Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Brad

My son will be 34 on the 3rd of July.  He was born at 11:45pm and the dr asked me if i wanted to wait (after spending the day laboring) 15 minutes to have a baby born on the 4th...i said "NO"...of course i said that emotionally, i was laboring (no shots). :)  He was born 10lbs that was why i labored a bit longer...I lost 27lbs right after...:) 

Oh so why did i say all of that?  i made this gift bag for his birthday gift card:
 I did use a card sketch for this bag from Skipping Stones Design (i rotated it vertically and left the banner horizontal):

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 24
hair- E41, 31, 34
shirt- R24, 39
shorts- C3, CB
shoes- C1, 5, 7

Magnolia Down Under- Decorate a Paper Bag
Skipping Stones Design- Sketch
Tilda's Town- Time to Celebrate!

A fun new card with a nurse

This card construction was super fun..but i tweaked it a bit to put it on a card base instead of it standing alone.

The challenge at Card Crafter's Circle where i am on the DT this week is to make a constructed card with more then 2 folds.  This one has 2 pop-out sections and that has 3 folds each.

Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee and her images are so sweet!  The prize is 3 digis for the winner and 1 for each of the top 3's a good challenge, hope those that see this will pop over and play along!!

To see the instructions i used to make my card please go to "Box Arm Fold Card" at Strictly Stampin' blog.

Here is my card:
Closed view

Opened view

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summertime giving- especially for you

I was so fortunate to spend some time with my friend, Margo in Canada.  She wanted to learn to use her copics..and i thought i'd share what i could with her.  We both made the same card and she used the copics she owned (so that she could color something similar using those colors after i left) and i used the copics i use...and tried to use ones like she had.

I have made this card for two challenges:
This is the sketch i used from The Sweet Stop:

Just Magnolia- Summer Colors
The Sweet Stop- sketch

Edwin's Snowman

Right now I am thinking we all need a little cooling down with the temps in the US?
How about building a snowman???

 I made this card for Tilda's Town challenge using an Edwin image ...I think he looks like Edwin.
 The sketch  i used is from "The Sweetest Thing":

Tilda's Town- Edwin image
The Sweetest Thing- sketch

Sweet Vase of Flowers- Especially for you!

I am trying out a new digital image site called Paper Garden.  This image on my card is one of their should check them out!

Here is my card: (sorry for the blurred photo...i am not in my normal environment)

The sketch i used is from Tuesday Morning Sketches: (I flipped it to be vertical)

Tuesday Morning Sketches-sketch

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My pretty butterfly- Especially for you!

This card was made for my DT at {Pin}spirational Challenge Blog
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Here is the inspirational challenge photo:

Here is the card i created:

The sketch i used is from Creating Life's Pieces:

                                Copics used:
                                Tan- E41, 42, 43, 44
                                Aqua- BG10, 13, 15, 23, 49
                                cheeks- RV11
                                Stickles- Star Dust
Creating Life's Pieces- Sketch #48
Stamping Scrapping Challenge- Bugs (Butterfly is from Magnolia Butterfly Dreams 2011 sentiment Especially for you Chasing Butterflies 2009- Doo Hickey Die, Copics, Stickles)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wedding- Mr. & Mrs.

The challenge for this week at Card Crafter's Circle is Weddings.  Our sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy and their prize is 4 digi's from their store.

Instead of using the entire image i enlarged the image and cut the bottom half off.  This is a lovely image for a Wedding card.  I used several dies i had and added Stickles to some of dies as well as the image.

Here is my card:

 Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, RV11
Hair- E41, 43
Flowers- RV11, 66, YG03
Dress- C1, CB
Stickles- Star Dust

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Smash Book Alice in Wonderland Pocket

I've made this pocket for my daughter for her smash book..she has several and i thought the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches really looked like a pocket. I've also added a teapot charm that Alice is holding.

Here is my project/pocket:
Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, R20
Hair- Y00, 11, 21
Dress- BG10, 15, C5, B34, YR15, R29, C0

Sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Happy Biker

The weather is beautiful in the morning for a bike ride or to take a ride to pick some this Magnolia Tilda.  You only get that type of weather in the early morning on a lazy summer day...just like the challenge suggests at Tilda's Town.

Here is my card for this challenge at Tilda's Town:

 Copics used;
YR000, 00, R02, 14
Hair- E41, 42, 43. 44
Shirt- Y11, 21, YR23
Jumper- R0000, 81, 85
Pants- B000, 02, 04
Bike- G20, 21, 24
Leaves- G24
Basket- E31, 34, 37
Gray- C3, 5, 7

The sketch i used is from Seems a Little Sketchy:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Have a Magical Birthday

This image from Magnolia is very timely for grandson, Ayden; who is 5,  has started reading Harry Potter and is on the second book. 

My thought process for this card is a combination of several challenges...i totally made this card thinking of all of these challenges..

Totally Tilda's challenge is Pennant/Banners-(Stars)
Just Magnolia is Purple and White
and Magnolia Down Under is Bingo and i did the last row, Sentiment-Tilda-Lace/Ribbon

Here is my card:
Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, R02, 24
Hair- Y00, 11, 21, V01
Coat, dress, socks & Shoes- V000,01, 04, 06, 09
Wand- E31 34, 37, C1
Gelly Roll pen- Star dust

Sketch is from The Sweet Stop (rotated to the left) and with a twist/textures:

You are my All Star!

This card was my for my DT challenge at {Pin}spirational challenge blog.
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Here is the inspirational photo:

This is my card:

 Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, RV11
Hair- E41, 43, 44
Shirt, Patches- YR20, 15
Bear hat- BG10, 13
Shoes- C1, 3, 5
Jeans- B91, 93, 95, 99
Hat- R35, 37, 39, 89

Here is the sketch i used from Crafting Life's Pieces:

Crafting Life's Pieces- Sketch #48

Summer Fun- Guest Designer

I was so honored to be asked to be the first Guest Designer for Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I was asked if i could make a card for this occasion and include a headshot.  Those that know me...know that photos of me are not my thing.  So seeing as i visiting my daughter in CO i was really lucky for her to take my photo...she had me put on a bit of make-up too.  She had some fun because she got a new lens and took some really funky shots of me also...she and her husband really chuckled about those.  i guess my good nature could share one of those with you..i am thinking it might have been smarter to use that for my "guest designer head shot" instead of the normal one.  ha, ha!

At any rate, here is my card i designed for Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

Copics used:
YR000, 00, E53 R11
Pink/red- R20, RV23, 25
Blue/BG- B21, 23, BG10, 23, 72
Yellow- Y11, 21, YR23

Sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

My funny photo:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Alice in Wonderland has the key

I again have been wanting to use this image and change her into Alice...everything about her reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.  She is a Magnolia Tilda.

Here is my card:

Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, R02, 14
Hair- Y00, 11, 21
Dress- BG10, 15
Apron , Shoes- C0, 1, 3, 5 CB

Sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Tuesday Morning Sketches- Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- Distress
Midweek Magnolias- Recipe 1, 2, 3 (one ribbon, 2 black buttons, 3 metal flowers)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Citrus Fairy-Squeeze

One of the challenges that i wanted to do was a Fruit Challenge using a Magnolia Tilda...and i wanted to be a bit creative with what i had and made this image into a "Citrus Fairy".  I used paper with oranges on it.

Here is my card:

Copics used:
YR000, 00, R02, 14
Hair- E41, 43, 44
Wings- RV000, 02, N0
Dress- Y00, 11, 15, 21
Green- YG00, 01, 03, 17

Sketch used from Try Stampin' on Tuesday-

Try Stampin' on Tuesday- sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- Fruit