Monday, December 15, 2014

Silent Night

Happy Monday,

Can you believe Christmas is 10 days away? Are you ready? I wish I could say I was but not......

I would like to share my tag for Magnolia Forever's challenge this week Christmas. I chose to use white as my main color and added a bit of green. I used Pion and Maja paper. My image was colored with Copic Markers. To embellish my design I add a little frantage, bling, ribbon and  Magnolia Doo Hickey dies heart tag and poinsettias. I distress all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye Ink.

Thanks for stopping by! This will be my last post for 2014 and I will see you in 2015 with some very exciting news. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap - #33 Always Anything Goes
Sister Act - #87 Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - #110 Snowflakes and/or Snowballs
Paradise of Magnolia - #4 Christmas or New Years

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Santa Claus will soon be here

Can you believe Christmas is 11 days away? Time goes by so quickly. I so enjoyed making my first Tussie Mussie I thought I would try a Christmas theme. Below are the goodies I used to make my project.

Magnolia Stamp - Christmas Sentiment
Magnolia Dies - Snowflake, Feather / club dies - snowflake, Santa, holly leaves
Go Create Die
Metal and rusted tin embellishments
Cheese cloth
Ribbon, decorative trim
Snow Writer on his hat with fine white glitter

I would like to enter my project in the following projects:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #108 Christmas
Marvelous Magnolia - #82 More Anything Goes Christmas
Paradise of Magnolia - #3 Christmas

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday,

Today I would like to share my DT project for Midweek Magnolias "Anything Goes". I created a Tussie Mussie. Suzi's inspired me so much I decided I had to create one. I used the large Magnolia butterfly stamp and paper pieced with Pion sewing paper. Below are the other goodies I chose:

Graphic 45 paper & Pion Paper
Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies - large butterfly, Tilda Tag, Angel wings
Toule, flower trim
Flower, metal & resin embellishments
Many of my embellishments we made from the Pion Paper.

I hope I have inspired you to try one! Here the link I viewed Enjoy!

Here is the back:

Here are some close ups of my project:

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Mania - #102 Anything Goes
Time for Magnolia - #75 Anything but a Square
Not Just Cards - #8 Always Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - December -Anything Goes

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Noel tilda

Happy Last Day of November! Head on over to Simply Magnolia for our Vintage challenge.

I chose to create a tag using Sweet Noel Tilda. I colored her with Copic Markers and paper pieced Noel. The tag was made from Go Create dies and dies from the Magnolia Christmas Doo Hickey
club. The paper is from Maja Christmas pad. To embellish the tab I used a rusted star and snowflake. I kept it pretty simple but did add some shabby green frantage.

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap - #32 Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #122 Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - #81 Anything Goes Christmas

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chocolate Anyone

Happy Wednesday,

This week is just flying by. Our house is finally starting to take shape. Below are pictures of my new craft room that my husband painted and did a wood floor. I love it. Let me know what you think.

Now for our challenge over at Midweek Magnolias - use two Magnolia stamps. I chose to make a criss-cross card. The paper is from Pion. Most of my design  was paper pieced. The stamps I used were Tilda with Spring Heart, Chocolate and Chocolate Sitting Cabinet. To complete my design I added lace, tulle bows, bling, die cuts (Magnolia Heart Tag and Dragon Fly Doo Hickeys & Lala Land flowers.

I hope you will join us this week!

Now for the unveiling of my new craft room:



I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - #107 Use Die Cut
PPT- #191 Anything Goes

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowflakes Galore

Happy Sunday!

How is your week going? Mine is going well. I had a great time making this card. Edwin with skis is so sweet. I hope you will join us over at Simply Magnolia's new challenge "lots of layers".

How about a closer look

One last look

Here is what I used to create my card:
Magnolia Stamp - Edwin with Skis
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Trees, Snowflake
Marianne Die - Snowflake
Memory Box Snowflake Border
Pion Paper, Maja Paper
Shabby White Frantage
Snow Writer
Fine white glitter

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - White on White
Lovely hanglar or sweet Magnolia - #106 Make it Sparkle
Bunny Zoe's - November -Snow
Tilda's Town -#130 F & F or CAL (FF)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Tilda

Can you believe it is the middle of November? I have heard of lots of snow and cold weather this week. I am happy to be in Florida. Yes, it is going to get down in 30's next week but I don't think I will be seeing any of that white stuff.

I made this sweet Tilda card for a special friends birthday next week. I used My Precious Daughter paper from Pion - so gorgeous. I used Tilda with a present and colored her with Copic Markers R0000, R00, R01, R20, E70, E71, E74, G91, G93, W0, W01. I added flowers, metal embellishment, ribbon, trim bling and some Shabby Pink Frantage. I used Spellbinder dies, Magnolia Doo Hickey Butter Fly Die and Stamp'n Up Tag Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - #120 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #83 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - #189 Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Star of the Day

Happy Wednesday,

I hope everyone is having a great week! I am really loving this Florida weather. It is hard to believe it is almost the middle of November. I hope you will join us over at Midweek Magnolia's challenge "Flourishes".

I have decided to decorate my sitting room for Christmas shabby chic - ocean theme.  My son and his wife have been buying me a sea theme ornament for Christmas and I found a white flocked twig Christmas tree that would be perfect.

I found this star shaped box at Hobby Lobby and wasn't quite sure what I would created. Then I found these beautiful large starfish. Thus decided this would be perfect for my ocean theme.  Below I have given the steps I used to create my box.

A great gift box.

The tag can also be used as an ornament

Close of the cover

Another view of the box.

I painted the box with Gesso, applied Tim Holtz tissue paper with Modge Podge. Once this was dry I sponged the edges of the star with Prima Bloom Spray - Gold Foil, Pressed Petal and Glistening Waves then I glued the floral trim. The box cover, tag, bottom of the box were sprayed with the Gold Foil spray. The starfish was sprayed with Glistening Waves. I used Magnolia Doohickey poinsettia dies and Cherry Lynn large and small flourish. The stamp is Tilda with Candle from Magnolia. I colored her with Copic Markers, used some shabby white frantage to give her a little sparkle and on her flower band I used Perfect Pearls for the center of the flower. I used Prima wooden embellishments and painted them Viva Decor Gold paint. To complete my design I added pearl bling, netting, tulle, raffia.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Magnolia Licious -Holiday Blog Hop
Stamp and Create Magnolia - #48 Winter or Fall Images with Punches or Die Cuts
Magnolia Mania - #100 Box or Bag
Tilda's Town - #129 Anything Goes

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Christmas Tag

Happy Sunday!

Another beautiful day in paradise. It is so wonderful to spend time with our kids. I feel blessed to have the time to spend with them.

Today I have made a Christmas tag. I just love these new Christmas Magnolia stamps. I invite you to join us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge "Bling it On"!

Here is what I used to create my tag:
Maja Paper
Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Cozy Snowflake, Trees and Poinsettias 
Memory Box - House Die
Go Create Die
Magnolia Stamps -Snowy Cottage, Tilda with Apple Wreath, Cute Magnolia, Christmas Sentiment
Snow writer with fine glitter
Ribbon & Lace

In order to create a fancy fold on the back of the tag I used my score pal on the left side to create an open door for my sentiment. There are also windows and doors that open. For the front door when it open there is a red heart.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to create something fun.

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - #107 Christmas Tilda Wearing Red
Magnolia Licious - Fancy Folds
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - #47 At least 2 Patterned Paper
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - October Animals
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - #128 Christmas optional add a tag

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Witch Tilda

It's Saturday and another gorgeous day in Florida. I can't believe it is November 1st. So excited I get to spend the weekend with both of my boys. My youngest from Idaho is visiting us this week. Love it.

You will find my project below. And please join us over at Magnolia Forever's Challenge "Halloween".

I used Witch Tilda on my project. I used a chipboard pumpkin and covered it with paper. Next I used embossing paste with Tim Holtz's Shattered stencil. To give some color I used Prima sprays gold and tattered leather. I paper pieced Tilda and the hat. I chose some Graphic 45 Paper, flowers, cheese cloth, Memory Box Spider Web die, tulle, and misc. embellishments.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - #105 Autumn Colours
Marvelous Magnolia - #79 Add Some Black
Inky Impressions - #183 Halloween
Stamp and Create - Fall / Autumn

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beautiful in Blue

Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone is having a great week! I can say all this sunshine is so awesome; I absolutely love it. I will show a sneak preview of my new room. The unveiling will be around November 20th once my shutters are installed. The photos are below.

The winner of my candy is Angel Whispers! Congratulations please contact me with your mailing address.

Now on to my card for our Midweek Magnolia's challenge glitter/lace/pearls. I chose Tilda in the Garden - how sweet is she? I colored her with Copic Markers. The dies I chose for my design were Go Create, La La Land Heart Banner, Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart Tag, Cherry Lynn Flourish and Butterfly dies. The floral paper is from Magnolia's Animal Collection, stripped blue paper is from Pion and the rest is from my stash. To embellish my card I used vintage white frantage, flower, pearls, tulle, lace and I inked the edges of the paper with pale blue Prima chalk ink.

Here is a close up:
Craftroom Before:

Sneak peak after:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - #247 Spring Fling
Party Time Tuesdays - #187 Anything Goes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Christmas in October

Happy Sunday,

I  can't believe we have been in our new house for two weeks! Crafting is still a bit of a challenge. My husband is painting and installing a wood floor. The bulk of it should be done tomorrow. I can't wait to move into my beautiful space. As soon as it is finished I will post photos.

Here are the goodies I used for my card:
Magnolia Stamp - Holy Tilda (colored with Copic markers, Frantage on the dress and stickles)
Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Cozy Big Snowflake, Snowy Forest
La La Land - Corner Die
Misc. - Flower, ribbon, netting,  bling
Paper is from Magnolia and Misc. from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tilda's Town - #126 Dies and or Punches
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #33 Use Your Imagination
Sister Act Card - #79 Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Midweek Magnolia's 100th Celebration

I am so excited to be back! We are officially Florida residents. Our new house is great. Still more to do. My husband is too sweet. He is painting my craft room pink and laying down a wood floor. As soon as it is complete I will post some photos.

Needless to say my scrapping is a little scattered. I hope you will join us this week for our 100th Blog Celebration.  We have lots of great prizes and several of the DT are giving away candy.  Don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win my candy.

If you came from Gayle's lovely blog then you are on the right track!

Karen (you are here)

I used a canvas heart which I stenciled with light modeling paste and the I used Bloom Sprays to add color to the heart.  I chose various stamps for the background and of course the main star is Bonny Tilda. I colored her with Copic Markers and used Frantage on her wings and on the canvas. The canvas was embellished with flowers, lace, decorative pins, metal key and tulle bow. The paper is from pion.

Now for my candy......

Good Luck!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Time for Magnolia - #67 Let's Play Bingo (Lace, Anything but a Square, Text)
Lovely hangar or Sweet Magnolia - #104 Use 3 Different Embellishments
Inky Impressions - #181 Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - October 15th Texture

How Sweet

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to be back crafting. In the last four months we got our house ready to sell, sold our house and bought another home in Florida. I just love the weather. My craft room is in as bit of disarray. 

I am hoping in a couple of weeks to have some photos of my newly designed craft room. Can't wait!

Now on to my card.  Please join us over at Magnolia Forever for our challenge this week "Pink".

Here is what I used to create my card:
Magnolia Stamp - Gift from Heaven Tilda
Pion Paper - My Precious Daughter
Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies - Tilda Tag
Cherry Lynn Die - Flourish
Copic Markers
Flowers, lace trim, pearl bling, tulle

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Marvelous Magnolia - #78 For a Friend
Live & Love Crafts - #28 Pink Anno 2014
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes October 14 -20
Love to Scrap - #39 Anything Goes