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Monday, June 28, 2010

Making Friends from Foreign Lands...

I feel that one of the best things about the internet (other than the ability to shop a million places at once) is that we have an opportunity to talk to and befriends people from all walks of life and we can specifically find people who share our interests. There we can gain inspiration and support for all the things we love to do...

I belong to a Yahoo group called Magnolia-Licious. This group is comprised of folks from all the world who all share a love for Magnolia rubber stamps and for the characters Tilda and Edwin.
Its a great group of folks who are all extremely talented and creative. You can log on every day and you'd be amazed at the many ways they find to use rubber stamped images. 

I ran across an image of Tilda playing the Violin. I scoured the internet trying to find a place to buy this stamp and finally found out that it was a limited distribution stamp and not publicly sold. I wanted this stamp so much because of Ellie playing the violin. I finally posted a note on the Yahoo group asking if anyone would be willing to share an image with me so I could make a card for her. Within minutes I had so many people offering me the image... After a week of coloring and re-coloring I have finally finished Ellies card. I am very critical of my own work but Ellie loves it and that's all that matters.

Today was an awesome day because I received a package from a new friend who lives in the Netherlands. I met her through the Magnolia-Licious group and I'm amazed at her talent and creativity. Everything she touches is absolutely beautiful. She was kind enough to send me many, many stamped images of Tilda, Edwin and their accessories. It would take me years to find and buy all these stamps so they are really appreciated. The best thing about the package I rec'd from Ellen is the beautiful Ballerina Tilda that she sent me. She is just beautiful and I will cherish that card forever. 

I want to thank Lauren, Andrea and Madge, 3 girls I met this week also via the Yahoo group who have also been kind enough to share images with me. We kinda had a small swap but it turned out great for everyone! Thanks!

Also, thanks to everyone who has stopped by and left supportive comments or ideas on how I could better show-off cards I make. I appreciate all the ideas and the support.
Long day here so I'm off to bed.. Nighty Night!


  1. congrats!!! I love your Tilda with the violin!! Great job! Hugs,

  2. Peg,

    Your card turned out beautifully! Ellie will love it!


  3. You're so right about making friends from all over the world via Magnolialicious, i found you via the group, and then your fairy godmother too, way to go.


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