Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Happy midweek fellow Maggie friends!  I have decided to play along in another Color Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The lovely and talented Norma has chosen Blue & Brown for this challenge.  I very rarely, if ever, color with blues, so my Copic colors are limited, and I agree, I still need a lot of practicing to improve my Copic coloring skills LOL!  Anyway, here is what I came up with:
My card base is my usual 5.5" x 5.5" and I used SU! chocolate chip, followed by baja blue.  All of the DPs are from the Kaiser Craft 6"x6" "Le Chateau Collection" pad.  I really liked the print with this "Friendship" sentiment and decided to "offset" it so I wouldn't cover the pretty DP.  I die-cut the flourish from SU! kraft CS and used Cheery Lynn's Tropical Flourish die.  The little "Love" sentiment is also from this paper pack, and placed on a Memory Box "Ringed Buckle" die-cut, and I added a hemp bow with a little blue flower.  The huge flower at the top I made myself with Maya pleated brown ribbon and topped it with a blue rose from WOC. I wanted to mimic the ruffled peony flower.  Both Tilda and Love sentiment are mounted on foam tape for dimension.
This is what the inside of the card looks like.  I kept it flat and simple.  The sentiment you see at the top is from a talented and sweet friend from Idaho (you know who you are...and thank you very much!).  I die-cut it using my SB Labels 18 and distressed both layers with DIs.  The jotting panel again is very plain for easy mailing.  
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and for all the encouraging comments I have received.  I appreciate them very much.
Enjoy the rest of the week, and have a wonderful weekend doing what you love.
Warm Aloha Hugs,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just Magnolia and H&S Challenge: Pink + Lace + Pearls

Hi fellow Magnolia fans!  Happy Saturday/Sunday to you all, and I hope you are enjoying your last weekend day before returning to work (if you do work!).  I told myself to settle down and make a card with a Tilda since it's been a while and I surprised myself by actually completing it!  I want to join the challenge at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar and it calls for the color pink, pearls, and lace.  So this is what I came up with:
This is Tilda With Daisy from the Sweet Crazy Love collection...and I just love her!  I used a white lace trim on the bottom and topped it with some small pink fabric roses, and added some pearls to the flowers in the lace trim.  I cut Tilda out with a SB Labels Four die, and colored her with Copics.  I also added a pink vine from Memory Box called "Delicate Vine" and added some tiny pink pearls.  For the sentiment, I thought I would "dangle" the heart from the top of the card with pink pearls LOL!  And here's the inside of the card:
Very simple so it can lay flat when I mail it (postage has gone up again!).  I used the same lace trim and SB die for the jotting area, added a pink gingham bow and topped it with a fabric rose and that's it!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and I hope to get back into cardmaking very soon, especially with all the lovely new images from the Sweet Crazy Love collection! Have a wonderful day . . . every day!

Warm Aloha Hugs,