Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Winter Tilda

I had a hard time deciding what to do with this Tilda. She had been colored and sitting on my desk for quite sometime when I started working with this patterned paper on some other cards. I couldn't believe what a perfect match it was for the color of her coat, so I decided to finally give her a home with this paper, including an envelope that is pictured.

Tilda's Pup

With Laura being such a big dog lover, I couldn't pass up this cute little guy when he came out a few months ago. He is a Magnolia stamp and makes such a cute card. The paper is the Rustic Stack by DCWV.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

HM May Flowers

This is one of the new house mouse stamps I got last month. I love how it turned out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Birthday Tilda

This is another card/ envelope set-- thanks to Martha and her envelope making tool!!

I've had this Tilda hanging out on my desk for awhile... just couldn't find a home for her until today. The balloon paper is nice and glittery. I cut one of the balloons out and popped it out a little on a pop dot. Also tied some twine on it so its string would be a little 3-D.

I chalked around the edge of the image. Found a great deal on chalks at a local shop and bought several sets. Enjoyed playing with them today!!

Easter Tilda

I know I'm a little late for Easter, but I haven't shared this Magnolia card yet.

House Mouse Dream

This little guy is so cute!! I love this image.

The marshmallow has flocking on it, so its nice and fluffy.

Spring House Mouse

This is one of my current favorite House Mouse images. It's just so cute and a very easy image to work with!!

With this card, there is also a matching envelope pictured.

House Mouse Spotlight

I've been a very bad blogger... haven't been posting or updating in much too long.

For quite awhile, I wasn't doing much crafting, but I am finally getting back into the swing of it again.

A few weeks ago, I needed a thank you card quickly for my niece. She loves tulips, so I knew I had to use this stamp, but I really didn't want to take the time to do all of the coloring/ shading. I decided to do a spotlight card-- my first. I was happy with how it turned out and will definitely do one again--- especially with these big House Mouse stamps that are beautiful, but have so much detail in them!! It was a nice compromise!!

Also pictured, along with the card is a matching envelope I made with one of my new toys. I got a Martha Stewart Scoring Board. It is similiar to a ScorePal, but has more scoring grooves and is cheaper--- if you can believe that any MS item could be cheaper!! It also has an envelope tool-- making envelopes is a snap using the tool!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


This is not the greatest picture in the world, but I did want to share this project. This was one of Laura's Christmas presents and I didn't get a chance to take a picture before it was in a frame and hanging on the wall.

Laura loves the poem "Footprints in the Sand" I stamped and colored the poem and then added a picture of a thoughtful Laura, sitting on Flagler beach last summer.

Sweet 16 Card

Laura's Sweet 16 birthday was yesterday. I wanted to make her a special card and also something to hold the gift cards that she got for her birthday. This is the little card/ booklet that I came up with. The card and the gc were a big hit!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Laura's Valentine

This one is going to be Laura's Valentine this year....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Rustic House Mouse

Of course, the House Mouse didn't want to be left out of the "Rustic" theme of the weekend. This cute HM and his Happy Hopper friend got to use some of the DCWV Rustic stack paper too.

Rustic Tildas

I cannot even express how much I love the new stack of DCWV paper that I found at Joann's the other night. I adore it. The stack is called "Rustic" and is absolutely perfect for my Tilda images. I have been coloring them in more muted, subtle colors lately and the paper matches perfectly.

We received another storm last Friday/ Saturday, so I had some extra time to craft yesterday. These Tildas were part of what I came up with. I really enjoyed working with the Rustic paper.

I didn't have a bench stamp for this poor little Tilda to have somewhere to sit, so I made my own bench. The Tilda and the bench are on pop dots for a little 3-D effect.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lilac House Mouse

I think this image was sent to me by my internet friend, Chris D, ages ago and I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated about coloring it. I love the image, but with all the detail and mousies, I knew it would be quite a task to color. I started working on it yesterday and was going to complete the lilacs with flower soft. After I started coloring them, though, I decided I was going to omit the flower soft idea and just leave them colored with the OMS and prisma pencils.

I'm a little less intimidated now and plan on going through my image basket to see if I can find another image to work with! Thanks for the lilacs, Chris!!

Snowy Tilda and Edwin

I've had this background for ages, but I think this is the first time I've used it for myself. I've stamped it for other people, but never myself.

Tilda and Edwin are cut out and popped with some pop dots about the background.

Monday, February 1, 2010

House Mouse Bookmark

I love some of the bookmarks I've seen recently. Since it doesn't appear that anyone is going to send me one, I decided I'd better make one for myself, but it didn't work out quite as I had planned. This is one of the House Mouse cuties that arrived in my mailbox today. I quickly inked him up and started working on the bookmark. The plan all went well-- until Laura came hom and stole him from me before I could even get his picture posted!! Oh, well, she didn't actually steal him--- I gave him to her, but I'm still without a bookmark, so I guess its back to the craft table for me!!

Berry Happy Birthday

I went to the scrap table this morning, planning on finishing up some more Magnolia images that I had leftover from yesterday. The little mousies had different ideas. They jumped on the table and demanded some attention. My internet friend, Kristie, gave me the idea of putting the ribbon through the buttons. Thanks, Kristie!! Kristie also gave me the strawberry stamp-- so thanks, again!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weekend Tildas

This is the last of my Tildas for tonight. I still have some more images that are colored, but they are drying and not ready to work with yet. I'm hoping I might get them completed tomorrow morning.

Thanks, Danni, for the suggestion!! I've accomplished quite a bit this weekend--- more than I ever imagined, but its been another cold, snowy weekend for us, so that provided lots of play time.

This first Tilda is one of my favorite images... she just turns into such a cute card. The raindrops are 3-dimensional. I love using the bright colors of the Basic Grey Lemonade collection with her-- it matches her so well!!

There are also these 2 simple girls... one with blueberries and another with an apple pie!!

Birthday Tildas

I also added a couple of birthday cards into the mix. Tilda was exactly what I needed for a couple of birthdays that are coming up in a couple of weeks.

Christmas Tildas

Two more cards to add to the weekend theme of Magnolias. Both of these are Christmas cards.

Paper Pieced Tildas

Here are 2 more of the paper pieced Tildas... which just happen to fall into Danni's weekend theme of Magnolia stamps!!

House Mouse Birthday

Into the mix of Tildas that I've been working on this week end, an occasional house mouse wanders across the craft table while I'm working. This little guy needed a home. I love this image. I got it in an image swap, but enjoyed working on the image so much, I've ordered the stamp.... plus, Laura fell in love with him and was not happy when I didn't have any images to share with her.
The soap bubbles and water are stickled, so they really sparkle. Love that Stickles!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tilda Weekend

My friend, Danni, has been working on "themed weekends". I couldn't play last week, but this weekend is Magnolias. I just happened to have some Tildas that needed attention!!

I love this cute image that I got just before Christmas, but the card layout did give me some headaches.

This is a lonely, neglected Tilda stamp that I've had for ages but had not inked before. I like the way she looks, so she is sure to be used more from now on and not collect dust as before.

This is one of the images that I've been working on with paper piecing. Again, her dress and socks are paper pieced.

Another cute Tilda... this one has 3-dimensional raindrops.

Same image as before, but this one is colored a little differently and different papers/ embellies.

Another new stamp that had not been used before.

House Mouse Birthday

This is such a cute House Mouse image sent to me by my friend, Terry. The image is so large, there's not much room left to work with the card, so I just matted it simply and put the sentiment on it.

Hearts are stickled, too.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Paper Piecing

I've been saying for ages that I was going to try paper piecing, but never seem to think of it when I'm actually at the craft table. That changed this week and I did finally try it. My friend, Michelle, in STL warned me that it was addictive and she most certainly was right. As soon as I cut out the pieces for the first image/ card, I went right back to stamp some more for 3 more cards!

There are 3 actual pieces of paper pieced for this image... one is the striped paper for the dress and then 2 pieces for the sleeve and socks.

I'm not a big fan of cutting stuff out with scissors, but I do like how the finished image looks!! Guess I will be doing more of it in the future!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I colored some Tildas the other night. The first 2 are new stamps that I got right before Christmas and hadn't had a chance to play with until now.

I had a difficult time with this stubborn little Tilda. I colored her and cut her out. She is sitting on a 3-D swing. The board is a small piece of cardstock with chalked edges. The ropes are twine. All of that was the easy part. Trying to decide what to do with her was the hard part. I kept putting her on different backgrounds but I wasn't satisfied with any of them until I used this BG Indian Summer dp paper. I finally decided to leave her alone!
I have to give credit to the layout of these cards and the use of the dp to Danni. She made such a cute card using a sketch from CCEE Stampers.... and CASEd her card!! Be sure to check her original card out on her blog.