Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to a Sweet Niece!

Many years ago I became an Auntie to the sweetest little girl.  She will always be special, because she was born on my dh's Birthday -- April 30th.  She is also the daughter of the greatest sister in the world. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating Art's birthday and got the call to say that I had a new niece.

This card is made especially for her.  We've become closer in the past 6 years because she has the same disease I have..............  obsessive, compulsive and hopeless, stamp, paper and ink-aholic.   Couldn't be a better way to spend time with a favorite niece.  She's so wonderful,  she accompanies me to Salmon Arm once a month  (on her day off) for our Stamper's 10 Group.  How great is that.

So,  Sandi - this card is for you. Happy Birthday!

I was struck with inspiration from a card posted by Shelley here.   I started out with a criss-cross card, but  decided to pop Tilda up to look like she's stepping over the belly band on the card, thus, ended up attaching the belly band to make it stationery.     The sentiment pulls up.

For the back, I attached a little flap to make  the card stand all by itself.

Thanks to the magnificent talent of the Magnolia-licious gals,  the cards they post leave me  speechless - I can only hope to maybe someday learn to use my copics to achieve the same results .

Thanks for dropping by - Comments are always appreciated.

Remember, "stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to brighten someone's day.

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut Chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Have You Caught the Magnolia Bug??

Have you caught the Magnolia bug yet??  I might have.

Just happened to be in a LSS and a "Tilda" '60's stamp flew into my basket......  Only have one - this week!  There are advantages / disadvantages to on-line shopping.

These stamps are just so darn cute!  Copics, watercolours, markers, chalks, etc., all can be used to make them come alive.  Don't I sound like I just made a great discovery that the rest of the world doesn't know about yet??  lol   I've been looking at the cards made with these little beauties, and I'm hooked!!!

Here's one of many "trials" that I put together.  This is for a friend for her Birthday, we are taking her out to lunch tomorrow.  I hope she likes it - her cards always have that "wow" factor.

I turned it into an "80"'s Tilda by adding glitter to the hair ribbons, the hem of her skirt and the centre of the flowers.
Lots of fun coloring -- mostly with watercolors as I don't have many copics (yet).  I popped her out to be sitting on the vertical bars and the musical note brads were a last minute add-on, which I think I will keep.

Thanks for dropping by, hope you like it.  Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut Chirps and Cuttlebug Squishes,

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 133

Happy Easter Monday everyone!  I hope the bunny brought you chocolate -- because............
chocolate is a cure-all for anything that ails you.

Today is probably the first time that I have put a sketch challenge up before noon.  Here it is.  I need a quick card for a Birthday tomorrow.  Hope you like it - thanks for stopping by.

Remember,  Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,