Sunday, November 14, 2010

Starting Off with a Magnolia Monday...

I am up bright and early this Monday morning with a Magnolia card to share. Over the weekend I started to dig into all of my un-used stamps and played. And I really mean played! I colored up several images, and completed a couple cards. All the while I ignored the fact that I have to get my house ready for holiday company. Yes that is a sign of a stamp addict. LOL!
As soon as I saw this Magnolia Stamp I had to have it. My daughter sings so this card was made in honor of all the fond memories she gave me when she was growing up of her beautiful singing talent. I am her biggest fan!
The card layout is from this weeks card sketch at "Just Magnolia" challenge blog.
This card will also be entered in the following challenges:
Supply List: Copics, Wild Orchid Flowers, Prima Flowers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey DP, Ribbon from my stash, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Spellbinders Label Die, Magnolia Stamp from Magnolia-lious

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Getting My Ducks In A Row...

Hi Everyone! I know it's been awhile since I have last posted. But I am getting back on track. Since I have stepped down from the Pixie Cottage DT I have gotten a bit side tracked doing a little bit of this and that. Mostly that!LOL! I love the Pixie Cottage gals and the company's stamps but you can't image all of the stamps I have not touched since I joined the team back when it had first started! Oh my heavens, it is a sin to let them all sit un-inked! So that is my plan, to use my un-inked stamps and my stock of cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies. If I don't I can't justify buying new stamps and supplies now can I? But then again, since when does that stop a stamping addict!
Today I have a card made using a stamp from one of my favorite stamp artists, Sandra Hammer from the Pixie Cottage. Isn't Hannah with her umbrella adorable? She goes perfect with the "Ducks In A Row" paper from October Afternoon. I LOVE October Afternoon. I used the same paper to do paper piecing. I colored the image with copic markers.
I will be back soon with something new to share. Thanks for stopping by!
Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Paper Punch, Cloud dies from Papertrey, Martha Stewart solid cardstock, Neenah Crest White

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Celebrating My Friends Blog Anniversary...that means Yummy Candy!

My friend Joynana has some really sweet goodies to give away on her wonderful blog LOVE THAT PAPER.
I met Joyce a little over a year ago in Hobby Lobby, of all places. We were destined to meet. She was on a mad search for a Scor-Pal. But much to the loss of Hobby Lobby they don't sell it. So being a sister to my fellow crafters that I am , I had to butt into her conversation and tell her where she could purchase one. I knew the young man had no idea what Joyce was looking for. Ever since that day I have been blessed by a great, caring friend. Shortly after we met. Joyce started her blog. Wow! This girl is so creative, original and witty. She makes me laugh. I love watching for the next card or project she is going to create. Joyce is also the Queen of challenges. This girl doesn't just join challenges she wins them!!!! Then as any good friend would do, she calls me and rubs it in my face! Then tells me to get busy! LOL! Gotta love friends like that!
If you have never been to my friends blog, be sure to pop on over to Joynana's blog at LOVE THAT PAPER.
I can honestly say you will make Joyce's day.
As you do mine by stopping by my blog.
And I hope you all have a blessed day!
I promise to get a card posted by the weekend.
Sending you happy thoughts and good wishes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Playing with Pixie Digi's

Stopping by to share another Pixie Cottage card with you. This one is also colored with Prismacolor Pencils. This card isn't showing up on the Pixie Cottage blog this week because it really doesn't follow the theme of "Something Sweet". I had this card made for a week and intended to make another one but I am taking care of my mom right now so my card making got kicked to the side for a few days.
Anyways I made this card using Sandra Hammer's Spooky Tree Background and Andrea Seiler's
South End Witch. You my also recognize the Magnolia Pumpkin from Magnolia-lious.
The Pixie Cottage Images are digi images. But the Magnolia Pumpkin is a stamp. I colored the background using various shades of blue stamp pads and a make up sponge. The sewing was done with my cute new little purple Pixie Sewing Machine by Singer. The swirly die cuts are from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Prima flowers and buttons from my stash were also used. The ribbons were also from my stash also. The decorative paper is from Making Memories.
Be sure to pop over to the Pixie Cottage Challenge Blog to see the challenge they have for you this week. The design team has some wonderful cards to show you also.
This past week I was so honored to receive this award from two dear friends.

It came first from my buddy Joyce aka "Joynana" . Her blog is Love That Paper.
Joyce and I met just a year ago in Hobby Lobby of all places. LOL. and have been friends ever since. She started her blog shortly after and has passed me up in followers. She is a very talented lady.

Then there is my friend Brenda aka Benzi. I met Brenda over at Splitcoast Stampers. She is very well know over there with all of her beautiful cards. She is also the queen of challenges at Splitcoast. Brenda's blog is Benzi Stampz.
I hope you can find time to visit both of these wonderful ladies.

OK as tradition goes with this award I have to tell you 7 things you may not know about me...

1. I AM GOING TO BE A GRAMMOMMY! My daughter is 5 months pregnant and we are going to find out if she is going to have a boy or girl TODAY! This will be my first grandchild.

2. I have a little dog called "Zoe". That I am crazy about. She is very spoiled. Zoe is part Shih Tzu and part poodle. I love animals. Especially dachshunds. I had two that lived to be 16 years old.

3. I love coffee!!!!!!!!!!!! Having Carmel Lattes with my son is an extra treat. I also love ice cream and really can put it away! Chocolate too!

4. I collect "Ziggy" Stamps from the artist Tom Wilson that was put out by Stampendous in the 80's. I also have collected a few coffee mugs with Ziggy on them. (Someday I will take a picture of all of my Ziggy Stamps. I am slowly using them.)

5. I am very sentimental. I have under the bed boxes that I have saved all kinds of things that were from my kids growing up.

6. I first was going to make scrapbooks for my grown children. I took over a year organizing photos. I then started searching for ideas on the Internet. Found Splitcoast. Tried rubber stamping and that was it! The addiction began. So far I have one scrapbook page make for each of my two children. The ones I have posted on my blog. With my friend Joyce's encouragement I hope to start working on them real soon!

7. I truly believe in the golden rule you treat others as you would like them to treat you.



Speaking of friends Joynana is giving away some blog candy. So you will need to pop over and see what kind of goodies she is giving away. Here blog is HERE.

I am going to pass this award to the following people who have encouraged me, taught me skills, answered numerous question on how to do certain techniques and things. They have been as sweet as can be to me. I would also send them back to Brenda and Joyce but I don't think I am suppose to do that. So instead I will just send them a big ole' hug!

1. Michelle at the Pixie Cottage. Her personal blog is HERE.

2. Katie at the Pixie Cottage. Her personal blog is HERE. Katie has her own challenge blog too. Called "Cooking it up with Katie". You need to check it out if you like to do challenges. It is great! You can find a link on Katie's blog.

Both of these ladies are so sweet. I have enjoyed them both.

3. Risa from the Pixie Cottage she has always had an encouraging word for me. Risa's blog is HERE.

4. Actually I would like to send this award to all of the gals at the Pixie Cottage they are all such sweethearts!

5. My friend Sharon Caudle. I love this girl. What a kind hearted soul. And what amazing talent! Her blog is HERE.

6.I have to give one to Mina. This girl took time to teach me about distress inks and copics. What a sweetie. Her blog is HERE. Her cards are just gorgeous!

7. Last but not least....Janiel. Without Janiel I would of never been introduced to Michelle at the Pixie Cottage. Also Jan's work is stunning, Always original and so beautifully colored. Her work will knock your socks off! Then she is a sweetheart to top it off! Janiels blog is HERE.

I know I could list more sweet bloggers. I have had so many people I have never met offer a hand of friendship to me through blogging. What a wonderful instrument these computers are.

Thanks to all of you who have stopped by to take a peak at my card today. Today is Wednesday. You have made it half way through the week. So hang on!!!!

Have a beautiful day,


Monday, October 18, 2010

Pixie Cottage Friends...

Here I am doing one of those late night/early morning posts. This is what crafter's do when they can't sleep. At least this crafter anyways...
Here's card I made this past week for my friends over at the Pixie Cottage. This image is called "Cuddly Cute" by the very talented Alisa Ramirez.
I colored this cute stamped image with colored pencils.
The scene behind this adorable bear and his friends was made by using a sizzix leaf die and store bought flowers. How easy is that!! The grass was done with Martha Stewart's grass paper punch.
The paper you see is from Basic Grey and The Paper Studio.
Be sure to pop over to Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. Michelle has some beautiful new Pixie Cottage Stamps in stock. (I also bought my grass paper punch and Basic Grey Paper at Michelle's fabulous store! Do I sound like a fan or what!) Also if you leave a comment HERE at the Pixie Cottage Blog you could win a free stamp. You MUST leave your comment before Oct. 20th. So be sure to hurry!
Michelle is also giving away Blog Candy for the month of October on her personal blog Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. Michelle has the biggest heart! She is always giving away something!
Well it is 3:00 A.M. here in the south so I guess I will try to snooze. I hope you all have a wonderful week! I will be back later this week with another card. My daughter has her 31st. birthday this week.(HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!) So I will be working on her card. How is it that our children get older but we don't? That is amazing isn't it!LOL!
I have a few other projects in the works that are not just cards so I hope you will continue to check back with me from time to time to see what's new from the insomniac crafter!

OPPS! one more thing before I go...

I really want to thank everyone that has left comments lately. You have blessed my heart! I am a bit behind in my blog visiting. There has been so much "stuff" going on here. I will get by to see you all. Until then. ((Hugs)) and thank you!

And to the Pixie Cottage Gang LUV YA! and thanks for all of the sweet, kind, thoughts and wishes!

Congrats to my dear friend Joynana on her one year Blog anniversary!!!! You can see all of the beautiful cards Joyce has made HERE.