Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spring Magnolia Club Candy Winners

Good Day, Maggies Friends! I have just chosen all the winners from and here they are.

34 - Shilpi Gupta

25 - Cathy-Lynn

142 - Tany Sol

62 - Alessia

23 - Tina Makuc

13 - Frances R

57 - Mallika Kejriwal

124 - Penni

66 - Rosalee M

45 - Vivi Casale

71 - Michelle

79 - Laura

171 - Loz

52 - Claudia

60 - Heaney

82 - Maz

Congratulations ladies! Please email me by Tuesday, June 5 at Include your full name and mailing address and I will get these to you as soon as I can.

Thank you to all that participated. One of the fun things I love about giving away candy is that I visit your blogs and gain some inspiration from you lovely crafters. I wish I could give you all a prize but we know it doesn't work that way.

Don't be strangers now that the Giveaway is over. I will have more Candy drawings throughout the year. I have some awesome crafting items and stamps that I bought just for giveaways. So check periodically as you never know when I'm going to have more yummies!

Hint Hint...late June. Be watching.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Brake for Fairies

Hello, Friends. It’s another I Brake for Stamps Tuesday DT project. Today my card features a stamp called “Silver Fairy.” I’ve had this stamp since it made its debut and I am finally getting around to making a card with her.
This stamp was so fun to color. I love all the little details in her dress and her wings. I used a few Pop Dots to give her wings some dimension.
I made the flower background paper for this cutie. There’s a tutorial in Magnolia Ink Magazine with directions on creating a foam stamp with a cutting die and using Distress Inks to stamp and doodle the paper. I love this technique; it makes your projects unique. I pulled out my white Sharpie Poster Paint pen, and two Sakura Gelly Roll pens to doodle around my flowers.
These are the Copics I used for my image.

DPs – Basic Grey
Cardstock – Bazzill
Ribbon – The Ribbon Spot
Dies – Maryanne Designs
Flowers - WOC

You can get this stamp and so many others at I Brake for Stamps. Use my coupon code SAVE10CATHY for 10% off your purchase.

Thanks for taking a look. Have a great week.


Monday, May 28, 2012

It's A Girl

Hello Friends and Happy Memorial Day!

I spent my whole Sunday afternoon setting up my new PC and WOW is it fast! I love new technology. However, sometimes the tech vendors change things so much you have to relearn stuff. I majored in Computer Science but there's always new hardware, software, etc. to learn and that takes time. OK, I'll get off the soapbox for a while.

Our Challenge at Craft Your Passion is up and this week our theme is "Baby, Oh Baby" with optional stitching. Pattie's Creations is our sponsor and she has given us some sweet digis to play with. Check out my DT sisters on the Challenge blog for some adorable inspiration.
My card doesn't have stitching but I did use a needle and thread to gather the tulle for my little girl's dress. I paper pieced the dress from some cute DCWV Designer Papers in my scrap stash. I added pearl ribbon to the midriff trim and a flower from WOC. My ribbon is American Crafts and I used dimensionals for the dress. All on bright white cardstock makes the perfect "Welcome Baby" card.

This is my last DT project for Craft Your Passion and it has been a lot of fun. Jenn, our awesome leader and my DT sisters are sweet as can be not to mention very creative. Now I'll get a chance to participate in the Challenges.

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day and a great week.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happily Ever After

Hello Friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Here in the US we are celebrating Memorial Day to remember our lost love ones. I will be spending my Sunday afternoon setting up a new PC. My old one has had some problems with the network adaptor as well as other issues so it’s time for an upgrade.
I have a card to share with you today featuring Sweet Princess Tilda and her Princess Castle. I’ve been eager to use these stamps for a card from my Magnolia-licious Stamp Club Collection. I colored several images when they arrived but hadn’t made a card yet. For me, coloring with my Copics is the most enjoyable part of the card making process.  
For this card I masked the castle over Tilda so that she is standing on the stone path. I gave Tilda’s dress a pattern using my white Sharpie Poster Paint pen for some added interest and my W3 Copic to shade the polka dots that are in the shadows.  My watercolor background was created by randomly dotting several colors. I used C3 close to the castle where the darker shadows would appear then added B000, BG000 & B0000 working outward from the image. The sentiment was created on my PC and cut in journaling blocks distressed with SU’s Crumb Cake ink.
Here’s the inside of my card with a few elements replicated from the front.

I usually photograph my Copics but I didn’t this time as I used so many. So if you’re interested in knowing what I used on a particular area, just leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to share them with you.

Cardstock – Bazzill; The Paper Co.
DPs – Magnolia
Flowers – WOC
Dies/Punches – Magnolia
Pearls/Heart – Hero Arts; JoAnn’s
Tulle - Michaels
Glitter – Gold Stickles

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:

Midweek Magnolias – Romantic and Chic
Magnolia-licious  Challenge – Inspiration Photo
7 Kids Challenge – Nellie Snellen and/or Layers

I will be back tomorrow with my DT project for Craft Your Passion Challenges. Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spring Magnolia Club Candy Update

Hello Magnolia Fans! I was getting ready to choose a winner for my candy and realized that I set the expiration date incorrectly. So I am leaving the deadline open until Thursday, May 31 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time.

I also have a surprise for all you wonderful followers and blog friends...I am choosing an additional 8 winners, that's 16 total for this set of stamps. So check back here next Thursday afternoon.

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Huge Maggie Hugz,

Friday, May 25, 2012

Spring Magnolia Club Candy

Hello Friends and Magnolia Fans! I have a candy posting today so read ahead…This post will stay at the top of my blog until the giveaway deadline.

I ordered an extra set of Spring Magnolia Club stamps from Sweden and will be giving them away. I separated the 12 stamps into 8 individual prizes. So it gives everyone better odds to win. All of these stamps are unmounted so be sure you have Tack N Peel or mounting foam on hand.

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win.

1.  Become a follower if you are not already.
2.  Enter your name in the inlinkz button below.
3.  Post a photo of my Candy on your blog sidebar with a link back to this post.

Very easy, right? OK, so the deadline for entries is Friday, May 25. I will select 8 random numbers from the total entries and post the winner on the Saturday before Memorial day.

Good Luck to you all!

Huge Maggie Hugz,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Little Explorer

Good morning, Friends. It’s another I Brake for Stamps Tuesday DT project. I’m sharing a sweet stamp from the store called “Girl Picking Flowers.” Isn’t she cute? When I saw this stamp I knew I had to color her.
For this card I cut two Picot Edge Nestabilites in green and blue cardstock then adhered them adjacent to each other. This allows the green cut to standout against the designer paper for better contrast.
My large curly rose was sprayed with Sapphire Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle and color. I love this technique because if you don’t have the right color of flowers on hand you can always change it with a little mist. You can also use the Copic Air Brush system to achieve a similar effect.  
These are the Copics I used to color my little explorer.

Cardstock – Bazzill
DPs – Basic Grey
Flowers – WOC
Dies/Punches – Spellbinders
Ribbon – Ofray

You can get this stamp and so many others at I Brake for Stamps online store. Use my coupon code, SAVE10CATHY for 10% off your purchase.

Have a great week!


Monday, May 21, 2012

You're Tweet!

Hello Friends and Happy Monday! I have been out of sorts with my PC. I believe my network adaptor has kaput and I had no internet yesterday. You never realize how much you depend on something until you lose it. So I am operating from my laptop. Thank heavens for backups.

Our Challenge at Craft Your Passion is up and we have a sketch for all you lovely crafters. This is one of my main creative inspiration tools and I almost always start with a sketch. Otherwise, it’s a picture of the card or project in my head.
Our sponsor this week is Robyn’s Fetish and I'm using a cute image called “A Little Birdie Told Me.” I didn't stray much from the design of the sketch as you can see.
I got to play with a new crafting tool this week. I received a Silhouette Cameo for Mother’s Day. There are so many awesome cutting files for this baby. So I used my gift card that came with it to purchase an adorable border which I fashioned as a frame for my image. I also picked up some cute photo corners.
Boy, is this cutter going to come in handy. I have some ideas for creating my own designs. And there are so many choices in the online store and I love the flexibility of making the files just the size I need. I have a Cricut and Design Studio but I’m limited to the shapes on the cartridges that I own and I can get a design for $.99 cents in the Silhouette online store without wasting a bunch of money to purchase a cartridge and only ever using a few shapes.

I created my own sentiment, “You’re Tweet” on my PC. You don’t need internet for that, ARGH!
These are the Copics I used to color my image.

Cardstock – Bazzill; The Paper Co.
DPs – Basic Grey
Flowers – WOC
Dies/Punches – Silhouette; Fiskars; Martha Stewart
Rhinestones – Hero Arts
Bakers Twine – WOC
Glitter – Stardust & Cinnamon Stickles

I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:

Make it Monday – Anything Goes

I hope see you at CYP this week. Get crafing with our sketch for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Flower Tilda

Hello Blog Friends! I have another card to share with you today. I’ve been inspired to create cards with every stamp I received in my Magnolia Summer Memories Collection kit. So I am working on Kit #2 and they all need to be entered in the Magnolia-licious Medley Collection Club (which BTW is exclusive to members) by August so I’m getting a head start. Hopefully, I’ll be able to submit cards for Kit #1 as well.
My card today features Summer Flower Tilda and the Barbed Wire Fence stamps.
I created my own background paper for this one with Magnolia Butterfly stamps from the 2011 Butterfly Dreams Collection. I embossed them with clear embossing powder on white cardstock then sponged on Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I used a decoupage effect for Tilda’s head, her shoes and a couple of flowers for dimension.
Here’s the inside of my card ready for a personal message or sentiment.
These are the Copics I used to color my images.

Cardstock – Bazzill; One Sheet Wonder
Flowers – WOC
Dies/Punches – Magnolia & Spellbinders
Pearls – Hero Arts
Lace/Rickrack – Martha Stewart & SEI

I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:
Color Me Creative – Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes – Things with Wings
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes

I hope you like my card…I’ve love to hear from you so leave me a comment, please and thank you.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Brake for Golf

Hello, Friends. It is another I Brake for Stamps Tuesday DT project. Today my project features a stamp called “Small Golf Ball.” I made Golf Tee holders for my Golf Buddies. We exchange goody bags for each golfer attending the Birdie Juice Golf Event. Everyone contributes something to the goody bags; typically it's golf related. This year it is hosted in Palm Beach, Florida. Sorry to say I will not be joining them this time but look forward to next year.

I have a tee box in my backyard to practice from with three greens in the pasture to hit to and I’ll be thinking of them while they're on the course.
This is such a great stamp for this type of project or a card for that special golfer in your life.
I found the tutorial at Scor-Pal under their project listings. I modified the Tee Holder a bit it to include 5 tees and to accommodate the larger Golf Ball stamp. This would be great for Father’s Day especially if Dad is a fan of the game.  
DPs – Recollections
Cardstock – The Paper Co.
Ribbon – American Crafts & Ofray
Tools – Basic Grey Notch and Die; Making Memories hole punch

You can get this stamp and so many others at I Brake for Stamps. Use my coupon code SAVE10CATHY for 10% off your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Barbecue Anyone?

Hello Friends and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all those awesome Ladies out there in Blog-land!

Today is a big day for me...I sold my house in Highlands Ranch and the Buyers are closing today. One less reponsibility to care for and that is a huge one for me. Yippee!!!

Our new challenge is up at Craft Your Passion and this week we are featuring a color challenge.
Our new sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl. They have some super cute images if you love to color Girls.
For my card this week I used a couple of new Magnolia stamps from the Summer Memories collection called Burger Tilda and Tilda’s Barbecue. I stamped Tilda and the BBQ with SU’s Crumb Cake ink instead of black this time to give her a softer look.
They were colored with Copics on Cryogen paper and I added Glossy Accents to Tilda’s Barbecue for dimension. I also distressed the edges of my cardstock, paper and image with the Crumb Cake ink.
Here’s the inside of my card ready for any sentiment. This card would make a great invite for a BBQ or picnic.

Cardstock – Bazzill
DPs – Reminiscence & Magnolia
Flowers & Seam Binding – WOC
Dies/Punches – Magnolia & Whimsy Stamps
Pearls – Hero Arts
Floss – DMC
Glossy Accents – Ranger
Ink – SU, Crumb Cake

I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - More than One Stamp

I hope you join us for the fun at CYP this week!

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