Just you and me

Howdy! I am finally putting order in the house and settling down. Pulling out my markers and coloring : ). It feels good to have a safe place where you can forget your daily disturbances and let you imagination goes : ). Everyone deserves this safe place lol...So next time you shop for your craft supply and you hear " you have it all"...you can say...I am investing in my sanity!
Today I had to find my happy place...and I did! I hope you will like what came out of it! LOL...
My little project was created as a wish of full love..everywhere. Maggie_YouandMe_front Where does it start? Just with your and me! I used Magnolia stamps colored using using copic markers...all soft pastel colors (theme of this delightful challenge at MSL). To add a little sparkle...what else but stikles (cannot wait to get my new ones)? LOL. The heart background was created using Sizzix textured plate...I run this baby on my grand caliber and whoa...nice results! The sentiment is Gilli Stamp you and me, inked using SU ink pad on a Dhalia nestabiltie cut. The doodling was made with copic multiliner. I wanted to add more dimension and flair to where my sentiment was so I add a little flower from StampingScrapping line...and da-da...the pop up came to life :). The edging and stenciling was made using distress ink and distress ink tool from Ranger. All things consider this project was super quick to finish...(catchin' save some therapy money lol)..so why don't you try? Join us at Magnolia Stamp lovers challenge...if you got a little extra time stop by House of Gilli and check out challenge out...super easy recipe created my our buddy dt Suzanne.
Lot of pretty things your way...
This and That
Gilli and Magnolia Stamp; Copic Markers (bv13, bv11, bv02, bv000; r29, r35; w1, w3; e000o, e000, e11, e01, e13, e34, e35, e79, e59; c1, c5), Copic multiliners; Sizzix textured plate; Spellbinder Nestabilitie Dhalia; Stampingscrapping flowers; Cardstock; white pen; Stickles; Memento Ink, Distress inks, cord and skittle.




Call me old fashion but I think is adorable to celebrate Valentine’s day! I do believe we should bring love to our everyday lives. But it is kind of sweet to have a day solemnly dedicated for that special one : )..Yeah it is time to celebrate the one that drives you mad, but also makes you smile! Oh love..lol. One cannot live without it.
My special valentinecard was created using Gilli Senorita! As you will noticed a little trim gave a whole new look to this romantic girl.  During this whole project I could hear gorgeous guitars solos and castanets  playing along with each drop of glue : ).  Nothing more passionate then a Spanish dancer swirling around her chosen one…the melodies, the strength, the fatal eye look! Pure passion. Oh amor!

** Hop closed***
We have an amazing blog hop happening over the “House of Gilli Challenge blog”. Come and join the fun!!!! Lots of inspiration and you can win prizes! Don’t forget tomorrow our first Gilli Challenge will start! OHMY You gotta come by for a huge treat!!!
It is time to hop around and feel the love of my lovely designer friends!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also you can get more details about this project!


2 Sisters Challenge
Polka Doodles
Do you Stack up



1 Gilli Desing Team badge v4.1Gilli Hi icon  ello everybody!!!!
I know it took forever…but we had to get the space ready for you to come in to join us to have some fun!!!!
In the name of the Gilli family I am so glad to introduce you to the very first Gilli Stamps Design Team!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Gilli Design team is composed of Gilli Design Team USA and Gilli Design Team International. For now, we will all be creating under one big team at our “House of Gilli – Blog challenge”. Ohhhh my, I am telling you, you will have a wonderful time with these ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!
So without any more delays (oh yeah…you guys waited enough! Thanks for the patience! )..Here they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Susanne J. Dean
DT Art Coordinator
Wini Bell
DT Coordinator
Aletha J. Williams
Ann Dickheiser
Becca Fabozzi
Dionne Carter
Karen Stark
Kathleen Leach
Marielle Jakobsen
Stephanie Hester
Viviane Casale
Yone Maruyama
Come over to our challenge blog “House of Gilli” and join in the fun by following our blog and yahoo groups!
Join us for a mega blog hop to celebrate our “OPEN HOUSE” on FEBRUARY 13, 2011! The Gilli Design Team & Stamping Scrapping Design Team will be bringing you a ton of pretty projects and lots of inspiration….and you can be the WINNER of a cool prize!
So come on over…we will be waiting for ya!!


Sweet love

Hello guys and girls! It is that time of the year…to send a sweet  for your lovely friend…
Here is a super simple card that can be made with very little. I created this Valentine card using Bildmalarna stamp colored with copic markers, and added details using white pen. The card itself  is made out of scrap paper I had already cut…I trimmed the papers to get a better fit for the layered effect. To create the lacy border I used 2 Martha punches…the little extra detail…the floating hearts was created using Gilli Stamp (Accessory) Heart and white opaque Staz on ink. I a little touch of gray was added on the inside of the image to add a little dimension.
Good friends deserve a nice big sentiment…so I cut this big Bildie_YouvegotaFriend heart  and stamped the sentiment “You’ve got a friend” from Gilli Stamps. The matching ink is SU. I also flickered a little copic marker at the edges of the paper flower to add a little touch…
So easyyy…You would be done in no time….and  you will make that special someone really happy! you never know when someone needs a little something to make them smile…:) and know they are loved : )

Join us for the Bildmalarna challenge...maybe you will be the one getting something a little special!

Lots of love to you all!
huggies, anaRy


Sweet Birthday…imperfectly delicious!


Buttercream Turquoise cake~

I have been having an amazing birthday week. Aside from trying to catch up with my eternal to do list…which I decide to make peace with…lol….this week brought amazing surprises…what a reward….

Lots of surprises from loved ones…what a reward when someone comes with a thoughtful gift….it is true when I tell each one of my friends….I don’t need anything….they are my best gift….each one is a blessing. But I am only human….lol….I just could not contain myself each time a box, a bouquet, a postal box…a text message…a phone call…a facebook shout out…happened….I just melted away….what blessed person I am….I am healthy and I have friends…true ones….I giggled, I smiled, I cried…I am happy…and  I am at peace…what else I would love as birthday gift?

I just wish the world was imperfectly sweet like this Butter cream Turquoise Birthday cake butter cream cake I made and would like to share with you all….oh yeah I had to add turquoise flowers….Hey it is my birthday so my flowers will be turquoise LOL…a new passion…cake decor!!!

What fun I had making this cake…it is my very first butter cream cake…my very first icing flowers….yeah we can have so many “firsts” in life….just look around and go for it!!!!!!!!! It is never too later to start a new passion.  I had one revelation….it is sooooooo good to make things imperfectly sweet!  Living each day….with puzzles and troubles….just like when you are decorating a butter cream cake. It is messy…slippery….wonky…but life my friends can be sweet and pretty just as a butter cream cake! And if you would like to be my true friend….you will take me like so…with all my sweet imperfections LOLOL….and I will forever be thankful to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All I can promise in return is loyalty and a boat load of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love to ya’ll! Sweet Huggies!



Happy Valentines!


Hello everyone! Boy oh boy this weather is a thrill…it is cold baby! I am slowly coming back for my regular activities….and here I come!!!

Today I bring you a sweet magnolia card for valentine’s day! Super simple…I colored Maggie_ Kitchen with Copic markers and I used some regular cardstock from my stash to make the card bases….Now the cool thing is that I created the LOVE Maggie_Valentines background with Gilli Sentiment stamp Love 1 and Love 2! I go mad with these sentiments….as you can use as it is or stamp in group to create a nice patterned paper!!! Over here I have another sample how to use this stamp… My little love tag is made with our lovely die () cut…Anglaise…Don’t forget they are on pre order and will be shipping sooner then you think! The heart stamped in the die cut is a Gilli Stamp accessory…Heart : )…and the I love you…stamp from SS design stamp set Frou Frou ( this set has a ton of cute things that match beautifully on the Frou frou tags die cut!!!).

So stick around….Stamp baby stamp! Let the fun take over! See you all soon!

Keep warm..depending where you are!



This & That

Copic Markers (R20, R22, R43, R81; E000, E01, E11, E13; COO, C1,C1, C3, C5, C7, C9)

Stazon white ink pad, memento ink pad, SU ink pads

Skittles & ribbon from stash.

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