Monday, June 27, 2011

My card fronts are headed for CHA!

Not too long ago, Diana of Magnolia-licious fame, asked her DT to make some card fronts to use at CHA in July. The only stipulation was to use Mini Maggies only! I set right to it and have already mailed off several packages. With the release of the Sweet Rainbow collection she asked for some volunteers to make up more card fronts using the new Mini's. Hello?!! My hand went up immediately and I couldn't wait to get started. Waiting for the images to arrive was hard, but Diana's service is so excellent they were here before I knew it. Although the images you will see below are not Sweet Rainbow images exclusively, all these projects are now in the hands of Diana.

So here's what I came up with...not in the order that I made them...

This card front used the #412 MINI LOVE MUFFIN. I added a little cupcake charm to the ribbon to repeat the theme.


Here is #3029 MINI TILDA IN STAR DRESS from the Sweet Rainbow collection...


This is a little treat box using #3035 MINI TILDA IN SUMMER RAIN and also some pretty Magnolia dp for the box.


Two images were used for this card front. #436 MINI MUSHROOMS WITH SNAIL and #3021 MINI TILDA WITH PONY TAIL. The sentiment is also a Mini -#703 "Just sittin' here thinking of you".



I still have several of these sweet little tins from Michael's. I covered the bottom of the tin with Magnolia dp and some retired ribbon from SU. The image is #371 MINI TILDA WITH FLOWER POT.



This next card was so much fun to make...I used #324 MINI SEEDING TILDA and used the fence die from Magnolia. Since I used this happy chick paper I added a feather along with the leaves and flowers.


This card front is a shaker card. I used #306 MINI MERMAID TILDA. The dp is also from Magnolia. The #413 PELICAN is not a Mini, but is from the Bon Voyage collection.


I was hunting in my "to be altered" box and found several little mini match boxes. I thought this sweet #290 MINI CHINESE TILDA and #738 MINI SEE YOU LATER sentiment would be good together. The paper I used to cover and line the box with is Origami paper.


Here is #290 MINI CHINESE TILDA again, and #505 MINI STONE PATHWAY, but this time as a card front. The punched borders are Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die.

Finally, I made an acetate card front, stamping a scroll butterfly image with White Stazon. The image used here is #261 MINI TILDA WITH HAWAII FLOWER.


I hope Diana will be able to use these at her CHA booth and that it will give everyone an idea of just how versatile these sweet little Mini's are!

Thanks for taking the time to read through this rather long post and I hope you've gained some inspiration for your own creations.

Hugs,
Barb

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Barb -- Diana is so lucky to have you that's for sure. I have that same Fleur de Lis punch and now I know I HAVE to use it. By the way - I adore those little boxes. Your house keeper must be full time!!!!! LOL
    Love you
    Sandy

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  2. Wow Barb,
    Youve out done yourself! That's a lot of cards and all are unique and beautiful! Great job. I'm sure the booth is going to look awesome.
    Hugs,
    Leslie

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  3. Wow Barb, these are gorgeous. I love the white stazon great idea. You did a nice variety to show everyone how versatile these cuties are. Lovely.

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  4. Oh Barb, these are all gorgeous! : )

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  5. Hi Barb,

    They are all so wunderfull. Love your coloring.

    Great job!@

    Hugs,
    Danielle

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  6. All of them are stunning Barb!
    I haven't ventured into Mini World yet but you make them look so cute that I may be straying on to the dark side! LOL
    Thanks for linking up at Magnolia Monday!

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  7. WHOOOHOOOO BARB!!! These are too cute and I GET TO SEE THEM UP CLOSE((HAPPY DANCE))

    As I told Mindy I don't know ANYTHING when some of the displays dissapear tehee!!!

    Every single one is truly a stunner and that COLOURING IS BEAUTIFUL HUN!!!

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  8. OMG,what an incredible collection! Each and every one of your creations is amazing! Beautiful and so special! Oh, I wish I had some time to sit and enjoy coloring some of these Maggies:)
    Hugs sweetie! Great work!
    Iulia

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  9. All of them are adorable! Makes me want to go play with my Minis now!

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  10. Oh Barb these are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!
    Rene :D

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  11. wow wow wow Barb, all your cards are adorable. Fabulous work of art.
    I don't find it easy to work with minis, and admire how you showcase them. Beautiful layerings, and so lovely papers, in perfect proportions for minis.
    MAGNIFICIENT BARB, Absolutely MAGNIFICIENT.
    Hugs.

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  12. Wow Barb, you have been one busy lady! You've done a wonderful job on your cards, sooo cute and pretty! I really like the match box one and your grandkids are soooo cute! Are'nt we lucky to have them!!!
    Hugs
    Judy K.

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  13. Wow! Those are absolutely fantastic. Wish I could go to CHA to see looks on visitors faces when they see these IRL!
    Sue S.

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  14. Oh Barb these are just gorgeous! I just love all of bright dp's and of course your coloring is fabulous. You certainly have been a busy girl!

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  15. wow - what great projects you did, and they are absolutely gorgeous.. luv all the magnolia images and DP you used in all of them.. very pretty....

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  16. All so DARLING!!! Will enjoy seeing them IRL! Wonderful variety of designs! Terrific work Barb!

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  17. Todos super lindos Barb!!! Mau favorito é a caixinha de fósforo!!! Idéia fantástica. Seu colorido como sempre é brilhante... fantástico!!!

    Have a marvellous week!!
    Love and hugs
    Regina

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  18. They are all incredibly gorgeous, Barb!!!!!!

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  19. Barb, WOW! Each and every one of these is soooo special and GORGEOUS! Can't even begin to choose a fave.....Diana will be thrilled, and they'll be beautiful additions at CHA. Awesome job!

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  20. These are gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  21. Great job, Barb! ALL of these creations are so beautiful and unique in it's own way... lots of different layouts and styles. Love them all!
    Hugs, Cami

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  22. Oh Barb,these are just Beautiful! You really have been busy. I'm inspired to be a little more adventurous with my minis after seeing your wonderful creations. Thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs Julie P

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  23. Barb!!! You've been busy busy busy! And such gorgeous little masterpieces!! Your work is always so stunning! I am totally lovin' each and every one of these! Hugs. Pat

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  24. Barb, all of these are fabulous! Where do you find the time? Love visiting your blog for your creations and updates on the children.

    Deb H.

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  25. They are all beautiful Barb!

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  26. Hi Barb!
    These creations are all so beautiful. your coloring and imagination are fabulous.
    I love the little round tin. You colored Tilda beautifully on that one. the little red coat is so beautifully done. I love the mini Tilda sitting on the mushrooms and the little snail.
    I love all the things you have created.
    Hugs Maz

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  27. Wow Barb. These are GORGEOUS! I love that little mermaid! Fabulous!

    Julie

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  28. Barb,
    All of your work is GORGEOUS!!
    I love them all.
    Lots of great ideas too :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  29. Holy moly Barb, I don't know how you get time to do all these wonderful creations. They are all looked fabulous. I think Diana is going to love you and all these creations for CHA!! Thanks for sharing :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  30. Your always do such amazing work and today is no exception!

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  31. They are all soooooo fabulous, Barb!! I love all the different ways you used them and each and every one of them are beautiul! Such wonderful detailing and coloring!! I know that Diana loves them all!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  32. Good gravy Barb these are all totally awesome!!! Each one is so unique and colored to perfection. You are one creative genius and Diana is lucky to have you to help her along. I'm sure her displays will be beautiful!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  33. They're all fabulous Barb and they're going to love them at CHA, wish I could go and see them IRL :D. Hugs, Chris x

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  34. Wow Barb! You've really outdone yourself with your beautiful mini's. Beautiful cards one & all. Nicely done!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  35. Barb time after time I look at your work and just go WOW! You do the most amazing work! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

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  36. wowzers Barb!!! So many gorgeous creations in one post! I'm sure they'll love them at CHA! You are amazing, girl! Your minis projects look awesome, all your Tildas & the muffin are so beautifully colored! Awesome job!
    Hugs,
    Silvie
    xx

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  37. Barb, Ditto to all the above comments. WOW WOW WOW, you are the queen of the mini maggies. I think You've done the most number of cards/projects with them. Each of these are unique and beautifully put together. Kudos to you. I wish I could see them IRL--I bet they look even better than these pictures.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  38. Oh... gorgeousness beyond words!! Love them all and how lucky for Diana that you volunteered!! LOL!! I just love the matchbox!!! What a super sweet idea!! Glad you've been able to create a bit in between all your responsibilities!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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