Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tilda all Pretty in Pink

Well we got some more snow today! Heavy wet stuff. Fortunately, it has gotten a little warmer. We are now in the 30’s Yahoo…. I would prefer 80 degrees.

I had such a great time making an altered canvas; I decided to try another one. I tried some new techniques after getting some tips from Kelly. I actually repurposed this canvas.
First, I painted the canvas with Gesso to cover up the old paint. I chose my paper, tore it into the sizes I wanted. Used a multi-medium matte to secure all my paper in place. I let the canvas dry overnight. Then I used two colors of acrylic paint; a shimmering pink and a tan. I painted in random areas and before it dried I misted the canvas and lightly wiped away some of the paint with a paper towel. I stamped a few areas with different stamps to compliment my design. I used lots of bling, ribbon and flowers to embellish the canvas. To complete the look I used Tim Holtz tape and secured it around the edges with the multi-media matte.

Here is a closer look at Tilda:

Below are the items I used to complete my design:
Repurposed Canvas
Carta Bella Paper – Paris
Cryogen Paper
Copic Maker
Magnolia Stamps – Chocolate, Luggage, Tilda ( I couldn't find her name)
Doohickey  Die – Vintage Tag
Tim Holtz Die – Weathered Clock
Cherry Lynn – Flourish Die
Memory Box Die – Pastry Label
Cheese cloth
Tm Holtz Curio Knob
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Papillon
Prima Wooden Embellishment
Claudine Helmuth - Studio Gesso and Multi-Medium Matte

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Simply Magnolia – Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

A Ladies Diary


How is your week going? Mine is going great. My wonderful, sweet husband gave me a gift; a trip to Florida to visit my son and his wife. So looking forward to the visit, sunshine, ocean, and spa ministry.

Now on to my 7 Kids College Fund project for this weeks challenge "Anything Goes". I made an altered cigar box for my niece for Christmas. I used cut-outs from the paper to embellish the box. I added some delicate die cuts and add pearl bling.

You can purchase the following products at 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Below are photos of the sides, inside and bottom design of the altered cigar box:



Inside Cover

Front Panel

Side Panel

I am entering my altered cigar box in the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything But a Card

Here Comes the Bride

Happy Wednesday,

Can you believe February is almost over? Well I am so happy that spring is around the corner. And spring is a popular time for weddings....

For the Inky Impressions challenge today I used Angelica the Bride to make this beautiful wedding card.

Here is what I used to create my card:
Inky Impressions Stamp - Angelica the Bride
Prima Paper
Cryogen Paper
Carta Bella Paper - Paris
Copic Markers
Silver sparkly pen
Flowers, Ribbon, Liquid Pearls
Doo Hickey Die - Fern
Marianne Heart Die

How about a closer look:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design -Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #129

Monday, February 25, 2013


Happy Monday,

Today for the Forever Fortnightly challenge I am show casing this adorable Butterfly Bear - 5 from Bugaboo. I decided to color the bear with a fur texture to give the image dimension. I thought the bear would look cool a top of the honey jar. It turned out as a celebration card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!


Here is what I used on my card:
Bugaboo Digital- Butterfly Bear - 5
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Misc. Paper 
Misc. Embellishments

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamp N Doodle - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Stars
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #173 Totally Teddies

Saturday, February 23, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Idea-ology Blog Hop

Welcome, to the 7 Kids College Fund 2nd ever blog hop!  We are so glad you could join us. Are you ready for some fun and inspiration?  This hop is all about Tim Holtz and his Idea-ology line of trinkets.  What is your favorite Tim Holtz's product?

 Don't forget to leave a comment because there is a hidden prize that you could win.  The winner will be announced on February 27th on the store blog. 

I had a great time making this altered canvas. I hung it on the wall to photograph it so you could see my complete project. Below I have listed the Tim Holtz items I used in my design.

Here is  close up of my project:

You can purchase the following items from 7 Kids College Fund
Magnolia Stamps -Tilda with Dot Bow & Chocolate
1/4" Scor-Tape
You could also substitute with the items in the last photo
Swivel Clips
Muse Tokens
Labels Pulls

Here is what you could win! 

Good on 10% off all preorder* and in-stock Idea-ology 
Good through March 2

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Bingo Challenge
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Mangolia - Challenge #63 With Love
Magnolia Mania - Challenge #64 Pearls and Lace
Marvelous Magnolia - Challenge #15 Floral Bonaza
Hanna and Friends - Challenge #165 Pink and Brown
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #7 Color

Friday, February 22, 2013

Love is all you need


Did everyone have a great week? It is hard to believe February is almost over. Just think spring is right around the corner!

Today I am sharing a card that is all hearts, flowers and pink. I just couldn't resist using Pie Tilda; she is one of my favorites. I hope I have inspired you today. Join us tomorrow for our 2nd blog hop over at 7 Kids.

How about a closer look at Tilda:

You can purchase the following items from 7 Kids College Fund:
Magnolia Stamp - Pie Tilda

Here is a sneak peek at my project for tomorrow's hop!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Challenge #65 Valentines
Sentimental Sundays - Lace and Pearls
Lacy Sunshine Challenge  #2- Your Favourite Colour Combo (pink&brown)
You, Me and Magnolia -Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Monday, February 18, 2013

Robin Hood Christopher

Happy Monday,

How was your weekend? Mine was great. I spent a wonderful day with my husband. Then on Sunday visited my parents, niece, sister and her husband. We had a great time.

I got a special watermark from Nicole the owner of Inky. I have had the hardest time getting it to work with my Mac. Then on Saturday I downloaded Pic Monkey. Just love it. That is how I created the header on my blog. If you haven't you should try it out. I hope I have inspired you to create today!

I created this simple birthday card. This image is so adorable. I really enjoyed coloring him.

Here is a photo of the items I used to create my card:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
GuyLous Inimitability - Bingo (Starts with aG is for green, free, Diecut)
QKR Stampede -Anything Goes
Sandy's Creations - Happy Birthday
Shopping Our Stash - They Say It's Your Birthday
My Time to Craft - Challenge #209 Men Only

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Isn't She Lovely

Happy Saturday,

Do you have any plans for the weekend? Tomorrow my wonderful hubby and I are going to Burdicks for breakfast. Great coffee and awesome chocolate. Oh and more snow this weekend. A little depressing since today it was 48 degrees.

Today over at CMC we are having a "girly time" challenge. I am showcasing a Guy Lou digi "Playing Dress Up". I created a gatefold card. This was the first time I've made one. Below are the items I used to create my card.

Guy Lou Digi - Playing Dress Up
Cryogen Paper
Copic Markers - E000, E00, R20, E31, YR20, YR21, B91, B93, B95
Spica blue pen on the feathers
Memory Box Paper
Dienamics leaf die
Magnolia Chocolate Sentiment Stamp

Here is a closer view:

I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #50 My Hearts are a Flutter
Bunny Zoes - Flowers and Pearls
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Friday, February 15, 2013

Inky Impression February Blog Hop

I hope you are all having a great week! Please join in the fun and hop along with us as we share some awesome creations.

Today I am showcasing "Egg Chair (digi)"; you can purchase the chair at the Inky Impressions Store.

The prize will be 2 free digis of the winner's choice. You have until February 22nd to comment and the winner will be announced on the challenge blog February 23rd. If you arrived have arrived here from Carrie's you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning.
I have created an Easter easel card. I used some pretty pastel colors. Makes me wish it was spring! Easter is my favorite holiday. It is so awesome after sunrise service to sing "Christ the Lord is Risen Today."

I used the following items to create my card:
Inky Impressions Digi Stamp - Egg Chair
Cryogen Paper
Copic Markers

Inky Challenge Blog

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Make it Cute

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cleaning is over rated

Happy Wednesday,

I hope your week is going well. Today I am sharing a card with an image from Inky Impressions

I created my card using Lili's Cleaning Day rubber stamp. I just love this image since I love to vacuum and who wouldn't want a vacuum with polka dots. I added some feathers to represent a feather duster. The paper is from Bo-Bunny. I used Memory Box dies - Bird Cage and Pastry Labels. The sentiment is from AMUSE. Bling and ribbon were added to finish my design. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown- Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Crafts - Anything Goes

Birthday Card


Wow, hard to believe we are half way thru the week. How is your week going? 

Today I am featuring a Saturated Canary Stamp from 7 Kids College Fund. I just started purchasing these stamps and I love them. They are really fun to color. She is so glamourous!

You can purchase the following items at 7 Kids College Fund:
Saturated Canary Stamp - Navaeh
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Black Soot

Here is a closer view of Navaeh:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls - Bling it On
Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons -Anything Goes with Ribbon
Memas Crafts - Hello Doily

Monday, February 11, 2013

Forever Friends - Anything Goes

Happy Monday,

Well we faired well with the storm Nemo. Only about 14 inches. I can't wait for spring. How was your weekend?

Today I am showcasing a digi stamp from MilkCoffee - Antique Bicycle. It reminds me of the bike I had when I was younger. Blue with  a basket.

I colored my image with copic markers, added some ribbon, bling and a border.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Love Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Friday, February 8, 2013

An Elegant Box for a Special Valentine

TGIF, well we are in for a historic blizzard! Not sure I am really looking forward to it. Especially since all the snow has melted. Can you believe my son from Florida texted me yesterday and found humor in the fact that we could get 18 - 24 inches of the white stuff? If you live in the area be safe.

Today I am featuring an altered box. I found this box at Michaels for $1.99. I painted it and added these miniature spools as feet on the box. I added many embellishments to complete my box. I made the box for my mom for Valentines Day from her little Gracie (our puppy). See my mom & dad were my doggy day care for six months. They also take her when we go away. She has a special place in their hearts.

You can purchase the following supplies at 7 Kids College Fund:
Carta Bella Paper - Paris Girl
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Cozy Heart

Here is the inside of the box:

A close-up of sweet Tilda:

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Love is in the Air
Midweek Magnolia - Challenge #47 Valentine
Totally Tilda - Challenge #64 Photo Inspiration
Simply Magnolia - Heart Shape Challenge
Simon Says - Have a Heart

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Patches Love 4

Happy Saturday,

I am very happy today; I am going shopping at one of my favorite craft stores. How about you? On Sunday I hope to use some of my new goodies. 

Today I am showcasing a digi from Stamp Fairy - Patches Love 4. What a sweet bear. 

Here are the goodies I used to create my card:
Stamp Fairy Image - Patches Love 4
Magnolia Stamp - Honey Jar
Magnolia Doohickey Die - Vintage tag
Cherry Lynn - Large Flourish
Spellbinders - Circle
Tim Holtz token
Copic Markers
Cryogen paper
Paper from Prima

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Pearls and Lace
Make it Monday - #125
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it on
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes