Monday, March 29, 2010

Birthday Hugs!

Happy Monday all! It's a very wet and gloomy Monday here in New England...hence the dark and fuzzy photograph! So sorry! I'll have to try again when the sun returns. I've made this one for my Daddy's 69th birthday today! I started off with Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and I combined it with the High Hopes Stamps Little Gem Challenge. My main image is Huggable Hank and I colored him up with Copic markers (C1, C3, Y11, Y21, YG13, and YG17). There are a few A Muse Twinkling Gems in the corners of my cream panel that I layered onto some retired Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi. The polka dot paper is from the Farm Fresh collection by October Afternoon. I found this matching ribbon in my stash from Martha Stewart and then I added a matching button to go along with my computer generated sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I hope that it is dry in your neck of the woods...Toodles! :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

Keeping It Simple!

Happy Friday everyone! It's Blogger's Challenge day...the best day of the week! Our challenge this week is a sketch from our wonderful "Challenge Mom" Lisa Somerville. I decided to use one of Pink Cat Studio's darling, digital owl images for this one. It's colored up with Copic markers (B0000, B00, B02, C0, E29, E33, E37, R81, R83, R85, YG13, YG17, and YR15) and I used my Nesties for the circles. My card base is Papertrey Ink's Kraft and I added some of my beloved, retired Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean. A touch of Stampin' Up's Regal Rose was added here and there (grosgrain ribbon and layered under the Hero Arts sentiment) along with some Kaiser Craft pearls to finish this simple creation off.

If you'd like to see some more inspiration with this sketch, then click here to see what the other Ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. Thank you so much for stopping by today...Toodles! :D

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blogger's Challenge...Finally!

I should have titled this post, "Less is More" because this is one, simple card, but I've had a sinus infection all week (hence the reason I'm doing Blogger's Challenge on Sunday instead of Friday) and this was about the best that I could come up with. Our challenge for this week is called, "Think Spring!" and Spring has certainly hit the New England area this past weekend! The weather was gorgeous here!

My Heather Ellis image is colored with Copic markers and layered onto Stampin' Up's Bashful Blue. The patterned paper is an older line from Imaginisce called For Peep's Sake. I added a strip of So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, some faux stitching, and a few Kaiser Craft Pearls to finish this one off. Like I said, less is! I'm going to go snuggle up with my laptop and check out what the other Ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. You can see all of their creations here. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. Hope you have a lovely evening...Toodles! :D

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday!

It's Friday...I'm so happy! It has been one long week, and I'm really looking forward to the weekend! This week's Blogger's Challenge is a Birthday theme. It could not have come at a better time for me because I have a bazillion birthdays to celebrate in March! This creation is for my little one who would love to have a dog, but at this point in our busy lives, this is as close as we are getting to having a furry!

I colored up this Stampavie image with my Copic markers (B0000, B02, B12, C0, C3, E33, E35, E37, R27, R29, Y11, Y21, YG13, and YG17) and I used my Nesties for the rectangles. The sentiment is a Free digital one from Pink Cat Studio and I added a few buttons to dress it up. The card base is Stampin' Up's Real Red with a layer of retired, Stampin' Up designer paper.

If you are looking for more birthday ideas, then check out what the other Ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with HERE. It's our challenge Mom's birthday so I'm sure that they came up with something spectacular! Happy Birthday Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today...Toodles! :D

Friday, March 5, 2010

Two Blogger's Challenges!

We have been having BIG computer troubles here at our house, so I have not been able to post last week's Blogger's Challenge (Box or Bag) or anything else, for that matter...until now!! We just purchased a new computer and hopefully everything will be up and running for quite a long time now.

I picked up this little chipboard/wooden box at Michaels and covered it with some retired, Stampin' Up Pacific Point DSP. I added one of those sweet, digital Heather Ellis images that I colored up with my Copic markers (B0000, B00, B12, B14, E000, E01, E53, E55, E57, R20, R29, Y21, YR15, YG93, and YG95). My Nesties were used for the ovals and then a strip of Pacific Point ribbon helps tie the whole thing together. Here's a picture of the side of the box.

Now onto this week's, white, and neutrals. This Heather Ellis image is actually part of the Pure Innocence line from My Favorite Things.

I used Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White Cardstock and Memento Ink for my image and then colored her skin, hair, and rain slicker with Copic Markers (E000, E01, R20, C0, E17, E25, E29, G40, and G82). I'm getting all of the practice that I can with these! I did a little paper piecing with some retired Certainly Celery prints from Stampin' Up for the umbrella and boots and then I added a sentiment from A Muse Artstamps.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and thanks for hanging in there with me through all of these technical difficulties. As soon as I finish my dinner, I'll be off to check out what the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have been up to. Just click on the link in my right side bar if you want to join me. Have a lovely evening...Toodles! :D