Friday, February 25, 2011

New Maggie Card & Challenges

Just a quick post tonight cuz I'm on my way out of town for the weekend.  YAY!!

I really had a need to make a card before I left tho.  hee hee  This one is for 2 challenges:

CLP Challenge blog for their gorgeous sketch!!  I play every month and usually a lot sooner then this.  Yikes!!!

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Pastels.  I don't normally dabble in pastels but this worked out for me!!   I think I need to try more!!

My supply list is at the bottom.  Have a nice weekend all!  Hugs!

Stamps: Magnolia "Waiting Tilda"
Paper: Pink Paislee "Sweetness"
Embellishments: Misc lace, Zva pearl swirls  pearls, misc rose ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and handmade flower.
Punches: Silhouette printables, Magnolia "Romantic Lace" Doohickey and Martha Stewart butterfly punches.
Ink: Copics:
Dress: BG 13, 11, 10
Hair and shoes: E37, 35, 33, 31
Face:  E51, 50 and RV10 for cheeks
Slip: R05, 02, 01 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cheri's Notepad & Challenges

Awhile ago a friend of mine made me the neatest canvas to hang on my wall so when she fell in love with the notepad I made for my sister, I knew it was a good time to give back.

I really enjoyed making this big flower and added Stardust Stickles to the edges.  I`m not sure what more to say about it but the supply list is below.  Oh but the image is from Ladybug and Friends called Hello Sunshine.  Just so cute!!  

I'm entering this one into 2 challenges which are:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring....Flowers Everywhere!  I actually have to tell myself to back off when adding flowers.  I tend to get a little crazy with them.  hee hee


Stamptacular Sunday - SOS challenge - SomeOne Special and as mentioned above this is for my good friend Cheri. 

Stamps:  Ladybug and Friends "Hello Sunshine" and ticket stamp from Hero Arts
Paper: Imaginesce "Garden Party"
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers and lace, Silhouette vintage stamp, Recollections pearl swirl, dollar store butterfly, EK Success staple, Maya tag chipboard and Bazzill cardstock strips on tag.
Punches: Martha Stewart Lace border punch and Sizzix leaf punch
Ink: Copics
Jeans: B99, 97, 95, 93, 91 and G94, 82, 40
Blouse: YR24, 21, 20 and R85, 83, 81
Other pinks: R81, RV000
Face: E51, 50, RV10 cheeks
Hair: E44, 43, 42 and Y13, 11, 000 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy 40th To My Hubby!

Today is my husbands 40th birthday!  We did a family dinner Friday night but his really big present is 3 LIVE hockey games.  

Today he flew to Calgary, Alberta for the 1st  game of 3 to watch Montreal play Calgary in an outdoor game called the Heritage Classic.  It was cold but he had fun!!  

His 2nd game will be on Tuesday when he watches Calgary and his all time favorites Boston Bruins!!  This man LOVES this team!!  He's been a fan since he was a kid.  He hasn't seen them live in over 8+ years.

Which leads to his last game.  He flies back home on Wednesday and then we go to Vancouver for the 3rd game to watch Boston Bruins & Vancouver Canucks.  LUCKY KID!  

That brings me to his card! 

I found this image at Bonibleaux Designs called SlapStick Sal.  I used a rounded pearl for the puck but the image does come with one of it's own.

The papers are from Lollipop Designs and it's actually a digi scrapbook kit but I made it work for me.  I do know she was working on creating a scrapbook kit for all teams.  WOW! 

All the Boston embellies were from the internet.  Oh and I used 2 stamps from Tim Holtz's "Bitty Grunge".

It's getting harder and harder every year to top the last card.  You can only do so many fishing, hunting and hockey cards.  Or can you?!!  Guess I'll find out!! 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Magnolia-licious Color Challenge

Wow the ladies at Magnolia-licious Color Challenge blog made me really work this time.  The challenge was to use red, white and black.  Ummmm OMG!!  Any of those colors together seem fine but adding one more of this color trio had me worried!!  "eeeeeeekkkkkkk!"  So I really had to put on my creative thinking cap for this one but I am happy with how it turned out and yes, even happy with the challenge!!  Thanks ladies!!

So I am entering into just a few challenges with obviously

Magnolia-licious challenge being one of them.

Cute Card Thursday - Flowers & Hearts

Stamp Something - Something For Your Valentine

Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

Stamps: Magnolia "#292 Tilda Spreads Love" and Hero Arts "Whoo Loves You" border stamp.
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Lush", Deja Views "Sweet Romance"
Embellishments: Misc ribbon coiled into a flower, Hobby House (UK) spacers, American Crafts black brads, misc doiley, misc heart charms, Zva rhinestones, and Prima flowers.
Punches: Martha Stewart heart lace border punch, Heart shaped Spellbinder cut chipboard, black velvet vinyl swirls cut from the Sihouette and XOXO sentiment print and cut from Silhouette. 
Ink: Copics
R59, 29, 24
100, C7, 5, 3, 1
R85, 83, 81
RV10, 000, 0000
E51, 51, RV10  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Another Tilda

Just a quick post today!  I saw the pearl idea on another card over the last few weeks but you think I could find where I saw it?!  Heck no but if this was your idea I love it (obviously) and I wish I could give you credit.  What a fabulous idea!  

A Spoon Full of Sugar - "Let's See Some Love" is the challenge I'm entering this card into. 

Oh and by the way - I LOVE MAKING THESE FLOWERS!  They are so stickin' easy!  You just need some circles using nestibilities, rough up your papers, distress the edges (or not) and stick a brad in them.  VOILA!  Easy! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Pops

This is a birthday card made for my FIL who loves playing guitar.  I printed the "Happy Birthday" music sheet from the internet.  The tickets stubs, ripped notebook paper (bottom layer), music notes bar AND guitar were all cut by my Silhouette machine.  Oh and the guitar??  Looks finicky?!  IT WAS!  But worth it cuz he loved it.  I even added strings although only half way I thought it was a good attempt.  LOL!!  

The picks I made myself and the stars are Maya Chipboard and I added the paper to them and finished them off with Crackle Accents.  

The card reads:

You can pick your guitar,
You can pick your friends,
You can pick your nose,
But you can't pick your birthday.

Aaaaahhhh ha ha ha ha!  Yup I did make this one up!!  All by myself!  And giggled most of the time I was doing it!  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tilda Notepad

Sometimes when you see something you just KNOW it's meant to have a Magnolia on it!  LOL!  Yesterday when I was in Save-On grocery store I found this on sale for $4.99.  It has 400 sheets of memo paper and the top is a hardcover and although it's cute all by itself I just thought I could make it better!  LOL!!

SO!  TADA!!  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out an entering this into the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Love - Not only did I put LOVE on here using the Magnolia's "LOVE" background image stamp but I did fill this with love cuz I was making it for someone special.  Those always turn out better then when I make one just because. 

Just Magnolia Week 92 - Anything Goes with the option of ribbons.   I ♥ anything goes challenges!!!

Top Tip Tuesday - Girlie Challenge.  WELL!!  Pink, hearts and flowers I would say are a shoe in for that challenge!  LOL! 

Here's a sideview.  The nice thing is that my sister will take awhile to get through THAT many sheets of notepad paper so I know it'll be around for awhile.  Knowing her tho, she won't even use it.  LOL!!  It's okay buddie!  I'm giving you permission!!  ♥♥♥

Paper: Bo Bunny "Crazy Love"
Embellishments: Recollections metal butterfly, Magnolia tag die, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, K&Company dimensional stickers, home-made chipboard hearts with dimensional glue, CTMH hemp, Scrapper's floss & pin and Zva pearls.  
Punches: Silhouette all Print & Cut: Bird ticket, Once Upon a Time Frame and Parisian Stamps.  
Ink: Copics
Dress: R81, RV000, RV0000
Frilly lace: B000, B0000
Hearts: R85, 83, 81
Hair: E29, 27, 25, 34
Face: E51, 510 and RV10

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Don't Mess With This Nurse

I have a card to show you today just because....well not just because but no challenges incorporated on this own.  My poor BIL had surgery last week so voila!!  I call her Moose.  LOL!!  See her hairy legs?!!  Aaaa ha ha ha!

Yup real band aids and gauze.  I had fun making this one.  Enjoy!! 

Stamps: Just Inklined "Don't Mess Nurse" in package from "Help Katie" and Tim Holtz blood spatters from "Bitty Grunge" Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Embellishments: Band aids and gauze
Punches: Silhouette scissors, stethoscope and gauze-like background
Ink: Copics
Y02, 00, 000
R59, 29, 24
E59, 57, 55 
E11, 01, 00, 000, 0000 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge #4


This week's challenge at Simply Betty Challenge
is to create a Valentine Birthday card using black,
pink and turquoise!  A little challenging but
fortunately I had this paper from Bo Bunny that
instantly made it easy! 

Check out all the other DT cards at
for some fabulous inspiration. 
Oh and also check out the prize for the week!!!

Oh and also I'm going to enter this into
Mad for Markers Monthly Challenging
for Crazy Hair Coloring.

Copics used:
B01, 02, 05 Dress
RV21, 23, 25 Hair
E50, E51, RV10 Face