Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Sunday, all! It's a Wonder-ful Day!

Well, summer has descended upon Texas already and I'm not even ready for it! The average normal temps this time of year are in the mid to high 80s and we almost reached 100 yesterday! Yikes! I have no idea how I'm going to survive an extra month of high electric bills but I'll just have to trust the good Lord to take care of that for me. I have been trying to decide what kind of card I want to show you today and I've decided on one featuring an adorable digi stamp by Mo Manning, my very favorite illustrator. I just think this image is so cute and she reminds me of myself when I was somewhere between 4 and 6, just before I started grade school. Her hair even looks like mine.  In fact, it still looks rather like this on a windy day! Haha!  She is called "Wonder" and she is available in the digi shop at Mo's Digital Pencil.

I had seen some of Mo's work around for a long time and always admired it but I had no idea how to use digi stamps and so I never pursued my fascination with her designs. As luck would have it, I won a gift certificate to Mo's shop on a blog hop. Well, I wasn't about to let that opportunity get away so I got my certificate code and went shopping. She had so many wonderful designs, it took me 3 hours to decide what I wanted. And I couldn't decide on just one either, even though my certificate was only good for $5. I bought 3 designs and after my coupon was deducted, I think I owed $4. I just couldn't help myself! I really, really LOVE her digis! And now some of them are available in rubber too! Oh, happy day!  You can buy them here.

Here is little wonder with her hummingbird friend. Isn't she just the cutest thing? The first one I colored is about half again the size of this one and that's one of the wonderful things about digis... you can print them out any size you want whereas with rubber, you typically get only one size. Just for grins, I'll show you the first card  too. It's very plain and simple because I didn't want anything to detract from the adorable image. Here it is... same stamp but much larger (it's hard to tell from the pics) and I used different colors. I think I like the pink and blue palette a little better but I like the overall design of the twisted easel card. Maybe I'll remake it with a blue and pink palette! I just never tire of coloring these gorgeous images. They're so much fun! The inside sentiment simply says "Happy Birthday".

Click on the images to enlarge them and you can see the detail if you like. So which one do you like better?
I'd love to hear your candid opinions.  I'm not going to list all the details again because most of the supply list is just solid-colored card stock but the dp on both cards is from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey collection. I love the colors and retro feel of those papers!  They remind me of the 70s. Yes, I was there and yes, I do remember... well, sort of! LOL! The paper flower on the sentiment tag on the easel card as well as the heart pin, buttons and twine were sent to me in a cute little treasure chest of goodies from my sweet crafty friend, Kay.  How about that... other than the orange daisy, there are no flowers and no bling on either one of these! Can you believe it?

I entered the top card in Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #85 - Sketch

Okay, that's it for today, girls and boys. I'll be back tomorrow with another one. Have a blessed Sunday and a great week next week!  Until next time....

Happy crafting!


  1. Hi Annie! I'm glad you're having fun with MO's images, cant wait til you start joining our challenges too! If you go to Mo's challenge blog, Pat has listed all the upcoming challenges for the month so you can plan ahead. :-)
    I adore both of these cards but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the pink and green one. Superb coloring, girlfriend!
    ps) I have dozens of Mo images and I STILL spend forever in the shop picking out more! I think there's medication for that...LOL

  2. I mean red and green. (eyes must be crossing again. )

  3. Girl you are on a role! This is fabulous. I am so loving the painted effect your coloring gives. It's just beautiful!

  4. These both are wonderful. I like the easel design a lot, and the blue. You do such beautiful coloring! Gina

  5. Hi Anne...I'm enjoying the daily releases :) Green being my favourite colour, I like the green version of course, but they are both gorgeous. LOVE her red hair...can't imagine why lol Looking forward to tomorrow's release :)
    Hugs xx

  6. This is one awesome looking card girl...Your coloring is fantastic and just love how you put the card together...TFS!

  7. Love these cards! The colors and papers in the first one are bright and cheerful!Love the finished inside, too!Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  8. You picked a great image from Mo's with your gift certificate.. Love this.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's.

  9. Oh...I'm so bummed. I wrote a really long comment but then, for some reason, it wouldn't send! arrggh!'s the "Reader's Digest" version...these cards are gorgeous!!! I'm so tickled that you've discovered digis...I still love my Mo Manning acryllic and rubber stamps...but I am really loving the digis too. So many more fabby images available...and Mo's drawing more by the day!! YAY!! Thanks so much, Annie, for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank


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