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


  1. I just love those explosion boxes!
    Great job DT-members!

  2. Suzanne and the DT, Needless to say, thank you for all your hard work in creating all of the explosion boxes. There certainly is a lot of talent in this group. I really enjoyed the blog hop. I found it to be very inspirational. And, of course, "Thank You" to the Mods for all of their "behind the scenes" work as this blog would not happen without their efforts. Happy 2nd Magnolia-ious Blog Birthday!!

  3. So many inspiring ideas on the DT blogs. Great jog done by the entire DT. I really enjoyed the blog hop. Now to try my hand at an "Explosion Box" of my own. Thank you for all your inspiration.

    Happy 2nd Birthday Magnolia-licious!

  4. This was a fab blog hop, all the DT Girls have done an awesome job and are totally inspiring. Thank you. Hugs Tracy x

  5. You ladies, have done a wonderful job. I can't wait to try out the explosion box.

    Thanks ladies for being so great.

    Leslie Krochta

  6. I love this idea for birthday gifts for the mothers in my life. I will be working on my first tomorrow. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  7. Just finished the blog hop and I am just blown away! So much talent and wonderful inspiration from all! Happy 2nd birthday and I hope there are many more to come!

  8. I tried to post my explosionbox, but it doesn't seem to work...
    Here's my URL

    Love, Dieke Polstra.

  9. I'm loving all the explosion boxes. Did you know there is an explosion box yahoo group? Not active particpation and chatting, just directions and such. I joined that group over 6 years ago. I'll be heading to my craft room to try my hand at making a new shape of box...hopefully, it'll work out!


  10. Absolutely love the header!!!!! You all did a beautiful job. I will also have to give this box of Beates a try.
    Hugs to all my Magnolia pals,
    Pam L.

  11. This is such a fun challenge...thanks DT!!

  12. Goodness Gracias DT~~ your boxes are GORGEOUS!! Man did I have a BLAST!!! Thanks so much for the FUN!!!
    God Bless

  13. I loved the blog hop. Such great imagination, definitely thinking both inside and outside the box ;)

  14. I had a chance to check out the boxes and each one was so fun to see! This was a great challenge! Looking forward to the next one!

  15. Awesome job everyone on these gorgeous boxes!!
    What a treat to look at each and everyone!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the DT to kick off the MBB!!
    Happy Birthday to US!!

  16. I am so excited to be in this challenge with so many others. The creations are just absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks so much to the design team ladies for helping to celebrate our birthday fun....


  17. I have so enjoyed looking at everyones explosion boxes. I just finished my explosion box. You can find it here

  18. Wow what a fun challenge ladies all of the boxes are just so pretty ! Thanks for all the fun we always have in this group.

  19. Silly me had accidently deleted my posting of the explosion box I made. So view HERE to see mine.