Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winner of Day 21 Magnolia Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone! Thank you SO much for all the lovely comments that you left on my last project. I appreciate it so much!  Without further delay, the winner is:



Oh my word Angela this is just the best Gingerbread House ever made even more special making it with your daughters boy I bet you had so much fun its just stunning and sooooooo yummy!!! The Magnolia's are just the perfect finishing touch to a magical project! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy new year! Can't wait to see your magnolia creations for 2013!!! Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx
 
Congratulations Chanelle!  I have sent Magnolia your email address so they can send you a special gift. 

Have a wonderful holiday everyone! Big hugs to you all!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Magnolia Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone!  Today is day 21 for the Magnolia Advent Calendar.  I am the host today and I'm happy to share with you my project.  It's a joint project with my 2 daughters.  They helped me make this Gingerbread House.  It is definitely not perfect or look professionally made.  But my daughters' and I had fun making it and adding these sweet Magnolias to the house really adds something special.  I hope you like it!





Supplies used:

1 Gingerbread House kit from Michaels Arts & Crafts

Lovely Fence Doohickey Die

Tilda with Two Little Gifts

Tilda with Lovikkamittens

Pixie Tilda

Jingle Jangle Tilda 

Edwin with Sack






Ready for Santa!!


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I will pick one winner to win a christmas present from Magnolia.  Just leave a comment on my blog.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tilda With Little Rudolph

Hi Everyone! Just popping on quickly today to show you a card I made with the cutest Tilda stamp called Tilda With Little Rudolph.



She is so cute!  I'm loving these Magnolia papers that I used on my card today. They are not currently available at Magnolia-licious unfortunately and neither is the tree border die from Memory  Box or poinsettia doo hickey die. But if you like them, I'm sure they can be ordered for you.



Love her!  Well that's it from me today.  ** Don't forget about the Magnolia-licious Highlights challenge currently going on.  Details can be found here.

Ciao for now ;) xo

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tilda with Puppy

Hi Everyone!  Have you received your Christmas Magnolia Ink issue? This issue comes with a free  stamp and boy is it ever so cute!  I had to make a card with it:



I'm not sure if this image will be sold separately at some point.  But if you purchase the current Christmas Issue of Magnolia Ink, you too can get this adorable image for free.  You can get your copy at Magnolia-licious.



I have been using craft paper on alot of my projects lately.  I love the way it looks, especially with holiday images.  Reminds me of christmas packaging I guess.  I also used the Santa Claus paper pack from MME - purchased at my local Michaels Arts and Crafts.  I also used a Christmas sentiment cling stamp from Recollections.

** Reminder **

Don't forget about the current Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge and blog hop.  You could be eligible to win 2 great prizes.  See the details HERE.


Well, that's it from me today.  I hope you liked my card and can let me know what you think.  Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone!  Time for another Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog Hop.  Today we are joined by the talented ladies on our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Team.   If you've come from Katie Tate's  fabulous blog, then you're in the right place. Hopefully you've taken the hop and commented on everyone's projects to be eligible for this month's  prize.  This is your last stop on the hop.

So our theme this week is to create an Interactive Holiday Tag (tags that do something, tag that is a card, slide tags, tags that pop up, etc).  Here is the tag that I created:



I've masked together this sweet Christmas Tilda with Cat from the Little Christmas Collection (currently available at Magnolia-licious) with this Lamp post that I had picked up from a stamp show (I can't remember who makes this stamp).  I used craft paper mainly and my designer paper is by Recollections.  I've used the Lovely Fence Doo Hickey die by Magnolia and Tilda's Doily Die and Spruce die both by Magnolia.



My tag opens up into a card and I added adorable Tilda with cute lamb from the Little Christmas Collection (not currently available at Magnolia-licious but I'm sure can be ordered for you if you ask) and I also used the Magnolia Merry Christmas sentiment.




Here are the details for this month's 2 challenges:

-First challenge is to create a Holiday Tag using at least (1) Magnolia stamp and the prize is (1) $50 gift card to Magnolia-licious.  Please link your project on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog by Dec 29th.

-Second challenge is to count the # of candy canes from the hop and email them to sjdean0574@yahoo.com – prize is (1) $50 gift card to Magnolia-licious.  You have until Dec 29th to enter.


I can't wait to see the tags you all create! Thanks for visiting me today and have a great day!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Crunching Tilda - chomp chomp chomp

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a yummy Thanksgiving.  We spent this holiday in Massachussettes with my husband's family (in fact, I think I'm still there, hehe).  On the way back home, our tradition is to drive through Deerfield and stop at the super big Yankee Candle factory store.  What a fun place, definitely worth a trip if you've never been. We have so much fun and I usually by my yearly supply of candles.

Well today, I have a card to show you using this adorable Crunching Tilda currently available at Magnolia-licious.  How could you not add her to your collection?



My papers are from Recollections - picked these papers up at Michael's Arts & Crafts just this past weekend along with 5 other pads.  I just can't get enough paper packs!  I also used a couple DooHickey dies on this project: Starlight Lace and So Wrapped Starlight Folded Tag.

Well that's it from me today.  Have a great weekend everyone!  I bet most of your are putting up your trees by now. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Christmas Tag


Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday to you!  Thought I'd post a little tag that I made today before starting my weekend errands.  I haven't made too many tags but they are so simple and adds such a  homespun touch to gifts.  I plan to make a whole bunch and add them to my gift giving presents this year.  And what a great way to use these sweet little bears from the Magnolia Little Christmas Collection.  This is Cocco with Present:



I used Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder paper pack for this tag.  Also used a poinsettia and the Old Swedish Lace Magnolia Doohickey die and my sentiment is also by Magnolia.



I hope you liked my tag today!  Have a great weekend everyone!


Friday, November 2, 2012

A Magnolia Winter

Hi Everyone!  Whew what a week!  I'm happy to say the electricity is finally restored at my home after the hurricane. 3 days of no electricity is not fun.  Definitely adding a generator to my Christmas list this year. And I'm happy to report that I  have no fall leaves to rake as the winds blew them all away.  Our pool  has suffered the only damage due to the hurricane but it could have been so much worse and my girls are enjoying a week off from school.

Well today I am sharing my "interactive" or "something hidden" card that is our current challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlights this month.  I made a stair step card with a "slider" addition.  Here is my card:


I used several Magnolia images today to create my fun winter scene.  They are:  Tilda in the Mountains, Old Swedish Church, Snowy Tilda, Edwin on SledSki Edwin with SnowflakesWinter Forest (link to mini image), and Edwin Skiing (which doesn't appear to be in stock currently).

I used Ski Edwin with Snowflakes to slide across the front of my card, almost appearing like after he fell he slid a bit.



I cut a thin rectangle and attached a foam pop dot to the back of Edwin, placed it in the slit and underneath the paper and through the slit I attached the button to the back of the foam pop dot.  I guess you can say that is my "hidden" portion of the card as you can obviously see the slit I cut for the slide to work.


Here are a few more pics of my card at different angles.  I also used several dies on this card.  I used Spellbinder snowflake dies, Magnolia Doo Hickey poinsettia die, Memory box landscape die and snowflake border.



Well that's it from me today. I really enjoyed putting this card together using all these fun stamps. I'm loving this Christmas story collection of stamps!  

This last photo is a pic of my pool after the storm we had Monday.  I'm just thankful all these trees that surround my yard didn't fall on our house! Thank you God! Take care and count your blessings, big hugs xx



Monday, October 29, 2012

Jingle Jangle Tilda


Hello Everyone!  It has been awhile since I posted a new card.  I have been so sick last week and then I had Magnolia Ink deadlines to make not to mention several family/school events that I had.  I am so glad to get back to blogging and coloring my favorite Magnolia stamps! Today with the impending hurricane coming by Connecticut and schools and highways closing, it is the perfect time to put a pot of coffee on the stove and hibernate in my craftroom (before the power goes out).

Today I have a fun Christmas scene card that I made:



Here is Jingle Jangle Tilda decorating her home for Christmas.  She is currently available at Magnolia-licious.  What a sweetie!  I think the Christmas Magnolias have to be my favorite collections.  Have you seen the Nativity Collection available for preorder at Magnolia-licious. OMG I have to have them.  I am currently saving my pennies as there are so many stamps from that collection that I have to get.



The fun background stamp that I used today is a stamp I bought last year. I believe it's from "I Brake For Stamps." My papers are from Recollections - Love Letters packet that I got at Michaels Arts & Crafts.  Embellies used today are a wooden heart button also from Michaels and I used Cheery Lynn Designs pine branches die and the Magnolia Doo Hickey poinsettia die.

Wow the wind is blowing hard outside. To all my friends on the east coast, stay safe and batten down those hatches!  Big hugs!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Magnolia-licious - Think Pink



Happy Monday everyone and Happy Columbus Day!  My kids have today off from school and we are enjoying a nice lazy day after a month load of homework and tests galore.  Well today at Magnolia-licious Highlites, we are having a blog hop and our theme is "Think Pink Treats" in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here is a bit about our theme:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) is an annual international health campaign organized by major companies every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon symbol was used in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder as the symbol of The Breast Cancer Research Fund she founded and is used to symbolize the fight against the disease. We also honor those that have fought the battle and who are currently fighting the battle while raising awareness to ALL women to be aware of the symptoms and to be proactive against the disease. Want to find out more? The National Breast Cancer Foundation HERE for those in the US and globally at the PinkRibbon.org site HERE!

  • In 2011 Nearly 1.5 million women across the world were told they had breast cancer
  • One-third of breast cancer deaths can be decreased with early detection and treatment
  • In the US 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime, an estimated 527 women are diagnosed in the US with breast cancer each day
The Magnolia-licious DT wants to help promote awareness/early detection and share what this Think Pink Month is about with ALL women! We also want to honor all of those women that have or are currently fighting this disease and show our support in the fight!! To show our support the DT has planned our own “Think Pink” Celebration and we hope you can all join in. Each DT gal has created some Sweet treats and PINK Packaging to match using those beautiful Magnolia images. You can find some Magnolia stamps that were created specifically for Pink Ribbon Awareness at Magnolia-licious  HERE. So have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous Pink-a-licious Creations and make sure to stop back by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun too!


Here is my project for today:



I found this fun Ribbon box template at My Time Made Easy and knew I wanted to make this for today's hop.  I also made the matching little scalloped card.  The background writing paper is a digital image also from My Time Made Easy.  Magnolia images used today are: Tilda With Many Hearts mini image and Tilda With Christmas Baking.






I filled my box with my favorite Hershey kiss peanut butter cookies.  You can find tons of this cookie recipe on Pinterest.


Well that's it from me today.  Whew this was a long post!  Next on the hop is my very talented friend Cabio.  The girls have really outdone themselves today, I hope you can visit all of them!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Magnolia Halloween Projects

Hi Everyone! Today is the first of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at the  Magnolia-licious Highlights blog. Our challenge for October is to create some Halloween projects.   Here is what I made:


 I love making 3D projects and try to make them when I have time.  Pinterest gives me so many ideas. For the witch hat, I used a pattern created by Magnolia DT Sandra Strijland. HERE is a link to her shop where she sells many fun templates that you can download.

My papers are Graphic 45 and I used lots of trims that I had.  My friend Cabio sent me that gorgeous black ribbon flowers trim. LOVE it! Thank you sweetie! I used my favorite Magnolia witch.  Here is a link to the mini Sitting Witch Tilda. I don't have any of the Halloween mini stamps but they would work perfectly for making treat boxes and little halloween tags. I'll have to pick some up. The bats and spider and web are stickers that I picked up from Michael's Arts & Crafts.


Here's a closeup of Sitting Witch Tilda:



This adorable witch shoe treat box is a project that I saw on Pinterest. It's so easy to make and I hope to make some extra for my kids to give there friends for halloween.  HERE is a link to the blog where the template can be located.  I filled my treat box with candy corn YUM!


These projects were so fun to make!  Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Fall

Morning Everyone!  Today I made a fall card using Tilda w/Corn from the Turning Leaves collection, currently in stock at Magnolia-licious. I absolutely LOVE this fall release.  Such gorgeous images and today I used this cutie.



Papers are by Bo Bunny, flowers from WOC.  The bird and birdhouse die is by Marianne Designs. I used the following copics: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, C3, C1, C00, E35, E33, E31, YR23, YR21, E99, E97, E95, YG97, YG95, YG91, B0000, B000.


My sentiments are from Whimsy.  I also used the Autumn Sunflowers stamp by Magnolia.

That's it today! Flash flood warning here where I live today. Yikes!! Will this rain every stop?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!  The Magnolia-licious team is having a blog hop today.  We were to create something using a holiday image and then re-invent it for another occasion.   If you've come from Cabio's blog then your in the right place. I am last on the hop.

 So here is my project:


I made 2 gift bags using the same image.  I couldn't wait to use this Cozy Christmas Bear from the new Little Christmas collection recently released.  On my first gift bag, I made a Christmas gift bag - obviously this image is intended to be a Christmas image.  Then I changed the colors a bit, cut off the dangly part of the scarf and turned it into an image you can use for a new baby gift.

Here is a closeup of the Christmas bag:



I used Spellbinder snowflakes, oval and scallop oval dies, Magnolia doohickey poinsettia die and So Wrapped Lovely Heart tag die, and Memory box pine leaves die. Some stickers, buttons, and twine finished off this bag.


For my baby gift bag, I colored my bear mostly the same way but for the hat and scarf which I colored pink.  Also added a pink bow to the bear's scarf.  I also colored the Magnolia Sweet Moon from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  Die cuts used here are from Spellbinder and MFT.




I used several copics on my images today. Let's see if I can remember them all:  E35, E33, E31, E30, R24, R22, R20, W3, W1, W00, R85, R83, R81, RV00, E53, E51, E50, YR23, YR21, Y000. Also used some star dust stickles and ranger walnut stain ink.

Well that's it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog today. Have a great day! hugs xo