Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Celebrate! Magnolia-licious

Morning all!  Quick post for me. It's inspiration challenge week here at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Linda has given us a great little inspirational photo to work with. We would love to see what kind of inspiration you have drawn from it. So please join us this week!

Here is Linda's photo:

I had an idea to make more of a wedding like card using this little Edwin here....but then I just got blocked and couldn't remember what my original thought was. I had him colored up so I just went with it, using the color and the Navy theme from the inspiration photo.

This little Sailor Edwin can be purchased in the Magnolia-licous Store. He is part of the "Bon Voyage" collection. Those fabby papers are from Websters pages. I cute the rosette flower using a Tim Holtz die. The ticket sentiment is from stampology.

Please take a minute and check out the other DT's fabulous creations and we certainly hope that you are able to join us this week in the challenge. A lucky random winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licious store!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Bash Magnolia-Licous BLOG HOP!!!

Good morning all. Magnolia-licious Highlights team and the Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog team are have paired up, yet again for a Blog Hop!!  So if you arrived here from Janiel's blog, you are on the right track. Otherwise, please go back to the beginning and play along. There are some fabulous prizes for playing along with 2 ways to play and win!! How cool is that? 

First I'm going to show you my card. Look below to see all the details to play.

Card Details - I have used Surf Tilda, I don't see her in the store ( Magnolia-licous )  right now, but Diana is always getting in Stock, so be sure to check back so you pick up this cutie!   I have colored her with Copic Markers. The papers are a mix of CTMH and Fancy Pants (beach bum pad).  I added a healthy coating of Liquid Glass onto the Surfboard. Sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up.  Now, here are the details of the HOP.

THEMES for your project should be BEACH, BARBECUES/PICNICS and/or FISHING!!

How to Play (2 ways to win):

-Details are also on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.
-Hop around the blogs and put the letters together to spell a sentence and email it to Suzanne Dean at sjdean0574@yahoo.com

-You will have until July 31st to email their answer to me—winner will be chosen randomly

-Prize is 5 stamps from Magnolia-licious and a Summer Sand Bucket full of craft goodies
AND 2nd way to win:

-create a SUMMER PROJECT with the theme of Beach, Picnics/Barbecues or Fishing using only Magnolia stamps by July 31st

-Enter it into the InLinkz on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog

-One random winner will win 2 Magnolia stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious

Here is the Blog Hop Order...and if you look below you might see something extra next to my name... hint hint!

-Sharon --
-Cabio --
-Linda --
-Cheryl --
-Suzanne --
-Maureen --
-Janiel --
-Tracy -- v
-Barb --
-Angela --
-Patti Jo --
Did you see it?? Just in case, my Letter is V
Now that your done looking, please head over to Mindy's blog and see what fabby creation she has for you today and to pick up your next letter. When you have collected all your letters, you  will put them together to spell a 3 word sentence!!! Also while you are hopping around, please leave some love and let all the designers know you have been by! ;-)

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm back w/a new card for Magnolia-licious DT

Hello Bloggie Friends!! I'm back....it seems like forever, I swear!  My family and I went on a long, wonderful vacation.  We started out in my hometown, Akron, Ohio. Spent a few days visiting with family and friends. After Ohio we spent a few days touring battlefields and and National Monuments.  We went to Niagara Falls, Canada.  Have to tell you, not a fan of the city...loved the falls and loved the a little city nearby called "Niagara on the Lake" it was just my kinda town, beautiful homes, quant downtown and clean!   Then we headed to Gettysburg, PA. I must say, I wasn't exactly thrilled to be spending a FULL day at a battlefield. But after going, I LOVED IT. What a cool place and do get the auto tour CD, it gives you all the history as your drive around the battlefield. I really did love Gettysburg.

Next stop was Washington, DC. Now, my father in law and a few others warned me of how hot it was in the summer. I was like...well, I'm a florida girl now...how hot can it be??????  Well, let me just tell you...... 101 degrees hot with no breeze...thats how hot!!  I absolutely LOVED DC...loved the monuments, the buildings....museums. I could have spent a week there...in OCTOBER! LOL  We are already planning a trip back up there for fall of 2012!  

Next stop after DC was Williamsburg, VA. If you haven't been, it's a colonial town and they have people walking around in period clothing. It's such a nice town, just beautiful. Loved the area too....I think I need to move there. Just sayin'.  And it has a Zaxby's..lol  (yea, we love Zaxbys...and there is not one even remotely close by to me!!) 

Next, and final stop was Murphy, NC.  Every year we at some point end up in Murphy, NC. We only spent a day there, but will be back up for a week in a few weeks. The brief trip was to drop my kids off with their grandparents to spend time with them and in the cabin for a few weeks before going back to school.  I sure do miss them!!!  My little one asked that I call her in the morning, at lunch, after work and before bed!  Now, I would love to do that but I haven't, because she gets all teary eyed and emotional when I call.  If we don't call, she is fine and loving life and having fun. So I am trying to keep it to once a day, for her sake...and mine! 

Well that concludes my vacation. Now onto the Challenge for Magnolia-licious. This weeks challenge is a color challenge. Ms. Linda picked the colors of "Red, White and Blue". I know July 4th is over, but well....we can use this card next year! ;-)  
I used "Tilda with Laced Flag", you can purchase her in Diana's Magnolia-licious Store. I have colored her with Copic markers and used a spellbinder die to cut out the oval shape. The flourishes are the Leaf and Swirl Die and can also be purchased in the store. You can see it in the picture (my bad) but the card opens up in the center. I would LOVE to show you however, I can't find the picture that shows it or the card to retake the picture. I took a bunch of pictures at the time and it shows the inside and the way it opens. I don't know what I did with it and I didn't have time when I got back last night from vacation to search for it, so I will attempt to do so tonight and add it in.

So now hop on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and get some more inspiration from the other DT. We would love for you to play along...and hope that you do!  Diana generously gives away a $25.00 gift certificate to a lucky random winner.

Thats all for today, now here are a couple pictures from our vacation. I was going to do a slideshow, but I couldn't figure it out...and didn't have the time to try! LOL  So here ya go....you can click on them to make them bigger...I just didn't want to clog the page with large pictures!!

Chris and I in front of Stan Hewitt Hall in Akron, Ohio

Stan Hewitt Hall - the Sieberlings (owners of Goodyear
        Rubber Co) lived here...

Very large Chess Set on the property of Stan Hewitt Hall

Getting ready for the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls

Rainbow over Horseshoe Falls                                   

Cannon at Ft George in Niagara on the Lake                  
Can't rememer the name, but this was in Getttyburg

Monument in Gettysburg at the "Clump of Trees"  

The Capital building in Washington, DC           

Lincoln Memorial                                            

White House                                                 

Kids in Colonial Williamsburg                    

Colonial Williamsburg                              

Governers Mansion in Williamsburg      

Can't remember what this was...but it was in


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