Friday, February 24, 2012

Sending Love To You For Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge

Hello Everyone!  I'm so excited to be hosting my very first Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge.  When I was asked to pick a theme, the first thing that came to my mind was a Doily. Doilies remind me of handmade Valentine's, hearts and love, so I thought it would be the perfect theme for this time of year.  All you need to do is add a doily - store bought, die cut or crocheted to your project along with a Magnolia or hAnglar and stAnglar image.  It would make me so happy if you could join me and the rest of the talented Design Team for this week's challenge. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of one of this week's wonderful prizes from Jacobi NL and The Ribbon Girl.  We are so lucky to have two of  The Ribbon Girl Design Team members joining in on the challenge as well!

For my card, I used We R Memory Keepers - Love Struck Design Papers. Tilda Sending Love, from Magnolia-licious was colored with Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. This Tilda is one of my favorites from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  I think she is so cute!  I love her curly hair! The heart doily is from Wilton that I found at Michaels. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Recollections and from my stash.  The vine was cut with a Bosskut Die.  The crocheted lace is from JoAnns. The pearls are from Hero Arts.  And, the stitched ribbon is also from my stash!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I really do appreciate it!! Have a wonderful weekend! I'm looking forward to watching the Academy Awards on Sunday with a big bowl of popcorn.

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Candy Winner!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! Thank you for the sweet comments that you left me for my Hugs and Kisses Card! I appreciate every single one of them!

The winner of the Valentine's Day Candy is:

Regina from Brazil who wrote:

Suzan!!!! This is amazing , what a great job!! Love the sweet image and all the gorgeous details.
The colouring is perfect. I love all of it.

Congratulations Regina!! Please email me your mailing address before Friday, February 17 at midnight PST. You will find my email address on the sidebar.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with lots of love! Thank you again for all the love you leave me each time I post a card!

Big Hugs,

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hugs and Kisses for Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge and Valentine's Day Candy

Hello Everyone! I hope this finds you all doing well! I'm still trying to recover from CHA.  I can tell that I'm still a bit tired, because when I was making this card, everything I added to it went down a little crooked. LOL! Has that ever happened to you? Well as you can see,  I was able to get things straightened up a little bit! I hope you like it!

Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge Blog, we are being hosted by the talented Monika.  This weeks challenge is to use Pink, Pearls and Lace on a card or project.  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 Letraset.

For my card, I used Digi Papers from Nitwit - Val'n Tine Collection. Tilda Blowing Hearts, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Cardstock and colored with Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added some Hero Arts Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter to Tilda's wings. The little pearl hearts are also from Hero Arts.  The flowers are from Recollections and Prima. I added Recollection pearls to the centers of the flowers. The pearl flourishes are also from Recollections. The lace and XOXO are from my stash.

Valentine's Day Candy

I would love to send some hearts and stamps to one of my followers.

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 Valentine's Day Candy on your sidebar with a link to my blog

You will have until Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th,  8am PST. Good Luck!!

Inkadinkado Tickets and Tags Clear Stamp Set
Inkadinkado Months and Days Clear Stamp Set
Inkadinkado Ornamental Frames Clear Stamp Set
Inkadinkado Animal Skins Clear Stamp Set
Jolee's All That Bling Red Mini Hearts
And, some other little surprises not shown!

I can't tell you how much I appreciate you coming by to visit me. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Valentine's Day filled with lots of love and chocolates!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mini Magnolia Valentine's Day Cards and Treats

Hello Everyone!  Like I promised, here are the Valentine's Day Cards, Pillow Box and Lollipop Cover that I made for CHA.  I was asked to make them using  Magnolia Mini World Stamps from Magnolia-licious.  While making the cards and treats,  I realized how much I love these little cuties!! Instead of making the usual 6" square cards, I made 3 1/2" square cards.
I think this size is just perfect for a little Valentine Greeting for someone special!

For the With Love Card, I used Digi Papers from Design House Digital - Kate Teague Valley of Love Papers. The Mini Tilda With Heart was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The scalloped heart was cut using CC Designs Cutter Big Hearts Embossing Die.  The saying is from the Valley of Love Elements. The scalloped border is from  EK Success.

For the Puppy Love Card, I used Digi Papers from Nitwit - From the Heart Collection. The Mini Tilda with Puppy was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  The large scalloped heart was cut using Nestibilities Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped Hearts. The heart border is from EK Success. And, the love brad is from Basic Grey.

Here are the Valentine's Day Pillow Box and Lollipop Cover.  The pillow box is from Wilton.
I found the directions for the lollipop cover here. I decorated both using Digi Papers from Nitwit - Val'n Tine Collection. Mini Tilda with the String of Hearts was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The scalloped rectangular mats behind Tilda were cut using the Cricut - Elegant Edges Cartridge. The heart border is from EK Success. They were so easy to make and would be great for a school party, birthday party, or just to make for blogging friends!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!  Please come back this Friday. I'll have my Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAngler Challenge Card and some Valentine's Candy for a lucky follower!

Big Hugs,

Sunday, February 5, 2012

CHA Pictures

Hello Everyone! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be able to attend the Winter CHA! The best part was being able to meet in person some of the friends I have met in the blogging world. Big hugs to all of you! A special thank you to Diana Crick, owner of ScorPal and Magnolia-licious for allowing me to be apart of the whole experience!

Here I am with my very dear and talented friend Jacque! Jacque and I colored hundreds of Mini Magnolia images before hand to put on pillow boxes to give out at the convention and we even had to color more images there at the show too!!  The pillow boxes were such a big hit!  I think we ended up making over 700 of them! Big Hugs to Cabio, Mindy, Angie, and Patti Jo for helping us put the boxes together!

On Sunday evening, I was treated to a wonderful flower making class taught by the very talented Patti Jo.  Thank you so much Patti Jo!  Oh My Goodness, you have to take a look at here blog.  She makes the most beautiful handmade flowers. It was so much fun learning how to make the flowers and to also sit down and do some crafting with such a talented bunch of ladies! Pictured left to right: Patti Jo, Bron, Diana, Sharon, Cabio, Me - the tall one in the center, Jacque, Mindy, Bev, and Angie.

On Monday night, Diana treated us all to a wonderful dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company! Thank you so much Diana!  It was such a marvelous time filled with good food and a lot of laughter! We were all laughing so much that tears were running down our faces! Pictured left to right: Bron, Mindy, Angie, Sharon, Patti Jo, Cabio, Suzanne, Diana, Me, Bev and Jacque.

On Wednesday afternoon, after the show was over, Michelle, Bev, Jacque and I went to Disneyland for a few hours.  Here we are inside the front entrance.  It was Bev and Jacque's first visit!! These ladies are the sweetest most wonderful ladies I have ever met! I felt I like I have known them forever!

I wish I had more pictures to show of the convention, but photographs were not allowed unless you were a buyer. From what I did get to see, you better start saving your money!
I saw some beautiful Flowers from Prima, Spring Darjeeling Flowers from Petaloo, Tim Holtz Distress Markers,  Embellishments and Tissue Paper Garland that I can't wait to get from Melissa Frances and some very cute images from Stampavie!

While at the show, I also found out some exciting news that I will share with you sometime soon!

Have a wonderful week my blogging friends!

Big Hugs,