Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Riley is ready for a Fiesta

Today's card features one of the new stamps from Riley and Company. He's available through www.rileyandcompanyonline.com or if you're in the Kansas City area like I am, he can be purchased at the home of Riley, Stamper's Ink in Shawnee Mission, KS. The base card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 and is white card stock. The designer paper is from We R Memory Keepers and is available in a 6 X 6 paper pad called Fiesta. I added ribbon in two shiny colors of orange and yellow at the bottom and stamped "celebrate" right above the ribbon. Riley was stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. Here's the list of Copics I used: E31, E33, E35, E37, BG49, R37, YR24, and YG63. Hasta La Vista (I think I have that right :) Until next time! Keep smiling everyone and God Bless!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tilda as a shepherd

Elite eight and out that was my Jayhawks. Oh well, see what happens next year. Hope the Marcus twins return, but if they don't it will be thanks for the memories that you brought this year! Today's card was inspired by a card by Mary on page 42 of the newest Magnolia Ink magazine. I used the Tilda as a shephard stamp. I used a Spellbinders nested frame. I cut Tilda and her adorable little lamb out. The designer paper is from Me and My Big ideas. The polka dot paper is from Bo Bunny and I used a shimmery piece of aquamarine color cordination cards stock for the card base (6 x 6). I'm not sure where the ribbon is from, but I do know the flower is from Recollections. I used Hero Arts pearls on the frame. I also added Diamond Stickles to the all the ribbons on the staff, hair, and lamb. I'm thinking of entering this into the Just Magnolia challenge this week, but am not sure it is "original" enough. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Here's the Copic color list: Skin: E11, E00, E0000, RV10 for blush Hair: E44, E34, E50 Dress: BG13, BG11, BG10, BG000, BG0000 Shoes: E34 and E50

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's been a week since my last post!

Wow, I can't believe a whole week went by without me posting anything. Just think last week here in KC it was a beautiful and in the 70's. Today it's in the 30's and might get to 40. Even yesterday we had snow...it didn't stick, but still it snowed.

Instead of card making, I've been doing a lot of cross stitching as I'm participating in stitch group online that's doing a stitch along on some of Kustom Krafts designs.

I haven't made any cards this week until this morning when I made three. Two of which used the same stampendous stamp. The above card is one of those two. The other will be for Teacher Appreciation week and I'm not quite satisfied with it yet to post it.

Easter is four weeks away and I wanted to make some cards for a lady and her daughters at church and deliver them to them today.

The stamp that I used reminds me of sunrise services at my Lutheran church on Easter morning when the first hymn would be "Christ the Lord is Risen Today". Our choir director would have trumpeters play the song along with our pipe organ and the choir. It was hard for the congregation not to be joyful that early in the morning with that inspiration around us.

The stamp is from Stampendous. I stamped the image using Versamark. I used detail gold embossing powder. The flowers are stamps from Heartfelt Creations and they too were stamped using Versamark and I used the same detail gold embossing powder on them. I cut the flowers out using a matching Heartfelt Creations Nestability die.

All the paper is from The Paper Company and is there "metalic" or "shimmer" line. The base card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut on the green flourish. A piece of the white paper was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug swiss dot folder.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone. I have to head into the other room and watch the Jayhawks try and make it to the final four. They are the only #1 seed left so I have my fingers crossed.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just Magnolia Favorite Colors Challenge

Blessed Sunday everyone! I hope those of you who are following March Madness are enjoying the tournament play as I am. I hope your team wins...as long as they aren't playing against the Kansas Jayhawks!

This past week brought one shipment of paper that I really was excited to see. Last week I saw a card made with Anna Griffin Willow papers. The shades of blue are so cool. That paper has been talking to me all week. Then this morning I see where Just Magnolia blog is having a challenge to use your favorite color for a card. My card just had to feature that paper.

To me some of the patterns in the Willow paper represent Hawaiian quilts. So I thought I would put those papers and Tilda with a Hawaiian flower together. I also had the Aloha stamp that I wanted to use. As a lot of you know, our cards don't always go the way we plan. I had not planned to make an easel card, but with no room for Aloha on the front, I decide to do an easel card.

I stamped the Tilda image using Memento Tuxedo Black. I stamped Aloha in Memento Paris Dusk. The flower at the top of the Aloha image is from Hero Hues and it was off white that I colored with Copic FRV1. That's the same color I used on the Hibisicus in Tilda's hair. The other Copics I used are:

Hair: E25, E34, E31, E50
Skin: E11, E00, E0000
Dress and Shoes: B39, B37, B34, B21, B0000
Socks, eyelet on dress: C1 and C0
I used C0 to outline the image.

I just realized I forgot to color the cheeks and as soon as I finish here some RV10 will be added there.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday Sketch 146

Yesterday I was looking around at the various blogs and made my way to Friday Sketchers blog. I was blown away by a card that was made for this week's sketch by Jacque. It had beautiful navy and peach colors. I didn't have anything like that in my paper stash so I headed out to my favorite paper haunts and found some beautiful new papers call Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye.

I love Tilda with the hanging bunny. I stamped her using Memento Tuxedo Black ink (yes, I found it). I then colored the image using the following copics:

BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, Y28, Y26, Y21, Y00, RV10, E33, E50, E11, E00, E0000.
The flower is from Prima. Like Jacque's design I also used Liquid Applique on the bunny's tale and I also added some glitter to it. The die cut circle is from MFT.

Jacque if you see this post, please take my attempt at copying your card as flattery as your work was so awesome!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bumble Bee Tilda

Today's card was inspired by a couple of things. Last week, I took a class at Stamper's Ink where we did several cards for a class call Elegantly Embossed cards. The base card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 yellow shimmer paper. The next layer is a white shimmer card stock that's been dry embossed with a Cuttlebug Bee folder. The white sheer ribbon and the bumble bee in the corner completed the card that was designed by one of the women at Stamper's Ink. The bee is from Recollections and is availabe at Michaels.

While viewing Tilda blogs, I saw Dragonfly Tilda done as a bumble bee and I thought that would be a perfect addition to the above card. I used the largest Labels 4 Nestablility to cut out Tilda. I then drew around that Nestabilitiy and cut out the black background shape. The black and the colored Tilda image have been popped up.

Tilda was stamped using Rich Cocoa Memento ink (my Tuxedo Black ink is missing from my work space). I used the following Copic markers for coloring Tilda:

Hair: E33, Y21, E50
Yellow on body: Y19, Y18, Y15, Y00
Wings: Y00 and Stardust Stickles
Rest of Tilda are C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00.
Skin: E00, E0000

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Northwoods Bunnies

Beware of the ides of March...no way. It's too nice of day here in KC. The sun is out it's in the 50's. I even went outside and turned on the pump to the water garden. Hopefully, we're done with the cold and snow.

Today's card is one that is made from Northwoods stamps. My base card is white 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 from Yours Truly. The pink cs is pink shimmer paper that I bought at Stamper's Ink today. The ribbon is from JoAnn's and is by Offray and is called Flag Check Pastel. I also use Pink Pearls. I used circle and scalloped circle Nestablilities. After the card was completed I spritzed Pearl Glimmer Mist over the entire card.

The Northwoods bunny image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and was colored with Copics. Here are the copic numbers I used: Y02, Y11, YR16, V04, V06, YG01, YB03, C0, C1, R00, B01 and B000.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March Maggie/Copic 102 from Scrapbook Page

I had another class today at Scrapbook Page featuring wonderful Tilda stamps from Magnolia. All three cards were designed by Julie Case who works for The Scrapbook Page. I just love Tilda.

Eskimo Legend regarding departed loved ones

As some of you know, I lost my husband, Frank, two years ago yesterday to a rare bladder cancer. Since I am still missing him, I found this stamp from Quietfire Design about how our departed love ones let us know they are happy in heaven.

I stamped the image on Kraft card stock using Memento Paris Dusk ink. I used a Cuttlebug star folder and embossed another piece of Kraft card stock. I sprayed it with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and then cut out one star with my star Nestability. I then cut out one size larger star from Navy card stock. I glued the star to the ribbon. I bought the polka dot ribbon at JoAnns.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Easter card

I saw a Valentine's card in one of my magazines with a similiar layout and I decided to adopt it for this Easter card. I just love this little bunny from the "garden friends" set from Penny Black. He's stamped with Memento brown ink and colored with copics. I then used an Egg shaped Nestability to cut him out and pop him up on the designer paper. I also added glitter to the outside of the egg shape. The ribbon is from JoAnn's. The paper is from Reminise.

Make n' Take

Isn't this a sweet birthday card? It'll probably be mailed later today to someone who has a birthday this week. I think I saw on Facebook at least four "friends" with birthdays this week. This was a make n' take yesterday at the Scrapbook Page. Of course I had to come home and add glitter and gem stones to the card. I also put Crystal affects on to the vase. I just love this stamp set from Stampendous and the paper from Bo Bunny. I can see making more of these!
It was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copics.

Double Embossing

I've had a fun week stamping. I didn't get to that much later in the week as Diago my "rescued" Shih Tzu sprained his left front paw/leg. I took him to be checked on Friday and he also had a fever of 104. I found out that is high for dogs as their normal temp is around 102. He also had been coughing so he's also being treated for Kennel cough. He's going through so much. Liver disease and now this, but "this" will hopefully be over in a week. He such sweet silly boy.

Now for three cards this week.

This first one are two stamped images from Hero Arts. I went to a stamp club meeting Tuesday night and learned the double embossing technique. For the floral stamp, I stamped the image using fine gold embossing powder and then heat set it. After that I used a Versamark pen and colored in the flowers and then used clear embossing powder on them and then heat set a second time.

I added Hero Arts gems and ribbon to the card. The butterflies were created with a punch from Martha Stewart.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Scrapbook Page Copic 101

Card above is from CC Designs
Card above is stamped using a Penny Black stamp. The next three cards use stamps from Stampendous.

Here are five pictures of the cards that we did in the Copic 101 class at The Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Mission, Ks. All cards were designed by Julie Case who is the instructor for the class.

Three stamps are from Stampendous, one from Penny Black and the last one is from CC Designs (it's a digital image, but is also available in cling form).
If you have questions regarding these cards, contact me at WindyGEM@earthlink.net.

Once I was home with the cards, I did add a few of my own touches to the cards. I put brown flocking on the sunflowers in the watering can and added pearls to the bottom of the card. I added pearls or rhinestones to several other cards.

Coneflowers and Butterflies

I love coneflowers and I fell in love with a card at Archiver's made with this stamp from Stampendous. This my interperation of the card I saw.

The base card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and is brown card stock from Yours Truly. The pick is Bazzil. The white cs is Neenah. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics (R81, R83, R85, YG93, YG95, E47, and E25). The ribbon is from American Crafts and the pearls are from Kaiser Craft. I used three different butterfly punches from Martha Stewart. I used flock from Stampendous in two shades of brown (Caramel Latte Tan and Cinnamon Toast).

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Where the bunny tryouts?

Every now and then I try to have a sense of humor in my cards. I thought the Great Impressions Duck in a bunny suit was cute and of course so is Magnolia Bunny Tilda. What happens if they met? My mind went to the Cadbury chocolate commerical that is currently airing...the one where all the different animals have on bunny ears. Since I plan to put the card on Splitcoast, I wasn't sure if outside of the USA other world wide card makers would know about the Cadbury commerical. So I hand wrote the caption: "Do you know where the Easter Bunny tryouts are held?"
The base card stock is purple and is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. All images were stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. I put white Sparkly fluff on the duck/bunny tail and put pink flocking on Bunny Tilda's ribbon.
I hope you enjoy my sense of humor on this one!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birthday Hollyhocks

Here's another card inspired by a design from one of my magazines. This card is in the Spring 2011 Paper Creations magazine and was designed Deborah March.

The card uses stamped images from Hero Arts. The card in the magazine uses some paper from Creative Imaginations that was called Red Music. I couldn't find that paper so I improvised. I have a cling stamp from Hero Arts that has musical notes on it and I stamped in black ink on to the red cardstock. I then used the Hollyhock stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped it using Versamark ink and then used white embossing powder and heat set it.

My card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and I used Luxuary Opal card stock as my base for the piece with Happy Birthday stamped on and the bottom half of that piece is embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder from ProvoCraft. The red bling is from Hero Hues. The ribbon I had on hand and I'm not sure of the company that produced it.

For God So Loved the World

My inspiration for the above card is from a card by Connie McCotter that is in the March issue of CardMaker magazine.
All stamped images are from Our Daily Bread designs. I stamped the cross using Staz On Dove Grey ink. I stamped the John 3:16 verse using Walnut Stain distress ink from Ranger. I sponged Vintage photo around the off white oval and both pieces of designer paper. The designer papers are from Bo Bunny. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. The pearls are from Kaiser Craft.
I hate to admit this about myself, but when cutting the ovals, I didn't use matching die cuts. So that's why I offset them in my card. As those of you who make cards know, there's no mistakes in card making just a change for embellishments. So I offset the two ovals and added pearls on the dark blue oval. Of course none of you of would have know that unless you have a copy of the magazine with Connie's card in it :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hugs to my Peeps

Happy March everyone!

Today's card contains a cute bunny hugging his peeps. The stamp is from Inky Antics. I generated the saying on my computer (Times New Roman, 14) and cut it out using ovals and scalloped ovals Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

The base card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I'm not sure what the color name is, but it looks a little like suede. The designer paper is 4 by 5 1/4 and is from a designer scrapbook pad from We R Memory Keepers. The pad is called Vintage Blue. The purple back to the stamped image and for the scalloped oval is from Hero Hues.

I used four Copic colors on the bunny. They were FY1 for the chicks. YR16 for the chick's beaks and claws. I use R81 on the bunny's ears, paws, mouth and nose. I outlined the image in C1.
The glitter brads are from Bo Bunny.