Sunday, June 27, 2010

Inlinkz for Sketch challenge

July 4th card for Magnolia Birthday Bash! Challenge 9

Well another challenge for you all for the Maganolia Birthday Bash! The theme for this sketch is 4th of July! Red/White/Blue! I will be adding the link for you to upload your cards. Watch here also for another challenge on Thursday....Its a quiz! Lets see how much we know about our Magnolias!

If you are not in the US just use Red/White/Blue for a color theme!! ;)

I hope you are all having fun and will join in on this sketch! With July 4th approaching fast this would be a great layout to follow! Everyones entries have been awesome! Just add your cards here when they are done..I will add the inlink at the bottom, make sure you upload your cards for all to see!! Lets have some fun!
Just a note--please make sure you use a Magnolia stamp!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Winner of Bling Contest

All of the entries were just amazing and I enjoyed seeing them all, you all do a great job!!

So ..... I guess you want to know who the random winner is huh? OK, I'll tell you .........

Entry #22 - Kay Lou of

Kay -- please send me an email at along with your snail mail address and I will get your winnings right out to you!

Thanks to all of you for playing along!

Altered Edwin

Welcome to our next challenge here at the Magnolia-licious Birthday Bash!

We always see a lot of Tilda so we thought we should give credit to Edwin too so this challenge we would like to see you use Edwin and alter something ... a clip board, a box, anything that will change the appearance of what it was before you got a hold of it.

Here is what I started with:

I used Pirate Edwin, my Cricut, some ribbon and red and black paper.

Let's see what you create, make Edwin proud!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Maggie Easel Card Winner

A very big, but slightly belated, Thank You to all who contributed cards for the BB Challenge #4. All of the easel cards entries are soooo cute. You all have talent to spare. But, I have been instructed to pick a winner so without further ado, drum roll please, NANCY T. #4! Her darling "take" on the easel card by using a jar shape and a Halloween theme was just so unique. We send her big Congratulations!

Again, all the moderators really appreciate your participation. We work hard to keep this great group entertained and enlightened. Kay W

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bling it!

Welcome to the next wave of challenges for the Magnolia-licious Birthday Bash!!

This time we want to see you use some bling in your creation. It can be glitter, rhinestones, etc., anything you have to make it shine!!

So, to start us off here is what I put together for the challenge.

Come and join the birthday celebration!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

BB Challange #4

It is Saturday and so you all know what that means!!!! Yes, another Magnolia challenge to celebrate our second Birthday here at Magnolia-licious. We hope you have enjoyed the activities so far and are ready for today's new challenge.

Since we are celebrating two years of fun and friendship, this challenge involves 2 aspects. For the past 10-12 months Easel cards have been all the rage and many of you have posted that they are your favorite cards to make. AND, we know many of you (well, all of us, really) probably have at least one Magnolia stamp we have purchased and have NEVER used. So we are asking you to pull out that little sweetheart stamp and ink it up....and create a new easel card.

For those of you who have never made an easel card here is a link to a tutorial: This is the perfect opportunity to be come addicted to this fun format.

Upload your entry throughout the week and next Friday we will choose a winner and award a prize.

Happy Stamping,

Kay W

Friday, June 4, 2010

Winner of Challenge #3

I just had pick a winner for the sketch challenge & it chose #24. That means NANCY T is the lucky winner!!!! CONGRATS Nancy!!!!! Please email me (Chris at your snail mail address so I can get your goodies out to you!!!!

Thank you to all who played along with us this week!! Stay tuned tomorrow for the next FUN CHALLENGE!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Challenge #3 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Week #3!!!! Are you all having fun at our Birthday Bash?? Well, this week we have a fun and simple challenge for you!!!! It is a sketch challenge (made by me - CHRIS!) - or "layout" challenge as Deb calls it (LOL) - either way, here is the sketch/layout we would like you to follow this week:

So, make a card, scrapbook page, project, etc. with THIS layout (you can turn it if you like, just make sure we can see the main elements in your sketch).

Please link your blog post with your card to INLINKZ below and next Friday (June 4) we will draw a winner! Wanna know what you're playing for????

This week you will win FIVE Card Kits from the last Card Kit Swap I hosted, plus some fun embellies, courtesy of ME - Chris!!!! You will also win some Chandelier Glass Garland from Magnolia-licious. WHAT A GREAT PRIZE PACK EH?????

So, off you go....get creating!!!!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

TGIF! Its been a wonderful week for a birthday celebration. I'm celebrating my new Jungle Tilda. I can't wait to ink her up. I'm thinking about a vacation/travel layout for our family summer trips. Happy Memorial Day as well. We wish all nice weather, good company and great food over the long weekend. I'm looking forward to a piece of blueberry pie.
Magniolia Bingo will be closing tonight at midnight. We've got a few words out there and a few posts to go so hang in there. Challenge #3 will be announced soon so stay tuned. Carpe Diem,

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Challenge #2 Tilda and Edwin Play BINGO

Happy 2nd birthday Magnolia-licious. The explosion boxes started the festivities off with bang! So much creativity! I wanted to get the games going.

Tilda and Edwin are going to play bingo with your help. The game is simple. Starting today, frequent the Magnolia-licious group site and files, the MBB blog and my blog at looking for the "golden words". Don't forget to look in the galleries as well. You never know where one will turn up. Think of it like an Easter Egg hunt.

Keep track of the daily words and plug into the bingo card for Tilda and Edwin, not all words will be on the card though. That would be too easy. When you have bingo, leave a comment on this post including your 5 words, " BINGO", and your e-mail address. You will then be entered into the drawing for the weekly prize. Bingo will be good ol' fashioned 5 across, down or diagonal. None of the fancy stuff.
The Prize for this week is Provided by The Magnolialicious store- a package of flowers; and iheartscrapbookingink- a 3pk of Copics.

Here is an example of what a golden bingo word would look like. Strawberry Tilda. On the blogs the bingo words will be yellow. On any other site they will be in quotation marks. Here is the bingo card. Anyone who is feeling ultra creative is more than welcome to create a card or papercraft utilizing one of the images or techniques found on the bingo grid. Upload and share. Again, Happy Birthday Magnolia-licious, Let us all eat Cake!

I suggest printing the bingo card for reference. LOL and have fun.

Carpe Diem, Carlotta

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Week #1

Happy Saturday to all you fabulous Magnolia fans and friends! As you know the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group is celebrating 2 years and we're having a splendid bash to celebrate over the next 8 weeks.

To kick Week One off the Magnolia-licious DT is having a Blog Hop today featuring Explosion Boxes (or what I like to call Happy Surprises) all featuring a birthday, anniversary or celebration theme!

Below is the official Blog Hop order to get you started on the right path--I know you will have a joyous and fun time hopping along to see the DT's creations. We hope to inspire you and get your mojo juices flowing, because there is always a challenge and a prize at the end of the hop! (see end of post for challenge rules)

**BLOG HOP BEGINS on 5/15 at 4 am EST**

Not sure what an explosion box is---well here's sneak peek of one of them!

Blog Hop Order

(Becca's post goes live at 7 am est)

Week 1 Challenge--Explosion Boxes!

We want all of you take part in the challenges to celebrate the Yahoo Group's 2nd birthday! So here's how you can do that.

Find a tutorial for Explosion Boxes HERE (remember you can resize this to fit your needs) For a larger box like I have made (Suzanne) use a 12x12 sheet of cs and score on 2 sides at 4" & 8"--cut out corner panels if you like. Make a box top to fit by cutting cs 6.25"x 6.25".

How to Play:
* Create an explosion box of any size or theme including at least 1 Magnolia stamp
* Upload your creation to this POST ONLY by Friday, May 21st
* USE INLINKZ below!!!

What Can You Win:
*Some Beautiful packages of Magnolia Flowers from Magnolia-licious
*Winner will be announced at the top of this post and on the Yahoo Group on May 23rd

Can't wait to see what everyone creates!!

Diana, Suzanne, Magnolia-licious DT, Deb and all the Mod's

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Welcome to the 2nd Birthday of our group...Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. Today we have 1670 members! We are going to have 8 weeks of fun at the group! Every week there will be a new challenge..Prizes...and fun! The mods have worked very hard to get this rolling and Please take just a few minutes out of your day and THANK them for the great job they do at our group.

So lets have some fun! Are you ready???