Wednesday, July 30, 2008

High Hopes August "Project of the Month"!!

This card is made with all the stamps in the High Hopes August "Project of the Month"

This Fabulous set features five recent New Release HOTP stamps.....Including...On Guard Oberto - Treasure Map - Ships Wheel - Polly - Ahoy

During the month of August you can purchase this set of stamps....25% off the regular price.

All the coloring is done with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's to deepen the shading....white acrylic paint is used for the accent dots.

I used navy embroidery floss for the stitching around the image. Diamond Glaze on Obertos eye patch and sword handle. The image is glued to the torn red layer and popped up with foam dimensionals over the night of navy layer.

The map is colored here and there, sponged with a bit of old olive ink .....crumpled, distressed and then the edges were sponged with close to cocoa ink.

Polly parrot was a blast to color...mainly because parrots can be any color. Part of Polly is raised on dimensionals.

There is gold embossing on the four corners of the card.

Stamps: All High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, night of navy, basic grey, costco

Ink: vesafine black, creamy caramel, old olive, close to cocoa, bashful blue

Accessories: jute, cord, charm, brads, embroidery floss, foam dimensionals, stickles, embossing pdr

Hubby and I are going to the US for a few days. On Sat Trina and her hubby are going to meet us in Minot for some great shopping and supper. Then we are all heading back to Canada and will be spending the night at Trina's. It is going to be a Fabulous weekend!!

Thank you all for looking Everyone.....and for all your Wonderful comments!!....Have a Fabulous Weekend!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008


I'm a little late but.... I made this card using Claudia's sketch from last weeks Friday Sketchers # 11...Thanks Claudia for a great sketch!!

The Gorgeous little Tilda in this card is called "VA08 Tilda med ballonger" You can find her in the Magnolia Spring/Summer 2008 Collection at the Magnolia site. Magnolia stamps can be ordered from the Magnolia Store.......Phebe at The Town Scrapper.......and Diana right here.

The sentiment is from a clear stamp set called "Scrappy Cats". The scroll in the corner is from "Fontwerks"

I used diamond glaze on the balloons. The orange center on the flowers is actually a tack from the dollar store....I used a wire clippers to cut off the back. The trim is created with a Martha Stewart punch. The cute little pearl bauble I have in the corner is from Inge...Thanks Inge!! I love those pearly little baubles.

I used prismacolor pencils (oderless mineral spirits) and h20's to color Tilda.

Ink - Verafine Black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, pumpkin pie, orchid pastel chalk ink

Paper - whisper white, my minds eye, fiskars, treasures

Accessories - diamond glaze, acrylic paint, stickles, stitching, glitter, martha stewart punch, nesties, scalloped scissors, ribbon, tack, bauble, flowers.

Blog Candy Alerts!

Karen - A bag full of Fabulous goodies: a lot of Berry Sweet papers, Ribbon, Flowers, an Alphabet clearstampset, Brads and a lot of stampprints

Ruby en Britt's - are having some Fabulous candy.....check it out!!

Click on their names to see how to enter and visit their Wonderful blogs!!

Whiff of Joy Stamps!!

Katharina - Katherina's Creative Place is starting a her own stamp company called Whiff of Joy.

Congratulations Katharina!!!!!!

You may preorder of the Fabulous Charlotte and Charlie Winter Collection begining Wednesday, July 30th along with FREE shipping. Check it all out right here.... where you can also get a peek at these wonderful stamps.

Katharina is also offering a chance to win either a Charlotte or Charlie stamp. Please go here for details before July 30th....Good Luck!!

Magnolia Blog Candy Winner!!

The Winner for the Magnolia Blog Candy is............drumroll.................

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:341 Timestamp: 2008-07-28 16:56:17 UTC

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My link :

Congratulations Magalie!!! I will be contacting you for your snail addy very soon.

Thank you Everyone for entering ...... sharing the news about this candy and for your Lovely comments!! ........Again you are all Wonderful!! ....Hugs, Ila

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Splitcoast Non-Raffle For Midwest Flood Relief!!

Devastating flooding recently overtook a vast swathe of the Midwest, including parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Many generous stampers and stamp companies have joined together to donate gorgeous stamped creations and stamping goodies for you to win.

Donations are being collected to be sent to the Red Cross in the Midwest. In return not only do you get the satisfaction of helping people in may win a Fabulous prize!!

Please go here for all the info ......Splitcoast Non-Raffle For the Midwest Flood Relief

I am so honored and privileged to be asked to join in this worthy cause. My Non-Raffle prize is in the Photo above..which includes:

"A Gift Folder"....filled with Fabulous High Hopes stamped Images - "Basic Grey Euphoria 6x6 paper pad" - "Basic Grey Euphoria Fibres" - "Delightful Pear Brads" - "Large bling".

Please go to this "Special Gallery" to view the other Wonderful Non-Raffle Prizes donated by many generous stampers and stamp companies.

Remember this page for the info on how to donate......

Thank you so much for looking.....and all your Wonderful comments!!

P.S Don't forget the Magnolia Blog Candy in the post runs till July 28th

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Magnolia Blog Candy!!!! Closed!!

Magnolia has sent this very generous blog candy to share on my blog. These stamps are from their newest Tilda and Edwin Collection - "Party and Vacation 2008". You can find these stamps right here. Magnolia stamps can be ordered from the Magnolia Store.......Phebe at The Town Scrapper.......and Diana right here

Magnolia also offers Stamp Club kits 4 times a year.....Although you can order a one yr subscription can also order each season singularly. Right now the Fall Kit is offered for preorder. The package includes 12-15 stamps and 6-7 of them are angels. This is really a Fabulous Deal Everyone!!! Click on this link for more info and to preorder the Fall Kit.

Click on the photo for a better view of all this Fabulous Blog Candy!

All you have to do to be entered to win is to spread the news about this Blog Candy on your blog ...and comment here on this post. If you don't have a Blog.......enter anyway by leaving a comment and share the news with a friend. I will announce the winner using, "Random Org" on Monday Morning July 28th. Everyone is Welcome to Enter!!

Have a Great Week Everyone and Good Luck!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I recieved this Wonderful Award from Crazy Cards, Kristin, Camilla, Maria, Jacqueline, Tina, Agnes, Moni, Zoe, Karen, Bernie and Nikki......It's the Whylde Women Award. Thank you so much Karen and Nikki! You must visit Karen's and Nikki's Fabulous blogs and see their Awesome Creations!!.

Karen's little girls Ruby and Britt have just started a blog too....Be sure to visit these talented little ladies at Ruby en Britt's Blog you're in for a treat!!

The rules are for this Award are:

1 you can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.

2. Link back to this blog site ( so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women. And remember the purpose of the award: to send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy......

I am going to give this award to Everyone in my Favorite places and Everyone who comments. You're all Wonderful and I am inspired by each and every one of you!.......Big Hugs!!.......Ila

I recently received this Wonderful Award from these Fabulous Ladies....

Tara, Stephanie, Agnes - Marlene - Michelle - Tina - Claudia - Tineke - Bernie - Sandra ...I am so honored!! These ladies are all Super Talented!! on their names to visit their blogs and see their Beautful Creations!!

The rules of this award are: 1. Only 5 people allowed.

2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog

3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

Here are my Five: Enjoy visiting these Blogs and seeing these ladies Gorgeous creations!!

1. Trina

2. Monica

3. Jacqueline

4 Malieta

5. Renee New!!

I am also honored to have received this Award from Agnes who is also very Talented and has a Fabulous Blog!!

I also recieved the Brilliante Award from Debbie and Lim - I am so honered on their names to visit their Fabulous blogs!

Since I have received both these Awards before I will direct you to this post

Thanks for looking!! and all your Wonderful comments!!

You Make Me Smile! Magnolia

Today I have a card..........Tomorrow I will be back with Blog Candy.

The photo of this card is a little photo lamp fell on the floor and the bulb died. I have been trying to replace the bulb...but it looks like I will have to order my pics may look a little odd for the next little while.

I used the Magnolia Tilda with broom stamp on this card...I think she is just the Sweetest!! She is actually called "VA08 Tilda med kvast" and you can find her at Magnolia in the Spring and Summer 2008 collection. For the sentiment I used Autumn leaves..."Ticketed" stamp set.

I used a past Friday Sketch for this card - "Friday Sketch #7" This fabulous sketch was created by Mumer from France. I am also participating in the nesties tool challenge at the new "Mothers and Daughters Creations" challenge blog.....Be sure to check this new fun challenge blog out!

paper - whisper white, Magnolia, wild asparagus, dcwv, basic grey, michaels

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, perfect plum, pale plum, ruby red.

Accessories - flowers, leaves, nesties, pearls, brad, cord, ribbon, lace, quick kutz flourish die, stitching, diamond glaze on broomstick, glitter, stickles.

I hope Everyone is having a great weekend!! Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments!! I will be back tomorrow with Magnolia Blog Candy!!

Blog Candy Alerts!!

There are many Fabulous blog candy giveaways right now.....I am going to list some of them right here....check them all out!!

Beth not only has a brand new site ...she also is offering Wonderful Blog candy!!

Tina ...celebrating 5000 hits with Fabulous candy!! celebrating you with fabulous candy!!

Erin ...offering a SU gift certificate!!

Marlene .... offering a Fabulous Hanglar stamp!! celebrating her Birthday with fabuluos candy. celebrating 100 comments.....with great candy

Kimmie ... is offering fabulous Magnolia candy

Sophia ...has fabulous Magnolia candy

Kristine offering fabulous goodies and images

Sarah ...has fabulous Candy for your Blog

Bev...wonderful candy...including images and crocheted flowersWhile you're at sure to check out these ladies Gorgeous work!!!

I will be back a little later......with a Fabulous Magnolia Blog Candy!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Awards and Goodies!

I recieved this Award from... Agnus - Jacqueline - Tina These Fabulous ladies are all Super Talented and Inspiring and I am so honered to recieve this Award from them. Click on their names to go to their Fabulous blogs!!

Oh blog roll is full of Inspirational blogs....but I will direct you all to these Inspirational gals!

Michelle - Mommy Time

Alina - Simcards

Dorte - Dorte Scraps

Heather - Heather's Creations who also is offering a Fabulous blog candy right here

These ladies make Gorgeous Creations!! plan to stay awhile when you visit their Fabulous blogs.


I also recieved this Brilliante Award from my Talented, Inspirational and very good friends Tina at Yummy Scrummy Create (Ready Steady Go) and Dorte at Dorte Scraps Thank you gals!!

I recieved this Award a very short time ago so will just refer you all to this post



I have lots of wonderful goodies to show you all that I have recieved from wonderful ladies....Blog Candies, Swaps and even a belated birthday present......

Thanks for looking Everyone and Have a Fabulous Day!!

"Crafty Monkey's" - Challenge Blog for Kids

Just a little reminder...........Hannah (Crafty Hannah) and Zoe (Zoe's Blog) have started a new challenge blog for kids under the age of 16. It is called Crafty Monkeys.

Not only do they have fun Challenges.....they offer great prizes too!!.....Lots of fun!!!...Check it out right Here

Friday, July 11, 2008

High Hopes Blog Candy Winner!!!

Thank You Everyone!! for entering and spreading the News about High Hopes Recent New Release.........Wow!! are all Amazing!!....206 entries!!

The Lucky Winner is :

Bernie at CRAFTYB

craftyb said... Hi Ila, thanks for the cute candy offering!! Gonna be one lucky gal out there soon!! bx


The winner was chosen by....

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:130 Timestamp: 2008-07-11 18:41:34 UTC


Thanks again everyone!!!

and......just so you know.......there will be another Candy coming up in the near future!!.......Magnolia Blog Candy!!

Have a Great Weekend Everyone and Thank You for all your Wonderful comments!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Treasures For Ye! - Gift folder

Don't forget my Blog Candy in the Post Below for High Hopes New Release Stamps!! You all have until Friday to enter!!! I love this little High Hopes pirate....well....I love all High Hopes New Release Stamps!!! I created this gift folder using this Fabulous Tutorial I found on Frances Blog FranMade. It is so easy to make!! I know I will be making more of these wonderful folders!! Frances is also offering Wonderful Blog Candy to celebrate her Birthday and blog go here FranMade to learn how to enter and see her Gorgeous creations!!

On this folder I used "On Guard Oberto", "Treasure Map", "Ships Wheel" and "Anchor". You can find these and all High Hopes New Release stamps right here.

The "Treasures For Ye!" is actually single words I just inked up off of the main High Hopes New Release sentiments.

I put diamond glaze on the eye patch and the handle of the sword (big knife).

The sentiment and scalloped base are popped up on foam dimensionals. The trim or netting on the front was a roll I found in my craft stash...I'm not sure what it is called.

Paper: whisper white, basic grey, dcwv, michaels Ink: versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, blue bayou, cranberry crisp Accessories: brad, cord, nestabilities, stardust pen, stickles, diamond glaze, stitching

The images are colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's. Acrylic white paint for accents.

I've been asked what colors of prismacolor pencils I like to use for coloring.....Here is a link and tutorial on the ones I use the most

Have a Great Day Everyone!! Thank you for all your lovely comments and for entering for the High Hopes Blog Candy!! I have been trying to visit's taking time....but hopefully I will be around soon!.....Hugs, Ila

Monday, July 7, 2008

Blog Candy Alerts!!

Check out these places for Fabulous Blog candy and Gorgeous Creations!! Deb - Ying - Jennifer - Keri - Kimmie

Saturday, July 5, 2008

High Hopes New Release Blog Candy!!

Here is the Generous Blog Candy I've been talking about provided by High Hopes Rubber Stamps. You can see all the Fabulous High Hopes New Release stamps by clicking right here

Here is what you will win..... Starla Starfish - Burnaby Beluga - Seaweed - Sea Floor Background - Polly....all mounted on EZ mount cling foam. To see a card featuring some of these stamps here.

All you have to do for a chance to win these Fabulous stamps is ... Spread the word about this Blog candy and High Hopes New Release on your blog.....then come back and comment on this post. If you don't have a blog you may comment anyway for a chance to win. This contest is open to Everyone!

I will choose the winner using Random Org Generator on Friday morning July 11Th.

Have a Great Day Everyone and Good Luck!

You're Fintastic!! High Hopes New Release!

Yay!! I finally got a card done. I have featured some of the stamps that are in the Fabulous blog candy I'm going to be offering..courtesy of the very kind and generous Tina owner of High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

On this card I used Starla Starfish - Burnaby Beluga - Seaweed - You're Fintastic - Sea Floor Background.

I also used the Friday Sketchers sketch. This week Carole from England has created this Fabulous sketch.

The background, Starla Starfish and Burnaby Beluga are on foam dimensionals. For the seaweed piece in the middle ...I cut a slit in the Sea Floor and slipped it in....there is a foam dimensional under the top part of it. may notice my seaweed is very colorful and the corals are green.......probably should have been reversed ....but I found a photo on the Internet of a sea floor or something similar and everything was so colorful...I just colored away...and had a blast.

I used Prismacolor pencils and H20's for coloring. I also used acrylic paint and Jaquard Lumiere (pearl) for accents.

Paper - Watercolor, whisper white, bazill CS, basic grey

Ink - Stazon black, versafine black, bashful blue

Accessories - CB corners, pearls, baubles, stitching, glitter, clear stardust pen.

I will be back with Blog Candy very soon in a separate post. Thanks for looking Everyone and your Wonderful comments!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

High Hopes New Release Today!!!!

Ahoy there Everyone!!

Just letting you all know that the High Hopes New Release is today!!! You can view all the new stamps by going to High Hopes and putting HOTP into the search box.......

I am busy working on cards and will be back later with a card and show you the Fabulous Blog candy you win.....So Please...check back later this evening.

Meanwhile go here to see all the cards already made with these Wonderful stamps by the Fabulous High Hopes Design Divas.

See ya' all later!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Claudia's Fabulous Candy, 2 new blogs and High Hopes Sneak Peek!!

Claudia at Pretty Pressings is offering Wonderful Blog Candy to celebrate all her blog hits. Believe me you won't want to miss this De-licous Candy or Claudia's Totally Gorgeous Creations!! Click right here to find out how to enter for this candy.

I have a few blogs I would like to share with you all.....

Michelle (Milwaukee Mommy)... High Hopes Design Diva and Good Friend has started a blog called Mommy Time. Michelle's creations are Absolutely Gorgeous!! She is also showing High Hopes Sneak be sure to check out her blog!!

The other blog I have for you to check out is called Hand Stamped By Lacey. Lacey's blog is fairly new too and has Fabulous creations and Wonderful projects to share...including a Fabulous book she made using High Hopes is the link for the book. Be sure to go to the main page too where you will also see some really neat projects.

Here is another High Hopes New Release Sneak Peek....

I am so happy that so many of you are So Excited!! about the High Hopes New Release!! ... I was stamping them out last night and all I can say is Wow!...Wow!!!....Fabulous and Funtastic!!!

Have a Great Day Everyone!! and Thanks for looking and you're Wonderful comments!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Awards and more High Hopes Sneak Peeks!

I received this Wonderful Award recently from many wonderful Talented ladies. I am so Honoured and Happy that you all enjoy my creations! Thank you! Thank you!!

Here are the Talented ladies that Awarded it to me....Click on their names to visit their Fabulous Blogs!









The rules for this award are: 1. The winner can put the logo on her blog. 2. Link the person you received the award from. 3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. 4. Put links to those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a comment on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

I think everyone in my blog roll should be get this award but I will nominate these Brilliant gals!








If you have already received this award gals just consider it an honour. Be sure everyone to check out their Brilliant clicking on their name!

High Hopes Sneak Peeks!!

The Release Date is coming soon .....and I Have some wonderful blog candy coming up....which happens to be ........Fabulous Stamps from this New Release!!

You can also see Sneak Peeks at Kimmies and Katharina's blog!!