Friday, August 31, 2012


This past week turned out to be more busy
than I thought it would be.
Peaches are in season, so made a peach pie,
oh so yummy.

No plans for our USA  Labor Day weekend.
My son is helping a friend move,
so that is his big project. Weather is warm
and this is a good thing as my sister's
garden still have tomato's to ripen.

I tried a new card design layout. Kept it
more simple but yet it still holds some
style to the card. Fall is a fun season for
warm and bright colors.

Using Copic pens, Skin E00 E11 & R81,
Hair YR21 E59 & E99,
Angel Wings Y23, Boots E59 E99 & YR21,
Blouse G20 G24 & YG67,
Pants E33 & E27, Straw YR12 & YR21.
Ribbon & CS from SU is Garden Green &
Only Orange.
Papers & Pearls from my stash.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Have fun and stay safe.
Sending prayers to all.
Many thanks for coming by for a visit.

Blessings Doreen

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


This is a fun older image of Tilda.

I used Copic pens, Skin E00 E11 & R81
Hair E27 E42 E49 & E57.
Shoes and Socks YR11 YG67 & G24.
Angel Wings Y32.
Dress YR00 YR16 YR09 & E19.

CS Garden Green & Only Orange from SU.
Flowers WOC.
Fall leaf & berries from JoAnn's.
Paper, ribbon and rhinestones from
my stash.

Entering this card in these two challenges:

Tildas Town ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes

I am seeing that many of the challenges
are featuring Christmas themes.
Guess I had better get out my Christmas
collection of supplies.
Many thanks for coming by to visit me.

Blessings to all.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Back to school is a busy time for
parents. I remember my times with
Jeffrey and his first days of school
each year. Fun memories.

I used Copic pens. Skin is E00 E11 & R81
Hair Y32 & E25 Shirt YR 21 & YR24
Puppy C5 & C9 Boots E19 E35 & E59. 
Overalls Island Indigo  SU ink.

CS is Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple
and So Saffrom, buttons, ribbon,
glitter brads and background papers
all from SU.

I am entering this card in
these challenges:

Simon Says Stamps Challenge ~ Back To School
Magnolia-licious Highlites ~ Back To School
Fussy And Fancy Challenge ~ Back To School

Every one have a super great week
and enjoy all your fun card designing times.
I think of you all often, your all very
talented card designers.
Hugs and Blessings To All

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tea Time For Tilda

Hello everyone, I have had a few busy
days the past couple weeks, and have
not been online much.
But I have managed to makes a few cards
along the way.

There is nothing more fun than to have
friends over for some tea and treats.

I used Copic pens for my colors. Flowers
from WOC. Ribbon, charms and papers
from my stash.
I use a stick pin and added a couple beads
to add some fun colors.
Close To Cocoa and Pretty In Pink CS
from SU.

Challenges I am entering this card in:

Bearly Mine Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Divas By Design ~ Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Tammy Scrappin Corner ~ Anything Goes

I am not really ready for summer to end,
but I do love the fall season. I have been
working on some fall themed cards,
which I will feature soon on my blog.

Have a fun and safe weekend.
Blessings To All

Friday, August 17, 2012

Indian Tilda ~ Fall Theme

Hi everyone, wow it has been HOT
here, triple digets. So glad it is
suppose to cool down this weekend.
I have been going through my stamps
for Harvest and Thanksgiving themes etc.
Gathering fall embellishments, ribbons,
CS and BG papers etc.

I do not do Halloween cards.

I Love doing fall themed cards.

I have had this image for some tine now.
A friend gave me copies of the image a
couple yrs. ago.

I used Copic pens , Skin E01 E11 & R83,
Hair C00 C3 C5 & C9
Headband, dress and shoes B00 B05
Y38 E97 & E99
SU CS is Only Orange & Tempting Turquoise.

Flowers from WOC, ribbon and rhinestones
from my stash.

Challenges I am entering this card in:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers ~ Fall Theme
Oozak ~ Fall Theme

Have a great weekend. And be safe.
Blessings to all.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunflower Tilda

Fall is coming and the sunflowers are
in bloom. Tilda is enjoying her Sunflower.
Copic colors are.... Skin E01 E11 &R83 
Hair E43 E39 & E42  Shoes E35 & E37 
Socks R22 & R37 
Sunflower E37 Y19 & G94 
Dress R22 R24 & R37

SU cardstock is Ruby Red,
Old Olive & More Mustard
SU ribbon in Old Olive. 
Stick pin and flowers from WOC.
Sunflower and butterfly from K&Company.

The Sunflower has a neat history.
It was mainly produced by our
Native Americans for food and
medical purposes.

When travelors came from
Europe and other areas it is found
that Russia took on the farming of
this plant for its oil.

Even today many acres of sunflowers
are harvested for its oil properties.
Native Americans used the sunflower
to thicken stews made over the fire pit.
We enjoy the yummy taste of sunflower
seeds as a healthy snack.

Have a great day everyone,
sending hugs to all
Blessings Doreen

Monday, August 13, 2012

Red & Purple For Tilda

Good morning everyone, this was a fun
card to design.
It is a tri fold card.  I chose red and purple
to be my main colors. This is when the card
is closed, I used a purple paper clip.
Now this is when the card is open.

The CS is Real Red and Eggplant Envy with the ribbon Real Red from SU. Bows from
my stash. Tilda is colored with Copic pens.
Skin is E01 E11 & R83 Hair is E19 E97 & YR21
Socks and shoes BV00 BV08 & V17
Dress is R43 & R46.

It took me all afternoon to do this
card as I had a hard time deciding what to
put where...LOL  Hope you like my fun card.

It is hot here in my part of the world, last
night at 8pm it was still 90*
But only suppose to be 86 today. This is
good weather to rippen our tomato's 
and other veggies in my sister's garden.

Have a great day and enjoy some fun time
to design a card. Think of you all often.
Love all your outstanding cards.
Blessings to all, Doreen

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Best Wishes At The Beach

Greetings everyone.
This SU card is featuring the colors of 
ink pens, cardstock and background
papers in Bashful Blue, So Saffron
and Very Vanilla.
Ribbon is also Bashful Blue. Gold pearls
from my stash.

Living only an hour or so from the beach,
I love to do sea shore cards all year, no
matter what the season. I have even been
at the beach when it snowed.

This is an oldie but much loved goodie
set I have kept and still enjoy using. I
have several older sets I still use a lot.

Have a good weekend everyone and be safe.
Blessings to all

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tilda ~ Fun Friends

This Fun Friends card was fun to design.
I used Copic pens for my coloring.
Flowers from WOC, Brad, pearls, ribbon and bg paper from my stash.
Old Olive cs from SU. Leaf punch from MS.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

365 Cards ~ Imagine This BRIGHT
Always Crafting ~ Bright Colors
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge ~ Friends

This week is much cooler than last week.
And we are enjoying nice fresh veggies
from my sister's garden. Nothing like home
grown tomato's. Lettuce and zucchini too.

I wish you all a great weekend. And hope
you all get some time to design some cards
with your favorite colors.

Many thanks for coming by and leaving
wonderful encoragements, they mean
a lot to me.
Blessings to all, Doreen

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tilda ~ Have A Great Day

I thought I would try a new color combo
for me, the black with yellow
and light gold.

Black & Yoyo Yellow cs from SU, leaf
punch MS, Flowers from WOC, ribbon
and pearls from my stash.

I have a family reunion on Aug 26th and
thinking of taking some of my cards
to show off...  ;-)

Hope this finds everyone doing well.
I think of you all often and keep you
in my prayers.

Have a fun card designing day and
many thanks for coming by for a visit.
Blessings to all.

SU Challenge 185 ~ Best Of Cluck

I made this card for the SU Challenge 185.
I did not have any animals but then I found this Chicken set that I had forgotten about.
It was fun to use it again.
It is an oldie but fun goodie image, called Best Of Cluck.
I used ink pen colors of Only Orange, Ruby Red, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.
CS in Garden Green, So Saffron and Ruby Red colors.
I did not have a designer paper to use that fit the theme, so I used the chick peep stamp from this set on the So Saffron with Certainly Celery ink.
SU So Saffron Ribbon, Flowers from Wild Orchind Crafts, with buttons and mustard twine from my stash.

Many thanks for coming by and leaving some enouraging words.

Blessings to all, Doreen

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tilda Watering Watermelons

Yeah for Watermelons, Tilda is watering and taking care of her watermelon patch.
I had some watermelon tonight and it was sooooo... good. Yummy fruit for sure.

I used some SU Crystal Effects on the watermelon to give a wet looking finish. Cannot see it on the photo. Flowers are from WOC. Real Red & Garden Green cs from SU. Ribbon, bgp and red pearls from my stash.

Copic colors are, Skin E01 E11 & R81,
Hair E39 E97 Y06 Y23 & Y38.
Dress R02 R12 & R22, Socks Y11, Shoes G14 & G21 Shovel C3.
Water can R24 R35 & R37, Flowers in Hair R24.

I live outside the Portland Oregon area and we have been hit with a heat wave. It is hot and muggy.
I took my fan to my hobby room and managed to make some more cards.
Too hot to cook so my son and I  had tuna sandwiches, ice water and of course watermelon.

Hope your all doing well and not sufferin in the heat.
Many thanks for coming by to share encouragements with me.
Blessings to all

For You ~ Sea Life Smiles

Greetings everyone, I found this oldie but still fun set of smiles.
Being summer and all, this is a fun card for going to the ocean.
I used Ballet Blue cs and ribbon. Real Red bgp.
Stipple brushed the image panel with real red, star fish are Cameo Coral and the crab is Barely Banana. Sea horse charm and pearls from my stash.

This weekend was a hot weather time for us in NW Oregon. 104 on Sat and 94 yesterday.
I am so thankful it is only in 80's today. I get headaches in the heat. But feeling better now.

I am enjoying working on some fun SU cards.
I wish you all a great fun day.
Blessings to all

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tilda ~ Pretty Butterflies

Tilda with pretty butterflies. Her penant showing off her butterflies and she enjoys watching them.

Tilda I used Copic pens, Skin E01, E11 & R81. Hair E33 & E39. Blouse and socks Y000 Y06 & Y11. Pants BV00 & V15.
Tempting Turquoise cs SU, Used Copic air brush on stentiment.
Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant colors for added cs SU.
Pearl, beads, green/white twine & safety pin from my stash.
Leaf pumch MS and flowers WOC.

Hope everyone is doing well. Our weather turned hot, 104 in my corner of the NW Oregon. But tomorrow much cooler.
I had a great day at the beach last Thurs. It was sunny with some clouds and a gentle breeze. We had a picnic lunch and played a couple rounds of yatzee. It was so good to smell the ocean breeze and enjoy the waves.

Love all your cards, your all a great inspiration to me.
Blessings To All, Doreen

Thank You At The Ocean

Most of my SU images are older images, I still enjoy using them.
This card features Brillian Blue cs, Inks used, Hair So Saffron, Dress Regal Rose, Skin Blush Blossom, Water & BGP Bashful Blue and ribbon Bashful Blue.

This card was fun to design and reminds me of my times at the beach enjoying ocean breezes and gentle waves.

Have fun making cards.
Blessings To All, Doreen