Friday, March 30, 2012

Thank You Mindy

Happy Saturday!

I can't believe today is the last day of March! My husband and I will be visiting my son and our wonderful daughter-in-law in Florida after Easter. I am so looking forward to the trip.

I want to thank Mindy for this adorable stamp. I got it Thursday in the mail. I worked on this card Thursday night until about 11:45pm. I was determined to finish it. Boy was I tired at work yesterday. The part that took me the longest was deciding on the color scheme. I think I tried 3 or 4 different colors before I was happy with the look. Below is what I used to create this card.

Magnolia stamp
Copic Markers
Buttons, flower, lace
Distress Ink
Various paper- The shimmery crinkle paper is from my friend Kerry (she brought it back from Hong Kong). Love it!
Memory Box die - Tessatina Border

Here is a close up:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias - Week #4 Sketch
SimonsSays Stamps -Anything Goes
Just Magnolia -Week 150 Springtime

Sweet Easter Treats


Did everyone have a good week? I was very excited today I sold my first two cards! What I found interesting is no one realizes until I tell them that I color the images. One woman this week said oh I thought it was a sticker; now I am impressed. This person surprised me because she is a graphic designer and she does a lot of artsy projects.

I did up some simple candy holders. They are little match books and you place a small bag of candy inside. I put a bag of Cadbury eggs in the purple one as a sample. The little holders make great table favors for the holidays or I made them for my son's wedding.

Here is what I used:
Mini Magnolia Stamps - egg, bumble bee, & bunny
Various Spellbinders
Copic Markers
Distress Ink
Various paper and ribbon from my stash

I am entering them in the Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge -SPRING theme!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rose Scent Tilda

Happy Monday!

I can't believe March is almost over! Well Mother Nature has had the last laugh. Tonight below 20 degrees; last week we were in the 80's. Oh well that is New England for you.

I have a funny story. I got together with my scrap friends this weekend and one of them brought a couple of Magnolia stamps. I saw Rose Scent Tilda and said I love her and I need to get her. Well guess what? I had her. Obviously, I must have too many stamps. LOL! So with that said I had to ink up this gorgeous image.

Here is what I used:
Copic Markers
Liquid glass to give her button a shiny look
Various Bling
Paper from my stash

I am entering her in the Midweek Magnolias Challenge -Week #3 Recipe 1-2-3 and Guest Designers Invitation

Thanks for stopping by and leaving all your encouraging comments!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Relaxing Afternoon

Happy Saturday!

I had a wonderful day! I started at the gym doing my favorite exercise Zumba then had wonderful day crafting with friends. And the best part I won the Blog Candy from Mindy! Yes, the cute bunny on my side bar. Can't wait to ink her up. How is your weekend going? Are you getting any crafting done?

Here is a close up of Tilda.

I made another thank you card this time for the kindergarten teacher who so graciously let me observe for a morning. It is a simple design. I just love the Memory Box and Poppy Stamp dies; they really embellish a card so nicely.

Here is what I used:
Magnolia Stamp- Study Tilda with glasses
Copic Markers
Silver Glitter Pen
Yellow & White Twine
Bling & a button & red ribbon for the curtain in the window
Poppy Stamps Window, flower box and flower patch dies
White Glitter
Paper from my stash
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Challenge - Let's Play Bingo

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Special Thank You

Happy Tuesday,

Well our weather is holding steady; we could possibly hit 80 degrees on Thursday. My husband and I actually ate outside for dinner tonight. So totally not a March activity in the North East.

I made this card for a special teacher. She was kind enough to let me come and observe her room. And then ask a lot of questions. She teaches pre k. The kids were very cute. It was a fun morning. I had a lot of fun making this card!

Here is what I used:
Magnolia Stamp- Study Tilda with glasses
Copic Markers
Silver Glitter Pen
Gold Spica Pen
Tim Holtz Muse Token - Knowledge
Red & White Twine
Jolees Embellishments
Small envelope
White Glitter
Paper from my stash
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Here is a close up of Tilda:

Tilda was colored with Copic Markers. I used the silver glitter pen for the frames on her glasses. I put some white glitter on her wings to give her a little glam. All the edges of the paper were inked with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I popped Tilda and the preschool chalk board with tape. You are able to remove the alphabet stack from the small envelope. I added a few embellies to the inside of the card too.

Here is the inside of the card:

I am entering this card in the Magnolia-Licious Highlites-"Moves & Grooves"

Let me know what you think! Thanks so much.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Easter

Hello to all my wonderful blog friends,

WOW! What a weekend. It is still winter but we are having summer temperatures. Over 70 degrees today; I had to put on sunscreen. I love it. I hope it stays this warm.

How was your weekend? Did you get any crafting done? I completed this card plus working on another. I am going to enter this card in two challenges. So I decided since Easter is just around the corner I would make this an Easter card. Tilda & Her Bunny are just the perfect image to celebrate this holiday.

Here is a picture of the inside.

Here is my recipe:
The image is colored with Copic markers
I used an assortment of paper from my stash (AMUSE, Memory Box, and KC Company - Susan Winget- Fueilles/Hojas)
The edges of the paper and the rabbit were inked using Distress Ink - Antique Linen & Forest Moss
Tag is a Magnolia Doohickey
Memory Box Dies - Elegant Scrollwork & Tessatina Border
I used Sunflower Glimmer Mist on the Flowers
The leaves were colored with Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments! Have a great week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Week #2 - A Sketch
Just Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar - Week 147 - Green

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thanks a Bunch

Happy Friday,

Wow, I can't believe it is the middle of March. The weather here has been great; next week they are saying we will be having 70's & 80's. It is more like April... I will take this any day. I just hope it lasts.

Did everyone have a good week? Did you get a lot of crafting done? I got a couple of cards finished. I did this thank you card for the Simon Says Challenge a BIT o' GREEN!!!!

Here is what I used;

AMUSE polka dot note card
Distress Ink Pine Needles & Forest Moss
White Ribbon
Memory Box Umbrella, Wildflower Patch & Willow Dragonfly Dies
Hero Art Stamp - Flower Medley
AMUSE sentiment stamp

Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by...

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Challenge - a BIT o' GREEN!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome Spring

I'm not sure about where you live but here in the Northeast we are having spring weather! I love it. We have had Blue Birds all winter. I hope it is here to stay.

I colored Edwin with Bike last evening and was trying to figure out what I was going to do with him. Then this morning I saw the Magnolia-Licious Colour Challenge; I thought to myself Edwin would be perfect for this. So after some thought here is what I came up with.

Here is a close-up of Edwin.

Here is what I used:
Magnolia Stamp -Edwin with Bike
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die Weathered Clock
Memory Box Die -Country House painted with fired brick distress stain
Tim Holtz Muse Token
New Darcy Paper
Copic Markers
Bling for the center of the clock
The clock, house and paper's edge were inked with walnut stain distress ink

Thanks for stopping by and for making my day with your lovely comments!

I am entering this card in the Magnolia-licious-COLOUR Challenge

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Teddy Bear Love

I can't believe it is Sunday evening! The weekend flew by. I hope everyone had a good weekend. I had a great one. My son is home for spring break it was nice to have dinner with him and his girlfriend last evening. I spent a nice afternoon with my husband getting Americano coffees from our favorite place. Then we picked up the girls at the groomers. Oh, they look so beautiful and smell so clean.

I haven't posted in almost a week. I worked on this card using my new stamp "Teddy Bear Love". I used my $25.00 gift card I won from a Magnolia Challenge from Diana over at the Magnolia-licious Magnolia Stamps.

The inside of the card.

Here is what I used:

Magnolia stamp "Teddy Bear Love"
Spellbinder die
Memory Box Dies - Elegant Scrollwork & Blank Ticket
Memory Box Paper
Copic Markers
AMUSE sentiment stamps
Buttons & Bling
Cream Netting that I sprayed with Slate Glimmer Mist

I decided to give her dress some polka-dots. They are my favorite. I used liquid glass on the button on the Teddy Bear.

Thanks so much for stopping in. Your encouraging sweet comments make my day!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia hÄnglar & stÄnglar - Week 147 Blue and White
Simply Magnolia -Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Special Girl
Midweek Magnolias -some form of greeting on your project.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tilda with Baby Tingla for a Special Friend

Well it is Monday and March is underway! The weather here is unbelievable snow & ice last week and this week we will hit the 60 degree mark. At least the sun is shinning and spring is a few weeks closer. Did you have time to craft this weekend? I did and I actually got a couple of things finished.

We have a Bible study group with four couples. Three of us have married children and about 7 months ago we were trying to figure out who was going to be grandparents first. Well it's not me; it was my dear friend Susan. Her daughter was due to have a baby in May. Her daughter moved to Palestine in January and last week came down with severe preeclampsia. Praise God little Madison Joy was born 10 weeks early and very tiny 2.5 lbs. but according to the doctor is very healthy for her size. And Madison's mom is also doing well too. We will continue to pray that Madison will grow and be able to go home with her parents in a couple of months.

I made this card for Susan. The handwritten note was what she had posted the day after Madison was born. The picture of her sucking her thumb is just too cute. Here is the back of the card.

I used this template from one of my Magnolia magazines. It seemed fitting for a dainty little girl. I used paper, ribbon and fibers from my stash to decorate the dress. Of course had to add some bling. Tilda and Baby Tingla were colored with Copic Markers W00, W01, E000, E00, E11, E31, YR20, YR21, R000, R00, R01, R20, E41, E41, and E43. I thought the sentiment was quite appropriate for this card. Lastly, I added some glitter to their wings.

Here is a close up of Tilda and Baby Tingla.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Easter Greetings Tilda & her Bunny

Today was a great day! I went and had a delicious breakfast with my husband at a local pancake house. Oh and real maple syrup; so yummy! My scrap buddies were supposed to come over but due to some unforeseen circumstances that didn't happen. However, we did Skype and craft all afternoon which was great fun.

I started this card a couple of days ago and just finished. Tilda & her Bunny is the star of this card. I colored her with Copic Markers:
E000, E00, E11, E31, E41, E42, E43,B000, BG10,G0000, G00,G20, G21,G28, G40,R20, R81,R83,R85, W00, YR20, and YR21. I used a Sharpie paint marker to create the polka dots on her dress and hat. I cut out the rabbit and popped it up per my husband's suggestion. I added the gathered ribbon around the image.

The paper is from Basicgrey -Olivia. I used Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly, then added some bling and flowers to finish the design. Oh and I added stitches with matching thread up the side. Below is a close up of Tilda.

On the inside I used coordinating paper. The little flowers are from my Poppy Stamps die "Wildflower Patch". To tie the inside and the outside of the card together; I stamped the bunny, cut it and placed it on the inside corner of the card. I used an Easter sentiment that I had and chose a coordinating green. All the paper edges were inked with Distress Ink Tea Dye.

Here is a view of the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving encouraging comments!

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar-Challenge #146 Special Monthly Challenge with the Option of Adding Stitching
Magnolia-Licious-"THINK SPRING"
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - ANYTHING GOES