Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cozy Christmas Bear

Happy Halloween,

I hope everyone is having a good week. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of NY & NJ who were severely impacted by Sandy.  We were without power for about 18 hours. A large tree fell about 25 -50 feet from our drive way and down came the power lines. Of course right across our driveway. It was a long night with all the trucks, lights and chain saws. The dogs were not happy about all the commotion. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.

Today I don't have a Halloween card but a Christmas card. I just got this adorable stamp on Saturday from the mail man/woman and had to ink him up.

Here are the goodies that I used:
Magnolia Stamps - Cozy Christmas Bear & Sentiment - Vintage Merry Post
Memory Box Paper - Pixie
Echo Park - Christmas Day
Memory Box -Frosty Border, Frostyville Border, Crystal Snowflake
Tim Holtz Clock Die
Tim Holtz Christmas Token
Distress Ink - Festive Berries
Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls

Here is a closer view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tilda's Town - Challenge #24 Merry Christmas
Midweek Magnolia's - #35 Anything Goes
Magnonlia Down Under - Challenge #170 Birthstones ( July-Ruby)

Lots of Layers

Happy Halloween,

I hope everyone is having a good week. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of NY & NJ who were severely impacted by Sandy.  We were without power for about 18 hours. A large tree fell about 25 -50 feet from our drive way and down came the power lines. Of course right across our driveway. It was a long night with all the trucks, lights and chain saws.

Today I have this adorable image Lili's Cleaning Day to share with you. I don't know about you but I do love to clean. I have to be in the mood though and unfortunately I would rather be crafting.

To create my card I used the following:

Stamp - Inky Impressions - Lil's Cleaning Day
Stamp Sentiment - Roasie's Road Show
Paper is from Prima - London Market
Copic Markers
Cheese clothe mist with Slate Glimmer Mist (to give it that dusty look. LOL!)

Here is a closer view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge #34 Anything Goes any Artist

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Think Pink

When I saw this challenge I really wanted to participate. However, I could not figure out what to create.  So today it came together. I really enjoyed working on this project and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. 

Did everyone enjoy their weekend? I did but it went too fast. We are all waiting for the storm. They actually cancelled school for tomorrow. I hope it turns out to be nothing. I will let you know....

Back to my project. Below is the recipe I used to create the card and bucket:
Magnolia Stamps -Tilda with Cozy Heart & Tilda Catching Stars
Memory Box Stamp - Adore Peony Collage
Copic Markers
MME Paper Blush
Ribbon and Rose Trim
Cherry Lynne - Flourish Die
Mariane Die - Hearts
Memory Box Die - Cherish Border
Doo Hickey Die- Vintage Tag
Foam Breast Cancer Embellishments
Pink Tulle
Perfect Pearls - Petal Pink
A light pink Bazzell ink for the borders of the paper

This tag was an accident. I stamped the image and then used the tag as I thought I had a blank piece of card stock. Whoops, it actually worked out. Here is a close up of Tilda on the bucket.

A different view of the card:

Closer view of Tilda:

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Magnolia -licious Highlites - Think Pink Blog Hop!
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - Challenge #55 Girls Only
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
Cards Galore- Anything Goes
Ozark -Challenge #7 Die-Cuts
Magnolia Mania - 3 Dies

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trick or Treat

Happy Saturday,

No rain yet but it looks like Monday will be our rain and wind! Yikes they just fixed our roads from the floods in June. I hope you are all well and have not been impacted by "Sandy". How do you like this Chocolate delight? Yes, this is a display at Burdick's chocolate shop. My husband took me for Americano this afternoon and we share a lemon chocolate cake that was delicious!!! He wanted to sample some chocolates but no chocolates today. He was bummin'!!!

I made these cute little treat bags for my co-workers! Edwin and Tilda had to be the show stoppers. I added some candy to each bag! Trick or Treat.....

Here are some closer shots of the bags:

Here are the treats I used to create my bags:
Magnolia Stamps- Summer Tilda with Hat & Edwin with Stolen Heart & Pumpkin
Memory Box - Pumpkin Face, Music Notes, Wreath
Poppy Stamps - Vintage Lamp Post, Sitting Cat
Tim Holtz - Bag Die
Paper -Echo Park and misc. from my stash
Martha Stewart Bats
Misc. Embellishments
Orange Glitter Pen
Copic Markers
Cheese Cloth
Glimmer Mist - Slate, Pumpkin

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious -Halloween
CMC -Anything Goes with a Twist of Orange
Make it  Monday - Always Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Halloween

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

I hope everyone is having a good week! I can't believe it is already the end of October. I wish I could craft all day however, I have to work to support my habit. Shhhh! I just ordered twice from Tilda's Town, oh yes they were having a sale on DooHickey dies. I can't wait to get them.

I made this card for a very special lady who believed in me and has given me so much encouragement over the last few months. The opportunity she has given me has meant so much. Her kindness is overwhelming. I will be sending this to her in a couple of weeks along with a special package. I know it is a little early but I will put do not open until.....

A closer view:

An even closer view:

Here is what I used to create my card:
Magnonlia Stamp - Snowy Tilda
Memory Box - Sentiment Stamp
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls
Distress Ink - Broken China
Graphic 45 Paper - Nutcracker Sweet
Memory Box Dies - Frostyville Border & Frosty Border
Marianne Die - Heart & Snowflake
Misc. Paper

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #169 Fa La La La (Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!)
Simply Magnolia -Sparkles and Swirls

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Christmas Wreath

Today I would like to share with you a special Christmas wreath. It was a lot of fun to create with non-Christmas images. I used Christmas items to transform these cute little images into a Christmas design.

To create my wreath I used the following stamps: Lili's Pumpkin, Nurse Lili, Lili's Cleaning Day. I used Copic markers Skin & Eyes E000, E00, B93, R20; Nurse R46, E31, YR20, YR21, C00; Hair on the other two E25, E31, E50; vacuum cleaner C0, C1, C3, Y13. For the earrings and buttons I used Liquid Pearls white, platinum and red. Lili's Pumpkin and Lil's cleaning day I did paper piercing with Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium and Authentique Peaceful. To create the flowers I used two different size Spellbinders circle die and red tulle. Lastly, to embellish the wreath I added flowers, two chipboard pieces from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium with some green polka dot ribbon, misc. embellishments, and I used Cherry Lynne die small flourish. And a beautiful bow as the finishing touch.

A Picture of some of the supplies used to create the wreath.

A Close Up of "Lili's Cleaning Day"
What do you think of that Christmas vacuum cleaner? Don't you wish you had one?

A Close Up of "Lili's Pumpkin"

A Close Up of "Nurse Lili"

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Pink Gem - Challenge #57 & DT Call - Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday -Challenge #186 No Rules
Deep Ocean - Challenge #36 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Bows or Ribbons

Friday, October 19, 2012

2013 Calendar

It's that time of year again, time to make the calendars. I am making them on the simple side as I am using a Graphic 45 8"x8" album and I don't want to make it too heavy. This way they won't be tipsy.
I used Magnolia Stamp Tilda with Wiola colored with Copic markers. She is perfect for Graphic 45's A Lady Diary DP. I used some pieces of the paper to embellish the page. For the calendar I used Scallop Label 1 dies and a clear sticker monthly calendar.

A close up of Tilda:

The front cover of the calendar:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Anything but a Card

Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone is having a good week! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Oh, even better have you made your Christmas cards yet? If not, don't worry there is still plenty of time.

Today I wanted to share an ornament or could be used as a wall decoration. Doesn't she look beautiful?

A closer view:

Here is the recipe for my project:
Inky Impressions Digital Image - Fairy Sitting on Clothespin
Memory Box Die - Virtuoso Music
Distress Ink -
Graphic 45 Paper - "Once Upon a Springtime"
Tags - Graphic 45 - "Once Upon a Springtime"
Copic Markers
Misc. Embellishments
Chipboard Flower

I am entering this project in the following challenge:
Make it Monday - MMM #111 with Meljens Designs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hayride with Tilda

Are you having a good week? I am and I have so many ideas for new projects.

I had such a hard time creating this card! I am not quite sure why because she is so adorable.

 For this card I used paper from my stash. Tilda was colored with Copic markers and I had to embellish her scarf with my favorite, polka dots. I used a silver glitter pen for the swirls and buttercream liquid pearl for the little dots. The fabulous embellishments are from Jolees and I used the large flourish Cherry Lynn die. I inked all the edges with my favorite distress ink - Gathered Twigs. And how could I forget the stamped image is Autumn Tilda with Broom.

Here are a couple of closer views:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Red, Yellow, Brown
CMC - A Touch of Red

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Blog Hop Lili Attends Halloween Ball

Welcome to Inky Impression's October blog hop! We are so glad you could join us.

If you arrived here from Judith's blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the prize will be Lili's Awareness Ribbon 
 and a sampling of Inky embellishments. Comments must be in by 5 pm (EST) October 23. Winner will be announced on October 24 at the challenge blog. 

I am showcasing "Lili's Pumpkin" stamp which I absolutely adore! I was inspired by a similar tray out my local scrapping booking store. Their tray was spookier than mine. 

In case you get lost here is the blog hop list.

For a closer view:

Here is what I used to create my project:
Inky Impressions Stamp - Lili;s Pumpkin
Memory Box Dies - Pastry Labels, Wrought Iron Fence, Virtuoso Music, Spider Web, Dangling Spider, Perky Pumpkin Face
Poppy Stamp Dies - Antique Lamp Post, Sitting Cat, Standing Cat, Vintage Bird Cage
Jolee's Boutique Embellishments
Misc. Embellishments
Distress Ink -  Black Soot
Tim Holtz - Apothecary Jar filled with black, orange & glow in the dark glitter
Liquid Glass
Perfect Pearls - Buttercup, Opal Pearl
Authentique Paper - "Spooked"
Echo Park Paper - "Chillingsworth Manor"
7 Gypsies Printer Tray

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Simon Says- Dies and/or Punches
Stamptacular Sunday-Challenge #185 - Boo-Tacular
Hooked on Crafts - Challenge 25 - Halloween

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wizard Tilda gets a New Hat and some Exciting News

Happy Saturday,

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! We finally had a sunny day, a little on the cold side but I will take it. Next Saturday is the pumpkin festival which a yearly event. Keene, NH actually made the Guinness Book of World Records 8 times for over thirty thousand carved pumpkins.  My husband and I don't go on Saturday anymore there are just too many people. Keene has about 22,000 and about 28,000 attend the event from all over the country.... So in honor of that I made this spooky witches hat. And lastly, I am so excited I am going to be a guest designer in November for 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!!!

The hat was fun to make but a bit of a challenge. I bought a cardboard frame at Michaels then I bought fabric from Joannes which I used to cover the hat. I also bought the tulle which I gathered around the brim. Here is a picture of the hat before it was decorated.

Here is a different angle:

How about a closer look at Tilda:

Here is what I used to create my project:
Magnolia Stamp: Wizard Tilda
Copic Markers
Glow in the dark glitter
Liquid glass for her spectacles
Graphic 45 paper: Happy Hauntings
Spider web & Spider
Martha Stewart bat stickers
Flowers, mini pumpkins & broom
Cherry Lynn -Large Flourish Die
Tim Holtz - Clock
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs

I am entering my project in the following challenges
Totally Tilda -Challenge #57 - Halloween Tilda
7 Kids College Fund- Challenge #58 - Black & Orange

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An Autumn Birthday Card

I made this simple card for my mother-in-law's birthday next week. I thought the fall colors were perfect for an October birthday and bonus she loves cats.

Here is what I used to create the card:

Memory Box paper - Nightfall
Misc. papers from my stash
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Poppy Stamp Dies - Small Madison Window, Small Madison Window Shutter, Small Flower Box & Sitting Cat
Cherry Lynn Die - Small Flourish

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says -Dies and/or Punches
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #35- Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Trixie Treat

Happy Wednesday,

It's time for another challenge over at Inky Impressions, Autumn Colors. We have a special treat some of the Kenny K DT will be joining us as guests and they are also our sponsor this week. Hop on over you don't want to miss out on the fun!!!

Today I am featuring a digi stamp Trixie Treat from Kenny K on a Halloween goodie bag. I used Tim Holtz "In the Bag" die to make this little treat bag. I used the orange paper to create the bag from my stash. I misted the cheese clothe with "Haunted Shadows" Glimmer Mist and I used Liquid Pearls "Sunflower" mist on the spider web. The accent papers are from Echo Park's "Hollingsworth Manor". The bat are stickers from Martha Stewart which I have made 3D with some pop dots. Trixie is colored with Copic markers and a few items on her were highlighted with glitter pens and I also used pop dots on her to create dimension on the bag.

Here is a close-up of Trixie:

 I am entering my project in the following challenge:
Stamptacular Sunday- Challenge #184 PHOTO Inspiration!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Fall Extravaganza!

I am having a quiet weekend. I spent most of today creating my printers tray. It was a lot of fun however, I should have been working on some Christmas gifts. Oh well, there is still plenty of time if I stay focused.... How is your weekend going?  Enjoy your week! And thanks so much for stopping by...

It was a little difficult to get pictures of the whole tray. Here are some close-up shots of the spooktacular beauties:

 Below are the spooktacular goodies I used to create my project:

Magnolia Stamps: Tilda with Pumpkin & Wizard Tilda
AMUSE Sentiment: Happy Halloween
7 Gypsies Printer Tray
Cheese Cloth
Graphic 45 paper - Happy Haunting-- Trick or Treat & Jolly Jack-O-Lantern
Echo Park - Chillingsworth Manor
Memory Box Dies - Virtuoso Music, Spider Web, Country House
Poppy Stamps Dies- Antiqu Lamp, Standing Cat, Sitting Cat, Grand Madison Window
Doohickey Die - Vintage Tag
Spellbinders - Scallop Tag Number 1
Tim Holtz Die - On the edge twigs
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink- Gathered Twig
Distress Stain - Walnut Stain
Martha Stewart Glow-in-the-dark glitter
Sliver glitter pen
Martha Stewart Bats
Jolee's Boutique Halloween Embellishments
Misc. Embellishments
Copic Markers
Liquid Glass for Wizard Tilda's glasses
Perfect Pearls Mist - Gold which I used on the window and the house

I am entering this in the following challenges:
MidWeek Magnolia - Week 31 - Trick or Treat It's Halloween
7College Kid Fund -Challenge #57 - Fall is in the Air!
Magnolia-licious Highlites- Create Fall/Halloween Projects
Simon Says - Glimmer and Sparkle
Tuesday Alchemy- Challenge #34 -  Anything But A Card or Tag

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ballerina Tilda the Star of the Nutcracker

Happy Wednesday,

I hope you are all having a good week! I just started a new job yesterday which is closer to home and I feel like I have gained so much time to do the things I love to do. Yes, the most important crafting....

Today I would like to share with you a criss cross card with a Christmas Flair showcasing beautiful Ballerina Tilda. I am totally obsessed with some of the Graphic 45 paper and I got the Nutcracker paper a couple of weeks ago and well this is the first opportunity I have had to use it. I thought she was perfect for the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Collection paper. I used Memory Box Dies Frosty Border and Crystal Snowflake and Marianne Snowflake Die. To add richness to the color scheme I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink on the edges of the paper. Ballerina Tilda was colored with Copic markers. Her crown was decorated with glitter and some bling. To complete the card I added bling, gold ribbon and the ballerina slippers. Inside the card I used Spellbinders Scallop Label one and the sentiment is "Christmas Ticket" from Memory Box.

A view of the inside and out:

A closer view of Tilda:

A closer view of the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia- Challenge #176 - Pearls and Diecuts/Punches
Tilda's Town - Challenge #20 Choose Your Passion CAS or Fussy and Fancy
Simon Says - Glimmer and Sparkle
2 Sisters Challenge #111 - Favorite Stamps
Sparkles Christmas - Challenge #21 - Traditional