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Monday, March 22, 2010

New Magnolia Cards St Pattys Day Party and some News

Happy Monday....I hope you don't mind but this will probably end up being a long post. I wanted to share some photos of our trip to the beach to party with friends for St. Patty's Day, some new cards that I made last week and some awesom news. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours here was just a beauty. The sun was shining and it was warm. We started the clean up of our patio of tearing down our bamboo canopy that the storms had totally demolished. Not to mention all of the other things it ruined in the process. DH has decided to build a pergela (SP?). He wants it to be sturdy. No more canopys. But I have some reservations. He's not a builder. I remember when we had a dog shortly after we purchased our home, he tried to build a doghouse for her. She tore it down as fast as he could build it...lol...I still chuckle at the thought of that....so this will be something I will document to add to our family album...hopefully everything will end up the way he invisions. Wish him luck.... The photos below are some of the St Patty's Day party we went to down at the beach. This is something that we do every year. We totally dress up and look like dorks, but hey, it's all in the fun...right!!! This years theme was light ups. I know you can't see them in the photos but we did glow like a tree....lol....we had so many people come up to us wanting us to have a photo taken with them. It was such a blast, a time that we get to spend together and just let loose... I have to say that this is my fav. photo of DH. Look at his hat. All of those shot glasses.....they go all the way around the hat.....and he actually had someone pour beer into them...lol...they use to come out but I had hot glued them so that he wouldn't lose them. and here the both of us are...I told you we looked like dorks....lol...but we had fun not to mention alot of WOOWOO'S...alot of them....my drink holder is actually one of the tall plastic drink thingies with a lid, I just decorated it with a green boa, added the hat at the top and just added some other decorations around it with a couple of lighted buttons...it holds one woowoo perfectly minus most of the ice that they add to the cup.... these guys were so funny...you could tell they were having a blast as everyone was...but look at the next photo with his green shoes...plastic...lol...now if he wasn't a man comfortable in his skin...lol....I soo loved these.... well that's the photos of the party at the beach...here's some cards that I made last week....all images were colored in with Distress ink refills......Enjoy!!!!!!
here's a card I'm going to send DH in the mail. I used the jungle scene, tilda with lace skirt and stuffed couch from Magnolia that I purchased from the Magnolia-licious Store . I'm having alot of fun playing with these stamps. The plants and wall are from Starving Artists. I absolutely loved this set I got from them as you can see more of the set on the inside of the card. It's called Doodlefactory Boudoir and Classic Decor . These work perfectly with the Maggie stamps to.
here's the inside. I took the Tilda with lace skirt head,took another Tilda stamp and cut the hands off , oh crap, I can't remember which Tild she was, to make her look like she was peeking from under the covers. I printed the saying from my computer.....so what do you think? Think he'll like it...lol....I don't know about you, but the longer you're married, the harder it gets to find new ways of, well, keeping things hot...under the covers......lol...
just a closer view...
here's a card I made using the Violin Tilda that I received from Diana at the store for making a purchase. Thank you so much Diana.... I really loved this stamp. I also used the Houses on street stamp from Magnolia. I made this card into a matchbook card.
and this is the inside...I used a stamp from The paper company studio for the inside and the one on the front....
closer view of the matchbook....
Here's my last card to share using Farmer Tilda that I received from a very dear friend Sharon. Thanks girl...she's just darling....I also used the stuffed chair from Magnolia and the rest of the stamps are from Starving Artists. On the curtains I actually made the bar longer by cutting it off and adding a longer piece of cardstock and glued the curtains back on. I wanted to use this stamp, Doodlefactory neighborhood to make it look like you were looking through the window from inside and could see the neighbors houses across the street. I left the saying/greeting blank. I don't know what I'm going to use this card for yet.....
So for my news, and it's EXCITING news, I have been asked by the lovely Betty to be on her design team over at the Burtonesque Dolls Blog. How cool is that. Thank you so much Betty. I can't wait til we can get started...she is looking for some other DT members also. So pop on over to Burtonesque Dolls Blog and check it out. If you're interrested, apply for it...it's really easy peasy....
Well that's all I have for now. I'm going to work on a few challenges this week, so I'll be back later in the week to share....have a wonderful week...hugs from a wet Charm City...

16 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooo...each and every card is utterly fantastic! Of course you know I'm your biggest fan! And I'm not just talking about the size of my rear end! LOL! Love them all, Nancy! A huge congrats on your new DT position! Can't wait to see what it's all about.
hugs!!
sharon

Peggie said...

What cool scenes you made with your cards - very imaginative. Love them. And Congratulations on your DT position.

angel4031 said...

Ohh WOW these are all gorgeous xxx

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, how gorgeous each of these cards are! Beautiful scenes and lots of work went into these beauties. Great job....

Gina L said...

Oh, my gosh, girl! I cracked up at that first card. It is fabulous and I love that you made that whole scene on the inside and out! The other two cards are wonderful, as well. I love your DH as a leprachaun. My uncle makes a good one, too. I still hope we can get together soon. Now I am not going to WV next weekend but other things are going on. When does life slow down and let us breathe???? Gina L

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! Looks like your celebration was a blast!!!! Your cards are all lovely

TFS

Vicki

Kathy said...

WOW these are fabulous!!! I am awful at scenes so I had to go and get some of these stamps!! (All your fault!! haha) I only hope mine turn out half as good! These are just too cute!! And your coloring wow it is fabulous!
COngrats on your DT spot!
:)Kathy

Candy said...

Utterly fantastic card scenes. I can see those stamps from the other company are perfect for additions to Magnolia's. Great work and lots of it!!
Looks like you had a ball on St. Patricks Day - great pictures!
Congratulations on your DT position. I will be interested to see what it is all about :o)
Hugs, Candy

Eulanda said...

OMG you'd so be a hoot to hang out with! Love the pictures of you and DH. You guys looked awesome! Your card to your hubby? Hilarious and very creative! Congrats on the DT spot! Can't wait to see your creations!

cabio's craft corner said...

Ahhhh....these cards a so fun and cheerful. Love each single one of them!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Suzanne J Dean said...

Wow--what fabulous scene cards you've created for these gorgeous Tildas! Wonderful job on them all & LOVE those St. Paddy's Day pics, too fun!

hugz,
Suzanne

Pam said...

Your cards are just fabulous! Thanks for showing where to get those furniture sets. They are the greatest! I got a great couch from Darcies that will go perfectly with them!
You husband had to love his card!LOL! Just too cute!
Take care, and congrats getting on the DT.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

DonnaMundinger said...

Well Nancy, I'm beside myself with love for all of your fabulous cards! they're all just precious, but I had no idea Tilda was a naughty one! LOL My DH always loves stuff like that too! (He says it makes him feel young! LOL) The St. Pats party looks like a BLAST! The costumes are hilarious! You should have started charging for pix and you could have gotten some new crafty goodies out of it. Congrats on the DT. Sounds like my kinda place! Wish I had some more free time. Looking forward to seeing it up and running! xxD

scrappinlil said...

Wow...I love the costume and I just adore those cards...I did leave something on my blog for you..so be sure to stop by!

Monique said...

Wow, they are awesome !! I love them :)).

Hugs Monique

Robin said...

Fun pictures from St. Patty's day!!! I love all of the cards that you've shared. I might have to try a matchbook card...looks fun.