Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Little Tilda Christmas Tag

Have you seen the upcoming collection from Magnolia? It's the "first" collection of Christmas stamps for 2012. The Little Christmas Collection. One of the stamps in this collection is "Little Tilda" and I made a Christmas tag using the image. 
I went for a blue and brown color scheme that's why the highlights of her black hair is blue. So, scroll down to see more photos of my tag.

I hope you like my version of a Christmas tag using one of the new images from Magnolia. 
Thanks for dropping by!

Ribbon Carousel: Christmas in July
Cutie Pie Challenge: Christmas in July

Stamps: Magnolia & Stempelglede
Die: Spellbinders Deckled Retangle & Doohickeys ( Tag & Poinsettia), MS snowflake punches
Ink: Copics (skin: E51,11,00,000,0000, R20,30, hair: C110, B37,34,32, Blue B39, 37, 34, 32, Brown: E44,43,42,41)
Embellishments: Diamond & Icicle Stickles, Pearl Pen, cheese cloth, corrugated board, ribbons, lace, twine

ATS August Release Preview Day 2

It's our Day 2 for the August Release Stamps Preview at All That Scraps.
Say hi to Laugh Pumpkin! She is ready for a pumpkin costume party!
And take a look at that pumpkin...! That's a pumpkin die...part of the August Release that you should not miss!
Here's a closer look at the pumpkin!

Now, check out the ATS Blog to see what my teammies made for you today!


Distress Inks: 
Die: Spellbinders Ovals, CC Cutter Dies Pumpkin, CLouds
Paper: WAMK Autumn Splendor
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, WOC Flowers

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tilda with Pencils

Here's another card using an image from the Turning Leaves Collection. This is Tilda with Pencils.  Isn't she just adorable?  I made this for one of my cousins who is the new principal at an academy in Apple Valley, CA.  Octagon is the main shape of this flat card.

I hope you like this care and I will be posting another one later today.  Enjoy your Monday!



Paper: MME
Ink: Distress Ink Reinkers
Stamps: Tilda with Pencil, Stempelglede
Dies: Spellbinders Octagon Nestibilities, Doohickey Vintage Tag
Embellishments: ribbon, lace, twine from stash, buttons (WAMK)

ATS August Release Preview

 Who's ready for school?
Today is Day 1 Preview for the August Release from All That Scraps

I made a crayon box/holder and a note pad using the upcoming images illustrated by
Christine Wooden, owner of All That Scraps.
For my note pad, I used Bauregard Penciland
on the crayon box, I used Beatrice Crayon and School Logos. I also used the Corner Banner Die which is also part of the August Release. Both images were colored with Copics.

OK, I have to admit...coloring their hair was a challenge to me. And I always have issues with hair...not just coloring them but also my own hair. But the inspiration behind their hair is actually mine...when it gets so unbearably manageable! LOL

Now, check out my teammies creations using other images that will be release this week!
And drop again tomorrow for Day 2 Preview!

Summer Sale at Stamp and Create

Happy Monday Morning everyone!
Did you know the Summer Sale at Stamp and Create is still going on? You get 10% off everything in the store! The sale is good until Aug 1st and will ship out Aug 2nd!

We also have our weekly Candy which you can check out here:

For my project today, I made a simple bookmark using Swiss Pixie Coffee Birgitta from CC
Designs. Designer Paper is Hello Summer from Echo Park. The embellishments are Ballcap charm, Double Heart 1 charm,  small spacer, Light Blue Wrinkled Ribbon and some light blue twine.

Check out what my team mates has made for you today at the Stamp and Create Blog.
And don't forget to link up for our weekly candy!

Have a great day!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Tilda's Town: Name your technique

It's Friday once again, time for a new challenge at 
Our Theme for this week is: Name your Technique! 
It can be masking, distressing, embossing...etc...and for my card I used zigzag stitching. 
Explore your creativity and share it with us by joining us this week. Link up your creation and link back to us from your blog post.

For my card, I used Tilda with Carrots (and a couple of radish...) Well, it looked like a couple of radish are in her basket :).  I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers.

For more inspiration for this week's challenge, visit the Tilda's Town Challenge Blog and see what my talented team mates have made.

Have a great day!


Distress Ink
Autumn Splendor Paper Pad
Lovely Fence Doohickey
Paper Doily
Wild Orchid Craft flowers
Wooden Button
Lace Ribbon

Thursday, July 26, 2012

ATS July Release Review

Who wants some ice cream? Well, I have some for you. It's another review for the
 July Release Stamps at All That Scraps. 
And here I have Ice Cream Lucy and I colored Lucy with Distress Inks.
The sentiment is from the Sweet Logos Set and the flowers are made using the Phlox Flowers & Leaves Cutter Dies.  I also used the Sweet Treat Die to make an ice cream charm.

Now, pop over to All That Scraps Blog for more Ice Cream!!!

Thank you for your visit!


Spellbinders Scalloped Square
Mesh Ribbon, ribbon, Twine
Half back purple gems
Pearl Accents
DP is from Paper Loft
Archival Ink
Arches HP WC paper

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Storage for my Copic Markers


For several months, I have been battling whether to buy the Copic carrying case, the stackable block or something else. I've searched for ideas and I actually made a "budget storage" system but I still was not satisfied. Thinking about the Copic case which sells at about $100...I'm like...with my $100 I can have 15-20 Copic Sketch Markers (depending where I buy them).

Then I found this one from The Container Store.  It can fit 6 tall cups/inserts and it's tall enough for Copic Sketch Markers. The tall cups are sold separately. All in all, I paid $21 (tax included).
So here's how my Copic Sketch Markers are stored now.

I placed some black foam boards just to divide the colors and make it easier to find.

This is how it looks when it's closed.

For those who are in search of a budget storage for their Markers, why not try this!

Thanks for dropping by!


A Card for a Friend

Hello friends! I have a card I'd like to share before I send it out the mail.  I made this card for a very dear friend of mine who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow.  Her name is LUISA and  she is also a Registered Nurse and I worked with her a few years ago and she is one of the best nurses I've worked with.
Featured in this card is Nurse Tilda (one of my faves) and I colored her with Copics. This is a book card and the layout in the inside is the same as the outside with out the flowers.

Supplies used:
Skin: E21,11,00,000,000
Hair: E23, 25, 27
Dress/Cap/Socks: BV23, C3, 1, 00, R27, 24
Shoes: W3, 1, 00
Ground/ shadow: I totally forgot! :(
Memento Inkpad
Tea Dye Ink Pad
KC & Company paper pad
Wild Orchid Craft flowers
Doohickey Lovely Tag, Heart Swirls
QK Dragonfly alphabet die
Lace/ribbon/charm from my stash

Thanks for visiting and I hope you like my card and most of all I hope Luisa likes my card.



Friday, July 20, 2012

My First CHA 2012

 July 16-19 was the Summer CHA 2012 here in Chicago.  I was so happy to be part of Magnolia and be one of the exhibitors at the booth.  At the booth, I was with John and Barbro, owners of Magnolia who were one of the sweetest couples I met. I also met a lot of nice people, some whom I have just know in blogland.  This was my first CHA and I have learned alot. 

CHA Day 1
 Lesson # 1. Never ever wear 3 inch heels on the first day of CHA.
Lesson #2: Don't let your hair down when it's 100+ degrees. 
It was so hot and humid (outside) and my hair could NOT handle it. My hair got soooo frizzy, and as soon as I got inside the convention center, I got sued by "Medusa" for identity theft!

CHA Day 2
Lesson #1: Do NOT repeat the same mistakes from CHA day 1!

Overall, My CHA experience was awesome. Most of the time I spent it chatting with John and barbro who were such wonderful people.

So, here was the Magnolia Booth

These are the other booths that I took pictures of. I was hesitant to take close up photos because some of the exhibitors didn't allow pictures taken of their products especially those that are still to be released.

 May Arts
 Connie Crystals
This was in front of the Magnolia Booth

Right wing of the venue

 Heartfelt Creations


Le Blanche

Melissa Francis


Tim Holtz


Doodle Bug


Graphic 45

Little Yellow Bicylcle

This was my first CHA attendance and I had a wonderful time! I hope next time, I will be invited to attend the CHA.

Have a great day!