Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Egad…It’s HOT!

Monday, in Orange County…it was way, way over 100 was my birthday, which is know, worldwide (OK, just with my family) for being notoriously hot. The funny thing is, it could even be a chilly 68 the day before, but the day of…It’s ridiculously HOT! It’s just crazy I tell ya!
The challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is Halloween, witch (wink, wink) means it was the perfect opportunity for me to try a Treat Box. I chose to use the super cute Bildmalarna Mimosa Witch. Is she cute or what? The hole in the center of the box was cut on with a Spellbinders Nestie
I added a few more of the roses I made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, but this time I added an additional layer to make them just a tad larger.
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Stamp ~ Bildmalarna Mimosa Witch
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Stardust Stickles
C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, YR04. YR20, V000, V12, V15
Don’t forget to head over to Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central to enter your Halloween project into the challenge.
Thanks so much for dropping by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween on the Brain.

No….I mean it. Seriously.
Look, it’s good for you. Hey! I know….and just think.
It’s only September.
I have two Halloween projects for you and one blog hop, so please pull up a chair and get comfy.
First, is the Blog Hop. is hosting a blog hop and one lucky
commenter will win a set of the New Celebrations Stamps!
Here are the rules:
  Check out the new projects posted each day by our designers
& please leave a comment on every post by 12 a.m. PST
on the same day on each designers blog.
Four lucky winners will win their choice of one of the
Here is the card I made using one of the stamps from the new set:
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I colored the little guy with a few Copics, cut the image out with my Spellbinders, added a ribbon, a bow and one of the sentiments from the new set….a little stitching….and there it is!
So,.…what do you think?
Easy peasy, right?
Next, I found this sad, forlorn little guy at the Goodwill last year and have been wanting to do something with it ever since. Don’t get me wrong. In it’s outdated icky pine state , it’s been the perfect addition to my darling husband’s disaster of a garage delightfully charming Harley garage ever since it arrived, but now was the time to break this little guy out.IMG_4258
I spray painted it with this images
and added a bit of festive Halloween Scrapbook paper to the place that, in it’s previous life was …smoked glass.
The trick or treating silhouettes were cut with my Cricut Expression and the Cricut cartridge, A Child’s Year.
So,…tell me what you think.
I’d love to hear.
Thank you so very much for visiting!!!
Please remember to leave a comment so that you will be entered into the drawing for the Celebrations Stamp set.


a mouse!…Oh gosh, I crack myself up……sigh….

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Anyhoo….In keeping with the Halloween theme I seem to have going this week, my card for our House Mouse and Friends Challenge uses this cute little Monica Flutter-by. She’s not currently in stock at, but there are quite a few other House Mouse Halloween stamps in stock.

The flowers are simply more of the ones I made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, which I am obviously obsessing obnoxiously over having so much fun with!

Thank so much for visiting and don’t forget to head over to the House and Friends blog so that you can play along!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another quick post!

I’m so sorry to post and run…life’s so busy these days!
Our challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lover’s is Halloween. One of my favorite holidays. I chose to use Tilda with Pumpkin for my card. I’m a little embarrassed to say, I’ve had her for a year or more, but never got around to using her, but in my defense, it’s not like she’s all that versatile. :) If she’s on your list of must haves, I suggest you head over to, so you can get your hands on her QUICK! IMG_4264-1 copy
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My flowers were made with the amazing Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. LOVE THAT! S
Thank you so much for visiting! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a Halloween Magnolia card too.
I am linking to:
Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fast card…fast post!

Our challenge this month at Scrappy Frogs is hand made flowers…and since I’ve been having a lot of fun making all sorts of hand made flowers lately..this was just perfect for me.
I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, which makes it  piece of cake to whip out these little guys. To make this card even easier, I simply printed out my sentiment with the Stampin’ Up!,  My Digital Studio. The chunky glitter on my flowers is Twinklets Diamond Dust, which can be found in the glue aisle ( makes perfect sense…right?)) at Michaels. I just used tiny droplets of Crystal Accents for my glue and sprinkled the Diamond Dust on top.
How easy is that?
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Don’t forget to visit the Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog to enter your hand made flower project into the competition…and be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams inspiration too!
Thanks so much for visiting!!
Linking to:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Anything Goes over at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central!

But first....Just a quick reminder!
Don't forget to about the StampingScrapping Designs New Stamps Blog Hop!
Our Stamps are Spellbinders™Nestability™ compatible.
September 13 Cindy ~
  Check out the new projects posted each day by our designers
& leave a comment on every post by 12 a.m. PST
on the same day on each designers blog.
4 Lucky winners will win their choice of one of the newCelebrations stamp sets.

Sept 16th Stephanie
Sept 17th Mindy
Sept 18th Leanne
Sept 19th Vivi
Sept 20th Billie
Sept 21st Sheri
Sept 22nd Cindy 2
Sept 23rd Anary

Check out Cindy's YouTube Video on how she custom colored the Flower and Ribbon
for her card.

OK...the plan for this challenge is anything, which means you can make this as difficult or easy as you want. You can take this opportunity to try different, like a new technique you’ve always wanted to try…
or just to keep it simple. Check a Christmas card off your list..or a Birthday card. It’s completely up to you. Just have fun!IMG_4171 copy  I really had a great time  with this card! It’s an Aperture Card and simply put…You just make a hole in the center of your card front so that you can see your focal point, which is on the inside of your card. I used Glitter card stock to punch various leaves, butterflies and flourishes and adhered them in a pattern around the open circle. Easy!IMG_4176
   For the inside of my card, I used a a Bildmalarna stamp, Mimosa ~ Wonderful Day and Magnolia ~ Open Gate, which can both be purchased at
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As the challenge states…it’s Anything Goes at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central. So have fun…and don’t forget to enter your card in the Inlinkz!
Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Relax and Enjoy

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IMG_4230Quick post and a question. Why is it that short weeks actually seem longer? Things that make you go &*%$! :)
Our challenge at The Bildmalarna Blog is to make a bookmark. Having never made a bookmark…I was just a tad intimidated, but I was told to think of it as a mini scrapbook page or a card and so..I did. Super easy!
Oh and good news…tomorrow is Friday!
I chose Mimosa Tea from Cindy at Stamping
Flower: Stampin’ Up ~ Crocheted Flower
R000, R20, R22, R24 E000, E00, E25, E34, E35, E50, E51, E99, YG03, G21, Y21, W1, W3, W5
I am linking to:


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our very first....

Be here next Monday September 13th to see Projects created
with my new Spellbinders™Nestability™ matching stamp sets!

4 Lucky winners will win their choice of one of the new stamp sets!
Simply leave your comment on EACH blog each day.  You will
have until Midnight EST of the same day to post your comment.
On September 24th we will randomly draw 4 lucky winners to
receive their choice of a new set of stamps!
Here is the blog line up!  Don't forget to mark your calendars!!!

Sep 13th Cindy E

Sept 14th Wini
Sept 15th Froggy
Sept 16th Stephanie
Sept 17th Mindy
Sept 18th Leanne
Sept 19th Vivi
Sept 20th Billie
Sept 21st Sheri
Sept 22nd Cindy 2
Sept 23rd Anary

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Good Morning

and I hope you are all enjoying a long weekend. I am sooooo loving mine. I have nothing special planned…except for possibly seeing  The American… starring…ummm…can’t quite think of his name….umm…oh yeah  George…George Clooney. He’s OK, if you like that sort of thing. Chiseled jaw lines, a touch of gray,

blue eyes, dark hair,
who looks just as good hanging around on a boat

as he does wearing a tuxedo

while excepting a Humanitarian Award, confident,


 witty, charming, whose looks just keeps getting better and better the older he gets …Yeah…that.

Ok…enough horsing around…
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and on to business. Our challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is Fall Colors. I chose another stamp from Stamping,  the Magnolia Bon Voyage collection’s Cowboy Tilda.  For more inspiration, please hop over to the Magnolia Stamp Lover challenge to see more of the DT’s inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing your Magnolia Fall Colors project too.
Thanks so much for coming by!