April 25, 2016

We're Making Our Own Flowers ... and I truly did!


Happy Monday!
I know, I know.... most people don't think Mondays are all that happy.  LOL
But I have to say it is, because I'm thrilled to be sharing this post today.
We have a brand new challenge over on the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog.  Such a simple challenge, that I had to go to the extreme and take the theme very literal.  LOL

The challenge you ask?  Well, we are to make our own flowers.  Sooooo I did exactly that!!!  Not to mention, I put my crystal vase to good use.  At least these flowers won't die off anytime soon.


I've used the ever so pretty "Spring Leap" from Elisabeth Bell.  You may recall, she was a freebie in one of her recent Ebooks.  Don't you just love the surprise freebies??  This one is absolutely beautiful. Actually ALL of Lissybee's work is Absolutely Beautiful.  
Anyway... So this is what I came up with using the gorgeous "Spring Leap"




And a closer view!



I had a blast creating my "Paper Bouquet"
Yes, every single piece is made from paper.
I used a paper rose template that I found on DIY NETWORK BY Lia Griffith.
Printable templates, and full photo instructions for those of you who need those.

I rarely follow directions completely.  
I find that I always end up modifying things,
and this was no exception. haha
 
The greenery, (leaves, and ferns etc.) were cut on my Silhouette.
the little white flowers are just punched from a tiny flower paper punch, and then clued on a fern type of cut-out.

My darling image is colored with Copics.

My fingers are sore.  I think I've cracked or split my poor thumbs playing with all of that floral wire, hot glue, and floral tape.  I do hope my thumbs will forgive me, and decide to feel better.  BUT... It was worth it all.
This beautiful arrangement now sits in front of my window in my bedroom.
I have a permanent vase of roses now.

Challenges I am entering:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and taking a look. =)

April 22, 2016

Blog Hop Day is TODAY...RIGHT NOW... Featuring Elisabeth Bell's Birthday Muffin Angel




Happy Friday!!!
I'm so excited about the Digi Bell's Blog Hop today.
I absolutely LOVE BLOG HOP DAY!!!
If you are here for the Digi Bells blog hop, hopefully you've arrived from our Awesome Anet's Blog
If you haven't and you would like to join us on our quick little blog hop, then why not hop on over to The Digi Bells Blog and start the hop off from there?

We wouldn't want you to miss anything.
Today, we are featuring an oldie, but definitely a goodie.
I am soooo glad that Lissybee has brought this little Birthday Muffin Angel back as a Digi.
She is absolutely too cute for words.

What was a girl to do with such a cutie?
I just had to create a muffin or cupcake themed card.

Is it possible to say that was WAY too much fun? 
I've used Copics for my coloring (I can't live without them)
and have used my Silhouette to create the cupcake shaped card.
I truly love the papers I've chosen to use as well.
The floral paper is from The Paper Studio, called "Happy All Over - Floral", and the others were just your ordinary plain cardstock, one of which I colored and the other, a basic pink that I embossed a little bit.

Well....that's all from me for today...
Make sure you leave a comment below, before hopping on out of here and heading over to our Sensational Sebrina's Blog

Challenges I've Entered:




March 18, 2016

Hurray!!! It's Blog Hop Day....



Happy Friday!!!
I'm so excited about the Digi Bell's Blog Hop today.
I absolutely LOVE BLOG HOP DAY!!!
If you are here for the Digi Bells blog hop, hopefully you've arrived from our lovely Alethea's Blog
If you haven't and you would like to join us on our quick little blog hop, then why not hop on over to The Digi Bells Blog and start the hop off from there.
We wouldn't want you to miss anything.
I have used "Pie On The Window Sill Peeker" 

Wow .. What fun this was to play with...
I've used Copics for my coloring (I can't live without them)
and have used lots of cuts from my Silhouette to embellish.
I truly love the papers I've chosen to use as well.
Both are from The Paper Studio, but the floral one is called "Happy All Over - Floral"
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper... I Almost didn't want to cut into it.

As you may have already read.... we will have THREE winners this month... and a FABULOUS little Coloring Challenge.

The Great thing about the coloring challenge is that you don't HAVE to create something... All you have to do is COLOR.... We want to see....

I have truly been enjoying some late night coloring lately, just as some down time, and relaxation.  It's very therapudic!  

The best part about it, is that I've decided to make them larger, so that I can add them to a book when I'm done.  If I keep going, I will soon have my own finished Coloring Book to look through whenever I wish to.
This is what I've done with Elisabeth Bell's "Mailbox Peeker"
Nothing Fancy... Just sat down and colored.
and when I was finished, I put a bit of glue on the back, and added it to my blank handmade Coloring book.  

So why not grab an Elisabeth Bell stamp or Digi... and even a Freebie, and share your coloring with the Digi Bells for a chance to win this darling little Pie on the Window Sill Peeker.

That's all from me for today...
Make sure you leave a comment below, before hopping on out of here and heading over to our Amazing GDT Jeanettes Blog

Challenges I've Entered:




February 26, 2016

HOPPY Easter,,, LOL



Happy Friday....  Just a quick post from me today.... I was in the coloring mood last night, and decided I'd create a card when I was finished.  What a concept, right?  LOL

This absolutely ADORABLE Easter Bunny, is from The Paper Shelter.  I have loved this digi ever since I got it a couple of years ago.  I can't tell you how many times I've printed this cutie out nice and big and had a blast coloring, but this time, this cutie has finally made it to a card.  =)


I've used both Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils.  I'm sure you can tell that the eggs are not done with copics.  (Too many tiny details for my hands to handle in my spur of the moment late night coloring adventure)

I hope that you enjoy this little cutie as much as I do.

I thought I would enter these challenges:





February 25, 2016

A little bit of Beauty for you today.....



The challenge this month over at Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog  is a Color Challenge.
We are using "Green & Gold"

 We would love to have you join us.
This is a Different color combo, one that I don't use that often, I think it's great to see what everyone will do with these colors.

This adorable little girl is called "Little Friends".  I believe she was once upon a time a Rubber Stamp from SCACD, but has since been released as a Digital Stamp by Elisabeth Bell.  You can of course find her in Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  She is just such a little cutie, don't you think?

Yes...Yes...Yes, she is perfect for creating a "St. Patricks" themed birthday card, don't you think?  I just HAD to make some shamrocks, and draw and color in a rainbow behind her.
Maybe she should have had a pot of gold too...  LOL
I've used Copics of course, and my card was made with only ONE paper, which is also that paper that makes up the card base. 

I created the shamrock/grass bottom edge border using my silhouette, and then added extra shamrocks for a 3D effect on those, then adding a touch of gold stickles to the edges. I love how they look.  =)

Some Fun Challenges I thought I would Enter:



February 19, 2016

The Digi Bells Blog Hop... EB Digi Release February 2016



Happy Friday!!!
I'm so excited about the Digi Bell's Blog Hop today.
We have 2 VERY adorable Digi's to share.

If you are here for the blog hop, hopefully you've arrived from our wonderful GDT Jeanettes Blog

If you haven't and you would like to join us on our quick little blog hop, then why not hop on over to The Digi Bells Blog and start the hop off from there.  We wouldn't want you to miss anything.

Because we have 2 very adorable Digi's, I have created two separate cards.
I think they BOTH needed to have their moment in the Spotlight.  Don't you think so?

I have used "Mommy's Little Helper" and combined her with the darling little puppy from Elisabeth Bell's EBook a few months ago.  Also adding in some background elements, and this is what I came up with.


I've used my Copics for coloring this little scene. And then just used up a few odds and ends I hadn't used in a while, and ta-da.... This is what I came up with.

I thought I would also share the card I created a few years ago back when Belles 'n Whistles released the "Change-a-Belles Collection" so you could see how I used this sweet little girl back then.

and then the inside looked like this....

I love that "Mommy's Little Helper" is so versitile.... There are so many possibilities for using her. 

That's all from me for today...

Make sure you leave a comment below, before hopping on out of here and heading over to our Amazing GDT Anet's Blog.

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January 25, 2016

Sweet Valentine Cutie



Hi All, So glad you're here.

Today we begin our first challenge of 2016. The challenge this month over at Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog  is "Valentines". 
(Talk about too easy)

I hope that if you are visiting my blog, that you will take the time to hop over to Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog, and check it out.  We would love to have you join us.

This adorable little girl is called "Beary Big Hugs".  She was last released by Belles 'n Whistles.  She has been a favorite of mine ever since she was first released. (I have even used her as my signature.) I just LOVE her to pieces.  She is just such a little cutie, I can't help myself.

Yes...Yes...Yes, she is a little doll.  I've just realized as I'm posting this, that she is colored almost exactly the way my signature image is...haha.
I think I could color her several times over and never get tired of her.
I've used Copics of course, and my papers are all made by The Paper Studio.  (Hobby Lobby had a great sale on their papers, what can I say) *wink*

I love the burlap heart shape that I've used, even if it's being covered with my Roses, but the little feather boa type of thing sticking out behind it... OH MY... I love how that turned out.  I think it was just what this Sweet Valentine card needed.

Challenges that I'd like to enter: