Sunday, May 31, 2009
Since I only have the oval Nestie (no scallop), I use the Stampin UP scallop's edge punch and cut each 2 scallop out and position them to adhere them around the small oval cardstock, then adhered it on a bigger oval cardstock. It was time consuming, but it wasn't hard to do at all though.
This coming week, I have tons of thank you cards to work on as I have some secret swaps that are going to be ended. Got to send some TY cards for my SS'. Maybe I can do more Tildas, not sure yet?! Will see......
Inside of the card
Close up for the inside.
cardstock: Stampin Up - Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Taken with Teal
DP: Stampin Up Morning Sunshine
Stamp sets: Sugar Nellie - Grojuss Girls (Just a Girl), Stampin Up - Forest Friends
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo black and Stampin Up: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Taken with Teal and Copic Marker
Accessories: Prima Flower, Dew drops, Stampin Up hodgepodge hareware, brad
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Since the weather is so nice, I am going to post a Tilda & Edwin chasing butterfly card. This is a card I completed yesterday night using Tilda & Edwin's stamps combined with Stampin Up's "Flight of the Butterfly" set.
I have a very difficult time when cutting out the Butterfly Tilda's antenna, I also added stickle on them. It was a nightmare for me, but they didn't break...phew!
Her antennas are my nightmare.
close up on the insides
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Today, I am going to post a smaller card (5 1/4" x 5 1/4") which used an image I received a while ago from another cardmaker who sent it to me. She was nice enough to send me a few Sarah Kay stamp images. I would have more opportunities to color them for more cards in the future. Meanwhile, I still have some brand new stamps from the Magnolia Chasing Butterfly Bundles which I haven't have time to try them yet. I think 24 hours a day is just too short!
Besides the standard material, I've used rub-on & Jolee's embellishment for this card.
Thank you again for visiting and have a great evening. Good night!
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Close to cocoa, Taken with Teal, Almost Amethyst
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye
Rub-On: Stampin Up "A Perfect Day"
Accessories: Jolee's embellishment, Ribbon
Ink: Memento, *Copic Markers
*top - BG 32, BG 49, BG 32, BG13, BG01
*pants - B14, B12, B02, B00
*hairband/pants patch - Y17, Y11
*skin - E00, E21
*hair - Y17, E21, E33, E35
*basket - E35, E02
*flower - BV02, BV000, YR07, YG03
*gravel ground - E33, E31, YG25
*kitten - C5, C1
*basket - G17, E08, C3, YG03, E35, Colorless 0
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Today, before I posted my card images, I would like to dedicate this little space to my daughter's teacher "Ms. Holmes" by saying a big THANK YOU to her. Last week, my daughter came home with an information sheet about a story writing contest. She said to me that Ms. Holmes gave her and her friend Molly the sheet and suggested to them that they should enter. This story contest was supported by a local bookstore and quite a few sponsors. Molly and my daughter Jasmine both wrote a story about two girls using Harry Potter spells against You Know Who's (Voldemort's) daughter. Yesterday, my husband received a call from the bookstore telling us that Jasmine and Molly won a prize and we would have to be there at the store on Sunday at 5pm (which is today) for the presentation of her prize. My husband and I decided not to tell Jasmine, as we wanted her to be more surprise, we told her that the bookstore called and told us all the contestents were to be there for the announcement of the winners, but not sure who would be the winners until then.
Today, she found out that Molly and her were the 2nd prize winners, they were presented the prize bags by local author Robin Stevenson. They each got a bag of goodies. The most exciting goodie she got from the goodie bag was a book called "Spelling B and the missing magic". The cover stated "uncorrected proof - not for sale - paperback publication July 2009". Was she ever excited to be able to read a book like that!
Here are some of the pictures of today's event:
Robin presenting the prizes for Jasmine & Molly. We are proud of you two.
She is so excited about her winning.
I've made a "Thank you" card for Ms. Holmes to thank her for her encouragement to the girls. Here are the pics for the cards and detail info of these cards.
Inside of the card
I've stamped and airbrushed the envelope also.
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red
Pattern Paper: TPC Studio - bugs and butterflies
Stamp Set: Magnolia Tildas, Stampin Up sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Front Tilda -
hair: E35, E09, E00, colorless 0
hand, face & legs: E51, E21, E00, R10
top dress: YG25, YG11, YG03, YG00
pockets: YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
bottom checker dress: YR20, YR04, YR02, E08
under shirt: YR00, YR07, YR04, YR02
boots: Y17, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y00
ladybug: R24, R14, C5
Inner Tilda -
hair: E35, E33, E21
hand, face & legs: E11, E00
hair bow & top cloth: YR04, 02
dress: YG25, YG11, YG03
sock: BV02, BV00, BV000
tag: R85, R42, R23, Y17, Y06
Inner page for signing -
butterflies: YR07, YR04, YR 02, B02, B01, B00, E37, E33
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I had a busy night, but was able to finish a birthday card for my nephew. He is not the type of guy who likes fancy stuff. Therefore, I tried to make the card as simple and clean as possible yet wanted to personalized a bit. Here is the card:
For the embellishments, I used a package of Jolee's again for his hat, cupcake. The present he was holding was originally three levels gifts, but I choose the bigger one and trim the edge a bit to adjust it's size to fit it into his hands.
I also found the perfect vellum quote just for him. He loves to sleep in, so this would just be so wonderful. LOL! Because there are quite a few family members going to sign this card, so once again, I've prepared a bigger blank page for signing. To make this signing space, I've cut a piece of cardstock measuring 9" x 4". With the long side across the cutter, from left score them 3 inches & 6 inches again. Just folder each side toward the middle.
Thanks again for come by for a visit! Hugs~
Stamp sets: Stampin Up, Magnolia - Edwin holding mushroom
Ink: Stampin Up ink pads, Copic markers
cardstock: Stampin Up
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Jolee's stickers, DCWV quote, dew drops, star clips, rhinestone brads, stickle, cuttlebug embossed folder
Punch: Stampin Up
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
For some reasons, my sewing maching didn't work very well, I guess it decided to take a long rest soon. Oh well, I have a little "Barbie" sewing machine for back up if my real sewing machine didn't work. To make a long story short, I finished it.
Beside the Tilda with slate stamp, I've also used two packages of Jolee's embellishment. One was the Diploma itself (you can see it inside the card) and the other graduation package comes with hat, diplomas, gown, etc .
The original Tilda stamp was holding a textbook, but I've cut her hand along the line and tucked the diploma to cover the textbook just to fit this graduation theme better. In addition, I put the hat on her although it's a little bigger, but I've tried to custom make her one which turned out not as good, so to make things easier, I just use the premade one from Jolee's.
I've also used the labe slider alphas from Spare Parts to make the word "Congrat" on the card front. These alphas are movable within the ribbon.
Because this card is going to sign by my whole family, I need extra space for us to sign, so I've included a large foldable blank piece for signature.
Since I completed this card, I think I can have a better sleep tonight. I will be working on my nephew's birthday card tomorrow. Another day, another challenge!
Good Night and thank you again for dropping by.
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Accessories: ribbon, Spare Part slider alphas, Jolee's embellishment
Additional Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU border punch and my soon retired sewing machine.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I also came across from Debbie's blog and just wanted to post her birthday blog candy in case if you haven't see it yet. This blog candy will be closed this coming Saturday on May 23rd.
My niece in California is graduating in a couple weeks. One of my sisters in Canada will be going to California to attend her graduation. I better work on her graduation card tomorrow. Hopefully I will come up with some good idea.
Once I get my card made, I will post the photo on my blog. Meanwhile, I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Pattern Paper: Martha Stewart-playground, Colorbok - Friendly Forest
Stamp Set: Magonlia - Spring Rain Tilda, Stampin Up - Hoppy for you
Ink: Stampin Up & Copic markers
Accessories: Stickle, Diamond Glaze, Making Memories chipboard letters, Making Memories trims.
I think tomorrow I will just take a break and enjoy the long weekend with my family! Thank you for dropping by! Hugs to you all.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I love Magnolia stamps. Since I just received my Chasing Butterfly bundle a few days ago, I couldn't wait to try them out. Here is one of the cards I made from one of the stamps from this bundle. The stamps were purchased from one of my favorite online stores.
The card size is 5 .25" x 5.25".
Designer Paper: Crate Paper
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Image: Magnolia Picking Lilac Tilda, sentiment from SU
Accessories: Stampin Up Ribbon, Stampin Up Boarder punch, Flower Soft, Stickle
Ink: Memento, Copic MarkersHere is the card front
This is the inside of the card.
I started this card couple days ago, but stopped it for a while due to no fresh idea. What I did was I choose the two DP and cut them into pieces first, then colored the image and applied the flower soft. These pieces were laid on my craft table for a while. Couldn't decide whether I should use the sewing machine or not. At the end, I was being lazy and just got them together with adhesive. LOL. After all, it is completed!
Thanks for stopping by!