Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welcome back to my blog dear friends. I've been gone for such a long time - took a month long vacation, but I'm back now and eager to share with you a card I came up with using Libra Tilda from the Zodiac collection. If you are interested in any of the images you see me using, please jump over to Diana's online store and see what a wide selection of images at truly fabulous prices she has. You can find images from different companies, dies, flowers and even paper. 

I'm still making A2 sized cards and keeping them very simple.  I hope you like.....
 
This is #27 Libra Tilda.  She is colored with Copic markers and I added some flower soft to her scales to be like little flower pots.  The senitment is from  Bebunni, You Brighten my Day stamp set.

Here is a closer look at Tilda.  She is so cute!!!

I also kept the inside just as simple.  This sentiment is from Printworks Collections.
Sooooo!  That's it for now.  Hope you will come back next week.

Ciao, Ciao

Barb

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"W"ednesday time again....oh, yeah!

It's "W"ednesday time, I'm back again and I'm so glad you are back again too!



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 Magnolia-Licious Challenge blog.
2.Leave a comment on any of the Design Team blog posts 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.

My submission this week uses a Saturated Canary image called Canary Love.  I'm so in love with these darling images so I just had to work one of them into my posts.


My card is actually an A2 size and a CAS (Clean and simple) as well!  I think this could grow on me.  If you need to make quite a few cards in a short period of time, keeping it simple is a necessity.  
The paper used is from a pad called "Happy Day" by My Mind's Eye. 
 For this type of image, having a good selection of color is most necessary for the coloring process. 

 I have used Copics and a little Spica Atyou (on the head band).  The shading around the image also includes some Adirondack Lights Pigment ink. The ribbon is from my stash and the only embellie needed on this card.

Here she is, up close and personal...

The inside is clean and simple also.  I have used a pre-made card which was embossed on the front, so the addition of the little banner from Memory Box was perfect.
On the salutation page I just added a little sentiment from Bebunny that I thought fit perfectly with the theme of the image.

To complete my card I used some of the DP on the envelope flap.  I like this touch.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to leave comments whenever you can to be entered in the free drawing.

Many blessings,
Barb

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Magnolia-licious™ Challenge - Use a Number

Hello,  Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog has another challenge for you.  Our theme this time is 

USE A NUMBER

Some where on your card or project, use a number.  Here are a few suggestions: 
Make a card for a child and include the age in a number
Make an anniversary card and include a number
Use a wooden or mache number and decorate it with a Magnolia image

Get the idea?

Great!  Now would you like to win something special from Diana at Magnolia Stamps?  Well all you need to do is leave a comment on the design team blogs and your name will be added to the pot.


And while your at it, why not make something of your own and add it to the challenge blog.  We love to see your creations!

I made a P-R-O-J-E-C-T This is a Treasure Book.
There are quite a few pictures so let's get started...

I purchased this Chip Board divided journal at Hobby Lobby, with my coupon of course!
Then I went on the hunt for the perfect paper to cover every single surface and hit the Jackpot!  This is the front cover and look at those awesome numbers down the left side - so cool for this challenge! All other papers where selected to coordinate.

I used #3050 Tilda with a Rose Basket (she is new for me) and colored her with copics.  The key hole shape is Spellbinders Labels Twenty One.  The sentiment is from PrintWorks purchased at Hobby Lobby.  The sweet little tag is from a SU set Tiny Tags.  The little butterfly is from my stash as are the pearls.

Open the front cover and you'll find (on the left) a label which says "This Treasure Book belongs to..."
I plan to give this so a little girl whom I know will fill it with all kinds of treasures.

On the Right I made a pocket and added Speak no Evil Tilda.  Inside the pocket I added some little note cards with pretty envelopes.  I found these at the bottom of my stash box and don't even remember when I purchased them or from whom.  I think they might be SU.  Anyway, I gently inked the edges of the cards and envelopes and tucked them into the pocket.

The sentiment on the tab is from a new line of stamps Diana is carrying in her store.  The sentiments I've used throughout are  from the Crafter's Companion Bebunni set. Adorable!!

This is the second and third "page".  On the left I attached a clear A2 envelope and inserted a piece of Vellum on which is printed "Special Treasure.  I popped a paper flower and a feather into the pocket just for an idea.

On the right is Hear No Evil Tilda.  I decorated this pocket a little differently and again, added those little note cards and envelopes which I gently inked with some distress ink.  The tab reads, "you brighten up my day"


Turn the page and again you'll find a clear envelope on the left.  I printed the word, "secrets" on the Vellum and stamped a few little butterflies.  Then to the outside of the envelope I adhered a beautiful punched butterfly.

On the right is "See no Evil" Tilda.  Again the pocket is finished differently and more little note cards and envelopes are added.  The Sentiment on the tab reads "Sent with LOVE"

Flip the page one more time and the clear envelope is labelled Prayers and Wishes and I've included a couple of scripture verses.  On the right hand side is an image I've had for umpteen years but have no idea who sent it to me.  The gal who sent it though had the foresight to put a sticky note on the back as to what paper and ink she used.  So I decided it was time for this image to have center stage.  It colored up beautifully with my copics.  Under the image I stamped "You're blooming wonderful" and I feel that way about that gal that sent me the images.  I don't remember her name, but I love that she took the time to send me this image. On the tab it reads "Tade delight in the little things".

One more flip and we're nearly done.

On this page I used a Mini #3092 Tripping Flower Tilda and made a little note card with it.  On the right I used He Loves me Not Tilda.   She comes with a sentiment which I didn't use here.  The sentiment is another Hobby Lobby PrintWorks stamp.

Almost done....

Here is the back cover.  I used a sentiment, again from Hobby Lobby, by Stampabilities!

Alrighty, faithful readers, that's my project for Magnolia-licious™ Challenge this week called "use a number.

Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me to the end of this rather long post.

Many blessings,
Barb



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Magnolia-licious™ Tuesday Challenge - Spring Is In The Air.

Hello, it's challenge time again at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.

Our theme is:

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Once again Magnolia-licious™ is giving away a delightful surprise package to one lucky winner.  To be in the running, please leave a comment on any of the design teams blogs.
We also want to see what you come up with, so come on board and show us your stuff!


This is my project and although it's a birthday card box, I had fun putting those little springy things into it.


I have used two Mini images for my card box.  #294 Tilda with a Balloon and #241 Dancing Party Tilda.  Diana has a good selection of Mini images in her store if you like the idea of using the images as I have done here. Click on the link to take you directly there.

Here is a close look at the Mini Tildas.  You will also note that the candles are made from rolled dollar bills. =)

Another view of the card with lots of "springy" thingies!!!

Here is a side view...
A little peek from the top of the box...

I made a box envelope for my box card because it doesn't lie very flat with the springy thingies and the rolled up money.  The flap just slides into the birthday candle paper.

Here is the card folded fairly flat and sliding into the box envelope.

Thanks for stopping by to view my project for the challenge.

Many blessings,
Barb






Tuesday, April 7, 2015

You Rock my World

Hello everyone!  I'm back with a new, really NEW card today.  Yesterday I received my newest images from Magnolia-licious and couldn't wait to sit down and put some ink to paper.  These new collections are ADOR-able! =)

If you haven't been over to Diana's marvelous online store, you need to get on over.  She has some wonderful discounts to offer you and some delightful new collections!

As you can see, I've started to use my images on A2 sized cards.  That's a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" card.  Now I admit, there's not a lot of room for all the goodies you can put on a 6 X 6 card, but I'm so enjoying the design challenge.  I've also been adding matching paper to the  flap of envelopes to coordinate, which of course, means you must keep your card pretty flat.

I chose on this card to stretch myself a little and add a little spray of flowers, a bow and a stick pin.  Well then I had to make a box envelope to accommodate the added dimension.  I used a small velcro closure on the back of the envelope to hold it closed.  Of course this would never fit through the mail, it will need to be hand delivered.  No problemo!!

Here is my card:

This is #02 Earth Tilda from the newest collection called World Wide Web.  It is on pre-order in the store.

Card with Envelope Box
The inside of the card.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The left side of the inside is for writing a personal note.


Here is the artsy view of the card.
 Well, that's it!  I'm so glad you decided to stop by today.  As always your comments are much appreciated.

Many blessings,
Hugs,
Barb

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"W"ednesday at Magnolia-licious™

Hello everyone, I have been added to the "W"ednesday team over at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog and this is my first presentation.  WHOOT!!!  This week Katie and I are the honorees.

On Wednesdays, two designers are showcased using images from Wee Stamps, Penny Black, Wild Rose Studios, Saturated Canary, Candibeans, From The Hollow or the newest collection,  Doll House Collections and Bebunni.
 

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 Magnolia-Licious Challenge blog.
2.Leave a comment on any of the Design Team blog posts 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.


For my project this time around I chose a Bebunni image called "Brighten My Day"  So adorable!!!


I made an Easel card and a Box Envelope.

Here is a view of my card propped open.  I messed up the coloring of the inside of the flower, and so rather than start all over again, I simply applied a Mulberry Paper flower to the center.  I quite like the dimension it created.
 I also found these delicious looking little eggs to use as a stopper for my card.  They are NOT edible!  I've used one of the sentiments included with the image and added a frame I've had for ages. I also added a little polk-a-dot bow.  The DP is from Magnolia Sweeden

Here is a closer look at this adorable bunny...


I had to create a box envelope to fit this card into, so on the flap I added three little eggs and two magnets to ensure closure.


Here you can see the magnet.  There is one under the little eggs also.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my project and I definitely hope you'll stop by the store to check out all Diana's specials and new lines of images.

Many blessings
Barb

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Trying something new...

Hello people!  I have a fun little card to share with you today.

My image is from Saturated Canary and available at the Magnolia-licious™ store.  In fact Diana has a huge selection of many different rubber stamp companies.  Please check out the wonderful specials she is currently running.  So worth it!

I have been busy getting some cards made up ahead of time.  I wanted to experiment a little with making an A2 (5 1/2 X 4 1/4) card.  While there isn't the same amount of room to decorate with flowers and ribbons and lace, I have found this challenge gave some wonderful results.

Here is what I came up with...


 This sweet image is called "Ratatouille" but the song that comes to mind is : "Just a Spoonful of Sugar" so I made a get well card. My card is colored with Copics, the sentiment is from AmyR.

 A closer look at my coloring =)

Inside I used a Christian sentiment and then added a banner from Memory Box Banner Parade dies set.

I added a few hearts to my signature stamp on the back.

One more look at the card and how I created an envelope to match.  Kinda makes it complete the set.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll give this size card a try with your Magnolia, Saturated Canary, Wee Stamps and others a try.

Many blessings,
Barb

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Tuesday...

Good morning!  It's a new challenge day at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.  Our theme is

PINK, PEARLS and RIBBONS.

You will find the design team challenge projects by clicking the link.  
We'd also like to see what you can come up with.  The Challenge lasts through April 13 so you have plenty of time to show us your stuff. 
 Also, you will have a chance to win a terrific surprise from Diana at Magnolia-licious™ Store if you leave  comments on the designer's blogs. 


Well here is what I came up with for this challenge.  I know, I know, a little late for a Valentines card,  so I will hold onto it for next year!

For my card I chose to make a Concertina card!  I found the instructions on Splitcoast Stampers and fell in love with the shape and movement of it.

I created a belly band to fit around the card and hold it closed.  This card is very dimensional, which I love. The corner stamp was picked up at JoAnn's at the clearance table, the sentiment is from PrintWorks and purchased at Hobby Lobby.

With the belly band off.  This adorable image is called "You are my Valentine" and comes with the sentiment included.  Super value!  Check out the other images in the line at Diana's store.

Here is a closer look at Miss Tilda and how I colored her.

Here is a look at the card from the top. 


Here's a view of the side of the card.  I used the coordinating papers and alternated them.

A final view of the card with the belly band propped up on the back panel.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.  Again, it will put your name in the hat to win a wonderful surprise package from Diana. 

See you soon ( a presto)

Blessings,
Barb

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Birthday!

Hello Maggie friends.  I have a new project to share with you.  My eldest sisters birthday is tomorrow, March 17th, St. Paddy's Day!  I never forget her special day!

This year I've sent her a re-purposed little gift bag and filled it with some nifty stuff.

Here is my little bag.  I've used "Lucky Me" Tilda and sentiment for the outside.  A few flowers and some Shamrocks from Magnolia-licious™ along with stuff from my stash complete the front.  


I have two "Vintage Heart" tags which you can see are removed which say: "to have U 4 my sister" and "Birthday Wishes".

 My sister is an avid golfer, so I had to use my Mini Golf Tilda to decorate the front of this little metal notepad with pen.
A little Mini Sticky Note holder to match.

I also included, but didn't photograph a fabric band to wrap around a glass and matching little zippered purse to carry her Tee's in, a wonderfully fragrant small block of soap and a small package of paper soap, and a jar of jelly beans.  Just some fun stuff.  She has already received this gift so I can post this now.

Thanks for stopping by,
Many Blessings,
Barb