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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SWC DT Card!!

Do you want to create with some super cute digi images???  If so; Crissy Armstrong has a call out for you!!  Click Here to enter or find out details.  Now for my DT creation for Sunday's with Crissy ---Our challenge #19 is to De-stress :)
This is Nose to Nose~I used a different skin tone~~curious to know what you think???  Isn't this just the most heart warming image you could ask for!!  I bet almost everyone can relate to this sweet digi :)  Colored with Copics and added Viva Decor black Pearl Pen to rivets and flower centers on pants :) Whimsy is having a fabulous 25% off all digi's thru July~~so don't wait any longer--Click Here to get your favorites!!!!
My de-stressing is shown with the BoBunny distressed dp, the doily behind the image was spot inked with Memento rich cocoa and Studio G green chalks ink, and the scalloped heart was also destressed with the Studio G green chalks ink.  Silly me has an issue with tearing and ripping papers LOL!!!
Check out the New MiC chippies (round leaves and butterfly) that I got from the SCACD Store!!!  They ROCK!!!!!  Inked chippie leaves with Studio G Chalks Ink--2 different green shades then added viva decor black pearls on a few leaves ;)  I inked the butterfly with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then smothered with distress orange and yellow stickles and finished with Viva black pearls again!!

Inside of card :)
Used the above sketch from Create4fun!!! Very very fun indeedy :D

Entering Challenges below:
Create4fun #88~~ sketch above
CYDA #25~~ Summertime
Allsorts #113~~ Free and Easy
Charisma Cardz #29~~ Sunshiny Colors
DieCut Dreams #94~~ Animal Antics
MiColorful #29~~color own embellishments
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #14~~Fun in the Sun

Appreciate your visit and love your comments!!  
God bless 

Monday, July 25, 2011

EBWorld Christmas In July Card

Hi again Elisabeth Bell Fans :)  
I made a Christmas Card for our "Christmas In July" challenge this month at EB World Challenge Blog.
I used the sweet sweet "Winter Emma" that Elisabeth made exclusively for SCACD!!  You can find her in the SCACD exclusive From the Vault File

Colored Emma and her kitty with Copics.  Added DecoArt glistening snow writer to trim on shirt (gave to coats to give the fluffy, thick, soft look)  and buttons on boots as well as earmuff band :)  Sugar Sparkly Fluff was placed on earmuff and added all over card and flowers to make it look like it is snowing.  Cut out image with SB Deckled Rectangle and matted with SB scalloped rectangle
Flowers and leaves are Prima assortment from my stash.  Diamond stickles glistened them up:)  Ribbon and lace finished the embellishments.  Merry Christmas was a stamp given to me from my Mom~~Thanks Mom!!!!:D

Entering the challenge....
SSCC~~ Bling Challenge--the items found at Stamping Scrapping store are Copics and Spellbinders that I used on my card :)
Appreciate You visiting--love your comments and Have a Blessed Day :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

FEW REMINDERS~~you may not want to miss out on!!

 Design Team Call 
Crissy Armstrong of  Sunday's with Crissy is looking for people who enjoy her images~Click Here for details.  Crissy is a super amazing artist with mega talent and I am Honored to be part of Crissy's Crew!!! 

Guest Design Team Call
The Digi Bell's Blog are looking for Guest Designers for August, September and November.    Click Here for details!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I have alittle surprise for you today!!  I have created a Patriotic themed card for a friend I work with.  I used E Bell's new digi "Sweet Tooth" found in her Digital Collection Here!!
OMGosh~~Isn't this just unbelieveable!!!! What a little doll she is!!!!  Reminds me of years gone by.  My g-pa owned a little country store and we loved peeking into his old fashioned glass candy counter~MMmmm Sweet :D   I printed image on watercolor paper and colored with TH distress inks.  Copics only on colored gumballs and the white ones I used Viva  Decor Magic white Pen so they pop out. Then I used diamond glaze around them to make the bubble look like glass~~IRL it turned out perfectly:)))  Tried to capture in next photo
The Whole card~~patriotic theme.  
My first doily flower. Base is SB beaded circle nestie with viva magic pearls. The gathered paper doily was inked with Red and blue ink before gathering and then spritzed entire flower with Tsukineko sparkle shimmer spritz before adhering Paper Studio metal center!!  Finished with Magnolia doohickey swirls and leaves, Marianne leaf and sizzix leaf.
Inside was made to hold a rather large gift certificate for a special someone's birthday!!!
To get your Sweet Tooth or any other EB Fabulous Digi Image~~Click Here!!!
Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!! 
Mary Lou

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Jumpin for Joy!!!!

If you are looking for E Bell's New Image Blog Hop~~Please scroll down--Thanks!!!!

Kenny K is celebrating~~~1st Anniversary!! YEAH!@!@@!!!!  The Krafty Girlz have some DYNAMITE inspiration to share with all :D and....the prizes are numerous!!!
I made a card with KK Jumpe Rope~~OMGosh she is a steal of a deal for July :)
This fascinating image can bring a SMILE to anyone's face :D  Kept the card quite simple so the focus is on Jump Rope herself!!!
Showing the Sparkle of the AtYou Lavendar Spica pen that was used on hatband,  jump rope and sandal.  Lavendar stickles blinged distress edges of layers, sentiment and ground.  Softened edges of image with TH milled lavendar--oh yes I was on a lavendar roll :D LOL
Showing dimension and bling~~Even the Kaisercraft Magic Happens dp shines!!  Susana's SCACD Store has some wonderful papers at great prices :D The gingham is a free download from Bev's blog~link is found in her sidebar~Thanks a million zillion Bev!!!!!  
Followed the sketch below that Truly Scrumptious Blog has this week--fun fun fun!!
Challenges Entering :)
Kenny K's~~Anniversay Hop!!
Truly Scrumptious #61~~Sketch above
Copic Creations #54~~Pastel colors
ICopic #38~Brithdays
Charisma Cardz#28~~It's In The Stars!!
Simon Says~~Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's July Digi Release Blog Hop

Happy Day Digi Bell Friends!!!
It is time for July's EB New Release Hop!!
If you came here from Lynda's Blog you are right on track :)  Go to The Digi Bell's DT Blog to start at the beginning or to find the hop list if you get lost along the way ;)

Elisabeth has released not one but two wonderful digi's this month--YIPPEEE!!!
They are:
The Ever Adorable "Sweet Tooth"
The Dreamy "Summer Window"
They can both be found in Elisabeth Bell's Digital collection~~HERE!!!
My card today is featuring EB Summer Window Digi Image
It is a...From Our House to Yours...type card.  Wanted a frosted glass cut out window panes;  cut piece of lt. blue vellum that I stamped flowers onto with White opaque staz-on ink.  Printed image onto watercolor paper and colored with TH distress inks. Used MS punches and Fiskar scissors for decorativeness.  Dark blue Ruche paper from Paper Temptress.  Finished with punched flowers in window box, flower soft for grass and a cute little butterfly.

Inside of house card:  Wallpaper effect:)  Edges punched with Fiskars border punch.  The words stamp from my stash was so fitting for what happens in a family friendly home!!!  Detailed with TH distress inks and Of course more SU beautiful wings butterflies.
To win the digi's you will have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. On July 29 the winners will be picked and posted to the Digi Bells Blog the next morning.

The second way to win:   leave comments on each blog along the hop and then make a
card .
..using this recipe... 3 papers, 2 embellishments 1 image..and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. You may use
ANY Elisabeth Bell image from any company that she designs for.
This will also end 
on July 29 at 9 PM Arizona Time and the winner will be
posted on the Digi Bell's blog the next morning.
Your next stop is the Amazing Jo's Blog~~ Have Fun and....
If you're interested in being a Guest Designer for AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER for the Digi Bell's make sure you add "GD" to your name when you post your project to the DIgi Bell Blog. You have until July 29th to do so.
Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hey Everyone....
Elisabeth Bell is releasing not one but TWO new digi's tomorrow!!!
but wait....
Today if you go to The Digi Bell's DT Blog can join in the fun and excitement that is kicking off
The Digi Bells Design Team Blog Hop tomorrow July 15.  The Blog Hop will start at 9:00 AM Arizona Time :)

Don't miss out on Elisabeth Bell's Newest and oh so precious digi's!!!!!  See you there :D

Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Make It Colorful Hanging

I made a door/wall hanging using Prisma pencils. I have been thinking about trying this medium for a long did and.... WOW I amazed myself!!! I am in love with the outcome~~isn't it cool when you please yourself :D

MIC is having a 1 year celebration and I have to tell you~~~ the ladies are Marvelous and Uberly Talented!!!!!!   Zoe and her team are unbelieveably helpful and full of surprises :-)  For my creation I used MIC digi images that I have won thru entering MIC challenges in the past~~Thank You Zoe!!!
They include:  Ali Skipping, Pippy Bug Catcher, and Whimsical Mushrooms!!! Find them all ~~HERE~~
Hope you enjoy :D
Colored with Prisma pencils and blending stumps.  Mounted on SU choc chip and Bazzill mustard colored textured CS which was fancied with MS scallop 3 dot RTP punches.  
This pic shows diamond glaze on magnifying glass and on ladybugs!! If you click to enlarge you will see it better :)
So hard to sometimes capture the beauty in a pic!! So gorgeous IRL!!!

Challenges would like to enter:::
MIC~~Special Monthly Celebration
MIC #25~~ Pleats and Folds
BSC #29~~sketch shown at left
Totally Gorjuss #88~~ Summertime
Allsorts #111~~ Free and Easy
Stamp Something~~ Bugs and butterflies
SSCC~~ Clean and Simple 

Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wedding Card

Hello Dear Friends~~~
I couldn't sleep this morning so I got up at 4:30am and decided to make a card :)  My friend asked if I would make a wedding card for her niece.  So I put on my thinking hat and............all I know is that the wedding color scheme is black/white with touch of red.
Simple but elegant~~Don't you think???  LOTV wedding couple was stamped portray a shadow effect..first stamped with TH tattered Rose and then again with TH fired brick :) Tip: Sometimes a softer ink gives a nicer shadow then just stamping off without re-inking:)   Don't ya just love that Paper Temptress Ruffled Ribbon**sparkly, shimmery, OOoooo so Gorgeous!!! 
DCWV "Love" paper pack has vellum sayings inside...then added MS fabulous butterfly!!
Here it shows glitz of stardust stickles on brides dress train, hairpiece and her bouquet as well as butterfly and Red Rose
Of course had to fancy up the envelope~~~used SU Elements of style stamp and stamped off for softer prettier look... along with adding Lotv sentiment

Challenges entering:
Allsorts #110~~ Free and Easy
TTT #41~~~Wedding/Anniversary
Truly Scrumptious #60~~ Things with Wings

Stamps:  LOTV Occasions wedding couple and sentiment; Inkadinkado wedding rings; SU Elements of Style on envelope
Ink: TH fired brick and tattered rose distress inks; SU markers
Paper: DCWV Love and wedding stack; MS cardstock
Tools: SB curved rectangles; SU sizzlet beautiful wings (butterfly front of card)
Embellies: PT Ruffle Ribbon; Rose; Magnolia chandelier garland; pearl/crystal spriggs; stardust stickles; Viva Decor Ruby glitter liner; MS butterfly(inside of card)
Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sunday's with Crissy DT CALL!!!!!

Want to become a member of a FUN and FABULOUS Design Team :)  To find out the details please click on the sweet lion above!!!!!!
Don't wait~~GO CREATE!!!!  You could be a member of Crissy's Crew!!!!
Our challenge for this DT call and July's monthly challenge is DISTRESSING--enter as many times as you would like using any of Crissy's superb images :)
Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!!