Friday, July 27, 2012

Little Best Friends - Nani, Make Me a Book!

The phone rings last night and my daughter, Tiffany, says, "Here, talk to your granddaughter."  My four year old granddaughter, Allie, gets on the phone.  "Nani, Nani, please make me another book and send it to my box tonight!"  In her world, that translates to "Nani, Nani, please make me a card and send it to me in the mail so I can get it out of my mail box!"  Oh, and it had to be blue.  I had my evening all planned out by putting together a Saturated Canary, Magnolia, and Sassy Studio Designs cards but guess what got put aside?  Yep, when the grandbabies call, Nani comes running!

Of course, for me, I go to my Elisabeth Bell designs and printed off Little Best Friends, one of her sweet, adorable, and enchanting images.  Here is Allie's book:

This cute image reminds me of me and Allie going to the pool and beach while we were in Florida.  She would call and ask me to go swimsuit.  So stinkin cute!  I colored these sweeties with copics and added some stickles to their suits and hair because hair and swimsuits glisten in the sunlight!  I put some Diamond Glaze on their pails and added pearls all over the card.  I love me some pearls because the come from the sea!  I thought the Heidi Grace Paper was soft and subtle for the background and embossed it with my dotted swiss cuttlebug folder.  The flowers remind me of the sea roses that grow along the beaches in Maine.  So perfectly beautiful they are.

Here is a close up of these sweeties holding hands.

I added some paper and pearls to the inside and am really pleased with how this one came out.

Life is so much better when you hold hands and have fun.  Best friends, hot mess granddaughters, and the ocean always make life so much sweeter.  I love my life and hope you love yours.  Have a great day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beach Resort Sassy - My Favorite Place!

Family is so important to me and having been living away from everyone for so long, when they show up in town, I want to be there! Over the last couple of weeks, I've had the greatest time spending time with four of my cousins that I haven't seen in forever!  Larry and Brenda stopped by from Kentucky on their way to their camp in Canada, Robert and his family were here from Long Island, NY, Sean, Alice, and their two sweet boys from Seattle, WA, and my sweet Jerry was on leave from the navy and is on his way back to Hawaii.  It was so much fun travelling down memory lane with them and talking over our times growing up.  Man, were holidays hard on our parents when we all were together!  I have been away from home for over 30 years so for me, any time spent with family is precious and priceless.

But I'm back and have a fun, Sassy Studio Designs image to share with you. I am loving me some Sassy Studio Designs!  This is Beach Resort Sassy and I absolutely love her" in your face" attitude!  If there is one place I can be and never get tired, it's the beach, baby!  Love the water, the salt air, sand, heat, the sounds, fragrances, you name it and all things beachy are me.  Somewhere in a former life, I totally believe I was a mermaid!  Here she is:

She's worked up in some of my favorite colors - aqua and peach!  When I saw this paper pack from Basic Grey, I had to have it!  Love the clouds, banners and colors in these papers.  She's colored with copics and has some Diamond Glaze on her pouty lips and glasses and yep, some Stickles on that sassy suit!  I used a Spellbinders die around her and edged the oval with distressed inks.  I used a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  It was great fun!

Here she is close up:

I am also going to enter her in the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown

She was such fun to color up and now I'm back to my crafting table.  Love my family and I love me some crafting!  Have a great day!