Thursday, September 29, 2011

Magnolia Book

Hello All,
  Hope everyone is doing fine.  Finally, I've been a little creative lol.  I've been wanting to make a book to put my Magnolia stamps in to see what I have, but I've been a little under the weather so I've not been very creative.
  It took me a while, but I finally got something put together.  Right now I am enjoying Sepia tones and thought I'd use them on my next project.  Plus, I thought a little "pop" of color wouldn't hurt either.
  I am going to enter her into the CMC Challenge and I guess I am going to be right under the deadline for that, plus, I'll enter her into the CMC Bookendz challenge, and,  I'm thinking that I'll enter it into the Outlawz Twisted Thursday for the Anything Goes Challenge.
  I'll be changing jobs here pretty soon at work.  I don't know what I think right now of the change except that I'll be a little stressed with trying to learn machines that are new to me.  I just hope that I'll do a good job and won't make many mistakes. 
  Well, that is all for now.  Happy crafting.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn Kisses

Hello All,
  I thought I'd make another card using this sweet stamp from Magnolia.  She is just so adorable.  Of course I colored her with my Copics.  The flowers are Prima, which I absolutely love and the CS is CTMH and I used X Press it blending paper.
  I love this card although I forgot to add cheesecloth when I specifically went out and got some for this card! lol.  I bought some burlap too thinking it would look good on it also...but, did I add it either? No. lol.  I swear, I am very forgetful.
  You can probably tell I made my own sentiment....I only have one sentiment from Magnolia but tons of others from CTMH that I could've used but until typing this realized I could've used one of my fall ones from there.  See what I mean?  Uhhhhh.  Maybe tomorrow I'll undo some things to this card... like a new sentiment or add some more flowers or something.
  Well, anyway, I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
  Hope everyone has a wonderful day scrapping and crafting today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Magnolia Fall Card

Hello All,
  It looks like fall is in the air here.  It has gotten cooler these last couple of days.  Plus the rain  is supposed to last into the weekend.  I like the rain but I don't like driving in it.  I especially love a really good thunderstorm.  It just makes you want to cuddle up with a good book and read all day.
  Well, I created another Magnolia card.  The embellishments are not really what I wanted but it is what I had on hand.  I don't think you can really go wrong if Prima Flowers are involved.  I do love Prima and all the wonderful choices they have out there for flowers.  It doesn't really look like it in the photo, but the center and the edges of the flower are brown.  I didn't have fall flowers in my stash so I made do.  That seems to be my mantra for this card...make do with what I have.  I so wanted to use some burlap and some cheese cloth for this card, but maybe next time.  I have a couple of witch magnolia's on their way from Magnolia-Licious Store and from Simon Says Stamp.  
  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  Well, I am currently reading "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh for the Color Me Creative group called "Bookends".  I am having trouble getting into it though.  It may just be me because I have been reading comments from the other group members and they are loving it.  Maybe I just need to read some more.
  Well, I am also excited for the Online Card Class called Inspiration Showcase to start.  It begins on the 12th of Sept. and runs until the 23rd.  It is all about creativity and I can't wait.  I took part in their last Online Card Class and it was excellent.  I need to learn where to find inspiration and be more creative.  I guess from reading all the comments on the web page, a lot of us struggle with this  same thing.  
  Well, guess that is it for today.  I need to be making another card.  I guess I'll see what I've got on hand and see if I can be a little bit more creative before I have to head to work.  

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Magnolia Card

Hello All,
  Been working on a few things here lately.  One is the card above.  I wanted to create a card but really didn't have anything in mind.
  My kitty, "Bunny" kept batting her out of the way so she could lay in the box that I've been using to take photo's of my cards.  She, Bunny, likes to lay in there to take a nap.  Lately though, she is getting to big to lay in there.
  BG paper by Close To My Heart.  CS by CTMH
  Flowers are from Michael's and ribbon is seam binding from my stash.
  This is the other project I've been working on.  It is a photo album by Laura Denison.  I've not come up with a title for the album yet as you can see.  But, I need to contact Laura to see about teaching a class.  Flowers are by Prima.  Embellishments by Prima and leaves are a doohickey by Magnolia.
  I am entering these items to:
  Party Time Tuesdays:  Any thing goes.
  Simon Says Stamp:  Anything goes.
  Make it Mondays:  Anything goes. 

  Well, I guess that is it for now.