Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hey! Chicky!

Thank you all So Much for all your kind words and Congratulating me for being on the Magnolia Design Team!! You all really made my Day!!!....How lucky can a gal get.......Big Hugs to all of you!!

I can't complain too much about the weather. These last few days have been very pleasant. So nice that we went to visit my daughter Trina over the weekend. We went shopping to every place that sold stamp and scrapbook things in Estevan. What a great time we had.....Trina and I did anyway.....don't know too much about the hubby's though. It's kind of funny how they always look so worried when Trina and I go can hardly wait to get together with her again....

On with the card.

This cute little Chicky is called "Easter Chickadee" and is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps I used diamond glaze on both bows and beak of the chick...glitter on the flowers and lace on the collar. The image and sentiment is popped up.

"Easter Chickadee" is colored with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's to deepen the shading.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps (Easter Chickadee), Karen Foster snap stamps

Paper: whisper white, Michael's, Provo craft slab

Ink: versafine black, perfect plum, buckaroo blue, bashful blue

Accessories: baubles, brads, flowers, fibre, stardust pens, stickles, diamond glaze, glitter, stitching

***Many people have asked me about the coloring ...I have tried to answer as many as I could ...but some people who comment don't have their profile available to the public so I could not get their email addresses........I am planning to have a tutorial up within the next hopefully that will answer a lot of your questions***

***Magnolia Stamps***

I've also had quite a few people ask me where they can get Magnolia stamps. Phebe from The Town Scrapper in Canada is the gal to email. I will put her link up on the bar....but you may also just click on here - The Town Scrapper. She will ship to US as well. Other than that I you can click on Magnolia on my side bar (where it states I am a design team member) I believe they will ship internationally***

Thank you all for looking and your Wonderful comments!! Have a Great Day Everyone!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Big News!!!!

I cannot hold it in any longer....I am so excited!! Yesterday afternoon Pauline from Magnolia sent me an email telling me they would love to have me on their design team. I sent a message back right away accepting this Wonderful opportunity (in between doing the happy dance of course). I am so honered to be on this team with such Fabulous talent.

Oh my Gosh!!......I am still pinching myself. I feel so lucky to be on both High Hopes and Magnolias DT. I will be back to post again tomorrow...I just couldn't wait to tell ya' all my Fabulous News!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

It is finally getting warmer in our area of Saskatchewan....after a week long deep freeze. I took my "Buddy" for a walk yesterday and will be able to today as well. Oh.. I so hope.. it stays warm for longer than 2 days. In fact an early spring is exactly what we

See the balloons on this card?...I finally played with the Cricut I got for Xmas!! Wow ....there are so many possibilities with this little machine and it cuts like a dream. I'm hoping to use it that I know how.

The Adorable Scotty Dog is from High Hopes Stamps

The Lovely Tilda is from Magnolia

The sentiment is from Gelatins.

I made this card to enter in Katherina's Blog Candy Challenge and used her Fabulous sketch

I also wanted to participate in this weeks Tilda & Co Challenge which was to use string on the card. I have string on the balloons and gold string for the necklace and bracelet I added on the Tilda. You will probably need to click to enlarge the photo to see these items.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and Twinkling h20's to color the dog and Tilda.

I used diamond glaze on the cake (candle and flower) and the dogs nose.

On with the recipe........

Stamps - High Hopes Stamps "Scotty Dog", Tilda from Magnolia, sentiment from Gelatins.

Paper - whisper white, choc chip, autumn leaves, k&company, wild asparagus.

Ink - versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, bashful blue, buckaroo blue

Accessories - Cricut, scalloped scissors, string, brads, ribbon, stickles, stardust pens, scribbles, glitter, stitching, bling, diamond glaze.

Anyone interested in the Magnolia stamps?... you can email me and I will send you Phoebe's (The Town Scrapper) contact info.

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

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!

Excellent Blogger Award

I have been awarded this Prestigious award by Beth, Sophia, Laurence and Marja. These ladies each have Excellent blogs showcasing Gorgeous Creations and tutorials. ....and I'm so honored that they included my blog for this award!! Thank you all so much!! (click on their names to check out their Fabulous blogs!!)

Now I am to choose more blogs for this award......I have too many! I will only name a few..... but..I consider everyone in my ever growing blog roll worthy of this award!!

Grab some coffee, tea or soda pop and check out these Talented ladies by clicking on their names. They all have Excellent blogs!!...You'll be busy for awhile....







Monday, February 18, 2008

Sing & Dance

This is a holiday weekend here in Canada. Today is called "Family Day". I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

On Saturday we went to Sasaktoon (4 hrs away) to visit my Mother. The roads were terrible and we had to go at a snails pace most of the way home. We had a good visit my mother though...and she is doing very well at 89 yrs. young.

Here is my card for today...I love these happy geese....This stamp is called, "Gertie, Millie & Hattie" and is from High Hopes Stamps

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's. The birthday wishes is embossed. I used this weeks SC163 Sketch. Klick on the small image at the top for a larger view.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps, Hot off the Press

Paper: whisper white, blue bayou, wild asparagud, paperbilities, k&c

Ink: versafineblack, close to cocoa, bordering blue

Accessories: ribbon, pearls, flowers, embossing

I will be back in a few days with a Wonderful award I recieved from some Fabulous blogger buddies.

Have a Day!!...Thank you for looking!..and all your Wonderful comments!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!

I hope everyone is having a Fabulous Valentines Day!!...My hubby just called a short while ago to say he has to work overtime...(lol...he'll have to make that up on the weekend). Since he won't be home for supper...I have time to post!

This will probably be my last Valentine card for this year. But never say never right?

To make this card I participated in the SC color challenge..(tempting turquoise, green gallore and kraft). This was really something new for me..I usually don't use such bright colors....and I kept finding myself trying to tone it down. I also used the SC146 sketch.

The image is from High Hopes Stamps. There are a few stamps there with these cute little possums. I will have another card in the near future with a pair of them. They have so many Great new stamps and always more blows my mind. Crissy Armstrong is the main artist for High Hopes and she always comes up with the most fabulous designs. She also makes the most Gorgeous cards.....You can check out her gallery here....Crissy's Gallery

On to the recipe...

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps (Overwheming Love), Michaels, SU Paisley

Paper: whisper white, tempting turquoise, kraft, green galore

Ink: versafine black, tempting turquoise, close to cocoa, choc chip, bordering blue, garden green

Accessories: robins nest, ribbon, CB hearts, fiskars punches, stickles, stardust pens, stitching

Techniques: Prismacolor Pencils (OMS) and H20's

If you have any questions feel free to ask...or email me.

Thank you for Looking everyone and Thank You for all your Wonderful comments!!

"Buddy Love"

Just had to show him off a little .....He's ready to go outside here and is certainly eye-catching with his little coat isn't he?

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Divine and Mine!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Our weather continues to be very cold...I can't believe Valentines Day is almost here. Seems like it was just Christmas. I hope spring and warm weather come as quickly.

I have Valentine Card today. The sentiments on this card are computer generated. They were inspired by a wall hanging my daughter bought for our last wedding aniversary.

The main image is a High Hopes Stamp called "Snuggle Lions". Don't they look in love? You can find this stamp by clicking right here.

I combined 3 challenges on this card....a first for me......the SC160 sketch, WT150 ways to use it and the CC150 color challenge. It was fun!

The border was made with the Fiskars punch. This is the first time I used it...great punch!!

Prismacolor Pencils, Twinkling H20's and acrylic paint (accents) were used to color the image.

Stamps: High Hopes "Snuggle Lions"

Paper: whisper white, blue bayou, soft sky, costco red

Ink: versafine black, blue bayou, soft sky, real red, close to cocoa, creamy caramel

Accessories: ribbon, bling, stitching, stickles, stardust pen

Techniques: prismacolor pencils, watercoloring, acrylic paint

Have a Great Day! and Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

High Hopes Feb "Project of the Month"

Hi Everyone.....I'm back with a card using the High Hopes "Project of the Month" stamps. You can purchase these stamps on sale for the month of Feb. Aren't they just the cutest? You get the Posing Bunny stamp, Hoppy Easter sentiment and 3 different little easter eggs that are so fun to color and use for accents.

I use to think....Easter Cards? Why would I need them? But I do ...I do....I don't know why I never realized this My Mother for instance ..(living 3 hrs away) would love one. Easter cards are like a Touch of Spring ...usually using such bright and happy colors.....So...I thought and I thought and now I have a list of who I need them

On to the recipe....

I used the Splitcoast SC161 sketch for this card.

Stamps: All from High Hopes Stamps Feb Project of the Month Special

I used liquid applique on the tail and neck. I added glitter to it before letting it dry. I have never used this before and was very pleased with the results. All the scallops were done with the scissors and the coluzzle.

Paper: whisper white, colorbox textured, provocraft slab 6,

Ink: versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, bordering blue, blue bayou, bashful blue, garden green

Accessories: ribbon, stickles, glitter, stardust pens, cuttlebug corner, liquid applique, bling, acrylic paint

Techniques: prismacolor pencils, h20's, acrylic paint

Thanks for looking and all your Wonderful comments!!

Have a Great Day!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Birthday Card and Kimmie's Kreation Celebration

Wow!! You have got to check out the Fabulous Celebration going on at Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner!Kimmie is celebrating her Birthday/Blogoversary all week long with Fun Challenges and Great prizes!!

The name of the celebration is Kimmie's Kreation Celebration and clicking on the title link will take you to the first day. If you've never been to her blog be prepared to be there awhile. Not only is Kim an Amazing Designer and her creations Awesome...she is entertaining and has a great sense of humour. I've enjoyed reading her blog and been inspired by her work since I first began stamping and am still always amazed and surprised at what she comes up with.

One of the place Kim designs for is High Hopes I had inside info on her birthday....and she actually got this card in time. Yay!! I hope you have an Awesome week Kim!!

This card is a case of one of Trina's cards from Trina's Timeless Treasures. I have always admired this card....among others ...I'll be asking to case some of her other fabulous cards for sure...for one thing I really don't need permission......why?....cause.. "I'm the Mama" view her here.

Stamps - American Art Stamp...Emerson Quillin. SU- It's your Birthday.

Paper - whisper white, dcwv glitter stack and textured, Michael's

Ink - creamy caramel, close to cocoa, versafine black, old olive

Accents - ribbon, brads, bling, sakura stasdust pen, flowers, cuttlebug corners

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's

Reminding also that High Hopes Stamps has their Project of the Month up for Feb. A Gorgeous set of Easter stamps at a great price!... Check it out will be back with a card using these stamps very soon.....

It's a crime but I've got to go and make supper'd rather be stampin'.

Have a Great Day and Thanks for looking!!!