Monday, July 23, 2012

Missing you...

Hello friend!

How is your Monday going?
It's a beautiful, sunshiny day here on the Oregon coast
today and I've been listening to the "music" of
my grandson's, and their friends,
playing outside all day.  :)

I love summertime!!

I have a new card to share with you today,
that is a bit of a detour from what I usually do, I think.
It doesn't have near the bling or the embellies that my cards
normally have, but I love how it turned out.  I hope you do, too!!

This digital image is one that comes from 
Her expression looks a bit sad to me, thus the sentiment.

*please click on the photos to enlarge*
She's so elegant looking and has a vintage feel to me,
 so I loved her, and couldn't wait to color her!

I used ribbon to form the ruffle for her dress and her hair
is so beautifully coiffed, that I thought adding the flower
to it would finish it off nicely.


 ╰⊰⊹✿  Card ingredients  ✿⊹⊱

Card size:  5 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Cardstock used for base of card:
Bazzill with scalloped edge, black (Thanks Sandi!!)

Patterned Papers used:
"it's the little things" 6" x 6" Paper Pad
from Fancy Pants Designs

Copic Markers used to color image:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R21, R30
Lips:  RV32, RV34
Eyes:  BG13, BG45, BG49
Hair:  E21, E25, E29


Prima Flower
Kaiser half pearls colored to match with Copics
Offray Satin Saddle ribbon, Aqua

Punches used:

Tonic Studios edge punch #3
Fiskars "Lace" edge punch
EK Success Photo Labels Large punch


Sakura Glaze Gel Pen
EK Tools:  3D dots
Beacon 3-in-one craft glue

That's it for this time!
I hope you enjoyed the time you spent looking today
and hope that the remainder of your day is blessed!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Lord is with you...

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

I've got a card to share with you again today.
This precious image is one of Mo Manning's and is called
"To Grammy's."  I think she's cute as a bug's ear!!  LOL
She has a vintage look to her, which I love!

~Please click on the images to make them larger~

I added quite a bit of bling to this one, with
the cute little dragonfly, and the two stick pins
I made to go with the card.

Here's a look at the inside:

Card ingredients

Card size:  6" x 6"

A paraphrase of Joshua 1:9b

Base Cardstock:
Bazzill (thanks Sandi !)

Patterned Papers:
Prima Meadow Lark Collection 6: x 6" paper stack

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair:  E31, E35, E50
Clothing and flowers:  BV000, BV01, BV11, BV17
Petticoat, shoes and Doll dress:  V01
Hat and suitcase:  E35, E40, E42, E53
Leaves:  YG63, YG67

Roses:  Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts
Joann's Organdy ribbon
Kaiser Rhinestones
Dragonfly:  Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers
Button:  from stash
 Purple floss:  Seweasy
Lace:  stash
Lavender Stickles
Stick Pins:
Handmade with assorted metal
and glass beads from stash

Ranger Distress Ink, Milled Lavender

X-acto corner punch

Spellbinders - Shapeabilities Parisian Motifs

That's it for this one.

I want to, again, thank those of you who leave
me such encouraging comments.

I want you to know that I appreciate them
so very much!!

Have a blessed weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sent with so much love...

Hello!  I have a new card to share with you.
This digital image was drawn by Krista Smith
and is called "Hand Me Downs."
I love her sweet little dress and socks!
So adorable!!

I, also, added a cute little image
of bird carrying a letter.
I'm sorry, but at the moment I cannot
remember where it is from.

* click to enlarge *

The papers I used to create this card, were perfect, I think,
as there was a vintage bird cage imprinted on them.
So, I cut out the cage and layered it on the card
with dimensional dots.  I did the same with the
bird in flight.


Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Sentiment:  printed on my printer

Cardstock base:  from stash

Patterned Papers:
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6" x 6" pad

Copic Markers used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair:  Y0000, Y00, Y15, Y17
All clothing:  G00, BG10, BG11, Y63, Y67, R0000, R01, R02, R22
Bird:  BG10, BG11, R22, Y13


Kaiser half pearls colored with my Copics,
Hand dyed seam binding
Green flowers from stash

Punches used:

EK Success:  FLower Power
Punch Bunch (don't know it's name)
Tonic Studios corner punch
Fiskars Threading Water edge punch


Ranger Antique Linen and 
Crushed Olive Distress Ink


Sakura Glaze Pen for buttons, heart
and dots on Butterflies

Thank you for taking a look at what I've
been doing and to those of you who
have left me such encouraging comments!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Sugar and Spice"

Hello there!

I want you to notice that I've put up another page
for you to look at, above, where the tab reads:
"Gallery:  Cards For Sale." 
After being asked, several times, if my cards were for sale
I decided to post the current cards I have in stock.
IF interested, click on that tab above
and contact me.

I've got a new card to share with you today.
I probably should have done a Patriotic card
appropriate for July 4th, but didn't.

So let me wish you Happy July 4th!!  LOL

Yes, instead, it's another really "girly" card, with lots of 
pretties on it.  LOL  This sweet image is just too cute,
comes from Saturated Canary and is called "Baby Cakes!"

*click to enlarge*

She's just the sweetest thing, isn't she??  Look at those knobby knees
and the precious little romper she's wearing!!  :)

Krista's adorable digi images are always so much fun to color!


Card ingredients:

Size:  51/2" x 5 3/4"

A tag from the patterned paper pack

Cardstock use for base of card:
Bazzill with scalloped edges (thanks Sandi!!)  :)

Patterned Papers:
Best Occasions Cute World Collection 12" x 12" bundle pack

Copic Markers used:
Skin:  E000, E21 R20
Hair:  E40, E42, E43, E44
Eyes:  B0000, B00
Romper, shoes and socks:  R0000, R81, R83, R85
Bottle:  C00, C0, E00, E34, E55

Kaiser "Bliss" half pearls
Ribbon Trends Pink Organdy Ribbon
Bear Button from stash
Large Rose:  Prima
Small: Rose:  Wild Orchid
Leaves (from friend Cathy)

Punch used:
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch around the page

Spellbinders Petite Ovales Large
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovales Large

Sakura Glaze Pen for bows, button, bottle, and heart

Thanks for "popping" in to see what I've been up to!
Have a wonderful day!!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱