Friday, February 27, 2009

Missing You......

Here's another card I made last weekend. I just love this Tilda by Magnolia stamps. The card is very simple, but I really like how it turned out. I used a new corner punch I got at Joann's to insert the stamped image in. I stamped the sentiment from Gina K on the front and that's it!

Simple. Sometimes I really like simple.

I'm so glad the weekend is here. I hope to get some crafting time in and I'm really hoping my Spring Kit from Magnolia stamps shows up in my mailbox.

Thanks for stopping by! I really do appreciate all the nice comments I get on my cards! Hugs to you all!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wacky Wednesday....

I'll tell you, today was one Wacky Wednesday! Work was beyond insane! I hope you all are having a great week so far. I'm already looking forward to the weekend so I can get some more stamping done.

Today I have Tilda with Balloons to share with you. My friend Lynn has this cute Tilda and she let me borrow her to ink up some images. I just love her. A couple of weeks ago, one of my SBS sisters, Kim, posted the cutest card using paperpiecing and she used this same stamp. You have to check out her card here.

I have tried my hand at casing her card, but don't have it quite finished yet. I hope to get it finished and posted in the next day or two.

Hope you come back again to visit.. Have a great day everyone!

Card Recipe:
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Magnolia
Cardstock: Stampin Up- real red- Certainly Celery
Coloring medium- Copic Markers
Emellishments: Cuttlebug embossing folder
Designer paper- Basic Grey- Urban Prairie.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Birthday Card For Becky....

One of my friends Becky celebrated her birthday on Sunday and this is the card I made for her. She really liked it! I used my Janome Sew Mini to do the stitching on the card using Basic Grey Designer paper. I just love this image from Whiff of Joy. I colored her with Copic markers and used my Nesties to cut out the image.

Well.. yesterday I asked who out there is watching American Idol. Little did I know that President Obama was speaking tonight so no Americal Idol tonight. I hope you all had a great day today!

Be back tomorrow with another card to share!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Birthday Bella

It's Tuesday and American Idol is on tonight.. are you watching this season? I'm really liking Danny the best so far. I'm so glad he made it through last week.

Today I'm sharing a simple gate fold card with Birthday Bella from Stamping Bella. I just love her! I made this card for a Birthday girl on the other side of the big pond. Putting it the mail tomorrow and hoping it arrives in time for her birthday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Grey, Stampin Up Cardstock,
Coloring: Copic Markers

Monday, February 23, 2009

Challenge #5- Christmas Stamping All Year Long

Well this is week number 5 for the challenge divas over at Maria's Christmas Stamping All Year Long. This week we were given the instructions to use the colors purple, pink and blue and to use the sketch shown.

These colors don't sound like they'd make a good Christmas card, but I love them together!

My image is Tilda with cap from Magnolia stamps. I am so in love with these stamps. You all will probably get tired of seeing them on my blog!

The DP is from a Christmas stack I got at Michaels. I used Stampin Up cardstock for my base and accenting cardstock.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lauren in Love- New Paper Makeup Stamps!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Yesterday, Lynn and Amanda came over and we stamped our hearts out. I got 6 cards finished and am so happy that I'll have lots to share with you this week.

Tonight I am sharing a card I made with a brand new stamp line that I have just fallen in love with. Katie from Paper Make Up stamps has just started her own company and she has the most adorable images. She has a pre-order special going on right now for her March Release stamps. Go check it out! You'll love her stuff. She is also starting to carry Nestibilites too!

I colored Lauren In Love with my Copic Markers. I added the grass stamp from Amuse stamps to add a little extra scenery.You can't really see it very well, but I used Angel Wing Shimmerz on her wings. The designer paper is from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Gina K designs. I added some pink organza ribbon for accent. Other embellishments are the baubles and brads.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a Happy Monday!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Paper Make Up, Amuse, Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper; PTI, Basic Grey, Stampin Up
Embellishments: Ribbon from Michaels, Brads and Baubles, Shimmerz
Coloring: Copic Markers

Monday, February 16, 2009

Week 4- Christmas Stamping All Year Long

Today was our reveal day for this week's challenge sketch over at Christmas Stamping All Year Long.

The sketch above was created by Maria, our fearless group leader. She does an awesome job each week of motivating and inspiring us to create our Christmas cards early!

This is the card I created for the challenge.

Go check out the rest of the Diva's and the cards they created this week to inspire you!

Meet Vivian!

If you follow my blog you know that Saturday I spent the day with friends at StampFest. We had such an awesome time and I spent way to much money! I'll be working overtime to help me pay for the damages! LOL

Today I am sharing a card I made with one of my new images from Sparkle and Sprinkle. There's a whole line of these images...beautiful ladies. I fell in love with Vivian and had to have her! Isn't she beautiful???

I stamped her with Brilliance ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I then colored her with copic markers and cut the image out with my scalloped oval nesties. The designer paper is Basic Grey and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs. I added a Prima flower for embellishment.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I have lots more to show you this week!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We have a winner!!

As promised, I used to choose the winner of my Blog Candy!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-02-16 04:02:48 UTC

Katie C said:

congrats!!!!! i love the candy up for grabs! i posted ya on my blog! :)

February 9, 2009 8:53 AM

Thanks to everyone who participated!! Katie, I'll be emailing you shortly for your mailing address!

Stay tuned.. I have a couple cards to post yet tonight.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

True Love....

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day with your sweetheart, loved ones and friends!

Tonight when I got home from work, I found this waiting for me from my Husband! Isn't it Go-jus???

I also had some new stamps waiting for me when I got home! I ordered the new Leanne Ellis stamps from Sugar Nellie - I fell in love with these when I saw them. I decided to make a card with one tonight and this stamp is called True Love.

I used Copic Markers to color the image and then used some Tim Holtz distress inks to duab on the background. The designer paper I used was from Basic Grey and the card base is Chocolate Chip from Stampin Up. I added some ribbon from CTMH. I used Taylor's sketch challenge as inspiration for the layout. It's not exactly to the sketch but I liked the different pieces of patterned papers in this weeks sketch.

Here's my card:


Have a great day everyone! I'm heading to StampFest in just a few short hours! I'll be back tomorrow night to share more stuff!

Friday, February 13, 2009

You Mean Everything To Me....

Happy Friday the 13th!! I hope everyone has had a good week! One more day for me to wait until StampFest!! I am so excited about going on Saturday. I'm taking along 4 friends, including Lynn, Amanda, Becky and Kim. StampFest is an all day event with lots of stamping vendors exhibiting their products for us to buy! Last year when I went I had only been stamping for about 3 weeks and I was overwhelmed. I'm just plain out of my mind excited now.

I'll be sure to take my camera and share some photos with you all.

My card today is a Whiff Of Joy stamp- Melinda holding Heart. I just love her!! I colored her with Copics and the Designer Paper is K&Company. I used a sentiment stamp from Stampin Up and the ribbon is CTMH.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have more to share tomorrow night.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Come And Join Us!!

A few months ago when Paper Craft Planet started to make it's boom, I created a group there for all the Magnolia Stamp Lovers. We've got over 250 members there and continue to grow. We're starting some fun new things too. I also created a new Yahoo Group for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers United (MLSU). If you like to participate in challenges, swaps, RAKS and chatting about these cute stamps, come join us! Tell your friends to come join too!

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Christmas Stampin' All Year Long- Challenge #3

This is the card I created for the challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge Blog. Maria created this blog and a group over at Paper Craft Planet to inspire us to make our Christmas Cards early!

Each week we get a sketch to go by and then upload to the blog. I'm one of the challenge divas and I'm really enjoying this. Here's the link to all the cards the other divas made. Check it out and leave some love if you can!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Sunday and Blog Candy!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was busy but I did get some crafting time in.
Last night Lynn and I went to a co-worker's 40th Birthday party and after we left I went to Lynn's and colored. Lynn's daughter Ashleigh has been really getting into cardmaking in the past couple of months. She is 14 years old and is an amazing colorer! Lynn has a few of her creations over on her blog.

Today, I spent some time at my parents house and colored some more. I'm finished coloring my images for my Valentine cards but I don't have them put together yet to share with you.

Today's card I am sharing was made almost a year ago. I got this sweet Sugar Nellie image in a swap with my SBS-15 sisters.

Tomorrow I will have more to share. Now on to the fun candy!

As you know I celebrated my one year blogaversary last month. I'm just getting to post my blog candy.

Here's what is up for grabs...

Hero Arts Decorative Birds Stamp Set
Magnolia Stamp - Stylish Tilda
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Merci
Recollections Decorative Brads (Pinks,Browns and Orange)
CTMH Waxy Flax - Olive
Making Memories- Label Holders
Making Memories- 6x6 Paper Pack Funky Vintage Lizzie Collection
7 Gypsies Wire Album- great for altering!

To enter the giveaway, comment here on this post and announce my blog candy on your blog. Please leave the link to your blog in your comment. I will use the random integer to pick the winner on Sunday, February 15th.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Bella Card!

OMG.. is it ever cold here in Central Florida! Tonight our lows are dipping into the twenties and tomorrow night we're supposed to hit the teens! We haven't been this cold since 1995! I spent hours tonight bringing plants inside the garage, covering plants with sheets, wrapping the pipes to the well pump with a towels to keep them from freezing. BRRRR... I don't know how you Northerner's live in the cold all the time!

Tonight my daughter asked me to make a card to give to her boyfriend's mom for her birthday tomorrow. Don't you just love these last minute requests?? This is the card I made for her.

I colored Bella with copic markers and used my scalloped oval nesties to cut her out and mat her. The designer paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops. I used the label tags from Spellbinders for the sentiment and added a white organza ribbon.

Tomorrow night I hope to have a couple more cards to share! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Time Is Here!

Promotion Dates: February 1- March 31, 2009

Promotion Details:

Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!

Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase.

Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits.

Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15% off the regular $199 price of the Starter Kit--that's $335 worth of products for only $169!

Also, From Feb 1st through April 30, anyone who orders from my Stampin Up website will get a free catalog shipped with their order while supplies last. If you'd like a catalog, what a great way to get one shipped right to you.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Sunday.... Congrats To The Steeler Nation!

Well it's Superbowl Sunday.. Who are you rooting for? I haven't felt good all day and have been laying on the heating pad most of the day with those dreaded monthly cramps. UGH!

My best friend Kelli has a Superbowl Party every year and I skipped out on her tonight cause I just don't feel like do much of anything.

I am excited about finally getting my craft room! I've got all my stuff moved into my son's old bedroom. Saturday, my husband, son and I installed some kitchen countertops in the room for my workspace. I spent all day yesterday organizing my shelves, the closet and patiently waiting until I could put things on top of the countertops.

I will take some pictures of my craft room soon so I can share with you all. I've still got a few things to do, like hanging things on the walls..but everything is in so I'm happy!!

I have two cards to share with you tonight. The first card I used my Tilda with heart from the Holiday collection. I going to use this as a Valentines Day card even though it's not your traditional colors. I colored her with Copics and used my Scalloped Oval Nestabilites and the Houndstooth Cuttlebug embossing folder. The DP is from DCWV. I added ribbon I got at Michaels.

Now.. the second card I have to share is for a new Challenge Blog that I just joined. Christmas Stampin All Year Long is a great way to get you Christmas cards done early! Each week, a sketch is provided and you make your card from that sketch.

This is the sketch for this weeks challenge:

This is the card I created:

I love this Santa image. The DP is from My Mind's Eye Glitter Christmas Glitter Pack. I added the three snowflake brads..aren't they cute???

Thanks for stopping by!! I will have more cards to share this week!