Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Holly Tilda A Vintage Christmas

Today I have a Christmas project to share with you. I bought a couple of mini printer trays a couple of weeks ago and this week have been able to finish a couple of projects. Last night I did one for Halloween; you can see it here if you would like to take a peek. You can get many of these Memory Box dies over at Magnolia Licious store.

I have created a vintage Christmas scene with Holly Tilda who is just too adorable. I couldn't resist giving her pretty little dress some of may favorite polka dots. And I added some glitter to her bows to add a festive flavor. All the edges of the paper were distressed with Gathered Twigs.

A closer view of Tilda:

How about a different angle:

Now for the recipe:
7 Gypsies Mini Printer Tray
Magnolia Stamp - Holly Tilda
Copic Markers
Poppy Stamp Dies - Grand Madison French Door, Antique Lamp
Memory Box Die - Holly Vine
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Perfect Pearls - Rouge, Opal Pearl
Misc. Embellishments
Tim Holtz idea-ology Adornments Christmas Charms
Distress Ink -Gathered Twig
Authentique Paper

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Week #30 -Distressed!
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania #56 - Bow

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Halloween Mini Printers Tray

Happy Tuesday,

Today was a gorgeous day! I love fall; crisp days, beautiful foliage, apples, and cool nights. Here is a mini printers tray I did up for Halloween.

Here are the goodies I used to create my project:

Memory Box Paper - Nightfall
Memory Box Dies - Grove Branch, Dangling Spider, Web, Candy Jar, Small Canning Jar
Poppy Stamp Dies - Walking Cat, Sitting Cat, Antique Lamp Post, Grand Madison French Doors
The ribbon which I love is from Michaels
Distress Ink -  Black Soot
Tim Holtz - Apothecary Jar filled with black, orange & glow in the dark glitter
The candy in the jar is orange bling plus dots of perfect pearls - buttercup, platinum pearl & white opal

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends #7 -Halloween
HIMCR # 64 - Halloween

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mittens & Snowflakes

Happy Monday,

I made this adorable ornament using a digi stamp from Inky Impressions "Marisa's Sleigh Ride". Click here to purchase Marisa.

To see how and what goodies I used to create the ornament hop on over to Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog for all the details.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #182: Bling it On!
Jingle Belles - Dashing Through the Snow
Sparkles Christmas - Ch# 20 *Sparkle and Bling*

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Baby Tilda

Today I have this sweet Baby Tilda to share with you! I just bought the stamp a few weeks ago and this is the first time I have played with her. The words to describe her are simply adorable. I also bought the paper which is from Authentique's Delightful collection "Sweet". I thought the paper was perfect for the image; Sweet and delicate just like Baby Tilda...

A closer view of Baby Tilda:

The inside of the card; simple but delicate:

Here are the items I used to create my card:
Magnolia Image: Baby Tilda
Sentiment: AMUSE
Copic Markers
Cherry Lynn Die - Fanciful Flourish
Authentique & Misc. Paper from my Stash
Pink Bazzil Ink for the edges of my card & the background of my image

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - September Colour Challenge
Just Magnolia- Week #175 What's New
Midweek Magnolias- Week #29 A Sketch
Totally Tilda- Challenge #19 Choose your Passion, CAS or Fussy and Fancy
Divas by Design - Challenge 53 Lovely Layers
Stampalot- September Challenge

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Wednesday,

The weeks just seem to fly by, I can't believe it is already the middle of September. How is your week going? Today I have a special gift bag to share with you. I used this adorable stamp from Inky Impressions Zoe's Birthday Cupcake. I have a soft spot for dogs especially since I have three wonderful girls.....

Here is what I used to create my gift bag:
Inky Impressions Stamp: Zoe's Birthday Cupcake
Birthday Sentiment: AMUSE
Copic Markers
Memory Box Die - Corner Bow
Birthday Embellishments
Magnolia Vintage Tag
Paper from my stash
Corrugated Kraft Paper
Distress Ink- Gathered Twigs

A closer view of the birthday pup:

I am entering the gift bag in the following challenge:
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 for 1 Holiday Hop

Happy Tuesday,

 I hope everyone is having a good week. We are having some stormy weather tonight; lots of wind and rain.

I had a great weekend. I went shopping with my scrap buddies on Sunday and got a lot of luscious goodies. I have used some in my projects that I will share with you tonight.

For my 2 in 1 Holiday entry - I have Valentine Card & Fall/Thanksgiving ornament.

Here is close up of the Fall/Thanksgiving ornament:

A close up and inside of the Valentine card:

Goodies I used for my card/project:
Magnolia Stamp: Edwin with Stolen Heart
Sentiment Stamps: AMUSE/Stampn' Up
Copic Markers
Perfect Pearls: Rouge & Platinum
MME Paper: Blush
KC Company Fall Paper
Core Couture: Orange Paper
Cherry Lynn Die :Fanciful Flourish
Marianne Die: Hearts
Spellbinders: Scalloped Labels 1
Tim Holtz: Clock & Tattered Leaves
Distress Ink: Ripe Persimmon & Gathered Twigs
Cheese Cloth

I am entering this in the following challenge:
Magnolia-licious Highlites - 2 For 1 Holiday Hop
Tilda's Town - Challenge #18 Fall Colors
Lovely hAngular  or Sweet Magnolia - Challenge #52 Anything Goes

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Inky Impression's New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Inky Impression's new release blog hop! We are so glad you could join us.

We have six new ADORABLE stamps to share with you. If you arrived here from Fabiola's blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. You are not going to want to miss any of the fabulous creations from the Inkettes or your chance at some amazing Inky prizes.

I am showcasing this AWESOME new stamp "Nurse Lili".

When I received this awesome stamp I knew I had to do something a little different. So I went to Target and purchased this mini first aid kit. I removed the wrapper, traced the wrapper template on to this great red/white polka dot card stock to create a new background. This would be a fun gift for a nurse, college student or someone going off to camp. My project is honor of my friend Connie I know she will just love Lili's uniform.....

For a closer view:

Here is the recipe for my project:
Inky Impressions Stamp: Nurse Lili & Heard You Caught a Bug Sentiment
Copic Markers
Liquid Glass -used on the syringe
Spica Pen for her nail polish
Spell binder
Misc embellishments
Cheese Cloth
Mini First Aid Kit
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs

In case you get lost here is the blog hop list.
Be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance at an Inky prize. All comments must be posted by Saturday, September 22nd at 5 p.m. EST.  Now hop on over to Kerry's blog.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tilda with Carrots

I can't believe it is Wednesday already! Are you having a good week? 

It is getting very cool at night and I am just not ready for summer to be over. The trees are starting to turn a bit and I have had some great apples. Maybe this weekend I will decorate my house for fall.

I really enjoyed putting together this fall ornament. I used part of a chip board book I purchased at Michaels for $1.50. You can really get some great items inexpensively to alter. They make wonderful gifts.

Here is a close-up of the back side of the ornament:

A closer view of Tilda:

Even Closer:

And now for the recipe I used to create my ornament:

Magnolia Stamp: Tilda with Carrots
Sentiment from Stampn' Up
Memory Box Die: Country Landscape
Marianne Die: Fence
Cherry Lynn Die: Fanciful Flourish
Poppy Stamps Die: Large Madison Window
Tim Holtz Die: Tattered Leaves
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Perfect Pearls: for Tilda's gloves and buttons on basket - Buttercup & Platinum Pearl
Copic Markers: Skin E000, E00, R01 - Hair E31, YR20, YR21 - Gloves & Leaves YG95, YG97 - Tilda's Top - E51, E53 - Pants E44, E43, E42, E41 - Shoes E42, E41, E40 - Carrots & Hat YR000, YR00, YR02
Embellishments from Jolee's Boutique
Paper KC Company

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Tilda's Town - Challenge #17 Create an Autumn Scene
Totally Tilda: Challenge #55 Autumn Tilda....Welcome To Our New DT Girls
Simply Magnolia -Anything Goes
Magnolia Licious Highlites - Anything but a Card
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge 56 - Easy as... 1,2,3

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs

Happy Saturday,

I have had a great start to my weekend! Last evening my wonderful husband took me to our favorite spot for dinner then out for some yummy ice cream. The weather was so gorgeous we got to sit outside which is a nice treat. There will not be too many more warm nights with fall on it's way. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend...

I made this photo box for my mom's birthday which is at the end of this month. This is my little Grace who has grown quite a bit. My parents watch her while I am at work. They have fallen head over heels in love with her. And I must not forget spoil her rotten. Every morning she runs in to greet my mom then goes looking for my dad. It has actually been a wonderful time for them. 

The box inside will hold the book and the book mark. On the inside of the box I made a little scene with Tilda with Wiola. Below are some closer shots of the project and the recipe.

A Close Up View of the Book Mark:

A View of the book:

A Close Up of  Inside the box:

A Closer view of Tilda:

Lastly the front:

Here is the recipe for the photo box:
Magnolia Stamps: Tilda with Wiola, Rufus, Wilma with Rose
Copic Marker
Mayan Road Photo Box
Liquid pearls in Tilda's bouquet
Cheese clothe
Paper - Bo Bunny Little Miss
Memory Box Dies - Pastry Label, Honey Blossom Sprig
Magnolia Die -Vintage Tag
Cherry Lynn Die - Small Lace Faerie Queen w/Angel Wing
Poppy Stamp Dies - Grand Madison Window, Shutters, Window Box
Marianne Die -Fence

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious Highlites - Anything but a Card
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania - Favorite Rubber Stamp

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nana's Giveaway

$150.00 Joann Fabrics Gift Card "250 Follower Giveaway"

Another great giveaway is taking place over at 'My Crafting Channel'. Nana is giving away a $150 gift card to Jo-Ann's once she reaches 250 followers!!!

250 Follower Give-A-Way

Once I reach 250 followers I will giveaway a
$150.00 gift card to
 You have 4 opportunities to WIN!!!

1. Become a follower
Then comment under this post that you became a follower.

2. Like us on Facebook
Then comment under this post that you did.

3. Grab my button and place on your blog
  Then comment under this post that you did providing the direct URL
to the page where the Button is located.

4. Make a post on your blog about this giveaway
 Then comment under this post that you did providing the direct URL
to the post that contains the giveaway info.

Open to US residents only...

There will also be 5 additional surprise goodies for 5 other people beside the main winner. 

I will choose these 5 based on a certain criteria.
Can't give the details or that would spoil the surprise.

Lili's Pumpkin

Our Challenge for you at Inky Impressions this time is Anything Goes, Our Sponsors for this challenge is Kenny K.  I’ve chosen Lovely Lili's Pumpkin a rubber stamp from Inky Impressions to create this  sweet card:

I stamped the image on cryogen paper and colored her with Copic markers : Skin:E000, E00,R20, Hair: YR20, YR21, E31, Shirt: E51,E53, Pants: B91, B95, B97,Shoes:C00, C01, C03, Leaves on Pumpkin: G21, G40, Pumpkin: R08. I cut Lili out and mounted her on corrugated kraft paper.

Here is a list of the goodies I used to create this card:
Inky Impressions Stamp: Lili's Pumpkin
Perfect Pearls for her teeny, tiny earrings
Memory Box Dies - Leaves, Spider Web, Hanging Spider
Cheese Cloth
Martha Stewart Halloween Paper
Senitment: AMUSE
Copic Markers
Distress Ink Black Soot

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #2 Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - #202 Anything Goes

From our Sponsor:

Below is a digi image from our sponsor Kenny K. - Jasmine. This card is dedicated to my good friend Kerry who encourages and supports me! Thanks Kerry....