Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College fund Challenge

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  
Some of you may not know that I have purchased the online store 7 Kids College Fund from Tabitha just a few months ago.  I have learned so much and feel so great about making this investment for our future. Keeping the store going and being able to see my self grow brings me happiness.  It has been hard, frustrating and rewarding for me, even the customers are so patient with some mistakes that get made. My goal is to bring the best customer service because I appreciate it as a customer and also some great products that you will love.  
One of the best parts now is opening up our Challenge Blog for everyone to participate in. The blog and our talented design team are being managed by my partner and friend, Karen Gauthier.  

Now I have limited time so I was up late the night before making my card, sound familiar?  lol  This one is a simple Halloween card using Wizard, Witch and the Cauldron Chicks from Stamping Bella.  They are colored in Copics on X-Press It paper then put onto Authentique Mysterious Designer paper pad.  This is all available in the store.

The cobweb doilies are from last year, they are for cupcakes and I did not see them in the store this year.  Aren't the chicks just stinkers! lol  My son loves all the pictures of the Stamping Bella line, he finds them amusing. 

We will have a $20.00 gift voucher to our store for the winner.  I would love to have you enter the challenge for a chance to win the $$$$
Here is the link to 7 Kids Challenge Blog, please look at our design teams creations.  We have some sweet and talented ladies to represent us.  I am so lucky!
Have a great day,

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wycinanka & Maja

What goes perfectly together on a card, box, gift, scrapbook page, oh if only I had more time to craft!  I made 2 cards using Wycinanka chipboard and the new Summertime Maja papers.  I need to write to some people and I had no cards so this is what I made

I used a border and a set of keys on the right of the card and the heart is the centerpiece.

This card is using the heart in the middle with a resin bird.  The top is a border that I put liquid pearls on. The borders are so delicate and I really had to be careful not to break it.

I need to make more while I am able to enjoy a break in life.
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It is a GIRL!

My son and his wife are having their first child at Christmas time, I can hardly wait!  Too many boys in this family and this one is a girl.  I just had to make this darling card for the occasion.  My card has a gorgeous piece of Wycinanka Chipboard on it and Maja Summertime papers.  I used several Magnolia Doohickey die cuts and flowers from every where.

Here is the chipboard up close, I love the castle, she will be our Princess!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, Our lives are so full but it is nice to hear from you!
Hugs and blessings,

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CAS at Magnolia-licious

Clean and Simple is the hardest thing for me to do, I always think I leave the card undone.  I love how beautiful everyone elses cards are, you should go over to our new challenge and look at the DT ladies, wow!  Our new challenge at Magnolia-licious Blog is 

For me this is a challenge so I had this one piece of designer paper and cut out a box.  I colored and cut my Tilda with Dot Bow out and put it together.

here is the front side and the flap opens so I can put a little something in there.
The backside was easy I just used the other images on the paper and stamped the sentiment.  To me this is clean and simple. lol

I hope you join us this month to win the prize!
Have a great day, Kelly

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Celebration with Midweek Magnolias

Celebrations are so fun especially summer ones, so many occasions and gorgeous summer weather!  This weeks Challenge at Midweek Magnolias Challenge is

There are so many things to celebrate this year so I made this one blank so I can write in what I want to for the occasion.  I like blank cards to personalize when the time comes.

I love this Tilda from the new Spring collection, she goes with everything as she is gazes thoughtfully, hmm wonder what she is thinking?

I wanted to show you the new Magnolia Doohickey die Volume 9 I used on this card.  The envelope, swirly mat and castle towers are so cute.

I hope you come join us at Midweek Magnolias Challenge Celebrations.  You will have a chance to win a great prize, see you there!
Hugs Kelly

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Magnolia-licious Mini Magnolia Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog today!

It is Wednesday and Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog has the MINI Magnolia Challenge today.  I hope you have a mini Magnolia so you can enter the challenge, easy to win!

Look how cute both of these Mini's are! I just had to get this old time stove with Tilda. She is perfect for anything and I love the vintage theme it has.

Please join us for our Mini Magnolia Challenge  at  Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to win our prize!  Don't forget to visit the design team, they have some gorgeous creations for inspiration. 
Have a great day

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Anything Goes with Magnolia-licious

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I hope to inspire you to join our new challenge Magnolia-licious Challenge to win prize money to spend at the store.  Diana has so many things to choose from and new companies she has added so I wish you luck in the draw!
The challenge is ANYTHING GOES

Tilda with Love is colored in DI and Frantaged around.  I love the new Maja paper and didnt want to cover it up, such a hard thing to do but it just happens.  I should give in a wallpaper my wall with my favorite papers. lol  

I had to get the new Clothes line from Magnolias new Spring Fever Collection, it is so darling and goes anywhere on a card.

Here is a closeup of the embellishing, not alot as the papers did all the work this time.

I hope you enter our newest challenge at Magnolia-licious Anything Goes Challenge and dont forget to check out the DT over there, awesome things to see.

 Magnolia-licious is offering a $20.00 gift certificate in a random drawing for the challenge so I hope you join us and enter your Magnolia creation.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Anything Goes with Midweek Magnolias Challenge

Summer is in full gear at my home and I can hardly wait for school to start again! lol Life is chaotic here and things that you do not expect just keep happening, so after June I have decided to leave my design teams.  Such a bummer as I love them but life keeps getting in the way of crafting.  I have all my June cards done and hoping to squeeze a few more things here and there this year.

This week Midweek Magnolias Challenge is 

I love the chipboard and die cuts on this one, I had fun figuring out where to put them all.  I always forget I have them but for this card I dug around for different items to use and they worked great. 

I hope you join our new challenge at Midweek Magnolias and win a prize.  Our DT is awesome so I hope you get a chance to see their new creations.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Midweek Magnolia Challenge Shabby Chic

Good Morning!
everyone's favorite!

I started with the pretty papers and then built the card from there.  I colored Tilda Blowing Hearts in distressed inks. My son loves her. lol  I also put a few Magnolia doohickey dies on and some flowers and she is done. 

I hope you go to our Midweek Magnolias Challenge Blog and check out my team mates creations, very talented and beautiful.

Please join us and enter in the challenge Shabby Chic, don't forget to follow the rules so you can have a chance to win the prize.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Magnolia-Licious Challenge Flowers

Hello my friends,
Welcome to my blog and the new challenge from Magnolia-licious Challenge Flowers or Photo Inspiration.  You can choose to do either and the photo inspiration is gorgeous!

I chose floral and used Tilda with Rose Basket, from Pink Lemonade collection.  She is not in stock now but ask Diana and she can order her for you.  
I colored her in distressed inks and added Frontage to the edges.  My frame is from Spellbinders and embellished with flowers and a few dies. 

Magnolia-licious is offering a $20.00 gift certificate in a random drawing for the challenge so I hope you join us and enter your Magnolia creation.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join our challenge
Hugs Kelly

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mini Magnolia Wonderful Tilda

Happy Wednesday and Magnolia-licious has a Mini Magnolia challenge for you to take part in.  Every Wednesday gives you a chance to win a prize from Magnolia-licious.

On my mini card I paired two minis Wonderful Tilda and mini tea cup with Maja papers to make a gift card. I added a die cut behind Tilda and a tag from the papers. 

Diana has some adorable mini magnolias and some bundle specials to save more money.  Don't forget our current blog hop and for some inspiration go to the Magnolia-lcious Challenge Blog.
Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs Kelly

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tropical Mermaid

Hello my friends, thank you for stopping by today.  It has been cool here and a bit rainy as is every Spring in the Black Hills.  I was told this area gets most of their moisture in the Spring and then it dries up for the summer.  So far I think that is true.  We are spoiled with gorgeous sunny skies so when the rain starts it seems gloomy forever.  I am looking forward to sunny and warm weather which should be soon!

Midweek Magnolias  has a new challenge today,

My tropical card has a few Magnolia Doohickey dies and sweet Tilda is colored in distressed inks and the I used glitter and liquid pearls for embellishment. 

I hope you join us for our new challenge at Midweek Magnolias and win a awesome prize.  Don't forget to check out the other talented design team ladies, they are so inspiring.
Have a great day!!
Hugs Kelly

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Magnolia-licious Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to our SPRING BLOG HOP at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!!

If you are arriving from beautiful TAMARA then you are on the right track, if not please go back to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you can see the line up of our talented Design Team.

For the occasion I made a canvas using a ton of spring flowers and the big Magnolia Butterfly.  I wanted to create a something carefree and full of color to celebrate new life and all the blooms that are coming out in Spring.

I hope you are counting the tulips here on this first photo!!  

Basically I used a Prima watercolor canvas and Prima water color crayons to create the background. Then I glued flowers and chipboard onto it with some painted cardboard. Lastly I had fun with distressed inks and splattered them onto the canvas.

The butterfly is water colored with the Elegant Writer pen and then I applied modge podge onto it so that it is stiff and able to stand without falling over.

Now for your next stop, HOP over to the super talented...

to see what she has to share with you.

1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page
2. Leave a comment on each DT’s post during the hop.
3. At the end of your Hop return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and
leave a comment there as well for a chance to win a prize.
 All comments received are counted and a random winner is chosen.

Participants who enter a project on our Blog Hop Challenge will have a chance to win by random draw also.

Remember to look for the hidden tulips on our blogs!!
Good Luck to you all!!
Hugs Kelly

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Caged passion Canvas

I finally found time to make a long canvas using some Prima techniques I learned and their products. The products are shown in the photo below.

These are the coloring elements I used for the canvas.  I assembled it with Prima's moulding paste and used their black and white gesso to get 2 different color effects from their opal magic paint by Finnabair.

This canvas is 18" x 36" and hangs in my bathroom for now.  I do want to sell it and make more similar to this. 

The bottom of the Bird Cage from Prima is adorned with flowers that I black gessoed with a touch of white and then adding the opal magic paint. I also used Artist stones, chipboard from Dusty Attic, 2 masks, cardboard, Prima relics and a vintage spoon.

The inside of the cage I glued Prima heart relic and some melange with a few of Finnabair's metals. I had originally made this cage for a Easter project and kept some of those elements.

The bottom of the canvas has a garden theme of flowers, leaves, dirt and the spoon.

The top of the canvas shows more of the card board and you can see the difference between the black gesso and the white gesso by the 2 metallic paint opal magic that I used. 

3D effect of the cage, I really glued this one down and waited a very long time before hanging to make sure it did not fall off. Prima's moulding paste is great along with locktite and glossy accents around the edges.

Here it is in my bedroom against the purple walls, this goes with every color in my home.

The lighting shows variable metallics

I really enjoyed this one, it didn't take long to make it as most of it was the drying time for everything. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a closer look.  I want to sell this canvas and I have checked in options like local consignment shops, etsy, ect.  My question to you is How Much Should I Charge For This?? Your honest opinion would help me with the impending decisions.
Thank you so much!
Have a great day

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Say it with flowers

My favorite thing to put on a card is flowers.  I love them in any shape or color and I always want more. So I was excited to make a card for our new challenge at Midweek Magnolias

I paired Lazy Tilda with Basket with a bow from Magnolias Sakura collection and then used a tiny flower die from Magnolia doohickey die vol#5 to put flowers in my basket.

I colored her in Distressed inks and used Prima doily die for her background.  My papers are from Pion and the other dies are Doohickeys.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for cultivating flowers or  Kindness.  We all love both.

Please take a look at my teammates creations at Midweek Magnolias they are amazing.  Thank you for stopping by today and join us to enter a creation to win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope your day blooms.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bohemian Peony Tilda Tag

Our new Challenge begins at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and it is

I made a tag using Bohemian Peony Tilda. I used Distressed Inks on her this time and several oval dies. I love the Magnolia Doohickey die film strip at the top, so whimsical.  My papers are Summer Crush from Maja. 

I hope you are inspired to create something for our challenge and it is always fun to visit the design team and enjoy the creations they made.

Magnolia-licious is offering a $20.00 gift certificate in a random drawing for the challenge so I hope you join us and enter your Magnolia creation.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very nice day.