Monday, May 19, 2014

Dr. Monday M.D. A last!

Good Monday morning faithful readers. I have a card to share with you this week...NOT a box! 

 I just recently received a wonderful parcel with the latest collection of "Year of the Animal" mini images. I have been having a blast coloring up a storm. I had a few projects worked up that only needed the images colored, attached and ready for blogging. So here is the first one. 

 Have you been to Magnolia-licious lately? OMG! There is a whole lot of wonderful there. New images regular sized and mini, new dies, new flowers and such a huge collection of everything you need for your paper crafting. Also, please check out Patty Jo's delicious blog. You know she is the Queen of Dies. Her Dr. Monday projects are always incredibly creative. 

 I only have a couple of pictures to show you this week, so without further ado, here ya go...

This is A21 Tilda with Lace Pants.  Such a sweetie!  

This is just a quick peek at the inside of the card.

Okay, now, I want to show you a little something else.  I was recently asked  if I could make something pretty for our Mission team to take to bless the 17+ ladies who work at an orphanage in Uganda.  These sweet women are making huge sacrifices to care for the orphaned children.  All of these women are native Ugandan women.  So I got really busy and made up a gift bag for each one and three extra.  In a previous post, I shared the mini Post it Note holders I had made.  I popped each one into small draw-string bags.  Then I made a bunch of Tic Tac Booklet Holders.  So I really wanted to make something I could color on, and decided to make each lady a 3 x 3 Post it Note holder.  So for the next few weeks I will be posting several of those at the end of each post.  I hope you will enjoy what I've done.

My first prototype.  Here I have used #306 Mermaid Tilda.  I also used the "out of the box" technique so she would fit beautifully on the front flap. The lace at the bottom is from my stash.

Prototype 2, I just had to add some flowers. Not at all practical to throw into your purse, but delightful to look at.    I used #443 Bunny Prince Orjan.  The lace here is also from my stash.

These new images are just so adorable.  I have loved coloring them.  Look at the toes!  Aren't they sweet?  This one is A1 Edwin with Teo the Dragon.  Each Note cover was made using The Luxury Stack  Pearlized & Metallic cardstock which I bought from JoAnn's several years ago.  It very heavy weight so worked perfectly. 

This is A2 Edwin with Tin Tin the Dog. Soooo cute!

Here we have A17 Flower Tilda with Bow Knot. I'm tellin' ya!  These are just too stinkin' cute!

My final one for this week... A19 Summer Strawberry Tilda.

Okay ladies, here is a recipe of all the ingredients I've used to create these:

CS - mostly from SU some new, some retired
DP - all from my stash because I really need to move some of this stuff out
Ink - all images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and all images are colored with Copic markers
To add color around the images I also use Aridondack Lights - Cloudy Blue, Aqua and Shell pink
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Ovals, Classic and Scalloped Circles, Classic and Scalloped Squares, Memory Box Penne Frame and for the little scalloped edges on the card I used Whimsy Stamps Pennant die Set, just the toppers and placed them for the borders of my accent piece on the card.
The sweet little fuzzy brads were a gift from a friend a number of years ago and I've been hoarding them.
Sentiment - SU Short & Sweet (old and maybe retired) then on the inside of the card "Thinking of You" is from Studio G (I think that came from Hobby Lobby.

Okay, I'm done, and I thank you so very much for following me all the way to the end of this post.  You're wonderful comments are always appreciated!  Have a happy rest of your week.

Enjoying the journey,
Many blessings


  1. You are such a clever girl Barb, I just love visiting to see what exciting things I'll find. Hugs Suzi x

  2. So cute! I love them all! That paper on the card is so pretty! :) Nancee

  3. These are adorable Barb. I love what you did for the ladies in Unganda. They will be so blessed by your kindness. You have coloured everything so beautifully.
    Hugs Maz

  4. Oh Barb, I love these! They are so sweet - each so special and adorable! Your coloring is spot on! Love your paper choices - they just fit the stamp to a tee! Gorgeous!


  5. All totally awesome! Your coloring is beautiful as well as your card and each prototype. The ladies will be blessed by your thoughtfulness and talent.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  6. So very beautiful! I love each one. You are amazing.


  7. These are beautiful Barb!!

  8. Every one of these is awesome and so beautifully colored!


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