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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Good Day To You My Dear Friends!  I'm SO glad you stopped by and I am so excited to be back in my craft room after a month of wedding madness.  I took a few days, after all of the out of town guests went home, just to enjoy the peace and quiet.  So now I've got all these crafty things whirling around in my head just waiting to be made...

Starting with this birthday card for my sweet friend Michele who lives way too far away in Georgia.


This is the adorable Tilda with UGG Shoes.  I've colored her up with Copics and accented with Distress Inks and Stickles.  The butterflies, by Cheery Lynn Designs and Martha Stewart, have been embossed with Holographic embossing powder by Ranger.


The flowers are handmade using Martha's Hydrangea punch and Spellbinder's Tattered Blossoms dies.  The fence and the card were cut out on the Cricut.  More information on the supplies I've used can be found at the bottom of the post.

Thank You so much for stopping by and for any comments you might give, you've made my day.  Please forgive me for not visiting with you this month, I am currently working on visiting each of your blogs to see what you've been up to.  Until next time, Have A Great Day And Better Tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs  Back To Nature
Color Me Creative   Sparkle It
Cutie Pie  Cute w/ Dies & Punches
Natalie and Amy   Embossing
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Birthday
Stamp And Create  Ready For Spring
Stempeleinmaleins  #50 Sketch
Deep Ocean  For A Friend
Lovely Haenglar and Sweet Magnolia  Girls Only
Magnolia Down Under  Blue, Brown & White
Stamp and Create with Magnolia  Spring Flowers
Tilda's Town  Clean and Layered or Fancy and Fussy
Time For A Magnolia Challenge  Flowers Everywhere

Supplies:


Stamps:  Magnolia (Tilda with UGG Shoes), Fiskars (Simple Expressions)
Inks:  Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Papers:  Deja Views (Blue Raspberry Blossoms), Pebbles (Cutie Pie), Bazzill (Cardstock)
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (Small Exotic Butterflies), Spellbinders (Romantic Rectangles, Tattered Blossoms), Cricut (Elegant Edges, Paper Dolls Dress Up), QuicKutz (Dainty Doily), Sizzix (Branch w/Leaves)
Punches:  Martha Stewart (Hydrangea, Butterfly Trio)
Misc:  Stampendous (Chunky White), Ranger (Holographic), Floral Stamens, Lace, 6mm White Pearl, Jewelry Findings

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hearts, Love, Flowers

Good Sunday Afternoon My Dear Friends!  I hope that your weekend has been wonderful.

Today I have a card that feels like it took me FOREVER to finish.  I hemmed and hawed so much that I had to put it aside several times because it was driving me crazy.  I even missed the Sketch challenge that first got me going on this one.


Here we have Tilda Blowing Hearts and isn't she just too cute!?  I love those overalls.  She has been colored up with Copics to compliment the beautiful American Crafts paper that is hiding under there.  Also hiding in there are gorgeous Decorative Butterfly Corners by Spellbinders that you can see some of if you look close enough.  I did some stitching along the edge and lots of Distress inking on just about everything.


This is a birthday card for my eldest daughter, Jessica.  Her birthday isn't until June and so I hope I remember the card and where I put it when the time comes.  Unlikely, but maybe if I write it in my planner right this minute... LOL!

Thank You so much for stopping by and please leave a comment because, as you know, we all love that feedback and it keeps us striving to better ourselves.  Have a fantastic day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Hearts/Love
Papertake Weekly  Lovely Layers
The Ribbon Girl  Magnolia Only - Add Lace
Stamp and Create  Love Is In The Air
The Stamping Boutique  Punch or Die Cut
Top Tip Tuesday  Stitching
Deep Ocean  Love Is All Around
Dutch Magnolia Lovers  Anything Goes
Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia  Hearts/Love
Magnolia Down Under Facebook Challenge  Tic Tac Toe (Right Side: Flowers/Flag/Sentiment
Marvelous Magnolia  Anything Goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia  Thinking Of Spring
Tilda's Town  Anything Goes
Time For A Magnolia Challenge  Tilda Only

Supplies:

Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda Blowing Hearts), The Paper Studio (Everyday Expressions), Stampabilities (Felt With The Heart)
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento
Papers: American Crafts (Color Crush), Bazzill Cardstock, Georgia Pacific (white)
Dies: Spellbinders (Decorative Butterfly Corner, Rose Creations, Classic Ovals, Labels Eighteen) Sizzix (Branch w/Leaves)
Misc: Brads, Ribbon, Jewelry Pins

Friday, February 7, 2014

True Love Valentine

Good Afternoon My Dear Friends!  How are you on this lovely Friday?  I really hope everything is good on your end.
 
PHEW!  After weeks of working on my daughter's wedding invitations, they have finally been posted and I can breathe a sigh of relief for the moment.  I swear, there is some sort of DNA within me that compels me to take on monumental tasks like this because I always do and then I end up shedding tears of frustration along the way.  Every year after I've made all of my Christmas cards, I tell my husband to not let me do it again...and every year I make them.  I can't help myself!  So while making the invitations, as a bit of "therapy", I would take little breaks and work on something of my own and so I made this Valentine.



This is Tilda With Dot Bow, floating on a cloud and daydreaming about her wonderful husband who has been her rock and her best friend for 24 years.
 


I've colored her up with my Copics and pretty much everything has been inked at the edges with Distress Inks.  
I made the little sign holder with pins and pearls from my bucket o' jewelry findings.  I just brought that bucket in from the garage the other day and forgot how much stuff I accumulated when I taught jewelry classes at the craft store.  So much of it has never been opened.  I'm thinking that I might have a blog candy soon and give some of it to someone who could make use of it, as I rarely wear jewelry myself.  What do you think?
 
Anyway, the detailed list of what I used on my card is at the bottom of this post.  Thank you so much for visiting!  Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Laura C.

Challenges:

7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes/Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Stitching
Crafting For All Seasons Romance
Flourishes Red & Love
Jellypark Friends Lots Of Love
Loves Rubber Stamps Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Have A Heart
Stamp and Create Love Is In The Air
Stempeleinmaleins Sketch w/optional Love
The Ribbon Girl Hearts
Lovely Haenglar & Sweet Magnolia Pearls & Lace
Magnolia Down Under Facebook Valentines
Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania Hearts
Marvelous Magnolia Seeing Red
Stamp and Create with Magnolia Add Some Red
Time For A Magnolia Challenge Be My Valentine
Totally Tilda Pink & Red
 
Supplies:

Images: Magnolia (Tilda With Dot Bow, Flower Cloud), Hero Arts (Old Script), The Paper Studio (Everyday Expressions, Studio G (February 14 Postage)
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento
Papers: MMI (hearts), Recollections (Kraft), Bazzill (cardstock) Georgia Pacific (white)
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders (Rose Creations, Labels Eighteen), Sizzix (Bird Branch, Branch w/Leaves), QuicKutz (Heart Doily), Family Treasures (tiny oval)
Misc: Embossing powders, half pearls, lace, deep red twine, wooden "Love", Stickles, Copic Opaque White

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tyton Turns 4

Happy Saturday To You and Thank You for stopping by!

Today is my grandson Tyton's 4th birthday and I, being the proud Grammy, am here to gloat.  LOL!  Not really, but I am here to post the card I made for my little man.
Here is Edwin with Airplane having a great day in the Arizona sunshine.  I colored Edwin with my Copics to match this great masculine striped paper by Scrap Works called Buddy Boy.  The Light Blue Dots paper by Recollections matched perfectly as did all of my Bassill cardstock.
I made this into an easel card to give it interest while keeping the design clean and simple.  The number 4 was cut out on my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook alphabet set on Roly Poly.  I did some stitching and aside from the buttons and brads, the embossed grass, cloud and sun are my only other embellishments.
I really do appreciate you popping by and I thank you for your kind comments.  They really do make my day and keep me motivated to blog.
 
♥ Laura C.
 
 
Challenges I would like to enter:
 
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes, Optional Sketch
Deep Ocean Birthday
Magnolia Down Under Summer Delights
Magnolia-licious Celebration
Simon Says Stamp Emboss It
Sweet Stampin Your Favorite Style
Tilda's Town Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Clean And Simple

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wintery Scene

Oh My Goodness!  It feels so good to be back in my craft shed and at my desk!  I hope your holidays were the best and that you were able to avoid the colds and flu that seemed to have gotten hold of just about everyone I know, including myself.

I have for you today, a wintery scene with my all time favorite Santa's Little Helper.  I know most everyone has a hard time choosing their favorite Magnolia stamp because they're all gorgeous, but this one is my favorite becuzzz she was the one that caught my attention the first time I ever saw a Magnolia Ink magazine and therefore the first Magnolia stamp I ever bought.
Sweet Tilda has been colored with Copics going off of a color combination recommended by Vili of Vili's Art.  Once I started coloring, I had to keep going and so created a tag in preparation for next Christmas.  I had such fun using a bunch of my dies, including Tim Holtz's Packages and Bows that I got for Christmas...  Okay, I gave it to myself for Christmas but that counts, right?  There is tons of glitter for that icy, North Pole feel and I even did up the back side a bit.
Everything I used for this tag is listed at the bottom of this post.  Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek and thank you so very much for your lovely comments.
 
♥ Laura C.
 
 
Challenges:
 
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Create A Tag
Marvelous Magnolia Lovely Lace
Tilda's Town All Bundled Up
Time For Magnolia Christmas Winter Wonderland
Totally Tilda Anything Goes w/optional Recycling
You, Me and Magnolia Winter Scene
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Cool Colors
Flourishes Button on a Winter Card
Simon Says Stamp Ice Inspiration
Stamp and Create Winter Wonderland
Sweet Stampin Girly but No Pink
 
Supplies:
 
Stamps: Magnolia (Santa's Little Helper), Martha Stewart (Valentine Clear Stamps)
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento Ink, Distress Inks
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, PP is from my stash
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Eight, Scalloped Ovals, Large Ovals), Sizzix (Pine Tree, Packages and Bows, Sizzlettes Snowflakes), Memory Box (Frosty Border)
Punches: McGill (Pine Trees)
Misc: Gold Eyelet, Snowflake Charm, Ribbon, Lace, Button, Twine, Tiny Tag, Liquid Pearls
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Jingle Jangle Tilda

Happy Friday my Crafty Peeps!

I wanted to hurry up and get this post up before five o'clock because, a) there is a challenge that I want to enter ending at that time and, b) I have to hurry and finish cleaning because my mom is coming in from Milwaukee this evening.  I have been running around like a crazy woman this entire week with putting up Christmas decorations, making decorations, bringing the Christmas china in from storage, trying to get this card made...  PHEW!  I need a long winters nap!

It has been cloudy and raining all day long and so my pictures didn't come out all that well, but I will try again tomorrow and post some more.  (It's still raining and these are the best I could do.  Still much better than yesterday's though),
This beautiful little lady is Jingle Jangle Tilda and she is from last year's A Christmas Story collection.  She is going to finish off that tree by hanging her red bells on the empty side.  I have colored her up in my Copics, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used Frantage for snow. 
I used some word paper (from stash) for the background of my card and then printed out a red snowflake patterned paper from Raspberry Road to add over that.  I made a frame from corrugated paper and the tree is from a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die.  I went crazy with the Frantage on everything.  The snowflakes on the right are buttons from Joann's that came in a decent sized bag and it only cost me $3 with a coupon.  Oh, the possibilities with these just get the creative juices flowing!  Hee Hee!  There is a tag tucked in the top of the card that reads "May all your Christmases be white".
Thank you for putting up with my craziness!  Have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.


I would like to enter these Blog Challenges:


The Sketchy Challenges Sketch challenge #60
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Catz Weekly Tags & Bags
Flourishes Winter Scene
Loves Rubber Stamps Shabby Chic/Vintage
The Ribbon Girls November Color Challenge - WHITE
Deep Ocean Favorite Color Combo
Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Winter
Simply Magnolia Over The Edge
Tilda's Town Frosty Fun
Time For A Magnolia Challenge Embossing  - Heat and/or Dry
Totally Tilda Buttons and Bows  I MADE TOP 3!  :D
ABC Christmas Winter Wishes

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Santa Edwin Lantern

Good Thursday Morning My Crafting Friends!

Today I am posting my first lantern project.  The lantern itself took a while to get together but I believe the results are well worth it.  You can insert a battery operated candle into it and display it proudly or fill it with candy and give as a gift.  (I say put the candle at the bottom and then fill it with candy so that when the receiver finishes the treats, they can then display it).
Thank You So Much For Stopping By Today!

♥ Laura C.


Challenges:

Magnolia Mania Lantern
Winter Wonderland  Checks/Gingham
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