Monday, June 27, 2011

Ribbons and Bows at the House of Gilli

Today is my turn to show you my Gilli creation for the House of Gilli challenge.

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For my image I chose Cowgirl Gilli. She is so versatile, she can be used in many areas. For this card I have her being an officer of the law!

I pulled out my Cricut and dusted it off for these stars. These are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and are very fitting with the patterned paper. I colored Gilli with Copics and my sentiment uses the SSD Anglaise Circle Spellbinders compatible Dies. For my bow I used Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Pads and inked it up. I also inked all the edges of my papers. I added three colors of ribbon in my bow and tied it all with my bow easy.

For the inside of the card I used the same stars and added a couple of pistol charms along with my sentiment.

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Thanks for visiting and hope you will come join us at the House of Gilli. Remember, a Gilli stamp isn’t required but you have more to win if you use one!

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tilda with Bundle

First, thanks everyone for your well wishes on my back. Today is the third day after having my epidural and things continue to feel good. I get up and walk around a lot, not usually sitting for more than 30 minutes to try and keep things limber. Sleeping is the hardest part because when I sleep I don’t move making mornings a little stiff. I still do not have the feeling in my index and middle finger on my right hand but if everything stays the way it is I can live with that. Gonna talk to the Doc on Tuesday to see if I can go back to work and also if I can follow up with a Chiropractor I used to see. If he says yes to both accounts then I might be able to get the feeling back in my fingers.

OK, so the reason you came here was to see Tilda with Bundle. I made this card for a co-worker that is moving away and I wanted her to know that she would be missed, she is an important part of our company (as well as every other employee there).

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Here she is, finally, right? I used my LAST sheet of Kraft paper …. boy do I love this stuff!! The list of supplies used is as follows:

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Here is a close up of Tilda. I have found that when I want a more vintage type look it works much better using Cryogen.  I like the way that E13 works on the Cryogen. I tried it on the Copic X-press but it didn’t seem to blend well but Copic X-press works great on none vintage ….. hmmm, maybe I just needed to clean the tips of my pens.

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A close up of the flowers above and a close up of the sentiment below.

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And the back shot of the card. I love this saying and use it on the back of my cards. It is available in SSD Beaded Circles stamp set.

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I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Deal of the Day at Stamping Scrapping

If you are a follower of my blog, or just a frequent visitor, you have seen the Deal of the Day icon in my sidebar. Well, today, the deal is so good I have to post about it. It is one of my favorite stamps sets designed by Cindy.


I just love this set, it works great with Spellbinders shapes, big and small, and the sentiments are wonderful and so versatile. And the best thing is that these stamps only require one inking, the ink doesn’t bubble up and you get a clean stamp each and every time.

These are normally $19.99 for the set but for this weekend they are on sale for $7.99! Awesome deal, be sure to check it out here.

Button challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers

Today is my day to show you my creation for the button challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers.

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For my image I used Scarecrow Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow collection. I think she is rather cute, not scaring at all except maybe to the crows that may come around her. I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur for my dies and my Scor-pal for the scoring of this easel card.

Here is a list of ingredients used in the card:

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Here’s a close up of Tilda.

We’d love to see you over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers with your button creation so why not come and join us.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A card for a friend

Today I finished up a card that I started before I found out I had a bulging disc in my back. I went yesterday and had an epidural injection and it seems to have helped. I’m not in much pain now but my hand is still numb. So, I thought I would finish assembling this card.

I have had this digital image for awhile and finally finished up the coloring of her. Isn’t she adorable? The only place I know of to purchase her is over at Funky Kits. I love these images and have several but this is the first one I have completed. The name of her is Faith standing and is a Sugar Nellie image. Here is a close up.

I also used McGill’s Garden rose set to make the rose. I used vellum in place of paper and I really like how it turned out. I also used McGill Pine Punch for the little branches.

I used Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Spellbinders Standard Circles Small for my sentiment matting. I cut both of these at the same time using Spellbinder’s Grand Calibur.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stamper and the You Inspire Me set. The bow is from the SSD Christmas bow assortment.

I made this into an easel card and added some pearls on the bottom section of the card and added another friend sentiment from my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Do you like challenges? For a complete listing be sure to click on the Feline Playful icon in my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping  by and visiting and hope to see you again soon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Red, White and Blue

Our challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central this time is to use Red, White and Blue. If you are a follower of my blog I’m sure you saw the Tilda firecracker I made a few days ago. It was definitely red, white and blue but not the one I made SSCC.

A little different take on what you were expecting huh? Not the traditional red, white and blue that one might think of.

I chose to use Pirate Edwin as my image. I had some gems that I purchased on clearance that were related to pirates so I used those on this card.

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Pretty cool aren’t they?

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I made this birthday card for a colleague at work.

Here is a close up of Edwin.

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And a pic of the inside. I added some little gem swords that were with the same package as the skulls.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and sure hope you will join us over at SSCC in our red, white and blue challenge. Remember, the only requirement is that you must use something that can be purchased from Stamping Scrapping.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

You’re a Firework

Ever heard the Firework song by Katy Perry? Well, ever since this came out I have been thinking of a creation. I have been down for a week with a pinched nerve (I think) in my back and causing my left arm to be numb so what I started over a week ago too me until this morning to finish, been working on it here and there when I had a break from the pain. Anyhow, that’s not what this post is about so let me get on with it Smile.

My creation is fashioned after Katy’s song. If you have seen the video and listened to the words of this song it is about being someone no matter where you are right now. Here is my creation.

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I didn’t make a card this time but a great big firecracker. I think this turned out very cute and I am pleased with it. So, for my ingredients:

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Here is a close up of Tilda. I colored her, and the pearls, with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Reds – R29, R27, R24, R22, R20
  • Blues – B28, B26, B24, B21
  • Hair – YR23, Y23, Y21

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The firecracker is from the Independence Day cartridge and the fonts are from the Mickey Mouse cartridge.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and as always your comments are greatly appreciated!

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Happy creating!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Embossing challenge at SSCC

Today is my day to show you my embossing creation for the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central challenge.

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Here it is. Not much embossing on the card but the matting on the envelope is embossed. I did plan on embossing the card but got so wrapped up in making it that I forgot so I embossed the envelope. I made my box envelope with my Scor-pal. I made the border around the card using a Martha Stewart punch.

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I used this adorable You and Me stamp by Bildmalarna. BTW – all Bildy stamps are 40% off at Stamping Scrapping so be sure to check them out. I used several Spellbinders dies on this card:

Here is a close up of this adorable stamp.

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The sentiment is from the JustRite Stamper birthday kit.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting and hope you will come on over to Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central for our embossing challenge. The only requirement is to use something sold by Stamping Scrapping. See you there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bean around the block

Today I would like to show you a little project that I made. I have a wonderful friend who loves coffee …. she will remain nameless but she knows who she is Smile.
I also have a friend who has a coffee business and makes the most wonderful flavored coffees ….. yummy. They have just opened up a new business in Columbia, Mo. called Bean Around the Block. Aren’t in Missouri? Don’t worry, they ship so be sure to check them out.
So, I bought a sampler of coffee and wanted a cute way to display it. I searched the web, of course, and found a great pattern made by Katie over at Clearly I Stamp. I didn’t make any alterations to it and if you are interested in it be sure to hop over here to check it out. It is the perfect size for these coffee samples.
Isn’t it just adorable? I used the following stamps:
I also used SSD Anglaise Circle Spellbinders compatible Dies and Spellbinders Labels 17.
This works up great using your Scor-pal! Simple, easy and elegant.
Here is a top view
The little bags inside the tote I also made using my Scor-pal. I've taken pictures of the box making and will do my best to get a tutorial out here over the weekend.

I love the way this turned out and I’m sure my 'sweet pea' will love it!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wild Rose Studio Thank You Blog Hop!

This post will remain at the top throughout the duration of the blog hop. Scroll down for newer posts.

Welcome to the SSDT Wild Rose Studio stamps Thank You Blog Hop. We would like to take this opportunity to showcase projects made with Wild Rose Studio Stamps. They have so graciously provided our design team with their wonderful stamps to create with so we are hosting a blog hop. Please be sure to visit each designers blog and leave a comment for a chance to win these Wild Rose Studio Stamps. 
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One of our design team members will be the Mystery blog and one lucky person who leaves a comment on that blog will be the winner!
For my creation I have used the adorable Mia with Bouquet from the Cherry Cupcake ‘11 collection.
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Isn’t she just so adorable? Along with Mia I used the new stamps from SSD called Rose Fleur De Lis.
Here is a close up of Mia.
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Below is a listing of all of our hoppers. You, and even us, have no idea who is the mystery blog that will have the winning comment selected so be sure to visit everyone. Have fun!
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Stephanie – You are here
Comments are open from 12:01AM June 9th through 11:59PM June 13th. One lucky winner will be chosen and will be notified via email June 14th. Our Mystery blog will also post the winner on their blog as well.
Happy Hopping!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Anything Goes at Magnolia Stamp Lovers

Our challenge over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is an easy one, anything goes. Here is my creation for the challenge.

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My youngest daughter will be 25 on the 15th of this month and this is her birthday card. Hard to believe that she is 1/4 of a century old …. lol!

For my images I chose to create a scene. I masked the swing and Tilda with ribbon. The summer background was done by airbrushing using Copics, my airbrush system and Windstorm compressor. The birds were added individually and I added dimension. The happy birthday hearts sentiment is by Bildmalarna.

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I used the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Dress – B04, B02, B00
  • Hair – E49, E23, YR23, Y23
  • Swing and Tree – E35, E31, E30, E59, E57, E55, G14, G12
  • Birds – B04, B02, YR16, YR14, YR12
  • Background – G14, B00

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The border of my card is punched with a MS punch and I added these wonderful SSD Gardenia’s from the Aqua-Marine pack. I also used a slotted punch and then threaded ribbon through to create the border around the top part of the easel card.

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My sentiment is computer generated. I use the MS border punch again and added some Imaginisce I-rock adhesive glitter gems.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Come on over to Magnolia Stamp Lovers and take a peek at all of the wonderful designer cards and why not enter while you are there?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shhhh .... it's a surprise

Hi, Friends,

I feel like I have been away forever and looking at the date of my last post it has been some time.
Today I had the luxury of being off of work. With the house all clean and things as they should be it was a day to do nothing but create and create I did. I made this birthday card for a very special someone and I so hope she likes it.

Well, what do you think? I really like how this card turned out. This card style is called a Center Step Card by Frances Byrne. The pattern can be found over at Split Coast Stampers. It is super easy and I just love the way that it looks. This works up great using the Scor-pal.

I chose to use an older Tilda for my image. She is from the Magnolia Fairytale Collection and is called Fairy Dust Tilda. Here is a close up of her.

I used the following Copics to color her with:
  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Clothes – R85, R83, R81
  • Hair – E29, E25, E11, E50
I stamped Tilda using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Copic xpress it blending card. Then I cut her out using Spellbinders Rectangles and my Grand Calibur.

My sentiment is a stamp made by Bildmalarna and was in one of the stamp clubs. There is a large rose and a small rose under the flowers that I have used. I wanted some more dimension so chose these little darlings. Speaking of Bildmalarna, there is a large sale on these pretties at Stamping Scrapping so just click on the Bildmalarna link above and it will take you right to them.

I added two large roses to each side of the front of the card. All of the gold that you see are Ranger Stickles – Champagne. Just love my Stickles, you can use the tiniest line and it won’t squirt all over and ruin your project. They are great for thin line application.

The butterflies are punched using the butterfly punch from McGill. I punched three, two pink and one brown and added more stickles to the wings of the pink ones.

My bow is made using the Bow Easy. This is also a double bow, my first using the actual tool. I will probably be making more of these.

And the inside. This mat, and the one underneath Tilda, was cut using a MS punch. The rose stamps are from Stamping Scrapping Designs and are the newest set – Rose Fleur De Lis - to be introduced.
Phew – a lot of pictures huh?
I’m entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Hope to see you again soon

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Flowery Gilli

Today it is my turn to show you my creation for the House of Gilli flower challenge. Believe it or not I had a little trouble with this. Why? Not sure, I wanted to do something different so different it is.

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Well, what do you think? I thought these scallops looked like flowers so that started out as my focus but then I  thought I should at least add some flowers too so I used the coordinating paper that had flowers in it and cut some out to go around my sentiment.

Here is a list of materials:

What will you create for our challenge?

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