Sunday, May 23, 2010

Exciting News!!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share some good news with you. I have been chosen to be on the One Stop Craft Challenge design team!! Boy, I couldn't be more excited and honored! I sure hope I don't disappoint!

On another note I just wanted to let ya'll know that I'm on vacation until June 7th so I won't be able to post anything until then. I can't wait to get home and start creating cards again! It truly is my therapy and I love doing it.

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Winner of my Blog Candy!

Thanks to everyone to entered to win my blog candy. I am overwhelmed by the response that I got! So many sweet comments, thanks so much! I really appreciate them, it keeps me going!

OK, so here are the results:

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 49 Result: 37 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Today's winner is:

bex said...
Well done on reaching over 50 followers, i'd be happy with half of that! I would love a chance to win your blog candy! x

Please e-mail me your address so I can send you your prize!!

Thanks again to all who participated!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teddy and Me

Glad to see you again! Today's post is a card made with Gillian Roberts new stamp Teddy & Me. I really like this stamp, it reminds me of my little girl and her teddy (which actually is a froggy!). Design paper is from CTMH. I stiched around my base mat with my sewing maching. I punched the border with a Martha Stewart punch. Flowers are prima and Jolee.

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #104
Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you again soon!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hanglar - Ladybug

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home......There is just something about ladybugs that makes me joyful. Maybe it's the whole symbolism thing, ya know, good luck. Or maybe I just like to watch them fly from place to place doing their ladybug business.

This picture really doesn't do this card justice. It looks much better in person. DPs are from Best Occassions. I cut the flowering tree with my cricut. The pink rose is from Magnolia.

Friday Sketchers Challenge #102
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #59

Hope you find a ladybug today!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hanglar - Miss You...

Thanks for dropping by today!! Don't you just love this little hAnglar girl?? I finally got my hands on some hAnglar stamps and I couldn't be more pleased with them! I'm sorry but I don't know the name of this little girl but if I had to guess it would probably be "Girl with Purse", LOL!


Paper Sundae Challenge #18 - Easel Card
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #28

I stitched around my image and base mat with my sewing machine. This is the first time I have done this and I think it really adds something to the finished product. Design papers are from Imaginese. Flowers are Prima.

Copics used to color with. I have also added shadow with distress ink (pumice stone).

Good to see you again!! Have a wonderful day!
Lisa A

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Explosion Box

Good day everyone. I'm glad you stopped by. I have a house full of sickies!! Katie has viral pneumonia and my hubby has bronchitis. Josh is coughing but that really isn't anything new, he has allergies. I'm hoping everyone will feel better soon, we are travelling to Michigan on Friday for my niece's wedding shower.

Anyway, on to today's post! Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere! I made this explosion box for Magnolia-Licious Birthday Bash! I really liked making this box, I won't kid you it was A LOT of work, but I think it was well worth it and I had so much fun making it! I have posted a lot of pictures but with something like this I thought you needed to see all the angles.

Design papers are The Paper Loft and Imaginesense. Can you see the acetate bubbles?? It's a little hard to see them but I think they turned out kind of cool!

All of the stamps shown can be purchased at Magnolia-Licious. They are all from the Fairytale collections (which I have to say is one of my favorites!).

Finally the inside of the box. Bubbling Tilda is standing on a mound of bubbles and flowers.

Here is the box top and inside together. I really wish you could see the acetate bubbles better, they really make the box.

Here are the copics that I used to color with:

Thanks for popping by today. Hope your day is full of bubbles!!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Good Morning everyone!! My mistake is your good fortune!! I accidently ordered two spring kits from Magnolia Sweden so in honor of having 50+ followers I'm giving some away! Just leave a comment after this post and become a follower (if you already haven't) and you will be entered into my blog candy drawing. If you would, please post my candy on your blog (it's not necessary to enter or win) I'll pick a winner next Thursday, May 20 using I am so thankful for having that many followers and for all of the most wonderful and flattering comments from everyone. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Blog Candy contents: Magnolia unmounted stamps - Snowhite Tilda, Robin Hood Edwin, frog, crown, snail and "Once Upon a Time". I've also added a cute little pot of flowers to embellishment your cards with.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blowing in the Wind

Thanks for popping in today! One thing for certain...there is plenty of wind in Colorado, sometimes I feel like we are all going to get blown away!! Fairy Dust Tilda is blowing some fairy dust your way. Today's card is a little different for me, the main image is in the inside looking through a window. This sketch was a lot of fun to make. It's posted over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge if you want to check it out.


Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #58.

Stamps: Fairy Dust Tilda, Dandelion background, log, senitment is from CTMH. Design papers: Jillibean Soup and EK Success.
Copics used: E00, B0000, W00, E31, E37, E53, G82, G21, E33, Y23, B00, W3, E21, E57, G12

Tiny Dancer

I just love the new collection from Magnolia! I believe this one is called Ballerina Tilda. I have masked her with Butterfly Grass and Fantasy Flower. One of my favorite artists is guest designer this week at The Pixie Cottage, Suzanne Dean. Take a look at her blog when you have a chance, she has great tutorials on using copics.
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #18

Design papers are from The Paper Loft, Three Bugs In A Row and Doodlebug.

Copics used:

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fairy Tale Wedding

Thanks for dropping by!! Here is a card that I made using the new fairy tale images from Magnolia. I have masked them with the Oak Tree and just the grass from the Dandelion stamp. I am entering this card into the Wedding Challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge #79
Design papers are from Making Memories, Paper Studio and Magnolia. Mr. and Mrs. sentiment is from Hobby Lobby and flowers are prima.

Here are the copics that I used to color with.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

How Sweet

Finally, we are having a beautiful spring day here in Colorado. Don't blink though, cause tomorrow evening snow is on the way!

Here is my entry for Magnolia-Licious Highlites challenge. Becca has come up with the coolest sketch! I just love this one, I can think of so many things to do with it!

Jam Tilda and Tin boxes can be purchased from Magnolia-Licious

Design Paper is from The Paper Company and Disney (vellum)

Here are the copics I used to color with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tea Anyone?

I just love sharing a cup of tea with a friend. I made this card for a friend who is going through a rough time right now and I wanted to cheer her up a little. We loved going to different tea shops together, but we live too far away from each other now so I thought I would share some tea with her anyway.
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #17
Just Magnolia It Takes Two Challenge

I saw the blueberry button trick on someone's blog recently (I'm sorry I can't remember who) and I just loved the idea so I card lifted them!! DP's are Making Memories and Magnolia. Dinner Tilda is masked on the Tea Cup.

Here are the copics I used.

Have a great day!

Birthday Gift Card...Card

Ahhhh....the weekend. Dinner with my hubby tonight (kids being watched by sitter) and some time to work on cards! Perfect!

I saw this sketch by Jacque over at Friday Sketcher and just knew what I had to do...scroll down and see. It is also their 2nd birthday so I decided to make it a birthday card. I am also entering it into C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which is a wedding/birthday theme this week.

This was a perfect sketch for an envelope card/gift card holder, don't you think?? I just love the dp's too, they are from Fancy Pants Designs, Doodlebug Designs and my staff. I colored my bling with copics to match.

Here are the copics that I used.

Thanks for coming by, have a great day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hanglar Riding along...

Happy Friday everyone!! I can't believe the end of the school year is coming up. Josh has 2 more weeks of school and then summer vacation! Here is my card for today. Everyone knows how much I LOVE hAnglar stamps. Well...yesterday I was browsing ebay and came across an auction for the new hAnglar stamps!! I was so darn excited! So watch for new images coming to my blog soon!

Sketch Saturday Week 101
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 111

I just love this designer paper, it's from Fancy Pants Designs and it's called My Family. Cardstock is CTMH. I embossed the blue circle with an embossing template from cuddlebug. Dream sentiment is from Making Memories. Dragonflies are from Michaels.
Copics used to color with.
Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful spring day!
Lisa A

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day horse

Here is a non-traditional Mother's Day card that I made. I love horses and love this Tilda. They look so cute together!

Challenge: Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Colored with copics. Sentiment is from SU. I can't remember who the dp is by, sorry!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Spring Onions

Thanks for dropping by. Would you like some of Tilda's fresh organic onions? They look good enough to eat! I just love this little Tilda, what a cute little farm girl she makes.

I colored and shaded with copics. The log, pot and Tilda are masked.

See ya'll tomorrow!

Lilacs blowing in the wind...

I have to say that this time of year is my one of my favorites, I love when all the lilac's blooms and their fragrance permeates the air. I really like this sketch, there is so much you can do with it.

Challenge: CLP challenge #25

Paper is Heidi Grace (got it at JoAnn's), flowers are from Hobby Lobby wedding section, paper doilies. I used copics to color and shade.

I hope your day is filled with the lovely scent of lilacs.

Sweet Baby Boy

Welcome back!! I'm so excited to see you again. It's been a while since I posted, but I'm back and ready to go!

I made this baby card for a friend and decided that I was going to enter into The Pixie Cottage Challenge #16.

Papers are Disney, CTMH, and Bo Bunny. I colored with copics and the star in the uprighthand corner is handmade. I added a little sparkle with glimmer mist (you really can't see it) and with Diamond Stickles. Stamp is hÄnglar & stÄnglar.

I just loved this little saying about babies, isn't it the cutest??
Thanks for stopping by today!
Lisa A