Sunday, October 31, 2010

Birthday cake

Happy Sunday!!  Today I have two posts for you, the first one is for our Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  This week's theme is "Hide and Seek".  We want you to create a card or project where the sentiment/words are hidden at first glance.  I decided I would make a cake...a paper one, of course, and make it a fun one by creating little surprises to find.  (I'll post a tutorial on how to make the cake soon.)  Here is my hide and seek project for your viewing pleasure....

I have used three different Magnolia stamps, Bon Voyage Tilda is on the top of the cake, Spring Tilda is on the right.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I used copic sketch markers and Distress Inks.  A list of the ones I used is at the bottom of this post.   I embellished the flowers with Diamond Stickles.

I'm not sure where the designer papers came from, they did not have any markings on them.  Flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I absolutely LOVE these flowers.  The best thing about them is when I add stickles to them, they do not bleed.  I got that awesome green vine from our local scrapbook store, Simple Pleasures Stamps
Here is a view of the "hide and seek" sentiment from on top of the cake.
Here is the cake opened up to reveal all the hidden treasures.  I attached the gift card to the back of the sentiment with removable double-sided tape.  It also makes it nice and sturdy for the topper.

Copics:  G82, BG93, Y21, R29, R39, R11, E00, E01, E21, E50, E53, E33, E41, E43, E44, E35
Distress Inks: Vintage Linen and Walnut Stain

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Apothecary jar

Hi everyone!!  One Stop Craft Challenge is celebrating it's 2nd blogiversary we are holding our first ever blog hop!!  There is lots of fun and excitement going on!  First off, if our challenge for the week, which is "Anything Goes"!  There are a ton of sponsor's this week, so be sure to check out the challenge blog and see all the prizes!  Next is the blog hop with all of the awesome's design team's creations!!  Read carefully, because you never know when a design team member will have a fabulous prize she is offering also!  If you came here from the fabulous Janet's blog, you are on the right track.  Be sure to hop on over to the awesomely talented Lorraine's blog when you are finished here.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to the end for a surprise!

Now...onto my project...

One last project for Halloween...whew...finally!  Not that I don't absolutely love Halloween, but I'm a bit tired of making cards and projects for it!  Anyway...I made this apothecary jar for Josh's teacher.  The black is all vinyl that I cut with the October 31st cartridge from Circut.  The image on the card is a Yummy Frogs from Pink Cat Studio.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the spider web under the card.

Here is a close up of the card.

Then I filled it up with yummy gluten free treats!

I hope your having fun doing the blog hop!  Now I have some blog candy for you!!  In celebration of fall I have the following stamps and a $10 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund for a randomly drawn person. 

C.C. Designs Sugarplums Apple Emma, and Vintage Tilda from the Merry Little Christmas Collection!  Both are new and in the package.

The rules are simple:

1.  enter your name using Mr. Linky
2. become a follower if you are not already
3.  have fun!

I will pick a winner Thursday, November 4th and announce it on my blog.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snow Fairy

Yes, I know it's only October but by now, in Colorado, we usually have had our first major snow storm.  The mountains have received a bit of snow already...Pikes Peak finally has snow on it again.  I just love seeing the snow up there!  This week at Cute Card Thursday the theme is "So Transparent", create a clear card or use a transparent element.

The front of my card is made with pieces of acetate, I embossed them with snowflakes and added a few punched snowflakes on the side as well.  The blue border is from the Lacy Labels cartridge from Cricut.  The Snowfairy is from Nellie Snellen and my one lonely piece of designer paper is from Bo Bunny (I think this is first time ever that I only used one piece of designer paper!! LOL!).

If you look really close you can see the embossed acetate.

Here is the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Time for another great challenge at 7 Kids Challenge Blog.  It was Ann's turn this week and she chose a birthday card!  Now seriously you can never have enough birthday cards! 

Secret Tilda is such a versatile image, birthdays, christmas or just because!  She is available for pre-order at 7 Kids College Fund along with all of the other adorable Christmas images from the Merry Little Christmas collection.  And did I mention that this week's prize is two Magnolia images of your choice!

As usual, she is stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  
I used copic sketch markers and distress inks to the color the image and Diamond Stickles to embellish the flowers.  I used the Lacy Labels cartridge from cricut to cut the die.  Flowers are from WOC.

Copics: W00, W1, R00, R01, R02, RV93, RV95, E41, E42, E43, E44, E00, E21, E93, BV0000, BV20, BV23

Distress Inks:  Tattered Rose, Milled Lavendar and Walnut Stain

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Batty for you...

Wow, I can't believe Halloween is a week away!  Where the heck did October go?  Today at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have an awesome color challenge for you!  It doesn't have to have a Halloween theme, we want you to use lime green, orange, purple and white!  (and black, if you want to).  This week's sponsor is ROBYN’S FETISH, the winner will get to choose 5 Digital products.

I thought this awesome hAnglar bat boy went perfectly with the designer papers (from K & Company).  My cardstock is from CTMH, one thing that I absolutely LOVE about their cardstock is that is has a white core.  I embossed my lime green and orange paper and used sand paper to distress it and pull out the highlights.

copics:  BV20, BV23, BV25, E00, R11, E21, W1, W3, E42, E43, E44

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 18, 2010


OK, last post of the day...really.  This luminary was made for the challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  Our challenge was to something other than a card!  Well I have to say, I just love making "non-card" items!  I chose to make this luminary, and it was really quite easy.  I found the tutorial for it here.  I made a few alternations to turn it into a luminary.
For my images, I used a technique that my awesome Stampin' Up demonstrator Lisa taught me.  It is called "stained glass".  First you stamp your image on vellum with black ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder, then on the backside you color your image!  Easy!  I used my Stampin' Up markers because I thought they looked better on the vellum.  I then cut out my images and glue dotted them to my shimmery cloth like paper. 

The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  I used garland ribbon from Michaels for my tyes, flower are from WOC and snowflakes are K & Company.  The border on the top is a Martha Stewart punch.  I have to say I am quickly becoming a Martha Stewart punch junkie!

Magnolia images:
Tilda as Lucia

Here are views from all sides:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed today's project.


Let it Snow!!

As you may know, I live in Colorado.  What you may not know is that our first major snow storm is usually in October, somewhere near Halloween!  I love this cute little hAnglar girl, she was sent to me by a friend!  I was very honored to be Guest Designer for Lovely hAnglar Only Challenge.  This is my last week doing so and I just loved this challenge!  Make an easel card that is not a square!  As soon as I heard about the challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

I cut a giantic snowflake from the Child's Year catridge from Cricut and attached it to a circle background. Then I used lots of sparkle and bling to create a beautiful snowflake!

If you are wondering how I got it to stand up like an easel card, I simply bent the end of the snowflake and tucked it under my sentiment.  I did the same with the "middle" part, using the top of the snowflake and bent it over the cirlce to create a card.

Designer paperk is TPC Studio's.  I thought I wrote down the copics that I used, but I must of lost it because I can't find them now!  The smaller snowflakes are from K & Company.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Haunting

Wow!! I am majorly behind in my posts!!  The fall weather has got the best of me!  Anyways.. This card is for this weeks challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge.  All you need to do to participate is make a Halloween card! 

My images are from C.C. Designs, Halloween Birgitta and Halloween Scene.  The awesome spider flower is from Recollections, other flowers are Prima

List of copics used:
E30, E53, E33, E21, E42, E43, E44, E00, YR00, YR000, RY31, YR01, YR0000, Y00, Y21, Y38, Y0000, W00, W1, W3, W7, 100, BG93, G82

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You Light Up My Life

I used Fairy Tale Dragonflies and Mini Tilda from Magnolia's Fairy Tale Collection.  They are stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I colored them with copic markers and used

Sorry the picture is blurry!  I wanted to take a picture without my Ottlite on to get the full effect of the light.
Copics:  BV0000, B0000, E01, E00, E41, E43, Y0000, YR000

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wishing You A Happy Christmas from Josh & Katie

I can not begin to tell you how thrilled and honored I was to be chosen as Guest Designer for The Lovely hAnglar Only Challenge!!  And on top of that my new kit arrived from Sweden with this handsome pair in it.

Designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket, lacy and flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft and got the silver stars from Michaels. 

List of copics used to color with: 

E30, E41, G12, BG93, E43, E44, E21, E42, E00, E21, E31, E33, E35,  R11, G82, BG10

Thanks for taking a look!

Layers and Flowers

Time for another challenge at 7 Kids Challenge Blog.  It's Manuela's turn and her challenge is to use Layers and Flowers on your card!  This week's prize is a $20 gift certificate to use toward the purchase of the new Zva Creative Flowers.  Tab an awesome variety at 7 Kids College Fund.
I used Tilda with Cherries, however I made the cherries into blueberries!!  I really wanted to use these designer papers from K & Company.  She is stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  I paper pieced her dress to match the designer paper and colored her using copic sketch markers
Hair:  E41, E42, E43, E44
Skin:  E00, E21
Socks and Berries:  B95, B97
Shoes and Basket:  E31, E33, E35
I didn't have any jewels that matched so I colored clear jewels with B97 to match my designer paper.  It's pretty easy to do, just color, wait for them to dry for a few minutes and then place them on your project!!   I also colored my sprig of "berries" in the flowers with B97.
Thanks for dropping by today!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Snowy Holiday

Good morning everyone.  Sorry my post is late!  This week at Cute Card Thursday we want you to make your own embellishments!!  All my embellishments are made from muslin.  My Christmas card doubles as an ornament for the receiver!  How cute is that?

Vintage Tilda is from the new Merry Little Christmas collection from Magnolia and Snowy Circle form the So Jolly collection.  Designer paper is from Creative Imaginations.
Here is what the ornament looks like.  I finished off the back also but didn't take a picture of it.

Front of the card under the ornament.  Sentiment is from CTMH.

ETA: the ornament is simply attched with the ribbon hanger onto the back of the card with a piece of tape.  Nothing fancy or anything, LOL!  The flower embellishment was made by fraying the edges of a strip of muslin and sewing a running stich to gather the material, like a yo-yo.

And finally the inside of the card.

Copics used to color with: BV00, B95, B93, B97, BV04, E31, E33, E44, E43, E21, E00, B41, BV02, W1, W00, W3, BV0000.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

An apple a day

Hello everyone!  It was my turn to come up with a sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.  Here is my sketch:

Fall absolutely has to be my favorite time of year.  I love pumpkins, apples, fall leaves, the chilly weather!  Oh, by the way, it is 35 degrees this morning!!  I also love all of the cooking opportunities that comes with fall.  I don't know about you, but in the summer, I just don't feel like cooking a lot.  I especially hate putting the oven on when it is hot outside!  Apple butter, apple sauce, pumpkin pie, chilli, beef stew...yum!  I would love for you to share some of your fall recipes with me.  You can e-mail me your recipe and I'll post them on my blog.  I will have a special prize for the one that I like the most!!  The prize will be Apple Tilda!  Like the one I used for my card.  Here is my e-mail address: .
OK, here is my card.  I used Apple Tilda and Apple Basket from the Travel and School Collection.  The images are, of course, stamped on Neenah Super Smooth paper and stamp with Memento Black Ink.  The designer paper is from K & Company and flowers are WOC.

I'll be back later to update with the list of copics that I used.
Have a wonderful crisp fall day!