Thursday, January 23, 2014

Trudy's Tea Party Card

If I had a daughter, she would have dolls, tea parties and love pink and purple, just like me! Of course I have two wonderful boys! I also know that some little girls love other colors and don't care much for tea parties or dolls. I could live with that, if she were a happy healthy child. Whatever she would want we would do our best for her, just as we did for our sons.

Here's a very girly girl birthday card. The little blond girl is Barefoot Trudy with 3 dresses from Mo's Digital Pencil and are Troy's Balloons. The tea table and two chairs are also digital stamps from Digi Drawn.

I used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits and the wall and floor coverings are scraps from my card stock collection.

This card is entered into the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Super Hero Card for a Little Girl

I love the challenge of making cards for my friends to fit their ideas. This card was inspired by a friend's young granddaughter, who loves super heroes.

I found just the most perfect Super girl (Superdoper Girl) digital stamp at Mo's Digital Pencil. I used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits to color in and blend this adorable character, on card stock. The chest of drawers and the stuffed animal are digital stamps by Maureen Kuppe of Digidrawn, printed on 90 lb. watercolor paper and rendered in Marvy Markers watercolor. The toys are digitals from, which I colored in with my Prismacolor pencils on card stock. These I placed on pop dots for dimension.

The wall paper and flooring in paper from my scrapbook collection. I love the look of a super hero bedroom...don't you?

After I made this card, I got the Superduper Boy for another card!

I can't wait to hear about the card from my friend and her grandchild!
Update: My customer loved the card!

This card is entered into this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Discovering Digi Stamps Part 3

Building a card composition is fun when you can combine digital stamps with your favorite rubber stamps. My current favorite stamps are Tilda and Edwin (Magnolia Stamps). When I started searching for scenic digitals to work with these kids, I came across Digidrawn by Maureen Kuppe. She offers digitals designed to work with two sizes of Magnolia Stamps. I love working with  several of the bedroom furniture pieces. I print these on 90 lb. watercolor paper and rendered these in Marvy Marker watercolor.

The dotted lamp is a Hero Arts stamp, I found on clearance at Michaels.

The toys are digitals from, which I used my Prismacolor pencils on the card stock.

I used those pencils and odorless mineral oil on the stamps of Tilda and Edwin, which were printed on card stock.

The train and dump truck are Little Toot clear stamps from Kaisecraft and colored in Marvy Markers. The dog stickers are by Jolee.

The wall paper and flooring in each room is from my scrapbook paper collection.

I used pop dotts to give Tilda a bit of dimension as she sits on the pillow playing with her puppy!

Come back and again and I will show you the kids sharing a pot of tea in the diningroom!

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Favorite Gift to Give

Each year I like to decorate a store bought clothing item as gifts fr my grandson and nephew. This year it took forever to find two denim jackets for two beautiful little boys. It was almost Christmas before they were completed. My three year old nephew in California opened his gift on New Year's Eve. He loved his jacket with the machine embroidered Mickey Mouse on the back, so much, that he wouldn't take it off the next day!

Before my four year old grandson was born, I designed an applique for the back of a denim jacket. Finally he is wearing a size big enough to apply the design to the back of a jacket. He got his in time for Christmas.
A bit cranky and tired after a trip to the zoo.
It just fits the width of the back!
Can someone tell me why it was so hard to find 2 denim jackets for boys in Florida?