Sunday, December 20, 2009

Home Decor...

Couldn't sleep last night so I got up and made this little item to decorate my home.  The "Merry Christmas" and the holly leaves were cut on the Cricut from Joys of the Season cart.  Added "Gradient Gems" from Creative Charms for the holly berries.  Hope you like it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Special offer from Creative Charms!...

Hope you are all ready for the holidays!!  I just wanted to pass along a special offer from Creative Charms - $2 OFF A $10 Purchase.  Take advantage of this code: CCDT when you shop from now through 1/15/10.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Wishes #1

This is a Joy Fold Card I made using the Dream Garden Organza Flowers from Creative Charms.  As soon as I saw these beautiful flowers I thought of snowflakes.  I added the Snowflakes from the Winter Seasonal Medley pack accented with Gradient Jewels and used the Snowflake and Gradient Gem Brads for the closure mechanism also from Creative Charms.  I also embossed the CS with the Snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The punches for the sentiment are from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Season's Greetings!

Here is a Christmas Side Step Card I made.  I used the Cricut Winter Wonderland cart and CS from CTMH.  I accented the Snow Couple with a Heart Brad, Sparkly Floral Gems and Gradient Jewels in Red for Mrs. Snowman and Southsea Pearls all from Creative Charms and also added some white Sparkly Floral Gems to the snowflakes with silver glitter paper.  Hope you like it!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Criss Cross Christmas

Another card I designed for the Crop Shop, this is the first of two. I used the Criss Cross Card technique. You can find the tutorial for making this card HERE. I used cardstock from Reminisce Christmastime collection and Reminisce chipboard Present stickers. Also used Christmastime self-adhesive Diecut stickers for the sentiment. On the front I cut the holly border from the Stretch Your Imagination cart on the Cricut Expression. For the "berries" I used the Gradient Jewels from Creative Charms. This was a fun card to make!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat!!

Just wanted to share with you the little Trick or Treat gift bag I made for my granddaughter, Abby.  Filled it with some animal crackers, goldfish, little coupons and a Halloween Mr. Potato Head toy .  I did have some candy bracelets for her but decided she was too little for those (she's 21 months) and would think it was ok to eat her necklace beads.  Used CTMH Frightening Fun (discontinued) stamp set and added a paper ribbon. Can't wait till she gets here so I can give it to her! 

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have been invited to be a member of the Creative Charms design team and I am very excited for this opportunity!  This is an awesome company and you can find their embellishments on Addicted to Scrapbooking .com   My first contributions are for Valentine's day and they include embellishments from the Sweet Tooth Collection.  You can never go wrong with chocolates!  Inside is the sentiment "sweet thing" is accented with epoxy candy stickers.

On  this second valentine card we used GradientJewels to accent above the "lace" in the red and white and the adorable Sparkly Butterfly Gems from the Gem Garden collection.   The flower bouquet was created by stamping a stem and adding the puffy hearts for the flowers and the inside again finished with the sentiment " i love you" and accented with pink heart brads.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Magnolia Christmas Easel Card

This is my entry for the Magnolia-Licious Highlights Challenge Blog which was to make an Easel Card.  You can find the directions HERE on how to make this card.  You can change the dimensions of the card (mine is 6 x 4 1/4") to suit your needs.  I used 60's Tilda from Magnolia-licious A Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection and colored her using the Gamsol Magic technique.  CS used was Bazill Dotted Swiss paper  and Bazill Basics. The Glitter paper used is from Reminisce Under the Sea collection.  The glitter paper was cut with Spellbinders Lattice Pendants.  DP used is from Stampin' Up from the Merry Moments pack.  I think this is my favorite Christmas card so far!

Monday, October 12, 2009

More Christmas!! *Ü*

I absolutely Love the glitter paper.  This one is from Reminisce Under the Sea Collection and is called Sand in the Sun.  This is a 5x7 card, not a usual size for me.  I also used Core'dinations CS and embossed it with the Swirls folder from Cuttlebug, sanded it to bring out the texture. Letters were cut out on the Cricut using the Gypsy font Cart with the glitter paper and shadowing with Cranberry CS from CTMH.  Also used Better Not Pout DP from American Crafts. Stamped sentiment is Inkadinkado.

Holly Christmas!

Another Christmas card this time using embossing.  I embossed the Holly on the Core'dinations Whitewashed CS, sanded it and added red stickles to the "berries".  Used a Prima holly leaf and medium sized red brads for the berries.  Ribbon was from a clearance bin at a LSS.  CS is Bazzil and sentiment inside is from Stampin Up.

Happy Birthday E!!

My beautiful daughter-in-law is celebrating her birthday so I made this Easel card (4 1/2 x 6") for her.  Told you I love this style! Her favorite season is fall so I hope she likes this card!  The layout for the front of the card was cased from a card class I attended at the Crop Shop (LSS).  I love this technique of stamping on the vellum and coloring from the back to give it a stained glass type effect.  Once again I used my Hero Arts Birthday stamp set for the sentiments.  I also used the ticket punch from Stampin Up for the corners and accented with orange gems from Kaiser.  The vellum was adhered to the Ivory CS with eyelets and pop dotted to give it more dimension. Leaf stamps are from CTMH - Fall Leaves. HAPPY BIRTHDAY E!!

Easel Cards

I have fallen in love with the "Easel" Card.  I will most likely do one of these for one of my Christmas cards.  The cards here are for Thanksgiving and Birthday and were such fun to make!  HERE is the link for a tutorial on how to make this card and keep in mind you can make it any size you want to. For the Thanksgiving card  (4 1/2 X 6) I also used the Cricut Jasmine cart to make the title and popped dotted it to give it dimension.  CS is from Reminisce Autumn Forest collection and the stamped sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co., flowers and buttons were purchased at LSS (The Crop Shop) where I design cards.  Also used Stickles on the Title to spice it up!  The Birthday cards (4 1/4 X 5 1/2)  used CS from Best Creation and the stamped sentiments are from Hero Arts clear Birthday stamp set.  This was a very simple card as the paper itself was all the decoration it needed.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tilda with Hood Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card for this year.  I used Tilda with Hood from Magnolia-licious and Bazzil Basics Scarlet CS for the base, DCWV Cream & Green Holly for the DP, Olive Textured CS from CTMH and Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder for the white oval behind Tilda.  She was colored with Copics  Used Prima Holiday Poinsettias and crushed velvet brads from Doodlebug designs.  Used Liquid Applique for the "fur" trim on the coat.  Inside greeting is from Stampin Up.  I also scented the card with Holiday Home from Scent My Cards from  Smells like Christmas!!

Snowman Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card I completed, this stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and I used the Whitewash Core'dinations CS embossed with the Cuddlebug snowflake embossing folder.  CS used is from CTMH - Crystal Blue and Ocean Breeze.  Colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another Christmas Card

Another Christmas card I made for this year.  This card uses a retired Nativity stamp from CTMH colored using Prisma pencils and the Gamsol Magic technique.  The  card base measure 4.25 x 4.25" and used the Nestabilities scalloped circle is mounted on to measure the full card length to 5 1/2".  CS for base is Olive and Hollyhock from CTMH.  The sentiment is stamped using CTMH ink pad in Hollyhock and distressed on the edges using Brown Bag. Also used stickles on the star and the halo and the little heart on the manger. Used a brown satin ribbon for accent.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Started on Christmas Cards!

This is my first card I made for Christmas this year.  I used stamps from Magnolia-licious, #297 Decorate Christmas Tree and 3443 Christmas Tree.  DP is from DCWV and CS is from CTMH.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fluffles and Snail

Created this card using my new Fluffles stamp and colored using the Gamsol Magic technique.  I layered using the Nestabilities die and dimensionals.  Paper used was the Bo Bunny - A Gift of Love from the Back to Basics collection in powder blue dot.  This is a double sided paper and I love it.  I also used the Sizzix embossing folder to emboss the dots on the white cardstock.  Added some checked ribbon I got at an unbelievable low price in the clearance bin and I love how this card turned out.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Magnolia-licious October Home Page Entry

Here is my Halloween card that I made for the Magnolia-licious Home Page Contest.  I used Tilda with Pumpkin and colored her with Prisma colored pencils using the Gamsol Magic technique.  Hope you like her *Ü*

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Scor Pal Pals Challenge

This card was made for a challenge from a group I belong to called Scor Pal Pals. This challenge was to create a Side Step card. You can get the directions from HERE or HERE. Depends what size you want to make it. I used the Cricut cart Paper Dolls and Dressup to make the pumpkin, spider and web and the ghost. Used the MS fence punch for the fence on the bottom. I used Icicle stickles to give the web it's bling and used Peachy Keen New Arrival stamps for the faces. This was a fun card to make and I am happy with how it turned out.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ribbons and Bows Challenge

Here is my take on the Ribbons and Bows challenge on Just Magnolia Challenge Blog. This "bow" was made by simply tying a knot in the ribbon and attaching to my card. Gives it a different kind of look. I also tied little ribbons in her hair and in the buttons. Added little pearls for the snaps on the overhauls. I used sitting Spring Tilda for this card and it measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tilda with Sunflower

This card worked for 2 challenges this week. First for the Magnolia-licious Highlights challenge for this week, making a fall card and treat bag and second for Scrappy Frogs Challenge # 11 for this week of paper piecing. Paper pieced the dress, socks and bow and used a Just Rite Stamp for the sentiment from the Favorite Occassions set. Added paper flowers with a glitter brad and ribbon for embellishment. Hope you like it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Magnolia-licous Homepage Challeng

Here is the bookmark I made for the Magnolia-licious yahoo groups homepage challenge. This bookmark hooks onto the corner of the page to mark the spot. Used sitting Tilda with Hat for the inner circle. The circles were cut with the Nestabilities dies and used Pink Carnation and Key Lime CS from CTMH. Colored her with copics, edged the bookmark with the MS Border punch and added ribbon for embellishment. You can find the directions for making the corner bookmark HERE
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Just Magnolia Week 18 Challenge

The challenge for this week on Just Magnolia is a friendship theme. I used the Cherry Tilda from Magnolia-licious and stamps from Unity Stamp Co for the Cherry inside and the sentiments. CS is from CTMH and DCWV. Used the new Borderabilities dies from Spellbinders to make the "fence" Tilda is sitting on and the inside too. Colored with Copics and used CTMH inks for the cherry border and sentiments. Hope you like it!
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sitting Tilda

Made another birthday card for a friend of mine who's birthday is coming up next week! I used the Sizzix embossing folder on the Core'dinations Whitewashed CS and sanded it. Colored with copics and used the Nestabilities Scalloped circle and regular circle for Tilda to sit on. Used dimensionals on both the Tilda and the circle to give it dimension. Used clear buttons glued on to the DP with CTMH liquid glass to have them match. DP is "Cabana" from Inque Boutique. Also used the Spellbinder to cut the sentiment label and yellow satin ribbon. On the inside I used the peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to make the border on the sentiment inside and layered it on the embossed Core'dinations paper and DP.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ScorPal Bookmark Card Challenge

This is a card a did for a ScorPal Challeng in the Scor-Pal Pals yahoo group I belong to. This was a fun card to make and was the perfect birthday card for a dear friend of mine who loves to read...Happy Birthday Cori!...The stamps used are from the Unity Stamp Company and they are colored with copics. DP I used is from InqueBoutique "Isn't it Romantic". Also used the ScorPal Bug from to make the perforated score for the bookmark. Used ribbon and little button brads to embelish it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #7

This is the card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge #7. I used Basic Grey Orange Cream card stock from the Lime Rickey collection and Black Magic Coor'dinations cardstock for the background and embossed it with Cuddlebug pumkin vine embossing folder. Used Paper Dolls Cartridge for my Cricut to cut the "ghost" and stamped spider webs in the corners and used Stardust stickles to make them stand out. Stamped the face with Peachy Keen Rag Doll Faces #673 to make the face. Used Ric Rac ribbon to embellish and Studio G stamps to stamp "boo".

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Gift of Love

I have been asked to be on the Design Team for The Crop Shop in the Hempfield Plaza in Greensburg. I am very honored to have been asked. Here is the cards I made for August using Bo Bunny A Gift of Love papers. The first is a Joy Fold Card and the second is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" card. I also used the stamp also from the Crop Shop. I used Wedding Pearl brads for accent on both cards.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Diapers, Bottles & Pacifiers...OH MY!

Here is a card using the tri-fold method that I made for a friend of mine who just had a little boy. DP is Nana's Kids from DCWV. The stamps used are Just Rite Baby Ensemble and I stamped the face on the giraffe from New Arrival Cricut cart with the Peachy Keen Baby Animal Faces n More! Hope you like it *Ü*

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My entry to Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog

This is my entry for the Scrappy Frog Challenge Blog which is anything Magnolia. This is actually a card I am sending to my mom for her 81st birthday. She loves getting the handmade cards.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Red, White & Blue Tilda

This is for the July Home Page Challenge at Magnolia-licious using Red, White & Blue. I used the Sunflower Tilda and attempted to make the Sunflower look like a pinwheel, don't know that I succeeded. Tilda was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with CTMH markers and blended with the SU Blender pen. Colors used are Holiday Red, Star Spangled Blue and Crystal Blue was used to highlight the white. Cardstock is CTMH Cranberry and White Daisy. DP is Creative Imaginations which I purchased at Michaels. Used the Octagon Nestabilities and the Labels Trio from Spellbinders. The inside octagon was cut on the Cricut using the George cartridge.
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