woensdag 30 juni 2010

Happy Birthday Nephew

A very Happy Birthday to my Nephew.

Well tomorrow it's my Nephew's birthday and I made him a card.
I had so much fun making this card for him.

The last time we went to him and his wife and children the weather was so warm and nice
that they decided that it would be a great day to have a BBQ all together.

So they all set up the BBQ and then the sky went dark and we got rain... so we sheltered under the partytent and under the sunscreen and we camped out there, close to each other...
My nephew running out to the BBQ to make the dinner.
We had a great time and so much fun.
So here is what I made for him for his birthday..


So here you go Dear, 
Happy Birthday

With lots of love,
Marion and the Kids

dinsdag 29 juni 2010

How to make your own flower

How to make your own flower.

Hi, Welcome back to my blog here. Today I want to show you how to make you own flowers for a card or any other project.

I have to be honest and tell you that it is a long time ago that I ran into an website where this technique was shown and were I found the template.

So let's get started with this tutorial.

Things you need:

* the template and cut the petal 12 times
* scissors
* stampin ink or pencils or markers
* little spoon
* soft embossing mat
* color pencil or copic marker
* glue
* pen
* if you want you can use glimmermist


Now the rest of this tutorial you can find on my special blog with tutorials and templates that I have over 

so please follow the link and have fun with this tutorial.
Please be so kind to become a follower over there as well and leave me a lovely comment.


maandag 28 juni 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Shopping Time with Tricia

When spring comes I always have the urge to get me some new summer outfit. And since I have an almost 19 year old DD we both have that same feeling.
And this lovely image, Tricia Shops from Shelly's Images is a great example of us in and out stores looking and fitting new clothes and showing each other the outfits we like.

Tricia Shops
And only for today you can find this stamp called Tricia Shops with a one day discount 

I made this card with the stamp and used some dies from Quickutz for the shoes and the bag.
The stamp is colored with copics
and the flower is selfmade.

Be sure to check back in tomorrow cause I will have a tutorial on Shelly's Images Blog so you can make this yourself.

This card is also into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and leaving me a lovely comment.

zondag 27 juni 2010

Inspiration Challenge

Inspiration Challenge at

There is so much going to happen on our Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Ranch.

I've been asked to become 1 of the 2 Head DT leaders of the Cowgirls Up Stamps.
And I agreed to that. So since thurday Rachel and I are working together with CJ.
Last days we worked very hard on a lot of changes on the blog and preparing a ton of fun
stuff for you all. 
And while doing that the challenge blog even reached the 100 followers!!!!
So CJ is working hard to make a freebie for all the followers over there.

Than I want to thank all the lovely ladies that left our team wonderful and warm comments on their cards and the blog hop.
We had so much fun.
So make sure to check if your the lucky winner over there.

And today a new challenge is starting again.
This time we ask you to get inspired by this 
Wonderfull Quilt. We got permission of the lovely lady who made this FABULOUS Quilt to use it on our blogs and make a challenge with it.

Don't you love these colors and all the stiching that is on it. I think this is a real piece of art.

Well since I never made a quilt before this really was a challenge for me and this is how this
wonderful quilt inspired me.

This image is from Cowgirls Up Stamps and I love it
The sentiment is saying: time flies by in Dutch.
The needle and pins are stamps with silver pen and stickles and pearls on them.
The image is colored with copics and the umbrella's are printed on dp and colored again and 3d on the image

I hope you will all like it as much as I do.

zaterdag 26 juni 2010

Freebie when I reach 35 followers.

Freebie stamps when I reach 35 followers

Yohoo Girls, I'm so glad that my number of followers is growing now. I thank you all for that.
And to give it some spice I've asked Shelly from Shelly's Images to make a special Freebie Digital stamp for me. And she did...
She made this lovely bag that goes so well with her Freebie of the High Heels.

So spread the word and talk the talk of this Freebie that is coming when I reach the 35 followers.
When I reach them.. then email me and I send you the freebie.

Thanks for helping me growing.
Lots of love

maandag 21 juni 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

So it's almost 4th of July

And I know that you have a great day with parade's and fun stuff to do with the family. So it must be time to make some invited to family and friends to come over and celebrate this day of freedom together.
And that's why Shelly's Images made some wonderful digital stamps for you to use for those invites or cards.
Today it is time to put the spotlight on the Flag Girl

I love this girl. I can see her standing on the sidewalk waving her flag while watching the parade go by. I made  this card with an inside in it and that is where you can put your invite or sentiment.
You can find this lovely Flag Girl over HERE
And just for today, cause she's in the spotlight you get a great discount on this stamp.

Oh, and don't forget that she also has that great Lady Liberty Digital stamp for you in her store over HERE

So don't hang around here to long and hop over to HER STORE and get crafty with them.

Thanks for looking and leaving such a lovely comment.

zondag 20 juni 2010

Party time with a new blog hop

Howdy Girlz!

It's Fathers Day weekend here in the Netherlands and the US, so the Posse decided to sneak in a barrel of fun here at the CowGirl Up Sundays Stampen Challenge Ranch!

Howz about a HOP!

So here's what's we catched for you!

The challenge theme for the blog hop is ...................................


We mean anything! The Posse has created some fabulous project's for your inspiration! If you have a Cow Girl Up Image we would love to see you create a fabulous project with it. However if you do not have a Cow Girl Up Image than an image of your choice will do. Or you could hop on over to

and pick yourself up an image or two!

There is a SALE right now at 45% OFF of your order good through Wednesday June 23rd.

Guess who our wonderful sponsor is!?!?!?!?!

To win the fabulous prize from "Wild Orchid" and "1" image of winners choice from CJ and her Cowgirl Up Image's you must enter in the challenge.

You must also hop along the Design Team's Blog's and leave some love on each DT member's blog site's.

We would love for you to become a follower, but that is not required to win.

And there's some candy too!

The candy is full of FAB DP and lovely ribbon's a punch and some other fun stuff!
To win the candy you must make sure that you leave some love on each and every DT's blog.
Then make sure that you hop back to "THE COWGIRL UP STAMP RANCH" at the end and leave a final comment.
Make sure your comment is full of love to win! We will be checking the time that your last comment was made so make sure that it is after you have hopped along.

Here is my entry for this great blog hop

This great digital stamp is from CJ and you can find this happy hippo HERE
Here is your hop order................................

Marion (you are here now)

We can't wait to see Yall's challenge entries!
Enjoy the Hop!

Hugs from the Posse!
and Remember...................
Cow Girl Up
(P.S. Sorry for the strange layout on this post..,. but blogger isn't doing what I want it to do.)

zaterdag 19 juni 2010

A card for fun

Just for fun

This card I made just for fun and to find my mojo back. I have this image for ages and wanted to color her is a different tone than i useally do. And since I bought DP with orange tones in it I decided to use that color in this image. And I have to say... I think I'm going to like orange...

The image is by Mo Manning
Colored with copics
Papers from ink Paislee and October Afternoon
Embossed paper that is inked with Tim Holz distress ink during embossing

This card is also in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and leaving me a lovely comment.

vrijdag 18 juni 2010

Announcement coming blog hop!

So make sure to be back here tomorrow to see what whe have catched for you...
so to get inspired here is a sample of what I made with one of CJ's fab images.

This great NEW image is from Cowgirl Up Stamps
colored with copics
Embossed bazzil cardstock
Bling and ribbon from stash

This card is also into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and leaving me a lovely comment.

donderdag 17 juni 2010




Today is a really sad day for us. April this year we went to look for a cat at the Animal Shelter.
We fell in love  with Baloo. He's 7 year old and he loves to lie on my lap and purrs all the time.
So we took him home not knowing what the future would bring us.
Well it became a very short future. It appears that he had cancer in his bones in his head. And yesterday we saw that it is time to let him go. His spirit is gone and he's just lying on my bed and not interested in anything anymore.
So after a long and good talk with the vet we made the decision that he will be put to sleep at 10 AM today.
My heart is breaking and I will miss him so much. No more companionship on my lap, no more cat at my legs and the best place in my bed at night.
But I'm so glad that his last months on earth were with us and that he enjoyed is a lot.

Thanks for the short but wonderfull time together Baloo
We love you.

woensdag 16 juni 2010


My son graduated today!!

This afternoon at 4 :00 PM we finally got the call from school that my son has past his finals!!!
This means that he can go to college now. We are so proud. We bought him a Big Cake and will celebrate the rest of the day with family and Friends.
The other great thing is that yesterday he got approval at for his internship at a Bakery/Pastry store. So he's ready for his new school.

the card I made for him.

And it's also into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.

maandag 14 juni 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Good Morning Marvelous Monday

Yes, I also can't believe it... but the weekend is over and it's another Marvelous Monday at
 And we all know by now that this means that there is a New Image to show to you
And today it's my honor to present to you:

This Marvelous toolbox
 that can be used for so many occasions. This great Digital Stamp can be found HERE in the store

I took a dive into my stash cause I remebered I had some great papers to go with this image. And lucky me did find this block with dp from K& Company. I colored the Digital Stamp with copics and alterd some board. The card itself is made from board that i teared up and distressed with ink. The ribbon came from a jeans label from the new jeans of my DS.
This great toolbox and the Freebie sentiment can be found in the store:

This card is also in the following challenges:

Just us Girls: Get digital (hope you don't mind the male digital image..LOL)

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.

zaterdag 12 juni 2010

Challenge #4 Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge

Well today is another sunday and that means that there is a brand new challenge at
and this week we have a great sketch (made by my creative fellow DT Member Andrea)
 for you to work with.

And this is what I made with it.

This image is from the collection TeaCup Fairy's of Cowgirl Up Stamps
and can be found HERE

So come on over and play along with us.

This card is also into the following challenges:
Stamp Something: Happy something
Crafty Ho's Challenge: anything goes
Cupecake craft challenge: Dazzle us ( in the flowers)
Caardvarks: Embossing
Just us girls ChallengeP: Get digital
Kaboodle Blog: anything goes with a dash of purple

Card Recipe:

Digital Stamp by Cowgirl Up Stamps
Colored with copics
Papers are old stash from 2003
Embossed with my new cuttlebug

Thanks for looking an leaving me a lovely compliment.

vrijdag 11 juni 2010

What a week

What a week it has been

It was a week in wich I had to live without my computar for a few days. And let me tell you, I know I was hooke on my putar... but that I had an addiction with was really new to me.
Wow... I barely survived it... :-)

So I didn't post much... But there are some great things going on at so many blogs and sites.
there is this great anything goes with glitters challenge at Shelly's images.
There still is an exciting challenge goin on at the Cowgirls sunday stamp'en Ranch
And I'm not sure if you heard the buzz... but there is a brand new SNR group called 
It's a group of digital artist who joined in one big group and having all their great force and image  together in one fun group. There is a challenge going on with a ton of Freebies to start with.
And I couldn't wait and make some new cards with these great freebies.

This is one of the freebies over there... so please come on over and join us at this fun place to be.

this card is also into the following challenges:
Oh Alice: Chapter 16 Muchness

thanks for looking and leaving me a lovely comment.