Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Finally - October Birthday Cards

Whoa!!  Has it really been since Oct. 23 that I did my last post?  Where has the time gone?!?

There were some things I thought I'd get to and didn't like finishing the last 4 blocks for an machine embroidered quilt I started way back in July, 2003.  I had completed the first quilt.  The blocks for a second one were used as class samples as I taught classes at Bailey's Sewing Center, our local machine store. I had also purchased the patterns for a Passionate for Pansies quilt.  I really want to do that one.

In the unfinished state there is also a counted cross stitch triptych called Amid Amish Life.  I have one side panel and the larger center panel completed a the third side panel started, but unfinished.

I have a couple boxes of other type projects that are unfinished.  Will I ever get to them?  Maybe.

Then there are all the card projects that I haven't done.  I print out pictures and tutorials, if available, for cards I want to do sometime.  Perhaps in 2014 I will make time to try lots of them!!!

And -- I need to go to the Yahoo site and do some "testing" to see if some of the problems have been resolved so I can get the Mingles up and running again.  I miss not doing them:(

In the meantime I have pictures of the birthday cards I made for Maggie Yahoo Group October birthdays that I didn't post yet.  Yes, you read that correctly (shame faced).

This card went to Monica Rathbun.

This one went to Terri Schmidt.

This one went to Wilma Zengotita.

Denise Queeley received this one.

Wendy Kaput was the recipient of this card.

I apologize for being soooooooo late in posting the pictures of these cards.  I truly hope each of the ladies enjoyed their cards and had wonderful birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

August Birthday Cards

I am hoping that by now everyone has received their August birthday cards. So let's get right to it and have a look at those pictures!!

The images used on all of the following cards were colored with Copics. Most of the flowers came from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbons were all from my stash.  The card bases are all Stampin' Up cardstock.  The designer papers came from several sources in my stash.

The first one went to Shirley Wilson.

Tilda with Big Ice Cream was so fun to work up.  It brings back lots of fun summer memories.The Ice Cream Stand needed the Happy Birthday banner on top to make Tilda feel really special.  The ice cream cone sticker was from my friend Lillian.

Here's a close-up of the stand.  I put glossy accents over the counter part of the stand.  I tied the banner to the top knobs of the canopy to make it look like a floating banner.  The banner is Magnolia.
I hope you had a great day, Shirley!

It doesn't matter where you live.  If you want a birthday card, be sure to sign up at the Magnolia Yahoo Group Home page.

The next card went to Renate Landgraf in Germany.

Renate's card is the same as Shirley's except I used green for the color scheme.
Happy Birthday, Renate!  The background paper was from my friend Lillian.

Next card coming up went to Shana Tackett and features Piping Tilda and Little Rose Cake.  That little cake was the perfect size to go with Tilda's icing bag.

Shana got a peek into Tilda's kitchen as she put the finishing touches on Shana's birthday cake.  That cake sure looks yummy!  Happy Birthday, Shana!

Tilda is strutting her stuff showing off her special cake for Marjorie Lindleu.  Looks a little like it might be a strawberry flavor.  The background paper came from Lillian.

I hope your birthday was very special, Marjorie!

The last card for this post went to Madge Haycock. Love, love, love Tilda is a real sweetheart.

 Tilda colored up so quickly.  The bottom of the card is edged with Tilda Lace die cut.
Aren't those heart shaped chandelier beads just too cute!?!  The heart covered paper was a perfect compliment to the hearts Tilda is throwing.  This paper came from my friend Lillian.

I hope your birthday was wonderful and you enjoyed the day, Madge!

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at the birthday cards I made for all these wonderful ladies.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lots of New Cards!

What a slow poke I am!  Every month I tell myself that I need to get my blog updated with the Mingle and birthday cards I've done.  But, here we are at mid-October and I still have not posted the pictures of my September birthday cards.  So here goes --

I know all the ladies have received their cards now.  All the colored cardstock papers are from Stampin' Up and the white mounting panels are all Cryogen White.  The background papers are all from my friend Lillian. 

For the first one I used Forget-Me-Not Tilda.

Tilda is colored with Copic markers.    The lavender panel was cut using Nestabilities Labels Twenty-three.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The green flowers were from Melissa Frances Embellishments.
This little cutie went to Helen Phelps.  Happy Birthday, Helen!

Next was Sunflower Tilda all decked out in her fall colors dress.

She was colored with Copics, of course!  The mounting panels were cut using Nestabilities Labels Seventeen for the Baked Brown Sugar and the white panel was cut from Cryogen White card stock and cut with Labels Twenty-nine.  I love the new shapes of the dies.

The brown and tan flowers were from WOC, the green leaves and orange flowers were from Wal-Mart.  The brown felt rick rack was from my stash.

This card went to Wilda Reaves, who surprised me with a phone call to personally thank me for taking time to make her a special birthday card. Happy Birthday, Wilda!!

Tilda Longstocking was very fun to color!  I can just imagine her sticking out her leg so everyone can see her new stockings!

The panels Tilda is mounted on were cut with Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles.
The flowers are from WOC and edged with Stickles Crystal Ice.  The swirl was cut with Doohickey Leaf and Swirl die, then covered with Stickles.

I hope Annette Reed enjoys her card for a long time.  Happy birthday, Annette.

I was really on a roll coloring images for a couple days!!  Secretive Tilda was another fun coloring job!

After coloring with Copics, I mounted Secretive Tilda on a panel cut using Nestabilities Labels Twenty.  I love the Nestabilities dies and all the fancy shapes they come in now.  All of the flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon was from my stash.  The darling butterfly was from my friend Lillian.

This sneaky little Tilda went to Christine O'Malley.  Happy birthday, Christine!!

The last September birthday was for precious Maz Carter, who still has her smile in spite of her health issues the past year or so.

Tilda Loves flowers was colored with Copics and mounted on a panel cut with Nestabilities Labels 29 die.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The flowers are mounted on Doohicky Heart  Swirl Die and the Leaf and Swirl die.  The green ribbon was from my stash.  The butterfly was from Lillian.

Maz sent me a beautiful thank you email.  She is really enjoying her card!  Happy Birthday, Maz!!

Thanks so much for joining me for a few minutes and looking at my cards!  Please leave a little love in a comment.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tilda's Town Challenge - Use Magnolia Background

I like using the background stamps and certainly don't do it often enough.  The challenge at Tilda's Town this week is a good reason to pull some of them out again.

Since it's fall and the leaves around my home are turning and falling, I used The Oak Tree and Fall Background stamps.  Then I added Tilda in Autumn Leaves.  Reminds me of when I was much, much younger and my children were young.  We all liked playing in the freshly raked piles of leaves.  Dad didn't like it very much, but we did!!

Doesn't Tilda look like she's having the time of her life!?  I used SU's Cajan Craze for the card base.  The designer paper was from SU's Well Worn dp.  The images were stamped on Cryogen White.
It was colored with Copics and sponged with SU's Bashful Blue and Garden Green.  The tiny bee was in a package of tiny sunflowers from my friend Lillian.

I stamped Tilda first, then masked her off and stamped the Oak Tree and the Fall Background twice.  It looks like it is raining leaves - just like at my house!

The inside of the card features Mini Fall Background stamped twice and Mini Scarecrow Tilda.  The sentiment is a regular size stamp that just happened to fit in the space I left for a sentiment. The shape was cut from my new Spellbinder's die Labels 26.

This image was colored with Copics and sponged the same as the front.

I am going to enter this card in the Tilda's Town Challenge #70 Use a Magnolia Background stamp.

Thank you for taking time to stop by and look at my fall card!  I love your visits.


Sunday, August 04, 2013

July Birthday Cards

Now that everyone has received their July birthday cards, I'll post pictures of them for all to see.
I really enjoyed making these cards and hope the ladies are still enjoying them.

I just love Joyful Tilda! She is colored with Copics and mounted on a teapot cutout.  I googled "teapot stamps" and this one was perfect for what I wanted.  And the basic shape echos the teapot Tilda is carrying on her tray!
The papers are from the Tea House pack that my friend Lillian sent me.  For a real feast for your eyes, check out Lillian's blog here.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon was another gift from Lillian.
Happy Birthday, Sonia Ferreira!

Here is the open view of her card.

Joyful Tilda in green was the second card I did for July birthdays.
Everything was the same, except for the green colors.  This paper is also from the Tea House pack.  The ribbon from Lillian.
Happy Birthday, Patricia Veneman.

The paper on the base came from DCWV Sweet stack from several years ago.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Tilda with Heart Socks was my choice for this card.

The paper I used for this card was from K&Co. Handmade stack.
The felt butterfly was from Lillian.  The ribbon was from my stash and carries out the butterfly theme.
The corners are actually photo mounts, again from Lillian.  She has sent me some of the most gorgeous embellishments and I'm trying to use them!
Tilda was colored with Copics and mounted on a scalloped circle cut with a Nestabilities die and sponged with SU Pool Party.
Happy Birthday, Crystal Thomas!

Here is the inside of Crystal's card.  The butterflies and photo corners were from Lillian.

And for the last of the July cards.

The French Tea Party table and Cafe Chair just seemed to go well together for an elegant birthday celebration.  The paper is from the Tea House tablet.
The lace and corners are from my stash, probably from Wild Orchid Crafts.  A tiny blue rose decorates the table.
The pieces were colored with Copics.

Happy New Year Tilda is celebrating Adeline Soetanto's birthday with her.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Gina K.  The pearls are from my stash.

That's it for my July birthday cards.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at them and wishing a very happy birthday to the girls.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

July Mingle Card


The theme for the July Mingles is Patriotic or Red/white/blue. What a fun color combo to work with!!
Challenge #61 at Tilda's Town Challenge this week is "Anything Goes".  Love that challenge!

I used Tilda with Daisy for the image and colored her with Copics.
The card base is Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue, layered with GP 110 white and a gorgeous red and white design paper from lily bee design Handmade 6x6 tiny tablet, a gift from my friend Lillian Abrams.

The ribbon is from my stash.  The roses were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Tilda is mounted on SU Brilliant Blue cardstock.  Lacy Squares from Spellbinders was used to cut the image panel.  The image is popped up on SU dimensionals.

Here is the open view showing the easel panel.

I lined up the design on the paper and the red ribbon so they would match.  I added some tiny roses to help keep the front in place when opened.  The dark sentiment panel can be easily written on with a silver or white gel pen.

I am entering this card in the Tilda's Town Challenge  Anything Goes this week.
It will also be my July Mingle card which goes to Dawn Kuhn.

Thank  you for stopping by and sharing the clean, crisp look of red, white and blue with me!!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Rest of June Birthday Cards

I hope that by now everyone on my June birthday assignments has received their cards.
 Christmas Eve Tilda works for any gift giving occasion.  And she is perfect for this birthday card.
She is colored with Copics, mounted on an oval and scalloped oval cut with Nesties dies.

The flowers are new chrysanthemums and sweetheart blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The ribbon is from my stash.
The papers are from Stampin Up and my friend Lillian.

The inside is quite plain.
The Classic Oval and Scalloped Ovals were cut with Nesties Dies.
The little blossoms were from WOC.

This card went out to Lisa Streeff.  Happy birthday, Lisa!

Tilda in Cotton Dress is such an elegant looking image.  She was colored with Copics and mounted on a Spellbinders Floral Oval.

The flowers and chandelier beads were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The rhinestones in the corners were from my friend Lillian.  The tiny gems on her crown were from my stash.

The papers were SU and Magnolia-licious Once Upon A Time collection.

The sentiment panel was cut with Nesties Labels Three.

The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The rhinestones were from my friend Lillian.

Happy Birthday, Brenda Schonig!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the cards.
Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

June Birthday Cards

Here are some of the June birthday cards I made.  All of them were fun to do, but, of course, some of them were more fun than others!

This card was made in response to a challenge to use something old, something new.  Normal people would usually think "Wedding".  My thoughts were an old stamp and a new stamp, old paper or flowers and new paper or flowers.
My old stamp was the books that newer stamp Editor Tilda was sitting on.
The large gardenia flower was an older one from Magnolia and was in my stash.  The tiny roses were very new as I had just received them a day or two before from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The  Kraft card base and Handsome Hunter layer were old papers, as was the Prima Herbal Garden used behind Tilda and the books.
The background paper was from a brand new DCWV stack called The Primrose.
Tilda was colored with Copics.

Here is the open view.  The label was from The Primrose stack and was mounted on SU Handsome Hunter card stock.  The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Happy Birthday, Tabitha.  I hope you enjoyed your card.

The next card was super simple to make, but was very stunning in real life.

The card base was Stampin' Up paper, but I can't remember which one.  The background paper was from DCWV The Solstice stack.  It was shiny and glittery and required sunglasses to look at it!!
Princess Tilda with Curl was colored with Copics and mounted on Cryogen White.

This beautiful label was in the Solstice stack.  I simply stamped Happy Birthday with an SU stamp and the card was done!!
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Denise Holland!

This card was difficult to pull together and I am not entirely happy with the final results.  Sweet Pea Tilda was colored with Copics and mounted on a Spellbinders Labels Ten.
I had just received the castle and flag dies from Magnolia-licious and had to try them out.
The flowers were from Prima and were in my stash.
The card base was SU's So Saffron.
The background paper was from My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful stack.

The open view shows the sentiment stamped on another Labels Ten piece.  The flowers are from Prima.
Happy birthday, Julia!  I hope you enjoyed your card.

I'll be back with the rest of my June birthday cards in a few days.
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my cards.  I love when you stop by and leave comments!  Have a very blessed week.