Monday, March 1, 2010
Ladybug Tilda for the Magnolia-licious March Sketch Challenge AND a Touch of Magnolia Sweet Stuff!!
Happy Monday and Happy March to each of you!! I hope you have had a magnificent weekend, a splendid February, and are looking forward to an exceptional March!! I know I am!!! Lots of new adventures, less hair, and loads of crafting time!!!! lol
This is MY month over at Magnolia-licious to be the Design Team Member who designs the Sketch for the month of March...and I am so excited to see how many of you participate at Magnolia-licious Highlites and show me YOUR interpretation of my sketch!! You are more than welcome to rotate the sketch in any way you wish and of course you can use the panels for any purpose you wish....just be sure to use your favorite Maggie!!!! I can't wait to see them all. During this first week of the month you will also see the other DT members cards...so be on the look out!!!
For my card I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all matting, and the DP is a combination of PTI dots and digital papers. I stamped little Ladybug Tilda from Magnolia-licious on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics, a bit of Spica, Diamond Stickles, and Black Soot Distress Stickles...isn't she the cutest thing??? They are called ladybirds in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa...but no matter what she is called, she is a cutie. She is definitely one that can be used for so many types of occasions---just a change in color and add some buttons and flowers to the antennae and staff and she can be be anything she wants!!! To complete the front I added red ball trim, a polka dot Bow-Easy bow with a flower charm dangle..what about that tiny ladybug on that flower...lol...I also added a small trail of ladybug enamel buttons at Tilda's feet and black pearls to soften the corners!!
I have been asked so many times over the past several weeks, in both comments and in emails, what I feel is the most important product in my cardmaking. I know that I don't have nearly the experience that many of you have, but I can tell you what REALLY makes all the difference in MY cards--I am a sworn addict to Scor-Tape...and I can tell you that I have tried EVERY adhesive in the book, at Michaels, at Staples, red line tape, Tombow, etc etc in all of Cyberia!!!! I use Scor-Tape (usually 1/2 inch) profusely in my cards and that is truly the secret to making my cards so substantial with layers that NEVER fall apart!! This product has 27 yards on each roll and it is also available in 1/8" and 1/4" for boxes, Scor-Pal projects, altered items, and envelo-boxes. I also use Scor-Tape for most of my embellishments and those who have received my cards will assure you that my cards are VERY substantial and they never bend or lose an embellishment where I have used this magnificent adhesive. Although I cut the product with scissors, many prefer to tear it, which also works very well. I can assure you that you will automatically see a big improvement in the permanence and stability of your cards once you use this product! Not only is it an adhesive but it is also the body of my cards. I know you probably recognize the importance I place on embellishments and frou-frou on my cards, but that is quite insignificant when compared to the value I place on Scor-Tape. It will truly be the very best $7 you will ever spend in your cardmaking endeavors...Believe me!!!
AND...Now for a wee touch of SWEET STUFF which includes my very favorite product:
1 Roll of 1/2 inch Scor-Tape
1 Ladybug Box with chocolates...yum!!
1 Ladybug Tilda stamp
1 pack of White Magnolia Cherry Blossoms
In order to be eligible for the Sweet Stuff, I am only asking that you leave a comment (only one please) and let all of your Maggie loving friends know about the Sweet Stuff on your blogs or message boards, etc. The deadline will be Thursday, March 4 at Noon EST. I may not be able to color very well at the moment, and might not be able to make such precise cuts or sew such straight lines right now, but I can try to make you all happy!!!! SMILE!!!
My sincere thanks to each of you for making my blogging experience such a SPECIAL one to me! I love reading your comments and although I am limited in my responses back to you for the moment, please know just how much I appreciate you! Please keep me in your thoughts today as I venture out into the unknown...but I will let you know real soon how it goes...Headlines: Jacque VS Gargantua.....Jacque-62...Gargantua-0.......JACQUE WINS!!!!!! Big hugs to each of you!!!!