Friday, March 9, 2012

Just Sitting Here Thinking Of You For Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge

Hello Everyone!! One of my New Year's Resolutions was to use my Cricut more often. I have been getting the Cricut Magazine at JoAnns for a several months now and my hubby even gave me a subscription to the Magazine for Christmas.  I have all these magazines next to my bedside and before I go to sleep, I look through them for some inspiration. I finally have my Cricut out of the box.  I don't really have a permanent home for it in my craft room though.  It's sitting on top of the box that it came in and I take it to the kitchen table whenever I need to use it.   I  used it to cut the frame in today's card.  I think it's a good start.

Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, we are being hosted by the talented June.  This week's challenge is to use Blue and White on a card or project. I hope that you will join in on this wonderful challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be this week's lucky winner of a wonderful prize from Crafts You Love.

For my card, I used  Nitwit Cottage Charm Digi Design Papers. Tilda With The Cute Skirt, from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock. Tilda's dress was colored with Water Based Markers and a Tombow Colorless Blender Pen. I colored the markers on a Stay Put Craft Mat and picked them up with the blender pen. The rest of Tilda was colored with Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The frame that Tilda is sitting on was cut using the Cricut  Fancy Frames Cartridge <Frame 12> + <Fram 12Lr>.  The roses on the frame started out white and were colored using the same Water Based Markers that I colored Tilda's dress with. I had seen a wonderful video that Bev Rochester had done on altering flowers and I had to try it. I colored the markers on a craft mat and sprayed them with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. I lightly sprayed the white roses with Glimmer Mist as well. Then, I took the roses and picked up the color from the craft mat. I made the little white flowers with a couple of small flower punches and some stamens that I found at JoAnns in the cake decorating department. The white trim was also found at JoAnns.  The Blue Making Memories Ribbon was a gift from Wooten's Scrapbook Store. If you live in Southern California, you have to visit one of their stores.  Wooten's has the most wonderful selection of papers and embellishments that I have ever seen.  And, Mr. and Mrs. Wooten, the owners, are the nicest people and always so helpful. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Wooten for being so kind to Jacque, Bev, Michelle and me when we shopped at your Tustin Store after CHA.

Before I close, I would like to share some exciting news with you!!  I have been asked to be on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team!! Oh My Goodness!! I can't tell how thrilled I am to be on this wonderful team!! All the Design Team members are so talented!! I am also very proud to be representing Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies!! Congratulations to Jacque and Cabio on their appointments to the Magnolia-licious Design Teams as well!

Have a wonderful day!! And, a big thank you to all of you for visiting!! It really means a lot to me!! I hope that you will come back on Tuesday for my very first Magnolia-licious Challenge Card!!

Big Hugs,


Jacque said...

Gosh, sweetie, your talent is amazing and a big congratulations on your new DT position!!! You are the best!!! This card is so beautiful....the image is colored so beautifully and the design you have used is so the flowers and everything about it...Beautiful job!!!! Big hugs..Jacque

yvon said...

Hi Suzan,
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS, wow, you must be really excited to join the DT-team.
Your card is gorgeous, love the frame and the coloring is just beautiful.
Hugs, Yvon

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Congratulations on your new Dt position how exciting !! I am pondering whether to keep my cricut !! lol I do love your design and adore your colouring ! Super inspiration :0)

Christina C. said...

Hi Suzan! Congratulations exciting for you! Your card is the beautiful design, gorgeous flowers and, of course, the beautifully colored Tilda!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Suzan! Congrats to you on your wonderful news!! :) Your card is so very sweet!! Love all of the flwoers and bow!! So happy to be working with you!! HUGS

Regina said...

WOW Suzan!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You have a lot of talent and Diana is very luck to have you on her DT.
Your card is gorgeous as always! Love this image and you've colored her so beautifully, like only you can do!
Have a marvellous weekend!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Suzan!!! LOVE the blues you used and those flowers are just lucious!! Beautiful coloring and I just love this precious little Tilda!

A HUGE congrats to you on your DT position, Suzan! It is very well deserved. Big hugs to you!!!

Karen said...

Congrats on your dt possition!! Your card is beautiful!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Congrats, Suzan! You will be a wonderful asset to the team! Your card is just gorgeous. So glad you finally pulled out the Cricut and made that delicious panel behind Tilda. The flowers are gorgeous as is your coloring of Tilda...hugs...Barb <><

Suzi said...

Congratulations Suzan, a well deserved DT post. They are lucky to have you. Love your card, the layout and sweet Tilda are stunning. Have a nice weekend.
Suzi x

Paula Rosenow said...

Congratulations! I know you'll love being on the DT. I just love your new Tilda card, so cute! What cartridge did you use to cute the frame, it's adorable.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Congratulations, I am so proud of you. Have fun on this DT. Your card is so cute and love the colors. Tilda is adorable.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings Doreen

quiltindiva said...

Congrats on the DT. Your card is just beautiful. I love the design and the colors you chose.

Helen said...

Congratulations on your new DT assignment. Your card of today is beautiful. Regards

Cami said...

A most adorable card and so beautifully colored, Suzan! That Cricut cutout is lovely and so lacy looking. I love the DPs and all the pretty blue and white flowers.
Congrats on your DT position with Magnolia-licious! You so deserve this and I'm definitely looking forward to more of your sweet and lovely projects!


Anonymous said...

Shes a delight! Love that die cut she's sitting in
hugs Julie P

Teresa said...

Stunning card, a real beauty!
Teresa xx

Francy said...

I love the white and blu combo colors and you card in this colours is very elegant. Beautiful stamp.

cathylynn said...

SO cute!! I love that frame!! I know I should use my Cricut more often too. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Ellen said...

Wonderful news, so my congratulations to you! Love the card uyou'r showing, great colours and colouring. Have fun!

groetjes, Ellen

Elle said...

I'm guilty of never using my Cricut-something that needs to change. Good for you! I think your card is adorable.

Danielle said...

Hello Suzan, Huge congratulations on your new appointment!
I love my cricut, and I too, want to use it more. I love the bacground you created here, very stylish. tilda is very pretty all dressed in blue. your flowers are awesome, a very very pretty card. Hugs.

syllie said...

Wow Suzan, your card is totally awesome. The frame and you flower arrangement are gorgeous. Tilda is so sweet on your beautiful card.

Angela said...

This is beatiful Suzan! Love your design and pretty coloring of Tilda! Love the background die cut you made with your Cricut. I should use mine more often too. Beautiful job sweetie! big hugs, Angela

Linda said...

Wow this is really stunning!!!! Gorgeous design and colors!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!! Wow!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful blue and white combo Suzan. Lov the die cut frame on top of that blue background that makes a delightful contrast. Of course your colored Tilda is as awesome. The layout design is beautiful with the sweet bow. Gorgeous card my friend :-)

Jean said...

So gorgeous Suzan, the color of the light and deep blue and white is so lovely. I love Tilda sitting on the frame and she is colored so beautifully. Your flower arrangement is so gorgeous and love the lace on the sides. A stunning card... Oh and congratulations on your appointment!!!
Hugs, Jean