Monday, June 2, 2014

It's Time for the Magnolia-licious 2014 Summertime Blog Hop!

Happy Blog Hop Day, Dearest Readers,

Well, the heat is on here in the desert! Ugh! We're been teasing 100° (37° C.) for days. It is too early for such heat! Add to that, we have wind each and every day! It's like a blow dryer outside! I dread going anywhere outside even though our cars are air conditioned. I really dislike this time of the year! I'll whine for the next three months, so please forgive me now! LOL

Today, the Magnolia-licious Design Team is having a Summertime Blog Hop! I must warn you. I have a TON of photos below! I wanted to show you every aspect of my project. I hope you don't mind!

You should have reached my site through Norma's Blog. At the end of my post, I will tell you where the next stop is. OK? If you have strayed along the way, here is your starting point:

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

You want to go to this page to find all the details and where to start. Diana is offering a prize of a wonderful surprise package to a lucky gal! To be eligible, you need to create a project and post it on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. You will have TWO WEEKS to enter your Summertime Project.

For my project, I decided to make a Summertime Fun Bucket! It's a modification of a Bucket List, but since these aren't things we wanted to do before we die, my husband and I chose to make it a "Bucket of Fun," so-to-speak, with things to do this summer!

As we complete each activity, we'll just put the clothes pin into the bucket. See photo below. Here is my **ahem** gallery of photos! I hope I don't lose you along the way, LOL!

I wanted the bucket to be bright and cheery. My DH painted the bucket for me. Then, I went to town with the goodies!

Of course, I wanted to have a journal for the activities we've planned. It'll be fun to look back on in a few years when we can't remember anything anymore! LOL

I chose images from my Magnolia Collection that matched some of the activities on the clothes pins. In this case, it is take a walk in the rain (it will sometime this summer, LOL, I hope!) and fly a kite.

The little characters just make the bucket look so festive and cheery! I wanted to make sure Edwin wasn't left out! LOL

This is the interior of the bucket showing what to do with the pins.

Because I wanted to make my clothes pins look more polished, I chose to decorate the backs as well. I think it just looks nicer.

Here are details of the clothes pin activities we have planned:

I hope I got all the photos included! My folder for this project is filled with so many images! LOL I thought you might want to read what we have planned. Not everything requires going somewhere. I liked including things that would be fun for us to do together.

Well, if you are still with me, it's time for you to visit the next blog! You are now going to visit

Patti Jo's Blog!

I hope you have liked the projects that my sweet Teamies have created to give you some inspiration! This is such a creative DT filled with such talented gals! I am always in awe!

Please stop by Magnolia-licious and see what wonderful goodies Diana has in stock! Diana always has such wonderful bargains, too!

Well, thank you for hopping by! I would so love a comment if you have the time. Have fun visitng the blogs!




Tamara said...

Hi Chris!
Love it! This project must have taken you ages to create! Really great idea!

The Craft Bucket said...

Absolutely fabulous, what a great idea. Us Brits aren't used to such heat, thanks for the inspiration, off hopping Jane x

Dena said...

Holy cow!!!!!!! Sooooo much detail! It's AMAZING!! I love this idea and all your Tilda and Edwins are colored beautifully!! Perfect idea for kiddos!
Hugs, Dena

Beth Brovold said...

SUPERB idea Chris!! Such a fun and BEAUTIFUL way to make a list!!

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my word!! Chris, what a fabulous project this is, such a great idea to have all those little pegs with so many activities for the summer!! Amazing colouring and design.
Hugs Suzi xx

Barb Hardeman said...

Well, I'm telling you...this hop just keeps getting better and better. I wish I could live inside your head for a while, because it's just soooo creative! What a wonderful idea with the clothes pins and the bucket. You haven't left a single detail out! Not a thing! I wanna come to your house and do all those fun things!! =) Well done sweetie...hugs...Barb

Katie said...

Chris this is just so much fun!! I love the bright primary color palette, it makes everything look so cheery!

Melanie Smith said...

WOW!!! What an amazing idea. You have a super fun summer ahead of you. Congrats on getting hubby to participate!

Only By His Grace said...

What a super idea Chris. I love all the things you want to do. you have made the bucket so beautifully. so nice that hubby helped out.
Love all the Maggie stamps too.
Hugs maz

Danielle said...

What a fantastic idea, Chris... I love how the bucket turned out, and the clothespins are the perfect way to keep track. They are super-cute, too, by the way.

Cathy Lee said...

This is so darn cute, Chris. Totally original and truly creative. Love all your Magnolias, there are so many!

Sonia said...

Hi Chris
Super Fabulous project. Love all the Magnolias you used.
Great creation.
-Sonia **Sony**

Candy said...

Cute cute cute!!!
Fabulous job and lots of work Chris!
Fantastic idea.
Big Hugs, Candy

New Creations said...

What a commendable idea!! I just love the shiny red bucket and all the colourful cloth pins. The Magnolia images are so lovely too.

Kathy Gerace said...

What a great idea for a child's bucket list! I hope your family has as much fun doing all the activities as I did looking at everything you came up with for the clothespins.
Hugs, Kathy

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is BRILLIANT Chris! So happy & colorful and bright...what kid wouldn't love to have this and all the fabulous activities noted. You need to share this on Pinterest and hashtag it with #summerfun #activitybucketlist and so on so people outside crafty land can see. Lots of moms would love something like this as inspiration :)


Karen said...

I love this! It's fantastic!!!

NPurdum56 said...

Oh Chris, this is just too cute! What a great idea! :) Nancee

Flo said...

Wow! It's a fantastic creation! I love it soooo much! Funny and gorgeous! Hugs, Flo.

Karen said...

Such a darling project! So many wonderful embellies. Love the bright colors.


Laura said...

Oh my goodness! How fun is this!?! I might have to try a modified version for my grandsons. I love this idea!

Laura C.

PS I hear ya with the heat. I'm even further south...

Anne said...

Wow, such a great bucket! And what a fun idea! :)

Hugs, Anne.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Chris, I love this wonderful idea! A summer fun bucket ! And the journal too! Wonderful! I love the design and fun colors and of course your magnificent Maggies! Thanks for the inspiration! Have fun putting all the clothes pins into the bucket and collecting summer memories! Hugs, Elizabeth x