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Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Zoe!!

Zoe of MiCrafty has had a birthday~~Yeah!!!!!!  Her wonderful DT has surprised her by disguising her birthday celebration as a christmas blog hop.  WOW what an AMAZING team indeed~~~unique and fabulous creations in honor of ZOE!!!!!!!  If you haven't checked out the new images ----don't wait ~~they are incredible!!!!!!!  I ordered mine already ;)   Now...part of the fun is to create a new project using any MiCrafty image or chippie and you could receive a cute image called Party Girl Zoe.
I definitely wanted to join in is my card using MiC Summer Dreams
Tried a hand at sheer coloring~~her hat, ribbon on hat and dress--Hmmm..... What do you think????  I am gonna have to practice alittle or maybe alot more LOL
Used copic YG03 on white pearls so they matched her outfit :)  The SU roses in the background on the blossoms die were first stamped with Studio G gold ink and again stamped with memento rich cocoa ink and on the rich cocoa flowers I added scattered straw distressed stickles.  Edges were softened with studio G gold ink and then alittle TH antique linen over that.
Her hat brim and on the ground I also used scattered straw stickles :)
Happy Birthday Zoe~~extending wishes of health, happiness and peace to you!!!
Challenges would like to enter:
Make It Colorful ~~Christmas Blog Hop
Make It Colorful #37~~Sheer Clothing (tried a hand at Her hat and dress) 
Totally Papercrafts #86~~ Autumn
Little Darlings #8~~ Fall or Halloween
Creatalicious #26~~Anything goes

Stamps:  MiCrafty Summer Dreams, SU Elements of Style, Lizzie Anne Sentiment
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, Studio G gold, TH antique linen
Paper:  Echo Park Victoria Gardens, Bazzill textured CS, Pretzel City Column paper
Tool:  SB Blossom, Blossom three and Labels 14
Embellies:  Pearls, Scattered Straw distress stickles
Thanks for stopping by friends!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Digi Bells DT Card

Today I have a card with a very SPECIAL digi by The Fabulous EBell!!!
You can find this gorgeous image in EB's Digital Collection Gallery
Colored this gorge parasol with Copics and pencils (blue is my ultimate FAVE color and here I used the BV shade--AMAZING hey)!!  Cut out with SB labels three. Sentiment is from "Just Rite" birthday sentiments set.  Image and sentiment all given dimension with foam tape:)  Used MS scallop 3-dot RTP punches and EK Success made the swirls in the flower arrangement!  Flowers are Prima which I added alittle copic color to match the image :)  Sparkle was added with Viva deor Holo Iridescent glitter pen~~oh YES I just couldn't let it be tooo simple :D
BEAUTIOUS BUTTERFLY~~White staz on ink stamped onto vellum~~Isn't it GORGEOUS!!!!
Close up here cuz it seems alittle fuzzy on other pic---reason is I had to take photos using kerosene lantern because we were without electricity last nite~~ don't know why???~~~yah yah that's what I get.. last minute deal with this girlie-- LOL!!!
So I am typing this post at 4:00am...........ANYWAY

I hope you join us at The Digi Bell's Blog September Challenge~~you could win the newest, most adorable Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte in honor of Our Teamie Lynda~~oh yes she had a Special Day!!!
We also have a new--fun--colorful Challenge going at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog too!!!!

Challenges I would love to enter
Simon Says Stamp~~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #33~~ One for the Girls
Pixie Cottage #89~~Pop It Up!!
Elphine House Australia #6~~Scrap it--I used violet cs from my scrap drawer ;)
CRAFT #122~~ Inspirational pic
BnWhistles~~choose favorite color choice
God Bless

Monday, September 26, 2011

SWC #21 DT Creation!!

Hello Sunday's with Crissy Friends!!!!  Our Challenge for the month of September is Friendship~~~create anything you feel pertains to friendship--easy don't you think???
I have altered a notebook...needed a prezzie for a little boy

Colored with copics and pastel pencils.  Added background with TH stormy sky and vintage photo DI's.  Cut out image with SB peony nestie and the little sparkle around bottom of image is Viva Decor Holo iridescent glitter liner.  Papers are BG mannakech pack.  Dp under image was embossed using CB script folder and then swiped with TH walnut stain ink.  Edges were punched with EK Success paw print~~cute and fitting for this image :)  Sentiment is a Stampendous stamp.
Now the wooden fence.... I got at Michael's discount store and Inked by swiping with TH aged mahogany, then vintage photo and then alittle walnut stain....finished with Kaiser pearls~~I like how it turned out :)
Pic of inside cover~~once again used BG dp's and blue cardstock.  SB mega oval nesties used with sentiment from Hero Arts stamped with Rich Cocoa memento ink--added a MS butterfly and the background vines are a stamp I got from my mom...I like the softness it added :)
"This book belongs to" was computer generated and cut out with peony SB nesties.  The top and bottom dp was created using SU scallop border punch.  Both sentiments were outlined with Viva glitter liner too!! Love that sparkle LOL
This is the back cover.  BG dp with paw prints punch along edge and then added more MS butterflies and Viva decor glitter liner.
We would love it if you joined in the fun at Sunday's with Crissy!!  Please link your creation to Sarah's post HERE!!!
Also check out Crissy's newest digi's and stamps at Whimsy Here!!! They are truly a must have!!!
I also want to let you know that I have used Crissy's image called "Baby Elephant" to make a baby card recently~~~Click Here to take you to the post!!

Entering challenges:
Simon Says Stamp~~ Use dies and/or punches
TTT #51~~ Project for child or teenager
The Paper Shelter #32~~ Anything Goes
Copic Creations #58~~coloring fur with a bright twist (if you like)

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless You!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

EB World

Happy Fall My Dear EB Friends!!!
I am here to share and invite you to join in The Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge for September.  Our theme this month is ......Photo Inspiration of Fall Leaves--use more than 3 shades of fall colors (red, orange, gold, green, brown)
Hope you are able to find time to show any of your E.Bell images some love and create anything with fall colors!!!

My project includes an image from the SweetArt Girls II collection
Sass 'n Class
Isn't Sass just the neatest image ever!!! She definitely has Class!!!  Colored with copics. AtYou Spica gold pen used on jewelry, wand and watch.  
I altered this brown gift bag--see below:D

What you think of this card???~~I stamped image onto dp with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  It had the washed out, faded look... so I decided to give her outfit alittle color--just to make her pop slightly from the design on the paper :) 
Hanging sign post is a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish with a Just Rite stamped sentiment.  Inked wooden sign post with TH vintage photo DI.  Gosh it turned out COOL!!!!!!
Ok dear friends ---your turn to create with any of your EBell images!!  Be sure to check out all my wonderful teamies creations for inspiration.  Find them all Here!!

Challenges Entering:
Beary Scrap #34~~Happy Fall Y'all
The Craft Garden~~ inspirational picture
I Copic #48~~Unloved Colors
Elphine House~Australia #6~~ "Scrap It"
SSS challenge~~  Dies to Die for
Charisma Cardz #38~~Card and Giftbag or box

Stamps:  BnWhistles Sass 'n Class, Inkadinkado (HB), PTI (friends sentiment), Just Rite sign sentiment
Ink: Copics, TH spiced marmalade & vintage photo inks, ATYOU Spica gold and green pens
Paper:  Scraps from Me and My Big Ideas, BG Indian Summer pack, PTI brown cardstock
Tools:  Fiskars border punch, SB ribbon banner and mega oval dies, HC leaf die
Embellies:  Petaloo large cream flower(on gift bag) and butterfly; Kaisercraft Wooden sign flourish; Viva Decor Kiwi pen; Wild Orchid pearls;  Recollection(large flower on card) and Modern Romance flowers; Dress It Up leaves

Appreciate you stopping by and would love you to leave a comment~~~Would truly make me 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Joyous Snowman

Wild Orchid Challenge has a Christmas Themed Sketch this week. 
 Made a card using WOJ Herb snowman stamp. 

Used Copics and pastel pencil. Added snow with DecoArt glistening snowwriter. The cool silver candy diecuts I got from Susie Sugar at Die Cut Dreams as candy last season :)~~Thanks Susie these are Fab!!!!!!  MS  punches fancied the corners of image and gave branches to the flowers :)  Flowers; stamens; "siam pink" seam binding; stars and pearls are all from Wild Orchid!!!!  Mmm love their stuff!!!!!  Sparkled flowers with silver glitter glue.  DP is Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly pack.

Entering Into These challenges:
Wild Orchid #32~~ Christmas Sketch above
Die Cut Dreams #98~~ Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp~~dies to die for--use dies and/or punches

Thanks for your visit and love all comments or questions :D

Friday, September 16, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's September Digi Release

Elisabeth Bell has presented this Wonderful Digi Image in honor of our Wonderful Lynda~~~Happy Birthday Sweet Sweet Lynda....Hmmm I wonder how old she is....oh that doesn't matter cuz we all stop aging after college!! :o)
Singing......"Happy Birthday To you".....
****Here is****
***Lil' Lynda's Piano Forte***
If you are hopping along this fun and amazing EB Digi path and have arrived here from the Sensational Janiel's are right on track.  If not then find the entire hop list Here on the Digi Bell's Blog!!!  
I made a card/gift box set with this precious Lil' Lynda Image:)
OMG~~This is soooo SWEET!~~Sugary Sweet like our Sweet Lynda herself!!!!!
Inside and outside of gift box~~~papers are October Afternoon--Thanks Jennifer!!!!!

Check out those Melissa Frances 1962 embellishments which I added color to with Copics and then spritzed with Tsukineko sparkle sheer shimmer spritz--Ohlala they do glisten :)  Then the seam binding I got from a friend--made bows.... which I distressed with Copics also!!  Flowers are a combo of Wild Orchid and Modern Romance.  
Shows sparkle--painted entire box with sparkle modge podge~~~glistened dress and hairbow with Glamour Dust Ice Crystal glitter paint from Susana's Store~~ dress ruffle is stardust stickles~~shoe is diamond glaze~~silver spica pen for dog tag and heart on doll dress.

Next stop along the path is the Sweet Kiki's Blog!!

To win the digi you will have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  You will have until
September 30 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be picked and posted to 
the Digi Bells Blog on November 1st. 
 The second way to win.  You will need to do the hop... leaving comments and then to make a
card and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. The theme is very very easy peasy......"ANYTHING GOES". Using ANY Elisabeth Bell image. This will also end on September 30 at 9 AM Arizona Time and the winner will be posted on the Digi Bell's blog November 1st.

Would love to enter a few challenges:
Pixie Cottage #87~~sketch/fussy and fancy or both--I chose fussy and fancy :)
Die Cut Dreams #98~~ Flower Power
Creatalicious #26~~Anything Goes
Simon Says~~ Sing It!!!
TopTip Tuesday #51~~ Birthday Time!!!
Truly Scrumptious #65~~ Decorate the inside!! 

Love your visits and Blessings to all!!!!!
Mary Lou

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pixie Cottage New Rubber!!!!!

Hey Friends.......
Must Check
New Rubber

Here are a few of my Favorite stamps

Aren't they just the most precious and irresistable bears you ever met!!!
Go Here to see more details on other new stamps!!!
Thanks Michelle for this fantastic opportunity!!!

Baby Girl Elephant Card!

Hello~~Meet "Baby Elephant" by Crissy Armstrong!!!
Isn't this just the sweetest baby elephant!!!  I had a request for a baby girl easel card and..... the baby's room theme is Teal and elephants--How cute!!!:D
Here is my card....................Tell me what you think!!!
Colored Baby Elephie with copics and pastel pencils.  Cut out with SB Circle nestie and matted with SB scallop nestie and third layer was a SB scallop octagon nestie.  Image edges softened with SU Taken w/teal ink and blinged with Viva Decor glitter liner pen.  The sentiment is from a NEW Blog I found one day~~~Netty's Cards...and she has freebies!! Click Here to check out her fun stuff!!!!  THANKS NETTY!!!!
Easel Card was made using dp's from DCWV Garden Party (teal) and KandCo. Specialty Pack.  If you look close you will see corners on front were punched with MS scallop 3 dot corner punch and the Kand Co dp was dry embossed with CB swiss dot folder and then I swiped dots with SU Taken w/teal ink.  
Base was designed the same only the dry embossed teal scallop circle mat was dry embossed with different CB folder and once again swiped with SU teal ink. **TIP for TTT~~for dry embossing to really stand out just swipe it with ink to darken pattern as you see above!!!! The verse is Hampton Art--Love and Joy-- stamp. Used TH spun sugar ink and softened edges with SU taken teal while still in SB nesties. Edged with Viva Decor Glitter Liner pen--added MS butterflies and Prima Pearl swirls--which were used throughout the card--on sentiment, butterflies, base!!
The SB oval on middle of card is for personal message to be written is desired :)

Now this cute elephant by Crissy Armstrong comes as a Digi at Squigglefly which can be found a rubber  stamp at Whimsy Stamps which can be found HERE!!!!!!

Challenges Entering:
Simon Says~~ Multifold Cards
Truly Scrumptious #65~~ Decorate inside of card
ICopic #47~~High Contrast
Stamp Something~~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts #16~~Sketch (I rotated it :))
TTT #51~~Birthday Time or birth

Your visit and comments always bring a smile to my face and brighten my day!!!
Hugz and blessings
Mary Lou

Monday, September 5, 2011

DigiBell DT and LOTV Cards

Wishes for a Wonderful Labor Day to ALL!!!!
Hang in there this is kind of a long post!!
I have two creations here today~~Oh I love it when I have off of work and time to play~~YIPPEEE!!!!  
My First...... is My DigiBells DT creation!!!
I altered a notebook and It turned out so Luciously Gorgeous--in my eyes :D  LOL
Used the EB Digi Image~~"A Tasty Read"~~which you can find in her Collection Here!!!
Colored with Copics--Accented with Gelly Roll white pen--Inked edges with TH mustard seed and then walnut stain DI's.  Cut out with SB oval nestie using the out of the ?????? technique~~oh drawing a blank :) Oh well it is a day to not think--right???:D
Used this sketch from Totally Gorjuss~~oh so fun!!!!
More details~~ Papers used are MME-Stella and Rose pack!! Image is popped upon a SB Beaded Circle which was cut out of a soft colored orange cardstock and then sponged with TH--DI's like the image was ;)  Gave it a vibrant glow!  Fancied corners of notebook with SB Fleur De Lis Pendant die.  Detailing added using Viva Decor cream pearl pen, MS butterfly punches, Modern Romance flowers that I got at Michael's, twine, and EK Success corner punch made the little leaves.
OK now I have to show you back of notebook.....
Entering Challenges: 
Stamp Something~~Digi Day
Totally Papercrafts #82 ~~ Not a card!!
Charisma #35~~Anything Goes
My second card......~~ LOTV easel card~~can be anniversary, wedding, engagement, or just an "I Love You" card!!!  Pops has a fabby sketch at The LOTV Challenge Blog!!!
Papers are Prima Sparkling Spring Collection.  All matting done with black CS.  See the MiCrafty Chippie in the corner-I painted with Iridescent medium and added Viva glitter liner pearl and PM rhinestone--Oh I love these chippies!!!!!!
Inside of card:  Added a CB embossed tag--inked edges and embossed swirls with TH Stormy sky and then added viva decor rose and lt blue paper pen pearls!!  Below are close ups!

Tried my hand at Watercoloring with TH--DI's.  Quite fun I thought :D What do you think of the end result~Would love to know?????  Isn't this image just the SWEETEST!!  After done coloring I added diamond glaze to her foot paddies and hearts :)~~teeny tiny PM rhinestones to some flower centers :)~~ a few lime green stickles in the grass :)~~and his tail is glaze topped with halographic glitter :D  Outlined SB nesties with Viva Decor glitter liner!!  Enough sparkle for you--LOL!!!!
Flowers are Wild Orchid and others from my stash. They have all been sparkled with stardust stickles.  The Leaves are FSS and I gave them some Viva glitter liner pearls too :)

Joining Challenges at:
LOTV #113~~ Pops sketch above
Wild Orchid #31~~Tags, Tags
SSCC~~Anything Goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy Sept~~ Last challenge--Pink