Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 128

Be Inspired!

This week you have a choice for Mo's Challenge! You can use a lovely photo for inspiration or let your creativity run wild with "Anything Goes'.

I chose to use the picture as inspiration. I loved the colors!

Images: "Married" from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! "Warm Words" stamp

Tools: Cuttlebug with embossing folder, Mounting tape, Glue Dots, Nellie Snellen Leaf embossing punch set

Papers: SU! Melon Mambo, Yellow (unknown), Gable Green, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Assorted flowers, Pearl cabochons

Sorry the picture is so tiny. It becomes very pixilated when I enlarge it.

So, exercise your options, and make something wonderful to enter Mo's Challenge this week.
We'll be waiting to see what you'll do!
Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mo's Challenge #127

Bling It On!
We are asking that you  use some bling on your card or project this week for Mo's Challenge. I've used one of Mo's sweet angels for my card, along with a lot of gold accents. I like this card except for the coloring of the puppy. I think the black spots throw the whole  thing off, but I had no time to make another, and I'm sure the recipient won't care!

Images: "Angel With Puppy" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Spica pen, Versa Mark pad, Gold EP, Heat gun, Oval punches, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Marianne swirl die, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Gold metallic CS, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Flower from WOC

So that's your challenge for this week. Use as much or as little glitz on your card or project as you like, along with one of Mo's great images for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!
Good luck!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 126

Buttons and Bows!

That's the challenge for you in Mo's Challenge this week . Pretty easy, don't you think?!
Almost every card I make has a bow on it, so it's not too difficult to add a few buttons!

I've used Mo's cute "Spit Happens" for this card. This is such a sweet image...perfect for cards
 for baby boys or girls, depending on how you color it and the papers and embellishments you use!  It's always good to have a few baby cards on hand.
I save every ribbon scrap when I make bows. They can be used with brads to make
these pretty embellishments!

Image: "Spit Happens" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics

Papers: SU! Tempting Turquoise and Gable Green, Neenah smooth white, Paper Studio DP

Embellishments: Buttons, Grosgrain ribbon, Tiny button brads

So make something wonderful using one of Mo's images and buttons and bows and  join us in Mo's Challenge this week!

 Good luck! 


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 125

Try Something New!

Well, I certainly did do something new! I've been eying  'book cards' for quite some time now.  I loved them, but it seemed as if they'd be so difficult! Thanks to our new Design Team member, Tracy MacDonald, and her wonderfully clear instructions, I decided to give it a try! You can find her tutorial HERE!
  I'll definitely be making more of these fun books!

Be patient with me, I have a lot of pictures to show you!

 The crazy, bright color scheme was taken right from the Paper Studio DP. This 'book' is an Easter gift for our granddaughter, and she'll love the colors!

This is the inside view. I added the corner trim to finish it off neatly. I also closed mine differently, using  Basic Grey  magnets. I tucked a matching bookmark (using  ribbon of all the different colors) into the strap. I'll be putting a sentiment on a Nesties label and attaching it inside the compartment.  I'll also put in a gift card and some candy.

This view shows the shine of the Spica glitter pens I used on this sweet little fairy. 

Another close-up!

A final view of the back binding.

This was a lot of fun, and I hope you'll visit Tracy's blog and give it a try! There are several steps, but none are too difficult or tricky. Really, the hardest thing about this was photographing and blogging it!

Image: Teen Fairy Pia from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Spica glitter pens, Sewing machine, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, SU! Tag punch, ScorPal

Papers: SU! Calypso Coral, Bazzill textured green and lavender, Neenah smooth white, Paper Studio DP

Embellishments: Prima and WOC flowers, Pearl cabochons, Button

Now you go ahead and try something new using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil and enter it in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a gift certificate! Mo gives out one certificate for every fifty entries, so tell all your friends to enter, too!

I'm always thrilled when you visit!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mo's Challenge #124

Sketch or Anything Goes!

This week we have the choice of following a sketch or doing anything we like! I almost  always choose to do what I like, but I was inspired by the symmetry of Iulia's (our hostess this week) sketch.

I think this image is adorable! It reminds me of our oldest daughter when she was little. She was a climber!  She would keep trying until she'd mastered it, then keep getting down and back up again until she felt comfortable with her accomplishment. It was fun to watch such determination!

The little clusters of punched flowers and leaves were inspired by the patterned paper. I really like the effect!
I didn't  realize that  the center on one of the red flowers had fallen off until after I'd edited the photo. I'll fix it before putting it out for sale.

Images: "Big Chair" (also available in a boy version) from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from Ginger's House

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Assorted mini punches, Mounting tape, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Blushing Bride and Real Red, Neenah smooth white, and SU! "Twitterpated" DP

Here's Iulia's great sketch, if you decide to use it.

Iulia's Sketch

Enter your creation in this week's Mo's Challenge using one of Mo's wonderful images for a chance to win! Mo gives out one gift certificate for every fifty entries!

This card uses another designer paper from SU! called "Everyday Enchantment".  I got a 6"x6" sample of each paper in the collection from a friend who's an SU! demonstrator. I liked it so much that I got the digital version as a Sale-a-bration  reward! This one reminds me of wallpaper from the 20's or 30's. And, no, I wasn't around then!

Image: Vintage from Digital Two for Tuesday

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Nesties, Wire, Mounting tape, Sookwang tape, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Cool Caribbean and Kraft, Neenah smooth white, SU! DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbons, Cotton lace, Beads, Butterfly bead, Flowers

I always love it when you drop by!