Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This week's theme had to do with May - Think dancing 'round the maypole, spring flowers and sunshine. This sweet little Tilda has to be one of my very, very favorites. She's a little smaller than some of the others and I just *adore* her polka dotted boots!!!
Hope you have a wonderful, glorious, last day of April. See you tomorrow for the blog candy drawing!!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sorry I've been missing in action, but the sore throat, cough, generally feeling miserable bug found me a few days ago and I just haven't had much desire to do anything but sit on the couch with a cup of hot tea and moan.
Hopefully I'll be enough better to make a card for you tomorrow, but in the meantime, be sure that you've signed up for my blog candy (the post below this one) and have a lovely day!!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
We used a palette of watercolors on the second card, which was really fun - but a challenge, since I've never watercolored that way before. I'm so thankful to Deb Olson for giving me a tutorial on the "real thing" (watercolors out of tubes) a few years ago! The cute border was just made with a scallop scissor and a little star punch. Isn't it adorable??
The last card is just a quick and easy Birthday card to add to my stash or send to one of my Magnolia buddies. :) Nothing too elaborate, but I like it!Thanks for stopping by!!!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
The gals on one of my YahooGroups are enabling me to buy some Tildas from the Magnolia site. We'll see how long I can hold out... I give myself about an hour. LOL!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
As for the Mouse sighting... It's a House Mouse!!! :) I received a marvelous package of stamped images the other day and now I have a whole bunch of House Mouse Stamps to color!! :) Oh, how fun. But when I sat down to color this one, I really got kind of nervous. "What if it turns out ugly??" So here it is... I colored it with Prismacolors and OMS and left it fairly plain. Too many fal-da-rols and it seemed to take away from the cute image. I did use an idea that I saw on someone's blog (I'd give credit if I remembered whose!!) to mount the vanilla of the image on another sheet of vanilla cardstock to give it a "faux nestabilities" look. Pretty snazzy!! :)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Have a wonderful day!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Well, today's stash challenge on ASB is to find one of those "has been's" and make it a "have to have." Here is my "before" card...
It's... OK. The monkey is cute, but the card just didn't jump out at me...
and here is my "after"...
I took off the bow, redid the picture with one of the new TAC Stamps of the Month (who is definitely a "have to have" in my book!!!) and used one of my new Gift with Purchase stamps from TAC to stamp the greeting. I added some of my treasured Prima daisies and a pearlescent brad from TAC (love these!!) and VIOLA! A new masterpiece!!
If you decide to take me up on the challenge, I'd love to see your work! :)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Today we had to follow a recipe...
Use 1 ribbon - 2 flowers - 3 colors - 4 brads or gems. Here's what I came up with. Actually I forgot the flowers the first time around and had to go add them, and the little gem on Tilda's shirt... So much for my reading skills!! :)
Glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful day!!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
I colored my chicky with my 3 copics and some of my SU markers and doodled around the edges to frame it in. Simple, quick and cute! :) Remember to smile at someone today!!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
The bad news is that the Big Bite CropADile isn't available yet. I think the company that makes it is redesigning it a little because it wouldn't fit in its case with its feet on. They'll let us know as soon as they get them and I can't wait!
If you're at all interested in joining TAC, April is a great time to do it. Drop me a line and let's talk!! :)