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Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hi Everybody!   I've returned from CHA and spent a few minutes recovering. It was an absolute blast!!! I'm hoping that you saw the pics on our LDRS Facebook Group. If not, then check it out here! I've still got a bunch of pics to edit and post so you'll be seeing more in the coming days.

Today I hope to inspire you with a project that I made for the ladies to wear in the CHA booth. All by my little ol' self, I made aprons from start to finish. Here's a couple of pics:

Here, our DT models, Ruby and Mindy are showing you two of the aprons...Ruby is wearing 'Pretty Posie' by LDRS and Mindy is wearing 'Summer' by Saturated Canary (available soon). Remember, the new images will be available soon at LDRS as well as a craft store near you. Many retail stores will be posting their pre-orders soon so be on the lookout so you can place our orders while supplies last!!!

The images were stamped on a lightweight canvas with Memento ink, colored gently with Copic markers, and then heat set with an iron. I used shabby chic fabrics and mixed them all up so no two aprons are alike. I made the pattern myself...but it's really just a lot of sewing of panels, gathering them to make the ruffles, and stitching them on to the cavas base. I used some really pretty heavy ribbon for the straps that tie in the back. It was a simple, but time consuming, project.
Well, that is it from me today!
I hope you enjoyed my project and will maybe even try to make your own some time.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

For You...

Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop!!!

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to this months Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop!!!  I'm writing this from CHA and we're having soooooo much fun!  Mindy and I just had dinner and we're taking a little break to simply relax a bit in our hotel room.  We had a very busy day today...and on very little sleep.  We both had sleep issues last night.  I think it was all from being anxious about the start of our CHA adventure :-)  Anyway, we're here now and I'll have plenty to share with you in the coming days.  Right now we're in the middle of a blog hop so let's get to it!!!

Our theme this month is 'Anything but a square'.  I chose to work with a simple oval, which isn't very simple at all when it comes to cutting the papers and trying to lay it all out!  I guess that's why we call it a "challenge" :-)  Now, don't forget that you can enter the challenge too!  Just head on over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog to get the deets and get working on your card.  We'd all love to see what you come up with!

Also, if you've come by my blog from Mindy's, then you're on the right track.  If not, then start from the beginning at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.

For You
I couldn't wait for a reason to ink up this Little Miss Muu Muu.  I just think she's the cutest!!!  And she was super easy to color :-)  I put her in a field of grass with a bit of blue sky behind her and she's just adorable!  Almost makes me want one ;-)  ....almost.  She is currently available at Magnolia-licious at a great discount!  She won't be in stock long because she's so doggone cute so you may want to head on over and grab her while you can!

I paired her with some brand new dp's that we're debuting tomorrow at CHA and they're from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  They're in a 6x6 paper pack title 'Chocolate Covered Cherry' that was designed by our very own Mindy Baxter!!!  I threw in some lace and pearls from my stash and some WOC flowers. 

That's it from me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The next gal on the Hop is Cheryl and I just know she has something spectacular to show you!

Have a wonderful day!



Sunday, July 8, 2012

By the Sea...

Hi Everyone!  CHA is just around the corner and I think I'm actually going to finish everything that I had planned...with a little help from my bestie - Mindy.  Thanks Mindy!!!  You're a doll!

I haven't been able to post as much as I would have liked, but I thought I would show off a couple of projects that I made a while back.  I was asked to do some things with a 'Seaside' theme and this is what I came up with.  You may have seen these already in an older issue of Magnolia Ink, but I wanted to show them off in their entirety and give you an explanation of how I came up with them. 

Here they are:

I found this beautiful frosted bottle at a local craft store and thought it would be great to hold some bubble bath.  So I thought about making a bathroom set that you could rest by the tub in your summer cottage.  It's pretty to look at and useful too!  I grabbed the soaps, some paper, a little lace and string, a few beachy charms and this is what I came up with!  That little cutie is 'Mini Mermaid Tilda' and she is perfect for this 'Seaside' project.  She is available right now at Magnolia-licious and she's perfect for use on many of your summer projects.  I tell ya, these Mini Magnolia stamps are so quick and easy to color.  I think it took me less than an hour to color all three with Copics and DI's.  I cut them out and matted them with some SB nesties and the project was complete!

This 'Miss You' card set was another easy-to-do project.  I made the bag with a little help from my Scor-Pal.  If you don't have one of the babies, get one and it'll quickly become one of your favorite paper crafting tools.  I use either my Scor-Pal or by Scor-Buddy with each and every paper project that I make.

I thought of this project as a little going away gift that you could give to a friend so she could write you while she's away for the summer.  It's a little more personal than a postcard dontcha think?  I would love to get one of these in the mail with a little hello and an update on a friends travels.  I used 'Swimming Tilda' on the front of the bag and colored her with Copics directly on the Magnolia dp.  I don't see her in the store right now in the full size, but she is available in Mini.  I used the 'Seahorse' on all of the cards in the set.  It was cut and matted with SB nesties as well.  Both sentiments, 'See You Later' and 'Miss You' are also from Magnolia.

That is it from me for now.  I will be posting from CHA as often as I can so I hope you can make your way back here!  If you happen to attend CHA, then please stop by the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Booth 918 to say 'Hello'!

Big Hugs to you all,


Friday, July 6, 2012



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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Christmas in July...

Magnolia-licious DT Challenge

Hi Everyone!  I'm back today with a new Magnolia-licous DT Challenge.  This time we were asked to make a 'Christmas in July' project.  I don't know about you, but it's 90 degrees here and the last thing I've been thinking about is Christmas!  LOL!!!  So, this was definitely a challenge!  Also, we could only use the Magnolia 'Mini' images on our project.  I decided to make a tag and use one of my favorite Christmas/Winter images on it.  I hope you like it :-)

The DT has all done a fabulous job with this challenge.  You can see everyone's artwork at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.  There you will find links to the DT's blogs so you can go checkout the details of the projects.  You'll also find that you too can enter the challenge and win a fantastic prize sponsored by Magnolia-licious.

Christmas in July

On this sweet little gift tag, I used 'Mini Snowy Hug', which I just adore!  It's currently available for you to nab up from the store so you too can make some beautiful Christmas/Winter tags a little early.  I've used this image a lot and I never tire of it.  It's a fairly quick color too even though I used the deep Copic pinks/reds:  R81, 83, 85, and 89.  I shadowed with my N's, using odds up through N7.  The broom got a bit of E50, 33, and 43, with some N's for shadow.  'Snowy' was colored with B0000 and B00, with a little N for shadow.

The dp's are from an old BG paper pad titled Wassail.  The colors are really rich and dark and I just love them!!!  I borrowed this layout from a tag that Mindy made for me for my birthday.  It's one of my favorite things and I will cherish it forever :-)  All of the flowers are from WOC and the sentiment is from Whimsy.

That's it from me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do hope that you'll leave me a little note to let me know that you stopped by for a visit :-)

Big hugs to you all!


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