Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yummy for the tummy

This project uses the mini accordian file that is featured over at the Magnolia-licious challenge blog. I altered it a bit so I could have more space on the front. The dimensions are 6 1/2 x 5 1/2. I increased the accordian paper to 5 1/4 x 12 so I could fit more inside pockets. I also added more inside pockets so recipe cards would fit up and down instead of sideways.

This fits into three challenges:
The papers used are by Momenta and is the year round pack. I purchased it at a Ben-franklin last year.

I used Tilda - #386 from the Yummy for your Tummy collection available at Magnolia Stamps US. I distressed the edges of the papers and layered them.

I thought with the theme being autumn what better recipe holder than soups and stews. I colored Tilda using Copics and cut out the pumpkins and leaves from one of the background papers. The sentiment is computer generated. Here is a close up of Tilda.

Instead of using envelopes I made the pocket folders using a brown cardstock and used my scor-tape to hold together.

This turned out very sturdy and did not require anything at the top to hold it closed.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Whimsy Stamps - Buttons everywhere

I made this card for the challenge over at Whimsy Stamps to use buttons. I only have a few of the Whimsy stamps but oh, they are so cute. I chose my favorite, the Love You mice.

I used some unknown DP in blacks, creams and burgundy for my bases. I colored the mice with Copics and matted it down. I added some black lace from my stash and wah-lah. I really liked how this turned out, I just love this color combination.
I finished the inside using the same colors and theme.

Thanks for coming by and taking a look!

Sweet Friend meets Midnight Madness

This card was made using sketch #20 over at Midnight Madness. This was a really fun sketch to do. I used my new Tilda, #228, and is available over at Magnolia Stamps US.

I colored Tilda using Copics and added some Crystal Effects to her bow and her tennis shoes. I also inked the edges of the dp with Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise. The dp is from Close to My Heart.

Here is a close up of Tilda. I added some ribbon to the end of her bows to look like ties.

The inside is finished using the same papers and inking.

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They said I do

No challenge here just a show and tell. I made this card using a template I purchased from Priscilla Styles. I just love the style of this card. You can also purchase a matching template for an envelope box. You can check it out here.

I used #320 Kissing Tilda and #126 Kissing Edwin. These are available over at Magnolia Stamps US. I also used #519 New Bench but I cut the legs off to make it a swing. I added some beads as the chain. I cut out the template for this card a second time and trimmed it down for matting. If I had just used the printed paper it would have been too light to hold the swing plus I like using more than one color.

Here is a close up of Edwin and Tilda. Notice they are not facing each other. I wasn't sure what my sentiment was going to be and then I had this bright idea. Here is a pic of the open card. The sentiments are he said and she said on the outside.

I used my Cricut Alphalicious cart for the letters.

On the inside I used they said and then I do with Congratulations in the middle.

Here is a pic of the envelope with matching paper on the outside. I added magnets to hold the envelope box closed.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Baby Shower set for my DD

Happy Sunday to everyone.

My DD is having her third child and it is a boy. She has two little girls and this will be the first grandson on her DH's side. Here she is at 35 weeks.Isn't she just the cutest? I just love her round belly - lol! You would think with this one being the 17th grandchild that I wouldn't be this excited but I am, it never grows old. This is the very youngest of the 8 (and my baby) and she is having her final baby.

Her DH was stationed in California when the first two little girls were born and all of the family is here in Missouri so we never had the opportunity to have a baby shower so we decided this time we were going to. I wanted to do something special so decided I would make her invitations.

I made 20 invitations using baby Edwin. I used my Cricut cart New Arrival for the front and back. I cut a it's a boy ribbon that I got from Michael's for $1. All of the invitations are different colors but I didn't take a pic of all of them. They are in blues, greens and yellows with the same layout. I used hands and footprints stamps on the back.

OK, so I thought I was done and then I found this cute little buggy pattern at the Scor-pal site and had to do more (I'm a glutton for punishment). These are just the cutest little things and really are pretty quick to make. I made two of each color and figure I will use them as gifts and as candy mint holders.

I used my Cuttlebug dots folder for the hood and the inside and my Cricut for the hood and the wheels. I added brad buttons and ribbon to finish it off.

Next, I just love that little accordian file that is featured over at the Magnolia-licious DT blog that I had to make another one --- this is my third one! I cut cardstock the size of the pockets and will have each guest write a note of advice for mom and place it in the file for her to look at at another time. I found these little rattles at paper warehouse where I went to get the supplies for the games. Aren't they just the cutest? I bought pink too, these are perfect for little Edwin and baby Tingla!

And finally here is a pic of the set all together.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Off to create a little before the shower. Have a great day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

October Home Page challenge at Magnolia-licious

Good evening .... remember Alfred Hitchcock presents? That's what this reminded me of so had to say it.

I made this card for the October Home page challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group. I used a stamped image of Tilda holding a pumpkin that I received with one of my Sept rain cards. I also used the tree stamp that I purchased from Magnolia US

I had a haunted house with ghost brads in my stash that I thought would work perfect on this. The cute paper is also from my stash. I wanted Hilda to look a little more Trick or Treat-ish so I made her a hat and a mask. Here are a couple close ups.

The inside is also decorated using the same papers with an orange mat. I added a couple of cat and witch brads from my stash. (I have a lot of stash -- lol) I also added a ghost that I cut out from another piece of paper and mounted it on orange paper so that it would show up better.

Thanks for looking and have a spook-tacular evening.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Rock around the clock

This card is for the challenge over at House Mouse. The challenge is for Song Titles or Lyrics. It has been awhile since I have inked up my HM stamps, I've missed the little furry creatures!

Here is my take. I used Party Hoppers for my image and colored them with my Copics. I used large polka dotted paper with a variety of colors. At first, I was going for a gender generic card but when it was completed it looks more like a card for a male to me but what do I know -- lol.

This stamp reminds me of a party --- hmmm, think it might have something to do with the name of the stamp and how the pic looks? I thought it was perfect for this challenge so I chose the title "Rock around the clock".

Here is a close up of the colored bunnies.

And the inside.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and would love it if you were to leave me comments .... just love reading them.

Mini Accordian file

This project is featured as the challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. This project also fits in to the Just Magnolia challenge for anything but a card.

This project was fun and easy to make. I was surprised how quickly I was able to put it together. The project was selected by Diana Crick, designer of Scor-Pal and owner of the greatest Maggie store in America. Check it out here.

I chose pink papers from my stash. I stamped Tilda twice, one for coloring and one for her outfit. I placed her in front of the little picket fence and added some flower soft to the flowers. I added a couple of buttons at the top, placed them on top of flowers and threaded through ribbon. For the little buckle I added pink rhinestones in each of the little 'pits' (they fit perfectly) to make it pink. I also added them to the strap to make it look like a belt.

Here is a close up of Tilda. As my coloring skills develop I'm noticing that what looks good to the naked eye may not look good in the camera lens. Kind of looks like Tilda has a white streak down her face but it really isn't, just a lighter shade. Gonna have to work on that going forward.

Here is a side profile of the file folder.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Smile - Midnight Madness

This card was made using the sketch over at Midnight Madness. This is the second time I have entered this challenge and I just love this sketch.

I chose Susan, a stamp by Elisabeth Bell only available at Susanna's Custom Art and Card Design. I won this set from her earlier in the year and it is awesome. I also won a hand drawn Elisabeth Bell image as part of the prize!

Here is the front of the card. I folded the card so that it opens in the center and the image on the front sits over the top. I added a little 'handle' on the right side of my image to open the card with.

I colored her with Copics and added Flower soft to her flowers. Here is a close up.

The inside of the card uses plum, orange and green and has a sentiment that says Smile. This is the same dp from my previous post and the sentiment was included with the set.
I added a bow to the right side and covered the back of my image so that it was one big area.

Cherish the Moments - Whiff of Joy

This card was made for the sketch challenge at Whiff of Joy. I used Shy Willow from the summer 2009 kit. She is so adorable and so much fun to color!

The colors used in this are country colors and use green, orange, plum and cream. I colored her using Copics. I colored two and cut out the headband, dress and dress top, added dimension and placed on top of the base image. I used a MS punch for the area behind Willow and distressed the edges of the cream background and the other papers. The sentiment is Cherish the moments and came with the paper set purchased at Wal-mart.

Here is a close up of Shy Willow.

And a side shot of the dimension.

And the sentiment.

The inside of the card uses the same papers and I tried to keep the design of the sketch. I added flowers, brads and ribbons for accents.

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