Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

Lots of people are sharing their Top 10 cards for the year, here are mine.
I chose these because they are cards that featured some of my favorite images, papers, or embellishments of the year. Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When My Heart Finds Christmas


This will more than likely be my last post until the new year. My life is extremely busy right now and we are bracing for a possible ice storm tonight. Can things get any more stressful? LOL
The title is a play on 2 of my favorite things. I have collected heart ornaments for over 30 yrs. Also my favorite Christmas cd is by Harry Connick, Jr. Love the jazzy sounds he adds to holiday music and when shopping in the stores and one of his songs begins to play, I'm humming along.
This is a Christmas gift that I got to open early - YEA!!!
Stamp - Tilda with heart (Magnolia) sentiment (Studio G)
Paper - Cosmo Cricket (Jolly By Golly) and PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Nestabilities, Kaiser pearl accents, MFT die, stickles, white gel pen
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Monday, December 6, 2010



This card is going to a special young man. He is in middle school and for many years he was a student in the Sunday School class I taught. I wanted something fun but didn't need any buttons or bows on it. We are meeting up this weekend for lunch and possibly the movies. Even though I haven't been his SS teacher for 2 yrs. now, we keep in touch.
Image - Digi image by Tiddly Inks
Paper - SU River Rock / PTI Black cs and MM pp
Ink - Copic markers
Misc. - Nestabilities, MS punches, and bling
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Entryway Vignette

A second post for today - wow that's really good for me. Today turned out to be a short day (love those). I'm linking up to another Holiday decorating blog - vignettes.

This is my hallway as you enter my house. Since I like to switch things up each year, this year I went with a red/white theme. My favorite candles are featured (oops forgot to take the wrappers off). They are from Pier 1 and each year I go and buy several. It sends the most delicious scent throughout your home! I found these cute mice at Trees 'n Trends. Tons of great ideas if you have one near you.

Here is a close-up shot of my cute little mice! Notice one is holding a heart! I have a serious heart collection in Christmas ornaments. This year I will be adding 2 new beautiful green glass hearts that I found at Macy's.
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LOL can you tell who has been playing with the effects options! I went and bought tons more digi images and this elf just screams cuteness. With a strong determination to use all of this paper, maybe 4 more cards and it will be knocked out. The fun bright colors are a nice change. Hope you have a FUN day!
Images - digi elf - Tiddly Inks / digi sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas pad (All That Scraps)
Ink - Prismacolor pens
Misc. - MS punch, Kaiser bling, Spica silver pen,Stickles, Nestabilities
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Home Linky Party - Mantel

YES you are in the right place!!! So right about now my husband and son are about to wring my neck! If I ask them to get one more tote out of the attic things could get ugly!! ;) I kid (sorta).
I'm linking up to a mantel party and if you haven't started decorating yet or wanting to change your mantel, you have got to check out this blog
Every other year I make subtle changes to my mantel and this year it is a new garland (HL 50% off yea) and LED lights. Dare I say that I'm not digging the LED - the box says clear, but it looks like blue to me when lit. Oh well...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Let It Snow


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Mine was nice and a new sweet treat I made was a big hit. Have you heard of mini desserts in a shot glass? They are pretty hot right now so I made mini banana pudding shots (no rum). LOL Every single person asked me if there was alcohol in them because of the shot glass.
Anyway...I found time to color yesterday while watching the Titans play an ugly game. One of the Pure Innocence images that is a favorite. NOTICE my new die????'s a My Favorite Things die and although it's pricey, so glad to have bought it. It's been sold out several times.
Image - digi Pure Innocence and digi Lili of the Valley sentiment
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas Pad and PTI cs
Ink - Prismacolor/Copic pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, PTI ribbon, MFT die, white Flower Soft, MS punches, clear dew drop
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Stocking Were Hung


Hope you had a good weekend! You know you're addicted to stamps when this entire card started with a sentiment from a $1 set. I had a clear stamp set with 4 sentiments, so that's like a quarter a sentiment. So after looking at the Magnolia Merry Little Christmas Collection, I picked up the fireplace. Next I wanted the Tilda sitting but she's sold out everywhere, so this giggling Tilda was my second choice. You know what? I really like her a lot! Of course, to take it to a whole different level, I purchased a card scents called Fireplace. Seriously!!! I mean a 25 cent sentiment cost me some $. But these are stamps that will be used again and again! So it all works out right? LOL To do the fireplace and colored with grays and then used a Prismacolor colorless blender (which I love much more than the Copic)and let it just sit in the square to achieve a "stone" look.
Stamps - Giggling Tilda and Fireplace (Magnolia) sentiment (Studio G)
Paper - PTI cs, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - MS snowflake punch, PTI twine/button, Nestabilities, Christmas Red Stickles
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love You Snow Much


Whew! Today was a great one for me because I thought it would be a 10 hr. work day. The stars aligned and I was finished in 7 - YES!!!!!
Another cute digi snowman today! These are easy to color and you can knock them out super quick!
Images - Digi snowman (Etsy-digistampcharacter) and Darcie's sentiment
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas pad (All That Scraps) and PTI cs
Ink - Prismacolor
Misc. - SU Sizzlits die, Nestabilities, glue & glitter, Kaiser pearls
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Smiles


Hope your weekend was great! This week I'm going to make snowmen themed cards and it can't be any easier than with this sweet digi. She is the same artist who does the Pure Innocence images. LOVE them! I wanted to keep this card really simple. My dp is distressed, so I applied some chalk ink to my cream cardstock.
Digi Image and SU sentiment
Ink - Copics
Paper - Cosmo Cricket, PTI cs
Misc. - SU punch, twine, dew drops, Nestabilities, MS mica flakes, pop-up dots, PTI ribbon
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Sometimes a card doesn't go quite the way we wanted and that's ok. I'm going to post this anyway, because I have a solution to my problem. ;)
My idea to use the sheet music with Nestabilities - good. My cutting a small mat around our singers - not so good. However, I'm order some new circle sentiments from LotV tonight (can't wait) and will cover up the lower right hand corner boo boo. I'm really not good at cutting, too impatient probably. :)
Taking the day off - just because I can. YEA!
Stamps - Christmas Carolers (LotV) and sheet music (too lazy to go look)
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas paper pad and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - bling, Nestabilities, lime chalk ink, glue pen, prisma glitter

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sneaky Tilda


Isn't she just the cutest thing ever! Sneaky Tilda is in the Merry Little Christmas release, but she is definitely a year round stamp. I paired her up with some new paper from All That Scraps and when it arrived what a surprise to see how bright it is. But after coloring Tilda, I adore it. I'm waiting for the new LotV sentiment stamps to use with her.
Stamps - Sneaky Tilda (Magnolia)
Paper - Milton & Co. paper pack (All That Scraps) and SU cs
Ink - Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, MS branch punch,MS border punch, Prima flowers, Stickles, bling
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Belated Birthday Wishes


Hope you are having a good weekend! Today was my lucky day with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I'm participating in a belated birthday swap and had just finished coloring this image when I see this is PERFECT for the CIC. Everyone on the DT used this image and a few also used the boy.
Image - Tiddly Inks digi and SU sentiment
Paper - DCWV Nana's Kitchen
Ink - Copics
Misc. - MS punch, ribbon, pop-up dots and stickles
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Just Magnolia


Yeah - it's Friday!!! This may very well become my *NEW* favorite Magnolia. The minute I saw her she had to be mine. The Just Magnolia challenge this week was to use beads. Hmmm...well not a lot of beads in my house, but after checking out the DT cards, many of them used the pearl type embellishments.
Stamp - Tilda with fir tree (Magnolia)
Paper - MM Mistletoe and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MM Mistletoe jelly sentiment, MS border punch, Kaiser pearls, pop-up dots
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Too School For Cool


Well after hearing Pink's new song I can't get this line out of my head. The first time I heard it, my initial thought was what? Then after hearing it again, it made sense. LOL Now once it's in my head, another Tiddly Inks digi in the stash came to mind and some paper that was a gift. Now what kind of sentiment? Any suggestions? LOL
Image - Schoolgirl Tiddly Inks digi
Paper - Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend and PTI cs
Ink - Prismacolor pens
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Betty Belfrey


This is apparently digi week at my house! Today is another cutie Tiddly Inks image and there were so many cute Halloween ones. I decided to give a little nod to the Wicked Witch with her green face. When I was little and watched the Wizard of Oz, she didn't scare me, but those flying monkeys sure did! LOL
Image - Tiddly Inks digi Betty Belfrey/Hero Arts bats/$1 sentiment
Paper - Basic Grey Eerie and PTI cs
Ink - Copics/Memento
Misc. - Hero Arts Bling, Nestabilities, SU ribbon
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Monday, October 25, 2010

New Digi Image


Woo Hoo!!! We have another digi image today and she is a cutie yes? I believe this is the artist who designs for TAC. I have a couple of her stamps from TAC and then my friend, Tammi, told me about a new digi community. Do you know about this site? Head over there NOW and grab your freebie of this image.
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Image - digi image
Paper - Basic Grey and PTI cs
Ink - Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - MS pumpkin and fence punches, dew drops, stickles, PTI ribbon

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Good Witch


Happy Sunday!
Yesterday I bought several digi images (ok more than several) and decided to make good use of this cute witch from Tiddly Inks. Used my scissors to rough up the edges of the orange pp.
My new Martha Stewart punch is tough on the hands, not sure if it's because I used PTI cs or not.
Submitting this for Rachel's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - what luck that this works!
Image - Tiddly Inks witch and $1 sentiment
Paper - old $1 spot Target paper and PTI cs
Ink - Copics
Misc. - MS web border punch, bling, PTI ribbon
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010



Happy Wednesday! This little bear just makes me smile and I hope he does you too! The little pearls were colored with a Prismacolor pen so they would match the paper.
Image - Forever Friends Bear and bird
Paper - Basic Grey and PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - Basic Grey brads, nestabilities, pearls
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Magnolia Swap


How is your day going? Today has been perfect weather - 60's with a slight breeze and I only worked a 1/2 day. YES!!!
I'm participating in a Magnolia card kit swap and these were the pieces in my kit, so why not just go ahead a make a card right? My kit actually included buttons and an embossed piece of cs with cherries on it. Can you have too many cherry papers, accessories - I think not. :) I'll add a sentiment later (which happens on 70% of the cards I post)
Stamps - Cherry Tilda (2010 Autumn Collection)
Paper - American Crafts cheerful cherry and PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MS border punch, satin ribbon, pop-up dots, Fruit Punch Stickles
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