Thursday, March 31, 2011

FBW - buttons and bows

The challenge this week is buttons and bows at Flutterby Wednesday. The bow was easy because it's on his butterfly net. This is one of my favorite Lili of the Valley stamps. His glasses make me smile every time I get this stamp out. I ran out of glassy accents, so I just used a clear glitter pen. Today I decided to use some Queen & Co. flowers and mini brad. They look so cute with this image/papers.
Stamps - Bear with butterflies - Lili of the Valley/ Sentiment - Printworks
Papers - SU and Chloe's Closet pp
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - PTI buttons, clear glitter pen, Queen & Co. flowers/brad

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts - sketch

A Monday with sunshine! YEA! There is a great sketch over at Wild Orchid Crafts this week. If you don't have flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, why the heck not? The flowers are beautiful and very reasonable; plus they have ribbon, bling, etc. This is going to my great niece for her 1st Easter.
Stamps - Tilda with stuffed animal (Magnolia) sentiment (Forever Friends)
Paper - SU and K&Co. Sweet Nectar
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - Wild Orchid Crafts, Stickles, Kaiser bling, Magnolia fence die, Sissix grass die, ribbon

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Combo challenges

This picture is not doing justice to my card. It really is bright and sunny, but time isn't on my side to be fussy. I recently ordered a custom picture frame and photo album for my daughter and this is the card I'm sending to the person who made it. Inside it says "thanks a bunch".

Cupcake Inspiration challenge - daisy cupcakes
Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes (there are butterflies- see)

Stamps - Penny Black clear set
Papers - Kaisercraft and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - ribbon, Kaiser bling, stickles, daisy chain border punch, nestabilities

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rest in Peace Elizabeth

This is what a legend looks like. When I was in middle school, I remember my grandmother talking about Elizabeth Taylor and what she was doing and who she was marrying. Her face was on the cover of magazines at the checkout lanes. She was the Angelina Jolie of her time. She was stunning, she seemed to have men fall at her feet, she had multiple marriages, difficult pregnancies, the 1st actress to receive $1 million for a picture,one of the first actresses to have her own perfume, one of the first celebrities to attach themselves to a cause (AIDS). Everyone knew who she was, the color of her eyes, what scandal surrounding her. But above anything she was a fabulous actress. I remember watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and being mesmerized by her in that film (she won an Oscar that year). In a world where you are a celebrity for being in a scandal or reality tv - it's sad that a true legend has left us today. Rest in peace.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Magnolia-licious project

Today is the project that I'm entering for the Magnolia-licious Easter/spring contest. This was just perfect timing, because I'm doing an Easter swap and we are also creating a little project. I've had this carrot template forever and used to get a lot of use from it when I was a Sunday School teacher. This adorable bunny is meant for the carrot. Added Smooch to his tail. I'm also making a few extras to give a special little boy and to my great niece. She is only 6 mos. old, so I'll tuck a little surprise inside. This carrot has Wild Orchid Crafts roses tucked inside (same as the ones used on yesterday's card). To give it a little dimension, I added some white chalk ink to the fold lines and love the look it gives. Of course, I had to use the May Arts gingham ribbon. Obsessed I am with this ribbon!!! LOVE it.
Stamp - Large bunny - Magnolia
Paper - SU cs
Ink - Cocoa Ink pad and white chalk
Misc. - Nestabilities, eyelet, twine, white Smooch

Monday, March 21, 2011

Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Contest

Hope you had a great weekend! There is a fabulous contest at Magnolia-licious. It is a Spring/Easter theme with 3 categories. 1. A Magnolia card 2. A project 3. A card featuring mini Magnolias.
This card is going to a friend who I'm doing an Easter swap with. Perfect timing right? There are incredible cards/projects already uploaded, but this card really makes me happy, so I'm entering it.
It uses my favorite dp right now-Tea at Elsie's by Kaisercraft. I'm a sucker for bold colors and this really doesn't have a bad paper in the bunch. For the tail, I decided to use Smooch instead of the obvious puff paint or Flowersoft. There are also tiny areas on the card hit with orange Smooch.
Thanks for looking and tomorrow I'll be showing my project.
Stamps - Tilda with bunny/sentiment - Magnolia
Paper - SU cs and Kaisercraft pp - Tea at Elsie's
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - ribbon, Stickles, white/orange Smooch, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, bling colored with Copic marker, Magnolia fence die (chalk ink added) and of course, my signature puffy heart sticker.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge

When I saw the Magnolia challenge at All That Scraps - pastels with a touch of brown! WHAT? It didn't sound appealing at all, however, Pam made the most adorable card as inspiration. If this challenge had not been posted, I never would have come up with this color combo and it really does POP even with pastels being used. Hope you are having a good weekend so far!
Images - Tilda with roses (Magnolia)
Paper - Memory Box (Spearmint I believe) and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Kaiser pearls/bling, scissors for edge roughing, MS fence punch, WOC/Prima flowers, stickles

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tilda in the Spring

This Tilda is from the Spring kit and I must say that her boots just make me smile!
Combining this with the Spring background stamp from last year. Wish I had tulip flowers to add, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
Stamps - Tilda (Spring kit) and background - Magnolia
Paper - Basic Grey Kioshi and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - ribbon, glitter

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lovely hAnglar Only

Well I'm posting-so guess what the weather is? Yep rain and lots of it! The challenge this week on Lovely hAnglar Only is red, white, black/grey with the option of buttons. I had a paper pad from Valentine's Day that didn't get a lot of use, so it came in handy for this challenge. For my sentiment, I didn't use the entire saying and just inked up what I wanted.
Stamps - Girl (hAnglar) sentiment (SU)
Papers - Bo Bunny Crush pp and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - PTI buttons, MS twine, ribbon, Christmas Red Stickles, SU heart border punch, MS mini tag punch, Smooch on dress/socks, white gel pen

Thursday, March 10, 2011

FBW Photo Inspiration

This week at Flutterby Wednesday is this beautiful picture. Unfortunately it's pouring rain here again. Seems like everytime I post a card, it's raining.
Not sure if you can see from the picture, but I've added Smooch to the elevated areas of the cloud with the embossing. White gel pen was used on the 2 smaller clouds. Baby steps with the Cricut-used it to make the 2 ovals behind the image. Happy sunshiny day wherever you are I hope!
Stamps - CC Designs Swiss Pixie (All That Scraps)
Paper - Bella Blvd. pp and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Smooch, white gel pen, ribbon, pop-up dots

Friday, March 4, 2011

Just Magnolia - glitter

The weekend is almost here and boy am I glad. It has been a long work week and I'm dragging. Last night I realized this CUTE Tilda had not been inked up yet. Many nights I'll color while watching tv. My pattern paper is at least 6 yrs. old. ACK! However, it's perfect with this image and next time I'll add the balloons to the background. This week at Just Magnolia is anything goes - with GLITTER. I'm addicted to Stardust Stickles, so this was perfect timing.
Image - Tilda w/present (So Special) and sentiment (Printworks)
Paper - SU and pp ?
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Stardust Stickles, Kaiser bling, Nestabilities, ribbon

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Boots


After making Sympathy cards the other day, I decided something fun was in order. This Tilda is from the Spring Magnolia Stamp Club. The last few days I've seen so many fun kids boots and this card idea came to me. Her boots and dress were paper pieced with my last DCWV paper.
Image - Tilda with hat (Magnolia Spring Stamp Club) Sentiment (Printworks)
Paper - DCWV
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - SEI/WOC flowers, Stickles, ribbon, Nestabilities, and Kaiser bling
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