Thursday, April 23, 2009

TGIF and Blog Candy

Well I had originally meant to play along with the Taylored Expressions card sketch, but didn't finish my card until yesterday. Oh well, maybe I'll be more on top of things this weekend. Anyway here is the card that I made for TECC64. The stamps are from The Greeting Farm and it is going to be for my daughter's three year birthday at the beginning of May. Sniff, sniff...sorry, I just needed a moment to wipe my eye at the fact that my baby is growing up. I love being a mom and my daughter is definitely the best part of me.

I also had planned to play along with the Case of the Curious Card III over at the Greeting Farm, but I couldn't get my layout to work so I just went and did my own thing. When I saw this stamp I immediately thought of this butterfly paper from Basic Grey. So that was the color inspiration. Both cards were colored with copics and use Susie Surprise and Flutter from TGF. Thanks to the skin coloring tutorial from Janna on the Club Anya blog, I think my skin colors look much better. Thanks Janna, you rock! Now I need to work on getting better effects on other areas. Oh and now I know the markers are pronounced as cope-icks instead of cop-icks. At least I was getting the ick part right.

So how would you like to have a TGF Flutter Butterfly stamp of your very own? Just leave a comment on this post and spread the word on your blog. Drawing will take place via Random.org at 10pm EDT on May 6 my daughter's birthday.

Here is a pic of the soon to be birthday girl. She is sporting her Ariel Tiara, fairy wings, chapstick that she applied herself, and you can't see in the picture but 3 tu tus. She must wear them all for extra fullness. Ahhhh...to be three again.
Please come back tomorrow and join in on the Dog Gone Stamps blog hop where I will be a stop. I have a pretty funny one for you to enjoy.

20 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh Mary, look at lil O!! She's a vision of cuteness and as lovely and sweet as her mommy! LOVE that shade of lipstick - work it, work it! :) How very fast they grow up. Your cards are STUNNING!! TGF card is stunningly colored & the color choice is spot-on!! WOW!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of your cards are wonderful!!! I really love the photo of your precious daughter:o) Tu Tu Tu cute!!!! I am truly diggin her style!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Gael said...

You're right, that butterfly paper is just right for that stamp! Both cards are great and your DD is TUTU cute! Happy Birthday Miss O!

Jane Wetzel said...

OMG!! This pic of your little sweetie is ADORABLE!!! Just took my mind of the cute card!!! lololol
Love that BG paper!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on being a blog stop on the Doggone stamps blog hop tomorrow!

I love your cards... and the picture of your DD is just too too cute!

Sandra MacLean said...

How precious is that picture!?! Hahaha Love it!! And I'm loving those cards too Mary!! They're awesome!! Since someone sweet is gifting me Flutter, don't add my name, but I will add your blog candy to my blog! *mwah*

Lisa F said...

Cute cards! I would love a chance to win Flutter - she is adorable! Cute daughter! I linked you up on my sidebar!

Catherine said...

These are both totally amazing, Mary!!! I just love the cupcake b-day card! You colored everything so beautifully, but especially the balloons and her clothes! Awesome!

I'm also drooling over the butterfly card! GORGEOUS!!!! Amazing coloring. I didn't think it was possible for your coloring to get any more brilliant, but somehow you managed.

LOL! about how to properly pronounce "Copic". I know it's the "cope-ick" way, but I just can't get myself to say it - I'm just so used to saying it wrong.

Hugs sweets,
Catherine

Catherine said...

Hello! Forgot to say how adorable (and super glam!) Miss Olivia looks! Can't wait to give her a big hug in July!

kadie said...

Oh what a face on Sweet Olivia in that pic!! That's a keeper!! Bring it out when she has her first boyfriend come home to meet the rents! LOL! :) Awesome, fantabulous cards as always! Isn't the basic grey paper PERFECT!! Love it!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Mary, I want to just pick your DD up and give her a big hug and a kiss! She's adorable. Yes, enjoy every minute...they grow up way too fast!!!

Love your cards. DD's is so cute and perfect for a big 3 yr. old!

Love the gorgeous butterfly dp on your second card! I think I may have to get some of that. Beautifully colored images.

Thanks for the hint on the coloring tutorial. Going to check that out!

WickedPixie said...

Great cards today! I love the papers and your coloring is wonderful!

Your daughter looks like such a sweetie! I sometimes miss 3, but 9 yrs is really fun too! :-) Traci

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

I'd love the chance to win new stamps, thanks for offering. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I'll list this on my candy blog Here.

cjs said...

Hi there, I don't have a blog yet (I know, I am quite behind on the times)...but I would love a chance to win one of those adorable stamps..thanks!

Jacilynn said...

Pick me, Pick me!!(raising my arm high in the air) Love this image. Gorgeous creations Mary!

Lisa said...

too cute for words, I have added you to my candy bar and thanks for the chance to win

Wendy said...

The skin color is great! I also pronounced them cop-icks. :) Happy birthday to your cutie daughter too!!

Diana said...

Aaaaaaaaaaah! Gorgeous cards. Love those stamps TGF is wonderful.

I'm so happy to be home from vaca so I can visit your blog again. Off to catch up some more!

Michelle said...

What a great give away and an awesome card. Minor though compared to the adorable Olivia! What a sweetheart! Love the tutus too - gotta have that flounce!

Annelies said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little girl! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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