Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Magnolia-licious Hello Little Butterfly

Hello Sweet Readers,

It's time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog! Our challenge for this two week period is to create a project using...


The rules are the same. You must use a Magnolia product AND your project must clearly show the current theme in some way. This week, Team A has some fabulous inspirations to share. Next Tuesday, Team B will share their examples. I just know there is some thing there to inspire you!

This is the front of my card. All Magnolia-licious products are posted below the last photo. I hope you like what I have created and will leave a little love! One lucky commenter will be selected to win a special surprise from Diana at Magnolia-licious! For those of you who live abroad, your comments count as well!

As you can see, I chose to create a window in the front while using the stamped image as the focal point on the inside. This was new to me! I like the "shadow box" feel that is given. Here are the other images:

I wanted to keep the inside left very simple. I just used a simple way to state the greeting, a trio of pretty flowers, pearl trim around a Nestie frame, and a Magnolia-licious butterfly die with a pearl body. I went a bit more fancy on the inside right by adding a doily border and more pearls around the image which is actually three stamps combined into a little scene. There is a hidden tag on the left that will allow a personal message to be included. I also modified the Dragonfly Doohickey Die by removing the body and adding the butterfly body to the die cut. I followed this up with pearls as well.

Here are the Magnolia-licious Products I've used for this card:

Hello Little Butterfly #321
Scalloped Tag Doohickey Die #28
Swirly Butterfly Doohickey Die #29
Bon Voyage Foliage Doohickey Die #6
Dragonflies Doohickey Die #9
Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate Doohickey Die #81
Tea Label Shape Doohickey Dies (circle) #69 Envelope Edge Doohickey Dies
Tilda Doily Doohickey Die
Open Gate Stamp - Hoppy Easter 2010
Butterfly Signpost - Chasing Butterflies

I hope you like what I have created. I thought it turned out nicely. I love the blues. Make sure you visit the rest of the Design Teamies to see what they've done for you. Don't forget to leave a little love for them, too!

Don't forget to visit the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Store for your Magnolia and Wee Stamps! If the item you wish isn't in stock, just let Diana know. She may be able to get it in for you!

Have a wonderful week and keep crafting!

Love to you,


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #70 - ends 6/7 - Shabby Chic

Fashionista Challenge #16 - ends 6/15 - Use a Magnolia Stamp

You, Me, and Magnolia #14 - ends 6/7- Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl - ends - June 1 - May Magnolia Only

It's a Magnolia Challenge #57 - ends 6/6 - Must use an Edwin or Tilda image

Vintage Stamping Challenges #8 - ends 6/2 - Lace and Pearls

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mini Monday by the "Not the Mamas and Papas!"

Here's the You Tube link to the song Monday, Monday by the Mamas and Papas. I created my own version below. I dare you to sing or hum along while singing the modified lyrics...LOL

Ba-da ba-da-da-da
Ba-da ba-da-da-da

Mini Monday, today's the day,
Mini Monday, I just had some time to play
Oh Mini Monday, Mini Monday I just want to say
At Magnolia-licious it's time for another Mini Monday

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But when Mini Monday comes, but when Mini Monday comes
The Design Team will inspire you every time!

Mini Monday, today's the day,
Mini Monday, I just had some time to play
Oh Mini Monday, Mini Monday I just want to say
At Magnolia-licious it's time for another Mini Monday

Did that make you smile? Maybe not, LOL! Yes, it's Mini Monday at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog! It's a reminder to pull out your adorable mini Magnolias and give them a little work out!

Today, I've created for you a dinner invitation featuring an Edwin as a chef mini as well as some of the new Doo-hickey Dies. I hope I might spark a little inspiration for you! Here is the first photo:

I wanted to add some interest by using a Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Circle Die, which I folded in half,as the base of my card. Then, using the Grand Nestabilities Circle Dies, I added two semi-circles. A doily, some flowers, a sentiment, the Doohickey Silverware Dies cut from silver foil cardstock, and a Mini Chef Edwin finishes off the front.

Here is a photo of the interior:

On the inside, I chose to use the smaller version of the silverware Doohickey Dies also cut from silver foil cardstock. I used my computer to print up the details. A couple of matching flowers, a die cut, and another cute bow finishes off the inside.

Here are the items available at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Store:

Mini Chef Edwin - #141

Large Silverware Doohickey Die - #78

Mini Silverware Doohickey Die - #77

I hope you will also visit the blogs of the DT gals who also create inspirations for you.

Make sure not to miss the Deal of the Day at the Magnolia-licious Store's Home Page. Each day, Diana has posted a real steal of a deal! The featured products are heavily discounted for only 24 hours. There may be items posted that you've wanted to have, but needed to wait on. Now is the time to go for it!

Have a wonderful week! I hope you will stop by again! Don't forget to leave a comment to have your name put in the running to win a special surprise from Diana!

Love to you,


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Magnolia Tilda Likes Rainy Weather

Hello Sweet Readers,

It's time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog! The challenge for this two week period is to create a card with a WEATHER THEME. I chose to use two Magnolia Tilda stamps under an umbrella and also have a weather related sentiment. I did, however, want my sentiment to be supportive and positive.

Before I share my card with you, I wanted you to know, in case you didn't know already, that Magnolia-licious has a "Deal of the Day!" How about that? Each day, Diana posts a new item on the store's Home Page. This item has been significantly reduced in price making it a real deal and steal! Be sure to check it out each and every day!

Now for my weather themed card. I chose two Tildas and masked them together. I thought both of these little darlings were such a perfect pairing. Both images were painted and look so much better IRL, LOL. Here is the front of my card:

I drew little raindrops and glittered them so they would sparkle. The umbrella has a pale pink underside with a glittered polka dot pattern on the top. I used lots of layering, flowers, and a sweet umbrella charm. On the peak of the umbrella, I added a pink enameled metal charm.

Here are the images for the inside:

I've had this umbrella die for quite some time just saving it for this card. It's hard to see, but it has embossed dots on the top. Don't you love the umbrella paper? I thought it was so pretty when I got it. Again, bought with this challenge in mind. I love the Doohickey die border. It just adds nice texture.

Here is the final photo. This is of the bottom of the card's interior.

I thought that this particular sentiment would be so appropriate for those times when a friend needs support. I love cards that give strength and love to others. I chose to use part of a new Doohickey die - Lace Coaster. The only thing that bugged me about it was that it is not a true circle. It is wider at some areas than others. There is a hidden tag behind the yellow panel.

I have used the following products available at Magnolia-licious. Just click the link to be taken right to the item!

3016 - Tilda with Heart Balloons

294 - Tilda with Balloon

DH#1 - Vintage Tag Doohickey Die

DH#81 - Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate Doohickey Die

DH#84 - Lace Coaster Doohickey Die

DH#10 - Berry Lace Doohickey Die

I hope you like my creation. If you leave a comment for me, your name will be entered into a draw for a special gift from Diana.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will add a card to the Weather Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lovely HAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #69 - ends 5/24 - photo inspiration - I chose the colors, pink, teal (or is it blue?), and yellow

Dutch Magnolia Lovers - #57 - ends 5/24 - Inspired by a song - What About Us by the Saturdays - includes lyric "...whatever the weather we gon' be better together..." I had to modify it because I couldn't stand the bad grammar! LOL

Tilda's Town #52 - ends 5/16 - Something Old and Something New (old are my Tilda stamps while new are the dies)

Midweek Magnolias #60 - ends 5/15 - die cuts or punches (I have them on front and on the inside)

Wild Orchid Crafts #76 ends 5/18 - 3 or more different flowers