Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter/Spring Extravaganza Blog Hop...



HAPPY SPRING! Yesterday was the official first day of Spring and today is the Magnolia-licious combined challenge blogs Blog Hop. Today marks the first day of Diana's fabulous Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest. Please check out the rules and how to enter into this contest HERE. The prizes are extremely generous so I know you'll want to participate. The DT of both the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog and the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog have worked hard on their projects to get your creative juices flowing. So let's get hopping....

If you've come here from Sharon's blog your headed in the right direction, from here you will hop on over to Cabio's blog. If you get lost along the way just check back on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the hop order.

So on with the show...I decided to make a project from Category #3 - Anything But A card. I purchased this adorable little wooden bird house from the $1 bin at Michael's a little while back. Seemed perfect for this contest. I have several pictures for you to view and I don't want to bog you down with too much reading so here are the pictures of my project...

The front view...



Front and left side...



The back of the bird house...



Here's a close look of the left side...



The right side has just flowers...



PROJECT RECIPE:
Images used -
#501 Shabby Chic Fence, #430 Cat, #359 Tilda with cat hanging in arms, #406 Little Birds
Copics used -
Cats - E11,13,23,37; R20; Blender
Fence - E40,41,42,43
Birds - B32,95; R11,22
Leaves - YG91,93,95
Tilda - E000,00,02,11; R20; C3,5,7,9; R81,83,85, Blender; G20,82,95
All flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punch
Pearl sprays - stash
Chandelier Glass - Stash
Ribbon - stash
Roof - Magnolia Mini Scalloped die
Distress Ink - tea dye
Wood dp - Magnolia died with Distress Ink
Scor-tape,Fabric-tac liquid glue, Dimensionals
Crackle Paint - tea dye

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this blog hop. I'm so excited about this contest and can't wait to see what gorgeous work every one does. Good luck!
Hugs,
Barb

64 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!! You sure jazzed up that birdhouse soooo beautifully!!! Enjoyed every side!!! Terrific job Barb!

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  2. awww Barbara! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! xxoo

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  3. What a sweet little birdhouse Barb. I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

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  4. This one is really amazing, what a real BEAUTY!

    hugs, Durvina

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  5. Barb, you do amazing work and this is not exception! I love birdhouse and have quite a collection in and outiside the house! What a special one yours is!

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  6. Wow! What an amazing project! Can't tell you how much I love this one! Love all the Magnolia images you used and how beautifully you decorated this sweet birdhouse. Love it! hugs, Angela

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  7. Barb, what a gorgeous project! Love it all!!!!!

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  8. Is this sweet or what!!!!? OMG! Love the birdhouse and all your details!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  9. Ooooooh Barb!!! This bird house is the cat's meow! It is just simply STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS! Love every detail and everything about it. Hugs, Maria

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  10. Barb it's just beautiful!! I love how you created a scene the entire way around!!
    Tracy V

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  11. Hi Barb!! Yikes!! Are you kidding me?!! This is amazing! And you're the one with THREE kids! I swear...this must have taken ages to make!! It's stunning, hon! Hugssssssss. Pat Frank

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  12. Oh my goodness, how pretty is this little bird house, You've done an outstanding job on it. So so adorable.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  13. This is an excellent spring project Barb. I love the idea and your awesome altered job on this bird house :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  14. I love the scene you created around the birdhouse. This is so cute and is perfect for a Easter/Spring centerpiece. just lovely.

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  15. I LOVE it!!! So funny with the cats around! Great job!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  16. Hi Barb!

    This bird house is so stinkin' cute!!!!! I just love it :-)

    Angie

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  17. Oh Barb! How cute! I adore the way you added the stamps to this birdhouse. What a delightful project; so Springy indeed!!!

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  18. Barb this is just adorable love how you did this little birdie house up ! Great job
    Hugs♥

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  19. WOW BARB!! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love the fence around the whole birdhouse and how you have the birds on a coiled wire. I must just have to "case" that idea. hee hee Gorgeous flowers and images! Hugs!

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  20. Barb - oh talented one on high!! This is one wonderful project -- now why in the world could I not have come up with this in my own brain!!! You know how I love birds and cats. Your project is extraordinary and if you could participate in the voting - you would surely win hands down. I love your art work dear heart!!!
    XO - Sandy

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  21. Hello Barb, Such an adorable project.
    Love the spring theme!
    You made me discover this cute Tilda stamp... another on on my wish list!!!
    Hugs. D.

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  22. Hi Barb, What a cute birdhouse!! I love all the details that you added to the birdhouse, especially making it look like it was made of wood slats!! I might have to go Michaels and look for some of them!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  23. Love this little bird house and the sleepy cats are so sweet.

    ** Kate **

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  24. Well hello Barb, how are ya! This is just gorgeous! You've really been thinking outside the box lately! Turly a work of art this is. Amazing!

    Hugs, Mindy

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  25. Oh Barb!!
    Your bird house is just adorable!!!
    I can see you had a lot of fun decorating it with all of your precious images and beautiful flowers.
    It makes me smile to look at it. The sweet little birds are so cute and the one off the top is delightful!
    Hugs, Candy

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  26. OMGosh, I LOVE your bird house, it's gorgeous! I love your pastel colors, your beautiful flowers, your adorable Magnolia images, everything!!!

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  27. WHOOOHOA!!! This is super duper cute!!!! OH YOU KNOW HOW TO MELT A GIRL LOL!!! The flower art is there as always and your gorgeous coloring!I say it's a two thumbs up.S T U N N I N G!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration,Ruby♥

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  28. What a fabulous creation. I love the birdhouse. It is awesome.

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  29. What a loveley birdhouse you've made! It's a beauty...
    Love from Holland...Mieke

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  30. Fabulous project, Barb! This is a sweet little birdhouse. All your coloring is wonderful and I love how you've used the kitties in your project. They always seem to follow the birds, don't they.

    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  31. What a delightful bird house excellent!!!!!

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  32. Oh my Barb....how delightful! I love this little birdhouse with the Magnolia images! Great job! LC

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  33. Barb!!!! Gorgeous, adorable little birdhouse!! From every side it is perfect, you ROCK!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  34. Oh my gosh, Barb!!! This is fantastic!!! I love the bird house and you've deorated it perfectly! I love all your fabulous embellishments and the images you used couldn't be any more perfect! I had to kind of giggle with Tilda carrying the kitty, I figured she trying to get the kitties away from the bird house. Naughty kitties! LOL! I totally and completely love this project! You hit this one out of the ballpark!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  35. Barb,
    Your birdhouse is gorgeous. I love the soft colors and all the little details. You've inspired me to find my birdhouses I purchased some time ago. Oh the possibilities!!

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  36. What a delightful project you have made. Hugs

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  37. Umm gorgeous Barb! Love this idea & you did such a fabulous & beautiful job on it. Love the addition of the kitty too!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  38. Absolutely wonderful! I LOVE it!!! I have a few of these birdhouses from a few years ago and never got the courage to paint them. Now I know what I'll do with them. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing a beautiful project!!!

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  39. omg......if that isn't the cutest little thing....absolutely love it!! Teresa

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  40. Oh my gosh this is the sweetest little creation, each side is so precious. It was fun to progress through the photos and ooh and ahh over each little scene. Absolutely stunning Barb! Love, love, love it!
    Diana

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  41. Oh wow, I LOVE this creation, I want it!!!!!!! lol. Just amazing work!

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  42. And my birthday is.... LOL

    This is just too adorable! I just love what you did and so much work! It just brought a smile to my face each time I explored another shot. What a wonderful job - and labor intensive, too! Wow! Perfection!

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  43. This is just such a stunner! I love how you did each and every side. There are so many interesting details! I just love this! It must have taken forever and was so worth it! Wow!

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  44. Oh my goodness! That is adorable I have an aunt who does bird feeders this is beautiful. That must have taken a while to make. Thank you so much for sharing. Have an awesome week. Mahalo

    Aloha from Hawaii

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  45. So cute, what an adorable little birdhouse! Love it!!!!!

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  46. oh Barb, how wonderfull (what not meens that your projekt is no card) I realy mean that is WONDERFULL, AMAZING and so SWEET !!!! TFS -- hellerlittle

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  47. OMG this is a sweet little creation, each side is so precious. It was fun to progress through the photos over each little scene. Absolutely stunning Barb! TFS hellerlittle

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  48. Oh this is just adorable! I love all of the flowers you used and the variety of Magnolia stamps. Fabulous!

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  49. I always leave a comment on cards/projects that really WOW me...WOW how perfect

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  50. WOWZER!! What a totally gorgeous project!! LOVE your details and coloring!! so fun!! HUGs

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  51. OMG, OMG, Barb, this is gorgeous. I want to do this too!! It`s such a beautiful scene you`ve created. Cheerful and peaceful at the same time--makes me want to be there. Probably not what you intended, but that`s how your beautiful creation makes me feel. A really terrific job you`ve done. I adore it.

    Hugs,
    Norma

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  52. Oh my, this is just gorgeous Barb! So many details, your artwork is so stunning!

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  53. A touch of Spring for sure Barb! So creative with all the cute, beautifully colored Magnolia images! I think this would be fun with a Christmas theme too! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

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  54. Your small house is so beautiful, so cute, bye Mascha

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  55. Your small house is so beautiful, so cute, bye Mascha

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  56. Truly blown away by this, it's incredibly beautiful and sooooo inspirational. I love projects like this, its right up my street...talk about eye candy! What a fantastic work of art! The images are fab, and work so well with the project 'theme'.
    Thanks for sharing
    Love Nicola xxx

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  57. Your project is beautiful and your images are exceptional! It was a pleasure to see your work.

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  58. Oh my god, this is just awesome! Love, love, love it. All the little details are just amazing and certainly took a long time but well worth the end result. Hugs Tracy x

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  59. This is such a sweet gift. I really love it

    Franca

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  60. Barb!!! I wanted to make sure to let you know how incredible your project is! Oh my gosh lady!! I am just speechless over you talent!! :)

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  61. Your birdhouse is perfect!!
    Hugs Nela

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Hugs....Barb