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Remember Me?!

September 1, 2012

I’m back!! After a too, too long break. I’ve really missed EVERYONE … and of course my Magnolia stamps & Copics!

If you’ve visited my blog in the past, you know that my true stamping love has always been Copics and Tilda! But, I’ve promised myself this time to take it easy and definitely not over-commit.

So, I’ve decided to only have ONE blog – my original  My Cardz  … but with LOTS of Magnolia cardz.  Unfortunately, My Magnolias will no longer be active.   I hope you’ll pop over to my other blog, I’d love to see you!   :)

My Cardz

I must say, I’ve got ALOT of catching up to do … WOW, it’s amazing all the changes in a little less than one year. Thankfully, my Copics have not dried up! :)

It all started with this cutie … I had received this stamp while on the Magnolia Sweden DT, but never had the chance to color her. So very recently I decided to color her up … and that’s all it took!

Hooked once again.

Here’s a picture of the full card … not too many frills, but that’s the way I like to do My Cardz! :)

This cutie is TILDA LOVES FLOWERS from the Sweet, Crazy Love Collection. I’m sorry, but I didn’t keep track of the Copics I used, but promise to be much better at this in the future!

Thanks for stopping by today – I’m happy to see you all once again … it’s definitely good to be back!  :D

Golfing Tilda

September 12, 2011

Happy Monday!

Here’s another from the Winner Takes All collectionGolfing Tilda.  Don’t you love her stipped pants?!    I used some of the matching DP to paper-piece these.

My daughter needed a retirement card for a co-worker who LOVES to golf, so I thought this cutie would be perfect.

I’ve made her on an easel card and thought this sentiment matched pretty well …

We’ve been busy, busy, busy working on the next edition of the Magnolia Ink magazine – the Christmas edition!   Hopefully, I will be able to return to a more frequent posting schedule now.

Thanks for stopping in today ~ hope your week is off to a great start!

Winner Takes All sneak peek & Blog Candy Winner!

August 2, 2011

Welcome back!   I’m so excited to announce the winner of my blog candy today.   I did want to share another sneak peek from the new Winner Takes All Collection from Magnolia

This is the adorable Soccer Tilda (on Soccer Bench)

and, here’s Soccer Edwin!

Aren’t they just the cutest?!!    I think they will work so well for creating scenes for LOTS of projects for all the soccer lovers in your life.

I’ve used them on a tissue box cover …

The instructions for the tissue box cover can be found at Splitcoast StampersHERE.

And, finally ~ (drumroll, please!)

The lucky winner of the Magnolia prize package found HERE is

No. 170 – Deeana of Deeana’s Treats!!!

Congrats Deeana ~ please drop me an email with your mailing address at mgiemza@charter.net.

Special thanks to everyone for your VERY kinds comments!    They truly mean the world to me.  I only wish I had the time to respond to each one individually.  Unfortunately, since I have started working a full-time job, my computer/crafting time has become so limited.   Please know I do appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely sentiments.   Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Nurse Tilda sneak peek, CHA photos & Blog Candy!!

July 26, 2011

Hello friends!   I’m so excited to say that I’ve just returned from Chicago where I was honored to be demonstrating various Copic marker techniques while coloring for my favorite stamp company ~ Magnolia!!    A dream come true, in my opinion!

I hope you have a few minutes — since I’ve got LOTS of photos to share!!   And, some anniversary blog candy at the end.

I was also privileged to meet two of THE nicest people in the world ~ Barbro and John of Magnolia.   It was such a wonderful time spent during CHA with them.

I also FINALLY met up with my dear friend, the amazingly talented, super nice and drop dead gorgeous, Suzanne Dean after many years of working on several DTs together.   Adding to my excitement, I was also privileged to meet Angie Hunt, Ruby Montes and Patti Jo Skoguist, three of the sweetest, most talented ladies around – all working at the Magnolia-licious mini stamp booth!   I felt so lucky to spend time with all of these wonderful people.

Angie, Suzanne, Ruby & Patti Jo

I’ll keep my chatter short today so I have room to share some of the photos I was able to take of the GORGEOUS Magnolia booth … truly my favorite at CHA.

But, I do want to share a quick sneak peek of an ADORABLE, soon to be released image from the newest Magnolia ~ Winner Takes It All collectionNurse Tilda!

I’ve made this card for another dear friend of mine and fellow crafter, who has been ill recently.  So, Nurse Tilda will soon be on her way wishing her a VERY speedy recovery!

And, finally some photos of the Magnolia booth at the summer, 2011 CHA show in Chicago, IL:

Card, cards and more BEAUTIFUL cards from the Magnolia Design Team ~ which rec’d MANY compliments from passers-by:

I’m celebrating my TWO-YEAR anniversary of being on the Magnolia Design Team with some fun goodies directly from Magnolia:

Five Mini Magnolia stamps

Four Magnolia dies

various Magnolia 6x6 papers

Four packs of Magnolia various color chandelier glass garlands

Various Magnolia 12x12 papers

5 Copic markers

If you’d like a chance to win this prize package … all you need do is add your name to the InLinkz form below.   (If you don’t have a blog, no worries – just copy and paste my blog address from above.)

I’ll choose a winner in one week, on August 2nd!

Thank you!!



Tilda with Butterfly Dress

June 22, 2011

Hello and happy Wednesday! Sorry for being MIA these last few weeks and thank you for your unending patience with me!!

Isn’t she a cutie?!    I just love ALL the stamps from the Butterfly Dreams collection.    This cutie is Tilda with Butterfly Dress.

I’ve added a little Flower Soft to Tilda’s flowers.  The FS I used was actually Polar White!   I added a few drops Copic ink from a R81 reinker and mixed it up – kind of reminded me of dying coconut!! LOL

I’ve used some of the new 6×6 papers from Magnolia ~ Sweet Rainbow, Dark Pink Rainbow flowers and Pink Plaid. I really LOVE these gorgeous new colors!   And, I added a gold LOVE charm, tied to the ribbon with gold elastic cord.

Thanks for stopping in today!   Hope you’re having a great week.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Magnolia ~ Tilda with Butterfly Dress
  • Magnolia 6×6 DP ~ Sweet Rainbow collection
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Flower Soft ~ polar white
  • Copic reinker ~ R81
  • Flower Soft ~ high tack PVA glue
  • Miscellaneous ribbon & gold cord
  • Love gold charm
  • White self-adhesive pearls
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics used:
  • dress – RV63, 66, 69, 99
  • skin – E000, 00, 11, 13
  • hair – E50, 51; Y26, 28
  • basket – E30, 31, 35, 57
  • leaves – YG41, 45
  • outlining – T5, 3, 1

Hello Gorgeous!

May 17, 2011

Isn’t he a handsome guy?!   I so seldom am able to use Edwin on a card, and thought he was so adorable in the new Butterfly Dreams image, that I HAD to color him up!    This is EDWIN WITH BUTTERFLY from Magnolia.

He seemed to fit perfectly on the STONE WALL image also from Magnolia.    Both have been colored with Copics.  The butterfly in his hand and the various butterflies on the card have been paper pieced using matching DP, and then a small rhinestone was attached for their bodies.

The sentiment is computer generated.

The gorgeous butterfly paper is from the new Magnolia 6×6 line for Butterfly Dreams ~ TURQUOISE BUTTERFLY.

Thanks for visiting today!

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Magnolia ~ Edwin with Butterly
  • Magnolia ~ Stone Wall
  • PTI – stampers select cardstock
  • Magnolia ~ Turquoise Butterly 6×6 DP
  • Basic Grey ~ Capella DP (striped)
  • Basic Grey ~ Hopscoth (turquoise dots)
  • Memento ~ black ink
  • Distress ~ tumbled glass & bundled sage ink
  • MS Butterflies punch
  • Brown self-adhesive rhinestones
  • Miscellaneous brown checked ribbon
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics Used:  
  • Hair – E30, 31, 35, 37
  • Skin – E000, 00, 11, 13;  R20, 30
  • Shirt – BG10, 11, 72
  • Pants – E31, 35, 47
  • Wall – E30, 34, 43; T0, 1, 3
  • Grass – YG11; BG11, 72, 75
  • Outlining – T1, 3, 5

Feel Better Soon!

May 11, 2011

Isn’t she just the cutest?!   I love all the new images from the Butterly Dreams collection!!   This cutis is called Tilda with Lace Jeans.   This card is a circle easel shape for today’s challenge at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog - you can find a tutorial for this card HERE.

The DP is from the new Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad ~ Lauderdale. I’m in love with the rich jewel tone colors in this collection!

I thought this sentiment was perfect for what seems to be a “concerned” look on Tilda’s face!

Thanks for stopping in today.   Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Magnolia Butterfly Dreams ~ Tilda with Lace Jeans
  • Gina K Designs ~ Arranged with Love sentiment
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Basic Grey ~ Lauderdale DP
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Standard Circles
  • MS Pinking Scallop edge punch
  • Smooch ~ Moonlight
  • Miscellaneous pink dotted ribbon
  • Miscellaneous teeny white buttons!
  • velvet & pearl ribbon flowers from Michaels
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics Used:
  • Jeans – RV19, 25, 29
  • Shirt – BG000, 01, 02, 05, 07
  • Shoes – E30, 31, 33, 37
  • Hair – E31, 35, 47, 49
  • Hair Bow – RV25: YG23; B39; BG05
  • Skin – E000, 00, 11, 13; R20, 30
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