Monday, December 8, 2008

Irina's blog candy!

If you haven't already checked it out, please visit Everything Paper Crafts and check out Irina's blog candy this week! It's a very generous collection, including a Tilda! And, make sure you check out her beautiful designs while you're there.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My First Award!!!

I'm so excited! Meredith has nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Now you might say she's prejudice since she's my sweet daughter, but I'm as "proud as punch"! If you haven't checked out her site, please do - she's extremely talented and make the most beautiful things. You can check her out here. She is also a Stampin Up demonstrator, is married to a really wonderful man, and gave me a beautiful little three year old granddaughter!

Here are the rules:

  1. the winnder may put the logo on their blog;
  2. put a link back to the person that sent you the award;
  3. nominate 5 blogs;
  4. put links to their blogs;
  5. leave a message for your nominee.

Now this is the hardest part - to pick only 5 blogs! I read so many that I truly love, but I'll try. Here goes:

  1. Stamping Tink Susan is not only really talented, but we share the same love for Tinkerbell! LOL. She help me when I was getting started with my blog, and her blog is a joy to see!
  2. Scrap Bitz. Suzanne is really a very talented lady! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you really are missing something!
  3. Stamping Down South. Marsha's blog is a real joy to see -- she's a talented lady that as nice as the creations she makes! Make sure to check out her site!
  4. Cottage Creations. Cheryl has a beautiful site and her use of color is just fantastic! I love to check out her creations and see what she has done. I think you will enjoy her site as well!
  5. Last, but never least is Everything Paper Crafts. Irina has a great blog, and not only is she extremely talented, but she often gives tutorials, which I really enjoy.

Well, it was hard just picking 5 because there are so many talented crafters out there!

Once again, thank you so much, Merry - I love you!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Hope everyone had a great and blessed Thanksgiving! It was a wonderful holiday, full of family, good food, and fun! Saturday, we decorated the Christmas Tree.

I made this little Tilda and colored her with Copics, and her Merry Christmas sign is colored with Spica glitter pens. The little finding holding the ribbon is from Stampin' Up, as is the real red cardstock.

Hope you like her and puts you in the Christmas spirit -- I know I am!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Celebrate the Season

I created this card for my second Magnolia vs. Stampavie Challenge. I used Copic markers to color Tilda using R37, then mounted her on Stampin' Up's real red cardstock. I crimped Stampin' Up's cherry paper, and used Stampin' Up's "candy cane" ribbon which I threaded through the red cardstock. I then used a lace punch on white cardstock and added it to one side of the red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in "bordering blue" ink, which I stamped twice, cute the inner circle out of the second set and used dimensionals to give the sentiment more texture. I embellished the card with silver dimensional snowflakes, and three rhinestones. Hope you like her! This was a fun challenge.

Fall Faerie

I created this fall card using an adorable stamp by Faerie Song Art. I think she's just adorable sitting on her little mushroom! I used copic markers in E00, E21, and R20 for her skin, a blend of Y06, Y15, and Y17 for her hair, YG95 and Y06 for her dress, and her mushroom in a blend of Y15, E35, and E09. Her wings are a blend of R12, Co and Y06, then covered with a glitter pen.

The large background was created with post-it tape, which I put over white paper in a plaid-like pattern, then sponged on fall color chalk inks. I bordered the image in olive green and two coordinating fall patterns, added gold mesh leaves trimmed with an oak leaf embellished with a gold rhinestone, and 2 small gold rhinestones on the image to balance.

I had fun working with this adorable stamp and hope you enjoy her!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Magnolia Challenge

I created this card for my Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group's first sketch challenge.

I used Copic markers to color Tilda. I used a blend of dark pink (RV34) and carmine (R37) on her jacket and hat. Carmine on her boots and tights, a blend of olive (G99) and pale olive (YG95) on her shorts and socks. Her hair is a blend of chamois (E35), caramel (YR14), and dark bark (E49). I used a "Jelly Roll" clear glitter pen on her wings, and a white gel pen for the trim on her jacket and shorts, as well as her shoelaces.

I used cream card stock for the base of the card, mounted Tilda on red card stock, and then on patterned paper from a Christmas stack. I used coordinating pattern paper from the same Christmas stack in the corner, and I used red raffia instead of ribbon, and embellished with silver/rhinestone snowflakes. I used 4 clear rhinestone embellishments going down the side. The sentiment is a silver "Joy" embellishment, mounted on matching red card stock.

I hope you like her! I wanted to give her a real winter feel and I had fun making her!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I just love this little Tilda - she's so versatile! This time I sat her on her bench. I colored Tilda and the bench with my Copic markers and mounted her on blue cardstock, and then mounted both onto a festive background cardstock, then embellished with two coordinating ribbons tied through a punch hole in the cardstock.
Hope you like her!

Gone Fishing

I created this card as a masculine birthday card - the recipient of this card would rather be fishing at his cabin in Vermont than anything else -- can't say I blame him (not the fishing, but relaxing by a lake sounds really nice to me!).
The fisherman is a "Sugar Nellie" stamp, which I colored in using Copic markers. I used the fish wheel from Stampin' Up on blue paper, cut it with a wave pattern. I went over the fish with a Spica glitter pen in orange/gold. I attached 2 "caught" fish on dimensionals on silver thread. I did the "gone fishing" sign freehand. I hope he likes it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Jump Start on the Holidays!

As you can tell, I've been very busy and have a great time playing with my new stamps!
This Tilda is from the "Pink Collection" and I think she works very well for the holidays as well! I put her sitting on the ornament. She's done with Copic Markers and I used glitter Spica pens to accent her dress as well as the ornament. Hard to tell in the photo, but the ornament is all "a-glitter"! The Merry Wishes is from Stampin Up. I cut a scallop punch in the red paper, mounted in on a cream card, stamped the Merry Wishes on the cream. Then I used dimensionals to make Tilda stand out. Hope you like her!

Happy Birthday Tilda

It's my friend's birthday coming up this month, so I made this cute little card for her. It's Tilda with a bottle of red wine - ready to party! I used Copic markers to color the picture, framed it in dark brown and pale yellow, put it on a patterned orange/pale yellow print and then onto a burnt orange card and tied it all up with a pale yellow with burnt orange polka dots! The Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampin' Up and is colored with glitter Spica pens and mounted with dimensionals.

Masculine Birthday

I always find masculine cards a challenge. I made this one for a co-worker. I used Stampin' Up's "Classic Pickups" stamp. I colored the truck red and used a silver glitter Spica pen on the "chrome" accents. I used the ticket punch to edge all the pieces, framed the truck in red and then silver metallic paper. The sentiment tag was framed in red alone so the truck would be the focal point of the card. I then put it all on a houndstooth red/white paper on a red card.

I hope he likes it -- and I hope you like it, too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My first challenge!

I created this card for my first challenge - the Magnolia v. Stampavie challenge.
I created this card using markers (the colors actually match in person). I used glitter paper in a paisley print for the background, and embellished with fabric flowers, pearl brads and rhinestones, and a sparkle snowflake. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Did someone say party?

I'm going to a family reunion this weekend, and decided to bring a bottle of wine -- I created this little tag to go on the bottle. I think she's just perfect for the job! I did this one with colored pencils. I'm eager for my copic markers to arrive so I can start practicing with them....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My first Tilda!

I just received my first Tilda from Magnolia-licious! I absolutely love her and had a lot of fun coloring her in!

This is my first time blogging, so excuse me if I don't get this right at first - lol!