Friday, October 30, 2009

Magnolia-licious Clean and Simple

Here is my super clean and simple card for the Magnolia-licious challenge! I thought this was going to be difficult, but I actually really like the results! I used an Edwin from the Christmas collection and a reef from Magnolia. The DP is by All My Memories. The branches are by Martha Stewart (Branch punch). Gold ribbon is also by Martha Stewart. I frosted laced Stickles throughout the project. This took way under an hour to complete and it definitely easy to reproduce. Check it out!!

Here is my creation:
Here is a side view:

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MMSC Challenge #25 and Anya Ink #4

For this card, I used the sketch for this week at Midnight Madness Challenge #25. I used an Anya image from The Greeting Farm. Anya Ink had a challenge that required two different ribbons and any number of circles and staples. The theme for the One Stop Craft Challenge is Celebration. I had a lot of fun coloring this image. Check it out!

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

Image by The Greeting Farm colored with assorted Copic markers. DP by Recollections. Staples from Daiso. Sentiment from JoAnns. Ribbon by American Craft and Pebbles Inc. Rhinestones by Kaisercraft.

A Lovely Tilda Sketch Saturday #74

Love is in the air for this Tilda. Using the sketch from Sketch Saturday, I was able to do a card in all different shades of red. This Tilda was quite fun to color. Check her out!

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:

Here is a view of the inside:

So pretty in reds and pink! Ribbon from American Craft. Edge punch by Martha Stewart. Flowers donated by Sandy Ma. Image is Tilda from Magnolia. Assorted Copic markers. Red DP from Michaels.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge #28

Here is my entry for the Just Magnolia challenge #28 which was to use a sketch by Marlene.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:Here is a side view:
Here is a view of the inside:

Ribbon and edge puncher by Martha Stewart. Image Magnolia Tilda. Assorted buttons, Prima flowers, and Copic markers. Gold Stickles. White and brown cardstock are by Recollections. Embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Rushed Birthday Card

So my friend Joanna is having a board game birthday party today and I made a little something for her. I used her favorite colors, hope she likes it! I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#16). I didn't have much time to get too creative with this card, but it turned out alright. This will be a short post, since I am in a hurry to pick up some play-doh, so I hope you all like it!

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

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It's Almost Halloween!

Since I've discovered the joy of card making, I find Halloween to be such a fun holiday! I'm sure I'll say the same when Christmas cards are in the works. Bottom line, this new hobby has made every occasion extra special! For this project, I used the Papertake Weekly Sketch #26. The Cupcake Craft Challenge week 62 is to make a card for things that go bump in the night. The Roses on Paper Challenge is for a card that's "nearly Halloween". Cute Card Thursday challenge #82 is looking for a spook fest. Pile it on Challenge #18 is getting ready for Halloween. Crafty Creations Challenge #38 is All Hallow's Eve and the Corrosive Challenge #34 is for Spooky Times. The One Stop Craft Challenge #51 is a Halloween theme. Okay finally done listing and linking all the challenge. Wow a record eight challenges in one, everyone is in the Halloween spirit!! Take a look below!

Here is the sketch:Here is my creation:
Here is the inside:Here is a close up of the right side:
Here is a close up of the left side:
For the image, I used a Halloween Tilda. I think she was very happy to be colored with Copic markers. Her spider on the other hand, suffered some casualties with its legs. The candy corn ribbon is from the $1 bin at Michael's. Candy corn stamp and trick or treat sentiment are from Katie & co. The orange fiber is by Basic Grey. The cauldron and boil bubble sentiment are from Doodle by Design (By E. Barr). Spiderweb is by TM Designs. Inside edge punch design is by Martha Stewart. Orange peel Stickles.

Hope you have enjoyed my creation!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #21 and Simon Says Challenge

I always seem to do the Sugar Bowl at the very last minute, I'm not sure why! I love doing this challenge because I absolutely adore Gorjuss Girls. The challenge for the Sugar Bowl is to follow a sketch. For the Simon Says Challenge, the requirement is to make a get well soon project. Since I am in a hurry to post, here is my card!

Here is the sketch:
Here is the front:
Here is a side view:The DP I used is from the DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack. Red card stock from DCWV mat stack (neutrals). Grey card stock from Paper Source. Ribbon from $1 bin at Michael's. Since I did not have a get well soon sentiment, I had to use "a note for you" from Stampin' Up (Sweet Little Sentiments) stamped with Chocolate Chip ink pad. Assorted Prima flowers. Kaisercraft Rhinestones. Orange ribbon by American Crafts. Cuttlebug embossing templates. Image is Gorjuss Girl stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Various Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Savannah Card and Candle

I was so excited to use the stamp I won from The Greeting Farm while they had their A Stamp A Day Giveaway. I chose Savannah and she was soooo fun to work with!! I also decided to tackle as many challenges as I could. The challenge for Paper Play this week is to use your favorite embellishment. I couldn't choose just one, so I used my favoriteS. I followed the card recipe for the Dutch Dare which was to use 2 different colors of cardstock, 2 different patterned papers, 2 flowers, 2 brads, and 2 gemstones/buttons. You could use more if you wanted, but the minimum requirement was two for each category listed. For the Cupcake Craft challenge, they wanted players to use buttons and stitching. Scallops were required for the Creative Card Crew. Last but not least, I used the sketch from Create 4 Fun. For the Anya Ink Challenge, the qualifier was to use stitching. The Anyone for Anya Challenge is to use autumn colors. Woo, seven challenges, what a task! Check out my card and candle combination!

Here is the sketch:Here is my creation:Here is the front of card:Here is a side view (for dimension):Here is the inside:
For the patterned paper, I used one yellow paper with flowers and another striped yellow and white paper. For my cardstock, I used salmon, green, white, and black colors to accent some of the colors from the yellow flower paper. For my stitches, I used Daisyd's tape. Assorted prima flowers throughout the project. Two white brads from Making Memories. Assorted buttons. The scallop punch is by Martha Stewart. Inside the balloon, cake, present, and sentiments are from Stampin' Up. Ribbon from Michael's. Various Stickles. Images colored with assorted Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

This week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge, Domi has provided a super cute sketch to work with. I have used Tilda again since I have missed her so much. She is just lots of fun to color and work with. This is also for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. I am going to a baby's first birthday on Saturday and have made a special card for the occasion.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:Here is a side view:

Here is the inside:
Have a great weekend!

Midnight Madness Challenge #23

Hello everyone, I'm back in action, hope you didn't miss me too much! After a week long episode of neck spasms and killer headaches, I finally felt good enough to get back in touch with my sweet Tilda and challenge blogs. This GREEN Tilda is from the Halloween collection. I used the sketch from the Midnight Madness Challenge. I recently had the pleasure of seeing Wicked in San Francisco and it was wonderful! This card is for my dear friend Bernadette who took me to see it. I have made Tilda into the main character, Elphaba. Also sticking with the Halloween theme, this card will also qualify for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is to go over to the "dark side". Let me know what you think!!

Here's the sketch:
Here's my creation:

Here is a side view:
Here is a side view of the dimension:
I didn't post a picture of the inside because I already wrote my special message in it before I took pictures. I was too excited to express my thanks! If you're ever in town to see Wicked, you definitely should!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Random Winner!


I just got chosen for an awesome prize from The Pink Elephant Challenge. How exciting and what a complete surprise! I think the badge above might be for the eleven cards that were chosen for the week, but I won something, so I want to proudly display the badge too! Hope that's okay, hehe. Thanks Betty (the scrappy witch) for offering the prize. Betty hosts the Scrapbook and Rubber Stamp Weekend Retreats, so check out her blog to see what's new.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge #21

Two cards in one day, how fun! This card is for the Midnight Madness Challenge #21 which is going to be over in less than 30 minutes. I wanted to participate in this challenge, but put it off until now, thinking I had another day to finish. To my surprise, it's due tonight! This also qualifies for the Roses on Paper Challenge #22 which requires the colors orange, brown, and green. The Pink Elephant Challenge #34 requires a tag which I used inside on the left, dots, which were my dew drops in the front, and punch, where I have used throughout the entire card. For the Sunflowers & Dragonflies Challenge #11, the requirement was sparkle and shine. As you can see, I've used plenty of Stickles, which I LOVE. Woo, I have spent SO much time on this card and I am really happy with the results.

Here is the sketch:
Here's my creation:

Here is the side view to show the dimension:
Here is the inside:Here are the pull out images:Here is a view of the tag on the left:Here is the right side:
I used the Halloween set of stamps form The Greeting Farm (which I've been dying to use). EK Success punch for the bats and border. Dew drops from The Robin's Nest. Various Stickles and Copics. Prima flowers from the Got Flowers? collection. Now off to add to Mr. Linky! Thanks for stopping by!

Sugar Bowl Challenge #20

Finally had time to make a new card!! So excited to get back into all my craft stuff. I've missed it so much! I took a break from card making to make a sock monkey from a pattern I got from Michael's. It was so fun learning how to make it and will post pictures of it in another post. For this challenge, I participated in the Sugar Bowl Challenge #20 with a sketch provided by Gayle. Check it out!

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:
Here is the inside:
For the borders I used Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch. Flowers were assorted Prima flowers from the Got Flowers? collection. Tuxedo Black Memento Ink for the Gorjuss Girl image. Various Copic markers (sketch & ciao). Paper behind image is from SEI paper pad (Poppy). Yellow DP from SEI paper pad (Lovebirds). Striped paper from DCWV stack (Rustic). Twine from Martha Stewart. Inside tag punched with Stampin' Up.

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