Friday, May 31, 2013

Dandelion Girl

TGIF! We are finally having warm, sunny weather. I love it.

Now onto my card for today. I created my card with a Whimsy stamp by Sylvia Zet - Dandelion Girl.
I colored her with Copic Markers and added some glitter to her dress. I used paper from Graphic 45 - Secret Garden.

Here is a close up of this sweet image:

Here are the products I used on my card. You can purchase them at 7 Kids College Fund:

Whimsy Stamp - Dandelion Girl
Graphic 45 Paper - Secret Garden
Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots

I  hope you enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge #59 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes May 28 - June 3

Monday, May 27, 2013

Two Pretty Tildas

I hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather here has improved 100% and toward the end of the week it will be in the 80's. Since I finished all my DT work I got to play with my Magnolia stamps.

Today I would like to share a book that I made this weekend. I really enjoyed putting this together. Thanks, Suzi for the inspiration!  My book has four folds and is double sided and if you look at the photos below there are a few more folds.
I hope I inspired you today!

Here is the front cover:

And the back cover:
Lastly the inside pages:

Below are the products I used to create my book:
Magnolia Stamps - Princess Pea Tilda, Tilda with Dot Bow, Eiffel Tower
Paper from DoCrafts and Magnolia paper from my stash
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Cherry Lynn Die Heart Doily and Flourish Die
Marianne Die Hearts
Memory Box Window
Magnolia DooHickey Dies - Vintage Daisy, Vintage Tag, So Wrapped Tilda Lace, Floral Swirl Corner
Melissa Francis Embellishments
Ribbon, Lace, Doilies, Flowers, Bling, Misc. Embellishments
Fran tage
Modeling Cream and stencils
Copic Markers - R000, R00, R01, E000, E00, R20, YR20, YR21, E31, E25, E50, R81,R83, R85, RV10

Head over to CMC for our orange challenge

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Challenge #72 More than one Fold
Marvelous Magnolia - Challenge #28 Doily Delights
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #198 Flowers and More Flowers - Make Your Own (Use Vintage Daisies added pearl bling
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - Challenge #70 Shabby Chic or Vintage

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tilda and Edwin hit the Beach


I don't know about you but I am ready for beach weather. That is what inspired me to make this scene with Edwin in Miami and Tilda in Key Largo. I colored my images with Copic Markers and paper pieced Edwin's shirt and Tilda's dress. You can purchase Edwin over at the Magnolia Licious Store.

Fran tage was used to give the effect of water and sand. I used stencils with Viva Blending Cream and then went over them with alcohol inks. I use a very thin like tissue paper which kind of resembled sand and matching paper to collage my canvas. The seashells are some that I have collected when I visited my son. The palm tree was chip board. I painted the trunk with Twinkling H2O's and the leaves I used Inka Old Silver and Green/Yellow. For the final effect I sprayed the tree with Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.

The paper is from Authentique as is all the sentiments. Corner pieces and the star are Melissa Francis. I added netting, ribbon and the sun (which I added fine glitter to) to finish my design.

Here is a close up of Edwin:

And now for Tilda:

 I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Ways to Weather It!
You and Me Magnolia - Challenge #14 Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - Week#62 A Colour Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
It's A Magnolia Challenge #57 Anything Goes

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Let's Color with Orange


I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Our weather is rather soggy but it is good crafting weather.
Today over at CMC we have a new challenge "Orange You Cool".  I've colored this cute image from Bugaboo - Scene It. I colored my image with Copic Markers YR12, YR14, YR15, R,37 R39, G94, G99, C1,C3, Y00, Y11.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Dilly Beans - Dots
Card Mania Challenge #21- Spots and/or Stripes
The Rubber Buggy - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Anything Goes

Inky Impressions May's New Release

Good Morning,

I am very excited to share with you my card using one of Inky's new images - Nickie in the rain. Isn't she beautiful.  I colored my image with Copic Markers. I used fran tage around the leaf. It was my first time using fran tage. I used paper from my stash, ribbon, Memory box Umbrella Die and Cherry Lynn Heart Doily Die.

Don't forget to check out my team members creations over at Inky Impressions Challenge Blog. They are awesome. And two lucky winners will receive a digi. I hope to see you there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
BearlyMine - Anything Goes
Vickys - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Shabby Chic Altered Canvas

Welcome to another great challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund. This week is embellishments.

 So get out you embellishments and create a card or a project. I created an altered canvas. It took me quite awhile to see how I wanted it laid out. I painted the canvas with acrylic paint after it was dry I stenciled the bird cage, the leaves and tree branch and the honey comb design. I used Viva Decor modeling cream after it was dry I used alcohol ink to add color to my design. I stamped the two butterflies and used fran tage on the two other butterflies. The fran tage was used on the tag and inside the picture frame. The ribbon is recycled from a box of candy. To complete my canvas I used bling, flowers, feathers, frilly trim and a wooden bird. The flower in the bottom right I used Viva Decor Inka Gold. The product is great. You get a beautiful color with a little shimmer. I hope I inspired  you today.

Here is a collage with some close up photos

Melissa Frances - Dorchester KeyholesBlossom Resin Embellishment, Edwardian Frame
Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Steel Blue, Green/Yellow, Old Silver, Silver
Stampendous Frantage - Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
Jet Black Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator and Replacement Felt

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
All Sorts #207- True Blue
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - A Tim Holtz Homage

Fishing Anyone?

Happy Wednesday Inky Fans,

Today I would like to share a birthday card I made my son. I used the rubber stamp Christopher Fishing. It was perfect since my son's name is Christopher. The challenge this week over at Inky Impressions is distress it. I used Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges of all my paper, the twine looks a little distress and the green jute seemed perfect to finish my design. I colored my image with Copic Marker. You can purchase this cutie over at Inky Impressions Store. I can't wait to see what you create.

Here is a closer look.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss- Challenge 185 Water
Crafters Companion -Masculine
Copic Marker Europe - Boys Aloud

Monday, May 20, 2013

Forever Friends For a Child

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! They are just too short. I started my weekend with a wonderful dinner with my husband for our anniversary. We ate our favorite restaurant. Great coffee and awesome chocolate.  Here is my dessert. Doesn't it look delicious; it was. (Chocolate/Lemon)

Please join us for our last challenge as Forever Friends.  The theme is for a child. I created this chipboard butterfly keepsake. I used Viva Decor Inka Gold; the product is awesome. The product spreads like butter. I used a stencil and spread Viva Decor Modeling Cream. It creates a 3D effect. I colored this sweet image from A Day For Daisies with Copic Markers and used a silver pen to give her dress some shimmer and shine. If you are interested in this image Peacock Magic just click on her name and it takes you directly to the image. To embellish my project I used flowers, ribbon and a die cut butterfly. I hope I have inspired you today.

As we say goodbye to Forever Friends we are so excited about our new challenge "Crafty Friends Challenge Blog". Join us Saturday, June 1st for our 1st challenge. Oh, I heard there is some fabulous candy. Please be sure to check out the new blog. See you then!

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
One Stitch At ATime Challenge 164 - Use a Digi
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #8 - Anything but a Square
Scrappy Frogs - Free Choice
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Saturday, May 18, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Dandelion Designs May Blog Hop

Welcome to our  May blog hop! Don't forget to peek at all my team mates beautiful creations!

I have created a pillow box to share with you today. The pillow box can be used as gift card holder or a treat box for your fury friends.  I three fury friends that are my best scrapping buddies. Aren't these stamps the cutest. I have listed what you will win at the end of my post. Good luck!

Kim  O'Connell      

Dandelion Stamp - So Glad We're Friends
Copic Markers

Dandelion Designs has graciously provided the prize for this blog hop! The randomly chosen hop winner will receive these six stamp sets AND that awesome winning feeling!

If you order Dandelion Designs you will save 10% on the Dandelion Stamps.The code is DD10. 

I am entering my pillow box in the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Shape it up!
Challenges 4 Everybody - #20 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Animal Antics The Pink Elephant - TPE199 Masculine Birthday Theme
Addicted to CAS - Birthday
Less is More - Cats and Dogs

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lovely Belle


Today is my wedding anniversary, 33 years to an awesome man. We are going to dinner at a wonderful restaurant. They are famous for chocolate. Check out this beehive.....Can't wait to have dessert....

Now on to my card. Today I created a simple card using an Elizabeth Belle image. I colored her with Copic Markers; yellows and purples. Lately, I am really liking this color combo. I used the Leaf Die from DoCrafts; I love this die it is a great size. I added some ribbon, bling and a sentiment. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our monthly blog hop. I look forward to seeing you!


Elizabeth Belle - Belle Sole Gift of Love
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Whimsy Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - The Sound of Music When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so sad.
Through the Craftroom Door- May 14 - 20 Anything Goes

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Guest Designer for Bunny Zoe

Happy Monday,

I am so thrilled to be a guest designer for Bunny Zoe. Today I would like to share a gift bag that I made using Princess Pea Tilda from the new Magnolia Collection "Once Upon a Time". Really enjoyed creating my gift bag. The "Secret Garden" paper from Graphic 45 is my all time favorite. I hope I have inspired you today to create a card or a project.

Here is what I used to create my gift bag:
Magnolia Stamp - Princess Pea Tilda
Graphic 45 Paper - Secret Garden
Heart Doily and Flourish Die from Cherry Lynn
Heart Die from Marianne 
Precious Heart Box from Memory Box Dies
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Flowers, bling, bird paper clip, ribbon, netting

Here is a closer view of this sweet Tilda:

I am entering my gift bag in the following challenges:
Tilda's Town - Something Old and Something New Tilda is new. Ribbon and Martha Punch Old
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything but a Card
CMC #20 - Flower Power/Flower Magic
QKR Stampede - Challenge #38 Spring or Pink, Yellow and Green
Lady Anne's - 4th Anything Goes Challenge

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CMC Anything Goes

Happy Saturday,

Today over at CMC we have new challenge Anything Goes. Our sponsor for the challenge is Pretty Little Stamps by Chelsea Le. I decided to color her the colors of a sweet pansy.

I have colored her with Copic Markers - Hair E25, E31, E50; Skin E000, E00, R20; Watering can C3, C5, C7; Dress and tights V00, V1, V17, V15, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y00, Y1. I added fine glitter to her dress, wings and as eye shadow.  The paper is from Authentique, heart die is from Marianne, Music Notes by Memory Box and Flourish by Cherry Lynn die. To embellish my design I used flowers, butterfly pin, ribbon bling, cheese cloth and liquid pearls.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you over at CMC.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says - Things with Wings   
Sister Act - Challenge #6 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - May 7 -13 Anything Goes

National Nurses Week

In honor of National Nurses Week I chose Nurse Lili.  I colored Lili with Copic Markers. I used the following colors: Skin E000, E00, R20, B01; Hair E25, E31, E50; Dress and shoes R37, R39; Dress C00, C01; Needle BG000, BG10. The needle was color with a silver glitter pen and her tails were painted with a red glitter pen. I used liquid pearls for her earrings. I inked the edges of the paper with Distress Ink Festive Berries. Lastly, I embellished my card with ribbon, flourish die cut and flowers.

I hope I have inspired you to create a card! Have a great weekend!!!


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Love to Create- Challenge #64 For Mom or a Special Lady

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Princess All in Pink

Happy Wednesday,

Today I am showcasing this adorable Tilda! I decided to make a prayer journal for myself. It was an easy project. I used paper to cover the outside and inside covers then inked edges of the paper. To finish my journal I added some embellishments.

Here are the following products you can purchase at 7 Kids College Fund:
Melissa Frances - Dorchester Keyhole
Copic Markers

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Challenge #70 Pink Princess
ABC Challenge - M is for make it Sparkle -(glitter on her crown, sleeves, plus the bling)
Kaboodle Doodles -Challenge #170 For the Ladies
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #161 Floral Delights
Midweek Magnolia -Challenge #60 Dies Cuts and/or Punches (Marianne Heart Doily and Flourish Dies)

Happy Mother's Day


How is everyone doing this week? We have been having bright sunshine and warm days! I  love it.

Today I would like to share Inky Impressions Fashionista Lily. She is one of my favorites. I created this postcard as a Mother's Day Card from a daughter. I used the luggage to fit the travel theme. I used Cryogen Paper, Copic Markers, bling, Magnolia Luggage and flowers. I hope I have inspired you today.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - TPE 198 Mother's Day Theme
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #146
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Mail

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Spring

Happy Monday!

Today I have used a digital image from Oak Pond Jessica's Dogwood. Please join us at Forever Friends for our new Fortnightly Challenge Pastel Colours. I colored my image with Copic Markers. I used to flowers. I place the first on flat to the card; the second flower I cut so I could make the petals 3D and adhere it to the first flower with scrapdots on the center only. I used a butterfly and a flourish die from Cherry Lynn. The paper is from one of my favorites Graphic 45 "A Secret Garden". I added ribbon and some netting to complete my card.

Here are a couple of other views so that you can see the 3D:

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Stempel Magic - Flower Power
CMC #20 -Flower Power

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tilda with Carrots

TGIF! The weather has been perfect this week. All the leaves on the trees are opening more each day, the grass is turning green and all the beautiful spring flowers are blooming. The bonus is we are supposed to have a beautiful weekend too! I hope you are all having a spectacular week.

Today I want to share this sweet Tilda with you. The Graphic 45 paper French Country is perfect for this image. I just love the warm look of the paper. I hope you have been inspired today!


You can purchase the products below at 7 Kids College Fund:
12 x 12 Graphic 45 - French Country
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Carrots
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap

Here is a closer look:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Tuesday Challenge - Use Vellum (White leaves are vellum)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - Challenge #68 Anything Goes
Tilda's Town- Challenge #51Anything Goes

To a Special Birthday Girl

Do you know this beautiful person????

Oh wait... ooops...wrong one.   Sorry.  Do you know THIS beautiful person????

Arrrrghhhh... that's NOT her!!!!  Wait wait... let's get this right!!!!  Do you know HER?????


THAT'S her!!!!!!! YES!!!  The BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!  Oh and honestly... yeah... those pics above... yep... those REALLY are her too!!! If you know Suzanne J. Dean... you KNOW this!!  

Today is Suzanne's birthday and well, we ALL KNOW, Suzanne would NOT want to celebrate a birthday any other way than with her favorite country star AND a favorite sports star!!!  Right???!!!  

And also today, Suzanne's, Color Me Creative Design Team wanted to take a little of her time to show her how much we enjoy, appreciate and love her by hopping along to share a little birthday fun and creativity with her.  Join us in wishing her that the next year is filled with even more memories and love than anyone could ever hope for!  

The design team went with a "Teal/Aqua" theme today.  Suzanne had mentioned her desire to "look like a mermaid"... LOL... so heck, we'll play along.  (Old age is old age, peeps... just smile and say... "that's nice, honey." LOL)

Happy Birthday, Susan! The one thing that has stayed with me since I took your Copic's class in CT is your love for life. I was impressed how you are over coming your the hurdles in your life with such a positive outlook. I am honored to be on your team! Thanks for everything and I hope your day is spectacular!


I use Prima Doll with Strapless Dress stamp. She is colored with Copic Makers skin -E000, E00, hair-E25, E31, E50, Dress, Shoes, Crown BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13. I added glitter to her crown and liquid glass to her shoes. I used Cherry Lynn small and large flourish dies. To complete my design I used Magnolia stamp Eiffel Tower, trim, flowers, bling, ribbon and misc embellishments.

Here is a closer view:

Now hop along with us to enjoy more of the Design Team's creations for Suzanne.

Thanks for sharing Suzanne's day with us!!  We KNOW you all love her as much as we do and we couldn't be happier to be working with such an awesome lady!! 


I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - Challenge #110 Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Challenge #113 Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday