Sunday, November 23, 2008

For You

So here it is...
My husband has taken the children with him while he runs some errands....leaving me here alone so I can do my quick books work that he wants done by the time he gets home.....and here I am in my craft room making cards! I just can't help it!
Anyways, I'm just going to post this card really quickly and get to work! :O)
The details for this card are pretty much the same as the last except for the flowers which are primas. 
I also used my nifty nesties. 
I used the sketch from this weeks HH challenge # 9...but I didn't use HH stamps so I didn't enter it....
here is the sketch:

By the way, picking up pictures, dragging them and dropping them with my mac rocks!!! 
This is so easy! No copying and pasting! 
Thanks for looking. 

Sweet Kisses

Here is another Magnolia card....kissing Edwin and Tilda. :O)
I really wish I had a good sentiment stamp to go with this "Sweet Kisses" or "First Kiss" or something clever but Hello was the best I could find!

Anyways, Here are today's card details:
Paper: CTMH-Magic Moments (ah ha that would be a good sentiment stamp for this card: "Magic Moments")
Colors: CTMH-Sweet Leaf/Indian Corn Blue/Hollyhock/Sunflower/Cocoa
Brads and Ribbon are CTMH
I colored in Tilda and Edwin with my copic markers.

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thinking of you

Here is yet another Tilda card. 
I guess I've been making a lot of Magnolia cards lately. :O)
Here are today's card details:
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Paper: CTMH-More to Adore
Colors: CTMH-Blush/Hollyhock/Chocolate
Brads/Ribbon/Edge anchor-CTMH
Corduroy Flowers/Metal flowers-from my LSS.
I colored in Tilda with my copics
I also used my nifty nesties and cutterpede scallop trimmer. 

Thanks for looking and have a fun saturday!

Friday, November 21, 2008


I'm just lovin' my new magnolia's.... :O)
So here is another card featuring Tilda...and her boyfriend Edwin.  Aren't they adorable?

Here are the details:
Paper is retired CTMH
Colors: CTMH-Outdoor denim/Indian Corn Blue/Plum Mist
Stamp: Magnolia
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Ribbon&sparkles are CTMH
I used my MS snowflake border punch and MS snowflake punch-obviously a favorite of mine this season. :O)
I also used two felt SU! snowflakes that my SU! friend Shelly gave me.
Oh and I added some doodlebug sugar coating on Tilda's Cuffs and coat hem.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let It Snow-Friday Sketchers Challenge #28

I finally received my brand new magnolia stamp club stamps for winter!!
Yippee, they are so cute and fun to play with. ;O)
I actually got around to doing a friday sketch challenge...and there were a lot of elements to this week's challenge and I think I did pretty good. 

Here are the details for today's card:
Paper: CTMH-Evensong
Colors: CTMH-Olive/Sorbet/Cranberry/Garden Green
Stamps: Magnolia-Tilda
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Brads/waxy flax and sparkles are CTMH
Buttons: My Mind's Eye
I used my copics to color the images in and my MS snowflake punch and my nifty nesties. :O)
Oh and I also used my swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder-my favorite.
The felt snowflake is from my friend Shelly who is a SU! consultant.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Here's the Scoop

I wanted to try something a bit different today. :O)
I decided to challenge myself by not using any patterned paper. 
I am a self-professed patterned paper-holic! Which is not a bad thing but it's good to occasionally step out of your comfort zone right? 
You can't really see the sentiment stamp but it's there on the right side of the image. It's a watermark, and it says "Here's the Scoop!"

Here are the details:
Stamps: MFT-Here's the Scoop
Colors: Hollyhock/Creme Bruele
Technique: Copic markers
Brads/Buttons/Ribbon: CTMH
I used a couple of my cuttlebug embossing folders-gotta love those!
I also used my martha stewart border punch. :O)

Also, I wanted to share with you...
my husband has been in Hong Kong for the past week and he found some copics for me...they are a bit cheaper around $5.00 cnd and no shipping. :O) 
I'm so excited! He was able to get me 15 of the 18 colors I aksed for! Yippee! And he is due to arrive in Calgary this afternoon!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thinking about you

I was messing with this card for a bit. :O)
My kids were right here beside me so I ended up assisting them more than actually working on my card. There may be a few too many elements. Oh well. 

Here are the details:
Stamp: Magnolia
Sentiment stamp: CTMH-Say It In Style
Paper: CTMH-A Perfect day
Colors: Cocoa/Tulip/Sorbet 
Flowers: Bazzill
Brads/Ribbon: CTMH
I used my copic to color in Tilda
And I used my Martha Stewart Punch to make the border

Hoopefully I can steal some time by myself today to do a little scrappin' I'm really feeling like I need some ME time. :O)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Another card using the winter paper-Aspen. Not one of my favorites when I first saw it in the idea book, but as soon as I got it in the mail & started playing with it it became a favorite. :O) 

Here are the details:
Stamps: CTMH-Christmas Scripts/Snow Friends
Paper: CTMH-Aspen
Colors: Creme Bruele/Twilight/Outdoor Denim/Bamboo
Snowflakes: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Ribbon/Brads and Sparkles: CTMH
I also used my nifty circle nesties-gotta love em!

I colored in the snowman with chalk and a blender pen-love that soft look on snowmen. :O)

BTW, this is a scheduled post so hopefully is posted properly...last time I scheduled a post blogger forgot to include my annoying. :O)

I found a link through Claudia (who by the way is a huge inspiration to me-she creates beautiful artwork!) showing a pictue of the Magnolia winter stamp kit that I know a few of you are anxiously awaiting.....
here it is:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Missing You...

Here is a card using one of my Magnolia-Tilda stamps. 
I'm anxiously awaiting my Magnolia Winter Stamp Club stamps...I though for sure I'd have them by now. But for now I'll just keep playing with my oldies. :O)
Here are the details for todays card:
Paper: CTMH Caprice 
Colors: CTMH-Chocolate/Crystal Blue/Sweet Leaf/Honey
Technique: Copic Markers
Ribbon/Waxy Flax/and brads: CTMH
Corduroy Flowers: from my LSS
Sentiment stamp: CTMH-Say it in style
I also used my nifty nesties to make the rectangles. 

I wanted to thank Yvette for giving me a blog award. :O)
She is so sweet. 
I have a mac computer and have not yet figured out how to save a picture from a blog. 
As soon as I figure it out I'll pastes my award onto my blog so everyone can see it. 
Thanks Yvette-you are soooo sweet. 

Monday, November 10, 2008

Snow Friends

Here is a card I made this morning. 
I love this stamp set-I've had it for years but never really get tired of it. :O)
I pulled out my chalks-which I haven't used forever-especially since I got my copics! 
I used chalk and then went over it with my blender pen to smooth out the strokes. 
Here are the complete details:

Paper: CTMH-Aspen
Colors: CTMH-Twilight/Creme Bruele/Bamboo/Outdoor Denim
Stamp Set: CTMH-Frosty Friends
Snowflakes: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Thanks for looking. :O)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Celebrate for HH Challenge #7

I originally meant to use a Tilda stamp for this card, but she wouldn't fit into the rectangle I made using my nesties...and I really wanted to use my new rectangle nesties!
So I searched through my stash and found the little birds and cat. 
The card appears so cute and sweet and happy, but is the scene a bit sinister..... 
After all any cat would be celebrating if two chubby birds were flying over head. :O)

Okay enough chit chat, here are the details:
Technique: Copic and a CTMH marker or two
Paper: Chatterbox-Happy Garden
Stamps: Magnolia/CTMH-sentiment
Ribbon: CTMH
Waxy Flax on buttons: CTMH
Brads: bazzill
Buttons: My Mind's Eye
Flower: Making Memories
Star Dust stickles on the cat and bird's wings.
I also used my Martha Stewart border punch and rectangle nestibilities
Thanks for looking!

I know I should be using a High Hopes stamp for the challenge#7-"sparklemania"..I hope it's still okay! 
I'll leave a link back to the High Hopes stamp site-they really have the cutest stamps out there! And they are a great canadian company! :O)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Merry Pursuits

A quick Christmas card using Close To My Heart Evensong paper. 
Here are the details:
Stamps: CTMH-Say it In Style/Merry Pursuits
Paper: CTMH-Evensong
Colors: CTMH-Garden Green/Cranberry/Sorbet/New England Ivy
Brads: CTMH
Sparkles:  Me & My Big Ideas
I used my Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch/My SU! Ticket Corner Punch and my Circle Nesties
Thanks for looking have a wonderful weekend!
I colored in using a combination of copic markers and CTMH markers-which actually works good. 

So I have to add that I originally made this card and the post yesterday and had a scheduled post for this morning...just for the fun of it! And when it came up this morning the picture wasn't there! Technology.....can't rely to much on it. :O)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Angel Sent Gift Card

I know this card looks like a normal size but it's actually super small. :O)
It's a 2.5 by 3.5 gift tag.
Paper is CTMH-Evensong
Sparkles are CTMH
Stamp is angel sent by CTMH
I colored in the angel with copic markers and added some stickles to her wings (you can't really see it in the picture)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You made my day!

Wow! It's been a long time since my last post. Life just got so crazy for a while there that I couldn't find any time to blog or stamp..... a very sad time indeed! :O)

Anyways, I'm back and here is my come back card. 
The stamp is one of my favorites: WOJ
And here are the rest of the details:
Stamp: WOJ
Sentiment Stamp: MFT
Technique: Copic markers
Paper: CTMH
Colors: CTMH-Hollyhock and Cocoa
Ribbon, Brads, Charm, : CTMH
Metal Flowers: My LSS
I also used my nesties. 
Thanks for looking. :O)

Oh and by the way, check out Lisa's site because she is giving away some BLOG candy. :O)


Monday, October 20, 2008


I finally had a chance to play with some of the stuff I got from Kelly's blog candy. 
I'm still having trouble getting copics to match with my cs and paper but I think this one worked out okay-still need a copic to match with my CTMH-Sweet Leaf....
Here are the details:
Stamp: Magnolia-Edwin
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH-Say It In Style
Brads and Snaps: CTMH
Paper: CTMH
Card stock: Cocoa and Indian Corn Blue
Copics: Skin:E000/E00/E11/R02 Clothes: B45/E47/E37/Y35/YG03/YG63 Wings: B00
 I also used my SU! star punch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ciao Bella

I must start off by saying I love this stamp-:O)

Then I have to rant a bit....I went out last night and bought 7 more match with the new line of Imaginisce paper...."Fairest Of Them All"
when I got home and started coloring with my copics I couldn't get any of the colors to match with the paper!!! What is up with that? I have 23 copics, and I can barely get any of them to match with any paper I own-and I own a lot of paper!!!

Anyways, after several attempts to color in with my copics, I decided to use my water color pencils.
Here are the details for today's card:
Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Sentiment Stamp: MFT
Techniques: machine stitching/water color 
Ribbon and brads: CTMH
Cardstock: CTMH Sweet Leaf
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce "Fairest Of Them All"
Dragon Fly Charms: My LSS

I also used my nifty nesties. 
Dot technique inspired by Cindy Haffner 

I forgot to tell you..I won Kelly's blog candy the other day! Yeah! I love winning blog candy. :O)
Thanks Kelly!

Monday, October 13, 2008

HH Challenge #3-Octopus Wishes

I made this card for the High Hopes Blog Challenge #3-use stitching on a card.
Gotta love High Hopes they have the cutest stamps!
Here are the details:
Paper: My Mind's eye 
Stamps: High Hopes
Technique: Sansodor & Prisma Pencils and machine stitching
Brads: CTMH
Cardstock: CTMH-Autumn Terracotta/Tulip

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tilda & Her Turkey

Here is Tilda holding her hot from the oven Thanksgiving turkey. 
I don't really have any fall stamps and I definitely don't have any turkey stamps so I dusted off my cricut and made one. I used doodle charms cart. I used my dauber and colored in the turkey to make it look basted and roasted-yummy! :O) 
I hope you like it. 
Here are the details:
Paper: CTMH A Perfect day
CS: Chocolate/Tulip/Sorbet
Technique: Copic Markers
Brads & Ribbon are CTMH

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #2

Okay so I pulled out my copics again-wow I do just love my copics! The only problem is that I don't have enough of them-and the colors I do have don't really match with any paper that I have. 
So I decided to try and make my own paper-and it worked out great! 
I randomly stamped and then colored in with my copics to make my patterned paper; and then used the same colors to color in Tilda! :o)
And then when I completed the card I realized it had blue/green/brown and a neutral-thus qualifying for HHC2-Yippee!
Here are the details:
Stamp: Magnolia/CTMH Friendship Blessings
Sentiment: MFT
Paper: Randomly Stamped Flowers from Friendship Blessing
CS: CTMH Chocolate/Buttercup-embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots
Ribbon and Brads: CTMH
Flowers: Prima and Bazzil
Copics: E00/E11/R20/YG03/YG63/Y21/B45/B32/R02/E35/E37/E29

OOPS! I just realized I didn't use High Hopes stamps for the high hopes stamp challenge.....sorry about that; 
how about I include another link to your site.... 
Check out High Hopes-they do have the cutest stamps out there! 

Another Sarah Kay

Here is another card featuring one of my new Sarah Kay stamps-of course Sarah Kay just released her winter stamps but...oh well, I just couldn't pass her summer collection up. 
Here are the details:
She's colored in with watercolor pencils and my water brush. Stamped with versafine on watercolor paper from Michael's. 
Paper: K&Company
Ribbon and Buttons: CTMH
Sentiment Stamp: MFT
I also used my nesties to make the ovals. :O)
Thanks for looking>

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Sarah Kay

Sorry about the slack on posting-my daughter had her ninth birthday party this past weekend and it just really consumed every spare minute I had!!!
Anyways, my brand new Sarah Kay stamps arrived last week and I am so happy to have time to play with them. They are so finely detailed and delightful. 
I made this card for a friend of mine who is going through stressful times.
I also used my sewing machine to sew the borders. 
Here are the details:
Paper is K&Company
CS is CTMH Cocoa
Flowers are inknown
Brads & Ribbon are CTMH
Sentiment Stamp is MFT
Stamp is Sarah Kay-Rose's Garden
Thanks for looking>

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Magnolia

My new magnolia stamps arrived yesterday...yeah! These are my favorites-I never have trouble makin a card with Tilda-she's my gal! LOL
Here are the details for todays card:
Paper: CTMH Caprice
Colors: Crystal Blue/Sweet Leaf/Chocolate/Honey
Stamp: Magnolia-Tilda holding basket
Technique: Watercolor
 Flowers are Bazzil
Spiral Clip and Brads are CTMH

BTW, as a side note-I bought some watercolor paper from walmart, bc I thought all watercolor paper was the same; evidently not! I had trouble with this watercolor paper-it made blending very difficult. I'm not happy with how tilda's face turned out and was afraid to add cheek color....o she's looks slightly sickly....But I just worked so hard on her clothes and am so happy with the way that turned out that I decided to still post it. :O)
I'm off to Michael's to find my first brand of watercolor paper I bought-it worked great!
I hope I can still remember what the brand was!! lol 
What brand do you use?

Thanks for looking. ;O)

You're Simply Sweet

Today's card is another MFT. I'm anxiously awaiting some new stamps from Magnolia and Sweet & I'm going through my stamp stash and trying to use all my old favorites while I wait. 
Here are the details:
Stamp: MFT
Paper: CTMH Boom-Di-Ada
Colors: CTMH Red barn/Olive/Hollyhock/Goldrush/Sweet Leaf
Ribbon/Buttons and Brads are CTMH
I paper pieced the wall and floor on the stamped image & water colored everything else with my water color pencils 

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mermaid Wishes for High Hopes Challenge #1

So High Hopes  just introduced 50 new stamps yesterday and they also introduced their new blog...which also includes the first challenge...brads & birthday wishes! Yeah! I need an easy challenge. :O) I just love High Hopes, they are a great canadian company and they make the cutest, most adorable stamps!
So here is my card for HHC1. 
I hope my "Hugs & Fishes" counts as a birthday wish....
The details are:
Paper: My Minds Eye and K&Company
Stamps: High Hopes
Technique: Watercolor
Brads and Ribbon: CTMH

Saturday, September 27, 2008


So I'm in my craft room-DH brought the four kids swimming-I'm here with my youngest and he's napping.....aaaahhhhh-there is no better way to craft-in silence. :O)
Here is another card using MFT Serenity Things stamp set. This card is super simple. 
I used copics this time. (Eoo/E11/Y21/E37)
The thing with copics is that you need two or three colors in the same number family in order to do any shading-I did not know this! So I really need to order some more copics....hmhmhm I think I need a job now! 
Anyways, I still love my copics and am willing to invest in them bc they are so awesome!
Here are my card details:
Paper: K&Company
CS: CTMH Olive
Flower: Kaiser
Metal flower is from my LSS
Brads are doodlebug-not my favorite by the way-they really bend out of shape when you try to insert them...not good!

Serenity Now

Sorry I've been slack about posting the last few days; fall is always so crazy with the kids back in school and doing all their activities!
Here are the details for todays card:
Paper: CTMH-More To Adore
Stamps: MFT
Colors: Chocolate/Blush/Hollyhock
Technique: Water color pencils and water brush
Brads and Charm are CTMH
Flowers are Bazzil 
Buttons: I can't remember the brand....
Ribbon is from my Local Cupcake store
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

First try with copics.....

Okay so Kimmie is one of my hugest inspirations for using copics. She does beautiful work and she is very knowledgeable.  I took her advice and bought some wausau cardstock (bright white) -I got mine at Walmart. Kim also uses memento ink to stamp her images so I tracked that down too. And they do work beautifully with copics. I can blend easily and the image does not bleed. Thanks Kim!
This is my first try-I only stamped half the magnolia image and am not sure if I have CS to match the colors I bought but I wanted to post it anyways. It's not perfect but it turned out way better than I thought it would.  It kinda "stained" a bit...on tilda's apron, not sure why..maybe over blending???
I also wanted to note that I got sketch markers. 
I'll try and get a card done tonight, I just have to search thru my stash for paper/CS to match the copic colors I bought. 

I also wanted to tell you about some HEE HAW blog candy over at Michelleo's blog. Her blog is so cute and she has some fabulous blog candy she wants to give away!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

EX-citing News

I have some exciting news.......I have officially gone copic!
My LSS just got in their first shipment of copic sketch of course as soon as I heard I sped down and spent my first 100$ on copic markers!
I'm so excited I can't wait to try them out!
AS soon as I get a card together, using my brand new copics-I'll post a picture!

Rachelle Anne Miller

I've had this super cutie for quite a while and decided she needed to be inked up again!
She's a Rachel Anne Miller stamp and I got her and the sweet & sassy stamp store. 
Here are the details:
Paper is CTMH-Blue Ribbon
Colors: CTMH-Outdoor Denim/Cranberry/Honey/Indian Corn Blue
I colored the image in with my watercolor pencils and I also used CTMH markers with my watercolor brush
The gold flowers are from my LSS. 
The sentiment stamp is a Michael's $1.50 find
The extra bird is a Magnolia stamp
I also used a Martha Stewart border punch. 
Brads & Ribbon are CTMH
And the sketch is from a previous Friday Sketchers.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Glam Girl

I've had this stamp for a long time but have had a lot of trouble with it for some reason...
Anyways, I figured the best way to show case this glam girl was to use a simple patterned paper. One that was more graphic than floral...does that make sense?
Here are the details:
stamp: Glam Girl C.C Designs
Paper: another sheet from my never ending K&Company stack from costco-I think I need to retire this stack for a while and use something, anything else! lol
I also used Sweet Leaf and Orchid CTMH CS
I paper pieced her clothes
Colored in all other parts with CTMH markers
Added doodle bug sugar coating to her shades.
Bling is CTMH
Sentiment is MFT
Ribbon is SU!
I made the flowers on my cricut-geesh I resurrected my bug!
Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Day Of Fall Card

I surprisingly don't have many fall stamps-I have two sets, I'm not really fond of either....
So I pulled out this retired CTMH set and colored it with fall colors!
Here are the details:
Paper is CTMH retired fall paper
Colors: Barn Red/Autumn Terracotta/Cranberry
Leafs and Acorns were made using my cricut
Buttons/Brads are CTMH
I colored the image in with my watercolor pencils

My Plan...

Okay so I know you want to see a card but I wanted to share with you my plan-which I'm sure most of you do this already but it hadn't  occurred  to me until last night!
So after my kiddies were all tucked in and sleeping-I took out my basket of cling stamps and started stamping-no pressure just the images. For me because I have five children and two are still at home with me-I usually only get to "steal" a bit of time here and there. So now I canjust grab my already stamped image and go to town! Plus there are a lot of stamps in here that I totally forgot about!
Anyways, I plan on getting a lot of cards done this week now!
I'll post a card later. 
Leave a comment with a tip you use to save time....
see you later!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What's Up Cupcake?

So here is a quickie-I really need to entertain the kiddies-they are going a bit stir crazy so I can't spend the whole day in my scrap room!
I made this card and it just needed something so I hope Cindy Haffner doesn't mind me using her "dot" technique. It really is her signature.  She's an amazing artist and my work will never compare to hers.....
Anyways here are the details:
Stamp Set: MFT 
Colors CTMH: Sorbet/Tulip
I colored in the image with ink from the pad
Doodlebug sugar coating white sparkles

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just Clowning Around-Friday Sketchers Challenge #20

Wow! I can't believe it's friday already...and friday afternoon at that!
The one good thing about fridays is Friday Sketchers!   One of my favorite sketch challenge blogs! 
So todays card is this weeks sketch. 
I colored the images in with my CTMH markers and my waterbrush. I'm so glad this is possible bc all I have is CTMH CS an sometimes it can be tough finding the perfect watercolor pencil to match. 
I made this card for my nephew-sorry about the flower Bruin but it's so hard for me to not include at least one flower in every card/layout I create! ;O)
Paper is from my never ending K&Company stack from Costco.
CTMH CS: Cocoa/Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue
Buttons and Waxy flax are CTMH
Stamps are High Hopes
Flower is from my LSS.
Thanks for looking!