Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I have Exciting News!

I can't believe July is over.....Are you having a good week? I sure am.

I am so excited and thrilled, I made the design team for Inky Impressions! Here is my very first Inky design the image is called the "Clothespin Fairy". Isn't she beautiful? Please be sure to visit often to see what else we have in store for you.

For a closer view:

To create my card I used the following:
Inky Impressions image -Clothespin Fairy
Copic Markers
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Graphic 45 Paper
Memory Box Paper
Magnolia Doohicky -Vintage Tag
Gold Fiber Material
Silver Glitter pen
Memory Box dies - Delicate Fern & Frosty Border

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
CMC - **Anything Goes w/ a GIRLY TWIST**

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Honey Tilda

Did everyone have a great weekend? I did but I have to say I think I had too much ice cream. But it is so delicious who can resist. We also have a ton of blackberry bushes and now we have a ton of berries. Good for freezing and I can see a blackberry cobbler on the horizon.

 I so enjoyed making this card! The colors are just so bright and soothing. I added a lot of fun elements to bring interest to the design. At the moment I have an addiction for liquid pearls.

Here is a close-up of this sweet Tilda.

Here is what I used to create the card:
Magnolia Stamps - Honey Tilda & Mini Honey Tilda & Barbed Wire Background
Sentiment is from Rosie's Roadshow
Memory Box Dies - Pastry, Delicate Fern, Elegant Scroll Work
Marianne Die- Fence, Bird, Circle
Spellbinders - Circle
Liquid Pearls
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
2 DP Memory Box
3 DP Webster Pages
Plain Bazzill paper
Cryogen paper
Copic Markers

Close-up of the inside:

A little closer:

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia -Licious Challenge INSPIRATION
New Inky Impressions Challenge - Use Dies or Punches
Stampacular Sunday - Patterns Galore
STAMP N PLUS - Anything Goes
Craft and Me - Challenge #93 Anything Goes

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tilda with Ballet Shoes

I am back from Chicago and ready to craft the week away. I had a great morning with my husband and a delicious breakfast. It's a rainy Saturday, however we need the rain.  Oh very exciting news, I should have some better quality photos next week. For my birthday my husband got me a tripod and a photo box. I am sooooo excited!!!!

The image Tilda with Ballet Shoes is just too cute. I love her dress. Adding the pearls to the bottom was quite a challenge especially when you want the to flow a certain way. The technique for the Tilda's Town Challenge is Dies.

Here is a close-up view:

Here is what I used to create my easel card:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Ballet Shoes
Marianne Die - Flower & Leaf
Memory Box Die - Ivy
Paper - Bo-Bunny & Webster Pages
Pearl bling
Liquid Pearls

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Week #21 - Photo Inspiration
Tilda's Town - Challenge #11 - Name Your Technique
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #173 - To Die For!
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Tilda Only

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some Licious Candy!

I hope everyone is having a good week! I am in Chicago for another day. It has been a long week but a fun one! Fun to visit however, I would not want to live in a city. This photo is from the window of my room on the 43rd floor. I won't go to near the window because I am afraid of heights.  Yikes!!!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tilda or Mathematician

Well it has been an interesting day! I am in Chicago on business this week. This evening we went out to dinner and one of the woman in our group got her purse stolen. The scary thing is we were in a restaurant and it was taken off her chair while we were all sitting there and none of us saw the person take it. According to the restaurant this happens all the time. Doesn't make you feel warm and fuzzy. Needless to say our evening was not what we had planned.

I made this easel card with Wizard Tilda as a Mathematician. I have to say this stamp is very versatile and so adorable.

A close-up view

The inside of the card:

Here are the ingredients I used to create this Math Star:

Magnolia Stamp - Wizard Tilda
Doo hickey - Vintage Tag and I created a collage in Wordle with all kinds of math terminology
Paper is from Bo-Bunny
Copic Markers
I used Liquid glass to create her glasses
Memory Box Die -Madera
Misc. Embellishments

I am entering this card in Tilda's Town Challenge - Challenge # 10 Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fairy Tale Tilda Sprinkles Some Blog Candy

I started this card for a challenge wings & bling and it morphed into not a rectangle or square and lastly Elegance. It is amazing how you imagine your project's outcome then it takes on a whole new look. Well that is what happened to this sweet little Tilda.  Lastly, I am  on glitter frenzy so I couldn’t help but add this luscious purple sparkle to her wings. The shape of the card was created with a chipboard flower which I used to created the front of the card and the base.

For a close up of this Fairy Tale:

Here is what I used to create my card:
Magnolia Stamp – Fairy Tale Tilda
Ink Antics – Sentiment
Memory Box Dies
Copic Markers
Gold Pen
Flower Trim
Misc Embellishments

And a side view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Magnolia-licious Hghlites - Hip-to-Not-be-Square Blog Hop
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #172-Wings and Bling!

Midweek Magnolias - Week #20 Elegance

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Monday, July 16, 2012

An Apple a Day

Happy Monday!

Sharing another school creation! Tilda is trying to score some points with the teacher. Do you think the teacher will be impressed with this big, shiny apple? Enjoy your week!

Below is what I used to create the card:
Magnolia Stamp -Tilda with Hawaii flower
Marianne Die
Copic Markers
Basic Grey Paper
Misc. embellishments

How about a closer look:

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

I can't believe the weekend is over.... Oh well back to work so I can buy some more goodies. I needed to make a birthday card for a co-workers's grandson so I decided to use an oldie but goody. I pulled out my Stampin' Up sea creatures. I think this fish is just too cute; I used cheese cloth behind the fish to create netting. I hope she likes it.

Here is what I used to create this Birthday Card:

Stampin' Up Stamps
AMUSE Sentiment Stamp
Paper from my stash
Misc. Embellishments
Liquid Pearls
Spell Binders
Cheese Cloth
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

For a closer look:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tilda Says Your the Bees Knees and DT Call

Good Evening,

I don't usually post twice in one day however, I am so excited about applying for a DT call over at  Inky Impressions!  I had a great time making this card. As you can see Tilda is really stylin' and all ready for some summer fun! I chose to make an easel card. 

I  used stitching around the base of my card; I chose a floss that would compliment the DP.  To complete the look of Tilda's beanie I added Perfect Pearls. I also used them on the lace of  honey jar to create some interest and depth. Her wings, antennas and black stripes all were finished with glitter. I used Sunflower Glimmer Mist on the chipboard butterfly. And this was my first time using cheesecloth; I really liked the finished look.

If you would like here is a closer view:

Created by Karen L. Gauthier

And another

Created by Karen L . Gauthier

Here is what I used to create this card:
Magnolia Stamps - Raising the Ceiling Collection - Honey Tilda & Honey Jar
The Saltbox Studio Sentiments - May
Copic Markers
Prima Flowers
Chip Board
Die Namics Leaf Die
Magnolia Vintage Tag Die
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Cheese Cloth
Floss to sew the design of the bottom of the card
Sunflower Glimmer Mist
Prima Paper - Sun Kiss

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions Design Team Call Challenge - "Lots of Layers and a Bit of Stitching!"
Just Magnolia - Challenge 165 - Bingo (Blue, Flowers, & Glitter)
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Linky Party

Edwin with Bike going to School

Happy Saturday!

Did everyone have a wonderful week? Where you able to squeeze in some crafting in? I had a great week. Beautiful weather, wonderful time spent with my husband and I got some cards made. Oops I forgot I got a little shopping in.....

Here is sweet Edwin going "back to school" and a closer look:

The materials I used are as follows:
Copic Markers
Magnolia Stamp-Edwin with Bike
Tim Hotltz Clock Die
Tim Holtz Muse Token
Basic Gray Paper
Orange glitter pen for his bike
Misc Embellishments

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias - Week #19 Let' Look at Edwin

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Carrie Swan Princess

I am very excited I won this precious Elisabeth Bell stamp. Isn't she precious? I thought she would look beautiful on this sketch layout.

Here is what I used to create the card:

Elisabeth Bell Stamp - Carrie Swan Princess
Darcie Sentiment Stamp - Everlasting Love
Paper -Webster Pages
Distress Ink- Antique Linen
The image is colored with Copic Markers

For a closer view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Elphine House - Distressing or Paper Tearing Challenge
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Challenge #171 :  SKETCH Challenge !

Monday, July 9, 2012

Christmas in July

Happy Monday!

Did everyone have a good weekend? I sure did. I got to hang out with my hubby and my three girls (the dogs). We had a very relaxing weekend and got some things done around the house. The weather was perfect. My oldest & his wife are back from a mission trip to Guatemala and my youngest son made it safely to Idaho Falls. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family.

I made this Christmas card which made realize I have very few embellishments and paper for Christmas cards. I guess it is time for more shopping. Oh My!

Here is what I used for the card:
Magnolia Stamps- Post Vintage Merry & Jingle Tilda
Memory Box Yuletide paper
Copic Markers
Misc. Embellishments

Here is a close-up of Tilda:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites - Christmas in July
Stampin' Sister in Christ Challenge - Challenge #147 - Jeremiah 29:11
Hooked on Craft - Christmas in July

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthday Tag

My dad's birthday is Tuesday, so  I thought I would do something a little different. I made this tag and on the back is an envelope to put some loot in. I used the following to create this tag:

Bo Bunny - Timeless Paper
Tattered Angels Stencil for the back ground of the tag
Tattered Angels - Tattered Traveler stamps
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Leather
Tim Holtz Mini Gears & Muse Token

Here is the back:

I am entering the tag in:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Tags or ATC's
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Spritz, Spray or Stencil

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ballerina Tilda


Well I have had a wonderful 4 1/2 days off. Lots of crafting and organizing my room which was a disaster. Now it is all clean and very organized. Are you crafting this weekend? 

Our weather has been pretty decent. A little overcast today but tomorrow the sunshine is back. I made this card today. I just love how graceful Ballerina Tilda is. Doesn't she look beautiful?

Here is what I used to create my card:

Magnolia Stamp - Ballerina Tilda
Hero Arts Stamp - Carte Postale
Reflections Stamp - Music Note 
Copic Markers
Gold Spica Pen
Magnolia Doohickey Die - Vintage Tag
Memory Box - Madera Tag
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Prima Paper - Nature Garden Collection

Here is a close up:

I am entering this card in Magnolia Licious Challenge - Neutrals and Lace

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flip Flops Galore

Happy Friday,

I hope you have all had a wonderful week. I am entering this card in several challenges. Midweek Magnolias Happy Birthday to my sweetest daughter-in-law Amanda. Just Magnolia All the B's - Birthday, Blonde, Bling, Beach and Beautiful. And lastly, Tilda's Town Your Favorite Tilda - which is Flip Flop Tilda. What can I say I love the beach and she is a beauty.....

Here is the recipe for the card:

Magnolia Stamps - Flip Flop Tilda & Sunrise Key West
Copic Markers
Glimmer Mist - Fairy Garden & Sea Glass for the water
Perfect Pearls Mist - Sunflower Sparkle - first on the sun I used a dauber with several shades of pink then I misted with the perfect pearls to add some sparkle & shine
Turquoise Netting
AMUSE -Happy Birthday Sentiment
Iron Orchid Designs Beach Cottage Paper & Stickers which I mounted on a thin cardboard to give them dimension
Gathered Twigs distress ink
Memory Box Dies- Sandal Border
Hibiscus Flower
Tropical Leaf
Pastry Label

Here is a close-up:

Just Magnolia - Week 164–All the B’s!
Tilda's Town - Challenge #8 - Favorite Tilda
MidWeek Magnolias- Week #18 - Happy Birthday!

Now for organizing these precious stamps. I purchased 1-inch Martha Stewart Binders with the plastic inserts at Staples. The inserts work perfect they have a smaller size too which are perfect for the minis (4 to a page). They also had brown or red binders.  Then I went on-line to different websites and moved the pictures of each image into a word doc, formatted the page, printed and put the collection and the name of the stamp under each image. Lastly, I organized them by collection. It works wonderfully no more rummaging through boxes. I hope this helps! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.

The front of the pocket:

The back of the pocket:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wizard Tilda

Happy 4th of July! We actually watched fire works last night. They were so pretty. Today was pretty laid back. I cleaned my craft room which took all day. Once you start you get into every nook & cranny. Plus I organized all my Magnolias in binders and printed the images with names and collection. That was quite a project. Need to buy more supplies tomorrow. In Staples I found some awesome Martha Stewart binders with protectors. I will post a sample this week.

I hope you all had a wonderful day!

Wizard Tilda is teaching Math today. This stamp is so versatile. I can't wait to use all my new stamps. Hopefully, I'll have one to post on Friday.

Here is what I used to create the card:

Magnolia Stamp: Wizard Tilda
Copic Markers
Basic Gray & Authentique paper
Misc. Embellishments
Memory Box Die

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Edwin all Red, White & Blue

Happy Sunday to all my blogger friends,

Is everyone having a good weekend? Mine has been very good and perfect weather. We had another party for my son yesterday; it was a really fun time. However, I am trying to be good about it but I am very sad as he is moving to Idaho Falls on Tuesday. Another one thousands of miles away. My friends keep telling me just think another place to vacation..... 

I made this darling Edwin card last night. I used paper from Authentique - Glory (love it) and I cut tags to add dimension and interest to the card. How handsome and patriotic does Edwin look? As we would say at work when we program and have a session that covers more than one topic in that session a twofer or threefer; well this is a threefer. It is for two challenges and Vegas!!!! And yahoo all those cards are finished, boxed and ready to go. Now I can play with all my new stamps.

Here is a close-up of this handsome guy!

And here is the recipe:
Magnolia Stamp - Graduation Edwin
Copic Markers
Paper - Authentique - Glory

Happy 4th of July!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Tilda's Town - Challenge #7… Time to Celebrate!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Simon Says....Sporty and or Patriotic