26 Jan 2008

Tilda with Luv.....

Well, after yesterday's lunch with Kim Reid, I came home so inspired and I waited (im)patiently all day to get to my stamp room!

I had stamps to be stamped! I had bought stamps and paper AND that dreaded lunchbox at The Town Scrapper, so I needed to play! I am in fear of altered projects, that is why the lunchbox is so dreaded!

What I ended up doing was stamping Marcie's stamp that she won on Kimmie's blog and making a card with Tilda and her basket! Marcie's in Hawaii -- she'll never know!!

The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Mellow line and it worked beautifully with the card I was trying to do.

Obviously, I was very inspired by Kim Reid and her work, but also by the other Magnolia designers, Inga in particular! I mean, just look at all those layers - I love the clean, sleek cards too, but I LOVE layers!!

I dragged out my Quickutz binder and found the grass die I had been hiding, I guess I was so into stamping I forgot that combining the two is an art form all its own.

I stamped and colored Tilda with her cute little basket and cut her out.
After making layers out of cardstock and Basic Grey Mellow, I combined some Heidi Swapp flowers, Prima flowers and MM flowers, added a button and some brads and made a pretty fantastic flower, if I do say so!

I stamped a layered tag with the CC Designs Little Penguins "luv ya" stamp and added some MM ribbon to it. Then I adhered it to my card, popped up Tilda and there she was. Too cute!!

I forgot to tell you that at lunch yesterday, Phebe had brought a little gift for everyone----we had to reach into a bag and pull it out. I picked a breast cancer stamp with a package of Queen & Co. mini letters!! So sweet of her!!

And the VW story.....ugh......well, hubby has been looking for a "great-on- gas" car for ages - probably because he drives a Dodge Hemi truck and that eats gas for breakfast, lunch, and supper!!

So he found a great little VW Cabrio, cheap - and it really is the cutest little car you ever did see and I love it!!

I drove it to Petrolia yesterday and when we came out from lunch, I went to put my parcels in it and I couldn't unlock it!! It must have some sort of security system, because the lights were flashing, the windows were going up and down and the doors were NOT unlocking!!

Everytime I pressed the unlock button everything would work except the unlocking of the doors part!

So I put the key in the lock and the same thing was happening---ugh!! Finally, I stood on my head, swore a bit, turned around 3 times and magically it opened!! (not really) I don't know what I did, but it did unlock.

That is my VW story today. Now I need to get the manual and start reading -

"How to Unlock Your Car Door Without Having a Stroke" on page 72 LOL!!



  1. Gorgeous card! I love all of the layers and how the girl is cut out and raised up a bit. Love the dimension.

  2. Anonymous12:00

    Absolutely love your card Bonnie, it's wonderful, you did an awesome job. It was so great to meet you yesterday, Connie and I had a fabulous time and talked about it all the way home. In fact we realized today when we talked (again), that we had been so busy gabbing on the way home about the fun we had, that we didn't even tell each other about the super buys we had acquired!! We will have to do that another day!! Isn't Phebe and absolute sweetheart? Can't wait to do it again. Have a great weekend with your dear grandson!! Diana

  3. Awwww!! You're so sweet!!! I'm inspired by all of you too!! Especially this card!!! It's AWESOME!!! Mellow paper....I'm sure I have some of that somewhere!!! Love the tag and that grass too!!! You rock, Bonnie!!

  4. Hi Bonnie,
    The card is wonderful and so is hearing about your lunch with your new friends and you new car. I drive a Toyota Prius and will admit to feeling pretty good about getting 45-50 miles to the gallon. It makes me feel better when I drive all over creation looking for a particular stamp or other crafting goodie! LOL!

    Lori SBS2

  5. Wow! That is all I have to say. This is just amazing.

  6. Gorgeous card. Love your colouring and the layout. I'm not sure why I don't have this particular Tilda, that will have to be rectified!

  7. Oh lol, you do make me giggle, love that VW story, thats the kind of thing that happens to me, lol

    So glad you had a fabby time with Kimmie and everybody definitely sounds like you did.

    You know how much I love magnolias, this is a gorgeous card, I will have to hunt out my papers like these now!!!! xx

  8. Tilda is so cute! I love the layers too, nice job! The VW story is too funny, tfs!

  9. TOO CUTE!!! I love this card. Wow! The flower, the cute little girl, the grass. Very nice!

  10. I love layered cards too and this one is fantastic! Your Tilda "wink" is so cute.
    So glad you were able to get into your car! That's one of those things that doesn't seem funny at the time, but you laugh at later. By the way, you have been tagged. I hope you get the chance to play along.

    Have a great day!


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