Monday, December 31, 2012

ATS January Release Preview Day 1

This is the last day of the year 2012. Tomorrow is a new day, a new month, and a new year! And to welcome the New Year, All That Scraps has a set of stamps to be released at the end of the week. 
And today, for Preview Day # 1, we are featuring Christine's Stamps.

 I used Swiss Pixie Baby Boy and colored the image with DI's. The sentiments is from the Welcome Little One sentiment set, and the I also used the Baby Accessories Die.

For more Previews of Christine's upcoming stamps for the month of January, drop by the
ATS blog and see what my team mates have made for you!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tilda's Town: Happy New Year

We have a few more days left of 2012. And as we wrap up the year, we also look forward to the coming year. At Tilda's Town we have a new Challenge to welcome 2013. Our theme is


For my DT card, I made a side-step card and I used New Year Edwin and colored him with DI's. I also used the Flag and the Wedding Vintage Tag DooHickeys

Other supplies used: 
Spellbinder Nestabilities
MME Lime Twist Out of the Blue
Paper Doily
Denim Button
Lace, ribbon, string

Now it's your turn. Link up your New Year creations and share it with us at Tilda’s Town Challenge for a chance to win $10 GC  at

Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at and live the magic. 


And before I forget, today is also my turn to open Shutter #28 of the Magnolia Advent Calendar. So if you drop by my Magnolia Blog and leave a comment there, you get a chance to win a beautiful prize directly from Magnolia Sweden.


Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gift Bag

Hiya! So the snow storm that was supposed to hit us last night didn't actually make it! It snowed just enough to make tiny specks of white on the grass. But the wind was so strong! I guess I have to accept that I won't have a White Christmas.

Anyway, I have a Christmas Gift bag to share with you.  I used the stamp that was a free gift from Xmas Magnolia Ink 2012. I love this stamp because it's so versatile. You can use it for a Christmas card, a birthday card or any occasion card...especially for those who have/love dogs.

I colored the image weeks ago with Copic Sketch Markers (which I didn't take note of). I used a Magnolia DooHickeys (Memory Tag, Twisted Swirl) Lifestyle Craft Snowflakes Die, MS Branch Punch and a Label Nestabilities. THe DP is from Magnolia. The 2 small roses and Red Crystal Stems are from WOC and the poinsettia is from Hero Arts. The rose trim is from Maya Road and the rest of the details/embellishments are from my stash.

Ok I think I have one more CAS Christmas Card to share. I'm sure I have a few more which I have not shared yet but the pictures are probably in my other computer so when I do find them (hopefully before Christmas), I will share them with you!
Have a warm and wonderful Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tilda with Violin 2

Hi there Stamping friends! It's been 290 days since the last snowfall here in Chicago. And it's gonna end today! This afternoon, we are expecting a winter storm and about 2-6 inches of snow. Are we prepared for the snow? Yes, we are! I have some carrots, a hat, some twigs, gloves and an old scarf... We are prepared to make a snowman! LOL Every winter, me and my son make a snowman in front of our house. I'm hopping this time we can make a big one.

For my card today, I have Holy Tilda with Violin from the Nativity Collection 2012.  I colored TIlda with Copics and I used a very light ink pad to color the image.  I wanted to get that no-lines effect but my ink was not light enough to blend with the Copics. This was one of my first no-lines technique tries and I just forgot to share that it is on a card. 

I was aiming for a neutral, cream and brown color combo 
with a little touch of light blue (from the DP), Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used dies from Tim Holtz, Magnolia DooHickeys and Cheery Lynn

I have a couple more cards to share before Christmas and I made my last Christmas card for my Magnolia Advent Calendar  shutter which you we see a couple days after Christmas.

To those of us who will be hit by the "Thunder Snow Storm" this afternoon, PLEASE be careful and drive safe.

I'll be back again tomorrow with another card!
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Edwin Christmas Card

As I promised, I have another card to share today and once again it's blue! 
This time I used Edwin with Windling Fern from the Christmas Story Collection and I colored him with  Copic Sketch Markers.
The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A closer look at Edwin.

Midweek Magnolia: Home for the Holidays
Copic Marker Europe: A Christmas Card

See you again tomorrow (or later today) for another Christmas Card!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Skates Tilda

Where is the snow? I really have been dreaming of a White Christmas. The weather has been so mild so far (not that I'm complaining) but I really miss the snow...not the shoveling and the slippery sidewalks and roads... just the snow.

Anyway, I have a card for you today (my last post for the day) and this features Winter Skates Tilda.  I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers.

DIs Used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar (Cheeks)
Sweater: Victorian Velvet
Hat/Gloves/Scarf: Picked Raspberry
Pants: Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Shoes: Black Soot

Other supplies:
Go Kreate Die: Frilly #7
Magnolia DooHickey: Scalloped Stitched Lace
Tim Holtz On the Edge
Spellbinders Nestibilities: Petite Ovals

Magnolia-licious: Pink Christmas
Simon says...: Merry Christmas


Thanks for stopping by. Stop by again tomorrow for I have another card to share!
Have a nice day!


All That Scraps: Anything but a card

Today at All That Scraps we are showcasing Anything But a Card projects.
Here, I decorated a small white paper bag.

Here are the CCD Cutter Dies used
Big hearts
Rolling Rose
Stamp: Love Always Sentiments
Other supplies used were:
Wilton Paper Doily
small wooden pin
pink sheer ribbon 
tiny heart button

Drop by the ATS Blog for more projects and inspiration!

Stamp and Create card and some announcements.

Hi everyone! This is a very late post.  We just came back from a weekend with friends in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC and I'm still catching up with my posting.
I made this card for Stamp And Create and the details are below. 

I used Tilda with Tag Gifts and Merry Christmas text stamp, both from Magnolia's A Christmas Story Collection. The designer paper is from Mistletoe Paper Pad by Bo Bunny.  A 1 1/4" Celery Silk Ribbon tied using  the Bow Easy was added to finish the card.

We have a few announcements....
There is still a week to send cards for the Missions Trip - 
with a chance to win a gift certificate to Stamp and Create. 
The DT Call is also still open. 

The Holiday Shipping Season is in full swing. There are long lines at the Post Office and orders may take longer to arrive this time of year. 
Holiday Closure:
From Dec 24-Jan 3rd, Stamp and Create will be closed for shipping:
Orders placed after 7am EST Monday, December 24th will NOT ship out until Jan 4th or 5th.
Everything at least 15% off at Stamp and Create

Magnolia Sale! Most stamps 25% off - many are 35% off!!


Most Christmas designs 25% off

Friday, December 14, 2012

Freezin' Season at Tilda's Town

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Seriously...where is the snow? We still don't have any signs of snow here in Chicago. But the winds are getting colder...soon enough, it's gonna be Freezin' Season!
Well, speaking of Freezin' Season... this is our theme for this week's challenge at
Tilda's Town

For my DT card, I used  Christmas Bear from the Little Christmas Collection. I colored the image with DI's. I used white acrylic paint and fine glitter for snowy effects on the edges. And I used it also on the Poinsettia and snowflakes.
DI used:
Fur: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Inner ear/belly/paws: Tea Dye
Scarf & Hat: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Pumice Stone
Background: Weathered Wood

Now it's your turn. Link up your Christmas creations and share it with us at Tilda’s Town Challenge for a chance to win $10 GC  at

Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at and live the magic. 

Thank you for dropping by my blog today!
Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tilda Blue Scarf & Stamp and Create DT Call

Hi Friends! Lacey (owner of Stamp and Create) is having a

Pop over to Stamp and Create Blog for more details!

 I have another blue Christmas/Winter card to share with you. I did mention before that I LOVE the color blue and I just can't get enough of it! 
It's Christmas in less than 2 weeks! Have you made enough Christmas card to give your friends and family? Well, I have been making flat cards which are faster to make (I think) and I just add a tag for the sentiment...just like this one.

I have made a number of blue Christmas/Winter cards. So last night I asked myself..."Do I really have a "blue Christmas"? Blue meaning a sad and lonely Christmas... I don't think so! I just love the color!

I used a no black lines technique to color Tilda with Ribbon  Heart Scarf with Distress Ink Reinkers.  This technique of coloring is really fun to do but I really need lots of practice.  

 A closer look at Tilda. I used glitter pens to trace the snowflakes

 DI Used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar
Hair: Walnut Stain
Hat, Scarf, boots: Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood
Sweater Dress: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Eyes. brows: Multi-liner pen
Snowflakes: Star Dust Glitter Pen

 The pull-out  tag has the sentiment.
DP: MLYB Winterings
DooHickeys: Wedding Swirl, Poinsettia. Tilda Doily
MS Branch Punch
WOC flower
ribbons, twine, charm from stash

Challenges I'd like to join:
Deep Ocean Challenge: So this is Christmas
7 Kids College Fund: Holiday Inspired


Thanks for dropping by today!

ATS December Stamps Review

We are having a Review of the December Release. Here I have Heart Kiki La Rue and I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers. Included in the December Release is the Sentiment and the Stackable dies I used here.

And for my next card, I used Sugarplums Moon, Starry Sentiments and the Banner Day Die

Please visit the ATS blog to see more reviews of the December Release (Christine's Stamps)!
Have a nice day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stamp and Create Weekly Candy

Hiya! I hope everybody is enjoying the preparations for the holidays! Christmas is just around the corner and I've been making Christmas gift bags for small gifts and candy. 
Speaking of Candy, we have a new Weekly Candy at Stamp and create and the details can be found below.


Now, for this week's Candy:
Jasper from Magnolia

**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to
The candy end Sunday, December 16 at 7pm EST

You can still enter the candy if you do not have a blog.
Please don't forget about the CARD DRIVE FOR MISSIONS TRIP!
Click HERE!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ATS December Preview Day 3

It's Preview Day 3 for ATS December Release. And today we are previewing 
Sweet November Stamps.
I wanted to make this card simple and this is what I came up with. I colored the image with DI's.

For more previews, visit the ATS Blog.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Stamp and Create: Monthly Challenge & Card Drive

Welcome back to Stamp and Create Challenge.  But before I go to the challenge info
 Lacey (owner of Stamp and Create) has a

 Card Drive for Missions Trip.

They will be visiting an orphanage in Casa de Fe . Details of this trip can be found HERE.  And if you send a card for the kids in the orphanage, you'll yet a chance to win $50 gift certificate to
Stamp and Create.


The December Challenge is: 
Sparkly Christmas or Winter
Must be a Christmas or Winter card. 
And must include some sort of sparkle (rhinestones, glitter, shiny paper, etc).
On random participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create.
I used Magnolia Tilda with Little Dove from the New Nativity Collection.  The Designer paper is from the New Rejoice Paper Pad from Bo Bunny.  The flower was cut using the Magnolia DooHickey Doily Flower.  The sentiment is from the New CC Designs Fanciful Christmas and was cut using the Notables 5 Die by Whimsy Stamps.  Embellishments used were White 1 1/4 Silk Ribbon and Ivory Trimming/Satin Pleats, both from May Arts.  Another Ivory Wrinkled 1/2 Ribbon tied using the   Bow Easy was added and it holds the Christmas Tree Charm. Kaiser Craft Snow Pearls were added in the corners and the edges were decorated with Ranger Stickles.

Now it's your turn!!
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Sunday, January 6th

ATS December Release Preview

Are you ready for another release from All That Scraps?  Well, today is the first Preview day of what's coming this month. Here I have Fashionista Heidi. Isn't she just a cutie?
I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers. She has a pink zebra stripe outfit and I found this Echo Park Paper pad to match her perfectly. The sentiment is from AmyR Starry Sentiment and the banner is one of the Cutter Dies that comes with this release.

For more Previews of what's coming up this month, visit the ATS Blog so see what my team mates have created.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Friday, November 30, 2012

TIlda's Town: Celebrate Christmas

It's the last Friday of November! Can you imagine that? Time really flies.  Ok, because it's Friday, it means we have another challenge at Tilda's Town!
This week our theme is:
I think this is going to be an easy one for everybody.

My card is one of my Christmas flat cards.  I used Dancing Tilda with Stars and she is my favorite stamp from the Little Christmas Collection 2012.

I colored Tilda with Copics. I didn't plan to color her using the "no black lines" technique.  I accidently switched the covers of my Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog ink pads.  And because I stamped it on MIC blending card (which is like precious gold to me and I didn't want to waste it) I had to color it just as it was! And I kinda like how it turned out!

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 21
Hair: E47, 37, 35, 33, 51
Red: R89, 29, 27, 24, 22
Wings/White stripes: W3, 2, 1, 0

 The red and white flowers and the holly leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pine cone
and berries are from Hobby Lobby.  The DP is from Glitz and the metal corner, lace and ribbon (which is not visible) is from my stash.  The sentiment/calendar is from LOTV.

Now it's your turn. Link up your Christmas creations and share it with us at Tilda’s Town Challenge for a chance to win $15 GC  at

Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at and live the magic. 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stamp and Create Cyber Monday Sale!!!!!

15% off the entire store!!
Today only
No code needed

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend of shopping and family gathering.  I have a Christmas Card to share with you today.

I used Tilda with Cute Lamb from the Little Christmas Collection.  The Magnolia DooHickey dies used are Spruce Twig and Scalloped Stitched Lace. The red brads are from the Basic Grey June Bug collection and the green brads are from the Basic Grey Eva Collection. The Snow Flake charm is tied around the card using a Sew Easy Fancy Floss Baker's Twine in Aqua.

 Now for our weekly candy!

Ansley's Surprise from Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to
The candy end Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm EST

You can still enter the candy if you do not have a blog.

Thanks for dropping by! Happy Shopping!

DT Make It Monday: Poinsettia Flowers

Happy Monday everyone! It's Mae here and it is my turn for our Make it Monday.
Today, I'll show you how I make poinsettia flowers using  CC Designs Holly & Berry and 

1. Cut 10 of each leaf

2. Using a molding tool, score the back side of the die cuts to make veins.

3. You can also use the dull side of a craft knife to make the veins.

4. With a dimensional adhesive, arrange the base layer like so.

5. Add a drop of liquid glue before adding the second layer. 
Be sure to offset the second layer from the base. Let it dry.

6. Finally, place a half pearl or brad on the center of the poinsettia.

Here are some tags with the poinsettia flowers made using some CC Designs Cutter Dies.

I hope you enjoyed this week's MIM.