Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Bells

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for my first blog hop as a new member of The Digi Bells!  I'm beyond excited to be part of this inspiring and talented team of artists.  Now on to the business at hand!   It's that time of the month for a new digi release from the fabulously talented Elisabeth Bell and this one is a beauty!  I love everything about Christmas.  There's nothing like the vibrant, rich colors, the wonderful smells that come from all the baking, the fun of wrapping presents after spending time picking out the perfect thing for that perfect someone.  And as much as I don't like cold weather, there's something about that brisk, pure white stuff that falls from the sky that gives a beautiful glimmer and shine to the earth.  And you know how much I love me some glimmer!

Over at the Digi Bells Design Team Blog, we're hosting our monthly blog hop while showing off the beautiful creation that Elisabeth has in store for you!  If you came to my blog from our fearless leader, Lynda, then you're on the right track.  If not, make sure that you start at the very beginning.  I don't want you to miss a single thing!  Here's the order:

Mary Lou -

Digi Bell Blog - 

Now, here's my Christmas Bell:

Isn't she stunning?  She's colored with copics and has some stickles and Diamond Glaze all over her and he gorgeous cape.  I added some Flower Soft in snowy white and some Martha Stewart glitter to her boots.  The flowers are from Bitty Blossoms from Spellbinders and the leaves and branches are from Martha Stewart.  The ribbon and gems are from my stash.

Here's a close up of her.

Isn't she just gorgeous?  I love her sweet face!

Here's the inside.

Now off you go to Alethea's blog for her gorgeous project for you.  Make sure to leave a comment so you can be in the running for winning this sweet beauty!  Now, hop on!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh Happy Mail!

Who doesn't love to get some happy mail, especially this time of the year?  With e-mail, facebook, text messaging, the post office isn't anywhere near as busy as it once was.  Not sure about you, but for me, there's just something about getting a letter or card in the mail that someone took the time to personally pick out or write to you to share something wonderful.  I think Holly feels the same!

I love her apron and all her craft supplies!  I think she reflects a lot of us!  Holly's Happy Mail is available at Elisabeth's digi site and she's just waiting for you to come and use her to make someone's day!  She's colored with copics and this gorgeous paper is from the Sabrina collection from My Mind's Eye.  It's some of my favorite!  The flowers are from Recollections and the lace and gems are from my stash.  I used Spellbinders to cut her and the scalloped oval out.

Here's a side view:

With this time of the year, I think we should put all of our projects that we've been working on to good use and sharing them with friends and loved ones is the best way!  Send someone you love something you created and let them know they've been on your mind.  They'll love receiving it as much as you'll love sending it!