Sunday, February 18, 2018

Magnolia Tilda with Inez the Bunny Love Card for LHOSM



Hello sweet readers,

Why does time seem to speed by as we get older? I remember thinking that the minutes and hours were just creeping by. Now, time passes in a blink!

Did you have a nice Valentine's Day? Did your honey give you a special somethin' somethin'? My sweetie was such a romantic. One year, I went to the car to go to work and found the most beautiful heart shaped ruby ring attached to the steering wheel! I was so touched. Another year, and I am NOT bragging, I was stunned, I was give the keys to a new BMW 7 Series (my favorite car). It was the color I had mentioned loving. I named her "Buffy." Buffy served me well for several years until a nitwit in a truck ran a stop sign and broadsided me - totaling Buffy. I was devastated! I loved, loved, loved that car! Any vehicles that came after Buffy just didn't measure up. I would LOVE to know what your best Valentine gift ever was. Would you share below?

Today, I am showcasing my very first card for LHOSM. The theme this month, of course, is

LOVE


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Since Valentine's Day has passed, I thought I'd make a card that would work for any time of the year. I chose the colors gray and yellow. The stamp I chose to use is Tilda with Inez the Bunny from the Animals of the Year Collection. I thought she was just too cute! The floral sprays are a Memory Box die. The precious LOVE die was a gift from a sweet cyber friend, so its source is unknown. Tilda was colored with a mixture of Distress Inks and pencils.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

#Doohickey Dies, #Magnolia Tilda,#Tilda with Inez the Bunny, #Love, #Easter, #Hearts, #Sending Love, #Thinking of You, #Miss You

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sending Love Thinking of You Card



Hello sweet readers,

Last week was VERY exciting for me. I was invited to join two Design Teams! Due to my DH's illness, I could only join one. I would have so loved to join both. But, time is precious and I need so much time to take care of our lives. I chose to join the Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia Design Team.

I have a card to share with you today. I took little bits of time almost every day. I hope you like it. I didn't want it to necessarily be a Valentine's Day card. I keep asking myself, if it wasn't February, would it look less Valentiney? LOL I wanted it to be for a male and apply to other situations such as thinking of you, miss you, etc.

Here it is:



As you can see, there is no Tilda image! Instead, I focused on really cute die cuts. I just love, love, love that typewrite Doohickey Die! It is so stinkin' cute! The word "LOVE" was a gift from my cyber friend, Tina. The white panel is also a Doohickey die as is the banner on the bottom. The sentiment is computer generated.

Here are the interior shots:





I created the two envelopes on the top panel using matching papers. Gray and red enamel dots, black ribbon, black and white baker's twine, and clay heart finish the top.

The bottom panel has been left open for a personal message.

Does it look too girly?

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

#Doohickey Dies, #Magnolia Tilda, #Cards with no image, #Valentine's Day, #Love, #February, #Hearts, #Sending Love, #Thinking of You, #Miss You, #card for a male,

Friday, January 26, 2018

Magnolia Tilda Love is in the Air Valentine Card



Hello sweet readers,

It's almost time for Valentine's Day! I thought I'd make a cute Peek-A-Boo card to celebrate the holiday. It has a lot of detailed elements that took a lot of precision and time. My photos stink, though. I don't know what the secret is to taking good photos!

For this card, I chose to use a new Tilda from the You are Invited Collection. It is named, "Tilda Throws Away Hearts." I thought the design would be perfect to showcase our little cutie pie! Here it is:



For the front of the card, I chose to make a pocket that is edged in white glittered card stock. I also created a tag design using the components from the typewrite die set (which I forgot to arrange before taking the shot). The alphas have been cut from my alpha dies. The heart frame, around Tilda is also glittered card stock. Of course, there is an array of flowers.

Here is a look at the interior panels:


Again, I use some of my alpha dies for the sentiment. Tilda has some cute, sparkly, pink triangular rhinestones around her to enhance the hearts being thrown into the air. I used Wink of Stella to the stamped hearts to add some subtle sparkle. Tilda has been watercolored.

I thought it would be a nice card for a guy, so I kept away from ribbons and lace.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris

#Tilda, #Magnolia Tilda, #Tilda Throws Away Hearts, #Valentine's Day, #Love, #February, #Hearts, #Love is in the Air, #You are Invited Collection


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

All About Magnolia Anything Goes Challenge

Magnolia-licious Anything Goes Challenge

Midweek Magnolias #181 - Valentine's Day

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - anything goes

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Magnolia Get Well Tilda Valentine Love Note Card



Hello sweet readers,

I just cannot believe it is mid January! It has been so warm here that I dread the thought of what the upcoming summer might be like! Our temps are Spring temperatures and we've had almost no rain. The mountains are usually snowcapped and have nothing on them. The two times the mountains did get snow, it was gone the next day because it is so warm. Ugh! We get dry and warm while the east coast of our country has been buried in frigid temperatures and feet of snow!

I couldn't sleep the other night, again, and made this little card between midnight and 4:30 AM, LOL. It doesn't have frills, but it is pretty cute. I chose the new Get Well Tilda and the accompanying EKG line die. The mat die is also Magnolia, but I don't know its name. Here she is:





The inside has only the lower panel done. It features a really cute bow with red and white checked ribbon on which the manufacturer has printed, "I Love You" on it in black. Too cute!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris
#Tilda, #Magnolia Tilda, #Get Well Tilda, #Valentine's Day, #Love, #heartbeat, #EKG


I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia #154

All About Magnolia - Challenge #30 - Anything Goes

Monday, January 15, 2018

Magnolia Band-Aid Tilda Sends Hugs


Hello and welcome back, Sweet Readers,

Well, how is the New Year going for you? Ours is going well so far. I've been busy taking care of DH and all the daily routines. Tomorrow I go to the doctor to see why my heart is going crazy. I think it's stress. I hope it is stress. I've been busy testing recipes. I've made a delicious Asiago Bisque, Dill Pickle Soup, Dill Pickle and Cheddar bread, a wonderful baked fruit dessert with apples, cranberries, pineapple, and pears seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, maple syrup, and brown sugar. It was soooooo good! The house smelled wonderfully.

I got some time here and there to work on a card. I used Band Aid Tilda and forced myself to use my least favorite color, purple. I also used a "no lines" technique for the first time. Thank you, Jane, for helping me get the courage to give it a go. Thank you, also, Diana Crick, for the die! I love it!

Here is a photo of my card:



Tilda has been hand painted with DIs. I found some flower sequins which matched in color and added some sparkle. I used a pearl for each center. I used the stethoscope and band aid dies from the Get Well Collection. Inside is the pill bottle die filled with little heart-shaped "meds!" LOL Lots of different dies and imported flowers. The papers are Sofiero.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my creation. Please, if you have time, stop by my Etsy Shop. There might be something there that you might like to get! I'm always looking for a bargain, how about you?

I hope you will return again very soon!

XO,

Chris