Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Henry & Winston - Best "Buds"

Hello sweet friends!! I have a sweet little card to share with you today! I made this for our youngest grandson's birthday. Henry is just turning 2 years old . . . and he is all BOY!! He and his best "furry" friend, Winston, are inseparable!
This adorable image is called "Buds" and is available HERE in Mo Manning's online store! There are also girl and African American versions of this image! Something for everyone!!

Here's a close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock & inside sentiment stamps: Stampin' Up
Digital DPs: "Tailwags" by Mary Fran for Nitwits 
Cross Stitch dies: My Favorite Things
Fishtail Banner die: Your Next Stamp
Front "circle" sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Copics & Colored Pencils
A peek at the inside . . .

And finally, an angled, 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, April 7, 2016

Mo's DP2 Challenge & Meet "Hillary"

Hello friends!! It's been a while since I posted a card/project here!! I've been busy hanging out with grandkiddos in Arizona!! So much fun!! But now I'm back . . . and it's Thursday . . . and it's time for our monthly challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! As you know, all of our challenges are . . .

 "Anything Goes"
 With a Mo Manning image, of course!

So, here's what I've created . . .
I used one of Mo's little girl images called "Hillary." Isn't she just precious? I love that haircut!! She's available HERE in Mo's online store.

Here's a close-up of this sweetheart . . .

A peek at the inside card . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Digital DPs: "Grandma's Pantry" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Lacy edge & tag dies: Magnolia
Cross-stitch die: My Favorite Things
Brad, charm, & twine: My stash
Sentiments: Stampin' Up & Dylusions (Ranger)
Copics & Caran d'Ache/Pablo pencils

And one more "angled" view . . .
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 month'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 . . . .

Friday, January 22, 2016

It's Stamp it Saturday!!

Helloooooo . . . it's "Stamp it Saturday"!!! Well, actually, it's Friday evening in my part of the world. But, since Mother Nature has decided to share some beautiful snow and sleet with us, I thought I'd post this early . . . just in case we don't have internet or power in the morning!!

So . . . for this card, I've used a Mo Manning design as a RUBBER STAMP by Penny Black! This stamp is called "XOXO" and is available HERE in Penny Black's online store. The stamp includes this cute little character PLUS a fun "XOXO" sentiment (which I have used on the little tag)!!
For those of you who prefer working with digital images . . . this cutie is also available as a "digi" called "XOXO" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image stamped onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Real Red & Bashful Blue cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "From the Heart" by Mary Fran for Nitwits HERE
Heart/bow dies: Memory Box
Heart border die: Magnolia
Ribbon, twine, & pearls: My stash
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics, pencils

A look at the inside . . . 

And one more . . .
I had lots of fun inking up this adorable Penny Black stamp by artist Mo Manning! Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and, as always, for your kind comments!! Please be sure to check out the "Anything Goes" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge BlogSee you soon!! xoxo

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cupcake . . .

Happy 2016, my sweet friends!! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas/Holiday Season . . . and are ready for our very first challenge of the year over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Our theme (as always) is . . .
"Anything Goes"

And for this card, I've used a Mo Manning design as a RUBBER STAMP by Penny Black! This stamp is called ". . . Cupcake" and is available HERE in Penny Black's online store. The stamp includes this cute little Mo Manning "fairy" PLUS a fun sentiment!!
For those of you who prefer working with digital images . . . this cutie is also available as a "digi" called "Dee" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's a close-up . . .
I "borrowed" the idea of stapling those ribbons in the corner from my sweet friend and super-talented Teamie, Franz!! So clever, huh?! I colored this image with Copic Sketch Markers and a variety of Caran d'Ache, Faber-Castell, and Prismacolor pencils!! Here's a side view . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image stamped onto Cryogen metallic white cardstock
Cardstock, ribbons,  and DPs: My stash
Front sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Inside sentiments: My stash

A look at the inside . . . 

And one more . . .
I had such fun getting all "inky" with this Penny Black stamp! Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and, as always, for your kind comments!! Please be sure to check out the "Anything Goes" challenge going on all this month over at Mo's DP2 Challenge BlogSee you soon!! xo

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Modern Alice . . . coming to Mo's Online Store . . . SOON!

Hello again!! I'm back with another fun "Sneak Peek" from Mo Manning!

This sweet image is called "Modern Alice" and will be coming to Mo's online store soon! Here's a close-up . . .

And a bit of a side view of my card . . .
My Card Recipe:
Image printed onto Copic X-press it Cardstock
Cardstock: Black by Stampin' Up
"Script" embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Romantic Rectangle Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders
Corner dies: Memory Box
Sentiment, ribbon, & pearls: My stash
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Inside sentiment: Dylusions by Ranger 
Colored with Copics & colored pencils

A peek 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 stopping by! See you soon!! xo

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Mo Manning Digi Images . . . Coming SOON!

Hello there, my friends!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas Holiday! Mine was awesome! I spent much of it in my studio . . . organizing, coloring, and cardmaking! I decided that I'd get a jump start on Christmas cards for 2016 . . . here's the first Christmas card for next year . . .
This darling image is called "On a Snowball" and will be coming to Mo's online store soon soon soon (maybe by the end of this week!) I thought I'd give you a little "sneak peek"!! Here's a close-up of this cutie . . .
And a bit of a side view of my card . . .
My Card Recipe:
Image printed onto Cryogen Metallic White Cardstock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Winter Wishes" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Romantic Rectangle Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders
Corner snowflake & inside "mittens" dies: Memory Box
Sentiments, ribbon, pearls, & bells: My stash
Colored with Copics & colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And one last, 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 for stopping by! More fun Mo projects coming soon!! xo



Friday, December 11, 2015

Mo's Little Drummer Boy...

Ho ho ho!! Here I am again . . . with another Christmas card! I believe this makes number FIVE for me!!! I may be in trouble here! hahaha!! But . . . check it out . . . I changed things up a bit . . . .
For today's card, I used one of my all-time favorite Mo Manning images for Christmas!! BUT . . . this time I used a Penny Black "Slapstick Cling" stamp called "Joyful Noise" (Product # 40-181). It's available HERE in Penny Black's online store!!

And, for crafters who prefer Mo Manning's digi images, this image is called "Shall I Play for You" and is available HERE in Mo's online store!

Here's a "close-up" . . .

And a bit of a side view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image stamped onto Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Cherry Cobbler & River Rock Cardstock: Stampin' Up
25 Days of Christmas DPs: Simple Stories
Poinsettia die: Magnolia
Twine, ticket stamps, brad, & pearls: My stash
Colored with Copics (too numerous to mention!) & Colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And finally . . .
So . . . I guess I'd better get busy . . . I have many more cards to make!! But, wait, one more thing . . . be sure to stop by Mo's Challenge Blog for our super fun monthly challenge!! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back! xo