Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, September 10, 2010
I entered Diana Crick's Land of Magnolia Contest. Since it was the first contest I ever entered like this, I was pretty happy with an honorable mention! The winning entries were amazing! So, to get an honorable mention was something I was pleased about. For those of you peeking at my blog that don't know what the contest was about, let me give you a quick reference....You had to write a story about the Land of Magnolia, using several specific words within the story. Then you had to create a "project" to illustrate your story using the Magnolia stamp line.
So, let me TRY and explain what my entry was. About the only way I can explain it is to say that it is a stand-up card book! Think something along the lines of an easel card...but put together in a ringed book. The pages stand up, rather than lay flat. Does that make any sense at all?
Here's a couple pictures of the open book to show you what I mean:
See how the pages stand up at an angle...kind of like an easel card.
Here is another look at it opened further into the book:
Notice all of the pages stand upright...not just the one you are on.
If you look at it, the "story" part of it is on the bottom of the page and the illustration is on the upright part of the page.
So, here is my entry into the Land of Magnolia Contest. Below each picture, I have placed the wording that is on the bottom part of the page. Some of the pages are two part...they open up. So, the storing will be below the open picture. Please let me know what you think at the end by leaving a comment for me.
Cover of the closed book
Magnolia. It was far, far away in a hidden valley.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Well, that's all for today from rain-soaked New Hampshire. Please feel free to leave comments! Stay dry folks!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The rings and lettering are Quickutz. The "snow" is flower soft. The Edwin image is #147 "Edwin on Sled" and is available from Diana's Magnolia-licious site: http://www.magnoliastamps.us/store2/
I used copics to color my image.
Thanks for peeking!
Friday, January 15, 2010
I had to lighten the picture a bit. I hope I didn't lighten it too much so that Tilda looks washed out.
The DP are Basic Grey, from there Wassail line (don't you love that collection?). The present was made with a Quickutz dimensional die. The charm is one from my statsh (I've had them for years and don't know who makes them anymore). The sentiment stamps are from Just Rite and Tilda, or course, is a Magnolia...#224Lazy Summer Day Tilda available from Diana here: http://www.magnoliastamps.us/store2/
Please leave a comment and let me know if you like it!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This is the card that I made for my Christmas card swap for my Cabana group.
It is a tri-fold card made with bazzill bling card stock and closed with a ribbon tie. The snowflakes were stamped and then embossed with holgraphic embossing powder to give them a sparkle. The sentiment is stamped with a midnight blue ink.
The picture doesn't really do it justice. It came out really nice.
I used Fancy Pants paper and the stamps are a Magnolia Ornament and Tilda with Yule Hat.
This is a monochrome card I made...a first for me. I tried using only black, white, and gray. Then for a splash of fun, I used red and some glossy accents on her boots to make them look shiny! Monochrome is harder than you think! It's not so easy to get different shades of gray.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
You should check out Amy Leggate's blog...she is giving away some AWESOME blog candy!
I promise to post something with actual substance (ie...cards!) really soon!
Thanks for checking in!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The challenge that I wanted to complete was to find a way to use all of these circles that I had punched out and left over. I think it came out cute!
Left to right...me, Marilyn, and Paula. Newbie Julie is behind the camera taking the picture!
Thank you guys for making my birthday so great. You guys are the bestest!!!!
The ballon was 7 feet tall and about 7 feet wide too! It has a "wicker basket" on the bottom, though I am not sure if you can tell from this picture. Left to right are my table mates: Marilyn (tourist), Donna (passenger), Paula (zebra-launch coordinator), and me, Bonnie (the pilot).
We won the theme crop...we're two for two now!!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I like this card becasue it is very dimensional...so dimensional that it is kind of hard to fit it in the envelope! The flower is two layers and she is popped up sitting on it. The butterflies are popped off the card tto with their wings curled in flight...but you can't really tell from the picture!
Oh well...I like it!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
If you want to see Paula's challenge page, look on the right had side of my blog for the link to Paula's One of a Kind Design blog.
All of the month titles were done with Quickutz amd almost all of the die cuts on this calendar are also Quickutz. Yeah...I'm a little bit of a Quickutz freak...what's your point?
Hope you like it!!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Here I will share some of my creations...scrapbooking, cards, calendars, general crafting, etc. But first, let me share with you where the name of my blog comes from. My "kids" are of the four legged variety...less trouble and no college expenses!!! But, in all honesty, they are probably MORE spoiled than the kids with 2 legs!!!!
So, let's take a look...
This would be Jazz. Her real name was Jasmine. But, I always called her Jazz. She was a Lhasa Apso. She was the oldest of my "kids". She was my constant companion. She saw me through some good times...and some bad times! Man, could she snore!!!!! We did everything together. She was with me until the ripe old age of 14. She is in puppy heaven now...but, FOREVER in my heart.
This would be Gidget. She is a Yorkie and the baby of my "kids". She is now 4. She keeps me laughing every day! She is the funniest little dog. Even Paula, who is not a fan of little dogs, LOVES her! She has a ton of personality! She came to us from my brother Jim in Kansas. She flew home with us on a plane and nobody even knew she was there! She became Jazz's eyes when Jazz could no longer see anymore. I kid you not...after Jazz fell down the stairs once, she started running in front of Jazz and rerouting her when she was headed for the stairs. I joked that my dog had a seeing eye dog!
There is another one here...not mentioned in the Title of my blog. This is Mittens...aka...Mitty Kitty Fat Cat! She is not in the title of the blog for one reason and one reason only...just how long do you want my title to be???? She is another one of my very funny "kids". It was not unusual to see her washing the faces of Jazz and Gidget. She would walk up to them and just smack them up side the head occasionally! She was the momma of the "kids". She came to me shortly after Jazz and lived to be almost 14. She is now gone with Jazz. And I am CERTAIN they are both raising heck with my dad!
So, those are my kids...and this is the start of my blog. I look forward to showing you some of my stuff. I'm not sure exactly how often I will post. But, please check back!
As I say all the time..."This is me...take it or leave it!"