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

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