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.