Friday, June 29, 2012

My Sweet Tilda for My Sweet Allie

It took a little while for me to get back to my Magnolias, but I always have a few images with me!  My Allie is turning 4 on July 9th and she asked Nani if she was going to make a book for her birthday.  That's her way of asking if I am going to make her a birthday card!  Well, of course Nani is!  She loves to wear dresses and they need to twirl.  The twirliest Tilda that I had was Sweet Tilda and I made her up for my Sweet Allie.   I think she has the sweetest nature about her and she's one of my favorite Magnolia stamps.     

I am making Allie some summer dresses and she asked that one be blue.  I thought her birthday card would be cute done in blue so here she is.  I colored her with distressed inks and forgot how much I enjoy working with them.  The papers and embellishments are from a Heidi Grace line called Daydream and I love the glitters.  Allie loves anything that sparkles so I had to put some stickles on her dress and socks!  the lace is a Martha Stewart punch and I think it adds just a girlie girl look to the card.  Here's a side view of the inside:

I'm adding a copy of the close up of her sweet face:

I do love her so!  I am still working on my coloring, but some of it's coming back.  All in all I'm pretty pleased with her and I know Allie will love her and that's all that matters.

I love and cherish all of my grandbabies and thank God everyday that he's blessed me with these sweet babies.  Just wish they didn't grow up so fast!  Hope you enjoyed this little cutie pie.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Just a little Sass and the City!

The stampers over at Sassy Studio Design are celebreating having over 700 members in their group over at Paper Craft Planet and are having a progressive Sass and the City Challenge. I missed the deadline to get my Charlotte Sassy in, but they are so generous that they are giving those of us who picked up the freebie a second chance to win a free Sassy stamp or two! Hop on over and look at their great creations!

I hope everyone has a good friend that they can share things with. I've got several that I've gotten back in touch with from my younger days and thinking about some of the escapades we got into brings a smile to my heart. Everyone needs someone like Charlotte in their life to give them hope, encouragement, and the sunny outlook on everything. Hope springs eternal with her! The pearl in my life is my good, dear friend Lynn.  She's always on my side and wants nothing but the best for me.  I love you my sweet friend.   Here's my take on Charlotte Sassy:

This is one of my favorite TV series! What these friends went through was phenominal and just like every day life. Friends share their ups and downs, triumphs and failures, giving their support and honest opinion, and loving each other unconditionally. Plus their gorgeous! I have friends like them, people who I can count on and I thank God for them every day. Here's a close up of Charlotte:

I love the sweetness and sincerity in her face. I love that Charlotte wears pearls so much. They are my favorites so I gave her a pearl earring and added some to the corners. I also put a couple on the inside and you can get a peek here:

The paper is from Basic Grey, she's colored with copics (been practicing a lot with them!), and I embossed the background papers with my cuttlebug. Love that baby!  I used some Diamond Glaze on her shoes and the top of her dress, and you know I had to put some Stickles on her to give her a shot of bling!

I hope you enjoy her as much as I had creating her.  Now go tell that special friend of yours how much she means to you!