Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001-2010


On this day that is forever etched on our hearts,
my prayers go out to all who lost someone dear on that day,
and to all of us as Americans who shared their grief.
May the souls lost in NY, Washington DC and PA rest in God's loving embrace.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tilda in a Hurry

This is a little card I make a week or two ago, but I haven't had much time for posting. I know I used a sketch, but I can't remember where it came from! Sorry! I promise to give credit if I figure that out! I inked this cutie up the day my order came in from Diana!

Tilda in a Hurry from Magnolia-licious


Inside

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Magnolia Family Album


I received my copy of the latest Magnolia Ink magazine a couple weeks back. If you have seen it, there was a contest for making a family project representing your family in Magnolia images. Today I am sharing my project. I worked hard to get it submitted, but every time I sent the email, it would come back a day later saying it couldn't be sent, the mailbox was too full. I was never sure until the magazine arrived if they ever really got it. Since it wasn't published, I can share it with you here.

When I first read the contest request I immediately thought of the old tin-type photographs in the beautiful little metal folios lined with velvet. That is what I tried to recreate here.


I had great fun altering Edwin to be bald, because my husband is balding!


My daughter is in the purple dress, I am in the pink one, and
the image I used for my son and my husband is the same
Edwin, I just altered it and drew my own bald head.

It was difficult to photograph the depth inside the folio.
The family poem came from my scrapbooking days!
I colored all of the images with my Copics,
cut them out,
and mounted them at various distances off the background.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tilda and the Diaper Cake

I had so much fun making this little diaper cake for a co-worker that I had to share it with you! YouTube has a number of instructional videos, but there is one that is my favorite! I made a Tingla card to go with the cake, and I wrapped the cake in soft white tulle (but forget to photograph it after wrapping!)

Front view


Side View


This little Tingla is sitting on an old Creative Memories rattle die cut,
and I thought her little socks look like little Uggs booties!


Close-up--Tingla and the rattle are raised.
The pop-dots behind Tingla are thicker
than the ones behind the rattle.

CHALLENGES:
Stamp Something--something cute
Cute Card Thursday--fabric
Just Magnolia--anything goes
PaperPlay Challenge--stitches

Inside

Diaper Cake Video
(called a "nappy" cake down under!)

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Let me know if you get a chance to make your own cake...I would love to see it!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blog Award-- Pay It Forward


Good Morning, Blog-friends!
I have truly missed my cyber-connection these past weeks, as my work schedule has kept me from spending too much time here, or in my craft nook. I was blessed to receive this blog award from Eve at Lavender Memory Lane, so I want to thank her, and pass on my good fortune to some bloggers who inspire me in my creativity.
There are some conditions I'm very happy to fulfill!
1. Thank the person who sent it -
Thank you so much Eve!
Lavender Memory Lane
Addendum:
It appears that I also received this award from Regina too! Thanks Sweetie!

(I really have to check my email more often!!)

2. Post a favorite photo to my page.

This is a picture near Popham Beach, ME where our family has vacationed for the past 8 years. This year we could only make a day trip, as my Dad lives with us, and he can't be left alone overnight any more. It is almost like a postcard picture!

3. Snatch this award and post it on your blog.

4. List three things you like about yourself:

My sense of humor, my creativity, and being a good listener.

5. Choose 5 favorite blogs to receive this award:
Paola's Paper Haven
Handmade by Regina
Artful Achievements
Killam Creative
The Two Pink Ladies

I have some cards in the wings to post, and a diaper cake I made for a shower. Baby Tingla is on the tag, so I hope you check back soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tilda with Lilacs

While lurking in the background for a couple of weeks, I have been trying to keep up with some of my favorite bloggers. Here is a card that I made after seeing something similar on Regina's blog, Agnieszka's Scrappassion and Cabio's blog.. The tutorial came from Bodils Scrappeverden blog.

Outside



Inside



The set

I used "Tilda with Lilacs" and colored her with my Copics.
The white lace is my new MS edge punch.
The lilacs have Flower Soft on them, thanks to my
daughter Katie for suggesting I buy some!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mermaid Tilda Came!!!!

I have been admiring the beautiful cards made by so many Magnolia-licious
crafters with the new Tilda summer stamps,
and waiting anxiously for my order to arrive.
They came yesterday!!!
Thanks Diana!!
(Magnolia-licious Store)
Immediately I pulled out Mermaid Tilda and inked her up!!
Then I pulled out the glitter---paper, Stickles, rhinestones!
Here is what I made:

Is she not a cutie-patootie?!!!

I colored her with my Copics and
used my scalloped circles Nesties to cut her out.
If you look closely you will see the acetate swirly waves.
Here is a little close-up:

There are 3 of these coming out from the sea plants.

A look inside...

Challenges:
Just Magnolia--acetate
Paper Romance--It's a Teen Thing
Papertake Weekly--White and Bright
Cute Card Thursday--Whateva!

The card originally scheduled to post today was pre-empted
by the excitement of receiving the new stamps,
but You can see that Tilda card tomorrow!

Still awaiting word from BLOG CANDY WINNER RENE!!
Last call before I chose another name!

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