Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blog Candy Winner is...

drum roll please...

#6 (I can't figure out how to get the generator on here lol)

Congratulations Irene!  You are the blog candy winner!!  Please e-mail me with your mailing information at

I want to thank everyone who participated in the give-a-way!  Keep your eyes peeled for the next give-a-way!

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy 25th of June everyone!

Every 25th of the month over at the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog we have a blog hop featuring Christmas cards.  This month I used a super cute Tilda I haven't seen before.  Her name is Cozy Tilda and I just love her cozy little mitt and coat.  She looks so warm!

My paper came from an old Close To My Heart kit that I bought ages ago but it was wintery and worked perfectly with my Tilda.  I actually colored her AFTER I chose my paper this time LOL
Other items I used on my card were Snowflake buttons in various sizes from various companies, big silver brads, some ribbon from my stash, a safety pin and charm that reads NOEL.  Tilda is sitting on some baby blue floss from CTMH also.
One other element on my card was the use of stick-ease, a product from CTMH.  They are cardstock stickers that are made to look real.  I used them under the ribbon and the frame on the inside.  It's a fun little touch.
The sentiment was stamped with a CTMH stamp called For Every Occasion.
Here are some more views of my card:

Now lets hop on over to Kathy Curry's Blog and see what wonderful creation she has come up with this 25th of June. 
If you just came from Deb's Blog you're on the right track. 
If you started with my blog, hop back over here to Julie's blog and start from the beginning as I don't want you to miss a single great creation!  

Products used:
DP, brads, stick-ease, safety pin from CTMH
Ribbon from my stash
Snowflakes from various companies

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spooky Tilda...

Not!  There's nothing spooky about her at all, in fact, she's just adorable.
As you can clearly see, she's not attached to any card...yet...but it will happen someday.  I colored her yesterday and really liked how she turned out so I thought I'd share :)
I'm going to use her on a card for my hubby, he's deploying soon and I thought this would make a cute "halloween" card to send to him.  I'm going to put "BOO HOO I MISS YOU" on the inside, see the BOO is halloweenie LOL Ok, well I thought it was cute.  It's probably how I'm going to feel anyway...BOO HOO!!

Anyway, I colored her with my copics, gotta love those babies!  My ever growing collection :) I just had to go out and buy and new container to put them in for when I travel (yes, I have to take them with me along with some stamped images just to color LOL can you say "obsessed?")

Thanks for looking!!!  I will definitely post the card once I make it.  I promise!!

Oh, one more thing, I also used one of the MS punch around the page it!!  Wish now it was the cobweb one but oh well!

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June Mingle Card

So I was on a roll today in my scrapbook loft making cards that I am behind on.  Today, I finished up my June Mingle Card for my mingle partner (Marcia) over at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group.  Want to join?  Click on the group button on my sidebar --->

Ok, here is the card I made for Marcia.  I used Tilda with Cute Skirt (and boy is it ever a cute skirt).  The paper I received from one of the Card Kit Swaps.  Love those swaps.  I'm anxious to get my next set, I'm almost out of kits.  I am also hosting my own card kit swap so I can't wait to get those either :)

Other items used were beaded garland, paper flowers from Prima, satin roses from Hobby Lobby, ribbon from my ribbon jar, butterflies, and I also used Stairs from Magnolia too.  Gotta love those stairs.  The sentiment FOR YOU is from CTMH.
Here are some more views of my card.

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's a Girl...Good News Tilda

Ok, one more...I told you I was on a roll today, even though it was Father's Day, my hubby spent the afternoon playing is PS3 and since the kids were watching him I got some free time to myself :)

This card is for a friend of ours who is going to be having a baby girl any day now.  It will be her first girl after having 3 little boys, they are very excited and very done LOL!  I went a little non-trasitional on my card and used Good News Tilda from the Magnolia store.  I colored her using my Copics.  Paper was from CTMH, ribbon from Roberts Crafts, Charm from Dollar Store, flowers from Prima, Crafta, Hobby Lobby, brads from a kit swap (loved how well they matched with my paper and ribbon).  CONGRATULATIONS from CTMH (stamped on vellum and cut out). Other items used: Nestabilities and sticker sentiment.
another view and close-up of Tilda

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!

Tilda with Glitter Halo

Oh man has it been a while since I posted something!  About time!!

Today I finally finished this card I started about 3 weeks ago...Here's the scoop...I got this ingenious idea to create this really neat card where Tilda was kind of suspended in mid air being held on by two rings and having this castle looking arch behind her...Well as you can see, there are no rings, my paper kept ripping cause I couldn't find my piercing tool so I scrapped that idea and created a larger hole which I then looped some ribbon through, Ok so I got that part figured out and I created my really cool brick arch but then...I was stuck...OH NO!! what's a gal to do?!?  I sat the card up on my entertainment center for a whole 3 weeks, looking at it, avoiding it, you name it...Then I discovered those crystal bead deals that you can get in the bridal section of any craft store...Believe it or not, I actually bought some for my son's birthday cake...another story for another day, just know that I had some and I got so excited when I came up with the idea to dye them green using Tim Holtz's alcohol ink re-inkers and a plastic bag.  GENIOUS!  I now have crystal vines!  The whole thing came together in a jiffy once I had the idea.  I really love how this card turned out and it's possibly my absolute favorite card now.  

Ok, so here's some of the products I used on my card...

Tilda With Glitter Halo
Patterned paper from...I don't know LOL came from my stash!
Carsdstock from Close To My Heart
Crystal garland from JoAnn Crafts
Flowers from Prima and JoAnn Crafts
Brads from CTMH
Satin Roses from Hobby Lobby (I was giddy with excitement in the isle when I found these baby's LOL)
Punch from Making Memories...I think LOL
Butterflies from JoAnn Crafts

Here's my card and some closer details:

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


So, I just recently celebrated my birthday and to share in the celebration with you I am offering some BLOG CANDY!  Who doesn't like getting stuff for free right??

All you have to do is create a card using any Tilda image and the color YELLOW (it's my favorite color) and link your blog below.  Also, please include my blog candy picture somewhere on your blog so that others can play along too!  Once you've done that, come back and leave me a comment!

I will select the winner using on June 30th.  The winner will receive a nice little package of goodies from me including Tilda With Apple.  You will also receive a package of chipboard shapes from Heidi Grace, 3 Studio G stamp sets, 2 rounds of seriously fun and funky ribbon, and a package of primary brads from Making Memories.  I will also throw in a nice stack of stamped Tilda images!  How's that for some blog candy?!?!

**UPDATE** I am also adding 36 5/8" paper roses and 6 1-1/2" paper roses in various colors!

Here is a picture of the blog candy minus the images (cause I haven't stamped them yet LOL)

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!