Hello my friends and Happy Martin Luther King Day to you all (for those in the US)! Since it's a holiday in the US that means quite a few of us have off today---well since I work from home I NEVER have a day off, LOL, with laundry, cooking, animals, kids, etc! But that's pretty much the routine for most of us right, we fit it in when we can! But kids and hubby are home today so I don't really know how much work I'll get done, hee hee! Riley is still sick but stable so I'm hoping he's on his way to recovery---our goal is to keep him from getting pneumonia right now. Thankfully he has a 3 day weekend plus he stayed home on Friday, so the rest was good for him. This week is also mid-terms for my daughter so she's a studying fool right now :) She has 1/2 days all week (oh boy help me) so we'll see how that goes---she likes to BUG me while I'm working, LOL as if I'm solely here for her entertainment!! But I've got a lot to get done before I leave for Nashville this Friday to teach my Copic Class so I gotta keep my nose to the grindstone, LOL! And if I HAPPEN to run into Tim McGraw while in Nashville, you'll hear my screech across the country 'kay? :)
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So you can find all the Blog Hop Details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE with the blog hop order and how to join in on the fun. Make sure to read thru my post to find out who to hop to next and maybe a sweet treat for you as well!
I got to create a "MAY" page for the calendar which happens to be my favorite month because it's always beautiful springtime and my birthday month, LOL! Every image except the sentiment is a Magnolia stamp from Magnolia-licious! The entire page is 8x8" which gave me lots of room to play! The lil' flowers were made with my Nellie Snellen punches, layered together and then a pretty pearl put in the centers. To create the landscape I used the "Summer Background" (I couldn't find it at the store, but there is a similar background here)--I actually cut it into pieces (gasp,lol). That way I could stamp the grassy knoll a few times and stamp the clouds and sun wherever I wanted--a good way to use this stamp for larger scenes. I just put the pieces in a baggie so they are all together for safe-keeping!
This is one of my favorite Tilda as she's perfect for spring AND holding my fave flower TULIPS, lol! She is called "Tilda with Three Flowers"--she's a little beauty and perfect to sit on the knoll. All of my images and background was colored with Copics. Her shoes got Diamond Glaze and the top of her dress and tulips have stardust Stickles on them.
This cutie-pie is "Tilda Picking Lilacs" (I couldn't find her at Magnolia-licious but if you request her I'm sure Diana can get more in since spring is right around the corner). I paper pieced her dress with papers from my DCWV Collection that I used for the background paper as well. Always shade your paper piecing so it matches the rest of your images--I shaded with Copics right on top of my paper. I made the "lilacs" more into wildflowers, lol, by adding yellow Flower Soft to them. All of my images were popped up on the page with dimensionals.
The tree is called "Oak Tree" and I only stamped part of it on the page and colored with Copics. I sprinkled my flowers I made across the page using the same colored cardstocks from PTI. The cute lil' birdies are called "Tilda's Birds" and they are from the Spring Collection 2008 and I've had them for awhile--I love their chubby little bodies :)
The sentiment I made on my computer and then printed out directly on my cardstock--very appropriate for May me thinks! For my butterfly I used a MS punch but Magnolia makes some really cute butterflies and bees too!
So that concludes the tour around my "May Calendar" page for you, LOL! Hope you enjoyed it!
So my Sweet Treat for you is a Blank Keepsake Calendar (8x8), a paper pad of K&Company "Wild Raspberry", and 2 Magnolia stamps of your choice from Magnolia-licious!
Now your next magnificent stop on this Blog Hop is MINDY's BLOG HERE and she's sure to have some wonderful pages to share with you! Don't forget to stop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog as well to see the details on how to join in!