Sunday, December 27, 2009

Two Magnolia challenges

This project was made for two challenges:
I created a candy box that uses a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock but in the end is not square or rectangle. I found the pattern on Split Coast Stampers under resources, there sure are a lot of patterns over there!

Here is a front shot of the candy box. You will have to excuse the contents as all I had was Halloween candy brought over by my grandchildren (well actually their mom).

I really love this Tilda and when I bought her I thought she could be used for any type of love theme and not just Halloween. With that being said I think she is great for Valentine's day!!

Here is a close up of the little sign.

And here is another pic from the top. This box is actually pretty large, I emptied one full 1-gallon baggie of candy and still added more from another.

You're still hot

A magnet from a friend inspired this card, along with the new image from the Magnolia winter kit.

This card fits into six challenges. It is so nice to be able to play along again.
I bought this paper several months ago from a store in the area and just love it. It is so pretty!

I also love this new Tilda from the winter kit from Magnolia Sweden. Isn't she adorable?? I colored her with Copics and added some Stickles to her shoes, wings and rose. Here is a close up.

I used my Peony Nestabilities that I purchased from Stamping Scrapping over the holidays as a mat for her. I learned the technique of outlining with the Nesties from a post somewhere but it originated from Katherina Frei's blog.

The sentiment on the front of the card says 'You're still hot' and then on the inside it says 'Even though it comes in flashes'. I just love this!!

Hope you enjoyed visiting and that you come again soon.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cubicle Calendars completed

Whew!! I finished all of the cubicle calendars that I wanted to make -- grand total is 21!

Each calendar has used a different Magnolia stamp ... does that tell you that I have a lot??

Here are the pics:
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Magnolia News

One of my favorite stores to shop at, Stamping Scrapping, is now offering Magnolia stamps! There is also a new blog and design team to help promote this so hop on over to the blog, Magnolia Stamp Lovers, and see who the DT is.

While you are there be sure to grab a blinkie and check out Vivi's site -- there's some great blog candy up for grabs!

If you have never shopped at Stamping Scrapping you should check it out. Cindy is an awesome lady. She works night and day and lives off of expresso!! She is always happy, her shipping is fast and her products top of the line. And her scents, oh my gosh!! Oh, and she also has her own line of stamps!! You really gotta check it out!!

Hope you keep checking back as there are some exciting things in store!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Scrappy Frogs - Holiday Decor

The bi-weekly challenge at Scrappy Frogs this go around is for holiday decor.

I made this cute little hanging ornament that my grandson ended up confiscating from me but he is just as cute as the little mouse on the front so I decided to let him have it.

This little mouse is a digital image from the Greeting Farm. Isn't it just adorable? I love his little glasses. I colored him using my Copics.

This hanging ornament is made using a blank cd. I wanted a large circle so grabbed a cd to draw on the paper and decided that it would make a good base so I used it .... hehehehe. I also added some lace to dress it up some.

To hold down the lace I put scor-tape on the edge and then just folded it over all the way around. The scor-tape holds it in place and sticks it down at the same time.

The other side of the ornament has a hand colored wreath stamp with stickles on the pointsettas. This has also been colored using Copics.

Whimsy Challenge 33 - Chip off the block

This weeks challenge at Whimsy is to use chipboard in your project.

I made a diamond pop up card using Whimsy's baseball player stamp. I used chipboard for the front of the card and also the bases.

I colored him using my Copics a nd added white ink from Stampin' Up on the bases. The DP is from the boys stack by DCWV.

Here is a pic of the side view and also a close up of the baseball player.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cubicle Calendar

Like so many people I live in a cubicle during the day and unfortunately that is where I spend most of my waking hours. I am part of a system replacement project at work that kicks off on 1-4-2010 and there will be 16 of us in a confined space for the next year. With that our cubicles are staying behind at our main building and they are moving us into a different building.

I thought it would be a great idea to introduce my new team mates to the world of Magnolia's so I decided to make each one a calendar. I am calling these cubicle calendars.

I just took a small piece of card stock - 4 1/4 x 7 1/4 and decorated it with a stamp and a miniature tear off calendar that I printed and assembled. I found the calendar over at Split Coast Stampers by doing an internet search on free mini calendars.

Here is the first of 16.
I used Oops Tilda for this one. The person I made it for loves to bake in her spare time so this is the first stamp I thought of when thinking of her. I added some little trinkets I had to go with the theme.

The DP is from DCWV Kitchen stack. I colored two of the Oops Tilda's, cut out pieces and layered them on top of the first Tilda to give her dimension.

Here is a close up of Tilda.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today.

2010 Calendars

I have not posted much in the last few weeks. I have had the flu then a horrible cold, a transition at work and just life in general. I am starting to feel some control though so I am thankful for that.

At my SAFMCRJ - stay away from my card room job (lol!!) I will be moving to a year long project so I have to leave my current position for the time being. It is tough as I just love my job and my staff (they are the bestest!!) so I wanted to make them something special to show them that I care. I made each one a month by month Magnolia calendar.

So, this will be a long post but not because of me being windy but because of the pics. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the pics!

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