Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

A New Year is upon us. :-) It is a time to rejoice and be grateful for the small things in life- for family and dear friends (furry and human) . It is a time for new beginnings and a time to remember God's promise to us all :-)
"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4

I have taken some time off to be with my family over the Holidays so I haven't posted any of the wonderful cards you have emailed to me. I will start posting tomorrow in the Doodle Diva's Gallery so be sure to pop on over there and take a peek! :-) You will also see some more new Doodles posted. :-)

Hugs to all of you!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Elephant Valentine

This is for my sister Jill, who loves Elephants :-) Isn't he a Cutie?

Problems becoming a follower?

Can anyone answer this question from Tertia, one of our potential followers?
"I have been trying to become a follower several times, but can not see your followers at all and can't seem to get on. Don't know what is wrong?"
Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions for Tertia?
Thanks so much for your help on this problem :-)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Beaver Valentine

This little guy is full of Love! :-)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

200 Followers Today!!! Yippee!

Wow! We reached 200 Followers today!
Thank you all for supporting my little blog in the Universe :-) I have received many emails and comments and your kind words are a real gift!
Your 2 Freebies will be posted on December 25th at 12:01am CST- Christmas Day- My Christmas present for all of you!
Hogs and lots of love,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

300 Followers by January 1st???

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! I have a challenge for you! If you help me get to 300 followers by January 1st - I will post 3 Freebies on that day!! 200 followers and I will post 2 Freebies!!
Hugs to all,

Skating Fun

Monday, December 21, 2009

I Didn't Do It!

For anyone who has a pup in the house, I think you can relate to this one :-)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Princess Kitty

For all of you who love your Kitty, here is one for you :-)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Puppy

Thanks for voting for what you want me to draw next. I see that little children are currently in the lead :-) Here are a couple of images I hope you will enjoy!

Love at First Sight

I remember when my daughters were this age, with their worn out rag doll bunny and fancy tutu :-) I hope you enjoy these drawings as much as I love creating them for all of you :-) Thank you for all of your kind comments. Hugs to you all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy New Year Penguins

Be sure to celebrate the New Year with these Happy little Penguins!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bigsby's Christmas Wish

Twas the Night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Bigsby and the Cookies was the first image I drew when we launched Karen's Doodles so it is only fitting that he is my last Christmas image for this Year. :-) I hope you enjoy him!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baby's First Taste of Snow

By request, a baby's First taste of Snow. :-) If you purchase either of the "Snow Tasting" images, I will send two versions - one with my hand drawn chubby snowflakes and another version without any snowflakes. That way you could add your own embellishments for the snowflakes.

The First Taste of Snow!

When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, there were big fluffy snowflakes floating down - the kind you want to taste on the tip of your tongue :-) Here is a drawing for anyone who loves those fat little snowflakes :-)

Elliot welcomes his new Baby Sister

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! My new image for the day will be a fun one to color, don't you think? This is from my new series of images - Emma and Elliot Bears. Keep coming back for more new drawings of these little cuties!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Crafting Widower

Crafting Widower

 For all of you Ladies who have left your darling kiddos in the hands of Hubbie while you attended a Stamp Camp, a Scrapaway or a convention, I drew this one for you! :-)

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Today I am posting a Mermaid image I drew. She is very fun to color as you will see below :-)
I like to color my images with either colored pencils or water color pencils. For this image I used Prisma Color pencils because of the wide variety of colors available.

I usually start with the lightest colors and then add darker colors for the shadows and details.

To get a watercolor look to my drawing, I dipped a Blending stump into Mineral Spirits and "blended" the colors together. As you know, you can't use water on a digital stamp because the black ink will smear. This is a wonderful solution to artists like me who like to create Digital images but like the look of traditional watercolor painting.

I can thank Dawn - aka Doodle Princess for this suggestion. She has been researching products that work well with Digi- Images. For more info or to ask Dawn a question- go to Doodle Diva's Gallery.

Hugs and have a great day! PS- Tomorrow I'll be posting my "Husband" version of the "Hunting Widow" image - "Crafter's Widower" Heheh I think you will enjoy that one!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I drew this image for my dear friend Dawn - aka Doodle Princess. She told me she LOVES to color trees. Hope you enjoy my "tweet". :-)

Rosie Loves to Dance

Are you ready to Party? Meet Rosie! She's a livin' large kind of Gal - Gray, wrinkled and Gorgeous! Nothings gonna stop her from having FUN! My feet are tappin' already :-) Enjoy!

Monday, November 30, 2009

First Snowfall

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time for the first snowfall to arrive. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snow Angel

Here is another request from one of the convention attendees. A little Snow Angel enjoying the first snowfall. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wishing you all a wonderful day today!

Today is a day to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a day to count the many blessings in our lives and to be grateful. Personally, I feel blessed to have a wonderful family and many friends. During the past month I have met so many incredible women through my new journey into the "Crafting" world. I am very excited about what the future holds for me - to be able to share my drawings with you and make new friendships in the process.

Hugs to all of you :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hunting Widow

For all you hunting widows out there, we know how much you miss your hunters.

Thanksgiving Turkey - Sitting

Here is a request from one of our convention attendees, Darlene. She plans on making napkin rings for Thanksgiving and wanted a Turkey for decoration. Darlene, be sure to send us a picture of your finished project. :-)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Moose with Lights

Here is the Christmas moose, this image was a suggestion from Faith, a convention attendee.

Bigsby Swinging Lights

Here is Bigsby swinging in the Christmas lights. How fun is this image?

Bigsby In Stocking

Here is Bigsby in a stocking, looking cute as can be. Enjoy!

Emma and Snow Scene

Here is Emma, this image includes the tree and snow for a scene. Enjoy!

Emma And Bird

Here is Emma and her little bird. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tree and Snow

This is available in a digital image or a Cling Mounted Foam red rubber stamp.

Tree and Moon

This Tree and moon is available in a digital image or a Cling Mounted red rubber stamp.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bigsby Christmas Cookies

Here is Bigsby, available as a digi image as well as a red rubber stamp. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Santa's List

Looks like Bigsby has been a naughty little mouse!