Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sweet Bella with Flowers at Magnolia-licious!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Wednesday to each of you! Have you seen the new Magnolia Lovely Duo Collection? Oh, they are too cute! I am so in love with "Stop in the Name...!" Diana has them available for pre order right now! You can find them HERE. I love that you get a cute little sentiment with the Tilda image. Remember, Diana has great pricing AND you get bonus points, too!

Today is "W"ednesday, and I thought I'd share a Wild Rose Studio stamp entitled "Bella with Flowers." I really love these little Bella stamps! The images are just adorable. If you like the image, you can find it HERE. Here is my card:



I used my distress inks to color the image. The flowers do have a sparkle to them which is not visible in the photo. The rest is pretty much self-explanatory, LOL. Here is a shot from the side:



I like the look of the elevated image panel. OK, I like lots of things popped up! LOL

If you have any questions, just ask!

I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love is in the Air with Sweet Christmas Tilda


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! Are you keeping warm? I love Winter so much that I hate to see it pass. I love the blue, blue sky and the lighting the sun gives to the mountains. In the summer, the colors tend to get washed out!

Magnolia-licious is now taking pre orders for Magnolia's newest collection, Lovely Duo! If you haven't seen it yet, visit Diana's shop where they are posted. They are so adorable and come with a sentiment. I have some favorites, almost all of them! Preorder them now so you don't miss out!

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! The title for our new challenge is ~

Love is in the Air!


Isn't that a great challenge idea? You could do so much with it! I chose to stay with a Winter theme - after all, love does keep one warm, right? Here is my inspiration card:



I wish you could see the sparkle on this card! I used silver metallic thread for the stitching and shaved ice on the Magnolia Doohickey Snowy Forest tree die. My stamp is Sweet Christmas Tilda from 2011's Sweet Christmas Collection. The paper used comes from a paper pad entitled "Frozen." You can find this gorgeous paper HERE. Here are some additional shots:





The tag used in the pocket is the Magnolia So Wrapped Snowflake Doohickey Tag Die. I love that set of dies. They are so versatile!



The die cuts are part of the Memory Box Frostyville line. I added some Crystal Stickles to them for additional sparkle.

I hope you found some inspiration in my design and that you will join the new challenge! We'd love to see your creations! Don't forget that there is a special somethin' somethin' for one lucky commentor!




I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Princess Tilda as Elsa in Frozen!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy 2015 to Each of You!


I hope that your 2015 is filled with much joy, love, health, and happiness! XOXO to all!

We had a cold start to the New Year with a wonderful treat of snow on New Year's Eve. What a great way to end 2014! I hope that 2015 will be kind to my family.

Today begins a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! The new challenge is

Use a Tag!


I am anxious to share my card with you. I am really into finding different ways to use my Tilda images. For this card, I've chosen to go with the Frozen theme. Here it is:



Do you like it? I LOVE it! I wish you could see the sparkle. I've used silver thread for the stitching. The white rid-rack is also sparkly. Then, the Magnolia castle doohickey die cut has glitter as does the large snowflake behind the flower cluster. For my tag, I used a Magnolia doohickey tag die and just turned it upside down so the snowflake top didn't compete with Tilda. The little Elsa embellishment has rhinestones around it. The charm hanging from the flower cluster is a crown that says, "Princess." I used gesso on the tiny pine cones. The paper - oh, the paper - I wish you could see it in person. It is absolutely gorgeous! It is called "Frozen" and may be purchased HERE You wouldn't believe the beautiful details in the paper designs. The colors in the pad are soft and bold. They range from pastel to dark!

Here are some additional photos:











Well, if you have any questions, just ask!

I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's a Snowflake Challenge at Addicted to Stamps with It's Cold Outside Tilda!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Are you as busy as can be preparing for the upcoming holiday? I am trying to do all I can as quickly as I can! I seem to crash and burn about 10:00 PM! Then, I get up and become a "whirling dervish" all over again! And so it goes, day after day. I love this time of the year, though. I love the cold temperatures and the rain/snow that we get moreso in the winter.

Well, today is a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! I hope you will join our new challenge. Our challenge theme is

Snowflakes


How fun is that? It's hard to think winter during the summer months, but those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are thinking, or even experiencing, snow! Here is my design which I hope will provide some inspiration!



All right, I'll say it - maybe I overdid the snowflakes! LOL. I just couldn't stop! LOL! For my card, I used Magnolia's It's Cold Outside Tilda. I added some mulberry paper "fur" around Tilda's cuffs and collar. The background stamp is one I've had for years and years. I thought it would make a perfect scene for my first frame card. I added lots of die cuts rich with snowflakes as well as clear rhinestones, snow-tex, and a snowflake charm. The cluster in the lower right features sparkly white jingle bells along with real pine cones, flowers, and a sparkly ribbon. Here are some closeups.





The inside has been finished to match the front. It took some courage to do a card in a teal color rather than the traditional Christmas colors. Sometimes, it's good to take chances.

Well, if you have any questions, just ask! I hope you like my card!

I am so, so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Magnolia See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil Edwins @ Christmas!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and happy! Things are busy here with the preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday which is just "two sleeps" away! LOL We have our exterior Christmas lights up and ready to brighten the night starting Thanksgiving night. I love, love, love this time of year! The tree is almost all decorated. We have a little more to put on. Again, Thanksgiving night is the night we start lighting our Christmas Tree. It makes me so happy to see the pretty tree and the lights!

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our challenge is a really good one -

Anything Goes!


That has to be my favorite type of challenge! I am just soooooooooo excited to share my card with you! This card just makes me smile each time I look at it! I cannot hold back any longer. Here it is:



Oh, I had zo much fun planning and executing this card design! I love those little Edwin stamps. They are the Blue Ribbon Edwin Trio available HERE! Magnolia created these as a way to support Breast Cancer Awareness. I just knew they would be perfect for a Christmas card! Did the card make you smile? I hope so!

Here are some additional photos:











I wanted to keep the card festive and with a boy in mind. Rather than add lace and flowers, I chose to add thick red rick-rack. I added little white show flakes and centered each snow flake with a matching green or red rhinestone. The paper that has the packages on it, has a red foil element on the packages. I repeated that red foil by using red foiled card stock as a mat behind the green papers. I added some decorative buttons that had sparkle on some.

On the interior top, I wanted the emphasis to be on the pretty paper with the red foil accents. A die cut doily, pretty ribbon, and cute little charm added to the festive feel. For the interior bottom, I repeated the red rick-rack. This time, I added a little silver jingle bell. I also added the Magnolia Rocking Horse Doohickey Die from the Doohickey Set Volume 2. I would have added more die cuts from the set, but they were too large for the small areas. A bit of red twine completed the horse.

Those See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil stamps are so versatile! You could use them for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or even Mother's Day or Father's Day! My mind was swimming with possibilities, but since it's the Christmas season, I decided to use them with that theme. You might want to think about getting this trio. They come in a set of three. Diana has them reasonably priced at $29.99 with is approximately $10 per stamp! THAT is a steal, my friends!

Well, if you have any questions, just ask! I hope you like my card! Do stop by the Magnolia-licious Store and check out Diana's new arrivals, too!

I hope you like my card. I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tilda with Trumpet White Challenge @ Magnolia-licious


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and happy!

Did you know that Magnolia-licious is now carrying From the Hollow Fairy Stamps as well as Saturated Canary Stamps? From the Hollow and Satruated Canary Stamps are both 20% off! Need a little Christmas gift idea? Well, these stamps would make such wonderful stocking stuffers (even in YOUR own stocking! LOL)

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our new challenge is to create a card or project that is

White


We would like to see your predominantly white colored card or similar project. You may add just a touch of another color. The Design Team has lovely inspirational examples for you! Check them out on the Challenge Blog and their personal blog for details! Here is my example:



For my card, I chose to use one of the new Magnolia Waiting for Christmas Collection Stamps entitled Tilda with Trumpet. I thought she was just the cutest little thing! I love the way her body is positioned.

I chose to dry emboss snowflakes to the background and then apply all of the die cuts above that. There are dies from Joy Crafts, Frantic Stamper, Cheery Lynn, and Marianne Design. I thought I'd add a bit of lace and found this lace with the ribbon sewn into it. Great! I now had an accent of red to match the Tilda! A pretty bow and pearls finish off the card. I did choose to elevate the Tilda mat on Pop Dots so that it had some dimension, Then, I had some snowflakes punched from another project. I thought they'd look great around Tilda. I decided to add some of those and place a clear rhinestone in the center of each flake. Now, it is impossible to see, but I used my Spica pens to add subtle sparkle to the trumpet, buttons, and trim on the coat, sleeves, and hem. A little turn to the light and you can see the sparkle highlights. Here is a close up.



I chose to color the image with Distress inks this time as I liked the color of the green.

That is my design! I hope you like it and will find some inspiration in it, We would so love to see your lovely works of art at the Challenge Blog!

Oh, we would also love it if you would think about joining the Magnolia-licious Holiday/Winter Blog Hop Challenge! It's not too late. One lucky gal will win a $50 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious! You can't win if you don't enter!



Also, if you visit the Challenge Blog, link above, it's not too late to participate in the Blog Hop! One lucky "Hopper" will also win a $50 gift certificate for leaving comments at each DT Member's Blog as well as a return comment on the Challenge Blog! We so love your comments! You should see the fantastic projects the DT has created to provide some great ideas!

Well, I've just filled this page with lots of deets! I hope you've read to this point! LOL

I hope you like my card. I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tilda on the Roof Christmas Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Today begins a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. I hope you will visit the blog and see the lovely inspirational designs the Design Team has posted! The theme for the next two weeks is ~

Bling, Bling!


I love to embellish my cards, but I don't use lots of rhinestones for some reason. I do like to add sparkle with glitter though. Also, I love to use pearls. Here is my design:



I really love velvet paper. For this card, I chose to use a green velvet paper. I think it looks so rich! Next, I added matching green designer papers, some pretty lace, ribbon, and a bow. For Tilda's mat, I chose to use an embossing folder for the background. I chose to use holly leaves and berries. Next, I added a red rhinestone square and a red and green rhinestone tree from my stash. Next, I added my sweet little Tilda with the furry cap and boots. Oh, the poinsettias have centers with little gold beads. The interior has also been finished to match the front.

I hope you like my design. I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris