Thursday, June 30, 2011


If you were here I'd sing you happy since I'm not you can consider that your birthday present.  LMBO!!  If you have hopped from Tanya's blog (wasn't her's cute?!) good for you!!  You're going the right way!!

For this special project I chose turquoise because I know how much Carla likes this color.  Thank goodness it wouldn't matter what color it was cuz she's so easy to please anyway!  YAY!

It's actually a notepad that she'll get to oogle over for as long as she wants.  Depends on how fast she uses the notepad.  LOL!!  Happy birthday my friend!  Hope you have a fabulous day and spoil yourself rotten!  LOL!!

I'm also going to enter my card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything starting with the letter "T" and my T is TILDA and T is for turquoise!!!

Totally Tilda - Anything but a card and this is a notepad....hence the word "NOTES" LOL!

Stamps:  Magnolia "Tilda Holding Daffodil" and "Mushrooms With Snail"
Paper: the Mariposa stack "
Embellishments:  Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes 'Funky Butterflies", Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, misc letter tiles, Tim Holtz "Fanciful" button, Dollar Store feathers and cheesecloth, Recollections pink gem swirl, Stardust Stickles and Zva pearls. 
Punches: Spellbinders "Labels 10"
100, W7, 5, 3, 1, 00
R85, 83, 81, RV00, 0000
G28, 24, 21, 20
BG49, 09, 23, 13, 11, 10

Saturday, June 25, 2011

MDUC #102

Stitching and Swirls

This post has a few more pics then usual, which you can click for a bigger view so I hope you enjoy!!  I did a gate fold card using the tutorial found at Splitcoaststampers but I changed my sizing to fit a 6" x 6" card.  Part way through making this card I realized how much it resembled my last MDUC project.  I used the same papers!!  OMG you're kidding!  BUT...these new Sweet Rainbow papers are hard to refuse.  So apologies for not showing you something different.  Stick around cuz it's coming.  LOL!

Ok I gotta admit this one had me stumped for a bit.  I had no problems with the swirls (luuuuuv them!) but I don't have a sewing machine (I WISH) so I wasn't sure about the stitching part but finally decided to stitch around my heart.

Here's a closer view of my stitched heart.  I covered a Maya Road chipboard heart with Sweet Rainbow paper and punched holes using my Crop-A-Dile.  Then I did some kind of special stitch I found online.  Love all my Doohickey's!!  I used "Heart Swirl", "Leaf and Swirl Die" and "Butterfly Doohickey (which looks to be out of stock at Magnolia-licious Store but Diana is always getting stock in).

And now a view of my gate fold card opened right up and just waiting for a sentiment to be stamped into the middle!! 

So these cards are a lot of freakin' work and now I understand why I don't do the insides.  My GF Cheri says she has to use up some of the paper anyway, which is a great point but she makes it sound like a 5 minute job.  There must be something wrong with me cuz I just don't find it that easy.  But it sure looks nice!!

Please stop by Magnolia Down Under Challenge this week and check out all the other UH-MAZING projects.  These ladies are truly creative and UBER talented!  Would love to see you join us in this challenge.

I'm also entering my card into Magnolia-licious Challenge which is a picture challenge of a pink telephone.  CUTE! Have a great weekend!  Hugs!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors

So this card is dedicated to 2 challenge blogs that Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring.  The first one is Cupcake Craft Challenges and their challenge for this week is the sketch featured below.  Oh and they do mention you do NOT need cupcakes on your card to enter.  hee hee cute!!

The second challenge is a biweekly challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge blog and their challenge this week is using flowers.  Now c' easy is that?!!

Please feel free to check both of them out and enter your card to win some TPS images!! 

I cut out these butterflies from some of the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers and crackled them.  I kind of got a kick out of using my "Story" coupon and the TH clock cuz it make me think she's getting ready for story time.  hee hee

Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps "Lil Victorian Steampunk Lilith" and Tim Holtz bloodspatter from Bitty Grunge stamp set.
Paper: Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante"
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Melissa Frances lace, Tim Holtz timepiece and TH "Story" coupon.
Punches:  Spellbinder's Oval nestibilities
Rust colored browns: E19, 17, 15, 13, 11
Blouse: BG 34, 13, 11, 10
Boots: W7, 5, 3, 1
Hair:  YG24, 23, Y15, 11, 00 covered with E31

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day

So here's to a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dad's out there!!  I was soooooo not into making father's day cards this year as I always have such a hard time picking images for men/dad cards.

Hey so check this out!!  I've used a fabric tag from Webster's Pages, some hardware from 7Gypies, Tim Holtz tissue tape and a key.  
Voila - man card!  LOL!!  OH and oh my gosh we can't forget the Bo Bunny "Timepiece" papers.  Those are so gorgeous!!

I've used this wonderful sketch from Creative Accents Challenge blog and with a twist they've challenged us to a masculine theme.  So if you need another sketch, well here you go!! 

I'm also entering my card into Papertake Weekly Challenge 
which is "Dads & Lads".
Ok have a great Sunday everyone! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CLP Challenge #37

Even tho we started this challenge on June 1st we are showing a mid month reminder and more inspiration from the other half of the CLP team.  And wow these ladies deliver!!

We are being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps this month and you already know what a fan I am of Kellie's Lil Lolita's!!  

SO!!  This was my 3rd shot at coloring Lil Victorian Evie and I finally managed to get one that I was happy with. 

And her's the wonderful sketch that Chelsea has created for us
this month at CLP Challenge Blog.  I really ♥♥♥'ed this one.

So I say each month....who can't use a sketch?
You have 15 days left to join us at
CLP Challenge Blog!

I'm entering this card into Paper Sundae's
"Girly Girl"
Stamp Something
"Something Punched"

Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps "Lil Victorian Lylah"
Paper:  Melissa Frances "5th Avenue"
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz tissue tape flower, Bo Bunny Trinket, cheesecloth from the Dollar store, misc doily, Tim Holtz plate, Silhouette's Echo park postmark (2 of them behind the Bingo card) and Jenni Bowlin Bingo card.
Punches:  Punch Bunch flowers, Magnolia Doohickey Hearts Swirl and Butterfly 
Copics:  BG 23, 11 and 10
E44, 43, 42
E11, 00, 000
E51, 50

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Pinkette Blog Hop


Hope you're enjoying the hop so far and if you've just come here from Debbie P's Place (did your eyes drool?!) then you're on the right track.  There's plenty more to follow!

Have you had a chance to preview all six new Lil Tom Boyz Pinkettes over at Tickled Pink Stamps?  There's been some fabulous card made with these new cuties.  This one is called Fishing Audrey and will be available now at TPS.

This was a very unusual color combo for me but I didn't mind how it turned out.  Cute.  Nothing spectacular....just cute.  I'm good with that.  LOL!  I put Crackle Accents all over the fish and it does look dark...oops but here's a close-up.

Well I'm going to send you off to Fran's blog now and she always comes up with something special!!  And as always, Kellie will be having blog hop candy so please follow the hop and check out the instructions on the last blog.

I'm entering my card into Make It Colorful - "Coloring with Blues"

Stamps: TPS Pinkette "Fishing Audrey" and SU "Fly Fishing" sentiment.
Paper: My Mind's Eye `Stella and Rose Hattie` paper
Embellishments: Maya Road fish chipboard, misc fishing pole, hemp string, Zva self-adhesive pearls and Wild Orchid flowers.  
Punches: Magnolia Doohickey "Grass" and "Antique Lace" border
Copics: BG23, 11, 10
BG99, 97, 93, 91
YG24, 23, 21

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #100

Welcome back my dear friends!!!  This week at MDUC we have a new challenge that really gets your creative mind thinking.


I'm so bad for getting into a pattern of creating nothing but square cards.  I need to think SHAPES and something different.  I think we get cozy in our creative ruts.  LOL!!   Anyway, I decided to alter a frame and I know it's been done a bazillion times before but I don't think I've actually done one myself.  I used this Tilda and tree from my Easter egg project.  hee hee  Reuse, recycle!! 

Be sure to check out the other amazing DT work at MDUC and check out the prize too!!!

I'd also like to join up to a few challenges:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - "Anything Goes"
The Dutch Magnolia Chickies - "Summer"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"


Stamps:  Magnolia "Tilda with A Small Gift" and "Spring Tree"
Paper: Magnolia "Sweet Rainbow"
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and baubles, Maya Road heart chipboard and misc adhesive pearls.
Punches:  Magnolia Doohickey Butterfly, Scalloped tag, Heart Swirl and Fence.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie!!

I am so excited to be a part of your blog hop today!! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with many birthday wishes and wonderful presents. LOL! BIG HUGS!!

The hop starts at Creative Accents and you should be hopping here from Tanya's blog.  Some great ideas so far hey?

Here's Julie's card and of course I couldn't help using a Magnolia image!!  I just love these papers from Bo Bunny called Gabrielle.  And even tho my ribbon looks white, it's actually cream colored.  Oh and I added some cream colored flower soft to the wings.  hee hee  Just for a little fuzzy feeling.  ha ha ha


Ok next stop now is Carla's blog!! A very amazing talented gal!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


And the winner of my SCRAPBOOKING blog candy
goes toooooooooooo:

Congrats lady!!  Thanks to everyone who entered and all the warm wishes and congratulations.

I will be posting another card lover's blog
candy soon!!!  Stay tuned!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Tickled Pink Preview Day 1

Today we are showing you a new line of Pinkette's called
"Lil Tom Boyz" from
This is Bug Coraline (isn't she cute?!) and although I'm not a huge fan of using bright colors I kind of thought she needed them!!  Love these new butterfly Doohickey's from Magnolia!!

It is also time for the monthly sketch challenge at
Graphicat Sketches challenge blog
I've use the sketch below and added her new "Thought I'd Bug You" sentiment.  This girl is amazing with words and funny thing but I just can't see to put anything together for wording.  You can find some fabulous sentiments and images at Graphicat Designs.

Who can't use a sketch?!!  So please join us this month at Graphicat Sketches challenge blog!

Stamps: Tickled Pink Stamps Pinkette Lil Tom Boyz "Bug Coraline"
Paper: Bo Bunny "Vicki B"
Embellishments: Prima Pebbles, misc ribbon, Bo Bunny rhinestones, handmade flowers and Making Memories lace. 
Punches: Magnolia butterfly Doohickey.  
Copics: YR07, 04, 00
RV29, 25, 23, 21
YG25, 03, 11
E11, 00, 000
E44, 43, 42, 41