Saturday, November 20, 2010

This Time of Year

Fall is finally here - REALLY here! After so many long months of heat, it is such a treat to feel the chill in the air and see the colors of the season! We have very tall trees in our front yard. From our upper windows, we can see the leaves which are the most beautiful shades of gold (Copic Y-38, Y-04, YR-16, YR-65, YR-15, YR-24, and YG-25). LOL! The wind is supposed to really blow the next couple of days which means that many of those gorgeous colors will blow away.

Today, I have a couple of Tilda cards to share. The first one is for a challenge on the new Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This is the blog's very first challenge - to use pink and yellow on a card. I've had this card done for a couple of weeks and just procrastinated posting it - especially after I saw the beautiful creations of the other gals. What a treasure trove of talent! If you're into Tilda, then, come join the group!


Happy Birthday

For this card, I used my Copics, Nestabilities, Stickles, patterned paper, ribbon, a border punch, Primas, pop dots, and, of course, a darling Tilda!

The next card is also a Magnolia stamped image. The colors are blended perfectly. The camera didn't help me out when I took the shot! There are no lines where the colors begin and end. I may reshoot the photo. I just don't like how it turned out (especially when I took extra care to blend, blend, blend). I made this one for a male friend. It's one of Magnolia's early images. I especially love those old ones because of their simplicity. I love this image for get well cards!


Get Well Soon

I wanted to make this card masculine. I think by using the blues and browns, it does look like a card a man wouldn't mind getting! The ribbon has the same colors as the papers, so it went perfectly.

For this card I used Bazzill, Basic Grey, Stickles, Copics, micro mini buttons, Nestabilities. and ribbon.

PAY IT FORWARD - A Holiday Challenge for You

I have a special challenge for you. Since blessings come in so many different ways, some subtle while others are more obvious, I'm challenging each of you to do a Random Act of Kindness. If you're in the grocery line, grab a bunch of flowers, pay for them, and give them to the person behind you in line. Buy a box of diapers or some baby food for the local food pantry. So many people are in need. The blessing you would give another will create a ripple. As you share your RAK, ask that person to Pay it Forward in some way. Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is only 35 days away. What a wonderful reason to do something out of the ordinary to brighten someone's day.

If you would like to share your RAK, come back and share with my readers what you did and how that person reacted! You will feel so good after doing that! You will be the one who received the gift - the gift of the season - the gift of caring.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I so appreciate that you took time from your busy life to visit my blog. I treasure each of you!



LindaC said...

Gosh, your pink/yellow card is so cute. You did a great job with the challenge. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Linda C-DT

Myrna said...

Love that hot pink polka dot paper! Such a cheery and fun card! Adorable Get Well card. Great cards Chris!

Christina C. said...

Love both of your cards. Great job coloring and showcasing those cuties!

Sandy said...

Bright happy colors on your first card - and I love the get well card. It makes my heart smile BIG!

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are fabulous. Your pink and yellow challenge card is so adorable. Glad you decided to enter, because your card is right up there with the best. Those older Maggie images are kinda cute!

LINDA W. said...

Love both cards...I really love the older images...TFS
Hugs Linda

Rosie said...

Great cards Chris! I love the layers of the first card and the layout for the 2nd manly card is fabulous! I love your RAK challenge! I'll have to think about what I want to do...great idea! Hugs, Rosemary

Candy said...

Oh Chris,
You shouldn't have doubted yourself in the least. What a beautiful card you made for our first challenge!! Love everything about it :o)
Thank you for entering.
I love your get well card too. I haven't seen either of those images and they make me smile they are SO CUTE!
Hugs, Candy

Pat said...

Hi've been busy!! I absolutely LOVE both of these "vintage" Magnolia stamps!! And such gorgeous coloring!! Your DPs are perfect...I love the vibrant pinks & yellows!! These cards just make me smile!! Thanks sooooooo much for playing along with us in our very first challenge for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Pat Frank

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
what an awesome pink and yellow card. It is so vibrant and bright. Cute Tilda too.
love your get well card too. That card would make anyone cheer up.
Hugs maz

Leslie Avila said...

Loving these images! I'm glad to see so many joining in on the challenges.
Blessings to you~
Leslie Avila

Rene said...

That birthday card is so bright and cheerful! And poor sweet sick baby :(
Just lovely cards!
Rene :D
P.S. Good idea with the RAK

Leonie said...

O wow just love how bright and colourful your card is. It really jumps of the screen at you!! Great design too!
Hugs Leonie

Tracy V. said...

Wow! I love all those bright colors, it looks so cheery!! Beautiful card too. THanks for playing along at Magnoli-licous Challenge blog!

cathylynn said...

Both of your cards are simply divine! You did an amazing job creating on both cards. I love your suggestion for RAK. I'll have to do something next time I'm out shopping. Blessings to you. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

cabio's craft corner said...

Nice and bright coloring Chris and the details on this yellow and pink card is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this creation with us at Magnolia-licious and hope you see you again for the next ones :o)

Pen to Paper said...

Chris these are so cute! It's great to see the old Maggies. So cool!