WoJ Challenge - Anything but Square

Wow! What a great WoJ 100th challenge celebration that was...thanks for hopping along with us.
For this week, the challenge is to make "anything but square".
I wanted to make a Gift Bag for my sister this time.
Everything is girly on this project...lace and pearls...love this combo.

Here is my "anything but square" project for WoJ Challenge...join us with your project.
Please remember...you must us a WoJ image...Thanks!

This is the side view of the Gift Bag...

Here is what the back looks like...

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Shopping Willow
Coloring Medium: Prisma Pencils
Paper: Prima & DCWV

Thanks for your visit today.
Have a wonderful day.


Gurlee Girl Store Update

Just an update on my Gurlee Girl Craft Store:

  • New Butterfly Dreams Collection from Magnolia are now in stock and ready to ship (worldwide shipping) *HERE*
  • Prima Papers, Prima Flowers, and my Handmade items will be added shortly

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day.



Designer Search at CLP Sketch Challenge

There is a DT call over at the CLP Sketch Challenge.
The call is open to everyone world wide and there will be 5 chosen Designers to join the current Team.
Please stop by the Challenge blog to read all the informations...call closes on April 15th.

My fellow CLP Designers are the most wonderful, sweetest and talented ladies.
I hope you will consider joining our team.
It would be a wonderful opportunity to work with you.

Also, there is still time to enter the CLP-34 Challenge for this month...come play with us!

Help us in our Designer Search...please share the image above on your blog with link back to the DT Call.
Your help is truly appreciated!!!

Thanks for your visit, wishing you a wonderful weekend.



"I Love You" - Magnolia Card

Happy Friday!
I love these Magnolia stamps...I'm sure a lot of you can relate.
I think this little Tilda is perfect for a Mother's Day card...don't you?
Coloring her with my Prisma Pencils and Distress Inks was so much fun!
I hope you like it.

Do you know notice anything different about my images?
Yes, the are bigger!
I hope it shows better details this way.
I'm slowly changing my blog layout...please hang in there with me.

Here is my completed card...

Some pins and seam bidding ribbon I made along with a heart tag and an "I Love You" charm

A very close-up view of this sweet image and my coloring...

I hope the changes made in these photos are better for your viewing.
I really like it and will be using more of this template.

Magnolia Stamp: Tilda with Heart
Coloring Medium: Prisma Pencils & Distress Inks
Paper: MME

This card was entered into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Thanks for your visit today...Happy Friday!
Have a great weekend.


Addicted to Stamps DT Call...

Update 03/37 - I made the Addicted to Stamps DT! Woohoo!!! The Team consists of wonderful crafter all over the world, see who else has made it here.


There is a new Challenge blog coming really soon!!!
It’s called “Addicted to Stamps” and I’m going enter the DT call…wish me luck!
I wanted to share this information with you, hoping you will give it a go too.
The search for new DT will end on March 27th and the first challenge begins on April 3rd.
Here is a little information copied from the post itself…

Halli hallo,

es gibt bald einen neuen Challengeblog. Tanja / Kleine85 und ich, Nadell / Nadja haben schon des längerem überlegt, einen eigenen Challengeblog zu machen und nun ist er endlich fertig geworden *freu* Bei diesem Challengeblog sind cute und non - cute Werke gerne gesehen. Hauptsache es ist etwas gestempelt. Auch Digistamps könnt ihr verwenden.

Jeden 2 Sonntag startet eine neue Challenge. Unsere erste Challenge findet am 03.04.11 statt. Doch wir brauchen noch etwas Unterstützung. Das heißt, wir sind noch auf der Suche nach euch - als Designmitglied. Zeigt uns euren Blog durch Inlinkz. Wir schauen uns um und geben dann am 27.03.11 die neuen DTs bekannt.

Wir wünschen viel Glück.


Hey there

there is soon coming up a new challengeblog here. Tanja / Kleine85 and I, Nadell / Nadja thought for a long time about starting our own challengeblog and now here it is. You can show us cute or non-cute projects. But it must be stamped. You can also use digistamps.

Every second sunday we will start a new challenge. The first challenge starts on sunday 03.04.11. We need you, because we are looking for new members for our designteam. If you want to be part of our team just put your blog into Inlinkz. We will look around on your blog and on sunday 27.03.11 we publish the new DTS.

Good luck.

So, what do you say?  It sounds exciting right?
I hope you will enter this DT call with me.

I’ll be back later in the week with another card to share…til then take care and happy crafting!


Martha Stewart Altered Packaging - Magnolia Card

Update 03/31/11
This project won the "Top Talent Award" at Our Creative Corner Challenge blog!
I'm so happy...Thanks to all the OCC DT!!!


I'm excited to share this project with you today...
Do you recognize the shape of this box? Well, it's the packaging from Martha Stewart craft punch.
The box was too pretty to toss away, so I've altered it into a pretty little gift box.

This is what I did to the back of the box...it's just perfect for a square topper.
This adorable Tilda was colored with Prisma pencils then with Distress Ink for shadowing.
I've used papers from Prima and DCWV...so gorgeous!

and here is the side view of the gift box...

Inside...some lovely spring blooms for a dear friend.

I enjoyed making this altered projects...hope you will give this a try.
Don't throw those packaging away! :)
This is what the original packaging looks like before the alteration...

Magnolia Stamp: Tilda with Heart Lace
Coloring Medium: Prisma Pencils & Distress Inks
Paper: Prima &DCWV

This project was entered into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Happy Sunday to all and Thanks for your visit today.


WoJ Challenge - Blog Hop - Anything Goes

What an exciting blog hop we have for you at Whiff of Joy Challenge...it's our 100th. challenge and it's time to celebrate!
It's an easy challenge this time...Anything Goes!
Ink-up your Whiff of Joy stamp and join in on the fun.

There are many beautiful prizes to win along the hop...the catch is...it's hidden!
Some DT will offer secret prizes...so make sure to comment on all the DT's post for your best chance at winning.
The winners will be announce on the 30th.
Remember...you have to make an "anything goes" card with a Whiff of Joy image and enter it here.

If you are doing the hop in order, you should have arrived from the talented Anne from Annes Lille Hobbykrok...What a gorgeous card right?
There are more lovely cards to see along the hop...you will be so inspired by the end.

Here is my card for the Anything Goes challenge...

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Willow with Flower Basket
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: Prima

Remember there are hidden prizes along the hop.
Do I have a hidden prize???
You will fine out on the 30th.
Leave a comment on all the DT's post for your best chance at winning!

Continuing on with the hop order is the amazing Chris from Twinkles Glow with Stamps.
I know you will not be disappointed by her creations!

Have fun with the hop and Good Luck to all.
Thanks for your visit today.
Enjoy your day.


Prima and Handmade Blog Candy

Update April 9th:

Thank you for entering in my candy! The winner is Denimo from i.ink.i.can, Congrats!!! Please send me an email with your address.

Thanks again for taking part in my giveaway.

I will be back on May 1st. with another candy offering!!!

Have a great weekend all.


Just a little something to share with everyone today...
I have a little candy to give away. This blog candy is made of Prima papers and my Handmade goodies!
I made some extra things I often use on my projects to share with you.
There are dyed seam binding ribbons, 100% Silk vintage rose, vintage pebbles, and some pins...all made by yours truly.

Here is what one winner will get...

Some detail images...

Beautiful pink and yellow dyed seam bidding...3 yards each...

My one of a kind handmade 100% silk rose with hanging crinkle ribbons...

3 beautifully embellished pins and 6 vintage style glass pebbles...

Finally...9 12x12 New Prima papers...they are gorgeous!

How can you be the lucky winner?
Please post my candy on your blog...either a post or on your sidebar...with link back to my candy...and that is it.

This candy will end on April 5th.
Open to all...
Please enter only once with inlinkz below.

Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by!


Another Magnolia Card

Yeah...finally had time to squeeze in this Magnolia card.
When the new Prima papers arrived yesterday, I couldn't wait to start playing with them.
Got up this morning, had my cup of coffee and went straight to work on this card.
I had my choices of Magnolias...what a hard decision that was...but I managed and this Tilda with Big Ribbon was it!
I love her cute sitting pose and her wavy hair...so much fun to color.

As you know, I love layers on my work...but on this card, I've tried to let the beautiful paper stands out.
The edges has been distressed and sewn for added texture.
The corners has been curled with lace and tulle tucked underneath.
Ribbons, flowers, and pin were added for the final touches.

I hope you like my latest card.
Thanks for stopping by...wishing you a wonderful day.

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Tilda with Big Ribbon
Coloring Medium: Prisma Pencil and Distress Ink
Paper: Prima

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.


Buttons & Blooms - WoJ Card

There is a new Whiff of Joy Challenge starting today and you have two weeks to enter your Buttons and Blooms card.
The DT created some of the most beautiful projects, we would love to see your take on this challenge...join us!

These are BasicGrey papers...love the colors and designs.
After the edges has been distressed, I simply curled the corners using my fingers (you can also try the stylus).
Some of the mats has been sewn to give more textures and definitions.
The beautiful blooms are from Prima...Love them too!
Hand dyed ribbon and pebble were added for the finished touch.

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Musing Melinda
Coloring Medium: Distress Ink
Paper: BasicGrey

This card was entered into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Hope you have enjoyed your visit, see you at the next post.
Have a beautiful day.