Friday, February 4, 2011

February Magnolia-licious Sketch...

I'm really late with this card. Part of the reason is that I was so busy getting ready for CHA that I simply overlooked this challenge! Before I left for CHA I began putting this card together, but today I finally had some time to get to work on it and I completely changed everything except the image. I had to color her and design the card from scratch. Because I wanted to get it blogged and entered on the Magnolia-licious Highlites site for the challenge,I haven't finished the inside of the card...but I will! Our challenge this month is Pink, Silver, White and Hearts! So ink up your favorite image and start working on your entry for the challenge. I have also added an update on hubby and the children at the end of this post.

This absolutely adorable image, #308 Tilda With Many Hearts and #533 Loving Border are available on Diana's store here.

So here is my card:

My image is stamped with Memento ink and I used the following Copics on her:

Skin - E0000,000,00,11, R20, 22
Hair - C3,5, 7, 9
Hearts/Shoes - RV10, 21, 34
Dress - C00, 01, 03 Blender Pen

Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder

Silver Pearl - stash
Silver Studs - stash
Heart Pins - stash
Tulle Ribbon - Stash
Heart Charm - stash

Cardstock - Bazzill, SU Rose Red
Dp - scraps from my stash

Stardust Stickles

Sewing machine and thread

Here is a side view of the card:

A close up of Tilda:

Update on hubby
I lost one entire day by the flight cancellations coming home from CHA, so yesterday, my first full day home, hubby and I went to his Orthopedic appointment. The xrays are looking pretty good, he's been a very good boy this time. Although it is healing well, the doctor is being very cautious about allowing him much activity. He will be on crutches and non weight bearing for the next 6 weeks. He is pretty disappointed, but is willing to do what it takes to to get back to work full time. So it will be well into March before he'll be able to start some light walking and I know he'll be patient on this issue!

The children! They will be arriving February 14th so we're trying to gear ourselves up for this next phase in our lives. As you all know, we love these kids like they were our very own. It's been exactly one year since they left to be reunited with their parents. We are both excited and nervous about their arrival. It will be a hard few weeks for all of us as they adjust to us again and we all find a routine. Our grand kids are very excited for the children to come back. We now have an awesome play yard and trampoline for them to use - thanks to several of the men in our Sunday School class. They've been so awesome to help in any way they could. Here is a picture of our new back yard...

Thanks for sticking with me to the end of my post...I hope you didn't mind such a long post.



  1. Love, Love, Love is right! Your coloring is so inspiring Barb! All the silver and bling set everything off perfectly! Darling Card!!!
    You sound like you're going to have your hands full...but I was wondering...can I come play in that amazing backyard! Take care! :)

  2. Wowzers, your card is just breathtaking Barb! The silver, pink combo is gorgeous! That heart corner really looks great embossed. So glad to hear about your DH and that playground looks wonderful!

  3. Hi Barb,
    Loved the longer post.
    Thrilled to hear about your husbands good progress and that he is determined to 'do it right' this time :o)
    Your yard is going to be a dream for the children.
    Your card is AWESOME!!! I love the stamps you have used and don't have any of them yet! That Tilda was my very favourite of the new collection and is sold out :o(
    I have never seen those silver 'studs' before and they are so great! Love your pins and tulle....
    Hugs, Candy

  4. Love the red-violet colors for the hearts and your paper! It's so bright and cheery! Beautiful card Barb! Your yard looks like a kids paradise! :-) They'll love it!

  5. I knew you would be coming back with another pretty card! Absolutely gorgeous.

  6. Why is there no snow in that backyard? We are buried in it! Ha!
    I'm so excited for you to have the kiddos! I also can't wait to see what beautiful works they inspire!
    This card is magnificient! I'm so glad you're back! I hope you had a wonderful time...I saw some pixs on Angie's blog and it looked like you did!
    Rene :D

  7. Beautiful card my freind i love how you've used the new corner and embossed it, stunning details and coloring. Wow what a back yard you have, cant wait to come visit, chat later

  8. your card is soooo beautiful.. the colors are so perfect.. ♥
    Hugs, Katrin

  9. Wowzers Barb, your card is beautiful! Your coloring is so amazing and inspiring! Glad to hear your husband is healing and looks like the kiddos are going to have lots of fun in that awesome backyard! Hugs, Rosemary

  10. OMG....this is GORGEOUS!!!! lOVE the embossed hearts in the corner and Tilda is colored to perfection. Beautiful details!!!
    So glad your hubby is making progress!

  11. Beautiful as always! I'm glad you made it back OK. What a winter!
    Hugs, Nancy

  12. Wow this is so totally gorgeous Barb! Beautiful coloring! Love this design and color scheme - looks like a fun challenge! hugs, Angela

  13. Oh! Barb...I love your new is absolutely gorgeous. This is the first card I seen with the heart border...I am so glad I ordered it...Your coloring is beautiful.

  14. Love your card Barb.. you have all the colors and hearts so this is a perfect one for the challenge.. Love your layout, the background pp and the corner beading.. adore your Maggie and your coloring of her and your silver corner stamp coloring.. great middle, just a great card..
    Hugs, Jean

  15. Just gorgeous Barb! I love your silver embossing and the charm, and those stick pins! Your image is colored beautifully as usual!

    Lisa A

  16. Beautiful pink, silver, heart card Barb! This Tilda is so cute! Adorably colored and created! oh wow! your backyard looks great! That will be so nice for the kids! They will give you hours of joy and happiness and challenges again! : )
    Pam Going Postal

  17. Awe, this card is do pretty. Love the colored Tilda and the embossed corner. Awesome.
    Looks like you are ready the the children. That's a cool playing area for them :o)

  18. This is just beautiful Barb! Your coloring is wonderful, and the colors are gorgeous!


  19. Barb, your card is gorgeous. The silver embossed border for Tilda, the wonderful pearl flourish, the stick pins with charm, all so very, very pretty.
    Valentines Day! Wow. I'm excited for you, Barb. Please give Brielle, Josslyn and Jordan a BIG hug for me. Will be thinking of you and your gorgeous little munchkins.
    Sue S.

  20. Your card is just gorgeous as always Barb. Love the studded swirl and the silver embossing. Tilda is so sweetly coloured too!!
    Wow the children are going to be very happy with that play yard!!
    hugs Leonie

  21. Hey Barb! I just love your card! Your coloring is spot on my friend! I absolutely loved meeting you at CHA and getting to know you. You are a really sweetheart. Can't wait to see you again in Anaheim next year! Til then I'll just have to settle for keeping in touch online.



  22. I really love your card, especially the silver saying around Tilda. Your coloring is so perfect and inspiring. You have no snow? I need to come over to your backyard for a break. LOL

  23. Barb your card is just to precious ! Great news about hubby and how exciting about the little ones ! Can't wait to see pictures of them...and how nice of the guys to fix up such a nice place for them to play !

  24. Hi Barb! Difficult to believe that this pic is taken in February! I have an all white backyard! Your card is adorable, love this pink and silver. Tilda is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring magnificient. Love the silver embossing and the silver pearls.The litle charm, and the stickpins win my heart!
    Hugs. danielle.

  25. Hi Barb! Your cared is gorgeous! Love your DP with all the little hearts on them. You've colored Tilda beautifully and especially her dark hair!
    Your backyard is definitely a child's dream playground!
    Hugs, Cami

  26. Welcome back Barb! Looks like you gals had a blast at CHA. I'm glad you made it home safely too. Did you make it home in time to see snow? This TX weather is really confusing. Lol
    Your card is gorgeous! I love your coloring, as usual you rocked it!
    Praying that your hubby has a fast healing process.
    Hugs to you,
    P.S. Your backyard looks great. The kids are going to LOVE it.

  27. It's gorgeous! Love it!

  28. Barb, a beautiful image and a beauttiful card. Hope your hubby has a good recovery. hugs shelley

  29. Oh wow this is gorgeous Barb!!! I love those colors together and if I get time I'll try out the challenge. Glad hubby sounds like he is okay and wow great news about the kids! Enjoy your Sunday! Hugs!

  30. Great to read a long post, Barb, and it sounds like things will be very exciting for you soon!! I'm sure we'll see pics of the little guys... love the backyard, I have two little grands who would love to come and play... hey, what's two more, hey???? LOL!!
    Your card is beautiful, love the silver embossed hearts, how gorgeous!!!! And of course, your coloring... superb!!! So glad you had fun at CHA, what a dream!!!!

  31. Barb, Your card is just awesome...the coloring of that adorable Tilda, the CS, the embellies and everything is just perfectly done! I love your style. Good luck with the kids. They will want to be out in the play yard all the time. Where is the park bench for grandma and grandpa? LOL Our best for Bill as he tries to be good this time!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  32. This is an example of card perfection. Everything you did just enhances all the other elements. Barb, this is another winner! I love it!

    Chris Christensen

  33. Barb your card is totally completely amazing!!! Just beautiful

  34. Such a beautiful card, Barb! Gorgeous coloring and fab silver embossing - love it! Good luck with the children. Hugs, Becca

  35. Barb As always your card is it.I know that
    your very busy getting ready for
    those sweet babies.You and your family are in my prayers.
    HUGS Linda

  36. Gorgeous card, Barb! I especially love the silver embossing! It's amazing! Great details and a very elegant result!
    Love it!
    Hugs, Iulia

  37. WOW Gorgeous coloring and the embossing is stunning! Just beautiful!!
    Your backyard looks perfect and I am sure the kids will love it!

  38. GORGEOUS!!! I love the silver hearts...and this Tilda is just tooooooo cute. I wish I had ordered her for V-day. There's always next year!! LOL! I best you got an injection of inspiration at CHA, huh?!! You still got it, darlin'!! Pat Frank

  39. Hi Barb, Glad you're back from CHA!! I always enjoy seeing your work. Your card is beautiful! I love the pink and silver look! Very cool!



  40. Love your card! Sending happy thought and well wishes for your husband and the kids will love that backyard!

  41. Hi Barb!! How the heck have I missed this post?? LOVE your card! the embossed corner looks fabulous and Tilda is colored to perfection! Look at that fabulous back yard! WOWZA!! Guess what!!! Only FIVE more sleeps!!!! I KNOW how excited you are! Glad to hear hubby is mending well too. And that this time he's listening. :)

  42. Oh Barb, I love this card. I like the clean look of the card. Just the perfect amount of embellishment that it's not too fussy. Wonderful dry embossing of those heart images--love the design. (I don't do as much embossing now as I used to.) Top-notch colouring of this so adorable Tilda, but then I don't expect anything else.



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