Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lily Of The Valley Sneak Peak !!

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Good day dear friends !! I hope you all have been enjoying your weekend.

I have enjoyed mine and spent most of it playing with some sneak peaks of the soon to be released It’s a Boy Thing from Lily Of The Valley. Oh you all are going to love these !!!!!!!!  The one I have used today is called Cheers Bear. Isn’t he just adorable ???

I have colored him with my copic’s and have used some papers from BG. The border die and circle die is from My Favorite Things.  The ribbon that I used is from SU and then I just used some buttons from my stash. The circle sentiment is also from the  clear additions set from Lily Of The Valley.

All the Design Team is going to be showing you all kinds of Sneak Peaks so make sure you check out there blogs too for I am telling you folks you are going to be wanting all of them.

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Now I have made another card and I have used the gorgeous sketch from Dawny over at PaperTake Weekly Challenge Blog . Dawny does the most gorgeous sketch’s. I have used On The Garden Wall from Lily Of The Valley . I used one of the MS border punches called Cherish and have used some papers from K&Co. I used a swirl from BG and used some ribbon from my stash. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts . The leaf is a punch from Nellie Snellen. I am also entering this into Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog for Anything Goes.

Well thanks so much for stopping bye and seeing me I so appreciate it and make sure you keep checking back for more sneak peaks as well as all the other design team members from Lily Of The Valley.

Sending you all big  hugs ((((()))))))pt

Friday, April 29, 2011

Buttons, Bows and Bling !!!

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Good day to you all !!! It is Friday !!! Oh I love those words when I don’t have to work. As I type this I don’t know if I have to work or not. So we will see how much play time I get lol

Well with it being Friday that means there is a new challenge up over at Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge Blog and Dawny has come up with our challenge today of Button, Bows and Bling. You can use all or just one or two. Me I went with all lol

I have used this Tilda with Straw hat and I have colored her with my copics along with the Stone Path image. I have used some K & Co Papers . The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe which is also the sponsor for this challenge.

The border punch is the Cherish punch from MS and I have used one of the gorgeous flowers I got in my prize package from Norma. I used some ribbon from My Favorite Things and I used some buttons from SU.  I added some bling to a couple of the corners.

I do hope you all will come and join us this week.
Thanks for stopping bye it means so much to read your comments. Hugs


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love is in the Air

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Hello my dear friends !!!!

Today I would like to show you my card for Lily of The Valley Challenge Blog and this is my first official card joining the team here. I was so excited when they asked me to stay on. I so adore these images so much. I use to be on the team when it first started several years ago and when work took over I had to step down but was on cloud nine when they asked me back and took me all of about a half second to say yes lol So with out further ado.

Today the new challenge at Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog is “love is in the air” and I have used this adorable image called Together Forever from Lily Of The Valley. I have colored this adorable image with my copic’s and have used some older papers from SU. I also used some of the new Addition Stamps from Lily of the Valley. I have used this gorgeous Grunge Music image Isn’t this gorgeous ??? Then I have used some tags from the new stamps and added some words from the new collection of sentiments for tickets and tags. Oh I am telling you this new collection is just out of this world!!!!!!!!!!

Also on my card I have used some ribbon that I got at Really Reasonable Ribbon, I so love this it is so soft  I am also using my new doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I am so loving these new dies !!! Now for my flower I made my own out of Organza material and just added a pearl brad to the center.

Well I do hope you all will come and join us over at Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog . Make sure you visit the girls on the team they have such gorgeous art to show you all.

Thanks for stopping bye today I so appreciate it very much. Sending you all big hugs ((((((((()))))))))))

 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A different kind of Tissue Box

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Hello dear friends. I am back with another scheduled post lol

Today I would like to show you a different type of Tissue Box I made. The box has been pieced together as the box is a lot taller so there isn’t any paper large enough to just make a cover for it so I took some cardstock and some papers from MME and pieced the box. I used this cutie patootie from Lily Of The Valley she is called Dandelion Clock , so stink’n cute . The sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley  and I used some SU punches for it, and I have used some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts along with my Nellie Snellen leaf punch. I used a corner stamp of beautiful roses from Lily of The Valley also .I took some Walnut Stickles around the edges of the box.

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Well thanks so much for stopping bye It is greatly appreciated. Hugs ((((((((((()))))))))))

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another Simply Adorable !

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Hello dear friends !!! I hope this post has gone off like it is suppose to as I returned back to work today for a few days. Things are still slow so we are only working 3 days a week right now till further notice.

 

Today I would like to show you this Simply Adorable by Sugar Nellie. Isn’t she just adorable?? These are available over at Funky Kits as digital images so there is no waiting for them. And remember the shading in these are already done for you so they are so easy to color.  I have used some papers from K&Co and used a Prima flower with a brad in the center. I tried to bring out the green in the backing paper lol I distressed my edges with my Distress it all. The ribbon is from my stash and I used one of the new Spellbinder dies.

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Well I hope you have enjoyed my card today and don’t forget to click on over to Funky Kits to get your Simply Adorables. Sending big  hugs ((((((())))))

Monday, April 25, 2011

You brighten my day!!

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Happy Monday !!! I can say that today since I am off work lol I so don’t like work day Mondays trying to get back into the swing of things lol But being off so much lately I sure am ready to go back to work.

Today my card I would like to show you is one of these adorable Bildmalarna images. Oh they are so sweet. I have colored her with my copics and have used some papers from MME. I am entering  this card into Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog for there theme of white plus 2 colors (which I have used purple and green ) and with the twist of using Roses.  I am also entering this into Sketch N Stash Challenge Blog with there challenge of choice of one of there sketches which I have chosen #36. I used these papers from my stash which I treasure them and hate to cut them up for I so love the color combo on them.

The roses on my card is from Wild Orchid Crafts along with this gorgeous ribbon. I used a MS branch punch and also a MS border punch, and a bosskut leaf die. The sentiment is from Lily Of The Valley and I  used a SU scalloped punch to mount it on.

Well thanks so much for stopping bye and seeing me today. I so appreciate your lovely comments more than you will ever know. Sending you all big  hugs (((((())))))))

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

It’s Raining !!!

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Hello dear friends. Thanks so much for stopping bye today and visiting me. I so trust everyone had a wonderful Easter!!

This card sure fits how the weather here is . It has been raining all week and we have flood warnings out. The poor kiddies  had to hunt eggs inside. lol

My card today features this adorable Bildmalarna image  and I have colored her with my copic’s.  The papers I used are from K&Co and I used some flat pearls on my card and some brads and spacers around my image. The ribbon is some seam binding from The Ribbon Girl .  And I added a button to the top with some bakers twine. The flower is made from Tulle and Crinoline and I used some SU reinkers to make it pink. Then added a pearl brad in the center.  The leaf is from a bosskut die.

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges.

The Sweet Shop for there gorgeous sketch

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog  for Pile it on

Allsorts Challenge Blog  for there them of  April Showers

Paper Sundaes for there theme of Sundae Bar I chose Die Cut and pearls

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Well again thanks for stopping bye I so appreciate it and sending big hugs your way.(((((((((((()))))))))))))

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First off I want to say so sorry about these bad photo’s.  I have tried every which way to photograph this box and nothing is helping. The light outside is so dark due to the rain, but I do hope you can see somewhat of what I have done.

 

This is a wooden box I bought at Michaels a long time ago and have been working on this off and on for my granddaughter for her birthday and since it was about time for her birthday I figured I better get it done lol

I adhered some papers from MME to the box and distressed them with Walnut Ink. I then used some Crackle Paint for the top edge. This wanted to flake off so I sealed it with some sealer to keep it on. I used this cute Tilda image that was colored with my copics and some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is some ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and I made a double tailed bow I learnt from Becca over at Amazing Paper Grace. She is the bow queen. I added some lace that I got from Joann’s and you can see a better pic of that below in one of the pictures.

 

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Here is a side view

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And a closer picture of the top.

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Here is the box opened up it has several compartments so I lifted one up so you could see .

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Well again sorry for the bad pictures. But thanks so much for stopping bye and visiting me today. Big Hugs (((((((())))))))))))

Friday, April 22, 2011

For a Great Friend

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Happy Good Friday everyone !!! If I don’t get back on this weekend I would like to go ahead and Wish You all a Happy Easter !!!

 

I worked on a couple of cards over the last few days and so wanted to get them posted. First up I have this gorgeous New Hanglar image from the Sailor Kit. I am so excited to be able to order these now.  I have colored my image with Copic’s and have used papers from MME. The doily is from Cheery Lynn Designs and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps along with the die I used to cut it out.  Flowers well let me tell you I was doing some cleaning in my craft room and found this box with all kinds of flowers in them that I forgot I had so I am sure these are some that came from like Wal-Mart. The leaf is a punch from Nellie Snellen . Ribbon is from my stash but I used a wonderful tutorial from the talented Becca from Amazing Paper Grace.
I have used the sketch from Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and I also made this card for the challenge over at PaperTake Weekly where the theme is Spots and Stripes. Now you can see my stripes but the dots are sort of hard to see but they are the paper that I cut my doily die from.

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Next I have used the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl and one of the Simply Sassy’s from Sugar Nellie. A dear sweet friend stamped me a few of these images she I don’t get these in my DT kit. I have colored her with my copic’s and used some brads and spacers from my stash. The papers I used are from The Paper Studio. The ribbon I braided. It didn't’ turn out as well as I wanted it to but you do the best you can I guess. lol Again flowers are from my stash that I found and I also used  my new MS punch that I got from winning the birthday candy over at Norma’s Blog.   I am also going to enter this into The Ribbon Girl Challenge where the theme is a color challenge this week.  I really wish my ribbon braid would of turned out like I wanted it to but I am going to have to figure a way to made some ends on them so I can wrap them behind without it being bulky.

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Well you all have a great weekend and have a Happy Easter !!!!!!!!!

Happy Easter

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Good Day everyone !!! Well it is almost Easter !!! Soon the kids will all be out hunting there eggs and everyone will be feasting lol I want to wish you all a Very Happy Easter !!!

Today we have a new Challenge for you over at Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge Blog . There is a gorgeous sketch for you by the lovely Dena.  What a wonderful sketch it is too. I used the new Hanglar Easter boy with basket and have colored him with my copic’s. The papers I used are from BG and I used the sentiments from Hanglar also. I used some SU punches to cut it out and have used some flat pearls on my card. The ribbon I used is from SU.

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Now I do hope you all will have time to come and join us. Thanks for stopping bye. Hugs

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hoppy Easter !!!

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Hello my dear blogging friends. I hope this post finds you all great.

I am doing fine but not working very many hours right now or days I should say. Due to not being able to get parts from Japan. This is getting very scary but I so hope things will pick up soon and that things will get better for Japan soon. They are all in my prayers.

Onto my card. Today is a new challenge over at Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog and today they want to see an Easter project. My image today is Spring Bunny with Eggs from Lily Of The Valley . Oh isn’t this just the most adorable bunny you have seen???? I have colored my image with copic’s and I have used  papers from BG. All my matting papers are from Marco’s Papers. I also used my new Cherish punch around the page from MS. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima and I have used the branch punch from MS along with the LEM leaf punch. Ribbon is from my stash. Now lets talk sentiments. Loving these new sentiments from Lily Of The Valley. Oh I am sure most all of you that have been able to go to the shows over in the UK already have yours but if not they are available now on the Lily Of The Valley site . I was so lucky to get mine picked up for me and mailed Thanks doll !!! So make sure you go to the Lily Of The Valley site for these for I am telling you they are ALL awesome.

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Well I do hope you will come and join  us with our new challenge over at Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog and make sure you go and visit all the DT there work is just beautiful.

Thanks for stopping bye and visiting me and “Sending big hugs your way “ ((((((((((()))))))))))))))

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wings and Spring !

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Hello dear friends !!! How is everyone’s Monday going?? I am off today due to lack of work not being able to get some parts from Japan. So thought I would get some play time in.

I have used one of my new Bildmalarna stamps I have had for several weeks but just not got around to inking them up.  I colored my images with my copic’s and  I used some papers from MME. Loving these papers.  I used one of the new additional stamps from Lily Of The Valley for my sentiment. You all have got to check out all those wonderful new additional stamps. GORGEOUS !!!!

My butterfly's are a MS punch and I have added some flat pearls to the center of them. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used the MS branch punch and also the Nellie Snellen leaf punch.  Now my bow I have been trying really hard to make them much better so I have been practicing from the very talented Becca from Amazing Paper Grace, She should be called the Bow Queen !!! She does such gorgeous work.

I am entering my card into a couple of challenges.

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog  where the theme is Wings (butterfly’s )

7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog for the theme of Spring or Easter

 

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Thanks so much for stopping bye and visiting me today. I so appreciate it so very much. Sending you all big hugs (((((((((()))))))))))

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Simply Adorable

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Happy Weekend everyone !!! I hope your weekend has been great. I have read on some of your blogs that the UK is really having some nice weather. I so wish you all would send some my way lol. It is nice but the wind is really chilly yet. So am still waiting for the nice sun shine lol

 

Today I have some cards to show you I have made over the last few days. First up is this adorable bunny from Lily Of The Valley. This one is called Gift Wrapped isn’t this image so adorable?? I have used this to make one of the grandkids an Easter card. I have colored the image with my copic’s and have used one of my Cheery Lynn Designs Doily's . My papers are from  The Paper Studio and the sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley. There is so many new addition stamps out now and I am telling you all you NEED them all lol Oh they are wonderful.  I also used one of the border dies from My Favorite Things at the bottom .

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For my last card I have used one of the new Simply Adorable images from Sugar Nellie.  This is Nathan and you can get him right now over at Funky Kits with no waiting as he is digi. Isn’t he so adorable?? Remember these images are so easy to color for the shading is already done for you.

I have used papers from BG and I have used my new Sizzix embossing folder (one of two i got) that I got from Michelle’s Scrapbooking and More.  I also used some of my new brads that I got from my winnings over at Norma’s Blog . Oh it was like Christmas getting all those goodies. Thanks dear.

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Next I have something different to show you. I spent some time last night watching TV and making some headbands for the granddaughters.  These are made out of ribbon from my stash. I really enjoyed doing these and am hoping to make some different ones later on. I so hope the girls will like them. I know Ashley will for she is such a diva lol She has to have all the frills lol

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Well thanks for stopping bye today and seeing me. I so greatly appreciate it . I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and will chat with you all later.

Hugs to you all (((((((())))))))))

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday !!!

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Oh this is such a special day !!! Today is our 2nd anniversary over at Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge Blog!!!!!!!!! Now how awesome is that???

There is all kinds of good things going on so I do hope you will come and join us for our special party.

For my card today I have used this cute Tilda with birthday cake. She is colored with my copic’s and I have gotten a birthday poem from the net and cut both out with my spellbinder oval dies. I am really not for sure of my papers as they were in my stash. I used a ribbon from SU and a ribbon holder from Making Memories. The bling flowers my daughter had given me . My card is pretty simple this week.

Now make sure you come and join us for the birthday bash.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

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Oh I am back with my 3rd Guest Designer Spot for Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog.  My time is going so fast for I so love these little cuties. Today the challenge theme is Happy Birthday !!! And I have used this adorable Birthday Fairy from Lily Of The Valley  for my card.  She has been colored with copic’s and I have used some BG papers. I have used my new Spellbinder corner die which I so love and will be using this a lot lol I also used a spellbinder circle die to cut this cutie out, and I added some flat pearls to the image. I used a MS large border punch also on the bottom of my card and the ribbon is from my stash I believe I got it at HL. Now I have been trying to practice making some pretty bows and I have been learning from the Bow Queen herself, Becca  Amazing Paper Grace can make bows like no other.  And this sentiment is from Lily Of The Valley. Oh they have the most awesome sentiments ever !!! Looks like my sentiment is crooked but it really isn’t. Must of been the way I have taken the picture. Oh Lands !!!

I do hope you will come and join in the challenge this week. I know once you do you are going to be addicted just like me lol They have a wonderful sponsor this week and it is The Ribbon Girl. So come on over and join in you could win some awesome ribbon.

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Thanks so much for stopping bye and I will catch up with you all later. As always I am sending big hugs your way ((((((())))))))

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Tissue Box

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Good Day All. I am back with my last tissue box I made for my friend at work. This one  I used this adorable Hanglar on.  I so love these Hanglars and am so glad we are allowed to get them now. What a blessing that was to hear.

She has been colored with my copic’s and I used some papers from MME.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used the Lem Leaf punch. The brown ribbon is from my stash and the green is from SU.

I used one of the Spellbinder dies to mount her on and I used a crown charm I had in my stash.

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Here is a top view of the box I have used the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers with the LEM leaf punch. The corner flourish is from Spellbinders.

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Well that is it for me today. I hope your week is going well. Thanks again for stopping bye and visiting me, It means so much. Hugs ((((())))))))

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Sugar Bowl

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Thanks so much for stopping bye today. I have a card to show you today that I made for The Sugar Bowl. This is Off on an Adventure by Mary Hall for Sugar Nellie .  I have colored him with my copic’s and I used one of my new doliy dies by Cheery Lynn Designs. Oh these doily's are just breath taking. So much detail into them.

I used the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl for my card and added some brads and spacers in each of the corners of the card and added some Seam Binding Ribbon I won from over at The Ribbon Girl.

Well that is it for me today. I am scheduling my posts so I do hope they are going off as scheduled lol Working 12 hours again so crafting time is really scarce.

Have a great day everyone. And again thanks for stopping bye.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tissues!!!!!!!

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Hello !!! How is everyone doing this first of the week??? I  so hope my job is going to be better today !!! Fingers crossed. I know the hours are long but I can deal with that as long as my machines run lol

Today I have a couple of Tissue Box's that one of the girls at work asked me to make for her. She needed one for the living room and one for the kitchen. So this is what I have came up with. The one I am showing you today is for the kitchen (as you can tell ) lol I have used this cute Tilda . My papers are from MME. I used some lace I had and ran some SU ribbon through it. Added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used the Lem leaf punch along with the MS branch.  I had some kitchen charms in my stash so I added one to the front.

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Here is a picture of the top of the box and I have used some more Wild Orchid Crafts  flowers and  I used one of the Spellbinder Labels for the sentiment which is also from Magnolia.

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Thanks so much for stopping bye today I so appreciate it. Sending you all big hugs ((((((())))))))))

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Sketch By Kathy

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Happy Friday All !!! Well I am back with a new challenge from over at Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge Blog. This week we have a beautiful sketch by Kathy. I really enjoyed using this thanks dear. I have used one of these adorable Hanglar images. Love her attitude lol She has been colored with my copic’s and the papers are from BG. I used a Marianne circle die  and on the image I used the SU ticket punch and added some brads and spacer. The flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from them also. The branch punch I used is from MS and the leaf is from Punch a Bunch.

I hope you all come and join us over at the challenge blog. And don’t forget to stop and visit the rest of the DT members to see there beautiful work.

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Thanks for stopping bye. Big Hugs (((((((()))))))))

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Color Combo !!

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Happy Thursday All !!! 

Today is a new challenge over at Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog and the challenge this week is to use the colors Peach and Green. Aren’t those just gorgeous colors???

This is my 2nd week as Guest Designer for the Challenge Blog and I tell you I am so loving it. These images are just the cutest and I so enjoy coloring them. This cutie patootie is called New Hat. I have colored her with my copic’s and have added some glamour dust to her flower in her hat. Looks like she is just loving her new hat. I used a spellbinder oval to cut her out and I used some papers and ribbon from SU. Now the corner punch I used is also from SU. I had this in my drawer and had forgotten about it.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used the LEM leaf punch . Now look at that sentiment !!! Oh I am so loving these sentiments. They are the new ones from Lily Of The Valley

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Now I do hope you all will come and join in with the challenge this week. The sponsor for the challenge this week is Wild Orchid Crafts, and I know how you all love those flowers. Make sure you stop by the Design Team members blogs and check out there lovely work.
Thanks for stopping bye and visiting me today. Big hugs to you ((((((())))))))))))))

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gorgeous Darling !!!

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Hello everyone. How is your week going?? I hope fine. I only have to work a couple of days and them I am off again. I got papers and I have to go serve on Jury Duty. I have never had to do this before and I am really scared but something you have to do.

I have another one of the manga’s to show you today. Isn’t she a doll ??? She is called Mirror Mirror. I have colored her with my copic’s and have used some papers from BG. I used one of the Die-namic’s dies from My Favorite Things. I used one of the MS border punches and added some ribbon from my stash and topped it off with a button.

The photo isn’t very good as it is pretty dark and rainy here. We had some awesome 77 degree weather and now it is so cold again. I am so ready for spring and for it to stay lol.

Well thanks for stopping bye today.  I so appreciate it. Sending big hugs to you all. (((((())))))))))

 

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