Thursday, December 23, 2010

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Thank Goodness for my silhouette or I would never had got my christmas cards done and I still barely made it. With work and all the things that go along with this Holiday Season( shopping , shopping ,shopping ) I had a hard time getting my cards done. Of course I had planned to have them done by October but.............they got done 12/19. I still have lots of wrapping to do so better make this short .
Have a Wonderful Holiday Season Everyone!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I don't normally send out thanksgiving cards but I really like Beccy's digi designs and wanted to use them on a card. If you have not visited Beccy's place blog you are missing out on some wonderful and Free!! digi's. I felt this image was so wonderfully done on her site that I had to give it a try. I hope you like it I used the same image on various layouts. I hope the recepients enjoy them too.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tilda in a Basket

I love these sitting Tilda's there are so many options you have of where you can sit them. I chose this basket stamp that I have had for some time now . I usually fill the basket with flowers or some times a peeping pup. This Tilda I thought would be perfect for a birthday basket she already has on her party dress. The background paper is glitter too bad it does not show up well on photos it adds so much to the card. I used MS lattice punch for a decorative touch to this easel card. Tilda is attached with foam dots for added dimension . Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treat Bag Tilda challenge this month was to use a paper bag for your project with a autum theme with your Magnolia stamps. I chose tilda on a broom for a Halloween theme. I added the silhouette of the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz and some small stamped spiders. I first covered the front of the bag with purple cardstock to use as a background on my paper bag. Tilda is colored with copic markers the witch silhouette was cut with the silhouette machine. Sorry for the blurry photo but thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another Baby Project

Hi just a quick post to show you another baby name plaque. This one is for my neighbor who brought home her baby boy named Kaiden. His nursery is a animal theme so I did the plaque accordingly. I added a stamp with a baby verse and also added a stamp that says all boy. Told you this would be quick if you want to see the other baby plaques I made click here and here

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hello Halo

I just finished making birth announcements for my grandaughter her parents have not had a chance to have professional photos taken yet so I used my camera for some quick shots. Needless to say there is a reason we pay professionals to take photos especially of infants after about 50 shots I finally got one I liked. You would think my battle was over but then printing at home it was almost impossible to get her coloring to print out correctly. I gave up on trying to get her hair color correct (a sandy auburn). Making the actual annoucements were a breeze I used scrap paper , ribbon and lace ,MS lattice punch and a flower punch. This 2 pocket card uses very little paper and is kind of a mini version of these annoucements I made a while back for a friend but not quite as substantial . The pattern for the annoucements only takes a 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 piece of paper, 2 score lines at 3 1/2 and 7 ,two cuts a couple of folds and you are done. If you would like the complete instructions check here. Thanks for dropping by Alicia

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tilda in Lavender

I have not had a chance to make a card in awhile but I did do this pretty Tilda a few weeks ago. I think that the magnolia stamps make such beautiful easel cards pretty to display in any little girls room or to keep in their treasure box. I used my silhouette to make a frame for my tilda to sit on and then just added flowers,ribbons and other knick knacks to fill the frame. I sprinkled fine glitter across tilda to give her a magical glow. I hope you like it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

In a Jam

Just a quick post with a card challenge from . We just had to make a card using the pocket pattern provided. I used a $1 stamp colored it with copics left room for a message and added a tag that could be used for a gift or just left in the card for the recipient. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Friend is a Treasure

Hello everyone if you remember the post about my nieces girlfriend getaway for which I made stationary sets (if you would like to see them click here these are some add on items I made to go with them. My niece asked if I could make a couple of items to compliment the stationary set. I made flower pot cards using my sihouette and a pattern from my scrappy chic. The flowers are punches glued on to jumbo paper clips that can be used as book markers. I stamped a friendship poem on the inside and added a stand to the back of the card. The second item I made was a photo holder made from a giant clothes pin. I painted the pins with acrylic paint to match there stationary sets added punched flowers and photos I printed to look like polaroids and added a caption to the bottoms. If you would like to see another example of what to do with those jumbo clips checkout Tammart cards and paper crafts here
If you would like to see other girls getaway crafts I have done look here
Have a great week!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another Baby Shower

Well I am back to making shower invites this time for a friend of the family. They are expecting a little boy in September ,the nursery is a nautical theme so that is where I took my inspiration from. First I made the invites using my silhouette to cut out the base of the card with one of their images. I also cut the sailboat with the silhouette and used my cuttlebug folder for extra texture. The gift is another baby plaque like I did for my (soon to be grandaughter) the boy plaque is with a nautical theme to tie into the nursery. Now the card is my least favorite I think it has somehthing to do with seeing such perfect ones over at the cutting cafe, where the template for the sailboat comes from. Thanks for letting me share with you

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Scrapbook Page?

Yes I do scrapbook and since my sub title says scrapbook cards and more I thought I would share a scrapbook page with you. I did this for a challenge over at . We had to make a male page with the colors red,navy and black. This is my nephew Alex striking a pose with his ball and bat. I used my silhouette to make the Giant baseballs with his name and also used it for the border of baseballs. Thanks for stopping by it will be back to cards next post.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mojo Monday 151

Just a quick Mojo post today. My card uses gold stickers for the hands I embossed the verse in gold and the frame and mat were cut from my silhouette. Told you this was a quick post I have a full day of errands to run. So I am out.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm Going to be a Grandma

My oldest Stepdaughter is due in September she is having a little girl ( Halo). The shower was today and I thought I would share the card and plaque I made for her. The baby's nursery is blue and green that is why you don't see pink. The card is a easel style this way she can disply it in the baby's room if she wants. The decorative frame and label were cut with my silhouette. The plaque base was made from recycled armoire packaging. I used pattern paper along with flowers and baby Angel cut from my silhouette. I also added a gift bag full of baby shoes with a tag that reads " A girl can never have too many shoes" I saw this done at another shower and just loved it so I could not wait to do it. Well thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well my birthday was the 17th of this month but I am just finishing up and sending out the last of my thank you notes. This card is going to my friend Susan who had a crop on my birthday there were 6 of us and she was a perfect hostess . She provided breakfast,lunch,dinner,goody bags and prizes we had a great time and she even baked me a cake to take home. I ended my birthday at my moms with friends and family it was a really good Birthday. Well back to the card it was easy to make with my silhouette. I used a silhouette card die cut and label die(soorry forgot to write down the anames of die cuts) I love the intricate cut out of the card it makes a simple card look so elegant.Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nice People

Wow it is so good to know their are still nice people in the world. I know this because I received a beautiful card from someone I don't know and who does not know me (IRL). We have not even communicated through email we just belong to the same online group Magnolia yahoo group. Within this group are a select number of ladies make birthday cards for everyone in the group (which is a lot). Well I received mine from Christina. Let me tell you it was one of the most beautiful cards I have ever received. I in return sent here a thank you card which I made with my silhouette and added a magnolia stamp it pales in comparison to her card. Here is her card below.,if you would like to see more of her beautiful work you can find it on her blog

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stationary Set

This is one of my favorite gifts to make they are quick and easy and use very little paper to make. I first saw this idea on Nicole Heady's blog and said hmmm I think I can make that. I was lucky to find a design similar to the cover on Splitcoast stampers . I used my crafters companion envelopemaker to make the envelope boxes that hold the stationary. Just rite stamps were used for the monograms and embossed to give a more professional look. I also used my cuttlebug strip folders to add texture to the bottom of the note card. The matching Tilda card was made using my silhouette to make the doily background. I added a few more sets that I have made to show you all the possibilities. tfl.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th 2010

Happy 4th of July everyone this week I am participating in the Magnolia birthday bash blog sketch challenge. the theme had to be red white and blue and they provided a sketch . I must say I took some liberties with the sketch (no pun intended LOL!). I used a side step card I figured the side panel would be the large panel in the sketch and the scored first step would be the smaller horizontal panel.
I dressed my tilda in red and blue using copics the statue of liberty cut out was done with my silhouette with a mamaslegacy GSD. Unfortunately mamaslegacy has closed her online shop she had wonderful designs for cut files. I used thickers for the back panel I love the glitter thickers. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the Magnolia birthday blog bash for more great projects.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Just a quick post to share my Fathers Day cards. I made a card for my Dad and DH the golfer is for my dad . I cut the golfer with my sihouette and the border with my spellbinder die. The outside describes the perfect golfer and the inside says "enough about Tiger Woods this card is for the best Dad" The card with the truck is for my DH the image is a digi stamp I am sorry I don't have the blog of who did it will edit post when I remember. The frame was cut with my silhouette I colored everything with copics.The outside reads Honey guess what you are getting for Fathers Day, the inside of this card reads You are getting a handmade card with a truck on it (all I could afford).
Thanks for stopping by today talk to you next post.

Monday, June 14, 2010

2 challenge Day

Hello I have 2 cards for you today, one is for the Mojo Monday challenge and the second is for the splicoast challenge TlC. Once again I had a hard time with liking my mojo card I think I am a little out of practice. I did end up turning the sketch just so I could find something I could live with. My second card is for the Splicoast challenge this week it was to make a one layered card which is a challenge for me. I love simple cards but I seem to want to put everything I own on a card and it also helps to have layers to cover up mishaps. my motto is there is nothing a embellishment won't fix. I used Daisy D's stamp for the image and embossed it with zinc embossing powder. The card was cut with my silhouette that is how I got the loops on the botttom.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Magnolia Birthday Bash #4

Well it is another day and I do like this card much better than yesterday's card for mojo 142. This card is a challenge for Magnolia Birthday Bash going on over at the birthday bash blog . The challenge was pretty simple make a easel card using a magnolia stamp , two of my favorite things so easy peasy!!! I used some Cricket Cosmo paper, Bazzil solid, Copics and the frame was cut with my silhouette.Thanks for stopping by .

MOJO 142

Okay not to happy with my card I was so excited to find the time for a mojo challenge
but this sketch gave me fits. I am still not happy with it and just finally gave up. I think my center slanted panel is just to small. Oh well tomorrow is another day.
I just used scraps from my stash for the paper cut the swirls at the bottom with my silhouette along with the small square in the middle the ribbon is Bazzil. Hopefully next time I will have a better card for you tfl.