Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Under Construction Tilda Sends Birthday Greetings


Hello Dearest Readers,

Today is Team B's day to reveal their cards for the new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog?. If you haven't visited the Challenge Blog, I'll let you know that the theme is to use a number on your card. This can be a bit challenging for some. I know that things, sometimes, just don't seem to fit! However, think of a reason for your card that includes a number. Here is my card:



The minute I saw Under Construction Tilda, I knew just what I wanted to do! I knew I had to use a road construction theme! I was hoping that it would be suitable for a gentleman, too. I went through my papers and found some fun designs. Then, I remembered that I had measuring tape ribbon, too. For some reason, I'm really into yellow and pink this Spring. Out came the yellow and black flowers, LOL. While I was waiting to go to sleep, the idea for the red light popped into my head. All three circles are cut from glittered card stock. An orange and white party straw was the perfect pole! I also added the traffic cone from the Construction Worker Tools. The image has been painted with Distress Inks. They are not as bold as my usual coloring. Tilda's pants are green. Her shirt is green and pale blue. Maybe I should have added more red to the oranges. Here is a photo of Tilda up close:



Now, here are the interior images:



I wanted the interior to be bright and clean looking. What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by.


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I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Gungande Tilda Sends Birthday Greetings!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and rich with creative ideas! Today begins a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is very easy! It's…

FLOWERS


Here is a photo of my card. I hope it will provide some inspiration for you. We'd love it if you joined the Flowers Challenge!



This is an older Tilda stamp. It is called Gungande Tilda which means Rocking Tilda when translated to English. I just love the stamps designed like this one. They are just so sweet! I do have a brand new, unused, stamp of this image. I bought it twice. If you are interested in purchasing it from me, please let me know.

I love round cards. This card turned out so nicely. I rimmed the mat on which Tilda has been stamped with a string of pearls. I also added a teeny tiny pearl to the center of each flower on the swing. A bit of pink seam binding, and a pearly flower center finish the embellies. The pearly pink center embellie was white, but I colored it with a pink Copic marker. I added a doily and elevated one level on pop dots.

Here are the interior shots:



On the interior, I repeated the doilies, added a little butterfly with pearl head, pink seam binding ribbon, birthday charm, and another Magnolia stamp. Oh, I also inked the edges of EVERYTHING in a pink color! LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that I've provided some inspiration for you. We would really love to see you join the Flowers Challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog.

I appreciate the time you took to stop by. I would love if you left a little love for me! LOL

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Magnolia Home Tweet Home Little Bird Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying Spring! It's been "fun" here with our goofy weather! LOL We'd had a 25° drop in temperatures from the day before! One day, we had our air conditioner humming away keeping out the 80+ degrees that was outside. The next day, we had to turn on the heat!

Today is Team B's turn to share their inspiration cards for the Spring into April Challenge! You can find the details and other gorgeous inspiration cards at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog If you haven't stopped by, please do! We would love for you to enter the challenge.

For my card, I chose to use a bird theme. I used the most precious Magnolia bird stamps as well as the Home Tweet Home stamp from the Pink Lemonade Collection. One set of birds used is Little Birds. You can find it HERE. The second set of birds is from the Sea Breeze Collection. The set is called Little Summer Birds.

Here is the image for the front of my card:



Also on the card front, I've used the Magnolia Lovely Fence Die, two sweet birds from Doohickey Kit #3, and Sneaky Tilda from the Animals of the Year Collection.You can find this stamp HERE.

Additionally, the front features lace, tiny blue rhinestones (in birds' eyes), pop dots under sentiment. flowers, and ribbon.

Here is a photo of the interior:



We'd love it if you would come and join us for the challenge! You may have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.



Also, if you leave us a comment on any of the DT’s blogs and/or the Challenge blog you have a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post. How easy peasy is that?



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tilda I Give You My Heart Mother's Day Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to you from the hot desert southwest! We've had lovely days if you don't have allergies to all the plants that are in bloom! LOL. Spring cleaning is done. My lemons have arrived from California and have been cleaned, zested, and juiced! Gotta have lemons before summer! It's a task to take care of them, but the results are wonderful! I freeze the zest in jars to use all year long. The juice is frozen in ice cube trays, bagged, and kept for when the juice of a lemon is needed.

Easter is just around the corner. Do you have anything special planned? Have you ever dyed your eggs using veggies? Oh, veggies can create the most lovely colors which can be changed by adding salt OR vinegar to the colored water. Salt is alkaline while vinegar is an acid. So, the same water will provide two different results!

Before I share my card, I want to tell you about the two NEW collections Diana will soon have in the store! It's on a preorder basis now, so if you are interested, get them before they are gone! They do go fast!

The first collection is called the 4th Graduate Collection. This collection has the two cutest America themed Tildas in it along with new grad images. These are perfect with graduation time coming soon!

The second collection is entitled "World Wide Web Collection." There are such adorable images included with this collection as well! I just drooled when I saw them! You will, too!

Today, it is Team B's turn to provide inspiration cards for the newest challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. The challenge theme is:

Pink, Pearls, and Lace!


For my card, I have chosen to use "I Give You My Heart Tilda" from the recently released Lovely Duo Collection. While I did not use the paired text, I thought the image would look perfect on a Mother's Day card! Here she is:



Tilda has been colored with Distress Inks. I rarely use just one color, LOL. I think I used four colors on her clothing! LOL. I shaded around her using Tattered Rose. Her hair was colored with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Tea Dye. The paper used is by Maja while the card stock is Bazzill. I used the Doohickey Romance Tag die for the sentiment. The basket is also a Doohickey die which is from Doohickey Kit Vol. 2. I thought that flowers were just the perfect enhancement to this adorable die. The butterfly dies are from various die companies. The mat on which Tilda is placed has been elevated on pop dots. The pink polka dotted ribbon - boo hoo - the last of what I had - is from Magnolia-licous. There are two other ribbons. Both, along with the lace, are from my stash.

Here are two close ups:




The greenery in the basket is from Magnolia and is called "Winter Fern," I think. I'm also thinking that the pink buds are from Magnolia.

Well, that's about it! I hope you like my Mother's Day creation.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Pink, Pearls, and Lace 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

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