Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Good Evening. First I want to thank everybody who looks at my blog and leaves comments. It really gives me motivation to "play". It is also killing my walllet, but that is another story!!! ;-) 

I stamped the following Magnolia from a friend. It was actually one of the first ones that I colored but hadn't gotten a chance to put it together. Since coloring this, I think I have gotten better but it's still cute!

I used Stickles on the wings and Copics to color.  The sentiment is from CTMH. 

Challenges: Just Magnolia

Thanks for looking


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Robin Hood...

So last night my two favorite guys and I went and saw "Robin Hood" with Russell Crowe.  I had heard from some people that they didn't like it, but I went knowing that it was a prequel to all the other stories of Robin Hood. I must say, I LOVED it. I thought the story was great, I thought the special effects were wonderful. I LOVED Cate Blanchet (sp?) as Maid Marianne. She was fabulous.  Of course, Robin Hood was played by Russell Crowe who I absolutely adore. One of my all time favorite movies is Gladiator! (same directors too)

So I left thinking of my little Sherwood Edwin sitting on my desk colored but not assembled into a card. So I did what any sane (cough) person would do and I came home and put together this little guy........

I had some little chipboard trees from Maya Road which I colored using chalk cat eyes. Edwin is colored with Copic Markers. I did this one awhile ago, so I do not know which colors that I used.  My local Michael's just got in a rack full of new borders, so I snagged up this woodland border punch a couple of days ago. I love it, the corner has a bird. So cute.  The sentiment is from CTMH. Papers are random from my stash! (as usual)

I used the Friday Sketchers sketch.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!  Go check out Robin Hood, if your into that sort of thing!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


appy Sunday! I have 2 quick posts tonight. First I have Pirate Tilda. It was masked and colored with Copic Markers. I love this stamp so much and I think it turned out so adorable. I'm still playing and learning how to color shades of black with the copics. I have to find the right combination. 

My next card I made quickly this morning for my niece, Brianna's birthday.  I just love this little Curtsy Princess. Are you seeing a theme here??? Are there any Tilda's that I don't just love??????? ;-)  She was colored with Copics.  You can't see by the picture but I glittered her gloves, socks and the inside part of her dress.  The sentiment is from Close to my Heart and papers are from my stash.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I don't have much time tonight, going to play Trivia at the Tiki Bar, but I wanted to post my lastest card using Bubbles Tilda.

Don't know how well you can see, but I used Liquid Glass from CTMH on the bubbles and Diamond Stickles on the wings.

I do have a listing of the Copics that I used and will post an update a little later,  thanks for looking and all your comments are appreciated!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Flying Fairy.....

I came home Saturday after having a great day with the family seeing Ironman 2 and a nice dinner - to a package in the mail. I wasn't expecting it so soon.  I ran into the house and opened it to see my gorgeous new stamps, Bubbles Tilda and Flying Fairy. So on Mothers Day in between doing other things I got to ink one up and make a card....

This is totally my new favorite stamp. She was so fun to color and it's just adorable!

I colored her using Copic Markers, here are the ones that I used....

Skin Color - E00, E02 and E11
Cheeks - R20
Hair - E49, E49...little bit of E11
Dress - RV19, RV 17, RV14, RV13 nd RV11
Glitters - Crystal Stickles
Paper- misc
Sentiment - Close to my Heart

I did use a sketch for it, but I can't remember whose to post it!! lol Silly ol' me! Too tired tonight to find it, so I will search for it tomorrow!

Thanks for looking and thank you in advance for all the comments. I love them all, they are inspiring and motivating!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Create Room.......

I thought I would show you all my scrapbook room. It's definitely a work in progress. Comes down to - I need more space!!!! I have 2 work areas. One is where I usually keep my computer (under the Create Life Memories wall word (from UpperCase Living). The other space is longer and thats where I do my main work at.

That long wall on the right, I really want to put shelving there. I have intentions on doing just that, it's just a matter of when! You can't see it but way over to the left, in front of the Expedit (Ikea) is a large window and I have a workstation there as well. I purchased it from Pier One, its nice, but kind of a waste of space. I think I would rather get a 2 square high expediet and put there instead for storage. With 2 high, I would still have access to the window.  Here are some close-ups of different things in the room.

Most of my paper is in here. I need another one.....I have overflow in other places. I  got the shelf from Ikea as well. I can't remember what line it was. I got it because it was deeper than most shelves so the cropper hoppers fit in perfect. You can fit 7 across and theres enough room for 5 shelves high. So it holds quite a bit of paper.  The black ones were done purposely, they were initially for my CTMH papers. But I outgrew them so they aren't anymore.

My little  stash of Copics. I just order about 50 more though....so it won't look so sparce by sometime this week! I took a basket, from Michaels, and got some thick Foam Board and made the dividers. It works really well.I think when I gets a little fuller, it will be better. I know you don't have to store them on their side. But this is directly in front of my workspace and I can see the numbers and just grab. Works for me.

The drawers are from Ikea. I have GOOD intentions on painting them and covering them with pretty papers. I just haven't gotten around to it! My goal for the next 3 months. (I'm being realistic!!)

Just some of my embellishments. It's mostly Flowers, Buttons and Ribbons. I have overflow in photo boxes on my Expedit shelf.  I have tons of Primas......I'm trying to use them up so that I can justify an order to Wild Orchids!! lol

Thats it.....thats my Creating Space. I love it. I do what to re-arrange and finish up that long wall....but it works for me!  Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 8, 2010

One Day My Prince will Come.....

I am going to first start this out by saying.....I will never...I repeat, I will never color another window from the new spring Magnolia Collection! haha  My friend bought the spring kit (I wish I had known how cool the kits are, bc I would have totally layed out some dough for one) So, last night I got a bright idea to do the stone window with the princess.  The Idea was great but I must tell you it took SO very long to color it all in. Good thing I had nothing better to do on a Friday night! I had planned on intently watching the Cleveland Cavs vs . Boston Celtics game, but seeing as though it was a total obliteration....I knew my team was going to win, so I played while I watched. GO CAVS!

I woke up this morning and finished the card. I used Copics and the papers are from the Once Upon a Time Collection by ??, sorry can't remember the name and quite frankly I'm to lazy to get up and look! Hey, it's been a busy morning! 

I will admit, this is my favorite card to date. She is so very adorable. I just knew my Kara was going to love it. I mean, she's 5 and loves princesses, loves stamping. How could she not! I just had fnished when I heard her get up from bed. She walks into my craft room and looks at it with total disgust. I was floored! I said, honey....don't you like it? Isn't she beautiful???  She said....."Mom, I wanted to do that....You took my idea....thats what I was going to do."  I wanted to laugh so hard. She said everything I did was what she was planning on doing  She was so upset, so I turned it around and said...."That's why I love you so much, because we think the same way"  She now loves it and has been taking her own pictures of the card. I was also forbidden to give it to my niece for her upcoming birthday. She wants me to give it to her for her 6th birthday in August.
Copics that I used:

Here is Kara with "HER" card......She's so cute!

This card qualifies for the challenge at the following:

Thanks For Looking!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Check out Stampin' Mindys newest Card....it is sooooooooo Cute! Love it. She also has some Blog Candy available. You can see her blog from here - Stampin' Mindy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Play Day!

Today my friend, Lisette, came over and joined me in some creative play.  She was busy playing and learning her distress inks, while I just wanted to get some stamps inked and colored. I am pretty comfortable coloring faces on with my Copics, but I have definitely NOT gotten comfortable with coloring and shading things like dresses.  I have a pretty good selection and # difference in my Copics, but I just can't seem to get the light shades. I always seem to lay the color on quite heavy.  So I played with Copics and my Prisma colorpencils.

I won't tell you about my horrible "snow white" Tilda experience. Ok, maybe I will. I botched her hair up.....I really botched it up. But, I moved on.......I finished a total of one card!! Here she is....

Tilda is colored with Copics and Prisma Colorpencils. The flowers are Primas.

I used Flower Soft on the flowers she is holding. I haven't really played with the Flower Soft to much, but have enjoyed the way it looks the times I have.

This card qualifies for the  Just Magnolia  Challenge and Stamptacular (bc I think it would make the perfect "mom" card and Papertake Weekly, and another Charisma cardz Challenge


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