Friday, December 8, 2017

Apple of my Eye!

Hellooooo!! It's almost the end of 2017! I can hardly believe it!! Christmas cards? Well, I have done a total of NONE so far!!! I've been busy traveling and caring for our two new puppies! I'm one busy puppy mama!! But . . . here's a sweet little card I put together for my beautiful daughter, Amy!! She celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago!! She's married with nearly grown children of her own . . . but she will always be my baby girl!!

This fun image is called "Apple" and is available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a close-up . . .

 And a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock, DPs, and twine: My stash
 Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And an "artsy fartsy" angled view . . .

Be sure to check out ALL of Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing
*Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges (Facebook) HERE for monthly challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New "Image Showcase" Challenge at Mo's

Happy September everybody!!! It's time for a fun new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges over on Facebook!! HERE is the link!! It's so cool . . . this is our second challenge . . . our last one (Sketch Challenge) was hugely successful!! Remember . . . Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog "archives" are still available for inspiration! Plus, you'll find daily inspiration on Mo's Dream Team Blog! (Scroll down for more Mo links!)

My clever "Teamie" Lou came up with another fun idea! This month's challenge is an "Image Showcase" Challenge . . . featuring the totally adorable "Life is Like a Balloon" image!! This challenge will run from September 7 - October 2, 2017!


As incentive to participate, Mo is offering a 30% discount on "Life is Like a Balloon" . . . until October 1st!! Check it out HERE . . .

Once again I decided to pull out my pencils and Kraft paper!! 
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Kraft paper
Cardstock: So Saffron Stampin' Up
DPs: "Fine & Dandy" by My Minds Eye
Corner die: Whimsy Stamps
Rhinestones: My stash
Caran d'Ache, Faber Castell, & Prismacolor Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And one last "angled" view . . .
Be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration
*Challenge Blog HERE for "archived" Challenge Inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing
*Mo's Little Facebook Challenges HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Sketch" Challenge at Mo's

Have you had a chance to check out Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges over on Facebook? HERE is the link!! It's so cool . . . and we're crazy excited to be bringing Mo's fans regular challenges over there! The DP2 Challenge Blog "archives" are still available for inspiration! Plus, you'll find daily inspiration on Mo's Dream Team Blog! (Scroll down for more Mo links!)

My talented and super sweet "Teamie" Lou came up with the coolest sketch for this month's challenge!! Check it out . . .

I decided to create a card using one of Mo's incredibly adorable new images called "Sassy"! You can find her HERE in Mo's online store! Not only is the image completely adorable . . . it comes with three super fun sentiments!
I decided to do some pencil coloring on Kraft paper! I'd forgotten how relaxing and fun pencil coloring can be!! Here's a close-up of the image . . . 
And a side view . . . (You can get a glimpse of the inside, which I kept simple . . . and added a pocket for gift cards!) . . . 
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Kraft paper
Cardstock: Pear Pizazz by Stampin' Up
DPs: "This & That" by Echo Park
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Caran d'Ache, Faber Castell, & Prismacolor Pencils

And one last "angled" view . . .
Be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration
*Challenge Blog HERE for "archived" Challenge Inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing
*Mo's Little Facebook Challenges HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mo's "Surprise Birthday" BLOG HOP!!

Hey there, friends!! Welcome to my little corner of Blogland . . . AND welcome to Mo's "Dream Team" BLOG HOP! This is a very special Blog Hop because we're celebrating Mo Manning's upcoming birthday. (I'm guessing she's 29 . . . again! hehe!!) So, since Mo has no idea we're doing this, our theme this month is . . .

Birthday Surprise!

Now . . . if you've arrived here from my very talented DT sister Franz, then you're in the right place. But, in case you hopped into the middle or get lost along the way . . . here's this month's Blog Hop order . . . 

Debby, Lou, Julie, RosetteKalyElin, OlesyaGaynor, NelaAnneke, Daria, Gretha, Franzand Pat (that's me!)

And here's my newest Mo creation! Happy Birthday, Mo!!!
By now you've probably already figured out that my Dream Team sisters and I are all using the same adorable "Look Ma" image. That's because several months ago I asked Mo which of her many, many gorgeous digi images was her favorite! Her answer . . . "Look Ma" . . . which is available HERE in Mo's online store! There's also a "girl version" of this image available HERE. As always, something for everybody!!

Here's a close-up . . .

A side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
DPs: "Just Chillin'" by Making Memories 
Cardstock, ribbon, & sentiments: Stampin' Up
Caran d'Ache colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . . 

And one last, sort of "artsy" view . . .
Be sure you've been leaving comments along the way . . . AND on Mo's Dream Team Blog at the end of the hop. . . because there are THREE $5.00 gift vouchers for Mo's online store up for grabs! (Winners will be selected at random from participants' comments!)

Okey dokey . . . your last stop along the way is 
Mo's Dream Team Blog where you'll want to wish Mo the happiest of birthdays!!!

And that's it for me!! Thanks so much for "hopping" by! I hope you had fun with today's "Surprise Birthday" Blog Hop! See you soon!! xo

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Whoopeeeeeeee!

Happy June!!! Are ya ready for another fun "Anything Goes" challenge over at Mo's Challenge Blog? For this challenge, I created another birthday card . . . this one's for my sweet "baby" sister who turns 59 this year! She's such a young whipper snapper!
This fun image is called "Whoopee" and is available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a peek at the little tag . . .

 And a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock, DPs, and ribbon: Stampin' Up
Sentiments: Stampin' Up
"Whoopee" sentiment came with image
Die: Memory Box
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
 Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And an angled view . . .
Be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,

Monday, May 8, 2017

Video "Birthday" Boy

It's May and we're excited about some new changes coming!! The first cool thing is that Mo has just created a super fun new Facebook Page! There will be little exercises and challenges . . . and fun activities! PLUS . . . this is where our Monthly DP2 Challenge participants will be posting their challenge entries!! Check it out HERE.
So, since we have a DP2 challenge running over at Mo's Challenge Blog, I thought I'd add another card!! This one is for my son-in-law's birthday . . . I used the very versatile "Video Boy" available HERE in Mo's online store! And, since I'm away from my well-stocked studio hanging with our very cool grandkids in Arizona, I've created something relatively simple . . . and I've taken this pic with my cell phone! aacck!
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs & embellishments: My stash
Copics & Prismacolor Pencils

Be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing
*Mo's Little Facebook Challenges HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Superduper Boy

I can't believe it's May already!! But . . . Yayyy! That means it's time for another fun "Anything Goes" challenge at Mo's Challenge Blog! For this challenge, I created a birthday card for our youngest grandson, Henry! He's celebrating his third birthday!!
This cute image is called "Superduper Boy" and is available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a close-up . . .
 And a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: Liberty Collection by Bo Bunny
Sentiments: Stampin' Up
 Banner die: LaLa Land
Wobble Spring
Twine & charm: My stash
Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And an angled view . . .
Be sure to check out Mo's sites . . .
* Dream Team Blog HERE for daily inspiration & a Monthly Blog Hop
*Challenge Blog HERE for fun "anything goes" Monthly Challenges
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE for contests, sneak peeks, & sharing

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs,