Hello Everyone!! One of my New Year's Resolutions was to use my Cricut more often. I have been getting the Cricut Magazine at JoAnns for a several months now and my hubby even gave me a subscription to the Magazine for Christmas. I have all these magazines next to my bedside and before I go to sleep, I look through them for some inspiration. I finally have my Cricut out of the box. I don't really have a permanent home for it in my craft room though. It's sitting on top of the box that it came in and I take it to the kitchen table whenever I need to use it. I used it to cut the frame in today's card. I think it's a good start.
Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, we are being hosted by the talented June. This week's challenge is to use Blue and White on a card or project. I hope that you will join in on this wonderful challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be this week's lucky winner of a wonderful prize from Crafts You Love.
For my card, I used Nitwit Cottage Charm Digi Design Papers. Tilda With The Cute Skirt, from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock. Tilda's dress was colored with Water Based Markers and a Tombow Colorless Blender Pen. I colored the markers on a Stay Put Craft Mat and picked them up with the blender pen. The rest of Tilda was colored with Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The frame that Tilda is sitting on was cut using the Cricut Fancy Frames Cartridge <Frame 12> + <Fram 12Lr>. The roses on the frame started out white and were colored using the same Water Based Markers that I colored Tilda's dress with. I had seen a wonderful video that Bev Rochester had done on altering flowers and I had to try it. I colored the markers on a craft mat and sprayed them with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. I lightly sprayed the white roses with Glimmer Mist as well. Then, I took the roses and picked up the color from the craft mat. I made the little white flowers with a couple of small flower punches and some stamens that I found at JoAnns in the cake decorating department. The white trim was also found at JoAnns. The Blue Making Memories Ribbon was a gift from Wooten's Scrapbook Store. If you live in Southern California, you have to visit one of their stores. Wooten's has the most wonderful selection of papers and embellishments that I have ever seen. And, Mr. and Mrs. Wooten, the owners, are the nicest people and always so helpful. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Wooten for being so kind to Jacque, Bev, Michelle and me when we shopped at your Tustin Store after CHA.
Before I close, I would like to share some exciting news with you!! I have been asked to be on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team!! Oh My Goodness!! I can't tell how thrilled I am to be on this wonderful team!! All the Design Team members are so talented!! I am also very proud to be representing Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies!! Congratulations to Jacque and Cabio on their appointments to the Magnolia-licious Design Teams as well!
Have a wonderful day!! And, a big thank you to all of you for visiting!! It really means a lot to me!! I hope that you will come back on Tuesday for my very first Magnolia-licious Challenge Card!!