Sunday, February 27, 2011

Magnolia's are available in Manitoba!

Did that get your attention?  Marilyn at Scrapbookers Anonymous and More in Winnipeg has a great selection of Mini Magnolia's and is getting in the regular sized Magnolia stamps!

It's so exciting for all of those of us who are Magnolia fans. I was there on Saturday and drooled over the Mini M's.

Head over to Scrapbookers Anonymous and More soon, cuz they won't last long!

I have to tell you that I had a wonderful time with Marilyn and all her customer's at Scrapbookers Anonymous and More on Saturday. I taught two Copic marker classes and had a blast!  You ladies were wonderful to work with and I'm so looking forward to our next class later in March. It's going to be tons of fun.

If you stop by Scrapbookers Anonymous and More, tell Marilyn I said 'hi'.

UPDATE:   The MAGNOLIA's are due to arrive in the store around March 8th!

Creative Cowgirls Challenge --It's all about the Tropics!

It's been winter far too long in my books, so it's a nice change to be thinking about warm and places that are warm. I'm off to Hawaii in a  couple of months, so my Michelle Perkett image is just perfect for this challenge.

Isn't it a beauty of an image?!!!  Creative Cowgirls Challenge this weeks is all about the tropics, Hawaii and or the beach.

We're sponsored by Michelle Perkett this week.  

For this challenge Michelle Perkett Studios will be giving the
WINNER "3 Images of Choice"
and the Top 3 will each receive "1 Image of Choice"
as the awards for this weeks challenge.

We will be having an Easter/Spring Hop for our challenge that will begin on March 27th.
There will be a fabulous basket of goodies available for someone who posts the badge on their blog and creates a post as well as adding it to their side bar!  (badge is below)
$50.00 worth of fabulous fun prizes!
So grab the badge,
Make an announcement post to help us spread the word that includes the hop badge
Add the hop badge to your side bar
Leave us a message to let us know you have done so (on the challenge blog)

Be sure to pop over to the Creative Cowgirls Challenge Blog to check out the creations made by the DT. 

They are just OUTSTANDING!  You will love them!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Winner Chosen

Since my previous candy winner hasn't contacted me, I've chosen Elenor Sandström as the next winner of my blog candy.

Elenor---please email me at putting candy winner in the subject line.  also indicate which Canadian online store you'd like your gift certificate for.  You have 48 hours to respond.

Congratulations to Elenor.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You're a Star!

I'm enjoying working with metal. I'm using metal sheets from Making Memories, but I'm running out. I might have to try something else. If you use metal sheets, what do you use?

I've used my glimmer glaze and painted a couple of coats on the star after I embossed it with the swirls cuttlebug folder.  I embossed the background paper with another cuttlebug folder to add more texture to the card.  The stars were cut out using the star spellbinder die.  The sentiment is from the Asian Gardens set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  A copper brad was used to hold the smaller star onto the larger star.

Challenges for this card:
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 35
Whoopsi Daisy  Someone Special
Frosted Delights
Party Time Tuesday
Incy Wincy Designs

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Glamour Girl

I love the look on the face of this Kraftin' Kimmie stamp. I love the sexy look.  She's called Annette and you can find her here.

Challenges for this card:
Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #66
Delicious Doodle
Stamps R Us

Winner! Winner!

The winner of my blog candy is Deb!  Deb--please contact me and give me all your mailing details along with the Canadian store you'd like your $10 gift certificate for.  Please put blog candy winner in the subject line and email me at

Congratulations Deb!

I'd like to give a big thank you to all those who entered and who follow my blog!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dandelions in the Wind

This image makes me long for hot summer days. The wind blowing......dandelions in bloom...seeds floating in the wind.  I guess winter is dragging along for me.  Only a couple of more months though.

I used my first Lily of the Valley image called Dandelion clock.  I colored her with copics and added some stickles for sparkle.  I've used my favorite color pink for this card.  I have used this color quite often lately.  I added some texture with two cuttlebug folders and distressed them with some ink around the edges.  The patterned paper is definitely a favorite of mine--it's my last piece!

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow I'll be making the draw for the blog candy winner.  I hope you enjoyed your long weekend as much as I did.  See you tomorrow!

Challenges for this card:
Lily of the Valley challenge #84
Sketch Saturday
Charisma Cardz
Little Claire's Designs
Crafts and Me Challenges
Dutch Dare

Thursday, February 17, 2011


UPDATE:      I will add a $10 gift certificate to the Canadian online store of the winner's choice.

Wow!  I'm amazed!  Thanks so much to all those who have become followers.  You have made my day.

As promised, I will add to my blog candy......I'll pop back in on saturday with the picture.  I'm out of town til then.

If you haven't entered, make sure that you do. I'll be making the draw in the next few days.

Altered Metal

It's blog waltz time!

I'm experimenting with Glimmer mist again and I saw the neatest idea on the Tattered Angels blog and thought I'd give it a try. This is the result:

I embossed a sheet of metal using a sizzix folder and sprayed it with a pink glimmer mist. Once it was dry, I painted it with Glimmer Glaze and let it dry.  I think it looks great. I love the colors.  I know I'll be experimenting more with metal and Glimmer products.

To fit in with the theme of the blog waltz at Waltzingmouse Stamps, I had to use buttons, and you can see the tiny button brads that I've added to the image.  I also used the Rescue Remedies stamp set that is available here

Please leave a comment. I love to hear from those who stop by. Don't forget to enter my blog candy here.  Thanks for waltzing by.

Challenges for this card:
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mahhhhhvellous Dahling!

Here's my newest card for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  I've used Raychel this week.  This week's challenge is a recipe challenge and I think I've managed to include it all.  The image is colored with copics and I just had to use this yellow and green paper--spring colors are speaking to me these days.  Spring is just around the corner you know.

Only a few more days until I draw for my blog candy so be sure to enter before it's too late. 

Challenges for this card:

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenges
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
One Stitch at a Time
Little Claire's Designs
Simply Create
Craft us Crazy
Stamp with the Dragon

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lucky Girl!

Aren't I the luckiest girl ever?  Love you, Ken!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Kaela

I created a valentine today using a new image from Designed2Delight Digital stamps. Her name is Spring Kaela and I also used the freebie that I received last week for joining along in the challenge.

I used my copics to color her. I embellished with some stickles, rhinestones and some great gathered ribbon I found in my stash.

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day. We're going to celebrate with dinner out and a movie.  Hug all your loved ones!

Don't forget to enter my blog candy here.

Challenges for this card:
Card Ideas
Craft Challenge
Delicious Doodles
Creative Card Crew
Stamp Something
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Creative Cowgirls Valentine Hop

If you've come here from Elke's blog you're on the right track. If not, pop over to Barbara's blog for the first stop on the Creative Cowgirl's Valentine's Hop!

Here's my card for today's hop:

We are sponsored today by DZ Doodles.  Isn't that vase just gorgeous?  I colored it with copics, and tried to incorporate hearts in my card.

Why don't you join us and make a card using hearts. The winner of the hop will win this gorgeous bunch of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons

and 3 images from DZ Doodles

The Top 3 will each receive an image of choice.

I'm looking forward to seeing what each of you creates.  And a word of thanks to the 166 participants in the last challenge.  166 entries!  Wow!  There were so many beautiful entries!  Thank you. You each deserve a pat on the back!

Your next stop on the hop is Kleeblatt.  I know she will have some delicious eye candy for you.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Big Heart

Here's a quick post tonight.  This is a company that is new to me--Designed2Delight.  Pop over and have a look at their stamps. There are some great images to choose from.

Challenges for this card:


Definitely Attitude

I have this thing for stamps with attitude. Have you seen those stamps?  Images of people who exude an attitude?  Here's one I recently came across and just had to have.

She is called Shopping Tween and is available as a freebie here.  Pop by and grab here, and check out the other images at Digi's with Attitude.  (Sounds like just the place for me, right?!!!!)

Don't forget to enter my blog candy!

Challenges for this card:
Sketch Saturday
Digis's with Attitude Challenge
Little Claire's Designs
Stamp Something
Catch the Bug
Oh La La Creations

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Red, Red, and more Red

This post is all about red.  The challenge was red...the more red the better. How do you think I did?

It's definitely a red card, don't you think?

Well, it's another -40C day here.  Sigh.  At least we're more than half way through winter.  I hope it's much warmer in your part of the world.

Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to enter my blog candy here.

Oh yah--if you're interested in copic technique classes, I've got two coming up. One in Rossburn on February 18th and two in Winnipeg on February 25th.  If you're interested, drop me a line and I'll give you all the details.

Challenges for this card:
 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge 64
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge 5
Moving Along with the Times
Cupcake Craft Challenges Red
Sketch Saturday
Crafts and Me--Red

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Bride in Blue

Reminder:  You can enter my blog candy here.

I was recently give a Sugarplum image to demo with some copic markers.  Here name is Bride Emma and she is available here at All That Scraps.  For all those of you in Manitoba, Kelly at Gone Scrappin' in Bloom also carries this Sugarplum, along with many others. I also colored the white satin ribbon with the B23 copic marker.  I love how you can alter ribbon with the markers to make it match the card so nicely.

Supplies used:
Iridescent stickles
Swirls cuttlebug folder

Challenges for this card:
I Heart to Stamp
All that scraps Wednesday Challenge
Craft Your Passion
Craft Us Crazy
Simply Create

Monday, February 7, 2011

Look Ma----No Markers!

These Teeny Trees have been calling at me for a couple of challenges now, but I just haven't had the right idea for using them. This time everything fell together.

These stamps are available at Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I stamped the tree, leaves and bird with razzleberry ink from SU. The dotted circles are also from the same set and are stamped with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used the rectangle spellbinder dies to emboss the rectangle shape on the background of the burgundy cardstock.

Another CAS card.  I'm loving them.

Challenges for this card:

Waltzingmouse Challenge 33  WMSC33
Craft Us Crazy
Catch the Bug
Little Claire
Stamping with the Dragon

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Fancy Fold

I've made a gate fold card using a new digi image I purchased from Claudia and Co.  You can see it here.  Her name is Ella and she is a really cute, versatile stamp.  For this card, I didn't use the little doll that is part of the set. The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley.

Here are the copics I've used: E000,E00, E30,E33,E35, N0,N3, YG03, YG05, YG07, BG05

Supplies used:
Crystal stickles
Oval and Scalloped oval spellbinder dies
Circle and Scalloped circle spellbinder dies
Prima pearls

Challenges for this card:

Claudia and Co Challenge 73
Tip Top Tuesday Girly
2 Sisters
The Sisterhood of Crafters
Digi's with Attitude

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crafters Digital Art Center

Have you been over to the Crafters Digital Art Center yet?  If you haven't, be sure to pop over to check it out. They are having their 5000 member giveaway and it's going to be great. It's a great group.  Tons of fun. Lots of resources. Great people.  You can't ask for anything more.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hearts Galore

Blog Candy HERE !!!!!!

I've colored up another Tilda image. I'm not sure of the name of this one, as I received the image in a swap some time ago, but I just love her. isn't she so cute?

I used some out of the ordinary colors for a valentine again.  That seems to be a regular theme for me lately.  Copics were used to color the image.  Glitter was added on the heart with some frosted lace stickles.  A Heidi Swapp heart was added under the bow.

I hope your day was warmer than ours.  I woke up to -45C--and it didn't warm up too much at all today. I think another day of this and then it will warm up for a bit.  I'm crossing my fingers anyway.

Have a great day and I hope it's full of creativity.

Challenges for this card:

Totally Tilda Challenge
Friday Sketchers 139
Wild Orchid challenge
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Glitter
Magnolia Down Under
Just Magnolia--going dotty
Delicious Doodles
Creative Inspirations
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Craft Your Days Away
Lexi's Creations
A Spoonful of Sugar
Charisma Cardz