Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tilda card and some very exciting news!

I'm sooooo excited to announce that I am now a member of the Magnolia-licious design team. I have fallen completely in love with these stamps, so you can't imagine how happy I was to get the invitation from them! This is my first card as a design team member, and it's for the March sketch challenge.

You know, I was never much of a sketch person before, but the more I'm doing them, I'm really starting to like them! The DP for this one is Kaiser, and the stamp of course is Magnolia. Cardstock is Bazzill.
I colored her with my wonderful Copic markers and added some ribbon and a Prima flower with a Making Memories brad in it. Oh and the photo corners are from a Cuttlebug die. All of these products are available at Hallmark Scrapbook.

I've seen a few people taking pics of their copics they used, and I know it sure helps me. So thought I would jump on that bandwagon too! Hope it helps you!

Thanks so much for stopping by to check on me today and I sure hope to see you back again soon! Have a wonderful Sunday!! HUGS!

Hog Wild about the Irish

Happy Friday everyone!!! I've got some exciting news to announce on Sunday, so stay tuned! I just felt like doing a light hearted, whimsical card tonight, so that's exactly what I did! I grabbed this cute stamp I just got from Whippersnapper, and was looking at it after I stamped it trying to figure out what I wanted to do when this popped into my head!
I colored the stamp with my Copic markers (coming soon to Hallmark Scrapbook), and I think it clearly shows I still need to learn a lot more about those! The DP is Nana's Kids and cardstock is Bazzill.

I added a couple Prima Flowers with some Making Memories brads in the center, and then printed off the sentiment from my computer which is double popped for dimension. Used my new favorite MS border punch too!! A lot of you will be happy to see that Hallmark Scrapbook is going to be carrying the Martha Stewart border punches!! And she ships anywhere!! YAY!!

That was all there was to it! Quite simple really! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon!! HUGS!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Three Clovers Thursday Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Thursday, and that means it's time for our next Three Clovers Thursday challenge over at Three Clovers Designs! Kerry's challenge to you this week is to use B+B+B! What's that? translation please? Ok, it's to use brown+blue+buttons! What a fun challenge, huh?

I actually had no idea who made this stamp because a friend of mine from the UK sent it to me. I'm sure a LOT of you know Dawny from Pink Piggy! Thanks Dawny! And then I saw that Claudia Rosa had used the exact same stamp a couple days ago believe it or not, and she listed the maker! How's that for a coinkydink??? Thanks so much Claudia!! The stamp is by LeLo Design by Stampavie called Natural Boy.

I layered up a bunch of Bazzill cardstock and used my SU ticket punch in the corners. I really like that look. I don't know why, but I do! LOL! Then used some little brads in the corners that I had in my stash. The DP is by Serendipity that I've had in my stash for quite a while.

I added a simple strip of blue cardstock down the right side and topped it off with some blue gingham ribbon tied in a bow. I don't usually do this, but I left this one totally sentiment free to make it nice and versatile. For the buttons, I wanted just an array of different buttons across the bottom, and I threaded them with some brown embroidery thread.

This was a really fun challenge!!! We'd LOVE it if you would pop over to Three Clovers Designs and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon!!! HUGS!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Happy Hump Day everyone! The work week is downhill from here and Friday is now in sight! I think this is probably one of my favorite Tilda's ( I don't say that about each one, do I????) I just think she looks like she's sooooooooooooo deep in thought!
I colored her with my Copic markers (soon to be available at Hallmark Scrapbook) and set her inside a circle I cut with my Nestabilities. The DP is by Daisy D's from last year or maybe even the year before. Cardstock is Bazzill.
I got that beautiful pink ribbon from I Heart Papers, and the buttons are just from my stash. I threaded them with some embroidery floss. The letter from "wish" came from that sheet of letter stickers that comes with the packages of Basic Grey paper. I used the lower case letters. I also used a couple of my Martha Stewart border punches across the bottom. I really love those border punches!!

I sure hope you're not getting tired of seeing me make Tilda cards. I just got a whole bunch of new ones that I'll be inking up pretty quickly. I'll TRY and squeeze in some other cards here and there! LOL! Don't forget!! If you love the Magnolia stamps, they are on their way to Hallmark Scrapbooks shop. They should be there soon, with awesome prices and superb customer service!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to check in on me today! I sure do appreciate your visits, and love it even more if you take a minute to say hi and let me know what you think about things. Have a wonderful day and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Miss you! Peggy Loves Vintage

This card seriously took me about all of 10 minutes to make! And isn't it the cutest? I don't think it LOOKS like it only took 10 minutes to make! Seriously, I wouldn't have even had the time to grab my purse and keys to go to the store to even buy a card in that amount of time!!!!
To make it, I used one of the adorable files from the Circus CD from Peggy Loves Vintage. Isn't this little adorable elephant too precious? And "miss you" is exactly what it was saying to me. I just printed the pic out with my computer, used a piece of craft cardstock, cut a piece of red Bazzill cardstock and a couple strips of white Bazzill cardstock, tied a bow, and that was it!!! The "miss you"stamp is from Kim Hughes over at Cornish Heritage Farms. I love these vintage cd's!! They take me right back to cards from my childhood. Please be sure and go check them out! Peggy is working on getting her web site up where she can sell world wide, so don't worry! These adorable images will soon be available to everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Life is Good! New Bitten By The Bug challenge

Life is Good, Without a doubt!! I know sometimes things happen to make us wonder, but if it weren't for the bad times, how could we possibly understand just how good the good times really are?! The Bittem By The Bug challenge to you this week is to use the LIFE IS GOOD phrase from the Graphically Speaking cartridge.
I don't own this adorable Tilda yet, I was lucky enough that a new blogging friend, Jacque, sent me some to play with. Isn't she the cutest??? Thank you Jacque!!! I now have to have the stamp. LOL! Does it get any better than having your bare toes in the cool grass on a summer day? It's the simple things, I'm tellin ya! *smile*

The DP is Making Memories and cardstock is Bazzill. I used the Tilda from Jacque and then also used the Magnolia stamp fence with summer background. I colored them both in with my Copic markers. I cut the LIFE IS GOOD out with my Cricut Expression about five times and layered them together for faux chipboard. Stuck some Prima flowers on there with a Making Memories brad in the center, and then put a flourish as a stem that I cut out with my Pazzle Inspiration. All of these things, including the stamps and Copics, are available at Hallmark Scrapbook! (the Tildas and Copics are on the way to them)
That's about it for this one. Be sure and pop over to Bitten By The Bug to see the other designers wonderful creations! Thanks for stopping by to see me and I hope your Monday is going well so far. Hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

Think Green! Downloadable stamps from The Cutting Cafe'

I don't normally do St Patty's Day cards, but with these adorable downloadable stamps from Regina's The Cutting Cafe', how could I even resist??!! The shamrock is from her set of St Patrick's Day downloadable stamps, and the calendar is from her new set of calendars. I love BOTH sets!!
I've been wanting to do a Tilda all dressed in green on top of a March calendar, so once I started it, I just couldn't bring myself to leave my desk until it was done! (it's now 1:40 am!!) LOL! All the coloring on Tilda and the stamps was done with my Copic markers.

The DP is by Sassafrass Lass, the dark green paper is Basic Grey, and the cardsock is Bazzill. I cut the shamrock tag out with my Nesties, and used my new favorite border punch by Martha Stewart!

That's about it for this one! Be sure and visit The Cuting Cafe' to check out Regina's new stamp sets! Forgot to mention that everything is popped up off the card for dimension. Thanks for stopping in to see me today and hope to see you again soon! HUGS!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Three Clovers Thursday challenge - Exciting news!!

I am SOOOO proud and honored to announce that I am on a new inspiration team for Three Clovers Thursday challenges by Kerry Donovan - Casey! Kerry is not only the sweetest person, she is also UBER talented! Her work just amazes me, and I'm still pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming that I am on this amazing Inspiration Team! This is the first week for Three Clovers Thursday challenge, and it was a sketch challenge, and I really enjoyed working with it! Here's what I came up with. This is the kick off week for Three Clovers Thursday challenge, so how could I resist using shamrocks?? Yes, I know they're four leaf clovers, but let's not get TOO technical! *smile*

The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzill. I used some really cool downloadable stamps from The Cutting Cafe. Both the St Patty's words and the pot of shamrocks are from the same set. Aren't they awesome?! I colored them in with my Copic markers, and of course I had to use one of my favorite MS border punches!

Again, we would truly love it if you would play along with this challenge. Just pop over to Three Clover Designs and look at what the rest of the fabulously talented Inspiration Team came up with!! I'm telling you, you're going to love what you see!! Then get out your paper and glue and play along!
Thanks for stopping by to see me today and I hope to see you back again soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Cutting Cafe conversation box

I can't shout this from the rooftops loud enough. I love Regina's downloadable stamps and cutting files over at The Cutting Cafe'! I have so much fun with these things! This one is a little box she made for those boxes of candy conversation hearts. Well, that's not all it's good for! I'm going to put a little Easter treat in this one!

I cut the box out with my Pazzle Inspiration out of kraft cardstock from PTI so it would be sturdy. (The Pazzle is available at Hallmark Scrapbook). Then covered that with my Making Memories DP. That cute little frog, well it's floating around this mess of a crafting area somewhere, but I'm pretty sure it's by Whippersnapper.

I colored the stamp up with my Copic markers and then cut it out and popped it up off the box for some dimension. I added the border using my MS border punch and added a little ribbon. That's all there was to it! It was so quick and easy to make thanks to Regina's files! Please be sure and visit her site and look through all the amazing stamps and cutting files she has to offer.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope to see you back again soon! Tomorrow is hump day! WOOHOO!! HUGS!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

BBTB Challenge to you this week? Use the B or b from Alphalicious as a Monogram card

Hi everyone. We're back to Monday again. I don't know about you, but the weekend went by way to fast and I'm so far behind on my blogging! So sorry I haven't gotten around to see you, but I promise I will get caught up! This weeks Bitten By The Bug challenge to you is to use either the B or b from the Alphalicious cartridge.

The pattern paper is Bo Bunny and the cardstock is Bazzill. The B was cut on my Expression at 6" with the shadow. The striped ribbon is by Cosmo Cricket, the tag is a Sizzix die and the brad in the tag is from Making Memories.

Isn't that cow just the cutest? I love that stamp! It's by Penny Black and I colored it in with my Copic markers then cut it out with my oval Nesties. That pretty chipboard glitter heart is by Melissa Frances.

I think that pretty much covers everything. We'd sure love it if you would take part in the challenge. Just make your project and then post a link over at Bitten By The Bug. And don't forget to go see what the rest of the designers put together for the challenge!
Thanks for stopping by to see me and hope to see you again soon! HUGS!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cherry Tilda on a swing - Hello

I have some really exciting news for you!!! I know a LOT of you have been looking for Magnolia stamps in the US. Well... Hallmark Scrapbook is going to be carrying the stamps along with the Copic markers!!! The prices they are putting on these stamps are the best I've seen yet! Just pop over to HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK, and do a search for Magnolia. (She's still trying to get them set up on their site - or just click on Magnolia). You'll see the prices she's putting on them. It's AWESOME! She's waiting for her order to come in, so keep a close eye out!
For this card I used Cherry Tilda. I don't have the swing yet, so I used one that my wonderful friend Dawny from Pink Piggy sent me!! Thank you again Dawny! I cut out Cherry Tilda and popped her up off the swing stamp. And then chalk inked the background in blue. I colored the stamp with my Copic markers. I'm still amazed at how wonderful these markers are!

I used the Martha Stewart heart border punch, the DP is Scenic Route, and the cardstock is Bazzill except for the blue. I have no idea what that is. Sorry! Also put some Dew Drops down the right edge.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and I hope to see you back again soon! Have a wonderful Sunday!! HUGS!

Blog candy winner!

Ok ladies. here we go....

Random Integer Generator
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Timestamp: 2009-02-15 01:55:43 UTC

Christine said...
Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy off to link you to my dise bar.hugs Christine xx
February 8, 2009 9:58 AM

YAY!!! Congrats Christine! Please send me your address so I can get your stamps out to you on Tuesday! You have until Monday night at 9:00 PM Pacific to contact me. If you do not contact me by that time, I will draw another winner. So please hurry! I don't want you to lose out!

Thanks to everyone for playing along with my blog candy! This was so much fun! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Color My World - a card using Tilda, Cricut, and Pazzle!

Happy Friday everyone!!! This one was a lot of fun to make! I really love the bright primary colors! And I really enjoy combining the Tilda stamps with my Cricut cuts! For this one, I used the sitting Tilda with hair bow and colored her up with my Copic markers.
The DP is by Scenic Route and the cardstock is Bazzill. I cut the crayon with my Cricut Expression machine using my Locker Talk cartridge. The flourish was cut using my Pazzle Inspiration machine with the Twirls and Swirls cd. All of these items are available at Hallmark Scrapbook!

I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch across the bottom and just did the circle tag on my computer. I cut the circle and scalloped circle out with my nesties. That's about it for this one! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I sure hope to see you back again soon! Remember to sign up for my blog candy below if you like the Tilda stamps! HUGS!!

Some thank you's for awards

I've been so fortunate to have made such wonderful blogging friends! And the best part about it is that I keep making more friends every day! I love this wonderful, crafty world I'm so lucky to be a part of! Here are some awards I've been issued!

This award came from the VERY talented and creative Lillie! I first became acquainted with Lillie's amazing work over on the Cricut MB. Thank you Lillie for thinking of me!! Your work is amazing!

This award came from one of my new blogging friends, Joey! She does such awesome work! I love visiting her blog, so do yourself a favor and go take a peek! I promise you won't be disappointed! Thanks so much Joey for thinking of me!

This award came from my friend and DT sister, the very talented Michelle. We've been blogging friends for a long time, and she does such beautiful work! Gosh, I think I first met Michelle in a card club we were in over on the Cricut MB however many years ago! Thanks so much Michelle!

And this is from a brand new friend Stephanie! Thank you so much Stephanie for thinking of me for this! I'm very honored you thought of me for this award!

I have also been tagged by both my wonderful friend and fellow DT sister Carol, and the fabulously talented Terrie B. I think Carol was one of my very first blogging friends. Wow, that seems like it was ages ago! Pop over to Carol's blog and check out her wonderful work! And I do believe I have been following Ms Terrie's blog since pretty much day one as well! She does awesome work and I always love visiting her blog every day to see what she's got going on! These two talented ladies tagged me to go into my pictures, go to the 6th folder and the 6 picture in that folder. Then I'm supposed to post it and explain the pic. So here I go! LOL!
LOL! Anyone that has little ones around, know the very popular words "take MY picture, Grandma!!" Well, that's exactly what this was. My Grandson Christopher asked me to take his picture while he made a funny face.
Thanks to all of you for tagging me and issuing me awards! They are very much appreciated as is your friendships! Hope you're having a wonderful day!!! HUGS!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tutorial on how to make this heart shaped album

Oh my gosh! I almost forgot to tell you about the tutorial I did for the Hallmark Ladybug blog! I made this with my Cricut and Bind-it-all. If you'd like to see more of it, or how I made it, please click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon! HUGS!