Friday, October 30, 2009
Happy Friday and oh my goodness what excitement there is for you today!! I hope that you have had a nice week and are ready for the FUN and EXCITING Belles 'n Whistles Christmas and Cookies Blog Hop where you will get complete pictures of the newly released Elisabeth Bell stamps. They are the cutest things and are available starting tomorrow from Summer at the Belles 'n Whistles Shop and they will be shipping next week!!!
So if you have arrived here from the gorgeous creations of Kathrin, you are well on your way to see even more lovelies!!! If you are arriving here first, please take a moment and go to our Belles 'n Whistles Blog where you can start the hop, get your directions, and be eligible for some magnificent prizes!
For my card, I have used the magnificent sketch given to us on Friday Sketchers by the fantastically talented Aud from Norway who is hosting this week. We hope that you will join with us in using Aud's sketch this week--we would love to see your interpretation of the fun sketch!! Please remember to not only link us to your blog, but also make certain that you link back to Friday Sketchers in your posting!!
The absolutely darling stamp that I have selected is "GINGERBREAD LOVE" and these little munchkins are just precious!!! I just had to make another tea chest showcasing these lovely children. For the project I used last year's FaLaLa papers by Making Memories and all coloring is Copics.
But, hey!!!! I mentioned cookies!!!! So this card and tea chest is certainly reminiscent of one of my very favorite holiday motifs!!! That being Gingerbread Boys!! I just love them and have collected gingerbread people cookie cutters for years! So it was only natural that I would make gingerbread cookies. I used the recipe given to me by Suzan for The Perfect Man cookies and made my cookies...before decorating them I went to a downtown kitchen shop to get some decorations and the lady there told me about a 95 year old woman out in the country that had made gingerbread boys for years for a particular museum and holiday events using the family's age-old recipe and a cutter that her father made for her as a small child from metal he found on the farm. I was so curious that I contacted the nice woman and told her what I was doing and also told her that I would come visit her one day. Lo and behold I had a call on Thursday asking me to come by and pick up my gingerbread boys...so the cookies you see are not my Perfect Man cookies but rather some really traditional, downhome gingerbread boys...aren't they the cutest things???? I just love them!!!!
For those of you who are interested, you will find the Perfect Man cookie recipe below which is on the inside of the tag from the card front. Just click on the picture and you will be able to see the recipe clearly.
Without further ado, I would like to thank you sincerely for visiting with me today and hope that you will return again and again. The next stop on your merry way will be with the lovely and marvelously talented Iris who has not only an exquisitely lovely card for you to see but also some out of this world delicacies to share with you...Hold on!!! I think I will just go with you!!! While you are particpating in the Hop, please remember to leave comments wherever you roam so that you will be eligible for a MAGNIFICENT prize--a complete set of the newly released stamps!!!!! AND there will be two winners!!! And hey!!! Whistle while you go!!!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope that your weekend is going very well and that you have had a fun and productive weekend! My 80+ year old dad has been hospitalized this weekend with some serious complications so this will be short but I did want you to see it and hopefully let me know what you think of it!!
I wanted to share this little Tea for Two and Tilda makes Six (since I used 6 different little Tilda images and 3 accessory stamps)set with you which I made for a challenge and before it is on its way to its rightful owner. I used some MS Gingerbread papers and dressed all of the little boys up with green bows around their necks!! All coloring is Copics with touches of Spica and Diamond Stickles. All of the Maggies are from Magnolia-licious and if I have given you a link, they are either in stock or are on their way!!!
For the card, I used clay gingerbread boys beside little Tilda with Candy Cane as well as red/white dotted buttons tied with twine and some candy cane brads. MS punched borders were added to the ribbon treatment.
This is the top of the tea chest and I have used Tilda With Heart Ornament flanked by the Christmas Trees decorated with red rhinestones. Tilda is sitting on the edge of a photo mat which is decorated with little wooden gingerbread boys. I trimmed the top with white braid and larger red/white dotted buttons in the corners tied with twine.
I used a Maggie Heart Ornament on the inside of the tea chest.
The gift bags are just plain brown bags that I decorated with the same MS papers and bows. The first cookie mix bag has Kitchen Tilda and I have tied a wooden mixing spoon to the top with ribbon. The next Gingerbread mix bag has Tilda with Gingerbread Heart on a tag which also has gingerbread boy brads. I completed this bag with a small red spatula tied on the top with ribbon. The canister of honey sticks for the tea has Tilda With Bee made into a tag.
And finally shown with the card again, is a little decorated mailbox filled with truffles...this is Tilda with Yule Cap and the Magnolia Merry Christmas Post.
Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed seeing this set and will take the time to let me know what you think!!! This one was alot of fun to make!! I hope you have a delightful week and will come back and see me often!! I should have a surprise for you very soon...maybe this week!! Maggie hugs to all!!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Gosh, it's Happy Friday again!!! I hope that everyone has had a delightful week and are looking forward to an enjoyable yet productive weekend!! Time is almost here for Halloween and soon we will be staring at the Holiday Season head on. I wanted to make another card using those darling So Spooky Maggies from Magnolia-licious before my time ran out completely!!
This week over on Friday Sketchers we are hosted by the exceptionally talented and creative Claudia who has given us a very fun and interesting sketch to use. We invite you to join with us this week and use the same sketch to be eligible for a prize from Daisy May Designs. Please be sure you link back to Friday Sketchers in your blog post. I will be looking forward to seeing your creations over there!!
For my card, I turned the sketch on its side and used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI True Black and Orange Zest for the matting, Cryogen White for image and jotting spot, and all DP (Black Dot and Halloween Star) are from Magnolia from the So Spooky Collection and is available over at Magnolia-licious. I will share with you that if you have not used the Magnolia papers, you are in for a real treat!! It is so substantial, sews wonderfully, and is so nice to use, especially with our Maggies! All of the papers that I have seen are already distressed/inked on all 4 sides, so I have found that after I cut the paper, my preference is to ink/distress all of the cut sides also before using it. For this card I used Tuxedo Black and white acrylic paint for the cut sides. You will see that I machine stitched all major panels on this card in black.
I also used the little darling Devil Tilda from the So Spooky Collection and she is just the cutest thing!! She was stamped twice, cut out, colored with Copics (shown below), and propped up on dimensional tape. I gave some sparkle to her horns, wings, and pitchfork with Orange Peel Stickles. I then made a rosette with the centerpiece using a seal stamp by Catslife Press which I heat embossed in black. The front was finished with ribbon/bow, jack-o-lantern charm, and orange rhinestones.
For the inside of the card I wanted a flowing feel from one panel to the next because there is such a marked difference in color and design from the black dots to the orange stars papers. I used a darling orange ball and sparkle trim from Suzan which goes from the jotting spot on the second panel to another Jack-o-lantern charm (bunches of thanks, Sharon!!)on the first panel.
These are the Copics I used for this little devil and, as I mentioned above, after coloring her I also used Stickles on her wings, horns, and pitchfork, and dots of Inkessentials opaque white.
Thank you so much for coming by to see me today and you know I love to hear what you think of my creations!!! So please leave me a comment and if you have questions about anything I have done, you know I love to answer those also!! The DT of Magnolia-licious is having a Hop today with "Clean and Simple" cards so drop by to see what is happening there also. I hope you have a fun and safe weekend and please come back to see me again! Maggie hugs from me to you!!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Happy Wednesday to Everyone!!!! Gosh it's the middle of the week already and we are much closer to a weekend...woooohooooo...and even closer to Halloween!! So I wanted to share one of those super cute So Spooky images with you!!
This is the darling Sitting Witch Tilda with the Moon and Bats background from the So Spooky Collection, both listed over at Magnolia-licious along with all of the other cute and sweet So Spookies. Remember that at Diana's place all orders over $50 receive free shipping to the US and Canada!!!! AND you will be amazed at the inventory she has for sure--the largest in all of North America!!
I used Bazzill for the base, PTI and unknown for all matting, and those precious DPs are from the So Spooky Collection by Magnolia--Purple Bat and Halloween Plaid. After cutting the paper, I inked all four edges of the DP. Tilda was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics (shown below)and the Moon and Bats background was embossed with black EP. I added purple rhinestones to the Tilda panel, a tulle bow, a couple of black flowers (thank you so much, Claudia!!) and 2 bat pins to complete the front.
On the first inside panel, I embossed the BOO and framed it with a ghost frame and added a purple organza bow. For the second panel I inked and added the jotting place, a witches hat charm, and made a purple and black flower with purple rhinestone brad center to match the rhinestones around the jot spot.
Here are the Copics I used and in addition I used a bit of Spica, a black Copic multi-liner, and Inkessentials white opaque.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I always love to read what you think of my creations! I hope you have a great rest of the week and will come again real, real soon!!! Bunches of Maggie hugs for you!!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope that you are having a magnificent week. I can assure you that FALL is in the air around here so my posting for you today is quite appropriate.
This is also my debut posting for Belles 'n Whistles so I am very excited to not only be contributing there but to offer you a little sweet stuff so that you can also celebrate my first posting on the Belles 'n Whistles Blog. My sincere thanks to Summer for inviting me to be a part of this exceptionally talented and friendly group! I am so thrilled and humbled.
For my card and extras today I used the absolutely darling Scarecrow and Little Wizard which made me smile as soon as it was in my hands. All of the papers and most of the embellies were a gift from the lovely and extremely talented Suzan...so thank you so much, Suzan, for always thinking of me in such delightful ways!! My card and extras would not have been possible today without your gift!!! They are from Recollection's AUTUMN Collection.
These little cuties were stamped twice and colored with Copics (shown below) and of course propped up on dimensional tape. Nothing says FALL to me more than shocks of corn out in a field so I made one out of raffia, trimmed it with falling leaves charms and several sunflowers. I also used several pumpkin buttons which I glistened with a touch of Shimmerz.
The inside of the card this time is quite simple with a couple of buttons , more raffia, and a touch of the ribbon from the same collection which I also used on the extras below.
The giftbag contains Pumpkin Spice cookie mix and the little accordion file contains hot apple cider mix.
In addition to these Copics I also used red, yellow, blue Copics multiliners, Diamond Stickles, yellow Souffle, and white opaque.
To complement the set, Summer from Belles 'n Whistles has added one of these darling Scarecrow and Little Wizard stamps and I have added a cute little scarecrow soap dispenser and pumpkin spice hand soap and candle.
In order to be eligible to win this collection I am asking that after you leave a comment here, you leave a comment on the Belles 'n Whistles blog site and become a follower of the site. The winner will be selected at random at 12 Noon EST on Sunday, October 25.
Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening...Please remember that your comment here will give you an extra chance to win the sweet stuff!! Have a delightful week and hope to see you again real soon...Big hugs!!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
A very Happy Friday to each of you and I hope you have all had a magnificent week!!! We have had chilly and rainy all week but with hopes of a warm and pleasant weekend!!! At least no SNOW like some of you are having ALREADY!!!!
Today at Friday Sketchers 74 we are being hosted by the splendidly talented Carole of England who has given us a fun and challenging sketch for this week. I would love for you all to come over to Friday Sketchers to check out the lovely cards that each of the DT have made for you as samples and I also hope that each of you will participate by using this same sketch to show us your interpretation of Carole's sketch. Please link your card to us using Mr Linky and make sure that you link back to Friday Sketchers in your blog post in order to be eligible for a wonderful prize from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie.
My card this week is made 'specially for Diana Crick of Magnolia-licious to celebrate her new kitchen which is done in black,white, and red!! I have also made it into another easel card to meet the requirements of the Technique Challenge TLC242 at SCS. And I have made another image into a tag attached with magnets (Thanks, Laurel!) as a bookmark for Diana's recipe book--the card is still a card, even after the bookmark is put into use. In addition, I made a matching presentation box. So, Diana, hope you like it 'cause it's on its way to you as I type!!!
The card base is Bazzill, all matting is PTI, and the DP is such a mixture of digitals and who-knows-what from Christina--thanks, sweetie!! Most of the major panels are machine-stitched. I used darling little Pasta Edwin which is from the Yummy For Your Tummy Collection 2009 and is in stock right now over at Magnolia-licious.
I would like to remind everyone that all members at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Site always get an additional 10% off of every order by using the SECRET word. Yes, that is an additional 10% off of Diana's already low prices!!!!!
Pasta Edwin was colored with Copics and a touch of Spica Silver on the fork, cut out and propped up on dimensionals. For the panel behind Edwin I used tomato brads for the corners and added a tiny bit of Souffle green for the stems. I also made a wrought iron pot rack for the kitchen charms--mitt, fork, cookbook and finally added a PASTA button at the bottom right. For the bookmark I added a bit of black Scrappers' Floss.
For the flat panel I used a red and white and a black and white checked ribbon, a Bow-Easy bow, and mushroom brads for the stops. I also added a rectangular silver frame for the Made With Love sentiment which is also from the Yummy Collection. For the presentation box I used BoBunny black dotted paper for the base and a few repeats from the front of the card but used some red rickrack on the back.
Since some of you have asked, I will make every attempt to share with you the Copics I have used with each posting. In addition to Copics, I have also used Spica Silver, and Inkessentials Opaque White. I also used a Souffle Pen on the tomato brads for the greenery.
Thank you so very much for dropping by to see what's happening in my world!! I appreciate every one of you so much and especially love to read what you have to say about my creations. I hope that you will come again often. Have a delightful weekend and until our paths cross again...Maggie Hugs For Each of You!!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Happy Monday!! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week. It is pouring rain here so another inside day, I guess. But that is better than all the snow that is starting in many places...eeeeeeeek
I just received the Yummy Collection from Diana at Magnolia-licious and just could not wait to use this little 60s Tilda and her 60s Table. I tell you, she is the cutest little thing!! This entire collection is just so darling and has so many uses.
For this card I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for matting and the touch of polka dots, and all of the DP is that magnificent paper from Magnolia which can be found HERE. This paper is so surprisingly substantial and easy to work with. I stitched all of the panels and used tiny brads to soften the corners. Tilda was stamped 3 times...once for the inside...and colored with Copics. You can perhaps tell that her little dress and lollipop were cut out separately, embossed on the back and propped up for dimension. The shine on her lollipop is Glossy Accents. The front was finished with 3 kinds of ribbon, a flower bouquet at the top and a lone rose at the bottom AND a little lollipop dangle to match the one Tilda is enjoying!!
For the inside I made some candies from Doodlecharms cartridge on my "pink chirper", colored them with copics, covered them with Glossy Accents and added tiny bows. So isn't this little Maggie a real cutie???
Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my Maggie world today. I appreciate your visits and your comments so much and hope you will come back often. Best wishes for a most delightful week!! Great big Magnolia-licious hugs to each of you....
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope that everyone is "weller" than I have been these past several days...it has not been fun at all!! But it has also been chilly and drizzly so I guess it was a good time to stay in bed and just hope that I made it to my next wake up...lol
So I am pretending that today is Friday because I have my Friday Sketchers card for yesterday for you today!
The hostess for Friday Sketchers 73 is the marvelously talented Beatrix from Germany who has given us a very inspirational sketch this week. I hope that you will join with us this week in using Bea's sketch and will let us see your interpretation. Admittedly the sketch was difficult for me because I thought I had to rip papers---which I did!! This is the first time that I have even considered doing that and it was DIFFICULT!!!! I also made a square card rather than a rectangular one...that may tell you something about my brain...not sure...lol
I have used the most darling Little Witch With Broom from the Fall Collection at Belles 'n Whistles. These stamps are designed by the inimitable Elizabeth Bell and are wonderful to work with. They are deeply etched, highly detailed, foam-mounted and die-cut, ready for immediate use with acrylic block. This little witch, Lydia, just looks like she is trying to decide whether to take her broom out trick or treating...tooooooo cute!!!!
I used Bazzill for the base, SU CS for all matting and BG Eerie for all DP. Witchie-Poo was stamped 3 times on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and 2 of them were cut out so that I could add a bit of dimension to her.I used the MS punch for the image panel and a German scrap witch in the upper corner. We wouldn't want little Lydia flying around by herself!! I also grounded the sweet witch with a little bit of Autumn FlowerSoft. Everything else that I added to the entire card are from the October bloom kit from the lovely Jayne at Crafty Feeling in the UK--ribbon, blooms, pins, dew drops, charms, die cuts, felt pumpkin. Thanks, Jayne, for coordinating this kit so well for me!!!!
I hope that you have enjoyed this little card and will meander over and check out the other little darlings at Belles 'n Whistles and will also take time to meet the very friendly and talented DT members on the Belles 'n Whistles blog. Thank you so much for visiting me...I love to hear from you!! May you have a magnificent weekend...Big hugs for each of you!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Happy October Everyone!!! Gosh, I can tell you that here in the mountains of NC that Fall is arriving quickly....the mornings are chilly, the breeze is brisk, the leaves have already started changing colors, and some are already on the ground!!! Not my favorite time of the year...sigh... Although I made a winter card this time, I dread seeing winter come!!
The October Magnolia-licious project is to make an easel card using the template which can be found HERE. I used monochromatic colors only!!! The card shown at this site is 4"X4" but the instructions to increase the size of your card are also found at the site. For all specific instructions and to have a peek at all of the Magnolia-licious DT sample cards, you can visit Magnolia-licious Highlites. I hope that you will join with the DT in submitting your card so that everyone can enjoy your take on the project!!
I did increase the size of my card to a 6"x6" which meant I had to start with a 6"x12" base which is Bazzill CS. I also added an additional panel so that little Jamie could look over the fence from next door to see what Rowdy Tilda was up to. I used BoBunny Dots for the matting and all the DP is from the "Winter Wonderland" paper pack by Dovecraft. I had intended to use a brad from this same collection but the design of my card did not require it. Thanks, Claudia, for this beautiful set!!
I used cute Back n Front Jamie and Snowy Fence from Art Impressions, Rowdy Tilda or Tilda Throwing Snowball, Tilda's Snowballs, and Edwin's Snowman all from the Winter & Christmas Supplement Collection 2007. Both Tilda and the Snowman are now available at Magnolia-licious. It is not too early to be thinking about the stamps for you to use for the upcoming holidays so you better rush over and see what Diana has in store for you!! I also used some gorgeous wood paper from Sue at McMahon Five Design for the fence.
After stamping all images twice, coloring them with Copics, and cutting them out, I used foam tape and/or silicone gel between each of them for dimension...In order to give the snowballs and the snowman more roundness I embossed them on the back with a large ball stylus. I then painted over both of them and all of the snowflake buttons with tacky glue and glittered them with Doodlebug Sugar Coating. All of the snow is Polar White FlowerSoft which is just a beautiful product--very white with just a touch of sparkle. I also used a number of snowflake buttons which I brushed with glue and added glitter. I added three tiny heart buttons to the snowman which are
GoodWear Products and were a gift from Linda of Linanna Designs in the UK..Thanks, Linda!!
To complete the scene, I added Polar White FlowerSoft to the fence and ground to give the added dimension to the setting. I also added an organza navy Bow-Easy bow as well as a silver snowflake charm to Jamie's hand...you know I had to have a charm somewhere...smile.
Thank you so very much for dropping by to see me!! I appreciate each of you so much and if I can ever assist you in any way, please email me. I hope you like this winter scene and will let me know what you think of it. May your day/evening be a most delightful one. Maggie hugs to each of you!!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Gosh!! A very happy Saturday to each of you and a marvelous weekend too!! I am running away from Sun evening til Tuesday evening so I wanted to wish you a very nice upcoming week also!!
This card is for Midnight Madness 21 which was such a fun sketch to play with. Not only is there an exciting sketch each week but this challenge site has absolutely fabulous prizes each week, each month, and ALL the time. They are the nicest bunch of ladies and if you have not been over to the challenge blog, you may want to just have a peek. For my card I turned the sketch on its side and rather than a ribbon as shown on the sketch I used the tree. Strange, huh?
I used Bazzill for the card base, Coredinations and Prismatics for all matting and that lovely peach paper is by Magnolia and is the Yummy for Your Tummy Collection - Peaches. This paper is so nice and heavy and is already distressed and was alot of fun to work with....sews beautifully!!! You can certainly check out Magnolia-licious because Diana is starting to carry some of this magnificent paper. I also used Peachy Tilda and Peach Branch from the Yummy for your Tummy Collection 2009 and both are available at Magnolia-licious so you better run FAST!! The tree is the Fall/Winter Tree from the Fall Collection 2007 which I don't see at the moment at Diana's; however I am certain that if you contact her she will make every effort to get that one for you.
This little Tilda is one of the cutest images for me....I love the bandana and just because she happens to be picking peaches she could easily be used at all times of the year using greenery, Christmas ornaments, flowers, or whatever in her hand and basket. That is the beauty of these little munchkins -- they are so versatile!! Anyway, I stamped Tilda twice, colored her with Copics, and cut out one image which I propped up on the panel. I also stamped the tree and branch, colored them with Copics and cut them out...Of course I had to put on my Tree Surgeon hat to make this leafless tree into a cute little peach tree!! Finally I added an organza bow and peach charm to the tree trunk and peach colored pearls to some corners that I thought needed softening.
I would like to note that in order to make the peaches a bit FUZZY, I put a few drops of the Colorless Blender solution on a Q-tip and dabbed the peaches after they were colored completely. You can use this technique in many ways. For example, if you are coloring jeans and would like a bit more texture, just sprinkle a few drops of the solution on some old denim and dab the completely colored image and you will get an actual denim texture on the jeans. Old towels also add a very interesting texture. The Colorless Blender solution actually removes a tiny touch of the color in whatever pattern of the fabric you are using for your dabbing...Hope that sidetrack makes some sense...If not, just jot me an email and I will attempt to describe better for you.
For the inside of the card I used the same papers, repeating the squares from the front. On the first panel I added another organza bow made with the Bow-Easy, another enamel peach charm, and peach colored flowers on the corners...yes I really do know that peach blossoms are pink BUT I didn't think that pink would go so well with this card...lol...On the jotting panel, just a few flowers and a bow.
I hope you like my little Peachy Tilda and will leave me a note letting me know what you think of her. I would like to thank each of you sincerely for dropping by to see what we are up to and if ever I can help any of you, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a splendid weekend and a fun week. Maggie hugs to one and all!!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
A very Happy Friday and a Happy October to everyone and best wishes for a fabulous weekend! I can assure you that Fall has arrived here!!! The colors of the leaves are progressing steadily, some are even starting to fall (eeeeek), and it's jeans and sweatshirt weather for me!!
Today marks Week 72 at Friday Sketchers which is being hosted by the inimitably talented Tanja of Germany. She has given us a very fun and exciting sketch this week and we hope that you will join with us in creating a card using her sketch. I would love for you to come over to the Friday Sketchers challenge blog site and have a peek at the lovely cards made by the other DT members. Be sure to not only link your card to us but also make certain that you link back to Friday Sketchers in your blog posting in order to be eligible for this week's prize from dreams2stamp.
I am also humbled yet extremely happy to announce that I have been invited to join the Belles 'n Whistles Design Team which is such a lovely group of very talented cardmakers. Thank you very much, Summer, for the confidence you have in my work and I am looking forward to working with you and your DT in advancing this lovely and fun collection of Elizabeth Bell stamps. Although my REAL love is Maggies, I find the Belles 'n Whistles to also be alot of fun to play with and I am certainly looking forward to the opportunity to play with such a fantastic and fun Design Team.
For my card, I used Mmmm! Yes Please from the new Fall Collection which is available at Belles 'n Whistles. Such a darling image!!! I stamped it on Cryogen White and colored it with copics. The base of my card is Bazzill, matting is PTI, and the DP is all from the BG June Bug paper pack. All of the flowers, dew drops, pins, ribbon and charms are from the September kit from Crafty Feeling in the UK. Jayne has some absolutely lovely charms, ribbons, and blooms and you will find her to be so kind, helpful, and nice in your dealings with her.
On the inside of the card I merely used coordinating papers from the June Bug collection and a repeat of the same embellies as the front except I did ask my chirper to cut out an apple for me! Thank you so much, Sharon, the Queen Chirperette, for all of your instructions on my new Pink Chirper!!
Thank you so much for dropping by to check on the happenings here. I certainly appreciate each of you VERY much and hope you will come back soon to let me know what you think of my children. May you have a delightful weekend..Hugs!!