September 25, 2016

Elisabeth Bells World "Buttons and Bows"


Greetings Everyone.....  
I'm going to try and keep my post short and sweet today... 
It's time for me to share my creation for this months EBWorld Challenge.  Our theme is "Buttons and Bows"  Of course my mind has to always overthink things.  I really wanted Buttons... and LOTS of them.... So what better way, than to create my own paper, and then color each button.  With the help of my 3 year old telling me what colors I should color them. I REALLY did let her pick the colors.  Of course she watched intently as I colored each one.

I've used
"Sophie Sitting on a Timber Throne" from Elphine House Australia for my card today.



I obviously didn't use any DP's, just the buttons paper that I made, and decided that any accent paper (my blue border frame) had to be colored by me as well.
Copics Copics and more Copics are what I used for all of my coloring here. With the addition of just 3 Prisma Colored Pencils here and there.
The colors used are as follows.
{Skin} E00, PC943, PC926
{Hair} E50, Y0000, Y21, YR23, Y26
{Clothing} B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C00, PC949
{Grass etc.} YG03, YG17, YG67, E25, E29, E33, YR04, Y02

My Buttons paper includes These Copic Colors:
B04, B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, RV19, RV04,
C05, C01, E25, E33, R05, YR02,  YG03, YG17, Y02, Y19.

I've decided to enter these challenges:



September 23, 2016

It's Blog Hop Day... Hurray... Featuring Elisabeth Bell's "Apple Blossom and Milkshake Baking"


Hello and Welcome..... 
Whoooohoooo... It's Blog Hop Day...and I'm SUPER excited. 
(aren't I always? LOL)
If you are here for The Digi Bells Blog hop, that's great... I hope you get tons of inspiration along the way today. I think our girls did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job. 

If you have arrived here from Annie's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, jump on over to The Digi Bells Blog, and start at the beginning.  
You aren't going to want to miss anything.  
Apple Blossom and Milkshake Baking have never looked so good. 
(Okay, maybe they have a while back... but still.... LOL)

Here she is up nice and close.... ugh... she is soooo stinking adorable!!

Soooo, this little cutie and her kitten inspired me SO MUCH, that I got right to work, and started playing and creating.  And before I knew it, I was on to something really "Sweet".
I will let you decide if you agree or not.

Who doesn't love Apple Pie???


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and that isn't the ONLY thing I created....
I REALLY wanted to make an apple pie.
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even if it was made out of paper....
and guess what?......

It's an adorable little gift box too!


I saw the most delicious looking "apple pie cookies" on Pinterest, and wanted to make them to go inside, but time got away from me.  Believe me, I would STILL like to do that.. But then... I might be tempted to give this awesome Pie Gift Box away to someone.  I honestly don't know if I can part with it.
I really do LOVE it that much! haha
There really are NO designed papers used on the pie, OR on the card, other than scraps taken from my stash in order to make the punched flowers.
I really wanted to keep everything as "plain" as I could, so that the focus was on this sweet girl, and the awesome pie.
The pie template is from SVGCuts and it's called "Fall Harvest"
I did a few alterations, and modifications of course, to make it work for me.

I LOVE the fact that Digi's can be resized anyway that you want them.
I made her much much smaller, in order to create the tag.  My first attempt at coloring this cutie that small was NOT happening.  No way could I color anything with that much detail, and that small size.
Plan B came into effect....  Scan my already colored image, and THEN print it out on my tag.  Phew... Lifesaver for me...


I hope that you were inspired to give something like this a try.


It's time to get moving, and hop on over to Jennifers Blog.  You are sure to be amazed with her beautiful work.
But before you go... Don't forget to leave a comment below, in order to be in for a chance to win this absolutely Darling Digi.



Challenges Entered:



September 12, 2016

My first Tiddly Inks =)



Hello there!  Just a quick post from me today.  I have a card to share with you.  I can't believe that I finally had some free time and was able to just sit and get some "Just for fun" coloring done.  Not only that, but I also finished off with using the image that I colored to create a card.
I have been admiring some of the Tiddly Inks Digi's for a while, and finally decided I would grab a few...  Of course coloring this little cutie was LOADS of fun.  This one is called Celebrate Joyfully, and I've added "Emma's Flowers" in beside her.

I am really loving this color combo lately.  It must mean that I am in the mood for Autumn colors.
I've used Copics for coloring, and topped her red dress with a tiny bit of stickles, and then lightly brushed them.  I didn't want to have TOO MUCH Sparkle...  =)
The papers were both just a plain solid color, that I've either stamped on, or embossed.

Does this one put you in the mood for Fall?

Challenges that I've decided to enter:


August 26, 2016

Back To School with Elisabeth Bell's Digi Release for Aug 2016



Hello and Welcome..... I am so excited, because I absolutely LOVE blog hops.  And that is what we are doing today.  If you are here for The Digi Bells Blog hop, that's great... I hope you have enjoyed what you've seen so far.  If not, then we would LOVE to have you join us.  You never know, you just might be one of the lucky winners of this months Digi's.  

If you have arrived here from Gina's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, jump on over to The Digi Bells Blog, and start at the beginning.  You aren't going to want to miss anything.  Prepare to be inspired by our amazing DT.


Soooo, for today's Digi release, I've decided to use the gorgeous "Back To School Girl" digi as well as the fabulous "Back to School Books" to decorate a notebook.  After all, what is school, without notebooks?  Everyone needs notebooks, right?

So this is what I have come up with.

Yep... That's it!


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Noooo, I'm sorry, I'm just joking....
Apparently I think I am pretty funny today!!!



However, THAT IS the type of notebook that I used for today's post.

This is what I turned that notebook into...


The papers that I used for covering the book are both from The Paper Studio.
The one on the left is called "School Supplies Mix" and the Blue is called "Texture - Royal Blue".
I have used the blue as the main outer cover, and the inside of the front and back cover are covered in the "School Supplies Mix" paper.  Of course I added just a hint of that paper to the left side, wrapping it around to show on the binding and a little bit on the back as well.

There are so many goodies to look at here, so I will start with the best of all.
"Back To School Girl" and her books.
This beauty was a favorite of mine when it was sold as a rubber stamp from Whiff of Joy a few years ago.  Unfortunately I never got around to adding her to my collection.  When I saw that we would be working with this gorgeous girl for this months Digi release I was beyond thrilled.
The thing I LOVE about the fact that she is now a Digital stamp, is that SIZE is EASILY adjusted to suit any project.  So of course she was enlarged, so she would stand front and center on my notebook.

I used Copics as well as just a couple of Prisma Color Pencils for my coloring.
Colors used are as follows.

Skin and Hair: E00, PC943, PC926, E50, Y21, Y26, YR23
Clothing: R29, R25, R39, B26, B93, B95, PC901, PC 1067
Other Colors Used for Books and Accessories:
R29, R35, R59, B41, B93, YG17, YG67, Y38, YR04, YR14, E08, E41.

The vintage Library Card and Flash Cards are my favorite I think.
I don't even know what triggered the idea to add something like that, but I am really glad that the idea crossed my mind.  I love the way those items look here.
As for where I found those, a simple google search for Vintage Flashcards, and Library Cards lead me right to it.  The funniest part about the library card is that it must have been one that showed Elvis Presley as signing the book out.  I didn't notice that until I had printed it out, and was placing it on my notebook. (All the more reason for me to LOVE this notebook)
The ABC's and 123's were just large font that I printed, colored, and cut out.
but how about that Vintage Ruler?  WOW - I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
Of course, what is school, without a "Word of the Day" and Zeal seemed to suit my project quite well, I think.
The finishing touch was my doodling and real denim flowers.
Yes, I really did use the fabric from an old pair of blue jeans.
They turned out better than I imagined.

All in all, I have to say.... I absolutely LOVE my new notebook.  I don't even know if I want to write in it now.  Maybe I should pass it along as a gift.  I don't know.  But I truly had a ton of fun creating this very fun and fab notebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by....
I hope that you were inspired to give something like this a try.
It's time to get moving, and hop on over to Fiki's Blog.  You are sure to be amazed with her beautiful work.
But before you go... Don't forget to leave a comment below, in order to be in for a chance to win these two fantastic Digi's.

Challenges I'm Entering:

August 25, 2016

Make A Splash


Greetings everyone... Whew, this month has just flown by.  Kids around here have started School, and I am still wondering what happened to Summer. (Even if it does still feel like Summer to me)  Time just gets away, and goes by WAY TOO FAST....  I don't think I like that too much.  haha....

The challenge this month is "Make A Splash" over on Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog.  If you have a darling EB Stamp or Digi that would fit this theme, why not join in on the challenge?  We'd love to see your talent and creativity.

Today I have a card to share with you featuring one of Elisabeth Bell's darling little Peekers.  This one is called "Birdy Peeker" and was once released by SCACD.  I absolutely ADORE all of my Little Peeker Stamps.



The papers that I've chosen were taken out of scraps stash.  I thought the bright pinkish purple would be fun to work with.  I think it's been a while since I used these bold colors.
I would love to be able to tell you which Copic Colors I used, but for the life of me I can not find the paper that I had the colors written down on.  I believe the pink dress was RV17, RV19.... And the green was YG05, but other than that, I can't remember what else I used...Oh well.... such is life.....This is what happens when you color up your image, and then it sits on your desk for about 2 weeks.  Somehow my list of colors disappeared.  (My husband is probably the culprit)  LOL

I also dug into my stash of odds and ends, and found these two perfectly matched buttons, I just had to use them, a little bit of this and that, and a card is made.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:



July 25, 2016

Ohhh How Sweet It Is......


Happy Monday everyone!!!

I know.... Monday's usually aren't the greatest day to try and be happy.... But I have to try anyway, don't I?  Besides.....  Who wouldn't be happy seeing this bright and cheery card?

There is a brand new challenge today over on Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  You won't want to miss out on the fun this month.  Do you have an Elisabeth Bell Stamp or Digi? And do you love the Strawberry or Red color?  Well what are you waiting for?  It's time to get crafting, and join us for this months "Strawberries and Red" theme....

I truly do love the way this one turned out.  This darling Elisabeth Bell stamp was once released by Whiff of Joy.  I really have no idea if she ever had a name, because she was part of a stamp kit.  If she DOES have a name, I would love to know what it is...  She really is a beauty, isn't she?



The papers that I used are digital papers that I made.... If you are interested in them, you can find them on my Etsy page.  They are part of a 6 paper set called "Strawberry Fields"
My beautiful stamped image was colored with Copics.  The strawberry flowers were also designed by me, as well as the Large Strawberry, and then cut out using my Silhouette.  The sentiment, I thought, was a perfect addition.  This one is a rubber stamp from Magnolia..., Either way, it was the perfect accessory for this card.

There really isn't a whole lot left for me to tell you, about this card.  I think it speaks for itself.

The Challenges that I've decided to Enter:



July 22, 2016

A Little Something Different - Elisabeth Bell's July 2016 Digi Release



My oh my, it's been a crazy few weeks here for me.  Needless to say, I have really struggled in the Mojo department.  However, I managed to finish up just in time.

My "project" for this months Digi Bell's Blog Hop is a bit different, something I just had to attempt, and thankfully it worked.  LOL

Hopefully, you are joining the Digi Bells for this months Blog Hop, and you should have arrived here from Sebrina's Blog.  If not, please go back to the Digi Bell's Blog, and hop along with us.
You could be one of the 3 lucky winners of these two darling Digi's.


I have created a hand fan.  No, not that fancy accordion fold style fan. (I think that might be for the sophisticated people to use, I am definitely not that)  LOL


But living in the south, we have had some extremely hot temperatures over the past 2 weeks, and I couldn't help myself.  I just wanted a fan with a handle that I could pick up at any given moment, and use it....  So that's exactly what I set out to make....



This is quite durable, but what makes it even better is that it is SO STINKING CUTE....


On one side I've used BOTH of the Digi's that are being released today, They are just so perfect for using together.  However, photographing this project wasn't exactly the easiest.  But here goes.....

This adorable little sunshine is also a digi from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.
He is called "Mister Sunshine"
The butterfly, however, is NOT an available digi, but is an accessory stamp also by E.B.
Once part of a kit that I had gotten from Whiff of Joy, I believe.

The tree was drawn in, and colored, 


A view from an angle, I wanted to show the 3D effect that I did for these two little dolls.
I thought it turned out pretty good.


and of course I didn't only decorate the front, The back matches as well,
Do you see that adorable vibrant beach ball?
Well the entire back is THAT ball, and colored the same way.


All of my coloring has been done with Copic markers, and my sky background was done with Stampin' Up Chalks.

In between the 2 circles, (inside the center of this fan) I've used a round cardboard cake board.
This gave this fan some durability.
I've coated a thin layer of Mod Podge over everything, just to seal and protect it from dirt or normal wear.
DO I INTEND ON ACTUALLY USING THIS FAN?

ABSOLUTELY......

As a matter of fact, I already have, and believe me....

When waving this it really creates quite a breeze.

A strange project maybe, but DEFINITELY worth every minute of my time.
It is both Useful, and Adorable to look at.

I hope you enjoyed my creation today.

Now it's time to hop on over to Andrea's Blog, Such a talent, she surely has some gorgeous inspiration to share with you as well.


Challenges I've Decided to Enter: