Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hope Your Not Tired Of..

Magnolias. I am totally in love with these little people! They are so much fun to color and create cards with.

If you'd like to order you can contact Diana Crick at
She will send you an inventory list via email. Hopefully her site will be up and running soon! I can't wait.

Yesterday, my friends Lynn and Amanda came over and we spent all day coloring and making cards.

I'm going to share one card from each of us! Amanda and Lynn don't have blogs but I'm going to work on getting them to start one. :)

This is the card I made. I colored Tilda with my Copic markers and used Stampin Up ink pads to daub the sky and grass. I really like how this card turned out!

This Edwin card was colored and created by Amanda. She did a great job! I love how it turned out.

Lynn made this adorable Tilda card! I love the colors she chose.. she is just so cute!

On a side note, I'm praying for all of those in the path of Hurricane Gustav! We are getting alot of wind today from the outer bands of this massive storm.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have some more cards to share with you tomorrow! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Friday, August 29, 2008

I Got An Award!

My SBS sister Roz has given me the above award! Thanks Roz... your the sweetest!

"With great power, comes great responsibility" and here are my responsibilities for accepting this award.

The rules...
(1) The winner can put the "I :heart: your blog" logo on their blog. Isn't it cute! :))
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

I am nominating the following people:

1. Becca Feeken - Becca's blog is amazing. Her creations are stunning!

2. Suzanne Dean - I just started following her blog after finding her through the Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group. Check out her beautiful cards and she's even started some Copic Tutorials!

3. Theresa - Theresa is one of my fellow Stampin Gals from Stamping Links To Love. She creates beautiful cards and papercrafts and goes into a lot of detail with her posts.

4. Lainy- another one of my SBS sisters. I always enjoy her posts.

5. Geeta - one of my fellow A Muse Addicts! I love A Muse stamps and Geeta is such a fabulous cardmaker! Love her stuff!

6. Cheryl- Her cards are just so inspiring. I love her style and find myself wanting to CASE all of the cards she posts!

7. Kimmmie - Another fellow Magnolia Lover! Check out her blog! Love it!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Color Challenge!!

Suzanne is hosting this weeks challenge over at Stamping Links To Love. I haven't made my card yet...but will tomorrow night! I've got my stamping buddies coming over to stamp tomorrow night!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I made this card for my Magnolia-Licious "It's Raining Cards" swap. I really enjoyed making this card. I colored Edwin with copic markers but the stone wall is colored with Primsacolor pencils and OMS.

I sponged the sky and the grass. Edwin is cut out and placed on pop dots for dimension. I really like how it turned out. Can't wait to play some more this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Where has the time gone??

Well, Tropical Storm Fay has finally left the state of Florida! I think that's a record...having a storm linger for 7 days! Our state is totally saturated and I honestly can't wait to see the sun shine again.

We did get some wind and rain but nothing like my SBS sister Roz. Her area received over 20 inches of rain in 24 hours.

I have been making cards the past 10 days since I've blogged. I got my first order of Magnolia stamps and gosh have I had fun playing with them! I finished my cards for my "raining cards" swap today and will get them in the mail tomorrow.

The card below was made for my best friend Kelli. I gave it to her on Friday and she loved it. I'm so glad she did!

The image was colored with Prisma Color Pencils and OMS. I used my Martha Stewart decorative border punch and added a plain white ribbon.

I'll be posting more frequently.. I promise! thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My First Time Hosting A Challenge!

Check out the Challenge I am hosting over at Stamping Links to Love..

I would love for you to participate and show me what you've created!

Here's my card:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wylde Woman Award

My SBS-15 sister Sammi awarded me with this Wylde Woman Award. Thanks so much Sammi!!

It's called the WYLDE WOMEN award and the purpose of it is "to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy". Isn't that lovely?

The rules are:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you.
2. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
3. Link back to Tammy's blog so that she can go to visit all these wonderful women, and
4. Remember the Purpose of the Award.

There are so many people I'd like to send this to.... so here goes:

All of my SBS-15 sisters! You all inspire me everyday and I am so blessed to have such great friends!

Emma, Kelly, Lainy, Terri,Kim, Pammy, Lisa, Yesi, Jessica, Joana, Lisa , and Nany.

Next My Stamping Gals:


Last but not least.. a few of my favorite Stampers who I admire and read their blogs faithfully!

Cheryl - She is a fabulous cardmaker and I love seeing her creations. Very inspiring and such a sweet person. I would love to meet her in person someday!

Becca- Talk about awe. Drop dead gorgeous creations on her blog! Please go check out her work if you haven't already!

Cindy Haffner - Nothing less than spectacular creativity here.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Awsome Blog Candy from Katharina!!

Katharina is offering an awesome giveway Blog Candy to celebrate 100,000 hits!

The winner gets the entire collection of the Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel collection by Elisabeth Bell.

Visit Katharina's blog for more details!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Happy Saturday!! Lot's to Talk About!!

Sorry I've been MIA the past few days. It's a busy month for me! Lots of family birthdays in the past two weeks. First me on the 21st of July, then my Dad on July 29 and Mom's birthday was August 6th. Needless to say, lots going on!

If you haven't already, please stop by the Stamping Links To Love blog and check out our first challenge! I haven't had a moment to play yet, but I plan on participating and posting my card in the next couple of days.

I am totally in love with Magnolia stamps and just placed my first order with Diana Crick. Diana is the creator of the Scor-Pal and she is opening an online shop sometime this month to sell the Magnolia stamps here in the US and Canada. If you love Magnolias too, come join our Yahoo Group! There are so many insanely talented stampers in our group. I am in awe of the creativity in this group! If you want to place an order with Diana, you can reach her via email at:

I am also hosting my first image swap over at SplitCoastStampers for Magnolia images! Come join us here!

Claudia is giving away some awesome blog candy. Check it out here and take a look at her Magnolia cards. She is simply amazing!!

Here is a card I made a couple of weeks ago that I haven't posted yet. I used the adorable cupcake stamps from My Favorite Things. Love this set!
The Designer Paper is from the Nursery paperpack from DCWV. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder, Nesties and colored with my SU markers. I added stickles to give it a little bling.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I have relatives visiting from Germany, so I'll be busy today and tomorrow and don't know if I'll get any stamping time in or not!

Talk to you soon!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My First A Muse.....and Cards For Heros

For my birthday I splurged and bought quite a few A Muse stamps. I fell in love with this little bird and bee. Isn't it cute? I've been busy stamping and coloring images so I can get some cards put together.

I've got some neat cards I'm finishing up and hope to get them posted this week.

Many of you out there may have already heard of the Cards For Heros organization. If you've been a follower of my blog, you know that I have several very dear people in my life who serve in the US Marines. Kevin, my daughter's high school boyfriend is deploying to Iraq sometime in the next few days.

If you have cards sitting around collecting dust, or card fronts you would like to donate, I would love to take them off your hands and send them over to Kevin's unit. Several of my stamping buds and I are getting together to create cards for the troops.

My goal is to send over a box each month, so the troops will have cards to send home to loved ones. I'm going to focus the next couple of weeks on Christmas Cards.

If you'd like to help out... check out the link above. They post weekly on what kinds of cards they are in need of and how many cards they've sent out that week. It's really amazing how much it boosts their morale!

Happy Stamping!
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Monday, August 4, 2008

It's Raining Cards!!!

A few weeks ago I joined a new yahoo group called Magnolia-Licious for Magnolia stamp lovers. This is an awesome group of amazingly talented stampers!

We formed a "It's Raining Cards" group and each month 4 people get showered with cards from the others who chose to participate.

I was lucky to have gotten chosen to be rained on for the month of August. I've already received several cards and I have been so thrilled each day when I open my mailbox! I wanted to share the cards with you.

The first card, below was created by Christina: I just love the scene and the colors! the Tilda is colored beautifully and has glittery wings.. so cute!

Georgia made this adorable card below: The wings on this are also glittery. It doesn't show up well in the picture.. Love Georgia's coloring!

This card below was created by Krista. Very elegant card.. I love it! Cathi created this adorable card. It is so bright and cheery! The bow on her head looks like it has crystal affects applied. Love the nesties used and the color scheme.
The card below came all the way from the UK! Shell sent me this butterfly card.. I love butterflies!

Last but not least.. Cheryl created this gorgeous Edwin card! Her coloring is amazing!
I hope that someday I get as good as these ladies with my coloring skills and creativity!
Thanks again to each of you! I love each of these cards!!