Saturday, June 19, 2010


Hello friends,
I am thrilled to share with you the stunning entry that won 2nd prize in our Land Of Magnolia contest. It is the very talented Ruby Montes. Ruby coloured over 50 Magnolia images to create her scenes and her story is written in rhyme. Enjoy, it is fabulous!

Magnolia Land Through The Seasons

Welcome to the divine place of Magnolia world.
Where day dreams and imagination twirl and whirl.
In this magical place don’t be surprised to find,
adventurous kids with wings, they’re one of a kind.
Here you find Tilda and Edwin who love to play,
with their friends at the barn, the park or by the bay.

During the months of spring, Tilda takes advantage,
to plant a garden with herbs, mushrooms and cabbage.
Eating warm soup is sure to take away the gloom,
that lets the kids enjoy spring in all of it’s bloom.
Fresh pink flowers cover the ground of a white church,
witnessing the marriage of two who've ended their search.
The season soon changes and new fun will ensue,
giving the children new adventures to pursue.

The summer brings them heat and also much delight,
that will leave them the bliss of a funky kite flight.
It’s in June that they find comfort with each other,
going fishing with their mother and their father.
They cant forget the worms if they want to make a catch.
They’ll cook up fish-n-chips and eat them by the batch.
Fun summer days are full of sunshine in July,
Edwin chases after a magic butterfly.
Yes, in the beautiful outdoors he spends his time,
but he’d rather get a drink with a little bit of lime.
Its off to get ice cream with Tingla in August,
they look after her much because she’s the youngest.
The season soon changes and new thrills will follow,
into the season that gives them creepy Eves Hollow.

Angel-children look forward to the colors of fall.
Picking the biggest pumpkin, they’re sure to have a ball.
By the town square with a rickety gate, a spooky house stands.
The children pass with closed eyes but their courage expands.
The autumn season will leave the children some frights,
but not without eating bags of sugary bites.
The season soon changes and new memories will be made,
when the outdoors are glittered white and brightly displayed.

There’s nothing like winter for hot cocoa and snow,
cuddling with old Rufus, when it’s thirteen below.
Alva and Alf, always ready to spread the joy,
so that it may live in every little girl and boy.
Carolers will soon arrive to knock at the door,
and everyone applauds for them to sing more.
Baby Alvin sits with pacifier in hand,
waiting for Santa, and expects it’ll be grand.

The night continues and gradually grows noiseless,
but out of the night a few familiar voices.
It’s Tilda and Edwin with a whole-hearted wish.
They promise forever they’re family to cherish.
They continue their prayer for all to believe,
in the magic of friendship and love that’s received.

The season soon changes and a new year will be
The perfect beginning for a sweet memory.

Ruby Montes


cabio's craft corner said...

Holy cow, Ruby is amazing!!!

Patti Jo said...

Oh my goodness Ruby, this is amazing!!! So fun to read through your story that ties in with all the wonderful scenes! Fantastic imagination and work VP!!! And congratulations too!!!

Sew This N That said...

Awesome! Stunning! Fabulous! I can't find the words to express more :0)
What a truly inspiring creation, great work hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Only By His Grace said...

OMG Ruby. You are a genius. I have looked at your creation for ages and still find different things to see. I could never imagine making something so beautiful. I love how you have made everything rhyme in your story. So very clever. I love everything about it. Over fifty different Stamps it's such a work of art. I love the little houses with their beautiful decorations.
Imagine this one on a Magnolia magazine cover.
Hugs marion

Kay said...

U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-E-A-B-L-E, Ruby!!!! Kay W

monica said...

OMG Ruby,
This is just stunning....I am lost for words. Your story is wonderful and the details are truly awesome. A true labor of LOVE. Really blown away!!
Hugs Monica M

Susie M. said...

WOW...I am just like...stunned! so much work involved and everything looks perfect! Ruby, congratulations! you did a fantastic project here.

Kerry H said...

Truly amazing! Makes my current project look pretty pitiful...
Kerry H

Angelwood said...

WOW Ruby! That is amazing! So much hard work was put into this. I LOVE IT!! Congrats sweetie! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

WOW! So charming! love it!
congrats Ruby!
Pam Going Postal

Kathy R. said...

Ruby you are one talented lady, I just loved it, the village is adorable and all the Children are a joy..Congrat..KathyR.

Barb Hardeman said...

Ruby! This is out of this world wonderful. Just like a Macy's Window at Christmas time. So much detail it's hard to know where to start! Your story is so delightful...awesome work...hugs...Barb

Janiel/ janny said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Stunning! Fabulous! AMAZING..... Such creativity and so much thought and time spent with this..
OVER THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Card Crazy said...

Fantastic. The detail is stunning. So much work, such imagination. A work of art!

Anonymous said...

Wow, This is amazing!!!! So much beautiful detail and hours of painstaking work. Wow!!

cdjcape521 said...

Are you KIDDING ME??? This is outstanding! I could never, in my wildest dreams come up with something like this, truly astounding!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Ruby, what a wonderful, magnificent creation....what talent you have, girl!! The prose is equally fantastic. I am amazed at the amount of work you put into this awesome creation.
It is breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

creativearts said...

Awesome - the story, houses, children!! You are so talented! This must have taken months!

Candy said...

Oh Ruby!!!
This is spectacular!!! Such work - so many images!! I am extremely impressed.
Bravo and again congratulations!!!!
Hugs, Candy

Unknown said...

wow!!! this is adoreble!
how much time you've spent on it!

Irma said...

Holy cow, and this is only SECOND place??!! I don't think this can be beat! Simply AMAZING!! What an adorable scene you created, Ruby!! I keep seeing new things... what an incredible amount of time and work went into this... Congrats girl!! Hugz, Irma

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all of the work that must of went into this. Stunning! This was second place???!!! Diana I sure would of hated having to choose first place!It would of been impossible!Amazing. I am left with my mouth hanging open in Awe!The talent out there in Magnolia land blows me away!Ruby you are so creative and talented!
~Pam L.

Irene Daryanto said...

OMG....OMG....OMG.... that's awesome, that must be a lot of work, and lot of fun. Congrats Ruby

michele hileman said...

Absolutely amazing That is just awesome, Ruby

Teri said...

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, wish I had made a bet!!! LOL!!! Absolutely fantastic job, you have made me proud!!!! LOL!! Honestly, this is just what I would expect from you, a fabulous piece of art work, congratulations, it is awesome!!!

Teri said...

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, wish I had made a bet!!! LOL!!! Absolutely fantastic job, you have made me proud!!!! LOL!! Honestly, this is just what I would expect from you, a fabulous piece of art work, congratulations, it is awesome!!!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW, WoW, WoW...these are all stunning!!!


Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Where can I see the rest of the entries?


Lauren said...

O M G!!!!! This is the most stunning thing I have ever seen! AMAZING job Ruby!


Anonymous said...

OMG! This is truly stunning. I have looked it over about ten times now and wish it was on my large screen tv instead of my little monitor here to view. hmmm maybe hubby can do something about that later. Anyway, I don't know how you even begin to come up with an idea like this. It boggles the mind. 1st place must be heart attack stuff so they can't show it to preserve our health lol!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Ruby.... I am speechless. Everything is just so extraordinarily beautiful. All the Tildas and Edwins, the story, I just love it. It is a piece of art.
Hugs. Danielle.

Angie said...

I stared at these photos forever! How amazing. I can't even imagine the amoount of work that went into this stunning scene. It's just gorgeous.


ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely amazing! SO much time and details....awesome!! :)

Hanna said...

OH-MY-GOD! I'm blown away! I'm totally speechless.... I mean, could it be more beautiful than this!? WOW! Out of this world amazing! Such a masterpiece!
Love it!

hugs & love,

Sophie said...

Wow!! It's fabulous!! I love it!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my, this is fabulous! So creative and what a clever way to show off those adorable children! Love this!

angel said...

this is very beautiful , i think you have a lot of work too create this village , it's gorgious grtjes Anja

CARO said...

THis is amazing, just amazing. I am new to Magnolias and this is such an inspiration

Janie Printz said...

These Maggies are just the most awesome addictive little creatures I've ever seen ... I have a LOT of them & if I ever figured up what I have invested in them I'd have to take out more insurance on the contents of my home. Only problem is that would mean then my husband would have SOME idea of what I've spent on them & that's not gonna happen ... He always says if it makes you happy then buy it. If he ONLY knew HOW happy I am !!!
Now if I could only do them justice the way Ruby & all the other ladies that entered this contest I would be even more happy ...
Hugs, Janie

Lynn said...

OMG...I think I'm in Magnolia Heaven...absolutely beautiful :)
Lynn xx