Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Midweek Magnolias Midway Reminder


Happy Wednesday, Friends! First just let me just say, “THANK YOU” to all of my fabulous friends for the lovely birthday wishes yesterday. I had a wonderful day. I spent some time in my craft room with no distractions. Hubby and I had lobster for dinner and he bought me jewelry. Yay!!! A beautiful three ring set with large ivory, black and white pearls. I asked for a ring with a white and black pearl which I didn't have in my jewelry armoire. He has bought me lots of precious stones over the years but I didn't have pearls. This one takes the cake, I truly love them. I was spoiled rotten and it was such a lovely day.

Anywho, I have a new project for our Midway Reminder for the “Anything but a card” challenge. You still have a week to join us at Midweek Magnolias.

If you create something with the theme and follow our ROOLZ, you could have a chance to win a Mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.


I thought I would make something special that I can use for home decor during the holidays so I found a fabulous Snowflake Lantern on the Silhouette Cameo web site. My lanterns feature three new Magnolias from the Winter Wonderland collection, “Christmas Eve Tilda,” “Peaceful Tilda,” and “Merry Christmas Tilda” all from the Magnolia-licious store.  Each one is a little different using individual colors, Magnolias and ribbons.

I colored all of my Magnolias with Copics and cut them out to attach them to each lantern. I put a battery operated tea light in each for that soft glowing effect.






I hope my project inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a great Thanksgiving for those who are celebrating it and have a fabulous week.


Hugz,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Magnolia-licious Doily Challenge


Hello, Friends. It’s time for another fun challenge at Magnolia-licious. Our theme for the last challenge of the year is…

Use a Doily!


My card features “Cozy Christmas Tilda” and “A Joyful Christmas” sentiment from the New Winter Wonderland collection. I used three doilies on my card with two Magnolia Mini Doilies and Tim Holtz On the Edge Vintage Doily. 


I colored Tilda with Copics in blue and brown to match my Bo Bunny Woodland Winter designer papers. And I used a dotted coloring technique to make Tilda’s sweater look fluffy. My DP panels were machine stitched and distressed for lots of texture. I played with lots of die cuts for this card with tags, flourishes, lace and flowers.


Here’s a close-up of Tilda.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on any of the DT blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.


This is our last challenge of the year so you have lots of time to join us for a chance to win a prize from the Magnolia-licious store.

Supplies:
Stamps – Magnolia: Cozy Christmas Tilda, A Joyful Christmas sentiment, Post Card
Papers – Bo Bunny: Woodland Winter; Bazzill; American Crafts
Dies – Magnolia: Mini Doily, Tilda Tag, Vintage Lace, Christmas Tags; Die-Namic: Fancy Flourish; Marianne Design: Branch and Flower 1 LR0256
Ribbon/Lace –Wild Orchid Crafts: White Vintage Seam Binding, White Net Lace
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI: Brushed Corduroy
Other – Viva D├ęcor: Ice white Pearl Pen; Hobby Lobby: Crystal Sprays; SNS: Cerulean Embossing Powder; Pearl Button: Handmade with beads from Halcraft, Darice and Hobby Lobby Spool of Pearls
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E29, E25, E31, E50. Apparel: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG01, E47, E44, E43, E42. Apple: YG67, YG17, YG03, R32, R30. Background: C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, BG01, B000, BG0000, Colorless Blender.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges…

CMC – Anything Goes
LHOSM – Christmas is Coming
The Ribbon Girl – Magnolia Only
Make It Monday – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you tomorrow with another fun Magnolia project.

Hugz,

Monday, November 18, 2013

Magnolia-licious Holiday Hop - Canvas Christmas Stocking


Welcome, Friends. Today starts a new special Holiday Blog Hop. The Magnolia-licious DT and the Scor-Pal DT have joined up with lots of inspiration for you. So, if you arrived here from Abby’s blog then you are on the right track. If you need to start at the beginning all you need to do is click on this Magnolia-licious Challenge blog link. There you can read about the rules and the fun activities we have planned for you.


For my Holiday Hop project I made a canvas Christmas stocking. I stamped several Magnolia holly images randomly on the front side of the stocking and colored them with Copics. I also colored “The Day Before Christmas Stocking Tilda” from the 2013 Winter Wonderland collection that I got from Magnolia-licious; she is the perfect stamp for my project. I matted her on a new die cut frame from Marianne Design with a little Aged Ivory Frantage around her.

I added some pretty die cut Poinsettias, Merry Christmas text heat embossed on the new Magnolia banner stamp, scattered rhinestones, red feather trim, gold jingle bells and a pretty pearl button that I made myself.


Here’s a close up of Tilda in her traditional red and green Christmas dress. She is so adorable.


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Ok, so on to the fun stuff…

There are 3 ways you can win a prize from the Magnolia-licious store.

1. Stop at all of the Design Team blogs in the Hop and collect all the Scavenger Hunt letters and unscramble them to spell out a special Holiday message. 

Then email your completed message to Suzanne Dean at sjdean0574@yahoo.comOne winner will be chosen randomly from those who submitted the correct message and will receive a Surprise Gift Package worth $50 in value.

2. Join us with a Holiday/Winter theme project of your own and upload to the inlinkz on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog by December 31. 

There will be 2 winners chosen. The first place winner will receive a Surprise Gift Package worth $100 in value. The runner up will receive a Surprise Gift worth $50 in value.

Sounds like fun, right? OK, I don’t have any letters for you to collect on my blog, instead I have a CLUE to help you unscramble that message.

The CLUE is…

Capital Letters Start A Word.

Now it’s your turn. Keep moving on to each DT blog and collect those letters. They are identified in RED text and pay close attention to upper and lowercase letters. Your next stop is the very talented and lovely Julie Price of Stamps, Paper, Ribbons N Things.

I hope I've inspired you to join us for the Scavenger Hunt and challenge. Diana is always so generous with fun ways to win a prize from her store. Don’t forget to stop in the store; Magnolia-licious always has something new with the best prices and discounts.

Supplies:
DP/CS - Magnolia: Poinsettia Pattern Paper; Bazzill:  cardstock.
Dies – Magnolia: Christmas Poinsettia; Marianne Design: Stitched Circle CR1248; Spellbinders: Circle Nestabilities, Layered Poinsettia.
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI: Walnut Stain.
Other – WOC: Gold Double Head Pearl Stamens; Michaels: Red Feather trim, Gold Jingle Bells, Gold Thread, Rhinestones; SNS: Red apple Embossing Powder; Stampendous: Aged Ivory Frantage; Pearl button hand made by me from my stash, Canvas Stocking from 2013 Denver Scrapbook Expo.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, YR23, Y21. Apparel/Stocking/Shoes: R39, R37, R35, R32, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG21, Y15, Y11. Background: W5, W3, W1, W00. The Magnolia stamps on the canvas were colored with the same red and green combos as Tilda’s dress above.

Thanks for playing along with us on the Holiday Hop.

Hugz,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Winter Theme at Magnolia-licious


Hello, Friends. I’m back with some inspiration to share with you for our new challenge at Magnolia-licious. This fortnight our theme is…

Winter!


My card features “North Pole Tilda” and “Show the Way Sign” from the New Winter Wonderland collection. I created a little winter scene with my stamps and colored them with Copics. I also added a lot of sparkle with Glamour Dust for the snowflakes and silver Stickles for Tilda's leggings.


I machine stitched my Magnolia designer paper and brushed the edges with Dazzlerz then distressed it with Walnut Stain.  I love the look of layered lace using fabric and paper. So I added a strip of sparkly mesh, tulle lace and Magnolia Christmas Lace to create lots of texture and dimension. Several of my dies were altered with glitter using my Xyron sticker maker. For me this is the easiest way to apply glitter to a large surface. I love this tool.


Here’s a photo from a different angle so that you can see all the sparkly effects.

I made all my flowers with dies this time using Magnolia’s Poinsettia and Marianne Design’s Branch & Flower die. I finished the card with a pretty chipboard corner embossed with silver embossing tinsel and my sentiment was also heat embossed on my heart tag.


Here’s a close-up of Tilda.

Don’t forget to check out the deal of the day in the Magnolia-licious store. There’s always a great buy on stamps, markers and dies. In addition to the Magnolia collections old and new, Diana is adding new stamps from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studio, Penny Black and Candibeans stamps. They are all so adorable. Oh, and you gotta check out the cute new La-La Land Crafts 3D kits in the store. I made a Christmas Shadow Box a couple weeks ago. You can check it out here.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on any of the DT blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.


I hope I've inspired you to join us for the challenge. You’ll have a chance to win a prize from Magnolia-licious if you follow along with our winter theme.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Supplies:
Papers – Magnolia: Snowflakes; TPC cardstock and shimmer paper
Dies – Magnolia: Christmas Poinsettia, So Wrapped Lovely Heart Tag, Christmas Lace, Slender Firs; Spellbinders: Floral Ovals; Marianne Deisgn: Icicles LR0135, Branch and Flower 1 LR0256
Ribbon/Lace –Wild Orchid Crafts: Danish Blue Vintage Seam Binding, White Tulle Lace; Tall Mouse: Silver Glitter Mesh
Ink – Memento: Black; Ranger DI: Walnut Stain; SU: Night of Navy
Other – Wild Orchid Crafts: Silver Double Head Pearls, Silver Bead Berry Spray; Blue Fern Studios: Vine corner; Hobby Lobby: Charm and Bells; Shimmerz Paints: Spun Sugar Dazzlerz; La-La Land Crafts: North Pole chipboard; Martha Stewart: Crystal Fine Glitter; SNS: Cerulean Embossing Powder; Ranger: Silver Embossing Tinsel; DecoArt: Glamour Dust; Ranger: Silver Stickles; Machine Stitching.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, E35 YR23, Y23. Apparel: B97, B95, B93, C5 C3, C1. Sign and Background: E25, E31, E50, B91, C3, B000, B0000, Colorless Blender.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great week. 

Hugz,

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Wednesday, Friends! We have a new challenge ready for you at Midweek Magnolias and this time our theme is...

Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks!

If you join in with the theme and follow our ROOLZ, you could have a chance to win a Mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.


I decided to make a Thanksgiving card that features “Tilda with Daisies and Mushrooms” from the 2012 Turning Leaves collection. She is colored in Copics with a machine stitched edge around her frame. The card shape is a Go Kreate XXL die. I cut two sizes and then used the inside of the die to cut my designer paper.


I added some Tilda Tags, lace, jute twine and mesh with distressing and stitching to create a vintage design.


Here’s a close-up of Tilda.

Supplies:
Stamps – Magnolia: Tilda with Daisies and Mushrooms; Digital Sentiments: by Cathy Lee.
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black; SU: Early Espresso; Ranger DI: Faded Jeans & Walnut Stain.
Papers/Cardstock – Maja Designs: Vintage Autumn Basics collection; Bazzill: cardstock.
Dies/Cuts – Magnolia: Leaf, Tea Label Tags, Tilda Tag; Go Kreate: XXL Frilly #6; Spellbinders: Flower; Tim Holtz: Tattered Pinecone.
Lace/Ribbon – WOC: Guipure Cream Lace; MonAmi Gabby: Jute Mesh; Westrim Crafts: Jute Twine.
Flowers – WOC; Kort & Godt, LLC.
Other – Recollections: Pearl & Family Charm; Shimmerz Paints: Texturez – Teal me no Lies; Prima: Velvet Trinkets.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, E35, YR23, Y23. Apparel/Shoes: B97, B95B93, B91, C2, C1, C00, W5, W3, W1, E44, E43, E42, E41. Flowers/Basket: YR23, Y15, Y11, E57, E55, E53, E50, E47, E44, E42, E41. Background: G28, YG67, YG17, YG03, G20, B91, B0000, C3, C1, C00, Colorless Blender.

I hope my card inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a great week.

Hugz,

Friday, November 1, 2013

3D Shadow Boxes NOW at Magnolia-licious


Hello and Happy Friday, Magnolia Fans!

I have a new project to share with you. Magnolia-licious is now carrying 3D Shadow Box kits by La-La Land Crafts in the store. I so love these and have purchased several of them myself, so you’ll be seeing new projects in the coming weeks with these fabulous kits.


My Christmas Shadow Box features “In the Snow Scarf Tilda” and “In the Snow Heart Tilda” from the 2013 Winter Wonderland collection. I created a winter snowball fight scene with these two darling stamps. My Magnolias are colored with Copics and cut out for the scene. For "In the Snow Heart Tilda," I cut her little heart snowballs and attached them with acetate strips so they appear to be suspended in midair.


I added several elements of my own as well as those that are included in the kit. I used the Magnolia Snowy Forest die for my trees with a bit of Snow Writer and Glamour Dust for added texture and sparkle. I also hand cut my snowy hills and layered them for a 3 dimensional look. The hills got a coat of Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar for shine. I love the mixed media of Shimmerz Paints and you’ll see lots more on my cards and projects.


Here’s another view of the Shadow Box. This is so fun to decorate and put together. 

I hope you've enjoyed my project. Check out the adorable Shadow Box kits in the Magnolia-licious store. Diana gives 2% store credit on each purchase. So stop over and pick up yours before they're all gone. They make great gifts and favors for those special family and friends on your holiday gift list.

Supplies:
Stamps – Magnolia: In the Snow Scarf Tilda, In the Snow Heart Tilda; Whimsy Stamps: Holiday Notables 1.
Ink – Memento: Black; SU: Early Espresso
Papers – Maja Designs: It’s Christmas Time; Bazzill cardstock smooth white; TPC: Arctic Gold Shimmer Paper.
Dies – Magnolia: Snowy Forest; Cameo: 3D Poinsettias designed by Cathy Lee; Marianne Designs: Poinsettia centers.
Other – Ranger: Evergreen Embossing Powder; Queen & Co.: Pearls; DecoArt: Snow Writer, Glamour Dust; Shimmerz Paints: Spun Sugar Dazzlerz.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E37, E33, E50. Apparel: R39, R37, R35, R32, YR23, Y15, Y13, G28, YG67, YG17, YG03, E47, E44, E43, E42, C7, C5, C3, C2, B0000, Colorless Blender, Olive Multi-liner.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great weekend. 

Hugz,

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