Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jam Tilda loves her Valentine friend

"Jam Tilda" is looking for her Valentine. Won't you be her friend? LOL This cutie can be found at Diana's Magnolia-licious shop. I love the versatility of so many Magnolia Tilda stamps. I used my handy dandy trusty Copics to color her (colors below).

The sentiment I used is just darling. You can find it at Create with TLC along with oodles of other lovely sentiments for your cardmaking or scrapbooking. Also be sure to check out Paulette's wonderful blog HERE. It is full of FABulous free graphic images.

Here's the card recipe:

Copics: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E30, E34, E35, R0000, R02, R11, R20, R81, R83, R85, G20, G21, YR20 & YR21.
DP: My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found"
Fringe Trim & Bow Garland w/diamonds trim: JoAnn's Crafts
Prima Flowers
Gartner Rhinestone Hearts: Michael's
Recollections Rhinestone Swirl & Amber Dots: Michael's
Calendar: Freebie from Crafty Secrets
Lacey Circle & regular Circle Nesties
Star Dust Stickles

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge: This Sketch

Paper Sundaes: Distressing to "de-stress" your life
Really Reasonable Ribbons: Heart theme
Magnolia-licious Highlites: Calendar
Wild Orchid Crafts: Sentimental
Die Cut Dreams: Use a digi & a rubber stamp
A Spoonful of Sugar: Valentine

As always.........thanks so much for looking & for taking the time to leave a comment. It means so much to hear your thoughts on my cards.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, January 15, 2011

There's a new little girl in town!

Ssssshhhhhhh.......mum's the word! LOL I just finished this birthday card using a new little girl image (gasp......don't tell Tilda....LOL) from All That Scraps by CC Designs called Swiss Pixie 'Sweetheart Birgitta'. Isn't she adorable!

I wanted to make a special card for one of my very bestest friends........cuz we've been friends for forever & a day (over 20 years). Her birthday was last week but we're celebrating it on Monday with a day of antique shopping (can't wait) & a yummy lunch on me (oh, not literally on least I hope I won't be wearing it.......LOL).

I love this Birthday sentiment that I got from Paulette at Create with TLC. You can find this cute Birthday greeting in the "Linear Sentiment" set that also includes Get Well, Celebrate, Thank You, Congratulations & Retirement in her store HERE. Something for every occasion.

I used my wonderful Copics to color Birgitta: E000, E00, E30, E34, E35, E41, E42, E43, R0000, R00, R11, R20, R21, W3. Do her shoes look like they're "suede"? I did this by dabbing them lightly with E41,E42 & E43.

On a side note: I think the hardest part for me is using a "light" touch when I color with my Suzanne Dean so wisely suggests. If you want to learn how to color with your Copics.....sign up for one of her many, many classes HERE. If you've never been to her amazing blog......then run.....don't walk to Scrap Bitz. You'll fall in love with her (she's soooo sweet) & her amazing cards.
Anywho..........back to my card recipe.........

The beautiful DP is from a DCWV matstack that I just fell in love with at JoAnn's called The Mariposa. It is gorgeous. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch as well as my EK Success Lattice punch. Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts flowers were used along with my trusty......wouldn't be complete without it.........Stardust Stickles to give her some bling, bling. Cuz don'tcha know......every girl loves some bling. LOL

I completed my card with some beautiful black & rhinestone....uh I mean....diamond strands I found at JoAnn's.

Challenges I'm entering:
The Pixie Cottage: Using Your Favorite Coloring Method (my Copics, of course)
Cute Card Thursday: Monochrome
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Happy Birthday
Stampavie and more: #124 Glitter
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Anything Goes

As always.........thank you so much for looking & for your oh so sweet comments that just make my day. And sometimes make me blush. LOL

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tilda has a hug for you

Waiting Tilda has "a Little HUG coming your way". She almost looks like she's hugging herself (or maybe she's just cold.....LOL). The sentiment is from the "Go Forth & Encourage" set which can be found at Paulette's Create with TLC store. Who doesn't need a Little Hug now & then..........or every day for that matter! The card was my DT contribution for the Create with TLC blog. Paulette so generously shares amazing vintage graphics along with her beautiful sentiments.

You can shop for Waiting Tilda at Magnolia-licious. I don't see her in stock right now but just let Diana know & I'm sure she can find her for you.

DP used for my card were from 2 mat stacks (I just love those for cardmaking): DCWV "Once Upon a Time" and "The Luxury Stack". Tilda was colored with Copics C0, C1, C3, C5, E000, E00, E21, E31, E34, E37, R20, B0000, B000 & B00.

I used my Nestabilities Circles, Scallops & Large Labels (love my Nesties). Wild Orchid flowers adorn the bow from my Michael's ribbon stash. The bling & snowflakes are also from Michael's. I used Stardust & Platinum Stickles for some additional bling.

Totally Tilda Challenge Blog: Ribbon & Roses
Stamp Something: Glitter
Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking & as always...........your comments mean the world to me. This card is going to my dear friend Myrna.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

New DT position for me!!!!

Yippee Skippee! I've been selected to be on the Design Team for the brand spankin' new Craft Us Crazy Challenge blog! WooHoo! 2011 is starting off with a bang & I am soooooo very excited! You will notice the new badge on the right sidebar where you can find all of the amazingly talented designers I will have the honor of working alongside. Please be sure to visit their blogs often. You will find tons of inspiration & amazing creativity.

Thanks so much for joining in my excitement! I look forward to sharing ideas & projects with you. Our first challenge will begin in February. I'll let you know when it's time to join in the fun!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to my wonderful blogging friends! I have made so many friendship over the few years I've had my's been a true blessing to my life. Thank you to all who follow me & those who just pop in to say HI from time to time. You all mean the world to me.

I pray that 2011 brings you much joy & happiness!!!!!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~