Friday, February 11, 2011

Two cards for two dear friends!

**Long post, scroll all the way down for my second card**

Good morning! I have had a rough week. My son has been really sick and has been home the majority of the week. He has a really bad ear infection, which ended up rupturing his eardrum on Tuesday. Talk about scary! :( He's doing better though. Hopefully in 2 weeks when I take him for a check-up, it's healing right.

I made this card the day before I left for CHA. I gave it to Diana.. boy did we sure have a Magnolia-licious Party alright! I cannot even begin to describe how much I enoyed the mini vacation!

I just LOVE these new stamps. Birthday's are all year and I will have no problem grabbing these cuties over and over again to make a card! Do you see the Loving Border coming down under the flowers. I LOVE that corner stamp! This card is for the Just Magnolia Challenge, we have a sketch by Mina and it's a fun one! I hope you will join us this week!

Challenges

Copic Creations - Cool Colors
Design Dollies - Purple, Green, Ivory
Magnolia Lovers - Glitter
The Ribbon Girl - Pink and Green






Supplies -
Paper - Martha Stewart, SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - yellow cherry blossom, 20mm pink rose, 15mm purple rose, 10mm white rose, purple 4mm rose buds, Magnolia Swedish Lace Die, SU ribbon, Studio Stickers, Kaiser Pearls, Stickles.


For my next card..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
 ANGIE!!!!!!

Angie isn't allowed on my blog until she gets her card in the mail! LOL I was trying to get her goodies mailed so she could have them by her Birthday (Feb 10th), but with my son being sick it was difficult. As all of you know I LOVE pink and frilly, girly stuff. Angie really likes the deeper tones I really hope she likes her card, what do all of you think?

This card is also for Fussy and Fancy, Our theme over there is Something Sweet. It was intended to use actual sweets on your project, I misunderstood and put some cupcake stickers, which ended up being ok with my design team girls sooooo you can use actual sweets or stamp a sweet.. whatever tickles your fancy!

Challenges

Fussy and Fancy - Something Sweet
Paper Variety - Cupcakes
Cupcake Craft - Seeing red






Supplies
Papers - SU, Pink Pasilee,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, brown gardenia, 10mm blue rose, peach 4mm rose buds, 6mm vanilla rosebud, Tilda Lace Border, Silk Ribbon, Prima pearl swirl, SU button, Studio Stickers, Stickles and bakers twine.

Sorry for such a long post, if you're still reading, Thank you :)

45 comments:

Julie said...

Your cards are so lovely,clever how you've used the border punch around your oval. Get well wishes to your little man,Julie x

Diane said...

Wonderful cards, Mindy and fabulous colouring! I'm sorry your son has been so poorly - I've had probelms with my ears all my life and it's miserable. My heart goes out to him.
Diane x

debby4000 said...

Your cards are gorgeous Mindy, stunning details and love the cute Tildas
luv
Debby

paola said...

These two creations are positively sublime, i lvoe all the stickles and details on both, especially the prezzies and cupcakes that you have added to your cards, and what a lotta work you put into your cards, phenomenal! Your coloring is absolutely perfect! LOVE THESE!
smiles
Paola

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Love them both. Your friend will love her card with those rich and deep colours, gorgeous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

wooow mindy i love your cards!
what beautiful!!
greetings, Mandy

Jennifer said...

As usual Mindy, you're cards are absolutely stunning. I love this now collection. they are definitely so versatile. TFS
hugs

Christina C. said...

You created two stunning works of art....such beautiful details and coloring!!! You have amazing talent.

Teri said...

Oh Mindy, these are both such darling projects, I adore that little balloon Tilda!!! I love your first one so much, cause of course, those are my kind of colors, but the cupcake one is just darling, too!!! Angie will love it!!!
Hope your little guy is feeling better soon, it's so hard to see them hurting....
Hugs,
Teri

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Love them both....gorgeous coloring!! : )

ellabella said...

Gorgeous creation, Mindy! Wonderful coloring and love the little muffins!

Hugs Janine

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You are definitely the master when it comes to coloring up these adorable Mags! I especially love the way you combine the minis with the larger images, and all the sparkle!

So sorry to hear about your son. I hope he feels better soon!

Barb Hardeman said...

Your creations are just sublime, Mindy! I know they are far more outstanding IRL than on your bog because I saw the first one at CHA! I think Angie will be thrilled with her birthday card! It might not be your usual soft pinks, but girlfriend this IS girly! Love all the stickles, your embellies are delicious! Beautiful coloring - it's sure to please Angie!
Hugs,
Barb

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Gorgeous cards, love the littele glitters....Bye Mascha

Sinikka said...

You're excused for such a long post :-D
To extreme lovely cards. Like the glitter a lot. And such a perfect colouration.
Sorry to hear about your son, hope he will feel better soon.
Hugs Sinikka

~jan said...

This is just the sweetest card, Mindy!! The layering is awesome and all the little details are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Paper Variety!

patti west said...

Your cards are both very beautiful!! Sorry to hear about your little one's ear! {One of my grown son's had a perforated ear drum - twice. So not fun.} Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety! :)

Debbie said...

Sorry you've had a rough week.Hope your son is better soon.These cards are so.... beautiful.Take care.Keep smiling. Debbie x

Brook said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I love both of them and I love the new stamps too! So cute!

Iulia said...

Stunning cards, Mandy! I'm definitely in love with your colorwork! Gorgeous! You also have a great talent with choosing colors and papers!
Sorry to hear about your little one's ear problem. It's hard to see them suffer. But I'm sure he'll be up and running within a few days!
Always a pleasure to come by!
Hugs, Iulia

XXOO AMY said...

holy moly! the layering and detail on your cards are amazing! thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, what a beautiful cards Mindy!
Hugs Jacqueline

Jayne said...

I just love boat cards. but special the first.. i looks so great whit the parcels. Your a big inspiration



Have a happy and creative weekend

Jayne

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sharon said...

Both your cards are gorgeous and I love all the sparkle on the second one. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Mindy!
these are beautiful cards and lovely coloring and design. the second one for Angie is definately her colors and she will love it.
Hugs Maz

Cricket said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous. Love the bling!

mindy gallagher said...

Mindy these are beautiful! The cupcakes are took cute! Thanks for playing with us at TPV!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Mindy!

Hope your son's ear is healing nicely! Sounds like a pretty bad week :(

Rosie said...

So scary when the little ones get really sick. I hope your son is doing better.

Both your cards are fabulous!! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you incorporate your minis onto your cards....amazing! Hugs, Rosemary

Kelly Neis said...

Sorry about your little guy, I know those ears can really hurt. Your cards are so beautiful and I love the mini Tilda in the one card, really cute.

Becca said...

Scrumptious! You're colouring is so beautiful!

Shelly said...

Such a lovely card for our Seeing Red challenge! Great image and gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

crafty amy said...

Oh wow what stunning cards!! I love the way you have used the tiny tildas too to give the depth and of course all the sparkle :D
I hope your son is doing OK and makes a total recovery.
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh Mindy...both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!!! So much work and love you have put into them.....I'm impressed with how you've done the deeper tones on the second card. So sorry to hear about your son..ears are soooo painful. I went through that with my oldest daughter from the time she was three. She still has trouble but medical expertise has improved immensly in the past 40 years. Hope this finds him doing better. Hugs to you..Sharon :o)

Studio M by Marian said...

Adorable cards Mindy. You're so talented.


Happy Valentines Day!
Marian from CA
www.StudioMbyMarian.blogspot.com

cocoa said...

Both cards are stunning, you do an excellent job with coloring. Love these cards! Hope your son is much better.
Hugs,
Linda

Francy said...

I love your card are all gorgeous.
Francy

Aussie Loz said...

two gorgeous cards Mindy, love how you use the minis to create a background scene! ♥

Sabr said...

Gorgeous layers! Your cards are all beautiful!

wendipooh13 said...

that is purely stunning!!!! WOW... amazing and great details!!! thanks so much for playing along with the colors at Design Dollies!!!!

Scrapamum said...

So sorry about your rough week. WE too have suffered through the sicknesses going around.
Your cards are absolutely amazing!!!!! I might have to get you to make some for my girls ; )
Thanks for playing with the Dollies!!!
Andrea

KarenB said...

Hi Mindy, sorry to hear about your tough week, and especially about your son :( Hope he's feeling better soon. I have to say, your cards made me smile just looking at them so I hope they made you smile while you were creating :) Thanks for playing at the Dollies.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Mindy, these cards are both gorgeous!! Beautifully done and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge again.

Chris said...

Both of these cards are amazing, Mindy! The more I look at each one, the more things I see in them. They are just delightful! Love the sparkle! Your work is always wonderful!

XO,
Chris Christensen