Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Magnolia-licious Tuesday Challenge!

Well hello there! How are you all?  We are getting lots of rain today because a cool front is coming in! Wow! Our weather surely can't make up it's mind.  I am in shorts one day and ski clothes the next! haha!!

I am sharing my Magnolia-licious card for the Tuesday Challenge "ANYTHING GOES".  This will be my last card for the Magnolia-licious team I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the team and working with the adorable Magnolias and the fantastic team members, but it is now time for me to take a crafting break from all design teams, yes, including my beloved Lili of the Valley.  I hope to get around to the occasional card, but it just will be when I have free time, so please do keep checking back and say "hello".

 I think we all go through those times when we just need to go a different direction.  I am going to start volunteering for a Hospice group and want to dedicate my time that way.  I have always volunteered in the community in one way or another but this one will be very special to me.  I can't think of a better way to spend my time than helping those at the end of their life make a smooth transition. Some may not even have family to visit, so someone needs to be there for them! 

So without further ado here is my project for the challenge.  I have made an ornament with the super cute new minis from the latest Christmas collection, Waiting for Christmas!

I colored mini Little Cute Tilda and mini Snowy Branch  with distress inks and used my cricut to cut the tags.  I have a piece of cardboard sandwiched between the cardstock pieces.  My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - Christmas Wishes.

This will be the last challenge of the year so that the DT can spend some quality time with family and friends during the upcoming Holiday Season.  Our challenge will run until Jan. 12. That gives you 6 weeks to create some fabulous cards/projects for a chance to win a prize form Magnolia-licious.

Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.

I hope you will join our challenge!

Big hugs,


Monday, December 1, 2014

Birthday Card For My Daughter!

Hello, I hope everyone is not too stuffed from Thanksgiving! We had a little crowd at our house and lots of wonderful food! We had an extra kitty (my grandkitty) and 2 extra pups, it was a bit like a zoo haha!  Now it's time to get all the Christmas decorations up and ready for everyone coming back over for Christmas and we'll do it all over again haha!!! I am very thankful for the family that I have though. 

My daughter had her birthday on Nov. 20th and turned 25!!! Yes, you heard me right, she is a quarter of a century, as I like to tease her haha!

I had bought this cute CC Designs stamp when she graduated from nursing school and now she will be getting variations of this card all the time now that I have the stamp haha!  So here is her birthday card!

Hee hee, isn't she a cutie!?  As I have said before she works in the cardiac ICU unit of St. Lukes at our Medical Center.  They wear turquoise blue scrubs on her unit, so I colored her to that effect.  I colored her with distress inks and used the Pastel Dreams paper pad from LOTV.

Here's a picture of my grandkitty.  This is Wade and his girlfriend's kitty.  She was having a ball, literally,  as I decorated the Christmas tree!  I will have to put the finishing touches on when she leaves because I don't want her playing with the really old glass ornaments from my Grandmaw haha!

Have a wonderful day you guys and give your kiddos a squeeze just because!!!!!!!

Hugs, Dena

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop

Good morning Lili of the Valley fans!  Today the design team is having a blog hop to introduce the next release.

Check it out! These new sweet stamps will be available Sat, Nov. 22nd, at the Christmas Open Day. No worries if you can't make it because they will be available online the 24th! Woo Hoo!

Today I am sharing "Afternoon Stroll" with you.

She has been colored with Inktense and Distress Inks.  The paper is from Pastel Dreams paper pad from LOTV.

In case you are not going in order, here are the links to follow:


Dena (ME!)

 Be sure to leave everyone a little love because there will be a set of  the 10 new stamps and a set of the 3 paper pads to win!

Thank you for stopping by the hop, be sure to hop on to Fleur now!  I am sure she will have something lovely to share with you!
Hugs, Dena

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Magnolia-licious Challenge

Howdy, Magnolia Friends. Today we have a new challenge for you at Magnolia-licious. Our theme for this challenge is…"White-on-White".

This challenge will run until November 24th. We are looking forward to all those White cards and projects you are going to share with us!
For my card today I have used one of the new cuties from the Waiting for Christmas collection.  This Tilda is called "It's Cold Outside Tilda" and she is colored with Inktense Pencils.
I have used a ton of dies for this card. First off you can see the Doohickey "Lovely Fence" and  Impression Obsession Birch Trees Die.  I also used a Memory Box die "Cottage in the Woods".  The banner is Spellbinders.
Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.
Come and join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store.
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog! Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Dena

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sneak Peek for LOTV

Time for another little sneak peek of the new stamps coming out at Lili of the Valley.  These stamps will be available Nov. 22nd in the shop and online Nov. 24th.


More paper pads as well will be launched.  So much excitement and so many new things!!!!!

Be sure to get in on these great deals.  I hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks from the design team so far.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Dena

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sneak Peek!

Hey there everyone! I showing you a sneak peek for Lili of the Valley today!

I have kept this rather simple, but I adore the darling papers called "Country Meadow" from LOTV to go with the little bunny.  This stamp reminds me of the phrase "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always as long as I'm living my baby you'll be".  Did you all read that book to your babies like I did? Awe, makes me cry every time I read it.

These stamps will be release very soon so stay tuned.  There are lots more sweet stamps as you would expect from LOTV.  Be sure to keep checking the DT's blogs for more sneak peek.  You can also look on the side of my blog for direct links to their site.

Thank you so much for coming by my blog!

Hugs, Dena

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"W"ednesday Inspiration Post

Hey there girls! How are you doing? Is anybody counting down the days till Christmas? Yikes! I really need to get started on some cards.

It's my turn to share a "W"ednesday post for Magnolia-licious so here's one to start off Christmas! This is "Hanging Gifts" by Wild Rose Studios.  You can find her here at Magnolia-licious.  It just reminds me of Holly Hobbie and I totally adored Holly Hobbie!!! 

I colored her with distress inks and used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers in the corner.  The die at the bottom is a Doohickey die called Christmas Lace and the leaf is Doohickey Cozy Fern and Snowflake.

For a chance to win the weekly "Leave a Comment" Surprise Package all you have to do is:

1.  Leave a comment on any of the posts ion the Challenge Blog.

2.  Leave a comment on any of the DT's blog post for that week.

3.  The more posts you comment on the better you chances to win.  Like us on Facebook at Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page.

I hope you guys have a marvelous Wednesday!!!  Thank you ever so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Dena


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