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.


  1. It looks adorable, and I think you're doing a GREAT job with your coloring!

  2. I think you did an awsome job with the coloring. You just keep getting better and better at this. Love the sound of the birthday dinner and the cakes. YUMMMMMMMMM!!!1 Your DD and her DH are definitely keepers.

  3. I love this little guy!! Coloring looks great to me (even though you didn't send me any cake). :p ~jeni

  4. Oh this is so cute, fabulous card.

  5. I think you are being too critical of your own work. I think it looks fantastic. Love the card, wish I'd have been there for the birthday celebration. Happy birthday to them both.

  6. So very cute!! Poor little Edwin. I could use a little Southern comfort food right now, pulled pork and pineapple upside down cake, Yummy!!
    Great card Linda.

  7. Hi Linda, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
    Your little Edwin is such a cutie, I'm ashamed to say its the first time I've inked him up and I have had him over a year now! I can assure you there is nothing wrong with your colouring it looks fab to me and I love his navy suit.
    A fabulous card, take care

    Laurie x

  8. I like your card. Very cute. Your dinner sounds like it was delicious.
    Theresa in Kitimat

  9. Love it hun - and I am with Jen - never saw any of the cake!...huh!....Thanks for joining us at TPC this week - hope you do again
    Sarah x

  10. Just so adorable Linda....!

    thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx


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