Friday, February 26, 2010

Got the blues?

On Tuesday night, I was playing with this lovely Tilda--I hadn't colored her ever though I'd had her for a while. And she's such a cutie! But I was to find out that she was a bit demanding . . .

"Why did you color me? Why am just laying here on your desk? What are you going to do with me?" I heard her questions all morning and afternoon on Wednesday. She was adorable--I had tried for a summer-looking gauzy feel to her dress--you know the kind that has been washed and is so soft and faded that it's 'almost' white, but still has a hint of the original color? And I was happy with my effort.

Little Red-Head was undaunted, though, and by Wednesday night, I had to cut her out. She lay on my craft table, giving me 'the look'--"Well, now what?"

So I pulled out some of my favorite paper--the BoBunny dots--and set to work on Thursday afternoon. Mind you, I had every intention of cleaning the house, as we are having company for the weekend--but I felt the constant chatter out of Little Red-Head might keep our guests awake. I cut the center circle with my Nestabilities die, and punched the lace strip--and a few hours later, she was happily nestled in with some crocheted flowers.

I imagine I'll hear from her a time or two yet--we haven't agreed whether she's going to be a birthday card or a thinking of your card, or what. For now, though, we are BOTH happy!

Supplies: Paper--GP (white), BoBunny (Dark Denim Dot), green scraps for leaves; punches--Martha Stewart, and unknown large leaf punch; pearls--Crystal Stickers; Nestabilities (large circle); Magnolia--Striped Tights (Magnolia-licious); hand crocheted flowers by me. Copic markers as shown, except for hair colors--I honestly don't remember all the ones I used.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Christmas All Year Long--February

Welcome back! It's time for the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop once again, and I'm so glad you stopped by! There will be many many beautiful cards along the way.

Thanks to Julie for heading up the Christmas All Year Round blog hop, to Deb who runs our Yahoo Magnolia-licious group, and especially to Diana and her Magnolia-licious store, all they do for us! If you want to start at the very beginning of the Blog Hop, click here.

My Tilda with Candy Cane was the first Tilda I got for myself, and has been my favorite. My background was made using the Scallop Trim border and corner punches from Stampin' Up! There's a little bit of a learning curve to using them, but if you do a search on SplitCoastStampers, you'll find lots of help figuring them out.

My ribbon panel through the center is actually 3 separate ribbons, layered onto another punched strip. And topping that off is the Nestabilities large oval and large scalloped oval.

You can't see the glitter as well, but I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to doodle the snowflakes, outline the center of the oval, and highlight the bow on Tilda's candy cane.

This is the inside panel. Decorating the inside is a little new to me, but I'm starting to really love the cards done that way. They just have a more 'finished' feel.

Supplies: Cardstock--Prism (dark green) and GP (white); Design Paper--Figgy Puddy by Basic Grey; Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scallop Trim border and corner punches (Stampin' Up!); Ribbon--Light Green (SU!) and Moss dot (Joann's); Stamps--Tilda with Candy Cane (Magnolia) and Studio G (sentiments); Gelly Roll Stardust Pen (Sakura); Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); and Copic markers (as shown below):

Thanks again for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment for me--I love reading them.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is the very talented Glenda Mollet, and I just know you're going to love her card! Enjoy the rest of the Hop!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spring Tilda has a Birthday!

My little cousin, Molly, has a birthday this weekend, and even though she'll get her card a bit late, I wanted to make it special. She and her sister are such great kids, and I don't get to see them nearly often enough!

Since Molly has black hair--I had to attempt that for the first time. I'm pretty pleased the way this little Spring Tilda came out.

I added a little bit of bling with Stickles, and then perched her on top of the packages with dimensionals. The packages on the left side are also raised up--but I don't think it shows well on the picture.
Supplies: Paper--GP (white), DCWV (Nana's Nursery); Stamps--Spring Tilda (Magnolia), Packages (Stamps by Judith); buttons (Joann Fabrics); Stickles (Stardust); and Copic Markers (as shown below).

Little Molly shares a birthday with her daddy, so I had a second card to make. This golfer bear was the first image I colored when I got my Copics. Unfortunately, I didn't even think to write down the colors I used. The stamp is from Darcie's Country Folk, and the papers are GP and DCWV. The inside says: Hope your birthday is filled with birdies and so much more!

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think of these!
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Gone missing? Nah!

I've just been busy with my embroidery business the past couple weeks! It's been crazy--between stitching and basketball games, there hasn't been time to do much else. I've promised myself some creative time today though--my Valentine to myself!--so hopefully I'll have some new cards to post soon! ESPECIALLY since I got 3 new Magnolia images in the mail yesterday! YAY!

Watch for a new card in the next few days--I promise!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Touch of Spring

I don't know about you, but I need a little bit of SPRINGTIME! I don't care what Mr. Groundhog says, I need some sun, and some flowers, and some birds singing. We have several feeders in our back yard, and have some beautiful cardinals we're feeding. So I thought I'd pull out a stamp I bought this past summer and hadn't had a chance to use yet.
This lovely little birdhouse collection is just perfect for a 'thinking of you' or a birthday card--and it was such fun to color! Seriously, the thing that took the longest was deciding what colors to make the birdhouses! The sentiment around the outside says "Hope your days are happy & life is good & all is well in your neighborhood."
Supplies: Stamp--Art Impressions (M-3312); Paper--Prism (light blue and pale yellow) cardstock, and GP (white); blue gingham paper by Daisy D's; Nestabilities square die; ribbon from Ellen Hutson; dimensionals by Scrapbook Adhesives; and Copic markers as shown below:

Hope you are having a wonderful week!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You 'Teal' My Heart!

I went shopping yesterday and got some beautiful stamps for Easter--a set from Inkadinkado that includes the classic 'praying hands' image. YAY! I've been looking for it for months, and even though this one is a little bit smaller than the one I originally wanted, I'm SO happy to have found it.

Now I just need to figure out which Maggies I want to get next, and get my order in to Diana at Magnolia-licious! So many to choose from! And to start the planning on my next "Christmas All Year Long" card for the blog hop this month. Check out the January cards at Christmas All Year Long.

Just a quick Valentine today--clean and simple! Bright and cheery colors on such a dreary day in NW Ohio . . .

The background is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, with the panel reversed so the dots go to the back instead of sticking out front. The sentiment panel is shown below the card--I outlined it with a text box outline, then edged the cut edge with my BG13 marker.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like!

Supplies: Cardstock--GP white, Prism black, and DCWV salmon pink; dotted paper by Doodlebug Design (1826 swimming pool swiss dot); Ribbon--Offray black; Stamp--Valentine Tilda (Magnolia-licious); Heart punch by SU!; corner round punch by EK Success; inside sentiment computer generated (font--St. Nicholas); and Copic markers as shown below.

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