Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Magnolia-licious Blog Hop - Happy Birthday Diana!!!!

Hi everyone and welcome to the August Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!! This month, we are having a party for our illustrious leader, Queen Diana!! Diana is the most generous and kind person I know! Not only does she offer the largest selection of Magnolia images in North America, but her prices are fantastic, her service is impeccable, she gives you in store credits with each purchase at Magnolia-licious, and on top of all of that, she is always surprising us with special discounts! So now it's time for her to sit back and let us honor her! I can't begin to tell you how kind hearted and giving this woman is, and having the opportunity to work with her is one of my most treasured blessings. 

A very heartfelt and loving Happy Birthday to you, Diana!!!!!
If you have arrived here from my extremely talented friend, Barb, then you're on the right track with working your way through this wonderful party and tribute to Diana!! If you should happen to get lost along the way, no worries! Just head on over to Magnolia-liciou Highlites to get back on the right path. So now that we've got your appetite going, it's time for the main course, Surf and Turf!!  While you're chowing down on the lobster and filet, please scroll down for a look at my project.


So for my blog hop project this month, I've created a Birthday card for Diana.



I stamped #226 Birthday Tilda and #233 Congratulation Tilda onto X Press It Blending card and colored them with Copic markers before I cut them out. Because of the tiny cuts around the cake, I left an edge around them this time. I didn't want to cut one out with an edge and one without, so I kept it consistent.  Congratulation Tilda is not available in the store right now, but her mini version is!!  I also used #594 Balloon Background, and the grassy background is Magnolia as well, but I can't find it in the store right now. The DP is Magnolia Hoppy Easter/Spring matted with Bazzill cardstock. For the vertical trim, I used a Magnolia Doohickey die.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the bow is made with May Arts silk ribbon from Stamp and Create.


For the next pic, I took some inspiration from Barb and added an image directly the sentiment panel. The sentiment is from a set of Hero Arts and I thought it was awesome with #219 Leaning Tilda! I hope Diana thinks so too!

So that's it for my creation today! I hope you've enjoyed it! If you would like a chance at winning a $10.00 gift certificate to Diana's store Magnolia-licious, please leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific on Friday Aug 26th.   Now that you're full of lobster and filet,  it's time to head over to see the amazingly talented Angie! She's sure to have something that will satisfy your sweet tooth! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

50 comments :

Chrissy said...

Surf and turf...my favourite...gorgeous card Sharon, and again my favourite.. yellow.
Beautiful colouring, love all the details and layers.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Ellen said...

It's a bit early for surf & turf, but it looks really delicious!
Love your card: great stamps and your colouring is fantastic (again).

groetjes, Ellen

marion said...

It was a feast and everything tasted sooooo good LOL ! Stunning projects you've made in honour of Diana's birthday ! Hugs, Marion

Only By His Grace said...

How lovely. Such a pretty card. I love the green and yellow. the ribbon is gorgeous. It is colored beautifully.
Hugs Maz

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful, Sharon! An outside summer party is perfect as are your sweet Tildas! Love the pretty colors as well!
Oh, and the lobster, YUM!! Great choice, my friend!

quit porn said...

your card is wonderful. Those food is so yummy and delicious and planned to prepare in this weekend. A stamps and your colouring is fantastic.

Lillian said...

Oh gosh, what a fantastic card with all the Tilda's on it, along with balloons. Such upbeat, bright colors and beautifully brought together in a wonderful layout. Great job once again, Sharon !!

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! xxx

Brigitte said...

Awesome cards!!! Love your coloring!
Brigitte

Nancy said...

Girl--I am never disappointed when I come to visit you...you have always been such an inspiration to me over these past couple of years...I have missed you the last couple of months....and I am simply just speechless...everything about htis card is stunning...and Diana is such a wonderful recipient to receive it....Thanks for stopping by yesterday and I do hope to be back to playing with all of the challenges....

Hugs my friend
Love Ya Nancy

Shime said...

Fantastic card!
I love layering and coloring too! But you are professor in it! :) Specially i would love to mention your bow! I can not make such a beauty! Great! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Adorable card! Love all the Tildas you used.

k.oconnor1302 said...

You are super talented...This card is phenomenal....I love the stitching, layering, coloring....everything about it....I am bookmarking your page right now...I also love how you stamped the image inside...can't wait to see more....tfs!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Sharon, this is truly magnificent...inside and out! Love all the cute Tildas represented on this wonderful creation!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Awesome surf and turf and even better card!! I'm sure Diane will love it.

Delo said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the inside.

Angie said...

Wow again! So much work in this project and it's GORGEOUS! Diana's gonna love it :-)

Angie

Shazza said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, must go check out the hop now x

Jean said...

Wow Sharon, great food, beautiful card, what more could one wish for. Seriously this card is so beautiful. Has all the elements that makes for a gorgeous Birthday card for one sweet and generous Lady.. You did an amazing job with your choice and coloring of your Tilda's and your embellishments are so perfect.. A card Diana will adore.. Happy Birthday Diana!!!
Hugs, Jean

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow everything looks delish Sharon, from the food to the card..
Gorgeous all the way....What a lucky birthday girl!

Card Crazy said...

Sharon, you are so unfair! Surf and turf-you're making my mouth water and now I'm feeling lobster-challenged. Wish you could share. However, you made up for it with this delightful, bright cheery card which is just too cute and sweet.
I guess that will be dessert!
Sue S.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word!! That meal really looks scrumptious!! Your creation is just darling hun and I adore all of the papers and coloring on your sweet images!! :) Diana will adore all of this!!

Corinne said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Love the colors you used. I love how you used Tilda inside the card to wish Diana, "Happy Birthday!" Very nicely done.

The main course looks very yummy!
Hugs~
Corinne

Maureen said...

Sharon! What a lovely card!!! I always wish I could get such full and beautiful bows like you; whenever I go to make one, I think of you. ;)

I adore the colours you have chosen, along with the uber-cute Tildas!!! What a great inside too; I very nearly did a speech ballon on mine as well (instead of just the oval), but the sentiment stamp was too big.

Diana is going to ADORE it too!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Ladybug (munch munch munch), this is gorgeous (slurp). You have such a way with coloring your images (mmmmm, oh, dripping butter,)and they look so festive! I love the way (munch munch) you've finished off the inside of the card (chew, chew, chew)Precious, precious, precious (sip, sip) I just know Diana is going to love this!!!
Hugs,
Barb
*burp*

Chris said...

Well, Barb couldn't finish her *burp* lobster, so I snagged it and dumped it in my butter! Gosh, it was sooooo good! However, your card was better than lobster dipped in butter! (and that's saying a whole bunch) I love the fresh colors you used. They are so bright and cheery. The inside is just as lovely. You did a wonderful job!

XO,
Chris Christensen

auntie lisa said...

Wow you go all out....we are all going to be filled to our gills!!! LOL A very cute card.....I LOVE how you finished the inside...looks like Tilda is leaning out to say "Happy Birthday!" Cute!
Lisa

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow, this card is fabulous!! Love the yummy looking meal..I could have that for supper tonight!

liz_y_jose said...

Wow this card is just amazing!! love all the fun details!! TFS

Monique said...

That is such a lovely card Sharon.

Hugs Monique

DeeDee said...

Oh Sherri! What an adorable card you've created for Diana! I just love your scene cards and this one is extra special as anyone can plainly see! WONDERFUL! HUGS! :)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

What a beautiful card! You ladies are making me soooo hungry with all this lovely food pics....oh my!

Nicola said...

Stunning card Sharon, love your colouring and attention to detail!
Love Nicola xxx

Pink Stamper Girl said...

The food looks really yumy, but the card is OUTSTANDING!!! What lovely colors and the entire card is soooo gorgeous!! I really enjoyed looking at it! :D
Hugs and Happiness,
Briana

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful card,great choice of Tilda's, gorgeous bow, Just lovely
Hugs Julie P

miatagal said...

Beautiful card, Sharon. You are one very talented lady! The lobster and filet also sound so appetizing, I hope Suzanne leaves some of the lobster for the rest of us. Enjoy Diana! Happy Birthday. Hugs, Barb in Victoria, B.C., Canada

Janie Printz said...

For some reasom
Mr. Commenter doesn't like to work lately. I seem to have trouble making comments on most blogs unless I go back 3 - 5 times & keep trying till finally it will go. I would stay on here all day just to be able to tell you how much I love your card today. What a wonderful birthday creation you have made for a super sweet lady. LOVE everything about it from the outside to the inside ... The bacgrounds are fabulous as are each & everyone of the darling little Tildas. The way you did the comment inside was brilliant ...
Hugs, Janie

Sandy said...

All this food is driving me crazy! Y'all are so clever with your party arrangement. One wonderful card! I love both of those images and those balloons brought a big smile to my face!! Love the inside. Diana is one lucky lady!!
Sandy

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness your card is gorgeous.
I am nice and full with the surf
and turf...lol...TFS... LOVE the scene that you made and your coloring.
HUGS Linda

cabio's craft corner said...

I love both the inside and front of your card Sharon!! This card is so very cheerful and love the cute balloons and they added great party feel on this birthday card!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

paola said...

WOWSER!!! Sharon you did a fabulous job on this little scene, i am not a fan of green or yellow, but i sure do love your card, with all the added ballons and the lovely lush bow. I did get a fright when i saw that huge crayfish, but once i saw your card my heart slowed down somewhat to enjoy your beautifully creative birthday bash, fabulous!
smiles
Paola

Louise said...

Beautiful card, such lovely papers and colours and you coloring is fabulous
Louise

Norma said...

Ooh, Sharon, I'm drooling over your dinner. Can't remember when was the last time I had lobster--luv seafood! And that chocolate dessert thing--yum yum.
A wowzer of a card. And it reminds me of a couple of Tilda's that I haven't gotten around to play with...gotta find the time...sigh. Love the scene you've created--so festive with those added balloons. Fab job with the very very straight stichings and always love your signature bows.
Hugs,
Norma

Deeanna said...

Great card..Love love love it.. :}

Lisa said...

I love your birthday card for Diana! You are such an inspiration for the rest of us.

Scrapalajen said...

Yummy feast fit for a special lady. Wish you a very yummy one! Gorgeous card with those gorgeous tildas.

Teri Berrios said...

WOOOO HOOOOO Happy Birthday Diana!!!
I absolutely LOVE all the Magnolia's you added to this card and the colors you chose for their outfits. You are amazing my sweet ladybug!! Hugs, T

Teresa said...

Absolutely stunning card. Teresa xx

Pat said...

Oh Sharon!! How deeelish! Surf & turf for Diana's b-day! yummmmmy!! And this card is just as precious as can be. She's gonna LOVE this! Your coloring is stunning, sweet friend...as always!! And I love that you used so many sweet Tildas!! And...that bow is amaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!! Hugs. Pat

DonnaMundinger said...

Looks like quite the party! Fabulous b-day card! xxD