Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Edwin with Derby Hat is a Stud Muffin!


Are you getting ready for the holiday? Have you begun preparations? It's going to be just the two of us this holiday, so, I splurged and have a personal chef preparing dinner for us! Yes, it is a "bucket list" item! LOL We were able to select what we wanted, and, of course, there is a whole turkey! I have to have leftovers! Usually, our DS flies in to be with us, but this year, he has other plans. So, DH and I decided that we shouldn't cook or have to clean up. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Usually, I start cooking the Monday prior to Thanksgiving. I am soooooo not missing it!

Today, begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! The new challenge is:

Use a Doily

Many of us already do that, so that challenge is easy peasy!

Before I go any further, I want to announce who the lucky gal is who won a special something from me on my last Challenge post. **Drumroll, please....

#4 -- Cindy!

Cindy, if you would please e-mail me at the address listed on this blog, I will get something wonderful out to you!

I also said that I would select a lucky gal from the comments posted on our Holiday Blog Hop. That lucky gal is:

#9 -- Tamara!

Tamara, if you will please e-mail me at the address listed on my sidebar, I will get something special out to you!

Thank you, all, for your wonderful, supportive comments! They mean so much to me!

Now, let's get back to the Magnolia-licious challenge! Here is my card: I had so much fun with this one. I just kept going and going with it! I hope you like it:

For my card, I used:

Edwin with Derby Hat. I thought he was just adorable (with and without his cookie duster)!
Afternoon Tea Rose Kit. I did modify the mustache so that it would match the way I liked it.
Mustache Doo-hickey Die

The rest of the goodies are from my stash. The gorgeous vintage papers are from paper sacks that a dear, dear friend sent to me for using on vintage cards! Thank you, Sweetie! I used a large black Prima flower and an assortment of brown flowers. The pocket watch in the upper right was made using black cardstock that looks like patent leather. I, then, added a vintage chipboard button. This was just fun!

Also, for those of you that saw my disaster of a card that I posted November 12, I did redo the front. I painstakingly removed each and every piece from the front. Then, I started all over. Now, I didn't change much, but I did make some minor changes that made me feel a little better about it. This card just looks so much nicer in real life. Here it is:



Now, I'm a happy girl! LOL

If you haven't done the Magnolia-licious Holiday Blog Hop, please do! There are amazing projects for you to use as inspiration. Also, be sure to enter the Holiday Blog Hop Challenge which closes on 12/28. Diana has wonderful prizes for two lucky gals. You can't win if you don't join in!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will leave a comment for me as your comments mean so much!

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!

Love to you,


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl - ends Dec. 1 - Use a Magnolia Stamp
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - ends 12/8 - Vintage/Shabby
Totally Tilda Challenges #85 - ends 11/30 - Buttons and Bows
A Creative Romance - Vintage - ends 12/2
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #71 - Must have stitching - ends 11/27

Monday, November 18, 2013

Magnolia-licious Holiday Blog Hop Wants YOU!

Hello to all of Santa's helpers!

Well, the countdown is beginning, huh? Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, look out! Let the madness begin! However, to give you some gentle inspiration, the Magnolia-licious/Score Pal Design Teams have joined forces to present our


If you have arrived here from Jane Johnson's Blog, then you are in the right place! If not, then you need to start at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - HERE. This is where you will find all the details for how to unscramble the secret message that will get one lucky gal a wonderful prize, valued at $50, from Diana, the gal behind Magnolia-licious! Here are the directions for the hop -

• Hop through the blogs in the order they are listed on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
• Gather the letters or clues found on each blog.
• Rearrange the alphas and use the clues to discover the secret message. • Do NOT publicly post your answer on the Challenge Blog or any of the DT members' Blogs. You will see where to send your responses as noted on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog's Blog Hop Information page.

But wait! There's more!

There will also be two other lucky winners - making a total of three winners. Who will be the other lucky two winners? Well, that is entirely up to you! In order to be in the running for one of the other two prizes, you must enter a Winter/Holiday themed project on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. You have until December 31 to enter your project. The First Place Winner will win a huge gift from Diana valued at $100 while a runner up winner will receive a special gift valued at $50. I think Diana is secretly Mrs. Claus! Shhhh! Don't tell!

I have a wonderful holiday banner to share with you! There are lots of photos, so that you can see the details. The banner has tulle, feathers, ribbon, jingle bells, glittered alphas, adorable hand painted images from the new Winter Wonderland Collection, glitter, Snow-Tex, gorgeous papers, sturdy backing, and pretty ribbon. **This banner is for sale. If you are interested, please contact me via the e-mail address on the right!

Here are close ups for each panel:

I hope you like this gorgeous banner! Now, you are off through cyberspace to see what Suzi McManus has created on her blog. It's gorgeous, so you don't want to skip it!

Thank you so much for stopping hopping by! Good luck unscrambling the letters and using the clues for the Blog Hop! Then, a special good luck creating a holiday/winter themed project for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!


If you leave a comment below, I will add your name into a draw for something special from me.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Magnolia Show the Way Tilda

Hello Dear Readers,

I am thrilled to share today's card with you. I hope you like it as much as I do! It's "W-Wednesday" at the

Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog

Today, I'm showcasing a Wild Rose Studio stamp paired with a Magnolia stamp from the Winter Wonderland Collection. Here is my card:

I just love the red, white, and green together. It just looks so cheery! My Magnolia Stamp is Show the Way Tilda. My Birdhouse stamp is by Wild Rose Studio. You can find this adorable stamp HERE. Diana has a fabulous price on this stamp, so get one while they are in stock. With Christmas coming, and all the pairing possibilities with the Winter Wonderland Collection (and other stamps), you don't want to miss the chance to get this adorable Birdhouse stamp.

Here are two closeups:

On my card, I have also used a Magnolia Doo-hickey die entitled Slender Firs. You can find it HERE. The seal is also a Magnolia stamp. It's an older one, and I'm unsure of the collection. I added puffy paint for dimension. When it dried, I went over it with Stickles so it would sparkle. Each of the little red berries have been touched with red Stickles while the flower centers have been touched with gold Stickles.

Don't forget to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog next Monday (11/18) for our Holiday Blog Hop! Hope to see you there!



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Magnolia Peaceful Tilda

Hello Sweet Readers,

Before I go any further, I want to announce who is the lucky commenter from my last Challenge Post of 10/22. The lucky gal is...

Suzan Laverty - #27

Congratulations, Suzan! Also, because you have my blog, A Scrappers Musings listed on "Blogs I Follow," I'll be sending something extra to you! Thank you for adding me to your list. Please use the e-mail address on my blog to send me your address. I can't send it if I don't know where it should go! LOL Also, if anyone knows Suzan, you might want to give her a "heads up!"

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our new challenge is...

A Winter Themed Project

This time, both Design Teams are posting together! You'll have double the amount of gorgeous examples to help get those creative juices going! I have to tell you, I am always in awe of my teamies' work!

I wasn't very happy with how my card turned out. It just looked better in my head than it turned out in paper. I'm thinking I should have framed Peaceful Tilda with a gold metallic mat instead of the brown. I didn't want to clash with the pretty angels on the paper, so I stuck with the brown. Oh well, sometimes I hit the mark and other times, I miss. I have a winner to post tomorrow, so do come back! Anyway, here is my card:

I was going for a vintage feel. Maybe I should have used pink background paper instead of the green. **sigh** The stamp I chose to use is Peaceful Tilda which is available at Magnolia-licious. I think she is so sweet. I added some real pine cones to the flower cluster, and added Fran-tage to the snowflakes and mat on which Tilda is stamped. The pearls are Kaiser and sparkle has been added using Stickles. A touch of ivory lace, some distressing and inking finish the front.

Here is a photo of the flower detail:

Next Monday, 11/18, Magnolia-licious is having a Holiday Blog Hop! I hope you will check it out and hop along. There are prizes to be won along the way. The gals have really been working hard to be Santa's BEST helpers!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will come back tomorrow and see a darling card that DID come together nicely!