Happy Monday and February too!
It's a new month and that means a new challenge at By The Cute and Girly and this month we are helping St Valentine spread Love to all!
Now my project is not the traditional Love you expect in February but it is a very special kind of Love.
When I started making cards in September 2008 I was a complete novice and didn't own any image stamps.
As my journey continued I discovered the world of card maker blogs and soon after saw people using these wonderful images they loving called "Maggies".
Of course it was all downhill from there, only joking, and I was collecting these super stamps whenever I could.
I loved all the challenges people played along with and so in May 2009 I started a blog so I could join in the fun too.
My first card on there starred Tilda and today she's starring in the biggest Magnolia project I've done to date.
I was inspired by the Christmas Countdown made by the fabulous Barb Hardeman where she used a different Tilda every day.
Now I didn't have as many spaces to fill but my project features 15 super cute Tilda faces for you to enjoy.
When you've seen the project be sure to continue reading as there is a little contest with a Tilda blog candy for the prize!
Obviously I had some other challenges that helped me create this little beauty.
The Secret Crafter wanted Hearts
Etsy Inspired had a hat store for inspiration and it was easy to find inspiration in this piece as it looks like something Tilda herself would wear!
Incy Wincy wanted you to "Put Your Hat On" and Tilda definitely likes hats!
One Stop Craft wanted you to "Make It Personal", and there's nothing more personal than my love for these cute stamps!
Saturday Spotlight had a "Bigger is Better" theme and what's bigger than one image on a card?, 15 on a house!LOL
Fussy and Fancy wanted Hearts
Lil Red Wagon wanted to see Hearts
Just Magnolia wanted Hearts and Flowers
Paper Popsicles had a Love theme
The Paper Garden wanted Love and Ribbon (there's a bow on the top of the house ;))
The Pink Elephant was "All About Pink"
Inky Impressions want Pink and Hearts (lots of that! LOL)
Pixie Dust wanted a 3D project
I bought the house at Hobby Lobby in the unfinished state.
I spray painted it with Krylon.
I used the Martha Stewart Valentines Lace border to extremem and then added strings of pearls from Hobby Lobby too.
Each Tilda was colored with Copics and then they each have a little "stand" on the back of them so they stand up like a photo.
There is dp in the top "shelf" part but you can't really see it in the photos.
Tilda's 1 through 5.
Tilda's 6 through 15.
All of them together.
I don't know if you can read it but the sentiment says "I could not bear to be without you" and I'm sure if you're a Maggie Lover you'll know that's a very apt one.
Now on to the fun stuff.
I have a little prize for anyone that's interested....do you want to play?
If you are a Magnolia fan this will be easy (or maybe not so easy).
I just need you to send me the stamp names of all the Tilda's in this project.
From left to right, top row is #1 through 5, 2nd row is 6 through 10 and the bottom row is 11 through 15.
When you've got the answers leave me a comment including "I've emailed you the answers" (or words like that) and then send me your answers using the email link at the top of the right sidebar.
Don't leave your answers in the comments but do leave a comment so I can keep track of who to expect an email from.
On Friday I'll draw from all the right answers and post the winner and answer for all to see.
Now what do you get for all this hard work?
Well, you'll get this!
(I don't know why Blogger turned the image, I've kept trying again and it just turns it so you'll have to turn your head to see! LOL)
Tilda With Strawberries stamp (hint she's NOT one in the house)
Clear stamp set
4 large flower brads
1 yard of pearls
5 paper roses
2 handmade flowers
Even if you have the stamp and don't want to be entered for the drawing I hope you'll play along for fun as it will prove whether you're a Maggie Expert or not! LOL
I hope you'll join in and I hope you have a wonderful week!