Saturday, May 29, 2010

SCS May's Flower Challenge MAY10VSNG

Still had this Jasmyn Bo Bunny DP out from the last card and love it, so thought I would try out a new Flourishes Sizzlet die and the new Cuttlebug quilling die for a Flower challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  This paper is so pretty, almost a shame to put anything over it!

Also used an EK Whale of a Punch Retro Flower punch, Punch Bunch Twig and Butterfly punches and Martha Stewart branch punch with two Stampin' Up! circle and a border punches.  Just can't use enough punches!!!

Appreciate you stopping by and enjoy the day!!!

Birthday Bash Sketch

Hope you will get a chance to join this week for this sketch challenge.  Click here at the Birthday Bash Blog for the sketch and see what you could win!  Thank you to the moderators of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group that do an outstanding job.

Colored Tilda with Distress Inks:  mainly Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone and Tattered Rose.

The Bo Bunny Design Paper is beautiful with glazing and glitter that doesn't show up on the picture.  Used the oval Nestabilities.  Added Crystal Effects to the flowers, hair, heart and patch, some Star Dust Stickles and Stardust pen for some more shimmer and faux brads, a charm and butterflies for some dimension.

Magnolia-licious is the place to go for your Magnolia stamps!  Diana has a huge selection to chose from and she is always getting new orders in.

Appreciate you stopping by and always enjoy the encouraging comments!
Enjoy the day!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kitchen Tilda with Yummy Recipe

Needed to make a recipe card and used the darling Kitchen Tilda.  I took a couple of pictures so you can see the whole recipe.  This is some very Yummy pudding!!!
Colored Tilda with Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo for the hair and shoes, Pumice Stone for the socks, Walnut Staine for the spoon, Barn Door for the ribbon, Tattered Rose for the skin, used a combination for the Apron of Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Antique Linen, combined Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive for the skirt and scarf. 

Not my usual colors, but used some leftover DP's and made a pocket to slide the recipe into.  It was fun to go out of my "box" to try something different with different colors.  #386 Kitchen Tilda can be found here at Magnolia-licious store.
Went to  Magnolia Measuring Cup for inspiration and fabulous ideas.  Check out the info on the blog to see how you can join in on the swaps too!

Love to play Bingo???  Fun and games on the 2nd week of the 2nd Birthday Bash for Magnolia-licious!  You don't want to miss out!  Follow along and get the details here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the day!!!

Longing Tilda Winner

The Winner of the Longing Tilda stamp is ShirleyTACS #33. Used the Random Generator thing, but couldn't figure out how to get a copy of it to the blog. More learning to do!!! :)

Please contact me here Shirley by Monday, May 24th, Midnight CDT. Need to get your address, so I can send the lovely little Tilda stamp to you. Congratulations!!!

I can see many of you that answered the question about a hand being strategically placed under the chin for a picture came up with the sweet idea of Tilda longing for Edwin! You are all romantics!!! :) Well that is a good thought, but Sue at Card Crazy came up with the closest when she was talking about waiting for cookies!!! It is to cover up extra chins (from too many cookies) when you get your picture taken!!! Thanks to Marion from Australia for that lovely tip!!!

Thank you to all that left such wonderful comments for me too! It is always appreciated and so encouraging.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stampscapes at Sunset

Stampscapes are such wonderful stamps to work with.  This turned out with almost a Thomas Kincaid look.  Used daubers to do the sky with the Distress Inks, but used a brush with water and the Distress Inks to fill in the water, cabin and trees.

Stamps:  Stampscapes and Anna Griffin
Distress Inks:  Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Broken China
Crystal Lacquer on the windows
Herringbone Cuttlebug

Don't forget to check a couple posts down for the Magnolia-licious Birthday Bash blog hop.  You can check out the DT Explosion boxes and connect how you can join in on the fun.  Prizes and Blog candy in there too!!!

Enjoy the day!!!

Loralie Babe!

This was such a fun stamp to color!  Used the Distress Inks again and added a little shimmer and shine too although that doesn't show up so well!  Her hair bow is cut out and popped up.

Stamp is Dehlia from Loralie Designs
Birthday Wishes from Hero Arts
Distress Inks:
Tattered Rose
Worn Lipstick
Chipped Sapphire
Tea Dye
Walnut Stain
Pumice Stone
Stardust Stickles
White Gel Pen
Stardust Pen
Crystal Lacquer
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Cuttlebug Embossing Border

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Magnolia-licious Birthday Box

Happy 2nd Birthday Magnolia-licious!!!

Wow! Today I’m so excited to participate for the first time in the Magnolia-licious monthly blog hop and challenge as guest designer! This month it is a fun explosion box with a Birthday or Anniversary theme to celebrate two years for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group! If you have come from Suzanne’s magnificent blog, you are on the right path.

If you just happened to stop by my blog, you can always hop on over to a blog created just for the Birthday Bash Celebration or the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to see how all this works and start from the beginning.

This is such a fun project! I like to keep the outside of the box rather simple, so it is a nice surprise when the box is opened.  Love the "floaty" things!!!

Supplies for my box are:
#266 Tilda on Elbows
#408 Jungle Flowers
#434 Tip Leaves
#1405 Fairytale Butterfly
#1407 Dragonfly
Happy Birthday Stamp from Stampin' Up!
Background Paper by DCWV
Arch Lattice Border Punch by Martha Stewart
Assortment of Ranger Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Pumice Stone
Added some Yellow and Diamond Stickles for the shimmer and shine!
Strips of acetate to "float" my sign and flowers
Foam Tape to pop up flowers
Of course, I’ve used the Scor-pal for scoring my lines when making the box. Can’t do a project or card without it! You can find Scor-pals here

You can find a huge selection of these wonderful Magnolia stamps here at Diana’s store! Not only can you order these terrific stamps and other Magnolia things, you are working with a fantastic person! Always helpful and so generous!!! Diana really helps us fulfill our need to add to our collections!!!

Would anyone like a free Maggie stamp???  How about Longing Tilda!  She is such a cutie!!!  She is another one like Tilda on Elbows that so cleverly puts her hand at her chin.  Anyone have an idea why she might be doing that?  Marion knows!!!  Just leave a comment and I'll do a random drawing on May 22nd at midnight CDT.  Would love to have you sign up as a follower if you haven't already.

Now you’ll want to hop on over to visit the very sweet and oh so talented Barb to see what wonderful creation she has made to share!

There will be lots of challenges, projects and prizes to come for the next 8 weeks. Hope you'll join us for the fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paris Tilda by the Front Steps

A little into the fall colors, but just needed to color this fun scene and adorable Tilda!

Colored with Distress Inks and you can find these wonderful stamps and more right here at Magnolia-licious.  If they are unavailable, check with Diana, she is re-ordering often.

#208 Paris Tilda
#659 Front Door Steps

Main Distress Inks:
Skin-Tattered Rose/Vintage Photo
Shirt/Skirt-Wild Honey
Skirt-Peeled Paint
Socks-Pumice Stone
Shoes-Tea Dye
Scene-Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed

Was asked recently if I use the pads or reinker bottles.   I use the reinker bottles because it is easier to pick up the ink with the brush and get the full strength color.  The pads can be used too though.  They can be wiped onto something plastic and the ink picked up from that.  Whenever I get a new ink pad, if there is a reinker available, I get that at the same time.  Always ready for re-inking the pad and then the reinker bottle ink is available for other uses too!

Another question is which colors I use the most, and have to say honestly, I make use out of ALL the colors available and also love blending them.  For the Magnolia images of course you need the skin and hair colors and for the scenes the blues, greens, yellows and browns, but then you need some reds, oranges and purples plus the black for shading to throw in here and there too!  See....ALL of them!!!

Enjoy the day!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tilda Waiting for you by the Gate

Thought this Tilda with Flower would go nicely with the #648 Open Gate.  She is so sweet looking and she is from the 2008 Spring/Summer collection.  Love the flower vine on this Gate stamp which is from the new Fairytale collection.  You can find many, many more stamps at Magnolia-licious.  Just click here.  Sorry, these are out right now, but Diana has them on re-order.

Colored with Distress Inks:
Skin-Tattered Rose
Dress-Worn Lipstick
Shirt-Pumice Stone
Hair-Vintage Photo
Fence-Brushed Corduroy
Flowers-Wild Honey/Worn Lipstick
Leaves-Peeled Paint/Forest Moss
Background-Faded Jeans
Plus whatever color I dabbed in!!!  :)

DP is from an old EK pad (I think)! Used a white glaze pen for dotting.

Edit:  Can't tell from the front on photo, but Tilda is cut out and popped up with foam tape.   I made a slit by the fence to tuck the corner of her dress into, so it looked like she was standing a little behind it.

Thanks for stopping by and as always appreciate any comments you are so kind enough to take the time to leave!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Irresistible Sweet Tilda

Here is our darling little Sweet Tilda!  She is named perfectly isn't she?  Love these tent cards, so figured to give it a go!

She is #218 Sweet Tilda and you can find her and many other cuties at Magnolia-licious  click here.

She is colored with Distress Inks.  It was a little while ago, so can't quite remember, but think it was Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and a touch of Vintage Photo for the hair, Tattered Rose for the skin,  Worn Lipstick for the cheeks, Wild Honey for the dress, shoes Brushed Corduroy and Pumice stone for shading on the socks.

Flower punches are Martha Stewart Hydrangea and Frond plus McGill Fern.  Used a White glaze pen for accents and the Spellbinders Label 4 for the opening and frame.  Sorry DP is older, so don't know the name.

Want to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments and support I received for getting to be on the Magnolia-licious design team as guest designer.  Very heartwarming to say the least and it is so appreciated!!!

Hope you will all give this months fabulous sketch by Becca Feeken a try at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog and have a chance to win a free stamp from Magnolia-licious.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the day!  Or night!!!  :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Very Special Tilda

 As many of you know, one of my passions is the floral punch craft.  I will still be pursuing that, but as you’ve probably noticed I’ve become a little obsessed with the Magnolia stamps!  Think it is reverting back to childhood because I LOVE to color.

Well I was completely blown away when I received an e-mail from Diana at Magnolia-licious and she asked if I would be interested in being a guest designer.  Don’t think I’ve ever said “Oh My Gosh!” that many times in my entire life!  Still kind of in a daze.  I am so excited to join the team and work with my card making idols!!!   What a DREAM and I am so honored!!!  Thank you again Diana!

I also want to thank my dear friends that give me the support and encouragement to go beyond my fears and try new adventures!!!  Couldn’t do it without you!!!

So this is my first card for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Sketch Challenge from a terrific sketch by Becca Feeken.  Water Colored with Distress Inks.

Magnolia Stamp #391 Jam Tilda
Background paper:  29th Street Marketplace
Distress Inks:  Hair-Tea Dye
                      Skin-Tattered Rose
                      Clothes-Peeled Paint and Broken China
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:  Swiss Dots and Just My Type Border
Punch Bunch Twig punch
Prima Flowers
White Glaze Pen
Foam Tape

You can find the cutie Maggie stamps here at Diana's store.

If you head on over to the Highlites blog, you can see the lovely creations of the Design Team members and see how you can join in on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the day!!!


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