Monday, November 10, 2008

Tilda with a Rose

Hello Everyone~  as you all know I'm crazy about the Magnolia line.  This is a new little girl I received this past week from their "Pink Collection".  I had such fun creating this one.  I used the SU scallop to edge the base paper, which is a shimmery ivory paper.  I can't remember where I got this shimmer paper sorry.  The corner punch is a scallop 2 part punch by Paper Shapers.  I stamped her dress on shimmery pink paper, then cut and pasted it on top of the original image.  This is a fun way to add some dimension to your piece.  Her little wing is a shimmery piece of vellum.  I used watercolor pencils for the rest of her.  I also used a few buttons.  I just think she's precious....hope you do too!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hey Bella It's Cold Outside!

I am sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  I had foot surgery to remove a heel spur (and phew what a doozie) and have been dealing with that the past few weeks.  I am healing well, but still have stitches and am not allowed to drive.  I'm hoping this changes next week!!!!!  Thanks for all my wonderful yahoo group friends who've sent me wonderful get well cards and emails!
So since it's getting chilly out I decided to play with this cute little Bella who's got to be freezing her patootie off in this outfit!  I found these gorgeous sparkly snowflakes at Michaels this week!  They are by Me and My BIG Ideas.  They were my initial inspiration.  I used the cuttlebug embossing folder for the snowflake background panel.  I used watercolor pencils for the Bella but added some white flocking on her coat and boot to add a touch of fluff:)  Hope you enjoy her and that you're dressed more warmly for these chilly days hehe.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stormy Night

This card is a couple techniques.  I used the reflection technique to do the trees (Lovely as a Tree, SU).  It's pretty simple stamp your main image on your white cs.  You stamp it again on a baggie (avoid the creases).  You flip your baggie over and press the image (reversed) onto your paper.  It's pretty cool.  I used Night of Navy for the trees.  I sponged the entire sheet (other than the ground) with Baja Breeze.  I used a ripped piece of cs for a mask and sponged upward, moving the mask, with Night of Navy.  I sponged the ground under the trees with Handsome Hunter.  I went over the center areas with Night of Navy again to blend the colors more and add depth.  That's it:)  Not too tough was it!  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Few Tilda's

I apologize for being sooo busy lately that I haven't had a chance to post anything!  It seems all I do is drive kids places hehe.  Here are a couple special birthday cards I made for friends,.  I used watercolor pencils for the images and various designer paper, Bella Baubles, and flowers to dress them up.  Hope you enjoy and I will try to get some more projects shared with you!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kind card of caring

A kind lady named Cammie is giving away the most GINORMOUS blog candy in honor of her Grandmother and World Alzheimer's Day.  She lost her to Alzheimers and is asking for card makers to send out cards in her honor.  This is my contribution.  I am always touched by those who care for others.  Please see her blog here to learn more and participate. 

Raining wishes

I had sooooo much fun making this card!  I admit it took me longer than usual though.  I needed to use acetate to create the card for a swap I'm doing.  I knew I wanted to use water somehow so I looked through my stamp stash for something to do with water.  I ran across this set from My Favorite Things.  I am crazy about weiner dogs and hadn't used this set in a while.  The raindrops were stamped on the front with white craft ink (SU).  I figured they'd dry overnight.....WRONG.... so there's no way I could give up on such a cute design.  I decided to put crystal effects (SU) over the raindrops.  The crystal effects dried fine and the raindrops still look wet and have the white under.  The little picture opens to read "Get Well Soon".  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it! 

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday Sketcher Challenge #19

Well I liked this sketch much better than last week!  Actually this turned out to be one of my favorite cards I've made.  I love fall colors and think it worked well for this.  It's for the Friday Sketcher Challenge....they random for a winner so that's always fun!  This cute lil girl is a Tilda from the Magnolia line.  My friend Diana Crick hopes to have her web site up and running for them this week!  I promise to let you know!  This particular one is from the Fall Kit which arrived this week.  I have so much fun painting these little faces!!!  Hope you all are enjoying Fall and have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2008


It's been a while since I did a Bella so I thought I'd share this cutie with you.  I love the sparkly cup cake...well who can ever have enough sparkle?  I used the tombow  mono aqua liquid glue to fill in the entire top of the cupcake.  I then sprinkled very fine glitter (Decoart glamour dust) over it and shook off the excess.  The Bella and cupcake base are colored with watercolor pencils.  Hope you enjoy her!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Friday Sketcher Challenge #18

This is the card I designed for the Friday Sketcher Challenge....boy did it challenge me! I very rarely work with circles. I even have a nifty circle cutter, but I just don't use it or them much. I do love the two Magnolia images working together though. I admit I'm not wild about the butterflies either. My daughter Ashley told me it was cute so I'll let her opinon rule. I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Never too much pink!

This card is another sweet Tilda image I painted with watercolor pencils.  The designer paper is by Paper Salon, First blush.  I used some mulberry papers to add some texture.  I also added lots of pink sticky gems.  This card is for a sketch challenge at "Cute Card Thursday" and it's going to my friend Kim who had some painful dental work done today.  She's crazy for pink so I know she'll love it!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's Good To CASE

This card is almost entirely cased from the amazing Zindorf....think I changed stamps and that's about it!  Her work is stunning and I enjoy trying her techniques!  Please visit her site to see some of her amazing creations!  I promise you won't be sorry you did!  I like to print off her tutorials and keep them in a folder for when I need a cool idea!  My Card Cafe' friends voted this as their COTM for September...I thank them very much!  The best part of that is I win all the cards they sent in for the that's why I enter!!!  Their work is wonderful!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Spooky Tree

I absolutely love the colors of Halloween and Fall!  I used this card for my Stampin Up Club project this weekend.  The gals loved it!  It looks much more complicated than it is.  You punch a circle from a sticky note to hold the moon's spot!  That way it gets none of the background colors as you sponge.  The tree is on a white piece of cs that is sponged with three rows...bottom row is black, middle row is night of navy, and the top is elegant eggplant.  As you sponge these overlap them a bit to blend the colors. After you are happy with the background, remove the sticky note circle and sponge the moon in more mustard.  Stamp the tree in black, being sure to get the owl in the moon.  This piece is layered on top of more mustard and then night of navy.  Sponge around all those in black and spiral punch the top of the night of navy.  The base is more mustard with elegant eggplant over.  I stamped the small circle (Boho Backgrounds SU) all over the elegant eggplant piece.  Run a small piece of black grosgrain across the bottom.  Stamp the sentiment on a piece of more mustard and use the large oval to punch it out.  Sponge the oval edges with black.  Sounds like a lot, but it was pretty quick and the effect is very cool (if I say so myself!) hehe.  Hope you enjoy it.  The halloween set is House of Haunts from the new SU catalog!  Have a great day!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sketch challenge

I made this little cutie for a sketch challenge on Friday Sketchers .  My friend Claudia told me about it and I thought it looked like fun!  Hope you like her!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

TY Cheri For my award!

I'd like to thank my friend Cheri for bestowing me with this award!  She says my work inspires her...I'm amazed how many I find inspiration from as well!  Thanks Cheri!  See Cheri's work here:

Rules for the JAVABLU AWARD:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated

I am bestowing this award to the following:
Kristie- My Stampin Up inspiration right here in town!
Tangi- Just love her work...nuff said!
Shawn- She's a dear friend who shares graciously
Claudia- I want to be just like her when I grow up.
Jeanette- I love how she colors her images!

Tilda Birthday Card x2

I had to post two pictures of this cute  lil girl.  The photo on the left had the good color but the silly tag was in the way.  So I did a scan to show you how it looks when it is in the right place and more of the detail.  I painted her with watercolor pencils and used paper for her little dress.  I added sticky pearls to throw in some sparkle!  She is from the Magnolia line of stamps...I sooooooooo love them!!!! Hope you enjoy her~

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bella Calendar pages and Cosmobella Card

These are a few of the calendar pages I made for my Bellaholic's group Calendar swap.  I have had so much fun making them!  I have heard wonderful things about the 2008 version so I can't wait to see how these turn out!
I also made this Cosmobella card for a swap.  I really like how the ribbon compliments the paper! 
So see I've been busy!  Just too busy hauling kids to get anything posted...hope you enjoy these~

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Corset Wishes

I adore this stamp and the set is just as cute!  It's by Pink Cat Studio  The inside of the card has fuzzy slippers and a birthday sentiment.  The scan didn't really show the color very well, it's Pink Passion (SU).  Hope you guys think it's cute!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lucky Asian

This card is made out of a Men's Lucky Cologne box! I thought the dragon was really cool so I used it for the main image and added the bottom sentiment (Artfully Asian SU) and the Asian letter/phrase (I have NO clue). I like taking things that aren't typically used and make them into a cool card! Hope you like it too!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Best Friends.

This is a Stamping Bella image I was lucky to receive in an image swap.  The two girls remind me of my daughter and her best friend. I colored them with watercolor pencils.  Their wings are painted with twinkling h2o's.  The paper is Kaisercraft-Playtime. The rub on  and corner punch is Stampin Up.  The baubles are Stamping Bella.  Have a great day!

Pink Cow Has a Birthday!

This adorable little cow card is for my dear Aunt Judy.  She and I have this thing...she hates cows so I send her all sorts of cow things!  Yes I'm ornery but she loves it!  My friend Judi was so sweet and shared some cow images with me (I know it's hard to believe there is a stamp I have none of LOL).  This one just fit perfectly!  I colored the image with prismacolor pencils.  I thought the cow needed to stand out more so I used black flocking on her. I hope Aunt Judy enjoys it hehe.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wild Rose in Red

I love red! It's not always an easy color to work with though. I used Stampin Up's Wild Rose set (retired) and some of the gorgeous new In Color colors! The flowers are Riding Hood red accented with Brilliance's Pearlescent poppy. The leaves are Kiwi kiss. I used a rub on for the sentiment. I was not using this set for the LONGEST time because I had such problems getting the second stamp just right over the first. I started using EZ Mount and ripped my two step stamps off their wood blocks and now find two step stamping a breeze and am having fun using some older sets that I struggled with before! EZ Mount is cheap ($4.50 per 81/2x 11 sheet). If you aren't familiar with it, it is a piece of foamy rubberish stuff. One side is sticky and the other side is clingy. You can mount your stamps on it and use clear acrylic blocks to do your stamping. I know some people are just crazy for the wood, but this was a perfect solution to my problem! I've also used the stampamagig, but this mounting process is just easier for me. Hope you like my card!