Friday, April 27, 2012

Just Magnolia - Edwin with Stolen heart

 Ok. I have some exciting news to share!  A couple days ago, I received an email from Bev  from Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge Blog and she offered me a spot as one of the DTs! Wow, it was such a surprise to me. Most of the DTs of Just Magnolia are those who I really look up to and admire for their talent and beautiful creations.
Now, I am so honored to be part of this group of talented ladies.

 So my card today is my first DT card for Just Magnolia and our challenge for this week is
 Buttons & Bows.
Come and join us in our challenge!
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Edwin with Stolen Heart is colored with Copic markers. I used some waxed cord to wrap around the DP (which I don't know where I got it from...sorry).  I distressed the edges and stained with Frayed Burlap.  I also used a piece of burlap clothe for the tag. For embellishments, some buttons, charms, lace ribbon and WOC flowers, clip & ticket from Tim Holtz to complete the card.


 The inside of the card.
 Up close...
 and closer
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Hugs,
Mae

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heart Daisies

My card for today is made with an image from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection from Magnolia called Tilda's Heart Flowers.  And because the image is a flower, I decided not to embellish it with flowers.  Instead, I paired the card with a mini flower arrangement. I colored the image with Copics, embellished it with lace, ribbons and bows, charms and sticky pearls. I also stitched the edges with my sewing machine.

Challenge:
Ribbon Carousel:  Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Buttons and Bows
Scrapalicious: Flower Power


A closer look at the  image.

Here's the mini floral arrangement.

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Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,
Mae


Monday, April 23, 2012

Tilda with PeonyTails

A beautiful Monday to all! For the last couple days the weather has been so good and so we have been spending a lot of time in the park. Yesterday, my desk was abit lonely because there were lots of garden work waiting for me. Last night, I finally got a chance to finish this card.  I also made a little floral arrangement to go with the card.
I used Magnolia Stamp: Tilda with Peonytails and colored the image with Distress Ink.  All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenge:
Totally Tilda:  Challenge #45 Stitching


 This is the inside of the card.  I used the same sketch but used the opposite side of the paper for the layout.

 A closer look at Tilda



 This is the mini floral arrangement  I made to match the card.

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Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you all have a great day!

Hugs,
Mae






Whiff of Joy -DT card for Stamp and Create

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!
It's Monday and we have another Product Spotlight Sale at
Stamp and Create

This week, all Whiff of Joy stamps are on sale 25% off

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I used a stamp from Whiff of Joy: Oakley with Wooden Sign by Elizabeth Bell and colored the image using Copic Sketch Markers. The designer paper and die cuts are KaiserCrafts Pack you bags 6x6 paper pack. The corner embellishments were cut using Whimsy Shapeology Corner Set Dies. For decoration and embellishments, I used blue 2 toned flowers, light blue and ivory wrinkled ribbons, some twine and a charm. The leaves were cut using CC Designs Cutter Leaves Die.


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Hugs,
Mae



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Edwin at the Beach

Hello Stamping friends! I just finish this card (like 10 minutes ago...) that I am going to share with you today.  The image is from the Magnolia Spring Kit.

I colored Edwin with Distress Ink Reinkers. And because I didn't have any beach/ocean background, I just drew a beach-like scene with a distant coconut tree. I also glue some beach sand to look like he was standing on the beach.  Now, my big coconut tree is something I just cut free-hand.

Challenge: 

 I used buttons for my coconuts :)

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Hope you like my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Mae

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tilda with Daisy for Stamp & Create Product Spotlight : Basic Grey

Hello Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It's Monday and the card I'm going to share with you is my DT project for Stamp and Create Product Spotlight.
This week our Product Spotlight is
Basic Grey Products

I used Tilda with Daisy stamp and colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers.  I used Basic Grey Olivia 6x6 Paper pad.  The flowers are CC Designs Christmas Bulbs Border Die and CC Designs Leaves. I also used Basic Grey Eva brads for the sentiment. The sentiment is AmyR Fence sentiments.

This is a simple flat card with a tag insert at the back for a message. I colored the image with Distress Ink Re-inkers on Arches WC HP 140lbs paper.

Here's a closer look at the flowers.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Mae
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This week's Product Spotlight Sale is: Basic Grey
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sweet Princess

Hi stamping friends and Maggie lovers! It has been a while since I last submitted a card for a challenge.  I have not sat down to color for a while because I have been cleaning, arranging, re-arranging, organizng and re-organizing my craft area.  I really need space and lots of it but it's the one thing that I can't have enough of....argh!
Finally, I actually got to finish this card today.  This image is from the latest collection of Magnolia Stamps: Sweet Princess Tilda and I colored her with Distress Ink Reinkers.
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Challenge:
Simply Magnolia: Sketch Time
Just Magnolia: Lovely Lace
Paper Sundaes: #116 Anything Goes








 A closer look at Tilda

 The inside of the card has the same sketch as the outside.

 Supplies:
Basic Grey Plumeria
WOC Flowers
Doohickey Dies: Heart Swirl
Charms, twine, ribbon, lace from my stash

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I hope you like my card and thank you from visiting my blog!

Hugs,
Mae


Friday, April 13, 2012

Edwin with Airplane

Happy Friday everybody! Wow, it has been a while since I posted here. I haven't done much coloring lately and I think I have deprived myself of that. LOL Earlier this week we had friends from Michigan who came for a short visit and gave them a tour and view of Lake Michigan from our side of the lake (Chicago).  It was fun having them around.

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Today, I'm sharing with an easel card with an image from the latest Magnolia Collection called Edwin with Airplane.  When this collection came out, this was the first image that caught my attention. My son, Edriann LOVES airplanes. And this image reminds me of the time when he started his airplane collection.  When he saw the stamp, he wanted me to make a card using this stamp, with no flowers, nothing pink and no girly things...LOL

 



I used White Liquid Applique for the clouds but I kinda over heated it and burnt it a little bit so I painted over some acrylic paint to make everything white :)

Supplies used:
Distress Ink Reinkers
Magnolia Stamps: Edwin w/ airplane, Log, background
Doohickey Grass
Tim Holtz clip & ticket adage
 
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Have a great Weekend, everyone!
 
Hugs,
Mae 
 
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Stamp & Create DT card

Hi Everybody! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend!
My internet connection has been so frustrating lately due to some repairs being done in one of the main lines in the subdivision. I am hoping to have a better and faster connection soon.

I didn't get much coloring done yesterday. And today, we had some visitors for Michigan.  A good friend of ours (bestman at our wedding) and his family came for a short visit so we brought them to see our side of Lake Michigan.  The weather was great and the kids had fun too.

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Last Friday, I received an email from Lacey Stephens, owner of Stamp and Create. She offered me a spot on the Design Team! WOW!  It is such an honor to be on the team! Stamp and Create was one of my fave webstores.  Thank you, Ladies for making me part of the team.

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And now for this week's Product Spotlight Sale:
Magnolia Stamps on sale up to 25% off this week!!

The sale runs through midnight Sunday, April 15th.

We also have some candy!



**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to www.stampandcreate.com...
The candy end Sunday, April 15th at 7pm EST
 
 
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And for my first DT card and I used Distress Inks to color the image

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Supplies used:
Ribbon, brads, twine, flower from my stash

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Enjoy the rest of your day! We still have a lot of catching up with our friends and the night is still young! **wink-wink**
 
Hugs,
Mae
 



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Blessings

Hi Stamping Friends! Hope y'all are having a wonderful day.  As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I don't have any Easter themed stamp (yet) so I have to improvise.  But this last few weeks, Easter was most of the challenges' theme...so I had to do something...again, improvise!
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Challenges
Midweek Magnolia:  Homespun Style
Wild Orchid Challenge: Things with Wings




For  TOMIC: This my bunny! :)
  





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I used a Magnolia background and colored it with Distress Ink Reinkers. I know (I think...) I can do better than this but for now, this is the best scene I can do. :)

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WOC: all flowers (except for the crocheted flowers: my stash)
Sentiment: LOTV circular Sentiments
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
CC Designs Butterfly Die (smaller one)
Doohickey: Tilda Tag
Memory Box: Bird cage
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Hope you guys like this one!

Hugs,
Mae




Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ballet Princess

A beautiful Tuesday to you all.  It is such a wonderful day here in Chicago.  Today, my stitches come out and I'm excited about it because it means I'm done with the first step of the 1st phase. Still a long way to go but I'm inching my way there :)

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Have you had a a song stuck in your head and you just can't stop singing it? How about a scene or a picture? After I can across  the Colour Create Challenge Blog, I just can get the inspiration photo out of my head.  This is my 2nd entry. The color combo is 
DEEP PURPLE, BRIGHT GREEN & CREAM

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Other Challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes 

 I went thru all my stash and I did find a couple of things I can use for this challenge. And this is what I came up with!


 All the flowers are from Wild Ortchid Crafts.
Ribbons, charms, lace, doily, strings from my stash.






 I used the Magnolia Doohickey: Heart Swirl for the ballet shoes. Yes, I turned the other one over!

 I colored Tilda using Copics for my base ( E000, V91, E23, G24) and  Albrecht Durer WC Pencils and Gamsol. Distress Inks for background shadow: Milled Lavender.
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I hope you like my project for today.  I sure enjoyed making this last night!

Hugs,
Mae