Friday, May 25, 2012

A baby is a gift from above

Hi blog friends. I am back with a card that I made for my son’s karate instructor & wife. She is expecting a little boy! Little boys bring so much joy they are little characters especially when they reach 3-4 years. They are just so funny. I have fond memories of my son making up laugh hysterically with funny things he’d do or say. He’d say things like Blockmuster instead of blockbuster and Yakum instead of napkin. He has just brought so much joy into our little family and I know this new little guys will do the same for the Sharma’s. They are bananas for Monkey’s (last Halloween they dressed up as giant banana’s and their first born was a little circus monkey) Cutest costumes ever. So I had to use this cute Magnolia Image I bought recently, I think her name is Sally the monkey but today she has traded in her pink for blue in honor of a new baby boy that will soon be born. 

Here’s a side view. I tried to give it a 3-D effect and used super light ink, because of this the image was a bit of a challenge to work with. I added some dimension to the image using the crown and the binky as well as sticking the arm and sign in an outward position. I think next time I have a better way of achieving this look.  The Monkey is suppose to be hanging from a pocket, the pocket is going to be stuffed with a gift card like this.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:

Magnolia-licious   Mac Make-up pallet color inspiration

Totally Tilda   Oh Baby

Magnolia stamp lovers Square shaped card

ATS Blog  Inspiration Ferris Wheel of colors

Bunny Zoe Anything goes    

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In the mood

One of my favorite colors is purple. When I went on Facebook earlier today and saw 7kids was doing a purple challenge, I could not resist posting this card and sharing it with you all. And hey why not I just might get picked as a top 3 or even win some blog candy. Yummers!! Love me some candy.

I am really pleased with the way this card turned out. I loved adding the glossy accents on the window, and even put some bling on Tilda. I’m not much of a jewelry girl myself, and I just realized I don’t like shopping either. LOL so I am vicariously living through Tilda today. I’d rather spend extra cash and time on traveling or things that make me happy, like crafting, cooking or baking, sitting on the beach watching the hubby & kids surf or even blogging. And so here is my card.


Here’s another view



I used basic grey papers and stock ribbon, copic markers, glossy accents and bling. Sentiment is from MFT.  I’d like to enter my card in the challenges below.

Challenges are:

All that Scraps – Anything goes

7Kids – Purple

Thanks for looking ~ Angela