Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's the Summer Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious-A Fourth of July Album With Liberty Tilda and Friends!

Good morning, Sweet Readers,

Well, the longest day of the year is June 21 AND it is also the first day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere! What a wonderful kick off for summer - to have a summer themed blog hop! Want to play along? Sure you do!

The theme for the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Blog Hop is Summer! If you want to join in the fun, all you need to do is create a project (not a card) that follows the Summer theme. You might consider Fourth of July, Summer Family Activities, Fun in the Summer Sun, etc. If you would like to include a card with your project, that would be wonderful! You have so many options for this theme, too! Let your creativity reign!

If you have reached my blog via the amazing and very talented blog of Suzi McManus then you are in the right place! If not, you'll want to start back at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog so you don't miss a fantastic creation by the very talented gals on the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Design Team!

I'd love to take a minute or two and share my project with you. There are lots of photos, so please be prepared, LOL! I created this Fourth of July album as a gift for our adult son. He tolerates my Tilda/Edwin addiction, LOL. He and his sweetheart will be traveling to Washington, DC for the Fourth of July. My husband and I did the same thing in 1976 for our nation's Bicentennial Celebration. They will have a Supreme Court Tour, Capitol Tour, and visit historic landmarks from Virginia to New York. They will also visit Bucks County, PA, where I grew up. I know how exciting it will be for them. It sure was for us! I thought this album would be a nice way to preserve their memories.

The album has lots of hidden tags as well as folding sections. I tried to cram as much into this album as possible. I hope you like it. Here are my photos:

Here is a listing of the Magnolia products I used in my project. Please contact Diana at Magnolia-licious if you are interested in adding any of these precious stamps and/or DooHickey Dies to your collection.

Liberty Tilda
Edwin with Hat
DooHickey Dream Tag
Tilda with Star Dress Mini #3029
Liberty Banner #07
Cloudy Tag DooHickey Die #88
Triple Tags DooHickey Die #14
Tilda w/ Lace Flag Mini #311
Tea Label Tags DooHickey Dies #70
Super Edwin Mini #124
Tea Label Shape Dies #69
Vintage Box Lace Chocolate Doo-hickey Die
Lace Coaster DooHickey Die #84
Tilda in Star Dress (standard size) Cool Edwin Mini Stamp #103
So Wrapped Starlight Folded DooHickey Tag #52
Super Edwin Standard Size Stamp
America the Eagle

The next stop along your way is the blog of the wonderful and so very talented Cathy Lee. As always, Cathy's work is gorgeous and so rich with inspiration! You don't want to miss her gorgeous project!

I hope you will leave a comment for me. I'll be drawing a name from those who leave comments. Whomever's name is drawn will get a little special something from me! I love surprising some lucky gal!

I hope you will join us by creating a wonderful Summer Themed special something for the Blog Hop. The Design Team has provided tons of wonderful spring board ideas to get your creative juices going! I can't wait to see what you create! The complete details may be found on the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog!


I would like to enter all or any part, LOL, of this collection into the following challenges:


Mojca said...

Waw amazing and the embellishment is so perfect. hugs! MOjca

Suzi said...

Oh my word!! Chris! what a fabulous Journal you've created my dear. So many amazing pages, an awful lot of work and love have been poured into this stunning creation. I am in awe!!
Suzi x

Crea S said...

Wow, what a magnificent project! Love all of the papers and all the details. There's so much going on, I needed to look like 3 times, but that's a good thing, cause I wanted to see more and more. When I came at the end I was like, already :( lol..

mammapug said...

Wow how gorgeous is that. It looks like it was made for me as my birthday is the 4th of July. It is very beautiful. Blessings, Carol

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

so many great cards
love all
hugs Tamara

cebelica said...

What a great gift to give to your son. I'm sure he will love it! Hugs! xx

Teri said... this is fabulous!!! Oh my gosh, I can't believe all the work and how beautifully done it is!!! If your son decides he doesn't want it, you can send it right to me1!! Oh it's so wonderful!!!! Did I say it's really awesome???

Daimar Sanchez said...

Hermoso trabajo y con cuantos detalles...Estoy encantada...

inkspell said...

Wow, love it......Gina F

Christina C. said...

Good heavens, such a phenomenal project! Love this magnificently embellished journal with all the darling Maggie images and wonderful dies.....simply breathtaking!!!

Sheri said...

EEEEE! Oh my word!! You must have started on this fantastic creation LAST summer!! What an amazing work of art Chris!

Lidia Baltazar Salazar said...

OMG! si que te pusiste a trabajar en tan lindo Mini Album, cada página con hermosos detalles, me encanta los colores ideal para hombres y mira que yo tengo 3 en casa, soy nueva en tu blog y por supuesto que ya te sigo, te dejo saludos cariñosos desde México <3

Simone said...

Ok that must have taken a LONG time to put together. That's A LOT of work but it sure is beautiful & what a great way to preserve memories!

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW !! This is AMAZING !! beautiful, I love it...Gayle xx

Dina said...

wauh so perfect and beautiful

Anonymous said...

What a amazing work! :O)


Glynda and Kelli said...

This is soooo cute. I love all the Magnolia touches you added. My fave paper is the little red and blue hearts. Great job!

Uzma Butt said...

This is so 4th of July-licious!!!

Sheri said...

Amazing! God Bless America. Beautiful project

Olga said...

This is a wonderfull, gorgeous, amazing minialbum!!! I love it!

Candy said...

Shoot, Chris!
Couldn't you put more Magnolia Stamps in your Journal???
It is AMAZING! What a lot of work. So many beautiful images and papers. Your son will be absolutely delighted with it!
Big Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous Chris, what a wonderful keepsake, ou really outdid yourself with this one
Hugs Julie P

Michele I said...

OMG!!! how amazing is that, great job

Jane said...

WOW!!!!!!! OMG Chris this is absolutely amazing! I love every single page! hugs, Jane xxx

Sande said...

Your son and his sweetheart are two lucky people. First they get to go on a amazing trip and then they have a gorgeous album to store all their memories. I'm sure they are super excited about both.

Fantastic job!

Susan Dube said...

What a fabulously amazing book! Love all the tildas, tags, ribbon and dies used. I love the frames for pics and the papers are just perfect!


Nicole said...

Wow love this project, Chris! Absolutely beautiful! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs, Nicole

Only By His Grace said...

Wow! you have put a lot of work into this one Chris. It is awesome.
Hugs Maz

tina said...

wow wow and wow everything about this card makes me think i need to go visit america absolutly brill

Nancee Purdum said...

Wow Chris! What a neat project! You have put a lot of work into this! Adorable! :) Nancee

cabio's craft corner said...

My goodness Chris, this cute altered album is gorgeous. Fun to check out every page of this and they are all beautifully made :o)

Sadilla said...

that's really beautiful!!!