Sep 14, 2014

Just a Little Note, Featuring Apple Berry



Good Morning!  I've got a little bit of inspiration to share with you! I've made a Criss-Cross card, featuring "Apple Berry" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  I've shared this over on The Digi Bells Blog today as well.  I hope you enjoy it.



The inside looks like this.... when you pull it out....  There is also a place for writing more on the back side... Because if you are like me, you would never have only a little bit to say when sending a little note.
I would definitely NEED to continue my writing on the back.  LOL




Everything was colored using my Copics (a list of colors used is below) 

My flowers are not the greatest this time around, but I did try to create a flower that resembled an apple blossom.  Yep, I'd say I need to work on that a bit more...  

The "apple" themed paper is actually a stamp from Magnolia, that I've scanned, and reduced the size, and made into a pattern and then printed it out.  I also colored each of those individual apples using copics.  I completely enjoy creating papers. Sometimes it's just FUN just to do something different, and make the perfect paper to go along with an image that I'm using.
Have you seen some of the digital papers I've made?
You can find them in the Tab along the top of my blog.

Don't forget to mark your calendars.  The Digi Bells DT will be having another blog hop on Friday....  (September 19th)

We hope to see you joining us for this months fun...

I've decided to enter these challenges:

Copic Colors Used:
{Skin} E00, E93
{Hair} E07, E09, R02
{Clothing} G14, G16, YG11, W00, W1, R29, R35, R39, YR14
{Other} E25, E33, E40, E42, E43
--Apple Paper --
YG67, YG11, G14, R29, R35, E40, E93  






Aug 25, 2014

Pretty In Pink



Happy Monday my friends,  I have another card to share with you today.  This one is for the challenge of "Pretty in Pink" over on the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  Any, and All Things Elisabeth Bell in one place, gotta love it!!!

This month we are sponsored by Elphine House Australia, they have some of the cutest Elisabeth Bell designs around.  =)  I've used the classic "Daisy" for my Pretty in Pink creation today.


This darling image was colored with ONLY Prisma Colored Pencils.  I didn't know if I could do it, because I just love the coverage of my Copics, but I really managed it.  I even impressed myself. ha ha!
The flowers are doohickey dies from Magnolia. (Leaves/branches are a Martha Stewart punch) Ohhh, and in the background I've used the "Cherish Border" from Memory Box. The top corner pieces were punched from a EKSuccess corner punch.  All papers are from DCWV, and the rest, as they say, is history!  LOL

Have you stopped by the Elphine House Challenge Blog lately?  Just like with Elisabeth Bell's World, Elphine House Australia's Challenge blog also will allow you to use ANY Elisabeth Bell Design.

Also, don't forget The Digi Bells currently have a blog hop going on....  Why not join in, for some fun and inspiration?

Some Challenges that I've entered:



Aug 22, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Digital Release and Blog Hop for August 2014



Greetings Elisabeth Bell followers....  Today is the day that The Digi Bells are sharing this months Digital Release by Elisabeth Bell.  I hope that you've decided to join the blog hop.

If you have arrived here and not following the hop, then please take a moment and start the blog hop off right, by visiting The Digi Bells Blog where you can start at the beginning.

You should have arrived here from our talented GDT girl Vicky's Blog.  Isn't her creation ADORABLE???

For today's release, I have decided to create an easel card, with a "Book Theme" to go along with this Very VERY sweet little doll and her bear.


 The sentiment is actually a phrase that has been posted on a sign outside of our public library all summer.  I really liked what it said, as I would see it often, every time I went for a walk.  How true this sentiment really is!

I've colored my image with Copics, Used some gold embossing powder, and the flowers are punched flowers using my EKSuccess Retro flower punch.  The vines are called "Lavish Corner" from Memory Box Dies.



Be sure to leave a comment below to be eligible to be in the drawing to win this adorable Digi.  When you're done with the comment, then it's time to hop on over to Linda S. Blog to see what beautiful creation she has to share with you today.

Challenges I've decided to enter:




Aug 19, 2014

Recycle and Re-use Challenge



Hello there everyone... What a crazy month this has been.  I haven't been on my blog that often, but hopefully that will start to change...  I've got a few things to share with you over the next week or so....

Don't forget that Friday of this week is The Digi Bells Blog Hop.....  You won't want to miss it.

Okay, on with today's post.  I've created a little Boo-Boo Box for this months Elphine House Australia Challenge - The Challenge theme is "Recycle and Re-use"  This could mean that you are making something out of something that might otherwise have gone in the garbage, OR, you could re-purpose odds and ends to embellish your cards etc.  Basically if it's had another use, we want to see what else you can do with it....

I've used "Evania - Nursing Boo Boo" from Elphine House Australia's online store... to help me create this very cute little Boo Boo Box.  The perfect place to keep all those cute cartoon character band-aides and maybe some medical tape and small scissors.  Lets not forget the Neosporin.  I couldn't live without that.  LOL

You will never believe what I've used to create this box. I've decided to re-purpose the tin that my Zutter Distress it all came in.  I knew there was a reason I held onto this box.  It has been the perfect box to work with for my Boo Boo Box.



and here is another angle of the box.



I've used Copics for coloring my image, as well as the flourishy branches, which are actually a "Memory Box, Lavish Corner" Die.   The ribbon that is tucked under the image was a mistake that I made, but never threw away the ribbon, so I guess that counts as recycling as well.  The pink mesh is from a Shower Scrunchie (a clean one) LOL  Such fun things you can find to use...  That's the whole fun in crafting, isn't it?

So what types of things can you find to recycle or re-use????  We'd love to have you join us in this months challenge over at Elphine House Australia.


Challenges I've entered:



Jul 28, 2014

A little bit "Vintage"


Happy Monday crafting friends....  

I thought I'd share a creation here today just for fun....  

I really fell in love with the fabulous Digi image from The Paper Shelter, and just couldn't resist making this card for my step mother who sews all sorts of things, as well as quilting.  This is just the PERFECT card for her.

Needless to say, She absolutely LOVED it!  I hope you will too.


The papers I've used are from both DCWV, and Stampin' Up.  I love the blue/yellow color combination.  It's not a color mix that I use often enough.  I've used Copic markers and Prisma Colored Pencils for coloring this fabulous "retro" image.  And what fun it was to color, too!!!
I created my own "Spool of thread" embellishment out of a simple piece of cardboard, wrapped in needlepoint type of thread, and a few straight pins.  The flowers were punched from my EKSuccess Retro flower punches, and the rest is just odds and ends I found in my stash.


Challenges I've entered:

That's all from me today..
Thanks for stopping by!


Jul 25, 2014

A Happy Summer For The Boys



Happy Friday everyone!  Did you all enjoy The Digi Bells Blog hop this week???  Our winners will be announced tomorrow.  =)

For Today's post, I'm sharing "For The Boy's" Creation that I made for this months Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.  The theme is couldn't be easier.  I hope to see lots playing along.  It's always easy to make a frilly girl card, but how about for those boys in your life?

I've used a Digital image from Elisabeth Bell's line at Flower Soft USA, this one is called "Sailing"




I've used quite a mixture of coloring mediums for this one... This time only a few Copics were used, and the rest were Prisma Colored Pencils.  (colors are listed below)

My banner is from La La Land Crafts, and my flowers are punched using my EKSuccess Medium Retro Flower.

Challenges I've decided to enter:



Colors used:
{Skin} Copic E00   -   Prisma 943-Burnt Ochre
{Hair} Copic YR0000, Y21  -   Prisma 943-Burnt Ochre

{Clothing} Copic B41, G94, YG03, Y17, YR04, R05  -  Prisma 901-Indigo Blue
{Water/Background} Prisma Colored Pencils only....  1094-Sandbar Brown, 1020- Celadon Green, 1024-Blue Slate, 1060- Cool Gray 20%


Jul 18, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's July 2014 Digi Release and Blog Hop



Welcome to this months fabulous Digi release, featuring Elisabeth Bell's FABULOUS "Gold Fishing"  Talk about ADORABLE!!!  Some of you may recognize this one, it was once released by SCACD... However, I didn't recognize this one, I had never seen it... So I felt like I had a brand new surprise!  =)

You should have arrived from Carla's Blog, but if not, why not head on over to the Digi Bells Blog, and join us for the blog hop today.



I've colored my image using both Copic Markers, and Prisma Colored Pencils... (I've listed the colors below)

The papers I used are from my stash, I have had the fish hook paper forever it seems, I have no idea where it came from.  My ticket sentiment is from Tim Holtz, and the ribbon flower is something I made, it seemed like it suited this fun and festive card quite well.

The next stop along the way is Karen's Blog - But before you leave make sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win this sweet Digi.  Winners will be announced on the Digi Bells Blog on Saturday, July 26th.

Challenges I've Entered:



Copic and Prisma Colors Used:
Skin & Hair: E00, E27, E29, E33, YR000, 943-Burnt Ochre
Clothing: R29, R35, R59, B0000, B12, B26, B41, B45, YR04, Y17, R05, 1101-Denim Blue, 901-Indigo Blue.
Stool & Fish: E33, G0000, G94, YR04, B0000, B24
Cat: (Prisma Colored Pencils) Warm Gray shades #1054-50%, and #1056-70%