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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Welcome to the March edition of the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop!
If you have arrived here from Leonie's blog you are on the right track =)
I created the Christmas card this month for a friend ~ when she saw this stamp she asked me to make a Christmas card for her friend whose daughters all play the violin *very well* =) This darling Tilda image was a promotion offered through the Magnolia-Licious Store so I don't believe she can be purchased.

I made an easel card ~ I tried to snap a picture in the sun so all the sparkles would show, but the pictures just don't do a card justice if it is glittery and sparkly ~ Tilda has sparkles on her dress, violin and wings =)
Thank you so much for stopping by ~ now it is time to hop on over to Lori's blog =) And if you get stuck on a blog, you can always go to the Magnolia-licious Christmas blog for the complete blog hop list =)
Happy Hopping!

~*~ Deets ~*~
Stamp: Promotional stamp through Magnolia-Licious store
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chalk in Rouge, Copics (E00, E11, E17, E18, R20, G17), Copics (clear, red, gold, olive).
Layout: Whimsical Wednesdays
DP: Karen Foster, handmade white sparkle paper.
Embellishments: Daisy Bucket rub-ons, Stickles (Stardust), Prima flowers, Queen & Co. rhinestone, misc. ribbon and Christmas light shaped button.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

You are Unique!

Tuesday Morning Sketchers posted a great sketch ~ one that I found rather challenging.....until I remembered I had *the* perfect stamp to use!
The Sketch:

My card:

~*~ Deets ~*~

Stamp: You are UNIQUE
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (E00, E18, E19, E25, B21, B29, Y21, G14, C9, FV2, B63, R29, RV23, RV06), Spica pens (pink, red, turquoise)
DP: DCWV Pocket full of Posies, Bazzill Bling
Embellishments: Bazzill Just the Edge

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch

I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for something that is near and dear to my heart ~ comforting a babyloss mom. I, myself am a babyloss mom so I know the complete devastation of losing a child ~ how your soul shatters and is never quite whole again. My hope is to bring a little comfort into the darkness and to let her know there are other mamas, just like her, who are in this heart-breaking club, and we are there for her, to help her in anyway we can.
The stamped image is from Paper Makeup Stamps and is a charity stamp, meaning all the proceeds go to Kayleigh's family ~ you can go here if you would like to meet Kayleigh.
The sketch:

My card:

~*~ Deets ~*~

Stamp: Kayleigh's Fairy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (Y21, YR23, E00, BV02, BV04, E17, E18, E25, E00, R20), Spica pens (purple, yellow)
DP: BG, Bazzill Bling
Embellishments: Diamond stickles, Bazzill Just the Edge, Kaiser Rhinestones

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Papertake ~ Sketch #36

I've recently discovered the Papertake blog and decided I'd play along with the sketch for this week. I just got in a couple new stamps today and I could NOT wait to ink this little guy up!

My card:

You can't help but smile when you see poor Sourpuss!

~*~ DEETS ~*~
Stamps: Sourpuss, Bad Day?
DP: BG and DCWV Glitter matstack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Copics (C-1, C-3, E97, R22, B93, YR23)

Mojo Monday.....on Thursday!

I was able to make a card using the Mojo Monday sketch ~ YAY! I won't mention how many times I've copied the sketch down and not had time to complete it =/ And I'm even uploading it to my blog in a timely fashion! =)
Here is the sketch:

My card:

~*~ DEETS ~*~

Stamps: Betty the Bookworm (one of my favorite stamps! I think it is because I am a bookworm) Read a Book
DP: BG, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (E00, E17, E18, RV06, BG05, YR04, Y02, YG11, G14), Red Spica pen.
Embellishments: Misc. ribbon and button, Karen Foster's Scrapper's Floss in pink, Nesties.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch #92

I was finally able to finish this card today ~ I started it yesterday, but as usual was interrupted by a child (or two) and had to put it on hold until today.
The sketch on Friday Sketchers blog is here:

And this is my card ~ which also happens to be card #90 for me! I'm trying to make 365 cards in 365 days =) So far I'm doing a pretty good job of staying on target ~ YAY!

~*~ DEETS ~*~
Stamp: Rose Edwin
DP: DCWV Pocket full of posies
Ink: Copics (E00, Y23, TR23, E57, E17, E59, G17, B93, B97, RV11, RV34, R20), Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear spica pen.
Embellishments: Misc. ribbon and button, Karen Foster's Scrapper's Floss in pink.

Monday, March 8, 2010

JUGS sketch challenge

Sheesh ~ it has once again been FOREVER since I updated my blog....this time I have a good excuse though (I really do!) ~ our card reader does NOT like the *big* memory cards (aka 4GB) so it won't read the blasted thing (GRRRR!) so I've had to figure out how to attach the cable thingie to the camera and the computer and then figure out what "setting" the camera had to be on to get it to download to the computer....you get the picture (ha) =P So SHOCKINGLY enough I've done quite a few challenges ~ I just haven't gotten to pictures stuck on my blog before the deadlines...oh well!
So, this morning I hopped over to the JUGS blog and found a sketch challenge (YAY!) ~ here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

~*~ DEETS ~*~

Stamnp: Courage is not
Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishements: Bazzill Just the Edge, Misc. ribbon.