Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tilda & Co. Eyelet and Natural Challenge


Today's card is for the Tilda & Co. Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is "EYE EYE ITS A NATURAL FEELING" To use eyelets and something natural, leaves twigs or such. Oh I had some new toys for this one! First I had one of my new Spring Stamp Club stamps, isn't this Tilda just too sweet, I colored her with my Copic Markers, highlighted with a Ranger White Gel Pen, and wings stickled. Then yesterday I picked up a Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Glittered stack. Ohhhh this paper is so pretty. The only bad thing is that they were out of the girls stack =). I picked two pieces from the stack and put Making Memories tan flower eyelets on each corner of them. I then matted Tilda with a tan piece of Bazzil card stock and put eyelets on each corner I then used a piece of Papertrey Aqua Mist card stock as the base. I have hundreds of eyelets and this is the first time I have used them for longer than I can remember. Wonder why? I layered everything, I then got a white flower from my stash, and inked it with the Papertrey Perfect Match ink. I may have gone a little strong with it, as my flower is a tad bit dark. Then I added the "leaves" as per the challenge. I stitched the edges with a white gel pen and then added the sentiment from Rubber Stampede. I like the way it all came out. I am really liking this color lately, a cool breezy shade of blue green.
Have a Happy Wednesday!
Card Info:
Stamps Magnolia, Rubber Stampede
Paper: Bazzil, DCWV Nana's Nursery Boy, Papertrey
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Stickles, Eyelets, flower, Prima Leaves, Ranger White Gel Pen, Pop Dots

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Still NO Email...

I am going crazy without my EMAIL! I just keep hoping that nothing will be lost. This "upgrade" that they are doing is really messing with my life. So please if you have emailed me, I hope that this afternoon it will get here and then I can respond.

OH doing the happy dance!!! I got my Magnolia Spring Stamp Club stamps yesterday!!! They are all put on EZ-mount, cut and I LOVE THEM!!!! That is another reason why I only got one card done last night because I was working on my new stamps... but it is so worth it to have some new Tildas and Edwins and accessories to play with! Can't wait to ink up the swing and use it! It is just fabulous!

My card is for the Ismaki Challenge Blog. I don't really know where this card went. I think I was just tired and am going to leave it at that. But this is one of my new Tilda's and don't ask me what she is sitting on... I just loved her dress and matching boots and totally forgot to sit her on something! We are just saying it is a little tiny stool, that you can't see. I used Bazzil card stock, both for the pink and the green. The DP is Basic Grey Lillie Kate. I just found this package of Basic Grey this week, forgot I had it and so you will probably see it in a lot of my cards this week =). I place a green ribbon down, and as the sketch called for I hung the flowers off of the ribbon. Tilda is color with Copics and of course wings are stickled. I used Sakura Glaze pens around the edges. The "Happy Birthday" is from Hero Arts Stamps. I think I may have to try this one over. It just wasn't my night. For the first time I am adding the sketch so you can see what I worked from.

Well it is MIL shopping day, our day of errands and the mall and CRAFT STORES. So better get going! Have a great Tuesday!

Card Info:
Stamps: Magnolia, Hero Arts
Paper: Bazzil, Basic Grey Lillie Kate
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Ribbon, Wire, Bridal confetti flowers

Monday, April 28, 2008

AAAHHH No email for days!

Yep, my email has been out since early Saturday Morning and they don't think it will be fixed until late tonight or Tuesday! It was not that long ago that I could get through my day and feel just perfectly normal with out checking email. Did good if I checked it once a week, but now my life is upside down with out it! Its like leaving the house with out my cell phone! So if you have emailed me, sorry I haven't answered...

Ok, this project was something that I have been wanting to do for a while. I have been wanting a Rolodex to keep my Internet addresses and names in. Well a few weeks back I found this blank to alter. I just love it! I used some of my favorite Basic Grey Blush paper, purchased pink blank cards. And of course added my Chic Tilda to make me smile. Now if you could only see my fingers... I inked the all the edges and the post. With DARK Brown Colorbox Catseye, well the pad fell off the base, I used a napkin for a while. I was a mess! I have scrubbed till my hands hurt, and I still have ink... But it was so worth it! The letters were some old Nostalgia stickers, that I think worked really well with the paper. Tilda is colored with Copics, the double matted to make her strong. I used a chipboard flourish that I think is Fancy Pants, and a flower from Petaloo. The button is out of my Grandma's old buttons. I LOVE IT! Now to get all my addresses and info into it, then it will sit on the corner of my desk.

I did get one card made last night, it is for the Saturday Workout Challenge Blog, this week they asked for something embossed. Well I pulled out my new Crock stamp by High Hopes Stamps, and colored him with Copics and highlighted with Ranger White Gel Pen. I placed him ontop of a piece of sage green Bazzil Cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug with this cute reptile looking pattern on it. My base is a dark green Bazzil card stock, for some fun I added a scrap piece of Basic Grey Lilly Kate paper, and matted everything on some scrap light blue card stock. I doodled with Sakura Glaze Pens, and added some ribbon. The Crock just looked flat - so I carefully put some Diamond Glaze on him to give him a shiny wet look. I laughed out loud the first time I saw the sentiment "You Crock Me Up!". What do you think?

Well lots to do today... and I am so hoping that my email will be up and running later today! Might get outside to do a few things this afternoon the weather is beautiful here! Hope you all have a Great Monday!

Rolodex Info:
Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: Bazzil, Basic Grey Blush
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseye Dark Brown
Accessories: Alterable Wood Base is by "Glue" www.howdoyouglue.com , Copic Markers, Nostalgia letters, Petaloo Flower, Chipboard flourish

Card Info:
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Bazzil, Basic Grey Lilly Kate
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Sakura Glaze Pens, Ribbon

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Soggy Saturday!

Well I spent the most of the night last night with a 45 pound Border Collie on my head! We had a horrible storm come thru just after midnight, LOTS of lightning, thunder and hard rain. Well our dog, Bonnie, hates lightning and thunder. Is scared to death of it, so she climbs into bed with us and moves from my head to hubby's shaking like a leaf. We turn the TV on and that helps because the flicker of the TV and the sound seems normal. After about a couple of hours it passed and then we all got back to sleep... to a very soggy morning. Must have come down in buckets because it flooded the barn, and even my back porch was soaked. So it was really blowing! But the day looks like it is going to be really pretty... more bad storms predicted for tonight. After my class today I might need a nap! Ok to the card...

I finally had a chance to pull out my new High Hopes Stamps and just played with them. I saw these images and just loved them. I needed some new Get Well images.. and how funny is this one! I stamped the background image and colored it with my Copics, and then matted it with a scrap piece of Black card stock. I distressed the edge... with a knife as I can't find my "tool" it is buried on my desk somewhere. I then stamped the "pot" and the "Dr." and colored them and cut them out. Carefully I placed pop dots behind them, wasn't much to place the dots to on the pot! I pulled out lots of pattern papers, and nothing was working so I just made my own. I used the green Bazzil card stock and then stamped the Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg leaf stamp over the entire front with Palette Landscape green ink. Simple and it doesn't take away from all the other that is going on. The sentiment I stamped on white, doodled the edges and placed on black and pop dotted as well. I high lighted with a Sakura white glaze pen, and with my Spica Glitter pens. Oh this card just makes me smile... although hubby asked me why a cannibal would be calling a Doctor. (insert rolling eyes here) You did get that he is a Witch Doctor didn't you? Once I told him then he laughed and thought it was funny! Men....

Well have a class today.. gotta get my act together!

Have a Fabulous Saturday!

Card Info:
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Bazzil
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Ink, Palette landscape
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Spica Glitter Pens, Pop Dots

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fiesta Friday!

Ok, I live near San Antonio Texas, and it is Fiesta week here. It is pretty much all you see, hear, and feel in this town. So I felt like I needed to at least give one "Viva Fiesta" even though I don't attend the parties, the parades or the festivals. Ok now to business!

I had fun with my card for today. It is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog. This week they have the theme of "Girls Just Wanna have Fun". Well my girl is a country girl and she has her fun on her pony! This High Hope stamp is just too cute, and this week I did her up all in lime green and pink. Now we all know Rodeo girls wear sparkles and bling anywhere they can, so after coloring her and her pony with my Copic markers, I added some of that bling with my Spica Glitter pens. I have tried to show a close up of this, sometimes it is very hard to photograph and you miss it, but I just love these pens... they add so much! I stacked up Bazzil card stock in two shades of pink and lime green. The pattern paper is again from DCWV Nana's Kids. I have really been using that paper lately! The "ribbon" is also a piece of the same Nana's Kids paper, I cut a stripe and edged with my Sakura Glaze pens added stitching on everything. Those fabulous flowers are from Prima. I am running so low on these large flowers I have to get more soon! The center is a stamp from Aud Designs Circle Sentiments. That I colored with Copics as well. I think it is pretty darn girlie!




Well today is friday and I have a ton to do, I have a Card Class to teach tomorrow afternoon so I need to get that all together, and need to do some housework, "yuck".
Rosie is doing so much better I think she is almost back to herself. Thanks so much for all the well wishes, I know they help!
Card Info:
Stamps: High Hopes, Aud Designs
Paper: Bazzil, DCWV Nana's Kids
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black and Pearlescent Orchid
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Sakura Gel Pens, Prima Flowers, Pop dots

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tilda has gone Dotty ~

Yep, this small ATC has gone Dotty! This weeks theme for the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge is "Going Dotty". Well anywhere I could dot, I did! First I created the background of th ATC out of DCWV Nana's Kids Purple Embossed dotted paper, then layered it with another piece of Nana's Kids large dots. I stamped Tilda with her cookies twice once on my white card stock, and then again on the purple embossed dotted paper. I colored Tilda with my Copics, and then cut her dress out of the purple paper and pieced it on top of her. LOVE THIS! I also dotted her head band, the cookies, and her socks with a white gel pen. Stickled her wings and stuck her down. Oh and I inked the edges of the two back ground papers. Hope you enjoy it!



I also thought I should give an update of Rosita or "Rosie" as we call her. Doc came out yesterday afternoon and gave her some meds, she was still really not feeling well. On top of the belly ache and all that comes with that, she has a huge lump on the top of her neck....we assume that Mom was to rough with her and bit to hard. Lacey her Mom is just not the best most devoted Momma, she is a first time Mom and a bit of an attention hog herself, and is well just down right pushy and spoiled. Rosie is doing much better today, not 100% yet but up and tail wagging for the first time since Sunday. I am going to get some more meds from the Doc this morning and she should be back to her bouncing self by the end of the weekend. Thanks so much for all of your well wishes. I hope to get some better photos over the weekend of both Rosie and Angelina. And Cheyenne is still pregnant... we still wait....


Have a GREAT Thursday!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's already Wednesday!

Can you believe it is already Wednesday??? Wow this week is flying by! I did get two challenges done last night during the baseball game. Oh something you may not know about me - I am a huge Yankee Baseball Fan! Never been there, have seen them here in Texas. I look forward to the season starting all winter, Love my Yankees.. he he especially Derek Jeter!

Ok I know your here to see the cards - The first one is for Ismaki #16. Great sketch this week, it was the "suggestion" to use 4 different pattern papers! That one was tough. I still don't know if it worked or not, but I was stressing so much about it that just had to finish it and let go. My 4 pattern papers are all from the Basic Grey Pheobe line. I layered them onto a pink piece of Bazzil. Yes there are 4 the birds, the flowers, the stripes and Tilda is sitting on a piece of "linen" looking green. I colored her with my Copics in the same green and pink as the paper. She is glued down at her feet and the pop dotted at her head. Scrap piece of pink ribbon, Adorn It glitter flowers and the sentiments are Deja View Wonderful Word Stickers. I stickled her wings and highlighted with white gel pen. I just don't know, it may all just be too much. What do you think?

Next is this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, I also needed a birthday card for a friend this week... hope she isn't peeking here an will see it early! I knew I wanted to use my new Whipper Snapper Designs Donkey stamp. Is he the cutest or what!! I just love him! I colored him with my Copics then cut him out. I used a piece of Heidi Grace Shimmering Flocked Birthday Paper, man was it hard to cut this I love it so much! But this is a special birthday card! I hope you can see the shimmer and the flocking.. to bad you can't feel it! Anyway I used this paper as the focal paper, on a piece of forest green Bazzil. Layered with white card stock and a piece of DCWV Nana's Kids Embossed Green and White dot. I cut my circle with my extra large Fiskars squeeze punch. Stamped Happy Birthday with one of those $1 stamps from Studio G. I had a scrap velour green ribbon that just went perfect with the flocked paper... oh I wish you could feel this paper... sad when rubbing paper makes me happy huh! I stitched everything down with my Sakura Glaze Pens. I love this one. Is it the paper? Is it the donkey? Just love it! Hope you like it too!
Well off to go out and check on Rosie again. She was doing better this morning. Up and outside and actually came to me in the pen! Not bouncing around like normal yet, but improving and that makes me happy.
Have a great Wednesday!
Card Info:
"Thinking of You"
Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: Bazzil, Basic Grey Pheobe
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Deja View Wonderful Words Clear Stickers, Adorn It Glitter Flowers, Ribbon, Stickles, Ranger Gel Pen
"Happy Birthday"
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, Studio G $1 stamp
Paper: Bazzil, Heidi Grace, DCWV
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Fiskars squeeze punch, Sakura Glaze Pens, Ribbon

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This card says just soooo much!


I just love these Character stamps from Rubbernecker!!! I don't have all of them, but in time I might! This card is for the Rubbernecker Challenge, which this week was to use the colors Pink, Red and Grey.


Did that! Grey Bling Bazzil card stock, Red Bazzil card stock punched with my Fiskars Embossing Border Punch, and a piece of Basic Grey's Blush patterned paper in Red and Pink. I then color the image with shades of grey, pink and red. I don't know why I colored her robe grey, I wish I had done it in pink... I created a ribbon with a scrap piece of the red card stock and stitched it down with white gel pen. Now that sentiment is just me lately! And fits our "little lady" just perfectly! I hope it made you smile!


Well today I am already running behind. I accomplished nothing yesterday, as Baby Rosita was sick. I spent most all of the day in the barn with her. She is a little better today and hopefully by this afternoon will be up and running like normal.

Have a great Tuesday!

Card Info:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Bazzil, Basic Grey
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Fiskars Border Punch, Ranger White Gel pen.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tilda & Co. and Ismaki challenges

Hello and Good Monday!

I completed two challenges last night, then found that one of them is perfect for a third!


Tilda & Co. Challenge this week is "Girly but Blue!". To make a femine card in shades of blue. Here is my attempt. I like the way it came out, I used Bazzil card stock, then layered a piece of my new DCWV Nana's Kids embossed papers, love that this card stock already is embossed! And a lot of it is glittery! I then ran a piece of plain white cardstock thru my Cuttlebug and embossed it, and inked very lightly. The flowers are my shimmering white Bridal confetti that I am just in love with, I inked them and then added some adorable Making Memories mini button brads. I also added a piece of lattice Ribbon. The sentiment is from Hanna Stamps. And Tilda is all decked out in shades of blue, and carrying a basket of mini prima blue flowers. Her wings are stickled, and she is highlighted with a white gel pen. That of course is used to stitch the edges of everything.




My second card today is for last weeks Ismaki Challenge. I know I am behind a little bit, but I didn't want to miss a week, so I hustled up and got it done over the weekend! I struggled some with this sketch, and I hope you can recognize it. I pulled out a set of stamps that I have had for months and never inked! Sad I know. I purchased these Clear Art Stamps because I fell in love with the images, I had to have them! Then I got them and was stumped with them and they just sat there. I inked the images with Brilliance Cocoa Bean ink, then clear embossed them (this is hard to see in the photo but in real life it looks pretty cool)I then aged them with a cream color Color box ink. Place on black card stock and found this 7 gypsies pattern paper in my stash, I think it has an old word french look. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker Stamps. I used a scrap piece of ribbon and high lighted with my Spica gold glitter pen. After completing this card I remembered a brand new challenge site that started on Saturday. I went over to see the challenge hoping maybe I could fit one more card in before I collapsed for the night. It has been a really long emotional couple of weeks. Anyway visited the new blog Saturday's Workout, which is a brand new challenge on Saturdays. I think it will have a lot of really cool things to try and different! Well the first "theme" is to distress. I don't do this often, then looked down at the card I had just completed and couldn't believe it! TaDah! Done! Hope they don't mind sharing =)


Package Update!!!! I came home yesterday from the grocery store, which I hate to do on weekends. And on my gate was a white box, dented and smashed on one end. With a note saying "this was delivered to the wrong house". Whoever received it was nice enough to drive down my long dirt bumpy road and leave it on my gate! I was so thrilled I almost cried! So my prize box is here and lots of new Cloud 9 and two fiskars tear rulers to play with! There are still some really nice honest people in this world!

Card Info:
"Hey Girlfriend"
Stamps: Magnolia, Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bazzil, DCWV Nana's Kids
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Copic markers, Stickles, Ribbon, Bridal confetti, Making Memories Brads, Prima Flowers, Ranger white Gel Pen.

"How about Lunch?"
Stamps: Clear Art Stamps, Rubbernecker
Paper: Bazzil, 7 gypsies
Ink: Brilliance Cocoa Bean, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Spica Glitter Pen

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mad, Sad, Tired but this is still Cute.

No cards to show. I had a Midnight crop last night, I know I sometimes show what I did at the crop. But I am not happy with how they turned out and I am going to try and redo them. I just wasn't in the best creative mood. You see my package from Fiskars for winning their Sketch contest last month was to be delivered yesterday. And it was... just not to me. And they don't really know where it is. The Driver (FedEX) says he is pretty sure he was at the right gate. He described my road right, but not my gate. And as I only have two other gates on my road. I just don't know were my package is. He says someone stole it. But I got the email notice saying it was delivered at 10:22, I went out just after 11:00 to get it. And it wasn't there. I live down a long very bumpy dirt road, that is a dead end. No one stole it. He didn't take it to the right place. I was sick, Was on the phone all afternoon trying to get some help. Nothing. They tell me now that if it was taken to the wrong place... they should call in and have it picked up to deliver to me. Yea right... that is going to happen! All those cool things as a PRIZE in a box, delivered on the same day as I was going to a crop... and it is missing. Fiskars says that if it does end up lost, that they will put something else together for me. They are truly a wonderful company. Just makes me ill, and very angry that they would need to because someone else didn't do his job right and really didn't act as if he cared. I want to scream!!!! But then I can go out side and hug on this....
May not fix the situation but it sure makes me smile. This is Angelina... she is just sooooo sweet and lovey. I am going to try and get some photos of Rosita tonight. She is so active she is just a blur. And right now she is a mess. Active and very dirty but still sweet and funny. Angelina is an angel, we named her right, calm and very loving.. Hope you have a great Saturday... and if you see my package will you let me know?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Friday!


Two cards today!

Friends for Heifer! HA! I just love that sentiment. These stamps are from High Hopes, and this card is for Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog. The theme for the week is "It's a Mans World!" I don't think their is anything more manly than a boy and his cow! I colored this in with my Copic Markers I used two colors of Bazzill card stock and a scrap piece of Cosmo Cricket striped paper. (I know it is hard to see, I stacked over it). The branding iron stamp is one of my favorite background stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. I also took a Maya Road Chipboard Buckle and inked it with the blue ink then sprayed it with my bronze Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist. I wish you could see how much it sparkles and looks like copper. Used my Sakura Glaze pens to doodle and stitch around the edges. I like how it turned out and think any "Guy" would love to get this card!

Then a Glittery "Welcome Home!". This card is for the Papertake Weekly challenge, with this weeks theme "All that Glitters". Check got lots of that! I started this one out with some bling Bazzill Card stock. The image is Magnolia City Houses I just love these, so fun to color in with my Copic Markers. I cut them out loosely and placed them on a light blue Bazzill Bling card stock. The green flower is something I have had in my stash forever I don't even know who made it. The heart is a Heidi Swap chipboard piece, I added some fine glitter to the top. The Key is from Maya Road, I colored it black then added fine detail Black Glitter to it. The letters were a last minute "OH yea!!" addition. I was going to stamp the letters and then remembered I had these red glitter Making Memories letters somewhere in my stuff. I dug and dug and found them. Man were they hard to use, they were really stuck to the packaging. But perfect for this card so they were worth the struggle! Again added some Sakura Glaze pen doodles and stitching. Really a sparkling card.
Hope you like both of these cards. And that you have some fun planned for the weekend. I have a Friday Night crop tonight, then a scrapbook layout class to teach tomorrow afternoon. Of course my life is on hold and all things postponed if Cheyenne looks like she maybe going into labor! She is my last Mini Donkey due this spring, and can't wait to see her baby! Of course I do hope she will let me get some fun cropping with my friends, but she is priority!
Have a Great Friday!
Card Info:
"Friends For Heifer"
Stamps: High Hopes, Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseye
Accessories: Maya Road Chipboard Buckle, Ribbon, Sakura Glaze Pens
"Welcome Home"
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Maya Road Chipboard Key, Heidi Swap Chipboard Heart, Unknown Chipboard Glitter flower, Making Memories Glitter Alphabet, Sakura Glaze Pens

Thursday, April 17, 2008

ATC in the Wind...

The Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge Blog is just so much fun, I have found myself looking forward to this one each week. Getting everything into the little space is definitely a harder than a large card. This week the challenge was "Wet and Windy" they asked for a hint of Spring Weather. Well the weather here in Texas has been really beautiful all of the Spring flowers are coming up, but yesterday and today WINDY is the key word. I think this was the perfect windy Tilda. Love how her dress blows to the side. I did the scene in the background with my Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps and Colorbox Catseye inks. Tilda is colored with my Copic Markers except for one thing I tried that is different. I stamped her a second time on a piece of fabric and cut out her dress. So she has a real fabric dress. I highlighted the lace on her dress with pearl paint, and stickles on the wings. After putting it all together I added some "wind" with gel pens, that is really hard to see in the photograph.

Hope they like my windy Tilda!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Drum Roll Please..... The winner is -

Hubby went thru all the jokes, without any names attached to them.

And the Winner is:
Scrappingalz

with the joke:

A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he's doing a show in a small town in Arkansas.

With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blond jokes when a blond woman in the 4th row stands on her chair and starts shouting:

"I've heard enough of your stupid blond jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype women that way?

What does the color of a person's hair have to do with her worth as a human being?It's guys like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community and from reaching our full potential as a person.

Because you and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general...and all in the name of humor!"

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize,

and the blonde yells,"You stay out of this mister! I'm talking to that little sh$* on your lap."

He really loved this one and it is probably because he loves blonde jokes to harass my little sister.... a blonde. So Scrappingalz... send me your address at my email michelleo@hughes.net and I will send out your goodies!

"Hi There" Baby Angelina!!!

Wow what an exciting night! Macey had her baby... a beautiful little girl whose name is Angelina! I went out to check on Macey and Cheyenne, the two Momma's to be about 7pm last night. And Macey was acting just a bit odd. Went and got hubby. And about 30-45 minutes later we had another little girl! I won't lie, I stood there and prayed the entire time, Macey did struggle and had a tough birth. You see her first baby two years ago was breech and it was bad. We almost lost Macey. But she is healthy, and she did give birth to a healthy little girl.

I hope I am forgiven for not getting the candy winner last night ... but we were out with the donkeys and building a temporary Baby pen. You see our other privacy pens are full. We thought it might work out where one came out just in time for another to go in, but oh well! We still have one more, Cheyenne due any time... then no one due until the end of summer.

I love this photo of the two of them, it is about 15 minutes after birth. The sun was setting, and everything had a glow. The second photo is Macey showing "Daddy" Black Jack his new daughter. Isn't that just the sweetest.
The third photo is from this morning. All dry and cleaned up and puffy! She has her Momma's BIG beautiful eyes and I really just don't know where she got those ears.... they are skinny, long pointed ears that have a slight curl at the tip, speaking of curl, her tail is curled like a little pig. I am sure that will straighten out but it is just adorable, and I tried to get a photo of it for you to see, but it doesn't really stop wagging....
I do have one card to show today, despite the fact I didn't get a chance to work on anything last night. I week or so ago I got my new Scor-Pal, a really cool tool. I have been really wanting to make a gate fold card, and since getting this thing it is a breeze! This is my first gate fold card, and I could say that I photographed it "open" so you could see the gate fold, but no I need to figure out how to keep it closed. Any ideas? I also made the matching envelope! It was soooo easy with their instructions! I now can make my hard to find square envelopes! I don't know who the pattern paper is by, as it wasn't marked and it has been in my stash for I really don't how long. The House Mouse stamp just seemed a really good size for the card and I haven't used it in a while as well. Colored in with my Copics, added a little of Spica Glitter Pen. Then added some piercing holes and white gel pen for my "stitching". The sentiment, is from My Favorite Things.
Judging for the Funniest Joke Blog Candy will be tonight!!! (he he unless Cheyenne decides differently!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

About the Blog Candy Judging....

Ok, we are gonna have to post pone the judging one night... It will be Wed. 9pm. BECAUSE Macy had her baby!!!!!!! I'll post photos and more info in the morning! Hope you understand :)

You might need your shades for this one!

No seriously you really might need your sunglasses to view this card! It started as a simple fun card for the Rubbernecker Challenge this week. The rules were to use Red, Yellow and White, and of course try and use Rubbernecker Stamps. Well I did that!! Possibly over did it! HA! I came home last night to some new stamps in the box, Rubbernecker stamps - it was so perfect timing! So I pulled out these three ladies and inked them up right away! I colored it with a few shades of yellow and red Copic Markers. I cut them out and placed them on an embosses piece of white card stock that I rubbed lightly with yellow ink. I cut the sentiment (which is a stamp by Stampabilities) with my nestibilities, then backed with a red piece of card stock scalloped also with my nestibilities. I put a red and white ribbon along the bottom... kinda looked like a beach blanket. Once it was all together the black ink just looked blah.. almost grey. So I pulled out my Sakura Black Glaze Pen. BAM POP WOW - it sure is bold now! It is way out of my box - but I guess sometimes that is the point of challenges.
Well gotta get the day going, I am having lunch with a group of ladies I use to work with. It is nice to catch up and see old friends. Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Card Info:
Stamps: Rubbernecker, Stampabilities
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseye
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Nestibilities, Sakura Glaze Pen, Ribbon

Monday, April 14, 2008

"Have I TOAD you??"

I just love this stamp from High Hopes! I am easily amused I know, but it cracks me up! This is one card, that when I finished I was happy, and looking at it makes me smile! I made this for my blogging friend Ila's sketch challenge at Artfully Ila! She is one talented lady! I love her stuff - and when I saw that she had a sketch challenge on her blog I knew it had to be a great sketch! And I wasn't wrong, this was a fun sketch and it has many layers to it, and lots of embellishments. And she is giving away some wonderful new High Hopes stamps too....oh I have really been wanting those!

I used some of my favorite Cosmos Cricket papers on a bold orange, brown and red Bazzill card stock. I stamped the cat tails first and colored then on another piece of paper I stamped this adorable generous little guy. They are both colored in with Copic Markers. The "ground" is stamped with my Stampin Up Mini dot stamp with 5 or 6 different colors. I was going for muddy grass... hmmmm. I high lighted with my white gel pen and the frog with a Spica Glitter pen. Oh and the cat tails have cinnamon stickles on them...just got that color and had to use it! Stitched all the edges placed it all together added the ribbon and the large red brads. Then instead of a flower in the corner I used two of my Fiskar Heart Squeeze punches and layered them, I just thought hearts fit the sentiment so well. Just about everything is pop dotted off the card, hope you can see it all!

My second card today is for the Tilda & Co Challenge Blog, anything Magnolia and I am happy. This weeks challenge was Ribbon Gallore. Now if you can't tell from the photo - the ribbon is the back ground. I found this ribbon at Micheal's a while back and just love the bold color of the corral and black. Then it has sat there, so bold it was really hard to use. Then I made the comment that it was so bold it could be a really cool pattern paper. Light Bulb went on! I used it to make a striped background. I stamped my new Chic Tilda and colored her with my Copic Markers in the same colors. She is just so stylish! I used a Hanna Stamps sentiment "Hey Girlfriend on the side of Tilda and doodled around the edges with a Sakura Glaze Pen. A simple card I know, but that ribbon just is so much I didn't want to add much more.
Card Info:
"Have I Toad You"
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Bazzill, Cosmos Cricket
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Cats Eyes
Accessories: Uniball Gel Pen, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pen, Stickles, Fiskars Squeeze Punch Hearts, Ribbon, Brads
"Hey Girlfriend"
Stamps: Magnolia, Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Sakura Glaze pen

Sunday, April 13, 2008

HEEEE HAAWWWW and Don't forget my Blog Candy!

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I was so excited to catch "Daddy" Raffie Hee Hawing to his daughter Rosita, he can see his baby from his pen, and I guess he was just saying hello. He is no where near the loudest talker of my donkeys, and he is NOOO where near the funniest (I am still working on getting that one on tape!) But he is a good strong voice, and I was thrilled to get it caught on my camera phone! I am thinking I might see about making it my ring tone... he he he. I hope he brings a smile to you and you enjoy a little HEE HAW sunday!

Also don't forget about my blog candy from the other day... all you have to do is go to that day's comments and leave me a joke! Hubby will pick the one that makes him laugh the most and that person will win the loot! I will name the winner Tuesday night so there is still plenty of time to get a funny in!

Speaking of Blog Candy... one of my favorite bloggers Katharina has some great candy on her blog... oh how I would love one of those Hänglar & Stänglar stamps. They are so hard to get here! Just make sure and check out her blog (BTW it is a great blog for some fantastic inspiration, she rocks!) so visit her at Creative Ideas by Katharina! This candy is for her upcoming birthday.. so Katharia... have an extra HEE HAW for your special day!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A second post today, for a challenge and a sweet birthday!

A Second post today! I am trying to catch up you know. This card is for the Ismaki Card Challenge, but also for a sweet blogger friend - Annie at Ink 'n' Rubba had a birthday this week and so while doing the challenge I made sure to make it a sweet birthday card for her! She has always been so kind in her encouraging comments so "Annie, this one is for you!" Hope you had a fabulous birthday and sorry I was a little late!



The challenge sketch this week was tough for me, as I know everything has been this week. I finally got my stuff together and I actually really like how it turned out. There was a lot to this weeks challenge, and I think I got all the basics in there. I used a black card base, with the fun hot pink Amy Blue pattern paper. I stamped out my magnolia in the rain, then again on the pattern paper to cut out her coat and boots and piece them onto the image. I colored the rest in with my copic markers, highlighted her ruffle with a Sakura Souffle Puff pen, then the wings and rain with stickles. I cut it with my Circle Nestibilities, then the scalloped circle as well. I dotted the scallops with the same Souffle pen. Ok, now tell me you love those flowers! I found those at Micheal's in the bridal section. They are called Brides confetti. They came in white and off -white in the cutest little pail that I will surely alter! He he I got both colors! I used some hot pink and black striped ribbon, and then black buttons for the design. The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas. I love it with this particular Tilda! Hope they like it at the challenge blog... but more importantly I hope Annie likes it!

Card Info:
Stamps: Magnolia, The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Bazzill, Amy Blue
Accessories: Copic Markers, Nestibilities, Sakura Souffle Pen, Bridal Flowers, Brads, Ribbon, Stickles, Pop Dots, buttons

A Cute Card and a Goodbye~

I think I am starting to get caught up, last night I finished the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and almost finished one other! This weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge was "Things with Wings". So as long as it has wings and is cute... well this might be a stretch, but I haven't used this stamp in a long long time, so I used it! The chicken has wings... and the three little mice are cute right? I had to point them out to hubby, he nearly missed them under this plump chick! I love the country feel of this stamp, and I always end up doing it with Daisy D's pattern paper, it just feels so right. I did add all of the stitching to the paper to give it more of a quilt feel. I used some scrap ribbons and layered the image on two colors of card stock then pop dotted it off the card some. I was trying to come up with what sentiment to use and then just happen to come across this twill ribbon piece, well it was perfect! The image is colored in with my copic markers and did some highlighting with the spica glitter pens. I am happy with it, and this week that is an accomplishment in its self!



I had to say goodbye to two of my babies last night, these were the first to ever leave me. It was hard, but to hubby's surprise I didn't cry. Julio and Cortez have new owners and I know they will be happy... after all they will live in a 6 acre pen, with trees and lots of grass. And more importantly they will have each other! These brothers are gonna be great friends and play mates for a long time. I am gonna miss them terribly, but they will be happy and I keep telling myself it is all part of the business... right?



Card Info:
Stamps: House Mouse
Paper: Bazzil, Daisy D's
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Twill printed Ribbon, brads

Friday, April 11, 2008

Candy Friday!

I finally got a chance to sit down and "create" last night. It was just not my week for crafting - I usually sit down at least a little time each day, so I was really missing it. I accomplished one of the challenges last night, the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge. This week was a recipe to follow, so lets check me and make sure I got all the ingredients.
1- One Bow - Check (Brown with pink striped ribbon)
2- Two Flowers - Check (whew... almost forgot those and I added them to the bottom corners)
3- Three colors - Check (Pink, Brown and White)
4- Four Brads - Check ( Four small heart brads on either side of Tilda)


I tried something new for me... I didn't color her dress in. I wanted her to have a lacy white dress against the pink background. Well when I finished it, it was blah. So I highlighted with the copics and my white gel pen. Hope they like it.

Also I bet you all think I totally forgot my promise for some candy this week. Well I did for a day or so, understandably. But then remembered last night. So here it is!!!!! BLOG CANDY TIME!!!!


I am offering up for the taking a few of my favorites again.
A Fiskars Squeeze Punch.
A New Released Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Floral Fantasy
A package of Little Debbie Chipboard Stars
And I just got in some Maya Road Chipboard Houses, Keys, and Trees so I am sharing some of them too!
Ok, so how do you win the loot? Well my hubby had so much fun and was so thrilled with my last candy, he has been asking me to do it again, so we will do it all again. Leave a comment under this post with your best joke. He is still telling some of the last ones! He reads them all and doesn't look or know any of the names with the jokes. The one that he likes the most will win! And lets see... how about if we make it a TAX day prize! Tuesday, April 15th 9pm central time will be the judging and I will post the winner that night! Good luck and we can't wait to hear the jokes!
ATC info:
Stamps - Magnolia
Paper - Bazzill, Amanda Blue
Accessories - Stickles, Ribbon, Brads, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen


Thursday, April 10, 2008

I thought after this mornings post I needed to post a smile.

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Please don't judge the quality of this video. It is bad. But all I had was my phone, and lots of light and shadows, but I wanted to try and capture Rosita's running. Here she is only about 36 hours old. And she is one quick little thing. I couldn't even keep up with her! You should see her now! I am trying to learn how to use this video thing, I want to capture some of the joys of my donkeys... I am working on getting you all some hee's and some haw's. I hope you enjoy them -

A Sad Evening in our house -

This has definitely been a week of highs and very lows. Victoria lost her baby yesterday afternoon. We really don't know what happened, all we know is the baby did not survive. Vicky has a little damage, but Doc says that she is fine should have no problems being re bred, and that is a true blessing. It was hard enough loosing that precious baby, I could not even image loosing my Vicky. Things could have been much worse and we could have lost her too. This photograph is from last week. She is a beautiful spot with dark green eyes.
As you can imagine... I was not in a very creative mood, so no cards today. I am really behind on the challenges this week. And I hope to feel up to it this evening. But today I am going to spend some time in the barn - hugging Victoria, her buddy Lacey and her baby Rosita.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Cat's Motto

This card was started for the Rubbernecker Challenge this week. I guess it still sort of completes the challenge, but may be a stretch of the Blues challenge. We were asked to use Dark Blue, Light Blue and a Neutral. Well I don't know if it was that I was so sleepy, not much sleep with the birth of Rosie the night before. Or that I just couldn't find a Rubbernecker stamp that fit for me. Well this is what I came up with. I love this kitty. And the Motto is SOOO true!

"Cat's Motto: No Matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."

I used a dark blue piece of Bazzill card stock for the base, I then used a light country blue piece ran thru my cuttlebug to emboss and inked with a cream color to high light. The "wood fence" is stamped with a background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. This kitty can be positioned in so many ways but I think he just looks so perfect pulling his claws, so I sanded and then high lighted the "scratched" area. Kitty is colored in with my copics, I tried to layer the ink to make it look like hair. The motto is stamped onto the same light blue card stock then inked the edges. Ok, now are those flowers awesome or what! I found them in the bridal section of Micheals in the cutest little see thru pail... that I plan to alter real soon! They have a shimmer to them, then I stickled with a light blue, for the centers.

I hope they like my card, and don't think I blew the color challenge part to much! I have a new Rubbernecker order coming and have one that would have been easier for this challenge, but then I guess sometimes that is part of the idea... a challenge to make things work with what we have.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

BABY --- Rosita!

Didn't get a chance to make a card last night, but I think I will be forgiven when you see these photographs. WE HAD A BABY LAST NIGHT!!!!! (And yes I yelled that!) When you wait a year, when they go into labor you get a bit excited!
Last night about 7pm Lacey was showing all of the close signs, so we moved her into the baby pen in the barn and within about 5 minutes of moving her.... ROSITA was born! Hubby had to help with the birthing.. as little Rosita was trying to come out hooves first and her head was bent back, but with a little help she was delivered just fine. This one is gonna be very tiring for Momma Lacey... she was standing with in minutes. Trying to run with in the hour, and by the time we went to bed she was jumping and kicking. This morning she was all over the pen and is a jumper. Hubby knelt down to love on her, and she climbed in his lap and just about knocked him over.Now for those that have been following the donkey pregnancies, Lacey is the Momma. She is not one of those that I showed a couple of weeks ago. I really didn't think that she was going to be first. I just knew Macey would be first as she is just about as wide as the barn. But no, she is still waiting. We have moved Victoria "Vicky" into the barn. She looks as if she is getting closer too. Vicky and Lacey have been best friends since they were only months old. We purchased them together because they went nuts when you separated them. It makes me VERY happy to see that their first babies will also grow up together and be friends. I hope to get some cards made later today, unless Victoria has other plans! And that would be just fine with me! :) OH and BTW... The daddy is Raffie, the smiling donkey in my profile... he is a first time Daddy too! You can find him out there today passing out carrot cigars to everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Just Because It's Monday...

Today's Card is for the Tilda & Co. Challenge Blog. The challenge this week was pretty funny to me - stitching. I do my gel pen stitching on practically everything. Some have to ink it, , some destress, but I think my vise is to stitch it. Just my thing at the moment I guess. Anyway I wanted to use my new Magnolia stamp Charmer Edwin, he was just sitting there pleading to be inked. So I inked him up and colored him in with my Copics. His cheeks are really rosey, as he seemed to have the look of a little embarrasment. I high-lighted with Spica Glitter Pens and Sakura Glaze Pens. I cut him in the oval shape by tracing my Spellbinders Nestibilities, I did not want to cut with the dies as I wanted the roses to poke out over the mat. Now for the challenge part of stitching, I thought that I should make it bolder, more of a focus. Well accomplished that, bam... that stitching is a little to bold. Oh well, it is the point. The pattern paper is Chatterbox, and it is two sided, giving me the green for the mat. It is hard to see in the photo but the ribbon has a shimmer to it, and I placed a vintage button on the ribbon then tied a knot and placed it on the ribbon to give the appearance that it is tied through the button. The "Just Because" is from Studio G, one of those fun $1.00 stamps sets that are so popular. The stitching is done with the same Sakura Gel pens, and Uniball white gel pen. Hope they like it, I think he is just adorable... don't forget candy coming later in the week!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Post and a candy warning!

Late post today, sorry for those morning blog readers. Got up and got out early, then spent some time out with my babies. I also am moving kind of slow as I have not had much sleep. Man those weekend crops wipe me out!

I started this "hobby" as a scrapbooker, and I still enjoy doing that but now have been only doing scrapbook pages at these crop parties. I stick to my cards most of the time. This crop was pretty productive. I finished SEVEN pages, that was amazing for me! This is my 3 favorites. I think all of the others were "family" pages, that is funny that my favorites were my donkeys and my nature pages. I have books for my donkeys and then I have one book that is for my photography, I take lots of bug and nature shots. I just love that I got the photo of the TWO tree frogs on the grapefruit in our back yard! The jackpot page is just funny, when we bring in loads of hay the three standards that we have meet us at the gate, then follow us all the way to the hay barn. You would think we starve them and they hadn't eaten in days! Yea Right! Then the page I did for my Rico. I just love that photo of him. He is just so handsome!
Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my scrap pages, I don't show them often. I am thinking it is getting pretty close to some CANDY time... keep an eye I think I will post for some this week!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Arte Y Pico

Wow what an amazing honor! Kittie Caracciolo at KittieKraft awarded me with the Arte Y Pico. How exciting is that!

There are 5 rules attached to this and they are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. Click on her name to visit her blog.
3)Each award winner has to show the award that she has been given, by the one aforementioned.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.The 5 blogs that I choose are:

Claudia at Pretty Pressings
Katharina at Creative ideas by Katharina
Ila at Artfully Ila
Sopia at Moonlight Inker
Nina at Nina's Magnolia Designs

Although most of these ladies have already received this award... I went ahead and awarded them again as they are in my daily visits each day and their work amazes me. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

MOOOO Saturday


Ok, so here is the card I actually gave my sister for her birthday. I had no choice... she collects black and white cows so the card was a must. I really like how it turned out, the masking of the cows is so much fun! You can read the directions on masking HERE, where I did my first cow card. I love all of the My Favorite Things Stamps, but I think Punny Farm is my favorite. Although I do have "It's a Jungle Out there" coming and I have been wanting it forever. Oh and if you didn't see they have release a new set "Can you Dig It?" and I think it might rank pretty high on my list as well. Check out their Brand Spankin' New Stuff HERE. "Can you Dig It?" is on its way here too.. he he.

Any way back to the card for my sister. I colored it all in with my copics, of course the cows weren't much to color in! I stamped the grass with my peg stamps from Rubber Stamps Tapestry while I was masking the cows so I didn't get the colors over their legs. I cut the image with my square Nestibilities and then layered on a piece of hot pink scalloped square also cut with Nestibilities. I used a white gel pen to dot the scallops. My farmer lady was colored in with the copics and high lighted with some Sepica glitter markers. I cut her out and pop dotted her over the cows corner. The sentiment is from the MFT Punny farm set. I added a fun green and hot pink ribbon down the right side and doodled the edges of the card with the white gel pen.
I think she liked it. Well that is it for today, gotta get a couple of things done before I head back over to the LSS crop. Lots of caffeine today I can see that!!!! Last night was a really late one, and today will be the same! Have a great weekend!
Card Info:
Stamps: My Favorite Things; Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Ink
Accessories: Uniball White Gel pen; Ribbon; Pop Dots; Spellbinders Nestibilites

Friday, April 4, 2008

Giggle ... used my donkey stamps!

Ok, I not only collect "REAL" donkeys. I collect all kinds.... porcelain, stuffed, plastic, glass, even vintage postcards with donkeys on them. But I also collect donkey stamps! Imagine that! I use them on the outside of packages and envelopes, and occasionally I make cards with them.

Well this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge has a transportation theme. Well the wheels started turning... (no pun intended). A chance to mix my favorite little angel stamps, my Magnolias with my love of donkeys. Ok yes I know this image is Mules...I love them too as they are part donkey! The biggest struggle was size and how to position them. I then came up with this - I placed sitting Edwin on a fence in front of the pair of hitched up Mules. This stamp is by Wildlife Enterprises. If you like real life art stamps check them out! I am so happy with the how it came out! I used scrap papers on the green Bazzill card stock. The fence is a background stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms stamps that I cut apart. I colored Edwin with my copics and highlighted with my white gel pen and of course stickled wings. I also lightly colored in portions of the Mules image and the fence. The bottom of the card is stamped with a Rubber Stamps Tapestry Peg stamp then added prima flowers! The Howdy is from Cat's Pajamas Stamps. Now did this card bring together a lot of companies or what!


I also got the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge done, and I am so happy I bid on this chair stamp on ebay! This weeks challenge was to use checks. Ok, I love that, gingham is a favorite of mine, and I do have some new stamps to choose from. (see yesterday's post) Then I look over to the side of my desk and sitting there is a chair stamp that I won on ebay a couple of weeks ago. I purchased it for one reason only...... it looked like it was the perfect size to sit a Magnolia Angel into. And guess what - IT IS! How cute is that! I sat Baby Edwin into the comfy chair, and it reminds me of those silly toddler chairs that you can buy to match your living room furniture and your child can be have his or her own recliner to sit for hours in front of the television. Oh the world we live in! But it is cute... I stamped this one on a cream piece of card stock with my Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink, and I think it has a tweed look to it. Edwin was colored with my copics and his jumpsuit is paper pieced with a scrap piece of Daisy D's paper. I highlighted the edges of the same check paper as the background. Too funny huh!
Well gotta get busy. Lots of errands to get done, then I have to get home and get my stuff together because this is my crop weekend! Late nights, Long days of scrappin', and laughter with some friends! Yee Haw! Hope you have fun plans for the weekend too!
Card Info:
Stamps: Magnolia, Wildlife Enterprises, Cornish Heritage Farms, Cats Pajamas, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black and Coffee Bean
Accessories: Uniball Gel Pen, Prima Flowers, Stickles, Pop Dots

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Oh so happy mail day yesterday!

Oh I love to get things in the mail... but when the white plastic package is in that box with an international label - oh baby get out of my way cuz Magnolia is in the box!!!!! Yep my 1st Spring order came yesterday! Do you have any idea how hard it was to get dinner made and eat with hubby knowing that those new uninked stamps were sitting on my desk?

So my first card for the Ismaki Challenge is with one of my new stamps.. giggle giggle giggle! This is Chic Tilda .. I just love her! She was a little big for the challenge but I think I made her work. I colored her in shades of brown and pink Copic Markers, then layered her on Bazzill kraft and dark brown. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey, as I have said before I love the colors in the their blush collection. I used my Fiskars Border/Embossing Punch to make the "lace" trim, and highlighted it with the pink Sakura Souffle pen. I inked two pieced of chipboard flourishes and placed a polka-dot brown flower on them. Love the button center. My "hello" is from a new set Fiskars Clear stamps that I think is called doodles. I inked the edges to give it a more vintage feel. I sure hope the ladies of this challenge like my first attempt for their blog. This is a group of very talented people.


I also finished my Mix and Match Card for the Tilda & Co. Challenge Blog. Although I am not as happy with how it turned out. This card would have been so much better if I had the cattail stamps! Darn it! Guess they will be on my next order - This weeks challenge was to mix two stamps, use a part of one stamp in place of a part of another. Well this was my first thought when I read that... I have always love the little fishing Edwin... but we need a girl fishing too! So here she is. I took the head from the Tilda with flower jump rope, I don't remember her real name I am going to have to find it. Anyway I cut her head and pop dotted it over Edwins. The tree in the background is one of my new ones... insert giggle here... It is the fall/winter tree. And wow it was much bigger that had imagined. I wanted it to have some leaves for this card so I added them with one of my Rubber Tapestry Peg stamps (love them!) I really wanted those cattail stamps next but didn't have them so I played with an Aud Design Flourish stamp. Hubby liked it. So ok. The sentiment is a rub on from my stash from the beginning of time. The "girl" is colored with my copics, highlighted with my Uniball White gel pen, and of course wings are stickled. Fun challenge! I may have to do it more often - mix and match all of my stamps!
Card Info:
Stamps - Magnolia; Rubber Tapestry Stamps; Aud Designs; Fiskars
Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories - Flower; Button; Chipboard; Uniball gel pen; Sakura Souffle pen; Fiskars Border Punch