Monday, April 30, 2012

Beachcombing Edwin

Goodmorning Everyone! Is it summer yet? I am so ready for the beach and warm weather. I can't wait! And the new Summer Memories collection from Magnolia have really made me anxious for the summer. Have you seen that CUTE Burger Tilda?  Or Flip Flop Tilda - I think she's already sold out at Magnolia-licious? I wish I picked up Pearl Tilda, may have to put in another order. OMGosh I can't wait till my preorder gets here!

So today I made a card with Edwin in Miami.  I've renamed him Beachcombing Edwin - hehe I like that better. I also used Magnolia's Pelican and Lazy Summer Days image.

My papers are by Bo Bunny and so perfect for summer/beach cards.  My image is colored with copics and they are: E11, E02, E01, E00, E000, R22,  R20, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, YR23, Y23, Y21, Y11, Y000, E59, E50, B95, B91, B000, C3, C1, C00, YR18, YR16, YR12

Well, that's it for now. I have to go to my daughter's school today and help out with fitting them for their May Crowning dresses. This last semester is always the busiest at school.  See you on Wednesday! xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SMASH and Magnolia Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  I'm so excited to be part of the Smash book/Magnolia Blog Hop.  A bunch of us Magnolia lovers are "SMASHING" and have created a book or a few pages of a book and incorporated Magnolia images.  If you've come from Irene's beautiful blog, then you are in the right place.

I went to Michael's and I found a huge 12x12 SMASH scrapbook. I have been wanting to create scrapbooks for my daughters for a long time but unfortunately I am the biggest procrastinator on the planet (much to my husband's frustration - lol), so I thought this would be the perfect excuse to begin a "School Days" scrapbook for my daughter. 

This is my cover:

Here is the first page. I saved some pages in front of this one so I can put some of my daughter's preschool photos. Unfortunately, I am so disorganized and have to search through some boxes for those photos. 

Here is my second page. I loved using this Wasabi tape that I found. I am accumulating quite the collection of these.

As you can see, I only managed to finish up to 1st Grade but I thought that was a pretty good start.  I really had fun working on these pages but wish I didn't wait so long to get these photos into a scrapbook.  My memory is a bit fuzzy but my girls seem to remember quite a bit so they were a big help.  I need to work on 2nd, 3rd, and 4rth grade then I'll be caught up with that book.  I really need to work on my older daughter's book. She's moving on to high school this fall and I have loads to work on with her book.  Baby steps....

The Magnolia images I used today are:

Tilda With Pencils
Tilda With Slate
Running Tilda
Angel Tilda (link to mini image)
Tree With Carved Heart
Little Birds
Rainbow With Clouds (link to mini image)
Tilda reading a book and Lying down Tilda  (I haven't been able to find the proper name or link for - sorry)

Well, thanks for joining us for our Magnolia Smash* Hop! We have 8 sponsors and there will be 8 winners! All you have to do is leave all of us a comment and come back Friday April 27th and see if you are a lucky winner!

Now take a look at our fabulous sponsors.

3 Mini Magnolia Stamps

$25 Gift Certificate

Little Darlings

Any Little Darling, Cutie Pie Or Warm Fuzzy Sentiment
Saturated Canary

Any 2 Digis

Your next stop on this hop is the very talented Kellie Winnell.  Can't wait to see what she's created for the the hop!  Please make sure you stop and comment on everyone's blog for your chance to win one of these terrific prizes.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to you!

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Cupcakes

Hi Everyone! I'm back. I had to take an unexpected trip out of town during part of last week and have been playing catch up since I got back.  Thanks for sticking with me and I plan to make my rounds around blog land and comment soon.

Well today it's time for another photo inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog.  Here is our photo:

Cupcakes is our theme this week! Here is my card:

I love this Cuddly Siblings image so I made a birthday card for my younger brother.  This image is currently in stock at Magnolia-licious.   I colored my image with copics and embellished with flowers and a cupcake applique. Copic colors used are: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R24, R22, R20, B91, B000, B0000, C5, C3, C1, C00 E59, E50, E37, E33, E31.

I hope you'll head on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog to see the gorgeous works of my teammies and also play along with us. :) 

PS... I'll be back in a few hours with another post today. I hope you'll join us for the SMASH/Magnolia blog hop at 8AM. 

Happy Stamping! hugs xo

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Magnolia-licious Challenge

It's Tracy's turn to host this month's Magnolia-licious challenge.  Here is our color inspiration this week:

Beautiful colors!  They should be bright and vibrant on our card.  So here is my card for this week's challenge:

I used this gorgeous Tilda with bunny which unfortunately is not in stock at Magnolia-licious at the moment. But if you like her, I'm sure she can be ordered for you. I used some bright papers called Happy Go Lucky by Lime Twist. Love these vibrant colors!  Also used copics to color my image and flowers from WOC and my little tag die is a spellbinder die.

Please play along with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. I look forward to seeing your creations! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hi Everyone! Today at TOMIC we have a new challenge for you.  We have a sketch for you to follow and also there must be a bunny included somewhere on your card.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card.  I used Tilda and her Bunny from the Butterfly Dreams Collection. I also used Magnolia papers on this card, Doohickey and spellbinder dies, and some flowers.

I tried creating a wildflower background around Tilda with copics.  I love the way Chris Dark creates such beautiful backgrounds for her images and here is my small attempt LOL! But I'm happy with the way it turned out.  Here is a close up:

Hmm.... I think I could have blended her face out a bit better. But I don't want to over saturate the paper with my markers.

Well that's it from me today.  I hope you'll play along with us at TOMIC and try for your chance for an awesome prize from Magnolia.  Have a great day!