Monday, October 27, 2008

The weather outside is frightful!

Happy Monday!! My thermometer reads 35 degrees right now. At least the sun is shining! My boys had to wear their.......*shiver*......winter jackets to school today. I'm just not ready for cold weather!!

Well, in the spirit of the colder weather, I made a card using my new Tilda from my wonderfully generous friend Dawn. I LOVE this stamp & am so grateful to her for sending it to me.

I stamped Tilda onto Shimmery White paper, colored her with Prisma pencils & cut her out. The circle is also shimmery white, embossed using the Cuttlebug snowflake folder. The papers are from Provocraft's Holiday pack from last year, along with SU's Real Red. The two corner pieces are Cuttlebug's Vintage Corner dies, & I used my clear Spica glitter pen to give it some shimmer. I also added Stickles Frosted Lace to Tilda's "fur". It was shimmery enough from the paper, however I made a boo-boo & needed to cover it up so she's extra sparkly :)


As usual, I had a hard time getting a good picture of the inside, but I really wanted to show you how I used my new Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, also from Dawn. It cuts AND embosses, although I think I flattened out the embossed snowflakes when I smoothed it out after gluing, lol. See how blurry it is? Now how come my camera worked fine for the front of the card, but my insides are always blurry?? Is it all the white space? I even tried taking a picture of just that bottom part with the punch ~~ blurry!! I welcome any suggestions!!


Finally, here's a picture of my kiddos yesterday before they went Trick or Treating. Doesn't my 10 year old look thrilled? I'm sure he's thinking "I can't BELIEVE I still have to go Trick or Treating with my little brother & my MOM!!". And don't you love Darth Vader's snowflake sweatshirt? I had just a black long sleeve shirt for him to wear under his cape thing, but it was wayyyyy too cold. Ya gotta be flexible in Wisconsin!!


Well I'm off to help out in the school library for a few hours. When I come back I'm hoping to finish my High Hopes challenge card that should have been posted......ahem.....yesterday!! Have a great Monday!!

EDIT: I wanted to let you know I have a few stamps for sale on Ebay. Thinking about it now, I should have offered them up here first, but I'm just so used to just selling on Ebay, so that's where they are. I don't have many, although I hope to get more listed, but there are some fun winter & Christmas ones, if you want to check it out. HERE IS THE LINK.

ANOTHER EDIT: Well I retook my pictures & they came out better. However, I have to use the .3 setting on my camera, instead of the 2 which is what I usually use for blog pictures. Using the 2 is suppose to mean clearer pictures, but I guess in the case of the color red, that rule doesn't apply. Unfortunately, it means you won't get a larger image if you click on the picture, but I'd rather have a clear, non-enlargeable picture than a blurry enlargeable one. LOL ~ did that make sense??

13 comments:

Ila said...

I love this Tilda card!! you've colored her beautifully and she is such a Sweetheart!..love the border and papers too.
My camera has a problem with purple ...it turns it blue...every other color seems fine...I think your photos look great here!

Jackie said...

This card is truly adorable! Every detail is perfect! Love the pic of the boys!

Tracey said...

Adorable card!!!

Tammi said...

Gorgeous Michelle! Pretty combo of colors and I love the shimmer. Your boys are cute all dressed up! :)

Loretta Rodger said...

I love the CB background and how you colored the main image. The card is very nicely done!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and I love the shimmery Tilda, Your colouring is beautiful as always and I love the embossed background and punched details. Love seeing the pictures of your boys and hope they had fun. Even if your eldest son wasn't impressed to go out i'm sure he still loves the treats. It's getting quite cold here now and we expecting sleet showers in the next couple of days. Hugs, Nikki x

Dianne said...

The boys look wonderful for halloween!! Yep it's cold here too. They are changing trick or treat to Thursday because two of the big schools here will have playoff games on Friday. Changing halloween for football!! What next! So that means where I live they will be trick or treating two nights so I'll probably be a scrooge and shut the lights off for one night because we usually get 200 and and that's a lot of candy....
Love the card! You always do such a great job...
dianne

tennesseejoy said...

What terrific coloring! Love the CB die corners- just the right touch. Blessings, Diane/Lost in the 60's

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

sweet card....I'm with you on the cold weather...here in VA it's getting down in the 30's at night, thats cold for me.....I one of these thats cold at 70...I know it's always a long winter for me. have a great week and try to stay warm! *~*

Denise (peanutbee) said...

35 degrees, huh?....burrrrrrr!

Loooove your Tilda card. Your coloring is gorgeous!!

Cheryl said...

Awesome card! Love the colors and your coloring is fantastic! How great is it that you stamped her on the shimmer paper! Pretty great, I'd say!
Pretty swell looking kids, too!
We're supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow tonight! Hope it clears before Friday for Trick or Treating here!

Ying Pang, said...

Michelle,your Tilda is too cute!! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Darth Vader looks great. GBP doesn't look too thrilled. Cole loved DV. That is what he is too. Great card. LOVE what you did with everything. I think your coloring is always amazing.
Hugs,
Dawn

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