Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hi and happy Thanksgiving!
The challenge for you on CCT is to use "lilac" on your cards/project. Gosh.. i was really all and about to just skip this week ... i have made this year so many lilac cards that i did not really had any idea what paper to use. By accident i saw this Basic Grey paper peeking out of my wicker basket and i thought.. mmhh.. that looks kind of like a firework exploding - so i used Tilda from the New Years Collection to hopefully make a "Silvester/New Years" card.
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda New Year 2008 Collection, Stampin up "celebrate"
Paper/CS: Stampin up, Basic Grey
Ink: Black Adirondack , "Going Grey" Stampin up
Embellishments: Debbies Die Cuts for the scrolls, Stampin up: silver hardware from the Hodgepodge kit, Tafetta grey, Hero Arts: Rhinestone stickers, the beautiful purple pearl breads were sent to me by Carole sometimes this year and i saved them .. i don't know for what lol but they are sooo pretty i love to hort things like that. Swarovski Chrystals
Coloring: Copic Sketch, white gel pen, Copic Airbrush System

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Once upon a day

Here is a quick card i have made based on Bea's fabulous sketch for this week over on the Friday Sketcher blog. I like long cards for a change. On this card i used the new style Nestabilities.. AAAND yes i got that set also from Carole :-) (you have to check out her card for today!!!) and the best is she lets me use all my new things already :-0 hoooray...
Stamps: Magnolia can be fround in the Winter/Christmas Collection Paper/CS: Stampin up, Making Memories
Embellishments: Debbies Die cuts for Swirls, Making Memories, Laundry Line, Pearl Stickers
Other: Stampin up punch

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Very Merry

This card is sold to Christina! Thank you so much!! xxx
Good morning :-)
it is 8:30 and we are about to go outside and plant some trees we got this week in a Garden store.. :-) yes! it got VERY cold here in Michigan but we got them 90% off :-) and i can not resist such deals. :-) On my card for today i use my one of my Christmas gifts my friend Carole got for me :-) insert even bigger smile here :-) Love the new Nestabilities! Thank youuuu Carole xxxx
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin from the Christmas 2008 collection, sheep 2007 i believe Spring
Paper/CS: Basic Grey Wassali and Stampin up
Embellishments: Ribbon and button: new December Raspberry Ribbon kit, Stickles, Prima Marketing flowers (found at Michaels)
Tools: Nestabilities, Stampin up nesting oval punches

Friday, November 21, 2008

Reasons I Love You

Have you seen the fabulous sketch that Bea came up with for the Friday Sketcher blog? Love it and each Designer had different ideas how to use it.. the sketch works fabulous for all your stamps. I wanted to in cooperate one of the strings that came with the new Raspberry Ribbon kit and noticed that it works wonderfully with some of the scraps i had left from my Making Memories paper.I don't need many Valentines cards but hey.. i looove to make them :-)
Supplies: Magnolia Tilda can be found in the Pink Collection
Embellishments: Raspberry Ribbon kit
Prima Marketing flowers, My Minds Eye "Laundry Line"
Paper/CS: Stampin up and Making Memories
Coloring: Copic Sketch
Just an other reminder... Tomorrow i will pick 4 winners for the blog candy. Once i announce them on my posting... please contact me with your email address that you have used to subscribe to my newsletter (NOT FOLLOWING) using my NEW EMAIL address:!!! (i switched from hotmail to Comcast)!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Snow Pals

O-M-G!! what a bad, bad picture for today :-( Sometimes if it is getting a little later in the day i simply do not get enough daylight in the room i have to take my pictures and than it is impossible for me to lift the shadows out with photoshop. I almost did not want to show this card at all on my blog.
I had planned for today a card with a tutorial but than a card magazine from the Netherlands contacted me and asked if i had some Winter cards i could sent in (they have to be there by the 26 of this month) and of course.. :-) that was important for me lol. So last night i worked to finish 2 more cards and they will all shipped this morning. This card was fortunately the perfect themed match for this weeks CCT Challenge to use snowflakes :-) so i did not miss the challenge. iam sorry .. bad pic and no tutorial for today. :-) i hope you forgive me
On the card i used the cute snowman from Magnolia's last year winter collection and the sentiment is from Amuse. This card was part of my Raspberry Ribbon DT work for this month. If you have the kit you also recieved those big plastic snowflakes. This one i covered with paperglaze and covered gernerously with blue Martha Stewart glitter - let dry over night and than layered it on my card. Really simple and it sparkles totally nice.

A little later today when i come back, i will have an other posting up .. i had a few questions regarding my sewing machine, my Magnolia stamp storage and the bins i got at Ikea. Sometimes it is hard for me to describe things in english since it is not my first language, so i think pictures will help more.

Dont forget about the Pretty Pressings blog candy :-) i will draw the winner on Saturday this week.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Santa Is Comming

This card is sold to Laurie W. Thank you so much!!!

Here is an other card i created using some of the colors from the new Raspberry Ribbon kit :-) as inspiration. See the little leaf punch outs?? those are made with the new Martha Stewart "tree branch" punch. I hope you like this card for today.
hugs xxx
Stamps: Tilda in the Christmas 2007 Collection Embellishments: Raspberry Ribbon for November, Prima Flowers,
Punches: Martha Stewart, 1 inch circle punch Stampin up
Paper/CS: Bazzill Bling for card base and Stampin up Designer paper

Monday, November 17, 2008

Merry Christmas

This card is sold to Christina C. Ich danke dir liebe Christina! xx

Hi, how was your weekend???
We worked around the house and i went to Ikea shopping. I saw over on Rachs blog some storage containers that she used for her copics and i got the same :-) Thanks Rach for sharing your pics of your craft space!
I really like how this card turned out. I love that red paper the most of this Basic Grey paper. This was the first card i have made with one ribbon that you will get in the new Raspberry Ribbon kit. I picked the organdy so the red paper will still be visible. Now.. i don't know if it shows on the picture.. the swing is done with gold thread and every stitch is done twice so it really stands out a lot.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Last Autumn Wishes

This card is sold to Laurie W. Thank you so much Laurie!!

Okay.. i totally forgot about this card lol.. i better make sure to publish it cause in a few days it really is winter. Michigan got really cold - we had already snow flurries here. I think this was my last fall card.. I am ready for Spring stuff.. funny... since i make cards - iam "off" with seasons lol.. i started in July with Christmas cards lol - and i still don't have as many as i need.

It has been so long since i used a Edwin on my cards he is definitely a cutie! He is fun to color in and so is the oak leaf wreath. I used on that several rust, Orange and brown colors of my Copics. See the 2 ribbons??? Those are from the new Raspberry Ribbon kit! Inside the kit you will find lots of brown ribbons and golden tones.. definitely the colors i love to work with. If you have never ordered a kit from Raspberry Ribbons i would like recommend this one! I am sure you will love it.
Stamps: all Magnolia Fall 2008
CS/DP: Stampin UP!
Embellishments: Fancy Pants, Prima Marketing, Making Memories, Lah Di Dah
Have a great Sunday aaaaannnd my best friend's birthday for 18 years is today :-) Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag Sabinsche :-) bussi bussi :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sugar and Spice

Hi...happy Saturday.. gosh.. it has been really yucky weather here in Michigan.. and iam not done with picking up all the leaves in my yeard. I did the front yard.. :-) but boy my backyard is a mess. I lived many years back in Germany in a house/condo.. where you did not had to worry about things like that.. sometimes i kind of miss that :-) if it is work like this that needs to be done arround the house.

Please let me tell you again about my 1 year blog anniversary.. if you like to win a prize sponsored by Alota, Magnolia-lious, STAMPAVIE and Pretty Pressings please check out the link i add.

This card was made like 2 weeks back when Magnolia sent me stamps for the Pink Collection . I really enjoy working with the fresh colors once in a while in between all the Christmas cards. Stickles was added to the front to the heart on the envelope and the heart in the inside.
Papers: all Imaginice and Stampin up
Embellishments: Making Memories, Stampin up, Prima Marketing, Michaels

Friday, November 14, 2008

For You!

Hi and good morning :-)
It is Friday and iam happy to show you a card i have made with Murmurs sketch.. Gosh.. she is one talented girl.. I am truly happy to have her with us! She always challenges me and when the card come together on my table i always love it and i usually make two with the same sketch lol
Check out closely her personal blog.. she has in her blog roll several sketches she has created for her personal blog!!
Not much to say to my card :-) i used Edwin with ski.. :-) he is so cute.. I like that this image looks fabulous with the winter scene stamp and just alone! I added with Liquid Applique snowflakes over the image and on the ground. In between the puffed snow on the ground i added Stickles and on the white panel. The "flakes" on the Designer Paper are Epoxy Stickers.
Designer Paper: Stampin up and silver Hardware Stampin up
Snowflake embellishment can be found in my friend Bea's store.

I also would love to tell you about Kristines fabulous blog candy!!! oh gosh.. :-) love it:-)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

This card was made for my BIG idol Inge from the Netherlands... some of you know that Inge is one of the very first original Magnolia Design Team Members. Oh my gosh.. i was always drooling over her creations .. her coloring i and her style how to layer patterned paper is something i have studied for many hours. So when Inge asked me if I would be up for a Christmas gift exchange (in German "wichteln") i was like .. oh my gosh.. no question :-) but than the pressure was on lol.. . All the papers are super sparkly.. the flowers are with glitter made since the sketch asked for some horizontal elements i picked 2 strings of my Raspberry Ribbons August Paisley kit. All the greens you will get in this kit are perfect to use this time of the year. The sticker (Making Memories) "12 days of Christmas" reminded me kind of like a sign in a train station, so added that one behind Tilda . I think the packages Tilda is sitting on work well with the thought i had.
I submitted this card for this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge - we have to make something using greens and reds. Now for the sketch.. i need to give credit for that one to Jay Jay.. i saw it on her blog and printed it out.. it was too late to use this card on the challenge blog because i did not want to show the card before Inge received her present.

taataaa... and this time i even made a note what Copics i used to color my images Tilda and packages in :-)
Face: E000, E00, R20
other: E31, E34, E27, E50, Y23, R27, R14, G99, 0, YG93, Y21, E25, YG95, W5, W3
Background/Airbrush: E50, Y23, E11
Now the best for last lol....
have you seen the new Magnolia Winter kit already :-) teasing you ...
i have seen it.. :-)
want to see it???
click here :-) and also make sure while you are on that blog the wonderful creations!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Hi how was your weekend? Ours was kind of "sleepless" :-) the boys catched a virus in school and i was busy cleaning beds, cleaning the car :-) and giving showers at night time. poor kids - i can definitely tell that iam 40 and need my beauty sleep lol.
Now some of you might have already the new Raspberry ribbon kit.. if not you might really consider getting this kit. It is so beautiful it has lots of strings in off white and pure whites in it and also 2 of those plastic snowflakes. At first i did not really know what to do with my "second" snowflake (i forgot to show you my first card.. :-) so i added to the edges Stickles so it would stand out against the bight red color.