Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia-licious Interactive Tag Challenge and Blog Hop Wants YOU!

Hello Dah-links!

Guess what? It's time for the...

Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop!

If you have arrived here from Suzanne Dean's Blog , then you're right where you are supposed to be! Good work! If not, then you need to go back and start at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog. This is where you find all of the details for winning those $50 store credit prizes that are up for grabs! One lucky winner will be for the Interactive Tag Challenge while another $50 winner will be for the correct total of candy canes hidden by the Design Team gals.

The theme for this challenge is to create an interactive tag.

Your tag needs to pop, flip, turn, slide, or whatever will involve some sort of physical interaction other than just viewing or reading the tag. There should be some sort of movement.

But wait - There's more!

We're also having a

Count the Hidden Candy Canes Blog Hop Contest!

So, if you want to join in the second half of our blog hop, here's what you need to do.

You need to look at the FIRST photo posted by each design team member. In that photo there is at least one hidden candy cane. You are to visit each DT Member's blog and keep track of the number of hidden candy canes. Better keep your calculator nearby to keep an accurate total. When finished, send your total to Send the TOTAL number of candy canes you found after visiting all the blogs.Make sure you include your name and e-mail address

My tag was such a joy to create! It is very large - about a foot in height. I've made it from Bristol board so that it will be as sturdy as can be. I covered that with decorative paper, cheesecloth, die cuts, a voile bag, word magnets, and gorgeous Tilda stamps. It is so pretty IRL!

Now, look the photo of my interactive tag creation. You can click on it to see a larger image. Hidden in that photo are red and white striped candy canes. After you find and count how many I've hidden, write that number down or add the number to your running total. Move along to the next blog in the blog hop list. Here is your photo:

You can find the following items in the Magnolia-licious Store. Just click the link for each.

Tilda with Christmas Baking
Tilda with Lovikka Mittens
Tilda on the Roof
Memory Box Frosty Border (along bottom)

I have also used a collection of other dies from my supplies. I've used the Magnolia Snowflake Die, Magnolia Poinsettia (for green leaves), Frosty Corner, Cheery Lynn snowflakes, and Marianne Design Poinsettias. The gold pearls are from my supplies as well. There is also cheesecloth around the perimeter. The voile bag is also from my supply collection.

Well, that's about all she wrote! You now must travel through cyberspace to see the gorgeous work of MARY GIEMZA!

Thank you so much for stopping hopping by! Good luck on the tag challenge as well as counting the candy canes for the Blog Hop!

If you leave a comment below, I will add your name into a draw for something special from me.



I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss#159 - Don't be Square!

Addicted to Stamps #44 - Christmas

Just Keep on Crafting - Christmas

Decorate to Celebrate #39 - Holiday Choice

Anything Goes #81 - Tags

Creative Stamp Friends #65 - Christmas

Pretty Little Ribbon #16 - Die Cuts/Punches

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Winter Night Tilda with Long Hair Magnolia-licious Challenge Card

Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and filled with much love and full tummies! I have so much to be grateful for! Every day that I am given to be on this Earth is a gift! This is what greeted me just after I headed into the kitchen -

I had gone into the kitchen and happened to look at the window in the family room. The blinds on the big windows had not yet been opened, but I saw the balloon decending through the smaller windows above the larger ones. I took the photo from my front door! The pilot managed to plant that balloon across the street from our home! As you can see by looking at the background, we are up on a hillside overlooking the valley. It is not uncommon for hot air balloons to soar very low over the rooftops of our homes. They've even managed to drop them on the street - missing the light poles! It was such a thrill to see this one come down within talking distance! I've been up in one only once and LOVED IT! It was so quiet and peaceful. All we could really hear were the barks of dogs who were upset with the burning sound. What a way to start a day!

Today, we are beginning a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog . This particular challenge is to make a pink Christmas card! Eulanda is the gal with the great idea! I loved how the cards created by the DT turned out! Here are the images of my first pink Christmas card:

What do you think? Isn't that paper precious? It's by Lilly Bimble and I found it on Etsy! Those Nutcrackers are just too cute! I blew them up and cut out two to add to the interiors. I've glittered them using gold, pink, black Stickles. I also added Stickles to the trees, fence, mat, and front of the card. It has a great festive sparkle.

Now, if you are wondering where you might find the Magnolia products I've used, your "Go To Place" is Magnolia-licious. You should know by now that Diana has the best prices on her products! There are always fabulous sales, too! Just click the links below to see the Magnolia products I've used and those great Magnolia-licious prices!

Tilda with Long Hair
African Sun
Winter Night Background - is currently out of stock. Check with Diana. It's from the Winter, 2008 Collection, so it's an oldie but a goodie!
Lovely Fence Die
The other items are from my stash.

I hope you will join in this wonderfully delightful challenge. You are playing for

Diana is so very generous, so the prize for one lucky gal will be wonderful! Check the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for further details! I hope you will join in the fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll become a follower and visit again soon!

Love to you,

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge #39 - pastels

Digital Tuesday Challenge #188 - Girly w/ digital element #143 - nontraditional colors

Oldie But A Goodie - using something at least six months old - the snowy background scene stamp

Pretty Little Ribbon #16 - Using punches, dies, ribbons, charms

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Edwin with Sack Meets Midwinter Tilda!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Hello from a chilly southern Utah, and thank you for stopping by!! The mountains around our valley are snow capped. Fall is battling Winter!

Are you ready for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog? Eulanda has given us the most wonderful color challenge. It is to use red, white, gold, and silver! Here is the photo that she gave us to help get some color inspiration:

Isn't that a gorgeous photo? Look at those colors! Here is the card I created after viewing the photo:

I chose to use two Magnolia stamps - Edwin with Sack from the 2012 Christmas Story Collection and Midwinter Tilda from the 2011 Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection. I thought they made a great pair since they both held lanterns. I added some Puffy Paint to Edwin's outfit. The lanterns have glitter on the glass panels. The card is in red and silver with lots of glittered cardstock embellishments. I chose to make little poinsettias using my Marianne Design dies. The fir sprig is a Cheery Lynn Die. The Holly sprig is also Cheery Lynn. There is a hidden tag behind the mat where the bow is. I also made the Merry Christmas embellishment to go with the silver color scheme.

Here are the two interior panels with the top first:

I chose to repeat the silver by making the poinsettias with glittered cardstock. The adorable tag is a Cottage Cutz die. I got mine at Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking. Sharon, the owner, does ship internationally. The best thing is that she mails the very next day!

Here is the bottom interior panel:

I used the Memory Box Frostyville Wreath as the centerpiece on the bottom. I had sentiment peel offs in my stash and thought it would look nicely in the center of the wreath. You likey?



Read below to find out!

MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS currently has the following collections in stock:

2012 Nativity Collection
2012 A Christmas Story Collection
2012 Little Christmas Collection
2012 Special Edition Winter Stamps
Magnolia Mini Storage System - a REAL DEAL AND STEAL

Diana is running the most fantastic sale ever - are you ready for this?

If you are a collector of the mini versions of our beloved stamps, Diana has reduced the price of the Magnolia Mini Storage System by 58% - that's right - 58% off the original price! That means that each unit is $10.00! The binder holds approximately 90 mini stamps. Can you believe that? What a wonderful way to store those little stamps. You won't find a sale like this anywhere else other than at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!

If you want to BEST prices on your Magnolia stamps, you should know by now that MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS is your source! Diana has the most wonderful bargains and specials. Her regular prices are the very best. Here is the link for Edwin with Sack. You won't find a better price anywhere! Diana is currently out of Midwinter Tilda, but if you contact her, she may be able to get it for you.

I hope you will join our new challenge! Stop by the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has created to get your mojo workin'! Don't forget, Diana has a wonderful prize for one lucky participant!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Love you guys!