Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Tea Light Lamp

Yes, Merry Christmas to YOU!

My Christmas was awesome,
because I was with part of my family
(and will be with more next week)
and with my guy, John.  He proposed to
me, on Christmas day, and I said YES!!

I'm sharing a Tea Light Lamp and card
that I created for a recent class at my LSS
Memories of Time.

The lamp was created using some gorgeous
papers from my favorite company,
Graphic 45, and it's called "Twelve Days of Christmas."

The lamp itself was created using a cutting file
from SVG Cuts, called
Maison de Madeline Collection.

*Please click on the photos for a larger view*

Close-up of floral detail

Card size:  4.25" x 5.5"

Dies used:
Sizzix Framelits, tags, fancy
SpellBinders Poinsettia

Punch used:
Martha Stewart's Cherish

Ink used to distress edges:
Ranger Vintage Photo

I hope that you had a Blessed Christmas
Happy New Year!╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, November 15, 2013

Letters from the heart...

I know, I know,
I've been MIA lately!
However, I did teach a class a few weeks ago,
so wanted to share the card with you.

I fell in love with this stamp the minute
I spotted it at my LSS, Memories of Time.

The first thing that caught my eye,
was the photo of the stamp on the packaging.
It was pink, black and white and that's definitely
a color combination I love!

The second thing that caught my eye,
was the vintage feel of the stamp itself.
If you know me, at all, you know I LOVE vintage!

(click on photos to enlarge)

Inside of my card:

Card Ingredients:

Size: 6" x 6"

DP used:
My Mind's Eye "Collectable - Unforgetable"
Pleasant Paper - "You Are"

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R30,
Hair:  C3, C7, C9
Dress:  R01, R20, R21 (skirt)
C3, C7, C9, E000 (bodice)
Shoes:  C3, C7, C9
Desk:  C3, C5, C7, C9
Letter on desk:  E41, E42
Roses:  R01, R20, R21
Leaves:  YG93
Vase:  C00, C3, Sakura Stardust pen
Window:  C3, C7
Wallpaper:  R01, R21
Kitty:  C3, C7, C9
Kitty pillow:  R20, R30

Stamps used:
Crafter's Companion:
Kathleen Francour "Frou Frou Love Letters" stamp set
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Flower Stamp:
"IC0218" (we will be using a flower stamp from the set)

Die used:
Taylored Expressions "Designer Mini Tags"

Punch used:
Martha Stewart "Double Arches" Border (thanks Sandi!)

Thank you for stopping by to see my card!

Have a blessed day,

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Keep Calm and Craft On....

Hi There!

I have a new card to share with you!

This image is from Saturated Canary and is

called "Krafty Kate."  She's available as a digital image
or as an unmounted stamp from Little Darlings.
I love Kirsta's little girls and Kate is just adorable
with those bright and beautiful eyes of her's!

I apologize, but I neglected to take a photo
of the inside of my card this time.  Oops!

Card Ingredients:

Card size:  5" x 5"

DP used:
My Mind's Eye Collectable:  Memorable "Note,"
Journey, and "I will."

Copics used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, R20, R30
Hair:  E50, E53, E55, E57
Sleeves of dress and socks:  BG70, BG72, BG75
Dress:  R81, R83, R85
Tights:  BG10, BG72
Shoes:  E000, BG70, BG72
Buttons:  BG70
Shading:  C0, C00, C3
Banner:  R81, R85, BG10, BG70, BG72, BG75
Heart on Sentiment:  R85

Card dimensions:

Stripe:  4.75" x 4.75"
Stripe:  3.25" x 3.25"
Pink Polka Dot:  2 7/8" x 4"
Floral:  3" x 3.5"

Inside of card:
Pink Polka Dot:  1.25" x 4.75"

Punches used:
  Martha Stewart's Cherish (punch around the page)
Fiskar's "Treading Water"
Fiskar's "Apron Lace"

Die used:
My Favorite Things Dynamics Die: "Fringed Perennial

I taught this in a class at
Memories of Time this past Wednesday,
and promised my students that I would
put up a video tutorial
teaching how to make the bows we made
in class, using only our fingers.

As I mentioned in class, this one is a bit
different than how I taught them,
but it is very similar and it works just
as well, so here you go:

It's produced by Jak Heath and she does an excellent
job of teaching the technique.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHYE3EZj3NQ

Thank you for stopping by to take a peak at what I've been doing!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Once upon a time...

Hello Friends!

I have a new card to share with you today.

This digital image is from Make it Crafty
and she's called "Fairy Celandine."

I'm only sharing the outside, because when I made
and photo'd it, I hadn't finished the inside.
So, this is what you get this time.  LOL

*click on image to enlarge*

The card is 6" x 6"

DP:
Docrafts Papermania
Lucy Cromwell 12" x 12" Designstax

Colored with my Copic Markers
E000, E00, E21, R20, R30
BG000, BG10, BG70
BV0000, BV000, BV01
C0, C00
Y23, YR23, E31
YG91, YG93

Sharpie white, water based Paint marker
with extra fine point

Dies used:
Memory Box "La Rue Flourish"
Cheery Lyn Designs "Lace Corner Deco E
Punch:
Bunch Punch leaf (don't know name - fern)
Martha Stewart "Double Arches"
(Thank you Sandi!! xo)

Flowers:
Prima

Other:
Stickles "Star burst"
Kaiser white half pearls

Cloud Template:
Bev Rochester

Thank you for dropping by to see
what I've been making,

Have a great summer day!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So HAPPY for YOU!

Hello there!

I have a card to share with you today.

This image comes from "A Day for Daisies
and is titled "A kiss for sis."

My youngest son, Jeff, and his wife, Jessica,
blessed me with my 8th grandchild
(bringing that to 6 grandsons now) in early May!

A niece is due to have her first child very soon,
so needless to say, perhaps, but
I'm in baby mode right now!  Ha!

*please click on images to enlarge*

Inside 

Card Ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

DP:
docraft's Papermania Capsule Collection by Jesse Edwards
6" x 6" Paper Pack

Colored with Copic Markers
(unfortunately, I didn't keep the list I used.  :( )

Die used:
MFT Die-namics "Fringed Perennial"

Thank you for stopping by!

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sweet Friend Pocket Card and Matching Box

I thought I'd share with you what we made
in the class I taught today 
at my local
scrapbook shop, Memories of Time.


We made the pocket card,
complete with a tag and box.

Card and box ingredients:

Card size:
 5" x 7"
Box dimensions: 1 7/8" square x 5 1/8" tall

DP used:
Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection "Precious Posy"

Stamp Set used:
JustRight Grand Sentiments

Dies used:
SpellBinders Decorative Labels 8 and Labels 8
Cheery Lynn:  B117 Fanciful Flourish
SpellBinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations

CuddleBug Folder used:
Dotted Swiss

Other tools used:
Big Shot
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board
Taylored Expression metal adapter shim
Tonic Large Base Guillotine Cutter
Tonic Handy Guillotine Cutter


Tutorials that inspired this class project:



I had 7 amazing women in class today
and it always delights and excites me
to see what creative things they do
to make each project
their very own!

Thanks for attending Gals;
well done!!

...and to you, my blog followers,
thanks for stopping by!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱



Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello!

Hello there friend!

I hope your day is going well
and that you've hugged
those you love close to you!

I have a card to share with you today.
She's "Flower Dearie 2" from Mary Ellen Smith.

I headed to her blog, only to find that
it is now gone.  Update (6/04/2013):  I was wrong!
She was having issues with their
blog and but it's back up.  Here's the link, so
you can go check it out.

*Please click on the images to enlarge them*
I colored her, fussy cut her out, then
popped her up on dimensionals.

Inside of my card

Card Ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"
Paper: Neena Solar white, My Mind's Eye, The Sweetest Thing, Tangerine
6" x 6" Designer Paper Pad, Bazzill for card base.

Copic Markers used to color image

Punch used:EK Success "Abstract Flowers"
EK Success "Rocky Fern"

Die used:  SpellBinders Shapeabilities  "Parisian Motifs"

Other:  Kaiser half pearls, Stickles Diamond,
Ribbon from stash, Prima Flowers, a white doilies
from my stash.

Thank you for dropping by
to see what I've been making!

God Bless your day,

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bonjour mon ami!

Good day my friend!

I have a very special box and tag to share
with you today.  If you've followed my
posts, at all, then you know that I love
Graphic 45 collections!!

Today, I'm sharing an octagon shaped box,
and a coordinating tag, made using papers from
I love it!! :)

The box is part of a cutting file collection from SVG Cuts
and it's called 
"Maison de Madeline."
I cut it out 
using my Silhouette Cameo.

Side note:  I am in love with my Cameo, again,
because I have re-discovered it using
SVG Cuts 
files!  They are created so well
and are so easy to use.  Mary and Leo do all they can
to make each kit really special and to provide
us will clear instructions for assembly.

**please click on photos to enlarge**

Here's another look at the top and inside of the box
and it let's you see just how beautiful these
double sided papers really are.


The tag was cut with a file from Bird's Cards,
but try as I might, I could not locate it
(so I could give you a link) and didn't want to
take the 
time to do it right now.

If I find it later, I will 
update this post with a link.

She's got some gorgeous new files, so I know
I'm going to have to go back and download them!!
Please do stop by her site and leave her a tip,
if you download her freebies!!

Box and Tag ingredients:

DP:
Graphic 45 French Country Collection:
"Abundance" and "Provance"

Stamps:
Kaiser Stamp set:  Flourishes - #C5721

Copic Markers:  G94, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y23, YR18

Punch: Martha Stewart "3-in-1 Butterfly"

Inks:
Ranger:  Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
Momento:  Rich Cocoa

Embellishments:Cousin: Key (from WalMart)
Cousin:  Natural Polished Hemp (WalMart)
Stickles:  Diamond
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon:  Offray Black
Silk flowers (from stash)

I taught this in a class today at
Memories of Time
and promised my students that I would
put up a video tutorial
teaching how to make the bows we made
in class, using only our fingers.

Well, I found one, and it's a bit
different than how I taught them,
but it is very similar and it works just
as well, so here you go:

It's produced by Jak Heath and she does an excellent
job of teaching the technique.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHYE3EZj3NQ

AND, for Linda:
That cute little Graphic 45 pocket card
I was trying to tell you about.

Thank you for stopping by to
see what I've been making!

Be sure to drop in again soon.
Au revoir mon ami!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happily Ever After....

I know it's not June and the traditional
time for weddings, but I was in the mood
to make a wedding card, so here you go...

This sweet little image is from
A Day For Daisies and is called

It depicts a young girl wearing an over-sized wedding gown
and dreaming of her special day.  I think it's
a perfect image for a wedding or bridal shower card.

*please click on the photos to enlarge*

Here's a look at the inside:

Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Paper used:
Neenah Solar white
Bazzill cardstock for card base
Papermania Lucy Cromwell 12" x 12" Designerstax

Colored with my Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Stamp:  "Many Minis - Occasions"

Dies used:
Memory Box:  "La Rue Flourish"
SpellBinders: "Decorative Labels Eight"
Taylored Expressions:  "Designer Mini Tags"

Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug:  "Swiss Dots"

Punch used:
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge border

Other:
Kaiser 1/2 pearls "Snow"
Zva Creavtive pearl spray
Mini roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and Tulle from stash
Handmade (by me) hat pins


Thank you for dropping by to see my work!



Have a blessed day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hello There!

Hello there friend!

I'm back to share another card with you.

This darling little gal is "Ava" 
from Krista Smith (Saturated Canary).

You can find her as a digital stamp here.

*please click on the images to enlarge them*

My photo of the inside of the card is very poor,
but I will share it so you can get an idea of
what it looks like.

Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Paper used:
Neenah Solar white
Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper pad: "Flower box"

Colored with my Copic Markers

Dies used:
My Favorite Things:  Dienamics:  "Flower Trio"
SpellBinders Nestabilities:  "Petite Ovales, Large"
SpellBinders Nestabilities:  "Petite Scalloped Ovales, Large"

Punch used:
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge border

Other:
Inkssentials "Glossy Accents"
Kaiser 1/2 pearls "Snow"
Stickles "Stardust"
Button, ribbon and paper doily from stash

I appreciate you stopping by!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, March 15, 2013

A card of a different sort to share....

Hello!  I'm so pleased you wandered
by my blog today.

I have a card to share that was
created for a class I taught on Wednesday, 3/13.

The base and inside of the card was made
using an Accucut die and looks
like Chinoiserie.

I didn't know what they were called
until one of the gals in the class
(thanks Gwen!)
shared the name and told us a bit
about Chinoiserie history.

The papers used to make this card,
are from Graphic 45
 Bird Song Collection.

The image on the front was fussy cut
from the collection, then glued to black
card stock, then fussy cut again,
and applied 
to the screen with pop dots.

The closure is with a magnet.

*click on the photos to enlarge them*

Once you lift the magnet closure,
and open both sides of the card,
this is what you see:

This card is embellished with an Asian medallion and a tassel
on the right side, and a sentiment spot on the left.

In the middle of the card is a beautiful water scene,
from the Bird Song collection.  The
flowers have been enhanced with Stickles.

The Accucut Die used:
Shadowbox, Landscape 1 and 2

Thank you for dropping in
to see my latest project!

God Bless your day,

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With Love

Don't you just love it when a child
brings you a handful of flowers?  
I love the look of sheer delight
and love in their eyes!!

I think that's why I was drawn to this
digi image 
from A Day for Daisies,
because it captures that wonderful moment
so beautifully and reminds me of my children 
and grand blessings! :)

(Please click on the photos to enlarge)

The image is called "Look what I brought you"
and you can find it here.

You can see that the inside of my card
mirrors the outside and that I used the tag
for a place to add sentiment.

Card ingredients:

Card size:  
6" x  6"

Sentiment:  from a Docrafts, Papermania Stamp set:  "Bunting"

Base Cardstock:  Bazzill

DP used:
Kaiser Craft 6.5" Paper Pad:  Pink Gelato

Copic Markers used:



Dies used:

Sizzix Framelits - Tags, Fancy



Punch used:

Martha Stewart: Double Arches Edge and Corner Punch
(Thank you Sandi! xo)


Other:

Stickles:  Diamond

Kaiser "Snow" half pearls (colored with Copics)



Ribbon:  from my stash


Thank you for stopping by

to see what I've been making!

God Bless you!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱