Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Magnolia-licious Anything Goes


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Today we have a new challenge for you at Magnolia-licious. Our theme this time is…

*****Anything Goes*****

This will be the last challenge of the year so that the DT can spend some quality time with family and friends during the upcoming Holiday season. Our challenge will run until January 12! That gives you 6 weeks to create some fabulous cards/projects for a chance to win a prize from Magnolia-licious.


For this challenge I've chosen “Christmas Candle Tilda” from the NEW “Waiting for Christmas” collection.


I colored Tilda with Copics and used some fun papers from Doodlebug Designs.


Here’s a close up of my image.


Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s 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.


Come and join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Hugz,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Midweek Magnolias Flourishes


Happy Hump Day, Friends!  We have a new challenge at Midweek Magnolias. This fortnight our theme is…

Flourishes!

Any project or card using a Magnolia stamp and following our theme will give you a chance to win a Mystery Prize from Magnolia Sweden.


My card features “Swirly Tilda” from the Waiting for Christmas collection which seems perfect for the flourishes theme. I used some pretty Christmas papers from Maja Designs and colored Tilda with Copics to coordinate with my papers and embellies.


I created some adorable Christmas stockings for my card with the new die cuts from the Doohickey Club Kit and cut some pretty flourishes from Die-Namics which are some of my favorite.


Here’s a close up of Tilda.

I hope I've inspired you to join us for the challenge. Have a great week and thanks for stopping to visit.

Hugz,



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Magnolia-licious White Card


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Today we have a new challenge for you at Magnolia-licious. Our theme for this challenge is…

*****White-on-White*****

This challenge will run until November 24th. We are looking forward to all those White cards and projects you are going to share with us!


For this challenge I’ve chosen “Little Santa and Snowy Branch” masked together to make a cute image. These are both from the NEW “Waiting for Christmas” collection. I used Bazzill card stock and Sizzix “Merry Christmas” embossing folder for some texture on my card base.


I added lots of lovely die cuts, pearls and distress ink to give my card character.


Here’s a close up of my Magnolias.


Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s 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.


Come and join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.


Hugz,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Magnolia-licious "W"ednesday


Happy “W”ednesday, Friends! It’s my turn to share a “W”ednesday post for Magnolia-licious. These cards and projects feature the stamp lines Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studio, Penny Black, and Candibeans carried in the Magnolia-licious store. The store now carries Saturated Canary stamp line and the DT will be including inspirational cards and projects with these new stamps as well.


My project today features a Wee Stamp called “Let it Snow.” I colored my image with Copics and created a Christmas ornament with some adorable metal charms for my NOEL sentiment.

I used Polar White Flower Soft for my snow and for the cute little girl's coat trim I used White Sparkly Fluff. This ornament has lots of texture.


Here’s a close up of my Wee Stamp. She is so adorable and I enjoyed coloring her.


For a chance to win the weekly “Leave a Comment” Surprise Package all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on any of the posts on the Challenge Blog.
2. Leave a comment on any of the DT’s blog post for that week.
3. The more posts you comment on the better your chances to win.
4. Like us on Facebook at Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page.

Copics – Skin: E35, E13, E11, E00, R22, R20, R30. Hair: E37, YR23, Y21. Apparel: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, RV14, RV13, RV10.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugz,

Glitter, Lace and Pearls Midway Reminder


Happy Hump Day, Friends! I’m sharing my DT project for our “Glitter, Lace and Pearls” challenge at Midweek Magnolias.

You have one more week to make a project or card and join in the challenge. Follow our rules and theme and you could have a chance to win a prize from Magnolia Sweden.


My card features “Tilda in Cozy Coat” from the new Waiting forChristmas collection. For my theme elements I used glitter on my fir tree die cut as well as some of the snowflakes of the stamp.


The lace trim along the bottom of my card and Pearls on one of my designer paper panels with a couple in the top left corner.


Here’s a close up of my Tilda which has been colored with Copics.

I hope my project inspires you to join us for the challenge. Have a fabulous week.


Hugz,

Monday, November 3, 2014

Magnolia-licious Holiday Blog Hop


Happy November, Friends! Today Magnolia-licious is celebrating our traditional Holiday Blog Hop with 2 chances to win a $50 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious. Instructions and details are at the end of this post.


If you arrived here from Barbara GR’s blog…then you are on the right track. If you need to start at the beginning all you have to do is go back to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the post line up is available there.

By the way, have you seen the Disney movie Frozen that was released last year about this time? I loved it and watched it with our grandson in our home theater when it was published on DVD. I swear, he picks up the lyrics to every song in the movie so quickly…LOL

Honestly, this Holiday Gift Basket was created last spring with Frozen in mind and it was featured in CardMaker Magazine’s 2014 Holiday Special Issue this season…on NEWS stands now. I am so proud…hehehe.

As one of the “Pretty Packaging” section’s projects of the Magazine’s holiday spread I created an original design I call the Pleated Holiday Gift Basket.


I developed my basket with a pleat/mountain valley type fold technique. If you are interested in the instructions please email me and I will send them to you.


I also created a keepsake ornament that goes with the gift basket using the same supplies but adding a few details.


The ornament is a shaker design and so simple to assemble. I used some inspiring ideas from Papertrey Ink for my ornament.


Here’s a shot from the back of the basket. I included Magnolia snowflake die cuts for my Frozen theme.

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OK, now for the fun HOP part…you have 2 chances to win a $50 Gift Certificate from the Magnolia-licious store.
  1. Each member from the design team has published a hidden number that you must collect and add the sum from the total DT blogs for a chance to win. Just email me at cathylee.co@gmail.com with the sum total and you will be entered in the random draw of correct responses I receive.
  2. Enter a project (anything but a card) in the Hop challenge and you will have a chance to win if your project is the random winner of all entries. You will have the entire month of November to enter a project.

Also you must do the following to be entered for a chance to win either of the prizes:
  • Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page
  • Leave a comment on each of the DT’s Blog Hop posts.
  • At the end of the Hop return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize. 

All comments will also be eligible for the Weekly Comment prize drawn on "W"ednesday.



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My hidden number is **0**; that is a big goose egg or also known as zero...LOL

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented…


Thanks for following along on our Holiday Hop. Have a great week.

Hugz,


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

100th Celebration - Winners


Happy Hump Day, Friends! 

I’m just popping in to share the winners from our 100th Challenge Blog Hop. I chose 2 winners randomly from all of the comments left for me and they are...



Louise Hodge


and


Letty Aguilar


Congratulations, Ladies!

Please email me at
mailing address and I will get your
gifts out to you right away.


Thank you all for joining us during our celebratory Blog Hop and making it a special event.

Hugz,



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rest in Peace Rusty!


I felt the need to post this separately from my crafty card blog posts. OMGoodness...Hope you all don't mind...this hits close to home as we share our lives with God's creations.  


This is a photo of a dear old friend that Bruce and I have gotten to know very well over this past year including his brother and sister Santana and Shay. 

Bruce did most of the daily cleaning and release to pasture for these three loving beasts. But we took Rusty in when Santana and Shay would go riding with owners, Chris and Jerry on camping trips throughout the summer.

Rusty was 33 years old and rode thousands of miles in his 18+ years with his family. However, as seniors, we have to stay home and take it easy, enjoy the retirement years.


We took him in with our herd (Dallas and Duncan) so he wouldn't be so lonely when family was out of town.

We lost a good friend this weekend but his memory will always live on.

RIP “Rusty Bucket”

We will miss YOU!

Hugz...Aunt Cath and Uncle Bruce




Magnolia-licious Fancy Folds Challenge


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Today we have a new challenge for you at Magnolia-licious. The entire team is joining in the challenge this week as our theme is…

*****FANCY FOLDS!*****

This challenge will run until November 9th. We are looking forward to all those Fancy Fold cards and projects you are going to share with us!


For this challenge I’ve chosen “Tilda with Trumpet” from the New “Waiting for Christmas” collection. My designer papers are from “Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection.” I love the pretty traditional design and color palette. I used Bazzill for my base card stock.


I created a "JOY FOLD" card as my Fancy Fold for this challenge. A tutorial is available at Split-coast Stampers right here.


Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s 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.


Come and join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.

Supplies:
Stamps – Magnolia: Tilda with Trumpet; Hero Arts: Musical Notes
DPs/CS – Marianne Design: Circle Stitch; Magnolia: Heart Flower Lace; Spellbinders: Circles
Flowers – The Ribbon Girl; WOC; Michaels
Ink – Tsukineko: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger: Dusty Concord DI
Other – Hobby Lobby: Pearl String; DIY Boutique Supply:  Heart Button; Queen & Co.  Red Pearls

Copics – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E35, YR23, Y21. Apparel: R39, R37, R35, R32, W5, YR23, Y15, Y11. BKGD: W5, W3, W1 W00, 0, Y00, Y000, Y0000.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.

Hugz,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Midweek Magnolias 100th Challenge Celebration Blog Hop


Happy Hump Day, Friends!

We are celebrating our 100th Challenge this week at Midweek Magnolias. So the Design Team decided to have a Blog Hop in celebration of this phenomenal feat.

If you just arrived from Suzi’s blog then you are on the right track. If you need to start over go to the Midweek Magnolias Challenge Blog and start at the beginning.

Here is the blog hop line up just in case you get lost.

Cathy (that’s me)

Be sure to stop at all of the DT’s blogs for a chance to win some candy. Then head back to the Challenge Blog to leave a comment and join us for the challenge. You don’t want to miss out as we have several extra sponsors for this event.

Magnolia Sweden
Magnolia-licious
The Ribbon Girl
Bearly Mine Designs

Your project or card must follow the “Celebration” theme and rules on the Challenge Blog to be eligible for one of the prizes.


For the celebration I decided to make a Christmas card since it is just around the corner and I added a darling shaker card element.

My project features "Ski Star Tilda" from the brand new 2014 Waiting for Christmas collection. Not certain what her official name is yet but I will update this post when the information becomes available.


I used some new papers from Doodlebug Designs and lots of new die cuts. I colored Tilda with Copics to coordinate with my papers and embellies and I added a bit of glitter to her hat. The shaker has a mixture of Diamond Dust, Glitter and Flower-soft for the snow.


Here’s a close up of Tilda. I had a lot of fun coloring her.

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I have two "Sweet Stuff" packages to give away. Each package contains:

  • 2 Magnolia Stamps
  • 1 Saturated Canary Stamp
  • 1 Paper Nest Dolls Stamp
  • 1 Bells & Whistles Stamp
  • 1 La-La Land Marci Stamp
  • 1 Die Cut (Spellbinders or Wild Rose Studio)
All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1.  Become a Follower if you aren't already
2.  Leave me a comment

I will draw the winners at the end of the challenge and post them on October 29 during our next Midweek Magnolias challenge.


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Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented...


Don’t forget to stop back at the challenge blog at the end of your hop and link up a “Celebration” project for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Supplies:
Stamps – Magnolia: Snow Ski Tilda and Snowflake Kit from 2014 Sweden Stamp Club; Rainbow Echo Designs: Whimsy Sentiment Collection
DPs/CS – Doodlebug Design: Frosty Friends;
Bazzill
Dies/Punches – Magnolia: Doohickey Club Vol. 2; Papertrey Ink: Shakers and Sprinkles Oval Shaker die kit; La-La Land Crafts: Fancy Christmas Tree, Snowflake Banner
Flowers – WOC
Lace/Ribbon – The Ribbon Girl: Small Pom-pom Trim; Simplicity: White Pearl Trim; Doodlebug Design: Baker’s Twine
Ink – Tsukineko: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Ranger: Frayed Burlap DI
Other – Viva D├ęcor: 3D Stamp Paint Violet and Lime Green Metallic, Ice White Pearl Pen; Sparkle & Sprinkle: Seaspray Glitter, Madagascar Green Embossing Powder; Flora Craft: Diamond Dust; Flower Soft: Polar White; Fiskars: Victorian Paper Edgers

Copics – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E25, E31, E50. Apparel: V17, V15, V12, BG18, BG15, BG11, C5, C3, C00. Other: W5, W3, W1, W00, B000, BG000, BG0000.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:



Hugz,



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween at Magnolia-licious


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Today we have a new challenge for you at Magnolia-licious. This time our theme is…

Halloween Spooky Fun or Halloween Colors

This challenge will run until October 27. You can create a Halloween theme project or you can join us by using a Halloween color palette such as Black, Orange, Green and Purple.  If your project follows the theme you could have a chance to win the Special Surprise Package from Magnolia-licious.


For this challenge I've chosen “Bat Tilda” from the So Spooky collection. My designer papers are from Doodlebug Design. I love their whimsical style and Halloween color palette. I used Bazzill, Martha Stewart and Doodlebug cardstock.


I used a new cutting die from La-La Land Crafts, the stitched circle die. How adorable… I also used the Spooky tree from La-La-Land.


Here’s a close up of Tilda. She makes such a sweet Vampire, don’t you think? LOL


Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s 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.


Come and join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.

Supplies:
Stamps – Magnolia: Bat Tilda
DPs/CS – Doodlebug Design, Martha Stewart and
Bazzill

Dies/Punches – Magnolia: Heart Swirl; Martha Stewart: Spider Web Border Punch; Marianne Designs: Chinese Rose
Flowers – WOC; Marianne Designs
Ink – Tsukineko: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger: Dusty Concord DI
Other – Stash: Ribbon and Mesh; Hero
Arts: Pearls; Doodlebug Designs: Pumpkin stickers


Copics – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E44, E43, E41. Apparel: YG67, TG17, YG03, YG01, V17, V15, V12, V01, C7, C5, C3, C1.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Hugz,

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