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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Forever Young

Hi everyone!  Here is a new and special card that I have made for a very special friend who has a birthday tomorrow.  The gate fold technique is from the incredible Norma over at From My Craft Room!  She really does the most incredible tutorials and this is one of them.  Check out her stuff as it is fabulous.  I am going to be trying a number of her tutorials so watch for them here.

I am entering this one at Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes;
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes;
Hooked on Crafts - Cards for Men;
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes.

Cards for guys are HARD to make.  Didn't want to make it feminine in any way so that meant keeping the embellishments minimal.  Hopefully a ribbon and pearls aren't too much!  LOL!

I used Cool Edwin from the Sweet Rainbow collection and then masked him off and stamped Edwin's Oldsmobile from Summer Memories collection.  I have colored with the trusty Copics.

Background - B 02, 32, 00, 000, 0000, and blender (Thank you for this one also Norma)
Shirt - BG 72, 18, 13, 11
Jeans - B 97, 95, 93, 91
Bumper/Grill/Tires - C 7, 5, 3, 2, 1
Car - E 18, 17, 15
Interior/window - E 42, 40
Skin - E 50, 000, 21, 00, and 93 for cheeks
Hair - E 29, 25, 31
Runners - C 3, 1, 00
Headlights - Y 00, 11

That is a long list!! 

Here is one close up of the coloring for you.

As always, I really love to read your comments and appreciate you taking the time to "write".  If you would like any other details just let me know.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I am sad to say that I was not chosen for the Totally Tilda Design Team.  I have only applied for two different design teams and I wasn't chosen for either one.  On both entries I kind of thought that it was a long shot and didn't really expect to be chosen.  Yet, why does it hurt so much when finding out that you didn't make it??

How do they choose?  Is it my coloring, card designs, blog too plain, photography skills, not enough entries? 

What does it feel like to be "asked" to be on a design team?

This one "stings"!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Totally Tilda DT Call

Hi everyone!  It has been awhile since I posted and the summer is slipping away fast.  Lots of summer activities going on but I "made" some time to make this little creation for the Totally Tilda design team call and I am going to be giving this one to a very special friend who has a birthday later in August.

I am also entering this one in the following challenges:

Mad for Markers - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious - Photo Inspiration
Midweek Magnolia's - Use 2 dies/punches
Just Magnolia - Pearls and Swirls
NMWC (No Matter Which Challenges) - Anything Goes

The border idea is from the incredible Mandy who is the Head Designer at Totally Tilda.  She has a fabulous tutorial on how to make these border punched card fronts.  Check her out at

I used Copics in the following colors:

Dress and socks - R85, 83, 81
Pinafore and lace - BG05, 02, 000
Shoes - C1, 0, 00
Skin - E50, 000, 00, 21 and 93 for the cheeks
Hair - E59, 99, 33; YR24, 21, 20

Here's one close up of the coloring for you.

I actually designed the interior to open to the left but then realized that it had to open from the bottom up and so it didn't turn out the way it was planned but I still like how it came out.  Here's one of the whole inside panel.

Close ups of the interior.

Toys that I used are:
Papers - Echo Park and Kaiser and Bazzill
Border Punch - Martha Stewart punch around the page
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Pearls - Kaiser
Dies - Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn

I love reading your comments and would love to know what you think of this one!