Sunday, August 29, 2010

Halloween Tilda

I hope everybody had a nice weekend. It has been coooold here in Northern Nevada. We even turned on the heat for awhile and on Friday we still had the air conditioner going. It is unusual to have such cold weather in August but then we are used to sudden changes in the weather.

Since it feels like fall, I thought I would make a Halloween card. I don't do many Halloween cards but I have a few stamped images that I received from overseas. I like this cute image of Tilda dressed as a witch, so I colored her with Copics. The DP is from a K & Co. Halloween Pack I bought last year.  I sponged around the image with T.H. distress ink, Dusty Concord and also edged the papers with Black Soot and cut two flourishes with a die from Bosskut. The witch on her broom is a MS punch.
 On the inside I again used the same DP. For the label I used a paper from PTI and cut a border using the Fleur de Lis punch from Fiskars.

 As I was about done I saw that I smeared Spiced Marmelade distress ink on the back of the card. I took my YR15 and added a few more lines and clued the MS witch stirring her cauldron over it. One way to cover up my mistake.... (smile).

That is all for today.... Too bad the weekend is over because I have another card almost done. But since I have to go to work tomorrow, I don't think I will get it done during the week.

Thank you to all of you that leave such sweet comments. I very much appreciate it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beautiful Blog Award

I was so overwhelmed and surprised when I received Cami's email. I am still speakless, because I never expected anything like this. My postings are so infrequent that it never even occurred to me that somebody would want to give me an award. Thank you so much Cami, it is so much appreciated.
Please go and check out Cami's beautiful creations.

There are 5 "requirements" (hahaha) to receive this award.

1. First I am to thank the person that send it to me.Thanks again so much dear Cami....(hugs, hugs, hugs)

2. Show my award ... see above....(smile)

3. I am suppose to tell you three things that I like about myself. How about what people say about me.... I am very caring, always cheerful and always ready to help.

4. I am suppose to post a favorite picture. Well I have two, that I just took last week. They are pictures of the joy of my life, my two beautiful granddaughters, Dominique and Madison. Dominique is the skinny rail that eats anything and will try any food. Maddy, my little rascal, that doesn't want to eat anything that is good for her.

5. Here is the hardest part. I am asked to pass on the award to 5 deserving women ... and here in no particular order....

Christina C. -
Jacque B. -
Kim P. -
Danni B. -
Debbie Y. -

It is so hard for me to only pick 5 ladies, because there are so many deserving crafters out there. I wish I could have picked many more. The ladies that I chose have influenced me in many ways and have been most gracious in helping me when I have questions. You are all amazing ARTISTS and I enjoy visiting your blogs, learning from you and be amazed by your beautiful creations.

I can't imagine that anybody does not know these wonderful ladies but just in case, you don't want to miss admiring their beautiful please hurry and check out their latest creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just Rite Tulips

Happy Saturday Morning, at least here in Nevada it is still morning. It is still cool but pretty soon it will be up into the 90's again. I am no longer complaining because Fall is just around the corner and then I will complain about how cold it is....lololol.

My first full week of vacation in 9 long years is coming to an end. I was hoping to get a lot of cards done or at least started. Neither happened. I was going to do some major cleaning, get some doctor appt's taken care of and have our two girls stay with us for 2 days. I did all that but not one card started. I picked up our girls on Wednesday morning and they are still here with Oma and Opa. We sure have had a lot of fun. Dominique and Madison helped me get rid of some of my stash.....hehehe... Boy, did they do some crafting and coloring. They have colored more of my Magnolia's then I have. Yesterday we went to a small waterpark and enjoyed ourselves.

Now here is a card that I started weeks ago and I wanted to finish it at the beginning of the week. Something happened again and I finally got it done this morning.

The stamp is from Just Rite - Breath of Spring Borders & Centers and I colored it with Copic's. The cardstock is SU Lavender Lace. The scalloped border is Nellie Snellen, that I received from my good friend Christina C. Thanks so much Christina.... I love them. I embossed part of the CS with the CB Dots and on the upper part made the lines with my MS scoreboard. I love all the small increments on that board, with I don't have on my Scor-Pal. The ribbon is from my stash and the bottons are PTI Plum Pudding.

The inside is very simple. I punched the top with the beautiful MS tulip punch that was part of the blog candy I won from the talented Jacque B. Thanks so much Jacque. I noticed one of the flowerheads is missing and I'll just have to punch another border and glue the little head on. The frames are from a PTI set called Vintage Labels and the saying is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.

Here is a picture of Dominique and Madison at the Lazy 5 Waterpark in Sparks, Nevada.

Sorry, that I haven't been able to visit all of your blogs and I promise I will try to catch up. I only have taken a quick look at all your beautiful creations that are so inspirational.

Thanks so much for dropping by and I appreciate all your sweet comments. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Come Into My Parlor and Stay A While

Now doesn't this sound old-fashioned?
I first saw a card similar to the one I made, done by Lisa Johnson. She is the designer at Papertrey Ink that created the 3 PTI sets that I used. I have several of her sets and I love them all. The sets are called ON MY COUCH, ON MY COUCH ADDITIONS and CHAIR-ISHED. I used almost all of the images in these sets.
This was quite a job. Even though there was no real coloring involved it was very labor intensive. I first stamped the images that I thought I wanted to use on regular CS, cut them out and then arranged them. I already knew which DP I would choose. It is called LUSH from My Minds Eye. On the inside I used a white ribbon as a chair rail, I thought it would add some extra chic...lololol. I stamped the images on different designs of the DP and added some intensity using Copic markers B0000 and BG0000. Some of the images are popped up with dimensionals.

I only wanted to show the card with the bow tied but that covered up the images.

Boy, do I love that DP. I wish my living room would have such pretty wallpaper.
And for good measure..... another picture. A close up of the left inside. I hope I have not bored you all too much. I just wish I could take better pictures.... Whatelse is new, I keep saying this every time.....grrrrrrr.

I wish you all a good week and thanks for taking a peek

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mystery Tilda

Who knows this Tilda???? I have never seen her before. It is a stamped image I received from my dear friend Christina a long time ago. I have to say that she is my favorite Tilda, because she is so unique.

I wanted Tilda's outfit to have the Loden look. For the non-german speaking bloggers, Loden is a wool fabric that is usually olive green, brown, black or rust colored. I colored her with Prisma Pencils. The cardstock is from PTI and the matting is Basic Grey Archaic. On the right panel I stamped a border with Distress Ink using a Stempelglede flourish. The ribbon and lace is from my stash and I added a Prima flower.

And here is the inside.... I again used Basic Grey Archaic and white card stock for the matting. The middle panel is again stamped with Distress Ink, using the Stempelglede flourish stamps. The saying is from PTI Inside & Out: Thank you and stamped on a PTI die cut label. The peach ribbon and the heart embellishment are from my stash.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by and thank you for leaving such sweet comments.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

hAnglar Rag Doll Cutie

I have made another card using the little hAnglar rag doll. I will be entering the card at Lovely Hanglar Only Challenge blog. The theme is lace and I used a pretty one from my stash. All the matting is from a 6X6 pad from Making Memories called Chloe's Closet. I must have had it for two years now and I think I only used it ones. The image is colored with Distress Inks. The jewels are from Martha Stewart and I used a Fiskar's punch for the three small flowers. The inside is not yet finished so nothing more to show.

Happy Friday everybody and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Robinhood Edwin

Today I made a card for Just Magnolia and Magnolia Down Under. I have had this Cosmo Cricket Paper forever and I really love it. If I could take some good pictures I think it would show how pretty the paper really is.

I colored Edwin with Distress Inks and popped him up on 3 layers of circles cut with round Nestabilities. As I was looking for some flowers to add, these daisies from Martha Stewart seemed to be just perfect. The little ticket tag is a new die and stamp set from PTI and I used PTI's Smokey Shadow ink for the saying.

What do you think? I appreciate you dropping by....