Monday, March 30, 2009

Magnolia-licious!

Stamps: Swing and Alva by Magnolia, Inside stamps by SU!
Paper: DP by My Minds Eye; Pumpkin Pie; Apricot Appeal; Papertrey Ink White
Ink: Memento Black; Apricot Appeal; Baja Breeze; Copics
Other: CTMH white flowers; self adhesive pearls; Unknown pewter butterfly; unknown flower ric rac; Nesties curved rectangles
Card Measures 5.5 sq



Good Morning! Good Morning! It's a happy day today!!

How are you today, my friends? I hope that you had a delightful weekend!

I decided not to go down to the Cape with my husband, Pat. So I just spent Saturday at home with the kiddos. But at least it was a sunny spring day, so I turned off the heat and threw open the windows for some fresh air. By the time the kids went to bed I was more than ready to go down into my stamp room and make a nice springy card. I also received an order of new Copics that I treated myself to for my birthday! ;) So I had some new colors that I knew would match well with these papers from My Minds Eye. I belong to a Yahoo group called Magnolia-licious. On this group they had a secret bunny swap. So we were assigned another member and were to send them a "secret package" . We had made up wish lists too that our secret bunny could look at. I got a wonderful package from Jackie Norris. She sent me lots of fabby treats! Among the goodies was this Alva stamp from Magnolia. Believe it or not, I do not buy every stamp I want! LOL! And this was one of those that I wanted, but didn't let myself get. But those who know me, know that I like gnomes and fairies. So I was happy to ink Alva up last night. She was actually part of the "Jingle Jangle" Christmas-y collection. But she looks like a garden elf to me! (I cut off the bell on the end of her hat) And Magnolia must have thought so too, because they released a giant flower and mushroom with these cute little elves. Of course, now I will HAVE to buy those for Alva! LOL! :) uuuuuummm...a Mother's Day gift to myself?!

This card was made for this week's TechnoStamper's Sketch Challenge. Mary Jo has a fab sketch this week. You can view it here. I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right to meet my needs. Join in and leave a link on MJ's blog to share your creation. Speaking of creations, wait until you see the beautiful card that MJ made this week!

Well, as I have been typing this post (at a reasonable hour, I might add!) I have learned that it is OK for me to share some BIG NEWS! Big for me, anyhow! Diana Crick, owner of Magnolia-licious and developer of Scor-Pal, has asked me to join the Magnolia-licious Design Team!!!! Magnolia-licious has the largest online selection of Magnolias in North America! (I know I am using way too many exclamation points! LOL!) After, I picked myself up off the floor, I responded with a YES! YES! YES! I am in Magnolia heaven! If there was one design team that I wanted to be a part of, this was it. I am just so honored that Diana thinks my work is good enough to join the ranks of her amazing design team. Claudia, Suzanne, Cheryl, Suzy and Sharon are all amazing and talented! They are such an inspiration to me. I hope that I can keep up.

However, this means I have to step down from the KL Stampin' and Scrappin' Store design team. It was really hard for me to do this. Kelly has been so good to me. She is a really sweet person. But I know that she has an amazing group of designers that will help her AWESOME store grow. They are a terrific group of ladies and it was an honor to get to know them and work along side them. Thank you Kelly for the wonderful opportunity to work for you!
(BTW-I got the Magnolia Swing on this card from Kelly's store. HERE)

I am so glad to see so many people participating in this week's 3 Clovers Challenge!! The cards are FAB...I am really enjoying looking at them all. I have not made to all of them yet. I like to imagine that there are more participants this week because y'all want to send me birthday wishes...not for the prize....right?! ;) LOL! Either way, you have until Wednesday evening to partcipate. I can't wait to see more purple cards!


I know that I have been going on and on today...see that's what happens when I type my posts at a reasonable hour the night before and not at 3 AM. LOL! Thanks for coming by today and reading my blah blah and sharing in my excitement.

Have an Excellent Monday!


44 comments:

Moni said...

Congrats for joining the Magnolia-licious DT! Card is awesome, love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Love the layout and little butterfly you add! Hugs, Moni

Cheryl said...

Kerry, gorgeous Alva card! Love how you matched your beautiful coloring to the MME paper! gotta check out the sketch!

AND, a huge congratulations to you! Diana is one smart cookie! Welcome! I know your excellent work (and daily posts) will keep me on my creative toes! I love all your designs! So happy for you!

joey said...

Hi Kerry, fantastic card, the colours are gorgeous, love the image! beautiful colouring. Joey.x

Ananya Gupta said...

wow Kerry. I should say, that being a part of a design team for one of your favourite type of stamps is probably one of the best gifts you could get for your birthday! Congrats and keep crafting :)

Lynn said...

Good Monday morning, Kerry! Congrats on your excellent news! I cant wait to see what you come up with for Magnolia! I love your cards, they are terrific. The Alva is so cute, great job! Have an awesome day.

Tara said...

Wonderful card Kerry - I would never have thought of putting that Tilda on a swing but she looks great! Congrats on your amazing news! xx

Tonya said...

Love the card! That paper is fantastic and your coloring is superb girl!

A big congratulations on the Magnolia-licious design team. That is awesome!
I am sorry to see you leave KL but I understand! Best of luck to you my dear!

Tonya

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Kerry! You are so deserving of that spot on the Magnolia-licious team! I love your work!! This card is fantastic!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW Kerry! On the Magnolia-licious DT! Boy, they sure know a winner when they see one! You rock, girlfriend!

And this card is beautiful. I think using the Christmas elf as a garden elf was genius and the colors you chose perfect!

Have a fantabulous day!

Hugs,

Lisa Somerville said...

BIG Congrats Kerry! Love the colors on your card - such a cute image!

Monique said...

Congratulations !!!
I love your card !!

Hugs Monique

cats whiskers said...

Congrats hun and well deserved.
Love this gorgeous card what fabulous colour and papers you have used
Hugs Jacqui x

Michelle N. said...

Woohoo, a design team! Yeaaah for you! Your card is wonderfully cute!

MJ said...

OMG! Congratulations on your new DT position! That is fabulous and a perfect fit! Of course your card for this weeks challenge is just darling inside and out. I am still too lazy to do much on my insides--only once in a while, lol. Thanks for playing this week!

Basement Stamper said...

Kerry, that is awesome! I'm so happy for you and I'm sure you are Magnolia heaven! Love this card, very cute.

Velta said...

Wow ~ Congratulations you deserve your new post. Love this card...it is so colorful, especially love the cheek color on her face :)

Christina said...

The card is gorgeous and congrats on the fabulous news on joinging the design team!

Christine said...

Beautiful card. What a cute stamp. The colors are perfect. I love that paper. All their releases this season have been just awesome. That was so nice of your secret bunny to send you the stamp and goodies.

Congrats on the DT position. I am not surprised at all because you do wonderful work. I can't wait to see all the inspiration that you will be showing us.

I hope you have a lovely rest of the day!
Christine

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on your new DT position!!

Pia said...

Kerry,
Your card is beautiful, I am so impressed by your immense talent. I like how you are decorating the inside too.

CONGRATS on your big news! I am so happy for you!

Jessica G. said...

Adorable Alva card! I really like how you used the Nestie and how you decorated the inside of card, too.

Sharon Caudle said...

A huge CONGRATS to you, Kerry!! Your DT position is very well deserved and I'm so happy you're on the team! I think you already know how much I love your work! :)

Your card is ADORABLE! I love Alva on the swing and your coloring is amazing! LOVE the inside too! Fantastic card!!

Elena said...

Wow! Kerry! What a FANTASTIC news!!!! Congratulations! Your Magnolia cards are always so inspirational!
Love your Elf card!!! Very beautiful!

mamichelle said...

Finally a magnolia with a mouth! hehe Love this one. Very cute.

Congrats on the DT!

Ida P. Krause said...

Way to go Kerry! You do love your Magnolia's and your cards are always so cute and fun and this one is no exception.

Ila said...

Love your Gorgeous Super Cute Elf card!!...and Congratulations!!....they are lucky to have you...your work is Gorgeous!!....Hugs, Ila

Anna Banana said...

Congrats on the design team - that must be such a thrill for you!!
Could you contact me vial e-mail about SBS 24? I have a few questions for you :)
XOXO and congrats again!
Anna Banana

Cami said...

Congrats on becoming a DT member for Magnolia-licious! Your work is absolutely wonderful and I am very happy for you. Your card is adorable, and as always, I love your coloring!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOOHOO!!!!! What great news. You ROCK with Magnolia images!

Adair said...

Congratulations, Kerry! I can't think of a more deserving person to be on the Magnolia-licious DT! Yippe yeah for you!!!

Shelley said...

Congrats on being appointed to the design team!

Love your card - looks so spring-like and cute!

Kristine B. said...

Once again, congratulations on making Magnolia-licious DT!! We will miss you lots, but like I said b4...we know where to find you! ;0)

This card is so beautiful--those papers are so gorgeous!! Love the inside as well.

Tracey said...

Congratulations Kerry!! You rock the Magnolia images so it comes as no big surprise!! Very exciting news!!

This card is no different. Love it!!

MarieL said...

Again, congratulations Kerry!!!

I love Alf and Alva. Terrific colors and I really like the DP. Very nice on the inside, too.

Candy said...

Hi Kerry!

Congratulations once again on making the DT for Diana Crick!!

Wanted to let you know how I love your paper and the cute little elf you made to match.Your work is always wonderful. Like the inside very much as well.

Kim said...

Gorgeous card Kerry and CONGRATS again hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Summerthyme Studio said...

Congratulations on your DT assignment!!!! You must be a pretty happy lady this week.......You are very talented and I am doing a happy dance for you!!!!!

Hugs

Vicki

Kathy W said...

congrats on new copics and design team-totally deserving, can't think of a better crafter to show off their stamps!

Stefanie said...

Congrats Kerry! That is a perfect fit for you. :)

Kristen said...

Huge congrats your way!! Long overdue. Your cards are amazing, and the new elf is no different. YOu rock!

Linda S. said...

Hi Kerry, I just had time to read yesterday's post, but did not have time to leave a comment. Your news is so wonderful and I am so excited for you that I had to come back and leave a Big Congratulations for you. Linda S. in NE

Suzy said...

Congrats Kerry! We are so lucky to have you aboard :) Your work is so sweet, lovely and full of detail!

hugs,
Suzy

Sue from Oregon said...

I am doing the happy dance for you Kerry!

Pam said...

Even the insides of your cards are gorgeous! Love this card!
~Pam
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