Monday, June 30, 2008

Blog Candy Alerts!!

Michelle at Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles is offering fabuous blog candy to celebrate all her blog hits!!

Nikki at Bunny-Zoe's Blog is also celebrating all her blog hits with Wonderful blog candy!!

Be sure to go to both of these Fabulous ladies blogs to see their Gorgeous!!creations and learn how to enter their blog candy!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

High Hopes June "Project of the Month" and Sneak Peek!

I had hoped to have a card made with High Hopes fabulous "Project of the Month Special" up this week....but it is a work in progress and I have to leave for the weekend again. Time is running out for this months special and I want to make sure you all know about it.

I am showing you the project I made previously featuring two of the stamps in this months Fabulous Special....which is this Cute Medicine Man and Jungle Leaves Corner..for more info on this to see this post

This months Special includes Medicine Man - Bubbling Brew - Doctor is In and Jungle Leaves Corner

You can view two Gorgeous!! cards created by Katharina and Dawn with the June "POTM Special" right here

Here is another Sneak Peek of High Hopes Fabulous New Release!!...Coming Soon!!

Thanks for looking and your fabulous comments ...which always Make My Day!!

Have a Safe and Wonderful Weekend Everyone!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Magnolia Breast Cancer Card, High Hopes Sneak Peek & Award!!

The Magnolia used on this Breast Cancer Card is ROSA Tilda med rosbukett Isn't she adorable? I plan to use her for regular cards as well. The little ribbon on her shirt is an optional stamp included with her. I stamped it out and glued it to the shirt.

I purchase this stamp from Phebe at Town Scrapper You can see all the Magnolia Pink Collections here

The fabulous sentiment is from a set of stamps I won from Aud at My Little Corner. Aud actually sells and creates these wonderful stamps among others. Be sure to check her Wonderful blog to see her Gorgeous creations and her stamps!!

I used my wonderful nestabilites again...and the flower in the center of the sentiment is made of a type of hard plastic...very cute.

Paper - whisper white, dcwv, basic grey, wild asparagus

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Accessories - flowers, ribbon, brads, stickles, glitter, nestabilites and stitching.

Time for another High Hopes New Release Sneak Peak!!! Keep watching for more Sneak Peeks of these Fabulous stamps!!!


I was recently given a Unique 4 star Award by Jay Jay at Jay Jay's Kreative Welt. Thank you so Much Jay Jay...I am so honored. Be sure to visit Jay Jay's Fabulous Blog....her creations are Beautiful!!I am going to give this Award to my daughter Trina at Trina's Timeless Treasures. Trina is one of the Design Team members for the Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge Blog. Be sure to check out her Fabulous blog !

That's it for today...Thanks for looking everyone and your Wonderful comments!! Have a great Day!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Magnolia Breast Cancer Card, New Challenge Blog & High Hopes Sneak Peek!!

We are back from our little holiday. Everyone of our kids showed up and we had a Great time!! The weather was pretty good...some rain..but not enough to spoil anything.

This weekend we are off again to our nephew's graduation. Then we will be home for a few weeks. Hopefully I will get more stamping done!!

This breast cancer card was 1 of the few sent to Phebe at Town Scrapper. I used the cute little "ROSA Tilda-I Love Pink" stamp from Magnolia ..You can see all the Magnolia Pink collection right here. I purchased this stamp from Phebe at Town Scrapper

I used the computer to make the sentiment and the SU word window punch to cut it out. Image is colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) h20's and acrylic white paint for accents.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, color box orchid pastel

Paper - whisper white, creative imaginations, dcwv

Accessories - pink satin ribbon, brad, cb paisley folder, stickles, glitter and stitching.

New Challenge Blog Alert!!!!

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

The first Challenge start Friday June 27th with a prize offered!!

Good Luck and Congratulations Hannah and Zoe on the new challenge blog!!!

Be sure everyone not only to check out Crafty Monkeys but also to visit Hannah's and Zoe's blog to see their Fabulous creations. (just click on their names)

I leave you all with a sneak peak of the High Hopes New Release coming out soon!! These new stamps are Absolutely Fabulous!!! You are all going to Love them!!!

Keep watching for more Sneak Peeks and blog candy featuring some of these fabulous new stamps!!

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

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Blog Candy Alert!!

Jacqueline at Creja Kaarten is having a Fabulous Blog Candy giveaway to celebrate 10.000 hits in just 5 months!!! Be prepared to spend a good deal of time at Jacqueline's blog looking at her Gorgeous creations!!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Father's Day Card

Just dropping in to show you the Father's Day card I made for hubby. He has just recently got into golfing....and loves it. This was a quick card I made for him.

We are on holidays for a week. I have spent most of the week packing to get ready to go to the lake. We are off in the morning and won't be back till Monday. Every year we rent a cabin and all our kids come out at one time or another. This year we will all be together for most of the stay. It will be great!!

Back to the card....

Stamps - Stamping Bella Golf Fella, computer generated sentiment

Paper - Whisper white, Kraft, Micheal's CS and open stock PP

Ink - Versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Accesories - cold, eyelets, stardust pens, word window punch, computer, nestabilites

The image was colored with primacolor pencils(oms) and h20's

Blog candy alert......Caz at Stamping & Chirpin Corner is offering Wonderful blog candy...Check out her Fabulous blog!!

Thanks for looking everyone! ...and your wonderful comments!!

Have a Great Week!! I won't be seeing you till after Monday!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Holidays!! Cute Card Thursday!

I was so inspired by all the Xmas cards for last weeks Cute Card Thursday..that I made this Xmas card for this weeks challenge.......which is to use brads, buttons and ribbon.

This Cute Snowlady is from High Hopes and is called "Snow Sweet Snowlady". I just love the little bird sitting so relaxed and happy on her shoulder.

I was happy to use my basic grey figgy pudding paper here. Because it was so popular last year was always on back I received it rather late in the season....and hardly got to use it. I have to wonder what paper it will be this year that I will be drooling over.

For the layout of this card I used the SC180 sketch...what a great sketch to work with!!

The Snowlady and sentiment is set on foam dimensionals.

I used diamond glaze on the birds beak and the candy cane. Glitter for the base and stickles for everything else that sparkles.

The ribbon was something I never thought I would use...goes to show ..never say

Image was colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and h20's. Details are white acrylic paint.

Stamps - High Hopes "Snow Sweet Snow Lady", SU Warmest Regards

Paper - whisper white, always artichoke, michaels, basic grey

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue, creamy caramel

Accessories - ribbon, brads, buttons, stickles, glitter, diamond glaze, stitching, swiss dot cb folder, nesties, cord.

We have gotten a lot of rain this past few days. Everything is so beautifully green and fresh smelling. We've been very lucky no really severe storms although we have had warnings.

I received an this award from Alex at Funkelzauber's Stamping World this week. Thank you so much Alex. Check out her blog is Fabulous!!

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

Stampin' Granny Challenge!!

Deb at Stampin' on the Mountain (aka..Stampin' Granny....Gosh! don't ya' all just love that name?) has some Fabulous candy up for grabs!! All you have to do is make a white card. Deb has some Gorgeous examples on her blog for you to see...among other Fabulous creations!! You have to hurry though cause this Challenge is over on Sunday at 12:00 a.m.

Well...I did not find making an all white card as easy as I thought it would be...but I am happy with this card. So Thanks Deb!!..for a great challenge!!!

I used my nestabilites to make the scalloped frame. I use inked it with versamark...added SU heat n' stick powder....heated it up and then added Martha Stewart fine glitter. I then popped it up with foam dimensionals.

Tip!.....So I wouldn't muck up the front of the frame....I put a foam dimensional on the back before using versamark and then used a craft tweezers to hold onto the foam so I could add the powders and glitter.

So this pretty well wraps it up......white cs.....friend cuttlebug embossing, ribbon, glitter and a bit of stitching and distressing...(of course).

Do you ever wonder why I add distressing so much??..Well I do love the look...but...I swear I can't cut straight half the the distressing takes the stress out of that problem somewhat....I also tend to glue my panels on crookedly very often too....again.....distressing helps with that as well. Me and my dirty little

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tilda & Kitty-DT

I used the sketch from this last weeks Friday Sketchers. Kimmie at Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner supplied this Fabulous sketch! I also made this card to participate in the Tilda & Co challenge which is to use swirls on your creation this week.

Tilda and her Kitty are both from Magnolia. Tilda is called - VA08 Tilda med kvast and the Kitty is - SA07 Tildas Katt . You can click on their names to find these Cuties. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I used prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's to color...and white acrylic paint for accents.

The Tilda base and Kitty are popped up with foam dimensionals. The bottom green layer has been embossed with the CB swirl folder, the corner is a CB die and the burgundy swirls are a Sizzix die.

The red netting trim is a goodie from Bernie at CraftyB...(thanks Bernie)

Paper - whisper white, cardstock base and assorted beautiful pp from Magnolia....Always Artichoke, Michaels, Wild Asparagus

Ink - Versafine black, creamy caramel, barely banana

Accessories - flowers, button, brads, pearls, glitter, stickles, lace from Magnolia, netting, ribbon, CB swirl folder and corner, sizzix die for scrolls

I will leave you with a link for some Wonderful Blog Candy!!

Donalda at Enjoying The Journey has Fabulous die cuts up for grabs!! While your there gaze upon at her Gorgeous creations!!

That's it for today. We're in for rain tomorrow. I'm hoping to get some more stamping done.

Have a Great Day Everyone....Thanks for looking and for all your Wonderful comments!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Summer Fun ATC

I made this ATC to participate in 3 challenges. Tilda and Friends ATC Challenges ...... Tilda and Company ...and The Magnolia DT Challenge ..which is to use one of the first stamps you have.

Tilda is popped up on dimensionals at the top of her. There is some glitter on the water here and there..but it doesn't show up. I added the yellow dots......thinking of the. "Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini" this case it being a 1 piece bathing suit.

I colored it all with prismacolor pencils and h20's.....yellow dots and white accents are acrylic paint. The background with the clouds was an idea I was inspired by with the card Inge sent me for my can see this lovely card in this post.

Stamps.....JU07 Tilda badar .......The sun SO-C07 Tildas Sol was shared with me by Claudia Rosa......(Thanks Claudia) You can find all these stamps at Magnolia store

Paper - whisper white, always artichoke

Ink - Bashful blue, creamy caramel

Accessories - label maker, cord, glitter

Thanks for looking everyone....and for your lovely comments!!!

Have a Wonderful Day!!!

Blog Candy Alert

Dorte at Dot Scrap is offering Terrific Blog Candy sponsored by Check out her Fabulous blog to see her Gorgeous creations and for directions on how to enter!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Thoughts!

The weather has been just beautiful I thought I would share this simple quick and happy card. I made it for a swap a short time ago.

Trina gave me this happy little HM image. I tend to only use red for Valentines Day or Xmas...but it seemed to go well here..and it was fun to work with such a happy energetic color.

Stamps - House Mouse

Ink - Versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Paper - whisper white, basic gray, my minds eye

Accessories - ribbon, nesties, brad, glitter.

Have a Great Weekend filled with Happy Thoughts and Sunshine!! Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tagged and Award!

I was Tagged by Marte ...check out her Fabulous!! blog here

Here are the Rules..

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1) Ten years ago:

I lived in a different house three blocks down the street. I was self employed (craft business). I had 3 out of 5 kids living at home.

2) 5 things in today's ”to do”-list-

Stamp and color images..........a bit of gardening......Take Buddy out for a walk......Make my mother and daughter.

3) Snacks I enjoy:

chocolate, ice cream, popcorn...anything with marshmallow.

4) Things I would do if I was a millionaire:

Sponsor another foster child. Help all my kids out. Buy and RV and a new car. Buy some more stamping course!!

5) Places I have lived: Only in Melville, SK.

I've seen this around for awhile (I am a little late with this) so I am not going to tag anyone.....If anyone would like to play let me know so I can see your answers.

I also recieved a Wonderful Award from Jacqueline at Creeja Kaarten. Thank you so much Jacqueline I am so honered to recieve this award from you!!! Be sure to check out her Fabulous Blog....her creations are Beautiful!!

I recieved this award a little while ago so I am going to link you all to this post...


Bye for now....Be back soon!!

More Birthday cards and a RAK

Sorry I am so long in posting. I've had a busy and our twin daughters birthday which we celebrated on Sat. We played games outside during the day and had a late campfire supper. We had a very nice time.

Other than that it has been gardening time!! The weather has been we have been very busy. I have a small vegetable oriental garden in the far back with our fire pit and many perennial gardens closer to the house. I am so lucky this hubby has really put in a lot more time than usual helping me with it is all getting done a little quicker. Actually I mentioned closing down a few of the flower gardens.....(more time for and that is when my DH decided to help....(works for me). Soon I will be back to stamping more.

I have some Gorgeous Birthday cards and a RAK to share with you!

This one is from Patterned Paper along with some fabulous goodies. Check out Inge's blog. Inge is also a DT member for High Hopes and Magnolia (to name a few) and her creations are Super Gorgeous!! This one is from Beth at Sunflowers and Dragonflies. Beth always has the most brilliant tutorials on her blog. I don't think there is a technique that Beth hasn't done.....check out her blog...cause she is always busy sharing something fabulous besides her wonderful creations.

This one is from Flossie at Flossie goes Hi Tech. When I opened this card up was like a celebration in birthday confetti came out all over!! How fun is that? Flossie has a Wonderful blog sure to stop and see her Fabulous will usually come away smilin'.

This is a lovely RAK I've recieved from my friend Tina at Yummy Scrummy Create (Ready Steady Go....) . All the images were wrapped in was like Xmas..opening these all up. Tina's blog is Fabulous and filled with Beautiful Creations! ...plan to stay a while!

I Love everyone of these Beautiful cards girls.....You are all Wonderful!! Thank You So Much and a Big Hug for you all!!

Have a Good Day Everyone!...I'll be back soon......