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Ironton, Ohio, United States
Well let's see, I'm Mom to Victoria and Mitchell, wife to Dick; I'm special to all three, who are special to me,and that makes me the Luckiest Person on Earth. Victoria is married to Andew Knipp. I love being a mother-in-law. Hope he loves his mother-in-law. I love the comfort of being home. I'm blessed with a huge craft room, and an endless desire to create. One of my favorite things in this life is meeting people. I have the gift of gab, and can talk to most anyone. God has truly blessed me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Just Magnolia Week #1 Sketch Challenge



On a search, after shopping for Magnolias, I came across the Just Magnolia blog. Do you know how lucky I felt when I found the launch of a first time sketch challenge? Special! So, I printed out the sketch and tried my hand at it.

On a recent shopping adventure I bought some of the K&Co, Amy Lotus Tea Box Butterflies Die Cut Paper. I have used two on the corner of this card, as you can see. I placed one flat on the scalloped circle, and then pop dotted one on top of the other. I used a pin and placed the tiny beads over it, bending the end and glueing it to the top of the butterfly die cut. Also, on the scalloped circle I placed layered flowers with a half pearl center. The card base color is Brilliant Blue, with the next layer Sahara Sand designer paper. I’m not sure where the polka dot blue paper came from. I used silver from a tablet of scrapbooking paper behind the actual Tilda image. The scalloped circle punch is out of blue Bazzill Bling. The ribbon is from the little spools you get at Michael’s for $.99, and the gold heart is from Dress it Up Heart Assortment. The Tilda was colored using watercolor pencils. I used two very mini gems on the ends of the sentiment punch. The sentiment on the outside reads, "Been waiting for your birthday to arrive..." Inside the statement is punched and sponged and reads, "To wish you Happy Birthday, and to say "Hi!" I again used the polka-dotted paper as a base on the inside of the card and the Bazzill Bling on each corner, made using a corner punch.

I have been working hard to get my birthday card stash built up. In my family there are a lot of summer birthdays, and I have friends with summer birthdays as well. It is better to have too many than not enough. Besides, you just never know when an unexpected one will pop up.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often. Enjoy your week, and Happy Stamping!

Toota-loo,
Karen

5 comments:

Tab said...

Oh fab card! Love this sweet Tilda!
Hugs Tab xxx

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is wonderful Karen, brilliant colours, love the added buterfly. thanks for joining us at just magnolia. Hugs rachxx

Naoual said...

Wonderful card Karen, that butterfly is gorgeous, I love the fabulous colour combo you used!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Kim Piggott said...

Great card!Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Tess said...

Karen, I love this card. you did a fantastic job.