Category Archives: Sugar Nellie

Three Birthday Cards

June is always a busy month of birthdays for me. Three birthdays three days in a row. I made the cards in May so I wouldn’t be so pressured when the time came. First up is my oldest sisters birthday. I used Saturated Canary “Sisters & Friends” for both of my sisters which I do not see in her shop anymore. ūüė¶

Bev's B'day

Next is sister Deb’s card.

Deb's B'day

Third is my friend Linda. Her card is “Sybil” from Home Grown – Sugar Nellie. For some reason the minute I saw this image years ago I thought of Linda. So years later I finally make it for her.

Linda's B'day

Thanks for stopping and visiting with me for awhile. As always, thank you for the love you leave!

Have a great week!



Page 9 Book of Favorites

I did another Sugar Nellie, this time it was Summer. I can feel her dress blowing against her legs. Even though she has an umbrella I don’t feel she’s in the rain. Maybe it’s because we’ve had unrelenting sunshine this summer but I thought she should be outside with her umbrella in the hot, hot August day. I just had to make a sunburst background for that unrelenting heat! ūüėČ ¬†You may need your sunglasses. LOL

I’ve had more fun making this book! I have 5 more pages to go and I’m already planning my next book! I can’t decide if I want to just make a guys book or have a co-ed book? Leaning more towards a co-ed book. Also using pattern paper in that book and a little more embellies. On to my stats.

  • Digi: ¬†Summer – Sugar Nellie
  • Die: ¬†Starfish – Marianne Design
  • Copics:
  • Flesh: ¬†E000 E11 E00
  • Hair: ¬†E21 E25 E27
  • Dress: ¬†Y000 Y02 Y06 Y08
  • Umbrella: ¬†BG10 BG11 BG13
  • Ground: ¬†E50 E51 E53
  • Outline: ¬†V000
  • Inks: squeezed lemonade & vintage walnut – DI

Thanks for visiting with me and thank you for your love you leave me!!

No “PEACH” on this page Linda!! LOL


Page 8 of Book of Favorites!

This could so be me when I was a child. My mom was an avid gardener so we always had flowers growing. I fell in love with Melissa from Sugar Nellie the minute I saw her. Of course, she had to be in my book of favorites! !!

Today has been a good day. A GREAT day would be hubby getting a job. He received an email today they had received 172 applications. They had expected 72! It is TOUGH out there in the job market today. Anyway, on to my good day. Last week I had won a Diana Mini camera from Satured Canary’s blog. I received it in the mail today. After my post I’ll go learn how to use it. I also have a Big Train Raspberry Chai addiction. I had run out and re-ordered some yesterday from a company in New Jersey. I was totally SHOCKED when the UPS man pulled up today at 1! I have never gotten it in 24 hours!

Ok, here’s my newest page for my book.


  • Digi: ¬†Melissa – Sugar Nellie
  • Dies: ¬†Vintage Flowers & Leaves – Magnolia
  • Punch: ¬†Frond – MS
  • Copics:
  • Flesh: ¬†E000 E11 E00
  • Hair: ¬†E21 E23 E25 E29
  • Shirt & Shoes: ¬†YR0000 YR000 YR00 YR01
  • Flower: ¬†E25 Y06 Y08 Y17 YG17
  • Pants: ¬†B91 B93 B95
  • Outline: ¬†W00 W0 W01

As always thanks for visiting and also for leaving a little love!


Victoria For My Book Cover

You don’t see me for months and here I am two days in a row! This time with Victoria from Sugar Nellie for my cover image. She’s so sweet you just want to hug her!!! ūüôā

  • Copics:
  • Flesh: ¬†E000 E00
  • Eyes: ¬†E35
  • Lips: ¬†E04
  • Hair: ¬†E000 E50 E51 E53 E57
  • Sunflowers: ¬†E41 E43 E44 Y13 Y35 Y17 YG05
  • Hat & hair ribbons: ¬†YR20 YR21 YR23 YR26
  • Top: ¬†YR0000 YR000 YR00 YR01 YR02 Co
  • Jacket & hat band: ¬†B91 B93 B95
  • Outline: ¬†YR0000 YR000

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me again today! ūüôā



by Myrna

I just love, love, love Nathan from Sugar Nellie. The minute I saw him I knew I had to color him up! He just reminded me so much of Drew when he was little. He was never far from a stuffed animal. LOL! The look of total innocence in his eyes. I don’t know the image just tugged at my heart-strings. So here is my Nathan.

I wanted a very clean card to just show off the image. The paper has very little pattern to it and I thought it was perfect for what I was trying to achieve.

Stats for my card.

  • Stamps: ¬†Nathan – Sugar Nellie Digi/Cherish – Words We Love – Technique Tuesday (Love their stamps)!/Distressed Background – Stampabilities
  • Paper: ¬†Kraft/Assorted from the Rec Room Collection – Chatterbox (Love their paper but I don’t know if they are still in business).
  • Inks: ¬†Aged mahogany – DI sponged all the edges of the Kraft and a little bit of the image paper. It’s such a dark color I didn’t get to carried away with it.
  • Copics
  • Flesh: ¬†E000 E00 E11
  • Hair: ¬†E41 E57 E47
  • Top: ¬†B000 B00 B02 B04
  • Bear: ¬†E50 E51 E53 E11 E13 E15 E18
  • Outline: ¬†C0 C2 C3

I have been wanting to color Nathan up for so long and finally had the time to do it. Thanks for stopping and visiting for a while. Thanks for the encouragement that you leave! It’s always appreciated!

Have a great weekend!




by Myrna Irwin

I have never had ¬†images touch me so much as the Sugar Nellie digis Hope, Faith, Grace, Joy, Verity, Connie and of course Nathan. The pure innocence of their expression. Or maybe their names that give us hope in a troubled time.¬†Or maybe that Nathan reminds me of when Drew was young and innocent and the¬†ugliness of the world hadn’t touched him yet. Or the fact that Hope could be our very own Makayla. This image is her twin. All in our family have looked at the image and immediately said “it could be Makayla”! So of course I had to make her a Birthday card using Hope.

I have done something I rarely do and that is use ribbon, flowers, pearls and made a very girlie card. It seemed so fitting for “Hope”. This card was a sheer joy for me to make I “Hope” some of that rubs off on you too.

For the flower I used crinoline and tulle to make it. I have a whole new-found respect for seamstress’! Every time I thought I had the tulle in the wastebasket there it was on my hand again!!! The tutorial is here. Next time I want to dye it. There wasn’t a Distress Ink to match my aqua.


Digi:  Hope РSugar Nellie

Paper:  Turquoise Mist, Navajo РBazzill/Formal, Snazzy Рfine and dandy РMME

Nesties:  Petite Ovals,Sm РPetite Scalloped Ovals,Lg РSpellbinders

Dies:  Tattered Florals РTim Holtz, med Flower РBeautiful Blooms II #1 РPTI

Punch:  Pine branch РMS

Distress Ink:  Scattered straw

Glimmer Mist:  Iridescent Gold РAlmost next to impossible to see it even in real life!!!!


  • Flesh: ¬†E000 E01 E11 E00
  • Hair: ¬†E50 E51 E53
  • Eyes: ¬†E50 E57 E59
  • Lips: ¬†E00 E15 E08
  • Hair bow, top: ¬†Goo BG11 BG34
  • Trim on top: ¬†Y21 YR23 YR24
  • Outline: ¬†Co C1 C3

Thanks for visiting!