January Magnolia-licious DT Challenge ~ LOVE


Helloooo!   Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted — we had a crazy year-end with a few different illnesses being shared throughout the family and office ~ the flu, a nasty cold, and even walking pneumonia just to name a few.

And, sadly, my 94 year-old mother-in-law passed away two weeks ago.

She definitely lived a full life, but it’s still always hard to say good-bye.  😦

But, I’m back and ready to start the new year with the Magnolialicious DT Blog Hop!

Our theme this month, appropriately, is LOVE!

If you came here from the VERY talented Norma Lee’s blog ~ From My Craft Room, you’re in the right place!

And, if you just happened to stop by today, and would like to start from the beginning to see all the gorgeous LOVE projects, please go the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the complete list of participants.

For my project today, I’ve used a Magnolia stamps from the 2012 Sweet Crazy Love collection.



I’ve attached her to a fun bag design from Silhouette, with a fancy heart handle ~ perfect for some Valentine goodies.

The purple heart paper is from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.

We hope you’ll join us in this challenge for a chance to win an AWESOME prize from the Magnolia-licious Store!

The  theme is LOVE and the challenge is ANYTHING BUT a CARD,

of course you can also include a card too if you wish!

Your next stop is the always amazing Sharon Caudle’s blog ~

Gramma’s House of Cards

Thanks for stopping in today and have fun hopping along!


  1. What a beauty, Mary!! I want to be able to color those curls like you do!! My sympathy on the passing of your mother-in-law! I totally agree-it’s always hard to say good-bye.

  2. This is beautiful Mary! Gorgeous colors and coloring and I am loving this new die.

  3. Oh sweetie, I am SO sorry to hear you had such a tough end to the year! My sincerest sympathy for the loss of your Mother-in-law. Big hugs to you! Your bag is, as always, absolutely stunning! Your work and coloring always take my breath away! Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration! hugs and have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh….forgot to say….great minds think alike! heehee!!

  5. Wow, hard end for 2012. Sorry for your family’s loss…what a blessing to have had such a long life.
    Glad to see you back creating, love this bag and your image is of course colored beautifully…

  6. First, my condolences on the loss of your mother-in-law, Mary. So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Second, Mary this is stunning! Love your vibrant coloring and color choices. What an adorable bag this is. I don’t have the Silhouette, I wonder if it’s as easy to use as the Cricut Expression? I will have to look into it. Another amazing project dear, big hugs to you, Angela

  7. Mary Mary Mary. First of all I am hoping that you and your family are doing much better. I am very sorry for the loss of your MIL I am going through the same thing with my mother. Just had to put her in a nursing home. 2012 was a very bad year for me also. many things. anyhow, As usual your are the Best..Your coloring is over the top beautiful and all of your projects are always so inspirational and amazing. Praying for a better year for you my dear..♡♡♡

  8. Great job. Great stamp. This is super cute!!!:).
    Tabitha’s Designs
    Your Magnolia Birthday Moderator 🙂

  9. Marilyn in E-Town says:

    Adorable! Your coloring is absolutely beautiful, especially your hair, I would like to color like that!

  10. Absoloutly stunning, my favorite colors and Tilda is gorgeous! I am so sorry for all the stress you have been through. I hope you have some peace in your life for a while now! Your creation shows the love!
    Hugs Kelly

  11. My sincerest condolences to your family, Mary!
    Your magnificently colored Tilda is a favorite and I adore your outstanding showcasing of her!

  12. So sorry for your sad news Mary
    Love your beautiful colouring, such a wonderful gift bag
    Hugs julie P

  13. I am so sorry to read about your mother, so sad. Sending good vibes to you.
    Your card is lovely, wonderfully colored Tilda Hug.s

  14. Sorry to hear the sad news about your MIW Mary. I hope time will heal the pain and your will have a brighter year in 2013,
    Your lovely colored image and this cute bag is awesome :o)

  15. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law.

    Your bag is adorable! Beautifully colored and designed.


  16. WOW! I LOVE the colors you used! Simply adorable. So sorry about your beloved Mother-in-law. 🙂 Nancee

  17. You did a fabulous job coloring the image and the bag handle is terrific! Sorry to hear you had such a rough start to the year.

  18. Gorgeous bag, Mary. Tilda looks awesome on it and beautifully colored. I’ll have to check out this cut file. What a great idea for those loved ones to receive such a sweet bag.
    Cathy Lee

  19. Losses are always difficult no matter what age. My sympathies Mary. Hope all is better healthwise!!!
    Your packaging is adorable. I love how you get such depth with your coloring……beautiful!!! She is a favorite of mine!!! Fantastic work!!!

  20. Sorry for your loss!
    the work I do is beautiful and inspiring

  21. That’s one gorgeous fun bag, Mary. Especially love the heart-shaped handle. Fab colouring as always. Just got this same Tilda stamp but haven’t had a chance to colour her yet. Love your heart buttons.

  22. I’m sorry about your mother-in-law, Mary, It’s always sad to loos someone you love, even if they have lived a full life. All the best to you and your familly, I hope this will be a healthy year for all of you all! I love your beautiful coloring, and the shape of this bag looks wonderful! Thanks for being an inspiration! Hugs, Elizabeth x

  23. Really gorgeous!!

  24. Such an amazing card!! Beautiful!

  25. This is so beautiful! I love her hair!! The handle of the bag is so pretty too!

    -Mee Chelle

  26. What a gorgeous little bag and what fabulous colouring.
    Dawn xx

  27. A beautiful Valentine creation and gorgeous coloring!

    Laura C.

  28. So sorry to read about your sad loss Mary I hope you have many wonderful memories that will make you smile when you are thinking of her!! xx

    A beautiful gift bag and so superbly colooured! Thanks for sharing and I wish you lots of love and wishes for 2013! Chanelle xxx

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