Friday, January 28, 2011

Waiting Tilda...

Hey everyone. Are you ready for the weekend? I am. I'm totally sleeping in tomorrow. I didn't want to get out of bed this morning. I don't usually have a problem and jump right out, but not today.

Are you all excited to see all the new and pretty stuff coming out at CHA? I am. Like I need more stuff. But I'm sure I'll end up with some.

Today's card is using one of my new Magnolia's Waiting Tilda from the Your So Special Collection. She's just adorable. Looks so shy and innocent. I have used another old Fancy Pants paper package from the closet for this one. It's really cute paper I should have gotten it out sooner.

I'm off to work on the last card for next month's Copic's class. I opened up the Basic Grey drawer and found a cute stamp in my closet for the last one. Thought I would try using something I've had forever and never used..

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend if I don't make it back.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #47....

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hope your all having a fabulous week. It's time for a new challenge over at the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is all about "LOVE". So break out some cute paper and grab one of Cheryl's amazingly cute images and lets see what you can do. I have chosen "Do Not Disturb While Kissing" for my image this week. Aren't they adorable?

Head over and check out the other DT creations. They are super as usual. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day..

Monday, January 24, 2011

Small Gift....

I'm back with another cute Tilda from the Your So Special Collection. Who wouldn't want to color these cuties up? This one is called Tilda With Small Gift. I again used up some more of my Fancy Pants paper pack. Yeah me!! I have also popped her up (hair, dress, shoes). Super fun! I really like the look I get with that.

Hope you'll join me tomorrow for the next Sassy Cheryl Challenge. It's really fun!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

King Tilda...

Hi everyone. Hope your having a fabulous day. I managed to pick up some bug and feel like someone ran my head over with a truck. My stupid nose won't stop running, along with my eyes. I've loaded up on Zinc and orange juice today. I didn't even manage to get out of my PJ's. I did shower, but then decide why bother I'm going to be laying around on the couch all day. And that's what I've done.

But I do have a card to share. King Tilda from the new Magnolia Your So Special Collection.  I picked these cuties up at my local scrapbook store  Memories of Time. I stamped my image 3 times. Colored the first one, the second one I colored the Crown, Front Sock, Front of the shirt and front sleeve with hand, the third image I colored the front sleeve and hand. I cut out all the extra parts and popped them up. It looks really cool. I wanted to do a little something different at my class next month so thought I'd practice a little bit. I really like how it turned out so I might do that more often.

The paper is an old Fancy Pants paper packet I got out of my closet. I know I need to use some more of that stuff up. Why buy more when you already have a stores worth. So I'll also be doing that more. Just walk into the closet open one of the drawers and pull out a paper packet and go from there. Since I pick my paper before I color my images this will work out for me. Plus I'll use some up or I have to have a garage sale.

Hope your all having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tilda with Cherries...

Hey everyone. How's your weekend going? It was sunny here today. Gave me chance to vacuum and wash my car. It was looking pretty grungy. I hate that. I also managed to mount my new pile of stamps and put them in the folders, organize my Martha Punches and clean up a bit.

This is Tilda with Cherries. She's from the Magnolia Autumn Collection. I wanted her to be for Valentine's day so I have filled her basket with punched hearts. Pretty sneaky right?? I have water colored her and used a couple cute heart punches to embellish. I'll be sad to put those away. They are so cute.

Ranger Distressing Inks Used: Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap.

 Well better get started on my card for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge on Tuesday. I'm running be hide as usual. Hope your having a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sister & Brother...

Happy Thursday everybody.. It's my Friday.. Yippie!!  I have to work on next months classes tomorrow. So I'm glad to have an extra day off. Have you got anything fabulous planned for the weekend? I have my water coloring class so nothing to exciting for me. Like leaving town or a shopping spree.. :)

For to todays card I have used Sister & Brother form the Magnolia Autumn Collection. Aren't they adorable? That could be you and your honey too. So cute. Great for Valentines. I have again water colored this one. I'm just into water coloring here lately I guess. Seems like that's all I've done on the last few cards. But tomorrow I have to break out the Copic's. I love those too of course.

I used the following Ranger Distressing inks: Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Pumice Stone.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Magnolia...

Hey everyone have you seen the new Magnolia Collection
 "Your So Special"? Super Cute! You can pick yours up at Memories of Time. Michelle has wonderful service!! Click on the picture below to go to the store.

Hope your all having a fabulous day!!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #46....

Happy Tuesday everybody. Hope your all having a great week. Loved all the fabulous entries last week. Thanks everybody for taking the time to come up with all those fabulous creations.
Are you ready for the new challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog? This week's challenge is "Buttons & Bows".

My image this week is called "Lonely Valentines Girl". Cheryl has made a bunch cute new Valentine's images for us to play with. Thanks Cheryl!! They all rock... Hope you'll find some time to join us this week. We'd love to see your fabulous work.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Episode #1 Secretive Tilda

Water Coloring: Skin

Hey everyone. I finally managed to get the my first Water Coloring tutorial done. After only coloring 6 images and hubby spending an hour editing it. You can finally see how I color the skin on my images. I'm hoping it will get easier with the next one. Let me know what you think and if you found it helpful at all.

So here it is talking and all...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tilda Wants a Hug...

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope your all having a fabulous day. I've been a terrible blogger here lately. I love visiting all your wonderful blog, but can't seem to leave a comment all the time. Shame on me!! I'll try and do better. I need to set a side a time for that every evening I guess. But just so you know I love stopping by and seeing all your great creations and I do stop by..

Any hoo on to the card. Tilda Wants a Hug.. Isn't she adorable? She's from the Merry Little Christmas Collection. But hey why do I have to use her for just Christmas. I'll just put some cute half pearls in her hair to cover up the holly and Ta Da. She's ready for Valentine's day. I love all the punches I used. Did you see all the new Martha Stewart punches? WOW!! I already have mine ordered and on the way. Love Martha Stewart punches.I don't know where I'm going to put them, but I had to have them..

I have water colored Tilda with Ranger Distressing Inks: Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Forest Moss, Black Soot, Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass. I'm loving my online class I'm taking.

I'm still working on my video tutorial. I needed more light so hubby has hooked up my work station with some more lights today. So I should be in business. He also informed me I must talk while doing the video.. What? Can't you just add some words after... Well yes but I think it would be better if you just talked along the way... UUUGGGG!!! But I sound like a ding dong... NO you don't.. Well OK... So I'm going to give it a go, even if I do think I sound like a ding dong... :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tilda with Violin....

Hey everyone. Happy Saturday. Hope your all enjoying your weekend. I'm just relaxing a bit. I'm taking an online water coloring class to learn some new technique's. I'm always looking for ways to improve. This is one of my practice pieces  Tilda with Violin. I think she turned out pretty good.  I like how I've added some more shadows and that back ground. Love it! I used a lot more colors then I normally would.

Ranger Distressing Inks used: Tea dye, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot, Weathered Wood & Tumbled Glass. I sprayed the whole thing with Tattered Angles Glimmer Spray. I'm addicted to that stuff. I love the sparkle it gives it.

I'm off to try making a video tutorial. We'll see how that goes.. If you don't see it here. It totally sucked again.. Have a fabulous day...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Product Review Coming Soon...

The kind souls at CSN Stores have offered me the chance to review a great product available on their site!  CSN sells everything under the sun. Where else can you find Bathroom Shelving, a bunch of really cool tables, or a cute lamp to go on it.

I found this interesting bathroom shelf while browsing. It looks like it holds a bunch of stuff. It would look great in my scrap room, but alas I have no more room...

I will be browsing the many item available for purchase at CSN. Wow is it going to be hard to decide on something to review, but hey who can turn down a chance for $100 credit towards one of their great products.

What would you get with $100 from CSN?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sassy Cheryl Challenge #45...

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hope your having a great week. This week's challenge over at the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog is "SNOW". How cute. I'm into making Valentine's cards right now so I found this adorable image called Bum Snowman in Love. Aren't they adorable?

I used an embossing folder on the white heart called Floral Fantasy and a new EK Success border punch called Heart in Heart Chain. I din't want to cover all of the cute back ground paper. So I tried to limit my embellishments. It turned out really cute.

I even remembered to write down the Copic's this time. C0, B000, YR14, YR24, R000, R11, R20, R24, R27, RV10, RV11, RV14, E25, E30, E31, E44, YG93, YG95, Y32, G99
It's because I was coloring up stairs in my room instead of watching T.V.. I was running behide and had to get finished.

Don't forget todays the new release over at LOTV... I won't...

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll find time to join us this week. Have a fabulous day!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Blog Makeover...

Hey everyone! How do you like my blog makeover? I LOVE it. Laura over at Creation Fairies did it for me.

She's having a fabulous blog makeover give  away, but I couldn't wait. I wanted something new to start the new year with. So I picked some colors I liked and asked for a swirly font and after a couple of quirks. Ta Da new blog. The instructions were even super easy to follow along with for installation.

So if your in the mood for a Fabulous new blog look. Go see Laura. She's Awesome!!!

Thank you Laura.. It totally ROCKS!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fairytale Tilda....

It's Friday... I'm so excited. I love the weekends.

This is another cutie I found in my already colored pile. Isn't she adorable. I just love all my Magnolia stamps. They are all so cute. I'm patiently waiting for the next release. It should be out soon. I hope!! The Magnolia's are called Fairytale Tilda and Dragonflies. Both from the Fairytale Collection. I pick mine up at my local scrapbook store Memories of Time.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day. I'm off to work so I can come home later and play. I have next months classes to make up and class tomorrow to get packed for. I've spent every night this week working on the online store and I'm ready for some crafting.

My Christmas present from hubby finally came in... We drove to town to pick it up and hubby took me out for dinner. I'll be back to tell you what I think after I've had a chance to play with it. I only managed to get it out of the box and put the sticker's on.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gingerbread Tilda....

Happy Hump Day everyone. Are you ready for the weekend? I am.. Only a few more days.

Tutorial making is hard: this is my practice piece. This is the image I water colored. It was upside down and out of focus. So I have to start over. But I wanted to share the cute card. Isn't she adorable. I'll get it right eventually. I sprayed the whole card with some Glimmer Spray. I love that stuff. Sure does make it sparkle.
Gingerbread Tilda is from the 2010 Merry Christmas Collection. I love that she can be used for other holidays.

I have started another practice piece, but I'm thinking I'll have to get a better camera. The flip one I bought just doesn't want to seem to focus very well. Do you make tutorials? What to you use/do??

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge # 44.....

Hey everyone. Did you enjoy your Holiday? I sure did. Wish it was longer, but hey you can't have every thing.. We have a new challenge for you over at the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. It's all about "BLUE" this week. Blue Paper, Blue Embellishments, Blue Coloring... How fun! My image this week is one I found on my desk already colored. I actually found a huge pile. I need to work on those. I love to color then throw them in a pile instead of making them up. Shame on me!! The image is called Sassy Cheryl Skating. Hopefully she's a better skater then me..

Hope to see you at the challenge!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Prince Edwin, Longing Tilda & Castle Window...

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I was cleaning off my desk and found a huge pile of colored images and thought I better make some cards up. I have all my Valentine's stuff piled on my counter and ready to create. So finding some images already done. Was perfect.

The cute hearts are a Sizzix die that's called Framed Hearts. It actually has three pieces, but I only used two. The little hearts are a small Marvy punch. I made the saying on my computer. I have a couple more done up that I'll show later. Right now I have to go make some dinner. Before it's time for bed..

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day..

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lady Tilda...

Happy New Year everybody. Are you ready for a whole new year? I am....

This is the last card for my class on the 8th. I used Lady Tilda, Prince Edwin & Tree with Carved Heart. I didn't do any masking. I stamped my tree then added Tilda & Edwin after I cut them both out individually. The back ground paper is My Minds Eye. It has sparkle already on the paper. Very Pretty.

I'm off to town. I have to stop off at Memories of Time my local scrapbook store and pick up some more product sheets to load into the online store and a few new things for me of course. :) I have to get to coloring when I get back I haven't picked up my paints or Copics since before the Holidays. I better get back into the flow of things... Oh I also made me a new Water Color chart I'll try and take a picture of. I seen it on another persons blog and was like WOW I love that. I'm going to make me one..

Have a fabulous day!!

January Classes

Soon it will be a whole new year. I can hardly believe how fast this year has went by. With my three card Copic class being so popular I'm going to continue with that. It's just as easy for me to come up with three fabulous cards as one.. So for this months classes we have:

January 8th from 12-6? Coloring with Heather (Copic's) $35

For this class we will be making three cards using some Magnolia images found at the store and our Copic's of course.

We will be using Tilda with Amaryllis, Tilda with Violin, Lady Tilda, Princes Edwin & Tree with Carved Heart (Tree NOT at the store was in my stash). No masking involved so don't be afraid.. :o)

Bring to class:
  • Adhesive (liquid would be nice too)
  • Scissors
  • Pop Dots
  • Non stick craft mat
  • Copic's Markers: E000, E00, E01, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E59, Y21, Y23, Y28(N), Y32, C00(N), C0, C1, W00, W2(N), W3, W4, W5, BG000, BG10, BG11(N), B0000, B01, R000, R05, R20, R21,R24, G20, G21, G24, G99, YG93, BV0000, BV01,  (N = New not used in a previous class)

January 22nd from 12 - 3 Water Coloring with Heather $15

More water coloring fun with our Ranger Distressing Inks. Water coloring is really fun if you haven't tried it or if you've been doing it for a while. I never get tired of it.  Look at all the punches I've cut out for this one... :o) I had a huge pile of leaves!!

Bring to class:
  • Tank Water Brush
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pop Dots
  • Non Stick Craft Mat
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
Ranger Distressing Inks Used:  Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint.

Your sure to have fun in both classes whether your a beginner or like to work a head. I'm great with both. I try and go slow enough that everyone can ask questions and get done together, but if you like to work ahead great too. I'm there to have fun!! Oh and buy more stuff for next months classes.. :o)

Hope to see you in class..