Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

It's the third Wednesday of April already which means it's time for the Facebook chapter of the Design D.I.V.A.S. to have our Oldies But Goodies (OBD) Blog Hop.  This is when we use neglected and forgotten items from out stashes.  The Design D.I.V.A.S. is a private Facebook group which is a branch of the Original Desing D.I.V.A.S.  on the Splitcoaststampers website.  The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S. is Divine Inspirational Virtous Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs.  This is a very talented and supportive group, which I'm blessed to be a part of.  Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop!  

If you came here from our lovely and awesome Sue's blog you are on the right track.  To start at the beginning hop on back to see the clever creativity of  Vicki.  

For my project I used a couple of neglected items. First, the ladder was made with the smallest rectangle Nestibility.  I don't think I have ever used the smaller dies, but repeatedly running it through the Cuttlebug on Kraft paper worked really well for this little ladder.  

This image is Mo Manning's "Playing Firefighter".  He is really intent on getting the fire out in his little high-rise made of blocks.  The neglected item here is the Inksentials Glossy Accent on his hat and coat.  It gave it that nice shiny/wet look.

As hard as it is for me to keep the cards simple (for me white space just begs for filler) this was really an easy peasy card.  Black background topped with bands of the primary colors and a black rhinestone swirl to look like smoke make for a fun background to the colored image.  Afterall, it is the image that I want to showcase.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have been enjoying the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop and there is more!  Your next stop is at our uber-talented Heather's.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Adele In a Straw Hat -- And DP2 Challenge, Too!

No, not that Adele with the awesome voice and the hauntingly beautiful songs.  Meet Mo Manning's Adele with the curly hair and giant straw hat.  She makes a wonderful card for birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day and  simply Thinking of You.  

I wish I could remember the dp designer, but it is a coordinated single sheet collection and I wish I could find more!  As luck would have it, I had the pink checked ribbon which works perfectly with the papers.  The card base and trims are Kraft paper.  This card is fairly flat layers, too, for easier mailing.

Here is Adele's close up shot.  I colored her with Copics.  Hey, I just noticed the belt, socks, and hat ribbon are POLKA DOTS!! That means she is eligible for this week's DP2 Challenge "I See Spots"!!  Whoo hoo!  I've been trying to catch up and now, as my mother would say, "I'm so far behind I'm ahead."  Think on that for awhile!  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and while you're at it, hop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge.  The DT is amazing!

Post-Easter Post

Wow, it has been quite awhile since I posted!  Actually, I have a few cards I haven't posted yet so will try to get caught up over the next few days.

I hope you all had a blessed Easter!  It is already a week past, but the fun we had is still putting a smile on my face.  This sweet image by Krista at The Saturated Canary gave me an "aww" moment.  This little sweetie with her Easter egg gift is called "Bunny Luv". 

The card recipe is actually pretty simple and I kept the layers flat for easier mailing.  The dp is from my scrap box, the die cut is Nesties, and the flowers are from the bridal dept at Hobby Lobby.  Stick on a bit of pink pearl swirl and there you have it!  Easy peasy!

She is colored with Copics and looks so pretty in pink!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful week!