Monday, October 31, 2011

New Magnolia stamp

Today I'm sharing a new Tilda stamp that I have.  I have to tell you, I'm so happy with how she turned out, I colored 4 of them all at once!  It's such a cute stamp and so easy to color (for some reason this one was easier and quicker for me to color than others).

I used my metallic gold thread again and just love the extra bit of sparkle that it adds to my cards.  I also broke out the "jingle bells" for the first time this year.  You'll probably be seeing more of them as the weeks go by.

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Jingle All the Way
Just Magnolia - Merry Christmas!
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

All About Boys at CMC

Hi again.  It's time for another challenge over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group.  This time it's all about BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! Our wonderful sponsor this week, Mo's Digital Pencil, let the DT use some of her wonderful digis.  I chose this cute digi called Sand Castle.

I loved using all of the different colored Copics on it.  It's so bright and colorful.  There are so many wonderful images at Mo's shop.  You've got to check them out.

If you play along with us this time around you've got a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Mo's Digital Pencil where you could get some of her cute digis, plus a pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  And if that isn't enough each entry into the challenge is entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate to

So be sure to head over to the CMC Copic Challenge for your shot at not one, but TWO great prizes.  Anyone can play along and you have until November 11th, so there it plenty of time to join in the fun.


Dream Valley - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Stamp - Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper:  Cryogen White Cardstock, Karen Foster Designs
Ink:  Copics (R39, R29, R24, R22, R00/YR68, YR21/E37, E33, E31/E11, E00, E0000, R20/G16, G02, G00/Y15, Y13, Y11/B28, B24, B21/B05, B02, B00/C3)
Misc:  Ribbon, buttons

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bear-ing Gifts

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I've got another Christmas card with James Bear from Lili of the Valley.  Did I mention that I just love this stamp? 

I used some darker browns on him, but didn't write down the Copics that I used.  Hopefully I'll be able to figure it out for the next time I color him as I really like the darker colors.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Gina K Designs - Let it Snow!

Don't forget about the challenge over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group.  The theme is Halloween and you've got until Oct. 28th to enter.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley
Papers:  Cryogen White Cardstock, Coredinations, The Paper Studio
Ink:  Copics
Misc:  ribbon, Spellbinders snowflakes die, MS snowflakes punch, Marvy snowflake punch, glitter, brad

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Halloween at CMC

That's right, it's time to share your Halloween projects with us over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge group.  We want to see your project that you have colored using your Copic markers.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Glitterbabe.  I used the Waiting for Witchy digi for my card.  If you play along you've got a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Glitterbabe's Digis and a pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  Plus, each entry is entered into a monthly contest for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to!  Two chances to win, so head on over to the CMC Copic Challenge to join in the fun.


Simon Says Stamp - Halloween/Goth
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
Totally Stampalicious  - Purple, orange, and black
Digital Tuesday - Happy Halloween
Flourishes - Halloween
Papertake Weekly - Spoooooky Hues
Crafts 4 Eternity - Orange & Purple
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween Colors
Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween

Stamp:  Glitterbabe
Paper:  Cryogen White Cardstock, SEI, K & Co.
Ink:  Copics (C9,C7, C3, C1/V17, V15, V12/Y23, Y21, Y11, E35, E33, E51/YG67, YG63/Y04)
Misc:  Pom pom ribbon, bat ribbon, rhinestones, MS border punch, glitter bat sticker, Stampabilities Lavender ink pad

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Tilda Calendar Page

Well, I have another calendar page to share with you.  I did something different with this one.  I decided that I spend too much time fussing over what to add to my cards, etc., so this time I kept moving.  I didn't take the time to nitpick over what I put on the card.  I just kept adding stuff and overall I'm pretty happy with it.

I came across some Magnolia flowers and glass garlands that I won from some blog candy last year, so I decided to use them on this project...finally.  That's another problem I have; I want to save my "good stuff" for a better project.  Well, no more!  It's time to clear out some of this stuff I've had for a while and make room for more new stuff.   

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
By the Cute and Girly  - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unused Stash (flower, glass garland)

Also, just a reminder that Suzanne Dean will be in San Jose, CA next weekend (Oct. 22nd & 23rd) to teach her CMC on the Road Class and there is still time to get registered.  I attended her class in SC a few months ago and just loved it!  I would highly recommend going if you get the chance.  You can find all of the details here.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda
Papers:  Cryogen White Cardstock, K & Co.
Ink:  Copics
Misc:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Magnolia flower & glass garland, ribbon, brad, Making Memories flower, pearls, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Coaster Calendar

Today I've got something new to share with you.  I used some 4 x 4 coasters and turned them into this cute little hanging calendar.

I colored my image with Copics, then I distressed the edges of the coasters with some ink, added some ribbon and pearls, then printed out my calendars and attached them with brads.


Card Patterns - Sketch
Totally Tilda - Decorate a Coaster
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
do you stack up? - Brown
Digi Doodle -  Distressing

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pink Christmas

Four days in a row!  That must be a record for me.  I've got another calendar page to share with you.  I'll tell you that I've never done pink for Christmas; I stick with the traditional red and green, although last year I branched out and did a lot of blue.  I found some cute pink Christmas paper and figured I'd give it a go.

Now I may have gone a bit overboard on the pink, but I think it definitely looks cute.  I stamped her on Cryogen White Cardstock.  The DP I used is from We R Memory Keepers and K & Co.  I colored her with Copics (R85, R83, R81, R00/E25, E31, E50/E11, E00, E000/BG10, W2, W00).  I punched some snowflakes using my Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder die and added some glitter to them.  I added a brad to the middle of the snowflake, ran some ribbon across the front, and added my calendar.  


Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  - Sparkle & Bling
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia  - Sketch
Fab 'n' Funky  - Die Cut or Punches
All That Scraps  - Anything Goes

Also, don't forget about the current challenge running over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group.  There are two chances to win and you have until October 14th to enter.  Be sure to check it out here and join in the fun.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2 Birthday Cards

Today I've got a couple of birthday cards to share with you.  On my first card I used a new digi I got from Nana Vic's.  I printed her out onto Cryogen White Cardstock and  used Karen Foster Designs paper.  I stitched the bottom panel, added the chipboard stars and rhinestones, and put a bit of glitter on the water.  I used the sketch from the Sketch n Stash Challenge with my new stash being the digi.

On my second card I used a digi from Meljen's Designs.  I printed it onto Cryogen White Cardstock and my DP is Basicgrey.  I stitched the front panels, added ribbon, and 3 cute tool brads as well.

I also wanted to share with you the witty sentiment my hubby and I came up with.  We thought it was cute.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Recipe (1 ribbon, 2 DP, 3 buttons/brads/gems)
Sweet Sketch - Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - Sewing or Stitching (plus a sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Another James Bear card

Hi everyone!  I've got a lot of images colored that I hadn't been putting on cards because I just wasn't in the mood.  Well, the mood has hit!  You'll probably see a few more posts than usual from me this week.  I'm getting geared up for my Christmas cards this year, so today I've got another card with the Lili of the Valley James Bear stamp.

This card was really quick to put together, which is great if you are making several of them.  I used a new gold thread too.  I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but it really makes the card shine a bit. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Animal Crackers
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Lili of the Valley - World Cardmaking Day

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Vintage Tilda

Happy Sunday to everyone!  I hope you all are getting some wonderful weather like we are here.  Perfect for watching football.  I was crafting last night with the windows open and heard the leaves blowing around the driveway.  I love that sound, but it also reminds me that we will be raking up all of those leaves soon.

It's time for another challenge over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge group.  The theme is to use Vintage & Distressed Coloring with your Copic markers.  Here is your inspiration photo.

I had not tried this technique before and was not sure how it would go, but I've got to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I decided to make a calendar page instead of a card.

I think I might add a bit more "stuff" to it to fill up some of the empty space, but I love how the coloring turned out.  I stamped Tilda onto Cryogen cardstock, stitched the bottom two panels (as usual), added the rhinestone swirls and then the calendar I made. 

Be sure to check out the blogs of my fellow DT members, we have a few new members, and boy are they talented.  I've got them linked up on the left side of my sidebar.

Please join us for your chance to win 3 Magnolia stamps of your choice from Magnolia-licious and a pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  Plus each entry is entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate to  The challenge ends October 14th, just be sure to use your Copics.  So head on over to the CMC Copic Challenge and join in the fun.  Anyone can play along.


Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sketch
Do You Stack Up?  - Swirls
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  - Distressed
The Beary Scrap - Free for (f)All/Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda
Paper:  Cryogen White Cardstock, K & Co.
Ink:  Copics E13, E11, E00, R21/R22,R00,R0000/E25, E35, E51/Y28, Y0000/YG06, YG0000/E43, W2
Misc:  Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!