Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Beginnings for Children with Bubbles for Elisabeth Bell's World

I love this theme for this month's challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World!  Who doesn't like new beginnings?  I have had a bazillion new beginnings in my life and can only imagine how many some of you have had.  It's renewing and the possibilities are endless.  For me, that's the magic of starting over.  Sometimes it ends up good, sometimes not so much.

Children have new beginnings just about every day.  I'm learning more and more since I've been spending so much time with Allie.  Sometimes children aren't quite sure as to what to do with new starts and new friends.  One thing I've found out is that for kids, a bottle of bubbles is just the thing to break the ice.  Who doesn't love bubbles?  Come on, admit it.  We all blow the first bubbles when we open up a bottle for the kids!  It connects us all together.  I love it when kids take their bubbles to a guy to open.  Even men can't resist releasing the first opaque circles in the air from a new bottle of bubbles!

This is Bubbles from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and I think she's everything good and sweet in children!  She's colored with copics and the papers are some of my favorite from BasicGrey and Imaginisce.  The border was made using a scallop edger from Stampin Up, the ribbon is from Hero Arts, the gems are from Studio G and the flowers are a mix of Recollections and home made.  The die cuts I used are from Nestbilities.  Of course, I used some Stickles on the bubbles and her sweet shirt!

Here's a closer look at this sweet thing!  I absolutely love her and can see her slowly letting down her guard and making new friends.

Make sure to stop over at our blog and see the fabulous projects that my designing sisters have for you.  All of their projects just make my jaw drop and I can't believe that I get to design with such great talents!  Come on and show us your new beginnings!  Someone is going o be lucky enough to win a couple of really sweet stamps from on of the ever talented Ms. Elisabeth Bell!  Hope it's you!

May All Your Wishes Come True Release and Blog Hop for Sassy Studio Designs!

Just a couple of things first.  If you've made it this far on the fabulous blog hop, God Bless You!  Also, for everyone in the United States, Happy Memorial Day!  I love this holiday because it pays tribute to those who have or are serving in the military.  I proudly served 12 1/2 years in the Navy and loved every minute of it.  It was a privilege and honor and I wouldn't have traded one single second of my time doing one of the most important things in my life.  Now on to the blog hop!

Don't you just love it when something you've truly wished for comes true?  I know it's happened to me several times in my life and it's just truly magical when it happens.  That's what the new release for Sassy Studio Designs, May All Your Wishes Come True, is all about.  But there's a twist - it's about when your grown up wishes come true!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I think you'll love this release!  I now I sure do!

If you've come to my blog from my ever talented designing sister, Sara's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, make sure to go to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and start from there.  I promise it will be well worth your time!

I am really excited to present Cinderella Pin Up to you!  I'm really pleased with how she came out!  Just want to warn you that there's a few pictures!

I did something new for me, I used a digi and made a candle!  I've done it with rubber stamps before but never with a digi and I had a blast!  (I'm writing a tutorial for it and you'll be able to find it over at our Paper Craft Planet Group in a few days.)  She's colored with copics and added to the candle with my embossing gun.  I added some stickles all over her gown, headband and shoes.

I added some blue tulle from Joann Fabrics and all of the flowers are from Recollections.  Love her missing shoe!

I added some jewels to the top and the back and they are by Studio G.

Since she's a pin up, I wanted to add a sassy type sentiment to her!

Here's a view of the side with another sentiment.  I like this one because usually when you hear about a ship coming in or something good happening, usually the person is at another pier or the airport and they miss it.  Miss Cinderella Pin Up was in the right place at the right time!

And here is a view of the left side of the front of the candle.  It was hard working with this project because it smelled so good!  The scent is Fresh Linen and I got the candle at Michaels.

Well, I'm the next to the last stop so head on over to The Sassy Studio Designs Blog and tell us what you thought about the blog hop and the release.  I think it's one of our funnest so far!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Little Momma Blog Hop for The Digi Bells!

It is always so much fun to be able to show off a new Elisabeth Bell design!  That's what I get to share with you today!  I'm really glad you stopped by and if you came to me from the outstanding talented Rose's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, make sure to start at the very beginning, at Mary Lou's blog because I don't want you to miss a thing!  So here we go!

Please welcome ** Little Mama ** to our little family of Elisabeth Bell Digi's....
Blog hop starts on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 9:00am (Arizona time)
ending on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9:00am (Arizona time)

I fell in instant love with this sugar baby when I saw her!  Isn't she just so stinkin cute you could eat her up?  She reminded me of a picture Tiffany took of Allie when she was playing dress up.  She put on her pokanot (polka dot!) dress and her momma's black suede high heels, grabbed her Baby and started strutting her stuff.  Here's the picture that reminded me so much of Little Mama.  

Can't you see the resemblance?  It's uncanny if you ask me!

This cutie pop is colored with copics and I added some stickles to her skirt, top, and flower in her hair.  The frame is the floral oval Nestabilities die and the papers are from DCWV and My Mind's Eye.  Love all of their stuff!  The Pearls and flowers are from Recollections with a couple of  hand made flowers thrown in, the ribbon is from Simplicity, and the flowers and hearts in the flower bunches are from my stash.  I got the charm at my local scrapbook store and the little pin and sentiment are from BasicGrey.

I thought I'd show the inside for Judy since it's been awhile since I've shown the inside of my cards.

Here are a couple more views of her.

She just makes me smile!

Here she is again.  I forgot to mention that I used some Distressed Ink on the edges of the frame and on the inside.

Now it's time to head on over to my dear friend and oh so talented leader, Lynda's blog and see the fabulous project she has in store for you!  I can't wait for you to see it so hurry on over!  Time's a wasting and Little Mama doesn't have a minute to spare!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Sponsored by My Grafico

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  My mojo is coming back and I had some fun with this week's challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week we are being sponsored by MyGrafico and the theme is "Sail Away".  MyGrafico provided us with some really cute images and this is what I came up with:

Isn't she a doll?  I pictured her standing on shore watching someone sail away out to sea.  Reminds me of my Allie watching her daddy's ship pyull out on his nine month deployment.  She's colored with copics and has some stickles on her hat, banner, dress and scarf.  I used a middle step card layout and the papers are from the Shine On collection from BasicGrey.  Love this set!

Love her sweet face!

 Here's a couple of side views so you can see the creases for the steps.

I love the red and aqua color combination.  It looks so fresh and fun!  Kind of reminds me of summer!

I plan on entering her in the following challenges:

Card Mania - Spots and/or stripes
Forever Friends - Anything goes
Get Inky - Die cuts
House of Gilli - Favorite color combo
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Red
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Electic Ellapu - Anything goes
Hobby Cutz Challenge - More than one fold
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
BasicGrey Challenge - Inspired by a Song (Anchor's Aweigh!)
Just Some Lines - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Make sure to hop on over and see the other fabulous projects that my designing buddies have come up with for you over at Tuesday Throwdown.  We'd love to have you come and "Sail Away" with us!