Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Bestest Friend

It's Saturday, and it's time to another challenge from One Stop Craft Challenge.  This week the theme is Patterns!  I chose to use a toile pattern.  My designer paper is from Close To My Heart.

The image is from Lily of the Valley, it's called Me and My Pony.  The senitment is from Stampin Up! the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  The die cut was cut with my Cricut, it is from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  I have the used the heck out of this cartridge! It has some really nice shapes and accents on it.  Definately a "must have" if you own a Cricut.

Here is the list of copics that I used to color with:  YR00, BG93, G21, E43, E42, W1, W3, E35, E41, E44, E53, B0000, R01, E93, R39, R29, E11, E33, E00. 

Thanks for stopping by!  See ya soon!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miss you - Sailor Boy!

It's Cute Card Thursday time!!  This week's theme is "Texting!!".  We are asking you to create a card with the sentiment being the main focus.
I am absolutely in love with the new Magnolia collection, Bon Voyage.  This is Dangling Sea Edwin.  Isn't he just the cutest??  I used Memento Tuxedo black ink.  Here are the copics used to color with: E53, B41, RV29, E35, B23, W1, W3, B0000, RV34, E51, E33, E21, BG92, Y23, EOO.  My designer paper is from Paper Adventures (stripes), I'm not sure what the other one is.

Thanks for stopping by!!  OH!!  I almost forgot, stop by next week....there just might be a new challenge blog for you!!  I'll keep you guessing for now, but you definately won't be sorry!!

Other Challenge:  Magnolia-Licious Highlites


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sailor Girl

Hello!  I'm back today with another card to show you.  My husband recently retired from 25 years of service in the Navy and when I saw the new Magnolia Bon Voyage collection, I just had to have Sailor Tilda!!  She is currently on pre-order at 7 Kids College Fund.  

I stamped my image with Memento Ink Tuxedo Black.   Here is a list of the copic  markers that I used:  E50, B97, R29, Y21, B95, W1, B41, E43, 3EE, E53, B0000, E00, E21, R11, B93, Y23, E41.   The designer papers that I used are from Quick Quotes Paper and Susan Winget.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft.  I used my Cricut to cut the die cut, it's from the Lovely Labels cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to thank a veteran.  After all, Freedom is not Free!


Sunday Stamp & Sketch - Take Time to Smell the Roses

Good morning everyone!  Hope your Sunday is looking good so far.  We have a bit of fog this morning so it's a good day to stay in and do some crafting!!  I am so excited  as this is my first card as a design team member for Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge blog!  This is challenge #31 and it's a wonderful sketch by Arianne.

My image is from Lily of the Valley.  Designer paper is from Imaginisce.  The beautiful die is cut from my Cricut, it's from the Lovely Labels cartridge.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I just love the little rose buds!  Here is a list of copics that I used to color with:  G21, G0000, E00, G20, E21, R00, Y23, R02, E30, W00, E53, G12, E33, R0000, BG93, R01.

I'm glad you stopped by today, enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday Wishes

Saturday is One Stop Craft Challenge time and this week is MY turn!!  Below is a sketch that I came up with and I'm asking that you add some metal to your card/project.

Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch.  As you can see, I did.  Man, I can't even follow my own sketch!
My designer papers are from Glitz Design and Memory Makers.  I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped background, it is from the Storybook cartridge.  My image is a hÄnglar & stÄnglar .
List of copics:  E42, E43, E53, W3, E41, R01, R02, R00, E21, E00, R11

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cute Card Thursday - My Best Friends

It's Cute Card Thursday time!!  This week we have a fabulous sketch from Deb.  I've been in a fall kind of mood, so my color choices are reflecting that!  As ya'll can tell from me blog, my Katie (and me, of course) just love horses!!  That is Katie and our Sweet Pea on the top of my sidebar.  Sweet Pea is sort of a mutt when it comes to breed, she is part Welsch Pony and Quarter Horse.  She is so good with children and absolutely loves Josh and Katie.  When I saw this image, I absolutely fell in love with it and had to have it!  It is from Elisabeth Bell.  Isn't she just adorable!  Katie loves playing with toy horses and it so reminds me of her.
My designer paper is from Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and Adornit.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima.  I have made this card into an easel card.  It is quite simple to do.  Cut your cardstock 6 x 12 inches, next score at 3" and 6".  Next cut your card topper 6 x 6 inches and attach it to the 3" part of your card and wahla!! you have an easel card.
Here is a list of the copics that I used to color with: E51, W1, G82, G0000, G12, YR0000, E35, YR23, Y0000, G21, BG93, E44, E53, E42, E43, E33, E30, E41, E00, E21.

I always us E00 and E21 for my skin color. I add shadow by adding Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Guest Designer for Challenge #28 at The Pixie Cottage

Good morning all!  It's Wednesday and time for another Once Upon a Wednesday at The Pixie Cottage.  This week we have an awesome sketch and the theme is "double play".  We want you to use two stamped images on your card.  On this one I masked Tilda on "Stump/Bench".  The blue colors really spoke to me on this one and I'm very please with the way it turned out.
My shape that I stamped on was cut on my Cricut - from the "Lovely Labels" cartridge. 

I left the inside of this one blank because I wanted to be able to use for any occassion.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope your enjoyed your visit.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Daisy Girl

Hi everyone!  Thanks for dropping by today.    It has been a busy busy week at our household.  We had a new patio put in and next week they are starting a patio cover!!  I can't wait to get some shade in my backyard!  The Colorado sun can be a real killer sometimes.
Today's card is for the Tickled Pink Monthly Challenge.  I used Creative Imaginations designer paper and CTMH cardstock.  This is the first time that I haven't used lumpy bumpy flowers on my card!!  That was a challenge for me (but not part of the challenge).  I cut all of the flowers and die cut that my hÄnglar & stÄnglar girl is on with my Cricut, I used the Cindy Loo cartridge and Walk In My Garden cartridge.

Copics used to color with: B45, B95, E33, E35, E30, E41, B97, R11, E42, E00, E31, B00, G21, G20, E21

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's Cute Card Thursday Time!!

Nice of you to stop by today!!  I'm so glad that you did!  This is my first post as a design team member for Cute Card Thursday!  This week's theme is "Get Ahead Start on Christmas!"  Which I absolutely love because I love Christmas so much.  I just love all the holiday decoration and gatherings and my most favorite is seeing the kids on Christmas morning when they first see what Santa has brought them!!
My image is from hAnglar & stAnglar.  Design paper is from Basic Grey.  I cut the tree and Noel with my Cricut, from the Christmas Solutions cartridge.  I've added some butterfly wings and feathers to her wings.

I have entered this card into Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #113
I'll try to come back later and update with a list of copics that I used!

Merry Christmas (in July!!)


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hannah on Bench

Good morning everyone!  Today is Wednesday and it's time for another Once Upon a Wednesday Challenge at The Pixie Cottage.  This is my second week as Guest Designer.  Stop by to see the awesome sketch and triple play challenge, use 3 of something, either papers, flowers, ribbons, etc. 

I used Hannah on Bench for my image and of course, colored with copics. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Designer paper is W R Memory Keepers - Vingtage Blue.  Sentiment is from SU.
Thanks for dropping by!! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary...Loving Couple

As promised, I'm back with a card!  Our anniversary (Mike and I) is  coming up next month, 11 years!  This year I made him a card instead of buying one.  I absolutely love this image from Magnolia, it is so tender and loving.  We have been through so much since our wedding day, people usually say that I love my husband as much as I did when we got married.   For me, I love my husband so much MORE than when we got married because of all the "stuff" we have been through together.  I used the sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #27.  I will be guest designer for them in September.
The new wedding collection is now in stock at 7 Kids College Fund.   Loving Bride and Groom is one of my favorites from the wedding collection.  The other image on the card is Oak Tree.  My designer paper is from Basic Grey.  I embellishmented the flowers and filigree around the image with Diamond Stickles.  Here is a list of Copic Markers that I used to color with:  E50, E31, E33, E42, E53, G12, E37, R11, R20, E44, BG93, E43,E41, G82, B00, R02, E21, E00, B0000.

Sentiment is from CTMH.  I cut all the labels with my Cricut, they are from the Lovely Labels Lite cartridge from Walmart.  I have to say that I really like this cartridge for cardmaking.

Have a wonderful evening/day!


More Exciting News to Share!!

I have applied to a few challenge blogs to be on their design teams and guess what??  I made it!!  Wahoo!!  I couldn't be more excited about this.  I just hope that I didn't take on too much, I wasn't expecting to be accepted to them both!  Anyway,  I am now proud to be on the design team for Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog AND Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge Blog!!

This Thursday will be my first post for Cute Card Thursday and I'm really really excited about it.  Drop by on Thursday to check it out!!

I'll be back a little later with some cards but just wanted to share my news with everyone!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

OSCC - Monochromatic

Good morning everyone!!  It's Saturday and time for another One Stop Craft Challenge #88.  This week's challenge is Monochromatic.  Pop on over to the challenge and check out everyone's fabulous creations.

Card recipe:
C.C. Designs
designer paper and cardstock: CTMH
embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
Martha Stewart butterfly punch and fern punch
Diamond stickles
sewing machine
Die cut with my Cricut - Storybook cartridge

I have some exciting news to share with you....but I'm going to keep you guessing for now!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nora on a Swing

Hello again!  I've had some time on my hands lately, which is abnormal for me with two small children (lol!) so I've been very busy making cards.  I have to say that this card is one of my favorite ones that I made lately.  I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Week #110.  I am also entering it into Cute Card Thursday and Flutter By Wednesday Week #112.  I am absolutely in love with the designer papers, they are from Making Memories.  When I first saw it I thought it was a little busy with the paisley's and all but once I started using it, I completely fell in love with it!  I used CTMH cardstock for the matting.

Isn't this image just the cutest??  She is Nora on a Swing from C.C. Designs.  I used Diamond Stickles to add some bling to her wings and to the butterflies.  I hand drew the grass to ground her.  The flowers are Off white mini roses from Prima.  The bigger flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I attached a punched Martha Stewart butterfly to a crystal pick so it looks like it is fluttering by.

The inside.

copics used to color with:  E21, BG93, E53, W00, W1, E50, E00, E33, E31, R12, E57, G82, B0000, W3, R01, B41, E35, R02, R11, YR31.

Hugs, Lisa

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fairy Tilda

I am a fisherman's widow this week..Mike went fishing in Alaska and I'm hoping he is going to bring home lots of Halibut! 

Today's card is for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #31 and Stamptaular Sunday Challenge #66.  Sunday Sketch and Stamp is also having a design team call so keep your fingers crossed!!  The sketch is from Sunday Sketch, I took a lot of liberties with the sketch but I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  I ended up making a window and framing it with filigree cut from my Cricut and Martha Stewart butterfly punch then added some bling. 

I stitched around my card with my sewing machine. I didn't use very many flowers because I did not want to detract from the filigree frame.  Tilda's wings (on mini Tilda and Fairy Tilda) are embellishment with Diamond Stickles.  The fabulous designer paper is from Bo Bunny and I used CTMH cardstock to mat with.

Stamps used are Mini Tilda, Fairy Tilda and Swing.

Thanks for stopping by,

Spring Tilda

Hi everyone!!  Glad you stopped by today.  I made this card for the Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge, Criss Cross Card.  I had fun making it.  If you want to learn how to make a criss cross card just go to their blog and you will find a great tutorial!
I'm still in love Magnolia's and just can't get enough of them.  On this card I used Spring Tilda from the Chasing Butterflies Collection and Log from the Halloween and Autumn Collection.   I used an acetate film sheet for the card inside.  I didn't want to cover up the beautiful designer paper and came up with the acetate so you could see through it.  I also used Glossy Accents on her boots to make them look like rain boots.  It's kind of hard to see but it looks super cute in person!  A list of copic markers I used to color with is at the end of this post.

Designer paper is from DMWV and My Mind's Eye, the senitment is from CTMH, flowers are prima and wild orchid crafts.

Copics used: BG10, W00, E00, R11, E50, E53, YR31, E51, E29, G21, E33, BG93, E44, E57, E43, E35, E30, W3, E21, E42, BG15, BG72, BG18

Thanks again for stopping by, it was so good to see you!!

Hannah with Butterflies - Guest Designer for The Pixie Cottage!!

Good Day everyone!!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designer for The Pixie Cottage for the months of July and August!!  I absolutely love their challenges and their awesome sketches.  This "Once Upon a Wednesday" Challenge is to make a card with an aperture (window) and the fabulous sketch is from Dawny P.  For this card I used Hannah with Butterflies.  I hope you play along!

Card Recipe:
Designer Paper and sentiment is from Stampin Up.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
stitched with my sewing machine
butterfly punch from Martha Stewart
colored with copics
Here is a peak at the inside.  I'm sorry that I didn't take better pictures of the window on the front.  I basically cut a mat from the brown and blue pot a dot paper and used pop dots to lift it up like a window.

Have a wonderful day, I hope you see some butterflies flying by.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

One Stop Craft Challenge - Distressing! Challenge #87

Well it is Saturday again and time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge.  Be sure to stop by and check out the fabulous creations from the design team.

Our challenge today is from Gina and she chose Distressing.  Which is one of my favorite things!  I used a lot of brown ink and distressing tool to create my distressed look here.  I even colored the large rose with my copics to look aged.  I added a string of pearls, because it's such an aged and classic look.

My hÄnglar girl is colored with copics and I used pumice stone Distress Ink for the shading.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you play along at One Stop Craft Challenge.  I can't wait to see your creation!  Have a Bee-autiful day!