Monday, February 23, 2009

TechnoStampers Sketch #58

Stamps: Tilda with Puppy and Bench by Magnolia
Paper:
Basic Grey Sugared; P
ink Pirouette; Cranberry Crisp
Ink:
Memento black; Pretty In Pink; Copics

Other:
Heather color
ed Flower Soft. Nesties; MS border punch; old olive grosgrain
card measures 4.25 x 5.5


Happy Birthday
Ma
ry Jo
!!!!

Good Morning! It's Monday! What does that mean? TechnoStamper has a new sketch available for your paper crafting pleasure. :) Go on over and check it out. While you are there send her some birthday cheer!!! I think she is 21 today! How exciting!

Sometimes when I am making a card I predetermine some supplies. No matter what, I am using xx, xx, and xx. Exhibit A is pictured above. :( I got a package from Kelly, the awesome owner of the KL Stampin N Scrappin store. In that package was a gorgeous pack of Basic Grey's Sugared paper. And this sweet Tilda holding her puppy. I couldn't wait to use them!! You all know that I can barely make a card and not use BG paper....and I am pretty sure that this is my favorite Tilda yet!!! I do love dogs. :) Now, I've been sick since last Thursday...I think I may even have to go to the DR. I never go to the DR other than physicals. Anyhoooo...because of this I really haven't been stamping...or anything else aside from sleeping and coughing. But I really like to have the card for MJ's challenge up on Monday mornings. So Sunday afternoon I got myself downstairs and decided I was going to make a card with her sketch for the week. AND I wanted to use my newest and (CUTEST EVAH!) Tilda. AND I definitely needed to use this yummy paper! Looking at the sketch I decided that adding some Flower Soft to it and having the puppies peek out from the Flower Soft would be perfect. Somewhere...in my Robitussin/Motrin haze...it all went wrong. I just couldn't put my finger on what I didn't like. I added things...I took away things....I ripped things. :( I sponged...I Cuttlebugged....I threw away. Now that I am looking at this picture. I have decided I went wrong adding the pink cardstock. I wanted to bring out the pinks in the pattern...but I don't think it is particularly working well. And the pink looks....um....ick. Well, at least I was happy with the inside of my card. Why is always when I am done (I mean caput! mentally DONE!). Done stamping...done taking and editing pics and I am looking at the pic and suddenly it all makes sense or that is when you notice a spec of glitter where it doesn't belong...or a brad just slightly off. (hahaha Michelle!) And it may seem insignifigant but in the pic it appears like a wart on your nose! LOL!

Well, I think my point making is as clear as mud tonight...sorry. I know that the above paragraph may not even make sense. So I will leave you with an important piece of info: You can get your own Tilda with Puppy and Basic Grey paper at Kelly's shop. She sells all the Magnolia Stamps for 10% off EVERY DAY!!!! (she also has more fabby stamp companies coming soon!) Register on the store site and you will get updates on sales. And she always has good ones! Like for this week use coupon code Feb2009 and get 25% off your order!!!!!!!!!!! Um hello?! what are you still doing here?!

Have a Splendiferous Monday!

42 comments:

Ila said...

I love this card Kerry front and inside!! ..Fabulous coloring, papers, accents..and I love that Tilda with her dog!! (and the puppy dog spots!!)...Feel better soon! Take Care!!!...Hugs, Ila

MarieL said...

Kerry the pink worked after all. I think the sponging toned it down and it flowed with the darker red/wine color. The flower soft on the bottom also fit in nicely.
Your cards are always great. I think most of us are too critical. I have a heck of a time putting a card together. It sure seems that you don't have that problem.
Get well soon.

Cindy E said...

I think using the Flower Softwas a stroke of genius! Love everything about this card, including the pink. :-D Hugs, xx Cindy E.

Moni said...

it is gorgeous card, love the colors and you coloured it beautifuly! Hugs, Moni

Tori Wild said...

Love,Love,Love it--- I haven't bought or tried the flower soft, but it looks just perfect and adorable-- and great minds think alike-- I used the same stamp tonight!! Totally one of my favorite Tilda's!

Ananya Gupta said...

Sorry your not feeling well. I think the pink worked out just fine. Maybe the pink in the DP didn't show through that well but there is pink in the back of your images so it doesn't look out of place to me. :)
Take care and recover soon.

nicky said...

OMG this is an wonderful card! i love al the little thinks to see! hugs nicky

Debbie Pamment said...

I'm such a Tilda fan - but haven't seen this one - she's gorgeous and what you have done with her is truly stunning!

MJ said...

Aww, you are the first to wish me a Happy Birthday, besides Pepsi, Coke, My Reward Points and any other thing I ever signed up for in my whole life, lol. But you are the first REAL one, lol! Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the card, the flower soft is perfect and those dogs are adorable, love how you colored them all different. You Rock Girlfriend, Thnaks for playing even when you are sick.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love those adorable puppies! The flower soft is a perfect addition! Super cute card!

Tracey said...

WOW!! I love this! What a fantastic card!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

you've got to be kidding me!!!!! There is nothing 'ick' about this!! Send it to me!!

I LOVE that pink! That was one of the first things I noticed. My first thought was "how much is that puppy in the window" Ü

Looks like there is a big trend for decorating the inside of cards too. I will have to try that. The only time I've "decorated" the inside is when I've made a booboo with the sentiment so had to cover it up. LOL!!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Kerry,
First of all, I hope you get better soon!
You card is absolutely beautiful! Tilda with puppy is gorgeous!
Hugs
Vivi Casale

Olde Country Creations said...

This is so adorable. I am loving Tilda images....she is just the cutest! Your coloring is fabulous and great card layout.

Hope you feel better soon hon. Seems it is going around everywhere. I am just getting over it and so many others I know have had it too. Sending you healing hugs.

Tonya

Christina said...

This TIlda is amazing I so want her!great card.

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Love this card, Tilda and layout!! Oh and the colors!!!
Just gorgeous!
Feel better soon!
hugz
deb

Lisa Somerville said...

Just adorable Kerry! The puppies peeking over the flower soft was very clever!

Kristen said...

you're right, this is the cutest Tilda yet. I love the dog, and I don't think you went wrong anywhere. The flower soft looks great!

Sally said...

Stunning Card. I love that Tilda too. Your paper combo is fab.

mamichelle said...

Kerry, that is way too cute!!! Love the little doggies in the window!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Come on..... Pink goes with everything! Especially "the cutest Tilda EVAH!" Love, love, love that puppy, too! Great job!

Jessica G. said...

How adorable to cut out the photo for the side images! And I often work the same way, choosing supplies beforehand -- at least it gives us a starting point, right? Otherwise, the choices sometimes overwhelm me!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the card and the pinks! I hope you get to feeling better!

Lori said...

Your card is adorable. Love the flower soft and how you cut out the cute little puppies. Have a great day and hope you feel better soon.
Hugs,
Lori

Lorie said...

Good Lord...that is completely adorable! You just keep making them cuter and cuter!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh! I have that Tilda on the way to me! Can't wait to get her! This is a beautiful card, Kerry! I don't know what it is you really don't like, but we're our own worst critic. I think it turned out beautifully! that flowersoft stuff looks amazing! Hope you're feeling lots better today! And thanks for the link and the discount code!! hugs!

Diamond Doll said...

Kerry this is so cute, i love the Tilda with puppy and the little puppies, brill layout.
Trish (-:

Stressed Stamper said...

Fantastic...love the idea with the flower stuff, not used mine for ages need to dig it out..Take care

Sarah

Christi said...

This is fantastic!!!

Ashley Rv said...

wowzers! this is one of the cutest cards Ive ever seen! This is seriously adorable!wow! i just love it!

Lynne in NI said...

Simply adorable! I love your colour scheme and the little doggies are sooooo cute!

Kristine B. said...

This is soo awesome, Kerry!! :) Love your coloring, of course, and that "flower soft"--never seen it before, but I LOVE it!! Where did you find that stuff? Anyway, cute cute layout with that doggy popping out the window too!!

Jekka said...

Big hugs and virtual chicken noodle soup to you. I LOVE the card--the colors, the stamp, the paper. Everything is perfect. I hope you feel better soon.

Olde Country Creations said...

Kerry, I have given you an award, you can stop by my blog and pick it up. :)

Hope you are having a fabulous day!


Tonya

Julia Pollard said...

wow, just gorgeous!!!

Peggy said...

Geez Kerry...stop doing these so quickly! I haven't even had a chance to think about what to do. I just love the dogs in the circles. Great idea. Great card. The flower soft really adds to it.

Mary C said...

I am sorry that you are not feeling well. You couldn't tell from looking at your card though, it is just too cute. You definitely have a way with those Tildas!!! Feel better soon.

Linda S. said...

Kerry, I have to join the other comenters tonight. I also really like this card and you sure can't tell there has been a sneeze nor sniffle over it. lol I do hope you feel better soon. Yeah, I hear you about going to the Dr.'s....even though I am married to one!! I'm usually happy with my cards when I finish them, then two weeks later I may come across it again, and think, Wow, who made that yucky card!! Go figure, Huh?
Linda S. in NE

Monique said...

Beautifull Kerry !!

Hugs Monique

Summerthyme Studio said...

Kerry, that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

WOW!!! The little puppies are the sweetest!!!!


Vicki

Elena said...

What a fun sketch! Love the puppies!!! And love the papers too! Hope you feel better, Kerry!

Bren said...

How adorable. Love the puppies.

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