Saturday, October 31, 2009

Little Boo's card

Here is my last Halloween post, made for my 16-month-old grandson. He lives with us and since the beginning we started calling him "Little Boo." I got this adorable image, FREE, from Digital Delights. You can follow their link to all future Freebies including this week's, which is really cute.
My head is swimming with thoughts of Christmas presents and tomorrow is November 1. Yikes! I've got a good start, but I'd love to have everything bought and wrapped by December 1 so I can address all the other things that take place in one little ol' month. We'll see if I can pull it off or not. Meanwhile, enjoy your day, however you spend it. Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow is our next Copic Creations challenge, so be sure to check it out.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Bunny

This image is one of the Busy Beauties images that Carolyn from "p.m.s.etc." carries and when I saw this I had to have it. For me, there is a story behind this. When our second son was in high school, he had a girlfriend who's mom was doing a special Easter program for kids at a local park. My son's girlfriend somehow talked him into dressing up in a bunny costume and passing out candy. She got pictures of him, and one of them is very much like this image. It's been in a frame for years and it's too funny. Needless to say he hates it, but mom is proud of him for being a good sport, despite the resistance he had to being a cool dude in a bunny costume. The actual title of this image is "You call this a Halloween costume?" I forgot the "Halloween" , which would have made more sense, but otherwise it's perfect and it's off to my son. Like I mentioned yesterday, I don't normally give credence to Halloween, but the images are too stinkin' cute this year. I had to do cards, at least, plus of course we are armed with candy. Hope you like this, and if you need it quick, these are digi-stamps that can be purchased here. Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Fun

I have to say that I've had fun coloring my not-very-scary Halloween images this year. I decided to put them together in a Tri-fold card that I got the idea for from Flourishes here. I received the Basic Grey Halloween papers from Kelly of KLSnS and loved them, and I used 3 of them in this card. I put
my cute little Trick-or-Treat-ing ghost from MFT on the front of the card. He's supposed to be coming out from behind the tree so use your imagination please. I loved my images from C.C.Designs so Cow Emma is on the inside, as well as my adorable costumed-Tildas. My crazy cat from Mo's Digital Pencil is the finale. I tried to include a closer-up look of Cow Emma and Pumpkin Tilda. Aren't they the cutest! I normally don't get into Halloween, although strictly from the standpoint of kids getting to dress up, I love it. However, the paper already started today with it's warnings about times to let your kids go out and be sure you inspect their candy. When it comes down to that, I'm reminded of the evil that goes with it. I'm thankful our church has a big festival for the kids to come to and have a ball in costume. Anyway, I hope you like these little cuties. I'm really wanting to make and post so much more, but other demands have taken their toll lately. Maybe I can get back on a more regular schedule. Have a wonderful week-end and Happy Halloween. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Wedding

I wanted to share another card I got done. This is for our nephew's wedding which we will be attending this week-end while in Orlando. I decided that they probably would prefer something with a "natural" look to it instead of a fancy wedding card, so I used my Falling Leaves set from Flourishes. The sentiment and rings are from Flourishes Wedding Essentials set. The sentiment on the inside is from Gina K called With This Ring, and the Congratulations is an Inkadinkadoo stamp that I love. I stamped the various leaves in Fall SU colors, and then colored the one leaf and acorns with my copics. I mounted this on SU's Soft Suede - I really like that color! The ribbon and buckle are also from Flourishes. Well, yay!...I managed to post two cards. If I have internet access while I'm away I'll try to get around to see what y'all are doing. If not, I'll have to ooh and ahh when I return. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fight Like a Girl

I can't believe it's been almost a week since I posted to my blog. I hate that, but I guess there are too many things competing with my stamping life right now. I did manage to make these two projects to send to my niece. She has been very involved for several years in Walks for Life relays and I thought maybe she would like to share these with friends of hers. I made the bookmarks first and they were pretty simple. I backed them with Pink Pirouette DP. The card I made needed some brighter pinks with it so I used both Pixie and Passion Pink CS with it. They're all done with Flourishes "Think Pink-Fight Like a Girl" set. I really like that set and I hate that I didn't get to this sooner so I could send more cards out to my own friends. We leave tomorrow for Disney World (I know, life is tough), so I wanted to get this posted before I leave. I hope you are enjoying Fall, wherever you are. We finally got a taste of cooler weather and I'm loving it. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge #14

Welcome to our 14th Copic Creations Challenge. The theme for this one is "Black." I know that sounds strange, but I decided that it really was a great lesson and helpful to learn about coloring with various shades of greys to make black. Tilda's cap and gown are done in the warm grey tones, W2-W-7. Her socks and shoes are done in the cool grey tones, C-1, C-3 and darkened with C7. The warm tones have more of a brown look and the cool tones tend to have more of a blue look. The collar outline is done with a black multi-liner. I made my sentiment with my Just-Rite font and punched it with my Modern Label Punch. I would like to encourage you to join in on this one as it will broaden your coloring horizons to read the tutorials. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to take a look at what the rest of the design team did for this challenge...they've done an awesome job, as always.

Monday, October 12, 2009

First-Tooth Fairy

This card would qualify for the sketch for Mojo Monday if I had offset the image from the background. However, since I made the card first, that didn't happen so obviously I won't post it to the challenge. I did want to share it, though. I made it for my granddaughter because she lost her first tooth. Big memory! I used one of Mo's cute fairies for this. I colored her with my Copics and made my sentiment with the font from my Just-Rite stamper. I hope you're having a good start to your week. I think I'm finally on the mend because I'm starting to feel like stamping again. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to all who blog-hopped and left comments as we announced the Busy Beauties. As promised, there is one grand-prize winner who will be named on Carolyn's blog, and one runner-up for each blog represented in the BH. I'm happy to announce that Callie is the winner for my blog. Thank you for your comments, Callie. I have already sent this link to Carolyn so she can contact you for your prize. Congratulations and thanks to all of you for joining us. Hugs, and enjoy your day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Introducing Busy Beauties Digi-Stamps

Today is an exciting day for Carolyn of p.m.s.etc. and her friend Thomas as they launch their own line of digi-stamps illustrated by Thomas called Busy Beauties. It is an exciting day for me because I was privileged to be in on the big announcement with several of my own versions of these new images. It is an exciting day for you because I think you'll love these images and they are available to you today here. Carolyn wanted the introduction to include a blog hop, with a grand prize being all the digi-stamps, at the end on her blog for those who followed along and left comments on each blog. PLUS, one commenter will be picked from each blog to win a prize of 3 digi-stamps of their choice, so be sure you leave those comments. If you're on the blog-hop trail, you should be arriving here from Annita's blog, and you will go to Rachel's blog from here. Now, without further ado, I'd like to present to you four of these amazing Busy Beauties:

This little beauty is called "Here Comes the Bride", and no doubt Frankie finds her a true beauty:

This next beauty is called Strawberry Lolita.

The next is Bubbly Beauty, enjoying some time to pamper
herself with her Champaigne Bubble Bath.

Next is Back-to-School Beauty.

I don't want to make you read all that went into making my cards as I'm sure you want to get on to the next blog. However, I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. I thoroughly enjoyed working on these images, and I have another adorable one to share with you, but I decided to start with these four. There is yet another image that I did not get to work up yet, but I'm sure you'll see it, or have seen it, along the way. Enjoy your hopping and please join me in wishing Carolyn and Thomas well on their new venture.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Christmas on the Classy Side

On Saturday, World Card-Making Day, I wanted to make at least one card in honor of the day, but I got to make two. I'll share the first with you today. I love how this turned out, although it was somewhat slow coming together since I made it up as I went. I got the main idea from a post that Susan "Rainy" Roberts did awhile ago with SU's ornament stamp and punch. I combined stamps from 3 different sets to make this. The main ornament and sentiment are from PTI's 2008 Holiday Tags Collection, the top of the ornament is from Verve's Ornamental Christmas, the background is the Damask stamp from Flourishes. I embossed the Damask in black EP as well as the ornaments and then I punched the ornaments with my 1-3/4" circle punch - a perfect fit. The sentiment is embossed in gold and punched with SU's Modern Label Punch. The ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon store. All of this is on gold CS from SU. I used my MS punch for the "holly" and punched little red "berries" with my Crop-a-dile. They were a bit flat, so I added red half-pearls on top of them. My daughter thought the black ribbon confused things with the swirly background and thought something should go on top of the ribbon. The gold cord from SU was too yellow-gold, so I ended up cutting a thin strip of the gold CS and that seemed to work. I topped it all off with the fancy corners die cut for my Cuttlebug. The picture doesn't do justice to how rich it looks with all the embossing. It's a good thing I made these on Saturday because Sunday my cold seems to have turned into the flu. Since I'm laid up, I thought I'd at least try to post this. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge #13

Wow, I can't believe it's October 1st, and I can't believe we're on our 13th Copic Creations challenge. This one is sponsored by Christine Wooden at All That Scraps and the challenge is Pumpkins. The DT has outdone themselves with an adorable Fall and Halloween line-up for you. We all had a lot of fun with this one. I did the little puppy from CC Designs, and I chose this one because when my eldest was 7, I made him a Halloween costume that looked like this - white felt on black. This reminded me of that and so it was kind of special. I also used CC Design's tree and colored the moon. I used my Martha Stewart fence and bat punches. I picked up the cute background paper at JoAnn's and it's by Heidi Grace. The sentiment is from MFT's Trick or Treat with Who's That Girl. The Copic Colors I used are Y15, Y17, YR04, Black 100, N1. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll join us in this fun challenge. Have a wonderful beginning of the month.