Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LDRS - What A Sweetheart!

So today I'm here for no other reason then to share this card.  FUN HUH?!!  Ok WAIT!  I might also be here to mention something a few of you may know already.  In my last post I edited it and put my news is but I'm sure it got missed since I came in AFTER I posted.  

I'M ON THE LITTLE DARLINGS DESIGN TEAM!!!  Yipppeeeee!  I'm a little freaked out because there is some seriously amazing talent there so I'm just gonna make sure I pull up my socks.  hee hee  But it's always good to challenge yourself right?

This card is made using Angie's "What a Sweetheart" image.  I just thought she looked so dainty so wanted to make the card accordingly.  I used this very pretty intricate die cut from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  Same with the adorable little butterflies.  I also added some Stickles around the borders on a few layers, which you might be able to see better if you click on the picture. 

You can check out some new 12 x 12 papers at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps called Summer Sorbet and Fruit Basket.  The patterns are nice and small so they're great for cardmakers too.  There are also some very sweet 6 x 6 pads called Caladium and Chocolate Covered Cherry


Stamps:  Little Darlings Rubber Stamps "What a Sweetheart"
Paper:  Prima "Fairy Belle"
Embellishments:  Prima, Maya Road chipboard hearts, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, filigree's and cheesecloth.
Punches:  Marianne Creatables flower die
Copics:  E93, 95, 97, 99
B11, 15, 18
B0000, 000, 00, 01
G24, 46, 29
E41, 42, 43
E0000, 000, 00, 11, 13 RV10
YR21, 24, E35, E37 with E33 overall

Monday, January 21, 2013

Magnolia-licious Challenge

Hello glad to see you back!!  I couldn't wait to share this project with you this week.  I used the new "Tilda With Big Cup of Ice Cream" from the brand new "LOVE" collection and "Strawberry Ice Cream" (cone) from the older 2009 Lazy Summer Days collection.  Yippeeeeee I finally got to use it!! 

I love the way her dress turned out but just so you know, it took 4 tries.  LMBO!  It doesn't come easily but nor did Copics.  PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!

Don't ya just love the ice cream scoop charm?  Between that and the papers, which are also a Magnolia product, I was so happy to be able to use some stash!!  I knew I was holding it for the right moment!!  LOL!!  I also added some pretty opaque pink ribbon under the white rose ribbon to add some more texture.  LOVE texture!!  :)

This week our wonderful teamie Chris has come up with another gorgeous picture for the inspiration challenge going on right now at Magnolia-licious.  You could pull all kinds of idea's from this picture couldn't you? 

 As always our dear Diana has a prize ready for this challenge's winner!

Have you checked out the SALE Diana is having at Magnolia-licious?!!  Select Christmas stamps are 30-40% off and that even includes some of the images from the new collection!!

Another great benefit of shopping at Magnolia-licious is the 2% store credit you get on each and every purchase!! 

AND you can get $5 off your first purchase so if you've been putting off ordering before, here's some great motivation!!  


This card is going to be entered into the following FUN challenges:

Simply Magnolia Challenge - Yummy Food (**Offered GD)


Stamps: "Tilda With Big Cup of Ice Cream" and "Strawberry Ice Cream"
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and ice cream scoop.
Punches: Magnolia Doohickey cloud
E21, 23, 25, 29
BV20, 23, 25, 29
E0000, 000, 00, 11, 13 RV10
YR20, 21, 24
RV000, 81, 83, 85
Y0000, 02, 06

Friday, January 18, 2013

Little Darlings Hearts & Flowers

***EDITED - I'm so excited to share my news with you that I'm also now on the DT for Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  I'm so excited and you should see the amazing team Angie has put together.  OMG I have to make sure I'm on my A game.  No comments from the peanut gallery!!  YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!  LOL!  *****

I'm back with another guest spot for Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!  I had so much fun with this little project!!

I made a little chocolate box using my Silhouette and paired it up to Fresh Picked Flowers" from LDRS.  This month the girls are showcasing FLOWERS AND HEARTS so PERFECT! This is right up my ally!  hee hee!

I used papers Echo Park's "Yours Truly" collection including some of the journaling cards and tabs that came with them. I added some Wild Orchid flowers and pressed out a Tim Holtz heart die, distressed the edges and added the "LUV" sentiment.  The "forever" ribbon is just some from my stash that I've had FOREVER and happy to finally be able to use it.  Wait...Oh!  No pun intended.  ha ha ha ha!!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Little Darlings "Fresh Picked Flowers"
Paper:  Echo Parks "Yours Truly" and "Your's Truly" journaling cards.
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and corner filigree, Martha Stewart felt hearts, misc rose ribbon and a paper doily.
Punches:  Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Tim Holtz heart die and Magnolia"Heart Swirl" Doohickey
Copics:  E0000, 000, 00, 11, 13
T0, 2, 4, 6, 8
R22, 24, 29. 59
C00, 01, 03

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WE'RE BACK!! Magnolia-licious Challenge

Phew!  Doesn't it feel like we've been away for a long time?  How did you like how long you had for the last challenge?  hee hee
For this card I used 2 images from the Little Christmas collection "Dancing w/Stars" and "Little Tilda". I distressed many layers and added Stardust stickles to the edges. I see after I colored these that Diana doesn't have them in the store but if you're interested in them it's possible that she might bring them in. 

I used a Maya chipboard snowflake, covered it in Adirondack "Pearl" acrylic paint (dabber), let it dry and the add Liquid Accents and covered with Glitter Ritz "Warm Highlight" glitter.  Oooo so pretty especially in real life!! 

This is the inspiration photo from my great teamie Chris.  You can use a supporting color, and I've used a slight bit of green but still within the Copic "E" family and incorporating the browns, creams and greys.  Head on over to Magnolia-licious challenge blog to find some more gorgeous ideas.

And as usual Diana is offering a lovely gift package. 

Now I have a bit more information for you and then I'm done.  Long post today!!

1.  There's a new Facebook SHARE Option on the Magnolia-licious online store.

"When you share Magnolia Stamps with your friends on Facebook, you give them the ability to get $5 in store credit instantly! No tricks, no gimmicks, just quality products from our store at a fantastic price. For every first purchase order (minimum $30.00) that your friends make from clicking on your Facebook link, you will receive 5% back in store credit from their purchases. It’s yours to keep to spend on whatever you’d like—our gift to you for sharing our products. For example your friends first order is $100.00 you receive $5.00."

The Facebook share option button is below every image in the store. Check it out and use Facebook to share with your friends!

2. Every order over $100.00 now receives a Magnolia Mini stamp.

3. Older MagnoliaINK magazines are currently on sale. Excellent prices, makes a great gift for the friend you have just introduced to Magnolia-licious via Facebook.

And last but not least I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge - Just Good Friends (Someone already pointed out this is probably me and Simone - yup probably!  LOL!) ***Top 5

Stamps:  Magnolia "Dancing with Stars"
Paper:  Magnolia "Christmas Story Collection"
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, lace, 7Kids College Fund Magnolia vintage berries, cheesecloth, Maya Road chipboard snowflake, string pearls, Stardust Stickles and a wine charm.
Punches:  Magnolia 
Copics: E81, 84, 87, 89
E0000, 000, 01, 11, 13
E21, 23, 25, 29
W00, 1, 3
C00, 1, 3
E50, 51, 53, 55
E41, 42, 43, 44

Friday, January 4, 2013

Little Darlings - Hearts & Flowers

Today I'm showing you a card using an image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  Why?  BECAUSE THEY ASKED ME TO BE A GUEST FOR JAN and FEB!!!  Doing the happy dance....da da daaa, da da!  

  Did you know LD now carries Saturated Canary rubber stamps?  There's quite a collection in stock including this cutie called "Valentine Petals" which comes with 3 super cute sentiments.

So this month Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations, are featuring hearts and flowers.  Right up my alley!

 I cut all 3 hearts using a few different Tim Holtz movers and shapers dies,  covered them with patterned paper and then distressed them.  The red hearts with a white bow were wood buttons from Prima that had a different pattern on them but didn't match so I colored them up using Color box chalk.  The black and white string is also from Tim Holtz.

Oh and of course I colored using Copics and then covered the rest with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Stamps: Saturated Canary "Valentine's Petals"
Paper:  Glitz "Cashmere Dame"
Embellishments: Martha Stewart felt heart, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and rose ribbon, K&Co XOXO bauble, misc heart buttons and Tim Holtz black and white string
Punches:  Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers heart die and Magnolia "Romantic" tag
Boots & skirt:  R20, 22, 24, 29, 59
Skin:  E0000, 000, 00, 11, 13, RV10
Hair and boots:  T0, 2, 4, 6, 8
Shirt and pants:  BG10, 11, 15, 49