Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lots of Good News

Our beautiful new little grandson arrived October 19th. Such a lucky little boy to have two wonderful parents. Congrats kids!

His artwork was finished just in time too. Daddy and I hung it while Mommy directed and baby looked on. It worked out perfectly with the beautiful mural in the room.
Take a peek...

My cool ghoul Edwin made top honors at ABC Design Team's Challenge. Check it out and stop back for the new Christmas challenge that begins November 6th.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hero Arts Holiday Card Challenge

This fun was a simple card to make but looks so elegant! I'm looking forward to making more of these for this year's batch of special handmade Christmas cards.

Hero Arts challenged us to make a holiday card with a non-holiday stamp. I chose my Blossom Art set of clear stamps and used only the leaf to create this wonderful poinsettia flower. I stamped and heat embossed 7 petals in silver on white vellum and fussy cut. I found it easiest to glue the petals to a punched green Bazzill CS star with Glossy Accents. A punched hole made quick work of assembling the poinsettia with a yellow crystal brad center.

The background is layers of: recycled corrugated cardboard; cream cardstock which was stamped using MS sentiments in aqua & clear heat embossed, 2 faux crystals separate words; 4.125" green Bazzill cs; 4" Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden dp were pop-dotted for some fun dimension; and finished with a tie of aqua netting.

Be sure to check out the fun, upcoming Hero Arts Challenges and Hero Arts Flickr group.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Snippet of Willabee's Art Project...

We're counting down the days now. Little Mr. A is due to make his debut on 10/22 but you know how those things go. Here's more of his triptych I created...this is part of the center panel. It's my own creation made of sewn layers of felt, fabric bonded to cardstock, with cardstock eyes, that have pupils on layers of chipboard that were coated with Glossy Accents. The feel were done the same.

At the 11'th hour I repainted the tree to make it match his room a little better. It is now more caramel and less red.

The ground of each panel is canvas sheets painted with acrylics. I hope he likes it!

Here's the completed middle panel...

The photo was taken under the glass so forgive the glare!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Edwin's Halloween Treat Challenges

Hi fellow crafters and Tilda fans! Today, I'm posting a treat bag/box made of painted and distressed wood. I hope you enjoy.

You can barely see the moon-colored cardstock, black & corrugated layers under all that goodness!
Glossy Accents were added to button & eyes.

Bats on curled wire are on chipboard base with a coat of black Stickles and Glossy Accents.

I used the masking technique on the jack-o-lantern!

Check out that weathered wood treatment!

I began with a wood handled shopping bag purchased from the craft store for $1 (I love bargains) which I painted with 2 coats pumpkiny caramel brown (sand lightly between coats), a fairly thick coat of Decoarts Weathered Wood crackling compound, then finally black acrylic paint and a spray coat of clear matte. I love the affect and almost didn't want to cover over it!

I used a handpunched round of glittery cardstock for the moon backdrop to my little Edwin vampire. I only have 2 Edwins and they are both Halloween personal favs! The sentiment is a Stampendous cling stamp.

I used lots of Copic markers coloring Edwin in spite of his fairly simple coloration. The clothes, shoes, and hair used: C1, C3, C5, N7. For his deadly pallor I used: E000, E50, V000, RV000, RV02, V02. The jack-o-lantern used: Y04, Y07, YR21, G20, Y17, G82 and that's about it!
I'd like to enter my box in the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under #117 Halloween, ends 10/14
ABC DT - Pumpkin Challenge (10/22)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Fall Challenge (10/22)
Hooked on Crafts Anything But A Card (10/15)
7 Kids Kollege Fund Halloween (10/25)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Sneak Peak...

With all the Tilda Christmas stamp hubbub, I've forgotten to post snippets of the tryptic I've been making for my new grandson who will be arriving any day now.

Here's a better close up of the leaves...thank you Cricut and Design Studio for the outer leaf. I used the Accent Essentials cartridge but made the leaf wider using Design Studio. The inner portion is fabric I cut to fit inside the leaf and backed with Stitch Witchery backed card stock. I lost count at 70+ leaves.

Here's the completed first 16" x 20" mixed media, canvas panel...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Magnolia Tilda Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection for 2011

I visited a few stores tonight that are taking preorders for the new Tilda Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. If you have a chance be sure to check out all the new stamps. Here are a few online stores in the USA that began taking preorders today:
Stamping and Scrapping

Stamp and Create (shipping now so I ordered Tucked Tilda in a stocking and Halo Tilda Angel)

Tilda's Town (free shipping - preorders)

Have fun and drop me a comment with what you'll be might help me decide what to get!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection for 2011

I found it at last! I've looked for days and am thrilled to finally be able to post this. It turned up on a Facebook group.

This photo seems to be missing some of the stamps in the club kit like the angel and all the sentiments, mini, and santa hats. Maybe the photo is not the complete issue or those missing items are exclusive to the club kit. I'm really not sure, sorry!

Don't you love the ice skater and the Tilda in a stocking?? I've slowed up buying these because they've gotten so pricey but might have to break down and buy just one!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I was enjoying a little a.m. time at the Magnolia Facebook page and came across a scrumptious card. Soon I plan to put this cake and candles card tutorial to good use and make one of these for my granddaughter's fifth birthday.

Here's another sneak peak at the mixed-media artwork for my grandson-2-be's (also affectionately known as "Willabee") nursery...

I'm in overdrive...the little fellow will be here very soon! This is my 2nd go-round on making leaves. The first batch were too small so the Cricut and I spent all day yesterday cutting leaves in fabric, Wonder Under, white cardstock and colored Bazzill cardstock. I hated to do them all over again since it took over 70 to complete but am soooo happy with the end result!

Check back for more snippets and a baby pic someday too!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Magnolia Tilda Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection for 2011

The stamping world is buzzing over the release of Magnolia's Sweet Dreams Christmas Collection for 2011! Two days ago I happened across a black and white of the collection and failed to copy a link so I could get back. Since then, I have spent hours scouring the internet to no avail! If you come across it, please send me an email with the link or a copy at

Luck was on my side when I came across a blog post with a photo of the club collection, which just started arriving in mailboxes across the USA.

As always, the club collection has fewer stamps than the main release so we still have great anticipation! The stamp in my color photo above and the little ice skater didn't show up in the club collection which should give you an idea of what is to come soon. I'm really looking forward to seeing the full release!

In my search I found some great links to share:
Tina's Blog of amazing Tilda cards...and how the heck did she get the collection so quick?

This gal's blog has one of the cutest stamps I've happened across from the new collection. Check out this sweet ice skater! I found the blogs listed on her margins to be amazing also. Inquiring minds want to know where this lucky person got this image!

Guess you'll also want to visit Shop Bron's website too.