Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorite Mo Project

This is my favorite Mo project for 2011.   It was never posted to the Challenge site, I did post on Webster's pages.    It was my Father's Day card for my Father - inside sentiment was "You could  look far & wide and never find a better father."   Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Favorite image/sentiment

Like everyone else I found it impossible to chose a favorite image by Mo so I chose one I haven't used in a challenge.     It is My Friend found here -   It was a lot of fun to color and I used Copic markers as always.   The paper is from Lilybeedesign - Picket Fence 6x6 Tiny Tablet.   The sentiment is a stamp from Tim Holtz and was stamped with Concord Grape distress ink.    I finished the card with a sheer white ribbon and a net flower from my stash with a pearl in the center.   Thank you for looking!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Are you lonesome tonight?

This was a really fun challenge (the husband even said so.)   The challenge is make a project inspired by a song.   I was stumped - outside of the obvious I didn't have any ideas until I pulled this image out of my already colored stack.   He is and I thought he'd make a perfect card for a girlfriend.    The song Are You Lonesome Tonight? come to mind immediately.   The paper is from Basic Grey and I inked it a bit more with purple, the stamp is from Tim Holtz, I used stickles to create a little low light, the bats are made from black ribbon and the font is downloaded from the internet - Fangsong.    I hope everyone with slightly warped sense of humor like mine enjoy this - thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Toto too

My entry this week in Mo's Digital Challenge Furry Friends is Mo's Kansas - featuring Dorothy and of course, her furry friend, Toto!    There wouldn't have been an adventure if not for Toto, after all.   Image is colored with Copics, paper is Graphic 45, I glittered the ruby red slippers (of course) and finished with glitter domes.   Thank you for looking!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dancing in the leaves

Something about autumn days makes me feel like dancing.    I chose one of my favorite Mo Manning images for this weeks challenge centering around autumn colors.   The image is Mummu and she is colored with Copics, the leaves falling around here are part of a set I have that actually make a wreath, the leaves in the corner of the card are part of a border collection from K & Company.   I can't identify the manufacturer of the gem leaves and the paper is left over from another project.   I really need a new camera as this picture isn't very good (it has to be the camera, right?   It can't be the operator!)   Thank you for looking.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Celebration Explosion

For Mo's 100th challenge I offer a celebration explosion featuring Abby Celebration by Mo Manning.   She's colored with Copics and glittered.   The rest of the card features paper from Pink Paislee's Soiree collection.   I wanted Abby to appear to burst out of the frame, the paper is really fun.   Thank you for looking!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Boy Attitude

I think this guy is a perfect example of boy attitude.   He is Dare by Mo Manning and this card is for this week's challenge entitled Boy Attitude.    He's colored with many shades of brown Copic markers, the papers are Webster's Pages and Graphic 45.    My goal was to show as many modes of transportation as possible and I thought that called for some gears.    Part of the background is distressed with a Tim Holtz embossing envelope, colored with distress inks.   Thank you for looking.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wedding Celebration

Casual and bright wedding card using Mo's image Bethy's Wedding and Basic Grey papers - Sweet Threads.   Picture doesn't do the brightness of the colors justice.   Also used pearls and Webster's Pages bloomers.   Thank you for looking!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Too Many Shoes

For Mo's Challenge this week, the sweetest image ever "Big Shoes"   She's adorable!   I used Anna Griffin paper, a Webster's Pages flower, colored her Copics.    Inside sentiment, "It's your birthday - indulge."

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to School

For this week's challenge at Mo's - Back to School and my take on the first day of school picture.   I used the image Helena and Henry, paper pieced Helena's dress then cropped the picture to fit in the frame.   The papers are all Webster's Pages, colored with Copic markers and finished with a grosgrain ribbon.   Thank you for looking

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Feeling Blue

This week's challenge from Mo is Feeling Blue.   Blue is my favorite color and I wanted to make the color the star of the show.   I chose the image Prima (one of my favorites and one I use a lot) and the boldest blues I own.   Colors like cobalt accenting with some lighter blues.   I glitzed her up with Stickles and Copic Spica markers.   The paper and bloomers are from Webster's Pages and the punch is Martha Stewart.   Thank you for looking!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Christmas Joy

Sigh, technology is challenging me today.   As did this "anything but a card" challenge.   This is a Christmas wall hanging.    If I could have gotten the picture right you would have been able to tell this is an ornament decorated with the lovely Bella Loves Christmas, ribbon and flowers atop Christmas paper by K & Company.  The sentiment is from Graphic 45 and says "Christmas joy is in my heart".   I had quite a lot more on the plaque but it seemed to overwhelm poor Bella and I wanted her to be star.    It's okay because I have plenty of time to play with this before I hang it up!   Thank you for looking!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Easel card for Mo's Challenge.   It's always all about the paper for me and I wanted Mo's image to look as if she is part of the background.   The image is Baby Fairy Yuriko who is feeding a hummingbird.   The paper is from Webster's Pages Wonderfall collection, the trim is, yellow, Webster's Pages, white, K & Company.   Colored with the following Copic Markers:
E000, E00, E21, E49, E50, E51, E53, R32, R20, YR02, G17, G83, BG15, Y17, Y19, Y21.   I also glittered her up but it isn't showing in the picture.  
Thank you for looking!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


It is a very gray day here and it appears my camera wanted to convey that as the colors on this card are much more vibrant than they appear here.    Anyway, here is my entry to Mo's Challenge this week.   The challenge this week is create something that features something sweet and food related.   I can't think of anything sweeter than cotton candy and this little girl.   You can find her here   She is colored with surprising few Copic Markers.   The paper is from Basic Grey, their Out of Print collection.   I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder colored over with distress ink and finished with some rick rack trim, pearls and a tag which you cannot read but says Giggle - all from my stash.   Thank you for looking!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Vacation

Recently I have been lucky enough to reconnect with my best childhood friend.   It has been wonderful to spend time with someone who knew me as I was becoming who I am.    This is the card I made for her birthday.    Mo's image was perfect as we laugh about how we simply went to each others door and called the person to come out.   Our children think we were nuts.   I remember one summer spent on these silly metal skates.    We spent so much time on them I felt like I was skating in my sleep!   

Unfortunately I cannot remember the brand of paper I used here, it has a very retro design on it.   The image is colored with Copic markers and I made the flowers using my Cricut.   Buttons and floss complete the card.  Thanks for looking.

Image can be found here -

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Black, White and .......Pink

This week's challenge at Mo's is to create something using only black, white and one other color.   I considered skipping it but remembered I had this beautiful Anna Griffin which was only shades of black, white and pink.   After being inspired by the Design Team's work, I took the challenge.   I chose to use Wednesday's Child (available here\\\\\\\%27s+child).   Oh the drama, coupled with the color black I decided that this would make a good "big" birthday card - you know the birthdays I mean, the ones that send a person into a tailspin.     I colored her with Copic markers using 100, C3, C5, C7, W1, Rv00, R00 and R81.  I finished the card off with a very pink ribbon (the color in the paper unfortunately doesn't show up very well) and pearls from Memory Makers.   Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thinking of you

This week's entry at Mo's challenge - vintage, distressed and with lace.   I found some toile paper, used some lace from my stash and vintage buttons from Webster's pages.   The image is and is colored with Copic markers.   Thank you for looking.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Two for Tea

Happy Fourth of July weekend!    I'm taking advantage of the long weekend by setting aside some serious crafting time.    Here is my entry for Mo's Digital Challenge which is Inspired By A Book Or Story.    This is a challenge I enjoyed a great deal as I like to make Mo's delightful characters appear to jump off the page.

For this challenge I chose the Hatter ( I colored him in shades of brown but added green and pink to some parts of the image.   My goal was to make him look as though he jumped out of a page from the book.   He is colored with Copic markers but I colored him at a crop and didn't keep track of the colors I used - I was talking too much, I guess.   I mounted him with foam mounting tape on a distressed page from the book.  The illustration on the page is from Graphic 45, the paper is from Webster's Pages.   The phrase and question mark were cut with Cricut using the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.   I finished with some flowers I purchased on clearance from Michaels.   

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Here's my entry for this week's Mo's Challenge which is Flowers, Fairies, Flutters and Fancy Fold.   This started out a fancy fold card but I couldn't make it work so I'm going with the Cupcake Fairy from Mo and maybe we can count the flags as flutters.    The fairy is colored with Copic markers to match the cupcake paper that came from stash along with the dotted swiss by My Minds Eye.   The flag stamps and sentiment are both from Hero Arts - Friendly Flags and Birthday Messages.    I finished the card with pink satin ribbon and fibers.    Thank you for looking!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Baby Shower Tag

For this week's Mo's Challenge - it's a girl!
This is paper pieced and embellished with lace and ribbon the paper clip is to hold the "to-from".   Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Spring Harvest

Here's my entry for Mo's Challenge this week.   Here are the parameters:
"A Recipe for Friendship"

Take two people with common interests,
Mix together with love and understanding,
Stir in a sense of humor and a lot of compassion,
Bake for a lifetime...
and enjoy the fruits of your labor knowing that you both have made a remarkable concoction that will last forever!
Create a card or project with one element in this recipe. It could be an image with 2 people, an image that portrays love or a sense of humor. You could even create a card with a recipe included or something that has to do with cooking.  
Soooo, I used the image Harvest Dancers - a very challenging image to color.   I purchased it to use as wall art and intend to size it to 8 1/2 x 11 for that project so it will be easier to color, this one at approx 3 1/2" square was difficult.     I think it fits the challenge as obviously these guys have known each other long enough to celebrate their harvest.   And while we generally view the harvest as coming in autumn there are harvests throughout the growing season and I thought it would be a good opportunity to tie it to the Webster's Pages Spring Market line.    After all, all good things in any recipe originate at the hands of a farmer and if you're lucky you can get your fresh ingredients at a farmers market.   Anyway, no details to provide - image was colored with Copic markers, I have no idea which ones as I was concentrating on staying within the lines!   Thank you for looking -

Saturday, June 4, 2011


This is a pretty new image from Mo - Peachie - which I had to have as she looks just like my daughter did at that age.    The image is just adorabel.This is for Mo's Challenge - a sketch challenge.   One of my favorite color combinations is light blue with peach or yellow.    The paper is Webster's Pages, the scalloped oval was cut with Cricut - Storybook Letter cartridge and embossed with a Cutterbug folder.   The paper flowers are colored with distress inks.   The image is colored with Copic markers - lots of them!

B000/ B00, B02, YR16, Y19, YR00, Y21, YG17, R20, E000, E00, E04, E09, E15, E25, E53, R02.

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Far & Wide

Hi, just entered this in Webster's Pages challenge.    I used beautiful Webster's Pages 6 x 6 Yacht Club paper, Webster's pages stamp and ribbon.   The image is Out There by Mo Manning colored with Copic Markers.   I actually kept track of the markers I used -
B000, B95, B97, B99
E000, E00, E13, E21, E25, E30, E33, E34, E53, E57
C3, C5
Inside sentiment is "You could look far and wide and never find a better father."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pearls & Flowers

Happy Thursday!   I actually colored this little girl a few months ago just because I think she's so beautiful.   Of course she fit naturally into a challenge that includes pearls & flowers.    She is Flower Girl and she can be purchased from Mo Manning here   Naturally this is a wedding card.    The image is colored with Copic markers, the paper is from Webster's Pages.   The doily is actually scrap from packaging - never throw anything away!   I completed the card with a string of pearls and some roses.   Thank you for looking!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


This for the Distressing Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.    I used Little Umbrella (you can find it here - colored with Copics, used some distress ink on the image as well as distress stickles.   I can't remember what brand the flip flop paper is - it was in a calendar kit.   I used sheer ribbon for the water and more ribbon for the sun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


This for Basic Grey challenge; I used Kioshi paper and stickers from the Porcelain collection.   The stamp is one I bought on clearance years ago and colored with Copics.    I love this little guy's face!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tabia in a field of flowers

This is for Mo's Digital Challenge Monochromatic.    Tabia is one of my favorite images.   You can find her here -  I colored her with Copics and put a whole lot of bling on her.   She shines so much I had a hard time getting a decent picture.   This challenge was fun!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Yellow Ballerina

Same as the last, all of my favorite things - a birthday card.   That's all for now.  


This one is exactly what I wanted.   I love the image - also from Mo - Moving.    A card for someone moving into their first "real" place.    Apart from Mo's image I used paper from Webster's pages, one of my favorite brands and a Tim Holtz stamp.    In fact, this uses all of my favorite things.

Brand new to blogging

My first attempt at posting pictures and blogging!    This is all rather intimidating.    In any case, here is an attempt at a challenge entry at Mo's Digital Challenge.    I've used two of her adorable digis, Bossy and Cotton Candy along with a digi from Make it Crafty - Candy Cart.   It isn't quite what I wanted but it is close.