Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paper Sundaes!!!

I am so happy to be able to finally participate in a challenge at Paper Sundaes!! I have been so crazy busy that I haven't played with the wonderful girls over at Paper Sundaes since before May!!!  Gosh, where does the time go?   This weeks challenge is sponsored by Lacey over at Stamp and Create. She is now carrying Magnolias!!  So our challenge to you is to "Use a Magnolia".  Super easy for me! I am sure you have seen a few ppl out in blog land, specifically Zoe, playing with the "no lines" or "Faint lines" techinque. I decided to give it a go.  Well let's just say, it ain't as easy as it looks! LOL

I liked doing it, and I like how different it looks. You almost get a painted or colored pencil look with it. Strange that something as simple as taking out the black lines would do such a thing! 

 Here is a close up of the coloring. I used London Fog, but I stamped it off first than stamped on the paper that I was going to work with. That way it was extra light! I loved doing the hair without lines, it was fun. the rest was more challenging, but I do like the end result.

Those fabby little papers are from the new Authentique line. Love them and got them all! ;-) I am getting a new love for 6x6 pads of paper. I want them all, and I pick them up everywhere I see them! I am starting to hoard them though. It kills me to use the paper in them! LOL  I want it to last forever! But I used it, because I started watching multiple episodes of Hoarders on Netflix and now  I have a fear of saving anything. I DO NOT want to become one of those ppl!! Have you watched Hoarders? OMG...after watching a few episodes of that, I went straight into my room and started pitching some things that I had been saving because you never know when you might need it. I threw out an entire garbage bag full. Funny, you can't tell though! LOL 

Please stop by the Papers Sundaes blog and check out all the beautiful cards by the DT. By all means play along with us!!

Fashionable Stamping - Ribbon and Lace
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Something from Stash (lace)
Bloggers Challenge - tic tac toe
Just Magnolia - Bingo
Pixie Dust Studios - Add a Tag


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Let's go Shopping!

Hello!! Those couple of words are big trouble for me!! "Let's go Shopping", I find myself already drilling into my daughter that shopping is what quality girl time consist of!! LOL  If we are bored, that just seems like the natural thing to say!! haha

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious. So this weeks inspiration challenge was picked by Maria. She gave us this fabby picture for inspiration.  I love coach! I love, love purses. I have a purse fetish. Thats right, I do. It's the PERFECT thing to be addicted to. It doesn't matter if you are short, tall, thin, fat...whatever...a purse is just perfect on you. You dont have to say....they don't have my size..does this look good on me? hehe I love purses and shopping!

See, it's a gift card holder. Nevermind my old Hilton Honors card in it! LOL I just needed a card so you could see what it was for!  Perfect card for your favorite shopper!!!

This little magnolia loves shopping too! Can't you tell?? ;-)  Tilda Goes Shopping and the Boutique Window can both be purchased in the Magnolia-licious Store. They are part of the Bon Voyage collection.  I have colored both with Copic markers. The window received a heavy coating of Liquid glass. I added some diamond flakes on the flower edges. I can't quite remember where the papers came from!  I believe the flowers are reflections.

Please come over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and check out all the DT members projects. Be sure to give them some love! Of course, we hope to see you join us in the challenge! You have 2 weeks to enter!

Stamping Boutique - Stripes and Dots

Friday, August 19, 2011


Hello!!! Remember me??? hehe I had forgotten this card that I did a month or two back for some girls in my office. I have plenty of stamps and such to make baby cards...but nothing appropriate for a baby shower. So I just knew my favorite artist Mo Manning was bound to have something that I could use.  Voila! Isn't that just the cutest pregger lady you've ever seen?  I made two of these cards, both quite similiar. Just changed up the background papers.

I kept it simple because lately thats how I have been rolling! I colored her with copics.. I wish I could say that I crocheted the pretty flowers, but nah...I didn't. Thats one thing that I have tried numerous times to do and I can't seem to "get" it. So these are from...American something. LOL 

My summer has finally slowed down. Thank goodness!  I have a little bit of time before my next adventure and have actually gotten a few hours here and there to color. I just haven't put anything together yet. Hope to be able to do that this weekend!!   School starts for my kiddos this Monday, yay!  We've been doing last minute school shopping, open houses, etc. Can't wait to get back into the school routine!  I will say though, I am SO THANKFUL that my kids wear uniforms to school. I couldn't believe how some of these YOUNG kids came to open house dressed!  Wowzie...It was like they were going to a club. Clothese just seem to be getting smaller and smaller! Is it just Florida? I want to believe it's because it's so hot


Mo's Challenge - Feeling Blue

Have a good one!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Black n' White Color Challenge

OMG! I am so late with this. My mind was somewhere else and I almost totally forgot about posting this! It's a new color challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! This week Maria has chosen Black and White for the challenge. 

This little baby gave me a HARD time..I kid you not.  I pulled out piles of black, white and cream papers trying to get something that went with the image that I colored! LOL  You know....there are a gazzilion and one shades of black.  I used the C's for the image and afterwards I felt that I probably would have been better off using the W's.   I did go over her with some W's trying to tone down the C's, but I still wasn't happy with it.

I used Farewell Tilda for my image. The Fence die is a magnolia doohickey. The farewell sentiment is also from Magnolia. All of them can be purchased in the Magnolia-licious store.

Please join us this week in the challenge!  The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for the Magnolia-licious store

Don't forget to check out the other fabulous creations
by my awesome DT's sisters!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You're so Sweet!

Good morning!  I'm really...I am really back. No more vacations for me for a few months! ;-)  I LOVE to travel, but I have to say I am exhausted! In between traveling, working and kids....I need a STAY-Cation at home!  My house is showing signs of neglect as well!  Needless to say, I am taking a bit of a breather!  I do have some plans in upcoming months, but not to much! 

I was so happy to say that this weekend I did get a little bit of crafting done!! yay me!  Mostly for upcoming DT's so you won't see to much coming from me beyond that! ;-(  I have a project I am FINALLY working on for my son. A few years back my mom and I wanted to learn how to quilt, so we took a class. We made a Log Cabin pattern and I LOVE my quilt. It came out so beautiful and it's so cozy. So cozy that my son has taken claim to it! He loves it and it is what he uses all the time for sleeping and cozying up on the couch. So I thought maybe I should make him his own quilt, since he obviously appreciates it. I am making it in more "dude" colors. So for the next few weeks, I am hoping to get a start on the quilt and wrap it up in between card making! 

Now on to the card!


The image is from Mo Manning, she is sooooo adorable! I just love her dress! I have colored her with copic markers. The paper is from CTMH. The sentiment is SU. The border around her is a Magnolia doohickey border die.


Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Sparkles forum - One for the Girls
Card Mad Digis - Girls (must use digi)
Mo's Digi Challenge - something sweet

Have a great day!


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