Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Christmas All Year Long - February




Here is my entry to the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog hop. You can find it each month on the 25th. I am posting three pictures of the card trying to show the color more accurately and the sparkle - some pictures show it better on the snowman and some show it better on the trees and snowflakes so with all three you get the idea.

I love this Magnolia Snowman! He is so adorable. I love his eyes, so expressive and cheerful. I also used an Alota background stamp,(which I purchased both from magnolia-licious) yes it is the same one I used for Tilda and Edwin skating :) It is my only Winter scene LOL! Anyway the designer paper is Stampin' Up! and the card stock is chocolate chip and old olive (SU). I used my water color crayons to color and also used the Tsukineko all purpose ink paint in frost white as snow accents. There is Icicle color Stickles on my cute little snowman and diamond color Stickles on the snowflakes. There is also Diamond Glaze on the bells to make them nice and shiny. The snowflakes are on a border punch by Martha Stewart that I just picked up today.

I hope you like my entry - it was fun to make and I really enjoyed coloring this cute little guy. Oh I just want to squeeze him he is so cute!

Please head on over to the next fabulous card on this blog hop journey! Paper Castles

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Red, Black and White Challenge

The weekly challenge for this week on KL Stampin n' Scrappin blog is simply to make a red, black and white card. I am still using and loving this Stampin' Up Valentine's paper and the red floral is just great for cards. As you can see it is Tilda, Tilda with heart ornament which you can purchase here (if it doesn't show then it is out of stock and you can email Diana to see when they will be restocked). It is hard to tell but the heart is all sparkly with glitter and looks so pretty! This is another easel card as I had mentioned in my last post and I have yet another one I am working on for this month's exchange. So much for trying not to regurgitate cards LOL! I just love how they stand up by themselves, my cats keep walking all over my cards and knocking them over (try keeping cats off desks LOL!) and it is tiring fixing them every day. The easel cards don't fall over :) I hope you like my card!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthday Cards


Here are some birthday cards that I have made recently. The layouts are from sketches and various things I have seen that inspired me :) I print out a bunch of wallet sized pictures of cards, then I take from each what I like about it and combine them and make my card from what just kind of happens! Sometimes I start with a designer paper that I want to use or sometimes it is a stamp. I have found this method to be the easiest for me rather than sitting with a blank desk and a stamp. I have read a lot of different ways people are inspired to create their cards, some use a picture of something like a pretty comforter for a bed, a fancy cupcake, a vase or image of another piece of art, a bouquet of flowers, a color or sketch challenge etc. and it is very interesting what results!

I have seen a lot of of cards lately that look the same though. One main focal image, a bunch of rose flowers or prima flowers around it, a bunch of different matching patterned paper, tons of layers and poof the same card again. So lately I have been trying to do a variety myself and not get stuck in a rut but the above cards look like I have! I have made a lot of easel cards, I will be showing you a couple more of those - hope they aren't getting boring! I tried to make each of them look a little different though :) Until next time, Have a great day!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Lilac Tilda

I have been a bad girl! I haven't posted a new card in a week. I have several things to share just not a lot of time to write all about them. You know how that goes I am sure! This is a card I made for our hostess of the Magnolia Card Kit Swap on SCS, Angela. She has been a wonderful hostess and I wanted to make something pretty for her. I love this designer paper by Stampin' Up, the colors are so pretty! Yes, another easel card, I really like these. It was fun to create and I hope you like it and I hope she liked it! I will keep this short so maybe I will have time to post more this week. Thanks for stopping by!