Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Magnolia Inspiration Post...

Eeeek - this is my LAST post for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. As you may already know I was asked to move up to the Magnolia-licious Design Team so you will still see my work, but over on the Highlights blog!
This weeks challenge is a photo inspiration -

Here is what I created from the photo.....

I used Tilda with Peony and colored her with copic markers. The paper is from My Minds Eye. Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Butterfly is from Prima. The Yellow V-Striped Twill was purchased at The Ribbon Carousel.

Come by the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and see the other creations by the DT and to play along for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-Licious Store.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Have a Ball

It's a good thing I had a crafty weekend LAST weekend, because it's not looking good for this weekend. So many things on the agenda!!  Not to mention I started reading the Outlander Series....Wowza, great book.  I can't put it down and its a HUGE book. I'm not quite sure how I am going to function over the next couple of weeks (or months) because it's a 6, going on 7 book, series.  If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. It was recommended to me buy numerous people recently and I am very glad that I started it. 

Now on to todays card. It's FUN FRIDAY at YNS. This months Fun Fridays theme is Birthdays!

I used Baseball boy from Your Next Stamp today.  Colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is part of the Baseball Boy Set!  So Cute!  I then added some Navy Jute from the Ribbon Carousel.

Thanks for looking today!
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Have a Groovy Day

Good morning! It's Challenge day at YNS! This weeks challenge is a sketch!.

Here is my creation for this weeks challenge:

Today I used the adorable SHOPPER FHIONA, I just think she is too cute and she was so much fun to color. I colored her using Copics. Added a fishtail banner with an MFT die. The sentiment is from CC Designs.
Come on by the YNS Blog and check out all the other DT's creations today. As always we would love to have you play along with us!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bump it Up

This week is my turn to give out a challenge to my fellow Crewmates at the Ribbon Carousel.  I am challenging you to  "bump up" our crafty creations with a little embossing.  Pull out those embossing folders, impression plates, or heat guns and embossing powder and show us what you've got!

I pulled out my little fairy Tilda and colored her with Copic markers. I added a hefty amount of Stardust stickles to her wings.  For our challenge this week I used an embossing folder on the pink cardstock. I added some flowers and Parrot Green Cotton Twill from the Ribbon Carousel.

Now hop on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog and check out the other Crewmates inspiration and play along with us this week. Remember to use something that comes on a spool!!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blog Candy Winner and a Card....

Hey there, did you think I forgot about the Blog Candy!! Nope, I have just been mad busy and needed a few minutes to sort all the names to make sure I added in the people who had double entries!  So the Blog Candy WINNER IS............

Sara of  Sara's Hobbyist Apartment

Sara, please email me at scrapgirl1210@gmail.com by Weds. August 22nd. After that a new name will be drawn ;-(

Today I am also sharing with you a card I created for MarkerPop using Sunny Mae.  She can be found in the store, here.  I used Copics for the coloring and the paper is Lily Bee Designs.  The Sentiment is including with the Sunny Mae set and I used a tab die from My Favorite things.  The Twine is Peach Divine Twine and you can find that at the Ribbon Carousel.

Thanks for looking today and congrats to the blog candy WINNER, Sara!


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Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday - YNS

It's FUN FRIDAY over at Your Next Stamp and this months theme is Birthdays.

I have used Cupcake Cutie Fhiona from Your Next Stamp today. The cardstock is Bazzill Cardshoppe and the ribbon is Mango Vintage Seam Binding, both are from the Ribbon Carousel. It's all colored with Copic Markers with a little bit of stardust stickles added to the cupcake.

Thanks for looking!


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Good Together - Unity Hop

The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have joined forces with the outrageously talented designers from Unity Stamps to bring you an blog hop that is sure to knock your crafty socks off! 
We would like to thank Angela Magnuson for her generosity! She sent so many goodies to the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates that we are each making not one, but TWO projects for this hop! Seriously......this is a hop you don't want to miss!

For my cards I used Brandy and Emma Good Morning and Happy Couple from Unity Stamps. I paired each card with some beautiful ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel.  I used some Yellow V-Stripe Twill, Black Horizontal Stripe SatinCandy Bar Bazzill and Licorice Twist Bazzill.

Lets talk prizes!
Do you have your own ribbon carousel yet? Do you want one? Do you need another? Of course you do! You're in luck! We will be giving away a ribbon carousel to one lucky blog hop participant! And that's not all! Unity Stamps is giving away a whopping TEN itty bitty stamps (winner's choice) !! Just make sure you hop and leave some blog love along your way to be eligible for the prizes!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beach Babe

***This is my SECOND post for today, if you are here for the Magnolia-lious Challenge, please scroll down below this one!!  Thank you! ***

Thanks for joining us for another Ribbon Carousel Challenge!
This week our wild and crazy Crewmate Jenny Peterson is serving us up with a dose of crafty inspiration. She is challenging us to make a card with a summer theme!

If you follow my blog you probably already know that I love me some Saturated Canary images. They are fun, sexy and just so darn cute!  I have been waiting for a reason to use this Beachy Themed image from SC.  I used Copics to color her and it was so much fun to color. I loved coloring her hair.

I kept the layout simple using some Candy Necklace Bazzill Cardstock and  DP from the Echo Park Paradise 6x6 paper pad. Completed the look with some  Coral Satin grosgrain Ribbon.

We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC66) with a direct link back to the RIBBON CAROUSEL BLOG POST. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool!

Tracy Valure

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Birthday Cheer

Good Morning. It's time for a Color Inspiration challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

This months color challenge is:  Blue, Pink and Cream

I have used Tilda with a Gift For You colored with Copic markers. The paper is from Echo Parks - So Happy Together collection and misc. buttons tied with Ivory Jute from the Ribbon Carousel.

Thanks for looking and come on by the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and check out the other DT's creations and enter your color themed card to win a $25.00 gift cert. to the store!
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Satin Ribbon Tutorial

Good morning! It's my day today to share a tutorial on the Ribbon Carousel Blog. I was going back and forth on what to share and finally decided to do this cute little Satin Ribbon Flower. It was really quite simple. If you are interested in learning to make it you can see detailed instructions, with PHOTOS, on the Ribbon carousel Blog HERE.
Basically to create this flower all you need is a 15-17" piece of satin ribbon, a piece of sheet adhesive, embellishment for center and a lighter or candle.  You cut slights about 3/4 of way down in 1" increments the length of the ribbon.  Cut about a 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" circle from your adhesive sheet. Starting at the out edge of your adhesive sheet, lay your ribbon down and pleat it as you go around. keep going and spiral it inward towards the center.  Once you finish trim off extra ribbon.  Next your going to lightly burn the edges of the ribbon.  BE CAREFUL! Add your center embellishment and viola....cute, easy flower for your next card!!

The rest of my supplies I used were an image from Some Odd Girl colored with Copic Markers. The cardstock is from Bazzill Cardshoppe, the notched die is My favorite things, the DP is from Kaiser crafts, the button is Bo Bunny and the Plus Satin Grosgrain is from the Ribbon Carousel.

As I said before, if you would like to see detailed step by step instructions along with

***Blog Candy update  - I was busy over the weekend and will annouce the winner of the blog candy in the next day or two.*** Thank you!!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Blog Candy - Ends August 10th

If you came by looking for my BLOG CANDY -
 Click HERE to go to that post!! 

This post will stay at the top until August 10th, please scroll down for recent post. Thank you

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Books like friends.....YNS

Good morning.  Todays challenge at Your Next Stamp is books. I just used that adorable Owl Grad stamp the other day, so I thought I would create a bookmark using this Mini Fiona and Her Pony stamp.  I thought the sentiment worked perfectly with it because I'm sure many riders consider their horses their best friends too.

These little bookmarks are so very simple to make and they come out adorable!  I also used the Flower Fun scallop stamp from YNS too for my matte.  The Sentiment is MFT and I picked up that beautiful Forsythia yellow seam binding from the Ribbon Carousel.

Come on by the YNS Blog and check out the other designers projects and to play along with us.


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Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday - SOG

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** If you are here for my Blog Candy (ends this Friday, August 10) Click HERE

Hello!  I hope everybody's weekend was great. Mine was busy and extremely exhausting. I was busy baking and cooking for my daughters birthday and I had 2 other parties to go to in between that. Needless to say yesterday I think if finally got to me and I am now officially sick. ughhh. Hoping it just from exhaustion and I start feeling better. Until then I plan to lay around and read. I just finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Wow...truly amazing she is. I just want to give her a hug! If you haven't read it and if you have ever thought you had a bad childhood....you may not feel that way after reading about hers.

So I will get to this weeks challenge over at Markerpop and then I will share a few pictures from my daughters birthday party. This week's challenge is sponsored by Some Odd Girl and we want to see bright colors.

I also wanted to point out that I used ShinHan Twin Touch markers for this card! MarkerPop now carries Copics and Shinhans, so I thought why not try them out. I had heard some amazing things about them and frequently see some projects around that are amazing. They have a couple other color combos that you just don't quite have with the Copics, which is nice too.

You can also you them in conjunction with your copics. Overall, I have to say I really like them. They go on, work and feel just like Copics do, which is great.  I have tried other markers and I liked them, but I certainly could have never seen myself switch. But with these, if I had to, I definitely wouldn't be sad...they really are nice.

The colors I used are:
Skin: YR132, YR133, BR107
Hair: BR109, BR104, BR94
Pink: RP137, RP9, R18
Blue: PB76, PB183 and PB185

Our challenges at MarkerPop are now running every 2 weeks! So hope that you get an opportunity to play along with us.

Here are a few pictures from this weekend:


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Hoot! Hoot! Horray! and a YNS Blog Hop


Hello!  We have a special Blog Hop this month because Your Next Stamp is celebrating its 3rd Birthday!!!  We are so excited about this milestone, and we have some fun and ADORABLE projects to share with you today! We are making this hop even more fun, because we have put together a scavenger hunt!  Each DT member and guest has a bold, colored letter on her blog.  Collect all the letters and unscramble them to find the special saying.  Once you do that, e-mail Karen at karen@yournextstamp.com and you will qualify for the $25 YNS shopping spree GRAND PRIZE!!!   We also have 3 special new release prize packs hidden along the hop.  Just leave comments along the way to win!   You have until August 9th at 12 midnight EST to play along and the winners will be announced August 10th on the YNS Blog!

And here is my card using GRAD OWL - adorable, isn't it?

As always we have some awesome specials at the YNS Store!  Everyone will receive a FREE scratch card with every purchase all month long or while supplies last!  Every card is a WINNER!

Also receive 25% off your order August 6th-August 10th!   Online code is HAPPY Karen has just improved the YNS Store website, so make sure you check it out!  We now have larger thumbnails so you can see these adorable images even better! Now it’s time to hop on over to Veronicas’s fabulous blog, but before you go, don’t forget about the scavenger hunt!  My letter is  D. Happy hopping!

Oh and I have blog candy going on as well....ends this Friday!! Click HERE to see whats for grabs and to add your name  -

Saturday, August 4, 2012

You've Caught My Heart!

Goood morning all!  Guess what? I'm this months Guest Designer over at Your Next Stamp!  I am super busy making and baking things for my little ones Luau Birthday Party so I am going to keep this short and sweet! ;-)

This weekend at YNS we are giving you some Sneaky Peeks at the upcoming release. Today I have
a peek at the oh so cute Ellie Loves to Fish designed by Fhiona Galloway!

She is colored with Copics, the paper is Echo Parks, Paradise Beach, the wood button is Prima and the Teal Twine is from The Ribbon Carousel.

Now if you like, head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out all the other sneak peeks by the other designers!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

In my Thoughts - Saturated Canary

Good morning. First I wanted to remind you, if you haven't signed up for my BLOG CANDY do so soon. It ends next Friday, August 10th.

Today I am sharing with you a card using a Saturated Canary image. Love these images, Krista is one of my favorite artists.

This little one has been done for quite some time now.This is the card that broke my sewing machine too! lol  You can see the stitching isn't quite right, I think the tension was way off. I should just take it in and have it looked at. Instead I went and bought a Janome Sew Mini. I like it, but I like my old one much better. sigh......

Supplies I used were - Copics, Spellbinder Scalloped oval and oval die. Paper is MME. Large scallop and sentiment are from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for looking today and be sure to check out my BLOG CANDY!

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