Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Today I have the glorious honor of being guest designer at Crafting Life's Pieces.  I just love their sketches, they are always so detailed and fabulous!  Here is the sketch that we followed:

And here is my card!  If you haven't guessed by now, I just LOVE the hÄnglar & stÄnglar images.  These two remind me of my own Josh and Katie, brother and sister.  I just love watching them interact together, they really love each other and big brother always stands up for his little sister.  The bond between them is really growing, it's such a wonderful thing to experience!
I stamped my images on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I masked the girl onto the flowerpot and used pop dots to pop him off of the page.

I used copic sketch markers.   Designer paper is from Basic Grey Cappella.  The heart charm is from Making Memories and the butterfly is from JoAnn's jewelry section.
Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blueberry Muffin

Hello everyone!  Today is Thursday and that means it is Cute Card Thursday time!  Today's theme is "Dieing For a Punch", we don't want you to use any Die-Cutting machines or NO nesties, NO punches, put away those Sizzix & Cuttlebug machines and embrace your trimmers.  It has been an extremely hectic day today so I'm going to keep this post short.

Card recipe:
Images are Magnolia Blueberry Tilda and Cowberry Muffin.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.

I used copic sketch markers.  Here is a list of the ones I used:
Hair:  E43, E23, E50, E53
Apron: E41, E42
Skin: E00, E21, R20
Pants & Berries: B41, B45, B0000
Shirt: Y21, YR31, E53
Basket: E31, E33
Shoes:   E57, E53
Grass:  G12, BG93
Muffin: E51, E31, E33, W1, E42, E41, E50, E30, E53

Designer Papers: Doodlebug, Memory Makers and Imaginisce
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Bo Bunny


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dream in Vivid Color

Sorry I'm so late in posting this!  This is my card for Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  Life has been super crazy to say the least!

Card recipe:
I used Secretive Tilda for my image.  She is stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
sentiment charm is from Memory Makers
This is the first time I stiched around my image is metallic thread, I really like the look but it was a pain to sew with!!
My die cut is from Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge.

I used copic sketch markers.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pumpkins and Witches

Hi everyone!!  Boy, I have really been in a Halloween mood lately.  This week at
One Stop Craft Challenge we are asking for "Anything but a Card!"  I hope you get inspired to make something other than a card and join us this week at OSCC.   My plan was to make a haunted house and attaching Tilda to it, but it kind of evolved into this cute basket.  I used two different patterned papers to weave the basket.   I am going to use the basket to put some candy in and give it as a Halloween surprise to someone....not sure who yet, maybe Josh's teacher.

The images I used are Witch Tilda and Pumpkins and Pumpkin and Leaves.  The sentiment on the back is a Magnolia also.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.

Designer paper is from Basic Grey and SU.  I used an EK Success punch for the border and the handle.  I picked up the cool looking sprig from Michaels the other day and the blingy leaves are from JoAnns. 

Here is the list of copic sketch markers that I used: Y23, YR01, Y38, YR0000, E53, Y21, BG93, G12, G82, YR02, E30, E21, E44, E00, W1, W3, W7


Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shop 'til you drop!

Good morning!  Today is Cute Card Thursday day!!  This week we have an awesome sketch by Fran.  I LOVE to shop!  (really, who doesn't?)  What is your favorite thing to shop for??  For me, it has to craft supplies hands down!  My favorite spot to buy craft supplies is 7 Kids College Fund.  Tab has a terrific variety of rubber stamps, embellishments, flowers and papers and her shipping is so fast!  My second favorite thing to shop for is clothes shopping for my kids (mostly for Katie....shhhh...don't tell Josh!!) girl clothes are so much fun to shop for.
Today's card is a gift card card for a birthday.  I used Tilda goes shopping and Boutique, both can be pre-ordered from 7 Kids College Fund.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamped with Memento Black Ink.  I used copic sketch markers.

The designer papers are from Bo Bunny.  I used an EK Success punch for the border.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft.

Other Challenges: Magnolia Stamp Lovers

Thanks for shopping...stopping by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cowgirl Up!

Yippy Ky Ya, ya'll!!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another 7 Kids College Fund challenge.  This week we want you to "Strip It Down"!!  Now, you may create your card with no clothes on, but what we mean is that we only want you to use 2 designer papers in your project.  Let me tell you that was very difficult for me!!  I love layers!

Anyways...onto the elements I used on my card.  I used Cowboy Tilda and Cactus from the new Bon Voyage collection from Magnolia.  The whole Bon Voyage collection can be purchased from 7 Kids College Fund.  They ship super fast!  I stamped my images on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I used copic sketch markers to color with.  You can find a list of what I used at the end of this post. 
My designer paper is from Debbie Mum.  "Cowgirl Up" is cut from the Wild West Cricut cartridge.

Skin:  E00, E21, R20
boots and hat:  R22, R29, R39
hair: E42, E43, E44
shirt:  B0000, B000, B42, B45
skirt:  E53, E42, E43, E44, E33
cactus and ground:  G21, G20, G82, BG93, E53, E44

Other Challenges:  Totally Tilda

Check out the news over at 7 Kids College Fund!!

1.) Martha Stewart Punches are on SALE through August 24th! Tab has added lots of new Halloween ones to her store too! COUPON CODE is: MSPUNCH.  I just love the new Halloween punches, a must have in my book!!

2.) 5 New Cosmo Cricket DP packs are in the store!

3.) New Bon Voyage Magnolia Doohickey Dies are now available for pre-order!!

4.) Magnolia Ink Cozy Autumn Magazine now on Pre-order.  I absolutely LOVE this magazine.  It is full of great ideas and inspiration!
Have a wonderful day!!  See you tomorrow!


Gift Bag - The Pixie Cottage

Good Morning everyone!!  This week at The Pixie Cottage the theme is "Anything But A Card" so I decided to make a gift bag.  The stamp is from their stamp of the month and it's a digi stamp.  This is the first time I used a digi stamp.  I'm not really sure what it is but I just can't seem to get into the digi era!!  Whether it be scrapbooking or card making, I really like the hands on nature of it all.  Not that I don't like the way this turned out, I'd just rather have a rubber stamp in my hands!!

Here is the nitty gritty...The desginer paper that I used is from Creative Memories.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border of the bag and for my handle.  The cute little charm is from Making Memories.  Of course, I used copic sketch markers.  Here is a list of what I used: RV29, BG93, E42,YR31, E53,G21,E44, E00, E33, Y21.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Hi everyone!  Good to see you today!  This week's challenge at Cute Card Thursday is called Tree-mendous!  We want you to use a tree in your creation. 

Lady Tilda is masked onto Magnolia's Oak Tree, then I paper toiled (is that a word??) another Lady Tilda image on top of the original image.  I stamped both Lady Tilda and the tree onto Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I used copic sketch markers to color with:  BG93, E53, E42, E50, R01, E44, Y23, W3, ROOO, E51, Y21, E42, E21, G82, BV23, BV20, BV31, BV0000, W1, R12, E57, E43, E53, R11.  The tree and Tilda and both mounted onto CTMH cardstock and my inside sentiment is from SU.  The tree has some bling on it but you can't tell in the picture.  My camera broke at the last minute so my pictures are not as good as they should be, sorry!!

I have also entered this card into the Totally Tilda challenge, which calls for a shaped card.
Thanks for stopping by, make it a great day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pixie Cottage

It's Pixie Cottage time!!  Today we have an awesome sketch to follow and/or fancy fold.  I chose to follow the sketch.  The flowers and lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The designer paper is from CTMH and the adorable dolly paper was a gift from my BFF Jenny!  I cut the die out with the Lacy Labels cartridge from Cricut.  The string of gems is from Jolee.   The sentiment in the inside is from Memory Makers.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come by again soon!!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp! Blessings

Hello everyone!  I'm glad you stopped by today!  Today's card is for Sunday Sketch and Stamp.  We have a wonderful sketch from the wonderfully talented Claire.  Here is the sketch she created

and here is my card
Children are such a blessing, sometimes people forget what pure miracles we are all.  To celebrate this blessing, I created this card with an adorable new hÄnglar & stÄnglar.  Designer papers are from Bo Bunny, I'm not sure who make the pink rose paper.  I hand stitched around all the paper elements with #5 pearl cotton.  The die I used was from the Lacy Labels cartridge from Cricut.  The cute little sentiment is from Memory Makers.  She stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.   I used copic sketch markers to color with.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I just adore the rose buds from them.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Summer Fun, One Stop Craft Challenge!!

Hi everyone!!  Well, sadly we are nearing the end of summer.  Josh has already gone back to school!!  Thankfully our neighborhood pool is still open!  I made this little sign to hang while we are swimming.  I made the matching little frame to go with it.  I picked up a wooden frame from Michaels and covered it with desginer paper (from my stash).
I used Beach Tilda on both projects.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I used copic sketch markers to color with.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon is from SU

The adorable (I just may be a little bias) little sweetie in the picture is Katie.
Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Whateva!

I've been itching to do some Halloween stuff and this week at Cute Card Thursday our challenge is "Whateva" so I thought here is my chance!!  I made this adorable 8 drawer trinket box.  It has a bunch of details and took some time to make but all in all I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Here are the ingredients!
Designer paper is Basic Grey Eerie and CTMH; the spider buttons are from JoAnns.
Stamps: little pumpkins are from SU, large pumpkins are Magnolia and the little witch is from hÄnglar & stÄnglar Halloween 2008 collection.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  The haunted house stamp is from Alota.  I stamped the haunted house image in Versamark then I used black embossing powder and embossed it.  The trees are cut with my Cricut, Paper Dolls cartridge.

Here are the copics I used to color with: BG93, E21, E35, BV20, YR01, R20, N0, E44, YR04, C5, W3, YR02, E00 W1, Y38, E33, E43, Y38, R11, E50, TY63, BV23

Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add:  HERE is the tutorial I followed for the box.  You will need to translate it into english and I added 4 extra drawers.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A New Challenge Blog from 7 Kids College Fund!!!

How exciting!!  I am overjoyed to share with you a brand new challenge blog from 7 Kids College Fund.  In honor of the 7 Kids logo, for our first challenge we are asking that you create something that is pink and has polka dots.  How fun is that?  Oh, and the best part of all...7 Kids College Fund is sponsoring all of our challenges!  The randomly drawn first prize is going to be a $50 gift certificate to the store!!    The design team will then pick their Top 3 and they can display our awesome blinkie on their sidebar.  Out of the top 3 we will chose one to be guest designer for our next challenge!

Here is my inspiration for you.  I used Ballerina Tilda.  She is stamped on Neenah Solor White super smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The beads are from Jolee'.  And my designer paper is from Basic Grey, Koishi and Cappella.  I used copic sketch markers to color with.  Sorry, I was such in a hurry to get this card done that I forgot to list the copics that I used.  Here are a few that I can think of off the top of my head, E00, E21, R00, R01, R02, R20, E50, E53, E30, E33.

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I hope you will play along with us, I look forward to seeing your creations!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Pixie Cottage - Challenge #30

It's Pixie Cottage time!  I will be guest designer for The Pixie Cottage for the month of August too!!  This week we have a great sketch and the theme is "Feeling Blue".

I cut the oval and leaf border with my Cricut, it is from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  My designer papers are from my stash and I colored with copics.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Check Out the New Challenge Blog from 7 Kids College Fund!!

Today I'm so excited to share the good news with you!  7 Kids College Fund  now has it's very own Challenge Blog!!  The first Challenge will start this Wednesday, August 4th with the theme pink and polka dots!  And your just not going to believe what the prize is!!.....A $50 (yes, I said $50) gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund.  The challenge will run for two weeks, every other Wednesday.  There will be one randomly drawn winner and the design team will also choose three projects to proudly display our Top 3 blinkie!  So, get geared up for Wednesday, we are all so excited about the new challenge blog!!