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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cupid's Arrow...

Hi Everyone!!!
  I'm still at CHA, but I have a little project to show you with a couple images from Magnolia's 'Sweet Crazy Love' collection.  I hope you like it :-)

Cupid's Arrow

The image main is called 'Cozy Siblings', although I'm not thinking of them as brother/sister for this project.  That just wouldn't be right ;-)  I colored them with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with DI's.  The little 'Cupido' up in the top corner is colored with Copic markers only.  Be sure to checkout Magnolia-licious to get your own stamps from this wonderful collection.  They're very versatile so you can use them well beyond Valentine's Day.  They're available in both regular and mini sizes.

I found the coat hook at a local craft store and covered it with cs cut with SB grand nesties.  The heart dp is also from the Sweet Crazy Love collection and it's called the 'Sweet Crazy Love Mini Paper Pack.  Magnolia gifted them to me in a wonderful Christmas package :-)  The heart doily, pearls and cheese cloth are from my stash.  The flowers are from WOC.

That's it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by :-)



Sunday, January 29, 2012

LLLC Sneak Peek!

La La Crafts DT

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm very excited to show you a card that I made for LLLC's CHA display.  LLLC is in Booth #1780 if you're at CHA and want to stop by to see the DT samples in person.  I've used two brand new images and created a really cute scene.  This card was such a joy to make.  I hope you enjoy it!

Marci with Bunny
This little sweetheart is 'Marci with Bunny' and she's sitting in front of the 'Brick Wall Set'.  Isn't she just the cutest!  This is my favorite image from the new collection.  I just love her headband and the way she's so relaxed just sitting and petting that little bunny rabbit.  Too cute!!!  I have her seated in front of some of the images from the 'Brick Wall Set'.  This background set is so incredibly versatile and I just know that I'll be getting a ton of use out of it.  Both of these images will be available at La La Land Crafts after CHA in early February.

The beautiful dp's are from MME's 'Rosy' 6x6 paper pad.  It was in my LLLC DT kit and I couldn't wait to use them.  The colors and patterns remind me of an old french country kitchen.  The flowers are from WOC.  The black lace is from RRR.  The tag is cut with a DooHickey Scalloped Tag die from Magnolia.  The black string is from my stash.

I colored the images with Copic markers.  Here are the coloring details:

skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, R20, R30
hair - E31, 32, 32, 33, 50, Y21
dress - Y08, 11, 21, R22, 24, 27, G20, YG06, 07, 17
brick wall - E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, R05, 12, 37, W1, 3
ground - YG91, W00, 1, 3, N1, 3, 5
sky - B0000, 00, 60, C00, 1, N1

Well, that's it for me today!  I'm having an absolute blast at CHA!  I'll be back to give you some updates and photos on what I'm doing and seeing!!!

Hugs to you,


Friday, January 27, 2012

Tilda with Daisy...

Magnolia Mini World at CHA

Hi Everyone!!!  Gotta a little something to show you that I made for CHA! I got to play with my minis from Magnolia's 'Sweet Crazy Love' collection!!!  I will be at the Magnolia Mini World booth #856 at CHA and this card will be on display there.  If you're at CHA, I hope you'll stop by to say 'Hello'!

Here's my project...

Tilda with Daisy
Tilda's Heartflowers

This little cutie is 'Mini Tilda with Daisy' and she's standing in 'Mini Tilda's Heartflowers'.  The dp's and gems are by BG and cs is Bazzill.  The image was cut with SB nesties.  The lace and ribbon are from RRR.

I colored both images with Copic markers.  I've been really pressed for time so I don't have the list of markers used...sorry!

Well, I'm off to CHA really soon and I cannot wait to get their!  I hope to see some of you there!!!

Hugs to you all,


Friday, January 20, 2012

Make A Wish!

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a very quick post for you.  I had a made a card for an advertisement a while ago and wanted to show it to you today.  I've used 'Spellcaster Tilda', whom I absolutely adore!   I don't see her in the store right now, but there are tons of new Valentine images for you to choose from in the new Sweet Crazy Love collection over at Magnolia-licious.  This new collection has made it to the top of my list of favorite Magnolia collections to date.  I just love the images and they can be used for many more things other than Valentine's Day.  You really should check them out if you haven't already.

Anyway, I don't have too much detail to offer on this card.  Tilda was colored with Copics and the dp's are from MME.  The flowers are mostly from WOC.  I think the gems are remnants from a Prima pack that I had laying around.  The rest is from my stash.

Make A Wish

That's it for me today!  I hope you enjoyed your stay and will leave a little note to say 'hello' and let me know that you were here.  I always love to know when you've stopped by :-)

Hugs to you,


Monday, January 16, 2012

I {heart} You...

Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  And welcome to another Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop!!!  I hope you're enjoying the show so far.  The DT has done a fantastic job with this Valentine's Day theme.  If you've come here from Janiel's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, then you can start at the beginning at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.

So, as I mentioned, this month's theme is Valentine's Day.  This gave me the perfect opportunity to use an image from the new 'Sweet Crazy Love Collection'.  You can get some fantastic prices on this collection at Magnolia-licious right now and there is still plenty of time to get them and make some wonderful things for Valentine's Day.  They even have the Mini version of the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  They're so much fun to combine in scenes with the larger images.

Don't forget that you have an opportunity to play along with us in this Valentine's Day challenge.  You can enter your project at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog and get in the running for a fabulous prize.  I can't wait to see what you make!!!

Here's my project...

I {heart} You

This little sweetheart is 'Tilda with Cozy Heart'.  I found the wooden planter at the local craft store.  I wanted to make a coordinating card to go along with it.  It makes the perfect little Valentine's Day gift set for a loved one.  On the card I have Tilda sitting atop the 'I Love You' accessory stamp.  This stamp is so versatile...you could use it for nearly any occasion and can put any sitting Tilda on the top. 

The planter already had the bow and wooden hearts on it. All I needed to do was color up an image and secure it onto the front. I added a little greenery too. 

The dp's were in a pile of 12x12 papers that I've had forever.  They matched the colors in the planter perfectly.  I cut the image, the matte, and the heart behind it with SB nesties.  I then stamped the heart with a sentiment from my stash.  The beautiful large pearl brads are from WOC.  I bought several sets in multiple colors and sizes.  The string and lace are from RRR.  I colored all of the images with Copic markers, but I've been in such a hurry with CHA aproaching that I haven't had the time to keep the details of the colors.  I'll do better once I get back from CHA.

Well, that's it for me today!  Next up is Sharon and I'm certain she has something extra special to show you today.

Have an awesome day!  I hope you'll take a moment to leave a little comment to let me know that you were here.  They mean so much :-)



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

RRR Guest...

Really Reasonable Ribbon Guest Designer
Little Darlings Challenges

Hi Everyone!  Today I am the Guest Designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon!  How exciting is that!!!  I was really excited when Bonnie emailed me and asked if I'd join in.  It was a 'yes' without hesitatation.  They have beautiful ribbons and I've been a customer for a couple of years now.

Additionally, we've got a new challenge happening over at Little Darlings Challenges!  The theme is: Favorite Color.  Now, I know you're used to me using really rich, dark colors.  And I always comment about how I love the combo of red/brown.  But, lately I've found myself using pinks and blues more often.  In fact, my hubby brought it to my attention!  So that's what I decided to work with for this challenge.  Be sure to read all of the info on the Little Darlings Challenges post because we have a new set prizes that are being offered in 2012 so you'll have a greater chance of winning something with each challenge.

I made two projects and couldn't wait to show them to you.  Here they are!

Just A Little Note

I really love altering these notebooks from the $1 bin!  They're simple to do and you get a lot of bang for the buck!  This one was already covered with a beautiful pink and blue floral pattern, which I've determined to be my favorite color combo at the moment.  I chose to work with 'An Apple A Day' from Little Darlings.  I colored her with Copic markers.  I decided that she would be holding a little green apple because it coordinated better with the paper.  Plus, how often do you see people coloring an apple green?  I trimmed the spirals out with a bunch of ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They're all from the December Ribbon Club pack.  They currently have a beautiful red/white pack available for Valentine's Day.  I love these packs because you get a whole bunch of different ribbons at a very reasonable price.  And, they always coordinate with a season or holiday.  It's a great way to build your ribbon collection so that you've always got something on hand to use when needed.

The image and it's matte were cut using SB dies.  I highlighted the scallops of the matte with some gems from my stash.  The sentiment alongside the image is by A Muse Artstamps.  I think it's perfect since this is a little notebook :-)  The flowers and corner piece are from WOC.

Here's my 2nd project...

Snowy Friends

I've been wanting to color this little 'Snowy Friends' image for a long time now.  It's from the Little Darlings - Winter 2011 Release.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  You can again see the pink and blue combo here :-)  The beautiful bow is the Light Blue Organza ribbon in 1/4 inch from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I love how it looks run through the silver buckle.  The dp's are from BoBunny 2010. 

The image and matte were cut using SB dies.  The buckle and corner piece are from WOC.  I got the beautiful silver snowflake from Michaels.  It's actually an ornament.  The gems are from my stash.

Well, that's it for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll leave me a little comment to let me know that you were here.  I really enjoy reading them :-)

Hugs to you my friends,


Saturday, January 7, 2012

CANDY Winner!


Wow!  To my surprise there were an amazing 134 entries for 'Tilda with Heart'.

I let random.org draw the winner a moment ago and it's...

#112 Tammy Louise


I've already contacted Tammy to let her know.

Thanks for playing everyone!!!

Hugs, Angie

Monday, January 2, 2012


New Year's CANDY

Hi Everyone!

I've got a little goody to give away!

I have an extra 'Tilda with Heart' from the 2011 You Are So Special Collection.

Here's how you can enter to win her...

1.  Add your name to the inLinkz list at the bottom of this post.

2. Become a Follower of this blog (if you're not already)

3. Become a Follower of my Magnolia blog (if you're not already)

4.  Post this CANDY on the sidebar of your blog.

You have until Jan. 6th at 5pm EST to enter to win.
The winner will be selected by random.org

Good Luck!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tilda in Winter...

Magnolia-licious DT

Happy New Year!!!  Can you believe it's 2012!  OMGosh how time flies!!!  I sure hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with family and friends.  I sure did!  It does feel good to have it all over with though.  I get so worn out and need time to recover.  That's when I get to head to my studio to play :-)  On the day after Christmas, hubby took our son to a movie and I got to head up to my studio to paint.  Now that's heaven..ahhhhhhhhh. 

Winter is just gettin' goin' here in Michigan so you'll be seeing some snowy winter cards from me yet.  I may even get a Christmas card or two in there since I didn't get to play too much with my Christmas stamps last month.  The awesome Cheryl suggested that we do an 'Anything Goes' theme this month so we could just let our creative juices flow into whatever we wanted to do.  Thanks Cheryl!!!  I love it when we get to just do what feels right!  You can see all of the DT creations at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenges.  You also join in on the fun there and win a great prize from Magnolia-licious.

So I sat down at my craft desk and pulled out my DT kit of 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' minis.  I've been dying to ink them up and just didn't have the time til now.  Anyway, once I decided on the images, I flipped through my Christmas paper pads for dp's with rich colors that I could use for a 'cold winter's night'. 

Here's how things turned out...

Tilda in Winter
I decided to mask both 'Mini Winter Tilda' and 'Mini Midwinter Tilda' together while out for a walk on a cold, snowy night.  They are dressed in color coordinated outfits in rich greens and reds.  I don't see 'Mini Winter Tilda' in stock right now, but 'Mini Midwinter Tilda' is currently available at Magnolia-licious in a specially priced 2-pack with 'Mini Jingle Tilda'.  The snowflakes were stamped using a wooden block stamp from my stash.  I stamped them in black and then traced them with a glittery gel pen.  They look really pretty IRL.

The images and the matte were cut using SB dies.  The sweet little tree was cut using a Magnolia 'Spruce Tree' DooHickey die.  It's probably one of my favorite dies that's come out in a long time.

The dp's are from MME's 'Holly Jolly' 6x6 paper pad.  They're rich and dark and I think they look great for a 'cold winter's night'.  I wrapped them in a sheer silver ribbon and bow from my stash.  The center of the bow is decorated with the top of a green pearl brad from WOC.  The ornamental straps at the top of the card were cut using a SB tag die.  I cut the tag in half and added red gems for a bit of bling.  I added the same red gems to decorate the tree.  I colored the images using a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's.  I added a lot of shadow to the faces to accentuate the glow of the lamp.  I hope that's what it looks like!  Lastly, the I made snow with a little bottle of pearl paint.

One thing before I go...I finally made it to Twitter and would love to see you there too!  You can Follow me and my Little Darlings stamps on Twitter by clicking on the 'Follow @littledarlings7' button at the top right corner of my blog (directly above my picture).  I'll have announcements of all things 'Little Darlings' and 'ScrapGirl' for 2012...and I've got a lot planned!!!

That's it for me today!  Thank you so much for joining me in starting out a great 2012.  I wish you all a fantastically fun, healthy and creative year!

Hugs to you all,


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