Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lilac cookies

My friend, Jane, loves purple. Everything she has is purple. This adorable background paper reminded me of her so I had to make a card that suited her. Tilda Baking Cookies from Magnolias stamps is the sweetest little thing. And who can resist someone who wants to bake cookies for you? Not me! In fact, Nichole made some brownies and I'm really in heaven!

Tilda is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS that I picked up at Wal-mart. They're inexpensive and do a great job! the background paper is from DCWV and the flowers are Prima. The black border around her is from the Hocus Pocus core-dinations paper. It's black on the outside and when you sand the black off and distress it, it's another color on the inside! Way cool! I also used Pearl-ex on the background and when the light hits the card, the area around Tilda has a lavender sheen to it.

Well, I'm off tonight to see Les Miserables at a local music theater. I've not been in ages and am so excited about it. While I'm gone, let Tilda treat you to some cookies! Enjoy. I hear their delish!

Relaxing on a summer day

I made her for the August card mingle over at MAGNOLIA-licious and she's on her way to Suzanne Dean. I so hope she likes her. She made me want to go start up the lawnmower!

There's nothing as cute as a little girl with pigtails in her hair! And to be so comfortable laying on the grass looking up at the sky, well, life just doesn't get much better than that! There's nothing as sweet as the smell of just cut grass or the feel of the soft, blue-green blades along the back of your neck. I remember when life was that good and uncomplicated. My dad would have finished cutting the grass with our little push lawn mower and the grass felt like a big soft blanket. Then you'd get up and you would have grass stains on your clothes because you would really burrow down into the grass because it the ground was so cool. Ah, to remember summer!

Relaxing Tilda, like so many others I've seen, takes me back to when I was a little girl running around in blue jeans and a sweater and playing outside and being so tired, you just need a break. I colored her with my Prismacolor markers and used Glossy Accents on the flowers in the grass and her cheeks. It's a bit shiny in the picture but looks much better on the original. I used my Spica glitter pen on her buttons and snap on her jeans. The ribbon is from Basic Grey, the snap from the August kit from Loreen's August kit, and the baubles are from Stamping Bella. Her background paper is from K&Company.

I made

A Day at the Beach

If you've read my blog before, you know how I love the beach and water. My friend, Theresa, sent me a couple of images that I just totally fell head over heals in the sand for! Having just become the grandmother of two beautiful baby girls, I thought of Emma and Allie when I saw this image. I can see this little sweetie as having spend the day at the beach building sand castles and having Capri Sun's to cool her little self down and then getting all cleaned up and sitting on the beach while she waits for her momma to get ready to go out to the pier for fish and chips. Oh, what a way to spend a summer day!

She was colored with my Bic markers and SU pastels to sponge the sky. I used my white opaque pen for the dots on her little dress and the background paper is from DCWV. She went together in no time!

If you ask me, she has the right idea for dinner! Getting all dressed up in our summer best and walking down to the pier. Want to come?

Heaven Must be Missing An Angel...

cause she's here with me right now! When I saw Halobella, I thought of that song and my Nichole. All of my girls are great and are angels in their own right. I'm blessed because all my girls are beautiful, hard-working, honest and well, if you ask me, just heavenly. I love Halobella's hair. It's so curly and she's got that great smile. I took on look at her and knew I had to have her because she's so much like my Nichole. And my angel just got engaged over the weekend so she's now floating on Cloud 9. Yes, Halobella certainly resembles my Nik!

I colored her with my Bic markers and a couple of copics thrown in there. I used my devine swirls cuttlebug background and the paper is from Imaginese, I believe. I highlighted her halo and wings with my Spica glitter pen and the ribbon is from Joann's.

And as far as those angels go, I think God sends them to us just when we need them. He's certainly sent me my fair share of them! Enjoy!