Happy, Happy Friday to ya friends!! Aren't ya happy it's the weekend--I know I am, and for alot of us it's a 3-Day weekend for Columbus Day (LOL--didn't realize this until yesterday after my kids informed me they had no school on Monday--see how out of it I am lately, hee hee)! I tell ya, if I didn't keep sticky-note lists for every event & to-do in my life, I wouldn't make it--LOL! I have stickies everywhere--it drives my hubby CRAZY and he knows better than to move them or throw any away (I even stick them in my books that I'm reading if I have an idea). I draw little boxes next to my to-do's so I can cleanly check them off (yes, I'm anal that way, hee hee) so it's not messy looking. And my project to-do list is a mile long--tutorials, spreadsheets, Etsy orders, DT deadlines, etc. all listed on separate stickies in my office :o) I love it when I've marked off an entire sticky & can throw it away--and then a new one will appear magically it seems, LOL! My head swims with so much stuff on any given day (& thru the night) that lists keep it manageable for me ya know. Are you a list maker like me or is your brain an automatic spreadsheet that can hold billions of information, hee hee?
-Stop by 7 Kids College Fund HERE to see what's new!! Tab has some really cool mini stamp sets by Inkadinkado that are just fabulous & only $1.52 a set (Halloween, Fall, & Everyday)--really fun ones too!
Plummy Sweet Easel Card
So today I have two monochromatic Magnolia projects for ya! I just love using Monochromatic colors on my projects--I think using different tones of color looks fab & kind of calming too. For this Easel Card I made I used the new Stampin' Up Razzleberry papers & cs--I really love this color combo although it was hard to match it with copics (I used RV69,R85,R83,R81,RV34). This fabulous stamp is from the Yummy for Your Tummy Collection by Magnolia and you can see all the cute, cute stamps HERE at Magnolia-licious! This lil' gal is "Peachey Tilda" but I made her into Plummy Tilda, hee hee cuz' I wanted her to hold plums and dontcha' love my lil' plum border (see below)! This card will be going to my grandmother who sent me homemade plum jellies that she made using plums from her yard this fall--I know she'll love it especially since it's her favorite colors (and made by meeee)!! This card is being entered into the Moxy Fab World Challenge--what is it, well you have to make something that's Plum Fabulous, hee hee!
I love, love making these Easel Cards--they easy to do & so pretty to sit up! You can find directions & a picture tutorial over on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE & join in on the fun as well!
Here's a close-up of my Plummy Tilda--colored with copics, diamond glaze on the plums and some diamond stickles on the leaves & her lace trim!
I had to show you the little plums I made for the trim using pearls (Kaiser Pearls in Plum HERE) and then for the leaves, I punched green circles with my paper hole punch & cut them in half & glued them---aren't they cute! Sometimes I have small flashes of brilliance, LOL! The border was done with my Fiskars Border Punch.
A close up of the flowers--these are Prima Hydrangeas that I layered & then added a Prima rose in white. I painted the Prima cream roses with my Inspiration Paints (in Tutu Pink & Light Purple) so they would match & have a pretty shimmer (I buy lots in white so I can change their color to match whatever I'm working on). The leaves are made w/ my Martha Stewart leaf punch. I hope you love this card as much as I do--it makes me smile :o)
Second project is a Christmas Ornament I had made for World Cardmaking Day last weekend for the SCS challenge that Magnolia-licious hosted! I used a Winter Tilda from an older collection (I didn't see it in the Magnolia-licious gallery, but perhaps I'm blind, hee hee) that I really love. I colored her in blues to match this shimmery navy & white cs from Paper Trey Ink that I just love. I used my Spellbinders Pendant "Kaleidoscope" to create the layers for this ornament. The circle behind her was coated with some of my favorite Martha Stewart Snow Glitter and her lantern has diamond glaze on it for shine!
This is the back side of the ornament--I just die cut out the pendants and then scored them down the middle, folded them & layered them--attaching with Scor-Tape so it stays strong. Finished it off with a nice white bow to hang. Easy & fun to make!
Alrighty, I'm outta here for the day but will be back tomorrow with another project for ya, possibly a Mo's Digital Pencil or a fun new Penny Johnson image (lovee these)!! Have a fabulous weekend!!