Thursday, December 10, 2009
I was fortunate to be able to have a "stamping day" with a friend I haven't seen for a while and it was so much fun to get together for "coffee and crafting." Ann makes beautiful cards but she doesn't have a blog yet and we're encouraging her to start one. Anyways, I saw a card she was working on so I CASED it! What better and fun way to create a card with all the ideas laying right before you right?!!! So here it is:
My card base is 5.5" square and I "snatched" it from Ann. It's by Bazzill Basics, smooth and no texture in a rich red. I don't know the name of the red polka dot paper as I also got this from Ann. The other DPS are from Magnolia, "So Jolly" Wrapped, and "Under the Mistletoe" Lingonberry.
Tilda was colored with Copics: Coat and Cap, R46 and R39; Coat trim, "pom pom," and shoes in E31 and E33, Present and Socks, E30 and YG97. Okay, I admit, I was lazy and basically used only two colors for each area...so I could get this done. But, most of all, we had fun eating and chatting and sharing ideas. Thanks Ann!
And, just a note for my GF Linda, yes, this card is just one layer! LOL! How did you guess I was going to wind down from stamping an image 4 times down to just one?!!! Running out of time. Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season. Enjoy yourself wherever you are or live. In Hawaii, we only have "liquid snow" which is what we call our rainy season. Catch a snowflake and think of me! Hugs to all of you!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
I made another mini easel box card with a calendar and a matching little gift box. I found the pattern for the gift box on Cornish Heritage Farms by Tracy Harp.
For the easel card/calendar, I used Magnolia's Spring Tilda, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I punched it out with SU! curly label punch
For the gift box, I used Magnolia's Tilda as Butterfly and computer generated the "I Love you This Much," punched it out with SU! word window punch.
Because there was so much going on with this box, I decided to make a little tag and put it on top of the box lid. It's from a Sizzix Happy Tags #2 die, the rectangle scallop die. I used my SU slit punch and punched the top of the tag as far in as the slit punch would go and it created an upside down half moon so I could fold the tag in half and insert it in the slit. I then adhered it with a little bow to the lid.
I used SU! Lavender Lace for the CS and base of both items, and the DP is from Laura Ashley's Sycamore Purple Collection. Both images are adhered with foam tape to give it some dimension. Oh yeah, the filligree and brad on the drawer is also from SU!
Thank you very much for stopping by today and spending some time with me. Most of you are out braving the crowd but I'll be heading out the door later this afternoon to work at one of Hawaii's largest and oldest (23rd year) Christmas Craft and Gift Show that starts at 5:00 PM. It ends at 10:00 PM and runs through the weekend. Maybe I can do some Christmas shopping there. To all you wonderful people out there, have a wonderful weekend, stay safe, and I hope you visit again.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Anyways, my card base is the usual 5.5" square that I love because you do much more on this size card. I used a double-sided CS from Worldwin but I cut off the label so that's all the info I have. (sorry) I then laid a slightly smaller piece of DP from Magnolia called "White Christmas - Vintage Christmas Rose." The DPs from Magnolia have such a nice weight and a slight texture and they are all gorgeous!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
The base is one of those CD folders and measures about 5" square all folded up. Isn't it nice to "find" things you haven't used in a while? Like out of sight, out of mind?!!! LOL! I covered the outside with SU! bashful blue CS and layered that with some DPs from my MAMBI paper pad. She likes the color blue first of all, then pink/brown. So I selected something with blue and ended up with this. I added some blue rhinestones to parts of the flourish design.
I used two Tildas to make this image. The main image is Tilda with Christmas Presents, and after coloring her with my Copics, I cut her out and removed the presents. I took the Tilda with Birthday Cake and colored only the cake and cut that out, and adhered it to Tilda's hand. That's the great thing about Magnolia stamps! You can interchange so many images and use all the accessory stamps for more than one occasion!
This is what the inside of the CD folder looks like. I colored Tilda with her floral headband (not sure of name anymore!) because somehow, after looking at the DP, it had a sorta "Hawaiian" floral look to it, and my friend used to dance the Hula, and now her two daughters do. So I picked this Tilda. I stuck a note on a card that is tucked in the pocket behind Tilda; you can see part of the flower and ribbon pull sticking out a bit. I will tuck a few small items in the side pocket that I hope she can use in her crafting, then send it on its way.
Thank you very much for stopping by again today. Even if you don't have a blog, you can feel free to leave me a comment so I know you took the time to visit me. Your comments are important to me, and I treasure reading all of them. I am open to constructive criticism as this will only help me improve my skills. I wish you all a wonderful week, and happy creating!
Friday, November 13, 2009
My card base is a 5.5" square. I thought this DP by Debbie Mumm (Creative Imaginations) was so pretty and I didn't want to cover up too much so I've made a simple card. I won't go into boring details since it's quite self-explanatory, but I have listed the Copic markers I used. The trim Tilda is sitting on is actually a deep burgundy velvet but it looks almost brown in the picture. Poor photographer I tell you!
Cardstock: Bazzill for card base and mat
Stamp: Magnolia - #311 Tilda in Winter Stockings (can be purchased from Diana's store)
Sentiment from H&M Stamps "All I Want for Christmas" set
Copics: Face/body: E50, E00, R11; Hair: E34, 99, YR24; Dress: Y11, 21, YR23, YG95, 97, RV11, 69, R11
Others: Ribbon and flowers from stash, mini buttons, Cuttlebug corner die
Thank you very much for stopping by today. I really appreciate your taking the time to come here. I wish you all a wonderful weekend, stay safe, and happy crafting if that's on your agenda.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I went to a gathering at Jamee's house... to celebrate the upcoming New Moon movie that will hit the theaters in Hawaii on November 20th. We were asked to dress in the traditional Twilight colors of red/black/white. Theme music from Twilight and New Moon were played in the background and it was soooooo soothing! We had a lot of fun and food, food, food. Talking and believe it or not, we did some Make n Takes!!!
Here are the RAKs I made for each gal:
This box was die-cut from my Sizzix "Bag with Scallop" die using a red CS from Bazzill. I cut a piece of white CS to fit the front of the box and embossed it with my Cuttlebug EF.
I used my MS fence border punch to make the black fence. I stamped Edward's (edited: Linda caught my boo-boo...somehow his name always comes out as Edwin, as in Magnolia???!) face and the "Cullens" with Memento tuxedo black onto PTI select white CS, then cut or punched out the image. (Sorry all you Jacob fans!
A new fashion jewelry store opened up right next to one of our LSS and I stopped in and she had these beautiful crystals and hair pins so I thought it would be perfect! All the girls have long hair and wear it up most of the time, and the crystal pendant can be hung up behind the car mirror. (Do cyrstals ward off "bad" things? LOL!)
The pins were placed in the red organdy bag and inserted into the box.
I found some clear glass votive holders and picked up some rub-ons to place around the top of the holder, added some very fine tinsel shreds, then placed a flameless tea light candle in the center...needed for the Twilight time of day!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thank you for spending time with me today, and I wish you all a very blessed week.
Friday, October 23, 2009
My card is a 5.5" square and the base CS is from a stack of CS I bought a long, long time ago from Ben Franklin so I don't know what color it is but it matched the Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday stack I received from my dear friend Suzan. I distressed the edges of the card base as well as the "yellow moon" with Memento London Fog.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I stamped Tilda with Memento Black Tuxedo on PTI select white CS, colored with Copics then cut her out. Tilda is mounted with foam tape for dimension. Flowers are from Kaiser Craft
The card base is 5.5" square and I used CTMH black CS.
The "loopy" mat is a 5" square and is made with both the Martha Stewart corner and border loopy punches.
The DP is from Bo-Bunny/Alissa So Cute
Stamps: Magnolia - Dinner Tilda and SU! Sweet Little Sentiments
This is what the inside of the card looks like. I tried to carry through the same theme.
I made a boo-boo on this card actually . . . I forgot to round the corners on the DP mat piece, but everything was adhered already and I couldn't take it apart! This is what happens when you are trying to make a card after midnight and you know you should go to bed but somehow your mind is telling you to work on something and an idea comes! LOL!
I made another card with basically the same concept and I will share that probably tomorrow.
Thank you for stopping by today and spending a few moments with me. It's early yet, in Hawaii, so after dinner I will be doing some blurfing! Have a wonderful week and hug the ones you love.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I almost forgot to post this card I made for Teri's September OCS (one card swap). My partner was Enjoli and I posted the beautiful card she sent to me a few posts below. Enjoli is a very talented gal living on the Big Island of Hawaii, where there is still an active volcano and the island keeps increasing because of the lava flow! How exciting to live where you have snow on the the top of Mauna Kea and you can surf or swim down the hill!
Anyways, on to my card, it's very simple and I finished it just in time to mail it to her on the day we left for vacation!
This is the front of the card and I used a QuicKuts "Pop-up Door" die, and of course lovely Jam Tilda from the A Little Yummy for your Tummy collection from Magnolia stamps. She was colored with Copics, cut out and popped on the "door" frame. I added a bit of pink lace trim for the curtain.
This is the inside of the card. I again used the same QuicKutz die and cut it from Bazzill CS in pink. Enjoli's favorite colors are pink and green so I tried my best to use these colors for her.
Inside of the "door" is a short message. Both doors were tied closed with a pink ribbon.
That's it for this card!
Thank you for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me. I hope I've recovered from our vacation and hope to start creating again. I am working on several projects for a get-together I've been invited to at the end of this month but I want it to be a surprise for the gals so I'll post it next week just before the event.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend, stay safe, have fun, go shopping for more craft supplies, come home, create more lovelies to share with us, and hug the ones you love!
Friday, October 9, 2009
This is the inside of the card. Both sentiments are from SU! God's Blessings.
The top sentiment reads: "May God's love heal your sorrow, and may His peace replace your heartache wih warm and loving memories.
The bottom sentiment reads: "A friend is someone who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love, and encourages you with hope.
To the Nibling family, I send you my deepest sympathy.
Well, have a great weekend and don't forget to hug the ones you love and tell them so! Be back next week! Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me today. It is always appreciated.