Monday, March 26, 2012

An angel stamp

For a little angel sent from above. My oldest son just became a godfather to a beautiful baby girl. Of course I immediately offered to make a card. He was so grateful for it. And I had just the right paper for the card!

Front view:

              Side view:                                                                                                Inside:

This card was created using stamp from: Magnolia "Angel Tilda"; Paper: cardstock - Bazzill ; DP - graphic45 "Little Darlings"; Tag and inside images - graphic45 "Little Darlings Tags2"; ribbon, pearls and glitter from my stash. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Week #3 - Recipe 1-2-3: Midweek Magnolias
Challenge #139 Bingo (ribbon-flowers-polka dots): Magnolia Down Under Challenges
Challenge #39 - Anything Goes: The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Challenge #22 - Shabby Chic/Vintage: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Week 42 - New Life or Beginnings: Make My Monday
Challenge #78 - Photo Inspiration!: CES Challenges
Challenge #178 - Shabby Chic/Vintage: Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My new stamp

It's a Magnolia "Loving Tilda" and I didn't have anything plan for her when I placed the order. However, I got the email for the Midweek Magnolias challenge and knew I had to use it. But what really got me going was the new papers I got at the scrapbook store. Wait until you see them! I think you will be seeing these on my cards for a little while.

Front view:

Side view detail:

Detail of the front:


This card was created using stamp from: Magnolia "Loving Tilda"; Paper: cardstock - Bazzill "Kraft" ; DP - graphic45 "Little Darlings"; Tim Holtz - Ideology "Word Bands"; ribbon, pearls and glitter from my stash. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Week #2 - A Sketch: Midweek Magnolias
Challenge #47 - Spring: Creative Stamp Friends
Colour Challenge - For March: Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
Challenge #28: Dutch Magnolia Lovers Challenges
March Challenge #8 - Spring Colours: Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog


Monday, March 12, 2012

What to do...

when you are creatively stuck? Well, we (Ivonne and myself) get on the phone to talk about it and the "motivator" cheers the "not so motivated one" and gets her going. But, what happens when it's both of us? That's when it gets tough. This was a first for us, especially with Ivonne having health issues. That's when we heard about Midweek Magnolias having their very first challenge. I forwarded the email to Ivonne and asked her if she was up to participate in this challenge. And guess what? She said yes and that got us back on track again. I am so blessed to have a friend/sister in my life like her. She picks me up when I am down and keeps me grounded. Thanks, Ivonne!!!

Front view of the card:

Inside view:

Detail of stamp: 

This card was created using stamp from: Magnolia "Tilda with eggs in apron"; Paper: cardstock-DCVW "The Mariposa"; DP - DCVW "The Whimsy Matstack", My Mind's Eye "Six by Six"; Studio112 "Pink Florals"; pearls from my stack. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Week #1 - "Hello": Midweek Magnolias
Challenge #154: SKETCH Challenge!: Stamptacular Sunday Challenge
Glitter: Crafty Boots
Springtime: Penny Black and more...
Easter: Totally Tilda Challenges

Hello Friends!

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.  Are you ready for a new week?  I am so ready!! I am also kind of excited and nervous.  In eleven days, I am going on vacation with my daughter and a group of students and parents from her school.  We are going to Europe!!  It's my daughter's first visit to Europe. Can you image how excited I am to share this experience with her?  I cannot describe how I feel.  I promise I'll take a lot of pictures and I will share them with you, yay!!

And now, back to crafting.  I created today's card for the new Midweek Magnolia's Challenge Blog.  I used the sweet Tilda with a straw hat image and I coloured it with Copics.  The papers are from First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x6 Pad. The ribbon and flower are from my stash.  See below the list of Copics I used:

Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E25, E27, E31, E41
Dress: R0000, R00, R20
Hat and Shoes: E41, E42, E43. E44
Flower:YR00, YR12, G94, YG61, YG63
I outlined the image with W3 for a vintage look.

And here is my card:

Another view:

A closer look at the details:

Inside the card:

Take a look from the side:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias - Hello
Simply Magnolia - Anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Color Pink
Paper Sundaes - Femenine Flair
Fashionable Stamping - Bingo (Flowers-Distressing-Words)

Hugs, Ivonne

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I want to lay you down in a bed of...hearts!

Here is the card I created for my dear hubby for Valentine's Day. Now he has one of my creations, and he is so happy with it he's got it on his bedside table. I have been blessed to have a husband that completely supports my love for paper and everything I do with Ivonne for our blog.

Blond boy meets brunette girl, and are still living happily (sometime not so happy but real life) ever after.

Front of the card:

Another front view:
  Side view (look at the sparkle!):

 Inside view:

 Detail of embellishments:

This card was created using Digital Image: Pink Cat Studio "Lily & Billy Laying in Hearts"; Paper: cardstock-DCVW "The Christmas & Winter Combo"; DP - DCVW "The Lace & Linen Stack", Sonburn Designs "Rogue Collection - Enthrall", Bo Bunny "Love Bandit Notes"; metal tag and hearts mini brads: Colorbok. Ribbon and other embellishments from my stack. This image was colored with copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Ravenous about Ribbon Recipe: Catered Crop
Challenge 8 - Use a Stamped Image: PanPastel UK Challenge Blog
Challenge #81 - Recipe: 2 Sisters Challenge Blog
March Anything Goes!: Catch the Bug Challenge Blog
Simon Says...Anything Goes: Simon Says Stamp!
I Brake For Love-IBFCC18: I Brake For Challenges

Clean and Simple Challenge @ SAS4Kids

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend.  A few weeks ago, one of my cards was selected as one of the Top Three at Send a Smile 4 Kids blog and I was offered the opportunity to be a guest DT member on one of their challenges.  Today, I want to share with you the cards I created for their Clean and Simple challenge.  There are three amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Doodle Pantry's prize is a $15 gift certificate.
The Cutting Cafe's prize is 3 sets of digital stamps or cutting files.
Sassy Studio Design's prize is 4 digis of the winner's choice. 

As usual, the DT will be choosing their Top Three, who will win a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest DT member in a future challenge, YAY!!!

And here they are.  The first card was created using Holiday Belle Honey from Sassy Studio Design and it was coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  Papers and embellishments are from my stash.

Take a look at the second card:

The Cowboy Birdie image is from Doodle Pantry.  Isn't he cute?  It was also coloured using Copics. The sentiment and yellow digi paper are also from Doodle Pantry.

That's all for today my friends, thanks for your visit.  Now, stop by Send a Smile 4 Kids to get inspired with the DT beautiful creations and go ahead and join us in the CAS Challenge.

Hugs, Ivonne