Monday, August 2, 2010

Have A Magical Summer and some awesome NEWS!!

Happy Monday, y'all! It has been a busy and piping HOT day here in FL! My boys are doing soccer camp this week and it is blistering outside. I feel terrible for them that it is so hot. Also, we went school clothes/shoe shopping today. Clothes shopping for a 14 yr old girl is PUNISHMENT I tell ya! She likes nothing and you about have to bribe her to try anything on. We did luck out and finally find some jeans that fit her nicely. It is a struggle with her b/c all of her friends wear those 'skinny' jeans and she is very athletic and they do not look good b/c they are too tight on her legs. When you try to tell her that, she thinks she's fat...Oh well I cannot win! But, my Mom laughs b/c she says it's payback because I was the worst to take shopping!

Okay, enough about my rant....I have a new Maggie card to share with you! Some of you may recognize this card. It was featured in Suzanne Dean & Marti Wills scrappy magazine Through the Craftroom Door for a sewing tutorial in the July/August Issue. If you have not subscribed, you should consider. It is chocked-full of inspiration and cool tips!
This card features Flying Tilda in all of her magical glory! I cut the stamped image out using my Octagon Nestabilities and layered her on a scalloped piece. The cardstock is some retired SU and the DP is some Basic Grey Urban Prairie. I airbrushed the Prima flowers with some Copic Markers and added some pearls to the center. The sentiment was computer generated and punched with a SU punch and finally airbrushed as well.
Here is a close-up of her. You can see her sparkly wings. I loaded them up with lots of Stickles! Tilda was colored with lots of Copic Markers (oops, forgot to snap a pic - sorry!)

Now for the AWESOME NEWS!!!!

7 Kids College Fund is starting a CHALLENGE BLOG!!

The first Challenge starts August 4th!! (The link above will not be active until then!)

The first challenge is PINK & POLKA DOTS.

One person will randomly be chosen to win a $50 Gift Card!!!

Three winners will be chosen by the DT for recognition of their work and one person will be selected as a Guest Designer for the next challenge!!!

Stamps - Flying Tilda
Paper - SU, Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Accessories - Stickles, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Primas, Pearls, ATG Gun, leaf punch, MS Loopy Border punch, SU Punch, Copic ABS

Eek! It's late! I'd better run off to bed! Hugs,



Barb Hardeman said...

This is just adorable and I love the dp you used. Your coloring is wonderful and those sparkly wings are delightful. I like the way your framed your image and then added the floral bouquets. Great job...

Anonymous said...

What a little beauty!! I am talking about Tilda of course lol. Coloring is perfect and the glitzy wings are fabulous. I really really love the stitching. I tried to stitch one of my cards today and broke 3 needles trying.....oh well..practice practice etc....TFS

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Tori your card is just awesome love the stitching and the coloring just perfect ! Can't wait for the new challenge blog :)

Rosie said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and of course all the stickles! Can't wait for their new challenge blog...sounds AWESOME!! I have some friends that are athletic too and they wear skinny jeans with a longer cami/tunic that go past the hips and sometimes layer with a sleeveless cardigan...very cute! HTH! Rosemary :)

Samantha Silva said...

Awesome Card, I love the colors that you use. OMG her hair and wings are beautiful. Very nice.

Thanks for Sharing:)

Nancy said...

Hi Tori. Ah yes, I remember shopping with a teenage girl. Not a lot of fun! The card, however, is wonderful. I love her fabulous wings and all the colors you used are just fabulous. I never knew that Nesties came in octagons too, and the octagon works so well over the scalloped piece. Thanks for all the details. They really help the rest of us.

Lisette Morris said...

Gees!! a teenager is not too far off in my future and I have to girls only a year apart. YIKES!!! Anyway your card is adorable. I love the unique stitching. Great card!

Candy said...

Love your card!! You have coloured Tilda perfectly and I sure like the sparkly wings. Pretty paper too :o)
Hugs, Candy

Leonie said...

O this is just gorgeous! Love the whole colour scheme. And UP is my favourite BG range ever!! Love all the sparkle too. Just stunning
Hugs leonie

Janie Printz said...

Hi Tori, I just saw your adorable little card over on 7 Kids & it is ADORABLE as are all your things. Love the colors & as always love the amazing way you make your Tilds come alive. They are my favorites ...
Hugs, Janie

Lisa said...

Tori I love your card! It's so beautifully colored!

xtechrjr said...

Love the new card. Great colors and love all the stickles. Rhonda

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and elegant card!! Funny Tori, I am the other way around. Bringing 10-12 years old girls out and they want everything :o)