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Monday, March 15, 2010

April Showers...May Flowers!

Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop

Happy Day Everyone!  It's that time again!!!  You're here for the Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop!  This month we have a Spring/Easter theme and we had to somehow use acetate in the design.  Ahhh...there's nothing more exciting than the beginning of spring!  Flowers blooming...birds singing....bees buzzing...it's wonderful how it's so full of life!  By the way, if you reached me by way of Sharon then you're on the right track.  If not, you may have missed some fantastic designs and you can start from the beginning at Magnolia-licious Highlites so you can get caught up.

I've never done a paper project with acetate before, so this was extra challenging, and fun, for me.  I searched and searched for inspiration and stumbled upon a tutorial for a tiny little acetate box.  I knew I had to do something bigger so that I would have enough real estate to incorporate a Magnolia image and other embellishments.  So, I went to work.  I made a prototype that failed miserably.  But I learned a lot from it, tweaked it here and there, and came up with this Rainy Day Box.  I call it that because you can fill it with whatever candies or trinkets you may wish to save for a rainy day.  Or, maybe you could fill it with chocolates and give it to your favorite someone to brighten their rainy day.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Here in Michigan, it rains a lot in the Spring.  In fact, it has been raining for days now.  So, I chose #226 Tilda Spring Rain for the 'April Showers' part.  I got her at Magnolia-licious...my favorite place to shop for everything Magnolia.  I colored her using watercolors with distress inks and Copic markers.  The dp's are by Making Memories and the cs is SU.  I used a MS Punch Around the Page for the final layer of Tilda's background.  Can you see the raindrops on the background paper?  I added color to the edges of the background with distress inks, as well as Stickles for a little something shiny.  The image was cut using Nestabilities.  I added Crystal Lacquer to the splash of water on Tilda's hand, although I think it's hard to see in the photos.  The daisies are from an unknown source and I cut the butterflies with a Marvy punch.  I stickled the heck out of both, and the rain drops, and the edging around the bottom part of the box.  The white lattice is also cut using a MS punch.  The ribbon is by-the-yard from the craft store and the butterfly charm was in a bag of embellishments that I have.  I filled the box with paper Easter grass and plan to fill it with some candy eggs for guests on Easter Sunday.  Oh yeah, in case you didn't notice where I used the acetate...it's the box top!

In this photo you can see the dimension of the box and the decor on the sides.  The finished product is 5.5" x 5.5" x 3". 

How about a little something SWEET? 

Joining the Magnolia-licious DT as a guest designer has been a dream come true for me.  So, I decided to offer up a little CANDY to celebrate.  You have all been so wonderful stopping by all of the time and leaving such generous and encouraging comments.  This is my way of doing a little something for you. 

- THIS CANDY IS CLOSED 3/23/2010 -

1- Memento Ink Pad-Tuxedo Black
1-Prima flower pack
1-Cosmo Cricket Buttons-Garden Variety
1-Cosmo Cricket 6x6 paper pack-Garden Variety
3-yards of craft ribbon
3-American Crafts spools of ribbon
1-Crystal Stickles
1-Petaloo Flora Doodles
1-each of pearls and rhinestones
1-Flower gems
1-Prima pearl swirls
1-Making Memories gem collection
1-Making Memories pack of pins
1-Thank You acrylic stamp
1-Spring acrylic stamp set

Here's how to enter to win:
1. Please leave a comment on this post
2. Place a link back to this post on the sidebar of your blog

It's that easy!!!  The winner will be selected using RANDOM.ORG.  The deadline for entry is midnight EST on March 22, 2010.  I will post the name of the winner on March 23rd.  Good luck!

I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I had a ton of fun making it.  It's amazing what you can do with a little imagination!  Remember, you can join in on the fun over at Magnolia-licious Highlites with your own creation.  From here, please hop on over to Cheryl's blog.  She has something just delightful for you.

I'll see you back here soon!  Til then, enjoy the Blog Hop and try to find some time to color!

Ciao for now,



Anonymous said...

Oh Angie so pretty!! What a wonderful box and oh, so, springy!!
Thanks for joining us!!

Tracey Feeger said...

This is gorgeous I love it.

Leonie said...

O I love your little box your have created. How clever!! I can just see it full of colourful easter eggs..yumm!! LOL

Stephanie said...

You did a great job with the acetate and it's nice to know that I am not the only one that has to re-do when I try something new!! Hugs, Stephanie

loftylass said...

Hi Angie - this is a gorgeous project and I love the box - it rains a lot in UK too!!

Maryann said...

Oooh this little box is sorgeous, and you did great on it. If this is the first time, you´ve sure got talent for this as it´s amazing. I just have to give this a try, as it´s a wonderful idea for a little eastrgift for someone special. thanks soo much for the chance to win these goodies too.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Cheryl said...

Hi Angie! On your first photo I thought I was looking at a card! What a wonderful little surprise to see a whole box! so very clever! Glad you're with us!

Loz (Aus) said...

Hi Angie, this is gorgeous! Lovely colouring... and I want that Nesty... gorgeous!!

Craftingfuntime said...

Just found your site this morning. Your designs are breath taking. Thanks for sharing.

Only by His Grace said...

What a lovely idea for a box. It's beautifully made. Gorgeous Spring design with the lovely Tilda on the front.
Hugs Marion (aust)

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a beautiful gift box, simply adorable !!

Bonne journée !

Handmade by Vivi said...

OMG, that is so adorable!!
I love it!!
I must confess, I'm terrible with acetate... that would be a great challenge for myself! lol

josie said...

I love all these wonderful cards that you are creating.

Dena said...

Goodness! Your coloring is soooo fabulous! What a great project! I love it!
Hugs, Dena

Jodie from Oz said...

Stunning creation Angie, you have been busy with these fun blog hops. Tilda is adorable and your colouring is wonderful. Have a great week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lisel said...

Very creative use of acetate. Wouldn't have thought of that one. Love your colors, very springy.

Sharon Caudle said...

What an adorable box, Angie! I love the daisies! Tilda is so adorable standing in the rain! Anyone would be happy to receive such a special gift box! Great take on the challenge!

Ukka said...

Hi Angie!What a wonderful box!Fantastic!!!I hope I can take part in this candy?I added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,

Catherine said...

What a stunning creation ! Wow, you are a talented Lady Angie ! It's gorgeous ! Smiles from Catherine

Dragonlady said...

Hi Angie

Fantastic project, love the box idea. I have also put a link on my sidebar for your fantastic candy. Welll done on being a GD - one of my dreams too!!!

Hugs Ali x

Pen to Paper said...


That is so cool! What a great idea for a gift box!



ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Angie,
Your creatons are ALL fabulous and your coloring is truly wonderful!

Thank you for sharing you talent with us and also for the fabulous blog candy offer.

I'll be adding it to my blog today!


Peggie said...

What a beautiful box. Tilda is so cute with the flowers around the raindrops.

Larisa said...

Oh, Angie! Very nice box!!! This Magnolia's stamp is so cute. I love this box a lot. I wish I coul make the same ones one day )))
Thanks for the nice candy. It is so good. I linked it on sidebar on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win this beauty ))) Hugs. Larisa.

Shelley said...

Wonderful acetate box. Great idea to use Tilda with the raindrops for spring. Oh so true! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy. hugs Shelley

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Angie you are doing a great job ! Your are a very talented young lady with an eye for color. Your box is just adorable
Thanks for being so generous with us on your first blog hop.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! You did a wonderful job on your acetate box, (so glad to know I'm not the only one who must redo on occassion) Love the colors you chose. Your blog candy is so very generous. Thanks for the opportunity to win...Barb

raindropecho said...

Wow, a super sweet creation! I love that box!
- Ann

Maureen said...

How very, very pretty! All your hard work paid off... what a great gift box!

Creativity with Dawn said...

What a gorgeous box!! It is awesome!!

Anonymous said...


Awesome Box I love it. Great job.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome project, I like doing this blog hopping, its my first time, so you could say I'm a first timer. I cant believe All the things I'm learning.
well thanks for sharing you have brighten my day

hikers said...

What a cute box you've made. Love the color of Tilda's raincoat!! Myrna

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful box! Just amazing.

LINDA said...

I love your Project I would Love to be abel to make one.I am sorry I can't be in the drawing because I do not have a blog.
Linda W.

Glenda said...

Another wonderful card, Angie. No wonder you are guest DT Member!

Stampin Mindy said...

Angie, this is so adorable, love the box. Your coloring and embellishments are gorgeous! I've posted a link to your candy. Have a wonderful day!

Renkata said...

Your card is so Pretty and Tilda so precious.

Nancy said...

What a great spring gift box! Love Tilda and your coloring is beautiful as always! Thanks for a chance to win some candy!

Angelwood said...

Beautiful box, Angie. Love your use of acetate on your project. Tilda is beautifully colored! hugs, Angela

Diana Crick said...

It rains a lot here in Vancouver too so I know your gorgeous box will delight your Easter guests. Absolutely beautiful colouring, love all the details!!
hugs, Diana

Robin said...

Super cute!! I love how you've finished up the box. Congrats on being on the DT!!

Bengelmama said...

Ohhh so beautiful.


Eulanda said...

First of all your rainy day box is scrumptious!! I love it! Secondly, "little" blog candy?!! LOL! Wow you are generous!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is too cute Angie! Love the acetate topper and the sweet image. Beautiful coloring too. :)

Sheng said...

Angie, I lvoe the acetate box. It's so versatile.

Lepesto4ex said...

Beautiful Tilda! I really like!
Thanks for the chance to win! I will risk to participate... I have linked you to my sidebar on my blog Lepesto4ex

cabio's craft corner said...

It sure is a cheerful "raining" card. Very lovely coloring on both the cute box and card set!!

RubyM:) said...

HI Angie!!!You did a fantastic job.Beyond brilliant.Yup gonna have to try this box too lol!That's hat i said at sharon's blog.You guys are so inspirational.I just like like your coloring.So realistic like.Your box is so beautiful.Great out take!!!!!I just put your candy on my blog and thank you for giving us a chance to win yummy candy.RubyM:)♥

Rosie said...

I love your Rainy Day Box...fabulous idea!! The coloring is beautiful as always! I've linked your candy to my blog and keeping my fingers crossed that I win! :) Rosemary

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a beautiful project! A Guest Spot well deserved!!!


LindaC said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer. Your project is great!

Cissy said...

What a wonderful gift box idea! Love it! I love the butterflies on the flowers too!


megline said...

Beautiful project. Great candy, thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs, Line

Shirley N said...

Your box is beautiful--love your DP, the frame and your flowers. And another beautifully colored adorable image! Love this!

Carol Meadows said...

Wow! I enjoy looking at your works of art and thanks for sharing. I am unsure about linking thing to my blog but I will give it a shot. Thanks! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh, I love your little rainy day box. You have given me so much inspirations with this. It's just adorable.

I have linked your candy to my sidebar!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen W said...

Such a pretty box. I love it. Thanks for the Blog Candy chance

Tracey said...

This is such a fabulous project! I love it!!

And the candy is fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love this cute little box! The image and details are gorgeous!

Kerry D-C said...

oh. my. gosh! This totally rocks!!! I LOVE THIS BOX! and your decorating and coloring is FANTASTIC!!! Rock on, Angie!

Jenn said...

What a great honor... and who deserves it more? The 23rd is my birthday... 40!

Congrats to you.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

What a beautiful set of candy! I posted on my blog side bar. And congrats on your post at DT.

prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Susan said...

LOVELY candy, I am now a follower, CONGRATS on making a design team!

Susan said...

Here's the link of your giveaway on my blog


thanks, Susan

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a darling box! Doesn't Tilda look so adorable! Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy too.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

LorraineB said...

Love the box! It's been raining (torrential) in NY State so the theme is perfect for me too!!

acpriess said...

I love the box, and your image is colored so nicely. It's not raining here yet, we still have some snow. Looking forward to spring.

Candy said...

Oh boy SPRING!
What a great gift box!! Have never seen this one before. You have used the perfect Tilda for spring :o) I live in the Western Rain Forest of BC's coast so she would be a perfect gift!! As always your colouring couldn't be better. Love your decorating with the butterflies, pretty daisies, ribbon and punches.
Hugs, Candy

Susan Joyce said...

Love your beautiful box Angie. So pretty. I am lovin this blog hop.

Peggy said...

Very sweet. Love the colored image, flowers, box. Sorry, no blog. God bless!

magicalmagpie said...

I love this idea! TFS. I think it would be a great idea to put a few copics and a Magnolia stamp for a fellow Magnolia fan for a Rainy Day Treat!
I havent got a blog running properly yet, but might try to get it going by the end of the week.

JanetP said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I have to say that I really love it! Your creativity is amazing! I can't wait to have some time to look back through all your other work! Thanks for sharing! I'm not a blogger yet, but I'm beginning to think that maybe I shoud be!

JanetP said...
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JAN said...

Angie your project is adorable and very beautiful indeed it grabbed my attention visually..i have added your candy draw to my blog sidebar and am a follower of yours please enter me in your giveaway..and thank you for the chance Jan
artbyjan (at)gmail(dot)com

Valentina said...

What a wonderful box, Angie. It`s so pretty!!

shutterbuggin said...

Well I think you rock at acetate! Great job

Christy said...

Your box is sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tini said...

Hi Angie,
I met you on the Magnolia Down Under Blog.
Candy?? Yummy-yummy - I love candy´s :). I´ve linked you at my sidebar and I´m a new follower. Love your beautiful blog. Hugs from Germany and many thanks for the chance to win your nice Candy. Tini

Allye said...

Love your easter box, thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!!

Zamaline said...

un beau bonjour du québec, j aime votre blog il est tres beau et votre boite wow superbe. Je ne parle pas anglais je sais pas si je peux participer mais je tente ma chance. merci jane alias zamaline.

Sissi said...

Cute candy!
I posted it on my blog, here:

I'm a new follower.

Hugs from Italy

Linda S. said...

Hi Angie, I just finished reading your post for the little Rainy Day Box. My Mom is 83 years old and is not able to get outside the house much. She especially dislikes rainy, cloudy, dreary days, so I think if I could make your little box, and fill it with her favorite candy, it would brighten her day considerably. Thanks for the idea. I do not have a blog to link your candy too, but I will tell my friends to stop by for a visit. Thanks. Linda S. in NE

Tsky said...

I added a link to the sidebar http://tsky-tsky.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Denise said...

Hi Angie. My first visit here and I'm very impressed. I LOVE your artistry!! Your coloring is beautiful!! Your place on the Magnolia-licious DT is well deserved. Also LOVE the candy you're offering. Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said...

What a sweet Easter box. Just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Can i entry also if i have not a blog??
I try!
Kisses from Italy and thanks for a chance to win some candy!

ephrath raz said...

Your box is sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win!


Anonymous said...

WOW! This box is gorgeous!

I have linked back to your post using my side bar - thank you for the opportunity to win some lovely candy! :o)

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! I posted it on my blog.

kmassman said...

Cute little box! Put a sidebar in my blog! Thanks for the chance at the lovely giveaway!

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards!! TFS and thanks for a change at some candy!!

jude said...

Wow Angie fab creation love the colours the image and layout.thanks for the chance to win this oh so sweet candy
hugs jude:)x

Peggy Alborn said...

Lovely offer, Angie! I will put your blog on my list of blogs to follow!

Manuela said...

Wow! Your candy is so awesome! I would definitely love to win it. Thank you for the chance.


Heike said...

Wonderful creation Angie, love all the beautiful Details....


Deb said...

Hello to a fellow Michigander (I'm in Cadillac). Your April Showers card is lovely.

deborah150 at hotmail.com

Bethany said...

Wonderful prize! Thank you for the entry!

logan 4301@ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a fun giveaway! :)
I blogged about this, and will add it to my sidebar soon.

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Debbi said...

Congrats on becoming a Magna-licious DT! And I love your project-amazing!
Thanks for the chance to win candy. I posted your candy on my blog sidebar.

Claude said...

Gosh I love your work! It's simply gorgeous!
Thanks for the sweet offer :)

True :) said...

AWESOME candy Angie!
Your blog and creations are beautiful also! I can see why you made the guest DT...they are lucky to have you! I am sooo glad I stumbled across your blog!
I have posted your candy in my right sidebar Here and I am now a follower! ;)

Thanks for the chance to win some "Sweets"

True :)

Yukkie Jenny said...

Congrats! Wish ALL youe dreams come true. ;)
And project is awesome, really.

Pink Heather said...

Hi Angie. I just discovered your blog. I've put a pic and link to your candy in my sidebar. Now I'm off to check out your stuff. Congrats on the DT :)


Hi Angie, lovely blog x thanks for sharing the candy x I have linked you on my sidebar www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com

Congrats on the Guest DT x enjoy x

Take care Leigh x

noga said...

thank you for the great candy! i post it here:

DZMania said...

I love all these wonderful cards that you are creating. I think I'll be back to get inspired!
And thanks for the candy! I've added it to the sidebar.

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Angie,

Congrats on making the DT! Thanks for celebrating with candy! I've added you to my sidebar at Create With Joy - stop by and say hello when you have a moment!


SweetnCrafty Gal said...

Congrat's hunni! very well deserved! you should try out for Charisma's DT!! thanks for the chance to win!! hugs Carlyann xxx

sweetpz said...

great projects! i love your colouring! thanks for the chance to win, i'm a follower and i've linked you to my sidebar!


HazelQ said...

The box looks really cute Angie :) you did a nice job. Thank you for the chance to win this candy, I've linked it on my sidebar.

Tany Sol said...

Hi Angie!
Awesome candy !!!!
Thanks for the chance to win it! Really want to be the lucky winner.Linked it on my sidebar and I'm your follower.
Thanks and welcome to my blog...

evik said...

Thank U for the chance to win your special CANDY.
I linked the candy to my blog's.
Greetings from Dublin

christina said...

Wow just found ur site! Have been going through ur old post. Great work! became a follower!!!!

eule said...

wow! what for great candy! your blog is so first-class!


Irishka S said...

Hi Angie,
Just found your blog and really like it.
Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful candy!
Linked it on my sidebar

Löggsche said...

Wooooooow, what a great Candy!
You have a great blog, I will follow :)


detenish said...

wow! what for great candy!http://my-detenish.blogspot.com/

maddy hill said...

wow , i followed your dt link from mh and found your gorgeous work ! then to top it all off as i was reading your post i also found your gorgeous candy !

will go and be a follower ( cos ya stuffs gorgeous ) and do the link to cos ya candy is aswell !
and hugs --- oh and tilda is just to die for ...
maddy x

mae said...

Thank you for the chance to win!!!
Linked it on my sidebar!!!Hugs!!

xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for the chance!


Carolyn said...

Amazing box. I am going to have to put some of my acetate to use now. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for offering the goodies and congrats on making the Guest DT spot!

Lenochek said...


Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous project! Wonderful colouring too!

Kristyn said...

what an awesome box you made and an awsome giveaway your having! I linked it to my blog at
Thank you

Heike said...

Wow, Lovely creation. The Blogcandy is wonderful, thanks for the chance to win. I've linked you with picture on my sidebar.


irinka said...

Congratulation, you'll do great job as DT. And thank you for offering such a sweet candy for us.

The Lone Dollier said...

Great project, awesome blog candy.

I'll post the link to my sidebar - www.DollsEtc.blogspot.com


KarenB said...

Hi Angie, congratulations on your Guest Designer stint - your work is lovely! I love that box!! I've linked you up on my sidebar at http://beingkaren.blogspot.com

gocanucksgo said...

Hey Angie! Fantastic work on the box. I love how you coloured the image. Keep up the great work. I'm off to post a pic in my side bar about your fantastic giveaway =)

Natalie Z. said...

Wow, Lovely creation. The Blog candy is wonderful... I've added your candy to my blog sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy... Have a wonderful weekend. Welcome to my blog.
Hugs ✿ Natalie ✿

Kas said...

The coloring on your cards is beautiful! Added the link

Rosa-kreattiva said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
saluti dall'italia public the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
Hugs, rosa
i am new follower

fiferutka said...

Amazing candy you prepared. I've become your follower, I put link to your candy on my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Congratulations for this that you become a guest designer оf Magnolia-licious DT!


shortyrose said...

Hi Angie,

you make such a wonderful work!!!
I linked your candy on my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance to win this great candy.


Julie said...

Absolutely darling work-I am envious

I believe I am unable to enter your contest because I don't have a blog to link it back too-but I do follow:)

just wanted to leave a comment


Anonymous said...

My prototypes go much the same...but it's a learning curve, I prefer to make thing's by eye...I hate measuring...but I seem to get by.

I adore your creation, well worth the effort!!!

Denise said...

I put your link and pic in my sidebar and became a new follower. Thank you so much for giving me a shot at winning the lovely candy. Congrats!


goldyfish said...

You are so, so talented. Thanks for your inspiration.

Valentina said...

Hope I can take part, if it`s not too late. Linked your candy on my sidebar.

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