Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lend Me Your Umbrella

This is one of my favorite Tildas. She is just so cute standing with an umbrella in the rain. I've decided to enter the following card into the Roses on Paper challenge #19 which requires the use of a punch. In addition, I used the Paper Take Weekly sketch #22 for this card. Check it out!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my creation:
Thanks for stopping by and looking at sweet Tilda!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

I've fallen in love with paper crafting, especially card making. Since I picked up this hobby from my most wonderful aunt a month ago, I haven't been able to stop making cards! There are times where I feel like I haven't made a card in awhile, but then I check back here on my blog, and I've been making about one card a day!
Recently, I've made two cards for "Your Next Stamp", who is having their very first design team call!

Here are the two together:

Here is the one with Tilda:
Here is the second one:
Let me know what you think! I had a blast making these cards.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Friday Sketchers #65

Finally got time to work on the Friday Sketchers Challenge. Been looking/observing this sketch for awhile and wanted to come up with something good. Once again, my creation turned out kind of plain. For some reason, this week has been filled with plain and simple cards, not sure why. Feel a little creativity stunt. Well anyways, here it is!

Here is the sketch:
Here's my creation:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tilda Says Hi!

Just made a card with Tilda for the Copic Creations Challenge #10. I had an idea for this in my head but it turned out to be kind of plain.

Here's my creation:
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Summer Babies!

A card for my mom's friend who just had a new baby boy! Also submitted it to Pile It On Challenge #11.

Here's the front:Here's the inside:
Congrats Hsiao family!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge Week 1

This has been a weekend of birthdays! Today I am going to a BBQ to celebrate my friend's hubby's birthday! This is my first time making a 6x6 card for a boy using the Basic Grey Challenge sketch. This was a fun card that was done in about an hour and a half! Check it out and let me know what you think! I am off to yummy food!

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:
Here is the inside:

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Birthday Ocassion!

To celebrate my friend Annie's 25th birthday, I have made a card using the Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch! I also used colors to qualify for the Roses on Paper Challenge which were orange, brown and warm red. In addition, since it is for my friend's birthday today, this card will qualify for the Just Magnolia Challenge where the theme is friendship!
I am also going to enter the matching Tilda bookmark to the September feature in the Magnolia group in yahoo and the Simon Says Stamps Challenge which asks you to make anything but a card. Without further ado, here goes the pictures!

Here is the sketch:
Here are the creations:
Here is the card:

Here is the inside of the card:
Here is the bookmark:
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Aunt Sandy!

For this special occasion, I have used the Friday Sketchers #64 sketch to create a birthday card for my dear aunt. Also, to qualify for the Sunflower & Dragonflies challenge, I made a complimentary bookmark to match the card. My aunt loves to read, so I thought it would be a great idea to include it with the birthday card. Enjoy!

Here is the sketch:

Here are my creations:Here is the card:Here is the inside of the card:

Here is the bookmark up close:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Double Challenge

This post is for the Roses on Paper and Friday Sketchers challenges. Roses on Paper wanted hearts in the creation. I was going to emboss the lighter purple paper to make a nice background, but I have a bad habit of gluing things before I am ready. Therefore, this card is really plain. Since Roses on Paper did not have a sketch to follow, I decided to use the one from Friday Sketchers. I don't know about you, but I like the idea of having a sketch to follow. I wish that I could do more with this card, but I have to start packing for my camping trip!

Here is the Friday Sketchers Sketch:
Here is my creation!
It's kind of hard to see, but "All you need is love" is embossed in the corner. Have a LOVELY weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #16

Been having a lot of spare time on my hands since I've been out of college, so what better thing to do than to join challenges?? This one is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge #16.

Here's the sketch:
Here's my creation!
Close up of Gorjuss Girl and doodling (lines and dots):
This was my first time trying to add some shadow/shading underneath to ground my image (as wonderfully suggested by Diana from Magnolia-licious). Though I tried, I do not think it turned out too well. Does anyone have any tips and suggestions? I color with Copics, so perhaps someone can help me with improving in this department. Also, I am wondering what others use for gluing their ribbons. Here there are four layers of ribbon: brown, cream, green, and a creamy/clear layer on top. It was difficult to get the glue from showing. Let me know if you have any suggestions! Thanks so much!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Christmas in August?

I've come up with a great idea for the Magnolia-licious August sketch. I think I have done something that can be considered for "thinking ouside the box". I also found that this can qualify for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #19, so I have entered for that one also. What a fun sketch for my second challenge! I hope you all like it!!

Here's the sketch:Here's my creation!
As you can see, I've rotated the image and put chilly Tilda in a snow globe! The back of the snow globe was vellum paper I embossed with a Cuttlebug template. The outside of the globe was an old plastic paper file keeper I found in my stationary. I have yet to find a stencil for circles, so my circles are a bit imperfect. Please let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Adding A Bit of Color

I've been wanting to put my Tilda resting/sitting in a circle, so I had some time to think of a creation. This card was not made for any reason except for the pure joy of my new found hobby. I haven't had much experience putting together cards with many different colors and came up with this fun card. Hope you all like it!

Card Front:
Close up of Tilda:
Inside with folders and flowers that were entirely time consuming to cut out:

Overall, a project that was really fun to do. Feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions!