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Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Favorite Mo Cards


Over the year, I have made quite a few cards so it was so hard for me to pick out one favorite especially when it comes to a Mo Manning image after all they are so dang cute.  So since I had a hard time choosing a favorite, I decided to post a few... and these are them.. 





A special birthday for a special person. This one even
came with a matching box!!




This was made for one of the teachers that I work with and she holds a special place in my heart.  So it will always be a favorite to me.

This baby card was made for my Assistant Principals daughter

A last but not least, my St. Patrick's Day card for 
a dear friend.



Thanks so much for your support over this last year.  Your kind comments and words of encouragment has meant so much.    

May you and your loved ones enjoy this holiday season, and may this New Year bring only Peace, Love, and Happines..
Debbie

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"D" is for Decking the Halls

Please read this entire post  
I know it's long.....Sorry

Hey everyone, I am  back home after many weeks at my Brother and Sister-in-Law's. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes and let you know if feels good to be home especially with the holidays right around the corner.  The devistation is still all around in the Rockaways and it will take a long long time for things to return to "Normal"  but if feels good to be sleeping in my own bed.

This card  is a very special card, and I've made it with tears in  my eyes as will the next few cards that you will be seeing.  The kindness of strangers who have reached out to me has meant more to me than words can ever say.  Co-workers have purchased clothing and gift cards, Parents of students have also done the same and  I've had  complete strangers adopt me and send me gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond to help replace many of the items that I lost that were in storage on the main floor of my lobby.  This was done by the suggestion of the teacher that I am mentioning below who is a marathon runner and coordinated the adoption so when she asked me to make a card, I jumped right in. 

She ran in the Cystic Fibrosis maraton and has reached out to the entire school to make cards for a 9 year old boy who is in his last stages of this terrible disease.  His final wish is to make the Guinese Book of World Records to receive the most holiday cards.  The record is 35,000 our students are working diligently making cards and I ask that you do the same.  It doesn't have to be a hand made card, it can be a store bought card, but can you please send him a card to make his final wish come true.  I don't ask for much  but this is the least I can do as a favor to her to reach out to you guys and ask for you to mention it on your blogs as well. Maybe we can all make this little boys wish come true.  

and with all that said and done, this is the card that I made for him  His name is Dalton Dingus and if you choose to mail him a card you can send it directly to him at Hc62 Box 1249, Salyersville, KY 41465


and now a little about my card, as you know this weeks theme is "D" so I used Decorated Tree which you can find
HERE and Santa Kai which you can find HERE

 and Mo is having her first ever holiday sale with 25% off your entier order so don't delay, cause this holiday sale ends on December 17th.  The coupon code is CHEERS2U.

I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

Image: Mo's Digital Image:Santa Kai and Decorated Tree Sentiment: Paper Trey
Paper: Stampin Up Real Red, Paper Trey White, Reflections
Extras: WOC Flowers, Reflections Stickers, Making Memories Tag, Ribbon, Rhinestones, MS Punch, Nestibilities
Image Colored with Copics

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE and the ribbon and charm from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
Debbie

Thursday, November 8, 2012

#160 C is for

Well, It's Thursday, and it's time for a new challenge at Mo's and we thought we'd try something new.  So for this week we went with the letter "C".   So for me C is for, Cute Cat Costume.  I did this as a commissioned card for someone to give to a new mom who's birthday is on Halloween.  It is a card from a Baby to a Mom.  So I though that the sentiment I came up with was appropriate from a little one...  Anyway, I used adorable littleKitty Kai which you can find
HERE and HERE




I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

Image: Mo's Digital Image:  Kitty Kai
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Paper: Reflections, S-Basic Black
Extras:  WOC flowers, Ribbon, Spellbinders, Doohickey Die, Cuttlebug Corner Die, Black & White Pearls,
Image Colored with Copics

 I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE and the ribbon and charm from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
Debbie

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sandy's Destruction of Rockaway

These are some of the pictures of Shore Front Parkway, the street where I live.  The blocks are short and all this is walking distance from my house.  I did not take these pictures but someone named Stephen Pekar did and I downloaded them so you can see the massive destruction.  They are not expected to restore electricity  until mid December.  The Mayor finally said that Rockaway was the hardest hit area in New York.  About time you realized there are 4 other boroughs besides Manhattan.


The end building of my complex which with the boardwalk smashed into it there are 5 building next to each other, mine is the the the third one and had pieces of the boardwalk on it also

The basket ball court covered in sand where my son Michael played al the time

One of the hand ball courts
This is the complex where one of the teachers I work with lives
This is where I turn to go over the bridge to go to work
This is Beach 91st Street where I first lived when I got married and both  my boys were born.  As you can see, it is
 un-passable since the boardwalk with street light attached is blocking it. This is on Shore Front Parkway where I live now but only a few block up the road.

No more Boardwalk as you can see
The building next to me
These are just some of the blocks around me.  Like I said I am fine, my family is fine.  Thank you everyone for your prayers.

Lots of hugs
Debbie

Thursday, November 1, 2012

#159 Anything Goes at Mo's

Well, by now you should know the drill, it's Thursday so that means it's Mo's Digital Pencil challenge and since it's also the first Thursday of the month it's Anything Goes at Mo's. So the skies the limit. Just remember to use one of Mo's adorable images and you're good to go. For this weeks challenge I decided to use this Fairy. I love all of Mo's faries and am finding that I am using them a lot lately. So with all that said and done you can find this Fairy which is called Fairy 2
HERE





 I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love

 Image: Mo's Digital Image: Fairy 2 Sentiment: Penny Black
 Paper:
 Extras: WOC Flowers, Ribbon, Spellbinders, Stickles, Rhinestones
 Image Colored with Copics

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE and the ribbon and charm from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
 Debbie

Thursday, October 25, 2012

#158 Cute & Cuddly

Well, it's time for Mo's which means it's Thursday and this weeks theme is Cute and Cuddly.   I used this cute little Fairy called Kiki to make a card for a baby shower.  My Sister-in-Law asked me to make  a baby blanket for a shower that she is going to for a co-workers daugher.  They know it is a girl so I was asked to do the blanket in purple. I guess that they are doing the room in those colors.    Once  I saw this lilac, I knew I had to make this blanket and use this  Fairy called Baby Fairy Kiki which you can find HERE.  I fell in love with her.  I just want to pinch that little behind.  She is just so precious and to me so cute.

So here is a picture of the card

The pattern for the blanket is called Alex's Baby Blanket and can be found on Raverly
I also made matching booties and but after the picture was taken

I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

Image: Mo's Digital Image:  Baby Kiki Fairy
Sentiment  Sticker
Paper: Reflections from Michaels
Extras: Lace, WOC Flowers, Stickers
Image Colored with Copics

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE and the lace from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE

As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
Debbie

Friday, October 19, 2012

C is for Candy Corn

Please scroll down to see my Mo's Digital Pencil Post.  

This is my little peanut he is 4 months old, and with the cold weather approaching, I decided to make him this adorable Candy Corn hat...  So far I've made 4 of these, two small, one medium, and one large.  These were so quick and easy to make.   I used Cascade Alpaca 220 yarn, in Orange, Yellow and White and this is the end result.



These are two out of the four.  I made two for my little nephews whom I call my peanuts cause they were so small when they were born, and two for my Assistant Principals who each have a grandson.  One born at the same time as my little peanut but he was almost 10 pounds so I call  him my meatball.  They were a HUGE hit with everyone!!!!

Can't wait to make the Santa hats which are next on the list...lol

Thanks for stopping by...Debbie

Thursday, October 18, 2012

#157 Autumn Fun

It's Thursday, the days are just passing us by, I can't believe it's time for another one of Mo's challenge and this weeks theme is Autumn Fun and here in New York autumn is definitely in the air.  I love that crispness and the fall colors of the trees.  I need to take a trip upstate or take a trip to Central Park to see the trees in there glory.  With fall comes Halloween, the decorations come out and I enjoy making cards for family and friends and with this new addition to Mo's collection I couldn't resist her  and had to color her right away.  She is called "Teen Witch" and you can find her HERE.  I also decide to drag out my Big Shot Pro and make a Halloween Treat Box so just scoll down to see that as well.

 The Inside of the Card 
 My Angle Shot


This is a little treat box I made with my
big shot pro



I am entering this into the following challenges:

1. The Pink Elephant: HERE Treat Bags - My Coffin is to Hold Treats
2. The Cutie Pie Challenge: HERE  Halloween
3. Forever Friends: HERE Halloween/Autumn
4. Make it Monday: HERE Always Anything Goes

 I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

Image: Mo's Digital Image: Teen Witch
Sentiment: Inside of Card $1 images from Michaels
Paper: SU Basic Black, Reflections Paper for Coffin and Card Extras:
WOC Flowers, Ribbon, Die Cut, MS Fence and Web Punch, K&Company Sticker (bat for card Creepy for Coffin), Coffin Die for the Big Shot Pro, Reflection Sticker for top of Coffin, Spellbinders. Image Colored with Copics

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE and the ribbon and charm from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE

As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
Debbie

Thursday, October 11, 2012

#156 - "B" is for Birthday

Well it's that time of the week again, it's Thursday, that means two things to me... Mo's Digital Pencil and FRIDAY is one day away... and this week we decided to try something new.  To use the letter "B"  and combine it with as many "B"'s as you'd like ....Just remember to use a Mo's image and you're good to go.  So since I was asked to make a Birthday Card,   I decided to use this adorable  image called Odette which you can find HERE

So my B's are for Birthday, Ballerina, Brown, and Blossoms


Here is a close up:

I am entering this into the following challenge:

 1. Wild Orchid Craft:: HERE Anything Goes

I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

Image: Mo's Digital Image: Odette
Sentiment: Amuse
Paper: SU Close to Coco, Paper from stash
Extras: WOC Flowers,  Cricut for Numbers, Nestibilities, Rhinestones, Doily,and Swiss dot cuttlebug folder.
Image Colored with Copics

 I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE.

 As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

 Hugs
 Debbie

Thursday, October 4, 2012

#155 Anything Goes

It's Thursday once again and that means it's time for Mo's and it also the first Monday of the month.  So that means we have a really easy challenge for you today "Anything Goes".  Now that September has come and gone, and that fall crispness is in the air and that means one thing.  Halloween is soon upon us.  So with so many nieces and nephews I better get busy with some Halloween cards in between the many birthdays I have this month.  So since this week's challenge at Mo's is Anything Goes, I thought what better thing to do but make a center step card and to use this adorable little kitty cat called "Bat Cat" which you can find 
HERE and HERE




I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

1. Pile it on: HERE For a Child
2. The Cutie Pie Challenge: HERE Shaped Cards
3. Forever Friends: HERE Anything Goes
4. Make it Monday: HERE Always Anything Goes
5. Party Time Tuesdays: HERE Fright Night
6. Simon Says: HERE Glimmer and Sparkle 

Image: Mo's Digital Image: Bat Cat
Paper: Reflections, SU Basic Black and
Extras: MS Fench Punch, Ribbon, Rhinestones, MS Corner Punch, Spider Sticker, MS Bat Punch, Reflections Cat Sticker,
Image Colored with Copics

 As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

 Hugs
 Debbie

Thursday, September 27, 2012

#154 Ribbon and Bows

Ribbons and Bows can only mean one thing for mean GIRLY!!!! I love doing girly cards.. nice and frilly... .  I made this for my niece, OMG this is so her, she turned 8 this week and I just had to use this image for her.   which is called Talk to the Bear which you can find HERE







I am entering this into the following challenges:
1. Simon Says: HERE Anything Goes
2. Fab n Funky: HERE Starts with "f' Well Flowers start with "F' and this is for my niece who is "Fresh" and that start with "F"
3. Party Time Tuesdays: HERE Anything Goes
4. Die Cut Divas: HERE Tic Tac Toe - Doily, Flowers, Shabby Chic
5. Make it Monday: HERE Always Anything Goes
6. Paper Play Challenge: HERE Flowers and Lace Well my Doily is Lacy

I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love

 Image: Mo's Digital Image: Talk to The Bear
 Sentiment: Paper: Amuse
Paper: K&Copany, Inside Paper from Pat, Thanks Pat
 Extras: Pearls, Flowers, Ribbon, Corner Punch,Doily
 Image Colored with Copics

 I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which you can find HERE and the ribbon and charm from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE

 As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
 Debbie

Thursday, September 20, 2012

#153 Dies and or Punches

It's Thursday that only is Friday only a day away it also means it's time for a new challenge at Mo's.  And this week it's dies and punches ... how easy can that be... I love using those.. just remember to use one of Mo's adorable images and you're good to go.  So this is the card I made for  my nephew who' turned 7 last week.  I thought this little robot would be perfect for him it's called Bip Bip Birthday and you can find it HERE


here is the inside of the card



Image: Mo's Digital Image: Bip Bip Birthday
Paper: SU: Basic Black Other Paper from Stash
Image Colored with Copics
Extras: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Doohicky Die Cut, Stickers, Banner Die Cuts, MS Border Punch

I am also entering this into the following challenge:
1. Lollipop Crafts: HERE 2 Dies or Punches
2. Divas by Design:  HERE Layers
3. Make it Monday: HERE Always Anything Goes

I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

 As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

 Hugs
 Debbie

Thursday, September 13, 2012

#152 Buttons

Once again it's Thusday and it's means not only is it time for Mo's but the weekend is almost here and that's a good thing especially since I'm back at work.  Now this week our theme is buttons, and since I always use buttons on a masculine card, I decide to go the CAS route and use Johan which you can find
HERE.   I made this for my son Michael  who's birtday was in August but I am posting it now.  He loves playing the guitar, and if you scroll down a few posts, you'll actually see him playing the ukulele for me. He surprised me and posted a song on you-tube and dedicated it to me.  I cried like a baby when I saw it.


Here is the inside of the card:


and another shot of the front with the tag out:


 I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

 Image: Mo's Digital Image:  Johan  Guitar Inkadinkadoo
 Sentiment: Amuse
 Paper: SU Chocolate Chip and,
 Extras: Doohicky Tag Die, small circle nestibility, buttons, twine, SU Photo Corner Punch,
 Image Colored with Copics

 I used  ribbon and twine  from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE

As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
Debbie

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Anything Goes at Mo's # 151 and Something for Moi

It's the first Thursday of the Month so you know what that means, it's Anything Goes at Mo's. So once again, the skies the limit so use you imagination and let your creative juices flow and lets see what you come up with.  Just remember you must use one of Mo's images and you're good to go.

As for me, I had to have this Fall Fairy the second I saw it and once again decided to merge it with the pumpkins.  I love the fall maybe because I love the colors or maybe because I'm a fall baby, or maybe because it's that crispness in the air, but whatever it is, this is what I came up with.


I haven't made a criss cross card in ages and wanted to make something different, so I decided to make one of those. I used my cricut to cut the circle at 4 1/2 " using the George cartridge since I don't have any large nesties and merged Fall Fairy Jensen which you can find HERE and Pumpkins which you can find HERE


I found this poem on-line and thought it was perfect for the criss-cross card:


I also made a shawl for myself. Hey with the fall coming up, it will come to good  and since  I've been knitting for everyone else, I decided knit this shawl for moi and I have a few more lined up, but another baby blanket for a shower for my sister in law in between that and a sweater I am making for myself which should be finished shortly.  Again this is a free pattern on Raverly and is called Acadian and is knit from tip to tip.


A close up of the pattern on the edge of the shawl


 Yarn: Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend-Buttercream (4 skeins)
Pattern: Acadian
I will be entering this into the following challenges:

1. Lollipops Crafts: HERE Fall Frolic
2. Cute Card Thursday: HERE Autumn Gold
3. Make it Monday: HERE Always Anthing Goes
4. Fab n Funky: HERE The Colors of Autumn

 I hope I inspired someone to join in on the fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with, just don't for get to use one of Mo's images. If you need more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of the teams blogs they really out did themselves and came up with some great ideas just click HERE to see what they came up with and as Pat always says, don't forget to leave them a little love.

 Image: Mo's Digital Image: Fall Fairy Jensen and Pumpkins
 Sentiment: Poem found on-line-Author unknown
 Paper: SU More Mustand and Reflections
 Extras:  Jolee's Stickers, Reflection Stickers, SU Tab Punch
 Image Colored with Copics

 I ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl which you can find HERE



As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, and now that you're here why not leave me a little love as well your comments mean so much and always brighten my day.

Hugs
Debbie