Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Cow ya doing?" - High Hopes Ch#24

It's time for another High Hopes Challenge....and this week it's called Creative Borders and is brought to you by Yours I would like to see any kind of border on your card, punched, buttons, lace, brads, sure to go to the High Hopes blog for some fabulous ideas and inspiration. Join in...and you will have a chance to win the stamps I've used in the above card........"Maribelle Cow" and the sentiment, "Cow ya doing?.

I think Maribelle has got to be Absolutely the Cutest Cow...and she is super fast to color.....I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and a bit of twinkling h20's to deepen the shade a bit. Acrylic white paint is what I use for the white dots.I have added an extra bell and tuff of hair to Mariebelle....only raising them both up partially for dimension. Maribelle and the sentiment and the whole panel are raised with pop dots. I added gold stickles to the bell.

The borders on the outside are actually gingham fabric ...I cut them in strips and sewed them down to the front CS using the zig zag easy.....I thought I might have a problem but it sewed through perfectly! I then glued on the corners.....which is just a little distressed square of red cs in which I have attached the flowers with a brad. I used a border punch for the layer in the back of the image.

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

Paper - GP white, bazill, paper studio, k&company

Accessories - flowers, brads, fabric, cord, jute, shimmerz, stickles, stitching, border punch

Have a Great Day Everyone!!.... and Thank you so much for your Lovely Comments!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Awards and Goodies I've recieved!

I've received more Fabulous Awards from these Lovely Talented ladies!! Thank you so much Gals!!...I'm passing these Awards on to all the Wonderful people that visit this blog! Grab yourself a cup of coffee or whatever your pleasure is and click on their names to visit their Fabulous blogs!!

Judy - Agnes - Alina

Josianne - Jo - Danielle


I've received some Wonderful goodies the last few month........This top one is Fabulous blog candy I won from Mel....Thank you Mel....I'm going to enjoy these goodies!

This next one is from my Dear friend Tina Bentley......she is so kind and Amazing!!...see those lovely pins?..she made them herself....they are just Beautiful!!..She also sends treats for Buddy...He just goes crazy sniffing the pkgs she sends...and won't leave me alone till I give him Thanks again to you soon !!

This last one is a surprise for my lovely friend Maria Jesus......Thanks MJ....I'm already using these stickles!!

Again...Click on their names to visit their Amazing blogs!!

I'll be back again with the High Hopes challenge card on Sunday. Take Care and have a Fabulous weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time for BlogCandy!!! ...Now Closed!!!

The Blog Candy Winners!!.... are.........

Here are your random numbers:8 Timestamp: 2009-03-24 22:49:25 UTC ...................Tammi

Tammi said... Wow, amazing blog candy Ila! Congrats on your hits, you have an awesome blog, I just love coming here and looking at your beautiful creations! Thanks for the chance to win! (In case I do, I'm leaving on vacation and won't be back online until the 29th).I have many Easter cravings, lol, but def. love the Reese's Eggs...and the Milky Way Bunnies! I think I'll go eat one now! ;) Yum!


Here are your random numbers:134 Timestamp: 2009-03-24 23:22:44 UTC ................ Kelly

Kelly Schelske said... Yay Ila! Your blog is outstanding no wonder the hit counter is going crazy!! My fav would definitely be Reese's PB eggs, so much better tahtn cups...not sure why, but I love 'em!!Linked to you on my sidebar as well:-)Have a super weeekend,Kelly

Thank you all so much for entering this candy....answering the question and your lovely comments!!....I've enjoyed reading about all the Easter much...that I had to stop at the store yesterday and pick up some peanut butter eggs, marshmallow chocolate coated eggs.....and malted candy coated Robins Eggs. ...Yum!...Now I am just waiting for some hot cross buns to hit our grocery



__________________________________________________________________ I am amazed at how fast that counter keeps going up.....and very Thankful for your Comments and your visits!!.....To celebrate (with the generous help of High Hopes) I am offering two separate candies..... The top one includes......The High Hopes stamps shown - Autumn Leaves Fresh Paisley Adhesive Mat stack - Recollections bling brads - Sakura Quickie Glue Pen - Assorted pretty lace and 10 metal charms.

For the 2nd candy I will mail out these Fabulous High Hopes Bunnies - as shown in the above photo.

Everyone is welcome to enter. If you would like to spread the word that would be Wonderful but is not a requirement to enter. I do however have a question for you all......What is your favorite Easter craving?? it candy or food.

I am only going to run this candy till Monday night....I will announce the winner on Tuesday March 24. Easter is on its way and I want to get these mailed out quickly thereafter.

Good Luck Everyone!! and Thanks again!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Joy" - High Hopes Ch#23

This week's HH challenge is brought to us by the totally talented Niki!!! The fun challenge this week is called Buttons Galore!....Stop in at the HH Challenge Blog to see all the creative and Fabulous designs the Divas have made......Join in ...and you'll have a chance to win a couple of really cute High Hopes stamps!

The Sweet Bunny I've used on this card is called "Curious Bunny" ....I've also used the Splitcoaststampers SK220 to make this card.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and Twinkling h20s to color this image.

The image panel is popped up on foam tape....and the bow and butterfly are partially popped up. I've used glitter on the butterfly and bow.... a little Shimmerz (angel wings) on the flower. I've attached the Joy charm with wire to a bit of gold chain I purchased at Dollarama.

Papers - GP white, SU, DCWV

Ink - versafine black, mellow moss, creamy caramel, old olive marker

Accessories - flowers, buttons, glitter, stickles, lace , embroidery floss, stitching, piercing, charm, nesties, shimmerz, wire, chain

We're having some strange weather here.......we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground and it is raining.......road conditions are going to be very icy by tonight. But hey!!...rain...that's a sign of spring that's a good!!

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

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Happy Easter" - High Hopes Ch#22

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is brought to us by our lovely Guest Diva Diana. She would like to see you make cards without patterned paper!!....Kind of scary isn't it?....I was amazed though at how easy and fun it actually is!!....I've had the flower I used on this card for almost a year.....I thought it was so Cute when I bought it ...but discovered it lost most of its shine on a busier type of though...I think it looks great!!

Be sure to stop in at the HH Challenge Blog to see all the creative and Fabulous designs the Divas have made......Join in ...and you'll have a chance to win a couple of really cute High Hopes stamps!

The Cute Bunny I've used for this card is from High Hopes recent HOTP stamps and is called "Bunny with Gift". The sentiment is called "Dot Happy Easter" and is from an older release.

I used the SC219 sketch to make this card and colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils (oms) and Twinkling h20's.

The Bunny panel and the sentiment are both raised with foam pop ups.

I used scribbles, velvet flock and glitter on the Bunny tail and under his neck. I also used glitter on a few placed on the egg. Although it is hard to see..there is diamond glaze on the Bunny's nose and teeth.

Paper - GP white, Treasures and bazill CS

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, mellow moss, apricot appeal, pretty in pink, old olive marker

Accessories - flowers, brads, pearls, lace, CB folders - circles and swiss dot, stitching

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!!..........and Thank You so much for your Lovely Comments!!..They always make my day.....and I appreciate every one of them!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

"Be Mine" - Magnolia DT

Is it too late for Valentines??....Ahh....maybe we'll just call this a Love card....the colors are a little non traditional anyway.....

I've used one of the new Magnolia Love Collection stamps on this card......."LC09 Be Mine" ...As soon as I saw this stamp I thought of this little Tilda from the Magnolia New Year 2008 Collection ..."NY08 Dreamy Tilda". She almost seems to fit on I've also used Jacquelines sketch here from a past Friday Sketchers. Thanks for the great sketch Jacqueline!!

The images were colored with prisamacolor pencils (oms), twinkling h20's and a copic E00 skin white marker for the skin (face and hands).

I used the SU Paisley background Stamp and Sahara Sand ink to give the white cs a little bit of texture. (heart, white layer and scrolls)

Quick Kutz die for the scrolls. Nesties for the scalloped heart. Cuttle bug die for the corners. Martha Stewart punches for the foliage.

Shimmerz on the flowers. Glitter on Tilda's wings, lace, be mine lace, scrolls and brads.

Tilda and Be Mine are popped up with foam dots.....and then the whole heart for added dimension.

Paper - GP white, Michael's white, Magnolia CS, dcwv and Fancy Pants (sweetpea), green scraps for leaves.

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, garden green, sahara sand

Accessories - pearls. bling, ribbon, cord, flowers, brads trim, stitching, Cuttle bug, MS punches

Hm counter is getting higher and higher......Wow!.....almost 150,000 hits......Just about time to celebrate with some candy in the near future!!

We are on the road again this weekend.......we're going to visit my 90 yr old mother who lives almost 4 hrs away!....It will be so good to see her!!

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Happy Easter" - High Hopes Challenge #20

I'm a little late for the High Hopes Challenge #20...but I just had to try my hand at "That Fuzzy Feeling". This fun challenge is brought to you this week by the very talented Jeanne!! Be sure to go to the High Hopes Challenge blog to see the Gorgeous DT work and join in for a chance to win some Fabulous High Hopes stamps.

The Cute High Hopes Bunny I used for this card is called "Posing Bunny" The sentiment is computer generated and SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds on the Wild Wasabi paper.

The bunny is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's.

For the fuzzy feeling I've scribbled on shiny white scribbles on the tail and part under his neck ...and then added white velvet flock. I also used colorful fibres threaded through the holes in the scallops. I've added glitter to the inside of the ears.

The scalloped background, bunny panel and the sentiment are all popped up with foam dots.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, bordering blue, old olive, creamy caramel, garden green

Papers - GP white, k&company, wild wasabi, blue bayou

Accessories - brad, flowers, lace velvet flock, fibres, scribbles, scallop punch, glitter, Martha Stewart fern punch.

It has actually been warming up here a little. But I understand snow is on its way. Winter is far from over in this part of the country.

We visited our daughter Trina over the weekend. We had a great time .....did a little shopping and even played some Wii Sports. In fact we even bought one on sale while we were down there. My hubby really likes the golfing.....and I really kicked butt with the boxing of fun!!

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