Monday, February 18, 2013

Wintertime Red

I have never used acetate in the cuttlebug before so I thought I'd give it a try. I used the swirls folder and placed the acetate over the Magnolia and Snowman.
It was a little hard to get the design to show up on the photo.

this card entered into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under, challenge 184, I Can See Clearly Now.. Use Acetate
Marvelous Magnolia, challenge 14, Red 
Pause Dream Enjoy, challenge 4 - Use A Hat

Happy Spring

Its still a little chilly here but I'm craving spring colors.. so decided to get an early start on some Springy Colored cards..  


Entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spring Birthday Maggie

I decided to get started on some extra birthday cards.  Its the perfect time for some colorful Magnolia challenges.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Bingo (Flowers, Ribbon, Punch Die)
Magnolia-Licious - All About Birthdays 
Stamp and Create, Challenge 2 - Flowers

Happy Valentines Day

I've been busy cleaning/clearing my craftroom since Christmas.. boy its a mess after that holiday... but I did find some time to create a couple of valentines for my sweeties..
here is an easel card created for my DD.

 entered into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop, Challenge 2 - Valentines/Love 
Challenges 4 Everybody, Challenge 13 -  Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge, #61 - Color With Texture (Gravel Ground) 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Anything Goes Challenge Blog, Challenge 86 - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Pause Dream Enjoy, Challenge 3 - Mainly Red 
Marvelous Magnolia, Challenge 13 -  Hearts
Tilda's Town, Challenge 39 - Anything Goes 
CLP Challenge 55 Sketch 
Magnolia Down Under, Challenge 183 - Love Is All Around Us

 and here is the one for my sweetie pie... (who LOVES pizza)

 entered into the following challenges:

Cards For Men, Challenge 3 - All My Love
Simon Says - Have A Heart 
Wags N Whiskers, Challenge 97 - Love 
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays, 95 - Anything Goes

Monday, February 4, 2013

Magnolia-Licious Hi There

hi there.. well its actually been warm here in the deep south.. Temps some days in the high 70's.. which is making my flowers want to come out too early... Its put me into the mood for some spring colors... Its a perfect time for the Magnolia-Licious Inspiration Challenge.  I've always been intimidated by these wonderful artists before.. but I gotta jump into this challenge sometime.. so here is my take on the current challenge.
Please pardon my added details to the face.  I love Maggies but everyone I make these cards for prefers faces put on..

 entered into the following challenge:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mindy Baxter Technique Class

If you use Copic markers on your card images and participate in any blog challenges you've probably come across some of the gorgeous images colored by Mindy Baxter "StampinMindy".  I purchased her Etsy class to learn some of her techniques.  This is how my first image turned out using her tips.  Its a new technique for me so it will take some practice.  But its so worth it.. I love the depth that her images have.  Mindy is also offering classes at the CMC Classroom site.

Monday, December 31, 2012

I've Been ETSY'd Finally !!!

OK all... I've got my new ETSY store up and running now... I've been selling some of my cards to friends and relatives and they have been after me to sell online..

so  wander on over and take a look.. I'm just getting started so not a lot posted in ETSY yet... but I'm working away at home... If you see something you like and would like it customized, just let me know.. or if you see one of my cards for a challenge and would like one in another color scheme, I'd be glad to do that also.. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts.. and thanks for all the support the crafting community has always shown.. hugs

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Frosty the Snowman

I decided to do something a little different with a cut file I was "playing around" with..  I turned the inside cut a quarter turn and liked the way it set the snowman image off.  This card is being entered into the following challenge:
 City Crafter Challenge, 139 - Snowman Fun

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally Christmas Card Pics

Ive been so busy making cards that I've neglected taking pictures.. I finally lined them all up and started snapping...

I colored this Dustin Pike image first.. I think this "Relaxin Rudy" is just the cutest..  The paper is from Paper Studios All Seasons.. Colored with Copics.. I used metallic pens to highlight, silver metallic and glitter foam snowflakes for accent.

Entered into the following challenges:
Raise The Bar , Challenge 124 - Let It Snow
Wags 'n Whiskers, Challenge 94 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays, Challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy, Challenge 50 - Snow
TTCRD, Challenge 48 - Anything Goes 
CMC Copic Challenge Group, Challenge 58 - Metallic Gleam

Sunday, November 11, 2012

In Sympathy

I created this card for the following challenges..

Challenges 4 Everybody challenge 7 - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Sympathy / Thinking of You

My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 83 - Sentiments Only

Friday, November 9, 2012

Its Beginning To Look A Lot.....

well its official.. time to start the Christmas cards.. (should have started weeks ago)... KWIM
I'm always running late with my final cards... might as well put a sleeping bag in the craft room.. actually why sleep at all, who needs sleep...  I wish... :)
no colored images this time.. embossing and sentiment tag.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund Challenge 60 - Bling

Happy B'Day Friend

I created this pop up gift card holder for a dear friends birthday.. luckily she has a GREAT sense of humor.  :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Raise The Bar Challenge 119 - Birthday

Wags n Whiskers Challenge 92 - Be Thankful

Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Friday 84 - Anything Goes

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge 45 - Food/Beverage

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Give Thanks

I created this card for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 53 - Give Thanks

Fab N Funky Challenge 146 - Bingo (Distress, Flourish, Kraft)

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 83 - Sentiments

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Fabulous Fall Colors

Stars & Sparkles Birthday

I created this Birthday card for my DD boyfriend.  He is starting pitcher for his team.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge 134, Stars and Sparkles

Inky Impressions Challenge 84, Birthday

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge 43, Anything Goes

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Thank You

 I created this card for a dear cousin who visited last month and cooked the entire time she was here.. Did I mention she is from the deep south... OH MY... a wonderful cook... I think I gained 20 pounds.. I wanted to tell her "THANK YOU" and how much we appreciated it all.  When I saw this Magnolia stamp I knew I had to use it along with fall colors...

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: