Monday, March 30, 2015

Going for a ride


     I hope it's as beautiful where you are as it is here today.  It's a great day for a bike ride!  I made this card for a friend at church who likes to ride bikes.  They can be a bit dangerous though.  
     A preacher friend of ours was recently hit and he wasn't even moving!  Poor guy thankfully didn't get hurt badly even though he took a tumble across the hood of the car.  Sad thing is the person didn't even stop to see if he was okay.  He's back on his bike, but he says he seems to have developed a great fear of white Honda Accords.  LOL
     I've used Mo's fabulous Big Guy's Bike.  This set is really cool because it has add-ons like baskets filled with assorted things and this cool helmet I merged onto Big Guy's head.


Colors Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
helmet Y11, Y21, YR23, R35, R37
shirt W1, W3, W5
pants BG72, BG75, BG78
bike R35, R37, C00, C2, N3, N5, N7

     Some of you are probably wondering where I've been since I haven't bee visiting much lately.  Things seem to be coming up right and left and I've been super duper busy.  Family stuff, church stuff, and if you haven't seen it yet, we have a new Mo's Clubhouse Blog up and running and I'm in charge of that.  We're hoping to make it a really cool place for you to visit.  We have lots of inspiration being posted there AND we have a cool "Spring" coloring contest going on with some Mo rubber stamps as prizes.  Hope you'll check it out.
     I'm off to try to whittle down my list of a million things to accomplish today.  Hope you have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dilly Dally", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Big Guy' Bike", sentiment from Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Versamark
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bedelia for Easter


     How about a beautiful bunny for Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday.  This is Bedelia the Bunny.  I used another of the Bedelia stamps when the collection was first revealed for my daughters birthday.  This one will be for her Easter.  I've used last weeks sketch challenge:


   Once again I used some blending solution on a terry towel to create her textured fur.  The little butterflies were fussy cut from the paper collection.  The leaves under the daisies look super dark but they're not IRL.


Copics Used:
rabbit E31, E33, E35, E93, E95, R30, R30
flowers Y11, Y19, YR61, YR65, YR68, YG03, YG95
grass YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97

     This would be a good card for next weeks challenge too.  It's "Stitch it up".  You kow the rules.  Use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Bedelia the Bunny"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic multiliner pen
Tools--Verve Flag It dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Memory Box Tenders Leaves die, sewing machine, Marvy Uchida daisy punch
Miscellaneous--Queen & Co. pearls

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vroom!


     Wow!  It's already Friday again, Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday that is.  Last weeks challenge was an inspirational photo.


     I happened to remember that I had an old paper pad with the Eiffel Tower on one of the sheets and I was crossing my fingers I still had it....and I did!  I've used Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Vienna and her Vespa.


This week we have another great sketch for you to try.


     You know the drill.  All you have to do is use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get you project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Union Square"
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Vienna and her Vespa"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Saskura silver gel pen, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Tools--Perfect paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax and Simply Scallops, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The musician's birthday


     Happy Sunday all!  It's my turn to share some Mo's Digital Pencil goodness with you.  One of the young men in our church has a birthday today.  We have a large number of his extended family that are members and they are VERY musically talented.  I decided to create his birthday card with Mo's Johan.
     I wanted to create a bit of a fun background so I used a stencil and some texture paste tinted with Distress inks to create a brick wall behind him.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
hair N3, N5, N7
coat and hat E31, E33, E35
scarf Y11, Y21, YR23
shirt B95, B97, B99, R35, R37
backpack G82, G94, G99
satchel E23, E25
belt and guitar case N3, N5, N7
jeans B93, B95, B97
boots E71, E74, E79
sidewalk W3, W5

     Here's the inside.

     Don't forget that we have started a brand new challenge over at Mo's DP2.  We have switched to monthly challenges so you have lots of time to play along.  We have an optional theme of "Green" this time if you'd like to use it or you can use our standard "Anything Goes".
     Be blessed!

Supplies:  
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Remarkable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Johan"
Ink--Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress inks
Tools--My Craft Spot Tiny Banners and Toppers die, Want 2 Scrap Brick stencil
Miscellaneous--Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste

Friday, March 13, 2015

For Brooklyn


     Last week some young friends of ours, a pastor and his wife, became parents for the first time.  Unfortunately it was a little bit ahead of schedule.  The mother was hit suddenly with a bad case of eclampsia and they had to take the baby early.  Little Brooklyn only weighs about 4 pounds, but she is doing great and so is mom.  We had a baby shower scheduled for the end of this month, but now its a welcoming party!
     Our Stamping Bella challenge  last week was to use this sketch.


     As you can see from my card I added a few more square in the mix.  LOL  I used a die from Pretty Pink Posh to make those sweet little stitched squares.  The image is probably my favorite baby image of all times.  It's from Mo Manning and it's called "Spit Happens".  Brooklyn's mommy had pretty red hair and we think baby girl might too.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E95, E97
shirt R20, R21, R22, R27
diaper C00, C2
rabbit W1, W3, W5, E93, R20, R22
bottle E11, E13, E15, R20, R30, C00, C2

     Next weeks challenge is an inspirational photo.


     Come play along!  All you have to do is use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get you project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Have a blessed Thursday!
Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Mo Mannings Spit Happens", sentiment computer generated
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duos 1 and Stitched Borders 2, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Classic Ovals, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Erin go bragh!


     Happy Sunday everyone!  I'm here with my Mo post for the week.  Have you seen this brand new cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Her name is Erin and she's here just in time for the wearing of the green.  I've colored her with Copics.  For my background I embossed some kraft paper and then used some Martha Stewart punches to cut out the hydrangeas clover on the top portion, then I added a few punched from green card stock, gave them all sparkly centers, and added a little green DP.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E07, E19, E95, E97
clothing G21, G24, G28
shoes N1, N3, N5, N7
pail C00, C2, C4, C6
clover YG95

     For the inside I used a digi sentiment from Create with TLC. (Ros, just so you know, this stitched edge rectangle was a leftover on my table.  LOL)


     Hope you all have a blessed Sunday!

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico "Snippets", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Erin", Verve "Take Note", inside sentiment from Create with TLC
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches, The Paper Studio wood grain embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border 1 and 2, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips
Miscellaneous--Recollections rhinestones

Friday, March 6, 2015

Birthday Hamster


     Well good Friday morning peeps!  We've gone from a couple of days of spring temps with howling winds to early 30's this morning.  What a crazy winter.  I sure could use some fur like this little guy to keep me warm.  LOL  
     It's the first Bellarific Friday of March which means the DT is showcasing the new "Stamp of the Month".  For March it's Mo Manning's adorable Birthday Hamster.  You can get him anytime this month for 20% off.
     Last weeks challenge was to use washi tape or ribbon on your project.  I have to admit I got so caught up in making the card that I forgot the theme.  That little ribbon bow on the button saved me.
     This is my first attempt at making a shaker card and boy was it challenging.  Making the shaker was easy, but I made it hard.  First off I only put one layer of foam tape which just wasn't letting the sequins shake well at all so I had to try to peel the image back off and add more tape.  That stuff is sticky and it was peeling off paper.  Finally got it off and added more tape.  Put it back on only to remember that I was suppose to use some white gel pen for the sprinkles on the cupcake so I had to try to peel it off again.  Grrrr!!!!  Leave it to me to make a very simple process hard.  Hopefully next time I'll be more organized.  LOL


Copics Used:
hamster E31, E33, E35, E51, R20, R22, R30
icing E71, E74, E79
cupcakeY11, Y21, YR21, E31, E33
wrapper BG49, BG72, BG75, BG78

The new challenge is a sketch.....



     The rules are simple if you'd like to play along.  All you have to do is use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get you project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.  If you want to grab our stamp of the month, "Birthday Hamster" at 20% , you can find it
in the Stamping Bella store here.
     Have a blessed Friday!

Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "Party Time", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Birthday Hamster"
Ink--Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Paper Smooches Balloons
Miscellaneous--Judikins Window Plastic, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Offray ribbon, button from my stash, Crafter Square hemp cord

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Azaleas for Mom


     Yesterday was my mother's birthday.  She hit the big 7-0.  She is a huge nature lover so I decided to break out some of my un-inked floral stamps to create her birthday card.  This is a Power Poppy set called "Azaleas".  I wanted to watercolor so I pulled out a set that I bought at Michaels.  Lets just say you get what you pay for.  $5.00 watercolor paint sets are nothing to write home about.  They made a pretty good base coat, but I ended up going back in with Distress markers to get some more defined color variation.


     I won't win any watercoloring prizes, but it sure is fun and a fave coloring technique.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Shabby Tea Room--pop of pink
The Paper Players--spring
Less in More--this makes me happy
Inspired by Stamping--IBSIC #91 watercoloring
Simon Says Stamp--Anything goes

     Hope you have a fabulously blessed Tuesday!

Supplies:
Paper:  Strathmore watercolor paper, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Power Poppy "Azaleas", sentiment from Altenew "Persian Motifs"
Ink--Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood, Mustard Seed, and Crushed Olive Distress markers
Tools:  Pretty Pink Posh StitchedBorder Dies #1
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Artist Loft watercolor paints, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Run the good race


     It's March and that mean we're starting to shake things up at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Each member of the team has been assigned a day to share a Mo creation on their own blogs and at the Clubhouse on FB.  Also, starting on the 12th we will be changing over to a monthly challenge.  After March those challenges will start on the first of the month.
      My posting day is Sunday so here is my card using the awesome "5K"  This card will be going to one of my Sunday School students who has a birthday this week.  She's very athletic.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair Y21, E31, E33
clothing B93, B95, B97, Y11, Y17, Y21, 
shoes N1, N3, N5


     Mo is still tweaking things with the new stuff so we'll let you in on each one as they get polished up.  Meanwhile you can check out the Clubhouse or the DT blogs for more details on the cards we post on our assigned days.
     Have a blessed Sunday!

Supplies:  
Paper--Simple Stories "Awesome", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "5K", sentiment from Penny Black "Critter Party"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--My Craft Spot Tiny Banners and Toppers dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo #1 dies, MFT Die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet dies, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord, Twill Tape, Studio Calico wooden stars

Friday, February 27, 2015

There for me


     Things have just been in chaos lately and I really don't do well when my regular routine is thrown off.  It was a bright spot of sunshine to be able to sit down and color up this little Woodsie from Stamping Bella.  I got almost all of the new Woodsie collection when it was released at the beginning of the month.  I just fell head over heels for the little characters in this series.  This particular one is called "Especially for you, Petunia".  I have to admit that Petunia is a fave character from the collection.
     Last week's challenge was this sketch:


     I did a little coloring experimentation with this one and used just a touch of W1 and BV31 for shadows on Petunia.  I need to work a bit on blending it out.  This photo is closer to the pink that Petunia is on my card.


Copics Used:
pig E00, E01, E02, W1, BV31, R20, R22, R30
flower R20, R22, R24, YG03, YG93, YG95
chick Y11, Y21, YR23
grass G82, G94, G99

     Here's the sweet sentiment that comes with the stamp.


     Hope this Bellarific Friday card made you smile.  We'd love to have you play along with next weeks challenge.  The theme is to "use washi tape or ribbon".  All you have to do is use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get you project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.  If you want to grab our stamp of the month, "Wanda" at 20% off better make it quick.  February is almost gone.
     Have a fabulous and blessed Friday!

Supplies:
Papers--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "especially for you, Petunia"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1, Simon Says Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Prima flower, Paper Studio pearl

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dog delivery....for real


     Happy Thursday everyone!  Well, I'm back up and running.  Turns out it wasn't a computer virus but corrupted Windows files.  Thankfully I didn't lose any of my data but I did lose all my programs so I had to reload everything.  What a pain!  Still tweaking a few things, but for the most part things are back to normal.
     I's time for a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil and I am the hostess.  I picked out a theme of "Critters".  Now remember, we changed our rules and you don't have to use my theme.  You can make anything you want as long as it has a Mo's image.
     For my card I've used the adorable "Airborne".  This was my daughter's Valentine card.  She's really been wanting a dog and this was kind of a joke.  Little did I know that someone was going to throw out this giant dog that she wants to keep.  I'll have to show you a picture of the brute soon.
     I used some Distress ink on watercolor paper for the background the added some die cut grass and the fussy cut image.


Copics Used:
dog E31, E33, E35, E50, E51
basket E19, E21, E23, E47
balloons R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R30, R32, R43, C00, C2
bow R35, R37, R39, R43


     Please come and join us for the challenge.  We'd love to see what you create.  Stay tuned for the new changes coming to Mo's.  Starting on March 12th we will change from bi-weekly to monthly challenges, but there's lots of other cool stuff coming too.
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mos Digital Pencil "Airborne", sentiment from There She Goes "Be My Valentine: (discontinued)
Ink--Versamark, Salty Ocean Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shape dies
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friendly flowers


     Been a bit quiet around here hasn't it.  My hubby got some unexpected  time off and since it's been cold he's been inside.  I love him getting some rest but it throws my whole routine off.  Then a nasty old virus decided to wipe out my computer.
     It's Bellarific Friday and I'm trying to write this post out on my Kindle.  Definitely not as easy  the computer.  LOL  I can't add the graphics for next weeks sketch challenge so make sure to check out Blogabella.
     Last weeks challenge was  to use flowers on your creation.  I've used Flowers for a true friend  and colored them in Prismacolor pencils.


     I've used the accompanying sentiment on the inside.


     Sorry my post isn't quite up to snuff, but I hope you enjoyed the card.  You can find all the details about the next challenge and how to enter at Blogabella.
     Be blessed.

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio vellum
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Flower for a true friend"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Tools:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border Dies 2, Impressions Obsession Butterfly die
Miscellaneous:  Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love is in the air


     Did ya go shopping Monday when the huge Stamping Bella release went live in the store?  Boy did I!  I had a blast throwing those little puppies in my basket.  Can't wait to play with all my new goodies.
     It's Bellarific Friday peeps and today I am playing with the sweet Lucille.  I only stamped part of her long-legged self for my card so it would fit for the sketchypoo of last week's challenge.


I wasn't able to capture the Wink of Stella Glitter pen I used on her hearts.  Boo--hiss!


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E21, E23, E25, E27
dress W1, W3, W5
hearts R30, R32, R35, R37, R43

     A peek at the inside where I used the accompanying sentiment.


     Lots of cool creations over at Blogabella from the DT and the Sistahood.  Check it out!
     Our new challenge is to use "Flowers" on your project.  This can be the image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock), the paper, or embellishments.  Get you project photographed and emailed to Em at  (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "Valentine", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lucille sends her love"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen