Monday, June 28, 2010

To have and to hold...

Hi everyone. Well, here we are at the end of another perfectly wonderful - but far too short - weekend!! I spent a good portion of the weekend in my craftroom...between hanging with my handsome hubby and chatting with my sister in MN where they had really, really bad storms! Thankfully, my MN family members are fine.

So here's a little wedding card I made...I used Lady Tilda from the Fairytale collection...and masked her...and stamped little groom Edwin so he's standing slightly behind Tilda. I'm pretty pleased with how the card turned out. I want to thank my sweet friend, Sandy (in NC), who surprised me with this paper a while back. Thanks Sandy!!'s the "recipe"...

Cardstock: SU Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa
DPs: Confetti collection from Papermania
Ribbon, lace, & charm: stash
FlowersL Wild Orchid Crafts
Baubles: from Stamping Bella
Nestabilities: Peony
Copics: E11, 00, 000, R20 (skin), E35, YR21 & 20 (Tilda's hair...and I added E99 to Edwin's hair),R20, 21, 00, & 0000 (Tilda's dress), R29, 24, 22, & 20 (Tilda's headband & flower, and Edwin's tie & corsage), C5, 3,2, 0 (Edwin's tux...I added C7 for his shoes), G28, 24, & 00 (leaves).

I also roughed up some of the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool, and darkened some of the edges with Creamy Caramel ink from SU. So, that's what I've been up to this weekend. I hope yours was wonderful too! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. Have a beautiful week. See you soon. Pat

Sunday, June 27, 2010

You color my world...

Hi everyone...I hope you are having the best weekend! I know I am...spending it with my sweet hubby and crafting!! What could be better than that?! Here's a little card I just finished...using a stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design...the stamp was actually named after Suzanne cool is that?! I think this little girl is too, too darling...and she reminds me a little of my gorgeous grandaughters. ...all four of them are budding artists. Thanks for stopping by for a peek...I'm off to my craft room to work on a couple of Wedding Cards. Have a great rest of the weekend! See you soon. Pat

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rose petals...

Hi everyone. Well, thanks to all of your wonderful comments, I actually took the plunge and made a card with a little Tilda image that I painted with distress inks. OMG!! It took me THREE times to get her right. But, I'm pretty pleased with how this little lady turned out! So thank you all for your kind comments and great support!!

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Tilda from the Wedding 2010 collection; sentiment from SU (Whimsical Words)
Cardstock: SU (Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery)
DPs: K & Company
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: stash
Nestabilities label # 10 and my trusty Cuttlebug
Inks: Versafine black, Rose red (for sentiment), and Tim Holtz distress inks (Tattered Rose & Vintage Photo - skin; Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen -dress & anklets; Shabby Shutters & Bundled Sage - basket; Bundled Sage - ground; Vintage Photo & Brushed Corduroy - hair; Aged Mahogony - rose petals & hair ornament; Black Soot - shoes).
I also used stickles for the rose petals and hair ornament, Glossy Accents for her shoes, and Copic C0 for a slight shadow around the image.

Those little pink dew drop baubles are from Stampin Bella. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and added a bit of Vintage Photo to make it look ever so vintage!!

I'm pretty pleased with the results. I hope you enjoy looking at my very FIRST distress-inked card.

And, just in case you just MUST HAVE this card, it is available at my online Etsy shop...I'd love for you to stop by and check out my inventory.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful rest of the week! (It's almost the weekend! YAY!) Pat

Sunday, June 20, 2010


So here are a couple of Tildas that I've been working on...the ballerina was done w/distress inks...and the flower girl was done with Prismacolor pencils. I feel pretty good about how they turned out...but want to practice a bit more. Any suggestions? Not appears that I'm heavy handed w/distress inks and pencils...just like I am w/Copics. Practicepracticepractice!! Too bad that whole "work" thing takes up so many hours each day!! hahaha! Have a great week everyone...and thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek! Pat


Hi everyone...hope you're having a fabulous weekend. It's pretty warm here in Richmond, VA...but sunny and a perfect summer day. (I think tomorrow may be the first day of summer...but, trust me, it's already here!!) I've been playing around with a couple Tim Holtz distress inks...and yesterday I tried my hand at Prismacolor pencils. Both are fun...and I'm anxious to practice a bit more so I can actually create some images that are "card worthy"! In the meantime, though, here's a sweet little card made with a Penny Black stamp called "Daydreams" and Copics. I love this chubby little girl...reminds me of pics I've seen of myself as a pudgy little girl! I'm giving the card to one of my friends at work who just landed a great new job. It's a promotion for her...and, while I'll miss seeing her everyday and sharing morning coffee, I'm sooooo excited for her!! So now I'm going to work on another image/card. Next up is a little be watching for her. I'm going to give distress inks another shot! Wish me luck...thanks for stopping by. See you soon...Pat

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just a "note"...

Hello again...I just inked up one of my new Tildas...she's from the new 2010 Wedding Collection. Because I slept so late this morning, I'm still wide awake at almost 1 I thought I'd post this little card I put together earlier tonight. Here's the recipe:

Cardstock: Stampin Up (Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, & Very Vanilla)
DP: Tapestry by C.R. Gibson - Timeless Romance
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Tulle, faux pearls, & charm: from my stash
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics: E11, 00, 000, 0000 (skin); R21 (cheeks); E19, 15, 11, & YR21 (hair); BV17, 11, 00, & 000 (dress); C4, 3, 00 (microphone);C2 (shadow around image).
Iced Lavender Shimmerz on dress; and Stardust stickles for added bling!!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a great Sunday. Pat

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two new cards...

Hi everyone...Oh my, it's been a busy week and I am so jazzed that it's finally the weekend. My sweet hubby let me sleep in this morning...he took the puppies out to potty and I slept...until 11:15!!! Then, after watching "Crazy Heart" (movie w/Jeff Bridges) I trotted off to my craft room. I've had such a fun day...I listed several cards in my Etsy online store (see link to your left). PLUS, my friendly mailman just delivered some new Magnolia stamps...from the 2010 Wedding Collection. I purchased them from my friend and fellow Arizonan, Tab, at 7 Kids College Fund. Can't wait to ink them up! whoohoo!

In the meantime, I thought I'd post a couple of cards I've been working on...the first one is a darling little Mo Manning image...I got her and the cute sentiment from Stamping Bella. I made this card an easel's a birthday goodie for my sister-in-law, Mary. We'll see her tomorrow at a family get together up in Maryland. Can't wait to sink my teeth into some yummy Maryland blue crab!

The second card is little 60's Tilda...I just love this little image!! Both stamps were done with the same color husband says these colors are very "preppy"...maybe so, but I think they're yummy together!! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my bloggity-blog...and have a beautiful rest of the weekend!! I'll be back soon...Pat

Monday, June 7, 2010

You are my umbrella...

Hi everyone. Well...another wonderful weekend...hope you all had a chance to relax. I had a lazy 2 days...and it was absolutely fantabulous!! I got a chance to finish a card and color a couple of images...oh, and I had some time to do some online shopping for new craft supplies! Seriously...I only purchased things that I need!!!'s a little card I created for my sister, Dee. (I have to send her an email and tell her not to check out my blog this week!) She's such a great sister...and I am just so thankful that she's my friend too. She really is my "umbrella in the storms of life"!'s my card recipe:

Cardstock: Stampin Up; DPs are from my scrap stash
Sentiment: Whipper Snapper Designs
Pearls, ribbon, & charm: my stash
Copics: Skin - E11, 00, 000, 0000, & R21 for cheeks; raincoat, umbrella, & boots - R89, 85, 83, 81; Hair - E25, 99, 33, & YR21; Puddle- BG72 & 10; shadow - C1.
I used Inkssentials Glossy Accents for ti;da's raincoat, boots, umbrella, and puddle; aqua stickles for the raindrops; and cotton candy stickles for the lace on Tilda's umbrella and to outline the image that was cut out w/my Cuttlebug & Nestabilities.

I hope you enjoy her...I generally use lighter colors, but wanted to color this image with "jewel" tones just for Dee! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!! Pat