Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Eve in Edwin's Town

Christmas is just around the corner and there is so much excitement in my house for the big day.  Children make the holiday so much happier, I can't even remember what it was like before they came along. I only have 1 more present left to wrap and 1 cake to bake and I am all set and ready for Sunday. I hope you are taking time to enjoy the season and not too stressed getting ready for it.  I think sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to shop and prepare and stressing ourselves out instead of just enjoying this happy time of year and being thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives.

Anyways, I'd like to share with you a side-step card I made using Edwin's Town, Tilda with Lantern, and Edwin on Christmas Eve.

I also used the fence Doohickey die and the Memory Box Frosty Border die . My image was colored with copics and I also used colored pencils for shading and highlighting.  I used some gold pearls to embellish the snowflakes and around my Edwin image.

That's it for me today. I hope you liked my card! :) I am working on another card that I'll try to post before Christmas but if I don't,  I'd like to wish everyone who visits me here at my blog a very healthy and happy Christmas and I'd like to thank you all who take the time to leave me lovely comments. I love and appreciate all of you!

Well I'm off to my kids' school (I am room parent for the 8th grade class) and help them set up for their Christmas party! Take care xo.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Christmas Living Room

Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you my project for the "lots of stars" challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. I had fun making this tabletop decoration. I think I'll make one for other holidays too.  I used a round box lid for the base of my project and created my scene inside.

In this photo above, I used the following Magnolias:

Lightning Edwin
Tilda with Teddybear

In this photo above, I used the following Magnolias:

Happy Spring Tilda
Magnolia puppy
Sweat Christmas Dreams text

In this photo above, I used the following Magnolias:
Sweet Christmas Tilda
Basket of presents (peeking out behind Tilda)

I made the Christmas tree by cutting out graduating sized stars with my Cricut Expression.  Then I used my scorpal to score the stars so the points would bend down a bit to look more like branches.  Then I poked a hole through the middle of all the stars with a skewer biggest to smallest star to create my tree.  See photos below:

I also used a small spellbinder die to cut out a bunch of gold stars for the tree ornaments and also used some WOC flowers, string of beads, candy cane and star charm ornament from Michael's.

My daughter already called dibs on this one. I'm glad she liked it!  Please visit the beautiful creations from my teammies at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and please join in on this months challenge for your chance to win a fantastic prize from Magnolia-licious.  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 5, 2011

TOMIC - Challenge 27

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend!? Christmas is in the air and today at TOMIC our challenge is to make a shaker card.  So I made a card in the shape of a snowglobe. 

The top part is the shaker part of my card.   I wanted to create a nighttime scene so I could use my Santa and Reindeer sillouette against the moon. Can you see it? I used the polar white flowersoft as my snow so when you shake my card it looks like snow falling.


Papers: Magnolia
Stamps: Tilda with Cross Stitch Heart, Stone Wall, bird, and moon all by Magnolia
Misc.: snowflake ribbon, spellbinder die, flowersoft, copics for coloring

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you liked my card today and can let me know what you think. See you next time!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Make It Colourful Challenge

Good morning everyone! Todays challenge at MIC is to color something white.  I created this card for today's challenge:

I love these MIC background scenes. They go so well with the Magnolia images (especially with my favorite Santa image). This winter scene is called Little Village Scene and can be found HERE and so can those fun chipboard snowflakes.

So I used a few different combinations of copic colors to color various white items on this card.  For my Santa, I chose to use the W's (more specifically they are W3, W1, W00) to color Santa's beard, socks, and fur trim.  For the picket fence I chose the C's (more specifically they are C5, C3, C1, C00). For the snow I again used the C's but also used B000 to change it up. I like this combination best.

Sadly, this will be my last post for MIC. I've decided to step down from the design team due to time constraints and being so busy in my life right now. I've thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this amazing team. My coloring has improved SO much since joining them and I learned so much from Zoe and my other fellow DT mates. Thanks Zoe!! I'll miss you gals!! :'(

Well, that's it for today. I'm off to Christmas shop! Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 31, 2011

TOMIC - Create a basket

It's time again for another challenge at TOMIC.  Our theme this week is to make a basket.  So I scoured the internet and came across several basket tutorials on Splitcoaststampers. In the gallery I saw the cutest picnic basket but there was no tutorial on how to make it.  I could have purchased a template for $6 or $7 if I wanted but decided to just try and make it on my own.  So here is how it turned out:

I cut several 1 inch strips of yellow paper. Then I brushed the edges with some dark brown ink so when I weaved the strips together there would be a little color dividing the strips. I have 5 rows vertically and 3 rows horizontally. I used a spellbinder die for the lid. I think it turned out really cute.  All I have to do is add a rectangular piece of cardboard or chipboard to the inside of the basket and then I can put some Christmas cookies or some muffins/quick breads and give it to someone as a small gift.

This cute Magnolia image is from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection and she is called Tilda With Candy Cone. I colored her with the following copic colors: E11, E00, E000, R27, R24, R22, R20, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, E35, E33, E31, G21, G20, YR23, Y23, Y21, Y000. I used the poinsettia doohickey die from Magnolia and also some WOC flowers to help embellish this project.

Well that's it for now. Hope you liked my project today and can let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Fun

Happy Fall Y'all! That's what this inspiration photo says to me:

What do you think of our photo inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog this week? Doesn't it scream fall to you? The leaves here where I live are just beginning to change color now and it looks like the colors will be beautiful this year.  Here is the card I made for today's challenge:

My stair step card today is choc-ful of images that I picked up from Magnolia-licious.  Here is the list of stamps used:

Tilda in Autumn Leaves
Is This Your Egg? - Edwin
Scarecrow Tilda
Row of Trees - stamped out 3 times and cut out

I also got this house from Magnolia-licious but it doesn't seem to be in stock at the moment (I believe it's an Alota Rubberstamps stamp).  The fence / pumpkins is from MIC - Eerie Scene Digi Stamp. 

If you want to play along with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog, just create your fall card and upload it to Mr. Linky over at the Challenge blog.  You could be the winner of a gift certificate to Magnolia-licious and pick up some of those sweet new Christmas Maggies!  See you there!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homespun Tilda

Hello everyone! Today at Make It Colourful our challenge for the next two weeks is to color snow. Zoe has just released some more Winter/Holiday themed scenic images. These images are just gorgeous and will combine beautifully with so many other stamp lines.  Today I combined Gift Way with this sweet Magnolia.

 Homespun Tilda is from the 2007 Magnolia's Winter/Christmas line. I love all the new images Magnolia has coming out but I do like to revisit these sweet whimsical old fashioned Tildas too.   If you have any, you should pull them out - I bet you'll fall in love with them again like I did.

So the colors I used to color my snow with are C1, C00, BG0000. Mainly, those colors were used in the shadows. I think I will try using a slightly darker shade of gray and blue as the color seems to fade a bit when you photograph it.
Well thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join us at Make It Colourful for this challenge. Remember ** our challenges now run for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to join us. See you there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Swimming Tilda

It's time for another challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. Our challenge this week is to use the colors green, blue, white/clear on our project. Here is my card:

This is Swimming Tilda and I've had her colored for awhile and couldn't wait to use it. The colors worked well for this challenge.  I first got this idea from Paola's awesome blog HERE.   I used a flower soft diplay globe and added some Robin's Nest baubles to simulate air bubbles and turned the card into a shaker card. The seaweed is from Make It Crafty - chipboard cutouts.  The flowers and ribbon were in my DT package from Magnolia.  These papers worked perfectly here and I got them from Love to Stamp  and are by Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer) and Jillibean Soup (Spotted Owl) paper packs.

I hope you can join us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog, you could be the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate. Please visit the challenge blog to see all the other fabulous creations from my talented teammies! Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Magnolia Halloween Card

Today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog, we have a photo inspiration for you.  Here is the spoooky photo:

And here is my interpretation of the photo:

Today, I have used Tilda with Spiderweb that I got from Magnolia a few years ago and paired her up with a MIC background.  I also used some doohickey dies also from Magnolia. I used Basic Grey papers and the black tinsel ribbon I got last year from Walmart (I think).

This was a fun card to put together. I hope you like it  and can let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting me today! Have a great day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

TOMIC - Challenge 17

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend?  Well, today at TOMIC we have a sketch challenge and an inspiration photo for you.

Inspiration photo

Here is the card I created with these 2 themes:

This is Tilda with Cat from the Pet Collection 2009. My papers are by Magnolia and flowers from WOC. Everything else on my card can be found at Michael's Arts & Crafts.

I do hope you can play along with us at TOMIC this week. You could win an amazing prize sent to you from Magnolia! See you there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sitting Witch Tilda

It's time for another Magnolia-licious Challenge. We have a color challenge for you today and the colors are orange, brown, and teal.  Today I made a candy bucket tabletop decoration:

Unfortunately, the teal color I used didn't photograph quite as "teal" colored as I hoped.  I used Sitting Witch Tilda  by Magnolia.  I also used a couple images from Whimsy stamps which I thought worked well in this project.

Copic colors used today are:  E99, E97, E95, E39, E35, E33, E31, E57, E55, E53, E51, C1, C00, Y000

It sure was fun picking out the brown and orange M&Ms to fill this bucket LOL! I'm stuffed! ;) As for the bucket, I can't quite remember where I got it from but it can only be from Michael's or Joanne Fabrics.
I hope you like my little project today. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 15

Our challenge today at TOMIC is coordinating with this month's issue of Magnolia Ink which has a chocolate theme.  So here is my creation for today:

I used that sweet cupcake template that Lillemor created and was in the Magnolia Ink chocolate issue. I love this little basket and it was so easy to make. Wouldn't it be cute for little party favors for your child's birthday?

This adorable Tilda is Oops Tilda from the "A Little Yummy For Your Tummy Collection."   I also used the butterfly and swirl doohickey dies from Magnolia to accent this project and my papers are digital papers from Nitwits. That fun pink fringe that I used to mimick frosting is from Love To Stamp - love that stuff!

For my BLOG CANDY, please visit HERE.

If you haven't picked up this month's Magnolia Ink issue, you definately need to get this Chocolate issue - it is positively YUMMY! ;) Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Paris Tilda

Hello everyone! This is a prescheduled post as I will be on vacation most of August and not around blogland very much. I will be on the net on and off though.  Just catching up on some R & R before the school season starts up and the cooler weather moves in. Hope you all have been enjoying your summer vacation and the sunny hot weather!

So, today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog, our color challenge this week is to use Black and White and/or Monochromatic colors. This was a tough one for me as I've never colored in monochromatic or just black and white colors before.  Here's how my card turned out:

I've had these 2 Magnolia images for awhile and never had that chance to use them. But when I saw the inspiration photo for this challenge, I had to pull them out. Here is the photo to inspire us:


Paris Tilda and Eiffel Tower from Magnolia
Postcard BG Stamp by Whimsy - Love To Stamp
Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Accents
Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 4
MFT rolled flower die
DCWV La Creme paper stack

Well, that's it for now. Hope you like my card today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!