Thursday, February 26, 2015

A New Challenge at Mo's

Hello, hello, helloooooo!! Guess what?! It's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! We're doing something a little different this year at Mo's! All of our challenges will be "Anything Goes" but with an optional theme!! I LOVE IT!! So, my clever and uber talented DT sister Tracy has decided she'd like our OPTIONAL THEME to be . . .
"Animals"
With a Mo Manning image, of course! So, since my sister asked me to make her a "baby girl" card, I decided to use this sweet new Mo image . . .
This little sweetheart is called "Emmy with Lamb" and is available HERE in Mo's online store.

Here's a close-up . . .

And a side view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Pretty in Pin and Certainly Celery cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digital DPs: "Tickled Pink" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Bow die: Memory Box
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls & sentiments: My stash
Copics &amp pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And finally . . .
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Tracy and the rest of my very talented Design Teamies! Then please join us for this fortnight's challenge!!

** Mo will be awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! xo

Thursday, February 12, 2015

You Have My (Chocolate) Heart!!

Hey . . . this makes TWO posts in one day! Yikes!! There's a new challenge going on over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Be sure to check it out! This card, however, is actually for my sweet hubby for Valentine's Day!!

I know I'm a little early but I'll let you have a peek before I give it to him . . .
This cutie is a brand, brand new Mo Manning image called "Chocolate Heart" . . . . and is available HERE in Mo's online store. And . . . for a limited time, this sweet image PLUS sentiment is available for just $1.00!

Here's a side view . . . 
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White Cardstock
Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Affection" available HERE from Nitwits
Heart dies, ribbon, charm, pearls: My stash
Shin Han & Copic markers; colored pencils

A peek at the inside (sentiment on top half is computer-generated) . . . 

And . . . last, but not least . . .
That's it for me right now! I hope my hubs loves it!! Have a great day . . . and be sure to check out the fun challenge happening over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! See you soon!!


Anything Goes at Mo's (Optional Theme: BOYS)

Yikes . . . it's been forever since I posted a card/project here!! Why? Because I've been traveling a bit. Went on a week-long Caribbean Cruise with my sweet hubby . . . and then I spent a week in Phoenix, AZ with my three craaaazy kids and six of our darrrrrrrrrling grandkiddos!! Such fun!!

And now I'm back . . . and it's Thursday . . . and it's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! We're doing something a little different this year at Mo's! All of our challenges will be "Anything Goes" but with an optional theme!! I LOVE IT!! So, my sweet and talented DT sister Amanda has decided she'd like our OPTIONAL THEME to be . . .

"Boys, Boys, Boys"

With a Mo Manning image, of course! So, I thought I'd make a birthday card for our sweet grandbaby, Henry . . . who will have his first birthday in just a few weeks! Here's what I came up with . . .
I used one of Mo's little boy images called Bastian with Bear. He's available HERE in Mo's online store.

Here's a close-up of this little darlin' . . .

And a side view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Island Indigo and Very Vanilla cardstock: Stampin' Up
Island Indigo Twine: Stampin' Up
Digital DPs: "Bear Academy" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Flag die: Lala Land Crafts
Buttons, charm, mini clothes hangers: My stash
Sentiments: Stampin' Up & Inkadinkado
Copics & Caran d'Ache/Pablo pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And finally . . .
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Amanda and the rest of my very talented Design Teamies! Then please join us for this fortnight's challenge!!

** Mo will be awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Anything Goes at Mo's in 2015!!

Happy Thursday . . . and Happy 2015!! It's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! This fortnight's challenge theme is one of my all-time faves . . .

"Anything Goes"

With a Mo Manning image, of course! So, I've decided to create something rather simple to really showcase this precious image! Here's what I came up with . . .
I used one of Mo's new images . . . this one is called "Hey Bud" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. And for the next couple of days, you can get ANY and ALL Mo images for 20% off by entering the code: BIGCHILL at checkout. hurry, though . . . this fabulous Winter Sale ends at midnight PST on January 11th!!

Here's a close-up of this little cutie pie . . .

And a side view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Crushed Curry & Melon Mambo cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Zephyr" by Prima
Button embellishment: Prima
Sentiments & twine: My stash
Copics & Faber Castell pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And finally . . .
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by my very talented Design Teamies! Then please join us for this fortnight's challenge!!

** Mo will be awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mo's WINTER SALE!!!

Hello all...and Happy New Year!! There's still time to join this fortnight's challenge. Just click HERE to enter your own favorite Mo "make" of 2014!! You have until 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (that's New York time) on January 5, 2015 to enter for a chance to win a trip to Mo's online store with a $5.00 gift voucher!!

And...this just in...

Mo's Having a Winter Sale! New Stamps!

http://mosdigitalpencil.com/

YAY!!
It's Mo's Winter Sale!!! 

Save 20% off your digital stamp order
use code BIGCHILL

now through Sunday, January 11!!!

www.mosdigitalpencil.com

Thursday, December 25, 2014

My Fave Mo "Make" of 2014

Hey there, my lovelies! Welcome, once again, to my little corner of Blogland!! And Happy Holidays!!

Guess what? There's another super fun challenge happening over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Our challenge for this fortnight is for each of us to take a look at all the projects we've created in 2014 using one (or more) of Mo Manning's images . . . and then select a FAVORITE!! Whoa . . . that's a tall order! I love ALL of my Mo "makes"!! This card, though, is one of my faves! You may remember seeing it . . . just a few weeks ago, in fact! This is the card I made using Mo's "Fairy Christmas" digi set available HERE.

The following post first appeared here on my blog on 11/27/14. Enjoy!

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I used all three of the Fairy Christmas images and merged them! And then . . . I added lots and lots and LOTS of glitteriness!!

I decided to do something a little different . . . I decided to make a "Shadow Box" card (you can find an easy tutorial HERE) . . . but then I took it a step further and made my "shadow box" into an easel card!! (I needed more space for more and more and more glitter!!)
My card "recipe"
Fir tree die: Magnolia
Pearls & white cardstock: My stash
Embossing folder: Embossalicious
Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' Up
Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart
Snowflake edge punch: Stampin' Up
Copics & color pencils

And a side-ish view . . .

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So . . . now it's your turn. But first . . . please head on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the fabulous 2014 cards made by my talented Design Teamies! Then, please join us! Just upload a fave Mo card or 3-D project that you created in 2013.

Oh, oh, oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

Okey dokey . . . that's it for me! Sending much love and joy to you and yours this holiday season! And . . . here's to a very safe and prosperous New Year for us all!! Warm hugs . . . until next year!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

We're getting "KRAFTY" at Mo's!

Hey everyone! Just a couple of week's until Christmas . . . and, as luck would have it, it's also time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! This fortnight's "host" is my talented friend and Design "teamie" Kim!! She'd like to see cards and projects made with . . .

"Kraft Paper"

Hmmmm . . . pretty easy, huh?! Here's what I came up with . . .

And another . . .

And one more . . .

I decided to make three small "kraft" cards using Mo's "Valerie in Winter" images!! They're precious . . . and super-de-duper easy to color/paint. I used Copic Sketch markers and colored pencils for these cuties . . . and, naturally had to add some "sparkle"!!  You can find this fabulous "Valerie" digi set HERE in Mo's online shop!!

And here's one more pic of all three little cards . . .

Now, I hope you'll pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fun projects created by Kim and the rest of my super-talented Design Team sisters! Then please join us for this fortnight's "Kraft" Challenge!!

** Mo will be awarding (winner selected at random) one of her images as a Penny Black "Slapstick" cling stamp!!!

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Clean & Simple, Kraft Paper, AND Mo Manning . . .

Hello everyone! Just a quick post today since I have lots and lots of Christmas "things" to get done . . . but I wanted to share a little Clean & Simple creation I whipped together using kraft paper and a darling little Mo Manning digi image . . .

This cutie is called "Snow Pals" and is available HERE in Mo's online store!! I actually painted this image with Sennelier watercolor paints! And added a bit of Liquid Applique (enhanced with my heating tool) for the fur. DPs are from Nitwits. Here's a side-ish view . . .

Don't forget to join us for our current challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog where our theme is "Snow"! Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

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

Christmas Cards...

Just a quick post today . . . I've been crazy busy making Christmas cards . . . using some of my old fave stamps!! "Tilda" by Magnolia . . .
Painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Painted with M. Graham watercolor paints

Painted with M. Graham watercolor paints


And here's one I created with a sweet Lili of the Valley stamp . . .

Painted with M. Graham watercolor paints
I purposely kept these all very Clean & Simple since they'll be going in the mail!! Back shortly with another creation!!