Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Birthday Cards

A big hello to everyone.  The weather here has been so changeable.  Saturday and Sunday (Memorial Day) were so cold the furnace was running, the heat lamp for the garage kitties was turned back on, my winter nightie was pulled back out and I wore my  winter coat to go shopping.  Sunday our church had our annual pig roast (sort of).  It was very windy and chilly so many of the attendees sat inside to eat.  Monday was sunny and rather warm getting into the 60's.  Today is rainy and chilly again.

Now that the birthday girls have posted thank yous for their cards I sent, I can post pictures of them for all to enjoy.
Study Tilda sitting on her picnic quilt reading her book was very fun to color with my Copics.  Offsetting the layers seems to be the answer to uneven margins around the pieces.
The circles background paper came from My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful stack.  The paper with the numbers was from DCWV Kids 4.5 x 6.5 stack.
The cardstock was Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and Prismatic Sunflowers.  I sponged the lighter Prismatic paper to breakup the solid color a bit.

The ribbon was a gift from an SBS22 sister (Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers group 22).  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked on Crafts.

The die cuts, Spellbinders Labels Two, were popped up on dimensionals, as was Tilda and the quilt.
Here is Study Tilda open.  Happy Birthday, Lisa Whittemore!!

Tilda with Daffodil is too cute.  Imagine a daffodil as big as she is and it looks a little heavy as Tilda is struggling to hold it up!

Tilda was colored with Copics and mounted on a Crumb Cake oval with dimensionals.
The background papers were from Magnolia Love Collection, Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise and Crumb Cake.
The oval Tilda is on was cut using Spellbinders Ovals.  The daffodils and leaves were from Hooked on Crafts.  The ribbon was from the stash.
Here is the inside of the card - no easel this time :-(
The ovals were cut with Spellbinders dies Scalloped Ovals and Classic Ovals.
Happy Birthday Aida Gonzalez!!

Wishes for a great day go out to all of you.  Thank you for stopping by and looking at the latest birthday cards.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the May birthday cards.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tilda's Town Challenge #53 - Use a Magnolia Background stamp

As soon as I saw the challenge for this week, I knew just which background stamp I would use.  I had colored this image several months ago, but didn't have a card in mind for it.  The Tilda's Town Challenge was just perfect!

I used the Waterfall Background and Hiking Edwin.

I have no idea what Copics I used to color the background.  I added white gel pen to the clouds and mountain peaks.  Edwin was also colored with Copics, cut out, and mounted on dimensionals and placed so his feet were on the soil path and the first hill.

I tore the edges of the image to rough it up a bit.
The cardstock is Stampin' Up Soft Suede.  The ribbon is from my stash.

The inside of the card is very simple.  I found the sentiment on line and printed it out on the computer.  I tore the edges of it since the lines were a bit long to nicely fit one of my dies.

That's it for this time.  Enjoy the warmer weather we're having!  I won't complain about the heat - I've waited all winter for this !!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Something Old, Something New

The challenge at Tilda's Town this week is Something Old, Something New.  As I was thinking about this theme, the first obvious thoughts were Wedding.  Then I was thinking of an old Tilda stamp and a new one.  Next were thoughts of old/new card stock and designer papers.  Then I thought of an old Tilda on the front of a card with a new Tilda on the inside.  Then similar positions of the old/new stamps.  By this time my head was swimming and I could feel a massive headache coming on :-(

As I started to look through my stamps, I had very few stamps that were old/new similar positions.  That was hard to believe since I have 5 storage bins of Magnolia stamps :D :D  I am a happy woman!!  I had two that were very similar - Study Tilda from 2008 So Heavenly/School/Travel collection and Editor Tilda from 2012 Turning Leaves.  Perfect!!!

Then came papers.  Since I have several new paper pads that I'm not yet very familiar with yet, I sat down and looked through all of them.  Editor Tilda was pretty easy to find the perfect DP.  Study Tilda took a lot longer.

After finding just the right paper, I colored the Tilda's and something for each of them to sit on.  After all that, I still didn't have any idea of how to pull the two Tilda's together.  Then I ended up deciding two cards would work better than one.

Here is the first card and I love it!!

The base is Stampin' Up Crumb Cake. The second layer is an old paper from Prismatic Herbal Garden Multi Pack.  The designer paper is from my brand new The Primrose stack from DCWV.  This page was perfect - newspaper print on the bottom and beautiful roses and swirls on the top with a diagonal line of glittery triangles separating the sections. Love it!!

Editor Tilda is sitting on Books from 2008 So Heavenly/School/Travel collection and is mounted on the 2 papers from the Prismatic pack cut using Nestabilities Labels One .  The gardenia, which I've had for a long time, is from Magnolia; the tiny Gypsophil and roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are brand new.

I really liked the look of the papers offset to one side rather than trying to get an even margin all around.

 The little tag used for the sentiment is from the Primrose stack, mounted on the Prismatic paper.  The sentiment is old and I've forgotten where it's from.  the corners were punched using a Fiskers punch that has 4 corner designs on it.  The tiny pink Gypsophil flowers are brand new from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for sticking with me through the long description of the creative process for this card.  I am entering this card in Tilda's Town Challenge #52 - Something Old, Something New.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this old/new card!!


Thursday, May 09, 2013

Spring Stamp Camp 2012

Our stamping group held our first Spring Stamp Camp on April 27.  It was a lot of fun! And a lot of work for the three of us presenters - Deby Scott, Kim Leach and me.

The tables were decorated with spring flower pots.  Under the green styrofoam disks, each pot was filled with stamping goodies - ribbons, bows, stickers, chip board pieces, brads, and roses on top of the disk.  There was also a small bag of stamped images.  Rather than bend them, we put them on the table with each pot.

When the attendees arrived, they were greeted with this scene -

Each person received a personalized decorated gift bag containing the kits for each of the cards to be made.  After brief instructional directions, everyone went to a table to begin working.

The gentleman in the picture has attended every stamp camp we've done.  The first Christmas he and his wife attended together.  She has had to work the day of the others.

 Here are pictures of the cards each of us made.
Kim's Cards
Deby's Cards
Kathy's Cards
 Kim had a meeting in another part of the building, but as she had a break she would come in to see how everyone was doing.  Deby and I helped anyone who needed assistance creating Kim's cards.

Kathy and Deby

We couldn't get Kim to stop long enough for a quick picture!!

Our kitchen staff made us another scrumptious lunch of sandwiches, hot pasta, chips, punch and desert.  All in all, everyone had a great time and got all of their cards finished. 

Did you notice that the ribbons on the tables, the gift bags and flower backgrounds all perfectly matched?  It was not intentionally planned - it just all came together perfectly!  The bags were purchased one day, the ribbons a few days later.  Deby had the cardstock for the flowers in her retired Stampin' Up papers.  We believe God had it all planned that way for us!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing our Spring Stamp Camp with us.