December 29, 2009


Hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and is looking forward to the New year.

I received the winter stamp kit from Magnolia just before Christmas and was unable to play with them. In the kit was this little lady. Not sure what they call her but she looked like she was missing something in her hand. So, I had to add a shopping bag that is supposed to resemble Victoria's Secret with tissue coming out the top and is attached with foam squares for a little dimension. I added some shimmer to her wings but you can't tell from the photo. I colored her with Copic marker cut her out and attached her to circles cut with my Nesties. I then added the flower from my stash and the pearls are from SU.

Copics I used:
Face: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Cheeks: R20
Wings: G20
Dress: R21, R32, R83
Shoes/Hair: C1, C3, C5, C7
Rose: R29, R46

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December 20, 2009

Hang in There

Wow, what a busy time of year. I know I am. Cleaning house, doing laundry, wrapping presents, checking the list to make sure you didn't forget anybody, and then checking it again just in case. I received a little present in the mail yesterday from Magnolia. It was my very first stamp kit. Inside was this adorable hanging Tilda. Of course there were many others but I decided to use this one first. I had some paper from Creative Imaginations that I have been dying to use. This paper is so cute and could be used for some really cute Mickey pages as well.

This card was made for the Just Magnolia Challenge. I distressed all the edges and then did some paper piercing and inking of the edges. Of course I colored Tilda with my Copics and added the buttons, bows, flowers, and ribbon to match the sketch.
Copics used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Cheeks: R20
Hair/Pants: C1, C3, C5, C7
Shirt/Socks: R27, R29, R46, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Colorless Blender

Thanks for stopping by at such a busy time of year.


December 15, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge

Finally, I got one done. I made this card for the Just Magnolia Challenge. They put up a new challenge each Friday. This is my very first time entering. The challenge was to make a card, anything Christmassy.

I decided to use Tilda with a Glitter Halo. She is sitting inside the oval cut with a nestie which is inside the square scalloped nestie. The card base is cardstock by Bazzill. All other paper is from Magnolia's Christmas line. I colored Tilda with Copics and then used some antique linen Stickles on the wings and halo. The center strip is a stamp from Hampton Art with Twas the Night Before Christmas saying. I inked all the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink. I added a bow, flowers, brads, and some rhinestones to bling it up a little. Oh, I also gold embossed some of the edges. I then made and envelope out of Magnolia paper. I had to use two different sheets to get it big enough to fit a 6 X 6 card.

Here is a list of the copics I used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 11, & R20 on cheeks.
Hair: E51, 55, 57, 59.
Dress and socks: R27, 39, 46
Shirt and socks: G85, BG96, 99.
Colorless Blender.

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December 11, 2009

Oops Your 50

I made this easel card for my sister's 50th Birthday. Happy Birthday Sis! I had a hard time figuring out how to use the oops since I did not forget her birthday, then it came to me, dang, she's 50 years old. Sure glad she is older. Ha. Hope she enjoys it.

For this card I used Oops Tilda and the stove both from Magnolia. The Happy Birthday and the oops were both computer generated. The printed paper is Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry Line. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz ink and colored the images with Copics. For the flower I found an old punch by Emaginations that cuts different sizes of petals and then I layered them together. The border punch has no name on it and I can't remember who it was but it is a new one. I tied ribbon around it to hold it in the easel position.

Here is a photo of the copics that I used. Hopefully, this time I did not leave any out and I was asked about the reds in the last one, but since I added new reds to my collection while I was Christmas shopping. Oops. I 'm not sure which ones they were.

Tammy, your card will be postal on Monday. Happy Birthday.

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December 8, 2009

Here is another Christmas Card. Sure do love the Holiday Season. All the lights and Christmas music just seems so festive. I am gone doing a little Christmas shopping hoping that St. Nick can bring all the wish list items possible. So far I'm having a little difficulty. You see my son just wants a rather large dog. Yip, a Great Dane which he would call Scooby. Yikes!

Back to my card. I used printed paper by Imaginisce called Twinkle Toes. Bazzill cardstock. Ribbon was from SU and the flowers and buttons from stash. The stamp is called Tilda and Edwin Skating from none other than Magnolia. I colored them using Copics and you can see all the colors below. I used my nesties to cut them out. I also used a nestie for the Happy Holidays at the bottom.

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December 6, 2009

Color Comparisons Results

I decided to put this up a little early since I am going to be gone Christmas Shopping for the next couple of days. It looks like #3 took the most votes. Of course it is Copics. That is my personal favorite also. Although, the Ranger Distress Inks color very nicely and I think with more practice they will become something I will use more often. If you have not tried them I encourage you to do so. You might be surprised.

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December 4, 2009

Stamps R Us Challenge #1

I made this for the Stamps R Us Challenge. We were to follow the sketch over at Mercy's blog. Here is a copy of what it looks like.

I started with red cardstock by Bazzill and then layered it with paper from My Mind's Eye Be Marry Collection. I used the border punch by MS and put little gems in the center of each design. I inked the edges of everything and then drug out the sewing machine and sewed around each piece. I used the Houses stamp by Magnolia and colored using my Copics. I added Liquid Applique and some glitter to the roofs to make them look a little wintery. I stamped Merry Christmas with a clear stamp that has no identity. I added a red bow and stamped a sentiment inside from the same clear stamp set with no identity.

Here are my copic colors:

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December 3, 2009

Chilly Tilda in Winter Wonderland

Good Morning. Well, I finally received one of my three Magnolia orders. Of course it did not include the new Holiday ones but I'm told they are not far away. I guess I just ordered mine too late. I did get some wintery ones like this one called Chilly Tilda and she is sitting on the Winter Bench. I had so much fun coloring this one. Notice the silver edging it is from Flower Soft and I love what it adds to a card.
Here is a photo of the Copics that I used.
Copics: Face: E0000, 000,00, 11 & R20 for cheeks. Clothing: BG13, 45, 49, E25, 29, 53, 59.
Hair: C1, 3, 5, 7, 9. Wings: B00. I also used B00 to shade around the image.
Stamps: Chilly Tilda and Winter Bench by Magnolia. Winter Wonderland by Autumn Leaves.
Paper: Cardstock by Bazzill. Printed by Magnolia.
Silver Edging: by Flower Soft. You gotta love this.
Nesties: Large Deckled Rectangle.
Buttons and Ribbon from my stash. I did color the white ribbon with Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist. Liquid Applique for the snow and I used some glitter glue by Carolees.
Here is a close-up of Tilda:
Thank you for stopping by and as usual I always love your comments.

November 30, 2009

Color Comparisons

Click on Image to Enlarge

Well, I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did. We spent it on the mountain with the snowmobiles. It was all good with the exception that Tiffany our 21 year old went snowboarding for the first time with her older sister Jessica. She came back with a broken wrist. She was really only worried about how she was going to complete her finals.

As for me, since I could not pack all my supplies to make cards I just took all my coloring mediums and colored this cute little Magnolia stamp called Cherry Tilda. I have colored it using Copics, Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Pencils, and Ranger Distress Ink. I would like everybody to leave a comment on which number is their favorite. Next Monday I will announce which one is which and which one had the most votes.

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November 23, 2009

Oops I Forgot

I thought this was the cutest image for a forgotten birthday.

I used Oops Tilda from the A Little Yummy For Your Tummy Collection. I have colored her using Copics. The paper is also from Magnolia's Yummy Collection called Blue Candy Plaid and Candy. I added some ribbon and brads. I have also decorated the inside of the card. I used the same image and papers again but added some flowers to one side. Here is a photo of the inside.

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

November 20, 2009

Blueberry Tilda

This is one of the newer stamps by Magnolia called Blueberry Tilda. I colored her using Copics and then layered a second layer on the blueberries to add a little depth. All the printed paper is by Magnolia and the cardstock is from Bazzill. Everything else is from my personal stash.

I am waiting to get some of the new Magnolia holiday stamps which are not shipping yet. I just hope we all get them in time to make some really cute Christmas Cards.

November 17, 2009

Why Nothing New!

Sorry for not having anything new in the past few days but I received the new Magnolia Ink Magazine a couple of days ago and decided to create a few items to submit for entry into the next issue. Wish me luck, there are so many talented designers out there that it will be a tough job to win. But you can't win if you don't try.

I have also ordered the fall/winter kit which I am anxiously waiting for. If any of you have ever wondered what was inside that box I will be taking a photo of mine when it comes so you can see. I know it will be wonderful. You can order yours over at

November 13, 2009

Decorating Tree

This was a fun card to make. First of all I stamped the Christmas Tree and then colored it with my Copics. Then, I added Flower Soft to make it look real. You can't really tell by the photo but it really added detail to this card. I'm SO hooked on Flower Soft. I also added some rhinestones for extra bulbs.
Then, I colored Tilda with my Copics and cut her out and attached her using 3-D squares. I also used some Stickles and Glitter on her wings and on the bulbs in her basket.
Other supplies used: Mega Nestie curved rectangle, ribbon, snowflake punch, cardstock by Bazzill, printed by Imaginisce and I also used some Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.
Hope you enjoy.

November 12, 2009

A Little Birdie said Birthday Card

Good Morning, I hope everybody had a fantastic Veterans Day.

I made this card for my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom.
I have not been using copic markers for very long but since I started I find that I can't stop coloring. I LOVE THEM! Here is what I used.

Stamps: Of course I used a Magnolia Stamp called Bird on Hand.
Paper: Dotted Swiss Cardstock by Bazzill, printed paper by Basic Grey called Wisteria Violet & Stone Wall.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers, & Buttons from my stash. We all have a stash. Tag by Making Memories.
Other Stuff: Circle by Coluzzle, ovel punch & ink on edges by StampinUp. Colored with Copics.

Here is a close-up of Tilda Colored

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November 8, 2009

Copic Marker Book

Well, this is my first post on my new blog. I still have a lot of tweaking to do but decided to get started with it anyway.
I made this book so that I could take it with me when shopping for new Copic Markers. I have made a page for each color group. I have used Loving Tilda Wearing Hat and colored it with my copic markers. I used the McGill file tab punch for the divider pages. All cardstock is Bazzill and the printed paper is by DCWV. The ribbon is from SU and the other embellishments are from my overwhelming stash of supplies.

Here you can see that I have made each color its own page. The bottom is for my favorite blends from that color group.