Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Trudy's Birthday Card

Here is the birthday card I made for my SIL.  We get to go visit them this weekend!!  Yeah!!  I made this card similar to the one for the Magnolia-licious challenge, and I think I like this one better.  I just got this new stamp from Whiff of Joy, and I love it.  It was fun to color.  I used my distress inks and some watercolor paper.

Card Recipe:
  • Paper: Basic Grey- Eva
  • Stamps:  Whiff of Joy, Just Rite Stampers
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • pink satin ribbon from Michaels, spellbinders
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, "weeds" from Michaels

Magnolia-licious Challenge

I finally had a chance to sit down and work on a card for the Magnolia-licious May Challenge.  This one was fun, but I made a second similar card that I think I like a little better.  What do you think?  See my other post for today.

Card recipe:
  • Paper:  Basic Grey - Eva , Arches Watercolor paper
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda with flowing hair, Northwoods (Happy Birthday)
  • Ink:  Distress Inks
  • Martha Stewart Arches border punch
  • Pink satin ribbon, bling, spellbinders

Friday, May 14, 2010

Anniversary Card

Here is the Anniversary card that I made for hubby.  The flower was hand made using paper punches.

Card Recipe:
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Valentine, Waltzingmouse Stamps
  • Paper:  Basic Gray Bittersweet
  • Punch bunch punches:  Punch Shop
  • Spellbinders hearts

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day card #3

This Mother's Day card is for my birth mother.  I met her when I was about 21 years old.  She has 3 other children, and I stay in touch mostly with my half-sister, Stephanie.  Well, I did before she got married and had a baby.  She's just as busy as me now, LOL!!

I am entering this in the Just Magnolia Challenge "It Takes Two"

Card Recipe:
  • Paper:  Cloud9Design: Sunrise Smoothie-Luster Floral,  C9D Christy (?) -Luster Sara's Garden Streams
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Beach Tilda, Bathing Ring
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
  • Punch Bunch leaf punches
  • Spellbinders label
  • Marth Stewart Border Punch

Mother's Day card #2

This is the Mother's Day card I made for my Mother-In-Law.  She likes horses and she also likes Victorian, so I hope she likes this card.

Card Recipe:
  • Paper: AG012 Anna Griffin, Basic Grey -two scoops/very berry sunday
  • Wild Orchid Crafts roses
  • Punch Bunch leaf punches
  • Martha Stewart Border punch
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Dinner Tilda, Rosebud Rubber Stamps
  • Spellbinders labels dies
  • computer generated sentiment (Happy Mother's Day)

Mother's Day card #1

This is a Mother's Day card for my mom.  That is, my mom that raised me.  I was adopted, and also have a card to show you that I sent to my birth mother, and also my mother-in-law.
   The rose stamp is from Rosebud Rubber Stamps, and will be available soon as a digital image stamp.  I am still setting up the store for the digital stamp. If you are interested, please send me an email at:
   For the rubber version of this stamp, please visit:  I Brake For Stamps

Card recipe:
  • Paper:  BasicGrey Bittersweet -hand-dipped, red and white card stock
  • Stamps:  Rosebud Rubber Stamps, Our Daily Bread Designs
  • Stampin' Up Bigz Top Note Sizzix die
  • Spellbinders labels
  • Wild Orchid Crafts roses
  • Punch Bunch leaves
  • Scor-Pal for grid lines on red background
  • Martha Stewart heart border punch
  • computer generated sentiment
  • Arches watercolor paper, distress inks

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tilda with flowers and Down Under Challenge & BSC#1

Okay...this is my first "challange" card.  I had fun making this card. I made it for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #44.   I'll have to enter more challenges.  It's a little easier to design a card when there is a sketch to follow!!!!  This one is an easel card.  Please click on the pictures for a better look.

Here are a few more challenges I've entered in with this card:
 Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 20 -Distressed.  I used my distress inks on Tilda, and I usually distress everything, but only strip on the side got some ink this time!!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is the next challenge I've entered!! 
The Beary Sweet Challenge!!  -May Flowers
Everybody Art Challenge #89 -Pastels

Card Recipe:
  • Paper: background (roses & reverse green script) -TPC Studio "Ancestrial Bird Brocade, DCWV (strip with vines and blug glitter flowers) -sorry, I cut off the pattern name :( , 5 different shades of kraft from my stash, watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Distress Inks -Pine Needles, Worn lipstick, spun sugar, antique linen, brushed corduroy, scattered straw, .... ??
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, punch bunch leaf punches
  • Spellbinders ovals, scalloped ovals, square, scalloped square, tag
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder, Hero arts crystal hearts