Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Roses on Paper Design Team Challenge - It's All About the Romance!

It's time for another challenge for our Roses on Paper Design Team and this time our ever talented and sweetest thing around, Anki, challenged us to create a romantic card based on the movie, Sweet November. A little bit of romance is always needed in our daily life and shouldn't be held up for just special occasions. Some of the most romantic moments in my life have happened in my normal, every day life. Here is what I came up with.

I simply adore Dinner Tilda and you can shop all over Summer's store for these sweet babies! I wanted this card to have a soft, feminine feel to it and nothing says romance to me like lace, pearls and a little glitz!

Tilda is colored with copics and AI love this paper from the Baby and Bridal Collection from Graphic 45 (I simply adore their papers!). I enhanced it a bit with my texturized cuttlebug folder and used my new pendant nestabilities as the background. The flowers are Prima flowers and I finished it off with my two favorite things - pearls and Stickles! And I think the cotton lace added just the right amount of softness. I hope you enjoy her!

Doesn't she have the sweetest face? I could just look at them forever.

Oh, how I've missed my Magnolias! I've got to not let myself neglect them so much! I hope all of you find a little bit of time for some type of romance in your life. We all need that magic!

Make sure to stop by my talented and inspirational Design Team sister's blogs to see their creations. They're all so fabulous you don't want to miss them and you can find their links on my sidebar! And then go over and enter your card on our Design Team Blog! We love to see what you come up with!

Card Ingredients:

Dinner Tilda by Magnolia, Stickles, Prima flowers, Bling by BasicGrey, Liquid pearls, cotton lace, nestabilities, cuttlebug embossing folder

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I've Got the Blues - Boho Chic Style!

I've got the blues and there's not much except some coloring that will help it! So our challenge this week for Follow Your Heart, thrown down by our favorite Design Team Leader, Suzanne, was to create something with lots of blue and a neutral color. I chose gold because it shimmers and shines!

Boho Chic is one of the fabulous creations from the Sampler #2 Collection from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and card design and I though she totally fit my mood this evening. A bit bohemian and relaxed, just looking like she's loving life.

I colored her with copics and believe it or not, about the only thing I used on her was some Smooch! I love the red on her toe nails! The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I added just a bit of gold cord and a bow and star charm. I love the Prima flower in the corner and the gold pearls in the corner. Pretty tame for me!

Make sure to stop by our store blog and see the inspiring collections that my desig team buddies have come up with. They never dissappoint you when you stop by for a cup of inspiration! So go around and get the blues!

Card Ingredients

Boho Chic from Sampler #2 from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, copics, My Mind's Eye paper, Blue Moon Charms, Prima Flowers, gold cord, SU ticket punch, gold pearls, Smooch

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Make Mine A Latte!

Me, I love me some coffee! Strong, weak, with cream and sugar, with nothing at all, you name it and I love it! There's nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee on a cool autumn day and that's exactly what I thought of when I saw Latte, a new stamp from the Sampler #2 Edition from Elisabelth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

She's colored with copics and I love the colors in this paper by My Mind's eye. I love the retro mod look she has to her so I tried to stay in the browns and oranges for her. To keep the mood going, I pulled out my retro flower punch and used it instead or some regular flowers. I love these brown pearl rhinestones and thought they added just enough to keep the card from looking too overdone.

I am absolutely crazy about this new side of Elisabeth Bell! I love the slightly older look to these ladies and cant' wait to bring more of them to you. You can see the entire collection at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Don't miss them!

Sorry this is so short but I've been having some major problems with my internet connection and computer and while I think I've got it worked out, I don't want to take too much of a chance just yet.

Card Ingredients:

Latte from the Sampler #2 Edition of Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Diamond Glaze, Baby Girl Polka Dot paper from My Mind's Eye, brown pearl rhinestones, ribbon, corner rounder, EK Success Retro Flower Punch, copics