Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tiny Tina Teacup

Teacups are something I would love to collect but I just don't have the space. Fairies and pixies are soemthing magical that I love to believe in. The thought of something so whimiscal and magical floating around and existing right outside my window has always made me feel like I've had something looking out for me. Whether they are or aren't isn't for me to say, but I love that they can exist, even if only in my imagination.
I love Stamping Bella! And their fairies are just so stunning and fun! When I saw Tiny Tina Teacup, I knew she belonged to me. Who could resist a little fairy getting ready to slip into a teacup for a dip? From the looks of it, I couldn't! I colored her with copics and cut her out with nestabilities. The background paper is from Euphoria from Basic Grey and the cardstock is from the new SU In Color. The flowers are from imaginese and I used stardust and fruit punch stickles.
I'd recommend that you look inside your teacup before you take a sip. You never know what might be floating or dipping in there!

Pen Pal

When I was in elementary school, I had a Pen Pal from Australia. Her name was Cindy and we corresponded for about a year. Then she moved and never got back in touch with me. I think it's so much fun to get to know people from different parts of the world. Through a couple of groups I belong to, I'm getting to know people from Canada, England, Germany and Sweden! These are all places I'd love to visit so how better to get a glimpse of the life than through pen paling. Now instead of going through writing a letter on paper and mailing it, most people use the internet to put them in touch with people in different places. I love that I can send a note to Maria in England or Tanya in Germany and know that they have access to it instantaneously! How much fun!

My new friend Marit, sent me this image Pen Pal by Elizabeth Bell and I just adore her! Between Magnolias, Stamping Bella and Elizabeth Bell and Sarah Kay, I'm having a tough time coming up with a favorite stamping company right now! I colored Miss Pen Pal with my new Koh-I-Noor color pencils and OMS and used my favorite background paper from Basic Grey from their Euphoria line. I love theses papers! In fact I loved these so much that I bought the buttons and brads to go along with them! I used my clear Jelly Roller to highlight her earring, buckle, necklace, heart and flowers. And she just looked so precious that I had to use my favorite cuttlebug folder, dotted swiss with her. The card stock is from SU's new In Color line.

I hope everyone picks out one person to have as a pen pal. I think their fabulous!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I always wanted to be a hippie. I wanted to be tall, thin, have long hair and look good in a headband. No such luck for me. The thought of doing my own thing and being out there in my way of thinking and living wouldn't have gone over quite so well in my family. The whole "Make love not war" thing would have broken my parents hearts and I just couldn't intentionally do that. Besides, I was only in elementary school during some of the sixties and then on to junior high. Still, while I couldn't have done the make love not war thing, it would have been nice to be skinny!

Hippiechickabella is just one of the funnest Stamping Bella's I've seen! I knew that with something like her, you can't mess up with coloring. Everything was in style back then. In fact, the more off color, the better! I colored her with my Prisma markers and used my spica glitter pen on her necklace, bracelet and beads in her headband. I thought the flowers and dots cuttlebug folder just worked perfectly with the whole 60's theme because they were everywhere! The cardstock is SU and the background paper is from DCWV (I think). Love the flower brads from Making Memories and the silk flowers are from Walmart.

I love her and her carefree way. Hope you do, too! And as they say now, "Peace out."

Monday, September 8, 2008

Little Witchy

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Harry Potter. Love everything about it. Obsessed you could say. There's something about a cute little witch that fascinates me. I'm not sure why but I find them just absolutely adorable! I remember watching "Bewitched" when I was young and so wanting to be able to twitch my nose and have things happen. I thought she was so beautiful and fascinating. And after I got to the part where Harry meets Hagrid, I was hooked! I devoured those books and movies and could probably recite every word! My little dog is names Hagrid and my aquarium is set up like Hogwarts. Sad, yes I know, but I love it. I look at it as sheer enjoyment, nothing more.

Little Witchy is from Stamping Bella and I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The cardstock is from SU and the stripped glittery background paper is from Debbie Mumm's fall and Harvest collection and I love the glitter on it! The brads are from SU and I used my spiderweb cuttlebug folder and my square nestabilities. The black twine is from a packet I picked up at Joanns.

I hope you like my Little Witchy. I love that's she's not scary. It's fun to believe in all things magical!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back to School

I work as the Registrar at a private boarding school. Since I do all the scheduling for teachers and students, this is the busiest time of the year for me. When I saw these stamps from Diana on Magnolia-licious, I had to have them! I played it with this collection and picked up more than just Tildas. I got the desk, paper, and slate! So that means there are a few more Back to School cards in me!

As a child, I loved back to school time. As much as I loved summer, I loved the social part of school. I was wondering what I would when my girls got old enough to do their own school shopping but my job in Guidance Offices kept me buying school supplies! It may be sad, but I still stop by Staples and pick up notebook paper when it's ten cents! I just can't help myself. There's something about buying pens, paper and pencils that still makes me feel like a kid. I'm glad that kid is still inside me somewhere!

Tilda with Pencils and the school desk were colored with my new Koh-I-Noor pencils and OMS. the background paper is from the new In-Color line from SU and the background paper is from DCWV. The button brads are from Making Memories that I ordered from Danni from The Angel Company and the flowers are from American Art company. I used my clear Gel Jelly pen for the hearts on the desk, the apple and Tilda's ruler in her pocket. And I used my nestabilities for the circles. And I picked up the ribbon from Joann's. I almost forgot that I used my banch cuttlebug folder for the bottom part of the card.

For those of you who have kids going back to school, yes, Denise, I thought about Jacob while I was working on this card, I hope you find fun, productive things to keep you occupied until the kids get home. And I hope you have some fun with all the back to school supplies you can keep at home so the kids will have supplies for their homework! Kids don't like that part of it, but educators sure love parents who help with keeping kids engaged in learning. Here's to back to school!