Thursday, August 30, 2012

One More Day for Blog Candy Chance

Well I am definitely have a sickness! Here I am visiting my son and found a wonderful new store to visit when I come to stay in paradise. It is called "A Scrapbook Store" and they carry Magnolias.... Whoo hoo and look I got the new magazine. So excited!!!

Ok ladies one more day to enter for some candy. You don't want to miss us. Click here!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thank You and Blog Candy

Above our the goodies I got over at Magnolia Licious with my $25.00 gift cards. Thanks Diana for your generosity with prizes for the challenges. My husband appreciates it!

There are a couple of days remaining before the drawing you don't want to miss your chance! Click here to enter to win some candy!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Kate!

 Hello! I can't believe the weekend is over. We had such gorgeous weather. I spent time crafting, cleaning and hanging out with my girls. I am very excited this week I am going to visit my son and his wife in Florida. Four fabulous days in the sun and sand...paradise. Oh, and I scouted out what I think will be a cool spot for craft shopping...

Rose Scent Tilda is the sweetest. My bosses birthday is this week and she loves pink. What could be more perfect. P.S. we have to make a big deal about her birthday as she wants everyone to know it is her special day...LOL!

Have a spectacular week!

Here is the recipe for this sweet Tilda:
Magnolia Stamp: Rose Scent Tilda
AMUSE Stamp: Sentiment
Memory Box Paper
Misc. Paper from my stash
Chip board heart
Distress Ink -Gathered Twigs
Memory Box Dies - Sophia's Heart, Corner Bow (love this new one, my crafty friends gave it to me for my birthday!)
Poppy Stamp Dies - Gentle Leaf, Grand Flower Box, Ivy Tendrils
Prima Wooden Heart
Copic Markers
Liquid Glass on the buttons
Decorative Pins

A closer view:

Even closer:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Challenge #171 Show me a Heart
Midweek Magnolias- Week #25 - Colour Combo Brown, Pink, and White
Stampacular Sunday - Challenge #178 Roses and Ribbons!
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #54 Flower Power

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wizard Tilda Experiments with Science

Happy Friday,

I don't think too many science teacher look this awesome when teaching their students. Tilda is really rocking the classroom. Wizard Tilda is just so versatile and so much fun to color. Her glasses are the sweetest.

Here is what I used to create the easel card:

Magnolia Stamp - Wizard Tilda
Copic Markers
Liquid Glass - to give her glasses a real glass look
Basic Grey Paper
Spell Binder
Memory Box Die- Madera
Die Namics - Leaf Die
Misc Embellishments

A close up of Tilda teaching:

The inside of the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp  - Back to School
Magnolia -licious Highlites - Back 2 School Blog Hop
Tilda's Town - Challenge #15 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Back to School

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beach Bums

A few more weekends of summer fun! I hope to be at the beach next week. However, my son called tonight and said a tropical storm could be coming their way. I hope it fizzles. I love the beach. Warm breeze, salty air, seashells and sand between your toes........

I bought two of these beach signs at Michaels on clearance. I did this one a little differently. I going to give this one to my son and daughter-in-law and since he surfs I thought Surf Edwin was perfect. The flip flops actually have sand from their beach. You will see a close-up further down on this post.

Here is what I used to create the sign:
Magnolia Stamps: Flip Flop Tilda, Surf Edwin, Beach Fence
Memory Box Die: Huno
Epoxy Stickers from Iron Orchid
Paper from Iron Orchid - Beach Cottage
Cheese Cloth
Liquid Pearls
Copic Markers

A close up of Tilda & Edwin; oh and the flip flops:

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy - Include a Sentiment
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Weekly Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Simon Says -Animal Antics

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Edwin with Glasses Goes Back to School

I can't believe it is the middle of August! Where has the summer gone. Soon all the kiddos will be back to school. We will hear the parents cheering...... Here is a simple card I made using Edwin with Glasses.

Here is the recipe I used making the card:
Magnolia Stamp -Edwin with Glasses
Magnonlia Doohickey - Vintage Die
Copic Markers
Basic Grey Paper
Basic Grey embellishments
Floss and bling

A closer view:

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Just Magnonlia - Challenge 170 Back to School

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tilda with Ballet Shoes all in Pink

This sweet card was such a joy to create. I used plain pink cardstock for the base of the card then a layer of kraft paper. I used an oval spell binders with print paper and I also cut the large bird cage out of the DP. I have a layer of the corrugated kraft paper. The sentiment was stamped on kraft paper as were the leaves for the flowers. I used white ink on the edges of all the craft paper and Gathered Twigs Distress ink on all the other papers. I got some beautiful lace fabric from Webster's pages which is the third layer of the card. It adds an elegant softness to the design.

Here is close up of Tilda:

The recipe for this card:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Ballet Shoes
Darcie Stamps - Sentiment
Memory Box Die - Bird Cage
Dienamic Die - Leaves
Marianne Die -Bird
Liquid Pearls
Copic Markers
Lace Fabric
Paper is from Bo Bunny

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda -Challenge #53 -Tilda Using Kraft Card
Magnolia Licious Challenge - Colour Challenge - Jane's Colour Challenge
Tammy's Scrappin Corner- Challenge #23 Add Some Flowers

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Winter Tilda

The card did not turn out the way I wanted; not my favorite design. I decided to mix it up a little and create a Christmas card. I am slowly building up an inventory. I used a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder to create the post card background. The floral arrangement has the new flowers from the weekend shopping excursion. The small dark red flowers are cut from a floral trim I had on hand. I thought it added that shabby chic element.

A closer view:

And another:

Here are the ingredients I used to create my card:

Magnolia Stamp - Winter Tilda
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls
Bo Bunny Paper
Plain cardstock
Memory Box Die -Frosty Border
Sentiment Stamp -Memory Box

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Week 167 Swirls & Pearls
Tilda's Town - Challenge #13 Shabby Chic
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Totally Tilda - DT Call

Hello! I can't believe it's Sunday already... I am so excited about making this card for the Totally Tilda - DT Call. It is my dream and on my bucket list to be part of a design team that creates beautiful cards and projects using Magnolia stamps. I am keeping my fingers crossed and saying a prayer.....Good luck to everyone!!!!

Yesterday I took the dogs to the groomers then I was going to go to a wonderful craft store filled with goodies which is 1.5 hours from my house. Well those plans were nixed when my back window would not close and yes, rain was on the horizon. So my wonderful husband drove my car to the garage. I was disappointed and went to a smaller store nearby. Well I am glad I did because that is where I got all the beautiful flowers and papers I used to make my card! 

Here are the ingredients I used to create this sweet card:
Magnolia Stamp - Summer Memories Collection - Water Lily Tilda
Rosies Roadshow Stamp - Sentiment
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls
Recollections Bling
Flowers - Prima and Irene's Garden
Memory Box Dies - Vivienne Butterfly & Petite Umbrella
Poppy Stamps Dies - Wild Flower Patch & Gentle Leaf
Magnolia Doo Hickey - Vintage Tag
Spell Binders- Lacey Circle & Circle
Paper - Prima - Fairy Belle Collection "La Spa" & Bo Bunny - Country Garden Collection
Pink & White Cardstock
Heart Shaped Doily
Martha Stewart Tag
Ribbon & Lace

A peek at the inside of the card:

Thanks for stopping by and have a spectacular week!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sweet Princess Tilda

Can you believe it is Friday already? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I'm going to get my hair done and relax, oh yes and do some crafting. I hope my husband takes me out for some delicious ice cream.....

I went to Michaels today and got another wooden item this time for .25. I love it. I haven't decided what I will do with my new item.

I am pleased with the way this card turned out. Tilda is just too sweet!! There is a funny little story to go with this card, it is like the story my dog at my homework. Well you see my dog Holly is quite mischievous and a bit jealous of the puppy. I had laid the design of the card out on my table not glued. It must of happened this morning so I went up tonight to finish the card and....she ate all four flowers and the ribbon. Oh yes, ate them, gone.... Fortunately, she didn't eat my image, die cuts or paper... I have to say I wasn't impressed.

Here is a tilted view of the card:

And lastly, a close up:

Here is the recipe I used to create the card:
Magnolia Stamp - Sweet Princess Tilda
Copic Markers
Yellow and white glitter mixed
Webster Pages - Paper
Misc. Paper
Memory box dies - Sofia's Heart and Vivienne Butterfly
Misc. vine & leaf dies

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mid Week Magnolias - Week No. 23- Use 2 Dies/Punches
Simon Says - Let's Play Bingo (Die-Free-Glitter)
Whoopsi Daisy - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Divas by Design - Challenge 47 for a Female

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Flip Flop Tilda and MiaMia Flamingo go to the Beach

Happy Tuesday,

How's your week going? Today I spent the day with about 200 Pre K - 1st grade teachers and Dr. Jean Feldman. We did a lot of singing and fun activities. I have the song "If your happy and you know It" stuck in my head. Don't forget about my blog candy. There are lots of new Magnolias coming here!

I got my new photo box. I am experimenting; I think it will take more practice to improve my photos.

I got the wooden beach sign at Michaels for .80 cents this weekend. The minute I saw it I had to have it and I was creating a design in my head before I left the store. First, I painted it with steel gray paint. I was going to use white crackle paint for the flat part of the sign but sadly it was dried out (rather disappointed in that as I only used it twice). So I had the idea to use the cheese cloth to represent netting.

A closer view of Tilda:

MiaMia the flamingo was stamped on printed Authentique patterned paper. I just couldn't bring myself to put a hot pink flamingo with this color scheme. Tilda's top was also cut from the same printed paper. I covered the letters with patterned paper too.

We can't forget MiaMia:

Here is what I used to create this beach themed project:

Magnolia Stamps - Flip Flop Tilda & MiaMia Flamingo
Cheese Cloth
Steel Gray paint
Shells & Starfish
Liquid pearls - Blue & White
Authentique Paper & Stickers (mounted on paper) - Collection: Fresh
Distress Ink - Salty Ocean
Copic Markers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda -Challenge #52 Tilda Having "Summer Fun"
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Anything Goes

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pretty Flower

Happy August!

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! It is super hot here at the moment; I won't complain because soon it will be getting cold. I had a great week and I am very excited I made the design team for Inky Impressions!

I so enjoyed making this card. When I saw the challenge make your own flower this idea popped in my head while I was showering. Tilda with Ballet Shoes is one of the sweetest Magnolia images and was just perfect for this design.

The top half of the inside of the card:

A full view:

Now a closer look at Tilda:

Here is the recipe for this card:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Ballet Shoes
AMUSE - Sentiment Stamp
Copic Markers
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Misc. Chip Board
Magnolia - Doohickey Vintage Tag
Marianne - Flower die
Spellbinders - Lacey Circles
Bo Bunny Paper - Little Miss Cutie
Glimmer Mist - Creme de Chocolate & Poppy
Music embossing folder - magnolia tag was embossed with this folder

The front of the card is composed the bottom layer is cover chip board, then three layers of different size lacey circles surrounded by tulle.

Here are a couple of views of the front of the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tilda's Town - Challenge #12 - Vintage
Inky Impressions - Embossing
Hooked on Crafts - Let's Celebrate
Divas by Design - Flowers