Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bugaboo Blog Candy!!

Wanna win some AWESOME candy from Bugaboo Stamps? 

 How to be entered in the drawing for this candy package:

1) Become a follower of the Bugaboo blog.
2) Help Jodi spread the word by posting a link on your blog or on your sidebar,
3) Leave a comment 

This blog candy will close at 7 am CST on April 15th 
The winning posting comment number will be drawn courtesy of
Be sure to check back later that day for the winner announcement. 

The candy includes some chipboard tags etc, papers, flower and heart brads, word brads, word rub ons, ribbons, letters, dog, letter, wedding and spring stickers, a bunch of  sparkly embellishments, sticker borders and words, paper flowers..and Im also including a gift certificate to Bugaboo for $21.00 (7 digi stamps)!!

You call this Spring???!!!

It's snowing...that's not what I call Spring!!!  Not fair!

I'm sorry I haven't been around much this past week, I've been down and out with a head/chest infection.  I'm just now starting to feel semi-normal (if that's even possible).  Now my little boy has the same thing, it's certainly made it's rounds in the house.  Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm still here, just trying to rest and re-coup so I can get back to business.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Anything but a card...

That's right, Lindsay challenged us to create anything but a card and that's just what I did.  I created a paper flower jar for my many, many paper flowers.  I just don't like dumping them all out to find the one I want so I used a wide mouth jar (it's a pickle jar) so I can just reach my hand in and grab the one I want.
I used Doodle Flowers from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and made it 3-dimensional by popping a second flower over the original and adding a fun corduroy brad to the center.  I typed up "Paper Flowers" on my computer with the Curlz font.  I painted the lid of my jar with CTMH's Create-a-Shade pearl paint with a few drops of Holiday Red re-inker to make it pink to match my paper from The Paper Studio.  The ribbon around the rim of the lid is from JoAnn's and the brads are from CTMH.  The circle sentiment on top is also from Doodle Flowers.

Here is a picture of the top of my flower jar 

Don't forget to swing by the other DT members blogs to check out there Non-Card creations:

Products used:
Digi Stamp ~ Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Paper ~ The Paper Studio
Brads, paint, CS ~ Close To My Heart
Ribbon ~ JoAnn's
FLower ~ Unknown

Thanks for looking and happy scrappin'

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mother's Day Magnolia

In Europe Mother's Day is in March, I live in the US and it's in May, since I can't get a Mother's Day card for my Nana in Scotland I decided to make my own.  Now I know it's past already but we usually send her cards in May so that's what this one is for.  My mum will be heading there in a couple of weeks and will be taking this with her so I wanted to get it on my blog before it was gone!

I used one of my favorite Magnolia's on this card.  I colored her in greens and when I made my card I was sure I had done her in blue's but she does match.  The paper I used is from TLC and the flowers are from CTMH and Prima.  The little charm is also from CTMH.  Ribbon is from TLC.  I colored her with copics.  She is popped off the page for a more dimensional look.  There is a ribbon slide under the knot and the safety pin to hold the charm that says LOVE.  I used little pearls on each of the flowers on the card.

It started out as a standard card like the one shown in the photograph but has since then been converted to an easel card so my Nana can display it!

A close-up of Tilda

The inside of the card (I kept it simple)

Thanks for looking and have a scrappy day!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia-Licious Blog Hop Today!

Today the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group is having their monthly Christmas All Year Long blog hop.  Join us on our journey through the other blogs and see what wonderful creations are out there using our Magnolia's which can be purchased at the Magnolia Store here.

If your coming from Deb Zachrich's blog then you're on the right track, if you've started here, then you'll need to go back to Julie Glasgow's Blog and start from the beginning, I'd hate for you to miss any of these gorgeous projects!

The card I created for this blog hop is an easel card and it's a 4.5x4.5 sized card.  Paper used is from Rusty Pickle and Karen Foster Designs.  Ribbon is from JoAnn's.  Flower punch is EK Success.  Stem punch is Martha Stewart.  And the image, of course, is our very own Tilda with Piglet from the So Jolly Under The Mistletoe line. I colored her with copic markers.  I will give the details of the colors I used below the photograph.

Copic colors used:
Hat, Vest, Socks ~ R00, R02, R05
Shirt, Pants, Socks ~ G21, G24, G28
Skin ~ R11, E00, YR00
Pig ~ E02, E93, E95
Hair ~ E31, E33, E37 

Now lets go see what Julie Case has created for this months blog hop!
If you get lost, you can click here to return to the beginning.

Thanks for hopping and have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monochromatic Magnolia...

Whew!  Say that 3 times fast...

I created this easel card today using only black, white, gray, and red. It's my take on a monochromatic card with a touch of red.  I saw someone else color an image in all grays and I absolutely loved it (I'm sorry, I can't remember who it was and I scoured the internet looking too).  I used a Magnolia image and Copic colors C1, C3, C5 and C7.  I also used the Copic Spica Glitter Pens for her wings and the hearts but it may be hard to see in the pictures.  The paper is from DCWV Glitter Stack and CTMH. Flowers are from Prima and the sentiment, safety pin and charm are from CTMH.

This is my 2nd Tilda and my first try at the easel card and I'm quite pleased *toot toot*

I hope you like her! And guess what?  I have no idea what I'm going to do with her!

Thanks for looking and have a scrapping day!

Challenges for this card:
Just Magnolia Week 47 ~ Easel Cards

Monday, March 22, 2010

Easy directions for the ever popular Easel Card from SCS...

Ever wondered how to make the ever popular Easel Card everyone is making?  Well, here are some easy to follow instructions from Split Coast Stampers:

Hoppy Easter

Today Lindsay challenged us to create something with Easter as the theme.  This is my project for this challenge.  It's an Easter basket made from card stock.  I used the tutorial from Whimsie Doodles Tuesday Tutorial found here.  It was so easy to follow and such fun to make.  The image I used is a cute little bunny from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff called Cute Easter. I adhered him to a jumbo paper clip and clipped him to the back of the basket.  I made the grass from green card stock that I cut into thin strips and crumpled with my hands.  Great way to relieve some stress :) The sentiment I typed up myself on my computer using the
"cracked" font.  I inked the edges a bit with Amethyst ink from Close To My Heart and popped it off the front of the basket.  I hope you'll try this easy basket and use the cute Easter images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Don't forget to swing by the other talented DT blogs to check out their Easter creations:

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

He Loves me...

This is my very first ever Magnolia card.  This is for the March Mingle on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group.  I used "Loves Me Tilda" purchased from 7 Kids College Fund.  I really enjoy looking at this card, it's by far the best card I think I have ever made.  So much time went into making this card.  I'm sad to see it go but I know the person who receives it will enjoy it as much as I do!  I'll just have to go make another one :)

Here is another shot of the details of my card:

Other products used:
Paper ~ Daisy D's
Paper Flowers ~ Close To My Heart/Prima
Brads/gem/safety pin/buckle ~ Close To My Heart
Sentiment ~ Close To My Heart
Ribbon ~ JoAnns
Markers ~ Copic
Also used: Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge 

Thanks for looking and have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kid's got talent!

This is the very first Magnolia card my 12 year old daughter made.  Some talent huh!?!  I haven't even made a Magnolia card yet.  She colored the image all by herself even the shading of the hair (which I've been trying to teach her).  She wanted to do Suzanne Dean's Scandinavian look but it will take more time to teach so she went with the basic coloring and shading.  I'm such a proud mommy :)
This card is to give to her brother's Kindergarten teacher who is always giving her gifts for helping in the classroom.  What a sweetie!

She used paper from one of those Stacks
Ribbon from JoAnn's
Brads from CTMH
Flowers from Prima
Doily is from Mother's Day Cricut Cartridge
Colored with Copic markers
Image from Magnolia shop

Thanks for looking!  She would love to read your comments! 

The Secret To A Perfect Marriage...

...still remains a secret!

This is the card I made for my mom and dad for their 32nd Anniversary tomorrow, yep, they were married on St. Patrick's Day and on a ship no less!  How fun!
Ok, back to my card...I used the Secret to Marriage digi stamp from Bugaboo.  This is also for the challenge this week on the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  Check it out!

Here is a picture of the inside of my card too

The products I used were:
Stamp ~ Bugaboo
Sentiment ~ Bugaboo/Close To My Heart
Paper ~ My Minds Eye
Markers ~ Copic
Dies ~ Nestabilities
Ribbon ~ Close To My Heart

Thanks for looking and have a scrappy day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Need a Gift Bag?

Here you will find a tutorial on how to create a gift bag using an envelope! 
Yes, you read right, an envelope can be turned into a small gift bag.  Just decorate and you're ready to go.  Below are the details and some pics to follow along with. 

Step 1. Start with a plain envelope

Step 2. Print out a fun Digital image like the one I have chosen here from 

Step 3. Seal the envelope

Step 4. Using decorative scissors, cut the top of the envelope off

Step 5. Fold in both sides and the bottom of the envelope about 3/4" to 1" 
(please forgive the lighting, my camera went funny on me)

Step 6. This is where it can get tricky.  Stick your hand down inside the envelope (I used a letter sized envie and my hand didn't fit very well LOL) 
Push the bottom of the bag up to make a flat surface, also push out the sides to create the "bag" look. Taking the bottom corners, fold them in towards each other and adhere with glue dots or double stick tape. 

Step 7. This is what the envelope should look like if you have done the steps correctly

Step 8. Now you can color your image (if you haven't done this already)

Step 9. Punch two holes either on the top of the bag to create handles, or as I have done here, fold the flap over and punch holes to thread ribbon through. 
(please forgive the black smear, my punch did it, not me LOL)

This is what the finished product should look like.  You're envelopes can be any size depending on what size bag you need.  You can use the big mailing envelopes for a larger bag or the small invitation envelopes for a small bag. I hope you will give this a try, it's fun to create your own bag and matching card for a very special friend :)

Products used:
Digital Stamp: Coffee Talk (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff)
Envelope (standard letter size)
Copics for coloring image

Don't forget to swing by the other DT members blogs and check out what they did with an envelope too!!
Lindsay (owner) 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sock Monkey Birthday Card

Who doesn't love Sock Monkey's? I think they are so darn cute and this image is no exception!  This is Sock Monkey Girl Sitting from Bugaboo Stamps.  I made this card for my niece's 6th birthday.  I think it's perfect for any occasion really.
I popped her head and arms to make her look more realistic.  What do you think?

Products used were:
Pink CS from CTMH
Misc Paper (stripes)
Digi stamp from Bugaboo
Copic markers to color
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies
Chocolate brads from CTMH

Hug a Cat!

I simply can't let this card go unnoticed :) I love the little girl hugging the cat.  It reminds me so much of when I was a little girl.  Cat's make me happy!  This stamp set, Jesse Hugs A Cat  was a freebie from Clipart and Scrap!  Check them out!

I used faux stitching from CTMH
Paper from one of those Stacks (Love the fish!)
RIbbon from JoAnn's
Colored using Copic Markers
I also distressed the edges using one of those neat edge distressers that tears up your paper.
Although you can't see it (at all) the image was popped off the page for a more dimensional look.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm SEW Happy!

Here is my very first card as a design team member over at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  Our theme for the week was to use sewing on our project (real or stamped) I chose stamped as I fight with a sewing maching and I always LOSE!  This was such a fun stamp set to use.  I layered up the flower as much as I could.  I also used the ribbon for the stem rather than using the one from the stamp.  I do like how this card turned out.  It's simple yet says it all!

Here is a more detailed picture of the flower and the layering

The products I used on this card were:
Copics to color (no shading done this time, sorry)
CTMH for the sentiment and the stitching
Lindsay's Stamp Stuff for the digi stamp (Doodle Flowers)
Paper is from CTMH
Ribbon from JoAnn's

Techniques used for this card were:
Edge distressing with sand paper

Don't forget to swing by the other Design Team members blogs and see what wonderful creations they have come up with using stitching.

Lindsay (owner)