Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dracula Edwin "Vahnts" to Drink Your Blood!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Good morning to each of you! Thank you so much for stopping by! It is such a pleasure that you have come to see my latest creation. I hope that this post finds each of you well, happy, and filled with creative ideas!

Today begins the newest challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I happen to just love Halloween, so making Halloween cards is a lot of fun for me. That being said, the new challenge is to create a card that is…

Spooky or about Halloween!


Are you ready to see my creation? Well, here it is:



Is Edwin cute or what? I love using Edwin stamps! This one is just adorable! I chose to make the stitching more of an embellishment by using a fancy (spooky looking?) stitch. I love how it turned out. I have no idea who made the paper. There was nothing printed on the back. It is a 12 x 12 sheet. I added some bat die cuts cut from a Cheery Lynn die and a Memory Box die. I wanted the card to be gender neutral so I didn't add a ton of flowers. I added a black ribbon and then just the single two-toned gray flower. The "Boo" looks and feels like stone, but it is made from clay. I added a mini screw brad to the existing hole. As you can see, the circular frame surrounding Edwin has a pewter/silver sparkle design.

I wanted to keep the interior panels simple in design, so I kept it minimal. Again, I used the machine stitching as an embellishment. Here are the interior panels:





As you can see, I repeated the bow and added a matching button. For the bottom, I repeated the stars found on the top panel and the front of the card. The flowers are also kept to a minimum.

Both the Dracula Edwin and Star Border stamp are Magnolia.

I hope you will leave a comment for me, as well as my other Teamies! One lucky gal will win a Surprise Package from Magnolia-licious.



I hope I have provided some inspiration for you. I am so delighted that you stopped by! Thank you again!

Have a wonderful week!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, October 12, 2014

It's Anything Goes at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog!


Hello Dearest Readers,

How are you this fine Sunday in Fall? It's still quite warm here - mid 80s (29° C.). It'll be like this until the beginning of November, and then the cooler temps will come in. The leaves on our trees are beginning to change, though. I've been busy making cards for my DT projects. I have some for sale in my Etsy Store - A Scrapper's Boutique - if you are interested. All are finished on the inside panels, too.

Today begins a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. Our challenge for the next two weeks is…

Anything Goes!


For my card, I chose to create a blue, blue, blue Halloween card! I used five Magnolia Stamps to create the scene on the front. Here it is:



I think it is so different from my usual creations. I just decided to switch it up a bit. Here is the interior:



I just love that spider web and the fuzzy spider who is crawling on it.



Isn't this panel pretty? I have a tag behind the mat where the bow is. I love to do the insides of my cards. I just feel they are unfinished if I don't complete the interiors. I've been known to forget what papers I'd used for the front when waiting to do the inside. So, I do the inside right away so I don't forget!

I hope you will join the Anything Goes Challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! We love looking at all your beautiful creations! They are all so different and so inspiring! Keep up the great work!

Thank you so much stopping by! I love that you took the time to visit.


Have a wonderful week!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Love You Slow Much @ Magnolia-licious!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy "Hump Day" to each of you! We're on the downhill side of the week and the weekend is just around the corner. Yay!

Today is "W-ednesday" at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, for my project, I have chosen to use a darling stamp entitled Love You Slow Much. You can find it Here. It's a Wee Stamp by Sylvia Zet. I love her images because it's the only time I think I can get the hair coloration pretty nicely done! Her stamps were made for gals like me! I love her images so much! They always have sweet faces!

I chose to use Autumnal colors for my card. Here it is:



I love layering and there IS DEFINITELY layering on this card! I chose to add these teeny tiny little foam spheres that come off flower sprays I've purchased. Many of you may know them. They tend to just come off the cluster and then blow all over my work table. So, to punish them for being annoying, I catch them and glue them to the card! LOL, LOL, LOL! Now, they can't get away! LOL The image was colored with Distress Inks. I used a copper ribbon slide. The ribbon is a pretty black and brown checked silky ribbon. The flowers are from STTG. I used a corner punch to "gussy up" the corners, a bird cage die with a little bird to add some interest, and my Nesties for the circles. The sentiment is a Magnolia stamp.

Here is a side view:



The interior panels have been designed using the same papers and matching embellies.

I hope you got some inspiration from my card. I'd love to know what you think of my little snail buddy! Please leave a comment if you have the time.



Now is the time to preorder the Magnolia Doohickey Die Club #4. You get so many cute little dies in each kit! You can find info here.

Have a wonderful week and an even better weekend!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Precious Daughter Tilda w/ Big Rose Monochromatic Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Fall to each and every one of you! It is still hot here, but just knowing that cooler temps are coming closer and closer, I can hardly wait! My hummingbirds are gone. They're traveling over a thousand miles on their little, tiny wings. They may be tiny little birds, but they are courageous, determined, and strong. I'm sad that they are gone.

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

Monochromatic


Before I show you my card, I want to apologize if my photos are blurry. I have severe eye problems and my vision has been extremely blurry. I couldn't tell if my photos are clear or not. I'm sorry if they are not clear.

For my card, I chose to challenge myself and use purple as my color. Purple is my least favorite color. I haven't a clue why, but I don't use it often. For my card, I chose to use Tilda with Big, Big Rose. Diana is currently out of stock on this item. Do contact her to see when she'll be getting more in. I also used the most beautiful Pion papers available at Stay True to God. Also purchased at STTG were my matching beautiful flowers, charm, and seam binding.

Here are my photos:









I am so in love with Pion Papers! The colors are gorgeous and the artwork is exquisite! Now you know why I had to go purple with my card! LOL

Now for some Magnolia-licious news!!!! The Doohickey Die Set, Vol. 2 is now is stock and ready to go! You will want to get this adorable set! So, if you are looking for some cute dies for Christmas, check out Magnolia-licious!

Also, Diana will be carrying MOST of the Saturated Canary Stamps! If you love Saturated Canary, then get your orders in to Diana as soon as you can!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will leave a comment for me as well as my other teamies! One lucky gal who posts a comment on the DT blogs will win a special gift from Diana. Trust me, Diana gives GREAT prizes! LOL



XO,

Chris

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Little Cute Edwin Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you! I feel as if I've been gone from Addicted to Stamps for ages! How was your summer? Did you do anything special? Ours was quiet. It's just too hot to go outside and do things although this summer has been cooler than many. Usually, we have temps that are around 117° F. (47° C.) but we didn't go over 110° this summer. The good thing is that we did manage to have some rain. The last storm was very, very bad. I have a video on my Facebook page (Chrissy Christensen) that shows a van caught in flooding on the only highway between here and Las Vegas. Check it out.

Today begins the new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. Our new challenge for you is to create something…

For a Male


Remember, your project must be for a male (boy or adult male) and have stamping on it. You guys are so wonderful at creating gorgeous projects, so I know this one will be an easy one for you to do! Here is mine:



The scene I created was made with four Magnolia stamps. There is a hidden tag where the bow is. I pulled out my flat tops and added those around the perimeter of the top paper. Some of the elements are elevated on pop dots to give dimension. I also used velvet card stock, glitter card stock, and foil card stock. Here is the side image:



I've listed some of the products I've used below:

Ribbon - Pebblies
Card stock - Bazzill navy blue, red, and tan
Velvet, Glittered, and Foiled Card stock - unknown - I just buy it when I see it.
Pop Dots - EK Success
Balloon Punch - Martha Stewart - I so dislike that person, LOL
Boy and Star Papers - Bo Bunny
Foil 2 Numeral - Thickers
Star Flourish - Joanna Sheen
Star Dies - EK Success and Marvy
Stamps - Magnolia -
Little Cute Edwin
Three Little Fishes
Pier - Brige Deck from Party and Vacation Collection
Grass - It's Magnolia, but I have no idea which one it is. Sorry
Charms - from my stash

I hope you like what I've created to inspire you! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like my card! Let me know what you think!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wild Rose Studio Bella in Love


Hello Dearest Readers,

How are you this wonderful Wednesday? It seems our monsoon season may have ended. It was good to have some rain. I'm dreading the day I realize my little hummingbird friends have gone to their winter digs in Mexico. What a long, arduous journey for such a tiny bird. I'm silly, huh? I worry about them! In the mornings now, we can hear geese heading south. They squawk as they fly over the house. The trees in the higher elevations are already showing turning leaves. Fall is around the corner.

Today is "W-ednesday" at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Today, I am sharing a sweet little card featuring a Wild Rose Studio image called Bella in Love. You can find her HERE. Diana has her for sale at only $7.99! Oh, and before I forget, Diana has a sale on dies! You might want to check out her die section, too! You can find that HERE .

Here is the card I made for you to see -



Isn't that a sweet stamp? It would be perfect for a love card or even a card for Valentine's Day! The stamp has three hearts above the elephants' heads, but I chose to eliminate that and add three rhinestone hearts instead. My image has been painted with a mixture of Distress Inks and Derwent regular watercolor pencils.

Here is a view from the side:



I chose to make the card very simple. LOL I have it for sale in my Etsy Shop for only $5.00! Sometimes, I just like to make cards that are not heaping with my usual "embellish to death style!" The hardest part about making this card was lining up the interior paper cut outs so that they fell into the same spot as the card cover cut outs! That was NOT an easy task!

Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you like my card!

Oh, I almost forgot! If you haven't been on the Magnolia-licious Fall Blog Hop Trail, please visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get the starting point! You will be AMAZED at the gorgeous work my fellow teamies have created! These gals are so very talented!

Have a wonderful week!

XO,

Chris

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's the Fall Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious!


Hello Dearest Readers,

I am so happy that you've stopped by! Welcome to the

Magnolia-licious Fall Blog Hop!

Let me tell ya, you really. REALLY need to find the time to visit each and every DT gals' blog! You will find the most wonderful sources for inspiration!

I am your first stop in the Blog Hop order! If you did not get here from the

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog,

then you need to click the link above, and start there, please. I have lots of photos, so please be prepared, LOL!

I chose to make a Halloween Boo Album showcasing darling mini Halloween themed Tilda and Edwin stamps. Shh, don't let Tilda know, but my favorite is Mummy Edwin! For some reason, when Halloween time comes, I pull the standard sized Mummy Edwin and work with him first! LOL OK, here we go:









Here are some close-ups:













I used the following images from the So Spooky, 2009, Collection found at the Magnolia-licious Store:

Halloween Edwin - HERE

Mummy Edwin - HERE

Tilda with Spider - HERE

Tilda with Spider Web - HERE

Tilda with Pumpkin - HERE

Bat Tilda - HERE

Other products used include:

Cheery Lynn bat dies, Spellbinder's dies, Magnolia Stamps - bat and "Good Luck on Halloween," Doohickey Scalloped Tag, Chipboard accents, button accents, ribbon and fibers

I hope you will leave a little love for me, please. I know that Diana will be selecting someone to win a sweet prize for leaving comments on the blogs of the DT members. The more comments you leave, the more your name goes into the drawing!



Now it is time for you to hop on down the Blog Hop Trail to the wonderful creation that was done by...

Becky Hetherington


Thank you so much for stopping by.

XO,

Chris