Sunday, December 18, 2011

On their way to CHA.....

I'm so sad that I won't be able to go to CHA in just one short month! It was certainly the high of the winter season for 2011 for me. The show is absolutely amazing, so many vendors, so much beautiful STUFF! It was so awesome to meet Diana and Roy Crick and some of the other members of the Magnolia-licious Design Team! Even though I can't go, some of my work will be going and I'm proud as punch that it will be on display in the Scor-Pal Magnolia Mini World booth.

This will be a rather long post, as I'm going to show you all my work in one post. I have another post for later this week, but can't show you until my gift is given to my friend, who checks my blog frequently. The kids will be home home on Christmas holidays next week and excitement reaching cosmic proportions at our house! It's going to be a fabulous Christmas with young children here again, but a lot of work as well.

I've already shown the two Christmas card fronts I made for the show so now I would like to share with you the Valentine themed projects I did.....

Here is a candy cone I made using Magnolia dp and Heart Border. The handle was made using the Mini Scalloped edge die. I used #341 Mini Tilda Blowing Hearts from the 2009 Love Collection. I popped her up on two hearts I made with my Spellbinder Hearts Classic and Scalloped dies. I also added some Bakers Twine bows to each side of the cone. Sorry, I didn't keep record of a single Copic marker that I used.

Next, I purchased a paper mache heart from Michaels and decided to cover it with three coordinating Magnolia papers, I tore the edges of the outer ones and distressed them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Next I made a Rosette (see my tutorial here)using one of the papers on the front then added a Classic Heart and #174 Mini Edwin Wants a hug on dimensional tape.

On the back I added another Rosette and my signature stamp in the center and finally I glued a strip of ribbon from my stash to complete the heart. He certainly stole my heart and I hope he'll steal yours too!

This next card is kind of a bridge between Valentines and spring.. For this card I used #280 Mini Tilda with Striped Tights, some Magnolia dp which I've had in my stash
and Marianne Lace Doily Die to accent the piece. I thought the Soft Sky (SU) was a nice contrast to the pink and brown. The ribbon, heart charm and pearls are from my stash. The sentiment if from Whipper Snapper March 2010. I also used a MS punch of hearts for the bottom of my panel. So still a heart theme, but using softer spring colors...

No on to my last few....

First came #3050 Mini Tilda with Heart Lace and I was still thinking hearts, as I used the Round Heart Die from Spellbinders and some heart dp, but it turned out to be a little bit of St. Patrick's with all the green. Perfect for spring, right?

So here is my card front, but not really a card front as it folds in half almost like an easel card except there's no bottom for the prop. I had lots of fun designing this card and love all the sparkly rhinestones that grace Tilda.

Here's a view that shows you the dimension of all the circles...

And last, but definitely not least is actually the first little card front I made before I thought up all the others. I have masked #3027 Chicken Tilda behind #452 Two Eggs, both from the Easter Collection 2010. I used several punches for this card, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Lacy Edge Circles and a MS edge punch the name which escapes me! I also used a MS punch for my butterflies and Marianne dies for me leaves. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Wow, that was a lot!!!

I used traditional Easter colors for this card front hoping to evoke visions of warmer weather and the Celebration of Easter....

I added lots of Stardust Stickles to the eggs to give them glimmer and shimmer!

Okay, just one more small item before I let you go. I made this little notebook several months ago and it's been for sale in my ETSY shop, but no one loved it enough to purchase it. I am sending her along with the CHA cards, because I think someone should love her.

She is #211 Dancing Party Tilda. She would love to dance into someones pocketbook to help them keep track of to do lists and phone numbers and other important info.
I hope Diana will enjoy her....

Well, a rather long post, with lots of different item to check out. I have to say that because of all the holiday excitement, shopping, deadlines for several other projects and umpteen Christmas parties this past week I'm plum worn out! I have just one more post this week, and that will be it until after Christmas. Mainly because this is all I have to show you.....sigh!

I Wish you all the very Merriest of Christmas, with joys and peace abounding to you as we remember the Reason for the season.

See you again soon,
Blessings and hugs...


  1. Well you certainly have been busy Barb!!! What wonderful projects and it is nice to think about spring even though I still have Holidays to do yet!!! Terrific projects each and every one!!!

  2. Golly! so many cute ideas. Very lovely:)

  3. You have been busy Barb. All your projects are so beautiful and your coloring on them all is so lovely.
    Hugs maz

  4. Oh Barb, those are delightful. They'll be the hit of the display at CHA. I especially love little dancing Tilda cuz right now I'm feeling just like her. Feelin' pretty lucky. Hope your little curtain climbers have a wonderful Christmas and your your DH's holiday season is blessed.
    Sue S.

  5. Barb, These are all wonderful dear!!!! Diania is going to be thrilled with all of these goodies!!!

    I want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season...
    sending lots of love your way......

  6. I will take them all.. its okay which one you pick out for me.. I love them all.. seriously, they are all so adorable.. I am just so sorry you are not going, but am so happy your ideas are going to be there and glad your cards will be there, but guess God knows what he is doing this year.. Hubby needs you this year as do the kids, but next year, well look out, you will have it made.. you will be up front dragging all the rest along!!! You will be okay Barb and everything will be fine.. Hanukkah begins Tuesday so if I don't get to talk to you before, Happy Hanukkah.
    Hugs, Jean

  7. These are jsut delightful Barb! I love the Candy cone, just perfect for Valentines day treats. Your colouring of the mini's just gets better and better. Beautiful work
    Have a wonderful Christmas with the little ones
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Wow beautiful projects Barb. You've been a busy gal my goodness, but all these are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing them :o)

  9. Wow! Wow! and another Wow!! every single creation is beautiful Barb. Diana is a lucky lady to have these little beauties.
    Wishing you a Very Happy Christmas.
    Suzi x

  10. All Amazing! Where on earth did you find time to create all of these beauties plus do all of your other stuff? I admire you so much! I may have to start calling you Wonder Woman. Anyway each project is gorgeous and so detailed. You always use amazing colors and DP's. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  11. Oh my goodness these cards are just stunning!!!!! Wow you sure have been busy!!!!! Love thenm all and excellent work!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!

  12. Everyone of your projects are adorable Barb. You have been one busy lady. I love Chicken Tilda the most!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  13. Wow you are busy, I love them, the valentines are so cute especially the cone. Your cards are going to be a beautiful inspiration at CHA. Sorry you cannot go this year hopefully next time.

  14. Your projects are perfection! I love each and every one of them.

  15. no wonder you havent had time to skype, you been working like a demon, these are all so amazing Diana is gonna be over the moon to get these for the show. Your work is just in a class of its own, amazing!

  16. Wow. That's all so beautifull Barb !

    Hugs Monique

  17. Your work is SPECTACULAR, Barb!!!! Such gorgeous creations...I couldn't begin to pick a favorite!

  18. You have been very busy. They are all marvelous. Awesome work!

  19. What a beautiful batch of eye candy to be sending to CHA. Every item you made is gorgeous and the coloring is outstanding and so beautiful.

  20. of the absolute highlights of the last winter CHA was meeting you! I'm so sorry I won't get too see you again...but your projects are AMAZING!!! I really, really wish you were going to be able to go again this year. Have a very, very Merry Christmas to you and your family Barb! :)

  21. Barb, these are all gorgeous!! I especially love the first one and the Easter one!! Gorgeous!



  22. Barbara these are all so beautiful. I can't wait to see them up close at CHA! Bummer that you are not able to time maybe.

    Tracy Valure


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