Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Kind of Wonderful

Bo Bunny has a card challenge for April up, and it's to use stamps. I wanted to participate so I used my gorgeous new "Prairie Chic" collection, and I used some of my beloved Bo Bunny stamps. I had several sets of their older stamps from a few years ago (remember those that came in the CD cases??). On this card, I used the distressed background stamp set (to create the dots on the bottom), and the flourishes stamp set (for the top left), and I paired them with white gesso. I also added the gesso all around the edges, and added some dimensional adhesive to create lots of layers. I love how it came out!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cute as a Button

Sharing another card, using an adorable Paper Nest Dolls stamp, colored with Copics, and the gorgeous new "Needle and Thread" line from Kaisercraft. The flowers are by Petaloo.

And the inside (more of the beautiful paper):

Thursday, April 25, 2013

You Are The Best

Sharing another sweet little card, using an adorable image from The Paper Nest Dolls. I colored her with Copics, and the paper is from a couple different collections by MME.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Have a Wonderful Day

I made a card to go along with the printer's tray I shared yesterday. Again, I used the gorgeous Kaisercraft "Needle and Thread" collection, and the antique gold flourish is by Flourish With A Bling.

And inside:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


And the Flourish with a Bling blog hop winner for my RAK is...


Maureen, the Nanny Bee!!

Congrats! Please email me your addy at ileneemail@yahoo.com

Thanks everyone for hopping along, I hope you all had fun with us :)

The Joys of Life

I just love this new collection from Kaisercraft, "Needle and Thread". It's so gorgeous and has such rich, vintage colors. I scrapped another pic of my daughter at the park, from March 30th. Here is another one of her, feeding the ducks. I also used a couple elements from some older Kaisercraft collections.

Monday, April 22, 2013


A big post for today, sharing lots of images of my newest project - a printer's tray I made as a gift for my mom (that's her in the pic...she was so beautiful!). I'm entering it in the Cheery Lynn "Mother's Day" challenge. I used the new Kaisercraft "Needle and Thread" collection. I also used a couple Cheery Lynn Dies: Dancing Doily Lace Border and the Nautical Wheeler Doily.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Park Day

I scrapped a pic of DD at the park from a recent outing (3/30). Doesn't that photo go perfectly with the new "Prairie Chic" line by Bo Bunny? I made this for their sketch challenge this month.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Hi guys, I made a pretty card, "Believe" for the Cheery Lynn "Pretty in Purple" challenge. I used 3 of their dies:
Nautical Wheeler Doily
French Pastry Doily
Dancing Doily Lace Border.

The paper is from a couple different collections by Prima, as is the flower, and the gorgeous purple peal flourish is by Flourish With a Bling.

And the inside:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Flourish With A Bling BLOG HOP!!!

Hi guys!! Welcome to my stop on the Flourish Blog hop... hope you're all having fun with it and getting lots of great ideas as well :) You should be coming from Emilia van den Heuvel's blog. If you haven't started from the beginning, hop on over to the first stop on the hop, the FWAB Blog. One of the most exciting FWAB recent changes is that now you can shop retail right from the FWAB store!

To showcase some of my favorite FWAB pieces, I am sharing 6 cards I made for the blog hop. For all of them, I used the darling Paper Nest Dolls stamps - they are available in digi and rubber! I colored them all up with Copics. After you see all my projects, make sure you read to the bottom of the post - I'm giving a couple FWAB goodies away!

Loads Of Love
I used the new Kaisercraft "Needle and Thread" collection, and FWAB Elise Flourish Silver - Dusky Pink & Rose Pink flowers and FWAB Adhesive Rhinestones 100 Pack Silver. I also used the gorgeous Cheery Lynn Designs "French Pastry Doily" die - it's so perfect for cards! I am also entering this card in their "Anything Goes" challenge.

I Do
I used an older Kaisercraft collection and FWAB Adhesive Rhinestones 100 Pack Silver, and FWAB Elise Flourish Silver.

Using Bo Bunny paper and FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Red.

Using Crate Paper and FWAB Taylah’s Toadstools and Trent's Fences.

Little Sweetie
Using Crate Paper and FWAB Jack Vine Green. And again, I used the Cheery Lynn "French Pastry" doily die.

One Rainy Day
Last car also using Crate Paper and FWAB Kate's Corner Flourish Silver.

Here's my little giveaway that you'll be entered to win by leaving me a comment on this post. The blog hop ends on the 19th, and the main prize winner will be picked then. On the 19th, I will also pick a winner for my RAK :) I will give you an extra entry if you're also following my blog:

In addition to the 2 cute FWAB embellie packs, you also get to pick one free digi stamp from the Paper Nest Dolls stamp store! You can just pick out whichever you like, let me know, and CHristine will email it to you as a file :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and playing along! Now hop on over to the next blog - the talented Jennifer Hodge. Make sure you go all through the hop and leave comments, and finish up at FWAB blog to be entered to win the AWESOME grand prize!! And to make it easier, here's the blog hop order:


Amanda Reddicliffe

Angella Peardon

Catherine Lane

Elena Olinevich

Emilia van den Heuvel

You are here --> Ilene Tell

Jennifer Hodge

Kate McCulloch

Natalie Elphinstone

Sandi Smith

Sonia Thomason


Thursday, April 4, 2013

@ The Duck Pond

Last Saturday, we spent a gorgeous few hours at the park...the weather was absolutely perfect. I got so many good photos from there, and I wanted to start scrapping them right away :) Here's the first one - Morgan feeding the ducks. The paper is by Ruby-Rock-It (don't you love this line??) - so perfect for the photo! And the pink pearl flourish is by Flourish With A Bling.