Monday, April 30, 2012

CLP May Sketch

Guess what today is! Today is the day for my first post for the CLP Sketch challenges
I am so honored & humbled to be amungst such talented ladies! 
Thanks Chelsea for giving me this opportunity. 

The Sketch this month, goes something like this! 

To celebrate, I have candy at the top of my blog for anyone who is interested! 
When I first saw this Tilda in the Prince & Princesses Collection, I knew I had to have her! 
This is Princess Party Tilda.......I adore her and her lil stance! 
I colored her with copics and painted up around her with crackle paint, as well as the edges of the distressed papers. Bigger flowers are from I Am Roses! I am addicted to I Am Roses! LOL I also used some WOC flowers and my MS leaf punch. Then there's my MS butterfly punch for the wee ones you see here! 

Please hop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the other DT creations! They are mouth watering, jaw dropping, magical feasts!! 

Challenges for my card: 
Bunny Zoes- ribbon or twine
Creative Stamp Friends- mother's day
Cupcake Craft- photo inspire

Saturday, April 28, 2012

G'Bye Sketchy Sketch

CANDY at the top of my blog! 

It's time for another great sketch from the Sketchy Challenges girls!! 
Before we get to the sketch, I just wanted to let you know this is my last sketch as a sketchy girl! I KNOW I KNOW! You heard that before right! But for real. I am having such amazing support for my new home based business, Scentsy, that I barely have time to sleep lately! LOL Yet hubby says, he's never seen me so happy!  ( )

So this DT position  is my sacrifice!  

I will miss all the girls dearly!! Mwah!! 

The sketch this time is from one of our new girls Cordine, with this beauty! 

And here's my take with dear Edwin!! 
I've paired him with some awesome CTMH papers! 
And some of my new fave flowers from I am Roses (thanks alot Bettina) !!! My purchase was so huge, I couldn't even lie to my hubby and tell him I won it! LOL 

Pls pop over to check out what the other Sketchy girls have done! 
They will blow you away!! 

Challenges for my card:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- real or faux stitching
Simply Magnolia- use at least two Magnolia stamps

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Midweek Magnolias #8

Candy at the top of my blog!! check it out! 


G'day my fellow blogger friends! Today is "hump day" and that means it's time for another MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS  challenge!!
There were some great entries for our last challenge.....can't wait to see what you create this week for our


OMG!! That's right!
It's an open challenge!
So what have i done!?!
I've gone an altered a Fruitsations box (there were a ton of fruit flavored gummies in this box at one time) lol....& I've turned it into a donation box for our Village Green Playstructure fund. Where we go to raise awareness about the Playstructure and the need to have a new one at our local park, this box comes too!

 I have used a TON of Magnolias on here, so I am not even going to attempt to name them all. Just enjoy the pictures below!! 

This is the top. I cut an opening in the top flap  and added some soft chipboard pieces & an appropriate sentiment! 

And this is the front of the box in it's completion! 
I have also placed some Maggies on the sides too!! 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my creation today. I will also be posting it at my alter ego blog The Steel Magnolias!! 

Pls come leave some of the other MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS   some love too!! 

Challenges for my altered box- 
Magnolia Down Under- anything but a card
Just Magnolia- Soft Spring Shades
Creations by Gilli M- photo inspiration (see belwo)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crafty Sentiments Designs Sponsoring Partytime Tuesdays

Crafty Sentiments Designs is sponsoring PartyTime Tuesdays with a challenge that is:

Anything goes with Kraft! 

I thought I'd get in on the fun and play as a GDT from the CSD DT with these little angels! Aren't they cute. My kraft is the base of the tags as well as the bases of the tickets. 
Rosey is on the tag laying down & Rosey fun time is the red haired girl in the back. 
Tai is my dark skinned girl! 
 The DP are from Micheals and they come in the shape of the tag, I free cut the Kraft behind it. 
All the ticket sentiments are also from Crafty Sentiments Designs. 
Here are some close ups! 

These will make good gift tags for some very special people! 
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget about my candy draw at the top of my blog! 

Take care. 

Challenges for my tags-
Creative Card Crew- use ribbon
Paper & Such- just for the girls
Simon Says Stamp- anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday- anything but a card
{pin}spirational Challenges- photo inspire 

Friday, April 20, 2012

GUESS WHAT>?!!>!>!>!

When I saw the DT call come up for the Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge blog run by the fabulously talented Chelsea, I knew I had to apply. With my fingers crossed (which made crafting very difficult) I sat waiting for the answer when one day it came!! 

I am officially a: 

I nearly flipped out of my chair when I read Chelsea's e-mail! 
I am so humbled to have been chosen along with all all these other talented ladies: 

AND let's not forget the vetrans who inspire me DAILY

I'm very excited to be able to show off Chelsea's gorgeous sketches !! 
Stay tuned for my first post on May 1 !! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Midweek Magnolias #7

Random Draw at my SCENTSY blog for the first 100 followers! 

Woooooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeeeeee it has been a crazy week with working my regular shifts at the hospital in town, then travelling out of town to do some day one place, the next day another place. I sometimes forget where I am! 
THEN I had a HUGE Scentsy party to host for my brand new consultant last night 
AND as you read this I am at the tax office getting our taxes looked after for tax season. 
THEN I have to come home and make supper for my daughter's Drama class!!! 

All that aside, we have a new challenge over at the MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS  !! As well, you want to pop over to see who won last weeks challenge! The entries are all soooooooooooo gorgeous, sometimes it's difficult to narrow it down. 

This week our challenge to you is to:


Edwin & Tilda. 
Tilda & Tilda. 
Tilda & her dog. 
The dog and the horse. 
Whatever you wish. 
Here I have used a few different Magnolia stamps. Not just people, but a vehicle and doorway too! 
All on a sidestep card. I always admire how people make them looks so elegant! 
In the front I've used Root Cellar Door & Hello little Butterfly, And in the back I've used Tilda's Summer Car with Tilda holding Daffodil sitting onthe back. 
I've also used a few Magnolia dies including the butterfly, mistltoe, and flowers. My grass was cut off my cricut machine. 

Everything has been colored with my copics. UHHHH..I miss my copics. I've had no time to sit with them lately! :(
The sentiment on the inside is Whimsy. It was actually a freebie that came with an order that I placed with them! OMG right! I know. I love it! Totally summer! 

and now here's a few close ups! 

I will also be posting this card at my alter-ego site The Steel Magnolias !! 

We hope to see some awesome multi=character creations this week from all of our amazing fans! 

Challenges for my card: 
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- butterflies
Creatalicious- butterflies & add some flowers
All That Scraps Challenge- Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas- garden theme

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Sketchy Challenges - Janine

HALLOW to all my new followers! 
Thanks so much for popping over from the Saturated Canary Challenge blog where you saw my creation featuring the beloved Krista who "morphed into a digi" (to quote Krista) called Dreads are Awesome! I loved making that card!! 

I also loved making this card for today's new challenge at  The Sketchy Challenges ........and you guessed's another Saturated Canary digi! 
This was one of the digi's that totally popped out at me with Krista's new releases!  I love it that women are in the military & that they can show the men what women are made of. 
To all you women out there.............SALUTE for you! 

The sketch you must follow is this one: 

And here is my take. 
Colored with copics, used my Tim Holtz papers, with some chipboard stars I distressed and painted with crackle paint & also some of my metallic letters that spell "Salute".....Oh and the "faux dogtag" was a prize I won at work for completing a survey! yay me! 
Her pants.............ah, those pants were fun. I googled some pictures for camouflage and tried my best to color her pants accordingly! I LOVE the way they came out ! 

Hope to see you at The Sketchy Challenges this fortnight!
Take Care!

Challenges for my card:
Craft your days away- metal
Sisterhood of crafters- recycle, reuse, renew- dogtag
Use it Tuesdays- used my Tim Holtz paper I've had forever & metal letters

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Midweek Magnolias #6

I just want to say I apologize for being a horrid blogger lately. I have become mildly addicted to "words with friends " on Facebook (anyone want to play, just'll probly win, cuz I'm not very good, but man is it fun!!! )............and I am also addicted to "Auction Wars Winnipeg".......a site where I can place any unwanted items gathering dust in my house, and people bid on them. So much better than throwing things out! So far I've sold 3 items to people who will actually use these things (a playpen, a cappacino machine & some Stampin' Up stamp sets)!! 

I will be around to check out your blogs soon. I promise!!! 


Yay!! So happy to see more people finding out MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS  Challenge in blogland! If you haven't checked us out yet, you simply much head over and take a look! 
Some really amazing creations for our Homespun challenge last week, but I must remind you..........
YOU CAN ONLY COMBINE WITH 4 OTHER CHALLENGES...with ours makes 5! KAY? Sorry, but rulz are rulz! 
Now this week we have a challenge for you that I'm sure you're going to love! 


Be it a 13th or 18th birthday, 21st, 40th, 50th, 80th, or 100th......
I have gone with a 16th birthday! For my niece who turns 16 this June! How exciting! OMG I'm so old! LOL
I used Congratulations Tilda from Magnolialicious . I colored her with some of my brand spankin' new copics from Oozak (OMG did you see they have a challenge blog now)!!! EEEK! 
I placed her atop of some shiny happy yellow cardstock but did not want to hide it with other papers so stuck to a doily background. 

My sentiment is some of my scrapbooking stickers. 
I used alot of pearls and gems and some of my Really Reasonable Ribbons! 
A bit of bling and VOILA! 

Pls hop over to see this at the Steel Magnolias as well; where I like to post my Magnolia Creations, along with some of my fave friends from blogland! 

And I sure can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge at the MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS  !! 

Challenges for my card: 
Oozak Blog- anything goes (creation #3)
Magnolia-licious Challenge blog- photo inspire (see below)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge

Happy Birthday to my daughter, Happy Birthday to my daughter! 
My daughter Hannah turned 11 yrs old yesterday, April 9! 
Wow.....11 yrs have passed. I have watched my baby grow and grow and grow and now she is almost as tall as me. She has taken over my ice skates and my spring jacket. She is not physically my baby anymore, but she will always be my baby in my heart! 
We went to the big city on April 7 to celebrate her 'party'. She took a friend. ONE friend. And I carted them to go shopping, swimming and to a movie! 
They had a blast! 


Today brings us a new challenge at  Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge Blog!
Our theme this month is very appropriate for the season being 


I've used one of the new releases from the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store called My Best Friend. In fact, I think he is available for purchase TODAY along with all the other new releases! 
Colored with copics. 
I used my Whimsy flag die and mini postage stamp die; 
as well as some of my block letters and puppy dog ribbon! 

Funny story about this little fella, I colored this stamp while in the backseat of my van after it broke down on the side of a Major Highway last week ! Grrr....there I was driving along when all of a sudden the  van started to slow down despite me pressing on the gas, then it started to buck.....I had just enough steering left to get me to the side of the road before it went KAPUTS! 
So I called CAA, didn't know exactly where I was, so I pulled out the binoculars (yes we have binoculars in our van) and read the big green sign ahead of me, that said "Elie. Ste. Agathe"......PHEW.....a landmark! 
Then I realized the battery on my phone was dying, so I went to plug it into my laptop, and low and behold my laptop battery had 5% life left!! ACK!! 
NOTE TO SELF: charge phone and laptop before taking on a 4 hr ride! 
So I climbed into the back seat of my now freezing van and got out my copics! 

Thank so much for stopping by today and hope to see you at the MONTHLY challenge as well as the Crafty Sentiments Designs Weekly Challenge !! 

Challenges for my card: 
Cards for Men- spring colors
CLP Challenge- sketch

Friday, April 6, 2012

RELEASE- at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Good morning, another exciting day with the DT showcasing another new stamp release. We are half way through our week of previews of our new release 

Spring Stamps Collection 

Today I am  showing you Butterflies and Flowers. 
Oh I had fun with this one. Using some of my swirly dies and putting her on a scallop shape! And yes, putting pearls on her polka-dotted top!! EEK! CUTE! and my wee butterfly punch got put to use again! 
For my ribbons I combined a brown satin and blue create this layered effect! 

{{This week we are showcasing a different stamp each day from our new collection that will be released on the 10th April
A lucky winner will win 3 of these fab new stamps
To Enter to Win:
Please comment on Each 
of our new releases over the 6 days 
make sure you comment on each new post, we will be checking}}

Challenge for my card: 
365 cards- freedom
Totally Papercrafts- ribbon, blue & pearls
Crafting When we can- things with wings

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