Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 132

Favorite Color Combination

That's Mo's Challenge for this week....use your favorite colors on your card or project using one of Mo's fantastic images!

I used  one of my many favorite combinations...shades of pinks and greens! I also love red and brown, blue and yellow, and  orange, pink and yellow, and the list goes on! When it comes down to it, I just love color! That's probably one of the main reasons I love paper crafting!

Tools: Copics, Sewing machine, Mounting tape, Glue dots
Papers: SU! Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Vanilla, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP 
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Beads, Charm, Heart brad, Daisy trim

I'm into babies at the moment! Our newest granddaughter was born at 3:06 AM on Tuesday ! We were able to see her just minutes later when we joined our youngest son and his wife in the delivery room. 
Here is a picture of the new family.

Her name is Maleah Keegan. Her first name is a variation of a Hawaiian name in honor of my husband, who was born on Oahu. Her middle name,  Keegan, was the name of my son and daughter-in-law's dear friend, best man at their wedding, and the one who introduced them four years ago, who died tragically at the age of 32 from  complications of  chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He will always be in their hearts.

I hope you'll join us this week and enter Mo's Challenge using one of Mo's images and your favorite colors on a card or project. We'll be looking forward to seeing what you create!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 131

Stop and Smell the Flowers!

Mo's Challenge this week is to use flowers on your cards or projects. That's hardly a challenge at all! You can use ready-made flowers or use your creativity and make your own.

The inside says, "...for all the joys of a new baby girl? Well, ready or not, here she comes!"

 My half-fold card uses Mo's cute new image, "buskettie". What a sweet image, and one I think all parents can relate to!

I made this to give to our youngest son and his wife for their baby shower this past Sunday. The baby is due on April 30th, but it looks as if she may come early!
 I chose to make it in the colors of the adorable  nursery they've prepared for her. It's all in pink and brown polka dots with a subtle giraffe theme.

Here's the cake I ordered from a wonderful bakery in a nearby town. It was four layers of white cake with a raspberry filling and butter-cream frosting. Delicious!

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

Tools: Copic markers, Cuttlebug with  Memory box swirl border die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Mounting tape, Sticky tape

Papers: SU! Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Neenah smooth white, SU! textured DP, Unknown polka dot DP

Embellishments: Prima daisies with SU! corduroy brads, WOC flowers

I hope you have fun with this challenge! We're anxious to see what you'll come up with!
Enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mo's Challenge #130

Seeing Spots!

What fun! This was such an easy challenge because the spots can be anywhere;  ribbon, papers, flowers, images, or background! Go wild and have spots on everything!

My card has spotted DP, a spotted background treatment, and spotted stockings on the fun image.
The red ruffle was made from some shiny paper that came wrapped around a bouquet of flowers that my husband gave me. It was such a pretty color that I couldn't throw it away before trying to use it for something! I sewed it with the machine using a basting stitch, gathered it and sewed it behind the image panel.  
 We have a new DT member, Barb Hardeman! I was remiss in not mentioning her last week.
Please check out what she and the other Team Members  have to inspire you with!
Images: "A Big Whoop!" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital Sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn border die and Quikcutz swirl die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Sewing machine

Papers: SU! Cool Caribbean and Certainly Celery, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP!

Embellishments: Assorted flowers from WOC, Pearl cabochons

So grab an image from Mo and have some fun with spots in Mo's Challenge this week!

We'll be waiting to see what you do!

More Spots!

I recently bought a few digital images from A Day For Daisies, and this is the first card I've made with them.
I used a gel pen to make the dotted Swiss pattern on the girls hat and dress. The cloud in the background was the result of a splotchy Copic marker! I had to cover the mess with opaque white marker and decided to turn it into a cloud! I swear that there isn't much you can't fix when you're making a card!

I continued the scallop theme from the trees by cutting out a frame with a scalloped Nestie, and trimmed the DP along the scalloped design as a border along the top. Even the rose petals have scalloped edges!

Image: "Magical Wood, Margaret Evans Price Style" from ADFD

Tools: Copics, Opaque white marker, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Nestie, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set,, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Neenah smooth white, SU! and My Mind's Eye DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain Ribbon, Flowers from Prima and WOC

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

An Assortment

Keeping Busy!

I've had time recently to make a few cards with some of my digital images that aren't Mo's. I never get tired of working with her designs, but it's good to branch out once in a while.

So Sassy!

This first card uses one of Sassy Cheryl's little girls. I've always thought this one was cute, so when Cheryl had a sale recently, I grabbed this one and a few others.

My team mate, Dorcas, makes a lot of 'patchwork' backgrounds for her cards, and I love the look. I also love using up scraps of my DP, although my pile never seems to decrease by much! I can't imagine what it does behind my back!

I think Cheryl's fun designs are all a little wonky, so I did a bit of wonky stitching to go along with the look. I found it's not as easy as it seems to get it right. I need more practice!

Images: "That's One Big Flower!" from Sassy Cheryl's, Sentiment stamp by PrintWorks

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Sewing Machine, Tacky Tape

Papers: SU! Poppy Parade, Summer Sun, Neenah smooth white, Assorted DP

Embellishments: Gingham ribbon, Daisy trim, Silk leaves


Vine Wreaths

These two cards use  a very pretty image from Nana Vic called "Tweet Wreath".  It's a good design for all kinds of cards for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and even sympathy! I did a lot of fussy cutting on these, but I like the look.

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mo's Challenge #129

Your Choice!

For Mo's Challenge this week our hostess, Iulia, has given us the choice between following a great sketch or doing whatever catches our fancy. I thought the sketch was great, so that's what inspired my card this week.

Our 46th anniversary is coming up in May, so I made a card for my husband. This couple could be us! He's tall and thin, and I'm.....well....not! We'll leave it at that! LOL!
After our very first date, I told my mother that I was going to marry him. She asked me if he knew it yet, and I told her, "No, but he will!"
The poor guy never had a chance! A little over a year later we were married in a little brown church not far from where we live now. He's the best thing that ever happened to me, and I think he likes me a little, too!

I love his sparkling blue eyes!

Here's the sketch, if you choose to use it for inspiration.

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Sizzix embossing  folder, Mounting tape, Tacky Tape, Distressing tool, SU! Creamy Caramel ink pad

Papers: SU! Poppy Parade, Close to Cocoa, Neenah smooth white, My Mind's Eye Stella DP
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Natural cotton lace, Wooden button, Baker's twine

Please join us this week! Make something wonderful using one of Mo's fantastic images and enter for the chance to win a gift certificate to her shop. She gives one certificate for every fifty entries, so tell your friends, too!

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