Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is my little Piggy's birthday!! We had a great day full of piggy birthday fun! Here is a picture of her with the birthday card I made her.

She loves pigs and she loves skulls and crossbones, so I combined the two and made the perfect birthday card for her. Here she is with a little pig she got for her pig collection.

And finally, here are the pig snout cupcakes we are taking to give to the kids in her class tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Fun Slider Card

The current challenge on Scrappy Frogs is to make a slider card. This is a really cool kind of card that I hadn't tried before. You can see the tutorial and video here. I used one of the new Fall Bildmalarna stamps on my project. I think this stamp is adorable!!! The main image I used is called Mimosa Wonderful Day.

When you pull the top layer out of the little notch, the bottom card slides out too. Very cool I have no idea how someone came up with this one.

I masked the image and placed her sitting against the Autumn Tree. I used some paper with some fun fall colors and colored my image with copic markers to match. I have become so conscious of my copic coloring now that it takes me forever to make a card. I added the sentiment I beleaf in you (from House Mouse) because it's perfect for a Fall inspired card. I hope you can join us on Scrappy Frog and make your own slider card.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Turquoise and Brown

The current challenge on Magnolia Stamp Lovers is to create a project using the color combination of turquoise and brown. This is a great color combination. I waited until the last minute to throw this card together and the pictures are not that great, so I apologize in advance for that.

The bow cast a shadow over the rest of the card, so that throws the colors off a little. I used some scrap paper I had laying around and tried to color Gift Tilda's dress to match the turquoise paper. I believe this Tilda was part of the wedding collection, but she is perfect for birthday cards as well as Christmas cards. This Tilda is a must have!!! The colors I used for her dress were BG15, BG13, and BG11. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday this week and kind of switched it up a little bit. I trimmed the edge with my Martha Stewart doily lace punch. I added some ribbon I have laying around across the card and as the big bow on the top. I finished the bow off with a turquoise rhinestone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You Rock House Mouse

House Mouse and Friends blog is having a challenge to use yellow and orange on a house mouse project. I decided to use the House Mouse stamp of the month for June it included both the House Mouse stamp One Mouse Band and the sentiment You Rock.

I embossed some yellow cardstock with my Cuttlebug and then added a piece of Sassafrass Lass decorative paper. It is kind of hard to tell from the picture, but I have sewn around my layers with my sewing machine. I finally got one that I can understand (a Janome Sew Mini). I colored this little guy with my copic markers and added some petaloo flowers also colored with my copic markers. I finished the flowers off with a giant rhinestone that was, you guessed it, colored with my yellow copic marker.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hang in There with Edwin

Well it's my turn to post an Edwin creation on the Magnolia Stamp Lovers blog. Only having one daughter, I don't purchase many Edwins. I don't have much use for boy cards and they are really difficult for me to make. I feel like I can't use any of my girlie embellishments on them. I decided to used one of the new nautical Edwins. This little guy will be part of the soon to be released Bon Voyage collection. His official name is Dangling Sea Edwin.

He is colored with copic markers. I used B39, B37, and B34 for the navy of his shorts and socks, some C1 and C00 to shade the white parts, and R29, R27, and R24 for his little tie. I used the warm greys- W5, W3, and W1 for the anchor. Basic Grey June Bug paper is the background and I added some twine colored with an E33 copic for a little decoration. I just knotted it because I thought a bow might be too girlie. I have used the sketch from this week's Friday Sketcher's blog as my layout.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Under the Sea

Well, I absolutely love the new mermaid Tilda stamp that was part of the Summer kit. I think she is absolutely adorable. I decided to use this image to make a card for a few challenges. Scrappy Frogs is having a stitching challenge, so I combined that with the sketch from Just Magnolia. Here is a picture of the Just Magnolia sketch.

And here is a picture of my card.

I really wanted to sew on this card with my machine, but I could not get the needle to stay threaded to save my life. So, I stitched all the way around the 2 paper pieces without any thread in the needle. Then, I drew in the "stitches" with an aqua copic spica pen. It kind of makes it look like I sewed with aqua thread (which I could never do because I don't know how to wind the bobbin or anything like that so I stick with white). The paper is Basic Grey 2 Scoops. I didn't add the sentiment like in the sketch because honestly, I ran out of time. I had all kind of issues going on yesterday and this is the best I could do LOL. All of the little gems around Tilda which are hard to see in the photo were set with my Irock tool. They are clear crystals and some blue and green metallic studs.