Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Magnolia Facebook Edwin Wishes Happy Birthday!


Hello Dearest Readers,

This post is written with mixed feelings. The closing of Magnolia-licious is sad. I have so loved creating for Diana over all these years. When I look back at my first card creations, they have become so much better over time. I will miss the opportunity to create with inspiration as the goal. I also wonder if I will lose my interest in card making, Tilda, and all that it entails. Will I revert back to cooking and baking which was my previous passion along with scrapbooking? I stopped scrapbooking after creating 33 12 x 12 binders that are filled to the brim with pages documenting our lives. I wonder what may lay ahead.

For my final Magnolia-licious card, I have chosen to use Facebook Edwin. Here is my card:


I wanted to keep it masculine. I was tempted to put "like" or "love" on it, but since it was a birthday card, I didn't think it appropriately fit the theme. I used lots of layering as well as machine stitching and cheesecloth for texture. I had these little clear acrylic embellishments which I thought would be a subtle accent on key graphic components (35, birthday, and celebrate). Edwin has been watercolored.

Here is a photo of the interior:


For the interior, I used Doohickey Dies for the balloons, Bazzill buttons, Heidi Swapp photo corners, machine stitching, twine, Bazzill card stock, and MME paper. The empty "flag" on the right is for a personal message.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created! They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Stamping Bella Gigi the Giraffe I'm So Sorry Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, here in the desert southwest, the temps have been over 110° F (43°C) with the monsoon making nightly appearances! We've had the most wonderful thunder and lightning storms this week with more to come. Last night, for example, I sat with a timer and discovered that one clap of thunder rolled from somewhere behind my home northward for over 30 seconds!!! That was just one single thunder clap! The bolt of lightning was so bright and seemed to be just above our house. The walls shook! Other lightning bolts were equally as bright, but not close enough to shake the house! Other claps of thunder did continue to roll for over 30 seconds, though. After the first clap seemed to go on forever, I decided to use a timer with a second hand and see just how long those rolls of thunder kept sounding in the night sky! I was so surprised!!! That's one thing I love about living here. The thunder storms are fabulous! All the years we lived in Vegas, the thunder would just boom and get quiet. Not here!

Today is "W"ednesday at Magnolia-licious. I would love to share with you a card featuring Stamping Bella's Gigi the Giraffe Stuffie. I thought she was just so stinkin' cute! I chose to pull out my Copics to color this sweet image. I hadn't used my Copics in ages. I didn't even know if I would remember how to use them! LOL I think I did OK! Here is my sweet card:



Because it was an apology card, I wanted to use bright and cheery colors. I chose eggplant, purple, white, and rainbow colored paper/cardstock to create this little sweetie. Here is another shot from the side:



The interior panels are finished with matching papers, flowers, and die cuts.

Don't forget to enter our monthly "W" challenge for a chance to win a Magnolia-licious Gift Certificate of $20. You can't win if you don't join in, right?



This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pizza Tilda and Pizza Doohickeys to Share


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy July 26th to each of you! I hope this post finds you happy and well! Things here are getting more and more difficult. Keep us in your prayers. We need ALL we can get. I am so thankful for each and every day we share. There are days when I so desperately need a hug.

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our theme this time around is

Checks or Gingham


For my card, I wanted to use a cooking theme. I thought about the checkered tablecloths found in Italian restaurants. That got me thinking about food, LOL, pasta and pizza! From there, my old brain went to Pizza Tilda which you can find HERE along with a mini of Pasta Edwin which you can find HERE. I thought they would make a perfect pairing.

Would you like to see the front of my card? Here it is:



As you can see, I used a TON of Doohickey Dies. I used:

Parsley & Rocket Salad - http://magnoliastamps.us/magnolia-doohickey-cutting-dies/pre-order-parsley-and-rocket-salad

Pizza with Toppings Doohickey Dies
Oregano and Basil Doohickey Dies

I hand painted the leaves, Tilda, Edwin, and accentuated the pizza edges. I really had fun with this little cutie of a card!

Here's a "teaser" of the interior:



This sweet tag is for sale in my Etsy Shop, A Scrapper's Boutique.

We would love to have you join the Checks/Gingham Challenge. One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate from Sweet Diana. Your card is your ticket to the random draw! Give it a try! You will be able to choose from collections like Magnolia, Whimsy, Stamping Bella, Penny Black, and many other manufacturers! This is a really easy theme with which to work.



Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created!They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hap-"Bee" Birthday with Honeybee Tilda


Happy Tuesday to you, dearest readers,

How are you today? Did you have a good weekend? Have you been busy creating wonderful things? I've just been working at creating cards so that I don't get behind! I'm slow and time keeps moving forward!

A new challenge begins today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Today, our new challenge is -

Happy Birthday!


I had so much fun with this challenge because I got to play with my new Doohickey Club bee themed dies!

Here are a couple of fun facts. Each of the 50 states in the USA has a nickname. Nevada, for example, is the Silver State because of all of the silver mined there. I live in Utah, and it is the BEEHIVE STATE! Utah got this nickname, and uses the beehive as a state symbol, because early pioneers used the beehive to represent hard work, perseverance, and industriousness. The pioneers saw the example of a beehive, in which all of the workers cooperated in the construction of something much bigger than themselves, as a model for a properly run society. So, now you know why Utah is the Beehive State!

Want to see my "honey" of a card? Well, here it is:



The honeybee paper is from my scrapbooking days. I just always thought it was too cute! I used Doohickey Dies from Kit #10. I used the honeycomb hexagons, bee, as well as the beehive. The bees' wings were cut from vellum and covered with a delicate layer of Wink of Stella to give them sparkle. The stamps are Honeybee Tilda and the Honey jar. A touch of black lace, some fun flowers, and machine stitching complete the front panel.

Here is a photo of the Magnolia Flower Beehive (available HERE) which I used on the interior. Here is a closeup of the hive I used on the interior:



The Magnolia Flower Beehive is from the 2009 Chasing Butterflies Collection in case you were curious.

This adorable card is for sale in my Etsy Shop, A Scrapper's Boutique.Here it is:

Sweet Diana has a $20.00 gift certificate to one lucky random winner so you can find your heart's desire at the Magnolia-licious Shop! You will be able to choose from collections from Magnolia, Whimsy, Stamping Bella, Penny Black, and many other manufacturers!



Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created!They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Volang Dress Tilda says, "Congratulations!"


Hello Dearest Readers,

How are things going with you? I hope all is well. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am so glad that you took the time to drop by.

Today, I have a sweet, feminine card to share with you featuring Volang Dress Tilda from the Magnolia Boho Collection. You can find her HERE. The photo looks like the papers are gray, but they are a lovely soft sage green - like the color of the text on this page. I think they are Pion. Here it is:







I chose this paper because I knew I was going in a vintage direction with that particular Tilda. The card is so soft looking with the pale pinks and whites. I had a pretty little poofy thingy that matched the colors of the card so well, so I plopped it in the center of the rose! LOL Some pearls, a vintage hanger charm, a touch of lace, and pretty flowers finish off the embellies. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white.

I think the interior panels look so feminine, too, with the pretty flowers, matching pink seam binding, and the framed vintage image.

My little card is for sale in my Etsy Shop if you are interested.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Magnolia Chef Tilda Cooking Themed Tag


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy "Hump Day!" Wednesday is a good day because the weekend is just around the corner! I hope this post finds you well. I'm so happy to see that you've stopped by! Thank you!

Today is "W"ednesday at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Today, Karen and I have cards to share featuring stamps that Diana also has in her shop. I hope you like them! I have chosen to use a mini Tilda as well as a Magnolia rolling pin on a kitchen/cooking themed tag. My Tilda can be found HERE. The best thing is that Diana has her on sale for only $1.50!!! I thought it would be a nice way to say "Thank you" to someone who had invited you to share a meal with them! Here is a photo of the tag front:



I love the red, black, and yellow together. The papers are from my stash as is the little rooster button I've attached by the floor cluster. The measuring spoon charm cluster just seemed like a nice addition as well. Here is a shot of the back of the tag:



The back provides a nice area on which to write a special thank you to your hostess.

This sweet tag is for sale in my Etsy Shop, A Scrapper's Boutique.

Sweet Diana has a generous $20 gift certificate to one lucky "W"-ednesday Challenge participant! We would love to have you share your gorgeous creations with us!



Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I hope my card will give some inspiration.

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Magnolia Tilda with Peony Headband CAS Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, this is a crummy week! Yesterday, my main laptop got malware on it that is preventing me from using it! I am terrified that after the malware attached itself to my system, it harvested any and all personal info I have! Today, I disabled the wifi on it, but cannot get the application out of my applications folder on my hard drive. The system keeps telling me I cannot delete an open application. I've tried everything to "close" it! I am so clueless. It makes me feel as dumb as a stick! LOL So, it'll go into the repair shop on Monday. I cannot risk infecting others or having my personal data sent out all over the universe. Until then, I'm on my old laptop and hoping that it'll help me out.

I am thrilled to share my card with you, today. It's for our current

CAS/One Layer Challenge


at the Magnolia-lcious Challenge Blog.

I've been doing more and more CAS cards lately. It was hard for me at first, but then, the more I made CAS cards, the easier it came. Yes, I still want to embellish the heck out of my cards, LOL, but it's nice to be able to do something different. Here is my creation. I hope you like it!



The cardstock base is a deep eggplant color. It was a nice contrast with the white. The stamp I used is Tilda w/ Peony Headband from the Boho Chic Collection. Diana has her in stock, too! She was a dream to color! Here is the link to the stamp (at a great price, too!) The inside is beautifully done. I wish I could show it to you, but that would require me enabling the internet on the infected computer and risking infecting this computer by sending the image to myself. If I can get the 'puter fixed asap, then I will post it for you to see. It's very pretty.

I got my computer back and now have access to the interior photos. Would you like to see them?





My sweet card is for sale in my Etsy Shop if you are interested.


We would love to have you join the One Layer/Clean and Simple Challenge. One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious. Your card is your ticket to the random draw! Give it a try! This is a really easy theme with which to work.



Please take a minute and stop by the Magnolia-licious Store. Diana has some excellent prices on our little Tilda stamps! There may be one, or some, that you've wanted to add to your collection. Check it out!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris