Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School

Happy Wednesday!

Are you having a good week? I know it is only August but it feels like September here. I could see my breath this morning. Not impressed....LOL!

I hope you will join us over at Midweek Magnolias for our "Back to School" challenge. I made this little book mark for my little friend Eli. Tomorrow is his first day of Kindergarten. How exciting - I am sure it will be harder on the mother than on him.....





Here is what I used to create my bookmark:
Magnolia Stamp - Edwin with glasses
Magnolia DooHickey Die- Dragon Fly
LaLa Land - Balloon Die
Misc. goodies
I colored my image with Copic markers and used liquid glass on his glasses.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - #123 Back to School
Stamp and Create - August Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - #75 Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - #4 Anything Goes

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bling it On

Happy Friday,

Is everyone ready for the weekend? TodayI would like to share my new project. I used items from my  August of the Month Kit from the Flying Unicorn. It is fabulous. I really enjoyed making my mixed media project. Come join our new challenge at Magnolia Forever "Bling".




Here are the items I used to create my project:
Magnolia Stamp -Tilda Rose Scent
Magnolia DooHickey Die- Dragonfly
La La Land - Flower
Cherry Lynn - Heart Die
Wooden embellishments
Metal embellishments
Bling
Flower
Lace, Trim, Ribbon
Gesso, Prima Bloom Spray Gold Foil, Iris and Pressed Petal
Pion Paper - My Special Daughter
Copic Markers
Prima Stencils
Mask Charm

I am entering my project in the following projects:
Magnolia Licious - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Challenges #241 Shabby Chic
Divas by Design - So Charming
7Kids College Fund - #106 Anything Goes


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fur and Feathers

Happy Sunday,

Tilda and Wiola are painting the town red. I colored part of my image with Copics, paper pieced Tilda's outfit and used a sea sponge with distress ink on the dog and the flower bouquet. Below are the other goodies I used on my card:

Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Tilda Tag, Dragonfly and feathers
Feather
Pearl Bling
Ribbon, lace, flower
Paper clip embellishment
Note pad paper from Prima
Doily Stencil from Prima

Please join us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge "Fur and Feathers".


Here are a couple of close-ups:



I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamp and Create Magnolia - #41 Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - #74 Tilda and Any Sentiment
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - July Bingo (Lace, Pearls,  Die Cut)
7 Kids College Fund - #105 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Get Wordy

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Butterflies and Dragonflies

Happy Wednesday Midweek Magnolia Fans,

Today I would like to share my altered box with you. I repurposed  a wooden chocolate box. First I painted the box with white chalk paint, stenciled a flower on each side of the box, sprayed with Prima Bloom Sprays Peony and Gold Foil, took a sea sponge and dabbed Tim Holtz Green Moss distress ink to create the look of my box. The inside of the box is lined with Maja paper. I sprayed the lace on the bottom with cotton candy. To create the color on the stenciled flowers I used a dauber with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany. Each side of the box was stamped with images from Graphic 45 "A Secret Garden". Inside the box I used Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies Dragon Fly and Doily Flowers. To create the pearl polka dots on the outside of the box I used Liquid Pearls. The cover of my box is two hearts one plan traced with the outside covered with trim then layered over that is the heart die from Mariane Dies. And lastly the star of my project is the Large Butterfly Magnolia stamp. I paper pieced the butterfly with Maja paper, used some White Shabby Frantage and liquid pearls.

Come join us at Midweek Magnolia for our "Decorate a gift bag or a box".

            Magnolia Sweden








Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of you week.


Monday, August 4, 2014

A Blog Hop with a Difference

Good Evening! So to be so late in the day.

 Kelly Neis asked me to participate in a Blog Hop With a Difference so that we can get to know each other more.   Kelly and I worked on 7Kids College Fund together as Co-DT Leaders and became fast friends. We have a lot in common and enjoy sharing ideas, laughing, and oh shopping online. Although this can be quite dangerous. I feel blessed to have a good friend in Kelly.

Here are the questions I will try to answer for you.

What am I working on?

I am using Prima Bloom Sprays on my canvas. I absolutely love them. I do however, recommend you use a sealer on your finished projects as the sprays are sometimes a little tacky. I used Lime, Iris and Gold Foil Sprays then to darken parts of my design I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Green Moss and Concord Grape.
I chose Magnolia Postal Stamp and Magnolia DooHickey Dragonfly Die. To complete my design I used Prima Resin embellishments, tulle, flowers, bling, metal flower, misc. stamps,chipboard butterfly (used white picket fence crackle paint by Tim Holtz,  lace trim and paper (Pion and Maja).







How Does my Creating Process Work?

  My creative process is sparked by colors, textures, and goodies. I do create my projects in my head first. However, they do morph as they come together. My favorite stamps and dies are Magnolia. The papers I love to use are from Maja and Pion. If you can't tell I love pink. I love frilly, girly with lots of flowers and beautiful trim. Sometimes a DP, stamp or and embellishment just really helps my creative juices flow.


Magnolia Printers Tray


Handmade flower using lace and twinkling H20's


Prima Doll Canvas

Shabby Chic Magnolia Wall Hanging


My most recent Printer's Tray


Why do I create altered project and canvases?

I really like to work on a project that takes some time. I feel that with these types of projects the sky is the limit. They actually take on a life of their own. It is fun to create beautiful scenes and to give them away as gifts.

How Does my Work Differ From other Genre?

I think all of us have a specialty. I believe mine is capturing all the details. I like my work to look finished and balanced. My husband actually when solicited gives me advice on whether I should add something or not. I feel blessed that he supports my habit.

Because of my past Design Teams I have made some very nice friends.  Only1of my friends were able to join in this blog hop with me, Karen Stark from Karen's Fun blog.  I was as fortunate as Kelly to meet another blogger, Penny Mull from 9 Hawks and Dragonfly this is how great friendships begin.

 I chose Karen Stark as I really enjoy her work. Karen is part of the Magnolia-Licious Design Team. Karen is very creative and kind. Her cards are beautiful and I just love her vintage, shabby chic style. She has the sweetest baby grandson.  Karen and I got to know each other last year when we figure out that our birthdays were both in July. Yes, I am a little older than Karen.  I hope you go visit her blog Karen's Fun blog and she will do her blog hop on Monday August 11th.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Karen

I am entering my canvas the following challenges.
Magnolia Licious - Animals or Accessories
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - #205 Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girlz - #23 Anything Goes




Friday, August 1, 2014

Edwin's Beach Vacation

Happy Friday!

Today I would like to share my tag with you for our Magnolia Forever challenge "Beach". I chose Edwin with a Starfish from Magnolia. I was very excited to use my new Magnolia DooHickeys. Just love them can't wait to get the next package.

I used Pion Paper and colored Edwin with Copic Markers and paper pieced his clothing. Lastly, embellished with tulle, floss, mesh and bling.





I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Magnolia Downunder - #241 Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Anything Goes
ICC -#170 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cutie Pie

Happy Thursday,

Today is my last day as guess designer for Digi Bells. I want to say that it was an honor and a pleasure participating in the challenges for the last three months. Thank you!

You can purchase this sweetie here  "Pati's Kisses". I colored her with Copic Markers - E000, E00, R20, E70, E71, E74, B93, B95, V

I used Authentique paper, Go Create Dies, Tulle, Shabby White Frantage, lace, flowers and Magnolia Doohickey Die -Swirly Butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by!



I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door -Anything Goes