Sunday, October 31, 2010

Check out this CANDY!!!!

Check u this Christmas Candy!!!!!!
Angie is giving away a great Christmas goodie blog candy. Check it out at Scrap Girl

Saturday, October 30, 2010

GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!

I am so SUPER excited. I have been asked to join the design team at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Blog. I cannot wait to get started, and am so thrilled and honored to be a part of these super talented ladies. This is a year round Christmas blog, with challenges, great prizes, inspiration, etc, to help all crafters get some of those Christmas cards done prior to the rush of December. So, get ready to see me with my santa hat all year round. (Guess I am going to have to stock up on some AWESOME Christmas paper huh?) Well, I cant wait, and I hope that you all will follow me on this Ho, Ho, Ho adventure this year! Check out the DCD Christmas blog and come on and join our weekly challenges.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Everywhere you go........" (dogs howl into the night) hehehe.

Thank you all for your love and support. Now let's get CRAFTY!!!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Spooky Tilda


For this card I used Spooky Tilda, Isnt she adorable? For those of you who know me, you know, I am REALLY NOT a Halloween person. So, all these Halloween Challenges really do challenge me. But, I LOVE how this card came out. I used the new Recollections Halloween paper stack, and I love the color combos.
I colored Tilda with copics -
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - Y11, Y23, YR20, E33, E51
Dress - E40, E41, E43, G20, G21, G24
Shoes - W1, W3, W5
Broom - E33, E35, E25, E29
I used the sketch from Just Magnolia, which I totally loved. The layout made for such a pretty card.
I added some Recollections and prima flowers. The prima mini rose were white, and I glimmer misted then in Peach Delight and Raven to match the design paper. I distressed all edges to give an aged/distress look. I printed out the sentiment, "Too cute to spook" on my computer and added some bling to the tag. The BIG orange ribbon just ties the whole card together, dont you think?
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Anything Goes - Halloween
Totally Tilda - Halloween
Simon Says stamp and Show - Show something Spookay
Sketchy Colors - Black, Orange, Green
Stamping, Scrapping - Ribbon Challenge

Greeting Farm Birthday

This is a different type of card for me, and this was my first attempt at making a Step Card, and thought it turned out pretty cute. It was a little intimidating, but the template I used was actually easy to follow, and pretty easy once I got started. I used Miss Anya stamp set from The Greeting Farm for this card. I love the colors and everything about how this card came out.
I glimmer misted some white prima flowers in Cosmos and Sherbert to match the design paper. I then added some pink pearls to finish off the embellishments

I printed out the sentiments on my computer. I used my Nestabilities Labels dies #4 to cut out the sayings. I added stickles to the pink matting cardstock to add some dimension and added sparkle.
I used copics to color the Miss Anya gals.
I used the following colors:
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E53, E25, E27, E29, Y11, E33, YR20
Clothes - B91, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85
Purse - W1, W3, W5, W7, R85, Y15
Bags - E33, E35, Y15, Y11, R31, R39
Here is what the Step Card looks like from the side.
My finished project came out great. I love the outcome and cant wait to give this to a special friend for her birthday!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Club Anya - Double Side-Step Card
Papertake weekly - Sparkly and Bright
Simon Says - Punch Em

Thursday, October 28, 2010

An Apple a Day.....


Here is another card to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. Again, I am really not a pink kinda person, so this was a challenge. I had to pull out ALL of my pink supplies from my stash in order to create this one.
I used Apple Tilda for this Get Well card. I thought it went well, as they say, "An Apple A Day will keep the Dr. away..." I liked this image for a get well card, Tilda bringing her shiny apples to someone that is sick.
I colored Tilda with Copics -
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E53, E25, E27, E29
Dress, Shoes, Hat, Bows - RV000, RV01, RV02
Bucket - E33, E51, E35, C1, C3, C5
Apples - R27, G24
I used my new Tim Holtz die for the label, and a sentiment I had in my stash. I LOVE this new Sizzix die, so easy to use, and fun to embellish in different ways. I also added a TON of bling and pearls to this card.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Think Pink
Totally Tilda - pink and pearls

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recipe card holder


Hey there, I promise, this is my last post of the night. I wanted to show you this cute little envelope pocket holder I made. I made this for the challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlights which is We're Cookin. You had to add a magnolia image, and a recipe or food element to your card. I made a criss cross card, and added a recipe for Cherry Cream Cheese Pie, YYYUUUUMMMMOOOO, to the inside recipe card.So, I used the new Tilda with Cherries for the image on the outside of my pocket. This is a criss-cross card, which I think looks a bit like an envelope. It worked perfect for this card, as I wanted to be able to slip the recipe inside of the card for safe keeping when not being used. I loved this design paper and how it complimented the kitchen theme. I added some vintage cream colored lace to the edges of the criss cross, which I think look like old school kitchen curtains, maybe its just me :) I then secured the middle with some prima flowers and a vintage pearl brad. I love how it all came together.I colored Tilda with copics -
Skin - E000, E00. R20
Hair - E51, E53, E55, E57
Dress -G24, G21, G20
Hat and Socks - R39, R34, R31
Basket - E51, E33, E35
Cherries - R27
Shoes - W1, W3, W5, W7

I added stickles in Diamond to Tilda's dress adn the cherries for some added sparkle
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hey Mr. Postman

Hey Mr. Postman, look and see, is there a letter ooohhh yay, in that bag for me......
Sorry, now I have that song stuck in my head. Back to the cards, Bec, yes, I know.
Ok, so I made this card today for the challenge over at Magnolia Down Under. The theme this week is All Aboard - travel themed cards. This stumped me pretty much all week. I do not have any of the cute Magnolia traveling images or stamps, so I had to improvise, and this is what I came up with.
I used Tilda in Windy Weather, from the Cozy Autumn Magnolia Collection. I LOVE her, isnt she adorable. I basically wanted the card to look like she had just landed at her tropical vacation, and now it was raining. I have been in her shoes before, landed in Mexico with my bathing suit in hand, ready for the beach, when a hurricane hit, and it rained our ENTIRE trip. It was the worst vacay I have EVER been on, but, I digress, back to the card. hehehe
I colored her with my copics:
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E25, E27, E29
Dress and Hat - C1, C3, C5, C7, R39, R34, R31
Umbrella and gloves - R31, R34, R39
Shoes - W1, W3, W5, W7

I used Webster's Pages Seaside paper collection. I love how the luggage was on the design paper, it worked perfect for this card. I used a Crafty Secrets Stamp set I have to stamp the airplane in the distance, and the PostCard Sentiment.
I used a TON of sparkle on this card. I added stickles in Diamond to her dress ruffle, umbrella, hat bow, and belt. I also added some red mini roses from reccollections and a cream twisted rose from iamroses.com, which I also dusted with a bit of stickles yo give them sparkle. I used stickles on the luggage, because of course Tilda's baggage has to have bling!!!! Prima bling and pearls just finish off the sparkle and shine!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and Bright
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle


Greeting Farm Cards

I have been BUSY making cards this week!!!! I have been having so much fun, and loving every minute. Here is a card I made using a Greeting Farm Image from the Special Autumn set. Isnt she adorable? All ready for the cold winter breeze.
I used my Nesties lables die to cut her out, then I embossed the shape, and then sponge inked it with Pumice Stone Distress ink. I also used my new Tim Holtz Sizzix die, tag and labels, to die cut the sentiment frame out of chipboard. I then painted the frame plate with espresso Shimerz paint to match the coloring of the layout.
I am using the sketch from Club Anya on the Greeting Farm blog for the layout of this card. I just love how simple it is, yet looks amazing!!! Love the clean lines.
I added some skittles, havnt used these on a project in FOREVER, so it was time I bust them out of my stash. I think they gave the card a perfect finishing touch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Club Anya - sketch 40
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's Get Punchy
Simon Says - Punch Um


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Black, White, and Pink card!

Here is a card I made for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I thought I would use the color scheme of Black, White, and Pink. I love how it came out. I used Webster's Pages, Life's Portrait for this card, and love the simple, yet beautiful design of them.
I used the new image from Magnolia, Brother and Sister, for this card. I thought that they did not HAVE to be brother and sister, they could be hubby and wife, friends, etc. I love how close they are, and that big bear hug is so sweet. the sentiment I used is also new from magnolia images.
I colored these cuties up with copics:
hair - YR20, Y11, E33, Y20, E29, E27, E25
Skin - E000, E00, R20, R02
Tilda's Dress and Socks - R000, R00, R02
Edwins Shirt and Overalls - C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5
Shoes - W1, W3, W5
I used popdots to pop the image off of the card and make it stand up a bit. I think it makes the image more of a focal point when it is popped up! I added some pink ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I also added Black and pink roses from prima and www.iamroses.com. Then, of course, some vintage lace, prima bling, and pearls to finish it off.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Black and white
icopic lover - Fight for the Cure

Thank You Autumn Card

I made this card using my new fave Magnolia Stamp, Tilda in Fall Leaves. I LOVE this image, and think it is so stinkin cute. I love how this card came out, and it was such a joy to make.
I used the layout sketch from The sweet Stop for this card. I did flip the sketch a bit, as my image was long and covered the entire oval the other direction. SO, I changed it a bit to fit my image, but otherwise, it is the same skecth.
I added stickles to the leaves to give them some sparkle, shine, and pop. I LOVE how it turned out and added that little pop. The pictures don't show all of the sparkle very well, but this card REALLY shines! It is really pretty. I also added some prima pearls in dark brown to add even more sparkle.
I colored Tilda with my Copics:
Hair - E53, Y21, Y11, YR20
Skin - Eooo, E00, R20
Jeans - B97, B95, B91
Shirt - E33, E31, E35
Leaves - R39, E09, YR03, E33, E35, Y15
I added faux stitching to the outsides of the cardstock for an added embellishment touch. I love how it came out. I used some fall patterned paper from my stash. I do not know the company, as it is from last year, and it was just stuff I had in my stash, but I totally love how it came together. I added some fall leaves and a large rose I glimmer misted in Tattered Leather to match the design colors.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon says Stamp - Give thanks
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and Bright
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
All that Scraps - Fall with a Fold


Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas card - Tilda and Presents


Another post for the day. I was busy creating this weekend, so I wanted to share all the things I have been working on. Here is a Christmas card I made using Waiting Tilda and the wrapped Presents from Magnolia. She is so stinkin cute!!!
I use Copics to color her up.
Skin -E000, E00, R20
Hair - E51, E25, E29
Scarf, mittens, socks, bows - R29, R27, R24, E41
Hat, Sweater - E43, E42, E41, E40
Shoes - E44, E41, E40
Presents - R27, G24, G21, G20, E33, E35,
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenges for the layout of this card. I adjusted a few of the details, but the basic layout is the same. I used popdots to pop tilda up off the page, so it looked like she was sitting on top of the presents. The patterned paper is Graphic 45 - Christmas past Deluxe. I LOVE the colors and design of this paper collection, it is absolutely gorgeous!
I used my new Tim Holtz Sizzix die for the name plate for the sentiment. I cut it out in medium chipboard and then painted it with Tarnished Brass Crackle paint to give it an antique look. I love how it turned out. I then added some prima poinsettia flowers and an ornament felt charm for the finishing touches. I hope you like it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland
Delightful Sketches - Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Sweet Baby card

I made this card for a friend of mine who is expecting a baby girl in about a month. I am going to her baby shower in a few weeks, so I thought I would use this sweet Magnolia Baby Tilda image for her card. Isnt it so sweet????
I used Webster's Pages - Lullaby Lane paper collection for the patterned paper. I am not really a pink person, so trying to find pink paper in my stash, was a difficult task. But, I love this paper, it has such pretty designs and gorgeous color combos. I matted the entire card with Manilla colored cardstock.
I added lots of pearls to the card to make it even more feminine and soft.
I used the copics to color this little princess;
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Wings - Y15, Y11
Sleeper and Pillow - YR000, YR00, YR01
I used the sketch from The Pixie Cottage for their challenge this week as my inspiration for the Lay out. The challenge was the sketch plus something sweet. What could be sweeter than this little bundle of cuteness?
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and something sweet
Totally Tilda - Pink and Pearls

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Skater Ian



Two posts in one day!!!! I know, I know. But I wanted to share another card I worked on last night. This card features my newest Greeting Farm Stamp, Skater Ian. I am obsessed with him!!! Isnt he so stinkin cute!!! So, I had to showcase him in this simple card. I LOVE how it turned out. Perfect for any occasion for a boy or guy in your life.
I used copics to color him up.
Hair - E44, E59
Skin - E000, E00
Beanie - G20, G21, G24
Shirt - C3, C5, C7, Y15
Pants - B97, B95, B91
Shoes - E51, E33
Skateboard - E33, E53
I used a sketch on Club Anya Blog for the layout of this card. I just love this sketch so much. I got to use lots of different elements for this card that I do not usually use, and I love the result. CAFS39.jpgI used The Little Yellow Bicycle - Generation Z paper pack (never have used their products before, but LOVE them) that I received from Denice. I also used their coordination stickers as embellishments on this card. I usually don't use stickers at all, actually HATE them, but I LOVE them on this card. They added the perfect embellishment!!!
I used my Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Brackets, for the punched backgound, and love how it turned out. I hope you enjoy this simple card. It was so fun to make, and you gotta love Skater Ian.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Club Anya - Saturday Sketch
Cupcake Crafts Challenge - Boys and Their Toys

Thinking of you - Lovely Tilda

For this card I used Lovely Tilda from the new Cozy Autumn collection from Magnolia. There are so many yummy images from this collection, it is super hard to chose what to color. I Love this little image of lovely Tilda. She looks like she is laughing really hard at a funny joke. She is so cute.
I used Webster's pages - Lullaby Lane, paper collection for this card to keep the colors soft. The challenge over at Wild Orchids Crafts this week is pastels. I am SO not a pastel type person, so the only thing I could think of was babies. I was actually super surprised when I found this paper in my stash, as I do not EVER buy pastel colors. I tried to keep everything soft and light for this card.
I used a light pink feather and a pear stick pin as extra embellishment in my flowers. For the flowers, I used 2 twisted roses from Iamroses.com, and one white larger rose. I used Tattered Rose distress ink on the tips of the white rose to change the color and make the rose match the design paper. I really like how it turned out. I also added some prima pearls/bling for added embellishment.
I colored tilda with the following copics:
Hair - E57, E59, E53
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Dress and Bow - YR000, YR00, W5, BG13
Socks - BG13
I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly for this weeks challenge. I really liked this weeks sketch challenge. I used some of this gorgeous white rose lace as accents for the sketch. I hope you like this card. It was very far out of my comfort zone with the colors, but I am happy withe the outcome. I hope you enjoy!!!!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Sketch 49