Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Who would refuse?....

This sweet girl some hugs and kisses? LOL! It is very windy here today in FL, but at least 60 degrees! (Thankful for small things!) I am so ready for Spring and warm weather...
Isn't this new Bo Bunny DP just yummy?? I had to restrain myself from buying enough to paper my office walls! I paired it with some SU cardstock and a heart doily that was airbrushed with Copic marker. I used Dinner Tilda along with the Tin Boxes Magnolia Stamp. I love the Tin Boxes - they are easy to color, can be cut and used in pieces and are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, etc. I am really in to versatile stamps! The sentiment is from a PTI set and was cut using a Tag Trio Nestie and airbrushed as well. The rose can be found here and the fern punch can be found here. The other leaf punch is from Martha Stewart. I added some Stickles around the heart doily as well as to the red skirt on one of the boxes and to the fern leaves.
Copics: E11, 00, 000, R30, R85, 83, 81, E37, 35, 33, 30, R37, 35, 32, 30, E42, 41, 40, Y21, 26, C7, 5, 3, 1, E57, 55, 53, 50

Stamps - Dinner Tilda, Tin Boxes, Sentiment (PTI)
Paper - Bo Bunny Crazy Love DP, cardstock (SU)
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch, Flower, heart doily


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Have a Wonderful Day!

Good Tuesday Mornin', to ya! I am getting some stuff done in my office this morning - trying to stay off of the computer and be more productive!! LOL!

I have a new Maggie card to share with you this morning, using Lady Tilda.
I guess I am in my distressed phase right now, but it is so pretty and easy to acheive! The sentiment is a new one I picked up at my LSS last week from Hero Arts. I think it is very versatile, so you will probably wish I had never found it, because I will wear you out with it! LOL! The papers are some more Gossamer by Memory Box and the cardstock is Bazzill and PTI. The flower is the Retro Flower Punch from EK Success, the leaf punch is Martha and the swirl punch is from Sizzix. I added a pretty pearl to the center of the flower after I inked it with some lavendar distress ink.
Tilda was colored with these Copics:
E11, 00, 000, R30, E55, 53, 50, Y26, 21, 17, V06, V01, V00, V0000, G29, 24, 21, 20,

Stamps - Lady Tilda, Sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper - cardstock (PTI and Bazzill), Memory Box
Ink - Memento, Copics, Lavendar Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories - Nestabilities, Pearl, Leaf Punch (Martha), distresser tool, flower punch (EK Success), sponges, swirl die cut (Sizzix)


Monday, January 24, 2011

Another Birthday Tilda card!!

2nd post for the day.... I made another birthday card using Shopping Tilda (love this girl!!)
I used some Olivia DP from Basic Grey along with some PTI and SU cardstock for this card. I distressed all of the edges with a distresser tool. The scalloped lace border punch is from Martha Stewart. The flower punch is EK Success and the leaf punch is from Martha Stewart. I added some Pearls to finish off the card.
I used Copics to color Tilda - E000, E11, E00, R30, R01, R00, R000, R22, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, BG13, BG11, BG10, YG95, YG21, G20, E37, E35, E33, E30, E55, E53, E50, Y26, Y21

Stamps - Shopping Tilda, sentiment (Amy R Stamps)
Paper - Basic Grey Olivia DP, carstocks (PTI & SU)
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Punches (Martha Stewart, EK Success), Distresser Tool, Ribbon (PTI), Pearls,


A Perfect Package!

Happy Monday, y'all! Hope you are having a fab-o day so far. I am having a pretty good day so far, just wish my allergies would simmer down. I have been really miserable for the last few weeks with my allergies.

Today I have some Gift Card/Money holders to share with you. They are simple to make and very cute! The finished size is 4" x 3.5"
All products used are from PaperTrey Ink. I stamped the heart in the middle with some Fuschia ink and then added some clear Stickles on top.

Cut a piece of card stock to 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" (you can make 3 gift card holders from 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11" CS)
Score CS @ 2 1/2" on one end and 2" on other end.
Use Corner Rounder to round corners on the 2" end
Cut 3 pieces of DP
3 1/4 " x 1 3/4"
3 1/4" x 2 1/4"
3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Use Corner Rounder to round corners on one side of 1 3/4" piece of DP.
Use strong adhesive (Sookwang Tape) along side edges only of 2 1/4" side of card stock and fold up to form gift card pocket
Attach DP to outside of gift card holder
Attach a small piece of hook and loop tape to 2" side and fold down.
I used Scalloped Circle Nestabilities and stamps to finish off these holders.
Here is a view of the inside of the holder. A gift card or folded money slides in easily.

I have 2 more Valentine's themed holders shown below.

Stamps, Paper - PaperTrey Ink
Ink - Memento, PTI ink
Accessories - Stickles, Nestabilities, Sookwang Tape, Scoring Tool,
corner rounder, hook and loop tape


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Valentine's!!

2nd post for the day!! I have made a bunch of new Valentine's that I wanted to share with you.

This is Henry Mouse Hugging Heart from Whiff of Joy. I used some Bittersweet DP (Basic Grey), flowers and pearl hearts from WOC. I used a heart Nesties for layering and my fave Fern Punch!

Copics used: R39, 37, 35, 32, 01, 00, 000, W7, 5, 3, 1, 00

Here is another card using the same stamp and paper stack The sentiment is from PTI and the cardstock is SU.
I used these Copics: E37, 35, 33, 31, 30, R39, 37, 35, & 32.

Card #3 uses Jam Tilda and Sugar Bag.
These bright papers are from We R Memory Keepers. I like non-traditional colors for Valentine's! The sentiment is from PTI. I airbrushed a heart doily with some BG11 Copic Marker and layered the images on top. Flowers are from Prima and the fern punch can be found here.

All card supplies:
Stamps - Jam Tilda, Sugar Bag, Henry Mouse Hugging Heart, sentiments (all PTI)
Paper - Bittersweet (Basic Grey), We R Memory Keepers DP, PTI and SU cardstocks.
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch, swirl punch (EK Success), Heart Doily (Michael's), Flowers (Prima and WOC)


Forever Yours!!

Good Morning ladies!! I hope you are having a wonderful morning so far. I have lots to catch up on today since my kids have been of school for a few days because of the MLK holiday. I went to see The King's Speech movie last night with a girlfriend and I cannot say enough about how good it was!! Amazing and I cannot wait to see it again!

7 Kids has a brand new challenge today!!
Today's Challenge is Challenge Yourself!
The challenge I chose was to create a shabby chic/grunge-y type card. I used lots of different inks for this card. I inked the heart doily with some spun sugar distress ink and the tag with some Tea Dye ink. I followed up both with some Cocoa SU ink around the edges. The cardstock is SU and the DP is Bittersweet from Basic Grey. This sweet girl is Cupid Tilda from Magnolia and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. I distressed the flower (WOC) with the same inks and used my favorite fern punch! The tag is a Magnolia Die - it took me forever to track it down.
Copics Used:
Skin - E11, 00, 000, R30
Hair - E57, 55, 53, 50
Clothes/Bow/Etc. - RV04, 00, 000, E37, 35, 33, 31, 30, W5, 3, 1, 00, R39, 37, 35, 32, E43, 42, 41, 40, Y21 & Y26

Stamps - Cupid Tilda (Magnolia), Sentiment (Technique Tuesday)
Paper - Bittersweet DP (Basic Grey), Cardstock (SU)
Ink - Memento, Copics, Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Accessories - Circle Punch (SU), Fern Punch, Lace (SU), Flower & Heart Wire Crystals (WOC)


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remember Me?? LOL!

It feels like it has been forever since I have blogged! It has actually only been about 5 days!! Ha! I have a quick birthday card to share with you along with some exciting news too!!

I made this card last week for a friend's birthday. This is Unwrapped Tilda. She is actually from a Christmas collection, but I think she is very versatile and is perfect for a birthday too! I used some Memory Box DP (Gossamer) and PTI cardstock for this card. Tilda was colored with Copics and then I sponged some Spring Moss Ink (PTI) around Tilda and over the sentiment. I used some WOC flowers and my favorite fern punch to finish it off. Here is a close-up of this pretty girl~


Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E55, 53, 50
Clothes - V01, V000, V04
Box - E43, 42, 41, 40, G24, 21, 20

Stamps - Unwrapped Tilda, Sentiment (All That Scraps)
Paper - Gossamer (MemoryBox), cardstock (PTI)
Ink - Memento, Copics, Spring Moss ink (PTI)
Accessories - Nestabilities, Fern Punch

Now for some exciting news!! I have decided to launch a new side-business!!

I am now offering Wristalicious Keyfobs on my Etsy Store!!

The fabric portion slips on your wrist, freeing up a hand and helping you never lose your keys! I have several different styles in my store and can also do custom orders too!

Brown with Aqua and Lime

Brown with Teal and Lime Flowers

Fuschia with Zebra Print Brown with Multi-Tropical Flowers
Aqua with Mini Zebra Print

Brown with Teal, Olive and Orange Flowers

I would love to hear your thoughts on my card and my keyfobs!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Chews You!! and some sad news....

Happy Thursday, y'all!! Hope everyone is doing well today. It is freezing here - literally! We had icicles on plants, etc outside this morning as it was 28 when I took the boys to the bus stop.

Today, Pink Cat Studio has some super-cute Valentine's Digi's available today!! I think these dino's are adorable!! My 5 year old loves dinosaurs and reads about them every chance he gets. I swear one of his first words was pachycephalosaurus!! He just called it 'pachy-saurus' when he was 2.

I used the Rex Ate the Valentine's image for this card. I am saving this one for my 7 year old for Valentine's Day. He will think the sentiment I typed up is very witty! I will be using the Pterodactyl image for my 5 year old's card. I colored Rex with Copics and cut him out with Nesties. The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a tag nestie and airbrushed. I added some Glossy Accents to Rex's eyes.

Sadly, today is my last day on the Pink Cat Studio DT. I have loved every minute of it and have appreciated the opportunity Melissa gave me, but it is time for me to explore new ventures. I love PCS stamps and images and it is with a heavy heart that I step down.

Stamps - Rex Ate the Valentines Digi (Pink Cat Studio), sentiment computer generated
Paper - Sugar Rush (BG), cardstock(SU)
Ink - Copics
Accessories - Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents, button (PTI)

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and I might just be back later with another post...


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Copic Colors!!

Our prayers have been answered - Copic is finally releasing 12 new colors!! Yippee!!

You can pre-order them individually here


pre-order the SET (all 12) here (comes with free case if you buy the set!!)

WooHoo! Lots of new stuff coming down the pike this year!! :)

I promise a new card tomorrow!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pre-order for So Special Magnolia Stamps is here!!

Happy Tuesday, y'all!! :) Hope everyone is having a great day so far! It is freezin' here in FL with no sun - boo hoo!

I do have HOT news for you though...

7 Kids has Pre-orders for the new

SO SPECIAL collection from Magnolia!!

Woo Hoo!!

Click here to pre-order!

I promise to be back later this week with more cards! I have been busy with a and fundraiser that I will share with you later this week too! :)


Saturday, January 8, 2011

New at 7 Kids!!!

Happy Saturday night!! No card today, but I wanted to give you some 7 Kids updates:

  • The brand new Magnolia Magazine (Will You Be My Valentine) is now available for purchase here.
  • New Pink Cat Studio pre-orders are available here, just in time for Valentine's day!
  • New SEWeasy products pre-orders are available here.
  • Bildmalarna pre-orders are now available here.
  • Brand new Belles & Whistles pre-orders are now in the store here.

Happy shopping!


Friday, January 7, 2011

4 New Cards!!

Happy Friday, ya'll! I have 4 new Maggie cards to share with you today! I will keep my comments to a minimum, as I am also playing nurse to my hubby who had Laser PRK (similar to Lasik) surgery yesterday. He is doing really well, but I have to put lots of drops in his eyes and make sure he is not overdoing it. Have you ever tried to keep a workaholic in bed and tell them to rest? Ha!

Ok, Card #1:

I stamped and colored the images with Copics and cut them out. The swirl punches are from EK Success. I used Circle and Heart Nesties for the sentiment and the flowers are WOC. I put some clear Stickles on the purple parts of her flower.

Stamps - Traveling Tilda, Suitcase with Sign (Magnolia Stamps), sentiment is PTI
Paper - Cardstock SU, Sugar Rush DP (Basic Grey)
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Nestabilities, Fern Punch

Card #2:

using Tilda with Letter and Sugar Bag

I stamped and colored the images with Copics and cut them out. The red panel behind Tilda was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I used a tag Nesties for the sentiment and the flowers are WOC. I airbrushed the sentiment with some R37 and R35 Copic Marker.

Stamps - Tilda with Letter, Sugar Bag (magnolia Stamps)
Paper - Cardstock (SU), Bittersweet DP (Basic Grey)
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Embossing Folder (CB), Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch

Card #3:

using Shopping Tilda I colored Tilda with Copics and cut her out. The panel behind her and the sentiment were airbrushed using R83 Copic Marker. I used some CI ribbon and my bow easy to make the bow. The border punch is Martha Stewart.
Stamps - Shopping Tilda (Magnolia Stamps), sentiment (Amy R Stamps - CC Designs)
Paper - Carstock (SU), Phoebe DP (Basic Grey)
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch , Bow Easy, Ribbon (CI), Flowers (WOC), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Card #4:

using Dinner Tilda and Tin Boxes I colored the images using Copics and cut them out. I cut the boxes apart and layered them on top of one another and then layered Tilda on top - all using 3-D foam tape. The sentiment was cut using a tag nestie. Both the doily and the sentiment were airbrushed using R83 Copic Marker. I added a little Liquid Pearls to Tilda's necklace and bracelet. The flowers are WOC. You can't see it in the picture, but I added some Glossy Accents to the front of the heart cookie window.

Stamps - Dinner Tilda, Tin Boxes, Sentiment(PTI)
Paper - Cardstock (SU), Phoebe DP (Basic Grey)
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch, doily, 3-D foam tape, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents

Have a fabulous weekend! I am sure I will get lots of images colored this weekend as we will be home all weekend with hubby recovering!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Please Be Mine!

Happy Thursday, y'all! I have lots to do today, so I will make this short and sweet! :)

Pink Cat Studio has brand new digi's today!! Go check out all of the sweetness over at the other DT blogs too!
This is Lily Love Bug. I colored her with Copics and added lots of Stickles to her hearts. The sentiment is from a PTI set and was stamped over an airbrushed heart panel cut out using Nesties.
Here is a close-up of this cutie! Who wouldn't fall in love with her?

Stamps - Lily Love Bug Digi (PCS), sentiment (PTI)
Paper - Sugar Rush (Basic Grey), Bazzill and SU carstock
Ink - Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch , Flowers (WOC)