Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Sketch Week

Hi everyone! I hope you were lucky enough to enjoy a 3 day weekend and that you had nice weather for the unofficial start of summer. It was actually snowing here on Saturday night, believe it or not! YUCK! We've had a very cool spring this year and I'm ready for some warmer weather! I just know that summer is going to hit hard when it finally gets here.  With it being Tuesday, that means it's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly! This week is sketch week! I love sketch week! Dawny is the sketch Queen!!  Since it's the last Tuesday in the month, that means we're being sponsored by the awesome Simon Says Stamp!!

For my card today, I used #377 Traveling Tilda (isn't she just the cutest little thing???) from the Bon Voyage collection at Magnolia-licious, along with #525 Spring Fence. I don't see the full size available right now, but you can get it in the mini version!! I changed it from a spring fence to a summer fence by just covering up the daffodils with some tiny flowers. They are colored with Copic markers, and Tilda is fussy cut and popped up for dimension. These yummy papers are from Raspberry Road and they're double matted with Bazzill card stock.   The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and  I also added some Kaiser flat backed pearls. That lucious bow is made with May Arts Silk Ribbon from Stamp and Create.

So that's it for my card today! Sure hope you pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out all the amazing creations from the rest of the design team! Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and join us in the challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

For a great friend featuring a fun hAnglar image and a WINNER!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Sure hope you're having a fabulous weekend! It's been chilly and rainy here all weekend, so I've taken advantage by getting some crafting done.  Todays card features an adorable hAnglar image colored with Copic markers. 

The cardstock is Bazzill and the DP's are from Kay Miller Designs and Raspberry Road. I think I've put everything on this card except the kitchen sink! LOL! I used a doily cut with a die from Cheery Lynn Designs, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts spritzed with Glimmer Mist,

The ticket is a stamp and die from Whimsy that I got from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the banner was cut using my Cricut Expression using my Gypsy and Celebrations cartridge, and the little hearts on the banner are a byproduct of a Martha Stewart heart border punch edged in chalk ink. The pin was made using some beads from Michael's, and the ribbon is May Arts silk ribbon from Stamp and Create colored with a Copic marker to match.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar only- dots
Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog - Friends

And I have FINALLY drawn a winner for the Magnolia-licious blog hop! And the winner is......

And #8 is.................

Congrats Riet! Please send me your information so I can get your box of goodies out to you! Thanks to everyone that played!!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hugs!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Peggy Loves Vintage "what's cookin'?"

Hey everyone! I'm sooooo glad it's Friday! And a 3 day weekend in the States as well! WOOHOO!!  The weather isn't going to be very nice (they're even talking snow for Sunday morning), so I'm planning on staying inside and getting some crafting done. My card today features another adorable vintage image from Peggy Loves Vintage.  All her images are so great for making a fabulous card quickly!  I printed her on Bazzill cardstock and cut her out from the background.  She's popped up from a circle Nestie. The DP's are from Nitwit Collections.

I paired her up with a sentiment from The Cutting Cafe set called What's Cooking. I love using Regina's sentiements with Peggy's images. For the horizontal panel, I used a Martha Stewart border punch, and then edged the vertical panel with some beautiful lace from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. That big beautiful bow was made with May Arts Silk ribbon from Stamp and Create, and the charm is from my stash, so I have no idea where I got it from

A slightly angled pic to help show some of the dimension of the card. Plus it gives you a little glimpse of the inside which is decorated to complement the card front. So that's it for my card today. Please visit Peggy Loves Vintage to see the thousands and thousands of vintage images that Peggy has available. Don't forget to visit her blog and sign up to follow her. She loves to give away free images! Thanks so much for visiting me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Pale and Pretty Pastels

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! Hope you're having a wonderful start to your week and that your weather is being nice to you! My thoughts and prayers are with all who are being affected by these terrible storms! Please stay safe!!! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week Dawny is asking for pale and pretty pastels!  We're being sponsored this week by Wendy over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo! For my card, I chose to use two of my new images from the Butterfly Dreams collection over at Magnolia-licious.  Diana has the most awesome store with the largest on-line selection of Magnolia stamps in North America!!  And I don't know what you think, but I seriously don't know how they do it!! Each new collection just keeps getting cuter and cuter! I used
#370 Tilda holding daffodil, #505 Stone pathway, and the swing is also Magnolia, but I can't find it in the store right now. If you're interested, please contact Diana.

The images are all colored with Copic markers. I have to admit, I don't do pale very well, so I think my coloring leaves a lot to be desired with this one. But I tried. LOL! The swing was masked to stamp the stone pathway over it, but Tilda was cut out and popped up for the dimension. I can tell I will be using the stone pathway a lot! The circle sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the papers are from Nitwit Collections.  The delicious ribbon is May Arts Silk ribbon from Stamp and Create.

That's about it for this one! Please be sure and visit the rest of my DT sisters over at Papertake Weekly to see all their gorgeous creations. Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Bloom and Grow

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week it's "bloom and grow".  So use flowers, flowery paper, anything that goes along with bloom and grow for your challenge entry. This week we're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl! They were so generous as to allow us to play with the adorable Molly Blooms images for our cards this week! Isn't she soooo adorable? I love her!!

I've got a zillion things going on at this moment, so this is going to be a really quick post. I apologize, but if you have any questions about the card, please do not hesitate to email me!

Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the gorgeous creations by the design team! You will love all the eye candy they've produced!! And then we'd really love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Magnolia-licious Design Team Wedding March Hop!!

Welcome to our monthly blog hop for the Magnolia-licious Design Team, sponsored by the generous and fabulous Diana! If you've arrived here after visiting my talented DT sistah Patti Jo, then you're on the right track! If not, you might want to head back to the very beginning at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog.  You don't want to miss any of the fabulous projects and there just might be some yummy candy along the way too! This month our theme is the Wedding March Hop!!  So the projects are all to be wedding themed and contain a gift or package created using the fabulous Scor Pal.  I really had a fun time making this one!   For my project, I made the "wine tote". I think I made the handle a little wide to be able to get a bottle of wine into it, so I think I would put a couple champagne flutes inside instead. Wouldn't that be a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift?  I think if I really wanted it to be for a bottle of wine, I would attach the handles with brads so it would swing down for clearance.

For the wine tote, I used Bazzill cardstock along with Best Creation DP.  I used the #1 Vintage Tag Doohickey Die,   but I wanted a shadow for it. So I just glued it onto some black cardstock and cut it out myself.  I also used #18 Rose Leafthe flourish die which I don't see in stock right now, and #411 Elegant Heart stamp (which I adore!!)  Unfortunately, this set didn't photograph very well.  I think it's actually much prettier in person.

For my card, I used #168 Loving Bridal Couple. Aren't they beautiful?! I used colors that I think would work for someone getting married for the second time, or even an anniversary (especially a silver anniversary). Along with the beautiful couple, I used #411 Elegant Heart Stamp again. Together Forever is a Verve stamp. The lace trim as well as the ros on the bag are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the black paper doily was cut using a Cheery Lynn Designs doily die. The bow (of course) was made using May Arts Silk Ribbon from Stamp and Create.

I colored the images using Copic markers (E50, 53 for her dress, and T series for his slacks) and then I cut them out and popped them up for dimension. They are put on a frame made using a Martha Stewart PATP set.

One of the fun things about a blog hop is blog candy! So if you would like to win a special packet of goodies from me, please be sure and leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific Sunday night, May 23rd. One entry per person please. Next stop on the hop is my friend and fabulously talented Barb! Thanks so much for joining in our blog hop today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Peggy Loves Vintage and she loves Happy Mail Too!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've had a wonderful day and that you're ready to enjoy a fantastic weekend. I know I sure am!!! The sun was shining today and the temp is perfect right around 80. YAY! And then we're getting a cold front that's going to come through and it's going to drop into the 50's. They're even talking about having a little snow the beginning of next week. This is so typical of spring in Reno!! Oh well...the good days are outnumbering the cooler/stormy ones. So I'm enjoying it!    So onto my card....I chose this adorable image from Peggy Loves Vintage Collection of Cuties CD.  I thought he would look perfect on a "happy mail" card holding his gigantic red pencil!  So that's exactly where I put him. I printed him out on Bazzill paper and then cut him out using Nesties.

If you haven't tried using one of Peggy's images on a card, you're missing out! She has images to suit everone's tastes!! And it's so easy to make a fantastic card very quickly! Along with my main image, I used a ticket stamp from Whimsy (got it from Bunny Zoe's Crafts) and a Grunge Postcard stamp from Lili of the Valley. The corners are from an ancient Cuttlebug set that I've had for years and the DP's are from Nitwit Collections Live and Learn set. That yummy ribbon is from Stamp and Create, and it's topped off with a button from my stash and a bow made with some bakers twine.  Oh, and of course all the panels are machine stitched.  :0)

I put another postcard and ticket on the inside as well. The ticket on the inside says "hello". LOVE these tickets!! I just can't get enough of them!! LOL!  So that's it for me today. Please be sure and visit Peggy over at her etsy shop, her web site, and also her blog! She loooooooves to give away free vintage images! If you're not already following her, then click on that little follow button on her blog so you don't miss out on any of the freebies!  Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Fancy a Punch?

Hi everyone and welcome to a new Papertake Weekly challenge! This week, Dawny is asking us use our punches! We're sponsored this week by the awesome Dies to Die For! I actually used several punches and several dies as well!  As soon as I laid eyes on this adorable image, I absolutely HAD to have her!!  So I jumped straight over to Bunny Zoe's Crafts and snatched her up quickly! She's a Nellie Snellen image called Schoffie Taily Hair and she's so stinkin' CUTE! LOL! I can't get over her hair.

She's colored with Copic markers and then cut out with circle and petite scalloped Nesties. It's then plopped on top of a frame made with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set. That pretty doily peeking out from behind the frame is a doily made with a die by Cheery Lynn Designs (available at Dies to Die For). The flourish is from a Doohickey die from Magnolia-licious. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are another Martha Stewart punch. Oh, and the ticket is a Whimsy die and stamp that I also got from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

I honestly do not remember where I got the ribbon from, but I'd just about bet that I got it from Stamp and Create.  The cardstock I used is Bazzill and the DP's are from Nitwit Collections (Toadally Yours). That gorgeous metal corner is from a wonderful friend Cami!  Thanks again Cami!! Stay tuned for a gorgeous book card she sent me. I've got to get some pictures taken so I can show you. You are gonna be blown away by how beautiful it is!  Please pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the gorgeous creations by the talented DT, and then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Dies To Die For!! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

hunka hunka burnin' love!!!!

Hi everyone! Sure hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had a very busy day today as not only was it Mother's Day here in the US, but it was also my hubby's birthday! Well, I just HAD to make him a card using this fabulous Stong Man image from Mo Manning over at Digital Pencil Too. And I'm sooooo excited cause I actually found a tutorial on how to merget two images together in Photoshop Elements! I was so excited as I've been looking for a simple tutorial for forever on how to do this. Here's a link to it in case you've been on the same quest. It truly is a wonderful, easy tutorial to follow.  So along with Strong Man, I used Mo's image Smooch!  I kept this card extremely simple as I wanted the images to say it all. I only added a couple tickets from Whimsy for the sentiment.

I love these two images as a couple!!!! When my hubby opened the card, he even gave me this pose and look! LMBO!!!! The images are colored with Copic Markers,  R22, 24, 27, and 29. The skin is E11, 01, and 00. Her hair are E20's, and his hair is YR21 with a touch of E33.  I was thinking after I colored her outfit all red that it's actually supposed to be a top along with a skirt. But I guess it looks ok colored like a dress. LOL!  I used a Martha Stewart PAP for the top and sides and left the bottom part alone. The cardstock is Bazzill and the DP are from Inque Boutique. That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon!   Hugs!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May Magnolia-licious DT Sketch challenge for Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes!

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! I love it when Mondays are done and over with! LOL! And one of the reasons for that is Tuesday brings a new challenge from Papertake Weekly!  Now this month I combined my Papertake challenge with our montthly Magnolia DT sketch challenge. This month, the sketch is by our extremely talented and head designer Suzanne Dean!! This was a great sketch to work with Suzanne, Thank you!!  Since this is the first Tuesday of the month over at Papertake Weekly, that means the new challenge is  "anything goes" ! This months option is to use something round on your card (which was also included in Suzannne's sketch). It also means that we're being sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley at Papertake Weekly!

For my card today, I used this adorable #214 King Tilda from the You Are So Special collection at Magnolia-licious. I don't see her in stock right now, but if you contact Diana, she'll be happy to help you out.  I also used #594 Balloon Background and #427 Lazy Summer Flowers! They're all colored with Copic markers. For the paper lace, I used a Magnolia Doohickey Die.

The cardstock is Bazzill and the DP is from an old DCWV stack Nana's Kitchen. The ticket stamp and die cut is from Whimsy and are also colored with Copic markers to match the card. That beautiful lace on the horizontal piece is by Prima which I got from Bunny Zoes Crafts, and the ribbon is May Arts Silk which I purchased from Stamp and Create. For the circle portion of the card, I used a fabulous doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs! LOVE them!! And the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts of course. 

You can see there's lots of dimension on this card, simply cause I love dimension. So instead of masking, I usually like cutting out my images and layering them up in the scene to give that nice depth. That background paper....well......I tried to used Cabio's fabulous tutorial for clouds but I failed miserably. LOL! I think I need to practice a little with that one. Cabio's always looks so perfect and makes it look so easy! :) I'm glad most of mine was covered up so you really couldn't tell just how bad it really is. LOL!  And for those of you that have asked....

Nothing super special on the inside, but decorated nicely to complement the outside. So that's it for me today! Please be sure to pop over to Magnolia-licious Highlites to see all the amazing creations by the design team for Suzanne's sketch.  And also please be sure to visit Papertake Weekly to see all the gorgeous work by the design team over there! And then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and join in the challenges with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon!!