Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Debi

My friend and Stampin' Up! demo, Debi's birthday was the end of August.  She was away for a couple Sundays and I didn't get her card done on time.  She received it very late, but loved it anyway!

 I had decided to do an easel card, but did not want the front to be part of the easel display.  I glued the dp background only at the top and bottom edges so it would bend more easily when the card was opened.  The flowers had to be placed so they would bend with the dp.

Tilda was colored with Copics -
Apron - BG13, 11, 10; Blouse - R11, 12; Shoes - E43, 44, Crystal Effects; Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; Cardstock is SU Soft Sky and Blue Bayou; Tag was cut using Magnolia Tag die cut

Here the card is opened showing Tilda in her kitchen. Sure looks warm and cozy!
Stove - C7, 5, 3, 2; Tea kettle - B39, 37, 34, N1; Oven mitt - B37, 34, 32; Shelf and accesories- E29, 25, 53, YR02, 00, B0000, R08, E0000, B97, 95, 91; Kitty - Y26, 23, 21, E25, YR01; The tablecloth was paper pieced. Lace B0000; Table - E29, 25, 53; Tilda - Dress/pinafore - Y26, 23, 32, E97, 95, 93; Shoes - E71, 74, 79, silver glitter pen. The cake and muffins were cut from dp. The cake was covered with Crystal Effects and Pearl Pen White drops. The spatula was from Magnolia charms - Yummy for Your Tummy

Here is a side view showing the 3-D images.
I used very stiff clear plastic strips to make the images stand up. You do have to bend them up after opening the card.  I couldn't figure out how to make them pop up on their own.
The shelf and stove are on dimensionals.
The rug is 3 layers of cs cut with my Nesties petite scalloped ovals.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Debi's card!  Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our New Kitty!

Here is our new kitty!

She doesn't have a name yet.  We've been calling her little kits or squeaker.  She makes a squeaking sound instead of meow when we go in the garage to see her.

She is one very strangely colored baby!  That is light colored fur along the side of her nose and the white spot beneath her nose.

We had her for 5 days before she came out of hiding in the garage so we could see her. 

But now, she is a little sweetie and loves to be held and petted.  She purrs so loud for such a tiny thing. 

She's about 11 weeks old and weighs between 5 and 6 pounds.

Sure glad you stopped by for a minute to see our new little lady!


Anniversary Card for a Friend

My friend Carol asked me to make a special anniversary card for her to give her husband on their 48th anniversary!  WOW!! 48 years!  Blessings to both of them.

What could be more perfect than Tilda and Edwin as a Loving Couple? 

The flowers, leaves and chandelier beads are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.  Cardstock is from SU - Shimmery White and Pretty in Pink.

Of course they are colored with Copics.
Tilda's dress & shoes: B0000, BG10
Roses: R89,85, 83, YG97, 95
Edwin's suit: C5, 4, 2, 0

Sentiment is SU and stamped in Pretty in Pink

I saw this sentiment on another card "somewhere" and wrote it down so I would remember it.

It was just perfect for Carol's card and she loved it!

Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi.  Hope you enjoyed the card!


August Mingle Cards

I received the most gorgeous August Mingle card from JodyBlaufus.  I just love it!!

The pinks are so vibrant and summery looking.
The swirls, pearls, tiny roses and punched bottom edge are perfect touches.  Tilda is colored so beautifully.

The jotting panel has die cut hearts around it and more of those gorgeous swirls and tiny pink roses. What a great touch the ribbon lace across the bottom is!  

Here is the card opened and standing - just beautiful. 

I love it Jody!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a gorgeous, sweet card for me.

Here is the August Mingle I sent to Line Cinq-Mars.  It's safe to post it now as I got her thank you!

I used several Maggies - Spring Tree, Little Birds, Picnic Tilda, Butterfly, and Summer Background.

This was so fun to color.  Tilda's quilt was cut from a pice of dp that had several different quilt-like designs on it.

The cupcake, watermelon, honey bees and ladybugs are stickers. 

Edwin looks as if he is tired of waiting for Tilda to show up!  He may just eat his picnic without her.

Do you suppose they got their signals crossed and one of them is at the wrong picnic spot?!?

Here is the inside upper panel with a jotting area outlined.  The dp is from SU Welcome Neighbor pad.  The butterflies, bee and ladybug are more stickers.  All the bees are puffy stickers.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the cards. Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi".