Monday, June 28, 2010

For Bella

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This has been my project the last 2 days. My niece is expecting her first child in August. Her name is Annabella (Bella for short). The shower was moved up a month, so it was a hustle to get the invites/party favors done/mailed in time for them to go out. Her theme is "Cute as a Button". This is my smaller gift to her "New Mommy Survival Kit". The contents inside...
Wisp (breath strips)
Germ X
Slippers/Facial Mask
Cupcake Mist
Mini Kleenex kit
Mini Wet Ones
Mini Lint Roller
Mini Emergency Kit
My papers reflected her polka dot/button theme.
Stamps - Hanglar baby set (LOVE LOVE LOVE this set)
Paper - DCWV pp
Misc. - PTI ribbon/buttons, pop-up dots, Becky Higgins font for cover

Friday, June 25, 2010

Challenge combo

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It's been too long since I've played in one of Rachel's cupcake challenges!!! This cupcake color combo just sang out to me because turquoise was one of my grandmother's favorite colors. It was somewhere in every room of her house and such wonderful memories it brings back. Time hasn't been on my side lately, so the Just Magnolia challenge is combined. Love this fun sketch!!!
Stamp - Tilda with Roses
Paper - SU pp and cs
Ink - Memento and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - metal dots, stickles, nestabilities, ribbon/lace, sticker sentiment, flowers (Prima/Wild Orchid), MS punch

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baby Boy

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Today I pulled out my Hanglar baby set and made a boy card. There aren't many blue Copics in my house, because it's just not a color that I use much. It was a hit/miss trying to get close to this SU pp. There is another one already colored a deeper blue in case it's needed. :)
Stamp - Hanglar and Spanglar
Paper - GP, PTI, and SU pp
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MS border punch, Kaiser bling, pop-up dots, American Crafts ribbon

Friday, June 18, 2010

Just Magnolia - In the Garden

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This week's challenge is "In the Garden". So I went through my stash and found these cute papers. Once that decision was made, the Bunny Tilda was perfect. She is so cute, but you have no idea what I had to go through to get her. It's a long story but she's finally here and I'm happy. She can be used all year and not just for Easter. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Stamps - Bunny Tilda (not to be CONFUSED with Baby Bunny Tilda), Fence (Magnolia)
Papers - Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety/PTI cs
Ink - Memento/Copics
Misc. - Sentiment sticker, SU border punch, MS leaf punch, flowers (Prima/Wild Orchid), stickles

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lili of the Valley - sketch

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This is for the Lili of the Valley sketch - I just flipped mine around so it would fit the image. This bunny is just so CUTE!!! Of course, my addiction to the flowers continues and the tips of the flowers and the leaves were hit with stickles.
Stamps - Bunny w/cupcake & balloon (Lili of the Valley) Sentiment (?)
Papers - BG Green at Heart
Ink - Memento/Copics
Misc. - Stardust Stickles, MS leave punch, flowers (Prima/Wild Orchid), Kaiser bling

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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Happy Wednesday! Lately there has been no mojo at all in my house. So what's a girl to do? For me, go to party planning blogs. I love to visit decorating/entertaining blogs. They are so addictive. The colors!!! This is a Penny Black stamp that was given to me recently by a friend. :) She is so cute! The colors came from a party blog that I visited and the layout is one that was tweaked just a little from a card that my friend, Kim, had recently sent me.
Stamps - Penny Black
Paper - DCWV baby stack and PTI cs
Ink - Memento/Copics
Misc. - Prima/Wild Orchid flowers, heart pins (one was gift/one from Wild Orchid), May Arts ribbon

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tea for Two

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Well the baby shower invites and party favors are behind me. Whew! I had started to color this image last night and decided it would work with a fun paper pad from Kaiser that was in my friend Rachel's store, Hope Stamps Eternal. It's closing, so there might be a few goodies left. The last few pages had punch outs, so I used the scallop to make a sort of awning that the party girls are sitting under. Have a wonderful day!
Stamps - Lili of the Valley image and SU sentiment
Paper - Kaiser paper pad and GP white
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Prima/Wild Orchid flowers, Smooch Spritz, pop-up dots, Kaiser bling

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hanglar - Shabby/ Distress Challenge

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This Hanglar challenge was distressing. Now this is not something that comes naturally to me at all. Can you tell? LOL Too heavy handed with the ink. I used ColorBox (Frost White) first on the blue cs and then layered Tim Holtz Walnut Stain on top. Also used the walnut on the image panel. My little guy appears to be a world traveler and maybe he's waiting for his train or plane to leave and has his yoyo out to occupy his time. LOL Actually this could also be a girl with a short haircut. There is just a touch of bling added to his yoyo.
Image - Boy w/yoyo (Hanglar and Spanglar)
Paper - SU cs an pp
Ink - Memento and Copics, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain an Colorbox Frost White
Misc. - Kaiser bling, PTI ribbon, and pop-up dots

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Party Time Tuesday #2

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Man oh man, I'm sick of coloring baby shower invites! 7 more to go...but just had to take a break from them. This week's challenge is to have a number on your card. YES!!! Now I can use this paper that would surely end up in the trash!!!
Stamps - Elzybells girl and SU sentiment
Paper - Basic Grey pp and PTI cs (Lemon Tart)
Ink - Memento & Copics
Misc. - Nestabilities, stickles, pop-up dots, May Arts ribbon

Monday, June 7, 2010

New Hanglars!!!!

Bad picture, but just had to bust open my new Hanglar & Spanglar stamps. It is an adorable baby set. What I should be doing is finishing up 30 baby shower invitations (date was pushed up 3 weeks-ack), but no....this is what seemed to become my priority. So I must hunker down for the next few days and get these cards done. Lots to color!
Stamps - H&S Kit #5 (baby set)
Paper - GP white and BG Green at Heart
Ink - Memento/Copics
Misc. - Pop-up dot & nestabilities

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hanglar Challenge #1

Happy Dance!!! There is a new Hanglar Challenge Blog!!!! The first challenge is to use pink/green on your card. A fun and happy color combo. I'm so excited about this new challenge blog because I ADORE Hanglar stamps!!!!
Stamps - Girl w/flower (Hanglar) sentiment ($1 stamp)
Paper - PTI cs and DCWV pp
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Flowers (Wild Orchid and Prima), nestabilities, white gel pen, MS leaf punch

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Party Time!!!

My friend, Anna, is on the DT for a new challenge blog-Party Time Tuesday. This challenge is to make a birthday card and make sure to put the sentiment on the front. I loved Anna's fun tag on her card, so I decided to use it too!
Stamps-Izzie has a cake (Stamping Bella) Sentiment (Stampendous)
Paper - K&Co. pp. and PTI Orange Zest
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Bling, PTI ribbon, Kaiser bling, nestabilities, pop-up dots