Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hello friend!

I'm so pleased that you stopped by my blog
to see what I've been up to!

My wonderful PC up and quit on me this week,
so, I've been thankful that I still had my old one
around and could use it until we figure out
what's wrong with the other one.

I'm, also, thankful that a friend told
me about Carbonite last year!
Otherwise all the photos I've taken of my cards
would be lost (besides all the digis and everything else I had
stored on my PC).  :(

For the card I'm sharing today, I used

Isn't this digi just too adorable?  Look at all the detail Mo put into
their faces and clothes.  I think it's precious, and it
was so much fun to color!

Here's the inside of the card:

Card ingredients:

Card size:
6" x 6"

Tiny {Everyday}Sentiments from Pink Petticoat

Cardstock used:
Bazzill (thank you Sandi!)

Patterned Cardstock used:
Pink Paislee Butterfly Collection 6" x 6" paper pack

Copic Markers used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R21
Girl's hair:  E31, E97, E99
Dress and shoes:  R0000, R01, R11, YG91, YG93, YG95
Boy's hair:  Y23, YR23, E35, E57
Boy's clothes and shoes:  E31, E40, E42, E50, E57
Socks and trim on jacket:  YG45, E35
Flowers:  R0000, R01, R11
Sky:  BG10, BG11

Half pearls colored with my Copics; white lace from my stash;
pink Ribbon Trends organdy ribbon; pink roses from Prima;
tiny Vintage-Style Forget Me Not Millinery Flowers
from Popalicioustoo @ Etsy; pink heart button from my stash;
leaves, made by a friend. (Thanks Cathy!)
Cotton Candy Stickles used on roses,
the headband, the heart on the little girl,
and the little heart button;
Martha Stewart silver glitter pen used in the sky.

Dies used:
My Favorite Things Die-namics "Fancy Flourish,"

Tools used:
My sewing machine and Big Shot.

Thanks, again, for taking the time to stop by
and see my cards!

Have a blessed day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 give you a future filled with hope

Something new from me today!

This card is constructed very differently than most
the cards I make, and it is much heavier,
because of the multiple layers
of cardstock used to build it.

I found a tutorial online done by "Tracy loves to scrap"
HERE, so if you want to make one
you can follow her instructions, as I did.
(She makes wonderful tutorials!!)

The above blog directed me to another blog with
some of the most beautiful cards I have EVER seen.
Marianne is from Norway and here's a link:  
Marianne's Papirverden

I could definitely spend hours gazing at all her stunning artwork
and I'm sure you will as well!

Here's my attempt to make a card similar to her's.
I colored a "Tilda" stamp from Magnolia,
but I don't remember it's name!  (sowwy!)  I love to color
Tilda, as she's just so adorable,
even though she doesn't have a nose or mouth!!  ;)

Here's what you see when you open the card:
Above is a scripture:

"I know the plans
I have in mind for you,
declares the Lord;
they are plans for peace,
not disaster,
to give you a future
filled with hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

Here's a closer look at the inside,
to show you the "wings" on each side.
The blank space is for writing one's own sentiment.

Card ingredients:

Closed size:  7" wide x 6" tall

  Scripture verse
printed on my HP PhotoSmart

Cardstock used to build the card:
Bazzill (thanks Sandi!)

Patterned Papers used:
Prima Botannical Collection

Copic Markers used to color Tilda:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R21
Hair:  E40, E42, E44
Romper and socks:  V000, V12
Blouse and shoes:  E40, E42
Flowers:  V09, V12, V15
Leaves:  G000, YG91, YG93

Kaiser "snow" half pearls (colored to match with Copic Markers)
Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts Roses
Leaves made by a friend (Thanks Cathy!)
 (and I hope to learn how she makes them in a class soon!)
Lavender Stickles

Ranger Antique Linen 

Dies used:
"Petite Ovales large and Scalloped Petite Ovals large"

Punch used:
Martha Stewart
"Eyelet Lace"

Martha Stewart Gold Glitter Pen

Thank you for stopping by my blog today,
to take a peek at what I've been working on.

I'm always thankful when you do!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Saturday, June 16, 2012

You're Amazing!!

I hope you're having a beautiful Saturday!
The sun is shining and it's a glorious day on the Oregon Coast.

Like I said in my last post, I've been doing lots
of coloring since my trips, and I've made so many
cards that I'm going to have to post
more often to just stay ahead of myself.  LOL

So, here's today's share, an adorable image called

I had great fun coloring her and even more fun matching her
to these colorful papers and embellishments!!

Here's the inside:

Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Sentiment:  Made by me

Cardstock for card base:
Bazzill (thanks Sandi!! xo)

Patterned Papers used:
Bo Bunny Vicki B. Collection 6" x 6" pack

Copics used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R21, R30, R32
Eyes:  YG03, YG11
Hair:  Y11, Y21, Y23, E25, E99
Shirt:  YG7, YG11, YG63
Skirt:  YG63
Pickle:  YG7, YG11, YG63
Ice Cream Scoops:  R11, R21, E25, E27, E31, E40, C0
Cone:  E25, E31, E35
Cherry:  R29, R89
Whipped Cream:  E40, C0

Kaiser half pearls "Snow"
Flowers:  Prima: Petal Palette Pink and Calypso Tin
(Thank you Sandi!! xo)
Jewz in center of flowers:  from my stash
Butterflies:  K&Co.
 Ribbon:  "studio g"

Spellbinders Nestabilities:
Petite Ovales Large and Petite Scalloped Ovales Large

Fiskars "Threading water" edge punch

Tim Holtz edge distressing tool
Pop Dots

Before I close my post, I just want to thank all of you
who stop by and leave me very encouraging comments.
I can't begin to tell you how much they mean to me!!
Thank you!!!! xoxo

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog today,
I had lots of fun making this colorful card
and hope you enjoyed looking at it!

Have a blessed day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I've been coloring up a storm for the last few weeks,
so I have another card to share with you today.

During my recent trip to Arizona, my Sister-in-Law, Sandi,
sent me home with tons of card making goodies. :D
In making this card, I used some of that stash.
Let me apologize, right now, for the not so good photos!  :(

I used a digital stamp image called "Alisa with Roses"
drawn by Mo Manning from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Here's a close up of Alisa,
so that you can see all the detail in the image.
Isn't she just precious?

I really enjoyed coloring her with my Copic Markers,
then attempted to set her in a garden scene.
I hope you get that feeling when you look at my card!

I fussy cut her out and mounted her with dots
and the rose papers behind her are also "popped up"
from the background paper
to give dimension to the whole piece.

Here's the inside of the card.

Card Ingredients:
Card size:  5.5 x 5.75 inches.
Sentiment:  Made by me.

Card stock used:
Bazzill, with scalloped edge (from my SIL, Sandi!)

Patterned Papers:
My Mind's Eye:  Lost & Found, Blush 6" x 6" Designer Paper Pad.

Copics used:
Skin, Lips:  E000, E01, E21, RV32, RV34
Hair:  E25,E31,E51
Roses:  RV32, RV34, R85
Flower Buds:  BG10, BG11
Leaves:  YG03, YG11
Basket:  E42, E31
Dress:  RV000, RV32
Sand:  E42

White Kaiser half pearls
(some colored with Copics RV34)
Roses from Prima
Vintage-Style Forget Me Not Millinery Flowers
from Popalicioustoo @ Etsy.
Tiny pink glittery butterflies from K&Company

Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, Deep Cut
Double Loops (also from SIL Sandi!)

That cute little fence was cut
with my Silhouette Cameo.

Sakura "Glaze" Pen on image roses
Stickles Baby Blue on image flowers
Signage hanger from stash jute
Pop dots

Thank you for popping in to take a look at my card!
I'm so happy you did!

Have a blessed day...

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Carol's Crazy Card Class

I took a class at my favorite craft store,
Memories of Time (MOT), this past Saturday,
so I was excited to share with you the adorable cards we made.

They were so much fun to make using the
Carol chose to use to design the cards.  We
made 4 cards, in all, and what a blast that was!!

I used Carol's photo, so I wouldn't have to take the
time to photograph mine.  I hope that's OK Carol!!  :)

The cards are so colorful and, well, Spring-ish!!!  LOL
Everything used to make the cards was in the LYB line,
except for maybe the buttons and cording we used.

As you can see, two of the cards were folded cards.  One
was a tri-shutter fold card and the other was a center step card.

Well, this post will be short, because I don't have a long list of
ingredients to share with you.  LOL

Thanks for stopping by to take a look
at what I've been up to!

I hope your week is blessed!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱