Mar 27, 2015

The Digi Bells Blog Hop Featuring Elisabeth Bells *Easter Cuties*

Hi there!  Welcome to this months Digi Bells Blog Hop!  
We are showcasing the re-release of Elisabeth Bells *Easter Cuties*.  Some of you may have seen her a while back, I believe she was once upon a time licensed to SCACD, and sold in Rubber.  But to me, she is brand new never before seen.

If you have hopped with us before, then you know the routine.  If not, then hopefully you have come to my blog directly from one of our newest GDT girls, the  Lovely Lisa's Blog.  
Was her work incredible or what?
Just in case you have randomly arrived, why not join in, for your chance to win this Darling Easter Cutie, by jumping over to the Digi Bells Blog and get started.
All of the information on how you can easily win is also listed there.
But I can tell you it's VERY simple...
All you have to do is hop along, and leave a comment.

Alrighty, enough of my babbling...

I have decided I would go for a mostly "White" card for this one.
I really wanted this sweet digi to stand out.
She's absolutely perfect!

I guess you could say that I HAVE NOT used ANY designer papers here.  All of it is just your basic white cardstock.  The Digi of course was not printed on ordinary cardstock.  I use Neenah Solor White cardstock for my digi printing.

The flower is made from a Martha Stewart (lattice heart) punch and a Poinsettia die.  I really had fun putting that together.  =)

The image (and sentiment) were colored using Copic markers with a few coordinating Prisma Colored Pencils too.
These are the colors used on this card.

Your next stop along the way is another one of our lovely GDT's.  Hop on over Marvelous Maya's Blog and see what gorgeous work she's done.  But before you go, make sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win this little Easter Cutie.

Challeges I'm Entering:

Mar 25, 2015

Li'l Montana's Birthday Wishes

I have a little cutie to share with you today.  I made this one for the "Pearls and Lace" challenge over at the  Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog.  =)  Could it be any easier than this?

Of course it helps that I have such an adorable Stamp to play with!  She is called "Li'l Montana" and you can find her at Whimsy Stamps.

As you can see I've don't a tad bit of distressing to my papers edges.  The papers I've used are from Stampin' Up (found it in my stash) and I wish they still made this pink floral paper.  I love it.  and the green paper, as well as the pink polkadot paper are both from DCWV.  

I've layered my butterfly a few times, giving the wings a lifted "fluttery" effect, and of course topped it off with some little pink pearls.  My image was colored using my Copic markers.  Sorry, no list of colors this time... Because silly me started coloring just for fun, and never wrote the colors down.

I've decided to enter this card into these challenges:

Mar 23, 2015

Happy Birthday To you....Happy Birthday To You........

Happy Monday everyone!!!  
(I know... most Monday's are not so happy) LOL

I have a little bit of "Birthday inspiration" to share with you today.

I have to admit something!  This card was supposed to have been posted on the Digi Bells DT Blog a week ago!  Yep, I forgot!!!  By the time I realized it was my turn to post, it was already a day past.  LOL  So rather than let my Birthday themed cutie go unseen, I decided to find a day when no one else was scheduled to post.  *wiping my brow*  LOL

Anyway....  Did you know that THIS is "MY" Digi Stamp?  Yes, I mean that it really is MINE!!!!  What a darling Digi, created just for me on my birthday a few years ago from our sweet Elisabeth Bell.  This is why she is called "Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte"  and as always you can find her in Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection

My fabby papers are from Basic Gray!  How lucky was I to find a brand new unopened basic gray pad in my stash.  See what happens when you move and then unpack!  You find things you forgot that you had.  I really love this shade of green, and it reminds me of Spring, and all the budding trees and bushes that I'm beginning to see.  

I've used my nestabilities and made some fun elements to go along with this "Springy" Birthday card. 

My flower is punched, and all sorts of things done to it.  It's been rolled/curled, and it's been wet, and its had Perfect Pearls added to it.  But the end result was fun!

I've used Copics for coloring.  For the dress I used YG03, YG17, YG67.  Pillow/Cushion - W00, W01, W03, R29 YG17.  The piano was E25, E29, E33.  The puppy was probably just about every shade of Cool Gray... LOL  I wish I hadn't chosen to make the puppy black.  I'm just NOT capable of coloring black things... LOL

Elisabeth Bell will have another Digi arriving this Friday! The Digi Bells will be having a Blog Hop, and we hope to see you there!!!

Challenges Entered:

Thanks for stopping by

Feb 27, 2015

Elisabeth Bells Digital Release and Blog Hop February 2015

Greetings , and Happy Friday!
It's time for another fun and inspirational blog hop with The Digi Bells.

Hopefully, you've arrived from Carol's Blog.

But if not, don't worry, you can start hopping along with us, by following
The Digi Bells Link above!

This month we have an adorable set!  You're going to love these sweeties out of Lissybee's archives!
Some of you may remember them as being from SCACD several years ago.  (Both images were part of one stamp)
Lissybee has separated them, so the puppy then becomes an easy to use accessory.

Please help us Welcome 
*Anna & Puppy Surprise*

For this card, I went "Old School".  Who remembers the punch around the page punches by Martha Stewart?  Yep, That's what I did!  Since just unpacking from moving, I found all sorts of things that seem to have been collecting some dust.  Why not get them out and do something with them?
Even my scrapbooking edging scissors!  Does anyone use those anymore???  LOL

I've used Copics for coloring, along with 3 Prisma Colored pencils.
I just like the look I get when I add the Prisma to certain areas.
The Colors are listed below.

I'm so glad you stopped by and visted.  I hope you liked my "Old School" style creation. LOL
Your next stop along the way is 
Alethea, but before you leave, don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance at winning these two adorable digi's.

Challenges I am entering:

Copic/Prisma Colors Used:
Hair - R02, E07, E09
Skin - E00, 943-Burnt Ochre, 926-Carmine Red
Dog - E33, E37, E50
Other - Y0000, Y21, BV04, BV11, BV31, 1007-Imperial Violet

Feb 25, 2015

Pretty in Pink!!!

WOW!  December 15th, was the last time that I posted here.

Finally a new post!!!

I've recently moved south from NY. (Just in time too!) Needless to say, packing and moving, and unpacking has been all I seem to have been doing.  There was no time for crafting, and much of my crafty things were still packed. I can tell you, I've been lost without crafting or posting.
But I'm back...  Still working on getting organized in my craft room, but..... I can at least sit down and color, and do some of the basic things!

I have a pretty basic creation to show you today for this months Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.  Following the theme of "Pretty in Pink"  This should be an easy challenge... Who doesn't love the color PINK?  I would love to see you come join us this month.

I've used this little cutie (not sure of her name) but she was part of SCACD's Christmas release a few years back.

She is adorable in her pink dress, and peeking into her gift.  I thought this would make a perfect Birthday card.  So why not go all out on the "Pink" theme?

I've used all kinds of goodies that I found in my stash, to dress this cutie up.  The beads and flowers... No idea where I got them, but when you have a stash box, you just dig until you find what you're looking for.  The little heart banner is part of a banner from my La La Land Crafts die.  I filled the hearts with liquid pearls. The flourish style leaves are also die cut from a memory box die called "Lavish Corner"  Let's not forget my cute balloon sentiment!  That was created on the computer by me, and then the balloons are colored to match.  All colors are listed below.

Challenges I am entering:

Copic Colors and Prisma Colored Pencil Colors Used:
Skin - E00, 943-Burnt Ochre, 926-Carmine Red
Hair - E25, E29, E50
Other - G14, YG11, R0000, R81, R83, 994-Process Red, 

Dec 15, 2014

Lissy Bee Stamps Debut..... "Be My Friend" Collection

Welcome Friends.... Today is the BIG DAY!  The Debut of Elisabeth Bell's newest line of stamps.  
We are excited to be a part of this excitement.  To celebrate, we are having a blog hop! 
This is the FIRST of many releases, of the new "Lissy Bee Stamps" line, being presented to you by The Lissy Bee Stamps DT.

Hopefully you've arrived here from our dear Althea's blog, but if not, don't worry, you can always start at the beginning.  I would hate for you to miss a single piece of some awesome inspiration, and the new darling 
Lissy Bee Stamps "Be my friend Collection"

I can not even tell you how truly excited each of us have been to be part of this new adventure.
After hopping with us today, we are sure that you will find yourself just as excited as we have been.

I'm sure that you have already seen some amazing creations along the way.  Are you in LOVE or what?  Beautiful work!!!

I have had the pleasure of working with

I have created an adorable apple basket and gift tag/card to go with it.

I have to say I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the way this set turned out.

A closer photo of the tag

Completely ADORABLE, Right?

and the basket by itself

I didn't use any template for the basket, I just kind of figured it out as I went along. First I figured out how wide my strips of paper needed to be, then allowed for space in between strips, and it all just seemed to fall into place after that.  The apple paper is actually stamped and hand colored.  Yes I took the time to do that, because I thought it would make the absolute most perfect paper for just such a project.  Of course my tag uses the same paper so that this makes the perfect set.  Everything was colored using my Copic markers, and a couple of Prisma Colored pencils. (Colors are listed below if interested)

But this basket and gift card isn't all that I have to share with you today.

I've also created a unique fold card using

What a darling little guy!!!

I told you he was "CUTE AS CAN BE"....

Here is an "open" view of the card....

 Does this type of fold have a specific name?  I have no idea, but I thought it looked interesting, so of course I had to give it a try.  I love how it turned out.

This darling "Story Time" stamp was also colored with Copic markers, and a couple of Prisma Colored Pencils. Again if your interested, the colors are listed below.
The papers I used are from DCWV.
I made the larger glittery star embellishments by layering several stars together, gluing them, then running them through my cuddle bug, using my bubble style embossing folder. Then I topped them with Stickles, and they became the perfect embellishments.  I've also added some metal eyelets, and there you have it.  The perfect little boys card.

So what's a blog hop without any prizes????  

We have PRIZES.... 
So make sure to leave comments along the way.  Your final stop will be the "Queen Bee" herself, Elisabeth Bell's Blog (last on the list), so please make sure to leave her some love, and let her know what you think!

We will pick ONE lucky winner who will win THREE stamps of their choice from the "Bee My Friend" collection that we are showcasing today.  PLUS a Digital Stamp of your choice as well, from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  WAIT.... There's more.....  TWO lucky commenters will be chosen at random from 2 of our DT Blog comments, to win ONE stamp of their choice.    So please make sure you leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance to be a winner!

So please be sure to leave a comment before you jump on over to our very Creative, Carla's Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.  It's always so encouraging to read what others have to say  =)

Challenges I've Entered:

Copic Colors Used:  - ROSEBUD
E00, 943-Burnt Ochre Prisma,
E25, E29, E33, E50
R85, R81
C1, C3, C00, 1061-Cool Gray 30% Prisma
B41, B45, R02, R29, R35, R39
YG11, YG17, YG67
1101-Denim Blue Prisma

Copic Colors Used:  - STORY TIME
E00, 943-Burnt Ochre Prisma,
 E07, E09, E50, R02
B41, 906-Copenhagen Blue Prisma
YG03, YG17, E25, E31, E33, E37,
YR14, R08, 935-Black Prisma

Nov 25, 2014

An adorable way to celebrate the Holidays

HOW can it be November 25th already???  Where are the months going?  I feel like it was just a week or two ago, I was sitting outside on the porch, enjoying watching my daughter playing in her water table, and enjoying the sunshine.  Now we are a month away from Christmas!  Boy oh Boy!!

Today begins a new challenge over on the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  The theme is "Christmas or Winter Wonderland"

I've decided to use one of the holiday cookie trays that I made and have ready to go for our towns annual "Elves Night Out" craft fair.  This is just one of 5 that I've made...  But I do think that this could be my favorite!

I've used "Lil' Lynda's Piano Forte" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection, and a portion of a Belles 'n Whistles stamp called "Bell's Carols" (of course Stamped, Scanned, and Enlarged) for my focal point.

This is a wooden tray which I've painted, and the image was colored using my favorite coloring medium COPIC Markers.  I just love coloring with the Red/Green/Gold combination for the holidays.
The colors I've used are:
{Skin} E00, 943-Burnt Ochre (Prisma Pencil)
{Hair} E50, E53, YR21, E25, E29, E33
{Clothing} R29, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG67, E42, E43
{Accessories}  Y02, Y26, YR23, W1, W3, W5, W9,

The papers I've used were taken from my stash of holiday papers, and I really have no clue what brand they are.  I'm thinking they may be DCWV though.  I just ADORE these papers. I've use a string of sparkling red beads around the edge, it really sets things off nicely.  It was just what was needed, a little touch of bling to tie it all together!
I've topped everything off with some Mod Podge, and this is truly an adorable Holiday cookie tray.  I honestly don't think I want to even sell this one.  I might have to keep it for myself.  LOL

Challenges entered: