March 24, 2010

Fairytale Wedding

Once again I am making this card for two challenges. The first one is Magnolia Down Under and I won the top five again last week. Just had to share that with everyone. Their challenge is the sketch that I used. The other will be for Just Magnolia who's challenge this week is to make an Easel Card. After I finished the card I then tried my hand at making an envelope box. I will have to make more of them since it was pretty easy. I had this all finished and setting out on the table ready to take photos of it when my daughter who is home from college this week walked by and put dibs (as she called it) on this card to give to her friend who will be getting married this summer. Now for the card. My DP is by Basic Grey's Green at Heart line. The solid papers including the envelope is by Bazzill. I, as usual, distressed all edges and inked them with Ranger's Tea Dye distress ink. My image is one from the newest Fairytale Collection. I also added some mesh behind the center to add a little something different. All my bling is from a pack I bought at a stamping show I went to this past weekend by Crafty Secrets Vintage Bling. I used my Labels Five nestie for all images and sentiment. I also used the MS lace border punch on the front and back of the envelope. Here is a closeup of my cuties which I colored with my Copics.

I'm off on Sunday to get Copic Certified.
Here is my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11 & R20 on cheeks.
Dress: C0, C1
Suit: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Flowers/tie: V06, V09, V12
Grass: YG63, YG67, G20
Brides Hair: YR23, E35, Y23
Grooms Hair: E39, E99, E18, YR23
Shading: B000 & Colorless Blender

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March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Just Magnolia

Well, to start off I just have to mention that I won last week over at Magnolia Down Under. That was a surprise and I LOVED IT! (he, he). And for this week there challenge is Birthday because this happens to be Magnolia Down Under's 1st Birthday and to celebrate they are having a Blog Hop. You should hop on over and check it out. HERE.


Here is my entry for the challenge and I am also going to enter it in the Magnolia-licious Sketch Challenge.
For the card I have used printed papers from Fancy Pant's Road Show Set and cardstock by Bazzill. I have distressed and inked all my edges with Ranger Distress Ink. I then used the chisel tip end of my Copic marker and made the dashes around all the layers. I added some lace from my stash and brads in all the corner by SU. The larger flower in the middle is from Magnolia and the smaller ones are Prima. I added some half pearls to the centers which are also from SU. I added some leaves and greenery underneath the flowers. I colored my cute little Flower Girl by Magnolia with Copics and added the Happy Birthday which is stamped inside of a oval cut with my nestie. Here is a closer look and a list of my colors.

Copic Colors:
Dress: G24, G21, G20
Socks & Flowers: E09, E07, R24
Shoes: E19, E17, E15
Hair: YR23, Y23, E35
Leaves & Grass: YG67, YG63,
Skin: E13, E11, E00, R20
Shadow around outside is B000 with Colorless Blender

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March 11, 2010

News Flash

Here is a gift card holder I made for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. The challenge was to use 3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttons, and 1 bow. I also will be entering it in the StampsRus Challenge. It calls for distressing. Some other exciting news is I will be taking the Copic Certification Class on March 28th. I am so EXCITED.
If you slide it open you can place a gift card inside. Then when they remove the card it says Happy Birthday. Here it is opened up.
I have used papers from My Mind's Eye. I distressed all the edges and then sewed them on. I used my nestie to cut out the Happy Birthday layers on the inside and I cut out New Flash on my Cricut. I colored Tilda with Copics and attached her with some foam squares. I added two buttons, 3 flowers and 1 bow to qualify for the challenge. Here is a list of the Copic colors I used.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 on cheeks
Shoes: E25, E40, E42
Clothes: RV14, RV17, RV19, G20, G21, G24.
Newspaper: C1, C3, C9
Hair: E29, E31, E44

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Beautiful Blogger Award


Wow, Thanks Cheryl for giving me this Beautiful Blogger Award. I am so grateful and honored. I will wear it with Pride. I also have only been blogging since November but have made some wonderful friends. Thanks again Cheryl.

The rules of the award are pretty simple.
1. Add a link and a note of thanks to the person who gave you the award.
2. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you love.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.

So here goes:
1. I am a 45-year-old wife of 26 years and a mother to 3.
2. I love all things that are crafty.
3. I'm seriously addicted to collecting Copic Markers. Only 75 to go.
4. I love to travel
6. I watch American Idol faithfully
7. I like country/soft rock music

Passing it on:
1. Lynn
7. Tami
11. Rhonda
12. Tammy
13. Anne
14. LuLu
15. Cindy

March 2, 2010

Explosion Box

Well, first off today I would like to brag about making the Top Five over at Magnolia Down Under Challenge. I was so excited to read my name that I yelled out Yippee and of course everyone else in the house thought I was nuts. When asked what I won, I told them I get to put a badge on my blog that says I won. They didn't get the excitement in that. Men.

For today I have made and explosion box for the Just Magnolia Challenge. The Challenge this week is Birthday. It took me awhile to get all the images colored and of course while I was coloring this weekend, the guys in my house had to tease me about not growing up yet because I still like to play with markers.

I have used papers from BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses Line and cardstock from Bazzill. For the stamps I used Unwrapped Tilda, Chef Tilda, and Sweet Tilda along with some of the Butterflies all from Magnolia. I used all the same color markers for all the images and they are listed below. I also used a stamp for the inside bottom by Great Impression that is about missing your birthday. Oops. I have inked all edges and layered all images with my nesties. I used my Cricut to cutout Happy Birthday twice, once on the top and again inside.

I have layered some Prima Flowers on the top and side of the lid. I also used a little lace around the top edge of the lid. Since it was a late birthday, I had to fill it with chocolate kisses.

Here is a list of the Copic colors that I used. I am not going into detail as to where I used each color this time.
E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E25, E27. E29, E31, E40, E41, E42, E43, E55, E47
R000, R00, R20, R21, R29
YG63, G20
C1, C3, C5, C7, W2, W3
Sharpie for highlights.

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