Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tilda with Hanging Rabbit card

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  I have my "Mississippi kids" here for the weekend so I'm having a great one!  I did have some time this afternoon, while they were visiting the other set of grandparents, to finish my challenge card for this week.  I used the "Tilda with Hanging Rabbit" from the new Butterfly Dreams series of Magnolia stamps.  I just love this stamp!  So cute...  And I'm so excited to use spring colors!  I thought our weather was moving into spring but this week has taken a drastic turn backwards toward cold and dreary.  So, working with pastels brightened this day for me! 

Here is my card...

Sketch number 147 from Friday Sketchers was used to create this card.  I used my Copic markers to color Tilda then used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, dies from Spellbinders and Doohickey Dragonflies and Swirls.  My stamp came from Stampin Up.

Here's a close-up of the sketch design...

And here is a close-up of my Tilda...

I plan to enter my card in the following challenges:

Stamp-Creations - Spring 

Thank you for taking the time to check out my card.  I know you are busy and I really do appreciate the time you spent coming to my blog!  I love hearing your comments, too.  You're all the best!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Check out Angel's Blog Candy!

Just wanted to let you know that Angela from "Angelwood's Crafting Corner" has great blog candy on her site!  You might want to check it out.  Not only does she have blog candy, but get this....there are THREE different blog candies!  Triples your chance to win!  Woo Hoo!!  You can link to her site from the picture on my sidebar.  Good luck!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Color Me Creative 1st Birthday Celebration Project

To pay honor to the wonderful lady, Suzanne Dean, who is teaching me (rather trying to teach me) how to color with Copic markers, I decided to participate in my first real challenge!  Oh the kick-off day, Suzanne challenged us to create a card using the following card sketch so I thought I'd give it a try!

Drum roll please......... And here is my card.......

My focal image is Birthday Gretel from C.C. designs and can be seen HERE.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  I was going to keep up with the markers that I used so I could list the colors but I used so many different ones that I just gave up!  Sorry about that. 

Here is a close-up of Birthday Gretel:  I'm still a beginning colorer so overlook my mistakes, please!

My DP is from Basic Grey's "Hopscotch" collection.  I chose my three papers from the 6 x 6 pad and designed the front of my card.  I then put the easel together and needed to decide what paper to put on the bottom of the easel.  Imagine my surprise when I found that one of the coordinating papers was a word puzzle!  For you fellow stampers who participated in the weeklong activities at Color Me Creative's Birthday Celebration, you know that one of our activities was a word puzzle!  So, I thought this was a really appropriate paper to use on this particular card!  Here's a close-up showing that DP:

Other supplies used were Spellbinders dies, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Sentiments from C.C. Designs found HERE and Whimsy Stamps Ticket Sentiments.  pearls and Stickles.

Here is one more close up picture of my card...

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to check out my card.  All of your comments are greatly appreciated!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My First Attempt at a Maggie Card!

My love affair with these darling stamps is growing by leaps and bounds!  Actually, my first Tilda that I colored was the Tilda holding the bee.  She's still sitting on my desk without a card, though.  But with St. Patrick's Day next week, I did make this cute Tilda with clover into my second card.  This time, I went in search of the easel card that slanted so that I would have room for the Irish Blessing stamp. 
I colored her with my Copics.  Man, I need alot more practice!  It's not nearly as easy as it looks when Suzanne is coloring! LOL  But, for my second attemp, I guess it wasn't too bad.  I used Magnolia Doohickey dies, MS butterfly punch, stamps from The Stamps of LIfe and "May God Hold You" from Our Daily Bread Designs, Cuddlebug embossing folder, and Spellbinders dies.  Wow, sounds like I brought out a little bit of everything!

Here's a close-up of Miss Tilda.

And here is the beautiful Irish blessing stamp.  I hope you like my  attempts at cardmaking!  It sure is fun.
Thanks for looking.

My First Card!! (Well, sort-of)

This was my first attempt at cardmaking.  Well, actually I made some Valentine cards for my grandchildren that were cute but very simple so they don't count. LOL 

I fell into this wonderful craft quite by accident.  I am a quilter and have been for years.  For Christmas, I ordered a Sizzix Big Shot Pro so that I could cut fabric strips.  However, while researching the Sizzix machine, I started seeing all of these wonderful cards that people were making.  I thought to myself that I should get some of those cute dies so that my grandchildren could play and make cute cards and pictures.  Man, did that ever open a can of worms!!  Here I am 2 1/2 months later with a card making station in my quilt studio and spending a whole lot more on stamping and card supplies than on my quilting stuff!!  But oh, it is so much fun. 

Now, back to my card...  I made this card for my best childhood friend's birthday.  The stamp is Sugar Nellie's Sitting Joy.  Isn't she beautiful!  It is a digi stamp.  This was my first attempt at coloring with Copic Markers.  I've been taking Suzanne Deans' Copics Class on-line.  It's wonderful, by the way.  I didn't write down the marker numbers that I used but I'll try to do better in the future. 
Here's Joy close-up. 

I found a u-tube video from Splitcoaststampers that showed how to make an easel card.  I love how they work and you can display your cards.  So, this card was a multitude of firsts for me.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Cardstock from GinaK, dies from Spellbinders. 

I loved this sweet sentiment but couldn't find the stamp for it, so I printed it from my computer.  Even that was a learning experience as I had to search the Internet for fonts.  But, I am very proud of how the card turned out.  I hope you enjoy it, too.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Very First Blogging Attempt!

Hello and welcome to my new blog!  I have decided to dive into this facinating world of blogging so that I can share some of my creations with my friends and family.  And of course, I'll have to show off my grandchildren from time to time.  For now, I'll just say welcome and hope you'll come back often.  Thanks for stopping by.