Monday, February 27, 2012

Wishing YOU everything wonderful!!

Sharing another card made with a darling Sugar Nellie's
digital stamp from Funky Kits, called "Connie."
I've shared this image previously, but who can resist
coloring her again?  I couldn't so here is my card made with ivory and pinks. :-)

Card Ingredients:

Size:  6" x 6"

Patterned Papers:  My Mind's Eye "Blush" 6" x "6 Pad

Sentiment from Create with TLC

Copic Markers used to color the image

Embellishments:  Prima flowers colored with my Copic Marker,
 7/8" wide Ribbon Trends ivory colored organdy ribbon, 
vintage lace from my stash,
half pearls colored with my Copic Marker,
2 - 2" decorator push pins I made using pink, pearl, and clear glass beads
Cotton Candy Stickles

Die used:  My Favorite Dies Die-namics called "Fancy Flourish."

Punch used:  Tonic Studios 2 in 1 punch called "Royal Fleur 2"

Tools:  Big Shot

I'm so blessed that you dropped by to take a look.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sometimes Love Hurts!

I heard a new term on Valentine's Day yesterday,
and my heart leaped with joy!!
AT LAST, we have recognition that Valentine's Day can be
a difficult one for those who find themselves alone, or single and
without a love interest, or maybe hurting from a recent break up.
YES, many do have families, but STILL,
Valentine's Day seems to magnify the "alone-ness" all the more
as couple's are seen holding hands, kissing, exchanging gifts, etc.,
and the result of this often brings on depression.

So, I say Hallelujah for S.A.D. and decided to offer
a tribute to the day with my post and my card!!  :)

This sweet little image comes from Mo Manning at

One of the reasons I think I was drawn to this precious image

is because I am an RN (though now retired),
so always looking for cute "Nursey" images.
Look at that adorable face!!

Mo's done a beautiful job on this piece of art, hasn't she?

Card Ingredients:

Size: 6" x 6"
Copic Markers used:

Skin: E00, E000, E21, R20
Hair:  E25, E29, E31
Cap, Lab Coat, and Shoes:  C0, C00, C3
Scrubs:  BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13
Cross:  R39
Teddy Bear:  E31, E34, E35, R01, R20, R22
Stethoscope:  R20, R22 and MS glitter pen (see below)
Shading:  BG10, BG11, BG13

Other Marker:  Martha Stewart's Silver Glitter Marker
Papers:  Bazzill card stock and BoBunny's Gabrielle Collection
Embellishments:  Offray 1/2" ribbon, Kaiser Chocolate half pearls, flowers and leaves made from same papers as listed above.
Punches and Die cuts:  Fiskars "Threading water" edge punch, 1 1/2" round punch and 2" scalloped punch, and My Favorite Things Die-namics dies called "Flower & Leaf Trio."
Other tools used:  Big Shot, an embossing tool for flowers and leaves.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card!  I hope you have a blessed day! 

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Thursday, February 2, 2012

~ Love ~

I'm starting to get back into my card making,
and I FINALLY have a card to share with you!!  Yippeeeeee!!

The digi I used is one of Krista Smith's Saturated Canary images.

Isn't she just too cute??  I sure think so!!

She's called "Canary Love" and Krista is giving her away as
a "freebie" on her blog. HERE  So, run on over there and get it!!

Be sure to give Krista some love for her awesome generosity!!

Card Recipe:

Size:  6" x 6"

Cardstock for image:  Neena

Papers:  are called "It's the little things," a 6" x 6" pad from Fancy Pants Designs.

Embellies:  Ribbon is 3/8" black with white polka dots by Offray.  Yellow sunflower doilie is from my stash.  Ribbon flowers by Offray.  Heart charm from Cousins.  The black half pearls are from Kaiser.

Copics used:

Skin and Lips:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R21

Hair:  Y11, Y21, E97, E99

Shading:  C0, C00, C3, C7, C9

Clothing, shoes, flower and leaves in hair:  G20, G21, G24, R20, R21, R22, R24, Y13, Y15, C3, C7, C9

Heart:  R20, R21

Bird:  BG0000, BG10, BG11

Thank you for stopping by to take a little peek at my card today.  I really am thankful that you did!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱