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