Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tilda as a Star Thinks You Shine!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you! We just had the most wonderful visit with our daughter-in-law! I love that woman so very much! She is kind, caring, loving, and soon to be the mother of our first grandchild! We are so excited! She came from Portland to enjoy the warm sunny days of the desert southwest!

Now, it's back to work! Today begins the new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! Your challenge theme is…

STARS!


We would love to see your gorgeous creations featuring stars! I love stars on cards - especially cards for a male. I did, however, make a girly girl card with stars. Want to see it? Here it is:



I chose the colors yellow, gray, and white. I also chose to mask two Magnolia stamps from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection - Tilda as a Star and Sweet Moon. They were made to work together! Here are some other images:



I chose to leave the center star without a sentiment so the buyer can let me know the purpose of the card. Then, I could apply an appropriate sentiment.

Here is the bottom.



The blank center will allow the buyer to write their own personal message.I really liked the look of the silver glittered card stock repeated on all panels of the card.

I hope you will join the Star Challenge! We would love to see your gorgeous creations!




Thank you so much for coming by! I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bebunni Lucky You Congratulations Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy first Wednesday of Spring! I don't know what it is like where you are, but it is warm and gorgeous here! We've had to turn on the air conditioner in the afternoons/early evening because it's been in the low 80's! It's a gorgeous time of the year! I do prefer winter, but that isn't going to happen for quite a while! LOL

Today is "W"-Wednesday at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Today, I would like to show you a card I recently made featuring one of the new Crafter's Companion Bebunni Stamp Sets that Diana is now carrying. There are a few stamps in the Magnolia-licious Store. You can find them by clicking the link provided.

For my card, I chose to use the Bebunni Lucky You Stamp set. You can find it HERE. This set features the cutest little bunny along with six sentiment stamps. Everything is at your fingertips. To tell you the truth, I had forgotten about the sentiment stamps before I added a Magnolia sentiment stamp to my card. Brilliant, huh? LOL Would you like to see my card?

This is the easel card I chose to make. I loved the colors on the paper and had to make the bunny the focal point. Tell me what you think.





For my card, I used a Spellbinders Grand set for the shapes. The card is just over six inches in diameter. Then, I used a die set from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 4, "Le Jardin." I liked the flowers and the grass addition. I chose to finish each flower with a small pearl. The image was colored with distress inks.

Here are shots of the easel card opened and the solo shot of the lower panel.





I used my Memory Box Grass die but paired it, this time, with the small flowers die found in the "Le Jardin" Doohickey Kit #4. I love that there were two sizes of flowers. If you missed it, there are also pearls in the center of the lace bows. The sentiment is from the Lucky You stamp set. I used it on a Doohickey tag die.

I have a question for you. I have a ton of new, unused Magnolia stamps which I have accidentally purchased more than once (I must have really liked them, LOL). Would you be interested in purchasing some of the ones you like and do not yet have? If so, how much would you be willing to pay for one? I'm thinking of listing them in my Etsy Shop - A Scrappers Boutique. If you would be interested, please let me know either by comment below or sending me an e-mail. I could make a list of those I have. I wish I didn't forget that I already have this or that stamp. Honestly, there are some I've bought THREE times! Thanks a bunch!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Come & Join the Magnolia-licious's Circles, Spots, Dots, and Blots Blog Hop!


Hello Dearest Readers,

I am so happy that you have chosen to play along with us at the Magnolia-licious Circles, Spots, Dots, and Blots Blog Hop! Isn't that a mouthful, LOL! You should have gotten here from

Thoughts from

the Girls


If you haven't gotten here from Karen's blog, please return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and locate the Blog Hop List which gives you the Blog Hop order. If you've started at the beginning and arrived here from Karen's blog, then you've seen some adorable projects along the way! There are more precious projects to see, so keep hopping!

Here are a few details to help you qualify to win a wonderful prize from the very, VERY generous Diana at Magnolia-licious.

• Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page

• Leave a comment on each DT’s post during the hop.

• At the end of your Hop return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment there as well for a chance to win a prize.

There are two ways to win during our Challenge Blog Hop.

• Comments are counted and a random winner is chosen.

• Participants enter a project following the Hop theme and a random winner is chosen. This person will receive a handmade card from one of the Magnolia-licious Designers.

Would you like to see my project based on the Circles, Spots, Dots, and Blots theme? Well, here you go:

















I also chose to make some fun little items to include in the travel tote to help pass the time. Here are the photos:



This game was created using a plastic packing case, the Doo-hickey heart die, paper, alphas, and ball bearings. The object of the game is to get each of the four balls into the four holes which were punched into the heart.



I also created a little dot-to-dot book in which the child would follow the numbers by drawing connecting lines which will create an image when completed. I used various die shapes for each page.





I cropped the above photo a bit too much! Sorry about that. It is a box that is holding crayons.

I realize there are a lot of photos. I thought they were pretty self-explanatory. If you have any questions, just ask! Also, I would love if you left a comment sharing your thoughts. This was a challenge for me to do! LOL I really wanted to go with the literal title of the Hop.

Now, you are off to visit the aways lovely project created by
Norma


Have fun visiting the DT blogs! Thank you for hopping by today!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lemon Tilda Wishing for Spring!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! March has come in with a splash for us living in the desert! Thank goodness! Last week, we had snow! What a treat to wake up to seeing! Here are a couple of photos of last week's snow event:





We weren't supposed to get snow…LOL! I woke up just before dawn and through my blurry eyes thought I saw flakes falling. I woke up DH and asked him to tell me what he saw. After a couple of minutes of wake-up time, he, too, saw the fat, fluffy flakes falling from the sky. We opened the blinds, jumped back in bed, and watched the snow fall over the valley. It was so beautiful. By noon, the sun was out and the snow was melting away. What a treat!

Did you know that Magnolia-licious is now carrying several stamp lines from Crafter's Companion? They are: Bebunni, Angelica and Adam; Angelica; Camden Town. Each set is deeply etched onto pink rubber, mounted to EZMount Static Cling Cushion and hand cut close to each image so it is ready to use with an acrylic block right out of the package! The overall stamp set size is 4 3/4", Square packaged onto a full color laminated storage panel and into a clear cello hang bag. (5 EZMount Rubber Stamps) HERE is the link!

Today is Team B's opportunity to share their designs for the

BINGO

CHALLENGE


Here is your bingo card -



You may go horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Please list on your blog post, what line you are using.

Here is my card:



For my card, I chose to use Bling, Die Cuts, and Ribbons. My colors are pink, yellow, and white. I just love this stamp! It is Lemon Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection. The card is very girly girl! LOL I added a nice variety of pink and yellow flowers as well as a gorgeous gold filagree heart charm. The butterfly was accentuated with a pearl swirl that I think is from Prima. My photos of the interior are HORRIBLE, so please forgive me. My eyes haven't been very clear, and I just didn't do a good job. Here they are, though:





I hope you will join the Bingo Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! We would love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by.



By leaving a comment, you may win a special gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious! If you don't join in, you just can't win! LOL



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tilda with Two Balloons Sends Birthday Wishes


Hello Dearest Readers,

How are you this wonderful Sunday? It's a bit wet and dreary here this weekend. We had snow the other day, which was such a nice surprise. Here are a couple of photos from my part of the universe:





Usually, it gets extremely quiet when it snows. This storm caught everyone by surprise as we were to have rain. I woke up at morning's first light and looked out the upper windows at our trees. I kept wiping my eyes because I kept thinking I was seeing snow on the trees! I woke up my DH and told him that I thought it was snowing outside. He got up, looked out the lower windows and everything was white! So, we opened the blinds, sat in bed, and watched the snow fall outside! It was so special! It's not a common thing in the desert, so when we get it, I am in heaven!

Guess what! There is a new challenge today at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! Our challenge for you this time is…..

Use a Number


Your card should display a number somewhere in its design. Maybe you have a little someone with a birthday coming. Maybe you want to design a card based on 10 Reasons I Love You! Maybe you have paper with numbers printed on it. It's up to you!

Here is my inspiration card:



For this card, I used an older Tilda stamp that I thought was so precious. My colors are pink, white, and gray. The papers used are by Maja Designs. I also used pink seam binding, pink box pleated ribbon, a strand of white voile rosettes, and pink, gray, and white flowers. The rhinestone charm looks fabulous on the card. It just brightens it up with sparkle.

Here is a peek at the inside:



The inside is very basic.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will enter our challenge with a lovely project you've designed and created!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Moulin Rouge Tilda Loves You!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Did you have a wonderful Valentine's Day? I hope you and your significant other celebrated sweetly! We're coming up on our 40th anniversary (in December), and have had wonderful Valentine's Days. Right after we were married, my sweet husband gave me an IRON for our first Valentine's Day. THAT was probably the only Valentine's that ended on a sour note! I was so ticked! What is romantic about an iron?????? LOL He learned! One year, I found a beautiful ring on my steering wheel when I went to work in the morning. Another year, he bought me the car of my dreams! I've been spoiled. Oh, how I would love to have those days of youth again! Somehow, things get more serious as we age.

Today, I would like to share a lovely card that is for the Hearts and Flowers Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Here it is:



I chose to use a purple, silver, and white color scheme for my card. I liked the addition of the silver metallic card stock elements - Eiffel Tower Doohickey Die from Kit #3, the small heart, as well as the border of the sentiment element are all silver. I added shabby white Fran-tage to the mat on which Tilda rests. Tilda moves! She's on a little springy thing! LOL



Here, you can see how she moves when flicks. It's as if she is dancing! It just makes the card front more interesting. I also used a small Arc de Triomphe charm which is hanging from the frame. The addition of pearls here and there finish off the front.

Here are some additional photos:

This is the inside top:



This is the inside bottom:



I think that this paper was so pretty. I just had to use it with this card idea!

If you haven't been to the Magnolia-licious Store please take a second and click the link above. Diana has some wonderful new stamps and dies in stock! Don't forget that you get store credit to be used when you JUST HAVE TO HAVE that special something and it's not in your budget! Well, you can get it with your accumulated store credits! I've done it and was so glad I had it to use!

I sure hope you like my French themed card! Diana is currently out of the standard sized Moulin Rouge Tilda, but she does have it in the mini size which would work if you are making a small card. You can find it HERE.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Hearts and Flowers Challenge? We'd love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by.



By leaving a comment, you may win a special gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious! If you don't join in, you just can't win! LOL



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tilda in Cozy Coat and Olaf Like Warm Hugs!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy February! Are you planning something special for your significant other or kiddies this Valentine's Day? What are you planning? I'd love to know! I have to get my Valentine card making done! I just can't seem to work fast enough! I have an idea for a card for DH, but by the time I get to making hubby's card, I'll probably forget the ideas! I did that with one card already. I HATE when that happens! I had the cutest card and sentiment in my head. I was not at my work station, so I didn't write it down. By the time I got back to my craft area, the idea had vanished and never returned again! That is so annoying. I've tried and tried to remember the idea I had, but the it never returned. *sniff* It was so cute, too!

Before I go any further, I just have to tell you that Magnolia-licious has some Magnolia Mini Stamps for as low as $1.99!And if that doesn't tempt you, the prices on the minis are ridiculous! Not only that, but there are NEW Memory Box Dies to tempt you! They are so gorgeous! You should check them out!

Today is Team B's turn to share some inspiration cards using a winter theme and Doohickey Dies. Please forgive me for yet another Frozen card, LOL. I had these ideas in my head for so long and wanted to get them in card form. I refused to give up until all three were done. You've previously seen my Elsa and Anna cards. Today, you will see my Olaf card. Here it is:



Isn't that a happy card? That little Olaf is the cutest. When I first saw Tilda in Cozy Coat, I KNEW what card she was going to enhance! Those open arms just scream, "Give me a hug!" LOL I used four Doohickey Dies on the front. They are:

A. Tilda Doily Die
B. Slender Firs
C. Snowy Forest
D. Spruce

The snowflake background card stock has embossed snowflakes. I added pearls to the centers of the snowflakes as well as on the trees and lace. I forgot to do Tilda's buttons! I drew Olaf, added some matching flowers and a rhinestone cabochon with Olaf's face in the center. I turned the lace upside down because I thought the arches looked like snow drifts while the daisies reminded me of snowflakes. There is glitter around the sentiment. Tilda has been elevated on pop dots. I also used silver metallic thread for the stitching. Here are the interior panels for my card:



I used the following dies on this panel:

A. Cozy Big Snowflake
B. So Wrapped Lovely Doohickey Tag
C. So Wrapped Snowflake Tag (for the snowflake on the bow)

I love that light periwinkle color! It is so perfect for a winter/snowflake card! Here is the bottom panel:



This panel is pretty straightforward. I used lots of layering as well as the silver metallic thread. The flowers match the front and I added one Doohickey Die element, and that is:

A. Doohickey Die Kit #2 - pine needle stem.

I sure hope you like my final Frozen card, LOL. Now, I don't have to try to remember what I was going to do with the trio of Frozen cards! I got all three done! It was so much fun seeing my thoughts evolve on paper. I so loved doing each one!

Now it's your turn! Won't you join in the Winter Fun with Doohickey Dies Challenge? We'd love, love, love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by.



By leaving a comment, you may win a special gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious! If you don't join in, you just can't win! LOL



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris