Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last Minute Lucy!

Happy Thursday Friends!  It is the last day of the month and if I want to post my creation for Jen Del Muro's Monthly Sketch For You To Try, then I'd better get in high gear and post it!!  I combined Jen's sketch with the TCP Tuesday Challenge from The Cat's Pajamas.  This time the challenge is to add paper pleating to your creation and the wide, horizontal strip on the sketch seemed like the perfect place to add some.

 My main image and sentiment are from the Ewe Complete Me set from The Cat's Pajamas. I used my Copic Markers to color up the image (C1, C3, RV17, V05, and YG13) and then I fussy cut it out.  I also used the TCP Heart Trio CutUps.  Some patterned paper and twine from the Lime Twist Collection from My Mind's Eye, a little bit of faux stitching, and a Rich Razzleberry button complete my creation.

Here is the link to Jen's Blog if you can squeeze her wonderful sketch in before 11:59 pm tonight, and here is the link to play along with the TCP Tuesday Challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Graduation Time and Jazz with John Pizzarelli!

Hello Friends!  How are you?  I hope that all is well in your neck of the woods!  Last night, my darling husband and I had the pleasure of meeting John Pizzarelli.  (If you live in the New England area and have heard the Foxwood's Casino song, then you have had the pleasure of hearing John Pizzarelli.)  We went to Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston (a belated celebration of my 40th birthday) and had a simply wonderful evening!  John Pizzarelli is an amazing jazz guitarist and he is (rightfully so) part of the John Pizzarelli Quartet, which is also quite talented.  They played some of the new songs from their latest recording, Double Exposure, and some of my favorite Frank Sinatra standards.  It was just a marvelous evening, and to top it off, we had the chance to meet with him for a few moments after the performance.  All and all, being forty is looking pretty good!

Now, onto my card.  I just didn't have the time to post yesterday because of all of the celebrating that was going on after school.  So here I am, a little late, with this week's Blogger's Challenge (Graduation theme) and I combined it with the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  (You can click on the links above to play along too.)  One of my co-workers needed a graduation card for her daughter, and this is what I came up with.  The My Favorite Things a' la modes Grad Girl is colored up with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E13, E15, E40, E41, G02, G07, R11, Y32, and Y35) and layered with black card stock.  The patterned papers are from the Portrait Collection from Crate Paper.  My other accents include the Die-namics Double Open Scallop Border, Satin Ribbon, Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, and a Pearl Flourish from Recollections.  I hope that this will be perfect for Nicole's college graduation.

Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by and visit with me.  Have a beautiful weekend!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D 

Friday, May 11, 2012

For Baby!

Happy Friday Friends!  I'm actually posting Blogger's Challenge on the correct day...imagine that!!  I even combined this week's challenge (Baby theme) with the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  To play along with Blogger's Challenge, please visit Lisa Somerville's Blog and to play along with the sketch challenge, please visit the My Favorite Things Blog.

I started with this fun My Favorite Things a' la mode girl.  This set is called, "Oh Baby!"  She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E01, E31, E33, E35, R11, R81, R83, R85, Y21, Y26, and YG93.)  All of the papers are from the Hazel collection from My Mind's Eye.  The accents include a heart made with the MFT Die-namics, some Aqua Mist buttons and ribbon from Papertrey Ink, and some machine stitching on the main panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope to be back this weekend with another card to share.  Until then...Toodles!  :D

Saturday, May 5, 2012

For Mother's Day

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!  Hope that you are all well!  I have quick post today for this week's Blogger's Challenge.  The theme is called, "Celebrating Mom."  To play along, please visit Lisa Somerville's blog.

My Elzybell's image is colored up with Copic Markers (B0000, BG000, BG01, C7, G21, Y21, Y26, YG13, YG17, YR14) and then mounted to a piece of Papertrey Ink kraft card stock.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  I finished this card off with a wooden button and some machine stitching.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!  It's time for Cinderella to finish vacuuming...ha!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend...Toodles!