Saturday, December 31, 2011
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Happy New Year! I haven't posted for a bit. I just returned from 9 glorious days in southern Florida. I have to say I enjoyed gorgeous sunshine and for most of the days mid 80's. However, I am now back to reality - below 40 degrees. I had a marvelous time spending Christmas with my two awesome sons, my amazing daughter-in-law and my wonderful husband.
Here is a printers tray I made for a friend. I used the Memory-Box-AMANA-CIRCLE die that I bought from Magnolia Licious -Magnolia Stamps. The two outside flowers were mounted on a solid flower shape to give them some more dimension. These die cuts are awesome. I can't wait to order some of the new ones.
50 minutes until 2012!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Son!
My son's 28th Birthday is today! He lives in Southern Florida and he does own a surf board. And he surfs. So I thought Surf Edwin from the Lazy Summer Days was the perfect image for his card.
The background was embossed with Koi fish then I used a little distress ink to give it color and dimension. The fence was colored with Creme de Chocolate and Creme de Cocoa Glimmer mist. The sand effect was created with Copic markers. I colored Edwin with Copic markers E0000, E00, E11, E25, E31, E50, G21, G40, B21, B24, B32, B000, B01, and R20. I used liquid glass for the design on the surf board. I stamped, colored and cut out the starfish and pop with pop dot. I distressed the birthday tag and added some rope.
Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by!
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sweet Christmas Dreams - Winter Tilda
I hope everyone had a great weekend. It's been awhile since I have posted. Very busy getting ready for Christmas!
Here is Winter Tilda all pretty in red & green. She was colored with Copic Markers; I used liquid glass on the buttons of her jacket to give them some dimension. She had some stars in her braids and her boots were colored with Creme de Chocolate Glimmer Mist. The beautiful tree is the new Memory Box Winterland die. I added a star to the top and some red jewels as decorations. I used my spellbinders to cut out the circle backgrounds. Add some ribbon and a sentiment.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Happy Thursday! It is a blustering morning with a little of the white stuff overnight. Mother Natures way of getting us in the Christmas spirit.
I went shopping last weekend and found this beautiful paper in an art store. I embossed some plain red with a snowflake embossing folder and spritz'd a little gold pearl mist. Snoowie was colored with Copic markers, his scarf, mittens and hat were cut from Memory box paper. I added some beautiful ribbon, bling and the white poinsettia to finish his look. Snoowie was mounted in a white frame.
Thank you for stopping by!
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Sunday, December 4, 2011
November Calendar Page
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I should probably be posting a Christmas card. Oh well... Here is the last page of the calendar. Baking Tilda seemed appropriate.
Enjoy your day!
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Friday, December 2, 2011
Rufus Makes his Debut
I can't believe it is already December. I made 16 photo books for my co-workers for Christmas.
I used my new beautiful Memory Box Winterland Tree and added some star bling to complete the tree. Rufus was colored with Copic Markers. I painted the window with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist. I added the sentiment and finished the tag with some Christmas floss. I used real plastic snow on the edges of the rooftop.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Snoowie with Star
I hope everyone is having a great day! It is unseasonably warm here; 60 degrees. I will take it. The blue birds were here the other day. Poor things are all confused!
I decided I would enter my December calendar page in the Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge.
I used *Magnolia SNOOWIE WITH STAR Rubber Stamp So Snowy 2009. Such an adorable stamp. The paper is from the Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection. The image was colored with Copics and I cut corresponding paper for the hat, gloves, scarf and star. On the lantern I used a gold spica pen and yellow and silver glitter pens too. To finish the page I used some floss and a Mulberry Paper Flower. I did my all time favorite I used Gathered Twigs distress ink on the edges of the calendar and page.
Thank you for stopping by!
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
July, August, September & October
I hope everyone had a good weekend. I went craft shopping yesterday. I got one cute Magnolia who I am hoping to create something festive with this week. Plus I got a few of the Memory Box die cuts. I haven't used them yet; I had to finish another project before I open them. Otherwise the other project would not get finished.
Here are four more pages from the 2012 Magnolia calendar. July is the icecream cone with the cute mini Tilda, August is the adorable dog and doghouse, September - one of my favorites Sunflower Tilda, lastly October Tilda with a pumpkin.
Two more months to go. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Sweet Tilda Moments
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good day today. Here are two more calendar pages. March and June. For the March page I used the Tilda Stamp from the Love Collection 2009 and the beach fence. I added a couple of butterflies and some bling.
For the June page I found from Mayan Road these adorable chip board teapots, cups, etc. So I covered them with paper and inked up the edges. I couldn't resist using Lazy Day Summer Tilda resting on the tea party pieces. Lastly, I used a sentiment "You're my Cup of Tea".
The calendar is finished; I will post more later. Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.....
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
April & May Calendar Pages
The April calendar page features Tilda with Boots. I used the corresponding paper for her dress, bow and boots. I added liquid glass to the boots to give them a shiny appearance. I cut the fence from brown paper, added some brown flower soft and some bling.
The May calendar page is my favorite thus far. Well Dressed Tilda is just too darn sweet. Her dress was cut from corresponding paper. She has a beautiful pearl necklace to finish the look. I cut the flower from different matching paper and popped each layer. Lastly, the beautiful pearl bling was added to compliment Well Dress Tilda.
Monday, I will post March and June. Let me know if you have a favorite. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me comments!!!! It is very much appreciated.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
January & February Calendar Pages
I hope everyone is having a good week! We are having exceptionally nice mild weather. I just hope it lasts.
Below is the January and February calendar pages. The chipboard esmbellishments are from the Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection. I colored the images with Copics. On the mini Tilda I stamped the paper and cut out her dress. For Tilda with the big ribbon I stamped her bow and socks then cut them out. The button is from Mayan Road with a ribbon made from floss.
Stayed tune for March and April!
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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tilda debuts Vintage in 2012
It has been awhile since I last posted. This is a sneak preview of my 2012 Vintage Magnolia calendar. Below is the cover. I used Bo Bunny the Gabrielle Collection with a matching chipboard embellishment. I spritz'd the flowers with Creme de Chocolate glimmer mist. I inked the edges with gathered twigs distress ink and colored Lazy Day Summer Tilda with Copic Markers. The lace was added to finish the vintage look.
Stayed tuned for January & February later this week. Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tilda with Rubber Boots
It's been awhile since I posted. I have busy working on my recipe cards for the recipe swap. Yeah! They are finished.
My sister turns fifty on Sunday; here is her birthday card I created. I used Bo-Bunny paper stamped the dress and bow cut them out and attached. I colored her skin, hair, hat and boots with Copic markers. To make her a fashionista liquid glass was used to give her stylin' yellow boots. I used my cricut to cut out the 50 using Basic Grey "Out of Print paper. I stamped the background. For the finishing touch I added a flower and ribbon.
The inside of the card is very simple. I repeated the 50 theme inside the card. I used Sparkling Tilda which I colored with Copics and added some white glitter to her wings.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Here is a picture of the inside of the card.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend! I live near Keene, NH and this is Pumpkin Festival weekend. So this afternoon I joined the ladies from my gym for a flash mob during the event. It was a lot of fun. After that had a very nice pizza lunch with my wonderful husband and son.
I just finished this card for my niece's 21st birthday which is on Monday. I used Magnolia's Sunflower Tilda and Shabby Chic Fence stamps. The images were colored with Copic markers. I sprayed the background with Fairy Garden Glimmer Mist. The edges were stitched with green floss, I added some flowers, butterflies and bling to complete the card. Your comments are appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream
Hello, I hope everyone is having a good week. I made this simple birthday card with Magnolia Ice Cream from the Lazy Summer Collection and Mini Lazy Day Summer Tilda stamps. I used my new Spellbinders Lacey Circles. I colored the images with Copic markers, E000, E00, Ell, E31, E35, E37, E25, E50, C00, C01, C03, R20, R81, and R89. To add some sparkle I used a pink glitter pen and you can't see it real well but I used a gold Spica pen on the halo on Tilda's head. The beautiful lilies I got a Michael's on clearance and they are actually a porcelain material. To finish the card I stamped happy birthday and added the brown ribbon. To give the card dimension I used pop dots.
Yesterday I stayed home because I was not feeling well as you can see my girls took advantage of the day. They were very tired. LOL! They just love hanging out with me especially when I am crafting.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Great Pumpkin
I just love fall. The leaves are so beautiful right now. It would be so nice if the weather could stay like this for a couple of months.
Over the weekend I made this spooktacular printers tray. I used the Magnolia pumpkin & leaves from the So Spooky Collection. I painted the house with crackle paint and then gave it a light mist with perfect pearls. The apothecary bottle is filled with black and glow in the dark glitter. Oh yes, the windows also glow in the dark. Let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your evening....
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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Dancing Tilda Birthday Book
I hope everyone is having a good weekend. What a gorgeous weekend we are having bright sunshine and high 70's.
I bought this flower shape book at Michaels last week and decided to make a keepsake birthday book for my son's girlfriend. The photos are from some of her bucket list for summer 2011. Of course Dancing Tilda is the star on the cover. I colored her with Copics, the paper is from the memory box collection "Minuet" and the embellishments are from 7 Gypsies. I have had the ribbon for some time and could never figure out how or what to use it on; it seemed so appropriate for the flower petals on the front cover. Let me know what you think.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Almost to Friday and it looks like no rain! Yippeeee! Here are a couple of cards I made for some friends who have lost a loved one recently.I used Memory Box paper, my new Hero Arts stamp and the new Tim Holtz fall distress ink.
If you are looking for some blog candy hop on over to Karen's blog. She has some awesome flowers and images she is offering! http://karensfunblog.blogspot.com
Enjoy your day!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Halloween Printers Tray
Happy Wednesday! It has been a while since my last post. I have too many projects going at once.
This weekend I started this printers tray. I used Memory Box Halloween paper, Tim Holtz Halloween Haunts paper and Tim Holtz tissue tape. My good friend cut the fence and cat with her new Vagabond and the spider web was a new die from Memory Box that my other friend just bought.I added some ghoulish embellishments. The little bottle is filled with black, yellow and glow in the dark glitter. I painted the fence with crackle paint and sponged it with Tim Holtz new Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The cat is painted with Slate Glimmer Mist.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Tilda with big ribbon
Happy Friday! It looks like another rainy weekend. The good part it means lots of crafting.
I made this birthday card for my Mom's birthday which is on Monday. I colored Tilda with Copic markers E000, E00, E11, E25, E31, E50, R20, RV91, RV95, V91, V93 and V95. The luggage was colored with glimmer mist - sand, creme de chocolate, tattered leather, and silver. I used Spica pens for the details on the luggage - silver, lavender and brown.
The butterfly background paper is from Memory Box. Oh and I used my new seedless preserves distress ink to ink up the edges. My Martha Stewart butterfly punch came in handy for the little butterfly which is sitting on the luggage. I used frost glimmer mist on the flowers to create the soft blue color. The intricate fence which is used as the backdrop for the card was created with the ornamental iron Cricut cartridge. To give the card some depth and dimension I used pop dots on Tilda and the luggage.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thinking of You! - Tilda with her Bunny
This card is for a co-worker who lost her mom this past week.
I used copic C0, C1, E000, E00, E11, E25,E31, E50, G94, G99, R20, R81, R83, R85, T1, T3 to color Tilda with her Bunny. To create the layered look I used my spellbinders. I gave Tilda some earrings.
To complete the card I added pink and salmon flowers. I added "Thinking of You" to a simple stamp and attached it with green embroidery floss.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thank You -Time in Paradise
Here is a thank you card I made using the Magnolia Starfish Stamp. I used distress ink frayed burlap and broken china for the background. Then I added perfect pearls to give the background a sparkly sheen. I stamped the starfish with walnut stain as well as the sentiment. I used tattered leather glimmer mist to achieve the brown glitzy ribbon.
I love the ocean and am so blessed that my son now lives right across the street from a beautiful beach. We spent Labor Day weekend there so I thought this would be an appropriate card to send them as a special thank you for an awesome weekend in paradise!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
August Button Farm Kit
I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks. I was visiting my son and his wife in paradise. We had an awesome time! Then I did not have internet for about a week. But I'm back.
I finished this awesome kit yesterday. I modified it a little. I inked all the edges with black soot distress ink. On the front cover instead of buttons and ribbon I used to keys and the chain so they would hang nicely on the front.
Now the album can be given to a male or female.
Have a good evening! Thanks for stopping by.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Memory Box - Vine Border
Happy Tuesday! So nice to see the sunshine and blue sky. Here is a simple birthday card I created with my Memory Box vine border stamp and the sentiment from AMUSE. I inked up the edges and added some silver glitter with my awesome glitter pens.(thanks Kerry!)To finish the card some red ribbon.
Thanks for stopping to take a peek!
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Halloween in August - Tilda with Pumpkin
We were very lucky with hurricane Irene; in our area we got a lot of rain and some wind. I know many around us are flooding and experiencing power outages. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.
Last week I received about ten new Magnolia stamps. I am so looking forward to making some new cards this coming week. Here is one of my new stamps.
So today I spent my day making a Halloween card with Tilda with Pumpkin. She is such an adorable image. I colored her with Copic Markers B63, B66, C00, C01, C03, C05, E000, E00, E11, G20, G21, R20, Y11, Y21, Y38, YR12, YR15, YR18, YR20, and YR21. To add some glimmer; I used a black Spica pen on the handle of the pumpkin and I used glimmer mist on her boots and to add a little dimension to her hair.
Yesterday I did a little shopping and I used the new paper I bought –the orange polka dot is from Bo Bunny, the spider web is from K & Company and the pumpkin paper is midnight dreary from Moxxie LLC. I used a Stampn’ up punch and stamp for the Happy Halloween sentiment. I used black soot distress ink on the edges of the paper and the flower to give them a misty look and feel. The spider is a stamp from Martha Stewart. I added a little bling and some new-stripped wired ribbon to finish off my card.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I made this card for a friend at work. I used the Outline Birthday Collage stamp. To color the image I used Copic markers E31, E35, B21, B32, B34, B93, B95, Y00, Y11, YR12, YR20, and YR21. I added dimension by popping parts of the image, using liquid glass and some smooch. As the finishing touch I added some brown ribbon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOELE!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tilda with Balloons
Happy Tuesday! I made this card for a friend who recently lost a loved one.
I think this image is just so adorable. I colored Tilda with Copic markers E000, E00, E11,R81, R85, V91, V93,V95,B000, B01,E35,E31,YR20,and R20. I added some stickles to the balloons and some glitter to the edge of the label. The paper is from Doodle Bug and Memory Box. To finish off the card I added some pearl bling, a flower and some pretty turquoise ribbon. I attached the thinking of you tag with some embroidery thread.
Enjoy your day! I appreciate you taking the time to view my card.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Butterfly Wishes: Running Tilda off to a Birthday Party
I made this tin of lollipops as a birthday gift for a co-worker. I used copic markers (E000, E00, E11, E31, E50, E25, R81, R83, R85, C0, C01, C5, C7) to color the image. I cut Tilda out and used a couple of pop dots to adhere her to the label. I then used two different sentiment stamps and punched the out with a round punch from Fiskar. For the balloon string I used embroidery floss.
To add a little extra to Tilda I used brown flower soft to her basket and for the center of the flowers I used three different colors of smooch. I used some liquid glass to give her shoes the patent leather look.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Summer Tilda with Hat
I just love the Magnolia stamps. I used the Summer Tilda with Hat and the Honey Jar; she is just too cute for words. I colored the image with Copic markers C00, C01, C03, C05, C07, R20, E000, E00, E11, R81, R83, R85, B91, B93, R00, and R01. To add a little sparkle I used my Spica pens – yellow, black, red and silver. I cut out both images. I used pop dots to give a 3-D look to the jar then placed Tilda on the top of the jar. For the final touches I used sheer blue ribbon and the light pink hearts.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, August 15, 2011
It's a Rainy Monday
Here is Tilda with Hawaii Flower to brighten the day. I colored her with Copic Markers. The smaller flowers and the leaves were colored with glimmer mist. And of course I added some bling and stickles to give it some glitz.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011
A Wonderful Weekend!
I had a very relaxing weekend. Worked in my garden and attended a wedding. Here is a gorgeous sunflower from my garden. Also, here is the wedding card I created for the wonderful couple. I used the cross stamp from Heartfelt Creations and the bridal couple from Magnolia. Jessica and Barrett spent a year in Israel teaching children and spreading the good news of Jesus. They will be raising funds to that they can return to continue their work. I wish them all the best as they begin their life together!
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Monday, August 8, 2011
Congratulations Dave & Jessica
Here is a card I created for the wedding we attended on Saturday. I used stamps from Heartfelt Creations.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wow the week went by very fast! Here is a photo of the June album from the monthly Button Farm Club. I can't wait to get July's.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Happy Birthday to My Dad!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful evening!
I made this adorable card with the cutest dog from Magnolia. I colored the image with Copic markers and used a silver glitter pen on the hat and balloon. I popped up the background, the dog and the hat to give the card some dimension. Thanks for stopping by!
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