Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring is Here!

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to my blog!  I hope you're having a wonderful day :-)  Right now we've got a challenge going on over at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Luscious Lace'.

Here's my card...

Spring is Here!

This little sweetheart is new from the Magnolia club kit. I have no idea what her name is, but she's still the cutest thing. I love her curly hair! She looks Italian to me with those curls so I gave her dark hair. I really like how it turned out too. If you don't get the club kit then you'll be able to get the new stamps soon enough at Magnolia-licious. They always have the latest and greatest Magnolia stamps as well as oldies but goodies. The dp's are from Theresa Collins and the nautical color scheme is just perfect with this image. I'm not a big fan of yellow, but when paired with blue and white it's simply gorgeous. That cute little sentiment that I've stamped on the tag is from the Little Darlings - Warm Fuzzies "Spring Sentiments' set which was designed by our very own multi-talented Mindy Baxter. This set was just released along with a set of Birthday Sentiments.

The lace that I used in the background and on the tag is from my stash. The tag was cut using a Magnolia DooHickey tag die. I don't see it in stock right now, but there many others available at Magnolia-licious that would do the trick. All of the flowers are from WOC. The image and matte were cut using SB dies.

I colored the image using Copic markers.

skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, R20, 30
hair - N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
dress/flowers - Y11, 21, V01
water - B0000, 21, 24

That's it from me today.  Have a terrific day!!!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Arrival!

Good Day Everyone!!!
Today the Magnolia-licious DT has a new 'Baby' challenge going on over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog! How much fun! Now, I don't normally create projects for new babies and expectant mothers because I don't often know any. But, thanks to my teamie and friend Ruby (who decided on the theme this time), I have a reason to use one of the cutest stamps in the Princes and Princesses collection. Thanks Ruby for coming up with such an adorable theme!!!

As always, you too can join us in the fun over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog with your own creation. We'd love to see you show off your talents and go for the win. There is always a fantastic prize to win and lots of fun trying :-)

So, in the interest of time I'll move onto my card. I do hope you like it. It was an absolute pleasure to make...especially since it had been a week since I had seen the inside of my studio! Yikes!

New Arrival!

This little sweetie pie is none other than #115 'Baby Edwin'! He's currently available at Magnolia-licious and is offered up at a 10% discount! How cool is that??? I colored him up with Copic markers in shades of blue and yellow to match the gorgeous papers by Theresa Collins. I purchased the 6x6 paper pad to use it in more of a nautical theme, but I grabbed them up very quickly to use with this project because the colors are so beautiful. I didn't want to use the typical 'baby' papers. I wanted this card to have more of a sophisticated feel about it and I thought I could do that with these papers. You tell me whether or not I've achieved that!
The image and matte were cut using SB dies. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and it and it's matte were cut using SU punches. I really thought the sentiment was going to be too big for the punch but to my surprise it was the perfect size! I love it when ideas come together!!!

The ribbons are both from RRR and the flowers are all from WOC. I pulled the buttons from my button drawer and threaded them with some string by American Crafts. You can see a little glimse of the inside of the card and it's decorated in a similar manner with coordinating papers.

That's it for me today! I'm in the middle of two more projects that are on my desk right now. Hopefully I'll find the time to finish them next week. It's really iffy with my son off school on Spring Break all week.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful day! I would love it if you would leave me a little comment to let me know what you think of my project. It's always so wonderful to hear from you and to see who has stopped in for a visit :-)

Hugs to you!