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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waiting For Santa...

Hey Everybody!
  Well, another week is coming to an end.  And that puts me so much closer to my trip to Puerto Rico!  Yikes!!!  I still have sooooooo much to do!  I've been planning and coloring and trying to get through my list of things to do.  I know it'll all come together in the end :-)  I needed a little break from it and headed straight to my new Magnolia 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' stamps.  I couldn't wait to make another Christmas card with my new Maggie images.

Waiting For Santa

This image is #3058 Sweet Christmas Tilda and she's available right now at Magnolia-licious.  Diana already has the entire 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' collection in stock and they're ready to ship yours to you today!  I paired her with a mantel from Magnolia, but I have no idea what the name of the stamp is.  I used a new DooHickey die called 'Swirly Lace' that arrived in my Magnolia DT kit.  It's absolutely gorgeous so you'll be seeing it a lot in the future.  Magnolia has a bunch of new DooHickey dies for the holiday season and they're all available at Magnolia-licious.

The dp's are new from BoBunny.  The trees were cut using a die from Tim Holtz.  The flowers and snowflake are from my stash.  I colored the images using a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with DI's.  I was pressed for time and didn't track the colors used...sorry!  I topped everything off with some crackle paint and a little stickles on the fur on the stockings.

That's all I have today!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day :-)



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Races...

Little Darlings Challenges

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!  Today we've got another Little Darlings Challenge and it's 'not a square'.  That means you can make anything you want, as long as it's 'not a square'!  There are prizes to win and fun to be had.  All you have to do is join in on the challenge over at the Little Darlings Challenge Blog.  Be sure to head over there and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team.

I've got a quick and simple card to show you.  I used 'Pumpkin Races' from the Little Darlings Autumn Collection.  He is sooooooo much fun to color!   He's perfect for any occasion in Autumn too.

I colored this image entirely with Copic markers.  It was so much fun to work with the really rich oranges and browns.  They blended beautifully.  There is a little blue in the polka dotted pattern so I pulled this color out and used it for his helmet.  It really makes the image pop off the card!  The dark brown card shape and mattes were cut using a SB Grand Nestie set.  Flowers are from WOC.  The felt flower was sent to me by my awesome friend Mindy...thanks Mindy!!!  The leaves were all cut using a variety of MS punches.  Both the gems and cheesecloth are from my stash.

That's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll leave me a little note to let me know that you were here!!!

Don't forget to check out my CANDY!  It's the entire Magnolia Fall Kit!!!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Puerto Rico Here I Come!!!

It's official!
Here's the announcement for the
Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event

I will be teaching coloring classes using both
Copic markers AND watercolor with DI

As you can see, Mindy will be joining me!!!  Yay!!!

Click HERE to go to the site

I've already heard from some of you that will be there.  I'm soooooo excited to meet you all!  I'm told we're going to do a lot of dancing and I can't wait!!!

I hope to see you there :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just Hangin' Round and Waiting for Christmas!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!
  I've got a quick little project to show you today.  I had some spur of the moment time in my studio and my eyes fell upon my new Magnolia Fall Kit with their new Christmas stamps.  Time was short, so I grabbed this little image called 'Holding Tilda' and the larger of the 'Sweet Snowflakes' to make a quick and easy Christmas ornament.  The entire Sweet Christmas Dreams 2001 collection is available at Magnolia-licious, where you'll find the fastest shipping, the largest Magnolia selection in North America, and the best customer service around.

Just Hangin' Round and Waiting for Christmas!

The images were colored very quickly with Copic markers.  It was cut and embossed with a basic SB circle die.  When I did the embossing, I used my new favorite 'No Shims' embossing mat.  Every time I use this mat, I'm amazed at how deep the embossing actually is.  You can't really see it in the photo, but in real life you can see just how deep it is.  I also used it on the the silver snowflake that I cut with another SB die.  Because of the shine of the silver cardstock, you can actually see the embossing in the photo.  I think it looks really great.  The accordian pleated rosette was cut with a Tim Holtz die and I used a dp from Magnolia.  It's actually one of my favorite papers from Magnolia and it's my very last sheet of it :-(  I'm really going to have to be careful so I can make the rest of it last through the season.

Don't forget about my current CANDY offering:  Magnolia Fall Kit 2011.  Click on THIS LINK and scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter your name in the running.

That's it for me today!  I hope you have a wonderful day :-)



Monday, October 17, 2011

Get Well Soon...

Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!!!  It's that time again!!!  We've got another FABULOUS Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop to show you.  This time we all used the adorable '#000 Doctor Edwin' as the star of the show.  He can be found exclusively at Magnolia-licious and he's one of my absolute favorite images.  He can be used on his own or perfectly paired with '307 Nurse Tilda', which is what I have done.

You can join in on the fun too!  Catch all of the details of the challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.  These two images are so much fun to work with and extremely quick to color.  You can make something with a simple 'Get Well' theme, or, for all of you soap opera fans, you can get a little 'ris-kay' with it. 

So, if you've come here from the fabulous Cheryl's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, then be sure to back up to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog so you can catch the Hop from the beginning.  The DT projects are out of the world and you're sure to love them all!

Make sure you check out my Magnolia CANDY at the bottom of this post!!!

Here's my card...I hope you like it :-)

Get Well Soon

On the cover here, we have #000 Doctor Edwin standing in front of Magnolia's 'Wooden House'.  It looks as though he just made a house call!  I paired the images with dp's from BoBunny's 'Vicki B' collection, available now at Love To Stamp.  I just LOVE this paper pad and I've just about used all of papers from the pack.  It's just so versatile!  It can be used for Spring, Summer, Fall, Valentine's, etc.  All cs is by Bazzill.  The flowers are from WOC, with the exception of the crocheted flower in the middle of the MS ribbon.  I found that one in one of my embellishment drawers.

The sentiment on the front of the card is by Hero Arts.  It was cut and matted using some SU! punches.  #000 Doctor Edwin was colored with Copic markers.  The house was painted with watercolor and DI's.

On the inside we have #307 Nurse Tilda.  Looks like 'Doctor Edwin' instructed 'Nurse Tilda' to give the patient a shot!  Yikes! 

She is also colored very simply with Copic markers.  This sentiment is from SU!

It's CANDY Time Again!!!

I just happen to have an extra full set of the

Magnolia Kit with the Christmas stamps!!!

Here's how you can get in the running to win it:

1.  Be or become a Follower of this blog

2.  Post a link to this CANDY on the sidebar of your blog (if you have one)

3.  Enter your name in the inLinkz field at the bottom of this post

Well, that's it from me today!  Next up is Suzanne with something that is sure to knock your socks off!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Friday, October 14, 2011

The Knight's Tale...

La La Land Crafts
Inspiration Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!  It's time for another Inspiration Friday over at La La Land Crafts!  The theme this week is 'Halloween'!!!  So I dug into my LLLC drawer and found Sir Luka just waiting to be inked up.  How cute is he?

I've combined Sir Luka with dp's from Pink Paislee's 'Hocus Pocus' collection.  I just love these papers!!!  There was one little problem though...the striped paper didn't have ANY orange in it like it shows on the cover of the paper pad.  Sooooooo, I colored the white stripes with Copic marker YR65 so I could combine it with the orange dp that I wanted to use.  I love how it turned out! 

I dug into my scrapbook stuff from waaaaaay back to find the Halloween tree and the rub on fence.  The background and it's matte were cut using a die from Go Kreate.  The cheesecloth in the background was dyed with my Ranger DI in black soot.  I rubbed it onto the cheesecloth and then spritzed it with water and rubbed it between my hands so it would soak in more evenly.  If you do this, be very careful not to touch anything before washing your ink covered hands!

I colored the image with Copic markers.  Here are the details...

skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, R20, 30
hair - E41, 43, 44
armor - NO, 1, 3, 5, 7
accents - V01, 12, 15, 17
orange stripes on paper - YR65
0.05 Copic Multiliner

Zig Gold Metallic "Painty" pen

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by today!  I'm so happy that I could show you my card.  I hope you enjoyed it!  If you have a moment I would love for you to leave me a little note to let me know that you were here :-)

Big Hugs,


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hello Fall!!!

Little Darlings and Scor-Pal Blog Hop

Hey Everybody!!!  I've been soooooo excited in anticipation of this day!  Little Darlings rubber stamps and Scor-Pal have teamed up for a really exciting blog hop!  Both DT's have used images from the Little Darlings Halloween/Autumn 2011 collection AND either a Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy.

There are prizes to win too!!!  Love To Stamp will be giving away the entire Little Darlings Halloween/Autumn 2011 collection to a randomly chosen commenter on the Love To Stamp Store Blog.  Additionally, Scor-Pal will be giving away a Scor-Buddy to a randomly chosen commenter on the Scor-Pal Blog

So on to the Hop!  If you arrived here from the Scor-Pal Blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, you can catch the Hop from the beginning by clicking HERE.

I had a wonderful time with this challenge.  I perused through the Scor-Pal Project Listing and found the perfect fit for my Little Darlings 'Throwing Leaves'.....I made a Cookie Box!  I really enjoyed making this project and I hope it shows in the result.

Hello Fall
I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use this image.  It's called 'Throwing Leaves' and it's just so full of fun and excitement!!!  Just look at how much fun she's having!  I can remember raking the leaves in our front yard when I was a kid and then jumping in them and messing them all up again.  I don't think I've raked leaves since!

I colored the image with Copic markers, but didn't keep track of the details.  Sorry!  I've had the dp's forever and have no idea who the manufacturer is since I already cut off the edge with the name on it.  But, they're old so you can't buy them anymore anyway!  The silk ribbon is from RRR and it matches the dp's perfectly.  I cut the image and matte with SB nesties.  The sentiment was actually cut from the dp's.  Tucked away behind the image is a tag cut with Magnolia's 'Scalloped Tag' DooHickey Die.  The leaves were cut using another Magnolia die.  I think it's called 'Heart Leaf', but I'm not totally sure.  That really large leaf was sent to me by Magnolia and it was originally silver.  I never really had the right place to use it til now.  I colored it orange and red with Copic markers.

I filled the box with some Halloween cookies :-)

Well, that's it for me today!  Up next is Katie!  I just know she's got something really great to show you!!!  Enjoy :-)


Monday, October 10, 2011


Nearly 200 people entered this CANDY offering!  Unbelievable!!!

I let random.org do the pickin' and it chose.......

Congratulations Lucinda!!!
I've already emailed Lucinda and she has 48 hours to claim her prize.

Edit:  Oops!  Typo!!!  I typed #197 when it was #187.  I'm soooooo sorry!

Thank you all for visiting my blog when you do.  I just love sharing my creations with you and hearing what you think about my work.  It is your kind words that give me that extra boost when I need it :-)
I hope you'll continue to stop by!

Hugs to you all!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Hunny Bunny...

La La Land Crafts DT
Inspiration Friday

It's Friday Everyone!  That means it's time for another Inspiration Friday at La La Land Crafts!!!  This week's theme is 'Dots and Spots'.  Honestly, I had my dp's picked out and the image colored by the time that I read what the theme was.  When I suddenly remembered to the check the theme, I had moment of panic!  Yikes!  What if my dp's didn't fit with the theme?  I frantically flipped through the paper pad and THANK GOODNESS there was a dotted pattern that was PERFECT!!!

Here's how it turned out...

Hunny Bunny Marci 

When I saw this little sweetie in the new La La Land release, I just knew that I had to color her first.  Her name is 'Hunny Bunny Marci' and she is just adorable!  I paired her with dp's from one of my favorite old BG collections titled 'Bittersweet'.  I really hated breaking into that pad!  But what good is it if you don't use it?  The silk ribbon, lace, button and pearls are all from my stash.  The corner piece is from WOC.

I colored the image using a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger distress inks.  Here are the details...

Copics -
skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair: NO, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9

DI's - antique linen, vintage photo, walnut stain, aged mahogany, worn lipstick, pumice stone, black soot, dusty concord, milled lavender

That's all I have for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I had a ton of fun making this card and I just loved showing it to you.  I hope you liked it :-)

Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I've got some BIG news to share with you today!!!

I'm heading to Puerto Rico in November!!!

Yes, you heard me correctly...Puerto Rico!!!

I'll be teaching at the

Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event


November 11th and 12th.

classes include both

Copic Markers


Watercolor with Distress Inks

I'll provide a link to the site as soon as it's available.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Falling For You...


Hi Everyone!  I'm back today with a card for the Magnolia-licious DT challenge on Magnolia-licious Highlights Challenge Blog.  The theme is Fall/Autumn and we have a great sketch to follow.  You can catch all of the details on the Magnolia-licious Highlights Challenge Blog.  You can all enter the challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize from Magnolia-licious!

Here's my card...I hope you like it!

Falling For You

This little sweetheart is Magnolia's 'Apple Tilda'.  I've had her for quite some time but never got around to inking her up.  I don't see the larger size in the Magnolia-licious store right now, but you can get the Mini Apple Tilda right HERE.  Magnolia-licious has the best selection of Magnolia products, including the Minis which are a ton of fun to work with.  Anyway, I paired 'Apple Tilda' with 'Fall Background', which is one of my favorite background stamps.  It is also sold out right now, but you can email Magnolia-licious to see when it'll be back in stock.

The dp's are from KaiserCraft.  The rich, warm colors are soooooooooo perfect for Fall.  The flowers are rafia are from WOC.  All of the lace is from my stash.  I colored the images with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with DI's.  I was pressed for time and didn't keep track of all of the colors.  Sorry!

That's it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by :-)  I hope you'll leave a little note to let me know that you were here.

Take Care!


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