Monday, August 16, 2010

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

Happy Birthday Diana!

I just love this Birthday Set I made. I worked on it for 2 days. Not bad huh? I made a Party Hat, I found this easy tutorial on mking your own party hats. All I did was trace a large dinner plate on a 12x12 piece of cardstock. Then I made a party blower, this looked so difficult when I first looked at the tutorial but it wasn't at all. It doesn't make the noise but it actually works! One tutorial I found used a piece of vellum, I believe to make the noise, I didn't want to tempt my kids, as it is they wont stop asking me if they could blow it. I even offered to go buy some so the kids could play with those. My 8 year old, Belle, said.. "but mom it's not the same.. can't you just make us some... LOL! Next I altered a can of mushrooms, it makes such a cute center piece, I added some of my gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft Flowers. For the party favor/treat holder I decided to do one of those sour cream containers. I had something else in mind but I messed up the first one and I was running out of this patterned paper so I switched to this. I think it's the easiest favor you can make. a year ago I made 50 of them for my cousins baby shower, it was so easy! Last but not least here's my new favorite card. I just love this Mermaid Tilda to pieces! Angie sent me some of her extra stamps from her Summer kit, that is how I got this adorable Edwin on a hook and a few other Stamps. Thanks so much Angie, you are awesome!!!!

Ok enough chit chat! The theme for our Magnolia-licious Blog Hop is Birthday, but you have to make a card and alter an item. If you have come from the lovely Janiel's Blog, you are on the right track. If you haven't please start at the begining at the Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog  Next in line is fabulous Sharon Caudle. Have fun, I hope you enjoy the hop!

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Here's the tutorials I used


Challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Tree-Mendous (trees or leaves)
PaperPlay - Bon Voyage (used my Bon Voyage collection)
Simon Says Stamp - Summer and Blue
All that Scraps - Die Cut
Crafty Catz - Animals
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Stamp Something - Fairytales (mermaids are in that catagory right?)
Totally Gorjuss - Aqua
Magnolia Down Under - Tilda and Edwin
Stamp and Create - Flowers














Supplies

Stamps - #122 Edwin with Binoculars, #124 Dangling Sea Edwin, #306 Little Mermaid, #315 Dangling Sea Tilda, #413 Pelican, #432 Seaweed, #473 Sea Horse,
Papers-Doodle Bug Sealife paper, Stampin up Card stock, Arches watercolor paper
Ink - Versafine ink, Distress ink and Stampin up inks
             Skin & Hair - SU blush blossom, SU creamy caramel, DI worn lipstick, DI antique linen,
             DI walnut stain
             Other colors -SU black, SU lovely lilac, SU baja breeze, DI weathered wood, DI victorian velvet,
             DI peeled paint, DI scattered straw and DI spun sugar.
Accessories - WOC Wild Roses, pink cherry blossoms, aster daisies, kaiser pearls, Martha Stewart border punch, Martha Stewart ribbon, stickles, circle nesties, oval nesties, Scor-tape, and sea shells are from the 99 cents store.

77 comments:

Renkata said...

Mindy, your party set is amaizing. Such a beautiful job have you done. The colours and the Dp are super!!!!

theCook said...

Wow! That's a very nice party set!

DQ said...

Love the party set, love the soft colors

Astrid said...

This is very very beautiful, this hole set.
Hugs Astrid

debby4000 said...

WOW amazing, such beautiful colours and wonderful work.
luv
Debby

JLJ Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful! So many different items and they're all wonderful to look at.

Jennifer

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my hun, this is absolutly stunning, i can't believe it took only 2 days
i give you a huge compliment hun
you rock, and are a true inspiration to me
hugs angelique

Auntie Em said...

How sweet! Love your colouring on your stamps. It's so soft and delicate and the set you made is precious.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Celeste said...

OH my this is absoutely adorable..... LOVe the whole set...

craft-princess said...

WOW! Super impressive!

Patty said...

I am in total awe! I love every single thing. What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.

scrappyjan said...

Mindy, Just look at all that artwork!!! WOW!! You out did yourself dear.. Love the set..
hugs, Janiel

Dena said...

Such cute party gear Mindy! The hat is adorable!
Hugs, Dena

Lisa said...

Wow! Amazing, you did a wonderful job. I just love everything.

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG, Mindy!!! How frickin ADORABLE is this fabulous set??!!!! I love all your amazing pieces and the colors are fabulous (not to mention your gorgeous coloring)!! Thanks so much for the links to the tutorials on all the party pieces. I will definitely utilize those in the future! Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I love it all!!
hugs!
Sharon

Tineke's hobby said...

Wow that's a very nice party set.
The colours and the papers are great
Hugs Tineke

Patti Jo said...

Your coloring is awesome and what fun party favors you've created! Thanks for the links. Fantastic work and wonderful projects Mindy!!!

Angie said...

ONLY 2 DAYS!!! I find that so hard to believe. Mindy, this set is STUNNING GIRL!!! If there were a prize for the best project, I would vote for yours!

Angie

Clare said...

What an awesome grouping! How beautiful, precious, colorful, pastelly and sweet is this! Love it!

christi said...

what a cute bunch of party stuff. wonderful birthday party standup card.

Tammi said...

Wow, love your gorgeous set, so many fun & cute things you made! ~hugs

cabio's craft corner said...

Holy cow Wowzers creations Mindy, every single piece of this project is an art. This will take me forever and nothing will look close like yours. Fantastic!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these creations are all fabulous. I love them all. Great job. TFS.

Rene said...

Oh my gosh Mindy! How beautiful!!

AnnasArt said...

Wow, it´s great!

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Silvie Z said...

OMG Mindy, this is SOOOOOOO beautiful!!! Fabulous gift set! Love every single detail of you project! WOW!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Pink lady said...

Wow, your party set is just amaizing!!!
Love the colors and all the lovely details!
Hugs Laila.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous party set Mindy--just lovely and so much fun! Guess we both got carried away on the same birthday ship, lol! Love each part of this set!

hugz,
Suzanne

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

So much eye candy here!! Love your whole ensemble Mindy - wow, you put a lot of work and love in it!

Corinne said...

Mindy...your party pieces are fabulous...perfect for any birthday party. Love the colors. Very nicely done!
Hugs~
Corinne

Shirley N said...

OMG what a gorgeous party set, love your colors and all the details! Amazing!!!

Sophie said...

Wow!! It's fabulous!! I love your creations!!!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Mindy.

Hugs Riet.xx

carol said...

WOW how fantastic is all this..wonderful, you have put a lot of work into these, thanks for sharing with craftycatz this week, x carol

Lindsey said...

What a lovely set! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Toni said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! What a wonderful idea! Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Gail said...

Wow - WOW - you girls are so talented.

Cor* said...

You have got to be FREAKIN' kidding me! This is an absolute magical, delicious, wonderous SET! HOLY Crow, girl! Absoutely wonderful. What else can I say, I love it all to bits!

Aunty Sue said...

What a stunning set thank you for sharing with us this week at crafty catz wish i was this good.

Julie M said...

This is an incredible set, Mindy - so much work. Did you even have time to eat or sleep in the 2 days it took to make everything?!!!! I love everything!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

Julie :o)

Suzanne said...

This is fabulous. So much work and such a brillaint job. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Cathy U. said...

This is so adorable. I may have to scraplift for my daughter's upcoming birthday. I'll bet her kids will make her crazy wanting to blow too.

LINDA W. said...

All I can say is fantastic....I love all your projects.....and your coloring.
Hugs Linda W.

Danielle Champagne said...

OH!!!!!!! Mindy, Absolutely ravishing gift set. I cracked up for the party hat and the whistle, sooo different! Your card is extraordinary beautiful, the colors are sumptuous! glittery and soft. A pure pleasure for the eyes.
Maggie Hugs.
Danielle.

june lanum said...

Mindy just love that whole series of cards and favors you just did. love love love them. Sorry I haven't got you pins to you but it has been so hot I haven't been out to the mail. suppose to cool down so I will get some more to you. Just keep using them I'll make sure you don't run out.

Lisette Morris said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this whole set! It's awesome. Thanks for the tutorials on the favors. I have a little one that this would be awesome for! As always you are so inspiring!

Pattie said...

Oh my - they are all so GORGEOUS! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog...I'm a follower of yours now and I love the chance for some blog candy! Have a great night!

Crystal said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL party set!

Jane said...

OMG, This is amazing! You are an amazing artist...thank you so much for sharing.

scrapstampsleep said...

Wow...just WOW! Not only are the projects amazing, the colors are absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft pastels you used. The coloring is absolutely beautiful. One of the best projects I've seen!

Karen said...

OMGOSH Mindy!! This is amazing, I love all of it, gosh I dont know where to start!! Tilda is perfect and I love Edwin hanging down to visit her, so sweet!! The party hat and the whistle and and and and and oh my - Mindy its all just Gorgeous, well done:-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at MDUC. We love seeing your work!!
Hugs
Karen
xxx

carrie said...

Oh, my goodness, what a wonderful set for someone's birthday! I love the card and everything that goes with it. Fantastic!

Kylie said...

Oh Mindy! Look at all of those goodies! You really put your heart into this one. It is all just so amazing! I can't believe that you only took two days? Far out GF! I can imagine an entire table laid out for a little girl's party! Gorgeous Hun!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful party set at MDUC this week,
Hugs
Kylie

Candy said...

OH MINDY!!!
Your party set is awesome!!! I adore your design paper :o) Your work is amazingly beautiful and as usual you have made something completely different :o)
Fantastic work!!
Hugs, Candy

Rica said...

Oh Mindy what an awesome collection, such wonderful colours, beautiful colouring and so many exquisite details, love it all!!
So happy you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Irene Daryanto said...

Mindy, it's just crazy beautiful, what a party set, love your coloring, and the details are just perfect, the matching DP, the pelican match the image in the DP, WOW STUNNING!!
Hugs, Irene

Julye said...

Wow I wish I was having a paty with these for my birthday on friday they are gorgeous and yummy and what little girls dream birthday party treats should be. Thanks for sharing they are truely stunning.

toscania-art-life said...

Woow amazing! Such great work. Love it.

Cheryl said...

Mindy, your projects are all 'over the top' amazing! Love each and every detail. The soft, pretty colors are perfect as is your paper! So nice of you to provide all the links too!
Great, great, great! Cheryl

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Jane said...

OMG Mindy hun, these are all incredible, gorgeous and amazing!!!! Wow!!! so much work and it is all stunning!! I HAVE to check out that party blower tutorial - how cool! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane xxx

Luv 2 Create said...

Absolutely adorable - everything!!!! The party blower is my favorite. The whole project is so clever and beautifully done. Hope you share the tutorials. Just to cute - she is going to love it, I know I do.
Marcie

Melanie said...

Wow...what a beautiful set! I love the colour scheme you used...and your colouring is gorgeous!

Suzie said...

These are all so beautiful and stunning. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week. Suzie x

Stampin'Piper said...

WOW, what a fantastic set! I'm running out of words! It's so gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC and Friday Sketchers this week!

Hugs Tanja

scrappinpeg said...

WOW that is a SUPER DUPER party set.... I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!!!! I can see all the work you put into it too. I can SEE your children wanting some of the fun gifts you made! haha....
Just a fabulous job!
xoxo
Peggy Biggs

Vicky said...

Totaly blown away seeing this set...
Beautifull designs and colours

Stunning!!!

Thanks for joining SCSC this week
x
Vicky

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!How gorgeous all your party bits are,just so much lovely detail and all perfect...
hugs Lou.xx

Peta's Blog said...

OMG I am absolutely Gobsmacked! I dont even know where to start!!! This is all so amazing and your work always blows me away, but this is out of this world! WOW wow wow! I love EVERYTHING WOW!!!!!! Thanks sooooooo very much for sharing with us at MDUC WOW!!!! xoxox Peta

ellabella said...

Wow...your party set ist AMAZING....WOW WOW WOW...GREAT!

Janine

~Denise Lynn~ said...

OH MY WOW MINDY! This set is stunning! Amazing job girl! :) Love your take on our fairytale theme too. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stamp Something. Hope to see you back again next week! :)

Mary said...

This is gorgeous!!! I think I might grab this idea for my daughters upcoming birthday party.

Joynana said...

WOW..WOW... WOW... GORGEOUS

nnalorac said...

Wow, amazing projects, so so pretty. nnalorac.x

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely amazing birthday ensemble! Wow! I love how you used my party hat tutorial. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning party ensemble Mindy!! Love your coloring, colors and details. Wowzer!Thanks for joining the Stamp and Create flower challenge this month.