Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #158 - Couples

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is Couples. I want to catch up on Christmas cards for this year, so I decided to use my skating couple...


Paper:Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Staz-On, Distress Ink, Copics (for airbruh)
Accessories:  Flowers, Copics Airbrush System, Stickles, lace, Branch Punch, Jolie's Crystals, Cricut Lacy Labels,


More distress ink water coloring fun!


The flowers started white. I added just a little color with my Copics Airbrush System. I added some Stickles for a little Christmas bling.


I added some crystals for a little more bling. These crystals are pretty nice. I have noticed they really catch the light and sparkle. 


For my card, I used the sketch from Wild Orchid Challenge...


I am also entering this in the following challenges...
Magnolia Down Under - Shabby Chic  with lots of white (I hope off white works)
Just Magnolia - Bingo Challenge (Gems, Flowers, Ribbon/lace)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

7 Kids College Fund #18 - Polka Dots

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. 
Our challenge this week is "Seeing Spots." We want to see those polka dots.


You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink, Copics
Accessories: Flowers, Copics Airbrush System, Stickles 



I water colored Tilda with distress inks.


I used my Copics Airbrush System to add color to my roses. 

I used this sketch from Friday Sketchers for my card design.

I am also entering the card in the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - Ribbon and the Magnolia-licious Challenge, which is this picture...



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #157 - Sketch

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is a sketch by Deb. Here is the sketch...
and here is my card...


Paper: DCWV,Floral Dreams (K&Co)
Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, Copics Airbrush System, lace, Branch Punch, doily


I love to experiment with different ways of coloring. I have always loved this beautiful style of coloring and wanted to give it a try. I just love the intense contrast with the light and dark. 


I used my Copics Airbrush System to add color to some of my roses. 


I added branches to my sentiment.


I used lace instead of ribbon which I really like as it gives a very soft elegance to the card. 

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

A Spoonful of Sugar - Ribbons, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie Challenge (I went with girlie)
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter/Spring Extravaganza




Friday, March 18, 2011

ENABLER ALERT!!!

Great News!

Magnolia Butterfly Dreams is now available for preorder at 7 Kids College Fund!


Also available for preorder is the Easter edition of Magnolia Magazine.

Head on over to 7 Kids College Fund! and check out the great new stamps - available for preorder NOW!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #156 - Music Theme

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is Music Theme. We want you to be inspired by music. What does that mean to you? Show us YOUR interpretation.

I was inspired by a two stamps and how they work together. Here is my card...


Stamps: Tilda in Rubber Boots, Smarty Pants
Paper: Green at Heart (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, Copics Airbrush System, Beautiful Wings Embosslitz Die (SU!), doily, Cricut Lacey Labels 


These are the stamps that I think work so well together. Doesn't she look like she is doing the Hokey Pokey? And I love that saying, "What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?"


This butterfly comes from the Beautiful Wings Embosslitz from Stampin' Up! I layered several of the butterflies for interest, and tied them all together with pearls.


You're probably getting tired of hearing this, but once again, I used my Copics Airbrush System to add color to my roses.


The sketch I used for this card is from the Just Magnolia Challenge...


I will also be entering this card in the following challenges...

Magnolia Down Under - Twos (Two DPs, two big roses, two small roses, two stamps, 12 butterflies (6 sets of 2 - okay, that's a stretch) Happy 2nd Birthday!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

7 Kids College Fund - Pink with Flowers

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. 
Our challenge this week is to use Pink and Flowers



I used alcohol ink on this lovely flower charm, and added a crystal for some bling.


I colored my image with distress ink. I used my Copics Airbrush System to add shades of pink to my roses.


I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers, rotating it 180 degrees. I will also be entering the card in the Wild Orchid Challenge - Dieing to Punch it Out


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

Just a little something to share today. I made this card for my father-in-law's birthday.


I created the scene with a set from Stampscapes. I airbrushed the image with my Copics and my Copics Airbrush System.


The bear is from Stampin' Up! I added flock to make him "furry."


The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up and was stamped on a die from Spellbinders Labels 4.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Cute Card Thursday!

Today, we are celebrating the 3rd Birthday for Cute Card Thursday!


Stamps: Tilda in Cute Skirt, Strawberry, You're So Sweet
Paper: DCWV
Accessories:  Flowers, Pink Poinsettia Blingz,  MS Branch Punch, Crystals, Scallop Trim Border Punch, button


I colored Tilda in a style to "Color With Shine" for the Make It Colourful Challenge.For the Totally Tilda Challenge, I used the Strawberry for their "Fruity Tilda" Challenge.


I layered flowers to imitate the coloring on the strawberry flowers.


Magnolia Stamp Lovers asked us to use Buttons and Bling, so I used this little button (is it a bee, is it a fly?) and rhinestones for the bling.


I will be entering this card in the Sketch Saturday Challenge...


Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. I will be entering this card in the Simon Says Challenge. I am also entering this in the Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes. Won't you come help us celebrate at Cute Card Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cute Card Thusday #154 - Signs of Spring

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is Signs of Spring.


Paper: K&Co
Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, Stickles, MS Butterfly Punch, MS Rose Leaf Punch, MS Branch Punch,  Butterfly Embosslits (SU!), Copics Airbrush System


 I colored Tilda with Distress Inks.I did a log of blending with Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass to achieve the look I wanted.


I used my  Copics Airbrush System  to add a variety of color to my roses.


I used the Butterfly Embosslits for the layered butterfly.


For this week's card, I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday...


Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!