Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lemon Tilda Frilly Card

Hello Dearest Readers,

Another month has come and gone! Honestly, time is flying by! Remember when we were kids how the days seemed to just last forever? LOL Now, my days are gone in a blink!

A new challenge begins today at the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog! The theme for the next two weeks is Frilly, Lacey, and Feminine Fun! So many of you are already creating gorgeous cards that have lace and beautifully girly designs. So, this should be easy for you.

For my card, I chose to use the new Lemon Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection. Diana has a really great price on her, so check her out by clicking one of the links above.

I love this stamp. Tilda is just so adorable! I chose to use yellow (naturally), pale green, and white. I thought those colors were soft and feminine. Here it is:

Here is a list of products used:

Magnolia Doohickey Die - Vintage Box Lacing Coffee
Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace Punch Around the Page die set
Memory Box - Tall Chloe Stem (available HERE)
Cheery Lynn - corner die
Joy Craft - Frame dies
Cardstock - Bazzill white and pale yellow
Ink - Color Box
Flowers - Magnolia Exquisite Flowers - Savannah Grass, others from my stash
Lace - from my stash
Ribbon - from my stash
Feather - from my stash

I hope you like how it turned out! I think the stamp makes the card, LOL!

Before I forget, make sure you check out the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog next Monday, Sept. 2, as we're having a Fall Blog Hop! You will see some gorgeous, gorgeous projects created by the Magnolia-licous DT! The Magnolia-licous Blog Hops are always so much fun and rich with inspiration! Don't miss it!

That's about it for today. I hope you will leave a little love for me below. Remember, Diana will select one lucky gal who left comments on the DT's blogs to win a special somethin,' somethin' from Magnolia-licious!

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



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Magnolia-licious Hiking Edwin is a "Fun-gi!"

Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, the monsoon is back, and we're starting off with gray skies and showers! I just LOVE IT! I hope it thunders - a lot! I love when it thunders here because it bounces off the canyon walls and just rolls on for a long time! There is also such a wonderful scent in the air when it rains in the desert. It's a clean scent - sage. So, hopefully, it'll rain nicely enough that we won't have flooding.

I have been working with the Pink Lemonade Collection which is just so adorable it's hard to decide which stamp to use next! However, I did not use Pink Lemonade for the card I'm sharing today. Our son is having a birthday, and this is the card I made for him. I know he appreciates my hand made cards and the time I've taken to make it special for him. It is also my card for the new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - Anything Goes!

Here is the card I made for our boy ~

For this card, I chose to mask two stamps - Hiking Edwin and Mushroom with Snail. I was in a "shroomy" frame of mind, LOL! You can find Hiking Edwin at the Magnolia-licious Store - HERE. Diana is out of the standard size of Mushroom with Snail, but check with her to see if she can order it for you! It really is a darling stamp and with Halloween coming, it would be a nice one to use. I watercolored the painted images. I added a Heidi Swapp photo corner and machine stitching to the image. I also used the following:

Magnolia-licious's Mushroom Kit

Slender Firs Doohickey dies

Memory Box Puffy Cloud dies Doohickey Puffy Cloud Dies

Small Mushroom Dies by Cottage Cuts

Magnolia's Mushrooms in a Row stamp

Happy Birthday Flag is La La Land Crafts

The mushroom paper is from The Green Stack by DCWV.

The sentiment has been computer generated.

The inside panels have been finished in matching papers. Here are the inside panels:

Well, there it is! I hope our son likes it. I had fun creating it for him! I'd love to know what you think! Please leave a comment for me. Diana has something special for a lucky gal who has left a comment on the DT members' blogs. That lucky gal could be YOU!

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



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Magnolia Gypsy Tilda and Her Wagon

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Sunday to each of you! We are working our way through August already! School starts tomorrow for the students in my county. Their summer has to have flown by in their minds! When I was teaching, I would go back, on my own, on Aug. 1. I'd get my room all ready for the first day. It would take a little more than a week to get that done. Then, I would stay home until the day we had to report back. I felt as if I was having an extra vacation. It was a way to get my head ready for a new year and its challenges. I so loved the first day of school. The children were always so excited (I didn't say happy, though!) LOL. I would always call them the night before to allay their anxiety. I knew that I could never sleep the night before school started. So, by calling each child, I was able to, hopefully, make them feel less anxious.

I have a card to share with you today. It took me a long time to make this card. I think it took four days, but it was my fault. I wasn't happy with the way I colored the wagon, so I did it over a couple of times before I got what I hope is just the right coloration on it. I used Gypsy Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection. You can find this stamp and other wonderful products at Magnolia-licious. I just love the Pink Lemonade Collection. The images are just adorable.

OK, back to my card! I fell in love with the Gypsy Tilda image. She won my heart right away. I had this little wagon stamp just waiting to be paired with a stamp and along came Gypsy Tilda! It was a match made in Heaven, don't you think?

I also needed something on which Tilda could sit. This presented a problem in that I didn't have a wooden stool! I thought I had one. Well, I do NOW! I did something sacrilegious! I cut a stamp apart to get the stool! **GASP** I had Santa's Wishful Bench which had the stool and the lectern paired up. The stool was just what I needed! So, out came my scissors and in one snip, I had my stool to be used whenever I wish! Tah Dah! LOL

I used gorgeous Pion papers. I knew, right away which paper I wanted to use for the front. The forest scene background was a perfect backdrop for my painted images. I couldn't cover up the beautiful artwork of the Pion paper. It is just too pretty to cover with embellies. I tried to minimize the extras so that the scene would stay intact with Tilda being the center of focus. The flowers look red in the photo, but they have more magenta in the little beads. It does match her shirt. My cameral liked red better! OK, here she is:

Tilda has glittered accents - the crystal ball, her scarf, her sandal buckles, her cuffs on the shirt and pants, her beaded waistband, the beads hanging from her scarf. She sparkles so sweetly! The sentiment is computer generated. I spent some time thinking of an appropriate sentiment and came up with this. After all, Gypsies are known to do fortune telling.

The interior panels are also finished in matching Pion papers, die cuts, lace, and gems.

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