Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tilda Tilda Tilda!!!



I am so in love with my Magnolia stamps - they are just the cutest things and so much fun to colour!!!!! I used my copics to colour this one, and used up the last of that Funky Flowers paper from My Mind's Eye. I wanted to tie in the colours of the flowers on the DP so I used Tangerine Tango, Ruby Red and Regal Rose.

Thanks for stopping by & thanks for the comments!!!

Also, PLEASE join us in our QUEST to reach 200 participants in the Simon Says Challenge blog....we know we can do get STITCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME!!! Join us!! It's LOTS of fun!!!!!!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Fabulous Friday Freebie #9 & my 500th POST!!!

The winner of BIRDS GALORE by Inkadinkadoo is .................................. Denimo

Congratulations Denise!!!! Please email me your address so we can get this stamp set out to you right away!!!!!

The newest giveaway is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set, called "We are Family dolls" - I have used this set a LOT lately, I love it!!!!! Isn't it CUTE???

Here is a card I made awhile ago, to showcase the Origami Kimono I made. I paper pieced their kimonos to match the gold paper that is on the card too. They just look soooo happy!!!! I LOVE HAPPY!!!!

Remember, you can WIN this stamp set, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp (& free shipping) - all you have to do is be a follower of Simon Says Stamp blog and participate in this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog (which is........STITCH IT - faux or real ) Leave me a comment here with a link to your challenge card & you will be entered to WIN!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

We hope you will join us in our QUEST to reach 200 participants in the Simon Says Challenge!!!! You have until Tues. evening to get your card/project in!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE join us!!!!

AND, strangely enough, this is my 500th post!! Can you believe it??? I can't!!! Never thought I had enough to say or share - boy was I wrong!!! LOL Soooooooooooooooooooo, I am offering up a SURPRISE BLOG CANDY as well!!!!!! I am not telling you what is in it, it is a SURPRISE!!! It is ALL some of my favourite crafty stuff - with a value of over $20 - maybe more!!!!! It's a surprise!!!!! In order to enter to win this blog candy - leave me a comment telling me you want to enter the blog candy (you can enter for both prizes in one comment, if you want) and post on your blog about my blog candy with a link back to my blog (a post or link in your Candy Jar is fine too). If you dont' have a blog, that is ok too, you can shout it from the roof tops!!!! LOL If you are just wanting to enter the Friday Freebie, make sure you leave a link to your card. If you want to enter BOTH, let me know that in your comment & I will check your blog for a posting. Good luck!!!!!!! I will choose a winner on Sat. Oct.3 for the blog candy.

Thanks to all who participate, you are all awesome!!!!!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps challenge

This is the second post for today, so please scroll down to see the other post!!!! THANKS!!

I decided to join in on The Sweet Stop challenge this week. It was a Sketch with a spin. We were asked to follow this sketch & add a colour challenge to it! It was a GREAT sketch, so how could I pass that up?? AND an opportunity to use my Sweet 'n Sassy stamps!!!! Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I did decorate the insides with matching DP & Kraft paper, then stamped this sentiment inside. I couldn't take a picture of it, because I had already written in it, and I didn't want the recipient to see (ruin the surprise, ya know!!!) The stamp set I used is My Little Chickadee by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I used all SU paper, not sure the names of the series' though!!!
Head over to the blog to see what the Sugar Babies have done with this sketch/colour combo. You have until tomorrow (Friday) to get your project in!!!! Wish me luck!!!

Is it the end of gardening season already??? BOOO HOOOOO

I made this card one day after I came in from tending to my garden - I am NOT a gardener by any means, I have a few flowers, a sad little tomato plant and a stick that is supposed to be a raspberry bush! I try, but I just can't seem to get things to FLOURISH!!! Ahhh well!!!! Anyway, on to the's an interactive one today!! It was fun to make!!!!

The card from the outside (this is a 6x6 card), door closed....... (see the little garden shovel??)

And open the garden shed door and there is Tilda, collecting her lilacs!!!

I even decorated the inside!!! I rarely do that!

The paper is from a pack I got from TAC awhile ago, can't even remember the name of it!!! The garden shed is from Alota Rubber Stamps & Tilda, of course is from Magnolia! The little garden shovel charm was bought a long time ago - I THINK from Stamping Bella, but don't quote me on that one!!! I popped the shed up on foam so that Tilda looked like she was far away, cut open the door with my craft knife, then added some flowers to complete the "garden" feel. The felt flowers & buttons were in the is little box of flowers & buttons (I think from Making Memories) that I got from my friend Lorinna for my birthday.....such pretty colours!!! Oh, I coloured the shed and Tilda with my Koh-i-noor pencils and Gamsol & added Crystal Effects to the pots for some dimension!! That's it, that's all!!

Head to Lorraine's blog to see her blog candy this week - she is giving away a Magnolia stamp of YOUR choice, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp! HURRY!!!!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Simon Says.......STITCH IT!!!

This weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is STITCH IT!!! You can either use real stitching or faux stitching, which is what I did! Head over to the Challenge blog to see what the other Design Team members have in store for you! You won't regret it, I promise!!!! If you decide to join us on this challenge, make sure you upload your card/project to Mr. Linky on the Challenge blog for us all to see & to be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp!!!

Our QUEST this week is to get 200 participants!!!! We were SOOOOOOOOO close last week and even closer the week before, so I think this week WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!! So, come on EVERYONE - Stitch up a card, head over to the Challenge blog, and link your fabby creation so we can all see it!!!! You don't have to use Simon Says Stamps...any stamp set will do!!!! Let's get over 200 entries this week!!!!!

This week I used "Oh Happy Day" set, a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set. I paper pieced the umbrella to match the sky blue paper (which I stamped the lanterns onto to make my own DP). I added some bright pink flowers and sponging - this colour combination kinda happened by accident but I LOVE it!!! I added a little dragonfly for good luck too!

ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD - you have found some HIDDEN BLOG CANDY this week!!!!!!! (lights blinking, horn blaring, confetti falling from the ceiling - you get the picture right??) You can win a bottle of Glimmer Mist (Gold), courtesy of Simon Says Stamp!!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment here AND at the Simon Says Challenge blog to be eligible!!!! I will announce the winner on Monday, Sept. 28.

Now, I hope you will all head over to the Challenge blog and join us this week in this challenge!!! ALSO, if you join in on this challenge AND leave a comment on my blog on Friday, you could win a prize with my Fabulous Friday Freebie!!!! Come back on Friday & check it out!!!!!
Have a great week!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Incy Wincy Designs challenge - "NIGHT"

For my first week as Guest Designer for Incy Wincy Designs, the challenge was "Night" - and a challenge it was!! For some reason I couldn't come up with much! Finally, I got an idea!!!

The card below is made using Big Bug - I had in my head "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite" but wasn't sure when or why you would send a card like I added the sentiment "Sweet Dreams" - isn't he the cutest bug ever?? You can get him at the INCY WINCY DESIGNS store. The DP is some 'bug wing' paper I have had for literally 15 years - I don't even remember where I got it or why, but I found it when I was cleaning out my classroom last spring!!!

The "a-ha" project I came up with for the Night theme was a night light! So, off I went to the store to find a night light I could alter!!! Found one!!! I rushed home, and got busy!!!! I used the same Big Bug from Incy Wincy Designs, and lots of Stickles!!! Here is the result:

I hope you will join in on this challenge!! You can find the details HERE
Stay tuned next week for MY challenge choice for Incy Wincy Designs!!!! Can't wait to see what you all make!!! Be sure to let me know you participated so I can take a peek!!!!
Thanks for hangin' out with me today! Have a great day!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

You're SEW sweet!!!

I made these little sewing kits to sell at the Christmas Craft Market. I got the pill bottles from the pharmacy, and the sewing essentials from the Dollar Store. Inside there are 2 spools of thread, a little tube of needles, safety pins, buttons, snaps, a needle threader, straight pins, and a measuring tape. I attached the mini scissors to the outside with ribbon. I stamped little flowers on the outside of the bottle with Staz-On ink, attached a topper (says "You're "sew" sweet") and .... VOILA...instant stocking stuffer!!!

These are great for in your car, your purse, trailer, desk at work......anywhere! They sold really well last year, so I'm going to make lots of these & sell them for $2. Tim thinks I should sell them for more, what do YOU all think??? $3???

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