Friday, September 30, 2016

Zoey . . . So Worth the Wait!

Oh, oh, oh . . . I'm crazy excited!! I'm getting a new "baby"!! Her name is Zoey . . . and I wanted to make a special "Thank You" card for Janet, the most fabulous (and patient) breeder! Well, I asked Mo Manning if she could create a new image with a little Yorkie . . . and SHE DID! Thanks Mo! You ROCK!!

This card features one of Mo Manning's newest digi images called "Pumpkin Spice Yorkie"! This sweetie is available HERE in Mo's online store! And the cool thing is, for one price, you get TWO images - this one, and one with a plain cup! Talk about versatile!!

Here's a pic of my sweet baby girl . . .

Precious, right? And here's a close-up of my colored image . . .

And a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Kraft Paper, twine, & pearls: My stash
Very Vanilla Cardstock and sentiment stamps: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Country Lady" by Mary Fran for LOTV
Corner die: Whimsy Stamps
Roses & leaves: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And one more . . .
Please 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 . . . and for your sweet comments! See you soon!! Hugs,


Friday, September 16, 2016

Tilli Gnome . . .

Hey friends! Welcome back to my little corner of Blogland!! I have a new card to share with you today! I made this one for my sister, Dee! She's 6 years younger than I am . . . and she drove me CRAAAZY when we were kids! LOL! But now that we're both older and wiser, I want her to know that she is just so special to me!
This is a new favorite of Mo Manning's images! This cutie is called "Tilli Gnome" and she's available HERE in Mo's online store!

Here's a close-up . . .

Surprise! It's a twisted easel card!! I love, love, LOVE making these!
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock & sentiment stamps: Stampin' Up
DPs:  by Graphic 45 
Lacey Pumpkin corner die: Cheery Lynn Designs
Tiny corner die: Whimsy Stamps
Fence die: Magnolia
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics & Colored Pencils
Extra Fine Sharpie "Poster Paint" marker for polka dots

And one more view . . .

Please 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, September 5, 2016

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Ho ho ho!! Listening to Christmas songs . . . and making Christmas cards!! So . . . ta daaaaa . . . here's my very first Christmas Card for 2016! (Actually, I could've sworn I had made one earlier this year, but I can't find it! LOL!)

This sweet little Mo Manning image is called "A Good Book" and is available HERE in Mo's online store! I paper pieced the chair, ottoman, & lampshade!! Here's a close-up . . .

I also distressed the edges then inked them with "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up & Kraft cardstock
DPs, twine, bells, & "pearls": My stash
Front sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Inside sentiment: Crafty Impressions
Copics & Colored Pencils

A look at the inside . . . 

And one more . . .
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 for popping in! I'll be back soon!! Ho Ho Hugs,

Thursday, September 1, 2016

How to be a Wizard

Happy September, sweet friends!! It's time for another fabulous "Anything Goes" challenge at Mo's Challenge Blog! So . . . here's what I've been up to!!

This adorable image by Mo Manning is called "how to be a Wizard" and is available HERE in Mo's online store! Mo also has female and ethnic versions . . . perfect for the little "Wizard wannabee" in your life!! I made this one for our 12 year-old grandson, Brody, who is just getting into reading the Harry Potter series! Here's a close-up . . .

And a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Night of Navy & Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
DPs & rhinestones: My stash
Front sentiment: Stamping Bella
Star dies: Die-namics "Lucky Stars"
Sentiment: Computer generated quote by Harry Potter
Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . . 

And just one more . . .
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,


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Oops!

Happy August, friends!! It's time for another fabulous "Anything Goes" challenge at Mo's Challenge Blog . . . and, since I'm away from my studio hanging with our very cool grandkids in Arizona, I've created something very Clean & Simple . . . and I've taken this pic with my cell phone! aacck!


This adorable image is brand new one by Mo Manning called "Say it Ain't So." This cutie is available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a close-up . . .

My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Grandma's Pantry" by Mary Fran for Nitwits, 
Sentiment: Coputer generated
Copics & Colored 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

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Spit Happens . . .

Happy July, friends!! It's time for another super fun "Anything Goes" challenge at Mo's Challenge Blog . . . and here's what I've been working on . . . .
This adorable image is called "Spit Happens" and is available HERE in Mo Manning's online store!

Here's a close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs, sentiment stamps, & pearls: My stash
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Celtic Coved Square Stacker Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs
Front "circle" sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And finally, a sort of "artsy" 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,

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mo's Dream Team BLOG HOP!

Hellooooo . . . and happy Thursday! I'm super excited to be joining in this month's BLOG HOP with my fellow "Mo's Dream Team" sisters!! Our theme this month (chosen by our very own lovely Anneke) is . . .

BABIES!
Now . . . if you've arrived here from the very sweet and talented Alice, then you're in the right place. But, in case you hopped into the middle or got lost along the way . . . here's this month's Blog Hop order . . . 

 LouHellenAlice and Pat (that's me!)

So . . . here's my "baby" card . . .

I've used the totally adorable "Beach Baby" available HERE in Mo's online store! Here's a close-up of this cutie . . . 
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock & twine: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Barefoot & Bliss" by Bo Bunny
Celtic Coved Square die: Cheery Lynn Designs
Frilly Circle die: Memory Box
Buttons: My stash
Copics & 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 two $5.00 gift vouchers for Mo's online store up for grabs! (Winners will be selected at random from participating Dream Team Designers' Blogs!)

Okey dokey . . . your last stop along the way is 

And that's it for me, my lovelies!! Thanks so much for "hopping" by! I hope you had fun with today's Blog Hop! I know I did!