Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia-licious Holiday Tag Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! The Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team is joining with the talented Magnolia-licious Highlites Design Team for their monthly blog hop. I'm so excited to be apart of this blog hop and I know that you are going to enjoy it as well! If you are coming from the amazing Mindy Baxter's Blog you are on the right track. If not, please go back to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to start the blog hop and get all the Important Details!
 
The theme for this blog hop is to make an Interative Holiday Tag.   .   . A tag that does something, card tag, tag that pops up, etc! How fun is that that! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your tag. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious!  
 
But wait! Not only is this a blog hop, it is also a Scavenger Hunt!! As you hop along, look for candy canes in the first, main photo on each blog. Email your candy cane total to Suzanne Dean - sjdean0574@yahoo.com  with "Candy Cane" in the subject line. You have until December 29th to enter. The winner of the Scavenger Hunt will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious!
 
 
For the front of my tag, I used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico - Shery K Designs Christmas 5 Collection and Echo Park Seasons Greetings Collection. Tilda with Little Rudolf, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Doodlebug Flock was added to Tilda's Santa Hat and Rudolf's tummy, ears and antlers. The Tree Ribbon is from Target's Dollar Section. I made the Poinsettias using Marianne Creations Small Poinsettia Die. The Gold Dew Drops in the center of the poinsettias and on the corners of the tag are from Stamping Bella. The Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Gold Berries are from Joann Craft and Fabric Store. "For a dear friend" was computer generated. The Red Ribbon is from my stash.
 


For the interactive part of my tag, I made a slider. I found the instructions on how to make it HERE. I adjusted the size to be a 5 inch square.  I printed the frames using Echo Park Digi Dashes Through the Snow Element Pack 1. The Holly was punched using a small punch from my stash. The Red Berries are Red Jewel Dazzles from Hot Off The Press.
 
 
 
Also, when the front of the tag is opened, a honeycomb tree is in the inside. I used Inky Antics Ornament Birdy Stamp Set and Red and Green Honeycomb Paper Pads. The Striped Ribbon is from Target's Dollar Section. The Label was printed using Echo Park All I Want For Christmas Element Pack 2. The Ornaments and Gift are stickers that I found at Walmart.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are inspired  to make an interactive tag with us! Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Ruby Montes.
 
Before I close, I want to invite you to stop by Magnolia-licious to see the colored images for the new A Christmas Story Collection and The Nativity Collection and more! They look wonderful and are so helpful in determining which images to get. You don't have to look through the Magnolia watermark.  Also, what a great reference when you get stuck coloring images and need a little help! I just love it and I think you will too!
 
 
Have entered my tag in following challenge:
 
 
Have a wonderful day!
 
 
Big Hugs,
 
Suzan




Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let It Snow For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge



 Hello Everyone! It time for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge.  The challenge is being hosted by the talented Eulanda. For this inspiration challenge, Eulanda has chosen this wonderful photo.

 
The challenge is to make a Pink Christmas Card or Project.
 
 
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a Special Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things.
 
 
I hope that you stop by Magnolia-licious store to see something new that we are doing. The design team has been busy coloring the images from  A Christmas Story Collection and Nativity Collection and more. What a great way to see them without the Magnolia watermark.
 
 
While you are at Magnolia-licious, don't forget to take a look at the fantastic special on Mini Stamp Storage System! The price is just $10.00 .  .   . Normally $23.99!  Each system includes a glossy white binder with turquoise logo on the front and spine, 5 double-sided insert sheets, and more than enough index cards for you to catalog your collection. The binder is about 12" x 12", holds 90 Mini Magnolia Stamps, and is such a marvelous way to organize your stash of Minis! What a great gift to give a friend this holiday season. .   .along with a Mini or two!  Oh, and you don't want to miss out on the new #6 MagnoliaInk Magazine. It comes with a free exclusive Magnolia Image. . . Tilda with Puppy. It is so darn cute!
 
 
For my Card, I used Merry and Bright Design Paper from We R Memory Keepers, Digi Design Paper from MyGrafico - Kelly Medina Christmas Collection, and White Glitter Paper from Joann Craft and Fabric Store.  Snowy Tilda, from A Christmas Story Collection, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  3 layers of White Doodlebug Flock was added to Tilda's scarf using Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. I also added Recollections Snow Extra Fine Glitter to the scarf on top of the flocking and to Tilda's dress, and Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to the snowflake Tilda is holding.  I used the Spruce Magnolia Doohickey to cut the trees and the Frosty Border from Memory Box to cut the snowflake border. The large snowflake is from Michael's. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The white berries are from Joann Craft and Fabric Store. I added Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to them as well. The ribbon is from Wooten Scrapbook Company. And, the snowflake charm is from a pair of earrings that I bought at JCPenney.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards and projects that my teammates have created!! I also hope you stop by Magnolia-licious to see all the wonderful deals that Diana is offering.
 
Before I close, I have some exciting news to share with you! On Thursday, November 29th,  Magnolia-licious Highlites is having a Blog Hop. The Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team has been invited to join in on the hop. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt!  Two $50.00 gift certificates from Magnolia-licious will be given to the winners, one for the Challenge and the other for the Scavenger Hunt. How fun is that! So, I hope you hop along with us! Make sure you start at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to get all the Important Details!



I am entering my card in the following Challenge:
 
 
 

Big Hugs,
 
Suzan

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Tea For You And Me For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Challenge


 
 
Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge.  The challenge is being hosted by the talented  Eulanda. For this inspiration challenge, Eulanda has chosen this wonderful photo.

 
 
The Challenge is to use Red, White, Silver or Gold
on your card or project with the addition of Stickles or Glitter.
 
 
 
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a Special Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things. I can't wait to see the cards that you create for this challenge!

 
Magnolia-licious has A Christmas Story Collection in stock with a 17% discount and the Nativity Collection with a 20% discount. Oh and I can't forget the 3 cute Special Edition Stamps with a 14% discount! And, with each #6 Christmas MagnoliaInk you purchase, you will receive a new stamp from Magnolia! How fun is that!.  .  . So many cute images to use on your holiday projects and for gifts for your friends who love Maggies!
 
 
Speaking of a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend, Diana  also has a great deal on the Mini Stamp Storage System! The price is just $10.00 for each system which includes a glossy white binder with turquoise logo on the front and spine, 5 double-sided insert sheets, and more than enough index cards for you to catalog your collection. The binder is about 12" x 12", holds 90 Mini Magnolia Stamps, and is such a marvelous way to organize your stash of Minis!
 
 
 
 For my card, I used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico - Lilly Bimble Christmas Joy Collection and a Shiny Silver Card Stock from Wooten's. Joyful Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I paper pieced Tilda's Apron using a Poinsettia Digi Paper. I added Hero Arts Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter to the heart shaped cookies. I just love this image and I know I will be using it all throughout the year to make cards for my friends who love tea! The Silver Scalloped Border is sticker that I found at a local Dollar Store. The Lace Corner was cut using Cheery Lynn Designs Die #162. The Silver Pearls are from Michael's. The Small Red and White Roses and Buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Large Red Roses are from my stash. The Red Glitter Berries and Silver Leaves are from  Michael's.
 
 
And, now for the Winner of My 1 Year Blog Anniversary Candy!
 
 
I want to thank all of you who left Anniversary Wishes for me and thank you those of you who also became followers! Big hugs for you all!! I really do appreciate it!!

 
 
 
The winner is Cathylynn who wrote:
It's been one fantastic year! Happy Anniversary! Nice candy and Thanks for a chance to win!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

 
 
Congratulations Cathy Lynn!! Please email me your mailing address before Friday, November 16 at midnight EST. 
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!  I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!!  I also hope you stop by Magnolia-licious to see all the wonderful deals that Diana is offering.  
 
 
I am entering my card in the following Challenge:
 



Have a wonderful week!


Big Hugs,

Suzan

 


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

1 Year Blog Anniversary Candy

Hello Everyone, I'm so excited to be celebrating my one year blog anniversary today! I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of you have visited and left me the nicest comments on my cards and projects, and a very special thank you and big hugs to all my followers!  In celebration of my anniversary, I would like to give one of my followers some blog candy to help you get ready for the holiday season.
 
 
 


 
 
The Blog Candy Includes:
 
Tilda With Star Wand From the Fairytale Collection
 TPC Christmas Expressions Clear Stamp Set With Acrylic Block and Ink Pad
 3 Studio G Christmas Clear Stamp Sets - Series 22
3 Inkadinkado Holiday Assortment Clear Stamp Sets
 Making Memories Christmas Blossoms, Poinsettia Cranberry
Making Memories Christmas Blossoms, Music Note Poinsettia
 2 Studio18 Rhinestones, Red and Green
 5 Bunches of Mulberry Flowers
 1 Bunch of Red Crystal Flowers
 7 Yards of Christmas Ribbon
 
To be eligible, I am asking that you please:
 
(1) Leave a comment for me on this posting
(2) Become a follower if you are not already
(3) And if you would like, show a picture of my Anniversary Candy on your sidebar with a link to my blog
 
You will have until Monday, November 12, 8am PST. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 13th, at the bottom of my Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration posting.
 
I hope that you all are doing well, especially those of you who live on the East Coast! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
 
Big Hugs,
Suzan
 


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Treat Or Treat For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge


 

 
Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge. The challenge is being hosted by the talented Cathy Lee. For this inspiration challenge, Cathy Lee has chosen this Spooktacular Halloween Photo.




 
 
 
I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! All you need to do is use a Magnolia Image and some elements from the inspiration photo. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a Special Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things. Diana has the new A Christmas Story Collection  in stock and is offering  a 17% discount off the regular price! They are all so cute! And, Diana is also offering a Christmas Bundle of 16 Mini Stamps at 17% off, perfect for all those Christmas tags for the gifts and goodies that you will be giving out this holiday season.
 
 
 
For my card, I used The Bewitched Matstack from DCWV.  I love the scroll work and witch that is on the paper. Tilda With Pumpkin, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored partly using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I paper pieced Tilda's outfit using Digital Design Papers from Echo Park - Trick & Treats Paper Pack #1.  I used Cats and Bats Clear Stamp Set from Inkadinkado to stamp the flourishes that frame Tilda. The Glitter Pumpkin Sticker Border, Spider and the Black Rhinestones are from Recollections. The Black Berries, Leaves, Black Glitter Ribbon and Black Glitter Paper are from Joann Craft and Fabric. The "trick or treat" was stamped using a Studio G Clear Stamp. The Flowers are from my stash.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I also made another card using the Mini Tilda With Pumpkin, from Magnolia-licious. The card measures 2 3/4" x     3 3/4",  just the perfect size to send along with some Halloween treats. For this card, I used Digital Design Paper from Echo Park - Trick & Treats Paper Pack #1 and Happy Halloween Journal & Element Tags. The Bat is from Recollections.
 
 
My one year blogging anniversary is coming up soon. I can't believe it has almost been a year already. I'll be back next Tuesday to celebrate it with some blog candy for one of my followers.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!!

 
I can't wait to see the cards that you create for this challenge!
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Big Hugs,
Suzan



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thankful For You For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge

 

 
 
Hello Everyone!  Happy October! My hubby and I along with our dog,Woody, took a little trip up the coast of California to a little town called Cambria and stayed at the Cambria Shores Inn, which overlooks Moonstone Beach. It was so nice to get away for a few days! The weather was wonderful.   .  . cool and crisp, unlike at home where is has been in the high 90's, which seems like forever. On the way, we stopped at Avila Valley Barn. They had the best assortment of pumpkins and gourds that I have ever seen along with a cute little gift shop and the yummiest baked goods! We picked up an apple crumble that was so delicious! I need to learn how to make one, because my hubby keeps talking about it!
 
 
 
Today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, we are being hosted by the talented Cathy Lee.
She has chosen this fabulous fall picture to inspire us all!
 
 
The challenge is to use Red, Yellow and Brown!
 
 
 
I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! All you need to do is use a Magnolia Image and Red, Yellow, and Brown on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a Special Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things. Diana has the new  A Christmas Story Collection on pre-order with a 17% discount! They are all so cute! And, Diana is also offering a Christmas Bundle of 16 Mini Stamps at 17% off, perfect for all the Christmas tags and goodies!
 
 
 
For my card, I used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico -  Kelly Medina Woodland Collection. Tilda With Corn, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections. The berries are from JoAnn Fabric and Craft. The flourishes within the flowers were cut using Magnolia DooHickey Cutting Die Heart Swirl, which I also purchase from Magnolia-licious.  The corner flourish was cut using a Cuttlebug Die. The red satin ribbon and crocheted lace are from JoAnn Fabric and Craft. I added some red flower trim from my stash to it. The "Thankful With Heart" was stamped using a Studio G Clear Stamp.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a minute to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!!
 
I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
 
 
I'm so excited my card made Top 3 at the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge and also was a Favorite at Splitcoaststampers.
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Big Hugs,
Suzan



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Apple Tilda For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge

 

 
 
Hello Everyone! One of my favorite times of the year is fall! During the fall, my hubby and I love to  go for the day to Oak Glen, a little town up in the mountains, to get some apples, freshly pressed apple cider, apple pie and more. I usually pack a picnic and we go to all the orchards and shops! One of our favorite places to stop is Snow Line Orchard. They have the best Apple Cider Mini Donuts that they make while you wait! The warm donuts covered with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar are so delicious! I can't wait to go this year!
 
 
Today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, we are being hosted by our very sweet Design Team
 Leader, Candy.  The theme that she has chosen is to USE BUTTONS on a card or project!
 
 

 
 
I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! All you need to do is use a Magnolia Image and Buttons on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a  Special Surprise Gift from  
Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things.
 
 

 
Halloween is just around the corner and Diana has put together a Halloween/Autumn Bundle of 14 Mini Stamps with a 28% Savings!! All the minis in the bundle are so cute!.  .  . Perfect for Halloween Treat Bags, Tags and Cards!
 
 
For my Criss Cross Card, I have used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico Shery K Designs Apples Collection and Christmas 5 Collection. Apple Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For the scalloped borders, I used  EK Success Dotted Scallop Slim Edger Punch. This is one of my favorite punches! The apples on either side of Tilda are buttons from JHB. They were originally a bright red, which didn't match the design papers very well, so I painted them with Martha Stewart Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paints - Chipotle and Pesto. Then, I added a coating of Glossy Accents with a paint brush. The lace and red gingham ribbon are from my stash. The doily is from Wilton. The pearl strand is from JoAnn's. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and All Natural Accents.


 
  
 
Here is a look of the card and the insert that fits in the pocket.
The apple on the insert is a Sticko sticker from EK Success.
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a minute to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!!

 
I can't wait to see the cards that you create for this challenge!


Have a wonderful week! I hope wherever you are it is starting to look and feel like fall!

 
Big Hugs,

Suzan



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Is In The Air For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge

 


Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge. I would like to welcome the newest members to the design team, Sheri Willshire, Chris Christensen, Eulanda Silvey,  Cathy Lee, and  Barb Hardeman. I look forward to creating with all of these talented ladies.
 
The Color Inspiration Challenge is being hosted by our very sweet Design Team Leader,  Candy.  For this challenge, Candy has chosen this wonderful photo.


 
 
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project along with the COLORS in the inspiration photo. Your entry will give you the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies and many other great things!  Diana has the new MagnoliaInk Turning Leaves 2012 - Issue #5 in stock! She also has a Halloween/Autumn Bundle of 14 Mini Stamps with a 28% Savings!!
 
 
 
For my card, I cut a 5 inch circle with Martha Stewart Circle Cutter and then scored it in half using the Scor Buddy. I added design paper from My Minds Eye Six By Six - A Happy Heart Collection.  Autumn Tilda With Broom, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I paper pieced Tilda's outfit using card stock and design papers.  I cut the frame behind Tilda and the one she is sitting on using the Layered Labels Template from Hot Off The Press. I matted them both with some black design paper. The crocheted lace is from Joann's. The sunflowers are from My Moments that I purchase from Paper Wishes. The small roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The other roses and twine are from my stash. The little brass embellishments on the frame are from K & Company.
 
 
Here's a close up look at Autumn Tilda With Broom
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a minute to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!! 
 
Well, I can't wait to see the cards that you create for this challenge!
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Big Hugs,
Suzan




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Take A Hike for Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge


 
 
Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge. The challenge is being hosted by the talented Jane.  For this inspiration challenge, Jane has chosen this wonderful photo.
 
 



 
 
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project. Your entry will give you the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies. Diana has the cute new Australia Collection on Pre-Order with a 18% discount off the everyday low price and you can also Pre-order them individually! The new Memory Box Fall and Christmas Dies are also on Pre-order as well!
 
 
The earthy colors in the photo inspired me to create a mountain scene with Hiking Edwin from the Turning Leaves Collection. I decided to make a pocket card using Lifestyle Crafts Treat Bag. For the background, I used Imaginisce Design Papers that I purchased at Michaels. I tore a piece of brown cardstock for the ground on which Edwin would be hiking on. I added some grass using Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch. I punched it out of two different green cardstocks. I cut the grass borders into smaller sections and then adhered them the ground. The pine trees were cut using Sizzix Originals Die #38-0179.  I stamped Hiking Edwin and Sign With Birds, from Magnolia-licious, on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored them using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  I cut the birds off the sign and added an owl button that I bought at Michaels. Then, I added a little bit of twine to the top of the pocket.
 
 
 

 
For the insert, I added a compass from K & Company.
The little pinecone was made using Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really do enjoy reading your comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a minute to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!! I hope they will inspire you to join in on the fun!! I can't wait to see your cards!

 
Have a wonderful day!!
 
Big Hugs,
 
Suzan

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Made With Love For Magnoila-licious Challenge Blog Color Challenge








Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge. The two challenges for this month are being hosted by the talented Jane. For the color challenge, Jane has chosen this wonderful photo.





 Pink, Blue and White


I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE and the colors PINK, BLUE and WHITE on your card or project. Your entry will give you the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies. Diana has the cute new Australia Collection on Pre-Order with a 18% discount off her everyday low price. There is a limited quantity, so if you would like a set, make sure you use the link and order one today!

For my card, I used Pinecone Press Blue Bell and Party Games Design Papers. I printed the quilt using DJ Inker's Ultimate Doodle Collection Quilt Block 3 onto the two different design papers  and cut out the pieces to make the quilt. Tailor Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  The pin cushion is from DJ Inker's Scraps and Stitches Digi CD.

For the scallop border around the quilt, I used  EK Success Dotted Scallop Slim Edger Punch. For the doily, I used Cheery Lynn Designs DL102 French Pastry Doily Die. The pink roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the blue rose is from my stash. The scissor button is from Dress It Up - All Sewn Up Collection that I found at Michaels. The little white buttons I found at Joann Fabric and Craft. And, the heart pins are from Heidi Grace Designs.


Thank You Sew Much for stopping by my blog and I hope you take a minute to visit the
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my talented teammates have created!! I hope they will inspire you to join in on the fun!!

I also want to thank all of you who left birthday wishes for me! You really made my birthday a special one!

Have a wonderful week!

Big Hugs,

Suzan


Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Harvest For Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge



Hello Everyone! Yesterday was my birthday! My sweet hubby took yesterday and today off  from work to spend my birthday with me!  It is the best birthday gift this girl could ask for! He also gave me some lamps for my photo tent, so hopefully the next time I take some pictures, they will come out much better! We are going to take our motor home to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point today. We can park right on the edge of the sand. It is always so nice and relaxing to be spend the day at the beach!


Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, the theme is to Create A Country Scene. I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of one of this week's wonderful prizes from The Cutting Cafe and The Ribbon Girl.


For this challenge, I used My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Round and Round Design Papers. Tilda with Carrots, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Instead of having all carrots in Tilda's basket, I colored some of them to look like rutabagas and potatoes.  Tilda has picked the vegetables to make a nice stew for Edwin!


I made the barn using D.J. Inker's Ultimate Doodle Collection Digi Art CD. I printed the barn on red and white card stock. Then, I cut the white trim pieces out of the white and glued them onto the red. For the fence, I used Martha Stewart Border Fence Punch. The pumpkins are buttons that I found at JoAnns. The sunflowers are from My Moments that I bought from Paper Wishes. The orange roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The doily is from Wilton. The "Happy Harvest" was stamped using a Studio G Dollar Stamp from Michaels. The lace and the rooster weather vane are from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really do love reading the comments that you leave for me and appreciate each and every one of them!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

Suzan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Under The Sea For Magnoila-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge



Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge. I am so happy to be hosting again this week!! I have chosen a sweet picture to inspire us all!! Oh, I just thought these little girls looked so cute all dressed up in their tutus!







All you need to do is to use a Magnolia image on your card or project. Your entry will give you the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies. Diana has the new Turning Leaves Collection in stock   . . Regular Size and the Minis too! They are all so cute!



For this challenge, I decided to make a Star Pocket Card. I used the Star Catcher shape off the Playful Pockets Template from Hot Off The Press to make it. I traced and cut it out of White Card Stock and added Lilly Bimble Ocean Life Digital Design Papers from MyGrafico to it. I used ScorTape to form the pocket. I stamped Pearl Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, on Cryogen White Card Stock and traced a star shape around her letting her tail hang below the star. I colored Tilda and her little seahorse friend with Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added a little sparkle using a Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen from Sakura. I drew some ink on the image and then took my finger to spread it a little bit. I also added some sparkle to the little bubbles.





The Lace, Pearl Strand, and the Tulle are from JoAnns.
The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.




I made a little tag to go into the pocket. The shell was cut using Sizzlits Shell #2 Die.


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog! I had fun making this card! I hope that you have time to use your gadgets and gizmos aplenty. Your whozits and whatzits galore! And, your thingamabobs! I know you have twenty!!  I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge!

I hope you can take a minute as well to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that the other Design Team Member have created!!


Big Hugs,

Suzan



Friday, July 13, 2012

A Double Treat For Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge




Hello Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Summer so far! It's starting to warm up here in Southern California. I live near the coast and my thermometer outside soared to 96 degrees the other day!  I don't have central air, so I had all my fans going to stay cool. When I was cutting out the Tilda that I used on my project, I noticed that a fingerprint was on Tilda's little face. My sweaty fingers must of picked up some black ink. LOL! Luckily it came off!!


Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, we are being hosted by the very talented Bev. The theme that she has chosen for this week is BINGO. I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of this week's wonderful prize from Embellishments DE.



 I have used Ribbon & Lace, Flowers and Pink.


For this Challenge, I decide to make a Double Pocket Treat Holder. I found the tutorial on how to make it Here.  I used Daisies Digi Design Papers from Shery K. Designs that I found at MyGrafico. I printed the daisies first on one side of  white card stock and then printed the polka dots on the other side. I added some butterflies that I cut from Tim Holtz Idea-logy Sketchbook Tissue Tape.  Summer Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For the heart border, I used EK Success Arrow Slim Edger Punch. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made the daisies that match the Design Paper. The lace is from JoAnns. The pink ribbon is from my stash.



Here is a side view.


Here is the back and a tag to go into the pocket.



Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. I appreciate all the comments that you leave for me!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

Suzan


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sailing By To Say Hi For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge





Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge.  I am so happy to be the host for the Month of July! For this challenge, I have chosen this Red, White, and Blue Nautical Picture.






I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a Magnolia image on your card or project. Your entry will give you the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies. Diana has the new Turning Leaves Collection on Pre-Order.   .   . Regular Size and the Minis too! They are all so cute, I especially love Walter the Moose!!


For my card, I used Kika Esteves Nautical Digi Design Paper from MyGrafico and Echo Park Splash Digi Design Papers from Jessica Sprague. Don't you just love the little whales!  
Tilda Un-Anchor, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The anchor and the buttons on Tilda's shorts were colored using the gold from Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set from Yasutomo. The doily is from Wilton. The decorative net was bought at Michaels last year. The metal studs in the corners are from the K and Company Flora and Fauna Collection. The sailboat charm is from Blue Moon Bits and Baubles. The crab ribbon is from the dollar section at Target. The scallop border was cut using EK Success Dotted Scallop Slim Edger Punch. The red poppies are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I made the blue flowers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you take a minute to visit the
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that the other Design Team Member have created!! I hope they will inspire you to join in on the fun!!

I look forward to seeing all the cards and projects that you create!

Have a wonderful week!

Big Hugs,

Suzan

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy 4th Of July For Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge



Hello Everyone! Can you believe that 4th of July is next week!  4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  My hubby and I decorate the wheels on our bikes with red, white and blue crepe paper streamers and participate in the neighborhood bike parade. It is always so much fun. Even our dog, Woody, comes along with us.  We have a bike trailer that he rides in that has been adapted with a wood floor so he can stand up in it. Woody has a pair of Doggles that he wears to keep the bugs and road dirt out of his eyes.  He has as much fun as we do.   .   . maybe even more, because everyone says hello to him!


Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, I am so happy to be hosting. For this week's challenge,  I have chosen  Add A BANNER to a card or project . I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of one this week's wonderful prizes from 7 Kids College Fund and The Ribbon Girl.


For my card, I used Lilly Bimble Patriotic Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico. I added a Double Mat of Red and Blue Card Stock using the Perfect Layers RulersBurger Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  I used the Scor Bubby to create the Bunting Banner. I used the stripes in the Design Paper as a guide for the score lines. Then I used  FabricTac to form and to add the K & Company Americana Pillow Stars to each bunting.


I created the picnic table by cutting a rectangle out of the Design Paper and two oblong diamonds to place on the corners. The legs are just two strips of brown card stock. The Pie is from Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers and the Condiments are from Stampa Barbara. Unfortunately these two companies have gone out of business. The little flag in the pie is from a Studio G Clear Stamp Set.   .   . the flag is on a cupcake.  For the grass, I used Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch.  Before I glued everything down, I sponged some clouds in the background using a cloud template. "Happy Fourth Of July" is also from Studio G. The ribbon is from Michaels.


Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And, for those of you in the USA, I hope that you and your families have a fun and safe 4th of July!





Big Hugs,

Suzan