Anything But a Card

I was so excited about our challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central!  That’s just silly, isn’t it?
Have you ever been trying to sleep…when the creativity bug smacks you right between the eyes? That’s what happened with this challenge..I was tossing and turning, like I do most nights, with  Jimmy Fallon chatting away in the background, when the idea for this challenge came to me. Boink! Chinese Tilda would be so perfect for a box with fortune cookies …..and chocolate covered fortune cookies would be better than perfect,
if I could have  just found them.
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I set out to make a 2, 4 , 6, 8 Acetate Box, using this tutorial, but having never made one, I had no idea the finished size would be dwarfed by my Chinese Tilda, (something like the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman),  so I simply increased the height  of the sides from 1 inch to 2 inches and the acrylic box to a height of 8 inches. This made for a much more Chinese Cookie friendly box. :)
Chinese Tilda is available for purchase at StampingScrapping.com and the Cozy Autumn Family Collection is available for pre-order too. Have you seen the Tilda in Bunny Slippers? It’s my favorite!
I hope I’ve inspired you to join our challenge at SSCC and to even try your own 2, 4, 6, 8 Acetate Box.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Supplies used:
EK Success ~ Border Punch
Prima Roses
Sentiment ~ Computer Generated
Designer Paper Bo Bunny ~ Greenhouse
Rooo, R22, R83, R85, Rv11, Y21, B0000, B000, E000, E00, E13, E31, C3, C5, C7, C9, W1, W3, W5 

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He followed me home.

 Can’t you just see this little guy telling his Mom that? IMG_4078 copy

I think I can even remember telling my mom that one a few times….and of course, when my little monkey was growing up, we were always bringing home lost animals together and yes…I’ve been know to stop traffic, on the freeway…..at least twice. 

There was a time though, when I thought….uh ohhhhhh, What. Have. I. Done? One day…..Courtney called me at work, to ask what to do about the pigeon she found in the street, that was about to get hit by all the cars. 

Courtney: Mom, I just saved a pigeon from being hit by a bunch a cars…

Me: (deep breath)…How……?

Courtney: Well, after I found a box in the trash and something to scoop up the pigeon, I found a man at the gas station filling up his car who didn’t speak any English and convinced him to stop all the traffic, while I ran out into the (3 lane, mini freeway) street to pick up the pigeon.

Me: WHAT?!?!?!?!!!

For starters…whatever happened to don’t talk to strangers?

All that was missing was the Mission Impossible music.


For my card I chose this precious image from Mo Manning…..love her!

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California was having such a pleasant, mild summer.

Emphasis on was.  Holey Moley is it ever HOT! If I were laying next to George Clooney, poolside with an umbrella drink, and ocean view, ….. and it was five  twenty years ago…I might feel differently…but now it’s just HOT!

I had such a great time with this folded frame card (not George Clooney fun, but fun still). Beate of Fresh and Fun has a fantastic video tutorial.

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For my card, I chose Mimosa’s Summer Flower which is available for purchase along with so many other adorable Bildy Stamps at StampingScrapping.com.

I hope you’ll be able to join us over at the Bildmalrana Blog. You could win a gift certificate to StampingScrapping.com, simply by entering the current challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon!

I think I need weekend, after my weekend.

Yesterday, I had to pick up a couple of items for my $crapbook room. Right  before I was just about to head out the door, Courtney called and thought that a trip to Ikea sounded  fun.
It’s not often that the two of us go shopping together anymore and we NEVER go without the little ones, which means when we do go shopping, it’s a quick in and out, because little ones need naps…and bottles and food. Silly kids.
Yesterday’s little trip to Ikea, reminded me of the old days, before season passes at Disneyland……. We used to be there before the gates opened and they would have to kick us out at closing time, kicking and screaming. It wasn’t pretty. That’s just what my little trip to Ikea turned into yesterday.  We even had to take a break for nourishment.  It really was a ton of fun though, spending the day with my little monkey.
Ok…so she’s not so little anymore, but she is still my monkey. 
Our current challenge at Scrappy Frogs is a Slider Card and I had so much fun with this challenge! I followed this tutorial on Splitcoast.
Stop by Scrappy Frogs to see the rest of the DT’s inspiration and say hi to our two newest DT members Wini and Courtney.
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Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic week!
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Who’s idea was the whole 5 day workweek, 2 day weekend thingy? Hmmm?

How long have we been doing things this way. I say, it’s time for a change. Heck, I’d even be willing to throw in a few an extra day or two every once in a while. Are you with me gang?
The challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is Paper Piecing.  For my card I chose  #867, Gift Tilda, from Stamping Scrapping.com. I paper pieced the gifts in Tilda’s hands.
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To add a bit of depth to the image, I added 2 more layers of paper to the gifts…and if you look very closely…you can almost see.
A girl’s got to
have bling.
The papers I chose are from my Stampin Up stash.
Other supplies used:
Stamp : Gift Tilda
Scalloped Circle Nestie
Circle Nestie
Ek Success Scallop Border Punch
Stardust Stickles
Copics: R20, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, V01, V06, Y21, YR20, Y000, E00, E000, E11, E13, E35, E50, W1, W3, W5
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You’re a Peach!

Whew…that was an exhausting weekend! I’m still recuperating! I never thought there would be a time that it would take me two days to recuperate from a party…let alone…a one year olds birthday party… but, not just any one year olds…..my ladybug’s birthday party. That’s right Emma is one and her Grandma is feeling old…really…..really….. really old.
I’m such a party animal!
Over at the Stamping Scraping Challenge Central, Leanne hosted this cheery little inspiration photo.
The peachy colors sort of jumped off the page for me…so I knew just which stamp reach for…Peachy Tilda.  After coloring her with Copics,  I matted her with a Nestie-look-a-like, I cut with my Circut.  I also made a couple of extra flowers with the same cardstock I had punched my border with and added a little bit of stitching… tada!IMG_4038 copy

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The end!

I’m just a little sad right now….

The Bachelorette didn’t choose the right guy…again. She could have asked me,…I would have told her, dang it. Stupid show. To the next Bachelor/Bachelorette,…just call me,…I’ll tell you. I’m good with that. Besides, it would save us both a lot of heartache.  ;)

Our challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is the always adorable and for me, under utilized Edwin. I’m really going to need to add more Edwin's to my Magnolia family. IMG_4033 copy
For my card, I chose Edwin-Is this Your Egg? There are bunches and bunches of Edwin's in stock at StampingScrapping.com along with the Bon Voyage collection,  
which is up for pre-order right now.

I added a few ribbon flowers, which I stitched together after my wonderful friend Gail suggested this video.

My sentiment was one my evil twin came up with and was printed on my computer.

Copics: E000, E00, E13, E25, E34, E35  B32, B34, Y000, Y21, R20,R22, R24, W1,W3, W5.
Thanks so very much for visiting and I hope you’re having a fabulous week!

Hi friends

Are you ready for a brand new week?  I hope you had an absolutely fantastic weekend!
Our current challenge, at House Mouse and Friends is Red, Orange & Yellow. I chose this precious House Mouse stamp, Popping Good Birthday. These little guys always make me chuckle!
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House Mouse stamps and tons and tons of their adorable little friends, can be found at StampingScrapping.com
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Copics: YR04,YR20, BG10, E21, E31, E34 E35, E51, R20, R22, R24, Y000, 
Y02, Y21, W1, W3, C1,C3
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