Sunday, September 25, 2016

Halloween Gift Bag Card Duo for Magnolia-licious


Hello Dearest Readers,

Thank you so much for stopping by on this very special day!

Today, I'd like to share a card/gift bag duo using a Halloween theme. This is my first gift bag. I still don't know if I like it or not. I created this inspiration duo for the Boo to You Halloween Theme at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. You must have your creations posted by October 2. I hope you will join the challenge.

I'd like to share my card and bag with you. Here it is:



Both the card and the bag feature lots of layers. The Magnolia stamp is a very old one that was meant for Christmas. The center Tilda HAD a crown of candles. I masked that and then drew in a witch's hat. The Tilda on the right was wearing that particular hat. I thought it looked like Halloween. The little Tilda on the left was just in a plain dress. I added the apron so that the "girls" weren't all wearing dresses that looked like sacks! LOL, LOL. I've used lots of Magnolia flowers as well as others from my stash. You can't see it, but the wings, star hat, and other elements are glittered. The green, black, and orange elements on the sack were cut using glittered card stock.

Here is a close up of the gift bag:



And now, here is the front of the card. The interior is also finished on both panels with matching embellies, papers, flowers, etc.



Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created! They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Magnolia-licious is Back w/ Tilda in the Wind!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Thank you so much for stopping by on this very special day!

Today is the grand reopening of the

Magnolia-licious Store!


Shawn and Candy will take great care of you! They are so excited to be continuing Magnolia-licious so that those of us that have loved Magnolia-licious over the years, will not be forgotten! We all hope that you will keep the confidence you have for this dear shop and continue to shop at Magnolia-licious! We all look forward to what is in the future with new products and supplies to keep us creative!

Today, I have a card to share with you featuring Tilda in the Wind from the Seaside Collection. Here is my inspiration for you! I hope you like it. I had a difficult time with the photos. Since my EOS died, I've had to work with my husband's Nikon. I have found that it just shoots darker photos. I've tried different backgrounds but the photos always have a beige cast. Any, and all, suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Here are my images:



The Bazzill card stock is a pretty pale peach. I added pretty roses in a pale mint green and matching peach colors. Tilda has been painted. A touch of lace, some pretty cocoa colored ribbon, and delicate, lacy butterflies complete the front. The papers are My Mind's Eye. Here are additional images:



Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created! They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Edwin Waiting for a Fish Card for Magnolia-licious


Hello Dearest Readers,

I'm so glad you stopped by today! I hope that things are going well for you.

The weather is still warm here, but at the higher elevations, the leaves are already beginning to change colors. I love Fall. The colors are always so beautiful. Do you like the smell of burning leaves. I do! LOL It's too bad that it is not allowed in the city boundaries.

Today, I have a Magnolia mini card to share with you. It's a fun card, I think. I hope you like it. Here it is:



For this card, I chose to use a mini of Edwin Waiting for a Fish from the Sweet Rainbow Collection. He just looked like he was deep in thought, don't you think? I had the little Airstream travel trailer charm and thought the size scale was perfect for Edwin and the scene I created. I had that environmental paper in my stash from years and years ago when I was creating scrapbook pages. I used light blue mini ric-rack to simulate water. How I thought of that, I don't know! It was another one of those "just before I go to sleep thoughts!" LOL The card stock is Bazzill. Edwin has been hand painted. Here is another shot:



Here are the interiors:




This was a fun card to create. I hope I've given some inspiration to you.

Magnolia-licious has the new Doohickey Kit #11 available for purchase right now! Think of all the delightful additions to Fall cards you could add using these precious dies! Here is a photo of the kit:



That little travel trailer is just the cutest ever! I love this kit!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Magnolia Facebook Edwin Wishes Happy Birthday!


Hello Dearest Readers,

This post is written with mixed feelings. The closing of Magnolia-licious is sad. I have so loved creating for Diana over all these years. When I look back at my first card creations, they have become so much better over time. I will miss the opportunity to create with inspiration as the goal. I also wonder if I will lose my interest in card making, Tilda, and all that it entails. Will I revert back to cooking and baking which was my previous passion along with scrapbooking? I stopped scrapbooking after creating 33 12 x 12 binders that are filled to the brim with pages documenting our lives. I wonder what may lay ahead.

For my Anything Goes Magnolia-licious card, I have chosen to use Facebook Edwin. Here is my card:


I wanted to keep it masculine. I was tempted to put "like" or "love" on it, but since it was a birthday card, I didn't think it appropriately fit the theme. I used lots of layering as well as machine stitching and cheesecloth for texture. I had these little clear acrylic embellishments which I thought would be a subtle accent on key graphic components (35, birthday, and celebrate). Edwin has been watercolored.

Here is a photo of the interior:


For the interior, I used Doohickey Dies for the balloons, Bazzill buttons, Heidi Swapp photo corners, machine stitching, twine, Bazzill card stock, and MME paper. The empty "flag" on the right is for a personal message.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created! They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Stamping Bella Gigi the Giraffe I'm So Sorry Card


Hello Dearest Readers,

Well, here in the desert southwest, the temps have been over 110° F (43°C) with the monsoon making nightly appearances! We've had the most wonderful thunder and lightning storms this week with more to come. Last night, for example, I sat with a timer and discovered that one clap of thunder rolled from somewhere behind my home northward for over 30 seconds!!! That was just one single thunder clap! The bolt of lightning was so bright and seemed to be just above our house. The walls shook! Other lightning bolts were equally as bright, but not close enough to shake the house! Other claps of thunder did continue to roll for over 30 seconds, though. After the first clap seemed to go on forever, I decided to use a timer with a second hand and see just how long those rolls of thunder kept sounding in the night sky! I was so surprised!!! That's one thing I love about living here. The thunder storms are fabulous! All the years we lived in Vegas, the thunder would just boom and get quiet. Not here!

Today is "W"ednesday at Magnolia-licious. I would love to share with you a card featuring Stamping Bella's Gigi the Giraffe Stuffie. I thought she was just so stinkin' cute! I chose to pull out my Copics to color this sweet image. I hadn't used my Copics in ages. I didn't even know if I would remember how to use them! LOL I think I did OK! Here is my sweet card:



Because it was an apology card, I wanted to use bright and cheery colors. I chose eggplant, purple, white, and rainbow colored paper/cardstock to create this little sweetie. Here is another shot from the side:



The interior panels are finished with matching papers, flowers, and die cuts.

Don't forget to enter our monthly "W" challenge for a chance to win a Magnolia-licious Gift Certificate of $20. You can't win if you don't join in, right?



This card is for sale ----->

My Etsy Shop


Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pizza Tilda and Pizza Doohickeys to Share


Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy July 26th to each of you! I hope this post finds you happy and well! Things here are getting more and more difficult. Keep us in your prayers. We need ALL we can get. I am so thankful for each and every day we share. There are days when I so desperately need a hug.

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our theme this time around is

Checks or Gingham


For my card, I wanted to use a cooking theme. I thought about the checkered tablecloths found in Italian restaurants. That got me thinking about food, LOL, pasta and pizza! From there, my old brain went to Pizza Tilda which you can find HERE along with a mini of Pasta Edwin which you can find HERE. I thought they would make a perfect pairing.

Would you like to see the front of my card? Here it is:



As you can see, I used a TON of Doohickey Dies. I used:

Parsley & Rocket Salad - http://magnoliastamps.us/magnolia-doohickey-cutting-dies/pre-order-parsley-and-rocket-salad

Pizza with Toppings Doohickey Dies
Oregano and Basil Doohickey Dies

I hand painted the leaves, Tilda, Edwin, and accentuated the pizza edges. I really had fun with this little cutie of a card!

Here's a "teaser" of the interior:



This sweet tag is for sale in my Etsy Shop, A Scrapper's Boutique.

We would love to have you join the Checks/Gingham Challenge. One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate from Sweet Diana. Your card is your ticket to the random draw! Give it a try! You will be able to choose from collections like Magnolia, Whimsy, Stamping Bella, Penny Black, and many other manufacturers! This is a really easy theme with which to work.



Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created!They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hap-"Bee" Birthday with Honeybee Tilda


Happy Tuesday to you, dearest readers,

How are you today? Did you have a good weekend? Have you been busy creating wonderful things? I've just been working at creating cards so that I don't get behind! I'm slow and time keeps moving forward!

A new challenge begins today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Today, our new challenge is -

Happy Birthday!


I had so much fun with this challenge because I got to play with my new Doohickey Club bee themed dies!

Here are a couple of fun facts. Each of the 50 states in the USA has a nickname. Nevada, for example, is the Silver State because of all of the silver mined there. I live in Utah, and it is the BEEHIVE STATE! Utah got this nickname, and uses the beehive as a state symbol, because early pioneers used the beehive to represent hard work, perseverance, and industriousness. The pioneers saw the example of a beehive, in which all of the workers cooperated in the construction of something much bigger than themselves, as a model for a properly run society. So, now you know why Utah is the Beehive State!

Want to see my "honey" of a card? Well, here it is:



The honeybee paper is from my scrapbooking days. I just always thought it was too cute! I used Doohickey Dies from Kit #10. I used the honeycomb hexagons, bee, as well as the beehive. The bees' wings were cut from vellum and covered with a delicate layer of Wink of Stella to give them sparkle. The stamps are Honeybee Tilda and the Honey jar. A touch of black lace, some fun flowers, and machine stitching complete the front panel.

Here is a photo of the Magnolia Flower Beehive (available HERE) which I used on the interior. Here is a closeup of the hive I used on the interior:



The Magnolia Flower Beehive is from the 2009 Chasing Butterflies Collection in case you were curious.

This adorable card is for sale in my Etsy Shop, A Scrapper's Boutique.Here it is:

Sweet Diana has a $20.00 gift certificate to one lucky random winner so you can find your heart's desire at the Magnolia-licious Shop! You will be able to choose from collections from Magnolia, Whimsy, Stamping Bella, Penny Black, and many other manufacturers!



Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the gorgeous designs my teamies have created!They are posted on the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog.

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris