Friday, August 27, 2010

Time for School..........................YES!!!!

Happy Friday. You know what Friday brings. Another card for Just Magnolia and Fussy and Fancy. I really wanted to make 2 seperate cards but time wasn't allowing me lol. So I combined them once again. The challenge over at Just Magnolia is a lovely sketch by Dawny. The challenge over at Fussy and Fancy is Back to School. I decided to use this new Tilda With a Back pack, she's so cute! I had this paper for almost a year now it was supposed to be for my neglected scrapbooking. My friend  Angie sent me these little Tim Holtz clock faces. They are adorable! I had "Back to school" and then remembered I had these and changed it to "Time for School." Thanks so much Angie, you're so sweet!! Well I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I'm finished with my Magnolia projects, I hope to see them in the Magnolia Ink Magazine for the October issue! My kids start school on September 7th so hopefully I will have 2-3 cards a week back on my blog. It's hard to craft with all the kids intrupting all the time! I cannot wait for my old routine again!

I will be back Wednesday for the Magnolia-licious Challenge and RRR Challenge!


Just Magnolia - Sketch
Fussy and Fancy - Back to School
Stamp With Fun - Card for Girl
7kids - 2 layers


Paper - Imaginisce, SEI and Stampin Up card stock
Accessories - 2 Tone Yellow Cherry Blossoms, Blue Cherry Blossoms,25mm Blue Rose15mm Orange roses, 15mm Yellow Roses, Alphabet Stickers (No idea what brand :( Sorry ) Corduroy Brads are from Nikki Silvis, Stampin up library clip and brad, Tim Holtz Clock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Ivory Grosgrain Dots, Scor-Tape, Misc pencil cut out.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

RRR Blog Candy Winner

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Thank you all so much for playing. My other Candy is open until Friday!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Birthday Card

Hello Blogger buddies!! I'm here with another Just Magnolia Challenge Card. Our theme this week is "Sentimental" so break out those sentiment stamps to us with your TIlda's and Edwins. It doen't have to be a Magnolia Sentement.

I made this card for my significant other, his Birthday is Monday. Since he is hispanic I decided to make him a card using the Spanish Tilda, but using the color's for his Country, Guatemala. Let's see  if he "gets it" LOL!

I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my Really Reasonable Ribbon Candy! You have until midnight to enter!


Just Magnolia - Sentimental
Totally Tilda - Stitching
Bizzy Bec - Vintage
Everybody Art - Garden
Fab n Funky - Flower power
Pile it on - more than 5 die cuts (details at bottom of post)
Crafty Creations - Butterfly

I'm also going to try my luck at the Pile it on Challenge to be in the drawing for a Limited Edition Workbox. Man would I love to have one of these.


Stamps - #303 Spanish Tilda, Sentiment is From Stampin up
Papers - Magnolia Wedding Collection and Easter Paper Collection
Ink - Distress inks and Stampin up ink pads, Versafine
         Skin - Blush blossom SU, Creamy Carmel SU, Worn Lipstick DI
         Dress, Fan and Shoes - Black SU, Weathered Wood DI
         Hair, Walnut Stain DI
Accessories - Flat Gardenia flowers from WOC, White and blue aster dasies from WOC, Pearl Spray, Blue self adhesive pearls, deckled rectangle nesties, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Martha Stewart Tag, Circle Nestie, Blue RRR, White Pearls, Stickles and Scor tape.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Magnolia-licious Blog Hop.... Happy Birthday Diana!

Happy Birthday Diana!

I just love this Birthday Set I made. I worked on it for 2 days. Not bad huh? I made a Party Hat, I found this easy tutorial on mking your own party hats. All I did was trace a large dinner plate on a 12x12 piece of cardstock. Then I made a party blower, this looked so difficult when I first looked at the tutorial but it wasn't at all. It doesn't make the noise but it actually works! One tutorial I found used a piece of vellum, I believe to make the noise, I didn't want to tempt my kids, as it is they wont stop asking me if they could blow it. I even offered to go buy some so the kids could play with those. My 8 year old, Belle, said.. "but mom it's not the same.. can't you just make us some... LOL! Next I altered a can of mushrooms, it makes such a cute center piece, I added some of my gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft Flowers. For the party favor/treat holder I decided to do one of those sour cream containers. I had something else in mind but I messed up the first one and I was running out of this patterned paper so I switched to this. I think it's the easiest favor you can make. a year ago I made 50 of them for my cousins baby shower, it was so easy! Last but not least here's my new favorite card. I just love this Mermaid Tilda to pieces! Angie sent me some of her extra stamps from her Summer kit, that is how I got this adorable Edwin on a hook and a few other Stamps. Thanks so much Angie, you are awesome!!!!

Ok enough chit chat! The theme for our Magnolia-licious Blog Hop is Birthday, but you have to make a card and alter an item. If you have come from the lovely Janiel's Blog, you are on the right track. If you haven't please start at the begining at the Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog  Next in line is fabulous Sharon Caudle. Have fun, I hope you enjoy the hop!

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Here's the tutorials I used


Cute Card Thursday - Tree-Mendous (trees or leaves)
PaperPlay - Bon Voyage (used my Bon Voyage collection)
Simon Says Stamp - Summer and Blue
All that Scraps - Die Cut
Crafty Catz - Animals
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Stamp Something - Fairytales (mermaids are in that catagory right?)
Totally Gorjuss - Aqua
Magnolia Down Under - Tilda and Edwin
Stamp and Create - Flowers


Stamps - #122 Edwin with Binoculars, #124 Dangling Sea Edwin, #306 Little Mermaid, #315 Dangling Sea Tilda, #413 Pelican, #432 Seaweed, #473 Sea Horse,
Papers-Doodle Bug Sealife paper, Stampin up Card stock, Arches watercolor paper
Ink - Versafine ink, Distress ink and Stampin up inks
             Skin & Hair - SU blush blossom, SU creamy caramel, DI worn lipstick, DI antique linen,
             DI walnut stain
             Other colors -SU black, SU lovely lilac, SU baja breeze, DI weathered wood, DI victorian velvet,
             DI peeled paint, DI scattered straw and DI spun sugar.
Accessories - WOC Wild Roses, pink cherry blossoms, aster daisies, kaiser pearls, Martha Stewart border punch, Martha Stewart ribbon, stickles, circle nesties, oval nesties, Scor-tape, and sea shells are from the 99 cents store.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fussy and Fancy and one of my sketches!

Please scroll Down for RRR Blog Hop and Candy and Just Magnolia Card!

Wow, 3 posts in one day! I'm beat! This is my card for the Fussy and Fancy challenge. Our challenge is a sketch, by me :) .  I love the way this card came out. I bought these papers a while ago from a local scrap book store.  When I first saw this Tilda in a Hurry Stamp, I knew I wanted to make a sorry I'm late Birthday card. I printed out the sentiment. I used my Distress inks and Stampin Up inks to watercolor. I'm really happy with the out come.


Totally Tilda - Shaped Card
Sukkersott - Shaped Card


Paper - Stampin up Cardstock, Sandylion
Ink - Distress inks, versafine,
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft - Classic Sweet roses, 10mm Lilac roses, 10mm baby pink roses, 6mm pink rose buds, Zva crystal swirls, Blue Organza ribbon, RRR ribbon, Pin made by June Lanum, Misc button.

Get Well, Lydia!

Hello everyone. I made this card last week for my moms good friend, Lydia. She had a severe stroke. She is only 60 years old, she was in a coma and couldn't control the bleeding in her head. So they had to remove part of the back of her brain. It is seriously a miracle, she woke up and CAN move and talk. She loves ladybugs, so I HAD to make her a card using this darling Tilda holding a ladybug! I hope this card will bring a smile to her face!

I used the sketch from Just Magnolia's challenge this week. By the lovely Mina! It's such a great sketch, I hope you can join us over at Just Magnolia this week!


Just Magnolia - Sketch
ABC -August (Catching bugs when I was little during Summer break)


Stamps - #376Tilda with Lady Bug, Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps
Paper - Magnolia Fairytale Pack, Stampin up cardstock
Ink - Memento, Copics, Distress inks
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers - Curly red rose, pink cherry blossoms, 10mm white roses, 6mm white rosebuds, crystal stickles, RRR Gingham Ribbon, deckled rectangle nesties, white gel pen, Stampin up brads and hardware pink ribbon is from ribbon accents.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop!

Time for our monthly Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! I wanted to do a little something different so I decided to do a little home decor project for my daughters room. I wanted to put her name in the frame but this frame is too small. I really like the way it turned out. It's so perfect for a little girls room. The ribbon from this months Really Reasonable Ribbon kit is very girly, and has some beautiful prints on it. I covered the push pin with a bow, it's a nice little touch and really makes the ribbon stand out! I used my new stamp #277 Bon Voyage Tilda from the new Bon voyage Collection. I just love the way she is sitting and the flow of her hair. I colored her with my, lately, neglected copics. LOL

If you didn't come from Kym Weber's Blog then you need to start at the begining of the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. Next on the Hop list is Gini Cagle. Hope you get lots of inspiration from our hop!

Dont forget we have our challenges on the 1st and 15th of every month!

Quixotic - Alter Something

Care for some more Blog Candy! Look at this fabulous Candy Bonnie sent to me to give to one of my followers.

To enter this candy please become a follower and link up to Inlinkz.

Stamps - #277 Bon Voyage Tilda,
Paper - Basic Grey, Craft n Craftin , Once upon a dream, Stampin up cardstock
Ink - Copics, Memento
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft - Pink Wild Roses, 10mm Ivory Roses, Pink Pearls, Really Reasonable Ribbon August Kit, 4x4 frame

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blog Candy Time!

Time for a little Blog Candy. I have been extremely lucky this year with my design teams. I'm on favorite store/companies design teams. I'm am very grateful to work with such great products and amazingly talented bunch of ladies I'm happy to call friends! I want to share some of the things I've gotten over the year with my wonderful readers.

I like for people to follow me, because they like my projects. ets face it if you are addicted to blogging and crafts.. you are addicted to followers! LOL!! Sooo .. you will have more than one chance of winning these goodies... here's how it will work.

1st Chance - Sign up with Mr linky :)

2nd Chance - Become a follower or if you are already a follower

3rd Chance - Become a follower or if you are already a follower of my Magnolia Blog

4th Chance - Post my candy on your Blog.

5th Chance - Tell me what you would like to see more of on my blog by leaving me a comment on this post

You do NOT need to become a follower to win, but if you do your chances are better! Put your name in Mr Linky for each time you one of the 4 things.

If I'm totally blown away by the number of people participating, I will choose 2 more people to send goodies to but they will be a surprize!!

Here's the loot!

1 Magnolia Stamp from Magnolia-licious - Strawberry Tilda
1 Belles n Whistles Stamp Princess Tales
Stampin Up embossing powder set of 4
Stampin Up water color crayons neutrals
4 bunches of Wild Orchid roses and cherry blossoms
Misc Ribbon Roll
Circle Stickers from Fiskars
Petaloo Mulberry flower pack
Prima large flower pack

Thanks so much for visiting me!

I will be posting more candy this coming Friday, for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! You wont want to miss it!

This candy will end on August 27th I will draw the winners and post them on August 28th.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Magnolia-licious Challenge and RRR Challenge.

Happy August 1st! I cannot believe how fast this year is going by. My kids still have another 5 weeks of Summer vacation! everytime they start their arguing I ask them, "Is it September yet!" They look at me like I'm crazy.. I dont think they fully understand what I mean lol!

Since it's the first of the month you all know what that means! Time for another Magnolia-licious Monthly Challenge, over at the Magnolia-licious Highlights blog! It's my turn to host the challenge and I chose to make a T-Slider Card. There's a T-Slider Card Tutorial over at SCS. It's a little intimidating to try, but I had fun to make and it's fun to challenge yourself sometimes. I think the #3039 Longing Tilda goes perfect in the center of my card. I used my stampin' up inks and distress inks to watercolor. I hope you can join the T-slider card challenge! I cannot wait to see the entries!

The first of the month also means a challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog! The challenge until August 15th is Black and White. It's a record for me in the last month, I don't think I've ever used so much black! I'm loving the cards though! So I hope you can join us over at RRR too! You can win a $10 gift certificate! There's such a great selection at the RRR Store too! 

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Black and White
Dutch Dare - Anything goes
Paperplay - Anything goes

Stamps - #3039 Longing Tilda and American Crafts Sentiment
Paper - Magnolia Wedding collection Patterned Paper and Stampin up Cardstock
Ink - Versafine, Stampin up ink, distress inks
Accessories - RRR Black grosgrain dots, WOC Flowers - 35mm Cream Curly Wild Rose, 30mm Lilac Wild Rose15mm Lilac rose, 6mm Cream Rosebuds, Cream Pearls Small and Large, Stampin up hardware, paper doily, Scor-Buddy, Kaiser Craft Rub ons.