Friday, December 30, 2011

More Winter Wishes

One more card to share with you today. This cutie is Tilda with skates. I just loved all the new stamps form the Sweet Christmas Wishes collection. I ordered several of them and only managed to color up this one.


These cute ice skates are a die from Quickutz. The large snowflake is from Sizzix.

I am entering this in the Winter Wonderland challenge over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers.


Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Winter Wishes

Winter wishes to you all! Hopefully the holidays brought you all some wonderful memories with family and friends.
It's been so long since my last post. Unfortunately we have had a rash of bad luck in our home and time has seem to gotten away from me. Before I knew it the holiday was upon me and I somehow managed to get a few cards done.

I made a shaker card with this cutie Tilda with Fir stamp from Magnolia, along with the tree stamp in the background.

The snowflakes are Quickutz die with pearl brads. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show all the glitter.

The challenge over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge is Winter Wonderland.


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tag Shadow Box

Hello. Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! I was inspired to make this from a project by Melissa Phillips. If you love Shabby Chic, then you must check out her blog. The challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is tags so I decided to finally make my own version. I placed them in a shadow box to display on the wall.
The papers, resin embellishment, word rub ons, white lace trim and chandelier drop are all from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue line.


The butterflies wer cut out from some scraps of Prima's Recollections line. The lace and heart button on Tag 1 are from Joann Fabrics. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.I used a fram die from Sizzix, Martha Stewart punch and a brad from My Mind's Eye for Tag 2.



Some Maya Road black organza rose ribbon, white flower ribbon, Melissa Frances pearls and 7 Gypsies tape on Tag 3.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Canvas Layout




Quick post tonight. I made this a couple week's ago for my daughter and am just getting around to posting it. This was my first time working with canvas. The 12x12 canvas was part of the July Kit from The Flying Unicorn Store, along with the Tattered Angels screen. The kit also included some glimmer mist. I will definitely have to work on my technique with the glimmer mist. My first attempt with the canvas did not go well and I thought the canvas was most likely going in the trash. I used the pink ink that also came in the kit and went over the screen and then used some Tim Holtz to add some black. Overall, I thought it came out okay. I got to use some of my new Sizzix dies. I added some Webster's Bloomers and Maya Road Zipper Trim for the flowers.






Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My First Layout in Years

Hope you all had wonderful weekend. I was so inspired by the lovely layouts over at the Flying Unicorn Forum, that I decided to make one myself. It's probably been close to 10 years since I scrapbooked anything and they were much more basic (and my kids were much smaller...lol). You will definitely be seeing more layouts from me. I really enjoyed making this.

The paper is from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden and was in my July kit from the Flying Unicorn store. I just got this great butterfly by Sizzix and thought it would be perfect with this paper.

I bought some cheese cloth a while ago to use for my card making but hadn't gotten around to using it yet. So I decided it was time to pull it out and try it on something. Here's a close up below.



The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Flying Unicorn Shimmer & Shine

Happy Friday! The Flying Unicorn had their first blog hop over the 4th of July weekend and WOW...what inspiring projects. If you're haven't been over to the Flying Unicorn store, you must check it out. Alda has a wonderful selection in her store. She offers monthly scrapbooking kits, which include an "off the page" project. I found some time to play with my June kit and this chipboard album, exclusive to the Flying Unicorn, was included in the kit. Also in my kit were these fabulous Webster's Pages from their Ladies and Gents line. Here's a close-up of the embellishments.


I made the white flower and white rose bud using some Melissa Frances crepe paper with some stickles on the edges for some added shimmer. The white resin ornate corner, pearls and the chandelier drops are also from Melissa Frances. Some Webster's Bloomers, black leaf and ticket were also used. That beautiful cameo button was also included in my kit.



I used the postcard stamp from Whimsy Stamps and ripped it in half. Sizzix postage frame and Tim Holtz Baroque and Mini Baroque dies. The flower is from Maya Road.



I added some Maya Road organza rose ribbon to the top. Some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.



The crochet ribbon on this page was also included in my Flying Unicorn kit.



A Flourish die from Sizzix and another Webster's Pages ticket on this page.




I just got my July Kit yesterday in the mail and can't wait to get playing. It has some really great products I've never tried before. Hopefully I'll get some time to play this weekend.




Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Abundance....of pictures


Hello, hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Something a little different to share today. I've been in Copic coloring funk and can't seem to color anything right lately. I've been busy though with my new obsession...making chipboard albums and some altered art. The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week is "Show a Word". I bought this paper mache letter "B" last week at Joann's Fabrics and immediately thought...7 Gypsies Lille collection would be perfect for this. I cut up several different sheets and glued them on with Zip Dry, then used some Martha Stewart Decoupage to cover it with after I did some sanding on the edges and VP distress ink.


I added this cute little clipboard I found at AC Moore. Used some distress inks and added some 7 Gypsies and Tim Holtz embellies. The clock is a Tim Holtz stamp, stamped in Barn Door and covered with Glossy Accents. The tag desgin was made by accident. I meant to distress with my sponge applicator but picked up the stamp pad instead and pressed down before I realized what I was doing (Watching TV and crafting will do this). Well I just decided to go with it and keep pressing the stamp pad down in random spots.

Some more views.






This was so much fun to make. I plan to do more like this. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and fun 4th of July!



Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!!

Hi. Today was a long, long day at work and I just wanted to get home and let my mind go blank. Well as walked up to the door, there propped inside was a package. When I opened it up, a smile spread across my face and a feeling of sheer happiness. It was my Webster's Pages Warehouse sale packages. For $25, you got at least $75 worth of product. I can't begin to tell you how much stuff was in each box (I was greedy and bought 2). The sale may still be going on, so if you like Webster's Pages, go check out their website.


Now on to my card. The Little Darlings Challenge Blog is hosting their first challenge and the theme is summer.


I used the adorable Little Darlings Up, Up and Away stamp. You can find it here. I also used the Post Card Stamp from Whimsy Stamps, which is also available at the Love to Stamp store. Ticket and Enjoy the Journey stamp are from Tim Holt'z Artistry set.

The hot air balloon paper is from Webster's Pages digital line. Some raffia lace and green seam binding ribbon finish off the card. The image is colored with copics.


Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Little Darlings Contest & Card

TGIF! Wow what a week it's been. My job has been so crazy this week. There was a bright spot though. I was lucky enough to win the blog candy prize over at The Little Darlings Challenge, which is sponsored by the Love to Stamp Store. Angie is so generous to offer up such a fantastic prize. It was packed full of goodies. She is also giving away more. All you need to do is enter a project using one of her adorable Little Darlings stamps. Go over to the The Little Darlings Challeng blog and check it out.


Now on to my card. This Little Darling is called "So Big". I decided to make a father's day card for my son to give to his dad. I so prefer the cute & girly type of cards so I hope this one is not too cutesy for him.


The papers are from Webster's Pages digital line, that I resized to fit the card. I resized one of their postcards which you can also get in their digital collection and used it on the inside of the card. The Family background stamp is from Fiskars. A Martha Stewart punch and Magnolia die for the green accents.



Here's the inside.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Favorite Things

Hello. I'm back today with another card to share. The challenge over at Magnolia Down Under is to use your favorite things. Tilda Blowing Bubbles was my first Magnolia Stamp purchase. It was seeing this stamp used on a card that started my love of Magnolia stamps. She is definately my favorite and I'm not sure why I never inked her up until now. I used my circle nestabilities to cut her, along with the scallop circles.

I used some Webster's Pages from their digital line. Their entire line has fast become of favorite of mine. You will be seeing it a lot. I used some of their bloomers ribbon in celery. Another favorite I love seeing on cards is raffia lace. I just wish they would sell it over here in the U.S. The postage sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I finally used my Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz. The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is Sparkle and Shine, so I added some glimmer mist to the flower and the image. The paper I stamped on is Cryogen Irridescent paper which also has some sparkle to it (I tried to get it to show in the pictures...but no luck).


Here's a close up of Tilda blowing her bubbles.

Other Challenges I'd like to enter this in:


By the Cute and Girly - Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly

Thanks for stopping by.



You Hold the Key

Happy Wednesday everyone! We're half way through the week. I have an easel card to share today. The challenge over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is "Graduation or Congratulations". This is for a friend's daughter who is graduationg high school.




I used some of the digital papers from Webster's Pages on the front of the card and on the tag. The beautifu organza rose ribbon on the tag and inside the card is from Maya Road. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Tilda was colored with Copics and the script background is a stamp from Glitz. Throw in some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and adage ticket and...Voila.



Here's a close up of the tag using a corner cut from some of the Webster's Pages. I also used the "I believe I can fly" stamp from Magnolia and added some lace and twine (Hope it's enough lace for the Just Magnolia and Bunny Zoe's challenges).


Challenges I'd like to enter this in:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Graduation/Congratulations



Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly


Thanks for stopping by. I have another card to post hopefully today.















Love To Stamp Candy


If you haven't stopped by the LOVE TO STAMP store, you're missing out. There's a fantastic sale going on over there (I've already placed two orders...hehehe). Those Little Darlings stamps are just the cutest. For the grand opening, there's a blog hop going on at The Little Darlings Challenge Blog and some super blog candy. If you have a few moments, go over and check out what the amazing DT has to show you and enter to win the blog candy.

I'll be back later with two cards to share. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tilda and Edwin In Love

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is enjoying better weather than the chilly rain we're having here in Philadelphia. I've been dying to use these beautiful stamps with Tilda and Edwin and the Rose Trellis. The challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites is to use both Tilda and Edwin on your card. I've colored them with Copics and added some glossy accent to the flowers on Edwin and Tilda. I also added some perfect pearls to Tilda's hair and her earrings. I managed to get my hands on a couple rolls of that raffia lace. It's so difficult to find over here in the states.



The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Their challenge this week is Wings, so I've added some butterflies using my Martha Stewart punch.

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Japanese Tilda



It's almost Friday. I can't wait for the weekend. I have a quick post tonight. The Totally Tilda Challenge right now is "Tilda All Over the World". I had colored Japanese Tilda and the Magnolia Tree but just couldn't find the right paper to go with it. Well, I somehow stumbled upon the Webster's Page website and I saw they had a digital section. You can buy their paper collections as digital downloads. The hardest part was choosing what collections I wanted to try first. This is from the Postcards from Paris collection. The great thing about the digital papers is you can resize them to fit your cards so the entire page fits. I chose to keep it simple because I didn't want to cover up that gorgeous design on the paper.



I must have been living under a rock because I've just discovered their papers and already placed an order over at Two Peas in a Pod (their having a sale on some of their Webster's stuff). I've also been dying to try some of their bloomers ribbon. I have to say they are super speedy over at Two Peas, cuz my box of goodies arrived today and I can't wait to play.



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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Bunny Tilda

Hello. A quick post tonight. I managed to get an Easter card finished. I used the adorable Bunny Tilda for this stair step card, along with the a couple of other Magnolia Stamps. Now if I can just find time to get all the other Easter cards done that I need. Where does the time go???


Magnolia Down Under is having an Easter theme challenge this week, along with 7 Kids College Fund and Magnolia Stamp Lovers. Magnolia-Licious has a theme of pink and green.


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Monday, April 4, 2011

Tulips for Tilda

Happy Monday! I finally got around to coloring one of my stamps from the Spring Kit. Isn't Tilda just adorable? The challenge over at 7kidcollegefund is "Seeing Spots", so I chose this polka dot paper from the Bloom and Grow collection from MME. Added some Distress Crackle paint to the edges, ribbon and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.



Challenges I'd like to enter this in:

7kidscollegefund - Seeing spots





Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bithday Wishes For Mom

Hello. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I don't know where the time goes anymore. I managed to get a couple cards done yesterday and this card is for my Mother's birthday. I used the sketch over at Wild Orchid Crafts challenge for this card. I managed to score some of that awesome raffia lace on ebay. It's a shame no one sells it over here in the U.S. I used the Magnolia Doo Hickey Romantic Lace Die and cut it to go around the image and Tilda's Lace for around the card. I colored Tilda with Copics. It doesn't show well in the photo but the ribbon at the top is from Martha Stewart and says "Happy Birthday". The papers are from MME and the butterflies are a MS punch. And of course, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I plan to enter this into following challenges: Wild Orchid Crafts - Sketch Just Magnolia - Anything Goes w/ Buttons Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Ribbon Sketchy Colors - Sketch Stamptacular Sunday - Button, Bling, Bloom Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Shabby Chic Tilda




Hello. Hope everyone had a great week. I finally had some time to make something. It feels like ages since I put a card together. Where does the time go? Magnolia-licious Highlites is having an Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest. There's three categories you can enter in. I made this for the "Anything but a Card" category. The challenge at Magnolia Down Under is Shabby Chic and inspired me to go in that direction for embellishing the bird house.





I used the Serenade cartridge on my cricut to make the birdhouse. Used Tim Holtz Distress Paint to give it a shabby feel. The flowers are some cotton seam binding that I colored with some Tattered Angels Mist and sewed. The butterfly is a Marianne's Creatables die and the Love word was made from my Sweethearts Cricut cartridge. And of course, Tilda is sitting inside with her lovely flowers.




The crinkled ribbon was purchased at Pixie Paper Perfections. They have some beautifuls colors there and great service.


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