Monday, January 31, 2011

Awww She's Just CUTE!

When you are running low on ink in your favorite Copic you learn to use others, which I found out wasn't so bad!!  For grey I normally use C's but  my C1 was draining and very very white at the tip!  I really liked how my W's look when using greys tho.

So for a few challenges on this card:

Just Magnolia - "Goin' Dotty" which I thought was just perfect for a Valentine's card.

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - "Glitter" and although you can hardly see it, it's on all the lacy parts.  If you click on it to make it bigger, it's easier to see.
Friday Sketchers - "Sketch" another fabulous one!

Well unfortunately it will be another few days before I can post a Maggie but in the meantime, I'll be coloring up a storm!!  Enjoy your week!  Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Magnolia #374 "Ladybug Tilda"
Paper: Deja Views "Sweet Romance"
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon and pearls, Martha Stewart felt hearts, Recollections ladybugs, American Crafts silver button, CTMH hemp and labeler for the sentiment.
Punches: Martha Stewart doiley border punch
Reds: R59, 29, 24
Face: E00, 000, 0000
Cheeks: R11
Greys: W7, 5, 3, 1
Hair: E44, 43, 42 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tilda With Big Ribbon

So I am sooo excited to be into my Maggie's again.  I received an order last Friday and made 2 cards with them this weekend.  As well as 2 other cards so you'll be getting a whack of posts this week.  

On with the challenges!!  I'm entering this one into 4 challenges!!

Magnolia Down Under Challenge - "Distressing"  I distressed all my layers and even ripped a few!!  Ripping paper always feels good! 

Tickled Pink Stamps - "Vintage" I'm hoping I succeeded!!  

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Their sketch which might be hiding a little but it's here.  LOL!

And Magnolia-licious Challenge blog using Cabio's picture as inspiration.  I was thinking I could see the brown's and creams in this picture as well as having her sitting in her comfy big chair!  There's also a very pink doiley on the coffee table so I chose that to be my 3rd main color on my card. 

Stamps: Magnolia #3030 Tilda with Big Ribbon
Paper: 7gypsies "Avignon Paper" and Making Memories "Flutter"
Embellishments: Recollections butterfly, Stickles, Bo Bunny pink flower, Wright's Home Collection tassel, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft Lace, Jillybean journal sprout and K&Company dimensional sticker
Punches: I can't believe it!  I didn't use any!
Ink: Copics
Face E50, 51 and cheeks RV10
Chair E49, 47, 44, 43, 42, 41
Dress R85, 83, 81, RV000 

Saturday, January 29, 2011


HOLI COW PEEPS!!  Out of 491 people at Stamp Something I got chosen by the design team for a top 5 award for this card!!!  Yippeeeee!  Just had to share cuz I'm a smidgen excited!!  

Friday, January 28, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge #4


This week's challenge comes from a little girl who won a challenge at SBC during Christmas.  The prize was for Betty to create a custom digi image and so voila!!  Here it is and this digi is called Emmy.   Isn't she sweet?  So yes, the challenge is to use a SBS image and bring on the bling!!  Pearls, glitter, flowers, whatever you can think of to enhance your card.

Emmy and her mom got to join us this week so check out their cards, along with the other ladies on the DT at 

Sorry I didn't get all the details put together for this card but I made it a week ago now.  LOL!!  If you're curious about anything, let me know.

I hope she enjoys it cuz it's on the way to her in the mail.  Things are always better to see in real life.  

Oh and BTW - this was the 2nd card I ended up making.  The first one I took apart and was able to save my image (phew) cuz GOODNESS GRACIOUS IT WAS UGLY!!  Funny how 2 posts ago I was high 5'ing myself cuz I kicked butt on a card and was thrilled with it.  See?  It works both ways.  LMBO!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Shelley!!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Haaaapy biiirthdaaayyyy 
Deeeaaarrr Sheeeellllleeeeeyyyyy
Happy birthday to you!!

I hope you already got this in the mail and I hope your birthday is a wonderful day!   Here's thinking of you my friend!! 

Well the only challenge I have for this special card was for Sketch Saturday but that's fine cuz sometimes all you need is a sketch!  

I'm also going to enter this into Sketch Saturday Week #139.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper "Jilian Goes Shopping"
Paper: Bo Bunny "Winter Joy"
Embellishments: Bazzill Cardstock Strips (stars), Wild Orchid Crafts ribbon, misc ribbon and Recollections self-adhesive pearls.
Punches: MS ice border, Lacey Circles nestie, Quickutz circle and Silhouette "Happy Birthday" die cut
Ink: Copics
BG13, BG11, BG10
YG25, YG05, YG03, YG000
W7, W5, W3, W1
V09, V17, V15, V12 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stamp Something "Something Cute"

Just a quick post today and a card to show you which I am going to enter into
When I look at this card, if I had of seen it for the first time, I would probably have shrieked in that almost inaudible tone "OMG THAT IS SO CUTE!" 

Oh c'mon we all do it!!  Every once in awhile you just sit back with that certain card that just makes you giggle with delight cuz "you did it"!  I'm not sure what "it" is but sometimes "it" shows up and "it" makes us feel really good.  LOL!! 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge #3


This week at Simply Betty Challenges we challenge you to a sketch created by our fabulous DT coordinator, Cheri at Graphicat Creations.  I love her sketches.  And London is just such a cutie I just had to showcase her!! 

Don't forget to check out all the other DT cards, details AND next week's prize!! 

Stamps: Simply Betty Stamps "London" Valentine
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Alphabet Soup" and CTMH
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Felt Heart Diecuts, misc mini clothespin, Hero Arts adhesive ribbon, Dollar Store glitter letters and misc red flower ribbon.
Punches: Silhouette frame and Love coupons
Ink: Copics

Friday, January 14, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge #2

 Make It a Classic!
I am so excited to be the one who came up with this week's challenge at SBC!  I ♥ using black and white in my cards cuz there's just something kind of classy about it.  So this week's challenge has a bit of a twist.

Using a SBS image, make a black, white, optional silver Valentine's card using your choice of pink OR red, but not both, as your accent color.  

This week's prize is Be Mine Paper Pack from Echo Park, which I think is absolutely adorable!!

Please see all the details at Simply Betty Challenges and also check out the amazing cards by the other DT members.

I used a sketch from Cheri's awesome stash and if you'd like to see more check out her free sketches at Graphicat Creations.   Feel free to use it for this challenge too if you like.  

Also, for a personal challenge to all my friends - can you PLEASE join us?  There are some of you that own these stamps AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE and I would love to see you in this one!
Stamps: Simply Betty Stamps "Betty" 
Paper:  G.C.D. Studios "Swirls & Curves" and Bo Bunny "Sugar Dot"
Embellishments: EK Success Ticket Stickers, Mark Richards Crystal Star Stickers, misc ribbon and Wild Orchid flowers. 
Punches: Martha Stewart Hearts Doiley border punch, Silhouette lips
Ink: R89, R59, R39, R29, R24, R00 100, W7, W5, W3, W1

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dance With Me!

Good morning!!  So I am still having issues with my new software editing program but bear with me, I'm trying.  When I have it all looking gorgeous in my program, then upload it, you wouldn't believe how different they are.  And it looks fuzzy on my blog but not on my program.  WHAT?!  I don't get it. 

Anyway, I'm entering this into 2 challenges today:

Sketch Saturday Week #135, of course for their sketch pictured below and a new one for me

Mad For Markers Monthly Challenge, which is Australia day and you can use red, white and blue or yellow and green but you HAVE to color with your Copics!!  I've chosen turquoise for the green and some lighter YG greens that look like yellow.   Not sure but am hoping this counts!  

I have such a hard time with sentiments so I've replaced that one with my home made flower cut with my Silhouette.  Dang that thing is fun!! 

I've used Babette from Kraftin Kimmie and I'd like to send a special thanks to a wonderful friend, Nancy Schaub, who sent me the stamps to borrow.  These images are so fun to color! 

Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie's "Babette"
Paper:  Basic Grey "Marjolaine" paper
Embellishments: Tim Holtz's Trimmings - flowers (GORGEOUS!)
Punches: Misc feathers, brad is Basic Grey and Zva Creative adhesive pearls
Ink: Copics

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #146

I couldn't quite tell you if I remember where I got this image or not cuz I've never used it before.  For my "old" I've used Basic Grey's "Wisteria" paper and some Upsy Daisy Designs "Everlasting Beauty" paper.  Actually I've had a lot of these supplies around for over a year so I was happy to be using  them.  

(Looks better if you click on the picture and enlarge it)

I made this for a local lady who is retiring from the post office after, I think it was 33 years.  WOW!  That's pretty incredible and commendable. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Valentine Emo`s Blog Hop and Challenge

So today we have a combination of our first challenge of the year and a blog hop to showcase the lovely Valentine Emo`s that have been on previewing over the past week.   On our blog hop today, you have a chance to win 2 Valentine Emo`s!!  If you have gotten here from the ever so crafty Catherine, then you are on the right track.  If you'd like to start from the beginning, see Angela's amazing blog. 

Please visit Simply Betty Stamps or Simply Betty Challenges to check out some more amazing deals!!  All the Valentine Emos are now available in the store in digi form and the pre-orders for rubber are also now available.  Just remember that they will start shipping Feb. 1st.  

So!  Our challenge this week is to incorporate 2 Emo images to create a `Couple` themed card.  I`ve used Valentine Betty and Miller Valentine.

Check out all the details and deadlines of this challenge at
Simply Betty Challenges

Next up:  GLORIA!

OH!  AND the sketch I used here is from Beary Sweet Challenge 17.  Loved it!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


***Upon suggestion, I am also adding this to Top Tip Tuesday's "Altered tins & Metal Mickey Challenge" which means use any metal embellies.  I have very little (my snaps in the lower r/h corner) but I've been advised that this counts!!  hee hee

This was a birthday card for Uncle Grant who's bday was Jan. 1st.  Can you imagine?  I don't like having my birthday in November but there are far worse days to have one.  hee hee

I'm entering this card in
Friday Sketchers #135 for their great sketch!!

And once again this is just a quick post.  If you want any details please let me know.  Sorry!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Valentine Emo Previews Day 4

Day 4 of the new
Valentine Emo`s from

Just a quick post but today we are previewing Rio so check out all the ladies designs over at Simply Betty Challenges.  Once again these will be available on Friday Jan. 7th. 

You know when you keep adding stuff and about 30mins prior, your card was just fine but you just couldn`t stop?  Ya, this would be one of those cards.  LOL!! 

I used the sketch from CLP Challenge blog.  They are soooo pretty!!  

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Valentine Emo Previews

New Emo's!!  Valentine Emo's from
Simply Betty Stamps!

There are 6 new Valentine Emo's that will be previewed over the next week and oh ma goodness are they KA-UTE!

Betty and the rest of the Emos will be available in digi form on Friday January 7th at 12 noon. Pre-orders for the Rubber versions will open at that time as well, however the rubber will start shipping Feb. 1st.

Here's my version but make sure to check out all the other examples from the DT at
Simply Betty Challenges.  FABULOUS stuff!!

Stamps: Simply Betty Stamps "Betty Valentine"
Paper: Bo Bunny "Crazy Love"
Embellishments: Bo Bunny blooms (white), American Crafts bloom (pink) and Wild Orchid Crafts lace.
Punches: Lacey nestie and Shapeabilities Flourish Accents
Ink: Copics