Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Stuff Candy! No Calories!

If you want to try to win some free stamping candy with no calories or just check out some of the most BEAUTIFUL cards you have ever seen, go check out Jacquies blog and tell her how beautiful her projects are!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturdays Card!

Hello Everyone!
I needed a birthday card so decided to make this last night for a girl at work today. Then I realized I have about 4 birthdays needing cards and decided to make a few of them. So of course I decided what challenges I could combine together and came up with this.
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Cake and Ice Cream
Color and Create - Colors of fruit (they have a picture of fruit on their site)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
ICopic Lover - Yellow Pink Tangerine (worked good with fruit)
7 kids blog challenge - squares
Creative Inspirations - Stripes
My image is a digital stamp. Itt is from Whimsy's. It is a really cool cake called Topsy Turvy. It was fun to make this card with it. I colored it with copic markers and glitter pens and then added some more glitter. The ds papers are from the Sweet Shop paper pack from DCWV. The cardstocks are from Papertrey Ink, Lemon Tart and Melon Berry. I used some fun ribbon that is half pink and half yellow. I used nestibilities on the image and stampin up sentiment and punches. Also combined some misc flowers with a stampin up glitter brad.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fridays Card! Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! I know I am happy it is friday! Even tho it is my weekend to work I am always glad to see friday!
Today is time for the challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!. Hope on over and see what the other design team members have done. Our challenge this week is to dry emboss or paper piece your card.
I choose to use a Peddlers Pack image. (Some of you may have seen my accidental sneak peak on monday).
I love how all my purples turned out. I have used embossing folders in a couple of places. Although they didnt show up as much as I would like. but they do IRL.
I used several Nestiblities for this card. The circles and even the rickrack at the bottom. The ribbon is some I found in several colors. I am always seeing the wrinkle ribbon on different sites and found this. I cant remember where tho. But IRL it actually mataches the card better. I just love this bunny from Peddlers Pack.
If you are interested in purchasing this bunny I have a link to Peddlers Pack on the side bar or you can contact me and I can get it for you also.
I have colored my bunny with copic markers and added some glitter. I even used Nestibilites for the purple doodahs under the flowers on the right side. Used several colors of purples and some of the new papers from Paper Garden I think its called that I received with all my goodies for designing my Peddler Pack cards.
I also did embossing on this card for the challenge at 2 Sisters Challenge. So you can check out all their creations also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursdays Card! Oops Not a Card!

I made this project awhile ago. I made two actually. One I gave as a birthday gift to a friend. I didnt know what I wanted to put on hers so I just put Happy Birthday and her name. This one has a cute sentiment. You can use rubons but when I got the materials for this, the rubons were a ridiculious price like $10 or something. So this is just a vellum sentiment that I put on and used a sparkly mod podge over the top. I found all of the materials for this at Craft Warehouse. They are really cool. I might end up putting this in my bathroom because it is pink. Right now it is on top of a cabinet in my stamp room. I was also thinking of hooking it up so it comes on when I turn on my other lights. I have about 4 lamps that I am working on fixing so when I flip a switch they all come on. Right now only three do. So I was going to work this into it when I redo my switches.
I heard something interesting this week. I am sure you all can tell I am a cat lover. Fred Meyers has an ad on the radio that says cat lovers are Mysterious and Creative. I like the sound of that. I keep missing what all they say about dog lovers. I know they say loyal but I dont remember the other adjective. Not nearly as interesting as Mysterious and Creative right?
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesdays Card!

Todays card is very simple. I bought a sheet at Peddlers Pack and it had these punch outs and you just add the layers to 3-d it. It comes with everything except your base card and if you want to layer. So I added the base card and one color for layering. Also the ribbon.
I want a car like this!
Happy Stampin! (or no stamping)
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesdays Card!

Tilda With Butterfly Dress
I just love this little gal. She is soooo cute! She is one of the newest Tilda Magnolias from the butterfly dreams collection.
I made her for several challenges.
Magnolia Down Under - Distressing I choose to use inks as distressing.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Pastels
Totally Tilda - How Does your Garden Grow
I really like how this card turned out. For how does your garden grow, I choose a sentiment from Peddlers Pack and also used a Martha STewart picket fence punch. I added some flowers, ribbon and a rhinestone swirly I have had for a while. The flowers I just got at Peddlers Pack on sunday and thought they added to the distressed look!
Of course I colored this little Maggie with copic markers.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mondays Card! Peddlers Pack!

Edited: Sorry guys, I originally posted the wrong card. So if you saw a different card earlier, you are not crazy. You just got a sneak preview of fridays card. This is still a Peddlers Pack stamp and very cute. But I havent used it before as I had mentioned.
This is what happens when you give the only sample to the owners ahead of the posting. Bad Girl!
Today I have another Peddlers Pack card! If you like their stamps and the cards I make with them, I am going to start having a special right here on my blog. You will be able to order the stamps I use from me and I can send them to you and you might even get one of these lovely card samples to go with them.
I am going to be learning how to put the buy now button on my blog. In the meantime, if you love these samples and the stamps, just send me an email at
For my card today, I am entering it into the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration: Plain and Simple. Max two ds papers and 4 flowers.
Little Red Wagon Misting. I used glimmer mist all around the card except for the image. I know its kind of hard to see in the picture.
And Lastly:
sketch Saturday sketch of course!
So I hope you all just love this little bunny. I loved him so much this is my 2nd card with him so far.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sundays Card!

Here is one of my newest maggies. She is sooo stinking cute! Dont ya think? Maybe not if you arent a Maggie lover but I definately am!
Here are the challenges for todays card:
:Sweet Stop - sketch
Flutter by Wednesday - rainbow of colors/something with wings
Stamp & Create - Love
Just Magnolia - Love You
So I used the sketch from the sweet stop. I had a hard time finding sketches this week.  For Flutter by Wednesdays I used the striped ds papers from Nanas Nursery Baby Boy I think from DCVW and a butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. I added some glitter and rhinestones.
For the two love challenges I used a Love you sentiment from Stampin Ups Well Scripted.
If you want some great stamps and embellishments and get them quickly you can order from Lacey at Stamp & Create. They are in Florida right now but getting ready to move to a whole new state and you still get your order with a sweet little gift in just a few days. Their service is GREAT! Just like Tony the Tiger used to say!
Remember him?
I have something new planned for everyday this week. Some Maggies and some not.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, February 18, 2011

February Mingle Card!

I joined the February Mingle on the Magnolia Yahoo group. Once you sign up you get paired  up with someone and you send each other a card. If you are real nice you might send some stamped images or embellishments. This is the card I recieved yesterday. There were also some stamped magnolia images.
It is an easel card and my Mingle partner was Beth Babcock. I would direct you to her website but she doesnt seem to have one.
I think this card she sent is adorable.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Easter Bunny Peddlers Pack!

Here's  my second card for this months Peddlers Pack samples. This cute bunny is in a dining room chair with her Easter Basket. I colored her with my copic markers and added some glitter. With my supply pack Joyce from Peddlers Pack gave me this month I am using some new dp that she was just unpacking when I was there. I think she said its from Paper Garden. She had about 6-8 different colors with sweet little prints. I am working on a card now with some dancing rabbits that will  be in lavenders and greens. Love those colors together. The weekend is almost here and I cant wait to get back to my projects. It has been a very busy week.
Also for this card, I used a Martha Stewart punch down the side. Added some ribbon and flowers. The ribbon doesnt show up very well but it adds just a little touch. The flowers are different peachy colors layered together. The sentiment is also Peddlers Pack and is cut out with my nesties. I also used th nesties on my bunny.
I hope you enjoy this card.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Peddlers Pack Easter Bunny!

Isnt this just the cutest little Easter Bunny! This is one of my cards for my Peddlers Pack samples. I colored the bunny with copic markers. Then added a little glitter. I used my circle nestiblities and used Tim Holtz distressed inks on the edges of the papers with Vintage Photo (I think). I used the little bunny trail stamp to point the way to the Easter egg hunt. I added some flowers and dew drops and a fluffy bow.
I am working on some more fun Easter cards with my new set of Peddlers Pack stamps. Just out their link on my side bar. You can order from them and get your own adorable Easter Bunny!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Magnolias!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diana Crick at just sent out and email to the whole Magnolia Yahoo group I joined that she has the new line of Magnolias in stock. 1st she thought it was just for pre ordering then she said they were in stock!!!!!!!!
I cant wait to get mine! I just ordered 4 of them. I am a bad bad girl!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Whats Cooking!

Here is a cute little chef Tilda. Not sure if that is her real name. Guess I should go thru all my Tildas and find out their real names.
I am making up some kits to sell at Peddlers Pack. This is one of the first two I am taking in. My card yesterday is the other one. They will come with everything to make one card plus a colored photo and instructions.
I hope they do good. I have been so excited I have lost sleep several nights.
So I colored this little gal with copic markers. I used the Magnolia whats cooking sentiment. Added a couple of papers from the  DCWV Sweet Treats paper pack and some flowers, ribbons and dew drops from my stash.
Hope you like her!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Photo Tent!

I love this little Tilda. I think she is so cute. I used the sketch for this card from CLP sketch challenge #33.
Also for Totally Tilda Challenge I made it an easter card. That is their challenge this week.
I recieved yesterday my photo tent. I have been ordering lots of fun stamping stuff from for about a year and have been complaining mostly to myself how my pictures have been turning out and its such a hassle to find the right light and move my lamps all around. So the light in my head that has been off during all these orders finally clicked and and said, while you are ordering stamping supplies from Ritz Camera why dont you order photography supplies! Duh! So I used the photo tent for the 1st time and I like the way it turned out. I need to play with it some more and then hopefully perfect it.
But if you ever want some great stuff go check out Ritz Camera. They have 20% off everything. They have paper packs, copic markers, spellbinders, cuttlebug, cricut, flowers, dew drops, all kinds of bling. Storage stuff. They are great!
For my card today, I used papers from a DCVW garden party paper pack. Then I pulled a bunch of stuff out of my stash, little bunnie brads, ribbon from codwholesale, little rhinestones. Besides Tilda, I used two Peddler Pack stamps, The bowl and then the eggs are both from Peddlers Pack.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Here is my card for the design team at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. I got to pick the challenge for this month and it was to have something edible on your card. I wanted this to be a rootbeer float and make the bubbles look realistic. So I used Sweeten Condensed Milk on my card. I painted it on and then heated it with my heat gun to make it look bubbly. The only problem with this is it taste so Yummy while I am working with it. We also got to use a digital stamp fromLaurettas Digital stamps. So I choose this image.
The teal papers are from Cookbookin and the red checkered paper are some digital papers I had leftovers of. I also used the sketch from sketch saturday for the layoout of my card. Added some ribbon and these little spoons.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A co-worker of my hubbys had her first grandbaby. So he asked me to make a card for her. I pulled out my Verve set that I have had for awhile. I wasnt sure what sentiment to put on it so I put quite a few. I think I covered all the bases.
I colored it with copic markers and used some nesties and stampin up punches. Added a few flowers. The card base is white and layered with Blushing Bride. I also used the Very Vanilla seam binding from stampin up.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Distress Ink Candy!

If you want a chance to win an online class to learn coloring with distressed inks hop on over and check out Scrap Girl. If you arent interested but want to see some great cards hop on over anyway.
Her blog is great!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Birthday Cake Tilda!

This is my other Tilda I received on friday. It is also the ingredients for the 2nd Magnolia kit swap I am going. Also a birthday card. I forgot to take a picture of the inside. It is really cute. Maybe I will do that later and post it.
I used lots of stuff I have had around for awhile. The designer paper, the brads and ribbons, The greenish cardstock is Close to My Heart. It went better with the designer paper than any stampin up color I had. It is called Kiwi. I used some nestiblities and colored Tilda with copic markers. I am not real happy with the color of her skin but oh well, Didnt want to start over.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2nd Post Today!

Tilda With Big Ribbon
Here is one of my new Tildas. Just came in the mail on friday. She is Tilda With Big Ribbon. I think she is really  cute. I may have added too much pink with this card but Oh Well! What can I say? I was working on my kits for the magnolia kit swap I joined. I have never done a swap like this before. I signed up for two kits in this swap. So I spent my morning putting them together. You have to have 2 sheets of designer papers. One sheet of cardstock, 24" of ribbon and 4-6 embellishments. All for 6 cards each. Then we get 5 sets back, I think! Oh, also three stamped images. Also if you want you could make a project yourself and add a picture of it with the kit. So I decided to do that and this is what I came up with .
I used a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp. Then I went with the challenge from Magnolici lious Highlites pink, silver, white and hearts.
The sentiment is again from a Verve set, Circular Sayings. I really love this set for this size of sentiment. I just forget to use it alot. Too many stamps you think? No Way!  The designer papers are from Stampin Up and the pink cardstock is bazzil. The ribbon is Raspberry Fizz from Papertrey Ink. There are some misc embellishments. The rhinestone butterfly, flower and dew drops. I used the heart nesties also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Marvin Is Back!

Marvin w/ Daisies
Do you remember Marvin? He was around at Halloween on a couple of cards. Now he is back for the spring. I think he is so cute. He is a digital image from   The Stamping Bazaar. I used the sketch from Creative Inspirations for this card. It is their challenge for this week. I found a new challenge that has to be animals only over at Fuzzy Wuzzy. Their challenge was for the card to be birthday wishes.
Crafty Catz challenge is plaid or tartan this week. I used this purple plaid digital paper. Unfortunately I cant remember where I got it. And for the last challenge for this card was to use Kraft cardstock at Little Red Wagon.
So I hope you enjoy Marvin. I think he is adorable. I colored him with copic markers and glittered the flowers. Also I used Grape Crush cardstock and ribbon from Stampin Up. I think my "Kraft" cardstock is actually Sahara Sand. The sentiment is from Verve. I used my nestibilities and you cant see it very well but in the left hand corner there is a sahara sand circle that I embossed with an embossing folder out of the cupcake set from cuttlebug that is some cool flowers. I added several types of misc flowers.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tilda Spreads Love Again!

Tilda Spreads Love
Here is Tilda Spreads Love again. I guess she just has alot of love to go around!
I colored her with copic markers and added a little bit of glitter pen to her. You cant see the charm on the lower left very well but it just spells out love. It came as a little thankyou with an order I placed from Stamp and Create. They are currently in Florida but I think getting ready to move. I know she has been very busy with this so I thought my order would take a while to get here. But I think I got it in three days. I was pleasantly surprised. I had ordered a few Valentine Stamps they had on sale. Very cute too.
For this card today I was trying for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge of red, white and pink. I know there are a few other colors in there but I tried to keep it down.
For the sketch for this card I went with 2 Sisters Challenge Blog. You can check them out to see all their great creations. But actually then I realized I was a month behind. My link is one of those that goes to the day I saved it too my favorites. But check them out anyway.
Also for the last Challenge it was to have ribbons. But I also have bows made out of ribbon. You can find there challenge here at Just Magnolia.
Go check all these guys out and have fun looking and getting ideas!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Papertrey Ink Contest!

Papertrey Ink is having a contest. You get to win a whole bunch of goodies. You have to find your favorite project from last year with Papertrey Ink supplies. So this is my favorite for last year!.
Hope on over to Nicoles Blog and check out all the things you could win!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tilda Spreads Love!

This is another one of the magnolias from the new You Are So Special Collection. I used some of my digi papers from Nit Wits. I love getting the digi papers. I dont use them as much as I would like. The designer papers are just like stamps. There are so many great ones you cant just use them all all at once. Some day maybe I will be able to stay home and play all day all the time,(but I doubt it!).
Anyway, my card is for sketch saturday challenge. I had to add flowers even tho there wasnt a spot for them on the sketch. I card ALWAYS needs flowers right!  For the Totally Tilda challenge it was to have Lots Of Hearts. Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge was to add glitter. So I added some glitter polka dots on the hearts. Originally this card was also for the Just Magnolia challenge that was Dotty. But I am too late for that. Also Magnolia Down Under is to add embossing dry or heat. I ran the hearts thru my dotted swiss embossing folder.
Thats all the challenges for this card. I hope you all enjoy it. If you need a good place to go to buy the magnolias and want to see all the collections. You can visit Magnolicious and check it out. They are great!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yes, Another Card Box!

My boss at work ordered another card box from me. This one was red. black and white with the letter J. I was at my sisters when I started this and borrowed red dp paper. She had this paper from Stampin Up. It was in the holiday mini catty I believe. I borrowed her Martha Stewart punch. I really like this punch and will have to get it. I didnt know what ribbon to use or exactly what I wanted for the top half of the card. So I went to Peddlers Pack on sunday and got the red ribbon and the stamp that is behind the J.  I also found this really cool black paper I used on the top of the card. It was in the wedding section at Peddlers Pack. I really like how this set turned out and my boss loved it. She said it was her favorite so far. Tamis friend Jill was stamping with us too on saturday and she said the box looked "sexy" before it was even done. I think she is definately right. I think it turned out "sexy" too.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!