Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Merry Christmas" - High Hopes Challenge #9 and Spoonful of Surgar

This weeks High Hopes challenge#9 is hosted by, "yours truly" and I have a sketch for you all to follow.....Make a card using this sketch and post where it is at the High Hope Challenge Blog#9. You will also have a chance to win a fabulous prize from High Hopes which is Crystal Snowlady and the Snow People Saying!! The High Hopes Divas have outdone themselves again with this can see all their lovely creations for this weeks challenge right here I almost forgot...I also made this card with this weeks Fun "Spoonful of Sugar" challenge in mind "Blooming Marvelous". The flower in the corner is made up of 2 greeen prima floweres placed underneath a mesh and poinsettia flower.

Now onto the card.........I used "Woodland Santa" and just the Merry Christmas part of the "Christmas Fishies" sentiment.

I colored the image with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's.

For the fur and snow I used Duncans 3d scribbles paint and sprinkled glitter on it before it dried. For the beard I used my handy Sakura Quickie Glue pen...and sprinkled glitter over it.

I used nesties for the oval panels...and used foam dimensionals to pop it and the Santa up.

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue, cranberry crisp, creamy caramel.

Paper - GP white, always artichoke, dcwv, basic grey "figgy pudding"

Accessories - cord, stickles on tree, glitter, scribble, glue pen, nesties, fiskars border punch, martha stewart leaf punch, flowers, rickrack, embroidery floss and machine stitching

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone and Thank you so much for all your Lovely comments!!!

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Awards and Tagged

I have received some Wonderful Awards recently. This one from Alina - Lacey - Zoe - Heather - Mandi - Stamps Meet Ink - Anesha. Thank you all So Much!! These Gals all have Awesome sure to check them out by clicking on their names. I would like to give this Award to all the Wonderful bloggers that take the time to visit me!! I recieved this Award from Jacqueline. Thank you so much!! I'm so honered to recieve this award from you......I'm passing this award along to all the Wonderful bloggers that visit!! I received this Fabulous Award from Sue - Nikki - Mel - Karin - Joey - Kim - Katy - Bernie and Crafting Diva Designs. Thank you all so much! ...visit these gals Wonderful blogs by clicking on their names!

This award states that:This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships These blogs are exceedingly charming These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated Please give more attention to these writers

Again I am offering this Award to everyone that visits here. Thank you all so much ...You make my day!!

I have also been tagged by Jacqueline - Dawnmarie - Carla and Sue. Thank you all so much!! Be sure to visit their fabulous blogs by clicking on her names!!

The rule is that you list 6 obscure or unknown facts about yourself, then you tag six other people. You let these people know by listing them and their blogs on your blog, then send them an e-mail or a blog comment, then they tag six more people and they put your blog on their blog...and the gift keeps giving. So here are my six unknown or obscure facts about me:

I was tagged not very long ago and will refer everyone to this post. I wish to tag anyone who visits and would like to play...please let me know if you do so I can come and see your answers.

I hope Everyone is having a Great Weekend!....I will be back soon with the High Hopes Challenge#9 card.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"A Very Merry Christmas" - Magnolia

On this card I have used 2 more of my new DT Magnolia stamps...."HV08 Tilda decorate christmas Tree" and "HV08 Christmas Tree". Both of these stamps are from the "Holiday Collection 2oo8" I think this little Tilda is so cute with her little basket of ornaments...and the tree is so easy and fast to color.

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to color these images.

Tilda and the star are popped up on foam dimentionals.

The lovely pearl snowflake, poinsettia and leaf are from Magnolia.

The sentiment is embossed with SU winter white pdr and is from "Penny Black"

The star ..I cut out of card stock ....put versamark on ...then SU heat and stick powder ....heated it up and added gold glitter...I did this a few times for good coverage.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, bordering blue, barely banana, close to cocoa

Paper - GP cs, dcwv, daisy d, anna griffin

Accessories - flowers, bling, brads, leaves, embossing pdr, glitter, stickles, ribbon, lace, stitching, quick kutz scroll die, martha stewart border punch, foam dimentionals

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

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Ho ho hoo.." High Hopes Challenge #8

This week it is the very talented Michelle's turn for the High Hopes Challenge and Michelle wants to see "Buttons and Brads" on your card!! I love buttons and this was lots of fun for me!

Another great prize is being offered this week.....Woodland Santa and Merry Christmas sentiment!!....Go to the High Hopes Blog to join in and see all the fabulous creations the Divas have made for this week.

For this card I used a past "A Spoonful of Sugar" sketch You can find the sketch right here. This fun sketch was also created by my daughter...Trina. Thanks for a the great sketch Trina!!

On this card I used one of last years High Hopes stamps....called "Santa's Helper" you can find this cute and fun stamp right here. The sentiment is computer generated.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's. I used stickles on the brads to glitter them up and foamy's to pop up the image and sentiment.

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, bordering blue

Paper - GP white, bg figgy pudding, treasures cs

Accessories - brads, buttons, embroidery floss, stitching, glitter, stickles, ribbon, foam dimentionals

Have a Wonderful Sunday Everyone!! ... Thank You all so much for looking and your Lovely comments!!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Magnolia Heart Card..."Simple Joys"

I do have another Xmas Tilda ...honest I do....but I needed one to fit on this heart card..and this Cutie worked the best. This is the first time I ever made a heart card....I was not sure how to place the images...but this is the way this card opens I did it this way.

The Tilda I used is "HV08 Tilda with Heart Ornament" and "HV08 Fir Branch" both from the recent "Holiday Collection 2oo8". Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

The sentiment is from "Hot off the Press"

Images are colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's.

Tilda and simple joys are on foam dimensionals. I've used DCWV glitter paper behind Tilda and nesties for the scalloped oval.

Ink - vesafine black, creamy caramel.

Papers - GP white, Crate, DCWV and card base from Magnolia.

Accessories - cord, lace, glitter, stickles, paper branches from Magnolia, stitching

The new "WINTER /CHRISTMAS 2008" Stamp Club is now being shipped out! It is Fabulous and you can get a peek at it at Malins Fabulous Blog right here.

You can also now order the "Stamp Club™ SPRING 2008" right here. These stamp kits are a Fabulous deal!!!

We have a sprinkling of snow on the ground.....and have had icy conditions all week. I see lots of people have their Xmas lights up in town...and have even seen a few Xmas trees in the windows!! My son gave us a Christmas movie to watch this week called......"12 Days of Christmas Eve" was actually pretty funny and had a feel good ending. I guess I could say...."It's beginning to look and feel a bit like Christmas"...Lol.

I hope Everyone has a Wonderful Weekend!!....Thank you so much for all your Lovely comments!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Magnolia Christmas Box!

Here is cute little round box Magnolia sent me to decorate. I have never taken photos of something like this so I took a few extra ....the top one being the top of the box.
In this photo I am trying to give you the over all look of the box.....not quite sure I've achieved that here....

This photo is of the sides.

The stamp Cute Tilda I used is here is called, "HV08 Tilda with Heart Ornament" and she is from the recent "Holiday Collection 2oo8" The bench is SEA08 Old Bench and is from the "2008 Summer and Sea Collection" You can see all the new Fabulous Collections right here. You can puchase Magnolia stamps from Pheobe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

Images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's. Details are done with acrylic white paint. The edges of the box are painted with, "Folk art pearl paint"

The actual bench is larger than what I have here. I cut the bench in half and just overlapped it to make it smaller for Tilda.

Tilda is popped up on foamy's

The circle behind Tilda is created with a Fiskars punch. The border around the rim is done with a Martha Stewart punch.

Ink - versafine, creamy caramel

Paper - GP card stock, dcwv metallic white, daisy d's.

Accessories - flowers, lace, gem brad....(heart brad from Magnolia)....lace and trim, fern leaves...from Magnolia and Martha Stewart punch, glitter, ribbon from Magnolia.

Winter is in the air here. We've had a few snow flurries but nothing that has stayed....thank goodness!! ...but I guess it is just a matter of

Thanks for looking everyone.....and for your lovely comments!! Have a Great Day!!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #6 and POTM

It's Crissy's turn for the High Hopes Challenge this week...and she wants to see holiday cards made with nontraditional colors!! There is a prize to be won this week too!.......Holly the Winter Fairy and the matching sentiment Fairy Merry Christmas. Be sure to go to the blog to join in and see all the Diva's Fabulous creations!

On this card I used one of High Hopes New Release stamps, "Festive Wreath". The sentiment is from HOTP.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's. I used shimmer chalk around the wreath and inside a bit.

The poinsettias and bow are popped up on foamy' is the whole large base. I used Lumiere Pearl white for the dots on the beads and a silver stardust pen to line the bow.

Blue metallic cs is used for the blue layers...I've had this paper for ages...I'm really not sure why I hoard such lovely paper....and I'm trying to control that nasty

Ink - versafine black, pretty in pink

Paper - GP white, dcwv metallic

Accessories - cord, snowflake cb folder, silver rhinestone stickers.

Check out the Nov. Project of the Month Special!!!...

You can now see the fabulous samples on the High Hopes blog

Thanks for looking Everyone.....Have a Great Day!!!