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!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

It's "SNOWING" Fairies at Mo's!!

Happy Thursday . . . and Happy Thanksgiving! It's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! And there is something extra special happening . . . soooo, be sure to stop by and check it out!!

Our very own little "fairy" artist, Mo Manning, has been busy, busy, busy creating all sorts of magic!! She's just created the most adorable Snow Fairy set of images called "Fairy Christmas" . . . available HERE in Mo's online store!! And . . . my DT sisters and I were lucky enough to get a "sneak peek" at these cuties! Sooooo . . . this fortnight's theme for Mo's Challenge is . . .

"Snow or Snowflakes"

And, of course, I used the new "Fairy Christmas" set. What'cha think?
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 . . .
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the positively STUNNING projects created by my super-talented Design Team sisters! Then please join us for this fortnight's "Snow" 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, November 13, 2014

We're "Giving Thanks" at Mo's!

Hap-hap-happy Thursday! It's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! And since many of us are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I decided to make a Thanksgiving card!! Which, I think fits into this fortnight's theme chosen by my sweet friend and DT sister, Lis . . .

"Thanks"

Here's my "Thanks-giving" creation . . .
I used Mo's "Prudence" and "Nathaniel" images . . . and merged them!! These sweet images are available HERE and HERE in Mo's online store. I really love how this turned out!!

Here's a bit of a side view . . .
And a peek at the inside . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Thanksful" by Authentique
Pumpkin Corner die: Cheery Lynn Dies
Scalloped edge die: Magnolia
Sentiments: Stampin' Up
Twine & pearls: My stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics & Prismacolor pencils

And finally . . .
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous "Thanks" projects created by Lis and the rest of my 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, October 9, 2014

"Amanda" Challenge at Mo's

Happy Thursday, y'all! It's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! This fortnight's challenge is a little different . . . and really special. Our sweet and crazy talented DT sister Amanda Reed passed away quite unexpectedly a few weeks ago . . . she was in her 40's. Amanda was taken from us too soon . . . and, while she is gone, she is definitely not forgotten!!
As a tribute to our dear friend, this fortnight's challenge at Mo's is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Reed! And because Amanda loved cats . . . and because we all loved Amanda . . . Mo Manning has created a very special image called "Amanda" . . . so this fortnight's challenge theme will be . . .
"Amanda"
(Must usethe new "Amanda" image)

The new "Amanda" image is available now in Mo's online store . . . and will be available at a reduced price ($1.00) through October 16th. Mo is then donating all proceeds in Amanda's name to "Animal Friends" (an animal shelter near where Amanda lived). We hope you'll help us honor Amanda's memory . . . pick up this darling image . . . support a good cause . . . and join us for this fortnight's very special challenge!

Here's my "Amanda" creation . . .
I "borrowed" this cute card design from my friend, Dena. You can see her adorable card HERE. I thought I'd give it a try . . . easy peasy! And here's a close-up of this cute little "Amanda". . .
A side-ish view . . .
And would'ja just look at that stitching! hehe! My first time ever using my sewing machine! Great big THANKS to my sweet sister, Dee, who showed me how to thread it when she was here visiting last week! (I wonder if she'll come back when the thread runs out! hehe!) And another view . . .
My card "recipe"
Image printed on Cryogen white metallic cardstock
Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Snowflake Collection" by Bo Bunny
Corner die: SCACD
Tree & Scalloped edge dies: Magnolia
Sentiment: Crafty Impressions
Ribbon, brad, & pearls: My stash
Copics & Prismacolor pencils

And finally . . . 
Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous CAS projects created by my talented Design Teamies! Then, stop by Mo's store and pick up this darling new "Amanda" image so you can join us for this special challenge!!

In addition to the special priced image, 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, September 25, 2014

Clean & Simple at Mo's

It's Thursday . . . and that means it's time for another challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! And this fortnight's hostess is our very talented friend and DT sistah, Kim! She's chosen the theme . . .

"Clean & Simple"

Well . . . since I just got back from a glorious 10-day vacation in St. Martin/Sint Maarten, making a CAS card seemed just what the "doctor ordered"!! But before I show you what I came up with, here's a pic from our vacation in "Paradise" . . .
Anse Marcel (St. Martin, FWI)
OK . . . and now, here's my CAS creation . . .

This cutie is "Winter Fairy Halla" and is available HERE in Mo's online store!! You can still have glitter and rhinestones on CAS cards, right? Here's a close-up . . .

And one more view . . . I used a new embossing folder from Darice! Cool, huh?!

Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous CAS projects created by Kim and the rest of my talented Design Teamies! Then, please join us for this fortnight's "Clean & Simple" challenge!

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?!

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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We're celebrating "Autumn" at Mo's

Hey friends!! It's time for another fun challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! And this time my sweet and talented friend and DT sistah, Amanda R., is our hostess! She's chosen the theme . . .

"Autumn!"

So . . . I thought that, since a colleague of my sister's commissioned two Halloween cards last winter, I'd focus on Halloween . . . since Halloween is technically in the "Fall" . . . hehe!! And here's a pic of my creations . . .which I watercolored using Sennelier paints . . .

This cutie is "Pirate Kai" and he's available HERE in Mo's online store!! He's my favorite pirate image EVER!!

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

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?!

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