An 1920’s affair

Gilli Classy_20sLove~

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ey there! People I will tell you I was sooo not ready for this past weekend. We got fall alright…fall[ing] temperatures that is! lol Poor little kids that will be trick or treating in this crazy cold! One could even hand popsicles without worries! I am glad I had taken my faithful wool coat for a brush up! I will say the weather was just right stay in and work on projects Smile.

Today I would love to share with you a project that I made using Gilli Classy! AHA! you thought it was a different one! lol Trust me when I say Gilli is from crafter to crafter! I like t get a lot for my monies! So Gilli is made with super high quality deep etch rubber and you can use the image for whatever you like! The whole collection is so worth it Smile. Crafters’s word!

Okay I will share with you what I did to get this adorable 1920’s look. I inked my Gilli Classy and then very Gilli Classy_20sLovecarefully removed the ink from the collar and the mid section of her cardigan. I added a little neck line, simple line (you can totally do it) and then extended the neck. Next I added another little line to create the sash. You can stop here and the dress would be fine..I just added  little of the sash to create a little charm line lol. Using my multiliners I added little circles (with tiny line in between) to create a long string pearl necklace (very 20’s). Note the  little knot bow to Gilli shoes…well I wanted her to have a real feminine look. Next in line the hat. On the sides on the hat, pull a line down going down and behind the head. We are just adding a little floppy look to the hat : ). If you want to be fancy add a little extra line to the hat cap and create a little belt Smile. Now the peak a boo hairs (is that how we call it? lol)….that I am sure you can nail…just make a little curl with your pen! Ta- Dah! A new wardrobe for your Gilli…perfect Halloween costume! Well a non scary one!

Anyway I had a ball making this project. I got to add accessories, like the pearl necklace with tiny real pearls made with liquid pearls and I also picked a couple crystal rhinestones to give that extra luxurious feel of the 20’s. Not forgetting the stockings and white gloves.  Just  how I imagine the character from this book wGilli Classy_20sLove ae are reading over BookEndz would dress. Our October book is "Mercy of Thin Air" by Ronlyn Domingue. My bff Suzanne has this super cool book club where you read and craft about it! Yes, Suzanne has a prize to the winner! We have a ball discussing the book in a chat. You still have time to join in…if you love to read and craft this is the place!

I am so glad with this project, not only because I got to show you how you can transform your Gilli but  I had a chance to put the scraps of my amazing Authentique paper to a good use! Oh!  If you have some scraps around join us over The greeting card challenge over TheOutlawz! The new challenge is all about recycling!

I hope you enjoyed the transformation! Cannot wait to see yours! See you soon with a brand new  project!



♥♥♥A bit bit more…

House of Gilli Challenge is going on! Recycle plus texture is the theme! Easy….easy!

Class 5 with Suzanne J. Dean is coming soon! Oh the topics are just fantastic! Pre enroll here!


Oh brother


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ello everyone! Oh brother I am not believing we will have a nor'easter this early. Oh well nature has a funny way to tell us that this much we know about her..NOTHING! lol As a scientist in other life (gosh seems it was yersterday) one thing I learned. Methods change, accuracy gets better..but there is no such a thing in  my mind we know it all now. Things change and luckyly enough (?) we learn how to deal with the curves life send at us Smile. Hey not saying sometimes I feel like the guy in this card! LOL No cure for tantrums yet reported!


I am sharing a project with you that I colored for our CMC Color me Creative copic challenge over Suzanne J. Dean Class ning. Oh guys you have to come over. The challengers bring all of us so much inspiration! Many many  beautiful works..for all levels from beginner to advanced we all have a load of fun. For this image from Mo’s digital pen I used my copic markers and made the details using white pen. I also created the little blanket/comforter with different shades and colors of copics. The wall paper was also created using copic. I will get back with the paper name..the cat is sleeping over my note Smile.

Please join us for a super fun challenge over CMC color me creative Copic challenge group! Did I tell you a huge GC is  on line once a month? Oh yeah baby! lol

See you soon with another project,



Hello Sweets!

Gilli Lollipop_Hello~

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ello sweet crafters! Are you enjoying these precious fall days? I cannot ever get over how colorful looks outside of the door. The best part is that everyday the color and the light is different. Awww nature is so smart…never boring and always so gorgeous!

Today I will be sharing with you a project I created for the House of Gilli Challenge blog. I am already laughing because I am a saver…I save al tiny pieces of paper I got lol. I drive myself nuts. I clear my work space and trust me in a matter of hours everything is upside down. Back to the challenge…the theGilli Lollipop_Hello_ame is use something recycled and add a texture. AHA! I knew that dat was coming that I would put little pieces I saved! Seriously I have issues I saved non used punched pieces LOL.

Gilli Lollipop was colored with copic markers. I am into Kelly Green lately..shh I even got a nice coat in this color lol. This time I tried to give Gilli a little more ethnic skin tone…Not bad, right? Her sweet lollipop was created using twine.  A little left over I had around too (I told you…I am a basket case Smile with tongue out LOL). To create a hard candy texture I added a blog of glossy accents on the top of the twine. I think you could see a little bit if you click on the pic.

Gilli Lollipop_Hello_aThe base for the stamp is just a square piece of paper, distressed with distress inks. The little lace border was made with EK punch. The pattern papers are from Echo Park (Spring time). The paper was cut with a Fiskars circle punch. The polka dot paper was made using a simple white pen in some left over yellow cardstock.

I cannot wait to see your project over House of Gilli Challenge blog! Hey all those little pieces of left over could earn you a sweet little gift from Gilli!

Let’s have some fun and bring up the recyclables!



All about pink!

Gilli Parisian_Hope~

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ello hello everyone. Brrr it’s just me getting old or is it chilly outside? Let’s say both LOL. I am not a layering person…dealing with undershirts, sweaters, jackets, tights…so not for me. Although I must say it is nice to dress up! : ). Talking about dress up this month is time to dress in pink. October is month for Breast Cancer Awareness (BC). So much info have been made accessible and put out there for prevention and how they treat BC. Please don’t forget to do the self-exam every month..that includes..girls and guys! Be aware…BC can be treated…and I hope soon we will win this war!

I made this “Hope” card using Gilli Parisian..she is very sassy Gilli Parisian_Hopebut aware : ). I colored Gilli using copic markers. I wanted a more “grown up” kind of pink..so I picked some more deep shades of rose to color her blouse and skirt. I need a fun place to go so I can get a nice pair of heels like Gilli’s LOL.

The base shape was created using my silhouette sd. Ah this machine never gets old. Luv it. The little loops were created using 2 rows of punched papers (Recollection punch. BTW I love this punch. One of this days I will make show and tell about my punches). I added some Stickles on the top to give a little sparkle. My idea was to create a symbolicGilli Parisian_Hope_a shout that we need to shine! Papers are from Echo Park (Walk in the Park)…they are so pretty pretty. All the little pearls were made using liquid pearls..and my hope ribbon was created by using simply a piece of cardstock plus copic multiliner.

I hope you enjoyed the project…and how about you prepare a little card and send a note to someone you care? You could also enter in our Greeting Card Challenge over The OutLawz. It is a great place to be inspired : ).

See you…in pink Winking smile.



♥ This & That

Gilli Parisian rubber stamp; Copic Markers (R81, R83, R85, RV69,W5, W3, E35, E31, E59, Eooo, E00, E02, E01), Echo Park (walk in the park), White pen; Stickle; Recollection loop punch, Liquid Pearls, Cardstock.


Wishing well!

Gilli Nurse_WishingWell~

Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ello hello my lovely friends! Oooohhh yeah it is that time of the year…Have you gotten your flu shot yet? NO? HURRY! No seriously hurry. I was under the weather for over a month…ickkky! I will not be fooling around I will get my shoot asap! I will not handle to be away from my crafts anymore this year! lol

How do you like this cute little project I made with our sweet little Gilli Nurse for The Outlawz greeting challenge? She is right here to take good care of you! You see she even got you a tissue!

Gilli Nurse_WishingWell

Sweet little nurse Gilli was colored with copic markers. I added a few touches with white pen. Oh, how cool is that I made her little shoes like it is patent…like the old movies! I love those nurses with the hair hat and all. They were all just so cute…you did fell cared for, right? Well I like the modern ones too with bears and cute little polka dots on their scrubs too  : ). Not to worry : )

Gilli Nurse_WishingWell a

The adorable papers are from Authentique. Ahhh love at first sight I will tell you (no I was not paid to say that lol). The colors of this paper is just way too cute and so easy to work with. The swirls are from the Silhouette sd library. I distressed the edges a bit and added a touch of stickles. I also added a little glossy accents. I love it how it adds a little body to the accent. The sweet little lacy border edge is a punch from EK. I loved this little punch..so delicate. I am sure I will be using this many many times.

So how about join us for an easy easy challenge? Come over to The outlawz greeting challenge! Sweet prize is in line for one of the participants!!

See yall soon with a brand new project!




Boo! Happy Halloween

Spooky bear~

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ey there! Here I come again with one more cutsey spoky creature to share! Halloween is almost around the corner and I see people everywhere grabbing  candies! The parade of trick or treaters  (okay..is that a word? am I getting in trouble here ?LOL). They are just soo cute. Specially the furry ones lol. Yeah I am a sucker for pets dressed up lol.

I colored this cute little bear from Stampfairy with copic markers. It was super easy to color…lots of fun : ). Spooky bear

The paper is from Paper Tray Ink (hey thanks Ann!! Again! lol). This paper is just so cute. I cut the circular base with a Martha tool and added a strip of tool behind to give a little cutsey look : ). I also decided to make a tulle bow to go with it. The little black swirls were actually created with tiny left over pieces of Spooky bear acardstock. That was super easy! Of course I did add some good old stickles to the project, including at the border of the tulle frame…gotta love this stuff! My little sentiment is actually a little piece of of a Halloween ribbon from Martha Stewart.

So how about you joinning us for a little challenge over Through the craftroom door magazine challenge…I will tell you the prize is spokin’g good!!! See you there!



Furry Witchcraft!


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ello hello! How are my fellow crafters doing? I hope everyone is having a sweet week. Gearing up for Halloween? This holiday is fun and sooo creepy. I am still learning my way through it. I like the origins and how it has evolved through the years. What I cannot deny is that everything is so cute!


What can be more hallowinish (what? what kind of word is that? lol) then a witch black kitty Smile. This image is from Glitterbabe's..cute ha? Many more over there. This project was created for the Challenge over CMC Copic Challenge. Oh if you have not joined us you have no idea what you are missing! The cute kitty, the pumpkin and the broom were colored with copic markers..lots of little details made with white pen. If you look close by I added a furry fell to the kitty by using copic multiliners. I love to create textures using these pens. The circular base was cut using Martha Stewart circular cuter. I added a series of distress inks to the edge..going for a  spooky feel. I created some starts by using multiliners. The papers are from Paper Tray Ink, a sweet gift from my buddy Ann Frann (Thanks Ann). The creepy little pumpkin edges is a punch from EK…distressed with the very popular Limited Fall edition from RanFurryWitchbyanaRy ager. The colors are super bright…I kind like it. Although I always say…purple and orange are my Fear Factor colors! LOL.

I added a little extra touch by using a little swirl die cut from Silhouette sd, twine and a little sentiment (Martha Stewart Halloween).

I hope you got under the spell and will join us for this creepy little challenge over CMC Challenge! I hope I will see you there!




Be my Angel

Gilli Angel_PeaceLoveJoy~

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I everybody! I missed you guys! . We had a lovely time during the Gilli Bday party and all! Stay in touch the Gilli Shop is getting the last touch ups and soon will be up and running! Lotta work I will tell ya. So forgive us if there are a few delays in responding emails and posting things : ).

Also yours truly here have been trying to be good, just like Gilli Angel here lol.I had to take a little unscheduled brake..but here I am!  Gathering my energies so I am full of charge to have fun with you all.

 Gilli Angel_PeaceLoveJoyHere is a new project I would like to share with you all. A little celestial project. Gilli Angel was colored with Copic markers. Well, as you can see I used very little color on her. I was trying to go for an ethereal look. Don’t quote me on that, I believe the paper I used was DCWV. Generic skittles and liquid pearls as embellishments. All the dies here are nestalibities and also from the silhouette die cut library. The little start was created by Gilli Angel_PeaceLoveJoyartusing marvy uchida punch ( I just love chubby stars).  For added shine I used stickles.  Sentiments were written by using copic multiliner.  Oh I almost forgot…the star frame…made with Martha Stewart punch…and distress inks.

Now if you are in the mood for some star projects check out the greeting cards challenge over The Outlawz…some goods will be live up for the winner!

Hope to see you all super soon with a brand new Project!




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Welcome to The Outlawz Blog Hop!
My name is and  I am so glad you dropped by! You just came from Maureen’s super cute blog! Wasn't her project great? Well I have something to share with you too! Keep reading!
We have quite a line-up for you filled with great tutorials! The DT has been busy working hard to present to you techniques and awesome inspirations! Be sure to comment on all of the blogs along the way to be eligible for 9 yes 9 prizes! Each blog is giving away a prize and one random grand prize will be drawn at The Outlawz for those of you who have commented on every blog and entered your name into Inlinkz here.
Howdy Partners! Having fun yet?! This party is just warming up! I am so glad you are here participating with us. I hope we will see lots of your creations at The Outlaw gallery in the future!
I am lucky to be part of the Design Team at “The Outlawz”! We have a lot of fun over the Greetings Challenge (check us out every Monday with new stuff!)…anyway keeping with my lovely group theme…How about a sweet greeting?
Sweet Autumn
Mini Cupcake Wrap & Cake box décor Tutorial
by anaRy & ann fran

Lil Gilli CowGirl_Sweet Autumn 1

Material List
imageLil Gilli CowGirl_Sweet Autumn 1a
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Lil Gilli CowGirl_Sweet Autumn 1c
Lil Gilli CowGirl_Sweet Autumn 2
Lil Gilli CowGirl_Sweet Autumn 3

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! For more information and full list of  materials (brands) plus the Mini Cupcake wrap template check the pdf file. For the delicious Pumpkin Muffin Recipe used check out Ann Fran blog (she got a sweet surprise for you there! A little giveaway!).

I am offering a prize! A GILLI GOODIE BAG! Just make sure you leave a comment (please add your Outlawz name) and keep in touch by follow this blog!
Time to go HOP to Brenda Ogle for another fun OUTLAW HOP project!
See ya”ll!!!
for the greetings challenge

email to: gillishop@anary.com

♦ Just a little Note so you won’t loose your way!

The link to the Blog hop page is: http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/page/blog-hop-3
The blog hop order is:
The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes
CAS Host: Maureen Merritt
Greetings Host: anaRy Baumgarth  ♥♥ you are here ♥♥
Color Host:  Brenda Ogle
Sketch Host: Sandi Huggett
Twisted Thursdays Host: Sharri Steffens
Copic/Promarkers Host: Jo Ham
Paper Ala Mode: Rona Mallard
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