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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pink and Yellow Challenge Card

I created a pink and yellow card for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Pat invited me to join in the challenge even though I am not sure my cards are good enough to be entered into a challenge. However, I had fun creating and making this card. Pink is one of my favorite colors and yellow does look nice with it (Of course, I added a little purple as well as that is my other favorite color. I guess I am just a typical girl.) I chose to use a bright pink instead of a pastel pink as I enjoy the jewel colors more than the pastel colors. I also got to ink up one of my new Magnolia Stamps from my pre-order and use my new Magnolia Doohickey die called Doily Flowers. I just love this Snowy Hugs stamp. I knew when I saw it that I would get that one as it can also be used after Christmas for just a winter card. When I created my first flowers with the Doily Flower dies, I thought that these dies create beautiful flowers. I attached the small and large flowers together with an antique brad from Stampin' Up.

Here are a couple pictures of my card:

A closer view of the image:

Items Used:

Stamps: Magnolia and Stampin Up

Dies: Magnolia and Spellbinders

Card Stock and Designer Paper: Stampin' Up

Crochet Ribbon, Brad and Rhinestones: Stampin' Up

Markers: Copic

Dye Stamp Pad: Stampin' Up

I am also going to enter my card in the 7 Kids Give Thanks Challenge. I haven't entered my cards in many chanllenges, so I hope that I have good luck in these two and can gain some experience in making cards for challenges.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card, and I hope that you will leave a comment if you have a moment. Have a great stamping day!!

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mentor/Peer Card

I made a card for my mentor/peer at work. He has been going through some rough times at work and personally, so I wanted to send him a card that said hang in there. I received this stamp in my summer kit (Hanging Edwin) and thought that it would be a great one to use. It seemed to go with the sentiment of... Hang in there, but better still he had been in the navy. Therefore, nautical theme works.

I have had this card in my head for a while. I wanted to use the seabackground and use acetate to create the image of a window. To do this I stamped and colored the image first. Then I stamped it again and only colored the outside part of the image. I cut out the middle or window on the image. Then I attached the acetate to the second image and put silver brads to imitate rivits on the porthole. I then layered this on the first image and popped it up using dimensionals. I was pleased with the result.

Here is the front of my card:

Here is a closer view of the image:

Following are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Stampin' Up and Couture

Designer Series Paper: Stampin' Up

Ribbon: Stampin' Up

Brads: From Stash/Hobby Lobby

Acetate: From Stash

Coloring: Copic Markers (Sorry, I did not keep track of the colors that I used)

Rub Ons: American

I hope that you like my card. Leave me a message and tell me if you think the acetate worked to give it that window feel. Have a great stamping day!!

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Fall Wedding Card

My nephew was married on October 30th. I was supposed to attend his wedding, but was so sick I couldn't attend. I will travel home to WV to visit and take this card that I made for him and his new bride. I hope that they like the card and the gift card that I purchased for them. They are putting together a new home together, so I thought that I would just give them a gift card. That way they can purchase whatever they need or want for their new home.

Here is the front of the card that I made:

Here is a closer view of the image:

Here is the inside of the card and a closer view of the image:

Following are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Stampin' Up, Gina K, and Couture

Designer Series Paper: Stampin' Up

Pearls: Stampin' Up

Dies: Spellbinders and Sizzix

Coloring: Copic Markers (Sorry, I didn't keep track of the colors), Spica

Stamps: Magnolia and Stampin' Up

Other: Stickles

I hope that you like my card. If you have a moment, leave me a comment. Have a great stamping day!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

August Mingle and Challenge Card

This is my first time joining in the mingle with the group. I made this card for Martina Brill!!! I hope that she likes it. I am also entering this in a paper piecing challenge. I hope that it wins!!

Here is the card that I made:

Here is a closer view of the image:

If you want to leave a comment, please feel free to leave one below. Any comments are welcome!!

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Graduation Card for Neice

Several weeks ago I created a card for my niece, Kelsey, that graduated from high school. She is a lovely girl who has gone to Perdue University this year. I hope that she enjoyed her card and she has a great time at Perdue this year making friends and just being a student. Great Job, Kelsey, great job, and good luck!!!!!

In any case, here is the card that I made for her:

Here is a closer look at the image:

If you would like to leave a comment, please do so below. Any comments are welcome!!!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Card of Firsts

I made this card for a friend at work to thank her for her kindness. My thought was to make her an easel card so she could put it on her desk. I had never made an easel card and they looked complicated. I had seen everyones else's and decided those are just oo hard for me!!! However, I thought one would be great for my friend, so I got on line and began searching for instructions. I found them on Splitcoast Stampers and various blogs. How easy they are once you overcome your mind!!
Next my freind is African American, so her tilda should have the same skin tone. I had never done any skin tone except caucasion. So I used looked up the best colors to use on "I Like Markers." My coloring turned out okay, but I will need to practice a little more on using these colors.

Last, I have been interested in trying new papers other then my Gina K paper, which I love!!! This time I used the Cryogen White Irisdescent paper. I like the shimmer of the paper with my markers, but it is not as easy to color and blend as my Gina K paper. I will use it though, because there are times when you just want that little bit of shimmer.

I am going to enter my card in the Magnolia Birthday Bash challenge. I don't know if I have enough bling on my card, but I have Stickles and my iridescent paper. Hopefully that is enough shine and bling!!!

In any case, here is my card. I hope that you like it and will leave a comment. Any CC is also welcome.

Here is a closer view of my coloring:

Copic Markers used:

Skin: E25, E27, E29, R22 or R24

Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9

Outfit: V000, V12, V15, V17

Flower: G07, YG03, YG 16, Y000, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y26

Have a great day and happy stamping!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Graduate

It has been a while since my last post!! I have been busy finishing up my things in my old position and changed jobs. I am just about 1 week into my new position. It is taking quite a bit of my time right now, but I am still getting a little time to make my cards. This card I made for my nephew who is graduating from my college Alma Mater, West Virginia University. My husband and I are traveling from Ohio to West Virginia this weekend to attend his graduation. He is a nice young man and is graduating with a degree in Forensic Science. He is going to be a CSI or whatever police forces call their scientists that assess crime scenes. We wish him well and hope that his future will be blessed with only the best things in life!!

In any case, I made him a Gradution card. I used Graduate Edwin. I hope that he likes his card.

Here is a closer picture, so you can see the coloring.

I used Stampin' Up colored card stock, ink, buttons, and stamps, nestibilities and Cuttlebug folder and die. The brads are just from my stash. Following are the copic markers that I used:

Cap and Gown: B99, B97, B95

Tie and Shoes: Y15, Y13, Y11

Shirt Collar and Diploma: C1, C2, C3

Shoe Laces and Soles: E27, E25

Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20

Hair: Y11, Y21, E97, E99

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment and any constructive criticism is welcomed.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Fairytale Tilda

Hi fellow bloggers. This is the card that I finished last night using Fairytale Tilda. I just fell in love with this stamp. I have to say that when I first looked at this collection, this stamp did not catch my eye as the Magnolia insignia covered the frog. It was not until I saw this on a few others' blogs that I saw how completely adorable it was. To make this card, I used Stampin' Up colored card stock, designer paper, ribbon, buttons, and twine; the large circle and scalloped circle nesties; copic sketch markers; clear spica pen; and Prism Simply Smooth ivory paper.

I usually use the Gina K 120 lb paper, but this time I wanted to try using other paper. This is the paper that my local scrapbook store carries. I have to say that I like my Gina K paper better. However, this is not terrible paper. I did have a little more trouble blending the copics with this paper. It seemed that when I tried blending with my lighter color, it would completely remove or fade the darker color. You couldn't see how faded it was until the ink was completely dried on the paper. When the paper was wet, I would like the blending of the colors, but as it dried, the color would continue to fade. However, I will continue to try new papers to see how I like them.

In any case, here is my card.

Here is a closer look at my coloring.

Following are the copic markers that I used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20

Hair: E31, E25, E29

Dress, Roses, and Flowers: R85, R83, R81

Wings: BG05, BG01, BG000, Clear Spica Pen

Frog and Leaves: G07, YG06, YG03

Crown: Y15, Y11, Y00

There is one thing that I want to add to this card, though, before I mail it. I want to add some diamond glaze or crystal effects to the frog. Most frogs are wet and a little slimey. I thought that the diamond glaze or crystal effects would add this effect of a wet and slightly slimey frog.

I welcome any comments even constructive criticism, and I hope that you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed making her. Have a great day!!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Spring!!

Yesterday, I finished my second Tilda card. I wanted to do something for Spring, so I chose an image out of the new Hoppy Easter Collection and paired it with the Magnolia Swing. I used the Tilda with Flower in her Hair image. This image is just great for Easter and spring.

All of the colored card stock, designer paper, ribbon, tag punches, and corduroy buttons are from Stampin' Up. The flowers are Prima. The glass garland is from Magnolia. Although, the pictures does not reflect this, the color of the glass garland is light pink.

Instead of using my flowers as an embellishment in one of the corners, I wanted to use them as blooms on the tree branch. This reminded me of spring. I use dimensionals to pop the Tilda image and the tag out on the card. Below is my image.

The Colors that I used to color this image are as follows:

Hair: Y11, Y21, E97, and E99
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Dress: RV23, RV21, RV000, G07, YG06, YG03
Eggs: G07, YG06, YG03, V17, V12, V15, BG05, BG01, BG000, B14, B12, B00, Y21, Y11
Shoes: E40, E42 and Black .30 Multiliner SP
Wood Tree Limb and Swing Seat: E59, E25, E99, E33, E53
Leaves: G07, YG06, YG03
Rope: E53, E51, E50

Below is a closer picture of the coloring

I hope that you like her. I just loved the spring feeling that she brings. I am so ready for Spring and nicer weather!! I welcome any comments and suggestions that you may have. Happy Spring to everyone!!!

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Monday, March 15, 2010

My First Magnolia Card

Today I finished my first Magnolia Card. Since I have been coloring images for quite some time, I thought that I would start with one of my finished images. However, in trying to use my copic airbrush system for the first time, I destroyed that image and had to start over. (The airbrush system definitely takes some practice.) Several hours later, and here she is. I used Beach Tilda and the coordinating bathing ring. I picked her because I am so ready for Spring and Summer that she seemed like a great choice.

In any case, here is a picture of my card:

She is a little more involved in putting her together than most images. I stamped Tilda first and then used my stamp positioner to get the bathing ring right where I needed it to be. I then used my Labels 4 nesties to cut out the image. I left the image in the nestie and used my airbrush to add the water and sky colors. I used a little darker pen to add shading to the water. Since I wanted to paper piece the bathing ring image, I stamped that image on DSP and cut it out. I glued that paper pieced image over the original image matching up the images. The next step was to stamp another Beach Tilda image, color the image and cut the image out. I then glued the cut out image over the paper pieced bathing ring and the original image mathching up the images. The rest of the card was just puting all of the other pieces together.

Below is a close up picture of my coloring:

I also took a picture of all of the copic markers that I used:

I hope that you enjoy her as much as I do. I look forward to any comments and suggestions that you may have for me.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

First Post

Today is my first day using a blog. I have not ever had a blog before, but I have have had others ask me if I had a blog where I share the cards that I make. I have resisted up until now as, although I am not completly technologically challenged, I still feel overwhelmed. However, I have seen some amazing cards and projects on blogs and I just feel that it is time to take the plunge. My blog will be generic until I can figure all of this out. A person has to start somewhere, though!!

I have really love the Magnolia Stamps and copic markers are amazing!! I love that I can get a vivid bright color with a watercolor blending technique. I hope to have some card samples soon. Until then I hope that you will enjoy some of my other work. The picture above is for a class that I am having in my home. Later, I will have some Tilda cards to share.