Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia-licious Holiday Tag Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! The Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team is joining with the talented Magnolia-licious Highlites Design Team for their monthly blog hop. I'm so excited to be apart of this blog hop and I know that you are going to enjoy it as well! If you are coming from the amazing Mindy Baxter's Blog you are on the right track. If not, please go back to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to start the blog hop and get all the Important Details!
 
The theme for this blog hop is to make an Interative Holiday Tag.   .   . A tag that does something, card tag, tag that pops up, etc! How fun is that that! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your tag. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious!  
 
But wait! Not only is this a blog hop, it is also a Scavenger Hunt!! As you hop along, look for candy canes in the first, main photo on each blog. Email your candy cane total to Suzanne Dean - sjdean0574@yahoo.com  with "Candy Cane" in the subject line. You have until December 29th to enter. The winner of the Scavenger Hunt will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious!
 
 
For the front of my tag, I used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico - Shery K Designs Christmas 5 Collection and Echo Park Seasons Greetings Collection. Tilda with Little Rudolf, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Doodlebug Flock was added to Tilda's Santa Hat and Rudolf's tummy, ears and antlers. The Tree Ribbon is from Target's Dollar Section. I made the Poinsettias using Marianne Creations Small Poinsettia Die. The Gold Dew Drops in the center of the poinsettias and on the corners of the tag are from Stamping Bella. The Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Gold Berries are from Joann Craft and Fabric Store. "For a dear friend" was computer generated. The Red Ribbon is from my stash.
 


For the interactive part of my tag, I made a slider. I found the instructions on how to make it HERE. I adjusted the size to be a 5 inch square.  I printed the frames using Echo Park Digi Dashes Through the Snow Element Pack 1. The Holly was punched using a small punch from my stash. The Red Berries are Red Jewel Dazzles from Hot Off The Press.
 
 
 
Also, when the front of the tag is opened, a honeycomb tree is in the inside. I used Inky Antics Ornament Birdy Stamp Set and Red and Green Honeycomb Paper Pads. The Striped Ribbon is from Target's Dollar Section. The Label was printed using Echo Park All I Want For Christmas Element Pack 2. The Ornaments and Gift are stickers that I found at Walmart.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are inspired  to make an interactive tag with us! Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Ruby Montes.
 
Before I close, I want to invite you to stop by Magnolia-licious to see the colored images for the new A Christmas Story Collection and The Nativity Collection and more! They look wonderful and are so helpful in determining which images to get. You don't have to look through the Magnolia watermark.  Also, what a great reference when you get stuck coloring images and need a little help! I just love it and I think you will too!
 
 
Have entered my tag in following challenge:
 
 
Have a wonderful day!
 
 
Big Hugs,
 
Suzan




Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let It Snow For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge



 Hello Everyone! It time for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge.  The challenge is being hosted by the talented Eulanda. For this inspiration challenge, Eulanda has chosen this wonderful photo.

 
The challenge is to make a Pink Christmas Card or Project.
 
 
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a Special Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things.
 
 
I hope that you stop by Magnolia-licious store to see something new that we are doing. The design team has been busy coloring the images from  A Christmas Story Collection and Nativity Collection and more. What a great way to see them without the Magnolia watermark.
 
 
While you are at Magnolia-licious, don't forget to take a look at the fantastic special on Mini Stamp Storage System! The price is just $10.00 .  .   . Normally $23.99!  Each system includes a glossy white binder with turquoise logo on the front and spine, 5 double-sided insert sheets, and more than enough index cards for you to catalog your collection. The binder is about 12" x 12", holds 90 Mini Magnolia Stamps, and is such a marvelous way to organize your stash of Minis! What a great gift to give a friend this holiday season. .   .along with a Mini or two!  Oh, and you don't want to miss out on the new #6 MagnoliaInk Magazine. It comes with a free exclusive Magnolia Image. . . Tilda with Puppy. It is so darn cute!
 
 
For my Card, I used Merry and Bright Design Paper from We R Memory Keepers, Digi Design Paper from MyGrafico - Kelly Medina Christmas Collection, and White Glitter Paper from Joann Craft and Fabric Store.  Snowy Tilda, from A Christmas Story Collection, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  3 layers of White Doodlebug Flock was added to Tilda's scarf using Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. I also added Recollections Snow Extra Fine Glitter to the scarf on top of the flocking and to Tilda's dress, and Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to the snowflake Tilda is holding.  I used the Spruce Magnolia Doohickey to cut the trees and the Frosty Border from Memory Box to cut the snowflake border. The large snowflake is from Michael's. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The white berries are from Joann Craft and Fabric Store. I added Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to them as well. The ribbon is from Wooten Scrapbook Company. And, the snowflake charm is from a pair of earrings that I bought at JCPenney.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards and projects that my teammates have created!! I also hope you stop by Magnolia-licious to see all the wonderful deals that Diana is offering.
 
Before I close, I have some exciting news to share with you! On Thursday, November 29th,  Magnolia-licious Highlites is having a Blog Hop. The Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team has been invited to join in on the hop. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt!  Two $50.00 gift certificates from Magnolia-licious will be given to the winners, one for the Challenge and the other for the Scavenger Hunt. How fun is that! So, I hope you hop along with us! Make sure you start at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to get all the Important Details!



I am entering my card in the following Challenge:
 
 
 

Big Hugs,
 
Suzan

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Tea For You And Me For Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Challenge


 
 
Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspiration Challenge.  The challenge is being hosted by the talented  Eulanda. For this inspiration challenge, Eulanda has chosen this wonderful photo.

 
 
The Challenge is to use Red, White, Silver or Gold
on your card or project with the addition of Stickles or Glitter.
 
 
 
I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project. Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of a Special Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Magnolias and many other wonderful things. I can't wait to see the cards that you create for this challenge!

 
Magnolia-licious has A Christmas Story Collection in stock with a 17% discount and the Nativity Collection with a 20% discount. Oh and I can't forget the 3 cute Special Edition Stamps with a 14% discount! And, with each #6 Christmas MagnoliaInk you purchase, you will receive a new stamp from Magnolia! How fun is that!.  .  . So many cute images to use on your holiday projects and for gifts for your friends who love Maggies!
 
 
Speaking of a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend, Diana  also has a great deal on the Mini Stamp Storage System! The price is just $10.00 for each system which includes a glossy white binder with turquoise logo on the front and spine, 5 double-sided insert sheets, and more than enough index cards for you to catalog your collection. The binder is about 12" x 12", holds 90 Mini Magnolia Stamps, and is such a marvelous way to organize your stash of Minis!
 
 
 
 For my card, I used Digi Design Papers from MyGrafico - Lilly Bimble Christmas Joy Collection and a Shiny Silver Card Stock from Wooten's. Joyful Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I paper pieced Tilda's Apron using a Poinsettia Digi Paper. I added Hero Arts Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter to the heart shaped cookies. I just love this image and I know I will be using it all throughout the year to make cards for my friends who love tea! The Silver Scalloped Border is sticker that I found at a local Dollar Store. The Lace Corner was cut using Cheery Lynn Designs Die #162. The Silver Pearls are from Michael's. The Small Red and White Roses and Buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Large Red Roses are from my stash. The Red Glitter Berries and Silver Leaves are from  Michael's.
 
 
And, now for the Winner of My 1 Year Blog Anniversary Candy!
 
 
I want to thank all of you who left Anniversary Wishes for me and thank you those of you who also became followers! Big hugs for you all!! I really do appreciate it!!

 
 
 
The winner is Cathylynn who wrote:
It's been one fantastic year! Happy Anniversary! Nice candy and Thanks for a chance to win!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

 
 
Congratulations Cathy Lynn!! Please email me your mailing address before Friday, November 16 at midnight EST. 
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!  I hope you take a moment to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!!  I also hope you stop by Magnolia-licious to see all the wonderful deals that Diana is offering.  
 
 
I am entering my card in the following Challenge:
 



Have a wonderful week!


Big Hugs,

Suzan