Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tilda's Secret Garden

Happy Easter,

I hope everyone is enjoying their day! My husband and I went to sunrise service this morning (6:00 am) then enjoyed an Easter breakfast. I will probably need a nap in a couple of hours. Today I have this beautiful Tilda in her spring hat taking a stroll through the garden. I love this Graphic 45 paper "A Secret Garden"; so beautiful.

Here is what I used to make my card:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Rubber Boots
Graphic 45 Paper - A Secret Garden
Cryogen Paper
Prima and Petaloo Flowers
Copic Markers
Liquid Glass on her boots to make them look shiny
Memory Box Die - Umbrella
Magnolia Doohickey Die - Vintage Tag
Cherry Lynn Dies - Large and Small Flourish, Butterfly
Dienamic - Leaf
Distress Ink - Antique Linen

How about some closer views:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #66 Butterflies or things that Flutter

Saturday, March 30, 2013

CMC Hair

Happy Saturday!

I hope you had a good week! Are you going to be crafting this week? You should head over to CMC for the hair/texture challenge. Suzanne is offering an awesome class on coloring hair. I am taking the class and have learned some great techniques.

Today I am showcasing this sweet image from Saturated Canary.  I colored her with Copic Markers: Skin E000, E00 R20; Hair E25, E31, E50; Bow/Shirt R01, R000; Pants YG93, YG97; Book E40, E41. I used paper from my stash, ribbon, flowers, and lace. I used flourish die from Cherry Lynn, leaves from Dienamics, Spellbinders die Label 1, and Magnolia Die Tag. Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - #40 Pretty Pastels
Make it Monday - #133
Clearly Inspired - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #35 Flowers

Rose Scent Tilda and Some Exciting News

Happy Saturday,

It is a bright and sunny day here. We could hit 50! Woohoo spring may be here. Are you enjoying your weekend? I have some exciting news - my altered canvas with Rose Scent Tilda was published in Through the Craftroom Door. I was very honored to have this opportunity. Have a wonderful Easter!

To see closer views of my canvas and the products I used to create it visit Through the Craftroom Door.

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
You, Me and Magnolia - #10 SpringTime
Marvelous Magnolia - #20 Wings

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Things with Wings

Happy Wednesday,

I am sad today. I am flying later today back to snow country. The warm sunshine and ocean breeze have been awesome. And I had a spectacular time with my kids. How is your week going? I hope it is going well.

Today I made a card featuring a Magnolia stamp "Summer Flower Tilda". She is just so pretty. She is my favorite because she is so sweet, I love her wings and her dress. She is studying the flower so intently. And the color purple seems appropriate for spring and Easter. I colored her with Copic Markers and used a lot of butterflies to compliment her wings. The paper is from Graphic 45 which I actually love "A Place in Time". I hope I have inspired you today!


You can purchase these items at 7 Kids College Fund

Magnolia Stamp - Summer Flower Tilda
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Graphic 45 Paper A Place in Time

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Spring Blossoms
Marvelous Magnolia - Dies
Clearly Inspired - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - #54 My Favourite Stamp!
Tilda's Town - #45 Think Spring

Here comes Peter Cottontail

Happy Wednesday!

Easter is this weekend so I thought this card was appropriate. Today I am showcasing Angelica's Bunny Hugs from Inky Impressions. She is so adorable and she is all ready for Easter in all her pretty pink.

Here is what I used to create my card:
Inky Impressions - Angelica's Bunny Hugs 
Spellbinders Die
Magnolia Doohickey - Vintage Tag
Dienamics leaf die
Copic Markers
Misc Papers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Incy Wincy - Use Pastels
Kaboodles Doodles - #164 Easter or Early Spring
Oldie but Goodie - Easter
Simon Says - Easter

Monday, March 25, 2013

Harley and Haley too Adorable

Happy Monday,

I am enjoying the warmth and sunshine of Florida. The best part I get to spend quality time with my son and daughter-in-law.  She and I hit the craft store the minute I landed. We are making altered canvases which is a lot of fun. I got the new paper from Graphic 45 "Secret Garden". Just love it.

Now on to my card. I used this great image from Saturated Canary. I used Copic Markers to color my image. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch and flourish die from Marianne Dies. The paper is from my stash. To finish my card I used bling, lace, ribbon, flowers, and doily.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Create Avenue - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - #155 Make it Cute

Saturday, March 23, 2013

7 Kids College Fund March Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop! If you arrived from Colleen's blog then you are the right track. 

I created an altered canvas to share with you today. I really enjoy making them. Sir Toad from Stampendous inspired me to create a garden theme. Also, it reminds me spring is just around the corner!

The prize for the lucky winner is a $20 gift certificate. And as bonus check below; a coupon for the great Stampendous products at 7 Kids College Fund Store. Good luck!

You can purchase the following items at the 7 Kids College Fund Store
Stampendous - Sir Toad
Distress Ink -Frayed Burlap
Ranger Archival Black Ink

Rhea Wiegand
Colleen Holmes

Karen Gauthier 
Kim O'Connell
Rosemary Bridges
Shannon White 
Christine Riley

Click to preorder or current Stampendous items and receive 10% off. Here is the coupon code for the sale: HOP10

Now on to Kim's blog to see what awesome creation she has in store for you. Happy hopping!

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Cards and More - #78 Spring
Kaboodle Doodles - #163 Anything with Frills
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Challenge/ #11 optional twist St Patty's Day Green
Craft Makin' Mamas: It's Springtime
Docerela - Pastel Shades
Oozark - March Challenge - Anything Goes w/Spring

Friday, March 22, 2013

Snails or Puppy Dogs Tails


Welcome to 7 Kids College Fund Store blog! I am in sunny Florida today with my son and daughter-in-law. Looking forward to five days in the sunshine and enjoying the ocean. Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our March blog hop! The DT has created some awesome cards and projects. You don't want to miss it....Oh, yes and I am sure there is a prize.

Today I am showcasing a baby card with sweet Baby Edwin. I colored him with Copic Markers. The paper is from Authentique (Bundle), I added cheese cloth, twine, a tag, wooden stars, and misc. embellishments.

Have a great weekend!

You can purchase the following products from 7 Kids College Fund
Magnolia Stamp - Baby Edwin
Distress Ink - Broken China

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design -Babies and Toddlers
Love to Create - #57 Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Child's Play

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

Did you hear Graphic 45 is having a DT call which ends today? Read more about it here. If you hurry on over you may have time to submit your application!

I love Graphic 45 products. The paper is so versatile and gorgeous!

Below are 6 projects I created some contain Graphic 45 paper.

Halloween Printers Tray
Using Graphic 45 "Happy Haunting"

Altered Cigar Box
Using Graphic 45  "Place in Time"

Altered Canvas

Shadow Box


Monday, March 18, 2013

Bunny Tilda


My card depicts spring however, tonight we are going to have snow through tomorrow. They are saying 12-18 inches. I am not feeling the love for that weather report!

Today I made an Easter card using Bunny Tilda. Such an adorable image! I did a lot of fussy cutting. There are some close ups below that show the mini butterflies. I used liquid scrapdots to give them some dimension.

I used the following items to create my card:
Graphic 45 paper - A Place in Time
Misc. Paper from my stash
Copic Markers
Magnolia Stamp - Bunny Tilda
Marianne Die - Fence and Bird House
Memory Box Die - Classic Egg and Dancing Tulips
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Misc. Embellishments
Liquid Scrap Dots

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious - Hoppn' to Easter
Totally Tilda -Challenge #67 Easter use at least one EGG and Tilda
Simply Magnolia - Easter and Eggs
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #188 Inspirational Picture

Sledding on a Winter Day

Hello Inky Fans,

Today I am showcasing this sweet stamp Angelica's sled. I colored my image with Copic Markers- hair E25, E31, E50; Skin E000, E00, R20; Sled E41, E42, E43; Clothing B000, B01, V91, V93, V95. I used a silver glitter pen for the runners on the sled and snowwriter with white glitter on the snow, ear muffs and fir on the boots. The paper is from Graphic 45 The Nutcracker. I paper pierced the presents on the sled. For the final touches I added some bling hearts and ribbon.

I hope I have inspired you to create a winter themed card! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to join us for Inky Impressions challenge on Wednesday.


How about a closer look:

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with  ribbon

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday,

It is a beautiful sunny day here but very chilly! I heard a horrible rumor that it was going to snow on Tuesday. Not lovin' that rumor. But on the bright side I am Florida bound on Friday. I haven't posted a Magnolia card in almost three weeks. It made me sad so I had to create one today. If I am lucky I will finish two. We will see. So without further ado; here is my birthday card.

I don't usually use bright colors but this paper was screaming; use me...LOL! Today I used Tilda with Dot Bow. I colored her with Copic Markers and for her polka dots I used Liquid Pearls.  The heart she is lying on is from Memory Box "Precious Heart Box". I filled the heart with yellow tissue paper and embellished it with heart stick pins. The paper is from Simple Stories "Happy Day". I did a lot of fussy cutting - the banner then I added the letters to spell Tilda, the sign "to you" and Tilda. To complete the card I used some netting, ribbon and bling. I hope I have inspired you today.

I am entering this card in the following challenges;
Midweek Magnolias - Week #52 Happy Birthday to Us
Tilda's Town - #44 Anything Goes
You and Me Magnolia - #9 Happy Birthday

Saturday, March 16, 2013

CMC Easter or Spring

Happy Saturday,

Welcome to CMC's Challenge Easter or Spring. I hope you will join us!

Do you have any plans for the weekend? How about some crafting? I plan on doing a little. I need to finish up a couple more projects so that I am done for the month that way I can enjoy my trip to sunny FL.

I used Holly Ears from Digi My World. Isn't she adorable?

To create my card I colored my image with Copic Markers E000, E00, R20, E25, E31, E50, C00,C01, V91, V93, V95, YG95, YG97, Y11, Y13, R01. The egg is from Memory Box -Filagree Egg and Classic Egg Die. To embellish my card I used a sentiment on the egg and added some ribbon.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Seeing Double - 2 Ribbons
The Ribbon Carousel - RCC78 Spring is in the Air

Friday, March 15, 2013

March Inky Blog Hopp

Welcome to the March Inky Blog Hop,

Are you ready to see some awesome creations from the Inkettes? Today we are showcasing some adorable new digis and sentiments. My project features Cherry Lili and Kitty. I decided to use this cute tin bucket and made it into a spring bucket. You could use this for Easter or perhaps use as a table favor for a birthday party.

You can these plus Umbrella Lili and Spring digi sentiments in the Inky Store.  Hop along with us and you could be the lucky winner of  2 digis. You have until March 22nd to comment and the winner will be announced on the challenge blog March 23rd. If you arrived have arrived here from Fabi's you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning.

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Southern Girls - #64 Tag You're It
Allsorts Challenge - Week #197 - Springtime

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

All that Glitters

Happy Wednesday,

I hope everyone is having a great week! I am so ready for spring; how about you? Head over to 7 Kids College Fund for our glitter challenge. Today I created a simple card using this beautiful image from Penny Black

I seem to be on a purple kick. I really enjoyed creating this card. I used Copic Markers to color my image. Glitter was added to her hat, wings, boots and snowball. To giver her skirt some dimension I used liquid pearls.

You can purchase this beautiful stamp at 

Here is a closer view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with an Optional Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Monthly Challenge - March - Girly
Incy Wincy Designs -Things that begin with F - Fairy

Add Some Blue

Welcome to our Wednesday Challenge,

How your week going? Mine is going well.

I made this cute card with Nicholas on Ice from Inky Impressions. I really enjoyed coloring this image.  I used Copic Markers to color the image. The paper is from Authentique "Bundle". To complete my card I added some floss.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - #52 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #131
HIMCR -88-Super-Scraps-Saturday

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cupcakes Anyone

Happy Monday,

How was your weekend? I did a lot of crafting. I am looking forward to going to the scrapbook convention with my friends. Lots of laughs, fun, shopping, and food.

I created this adorable card for Forever Friends DT Challenge Shaped Card. I used a chipboard house from Michaels. I covered the house with polka dot paper and layered it with a heart doily. The window was created with Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window die. The image is from Forever Friends. I colored my image with Copic Markers and added some glitter to the top of the cupcakes. The paper for the window was from Authentique "Love". And finally, I added a bow to finish my card.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays 99 - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts - Challenge 157 Punch It

Friday, March 8, 2013

Peaches & Cream

Happy Friday,

Today I would like to share this shadow box I created. The image from Penny Black is just too adorable. I colored my image with Copic markers. I cover the each section of the box with paper and inked the edges with a light pink. To keep with the theme I used a butterfly, bird & birdhouse, heart and flower dies to create the finishing touches. I added a few embellishments  to add dimension to the box.

You can purchase the following items at 7 Kids College Fund

I hope you were inspired today! Have a great weekend.

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes -Optional Tic Tac Toe
LadyAnnes'-Nana Vic's 4th Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Larry the Ladybug

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone had a great week! I want to know where spring is. Yes, I have had enough of winter.

Today I am showcasing this cute digital image from Louby Lou Larry the Ladybug. I colored the image with copic markers - E000, E00, R01, C07, C09, R35, R39 and

I used paper from my stash, added some ribbon, button and some bling. I thought the sentiment fit with this adorable lady bug.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: