Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Trudy's Birthday Card

Here is the birthday card I made for my SIL.  We get to go visit them this weekend!!  Yeah!!  I made this card similar to the one for the Magnolia-licious challenge, and I think I like this one better.  I just got this new stamp from Whiff of Joy, and I love it.  It was fun to color.  I used my distress inks and some watercolor paper.

Card Recipe:
  • Paper: Basic Grey- Eva
  • Stamps:  Whiff of Joy, Just Rite Stampers
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • pink satin ribbon from Michaels, spellbinders
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, "weeds" from Michaels

Magnolia-licious Challenge

I finally had a chance to sit down and work on a card for the Magnolia-licious May Challenge.  This one was fun, but I made a second similar card that I think I like a little better.  What do you think?  See my other post for today.

Card recipe:
  • Paper:  Basic Grey - Eva , Arches Watercolor paper
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda with flowing hair, Northwoods (Happy Birthday)
  • Ink:  Distress Inks
  • Martha Stewart Arches border punch
  • Pink satin ribbon, bling, spellbinders

Friday, May 14, 2010

Anniversary Card

Here is the Anniversary card that I made for hubby.  The flower was hand made using paper punches.

Card Recipe:
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Valentine, Waltzingmouse Stamps
  • Paper:  Basic Gray Bittersweet
  • Punch bunch punches:  Punch Shop
  • Spellbinders hearts

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day card #3

This Mother's Day card is for my birth mother.  I met her when I was about 21 years old.  She has 3 other children, and I stay in touch mostly with my half-sister, Stephanie.  Well, I did before she got married and had a baby.  She's just as busy as me now, LOL!!

I am entering this in the Just Magnolia Challenge "It Takes Two"

Card Recipe:
  • Paper:  Cloud9Design: Sunrise Smoothie-Luster Floral,  C9D Christy (?) -Luster Sara's Garden Streams
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Beach Tilda, Bathing Ring
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
  • Punch Bunch leaf punches
  • Spellbinders label
  • Marth Stewart Border Punch

Mother's Day card #2

This is the Mother's Day card I made for my Mother-In-Law.  She likes horses and she also likes Victorian, so I hope she likes this card.

Card Recipe:
  • Paper: AG012 Anna Griffin, Basic Grey -two scoops/very berry sunday
  • Wild Orchid Crafts roses
  • Punch Bunch leaf punches
  • Martha Stewart Border punch
  • Stamps:  Magnolia Dinner Tilda, Rosebud Rubber Stamps
  • Spellbinders labels dies
  • computer generated sentiment (Happy Mother's Day)

Mother's Day card #1

This is a Mother's Day card for my mom.  That is, my mom that raised me.  I was adopted, and also have a card to show you that I sent to my birth mother, and also my mother-in-law.
   The rose stamp is from Rosebud Rubber Stamps, and will be available soon as a digital image stamp.  I am still setting up the store for the digital stamp. If you are interested, please send me an email at:
   For the rubber version of this stamp, please visit:  I Brake For Stamps

Card recipe:
  • Paper:  BasicGrey Bittersweet -hand-dipped, red and white card stock
  • Stamps:  Rosebud Rubber Stamps, Our Daily Bread Designs
  • Stampin' Up Bigz Top Note Sizzix die
  • Spellbinders labels
  • Wild Orchid Crafts roses
  • Punch Bunch leaves
  • Scor-Pal for grid lines on red background
  • Martha Stewart heart border punch
  • computer generated sentiment
  • Arches watercolor paper, distress inks

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tilda with flowers and Down Under Challenge & BSC#1

Okay...this is my first "challange" card.  I had fun making this card. I made it for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #44.   I'll have to enter more challenges.  It's a little easier to design a card when there is a sketch to follow!!!!  This one is an easel card.  Please click on the pictures for a better look.

Here are a few more challenges I've entered in with this card:
 Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 20 -Distressed.  I used my distress inks on Tilda, and I usually distress everything, but only strip on the side got some ink this time!!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is the next challenge I've entered!! 
The Beary Sweet Challenge!!  -May Flowers
Everybody Art Challenge #89 -Pastels

Card Recipe:
  • Paper: background (roses & reverse green script) -TPC Studio "Ancestrial Bird Brocade, DCWV (strip with vines and blug glitter flowers) -sorry, I cut off the pattern name :( , 5 different shades of kraft from my stash, watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Distress Inks -Pine Needles, Worn lipstick, spun sugar, antique linen, brushed corduroy, scattered straw, .... ??
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, punch bunch leaf punches
  • Spellbinders ovals, scalloped ovals, square, scalloped square, tag
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder, Hero arts crystal hearts

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sweet Tilda Easel Card

I had to try my "Sweet Tilda" stamp today!!  I just love the pink and blue colors.  Enjoy!!

Card Recipe:
  • Stamps:  Magnolia -Sweet Tilda, Waltzingmouse Stamps (lower sentiment), Just Rite Stampers (circle sentiment)
  • Paper:  K & Co. Chateau Florals Glitter paper, bound + d/termined inc. -Pink Silk, white card stock, pink vellum (behind circle), watercolor paper
  • EK Sucess border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, spellbinders, vintaj butterfly, blue prima roses, "weeds" from Michaels (looks like baby breath by roses)
  • thick pink mulberry paper for pink flower, punch bunch 6 petal punch used for pink rose

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just a note - Tilda

I'm on a roll now!!  My 3rd Tilda and I'm headed to my stamp room to make more!!  I had fun masking and using my stamp positioner on this one.  Another "blue" card with some slightly warmer colors this time around.  I used the bow easy to make the bow and I only have 1 handmade rose on this card (the larger blue one).

 Card recipe:
  • Stamps: Magnolia -Dinner Tilda, Kitchen Bench, Waltzingmouse labels (tag) and sentiment
  • Paper: Yellow Daisies-Paper Pizazz, makingmemories -Cosmopolitan Workwek Stripe Blue, misc. paper from my stash, GinaK pure luxury card stock
  • mementos black ink, copics, colorbox midnight blue (tag)
  • Handmade (larger) blue rose with Punch Bunch 6 petal flower, prima blue roses
  • blue satin ribbon
  • Spellbinders labels die, scroll (next to bow)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just for You Tilda

Another Tilda card!  This one was fun.  I am addicted to those large white roses, LOL!!  I got hubby to help me take the picture of this one.  His camera does a better job than mine!

Card Recipe:
  • Stamps: Magnolia -Picking Lilacs Tilda, Waltzingmouse labels (tag)
  • Paper: Vintage Blue Roses-Paper Pizazz, navy blue stock, misc. paper from my stash (handmade paper with flowers, and speckled paper -sentiment tag), thick white mulberry paper for the white roses, watercolor paper
  • staz-on black ink, distress inks, colorbox midnight blue (tag), mementos black (sentiment)
  • Handmade white roses, prima blue roses, "weeds" from Michael's dried flower section
  • MS branch punch, MS rose leaf punch, MS arch border punch, MS butterfly punch
  • blue sheer ribbon
  • Spellbinders labels die

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My first Tilda

Okay.... I took the plunge.  I finally decided that I like Tilda.  I saw some absolutely awsome cards on a few blogs and fell in love!!  So, here is my first Tilda card.

Inside of card

For this card I used:
  • Paper: Vintage Roses  - Paper Pizazz, green from my stash, GinaK pure luxury card stock, thick white mulberry paper (for the white roses)
  • paper doilie
  • copics
  • cuttlebug corner die
  • All roses are handmade with: Punch Bunch 6 petal flower, MS leaf punch
  • handmade stick pin with swarovski cultured pink pearls and hematite heart bead
  • dried flowers from Michael's (my husband calls them "weeds")
  • stickles (diamond?)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chocolate & Prayer

Another bookmark!  I love this saying.  I am trying to stay away from the chocolate, so prayer is top of my list at the moment!!!

All stamps are from Rosebud Rubber Stamps, now sold by
 I Brake For Stamps 

Friday, April 2, 2010

My new spellbinders storage binder

Yeah!! ...... I dumped the old way of storing my spellbinders, and found a new way.  I love this.  Everything is all in one place and very easy to get to.  I have 50 sets of dies in this 1" binder!!!!!!

Okay...  I'll tell you what I did.  I took a soft cover 3 ring binder, a package of Grafix 8.5 X 11 chipboard (Medium Wt.), and some business size self-adhesive magnets (although larger sheets of magnets would have worked better).

I used the crop-a-dile to punch holes in the chipboard.  I simply used a piece of paper and a 3-hole punch as a template.  I just layed the punched white paper on top of the chipboard and lined up the crop-a-dile to punch the holes.  here is a little video I found that shows how to punch holes with the crop-a-dile.
   The binder I purchased was a 1" binder and fit about 6 sheets of chipboard.  I was worried that I might not get to put magnets on both sides of the chipboard in case the magnets stuck together, but no worries!!  It works perfectly.  The pages are nice and stiff, so they don't flop around, and it's easy to flip through and see what I have.  The dies stay in place and don't fall off.  The notebook is a little heavy.  It weighs about 5 pounds with 50 different sets of dies.

Here is my old storage system.  If anyone is interested in purchasing these cases, I have about 30 of the square CD cases (with magnets), and about 9 of the larger rectangular cases (with magnets.)  Send me an email at: