Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sail Away With Tilda

How would you like to come sail away with Tilda? There is a water challenge up on the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (SSCC) Blog right now that is perfect for these adorable nautical images which were included in the Magnolia Summer Kit. This adorable little Sailor Tilda is actually called Tilda on a Rope Ladder. She is part of the soon to be released Bon Voyage collection.

My daughter has a tank top that I love- it is navy blue with hot pink anchors all over it. So when I think of nautical, I think of navy blue and hot pink. I took this paper from the Basic Grey June Bug collection and colored all the white polka dots pink with my copic. Yes, this took forever. It didn't take long until I regretted that decision. I paired the navy paper with some pink from the Basic Grey Green and Heart collection. I colored Tilda with my copics in shades of navy and pink to match the papers. On the side of the card I have added a pearl swirl (say that a few times quickly) I made with my new Irock and a template. This little tool is a lot of fun!!!! I finished the card off with some lace, a flower, and a few crystal stars (they started off clear and I colored them with my blue copic).

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bildmalarna Birthday!!!

I am determined to have birthday cards ready for people when it's someone's birthday. I make cards all the time and I never have one ready to send when it's someone's birthday. So, for my embossing project, I have used my Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and made a birthday card.

I call this cute little guy Tosse with gift. He was a part of the Summer kit. I colored him to match the colors in this Basic Grey Cupcake paper pack. The background was done with my copic airbrush system. You have one more day to get the Fall kit and I know it's going to be a great one!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy Hopper Birthday

It seems like I am always making cards, but when I need a birthday card for someone, I can never find. one. So, I decided to use the sketch on the House Mouse and Friends challenge and make a birthday card so that I would have one ready when I need it. I turned the sketch a little bit to make it fit better for the size of my image.

I used Basic Grey's green at heart paper and colored my little bunny in colors to match. The greys that I used to color the bunny are C00, C01, C03, and C05. I used some RV11 on his ears and nose. It looks like this little guy is having a great birthday I know I'd love a handful of strawberry cake!!! I added a couple of petaloo flowers for decoration. The sentiment comes from Label Accents and is cut out in a labels 4 nestabilitie. Stamping has a huge selection of House Mouse and Friends stamps in stock, however, if you see one you like that is not in stock, don't be afraid to email the store and ask Cindy to order one for you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Some New Bildmalarna Projects

I have been playing with my adorable Mimosa stamps from Bildmalarna and created a few projects for some different challenges. This first card I made for theBildmalarna Blog 3 favorite colors challenge and the Friday Sketchers Sketch challenge.

I used one of my favorites for this card- Mimosa Butterfly. She is colored with my 3 favorite colors- pink, green, and brown. I added some lace and ribbon, a sentiment from Label Accents, and some butterfly rhinestones. I airbrushed the label shape while it was still in the nestie after being embossed and I love the look of the white border all the way around. The paper for this card is from Basic Grey.

I made this second card for the Scrappy Frogs Girlie Girl challenge.

I used this sweet looking Mimosa from the Summer kit which I absolutely love!!!! By the way, order quick, there are only a few more days to order the fall kit. I know it will be just as great as the summer one. I used paper from My Mind's Eye for this card along with some silky trim I found in the fabric section, some prima flowers, and Magnolia chandelier garland. What's more girlie than silky lace, flowers, and chandelier garland?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fun New Challenge Blog!!!!

Hello everyone, I am pleased to be posting my first project for the exciting new challenge blog- Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central! One reason I am so excited about this new challenge blog is that it allows you to use a variety of stamps and other products, it's not product specific like some challenges (which I love too, don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of all kinds of challenges). The first challenge is to create a wedding project. I decided to mix and match all kinds of stamps in this project. The more the merrier, right?

The background of this stamp is Romantic Sunset from the new Magnolia wedding collection. I did the sunset part with my copic airbrush using y35, y32, and YR 16. After I airbrushed all the colors on, I put my blender pen in the airbrush and sprayed a little of that over it as well. To do the cloud, I just used the blender pen to take the color away. The little couple that I used for the wedding couple is actually Spring Couple from CC Designs. I think this stamp is absolutely adorable! For this card I have dressed Emma up a little bit by adding pearls and stickles to her dress, but they could be made to look more casual as well. The sentiment for the card is from Bildmalarna and is part of their new wedding release. Now, what beach wedding would be complete without the sand? This is one of my favorite new products- Mudpuddles. It comes in a little jar kind of like flock or flowersoft and you spread it on your card or layout and let it dry you don't need any kind of adhesive. It dries and stays on the project perfectly- no chipping or flaking off. I love it!!!!! It's much easier than trying to use glue and real sand-
I know I've tried that before.

I hope you can join us over on the new challenge blog.
I look forward to letting my stamps get out and play with each other!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Have A Nice Trip

I made this card to fit 2 different challenges- the Magnolia Stamp Lovers theme is Have a Nice Trip and the Just Magnolia challenge is to make a criss cross card. I decided to make a criss cross birthday card with a Disney theme.

I used this adroable little Tilda called Summer Pigtail Tilda. I colored her in reds and yellows to match the Disney theme of the papers and gave her a nice big Minnie Mouse bow on top of her head. I added a roller coaster which I cut from my Cricut Summer vacation mini cartridge. On the inside section of the card, I added the sentiment celebrate stamped on a label shape cut from my cricut. I finished the card off with some Disney themed Petaloo flowers and a bright yellow rhinestone. These criss cross cards are a lot of fun to make