Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blog Candy from Kellie Winnell

Are you interested in winning a crapload of rubber?  This rubber to be precise, from All That Scraps and it`s the Spring Swiss Pixies Kitfrom CC Designs.  Kellie is celebrating her 100,000 hits!  WOW!!!  Congrats Kellie!

Cruise on over to Blog of a Craft-A-Holic Waffler by Kellie Winnell.  In this kit you will receive 8 Swiss Pixies, 6 accessory stamps, and 3 Spring Sentiments.

She has a few simple rules but nothing too difficult and the blog candy will close April 23rd at midnight.  Good luck!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just Magnolia - Not Quite

Soooo, I kinda mucked up and got this challenge in too late for Just Magnolia but I like the way it turned out so I'm sharing it!  LOL!  Here's Bev's sketch:
and here's my card!  I have wanted this Blueberry Tilda forEVAH!  And I finally got it!  You can find it on Diana's Magnolia-licious Store and it's even in stock!  I also had to try this big butt flower. OMG these are HUGE so I suppose whoever is the recipient, won't be someone I have to mail it to.  LOL! 
I stickled a LOT of the edges and if you click on the picture to make it bigger you can see it better. I also stickled her Apron and even the leaves on the blueberry patterned paper, which I also bought from Magnolia-licious store. The dirt is Barbara Trombley's Earth Elements and this one is called "Roots". It's much cuter IRL.

StampsBlueberry Tilda and sentiment is SU's Pocket Sillouettes
PaperMagnolia "A Little Yummy For Your Tummy"
Embellishments:  Prima flowers, UK Hobby House pearls, Stardust Stickles and Earth Elements
Punches:  Scalloped nesties, Martha Stewart Border Punch and MS butterfly punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink
Face:                    R11 (cheeks), E50, E51
Hair and boots:      E42, E43, E44, E47
Pants:                   BV00, BV08, BV23
Blueberries:          BV23, BV31
Basket:                 YR21, Y26
Sand:                    E53, E55
Shirt:                    G24, G40
Leaves:                 G40, G94

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mojo Monday Week 130

I haven't joined in on a Mojo Monday challenge for a long time but I really like their sketches.  Here's this week's sketch:
and here is my card.  I'm thinking I went waaaaaaaay over the top but I couldn't manage to just put the card down and back away from it!!  So, hence you have LOTS to look at!  The DT's had some great inspiration, specifically Sarah Bigelow's card.  Thanks for the idea's!  I have a hard time making a card that has no image to color so this was a challenge for me. 

Stamps:  Sentiment SU "Lots of Thought"
Paper:  Making Memories "Sabrina"
Embellishments:  Swarovski gems, UK Hobby House charm, misc ribbon and Prima swirl crystsal
Punches:  Martha Stewart butterfly punch, EK Border punch, Labels 1 Iand nverted Scallops Nesties
Ink: Momento Ink

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

A new challenge that I have joined is Stamptacular Sunday Challenge because one of my close friends, Cheri, has been asked to become a DT for them and I love her work and want to support her.  So here is the sketch they asked for us to follow:
and VOILA my card!  I made it for my hubby as it's our 3rd anniversary today.  I tried to make it as manly and lovely as I could.  LOL!!  I colored this image when I was visiting my sister for a week and have finally put it together!  I added Gunmetal Stickles to a lot of the edges but nothing super tricky today.  See all the deets below.  Thanks for looking!! 

StampsSweet Love
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle "Love Letters"
Embellishments: Misc flowers, misc brads, Maya Road Trinket Pin, pearls and spacers from UK Hobby House, Daisy Bucket "Happy Words" rub-ons, Bazzill stitching thread, misc ribbon, Love Letters ribbon, Gunmetal and burgancy Stickles, Glossy Accents (headband) and misc photo corners. 
Punches:  Flourish Accent Spellbinders Shapeabilities and Labels 2 Nesties
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento 
Her hair:     E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
His hair:      E41, E42, E43, E44
His pants:    E43, E44, E47, E49
Her pants:   C3, C5, C7
His vest:     C3, C5, C7
Any red:     C5, R46, R39, R59
Greens:      YG93, YG95, YG97
Faces:        R11, E50, E51

Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday Sketchers #93

Here is this week's sketch for Friday Sketchers, by the very talented Jacque:

and here is my card.  Can you see the teapot hanging down?  It kind of blends in with the card but so does the cute white pearl springs poking out of each flower arrangement.  Looks great IRL but doesn't everything?  LOL!  Thanks for looking! 

StampsCupcake from Belles 'n Whistles
Paper:  Bazzill and Daisy Bucket Designs "Playful Petals"
Embellishments:  Prima & Bo Bunny flowers, Teapot charm, misc white pearl sprig, misc ribbon and spacers from Hobby House, UK.
Punches:  Martha Stewart leaf punch
Ink: Momento Ink and Copics
Jeans: B00, B02, B05
Hat:    B00, B02
Shirt:  R35, R37, R39
Hair:   E41, E42, E43, E44
Skin:   E50, E51
Kitty:  C1, C3

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sweet Thing

Sorry for the somewhat crummy picture but I was in a hurry to get this in the mail.  I made this shadow box for my niece who recently turned 3.  Usually you give toys but I wanted something she could just enjoy looking at for awhile so I glittered the heck out of everything on it.  She picked up on the fact that the little girl is her.  Cute!

The paper was from a Gina K freebie and the stamp is Sweet 60's I think? I can't check the Magnolia store as it's down right now but if you really want to know, send me a comment and I will hunt it down for you!  The slice of cake and heart also came from Magnolia.  I used my Quickutz lettering on giltter paper and lots of Prima Flowers.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

March Magnolia-licious DT Sketch

I loved Jacque's sketch for this month over at Magnolia-licious Highlites and here is my interpretation.  I distressed lots of edges and then added gold Stickles. 

I think this Tilda is so sweet and I have missed doing a Magnolia card for too long.  I used some Shimmerz Gold on the mound of dirt she's standing on and you can see the rest of the details below including the Copics I've used.

I also used a lot of pieces from the blog candy Jacque so kindly sent me a few weeks back.  The beautiful gardenia and the red heart glass garland were included in on that candy.  Love it thank you!

Stamps #389 Peachey Tilda and sentiment is from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Bazzill and Bo Bunny Organic Snowdrop
EmbellishmentsGardenia, red heart garland, Prima mini roses, Shimmerz Blingz Gold Glimmer, "Dress It Up" star buttons, gold Stickles and Hobby House mini pearls
Punches:  Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink
Face:                 R11 (cheeks) E50, E51
Dress:                R22, R17, R27, R37
Boots and Hat:    B0000, B93, B95, B97
Hair and basket: Y15, Y21, Y26
Peaches:            Y000, YR00, YR02
Leaves:              G20, G24

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sketch Saturday Week #92

For this week's Sketch Saturday challenge I chose to use this cute Motivet stamp called Hedgehog with balloons for a birthday card.  Sorry for the slightly blurry picture but I was in a hurry to finish.  I usually have a very hard time with bright colors but with the balloons being so vibrant I wanted to try and carry on with that.   I have to admit the sketch was challenging for me so I was glad to be with Simone to brainstorm on that one.  Thanks buddie!  You can see her card for this challenge over HERE.  Personally, I think she ROCKED it! 

Stamps: Hedgehog with Balloons
Paper: Doodlebug
Embellishments:  Prima flowers, misc pewter brads & gems and borrowed epoxy making buttons from Simone.  Actually everything was hers!  ha ha!  Thanks again buddie!
Punches:  Martha Stewart border punch and square nesties
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink
Hedgehog back:   E43, E44, E45
Hedge hog front:  E40, E41, E42
Green balloon:     YG03, YG11, YG23
Orange balloon:    YR00, YR02, YR04
Blue balloon:        B0000, B000, B00, B02
Red balloon:         R27, R05, R02, R00

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Motivet Challenge Week 8

So I have been visiting my sister in Fort McMurray, AB for the last week and no trip would be complete without cardmaking!!!  So we both have made 1 so far and have colored lots more.   I brought all my Copics with me and so hard to not whip them out on the plane and start coloring.  Alas, flights were too short but that's fine!!  So here's my card for the Motivet Challenge Week 8.

Not using my normal editing program has made it a smidge challenging but I found a good online program that seems to have done the job!  Isn't Hilda just so cute?!!!

StampsHilda All Wrapped Up
Paper:  Bo Bunny "Serenity" and Bazzill
Embellishments:  Pin from UK Hobby House, ELine flowers from Prima, fancy centers from Prima, misc ribbon from Simone's stash, "Sand" GlitterRitz, Stickles and Gold Glitter Blingz
Punches:  Martha Stewart branch punch
Ink:  Momento Ink and Copics
Scarf and earmuffs: B91, B93, B95
Jacket and bows:    BG09, BG10
Hilda::                   C1, C3, C5, C7
Boots and bag:        E42, E43, E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prima Blog Candy

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