Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Snowy Hug Fold Card for Magnolia-licious

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Halloween a couple of days early! **smile** I hope this post finds you well and happy! Is it getting colder where you are? It is beautiful here in the desert. The air conditioning has been turned off, and the windows are OPEN!!! It feels so good!

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I have to admit that this one was truly a challenge for me as I only make squareish or roundish cards. I think I've made one step card a couple of years ago, and that was the extent of my fold card attempts. The new challenge is for you to make a card with...

Fancy Folds!

For my card, I chose to make a Side Step Card. Here it is:

I love how it turned out! I didn't expect it to turn out this nicely. I even did the inside - not knowing if the inside was supposed to be finished or not, LOL. Here are more shots:

Do you like it? I think it is just surprisingly cute! Want to know a little more? Well, the paper I used was Bo Bunny Powder Mountain. My stamp was Magnolia Snowy Hug available HERE and on SALE for $11.99! That's a $2.00 savings! The stamp is perfect for those winter themed cards. Wouldn't that image look great on a Christmas card? I used white and brown Bazzill card stock. There are pale blue rhinestones and pearl elements. I added texture using Snow-Tex and then highlighted it with silver glitter. Oh, I almost forgot all the die cuts! I used LOTS of die cuts! I used dies from Memory Box, Magnolia, Cheery Lynn, 2 unknowns, and Martha Stewart. Some of the embellishments on the inside are from my stash.

I want to share with you that at Magnolia-licious ALL dies are 25% off! You may want to get some Christmas presents for yourself just a little early! LOL Diana is also taking orders for the newest stamp and Doohickey Club kits. Check it out!

Well, I hope you will come and play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! We'd so love to see your Fancy Folds cards! I know I would LOVE some inspiration!

I hope you will leave a comment for me. Know that some lucky person who leave a comment on the DT gals'blogs or the Challenge Blog will receive a wonderfully generous surprise from Diana! Woo Hoo!

I hope I have provided some inspiration for you. I am so delighted that you stopped by! Thank you again!

Have a wonderful week!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dracula Edwin "Vahnts" to Drink Your Blood!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Good morning to each of you! Thank you so much for stopping by! It is such a pleasure that you have come to see my latest creation. I hope that this post finds each of you well, happy, and filled with creative ideas!

Today begins the newest challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I happen to just love Halloween, so making Halloween cards is a lot of fun for me. That being said, the new challenge is to create a card that is…

Spooky or about Halloween!

Are you ready to see my creation? Well, here it is:

Is Edwin cute or what? I love using Edwin stamps! This one is just adorable! I chose to make the stitching more of an embellishment by using a fancy (spooky looking?) stitch. I love how it turned out. I have no idea who made the paper. There was nothing printed on the back. It is a 12 x 12 sheet. I added some bat die cuts cut from a Cheery Lynn die and a Memory Box die. I wanted the card to be gender neutral so I didn't add a ton of flowers. I added a black ribbon and then just the single two-toned gray flower. The "Boo" looks and feels like stone, but it is made from clay. I added a mini screw brad to the existing hole. As you can see, the circular frame surrounding Edwin has a pewter/silver sparkle design.

I wanted to keep the interior panels simple in design, so I kept it minimal. Again, I used the machine stitching as an embellishment. Here are the interior panels:

As you can see, I repeated the bow and added a matching button. For the bottom, I repeated the stars found on the top panel and the front of the card. The flowers are also kept to a minimum.

Both the Dracula Edwin and Star Border stamp are Magnolia.

I hope you will leave a comment for me, as well as my other Teamies! One lucky gal will win a Surprise Package from Magnolia-licious.

I hope I have provided some inspiration for you. I am so delighted that you stopped by! Thank you again!

Have a wonderful week!



Sunday, October 12, 2014

It's Anything Goes at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog!

Hello Dearest Readers,

How are you this fine Sunday in Fall? It's still quite warm here - mid 80s (29° C.). It'll be like this until the beginning of November, and then the cooler temps will come in. The leaves on our trees are beginning to change, though. I've been busy making cards for my DT projects. I have some for sale in my Etsy Store - A Scrapper's Boutique - if you are interested. All are finished on the inside panels, too.

Today begins a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. Our challenge for the next two weeks is…

Anything Goes!

For my card, I chose to create a blue, blue, blue Halloween card! I used five Magnolia Stamps to create the scene on the front. Here it is:

I think it is so different from my usual creations. I just decided to switch it up a bit. Here is the interior:

I just love that spider web and the fuzzy spider who is crawling on it.

Isn't this panel pretty? I have a tag behind the mat where the bow is. I love to do the insides of my cards. I just feel they are unfinished if I don't complete the interiors. I've been known to forget what papers I'd used for the front when waiting to do the inside. So, I do the inside right away so I don't forget!

I hope you will join the Anything Goes Challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! We love looking at all your beautiful creations! They are all so different and so inspiring! Keep up the great work!

Thank you so much stopping by! I love that you took the time to visit.

Have a wonderful week!



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Love You Slow Much @ Magnolia-licious!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy "Hump Day" to each of you! We're on the downhill side of the week and the weekend is just around the corner. Yay!

Today is "W-ednesday" at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, for my project, I have chosen to use a darling stamp entitled Love You Slow Much. You can find it Here. It's a Wee Stamp by Sylvia Zet. I love her images because it's the only time I think I can get the hair coloration pretty nicely done! Her stamps were made for gals like me! I love her images so much! They always have sweet faces!

I chose to use Autumnal colors for my card. Here it is:

I love layering and there IS DEFINITELY layering on this card! I chose to add these teeny tiny little foam spheres that come off flower sprays I've purchased. Many of you may know them. They tend to just come off the cluster and then blow all over my work table. So, to punish them for being annoying, I catch them and glue them to the card! LOL, LOL, LOL! Now, they can't get away! LOL The image was colored with Distress Inks. I used a copper ribbon slide. The ribbon is a pretty black and brown checked silky ribbon. The flowers are from STTG. I used a corner punch to "gussy up" the corners, a bird cage die with a little bird to add some interest, and my Nesties for the circles. The sentiment is a Magnolia stamp.

Here is a side view:

The interior panels have been designed using the same papers and matching embellies.

I hope you got some inspiration from my card. I'd love to know what you think of my little snail buddy! Please leave a comment if you have the time.

Now is the time to preorder the Magnolia Doohickey Die Club #4. You get so many cute little dies in each kit! You can find info here.

Have a wonderful week and an even better weekend!