Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mo's Challenge #145

Who Let  the Dogs Out?!

We did, of course! The theme of Mo's Challenge this week is "In the Dog House", so doing something having to do with dogs, using one of Mo's fantastic images, is your mission.
I've chosen to use "Guilty Rocco" for my card. I think we've all seen that contrite look an a dog's face before....."Did you do that? Bad doggie!"
I don't know what he's done, but he's begging for forgiveness!

I had fun making this card! I did some things I haven't done for quite some time...I used eyelets and an actual stamp! I stamped the fire hydrants, colored them with Copics,  and used Versa Mark and clear embossing powder to give them a shine.
Since I had no 'doggie' embellishments, I decided to  make a dog collar. I cut  a piece of CS the right size to fit an SU! ribbon buckle, ran it through a crimper, added some eyelets (I had to remember how to set them!), and was done. I'm pleased with the result.
  The brown paper that the DP is mounted on is a light-weight cardboard used to separate layers of cat food in a box. I liked the color and texture of it!

Inside: "Please forgive me!"

Images: "Guilty Rocco" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Fire hydrant stamp from The Doodle Factory, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Paper crimper, Mounting tape, Fine black marker, Tacky tape, Memento and Versa Mark ink pads, Clear embossing powder.

Papers: SU! Real Red, Neenah smooth white, Light-weight cardboard, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: SU! ribbon buckle, eyelets

Don't forget to visit the rest of the DT blogs for inspiration!
Can't wait to see your cards and projects this week! Just be sure to use one of Mo's images!

So glad you stopped by!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mo's Challenge #143

You Should be Dancing!

Mo's Challenge this week is "Singing and Dancing", and Mo has so many images that could be used!

I've used "Mary Tapping" on my card. I just love her exuberance! There is a newer version of her in Mo's shop.


I did something a little different with the image this time. It's a twist on the 'Out-of-the Box' technique. After printing and coloring the image, I cut her arms, legs, and skirt partially away from the panel. Then I used Nestibilities dies to cut an oval in the DP and to make a frame out of red CS. I placed the image panel behind the frame and brought the cut away parts through the opening so that she looks as though she's jumping out of the frame. I like the effect!

Images: "Mary Tapping" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment from SU!s Warm Words stamp

Tools: Copics, Fine black marker, Cuttlebug with Nestibilities ovals, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Daffodil, Real Red, Garden Green, Neenah smooth white, Bearly Mine Designs DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Lace, Flowers (WOC)

So get on your dancing shoes, use your best singing voice, and make a card or project using one of Mo's great images for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's store!

Start the music!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mo's Challenge #142

Another "Anything Goes"!

I think everyone loves an 'Anything Goes' challenge....I  know I do! It's fun to be able to let your creativity go where it wants to go without any restrictions.

I've used Mo's image based on the book, Anne of Green Gables. This card was made for one of our six coworkers who left school this June.

Image: "Prince Edward Island" from Mo's Digital Pencil 

Tools: Copics, Mounting tape,Nellie Snellin Rose Leaf embossing punch set. SU! Three Flower punch

Papers: SU! Garden Green, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Ruffled lace, Grosgrain ribbon, Doily, Brads

Hope you'll join us this week in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's shop!

I love your visits!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mo's Challenge #141


Straight From the Heart

Mo's Challenge this week is to make a card or project using one of her wonderful images and hearts. The hearts can be on the image, the papers, used as's your choice!

I've used her cute "To Grammy's" on my card. I just love her sweet little face! 

Cleaning out my stash the other day, I came across some paint sample strips that my son had given me years ago. I decided to punch flowers out of them. The graduated colors on the strips make pretty little color coordinated flowers!

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn Lattice die and Swiss Dot embossing folder, Nellie Snellen Rose Leaf embossing punch set, SU!s  3  flower punch, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Pirouette Pink, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Neenah smooth white CS, Paint strips

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Brads, Heart charm, Bead

Please check out the other team members' blogs to see their wonderful work, then make something pretty and join us in this Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's shop! 

I love it when you stop by! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mo's Challenge #140

The Men in Your Life!
Mo's Challenge this week is to make a masculine card.
I have always loved making cards for men, but haven't made many lately.  Mo drew this cute little guy quite a while ago when I requested an image of an old-fashioned newsboy, and I'm just getting around to using him now! I think he's just perfect for birthday cards!

Inside: "Someone is a year older! Happy Birthday!"

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

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Dauber, Creamy Caramel ink pad, Fiskar's border punch, Deckle edge rectangle die

Papers: SU! Kraft, Basic Black, Neenah smooth white,  Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye DP

Embellishments: Brads

This one uses one of the three images from  Mo's "Lazy Mutt"set.
I made it to give to our school janitor, who left at the end of this school year.

Images: "Lazy Mutt" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital Sentiment (Unknown source)

Tools: Copics, MS border punch, Black fine line marker

Papers: SU! Taken with Teal, Creamy Caramel, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Brads

 This one uses an image I found on the web. I use it only for cards I give to family and friends. This one went to a brother-in-law.

The inside says, " ...Another 'wrenching' reminder that you're getting older! Happy Birthday!"

Images: Digital image, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: MS border punch, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Burgundy,  Neenah smooth white, Paper Studio DP

Embellishments: Wooden buttons, Twine, Grosgrain ribbon, Wrench charm

So there you have it, some of my examples of cards for the men in your life. Grab one of Mo's fabulous masculine images and make a card or project to enter in Mo's Challenge this week.

 Glad you stopped in!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mos Challenge #139

Saturday, At the Park!

So many things go on at a park that I thought this would be a fun theme! I love Mo's animal images, so I chose "G-fa Giraffe" for my card. After all, a zoo is a zoological park!

This is one of several cards I had to make for co-workers who will be leaving us this year, six in all! You'll see others in the coming weeks.


Images: "G-fa Giraffe" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn Tropical Leaves dies, MS Zig-zag and Grass border punches, Asst. flower punches

Papers: SU! card stock, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Tropical leaf brad, Tiny brads

So many of  Mo's fabulous images will work for this challenge, and we're anxious to see what you'll come up with! Check out the rest of the DT if you need a little inspiration!

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mo's Challenge #138

Anything Goes with Mo's!

The theme for Mo's Challenge this week is wide open! Make any card or project using at least one of Mo's wonderful images and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate to her shop!

I've used her sweet "Spring Fairy Aleta" on my card. Isn't she cute?!

I got to play with some of my new toys. I recently bought a set of embossing folders, and one just happened to complement one of my new Memory Box border dies! 
Images: "Spring Fairy Aleta" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics,  Spica pens, Mounting tape, Glue dots, Cuttlebug with Sizzix embossing folder and Memory Box swirl die, Wire
Papers: SU! Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, Bazzil Lavender, Neenah smooth white
Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Beads, Wing charm, Heart charm, Rhinestones, Stickles
Check out the other members of the DT to see what great things they've done this week, then enter your own creation in this week's challenge!

So glad you stopped by!