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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

DigiBell DT Card

Posting for The Digi Bells DT Blog Today!!!
I have chosen the cutest, adorablest, melt my heart image called PATI"S KISSES!!!
You can find her in EB Digital Collection Here
Used Anki's sketch (below) at BnWhistles and the twist was to add favorite shape!! Well if you follow me..... I bet you know that I just Luuurrrrvvveee Butterflies :)  So guess what my fave shape is~~~~yupper a new CC Design Butterfly ----GORGEOUS IT IS!!!!!!!!!!

Colored image with my fave Copics (E's for hair...BG's for outfit...W's for bear~~~ Added Sparkly Fluff to some of bear to give him that soft, cuddly feel....and then dotted fluff with stardust stickles alittle :o) Used White Gelly Roll pen for add polka dots to her blouse and freckles.  Softened background while image still in SB oval die with SU "taken with teal" and then litely inked edges with TH brushed corduroy.
PTI cardstock used with Echo Park Striped paper.  Fancy die cut behind image is Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval Window~~Oh so lovely!!!  I inked all layers with TH brushed corduroy for that antiquey/vintagy look ;)  Added pearls with Viva Decor Magic Transparent Perlen Pen~~just love how it lets papers color shine thru!!  Sentiment and sprigs are Hero Arts Stamps.  Pleated ribbon is from May Arts and finished with a few pearls from stash.

Few Challenges entering are:
BnWhistles~~Sketch with a twist!!
Copic Creations #56~~ Blue-Greens
Totally Gorjuss #95~Anything you'd like :)
Little Darlings #6~~ Pleats and ruffles
Truly deeply appreciate your visit and comments!! Happy Labor Day and Weekend to All!!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Need your Help!!!!

Added Edit~~Thanks to all......Donny and his truck have been found.  With sadness in my heart--Donny had passed away.  My thoughts and prayers are with his fellow truckers and family.
This is not attributed to crafting but..... I am reaching out for help!  Our son is an over the road trucker driver and hauls food products to the west coast and back to Wisconsin for a company called Heim Trucking.  I recently became aware that Heim Trucking is missing one of their truck's and its driver....they haven't been able to contact the driver since Monday, and he was supposed to unload his truck yesterday, but never showed up.  This is totally out of character for this gentleman, and no one can get ahold of him.  We are worried that he may have had an illness, been in an accident, or something much worse may have happened.  If you could please take a few minutes to read the below info, and if you are in the Spokane, WA or Montana area if you could please keep a look out for this semi truck and driver that is GREATLY appreciated!!!!
We understand that if you're sitting at a computer reading this blog, you're probably not driving a motor vehicle. But maybe you will be soon. Trucker's Voice asked us to pass along this message about finding a missing trucker. We're happy to help. Here's the message: 

Heim Trucking Co Denmark, WI 54208 has a missing driver, truck, load and trailer.
Driver is Donald F. Badora 66 years old
Tractor is a 2003 flat top single bunk Peterbuilt model 379 Dark Maroon with Black fenders long wheel base. License Plate is 2953 unit #164
Trailer is a 1996 Great Dane Spread Axle Refrigerated with a TK unit on it the trailer has a blue unit and top and bottom rails painted. License plate ST20306 unit 50T
The load is cheddar block cheese.
The driver was last heard from Eastbound on I-90 by Spokane, WA
The Idaho and MT police departments issued an attempt to locate order.
Mike Heim
OOIDA number 200251
I personally thank you so very much for taking the time to read this~~~if you know anything we so appreciate your help!!! 

SWC DT Card!!

Posting for Sunday's with Crissy today!! It is challenge #20~~ K.I.S.S.--Keep It Simple Stamper!!!!!   I have chosen to use one of Crissy's new digi images for this month called "Forget Me Not"~~She is just the sweetest little darling!!!!
I printed "Forget Me Not" and sentiment on 80# Classic Columns Cover paper from Pretzel City Paper~~I won this paper in a drawing a couple years ago.   It is a soft green, speckled and lined paper.  
Made a Tent Card with Gift Card Holder!!
Colored image with Prisma pencils.  Opening made with SB Blossom nestie and sponged Studio G green chalk ink on blossom edge before stamping with Yumy's Garden tapestry stamps to create the flowery scene. Dotted itsy bitsy flower centers with diamond stickles and it surely does sparkle in the light :-)  Added same flowery scene in the grass around "Forget Me Not"
This view shows the tent shape
This is the back of card.  SU Bigz Scallop envelope die and dp made gift card holder and sentiment "just for you" is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  Finished with velcro and Black glitter dot for envelope closure.

You still have time to enter your K.I.S.S. creation~~it goes until August 31st at noon!!  
To enter your card into our challenge please find the inlinkz option on Sarah's post HEREMore information about downloading your card can be found on Sarah's post.  
Thanks for visiting~~it truly warms my heart!!!
Mary Lou

Thursday, August 25, 2011

EB World Bingo

Good Day Elisabeth Bell Fans!!!
It is August and time for another EBWorld Challenge.....
create something using this Bingo Board.  
Have Fun!!!!
Pick 3 in a row either across, down, or diagonal and if you are like me.....when I finished my card I realized I could use either chipboard/lace/punches going down --OR-- Ribbon/Lace/Flowers going across :D
I used... Country Ride from The SweetArt Girls II collection--the newest addition to the Belles 'n Whistles Family!!!!!
I have to tell you I tried something alittle different~~stamped image--Country Ride with versamark watermark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Hard to photograph cuz of the reflection but.... it is different :) 
Took several pics with different lightings and hopefully between the 3 you can see all the detail and fun that I put into this card~~not sure if I would stamp an image to color like this again but Oh well... this is truly a sweet and relateable image :)  Our oldest, Kim had a pink bike when she was little but when sonny came along he spray painted it black and took the basket off and attached a horn!!  Sure beat buying a new bike... LOL

OH--oh-- have to share..... the doily behind Sweet country ride is a heirloom from my grandpa's little country store/tavern where my Dad was raised.  When it came time to sell the place a few years ago--we all got a little keepsake and there was a whole box of these beauties--Gosh they are beautiful but really delicate--probably at least 80 years old :)  I had added some TH walnut stain ink and diamond stickles to the one on the card :)
Be sure to check out the rest of my friends blogs for their lovely EB creations.  Find them all HERE!!!

Entering this in SSCC~~Summer Days is the theme and the products that Stampin Scrappin carries are Copics, TH distress inks, and Viva Decor pens!!!! Click here to find them all!!
Thanks for visiting and Have a truly lovely day!!!
Stamps: BnWhistles Country Ride from the SweetArt Girls II collection
Ink: Versamark and silver embossing powder,  computer generated saying, Copics, TH walnut stain and Antique Linen DI
Papers: DCWV textured and plain cardstock and BG sugar rush dp
Tools: MS scallop 3 dot punches, round corner punch
Embellies: Diamond stickles, Viva decor Rose paper pen, MiC chipboard leaves, ribbon, paper lace, Doily is an antique heirloom from my grandpa's store :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's August Digi Release Hop

Today is an exciting day cuz we are featuring Elisabeth Bell's newest Digi~~ in honor of Sweet Linda whose birthday is in August~~HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET LINDA!!!!!!
While on this fine venture...if you arrived here from The Uberly Amazing Lilian's Blog you are right on target.   To find the entire list or to start at the beginning GO HERE!!!
Here is.....
The sweetest, warmest and most sensational image called
Colored Lots of Love with Copics.  Stamped a design in corners with TH antique linen DI using Viva Decor labeling fields stamp--then topped with Diamond stickles and Viva Decor Cream pearls. 
Diamond stickles gave sparkle to the bouquet of flowers as well as the distressed edges of all the dp layers.  Flowers made with Marianne creatable dies--love these dies!!!  Sentiment is SU and check out the leaves on the base of card.  May Arts has this leaf ribbon that has a soft chamois look and feel.... I cut it apart and layered it under the Marianne paper leaves~~Oh so pretty~ :)   The gorgeous dp is MME-Stella Rose.  The image was framed using SU scalloped edge punches.  Other decorative edges were made with SB, MS and SU tools.  

This view shows glitz and sparkle on entire card!!
Followed this sketch from CLP ~~~ made an easel card.   Also entering in the Bunny Zoe's Easel Card Challenge!!
 Next you are headed to the Sweet Penni's Blog.
To have a chance at winning this digi you will have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. You have until September 2 at 9 AM to leave a comment. The winners will be picked and posted to the Digi Bells Blog on September 3.
The second way to win will be to do the hop leave comments and then to make a
card and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. "Made with Love". Using ANY Elisabeth
Bell image. This will also end on September 2 at 9 AM Arizona Time and the winner will be
posted on the Digi Bell's blog the next morning. (September 3)

Enjoy the day and appreciate your visit!!
Mary Lou

Friday, August 12, 2011

Digi Bells DT Card

Good Morning EB Friends
My post today features the adorably sweet digi image by EB called Pat-a-cake!!!

I have to share my thoughts when coloring this cute image......I wanted to do black and white :)  Well.......white to me is a challenge---so got out my Hero Arts soft sand shadow ink pad to enhance the embossing on the white and changed my mind~~~oh well... a woman's perogative Right!!!!! LOL   So my thoughts changed to vintagy elegance with sparkle and large pearls :D   
Onto my card......
Colored with Copics using the Grey tones~~N's for hair, C's for Mom's dress and W's for little guys outfit.  TH weather wood DI for softness and Stickles of course :D  Sentiment is SU whimsical words.
CS in black, white and beige.  Sizzix Ornate Flowers folder gave texture to white cs which was swiped with Hero Arts Softsand shadow Ink--Wow I like this look!!!  Finished with organza ribbon and Recollections pearls.
Couple Challenges entering today :)
Charisma Cardz #32~~Distressing
Creatalicious #24~~ Back in time 1920's --Vintagy, b/w, pearls

Truly Appreciate you visit and comments!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Belles 'N Whistles~~All Customer Blog Hop

To the Belles ‘n Whistles “All Customer Blog Hop”  I am so excited to be a part of this special release.   Along this hop you will find those new releases.   As customers of Belles ‘n Whistles,  we get to play along using any of our favorite BnW Stamps or older SweetArt stamps that were once sold by Sugar Nellie.....

Today we are celebrating  the rebirth of the darling SweetArt girls designed by none other than Artist Elisabeth Bell. Belles ‘n Whistles now has a total of 17 SweetArt girls in their store.  They were just too beautiful to be left sitting in the archives.  Elisabeth Bells talent deserves better than storage, don’t you think?

If you have just popped in, it would be great if you started in the beginning, and hopped along with us. You will find the master list of participants over on the Belles ‘n Whistles Inspirational Blog.  To keep things easy, please follow that list and leave a comment on each blog.  Do you know why?  Because YOU could win a stamp from Belles ‘n Whistles, just for leaving some love along the way.  There will be FIVE winners chosen randomly from comments that have been left along the way.  No one knows who’s blog the winners will come from.

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or Lemonade and enjoy all the fun and exciting things we, the Belles ‘n Whistles Customers, have to share with you today.
Now onto my creation~~~  I used an EB image of old from Sugar Nellie Stamps called Windswept.  If you ~~Click Here~~ it will take you to the Most Amazing Artist of all!!~~ Elisabeth Bells Blog and you can see where and maybe when this little cutie will resurface :)  
Made a card with matching journaling notebook!!
Colored images with copics and for sun and sky backgrounds I used TH-DI.  Used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl Blog!! Accented with lots and lots of sparkle using Viva Decor Pens, Viva crystal gel using Crafter's Workshop swirls template and glitter dots which can all be found at the SCACD Store.  Paper ribbon ruffle border made with a Marianne creatable--these dies cut so nicely everytime :D  Cardstock and dp is all from SU. Doily made with SB Contemporary Hearts Shapeabilities~~inked with TH Mustard seed and tea DI~~then took my Viva pens to add pearl drops :)
Used the masking technique to add the Magnolia fence and sky.  Her apron and shoes were coated with Sparkle Mod Podge--oh so pretty with the sparkly shine and colored flecks~~shucks it doesn't really show in pics :)
Sentiment is MFT Die-namics set.  
Flower arrangement includes Prima painterly petal and camelot rose along with Wild orchid roses and aster daisies.  Leaves made with Nellie Snellen and MS punches.  
 I am honored to be part of this wonderful B'nW  Hop~~ Thanks for visiting and Do leave a comment cuz you may end up winning a stamp from B'nWhistles!!!

A few challenges I would love to enter are:
The Sugar Bowl #64~~ Kiki's Sketch w/ opt lace theme-- my card has a paper lace border in green dp
BnWhistles ~~So girly!!
Bunny Zoe Crafts #14~~Fun in the Sun
Charisma Cardz #31~~Bingo (I went first row vertical --flowers, pearls, glitter)
Paper Shelter #25~~Flowers, Flowrs, Flowers
Copic Creations #55~~ Landscape Designs
CYDA #26~~Birthday Celebrations--Happy Birthday to CYDA Blog!!!

God Bless