Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tilda is Bringing Some Cheer!

Hello to each of you in the blogosphere! It's just about "Hump Day" again! I just cannot believe that July is almost over. Where did it go and how did it get away? At first, I thought it was just because I'm getting old and time is going faster. When you are younger, there is so much to learn that time goes slowly. Now, I'm NOT saying that I don't have much to learn - oh my gosh, that isn't so! It's just that, oh, I don't know, I'm getting old! LOL

Today, I am sharing with you our little Tilda as a cheerleader. Many, many moons ago, I was the university mascot for my school. I did that for a couple of years. It was a riot! I had so much fun! I got to travel with the teams and see so many places from Honolulu to New Orleans during Mardi Gras! I got to fly a Leer jet - sort of. I didn't know the pilot had put the jet on auto pilot, LOL. Imagine my surprise when the jet made a curve to the left and I wasn't the one doing the turning! I was just flying along in the sky thinking I was right where I was supposed to be! I think we were halfway to Guam! LOL Another time, I got a standing ovation from 10,000 people when I did something just a teeny bit risque during a half time performance. I made the newspaper, too! I was even written up by an famous sports writer/commentator named Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder. Maybe your hubbies would have heard of him. It was back in MY day! LOL So, cheerleading was a very positive experience for me! I think I lost about five pounds a game because I was sweating so much in that costume!

Enough of my babbling.

I have a new card to share. I think it's cute. I love how the inside turned out. I colored Tilda with my Copics. I went through distress ink withdrawal, but I had to do it. I colored and then used Stickles on the pom poms. They just look so cute IRL. I thought Tilda might help someone cheer up with her happy disposition. I left the inside lower half blank for a personal message. The top half was fun. I combined some small swirls I had to make the ones you see. Then, I enhanced the top with the gorgeous flowers. It just looks cheery to me.

Here are the shots:

Thank you so much for visiting! Please come back again to hear me yammer about what's happening in my kitchen, LOL! That's how my life is - not as interesting as when I was a working gal! I so love your visits!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Stamp Something - Embellish It

2. Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute!

3. The House that Stamps Built - Glitter

4. Papercraft Star - Anything Goes

5. Scrapbook Sisters - Candy

6. Kaboodle Doodle Challenge Blog - Stitching


Rosie said...

Oh my goodness, this is awesome! That is the perfect sentiment!! I wasn't so sure about this Tilda but I think I need her now, haha! It's funny how a sentiment gets me wanting a certain stamp image. You did an amazing job on the inside too! Love the scrolls and flowers!! Hugs, Rosie

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh she's a cutie patootie for sure Chris and she would cheer anyone up! Great colors and love the accents you've used too--fabulous my friend!

PS--nope we're not getting older silly, time is just speeding up LMBO!


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Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful Chris! Love the bright colours
Hugs Julie P

Cami said...

Oh Chris, such a delightful, pretty card! I love the layout and the color scheme, your pretty coloring and the embellies! What a great image for a "cheer up" card for someone!
Hugs, Cami

Suzi Mac said...

Wow! waht a fabulous bright zingy cheerful card this is. I love it to bits.
Suzi x

Jackie Thomas said...

I just love hearing your stories Chris, you always put a smile on my face. Oh I just love this card, so bright and cheery. You've coloured Tilda perfectly and your card is gorgoeus inside and out... Just like you...
Hugs xo Jackie

Monique said...

She's beautifull Chris !

Hugs Monique

Paula said...

Very very very cute! Love the bright colors - perfect for Tilda:). Layout and embellies are fantastic!!!

Louise said...

Wow!! Chris this is super cheer me up card, great colours

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is a gorgeous card! Love this layout and fabulous colors. I love how you colored this beautiful Tilda too! Your work is beautiful my friend! hugs, Angela

cathylynn said...

Give Chris a B, Give her a R, Give her a A, Give her a V, Give her a O. Yea Chris!!!!! BRAVO!!!!
Your colors are FANTASTIC!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

So pretty and colorful!! : )

paola said...

FABULOUS Chris, this is so bright and cheerful. The inside as wonderful as the outside, love the sentiment too.

Sandy said...

You are getting to be a card making machine!!! This card is fantastic - I love, love, love it. Do you get mad when someone copies you? You have some great ideas going on here and I love the paper you have used. What a glorious card Chris!!

Myrna said...

I always enjoy reading your posts Chris! Adorable card, it would cheer anyone up!

charlene said...

Oh how cute this is I love her she is so bright and cheery

Card Crazy said...

That is so adorable Chris. It sure cheered me up this morning!
Still sleepy in California!
Sue S.

Rene said...

This is just too cute! Love how bright and cheery it is...perfect for the little cheerleader!
Rene :D

Rhonda Miller said...

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!! TFS.

Cordine said...


Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, holy cow...this is just fabulous! Awesome! Bright! Cheerful! Just what I needed today! Love all the design elements. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...hugs...Barb

Unknown said...

I have found my new muse! Love your style Chris!

Christina C. said...

Hi Hon! Love, love your card and the sentiment is just perfect!
So many lovely details to admire and you did a marvelous job coloring and showcasing this cutie!

Elle said...

What a delightful card! I love the coloring and her pom-poms are perfect. I would LOVE to see a picture of you in your mascot costume. What a hoot!

Frances said...

This is so cute! Love how bright and cheery it is...hugs, Frances.

Betsy said...

I hope they offer this stamp for sale soon! I'd SOOOOO love to have her!!! I was a cheerleader for many years (from middle school through high school), so I'd love to have her to color up for some scrapbook pages.
Such a cute card!!

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
Oh I LOVE your card. I had no idea these new stamps were available yet!
Great bright and fun colours :o)
Tilda is coloured just great.Love the
Flower soft? on the pom poms.
Great sentiment too.
Hugs, Candy

Zoe said...

hey Chris!!! I have missed you sweetie - so sorry I haven't been by in a while to say hello. Like you the time just seems to fly by! I don't think it is because we are getting older, I think it is more to do with the fact that we just want to fit so much more in! When we're younger time seems slower because often we are complainign that we are bored!! HAHA

I absolutely ADORE this card. You have done a wonderful job with miss Cheerleading Tilda and all the details are perfect!

I hope you are well. hugs xxoo

Kathy Gerace said...

Wait - let me get my sunglasses!! Just so bright and cheery! Wonderful job on everything!

Regan said...

Bright and Cheerful just like the title! Wonderful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Bright, cheerful and beautiful card. I love how the stitching enhanced the already wonderful card!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

“Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Romina Nahata said...

super !!super !!loved it !!
**i'm having a giveaway on my blog,do chk it out !!

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Papertake. Hugs Tracy GDT x

Julie said...

Beautiful card! Love the adorable image and awesome layout! Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Unknown said...

I must be getting old i thought I commented on this card !!!!! Oh well sorry i missed this!!!! This sure does cheer me up!!!! The colors are so bright and lovely!!!! And again Chris Fabulous work!!!!! You are one talented lady!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh for goodness sake! I have missed out on TONS!!! I would somehow LOVE to add more hours to my day! This is AMAZING! Your cards just keep getting better and better! Amazing details and coloring, Chris!
hugs, Sharon