Friday, June 29, 2012

Fred She Said Fabulous Floral Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Fred, She Said Fabulous Flowers Blog Hop!  Summer is here and the flowers are bursting, and the FSS team wants to share a botanical bonanza with you!  If you have arrived from Fred's blog,  you are right on track.  If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. (
Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive:
$25 GC to
My image I chose from the FSS Store is Corner Rose. I love this rose and chose to color it myself, as you all know, coloring is my thing.
Paper: Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime, color CS  from my stash.
Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents
Small roses are Prima
Sentiment & matching die, Aged to Perfection Notables 3 by Whimsy
Hand dyed seam binding is also a Whimsy product
Martha Stewart Floral Vine border punch
Pearls & Glossy Accents from my stash
Copics used:
Rose- R02, 00, 000, touch of R22
Leaves- YG67, 63, 61, G20
Now everyone, I have the first secret word and it is,
The next stop on the Hop is Donna's blog.
Here is the list on girls on the hop in the order of their secret words
FSS Blog (start)
Maureen (you're here)
Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck to all of you!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Emma with her Cool Cap

Here's a card I did of Emma, one of Fred She Said's new designs of her daughter, Isn't she a cutie pie?
I chose this color scheme because I have a pair of Crocs in this lime green color & they are my fav! They are so old and grubby from wearing the for planting, lawn mowing or any other yukky project, but my feet love them! Emma's little pinafore is colored with my Copics, of course, and then I took my Colorless Blender to make some cute Polka Dots on it. I wanted this card to have a Birthday theme so I added the balloons and the cute little birthday tag (tiny presents if you look close) LOL.
I am having shoulder surgery on my right arm Friday, and of course I am right handed. I have a few cards done ahead for my work on the FSS Design Team, so I think I'm good to go. I had better be, I'm thinkin'!
Here's a close-up of Emma, and I see my watermark is NOT showing up. Lord have mercy on me! I have bee working on trying to get this right for a week & no success yet. I have Picasa for photo editing & I can get it on there (so pretty with Edwardian script) and then when I move them to my blog, presto, chango, GONE! Why oh why am I so techo challenged? LOL

Here's the recipe for this card
Stamps- Emma in her Cool Cap from FSS, Everyday Circle Postmarks from Whimsy
Paper- DP from K&Company, solids from my stash
Flowers, brads, etc.-From my massive collection :-)
Dies- Floral Flourishes, Labels Fourteen from Spellbinders, balloons from an old Prove Craft die, & Cheery Lynn B176 Flourish Leaf Strip
Copics used:
Hair- E18, 19, 17, 13
Skin & face- E01, 00, 000 & R20
Cap & Jeans- B97, 93, 91
Cap band- E43, 41, 40
Shirt & Crocs- YG03, 01
Shading on white ruffle- C1, 00
Under feet- E35, 31
Halo around Emma- W00

Thanks for stopping by today & I hope you've enjoyed this card. Keep and eye out the the FSS Blog Hop on the 29th, there will be a goody prize I'm sure!!
Hugs, Maureen

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stockings or Mzz. Hollywood

Here's a little something I colored from Saturated Canary. I believe she is called Stockings, but I think she resembles Hollywood myself!  I do love these girls, but then I guess I have very eclectic taste because I love many of the wonderful artists that are out there today. Flowers, Fairies, birds, animals, characters, scenery, Christmas, oh well lets face it I just love to color!
I have several cards done for FSS but I hope to mix them up with some other things as well as the month progresses. I believe we will be having a blog hop the end of the month, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Where in the heck did that come from anyway? Peel your eyes? Ewwwwh, the thought of it is sort of overwhelming, LOL. Enough of this silliness and one to my project.
Here's the elements I used for this card
Paper: DP from an old matstack called LeCreme', solid color cardstock from my stash
Stamps: Saturated Canary Digital Stockings, Whimsy Stamps Everyday Circle Postmarks
Die: Cheery Lynn Lacey Corners Deco E
Ribbon, flower, rhinestones from my stash
Copics Used:
Hair- E79, 57, 43, 40
Skin- E01, 00, 000
Lips & Cheeks- R20, 29
Dress- R29, 27, 24, 22
Gloves- 100, C7, C5
Fishnet drawn on stockings with Micron pen in black & some shading with C5, 3, 1
Hope you enjoyed this card & thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Maureen

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cup & Pansies/ DT Announcement

Hello everyone. I am proud to announce that I have been invited to serve on the Design Team for
 Fred She Said Digital Design & Papercrafting Goodness Store. This is a new challenge for me, so I'm hoping I can do Tracey Lynn Miller's artwork justice.
I chose this Pansy digital to post for my "Debut" so to speak, LOL. I LOVE this design. It comes in pre-colored as well as ready to color, in the store. Mine are colored by me as i am hooked on my Copic markers! Make sure you go there and check all the beautiful things Tracey has to offer. This term I am serving will be for six months. Four showcased cards each month, blog hops and more! It should be lots of fun. I looking forward to all the other girls on the teams designs as well. This is definitely going to be a learning curve for me, Yah Hoo!!
OK, here goes for the elements used in this card.
Papers: DCWV, Best Creations and solid color cardstock from my stash.
Punch & Dies: Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, CC Designs Butterflies, Spellbinders Parisian Motifs, & Labels Ten, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco E, Marianne Designs LRo116 Flourish.
Sentiment is Whimsy Stamps Every Day Circle Post Marks
FSS digital stamp Cup and Pansies.
Ribbon, pearls, Viva liquid pearls & Diamond Stickles from my stash.

Copic markers used:
Yellows are Y17, 13, 11, 000
Pinks, R81, RV000
Pansy centers, BV08
Green leaves, YG67, 63, 61 & G20
Hope you've enjoyed this card & thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Maureen


Fred She Said is giving away a $25 GC to their store to a random blog commenter :)  Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.  ONE random winner will be chosen from one random DT Showcase blog post.  Please make only one comment per DT post  and please include your name.   For a listing of DT Showcase participants, please go to the Fred She Said Blog.  Commenting on all DT Showcase posts is not a requirement but increases your chances of winning:)  Please comment by Friday June 22.  The winner's name will be posted on the Fred She Said Blog June 23rd.  Good luck!