Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lots of Cards!

Assorted Greetings!

I've made a lot of cards over the past few weeks that I never got around to posting, so here are a few using Mo's images.


This was for one of my daughter's friends who is very ill. We thought she could use a laugh!
Inside: "An onion a day will take care of everyone else!"

 Images: "Bite?" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Silver Spica pen,  White gel pen, Exacto knife, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! River Rock and Night of Navy,  Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Red lace, Heart pin with beads

I cut some of the elements in the DP partially free and slid the image panel under them. I also cut out some of the leaves and flowers and used them to embellish the panel.


 This was for the 11th birthday of one of our grandsons.

Inside: "Here's your ticket for an awesome day!"

Images: "Skateboard Schoolboy" from Mo's Digital Pencil,  Digital sentiments

Tools: Copics, MS zig-zag border punch

Papers:  SU! Bayou Blue and Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Screw brads, Baker's twine

I made this one for our school nurse who is recovering from back surgery.

Images: "Nurse" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment stamp from Hero Arts

Tools:  Cuttlebug with Hear dies, and Die-namics  border die, Paper crimper

Papers: SU! Really Red, Brocade Blue, Going Gray, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Nurse's hat and Stethoscope brads, Rose
A couple using vintage images from Digital 2 for Tuesday


Two using floral images.

This lily of the valley image from Fred She Said was colored using Prismacolor pencils on SU! Kraft CS

This vase of roses was done with Copic markers.

That's it for now. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mo's Challenge #106

I Love Holidays!

The theme I've chosen for my last week as hostess is "Any Holiday!"  With so many holidays around this time of year, I didn't want to limit anyone's choices. There's Kwanza, Chanukah, Halloween, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and  New Year...and those are just the U.S. celebrations!
So pick a holiday and one of Mo's great images, and join us in Mo's Challenge this week!

I chose Mo's "Imperfection" for my card. I just love the look on her face! I think most of us have had that experience at least once!

Inside: "Any meal shared with loved ones is a perfect meal! Happy Thanksgiving!"

Images: "Imperfection" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, MS Border punch, Mounting tape, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Sponge dauber, Ink pad, Multi-liner pen

Papers: SU! Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Neenah smooth white, Cosmo Cricket DP

Embellishments, Doily, Flowers, Grosgrain ribbon, Utensil brads

So pick a Mo image and come celebrate the good times with us in Mo's Challenge!
We'll be waiting!

Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mo's Challenge #105

One of My Favorites!

I'm hostess again this week and chose what I thought would be an easy challenge for you! All you have to do is pick your  favorite image of Mo's and make a card or project that also includes a sentiment.
At least, I thought it would be easy, but who can pick a favorite out of all those wonderful images?! I ended up using one of the very first images I purchased when I discovered Mo's images over two years ago. 

This one and "Mumu"  dancing were among the images that first brought Mo's fantastic art to my attention! They were so full of life and emotion, they were just irresistible!

Images: "Soaking up the Joy" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital circle sentiment (unknown source)

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Nesties, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Mounting tape, Distressing tool

Papers: SU! Peach Parfait, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Prima flowers, Brads, Ruffled lace, Beads, Joy charm

Try to choose a favorite from your  Mo's images and join us in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a new favorite!

It's always nice when you stop by!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mo's Challenge #104

Sweet Leilani

I'm hostessing the challenge again this week, and I thought it would be fun to use a song for inspiration. We all have songs that remind us of places we've been,  people we love, or  those tunes that make us feel happy or nostalgic. 
Several songs came to mind for me, but I settled on "Sweet Leilani" because my husband was born in Hawaii, and I just love visiting the Islands. In fact, we are going again when school gets out in June with two of our children, their spouses and all of our grandchildren! It will be my third visit, and I can hardly wait!

I've used "Pineapple Girl" which is one from Mo's series of little girls with different fruits. They are all just adorable! 
The seed pods in the picture were some we picked up on the beautiful Hawaiian beaches during our last visit.

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor Pencil, Cricut machine, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Soft Shadow,  Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Garden Green  CS, Neenah smooth white, Textured DP from stash, Corrugated cardboard

Embellishments: Magic Mesh, Prima flowers, Flower brad

So now it's your turn to  make a card or project that is inspired by a favorite song using one of Mo's images, and join us in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win one of her wonderful images to add to your collection!

So happy you visited! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 103

Patch Things Up!

I'm hostess for Mo's Challenges this month, and for this week I've chosen the theme of "Patchwork."
You can use one of Mo's images that contain a quilt, quilt-patterned designer paper, or, as I have done, make a patchwork quilt background for your image panel. 

I love crazy quilt backgrounds because I get to use up some of my ever-growing stash of DP scraps!
It's very easy to do, and you don't have to be very fussy with it. I cut a piece of computer paper the size that I want the patchwork to be,  pick out several scraps of DP patterns that go well together, then glue the papers down, overlapping the edges and making sure to cover the computer paper completely.  Don't worry about going beyond the edges of the base paper, because that gets trimmed before it's mounted on the card front. I like to machine stitch the design before mounting it, but you could use faux stitching, piercing, or leave it as is.
 I hope you'll give it a really is fun!

Images: "Birthday Fairy Lee" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital ticket sentiment (unknown source)

Tools: Copics, Spica pens, Mounting tape, Sewing machine, Glue dots, Wire, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink, Neenah smooth white, Scraps of assorted DPs

Embellishments: Assorted buttons (Some are from old nightgowns!), Beads, 'Love' charm, Satin ribbon

Another Example

Image: Baby from the set "The Diaper Crew" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Oval Nesties and Marianne swirl die, Sewing machine

Papers: SU! Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue, Neenah smooth white, Assorted scraps of DP

Embellishments: Ribbon roses, Satin ribbon, Brad, Truck charm, Pearl cabochons

So glad you dropped by!