A Little “Friend”

Happy weekend!   Hope you’re doing well and enjoying your day.

I wanted to squeeze a fall-themed card in before we enter the HOLIDAY card-making frenzy season!

I thought this cutie, TILDA with MOUSE would fit the bill.  I do love my mouse STAMPS.  🙂

I also thought this would be a perfect card for my daughter who recently had a little surprise visitor at their home!

A little country mouse.   Awwww.

Of course she didn’t think he was quite so cute and immediately called the Orkin Man!

Needless to say, there will be no more little surprise visitors at their house!

I’ve followed the ALWAYS inspiring Jen Shults’ layout from this week’s deconstructed Sketch ~ No. 75

  Deconstructed Sketch 75

and flipped it 90 degrees.   The papers are from pinkpaislee.  The word Friend was cut with my Silhouette.

There are some BRAND new MAGNOLIA Christmas stamps up for pre-order at

Magnolia-licious ~ called the NATIVITY COLLECTION.

These  stamps are soooo adorable ~ hope you can take a peek!

But be sure to place your order soon, before they’re gone!

Thanks for popping in today.  Hope you have a GREAT week!

HM & Friends Spooky Color Challenge BH!!

Happy House Mouse Monday!! 

It’s definitely been way too long since I’ve said those words.

But, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world ~

the one and only MISS AMERICA

convinced me it was time to ink up one of these cuties and join my old teamies!!

It just so happens today is a fun BLOG HOP at the HM & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

And the challenge is …

A Spooky Color Challenge ~

Orange, PurpleLime Green and Black

If you’ve come here today via the truly AWESOME Lorraine Aquilina’s blog (aka LOLS), you’re at the right place!  If you’ve just happened stopped by today to visit, I highly suggest you take some time to enjoy the start of your day and pop over to the  House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for all the details.

I was super excited to find this lonely piece of  scrap paper I had in my scrap bin with the EXACT colors needed for today’s challenge.  Unfortunately,  I have absolutely no idea the name!

I do know that the stamp I’ve used is called Dino Treats.

These cuties were colored with Copics, of course … with a little added SMOOCH paint in green (to the dinosaur costume)

and a little orange to the pumpkin treat holder.

AND, I’ve followed my all-time favorite sketch challenge blog for this layout …

deconstructing jen

The deconstructed Sketch No. 74:

Deconstructed Sketch No. 74

Your next stop on this fun blog hop is Natascha Banning’s always inspiring blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous

Spook-tacular House Mouse Creations

and please be sure to stop back at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog

to join us for this fun challenge!

My Magnolia Days ~ 10/14 – 10/20 & 10/21 – 10/27

 Hello and Happy Weekend!

I’m late AGAIN with my calendar page from last week … it was definitely a lonnnnnnng week!

And, since it’s getting closer and closer to Halloween, I thought it was time to include some of the Magnolia Halloween cuties.

I’ve used MUMMY EDWIN for the past week …

The sentiment is computer generated, using the DRACULA

font downloaded from dafont.com.

And for this coming week, one of my favorite Maggie images ~ SO SPOOKY TILDA,

looking a little like Cinderella – pre-fairy godmother!

I’ve colored her in monochromatic colors ~ all Copic Es to match my papers from

the MME Lost & Found Halloween 6×6 paper pad…

Thanks for stopping in today ~ as always, hope you’re having a great weekend!

VERY Scary Cardz!

 Happy Weekend!!  

It may be cold and rainy here in Wisconsin (a perfect day to spend playing with stamps!),

but it’s still THE WEEKEND ~ definitely a time to be cherished in our house!

It’s been a VERY long time since I’ve colored one of my (other) favorite stamps ~ the adorable little mice!!

My twin granddaughters, Hailee & Jordynn love coloring and seeing these images –

so I thought this cutie would make a perfect VERY scary Halloween card for one of them.

Sorry the picture is a little dark, I think I need to stop using so much of the metallic glittery papers!  Sigh.

The TRICK OR TREAT words were cut using my brand spanking new Silhouette Cameo!!

Seemed to be a perfect fit for Maxwell Mouse, aka COUNT MOUSE.

 I came home from work yesterday, after a VERY long week to find a box by the front door!   Turns out a certain Mr. Nice Guy had decided to surprise me with this!!   OMG, was I ever SURPISED!!

I’m just amazed at all the fun things that can be done with this machine ~ Phew.  Thank goodness the weather is bad today.   🙂

Speaking of my MANY favorite images … this cutie, called WITCHY WRYN is a digi from Tiddly Inks.

She comes in a set with this perfectly matching sentiment.

In my search for new card layouts/sketches, I followed this week’s Sketch Challenge – SC406 at Splitcoast Stampers.

That’s it for me today, hope you weren’t too scared by these cuties!!    🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and Have a GREAT weekend!

October Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop ~ Think Pink Treats

Happy Monday!   Time for our October blog hop at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!!

Think Pink Treats

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

so the Magnolia-licious DT wants to help promote awareness/early detection

and share what this Think Pink Month is about!

We also want to honor all of those women that have or are currently fighting this disease and show our support in the fight!!

The DT has planned our own Think Pink” Celebration and we hope you can all join in.

Each DT gal has created some Sweet-PINK treats and PINK Packaging to match using those beautiful Magnolia images.

(Cupcake from Gigi’s Cupcakes …. mmmmm strawberry!)

If you’ve arrived here from the always inspiring

Cabio Tse’s blog ~ CABIO’S CRAFT CORNER,

you’re at the right place.

If you just happened to stop by today, and would like to start from the beginning to see all the Think Pink Treats, please start at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the complete list of participants.

Here’s my PINK cupcake holder, featuring TILDA WITH COZY HEART.

I followed an awesome tutorial for this cupcake holder/muffin box at the

Stempeleinmaleins Blog.

Here’s a closeup of the Magnolia tag mounted on a glittery pink heart  …

You can find this Magnolia pink ribbon sentiment stamp and others that were created specifically for Pink Ribbon Awareness at the Magnolia-licious store.

Sorry this post is so long today!    I guess I got a little carried away ….   soooo, I’ll quickly share a

Think Pink card  I made too, using some fun Pink Ribbon papers from Me & My Big Ideas.

featuring BOXING TILDA!    (Available in regular and mini)

Your next stop on this fun hop is the ALWAYS amazingly creative Ruby Montes AND THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE.   You definitely don’t want to miss taking a peek at Ruby’s Think Pink project.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous

Pink-a-licious Creations

and please be sure to stop back at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun too!

My Magnolia Days … 10/7 to 10/13

Hello again!   Had to pop in quickly to post My Magnolia Days calendar page for this week.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness this month, this week is Think Pink Week!

This cuite is TILDA WITH TAG.

The pink ribbon themed papers are from a paper pad I found at Hobby Lobby by Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI).

If you’re interested, I’ve added a tab to my blog where I’ll be adding all past and upcoming My Magnolia Days calendar pages.

Thanks for stopping in today.   Hope you can stop back tomorrow for a new Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop.

Wish Upon a Star …

Happy World Card Making Day!!

I’ve been dying to use this new Tilda stanp and I have to tell you … she’s my new FAVORITE!

I think it’s the hair, I just have way tooo much coloring these cuties.   🙂

This is TILDA CATCHING STARS from the Princes & Princesses Collection.

I’m always searching for new card layout ideas since I always struggle with this, and found the most awesome blog

with TONS of awesome card sketches …

deconstructing jen

So, for my card today, I’ve used Deconstructed Sketch 72

Deconstructed Sketch 72

My version …

Unfortunately, I used some silver metallic cardstock for the small side piece on the right and it definitely does NOT like to be photographed very well!!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

Wizard Tilda and Blog Candy Winner … a little late!

Talk about a perfect image for a card or project for ANY Harry Potter fan!

This cutie is called WIZARD TILDA, and she’s available in regular size and mini at the Magnolia-licious store.

Here’s a quick photo of the full card …

And now on to the more important information!!

I was lying in bed last night and it dawned on me that I completely forgotten that I promised to announce the winner of my blog candy from my Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge post on October 1st!!

So, here I am … late again!!   I’ll have to add some EXTRA goodies to the package!

Here’s the lucky number, picked using Random.org:

Now, if I’ve counted correctly (double and triple checked) No. 8 is CATHY LEE!!!

Yay, Cathy!   Thank you for your VERY kind comment.

I’ll send you an email to get your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone for your patience with me … I’m amazed no one reminded me!   You’re all too nice.   🙂

Wish I could give a prize to everyone!

Thanks for visiting today.

VERY Scary Halloween Treat Bags!

Happy Monday!  AND, happy October 1st!!   Where did September go?!!

  Time for a new challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.   This month, the awesome Angela Wood is our host and the challenge she has chosen is to make a

Halloween project, but NO CARDS!

So, I’ve made these Halloween treat bags with the SUPER scary SO SPOOKY TILDA from the 2009 So Spooky Collection

Don’t ya love her purple hair!?

And here’s BAT TILDA, also from the So Spooky Collection

Scary, huh?!

And, finally, the scariest of the bunch ~ DRACULA EDWIN

😀  Obviously, I’m totally kidding about how scary these guys are …

it’s pretty hard to make these adorable characters look scary IMO!   They’re just way too cute!

I hope you’ll join us for this fun challenge!

HOW TO PLAY

-Enter your Halloween project HERE by October 31st… but, remember, NO CARDS!

-Must use at least ONE Magnolia Stamp

-Only New Projects, no Back-linked projects will be accepted

Be sure to pop over to the Magnolia-licous Highlites Blog

to see the REALLY scary and amazing projects from the uber-talented DT!

And, don’t forget if you’re looking for the best prices on any Magnolia stamps and supplies,

be sure to stop over at the Magnolia-licious Store!

Thanks for visiting!