Sunday, April 25, 2010

With Heartfelt Sympathy….



A super-simple sympathy card, using only a handful of supplies. 


This is a pretty straight-forward card, but I’ll tell you what I did anyway.  :o)

I punched the bottom of the card with the Martha Stewart punch, then cut and embossed the Nestabilities in the size and colors desired.  I used a sweeper brush to add Memento London Fog to the edges of the white paper, added the two layers of ribbon, layered the labels and added the rhinestones. 

Super Simple!


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bildmalarna Challenge – “Get In Shape”


Our current challenge on the Bildmalarna Design Team Blog is “Get In Shape”. What in the world does THAT mean?! It means to make a shape card…anything that isn’t a square or rectangle.

For this project, I chose to do a tag shaped project, which I cut on my Cricut.

It’s a gorgeous day in Texas, so I decided to step out on my porch and take photos. The first thing I saw was the tree branch hanging nearby and it worked perfectly…except for the breeze that only seemed to blow when I put the camera up! LOL


Here are the details of what I used:

  • Girl – Bildmalarna Little Mimosa
  • Tree – Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree
  • Tag shape – Cricut
  • Pink Paper - America Crafts “Princess”
  • Brown Paper – Making Memories “Chocolate Coach”
  • Ribbon – COD Warehouse sheer organza in 3/8”
  • Heart Button – From my stash. It’s the only one I had…I want more! LOL
  • Butterfly – Also from my stash.
  • Faux Stitching - Copic Multiliner .3 black
  • Bling (hair bow, sand under tree and polka dots on dress) – Lemon, Lilac, Sand Spica
  • Copics – 0, V12, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG93, YG95, YG97, E000, E00, E02, E07, E08, E09, E13, E15, E17, C3, G12, C1, E53, B41
  • Airbrush – I used very light colors, so it’s hard to see, but it’s there! ;o)

Here is a closer view of my Bildmalarna


Please stop by our Bildmalarna Design Team blog and join in on our shape challenge! We can’t wait to see what kind of shape you come up with! And YOU could be the lucky winner of Mimo Tree!!! :o)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have an excellent weekend!!!


Challenges entered:

  1. Crafty Pod – Real or Faux Stitching
  2. All Sorts of Challenge – Real or Faux Stitching
  3. JUGS – Lavender, Pink, Green & Yellow
  4. KLStampinScrappin – Bling It On!
  5. One Stop Craft Challenge – Things with Wings
  6. Stamp, Scrap, Doodle – Bows, Buttons & Bling
  7. The Secret Crafter – A Day Out
  8. Hope Stamps Eternal – Cupcake Challenge
  9. Roses On Paper Challenge – Layers
  10. The ABC Challenge – S is for Sparkle
  11. Creative Belli Blog – Die Cuts
  12. Gingersnap Creations – Botanicals
  13. Stampotique Designer Challenge – It’s a Girl Thing
  14. Copic Color Challenge – pink, purple and yellow

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Monday, April 12, 2010

An Apple A Day…



Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today!  This is my week to provide a new challenge and a bit of inspiration for our design team over at House Mouse And Friends.  The challenge is “Spring”, however the dork that I am, I created an apple card and afterwards realized that apples are harvested in the fall.  LOL  Oops!  ;o)


Items used on this card:


The Design Team & I hope you’ll join in on our current challenge at House Mouse And Friends

Make sure you check out Vivi’s blog!  She has a BLOG CANDY for you!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered:

Friday Sketchers - Sketch


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Friday, April 09, 2010

Mimosa on the Fence – Easel Challenge



Hello friends!  I’m so happy you stopped by today!  This is my first “official” project with the Bildmalarna Design Team and it’s to make an easel card.  Super-duper easy!  If you haven’t made one, you’re really missing out and they’re really cute too!!  :o)


This is what the front of my easel card looks like when it’s closed. 



The opened project.  I layered the inside the same as the front of the card, with the exception of the flowers.

Here are the details of this project:

  • Image – Mimosa on the Fence
  • Background of image – Stazon Olive Green and Midnight Blue
  • Card base color – Stazon Mustard
  • Frame of Mimosa – Classic Squares Large Nestabilities
  • Bling – Star Dust Stickles
  • Flowers – White Primas, Airbrushed with Y13, YR07 and BG75
  • Buttons – Recycled Ralph Lauren
  • Ribbon – White Sheer Creations (from Michaels), colored with YR07
  • Patterned Paper – “Best of K & Company” 360 piece paper stack
  • Copics – BG72, BG75, BG78, Y11, Y13, Y15, G05, G07, C1, C3, C5, BV23, YR04, YR07, YR09, E00, E02, E13, E15, E17, E18, E19


Up-close of the flowers and recycled buttons.  My husband was throwing away some old raggedy shirts the other day and I pulled them out to cut the buttons off.  I don’t think anything surprises him these days!  ha!

If you’d like to join in on the Bildmalarna Design Team Blog challenge, please visit our Design Team blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Challenges entered

  1. Delightful Sketches – Buttons & Bling
  2. Copic Color Challenge – YR16, BG49, E18 (or colors close to it)
  3. Scrappy Frogs – Pick 3 Challenge (I used recycled, sponging, die cut)
  4. Copic Creations – Coloring Flowers
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT and Bildmalarna Card



Welcome to my blog!  If this is your first time here, please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or want to see  me do anything specific on an upcoming project.    

FIRST for the announcement!!!  I just colored my very first Bildmalarna image at a crop on March 27th (the one in this post).  This past Friday night I got an email asking me to join the Bildmalarna Design Team.  If you’ve learned anything about me, it’s that I love cute little girl images….so of course I said yes!  ;o)

Okay, on with the card. 

I was at a crop when I made it and took very minimal supplies to work with, so it’s a very simple card. 


  • Image – Bildmalarna Mimosa’s Birdhouse
  • Paper – DCWV Sweet  Stack (LOVE this paper pack!)
  • Paper Punch – Martha Stewart Crown Punch
  • Ribbon – Celebrate It Sheer Creations (ribbon was white.  I colored it with my Copics)
  • Copics - E13, E15, E17, B24, B26, Y06, Y08, E00, E02, RV32, RV34, C1, C3, BV31, BV20, YR68, E25, E27, E29


Thanks for stopping by today!  If you haven’t already done so, please become a follower.  :O)


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Sunday, April 04, 2010

House Mouse And Friends March Challenge


Stamping Scrapping Design Team is having a Friendly Design Team challenge going on right now!  There is some AMAZING talent in the projects the DT members from Stamping Scrapping have put together!  SERIOUSLY amazing!!!

Please stop on by Stamping Scrapping Design Team to vote for your favorite projects in THREE categories!  They are:

    • Most Creative
    • Best Card
    • Best Thinking Outside The Box

I made my project as my “inspiration” project over at House Mouse And Friends. The challenge is to “Do Anything” using a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies image. I’ve created an easel card with pink, lace and frills and by the tail showing in the photo above, I’m sure you can see that I used a House Mouse stamp.   I can relate to how full this mouse is!  I love strawberries too!!!  :o)


For this project, I used:

  • Image – Sleeping with Strawberries
  • Patterned Paper – DCWV
  • Flowers – Primas
  • Skittles
  • Ribbon
  • Copics – R32, E13, E15, E17, E00, E02, YG17, C3, C5, R29, R35, R37
  • At You Spica – Pitch Black
  • Martha Stewart Lattice Punch
  • ABS and Air Compressor

I colored the image with my Copic markers, used the airbrush to get a soft effect on the card base and used the Spica pen to color in the black seeds on the strawberries. I added two layers of lace with the Martha Stewart Lattice Punch, a layer of shimmery ribbon, some Prima Flowers and Skittles to finish it off.

Here is what the easel card looks like opened up.


If you’d like to join in on the challenge, make sure you link your project in THIS post in Mr. Linky so your name is in the drawing to win a “Flower Bed” stamp!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Friday, April 02, 2010

Hippity, Hoppity Easter’s on it’s way!!



Happy Easter to you and your family!  I hope you enjoy your weekend and that everyone is healthy and happy.  :O)

Today’s project is made using a digital coloring page from Elizabeth Dulemba.  She offers a freebie every Tuesday.  Just sign up for her email updates and she emails you when it’s ready!  How easy is that??


For this project I used:

  • Image – Elizabeth Dulemba Easter Bunny
  • Patterned Paper – Martha Stewart Baby Girl Stack
  • Card Base – Stampin Up Bold Brights
  • Image Die Cut – Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large
  • Ribbon – from my stash (purchased at Michaels)
  • Copics – RV32, RV34, B32, B34, Y06, Y08, BV02, BV04, G00, BG34, E13, E15, E17, RV00, RV02, W1, E00, E50, G17, YG17, 0, B12
  • Airbrushing – ABS and compressor


Thanks for stopping by today!  Check back on Monday…I’ll have my House Mouse And Friends Design Team project posted.  :o)


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