Sunday, March 28, 2010

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This is the card I made for the "March Mingle" on the Magnolia-licious yahoo group. It seems all I do is things for the group but I haven't had time to do anything and these are commitments I have made so they must get done! At least I have something to post :)

This cute little Tilda is part of the Hoppy Easter collection, I didn't order her but she came in the mail with some others that I did order and some of which I thought I might have ordered, needless to say I got someone else's order by accident and she is just adorable! The theme for the month was green and I didn't have anything Magnolia that is St. Patrick's Day so I went with Spring green as the theme. By the time I got done though you don't see much green! I also wanted to use the buttons, nice and bright and besides, I bought them to match the paper. The butterfly has little pearl gems across the body and there are MS punch branches under the buttons to give them some depth. The Basic Grey patterned paper is pretty but I wanted to brighten it up a bit with Tilda, she once again steals the show. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop


This is my entry for the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop set for the 25th of each month. The next blog on the hop is Paper Castles by Lori Palmer.

Since these little Tilda sweeties are from Sweden I have been wanting to use this Stampin'Up designer paper from Christmas of this year. It looks Scandinavian to me :) This stamp is Tilda with Christmas Tree and I purchased it from Magnolia-licious. I also used an Alota wall background stamp I purchased from there as well, Diana stocks several of the Alota stamps that work well with the Magnolia Tilda stamps so check them out.

This card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square and the card stock is garden green to match the designer paper, plus vanilla and river rock as the base. I used water color to color her in plus Stickles on the "star" areas. The Christmas tree is chipboard, I painted it with crackle paint in linen and then used the green paint dauber to color it and highlight the cracks. Pretty simple but Tilda always makes a card look pretty :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Gift Box



This is a little gift box that I made for a friend's birthday, it is a template from Lauren Meader that I purchased a while back. It is pretty easy to make, two pieces for the box and two pieces for the pockets. Then you decorate with pieces of designer paper and an image and decorations for the front and you're done! Which why does it take all day to make then, LOL?!

I used Stampin' Up for almost all of this for once. The designer paper and card stock, and the felt flower on the front, the ribbon and the stamp are all SU. I love this little bird and the sentiment is one I printed from my computer as I don't have this stamp. I love pink and green together and thoroughly enjoyed making this. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my little project!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bright Tilda

I have seen several cards lately with nice bright colors and with all the rain, snow and cold dreariness of this Winter I ran out and bought a paper pack about as bright as can be! So here is my little Tilda sitting on a bench "delighting in life". I sent this card to my February Mingle partner on the magnolia-licious yahoo group. I hope it brightens her day! I thought I would try stamping and coloring on colored card stock. This is (I think) - marigold morning (remember that In-Color from SU?!) and I colored it with the SU water color crayons, even the blush color worked. I was pleasantly surprised that the colors covered the yellow card stock :) Then I sponged the edges. I used my new flower border punch from Martha Stewart - thank you Lisa for the 60% off coupon, woo hoo! I will make something other than easel cards again someday, thanks for stopping by!