Thursday, December 23, 2010

Make It Crafty Blog Hop

Brrr... are you as chilly as I am this week?  It has been so cold here in CT but still not much snow around these parts. We are hoping for a white Christmas this year! From the weather report, chances are good! My kids love the snow and everything about it. From making snowmen, to snowball fights, and sled riding at the park (and I love watching them from the warmth of my car with a big thermos of hot chocolate)... ;) hehehe

Well, today I am excited to tell you that  Zoe (from Make It Crafty)  invited me to come HOPPING with her latest images released today!  If you keep on hopping though you will see my other exciting news! I am the 2nd stop on the hop after Zoe's amazing blog. She has released some beautiful Spring and Love themed scenery images that will work perfectly in combination with all your favorite characters.  She sent me this beautiful digi image to work with today called  Ivy Swing and it fit my Magnolia image perfectly.  Here is my card:

What do you think of this peaceful scene?  I used Jam Tilda from Magnolia and I also colored up one of Tilda's Birds which I thought worked well with this Ivy Swing image from Make it Crafty. My papers are by Webster's Pages, flowers  from Prima and Wild Orchid,  Magnolia Doohickeys, and flower brads from SU. I colored my image with copics and for extra shading and highlighting, I used my primsa colored pencils.

Here's a closer view of the image:

I hope you like my card today and can leave a comment.  Please continue on the hop for your chance at winning some fabulous prizes from Make It Crafty. You need to make sure you comment at each stop as there are over $200 worth of prizes hidden at many of the hop stops to be won.  Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Annika

Thanks so much for stopping by today on this very busy Saturday. Take care and big hugs! Stay warm! ;)

Altered ornament - Magnolia's Santa

Happy Sunday folks! Today I made a project just for fun! I found this rustic old sled ornament from my local Joanne Fabrics and thought a Magnolia Santa would perfectly embellish this sled.  What do you think?

I added a few extra embellishments to the sled (ie., snowflakes, candycane, bow, and image). This will look awesome on my tree this year! Well, thanks for stopping by today! See ya next time!

Magnolia-licious Challenge #4 - Photo Inspiration - White Christmas

We have a photo inspiration for you today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. Here is the photo:

I love this snowy white holiday scene with the bright lights emanating from the windows! So our challenge is a "white christmas."   Here is what I came up with:

My friend Crystal gave me the idea of making a lantern small enough to hang on a Christmas tree and after seeing all the beautiful lanterns that Norma (one of my favorite designers) made, I had to give it a try but had to make something smaller scaled. So I pulled out my spellbinder dies and got busy.  My light element is a battery operated tea light.  You can't see the light too well in this photo but the others show the light much  better.

My image is Tilda in Winter Light which can be found at Magnolia. I also used a Magnolia Doohickey die for the swirls on the sides and back of my lantern - I LOVE MY DOOHICKEYS!!  ;)

Well, thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you can play along with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! I'll look for you there! big hugs!!

Magnolia-licious Challenge #3 - Color Inspiration (green, blue, pink)

It's time for another color inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. Our colors are  PINK, BLUE, and GREEN.  Here is my card using one of my favorite images from Magnolia-licious, Angel Tilda. I think she's just beautiful!

These papers work really well with the Magnolia Doohickey poinsettia die, don't you think? 

Here are the details:

Image: Magnolia
Papers: Whimsy
Dies: Magnolia Doohickey's (Swirl and Poinsettia)
Tools: ribbon, beads, pearls, stickles, rhinestones, doily

We are so thrilled with the wonderful response we've had for our new Challenge blog. Thank you all so much for participating and we hope you will join in on this challenge also! Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the rest of DT to see their beautiful cards (links on my sidebar). Have a great day!

Magnolia-licious Challenge #2 - Inspiration

We have an inspiration challenge for you today over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Here is our inspiration:

So I was inspired to make this pop-up card:

I've created a living room holiday scene. Similar to my family portait. There's my hubby fighting with the lights, there's me with my Christmas hat on, and my oldest daughter putting up most of the tree, while my little one looks on and supervises (ahem..  bosses us around - LOL)!  I love making these scenes in this pop-up format, here's one I made last year that is similar to this scene.  The card folds down on the left side therefore those images on the fold aren't totally glued so the card can be opened and closed easily. Here are a few more pictures:

The images I used on this card are as follows:

Lightning Edwin
Large Armchair
Magnolia Cat
Tilda with Christmas Cracker
Dreamy Tilda
Tilda Trimming the Tree
Christmas tree
I hope you enjoyed my card today. Please leave a comment if you would, I'd love to hear what you think of it! Have a great day!

Magnolia-licious Challenge - My Magnolia Boutique Gift Box

Good morning to you! Have you heard?  Magnolia-licious is starting it's own Challenge blog and  I'm so excited to be on their DT and to work alongside an awesome group of talented ladies.  We will have challenges every 2 weeks.  Our first challenge is hosted by our DT Coordinator Candy Mills and she has challenged us to use the colors Pink and Yellow. So for my project today, I used several stamps from Magnolia-licious and a template from My Time Made Easy. Here is what I came up with:

I made a shop/boutique which would make a cute gift box or tabletop decoration.  The roof comes off and inside you can place a gift.  I found this Lauren Meader template at MTME and decided to make this boutique. I had so much fun decorating it with several stamps and embellishments.  Following is a list of the images I used today and all can be found at the Magnolia-licious Store.

Tilda Goes Shopping
Spring Lamp Post
New Bench
Tingla - love her!!!
Traveler Tilda
Brick Wall - for my chimney pattern

The front door was part of an Alota Rubberstamps image that I got from Magnolia-licious but can't seem to find it at the store to link to.  And the back window is a stamp from Flower Soft.  I used my Cricut to cut out the trellis and my small octagonal windows were cut out with a spellbinder die.  Here are a few more pics of my Magnolia Boutique:

Don't you love those pink bricks?  I couldn't resist adding Mom Tilda and her baby Tingla resting on a bench outside the shop. And, of course, the store kitty relaxing under the lightpost in back.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!