January 25, 2017

Elisabeth Bell's World Hearts and Lace Challenge


Greetings Everyone.....  
I'm going to try and keep my post short and sweet today... 
It's time for me to share my creation for this months EBWorld Challenge.  Our theme is "Hearts and Lace OR Anything Goes"  Making this months challenge super easy to follow.
We'd love to have you join us this month.
All You Need is any Elisabeth Bell Stamp or Digi to play along.

I've used
"Spring Peeker" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection for my card today.
She was actually a "Friday Freebie" a few weeks ago.
Isn't she gorgeous?

Do you get the weekly Freebies from Elisabeth Bell?
If not, you can start receiving them by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.


The colors used are as follows.
Copic Colors
E00, E04, E11, E93, R20, 
R56, R59, R81, R85,
C01, C03, C05, C07, C09, 100

It doesn't get any easier than that, does it?

The Lattice/Scalloped hearts are from a Martha Stewart Paper Punch, and the bigger heart with the Vintage typed text is one of the fun Valentine Hearts that I sell in my Etsy shop.

It is called "Conversation Hearts"

these hearts are easy to cut out either by hand, or by using an electronic cutting machine.  The vintage worded hearts give the appearance of being "Masked"
The font used looks like an old style typewriter.
I am in love them.

I've decided to enter these challenges:

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Do you want to play, and get creative?
All you need is any Elisabeth Bell Stamp or Digi to enter.
If you don't have any of Elisabeth Bell's designs, 
*gasp*
you can always grab a freebie.
She is so nice that she gives away a freebie once a week.
Get your Freebie Here.

January 20, 2017

Welcome to the First Digi Bells Blog Hop of 2017


Welcome Welcome....  If you are here for the Digi Bells blog hop, that's great!
I am the first stop this time, and I can't wait to share my creation using this months "Heart Strings" from Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.  The rest of the girls will also have some fun and tasty inspiration for you.

Lets get started....
We are making a "Treat Holder" for our projects this month....
I have decided to use a French Fry Box template, and do it up for Valentines Day.
What better way to give a treat, and let little miss **Heart Strings** stand in the spotlight?


Of course I used Copics for coloring this little doll, however, her sweater was colored with Tim Holtz distress marker using "Pumice Stone"... I am NOT at all used to, or even remotely good at distress markers, I was a nervous wreck doing it on this image, since I knew I would not have time to re-do it if I messed up... YIKES... Why do I test these things on things I NEED to use.  Thankfully, it didn't turn out too bad... However, I definitely need to practice practice practice, if I'm going to attempt using those markers again... LOL I'm STILL a die hard Copics fan.

Did I sneak a few of these little conversation hearts before packaging them for this little treat holder???  Do you think I did?  Well yes, of course I did... ha ha..  I had to taste them to make sure they didn't taste bad you know.. ha ha

Alright, your next stop is our Guest DT Helen's Blog. Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win little miss "Heart Strings".  You will certainly have a ton of fun coloring her.

I think I will enter these challenges:





December 18, 2016

A Sweet Christmas Blog Hop, featuring Elisabeth Bell's "Home Baked Christmas" Digi


Hello and Happy Happy Holidays!!!
Guess what?  
It's Blog Hop Day Today.
Yes, we are really beginning a blog hop on a Sunday.
We thought we'd give everyone a little extra time to hop
since Christmas is only a week away.  
I have been so excited for this blog hop, simply because this sweet little doll is now a Digi, and I couldn't wait to share her cuteness.
Not only that, but as I'm sure you've seen by now, you are not only getting some fun inspiration, but a yummy recipe to try too.

Also....Have you been visiting the Digi Bells Blog each day during the month of December?
Talk about some inspiration.  You won't want to miss a day....
AND ESPECIALLY each day during the last week of December on the Digi Bells Blog.

Anyway.... Shall we get on with the blog hop?
Hopefully, you have arrived here from Our darling Anet's Blog.
What did you think... She made an adorable recipe card, didn't she?

Now it's time for me to share my creation.
I absolutely LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this little doll.
I've colored her in traditional Christmas colors, using none other than my favorite.
Copics!!!




Of course you want to see the recipe, right?  



Ohhhhh Look.... Elisabeth Bell's Christmas Bell.
It was this past week's Friday Freebie.
Of course I needed to include that adorable bell...

And maybe you'd like the recipe instructions?  lol

Nothing fancy here really, just some things I found in my stash.
However, I absolutely LOVE this paper.  Don't quote me, but I think it might have been part of a Christmas paper stack from DCWV.

My Poinsettia flower was cut from my favorite Cheery Lynn die.  I can't tell you how much time I spent a couple of years ago, searching for the perfect Poinsettia die.  When I found it, I HAD TO HAVE IT.  It is STILL one of my all time favorites!


Your next stop is our super sweet and talented Teamie Jennifer's Blog.
But, don't forget to leave a comment here, before you go, in order to be in the drawing to win this adorable Christmas Cutie.

Challenges I thought I would Enter:





November 18, 2016

Sweet Country Christmas goes Digital.....


Hello and Happy Friday!  
Guess what?  
It's Blog Hop Day with The Digi Bells.  
I have been so excited for this blog hop, simply because this sweet little doll is now a Digi, and I couldn't wait to share her cuteness.

But before I get to that, I'd like to let you all know about The Digi Bell's GDT Call.
You can find all the Details HERE
Or I could just be nice, and summarize it for you right here. LOL

We are looking for GDT's for a 3 month Term for the months of Jan. Feb. and March.
Do you want to play, and get creative?
We'd love to see what you can do with the theme of "Christmas"
and all you need is any Elisabeth Bell Stamp or Digi to enter.
If you don't have any of Elisabeth Bell's designs,
*gasp*
you can always grab a freebie.
She is so nice that she gives away a freebie once a week.
Get your Freebie Here.
I really hope to see some entries, I'm beginning to think I smell.
I have showered... I Promise!!! lol 
😆

Anyway.... Shall we get on with the blog hop?
Hopefully, you have arrived here from Our Sensational Sebrina's Blog.
What did you think... She did an awesome job showing off Sweet Country Christmas, didn't she?

Now it's time for me to share my creation.
I absolutely LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this little doll.


I wish I could tell you what die I used for the card shape.  But.... No, it wasn't a die.
I found this fabby shape online, and decided to trace it and cut it out.
I guess you could say I went "Old School" on this one...
A die like that would be nice though...
*Santa... Santa... Can you hear me?
oh darn....he probably doesn't have time to read my blog.

I've used Copics to color the darling little girl.
and her dress is topped with gold glitter on the polkadots.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to do that or not, but I'm glad that I did.  I think it was just what she needed.

The Copic Colors I used are:
E00, E50, E53, E55, YR23
R29, R35, R37, R39, R59
G0000, G07, W0, W1, W3, W5
BG96, YG67,YG17

Your next stop is our super sweet and talented Teamie Linda's Blog.
Be prepared, this girl will WOW you with her creativity and coloring.
Don't forget to leave a comment before you go, in order to be in the drawing to win this adorable Christmas Cutie.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I won at 

This card won Top 3 in these challenges....  
Thank you so Much!!!










October 25, 2016

September Rose for a delightful Autumn Card


Greetings Everyone.....  
I'm going to try and keep my post short and sweet today... 
It's time for me to share my creation for this months EBWorld Challenge.  Our theme is "Halloween or Autumn"  I've used
"September Rose" from Whimsy Stamps for my card today.
She is absolutely gorgeous, isn't she?



I really had a lot of fun coloring her.  These are not colors that i would normally choose, so it was a little bit out of my comfort zone.
The Copic Colors I used along with just 2 Prisma Colored Pencils are 
E00, PC943, PC926
Y0000, Y21, Y26, Y28
E07, E08, E09, E11, R59
YG03, YG17, YG67, BG96

The flower is from a Magnolia Doohickey Die, and I've used Memory Box "Lavish Corner" along with some sprigs punched from a Martha Stewart punch.
Challenges I am entering are:

October 23, 2016

A Little Gingerbread Love


Good Afternoon, Just a quick little post from me today.
I thought I would share a set of adorable little Christmas cards that I made last week.
I made a set of 10, with 5 of each image.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Gingerbread men.
So of course I would Love these cards.

These delicious little Gingerbread boys (and girls) can be found in my Etsy shop.

What a fun and easy Christmas card project this turned out to be.
The picture does not do it justice.
This really is a nice rich Christmas Red/Green/Gold color combination.
I have no clue why I couldn't get a true color no matter what way I attempted to take a picture.

All of my coloring was done with Copics (of course)
the backing paper was just smudged with 2 shades of Green ink pads, and then topped with a Silhouette design that I made.  I then added one of my Sentiment Banners, and some "Paper Peppermints" and topped with "Christmas Red" Stickles.
I wish the picture turned out a little bit better, so you could see how yummy they really look.
I've used the Red Stickles on the little Christmas trees and some Gold on the Star, and the jingle bells.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and taking a peek. =)
I hope that you enjoyed these adorable little guys.



Challenges I've decided to enter:

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Truly Honored to have been chosen as a DT Favorite over at Artisic Inspirations
Thank you so much!!!




October 21, 2016

Introducing Elisabeth Bells Newest Digi...."Fall Errands"


My oh my, It's that time again.....
Blog Hop Days just make me smile.
I don't know, but I look forward to them each month. =)

For this months Digi Bell's Blog Hop, I kept things a little more simple than I did last month...but anyway... on with the hop...shall we? 

Hopefully, you are joining the Digi Bells for this months Blog Hop, and should have arrived here from Jennifer's Blog.  If not, please go back to the Digi Bell's Blog, and hop along with us.

I am sure you have enjoyed the hop so far, and this is the last stop.
This months newest Digi, "Fall Errands", was SUCH FUN to color.

I will not even begin to tell you my struggle.  For the life of me, I could not get my mind around a layout. After I decided I wanted a smaller rectangular card.
This goes to show that I tend to be a creature of habit, change something up just a tiny bit and suddenly I have brain block...

Suddenly the idea came to me, I had just finished making the most adorable set of Christmas cards, using this cut file as a background.  Why not use it for this one...
So the very eloquent yet simple design was born.  BUT... Not without some major oopsies along the way.
That red stickles in the top corner... NOOOOO.... that wasn't supposed to be there, but I accidently had it on my hand and touched there. What was I going to do now?  Well... I fixed it the best way I could...
There was no way to get it off, I ended up filling in a couple more areas so it at least looked even.  
Not happy about it all, (actually I'm quite irritated with myself)
but... Time was running out.

I'm just going to try not to stress about it.  But the next big boo boo comes when I go to photograph the card.  I can't not even begin to tell you how many pictures I took.  If there was a fly on the wall, he would surly think I was crazy.
A photo shoot for just one card. lol
I don't know why, but I could not get proper lighting to save my life. Not to mention any Adobe Photoshop fixes that I could think of were NOT helping.
I finally said... It is what it is...
Obviously I need to relax a little, and accept that sometimes, things are what they are. (but I hate that)

Now it's time to head back to the Digi Bells Blog, make sure to leave a comment there as well, and let us know what you love about the fabulous "Fall Errands".

Thanks so much for joining us!

Challenges I've Decided to Enter: