Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter-Spring Extravaganza at Magnolia-licious Highlites

Thank goodness finally some signs of spring coming!  It is wonderful to think of flowers popping up, green grass and leafy trees along with warm sunny days.

Magnolia-licious Highlites is having a fun and very exciting Easter/Spring Extravaganza challenge sponsored by Diana at Magnolia-licious!  So many of you have already entered with very gorgeous projects.  The Design Teams have worked on some projects too and we’re appropriately having a hop to go along with our theme!!!  If you came here from the artististic Maria's blog, you are hopping along in the right direction.  If you came on your own, you wouldn’t want to miss any of these creative and inspirational projects, so you’ll want to go HERE to start at the beginning.

Unbelievable prizes for this contest, so check out the details HERE!!!!

I’ve got a couple of projects and they involve the cutie Mini Maggies!!!  The first one is based on the idea of Sugar Eggs I made as a kid.  We would mix sugar and I think it was egg whites and then press into plastic egg molds.  When they were set up, we would scoop the insides out to make just a shell.  Then the fun began with making little scenes on the inside with frosting and plastic little characters. Then we would decorate the outside with more frosting and frosting flowers.  So using paper was much easier!!  I have some glittery paper for the “sugar egg” part and made my scene with Mini Maggies.


Please check with Diana on the Mini Magnolia Tree and Mini Sun.  Can you tell, I kinda like these flowers and leave....used them on my last few projects!!!  :)  Water colored with Distress Inks and used the Spellbinders ovals to cut out.  Added ribbon, rhinestones, and Stickles glitter glue for more sparkle.  Cut out a little stand because my "egg" kept falling over!!!  :)

You can find Mini Maggies HERE at Diana’s terrific store Magnolia-lious.

Another thought of spring is riding bicycles.  So I used the darling Mini Edwin riding his bike with a row of nice green  Mini Trees showing behind him.

Again water colored with Distress Inks, also used the Scor-Pal to put in some accent lines, an EK corner punch, a Stampin’ Up embossing folder, word stamp and hardware.  These mini border dies are a great addition to masculine cards!

Hope you will hop onto this challenge and join us too.  Diana is sooooo generous with her prizes for the contests!!!  Stop by her store Magnolia-licious HERE to find the Magnolia Stamps both big and small.  She has the best store with awesome service and is the sweetest lady too!!!

Next hop on over to the awesome Mindy to check out what fabulous creation she has done!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and as always so appreciate the comments left.  I love to see who is here and your comments are very encouraging!!!

Enjoy every day!
Patti Jo


Renkata said...

Such a sweet and cute egg card.
Very beautifly done.
The second card is very cool.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards.Fabulous colouring.I love the flowers on the first card, they are so pretty.

Cheryl said...

Your cards are both amazing! I love the egg shaped card idea and the line of trees behind Edwin is super!

Monique said...

Wow Patti Jo. How cute are these. The first one is my favorite :)). Love the colours and your colouring :)).

Hugs Monique

Durvina said...

I love them both, they are realy beauty's!

hugs, Durvina

Maria said...

Brilliant projects Patti Jo! Love the egg card design with the beautiful scene on the inside. Mini Edwin riding his bike is a perfect sign of Spring. Hugs, Maria

Angela said...

Both of your projects are so gorgeous Patti Jo! Your work always is amazing! Love the Easter egg shape on your first card with the cute paper picture holder. The Edwin picture frame is so sweet with the trees as the backdrop! Really awesome work Patti Jo! hugs, Angela

Tracy V. said...

Love both of your projects! The row of tress with Edwin is so adorable!, love how you have layed it all out!
Tracy V

Pat said...

Hi Patti Jo...look at you...a "peek-a-boo" card!! I love that's perfect! And so is your card!! And easel too! Yikes...AND...not just one but TWO gorgeous little creations!! Love 'em both! Hugs. Pat Frank

Suzi said...

Wow! Two super duper cards, I love the shape and stand of your first card and what a fabulous card for a little boy which is always so difficult to create. Thank you.
Suzi x

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute Tilda egg card and ever a match holder for display. What an awesome idea. Love the smart Easter card. Not often making Edwin card although I love him too. You did this springy card using him is even extra fabulous :o)

Barb Hardeman said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Patti Jo! Your coloring is so detailed and beautiful! I love the Egg card - the image just pops with depth and rich colors. Edwin looks like such a debonair dude taking off on his touring bike! You've done a fabulous job on both your cards...hugs...Barb

Brigitte said...

There both adorable cards!!! I love that you went the extra mile and make a stand for your card!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Angie said...

Wow Patti Jo, both of your projects are gorgeous! I love that egg card and how it opens to such a beautiful scene. And the one with Edwin riding his bike out of the woods...stunning!


Maureen said...

Oh Patti Jo, these are both tres cute!!!! (But what is this "green, grass and flowers you speak of? it's still all white here ;) with more on the way ARRRGGHHH!! )

I LOVE your egg, and yes, I am reminded of that craft when I see it! What a great idea! And Edwin's card is coloured perfectly... what a great pair of project celebrating Spring! Now if it would only arrive here in Winnipeg!

Kate said...

I love the scene inside the little egg, it's adorable.

** Kate **

Crafts2do4fun said...

Love your cards, always so enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the pretty cards you make

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Patti,

These card are stunning! I love the scenes you've created on both cards. Your coloring is amazing!

Hugs, Mindy

KarinsArtScrap said...

these two cards are great pj.
your bunny girl is very pretty.
edwin is great to.
your coloring is beautiful and your cards are looking great.

greetings karin

Eulanda said...

HOW CUTE ARE THESE?!! Oh my gosh. I love all the images you put together. Very creative! Hugs!

Shirley N said...

Love your projects, both are so adorable! Also love your matching stand! You're so creative and inspiring!

*mieke* said...

I love your egg shaped card Patti Jo! But the other card is also beautyful.
Hugs Mieke

Cathy said...

Lovely cards, Patti Jo. Perfect use of those mini stamps. Your coloring is awesome and I love the sugar egg. So sweet.

Cathy Lee

Candy said...

Patti Jo :o)
Oh how I adore you wee Easter Egg!
It's so adorable and your work is beautiful!!!!
Cute stand you made for it too!
Your Edwin Birthday card is so sweet!!!! Love him riding his bike with the trees behind him.
Love both of your wonderful mini projects.
Hugs, Candy

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

WOWSERS FOR BOTH!! Every one has it's own jaw dropped for me, lol!

Your cute bunny (she's on my wishlist)is colored so cute.The flowers and the scene is just perfet for her.

Edwin is posing so cute!AS IF HE'S TAKING A PICTURE!!!!!LOOK AT HIM Tehee,Ruby♥


Wow how pretty!

LindaC said...

Your Easter card is so pretty. I love the egg shape with the window. Your second card is delightful for a boy card. Love the book plate you added for the sentiment.

Sharon Caudle said...

We did sugar eggs like that when we were kids! I LOVE your current rendition of that, Patti Jo!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love how you combined four of those mini stamps into the perfect little scene!! And Edwin on the bike! Oh my gosh, that is such an awesome masculine card! I love everything about it! The name plate, the circle clip, your gorgeous coloring! These are amazing, Patti Jo!!!
hugs, Sharon

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh I love your sugar egg idea Patti Jo--just so cute and fabulous! It screams Easter fun and you did a gorgeous job on it. And I love your Edwin project-perfect for spring and for all those boys out there-love it!


Brook said...

What fun it was to read your post! I got one of those Sugar Eggs for my son when he was born. We still have it 15 years later and take it out each year at Easter. Love your paper version with your beautiful glittery paper.
Love your second card too. A wonderful masculine card!

Deb said...

Your card is extremely cute!

catz said...

what a clever and fun idea! Love what you created! Teresa

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

Awwww, she's the cutest lil bunny! Such an elegant card! Great Job Patti!

Only By His Grace said...

Oh Patti Jo!
Your egg card is adorable. The colors are so vibrant. Such a fabulous idea to have the inside of the card showing through to the front like that.
your flowers looks so lovely and I love the glitter paper you have used. You are tempting me to get those Doohickey dies. I love the little stand you made as well.
Doug said "where's the Bald Eagle?"
(In house joke).
Your second card is wonderful too. what a super card for a boy. I love the little scene you created with the mini trees in the background. The framing is awesome.
Hugs Maz

Diana Crick said...

Wow you have created two beautiful scenes. Such a lovely surprise when you opened the egg, each detail so perfect. I enjoyed reading about the sugar eggs, I have never heard of them before, yes I was a deprived Absolutely gorgeous Patti Jo.
hugs, Diana

Chris said...

What lovely cards, Patti Jo! I love the softness you achieved on both of them. The images are just delightful and your egg card is just exquisite. Lovely job!

chris christensen


I just keep saying how sweet, how adorable, don't have any other words!!!!

hellerlittle said...

Oh my gosh these are 2 cute little creation, each one is so precious. Absolutely stunning --- TFS --- hellerlittle

Maria Therese said...

Sweet cards!!

Sarah said...

Both of your cards are just adorable! Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! This is so sweet!! I love the sparkly egg and design!! Gorgeous design!! HUGS

Chris said...

Beautiful cards Patti-Jo and such a special egg shaped card. Love your colour and wonderful designs. Hope you're well and having a good week. Hugs, Chris :)

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Beautiful cards sooo pretty, love the little stand
Love Jenni

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Patti Jo
I love them both...your work is awesome!!

Karen x

Norma said...

Patti Jo. I adore your cards. I love cards with a peek-a-boo window and then you get a surprise when you open the card. And the card comes with its own card stand.. Cool! Terrific Edwin card too. Love the colour combo. You’re an ace with these minis now. I’m still struggling with them LOL. Need a magnifying glass…hee hee, or have to get really close and personal with them.

I never did the sugar egg thing when I was a kid. Sounds like it would have been a fun thing to do.


Sandy said...

wonderful - absolutely wonderful!!!!
Hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

awww Patti Jo - your creations are Magnolia-precious!!! So sweet, charming and just the cutest things ever! Love them both!
Pam Going Postal

NGCARDS said...

Lovely work hun xxx

Nicola said...

Love the egg idea, makes for such a stunning creation! Beautiful colours, Tilda looks a real sweetie-pie framed like that.
Love Nicola xxx

Rose said...

Your cards are beautiful and your images are exceptional! It was a pleasure to see your work.

Crafteezee said...

Both cards are amazing, and just shows what you can do with mini's, I don't have any yet........ Hugs Tracy x

Franca said...

Such a sweet idea

Thank you


Nela said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous colouring!
Hugs Nela


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