Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Card

Today I created a Mother's Day card for my mum who will be spending Mother's Day (US) in Scotland with her mum.  It will be strange celebrating without her as we have never been apart for Mother's Day but I'll manage.

I used the super cute Tilda from the new Spring Kit that shipped earlier this month.  I have no idea what her name is but I love her.  I colored her with my copics and although you can't see it in the picture, I used the Copic Spica glitter pens for her petticoat and ruffles.  The DP is from a DCWV stack, the CS, charm, safety pin and sentiment are all from Close To My Heart (CS color taffy), the ribbon was from my stash, and the flowers were from Hobby Lobby.  I took them apart and inserted a brad in the middle instead and then just glue dotted (is that a word??) them down to the leaves then to my card front.

I tried to keep it simple as I will be mailing to the UK but I really do like how it turned out.  I hope you do too!

Inside of card:

Have a Simply Magnolia day!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 25th of April...

What's so special about the 25th of April you ask?  Is it my birthday? No, is it my Anniversary?  No...It's the Christmas All Year Round Magnolia Blog Hop!

My card today is featuring "Sitting With Candy Tilda" which can be purchased at the Magnolia Store here.

The paper I used is from my stash, I remember getting it for $1 at Wal-Mart but that's about it.  The Cardstock is from CTMH as well as the crocheted flowers and the sentiment.  The paper flowers are from Prima (don't they look like little poinsettias?) The brads are just from my stash of brads and the metal flower accent was found in my "embellishment" box but I really love how it looks on this card. The twigs were punched from my Martha Stewart punch.

K, here's where it go tricky!  I stamped my Tilda first ok...Then I stamped her again onto a separate piece of paper and cut her out for my "mask", I then inked up my steps and positioned them where I *hoped* they would look like she was sitting right on them and not halfway down a step LOL.  Viola, I did it!!  It worked the first time (but will probably never work again).  I was so pleased that I didn't have to do it again!

I then colored her with my copics (sorry I didn't write down the numbers, gonna have to remember that from now on).  I couldn't get into her little candy canes without getting them all red so when I was done I took my white pen and went over the red and now it looks like a real candy cane minus the peppermint smell!

Now, lets hop on over to Kathy Curry's blog and see what wonderful Christmas card she has created.

Have a Simply Magnolia day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Simply Scrumptious...

Here is the recipe page I created for the upcoming Magnolia Recipe Swap on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group, you can join the Yahoo Group by clicking here.

I used "Kitchen Tilda" from the So Yummy In My Tummy collection which can be purchased at the Magnolia store here.
Other products used were ribbon from Close To My Heart, flowers from the floral department at my LSS, I just cut them off the stem, removed the inside stem and replaced it with a brad.  I added the leaves behind the flower for a more realistic effect.  I like it!  I also used my Copics to color my darling Tilda.  The patterned paper is also from CTMH.  It's a pretty simple layout but it's the recipe I'm focusing on!  How good does that sound?  Cool Whip Fruit Salad?  In the words of my favorite TV cook...YUM-O!  These babies have to go out tomorrow but I wanted to share with you now.  Enjoy!

Have a Simply Magnolia day,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monochromatic Magnolia...

Who could have known that an all gray stamped image would look so darned cute?!? I love the *monochramatic* look with a pop of color, not just any color but a strong color like the Cranberry from Close To My Heart I used here on my card.  The rest of the paper is from DCWV (argyle) and CTMH (cardstock).  The flowers are from Prima, the brads, safety pin, charm and bling are all from CTMH, the ribbon is from JoAnn's.  I used my spellbinders dies for the image, the corners and the sentiment.  I distressed my edges using one of those edge distressers that came in my distressing kit from CTMH.  So cool!
Here's a closer view of Tilda 
ACK!  I almost forgot one VERY important detail...Where I got my Tilda! How on earth could I forget the focal point of my card LOL
This is "Tilda With Hearts" from the Magnolia Love Collection.  

Have a Simply Magnolia day,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My very first Maggie...

...and now I'm hooked!

Below is the card I made using my very first Magnolia stamp.  I just love her, what more can I say!  I used so many things on this card.  Here's the list:
"Loves Me Tilda" stamp
Paper ~ Daisy D's
Paper Flowers ~ CTMH & Prima
Brads, Gem, Safety Pin, Buckle ~ CTMH
Ribbon ~ JoAnn's
Markers ~ Copic
Sentiment ~ CTMH
Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge

This card was created for my March Mingle partner.  She really did enjoy receiving this card even though I had a hard time letting it go.  But...I've made so many more to fill it's spot.  Stay tuned for more of my Magnolia creations!
Why don't Magnolia's have a mouth you ask?  Well, here's the scoop!  Magnolia's are angels and angles speak with their hearts.  Awww...isn't that the sweetest thing you've ever heard?

Have a Simply Magnolia day!

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The place where you'll find all things Magnolia and nothing else.

Thank you for visiting my blog, here you will find my Magnolia creations.  I hope you enjoy looking at my artwork.  All of my work will be available for sale at my etsy store (unless otherwise noted).

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