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 soon....click 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


  1. OMGosh, this is absolutely AMAZING!!!! My jaw just hit the floor, it's GORGEOUS and TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

  2. Wow, this is wonderful! Love, love, love it!

  3. Wow, I love it!!! How very creative!! : )

  4. Karen: So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your beach plaque is beautifully done--love it and your 'new family member too'--sssooo cute!!!!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  5. Aww, this is just adorable! I love the little boat bases, too! How very creative! It just makes me smile! You put so much love into this and it shows. It is fantastic!

    Chris Christensen

  6. What a darling and creative project, Karen. I love your Tilda and MiaMia Flamingo. They are so sweet. I'm going to have to visit Michaels more often. That BEACH sign with the flip flops are fabulous. I bet it makes a great centerpiece.
    Cathy Lee

  7. How creative, this is gorgeous, very clever Karen
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Karen, this is sooo... creative. Love the cheesecloth. Terrific uses of your DP's. And your flip flops are so cute. Fabulous job you did on this project. Love it.

  9. Wow!! Fantastic Karin, so very imaginative. Love all the details.
    Suzi x

  10. beautiful creation thanks for joining us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  11. This is great, I think this would look great as a centerpiece. You did a beautiful job with it and I love all the colors you used too. Tilda is adorable!

  12. I love this!! This is an amazing project!!! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too for this weeks challenge!

    Simply Create Too DT Member

  13. Super creation Karen. I love it.
    hugs Maz

  14. Oh now, this is too cute!! I love all the details you added, it's gorgeous!!

  15. What an amazing design, I love it all.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Totally Tilda.
    Big Hugs

  16. WOW! this is beautiful. thanks for joining us at totally tilda & good luck xx

  17. This is beyond adorable. Great work of art!


  18. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx

  19. I really like reading a post that can make men and women think.

    Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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