Friday, April 26, 2013

Thirty Minutes Of Wonderful...

Each spring for over 40 years I look forward to my magnolia tree blooming. Spring was slow at arriving this year but it's finally here and so are the flower blossoms. 
I love seeing the beautiful pink and white flowers on my magnolia tree in my front yard. I even love seeing the pink and white petals scattered all over the yard when they begin to drop. 
The blooming season for my magnolia tree is more than thirty minutes but the life of the flowers in bloom on the tree is short. One year the tree had bloomed and it was wonderful for a day then that night we had an unexpected freeze and by morning all of the blossoms had turned black and fell to the ground.
It was wonderful for a short time.
My title for this post actually is part of a quote from a movie.
Can you guess the movie?
 My friend Marcia from Glitter And A Movie on Facebook has a challenge. 
She has picked the movie Steel Magnolias for this challenge. Marcia invites everyone to submit something creative to showcase the movie.
I had to use my magnolia tree in some way...
I covered a blank tag with a thin sheet of silver metal for the background. 
I embossed the metal.
I took photos, printed out copies, then cut out the blossoms. 
I added a bit of Stickles glitter and some Diamond Glaze to the petals.
I added a few cream colored Prima flowers and a silver cord for hanging.
I used double stick mounting squares to fasten the flowers to the metal tag.
I decorated the back of the tag with a quote from the movie.
The quote is: "I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." 
Linking to: Marcia's Glitter and a Movie page on Facebook and
Beverly's Pink Saturday Blog Party at How Sweet The Sound.
Wishing you Wonderful minutes...


  1. That's such a creative take on your tag! Love the idea of photographing the real flower to use. Happy Pink Saturday! xo Nancy

    As soon as I read the title on my blogroll, I KNEW and rushed right over. Eeee!!! This is BEYOND beautiful, Linda. How did I miss that you have a magnolia in your front yard? Sigh...lucky.
    You made my weekend.
    Thank you for always playing along, friend. ;)

  3. A very pretty post of flowerrs. You did a great job on the tag as well.

  4. Hi Linda, Oh your creations is gorgeous inspired from your lovely Saucer Magnolia. I too have the same tree in pink and white and while they don't share their blooms long, it certainly is a gorgeous sight when they do. The same for our Southern Magnolia which only blooms about one day before the large dinner dish size flowers fall. I love to collect the cones from the centers.

    Your challenge from Marcia is stunning and so creative with great meaning. Love it and the phrase from the movie.
    Perfectly for Glitter and a Movie.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. You always uplift and encourage and I thank you for that blessing.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  5. What a great idea for a party, and I love Steel Magnolias! Great quote from the movie. Tulip trees are so pretty (that's what we call Japanese magnolias here in the SOuth)...I love what you did with the photos (the embellishments) :D You did a fantastic job!


  6. Love when the Magnolias bloom. We used to have a saucer magnolia and I miss seeing the blooms.
    As for the tag you created WOWZA that is fabulous !

  7. Beautiful! Your tree, your tag, your creativity - everything just wonderful! I never thought of making a tag out of a photograph!

  8. Beautiful magnolia tree! Your tag is so pretty. I like the back, too.

    Marianne xo

  9. Beautiful blooms and tag! ~Diane

  10. Oh how neat! Beautiful work...and that is one of my favorite quotes from the movie. I have a secret to tell.... I Had NO IDEA you had to go along with the theme! LOL!!!! Now I know. Next time, if I have time, that is!


  11. What a beautiful post filled with so much eye candy!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice commnet.... I am now following you!!


  12. wow thats fabulous Linda, how beautiful.
    hugs June x

  13. Congratulations again, Linda!! Just announced on fb and blog. Love this beautiful tag. Thank you so much for all your support.

  14. Simply beautiful! Magnolias are just so lovely -- and you deserve that win on Marcia's blog!

    Jeanie (The Marmelade Gypsy)

  15. I am popping over from Marcia's party (I joined a little late), and I am SO impressed with this gorgeous piece! WOW! I love what you did here, and the quote is perfect, too.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us. Made me smile. :-)



  16. Hello Linda, I too want to congratulate you on your BEAUTIFUL tag and Win!!! I had a great time at Marcia's Glitter and a Movie! I enjoyed joining in with such creative Gals!
    I love your whole idea and process. Your Magnolia tree is just such a pretty delicate color! Truly inspiring! I rarely see a Magnolia trees since I live in AZ. See you at the next showing.;)

  17. Wow, these photos are breathtakingly beautiful!! And thank you for your kind comment on my blog!


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