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.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


.... well, I knew that would get your attention!! :O)

Before I announce the winners I personally want to thank all of you who hopped along the Recipe Blog Hop and those who participated in all the challenges! And many many many THANKS to my wonderful designers as well!!

This was suppose to be in line with my grand opening of my new store PAPER CUPCAKES, but unfortunately it did not go live that day, but it did open a few days later, although all of you were probably out Christmas shopping while I was freaking out! I would love it when you slow down from this busy season to stop by and take a look around, or maybe you might need a break from all the business now which would be a great break just to do some mindless looking at my images and possibly some shopping :O). Remember you can't purchase these images ANYWHERE else! I am so excited to continue to bring you freebies as well, so help support me, get my name/images out there and send all your friends to my store. I will be building on my images monthly. Remember I am a one person show when it comes to designing these images. I have about 90 images to start out with and already have some new ones to add. Which I will be doing monthly. I have to say I am really excited. You can find Paper Cupcakes here.

OK.. now on to the winners!!

I need all winners to send me an e-mail to magicintheair@att.net. Please indicate your full name and reference the give-a-way that you won in the subject line so I will catch it in my e-mails.

Grand prize, secret sentence, cupcake and Martha Stewart bird punch winners please enclose your snail mail address.

9-bundle package and single image winners, please send me an e-mail that you want your image to be forwarded to.

Grand Prize and February GD for the "Recipe Challenge": Linda Payne
This was judged by the Designers and I have to state, this was soo close! I had to have 3 votes from each designer and it was a good thing because even with the 3 votes a piece it was way close.

Secret Sentence Challenge: Theresa

Cupcake Give-a-way: Justa Ann Nabors

9 Image bundle give-a-way: Katarina Hamstersson

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

This is the listing for the sinlge image give-a-way:

Danielle's Blog - First Snow Image: Diana
Kim's Blog - Beach, Ball & Book: Emmy
Patti J's Blog - Owls on Candy Cane: Shelly
Nilla's Blog - Holiday Cheer: StampingDi
Patti's Blog - Mouse Cupcake: Patti G
Selma's Blog - Mary & Jesus Bulb: GeorgiaBabyDoll
Olga's Blog - Gingerbread Fun: Deanna C
Leigh Anne's Blog - Jessie: Linda
Nina's Blog - Afternoon Tea: Jessie

Also, Danielle, Kim and Patti J had their own personal blog candy to give away I believe they have already announced their winners on their personal blogs, so make sure you stop by there to check it out as well.

BIG THANKS AGAIN to ALL of you!! As soon as I hear from the winners I will do my best to get things out to you in a timely manner. Since I am a busy mom to four children I have some really busy days this next week. I have lots to get accomplished that has been put on hold while I got this blog hop up, completed and my site up and going! So, Have a great week-end and I hope you all have worked off those extra calories from just reading those recipes!!

Many blessings to all of you this Holiday Season and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Magical Monday - Glitz It Up

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

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

Well, it certainly feels like a Magical Monday for me today since I finally have my store up and running. YAHOO can you see me grinning and jumping up and down? Well, I am!! Although, I'm exhausted and it still has some tweaking to do with the thumbnail images which I will be working on this week (so if you don't see a full view image make sure you click on it to enlarge it to a full view), as well as some small things to be added and fixed. Please feel free to stop & shop and/or look around. You can either click the icon to the right there with Nate & Av or you can find it at http://papercupcakes-stamps.com or here. There are about 90 images there right now which are some of the freebies if you missed out on them, as well as the ones from the blog hop and ones that have never been seen. These are all my original art and you will not be able to find these images anywhere else, unless of course if someone has pirated them and is doing unlawful things. So, please stop by and take a look around, I am still under construction and will be adding images to my shop monthly, so make sure you keep visiting! :O)

One thing I like about my images is that I do a wide range of designs. I did something floral vs. cute this week. So, I hope you enjoy this one. It is somewhat more traditional for a Christmas image. I think the designers made some very elegant projects this week. Always make sure you check out their blogs for more details as well!

(C) "Christmas Arrangement"
(left click, then right click "save as" the larger image)

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

Selma brings us this weeks challenge and she would like to see you use this weeks image "Christmas Arrangement" and she also wants you to "Glitz It Up"!! Let's use glitter and/or Stickles on our project.

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
Leigh Anne and her family just purchased their first home! How exciting, but also very busy this time of year. They took possession of it this past Friday and so she is busy packing, painting and moving, let alone all this Holiday stuff! So, she will most likely not be joining us through the season. GOOD LUCK LA and CONGRATULATIONS!

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

I know it is an extremely busy time of year for all of us, so if you have time I would love to see what you have done with "Christmas Arrangement". Have a great week!

Magical Monday Participants
1. Geri Utterback
2. Jessie F
3. KymKreates
4. Theresa Pollack
5. Gloria Westerman
6. Pattie G
7. Candace
8. Toni
9. farida
10. Katarina
11. Tammy Miller
12. Tiffany

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Live

Hi Everyone, just wanted all of you to know you can now check out my Paper Cupcakes Store!! PLEASE know that I am still fine tuning everything and a lot of the thumbnail images are not correct yet, but we are working on them, but since everything is there and working, I thought I would go ahead and let you all have a peek and start shopping if you like. All images on the hop can be found there. There are a few thumbnails that I personally messed up, but you can see everything and all but the two that I messed up can be made larger if you click on the image. So, just please know things are still under construction, but I couldn't stand it any more so I am letting you go check it all out before it is all fine tuned and to my perfection! You can either click on the title above or the sidebar on the new icon or you can click here. ENJOY and tell me what you think!