Saturday, October 7, 2017

Exciting News and New Cards


Hello, Friends! I know I’ve been missing in action for a couple months but now I am back and I have some FABULOUS news to share with you!

I have been invited to join the Creative Design Team for


WooHoo!!!

I am so excited because as part of my design team duties I will be video blogging with new product reveals, tutorials and sharing my creative inspiration.

I am also part of the Craftology Design Team and I’ll be focusing on card making with the monthly Craftology Box. October Box is gone but you can order November and there are several kit options from which to choose. 

Tammy Merrill is one of the most gracious store owners I’ve ever had the pleasure to design for and she has so many paper collections, embellishments, tools and galore in the store. She is herself a talented and inspiring crafter sharing her creations through her tutorials and live streams on Facebook and YouTube.

The October Craftology Box includes the entire collection of 12 x 12 designer papers from Echo Park’s “A Perfect Autumn” by Lori Whitlock. I love Lori’s work and this one is exceptionally adorable with the cute critters and fun artistry in the papers. The Craftology Box has some fabulous elements that accompany this collection. There are designer brads, paper bows, canvas ribbon, the 12 x 12 Sticker sheet, a couple adorable gold and chocolate colored glitter jingle bells and fall leaf/acorn/pumpkin sequins. The add-ons include the Ephemera frames & tags as well as the die cut cardstock pieces, Layered Stickers, Dies, chipboard pieces, Enamel words & Phrases and the 6 x 6 paper pad. And there's even Bobunny Copper and Chocolate glitter paste in the mix.


My first card is a whimsical romantic card using a cut-a-part from the 12 x 12 papers and fussy cut art and ribbon to create dimension and texture. A short tutorial for this card is HERE.


My second card is a Fall Blessings card with a clean and simple style using the autumn sequins as a wreath for the focal point. The YouTube tutorial for this one is HERE.


The third card is distressed and grungy with some handmade flowers that have been distressed with inks and sprays for a mixed media flare. I also added the pretty fall bells to this one.


My fourth card is what I would call a traditional scrapbook card. It has die cuts of pumpkins with the various designer papers and some burlap for texture that screams autumn.


The fifth card is a Tri-shutter card design that creates interactive movement and showcases some of the gorgeous designer papers.

I hope you enjoy the YouTube tutorials and reviews. Please subscribe to my channel. I look forward to sharing my new crafty projects. I have mini albums and 3D creations in the works. 

Until next time, enjoy and I hope your creativity never ends. Thanks for popping in to visit and have a great day…


Hugz,

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Magnolia-licious Inspiration - Rowan Fairy


Hello, Friends!

Today I’m sharing a new inspirational card for Magnolia-licious. Sadly, this will be my last DT post for Magnolia-licious. Shawn and Candy have been so generous and wonderful to work with. I wish them all the best.


My card features an adorable Wee Stamp called Rowan Fairy by Sylvia Zet. I used a few Summertime papers from Maja Designs for my card cut with Go Kreate dies. I layered my designer paper panels with fun foam for lots of dimension.


I kept the card fairly simple by adding some lace, cheese cloth, pearl trim, flowers and a double bow.


Here’s a close up of my fairy colored with Copics.

I will be back with some fabulous news in the coming week. I am so excited to take my crafting to the next level and I can’t wait to share my news.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.


Hugz,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes with the option of 2 Stamps


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Two Stamps.


My card for this challenge features “Farmer Tilda” from the “Farm to Market” collection. My designer papers are from Doodle Bug Designs paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and die cuts with Brushed Corduroy.


I layered some pretty JoAnn’s sequin bead lace under the top and bottom of my designer paper panels.

My cloud and sun die cuts are from La-La-Land distressed with a bit of Brushed Corduroy Ink. I created one for my clouds with the “miss you” sentiment. The butterflies are embossed with powder from “Sparkle and Sprinkle” on clear vellum and colored with Distress Ink markers.

I used new dies from Magnolia for the tree trunk and leaves. I inked the die cuts with Brushed Corduroy and added WOC flowers at the base of my tree trunk.


Here’s a close up of Tilda and colored with Copic Markers.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes w/ Option of Bows


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Bows.


My card for this challenge features Unicorn Tilda and the Unicorn from “I Believe in Unicorns” collection. I created my motif with Tilda and added the unicorn colored and cut out as a dimensional element for my card. My designer papers are from My Mind’s Eye paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and die cuts with Brushed Corduroy.


I layered some pretty lace that I got from LLC through the middle of my designer paper panel. Then I added a Magnolia die cut doily and Foamiran flowers I made with Faber-Castell Gelatos and stamens from Hobby Lobby around the card.

My banner, Tilda Tag, Pin Wheel and Leaves Magnolia die cuts are cut from MME papers.

The metal embellishments are from Butter Bee Scraps with a bit of gesso and/or metallic paint.


Here’s a close up of Tilda and her Unicorn colored with Copic Markers.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Magnolia-licious - C.C. Designs


Hello, Magnolia Friends!

It’s my turn to share a new DT card midway through our challenge so I created a cute card using a C.C. Designs Stamp.


My card features Swiss Pixie Birgitta Blowing Hearts. I used a few Summertime papers from Maja Designs for my card. I love the pretty flowers and bicycles in this paper collection and I paired it with Bazzill cardstock. I used some lovely Mirabelle lace that Shawn has in the Magnolia-licious store. I mirrored it with some pearl trim from Simplicity.


I used several of the new DooHickey Club Kit Volume 14 dies. I love the cute flower dies and the heart tag charm. My pink flowers were created with Foamiran that the Magnolia-licious store carries. I had lots of fun using different dies to cut out flowers and mold them into pretty shapes.


Here’s a close up of Birgitta colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes with the option of Masking


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Masking.


My card for this new challenge features Italy Tilda and Lemon Tree from the Stamp & Cutz collection. I masked two adorable Magnolia bee stamps behind Tilda. My designer papers are from Maya Designs Coffee in the Arbour, paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and die cuts with Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint.


I layered some pretty lace over my designer paper and used fun foam under Tilda’s frame for dimension. Both of Tilda's stitched frames are Taylored Expressions dies. The butterfly border is a Joy Crafts die accompanied by a Joy Craft and Cottage Cutz butterflies.

My stitched sun and corner die cuts are from La-La-Land and I scattered lots of pretty lemon blooms and leaves from the Lemon Tree die around the card. The stamens of my lemon blooms were created with a Heartfelt Creations die and I added Lemon Twist Ranger Enamel Accents to the middle.

I finished the card with a lemonade recipe cut with a Magnolia tag die from the Maya designer papers and a vintage seam binding bow with a butterfly that I fussy cut from papers as well.


Here’s a close up of Tilda colored with Copic markers and some added pollen that I created from the Lemon Twist Ranger Enamel Accents.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Magnolia-licious Wedding Tilda


Hello, Magnolia Friends!

It’s my turn to share a new DT project midway through our challenge so I created a cute Mini Magnolia wedding gift tag.


My tag features a Mini Magnolia known as Wedding Tilda from the Special Moments collection. I create my tag with the Swedish Lace die cut at the bottom and I used a circle punch for the tapered edges at the top. Tilda’s frame was cut with the Magnolia Mini Doily with fun foam underneath for dimension.


My papers are from Magnolia’s 6x6 Special Moments collection paired with smooth Bazzill cardstock. I used my Bride’s Bow die with a Rose pearl for the middle and inked all the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. I added lace and pearl trim at the bottom of my tag and finished it with a “happily ever after...” sentiment from Hero Arts.


Here’s a close up of Tilda colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.

Hugz,



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

...and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” 


My card for this new challenge features a new Magnolia stamp from the Hoppy Easter collection. My designer papers are from Pion Design, paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and other elements with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain DI.


I kept the card simple with a “CUTE” banner die cut from some Taylored Expressions tags. The words are from the Pion papers I used. I included a few flowers and Jute twine for a bow.


Here’s a close up of Tilda colored with Distress Inks.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate in the Magnolia-licious store. Shawn always has something new to stop by and see the monthly specials and new additions to the store. He has stocked some new Ranger products and fabulous Pion paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Stamping Bella


Hello, Magnolia Friends!

It’s my turn to share a new DT card midway through our challenge so I created a cute Stamping Bella card.


Her name is Tiny Townie Garden Girl Orchid. Isn’t she adorable? I used the companion die to cut her out. I just love how easy it was to use.


The die is open so you can see exactly where to position it when sending it through the die cutting machine. I also used the die to cut a piece of fun foam to adhere the image to for a dimensional effect. It fits perfectly!


I used some pretty BoBunny papers from the Secret Garden collection paired with Bazzill cardstock. The BoBunny “Bloom” chipboard tag and brads are also from the collection and follow the garden theme. Most of my flowers were die cut with Marianne Designs rolled rose die and you certainly can’t have flowers without butterflies. They make cards so springy and colorful.

My flower border is a Joy Crafts die and the tiny tags on the right are from the Oh-La-La DooHickey Die Kit Volume 3. I finished the tags with some pretty bows from vintage seam binding.


Here’s a close-up of my Tiny Townie colored with Distress Inks.

Don’t forget to stop by Magnolia-licious and check out the new Pion Paper that Shawn has added to the store. They are some of my favorite “go to” designer papers for card making and highly sought after for those vintage scrapbook layouts!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I’ll be back next week. See you then…

Hugz,

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes with the Option of Metal


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Metal.

I’ve been away for a while but now I’m back to crafting and boy, did I miss it!!!


My card for this new challenge features “Little Miss Tilda” from the Sakura collection. My designer papers are from Maja Designs, Vintage Spring Basics collection paired with Bazzill cardstock. I distressed my designer paper panels with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and cut out some butterflies from the paper collection for springy dimensional detail.


I used lots of fun Magnolia DooHickey dies for an Easter theme. My tags have some Martha Stewart lace and white baker’s twine. A doily, some chipboard under Tilda’s frames for dimension and WOC flowers finishes the card.


Here’s a close up of Tilda colored with Copics.


Check out the new Springtime DooHickey dies in the store. I love the cute daffodils; I can't wait to play with these! Shawn also has the new Magnolia Spring Time Stamp Collection available now at Magnolia-licious

I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means Magnolia-licious has a new challenge…

“Anything Goes” with the option of Flowers.


My card features “Heavenly Tilda” from the Aspen Holidays collection. My designer papers are from Authentique paired with Bazzill cardstock.


I used a lovely tag from Papertrey Ink called Tag Sale: Quilted Die as a base for Tilda and my Memory Box Cupid’s Tools die cuts.


Here’s a close up of Tilda water colored with Distress Inks.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

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