Friday, December 16, 2011

Snowflakes Are Angel Kisses for Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge

Hello Everyone!! I hope you all have finished your holiday shopping!! I still have to get a couple of stocking stuffer for my hubby and my dog, Woody and I will be all done!!  I mailed out all the packages for family and friends on Tuesday along with the Christmas Cards!!
 A lady in line at the post office asked me if I felt like Santa. I laughed and asked her why.
She said it was because I was mailing out so many packages.  I wish I had Santa's Elves to help me with all the things I need to do before Christmas!! LOL!!

Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog, we are being hosted by the
talented Sara. For this Challenge, which will run for two weeks because of the holiday season, the theme is White Plus One Other Color. I hope that you will come and join us!! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the lucky winner of a wonderful prize from  Dies To Die For or Letraset.

For My Card, I used Blue with White Glitter Dot DP from Me & My Big Ideas and White Glitter Paper from JoAnns.  Since I don't have any of the larger dies, I used Easy Scalloped Frames Template from Hot Off the Press to make the shape of  the card.  I trimmed the points down to be even with the scallops. I used the Martha Stewart Scallop Snowflake Border Punch to make the border.  Before I glued it down along the fold, I added blue sparkle ribbon from my stash. The center shapes were made using the Nested Shapes Template from Hot Off the Press. I used Martha Stewart Scallop Snowflake Deep Edge Punch to make the large center snowflake. I placed a smaller snowflake on top of it, which I cut with a Cuttlebug Snowflake Die. A clear iridescent fingernail charm was placed in the center. I also added the iridescent fingernail charms to the centers of the snowflakes on the border. Halo Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored with Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, and Gamsol. Hero Arts Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter was added to her wings, halo and star wand. The saying was computer generated.

For the matching ornament, I used 3-D Ornaments Template from Hot Off The Press.    
I added a snowflake from Michaels.   Mini Halo Tilda was added to the center.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit, especially during this busy time of the year!!      
I hope that you will let me know what you think of my card and ornament.  I always love reading the comments that you leave me.  They are all very much appreciated!!
Have a wonderful weekend!! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winner of the Christmas Candy

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments that you left for me!! And, for those who became followers. . . big hugs for you!! I really do appreciate it!!

The winner of the Christmas Candy is:

TA Carbone who wrote:

"Well I have been a follower because your work is Beautiful and I am honored to share the blog candy on my blog"

Congratulations TA!! Please email me your mailing address before  Friday, December 9 at midnight EST.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!   I hope you come back and visit again soon!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

With All My Heart For Just Magnolia and Christmas Candy

Happy December Everyone! I still can't believe that it is already December!! Where has the year gone!!  In Southern California where in live, we have been experiencing unusually high winds.  Luckily, there has been no damage caused by them in my neighborhood.  I hope wherever you are that you are enjoying a beautiful day!!

Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog, we are being hosted by the talented Donalda. For this Special Monthly Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes along with the option of Lots of Sparkle. I had a lot of fun with this challenge!! If you like glitter like I do, I know you will have a lot of fun too!! I hope that you will come and join us!! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be this week's lucky winner of a wonderful prize from  
Simon Says Stamps!!

For my card, I used Red with White Polka Dots and Snowflake DP's from Three Bugs in a Rug -  Let It Snow Collection. I also used Red Glitter Paper from JoAnns. I used Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch Around the Page that I purchased from HSN for the snowflake frame. I have to tell you that it looked like it had snowed in my craft room, because I don't know how many times I tried to punch the snowflake frame. LOL!!  The border would not match up with the corners. The instructions said to start with a 3 1/4" square.  I finally realized that it needed to be smaller, so I used a 3 3/16" square. Tilda with Snow Heart from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored with Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, and Gamsol. The snow heart was glittered with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter. This is my favorite glitter!! I also used the glitter to re-glitter the snowflakes that I found at Michaels using Martha Stewart Glitter Glue. I wanted the snow heart and snowflakes to have the same color of sparkles. The red sparkle ribbon is from my stash.  I used the Bow Easy to make the bow.

Christmas Candy!!

I would love to thank you for making me feel so welcome in the blogging world with a little Christmas Candy!!

To be eligible, I am asking that you please:
(1) Leave a comment for me on this posting
(2) Become a follower
(3) Show the Christmas Candy on your sidebar with a link to my blog

You will have until Monday, December 5th, 12am EST. Good Luck!!

*Magnolia Mini Wrapped Tilda
*Magnolia Mini Unwrapped Tilda
*Inkadinkado Pattern Play Holiday Clear Stamp Set
*Inkadinkado Holiday Expressions Clear Stamp Set
*Sizzix Embosslits - Christmas Tag
*Sizzix Sizzlits - Ornament #2

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today!! I always love hearing from you!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Something For You and Me!!

I am sooooo excited to share with you all that I have been invited to be on the Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog Design Team!! I am so honored to be apart of this wonderfully talented and amazing team!! They all have inspired me with their gorgeous cards and creative projects!! It is like a dream come true!!

Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog we are being hosted by the talented Mina.  This weeks challenge is to use ribbon on a card or project. I know that you all have some ribbon in your stashes that you have been wanting to use, so I hope that you come and join us. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be this week's lucky winner of a wonderful prize from Wild Orchid Crafts!!

For my very first Design Team Card, I used Season's Greetings Digital Design Papers from Echo Park - Paper Pack #1 and #2. I also used Season's Greetings Digital Element Pack #1 for the tree and the saying.   Something For You Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored with Copics, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.           I added Doodlebug White Flock to Tilda's hat and dress with Sakura Quickie Glue. I used ek Success 3/8 inch Ribbon Scallop Border Punch and threaded some Organza Ribbon from my stash through it. The poinsettias are from Prima - Holiday Poinsettia Calypso Tin. The gifts are stickers from Sandylion Essentials. I die cut the holly with #656293 Phrase, Noel w/Holly & Frame Sizzilits Decorative Strip.

I have so many things to be thankful for this year!! One of them being all of you!! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such sweet comments for me!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Poinsettias For All Of You

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!! I spent some time this weekend getting together Christmas DP's, embellishments, and dies that are in my stash. I have used some of the things I found on my card!! I have made it for the Just Magnolia and hAnglar and sTanglar Special Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes with the Option of  Pearls and Lace.

For this card, I used SEI Christmas Mint Marzipan and Nonparelis DP's. Tilda with Hood from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added Our Craft Lounge Sugar Sparkly Fluff and Doodlebug White Flock to the fringe of Tilda's coat. I kept adding Sakura Quickie Glue and fluff and flock until I got the thickness that I wanted. The white roses, white rosebuds, and white lace with pearls are from my stash. The large poinsettia is from the floral department at Michaels. I removed it from the stem and added a pearl brad from K and Company to the center. The holly was cut using  Sizzix Border Die #656293 Phrase, Noel with Holly and Frame. The red rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  They were a gift from my very talented and sweet friend Jacque. Thank you Sweetie!! I love them!! The red berries are large red pearl beads that I threaded on a green wire, so they could be added to the arrangement.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! I really do appreciate it!! I have some very exciting news to share with you in a couple of weeks!! I can't wait to tell you!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Show and Tell Challenge

May black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween!!
Happy Halloween Everyone!!  Thank you so much to all of you who stopped by yesterday
to wish me luck and to become a follower!! A special thank you to my sweet friend Jacque!!

This is a card that I made for the All That Scrap's Show and Tell C.C. Designs Challenge.
The Challenge requires the use of Black, Burnt Orange and Tan. I found a leaf shape that I liked and hand cut the leaf out of Digi DP's from the Shabby Princess Plentiful Collection to form an easel card. The cute pilgrim couple is C.C. Designs Digi Sugarplums Thanksgiving.  I found the image of the turkey off the Internet. I thought that it matched the pilgrims pretty well. I printed all the images on Cryogen White multiple times, so that I could give each image some dimension. I colored the images using Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I glued all the image pieces together using Sakura Quickie Glue Pinpoint Roller. This is my favorite glue to paper piece images. The pilgrims were popped up using dimensional tape. The Happy Turkey Day saying is from Peddler's Pack Stampworks. I can't believe this, but on the end of the stamp it says that it is from 1994. LOL!! The border punch is Fiskars Falling For You.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you will come back again soon!!
Big Halloween Hugs to All Of You!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebrating My First Posting With A Little Pink

I finally decided to take the leap and start my own blog after much encouragement from so many wonderful friends that I have met in the blogging and card making worlds.
A big thank you to all of you!!

For my very first posting, I would love to share with you a card that some of you may have seen on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group or at Splitcoaststampers. I have made this special card for my very sweet and talented friend, Jacque, who is a Breast Cancer Survivor!! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to make Jacque a card to celebrate her strength, courage and grace with a little pink!!

For my card I have used Digi DP's from MyGrafico - Shery K's Love Cherries Collection.
I have printed the DP's on Georgia - Pacific White Card Stock 110 lb. weight.
The Tilda with Peony from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Tilda's dress was paper pieced using Digi DP from MyGrafico Shery K's Daisies Collection sized to a 2.5" square. Before gluing all the pieces together, I went around all the edges with black colored pencil. I feel that it gives the image a more finished look and also it hides any areas that might not have been cut perfectly. The Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon was cut using a Sizzix Die from the Scrap Pink Kit #655411. It was popped up along with Tilda using dimensional tape. The heart lace is from JoAnns. The small roses are from Recollections and the sweet rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sending big hugs to all of you for stopping by! I hope that you come back to visit again soon!! Have a wonderful week!!