Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You Everyone...

Gosh... Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my Chocolate Tilda card! I am amazed that so many of you liked it. I'm going to play with some of the suggestions to hide the adhesive and see how it turns out. I'm liking her a lot more now! Thanks for the encouragement.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chocolate Tilda...

Well, this is what happens when you try to create when you're not feeling it! :o(

I was attempting the Chocolate Tilda challenge over at Totally Tilda Challenge Blog. The colors didn't turn out as I'd hoped... and as you can see... totally forgot to use different adhesive for the vellum! (duh..) I also used the sketch from the monthly sketch challenge over at Card Scraps

Tilda stamp by Magnolia Stamps
Patterned paper by Basic Grey: Capella collection
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Image and pearls colored with Copics.

My Little Craft Shop...

I've been busy out in my little craft shop... clearing out a place to do my stamping and crafting. I still have a long way to go, but at least its a start and I'll have somewhere to play, without messing up the house. LOL

Craft Room counter

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Magnolia Blog Candy...

Wow... Here's an opportunity to good to pass up! More Blog Candy! WooHoo!

Go to this blog and check it out! Who wouldn't want more Magnolia Stamps!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Almost forgot to send out my Dad's Birthday card!

Everything is Stampin' Up except the pattern paper, which is Basic Grey Cappella collection.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

In the second class we used patterned paper and cut it for the backgrounds. It was a really neat technique which will help me see patterned papers in a different light. The Unity Stamp set we used for this card set was called Could I Be Any Cuter and the papers were Bo Bunny's Sunkissed Summer. I really enjoyed these classes and have found another series of stamps to be addicted to! LOL

Well, I spent the day at my local scrapbook store taking some card classes using Unity Stamps ( ) The teacher for the class was Kelly Landers ( ) who taught a couple of really neat classes. The first card class was for the Spring Fold card. We used the Unity stamp set called Best Wishes and Blooms, the patterned papers were from Bo Bunny's Peacock Lane collection. (love those papers!)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Here is my card for the MAGNOLIA-licious challenge. This was so fun to make, even if it did take me all evening! LOL The real challenge was figuring out the scoring on my Scor-Pal, but once I got that done, the rest just came together. I did stamp her swim ring on patterned paper and then layered Tilda over it and Pop-Dotted the whole thing.

I used Beach Tilda and Swim Ring both by Magnolia Stamps; Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts; Everything else is Bo-Bunny Sunkissed Summer; Ribbon is unknown. Coloring was done with Copics.

I realize this card is rather simple, but I made it for my hubby. I tucked it in his suitcase for him to find when he unpacked. Kind of a tradition with me, only now they are handmade.

Magnolia Stamp, Sentiment is MFT, Patterned Paper is Capella by Basic Grey, CS is Stampin' Up. Colored with Copics.

Well, found this guy hanging around our backdoor.. thought it was a perfect photo opp, so grabbed my camera. Composition is a bit off, but not a bad photo. (kind critiques, welcome)

~ Laurie ~

aka: Purple Princess