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Monday, October 26, 2009


(((Warning extra long post today))) :O)

The special person to receive the random drawing prize for participating in last weeks challenge is: Stamping by Sam

Please send me your address at magicintheair@att.net so I can get this out to you. CONGRATS and ENJOY!

First thing I want to address today is to say good bye to two of our Designers. Curt O'Brien and Stephanie Hargis. As sad as it makes me to announce that they both will be moving on, it has been such an honor to have their talents shared here coupled with my images. Make sure you continue to check out thier blogs for their upcoming work that is still being posted weekly. Thanks you two, for all of your lovely inspiration you have shared here. I know that I greatly appreciate it and have been inspired by it as well. I hope that all the lurkers and participants have too. Also, Amanda was unable to make a card for us this week as well. So, with this being her last week, we will say good bye to her as well, but also a big thanks to Amanda for being a wonderful Guest Designer. Aslo, big thanks to Dawn our other Guest Designer for this month who also brought us some wonderful cards with her copics!! I have been soo blessed with such wonderful talents!!

Also, I am delighted and thrilled to bring you some more great talent!! Next week TMITA will have 3 new Designer Team members!! I can't wait to reveal them and their talents to you!! BIG THANKS TO ALL!

This week I bring to you again another fall image. I must admit some of my favorite things to draw and paint are nature related. So this week I bring you a mix of nature with this little bird settling on this pumpkin stem with a lovely sunflower. This image is called "Autumn Splendor". This week I challenge all the lurkers that snag an image to leave me and the designers a message of their favorite family dish! For the ones that always leave me a message tell me what your favorite pie is. One of my favorite pies is banana cream pie and one of my favorite dishes is a homemade butterscotch pudding that my grandma use to make.

(C) "Autumn Splendor"
(left click, then right click "save as" the larger image)

("Autumn Splendor" is no longer available for free... I am in a process of getting a website up and going to make available to you not only these images, but many more originals by me in digital form and in the near future photopolymer as well... it's all in "the works"! In just hours a new free image will be released)

Stephanie brings us this weeks challenge. You will need to use the image I have provided "Autumn Spendor" and then she wants you to be inspired by this photograph in anyway that inspires you.

The prize for this week’s random drawing for whoever participates in this weeks challenge and links their work back here is:

Now for the oh so talented...


Curt's Blog

Leigh Anne's Blog

Nilla's Blog

Novemeber's Guest Designers:

Dawn's Blog

Since I am short 2 cards this week I am just going to post my card here as well.

Nina's Blog

OK, now go create some of your own Autumn Splendor!

Magical Monday Participants
1. Scrappin Gypsy
2. Gloria M.
3. Michelle Buschur
4. berg4
5. Carol V
6. Pattie G
7. Selma Stevenson
8. Jennifer
9. Judy
10. Susan
11. Lisa Foster
12. Sue Walsh
13. jane w.
14. Toni
15. Kim Mc (Living in Paradise)
16. Denise
17. Diane
18. Patti J.
19. Stamping SAM

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Crafty Cat said...

Another set of excellent DT cards, really looking forward to using this lovely image. My favourite family dish has to be toad in the hole! and my favourite pie is probably apple. xxx Carol

~*Joni said...

Nina this image is so breathtaking and adorable! I love the sunflower and fall feel to this card, and that bird taking a stroll on the pumpkin is so sweet. You are so generous in giving out this image, I will be sure to post it on my Friday lineup! My all time favorite pie is custard. Mmmm...that is hard to find for some reason so I'll gladly take a good pumpkin one too. ;) Hugs and happy Monday!

Susan.... said...

Hi Nina,
Fantastic image,thank you ! l will try to join in this week.
The DT´s cards are stunning, as always !
susan x

Susan.... said...

Oh Sorry ! nearly forgot, (silly me )..my favourite pie, has to be Apple Pie !
susan x

Gypsy said...

MAN--going to miss Curt a BUNCH. WAH!!!!!
I am totally going to do this--for sure--this week.
I posted all my stuff for my challenge last night, so I could get up early before the kids to run over here and do this one. I've missed it the last 2 weeks!
PS I'm excited you are doing your own store/site. GOOD for you!



WOW! Thanks for drawing my name! I'll get my address to you ASAP!

ps Great fall image for this week!

Patti J said...

Oh my, I will miss these two wonderful people. I so look forward to their samples each week. Well wishes to them both! Nina, I think you should post your card here EVERY week! Great job to all. I snagged your image, and have to admit that my favorite holiday food has to be pumpkin pie, WITH topping!!! Lol...

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I love cherry pie!! I don't really have one fav dish...I have many...LOL!

Jane Wetzel said...

this image is lovely..gonna try it! thanks for the gorgeous inspiration..

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Thanks for the image. Favourite family meal is Lasagna and favourite pie would have to be Banoffee pie.

Ali x

Lisa Foster said...

Another Beautiful Fall Image!!! Thanks you SO much!!! Beautiful examples DT! Farewell to Curt & Stephanie! You shall be missed! Let's see...favorite family dish is probably a casserole I make called King Ranch Chicken. For the pie...most definitely Pumpkin with extra creamy whipped cream! Yummo!
Be back soon!

crafterGM said...

What a great image, The DT has some awesome cards.
My favorite meal is Turkey don't get it often maybe that why.
Favorite pie is apple and banana cream pie
Thanks Gloria M.

Cindy N. said...

That is a beautiful image. Thanks. It will be so much fun to color. My favorite dish is pizza. All kinds, either veggie, greek, traditional or the inspiration of the moment. As for pie, I like apple pie. Bye.

berg4 said...

Great image - I really loved this one it is perfect for Fall! Thanks Nina. Favorite family dish is my husband's chili (very spicy!) I don't eat pie, but my husband loves pumpkin pie, and the apple pie I make with a crumble top.

lisa808 said...

Hi Nina,

I have been 'snagging' your weekly images, but I haven't had a chance to participate lately in your challenges. I'm certainly sorry to hear that Curt is leaving your team. He is so talented and I discovered TMITA through his blog. My favorite family dish is lasagna and my favorite pie is pumpkin.

Connie said...

Hi Nina:
I'm one of the lurkers! Although I use some of your designs, I mail the cards out as quickly as I make them, so never get around to posting them. However, this is a really nice digi, so I'll see if I can get something made and posted this time.
My favorite family dish is Spinach Lasagna.

Crafty Cat said...

Hi Nina, thank you for your kind words on my blog. Now as for Toad in the Hole, its not as gruesome as it sounds! its just english pork sausages covered with yorkshire pudding batter (eggs, milk & flour)and baked in a very hot oven... no toads in sight!

Pattie G said...

Nina, I love this image. Thank You! One of my favorite flowers is a sunflower. I added my card to Mr Linky.


Jennifer said...

Haven't had a lot of time to make cards but I miss doing your challenges so I threw one together right away....another great image & congrats on the article.

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1CardCreator said...

This is one of your best images Nina! Congrats on the interview, I read both day's posts. I'm not sure if you are aware, but it posted here in Michigan also. Looks like you are a national celebrity! ~Diane

Susan.... said...

Hi Nina,
l enjoyed colouring your stunning image,and its going to be the opening page to a new,autumn scrapbooking project ! so thank you very much , l Have entered in the challenge this week too !
susan ( Mallorca, Spain ) X

A Consuming Passion said...

Hi Nina, thanks so much for this gorgeous image - what fun I had playing with this! Not sure if I count as a lurker.... think perhaps I do Curt introduced me to your blog and I've snagged a few not always getting them posted back here. I will do better promise.

Jane Wetzel said...

thanks for the SWEET image..ABSOLUTELY LOVE it! I linked it here..I love homemade apple pie, but I feel sinful when eating coconut cream pie! ha ha! The best part about Fall is images like this and GOOD FOOD! thanks for the chance to win! :) jane

Toni said...

Nina, as you know I am new at this card making and trying to put items on the computer is mind boggleling, as you should know with all the help you have given me. I love your artwork. Your cards are bueatiful. I enjoy looking at all of your designers work, they are great! I hope to get half as good as they are. All I can is, the student as far passed the teacher. Love, Mom

Anne said...

What a gorgeous image, thank you so much, just come across your blog. Favourite pie? Umm not a huge pie fan so how about Chocolate Tart? LOL!

DeniseLynn said...

Another great image Nina! Just posted my card, with a couple of hours to spare! As far as pie, I think classic apple pie is probably my favorite.

Christa said...

I finally used this image! You can see my blog post about it here:

Thanks so much!