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Remember Me?!

September 1, 2012

I’m back!! After a too, too long break. I’ve really missed EVERYONE … and of course my Magnolia stamps & Copics!

If you’ve visited my blog in the past, you know that my true stamping love has always been Copics and Tilda! But, I’ve promised myself this time to take it easy and definitely not over-commit.

So, I’ve decided to only have ONE blog – my original  My Cardz  … but with LOTS of Magnolia cardz.  Unfortunately, My Magnolias will no longer be active.   I hope you’ll pop over to my other blog, I’d love to see you!   🙂

My Cardz

I must say, I’ve got ALOT of catching up to do … WOW, it’s amazing all the changes in a little less than one year. Thankfully, my Copics have not dried up! 🙂

It all started with this cutie … I had received this stamp while on the Magnolia Sweden DT, but never had the chance to color her. So very recently I decided to color her up … and that’s all it took!

Hooked once again.

Here’s a picture of the full card … not too many frills, but that’s the way I like to do My Cardz! 🙂

This cutie is TILDA LOVES FLOWERS from the Sweet, Crazy Love Collection. I’m sorry, but I didn’t keep track of the Copics I used, but promise to be much better at this in the future!

Thanks for stopping by today – I’m happy to see you all once again … it’s definitely good to be back!  😀

Golfing Tilda

September 12, 2011

Happy Monday!

Here’s another from the Winner Takes All collectionGolfing Tilda.  Don’t you love her stipped pants?!    I used some of the matching DP to paper-piece these.

My daughter needed a retirement card for a co-worker who LOVES to golf, so I thought this cutie would be perfect.

I’ve made her on an easel card and thought this sentiment matched pretty well …

We’ve been busy, busy, busy working on the next edition of the Magnolia Ink magazine – the Christmas edition!   Hopefully, I will be able to return to a more frequent posting schedule now.

Thanks for stopping in today ~ hope your week is off to a great start!

Winner Takes All sneak peek & Blog Candy Winner!

August 2, 2011

Welcome back!   I’m so excited to announce the winner of my blog candy today.   I did want to share another sneak peek from the new Winner Takes All Collection from Magnolia

This is the adorable Soccer Tilda (on Soccer Bench)

and, here’s Soccer Edwin!

Aren’t they just the cutest?!!    I think they will work so well for creating scenes for LOTS of projects for all the soccer lovers in your life.

I’ve used them on a tissue box cover …

The instructions for the tissue box cover can be found at Splitcoast StampersHERE.

And, finally ~ (drumroll, please!)

The lucky winner of the Magnolia prize package found HERE is

No. 170 – Deeana of Deeana’s Treats!!!

Congrats Deeana ~ please drop me an email with your mailing address at

Special thanks to everyone for your VERY kinds comments!    They truly mean the world to me.  I only wish I had the time to respond to each one individually.  Unfortunately, since I have started working a full-time job, my computer/crafting time has become so limited.   Please know I do appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely sentiments.   Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Nurse Tilda sneak peek, CHA photos & Blog Candy!!

July 26, 2011

Hello friends!   I’m so excited to say that I’ve just returned from Chicago where I was honored to be demonstrating various Copic marker techniques while coloring for my favorite stamp company ~ Magnolia!!    A dream come true, in my opinion!

I hope you have a few minutes — since I’ve got LOTS of photos to share!!   And, some anniversary blog candy at the end.

I was also privileged to meet two of THE nicest people in the world ~ Barbro and John of Magnolia.   It was such a wonderful time spent during CHA with them.

I also FINALLY met up with my dear friend, the amazingly talented, super nice and drop dead gorgeous, Suzanne Dean after many years of working on several DTs together.   Adding to my excitement, I was also privileged to meet Angie Hunt, Ruby Montes and Patti Jo Skoguist, three of the sweetest, most talented ladies around – all working at the Magnolia-licious mini stamp booth!   I felt so lucky to spend time with all of these wonderful people.

Angie, Suzanne, Ruby & Patti Jo

I’ll keep my chatter short today so I have room to share some of the photos I was able to take of the GORGEOUS Magnolia booth … truly my favorite at CHA.

But, I do want to share a quick sneak peek of an ADORABLE, soon to be released image from the newest Magnolia ~ Winner Takes It All collectionNurse Tilda!

I’ve made this card for another dear friend of mine and fellow crafter, who has been ill recently.  So, Nurse Tilda will soon be on her way wishing her a VERY speedy recovery!

And, finally some photos of the Magnolia booth at the summer, 2011 CHA show in Chicago, IL:

Card, cards and more BEAUTIFUL cards from the Magnolia Design Team ~ which rec’d MANY compliments from passers-by:

I’m celebrating my TWO-YEAR anniversary of being on the Magnolia Design Team with some fun goodies directly from Magnolia:

Five Mini Magnolia stamps

Four Magnolia dies

various Magnolia 6x6 papers

Four packs of Magnolia various color chandelier glass garlands

Various Magnolia 12x12 papers

5 Copic markers

If you’d like a chance to win this prize package … all you need do is add your name to the InLinkz form below.   (If you don’t have a blog, no worries – just copy and paste my blog address from above.)

I’ll choose a winner in one week, on August 2nd!

Thank you!!

Tilda with Butterfly Dress

June 22, 2011

Hello and happy Wednesday! Sorry for being MIA these last few weeks and thank you for your unending patience with me!!

Isn’t she a cutie?!    I just love ALL the stamps from the Butterfly Dreams collection.    This cutie is Tilda with Butterfly Dress.

I’ve added a little Flower Soft to Tilda’s flowers.  The FS I used was actually Polar White!   I added a few drops Copic ink from a R81 reinker and mixed it up – kind of reminded me of dying coconut!! LOL

I’ve used some of the new 6×6 papers from Magnolia ~ Sweet Rainbow, Dark Pink Rainbow flowers and Pink Plaid. I really LOVE these gorgeous new colors!   And, I added a gold LOVE charm, tied to the ribbon with gold elastic cord.

Thanks for stopping in today!   Hope you’re having a great week.


  • Magnolia ~ Tilda with Butterfly Dress
  • Magnolia 6×6 DP ~ Sweet Rainbow collection
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Flower Soft ~ polar white
  • Copic reinker ~ R81
  • Flower Soft ~ high tack PVA glue
  • Miscellaneous ribbon & gold cord
  • Love gold charm
  • White self-adhesive pearls
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics used:
  • dress – RV63, 66, 69, 99
  • skin – E000, 00, 11, 13
  • hair – E50, 51; Y26, 28
  • basket – E30, 31, 35, 57
  • leaves – YG41, 45
  • outlining – T5, 3, 1

Hello Gorgeous!

May 17, 2011

Isn’t he a handsome guy?!   I so seldom am able to use Edwin on a card, and thought he was so adorable in the new Butterfly Dreams image, that I HAD to color him up!    This is EDWIN WITH BUTTERFLY from Magnolia.

He seemed to fit perfectly on the STONE WALL image also from Magnolia.    Both have been colored with Copics.  The butterfly in his hand and the various butterflies on the card have been paper pieced using matching DP, and then a small rhinestone was attached for their bodies.

The sentiment is computer generated.

The gorgeous butterfly paper is from the new Magnolia 6×6 line for Butterfly Dreams ~ TURQUOISE BUTTERFLY.

Thanks for visiting today!


  • Magnolia ~ Edwin with Butterly
  • Magnolia ~ Stone Wall
  • PTI – stampers select cardstock
  • Magnolia ~ Turquoise Butterly 6×6 DP
  • Basic Grey ~ Capella DP (striped)
  • Basic Grey ~ Hopscoth (turquoise dots)
  • Memento ~ black ink
  • Distress ~ tumbled glass & bundled sage ink
  • MS Butterflies punch
  • Brown self-adhesive rhinestones
  • Miscellaneous brown checked ribbon
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics Used:  
  • Hair – E30, 31, 35, 37
  • Skin – E000, 00, 11, 13;  R20, 30
  • Shirt – BG10, 11, 72
  • Pants – E31, 35, 47
  • Wall – E30, 34, 43; T0, 1, 3
  • Grass – YG11; BG11, 72, 75
  • Outlining – T1, 3, 5

Feel Better Soon!

May 11, 2011

Isn’t she just the cutest?!   I love all the new images from the Butterly Dreams collection!!   This cutis is called Tilda with Lace Jeans.   This card is a circle easel shape for today’s challenge at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog – you can find a tutorial for this card HERE.

The DP is from the new Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad ~ Lauderdale. I’m in love with the rich jewel tone colors in this collection!

I thought this sentiment was perfect for what seems to be a “concerned” look on Tilda’s face!

Thanks for stopping in today.   Hope you’re having a wonderful week!


  • Magnolia Butterfly Dreams ~ Tilda with Lace Jeans
  • Gina K Designs ~ Arranged with Love sentiment
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Basic Grey ~ Lauderdale DP
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Standard Circles
  • MS Pinking Scallop edge punch
  • Smooch ~ Moonlight
  • Miscellaneous pink dotted ribbon
  • Miscellaneous teeny white buttons!
  • velvet & pearl ribbon flowers from Michaels
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics Used:
  • Jeans – RV19, 25, 29
  • Shirt – BG000, 01, 02, 05, 07
  • Shoes – E30, 31, 33, 37
  • Hair – E31, 35, 47, 49
  • Hair Bow – RV25: YG23; B39; BG05
  • Skin – E000, 00, 11, 13; R20, 30

Berry Sweet Tilda!

May 2, 2011

I’ve really been missing coloring Tilda ~ It’s been way too long! Sooooo, when I found this strawberry DP the other day, I thought it would be a perfect match for this cutie. This is Sweet Tilda from the Raising the Ceiling collection, along with Fruit Label from the A Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection.

As you can see, I went a little DOTTY crazy trying to match Tilda’s apron to the strawberries! I’ve used some Liquid Pearls in White Opal for all the dots. The sentiment is from an older PTI set called Green Thumb and it seemed to be made for the Fruit Label . . .

Hope you’re having a good week! Thanks for visiting.


  • Magnolia ~ Sweet Tilda
  • Magnolia ~ Fruit Label
  • PTI ~ Green Thumb sentiment
  • PTI – stampers select cardstock
  • Jilibean Soup ~ Chilled Strawberry Soup/Frozen Strawberries DP
  • Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities Labels Eight
  • Liquid Pearls ~ White Opal
  • Smooch ~ Moonlight
  • American Crafts ~ Dotted ribbon in Rouge
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics Used:
  • Apron – E07, 18, 19; R27
  • Shirt – E40, 41; T3
  • Skirt – Y93, 95, 97
  • Hair – YR24, 31; Y26
  • Skin – E000, 00, 11, 13; R20, 30
  • Outlining – T1, 3, 5

Pretty in PURPLE!?

March 8, 2011


I know the movie is actually Pretty in Pink,  but, I LOVE purple and thought Tilda would be perfect in this color.    🙂    I used these flowers from my garden as inspiration for this Copic color combination …



Here’s a photo of the full card:



This card was actually made for an edition of the Ett Trykk magazine from this past summer!    I had forgotten to post it here to share with you, but thought these colors might brighten a very dreary day we’re having here in Wisconsin.

 Thanks for your visit today!


  • Magnolia ~ Wedding Collection Flower Girl Tilda
  • PTI cardstock
  • Memory Box ~ Enchanted DP
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities, Petite Oval Large
  • Prima flowers
  • Stickles, icicle
  • Smooch paint, moonlight
  • Basic Grey, rhinestones
  • Miscellaneous ribbon
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics:  (to be added)

A belated Valentine!

March 3, 2011


Hello!   Sorry for my lack of posts last month  – we’ve recently sold our house and are moving to a new home in an area which is closer to family and friends!     We’ve been VERY busy working out all the details for the big move on the 21st of this month.   

I’ll try to catch up these next few days with a few cards I’ve made recently.   This was for a challenge of making a Valentine without using Red or Pink!   Now that was a tough one!

I decided to go with a black and yellow bumble bee theme, starting with paper from Bo Bunny’s new Crush 6×6 paper pad. This cutie Tilda from Magnolia is actually called Dragonfly Tilda … but I cheated and colored her as a bumble bee!



Her wings were stamped onto vellum paper, cut out and attached to the backside of Tilda and then some icicle Stickles were added.   I also added a bee button from my stash which has been attached to a black button. Trying to keep all the bees similar, I’ve added icicle Stickles to all the wings!



Thanks for stopping in today!


  • Magnolia ~ Dragonfly Tilda
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • PTI ~ flower garden sentiments bee image
  • PTI cardstock
  • Bo Bunny ~ Crush
  • Miscellaneous vellum
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Six
  • Distress ink ~ wild honey
  • Ranger ~ Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
  • Stickles ~ icicle
  • Ranger ~ Inkssentials White Opaque Pen
  • Miscellaneous gingham ribbon
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics: YR20, 21, 23, 24; E000, 00, 11, 97; R00, 12, 20, 30; T0, 1, 3, 5, 7