Saturday, April 30, 2011

CLP Birthday Blog Hop

YIPPPPEEEE!  IT'S HERE IT'S HERE! 

Today we are celebrating CLP's birthday and sending congratulations for being a challenge blog for one full year!  Looking forward to inspirations for the second year and so happy to be a part of it!!  So to celebrate we're having a blog hop full of pure gorgeousness!

One random blog hopper will have $30 to spend at Gurlee Girl Craft store!  Make sure you make your rounds for a higher chance of becoming the winner!! 

For my first challenge with CLP, not only have I used the absolutely gorgeous sketch that Chelsea has given us but paired it up with a Belles 'n Whistles Stamp.  They are generously sponsoring this month's challenge so I decided to use this little cutie called "Smile". 


I've jam packed my card so full of goodness and I've almost covered up the sketch but I promise you all the pieces are there.  LOL!!

Here's the sketch for May so would love to see you join us!  You have a whole month and any stamp can be used to qualify!  How easy is that?!! 


The blog hop starts today and ends May 6th at midnight.  If you are just joining now and would like to go to the beginning click here:


I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!  These ladies have made some amazingly creative cards!!  You have a month to work on your project so would love to see it!!

My Last Secret!

YES IT'S TRUE! I'm so excited to share that I'm a member of Magnolia Down Under Challenge.   Yiiiippppeeeeeeee!!  I know in the last number of posts of new teams that I'm on I carry on about how fabulous the ladies talent is on each the new teams I'm on but jeepers!! I can't stop saying it!!  I am so lucky!! 

Anyway, so on to my first card created for the MDUC blog! This week's challenge is:

LACE and RIBBON



I've used just a smidge of lace and stapled it on to my card and my "ribbon" is Tim Holtz's Filmstrip Ribbon.  It's a small small piece but technically it works.  LOL!!  I hope I've helped inspire you for this Magnolia challenge being my first card and all.  If you are wondering what the rules are please check them out at the MDUC blog.  Would LOVE to see you there!!  Hugs!

Stamps: Magnolia's "Congratulation Tilda"
Paper: Webster's Hollywood Vogue
Embellishments: Tim Holtz tissue tape, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon, misc ribbons and lace.
Punches: Magnolia Doohickey "Tilda Lace Die" and Tim Holtz birdcage

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another DT Announcement

I am so excited to tell you I'm now a Pink Lady on the


design team.  I use to design for Kellie on the Lil Lolita design team and she's absolutely fabulous to work with.  I love her images and the girls are wonderful to work with too.  The talent in this group is amazing as well!

I hope you'll be able to join us in some of the challenges.  I love the monthly Christmas challenge too.  So far, I have 2 cards made.  LOL!  Hoping to continue with those.


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I do have 1 more announcement that I'm hanging on to so stay tuned!  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Voting Has Begun!!!

I wish all my friends could vote on this contest but the rules say otherwise.  This ONLY applies if you are a member of the YAHOO MAGNOLIA GROUP. 

I am soliciting for VOTES for 2 entries of mine:

#1 - Full size Magnolia images on an Easter/Spring card and this one is #120


#3 - Any Magnolia Easter/Spring Project, anything but a card and this one is #163




Here are the instructions for voting but if you'd like to check out the full post you can view it at Magnolia-licious Highlites.  Winners are announced May 1st!!

Categories:
#1--  Full size Magnolia images on an Easter/Spring Themed Card
#2--  "Magnolia Minis Only" on an Easter/Spring Theme Card
#3--  Any Magnolia Easter/Spring Project, anything BUT a card (if it's not a card then it fits this category)
#4--  Mix BOTH a Mini and Large Magnolia Stamp(s) on your project

How to Vote?  

*Go to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog http://magnolia-licioushighlites.blogspot.com/ and look at each of the project thumbnails and note your favorite project for each category.  *if you question what category a project is for or need to see it in more details, click on their thumbnail to be taken to their blog and see what they've entered *

*Email me at sjdean0574@yahoo.com (only this email address please) with your favorite choice for EACH of the 4 categories for a total of 4 votes per person. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Member Of CLP Challenge Blog

HOLI COW!  I have been hanging on to some secrets for awhile now!!  My first one to share is I have accepted a position with CLP Challenge Blog starting May 1st!!  I am so excited but freakin' out at the same time cuz they are sooooo talented there.  LOL!

This challenge blog is all about the sketches!  The owner of CLP (Crafting Life's Pieces) is Chelsea and she always puts out an amazing sketch monthly.  I hope you can join us and I know many of you use sketches so be sure to check us out!!  Here's the current challenge sketch.  Cute or WHAT?!! 


OH AND important rule - THERE ARE NONE!   ha ha ... ok wait...I was going to say....you can use whatever stamps you want!  Well doesn't that just make it too easy?!!!

Gosh one more thing! We'll be having a blog hop to celebrate CLP's 2nd year in the challenge blog so hopefully you can join us!!  WOO HOO!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tickled Pink Christmas Challenge #2

I am really enjoying these Christmas challenges with Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges.  It just helps me get ahead and I've NEVER premade xmas cards until it's the last minute and I'm stressing right out.  Well we all know THAT SUCKS!  

This month's challenge is "Jingle Bells" so I decided to use Lil Lolita Christmas Evie, who is available in digi and rubber!!  See the white layer under my Magnolia Doohickey?  It's a layer of wrapping from a Lindt box of chocolates.  aaaa ha ha ha!!!  Umm ya I ate them. 
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OMG I almost forgot!!

GUEST DT CALL FOR Tickled Pink Stamps!!

This is the sketch you use but I used it only cuz I like it.  Not cuz I'm  applying but if you are interested check out the details at Tickled Pink Stamps.   You have until April 27th.

Stamps: TPS "Christmas Evie"
Paper: Bo Bunny "Winter Joy"
Punches: Magnolia Doohickey "Tilda Lace Die"
Copics:
Dress: V09, V17, V15, V12
Eyes: YG25, YG03
Hair: E44, 43, 42, 40
Gold: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00
Skin: E51, E50 and Cheeks: RV10

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Magnolia Easter Spring Extravaganza Contest

OH MY GOSH I bit off more then I could chew with this challenge.  LOL!!  When I first heard about the Magnolia Easter Spring Extravaganza Contest I was so excited about thinking of what to make I could hardly sleep!!  Now 3 weeks later, 20hrs into my project, 100 pictures and a big mess I'm glad it's finally done!!  LOL!! 

And to think all this started with a paper mache egg!!  I felt like such a kid making this and I must say it was fun....until the 2nd & 3rd layer.  After I started building my egg I noticed a few others are entering eggs too.  Well what did I expect?  It's a Easter competition!!  LOL!  THEN I found out that you could buy them at Michaels.  DRAT!!


This was the hardest project ever to take pictures of so sorry if I overwhelm you with a bunch of them.  You can click on all the pictures to make them bigger.  I think they look better like that.


All the little white flowers were cut out with my Silhouette then I pushed on the center of them with a tool used for applying rub-ons to get them to "flower up".  I added a center of Stardust glitter to each one and in real life, they really sparkle.  The river was made with strips of blue textured paper.  I laid down double sided tape and started applying them and pleating as I went so it didn't look so flat.  The bridge was made by rolling little pieces of kraft paper, distressing the ends and then tying them together with Scrapper's Floss. 

The tree in the middle is the Spring Magnolia Tree from Magnolia and I stamped an extra and added more blossoms.  WOW!!  That was time consuming!  The little posts holding up the banner are chop sticks covered with pink ribbon.  For some reason I found that really amusing.  LOL!! 


Here we have Tilda With Eggs in Her Apron sitting on Stone Wall With End Pillar. The dirt on the path in front of her is Barbara Trombley's Earth Elements.  I adhered using double-sided tape and it worked pretty well.


 Tilda With Newly Hatched Egg is the image I've used here.  


Ok I just HAD to use the Twins......a lot of you know why but for those who don't it's cuz I am one!!!  They enjoy going barefoot in the grass and I had them stand in front of the Log image.....oh I make it sound like I asked them to move there.  Yikes!  That's getting lost in your project.  LOL!


This is Tilda With a Small Gift and she comes with a tag hanging down from a gift she is hiding behind her back. I cut off the tag cuz I knew if I tried to cut it out carefully I'd end up ripping it.  And even without the tag she just has such a cute pose!  
 

I never claimed to be a photographer but only a crafter.  LOL!!  I must have 100 shots of Heartbreaker Edwin and still I couldn't get a good photo but at least it shows you that he's on his cloud.

Well that's it for now.  I will come back with a HOW I DID IT post one day but for now let's just look at the completed project.  I think this post is long enough!  

Good luck to all the entries!!  You ladies have done an amazing job!!  

To friends of mine who are in the Yahoo Magnolia group I would truly appreciate your vote when it comes time and if you feel my project is worthy!!  No sympathy votes please.  LMBO!! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BLOG CANDY WINNER!!

Sorry all!!!  I'm late in posting my blog hop candy for the April Bunny Blog Hop!!  Wow life sneaks away on you doesn't it?!!  I just wanted to take a second and thank everyone who hopped onto my blog and joined us in the whole blog hop.  What amazing participation!!

I've been so short on time so instead of using the random generator I asked my husband to pick a number between 1 and 68, which were the number of comments I had.  WOW!

To my surprise he said #1!!

has won the Magnolia images!! 

When I asked him out of all those number why he picked number 1 he asked me, "have you ever seen a random generator actually pick #1?"......Hmpf.....nope!!  LOL!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wilfred the Wombat - Cute!

I just adore these Wilfred the Wombat DIGI images that you can buy them from Tickled Pink Stamps.  A place that sells some of my favorite stamps.  Remember the Lil Lolita's?  Oh so cute!! 

I used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and lace.  OH MA GOSH I ♥♥♥ these products!!  My  favorite cards are made with Wild Orchid products.  Just so elegant!

Challenges for this card:

Wild Orchid Challenge - "Sketch" I just love using sketches and really liked this one because it gave me lots of options to add embellies!!

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge - "Blinging It Up"  I think anything that isn't the image used to enhance the card is BLING.  No matter if you make it or stick it from a package.  Well that's my definition and I'm stickin' to it.  LOL!

Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes" with the option of something new.  If you've read my posts before Anything Goes is one of my favorites!! The added twist of something new are my papers from PinkPaislee.  Such a pretty vintage feel!  Luv them!



Stamps: Tickled Pink Stamps "Wilfred The Wombat Walking"
Paper: Pink Paislee "Sweetness"
Embellishments: Wild Orchid flowers, ribbon & lace, Hobby Craft pin, Recollections flower charm, Prima's ELine pearl swirls and misc doily.
Punches: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, MS lace border punch, Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval nesties
Copics: BG02, 01, 000
E44, 43, 42
W7, 5, 3, 1
R22, 20, 01, 00, 000
E0000, 000

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Graphicat Grand Opening Blog Hop

(For the April Bunny Blog Hop Click HERE)

Today is a special blog hop cuz one of my close friends is doing her first blog hop for her new digi site,


So, if you've come here from Cheri's blog you're on the right track.  If you want to start at the beginning I'll send you back to her blog Graphicat Creations.  

The image I used is called "This Cup".  Cheri likes to keep things simple.  LOL!  My kinda gal!!  Join us in our monthly sketch challenge pictured below, which I've used and enter your card to win some digi's!!


I have to admit my favorite part of this card is my sugar on the spoon falling into the coffee.  This would be one of those things where I see it on another blog and think "OMG why didn't I think of that?!!"  Well this time it's me!  YAY!!  LOL!!  I first put down some Glossy Accents, then sprinkled some flower soft on and followed that up with glitter.  


So on to the hop and your next stop is at another friend's blog,
Enjoy the hop!! 

Stamps: Graphicat Designs "This Cup"
Paper: Bazzilll and misc paper and BG
Embellishments: Prima flower, Recollections chipboard glitter swirl, misc ribbon, white flower soft and misc glitter.
Punches: Silhouette spoon
Copics: BG13, 11, 10
E47, 44, 43, 42, 40
E51, 50

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Bunny Blog Hop

(Click HERE For CLP Post) 

Today I'm joining up with fellow Canadian crafters for the April Bunny Blog Hop hosted by Made by Jacqueline!
The blog hop runs from April 1th-5th. 

If you have hopped here from Liz's blog Miss Merryweather's Creations, you're on the right path.  If you'd like to start from the beginning I'll send you back to Jacqueline's blog.

In honor of Easter we are all making a project with a bunny on it!  Well I made 3 projects and used mostly my Silhouette machine.

Bear with me, there are lots of picture.  

My first project is just the cutest little buddy with treats on the inside. I used Silhouette's bunny_treat_bag_C00068_30551





My next project is Silhouette's
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Side View

And my last project is a revamped Walmart pail with my Silhoeutte bunny border!  Oh and on the inside is a cupcake (pictured below) made with 2 pairs of little girls' socks and chocolates.  I got that idea from Paula's blog Low Country Paisley, so that's for that Paula!  I wish my cupcake looked as great as hers did.  I might have to try again!  hee hee

(A little hard to see with the sun shining.  Sorry!)

For the lid I made a Silhouette flower - I luv this one!
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Here's a picture of the sock cupcake out of the pail.  I used a Silhouette cupcake wrapper and then used some digi paper to pleat around the wrapper.


BLOG CANDY!!  YES OF COURSE!!!!
 To one lucky blog hopper, I'm giving away 2 of my favorite brand of stamps. MAGNOLIA'S!!!  I will be drawing the winner on April 6th.

Tilda With Violin Love Background


Now if you'd like to continue hopping along the trail
your next visit will be with Cindy at Creations By Cindy.

Enjoy your hopping!

Here's a list of the blog hop in case you've missed a few
or gotten lost. I sometimes do.  hee hee

3. Amber 
5. Anna
7. Tara
8. Brenna 
10. Lora
11. Liz
12. Eulanda - ME!!
13. Cindy
14. Julie
15. Ellen 
17. Linda
18. Sandra