Sunday, July 14, 2013

SSD Sailor Honey

Hi there bloggers. Here is a little card I put together for a progressive challenge at Sassy Studio Designs that is running over on Paper Craft Planet. This challenge was running from June 15th to July 14th and I just got the last of three military cards done to get under the wire. Things have been a bit hectic around here & I can't wait until after our local festivities are over the end of this month. So much planning and organizing.This is my last year as Chairperson of the Parks Committee and I am so glad. I am at a time in  my life where all this ciaos is unwelcome for sure.Well now a bit about my card. The design is Sailor Honey from SSD, of course and the sparkly background paper is called POW. I got this at Picture This in Eau Claire.Spellbinders used are Labels Eighteen, Ribbon Banners, & Sprightly Sprockets. A few Candi, some pretty ribbon & bakers twine & pretty much done.
The Copic colors I used are:
Skin- E11, 02, 00
Cheeks- R30
Lips- R37, 35, 32
Hair-E53, 51, & 50
Uniform- touch of C00 for shading
and B99, 95, 91  for the navy blue trim
Thanks for stopping by today & come again.
Hugs, Maureen
I am also entering this card in these challenges,
"Shades of Blue" at:
"Feeling Nautical" at:

Thursday, June 20, 2013


SHE'S ALIVE!!!! Wow it's been a really long time since I've posted & I may be a bit rusty, but bear with me & I'll get back into the grove of things, no doubt. Funny how illness, life & a ton of other unmentionables get in the way of one's passion.
I some times feel I had loads more time before I retired then I do now. Couldn't possibly have anything to do with slowing siree, never happen, hah!
I'm sharing a card with you today that my friend ordered for her new great-grandaughter's Christening. I just love how sweet it turned out. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, super cute.
I used a Cuttlebug folder for the dotted background & figured out a way to cover my entire matting, not easy as this was an A2 folder & I never make that size card. MS Floral vine border punch. A corner die from Cheery Lynn. Spellbinders Crosses Two & labels Twenty Two & Standard Circles Large. The ribbon, charm, & rhinestones are from my stash. The cute little butterflies are from C.C Designs.
Sorry everyone, but I forgot to write down my Copic colors, but I think I used some C00,& C1 for the dress shading, R81, 82 & RV000 for the pinks, E01, 00, 000 for the skin, & the hair, just for the life of me I can't remember! Sorry :-(
Enjoy & thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Maureen

Friday, March 22, 2013

FSS Pansy Border

I have joined the FSS Design team for another term, and actually am excited to see what goodies Tracey has in store for us. I haven't been posting as I should but my computer has contracted a cough and is only working part time. I hate to even put this out there before I TAKE IT IN TO BE REPAIRED.
But I'll make this a quick one and at least let everyone know I'm not dead. LOL This image is one of my favorites. I Love anything that is pansy. They seem to have such happy little faces. They are a friend of mines favorite flower and every time I get something with a Pansy on it she seems to think I should give it to her! So I am sure this card will be no exception, not a chance :-) And you know who you are too!

The materials for this card are things I had on hand. MS punch, Cherry Lynn die, some stash ribbon, rhinestones, and some paper I had lurking around in my computer just waiting to be used.
Copics I used are as follows.
Centers- YR24, Y21
Bottom petals- C10, B99, B21
Top petals- V04, 01, 0000, 91
Leaves- G16, 12, 000
Hope you like this card & thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to stop in at Fred She Said, and check out the pretty new flowers she has out for spring.
Hugs, Maureen

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Parade- Saturated Canary Challenge #36

Hello there bloggers. I have another great digital image from Saturated Canary. Who by the way is one of my favorites. Leann at Picture This now carries all the rubber images from Krista Smith's line that there are, YAY!
I am so desperate for spring to get here I guess this image just screamed it out to me and I had to color her up. I love all the pretty pastels that I mixed together from the challenge at Saturated Canary Blog. I am entering this card in the color challenge at this blog, which by the way is a FIRST for me, what's up with that? I seem to see that most of the blogs I follow are entering challenge after challenge, so I thought I'd give it a try. They are giving away prizes of digital stamps for the top six designs so there is always a chance, right??? 
The colored paper I used is from my stash of unending cardstock, and the tiny bit of DP is from a 6X6 pad called Isabelle from First Edition. I added a few "Candi" some Bakers twine, a smidgy bow & button, a Sizzix die called Architectural Accents Set, and one of the borders from the Cuttlebug folder set called Just My Type, and wah lah, finito! Which for me is a rarity because I have been bitten by the "more is better" bug. :-)

Here is a list of the Copic colors I used for my image:
Skin- E01, 00, 000
Cheeks- R20, E000
Lips- RV11, 34
Hair- E53, 51, 50
Eyes- B21
Pinafore & pants- R02, 00, 000
Shoes- R00, 000, 02
Sticks- E37
string- E50
Turtle- YG95, 93, 91
Turtle shell- E43, 42, 40, lines w/E44
Bow- R81, RV10, 000
Duck- Y17, 13, 11
Beak & feet- YR04
Boat- B34, 32
Heart- R35  
Flag- shade w/ C1
Ground under image- W1, 00
Wow, I'm thinkin' that's a whole lotta colors!
Hope you enjoyed this card & thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Maureen

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Silver Fairy for Whimsy Stamps GDT Call

Hello there bloggers. Once again, LIFE has gotten in the way of my blog.
What the heck! Well I'm not going to try and apologize as no matter what excuse I'd have it wouldn't erase the fact that I have been neglectful. So I will move forward from this and try my best to do better.
This post is from Whimsy Stamps called Silver Fairy. She isn't a new stamp but I just love her. Actually this is the first card I've made with this image since I bought it..........well lets just say, some time ago. Have you ever had that happen? Not you? Well OK then, bwaahaahaa. The little sentiment is also from Whimsy and is called Magical Mini Letter Seals.
Now moving on the the reason I drug out this little honey of a stamp by "Wee" stamp company carried by Whimsy. They are having a guest designer design team call, which if chosen, I would showcase a stamp or two for them during the month of March, YAY!!! I would love to do that. So we shall see what happens. Either way I would recommend going the the Whimsy Stamp store and see what wonderful products they have to offer. The January release has just opened and they have lots of new stamps, sentiments and dies. CHECK IT OUT!
This card was put together with papers from my scrap pile. I'm trying so hard to utilize some of it,. My goodness how fast that stuff adds up. And since paper and Copics are my passion, I think I can't go into a craft store without buying paper. So it always appears the scrap pile gets bigger instead of smaller. Hmmmmmmm, one of lifes great mysteries.
The flowers were made to match the Hydrangea flowers in the scrap of designer paper
tucked under the image. The ribbon is from my stash and the cute little charm is also from Whimsy Stamps.
Copics used for this card are:
Skin- E01, 00, 000
Cheeks- R20, E000
Hair- E53, 51, 50
Wings- B21, BV00, B21, B0000
Dress- BV04, 02, 01, 00, 000

Hope you enjoyed this little card and thanks so much for stopping bye.
Hugs, Maureen