Thursday, March 15, 2012

Last in the series

Hi!  How is everyone on this fine (warm) day.  It is going to reach 82 degrees F here in St. Louis, Missouri USA today.  Love it!  I wanted to share with you the last of the recent birthday cards I made .  I think I will reserve this for my dil Jackie on the 26.  Gosh, how I love her.  I got lucky in the dil area of my life.  Between Jackie, Amber, Jill and now what will be Felicia (as of May, 2013) I couldn't ask for better.
Since I cleaned and organized my studio and went thru all of my paper I have been trying to use whatever I had.  I found this beautiful paper that made me want to smile.  Isn't it pretty?  It combined two of my favorite colors, lime green and purple.  I decided to color Tilda (isn's she adorable?) with the same colors.  I wanted to showcase her so I just added a few bottons and my Happy Birthday circle.  Simple yet sweet.  I will be showcasing more cards using up papers that I found in the near future.  I have three more made that I need to take pictures of.  I can't wait to share them with you!  I certainly am glad that I am out of my creative slump.  It wasn't fun not being able to create new things.  It isn't in my nature.  I have been playing with things every since I was a small child.  I won't even tell you how many years that has been!  lol.  I hope you enjoy my card today.  Love, Elle

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another birthday card

Awhile back I won "Comfy Tilda" from the All About You blog giveaway.  What fun!  I took this chance to ink her up.  I have been really busy redoing my studio.  Cleaning.  Purging.  Organizing. Designing.  (whew!) and I came across these papers that I had totally forgotten about.  How I love them!  I used several different patterns together with matching ribbon.  I thought the oval scallop die would go perfect with the oval die from Spellbinder's Nestability collections to showcase Tilda.  After I chose my papers I matched it up with my Copic colors for the perfect coloring combination.  That is how I do it every time I am making a card.  I used stickles for the wings to add much needed sparkle to my card.  I have been playing with a 2012 Honda CRV this weekend that the car dealership let me take home to test drive.  I am having so much fun toolin' around the neighborhood.  What fun it would be to sneak in a roadtrip! lol.  I never heard of a car dealership letting you take a vehicle home for a couple of days to test drive, have you?  I am seriously thinking about buying that SUV, it is so nice.  All sorts of bells and whistles.  I'm off to make another card but I wanted to share my second birthday card with you today.  Enjoy!  Love, Elle

Friday, March 9, 2012

Copic Hair Colors

Several people have asked me what colors I use for coloring hair on my images so I thought I would share a list for you.  I hope this helps!  Love, Elle

Blonde:  E50, YR31,E31
Dusty Blonde:  YR31, Y18, Y28
Brunette:  E51, E53, E55
Dark Brunette:  E31, E35, E36, E37
Another combination that works for hair:  Y21, E41, E42, E43, E55

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

To late for TOMIC!

Hi!  I'm back lol.  I haven't been able to access my blog until today.  I don't know what the problem was but I'm glad it fixed itself!  Today I want to share with you my card from last weeks TOMIC challenge.  Tilda Birthday card with a sketch.  I finally was able to purchase a couple of new stamps from the Magnolia-liscious store and couldn't wait to ink them up.  I used some papers from my stash, a border die from My Favorite Things, a loopy flower that I made myself, and a Happy Birthday stamp from JustRite stampers as well as some of my favorite Nestability dies.  I love the white felt loopy flower-they are so fun to make!  I have about 25 of them in a jar-I couldn't help myself.
I colored her with blue and orange Copic Markers.  Do you like how it turned out?  I do!
I have been busy with the grans Nannying after school and celebrating their birthdays this month.  We have a total of 8 family birthdays in the month of March so I will be sharing some birthday cards in the next several days.  I hope your weather has been as nice as ours!  Take care!  Love, Elle