Friday, September 4, 2009

A Magnolia Day

Happy Friday All!

I am so happy that we are at the end of the week! Phewww! It's been super busy here and I'm so looking forward to the weekend and a little break! Hope you have some fun stuff planned. It's a long weekend here in the US and that makes it extra special.

Just Magnolia

I have my cards for Just Magnolia and Stamp Something to share with you today. First, is my card for Just Magnolia along with some super duper exciting news! Bev and the girls have asked me stay on the JM design team as a permanent designer. I of course said YES! I've so very much enjoyed my time with the team and was not looking forward to it's ending so I'm just over the moon to be able to keep designing with my cutie pie Magnolias and these wonderful ladies! Thanks for having me girls!

The challenge this week is a sketch by the very talented Mina! It's an easy sketch to work with, I can see it working for plenty of images and I know it's one I will use again!

I used this Sweetheart Tilda with some Fancy Pants papers. I was trying to achieve a country look, what do you think? I used some faux stitching which I created with a paper piercer and white gel pen and then added brads, ribbon, chipboard, and a felt flower to embellish this one. The image was colored with Copics and highlighted with a gel pen and glitter pen. I'm running out of ink in my flesh tone Copics and no one seems to have the refills in stock. Yikes!

Stamp Something

The challenge at Stamp Something this week is Favorite Stamp or Stamp Set. I know, you're thinking oh that's easy, but really this one was tough for me. I have way too many fabulous stamps to ever have a real favorite. So I've made it a Magnolia day and chosen these sweet Tilda with Hearts.

I also have a plan to send this card to the little girl Paige, who Erin recently posted about on her blog. If you haven't read Erin's post or the one I made yesterday, Paige was seriously injured in a boating accident and has lost part of her arm. It's all very sad. Erin is organizing a card drive to help bring some cheer to Paige's recovery.

I think this card is girly and sweet and hopefully will brighten Paige's day. I've colored with Copics, but I think this sweet Tilda is a tad more tan than that of the Tilda in my card above! I really need those inks! I've also highlighted with a gel pen and glitter pen. The sketch is from Truly Scrumptious. I've used BasicGrey papers and some blue, purplish, and pink cardstock. Then embellished with ribbon, Prima flowers, and buttons.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you'll join us this week at both Just Magnolia and Stamp Something, maybe you can even combine the challenges to work for both! Have a super weekend. Happy stamping! :)


Lisa H. said...

fabulous cards! it was hard for me to pick, too. I have lots of faves, just depends which day it is ;) love the papers you used on your SS card.

Anonymous said...

Denise, your cards are sooo gorgeous hun!!! And a BIG congrats to YOU on the permanent DT position!! WOOT!! You're one busy gal!!! :)

Love your coloring on both creations and you add such the most gorgeous details to them!!! I'm sure Paige will adore what you've created!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend friend!! HUGS

Lynn said...

Both cards are adorable Denise! Love the flower embellishments with the button centers! Have a great weekend!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW These are both fabulous! Congrats on your perm. DT position! Of course they didn't want to let you get away :)
Copic refills in stock:HERE. They ship fast too> Good Luck! Hugs, Lisa

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Denise. Everything is just right on them.
God bless

Shelly said...

Congratulations on your permanent DT place at Just Magnolia, you're cards are just fabulous! I love both of these, you've made a super job at inspiring us all! So very sad about Paige, I'm sure she'll appreciate this card. Such a nice idea by Erin to do this, I hope it helps :) Have a nice long weekend!
Shelly xx

Lauren said...

Great card Denise. They are super cute!

Francesca said...

Hi denise
Both cards are wonderful and congrats on the JM place


Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Denise-Lynn,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Deb said...

Fabulous cards, I so love the Tilda's that you used, so cute! I love the colours on the first one and the second one is very girly and so perfect to cheer up Paige! I hope I manage to get a card made for her too!
Have a great holiday weekend! hugs Debx

Tracey said...

These are both gorgeous Denise!!

Anonymous said...

wwwwhhhhoooohhhhoooo welcome to our little band of sisters Denise, I am chuffed to two stunners Denise...I love them both and those fancy pants papers have gone on my list now, love how you used the shapes
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

wwwwhhhhoooohhhhoooo welcome to our little band of sisters Denise, I am chuffed to two stunners Denise...I love them both and those fancy pants papers have gone on my list now, love how you used the shapes
Mina xxx

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Congrats on the DT position! And both cards are gorgeous...perfectly colored and adorable! Love both of those Tildas! Have a great weekend!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

What delightful cards, Denise! Oh, you're so talented!!

CraftyC said...

Many congratulations on your DT post Denise, so very well deserved. Both cards are beautiful and I love the FP papers. Have a lovely weekend and hope life gets back to normal next week.

Kevin Renz said...

Hey Denise,

Love all the pink... it's so purdy!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun these are just stunning love the colours and the gorgeous Tilda images, just trying to catch up with all my buddies, thanks for your good wishes dear they really help
Hugs Jacqui x

Martine said...

Two absoloutley gorgeous cards hunni, i love the colours and images used on both and the papers and embellies are fab :)