Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Loaded Envelope-Shabby Chic

Hello my friends, thanks for stopping by.  I have something different to share with you today.  Its a loaded envelope on the shabby chic side.   I ran across a you tube tutorial of the loaded envelope and decided to give it a try.  I am going to be honest,  I didn't understand the concept of the loaded envelope.   After making one I realized its a way to pack some goodies for friend mail.  Similar to the pocket letter trend or flip book trend.

I started with a 6x9 envelope and cut it down the middle at 3 inches to give it that fold over look.  I then decorated the envelope with papers from my stash.  I used a mixture of prima and wild orchid craft flowers to decorate the outside.  I added a pocket and used a Martha Stewart border punch to give it some additional details.   I used several dies from my stash to create the tags.  I created different size envelopes using my envelope punch board to tuck inside that includes goodies for a friend.  The sentiment is from a vellum sticker by Anna Griffin.  I love the way this turned out and see many more in my future.  Hope this inspires you to create something beautiful.  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I want to go to the BEACH.

Good Morning my friends, I have a card share for you today.  I am finally realizing summer is almost over and what better way to end the summer season but with a summer card.  I don't go to the beach often but when I do, I like to play in the water.  Similar to this cute magnolia stamp from the new seaside collection called Tilda playing in the Water.  This is so me, splashing in the water at the beach.

Copic Colors used: 
Skin: E15, 13, 11, 21
Hair: C9, 7, 5
Coral: YR02, YR01, YR00
Blue: BG13, 11, 10

I stamped the image using momento tuxedo black ink on x-press it blend card stock. I colored her up using my copics and added some white details to her cheeks.  I used several dies from my stash on this card to create a beach theme along with pearl trim.  That's it for now, hope this card inspire you to create.  Thanks for stopping by, Happy Tuesday.    

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Monday-Altered Gift Bag

Good Morning my friends, thanks for stopping by!  It's the start of a new week, where did the weekend go?  Geez, I need another day just to relax.  Today's share is a altered gift bag using one of my favorite stamp companies, Magnolia Rubber Stamps.  The stamp I used is Tilda with Rose Lace Dress and she is just a cutie.   I have been seeing a lot of altered gift bags on Pinterest and wanted to give it try.  I can see many more altered bags in my future.  I love the way this bag turned out, now I want to keep it.

Copics used:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000
Hair: E59, 57, 55, 53
Peach: YR02, YR01, YR00
Green: G46, 24
Brown: E37, 35, 33

I knew I wanted this bag really girly so I decided to use the Happy Day Stack by DCWV.   I just love these colors together. I stamped out the image on xpress-it blending card stock using momento tuxedo black ink.  I used my copics to color her up.   I used the Martha Stewart lattice heart punch.  I wanted to use the magnolia fence die in the background and add some flowers to this bag as well. I topped it all off with the lovely sentiment from Heidi Swapp.  As I stated earlier, I love the way this bag turned out.  I hope this gives you some inspiration on this Monday.  Thanks for stopping by and have a AWESOME CRAFTY day!

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Friday, August 26, 2016

FUN-DAY Friday Episode 2

Hello my friends, its Fun-Day Friday!!! I have a fun shaped card for you today.  Since its back to school in my neck of the woods,  which means summer is almost over.  Thinking about that makes me sad.     Summer is one of my favorite seasons, although the heat can be overwhelming.  I wanted to create a card that has a summer feel since summer is one of my favs.  I love mermaids and I used the super cute mermaid stamp by The Greeting Farm called Trishell I picked up from Jamie's shop Not2Shabby.  I was excited to create a card with this stamp set, she is too cute.

Copics used:
Skin: E15, 13, 11
Hair: E59, 57, 55, 53, 51
Bluegreen: BG72, 13, 11, 10/YG01

I colored her up with my copics and created a shaped card using some of the dies and  papers from my stash.  I topped off the card with some flowers, pearl trim and bling from my stash as well.  I love this card, its so bright and summery.  Hope this card gives you some inspiration,  thanks for stopping by.  Happy Friday! 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016


Hello my friends and happy Thursday.  The weekend is almost upon us and I wanted to kick it off with a #ThrowbackThursday card I made a few months ago for someone who was having a baby girl.  I used the cute LaLa Land Crafts baby marci stamp with several of the  LaLa Land Crafts dies.

Copic colors used:
Skin: E13, 11, 21
Pink: R85, 83, 81

I colored the image using my copics and pared it up with some designer papers I had in my stash.  I wanted her to look like she she was sleeping on a blanket so I used some ruffle lace from stash to create the blanket.  I loved the way this card turned out, too bad I couldn't keep it.  Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment and let me know what you think.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Criss Cross Card

Hello my friends, I have a quick card share for you today.  I've challenged myself to use my stamp kits at least twice that I receive monthly from LaLa Land Crafts.  Today's card features Renaissance Marci from July 2016 stamp club.  My favorite color is purple so I used those colors to make this criss-cross card.

Copic Colors used:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000
Hair: E18, 15, YR 23, Y11
Dress: V17, 15, 12, 00
Sleeves: C1, 3, 0 
The castle border die is also from July's stamp kit club.  I decided to add some wild orchid craft flowers that I purchased from Lavish Laces on etsy.  Hope you enjoy this card, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back To School Card Share

Hello my friends, Happy Monday.  I have a card share for you today.  It's back to school time for most kids, so I have a back to school card to share.  I am using the cute digital image from Saturated Canary that I've had in my stash for quite some time.  This image reminds me of my friend's daughter who is starting the 10th grade this school year.  Look at those freckles, I love them.

Copic colors used:
Skin: E13, 11, 21
Hair: E59, 39, 34
Red: R39, 27, 24
Yellow: Y17, 15, 13, 11
Turquoise: BG57, 23, 13, 10
Blue: B37, 99, 95, 28, 24

I decided to create an easel card using papers from a recollections paper pad I picked up  from Michaels a while back.  I  colored the image using my copics and cut her out using a La-La Land Crafts stitched oval die.  The book frame and mini book die are all from the La-La Land club kit for May 2016.  The sentiment, "Hey smartypants" is from a stamp set I've had in my stash for a long time.  I am glad I was able to find a card to place the sentiment on. I wrote a message inside the card  to wish her luck in the coming school year.  She will receive the card in the mail this week.  I didn't tell her it was coming, I wanted it to be a surprise.    That's it for now, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Hello my friends , I have a quick card share for you today. I used an image from Saturated Canary called Fedora. I love saturated canary's digital images especially this one.  If you like this digi-image you can find her at the Saturated Canary shop. When I saw this image, I instantly knew I wanted to make a summer like card.  I used papers from a paper pad I purchased from Michaels.  Again, I wanted to keep this card simple because I wanted the image to be the focal point.  I colored the image with my copics and love the way she turned out.

Copic colors used:
Skin:E 15,13,11
Hair: W9, 7, 5, 3
Pink: RV34, 32, 11
Blue: B37, 14, 12

Did I say I really like how this card turned out?  LOL, I think I did.  Someone special will receive this card and I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great Sunday.   

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Disney Mini Album

Hello my friends, thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a cute Disney mini album.  I love the way this mini album turned out, and Mickey is one of my favorite characters.   I made this album with my friend's daughter in mind.  She went to Disney World earlier this summer and took a bunch of photos.  I followed a tutorial from Corenescreations and I linked the tutorial here. The album measures 71/2x 51/2 and can hold over 40 pictures.

I used the magical adventure collection from echo park.  I love these papers, they went well with my base.    The embellishments are from a Mickey Mouse sticker pack I picked up at Joanne's.  That's it for now, have a great day!  

Friday, August 19, 2016

Card Share

Hello my friends, it's FRIDAY!!!! We made it, the weekend is almost here.   I have a card share for you today.  I decided to use the cute renaissance marci and dies from the July 2016  monthly kit club by La La Land Crafts.  I loved the way this card turned out.  I kept it cute and simple as I struggle with clean and simple.  I colored her up with my copics and the sentiment is also from the kit.

Copic Colors used:
Skin:E13, 11, 00,000,0000
Hair: E59, 57, 55, 53
Dress: RV69, 34, 32, 21

If you are interested in the monthly kits from La La Land Crafts, you can find all the information here.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Greeting Farm Friendship challenge

Happy Hump Day Friends!!! Hope  you are having a lovely week and its not too crazy.  I have a card share today.  Using the cute and sassy stamp from The Greeting Farm called Day Off Anya.  If you are interested in this cutie, you can find her  here.  I have a confession to make, The Greeting Farm stamps are one of my most favorite stamps and I am a hoarder of them lol.  Now let's get to the card, I am participating in The Greeting Farm challenge this month called Friendship.   I decided to create a 6x6 card using my favorite color purple.  The patterned papers used are from My Favorite Things tranquil textures.  The sentiment is from the greeting farm magical friends stamp set.

Copics Colors used:
Skin: E15,13,11
Hair:W09, 07, 05, 03
Purple: V09, V06, V04
Blue: B28, B26, B24
Boots:W9, W7, W5
I colored this image using my copics.  The hair was a beast but I loved the way it turned out.   This card is off to a lovely crafty friend of mine.  I hope they like it as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Magnolia Tilda fully loaded

Happy Tuesday, also known as the day before HUMP DAY.  I can see the weekend, only if it can hurry and get here.  I have a  shaped easel card to share for today's post using a cute magnolia tilda stamp from the pink lemonade collection called Tilda with a Big Big Rose which you can find here.   Shaped cards are my favorite to make as there are so many shapes that can be used to create a card.    I colored the image using copics and used many of my magnolia doohickey or vintage box dies throughout the card.  I love using my magnolia dies, they really bring my cards to life.   I used some wild orchid crafts as well as prima flowers to finish off the card.

I would like to enter this card in the below challenge:

Have a Great Day!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Woohoo..... First blog post for 2016.

Wow...... I can't believe I have finally decided to join the blog world.  I am looking forward to this new adventure.  Thanks for stopping by, hopefully you will find something that will inspire you to get crafty.   Well let's jump right in shall we.  I am starting off my first post with a card for the quick creations challenge blog.  The theme for this month's challenge is stars and stripes.  I decided to go with a cute magnolia stamp called Tilda in the garden from the Pink Lemonade collection.  You can find the stamp here.  I colored the image with my copics and added her to a 6x6 card.   I also added several dies from the magnolia doohicky club volumes 3, 4, and 6 .  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp and is so fitting for this card.  I need to get into the habit of making more just because cards to send out to some of my crafty friends to let them know I am thinking about them.  Well that's it for now,  thanks for stopping by.