Saturday, January 8, 2011

Be Mine

Good Morning!! I have a LOT of swap kits with lots of goodies to play with. This card was made from one of those kits made by Daphne P. I started with a white base from CTMH then added a piece of card stock from one of the goodie bags and a piece of DP from the goodies too. The Tilda I used is 60's Tilda but I'm not sure what she's sitting on but doesn't it look great? The embellishments are pretty and very basic. This card is pretty straight forward, if you have any questions though please don't hesitate to ask.

Made this for a valentine card, not sure for who yet. Have to get a start on them though, not that I have that many to make but still would like to get them done.

My daughter comes home for a visit today. She is so excited and so are we. We are planning a trip to the SPCA, we are not bringing anything home though. Sarah is going to help me make dinner tonight too. The rest of the day we are just going to hang out together. Will be nice to have her home even if just for the day.

Hope you all have a fantastic day!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!

Happy Stamping,

Copics Used:
E00, E01, E0000, E31, E51,
Y21,RV34, RV10, YR68, R37,
C3, BG23

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Abby

My Nieces Birthday is coming up next week and I needed to make a card for her. She has two sisters and they all love getting mail, especially if there is something in the card, lol. It could be $1 and you would think you gave them a million bucks. Ah, to be young and innocent again!! Of course I made her a Tilda card. I added more bling then I normally would too, I think. Little girls like that stuff.

For the card, I started with a white base from CTMH, Added a layer of So Saffron from Stampin Up and wrapped some "Happy Birthday" ribbon from my stash around the base. With the DP I cut out a label using the Nesties. I then popped up Tilda using the same label. I sponged around Tilda using Wild Wasabi Ink from Stampin Up. I colored Tilda with Copics. The cupcakes I purchased at Walmart and are made by K& Company. They are the cutest little things, they had several other designs too, I also got monkeys for my daughter. Back to the card...I added pearls fro Recollections above the ribbon,added a swirl on each side that I purchased from Joanns made by Studio 112, and added some crystal gems from my stash. Sorry I didn't keep track of my Copics used, I actually had this colored a few days ago and just now put it together. I have a few images all colored and ready to go just need to put to paper and embellish.

We got more snow today, UGH!!! About 4 inches fell this afternoon. It was the light fluffy kind so it was pretty but I just do not like snow. I hate having to drive in it, or go out in it period!! Oh....and as I look out my window's snowing again!!! Geesh!! Well best be moving on. Hope you all have a fantastic day!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Card for Sarah and a Valentine

Hi there Maggie Lovers!! Hope you are all having a Fantastic day!! Mine started out not so good but I was determined not to have a bad day. I got a surprise in the mail swaps from a group I'm in on the Magnolia Group. The December Card Kit Swaps. They are awesome!! They definitely helped to brighten my day. I right away got to it and made a card with some of the goodies I received. That's the Valentine card. The Valentine card was made all with goodies I recieved from the swap except for the rhinestones that I added from my stash. If you belong to the Magnolia Group this is one swap you should really consider joining. My other card today is for my daughter Sarah. I have been sending her a card every day if I can. She likes getting mail, what kid doesn't right?? So I have really been trying to send a card a day.
For Sarah's Card, I started with a Bordering Blue Base by Stampin Up. Added some DP from Stampin Up that I distressed around the edges. I used my Nesties to cut out the Lace Oval, sponged bashful blue from SU, added some pearls from my stash and popped up Tilda on it. Tilda was colored with Copics. To Embellish it I added some chipboard letters to spell out LOVE U and added some purple flowers from my stash too. Sorry I didn't write down the Copic colors.
For the Valentine card...I really can't tell you too much about it since I did not have a hand in picking the items out, well sort of but you know what I mean. The images were colored in Copic Markers. I cut them both out and popped Tilda up on the other. I took three of the flowers and stacked them to make one flower, nice colors, I think, don't you agree?? Love the little swirls too. The DP that was sent is really cute too. Copic Markers Used for this card are: E00, E0000, E01, E57,E53, E51, E31,RV34,RV23,RV29,W1,C1, C3, C5, C7
I'm getting around to finally getting things caught up around here. That means more stamping time. YAY!!! We FINALLY took the application for the YMCA in yesterday. We have only been meaning to do this for months. I hope to get in to swimming programs to strengthen my joints. This arthritis is really getting bad and I need to do something. Water sports is what the doc has recommended. I'm really looking forward to it, although the thought of having to put a swimsuit on does not thrill me all that much, HA!! Hope you all have a great day!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,