Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cherry Tilda




Happy Saturday everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Hubby and I got back from a lovely visit with his family. It was a great trip and we had a really fun time, but we're beat. Hopefully we'll get to rest some this evening.

For my card today, I inked up my new Cherry Tilda stamp I received in the mail last week from Diana Crick (you can order them by contacting her at magnolia.us@shaw.ca). I inked the image up with Memento black ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored the image with my copics and then cut it out. Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) from SU's Certainly Celery and then layered on top of that SU's Pretty in Pink. I then layered on top of that the cherry designer paper from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). Next, I created my cirlces and scallops from my nestabilities. I then adhered the nesties to my card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda using dimensionals. I next stamped the greeting, which is a Studio G $1 stamp, onto SU's Pretty in Pink and then layered that onto Certainly Celery. I then attached that to the card base using dimensionals. Finally, for a finishing touch, I added Primas and a Making Memories brad to the bottom left corner.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Frighteningly Fun Halloween



Good evening everyone,

I apologize for the late post today. Hubby and I are getting ready to visit with family this weekend so it's been pretty crazy around here. I may not be able to post again until Sunday or Monday so I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

For my card today, I decided to ink up my new MFT (My Favorite Things) Halloween Stamps. I used MFT's new Totally Witchin' set which was release earlier this month. I inked the main image with Memento Black ink and stamped it twice, once onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and then again onto Halloween designer paper from K&Co. I then colored the image stamped on the GP cardstock with my copics. Next, I used the paper piecing technique to place the image stamped on designer paper around the image colored with copics.

I then created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Elegant Eggplant. I then layered SU's Basic Black on top of that followed by the spider designer paper from K&Co. Next, I stamped the cauldron (also from the same MFT set) with Versafine black ink onto GP cardstock and cut it out. I adhered it with dimensionals onto the bottom corner of the main image. I then used a white gel pen and diamond stickles to draw the steam coming out of the cauldron.

Next, I mounted my main image onto SU's Elegant Eggplant using dimensionals, and then onto Basic Black, also using dimensionals. I then mounted the whole panel onto the card base using dimensionals. For finishing touches, I added primas and a sparkly Making Memories brad at the top right of the card, and stamped the sentiment, using Versafine Black ink, onto Elegant Eggplant and adhered it to the card base with dimensionals.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More soon :)

Christine :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Farmer Tilda




Good morning everyone,

My card today is my submission for the card sketch challenge over on Splitcoast (SC191). I got my new Farmer Tilda in the mail yesterday from Diana Crick from ScorPal (if you are interested in purchasing these cute stamps, e-mail Diana at magnolia.us@shaw.ca).

I decided to create another scene with Tilda's horse. I stamped the horse with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copic markers. I then colored the sky in with copics as well. Next, I stamped Tilda (with Memento ink) onto GP cardstock and colored her in with copics, then cut her out. I did the same with the hay and the fence. I then created my card base (which measures 5x7) out of SU's Real Red cardstock. I then layered on top of that SU's Brilliant Blue cardstock and designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery Stack (baby boy). It's hard to see because my top panel ended up being so big, but I used my threading water punch from Fiskars on the designer paper to create a scallop.

Next, I layered my horse image onto SU's Brilliant Blue followed by SU's Real Red. I then adhered the fence in front of the horse using dimensionals. I then placed the hay in front of the fence using dimensioanls and then placed Tilda on the hay using dimensionals.

For some finishing touches, I added diamond Stickles to Tilda's wings and placed primas in the top left corner (the pearl in the center is from Martha Stewart).

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

House Mouse Love Confetti




Happy Wednesday everyone :)

For my card today, I decided to enter the challenge over on the House Mouse & Friends weekly challenge blog. I just love these little House Mouse images and was so excited to learn of these weekly challenges. To participate, or to view the submissions, go here: http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/, or click on the icon on the right of my blog. This week's challenge was to use lace on our card.

For my card today, I stamped my House Mouse image onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I put diamond Stickles on the hearts. I then used a Fiskars corner punch to get the hearts in the corners of the House Mouse image. I then created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Regal Rose cardstock (my last sheet of this, my favorite SU paper! I placed another order this morning :) ). I then layered on top of the card base SU's Close to Cocoa. I then used Fiskar's Threading Water punch on my designer paper from Basic Grey's Sugared collection. I placed my lacy ribbon from K&Co's Smitten collection around my card base, and then mounted my designer paper onto my card base.

I then mounted my House Mouse image onto SU's Regal Rose, followed by SU's Close to Cocoa and then mounted it onto my card base with dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment, which is a $1 Studio G stamp, onto GP cardstock and punched it out with SU's 1 3/8 circle punch. I then used SU's scalloped circle punch and punched out the scalloped circle from SU's Regal Rose and Close to Cocoa and then placed the sentiment on my card base using dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added primas, centered with a pearl, in the top left corner of my card.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tilda on Country Bench




Happy Tuesday everyone! :)

I just can't get enough of these adorable Magnolia stamps. If you are interested in purchasing any of these stamps, we finally have a US retailer. Contact Diana Crick of Scor-Pal directly for ordering info at magnolia.us@shaw.ca. Also, please join us at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group, there is a ton of talent over there.

For my card today, I decided to ink up my new sideways facing Tilda. I inked her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored her with my copic markers and cut her out. I then inked the old country bench (also from Magnolia stamps) with Memento ink, and stamped it onto GP cardstock. I colored it with my copics and cut it out as well. I then created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2) out of SU's Pretty in Pink cardstock. I then layered on top of that SU's Bashful Blue followed by Certainly Celery. I then layered my designer paper from Die Cuts With a View's Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). I then placed a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then layered the old bench on top of that with dimensionals, then placed Tilda on the bench using dimensionals. I then layered that onto SU's Bashful Blue using dimensionals, then layered that onto Certainly Celery.

For some finishing touches, the ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin. The primas are also from Michael's and I placed a glittery pink brad in the center from Making Memories.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Christine :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Let's Do Lunch



Happy Monday! :) Mine started out pretty crazy, but it's starting to slow down a bit.

For my card today, I inked up my new Summer on the Patio set from Flourishes. I stamped the table and chairs in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and staped them onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, then colored them with my copic markers. I then added the tea glasses and the chandelier. I then mounted the image onto SU's Grey cardstock followed by Real Red. I then created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) and then layered SU's Grey cardstock followed by Real Red, followed by Grey. I used SU's ticket corner punch on all corners. I then mounted the main image with dimensionals onto the card base. I then stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Meet Me At The Cafe Set using Versafine Black ink. For a finishing touch, I added pearls to the corners and primas.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! :)

Christine :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ooh La La!




Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. For my card today, I inked up one of my favorite Magnolia stamps, Paris Tilda. I inked her up with Memento Black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored her in with my copic markers. I then mounted the Tilda image onto SU's Rose Red cardstock followed by Basic Black. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed pearls from Michael's in the corner. Next, I stamped the Eiffel Tower from SU's retired Summer in Paris set and cut it out with my nestabilities. I then cut out scalloped circles using my nesties from SU's Rose Red and Basic Black cardstock. I then inked around the edge of the Eiffel Tower image with SU's Rose Red ink. I then stamped the sentiment, also from SU's Summer in Paris set, with SU's Rose Red ink and cut it out with my nesties. I then cut scalloped circles out of SU's Rose Red and Basic Black cardstock. I also inked the edges of the sentiment with SU's Rose Red ink.

Next, I created my card base (which measures 5x5) out of SU's Basic Black cardstock. I then layered on top of that SU's Rose Red, followed by Basic Black, followed by Rose Red, followed by my designer paper, which is Paper Slab XI by Provo Craft (I got it at Michael's). I then mounted my Eiffel Tower image with dimensionals, as well as my sentiment. I then mounted the Tilda image with dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I placed primas in the two corners and placed pearls in the centers.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Christine :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good Times



Good morning,

I loved the sketch challenge so much over on Splitcoast that I decided to do another card. For my card today, I stamped the main image from My Favorite Things (MFT) Meet Me At The Cafe set twice, once onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and once onto designer paper from Die Cuts With a View's Nana's Nursery Stack (baby girl). I colored the image stamped on the GP cardstock with my copic markers and then paper pieced the designer paper image around the colored image. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners. I then created my card base (5 1/2 x 5 1/2) out of SU's Chocolate Chip cardstock and then layered SU's Cameo Coral on top. Next I layered two patterns of designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery, cut in triangles. I then used my nestabilities to cut out a scalloped circle out of SU's Close to Cocoa and SU's Cameo Coral. I then adhered the scalloped circles to the card base using dimensionals. I then layered the stamped image onto the scalloped circles using dimensionals. Next, I stamped the awning onto designer paper and adhered it to the stamped image using dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment in SU's chocolate chip ink on the bottom right corner. For a finishing touch, I added primas to the bottom left corner and placed a pearl (from Martha Stewart) in the center.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely day.

Christine :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tilda: Just thinking of You





Good evening everyone,

A double post for me today . . . I've been busy :) I did this card for the card sketch challenge over on Splitcoast (SC190). I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Sage Shadow. I layerd on top of that SU's Lavender Lace. I then layered on top of that two separate sheets of DCWV's Nana's Nursery designer paper (baby boy) cut in triangles. I then stamped Tilda with Memento ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with my copic markers. I then cut her out. Next, I cut a circle with my Nestabilities and then ran it through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I then used nestabilities to cut a scalloped circle out of SU's Sage Shadow and Lavender Lace. I then adhered the scallops with dimensionals onto the card base. I then adhered Tilda on top with dimensionals. Next, I cut a small circle and scallop out using nestabilities and stamped my sentiment (which is from Studio G) and then mounted with dimensionals. Finally, I added primas (the top prima is lavender, it looks pink in the picture for some reason) and a making memories brad to the top left corner of the card and then added diamond stickles to Tilda's wings.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Christine :)

Boo!




Hi all,

I have seen so many cute Halloween cards on the various blogs I visit and on Splitcoast, so I decided to try my hand at one.

For my card today, I stamped Riley the moose (dressed as the cutest witch I've ever seen :)) from Hanna Stamps with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored him in with my copic markers. Next, I cut Riley out using my nestabilities. I then cut scalloped circles out of SU's Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black, also using Nestabilities. I then created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of Elegant Eggplant. I then layed on top of that Basic Black, followed by Halloween designer paper from K & Co. Next, I created two strips of Elegant Eggplant and mounted Halloween designer paper from DCWV on top of that. I then mounted the strips onto the card base using dimensionals. I then inked the edges of the circle Riley image with Basic Black SU ink and then mounted that onto the scalloped circles. I then mounted the image onto the two strips using dimensionals. Finally, I stamped the sentiment (which is a Studio G dollar stamp from Michaels) onto Elegant Eggplant and adhered it to the right strip.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Christine :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thinking of You




Good evening everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great day. I made my card today for a colleague of mine at work who is leaving our office. She will be greatly missed. I hope she liked the card :)

I started by stamping my new Tilda stamp in Memento Black ink and stamping her onto Georgia Pacific (GP) cardstock. I colored her in with my copic markers and then cut her out. I then stamped the bench (also from Magnolia stamps) onto GP cardstock and colored it with copics. I then used my nestabilities to cut the bench out into a circle. I then used copics to create a sky and also a pond of water under Tilda's feet. I also used my nestabilities to cut out the two scalloped circles, one in SU's Sage Shadow, the other in Pretty in Pink. I then created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2) out of SU's Bashful Blue. I then layed onto the base SU's Pretty in Pink followed by SU's Sage Shadow, followed by designer paper from DCWV (Die Cuts With a View) Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). I then mounted the Pretty in Pink scalloped circle using dimensionals onto the card base, followed by the Sage Shadow scalloped circle. I then mounted the circle with the stamped bench onto the Sage Shadow scalloped circle using dimensionals. I then mounted Tilda onto the bench using dimensionals.

Next, I stamped my sentiment (which is a $1 Studio G stamp from Michael's) onto GP cardstock. I colored in the flowers on the sentiment with SU's Pretty in Pink marker. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners of the sentiment. I then mounted the sentiment onto SU's Sage Shadow and again used the ticket corner punch on the corners. I then mounted that onto SU's Pretty in Pink and placed pearls (from Michael's) in the corners.

Finally, I placed Prima flowers on the bottom left of the card and placed a pearl in the center. Going back through my posts, it appears as though I cannot make a Magnolia card without primas and some shade of the color pink :) I guess it's no secret that pink is my favorite color :)

I hope you enjoy the card. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Christine :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Stampaholic



Good morning everyone,

I thought I'd post today's card this morning before heading off to work. For my card today, I stamped this adorable House Mouse image onto GP cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I then used SU's ticket corner punch on the corner and mounted it onto SU's Regal Rose cardstock. I then mounted that onto SU's So Saffron. I then created my card base out of SU's So Saffron (my card base measures 5x5) and then layered on top of the card base designer paper from Die Cuts With a View's Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). I then tied a lace bow from Making Memories and then mounted the House Mouse image onto the card with dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment (also from House Mouse) onto GP cardstock, mounted it onto SU's Rose Red and then onto SU's So Saffron. I then mounted the sentiment onto the card with dimensionals. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed gold Making Memories brads in the corners. I added prima flowers to the left of the sentiment.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day :)

Christine :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Good Friends



Happy Sunday everyone! :) We have had another gorgeous day here in WV. I'm sad to see the weekend coming to an end, it's been a great one with lots of time in my craft room :)

For my card today, I decided to ink up my favorite set from My Favorite Things. I was inspired by Pam Basset's card using this set, which can be seen here in her gallery on Splitcoast: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/723915?cat=500&ppuser=114372. Thanks Pam for the inspiration, your work is amazing!

I stamped the main image from MFT's Meet Me at the Cafe set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific (GP) cardstock. I then colored the image with my Copics and then mounted it, with dimensionals, onto patterned paper from Die Cuts With a View's (DCWV) Nana's Nursery Stack (baby girl) and used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners. I then mounted that (with dimensionals) onto SU's Always Artichoke cardstock (again using the ticket corner punch on the corners), and then mounted that (with dimensionals) onto SU's Cameo Coral cardstock. I then created my card base (measuring 5x5) out of SU's Regal Rose cardstock. I then mounted on top of that a layer of Always Artichoke (again using the ticket corner punch on the corners) followed by designer paper from DCWV's Nana's Nursery (baby girl) (again using the ticket corner punch on the corners).

Next, I mounted my main image onto the card base using dimensionals. I then stamped the awning from the MFT set onto the polka dot patterned paper, cut it out, and mounted it onto the image using dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment onto GP cardstock and used the ticket corner punch on the corners. I then mounted that onto SU's Always Artichoke and used the ticket corner punch on the corners. I then mounted that onto SU's Cameo Coral and then mounted that onto the card base.

For some finishing touches, I added pearls (from Martha Stewart) on each corner. I put Glossy Accents on the liquid in the glasses. Finally, I placed Prima flowers on each side of the sentiment and placed pearls in the centers.

Thanks again to Pam for the inspiration for this card. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. More tomorrow :)

Christine :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Summer Days



Happy Saturday! :) I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. It's a beautiful day here today. In celebration of the gorgeous weather, I decided to ink up my new Magnolia stamps to create a summer scene. All stamps are Magnolia stamps. First, I stamped the horse onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I also colored a blue sky around the horse with my copics. I then mounted my horse image onto SU's Lovely Lilac cardstock, then mounted that onto Green Galore, and then onto Pixie Pink. I then made my card base out of SU's Tempting Turquoise cardstock (my card measures 5x7), them mounted Pixie Pink on top of that, followed by Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, and then my designer paper from Die Cuts With a View Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). I mounted my horse image onto the main card base.

Next, I stamped the fence onto GP cardstock, colored it with copics, and cut it out. I then adhered the fence onto my horse image and popped it up with dimensionals so it appears as though the horse is standing behind the fence. I then stamped Tilda onto GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I mounted her with dimensionals in front of the horse and fence image. I wanted it to look as though she was sitting in the grass on a beautiful summer day.

For some finishing touches, I added prima flowers on the top left corner of the card and placed a Making Memories glitter brad in the center of the flowers. I added stickles to Tilda's wings and the lilacs in Tilda's hands, and added glossy accents to the leaves.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Christine :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Home Sweet Home



Good evening everyone,

I'm sorry for yet another late post. It was a crazy day at work today, but when I got home, a package was waiting for me and it was my new Magnolia stamps! I couldn't wait to ink them up. I decided to participate in another challenge over on Splitcoast, today's Ways to Use it Challenge. For the challenge, we had to use copic markers in our project. I love my copics so this was a fun challenge! :) I'm still learning and still need more copic colors, but I'm pretty happy with the way this card turned out.

I stamped the house from Magnolia stamps onto Georgia Pacific (GP) cardstock and then colored it in with copic markers. I stamped Tilda from Magnolia stamps onto a separate piece of GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and then cut her out. I mounted the house onto SU's Close to Cocoa cardstock and then mounted that onto SU's Rose Red cardstock. My card base (measuring 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) is SU's Chocolate Chip. I layered SU's Berry Bliss DP (which unfortunately just retired, I'm so glad I stocked up) onto Rose Red and then mounted that onto my card base. I then mounted my house image onto the card base using dimensionals. I placed glossy accents on the windows of the house and placed primas in the top left corner. The pearls are from Michael's. Finally, I popped Tilda with dimensionals and added diamond Stickles to her wings.

If you are interested in purchasing Magnolia stamps, we finally have a retailer in the US. Send Diana Crick (of Scor-Pal) an e-mail at magnolia.us@shaw.ca and she will send you a list of all Magnolias she has in stock. Also, come check out the new Magnolia Yahoo group, there is amazing talent over there. The group is called Magnolia-licious.

I'd love to hear what you think of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely evening.

Christine :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Puddles of Love






Good evening everyone, I'm sorry for the late post. The day got away from me today.

For my card today, I decided to do my first card sketch challenge on Splitcoast (SC189), my first time playing in one of these challenges. I had so much fun! :) For my card, I stamped Hanna from the Rainy Day stamp set by Hanna stamps onto Georgia Pacific cardstock with Memento ink and colored her with copics. I then stamped her again onto a separate piece of GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I placed her on top of my first image with dimensionals so she would really pop. I then stamped the puddle and rain drops from the same stamp set. I ran a piece of SU's Not Quite Navy cardstock through the cuddlebug and then attached my Hanna image to the cardstock. My final layer is my card base, which is SU's Ruby Red.

The sentiment is from the Things Hanna Would Say stamp set. I stamped it with Versafine Black Onxy ink onto my card base.

Finally, I placed primas in the corners of the Hanna image and added Glossy Accents to the rain drops, puddle, and rain boots.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Christine :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Best Friends



Good morning everyone,

Happy Tuesday :) I hope everyone's day is off to a great start. For my card today, I inked up my new Lily and Milo stamp from Stamavie. I LOVE these stamps, so cute! :) I stamped Lily and Milo onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and then colored the image in with my copic markers. I trimmed the image and mounted it onto SU's Regal Rose cardstock. I then mounted that onto SU's Always Artichoke. I finally mounted that onto SU's Ballet Blue cardstock. My card base, which measures 5x7, is SU's Regal Rose. I placed a strip of designer paper from Die Cuts With a View's Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl) along the bottom of the card base. I then placed a second strip of designer paper from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack (baby boy) along the right side of the card base. I then layered my main image with dimensionals onto the card. I placed primas on the right corner of the image. The pearls are from Michael's. Finally, I stamped my sentiment, which is a Studio G clear stamp from Michael's, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and then punched it out using SU's 1 1/4 circle punch. I then puched out a 1 3/8 circle out of Regal Rose cardstock using SU's punch. Finally, I used SU's scallop circle punch to punch out the Always Artichoke and Ballet Blue. Last but not least, I placed diamond stickles on the little flowers.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

For You




Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a great Monday. For my card today, I inked up one of my favorite House Mouse images (I just adore these stamps!). I inked the image in Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped it on to Georgia Pacific white cardstock. I then colored the image using Prang colored pencils (a good and cheap alternative to Prismacolor pencils) and gamsol. I also used Glossy Accents on the rain drops. I then mounted the image onto SU's Rose Red Cardstock and then mounted that onto SU's Always Artichoke cardstock. I then mounted that with dimensionals onto my designer paper, which is by a company called Deja Vu (I got it at Michael's). I then mounted that onto my card base, which is Brocade Blue. My card measures 5x7. Next, I stamped the sentiment, which is a clear $1 Studio G stamp from Michael's, onto my designer paper. Finally, I added a Prima Flower to the card.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and I'll have more to share tomorrow.

Christine :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Fun






Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. It was beautiful here this weekend. For my card today, I decided to ink up my new Hanna Stamps. The main stamps are from the Lazy Days Hanna set and the Patio Mini Set. The sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp from Michael's.

I stamped my main Hanna image with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then colored Hanna in with my copic markers. I then stamped Hanna again on a separate sheet of paper and cut her out. I used the cut out Hanna as a mask and placed her on top of my colored Hanna on my main image. With the mask in place, I then stamped the brick walkway under the Hanna image. I colored in the bricks using my copics. I also colored the sky with copics. Next, I stamped the plant, table, and tray with drinks onto a separate piece of cardstock, colored the images with copics, then cut them out and placed them in the scene with Hanna. It's difficult to tell from the photos, but I used Glossy Accents on the liquid in the drinks to give a shiny effect.

I then mounted the Hanna image onto Stampin Up's Yoyo Yellow cardstock. I then layered that onto SU's Bordering Blue cardstock. I then used SU's photo corner punch to punch out the Bordering Blue and Yoyo Yellow photo corners and adhered them together at the corners of the Hanna image. My card base is Green Galore SU cardstock and measures 5x7. I layered design paper from Die Cuts With a View's Summer Stack. I then placed a strip of Yoyo Yellow cardstock layered on top of Bordering Blue cardstock across the card. I then layered the Hanna image on top of that. The accents on the photo corners are mini-rhinestones from Michael's. The sentiment was stamped in Mememto ink. Finally, I placed two yellow dew drops from Michael's to the right of the sentiment.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sending You Sunshine



Good evening everyone, TGIF! :) It was a beautiful day today in West Virginia, I hope the rest of the weekend is just as beautiful.

My card today is a card I did for the MFT (My Favorite Things) September Guest Designer Challenge over on Splitcoast. The lighthouse stamp is from Stamps Happen and the girl and dog and the sentiment are from MFT's By the Seashore stamp set. I am so in love with MFT stamps, I just purchased the entire August collection (eeek, there goes another paycheck! :) ). I colored the image with Prang colored pencils and gamsol. It's difficult to see in the picture, but the girl and dog are popped once with dimensionals and then just the girl is popped a second time with dimensionals. I then tore around the image and inked the sides with Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip ink from SU. I then mounted the image onto Basic Grey designer paper and then mounted that onto Creamy Caramel SU cardstock. Finally, I mounted the entire image onto my card base, which is Not Quite Navy SU cardstock. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. Finally, I added flowers from Imaginisce and the pearl is from Martha Stewart. The card measures 5x7.

I'd love to know what you think, I'm always looking for suggestions and tips. Thanks so much for looking :)

Christine

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tilda Swinging




Good evening everyone,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. For my card today, I just had to ink up my new Magnolia stamps. I have become addicted to Magnolia stamps, they are so adorable. There is finally a U.S. retailer for these stamps. If you are interested in ordering some Magnolia stamps, please contact Diana Crick (of ScorPal) at magnolia.us@shaw.ca and she will send you an e-mail with the various stamps she has in stock. She will be opening an online store soon. Also be sure to check out Magnolialicious, a new Yahoo group created by Diana.

As for my card, all stamps are Magnolia. I stamped the swing on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it with my Copic markers. I then cut out a circle around the swing with my Nestabilities. I then stamped Tilda onto white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with my Copic markers. I added some diamond stickles to her wings. I then cut her out and adhered her to the swing with dimensionals, so she really popped. I then cut a scalloped circle out of Stampin Up's Regal Rose carstock with my nestabilities to layer under the swing and Tilda image. I adhered that image to two separate pieces of cute paper from Die Cuts With a View's Nana Nursery stack (the girl stack). That was then layered onto SU's So Saffron cardstock, which was then layered onto my Regal Rose card base. The ribbon is from the Target dollar bin. The flowers are by Imaginisce and I placed pink dew drops in the center of the flowers. The card measures 5x7.

This was a pretty simple card, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Christine

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hanna Stamps: Hey Girlfriend


Hi everyone! :) I am so excited, I have finally decided to enter the blogging world. This is my first official post and I would really love to hear what you think of it. Please feel free to drop me an e-mail or a comment, I would love to hear from you.
The card posted above is my first card made using my new Copic markers. These markers, while quite pricey, are truly worth the investment. To learn all about Copics, take a look at Marianne's blog at http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/ She has fabulous tips on how to use the markers and which markers to purchase. All stamps are from Hanna Stamps. I have fallen in love with these images, they are so cute. These stamps are from the Hanna Cafe set. I colored all images with my Copics. I cut out the vase and flower and the candies and popped them on the table with dimensionals. My card base measures 5 x 7, which is my new favorite card size. It's nice to have a larger space to work with than the standard A2 card size. All paper used is Stampin Up (SU). I layered the stamped image onto Regal Rose cardstock. I then layered that onto Rose Red. Next, I layered that onto Handsome Hunter and Berry Bliss DP (which is retiring on August 11, so I made sure to stock up . . . I LOVE that paper :)). Finally, I layered everything onto my card base, which is Rose Red. I used the SU ticket corner punch on all of my corners. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White cardstock. The pink glitter brads are from Making Memories. The flowers are from Imaginisce and the pink jeweled brad in the center of the flower is also from Making Memories.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another post. Have a lovely evening.
Christine :)
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