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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Isaiah

Now on Etsy: Big brother Isaiah reading to the baby.

Eli

Now on Etsy: Eli and Butch going for a drive.

Anthony

Now on Etsy - for the boys.

Grimm Red

Now on Etsy: a 'grimmer' red riding hood for the crafters who thought my first one was too cutsy :) Probably on the challenging side to color!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fairy Two




Now on Etsy -- another slightly chubby fairy.

The Tramp

Now on Etsy . . . for your more masculine card making needs

Ninna

Now on Etsy -- this is Ninna 'flying' in her skates and poncho!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rafe

Now on Etsy: Rafe relaxing on a Christmas ball ornament


Wow -- just WOW! Check out Wendy's Beautiful 'Rafe" card!

to grandmother's house

Now on Etsy: A kinder, gentler Red Riding Hood with her wolf pup :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

trying to read

Now on Etsy -- by suggestion, a wizard!
Here's Jodi's gorgeous Wizard check him out on her site, Inked Inspirations. Love the blue liquor!

the engineer


Now on Etsy: Matthew riding his miniature steam engine. For manly men only!

Darn it! (Those digi images!)

Had to post this gorgeous card by Elaine -- it's one of my favorite images and Elaine's the first one to try it! Also, on her blog Quixotic Cards, in the comments under this post I finally had the opportunity to explain a little about my process -- and why I think illustrations by artists for cards can be much more than just "digis." I must confess, my eyes keep going to the little poll on my sidebar and wishing I could say this to the (five) people who picked "I prefer rubber, thanks!"

teehee! xoMo

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Claire

Now on Etsy - Claire reading Bunnyboo a bedtime story

Bethany

Now on Etsy - Bethany, making the assist! 2nd drawing in the "there was a little girl" collection

Keisha


Now on Etsy - Keisha, flower girl. 1st drawing in the "there was a little girl" collection. Little girls, both sweet and sporty.

after the fall

Now on Etsy. A cautionary tale in two parts.

"After the fall" by Stef Hughes :)

it's all in the accessories


. . . just ask Spike. Now on Etsy.



And here's "Spike" by Elaine Hughes and "Aye Chihuahua" by Lelia Pierce :) Click on the pics to go to their blogs for a closer look!

before the fall

Now on Etsy. Humpty Dumpty -- for your less feminine crafting needs. :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Soaking up the Joy

Now on Etsy "Soaking up the Joy" Sorry if you missed this as a free image, but I'll offer another freebie soon. :)
Here's Rachel's gorgeous card using this image. Go to her website Paper crafts by Rach where she's got a copic demo for this illustration.

Harvest Dance Winners!!

The Harvest Hat has tipped out three names as winners of one free illustration from my Etsy store!! Congratulations to the three winners (who should email me with the name of the image they want.)

Micki at Artful Xpressions
Jackie at Hybrid Honey
Kirby at KrB's Korner

Also, I decided that everyone who entered will get the Harvest Dance illustration because this was just so much fun! So check your mailboxes later today.

I do hope every one of you will show me what you can do with this illustration so we can post them all here!

xoMo

Friday, July 24, 2009

Paper Piecing with Digital Stamps

Yes it's possible!

The awesome Karen Witter at KrB's Korner has done some experimenting which resulted in a GORGEOUS job paper piecing Mummu!! Check out her site for the big picture!

Mummu's Bike


Now on Etsy: Mummu again -- riding her bike. Suggested by Jami before she knew how much I try to avoid drawing bikes, lol.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fairy


Now on Etsy. I think she speaks for herself.

And she really speaks now . . . LOL, absolutely love this card by Jean Fay!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harvest Dance

It's the wee folk in their harvest dance. I was on the fence about presenting this one -- it looks a little challenging to color, but thought maybe someone might like it. I do! :)

Mummu and Virginia


Brand new on Etsy: Mummu teaching Virginia to knit. Sepia ink.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bunch of Babies

New on Etsy: A "bunch of babies". I'm offering these individually ($3 each) or the whole bunch for $10. That's only two dollars an illustration. These are all card-sized (around 4" square) but of course can be resized on your computer -- one of the joys of digital stamping. Also, the babies come with a "gift bow" to color, cut out and stick on bald heads or tummies or bums -- if you feel inclined!

Monday, July 20, 2009

A post without a picture!!

Couple of things I wanted to tell all you guys (besides how much I love you, teehee!)

First, I hope you understand I don't know what I'm doing . . . but I have blundered my way into SNR (The Card Universe) and put up a "group" of which I am currently my only member -- except for Anne House, who you may know is the creator of the network. So anyone who is a member of SNR and would like to join me consider yourselves invited!! (right now my group page is very echoey.) Here's the address: http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/group/mosdigitalpencil Maybe I'll have contests or something? Or occasionally a exclusive free image?? hmm.

Second, Randa Clay of Doodle Beans Digital Stamps (has sweetly put up an interview with me on her design site at: http://randaclay.com/inspiration/interview-childrens-book-illustrator-maurie-manning/ Take a peek at if you ever wanted to know random facts about how I started illustrating :)

xoMo

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Kai


Also now on Etsy: little Kai, playing in the leaves, wearing her pumpkin sweater!

Check out Stamp Happy, where Jami has more info about how she created this gorgeous card.

the big one

. . . it's always got to be the big one. Now on Etsy:

I probably shouldn't beat Peggy to the punch on this -- but I had to post her card right away I love it so much! Can't you just feel the punkin' pickin' day -- how it starts out all chilly but then the sun comes out and sweaters come off? She captured the feeling of autumn perfectly with this card!

darn it!

New on Etsy -- Pio sewing his pants.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I've been beary busy!

New Saturday on Etsy, a set of six card sized bears in "beary silly" poses. If anyone would like to buy individual stamps, let me know and I'll put another listing up -- one pose for $3.00 -- see, all six is a deal! :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Feels Ill


Poor Harry . . . .
(Archie's get well card says "Feel Better Harry! Frum your chum, Archie")

Patrick in the Pumpkins

My nephew in the pumpkins. Everyone's got to take a picture of their bald baby in the pumpkins
Look what Jane Wetzel did! Can you believe it's her first time using a digistamp? Sooo Adorable! Click to go to Jane's blog to see more!

Tea with Harry

My latest . . . Harry (the pig) is sharing tea with Archie (the mouse). Was feeling a little chilly this morning so wanted to draw something cozy. I hope you like it!

Dani and friends








Inspired by my own daughter and the fun she and her friends have with their mini skirts and their leggings and their bangles and their big huge boots. Set includes all three card-sized images for $6.
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Here's "Dani and Taylor" and "Rae" by Lorraine at Coldwaters 2













. . .and here's Jordan, by Dierdre McCarthy




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bat Cat




You'll never guess who is behind the mask . . .
Look at these adorable cards by Lelia and Peggy!