Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scrappy Frog Fairy Challenge

The current challenge on Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog is to create a project using fairies. I don't have many fairy stamps, so I dug around and remembered this tooth fairy set I have from Close to My Heart. Be sure to hop on over and check out all the great fairy creations. The prize is a set of Studio G fairy stamps.
The paper is from Basic Grey two scoops collection. I colored the tooth fairy with copics (of course) and added accents of spica pens to bling her up a little. The flowers are from Petaloo and the bubble in the center and the pearls on the bottom are from Kaiser Craft. Cindy at stampingscrapping has a huge selection of the petaloo flowers and all the little pearl and rhinestones from Kaiser Craft.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hang 10

I'm really trying to get all my new stamps inked up and used. I got this adorable Emma with surfboard ( CC Designs) and the same time I got the polka dot bikini one and it is equally as cute!

The beach background image came from starving artist stamps. They have a lot of really cute stamps! Now, I have to say that coloring landscapes is not my forte at all. I can barely color the people. I popped Emma up off the card to give her a little more dimension. She kind of looks like a giant, no wonder she's got the beach to herself. I had a lot of fun making my first scene card even if the dimensions aren't perfect. Her sentiment- take time to hear the ocean- is also from CC Designs.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dragonfly Tilda

I made this card for a sketch challenge in my cuttlebug exchange yahoo group. The sketch was for a pocket card, so I cheated and used these premade tag pocket cards I bought a while ago on

clearance at HL. When you cover them with paper, they look just fine. The tag is actually white, but I traced the shape onto green paper to jazz it up a little. The patterned paper is from the Nanas nursery DCWV collection. This paper is adorable and can be used for so much more than just baby stuff. I colored my dragonfly Tilda with copics and then matted her on some cardstock. It looks to me like she ready to give someone a big hug, so I chose that as my sentiment. I am making a conscious effort to include sentiments on my cards from now on. The word hug was cut from Paper Pups.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats- Polka Dots

Our third Sugar Sweet Paper Treats challenge was to create something using polka dots. Luckily, I had just gotten this little cutie in the mail and knew she would be perfect for a polka dot challenge.
This adorable stamp is Emma from CC Designs sugar plums collection. Her polka dot bikini was just the thing for a polka dot challenge. I mounted her on some textured polka dot paper, added some flowers, and a summery sentiment and she is ready to go.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Something Different

This post is a little something different, because it is not a Tilda card. Shocking isn't it? My daughter had first communion the first weekend of May. Above is her picture in her adorable little dress and pearls. Below is the card I made for her. I was making a clear card for a card

exchange, so I had a piece of transparency already cut, so I decided to use it for her card. I layered some different patterned papers and stamped some flourishes on it with staz on ink. I cut the dress from one of the cricut Disney princess cartridges and cut the arms off to make it look more like her dress. For detail, I added some little Kaiser Craft pearls to the waistline and topped the card with some petaloo daisies. I think it turned out very elegant and sweet just like Ainsleigh looked in her dress.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another Tilda Card

Boy, I'm doubting if I can even make a card without a Tilda stamp on it. It's been a while!
I made this one for the April mingle on the magnolia-licious yahoo group. The card needed to have 2 ribbons, 3 flowers and 1 button. I used ribbon to divide the different papers and used the buttons for the center of the flowers. This paper is from CTMH and I thought it went great with this playful little Tilda image.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Round and Round

Challenge # 4 over at Scrappy Frogs was to create a round project.  So, I decided to make a round card.  I wanted the card to be really shappy chic and muted.  I may end up using it for my mom's mother's day card.  
The background paper is from K and Company.  I stamped this adorable sitting Tilda image and colored her with my copics.  I added a strip of the backside of the paper to the side and some crochet lace across the top.  The lace was actually bright white, so I sponged some distress ink on it to turn it rosy color.  I toped the card off with some petaloo flowers and some buttons.   Be sure to hop over to scrappy frogs and see what the rest of the design team has come up and enter your own round project for a chance to win a prize!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


What do you think of when you think of octagons? Stop signs right? They are just so frequently associated with octagons, it's hard to think of anything else. Well spellbinders has recently released octagon nestablilities. As part of our Stamping Scrapping design team duties, we were
given a set of the octagon nestabilities to see what we could come up with.

This is what I came up with. The first card used a Magnolia Tilda image (my new favorites). She is colored with copic markers. I stamped the setiment from just rite on one of the smaller octagons and matted it with one of the larger ones. The circular shape works well with the octagons. For my second card, I used the octagons for the gorguss girl and her little chick to sit on. They are both the same size, I just layered them unevenly to try and create more interest. So, what do you think, did I break the stop sign mold?