Monday, September 19, 2011

Magnolia Mini World Blog Hop

Oh my's time for the Magnolia-licious September Blog Hop and you are in for a very special treat!

The challenge for the DT was to decorate the new Magnolia Mini World Binder to show what could be done with it. I have to say that the Binder all by itself is rather pretty with the Mini world emblem across the bottom and on the spine in a pretty soft teal color. Coming up with the design for it was a wee bit of a challenge but once my idea solidified I was off to the races.

Since this is a blog hop, I hope that you'll start at the beginning and follow all the way through, because the DT have been doing some fantastic work to show you. If you arrived here from the incredibly talented Sharon Caudle's blog then you're headed in the right direction. From here you'll hop on over to the equally talented Janiel's blog to see her fabulously creative binder! I hope you'll get some inspiration to purchase the binder to store and catalog all your mini's in. You can also apply your in store credit towards the purchase of the binder so that makes it quite affordable. You can find the binder here and it comes with plastic storage pages, which store two images back to back and nine per page. The little card inserts are ready for you to stamp and leave room for you to catalog the images. This means that in one page you can store 18 images. Here's what they look like...

Well now, on to my binder and the design that I came up with. I decided to make the front of mine a calendar. Starting with January and moving across the top from left to right I colored twelve images representing the twelve months of the year. I have used some Bazzill cardstock, a sheet of designer paper which I purchased out of town and don't remember the name of and then die cut twelve Spellbinder Lacy Edge Squares which measure about 2 1/2 inches. My image squares are 2 inches, and are colored with copics on XpressIt Blending card. I used Distress ink tattered rose and weathered wood with a aqua pen for the backgrounds. The exception is the March image where I used broken china for the cloud pattern and copics for the ground.

Here are the images I used on my Binder:

January - #109 Tilda and Edwin Skating - New Years 2009
February - #341 Tilda Blowing Hearts - Love Collection 2009
March - #3020 Tilda with a Kite - Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011
April - #3035 Tilda in Summer Rain - Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011
May - #250 Tilda with Butterfly Dress - Butterfly Dreams 2011
June #368 Tilda with Bike
July - #3029 Tilda with star Dress - Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011
August - #389 Peachy Tilda - A little Yummy for your Tummy 2009
September - #229 Cowgirl Tilda - Bon Voyage Collection 2010
October - #394 Devil Tilda - So Spooky Collection 2009
November - #350 Native American Tilda - Bon Voyage Collection 2010
December - #3074 Tilda Hanging Ornaments - Christmas Collection

All of these images are available at Diana's Magnolia-licious shop.

Here are some close up views of my images:

This is a view of the entire Binder showing the Magnolia emblem at the bottom...

I wanted to do something special on the spine of my binder also. I tied some ribbon to a clasp ring (which is attached to the opening mechanism for the binder rings) and then added some buttons, beads and two more images using the Magnolia Vintage Tag die. I used #307 Nurse Tilda - Winner Takes All collection and #202 Basketball Tilda from the same collection.

Whew! This is a rather long post and I hope I haven't bored you with all the photos. You're really going to enjoy seeing all the binder the DT have decorated. Don't forget to head on over to Janiel's blog and get inspired with her awesome binder.



  1. Love the calander project!
    what a sweet way to show case your minis.

  2. Brilliant job Barb...I would have slunk off into a corner by now and given up...just fabulous...images beautifully show cased.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Barb, this is absolutely beautiful! Can't believe you did so many little Tilda's. awesome binder!
    hugs Julie P

  4. What a beautiful project Barb! I love the aqua background so the 12 months of Maggies really stand out ! And, they are all colored beautifully! Gorgeous work!

  5. What an awesome idea! The colors you chose really compliment your coloring of all your images. Beautiful!!!

  6. Oh my gosh, Barb!!! This is just spectacular!!! I LOVE the way you did the calendar style and each and every little image is a work of art!!!! You amaze me... just love it!!!! I wasn't planning on getting the binder since I don't have very many minis, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to change my mind!!!!! Then I'll just have to fill it up!! Heehee!!!! Have a wonderful, wonderful day!! Hope the family is all doing well!

  7. Wow!! This is really quite special Barb! Wonderful idea and as usual exceptional work!!

  8. GORGEOUS BARB! You've perfectly selected a Tilda for each month. Love this idea :-)


  9. Wow Barb. This is absolutely gorgeous !! I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

  10. Beautiful Barb. Very good idea to choose a Tilda for each month.!

  11. WOW! You've been busy! How sweet! Love it and the ribbon bookmarks are adorable!!

  12. oh WOW Barb this is fab!!! I love the way you have done the months. GREAT IDEA!!! Gorgeous..
    have a great week dear..
    big hugs, Janiel

  13. Fantastic idea to use one for every month! Each one so adorable! Love your design so that pretty logo still shows! Fun to have the tags on the binder too! Great job Barb!!! Feel better too!

  14. oooooo I can't wait to get my mini nurse! A Maggie for each month! What a brill idea! Coloring is spectacular and I like how you saved the spine with the magnolia emblem! TFS

  15. WOW!!! this is such a lot of work my BFF and you did a fabulous job on the coloring of each and every one of these mini images, just love the idea of having one for each month, i know what a lot of work my calendar was so this is just mind blowing, love it!

  16. Holy smoke Barb. You are so dedicate on your Magnolia stamps. Gorgeous and creative. Love this totally. It's a cute and fun idea :-)

  17. Wow!! Barb, this is totally delicious, I so need to get me one of these, I only have 8 minis at the moment but my collection will build. Your binder is beautiful my dear.
    Suzi x

  18. Love your binder and then the colored images, so cute.

  19. Oh my! This is just amazing! I love what you've created. What a great idea! The colored images look lovely! It's fantastic, Barb!

    Chris Christensen

  20. Hi there, that binder sounds like a real must have. As it happend I am working on the perfect project for the Magnolia-Licious challenge, so I think I had better get it finished! Hugs, Frea

  21. Oh my word girl!!! I LOVE the way you've made it a mini for every month of the year!! REALLY SWEET!! :) Your coloring is amazing!! TFS!!!

  22. OMGosh how adorable!!!! One for every month!!! LOVE the colors and the ribbon hanging!!! Great job!

  23. WOW....this is absolutely AMAZING, Barb!!!!
    Your use of the minis is brilliant and your coloring is phenomenal.

  24. Oh what a great calendar front! I am loving how you have kept a similar background on each of the Tilda's yet kept each special!


  25. Argh! I have tried three times now to leave a comment...grrrr Blogger!
    Ok, let's hope it works this time! This is just brilliant Barb! Such beautiful coloring and perfect images for each month! Fabulous!
    Rene :D

  26. what an awesome project..looks like it should be hanging on a be all the little details..tfs..loves ya

  27. How absolutely beautiful! What a fantastic job you did creating this binder! Every image is just perfectly colored. What a wonderful piece this turned out to be.

  28. WOW! I am speechless (thats a first for me) This is absolutely georgeous. A labour of love and a superb piece of art. Your post is far from boring, I love all the photo's. Your colouring is superb. Thanks for sharing this truly inspirational work of art. I love it

    Hugs Julie

  29. This is beyond fabulous Barb and I don't wanna know how long it took you to color all those mini's LOL--did your eyes cross when you finished? It is a wonderful display of the mags and I love how you've done the entire album, brilliant!


  30. Well lady i for one am not surprised that you are on this hop!!!!! my goodness absolutely fabulous project and GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! My your talent is incredible!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!

  31. Beautiful Barb. I love how well you color those little minis. They are gorgeous. super design and lovely DP for the background. wonderful project.
    A little birdie told me you weren't very well. I hope you are well on the way to recovery.
    Hugs Maz

  32. OMG OMG OMG, what an amazing blog hop. And you binder is beyond fabulous. How you find the time to gorgeously colour all those Mini Maggies is a mystery to me. It's insane! Giving the rest of us inferiority complexes...LOL. It's a work of art, Barb, and such a beautiful way to store your stamps.

  33. Oh Barb! Are you kidding me? These must have taken forever to color! So dang adorable!!! Your coloring is sooooooo stinkin' gorgeous!! I tell ya...I am totally drooling over thes 12 (er, I mean 14) little works of art!! I love what you did to transform this already faaaaabulous Mini Maggie Binder! Hugs. Pat

  34. OMG!! Your binder is absolutely stunning Barb and i love the tags you have added to the spine, great idea!!!

    Hugs Hazel xx

  35. WOW..... Your calendar is wonderful! And your spine of the binder I really love!!! Thanks for sharing.... Love it

  36. Your calander is gorgeous! Love to stamp and colour with my children in school. They all love little tilda. Think I´ll make a calender too.

  37. Adorable! Love how you've got a Maggie for each month. So cute! Love those tags you've got hanging from the spine too.


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