Thursday, August 25, 2011

Every Stocking Counts, right?

Happy Thursday! Only more weekend and both my kiddos will be in school. YAY me! :) I get some quiet time. Well a little, I still have my little one at home. She's good when the other 2 aren't around.

Today I have a card for Cute Card Thursday, it's a sketch. I'm using the newly released Little Darlings Christmas imag called 'Every Stocking Counts'. Isn't she super cute! I love this little scene. I just love these papers I got, they are 3 Bugs in a Rug. I think they are my favorite Christmas papers so far.. this year.. I love the purple! Angie gave me these gold berries, they are the perfect for Christmas cards.

I hope you will join us over at Cute Card Thursday!
 I'll be back tomorrow for Just Magnolia and hAngler.
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
Stampavie and more - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/glitter
Bah Humbug - Christmas
Christmas Stampin - Non-traditional
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas in August

Paper - 3 Bugs in a rug, Su, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Cheese Cloth, Snowflake wood pieces, Su ribbon, gold berries.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Darlings Pleats or Ruffles Challenge and some CANDY!

Today there's a new challenge over at Little Darlings! The challenge is to have Pleats or Ruffles on your card. The design team has done an AMAZING job. I hope you will visit them and join us for the challenge. You don't have to use a Little Darlings Stamp, but if you do and win you get a little extra added to your merchandise gift voucher.

When I was at Angie's a few weeks ago, I really wanted to try Prisma Colored Pencils. Well, they don't like me so much. I can't even tell you how many images I threw out. My 'Little Darling' looked like she used some of that tanning lotion and kept it on too long. LOL! On the day I was leaving Angie's she walked me through and showed me how to use them. This is the image I started. I guess I didn't do as great a job with finishing it. The hair and skin look so much better than the dress which I did at home. Angie gave me her second set of Prisma's so now I can practice. Thanks Angie!

I have a little bit of Candy to give away. All you have to do is link my candy on your blog, become a follower and link up with Mr. Linky, at the bottom of this post.

 You have until September 6th to enter. I will choose and post the winner on September 7th. Here's the adorable stamp you could win.


Little Darlings - Pleats or Rubbles
Papertake - Dies
Creative Inspirations - Back to School

Paper - Stampin' Up, Copic Xpress,
Ink - Memento and Prisma Colored Pencils, DI's
Accessories - Spellbinders, MS punch, Whimsy Ticket die, RRR Ruffle Ribbon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Diana Blog Hop!

Today the Magnolia-licious Design Team has put together a hop in celebration of the one an only AMAZING Diana. Her Birthday is on August 24th! So I'm sending GREAT BIG Happy Birthday to you Diana. I hope you like what I've made for you. I was supposed to "bring" the banner/streammers but I descided to make them instead! I used quite a few stamps from the new Winner Takes All Collection. This collection is great, you can make your cards simple or dress them up. Either way works well! I used My Mind's Eye Papers called Life of the Party available at Love to Stamp. My flowers and embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as always!

I REALLY love the way this came out, Diana! I hope you do too!

If you have come from Suzanne's Blog, you're on the right track. If not please start at the beginning, over on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.

Magnolia Down Under - Butterflies
Paper Sundaes - Buttons, Banners Twine
Papertake - Dies


Once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANA! Now hop along to Janiel's Blog.

Paper - SU, Copic Xpress, Lime Twist Life of the Party,
Accessories - SU eyelets, Magnolia Doohickey Lace Tilda Die, Butterfly Doohickey die, Doohickey leaf die, Heart nesties. Scor-Pal, 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Little Darlings Christmas Release is HERE!

Helloooo there my wonderful friends! Today I have a Christmas card to share. I know, I know.. you are all saying "Noooooo, not yet!!!" But it's never to early to get started on Christmas Cards!! The Little Darlings Christmas images are available NOW over at Love to Stamp. These are oh so cute and a must have! I adore them all and yes I've already used them all!

I bought these papers when I was in Michigan with Angie. I threw away the part that said who made them... sorry. I just love these wooden flourshes I got from Love to Stamp, I've already used all of them! The berries are from Angie... I just love them! Thanks my friend!
Love to Stamp is also now carrying Scor-Pal Products! How awesome is that!!!

Just take a look at these babies!

Now for my card, I hope you like it. I took another shot at a masculine card, how'd I do?

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas in August
Papertake - Bingo, Buttons, Ribbon, free
Paper Sundaes - Green, Buttons, banner or twine

Stamps - Little Darlings - All For Me, Vintage Seed Packets Sentiments
Paper - Su, Copic Xpress,
Ink -Distress Ink, Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - Buttons, Jute String, Chocolate Raffia Ribbon, 25mm olive green rose,
Accessories - Wooden Snowflakes,

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sweet, Soccer Edwin!

Hi there all my friends out in blogging land! Hope you all had a great week. I got my amazing Magnolia-licious DT package with the new Winner Takes All Collection. I really like how different these stamps are. I think there's a lot of you who are a little intimidated by this collection since it's not the regular frilly girly stuff. I hope to change your mind with that though. :) I've got lots of ideas to share. Today I'm using Soccer Edwin, I rarely make Edwin cards but this guy is adorable! I used some random soccer paper, Diana has some of the Winner Takes All paper packets over at Magnolia-licious. I really need to get some, these papers can really make your images pop! The other paper I used is sold at Love to Stamp, it's called Out of Print and it's by Basic Grey. It's EXTREMELY hard to tell online but this paper is GORGEOUS! I love it. Angie has all paper pads at Love to Stamp for 4.50 or lower! You sould run right over and stock up!

The new challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAngler this week is to use a funny or different sentiment. I couldn't resist using my new Whimsy School Yard Fun Sentiments.

The new Chocolate Dreams Magnolia Ink out for pre-order. I haven't seen it yet, but I made some projects I'm VERY excited about for this magazine. I hope you will get the magazine and check them out along with fellow Design Team friends projects.

I will be back next week. I have some exciting posts and projects to share!

Just Magnolia and hAngler - a funny or different sentiment
Basic Grey - Sizzling Summer
Crafts and Me - Blues and Greens
Fab and Funky - Stitching
Papertake - Bingo - Buttons, Ribbon, Free

Paper - Su, Out of Print, Copic Xpress,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Misc Ribbon, Zva Dimensionals, MS punch,

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Monochrome Challenge at TOMIC!

Today I have a card to share for TOMIC! Our challenge is Monochrome. I decided to use browns. This was the first card I made since returning from my visit with Angie (thank you again for such a wonderful time). Her work is truly amazing, I just loved seeing all her cards in person. She really inspired me to pull out my Distress Inks when I came home. It's been about a year since I've painted with them. Don't you just love when you haven't used something, then when you pull it out it's brand new all over again! :)
Well I hope you can join us at TOMIC this week!

If you haven't already you can now order your Chocolate Dreams Magnolia Ink!


TOMIC - Monochrome
Pixie Cottage - Flowers
City Crafter - Do Ya Doodle
Color me Creative - Make a card inspired by your best friend
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
Magnolia Down Under - Song (See you later Alligator)

Stamps - #215 Farewell Tilda, Whimsy Stamps Sentiment
Paper - Attic Treasures Paper pad, SU, Watercolor paper
Ink - Versafine and Distress Inks

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Fun!

Happy Friday to all my lovely bloggin' buddies! I have a card for Just Magnolia and hAngler. I LOVE the way it came out. The theme is Holiday. I chose to do a Summer Holiday card. I love the big ole ice cream, I used a blade to cut around her thumb to make her look like she's holding the ice cream. I love these colors too. I really enjoyed making this card and I feel like I've redeemed myself from my last weeks card. :)

I hope you will join us over a Just Magnolia and hAngler this week!


Cupcake Crafts - Stitching

Stamps - #270 Rocking Tilda, Mini #561 Strawberry ice cream,
Paper - Magnolia, Xpress, SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - pink and white wild rose, cornflower blue sweetheart blossom, 10mm rose pink rose, pink cherry blossom, pink button, brown twine,
Accessories - Spellbinders, white gel pen, misc wired ribbon, mini tag, stickles

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You are Fabulous!

Hello friends! Today is Thursday and that means another challenge over at Cute Card Thursday!
 The challenge is Simple, this was very difficult for me. This is about as simple as I can go. I used the new Little Darlings Art 101 stamp I love these papers and colors.

I hope you will be able to join us at Cute Card Thursday. I'll see you tomorrow with my Just Magnolia and hAngler card.


Paper - Jillibean Soup Blossom, Copic Xpress, SU
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Magnolia Doohicky, SU ribbon, Spellbinders,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cheers to you!

Hello everyone! I'm back from my visit with Angie. We had such a great time!! We went to a few craft stores and a stamp show. She had her monthly card class that I guest-instructed, not very well :) LOL! It all came together in the end though. This project I am showing you today is what we made. I wanted to go with VERY GIRLY and PINK cause it's me!

This is also my project for Little Darling's new challenge. Which is Back to School. I adore this image Go Team Go. She's so pretty and I love coloring her. The sentiment is Whimsy Stamps new Sentiments, which are on sale over at Love to Stamp today!

I want to welcome 2 new designers to the Little Darlings team,
I'm so happy these 2 ladies accepted my invite to the team, their work is just gorgeous! We are truly lucky to have them.

I hope you will join us over at Little Darlings Challenges. You may use any stamp although you can win more if you use a Little Darlings Stamp! :)


Little Darlings - Back to School
Stampavie and More - Card for Girls

Stamps - Little Darlings - Go Team Go, Bottle Cap Sentiments, Bottle Cap Die,
Paper - Happy Go Lucky, Xpress it,
Ink -  Memento and Copics
Accessories - Oval and scalloped oval spellbinders, Scor-Pal, misc lace and ribbon, Doohicky Swirly Die