Friday, March 29, 2013

Stamp and Create with Magnolia: Spring with Animals

Hello my lovelies! I'm back today for another challenge at
Stamp and Create with Magnolia.
This week our theme is:
Spring with Aminals
We would like to see your Spring projects with Animals

For my DT card, I used Tilda with Egg and Chicken from the  Little Easter Collection. She is one of my faves from this collection and I just love coloring her hair. I think I stamped more than 6 of this image and I just colored her hair.

Distress Ink used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Hair: Walnut Stain
Dress/Shoes: Weathered Wood
Basket/Eggs: Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass
Chick: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar
Grass: Shabby Shutters

For the pull-out tag, I used Vintage Tag and Wings DooHickey Dies. I painted the  wings with Crackle Accent.

The lovely flowers and white leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Cream Berries are from Magnolia.

I used Frantage Embossing powders for the eggs. The Lovely Fence, the Grass and the Butterfly are  DooHickey Dies.

Other supplies used:
DP: Magnolia
Small wooden spool
ribbon, lace, seam binding, cheese clothe
gesso, Viva Decor Pearls

Now it's your turn to link up your creation for a chance to win!


MDUC: Easter Greeting 

Totally Tilda: Shaped Card
Midweek Magnolia: Favorite stamp
Marvelous Magnolia: Wings
Simon Says: Anything Goes


Thanks for dropping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
Have a Wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tilda's Town: Think Spring

Is it Spring yet? Officially it is! But weather-wise? I don't think so. We have been in the lower 20's this week.  And according to our weather man, we shouldn't put aside our shovels just yet.  Mmm... well, that's reassuring...

Anyhoo, I have a card today for this week's challenge at Tilda's Town.
Our theme for this week is


I used Happy Spring Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams Collection.  This is one of my first owned stamps and this is just the 2nd time I have inked her.  This is a flat card where I just insert a tag for the sentiment.

I made this card after New Years so and I totally forgot the DP I used but the Distress Ink colors are my usual faves.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This is the pull out tag for the sentiment.  The stitched hearts stamp is one of the oldies from Magnolia

So, now it's your turn. We can't wait to see your Spring creations. Link up and link back to us for a chance to win a $10 gift certificated from

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 wonderful weekend

Monday, March 18, 2013

Stamp and Create Weekly Candy

Hello friends! It's Monday and it's time again for another Weekly Candy at
To enter the candy, visit the blog and link up your info.  This candy will run for 2 weeks. For more details, click HERE.

For my card today, I used Tilda with Hawaii Flower . I colored her using Distress Ink Reinkers. The Dp is from Echo Park Love Story Paper pad.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps  Notables 2  and was cut using the Notable 2 Die. The flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the paper Doily is from BoBunny.

Have a nice day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Stamp and Create with Magnolia: Tilda's Family

Hello my lovelies! It's Friday again and we have a new challenge at
The theme for our new challenge is
(it can be Easter, New baby, Wedding...)

For my DT card, I chose Tilda's Family. A friend of ours is about  to give birth anytime soon and this card is for them. I made this a flat card with a pull-out tag for my sentiment.


When I colored this image, I didn't know if they were having a boy or a girl so I colored the baby's clothes yellow. I'm hoping that's a neutral color for babies.

Flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Supplies used:
Dies: DooHickeys Summer Foliage and So Wrapped Lovely, Spellbinders
Ribbon, Twine, Seam binding, charms from my stash

Now it's your turn. Link up your Spring with New Life creations to
Stamp and Create with Magnolia 
for a chance to win

Thank you so much for dropping by. I really do appreciate when you visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tilda with Mr. Rooster

Hello again.  This is my second post for today and this time I have
I'd like to remind you that our theme for the Monthly Challenge at Stamp and Create is

You still have a couple weeks to link up your creations for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at

OK, so here's Tilda with Mr. Rooster. But I like to call him Franklin.  He reminds me of the chickens we had back in the Philippines.  A few years ago, we went back home to the Philippines for a month long vacation.  And whenever we go home, my ultimate goal is to eat everything that I can't eat or buy here in the States. The local fruits, delicacies, my Auntie Marina's dishes and some native chicken soup or dish.
Our family friend brought us sweet potatoes, cooking bananas, huge mangoes,  jack fruit and all kinds of native fruits. He also brought us 4 native young chickens. Yes, live chickens...2 females and 2 males. And I thought, this is gonna be 4 delicious chicken dishes. (OK I'm not going to all the gory details about how a live chicken would end up in our dinner table)

As soon as my son saw the chickens, (he was 6  at that time) he was so excited too.  But my excitement was different. I could smell the aroma of my favorite chicken soup just looking at the chickens.  And I couldn't wait to get those chickens in the pot.
The following day, I heard my son playing and talking to the chickens and giving them names.  Chickie, Kenny, Daisy and Franklin. Franklin had red and black feathers.  As soon as I heard their names, I knew I was never gonna see those chickens in the pot. He played with them everyday...fed them, and  took care of them. He even reminded us every day not to hurt his chickens. Whenever he found feathers on the ground, he would interrogate everyone and ask "Who pulled out the feathers? And whoever did it should put them back!"

My son loved the chickens especially Franklin. He begged me to bring Franklin with us back to the States.  And he even offered to share his passport.

At the end, I never got my chicken soup. And the memory of Franklin and the gang still remains.

Anyway, back to my card.

I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers and I use 2-3 different colors for the feathers.
 And I also added some sparkle using Spica pens.

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Hair: Walnut Stain
Dress/Bow/Shoes: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Black Soot
Rooster: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Black Soot, Broken China
Back ground: Antique Linen

Wild Orchid Crafts for the flowers and  I also rolled up some roses. I used Glimmer Mist on the red rose. The feathers, lace, ribbon and seam binding are all from my stash.
DP is from MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally

Challenges I'd like to join:
Magnolia-licious: Hoppin' to Easter


Thank for visiting my blog today. I hope you like my card. I'll be back on Friday for 
Stamp and Create with Magnolia.

Have a wonderful day!

PS: By the way, if you wonder what happened to the Franklin and the gang? Oh yeah...they were in the pot as soon as we flew back here! :)

ATS Review

Hi. Today is a Review Day of Christine's  March Stamps at All That Scraps. The Tumble Weeds are her newest images and they are just cute! The name of the set is Tumbleweeds Butterfly Dreams. I also used Winged Sentiments

For more Reviews, drop by the ATS blog and see what my teammates have created!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Stamp and Create: Saturated Canary Pitcher

Hello everybody! I hope you had a great weekend. 
We had some rain here in Chicago and snow has melted. Spring is here!

Did you know that Saturated Canary Stamps and available at Stamp and Create? Yesserie! There are 24 stamps to choose from so stop over Stamp and Create and grab your favorite SC stamp.
Also, Lacey just added a whole bunch of New Wild Rose Studio stamps!


For my card today, I used Pitcher and I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers. I just love her boyish look.The DP is from Basic Grey called Knee High and I also used some paper from the same collection to make those rolled up roses. The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves were made using Magnolia DooHickey Dies. The banner die and the corner die are both from La La Land Crafts.

Here's a closer look. 

And that baseball cap charm just fit the card perfectly!

The inside of the card has the same sketch as the front.

Other supplies used:
Seam Binding and ribbon from my stash
Sticky Pearls
Sentiment from Magnolia

I really hope you like my card for today!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Tilda's Town: Anything Seasonal

Hello friends! Is it Spring yet? Or is it still Winter? 
Spring official starts March 21 and I can't wait to see the grass! Over here in Chicago, we are still covered with snow. But it will probably start melting in the coming weeks ( I hope!)

Our challange at Tilda's Town this week is 
In spite of all the snow around me, I'm ready for Spring and for my DT card today, I made a very simple Spring card.  I used the Tulip Wheelbarrow from one of the older collections I colored it using Distress Ink Reinkers.

to achieve those even borders around the card.

So now, it's your turn and we would like to see your creations of "Anything Seasonal" and link up to Tilda's Town Challenges. And don't forget to link back to us for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from...

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.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

All That Scraps March Stamps Preview Day 4

It's Day 4 for the Preview of March Stamps. And I have another CAS card. I used
Lily of the Valley by Olga and Alexey. There are 3 other stamps from Olga and Alexey.
Drop by the ATS blog for more previews!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge

Happy Monday friends!
We have a new challenge at Stamp and Create this month.
For the month of March, our challenge theme is

I used  Peggy from Whimsy Stamps.  The DP is from Miss Caroline Dilly Dally  from My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps called Friendship Notables 2 and I cut it using Notables 2 Die.  The flowers are Buttercream Mini Paper Blooms by Kaisercraft. I also used      CC Designs Phlox Flower die.  The bow was  tied using the Bow Easy. The yellow twine is from

Here is a closer look at Peggy

Come and join us for a chance to win!
One random participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create.