor boys set, were merged using Photo Shop elements 7 and I love the way it turned out.  I love to color fur and what has more fur than an Old Shaggy Dog, LOL.  I sponged the clouds in and of course colored the image with copic markers and used white gel pen for the highlighted fur.
A red bow with white dots , a row of 5 blue and red polka dot stars, and a hand made crushed petal flower using red white and blue flower petals are the only embellishments. 

Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you and your Mo's Trip to the Park and check out the Mo's Digital Pencil Store as Mo has been rollin out the new images lately.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Birthday!!!

It 's time to celebrate at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge as the challenge this week as chosen by the the fun loving DT Sassy, Jeni, is to create a Birthday Challenge project.  Easy enough...  Here is my card:

The card is actually made using two adorable Bear images called Peyton the Bumbling Bear and Plain Ole Bentley Bear. Peyton seems a little oblivious to the fact that Bentley is flying away with the birthday balloons behind her, or she is grateful, not sure which, but I think the balloons were just bigger than he was LOL.  The balloons were covered with glossy accents. 

Peyton's dress and Hair bow were dotted with white gel pen.  The sky was airbrushed.  You know how you just know what you want for the dp for your project and nothing else will work.....that was my dilema for this card....I tried 20 different dp's and knew to begin with I wanted pink and white check and polka dots but didn't have them so after trying all the others and not liking the results, off to Michaels I went....Glad I did !!! See I can do pastel  LOL

The flowers are hand made cut with my cricut and airbrushed pink.  The sentiment is another sentiment I ran through the label maker but this time I spelled it right. The sentiment says Beary Happy Birthday and I mounted it on the streamers of the pink and white check bow.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects and see all of their wonderful Birthday creations.  I know Sassy Cheryl will have something wonderful in the store so grab something and play along in the challenge for a chance to win two images....Everyone needs Birthday cards, Right?????

Thanks for stopping by and have  creative day!!!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Altered Welcome Sign using Word Collage and Cricut :)

I have been in a funk lately and decided that part of it might be that I don't take enough time to play...don't ask my husband, he thinks that is all I do....I said don't ask him..... LOL.

I had mentioned to my friend from work Deanna, that I would make her a Welcome sign a while back and have just now gotten it made....good thing she forgot about it :)

The metal base is a Goodwill store find that started out as a calendar which I sanded down and painted, distressed and then painted when I finally remembered to look for a small can of blue spray paint when I was at the store LOL.  I airbrushed on the highlight distress colors around the edges where the letters were not going to be.  I have trouble getting the letters to adhere to paint that is not the regular spray paint...probably me but I wanted them to stick since it was a gift ..know what I mean :)
All of the flowers are hand made and airbrushed to match the color theme of brown and blue.  The key is a dollar bin find from Michaels',     Love it.   I attached a clear Tim Holtz tag onto which I mounted a vellum butterfly which I sponged with blue distress ink and a rose. In real life they appear to be floating around the key.
I cut up a crochet doilie for the upper right hand corner and tied a brown and white check ribbon to coordinate with the ribbon along the bottom.
I really enjoyed making the Welcome sign and loved the time I spent making this for my friend.  I hope she enjoyed it.

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Grad or Dad Let's Celebrate

I was so excited for this Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, chosen by my best bud Peggy.  I needed a Birthday card for my husband in a couple of weeks and I have always loved this Sassy Cheryl's image, called Crazy Father's Day,  so I just had to use it for his card....Perfect don't you think:

This is just the most fun image for any guy to get for his birthday because when you are old enough to get this card you want something this fun :)  I had so much fun coloring it with copic markers and added the most fun colors I could imagine and tried to make him happy without looking drunk :).  Gotta find out from Cheryl what his name is so I can send you to the link to buy this fun guy.   I think we all have someone to send this card to LOL.

A couple of things about my card, pretty standard except the label at the top.  Watched a video of Tim Holtz the other night and he made a label using a label maker and regular card stock cut into a 3/8 in strip and ran it through the label maker.  let me tell you, it is easier than it sounds. Just open the top and feed it in, click it until you can see it out the bottom, close it, and start making your band.  Hey, if I can figure it out the first time, you all can do it. LOL :)  And because I am a retardimus, I misspelled Birthday and had to add the Star to have the A in Birthdy , LOL .... Did you see that before I pointed it out? did not!!!!!
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards and see what Grads and Dads creations they have for you,,... I think you all might have been a little intimidated by the sketch challenge last week but and are getting busy with kids home for the summer...
 Check out the Store too to see what Sassy Cheryl has created for this week because I am sure she has... I think I heard something about an expensive car and fur in hinting about a new image....strange....what could it be LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wondeful creative day.