When there is good conversation among friends interacting to each other's creativity there is MAGIC IN THE AIR!

Challenges run from Monday through Sunday; every two weeks.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

“RECIPE BLOG HOP” --- let's mix up some fun!


We are so glad you joined us today! In celebration of the grand opening of my store “Paper Cupcakes” Dec. 11th, we are having this hop that will introduce you to some of my new images, some great creations by the Designer Team and hopefully give you some fun inspiration and prizes! You will also find a yummy recipe on every blog and the blog hop ends with a special “Recipe Challenge” for all. So, let’s get started!!

Directions for Hoppers:

1. Start here at “There’s Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes” and leave a comment here
2. Hop to the next blog (Danielle) and leave a comment there
3. Collect the “Secret Word” from the blog
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you visit the 8 Designer Team members’ blogs and collect the 8 “Secret Words”
5. Post your “Secret Sentence” on your blog and link it to the Mr. Linky found on Leigh Anne’s blog
6. Then hop to the last blog “Having An Art-a-tack” where you can participate in the “Recipe Challenge” for the Grand Prize and many other prizes!!!
7. All comments/posts must be completed by Sunday December 13, 10:00PM EST to be eligible for prizes
8. All winners will be announced Here on Saturday, December 19th.

Don’t forget to grab the yummy recipes along the way as well, but mostly have FUN!

If you get lost on the hop, here’s the order and links to the blogs to get you back on track
#1 TMITA - your are here
#2 Danielle-your next stop
#3 Kim
#4 Patti J.
#5 Nilla
#6 Patti
#7 Selma
#8 Olga
#9 Leigh Anne
#10 Nina - final blog with "Recipe Challenge"" and Mr. Linky for it.

Also, I posted all the Give-a-ways in a post yesterday. You can find them HERE. Make sure you read it, because there are certain requirements for certain give-a-ways!

But if you:
- leave a comment on all blogs (starting here)
- and do the "secret sentence" challenge
- and do the "Recipe challenge" you will be eligible for ALL give-a-ways

ENJOY! and don't forget to leave me a comment!

Monday, December 7, 2009

MAGICAL MONDAY - Clean & Simple with Limitations


The special person to receive the random drawing prize for participating in last weeks challenge is: Pattie G

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

Since this is the week of our blog hop, I thought I would kick off the week with a new look and a little transformation. So, if you want a new icon to match the new look go ahead and grab the new icon. I have left the site link the same so you do not need a new link as of right now. Also, if you are grabbing the new icon, go ahead and grab the blog hop icon as well and help us spread the word and the love for the "Recipe Blog Hop"!

Also, today please give a BIG welcome to our two new Designers Patti Nelson and Olga Jewell as well as our Guest Designer for the Month Patti J. Gilliam!

This week I bring you a image that was inspired by a picture that I seen on Kim's blog of her sweet little dog Malie. I am sure Kim can't wait to see what you do with her image! I know I can't! I think the designers did a wonderful job with this weeks challenge! So, leave the designers a message regarding their creations and also tell me what you think of our new look here!

(C) "Sweet Trouble"
(left click, then right click "save as" the larger image)

("Sweet Trouble" is no longer available for free... if by chance you missed this freebie, you can now find this image in my store Paper Cupcakes)

Here is the picture Kim's dog Malie to help you know where I got the inspiration for this image.

Kim brings us this week's challenge. Of course she wants you to use this image "Sweet Trouble" and create a "Clean and Simple card with limitations on what you can use (e.g., "NO" brads, bows, or anything that would make it challenging to mail) and a color requirement PINK, of course, must appear on your card somewhere."

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...


Danielle's Blog

Kim's Blog

Leigh Anne's Blog

Nilla's Blog

Olga's Blog

Patti's Blog

Selma's Blog

December Guest Designer:

Patti J.'s Blog

and my creation:

Nina's Blog

Can't wait to see what all of you do this week!!

Don't forget to mark your calendar to hop along with us starting this Wed. Dec.9th through Sun. Dec. 13th!

Magical Monday Participants
1. Jessie F
2. Bessie Crisp
3. Sally McD
4. Pat Mayne
5. Toni
6. Pattie G
7. jeanette
8. Linda B
9. Kym Weber
10. Tiffany

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Prize Categories for the "RECIPE BLOG HOP" starting Dec 9th-Dec. 13th

GOOD Morning everyone! Today I thought I would post the prizes for the "Recipe Blog HOP". This way you can check them out see what all the excitement is about and come back and be all prepared to HOP HOP HOP,create; starting tomorrow Dec. 9th! Please help me get the word out and all you lurkers, I would love to see comments to know you are out there. After all it is the season of giving, so why don't you leave us a lovely comment! :O)

If you:
- leave a comment on all blogs
- and do the "secret sentence" challenge
- and do the "Recipe challenge" you will be eligible for ALL give-a-ways

(it really is that simple, I'm just not good at explaining in simple..LOL.. just ask my design team!)

If you don't do the "Recipe Challenge" then you will still be eligible for a few of the other give-a-ways.

PLEASE make sure you read the following so you are clear of what you have to do to be eligible to win the prizes! This is the reason I am posting this today, as well as to get you all EXCITED and HELP me SPREAD the news!!

Grand Prize:
You must start here and hop to each of the 9 blogs and leave a comment of “love” on each (including this blog). Grab the “secret word” and follow the instructions to fulfill the “Secret Sentence Challenge” (see below). Then participate in the “Recipe Challenge” found on the last blog “Having An Art-a-tack” and link your creation back to Mr. Linky found on that blog. The details for the “Recipe Challenge” are found on that blog as well. This prize will be judged by the Designer Team (including the Guest Designer).

The Grand Prize winner will be a Guest Designer for the month of February 2010 and will also get this wonderful prize package:

Cupcake Prize:
One winner will be chosen randomly from those who participated in the “Recipe Challenge” and left a comment on all 10 blogs.

9 Hop Image Bundle Prize:
One random winner from those that participated in the “Recipe Challenge” and left a message on all 10 blogs will win a bundle of all 9 images showcased on the Hop.

Secret Sentence Prize:
You will need to collect a “secret word” from 8 of the blogs, place the “secret sentence” in a blog posting on your personal blog and link it back to Mr. Linky found on Leigh’s Anne’s blog. You DO NOT have to enter the “Recipe Challenge” to be eligible to win this prize, but you do have to leave comments on all 10 blogs!

Martha Stewart Punch Prize:
Sponsored by: Joan Fricker @ Joan’s Gardens www.atjoansgardens.com Make sure you check out Joan’s site!

You DO NOT have to enter the “Recipe Challenge” to be eligible to win this prize, but you do have to leave comments on all 10 blogs!

This prize includes:
Martha Stewart Bird Stamp and Punch Set

Individual Hop Image:
One winner per blog through a random drawing from comments left on that Team Member’s blog. So, if you left a comment on Nilla’s blog you have a chance through a random drawing of winning that particular image on her blog and the same goes for each blog throughout the hop that holds an image. So there will be 9 winners winning one individual stamp image; one winner per blog. You DO NOT have to enter the “Recipe Challenge” to be eligible to win this prize.

Also, we want to spread the love with the prizes so I am limiting one prize per person, so help spread the love to all your crafty friends and let them know about our hop!

Now, don't forget to check out "Magical Monday" which is posted below we have Kim's sweet Malie as the image this week and it is super cute!!

I look forward to seeing all of you throughout the hop!!