Friday, August 29, 2008

Tilda with Hat....

Hey everybody just a quick post today to let you know I may be out this weekend. I'm going to try and get hubby to go do something!! It being the last big weekend for a while. So if you don't see me here I hope everybody has a great weekend!!!
If you have a Wii let me just tell you Mario Cart is super fun!!! We signed up for Gamefly and they delivered it yesterday. We spent all last night playing it. I'm thinking it's a keeper.

Also if you haven't heard yet Whiff of Joy will be releasing the new Elisabeth Bell stamps on Sept. 3rd. I can't wait. I love her stamps!!! So Head over to Katharina's Blog to learn more.

  • Stamps: Magnolia- Tilda with Hat (SO08)
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle- Delightful, CTMH- Card Stock
  • Misc: CTMH & SU Markers, Water Brush, Pop Dots, CTMH- Flower Sparkles, Little Yellow Bicycle- Adhesive Die-Cut
  • Equipment: Spellbinders- Small Classic Circle, Small Classic Scalloped Circle, Large Classic Circle, Fiskars- Hole Punch, Marvy- Light Blue Flower Punch, Yellow Flower Punch

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tilda Staket.....

Today's card uses more water coloring. Not to bad! I still haven't finished up my 4th card for my Magnolia-lious group. Maybe tonight when I get home from work.
I spent last night watching movies on TV. We watched 21.... It was pretty good. I would watch it again. My niece Paige came over also last night. She is so funny. She's 2 so everything is an adventure for her. Her and my husband Mike played Wii for a bit. Well Mike played she played with the other controller. But she thought it was fun.

Here is my sneak peek for today. I am going to include this brand new Autumn Leave Journal Stamp set with the album I made in my prize package. I still have to round up some other stuff from my personal store. So stay tuned for more sneak peeks!!! And get to coloring those Scrapmagasinet Stamps and joining one or both of the challenges over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog!!!

  • Stamps: Magnolia- Tilda Staket (VA08)
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle- Delightful Collection, CTMH- Card Stock
  • Misc: My Scrappers Corner- Buttons & Bows To Go, CTMH & SU Markers, Water Brush, Delightful: Rub-Ons, Epoxy Buttons & Words
  • Equipment: Spellbinders- Large Classic Oval, Large Classic Scalloped Oval

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rakle Sommer....

Today is our second Reader Challenge over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog.
This challenge is called 3-2-1.
You have to use 3 Pattern Papers, 2 Brads, Buttons, Ect. & 1 Flower. Oh and of course you have to use at least 1 Scrapmagasinet Stamp on your creation. You have until 9-6-08 to complete.
And if your the winner you get to pick your own stamps. How cool is that!!! So head over and check it out.

No sneak peek of my special prize today but stay tuned for more previews to come. You'll want to be included in the drawing so get out those Scrapmagasinet stamps and get creating!!!

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet- Rakle Sommer, My Favorite Things- Essential Sentiments
  • Paper: Daisy Bucket- Perfect Harmony, CTMH- Card Stock
  • Misc: My Scrappers Corner- Buttons & Bows To Go Box (Buttons, Flower), Raspberry Ribbon- July Kit, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Pop Dots, Stickles, White Gel Pen
  • Equipment: Spellbinders- Tag Trio

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tilda with Broom....

I decided I had better work on my "It's Raining Cards" for my Magnolia-ious group today. I did pretty good I got 3 of them finished.
This is my first attempted at water coloring... I don't think I did to bad. I would really like to get some of the awesome pencils Katharina uses to do her cards with, but I'm going to have to save up a bit more. Maybe I'll ask for them for Christmas. I used my CTHM & SU markers to color it in with and my water color brush. One of those kind you fill with water.

The coloring actually took a lot less time then with my Prisma Pencils. It seem to take me forever to color 1 image using my pencils. So this was my attempt to make it go a little faster. And it actually did I colored 4 images in the time it usually takes me to color 1. Not to bad for a first try.
And here I have another sneak peek at my prize for doing the Scrapmagasinet DT Sketch Challenge and/or the Reader Challenge (I'll be posting tomorrow). If you do both you have twice the chance of winning. Make sure to stay tuned for more sneak peeks.... I have some other stuff besides the album I made.. Hint..Hint!!

  • Stamps: Magnolia- Tilda with Broom (VA08)
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle- Delightful
  • Misc: Me & My Big Ideas- Icons, CTHM & SU Markers, Water Brush
  • Equipment: Spellbinders- Large Classic Rectangle, Large Classic Scalloped Rectangle, Marvy- Light Blue Flower Punch, EK Success- Light Green Flower Punch
  • Brushes- Designer Digitals: Defining Moments-Play by Katie Pertiet

Friday, August 22, 2008

Peeking Luca & Nellie....

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #13 this week is a sketch. I love sketches and Cute Card Thursday Challenge #23 is "Bright Colors". I used some of the New Daisy Bucket "Perfect Harmony" paper I got from My Scrappers Corner. I love that they are only an hour away from where I live so if I order today I can have it tomorrow. How cool is that!! And they have free shipping for orders over $50. Another plus for me.

I also promised you another sneak peek at the album I've made for the DT Sketch Challenge and the up coming Reader Challenge (8-26-08) over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog. The stamp I've used here is called Rakle Vinter.

To have a chance at winning this cute album I've made all you have to do is participate in either of the challenges or both for a second chance. For every creation you make and then leave a comment and link to your creation over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog I'll put your name in the cup. I'll pick a winner 9-6-08. It's that easy!!

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie- Peeking Luca &Nellie, Hanna Stamps- Things Hanna Would Say
  • Paper: Daisy Bucket- Perfect Harmony
  • Misc: Brads, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, My Scrapper Corner- Buttons & Bows To Go Embellishment Box (ribbon, flowers, buttons)
  • Equipment: Spellbinders- Large Classic Rectangle, Large Classic Scallop Rectangle, Double Ended Tag
  • Challenges/Sketches: A Spoon Full of Sugar, Cute Card Thursday

Thursday, August 21, 2008

For a Friend & Sneek Peek at Blog Candy....

A friend at work was asking about my cards the other day and I was showing her my blog. Well she loved the previous Uplifting Occasions card but wanted it to say Happy Birthday. So I told her I would just make her a new one up.

This also gave me a chance to work on a couple of Challenges. Friday Sketchers #15 and Penny Black Saturday #10 "Ribbon".

Sneak Peek at my blog candy give away. We are currently having out DT Sketch challenge over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog and I will be posting the Reader Challenge on 8-26-08.
To participate in a chance to win my blog candy all you have to do is create something for either challenge or both for more chances to win. Then leave a comment with a link to your creation on the DT blog and I will enter you in my drawing. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks tomorrow.

  • Stamps: Penny Black- Uplifting Occasion (1738K), StampIn Up- Circle of Friendship
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle- Delightful
  • Misc: Raspberry Ribbon -June Kit, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, SU- Real Red Ink
  • Equipment: SU- 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, EK Success- Orange Circle Punch, Spellbinders- Small Scallop Circle
  • Challenges/Sketches: Friday Sketchers, Penny Black Saturday

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I've Been Given An Award.....

My wonderful blogging friends Femke and Debby have given me this super awesome award. Thank you ladies!!! It totally made my day...
Here are the rules for playing:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated

With all the blogs I read it's truly hard to choose and it would take me forever. But here are 7 I like to browse:
Let me just say that if your a blogger then you are awesome... Feel free to pick up this award and pass it on to your favorite blogging friends!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Here's one I managed to get done Saturday before I was taken over by video games. This is Rakle. Isn't she cute with her little purse? She's one of the many cute girls stamps you can get over at Scrapmagasinet.

Also I told you I'd be doing some blog candy to go with our current DT Sketch challenge. Well I decide to combine the two challenge and give away an awesome album I've made. So make sure to come back here on the 26th to see how you can win that and see a picture. In the mean time if you haven't tried out our DT Sketch Challenge #2 head over there and do that. (HINT: Do both challenges get entered twice into my album give away) So get out those Scrapmagasinet stamps and start coloring.

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet- Rakle
  • Paper: My Minds Eye-Tres Jolie: Brothers Stripe (Oui Oui), Girl Tiny Dots (Mon Cheri), Orange (Tres Bien), Baby Boy Plaid (Oui Oui), Brothers Circle
  • Misc: Me & My Big Ideas- Icons, Ribbon, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol
  • Equipment: Sizzits- Poincon, EK Success: Flower Punches- Light green, Yellow & Light Gray, SU Flower Punch, Cuttlebug- Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Sketches/Challenges: Claudia/ Pretty Pressing

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Took Husband Shopping.....

Today I planned on going to the city to buy dog food. The kind shown at the left. (that was it) Well my dear husband decided he wanted to go also....

Well we also ended up getting this..... Nintendo Wii. Let me just say, that was the most expensive dog food I have ever gotten.

So I have gotten nothing done this afternoon. We spent the rest of the day playing the 2 games we got to go with it. My husband picked out a baseball game (of Course) and I got some Sonic thing. Well let me tell you it is a bit of work my arm actually hurts a bit from playing that baseball game all afternoon.

But I have to give my husband credit he didn't totally annihilate me while playing with me. (I guess he didn't want to sleep on the couch) :)

He justified the whole thing by putting the fitness kit in the cart, so now everyday we are suppose to get on it and work out...... I let you know how that goes!!! So if you have one of these and have a favorite game you like to play I'd love to hear about it. So I'll know what to buy next time we go shopping for dog food.

Needless to say I didn't get any challenges done. So I will have to work on those tomorrow. For now I'm off to bed playing Wii all afternoon is tiring....

Friday, August 15, 2008

Uplifting Occasion.....

This cat is just to funny!! Penny Black has some cute stamps. This one is one of the new ones I got from Dick over at HM Stamps. He has great prices so be afraid for your wallet when you visit.
The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is a sketch. How great is that? The DT has made some wonderful cards so make sure and stop by to check them out.

I love the paper on this one... Of course it's My Minds Eye. Who could have guessed. But it's not some I got at the last sale. I found this in my stash. A whole package kit. Wow!! Great find I should clean up more often.

  • Stamps: Penny Black- Uplifting Occasion (1738K), SU- Sweet Serendipity & Label Classics
  • Paper: My Minds Eye-Adore: Beats of My Heart, Adorable Dots & Just Like Us, CTMH- Card Stock
  • Misc: SU- Scalloped Border Punch, My Minds Eye- Beauty Buttons, Raspberry Ribbon- June Kit, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Pop Dots
  • Ink: CTMH- Chocolate, SU- Real Red
  • Challenges/Sketches: Penny Black Saturday

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Planting Some Love.....

This cute card is for the Friday Sketchers Challenge #14. My image was a little bigger then I thought so I didn't end up having room for the ribbon on the side. But I love the pastel paper and rub-ons. I'm trying to branch out a bit and add some more embellishments. These Elisabeth Bell stamps are so cute.

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie- Planting Some Love By Elisabeth Bell
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle- Delightful
  • Misc: Prima Flowers, Brads, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Little Yellow Bicycle- RubOns & Epoxy Buttons, Me & My Big Ideas- Icons
  • Challenges/Sketches: Friday Sketchers

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Butterfly Express....

Don't you wish sometimes you could catch a butterfly and go for a ride?? I do.....

This is for Cute Card Thursday challenge #22.
"The Two of Us" you have to use two of something on your card, 2 people, 2 animals or 1 of each.

I just couldn't resist this cute little stamp this time. That little mouse just looks like he's having to much fun!

I also discovered a new challenge blog that will be starting Monday the 18th of August.
House Mouse and Friends. They will be posting challenges on Mondays using House of mouse stamps. How cool is that!! Maybe I'll get out all these cute stamps I keep buying from Dick at HM Stamps and get to coloring them.

  • Stamps: House of Mouse- Butterfly Express
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle- Vita Bella
  • Misc: Spellbinders- Small Petite Oval, Large Petite Oval & Large Petite Scalloped Oval, Stickles- Star Dust, Little Yellow Bicycle- Vita Bella: Ribbon, Epoxy Buttons & Rub-Ons
  • Challenges/Sketches: Cute Card Thursday

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Krilla Vinter.....

Today is DT Sketch Challenge #2 over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog. I hope you'll come over and try our challenge. This is the card I made. I used Krilla Vinter. Isn't she cute. I actually embossed the image even though you can't tell here.

So head over and check out the other DT members cards. They are pretty awesome. And I'd love to see your creations too!!!

I'll tell you what I'll put everyone name that joins our DT sketch challenge into the drawing cup and pull out a winner to receive some blog candy. My card and maybe some images, paper, bling I don't know yet. I haven't put it together yet but I will. I'll post a picture later as soon as I come up with something. But make sure to leave a comment under DT Sketch Challenge #2 over on the DT Blog so I'll know who to put in the cup.

I only ask that you please only use Scrapmagasinet stamps for the main image for this challenge. Thank you.
Going into the cup:
  • Karialov
  • Tiina x2
  • Heidi
  • Donalda x2
  • Veronica x2
  • Pia
  • Janneke x2
  • Solveig
  • Annie

  • Stamps:Scrapmagasinet- Krilla Vinter, SU- Fine Frames & Happy Harmony
  • Paper: Magnolia, SU- Chocolate Chip
  • Misc: Prima Flowers, Eyelets, Brads, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Pop Dots, Embossing Powder,
  • Ink: SU- Chocolate Chip, Brilliance- Sky Blue, Color Box- Sky Blue
  • Challenges/Sketches: Scrapmagasinet DT Sketch

Monday, August 11, 2008


This is Layla. One of the 3 sexy girl stamps you can get over at Scrapmagasinet. I love them they are different from all the cutsie ones I usually buy. I like a wide range of stamps what can I say.

And then I found the perfect brush to use. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL DEC 25th. I know it's not Christmas time yet but the brush was so cute and it went perfect with my card. Maybe I'll put this one in my husband's present this year.

And don't forget to hop over to the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog tomorrow for our monthly sketch challenge. I'd love to see you there.

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet- Layla
  • Paper: Basic Grey- Scarlet Letter, Karen Foster- Sweet Scarlet, Daisy D- Fleur de Lis, CTMH- Card Stock
  • Misc: Spellbinders- Small Petite Oval & Small Petite Scalloped Oval, SU- 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Scalloped Border Punch, EK Success- Green Flower Punch & Yellow Flower Punch, Signo- White Gel Pen, SU- Real Red Ink, Me & My Big Ideas- Icons, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol
  • Brush: Designer Digitals- Christmas Memories Circles by Danelle Johnson

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tilda with Bird.....

On this one I've used Katharina's sketch #18.
Thank you for having wonderful sketches for us
to try.
I also managed to put every body's name who tried out my sketch into the drawing cup and the winner of this challenge is Heather. Congratulations!! If you email me your address I'll drop that in the mail to you.
Don't forget to come back to see what my next challenge will be. I'm thinking of maybe doing up some Hanglar & Stanglar images as part of the prize..... I know those are always popular.

Well I better go and try and get some thing done today before it's all over.

  • Stamps: Magnolia -Tilda with Bird (CH07)
  • Paper: My Minds Eye -Tre Jolie: Springtime Floral, Brother Strip, Girl Tiny Dots
  • Misc: Spellbinders -Small Classic Rectangle, Small Classic Scalloped Rectangle, Large Classic Circle & Large Classic Scalloped Circle, Cuttlebug -Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, EK Success -Green Flower Punch, Light Grey Flower Punch, Fiskars -Small Flower Punch, SU -Slot Punch, Me & My Big Ideas -Icons, Pop Dots, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Stickles -Stardust
  • Challenges/Sketches: Katharina's Creative Place

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Still Time....

There is still time for you to enter my sketch challenge and win some Scrapmagasinet stamps and images. Read all about it HERE. I would love to see your creations!!

Blogging Friends Forever Award:

Janneke gave this award. Thanks girlfriend it made my day!!

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