Tilda With Flowing Hair  


A few weeks back, the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog had a color challenge to use the combination of orange and green.  WHAT???  Eew!  Was kind of my first reaction.  But I am happy to report that it wasn't that bad.  I actually kinda like what I came up with.  My darling didn't have my blog up in time for me to enter the challenge but that's ok, I love him anyway! :o)

This cutie is Tilda with Flowing Hair, colored with SU reinkers.  The dp is K & Co., the raffia is something I've had in my stash f-o-r-e-v-e-r!  The pretty flowers are WOC and Prima.  I cut the leaves using a die I got from SU.  The rhinestones are also SU.

I really love this Tilda image but then again, what Tilda don't I love?  (As my BFF, Jennifer, rolls her eyes in agreement).  hahaha

I have a difficult time with the whole "halo" thing around my images.  Maybe I'll need to invest in some background stamps.  Any suggestions would be more than welcome!

And to finish it out - the inside!  And that, my friends, is my first (almost) entry into a challenge!  hahaha

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate your comments.  I know (believe me, I know) how much easier and quicker it is just to check out a card without leaving a comment.


Heartbreaker Edwin Valentine  


My very first blog post!  I'm so excited...and nervous.  This is WAY out of my comfort zone.  Normally, I just share my creations with my family and close friends but now, here I am sharing it with the world...or the few people who may happen to stumble across my blog.  :o)

So this is it, I decided to try my hand at this super-cute "Tag" card I saw on the amazing Cheryl's blog who saw one on the uber-talented Claudia's blog who got the tutorial from...well, you get the picture!

For this card, I used Heartbreaker Edwin from Magnolia stamps.  I used Stampin' Up! and K & Co. dp.  The hearts are cut using a super cute CB die (thanks Kylie!), the ribbons are from my stash, the rhinestones and jumbo eyelet are SU, and the doily was a gift from my BFF and card making cohort, Jennifer.  :o)

I colored Edwin using SU re-inkers.  I would really love to get some distress inks to try my hand at BUT since I have every single color of re-inker (and In Color) I might as well use what I have!

The sentiment is from a dollar bin at Joann's and the pretty roses are from WOC.

A little peek at the inside with my FAVE tag die from Magnolia.

So there you have it.  My very first post!  I hope this is the beginning of a very long blogging, card making, and crafting journey that you would like to join me on!