Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sailor Tilda's Hanging In There

Well here she is my little Sailor Girl, Tilda from the Magnolia Stamps.  I finished her brother Edwin last week.  I made her to enter into 3 challenges today.  CES challenge wants us to use Blue; Totally Papercrafters wants to see bling (used my Silver Sparkle Gel Pen on the anchor and her buttons;and the Magnolia/hanglar Challenge wanted to see buttons, bows and blooms.  My buttons are from the same pack of embellishments as the anchor charm.  I popped a starburst with a Creative Memories stamp and attached it to the back of the button to make a little flower.  I colored her with my Copics and the DP is My Minds Eye American Made Collection.  My cardstock is SU and I used my pinking scissors to edge the three layers of paper on the left side of the card.  The strip going across the navy base is the strip that is on the bottom of the DP to show what the flip side looks like.  I feel real thrifty and creative using that little scrap. And last but not least my wonderful sentiment comes from TLC.  I love that site for sentiments.  Paulette sure has a way with words.

I love coloring these Magnolia stamps with my Copics.  The two go together like peas and carrots.
Grab some of your stash and join in on the fun! 

Just Magnolia Hanglar/Stanglar Challenge

CES Challenge

Totally Paper Crafters

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Does He Love Me?

Sassy Heather wants us to use ribbon and lace on our card this week!  Whoo Hoo because you know I love my ribbon.  But I had to tone it down a bit because I made this card for my DH.  Saturday is our 45th Wedding Anniversary and I decided one of my favorite little Sassy Cheryl digis' was going to do the talking for me this year.  This is Buttercup Susie and I have used her before, but she is so cute, isn't she?  I decided this time she is plucking the petals off of the flower to see if Jimmy really loves me or not.  Did you play that game when you were little?  Remember how swcared you were when you got down to the last couple of petals and you could predict the answer.  My goodness we put such store in this "scientific test".  We all just knew it was as accurate as asking the Quija Board!

I colored this little sweetie in shades of pale orange one day at work just because I wanted to use my orange Copics.  When I decided to use this digi and started looking for matching paper I found this very old paper in my stash.  I got so excited because I used something I "HAD TO HAVE", bought it, brought it home and then never used it.  I don't know the manufacturer and the cardstock and tag are from the same pack.  The lace and  flowers are Recollections, highlighted with Copics and stickles.  The button, pins and ribbon are from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched with a SU tab punch.

I guess I will have to wait until Saturday to find out if he loves me or not.  So check back next week and I will let you know.  Ha Ha.

I am entering this in Sassy Cheryls Challenge #74 Ribbons & Lace.  Why not join me in the fun?

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Show Me Thursday Time at Sassy Cheryls

Surprise this card was not made by Me, nor designed by me, nor colored by me.  My 15 year old Granddaughter Kaylee made it for the special someone in her life.  Isn't it fabulous?  Last week when I was working on my challenge card for Sassy Cheryl's, she sat next to me and made this card all by herself.  She asked my opinion on some things, but final decisions were all Kaylee. The only thing I did is tie the bow using my Bow-Easy.

I did allow her to use some of my coveted SU paper.  (Guess that shows you how much I love that kid).  But she did the rest.  Paper and Ribbon are all Stampin Up.  Digi is "Together Forever from LOTV.

She asked me to post this on my blog and I told her I would do it last week for the Show Me Thursday, but I got this Upper Respiratory thingee and landed in bed for most of a week.  So I am posting it this week for her even though she is in Charleston visiting with her cousins, aunt and uncle.  (God Bless Aunt Cami and Uncle Bob). 

Seriously though, I absolutely love the time I spend crafting, baking or whatever with my grans.  They, like their parents before them are growing up too fast.  So guys grab your kids or grans and make some memories.  Life is just too short  and besides that, why would you want to cheat yourself out of all the fun?  Sorry for the sermon, the senseless shootings in Norway has really made me thank God for my many blessings.  Keep those families in your prayers, they really need them now.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

RaggaMutts Folly

Hello People.  I have a quiet day to play so I started snooping on everyone's blog and found some fun challenges to enter.  CEC was having a challenge to make a funny card,   Well funny is right up my alley so I went into my files to find some digis I had not ever used before.  I found this funny, but darling image called RaggaMutts Play Ball from Digi Doodles.  When I checked their blog they were having a challenge for plain and simple cards.  So I got busy playing.

Tammy from Tammy's Spot had sent me some new paper to try awhile back.  I was saving it for something special and today I was in a special mood.  This paper is  Cryogen White Iridescent from the Paper Temptress.  Well I will just say I fell in love with it.  It is pretty and sparkly, but when you color with your Copics, the ink just goes on so smooth and stays on top of the paper so you can blend it perfectly.  I started coloring the image and stopped just to place an order for more!  I don't think I will ever go back to GP again.  I absolutely love love love it!

RaggaMutts is matted with some striped paper I got at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago and don't remember the company.  The tan is a beautiful piece from DCWV Linen Closet.  It is such wonderful quality too.  (I must be in a paper mood today because I am really enjoying crafting with  these two sheets of paper).  It is mounted on Very Vanilla SU cardstock (which is my favorite cardstock too, hee hee).  I used my scalloped rectangle Spellbinder to cut the tan frame, then used the popped out piece for the inside card sentiment.  Popped a couple of buttons and brads on it and I was finished.

The sentiment was stamped with a SU stamp from a Christmas set I bought a few years ago.  The inside sentiment was partially handwritten and partially stamped from a Christmas set that I believe may be Inkadoo Stamps, but I am not certain.  I bought a big set at AC Moore and didn't keep the box.

Hope you enjoy sharing my fun day of crafting and I hope to see some fun cards you have made.  So get busy, post something new and I'll stop by for a peek.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hang In There

Had a house full today.   We celebrated my husband and my Granddaughter Kaylee's Birthdays.  Pulled pork barbecue, homemade potato salad, baked beans and deviled eggs.  Mmmmmm Mmmmm good ole' Southern Comfort food.  My daughter, Cami made the most beautiful zebra striped black, white and pink cake for Kaylee.  She made her Daddy a big ole' pineapple upside down cake.  Then you know what that sweet daughter and her husband did?  They took both of my son's daughters and their own three kids back to Charleston with them tonight.  They will be there until Thursday!!  My house is so quiet and I got to hit the craft table!  Sweet Sweet Cami and Bob.  I really owe them big time!.

I have decided to show you another one of my attempts at coloring the Magnolia stamps. I'm still not real satisfied with the face.  I seem to have a problem with blending the skin tones and leaving part of it white.  I found a real good tutorial to watch, but I have to practice some more.  One thing I definitely know is that I love the Magnolias and they are such fun to color.  Edwin is all caught up on the anchor, and I think that makes a perfect card for a friend who is going through one of life's low spots or who may be sick.  He's a real cutie in my opinion.

I colored him with Copics, matted him with Soft Suede SU cardstock run through a crimper.  All the card stock is SU, the ivory strip is stamped with the Very Vintage SU Roller run through some Soft Suede Ink.  The DP is from K & Company.   Border punch is MS and the ribbon and anchor charm are from my stash.  I have colored the Little Girl version, but haven't made her into a card yet.  I will though because she is too cute!

I am going to enter this in Totally Papercrafts Boys Challenge this week.  Check it out I have a couple of blogging friends on the Design Team and my pal Jeni made her debut this week on their team.  Join in if you want.  There are great prizes to win.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Santa Called

Sassy Heather wanted to see circles this week, so I made her  lots of  circles!  I punched these circles with a SU circle punch and stamped the two rows of circular dots with a couple of stamps from a Close To My Heart Serendipity set. 

I had to use this little Girl again because I am absolutely in love with her frown.  I will probably keep using her over and over again.  When TLC came out with this sentiment about Santa calling around the same time Cheryl came out with  her Cheer Up stamp I knew it was a "sign".    Doesn't this just about say it all?  Christmas is coming, Santa is watching and it is so hard to be good................... 

My first Christmas Card of 2011.  I have definitely made a head start on the busy season.  Did you hear that Santa?  I am trying ....................................

Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Irresistibly Sweet Blog

Look at this!  My super strong resilient friend Karen at  Krafty Karen's gave me this award.  She said it was because she admired my cards and my stories that I tell.  To accept this award I have to tell you 7 things about myself that you may not know and share it with 7 friends whose Blogs I admire.

1)  I don't think Karen knows how much I admire her strength and good humor she shows on her blog daily.  Karen has some major health issues and 5 children.  How she finds the time to create such beautiful cards and comment on everyone's blog is amazing to me.  I know her humor must come from raising 5 children and still liking them.  Ha Ha.

2) Karen awarded this to me because she liked my stories.  Well I have a surprise for all of you.  This "quiet, shy gal (choke, choke) was awarded the Senior Superlative Award in High School for being the Most Talkative Senior Girl. (And our graduating class was not small either).  So I guess you could say I don't know when to shut up.  Surprise Surprise

3)  I don't have a favorite color.  I absolutely can not choose.  The color I wear most often is Black and that is because I not only look uterly divine in it, but it slims you down.  Which leads me to #4

4) I am on a diet.  I am counting my carbs and plan on buying myself a sexy, pretty new bra from Victoria's Secret when I achieve my goal. 

5) The person I admire most in the world was Mother Theresa, whom I was blessed enough to see in person in Charleston, SC.  She was most humble and truly an inspiration for me.

6)  I believe in ghosts, "feelings" and dreams, but I am NOT superstitious.  That's contradictory, but true!

7)  When I win the lottery I plan on hosting a big sleepover and invite all my bloggy friends for an all expense paid week long crop session at Shirley's camp house in Mississippi.  Air Fare included so start planning!!!

Now here are the 7 people I want to bestow this award to.  Should you decide to accept this most prestigious award and (don't hate the thought of the work involved, Ha Ha) just post the pic and list 7 things people may not know about you.  Then you get to waive your wand and tap 7 more people!

1)Sarah the Stressed Stamper
2) Mina at Pink Puds
3) Marlene at Disguised as a Grown Up
4)  Tammy at Tammy's Spot
5) Betty at Just Tablescraps
6)  Cathy at  Ink It Up and Stamp It Out
7)  Sue at Sue's Rubber Stamping Adventures

Post Potter Depression

Please J K Rowlings, write another book for us.  We haven't gotten our fill of Hogwarts, Muggles, Moving Staircases, potions and spells.  Harry may have grown up, but we didn't. 

We had our Harry Potter party at the theater for the last time today.  I must say this was the best movie yet.  When I came home I had to have some Post Potter therapy so I hit the craft table and made my Sassy Cheryl Challenge card for this week.  The challenge is to use paper ribbon on the card and this is my take on paper ribbon.  When I saw this little pout I loved her, but after the movie today she just symbolized all that my granddaughters and friends were feeling.  So wah-lah...........

She is colored with Copics.  The "ribbon" strip was edged punched with a SU border punch and the bow is cut-out with a Sissix die.  The sentiment is computer generated and glued on a smashed bottle cap popped up with foam tape.  Sorry I don't know who the DP is from.  The cardstock is SU.  

Click here to be transported to Sassy Cheryl's new digi blog.  She has a bunch of precious digis to choose from and her new digi sites are so nice.  Treat yourself to a peek. If you see something you would like to color and enter into the paper ribbon challenge, you just may win a free digi from her shop.  If you don't have time to enter before Monday night at 5:00 p.m.EST, just check back on Tuesday morning and the Sassy ladies will have a brand new challenge to enter.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Special Delivery

Sassy Judy over at Sassy Cheryl's wants us to show her some scallops.  Genius me thought immediately about rows of scallops using my EK Success large scallop border punch.  Well , now I remember why I haven't used this pretty punch in a long time.  Do Not Ever Try to Punch thin DP with it.  The stubborn thing only likes to punch cardstock.  The stork could deliver 3 babies in the time it took me to punch these borders.  Be it as it may, I do love the end result.  It was so worth the effort.  (Please tell me you agree, if not lie and tell me it is gorgeous anyway).

This image is one I purchased a couple of weeks ago and didn't get time to use it.  I love the dapper ensemble the stork is wearing and those expressions on the baby and the stork grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go.  I really didn't have to color him much I decided to leave the hat and stork white and didn't even shadow him.  I also colored the image in pink but chose to sparkle the stork with some Stickles for the girl card.  He turned out quite cute and sparkled up.

DP is from Making Memories, cardstock is SU.  The butterflies are an SU embosslit called beautiful wings.  The digi is cut with a SU die called Big Top Note and the ribbon is from my stash.  I am entering it in Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 71.  Pop over and see what the rest of the team has made.  I promise you it will be worth your time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Day At the Beach for Gus

Don't you just love ole' Gus with his sunburn face, chest and feet.  He's all dressed up in his new "duds" and headin' out for a fun day in the ocean.  Looks like he didn't learn his lesson yesterday, because I still don't see any Sun Screen in his bucket.  I guess he hopes he'll find some good lookin bikini wahini to thrown his beach ball too.

I made this card for a customer who celebrated his 65th Birthday today.  He owns a restaurant/bar on the boardwalk here at Myrtle Beach and he sees plenty of men who look like Gus everyday!  He got a kick out of the card portraying him as "Gus".  If you're ever in Myrtle Beach, stop in at Starvin Marvins for a fabulous burger or wings.  Tell him you saw his card on my blog.  Tell him Linda said to  give you a discount.

You can find the image over at Bugaboo's.  Jodi has some hilarious images to make some snarky cards with.  I colored him with my Copics and used Paper Glaze on his glasses.  I forgot about the Paper Glaze being wet when I snapped the picture so his glasses look a little foggy.  I think it looks like he stepped out of a air conditioned room into a steamy hot summer day.  My glasses always fog up when I do that.   DP is DCWV "The Green Stack" and the cardstock is SU.

I am entering Gus into the following challenges:

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge 74 - The Beach

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog:  July - Anything Goes Challenge 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

SMT Time Again

LOOKIE, LOOKIE, this is the real way I make a card.  Isn't it a mess?  I might have a gazillion pieces of papers on my workspace at any given time.  I am always trying to find just the right piece of DP.  I cut shapes and change my mind, I choose embellishments and change my mind.  I just make a big mess.  But the one thing I have to say is that I do clean up in between cards.  You see my workspace is in my kitchen and I can't leave it all over the table.  Someone will spill milk or splash ketchup all over my priceless possessions.  I don't know why my family can't eat in the living room, in front of the TV like the rest of America does? :)

I have received a lot of comments on my workspace being so neat and I realized that I was giving such a false impression. I looked back and I noticed that I have been taking pictures after cleaning up, so this week you get the real me.  Linda Compton - resident scrapping disaster!

Hope you enjoy you little snoop today.  By the way I want you to notice that is is THURSDAY and I posted on time!!!!  Quite proud of myself, or as Sarah would say quite chuffed!   

Now that I showed you mine, show me yours.  Grab your camera, snap; a pic and post it here!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Show Me Thursday in Sassetteville

Just a few digi's I have been coloring at lunch.  I finally found the paper I want to use for my Sailor Boy.  Maybe I'll get some time this weekend to put it together. Looks like I have been on a Magnolia Stamp kick lately.  Actually I color them and never get time to use them.  Sassy Cheryl keeps making me spend all my time on her things.  What am I going to do?  Yep, you're right, keep coloring and smiling cause I am hooked and can't get enough of her sassy little expressions.

Oh great, I just noticed a piece of scraps that fell on the floor.  Don't know how that happened because I am such a neat scrapper and NEVER make a mess on my floor.  .)  Well don't enlarge the pic and maybe you won't notice.  I have been doing some sponging so I have my box of sponges open on the table, some gel pens and my SU Blender pens.  I was doing some coloring with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and using the blender pens.Well that's it for this week.  Nothing interesting happening on my workspace really. 

We are headed for Charleston to celebrate the Fourth with my daughter, son-in-law and their 3 children.  You may know that the first shot of the Civil War was fired from Ft. Sumpter in the Charleston Harbor. They have a wonderful fireworks celebration.  They shoot the fireworks off the deck of the Yorktown and have live bands with lots of patriotic music, it is really spectacular.  Wherever you are this weekend, stay safe and to my American friends, Happy Fourth of July.  To all my International Friends, Hugs and Good Wishes for a great weekend.