Monday, January 31, 2011

Litte Girls Tea Time

Sister's are forever as these two little girls having tea from Lily of the Valley can tell you. All I had was a brother, but I love the friendship and closest I see in Sisters, I guess that's why I am so close to my girls and my granddaughters. They are here for the Lollipop Crafts Challenge #24 Sisters.

I have entered her at:
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Do You Stack Up #4 Patterned Paper, etc
Stamptacular Sunday #96 Whateva!
Scrapbook Sisters #20 Add a Little Friend

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E31, E34, E35
Clothes: Y21, Y23, Y26, RV21, RV23, RV25, W1, W4, W7
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Prima Flowers from Fleurs De Prima, Sizzix die cut, DP Cut N Paste Designer Paper from K&Company, all other from my stash.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Some Bunny Loves Me, Garden Picket Fence

OK, Barbara and I were playing...She challenged me to color on something other than paper and to do a background for one of my cards like she does....Well, I had started to color this little girl 'Some Bunny Loves Me' from Cuddly Buddly. She had me look at Zoe's digitals from Make it Crafty and I found 'Garden Picket Fence' and thought that it would be perfect together.
The background is printed on fabric and my ink jet printer (something I have wanted to try out for years now) and I colored it with colored pencils. It was really kind of fun.... As I was coloring I thought of many ways to finished her off, but decided to do a portrait......This is me, playing outside when I was a little girl.

I have entered this little creation at:
Make It Colourful #4 Colour on Anything but White Card Stock
Pals Paper Arts #78 Bows

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E43, E44
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, Y32
Other: G82, R20 W1
girl is stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock
background is EQ Printables Injet Fabric Sheets
Ribbon from Stampin-up, all other from my stash

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lucky Dog Freebie

You lucky dog! Here is the next freebie for our reaching another 100x Followers!! Isn't he just the cutest?? Download him now because he won't be here long. Barbara has lovingly drawn this up for me to share with you. Thank you Barbara, and Thank YOU for becoming a follower of my blog! Go check out Forgotten Scraps and you will be able to download another digi.

Don't forget the Blog Candy and the Challenge...they will be ending Jan. 31 with the announcement of the winners on Feb. 1. We might even have a extra surprise for you!! On the challenge you can use any of our free stamps, so join us there.... and we hope you have fun with Lucky Dog!

Lucky Dog

CLICK HERE to download
(Update: This image is no longer available for free,
but check the sidebar for more freebies if they're available.)

If I know Barbara there will be always be more in store for you with her darling stamps. So spread the word and check back with us on February 1st!
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Lucky Dog

It's Freebie Time!!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you......
We have another 100 followers, soooooo here it is....
Lucky Dog from Forgotten Scraps and she is yours for the taking. Thank you Barbara for drawing up such a little thing. I love him and I hope that you do too.... We have just a few more days to try for the candy and I know that some of you have been having a hard time entering more that once....try again and use a different card from your blog..... Don't forget the challenge, because we all need to support Barbara for doing all of this for us.... Thanks again for your support and enjoy.....This little guy is just full of the love we have for stampin, coloring and sharing with our friends.

Come back tonight and you will be able download this cute little dog..

I have entered her at:
Pile it on #4 Love is in the Air w/digital delights
Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings #16 Heart Theme
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges #5 January
Delightful Challenges - Have a Heart
Fab 'N Funky #57 Delight in Your Digi
Sewmany Challenges #41 Green w/Envy
Stamps R Us #13 Animals

Copic sketch markers:
Dog: R20, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37
Other: W1, W5, W7, 110, G29, G0000, G03, G02, G05, G07, G09, YR21, YR23
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Glitz Stickles by Ranger,
ribbon from Stampin-up, DP Super Paper Pad Feuilles Hojas from K&Company

I won 1st at Sewmany Challenge #41 Green w/Envy

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Daffadowndillies is one of Cuddly Buddly Stamps and just adores Spring. I have had her for awhile now and it has taken until now to color her up. Isn't she cute?

I have entered her at:
Cute Card Thursday #49 A sketch by Lynn
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #97 -recipe:
3 pattern papers, 3 flowers, 3 sparkly things and 1 ribbon

Paper Play #11 Week 4
Crafty Sentiments Designs Jan. 27th My favourite Things
Which is anything I can use to make a card with...

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E41, E47, E55
Clothes: R01, R02, R05, W3, N7
Flowers: Y21, YR23, Yr24, G0000, G24, BG32
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Simply Delightful by My Minds Eye,
Adage Tickets from Jim Holtz, Gemstones by Paper Studio, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals LG, Glitz Stickles by Ranger, Flowers and ribbon from my stash.

Pink Tilda w/rose

Pink Tilda with Rose from Magnolia is all dressed up in her best. Pearl earnings, Stickles on her wings and bows and she has a rose just for you. As I thought of recycle, I decided that it was time I got out my flower petals and some old brads that I have never used and use them! "L" is for Love and the rose my husband gave to me.....

I have entered her at:
Magnolia Down Under challenge #80 Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
Stamp Something - Cute Something
Alphabet Challenge - for Ladies
Moving Along with the Times #83 Spring
Top Tip Tuesday #19 Fabulous Flowers

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77
Clothes: BG0000, BG72, RV000, RV21
Flower: RV000, RV21, RV23, RV25, G12, G94
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Stickles on the wings and bow
Pearls from Stampin-up the rest came from my stash

Tilda w/clover

Tilda with clover looks sooooo spring today. We are having beautiful weather here in Texas, the sun is shining and it looks just like spring. What other color is there than bright yellow. Enjoy.... Barbara has just given me the next freebie and I can't wait to color her and put her on my card.....

I have entered her at:
The Crazy Challenge #51 Dots & Stripes
Timeless Tuesday FTTC #102 Hardware (I hope the charm works)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #45 Anything Goes
Colour Create Challenge #63 Lemon - Green & White
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair E31, E33, E34
Clothes: Yoo, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Shamrocks: G82, G94
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card stock
Pearls, Ribbon from Stampin-up, Flower fromPrima, all other is from my stash.

I won at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hi everyone....Boy has this last 3 weeks gone by fast. Barbara over at Forgotten Scraps has 2 more freebie digi's drawn up for you. We are so close to reaching another 100 followers. Time is running out for the candy, challenge and getting more free digi's. Spread the word and help us get to the next 100 in enough time for you to get one more freebie. Thanks for your support. We love making cards and sharing. This is just a peek at my card...Barbara won't give me the next freebie until I get there, but it's a cutie and you will all want to have it. Help me get this for you....and Barbara has one waiting for you too.... enjoy

DP Super Paper Pad - Feuilles Hojas by K&Company

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

QT Black & White Quilt #2

Here is some information to help you get started on your quilting:

Basic Quilting Supplies:
Sewing Machine (unless you like to hand-piece)
Thread for General Sewing ( I like 100% cotton, white, cream, or beige)
Quilting Thread for hand quilting
Scissors for cutting fabric and threads
Needles ( I like between's 9-10)
Rotary Cutter
Rotary Mat
Acrylic Rules
Iron and Ironing Board
Marking Pencils/Pens
Quilting Frames or Hoop

Fabric Preparation: Wash or don't wash, that is the question. I like the look of the winkled quilt if I wash the first time after quilting. Some colors bleed and you can check it with a clean white cloth that has water on it, rub the fabric and if the color comes off then prewash or use Retayne to stop the bleed, or both. I find that some reds and blues bleed the most.

Cutting Fabric: The rotary cutting supplies will help you be more accurate, but be careful the blades are VERY SHARP! Always include 1/4" seam allowance. (less if you are appliqueing.) Just remember to be accurate and careful. When you buy fabric you can buy a quarter of a yard which is 9" by 40/42" or a fat quarter which is a half of a yard cut in half again, it's 18" by 20/21". Some pieces will cut better from one over the other one.

Pressing: I all way press my fabric before I start cutting and I always use Mary Ellen's Best Press, The clear starch alternative. I have not found a build up of starch with it. I find that Mary Ellen's Press will set the fabric and I can cut easier, sew easier and repress easier and my blocks look so much nicer after I have made them. Remember to press which is an up and down motion and not ironing which is a side to side motion.

Piecing: Pin if you need too, but always align the raw edges and don't stretch the bias edges. Take the time to set your seam allowance with your machine:
I use graph paper, cutting the edge on one of the lines..putting under the machine with the needle a scant under the quarter inch line...put mole skin on your machine if you need help or use your sewing foot as a guide.

Test your seam allowance by cutting 3 pieces of fabric 1 1/2" by 3 1/2" and sew them together. After you are done the middle piece should be 1" and the 2 outsides should be 1 1/4". You should have a square that is 3 1/2", if not do this again until you have it right. I have more than 1 brand of sewing machines, so I just write down on a piece of post paper and put it on my machine. That way I don't have to remember what the # is for each machine and I can double check it every time I quilt.

OK, I think you have enough information to start. I will be giving more helpful hints along the way, but if you have any question just leave me a post and I will try to answer them for you. Remember to save all of your scraps for another lesson later and enjoy what you are doing. Next week you will be getting 2 more blocks.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Easter Lamb

This is Forgotten Scraps Easter Lamb here today for Lollipop Crafts Challenge #23 One Layer. This is a free digi right here at Grandma's Pearl or at Forgotten Scraps. Get yours now....We have until Feb. 1st to reach another 100 followers and get another freebie from Forgotten Scraps.

I have entered at:
One Stitch at a Time - As You Like It Anything Goes
Copic Creations #42 What's New
Digi Doodle Shop Best #43 Anything Goes
Stamp Somethings - Cute Something
Fab 'N Funky #56 Animal Magic

Copic sketch markers:
Lamb #41, E42, E43, E44, E47, Y23, Y26, R20, R21
Other: YR21, YR23, YR24, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, R000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Embossing by Stampin-up, all other from my stash
Stamped on Stampin up card stock from Gina K Designs

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb is the 3rd of a series from Forgotten Scraps. Barbara has drawned this little one up for me to share with you for becoming followers of my blog. I have reached another 100....... So....... THANK YOU.....THANK YOU......... THANK YOU........
We have had a lot of fun doing this and making these cute digi's for you. We hope you enjoy them. The black stitching and flowers where done by freehand...Something I am still working at.

Don't forget you can now use this one too over at Forgotten Scraps Challenge #1....Please download this and come and join in with us....Hope to see you there....

I have entered this one at:
Skipping Stones #60 Sketch
Claudia & Company #71 Color - red, yellow and green
Design Dollies - have a hand 'freehand'
My Time to Craft #124 Spots & Dots
Oldie But A Goodie #10 Bright & Cheerful

Copic sketch markers:
Lamb: E000, E00, E11, R20, E41, E42, E43, E44
Other: YR21, YR24, G40, G82, G94, R000, R37, R38, R43, R46, R59
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
DP Super Paper Pad Feuilles Hojas by K&Company, Tag - Adage Tickets from Jim Holtz, Button & Brads from Stamping-up

QT Black & White Quilt #1

It's a mystery.....
Quilter's and want-to quilters wanted.....

I am going to be making a traditional block mystery quilt and wanted to know if you would like to come along? I have been quilting for about 35 years, taught some classes and just really enjoy quilting. I like to get a pattern and change them to fit me and the mood I am in. My husband has spoiled me with anything I wanted or needed or thought that I needed to supply my quilting habit.

Now I want to share some of the things that I have learned along the way, do it from my home and have fun quilting together and make another quilt. This one is going to be about 54" by 62". A great quilt for cuddly up with a good book or watch a movie with. These are going to be 8 in. blocks...not to big...not to small.

First I want to show you my first 2 blocks...there will be 2 blocks about every 2 weeks.

Baby Bunting pg 40 RCQB
Fair and Square pg 103 RCQB
Every 2 weeks you will see 2 blocks to make.

Helpful hints and techniques

The 2 books I am using are Judy Hopkins 'Around the Block' (ATB) and '501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks' (RCQB).
All of the information is in there for different size blocks, all ready to use and get sewing.

If you don't have the books you can draft all of these blocks for yourself, here is how I do it:
#1 Get yourself a sheet of plain paper or card stock and draw yourself a square. I am making 8 in. blocks so you would draw an 8 in block. You can draw any size block you want to make.
#2 Draw a grid with 3 lines across and 3 lines down.
#3 Trace over those lines with a black marker.
#4 Use double sided tape and tap the paper to a color poster paper. This will make it last longer.
#5 This is an option, but I took it to the copy store and had it laminated so it would last longer. Mine are about 20 to 25 years old and still works like new.
#6 Now with another piece of plain paper, lay it on top and trace your block design. You have your square so if you need a triangle, just draw another line. Sometimes it helps to make a colored pattern so you can see it better.
#7 Find out what the similar shapes are....Get another sheet of paper, Plastic template, or get out your Perfect Patchwork Templates from Marti Mitchell. Using one of the last two, you will never have to make the template again. I mark mine and put them in a bag or box. Trace that shape adding your seam allowance and you have your pattern.

This is what mine looks like:

You can make one of these for any grid and all sizes of quilt blocks you want to make and half of the work is done for you.

Fabric: I am using Black, White and a 'zinger' color of bright green. A zinger is something you use a little and is usually bright and colorful. I have wanted to make a black and white quilt for a long is the time. For a scrappy looks you could use all 30's prints or civil war fabrics. Remember what ever you do...more is better! The main idea is to choose fabrics you like, weather it is something you have always wanted to try or some of your favorites.

To start with, get yourself:
6 Fat quarters of color #1
6 Fat quarters of color #2
2 Fat quarters of color #3 your zinger
a fat quarters is a half of a yard of fabric cut in half. The quilt shops knows what this is.

You will need more....and remember....more fabric, the more scrappy it will look. Pick colors that you can get easily, so you can add to it at any time.

You can watch or quilt along with us. And you can even upload your blocks if you want to share with us. Just use the linky at the bottom of this post. The collection will be open for three months and all the blocks will be posted in the same collection.

If you have any questions or need help, just post the details in a comment and I'll answer it in post to help everyone. Just remember this is fun and we all need something to look forward too.

Easter Lamb Freebie

I just can't believe it...... 300 followers!! The response has been overwhelming at least! I have another digi from Forgotten Scraps just to say THANK YOU! Please download this cute little one and enjoy...... Who knows, maybe there might just be another one looking out from behind the tree.

I also wanted to say THANK YOU to Barbara for all the fun...enjoyment we share and THANK YOU for drawing up these little digi's for me to share.

Easter Lamb

CLICK HERE to download
(Update: This image is no longer available for free,
but check the sidebar for more freebies if they're available.)

Thank you again - this has all been fantastic!! Do you think we'll increase another 100 before the Blog Candy ends?? Spread the word and lets find out! Here are a couple reminder and you can use this image in the Forgotten Scraps challenge too!

(1) Update your blinkies on the sidebar with the new ones
(2) Be sure to enter in the Blog Candy if you haven't already
(3) Head on over to Forgotten Scraps or the other freebie
(4) Use your new freebies and enter Forgotten Scraps Challenge #1

We love your comments and hope to see you in the challenge - We love to see what you create with them!

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A Little Birdie Told Me

A Little Birdie Told Me is one of Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps and is for Lollipop Crafts Challenge #22 Sketch. Hope you are joining in with us. I had fun using cork board on this one.

Copic sketch markers:
Bird: E0000, E000, E11, R20, B0000, B21, B23, B24, B28
Tree and Flowers: YG97, YG21, YR24, E01, E02, E21, E07, E08, E09, E25, E27, E29
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
DP from my stash, Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Circles LG & Large Deckled Rectangles, Circular Sentiments - Dreamy Days stamp from Lili of the Valley, Candy Dots from Pebble Inc., Ribbon from Stampin-up and Fun Fibers Adornaments from EK Success

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Forgotten Scraps Challenge Update

Just a reminder about the challenge we have going on at Forgotten Scraps! We are pratically dying in agony to see how you are using the FREE digis! :D Plus we've updated the prizes too - which now include something from both of us:

"Christmas Dino"
(Although it's just as suitable for a birthday!)

"Monster Nom-Nom"

One lucky winner with get BOTH digi stamps!! Everyone is welcome to join including family, friends and fellow design team members. You can enter as many times as you like and combine them with as many challenges as you can find too!

Challenge Rules:
1. Use Monster Love, Monster Sweet Tooth,
Valentines Bear or Birthday Bunny!
2. Link to this post
(3. Make monster noises while you color)

Enter your submissions by January 31st and a random winner with our top three choices will be announced together with the Blog Candy winners on February 1st!

CLICK HERE to go to the challenge post.
Good luck - we can't wait to see what you create! :D

QT Pumpkin Table Runner

This Pumpkin Table Runner came from the magazine International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene, special annual issue 2010-11. When I first saw it, I just knew I had to make it. I looked at it about 5 times when I decided that if I didn't make it now I would just put it on my shelve and forget it. It was a lot of fun to make...I brighten it up a lot and rearranged to pumpkins. Hope you like it.

The finished size is about 30 1/2" by 17" and I can't wait until fall so that I can use it.... It was nice because I just went to my fabric stash and made it in 2 days.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Daisy Days/Fancy Romantic Tilda

At Lollipop Crafts challenge #22 we are doing something different.....A Sketch! Just follow the sample on the right and join us this week. Our Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and this stamp is Daisy Days. For this card I turned the sketch upside down, so be creative, you just have to see the sketch.

Copic skecth markers:
Face: E000, E00. E11, R20
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E33
Clothes: BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, R21, R22, R24, R000
Flowers:YR20, YR21, YR23, R000, R21, R22, R24, E33, E35, E37, G12, G14, G16
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
Prima flower, all other supplies came from my stash.

She has been entered at:
Creative Inspiration - Inspired by Bling
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8 Anything Goes
Fair Tale Challenge #6 Flowers
Oohlala Creation #71 Bling it On
Pollcraft Chanllenge #76 Pastel Colours (Joey)

When I first got my date to host the blog the sponsor was open and my first thought was to do a Magnoia stamp. This is one of my favorite stamps, Fancy Romantic Tilda. I made my Sketch and the card that started it all, almost 2 months ago and I just had to add it to this challenge. I hope you enjoy it.........

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E30, E31, YR20
Other: G82, G94, F40, T5, T3, T1, R32, R12, G00, E01, E02, E50, E51, E53, E55
DP The Luxury Stack from DCWV, Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
Glitz-Stickles Tiara Prima Roses, Silk Roses , Lace, oraganza ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Birthday Bunny Freebie

Thank You Again
for all your support. We love to see all the followers.
So we have decided to give away another free Digi from Forgotten Scraps!
Barbara Drew this one up for me to give away...
Please enjoy....
Don't forget to update your Blinkies and join in our Forgotten Scraps Challenge #1. Show us what you can do......

Birthday Bunny

CLICK HERE to download
(Update: This image is no longer available for free,
but check the sidebar for more freebies if they're available.)

It won't last long....
Don't forget our Candy will end on January 31 and 2 names will be drawn. Barbara and I are going to be giving away more NEW FREEBIES with every 100 FOLLOWERS to each of our blogs
So keep spreading the word and join.
Don't forget the Challenge #1 over at Forgotten Scraps.
We REALLY want to see your cards.

Thanks Again! :-)

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Birthday Bunny

Hello, I am
Barbara's 'Birthday Bunny' from Forgotten Scraps,
just here waiting for you. Check on the NEW FREEBIE and download her now. We are having so much fun watching our followers grow....... We just want to say
to ALL of YOU for your support!

I have entered her at:
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #29 Sketch
Shelly's Images Blog - Use Lace on your Project
Totally Papercraft #49 Happy Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - We're baaaaack! - Birthday
Ginger Loft Challenge GL9 Celebrations
One Stitch At a Time #45 Theme is 'New'
Elephantastic #22 New Beginnings

Copic sketch markers:
Bunny: E000, E00, E11, R20, E30, E31, E33
Other: BV0000, BV02, BV04, BV08, YG03, YG05, YG06, YG07, YR000, YR20, YR21
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs, DP Nana's Nursery from DCWV, Prima Roses, Ribbon from Stampin-up, All other came from my stash.

Valentines Bear

Valentines Bear is part of Forgotten Scraps Challenge #1. I hope we are all supporting Barbara in this Challenge and we both what to see what you have done with the 2 digi's. This is my view of red, white and black. For you to enjoy...

I have entered this at:
Die Cut Dreams #81 - Use a digi & a Rubber Stamp Together
Freshly Brewed Challenge #30 - Black, White + 1 more color
The Crafty Pad - #104 Something New
Secret Crafter #117 With Love
Corrosive Challenge #99 Lace & Pearls
Scrapbook Sisters #18 Hearts Desire

Copic sketch markers:
Bear: E21, E35, E27, E29, E000, E00, R20
Log: E70, E71, E74, E77, E42, E44, E47
Bunny's E000, E00, R20
Rose & Box: R00, R37, R39, G94, G99, YR000, YR23, YR24
Log and bunnies on stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
Bear were copied on type paper (I first for me), DP Crush Collection by Bo Bunny,
all other came from my stash.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentines Bear

Here we are again with Barbara's Brand New Valentines Bear from Forgotten Scraps. Hope you are getting your now while it is free and hope you are joining us over at Forgotten Scraps for her very 1st challenge. Just a reminder for our 2 blog candy and our 2 free digi's, ending Jan. 31 and we are drawing 2 lucky people on Feb. 1. And there will probably be more surprises by the end of the month, so Keep checking back and spreading the word.

I have entered her at:
Don't forget...Forgotten Scraps Challenge #1
Simon Says Stamp - Sketch Time!!!
Crafty Creations - New Beginnings
Creative Cottage Challenge #30 Something New
Paper Play Challenges 11 Week 2 - Cutie Patootie
Scrap Creations - Love is in the Air
Phindy's Friday #38 Valentines or for a Loved One

Copic sketch markers:
Bear: N1, 110, E00, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39
Other: YR23, Y26, E000, G20, G21, G24, G28, R20, R21, R22, R24
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
Decorative ribbon from Expression's All My Memories, Prima Roses,
DP Susan Winget from K&Company, Stamp from Forgotten Scraps,
lace from my stash.

Princess Tilda

I just got Princess Tilda and just couldn't wait to make a card. (And guess what? It's not pink). This time is was orange and green with a little bit of brown. My favorite things are lace, pearl and of course Magnolia's. Enjoy...

I have entered her at:
Magnolia Down Under #78 Sketch- orange and green
Delicious Doodles - use 3 colors
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Wags 'N' Whiskers #44 With Love
Phindy's Friday #38 Valentines or for a Loved One
Souther Girls #10 Totally Loved Up!!!
Just Magnolia Week 89 My Favourite Things
Magnolia-licious Challenge 1st of New Year

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E57
Clothes: YG93, G94, E000, YG91, E55, E57,E59, E93, E95, E95,
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
DP Rustic Stack by DCWV, Pearls from Stampin-up, Tag from Adage Tickets by Jim Holtz, Buttons and lace from my stash.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Longing Tilda

Once in a while, Barbara and I try to do a card with something the same, but in our own way. Today we are using the same paper, Creative Memories 'Vintage' and Magnolia's Doohickey Tag. That's all we had to work with....Here is my Longing Tilda all ready for Valentines. Be sure to click on the file folder 'partners in crime' and check out Barbara's card. Enjoy..... For this challenge I have used up some old lace, ribbon, and the sweetheart vellum.

I have entered her at:
Totally Tilda Challenge, Roses & Ribbon for Tilda
Sassy Studio Designs, Dare to be Sassy Thur. #55
Dutch Dare #95 Jan 13 All Stitched Up!

Copic sketch markers:
Face: Eooo, Eoo, E11, R20
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Other: R000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
DP Vintage from Creative Memories, Magnolia's Doohickey Tag, All other came from my stash.

Valentines Bear

Here at Forgotten Scraps and Grandma's Pearl we wanted to see what you are doing with the two freebies we have for you, so we are having a Challenge. You will find the challenge over at Forgotten Scraps. Just click on the folder that says 'partners in crime'. Don't forget to download them now because soon they will be gone.... Make a card, anything, as many as you want and join us.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to see both of my cards
Be sure to check the 2nd card for challenges posted

Here is my card...'Valentines Bear'...I am still in the pink and loving every minutes of it. I have all ways had a love for bears...cute bears.... So when Barbara and I were talking, I asked her if she would draw up a bear, doing something or having something with her....this is what she came up with. Don't you just love her? I do! Thank you Barbara, I am so glad you are my daughter! And Thanks to all of you for your support.

I have entered her at:
digistamps4joy #10 Button Up
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge, New Year, Challenge, & Designs
Stamp Something Jan. Digi Day, New
Delicious Doodles #7 New
Karber Weekly Challenge #20 Pearls
Wags 'n' Whiskers, #43 Valentines

Copic sketch markers:
Bear: E000. R000, N1, 110, E41, E42, E43, E44, E49
Other: R81, R83, R85, R89, G21, G24, G94, G99, R0000, E00, E47, E47, RV99
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
DP The Lace & Linen Stack from DVWV, Flower from Elegance Grand Adhesions by K&Company, Ribbon and pearls from Stampin-up, lace and buttons from my stash

I just knew that Barbara could get me to color a monster (on my own! Don't tell her!). She drew up this darling little monster to thank everyone for signing up on her blog this last few days. We had such a great turnout on both of our blogs that we just wanted to say Thank You! This is my idea of her 'Monster Love'.

I have entered him at:
Rainbow Lady's Challenge #134 It's All New to Me
CES Challenges, #18 All Creatures Great & Small
Praire Fairy Friday #43 New Beginnings
Paper-Crafting Journey #1 Let's Get Digital

Copic sketch markers:
Monster: YR0000, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18, E37, E39, R01, R20, R21
Flower: V12, V15, V17, G82, G85, G95
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Design,s
DP The Old World Mat Stack from DCWV, Prima Flower by Prima Marketing,
Love Tags from Adage Ticket by Jim Holtz, Gemstones from Paper Studio, all other came from my stash.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentines Bear Freebie

Thank You, Thank You
The response to our blog candy has out surprised us and although I am only a few away from my goal, I wanted to say
Thank You
Barbara at Forgotten Scraps has graciously drawn up this cute little Valentine Bear for me to share with you. For a limited time only you can down load her here and make some of those February Cards!

Valentines Bear

CLICK HERE to download and leave a comment!
(Updated: Sorry this digi is no longer available for free.)

Now it is just going to be fun to see how high the followers will go.....but wait, there is more.... Stay tuned in for more fun! Keep checking Forgotten Scraps and here at Grandma's Pearl for a really fun event.........
And more.... I am already starting to plan on an extra surprise for the end of the blog candy on Feb. 1.
So mark your calenders, spread the word, download our 2 cute stamps and join the fun and keep joining the blogs.....

Thanks again for all of your support!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fancy Romantic Tilda

Here we are with Fancy Romantic Tilda......It's freezing outside here in Texas ( we finally made it into winter), but I must have spring fever.....It seems that everything is coming up pink! Stay with me a little while longer and I'll promise something else. I love working with lace, pearls, pink and glitter! This one has new buttons and rick rack.

I have entered her at:
The Sweetest Thing, Sweet Sunday Sketch#99
Just Magnolia Anything goes with buttons
Cupcake Craft Challenge #124 Something New
Lexi's Creations #31 Say it with Love
One Stitch At A Time Love & Valentine Challenge #44
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #11
7 Kids College Fund #12 Hot or Cold, You Choose
Papertake Weekly Challenge, Anything Goes :)X

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E41, E42, E43, E44
Clothes: BG10, BG72, BG75, N1, N5, 110
Flowers: R81, R83, R85, R89, G24, G28
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs,
DP Glittered Paper from My Mind's Eye, all other came from my stash.

Clowning Around

Clowning Around by Belles 'N' Whistles is probably just the wait I feel today...Good mood and wanting to wish all of you a very merry day! It feels good to be making cards again. I love Christmas, it's a time for new stuff...which is good! Here is new lace, tags, paper, and charm.

I have entered her at:
Truly Scruptions Challenge #48 Dreaming of Summer Sketch
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes
Fab 'N' Funky Challenge #54 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge Week #113 Card for a Child
Polka Doodles Week 1 A Wish For The New Year
Pollycraft Monday #75 New Things

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E43 E44, E47
Clothes: G21, G24, G28, G94, RV10, RV11, R85, N1, 110
Flower: Y18, Y19, Y26, Y38, Y85, YG13, YG91
Stamped on Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K Designs
DP Susan Winget Feuilles Hojas by K&Company
Wish tag from Adage Tickets by Jim Holtz, All other...laces, ribbons charm came from my stash.

Friday, January 7, 2011

PH Rose

Welcome to Grandma's Pearl
An all new look....

Thanks for stopping by and checking it all out....or be sure to check one of the boxes on top and look at the things that interest you most and maybe leave a comment.
don't forget to look at the blog candy......

Out in front of my house is a rose is just about the only plant I have growing in my yard because I can't grow plants. The roses are beautiful and I have lots of fun taking pictures of them. This was just after a light rain in the spring of 2010 and believe it or not 3 weeks ago the roses were still blooming here in Texas. It has taken me this long to get the picture up and print it out, so it was like it was spring all over again.

I got an Honorable Mention
for this photo at my photo club in Jan. 2011