Monday, January 31, 2011

Dotty Tilda!

Hi friends! I hope you aren't snowed in like we are. We have snow on the ground and it is coming down like crazy.

I made this Tilda to enter in some challenges. I think she is called Patient Tilda and her yellow ribbon has polka dots on it and the yellow background paper has little white polka dots on it too. Hope you like her. I try to check out everyone's blogs and leave comments but sometimes life gets in the way.

I entered this in: Just Magnolia-going Dotty and Friday Sketchers #139

Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving me such nice comments.

Riley's Valentine

This valentine is for my little Great Grandaughter Riley. Riley is 7 yr old and when she was 5yr old she had open heart surgery. She told us after the surgery, "My
hearts not broke anymore". She was a good patient and we are very blessed that she is okay, running and playing just like all the other kids.

I'm entering this in: Corrosive's Challeng is to use buttons

I hope you all have a wonderful day. We have sleet and snow, 12-14 in. they say and it is all coming starting tomorrow. Thanks so much for checking out my blog and leaving me comments.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

My first LOTV!

I am loving these LOTV images but for me with my arthritis, they are hard to color cause the images have tiny parts. I am sure for younger and more agile ladies they will be no problem at all. Sometimes my RA does get in my way.

Thanks everyone for checking out Donelda's and my blogs while we had our challenge. I appreciate the visits and comments. Thanks for coming by today. I'm going to church and then clean the extra bedroom tomorrow and hopefully still have some playtime in the craft room.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Donelda's challenge!

A few weeks ago Donelda ask me if I wanted to do a challenge with her. We picked an image that we both had and are each making a card in our own style I guess. This is the first time I've tried this so it should be interesting. Here is my card and here is a link to DONELDA's card. I've always admired her CAS style because I am very uncomfortable with it and can't achieve the look without wanting to fix it. Her's are always just perfect.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Daughter In Law!

I don't have a card ready to post today so I thought I would tell you a little about my Daughter in law, DEBRA. She is back into making cards after a break of several years. She bought herself a few copic markers and watched the you tube videos. I think she does a great job. I've linked her blog to mine and hope you will have a look at her new blog and leave her some love.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fun on Saturday!!

I wanted to let you know about a little fun you can find here on Saturday. My blogging friend DONELDA and I decided it would be fun to make cards using the same image. I've never done this before and it will be fun to see what we come up with, if our creations are about the same or very different. Please make sure to stop back by on Saturday to see what we come up with.

Thanks Janet!

I received this stamp from a friend in a secret exchange on WishRAK. I've loved it since I first saw it in the Magnolia-licious store. For some reason I didn't order it and I am glad I didn't since it was such a welcome gift. Thank you Janet.

I am thinking I might enter this in a challenge, not sure yet. I used Magnolia paper and Wild Orchid Craft flowers on it and ribbon from my stash.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cowgirl Tilda

This is the second card I've made with the cowgirl Tilda. The first was in red and I had to color her in pink this time because I wanted to use this paper I found at Michaels last November. Hope you like her and thanks for stopping by to see my cards.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

For Lexie

This is for my Great Grandaughter Lexie. I hope she likes it as I can't seem to get my Sharpe pen to work right everytime. Sometimes it just comes out too heavy and I don't know how to fix it.

We didn't get the snow they were telling us we would have this afternoon. I'm glad, maybe it forgot to stop and see us. I'm so ready for Spring. Thanks for all you kind comments and for stopping by.

Friday, January 21, 2011

My favorite Magnolia

This is my favorite Magnolia image. This is my last image, but I lucked out and received some new images in a SS package today. It was an awesome package and I really appreciated everything. I just have no clue who she is.

I babysit all week so have not colored much. I hope to get some cards done this weekend. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the sweet comments.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Card for my Husband

I made this simple card last night. I didn't have anything colored to make a valentine so this is what I came up with. I used my Nesties. I am hoping to get some images colored today. I need many more Valentines so need to get busy. I hope you all have an awesome day. I really appreicate you stopping by.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Tilda Valentine

I am still babysitting Jevin so this is a quick post. Hope you like this Valentine for another one of my family. I had fun making it last night after Jevin went home.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Another Valentine

I am still making Valentines. I am waiting on an order from Magnolia-licious so I can play with my new Maggies from the You Are So Special collection.

I am entering this card in the Penny Black challenge. I am very new to challenges so hope I did everything right. I guess time will tell.

Tomorrow I get to babysit my new Great Grandson Jevin. He was born on Christmas Eve. He definitely interrupted our dinner and opening gifts but was well worth it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I Love Magnolias

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am going to go see my Mother tomorrow and spend the rest of the weekend crafting I hope. I have a lot of Valentines to make. I just recounted with all the new little ones and I have 16 Great Grandchildren not counting my grandchildren. I also have a grandaughter that just got custody of her husbands girls so that is two more greats. I better get busy.

I guess you can tell that I love Magnolias. They are so fun to color and I spend way too much time coloring them.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Swap kit

This is my second card for Lena's swap. Our group ask for Kraftin Kimmie, Stampavie, LOTV and a few more that I can't think of right now. We were out of water all day. It got down to 1 degree early this morning and the cities main water line broke. They finally got it fixed at around 5:30 tonight. I am so glad to have the water back on.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Grandaughters Birthday card

I stamp because I love to color and make cards. This is the first time I've entered a card in a challenge. I'm not sure what I am doing so it might not even get to the challenge but I am going to try. I still have a lot to learn about coloring with copics but I just keep practicing.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Be my Valentine

This is my second kit for the Magnolia Swap. This is the correct designer paper this time so it is all what you get if you get one of my kits. I finished two more kits for the new kit swap by Lena call your choice of images. This will be a fun swap.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

6X6 card

I wanted to try a 6X6 card out of curiosity. I visit several blogs that use this size card. I liked the room to design on but it would be pretty expensive to mail these out very often. I make a lot of 5 1/4 X 5 1/4 but liked this even better. I think I will use this for local birthday parties where I can hand deliver the card.
I am looking forward to a little snow tomorrow. They are predicting only 1 to 3in. so it will be gone in a day.

I am in a Magnolia kit swap. I included this Tilda goes shopping image, the boutique image both in my kit. I did not use this dp as I only had small pieces of this one left. I hope the ladies that get it enjoy it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Card for the Troops card for Teenage girl!

One more card. Hopefully I will get something made by Sunday to post something different. I have kinda lost my mojo. I am going to go surf the blogs and galleries and see if the cards don't get me in the mood. I am very low on cards for my family and SCS birthday groups so need to get busy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Cards for the Troops

We have had such nice letters back from out troops in Afganistan and Iraq that I wish I could do more cards for them instead of the 12 that I did. I have such a large family that I have to work hard to get all the holidays and birthdays in so I just do what I can. I have one more post in a few days and I am not going to post any more as they are in my gallery.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cards For the Troops!

This challenge was to make a spotlight card that was a female birthday card. I can't believe I had not ever tried this but this is my first one. It was simple and fun. I hope some soldier likes it to send home to one of the gals in his life.