Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Favorite Magnolia Stamp

Hello, Friends. It’s that time again…The Midweek Magnolias has a new challenge for you this week. We want to see your Favorite Stamp. Personally they are all my favorites in some form or fashion but I had to pick.
So I chose to make a card with one of my very favorites, Tilda with Hawaiian Flower from the Butterfly Dreams collection. I just love this little cutie. She has Spring written all over her. I also love this darling Tulip path so I masked it over Tilda for a springy scene.
I haven’t used these papers in a long time and I was in a purple, yellow and green mood, they are from Kaiser Krafts. I stitched all my panels on Bazzill cardstock and used several layers.
Tilda was colored with Copics and I created a watercolor background for her. The butterfly border is from MS and I cut out a few individual butterflies and added them to Tilda’s scene. They were topped with a few rhinestones and I bent their wings back for dimension. The stamped butterflies got a coat of stickles for a little sparkle.
I added some cute flowers, satin ribbon with a heart shaped ribbon slide and lace. The Vintage Sign is from Magnolia with a heat embossed sentiment from Hero Arts. I threaded some bakers twine in the holes of the sign for a frilly look.

Finally I added cute Queen & Co. stripped pearls to the corners of my card

Here’s a close up of Tilda.

The inside is very simple with the butterfly border on the top of the personal message panel.

Stamps: Magnolia, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Kaiser Krafts
Dies/Punches: Magnolia, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart
Pearls/Rhinestones: Queen & Co., Hero Arts
Ribbon/Lace: WOC, Doodlebug Design
Flowers: WOC, The Ribbon Girl
Glitter: Stardust Stickles

Copic colored I used are: Skin – E11, E01, E00, E000; Yellows: Y15, Y11, Y00; Purples – V17, V15, V12, V000; Hair – E35, YR23, Y23; Greens – YG99, YG17, YG03, G20; Browns – E29, E25, E35, E50; Sky – BV00, B000, BG000.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges: 

Ribbon Carousel – Spring is in the Air
Kaboodle Doodles - Easter or Early Spring
Fussy and Fancy – Spring Days
OOZAK – Anything Goes with Spring

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring is in the Air

Hello, Friends. I am so ready for Spring! We just got another foot of snow this last weekend and I’m hoping we are caught up with the much needed moisture. But, I am dying for the warm weather to grace us and stay put for a while.

Our new challenge is up at Magnolia-licous & Wee Stamps. This fortnight we are celebrating…

Spring is in the Air

There’s lots of DT inspiration to behold at the Challenge blog. So stop over and visit us.

My card features Tilda with Big Tulip Pot from the 2013 Easter Collection colored with Copics. I just love creating the background with these clouds so I had fun with this technique again. The tulips in my garden are peeking out of the ground by about 3 inches and I love the “Claudia” Tulips. So I decided to color it Claudia style.

My DPs are from Doodlebug Design, they're such fresh colors and patterns that go so well with Tilda. Plus, I had to have a go at the terra cotta colors for her tulip pot. I really enjoyed coloring this Tilda.

I used my new Magnolia Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate die cut border and the heart banner was created with my Silhouette. So adorable, don’t you think? I added some ribbon flowers on each side of my image with lime rhinestones for a bit of glitz.

I finished off the card with some springy flowers, it couldn't go without a few Tulips.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda. She is just a "doll" in those green boots.

The inside has similar elements from the front with blank space for a personal sentiment or message.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
CMC – Spring Colors

Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Marina Mist, SU
Cardstock: Bazzill
Design Paper: Flower Box, Doodlebug Design
Dies: Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate, Magnolia; Banner Hearts, Lori Whitlock
Flowers: WOC; The Ribbon Girl
Lace/Ribbon: WOC; JoAnn’s
Pearls/Rhinestones: Queen & Co.

Colors I used are: Skin – E11, E01, E00, E000; Hair – E99, YR31, e50; Shirt – Y15, Y11, Y00; Bibs – BG05, BG02, BG000; Terra Cotta Pot – YR18, YR14, YR12, YR20; Tulip – R89, R85, R81, RV10; Leaves and Boots – YG63, YG17, YG03, G20; Ground – G28, G24, G20, E59, E57, E23, E31; W3 & W5 for shading.

Join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.

Weekly Prize for Comments!

Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Magnolia-licious DT blogs and the Challenge blog for a chance to win a prize. For all the details, visit Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Challenge.

Hope you enjoyed my card today; come join us for the challenge. I’ll be back tomorrow with another delicious Magnolia project.



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps

Hello, Friends. The Magnolia-licous & Wee Stamps DT has decided to create an inspirational Blog Hop for you with Easter projects. If you are hopping and you came from Eulanda’s blog then you are in the right place. If you get lost just go back to the Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Challenge blog for the DT Hop list.

I must warn you my project is photo heavy but I wanted to you have a good look at my Magnolia project.

I created an Easter basket with Tilda egg holders.

The basket is a Silhouette Cameo cutting file featuring the adorable Tilda Hiding Easter Egg. I used my Magnolia Lovely Fence and Grass dies for my basket and egg holders. I cut them from different colored Bazzill cardstock for a springy theme. All of my Magnolias are colored with Copics.

I also used Doohickey flower dies for a little change from mulberry flowers. I just love the NEW Peonies dies because they come in 3 sizes and you can layer as many as you need. I curled them and added a few stamens for the middle.

My Tilda egg holders feature…



and finally Ballerina Bunny Tilda.
All these cuties are available in Diana's store.

 I'm entering this in the following chellenges:
Magnolia Mania - Easter Basket
CMC - Spring Colors


From now on for ALL Mini Monday, Challenge Posts, Blog Hops & Wee Wednesday posts you will be ENTERED to WIN a prize if you leave comments on the DT gals’ blogs and/or the posts on the challenge blog.

The more blogs you leave comments on for each challenge or post, the better your chances to win! But you only need to leave one comment per post.

Every week one random commenter from all the blogs/posts will be chosen to win a prize!


All Mini Magnolia Stamps are an extra 10% off on Mondays only....thru midnight PST each Monday. Enter "Mini Stamp Monday" in the comment section of your order to receive the discount as store credit.
As always you can find the ENTIRE Mini Magnolia Collection HERE!
Your next stop is the lovely and talented CANDY.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create something yummy for Easter. Have a great week!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Birthday Blop Hop Winner

Hello, Friends. Today this post is to draw my lucky winner for the Birthday card and candy from last week’s Blog Hop. I was thrilled that we had such a great turnout for the celebration.

You are all such supportive crafters and we had such a lovely time visiting your blogs and seeing all those fabulous birthday cards.
The winner was chosen by a random draw of the all the comments I received on the Blog Hop post.

Drum roll, please…


The winner is


Congratulations, Donna! Please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your package out to you.

Thank you to all that entered and I hope you have a lovely week.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Birthday to Us!!!

Happy Birthday Midweek Magnolias!

This week we are celebrating our very first Midweek Magnolias Challenge Blog Birthday. I can’t believe it has been a year already. So we are celebrating our Birthday with a Blog Hop.

If you are here, this is the first stop on your trip to visit all the lovely Midweek Magnolias joining the Hop. We have some fun and prizes that you are sure to enjoy. If you are joining in for the hop all you need to do is leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs for a chance to win this sweet collection of crafty goodies.


My Birthday card begins with the darling “Tilda with Balloon.” She is one of my favorite stamps.


Tilda was colored with Copics and diamond stickles were added to her balloon and clothing. I also gave her shoes a coat of diamond glaze.


I kept my card design simple with punches/die cuts, ribbon, pearls and flowers. My papers are from MME’s In Bloom collection joined with Bazzill cardstock.


Here’s a close up of Tilda.

Candy – Candy - Candy

OK, for the exciting part of the hop, I am giving my card and this candy…


…to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment and I will put your name in the draw. The winner will be chosen and published on my blog next Wednesday.

Now, your next stop is the very talented and lovely

I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
MDUC – Happy Birthday
Color me Creative – Anything Goes

I hope my card inspires you to join us this week at Midweek Magnolias. Have fun creating…


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easter/Spring Challenge

Hello, Friends. It’s time again for a new challenge at Magnolia-licous & Wee Stamps. This fortnight we are celebrating…
The DT has created some awesome cards and projects so I hope you stop over to the Challenge Blog for lots of beautiful inspiration.
My card features Tilda with Egg and Chicken from the 2013 Easter Collection colored with Copics. The background is created with Sky Blue ColorBox Ink and a cloud template I cut from cardstock. My designer paper is from Doodlebug Design and matted on Bazzill cardstock.
I got to play with a lot of die cuts for this card using my Magnolia fence, grass and the lace folded dies. I used my Catalina Wreath from Memory Box and my Butterflight "On the Edge" die from Tim Holtz. The butterflies die was run through my Fiskars crimping tool, sponged with white acrylic paint and I used pearls for the bodies. The tag is adorned with vintage seam binding and flowers from WOC and Martha Stewart lace. The sentiment is from the new Easter Collection.
My large and small bunnies are Magnolia stamps that have been heat embossed with Concord and Sangria embossing powders from Sparkle and Sprinkle. Then I cut them out and adhered them to the grass. I finished off the card with flowers from WOC and die cut leaves from Marianne Designs.
The inside is simple with papers from the front and stamped with Tilda’s Chicken.
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Memento; ColorBox
Cardstock: Bazzill
Design Paper: Hello Spring, Doodlebug Design
Dies/Punches: Magnolia; Memory Box; Marianne Design; Tim Holtz
Ribbon/Lace: WOC; Martha Stewart
Pearls: Recollections
Join us for the challenge by following the theme and rules and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.
Diana has the new Easter Magnolia dies in her store and I can’t wait to get mine. There are lots of pretty borders and fun shapes fit for any project. Plus, all orders over $100 receive a free Mini Magnolia Stamp.
Diana is also carrying all Wee Stamps in the store and two new ones have just been added. They are all so adorable and suitable for any occasion. Stop over tomorrow at the challenge blog for Wee Wednesdays, where the DT showcases these cuties with lots of inspiration.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Easter & Eggs
Magnolia Mania - Butterflies
Totally Tilda - Use one Egg &Tilda
That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed visiting and taking a look at my card. Check out the other wonderful DT creations at Magnolia-licous & Wee Stamps.
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