Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mo's Challenge #212



"I" is for ............

      That's the theme for Mo's Challenge this week! My card is "I" for infant, and I've used one of Mo's sweet little angel babies to make a Christmas card. I used Frantage chunky embossing powder for the first time. I like it, but it certainly is messy! I heated it from below, but it still blew all over the place no matter how careful I was!

      I'm so very behind in my making my Christmas cards this year that I don't think there's time enough left for me to get them done. I keep saying I'll work on them on the weekends, but I never seem to be motivated! By the time I get the spirit, it will be 2014!





Tools: Copics, Hanging Snowflake die from Memory Box, Snowflake, Scalloped circle, and Plain circle dies from Shapeabilities, MS Snowflake punches, Metallic gold pen, Spica pen, Shabby White Frantage embossing powder, Heat gun, Tacky Tape, Glue dots

Papers: Neenah smooth white, PTI White, Gold metallic CS

Embellishments: Dew Drops

Please join us this week and enter your card or project using at least one of Mo's images. Remember the theme, "I" is for.....! Check out the rest of the Design Team's creations for more inspiration.

So glad you dropped by!
Elaine

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mo's Challenge #211



Anything But a Card!

Cathy is our hostess this week, and she's asked us to make "Anything But a Card"
for Mo's Challenge this week.

It's hard for me to shop due to my disability, so every year at Christmas I give cash to our kids, their spouses, and our grandchildren. It's easy for me, and they love it because they can take advantage of all the after Christmas sales!

Each year I try to come up with a new way to present the money to make it a bit more special. This year I'm making these boxes which will hang on the tree on Christmas morning. I'll make about a dozen or more, and each will be different.

I couldn't get a good photo for some reason...the colors are not true-to-life. He really doesn't look jaundiced as he does here! LOL!

This image is one of three little gift-giving guys which can be bought singly or as a set. There is a girl version, also!

I found the box tutorial on SCS. You can make this into a gift card holder, too!
It measures 3 by 5 inches.


Here's a side view that shows the tab I added for ease in opening.



Tools: Copics, Spica pens, White gel pen, ScorPal, Poinsettia dies, MS Branch punch, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Green Galore, Neenah white, PTI white, Gingham DP 

Embellishments: Narrow ribbon, Tiny brads

Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week with your "Anything But a Card' creation using at least one of Mo's images. You just might win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

I always love it when you stop by!
Elaine


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mo's Challenge #209

 
 
 
Anything Goes With Mo!
 
 
Another fantastic "Anything Goes" Challenge from Mo's Digital Challenge! I love to be able to do whatever I want with no constraints! I need to get a start on Christmas cards for my personal use and to supply the florist who sells my cards. I'm really going to have to step it up if I want to make enough!
 I'm so excited because Mo has added some adorable, brand  new Christmas\Winter images to her shop just in time to inspire me!
 
 
This one uses Mo's "Herald Harry." I think it's an adorable image, and so perfect for Christmas cards!
 
Images: "Herald Harry" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment by SU!
 
Tools: Copics, Spica, pens, Cuttlebug with Memory box and Spellbinders dies and Anna Griffin embossing folder, Oval punches, Tacky Tape
 
Papers: Neenah white, Paper Trey Ink white, Gold metallic CS
 
Embellishments: Tiny pearl cabochons
 
(My grandson wants me to credit him with holding the Ott light while I took the picture! Thanks, Caleb!)
 
Please join us in this week's Mo's Challenge and share your card or project using at least one of Mo's fantastic images! You just might be lucky and be chosen to win a $5.00 gift certificate to her shop!
 
Thanks for dropping in!
Elaine


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mo's Challenge #208



Halloween/Fantasy!

Our hostess for this week's Mo's Challenge is Debbie. She has asked us  to make Halloween or fantasy themed cards or projects. I love making Halloween cards but don't have much use for them, so this one is done with sort of a Halloween feel, but it's actually an anniversary card.


Inside: " Whooo loves ya baby?
I do, that's whooo!
Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart!"


Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Sewing machine, Prismacolor pencils, MS Branch border punch, Cuttlebug with Nestibilities Scalloped circle  and plain circle dies, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Pumpkin, Wasabi, Artichoke, and Summer Sun, Bazzill Brown, Neenah white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Beads, Leaf charms (WOC)

We hope you'll join us and share your creation with us in Mo's Challenge this week! Enter for a chance to win a$5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Thanks for dropping by!
Elaine

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mo's Challenge #207



They Call Me Mellow Yellow!

This week Kim is our hostess for Mo's Challenge. She asked us to make a card or project using Mo's favorite color, which happens to be yellow...a bright and sunny color for a girl with a sunny disposition!



Unfortunately, this little she-bear isn't too bright or sunny! She's not feeling 'beary' well at all!
Her bathrobe is paper-pieced, but the gingham pattern doesn't show up very well.

Images: "Beary Sick" , female version (a male version is also available, and both come with a digital sentiment) from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Scalloped oval die, Circle punches, MS Hydrangea punch, Xacto knife, Glue dots, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Daffodil and Summer Sun, Neenah white, PTI white, DP

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Yellow Gingham ribbon, Tiny pearl cabochons

Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Hope you are well!
Elaine

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mo's Challenge #206



Vintage Late 40's to Early 50's

Our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week, Cathy, wants projects with a vintage theme using at least one image from Mo's Digital Pencil. Vintage can mean different things to different people, so feel free to use your interpretation of your favorite vintage era!


This reminds me of kitchens from the late 40's and early 50's when fruit themes were popular, and kitchen gadgets all had wooden handles painted red or green! My mother had colored plaster fruit plaques on the walls and her small utensils had green handles! She also had a white tablecloth with a red aster print! I think Mummu would feel at home in a kitchen like that!


This is the same card with a few changes. The more I looked at the original, the less I cared for it. I guess I'm just not too fond of symmetry! I added a few more red daisies and leaves, and I'm much happier with it now!

Images: "Mummu's Letter" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Sewing machine, SU! scallop border and daisy punches, MS Hydrangea punch, Nellie Snellen embossing rose leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Poppy Parade, Bashful Blue, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Tiny pearl cabochons, Brads

Show us your take on 'vintage', and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.

Thanks for dropping by!
Elaine

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mo's Challenge #205



Something Sweet or Good to Eat!

Tracy is our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week, and she wants us to use at least one image from Mo's Digital Pencil to make a card or project that shows something sweet! It could feature a food item
 or just a sweet image...it's up to you!



I think this fits both criteria. Strawberries are delicious and this little girl
certainly is sweet! She's one of Mo's series of  "Fruit Girls"....each one as cute as the next!

Images: "Strawberry Girl" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital strawberry sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Daisy dies, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Mounting tape, Sewing machine

Papers: SU! Blush Blossom, Garden Green, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Corduroy brads, Grosgrain ribbon
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Please join us in the fun at Mo's Challenge Blog! Just enter your Mo creation for a chance to win
a $5.00 gift certificate! We'll be looking for you!

Thanks for stopping by!
Elaine

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mo's Challenge #204



'H' is For........

Mo's Challenge is having an alphabet challenge this week! Your card or project is to have something to do with the letter 'H', so put on your thinking cap, make something wonderful and enter for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.


I love Hawaii, so this image was a natural to fit the theme, along with the hibiscus flowers!
I wove strips of stamped green card stock to make the mat under the flowers.

Images: "Pineapple Girl" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics,Cuttlebug with Hibiscus die from Memory Box, Tropical leaf dies from Cheery Lynn
Double-Stitch stamp from SU!, Ink pad, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Various shades of green, Neenah white, Wood grain DP

We'd love to have you join us in Mo's Challenge this week with your 'H' creation using an image from Mo!

See you there!
Elaine

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mo's Challenge #203




Boys, Boys, Boys!

 Anja is our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week. She's asked that we make cards and projects using Mo's cute images of boys!


I've used one of her newer images, " Victory!" to make a birthday card for one of our sons. The football and field were free downloads I found on Google Images.

(Sorry the photo isn't too clear. I didn't realize it was a fuzzy until after it was on its way to the birthday boy!)

Inside: "Ready to tackle another year? Happy Birthday!"

Images: "Victory!" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Real Red and Garden Green, Neenah white

Embellishments: Baker's twine, Metal letters

I think making cards for boys is fun! Hope you do to!
Join us in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.

Thanks for dropping in!
Elaine

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Flowers


Flowers Everywhere!

I have two cards today. One is for a wedding and the second is another sympathy card.



 This is a wedding card for an older couple, so the usual bride and groom didn't seem right.
I made all the flowers and leaves using a combination of punches and dies from Martha Stewart, Marianne, Cheery Lynn, and Nellie Snellen. The oval dies and Anna Griffen embossing folder are from Spellbinders. The stamped sentiment is from SU! The colored card stock is SU!, and the white is PTI, and Neenah.
It's been embellished with tiny pearls, brads, and satin ribbon.

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This is the last sympathy card I'll be making for awhile....at least I hope so!
I have no idea where the poppy came from, but the embossing folder is Anna Griffen from Spellbinders. The oval die is also from Spellbinders. The corner dies are Cheery Lynn. It's been embellished with satin ribbon, a pearl bead and flower charm.

Have a great day!
Elaine

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Roses!



Just Peachy!

I love coloring flowers! This card was made for the wedding of an older couple.


I have no idea from whom I bought this image...nothing in the file name gives me any clue! I love it, though! It's actually a merge of two identical images. The rose leaf die and pretty frame die is from Spellbinders.  . The Anna Griffen embossing folder is theirs, also.
The card stock is SU! Guava, Pirouette Pink, and Garden Green, and the white is from PTI.
I've embellished it with satin ribbon, a bead, and an engraved heart charm.

I've entered this in the color challenge on The Ribbon Girl blog. We are to use peach or orange. The card did not photograph true to color. It is actually between peach and orange.

Thanks for looking!
Elaine

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sympathy Cards



A Season for Everything

I don't enjoy making sympathy cards, but death is, unfortunately, as much a part of life as birth. I've had  to make a couple for our personal use for friends and distant relatives recently, and the florist who sells my cards has asked for some. 

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 This card uses a vintage image from Two for Tuesday and a digital sentiment. The embossing was done with an Anna Griffen embossing folder, and the leaves were made with 
Nellie Snellens' Embossing Leaf punch set.


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This second card uses a digital image from a shop that is no longer in business and another digital sentiment.
I do love coloring flowers!


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This image of violets on this card is from the same shop. The sentiment is from a SU! stamp set.
The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart. The embossing folder and dies are from Spellbinders


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This card uses a digital image of a gladiola stalk, one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, I have no idea where I bought this one! I wish artists or shops would include their name in the file names of the images. I often don't remember to do that when I purchase a digi.
The embossing folder is an Anna Griffen, the die is from Marianne (I cut two and used all of one and part of the second to frame the image.), and the beautiful lace is available from WOC.

I think this is my favorite!


That's it for now. I have a few more images colored for sympathy cards, but I need to take a break!

Thanks for dropping by!
Elaine

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mo's Challenge #202



Say it With Flowers!

Cathy is our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week, and she would like us to use flowers on our creations. You can use ready-made flowers or make your own!


I chose to make the flowers for my card. I used an assortment of punches and dies to make the daisies, roses, cornflowers, and tiny scattered blossoms and leaves.
I love "Baby With Bunny" so I've used it again this week!

Images: "Baby With Bunny" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from SU!

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Glue Dots, Cuttlebug, Assorted punches and dies from MS, SU!, Nellie Snellen, Marianne, and Cheery Lynn

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Tiny pearl cabochons, Brads, Paper stamens

Papers: SU! Melon, Mauve, Raspberry, Garden Green, Celery, Neenah white, Digital DP

Please join us this week for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.
We're also still looking for two Guest Designers to serve on our team for three months! Check out all the details on Mo's Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Elaine

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mo's Challenge #201

Anything Goes With Mo!

That's the theme for Mo's Challenge this week! I always enjoy 'Anything Goes', because there are no restrictions, so you're free to be as creative as you like.


The florist who sells my cards needed cards for baby boys, so this is one that I made.
I think this image is so cute....love that little round bum!

Images: "Baby and Bunny" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from SU!

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with leaf swirl die, Assorted flower punches (SU! and MS), SU! Word punch

Papers: SU! Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Neenah smooth white, Digital DP

Embellishments, Mini brads, Tiny pearl cabochons

Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil! We are also looking for two Guest Designers, so check out the Challenge Blog for all the details!

See you there!
Elaine

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mo's Challenge #200



Goodbye, Summer!



That's the theme for Mo's Challenge this week! I'm never completely happy
 to see summer go, but I do love the autumn season!
 I love sunflowers! They are sort of a transitional flower that blooms late in the summer and into the fall, and the colors are fabulous...bright and cheerful!

This is a retirement card. The inside says,
"You will be missed! Enjoy your retirement."

Images: "Prince Edward Island" (It's Ann of Green Gables.)from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen,  Cuttlebug with Round tag die, Cricut with cartridge, Round punch, Glue dots

Papers: SU! Sage, Banana, Chocolate, and Garden Green, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Sunflowers from WOC

Please join us this week in Mo's Challenge to say "Goodbye to Summer" for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Thanks for looking!
Elaine


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mo's Challenge #199

 
 
Happy Birthday!
 
 
That's the theme that our Team Leader and hostess for this week, Pat, has chosen for Mo's Challenge this week. I love making birthday cards! There are so many ways to be creative and so many images
that can be used!
 

This image is one of my favorites! It's so much fun to color! I just wish I could have taken a better picture of it. This is a bit blurry.
 
Images: "Tall Cake" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from SU!
 
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Round Nestibilities, Black ink pad, Glue Dots
 
Papers: SU! Daffodil Delight, Neenah white, PTI White, DP (?)
 
Embellishments: Gingham ribbon flowers, Brads, Paper doily
 
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With such an easy challenge, We hope to have a lot of entries! Just make something wonderful using at least one of Mo's fantastic images and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to the shop!
 
It's so nice of you to drop by!
Elaine

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mo's Challenge #198



So Sweet!

Kim is our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week, and her theme is "Sweet" which can be interpreted in so many ways! It could be a 'sweet' image, which could be any of Mo's images 'cause they're all so sweet, or something sweet to eat, or even a card for your 'sweetie'...the choice is yours!



This card uses Mo's  Baby Fairy Ladybug . I love the red gingham with it!

Images: "Baby Fairy Ladybug" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from PrintWorks

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Fine red marker, Cuttlebug with Daisy, Branch, and Label dies  SU! Scallop border punch, Black Memento ink pad

Papers: SU! Real Red and Garden Green CS, Neenah white, Digital gingham DP

Embellishments: Red satin ribbon, Ladybug brads, Yellow corduroy brads

Now it's your turn! Just make something wonderful using at least one of Mo's wonderful images and join us in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!
 
Don't forget about the sale at Mo's Digital Pencil! It's 20% off until August 16th! Use the coupon code 2013SS.
 
Always love it when you drop by! 
Elaine

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mo's Challenge #197

 
 
 
....And Not a Drop to Drink!
 
 
 
Tracy is our hostess this week, and the theme she's chosen is "Water, Water Everywhere!"
Not literally everywhere, of course, she'd just like us to make a water-themed card or project using at least one of Mo's great images!



I've used "In the Bath" on my card. I just love the look on this little one's face!
I think it's perfect for the theme, as there certainly is water everywhere when a little one takes a bath!

Images: "In the Bath" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with flower and leaf dies

Papers: SU! Orange, Green, and Apricot, Neenah white, Recollections orange gingham DP, Digital gold gingham DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Paper clip, Brads, Flowers from WOC
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This card uses "Pool Party" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, SU! scalloped border punch, Cricut with 'Florals Embellished' cartridge, Circle punch

Papers: SU! Turquoise and Orange, Neenah white, Basic Grey DPs

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbons, Beads, Fish charm

Now let's see what you make for this fun challenge! Enter your creation for
a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
 Elaine

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mo's Challenge # 196


'G' is For.......!

Mo's Challenge for this week is to represent or use something that begins with the letter 'G' on your project. The possibilities are endless! Check out the other Design Team members for some inspiration!


This card has 'G' for gingham, girl, and granddaughter (It was made for Mo's aunt who ordered it for her little granddaughter Marion's birthday!)

Images: "What's Cooking?" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, Oval punches, Mounting tape, Tacky tape, Ink pad

Papers: SU! Lavender Lace and Magenta, Neenah white, Gingham DP (Recollections), and Digital DP

Embellishments: Baking-themed brads, Brads, Lace, Satin ribbon, Prima daisies, Doily

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Here's another card for Mo's aunt. I made two so that she could choose the one she liked best, but she ended up buying them both!


Tools: Copics, Spica pen, Cuttlebug with Marianne corner dies, Nellie Snellen small rose leaf embossing punch set. 

Papers: SU! Melon Mambo, Mauve Mist, Garden Green, Digital DP

Embellishments: Roses, Pearl cabochons

Let's see what you'll come up with for 'G'! Make something wonderful, and join us in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's shop!

So glad to have you visit!
 Elaine

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mo's Challenge #195



So Krafty!

Kim is our hostess for this week, and she wants us to us to use Kraft card stock in our creations! I've colored on Kraft with Prismacolor pencils before, and I love the look,  but I much prefer the speed of my Copics for coloring. I decided to use the Kraft for my card body instead of coloring an image on Kraft. I used it to make the daisies, too. I used regular brads for the centers and dotted them using a Spica pen and Multiliner.


I made this card to welcome a new couple to our rural neighborhood.

Images: "Tall Houses" (a set of three) from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! stamped sentiment (I used the 'omitting' technique, as the stamp said "Welcome Baby")

Tools: Copics, Spica and Multiliner pens, Prismacolor pencil, MS Fence, Leaf, and Daisy punches, Nellie Snellen leaf embosser, Black marker

Papers: SU! Reds, Gable Green, and Kraft CS, Neenah white

Now it's your turn to show us your wonderful creations using at least one of Mo's great images!
Enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Thanks for stopping in!
Elaine

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mo's Challenge #194



Turquoise!


 Tine is our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week, and she wants us to use turquoise on our cards and
projects. That was easy for me as I love to use turquoise. I think it goes well with so many other colors!


I love this image! I don't know what it is about her that appeals so much to me, but I always love working with her, and I always seem to make her a red-head!

Inside: "Sending you a bucketful of sunshine!"

Images: "Maggie" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from PrintWorks

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with die, Oval punches.

Papers: SU! Turquoise and Apricot, Recollections gingham DP, Digital star DP, Neenah white

Embellishments: Brads

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This card uses another of my favorite images! I just love the look on this baby's face! This card doesn't have any turquoise on it, but aqua is a close cousin!

Image: "Spit Happens" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, MS Lace border punch

Papers: SU! Soft Sky and Daffodil, Neenah white, MS DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Flowers, Mini brads

Please check out the fabulous work from the rest of my talented team mates, then make something wonderful using one of Mo's unique images, and enter the challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's shop!

Love to have you stop by!
 Elaine

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mo's Challenge #193



Celebrating Love!

Oops! Time got away from me, and I'm very late in posting my card for this week's Challenge!
My younger sister is visiting from Dallas, so there have been a lot of family activities to occupy my thoughts and time.


 

Anja is our hostess for this week, and she has chosen the theme of  "Love" for Mo's Challenge.

This card is one of three that I made for our daughter-in-law to choose from for a wedding she and our son were  attending.  Mo has images of three wedding couples, so I used a different one on each card.



Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Anna Griffin embossing folder and Nestibilities die, Fiskar's punch

Papers: SU! Lavender and Gable Green, Neenah whit, PTI white

Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Roses from WOC

Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week to celebrate love! Just follow the theme making a card or project using at least one of Mo's fabulous images and enter for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate from Mo's Digital Pencil!


Always so happy when you visit!
Elaine

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mo's Challenge #192



'F' is For.......
  Mo's Challenge this week is to make a card or project using at least one of Mo's great images with a theme or element that begins with an 'F'.



My 'F' is for formal, but it could also be for frame,  flourish, or flowers!
Our daughter-in-law needed a card for a wedding she and our son were attending. I made three different cards using Mo's three wedding couple images so that she could choose the one she liked.
 The one above is the one she chose!


Tools: Copics, Gold Metallic pen, Spica pens, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder and Marianne swirl die, Glue dots

Papers: Neenah white, PTI white, Gold metallic CS

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Tiny pearl cabochons.

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Here's another, and I'll show you the the third one next week!


I used Core'dination paper and my new Anna Griffin embossing folder for the background. It was lightly sanded to reveal the under-lying color. I'd never used this paper before, and I really like the effect.

Inside: "May your hearts still be dancing long after the music has stopped."

Image: "Bride and Groom (Dancing)" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Anna Griffin embossing folder, Nestibilities ovals, and Cheery Lynn flourish corner dies, Nellie Snellen Rose Leaf embossing punch set, Sanding block

Papers: SU! Rose Romance and Garden Green, Neenah white, Core'dinations CS

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC

Please join us in the fun at Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate from 
For inspiration, please check out the work of my DT sisters. They have created some beautiful work 
for your pleasure!

I always love it when you stop by!
Elaine

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mo's challenge #191



Fun in the Sun! (NOT!)


I know this doesn't seem to fit the theme for Mo's Challenge this week, but hear me out. I work with 12 and 13 year old kids, and towards the end of school I asked them what they would be doing during their summer vacation. Almost all the boys said they would be playing video games during their time off!
 No "Fun in the Sun" for them, I guess! 
I love the 'glazed over' look on his face! If you have gamers in your family, you know that look well!
I colored the image first, then found this perfect masculine plaid DP in my stash. I couldn't believe how well it picked up all the colors I had used!

Inside: "Now that I have your attention,  Happy Birthday!"

Image: "Game On" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Silver metallic pen, Prismacolor pencil, Square punch,  Mounting tape, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Gable Green, Only Orange, Blue (?), Neenah white, MME DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Natural twine, Buttons

Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil. Remember to check out all the Teams' blogs for details on their wonderful creations!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mo's Challenge #189



School's Out!

At least it will be for me next Wednesday! I love my job, but I love summer vacation, too!
"School's Out" is  Mo's Challenge theme for this week.


I made this card for our daughter's birthday. She's addicted to facebook!
This is pretty much what I'll be doing, though, once school is out for the summer....on the computer and not getting dressed until noon! LOL!

Inside: "Happy Birthday from two people who 'Like' you very much!"

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Turquoise and Green Galore (I'm really bummed that they discontinued that color!), Neenah white, Unknown DPs

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Prima flowers, Flower brads
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 I've used "Georgie Cartwheel" on this card. He's as excited as I am about getting out of school!  He has not been put in the new store yet. If you want him, just ask Mo and she'll make him available for you.


I've made a spinner card with him. You can find the instructions for these cards on Splitcoast Stampers. They are fairly easy to make and kids love them! Below are more views of the way he spins across the card.




 Images: "Georgie Cartwheel" From Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment

Tools: Copic Markers, Oval punches, Slot Punch, Dimensional dots, Pennies Glue Dots

Papers: SU! Red and Blue, Neenah white, Unknown DP

Embellishments: Heart and Star buttons (shanks removed)

So let's see your version of "School's Out" in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift card to Mo's Digital Pencil.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mo's Challenge #188




The Children's Challenge!

Mo's Challenge this week is to use at least one image of a child from Mo's collection on a card or project. 



I used "Howdy" on this card. She's absolutely a joy to color and comes with two sentiments, neither of which is on this card! I used a white gel pen and fine black marker to simulate a bandana print on her neck scarf, and a white gel pen for the polka dots on her skirt.
This is a retirement card for one of the many people who are leaving our school this year. I'd better get busy! I have several more to make!

Images: "Howdy" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment (Lariat font)

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Thin blue marker, Mounting tape, Circle punches

Papers: SU! Real Red, Kraft, Neenah white, Corrugated cardboard, Assorted DP

Embellishments: Natural twine, Chipboard stars
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This is also the week for children to enter their cards and projects using one of Mo's cute images.
Read all about it on Mo's Challenge Blog!


Looking forward to seeing what you and the kids will do for a chance to win!
Elaine

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mo's Challeng #187


Summer's Coming!
 
That's the theme for Mo's Challenge this week!
For our family, summer means that the horse show season is in full swing, with shows almost every weekend.
Our granddaughter just turned 10 years old, and she's been riding since she was three!
I made this card for her birthday.
 
 
 
She owns a 6 year old Morgan named Whiteout who's 16 hands and a beautiful animal! The two just love each other, and this image so reminds me of them.
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This was taken last year after a blue ribbon ride!
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Inside: Have a blue ribbon day!

Images: "Shire and Horse" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from Hero Arts

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Nestibilities label die, Nellie Snellen  embossing rose leaf punch set, MS scoring board, Circle punches, Tacky Tape, VersaMark pad, Gold EP
 
Papers: SU! Pacific Point blue, Gable Green, Neenah white, Metallic gold, Cosmo Cricket DP 

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Horse charm, Beads

What is your summer like? Make a card or project with a summer theme using an image from Mo and enter the challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!
 
 Wishing you lots of summer fun!
Elaine

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mo's Challenge #186



Thank You!

The hostess for Mo's Challenge this week is Debbie, and she wants us to make a 'Thank You' card
 using at least one of Mo's images. 

 
I've used "Ben" for my card. Isn't he cute?!

Images; "Ben" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, MS Grass and Fence border punches, Flower dies

Papers: SU! Green Galore, Peach Parfait, Neenah white, Cosmo Cricket DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Brads

Please join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

We'll be looking for you!
Elaine



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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mo's Images



Cards, Cards, Cards!

I had some time to play the other day and colored up several of Mo's wonderful images!
 Here are a few cards I made.


I made this card for one of our daughters-in-law whose birthday got by me somehow!
I really love that rose paper!

Image: "Late" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital vintage watch, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Gold gel pen, Nellie Snellen embossing rose leaf punch set, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Pirouette Pink, Baja Breeze, Cool Caribbean, Forest Green, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: 'Gold' chain, Roses from WOC
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This card is the first of many Father's Day cards I have to make. A local florist sells my cards, and I'm always behind in getting holiday cards to her! I have to start sooner from now on!

Images: "Mr. Fixit from Mo's Digital Pencil, Tools from Dustin Pike, Stamped sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Fine black marker, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Poppy and Gray, Neenah white, Basic Gray and SU! DP

Embellishments: Screw brads
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This is a card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday.



Inside:...But at least your still kickin'!

Images: "Karate Boy" (also available as a girl)  from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! Stamped scroll, 
Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Memento black ink pad, Tacky Tape

Papers: SU! Kraft and Black,  Neenah white, Basic Grey, DP

Embellishments: Twill tape, Gingham ribbon, Square brads
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This is a sympathy card for a cousin. This is such a pretty image!
  I realized when I saw the photo that two pearls were missing! I fixed it, though.
 The subtle shine of the Spica pen I used to highlight the wings and dress don't show
 in the photo, but it's very pretty IRL!



Tools: Copics, Spica pen, Tacky Tape

Papers: SU! Cool Caribbean, Neenah white, SU! and Wild Asparagus DP

Embellishments: Pearl cabochons, SU! Rose trim

 I enjoyed making these, and can't wait until school's out and I have plenty of time to play!

Thanks for looking!
Elaine