Friday, February 15, 2019

It is Friday and you know what THAT means!!

Penny Black has just released their newest collection, Timeless 2019!! Penny Black's slogan is "Exceptional designs for every style" and ladies this release will not disappoint!
See the entire release in the Penny Black on-line store.

With the help of my son I recently set up a "bitmoji'" on my phone. Have you seen this silly (free) APP? You create a moji designed to (sort of) look like yourself!  I don't know if it is new or old but it is new to me and I am having a lot of fun with it!!

 I sent this to my husband yesterday and was really happy he checked box #1 giggles!

These crazy things are contagious.  I'm guessing you'll be seeing more of "me" in the future.

Thank you for stopping by!! I love seeing YOU here : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black:

Card #1
Unfolding #40-670
Words Sweet #30-525

Card #2
Critter Celebration #30-542
Swirly Stitches #51-502
Oscillations Stencil #25-014
Lovely Birthday #30-557
Lovely Birthday cut out #51-519

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day and one last peek

Happy Valentine's Day friends.  I hope your day is filled Lots of  Love : ) 

Here is one last sneak peek for you from the new Penny Black Timeless 2019 release which will be available in the on-line store tomorrow, February 15th!! Come back tomorrow for a look at my whole card.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Key To My Heart #30-523
Happy Hugs (sentiment) #30-524
Key..., cut out #51-495
Hearts Galore #51-492

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Another Penny Black peek

There is a lot of excitement on the primary Penny Black blog this week while we wait for the "Timeless 2019" collection to launch!! This new release will be available in the Penny Black store on Friday - which is pretty nifty as we all know how FUN Fridays can be!!.

I have had the continued honor of being a part of the Penny Black family - getting my hands on product from this collection early!  I have a sneak peek for you today of sweet things to come!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Simplicity Sister Time!

Hello friends I know I have been seriously missing from Blogland but I've had good reasons. : ) I am doing fine and I'm trying to get back but until I do please visit Penny Black's Simplicity at it's Best blog to see my whole card.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Friday, January 25, 2019

Fun Friday with Patti & Penny

Hello friends : ) It is Friday (woo hoo!) and I would like to take another opportunity to share some cards I created using my favorite images from Penny Black.

I like to make card "series" to give as gifts to my - non card making - friends and family.  Here is an assortment of cards I created for my BFF's Mom.

My cards are all super straight forward so for the most part you can easily see how I created them.  And being that it is such a photo heavy post I will chat less but also include the supplies I used directly under each card.  I hope that helps keep everything snug. : )

I used Belle #40-595 and it's complimentary cut out #51-415 for the flower. Using my Misti and Tombo markers I was able to color directly on to the stamp several times and get some nice shading and color variations in my image.  I also used my favorite stencil, Dotlets # 25-007  on this card.  The sentiment is from Sprinkles & Smiles #30-297.

Starting with plain white card stock I stamped Spontaneous Joy #40-597, again using the Misti and Tombo markers I was able to get good color depth and shading (love these images!!)  I cut the panel out using Antique Frames #51-397.  The sentiment is from Eloquence #30-162.

This is a one layer card using Amaryllis #40-577 and a sentiment from Winter Days #30-517.

Starting with an Elegant Stitching #51-440 die cut and stamp Poise #4406H I again colored with my Tombo markers and used the Misti so I could stamp repeatedly for color variation and depth. The sentiment is from Eloquence #30-162.

Again starting with Elegant Stitching #51-440  I created a frame for my top panel stamped with Winged Beauty #40-376. Sentiment from Tiny Treats #30-276.

Elegant Stitching #51-440 comes to the rescue once again!! : ) the perfect setting for this Red Delight #40-573 and a sentiment from Season's Gifts #30-316.

I truly hope your are happy in your heart and enjoying your life - finding lots of time to do your favorite things with people you love.   Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Twofer - for the birds : )

Hello my friends Happy Thursday.  Are you shocked to see me here two days in a row? Well if you think this is nifty let me invite you to pop in again tomorrow for my, recently MIA, Fun Friday with Patti and Penny post. I hope you won't be disappointed.

I am getting in under the wire again on a fun challenge that I love to play with... Darnell's Twofer Challenge.  Today is the last day so I better cut to the chase!

I have been getting some help on my Copic Marker selections.  For my first card I colored the penguin with warm grays.  For the second card I used cool grays, at Jeanne, owner of Creative Bliss blog's, suggestion.  I doubt you will detect much difference but in real life I like the cool grays better for my cool - Popsicle wielding friend! : )

I wanted to use a similar design for both my cards in that I wanted to frame the little penguins in each card.  The second card uses the same penguin image stamped twice - but with masking you can't see the popsicle behind the head of my front bird.

I think it is too late to suggest you join the fun at Darnell's challenge blog but I hope it won't be too late for you to pop over to see the amazing cards created by both her design team and her followers!

Edited to add: Darnell suggested I enter my cards in the gallery at Fusion Card Challenge.  Thank you Darnell! : ) I have enjoyed seeing this great challenge in Blogland but have never joined in the fun myself... until today! check out this incredible inspiration photo...

Have a great day!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Card One:
Penguins in Paradise by My Favorite Things
Frames #51-410 by Penny Black
Sentiment - by Papertrey Ink

Card Two:
Penguins in Paradise by My Favorite Things
Elegant Stitching Frames #51-440 by Penny Black
Sentiment by Stampin Up (retired)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Keeping it Simple

Hello friends : )

Today I am being featured on the Primary Penny Black blog where you will see a few cards that I created to showcase Penny Black's newest release, "Happy Heart Day".  I won't duplicate them all here in this post but perhaps you will have time to pop over to see my other cards.  I hope you'll like them as much as I do. : )

But so you don't think I got you here under false pretenses let me share a couple cards I created using this cutie patootie.   Isn't she just huggable!?

On my first card I colored  the image with my Copic Markers!! grin. I'm having fun with the Copics that's for sure!!  I tilted the card so you could see the little bee buzzing around inside.

For my next card I used Prisma Pencils and Gamsol to blend the image.   If you know me you know I tend to use soft, light colors on my cards but I have to tell you the results you get from Copic markers have me getting in touch with my BRIGHT SIDE!! : ) 

Wanna hear a true confession now?  I didn't color her hair!.... on either card! I was scared. I hope by the time they go in the mail I will have practiced hair enough to color it in. Gulp.

No matter how you color her though this little gal is darling!!

If you have time, don't forget to stop by the primary Penny Black Blog for more from PB's awesome new release.

Have a great day.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Card One:
Fairy Love #30-530
Line of Hearts #51-285

Card Two:
Fairy Love #30-530
Key To My Heart #30-523
Dotlets Stencil #258-007

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Simplicity Sister Time!

Hello friends it is my turn to share a CAS design on Penny Black's Simplicity at it's best blog!!

I hope you will have some time to pop in see my whole card.

Have a great day!

BIG (((HUGS)))