Monday, January 31, 2011

Hugs n Kisses

Hello Everyone! I have a cute little 3d project to share. I found this little frame at Michaels Craft store for $1, and loved the heart shape frame. I'm going to take a cuddly picture of my parents and give it to them as a gift for Valentines.

My parents are just joining the world of technology. For Christmas my sister and I got them a laptop. They have been enjoying games and learning the basics. Let me just say WOW!! What I find second nature they find a mystery, the mouse, clicking links, writing emails... Between yesterday and today I have set them up with instant messaging and a webcam. Thier faces both glowed at the prospects of seeing family from afar more often. I'm excited for them.

Anyway, a couple of details...I handmade the flower with a scallop punch. The DP is Bo Bunny and it's actually one sheet of paper just both sides. When I cut out the middle all I had left was an ugly blue label so I put the paper back to cover it for now. The heart inside makes a great template so that was a bonus for me!

I would love to hear what you think, your comments are always a pleasure to read. Hugs!

Challenges to enter:
Stamp Fairy: Homemade Flowers
StampinScrapping Central: Valentines
Woodware USA: Anything but a card
Cheerful Stamp Pad: Be my Valentine
Creative Cowgirls: Love is in the Air
Paper Sundaes: Valentines
Stamptacular Sunday: Whateva'
Just us Girls: Make your own Flowers
Our Creative Corner: 3d Valentine
Totally Gorjuss: As you like it
Crafty Catz: Flowers
Fairy Fun Fridays: For a Sweetheart
Charmisa Cardz: Valentine/Love
Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
Everybody Art: My favorite Thing (Magnolias!)
Just Magnolia: Going Dotty

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Valentine - No Red and Pink

Hello Everyone! Earlier this month I mentioned this little cutie was coming back. Doesn’t she look so sweet in Peach. I was playing around coloring and it turns out she was just perfect for Fussy and Fancy challenge today, Valentine's with no RED or PINK.

I have had the sweetest Chatterbox paper for years and it was just perfect for this little card, and this was the first time I played with my Peony flower Doohickeys from Magnolia too. They are soooo cute!

I hope you join us at Fussy and Fancy with your Valentine creation. Please stop on over and see what the rest of the great design team came up with!


Papertake Weekly: Sketch
Crafts and Me: Monochrome
Charisma Cardz: Valentine/Love
Do you stack up: Patterns
Paper Play: Layer it up
Crafty Sentiments: Your Favorite Things (Magnolia Stamps!)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
Stampavie and more: Love
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts: Love is in the Air
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Being Sentimental

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pink Valentine

This is going to be a reaally quick post. We are supposed to be getting some serious weather and it just started up, of course just as I was ready to post a new card! A couple of days ago I watched Zoe's Super Videos from Make it Crafty on how she creates such beautiful pleats and folds on her maggies. I gave it a try. I would love to hear what you think.

I played with my new So Special collection Magnolia, Tilda with heart. I got a couple of new ones in this week and haven't been able to put my markers down. They are just adorable!!

Well gotta go! Here comes the rain....

Challenges to squeeze in

Digi Doodles Shop Best: Anything Goes
Do you Stack up: Pink
Simply Create: Use your punches
Craft your Days away: Love
Copic Creations: Use something new (Tilda) and Copics
Woodware USA: Anything Goes
Magical Mondays: Flowers
Lexi Creations: Valentines
Crafty Cardmakers: Floral
A Spoonful of Sugar: Valentines
TopTipTuesday: Fab Floral
Papercutzchallenge: Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mwah! Love U Lots!

I had to tell myself to put the markers down!! Last night I set myself up to sit and color once again. I then said my friend Tracy would kill me. We have "playdates" and she has seen some of my images all ready to go and many times has told me "What are you waiting for!!"

Well I am having so much fun playing with my Copics lately. I finally got a hang of them, at least I think so. What do you think? I love coloring in Distress Inks too and I have to say that moving from that medium to this one was quite a challenge for me. BUT I love a good challenge! He! He! He!!

Isn't Tilda just adorable blowing hearts! I love this Maggie and spoiler alert, she's coming back in a couple of weeks for my next challenge with Fussy and Fancy. I can't wait til you see her! I made the pink flowers using Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals and the paper is from Bo Bunny.

As always I love to hear from you!


Freshly Brewed: Valentines

Simon Says Stamps: BINGO Gems, Diecuts, Flowers

Stampin Royalty: Anything with Wings

Tuesday Throwdown: Valentines

Lexi Creations: Say it with Love

Ooh La La Creations: Bling it on

Corrosive Challenges: Lace and Pearls

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Sweet Love- The Pixie Cottage Wednesday Challenge

Looking for Truly Scrumptious Challenge, scroll down after this one!

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today I return to work from sitting at a courthouse for Jury Duty ALL DAY yesterday. I didn't even get picked! My brain was mush by the time I came home, that was major legal overload!

So as soon as I walked through the door I raided my Hershey Kisses chocolates! Chocolate always does the trick! Valentine's is not to far away and that just brings more kisses and hugs and roses! I hope I did this Pixie Cottage Rose justice. We have a great sketch to with our Love theme. You can both or just one part of theme, but most of all have fun and join us.

Can't wait to see what you come up with,


The SecretCrafter: With Love

Challenge Up Your Life: Clean and Simple

Bearly Mine: Recipe 2DP, 1 image, 3flowers

Woodware, USA: Pink, Red, White

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I NEED Glasses!!

That is my only excuse I have that I goofed on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge this week!! I saw BLACK,Pink and Green and it's really BROWN, Pink and Green. So I hope the design team forgives me for my flub, but here it is!

I was actually very excited about this one. I can't believe it but this is my first Magnolia post for the new year! I have lots colored, my friend Tracy is witness to that from our last playdate but I have to admit I am a slow composer. I figit and fiddle with sketches and ribbon and flowers for hours before I "feel" I have all the elements I want on a card. Somedays it's a blink of an eye and others it not.

Anyway Honey Bee Tilda is sooooo cute. I'm still playing with my Copics, notice any improvements? I would love to hear what you think and tips and hints too! I am also practicing with my stitching. My new sewing machine is AWESOME!!

Hop on over to Truly Scrumptious and see all the right colors for our color challenge from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday Throwdown: Valentine
Paper Playtime: Use the word "LOVE"
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Things with wings
Let's Ink it Up: Anything Goes
2 Sisters: Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Ribbon and Hearts
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle: Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles: Any 3 Colors
Phindy's Place: Valentine
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
Dutch Dare: All Stitched up

Thanks for Stopping by,

Friday, January 14, 2011

My First Fussy and Fancy Post!

Happy Friday!! I'm am so excited to be posting my first Fussy and Fancy Challenge Post. Mindy came up with a fantastic sketch and our sponsor Digi Doodle shoppe has the most adorable images. It was hard to choose just one. I couldn't resist this one though, First Love. It's just perfect for Valentines!

I love the way this card came out. It has lots of new toys/stuff. First off Bo Bunny paper, love it!! I have more too and hopefully will be showing more of it off in the near future. Second, I love the $1 bins at Joanns and Micheals, my sentiment is from one of them and I believe the ribbon too! And lastly my new digi image!

I'm excited to see what you come up with and join us over at Fussy and Fancy. Stop by and see what the design team has come with too, I'm going to be so lucky to play with such a talented group!


Cupcake Craft: Something New (New DT and toys)
Stamping Scrapping: Flowers
Polly Craft Challenges: New Things
Crafty Creations Challenge: New Beginnings
Creative Cottage: Something New
Crafty Purple Frog: New Goodies
One Stitch at a Time: Love and Valentines
Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Do you know how hard it was to create this card and not want a cupcake? or pie or chocolate whatever!!!

Pixie Cottage is keeping it simple with an easy peasy sketch and the optional challenge of coloring. Everybody's favorite pastime! I can't wait to see you come up with. I used the Sweet Shoppe by Artish. It's a great stamp and big enough for all Magnolia lovers like me, to add your favorite Maggie too. In fact, stop by and see what the rest of the team came up with you see what I mean:-)

I'm still playing with my Copics and starting to get a hang of it, also having a lot of fun too. I'm also getting back to the swing of things with my challenges.

Here's just a few
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Goes
Charisma Cards: Birthday or Celebration
Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes
Lets Ink it Up: Anything Goes

Thanks for Stopping by,


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year! and Truly Scrumptious

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year!

I feel so behind in blogger world! I feel like I have missed so much. I'm still trying to catch up! Let me see if I can now....

First I have some EXCITING news! I made the Fussy and Fancy DT!!!! YEAH!! I have known since just about the beginning of December and was dying to share it with you all. My first post for them will be on January 12th. I hope you come by and wish me luck and join us!
Today I am posting my first challenge and card for the NEW YEAR! Truly Scrumptious has a fabulous and simple sketch to get you back into the swing of things. When I saw this sketch I said WHEW!! Taking a break I felt like a lost my mojo. I think its coming back slowly.

So have you made a few resolutions?? I did. One is to share the love with my stamps. I have collected some great stamps and don't use them as often as I should. This Lily of the Valley is one of them!!! I really love the colors of this card and the Graphic 45 paper!! I have more and can't wait to use!

I usually have a list of challenges I enter but like I said I have been a little out of touch. Which by the way, I had a wonderful Christmas holiday with my family and I hope you did too.
One last thing...I can't believe it but I will be celebrating my first blogaversary soon. So my first candy fun is coming soon. Stay tuned! Don't forget to join us at Truly Scrumptious! Come on over and see what the rest of the team created. I can tell you they didn't lose there!

Thanks as always for stopping by,



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