Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Craft Night for My Mom's Birthday

I asked my mom what she wanted to do for her birthday and she said she just wanted to be together. So, we went out to dinner at one of our favorite Italian restaurants that we've been going to frequently for most of my life. It was absolutely delicious!! After dinner we went home and had a craft night.

Here's the outcome...
Decorative watering cans with flower pens!!!!

I absolutely love these! They are going to brighten up my desk at work and they are such fun, bright colors!

Here's a closer look at the first one I did:

The watering can was purchased from Michael's Craft Store
The paper flowers on the watering can are from Creative Memories
The paper flowers (pen tops) are strips of Creative Memories paper
Used Bic and Papermate pens
Rocks in the bottom so the pens will stand up.

Thanks for stopping by!!



Happy Birthday To My Mom!!

Today was my mom's birthday. She's the best mother a person could ever ask for. She's loving, caring, generous, faithful, compassionate, funny, and the list could really go on forever. She's such a great example to my sister and I and she is so special to me!!

I made this birthday card for her. It took a while for me to make it, but she really loved it, so it was all worth it!!

I used 2 mini Tildas in this card:

I stitched the edges by hand. I used the Sew Easy products by We R Memory Keepers. This was my first time using these products, and I really liked them! I'll be making more cards with stitching in the future!!

Here's a close up of Tilda holding the present behind her back:

I wanted to use the dots to add a different element. I like the way it makes Tilda pop out.

Here's the inside of the card: 


Mini Magnolia-licious stamps from
#3060 Secret Tilda
#296 Dreamy Tilda
Stamped on: Neenah cream cardstock

Papers used:
K&Company Julianne 6x6 stack
Stampin' Up - Early Espresso and Very Vanilla

Ribbon: Stampin' Up - Early Espresso 

Skin - E000, E01, E02, E11, E13, RV02
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Headband - YG11, YG13
Shirt - YG11, YG13
Pants - E55, E57
Gift - YG11, YG13, E55, E57
Socks - YG11, YG13, C1

Dream Tilda Outfit - YR31, E55
Wings - C1, Y00

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Trying New Things...

Good evening,

This week has been full of trying new techniques! Here is my first attempt at a Gatefold card. It was very fun to make and I'm so glad that I'm venturing out and trying new ideas! I used the Shy Tilda and Kissing Edwin-Standing Mini-Magnolias. They were the perfect size for this card. I also created a dot background, which is another new technique that I tried out.

Here's it is:

An close-up of Edwin loving Tilda:

Here's the inside and a close-up of the right panel:

And another view of the front of the card:

Mini Magnolia-licious stamps from
#316 Shy Tilda
#129 Kissing Edwin - Standing
Stamped on: Neenah cream cardstock

Cardstock: Stampin' Up: More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Prima Papers, Melody Collection
Ribbon: Stampin' Up: Early Espresso

I used the Peony Nestabilities die to create the shape on the front of the card.

Skin - E000, E01, E02, E11, E13 plus RV02 for Tilda
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Dress - E55, E29
Pants - B32, B34, B37
Shirt - E57, E59
Shoes - E55, E57, E59
Flower Stems & Leaves - YG11
Flowers - RV02, V06, BV02
Dot Background - E29, E55, V000, RV000, BV00

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my new creation!!



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Sunday!!

Good Morning,

I've been busy working on some new cards while I was at a scrapbook event yesterday from 9am until Midnight. I just wanted get a quick post up here to share one of my new cards with you.

I've been waiting for some new Magnolia stamps to come in the mail and they arrived Friday afternoon before we left to get to our destination for the scrapbook weekend.

This card features Fairytale Tilda, Prince Edwin and 'Kiss Me I'm a Prince.'

Here it is:
I've been wanting to try more layering as well as stamping the sky and grass backgrounds with the Inkssentials Blending Sponges.

Here's an up-close look at Tilda:
Fairytale Tilda is one of my absolute favorites now that I've gotten to color her and make this card!!

Of course I couldn't leave Edwin out of this...
Here's the inside:

And an up-close look at Edwin:

Images stamped on Neenah White Cardstock
Plain Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Designer Papers: K & Company
I used Martha Stewert glitter on the glass slipper to add a little bling
I used pop dots on Tilda and Edwin to add some extra dimension

I hope you enjoyed my new card!



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paper Bag Card

Good morning,

I have a new card for you today...these paper bag cards are my new favorite!

I like making them with the regular "brown paper bag" because I think that gives it a more vintage look, but I also like using the colored bags, if you can find them. I found a bunch of different colored bags at Michael's Craft Store by the party bags. They were reasonably priced and came in a variety of colors.

I used 3 different Maggies on this card. Tilda Picking Lilacs, Tilda with Key and Tilda with Lace Jeans.

Top view:



Papers - Prima Papers - Moulin Rouge
Paper for insert - Stampin' Up
Butterfly - Kaiser Craft Wooden Flourishes (mine were purchased from Archiver's) sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Gold and Tattered Leather)
Keyhole - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Library Mini Clips - Stampin' Up

Color Medium: Copic Markers - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

Here are some more views and close-ups for your pleasure:

Tilda Picking Lilacs:

Tilda Picking Lilacs up-close:

Tilda with Key:
Tilda with Key up-close:

Tilda with Lace Jeans:

Card Insert:


Thanks for letting me share with you!!

~Be Blessed~


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there!

I was blessed to celebrate this special day with my beautiful mom:) She is such an amazing woman and I treasure each time we're together!!

Here's the special Mother's Day card I made for her:

I used the wonderful 'Tilda Spreads Love' Maggie.
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cardstock: Stampin Up' and Creative Memories
Here's a close-up of her:

I loved coloring this little cutie! She reminds me of myself with the brown, curly hair with a sassy side...

~Blessings to you on this gorgeous day~

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pillow Talk...

Hello again,
Here's another image that I really enjoyed coloring...a Sugar Nellie stamp, Simply Sassy Pillow Talk. These images are so fun to color with their long flowy hair! I kept this layout fairly simple as I wanted the image to pop.
Color Medium:      Copic markers
                             Hair: C1, C3, C5 & C7
                             Pillow: C1 & C3
                             Socks and Sleeves: B000, B02, B04, B05 & B06
                             Eyes: B000, B05, C1
                             Skin: E000, E01, E02, E11, E13
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers used: Stampin' Up Pacific Point and Basic Black (their cardstock is wonderful!)

Here's a closer look at the colored image:


Tilda with Many Hearts...

Good morning,

I made a simple layout with the sweet Tilda with Many Hearts. I stamped this great image on Bazzill Simply Smooth Cardstock, which is great to use with Copic markers. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug to add some dimension to the Melon Mambo Stampin' Up cardstock. I then added some beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Color Medium: Copic Markers
Card papers: Bazzill Simply Smooth Cardstock, Stampin' Up Melon Mambo and Whisper White
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Isn't she just the sweetest?!

~Blessings to you~


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hello there! Thanks for stopping by my very first blog:)
I will post my creations here including my homemade cards made with the wonderful Magnolia stamps, as well as, Simply Sassy stamps colored with Copics, Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Art Stix.

I will post my first card soon.

~Be Blessed~