Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Bloggers Ode and a Summer Tilda

Stamps: Tilda picking petals and sentiment soon to be available for pre order from Magnolia-licious!
Paper:
So Saffron and Brocade Blue from SU! DP from the Ne
therlands
Ink:
Memento Black; Copics

Other:
Various buttons from Joanns; Nesties; ric rac by CTMH; embroidery floss; Stardust stickles

Card Measures 5.75" sq


Hello Friends! Happy Friday! I hope that you all had a lovely week.
I want to thank you all for coming by again today and thanks for all the better weather wishes! The weather around here look sunny and in the 8o's for the next few days! I know there are worse things in life than rain...but rain, rain, and more rain starts to get pretty depressing. In New England we don't have a very long summer as it is, but at this point I think many New Englanders just feel that this will be the year without ANY summer. Our pool is still cloudy...a much better color than the muddy green it was...but cloudy. It has been hard to work on getting it clear with the weather....the good news is that it hasn't been hot enough to use it. And we are saving quite a bit on our air conditioning bill! Although we try to rent out as many weeks as we could at our (new to us) house on the Cape....we did save a week for ourselves. And I hope that we are full into summer weather by then! I can't even remember the last time we took a vacation in the summer months...if ever. Usually we do something in the late winter or spring. I plan it that way on purpose...we need something (warm) to look forward to during our long snowy winter. And if we go someplace sunny it feels like such a treat to have warm weather in the colder months.

Anyhooooooooooooo....I am sorry that I didn't have up my sketch sample before now. I stayed up late on Wednesday night making my card...and by the time I finished I was too pooped to post! Thursday was a busy day...so I figured that I would just post a day late and you would forgive me. :) right? :) This stamp came in my Summer Stamp Club kit from Magnolia in Sweden. If you didn't pre-purchase the kit, you have to wait 'til they are available for sale individually. I am pretty sure that Diana will be putting together an awesome bundle (that is discounted) with the summer stamps at Magnolia-licious. And she includes so many extra goodies too! She also is offering the 12 new Copic shades at a fabby price. I already pre-ordered mine! She expects to have them in her hot little hands next week to start shipping them out! (the copics shown are for card #1)

My second card is for today's Bloggers Challenge: CASE (Copy and Steal Everything) another Bloggers Challenge member. Well that wouldn't be too difficult to do since the girls in that group are so creative!! The hardest part was choosing WHO to CASE. My initial gut was to CASE my BFF, Kristen....because we have very similiar styles and she ROCKS! Or to CASE the super talented Barb...a fellow BC member who I led into the addictive world of Tilda and Edwin. muuuuuhahahahahahhahahhaaaaaa! But I don't know...I kinda felt like CASE'ing those 2 would be cheating because it would be so natural. And I cheated on last week's BC. So I thought I would then CASE someone who doesn't nessecarily have my same style. Patti Chesky is a a very creative lady and I chose to CASE these cards by Patti. Thanks Patti for the wonderful inspiration! You can check out all the BC ladies HERE.

Card #2 Details:
Stamps: Hanna Stamps Perfect Package
Paper: all SU!: Riding Hood Red; Kiwi Kiss; Pink Pirouette; Bella Rosa DP
Ink: Memento Black; Copics
Other: Martha Stewart doily border punch; white brads; nesties
Card Measures 4.25" x 5.5"



Have a Stupendous Friday!

47 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

oh love these cards and how everything coordinates...those buttons on the Tilda card are kewl!

Christina C. said...

Love your cards, Kerry!! I especially love the gorgeous dp from the Netherlands. That summer Tilda is a cutie. Hugs, Christina

Laurel said...

Tilda is just as cute as she can be!! Love your colors and details what cute daisy buttons. Great "package" card! Love that border punch. Hugs

Cami said...

Hi Kerry! I LOVE the Tilda card! She is so cute picking her flower petals, love the blue and yellows, the buttons are such a pretty embellishment. I love how you colored Tilda's hair...sunshine-y! Your second card is also very pretty with the "gift package" as the focal point. Cami

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Kerry love your little Tilda and the house on the cape too ! What a score that was, I may need to look you up next year for a weekly rental !
Hugs

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's adorable Kerry--love her lil pigtail bows! Gorgeous colors & dp too! We had quite a rainy spring here too, but thankfully the sun & warm temps have come thru. Here's hopin' for some sunny days for you!

hugz,
Suzanne

Kelly Schelske said...

Super sweet!

Moni said...

So gorgeous cards, and love Tilda you coloured it fab! great papers you have used! Have a fab weekend! Hugs, Moni

cabio's craft corner said...

super cute cards. love the sentiments you used on the cards too!
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Hi Kerry,
Like both cards - the sentiments are lovely. You have to know that Tilda was going to be my favourite.
Love the paper! She is so sweet.
Love what you have done with your card!!
Hugs, Candy

Tami Black said...

Love all of the color combos and the cardstock. Those images are so darned cute, but I refuse to fall in love with one more set of images -- I don't have room to fall in love with these Tildas!

MJ said...

Geez about time on the sketch card I have been stalking your blog waiting, lol. Tee Hee. Great job on the sketch and I love the CASE card too. Great colors. I may have to CASE your CASE is that a re=case?

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Your colors and DP are fantastic! {sMILES}

Jacque said...

Cute cards, Kerry...that is the cutest little Tilda...I just love those papers...smile. Hope you have a splendid weekend...Hugs..Jacque

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry, I love love love your Tilda card. She's so cute and I love the bowes you tied in her hair. The colors in your card are so cheerful and summery - I'm really loving this card! I can't wait for my summer stamp kit to arrive! :) Angela
ps. I live in New England too. This summer has been horrible - who new I'd pray for hot/humid weather... :(

Barb Hardeman said...

Totally awesome work on both cards Kerry. The summer card is right down my alley, I love those colors and your coloring is perfect. The package card is gorgeous. Love the layout and your colors. Great job...

Pat Huntoon said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Kerry.

Robin Merriman said...

you've captured her style beautifully! Such a great card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are beautifully created down to every detail!

Selene Kempton said...

These are awesome! Excellent job on both.

njburk said...

Love your cards--have not had time to check your blog lately---sure I've missed some great stuff!
Enjoy these nice SUMMER days!!!
Nola

Connie said...

Great cards, Kerry! I love the details...you captured Patti's style perfectly!

Patti Chesky said...

First of all, thank you for the kind comments. This card is beautiful. I love the colors you chose...I miss them already!!! Fabulous job!!

MelissaS said...

love everything about that Tilda card. What a great color combination, and I like the rick rack on the diagonals! Thanks for sharing :) Also, thanks for the mention of your house on the Cape. I love Cape Cod and we spent some time there last summer. I hope to rent a house again next year or the year after and will keep yours in mind!

Ida P. Krause said...

Kerry, So glad you posted your 3CT sketch card as it's just adorable. I so love the wonderful summery colors you used and the sweet row of buttons down the side.

You case of Patti is also wonderful. The layout on the card is fanastic.

Pia said...

I love them both Kerry. I do love your blue papers! The buttons are so cute, the rick rack is a great addition.

Great job on the case too.

Ila said...

Both cards are Gorgeous!!...Beautiful papers and layouts...But..I totally love that Tilda card!!...Have a Great Weekend!!..Hugs, Ila

Rachel Hope said...

Cute cute cute cute cute!!!! :) :)

Little GTO said...

Kerry
She is adorable. I love the yarn in her hair. You chose my fav color combo. Your coloring is perfect. I haven't seen this stamp yet and she is a beauty!
TFS
Sharon L

Jenn K said...

Totally adorable!!

Pam said...

Your cards are fabulous Kerry! Little Tilda is so cute with the bows you put in her hair. I love the DP you used on that card also!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, love those colors on the Tilda and the design on the other one is great!

Christina said...

great cards.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are just lovely. Your CASE card is GREAT!!!!

Elena said...

Oh, Tilda card is so sweet! You color her so well and she looks like a real girl!
Love the present card too! Very pretty layout and papers!

Barbara said...

I'm lovin' your Tilda creations, and this one is fantabulous as well! And your version of Patti's card is just so stinkin' cute!! It's always fun visiting your blog.....you always have such great eye candy!

Margaret R said...

What beautiful cards! Miss Tilde is adorable in blue and yellow! The Bloggers case card is SO pretty! Great job!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Both cards are just adorable!!
Hugs
Vivi

Deb said...

Hi Kerry:

Love Tilda, and love your cards!

Hugs,

Deb H.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love your Tilda card........love the blue & yellow combo. It's very springie & fresh looking. Love her floss hair ties too.

You do very nice work!

Huggies ~

Norma said...

Kerry, your cards never cease to amaze me. Love them both, Gorgeous DP's and colour scheme. Tilda beautifully coloured. Really like the way you substituted for the ribbons in her hair.

Hugs.
Norma

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Love both of your cards Kerry! The blue and yellow one is so sweet and I love Patti's layout for your challenge card! Just wonderful! :D

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job on your case!!! I love your card!!

Chrissy D said...

Oh this is DELIGHTFUL!!! So fun and cheerful! TFS!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Both cards are super cute! Great card to case for the challenge!

Lori said...

Great cards, Kerry! Love the patterned paper squares underneath the gift image--fun way to show off the image.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love both of your cards but am especially drawn to the blue and yellow one. I made a blue and yellow appliqued wall hanging several years ago.

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