Saturday, September 28, 2013

Magnolia Goblin Sitting Martha

Hello sweet readers,

How is your weekend going? Are you feeling Fall? The northern part of our state has already had snow! I hope that means that there will be a snowy winter! I'm already hoping for snow, and the leaves haven't fallen from our trees yet! All I can say is that it is "Oatmeal and Crockpot Season!" YES!!! I've been making oatmeal in the slow cooker. I put it on before we go to sleep, and it's ready in the morning! If you want the recipe, just let me know! The last batch had a bag of frozen raspberries in the mix. DH loves raspberries. What a great way to get my sweetie to eat his oatmeal! I want to experiment with some other flavors - like peach, pina colada, and how could I include bacon? Oh, I know, I could add it just before serving so it wouldn't get all mushy! LOL Bacon and brown sugar? Hmmm... LOL

I have a fun card to share with you today. It features Magnolia's Goblin, Sitting Martha. You can find the whole set of Goblins at Magnolia-licious. I think she is just the cutest! If you look at her left foot, you can see her little green toe sticking out from the hole in her sock. I even painted her little toenail red! I wish I could be more consistent with my coloring of hair. I love how Martha's hair turned out on this card. Hair is just hit or miss with me. As they say, "Practice makes perfect!" Hopefully, I will eventually get some consistency. Here she is:

I chose to use some traditional Halloween colors - purple, orange, black. There is a hidden tag behind the mat. I added some orange rhinestones to the black grapevine wreath on which Martha sits. The purple brads are Doodlebug Sugar Coated Brads, so they sparkle. I used paper, flowers, ribbon, and embellies from my stash. I have a plastic container with all my Halloween goodies in it, so I can store and grab as needed. The wreath is by Memory Box and is called the Grapevine Wreath.

If you are interested in the Magnolia Goblin Collection, I encourage you to visit the Magnolia-licious Store. Diana's prices on these collectible stamps are wonderful! While you are visiting Magnolia-licious, be sure to check out the following Fabulous Finds:

Magnolia LIttle London Collection

Candibean Stamps

Spectrum Noir Marker Pens - **Currently on sale for 35% off!**

I hope you like the card I've shared today. I'll have a new card posted on Wednesday, October 2. It features a Wee Stamp perfect for the upcoming season! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will leave a comment for me.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wild Rose Studio Emily with Dandelion

Good morning everyone!

Boy, it's been a very busy week for me! I need a couple more hours in my day! I hope you visited the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop. I love, love, love the projects that the DT shared! If you haven't seen them, please visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get you started! You will NOT be disappointed!

It's "W"ednesday at Magnolia-licious. I chose to use my Wild Rose Studiostamp called Emily with Dandelion. I thought that stamp was just so sweet. I used to have a little fur baby, Milford, who was pinkish orange. I think the color was apricot. He was such a precious animal. He was very smart, had a great sense of humor, and "talked." He would say, "No" and "Want Out." It was so clear that other people understood him when he would say them! Oh, I could go on and on about him! He was such a joy!

Anyway, back to this sweet stamp, LOL. There were so many things I loved about the stamp. Of course, the first was the fur baby! I loved the sweetness of the image as well as the motion implied by the floating dandelion comas. Emily's dress is just the cutest! Would you like to see my card? OK, here it is:

I love how sweet this image is! I just can't say it enough! I chose to use some bright, cheery colors and keep the design simple so that the focus would be on the image which was watercolored. It's hard to see, but I did line the cloud in the background with Stardust Stickles. Oh, I did mask the Emily with Dandelion Stamp with a Magnolia background stamp from the Chasing Butterflies Collection. It's called Butterfly Background. I liked it because it gave a little depth to the image. I also used my Go Kreate dies for the card shape.The flowers are from my stash as is the velvet ribbon.I used my Magnolia Doohickey #4, Leaf and Swirl Die. It is such a functional die. I use it quite a bit, and it's worth every penny! It gives such a nice effect. The paper is from American Crafts and is from the Shoreline line.

I hope you liked my card! Emily with Dandelion, as well as many other gorgeous stamps, dies, and papers is available at at Magnolia-licious - home of the best prices in town! Diana has fantastic customer service, too! Make sure you also check out the new Zutter Bow-It-All which is available HERE.


Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Time for the Magnolia-licious Fall/Halloween Blog Hop!

Happy Monday to all!

Today is the Magnolia-licious Fall/Halloween Blog Hop! It's going to be so much fun! I hope you will hop along from blog to blog to see the amazing projects created by the Magnolia-licious DT! If you've gotten here from Sheri's Blog, then you are where you are supposed to be.

If you didn't come from Sheri's Blog, then, you need to start at Mindy's Blog!. Mindy is the first stop along the way!

For my project, I chose to create a Halloween themed banner. I dressed each panel with a Magnolia image and some embellishments. Here is my banner:

I know it's hard to see the banner panels well, so I thought I'd fill today's post with tons of photos! LOL I'll show each panel individually and then, beneath each photo, provide details and links. How's that? Here goes -

The image is called Halloween Edwin. You can find him HERE. I used felt flowers with a center from a black sugar coated brad. The little plastic sign is from my stash.

Did this panel make you smile? I'd like you meet Goblin Martha! Isn't she a cutie? The name of the stamp is Martha with Pearls. You can find her HERE. The embellies are from my stash.

Meet Witch Tilda! You can find her HERE.

This little Cutie Pie is called Dracula Edwin! I wonder why? LOL. You can find him HERE.

For my "K" panel, I chose to use a Goblin stamp named Rowdy William. I think he is just adorable! Look at that smile! I love the little slingshot in his pocket, too! You can find him HERE.

The last panel features a sweet Tilda entitled Witch Tilda and Pumpkins.. You can find her HERE.

Well, how was that photo adventure? This banner is available for purchase. If you are interested, please let me know.

Know that Diana at Magnolia-licious has the featured Tilda and Edwin stamps currently priced with 20% off the regular price, so, this is a perfect time to get some adorable Halloween images for your future use.

Please leave a comment for each designer as you travel from blog to blog. Your next stop is the blog belonging to

Julie Price

Also, I am giving away a very nice, brand new Marianne Design Die to one lucky gal who leaves a comment for me HERE. I hope you will stop by and add your name to the draw.

That's about it for today! Have fun as you travel through the blogs. I know the gals have worked very hard to provide some inspiration for you!



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Halloween with Magnolia's Sitting William Goblin Stamp!

Hello Everyone!

I am really trying to get Fall to hurry up and arrive! It is such a gorgeous time of year! My head is already thinking of the Fall things to do. I've started baking and making soups! I am glad that the weather cooperated with my plans this past week! It rained, rained, and rained. The temps were nice and chilly! It was in the 60s at night and in the low 70s during the day! I LOVED IT!

So, with that being said, I HAD to make a Halloween card! Today's card features one of the stamps found in a little used Magnolia Collection (we so love our Tildas) - The Goblin Collection. There are only half a dozen stamps in this collection. The names of the stamp characters are William and Martha, and I think they are just adorable! They make me smile! Magnolia-licious has them in stock, too! Today's card features the stamp, Sitting William. I had such fun coloring him! The spiked hair just is hilarious! He is so different from our clean cut Edwin! Here is my card:

Here are the close up images:

Here are the details regarding my card. Dies used are Cheery Lynn, Martha Stewart, Go Kreate, and Nesties. The sentiment source is unknown. It's a stamp I've had forever. It might be Whimsy. The flowers are from my stash. My image was water colored. I used Stickles on William's hair. The paper is Echo Park. I think that's about it.

On another note, I'm giving away a very nice die (you know how I love dies) to one lucky reader who leaves a comment for me ON THE PREVIOUS POST entitled Magnolia-licious Bling It Up Challenge. There are only 12 comments so far and I'd so love if more gals would sign up. The prize is a very nice die from Marianne Design.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like William as much as I do! Perhaps you'll fall in love with Martha and William as I have. I would love to see your creations using them!



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Magnolia-licious Bling It Up Challenge

Hello Sweet Readers,

Two posts in a row! That is a rarity for me! I'm so glad you've stopped by!

Today starts a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. The new challenge is

Bling It Up!

We would love to see you create something wonderful with sparkle! There are so many ways you can do this. You might use rhinestones, sequins, glitter, glittered cardstock - whatever you want! Just make sure you hve a Magnolia image on your card and that there is bling, too! You have two weeks to enter this challenge.

The Design Team has wonderful examples to provide inspiration. Remember, if you leave a comment on the blogs of the DT members, your name will go into a drawing for a wonderful surprise from Diana at Magnolia-licious! So leave a little love if you visit the DT blogs! You may be the lucky winner!

I'm not very happy with how my card turned out. I think I went a little overboard with the rhinestones, LOL! I think I took the title of the challenge (Bling It Up) too literally! I blinged, and then I blinged again and again, LOL. It's all the tree's fault! Here's my "blingy" card:

Did you have to put on your sunglasses due to the glare? LOL My tree needed sparkle. Five rhinestone flowers were not enough, so I just added rhinestones in a pale pink and deep pink. The paper I used is from Maja Design (Sofiero). It is a lovely line of paper. The most important part of my card is my little Tilda! I just love this sweet stamp! It's is Tilda with Two Rosettes from the Special Moments Collection. It is a very versatile stamp! I also used the Magnolia Little Summer Birds stamp from the Summer Breeze Collection. They are the cutest ever! There are two hidden tags that were cut from the Magnolia Doohickey #88 Cloudy Tag. I distressed and inked the edges, added lots of die cuts, some pretty flowers, ribbon, and bling. *blush* The little banner at Tilda's feet has been elevated on pop dots.

If you leave a comment, be kind, LOL. Remember, there is a special somethin', somethin' for one lucky gal!

If you haven't visited the Magnolia-licious store lately, you are missing out on wonderful new arrivals! One example is the Impression Obsession die line. You can find it here. Diana keeps her prices low AND you get store credit! So, you're a winner all the way around! Stop by often and see what is coming in almost every day! There is always something new!

Well, the thunder is overhead. We're under a flash flood warning again. I'm going to sign off as I don't like being on line when Mother Nature is knocking on my front door!

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you leave a comment below, I will pick a name from those who left comments and send you a nice special something that you can use in a die cutting machine - **hint, hint**! I hope you will come back real soon!



Monday, September 9, 2013

Mini Monday Tilda Key Largo Tag

Good morning,

Well, I think most of my hummingbirds have started their long journey south. It makes me so sad to see them go. I have a feeder right outside my craft room window. It's such a sweet diversion to watch their antics as they zoom through the yard. They are fearless! They try to intimidate my husband and myself when we are changing their feeders each morning! They zoom up to about a foot or so from our heads, chirp at us, and maintain a holding pattern while they watch us with care. I only saw two of them today. Did you know that most hummingbirds don't make it through their first year of life? Isn't that sad?

I've been having vision issues again. So, if my photos appear to be blurry, it's my fault. At least I can type without looking at the keyboard. LOL

Today, I have for you a tag which features a mini Magnolia of Tilda Key Largo. You can find this adorable stamp at Magnolia-licious. I paired her with Magnolia's Sea Background Through Porthole stamp from the 2010 Bon Voyage Collection. I used masking to combine the two images as well as delete the portions I didn't want visible. Here is the image:

I chose to use Nestie dies for the oval shapes. A strip of off white burlap, some real shells and starfish from the beaches we've visited (even the little starfish is real), a walnut stained tag, and tiny stickers help the tag with the theme. The white netting you see is from the grocery store! It may have been around a turkey, some fruit, or whatever. I saved it to use some day! That day came and I put it to use. I also had a sheet of paper thin cork which I used at the top. A brass eyelet, some cotton lace and twine finish the tag.

I hope you like what I've created. It's for sale if anyone is interested, LOL!

If you haven't visited the Magnolia-licious Store lately, you really should! Diana has gotten in some new, wonderful products including Candibean Stamps. Not to be forgotten, the Score-Pal Store is now carrying the Bow-It-All by Zutter Innovative Products! Who doesn't like a pretty bow!

Thank you for stopping by! I love your comments and read, with love and appreciation, each and every one!



Monday, September 2, 2013

Tilda with Cozy Heart CAS Card for Magnolia-licious!

Happy Labor Day!

Are you resting today? Having three day weekends is wonderful, isn't it? I've been putzing in my craft room this weekend. I'm trying to organize, but it's a never ending job! Saturday afternoon was spent with a box of Meyer lemons! I zested each one and packed them into glass jars to freeze. Then, my sweet DH juiced each one for me. I filtered the juice and froze it in ice cube trays for use later. I'll appreciate having the zest and juice during the winter when lemons are so expensive!

The Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is currently sponsoring a Clean and Simple Challenge. What a challenge that can be when you are used to flowers, ribbon, charms, buttons, and anything else you can use to embellish a card! Although I cannot participate in the challenge, I did make a card so I could challenge myself. Here it is:

For my image I chose to use Tilda with Cozy Heart. I think she is just adorable! The sentiment was stamped inside a Magnolia stamp called Elegant Heart. It's from the 2010 Raising the Ceiling Collection. I elevated it on pop dots. I used my embossing folders to add textured panels behind the center image. A Wonky Rectangle die was used to cut the shapes.

So, there you have it - no flowers, no ribbon, no charms, no scene, nada, zip, zilch! Nothin' but the basics! I can see why this is a challenge! LOL.

I would like to encourage you to hop on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and join the challenge by creating a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will come back again. If you want to leave a comment for me, I would love to have it!

Love to you,