Punk Ellie

Valerie here today, and I have a completely different one for you! 
I’m using the fun & spunky Punk Ellie; isn’t she so precious?! 
This is a smaller card, than I’m used to using for my Paper Nest Dolls cards, an A2, but it worked out perfectly for all the floating hearts.

You can find many more images of this fun card, and supplies I used, on my blog, ValByDesign.

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Crafting!


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Love Bubbles

Hi Crafters! It’s Valerie here today! It’s almost Valentines Day, and I have a Valentine’s Day card showcasing the adorable image, Love Bubbles.

I have more images, and all the supplies listed over on my blog, ValByDesign.

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Scrapping!

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TGIF! Hi everyone, it’s Valerie on the blog today, and hope you all survived the frigid weather most of us had this week in the States here! Brrrr! I don’t know about you, but -50 degrees here in Chicago was a tad too chilly for my bones!

Today I’m featuring the lovely Aristocrat Emma on a card that obviously showcases my desire for Spring to arrive ๐Ÿ˜‰

There are more images and a supply list over on my blog, ValByDesign. I’d LOVE it if you swung by and left me a Comment!

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Crafting! xo

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Get Ready for Some “Spookiness” with Warlock Owen!

Hi, and it's Valerie here again! I just LOVE working with the Owen images; I don't know if it's because I have 3 sons, or because I have 4 brothers, but for whatever reason it is, this little guy always warms my heart.

Today, Owen is a Warlock, and he's busy stirring his brew, and getting ready for Halloween!

I made a 6″x6″ card, but after adding all the embellies (you can find details on my blog, ValByDesign) onto it, it got a bit wider ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

All the details, Copic colors, and products are shown on my blog.
Have a great Saturday (and Sunday!), and and Happy Scrapping!

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Let’s go to the Pumpkin Patch with Emma!

Valerie here, today, and I was thrilled to use this stamp! Fall is my FAVORITE time of year, so when I saw this stamp it warmed my heart immediately ๐Ÿ™‚

The stamp used on today's project is Pumpkin Patch Emma
Isn't she jusT adorable?!
My card is 6″x6″, and I used Graphic 45's French Country collection

I have a full list of Copics and supplies listed on my blog.
Take care, and have a wonderful weekend!

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Miss You Owen

Hi Dolls Friends!

It’s Valerie here today, and my card today is perfect for a little boy who wants to send a card to someone he’s missing. I used the Miss You Owen image on this tri-fold card that when folded up ends up being 5 1/2″ wide by 6″ high. I used Copic markers to color him in.

If you’re curious about which Copic colors I used and the die cuts for the “hi dad!” letters, you can find the info on my blog.
Have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll see you tomorrow with our awesome Christmas in July Blog Hop!!

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Make a Fun Page Layout with Several Doll Images!

Hello Crafters!

It’s Valerie here today, and I’d like to show you how fun it is to create a scene with several of the adorable images that we carry. When I work with the PND images, I always see my own kids in them, from yesterday and today.

I have SOOOO many beach pics, and how many times can you scrapbook a pile of pics from a beach day? So, I took 3 of the beach images, Bikini Ellie, Boogie Board Owen, and Sandcastle Owen, and created a fun little beach scene; and of course, the images represent my 4 kids: Alicia (15), Nathan (13), and my twins, Connor & Derek (11).

– I mirrored the Boogie Board Owen image on the second one I printed
– I printed Sandcastle Owen 3 times so I’d have extra castles, flags, & starfish to play with on my layout
If you’re curious what my munckins look like, it’s funny, because they look like these PND images! If you’re really curious, head over to my blog to see a photo of all 4 of them; you’ll see – it’s weird how closely these images resemble my kids. lol!
Have a great day, and have fun looking through all the fun stamps images to see which ones you can you for your kids!
Valerie ๐Ÿ™‚

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The {adorable!} Police Officer Owen

TGIF! Yay! Valerie here today, and with me I have Police Officer Owen and his adorable furry little sidekick who are stopping by to say “Hello” & “Have a great weekend!”…

I colored the image with my Copic Sketch markers, and I created the 6″ x 6″ card with the Swagger paper line from Fancy Pants Designs.

{ You can find this stamp image here }
Have a great day, and a wonderful weekend!
Valerie ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tea Time Avery & Queen Ellie

Hi Fellow Crafters! It’s Valerie here from ValByDesign, and I have 2 really awesome cards today that will complete my set of the Wonderland Collection.

The first image is Tea Time Avery 

I colored each image with Copics, and placed each on a 6″ x 6″ card
And the second  image is Queen Ellie

And here are my 4 renditions of the adorable Wonderland Collection:
Queen Ellie
Hatter Owen
 Tea Time Avery
Emma Rabbit
I have more images, along with the Copics used on these cards, and all the supplies are listed also, on my BLOG;  head on over for a looksie!
One last thing: I’m SUPER-DUPER excited because today I will be at my first Copic Certification class! And tomorrow I’m taking the Advanced Certification class! Hopefully when I return, I’ll be able to share some awesome Copic tips with all of you!
Happy cards making, and Copic coloring, my crafting friends!

Valerie ๐Ÿ™‚

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Would You Like a Little MORE Tea?

Hi there! It’s Valerie here today, and I am SO excited to be sharing the second 2 images in the just-released, REALLY special, new collection, Wonderland.

I LOOOVED these 2 images immediately when I saw them: the Mad Hatter and Emma Rabbit; could you possibly think of anything cuter?!

I created 2 cards; both are 6″x6″, and colored with Copic Sketch markers. For both projects, I used 6″x6″ paper pads from My Mind’s Eye.

OK, ready?! Drumroll please!….

We have the Mad Hatter:

And Emma Rabbit:

Thank you so much for joining us on our Wonderland Collection New Release Days, and we’ll be back tomorrow with the final new Wonderland release!
You can find more images, including the insides of these cards, on my blog here.
Thanks again!

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