Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sugar Nellie and Shortcuts...

I picked up some of the cool clear acetate cards from ShortCuts and I couldn't wait to play with them. I love this Elisabeth Bell image from Sugar Nellie ( its new to my stash also so thought she deserved the spotlight. Colored with Copic markers, she is actually behind the first acetate layer thus making her look blurred. Hope you like.. hugs,T

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2sketches4you and Caardvarks

Well, It was my Anniversary and I needed to make Hubby a card. I wanted to use my little owl diecuts because I thought it was "kind of" masculine, lol! I loved
Laura's sketch this week so I gave it a whirl and this is what I came up with. I'm doubling up and using this for my "die cut" card on as well, thanks Laura for introducing me to the site!. The theme this week is die cuts! Hope you like..and hope he does too, lol! (Like Men ever really pay attention to the cards anyway, haha!)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My take of Kazan's sketch

I colored this cutesy Tilda and wanted to try out Kazan's sketch this week over at 2sketches4you. I don't always have the time to join in but I always jump on the site to see everyone's creations. Its a fabby site and if you haven't been there you should definately check it out!! Hugs,T

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blog candy alert..

Suzanne has some really great blog candy on her site..go check it out here and enter for your chance to win a Whiff of Joy stamp and lots of other goodies! hugs,T

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A little Bella Love to share..

Here are some Bella items i've been working on for Christmas swaps. JATC- Jumbo ATC cards, and Bella altered candles. I was very excited about the candles..I wasn't sure how they would turn out because I've never altered candles before, but now I'm addicted! Its super easy to do!
You will need:
Stazon ink
wax paper
white or cream candle
markers or pens
heat gun

You stamp your image with Stazon ink onto tissue paper. Next you color your image with markers, pens..etc. Now you want to cut out your image very near to the edge. Place your image in the desired spot on your candle, colored side up. Place a long sheet of wax paper over top and wrap around the candle with extra to hold on to. Pull wax very tight and hold tight while passing your heat gun over the image. You'll start to notice a change in the color as the tissue starts to absorb into the wax. When you see no more noticeable tissue then you are done..pull the wax off carefully. Its that easy, and super cute with Bellas, Tildas..etc. I did one with one of my Penny Black hedgehogs and thought it turned out pretty cute too...especially for my first try. I jazzed these up a little bit with some felt ribbon. Hope you like! hugs,T

Its all about Summer...

If you havent had the pleasure of meeting Summer, then you are in for a treat! Who's Summer you say? Summer is the owner of Roses On online shop I happened upon awhile back. She sells Magnolia stamps! For all of us Magnolia lovers, you know how difficult it is to get your hands on these little cuties here in the US. Summer is from the beautiful Hawaii and her shipping is very very cheap, not to mention speedy! I shouldn't be sharing my secrets because now they will be flying off the shelf, but I know some of you have been looking for an online source in the US. Summer is the sweetest gal and eager to help, so go visit her here and tell her I sent ya! hugs,T

This n that....a new Yahoo group...

Its been so long since I've posted's been a bit crazy around here lately. I've been sick all week with some early Fall sinus/allergy issues which landed me with a sinus infection and larygitis..not being able to talk is the worst thing for me!! I talk ALOT!! But I did get a few things done last week and I'll post some pics later on. I have some exciting news to share!! My friend Heidi has started a Yahoo group called Designer RAKs...its set up for all of us Bella, Magnolia, Penny Black, Sugar Nellie, Rachel Ann, Sarah Kay, Elisabeth lovers... Whew, that was alot of designers! And I know there are several more out there that I'm yet to be introduced to! So anyway...if you are a designer and love working with these types of stamps then come on over to
and see what its all about!