January Magnolia-licious DT Challenge ~ LOVE

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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.

This is  TILDA SENDING LOVE LETTERS.

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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!

November Magnolia-licious DT Challenge ~ Interactive Holiday Tags

Hello!  Happy end of November … (not really happy since the month has gone by way tooo quickly,

but at least we have Christmas to look forward to… right??!)   🙂

It’s time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!

This month, our challenge is

INTERACTIVE HOLIDAY TAGS.

Fun, right?

 

If you’ve arrived here from the awesome

Chris Christensen’s blog ~ A SCRAPER’S MUSINGS,

you’re at the right place.

If you just happened to stop by today, and would like to start from the beginning to see all the Interactive Holiday Tags, please start at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the complete list of participants.

The best part of our challenge today is … we actually have TWO challenges or chances for you to WIN!!!

1.  The first challenge is to create an Interactive Holiday Tag using at least (1) Magnolia stamp, link your tag at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog and you’ll be entered for a chance to wine (1) $50 Gift Certificate to store!!!

 2.  The second challenge is to count the number of candy canes from each DT members’ Main photo, email your total count to sjdean0574@yahoo.com, for a chance to win an ADDITIONAL prize of  (1) $50 Gift Certificate!!!

 AND, you have until Dec 29th to enter.

 

So, I have a confession, I totally misunderstood the challenge and made my tag to interact with the actual gift!!

Eeek!  

But, don’t worry, I made another !   😀    And, I apologize now for the extra LONG post today!!

(This is my MAIN Challenge Photo … Don’t forget to count the “hidden” candy canes!!) 

My FIRST tag features the adorable DANCING WITH STARS TILDA from the Little Christmas Collection 2012.

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but the papers have a slight green tint,

sooo I colored Tilda with matching colors to match the actual gift … lots of  chocolate”MINTY” treats.

the inside of the gift box, lined with matching papers …

… filled gift box

As I mentioned I totally blew this challenge!

But, in an effort to try to correct my error, I’ve made a REAL interactive Holiday Tag

using the WELCOME TO A SWEET CHRISTMAS stamp

from the Sweet Christmas Dreams 2011 Collection,

and wanted to share this with you VERY quickly  …

This tag is SOOOO much fun —  it’s a Double Sliding tag!    The directions can be found HERE.

 

 

Your next stop on this fun hop is the VERY creative Cathy Lee’s blog 

CATHY’S CREATIVE PLACE.

 Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping along to see ALL the fabulous

Interactive Holiday Tag Creations

and please be sure to stop back at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun too!

Something hidden …

Happy weekend!

I’m sorry to say this card is SUPER late for our November 1 Magnolia-licious challenge.

Came down with a touch of the flu and was down and out for a few days.   It’s amazing when you reach a certain age, it takes MUCH longer to recover from any type of illness.  ugh.

But, I’m back and really need to get caught up here … starting with this month’s challenge from the VERY creative and talented Norma Lee.

She’s challenged everyone to create projects with something HIDDEN!
That means something on your card needs to be hidden at first look (sliders, pop-ups, tags,etc)!
I’ve used this adorable TILDA WITH TWO LITTLE GIFTS from the *New* Christmas Story Collection now available at the Magnolia-licious Store!
The inside has been cut out using my Silhouette machine with some pop-up surprise gifts … and all the letters too!
I hope you’ll stop over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to take a peek at all the always creative DT projects for some inspiration to join in this challenge.
HOW TO PLAY
-Enter a project by Nov 30th
with something hidden at first glance!
(ex. tags, sliders, pop-ups, etc)
-Must use at least ONE Magnolia Stamp
-Only New Projects, no Back-linked projects will be accepted
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
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-1 winner will win a Magnolia-licious Special Surprise!!! 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I’m hoping to be back later this weekend with some CATCH-UP calendar pages!!

October Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop ~ Think Pink Treats

Happy Monday!   Time for our October blog hop at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!!

Think Pink Treats

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

so the Magnolia-licious DT wants to help promote awareness/early detection

and share what this Think Pink Month is about!

We also want to honor all of those women that have or are currently fighting this disease and show our support in the fight!!

The DT has planned our own Think Pink” Celebration and we hope you can all join in.

Each DT gal has created some Sweet-PINK treats and PINK Packaging to match using those beautiful Magnolia images.

(Cupcake from Gigi’s Cupcakes …. mmmmm strawberry!)

If you’ve arrived here from the always inspiring

Cabio Tse’s blog ~ CABIO’S CRAFT CORNER,

you’re at the right place.

If you just happened to stop by today, and would like to start from the beginning to see all the Think Pink Treats, please start at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the complete list of participants.

Here’s my PINK cupcake holder, featuring TILDA WITH COZY HEART.

I followed an awesome tutorial for this cupcake holder/muffin box at the

Stempeleinmaleins Blog.

Here’s a closeup of the Magnolia tag mounted on a glittery pink heart  …

You can find this Magnolia pink ribbon sentiment stamp and others that were created specifically for Pink Ribbon Awareness at the Magnolia-licious store.

Sorry this post is so long today!    I guess I got a little carried away ….   soooo, I’ll quickly share a

Think Pink card  I made too, using some fun Pink Ribbon papers from Me & My Big Ideas.

featuring BOXING TILDA!    (Available in regular and mini)

Your next stop on this fun hop is the ALWAYS amazingly creative Ruby Montes AND THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE.   You definitely don’t want to miss taking a peek at Ruby’s Think Pink project.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous

Pink-a-licious Creations

and please be sure to stop back at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun too!

VERY Scary Halloween Treat Bags!

Happy Monday!  AND, happy October 1st!!   Where did September go?!!

  Time for a new challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.   This month, the awesome Angela Wood is our host and the challenge she has chosen is to make a

Halloween project, but NO CARDS!

So, I’ve made these Halloween treat bags with the SUPER scary SO SPOOKY TILDA from the 2009 So Spooky Collection

Don’t ya love her purple hair!?

And here’s BAT TILDA, also from the So Spooky Collection

Scary, huh?!

And, finally, the scariest of the bunch ~ DRACULA EDWIN

😀  Obviously, I’m totally kidding about how scary these guys are …

it’s pretty hard to make these adorable characters look scary IMO!   They’re just way too cute!

I hope you’ll join us for this fun challenge!

HOW TO PLAY

-Enter your Halloween project HERE by October 31st… but, remember, NO CARDS!

-Must use at least ONE Magnolia Stamp

-Only New Projects, no Back-linked projects will be accepted

Be sure to pop over to the Magnolia-licous Highlites Blog

to see the REALLY scary and amazing projects from the uber-talented DT!

And, don’t forget if you’re looking for the best prices on any Magnolia stamps and supplies,

be sure to stop over at the Magnolia-licious Store!

Thanks for visiting!

Two Magnolia Challenges in One! :)

 

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This Tilda cutie-pie card is for two recent Magnolia Challenges ~ The July Magnolia-licious DT Sketch Challenge  AND The Just Magnolia Challenge ~ Charmed.    (I hope it’s okay to combine these two!!)    🙂

 

Dragonfly Tilda

Dragonfly Tilda

The DP used is from the KaiserCraft Dancing Jewel collection, the sentiment is from the PTI Mega Mixed Messages stamp set, and the dragonfly charm is a gift received with my order from Magnolia-licious!

 

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Thank you for dropping in today!   Hope you’re having a great day.

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