Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meet Grace

The week went by so quickly. Yesterday was an awesome day. I spent the day at the scrapbook convention and shopping with my friends. I purchased lots of goodies that I will be using soon on some of my cards & projects.

The other great thing about yesterday was that Grace joined our family. She is the cutest, sweetest, most loving puppy! Her two sisters aren't too sure about it but they have for the most part behaved themselves. She weighs 5lbs. and is so soft. My parents, sister and niece fell in love with her. Here are a couple of photos.

Now back to the card. I made this Criss Cross card with Traveling Tilda who is now a school girl. Here is what I used to the create the card.

Magnolia Stamp - Traveling Tilda
Basic Grey - Oxford Paper
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Token
Lots of embellishments

Here is a close up of the card.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Midweek Magnonlias - Week #8 Open Theme
Simon Says Stamp - Simon Says Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Will Tilda Get Her Prince

The card did not actually turn out as I had planned. Even the image is different. It has been one of those weeks. But tomorrow is Wednesday & Friday is the Scrapbook Convention and shopping with my scrap friends. I am so looking forward to Friday.

Oh and I can't forget Grace will meet her new family. It will be very interesting to see how my girls feel about another dog. Ok, enough rambling on to the card.

The inside & a close up of Tilda. Do you think Tilda will get her prince.

Here is what I used to create the Criss Cross card:

Magnolia Stamp - Tilda Catching Stars
Copic Markers
Gold Spica Pen
To add dimension I used the DP and pop dots
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Spring Time Scrapbooking Paper
Piece of Chip Board for the tab
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
I used Stickles on her crown & the stars

I am entering the card in Just Magnolia -

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Inspired By Grace

Happy Sunday!

I can't believe the weekend is over. We actually had decent weather however, today it did start raining in the afternoon. I am very excited this cute little girl will be moving to our home this week. Her name is Grace and she is 8 1/2 weeks old. I am not sure my other two girls will be as excited as I am. She is a Schnoodle and will be between 12 - 18 lbs. I will post more pictures at the end of the week after she arrives.

She inspired me to make this card for Midweek Magnolia's use two characters. I used a lot of my new goodies on this Criss Cross Card.

Here is the recipe I used to make this card.

Magnolia Stamp - Wilma with Rose & Rose Scent Tilda
Glitz Paper - French Kiss
Petaloo Premier Flower - The Penny Lane Garden Collection
Prima Flower
Poppy Stamp Die - Ivy Tendrils
Postcard Stamp
Liquid Glass to make her buttons shine

Here is a close-up of Tilda:

I am enter this card in MidWeek Magnolia - Week #7 - Use 2 Characters

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tilda does Homework

Wow! It is already Friday. Did everyone have a good week? I did even though I had to come home from paradise. The weather here has been perfect. But looks like rain is on the way and we need it.

Here is the first card of many that will be going to Las Vegas. Most of the cards will be teacher focused as it is a conference for teacher K - 12. Below are the items I used to create this card:

Magnolia Stamp - Tilda from the Love Collection
Copic Markers
Silver Glitter Pen for the buttons on her overalls
Liquid Glass for the heart buttons on her overalls
Tim Holtz Token -Lifetime
Basic Grey Paper - Oxford
Basic Grey Layered Stickers - Oxford
Sharpie Poster Paint for the polka dots on her overalls (I think you have all noticed I have a thing for polka dots)

Have a great weekend!

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp - Simon Says Follow Dawny's Sketch

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tilda With Hawaii Flower

I arrived home this afternoon. Work tomorrow. I will definitely miss the kids, the ocean, and the warm sun. We had a great week lots of relaxation and fun! How is your week going?

It is nice to have all my tools. Cutting paper with out my paper cutter was a little bit of a challenge. But if there is a will there is a way. So this afternoon I spent sometime in my craft cave creating a card. It felt great to have all my goodies at my finger tips.

Here is what I used to create my card:

Magnolia stamp - Tilda With Hawaii Flower
Memory Box Die - Elegant Scrollwork & Blank Ticket
Paper - Basic Grey "Out of Print"
Copic Markers
Prima & Misc Flowers
Prima button
Silver glitter pen
White lace with pearls
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Simon Says ....April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

Magnolia-Licious Highlites -Lots of Luscious Lace Blog Hop

Magnolia Licious -Color Challenge #17

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tilda Catching Stars

I am looking forward to another day at the beach. Hopefully, the surf won't be too rough and there will be some shells.

Since I am still at my sons house I don't have all my special tools, I did some improvising to create my card. However, I did get to use all the new goodies I purchased the other day. Here are the items I used to create my card:

Magnolia Stamp Tilda Catching Stars
Brown & gold ink for the paper's edges
Prima Paper - Songbird
Prima Chipboard
Prima Flowers
The number one was a free hand draw
Copic Markers
Silver pen

Thanks so much for stopping by, your sweet comments mean so much to me!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias - Week #6 - A Very Special Birthday

Just Magnolia - Week 152 – Lovely Lace and a DT Call

Enjoying Vacation

Happy Sunday,

Enjoying our vacation and spending time with my son & his wife. Let's see this morning we went to church and Bible study. Then off to the pool, walk on the beach, back to the pool, lunch and relax. What a life! However, I did bring my Copics and some images to color. Here are a couple that you can have a sneak preview before I make the cards and add a few details to the images.

I am very excited I was asked to make cards to sell at our large National conference for teachers in July. Yes, my cards are going to Las Vegas. So I need to get crafting...... Here is some stuff I bought the other day when we were on the south west coast. I got a lot of paper, flowers and some misc. items. I was so excited to find so many different flowers. The stores in my area do not carry these types of flowers, I could order them online but I like to see them. A week from Friday I am off to the scrapbook convention and shopping with my amazing craft friends. You can see my loot below.

A couple more days in paradise then back to reality.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Mother's Day Card

Happy Saturday,

I hope everyone had a good week! I have had a wonderful week.

Here is a simple card I made. And the recipe:

Hero Art Stamp - Flower Medley
Memory Box Dies- Darla Butterfly & Tulip
Paper from my stash
Sentiment from Amuse

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tilda with Baby Boy

Greetings from Florida,

Yes, enjoying warm sunny Florida and the beach. I love to search for seashells. I find it so relaxing and love to have my feet in the sand.
Enjoying my time with the kids. My daughter-in-law and I went to an awesome scrap store today. I will post my score tomorrow. How is your week going? Are you crafting? It' s been a great week my team at work won our team challenge and I won a day off with pay. And I won the random challenge at Midweek Magnolias. I told my husband we should buy a lottery ticket tomorrow. LOL!

I made this baby card/door hanger for Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge. I used Tilda with Baby Tingla and modify to make a baby boy. Sometimes you have to improvise. I used my spellbinders to create the banner "boy".

Here is my recipe for the card.

Magnolia Stamp Tilda with Baby Tingla
Sentiment from AMUSE
Paper from my stash
White Ric Rac
Blue/white & Green/White Twine
Two tags
Misc. Embellishments

Below is the back of the bib and a close-up:

I am entering this card in Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge - Baby Projects and/or Baby Gift Sets!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter Tilda Style

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I am having a great weekend. My wonderful husband took me to breakfast, he vacuumed the house, then took me for coffee and a delicious piece of chocolate lemon cake from Burdicks. Burdicks is an awesome chocolatier. Boy was that yummy!!! I am very blessed to have such an awesome guy.

Tomorrow I am going to my mom's for dinner. I made this Easter card for her. Here is what I used to create:

Magnolia Stamp -Little Tilda Bunny & Honey Jar
Prim Poppy Memory Box Die
Jolees embellishments
Paper from my stash
Paper Dolie

In order to give the card the homespun style I used small squares to create a patchwork effect. The dolie for the lace, some ribbon and the honey jar. I used distress ink around all the edges to give a bit of vintage feel. The flowers were popped up using pop dots as was the bunny, jar and some of the eggs to give the card some added dimension.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Midweek Magnolias- Week #5 Homespun Style

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes


Mr. Rabbit

Happy Saturday!

Here is a simple Easter card I made. I used watercolor crayons and markers to color the image. The stamp is from AMUSE. I added some twine and bling to complete the card. Happy Easter.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tilda With a Small Gift


How is your week going? Are you busy crafting? Here is a Tilda card I made with my favorite tools the Vagabond and Memory Box Dies.

Here is what I used:

Magnolia Stamp - Tilda With a Small Gift
Tulip Memory Box Die
Copic Markers
Memory Box Paper

I cut Tilda out and popped her on the card. I used the same process for the tulip flowers and the leaves to give the card some dimension.

I am entering this card in the SimonSays Stamps Challenge -Simon Says - use your FAVOURITE tool!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Eggs

Happy Tuesday,

I hope you are all having a great week! I just spent two days with over 600 teachers at a conference that I planned. It was very busy and loads of fun. Now back to a regular day tomorrow.

Here is a simple Easter card that I made.

I used the following to create the card.
Memory Box Classic & Filagree Eggs Dies
Memory Box Paper inside and the eggs
Polka dot paper from my stash

The inside of the card.