Monday, July 8, 2019

It's Been a While!


Gosh, Guys, I'm not even sure I remember how to code this as I write! It's been forever.

How are each of you? We're OK. Some days are worse than others, but we pray, and pray, and pray with gratitude for each day we have together. I cry a lot. This is just heartbreaking.

Today, I want to share an easel card I made for our granddaughter. It's a birthday countdown calendar. She loves it. I used a Magnolia Doohickey Die for the tag. It's the lacy one with the perforation. I applied rub on numerals to each tag starting with #14 and down to #1. Then, after #1, it says, "Today's YOUR day! Happy Birthday!' To each tag's lower part, I stamped some birthday themed images. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils since it wasn't watercolor paper but card stock.

The ribbon is all sparkly and has shades of red, pink, and orange. I added some glitter to the edges of the mats. The flowers are an assortment of colors found in the patterned paper. I created a little tag next to the tags. I also added a present, ribbon, and pebbles in pink. Tilda with Birthday Cake was colored with watercolors. It turned out much better than I thought!

Here is a photo of the countdown card:



We were on FaceTime when Mom got the mail. I was able to watch my little granddaughter open the envelope to reveal the card. I was so impressed because the first thing she did was spend five minutes ever so gently running her hand over the card. She was in tactile mode, that's for sure! She is ever so careful with the cards. She also thinks that Tilda is her because of her blonde hair. It is so sweet.

Well, there you have it. It was a winner with a soon-to-be four year old! It made my heart so warm with joy and love.

xoxoxo,

Chris

I would like to enter this into the TOMIC birthday challenge.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Magnolia Reindeer Tilda & Fawn Christmas Card



Hello Sweet Readers,

Well, here I am again! That's twice in one week! Today, I have a precious Christmas card to share with you featuring Reindeer Forest Tilda and Fawn. Both have been painted with distress inks and have glittered accents. If you look behind the Tilda image, you can see where I heat embossed Magnolia tree stamps using a white, sparkly embossing powder. I didn't want it to compete with the Tilda. I accentuated the wintery feel by using snowflake glitter as well as metallic glitter on the stamped images. The flower cluster features a whitened cinnamon stick, real pine cones, die cuts, imported flowers, lace, ribbon, and two baubles. Here it is:



Here is another photo:



Both interior panels have been done with matching paper and beautiful die cuts enhanced with rhinestones.

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Magnolia Christmas Card Featuring Home for the Holidays Car



Hello Sweet Readers,

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged. Life has been complicated and busy. If you're reading this, thank you for visiting!

Today, I have a Christmas card to share with you. It's a cutie card featuring a stamp from Magnolia's Home for the Holidays Collection. The stamp is called Home for the Holidays Car. I've placed the stamped image on a spring so that it moves and bounces. I liked that it is interactive. The gift in the opposite corner is foiled with a red and gold design enhanced by a green sparkly ribbon. The card is on white Bazzill card stock with red foil card stock behind the Fa La La La La die cut. The patterned papers are Martha Stewart. The Fa La La La La die is by MFT. I used a Stampin'Up Sentiment because it was a perfect match to the theme. The sentiment looks blurry, and I think it is because it is embossed in green rather than inked. It is clear, I hope, IRL. Here is a photo of the image:



Here is a photo of the interior panels:



On the interior, I repeated the red foiled card stock to match the foiled elements on the patterned paper. The reds are foiled. I found ribbon and the button in my stash that was a perfect match!

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Roller Coaster Tilda for LHOSM Challenge



Hello Sweet Readers,

It's been a "Blue Day" for me because of the passing of renown chef, Anthony Bourdain. I just adored him. My day has been a sad one. Despite the sadness, I did manage to get a card front done. I'll do the interior sometime when I get time. Today's card has been bouncing around in my head since I saw the Roller Coaster Tilda stamp. Then, my friend, Jane Johnson did an amazing pull card that used the Magnolia filmstrip die as roller coaster rails! Jane - that was brilliant! I quickly wrote to her and asked if she would give me permission to steal her idea, LOL. I would NEVER do that without asking first. Jane was lovely and said that she would love to see what I do with her concept. So, here it is:



Here are the deets:

I watercolored the background to represent an evening scene. The rhinestone stars are both clear and a very, very light purple. I used my Quickutz dies to cut the alphas for the title. "Happy Summer," was going to be my title, but then I thought that the title would be restrictive. "Oh happy day" would be more salable in my Etsy Shop, A Scrappers Boutique. I went over the alphas with some sparkly Wink of Stella. The filmstrip "rails" were cut from silver metallic card stock. The roller coaster is a die I've had but never used. I guess I was just waiting for the right stamp, and then it appeared! LOL I colored Tilda with Distress Inks. Oh, and I stitched the perimeter using silver metallic thread. The roller coaster cars were made sparkly using Crystal Stickles.

LHOSM is taking a summer break for the months of June and July. We will see you on August 19 when we begin our next round of challenges! Till then, have a happy summer!

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Diploma Graduation Tilda for LHOSM Anything Goes Challenge



Happy May, Sweet Readers,

I'm writing this early so I don't forget to write it! LOL This weekend, I have our son and sweet angel granddaughter with us. Oh, it is so wonderful to have them visit. Little One will be three in 2 1/2 months, and is she sharp. By three, her Daddy was already reading on his own; however Miss Eleanor (AKA Princess Puddlepants) knows her colors, shapes, numbers, and can count to 30. I am so proud of her! She had hearing issues early on that affected her verbal and auditory development. After having surgery, she is all caught up, and her verbal ability, as well as her hearing ability, are right where they should be! Bless her heart! I just love her!

This month's challenge at LHOSM is

Anything Goes


Today, I would like to share a lovely graduation card with you featuring Diploma Tilda. Here she is:



For this card, I've used Maja Design Sofiero papers, Magnolia Medical Doohickey Dies, lace, doilies, imported flowers, inking, assorted other dies, and a 2018 graduation charm.

Here is a shot of the interior:



Our sponsor this month is:

Swedish House Crafts


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One lucky gal will win a really nice prize! You can't win if you don't join in! LOL

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Roller Coaster Card w/ Magnolia Tildas



Hello sweet readers,

Happy May! I'm not going to chat today as I've been up all night and am exhausted as well as having blurry eyes!

Today, I have a fun card to share with you. I fell in love with the Magnolia Field Trip Collection and knew there were ideas that would make for fun cards. This is my first from the collection. It featured two Tilda stamps.



After creating the tree on the left, I added enamel dots to give dimension. The tree on the right is a composite of two different Magnolia tree dies blended to make a new tree. One of the trees is the fruit tree die. I don't know the name of the other one. The flowers are from the Garden Doohickey themed box. The fence is another doohickey from long ago. The background scene has been watercolored and is from a stamp that is ages old. I added lots of pop dots, glitter, rhinestones, and enamel dots.

Here is a photo of the interior:



The roller coaster creation involved printing out the pattern, cutting, scoring, and folding. For the interior, I wanted to carry the theme by using the Tilda in a roller coaster car. She's so cute! The clouds are both Magnolia nnd Memory Box.

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris



I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

Magnolia Forever Challenge Blog

Sunday, April 15, 2018

On the Road Tilda - LHOSM Spring Flowers Challenge



Hello sweet readers,

I hope this post finds you well and happy! It's Spring here in the desert and everything is blooming! This is your midway reminder for the current challenge at the LHOSM Challenge Blog. The theme is:


Spring Flowers


For my inspiration card, I've chosen to use On the Road Tilda from the Seabreeze Collection. I think she is just adorable and the kind of gal I was when I was younger - with the bicycle! This is the first time I've inked her up, too! LOL She DID keep calling my name over the months! LOL

Here is my card:


Here is a shot of the interior:



I loved that the sentiment on the inside complimented the sentiment on the front. The papers were so perfect for Spring with the little flowers everywhere. Do you like it? LOL

Tilda has been colored with Distress Inks. I've added lots of layers and elevations using pop dots. The flowers in the bicycle basket have been accented with yellow glitter. The flowers are from my stash. I'm thinking that the papers used are from Doodlebug Designs. A doily is tucked behind the image mat. The grass has been cut using a Doohickey Die and is elevated so that the bicycle is behind the grass. This sentiment on the Spellbinders banner was done with Doodlebug rub ons.

Our sponsor this month is:

NOOR DESIGN



One lucky gal will win a really nice prize! You can't win if you don't join in! LOL

This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris