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


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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.

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


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!