Friday, June 29, 2012

Tilda's Family

The challenge theme for the June Magnolia-licious Highlites is to create something that showcases LOVE.  What could be better than Tilda's Family!?!

I decided this morning to make a card featuring Tilda's Family.  It really didn't take very long to get my ideas together and start coloring.

I am very pleased with how this turned out.  The rose paper in the background is from Magnolia Summer Memories paper pack.  The designer paper under Tilda and Edwin is from My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus stack. The doily is from my friend Jean.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is from the stash.

Here is the open easel view.

I think this card showcases love in the beautiful little family of Edwin, Tilda and Baby.
Thank you for taking time to stop by and share my card!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #88

Surprise! Surprise!!  Here I am on time finally :D  Today our Inventory Reduction Challenge theme is 4th of July, stars, red, white and blue.  What fun this one was!  The challenge this time was narrowing down the choices to just a couple stamps.

Tilda is already for the parade to begin dressed up in her sparkling stars dress and waving  her flag.
 Tilda in Star Dress is colored with Copics.  The designer papers are downloads from Gina K. The star clips are from the stash.  The 4th of July sticker was from AC Moore.

This fireworks paper was in a DCWV stack I got several years ago.  It is so vibrant.  The flag is a sticker I got a couple years ago and I added the phrase "Oh say can you see?"  Just seemed like the thing to do!
Tilda with Winding Flowers is from the Summer Memories collection just released - perfect timing:D
Tilda has her red and blue flowers ready for the festivities following the parade.
All the stars were cut with Nestabilities Stars dies.
The star burst stickers have a tiny rhinestone in the center. They are from the same pack as the 4th of July sticker.

This card was a very lot of fun to make and I thank you for taking time to visit.
Please be sure to stop on over to my friend Elle's blog.  She is sure to have a fantastic card for you to see!


New summer card on blog!

Hello to all you wonderful Maggie lovers out there in blog land!  Today I have a card for the Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge with "water" as the theme.  What is more summery than swimming or watching a boating event?

Tilda and Edwin are drying off after a refreshing swim at the local beach. They are watching the end of a sailing event followed by a giant fireworks display.

I covered the background with Sparkly Chunky glitter glue.  Even though the chunks are snowflakes, they look like lots and lots of stars.
The fireworks were made with Stickles applied over the printed bursts.
The water doesn't show very well, but boats need water to sail.
The sand is Ultra Fine Flower Soft in Earth color.
The tiny shells and starfish are buttons from which I removed the shanks.
The designer paper is from Webster's Pages Yacht Club.
The patriotic ribbon is from my stash.

What could possibly be more fun than watching the fireworks as America celebrates our independence?!
Thank you for stopping by and celebrating with me!!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Butterflies and Edwin

I sure don't know where the last week went, but it was gone before I realized it :(
I missed three challenges that I planned to enter and I'm very late for the Inventory Reduction Challenge that two of us are doing.

Here is my card featuring butterflies for the Inventory Reduction Challenge and Edwin for the Tilda's Town Challenge.

This beautiful paper is from Stampin Up!'s Sweet Pea paper pack.  I added some dimension by gluing flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts over some of the smaller printed flowers and some "green thingies" over printed flower that looked like lilacs.
The butterfly was punched using Martha Stewart's Monarch Butterfly punch.
This panel is the lower inside and features Edwin with Butterfly - perfect for the challenges I'm planning to enter.  The smaller b-flies were punched with another Martha Stewart punch.
The image was colored with copics and popped up using dimensionals.

Here is the open view showing the inside with the jotting panel and sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
     Tilda's Town - Edwin
     Inventory Reduction Challenge - Butterflies, flowers and yellow

Be sure to stop on over to my challenge mate Elle's blog.  She has a gorgeous card for you to see!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

CMC Challenge - Baby Themed

WOW!!  Two posts in one day for me.
This post is a baby card I made for our neighbor two doors up.  They are a young couple and have a nearly two year old big brother and now a new baby brother.  They are all so excited!  The baby is just adorable, but then aren't they all!?!

I made another card similar to this one a while ago.  It was fancier with lace trim around the layers.

I really love this image of Willow Holding Baby.  I t just reminds me of when my children were babes in arms.
 All of the embellishments were from Wild Orchid Crafts except the mint green ribbon.  It was in my stash.
The image was colored with Copics.

This is the upper inner panel.  Again, everything except the green ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This is the lower inner panel with the sentiment panel.
The couple really loved their card!

I'm entering this card in the CMC Copic Challenge theme Babies.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'd love to see a comment from you letting me know you came by.


Midweek Magnolias Challenge

Good evening, morning or whatever suits your location.  I have another card for  your review tonight.

Tilda with Wiola and Welcome to A Sweet Home are the featured stamps for this card.  It is also for the Midweek Magnolias challenge with the theme of Recipe 1-2-3.  Use 1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons and 3 flowers.  There are 3 flowers easily seen, 1 ribbon bow also easily seen.  The hearts on the fence are 2 buttons with the shanks cut off and applied with glue dots.  I hope that meets the criteria!

The house was cut out and mounted on a piece of dark green cardstock and the edges torn for a distressed look.
The images were colored with Copic markers.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.  The sheer ribbon for the bow and the heart shaped buttons were from my stash.

The inside of the card are very plain.  I didn't add any embellishments to the inside.

The papers are from Stampin' Up! I don't remember which set.  Last year I took most of my 12" x 12" papers and cut them into 6" squares.  It saved me lots of storage space, but I don't remember which set they came from.
Please take a minute to leave a comment and tell me what you think of this card!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #86 - Father's Day

Even though we are not "officially" a group anymore, the former teammates of Inventory Reduction Challenge have the list of challenges going through the end of August, so I'm going to continue doing them.

The theme for this week is Father's Day or masculine card with three layers.  This was another very fun card to make.

The designer papers are from Basic Grey's Oxford pad.  I really like the way they work together for this card.  I turned the layers a bit so the dp's underneath could be seen a bit more.

I used Happy Edwin and hand printed "Happy Father's Day" on the sign he's carrying.

He was colored with Copics.  His buttons were done with silver glitter pen.

The card base is Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake.  The layers are mounted on Bravo Burgundy. 

Edwin is popped up with dimensionals on More Mustard.

The bottom of the easel card has two flowers from Prima Marri Collection Melody.  The button centers are tied with Baker's Twine Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler from SU.

The sentiment panel was cut using Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles dies and mounted on dimensionals.

Here is a close up of the sentiment panel.

Many thanks for stopping by and visiting.  I wish a very happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

MDUC #150 Winter

Oh my! We're just getting into the warmer weather and I'm entering a challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog with the theme "Winter".  What is the matter with me?!? I'm trying several challenges this month to see which ones I want to continue doing.

For my card I used the old stamp Tilda with Sled and the Winter Day background.

Tilda was colored with my Copics.  Then I added Cotton Ball White Fun Flock to her jacket trim to get a fuzzy appearance.
The trees in the background were stamped and colored on the image and then a second set of trees was colored and trimmed out and mounted on dimensionals.
 Liquid applique was added and heated with my heating tool to puff up the "snow" for added dimension.
The poinsettias were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

On the inside of the easel card I added holly leaves and berries, also from WOC.
The sentiment panel was cut using dies from Nestabilities Labels 14.  The edges were inked with Always Artichoke ink from Stampin' Up!

That's it for this time.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tilda's Town #4 and TOMIC

WARNING!!  You may need sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen while viewing this loud and wild post :D

What a fun card this one was to make!  I used the Lime Rickey papers from Basic Grey again.  I'm trying to enter some of the challenges that are popular with Maggie lovers.  This Tilda stamp has been calling me for several weeks now, but I ignored her as long as I could.  I had no idea what to do with her and couldn't remember why I even purchased her.

Yesterday I decided it was time to ink her up and do something with her.  I wanted her to be very colorful, very over the top and lots of fun.  After I had her all colored up, I thought the Lime Rickey papers would be perfect for her.  So ---

I used Stampin' Up! cardstock in Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Glorious Green (discontinued color) and Real Red to separate the layers of Lime Rickey.  The ribbon is Crushed Curry mounted on a strip of Very Vanilla.

Here is a view of the card open.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment panel was cut using Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles and Classic Circles dies.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

    Tilda's Town Challenge #4 - Sketch
     TOMIC - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and risking a sunburn!!


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

IC #85 - Easel Card & TT #3 - Use Accessory Stamp

Sadly last week the decision was made to end the Inventory Reduction Challenges.  All of us will really miss the inventory reduction challenges. We have a list of themes through August 31. The Inventory Reduction Challenge theme for this week is to make an Easel Card.  I do a lot of them so this will be a piece of cake :D

Now I am going to work on the challenges for Tilda's Town.  They are every week so I'll still be doing at least one card  every week.  These challenges are posted online each week so there is no peeking ahead.

Here is my first card for Tilda's Town Challenge #3 - use an accessory stamp and a Tilda or Edwin.

I've used the Romantic Sunset background, Edwin in Miami and Mia-Mia the Flamingo stamps.

I colored everything with Copics.  I wanted to use the blue paper for the main background as it has random lines across it that look like water.
I trimmed out the top of the Romantic Sunset stamp and tore the edges.  Edwin and Mia-Mia were scissor trimmed and mounted on dimensionals.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The designer paper is from the new Magnolia Summer Memories paper pack.
The sentiment panel was cut using Nestabilities Labels Three, edge embossed and inked with Stampin' Up!'s Pacific Point ink.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The clear drops are Robin's Nest clear Dew Drops.
Here's a view showing the card standing up.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please leave a comment to tell me if you like this card.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #84 - Masking

Good morning Maggie lovers!!
Yesterday afternoon I had my card for this week's challenge all finished except for the final finishing touches.  BUT -- it wasn't going anywhere and was pretty blah.  Ever been there??  So at dinner time last night the decision was made - use the image panel and do a completely new card.

I will warn you in advance!!!  This card is wild and so far out of my comfort zone - but now that it's done, I really like it!!

The designer papers are from Basic Grey Lime Rickey.  I've had that pad for several years and had not used even one sheet of it.  But now --- !!

I used the new stamps from Summer Memories.  They are just the cutest!  I stamped Flip Flop Tilda first setting up the scene.  Then I stamped the grill.  After masking both of those images, I stamped the Log and Burger Tilda.
I used FY1 florescent yellow for Flip Flop's top.   The image was colored with Copic Sketch markers.

Then came choosing the papers.  Fun :D  I used a lime green to mount the image panel and a wild paper with lots of lime green in the patterns for the background.  The ribbon and lady bugs are from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I don't know what possessed me to buy that lime green ribbon, but was glad I had it as it matches perfectly.

The inside papers are as wild as the front.  Both are from the Lime Rickey pad.  The butterflies and lady bug started life as buttons.  I came across a shank remover tool at JoAnn's several years ago and used it to remove the shanks from the buttons.  I had to put a glue dot on the lady bug to keep her together!!  The heart charm is from Charm Barn. The blue scalloped paper is also from the Lime Rickey pad.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

You can remove your sunglasses now!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment to let me know how you like my "wild child".

Be sure to take a few minutes to stop by my teammates' blogs to see their creations.

Cathy Lynn