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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flowers, Buttons and Congrats!

I received two treats in the mail today, one from Holley for winning her candy draw and the other from Debbie in Australia just because I became her 500th follower!  Imagine that! I get to follow her and learn what she shares and she treats me!  Thanks Debbie and Holley, I just loved it all!  I feel blessed!

Evening!  So ...Uncle Sam has alotted me some new stamps and paper and yes flowers too!  Now, I would never be able to resist sharing my great finds. . . so check out the stores on my shopping tab and spread the word! 

First, Whiff of Joy has some adorable stamps designed by E.Bell like Willow and Oakley and Guardian and Angel that I can't wait to ink up.  Flat rate shipping for U.S. available at $2.45!  Secondly, really cute brand new, Girlie stamps are now available that I needed in order to make some vintage style cards for my boutique vendor, available over at Lili of the Valley where all orders over today's exchange rate of $34.75 U.S ships for free!  I still can't believe how fast I received the Cryogen paper I use for my copic coloring from Cutcardstock.  And last but not least, the balance of my much needed "browns" collection of Copic sketch markers from Carpe Diem for $4.87 each makes for a great day of deals! 

Just F.Y.I. a great variety of plastic sleeves and boxes that protect my product are available from Clear bags.  Something for every need!  Now I know that most card makers already have their favorite flower retailers, but I really found it easy to click and search some real beauties at Wild Orchid Crafts.

OK . . . Whew!  Done notifying all of you of some great finds. . . on to my new card.  So I designed this after the majority of the challenges I wanted to participate in; sketch, pink polka dots, flowers, buttons, my new Ribbon Hair Tilda stamp, and I am really working hard on the darker skin tones like my last Asian Beauty.  This tulip pathway is just beautiful and of course tulips are my favorite flowers!


My first attemps at African American skin tone!
Magnolia-highlights Spring Extravaganza!


This card is being entered into challenges at:  Stampin Scrappin (sketch), Magnolia Stamp Lovers (buttons/bling/pink, Cupcake Craft Challenge (pink polkadots), Stamptacular Sundays (Lucky duck), All That Scraps (buttons), LOTV (say it with flowers).The Crafty Pad (use a ribbon)Southern Girls Challenge (flowers)


There was a DT call that didn't work out today, but there is another DT call at Going Grey with Scrap Creations and I hope you'll all join me before the 20th of March in trying to represent them and teach others while on their DT team! 

INGREDIENTS
Base is from Core' dinations - DP is from Tim Holtz ideaology "Vintage Shabby" and Basic Grey "Sultry/dressy also Kaisercraft "Australia"
Fiscars "Cameo ovations" Sentiments , Nestibilities die cut "Labels Seven" , Martha Stewarts "Doily" punch from Michaels or Hobby Lobby


MEDIUMS:
Copic Hair= E33,E35,E37
Skin=E11,E33,E21,R34
path=E11,E37,E00
dress=Y21,Y26,Y35
shadow-B0000,B000,B00
grass=YG91,YG95,YG97
bow=YG03
rose= R20,RV34,YR12
tulips=YR12,RV00,RV17,RV29
DI= Walnut stain and crushed Olive


EMBELLIES:

I added Flower soft "Sunshine yellow" to the bows in her hair and Ranger Stickles in Eucalyptus and yellow to the bow and dress as well as flowers.  Flockpowder "cosmos" by Martha Stewart to gift box, smooch pearlized accent ink in "hotypink", and butterfly button/ribbon/flowers all from my stash.


I finished it off with a coordinating paper and doily cut based plain paper for signature with some crystal stickers.

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

If you need a penny, take it!  If you have a penny give it! 

I know this was fun for me to create and I hope as fun for you to see, thank you for visiting,

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40 comments:

  1. Oh she is adorable! Beautiful card. Love the coloring and the flowers, just so pretty!!!!

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  2. Oh gosh! gorgeous coloring!!!

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  3. Utterly gorgeous :) I love the yellow coloring on Tilda and the flowers are so pretty. TFS
    hugs

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  4. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a gorgeous card ! I love your display of flowers ! Good luck !

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  5. Wow! Lots of work has gone into this beauty! Thank you for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Ribbon challenge. Hugs, Ali x

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  6. Wow i really like your card and the colors are so pretty!!!~!!

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  7. so beautifull card, love the flowers bouquet and image
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    hugs
    céline

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  8. OMG Tammy this is super duper wonderful. Very Spring! Very jealous that you have make this dark skinned Tilda so gorgeous. Thanks for commenting on my twisted easle! You have me hooked after snooping around your blog! You are a little piece of heaven all tucked away in blogland! I have huge candy on my blog if you are interested (if you haven't entered already), you are more than welcome to join in !

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  9. Beautiful card! I think you did a great job on coloring her - perfect! and the tulips...well, their my favortie too so you can't go wrong with them :)

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  10. Wow, so pretty. sounds like you had fun shopping too!!!

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  11. Oh my word, Tammy this is soooo beautiful!! I'm in Awe of it's beauty. Your Tilda is colored perfectly and that flower arrangement is absolutely spectacular. The papers are gorgeous. I love everything about this card! Hugs, Rosemary

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  12. Tammy, you did really well on your shopping spree! WTG!

    I love your card. Tilda looks gorgeous! I love the flower cluster and the colors. It's just beautiful!

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  13. Adorable! Love the flower in her hair! too Cute!!

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  14. The skin tone on this card is wonderful...very pretty! Your card is quite enchanting with the beautiful floral arrangement and the gorgeous interior!
    Hugs,
    Barb

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  15. Gorgeous card.
    Fantastic details.

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  16. Wow - beautiful. The colouring is gorgeous, as are those flowers! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge :-)

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  17. How PRETTY! And she is colored so beautifully!
    Rene :D

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  18. Super duper cute card. I just love that image and youve colored her perfectly!!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  19. Oh my gosh - she is adorable!

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  20. Gorgeous card I love your coloring that is something that I need to learn...great flowers
    beautiful paper
    Hugs Linda

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  21. Wow wow wow! I love this! I love the colors and those flowers! OMG those flowers! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad weekly challenge of Ribbon. Good luck in the draw to win that awesome prize! and I hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge The Navy Wife

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  22. Beautiful card - love those flowers!
    Sandy

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  23. Gorgeous card with lovely and cheerful coloring on Tilda :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  24. Hi Tammy Louise,
    Your sketch is wonderful and so are your papers!
    LOVE your floral spray - it's out of this world.
    Tilda is just darling and I got a big smile when I saw the flower soft on her ribbons - adorable :o)
    Thank you for entering our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Candy

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  25. What a gorgeous card! Love those colors and the amazing coloring! That flower arrangement looks splendid too! Just a perfect adorable sprincg card! Love it!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  26. Wow, this is so beautifull !! It looks like a little painting :))). I love it.

    Hugs Monique

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  27. Beautiful card! THanks for joiining us at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central! : )

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  28. Very lovely card Tammy, Gorgeous happy colors.
    LOve your flower arrangement.
    Very cute.
    Hugs. Danielle.

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  29. So glad you got the blog candy. Your card is totally stunning. Such wonderful work. I love the colors and the embellishments you have added. I must say that I just stumbled onto Lilli of the Valley's website and put in my first order. I never heard from them yet, but my order when in on Mar 1st so I hope to get an order soon! Cheers, Holley
    http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh wow Tammy!! I just LOVE this!! Gorgeous coloring and beautiful design!! Such a Spring filled beauty!! HUGS

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  31. WOW Tammy - this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    And hope you enjoy your new goodies!
    xXx

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  32. Hi sweetie, gorgeous card and great use of the flowers, thank for joining us this week at Lili of the Valley hugs pops x x x

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  33. Your work is beautiful. I am so amazed. I have added so many blogs after joining Magnolias. I guess I will jump in one day. I love your blog too. You are very talented.

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  34. Tammy can you send me your address so I can get your candy from LOTV Challenge off to you, I am so sorry for the mix up.
    JHugs
    Jacqui xxx

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  35. Tammy I just love this card, such an adorable stamp. I think that is my favorite from the last Magnolia release.

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  36. Your card is lovely. You did a great job on the skin color. I love the colors you chose along with the flowers and ribbon. Thanks for participating in the Magnolia-licious Challenge. Linda C

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  37. Adorable card Tammy. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I really hope to see you again at our next challenge.
    Hugz,
    Michelle

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  38. Adorable card!!! Loving all of the details and colors......
    Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlights Spring Challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

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  39. Love, love, love how you colored her Tammy!! Gorgeous card and that spray of flowers is magnificent! Thanks so much for joning us at Magnolia-licious Highlites!!
    hugs, Sharon

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