Friday, July 3, 2015

A friend loves at all times...

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

I hope your holiday weekend will be very fun and very safe!  We never travel on this holiday weekend, so I have had some crafting time today.

This is the first 6 x 6 card I've made in a while.  I had almost forgotten how!!! GASP!!!

Here ya go.....

Here is #3044 Lazy Tilda from the latest collection from Magnolia!  Cute....tooo cute!
 The sentiment is from SU called Banner Blessings. The DP and cardstock is also SU.

A closer look at how I colored her....

This is the upper inside of the card with #03 Follow Me Tilda... This sentiment is from a retired  SU Kit called Hey There.

A closer lookie-loo......

Not nearly as elaborate, the salutation panel. 
 That all for today...I'm off to make dinner...Blessings and hugs...Barb

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Things with Wings...Magnolia-licious™ Challenge #2 for June

Hello again my dear friends. 

It's time for the second challenge of the month over at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.  Our theme this time around is "Things with Wings" (like kisses and prayers and feet that run to do good)  I hope you will join in with us and create something gorgeous and link your creation on the Challenge Blog.

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

Here is my card for the challenge...

I know this is a little different as I've not used a Magnolia image on the front of my card, but rather did a technique, Laser Cut with Dies, and used a Memory Box Die, Chloe Butterfly,  from Diana's shop, to create this bereavement card. If you click on the link it will take you to Deb Valder's You Tube site for her awesome video.

Here is a side view of the butterfly and how beautifully it stands out from the card base.

On the inside, upper panel I used this sweet angel Tilda #3047 Tilda with Floating Hearts.

I used the "Out of the Box" technique with her.  She is colored with Copics and has a little Stardust Stickles on her wings.

I kept the salutation panel quite simple so that a personal note could be added.

Please be sure to check out Diana's shop for remarkable sales on dies and for everything you might want or need to complete your project.

Blessings to you all,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sun, Sea and Sand Challenge

Hello, ciao amici.  
I'm back with another Tuesday challenge.  This time our challenge is Sun, Sea, Sand.  The DT have been busy behind the scenes creating some awesome projects.  We hope you'll join in the fun and show us your delightful creations.

Before I go on, let me brag on Diana's wonderful online store, Magnolia-licious™.  She has a most outstanding array of stamps, dies, supplies, paper and flowers.

We would love to hear from you so leave a comment
on the challenge blog or the DT blogs this
week for a chance to win a
surprise from Magnolia-licious.

Well I got over ambitious for this challenge and made two cards.  I've used the same sweet image on each card, but totally different backgrounds and sizes.  So, here is my  FIRST card for this challenge... 

This one is an A2 sized card and kept it Clean And Simple (CAS) card.  I've used #213 Summer Beach Tilda and colored her with Copics.  The little flip flop is a die from the Magnolia Doohickey Club Volume ! Collection.  With summer upon us, I've been using a number of these dies on other projects.

Here is sweet Tilda up close.  I got the color for her bathing suit by combining some BG, B and Y copics.  It was an experiment, but I like the way it turned out.

I used a blue flip flop on the inside salutation panel.  The little flowers are from a Punch Bunch punch.

On the back of my card I added my signature stamp inked with rainbow ink and I added the little anchor die as well.  I also used some complimentary paper on the flap on the envelope.

Now here is the SECOND card I made...

As you can see Tilda is in an entirely different environment!  I've used lots more dies from the first Doohickey Die Collection, and added two sweet charms to the ribbon.  Those are from my stash.  I used a little more yellow in Tilda's bathing suit and I love how this turned out.
A closer look at the image, where I gave her some polk-a-dots and darker hair.

The upper panel of the inside.  More Doohickey Dies and the sentiment is from Create TLC.
The salutation panel.  More Doohickey dies.  I kind of buried the sea weed behind the Jelly Fish...sheesh...

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please be sure to stop by the other DT's blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a delightful give-away from Diana.

Ciao, Ciao, amici

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"W"ednesday time at Magnolia-licious™

Happy "Hump" Day!  Today is "W"ednesday at Magnolia-licious™ where each of the DT take turns sharing with you a project using an image from the other companies which are carried in the Magnolia-licious™ store.
We are back to share artistic varieties of:
Wee Stamps
Wild Rose Studio
Penny Black
Saturated Canary
From the Hollow Fairy Stamps
Dollhouse Collection
and Crafter’s Companion stamps
Enjoy the newest DT projects below…
…and don't forget to
leave a comment here and the DT
blogs for a chance to win the
Weekly Comment Prize.
For my project I've used #321 Bella Party by Wild Rose Studios.

I recently acquired several SU card kits and thought I would use that as my base card and add my own/other embellies

Here is the front of my card.  I added a button for the balloon and a little flower brad for the puff on the hat.  I've used Copics to color the image and a little chalk for the cheeks. I've been enjoying making CAS cards, as you can see this one is.

 A little closer look...

A close up of Bella and how I've colored her...

Thanks for stopping by today.  Perhaps you'll be encouraged to use one of the many images offered by Diana on her website.

Ciao, Ciao,

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Pretty In Pink (wink, wink)

Buon Giorno amici!  Good morning, friends!  
We have a new challenge going on at Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog once again.  This time our theme is "Pretty In Pink" and for the next several weeks you can join in the fun and show off your paper crafting skills. I sure hope you will!!

Have you heard the latest from Diana's fabulous online store, Magnolia Stamps.  She is selling all Memory Box Dies at 40% off!  Yes you read that right!  ALL MB Dies at 40% off.  Many of them are listed for below $10!!  What a steal.

If you leave a comment on any/all the designers blogs, you will be entered into a drawing for a free gift from Diana.

So hop on over to the Challenge Blog, leave the girls some love by clicking on their names to go directly to their blog,  and best of luck in the drawing.

I have created another A2 sized card for this challenge.  This time I've used "He Loves Me Not Tilda" from the Lovely Duo Collection.  This item is no longer available in the store, but there are still several others available.  Each image comes with a matching sentiment.  What a great idea!

Here is "He Loves Me Not" Tilda set on a backdrop of pink, yellow and purple.  Such fun colors for the spring.  I also made a little matching envelope to send her in.
Tilda is colored with Copic Markers, except for her cheeks, which are done with chalk.  The DP's are from my stash box, the CS is from SU and the ribbon is a remnant from something!
Here is how I finished the inside of the card.  This sentiment is from SU "God's Blessings"
Thanks for stopping by.  It's always a pleasure to find out who's been reading my blog.

Many Blessings,
Ciao, ciao,

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


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,

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 


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,

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:


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,