Wednesday, July 29, 2009

He Loves Me!! - "Motivet DT"

I think this little Doraline is just the Cutest!!...and the Sentiment is so perfect!!....Both stamps are from Motivet......Doraline is called "Doraline-Loves me, loves me" the sentiment is called "Loves me, loves me not".

Motivet has just recently released more Fabulous Cute Stamps!! Be sure to check the Motivet Inspiration Blog for a Wonderful Interview with the Talented Artist that created these Cute Characters!!

I have even more News!!.......I'm so Excited!! join the Motivet Design Team!!!....The stamps are just So Cute and Amazing...and...I'm so honored to be on the team with such Talented Gals!!

Back to the card...

The layout I used for this card is from Friday Sketchers....what a Great sketch!!

I colored the images with Copics for base only, prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's....**Never use copics over prismacolor pencils...or you will ruin your tips!!**

Both the green scalloped round layer and Doraline image panel are popped up for dimension.

Ink - memento black, bashful blue

Paper - GP white, Bazzill CS, MME

Accessories - ribbons, flowers, brads, button, glitter, nesties, stitching

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!!....and Thank You for all your Lovely comments!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Especially for you! - "Magnolia" -"the Little Stamp Shoppe"

Hi Everyone.....I'm still alive....and almost back to normal. I don't get viruses very often....but lately when I get one....they seem harder to shake...couldn't be age could it?

I started this card last week.......I used the fabulous sketch Maria created for Stamp With Fun Challenge #16. This card also qualifies for this weeks Stamp With Fun Challenge #17 - which is a Pearl theme.

The Magnolia stamps I've used on this card are......"Tilda with Bunch of Roses" and the sentiment "Especially for you" ....both from the "Chasing Butterflies Collection".

Tilda with Bunch of Roses is also available at "the Little Stamp Shoppe" where you can also find numerous new items Heidi has been adding!!.... Check out "the Little Stamp Shoppe blog" too for Store news, Inspiration and learn more about the Sketch Challenge running till July 30th.

Tilda is colored with copics for base....prismacolor pencils and a bit of h20's to deepen the shade....*please remember to only use copics under prismacolor pencils .....never on top or your copic tips may be ruined!*

Tilda is cut out and popped up over the nesties layers. I've put glitter on Tilda's roses ....but it isn't very visible in the photo. I've also used shimmerz on the accent flowers and leaves.

Paper - GP white, DCWV, me and my big ideas.

Ink - memento, bashful blue

Accessories - ribbon (magnolia), flowers, roses, pin, beads, pearls, pearl string from dear Tina, stitching, shimmerz, glitter, spellbinders dies, paper doily.

That's it for today.......I will be back tomorrow with a Motivet card!!

Have a Great Day!!......and Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"the Little Stamp Shoppe"....Celebration!!

The the little Stamp Shoppe is now able to process Credit Cards....Master Card/Visa!! To Celebrate Heidi is offering 10% off your entire order Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! ...The coupon code is "gotcredit" and is good for 1 entire order!!

Heidi has also been adding new items in the store, some are uploaded and the rest should go in tonight.

Basic Grey June Bug 6×6 paper pad

Basic Grey Lemonade 6×6 paper pad

Basic Grey Lime Rickey 6×6 paper pad

Basic Grey Wisteria 6×6 paper pad

Kaiser Craft pearls (many colours)

Jenni Bowling bingo cards, calendar cards and alpha stickers

Coming soon: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Cardstock, #80 Solar White

Remember to check out "the Little Stamp Shoppe Blog" for Inspiration and a Sketch Challenge!

Well I have some cards on the burner....but seem to have gotten a touch of the will be back within a few days....Meanwhile ......Take Care Everyone.....Hugs, Ila

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Motivet New Release!!...and More Awards!!

Motivet is releasing New Stamps this week. They are just the Cutest!! There are 2 new characters Morris....a Canadian Moose and Cute Hilda Hippo!! Be sure to watch for them pm the Motivet site.....and for Inspiration....check out the Motivet Inspiration Blog How lucky can a gal get!!....I've received more Wonderful Awards.....from these very Talented Ladies!!.....
The Beautiful Blogger Award from .....Cheryl - Alina and Annacarin

The Friend Award from Alina

Thank you so much gals!!..You are all Wonderful!...and have made my Day!!!..Be sure to click on their names to visit their Fabulous Blogs!!!

I'm passing these Awards along to all who visit and follow my blog...Thank you all So Much!!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Sending you a Great Big Hug!!...Magnolia

I can't believe it's Friday already!!....I have company coming for the weekend so this post may seem a little short.

Have you checked out the Little Stamp Shoppe lately?.....Heidi has ordered some of the Fabulous recent "Lazy Summer Days Collection". Right now it says Out of Stock when you view what she has ordered but they should be available soon.

The Cute Magnolia stamps I have used on this card are CC09 Spring Tilda, CCo9 Watercan and C09 Dot Butterflies all from the "Chasing Butterflies Collection" ........The "Watercan" and "Spring Tilda" are both available at "the little Stamp Shoppe" The sentiment I've used is part of a stamp set I won over a year ago....and is created by Aud

The Fabulous sketch I've used for this card is the recent SC 237 at "Splitcoaststampers"

I have colored the images with copics for base....prismacolor pencils and a bit of h20's to deepen the shade. I know I am a broken record but...*please remember to only use copics under prismacolor pencils .....never on top or your copic tips may be ruined!*

Tilda is cut out and set on the water can with foam stickies for dimension.....The previous butterfly on the water can is replaced with one of the small Dot Butterflies and is partially glued down so the wings stay up. There is glitter on the flowers, leaves, Tilda's pony tail holders and the edge of the butterfly...but I couldn't capture it in the photo.

I've used nesties for the image...and the watering can is "out of the box" so to speak to keep the image in the center.

Ink- memento black, bashful blue, certainly celery

Paper - Georgia Pacific whit, Bazill CS, Kraft, PP from Magnolia ...Bloom & Grow I believe.

Accessories - flowers, nesties, brad (dollar store), jute webbing on the pink layer (not quite sure what it is called), drywall netting, jute string, stitching, glitter

Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone!...and Thank you so much for your Lovely comments!!!

**Just editing to add a few great tutorials by some very Talented ladies on using your nesties with the out of box technique** ....

The Write Stuff......Katharina's Decorated Candle Tutorial ...... Rachels Out of frame Nestie Tutorial ........Paper Cookies

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Awards and " the Little Stamp Shoppe" update!

Be sure to Check out the New items at "the Little Stamp Shop"...Heidi has been very busy adding a number of Fabulous items including Copics, paper and Memento Ink pads in both Tuxedo black and Rich Cocoa!!...all at great prices....and in the future...even more will be added!!

Onto my Awards......recent and older....I thank you all So Much for these lovely Awards...I know a few of them are from back in April....(when I had to reduce my time on the computer) but I saved them anyway.....for now.....and please believe me when I say they are all So Appreciated!!..I only hope I haven't misplaced any!!

Grab a coffee, tea or drink of your choice.....and click on their names to see the Fabulous Inspiring Work these gals all create!!

The above Lovely Blog Award is from Tracy at "Tracy's Happy Place"
The Lemonade Award from Carolyn at"Stamping Scrapbooking and Card Hobbyist"

Your Blog makes us Smile Award from Nikki - "Bunny Zoe's Blog" and Sue - "Inspiration Station" Kreativ Blogger Award from Christine - "NANASEASIDE"

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today is the Grand Opening!!... of...

Yes!!!... "the Little Stamp Shoppe" is now Open for Business!!! ..Woo Hoo!!!..... To Celebrate...Heidi has sent me a "today only"coupon code for 10% off your Entire Order...Enter this code - "Ila10off " - in the coupon code box before you check out to receive your discount!! To go to the store - you can click on the photo above or on this link ..."the little Stamp Shoppe".

*At the moment you will have to use Pay Pal to pay for your orders. Within a few weeks though "the little Stamp Shoppe" will be accepting major credit cards as well*....It's a lovely little Shoppe folks...and Heidi is offering competitive prices and reasonable shipping to both Canadians and USA customers. Check the shipping page for more info.

More News!!.......Presenting...

"the little Stamp Shoppe blog"

.......the perfect place for Inspiration, Challenges and News about "the little Stamp Shoppe" Store......and....

Starting right now.....A Sketch Challenge till July 31th!!....Go to "the little Stamp Shoppe blog" for more Inspiration and to join in...for a chance to win a Fabulous Magnolia Stamp!

This Fabulous Sketch was created by the Super Talented Carla..who is a very good friend of Heidi's and is also helping to advertise the store. Be sure to visit Moralia's Weblog Carla will have a nice Surprise for you too!! Here is the info for my card.....

The Magnolia images are...."Sweetheart Tilda" and "Love Muffin" **Both of these Sweet images are available at the little Stamp Shoppe in the "Love Collection" ** The sentiment is from Scrappy Cat.

I colored the images with Copics for base only, prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's....**Never use copics over prismacolor pencils...or you will ruin your tips!!**

Ink - memento, bashful blue..... Papers - GP white, SU chocolate chip, k&c, prima marketing "Sasha"..... Accessories - lace, crocheted flower (mine), quick kutz scroll dies, elastic lace, glitter, SU punch, "brads, buttons and bling" are part of the blog candy I won from the lovely Marcea Thanks Sweetie!!

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

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Online Canadian Store!!..Opening this Saturday!!

The Grand Opening for "the little Stamp Shoppe" is this Saturday!!...The location of this store in in Ontario, Canada...and the owner is a Terrific gal named Heidi.

Heidi will mainly be carrying, "Magnolia stamps" at competitive prices and reasonable shipping to Canadian customers. She already has a great selection of both new and older Magnolia favorites. Even I have a wish list There are lots of great things planned for the future for this little items...card kits....A store challenge blog! So stay tuned for more info. You can visit and get to know Heidi at her personal blog right here..... More Scrap Stuff. You will also get a chance to see her Gorgeous Magnolia creations!

I am also So Excited to be chosen as a Guest DT member!!.....I have been enjoying getting to know Heidi and I know I'm going to love working with her.

Be sure to stop back here on Saturday....The Grand Opening!! of "the Little Stamp Shoppe".. I will have a link to the Store, Challenge blog, card, and more.......

Have a Great Day Everyone!!!

Mega Blog Candy Alert!!

Crissy - High Hopes Amazing Artist... is having an Incredible Blog Candy Celebration to thank her blog supporters!! Visit Crissy's Art & Heart for a chance to win the Numerous Wonderful candies she is offering!!

Crissy also has Sneak Peaks of the new High Hopes New Release scheduled to be released this Saturday!!...Oh Wow!! they are Totally Fabulous!!....get your wallets ready!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

It's Your Birthday! - Motivet Sketch Challenge

There is a Fabulous sketch challenge going on at the Motivet Inspiration Blog. Join in and you will have a chance to win 5 Motivet stamps of your choice. The challenge runs until July there is still lots of time to enter.

Motivet is a Canadian based company. The Cute images Doraline and Dexter are created by a 25 year old very talented artist named Marina who lives in Florida USA.

This is the card I've come up with from their great sketch. The stamp I used from Motivet is called Doraline Surprise ....clicking on her name will take you to her. They've had another recent release.....and it is now possible to order in US currency now.

This card is made for one of my daughters Birthday....It is late...but she told me, I have to make her one I hope she likes it.

How I colored this image....

I've first based the image with copics (all very light colors)...and then used prismacolor pencils (oms) over them. The copics are a wonderful base....the prismacolor pencils blend like butter over them...and the whole image ends up being just a little brighter. Over this I still like to take my Twinkling h20's and just deepen the shading a tad.

**Be sure though...never to use copics over prismacolor pencils...or you will ruin your tips!!**

The sentiment is from Hero arts.

Paper - GP white, making memories, digital bloom&grow, dcwv

Ink - memento black, barely banana, creamy caramel, ruby red

Accessories - dew drops, lace, ribbon, button, dollar store metal flower, prima flower, dollar store leaves, crocheted flower (my own), pearl string (from my good friend Tina), SU eyelet punch, stitching.

The weather here continues to be just right....temperature wise...although a little dry. I am off to bbq with my hubby.....and enjoy a nice glass of wine.....or maybe

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!.....and Thank You so much for your Wonderful comments!!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Magnolia's Fabulous Summer Kits....

are being shipped out.... You can now pre-order the Fall Stamp Club"here"

Be sure to drop by the Magnolia Inspiration Site. Magnolia is offering a 1 year Subscription to their Wonderful Stamp Club!!....All you need to do is comment!!!