Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Been Along Time!

Tilda's just waiting for someone to come by and visit

She just loves her new dress and wants you to see it

    Love this pink double ruffle ribbon!
    Hi All! Gosh it's been sooo very long since I last posted. Alot of things going on in my life one of which was the loss of my sister in May. This was not unexpected. She battled her illness for over 3 years but when the time came it was so hard. I often told her she was my hero and the bravest  person I ever new! I feel so blessed to have my family and appreciate them now more then ever. Needless to say, up until recently I have not been in the crafting mood and not posting in the group. I had just finished coloring this sweet Tilda when all this happened so she's been sitting on a table I work on in my craft room. Last week I decided I was going to finish her but before I could do that I had to clean up the room. Well, I think it's reasonable to say that I now know that I'm a hoarder! OMG, I can't beleive all the "stuff" I had in there and duplicates to boot!!! I also decided to give my blog a new face as well as my Etsy shop. If you are reading this, thank you for coming by and as always your comments are appreciated and loved.
Hope you like my new card. I colored her with Ranger Distress Inks except for her skin, those I used copic markers. Think it came out pretty good for a first time. I used pretty flat back pearls, MS butterfly punch, double ruffle ribbon and a K&Co. demensional sticker with a pretty flower and the word DREAM. On the side of the card I used a Recollecions boarder punch. LOVE this punch, one of my faves! The paper is from my stash but I believe I bought it at Michaels. Well, thanks for taking the time to stop by and I plan on posting WAY MORE often in the future. Since it's friday, I want to wish you a safe and happy weekend!
See you later'


Only By His Grace said...

Hi Judy!
Nice to see you back here crafting.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Your card is beautiful. I love the color yellow you colored Tilda's dress. Very nice design with the little butterflies and that ribbon is gorgeous.
Hugs Maz

cabio's craft corner said...

Great to see your card again Judy. You do such a pretty card. Love the precious design of this one and the bow is beautiful. Thanks for sharing :o)

Linda said...

First of all I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister!!!!
I can understand what a trying time this must have been for you. Second of all Welcome back as I have missed coming to visit your beautiful creations!!! Your talent is still 100 percent as this Tilda is gorgeous!!!! Take care Judy and hugs

Norma said...

Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel the same way about my own sister, that I think she is the best person I know. Glad to see you back to crafting.
This Tilda is so sweet and you've coloured her beautifully--one day I will give DI a try...LOL. Love the colours on your card. The DP's are gorgeous.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very pretty! : )

Cami said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. My sister is like my best friend and we do so many things together so I can feel for you. Welcome back to blogland! This is a very pretty creation and I love Tilda in her yellow dress and big pink bow!
Hugs, Cami

Elle said...

Welcome back Judy. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. It is harder than hard, I know. On a lighter note-I adore your card! The coloring is so soft and pretty and the composition is great.

Cricket said...

Beautiful card Judy.

Retro Junction said...

So beautiful! Sorry for your loss.

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Sorry to hear about your sister. I know what you mean. You might "know" it's coming or that it's inevitable but this kind of loss is one situation where knowing doesn't do a diddly thing to actually prepare you for it.

Glad to see you back in the saddle. Your colouring with distress inks is superb!

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

Your new card is adorable and lovely! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I may try your method and skip the scale for a while. Also so very sorry for your loss.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Lots of gorgeousness going on here! I love everything about your card. Just lovely!

Annette said...

I'm so sorry you are going through this difficult time. Even if it's not unexpected, it doesn't make it any easier.

Your cards are just adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Pam Sparks said...

Adorable Tilda creating Judy! So sorry to hear of your loss... it does make us more thankful! Oh, the collecting... yes, it's a club! lol

Anonymous said...

Very sweet card Judy. Tilda looks great sitting there. Love the colours
Hugs Julie P

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Soooo sweet, Judy! I love this stamp!
Huggies ~
Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

Christina C. said...

Soooooo your gorgeous Tilda, colored magnificently! Your design, details and papers are awesome.