Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Tilda Retirement card

Here's another retirement card that I made for a friend at BCBSKC. I found a similar easel/congratulations card yesterday as I was looking through some other blogs of people who make cards using Magnolia/Tilda stamps. I don't remember the card designer's name to give that person credit, but I did want to mention this wasn't my own design.

I used Happy Tilda. I know Judy is happy for the people who are retiring. Every single one of the folks retiring have put in many years in the IT department at BCBSKC.

The base of the card is brown cs and is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. The other designer papers are from a Basic Grey paper pad.

Tilda was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. Nestabilities were used to cut the circles. The Congratulations on your Retirement stamp is from Northwoods.

Good Times

I have a friend who is an employee at BCBSKC. She needed some retirement cards for a couple of retirements that will occur early next year.

This card uses a stamp set from Our Craft Lounge. I found this stamp set at the Our Craft Lounge display at the Scrap and Rubberstamp Expo in Las Vegas in October. I bought that set with making retirement cards in mind. I'm glad I did. Even though Archiver's carries Our Craft Lounge stamps sets, I have not seen this set at our local stores.
It is a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card with a black card base. I used tropical breeze cs (4 x 5 1/4) for the next layer. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with copics. I used circle Nestabilities on the saying and the silver mirror paper. I cut a piece of black to represent the base of a crystal ball.

Inside the card on a piece of white card stock is the saying Congratulations on your Retirement. That stamp is from Northwoods.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tilda with gifts

I love Maggie's! In the current issue of the Magnolia magazine on page 33 is card using the Tilda with gifts stamp. I had previously made a card like it, but at that time I did not have the this Tilda stamp. I used a Betsy Blue Bell stamp from Penny Black and that card was done in reds like the one in the magazine.

When I got the Tilda with Gifts stamp, I knew I wanted to do a card in blue using it. I love the color blue and I love the blue paper from BoBunny so I knew I had to combine it and the stamp.

The card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. The base card is Night of Navy from SU. All other papers and the ribbon are from BoBunny. I stamped Tilda using Memento tuxedo black. The saying on the tag is from Impression Obsession.

Riley finds his tree

Two new cards for you today.

This first card was inspired by "Miss Boo" in the Riley and Company gallery on

It is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Riley was stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. I used E31, E33, E35 and E37 on Riley. The reds I used were R32 and R35. At this time, I don't remember the numbers of the greens.
The christmas tree paper is from K & Company. I used the snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the piece of white paper. I applied the embossed white cs and the christmas tree paper to a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of red cs and tied a white ribbon around it before applying those three pieces to the base white card. I used Nestabilites to cut both the scalloped circle and the regular round circle.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday card using Wilma from Magnolia

One of my former BCBSKC co-workers let me know she needed a birthday card with a dog on it. I fell in love with Wilma when I saw her on the back cover of issue #5 Magnolia magazine.

I stamped Wilma using Memento Rich Cocoa brown ink. She was colored with copics. The Happy birthday stamp is from Stampendous. I put Icicle stickles on the rose. The designer paper is from Doodlebug and the green polka dot paper is from BoBunny.

Reideer Tilda

I'm hooked on images from Magnolia Stamps. I was inspired to make this card by a card on the back cover of the Magnolia issue #4.

I used the Reindeer Tilda stamp and the Christmas word stamp. The Christmas word stamp was stamped using Versacolor pine green ink. Tilda was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the pine branches and Hero Arts Poinsetta's. I used the new Scalloped, Lace edged Nestabilities. The Christmas Greetings stamps is from Stampendous.

Make N' Take

I had a successful craft fair yesterday at BCBSKC. I sold 86 cards and now I have to make more so that I can some ready for the next craft fair and also some for me to mail too.

Today I attended a make n' take at Scrapbook Page and this card is from that make n' take. The stamps are from Stampendous. The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last Saturday make n' take

Finally for today, I posting a cute make n' take from Stamper's Ink from this past Saturday. I didn't get to the make n' take on Saturday, but I was lucky that Dolores at Stamper's Ink had made up some kits with the new cute Sophie on skates from the newest release of Riley stamps.

The card uses a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white base. The green cs is from Prism. The pink snowflake paper is from BoBunny. The image was colored with Copics. YG06, YG03, and YG00 were used on Sopie's skating outfit. I used a Flourscent pink copic on Sopie's skates. I then added Stardust Stickles to Sopie's outfit and also to create the "ice". I think the "Holiday Wishes" is from Inkadinkado.

Retirement card

One of my former co-workers at BCBSKC has requested I make three retirement cards for her. Here is one of them. I used to stamps from Riley and Company. One of Riley caught up in a snowball reminded me how I felt sometimes while working :) The other image of Riley in a hammock indicates to me how retirement should be enjoyed.

Both images were stamped on white cs using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored both images using Copics. The other DP is from BoBunny. The sayings were computer generated.

I don't know which of the upcoming retirees from BCBSKC will get this card. However, I do hope they enjoy their retirement as much as I'm enjoying mine!

2nd of four

For those of you who don't know...I have become addicted to Magnolia stamps! This card was an idea I got from an Australian card magazine that featured some of the 2010 Christmas stamp line from Magnolia. I didn't have any gingham paper here at the house so last Saturday, I made a trip to my nearest Hobby Lobby store where I know they have some dp that is gingham.

The base card is white and is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. The red ribbon and lacy white ribbon I had here at home. The flowers are some that were a "thank you" for purchasing some stamps from Magnolia online.

1st of four new card images today.

Finally, I figured out what my issue with the internet was...I needed a new cable modem. It's so good to be able to post things again. I tried to post via my cell phone, but that did not work. All I could post was title...a lot of good that did.
The first card today is a stamp image I purchased out in Las Vegas at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. The stamp is from a company called Stamp Oasis. When I saw it I thought it looked like a stamp of a Precious Moments figurine. I have a least one niece who collects Precious Moments figurines and I thought it would make a great Christmas card for her.

I used a basic white CS for the base card which is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. I then used red card stock and some gold metallic cs I had on hand. The poinsetta flower is from Hero Arts. I used a punch to punch out the star and put a pearl in the middle of the star. I used scalloped and non scalloped ovals from Nestabilities. The image is colored with Copics.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010