Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun Friday - Treat Box

Good morning!  It's time for YNS Fun Friday!  This month we are also showcasing ways we organize things. Here's the thing, how does an unorganized person showcase that?? hahaha  Ok  I am not that unorganized....but I don't have anything that stores my items that is pretty...except my Ribbon Carousel.  I LOVE my Ribbon Carousel not only does it look pretty, it's functional and doesn't take up that much space. It's about a 7x7 square. Thats it!  So I have this bad boy sitting right at my workspace.

Did I mention how purdy it is????

Is this not just the most cutest way to store your ribbon? I bought this from The Ribbon Carousel and she even sells the spools that go along with it. Love the look, soooooo cute and tidy!
Now on to my project. this week I decided to make a Treat Box.  I like to make little boxes or other types of projects for a few of my co-workers for Halloween. This box called the, 2,5,7,10 box is quite simple and may be this years gift.

I have used the Creepy Crawly set from Your Next Stamp along with the Trick or Treat sentiment. 
Copic Colors:
Hair/black stripes - C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Purple - V00, V12, V15, V17
Jeans - B91, B93, B95, W4
Skin - E000, E00, E11
Thanks for looking!!
Disclaimer: I currently design for The Ribbon Carousel, however, I bought my first carousel well before I was ever on the design team. I truly do love the design and function of it. That is my opinion alone, I was not asked to say that or given any product to do so! I found a great product for organizing things and wanted to share it with my friends and followers!  Thank you!!!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday - SOG

Hello! It's me again. I have another new post below this one, so scroll down if you are here for the Ribbon Carousel Post.

For my my card I used Gwen in Bloom from Some Odd Girl. The paper is new and called Harvest Lane from Simple Stories. Gwen in Bloom is colored with Copic Markers.
The colors I used are as follows:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E51, E53, E33, E37
Dress: YG61, YG65, YG68, W2, W4
Browns: E42, E43, E44, E47
Flower: Y11, Y15, E33

Sorry to make this such a quick post but my life has been boring and let's be real, you're here for the cards anyways!! haha


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Hi There -

Good morning! It's time for another Ribbon Carousel Challenge!! 
This week our favorite Aussie Crewmate Danielle Daws is challenging us to create a project using fall colors. Yep. Summer is coming to and end so lets get ready for the Fall!  It can't get here soon enough for this Floridian. I'm sick of the hot weather.....could weather would be very welcomed right about now.

This week I used a card that I colored up a VERY long time ago. I'm not especially thrilled with the coloring, but I love the stamp. I'm not usually a fan of the "older" magnolias. I think they have funky faces, but I do like this one. Not exactly sure why, but it grew on me.  The paper is from Jillybean Soup - Country Pumpkin Chowder. I used some Red Jute to make a bow. The wood button is from Prima.

If my memory serves me correct - I used the following Copic Colors:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E47
Shirt:  YG61, YG65, YG68, E99
Scarf - R22, R24, R29, W4
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Shoes: E42, E44, E43, E47
Grass- E44, YG61, YG63, YG67

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over the Ribbon Carousel Blog to see the other DT creations and We hope you play along with us this week!
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Monday, September 17, 2012

1 Stamp - 2 Ways Hop....

Good morning! It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Magnolia-licious Design Team Blog HOp!! This months theme is a 2 for 1 Holidays. We are taking a holiday stamp and using it 2 ways. First we are using it for the Holiday it was intended for and then for an entirely different holiday. We want to show you how versatile stamps can be. There are some awesome creations by the girls so make sure you hop around and check them ALL out! If you arrived from Sharon Caudle's blog, you are on the right track, If you not you may want to start at the Magnolia-licious Highlights and hop along.

Here is what I created for you......

 Ok so I know what you are thinking....Baby - that's not a HOLIDAY...well you are correct. I had EVERY intention of making this card a Valentine's Day card and at the last minute, literally as I was putting it together I said, awww, this would be so cute with a Baby Banner. So I changed it. When I started up loading my cards I realized what I had done!! just image the words Baby saying LOVE! haha

For both of my cards I used Tilda wants a Hug from the christmas collection. Sadly I did not see it in the store at the moment. However, you can check with Diana and see when it will be available again. It's all colored with Copics. The paper is Echo Parks - Very Merry. The large scallop and Banner is from MFT.  Do you just love that Red Silk ribbon?? I know I do! I picked that up over at the Ribbon Carousel.

Copic Colors:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, W2
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Clothes - R22, R24, R27, R29, W4, W5, G21, G24, G28, G29
Background - W7, W5, W4, W2, W1
The baby card is also colored with copics. The Christmas stamp has Holly's in her hair so i just used a Copic Multiliner and drew in a loopy ribbon to cover them up. The pink border is an Antique Lace doohickey.  Have you checked out ALL the dies Magnolia-licious is carrying now? Wowza, if you haven't you must!!  She has Memory Box, Cherry lynn, Marianne, Magnolia Doohickeys and more!!  The paper is Carta Bella - Paris Girl.

Copic colors:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, W2
Clothes - RV10, R81, R83, R85, W2, W4
Hair - E51, E53, E33, Multiliner

Thanks for looking now head on over to the VERY talented Mindy Baxter's to see what she has created for us today!!

Blog Hop Order
Suzanne J Dean
Patti Jo Skogquist
Mary Giezma
Cheryl Rowley
Norma Lee
Sharon Caudle
Tracy Valure  <<<---You are HERE!
Mindy Baxter
Janiel Corley
Ruby Montes
Cabio Tse
Angela Wood     Hugs, Pin It

Friday, September 14, 2012

Party like a Rockstar!

**Second post today - if you are looking for YNS - Fun Friday please scroll down or click HERE**

Hello Peeps!  It's Friday....I'm doing my happy dance. I need this weekend sooooo bad!  Tomorrow night I'm heading south to go to see Toby Keith with a friend and my sis. Should be a good time. I WILL NOT be making the mistake of NOT tailgaiting this time!  I did that for the Jason Aldean concert and I truly think we were the ONLY people not tailgating. So yes, I am succumbing to peer pressure...I will have my cooler with my Lemonade and Vodka in it! ;-) I will not be chugging away at beer bongs though!

Ok...enough about my bad habits. Today is my day to post on the Markerpop blog. I used Dancin' Mae by Some Odd Girl.

For this card I used Copic Markers to color her up. (Colors are below). That perfect sentiment is from S&P Company- Bold Sentiments III - Birthday. The paper is Ambrosia by Bo Bunny. The button is from the Hello Sunshine Collection by Bo Bunny and the twine is Purple Plum Divine Twine.

Copic colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R02
Outfit: YG11, YG13, YG17, V01, V12, V15
Hair: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Shoes: C00, C1,C3
Background: B000, B0000, W2, W4

Don't you just love the Some Odd Girl images? I know I do!!!  Don't forget there is a large Pre-Order of the new release in the store. Hopefully you joined us last week for the fabulous Blog Hop we had. Wow, talk about some amazing cards! If you hadn't looked yet, do go check them out.
That's all for today. Thanks for looking!!

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Fun Friday and some organization tips!

Hello!  Today is FUN FRIDAY over at Your Next Stamp and this months theme is "Trick or Treat".   We are also showing off a little bit on how we organize our crafty items too. So be sure to check out all the DT's blogs to maybe get some inspiration.

My card is made using the POOF! set by Your Next Stamp.  The sentiment is from the Trick or Treat set also by YNS. It's all colored up with Copic markers. The paper is  from the latest Echo Park Chillingsworth 6x6 Pad which I picked up from The Ribbon Carousel.
Copic Colors are:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress:  C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Green: YG21, YG23, YG25, W4
Purple:  V01, V04, V6, V09
This month the YNS girls are also showing off some of the ways they store and organize their things. I am going to show you how I keep my Copic Markers. I have showed this before, but it's been quite some time. I love my copic storage!! It sits right in front of my work station and I just have to grab what I need. I like having the numbers in view. Nice thing is if I go anywhere it's a basket so I can just take it with need to take them out and put them into anything else. This is an old photo, I have almost outgrown this basket, my little compartments are stuffed now. Love it though!

I used foamboard and a basket that I purchased from Michaels to make my storage unit. I just measured my basket and then cut the foamboard with an x-acto knife. You can see in the photo that I cut notches, this makes it nice and sturdy. I've been using this same for about 2 years now and have NO ISSUES....whatsoever!  I also made a basket for all my re-inkers. The foam board doesn't bow or anything with the weight of the re-inkers or markers. Cheap, inexpensive way for storage compartments.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Few Fries Short...and a giveway

The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are teaming up with the talented designers from Totally Stampalicious to bring you a blog hop jam packed with crafty eye candy! We will be helping to show off Totally Stampalicious' September release of stamps AND some ribbon and twine from the Ribbon carousel, of course!

Today I used Navy and White Center Stitched Ribbon, Beach house designer paper from Bazzill and Peppermint Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock for my card - all are from The Ribbon Carousel. The image and sentiment are from Totally Stampalicious!!

Now, lets talk prizes!

The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store and Totally Stampalicious will be giving away their 4 newly release September stamp sets! Enjoy the hop and be sure to leave some blog love along your way to be eligible for the prizes! Winners will be announced Saturday night at 8:00 PM EST.

I am also having my own little giveway!!! heard it right. I am giving away a Sampler Pack of Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock (yahhooo) AND a 6x6 Beach House multi-pad of paper (which I used above). You're going to love this cardstock!! It's heavy weight and the colors are gorgeous! So you must leave me a comment and if you become of on my followers either here or on Facebook - that would be great too!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Marker Pop/SOG - Blog Hop

**Second Post for today!! If you are here for the YNS Blog HOP - Please scroll down or click HERE.

Hello and welcome to the Holiday Hop presented by Some Odd Girl & MarkerPop! Today we are teaming up to share some amazing holiday inspiration created with Some Odd Girl's new release along with some of our favorite coloring tools from If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning at the Some Odd Girl Blog so you can see why we are hopping & what amazing prizes are up for grabs!

Today MarkerPop and Some Odd Girl are teaming up to bring you a blog hop with the Christmas Release of Some Odd Girls latest stamps. I love my SOG's stamps and these are all must haves to me!  So cute!

Here is my project using the new Ornament Tia stamp set. I colored her with Copics from

Thank you for stopping by to see my creation! Be sure to visit the rest of the designers participating in this blog hop, click on the next name on the list below. Also don't forget to leave me a comment for another chance to be entered into our prize drawing. When you are done hopping, make sure to stop by the MarkerPop Blog so you can play along with our holiday hop challenge.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thankssss - YNS Blog Hop

All week the Your Next Stamp DT have been showing off some sneak peeks of the next release. Today the YNS DT are having a hop to kick off the new release, now available in the store!!

The new release includes:

Reading Set - stamps and dies
Ellie Loves to Dance
Ellie Loves School
Nathan from the USA
Brooke from the USA
Monty the Snake
Quackers the Duck
Heartfelt Sentiments
Christmas Postcard

I have used Monty the Snake for my card. Isn't he Ssssssssspecial?

Quick details on the card - Monty the Snake is colored with Copics. I used a .7 Multiliner to add darken some of the lines so they really pop.  The Parrot Green Grosgrain and Wax Lips Bazzill Cardstock is from Ribbon Carousel.

Now for the Hop details!!  There will be 3 hidden new release prizes, so be sure to comment on all the DT's projects, you don't want to miss out on that!

In the Your Next Stamp store there will  be bundle deals and 15% off your order from Sept 6th thru Sept 10th - Please use online code Sept15OFF

Thats about all. Now it's time to see the what the rest of the DT has created!!   Don't forget you have until Sept 10th!!!  The winners will be posted on the YNS Blog at the 11th

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

YNS - Sneak Peak!

Good morning! It's time for a little sneak peek of the Your Next Stamp new release.
This little cutie is called Ellie Loves To Dance! She will soon be available in the YNS shop.  I have colored her with Copic markers. I used some Bazzill Cardstock, ivory jute, yellow vintage seam binding and pink vintage seam binding from the Ribbon Carousel.  I cut the fishtail strips with an MFT die.

Now come on over the Your Next Stamp Blog to see the other DT's  fun creations with the new stamps!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mommy to Be.....

Hello!! It's challenge time at the Ribbon Carousel. This weeks challenge is to use BOWS!  Simple enough, eh.  I was asked to make a card for a mommy-to-be and my favorite image is from Mo Manning. It's just perfect and you can really see the love she has for her unborn child!!  So I pulled out my pinks and went to work.

Mother to Be is colored using Copic markers. The Cardstock is Candy Hearts Bazzill and the ribbon is Pink Satin Center Band Ribbon both from The Ribbon Carousel.
Copic colors:
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E47
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Shirt: RV000, RV10, R91, R83, W2
Skirt: E33, Y11, Y15

Now head on over to the RC Blog to play along with us and see the other DT's creations!

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bookworms Rule! YNS

Guess who is the newest DT member of Your Next Stamp??? Yep...ME! I was asked to Guest DT for the month of August and then shortly after, Karen, asked if I would like to join the team and of course I said YES. How could I not when I had so much fun coloring up adorable images like the one below.....

For todays card I used Geek but Unique from YNS. Along with some Wax Lips Bazzill Cardstock from the Ribbon Carousel.

Short post today...I am busy, busy!  Tell you more next week!  Thanks for looking....


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Yummy for your Tummy

Good morning!! So In case you hadn't seen last week, I am now a member of the Magnolia-licious Senior Design Team! yay!  This week Cabio has challenged us to a project, she would like to see ANYTHING BUT a CARD!!  Well as you will see below, I did both. 

Are you addicted to Pinterest??? I am. Seriously, it's like an illness or something. I can't NOT go on there and look for yummy recipes or inspiration. Pinterest is bad too, it makes you feel like ANYBODY can some of these projects. Ha...I wish! There are actually blogs out there dedicated to busting "pins" now. Funny stuff too!

Anyways, I was surfing some pins a few weeks ago and came by this super easy box from Cosmo Cricket using 1 - 12x12 piece of cardstock!  Yep..thats all!  There is step by steps and a video to show you how to do it too.

The little tag is part of the latest release - I used the Mini Tilda with Carrots.  Magnolia-licious is selling them in sets of 2 and they are a deal!  You get Mini Tilda with Corn along with Mini Tilda with Carrots.
This box is the perfect size to stash some treats or cookies. The inside space measures out to about 3 inches high by 2 inches wide and 6 inches long.
I had just made some yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies so I stashed mine with those! ;-)

I  decided to make a card to go along with my little box. For the card I used Tilda with Cherries. Both projects are colored with Copic Markers. I used copics to create the cloud background as well. The Tilda lace border die is a Magnolia Doohickey Die.  The Ribbon is Yellow Vintage Seam Binding from The Ribbon Carousel.

Now come on over to the Magnolia-licious Highlights blog and see all the other wonderful projects by this fabulous DT.

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