Monday, August 29, 2011

Tags, Tags more Tags!

Happy Monday! Today there's a new challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts. Our theme is Tags. I decided to use the new Christmas stamp from Little Darlings called Checking it Twice. I wanted to make it look like this cutie little boy is crossing off his Christmas list and the tags all around are from him to his family. I got the cheese cloth from Angie, Thank You!!! That stuff is great, I can use it on everything!
Well I hope you all have a great week.

Challenges
Color Create - Red, White, Craft and cream.
Samuel Taylors - Christmas using Rubber Stamp
Stampavie and more - Christmas









Supplies
Stamps - Little Darlings- Checking it Twice, The Little Paper Shop Sentiments
Papers - Dovecraft, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento, DI's and Copics
Accessories - Magnolia Tilda Lace Die, mini tags, berries, cheese cloth, SU eyelet, white gel pen, snowflake ornament.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Let's play some Tennis!

Howdy y'all! I have the 'Woody's RoundUp' song in my head.. :)

Today is Friday and time for a new challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAngler ans Fussy and Fancy! I LOVE this Tennis Tilda from Magnolia-licious. She's so much fun to color and add shadows to. I love when Pauline draws Tilda in anything other than a straight view, although I do love those too! This Tilda is from the new Collection Winner Takes All, which is now available in Mini's over at Magnolia-licious! Oh the possiblities, I cannot wait for mine!

 The challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAngler is BINGO and I've chosen the line Gems, Flowers, Ribbon/Lace. The Challenge over at Fussy and Fancy is a sketch, like always I've combined them.

Angie gave me this paper pad when I was at her house. It's a gorgeous pad! I've got to get more of this companies paper, the patterns are beautiful! I didn't have any black or gray roses so I used my Marianne Creatbles Die, from Love to Stamp, and made these beautiful roses. I put a black pearl in the center to finish it off.

Thanks for visiting me today, have a wonderful weekend. I hope you will join us at Just Magnolia and hAngler and Fussy and Fancy.

I'll be back Monday with a new project for Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge!

Challenges
Just Magnolia and hAngler - Bingo
Fussy and Fancy - Sketch
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Marianne Designs - Anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas - Pink










Supplies
Paper - Authentique Paper - Uncommon, SU, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Every Stocking Counts, right?

Happy Thursday! Only more weekend and both my kiddos will be in school. YAY me! :) I get some quiet time. Well a little, I still have my little one at home. She's good when the other 2 aren't around.

Today I have a card for Cute Card Thursday, it's a sketch. I'm using the newly released Little Darlings Christmas imag called 'Every Stocking Counts'. Isn't she super cute! I love this little scene. I just love these papers I got, they are 3 Bugs in a Rug. I think they are my favorite Christmas papers so far.. this year.. I love the purple! Angie gave me these gold berries, they are the perfect for Christmas cards.

I hope you will join us over at Cute Card Thursday!
 I'll be back tomorrow for Just Magnolia and hAngler.
Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
Stampavie and more - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/glitter
Bah Humbug - Christmas
Christmas Stampin - Non-traditional
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas in August






Supplies
Paper - 3 Bugs in a rug, Su, Copic Xpress
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Cheese Cloth, Snowflake wood pieces, Su ribbon, gold berries.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Darlings Pleats or Ruffles Challenge and some CANDY!

Today there's a new challenge over at Little Darlings! The challenge is to have Pleats or Ruffles on your card. The design team has done an AMAZING job. I hope you will visit them and join us for the challenge. You don't have to use a Little Darlings Stamp, but if you do and win you get a little extra added to your merchandise gift voucher.

When I was at Angie's a few weeks ago, I really wanted to try Prisma Colored Pencils. Well, they don't like me so much. I can't even tell you how many images I threw out. My 'Little Darling' looked like she used some of that tanning lotion and kept it on too long. LOL! On the day I was leaving Angie's she walked me through and showed me how to use them. This is the image I started. I guess I didn't do as great a job with finishing it. The hair and skin look so much better than the dress which I did at home. Angie gave me her second set of Prisma's so now I can practice. Thanks Angie!

I have a little bit of Candy to give away. All you have to do is link my candy on your blog, become a follower and link up with Mr. Linky, at the bottom of this post.

 You have until September 6th to enter. I will choose and post the winner on September 7th. Here's the adorable stamp you could win.


Challenges

Little Darlings - Pleats or Rubbles
Papertake - Dies
Creative Inspirations - Back to School










Supplies
Paper - Stampin' Up, Copic Xpress,
Ink - Memento and Prisma Colored Pencils, DI's
Accessories - Spellbinders, MS punch, Whimsy Ticket die, RRR Ruffle Ribbon.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Diana Blog Hop!

Today the Magnolia-licious Design Team has put together a hop in celebration of the one an only AMAZING Diana. Her Birthday is on August 24th! So I'm sending GREAT BIG Happy Birthday to you Diana. I hope you like what I've made for you. I was supposed to "bring" the banner/streammers but I descided to make them instead! I used quite a few stamps from the new Winner Takes All Collection. This collection is great, you can make your cards simple or dress them up. Either way works well! I used My Mind's Eye Papers called Life of the Party available at Love to Stamp. My flowers and embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as always!

I REALLY love the way this came out, Diana! I hope you do too!

If you have come from Suzanne's Blog, you're on the right track. If not please start at the beginning, over on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.

Challenges
Magnolia Down Under - Butterflies
Paper Sundaes - Buttons, Banners Twine
Papertake - Dies

 











Once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANA! Now hop along to Janiel's Blog.

Supplies
Paper - SU, Copic Xpress, Lime Twist Life of the Party,
Accessories - SU eyelets, Magnolia Doohickey Lace Tilda Die, Butterfly Doohickey die, Doohickey leaf die, Heart nesties. Scor-Pal, 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Little Darlings Christmas Release is HERE!

Helloooo there my wonderful friends! Today I have a Christmas card to share. I know, I know.. you are all saying "Noooooo, not yet!!!" But it's never to early to get started on Christmas Cards!! The Little Darlings Christmas images are available NOW over at Love to Stamp. These are oh so cute and a must have! I adore them all and yes I've already used them all!

I bought these papers when I was in Michigan with Angie. I threw away the part that said who made them... sorry. I just love these wooden flourshes I got from Love to Stamp, I've already used all of them! The berries are from Angie... I just love them! Thanks my friend!
Love to Stamp is also now carrying Scor-Pal Products! How awesome is that!!!

Just take a look at these babies!

Now for my card, I hope you like it. I took another shot at a masculine card, how'd I do?

Challenges
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas in August
Papertake - Bingo, Buttons, Ribbon, free
Paper Sundaes - Green, Buttons, banner or twine






Supplies
Stamps - Little Darlings - All For Me, Vintage Seed Packets Sentiments
Paper - Su, Copic Xpress,
Ink -Distress Ink, Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - Buttons, Jute String, Chocolate Raffia Ribbon, 25mm olive green rose,
Accessories - Wooden Snowflakes,

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sweet, Soccer Edwin!

Hi there all my friends out in blogging land! Hope you all had a great week. I got my amazing Magnolia-licious DT package with the new Winner Takes All Collection. I really like how different these stamps are. I think there's a lot of you who are a little intimidated by this collection since it's not the regular frilly girly stuff. I hope to change your mind with that though. :) I've got lots of ideas to share. Today I'm using Soccer Edwin, I rarely make Edwin cards but this guy is adorable! I used some random soccer paper, Diana has some of the Winner Takes All paper packets over at Magnolia-licious. I really need to get some, these papers can really make your images pop! The other paper I used is sold at Love to Stamp, it's called Out of Print and it's by Basic Grey. It's EXTREMELY hard to tell online but this paper is GORGEOUS! I love it. Angie has all paper pads at Love to Stamp for 4.50 or lower! You sould run right over and stock up!

The new challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAngler this week is to use a funny or different sentiment. I couldn't resist using my new Whimsy School Yard Fun Sentiments.

The new Chocolate Dreams Magnolia Ink out for pre-order. I haven't seen it yet, but I made some projects I'm VERY excited about for this magazine. I hope you will get the magazine and check them out along with fellow Design Team friends projects.

I will be back next week. I have some exciting posts and projects to share!

Challenges
Just Magnolia and hAngler - a funny or different sentiment
Basic Grey - Sizzling Summer
Crafts and Me - Blues and Greens
Fab and Funky - Stitching
Papertake - Bingo - Buttons, Ribbon, Free





Supplies
Paper - Su, Out of Print, Copic Xpress,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Misc Ribbon, Zva Dimensionals, MS punch,

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Monochrome Challenge at TOMIC!

Today I have a card to share for TOMIC! Our challenge is Monochrome. I decided to use browns. This was the first card I made since returning from my visit with Angie (thank you again for such a wonderful time). Her work is truly amazing, I just loved seeing all her cards in person. She really inspired me to pull out my Distress Inks when I came home. It's been about a year since I've painted with them. Don't you just love when you haven't used something, then when you pull it out it's brand new all over again! :)
Well I hope you can join us at TOMIC this week!

If you haven't already you can now order your Chocolate Dreams Magnolia Ink!

Challenges

TOMIC - Monochrome
Pixie Cottage - Flowers
City Crafter - Do Ya Doodle
Color me Creative - Make a card inspired by your best friend
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
Magnolia Down Under - Song (See you later Alligator)





Supplies
Stamps - #215 Farewell Tilda, Whimsy Stamps Sentiment
Paper - Attic Treasures Paper pad, SU, Watercolor paper
Ink - Versafine and Distress Inks