Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Altered "E"

Good Morning!! I have another Maggie creation for you today! Our latest challenge on the Cricut board was to alter a letter for our swap partner. Mine chose an "E" and likes shabby chic, yay!! So, this is what I came up with!! It's so funny how you start with an idea and end up in a totally different direction!!! Tilda with Little Gift was originally going to be on the letter itself, down in the lower, left corner, but as I was making it, it just looked so blah!!! So.... out came the thinking cap and this is the final project!!! Tilda, of course, is colored with the prismacolor pencils, except for the skin, that's done with prismacolor markers. I found some gorgeous, vintage lace at a local shop and added vintage buttons as well!  Hope you like it!!!! Click on the image for a larger view!
Have a terrific Tuesday!!!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Welcome "Home" Banner

Oh my goodness! Two posts in a week, be still my heart!!! I totally forgot that I could post this banner I made, since it has arrived at its destination already! Again, for a swap on the Cricut Message Boards! My partner is very much into her family and home, so I thought instead of her name, I'd make something for the house! It was fun to do and I think turned out pretty nice. The chipboard banner pieces were from Maya Road, a banner "album" kit, but I love how sturdy it makes the finished item! Maggie and cottage were colored with prismacolor pencils and all the little embellies were stuff I had in my stash! Hope you like it!! And thanks for all the sweet comments, they really make my day!!!


Monday, August 20, 2012

A Maggie Treasure Tin

Another month almost gone.... it's hard to believe that school is starting in two days and my "baby" grandson is going into second grade!!! I think he's ready for some structure again, although I'm going to miss having him around all day like crazy!! It's Meet the Teacher night tonight, so he's excited about that!
My project  today has been sitting on my desk for over a month!!! My niece had a little girl four months ago and I still haven't mailed this out to her!!!! It's a little tin to keep baby "treasures", keepsakes from the hospital, pictures, etc. There's even a little envelope on the inside lid for a lock of hair. Callie is the cutest, little baby, I haven't had a chance to get my hands on her yet, but I can't wait!!!! My image is Tilda with Blue Blanket colored with Prismacolor pencils... On the inside lid is Tilda, too, but gosh, for the life of me I can't remember her name... I'll get back with it!
The card is for them, too. It's Tilda's Family, I love this stamp!!!! It's just perfect for a first baby card!!! I got to use one of my little embroidered flower appliques that my friend, Deb, found for me!!! She got a huge bag filled with lots and lots of vintage ones, I am in heaven!!! There are a lot of pictures!!!! Had to get all sides!!
Enjoy the rest of the month!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Close up of Tilda

Close up of flowers

The sides are both the same

The back

The top with her name on it

The inside lid... what a bad picture!!!
And the card....