Thursday, January 5, 2012

Booking it....

Good morning!  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.  I am slightly tired from all the festivities and really glad to be getting back to "normal" again.  It is always a fun time of the year but doesn't go without lots of added work and sometimes stress.  Today I am actually going to take time and do some "relaxed" creating.  For me, that means not hurrying to get challenges, DT assignments or last minute creations finished but taking time to design and play as I wish.  :-)  And even though I created this card for a challenge over on the Outlawz site, it was a card I started long before all the rush of the season began.  The challenge was to create a card in honor of National Book Month.  Your card needed to either shows book images on it... or.... be something you created that was inspired by a book.

My card, obviously, used images of books from Magnolia stamps.  I love this adorable image of Tilda with her little hand braced to cover a yawn.  :-)  It reminds me so much of when my daughter was younger and we would read a story every night before she fell off of to sleep.  Now, she goes to bed listening to music.... *sigh*.... they grow up to fast!

I colored my image with my Copic markers and cut her out before adding her to my card base of Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion card stock.  I used my Scor-Buddy to make a "quilt" impression and a half a doilie at the top to mimic somewhat of a bed and pillow.  I cut the top of the card a bit shorter to expose the punched inner card stock to mimic a ruffle.  My sentiment came from Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, "The Best Things in Life".

I hope you take time to play along and maybe even remember how good a book or two made you feel.  I'm a HUGE book fan and I'm especially happy that both my kids love to read as well.

Have a great and thanks for stopping by!!  P.S.  I am looking to get in touch with someone who stopped by my blog during the Gina K Inspiration Hop who's name was simply.. "CinBoopRella Place"... if it's YOU or you know who this person is, please send me an e-mail at  :-)  Thanks!!



Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I. Sent you the info to your email yesterday.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Darling and sweet, Tina. Love the doily.

PS - Have I told you about my blog candy giveaway? If so, sorry for repeating. If not, pop over for a chance to win some crafty goodies from me.

Linda Palmer said...

What a cutie! Love this image and how you colored her. Great card.


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