Monday, January 25, 2010

Christmas All Year Long--January

Welcome! If you're following along on the Christmas All Year Long blog hop, you've landed in the right place. If not--why not follow along for a bit? You might just find yourself falling in love with the Magnolia kids--just as we all did!

First, though--many thanks to Julie for organizing the whole blog hop, and to Diana and Deb for all they do for us! Now--on to my card . . .

I hadn't had a chance to use this lovely little Tilda (#300, Tilda with Hood), but she seemed like she was out and about on her Christmas errands, and I had this lovely church scene that I'd never quite been able to color to my satisfaction. Thank goodness I've found Copic markers--because I'm very happy with this try! And once it was colored, I had to wait a little bit before Tilda told me what color her coat was. I said blue--she said no--so I continued making my card and added the background paper. That's when she said she wanted a pretty purple coat with FUR. So, between the glitter pen for her coat and the stars, real glitter for the trees, and the FlowerSoft for her hood and more of the snow--I had made a pretty good mess of my craft room! LOL!

The sentiment is popped up on a couple of thin (1/8") dimensionals, to provide the stopper for my easel card. So easy, and such a nice size (my panels are 5-1/2" square) to work with! I tried to take a picture to best show the glitter and FlowerSoft, so I hope you can see it well.

I'd love to hear what you think of her--so please leave a comment!

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop! Next up is Jenn Koss at .

Supplies: Papers--Georgia Pacific (white), Reminisce (Arctic Argyle), Renae Lindgren for Creative Imaginations (#2860 Snowflake), and Bazzill (navy blue); Stamps--Tilda with Hood (Magnolia), church scene and sentiment (unmounted and unknown); FlowerSoft Polar White; Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen; Art Institute Glitter (Winter Scene collection); Scrapbook Adhesives dimensionals; and Copic markers as shown below:

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Sparkling Valentine

Finally--I have achieved red hair! YAY! Thanks for all the wonderful help you all have given me, listing tutorials and blogs, and your favorite Copic colors for red hair! We were in Columbus, OH, over the weekend, and I persuaded (translation--begged) hubby to stop at the Dick Blick art supply store there, "just for a few things". Eight markers later . . .

But, I did get the colors that helped me color red hair that I was happy with--YR21 and E97 and E99. Those seemed to be the missing parts of the puzzle for me. I nearly squealed with delight when I got this little gal done last night!

I had originally stamped the hearts on the embossed white cardstock, but it all looked rather bland--so out came the Stickles and I was a happy camper. This is my card for our monthly Card Club, and she'll go in the mail with my card kits to my gals in Georgia. Sure hope they like it! The inside is stamped with a simple heart and "Happy Valentine's Day".
Let me know what you think of her! Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Cardstock--Georgia-Pacific (white), Prism (red); Ribbon--Offray DS Satin; Charm--unknown; Embossing folder--Sizzix; Stickles--Candy Cane; Punch--Martha Stewart; Stamp--Valentine Tilda from Magnolia, and Studio G clear stamps on the inside; Copic markers as shown below:

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

If Friends Were Flowers

Good evening! This little lady gave me a few fits--I kept trying to make her a redhead, and it just wasn't working. But she likes having light brown hair, evidently! Then she didn't like the color of her dress . . . until I tried the lavender shades. Finally she was happy, I was happy--and the card was finished except the sentiment. I'm not sure if I'll use it as a birthday card or a 'thinking of you' card, so I'll save adding that for when I send it.

Other than the odd disagreement on color, though, I'm loving my Magnolia stamps and my Copic markers! I tend to be a bit OCD on coloring things, and these markers--even though there is a little bit of a learning curve on them--are making me VERY happy when I'm coloring!

Enjoy the card--and please leave a comment and tell me what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Georgia-Pacific (white), Bazzill (green) and DCWV (purple) cardstock; Robin's Nest Dew Drops (clear); SU! ticket corner punch; stamps--Magnolia, and Stamps by Judith; Scrapbook Adhesives foam square dimensionals; and Copic markers as shown below:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Heart is Happy

I love love love this little Valentine Tilda! She made me smile from the moment I first opened her package. Coloring her, though--well, I'm awfully glad I watched the tutorial on the Magnolia-licious site--the one of coloring the red raincoat. It made this much easier since I knew which reds to use and how to use them. Finding papers to use with her, though, were a bit more of a challenge, as 'shabby chic' really isn't something I do very often, and yet that seemed to be what she was asking for.

But here she is, ready to be sent off for Valentine's Day, if I can bear to part with her! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Supply list: Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); DP--K&Company Classic K McKenna; Crystal Stickers Pearls; 5/8" Antique White ribbon (Offray); Nestabilities Large Ovals (Spellbinders); Valentine sentiment by Studio G; Copic markers as shown below.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Silent Night Tilda

I got my new stamps from Magnolia-licious the other day, and the same day's mail brought my new Copics from Oozak! Happy dance! Of course, no housework got done that afternoon, and since we were snowed it--it was the perfect time to work on this month's Christmas card for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group.

I've never made an easel card before--but it was so easy! The only hard part was figuring out my embellies so it would stand and look the way I wanted it to. There will definitely be a couple more made like this one--at least until my DP like this runs out!

Supplies are listed below, along with the Copic colors I used.

I'd love to know what you think of it--please leave me a comment!

Supplies: Copic markers (as shown above); Prism cardstock in white, dark red, dark green, and vanilla; DP--Candy Cane Lane * Ice Capades by Imaginisce; Beckett Expression Iceberg White cardstock for the image; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Sakura Gelly Roll sparkle pen; and Crystal Stickers Pearls.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Thank-You

I wasn't going to put another card up today, but as I was cleaning up my mess (I'm awfully good at making those!), I thought I'd share it with you anyway.

I belong to a card-making club that is based just south of Atlanta, GA. I say based--but truth be told, everyone that is in the club lives down there EXCEPT me. I was there for the first gathering, and then again last spring. Each month, everyone designs just one card, and makes up kits for each of the rest to make that card. I send mine down there about a week ahead of time. When the day is down, each has 8 different cards--their own, plus 7 more; and they mail the kits back to me. I wish I could be with them more, but this is great fun when I get a big envelope full of card kits!

This simple little winter card is what I'm sending down for next weekend when they get together. I used it as a thank you note, but it could easily be a thinking of you, or birthday, or whatever. I don't know the maker of the stamp--it was unmounted long ago--but it was colored with Copic markers (C0, YR04, B21, B23), and highlighted with a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen. The edge punch is EK Success.

Back to cleaning . . .
Happy New Year! After being inspired by so many wonderful cardmakers' blogs, I'm finally starting my own. What a great way to share what we're all working on!

This winter, I was so inspired by Diana Crick (Score-Pal and Magnolia-licious) and a card that she had made for CardMaker Magazine, I just had to try out my own take on it. When I looked at my stash--I had the paper, the punch--everything but the Magnoila stamp! And that's where it started--ordering my first 2 Magnolias. Diana--here is my take on your card--and I hope I did it justice!

I don't have a full supply list, but used BoBunny paper, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Nestabilities dies, and Prismacolor pencils (with OMS).

I have quite a few more cards to show you--let me know what you think!