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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Be My Valentine

Hello There!
I'm so glad you've stopped by to see my creation.  I am so happy that I am back to working part time again so that I can spend more time doing what I love.  Today i am sharing my DT project for MicheleRDesigns and i am featuring her papers from the beautiful Treasure My Heart collection.

I have stamped the sweet Gingerbread Tilda from 2010 Merry Little Christmas collection.  I love to use her for Valentines with her basket full of love.  I have used another Magnolia Christmas stamp from 2014 called Sparkle Hearts which I stamped several times around Tilda.

DooHickey's dies are Tilda's Tag and Sakura Background.  The red roses are made with Spellbinders, the heart is C.C.Designs, stitched rectangle is Lawn Fawn and the twigs and leaves are Sizzix.

These stamps are Stampendous and the Be My Valentine is Stampabilities.  All stamps were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Copics
Skin: E0000, E000, E00 E11, R01, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E57, E59
Clothing: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Basket: E50, YR20, YR23, YR 24, YR27
Hearts: R20, R22, R24, R29

Have a Wonderful Day!
Laura C.

Challenges:

All About Magnolia  All About Love
Bunny Zoe's  Hearts
Craft Heaven Shop  Love Is In The Air
Creative Inspirations  Hugs & Kisses
Dies R Us  Love
LHOSM  Use A Heart
Magnolia Forever  Love Is In The Air
Magnolia-licious  Love and/or Hearts
Noor Design  Love
Simon Says Stamp  Have A Heart

Monday, February 1, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Long time no see.  I cannot believe it been five and a half months since my last post.  The time has flown by but that's because I've been so busy at work (UPS) in what we call Peak Season and hiring so many people for the holiday deliveries.  I had also gotten a little burned out on card making but am now ready to go with all kinds of ideas whirling through my head that I must sketch out in my notebook soon before they disappear.  It's tough getting old...

I am excited to announce that I am a new member of the MicheleRDesigns Design Team and am thrilled to be working with her digital papers.  I sincerely hope that I do her beautiful papers justice with my card creations.  So without further ado, I give you my first card of the year.

I am using several things that I got for Christmas.  This sweet It's Cold Outside Tilda by Magnolia Stamps was a gift from my sister Kelly and I've colored her with Copic Markers.  The background is done with Distress Ink and spattered with Gloss Enamel.  I've used several DooHickeys dies from club # 7 and my dear hubby got me the Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles along with everything else I had on my Joann's wish list.  I am a very lucky woman!  And now for the papers...

The Winter Frost collection by MicheleRDesigns was perfect for this project and, for me, the best part was that my Copic Markers and Distress Inks matched up perfectly with the colors of the papers. LOVE that!


Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Coat & Boots: E70, E74, E79, B91, B93, B95  Fur N0, N2, N4  Holley & Berries: YG61, YG63, YG67, R24, R29

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek.  Have a wonderful day!

Laura C.


Challenges:

Midweek Magnolias  Anything Goes
ABC  A is for Animal
Deep Ocean  Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Loves Me Loves Me Not

Hello Crafty Peeps!  I hope your having a great day and your weather is fine.  The weather here is horrid and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  We might actually get to 121 degrees Fahrenheit today.  I would calculate that to Celsius but that would take brain power that I just don't have right now.  LOL!

This sweet Tilda stamp is Loves Me Loves Me Not from the 2015 Lovely Duo collection.  LOVE HER! The "I Love You" is from an awesome collection of Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn.

I hijacked the idea for these shabby flowers from the oh-so-very talented and creative Debbie Dolphin. Since I've been short on time lately, I needed something quick and uncomplicated and these fit the bill nicely.  My die cut flowers are from the DooHickeys Volume 5 release and the leaves are Spellbinders. The Feathers are also a DooHickeys die.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E50, E53, E57, E59  Top: E30, RV29, E32 Bottoms: BG70, BG72  Shoes: E70, E74, E79  Flower: G20, YG93, YG95, YR21, YR23, YR24

Thank you so much for stopping by.  The rest of the supplies I've used are listed below.  See you again in two weeks!

Laura C.


Challenges:

Medweek Magnolias Buttons & Bows
ABC  P is for Pretty In Pink
Craft Heaven Shop  Bingo (Lace/Ribbon, Pearls, Feathers), (Pearls, Flowers, Buttons), (Feathers, Flowers, Die Cuts)
Stamp and Create  One For The Girls

Supplies:

Stamps:  Magnolia, Lawn Fawn
Inks:  Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Papers: Recollections, Bazzill, Blending Card
Dies:  Magnolia DooHickeys, Spellbinders (Foliage), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)
Misc: From my stash (Buttons, White Twine, Gesso) Recollections (Pearls) Hobby Lobby (Lace)  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sitting Windy Tilda

Hello Again Crafty Peeps!

Sorry I'm a bit late with this post this morning but have you ever photographed one of your creations only to realize you don't like it as much in the photo and that you really need to make a quick change or two?  That's what happened with this one.  While putting it together I kept thinking it needed more but the photo showed me that it needed less.

Here is the final result.

And here is the previous one.  The tags were just a bit too much and hid the beautiful floral paper which was the color inspiration.  Besides, those pics came out too dark due to our sketchy weather anyway.  Thankfully this morning is bright and sunny.

My card to share with you today features two Magnolia stamps, one old which is the Spring Fence from the 2010 Happy Easter collection (SO useful!) and a brand new one from the 2015 Sakura collection, Sitting Windy Tilda.  I just LOVE her!  Both are colored with Copic markers and accented with Distress Inks.

I've used a few dies here, including that gorgeous Lace from the DooHickeys Vol. 4 collection.  The butterflies are by Cheery Lynn, the Stitched Rectangle is from Lawn Fawn and the flowers and leaves are Spellbinders.  The papers are by Nitwit collections and printed from my computer.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E50, E53, E57, E59  Dress and Shoes: Y21, YR23 Fence: E70, E74, E79  Ground/Grass: YG93, YG95, E81, E84, E87, E89  Flowers: YG93, YG95, Y21, YR23, E07, E08

Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a lovely weekend!

Laura C.


Challenges:

All About Magnolia  Bingo!  (across the middle - Pearls, DooHickey, Ribbon)
Bunny Zoe's  Summer Breeze
Cheery Lynn  Anything Goes
Dies R Us  Summertime Fun
Inky Chicks  Use A Metal Embellishment (I used metal brads on my flowers)
Magnolia-licious  Add An Animal
Marvelous Magnolia  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Take Your Pick (Sketch #85)
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia  Buttons or Bows
Stamp and Create  Patterns
Stamp and Create with Magnolia  Decorative Edge
The Ribbon Girl  Summer Theme


Supplies:

Images:  Magnolia Stamps (Sitting Windy Tilda, Spring Fence)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Nitwit Disigns (Poppies Collection)
Dies:  DooHickeys, Cheery Lynn, Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders
Misc:  Ribbon, Brads, Frantage, Pearl Stickers

Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas In July

Good Day My Fellow Crafters, I'm so Glad You Could Stop By!  Today I have made a very simple Christmas card featuring Magnolia Stamps, Copic Markers and Distress Inks.

This little sweetie is Joyful Tilda from the Magnolia 2013 Winter Wonderland collection.  As you've probably already noticed, I love to work with these gorgeous stamps.  Please excuse my dark images as it's been overcast all day.

I kept this card CAS (clean and simple) because, let's face it, making elaborate Christmas cards for every one of my friends and family is just not going to happen.  No offense to anyone.♥  The tag at least adds another element to the card to keep it interesting and unique.

I haven't added any sentiment yet but can do so quite easily by either stamping directly to the tag or onto the white card.  A gift card could always be added to the tag too.

Copic Markers Used:  SKIN: E0000, E000, E00, R20  CLOTHES: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E81, E84, R56  HAIR: E50, E33, E35, E37

Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans

Thank You for coming by to take a peek.  I would love it if you left me a comment.  All of the supplies I've used that were not mentioned above are listed below.  Have a great week!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

All About Magnolia  Bingo (Across the top; Tag - Lace - Bling)
Boutique Magnolia  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean  Christmas In July
Dies R Us  Christmas In July
Live & Love Crafts  Christmas In July
Marvelous Magnolia  Polka Dots
Simply Magnolia  Christmas In July
Stamp and Create  Patterns
The Ribbon Girl  Everything Goes with Image

Supplies:

Image:  Magnolia
Inks:  Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Papers:  Bazzill Cardstock, Nitwit Designs Pattern Papers, Recollections Corrugated, GP White
Dies:  Magnolia DooHickeys (Tilda's Tag), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Misc:  Lace, Gems, Scribbles White, Stickles Star Dust

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hydrangeas in June

Hello Lovely Peeps!  I'm so glad you could stop for a visit.  It's been a while.  I sort of lost my mojo for a bit there but it's amazing how it kicked back in when I cleaned up my office and found my desk.  

This is Tilda with Kneesocks from Magnolia Stamps' Sakura collection.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and accented everything with Distress Inks.  I think it's safe to say that she is one of my favorites from this collection since I've used her twice already.

My blog friend Kitty recently did a tutorial on how to make these hydrangea clusters and I had to try them, (her tutorial is HERE).  I didn't have the supplies she used but I improvised with I had. I made them with the MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch, an old leaf punch, white cardstock and Distress Inks.

The sweet little Dancing Butterflies and the Woodland Branch are by Memory Box.  The gifts are cut from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix die, Packages and Bows and the Happy Birthday stamp is also by Tim Holtz.  Both the Floral Oval and the Ribbon Banner are Spellbinders Dies.  More of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

Copic Markers Used - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Clothes: V000, V05, V06  Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Shadows: T0, T2
Distress Inks Used:  Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo

Thanks So Much For Stopping By!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

Boutique Magnolia - Make Your Own Flowers
Deep Ocean - Monochrome
Dies R Us - Flags and/or Banners
Hanna and Friends - In The Garden
Marvelous Magnolia - Ribbons or Twine
Outside The Box - First Challenge, Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - Oh So Pretty
Paradise Of Stamps - Many Flowers or Fruits
Simon Says Stamp - Favorite Technique or Product (Coloring Die Cuts with Distress Inks)
Simply Magnolia - Dies and Punches
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Sweet Stampin' - Bingo (I did top row - Purple, Pearls, Flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut It Out

Supplies:

Images:  Magnolia, Tim Holtz
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Papers:  Xpress It Blending Card, Nitwit Designs (Flower Shoppe), Bazzill (White)
Dies/Punches:  Memory Box, Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart, McGill, Cricut (Elegant Edges)
Misc: Lace, Pearl Stickers, Glamour Dust, Seam Ribbon

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watercolor

Hello Dear Readers, it's so good to see you again!  For those of you who are new, Welcome to my blog!

I am so happy to be participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Hop over on MarkerPOP's post!  The hop will start tomorrow, Friday, June 5th and will run until Monday, June 8th 11:55 pm PST.

So why is my post a day early?  To let you know that MarkerPOP is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky hopper in tomorrow's hop.

Today I am featuring some watercoloring and how beautifully it can be paired with Copic Markers.  This little cutie is Tilda With Fan from the most recent Magnolia of Sweden release, Sakura.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and I've colored the background and flowers with Ranger Distress Inks.

I wanted to make this a very clean and simple design to show off the watercolor background.  This was a new technique that I tried with Distress Inks and an acrylic block.  After inking the block I misted it with water and stamped the ink to watercolor paper.  It took several tries before getting the water/ink ratio right and getting the effect I was going for.

The cherry blossom branch was made using the Memory Box Woodland Branch die, the Magnolia DooHickeys volume #5 Small Flowers Die and the same acrylic block stamping technique.

Copic Markers used - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: B000, C3, C5, C7, C9  Dress & Flowers: V01, V12, V15, V17, YG13  Sandals: E42, E43, E44  Stockings: T0, T2  Fan: YG11, YG13, YG17

Distress Inks used - Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll participate in tomorrow's hop and join in the fun.

♥ Laura C.


Pretty Pink Posh Watercolors Blog Hop

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Challenges:

Creative Inspirations  For A Friend
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Paradise Of Stamps  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  All About The Hair
Boutique Magnolia  Make Your Own Flowers
Paradise Of Magnolia  Clean & Simple
Simply Magnolia  CAS or Fully Loaded
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