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. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black and White

Happy Weekend Friends!

I'd like to share with you a black and white card I made.  I colored Tilda with 
Copic Sketch Markers Toner Gray 0-8
I apologize for the photo. I don't know how to set my camera to take a decent black and white photo.  These are the best photos I can take.

Copic Recipe:
Skin: T3, T2, T1, T0
Hair: T6, T4, T2, T0
Top: T4, T3, T2, T1, T0
Pants: T8, T7, T6, T5, T3
background: T1, T0 colorless blender

In Order for me to get a really nice contrast in color, I laid the card on top of the Magnolia Ink Magazine so you can see the it really it black & white :)

Thanks for dropping by! 

Enjoy your weekend!


Shop Small

Tomorrow is "Small Business Saturday"! 
And since Stamp and Create is a "one woman operation", I think we qualify!! :-)
In addition to the Thanksgiving Sale of "at Least 10% off the Whole Store" 
that is currently going on through Sunday,
you can receive an additional 5% off Saturday
 when you use discount code smallbusiness (all one word - all lowercase) at checkout. 
That's AT LEAST 15% off EVERYTHING - plus an additional 5% off 25-35% off items as well!!
You must use the code to receive the additional 5% off. 
In order to use the code, you need to create an account or log into your account -
you can not use the code with the Express Paypal checkout.
The code is only good from midnight - midnight EST on Saturday, Nov 24th. 
**Not valid on previous orders**
Orders will ship out on Monday/Tuesday, November 26/27th
Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving!

America is celebrating one of the biggest holidays of the year today. But because I was not born and raised here in the US, we really don't celebrate it like others do. At the same time, when we arrived here in the US,  my husband and I always worked on holidays. If I work on Thanksgiving, he works on Christmas. And if I work on New Years Eve, he works on Thanksgiving the next year.  We are both Registered Nurses and that's part of a nurse's life...I guess.

But this year, it's gonna be different. We were invited by some friends to have Thanksgiving dinner with them. And I made this card to give the hostess. 

I guess I can call this a CAS card. And believe me, this took me way longer to finish than my fully embellished cards! For some reason I just don't know how to make a CAS card look nice! This is the best I can do. 

Stamps used are from the Nativity Collection and I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers. And I used Perfect Layering Rulers to layer the papers.

Thanksgiving may be celebrated once a year, but giving thanks doesn't have to. And at this note, I would like to thank all of you who take time to visit my blog and leave me lovely comments.  I really, really appreciate it! You are my inspiration.

I hope you like my card for today. And thank you for stopping by!


Challenges I like to enter:
Crafting for all Seasons: Thank You Cards
For Fun Challenge: Thankful
Papercraft Star: Thank you
Scrapalicious USA: Being Thankful
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: So Thankful- Give Thanks

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ATS November Stamps Review: SN

It's time for another ATS November Stamps Review.  This time I have Chrissy from the Sweet November Collection and I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers.  
I used the CCD Cutters Snowflake Die and the sentiment is from AmyR Frosty Greeting set.

For reviews of the ATS November Stamps, visit the ATS blog to see other 
creations from the Design Team

Monday, November 19, 2012

Stamp and Create Thanksgiving Week Sale!!!

Happy Monday friends!
I have another flat card to share with you today. I've been making a lot of these flat cards lately to catch up with all the cards I need to send for the holidays.

I used Tilda with Banner from the New Nativity Collection. The 2 corners are embellished with Red Rhinestones from Kaiser Craft And the ribbon was tied using Bow Easy.


Now for the Thanksgiving Week Sale Details!
Lacey will be traveling this week visiting family in Tennessee and Georgia for the 
Thanksgiving Break.
Therefore, it's time for a sale!!
At least 10% off everything in the store...with many items 25-35% off!!
The sale runs from Saturday, Nov 17 - Sunday, Nov 25th.
Orders placed during this time will not ship out until Monday or Tuesday (Nov 26/27th).
Plus all orders $15 or more will receive a free set of Christmas Charms!
For more card inspiration, visit Stamp and Create Blog!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tilda's Town Challenge & New DTs

Hi there friends! It's Friday once again and I know every body if looking forward to the weekend, to spend time with family and of course do some crafting.
Today at Tilda's Town, we have another challenge for this week and also we want to welcome some new DTs! We are so glad to have them on board.

Now for our new challenge, our theme is

 For a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Tilda’s Town online Magnolia store, link up  your Magnolia creation and don't forget to link back to us.

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.


For my DT card, I used Tilda with Long Hair from the Christmas Story 2012 Collection and I colored the image with Copic Sketch Markers and I stamped the image on MIC Blending card. 

Up close
 Copic Recipe:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, 21 (chalk for cheeks)
Hair: E37, 35, 51
Hat/Tunic: BG78, 75, 72, 70
Hat lining/ Leggings: W3, 2, 1, 0
Shoes/ Belt: W8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Bell: YR23, Y17, 15, W5, 3
gift: R39, 37, 35, 32, E43, 42, 41, 40
Shadows: E43, 42, 41, BG70, B0000

DP is MLYB: Winter Twig

The pull out tag and the sentiment inside is  from CCDesign AmyR

Ribbons, lace, charms/bells and seam binding are all from my stash.

Thank you so much for dropping by today! 
Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ATS Special Preview: Birdie Days

Today we have a preview of Special Stamps & Dies from CC Designs.
Here are some projects I made using the new stamps and dies.

For more previews of this special stamp release, visit the All That Scraps blog.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stamp and Create Weekly Candy

Hi there! We have a new Weekly Candy for Stamp and Create.  But first I have a flat card to share with you. I made it simple and flat (meaning it's like a post card).

I used Glory Tilda from the New Nativity Collection. And I colored the image with Copic Sketch Markers. The designer paper is from the Home for Christmas collection from Fancy Pants.  The sentiment is from the New AmyR Stamps Scripted Greeting & Fanciful Christmas by  CC Designs.  A piece of White Silk Ribbon and Ivory Trimming were added.

Now for our Weekly Candy:

**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, November 18th at 7pm EST

Now pop over to StampandCreate blog for for creation inspiration from my talented team mates!
Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ATS: Siblings

We have a review of ATS November stamps (Christine's stamps) today. I have a CAS card featuring CC Designs Siblings Stamps. Copics Sketch Markers was used to ink this cute image. I also used the Family cutting die which is part of the November release as well.

 Visit the ATS blog for me reviews of this months stamp release.
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tilda with Violin

 Hiya! This is my first card from the Nativity Collection. This is Tilda with Violin and I colored her with Copic Sketch markers.  I love her hair and I enjoyed coloring it too! 
I used MIC Blending cards and I love it!!!!
I followed a very simple sketch and embellished the card with lace, ribbon, an angel charm and beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The DP is from My Little Yellow Bicycle. Sentiment is from CCDesigns.

 Copics used:
Skin: E21, 11, 00, 000
Hair: E47, 37, 35, 51
Dress/ Wings: W3, 2, 1, 0, 00
Shadows: E42, 41, 40
Violin: E 25,  23,  21, 11

 To make the flowers more Christmas-y I sprayed them with Shimmer Spritz and added frosted berries and some holly leaves.

Thanks for dropping by!

ATS: Anything but a Card

Hi! This post is for ATS "Anything but a Card" and I have a simple tag to share with you today. I used the Hot Cocoa Die and Winter Chuckles from the November Stamps 2012. It's a simple and quick project to make. 

Visit the ATS blog for more fun projects!
Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Stamp & Create: November Challnge & Weekly Candy

 Happy Monday everyone!
We have new Challenge and another Weekly Candy at 

 For our November Challenge, our theme is

 I used Swiss Pixie Elf Lucy and I made her 3D.  She was one of my first 3D creations and I really like how it turned out.
 I used Copic Sketch Markers to color Lucy.

Now,  pop over to Stamp and Create Blog for more inspiration form my wonderful teammies!


This week's candy is:
**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, November 11th at 7pm EST

Thanks for stopping by!