Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

A few weeks ago my friend Christine gave me a "Liebster Blog" award.  Thanks Christine - sorry it took me so long to post.

'Liebster' is German for 'dearest or favorite'. The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:
  • Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above).
  • Hope that those you award forward it to their favorite bloggers.
Here are my five nominees, in alphabetical order:

Enjoy your award ladies.  I think you are wonderful and check your blogs often!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Mabelle RO: Friends Flower

Happy Monday!

Today, I used a Mabelle R.O. rubber stamp set called Friends {again}. I've been thinking about this card for awhile. Since, I bought the cloud dies from PaperTrey Ink which was several months ago.

I stamped the flower with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copic markers (R32, R35, R46, Y35, Y38, YG93, YG95, YG97) and created some grass.  Using some plastic mesh as a spacing guide, I pierced the paper then used light blue cross stitch floss and a needle to create the rain.  

For the clouds, I used rustic white cardstock (PTI), which is an off white.  I wanted a little contrast with the true white background.  I also used W-1 Copic marker on the bottom edge to create some shadow.  Both clouds are popped with pop dots.  The sun is a 1" diameter punch from Bazzill Lemon Bliss cardstock.   The base card is PTI Pure Poppy.

Happy Mabelle Monday!
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Fabulous Friday - Darling Josephine

Happy Friday!

It is sure to fabulous right?  It's Friday.   Today, I have a birthday card using a TAC set from the 2011 catalog called Darling.  {Hoping it will be available again soon}.  I got this set because the image looks so much like my friend Tina.  Her birthday was Tuesday and this is her birthday card.

I also used a digi paper called Josephine from Mischelle's esty site Hello That's Fabulous.  So many great patterned papers in this set!
The cardstock is Bazzill Flintsone (base card) and Date Swirl.  I stamped the image on white Xpress It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I cut it out and paper pieced it on the light gray tag (Nestabilities 18). 

I used a VersaMark pen to trace the outer edge of the tag and create an intermediate shade of gray for additional contrast.  Then added a pewter eyelet and the light blue ribbon is from the TAC Maggie collection.

Copic Colors: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R02, N1, B91

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Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mabelle RO - Coco Bee

Happy Mabelle Monday!

Today I have a brand new Mabelle digi called Coco Bee. What a cutie!?! She released some new Spring designs Saturday.  You can find them at Whimsy and Stars Studios.
Supplies -- MRO Coco Bee, Papers: Basic Grey Little Black Dress, Bazzill Flintstone and BeesWax, Copic Markers, Ribbon, Sewing machine, Cream thread.

Copic colors: N1, N3, N4, N7, Y35, Y38, YG93, YG95, R32, R35, R46, R59, E50.

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by...
Abundant Blessing,

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hello That's Fabulous: Cheer Up

Happy Friday!

Isn't this image Fabulous!  It is a new digi from Hello That's Fabulous called "Cheer Up, Darling".

The designer papers are K&Company, cardstock is PTI Fine Linen and Dark Chocolate.
The image is colored with Copic markers.  I added chalk to create a background and distressed the edges with Cognac and Burnt Umber Palette ink.

Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, E35, E37, R32, R35, R46, R59, YG93, YG95

Hope you enjoyed my Fabulous Friday post. 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hello That's Fabulous: Must Be Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is the card I made for Mark.  I hope he likes it as much as I do {I'm sure he will}.  This is a digi called "Must be Love" from Hello That's Fabulous.  This image IS Fabulous!  Love the vintage look.  It was so fun to color too. 

This is a set of two digis.  The image and the sentiment "I'm so glad you're mine!"  I combined the two in Word before I printed it out.  Digis are so great that way.

The image is colored with Copic markers.  The sky is chalk to give that airy feel.  Then I aged the edges using a sponge and Palette Cognac and Burnt Umber ink. 
The cardstock is PTI Kraft, Bazzill Mocha Divine.  The designer paper is from the same Valentine K&Company paper pack I used for yesterday's Valentine.

Copic Colors: E00, E09, E11, E13, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, B41, B45, B37, W2, W3, W4, R35, R46, R59

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Thanks for stopping by...

Update -- My husband's desk at work :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Homebound Ministry: Valentine

Happy Monday!

I have another valentine to share today.  I made this one for the homebound ministry and family. 

I used a few different punches, round, scallop and heart to create this card.  The sentiment is from a TAC set Contemporary Greetings which was brand new in the 2011-12 TAC catalog and hopefully will be available again soon.  Red Rubber Designs should be opening this month (February 2012). 
The cardstock is from PaperTrey Ink - Kraft and Pure Poppy.  The patterned paper is a Valentine paper pack by K&Company.  The ink is Palette L'Amore Red.

Inside I printed this verse from the computer...

For God so loVed the world,
                             that he gAve
                                  his onLy
                                         That whosoever
                            believeth In him
                                should Not perish,
                             but have Everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV

Wishing you on this Valentine’s Day
the blessings of His Love!

You may have seen this in e-mail form.  I saw it again this year which reminded me that I had used this years ago (2006 to be exact).  I though this year would be a good one for it to come out again and make the rounds.

Tomorrow, I will share the Valentine I made for Mark.  It uses a digi from Hello That's Fabulous.  It was SO fun to color.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Mabelle RO: Zoe's Heart

Happy Monday!

Today's Mabelle RO digi is Zoe's Heart.  I finally got around to making a card using this great image.
Supplies -- MRO Zoe's Heart, Designer Paper Maggie, Cardstock Bazzill Salsa Verde, DCWV Raspberry, Copic X-Press It, Copics markers

Copic Colors: YR21, YR23, YR24, E00, E11, E13, E21, V22, V17, YG91, YG93, YG95, RV52, RV55, RV66, R81, R02, BG10. 

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Abundant Blessings,