Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This is a Mo Manning image that I colored with Copic markers. I used Kaisercraft paper from the Pennyroyals Collection (Wendy and Anne). This little girl is so happy and just seems to be "sending you a smile"! The second picture is of the inside of the card......mel

Friday, April 16, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #75

This is the card I am entering into the Whiff of Joy challenge #75. This challenge is a color challenge using green, yellow and other of my choice. This is Martha Stewart paper I picked up at Wal-Mart.

I ordered this image from Mo Manning Digital Too and thought she was so precious. I'm still learning how to color my images with the Copics and am trying to perfect skin tones but it requires practice, practice, practice. Its a rainy day here in Kansas City so I'm planning to sit down and learn how to make cute little paper flowers!!!! mel

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This is another image Michaela sent me......she looks so cute in the garden! I used Kurio paper and matching embellishments to complete this project. I colored the image with Copic markers.

Its another Spring day here in Kansas City........the flowers and trees are in bloom. My friend Deb Cade just delivered this new stamp set "A Kind Word" from Stampin Up and I just love this image.

If you like this image and are interested in Stampin Up products I can get you a catalog.

I used some Making Memories paper, colored the image with Copic Markers and the cute little butterflies are from Sizzix. Flowers are American Crafts.

Let me know what you think. To leave a message just click on the "comments" section under the posting. mel

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What a beautiful Spring day here in Kansas City.........the sun is shining and I see flowers and trees in bloom! Sure beats cold temps and snow!!
This great weather inspired me to make a colorful card.....and to use my new die cut and border punch. This stamp that I bought at Hobby Lobby is so pretty.
Hope your weather is as nice as ours was today. Melodie

I needed to make a gift for a friend so I pulled out some of my black and white One Heart One Mind paper that I love. This is always a quick way to get a gift together. I used the black duct tape that they sell at Hobby Lobby to cover the binding and used some Paper Studio flowers to embellish.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My friend Denise at All About Scrapbooking has asked me to do a project for her 3 day crop on April 17th so I decided to use the tutorial that Michaela posted at Cardheaven.blogspot.com for this cute box that will hold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 cards. I used some of my old American Crafts paper and one of the images that Michaela send me. I just bought this Martha Stewart punch at Michaels and thought it was cute for this project. I also just bought these cute silk roses at Hobby Lobby, they are on sale, 50% off all stems.
Sorry the picture is not too good but I was just so nice outside I decided to take the picture of this project out there. We finally got some nice, spring like weather today.
Thanks Michaela for the box tutorial........mel

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm still playing with the Whiff of Joy images that Michaela sent me. This paper is "Blossom" from the Penny Lane collection and because purple is one of my favorite colors, I just had to have it. I used some of my new Copic markers to color the images. I'm new to Copics but so far I love them!!!! Off to get some shut eye...........Mel

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

This is a card inspired by my friend Deb Cade here in Kansas City. I got the paper at Archivers and the stamp was purchased by Deb at Hobby Lobby. On this card I wanted to let the paper do the talking for itself.....The hardest part of this card was cutting out the 12 images after I stamped it. Spring seems to have sprung here in Kansas City. The trees are budding and my day lillies are coming up. I see daffodils everywhere and everyone seems to have come out of hibernation. We got our last snow last year around April 15th so we're not out of the woods yet but I am definitely feeling that my hibernation period is over! I actually got out yesterday and worked in the yard. Going with some friends to brunch today for Easter Sunday and then to a movie. I really miss my grandchildren on the holidays that I cannot be with them, and Easter is particularly hard because when we were in Atlanta, I always made a big deal out of Easter. Our Easter egg hunts were always so much fun. Have a great Easter 2010.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I pulled out some of my old Kaleidoscope paper that I bought last year and thought I would make a card for my granddaughter, Esther. I tell her that she is my angel so this card is just perfect. I love the greens, blues and purples that this paper offers. The embellishment flowers are K&Co.

This is a card I made from one of the images that Michaela sent me last week. How cute is she!

This gave me an opportunity to use some of the One Heart One Mind paper that I have had for a long time. I love this paper because I am crazy for paisley and collect paisley paper at every opportunity. I'm still working on the skin tone issue and am headed out to get a couple of more Copic markers that may help with this problem. Let me know what you think.