Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pirates ROCK!!

Here's a cute little card that I put together using a stamp called "Ebony" from "The Greeting Farm". I just think these images are such fun. I embellished w/ prima flowers, buttons, cranberry colored diamonds (very rare, I know!) and the pirate charm from The Charm Barn. Cardstock is from SU...and DP is from "Me and My Big Ideas". I colored the image with Copics, of course...and used my Cuttlebug and embossing folder. Hope you enjoy her. Thanks for stopping by. Pat

Fun in the Sun...

Happy Tuesday, everyone. I hope you're having a beautiful week. I have been racing around trying to catch up on my life...I've been on a year-long vacation and have just been offered a very cool job...which I accepted. So, I have to start weaning myself off those afternoon naps...and start going to bed at a reasonable time!! I'm pretty excited! My crafting and cardmaking will have to happen in the evenings and weekends...but just think, more $$$ for crafting supplies!! hahaha!

OK...so here's a little card that I put together yesterday when I was thinking about our vacations to St. Maarten where the water is such a clear turquoise blue! Can't wait to go back!! This card was a real stretch for me...I tried masking (which is such fun) to position the fence behind Tilda...and I added a second image (the cute little sun) to the front...and then inside, I attached another image. If you look closely at the front, you'll see Tilda is holding a yellow flip-flop in her hand. (That was my sweet hubby's idea!) So...here's the recipe:

Cardstock: Blush Blossom & Creamy Caramel (from Stampin-Up)
DP: DCWV Travel Stack
Sky & edging: Bashful Blue ink from SU
Prima flower & rickrack from Craft Essentials
Sentiment: Stampendous
Copics as follows:
Face/skin: E13, 11, 00, & R21 for cheeks
Hair: E25, 99, 33, & YR20
Dress: YG17, 13, 11, & N1 (over green to darken slightly); R35, 32, 30, RV 29 & 04 (for lower part of dress and hat)
Shadow: W2 & W0
Water: BG75, 72, 15, 13, & 10
Sun: YR02, 19, 20, 23, R20, R00 & R32 for cheeks...and some stickles for sparkle
Swimsuit on interior Tilda: R24, 22, & 20

*All images were popped up on dimensionals.

I hope you enjoy this little card. Have a beautiful day, wherever you are...and thanks so much for visitng my blog! And don't forget, I love, love, looooooove it when you leave comments! Pat

Friday, April 23, 2010

Baby on the way for Tilda...

Oh, my...it's Thursday already!! I can't believe another week has flown by! Looking forward to a 3-day weekend w/my sweet hubby...no big plans. I'll make a few cards...and, of course, we'll visit Barnes & Noble a couple of times!! Am reading a new fiction by Laurie Notaro...she's one of the funniest humor writers I've ever read. Her first book was called..."The Idiot Girls Action-Adventure Club"...that wasn't a work of fiction...it was a compilation of some of her crazy experiences in Phoenix...well, let me just say, she's funny and irreverant...for example, she talks about the "granny panties" her mother would buy her at Christmas. I don't know...I find that pretty funny...maybe because I can relate to that...my gramma used to buy me granny panties! I have no idea how I got off on that tangent...

So...thanks for coming to visit. Here's an adorable little Tilda...with a baby in her belly!!! (She used to have wings...but I made them invisible!) Anyway...I think she's just as sweet as can be. The funny thing is that I don't know a single person who's pregnant...so maybe this card will end up being sold. Sooooo...here's my recipe:

Cardstock: Stampin Up Very Vanilla & Rose Red edged w/M. Sterwart lace punch
Designer paper: My Minds Eye
Ivory tulle
Pearls: Mikimoto (just kiddin')
Charm, sentiment, & baby buggy stamp: stash
Roses: Prima
Markers: Copic sketch as follows:
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, & R21 for cheeks
Hair: E17, 35, YR21 & 20
Sweater & shoes: R89, 85, 83, 81, & 00
Pants & hair ribbon: YG67, 63, & 11

I had a lot of fun making this little girl...I hope you enjoy her! Thanks again for stopping by...and for all your kind comments!! Pat

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dee's b-day present

Hi everyone...rainy & chilly here in Richmond today, brrrrrr. So I've been hiding out in my craftroom/office this afternoon doing work stuff. Am done now for a few days...so I can craft!! YAY! Ohhhh...plus, I just got another shipment of Copics...My little cubbies (where I keep my markers) are really filling up!! I can't wait to try some of the new colors out!! Ohhh...plus, I ordered a Janome sewing machine today...so I'm excited about that. Maybe I'll be less intimated with a mini machine than I am with the big machine I bought a few years ago and never quite figured out how to thread!! I may be hopeless...I'll keep you posted on that!! OK...so, you may recall that I had made my sister something special for her birthday...but couldn't post it because I'd forgotten to take pics before I sent it to her. Well, she was sweet enough to email me pics today so I could post them on the bloggity blog! So...here it is. The image is from Whipper Snapper Designs...and I just think she's adorable! Especially perfect for my sister since she has a really stressful job and takes baths to relax!! I didn't keep track of all the Copics I used so I can't give you the recipe. Sorry...I hope you enjoy looking anyway. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful evening. Catcha later...Pat

Monday, April 19, 2010

Make a wish...

OK...so now that I can see, I have no dang excuse, right?! Oh, but get this...I made this cute little card today (after I got my new specs)...and I just noticed, ol' Tilda is leaning just a bit to one side! Hmmm...one too many chambord margaritas last night, perhaps...wait, not me, Tilda!! OK...so let's talk crafting...here's the "magic" recipe I used to make this adorable little card...

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink (Stampin-Up) and white CS from my stash
DP: K & Company
Lace & Ribbon: my stash
Flowers: The pink ones are from Hobby Lobby...and the white ones are Prima
Pink pearls: Mikimoto (hehehe...just checking to see if you're paying attention!!)
I used a corner rounder...and a MS lace edge punch
Stickles: Stardust
Princess shoes: created w/diamond glaze (Judikins)

Skin: E11, 00, 000, & R21 for cheeks
Hair: E35, 17, 19, YR21, 20
Dress & shoes: R85, 83, 81, and RV10 & 0000
Star: Y15, 6, 11, & 0000
Anklets & shadow outline: C1 & 0
Grounded beneath her feet w/ W1

So, there you go...add a little Sharpie white poster paint - extra fine, Sookwang double-sided tape, and dimensionals...and be sure the image is tilted just a smidge to one side...and, VOILA! One cute card!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I soooo want to make another card...but I really have to do some work on those nursing presentations I'm giving next month!! Preliminary info is due today!! Yikes!! Have a beautitul day! Pat

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Hi everyone...I hope you're having a beautiful weekend! I'm procrastinating writing a presentation that I'm giving at an upcoming nursing conference...and, guess what?... making cards is sooooo much more fun! So, here's a sweet little card that I made for our oldest grandaughter, Emma. She's 11..oh, my! Double digits!! She's an amazing kiddo...so beautiful...bright...and athletic! She's Sophie's older sister (6 years age difference...same as my sister and me!) Anyway...I found this adorable little Mo Manning stamp called "End of Summer" and decided it would be perfect for Em! Here's the card "recipe"...

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink & Almost Amethyst (from Stampin-Up)
Designer Paper: also from SU
Sentiment: Whimsical Words (from SU)
Paper punch: Petunia (I think that's what this flower is called) from Martha Stewart
Edges of image: Bashful Blue & Always Artichoke ink from SU
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000 (and R21 & 20 for her cheeks)
Hair: E25, 55, and YR21 & 20
Shirt (and pink flowers): R32, 30, & 00
Jeans (and [purple flowers): BV04, 02, 0000
Leaves & grass: G28, 24, 21, & 0000

I hope you like her...and I really hope Emma likes her. Thanks so much for stopping by...now scroll down and take a peek at my new Tilda card. Pat


Hi everyone...here's a cute little Tilda called "Hopeless"...seriously, how sad is that for a name? So I made her an angel without visible wings...and renamed her "Tilda...Just sitting here thinking of you"! It's a bit of a lengthy name, I know...but, hey, it's better than "Hopeless" don'tcha think?? So here's the "recipe"...Stampin-Up "Very vanilla" & Bazzill cardstock. DPs are from October Afteroon - Report Card pad (I think I ordered this paper from Gina K). Flower is a Prima, and ribbon & buttons are from my stash. Sentiment is from Magnolia. I also used Martha Stewart punches for corners & edges. Copics used are as follows:

Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, (and R21 & 20 for cheeks)
Hair: E19, 18, 17, & 13, and YR 20 for additional golden highlights
Shirt & socks: YR07, 02, 01, 00, 0000 (plus a little Y11 & 00 to match the flower)
Pants: BG78, 75, 72, 10, & 000
Clogs: E57, 25, 55, & 53

Whew...I used alot of Copics for this tiny little image. It took me almost as long to list the markers as it did to color the image!!! Anyway...I hope you enjoy her. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! And for all your supportive and helpful comments! Catcha later...Pat

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dee's birthday!!

Hi everyone. I hope you're having a great weekend so far. The weather here in Richmond, VA is just beautiful...sunny and a little breezy. I have no idea what the temp is...short sleeve and shorts weather, for sure. Although I favor capris over shorts...I can't be responsible for the psychotherapy people may need after seeing my legs in shorts!! So, now that you've had the up-to-the-minute weather report, and have that image of me in shorts burned into your brain, let's get down to serious craftin' business....

Tomorrow is my "baby" sister's birthday...I almost posted how old she'll be, but let's just say she's going to be 29 (again) and leave it at that! LOL! Anyway...I wanted to do something special for her because she's such a special person...and I am truly blessed to have her in my life. So I made her a cute little card using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil...the funny thing about the card is that Dee is 6 years younger than I am...and she was such a little stinker when she was a kid! That image seemed to fit her perfectly. I made her another framed card...using a Whipper Snapper design...but I just realized, I didn't take photos!! Arrgghhh...I'll have to call and have Dee take some for me! Anyway...I wanted to share this little card with you all (sorry the pics aren't so clear...my new glasses are ready to be picked up today!!). Happy B-day, Dee!!! And many, many more!!! Hugs to all of you for taking time to visit and leave comments on my bloggity blog blog! Pat

Friday's cards...

Hi eveyone. Thanks so much for stopping by my bloggity blog to check on things here in Richmond, VA, Windy and warm today...had to keep the windows closed to keep the pollen outside...sort of! But that wasn't a problem at all since I sequestered myself in my craft room and made a couple of cards...the first is an image from Mo Manning. I made her for our grandaughter, Sophie. Soph (4 yrs old) has curly curly hair like this...and she is just as precious as she can be. She's a ballet dancer...and loves the color blue. So this seemed perfect for her. Hope she likes it!! The other card was made with a Magnolia image from the Raising the Ceiling collection. It's actually a sympathy card for our neighbors whose yellow lab, Saffron, just died last week. So I thought I'd make a little card for Saffron's family from my hubby & me...and our two "boys" (toy poodles) Fiyero & Cooper. I used Stampin Up cardstock (banana) and DP from Making Memories (English Garden collection). Copics used include:

Fur: E25, 35, 53, & 50 and R21 for inside the ears
Bow: B6, 4, 2, & 00
Rose: R85, 83, & 81
Leaves & stem: G28, 24, 21, % 00

Flowers are from Prima...and pink "diamonds" are from my jewelry box...just kidding!! They're from my embellishment stash!! Sentiment is from Inkadinkado.

Anyway...I hope you enjoyed browsing...Thanks so, sooooo much for stopping by...and for your comments. I will have a couple more cards to post this weekend!! I have so much to do before I return to work!! arrgghhhh! Catcha later...Pat

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day...

Hello everyone...Happy Thursday! It's a beautiful day here in Richmond, VA...in the low-80's...and sunny. Have y'all mailed your taxes yet? Thankfully, we did ours a while ago...so there's no need for us to do that last minute panic filing!! So...it's been a few days since I posted. Have been busy making things for my sister's birthday...you'll have to wait until she receives them (via snail mail) to see them posted here, tho...she's a sneak peeker, y'know! LOL! But...I did have a little time to make a couple of sweet little cards for 2 of our 4 granddaughters. These will be for Ava (6 yrs old) & her sister, Mia (3 yrs old). They are the sweetest little girls...Ava is a star kindergartner...seriously, she's always getting awards! And Mia...well, she's giving her mother grey hair, I think!! But, I think her antics are just too precious!! She just started dance class!! They're my little lovebugs! Brag..brag..brag..brag!!! They live in AZ and I don't get a chance to see them nearly often enough. :-( They enjoy receiving mail...and it's fun to make things for them. The cards are the smaller size (A2)...and I used very little embellishments just because I didn't have a lot of space. I did use some stickles...and a little Diamond Glaze (Judikins) to add some bling!! Stamp images are from Magnolia...and Whipper Snapper. Hope you enjoy them...have to run now...so much to do and so few hours in a day!!! Have a beautiful evening! Pat

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Little Slugger...

Hi everyone. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. I've been having some fun making a special little something for my favorite little buddy...grandson Brody. He's 5 and is just starting T-ball. I decided that making a card w/this Whipper Snapper image was just not good enough...I kicked it up a notch and framed the completed image. I added ribbon, bottons, and a cute little baseball glove charm. Hope he likes it! I can't wait to see him play...he's in AZ so I'll be heading to the desert Southwest soon. Between baseball, dance recitals, volleyball, tennis, swimming, and just hanging with my favorite people in the whole world...grandkids Emma, Ava, Brody, Sophie, and Mimi...I'm generally too busy to get into much trouble while I'm there!! Have to run...am working on setting up my online store to sell some of my creations. I'll let you know when that process is completed so you can stop by and maybe even contribute to my "craft fund" Until then, have a beautiful rest of your weekend!! Pat

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Splendiferous Day...

Wow...twice in one day!! I've been having the best time in my craft room this afternoon...I no sooner start one card and I have 2 or 3 ideas for my next projects rattling around in my head!! So...here's my latest creation...here's Tilda w/her hugely splendiferous petticoat!! If you're familiar w/this stamp, you will have noticed that I removed her wings. Isn't she just toooooo cute?!! I used Stampin-Up (SU) cardstock (Ruby Red & Very Vanilla) as well as DP from K&Company. Flowers are Prima...ribbon & "pearls" are from my stash. I used my Nestabilities & Cuttlebug to make the shapes inside and out...sentiment is from A Muse stamps, and I colored Tilda w/these Copics:

Skin: E13, 11, 00, & R21 for her face
Hair: E35, 17, 19, & Y21 & 20
Coat/dress & hair ribbon: BG18, 13, 11, 10 & 00
Petticoat: BG10 & 0000
Belt & shoes: R29, 24, 22, 21, & 20
Then I "grunged" her up a bit in the corners with W3

I had a really fun time with this little Tilda card...hope you enjoyed her...thanks for stopping by...and Tilda & I both hope you have a splendiferous day!! Pat

Just thinkin' of you...

Hi everyone...I hope your weekend is starting out fan-tab-u-lous-ly! It's absolutely gorgeous here in Richmond, VA. Mid-60's and sunny. Perfect Spring weather!! I had a chance to make a card yesterday...but didn't get around to posting it until just now. I decided that I needed to practice doing "boy" cards...so here's Heartbreaker Edwin...minus his wings. He's just sittin' around thinkin'...he is seriously adorable, don't you think?! I must admit, I struggled with coloring this little guy. My colors just came out brighter and stronger than I had intended. I'm so heavy-handed w/my Copics...so I keep practicing! I used a variety of papers for this card...Stampin Up (SU) cardstock (bordering blue and crisp cranberry)and DP by GCD Studios called "Planes and Trains" (I got it at Hobby Lobby in Phx, AZ). Brads & eyelets are from my stash...and the ribbon (Always Artichoke) and hardware are from SU. Copics used are as follows:

Face & hands: E13, 11, 00 (& R21 for his cheeks)
Hair: YR21, 20, E35, & a little E17 & E19 for auburn highlights
Pants: B99, 97, 95, & 91
Shirt: G99, 20, YG67, 63, 03, & 0000 (it took awhile to get the right shade of green)
Socks: same colors as used in shirt & pants
Bench: E25, 29, 35 & 31

Thanks for stopping by...and thanks so very much for your comments!! Have to run now...I have a whole stack of images that just need some tender loving attention!! Catcha later...Pat

Thursday, April 8, 2010

You're in my thoughts...

Hello everyone. I hope you're having a great week. Springy here...warm with a very light breeze. Perfect day for opening the windows...unless you're allergic to that yellow dusty pollen that seems to be covering everything outside!! hehehe...good thing I have a full supply of allergy meds!! So...I decided to do a little multi-tasking today...I made a card while doing laundry!! That's about as good as I get with multi-tasking...oh, I probably could have chewed a piece of gum at the same time, but that's stretching it!! Anyway...this little girl is a Bildmalarna stamp called Mimosa's Book (she's available at StampingScrapping.Com). I used Stampin-Up (SU) cardstock (So Saffron, Sage Shadow, and Pale Plum. The DP is from SU too. I used a M. Stewart punch for the edging; and distressed some of the edges on the card w/my Tim Holtz distressing tool...love this! The little rose is a Prima...and the purple "pearls" are from my stash. The sentiment inside is from SU "Whimsical Words...stamped w/Perfect plum ink. I colored this little image w/Copics as follows:

Face, arms, legs, feet: E13, 11, 00...and R21 for her cheeks
Hair: E35, YR21 & 20 (I got this color combo idea from S. Dean...love it!)
Dress: RV 99, 95, 93
Grass: G28, 24, 20
Book: E27 (cover), and C2 & 00 for pages
Shading around image was done w/C1.

I hope you enjoyed your visit....thanks so much for stopping by! I may have to ink up one of my new Maggies next! Have a beautiful evening! Pat

Tilda's pink boots...

Hi everyone...thank you so much for stopping by to say "hi". It was a warm day here in Richmond, VA...and, after the showers we had yesterday morning, the trees are really leafing out. I do believe Spring has sprung!!! I've been working on coloring w/my Copics. I am taking Suzanne Dean's online class...awesome!!! Plus...I just got my hands on a "Bow-Easy"...what a cooooool tool! Makes super easy and super pretty bows! You can see one here...I made it w/sheer ribbon and wrapped it 4 times. I think it looks fab! So...I had a chance to put together another card using one of my favorite Tilda's (oh, wait, I say that about every one of my Maggies!) I decided to color her boots pink in honor of our 4-year-old grandaughter, Sophie. I tried talking her into getting some pink faux suede Uggs about a year ago. They were adorable on Sophie too...even though they made her feet too hot and we didn't end up getting them! Probably not too practical since Sophie lives in Phoenix, AZ! Anyway...that's the story on the pink boots!

Once again, I used scrap cardstock and designer paper...all pink & blue! I pulled out my trusty Cuttlebug...and my Martha Stewart lace punches. The roses are Prima (I think) from 7 Kids College Fund. Sentiment is from Stampin-Up "Whimsical Words" and stamped w/Not Quite Navy ink.

Skin: E13, 11, 00, (& R21 for cheeks)
Hair: E35, YR21 & 20
Dress & boots: R39, 85, 83, & 81
Pinafore: B04, 02, & 00
Anklets: C2 & C0

So that's my story for today...hope you're having a fabulous week. Thanks again for stopping by...and for all of your sweet comments! Pat