Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Magnolia-licious Summer Fun with Tilda Blog Hop!

Happy Blog Hop Day, Dearest Readers,

Today, the Magnolia-licious Design Team is having a Summer Fun Blog Hop! I must warn you. I have a TON of photos below! I wanted to show you every element of my project. I hope you don't mind!

You should have reached my site through Karen Gauthier's Blog. At the end of my post, I will tell you where the next stop is. OK? If you have strayed along the way, here is your starting point:

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

You want to go to this page to find all the details and where to start. Diana is offering a prize of a wonderful surprise package to a lucky gal! To be eligible, you need to create a project and post it on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. You will have TWO WEEKS to enter your Summertime Project.

For my project, I decided to make some Summer Fun Decorated Water Bottles! I went through my stamps and selected images that represented things that kids like doing in the summer. I had to include a hiking Edwin, of course! I can't let the girls have all the attention, right?

Here are my photos. I hope you like what I've done!

These are the images I've used going from left to right - On the Road Tilda, Gone Fishing Tilda, Gucci Tilda, Tilda in Key Largo, Tilda with Cherry Ice, and Hiking Edwin. All images have been hand painted.

I began by using a MS border punch to create a decorative base for each bottle using three brightly colored summery papers. This was attached using Scor-Tape. That stuff is FANTASTIC! Next, I cut out the ovals and scalloped ovals using my Nestie dies. Around each bottle, at the shoulder, I added another band. This band had a separate strip to hold both the decorative straw and the painted image. Again, I used Scor-Tape to hold the image mat in place. Using another Nestie die, I cut a circle of matching paper for each cap. I added a pom pom to the cap, tied some baker's twine around the neck of each bottle, stamped a sentiment on a strip which was attached to the base strip and decorated with a Prima flower and tiny button. They are sooooooooooo cute!

Here are the bottles in pairs:

Would these be cute for a party?

Well, if you are still with me, it's time for you to visit the next blog! You are now going to visit

Katie's Blog!

I hope you have liked the projects that my sweet Teamies have created to give you some inspiration! This is such a creative DT filled with such talented gals! I am always in awe!

Please stop by Magnolia-licious and see what wonderful goodies Diana has in stock! Diana always has such wonderful bargains, too!

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Summer Fun Challenge? We'd love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by.

By leaving a comment, you may win a special gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious! If you don't join in, you just can't win! LOL

I hope you will return again very soon!



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Magnolia's Snail Family - Where You are Headed...

Hello Dearest Readers,

How are each of you today? Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you like what I've created this week for the

Add an Animal Challenge

at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! I thought about this card last November. I had the idea rattling around in my head for the longest time. Sadly, when I first thought about using the snails, I had the cutest, sweetest sentiment. Even my husband said, "Ahhh, that's so sweet." Well, by the time I walked from my desk to my craft table, I had forgotten it! I was so mad! Since last November, I have been trying to recall what I had thought for the sentiment. Arrggg! Grrrrrr! Getting old is a real pain in the tushie!

Here is my card featuring Hugo the Snail and his snail family! I hope you like it!

I began my card by using a Spellbinder's shape die. I liked the shape, and it worked so well with the rectangular shape of the image mat. I chose some papers I had in my stash that are in peachy pink, cream, and green. The image features six Magnolia stamps that have been masked to create the scene. My snails are Hugo, Small Snail, and mini of Christmas Snails. For the flowers, I used Fantasy Flower from the Fairy Tale Collection, Lazy Summer Flowers, and Summer Flower Patch. The images have been painted with watercolors.

I used an assortment of die cuts, inking, pearls, ribbon, and assorted peachy pink flowers.

Here is a shot of the interior:

Well, that's about it! I hope you like my Snail Family creation.

Now it's your turn! Won't you join the Add an Animal Challenge? We'd love to see your creations!I know you have an animal stamp that hasn't been inked in a while. Time to pull it out!

Thank you for stopping by.

By leaving a comment, you may win a special gift from Diana at Magnolia-licious! If you don't join in, you just can't win! LOL

I hope you will return again very soon!