Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sending You Love For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge

Hi Everyone! For one of my New Year's  Resolutions, I have decided to try to use the craft products that I already have in my craft room. I have always had a love for paper even when I was a little girl. There use to be a stationary store near my house where I use to buy all sorts of construction papers by the sheet, the rainbow one being my favorite. I also had these Lindy Ball Point Pens in all the different colors. I even had a set of 36 color pencils back then and I have to admit to you all that I still have them in their original box! My addiction to paper, ribbon and lace has grown in the last few years. I don't feel bad though, because I know that I'm not the only one in this boat. I'm proud of myself, because I used quite of few things from my stash on this card!

It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge. The challenge is being hosted by the talented Chris.
Chris has chosen this wonderful picture to inspire us all!
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. 

For my card, I was inspired by the grey, pink and black in the picture along with the tree branches. I used Digi Design Papers from Shery K Designs - Love in Paris Collection that I purchased at MyGrafico. Tilda with Christmas Hearts, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I paper pieced her dress using some digi papers. I added some Black Doodlebug Flock to the trim of the dress to make it look like black velvet. I just love this sweet image! It's just perfect to send a little love to someone special any time of the year! I made the flowers using a set of Joy Flower Dies. I die cut them out and sponged them with some Pink Chalk Ink from Recollections. The Black Centers are Studio112 Adhesive Gems from Joann Fabrics and Crafts. The Pink Mini Roses and Rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Branch was cut using Sizzlets Cherry Blossom Branch. The Bird was cut using LR0205 Marianne Designs Creatables Die Set. The Heart Lace is from Joann Frabrics and Crafts. The Pink and White Bakers Twine is from Hemptique that I purchased at Marshalls. The Pink Trim around the heart is from my stash. The pink Velvet Ribbon is from Michaels. The Postmark was stamped using an image from Recollections. After putting the card together, I decided to add a hand drawn heart for the bird to hold.

Before I close, I would like to let you know about a new Facebook Program that Magnolia-licious is offering. It's a way for you to share your love for Magnolia Stamps with your friends on Facebook and  give them the ability to get $5 in store credit instantly on their first orders! In turn, when your friends click the link on your Facebook posting and place their first orders ($30.00 minimum), you will receive 5% back in store credit from their purchases. How great is that!
All you have to do is go to Magnolia-licious and log in. Then go to your favorite image and click the Share Link that will take you right to Facebook for you to share with your friends. You can share as many images as you would like. Just remember you will only get a 5% store credit on the first orders that your friends place.
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Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog  to see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!! I also hope you stop by Jacque Beddingfield's Blog  for Sunday Sensations. You can sign up for a wonderful surprise from Magnolia-licious every Sunday through Tuesday.
I have entered my card in the following Challenges:


Big Hugs,


Cami said...

Absolutely lovely! The papers are so pretty and I LOVE how you paper-pieced Tilda's dress. The silver is striking and adds that glam. Love your card, Suzan!
Have a wonderful week!


cabio's craft corner said...

You certainly did a fantastic job on this card with the stash. (and this is also my New Year resolution too, hehe)
I love Tilda's beautiful dress and the cute little birdie. Can't stop staring at those beautiful flowers. Fun & great job!

Kelly Neis said...

Suzan I am in love with your card! There are so many details that make this one so gorgeous. I love it, the whole card, everything you did. You are a great designer. I love paper too and hoard it so I also have been trying to use what I have. It is hard but I may break after the CHA releases come out! lol
Hugs Kelly

Jacque said...

This card is so darling!!! You have showcased that darling image in such a magnificent way!! Gosh!! All of the details you have used are STUNNING!!! Your work is absolute perfection!!! Big hugs!! Jacque

..Karen said...

This is so precious!! : )

Patti Jo said...

Suzan, this is gorgeous!!! Love the paper piecing and the layout adding the beautiful flowers and bird on a branch!!!
I'm right there with you in the boat. I am going to use only the things I have in my stash. I can say that because I just ordered some more dies yesterday! :)

Your card is cute as can be!!!!

Tabitha Davis said...

This is adorable. This is super cute!!!:)
Tabitha's Designs
Your Magnolia Birthday Moderator :)

Regina said...

Suzan!! This is stunning!!! I love every detail. The paper piecing, papers, the flowers... and your colouring is so beautiful!!! Love it too much!!

Sheri said...

Suzan! How sweet is this?! I love the way you have Tilda sitting in that darling heart! Talk about a sweetheart of a card!! :)
Sheri Willshire
Magnolia-licious Designer

Chris said...

I love your card, Suzan! I especially love all the layering as well ans the frill around the heart. The flowers are to die for! You dressed Tilda so sweetly, too! Your card is gorgeous on every level!

Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious Designer

Sylvia said...

Suzan, this is outstanding. My gosh, I love every little details on your card. Also your coloring is awesome. And the heart lace is beautiful. Great job!!!!

Ellen said...

Very lovely card, great paperpiecing! And the flowers are wonderful.

groetjes, Ellen

Jane said...

Oh Suzan I really love this!!! That little bird is so cute! All your details are amazing. hugs, Jane xxx

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card. Love the pink paper piecing and the colors.

Candy said...

Hi Suzan,
Oh how Beautiful your card is!!
Tilda is wonderful sitting in the heart. You have coloured her perfectly and I really like that you paper pieced her dress :o)
Your flowers are GORGEOUS made with the notes. Love your design and your stunning papers :o) Also love your wee bird with it's teeny heart and the branch. Think you got it all in this Challenge!
Big Hugs, Candy

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Love the DP and your coloring...


Damarys said...

Susan, this is a very charming and lovely card....I absolutely love the flowers!

EnblogSail said...

Simply fabulous!

Cathy Lee said...

Suzan, This is such a sweet card. I love the color combo and Tilda looks fabulous in her flowery dress with gorgeous black trim. Stunning. Lovely card design and your flowers are to die for. I love how they turned out.
Cathy Lee

Nancee Purdum said...

Suzan this card is so cute! I love the paper piecing on Tilda. Lovely! The flowers are gorgeous! :) Nancee

Eulanda said...

Ooooooo so pretty! Love the frill behind the heart and those flowers are freakin' gorgeous!! Hey I should try that paper piercing again some time. Makes for a perfect match. Love that tree die and bird too. Hugs!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

WOW So pretty, love the way you colored Tilda, so perfect. Fantastic card.
hugs Doreen

Katie K said...

Fabulous take on the color inspiration photo Suzan. I like your new year resolution, I should do the same. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

This is so very pretty, I love your gorgeous paper and flowers, Thanks so much for joining us at LHOSM this time
Hugs julie P

Nadell said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at midweek Magnolias challenge.

Hugs Nadell

Louise said...

How sweet this card is!! Such beautiful details and colors, so very pretty

Sharon Caudle said...

Hey sweet pea!! How are you feeling??? Much better I hope! Your card is GORGEOUS, hun!! I love the colors and papers you used, and Tilda is beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE those flowers and the bird on the branch is fabulous! Take care sweetie!
hugs, Sharon

cathylynn said...

What a lovely beautiful card. Great DP's and Tilda's dress is gorgoeus!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Angela said...

Hi Suzan, oh this is gorgeous! I love the pink and black color combo. Love all your attention to details, especially the black trim on Tilda's dress. The flowers are gorgeous too! hugs, Angela

Rene said...

Oooh Suzan this is gorgeous!!!! I think grey and pink are so chic together! Fabulous fabulous fabulous!
Rene :D

Norma said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous, Suzan. Love the colour scheme. You really have beautiful DP's for the layered panels, the paper piecing of Tilda's dress and the flowers. What a cutie bird. Love your card.

Linda said...

Hi Suzan! Your card is just delicious!!!!! Stunning papers coloring and design!!!!! Breathtaking!!!!!! Wow!!!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Susan, Thanks for stopping at my blog. Tilda is just adorable. Love the colors and all the wonderful embellishments, your card is just stunning.

Elise said...

Hi Suzan! I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to get here and visit you. :( Well, this is an absolute STUNNER! Love the color combo and the paper piecing you did on Tilda!!!! GORGEOUS!

ps .. Oh yes .. I agree, I'm in the same boat with the addiction to craft goodies. LOL!!!

Sending big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

oh Suzan! This is so pretty! love her paper pieced dress and the pretty pink paper and shapes! Gorgeous work!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Suzan, sorry to be so late in visiting you, your card is EXQUISITE. I love the papers, the lovely pink and grey really romantic. beautiful flowers, Tilda is sooo pretty, with her cute paperpieced dress. Awesome creation! Hugs.