Sunday, November 9, 2014

Midway "BLING IT ON" at Simply Magnolia AND my 100th post!!!!

Good Sunday morning fellow bloggers!!

Hope that everyone has enjoyed a FABULOUS weekend!!

Okay so things have been rather hectic for me of issues and just life in general!!  I feel that I am pretty much caught up now though so I'm looking forward to getting back into my blogging routine...which I have SO!!!

So let's start off with my Team Glamour "Bling it on" DT project for Simply Magnolia...I have known what I wanted to do for this challenge right from the start and was so looking forward to creating it because...well hey I get to use up some of my LOVELY bling...colour those sweet Tildas and keep it for myself!!  I made myself "The Bling Box"!!!

AND I NEED TO WARN YOU...this is picture HEAVY once!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started off with a Tim Holtz Configurations Book from the Tim Holtz idea-ology Collection...
covered it with one of my favourite Maja papers from the Sofiero collection...
inked with distress ink, applied Gesso and then wiped down with a baby wipe...
 this is Tilda with Dexter the Dragon from the Animal of the Year 2014 collection...
I used my distress inks again...
I always loved working with the distress inks but haven't used them in a while so I figure if I keep practicing eventually I'll get the hang of them again...LOL!!...
sprinkled my beloved Frantage and mounted on white ruffled ribbon...
 Sneaky Tilda also from the Animal of the Year collection...
 computer generated "The Bling Box"...
 ripped the paper and inserted the opposite side to show through...
Frantaged two buttons and zipper charm...
 added beads and ribbon to the stick pin...
 added the diamante safety pin/ribbon knot to the lace that runs along the side...
 I have been so wanting to use this Diamante Cluster pin but it's so hard to give away...
so I gave it to ME...LOL!!...
added feathers and flowers...
the leaves are just scraps from a never know when you'll use those scraps...
 added ribbon/lace around the book outside...
 and this is the storage inside for my wonderful bling...
I inked it all, applied Gesso and Maja paper inserts...
I'll need to organize better but you get the idea...
now this is the inside book cover...
YES it's blank...
I need your help...I was just too TIRED (when I finished this at 6:00 a.m.) to think of a witty saying to add to the inside...
IDEAS??? fellow crafters...
NOW in finishing up this MY 100th post I would like to offer blog candy to one random follower (you must be a follower) who leaves a comment on THIS post from today's date until next Saturday when this Simply Magnolia challenge ends!!  I will include any comments made from now until Saturday evening 6:00 p.m. EST.
Here is my 100th post candy...
Okay that's it for me today...DON"T FORGET...I need your help on a witty saying for the inside of "The Bling Box"!!!!  Would love to hear from you!!
Materials Used:
Stamps-listed above are from Magnolia-licious

DP-listed above are from Live and Love Crafts
Die Cut-Spellbinders Classis Oval Large
Blue lace, Diamante Cluster pin and some of the bling inside the box-The Ribbon Girl
White lace/ribbon, Frantage, stick pin, shabby seam binding, zipper charm, pearls and some of the bling inside the box-Live and Love Crafts
Diamante Safety pin-Crafts and Me
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts
All other supplies are from my stash

Challenges I will enter:
Indonesia Magnolia Lovers-Challenge #9 "Bingo"-two lines-Pearls/Frantage/Blue
Magnolia Mania-Challenge #100 "Box or Bag"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #1 "Anything Goes"
Tildas Town-Challenge #129 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thanks for taking the time to stop by!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!



  1. Oh my, this is stunning Beth, so pretty and I particularly love what you did with the corners (not entering for the Candy, I will leave that to another person who needs it more but I just had to stop by and let you know how much I love this project!). Great job on 100 posts, had to check mine to see and couldn't believe it's at 225, my goodness time really does fly doesn't it?! Hope to see many more from you and sorry I don't drop by to comment, but I'm always looking and loving what I see, I just need more hours in the day, dratted work lol! :) xx

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous! I don't know how you come up with these fabulous creations, Beth! Such a pleasure to look at it! Every last detail to perfection! And then all the wonderful bling inside! I'm not good at coming up with witty sayings - all I can think of is Bling It Up - yeah, it's been done! Big congrats on your 100 posts! Your candy looks delicious!

  3. Unbelievable Bling Box!!! You have done a gorgeous job! Every little detail is just amazingly done....your!

  4. WOW, you have outdone yourself, Beth. AND you get to see this gorgeous creation whenever you want. Love the soft colors and the darling little Maggies you used. All the lovely details look wonderful. Loving that rhinestone encrusted safety pin. I swear you can make anything look good with a little bling. Fabulous, Love it all.


  5. Amazing Box. All the details are beautiful.
    Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia Mania!
    Hugs, Andrea

  6. wow wow wow!!!
    Beth this is an amazing project !!!!

  7. This is beautiful Beth, such pretty colours and so many fabulous details.

  8. Congrats on your 100th post! Your box is magnificent! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  9. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Paradise of Magnolia.


  10. need more words to describe your beautiful creations! All the wee "doo-dads" are stunning and add that extra special touch! congrats on 100 posts!

  11. fabulous projects,lovely color combo and details. Congrats on your 100th post.

  12. WOW Beth! This is stunning!!!! So many beautiful details. And I now what you mean with the diamante cluster pin... ;)
    Congrats on your 100 posts!
    Big hug, Sandra

  13. Ok that is some def BLING..I love the images used..I love the little One with the Dragon I have yet to colour mine..Your coloring and detail is it!! 100th post your blog..take care!!!

  14. Wow sweetie, I luurrvvee your bling box, it so CREATIVE as always, I want one for myself! My goodness you do have ALOT of bling he he! Those cute Tildas are wonderfully coloured and I adore how you have incorporated alot of bling on the top of the box too, its just amazin!!!. I noticed you have joined us at Magnolia Mania, so thank you for sharing this beauty with us and good luck with the challenge. Cuddles Jay xxx

  15. Wow Beth, I am never disappointed when I come to visit you! This is another stunning project filled with all of the TLC and amazing, creative details that you put into every one of your creations! I sure am in love with all the contents too (and a little envious) lol. big hugs my friend! :)

    PS, congrats on post #100!

    1. OK, how about this?

      Looking for some gorgeous bling
      Check my box, you'll find something!
      Silver, gold or maybe pearls
      Take your pick, it's just for girls!

      I know, lame right! lol

    2. Of course you can you is Beth! I'm honoured that you want to! big hugs :)

  16. Hi Beth, me again
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

  17. Wowzer, what a fantastic bling box Beth, both inside and outside. So many gorgeous details and endless blings to dress up these Tildas, another perfect creation. Congratulations on your 100th post and many more!
    Hugs, Katie

  18. aww this is awsome love the gorgeous colouring and all the beautiful sentiments

  19. Oh, wow! Beth, Your bling box is amazing. Full of gorgeous detail and crafting loveliness.Your crafting skills certainly paid off. I love it.
    Congrats on your 100th post
    Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous giveaway.
    Hugs, Donna x

  20. What a stunning box, I love the gorgeous colours and pretty elements, your Tildas are so sweet, Beautifully designed and created, congrats on your 100th post
    Hugs Julie P

  21. Wow Beth, another amazing creation! What a great idea to use the Tim Holtz box. I have a few of those lying around maybe I'll give it a try! Your colours are very warm and girlie. I really like the feathers and all the other blingy things! Your colouring is amazing...great job!
    P.S. I really like Pamellia's little verse!

  22. Hello, Beth,
    I love making 3D projects, so I adore your book! All its details are perfect!


  23. So charming Beth! Beautiful Tilda coloring and creating! Thanks for linking up to Tilda's Town Challenges this week!

  24. a beautiful boxe with a lot of details good job! thanks for joining us at tilda's town
    Helene dt

  25. Very attractive your box!!! thanks for joining us at Paradise of Magnolia

  26. Hi beth
    this is amazing creations..well done!!
    I love ripped paper idea.. makes me want to try it too.. LOL
    Thank you for joining with us at IMLC
    please come and join our next challenge

    Kiki Foe

  27. This is such a beautiful project. Love the pretty image and lovely color. Thank you for joining us at Indonesia Magnolia Lovers Challenge. Good luck!