Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Runaway Bride Tilda Joins New Challenge at Magnolia-licious!

Have you heard the news? Runaway Bride Tilda bolted out of the Magnolia-licious Wedding Center leaving poor Edwin alone and dismayed at the altar! Spectators stated that the bride hopped on the back of a unicorn and flew over the rainbow in search of the Wizard of Oz!

OK, I'm exaggerating just a smidge, right? LOL

How are you? Are you ready for the new challenge at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog? Our last challenge had 63 partici-pants! Thanks girls for joining in! I hope you will join in this challenge as well. Our theme for this two week challenge is:
Love is in the Air

We would so love to see your creations based on this theme and using at least one Magnolia stamp. Please make sure your creation relates to the "Love is in the Air Theme." You don't want to be left out of the drawing for a special surprise from Diana - the Queen of Special Surprises - because you forgot to use a Magnolia product, right?

For my inspiration card, I chose to use #365 Runaway Bride Tilda from the new Special Moments Collection. I think she is just adorable. She looks like she is on the go! LOL Here is my photo:

For my card, I chose the colors brown, white, and gold. I used Frantage that also has white and gold in the mix. There is a large gold metallic circle between the two largest white mats. It doesn't look gold in the photo. Tilda's shoes have been treated with Kindyglitz as has her tiara. I painted her dress and veil with a product (I have no idea of the name) that has microfine glitter suspended in the fluid. Her dress is just adorable IRL. A touch of Flowersoft at Tilda's feet give her something to "run" on!

Did you know that each Monday, Magnolia-licious has mini Magnolia stamps for 10% off? Just write "Mini Stamp Monday" in the comments section!

I hope you like my Runaway Bride Tilda. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!



Monday, June 24, 2013

Doo Bee Pops Tilda Goes Mini at Magnolia-licious!

Good Morning Sweet Readers,

Today is Mini Monday at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog! I just love working with the Mini Magnolias! They take no time to color and look soooooo cute! Mini Mondays are set aside for you to get out a Magnolia Mini Stamp and ink it up! I made an adorable hanging tag card featuring #3004 -- Doo Bee Pops Tilda. Let me tell you a little about my hanging tag card.

I didn't really want to make a card this time, so I thought I'd make a hanging tag of sorts. I began by creating the base. It was easy - just like a card! LOL Included on the base is a pocket. Inside the pocket is a hidden tag. I used alphas from my stash. They are a pretty apricot color, too. I pulled some apricot colored seam binding, some dies, and pretty flowers from my supplies. I painted Tilda and added green Kindyglitz to the balloon for some sparkle. Here is a photo of the base:

Here's where my humor comes in! For the hidden tag, I used a Sizzix die that I've had for years. To the tag's surface, I added a lattice Cheery Lynn Die. I trimmed the lattice to fit the tag and made sure I glued each little edge really well. Then, I pulled out my Quickutz alpha dies and cut the letters. I did triple the alphas so that they look like chipboard. Next, I added some die cuts (bird, vine) as well as a couple of teeny tiny flowers. For the finishing touch, I added a metal charm and centered a pearl.

Here is a close up of Doo Bee Pops Tilda:

You can find the following Magnolia products at the Magnolia-licious Store:

#3004 - Mini Doo Bee Pops Tilda

Magnolia Romantic Lace DooHickey Border Die

I hope you like my creation. If you leave a comment for me, your name will be entered into a draw for a special gift from Diana. There's a "Comment Fairy" flittering from DT blog to DT blog gathering names to go into the draw! Diana is so very, VERY generous! You wouldn't want to miss out on possibly winning, right?

Thankk you so much for visiting! Have a great week!

Love to you,


Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's the Summer Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious-A Fourth of July Album With Liberty Tilda and Friends!

Good morning, Sweet Readers,

Well, the longest day of the year is June 21 AND it is also the first day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere! What a wonderful kick off for summer - to have a summer themed blog hop! Want to play along? Sure you do!

The theme for the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Blog Hop is Summer! If you want to join in the fun, all you need to do is create a project (not a card) that follows the Summer theme. You might consider Fourth of July, Summer Family Activities, Fun in the Summer Sun, etc. If you would like to include a card with your project, that would be wonderful! You have so many options for this theme, too! Let your creativity reign!

If you have reached my blog via the amazing and very talented blog of Suzi McManus then you are in the right place! If not, you'll want to start back at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog so you don't miss a fantastic creation by the very talented gals on the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Design Team!

I'd love to take a minute or two and share my project with you. There are lots of photos, so please be prepared, LOL! I created this Fourth of July album as a gift for our adult son. He tolerates my Tilda/Edwin addiction, LOL. He and his sweetheart will be traveling to Washington, DC for the Fourth of July. My husband and I did the same thing in 1976 for our nation's Bicentennial Celebration. They will have a Supreme Court Tour, Capitol Tour, and visit historic landmarks from Virginia to New York. They will also visit Bucks County, PA, where I grew up. I know how exciting it will be for them. It sure was for us! I thought this album would be a nice way to preserve their memories.

The album has lots of hidden tags as well as folding sections. I tried to cram as much into this album as possible. I hope you like it. Here are my photos:

Here is a listing of the Magnolia products I used in my project. Please contact Diana at Magnolia-licious if you are interested in adding any of these precious stamps and/or DooHickey Dies to your collection.

Liberty Tilda
Edwin with Hat
DooHickey Dream Tag
Tilda with Star Dress Mini #3029
Liberty Banner #07
Cloudy Tag DooHickey Die #88
Triple Tags DooHickey Die #14
Tilda w/ Lace Flag Mini #311
Tea Label Tags DooHickey Dies #70
Super Edwin Mini #124
Tea Label Shape Dies #69
Vintage Box Lace Chocolate Doo-hickey Die
Lace Coaster DooHickey Die #84
Tilda in Star Dress (standard size) Cool Edwin Mini Stamp #103
So Wrapped Starlight Folded DooHickey Tag #52
Super Edwin Standard Size Stamp
America the Eagle

The next stop along your way is the blog of the wonderful and so very talented Cathy Lee. As always, Cathy's work is gorgeous and so rich with inspiration! You don't want to miss her gorgeous project!

I hope you will leave a comment for me. I'll be drawing a name from those who leave comments. Whomever's name is drawn will get a little special something from me! I love surprising some lucky gal!

I hope you will join us by creating a wonderful Summer Themed special something for the Blog Hop. The Design Team has provided tons of wonderful spring board ideas to get your creative juices going! I can't wait to see what you create! The complete details may be found on the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog!


I would like to enter all or any part, LOL, of this collection into the following challenges:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Magnolia-licious Wedding Tilda

Hello Sweet Readers,

OK, it's only June 10 and the temperature has been 109° F.(43° C.)! I can only imagine what the temperatures will be like during the hottest month of July! I'm going to wind up a "Crispy Critter!" LOL It's even too hot for the pool! I hope you are staying cool!

I have a sweet card to share with you today. The current challenge at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog is Lucious Lace! You must use lace on your Magnolia Tilda card in some way. I decided to challenge myself for this challenge by creating an all white card. Oh, how I wanted to cut pastel paper, but I held back! I love how my card turned out and hope you do, too.

I chose to use Wedding Tilda from the new Magnolia Special Moments Collection. You can find the entire collection at my favorite place to shop, Magnolia-licious. I will have links to the products I've used at the bottom of my post. This has to be my favorite stamp from this lovely collection. When I first saw it, I was totally smitten!

For my card, I chose to thread ribbon through the strips of wide lace. Next came the embellishments. I used several die cuts to add additional elements on the lace. The lace gives the card wonderful texture and a tactile change. When I painted Wedding Tilda, I didn't want to leave the finish flat. I looked through my goodies and found a product that adds sparkle. I think it really makes her dress look elegant. It's very subtle. I had to play with the lighting and the angle of the card so you could see the effect. I also enhanced the image by adding a narrow ribbon bow and some Flower Soft to her bouquet, hair, and ground beneath her feet. Here are the images for the front of my card:

Do you like the front? I sure do! Below are the shots of the interior. I continued with the strips of lace on both sides. The left side has a repeat of the diamond shape found on the front. I didn't want to detract from the woven ribbon, so I left that side very basic. The right side, however, is a totally different thing! LOL I layered die cuts, added pearls and rhinestones. It just looks so pretty. Here are the images:

You can find many of the die cuts and the stamp that I used at the Magnolia-licious Store. Here are the links:

Wedding Tilda

Leaf and Swirl Doohickey Die

Bon Voyage Foliage

Magnolia Cute Corners Doohickey Die

Memory Box Tiffany Frame

Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval

I hope you will join the Luscious Lace Challenge. You have two weeks to enter. One lucky participant will win a lovely prize from Diana. Remember, your entry must have a Magnolia product clearly visible in order to be counted in the drawing. Also, if you leave a little love for me below, your name will go into a draw for a special surprise from Magnolia-licous! Diana gives really GREAT prizes!

Thank you for visiting! I love and treasure your visits and comments!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenges - #44 - Monochromatic - ends 6/12

Simply Magnolia - Ends 6/15 - Layers and Lace

Wild Orchid Crafts #78 - Lots of Layers - ends June 17

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #71 - ends 6/22 - Lace and Pearls

Marvelous Magnolia - #30 - ends 6/13 - Anything Goes

Fashionista Challenge Blog #16, Week 3 - ends 6/15 - Use a Magnolia