Thursday, May 9, 2019

TGIF #210 Color Challenge

Yall know my dream is to be asked to be a designer on the TGIF team. I just admire all of those girls so much! It's filled with talent and it would be so fun to get to know them better. So, I'm committing to participating in EVERY SINGLE challenge until they notice me! LOLOL This color challenge seemed to scream the up and coming Bird Ballad suite from Stampin' Up. I'm getting better with my Blends markers and tried my hand at these fat and happy little guys! I added in the Birch background stamp and the Subtle embossing folder with a few touches of champagne foil paper too.

Here's the link so you can check out what their DT came up with and be inspired to create your own!
TGIF Challenge Blog

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop-Fabulous Florals

I had so much fun with the floral theme of this month’s hop! I combined some retiring items with some up and coming items too. 
 My card was created for a swap, using the “To a Wild Rose” stamp set and the Verdant Harden designer series paper. Just a smidge. I pulled the green tones from it for the stamped leaves and fussy cut the flower to layer it for more depth.

This shows you more of the dimension. The twine and pearls were the perfect accent!

For my 3D project I created a beautiful box. The base is from “Mossy Meadow” and the top is created from the wood print DSP. I’m really gonna miss that! Y’all better stock up now! I kept the same color scheme as my card, adding in the coordinating does, the gorgeous Petal Pink ribbon and then the editing wood grain buttons. I love buttons SO much. I will miss them too! 

I’ll put jewelry in here. Most boxes are fine for chocolate but I think this one needs something really high class. Lol. I love the sentiments in this set. It’s designer by one of the million dollar achievers and I’m really glad I decided to get it with my pre-order. Add it to the top of your list in the new catalog! 

Thanks for joining us and hopping along! You can catch the full lineup here if you missed anyone! XOXO

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


It's time for the Paper Craft Crew!
This sketch was so pretty and I decided to make the circles flowers with a new stamp set debuting in the new catalog! I added elements from the Magnolia Designer Series Paper and it all came together quite easily! Coordinating envelope, of course! #nonakedenvelopes

What kind of challenge do YOU prefer? We all know I love sketches, but there's color combinations and all sorts of ways to be inspired. What do you pefer? 

Friday, May 3, 2019

TGIF Challenge 209

I'm determine to work hard and be asked to join the TGIF Design Team! The only way to really be on the radar i to participate in the weekly challenges! This is my start for that with the focus on SEPIA! It lent itself perfectly to ink up my "Let It Ride' stamp set. I also incorporated the upcoming "Birch" background stamp and "Timeless Textures."

EVERYTHING is inked/sponged in Soft Suede, even bringing back the crumple technique on the piece of Crumb. The coffee cup stain is in that textures set and its RETIRING at the end of this month, so you'll want to snag it quick! I stamped it on the wood designer series paper WHICH IS ALSO LEAVING, so stock up! I wanted to mimic a lasso with my twine and added one of my favorite embellishments: BUTTONS!!
I added this fun sentiment on the inside, with more inking of course! I created it to mail to my friend Andrea as she puts herself out there to achieve one of her own Design Team goals! I'm not sure if I'm going to give it to her though; I like it too much! SHHHH...don't tell!

Meet me back here tomorrow and I'll share my new TGIF Challenge project with a fun color combo!

Good Morning Magnolia

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing-Sentimental Rose Blog Hop

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit was DEFINITELY  the best yet! Don't ya think?!
They really outdid themselves with use of their patented distINKtive stamps! They give us depth in a one step process. And because this kit was so well done, I knew alternatives might be difficult. I chose to only open the kit to the extent of seeing the stamp set and embellishments. I think they turned out ok, but I’ll let you be the judge! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!

I knew I wanted a card and a home decor project. I thought I’d coordinate the two for my mom for that May holiday coming up. Good thing she doesn’t follow my blog, huh? Lol. I had just gotten my preorder of my new Stampin Up supplies, so I thought I’d debut a brand new color for the 2019-2021 collection of in-colors! It’s: Teracotta Tile. It pairs beautifully with the Mint Macaron and So Saffron they had in the kit. I rain it through with the country floral embossing folder and put a touch of that dictionary paper across the bottom with the smidge of gold foil across the middle, all popped up with dimensionals. The stitched label dies looked perfect for a touch of vellum. I stamped the focal flower image three different times on So Saffron cardstock and then fussy cut them into layers and stacked them together. I used the corrugated element from the kit and inked it ALL with the gray granite included. That’s what I stamped the sentiment in too! I punched a few leaves from that print and topped them up the right side. A bit of the included white twine and a shirt cut of mint Macaron twine around the frame completed it all, plus a few of the MM enamel dots and a gold embellishment center. 

Kinda fabulous, isn’t it?! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Here’s the coordinating card:

I created a full sized card with a Teracotta Tile base. This time I embossed a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock with the same folder. I stamped directly on the printed piece with my So Saffron ink and punches the leaves from vellum. I used some upcoming dies to cut that cute banner from and added the sentiment on top. Once again I fussy cut the flower focal point, using the Teracotta Tile ink and popped up.  Those were layered over a piece of the corrugated  band a spare label. All wrapped up in the white twine. I ran it tightly through my fingernails to curl it. It adds such a fun touch. 

This is the kit, as designed to create by Stampin Up! Can you believe it's only $22?!?!

May’s Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be beautiful! It was designed with the help of Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder. Shelli worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper, and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot. Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock (a new 2019-21 In Color), Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.

That's what I have for you! If you're just joining us, you'll find the hop list below with all of the participants. I'd be delighted if you'd add me to your follow list. I'll be back with you tomorrow with some BLOG CANDY! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

One Stamp At A Time Bring on the Birthdays BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the OSAT BIRTHDAY BASH! By now you've seen some incredible projects, and I bring you one last car and 3D item. I'm going to share with you my box, first. It's super simple in design but the magic happens in all the elements and layers.  This box and card are going to a very special stamping friend, TURNING 40 next week on March 21st! Be sure to stop by that Stampin' Mother Tucker and sing, comment, send a singing telegram or call her and wish her the best! I already have 2 gifts sent but a third is on its way (this project). I'm using her favorite DSP, Petal Promenade and some beautiful accessories to go with it. This photo shows you the box, pulled out from its cover.
In this image I'm showing you the box while it's half slid out so that you can get an idea of how it goes together.
And this, my friends, is it all put together and decorated.  I used the coveted Petal Pink/Whisper White variegated ribbon, wrapped around the entire thing and sealed with a big ole bow. Like JoJo. I layered circles of Petal Pink cardstock, vellum and then the stitched labels framelit cut in Mossy Meadow layered with more Petal Pink and then "BIRTHDAY" stamped in Blackberry Bliss onto vellum and trimmed to top it.  The stamp set is from the Darling Label Punch Box in the annual catalog. I stamped the baby butterfly in Blackberry Bliss ON Blackberry Bliss and attached hi, with a baby dimensional. There's a die cut leaf tucked in there, a piece of Pearlized Doily back there too. I JUST COULDN'T STOP so there's also a couple of rhinestones!

Let me give you a few suggestions for trying this one yourself. This is what the scored piece of Mossy Meadow looks like.
Then you need to use your paper snips up the two middle score lines.  This is a 3 sided box, so we don't need anything else. You'll just adhere those flaps up together and you've got it!
This is the Blackberry Bliss cover. It's score just a teeny bit wider than the base and gave myself an extra 1/2" on the end so that we can seal it into itself. Then I took that BEAUTIFUL strip of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and glued it right down the center before the adorning began!
This is the card that I created to coordinate with the box. It's an OTT (Over-the-top) card with the inside decorated, as well as the envelope.  I used a Mossy Meadow card base and layered an embossed piece of Petal Pink on top. This is a new embossing folder called Country Floral and YOU NEED IT! Gosh, it's just stunning! So that went on with another piece of that gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP and then I started repeating the same layers and embellishments I'd done on the box. Pearlized doily, vellum, rhinestones, variegated ribbon , stitched framelit and a little butterfly!

This is a shot of the inside. I used the Stitched All Around stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink on a Petal Pink matte. There's a piece of a vellum doily tucked up into the corner and the DSP is carried in with a strip across the bottom.

These two showcase the coordinated envelope. Since it's going to Andrea, I went all out. On the front, to the left, is an embossed piece of Petal Pink with a layer of Mossy Meadow added too and then one of our little Blackberry Bliss butterflies. I used another piece of that gorgeous DSP to adhere to the envelpe flap and then trimmed around it to finish it                                                off!

It's all going out in the mail to her tomorrow, so shhhh...... Can't divulge what I'm putting in there, just in case she checks my blog.  Thank y'all soooo much for hanging in there til the end and hopping along! We'll be back next month with some SPRING FLING to inspire you!.

 I'd love to hear your thoughts or just tell me about your current project. What are you working on?? Leave it all in the comments below! XOXO

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