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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's Blog Hop time...

Welcome friends, welcome spring,(well almost) and  welcome to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog March Blog Hop.  
Oh, this is going to be good, very good.

Our theme?  Circles, Spots, Dots and Blots
Fabulous!

If your hopping here from Tamara's blog then you're hopping in the right direction.  If not, please click here to take you back to the beginning of the hop.  You are going to be flabergasted with the stunning array of creativity done by the designers at Magnolia-licious and surely don't want
to miss a single post.

If  you would like to qualify for a prize you must do the following:

1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page
2. Leave a comment on each Designer's post during the Hop
3. At the end of our Hop, return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment there as well as on each DT blog post.

There are two ways to win during our challenge blog hop:
1. Comments are counted and a random winner is chosen
2. Participants enter a project following the Hop Theme ~ Circles, Spots, Dots and Blots and a random winner is chosen.  This person will receive a handmade card from one of the Magnolia-licious Designers.

Well now let's get on with my project for the Hop.  I purchased a wee calendar from a $ Bin at Michaels and took it apart.  I mounted the months on separate cardstock pages and then added a Mini Maggie and embellies to highlight each.  When it was completed, I took it to Office Max and had them spiral bind the pages and the frame I created.

Here is my calendar:

January - please disregard the circled dates - #12 Mini Ski Star Tilda

February - #3046 Mini Sagittarius Tilda

March - #7 It's Cold Outside Tilda

April - #3117 Mini London Tilda

May - #08 Mini For You Tilda

June - #3055 Mini Special Day Tilda

July - #311 Mini Tilda with Lacy Flag

August - #389 Mini Peachy Tilda

September - #07 Mini Write a Message Tilda

#267 - Mini Witch Tilda with Pumpkin

November - #299 Mini Scooter Tilda

December - #161 Mini Lightning Edwin

Whew!  A little picture heavy and I should have warned you ahead of time ; )

I'm sure you're ready to move on to the rest of the hop, soooo 

For your next stop, HOP over to the uber, incredibly talented....


SUZI

to see what she has to share with you.

Don't forget that your comments on each blog post will put your name in the running for a prize.  Don't forget to like us on our Facebook Fan Page and leave a  comment on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.

Happy Hopping Hugs,
Barb

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A B I N G O Challenge

Hallo, dear ones!  

I am back today with a brand new Challenge at Mangolia-licious™ Challenge Blog .  You will love this challenge, because you can choose which three elements you want to  include on your project.  

So here is what it will look like:

You just chose a row, up, down, across, diagonally and work those three ingredients onto your creation.  Easy Peasy!  I have to say this is my FIRST time to do a bingo card!

For my card, I chose a darling image form Magnolia-licious™ store.  She is a Saturated Canary image called "Balloon Wishes" but, boohoo  she is not available.  While you're over visiting at Diana's wonderful store, please check out the special sales prices she has on dies. There are many new dies available and they are all delicious!

This is my card front.   I started with a card base of Very Vanilla card stock and made the layers using my Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #2.  The pretty designer paper was some I found at a stamp store not far from where I live.  I fell in love with the soft roses.  You can only see a small portion of it on the front of the card, there's a little more on the inside....but you'll have to wait a bit.  I used Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle to frame the image.  She is colored with Copic Markers and I have added Ranger Glossy Accents for her glasses.  The flowers, ribbon and butterfly are from my stash.  Down the left side of my image panel is a pretty piece of lace and there's a little more on the inside as well...be patient...it's coming up soon.

Moving on...
I have a sweet little tag - Vintage Heart Tag - and added a sentiment from LOTV. It slides behind two of the CS panels in the top left corner.  Oh, BTW, I cut the balloon off the image as it was too wide and then added it with dimensionals after the panel was adhered down.

Here is a closer look and the sweet Balloon Wishes image.  Hmmmm, you can't  see the shine I added to her glasses.

Now, let's have a look at the inside. I was very excited to come up with this idea and figured out how to make it work....TADA!

Since I turned this card to open differently than most of my cards I needed to come up with a way to work it out. So I cut my panel in half, but then my sentiment would be bent in the middle.  Well, it ended up folding up in the middle but so much better because it's like a pop up panel.  The sentiment on this card is one that I found at Joann's as they are moving their location and the price was a steal.  In fact I bought a Thank You sentiment and a Corner adorner of the same style. The little banner was made using SU Banner punch, my  very small heart punch and then popped small pink pearls into the center of each heart.  They are attached to a small piece of irridescent thread.  On the right hand side you can see that I added another piece of lace.  I colored the sentiment with a Copic Marker and added two small SU 1/8" gingham ribbon bows.  It is no longer available so I'm hording it.  I finished off the back with two more CS panels and my Signature stamp in the center - sorry no picture of that.

Okay, one more picture - a close up of the floral arrangement...

So now you've finally come to the end of my post.  I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired enough to get working on your own.  



And let me remind you here that every week, someone who leaves a comment on one the the Challenge DT blogs will receive a special surprise package from Diana.  So if you need more inspiration, please visit the Challenge Blog and click on the DT members name to leave a comment on her blog.  Good luck


I so appreciate your visit to my blog and am always encouraged by the comments you leave me.
Ciao mi amici

Barb