Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Building Block/Pop Up Card

Hello, again.  
I'm back with another "Kinetic" card.  I'm having a blast with these.  The directions are at SplitCoastStampers, but I chose the tutorial on Card-Making-Magic.

I decided to make my 'blocks' into differently sized gift boxes.  I saw that idea somewhere, but I couldn't find it again.

This is the front of my card.  I've used #294 Tilda with Balloon.  My cardstock and dp are both from my stash.  Tilda is colored with Copic Markers.  The background is done with a combination of Copics and Adirondack Lights.

A close up of Tilda.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.  You can see that the balloons were made dimensional by putting two layers together with pop dots.  The little tag is from a SU punch and I just found this sentiment in the bottom of a box I was cleaning up!  Whoooot!

Here is the card opened to show all the panels.  I don't know what I was thinking when I chose all that pink - yikes!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  This card is not part of a challenge or a Dr. Monday M.D., but I do appreciate your comments anyway.

Many blessings to you all,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Monday M.D. Summer Waterfall Card...

Gooooood morning! For some of you it's night time, so sweet dreams!

 I just had to ink up some of my summer time images, but now I need to post them before the summer has slipped away altogether.

 You know, I haven't made a Waterfall card in years, and wanting to use several images on one card, this style of card  was the perfect fit.

This is the front of my Waterfall card.  The pretty dp is a small piece I've had forever.  Unfortunately it was the only small piece I had, not enough to finish off the inside of my card.  (Note to self: no matter how delightful the paper is, make sure you have enough to complete your project *sheesh*.)  Here I've used #3111 Splash Tilda. I've added some Waterfall Stickles to the water to make it appear, well, like water!! Ive also used mirrored gold card stock as a mat for each of the panels. 

This is #355 Playing on the Beach Tilda. All images are colored with Copic Markers.  I added some Adirondack Lights to the background - my favorite technique! 

This is #3112 Bikini Tilda...I love her the most!  So sweet sitting on the beach

Lastly, here is #389 Tilda off Shore.  Love the shoes!  After I had taken all the pictures I went back and added some white polka dots to her shoes - fun! 

I haven't had a chance to use my Summer Club dies much, so I thought I would use several of them on the inside.  I located the dp at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be perfect for the inside of my card.  I did the flip-flops from a very small piece of dp I had used on the front!.  (another note to self - even though it doesn't match the front, using similar color tones really can work!) 

So there we have it. My Dr. Monday M.D. project came off without a hitch after all. Woohoo!
 I appreciate your dropping in for a visit. Make sure to leave a comment to be eligible for the Surprise Gift from Diana. Don't forget to visit Patty Jo's blog as well, she is the queen of dies. Leave her a comment also and you will have two chances to win!
  Have a wonderful week. 

Many blessings,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How does your garden grow?

Good morning everyone, I have a fun card to share with you today.  I really hope that the photos will do it justice. My Hubby thought it was fascinating. 

I have visited several times to this gals blog called Card-Making-Magic.  Not everything on her site tickles me, but I've enjoyed making her Kenetic Cards.

This is called a "Magic Slider Card".  It took me two attempts to get this right.  Thank goodness my first was on scratch paper.

The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found2.  I love this paper and I've used it alot on  previous projects.  Since it's double sided I knew it would look pretty inside and out.

Here is the front of my card.  I have used Tilda in the Garden from the Pink Lemonade Collection.
I stamped Tilda onto clear card stock with Stazon Ink.  The sentiment is stamped behind the clear card stock on the pink gingham paper which is the reverse side of the flower side.

 In this photo you can see that the Magic Panel it part way up.  I love how this card works.  As the colored panel  appears the line image disappears.  Cool huh?

Here is a close up of Tilda.  I think she is adorable with her little shovel.  Kinda reminds me of me!! NOT!!

Here is my artsy shot of my card. As you can see I finished the card front with some Ivy from Magnolia-licious™ Store.  a few flowers from WOC, some pearls and a little bow of bakers twine.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Your visits always warms my heart.

Many Blessing to each of you,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Oh my Goodness....what have I done?

Dear blogging friends,

I think this has been the worst day of my life.  I spent countless hours organizing ALL of my photos into Albums on Picasa Web.  I had a ton of albums....when I was all done I tried to delete that one album from which all photos were copied from.  Instead it deleted all my albums and all my blog post pictures.

I have had a very rough evening.  However, my hubby and I were trying to get back to Picasa and all of a sudden there were all my albums.  Hooray!  Unfortunately none of my blog post pictures were restored.

I have managed to redo my Blog Hop photos.  This has taken nearly two hours.  

So if you were wanting to go back on my blog to see something from a year ago it won't be there.  I am going to try to redo just a few of my posts from the last several Dr. Monday M.D.s but I won't be going back any further than just a few posts.  It is just much too time consuming.  I will need to restore all my tutorials also.  The words are still there but no photos. 

For about a month I've been having so much trouble with pop-ups, redirects and ads that I can't turn off.  It has been a harrowing month.  Now all this on top of it.

Thank you for being troupers along with me.  In the future my posts will be hassle free - for me anyway!

Many blessings to each of you,

September Blog Hop

 We at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog are celebrating the beginning of September with a Blog Hop. Each of the DT members have made something to celebrate the autumn season which includes Halloween and Thanksgiving.  There are some awesome projects for your viewing pleasure.  If you've come here from Jane's blog your right on track.  If you have just  hopped into the Hop here at my blog, you might want to head over to the Challenge Blog and pick up the order from the beginning.  That way you won't miss a single entry.
I've put a link at the end of my post to take you to Karen's Fun Blog.

For my project I chose this Memory Tray which I found at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  I couldn't resist :-)  I found all kinds of trinkets to add to my tray as well as 4 delightful Tilda's. 

Here is a view of the entire tray.  The Harvest Blessings at the top is actually a wooden banner.  The DP I pulled from a ton of 6 x 6 paper stacks I've had for years.


Here is #371 Mini Tilda with Flower Pot.  She is colored with Copics.


 Here is #373 Honey Tilda sitting on #518 Honey Jar.  I had to cut off most of the jar to fit the image into the square.  Just above her you will see a little fence.  I used the PS Mini picket fence die.

 This is #267 Mini Witch Tilda with Pumpkin. Again she is colored with Copics.  Notice the "WELCOME" tiles below her.  I have
printed out the entire alphabet several times, distressed the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink and mounted them onto foam squares.

This is the only regular sized image used in my project.  #264 Lying Tilda I just had to use her!  She is actually sitting ON the shelf.  I used some transparency card stock measured and folded to fit right behind her.  That way she won't bend. I've looked in the store and she is not available in the regular size, but she is available in the Mini size.

 The tiles below were done the same as as the welcome, but I mounted them onto a lighter background'

I have my project hanging on a wall in my studio.  It looks awesome there.

From here you're going to Hop over to Karen's Fun Blog.  I hope you are having fun and are getting lots of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,
Many blessings

Monday, August 18, 2014


Welcome to my blog! It's Monday once again and I'm here to share with you my Dr. Monday M.D. (Mini's and Dies) card. 

 My fellow DT buddy, Patty Jo  is a whiz with the dies. I hope you will drop by her blog to see what her amazing project is this week. 

 I don't usually work with the dies so much but I've had this Cherry Lynn  die for a long time. It was sent to me by another DT buddy, Chrissy Christensen. It's been on my desk for too long and I knew it was time to put it to good use. She also sent me the screen material - what a gem!

Here is what I came up with...

This is the front of my card.  I've used Magnolia DP for the outside wall and just plain white for the door.  I made the welcome wreath by cutting a circle using Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Circle dies.  The flowers were punched out using my Punch Bunch Corner die.  The welcome sign is SU Tiny Tags set.  I put a small Dew Drop on the end that attaches to the wreath.  Bakers Twine is used for the bow.  The hinges for the door are a Magnolia Dookickey Key die.  I just cut off the bottom of the key.  The door is hinged inside and our for stability.  I also used  a bead cap for the door knob.
As I said, I hinged the door so that it actually opens.  I've applied small magnets both to the inside of the door and the side of the house so that the door stays closed, but is easily opened to reveal the inside of the card.
Here is a look at the inside of the card.  The little car is actually included with the Screen Door Die.  I know the inside of the card doesn't look like a room, but honestly, the construction of the door took me days.  I had to think every step through and that was a lot of thinking and planning.  So for the inside I opted for the easy way.  I used Spellbinders Labels 21,  Heart and Scalloped die;  computer generated the sentiment, and colored LF 06 Tilda With Spring Heart (retired) to finish it off.

Here is a closer look at the door knob and magnets.  The magnets are small, but uber strong and a dot of paper on each one makes is easier to open the door.

Here is a close up of Tilda.  I paper pieced her heart.  She is colored with Copics.  The colors show so much brighter here than in real life..

Well, that's it for my post.  I hope you will feel inspired to give this type of card a try.

Many blessings,

Monday, August 11, 2014

A little Get Well fun...

I'm back again with another Dr. Monday M.D. project for you.  
I hope you had a very enjoyable weekend.  I've had two of my grandsons here for the past few days, so it's down to business for me again.  The summer has just flown by - I can hardly believe how fast it has gone!!

It's back to school again soon, I'm so glad I"m past those days.  Just looking at the commercials on TV is enough to drive you batty.  

Oh, but I digress. So Patty Jo and I have each come up with a project using Mini's and Dies from Magnolia-licious™.  If you don't possess any of these adorable munchkins, run, don't walk over to Diana's store and get some!!!

This week, I've pulled out of my hat a bit of a different project.  I made an impulse buy one day.  You've never done that before, right? ;-}

This is a new embossing folder (for me) and I thought if I cut out the middle of it it would make a super frame for my Mini.  Well not a bad idea, but wrong color.  This was actually my practice piece, but I surely didn't want it to go to waste, so I had to use know how that goes!?

Here is the front of my card.  I have used #349 Frizzy Tilda and  Harriet the Turtle.  The images are masked, colored with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card. The sentiment is digital, but I can't find it in my file again. *sorry*
I used Spellbinders Labels 13 to mount the sentiment on.

Here is a cloer look at Frizzy and Harriet.  Kinda cute, eh?

On the inside of the card I used a larger size of Spellbinder Labels 13.  I put the two pieces of  blending card together and stamped Harriet on them, and then of course separated them to be used on each side of the inside of the card.

So here is what the inside looks like.  The sentiments are computer generated.  There are no embellishments on this card so I guess it would qualify as a CAS card!

Well thank you for visiting my blog again today.  Have a fabulous week...

Many blessings,

Monday, August 4, 2014

Givin' you the business....

Happy Monday, again, my friends.  The Doctor is in - .5 cents plesase!  Do you remember the Peanuts cartoons, when Lucy would set up her little booth and snag Charlie Brown?  I love those cartoon strips!

It's Monday again and time for Patty Jo and I to share our Dr. Monday M. D. (mini's & dies) projects for this week.  I hope you'll take the time to visit her phenomenal blog.  

This week I have created several little business card holders.  How cute are these?  They are perfect for an embellishment with a Mini.  Here is a link to the website where I found the tutorial.  Easy peasy!  I even made a special one for my hairdresser! (It's the black and white one at the very bottom)


Here I've used #3102 Forget Me Not Tilda.

#363 Tilda with Large Balloon.

LF 06 Tilda with Spring Heart

Here on the left I've used#3076 Tilda with a Cross Necklace
On the right I've used #3093 Tilda Spitz Pocket

These are the same two as directly above just switched around a little.

This is the one I made for my hairdresser.  The salon is done in black and white and it elegant looking.  I picked this DP especially to fit into the decor.  It sits proudly in her booth.  That way her business cards are close at hand when she makes up future appointments.

These were fun to make, they went together very quickly and used just scraps of DP and CS to make them.

I hope you have some mini's in your collection and will be inspired by my projects to create some for yourself.

Many Blessings

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gift Box and Note Cards...

Good Monday morning my dear Magnolia lovers!

 I'm ready again with my project for Dr. Monday M. D. (Mini's and Dies).

I have to tell you that I've been spending some time in my flower beds (lame excuse for the weed patch) trying to pull out all the grass and weeds. I got so inspired putting in my vegetable patch that I felt shamed into tackling the front of the house. Small bit at a time, since it faces east the once the sun is up over the large tree across the street, the temperature soars and I find it impossible to work much more than an hour. But it's coming along! 
 So while we're on the topic of gardens I'd like to show you the first pick from my garden...
It was small, but DElicious!  Can't wait for the rest to come ripe!

For my project this week I have once again made a cute little box and four 3 x 3 Note cards using the "Animal of the Year" mini's.  They each have their own envelope.  You would think my shelves would be stuffed with all these projects, but I actually do send these off to various people.  Little note cards are a delightful way to let someone know you're thinking about them.  

So here's #1:
This is A4 Tilda with Angel the Horse.

A-9 Tilda with Fizzy Snake (no longer available)

A13 Tilda with Millie Mouse

A-20 Sneaky Tilda (no longer available)
#5 The Box
A17 Flower Tilda with Bow Knot

The entire set with the box set in the middle.  Sorry, I didn't get a very good picture of this.

Each image is colored with Copic markers, the shading is done with a mix of Copics, Blender and Adirondack Lights.  The dies are Classic and Scalloped Circles from Spell Binders. The ribbon is from my stash.  The little "for you" sentiment is from my stash also, there's no name on the block so I can't give credit to any company.

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my post and hope you'll come back next week to see what else I've been up to.

Many Blessings
Enjoying the journey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Sweeties! I'm back with another post - two in a row this week! 

Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog has a delicious challenge for you. What do you think? Can you create a card using no Tildas or Edwins?  Use Magnolia accessories or animals dies and or paper, that's our challenge for you. We have tons of inspiration for you over on the blog so please drop by and get inspired. 

But first, here's a little reminder for you. Your just might come away with a sweet gift from Diana too!

From now on for ALL Challenge Posts, WWPB Posts & "W"ednesday posts...if you leave comments on the DT gals blogs and/or the posts on this challenge will be ENTERED to WIN!!  
The more blogs you make comments on for each challenge or post, the better your chances to win!  (one comment per post though you can leave a comment on all the DT girls blogs for this Wee Wednesday AND this blog post to enter for today)

Every week one random commenter from all the blogs/posts will be chosen to win a prize! 
Comment winners posted every Wednesday! Please make sure to add your email if you post comments anonymously so we can contact you...thanks!

Okay, before I go any farther, please let me tell you about the most amazing new product at Diana's store.  It's call Quick Release Paper and it is AWESOME!  You place it between your die and the 
card stock or paper your cutting.  Your die and small intricate pieces just fall out for you. No more prying stick paper in the tiny little niches in your die.  Check it out here

Okay, now for the challenge....

 I hope I stayed within the parameters for this...I didn't use a Tilda or an Edwin but I did use this adorable  Snowman. 
Here is #242 Snowman  is no longer available at Diana's store but I'm sure you will find other winter images that will steal your heart just as well.  I've also used  Brides Bow
Here is a side view of my Easel Card.  I didn't get a photo of it, but the stamp I used in the center of the snowflake which props the card open is #726 Vintage Stamp from Magnolia.  The sentiment is from an AmyR Collection, the holly leaves are actually a branch punch and the red berries are something I found in the bottom of my bead drawer.  The little charm is from my stash.  Also used on this card are: Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped circles, Labels 18 Die, The Greeting Farm Snowflake die, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and SU Bravo Burgandy ink.

Well there you have it.  I hope you will take up the challenge and come and load it up on the challenge blog.

See you soon,
Many Blessings,