Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Treat

This is a quick card I put together using From my Kitchen and my cricut. The paper is from DCWV and of course lots of stickle and ink. I used paper glaze on the cherry to give it a shiny look as well. I love all the bling!

I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day Captain Edwin

Here's a quick card I put together for my hubby for Father's Day. I just received Capt Edwin and couldn't wait to use him. I also colored and used Tilda with Jolly Roger on the inside of the card. Magnolia Stamp Lovers
is having a challenge for Father's Day so I entered it there.

The striped paper is from Basic Gray. The treasure map and treasure chest is cut from Paper Doll Dress UPs. I colored everything with my copics and distressed with my cat eye inks.
SimonSays is having a pirate challenge so I entered there as well.

Cupcake Easle Card made with the cricut and Tilda

I finally got a quick video put together for the cupcake easle card I did a couple of weeks back. I hope if you haven't tried one that you will and let me know. They are really easy and such a WOW card to give someone. You can check out all the details for the card below on my blog HERE 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Q & A Where can I buy those gorgeous flowers and other embellishments?

It's time for another Q&A

The next question I get asked a lot is where can you find all those gorgeous flowers and other embellishments you see on the Magnolia cards. There are several places you can buy these but I also challenge you to look everywhere around you because you can find all kinds of embellishments and a lot of times it's much cheaper. Go ahead think outside the box, a little glitter and bling to an item can really jazz something dull into something fabulous!
Prima flowers
Susanascustomartandcarddesign has all kinds of prima flowers, petaloo flowers, pins, bling, etc
StampingScrapping has magnolia and prima flowers and well as some bling
Wild Orchard Crafts has everything Magnolia such as flowers, lace, pins, chandeliers, etc. They are in the UK but I have found shipping is very reasonable. A question I get with these are what size to order. I found this information so hopefully it will help. "I went with an array of sizes from 8mm to 25mm. 25mm are the perfect size. It measures about the size of a nickle. The 10mm are a great petite size as well as the 15mm. They are perfect to layer on other flowers" 
Simon Says Stamps has flowers, charms, and other embellishments
Martha Stewart punches are great for leaves, flowers, borders, etc

I hope this will get you started if you've been looking to purchase some flowers and if you have others please post or email me and I'll update this post with the information. Also don't forget about making your own. There are several tutorials out on youtube and the net in general to show  you how to make your own.

Have a blessed day

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Tilda with letter

Here's is the adorable Tilda with letter. I colored her with my copic markers and decided to try my hand at making a tri-fold card.

I really love how it turned out and how the card slides out of the envelope.
DP - Basic Gray Lemonade collection.
Happy Birthday stamp - Studio G $1 stamp
Circle Birthday stamp - Just Rite Stamps
Scalloped Circle - Mini Monogram cart & cricut
Martha Stewart border punch

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all the wonderful comments you take the time to leave.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Whiff of Joy Willow with basket

This is an adorable image that was given to me in the last image swap. She is Willow with basket from Whiff of Joy stamps. This is a new line of stamps to me but I'm sure I will be ordering some now. I have a teenage daughter and these are just perfect for her. I colored her with my copics and then cut her using a nestability file and MTC with my cricut.
The paper is Basic Gray again. I really love this line. It's so soft and girly.

I'm entering this in the Friday sketchers Challenge.

Have a blessed day!