Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nastrovia ~ Zum Wohl ~ Cheers

Happy New Year everyone!!

Enjoy your party night!

Edwin Little Moscow_1

 Stamps: Edwin ~ Little Moscow Collection, Postmark
Dies : Doo Hickey : tall firs, Tree row, So Lovely, Spellbinder oval, Spellbinder oval scalloped, Go Create
Paper: Magnolia Once Upon a Time
other: Gesso, Stickles, Lace, Seam binding, felt snowflake,
Coloring: Copics
Almost Everything is available over at Sir Stampalot.

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Magnolia candy winner

hello dears,
i am sorry for not posting earlier the winner of the Magnolia candy.

Dear Sol would you please contact me at claudia es rosa at hotmail dot com with your address
Thank you everybody.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Magnolia Calendar Shutter #29 ~ Happy New Year

Welcome dear Magnolia friends…
I am happy to be able to participate with all of you in the annual Magnolia holiday celebration.

As every year, the team has made beautiful cards and projects that inspire all of us. Now as the year draws to a close, I would like to share with you a New Years card made with one of the cute images you can find in your Magnolia Winter kit; If you ordered it. If not you can still find it at any fine store – may I suggest Sir Stampalot, that carries Magnolia products. I will link and detail all supplies used at the bottom of this posting.

As you may already know, Magnolia is going to sent each day a gift to those out there who leave a comment on a Design Team Members blog. Today is my blog’s turn; so don’t forget to leave a comment below and I will draw a winner the next day. Please come back and check if you won.

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Just a note… tomorrow (December 30) you want to check Kim’s beautiful blog – its her turn next.

With love always and have a wonderful New Year – I am already excited to see what cute Tilda images we can expect in 2014. Pauline has surprised us this past year with some really cute animal/pet images which I personally adore and how great are those new double sided papers??!!! Love ’em! I am sure there is more to come …


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Stamps: Magnolia “in the snow scarf Tilda”, Post mark stamp
Coloring: Distress markers Tim Holtz
Paper: Magnolia Ink, Water colour paper
Sentiment: Stampin up
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart, Trees, Holly berries (set of two – twig and snowflake)
Memory box snowflakes corner, file folder tab, Tim Holtz clock
Other: Silver, Diamond, Stardust Stickles, Distress ink Walnut stain, Water brush, Distressing tool, Big Shot

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Hi there,
back with a card using one of the stamps that came in the Magnolia Christmas stamp kit 2013. love
the mix of images which could be used all the way for Valentines.

Still was not feeling to get my photo tent all the lights out, so I am moving my cards around to see where I like the light. We do have now more windows in the rooms but its really odd to me what a difference real light makes compared to the photo tent. If I have the picture in my photo program to resize and adjust darkness it makes the photo always green, vs the raw photo taken in the tent came most of the time true to the real colors.

The image was water colored with distress markers. I just used the tin in the back to hold my card into place. The inside was not finished so the card was very front heavy :-)

Stamps: Snow Heart Tilda
Sentiment: Amuse Art Stamps
Dies: Spellbinder circle, Tim Holtz border snow flake, Magnolia tree/Firs, Tea Label tag set of 3
Paper: Magnolia blue Christmas, Water color paper whoohooo back in stock!!!
Ink: Stazon, Distress vintage photo
Other: felt snowflake, paper distresser, paper doily, snow tex

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Little Gift

Hello there...
this is my second holder and I thought I had taken photos how the inside looks but I think I never did.
Essentially imagine a 12x12 paper and you score the paper so you have 9 sections scored. You would cut the 4 squares in the top /bottom corners out (this is just the visual) if you want to re-create this.. don't forget to add the height of your post-it note, so I added to my squares about 0.5. I used 2 12x12 of paper. If you create yourself a dummy first from old paper it's very easy to figure out.

 These are the supplies I used:
Stamp: Winter Wonderland Collection "Show the Way Tilda"
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Mistletoe, poinsettia
Memory Box snowflake die
Stickles: Star Dust, Diamond, Silver
Coloring: copics, white gel pen
Tools: Scor pal

post signatureThank you and take care

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Day Before Christmas

or just before 2013 ends I am able to post something on my blogs again.
It has been so long since I was able to sit and craft after our move and than honestly I was feeling so unsecure about my coloring that it felt I had to start all over again. Seeing all the lovely cards from you guys delivered by Bloglovin was nice over the months but also it made me feel - "I cant color like this anymore or I cant do THIS"
Lots has happened after the move. I want to keep this short but I know some of you might be interested. After we purchased the house we ran into many problems with the house we did not foresee nor the house inspection caught. Not only did this set us back time wise but also as you can imagine was a expensive. The house we purchased as I told you earlier was owned by an old lady and she just gave up on it and they never updated or repaired anything on the house or property.

We knew we needed a new kitchen and as we got ready to tile the floor my husband got very sick and needed an emergency surgery. He is well now but of course after that he needed to get rest and was unable to lift anything . So all our "projects" were on hold.
Where are we jet :-) well... lets put it this way... I have still no kitchen in my house, after the cabinets were delivered about 60% of them arrived in such bad condition that we just simply could not accept them just to HAVE a kitchen in. As of now I have most of the cabinets sitting in the kitchen or in my family room. Its a MESS.  I will post some of the photos below the card photo if you are interested ... keep scrolling down otherwise I think I want to show you the card I made. I quickly took this photo in my living room. Not sure if I will get my tent up anytime soon - I kind of like the "look" of it and its so much faster. I colored this image together with Angie who helped me with her new Tim Holtz Distress Markers and water coloring. It was a nice day with her just crafting :-)
A Day Before Christmas Edwin
Paper: Watercolour

Thank you :-)

here are some photos taken yesterday of my kitchen.... we had to redo walls, fix a big hole in the floor, ripped a layer of tiles and laminat out in order to tile, removed one larger window so we can have the peninsula come out right underneath the window, open a wall to make the entry larger to the family room

I am quite happy how my cabinets turned out ... here in the USA the trend is right now to have all white cabinets, my husband hates it :-) so our compromise was to go with Maple cabinets in grey stained with an ebony brush finish. I am going to have a white Granite as counter top.