Sunday, October 26, 2014

My first Simply Magnolia Design Team post!!!

Good Sunday morning fellow Maggie lovers!!

I am SUPER EXCITED to be here to share with you my first post as a new Design Team member at the FABULOUS Simply Magnolia!!!

It's the half way mark of our current challenge which is "Black/white and one other colour" that means that you have almost another join us...we'd LOVE to see what you create for us!!

And don't forget that we are being sponsored by the FABULOUS could be the lucky winner of a "Surprise Package" from Diana!!

I decided to make mine a birthday card for one of my best friends. 

When I think of black and white combined is shouts elegant to me...well I tried for the elegant...fussy and fancy is what emerged...LOL!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I decided to make a book style card...
I inked up Grande Impressabilities "Butterfly Garden"  GI-002 with white ink and ran it through my Grande Calibur on black cardstock to create the black/white background paper...
this is Libra Tilda from the Zodiac 2014 collection...
I matted her using Spellbinder's Classis Ovals Large, Floral Ovals and Grande Ovals...
 closer view...
 and another...
 I added  an hour glass charm and chiffon ribbon to the crown stick pin...
the butterfly/flower plaque is made using "Delight" molding compound and a mold both from Crafts and Me... 
it's mounted on Magnolia Doohickey "So Wrapped Tilda Lace" tag that I made into a latch for the book...
 this tag is Magnolia Doohickey "So Wrapped Lovely"...
"Happy Birthday" is from LOTV Set 58 Pretty Grungy-Good Times...
 view of the "book"...
 inside is my birthday greeting and a poem that I made up for my friend...
the left side I made using Spellbinders Shapabilities "Butterfly Magic" S5-153 on white cardstock then matted on black... 
So that is very first project as a Simply Magnolia Design Team member...YAY!!!
Materials Used:
Stamps-Libra Tilda-Zodiac 2014 collection -Magnolia-licious and LOTV Set 58
Dies-Spellbinders Classic Oval Large, Floral Ovals, Grande Ovals, Butterfly Garden-Grand Impressabilities and Butterfly Magic Shapabilites
Lace, feathers, pearls, magnet for clasp, ribbon, charm, butterflies and stick pin are all from my stash
Challenges I will enter:
Marvelous Magnolia-Challenge #79-"Add some black"
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!


  1. HOLY COW Beth! This is absolutely breathtaking! Of course they would want you to design for them, look at this! I thought is was gorgeous when it was a card, but then as I scrolled down, I realized it was so much more than that! There are so many amazing and well thought out details, they are very lucky to have you on their team!

    Congratulations my friend! big hugs :)

  2. Wow Beth this book card is amazing !!! love the colors and gorgeous embellies

  3. Holy Wow! This is amazing...the colour black makes that teal so pretty! This is a treasured gift for your friend. I love your beloved Tilda all coloured up and cute! You never leave one little detail left undone! Nope,no way,not Beth! She always comes up with a hit! Way to go being on that design are a treasure to keep there!!!!

  4. Beautiful Beth, such fantastic work! I love the colour combo, and all uour detail, fabulous!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. Another fantastic, beautiful card!! Is this like the perfect match for you?
    So happy for you, now you can make your maggie cards and projects, and also be on a design team, just for Magnolia Stamps! They are so lucky to have your talent joining their team, look forward to seeing your creations..........Happy for you!!!


  6. Fussy and fancy it might be Beth but it is certainly elegant as well - so many fabulous details and brilliant design as always.
    Congratulations on your DT spot - they are lucky to have you on the Simply Magnolia team.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS my friend! Hey Fussy & Fancy is good! Seriously Beth,I love it! And I am so pleased for you too. Judy x

  8. Beth that is super news congratulations...Gorgeous colours here and loving the awesome design as always. and of course the stamp is divine....
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  9. Hi Beth,
    WOW, what a stunning bookcard! Love the colors and your coloring! We are so happy that you are part of the DT team at Simply Magnolia! ♥ Also, thanks sooo much for your warm comment at my blog, you really made my day! I wish you a nice rest of the week!
    Hugs Britt

  10. Fabulous book card, Beth! And I love this theme--one of my faves. Beautiful colouring as always and all those gorgeous details--I love the hourglass. Congrats on the new DT position. Well deserved as you are simply an amazing crafter. Go Beth!

  11. Oh my, look at all these amazing details, simply fascinating Beth! You outdo yourself time after time, this is another stunning creation for your new DT intro. Congratulations and best wishes!
    Hugs, Katie

  12. Oh Beth! This is breathtaking! I love the color combo. The aqua pops! Beautiful embellishments. LOOOOVE the hourglass.

  13. How wonderful, the aqua and black is so striking, beautifully done and congrats on the DT
    Hugs Julie P

  14. Wow Beth, congrats on your design team position! You have worked hard and I'm glad you've been recognized for your talents. I love your first card, it is truly amazing! The teal with the black and white is stunning and I love all of your little embellishments, feathers, hourglass, frontage. Your Tilda colouring is perfect. I love your book style cards, as you remember you made one for me! Great job, Donna will love it!

  15. Hi Beth, Congratulations on your first post, So Well Deserved Honey. Such a beautiful book card Beth, Aqua is my favourite colour and always a difficult colour to use too, finding the right shade to go with it. I adore that little hourglass, you always seem to find the most original embellies!
    The inside is equally as stunning as the outside, well done you, creating such a beautiful piece!!!
    Cuddles Jay xxx

  16. Wow, congratz for your DT and this is so the embellishment...and the color is just perfect combination.
    Thank for sharing this gorgeous with us at Marveolus :)

  17. Lovely card and congrats :)

    Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia, Hugs Tanja