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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Angels Among Us

Hi everyone!  A new Magnolia card for you using the Angel Tilda stamp from the Nativity Collection.  I tried to do a cream/beige/gold theme as that is kind of what I think of when I think of angels.  Overall, I am really pleased with how this one came together.

I used the Copic markers in the following colors:
Robe - E 43, 42, 41, 40
Wings - Y 000, 00, 02
Halo - Y 15, 11 and blender
Hair - E 31; Y 21 and 11
Skin - E 50, 000, 00, 21 and 93 for cheeks
Ground - W 3, 1, 0 and blender
I brushed on Smooch Glitz over the wings but it doesn't show up in the photo.

Here is a close up of the coloring.

I used flowers from Wild Orchid and one other that I am not sure where they came from; seam binding ribbon from 7 Gypsies; lace and papers were just from the stash; the corner die is from Joy Crafts and the gold pearls are from Michaels Crafts.

The interior phrase is stamped and embossed with gold powder and the stamp itself was from Denami Designs, which I purchased eons ago.  I thought it was perfect for this image.

I am entering this one in a few different challenges;
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes; 
Totally Tilda - Tilda Sitting Pretty;
Tilda's Town - Celebrate Christmas;
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Winter Wonderland;
Color Me Creative - Non traditional Christmas;
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - I Love Christmas;
Simply Magnolia - Tis the Season
I would love to hear what you think of this one.  Wish me luck with the challenges!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Angel

Once again, it's been a long time since I posted anything but here is a new card creation with a Saturated Canary image.  She is called "Christmas Angel" and is available in digital form from where else but Saturated Canary!

I was trying a Copic combination that I saw Mindy Baxter do and mine didn't quite work out the way hers did but overall I am content with the coloring.  I didn't keep track of the Copics that were used but I do remember that the dress is done with BG's and G's. 

Papers are from K & C; flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid; the stamp image is from Whimsy and the snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.
Here is one closeup of the coloring for you.

One more of the inside.

I am entering this one at the Saturated Canary challenge so wish me luck.  As always, I love to read your comments.  Good or Bad, LOL!!  If you have any other questions on the products used, I'll try to answer as best as I can.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Skating Tilda

I'm back!  Where oh where does the time go?  I haven't been idle that's for sure.  I have been sewing a lot but I decided it was time to do some coloring and make a Christmas card.  It is definitely approaching fast. 

I am entering this one into the challenge at Tilda's Town where the theme is Christmas!!

This is Winter Skates Tilda and was a special release last winter in January I think.  I have used Copics and they are:

Background - B 0000, 000, 00
Pants - YG 61, 63, 67
Sweater - YG 91, 93
Scarf - V 91, 93, 20
Hat - YG 91, 93 on band then went over with YG 63, 61 and used V 93, 91
Pom pom is also YG 63, 61
Skates - C 5, 3, 1
Hair - E 35; Y 23, YR 23
Skin - E 50, 000, 21, 00 and 93 on cheeks

Here is one closeup of the coloring for you!

All of the die cuts are Spellbinders; the designer papers are from My Mind's Eye; pearls and crystals are Kaiser; ribbon and cardstock were from stash.

I added the white snowflake paper and a stamped and embossed phrase to the inside.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Forever Young

Hi everyone!  Here is a new and special card that I have made for a very special friend who has a birthday tomorrow.  The gate fold technique is from the incredible Norma over at From My Craft Room!  She really does the most incredible tutorials and this is one of them.  Check out her stuff as it is fabulous.  I am going to be trying a number of her tutorials so watch for them here.

I am entering this one at Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes;
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes;
Hooked on Crafts - Cards for Men;
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes.

Cards for guys are HARD to make.  Didn't want to make it feminine in any way so that meant keeping the embellishments minimal.  Hopefully a ribbon and pearls aren't too much!  LOL!

I used Cool Edwin from the Sweet Rainbow collection and then masked him off and stamped Edwin's Oldsmobile from Summer Memories collection.  I have colored with the trusty Copics.

Background - B 02, 32, 00, 000, 0000, and blender (Thank you for this one also Norma)
Shirt - BG 72, 18, 13, 11
Jeans - B 97, 95, 93, 91
Bumper/Grill/Tires - C 7, 5, 3, 2, 1
Car - E 18, 17, 15
Interior/window - E 42, 40
Skin - E 50, 000, 21, 00, and 93 for cheeks
Hair - E 29, 25, 31
Runners - C 3, 1, 00
Headlights - Y 00, 11

That is a long list!! 

Here is one close up of the coloring for you.

As always, I really love to read your comments and appreciate you taking the time to "write".  If you would like any other details just let me know.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I am sad to say that I was not chosen for the Totally Tilda Design Team.  I have only applied for two different design teams and I wasn't chosen for either one.  On both entries I kind of thought that it was a long shot and didn't really expect to be chosen.  Yet, why does it hurt so much when finding out that you didn't make it??

How do they choose?  Is it my coloring, card designs, blog too plain, photography skills, not enough entries? 

What does it feel like to be "asked" to be on a design team?

This one "stings"!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Totally Tilda DT Call

Hi everyone!  It has been awhile since I posted and the summer is slipping away fast.  Lots of summer activities going on but I "made" some time to make this little creation for the Totally Tilda design team call and I am going to be giving this one to a very special friend who has a birthday later in August.

I am also entering this one in the following challenges:

Mad for Markers - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious - Photo Inspiration
Midweek Magnolia's - Use 2 dies/punches
Just Magnolia - Pearls and Swirls
NMWC (No Matter Which Challenges) - Anything Goes

The border idea is from the incredible Mandy who is the Head Designer at Totally Tilda.  She has a fabulous tutorial on how to make these border punched card fronts.  Check her out at

I used Copics in the following colors:

Dress and socks - R85, 83, 81
Pinafore and lace - BG05, 02, 000
Shoes - C1, 0, 00
Skin - E50, 000, 00, 21 and 93 for the cheeks
Hair - E59, 99, 33; YR24, 21, 20

Here's one close up of the coloring for you.

I actually designed the interior to open to the left but then realized that it had to open from the bottom up and so it didn't turn out the way it was planned but I still like how it came out.  Here's one of the whole inside panel.

Close ups of the interior.

Toys that I used are:
Papers - Echo Park and Kaiser and Bazzill
Border Punch - Martha Stewart punch around the page
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Pearls - Kaiser
Dies - Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn

I love reading your comments and would love to know what you think of this one!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunset and Flamingo

Another creation for you using the Magnolia Summer Memories 2012 collection.  This one is two stamps and I masked the flamingo to stamp the sunset behind.

The Copics used are:
Flamingo - R24, 22, 21, 20; C7, 5, 3, 1
Sunset - YR18, 15; Y17, 15, 13, 000; B37, 34, 32

One close up.

I didn't write anything or add a phrase to the inside as I am not sure what occasion this will be used for but here is a photo of the what I did do to have it ready when the need arises.

As always I love reading your comments so let me know what you think!!

Anchors Aweigh

Hi!  Here's a new creation for you to look at.  It is the Tilda Unanchor stamp from Magnolia and from the Summer Memories 2012 collection.  I used Copics to color of course and they are:

Background - BG0000, 000, 10; B00, 04
Shorts - B66, 63, 60
Shirt/shoes and bow - R85, 83, 81
Hair - E59, 25, 39, 53
Skin - E50, 000, 00, 21 and 93 for cheeks
Anchor - C5, 3, 1
Rope - E44, 43, 41

I am entering this little creation into two challenges; one at Just Magnolia where the challenge is "All the B's" and mine are blue and blooms and also in the challenge at Totally Tilda where the challenge is "By the Sea"!

One close up of the coloring for you.

One of the inside.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hi there!  Woo hoo, two projects in one day!  Not exactly but I did work all night on the "Creamsicle" project.

This is Honeybee Tilda and Meadow Daisy from the Magnolia Summer Memories 2012 Collection and it is colored in oranges and creams for the challenge at 7 Kids College Fund.

A long list for the colors used so here goes;  Copics and Prismacolor Pencils were used.

Meadow Daisy -
Petals - Y38, 35, 32
Center of flower (hard to see as I propped little Tilda on top) - Y26, 28; E47
Leaves - YG67, 63, 61
Stems - YG95, 93
Grass (the little part that is actually part of the stamp iamge) - YG07, 05, 03
The "meadow" part of ground is done in the following Prismacolors;
     Grass Green 909
     Moss Green 1097
     Apple Green 912
     Spring Green 913
     Chartreuse 989

Here is a close up of Tilda.

Honeybee is colored with Copics;
Outfit - Y17, 15, 11; C3, 1, 00
Hair - E35; YR23; Y23
Skin - E50, 00, 21, 000 and E93 for her cheeks
Wings are Y00 with Smooch Illuminate and Glitz Frost

The die cut circle is from Spellbinder and the label is also.
The butterfly is Memory Box.
The pearls are KaiserCraft and I have no idea as to where to papers are from and ribbon is from stash also.
The phrase is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.

One of the very simple inside.

As always let me know what you think of this one as I love reading all the comments.  Feel free to tell me not only what you do like but also what doesn't work.  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Secret

Okay, it's been awhile since I posted anything and I can't believe how the time flies.  With a huge fence project and golf and work and looking after a house and yard the summer is flying by.

This new project is an idea from Norma at From My Craft Room.  She makes absolutely gorgeous items so check her out.

Lots of pictures for you so here goes.

This is Miami Edwin from the Magnolia Summer Memories 2012 collection and he is colored with Copics of course!
Shorts - B97, 95, 93, 91
Shirt and socks - YR24, 23, 21, 20
Shoes - C7, 5, 3, 1
Skin - E50, 21, 00, 000, 93 for the cheeks
Shell - E44, 43, 42
Sand (ground) - E55, 53, 51 and blender
Hair - E99, 97; Y21, 11

The flowers are from Wild Orchid, the die cut is Spellbinders and the phrase is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood.  The stamp is from Impression Obsession.

The dolphin jumping out of the water is also colored with Copics and they are:
B97, 95, 93, 91; C4, 2, 0

This is all of the same products as before including that the stamp is from Impression Obsession.

The seahorse on the top is colored with:
E43, 42, 41, 40; BG000, 0000 and blender; the die cut is Spellbinders and the pearls are from KaiserCraft.

One picture for you of the inside drawers.

I know this is a lot of pictures but here are two more to show an overview of the whole creation.

I am entering this one into a couple of challenges and they are:
Mad For Markers - Off the Page
Just Magnolia - Summer Colors
Let's Ink It Up - Use favorite embellishment (flowers)

If you would like any other details just let me know.  You can email me at or

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I just made this little tent card and doctor's bag box for a friend who has being feeling lousy and is also grieving.  I like to think that time heals but when you are hurting it doesn't feel like it will ever end.

Nurse Tilda was colored with the following Copic colors;
Reds sections - R 29, 27
Cork in bottle and end of syringe - E 13, 15
Cap and dress - C 00, 1, 3
Papers in her hand - E 43, 42, 41, 40
Hair - E 29, 25, 31
Skin - E 50, 21, 00, 000, and cheeks E 93

Hearts were cut with Spellbinders and the flower is Magnolia.  The background red paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and "Get Well" phrase is from Gina K Designs.

The little doctors bag is from an online tutorial and it is really cool and cute.  I embossed with the same Cuttle bug folder and then also heat embossed over the texture so that it kind of looks like leather.  Hard to see in the photo.

I am going to be adding a lip balm, tissue package, single chicken soup package and a sore throat lozenge package.

If you would like any other details just let me know.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Overflowing with Love

Here is a new card for the House Mouse Challenge!  The theme is "anything goes".  Love those challenges.

This adorable stamp is called "Sweet Kiss".  I used the following Copics to color them;
Bird - B 14, 12, 02, 000; Y 38, 35, 32, 00, 11
Mouse face, tail, ears - E 000, 00, 01, 11
Mouse body - E 35, 33, 31
Ground - W 5, 3, 1 and Blender
Background - BG 10, 000 and Blender

Here's one close up of the coloring for you to see.

And one of the inside.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts; the phrase on the outside is from Impression Obsession and the inside verse is Hero Arts; the die cuts are Spellbinders and the little jewels are from Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

If there is anything else that you would like to know just send an email and I will answer anything that I can.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cupcake Box

This box came from the Stempelmaleins (love that word) site and I thought I should give it a try.  I am quite happy with how it turned out.  The pictures are lousy though. 

Although this is perfect for a cupcake, you could also use it for a gardening gift box. 

I used the Garden Tilda and colored her with the following Copic markers;
Overalls - YG 67, 63,61
Pocket on overalls - YG 93, 91
Top (blouse) - V 25, 22, 20
Boots - YG 97, 95, 93, 91
Skin - E 50, 000, 21, 00 and E 93 for cheeks
Hoe - C 6, 5, 3, 1
Ground - W 5, 3, 1

On the other side of the box I used the Magnolia watering can and colored with the following;
C 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2; G 46, 43, 40; RV 52, 00, 55, 63, 66; R 56; YG 21; and I used the Smooch Illuminate on the butterfly

One of the "hole" side of the box.

One more of the other side top flap.

I am entering this one at:

Magnolia-licious - inspiration photo of spring colored cupcakes
7 Kids College Fund - Make It Cute
Mid Week Magnolias - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - use at least two Magnolia stamps
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Wish me luck and I love reading your comments.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Believe in Magic

I am such a huge Harry Potter fan that I was absolutely thrilled when Magnolia released the Tilda Wizard stamp!  Here is the card I created using this adorable stamp.

Here is a close up of the coloring.

I have used Copics to color in the following colors:

Robe and socks - Y23, 26, 28
Skirt and belt and shoes - B000, 12, 14
I also went over the shoes with C1 and C2
Skin - E0000, 000, 00, 21 and E93 on cheeks
Hair - E31, 33, 35, 37
Wand - C1, 3, 5
I painted the stars with Gold Lame Smooch

Here is one of the pull out.

I am entering this in two different challenges. 
7 Kids College Fund - use dies cuts and/or punches
Color Me Creative - favorite yellow combination in Copic colors

Wish me luck and as always, I love reading your comments.  Any questions, ask away!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Is Here

Here is a new card just to celebrate spring which will hopefully arrive soon.  I still have snow in my backyard and really would like to see it gone for good now.

The stamp is from Magnolia Ink and is called Tilda with Daisy.  I colored her with the following Copic colors:

Dress, socks and bow - BV 000, 00, 02
Lace on dress and shoes - E 40, 42, 43, 44
Hair - YR 24; E 50, 51, 31, 33
Skin - E 50, 000, 00, 21
Daisy - Y 00, 000, 13
Stem - G 20, 21

Here is one close up of the coloring for you.

And one of the inside.

The papers are from a very old 6 x 6 pad that I have had forever but they were K & Company; the image was cut with a Spellbinders scalloped oval die; the lace was from the stash; the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts; the tiny butterfly in the top right is a Spellbinders and the one on the top left is Memory Box.

As always, I love to read your comments and I would love to know what you think of this one.

I am entering it in three different challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Shades of Spring
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Your favorite tool (mine is the Cuttlebug)

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Here is a Saturated Canary card that I have been working on for a little while.  I just love Krista's designs and thought I would try this one out.  I think I got it a little too large and a little too dark but overall I am quite happy with it.

I used the following Copic colors:
Dress - BG 72, 75, 78; E 42, 43, 44
I had done the socks in the E's listed above and then I went over them with BG 10 and 11
Shoes - BG 10, 11, 13
Hair - E 53, 25, 39, 59, 55
Skin - E 50, 00, 000, 21
Eyes - B 12, 000
Lips - R 20, 00

I am entering this one at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog where the challenge is to use twine.  I didn't use very much but it is there across the bottom.  Wish me luck on this one.

One close up of the coloring for you.

One of the inside.

As alwys, I love to read the comments and I know it takes time to write something but I love reading them.