Monday, April 20, 2009

Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

or as Mary Engelbreit says "Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies!" Happy Monday everyone and best wishes for a wonderful week!!

If you thought I was missing in action, you were partially right. I have been to the great state of Tennessee to the Copic Certification class and a bit of wandering around in those out of way places!! The East TN Scrappers were meeting in the same hotel as my class, so I was able to wander around through the vendor area to see if there was anything I REALLY needed...lol...I'm sure I don't have to tell you the answer to that query...lol I did meet a group called the Belgian Belles...one of the members had actually flown in from Belgium to attend the 4-day scrap-a-thon. They wanted to see some of my cards I had with me, so if they are peeking in on my blog I want to say Hello!!! I have decided that scrappers are at least as crazy as cardmakers...lol

When spring first arrives I always think of the beautiful cherry blossoms in Washington, DC and this little Tilda in Cherry Dress reminds me of that setting so much. She is from the So Heavenly, Travel, and School Collection 2008 and can be found with all of her pals and accessories at Magnolia-licious. Also in this collection is another cute one -- Cherry Tilda wearing the cutest boots!! Check them out--they are irresistable!!




This card was quite simple although I used quite a few different papers with a touch of MS punched trim on the front of the card. I found the cherry buttons in my stash. Tilda is colored with Copics, the cherries on her dress are touched with red and green Spicas, her hairbows with a bit of white opaque pen, and her wee red MaryJanes are turned quickly into patent leather with Glossy Accents. I wanted this little Tilda to be sitting on a flowering cherry branch which I had to make from a sprig of white flowers. I sprayed the flowers with Copics before wrapping the sprig in green floral tape. A little bit of white organza ribbon and the front of the card was completed.




The inside of the card was quite simple also-- a bit of thin white grosgrain ribbon trim with 2 cherry bunches...those are actually pierced earrings that I found at one of those cheapie accessories shops, a nestie spot for jotting and finally a shiny cherry stick-on for cell-phones...hey!!! That's what the label says!!

I hope you like her 'cause she likes YOU!!

For those of you who asked in your comments about shrinking Tilda and Edwin for the locket, I share that it is not high tech at all and I am not a miracle worker for certain...In most of your word/photo-editing programs you have a reduce size capability and that's what I used...In order to keep alot of the clarity of their cute little faces, I did make the prints on photographic paper. But there was alot of trial and error!! Hope this helps!!!

Have a wonderful evening wherever you are!! Hugs...

21 comments:

Sheri said...

Another adorable card! You never cease to inspire me! I left you an award on my blog.
http://twitterpatedwithpaper.blogspot.com/2009/04/yikes.html

Danni said...

Oh she is so sweet!! What a pretty card! love all your extra touches!

Laurel said...

I love those Mary Janes - I love them - had to have them in 4 in heels - first a shoe addiction and now these little faces! Your designs are always perfection and I learn so much from them. Hugs

Tina Tacker said...

Another wowzer card Jacque! You've sure got an eye for putting the different DPs together. And I love, love, love that ribbon treatment!

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooo precious, Jacque! Love the cherries and Tilda is just adorable! Your plaids look wonderful! Hope you had a great time!!

hugs
Sharon

Jessica G. said...

Those itty bitty Mary Janes are adorable! And the inside of the card is almost as precious as the outside!!

PBrown9624 said...

Fabulous as usual. Love the cherry accents. I too find embellishments at "non" scrapbook/stamp stores. Too cute!

Rosette said...

Oh Jacque, another perfect card from talented you!! You never seize to amaze me, always on the look out for beautiful buits and pieces to add on your work of art!!

Hugs hun, and keep in touch! :)

Handmade by Vivi said...

Hi Jacque,
you card is gorgeous!!
Congratulations on the copic certification! You are a pro!!!
And congrats for you blog! It is pretty!
Hugs
Vivi Casale

Anonymous said...

Jacque, you created some more magic. . love the dp, ribbon treatment, shoes, and, especially, the blossoms. Fabulous!! Hugs, Christina

Anonymous said...

Another "delicious" card by you, Jacque! You find the best coordinating embellishments for your theme. Hope you had lots of fun in TN and bought new toys to play with. Then, we get to see the benefit of your new creations, hoping some of your talent will rub off on us - LOL !! Hugs, Lillian

Lenalmt said...

Jacque I love all the layers and all the different DP's you used!!! I have tried the plaid with my Copic's and still need more practice! I love the way you used the floral tape and made your little stem for Tilda to sit on. Plus awesome job on the scalloped border with the tiny hearts you hand drew those didn't ya? Amazing as ALWAYS!!!

Hugs and thanks for sharing with us!
Lena
Tackertwosome

Cami said...

Another cute card with great embellies Jacque! I love how your creativity flows and your ideas are always wonderful! Hugs, Cami

Georgia said...

What a cute card. I love the cherry image. She is so cute

Shannon said...

FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS Jacque! I so love your work! Now I'm even more impatient for my Tilda's to arrive. :)

Claudean said...

I just love your card. it is awesome. Where in East Tn where you?? I have alot of scrapper friends there and I can't believe there was a copic certification right here in Tenn. I missed two great things at once.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is precious. I love the cherries. Great job. I am a huge Tilda fan. I have way too many. I can't wait for the summer ones.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness what an adorable Tilda in her cherry dress! So adorable Jacque!
Hugs~ Kim

marsha said...

Simply adorable, I love the coloring and the cherry embellies!

Hugs,
Marsha

Eulanda said...

WOW WOW WOW! Your cards are UNREAL! So I am following your blog now. I have seen a few ideas on here that I haven't seen yet and MUST try out too! LOVE them all!!

Kerry D-C said...

How adorable!! Such a pretty layout! Where are you getting all these scrumptious papers?! love them!