Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia’s annual Christmas Blog hop

On Sunday it´s the first Advent!

We hope that you have been putting up all Christmas decorations until then!

Use the weekend to spend time with loved ones and just snuggle!


Our annual Christmas calendar will be up and running with start Saturday the first of December - DON`T MISS IT!

It will be really nice gifts every day and if you open the door and leave a comment on our DT day blog so you can participate in the draw for today's gift ...

We wish you all good luck!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Christmas

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Hello, I am soooo late with my personal Christmas cards for this year… this week I really got to get my act together and get some done. I sent mail the other day to my mother in Germany and it took her 3 weeks to get it. Pewh.. that means all my Christmas mail for overseas I should probably post by the end of next week to make sure it will arrive in time.

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Here are the supplies I used for this card. You can get most of it over at Sir Stampalot!
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with big bouquet
Design Paper: Magnolia through Sir Stampalot
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Dies: Magnolia Heart, Lovely Tag, Christmas tags/banner, Tag
Embellishments: Glitter cardstock in red and gold, wood embellishment from Hobby Lobby, gingham red ribbon
Ink: Memento black, Walnut Stain

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Thanks for your visit. Stay well

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A little gift


Hello ladies,

today I want to share a little box I have made to give to my friend Christina to her recent birthday. I thought I could hold off showing you the set maybe in Spring, simply because the image does not match the season but I seam to struggle with my crafting time. Besides making things for the Valentines Magnolia ink issue, forth coming blog hops and samples for CHA (which I cant show right now on my blog) I noticed that my older son, needs more help with school work and that takes a big portion of my day.


I would have loved to make the box in more fall colors but I had my mind set on this really sturdy box I have found at Penzy’s, it had the perfect size to host a Pandora bracelet box Smile. Unfortunately the sell only the yellow box separate, the other colors I needed to purchase as a set with 4 spice jars. So my choice was either to paint the entire box white or find some matching papers to cover the sides. Luckily I had some of those very cute Magnolia papers (yellow quilt and rainbow paper) and they matched perfectly. Besides.. I think this box can stay out all year long.


Here are some of the supplies I used
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with kite
Papers: Magnolia yellow quilt, Magnolia over the Rainbow
Dies: Magnolia simple tag die, Magnolia border die, Cheery Lynn die
Bakers twine, Stickles, flowers, Tacky glue


Sunday, November 11, 2012

A batch of easy Christmas “Thank you” notes

Hi there, I have had one of these weeks where I did want to craft but hardly found the time to do so.
So today I would like to show you a few simple cards I have made using Magnolia Mini stamps.

All card bases came from Michaels $1 Dollar bin and were on sale 50 percent off so I got by example the pack of 6 cards you see on the first photo (with gold embossed frame and “Thank you” really inexpensive.Claudia_Rosa_Mini_Thank you_3

I did keep the set of blue cards on purpose rather simple and flat, because they went into my personal mail and the first card went as sample to Sir Stampalot. Did you know that Janice and Andy have a selection of Magnolia Mini stamps? It is just hard to locate them on the web page. Please click on the link and it will get you right there.
As you can tell.. this week was really busy, I did not even bother to carry the 3 cards into my photo tent. I took the photo of the cards in front of my stamp storage. All my stamps are stored by collection in a plastic clam shell container, they can be easily labeled with a Dymo writer if you need or just leave it. They are my best investment for small craft areas. You can stack them really neatly on top of each other or sideways, you can see what you have in them and just pull it out. They do NOT open! I have everything sorted in them… from flowers by color, brads, bling stickers, lace , buttons and so on you name it. While I was in England this year I noticed in the shop that Sir Stampalot does carry them. If you like to have a look, hey are available 3 different sizes, thin, medium thick and the largest, like you see on in my photo.

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Magnolia Mini stamps through Sir Stampalot
Spellbinder Pinking Circle
Magnolia die 1, Magnolia flower, Magnolia mistletoe
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Plastic storage containers

I almost want to apologize for my rather basic cards I show you today Smile but I do need them often for my personal use and I do not always post them on my blog because I feel like that’s not what you guys really want to see Smile


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pretty In Pink And Orange


Hello dears..
well you might ask yourself… is it Valentines already lol… nope! not even here in Michigan Smile
Fall is definitively here and I am thinking Thanksgiving, Toys and Black Friday shopping SmileClaudia_Rosa_Natalia_4
This card was ordered by dear Natalia for her Mom’s special birthday, Natalia liked a similar card I have made about 1 year back and we talked a bit about papers and this card is the end result. I really hope her mother will like this card.
Thank you Natalia, I enjoyed making this card for you!

PS. on the little tags the gifts have Tilda is carrying I’ve wrote “Mom” and on an other “xo”


Yesterday was one of those cold but sunny days and I had gorgeous light in the house, so I thought I give it a shot and take the pictures without the photo tent. (especially after those dark photos from the other day) I have to say I am quite pleased how they turned out.


Claudia_Rosa_Natalia_3Stamps: Magnolia Tilda, Magnolia balloons
Sentiment: Stampin up, On your special day – Magnolia
Papers: Stampin up!
Ribbon: Stampin up! Bakers Twine, lace from stash
other: square paper doily, flowers, pearl stickers, Stickles,
Dies: Spellbinder banner, Magnolia heart die, Magnolia tag, Magnolia tag Stampin up large oval punch
Coloring: Memento tuxedo black, Copic Sketch, Copic Multiliner (writing)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Friends are the best gifts at Christmas


Hello, today I would like to share with you an other little thing I have made for Sir Stampalot’s open house day.|
I thought that a little calendar sheet would not only be nice to look at but also useful for the month of December.

My photos aren’t really great.. I had to rush and take all photos to get the parcel posted and that day it was really dark outside. I do use daylight lamps from the front but behind the tent is a window and I love the light it gives when it is a clear day.


Supplies used Sitting Angel Tilda
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Papers: Magnolia Mini paperes – plaidred snowflake
Dies: Spellbinder Circle, Magnolia Mistletoe, fern, Sizzix – Tim holz snowflake border die – a gift from my friend Angie to my birthday Smile Thank you again Angie – I love it
Embellishments: fake snow, gems, Memento ink, Copics, Stickles, distressing tool

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tilda’s Towel–IT’S BAKING TIME

Hello friends…

how was your Halloween yesterday?
OMG.. I was so late with the treats I decorated for the boys… I disguised 40 Hershey chocolate bars as mummies Smile it was a lot of work and I was running late with all the wrapping. That being said.. I had planned to post a photo of those yesterday but I completely forgot to even take a photo of the lot.
Teachers told me that they were a hit and one teacher wants to make them herself next year YEAH!!! Things like that makes my day Smile

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Anyways.. today I would like to show you the kitchen towel I have made for Sir STAMPALOTS event last Saturday and I got notice from Janice that all my things made it in time to England, so I know some of you have seen them already in the shop.

Things like the towels are such nice gift ideas and quickly made. You could make a towel like that and use the cloth as wrapping for some homemade goodies.. tie it on the top with a bow, add a nice tag – DONE.

Coloring takes a bit of practice. The Copics run like crazy on the fabric. You got to be very quick and do not add the tip of the pen too close to the stamped outline. If you use VersaCraft inkpad the towel is completely usable and you can wash the towel.

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Here are the supplies I used
Pink kitchen towels came in a set of two found at IKEA
Stamp: Tilda with lovely Jam
Sentiment: Amuse (retired)
Ink: Versa Craft
Coloring: Copic Sketch