Sunday, April 25, 2010

Scrappy Frogs – Glossy

Our challenge this time at Scrappy Frogs was to add some gloss or crack accent to our project. I added some crackly accent to mine.

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Here is the front of mine. I found this pattern at Maria’s blog. There is a SCAL and hand-cut version available free.

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Opening the card reveals this little cutie. I cannot remember the name of her, I lost the paper that came with the stamp but believe she is a Sugar Nellie stamp.

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I colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E21, E00, E000
  • Shirt – V99, V95, V93, V91
  • Pants – B99, B97, B93, B91
  • Hair and stool – E29, E25, E51
  • Bear – E57, E55, E53, BG09, BG05, BG02, YG03

I added crackle to the bench and also some gloss to the bear’s boots but it doesn’t show in the picture.

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Scrappy Frogs challenges now run three weeks so you have plenty of time to create! Hope to see you there!

Sugar Bowl challenge

This is a first inking of this little cutie. I used Sugar Nellie’s Dreamy and she sure is.

I used the sketch at Sugar Bowl along with punches.Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:

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Isn’t she just a little cutie?

For my image I used the following Copics:

  • Skin – E21, E11, E00, E000, R20, R000
  • Dress – R85, R83, R81, G85, G82, G40
  • Shoes and hair – N8, N6, N4, N2
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I matted her on the Big Scalloped Ovals Large. I used the second to the smallest for my sentiment. The sentiment is SU!

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I used a MS leaf punch for my punch.

Here is a pic of the inside.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hey Chick

This card uses the cute Mimosa with chickens by Bildmalarna stamps.

She fits into the following challenges:

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I dug into my scrapbox for the papers. Very proud of myself because I usually leave the scraps for the kids to play with.

I used Nestabilities Label 10 for my matting. I used button brads for my buttons and hardware. My sentiment is computer generated. For my stitching I removed the thread from my sewing machine and stitched. For my lines I used a white gel pen.

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I colored Mimosa with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Dress & chicks – B14, B11, Y26, Y08, Y04, Yo2, Yoo
  • Apron, basket, shoes and hair – E44, E42, E40

Here are a couple of close ups.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thinking of You, for Lisa

I made this card for a cyber pal whose favorite color is purple. Since I already had the color I checked around to see what I could do and found two challenges which I modeled the card after.

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I used three stamps for the scene here

Here are the colors I used:

  • Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R21
  • Dress – V15, V12, V01, V000
  • Greenery – G17, G12
  • Sun and flowers – Y38,Y35, Y32
  • Sky- B000,B0000
  • Hair, fence, shoes – E27, E31, E40

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And here is the inside.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Get in shape – Bildmalarna Challenge

The challenge this time at Bildmalarna is to make a shaped card. It doesn’t have to be a particular shape just not square or rectangle.

For my card I dusted off my Cricut and pulled out my Walk in the Garden cart and found this adorable water can.

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I cut it in gray and then used some spring paper to cover the can.

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For my image I used Mimosa with watering can who is simply adorable and perfect for spring.

I colored her with the following Copics.

  • Skin – E21, E00, E000, R20
  • Can – C8, C6, C4, C2, C0
  • Pants – B97, B95, B93, B91
  • Shirt – YR16, YR14, YR12,Y13, Y11, Y000
  • Flower – B23, B21, B000
  • Hair and shoes – E57, E55, E33

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For the inside I used a House Mouse sentiment.

Come and join us for this challenge at Bildmalarna, we would love to see your creations!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bildmalarna Challenge – Easel

This card is for the challenge at Bildmalarna. This challenge was to make an easel card. I decided to use this adorable Baby stamp.

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I used paper from my stash for the background. I sprayed the green circle and base with Smooch Spritz. You can see some of the shimmer in the pics. That is one thing I like about this is it shows up for the camera!

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For my image I used the following Copics.

E00, E000, R20, B00, B000, B0000, RV00, RV000, RV0000,G00, G000, G0000, Y00, Y000, Y0000, E50, E51, E53, E42, E41 and E40.

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I added a little set of footprints charm and a pink and blue baby rattle. 

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come on over to the Bildmalarna blog and take a peek at all of the creations.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Magnolia Stamp Lovers – Make a Scene

The wonderfully talented Mindy set the challenge for us this time at Magnolia Stamp Lovers. This was definitely a challenge for me as I don’t usually do scene’s but I think that it turned out OK.

I used Tilda carrying a lamb and the Open Gate both from the Magnolia Easter collection.

I thought this little cutie would make a great card for a baby so that is what I did.

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I used my Cricut George cartridge to cut out the oval in the front of the card. I used my Martha Stewart Combo Double Loop edge corner punch for the frame around the oval. I made two bows using my bow easy, which I love because I love bows! I hung a couple of baby charms from each bow.

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I masked Tilda and the gate and colored her with the Copics.

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  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20, W3
  • Dress – RV23, RV21, RV000, Y15, Y13, Y11, Spica Buttermilk
  • Shoes and Hair – N8, N6, N4, N2
  • Lamb and clouds – C6, C4, C2, C1, Co
  • Gate – E99, E97, E53, E51, W1
  • Flowers – G24, G20, Spica Buttermilk and Spica Blossom
  • Sky – B00, B000, B0000

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Here is a pic of the inside. I didn’t decorate it much because I didn’t want to cover the scene.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to Magnolia Stamp Lovers and play along with our challenge.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friendly Design Team competition

Hello everyone!

Wanted to let you know that there is a friendly little competition going on over at the Stamping Scrapping Design Team blog. All of the DT, including lil' ole' me, sent in a project and now there is a poll going on for everyone to come by and vote on.

I would love it if you have time to take a peek at all of the wonderful projects we created and vote on your favorites as there are three categories:

  • Most creative
  • Best card
  • Best thinking outside of the box
Here is mine, I am shooting for the most creative or thinking outside of the box so I didn't make a card.

I made a phone book that has at least one stamp from all of the teams that I am on. There is a Magnolia stamp, House Mouse stamp and Bildmalarna stamp.

This is the front of the book. It is 6 x 12 and the cover is acrylic.

The inside .....

The back ....

I colored my images with Copics. Here is a close up of Tilda, mouse and frog.

And a close up of the 4 1 1.

And a pic of the inside cover.

Be sure to hop on over to the blog and check out the other creations!


Candy Winners

Hello everyone.

I am so overwhelmed by the amount of visitors to my blog and now to the number of followers!! Wow!! I am so thankful to all of you for stopping by and becoming followers. I so hope that you all will stick with me even though my candy draw is over.

I have enjoyed seeing all of the comments although have not commented on them as there were so many, from all around the world!

OK, so enough talking …. you all want to know who won right? Well, I had said that for each additional 25 followers I would have more candy and that equates to an additional SIX winners!

The winner of the main candy is ………

Jeri of Crafty J’s place

Winners of the smaller candies are:

Congratulations to all of you. Please send me your snail mail to so I can send you your goodies!!

Thanks again to everyone that entered, you are all awesome!! I will do my best to do this more often so please stick around and check back often!!



Magnolia Stamp lovers – challenge #7

Hi all you Maggie fans!! I just love Tilda, she is so cute in all of her settings. At Magnolia Stamp Lovers this time our challenge is to use purple in your creation. For mine I used Gift Tilda.  Here she is.

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And here is a close up.

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I used Copics to color her but do not have a list of the colors.

Come on over to Magnolia Stamp Lovers and join in!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Candy has arrived …. drawing on 4/3/10

Candy is now closed --- I will announce the winners some time today.

This post will stay at that top until 4/3/10.

Hello blogging friends!!

As promised, once I reached 100 followers I would offer some candy and here it is. Thanks to all of you for following!

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  • Two packages of Flora Doodles flowers
  • Set of pastel embossing powders, glitter and non-glitter
  • Martha Stewart heart punch set
  • Magnolia champagne bottles stamp
  • Magnolia sign with butterfly stamp
  • Two studio G stamps – love themed
  • Sugar Nellie Country Garden stamp
  • Bildmalarna Little Mimosa stamp
  • Two unmounted stamps

With that being said if you would like to have a chance at winning there are a couple of rules but it’s OK, they are very easy

  • Be a follower of my blog or become one. If you are already a follower you will receive two chances
  • Anyone is eligible, I will ship anywhere
  • Spread the word and please post my candy on your blog
  • Leave me a comment

For every additional 25 followers I receive I will add another surprise candy and we’ll have a second winner … and so on.

Thanks for stopping by ….. and good luck!!

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