Friday, August 30, 2013

Magnolia "W"enesday and Live and Love Crafts

I thought I'd take my picture outside for once because it was cloudy so I thought it might make a good picture.  It's a little dark but I still like it.  I hung it in my plum tree.  LOL! 

Another "W"enesday card for Magnolia-licious Stamps, Dies and so much more.  This image is a Wee image called "Spring Bringer".  I wish someone would come up with "Summer Stayer".  LMBO!  I guess I could always move....not really.  Dang-it!  I distressed all the edges using my Zutter distresser and then added cocoa Momento to all edges.

 At Live and Love Crafts inspiration, this week we are showcasing KEYS!  And what a selection there is at LLC!

 I've used a few Magnolia dies here which are the Tilda Lace border die, Leaf and Swirl and So Wrapped Lovely.   I tied up a big lace bow and added a key (from LLC) onto the heart die.

As you can see it's a thank you card so I distressed each letter and then adhered it to the arched piece of cardstock.  I made the flower under the cream colored rose center and added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  The foam stems are from LLC but you won't see any cream colored ones.  I actually painted those so they would match.  hee hee

More Wild Orchid Craft flowers, one ginormous Paislee flower and another gorgeous key from LLC.  


Pre-order your image now!!  

A new challenge has been posted at Magnolia-licious Stamps, Dies and so much more and this time it's "Clean and Simple".  It really should take you no time for this one.  LOL! 

 AND check out the new papers at Live & Love Crafts:

You can get them in 6" x 6" or you can get the 12" x 12" but either way they are freakin' gorgeous! 

Thanks for stopping by this week!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


YAY!!!!  Don't we just love these posts?!!  LOL!!  Well I appreciate all of you coming here to enter but also when you leave comments!  Sometimes I don't get a chance to reply but it never goes unnoticed.

So for the FIRST winner - YES THERE ARE MORE THAN 1!!!   

SANDY!!   She won but she doesn't want the contents because she has her fair share already so I am drawing another name for that.  

That winner is KELLY NEIS!!  

And because I hate seeing so many comments and only a few giveaways I've decided to do another giveaway for a $20 GC for your favorite supplier and that goes to GITTE!!!  

So ladies just email me at and we'll figure out the details.

I was floored by all the wonderful comments!!

Stay tuned for more giveaways!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Candy & LLC "Anything Goes"


THIS IS SO EXCITING because I haven't shared anything like this project for a long time.  My post is so picture heavy but it's worth it when you get to the end I PROMISE cuz there's


This week at LLC Inspiration we had an "Anything Goes" theme so I found this "LOVE" box at Michaels and covered it with the new gorgeous papers "Sofiero" available at LLC.  Oh such soft and feminine papers that are soooo nice to work with!!  When I covered the "LOVE" layer I distressed it all with Momento Cocoa ink. 

Side view - as you can see I added lace around the whole lid, layered up the side with a Magnolia Doohickey, a swirl die cut and handmade shabby flower covered with Frantage. 

The bouquet is built using a Magnolia Shabby chic tuelle rose available at LLC, along with some Kort & Godt white flowers, rolled flowers and some pretty white sprays.  I even snuck in a vintage image from the "Bouquet" tinted images from Grandma's Attic.

I covered some Maya wings with some gesso and the Maya heart with "Shabby Pink" Frantage with a shabby chic seam binding double bow. 

Here I took one of the clock clips and covered that with the "Shabby Pink" frantage.  Boy that stuff works well with metal!!  Those resin hearts from Melissa Frances are soooo pretty too!  Of course I added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers here and there and a sweet Prima cloth flower.


OK SO!!  I am offering to one lucky person the WHOLE SHABANG!!  Well if you just want the goodies and not the box I'm fine with that.  hee hee

 So now you're wondering what you have to do in order to win one of these great pieces of blog candy.  Well, not much really!!  

JUST leave a comment and email address if you can't be reached by having me reply to your comment.

 If you want to add the picture of my blog to your sidebar or repost to Facebook I'd love that but not necessary to win.  I wanna make it easy!

WHY the blog candy?  Just to say thank you for all of you who leave me comments when you have time.  I know how time consuming it can be but I truly appreciate it!

Items used on my project: