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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It's a Mega Mini Sale @ Magnolia-licious!!!!


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!

Have I got something to share with you!!! How is your collection of mini Magnolias doing? Are you in need of some new sweet little mini Tildas, Edwins, or accessory stamps like the ones I've used on the cards below? Am I tempting you yet? If so, then you need to run, not walk, to the Magnolia-licious Store as you can because Diana is having a huge Mini stamp sale until 30th June. Each mini is $1.50 USD! I know I'm going to get some new ones to add to my collection!

Here are two design examples using these quick-to-color mini images:





Next Wednesday, I'll be sharing an adorable tag using another mini (this one is one of my favorites)! I hope you'll come back next Wednesday to check it out!

Minis are so adaptable, too. They work so well paired with standard sized Magnolias. They are great for bookmarks, small cards, and other areas with smaller spaces. They are perfectly cut with images as perfectly done as the standard sized ones!

Also, Diana as a weekly Wednesday mini Magnolia challenge with a prize! Check it out on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!

Now, before your favorite ones are gone, fly on over to Diana's Mini World and stock up now!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Magnolia Tilda w/Watering Can and Flowers for Sale Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy June to each of you! I hope this post finds you happy and well! We've had the most magnificent thunder storms the past couple of days. If you've been a long time reader, you may remember that the thunderstorms here are quite different from anywhere else I've lived. Due to all of the canyons, the thunder clap rolls and rolls as the sound waves hit the canyons. It is almost a thunder echo. It is soooo cool! Even when they happen at 3:00 in the morning (you can hear the storm cell getting closer and closer) we wake up with a smile. Love them!

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

Anything Goes


I love Anything Goes Challenges because I can go in any direction that moves me at the moment! This time, I wanted to go with yellow and use a stamp I hadn't used yet - the Magnolia Flowers for Sale stamp from the Sakura Collection. Here is my card:



I thought the Watering Can Tilda (Sweet Rainbow) and Flower Cart (Sakura) stamps were a perfect pairing. I just fell in love with the paper's colors. It's from Echo Park. I decided to focus on yellow. This Tilda is just so sweet, too! I added some lace, pearls, flowers, and lots of die cuts inside and out. The card was colored using DIs, Inktense pencils, Derwent Watercolor Pencils, and Prismacolor Pencils. I wanted to get just the right colors on the flowers, so I used almost all of the colored pencil sets I have! I think there were three other sets that didn't get to play - Kimberly, Fabercastell, Crayola, and random pencils from my teaching days! LOL I had pencils everywhere!

Did you know that Diana has the We Made It Collection listed here? They are ready to come to your creative space! There are super cute images in this collection! Check them out before they are gone.

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

Magnolia Tilda Stamps for Sale


Happy Monday, Dearest Readers,

I am a hopeless shopper. I buy Magnolia stamps and then realize I already have that particular stamp. Is it age related? Do I just have too many stamps or things distracting me? There was one stamp I bought THREE TIMES!!! Geeze, you'd think I'd learn! Anyway, I don't know how to make a separate page on my blog just for sale items. So, this is the only way I can think of listing some of what I have. The stamps below are all unused and brand new. If you are interested, let me know.

Here are my duplicates:

• Small Ice Cream Cone (LZ09) - $4.00
• Sally the Monkey (PP12) - $7.00
• Tilda i Baljan (VA07) She's in a round wash tub. It's a vintage Magnolia stamp and so cute! ($7.00)
• Tilda sitting on a flower vine. http://ascrappersmusings.blogspot.com/2015/04/gungande-tilda-sends-birthday-greetings.html ($6.00)
• Drip Drop Tilda (Special Collection). I have TWO of these. ($7.00 ea.)
• Winter Skate Tilda (Special Collection) ($7.00)
• Little London Magnolia Tilda (Special Collection) ($7.00)
• Edwin Waiting for a Fish - (SB 11) - ($7.00)
• Tilda with Gift Tags - ($7.00)
• Tilda with Floating Hearts - ($7.00)
• Game on Edwin - ($7.00)
• Tilda in Ballet Shoes - ($7.00)
• Afternoon Tea Bench - ($5.00)
• Tilda Hiding Easter Egg - (LE13) - ($6.00)
• Tilda with Love Music (WL13) - ($6.00)
• Magnolia Broom Tilda - ($6.00)
• Edwin with Daffodil - (LE 13) - ($7.00)
• Special Day Tilda - (SM 13) - ($7.00)
• Doctor Edwin - (SCDH) - ($7.00)
• I Will Love You Kit - (ATL16)-($7.00)
• Golden Week Tilda - (SAKURA) - ($7.00)
• Aloha Palm - (LD15) - ($7.00)
• Tilda w/ Heart Lace - **just rubber - no cushion backing - from stamp club ($5.50)
• Kneeling Willow Whiff of Joy Stamp - ($4.00)
• Tree of Luck Stamp - Lovely background stamp - ($7.00)

I have a few more that I will list this week. I'm out of gas right now, LOL! It's been a long day.

If you are interested in any of these stamps, send me an e-mail and I'll send a Paypal invoice to you.

Thanks so much! Have a great week!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Magnolia Tilda w/ Watering Can and Vintage Orangerie


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope your day is filled with sunshine!

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Our theme is

Flowers or Photo Inspiration


I chose to go with flowers. I just love the Vintage Orangerie from the Spring Fever Collection. I also used Watering Can Tilda from the 2011 Sweet Rainbow Collection.

I've always had a love for greenhouse designs. Have you ever Googled Orangeries? Oh, there are some absolutely GORGEOUS architectural designs. I chose to color my upper section in green to resemble verdigris - which is a bluish green to green color due to the oxidation of the copper elements. If you ever want to see some beauties, just Google "historical orangeries" or even "American historical orangeries." There are some gorgeous images.

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



I used lots of layering on the card both on the interior and exterior. Lots of pretty die cuts, machine stitching, distressing, bow lace, pearl accents, and those little foam spheres that fall off the flower sprays, LOL. I love those things! On the inside, I have a decorative pocket holding a pretty tag as well as a panel for a special message. There is also distressing and machine stitching on both interior sides. It's just so lovely!

Diana also has the We Made It Collection listed here. There are really cute images in this collection, too! Check them out before they are gone.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Magnolia "Souper" Tilda Note Card



Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, it's Saturday! Are you having a good weekend? I know yours is better than mine! I need to find a cave to live in.

I have a little note card to share with you today and it's listed in my ETSY Shop. It features "Souper" Tilda from the We Made It Collection. Diana has these newbies listed in the Magnolia-licious Store and she's ready to get you set up with these cuties. You can find the entire collection HERE.

Souper Tilda just made me smile. I guess it is the cook in me that identified with her. Here she is:



Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will return very soon! I love that you've visited!


XO,

Chris

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Heart Shoes Tilda Mother's Day Card


Hello Sweet Readers,

Well, it's Tuesday and I have a second card to share. I was working on this off an on for a bit and just got it finished. I thought it might make a nice Mother's Day card. It is for sale in my Etsy Shop - A Scrappers Boutique.

Here she is:


The panel on which Tilda has been painted has also been dry embossed with a heart design. Tilda and the embossed paper are all one piece. I realized that it didn't look right where the embossing and the smooth areas met (Remember, they are the same piece of watercolor paper). Something was missing. My sweet cyber friend, Tracy, suggested a border around the smooth section and the heart embossed ares. She thought lace would look nicely. Well, this lace had a straight edge above the string of flowers. I carefully cut off the straight edge thus leaving the string of flowers which were glued around the smooth section. I added a teeny tiny pearl to the center of each flower. Tracy was right - it looked great! I was overthinking the project.

Tracy also suggested an resin figure. I had lots, but most were too large. The bird was a nice fit. An assortment of pretty flowers, butterflies, layers, die cuts, and more frilly lace finished off the look I wanted. Does it look vintage? This is a really cute Tilda! I just love her face and body posture. She is available at Magnolia-licious and is from the Spring Fever Collection. I decided to edge the embossed panel with gathered lace. There are lots of layers and die cuts. I used an assortment of flowers from my stash. I had so much stuff out on my craft table that there was hardly any room for me to work! LOL

The interior, purposely, is not so lavishly finished. I used gorgeous papers that have beautiful images on them. In order to maintain the integrity of the papers, I didn't add much to the inside. I wanted to showcase the papers. The panel on the right is blank for a personal message. The panel on the left is decorative.


Thank you so much for stopping by!



I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris