Good Morning Magnolia

Good morning!!!! Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting.

Today I’m sharing a project that I’ve been dreaming about for a really long time.  It involves vintage luggage, chalk paint and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

I have a few pieces of vintage luggage that I’ve been wanting to dress up.  I took this piece and decided to transform it.

Yesterday I painted my luggage white using Annie Sloan chalk paint.  This morning I grabbed the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp set and our black ink and stamped away.  I colored the flowers in using Stampin Blends.  Then I sponged all over the place using soft suede and petal pink ink.  Lastly, I stamped gray polka dots randomly using the eraser of a pencil and Smokey Slate ink.

I think this piece is going to look great in our guest room, it wil fit in with a travel theme.

After stamping the handle I added a bow.

Here is a close-up.  I think you need to visit me and take a look in person.  Stamped luggage can be a sweet addition to your home decor.

Thanks again for spending part of your day with me, I appreciate you!

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Monster Bash Suite


Hello there my friends!  Welcome to my day of creating.

After my walk and doing some house chores this morning, I went out to my stamp studio and started to create.  I chose to work with the Monster Bash Suite.

Last night I made a fall card (not shown in this post) and that got me in the mood for crisp days, fall colors and Halloween.  Halloween gets a bad rap sometimes, but I happen to love it.  I think Halloween is a fun night for children and their families.

I love fall decor, pumpkins, mums, leaves, acorns, pinecones and all the things that go with the Halloween and  the Thanksgiving season.

My kids are all grown, however, I still decorate the house and we invite everyone over for Halloween dinner.  Of course, we serve pumpkin pie and whip for dessert.

We don’t get trick or treaters at our house, but I make special little packages for the kids in our lives and we hand them out personally.  This year I think I’m going to use my Paper Pumpkin kit to make those special treats.

I hope these cards demonstrate to you how fun Halloween can be.  The first card I made I was triying to give the feel of a library in a old mansion.  In my head, I could see a funny relatives picture hanging on the library wall.  I named him spooky, he is a nephew, LOL!  The books are a pattern from the Monster Bash Suite Designer Series Paper.  The frame is made from black Foil Sheets and the Heirloom dies/folders.  Dracula is from the stamp set in the suite and the decorative delicate design behind him is one of the many dies in the suites die set.

Candy is a big part of Halloween too so I made some poppers that will hold just about any candy I decide to use.  The poppers were made with the same product that I used to make card #1 plus some ribbon.

Now for the mommy in me.  Check the next card out.  Isn’t it cute?  Halloween can be adorable and sweet, it just depends on how you present it.  I don’t care for the blood and guts or scary stuff, I like a sweet, fun and even elegant Halloween.  Are you with me?

So this card says mummy, but when you open it up the true feel of the card is felt.  The red heart stands out, it gives you a hint about what’s inside.

Mummy LOVE!  Wouldn’t it be cute to send to your mom or to send to your kids?  I love, love, love this card.   

Here is a close up of the poppers.  I used our new sparkly inks when stamping the sentiments.  I will fill a cute tray or basket with these poppers plus a few more and use them as home decor.  I start dressing our home for the holidays at the end of September so it is never to early to start creating.

Thanks for stopping by.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

Facebook Live Bath and Body Works Packaging replay

Thank you to all, I’m glad you enjoyed Sunday night’s Facebook Live.  Many have asked for the written dimensions of the lotion holder so here it is.

You will need:

1 – 12 x 12 piece of Very Vanilla or Whisper White  cardstock

1- 8-12 x 11 piece of Verry Vanilla or Whisper White  card stock

For the box that goes around your  8 oz bottle of lotion cut your 12 x 12 piece of cardstock down to 3-1/2 x 12 ( you can make 3 from 1 sheet).  Lay your cardstock landscape and score at 5-1/4 and 6-3/4.  Burnish your score lines using your bone folder.  Now set your lotion into the holder to make sure it fits well between the score lines.

For the insert and the top of the holder: Cut two pieces of card stock from your 8-1/2 X 11 sheet down to 3-1/2 x 2-1/2. Lay your cardstock portrait style and score 1/2″ on both sides.  Place your number 5 oval die in the middle ( portrait style) of the score lines and cut out both ovals all at once.

Burnish your score lines and add the tear and tape to all four tabs

Embellish the front of the box as desired.  Make sure you stamp everything onto the box prior to assembly.

Add the insert and the top to the box.  Work slowly and make sure everything is lined up.  Add your lotion and stand back and give yourself a round of applause!!!!

Have fun and let me know if you need any other assistance.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee


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NOTE the Brightly Gleaming Suite product is not available to list.

Harvest Hellos Plus MORE

Hello fellow stampers / friends and welcome.

Today I’m making thank you cards.  I will give one of these cards to each one of my customers who place a Stampin’ Up! orders during the month of August.

When deciding what to make I grabbed a fall stamp set from the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG.  I know that it is a little early to use pumpkins so I thought maybe I would use the apple in this set.  However, when I opened up the stamp set my eyes immediately went to the line of seeds stamp.  SEEDS?  Yes!!! Finally a row of seeds that I can stamp and color in quickly.

Because it is still summer, instead of using the apple, I made watermelon slices. See how nicely the watermelons were finished off using these seeds?

How did I make the watermelon slices?  It was easy, just use your layering oval dies to get the shapes.  The colors of cardstock I used were Call Me Clover, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. Once you cut out the three sizes of ovals, layer them together and then cut them in half using your snips.  To make the smaller wedge cut one slice in half again.  I stamped the seeds using Memento Black Ink and colored them in using the basic black colored pencils and added the Chyrstal Effects to create shinny seeds. Lastly I inked up a sponge using the Call Me Clover Ink and sponged on to the clover and whispser white cardstock.

As I was finishing up the watermelons, I thought a few nibbles woud look cute.  I grabbed the new PineTree punch laid it sideways and took a bit off of the larger slice.  Cute Huh?

Now that I had watermelons completed,  I thought that the Buffalo Check stamp would create a great country feel.  So I stamped my layer piece with it using Black Memento Ink.  Don’t glue the layer piece to the Cherry Cobbler base yet.  You have to make the tablecloth first.

Okay with my base done and layer piece ready I needed something to ground the slices.  How about a tablecloth?  So, I cut a dsp piece to 4 x 4 and laid the straight edge across the card to create the look.  I simply tucked in the corners and glued them down.  NOW you can layer the buffalo check to the card base.

Add the smaller slice first then using dimensionals add the larger slice.

Lastly, I used the Well Written dies and gold foil sheets to cut out the THANK YOU.  I secured that with multipurpose glue.

My point in all of this is that you can use holiday or seasonal stamp sets all year round.  I try my best to keep your creative juices flowing but at minimum just copy my ideas.  When you copy me, I consider it a compliment.

Thank you for your time, feel free to leave a comment and remember my friends ~

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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I could not list the Wrapped in plaid 6 X 6 Specialty designer series paper that I used for the table cloth for some reason.  Here is the item # 149596 $14.50 ( 48 sheets). Or the Pine Tree Punch item # 149521 $18.00

In addition the Harvest Hellos stamp set, dsp and chrystal effects and the punch are orderable on Sept 4th.  If you want them sooner you can join my team and get anything you want from the Holiday Catalog in your starter kit.

Sunday Night Facebook Live Replay


Hello my friends,  As promised I have the replay of last nights Facebook Live just in case you missed it.


Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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