Cardabilities Reveal Day for December 30

Hello Everyone,

I have news! While this is my last post for Cardabilities for the year and my 1st term; Karan has invited me to continue on for a 2nd term!! yeah yeah yeah!

This is a very inspirational design team for me. Karan’s sketches makes it so easy to just focus on the fun papers and embellishment and coloring of the card and I really enjoying using her sketches!

Here is the sketch for this reveal day:

And here is my card:

Happy New Year everyone!!! and safe travels …


Shaped Card

Here is a shaped card I made with Tilda – I believe she is Hula Hoop Tilda from the Rainbow Collection but she has been aptly renamed by a family member as disco Tilda. The stars on the background is a digi stamp from the Meljen Design collection.

She is such a girly girl card I had to add all the bling I could on her – on the stars, the hula hoop and her hair. Too bad I can’t get glitter to show too well on photo. If anyone has a tip, please share.

Thanks and enjoy Disco Tilda.

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamps

Magnolia-licious Highlites


Tags and bookmarks

Tags are very easy and quick to make and they make wonderful simply gifts. I enjoy making these and I wonder why I never seem to make enough of these.

Here are 2 I just made as gifts.










I enjoyed drawing part of the background grass and cobblestone too – it was a fun, no pressure way to doodle.

Challenge entered:

The Pink Elephant

A Spoonful of Sugar

Magnolia Down Under

Color Me Creative

Magnolia Stamp Lovers


Delicious purple card …

I haven’t used purple, especially darker purple, much on cards just because I find darker cards harder to photograph. But when my sister-in-law asked for a purple card, I thought I’d give it a try to see if I could pull of a darker purple card.  Here it is …

I am surprised and how rich and warm it looks and I love how rugged yet soft it looks when paired with khaki green. I guess I will be using more of this color combo.

Here are the details for the card:

- Patterned paper is from Die Cut with a View.

- Tilda (magnolia Stamps) is colored with Copic Markers,

- Ribbon and flowers are from Offray.

- Tag was die cut with Spellbinders and stamped with Country Charms labels from Flourishes; sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Stay cool in this 100F heat.

Challenge entered:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers

Simon Says Stamp

Just Magnolia

Fussy and Fancy

Magnolia-licious Highlites

Shabby Tea Room

Cute Card Thursday

Meljen Challenge


White is not white enough …

Hello bloggers,

It’s tough for me to get out of holiday mode – after our long 4th of July weekend. Oh, I did make cards – that’s not the tough part. The tough part was dragging myself to the computer after 3 glorious sunny days!! (we don’t get much of those in MN)

Anyhow, I attempted a couple new things I had never dared venture in cardmaking – using the sewing machine on my card (there is a long story in there about about paper getting stuck and burning up the sewing machine engine that I will not get into) and coloring white clothing (I use to think why bother coloring white – the paper is white – but I stand corrected by my Copic instructor).

Here is the card that had both sewing and coloring white.

Tilda’s white clothes were colored with B0000, B21 and C0, her wings were B21 with clear Atyou Spica pen ad her tights were R0000 and R01. Colorless blender was used on all 3 areas to lighten areas to white. The oval frame was distressed using blue chalk pencils. The Warm wishes sentiment is from Impression Obsession sentiments II set. I love how versatile that set is.

I’d love pointers if you are successful in both areas.

Challenge entered:

Magnolia-licious Highlites

Copic Creations

Tuesday Throwndown

Simon Says Stamp

Totally Tilda


Spoonful of Sugar

Meljen’s Challenge

Impression Obsession

Our Creative Corner


Happy 4th of July!!

I love long weekends!! The kids play till they are worn out and I get to make cards while they are napping.

Here are the cards I made today. It’s the 1st time I’m using digital stamps and I love it!

The meadow is from Whimsy Stamp Crissy Armstrong’s Collection. I love how versatile the stamp is for many different images. Of course, everyone recognizes Tilda. I believe she is new from the 2011 sweet rainbow collection. I love how bright and colorful this card turned out that I didn’t even have to photo edit it at all.

My next card is also from the Crissy Armstrong Collection. I just adore this little girl and her puppy – I love that she looks so vintage. Quite a different look from Tilda. And she is so easy to color – all the shading spots are already highlighted on the stamp! Thanks Crissy.

I’m off to make more cards since the kids are still asleep and Crissy is having a design team call!! (scroll down to see blinkie on sidebar)  Have a happy 4th everyone!!

Challenge entered:

Pixie Cottage

Sunday’s at Crissy – design team call

Magnolia Stamp Lovers

CMC challenge

Just Magnolia

7 Kids College Fund

Tuesday Throwdown

Magnolia-licious Challenge

The Pink Elephant

The Shabby Tea Room

Our Creative Corner


Shabby Chic Tilda …

I just cannot get enough of this little girl with no nose or mouth … she is one of the cutest little girl I have seen, after my daughter of course.

Here is Tilda on some of my favorite patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye. Ribbon is also from My Mind’s Eye. Sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

Challenge entered:

Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Fussy and Fancy Challenge – Case’d Lisa

Pile It On – circles

Color Me Creative

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

7 Kids College Fund Challenge

Meljens Challenge

Our Creative Corner


Just Magnolia


A phone = A card …


Can it be possible that a phone be an inspiration for a card – now that’s a great excuse to make a card if I ever hear of one.

Well, it’s everyone’s excuse to make cards over at Magnolia-licious Monthly Challenge. It’s mine too and here is my card inspired by the pink phone.

Little Tilda was colored with Copic markers – RV0000, R81, R85, E0000, E000, E00, E31, E25, E29, YR04, YG11, YG17. Woven ribbon was from Offray and patterned paper is from Michaels. The print on the paper are actually outlines of flowers – I love how it looks like they are sun rays instead.

This is my attempt at simplifying Tilda – instead of loading her up with embellishments and layers of paper. I love that shabby chic look but it is sometimes difficult to put that into an envelope and having it survive the USPS journey. Let me know what you think.

Challenges entered:

Magnolia-licious Highlites

Stamp Something

A Spoon Full of Sugar


The Pixie Cottage

7 Kids College Fund Challenge

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: CASE’d Chelsea

CMC Copic Challenge

Just Magnolia

Sundays with Crissy



Altered Projects …

Hello Friends,

I found some new stamps I wanted to get my hands on coloring them with my Copics – from Darcie’s, Stamping Bella & of course, little Tilda from Magnolia stamps. Aren’t they the most adorable images. So I made some bookmarks and tags this weekend that I could use and give away. I also used a Unity Stamp to make the flower bookmark.

I love these corner bookmarks so it doesn’t stick out of the book and rip in the process of using it. Nope, I didn’t come up with the idea – some other creative person did and here is her tutorial on how to make the bookmarks.

I also made the tags as a little cheat sheet for “sandwich” recipes for my vagabond – courtesy of Nancy’s contribution on the SplitCoast Stamper forums. The most useful thing in my craftroom to date!

Stay cool today and have a productive day!

Challenge Enter:

By The Cute & Girly: Stamping Bella & her new little flower bookmark.

Totally Tilda Challenge: Tilda on her bookmark

CMC Copic Challenge: Tilda on her bookmark