Thursday, September 30, 2010


WOOHOO! Happy Friday! And that means that it's time for a new challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers! This week, the challenge is brought to us by the lovely and very talented Michele (You've GOT to check out her hand made flowers!!) Michele's challenge is vintage/shabby chic. For my card, I chose to use this adorable fairy called Hannah. She's colored with ProMarkers and then cut out and popped up. The flourishes and doily are Doohickey dies by Magnolia from Magnolia-licious. Bow is made from May Arts silk ribbon.  Please be sure and visit the rest of my sister Divas to see their gorgeous creations, and then we'd love it if you'd join us in the challenge. But remember, you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!  Hugs!

Delightful Challenges - purple, green, and black color challenge!


Hi everyone! It's almost Friday! YAY! And since it's Thursday, that means it's time for a new challenge from Delightful Challenges!  We are sponsored this week by Kut 4 U.  Our challenge is to use the colors purple, green, and black. I threw a few other colors in there, but for the majority of the card, those are definitely my main colors. I used Frankie Ridley along with the haunted house from the Halloween Accessory Set.

The fence is cut with my Cricut Expression from the Paper Dolls cartridge. I honestly can't remember if it was Everyday or Dress Up. See what happens when you use the Gypsy and don't have to dig out all those cartridges anymore? LOL! Anyway, I curved the fence out from the card, so they're attached to the card on both sides, and then curved out through the center of the fence.  Please be sure to visit Delightful Challenges to see what the rest of my talented DT sisters came up with for this challenge. And don't forget to hop over HERE to see the Digital Delights DT have come up with for today as well. Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PTW - Sketch Week

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you're having a fabulous week! It's time for a new Papertake Weekly challenge, and this week it's one of Dawny's awesome sketches. This week we're being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. I decided to feature this adorable cutie pie, #3024 Tilda in petticoat, colored with Copic markers. She's available from Diana at Magnolia-licious.


The cardstock is Bazzill cardstock and the PP are from Nitwits (LOVE these fall papers!!). The bow is made from May Arts silk ribbon and the buttons are just from my stash threaded with embroidery thread. Lots of machine stitching on this one, too. Please be sure to visit Papertake Weekly so you can feast your eyes on the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team. Then we'd love it if you grab your paper and glue and join us in the challenge! You could win a fabulous prize from Simon Says Stamp! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hanglar and Stanglar thank you card using ProMarkers and Blog Candy Winner!!


Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! I know I sure am! I slept LATE today! I'm still trying to get rid of the last of this yucky cold, so I guess I needed it. I need to get a bunch of thank you cards done, so this is the start of them. Expect to see a few more. LOL! This one uses a cute Hanglar and Stanglar image, and this time she's colored with my Letraset ProMarkers! Isn't she adorable? The colors of the Promarkers are truly, truly beautiful! They have such a "soft" feeling to many of them. And they blend beautifully too! I really like the way she turned out. I also printed out the circle sentiment from my computer and colored the font with the same color as her outfit.


Cardstock is Bazzill, DP is Basic Grey, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the lacy strip was made with a Martha Stewart punch and Bazzill cardstock. Ribbon is from Stamp and Create. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Almost forgot to pull the blog candy winner for the Magnolia-liciou Blog Hop! So without further ado...here we go..... drum roll please.........


Another early bird!!! And the winner is.....


Congrats Kate!! Please email me your address and I'll get your Tilda and bat stamp in the mail! Thanks to everyone for playing along! Hugs!

Peggy Loves Vintage - Yuletide Log


LOL! I think this guy has really been enjoying the Holiday season!! Isn't this image so fun? It's from a brand new cd at Peggy Loves Vintage,  Christmas Volume 13. It is jam packed with fabulous Christmas images that makes sending a hand made card easier than ever before! I simply printed this off and matted it! That's it!  Please visit Peggy Loves Vintage to see the rest of the fantastic images on this brand new cd! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Have a fantastic weekend! hugs!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - Diamonds and Pearls


WooHoo!! Happy Friday everyone!! It's time for a new Wags 'n Whiskers challenge, and this weeks challenge is Diamonds and Pearls from the lovely and talented Emma. I chose to use this gorgeous image called "Say a Prayer", and I just adore her for those really special cards when someone is having a tough time.  She's colored with Copic markers and cut out and popped up off the Nestabilities circle.


You might think I cheated a little bit cause the "diamond" part of my card is the Diamond Stickles I used on her wings. :0)  And of course I used Kaiser half backed pearls, some pretty lace and May Arts silk ribbon for the bow. cardstock is Bazzill and printed paper is digital from Bearly Mine. The seniment is just computer generated. Copics used are listed below. We'd love it if you joined us in the challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers, but remember you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image in order to win! Also, please be sure to visit my sister Divas blogs to see their amazing creations with Diamonds and Pearls!



Copics:  dress B0000, 91, and 95   skin: E11 and 00,  hair: E97, 99, and 17;  around the white W1 and 2

Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! hugs!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Delightful Challenges - Make it Sparkle!


Hi everyone and happy Thursday! It's time for a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges, and this week the challenge is Make it Sparkle!  For my card, I used Fairy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Isn't she precious? I colored her with Copic markers and cut her out. She's popped up from the page along with the cloud I cut out with my Cricut Expression.  ( Want a chance to win a free Cricut cartridge a slew of fabulous digital images???  Be sure to check out the details at Delightful Challenges!!!) Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts,  cardstock is Bazzill, and PP are digi from Bearly Mine. That beauitful lacy ribbon and those pretty butterflies are gifts from my wonderful friend, Suzan. Thank you Suzan!!!! And of course I had to use May Arts silk ribbon to make the pretty bow! I also used lots of Stickles.


 Please be sure and visit Delightful Challenges to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team, and don't forget our sister design team for Digital Delights! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! I truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to visit and say hi! Big hugs!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's time for a new Papertake weekly challenge, and this week the challenge is Animal Magic! So either use the image of an animal, an animal print, or even something about an animal in your sentiment! We're being sponsored by the fabulous Wendy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  For my card, I chose to use the adorable Dilly Duck with Ladybug colored with Copic markers.


The flowers were cut with my Cricut Expression and the good old George and Basic Shapes cartridge from Hallmark Scrapbook. Cardstock is Bazzill, DP is digital from Nitwits, and the fabulous ribbon is May Arts from Stamp and Create. Please be sure and visit Papertake Weekly to see the rest of the fabulous creations by my DT sisters, then grab your paper and glue and play along with us! You might get lucky and win a fabulous prize from Digital Delights! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Magnolia-licious Blog hop - Bats and Broomsticks!!!!

Woohoo!!!! It's time for another Manolia-licious blog hop! This month our theme is Bats and Broomsticks! I love Halloween and all the fun it brings. I love draping spider webs and creepy music and tombstones in the yard!! LOL! If you made your way here from the oh-so-talented Janiel, then you're on the right track. If not, then please head back to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to start at the beginning.  I don't want you to miss any of the spooktacular delights the design team has cooked up for you in their cauldrons!  I chose to use this adorable #398 Sitting Witch Tilda,  the cutest bat in the history of stamps #479 Bat. The tombston is also a Magnolia stamp from the So Spooky collection, but it appears it's not in stock right now. If you're interested, please just send Diana an email and ask her if she's got some on order. There are tons of fabulous Halloween stamps in stock and available right now over at Magnolia-licious!

Now for the FUN stuff! I'm giving away this cute Sitting Witch Tilda stamp along with the adorable bat stamp to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post before midnight Friday night, Sept 24th!! One comment per person please, and I'll ship anywhere. Now it's time to make your way over to see the fabulously talented Mindy! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Cutting Cafe - A Hauntingly Fun Halloween and Design Team Call!!!

Talk about fun and super quick and easy to make! Regina over at The Cutting Cafe' just came out with this adorable Witch Boot shaped card that I absolutely have fallen in love with! It also comes along with a matching envelope (not shown). I just cut it out on my Pazzle with the WPC file, but if you can't use that file, thn you can just cut it out with your scissors! Isn't it the cutest witch boot you've ever seen??!! Please hop over to The Cutting Cafe' to check out this set, plus a ton of other cut and fun Halloween sets she has to offer! If you enjoy working with digital images and want to be part of a fabulous team, Regina is currently looking for some new designers. Click HERE for the details. Thanks for stopping by to see me and hope to see you tonorrow for the Magnolia-licious blog hop! There will be prizes up for grabs! Hugs!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - Birthday card challenge!!

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge from Wags 'n Whiskers, and this week the new challenge is from me! So with today being my birthday, I chose the challenge of making a birthday card. I made this little lovely for my wonderful Mom-in-law whose birthday is Sept 13th. I used this beautiful image called Angel Whispers. I truly love this image and she's so versatile and could be used for anything! She's colored with Copic markers and then cut out with round Nestabilities. The beautiful butterfly is a Marianne D die that is available at Nikki's shop Bunny Zoe's Crafts! These dies are soooo beautiful!! I love them!! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the gorgeous ribbon is May Arts silk ribbon available at Lacey's shop Stamp and Create! The paper is digital from Bearly Mine. We'd love it if you would join us in the challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers, but remember to win, you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image!  Also please be sure to visit all my Diva sisters to see their fabulous creations and don't forget to leave them some love!


Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Delightful Challenges - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!!!

Happy Thursday! It's time for a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges for Digital Delights by Louby Loo. For the challenge this week, Wendy is asking for a pumpkin somewhere on your project. For my card this week, I chose to use Ghost Billy and his Bat Balloons (available on the Holidays CD) along with Spooky Pumpkin. All coloring is done with Copic markers and the pumpkin is cut out and popped up off the card. Boo is cut with the Cricut Expression and the Mickey Font. The papers are digital from Nitwits. Please be sure to pop over to Delightful Challenges and check out all my DT sisters fabulous creations, and don't forget about our sister team for Digital Delights. Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hi everyone! I'm back from my wonderful weekend away with hubby, and I contracted a nasty cold in the process. I was so disappointed to be sniffling, sneezing, and feeling bad while we were in San Francisco. Today has been the worst day yet, so I'm hoping tomorrow will be better as I am back to work. Please forgive me for any typos that might be contained in this post as I'm surely not functioning at 100%. With it being Tuesday, it's time for a new challenge from Dawny at Papertake Weekly, and this week she did something different and fun! Today it's an inspirational challenge and we're being sponsored by the fabuous Katharina at Whiff of Joy! Take a look at this photo and let it inspire you in some way with your project. Whether it be colors, shapes, whatever. Just let your creative self be free and create!


For my card, I chose to use #277 Bon Voyage Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection available at Magnolia-licious! Every stamp in this collections is so adorable! She's colored with Copic markers and then popped up from the card for dimension. The card shape itself was cut with my Cricut and Wild Card cartridge along with the Hi which was cut with the Mickey Font cartridge.


I think you can tell I took my inspiration from the colors in the picture using lots of pinks and purples.  The heart Tilda is sitting in is cut with Nestabilities. The cardstock is Bazzill and the paper is digital from Bearly Mine Designs.  Of course I had to use the May Arts silk ribbon to make the bow and the flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Please be sure and hop over to Papertake weekly to see the rest of the fabulous creations from the design team, and we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! You might get lucky and win a fabulous prize! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - Fall/Earthy colors

Well, if all goes well, you will be reading this. If not...uh oh! LOL! Right now I'm in San Francisco with hubby, and I'm sure we're having a fabulous time! LOL! It's time for a new Wags 'n Whiskers challenge, and this weeks challenge is brought to us from the oh so fabulously talented Lacey! Lacey is asking us to use Fall/Earthy colors like reds, oranges, greens, browns, etc.  I love the rich colors of fall, so I loved doing this challenge. I chose to use this gorgeous stamp called Love You Sis, and colored it with Copic markers. This stamp is available in both rubber AND digital!


Cardstock is Bazzill and printed papers are digital. Those yummy flowers and beautiful rhinestone leaves were a gift from my wonderful friend, Suzan. THANK YOU SUZAN!! I also added a bow made with May Arts silk ribbon, and hung a leaf charm from it. We'd love it if you would play along with the challenge, but remember....in order to win the prize, you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image!  Also, please visit my Diva DT sisters to see their fabulous creations this week!!


Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Ribbons, ribbons, and more ribbons with color scheme!!!

  Welcome toThursday and a brand new challenge from Wendy for Delightful Challenges! Wendy has the cutest images at Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and they're so much fun to color! Wendy's challenge this week is Ribbons, Ribbons, and more ribbons along with a color scheme of gorgeous fall colors! We're being sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbons. For my card, I chose to use this adorable giraffe holding up a sign. I just ran him through my printer to put the sentiment on it.


He's colored with Copic markers and then cut out and popped up off the page. Cardstock is Bazzill and the printed papers are digital. Ribbon and buttons are from my stash, and all the panels are machine stitched. Please be sure and pop over to Delightful Challenges to see what my design team sisters have created for your viewing pleasure today. And don't forget to check in on our sister design team for Digital Delights to see their fabulous creations as well! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Papertake Weekly sketch week!


Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! I love long weekends, don't you? It's back to work today, but for three days only for me this week. On Friday I'll be enjoying myself with a weekend away with hubby over in San Francisco. But today, it's time for a new challenge from Dawny over at Papertake Weekly, and this week it's a sketch challenge! We're being sponsored by the fabulous Katharina at Whiff of Joy.


For my card today, I used this beautiful Magnolia stamp from Magnolia-licious. #301 Tilda with Umbrella from the Bon Voyage collection. I thought she was perfect for a shower card! She's colored with Copic markers and then cut out and popped up off the card front with dimensional tape. The frame she's on was cut with my Cricut Expression from the Storybook cartridge. There is no shadow feature, but using the Gypsy, I just reduced/enlarged the size twice with that little slider feature and voila, a shadow!


The DP are Basic Grey Porcelain line, and the cardstock is Bazzill.  I created the sentiment with my MS Word program and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with some added diamond Stickles and a couple branches from a Martha Stewart punch. The panels are all machine stitched , and I added a bow made from May Arts silk ribbon and an umbrella charm. The center border was created using a Martha Stewart border punch.


Please be sure to visit Papertake Weekly to see the rest of the fabulous creations by my awesomely talented design team sisters, then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and join us in the challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Whiff of Joy! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Cutting Cafe Sun Shaped card


Hi everyone! Hope your enjoying your day! I sure am as it's a three day weekend for me! I wanted to show you what is probably my last summery card for this year. I used this awesome sun shaped card from The Cutting Cafe. It comes along with an envelope and some sentiments especially made for this set as well! I cut it with a base of Bazzill cardstock, and then cut the front with polka dot paper from PTI. Reginal also just released an awesome new set called You're in my thoughts greetings inside and out. Wow! This set contains 65 sentiments for both the inside and out of your cards!! AWESOME! Be sure to check it out! The cute image I used is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo called Scrubbie Sue and Floatie, and she's on sale right now along with everything else in the shop for a Labor Day sale.  Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back tomorrow for a new Papertake Weekly challenge! Hugs!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - Glitter it up!



WOOHOO! It's Friday and a three day weekend! YAHOO!! That means it's time for a new challenge from Wags 'n Whiskers (yep...we're now back to weekly challenges!). This week's challenge is by the very talented Tracy, and she's asking us to use glitter on our projects.  For my card, I chose to use this adorable image called Toby's Tasty Treat! Wish I could balance a cupcake on my tail. Well....come to think if it, I guess I kinda do....especially since that's exactly where it goes when I eat one! Oh dear...I just noticed that one of my pearls fell off the flourish before I took this picture! So sorry for the hole, but it's fixed now! Toby is colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe', and the gorgeous silk ribbon, charm,  and pink pearls are from Stamp and Create.  Cardstock is Bazzill and DP are from Nitwits.  I used diamond Stickles on Toby's hat and around the sentiment as well.  Please be sure and visit the rest of my Diva sisters  to check out their fabulous creations!!  Then we'd love it if you'd play along with us in the challenge. But remember, in order to win the prize, you MUST use a Wags 'n Whiskers image!


Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Digital Delights - September release!!!



Happy Thursday everyone!! Guess what! It's time for a new release of adorable Halloween images from Digital Delights by Louby Loo  along with a brand new challenge from Delightful Challenges!! This weeks challenge from Wendy is "Show us those Halloween cards"!  Is this not the sweetest little trick or treater you've ever seen? She truly is too cute to spook! Her name is Pumpkin Lara and she's available right now over at Digital Delights! The sentiment is from the new Halloween Sentiment Set . I just printed it out on my cardstock and cut around the oval. Easy Peasy!! Those cute little bats up in the left hand corner was cut from the image Ghost Billy and his bat balloons which is available on the Holidays and Seasons DVD Volume 1. I just used those cute bats!  



Pumpkin Lara and the bats are colored with Copic markers, and then cut out and popped up off the card front for dimension. The fence is from a Martha Stewart border punch, and that spooky castle was cut with my Cricut Expression and Paper Dolls Dress Up cart. That glorious black bow (hidden behind the watermark) was made using May Arts silk ribbon and the fabulous Bow Easy. Please be sure and check out all the wonderful images available at Digital Delights, and don't forget to take a good gander at what the rest of the awesome Design Team has come up with, too!! Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and join us in the challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hugs!

September Magnolia-licious Design Team challenge

WOW! September 1st, can you believe it??!! I've got a lot going on in the next couple of weeks. I am FINALLY going to a Copic Certification class over in Oakland, CA on the 11th!! YAY!!! I'm so excited! If anyone has any advice on what I should take with me for the class, I would greatly appreciate it! AND, then my LSS Scrapbook Paradise asked me to teach my very first card class and it's all set up for Oct 7th!!!!! I'm so jazzed I can hardly stand it!  LOL!  Ok...back on track...sorry bout chatting so much!  :)  With today being Sept 1st, it's time for a new Magnolia-licious sketch challenge. This month, the awesomely talented Becca Feeken is hosting us! And instead of a card sketch, Becca issued us a challenge to make either a backpack or a suitcase along with a Bon Voyage image. You can find the links for the tutorials over at Magnolia-licious Highlites. Needless to say, when I saw the backpack (soooo cute!) took 31 steps to complete, I chose to make the suitcase! LMBO! It was so quick and easy and it's the most adorable way to give a gift card! I love it!!!

For my card, I used #229 Cowgirl Tilda (currently out of stock on reorder),  #431 cactus#505 travel sign, #620 ticket,  and #738 See you later.  They're all colored with Copic markers, and all but the sign are cut out and some of them are popped up for dimension. Cardstock is Bazzill and DP are digital downloads from Nitwit Collections. I snagged some cable cord from my hubby's stash and used it for rope. There is machine stitching around the outside of the card and I also added a couple punched borders courtesy of a MS border punch. I kept the suitcase rustic so it would go with the western theme, and I could just imagine the clasp being broken and them tying it closed with some rope.  All the stamps I used are from the Bon Voyage collection which is available at Magnolia-licious.


So that's it for me today! Please be sure and pop over to Magnolia-licious Highlites and see what my amazing DT sisters did for this challenge. And then grab those Tilda's and make your own for a chance to win a prize! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again tomorrow for the new release of Digital Delights images! They're too cute for words!
Hugs!