Friday, June 26, 2009

Tilda! Tilda! Tilda! Riley! Riley! Riley! and an Edwin!

Stamps: Paris Tilda; Flower Garland in Hair Tilda; Holding a Single Flower Tilda; Edwin with Roses
Paper: DP by CTMH; Mellow Moss; Close to Cocoa; Papertrey Ink White
Ink: Memento Black; Copics
Other: Pre-made wood Pen Holder; Nesties; Cuttlebug embossing folder

Good Morning! Good Morning! It's a Happy Day Today!

Happy Friday!
I want to start off by thanking everyone who takes the time to stop by and to those that leave comments as well. Yesterday there were some particularly nice comments and an email...and they truly do make my day!! It really means a lot to me that you stop by and let me know that you like what I made. ((((hugs))))

My first project was made for this week's Bloggers Challenge: Alter Something. This is something I made just for ME. I don't usually make things for myself. So I chose a few of my favorite Tilda and one favorite Edwin images and got working. (I linked to all the images in the Magnolia-licious Store in the recipe above). I also went to my favorite paper...at this point I really only have scraps left...But I had enough. Phew! lol. I even paper pieced on each of the images...except Edwin, he's too macho for paper piecing. :) I {heart} the Pink/Brown/Green and cream or white color combo! (Take note of my blog banner) . There's not much else to say about this project. It is not difficult to make...just time consuming coloring all those images. I added the brown cardstock corners to act a "protector" for the Designer Paper edges. Hopefully it will help protect the paper from curling or peeling on the edges. I cut little 1 inch strips of brown card stock, scored them down the center, then ran them through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder just to dress them up a little. Of course I wanted to start adding lots of embellies, like pearls...but since I want to use this on my stamp desk...I figured that it my get knocked around a bit and that might be impractical. As I color my images I put my markers off to side so that I can take a pic to post here to the blog...but I am always losing a marker under paper or something and then when I need to finish coloring my image...it takes me 5 minutes to find! So I thought I could plop the markers into this. and hopefully spend less time looking for things. :) Well, for markers at least! LOL!

Next Up is a card I made for today's Hanna Stamp's Challenge. (HSC75) Today, Frances has provided us with another great sketch! This card is a little wild for me! But I kept looking at this paper in the Basic Grey Lime Ricky pack and wanted to use it! It's fun!! And this Swimmer Riley looks like he is having a Blast in the Pool! Speaking of Pools...

Because of all the rain we have not had a chance to take the cover off of our pool. It (the Cover) has filled up with so much water that it started to sink in...And some uninvited guests have decided to take up residence and start a family in our pool. My annual nemesis, the Gray Tree Frog . If you click on the link you can listen to what they sound like....but to get the full effect, you should turn up your speakers as loud as you can. Then add to that your husband's voice saying: "Those (*#%&^#@ frogs!!" How such a little frog can be so loud is amazing! We can have all the window closed and still hear them. If I am on the phone, the people on the other end can hear them. This loud specimen has expanded their family by probably thousands (Wiki says) right in my pool!!! With the cover still mostly on the pool we haven't been able to see the amount. The tadpoles are thumb size and we are going to have to fish every one of them out! Then use an obscene amount of chemicals. The water, usually still clear when we take off the cover is a murky brown. ECK! The whole thing is giving me the willies! I can usually handle the frogs hanging out as we swim...jumping out on to my foot as I set up the chairs and umbrella around the pool....but raising their whole family of 2000 is just too much! This weekend my hubby and I will start our tadpole scavenging...ICK!

Ok...gotta run!

Have a Fabtastical Friday!


47 comments:

scrappyandpiggy said...

Great job! your coloring is awesome on the pen holder and the Riley.

Lisa Somerville said...

Too Cute! Are you sure you didn't make that just for me? Great altered project, love the coloring on the Riley card too!

peggie said...

Love your coloring wish i was as talented,I am just starting and i love looking at all the blogs because you are all so talented..

Katie said...

Super job on both!!!
But did you have to mention frogs? I loathe frogs and now I feel all squirmy and wriggly just thinking of them being in your pool!
Rather you than me ;)

Jo said...

What a cute little project ... how wonderful you made something for yourself!! And your card, who wouldn't love a swimming moose, great colors, too.

Shona said...

Very nice project! I'm glad that you get to keep it for yourself! The frog story is hilarious! You'll have to come up with some kind of "scarecrow" for frogs to put around your pool. Is that what gnomes are for??!! LOL!

cabio's craft corner said...

What a cute project you made and clever idea for this pen holder. ALso your Riley card is fantastic and the coloring is great!
Hugs,
Cabio

Elena said...

I LOVE your project, Kerry! Love the embossed paper around the holder and the images you chose are so precious! Amazing!
And Riley card is so much fun!!!
I listened to the frogs, not a very pleasant sound... But hope that sun will come very soon and you will be able to use a swimming pool!

Moni said...

Well done Kerry, love it! Tilda and Edwin are so gorgeous couple together, you did coloured them fab! Love the Riley,fab card, love your projects! Have a fab weekend! Hugs, Moni

Handmade by Vivi said...

Gorgeous Pen Holder Kerry!!
you Paris Tilda is just so cute!!! well, all Tildas and Edwin are cute!!

Hugs

Vivi

Barb Hardeman said...

Kerry! This certainly is your strength! My goodness that is just the cutest pen holder ever, the coloring is superb, love the corner savers in Chocolate, and the Riley card is just too stinkin' cute for words!

Patti Chesky said...

Oh this is way too cute!!! I love your coloring.

Chrissy D said...

Very Cute! Great idea for a project!

Stressed Stamper said...

Great as always Kerry - love the Tilda pen container - I should make one for me, like you I never make anything for me...and the card if fab
Have a fab weekend
Sarah

Nancy said...

Love your Riley card it is really cute but I really really love your pen holder!!! What a great idea! Great job!
Hugs
Nancy

Penni said...

Wow what a fab project. Love the colour combo.

Hugs
Penni
X

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Wow, great project Kerry!!
--Becca

Rachel Hope said...

Oh My!!! Adorable pencil/copic cup!!! Love it!!! And your card is soooo fun!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, Kerry! I love them BOTH! You are so enabling me with Riley! :) LOVE your pen holder! It turned out so cute!! Awesome idea and beautiful work as always!! Have a fantastic weekend! hugs!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kerry you totally ROCK with these projects! Your coloring is just amazing!

Kate T said...

great job, they are great, love your colouring !

Jekka said...

Adorable pen holder!!! That is something that will definately make you smile every time you look at it.

Patti J. said...

Great job, and what a fun post! I can close my eyes and see your critters - ewww.....ewww....ewww....! Hope you get things all taken care of this weekend. Do we want to know what you do with them when you fish them out???????

Cami said...

I love that pen holder you made for yourself...you deserve it! It's so pretty with all the Tilda and Edwin images colored so perfectly. Love your cute Riley card also. Hope the rain stops so you can enjoy some sunshine-y days! Have a delightful weekend! Cami

♥ Lynette ♥ said...

Oh I love it. Did I mention I love it? I haven't had a chance to play with copics or the tilda stamps!

Love how you made something for YOU!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Kerry your marker holder is soooo cute. You did a fantastic job with it. Love Riley as well.
As for your frogs...I love frogs but not that many. Good luck clearing them out.

Rachel said...

This is sooo adorable Kerry!!
hugs,
Rachel

Connie said...

You do such BEAUTIFUL coloring. I love your project, Kerry!

Stephanie said...

I just love this! I have some baby formula containers that I have been thnking about doing something with, I think I might make something for myself. Great idea! So sorry to hear about the frogs. We have tons of frogs here too but not the same kind. Good luck with the hunt!

scrappinlil said...

Love your blog and love what you create....Loving the color combo....Also good luck on cleaning out your pool...that would be annoying with all those treefrogs...TFS

Lisa said...

Very cute! Love the images!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is super cute!! And I love how you colored your images in!! I too have some copics but just do not know how to use them!!

marsha said...

Love the pen holder and the Riley really pops!

Hugs,
Marsha

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling darling pencil holder! I love it!

I agree that we usually make things for others but it's so nice when we take the time to make a special something just for us to enjoy!

Huggies ~

Sharron

Shar said...

What a fantastic project and how inspiring when you sit down to color! Awesome!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great project! And good for you for keeping it yourself! Love your Riley card as well.

Jacque said...

Such a cute project Kerry...and those images are so sweet on it!! Great job....your card is also too cute...Hugs..Jacque

Kathy W said...

sweet project with tilda and the coloring on riley is amazing!

Claudia said...

Very, VERY cute :-)

Linda S. said...

EEEwwwwwww, Kerry. You are freaking me out with the frog blog!! No, I am not going to listen to the sounds. The only frog/toad sound I like to hear is the "thud" when they "accidently" get too close to my lawn mower!! I have warned the neighbors on both sides, "If the frogs/toads that you are so fond of are not sporting colored I.D. tags in their little ears, then they are fair game for my lawnmower"!!
On a much more pleasant note, I love your marker holder. I can relate to the 30-minute search under the pile of papers when looking for a Prismacolor pencil that I just used. I love your details like the embossed corners for wear and tear, and the fact that you share that point with us.
Linda S. in NE

Pia said...

Great pen holder Kerry. I did listen to the frogs, I will listen more carefully when I visit.

The moose card is really cute too! They must not have the frogs nearby.

Kristen said...

Way cute projects. Love them both.

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous project!! I love the way you decorated this box...all the Magnolias are Beautifully colored...I sure don't blame you for keeping this Fabulous box!!...EEK...Your pool sounds like a nightmare!!...hope you and hubby manage to get rid of those frogs!!....Have a Frogless weekend...lol....Hugs, Ila

Elaine said...

Gorgeous creations, Kerry! Love them!

Hope the tadpole scavenging is going okay!

Wendy said...

this is stunning, i am in the middle of decorating one myself waiting for the paint to dry, love yours

Chris (catt871) said...

What an awesome pen holder!!! It is sooo beautiful!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your colouring!!!!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh!!! That Riley card is the best!!!! Love love love it and I am sure that Pencil holder has MY name on it...............hehe!!

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