Sunday, May 29, 2011

Kick Back and Relax

Just a quick post to share with you on this busy Memorial Day week-end. My second oldest grandchild turned 15 yesterday. My goodness, where have the years gone?! He lives in the rather warm state of Arizona, so thought I'd suggest a "cool" suggestion for him to celebrate his birthday. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, the papers are Stella and Rose-"Hattie" again (you'll probably be seeing a lot more of these) and the sentiment is from Flourishes "A Man's View." I used my glossy effects for the water in the pool. I hope you are having a wonderful week-end. My heartfelt gratitude goes to all of our men and women who do serve and have served in our armed forces to keep this nation free and our flag flying high. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Waltzingmouse

It's WM's 2nd anniversary, and to celebrate, Claire is offering a HUGE grand prize for one lucky winner from those who post an entry using one of her templates. I tried my hand at one of the teacups and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I love this little template...there are so many possibilities for making these. I used my Gold Sharpie Poster Paint pen to do the edges. I'm going to get this in before the submissions close and wish Waltzingmouse a Happy Anniversary. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here Comes Summer

Today's post is for Mo's DP2 Challenge blog and the theme is "Summer." Their DT has some awesome entries and makes me want to acquire several more images as I dream of the good 'ol summertime. I colored this adorable little giggling girl with my Copics but wanted to incorporate my yummy new Jillibean Soup, "Blossom Soup" papers, so I fashioned her skirt out of the happy flower print. I started out just giving her shiny red shoes and then decided the cherries needed some popping up and showing off with my Glossy Accents as well. Summer fruits are definitely one of the highlights of summer, are they not? The sentiments are from Flourishes "Peaches and Cherries," and the cherries along the side are from SU's "Tart and Tangy." Be sure to check out the entries for this challenge - they will put a smile on your face. Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful May day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Whatcha Readin'?

Read any good books lately? This image is called "Moody for Reading", and she's one of the many super images available at PMS (Paper Makeup Stamps-our own Katie Cotton) who just happens to be our sponsor for this particular Copic Creations Challenge. The sentiment at the bottom is also from PMS and I thought it was quite appropriate to go with the image. The challenge this time is Coloring with Yellows. I mainly used YR21,23,24, but also used Y15,17 and Y000,02 (for the hair.) I am still in love with these papers from Stella & Rose- "Hattie" & "Gertie"(My Mind's Eye) and I'm trying to feature several of them with each image. I had to order more - I'm really hooked. Hope you can join us for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nurse Teddy Bea

Just a quick post before leaving to visit family. I made this card for my dear friend Linda. She may have made a few of these to give to her nurse-buddies, but she certainly deserved one of her own. This is Nurse Teddy Bea and I'm once again using the Stella & Rose "Gertie" papers (My Mind's Eye) that I'm so in love with, along with stamping a faint plaid pattern on my CS - another technique I'm in love with. I colored her with Copics, of course. Happy Nurses' Week, Linda! I was excited to learn I was featured in the LMM Spotlight, so I had to show off my blinkie. Off to exercise and hit the road. Many thanks for stopping by my little korner. Be back Sunday with another Copic Challenge.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


This is Cinnamon, and she was colored up for the current Little Miss Muffet challenge, which is to use die cuts and/or punches. I have no less than 5 die cuts and 1 punch on this card. I used my Spellbinders Labels 14 and 10 plus a decorative butterfly corner from Spellbinders Decorative Frames. The sentiment is punched with my SU Word Window punch. Last week I received a pack of papers called Jilli Bean Soup/Blossom Soup. They looked like papers I was going to love so I ordered 2 paks and I'm so glad I did. I have to say that I love coloring the LMM images. They're just so cute and not too busy. I hope you're having lovely weather wherever you are. Enjoy your day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Best Friends

This little guy and his puppy are joining the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog, and the challenge this week is Monochromatic. I colored this using my Copics, E40,41,42,43,44,47,&49, (oh, and E00,01 & 02 for the skin-tones). I had fun coloring this - I could spend hours coloring with my Copics, but alas, reality calls and I have to return to it. Mo's is having a Guest Designer call, so be sure to check out the challenge blog if you're interested. Their DT did some amazing cards so take a look and get inspired. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

WM Sketch Challenge

I am participating in another WM sketch challenge. I'm using papers from my new "My Mind's Eye-Stella & Rose Collection." I used the Very Vintage Labels #10 set again (I know I'm going to use this set a lot) with a sentiment from SU's "Refuge and Strength". The flowers are die cut from PTI's Beautiful Blooms II die cuts out of their yummy wool felt. The scallop along the border is also PTI's Large Scallop Border die cut. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week-end and a Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day on my Workdesk

I told you that I'm enjoying a new love-affair with WMS (Waltzingmouse Stamps) so I have more to share with you. I couldn't wait to try making my own plaids with my new WM "Pic-Nic Patterns" set, so I came up with a Mother's Day card that I'm really quite pleased with. It also uses "Very Vintage Labels #10" which I am loving as well. I included hearts from my SU heart punch, ribbon from PTI, a sentiment from Flourishes "Spring Bouquet" and the children playing are also from Flourishes "Kids at Play" set. My inks are So Saffron, Marina Mist and Soft Suede, all from SU! My workdesk shows the elements prepared for assembly, so I'm going to link to the What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday post. I've already mailed out 3 of the 5 cards I made. Bethany, on the outside chance that you actually look at this post, Happy Mother's Day! -early. Thanks for stopping by. I should have another challenge post for you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Go Nuts"

My goodness, it's May 1 already. Didn't we just get through the Christmas holidays a short time ago? It's also time for another Copic Challenge, and this one is one that will probably stretch you. It did me, but that's why it's called a CHALLENGE. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?! Our sponsor is LOTV (Lili of the Valley) and the challenge is creating clouds. Mary has posted some great tutorials on the Copic site so be sure to check them out and then give it a try. My image is called "Little Acorn", and I chose this one immediately because my 2-year-old grandson has been going around singing the "I'm a nut.." song. I decided this would have to be his birthday card for his 3rd birthday in June. The balloons are carrying away the little fella in his acorn so it worked out nicely to feature the sky challenge. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I was glad I had it to put with this card. Be sure to check out what the rest of our talented DT has come up with, and please note that we welcome a new DT member, Cheryl Valadez. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely beginning to the month of May.