Monday, May 31, 2010

Hitching a ride...on a snail!

Hi's another card I made. I made it last week for my sweet friend, Sandy, who is recovering from a little "vacation" in the hospital. It's one of the Fairytale Tildas...sitting on a little snail. I just thought she was so cute...and would cheer anyone up!! As for the "recipe" for this card...I apologize for not writing down the copics I used...but take a look at those gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid the U.K...I think my whole first paycheck may just get signed over to them! I get a little crazy with all the great online shopping!! Anyway...I hope you enjoy looking at this sweet little card...the stamped sentiment on the inside cover is from Stamping Bella...I almost died laughing when I read it...because it's soooooo true!! Thanks for stopping by. Pat

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cute as a bug...ladybug, that is!

Hi seems like it's been ages since I posted anything here. My new job is fun and challenging and exciting...and by the time I get home in the evenings, I'm ready to crash!! I do a little coloring...but most of my serious crafting has been relegated to weekends...and this is a THREE-DAY WEEKEND!! How fabulous! I hope you are all having a great weekend! I watched some Copic Tutorials this afternoon and I decided to try the "feathering" technique that Suzanne Dean demonstrates in one of her online lessons. I decided to focus on the image itself and limit the embellishments on this simple little Ladybug Tilda card. Here's the recipe:

Cardstock: Stampin Up Pretty in Pink and Rose Royal
DPs: Debbie Mumm
Paper punch: MS Lady Bugs
Ribbon & ladybug charm: my stash
Sentiment: Magnolia
Copics: E11, 00, 000, 0000 (skin); R21 (cheeks); YR21, 20, E35, & E19 (hair); RV25, 23, & 21 (pink); YG03, 00, 0000 (greens), YG06 (on soles of feet); C1 (shadow).
Additional goodies: Cotton candy stickles & Inkssentials Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Pat

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Flowers 'n pearls

Hi's been 2 weeks since I posted anything. That, in itself, is crazy...but, what's even more outrageous is that I haven't made a card in that period of time either!! I started my new job the day after Mother's day and am still trying to get accustomed to missing my afternoon "nappy nap"! hehehe's a little card I put's pretty basic, but I think it's kinda cute. The card features Tilda from the 2010 Easter Collection...she's holding some tulips and is propped on a watering can (which probably is a bit uncomfortable...but you know Tilda, she's a good sport about such things!)

I apologize...I colored the images 2 weeks ago and didn't keep a record of the copics I used. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek...and, as always, I adore feedback!! Have a great Sunday evening...and a great week!! Pat

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunflowers anyone?

Hello everyone...and happy Mother's Day to all you awesome moms & grammas out there!! I've had the best day...first, the weather is absolutely gorgeous here in Richmond, VA., and secondly, I've been playing in my craftroom all day! Here's an adorable little Tilda card that I put together. I have to admit...I actually bought the Tilda sunflower stamp to match this gorgeous sunflower paper!! Crazy, huh? But I like how it all came together...what do you think?

Cardstock: Stampin Up (chocolate chip & barely banana) & DCWV
Designer Paper: K & Company
Sunflowers & ribbon: stash
Martha Stewart trellis & corner punches
Flower soft for the center of Tilda's sunflower
Sunflower charm: from the Charm Barn
Sentiment: Stampin Up
skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, & R21 for cheeks
hair: E19, 15, 11, & YR21
dress: G82, 40, 20
shirt & socks: Y19, 13, 11, & 00
flower: YR23, Y13, 00, and G28, 24, & 20
shoes: E15, 13, 00

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...tomorrow I start my new job so my crafting and postings may slow down a bit...but, trust me, I'll be around!! Pat

Friday, May 7, 2010

Springtime Tilda...

Hi everyone. Just a quick note to thank you all for stopping by and for all your kind comments. It's Friday and it's an absolutely gorgeous Spring day in Richmond, VA. I had the top down on my car this morning (well, it was 59 degrees...a little chilly, but it was only 7:30 I had to put on my seat heater!!). But I love driving with the top down...everything smells so fresh...especially first thing in the morning! here's a new card I put together yesterday featuring little miss Tilda with her shiny red bike! Here's the recipe:

Cardstock: Stampin Up (So Saffron & Melon Mambo)
DPs: My Mind's Eye

Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000 & R21 for cheeks
Hair: E19, 15, 11, & YR21
Shirt & pants: B97, 95, 91, 0000
Pinafore: R85, 83, 81, RV000
Shoes: R83, 81, & RV000
Socks & basket on bike: C1, C2
Bike: R37, 35, 32. 000 w/Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Flowers: BV08, 04, 01 & G28 & 24

I also used my Cuttlebug & oval nestabilities, MS butterfly & lattice punches, stickles (on butterflies); and buttons, flowers, ribbons, charm, & faux pearl (from my stash). Sentiment and hardware inside card are from Stampin-Up.

Thanks again for stopping by...hope you have a great day. Pat

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dreams come true...

Hi everyone...Thanks so much for stopping by. It's Thursday and I've heard from my friend, Kris, in Montana that they've had 5 inches of snow...and my sister, Dee, in Minnesota tells me they've had snow in northern MN. Here in Richmond, VA, it's supposed to hit > 90 degrees. How crazy is that?! Well...I think I'll take the heat over least in May!!

Just a few more days before I start my I'm trying to get a bunch of cards listed in my Etsy store...and am making some cards for family members, etc. Here's what I put together this afternoon...this little lady is from Sugar Nellie Stamps (Scotland) and the name of the stamp is "Country Garden". I colored her with Copic markers (I used R32, 35, & 37 for her shirt...B91, 95, & 97 for her jeans, and E19, 15, 11, & YR21 for her hair). Cardstock is from SU (barely banana, melon mambo, & true thyme); designer papers are from My Mind's Eye. I used my Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, and MS butterfly punch. If you look closely, you'll see some yellow rick-rack...a free gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious (Thanks Diana!). Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...and the butterfly charm, ribbon, & faux pearls are from my stash. Hope you enjoy her...and I hope the young woman who is going to be receiving it for her birthday love, love, loves it!! Have a great rest of the day...I think it's time to make a card featuring "Tilda" I'll catcha later. Pat

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Happy Wednesday...go easy on the Margaritas!! So, I hope you're all having a great week...working, crafting, or whatever else you might be doing on this lovely Spring day!! Here's a sweet little card I made this weekend using a design layout from one of the Design Team members at Magnolia-licious. I love this image...her name is "Young Alexa" and she comes from the Elizabeth Bell collection at Susana's Custom Art & Design. I colored her with Copics...and mounted her up on dimensionals. The cardstock came from Stampin-Up (Perfect Plun & Pale Plum). Designer papers are from Heidi Grace (thanks to my friend, Sandy in NC, for prompting me to search for it! It's gorgeous, dont'cha think?!) Flowers are from my new Wild Orchid Craft shipment. I used Frosted Lace Stickles to add a little bling to the flowers and corners of the card front. Butterfly charm and pearls are from my stash. Sentiment is from Hampton Art. Hope you enjoy little Alexa. She was fun to play with! Thanks so much for stopping by...and, as always, thank you for your comments!!! Pat

My brother and me...

Hello's a cute little card that I made this weekend with a stamp from Rubber Stampede. I just thought it looked like a little sister and brother...made me smile to remember childhood sibling relationships! They seem so easy and innocent when we're young, don't they? I used Stampin-Up cardstock (black & very vanilla), and design papers from October Afternoon (red polka-dot) and K&Company. I distressed the edges w/my Tim Holtz distress tool. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts...if you crafters haven't checked them out, do! They stock an amazingly beautiful array of flowers...their prices are very reasonable...and the customer service rocks!! I used my Bow-Easy to make this's like a quadruple bow! Oh...I also used lace around the image...and, of course, rubies from my stash! Inside sentiment "Just a Note" is from Amuse Arts. If you love this card and just need to have it, it will soon be listed in my Etsy store along with several other new cards. Click on the Etsy icon to your left. Thanks so much for stopping by! Pat

Where did April go??

Hi everyone...oh my, it's May already! I've been crazy busy these past few days. I finished two cards yesterday. I need to take pics so I can post them here...that's first on my "to do" list for tomorrow. My sweet hubby and I went to Lexington, VA this past weekend for his 40th college reunion (Washington & Lee University). We had a lovely time...the campus is just so beautiful! If you ever have the opportunity, I would highly recommend a visit to Lexington, VA...home of Stonewall Jackson and, of course, Gen. Robert E. Lee. Great place for checking out some Civil War history! this is huge...I start my new job next Monday!! I'm so excited...such a great opportunity to work again with babies in the NICU and their families! And, finally...I just opened up my online store to sell my cards & paper creations!! If you have a chance, I'd love for you to check it out at (you can just click on the little Etsy icon on the left side of your screen!). I also want to thank my sweet sister, Dee, for being my first customer...and mostly, for being such a great friend!!

Here's a card that I made my friend, Sandy, in North Carolina. I used Melon Mambo cardstock from Stampin-Up...which is one of my fave colors. This image is called "Coffee Kiki La Rue". She's from CC Designs...I bought her from Tab at 7 Kids College Fund. Isn't Kiki so adorable?!! I colored her with Copics, of course. Although, I'm going to try some distress inks as soon as my order arrives!! Have to run now...Glee's on!! Thanks for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow to see my two newest cards! Pat