Monday, January 17, 2011

Magnolia-licious DT January blog hop and some blog candy too!!

Good morning Magnolia lovers! It's time for another Magnolia-licious DT blog hop, and I'm the first stop on the list! Now I think our hops are always pretty special, but this month, it is especially so! Why, you ask? Well....our super talented DT sister Angie had a fabulous idea last year. She suggested we join forces and create a 2011 calendar for our amazing leader Diana.  It was such a fun project, and today is the day we're revealing the complete calendar!!  Now keep in mind.... there are only two people that have seen the entire project put together, and that's Angie that assembled it, and Diana who received it. So the DT members are all excited for this reveal too! As you hop along, each DT member will show you the page(s) that they created for Diana's calendar. When you're all done, you can visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to see the pages posted all together.


I have two different pages to show you today as I created pages for both January and September. For January, I simply HAD to use #3071 Snowy Hug from the Merry Christmas 2010 collection. I don't see it in stock right now, but if you're interested, I'm sure Diana can give you an idea when she'll have it back in the store. The adorable image is colored with Copic markers (click on the pic to see it up close and personal - but be sure and ignore my mistakes) The papers are from Nitwit Collections and the snowflakes are made using Martha Stewart punches. I used Diamond Stickles on them and added a Kaiser flat backed pearl in the center. All the panels are machine stitched, and of course I had to add a silk bow to it. :0)


Next up is September. Of course I immediately thought of apples, so I grabbed for #3053 Apple Tilda from the Autumn 2010 collection and Peachy Tilda from A Little Yummy For Your Tummy collection. I just changed her peaches into apples by coloring them red.  I created the background with #428 tree with carved heart and just added some grass along the bottom. The papers are from Nitwit Collections and I added a lacy border from a Martha Stewart punch and a silk ribbon to finish it off.


Now it's time to hop on over to the amazingly talented Janiel to see her gorgeous creations! And if you get lost along the way, you can hop over to Magnolia-licious Highlites to get back on track.  But before you go, it's been a long time since I've given away any kind of blog candy. So if you leave a comment on this post before 11:59 pm Pacific time on Saturday Jan 22nd, I will send you out a package containing some Magnolia stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and hope you have fun on the hop! Hugs!

95 comments :

theCook said...

Love the January page. The image is lovely and the colors beautiful! Thanks for a chance at some Magnolia stamps, I don't have any...

Crafty Chris said...

2 beautiful cards I just love that little snowman he is so happy looking.
Chris x

Renkata said...

Two gorgeous pages of calender.
Very pretty!

Carol Meadows said...

Can't decide which one I like better! Always enjoying making a pit stop here...thanks for sharing! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe very pretty. Lovely calendar pages!

Anonymous said...

Both of them are amazing... I really like your work for the calendar :)

Thanks for the chance! I hope to win some Magnolia stamps!!!

Ardilla
papersardilla.multiply.com

Victoria said...

what a lovely calendar pages.

Sorry I have not visited in ages, I have been redesigning the ABC Challenge, should be ready for the announcement on wednesday.

Hope all is well with you

Vicky x

scrappinpeg said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS WORK GIRL! Your Calendar pages are just wonderful. I know Diana really loved the gift.

Lisette Morris said...

Great Calendar! Two of my absolute favorite Tildas on September. Snowy hug is just precious in blue.

Angela said...

Sharon, your calendar pages look amazing! Beautiful color combinations and your coloring on all these images is beautiful! What a great idea! Have a great day! hugs, Angela

bdovin said...

love the coloring you did on these neat calendars pages, super job!!!!!
Hugs,
Bobbie

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards Sharon, Love the DP's, especially the Snowflakes and I am a real sucker for Snowy...I'm sure Diana loved the calendar.
hugs

Lillian said...

Oh, both months are absolutely adorable, Sharon. What a fantastic gift to be used and appreciated all year long!

craftymom205 said...

Love the snowman card. So cute.

Donna said...

Awesome calendar pages! Great coloring and of course you can't go wrong with Tilda! Have a wonderful week!

Stressed Stamper said...

Need I say how fab they are...no...I will anyway...LOVE THEM SHARON as always fabby cards...sending you hugs across the waters
Sarah x

Beth said...

Sharon, both pages are fantastic! Snowy Hug is one of my favorite images, and picking apples one of my favorite things to do in the fall. Great job on both! I'm sure Diana loved her special gift!

Juliep said...

Wow Angie, both pages are absolutely gorgeous and what a great idea to make a calendar with these cuties for Diana. Great job!

Cheryl said...

Oops! I commented first on the wrong post!! I love both of your calendar pages as I'm sure Diana does! Don't ask me to m[ick a favorite, it's not possible!
Love them!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, love both pages and what a great idea. Thank you for sharing and love magnolias, only have a couple but want more.....
jman4@comcast.net

Georgia said...

Wow, they are so beautiful. I really need to dust off my tildas and carft with them.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sharon
Both cards are gorgeous,
Hugs Dioanne xx :)

LindaC said...

Oh gosh, I love this calendar idea, and I am sure Diana was excited to get such beautiful artwork from you talented gals! What a treasure!LindaC

La Vikinga said...

Beautiful - both of them! Diana must have been pleasantly surprised!

Charlotta

charlene said...

What a great idea and how sweet of you all to do ! Oh goodie I would love some images from you my friend !
Hugs

Becca Fabozzi said...

I just love both pages you created. The apple one is especially my favorite! I love the bright colors and the coloring you did is fantastic!!! Those papers are so bright and colorful, ad match the scene perfectly!!!! Great job.

Diane said...

What a great idea! I'm sure Diana loved it! I love the January page and can't wait to see the whole thing put together.

Corinne said...

Both pages are beautiful. Very nicely done.
Hugs~
Corinne

DeeDee said...

Awwwwww, what a sweet thing for all yall to do for Diana! I bet she loves her calendar! These are both just wonderful and of course I love the snowman the best! Hee hee! HUGS!

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness I love your pages for
the calendar great coloring.
Hugs Linda

Suzan L said...

Oh Sharon, your calendar pages are just the cutest!! Your coloring is so wonderful!! What a wonderful gift for you all to put together for Diana!! Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs,
Suzan Laverty

megline said...

Both cards are beautiful but if I had to pick one, my favorite one is january. The blue color is incredible.
Hugs, Line

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG, Sharon! Both of these calendar pages are absolutely stunning! The colors are crisp and the coloring is beautiful! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Hugaroonies Ladybug,
Sweet Pea

Lisa Andrews said...

Bright and beautiful calendar pages! Your colors are so vivid and fun to look at!

hugs,
Lisa A

Rosie said...

Amazing pages Sharon! I'm loving those papers from Nitwit. Your coloring is awesome too! Great job!!

Sandy said...

Your calendar pages are wonderful Sharon - I need some serious bow making time with you! I am a big fan Sharon - don't know where you get the time!
Sandy Dehon

Nancy Parker said...

Sharon, Your calendar pages are beautiful. What a lovely idea & a great gift. Nancy

Chris said...

Sharon - your calendar headers are amazing! Diana must have been so tickled when she got such a treasure and expression of love from her DT. You gals are just the best.

As a retired teacher, I love the September one. I always started me year with an apple theme. I love the bright colors. The January calendar page features my very favorite stamp and my favorite snowflake punches! So, in my mind, you did a fabulous job on both and I can't choose one over the other! Well done, Sharon!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Rene said...

So, first I thought, "Oh! Could anything be cuter than Snowy Hug for January?" Then I scrolled down and saw your September! Oh my oh my oh my!!! I LOVE it! It is the cheeriest, brightest, happiest little scene ever and I love it!
Rene ;D

Patti Jo said...

What an adorable page for Diana to start the year with Barb! Snowy Hug is perfect for January and you've done this page so nicely with the snowflakes and DP and your gorgeous coloring. And you are right, apples are perfect for September and your scene is just too cute with both these Tilda's! Adorable page too!!

Patti Jo said...

Ooops You know I mean Sharon!!! I already jumped ahead in my mind!!! :)

Regina said...

I am loving all these Calendar pages!!! Awesome idea!!! Your pages are so beautiful!! I love both of them!! You´re always such an inspiration!!
Love and hugs
Regina

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wowie GF! Love those calendar pages & I'm sure Diana was over the moon when she saw them. Darling! You do great work! I didn't see a boo boo anywhere. LOL

Happy Huggies & have a FABulous week!

Sharron♥

Debbie B said...

Beautiful calendar pages!! I love the colors!!!


Debbie B

Ila said...

These pages are Absolutley Gorgeous!!...Beautiful coloring and details!!

Cor* said...

OMGOsh these pages are wonderful! Great coloring! So different, from winter to warmth in one fell swoop! So exciting to see all your pages! TFS!

Scrappymax said...

Ooh I love your pages and what a fabulous present to make for someone, I am sure she loved it.
Max x

Miranda said...

absolutely gorgeous, yours are the first I see but I can hardly wait to see the rest

hugs
Miranda

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Sharon! These are just beautiful! I LOVE the Apple one the grass looks amazing. This would also be just darling in someones apple themed kitchen! Totally darling. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs!

Sabina said...

Hello,
that are very nice calendar sheets. Great
Hugs

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sharon!
Love your January page. The colors are so striking. super DP.
September's page, my birthday page is gorgeous. Love that apples DP and the border. Beautiful coloring.
Hugs Maz

Lauren Colless said...

What a lovely gift!! I just love your months, and can't wait to check out the others!!

Denise said...

Wow!! What wonderful contribution you made to Diana's calendar!! I love them both!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Both of these are so bright and cheery, they just make you smile! Love the scenes with these adorable stamps and beautiful matching papers--just gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Karen said...

Oh what fun a blog hop with my favorite images, I have the snowman hug on my wish list but looking forward to warmer weather, love your cards

Diane J said...

That little snowman is just adorable with Tilda. Love the blue color.

Joanne said...

Love these !! They are awesome.
Great work!

Tammy said...

I absolutly love the September page. It is soooo cute! The January page also very cute.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous creations Sharon!! I just love your coloring and the scenes you created. You are amazing!! So cute!!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! I love the blues on the January page and that snowman!

Christina C. said...

Your cards are gorgoeous, Sharon!
Beautiful, crisp colors for your January snowman and I love how you placed the two Tildas together picking apples! Beautiful job coloring your images..love the grass!

Jeri said...

What a super great idea to put all the Tilda images together into a calendar. I know it's going to be much appreciated. Your contributions of January and September are both fantastic. What do you mean not to look close and seeing your mistakes. Your images are always perfect!!!

Deb said...

Both of your pages are fabulous, Sharon!

Anonymous said...

Both calendar pages are cute, but especially like the snow one. I've used that stamp and love it. Edna

Brook said...

Beautiful pages. Your coloring is great and your papers are wonderful. TFS!

Sassylassy said...

Yup this is one of the sweetest Blog hops ever. Your calendar pages are stunning. You gals are wonderful to do such a special project like this.
Hugs Bonnie

Marlene said...

These are just gorgeous! Love your work!

Now shhhhh.....it's probably JUST ME...because you know, I'm "like that"....but why is it that every time I see that adorable Magnolia image, I think that little Tilda chick is eeking out a fart with her little butt stuck out like that!?

ScrappingDeb said...

I just love these - what a wonderful present this calendar is.

Tiara Moore said...

What a fabulous idea - I'm sure Diana was blown away by all the talent! Both of your pages are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Candy said...

Awesome pages, Sharon!
Great gift for Diana :o)
Your work is terrific!
Hugs, Candy

Mari Harpham said...

Both of your pages are gorgeous. I love the apples.

cabio's craft corner said...

Hi Sharon, I finally get to sit down and hop around now. Beautiful cards for September & December. The winter one is so precious and I love the hand drew grass for the April ones. Cute!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

I love your calendar pages. You've done some wonderful colouring here.
Hugs from Lisbeth

Melodie said...

It is a joy over and over again, your wonderful ones cards to consider.
Hugs
Melodie

Linda Imler said...

Sharon,

I love January, Snowy is my favorite stamp and September is very tasty!

Linda I

Susan said...

I love both pages!! they are great, thanks so much for sharing! and thanks for the blog candy!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Sharon your pages are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love the scene you have done for September and for January you have used one of my favorite Maggies!! BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK!!
hugs, Janiel

Jean said...

Goodness Sharon, you have been a very busy person.. Love January as I am so in love with the stamp.. the, snowflakes, bow and the colors make the card for so gorgeous. Now for September, How could I not simply adore the Tilda's with their "apples" and coloring witch is so beautiful and the tree.. adore the papers adn the MS punching.. Great card oh and you did a great job on the grass.. Yep a great card....
Hugs, Jean

Judy said...

Your calendar pages are beautiful. What a great to make a calendar. Thanks for a chance to win some cute stamps.

cathylynn said...

Amazing colors!!! You've created 2 wonderful pages!!!

MyAuntKath said...

Sharon, I really like the bright beautiful colors used on both pages. These are soooo pretty! Kathie

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous coloring on both cards. Love these Magnolia images, so adorable. Your cards of beautiful!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! What a sweet idea! Your pages are adorabe and your'e still my hero when it comes to coloring! xxD

x laura x said...

wow i love blog hops. Your creations are beautiful.
x laura x

NGCARDS said...

Oh these calendar pages are adorable hun, I adore the tilda with snowy stamp too :) xxx

Carol said...

Both of your calendars January and September are beautiful. I love Snowy and the use of the MS punches. That was so beautiful. I love the tree in the September Calendar. Wow! You really got the green just right. Thank you for sharing. ALoha and Mahalo from Hawaii!

Jeanet said...

Beautiful pages for the calender. Love the september one most, because of the "happy papers" you have used. Hugs, Jeanet

Kelly said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog, and the suggestion to come over and see if I could win more Maggies. Very sweet of you. I love your cards but most of all the coloring you do. The apple Tilda's are so beautiful. Like you said in another post, I am practicing and hopefully soon I will be a professional copic colorer like yourself. I do better with distress Inks, but I am so excited to learn the copics. Have a great day.

Stempelsüchtling said...

2 beautiful cards, What an amazing calender!

Aussie Loz said...

these are both gorgeous Sharon, love September's little scene ♥

Elin said...

Sweet card in the garden. Nice for recipes. I'd love a magnolia stamp! :) Nice start on the blog hop!

Evelyn C said...

stunning calendar pages - love them both but September steals it for me -love the scene you created x great blog hop x

Helena said...

WOW Sharon, your cards are amazing!
xxxx

Carole RB said...

Hi Sharon

Wow it was about time I read my Google Reader. These are fabulous calendar pages.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet blog candy!

Have a nice weekend!

Joyce said...

Awesome pages! Love them both!