Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Eve in Edwin's Town

Christmas is just around the corner and there is so much excitement in my house for the big day.  Children make the holiday so much happier, I can't even remember what it was like before they came along. I only have 1 more present left to wrap and 1 cake to bake and I am all set and ready for Sunday. I hope you are taking time to enjoy the season and not too stressed getting ready for it.  I think sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to shop and prepare and stressing ourselves out instead of just enjoying this happy time of year and being thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives.

Anyways, I'd like to share with you a side-step card I made using Edwin's Town, Tilda with Lantern, and Edwin on Christmas Eve.

I also used the fence Doohickey die and the Memory Box Frosty Border die . My image was colored with copics and I also used colored pencils for shading and highlighting.  I used some gold pearls to embellish the snowflakes and around my Edwin image.

That's it for me today. I hope you liked my card! :) I am working on another card that I'll try to post before Christmas but if I don't,  I'd like to wish everyone who visits me here at my blog a very healthy and happy Christmas and I'd like to thank you all who take the time to leave me lovely comments. I love and appreciate all of you!

Well I'm off to my kids' school (I am room parent for the 8th grade class) and help them set up for their Christmas party! Take care xo.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Christmas Living Room

Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you my project for the "lots of stars" challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. I had fun making this tabletop decoration. I think I'll make one for other holidays too.  I used a round box lid for the base of my project and created my scene inside.

In this photo above, I used the following Magnolias:

Lightning Edwin
Tilda with Teddybear

In this photo above, I used the following Magnolias:

Happy Spring Tilda
Magnolia puppy
Sweat Christmas Dreams text

In this photo above, I used the following Magnolias:
Sweet Christmas Tilda
Basket of presents (peeking out behind Tilda)

I made the Christmas tree by cutting out graduating sized stars with my Cricut Expression.  Then I used my scorpal to score the stars so the points would bend down a bit to look more like branches.  Then I poked a hole through the middle of all the stars with a skewer biggest to smallest star to create my tree.  See photos below:

I also used a small spellbinder die to cut out a bunch of gold stars for the tree ornaments and also used some WOC flowers, string of beads, candy cane and star charm ornament from Michael's.

My daughter already called dibs on this one. I'm glad she liked it!  Please visit the beautiful creations from my teammies at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and please join in on this months challenge for your chance to win a fantastic prize from Magnolia-licious.  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 5, 2011

TOMIC - Challenge 27

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend!? Christmas is in the air and today at TOMIC our challenge is to make a shaker card.  So I made a card in the shape of a snowglobe. 

The top part is the shaker part of my card.   I wanted to create a nighttime scene so I could use my Santa and Reindeer sillouette against the moon. Can you see it? I used the polar white flowersoft as my snow so when you shake my card it looks like snow falling.


Papers: Magnolia
Stamps: Tilda with Cross Stitch Heart, Stone Wall, bird, and moon all by Magnolia
Misc.: snowflake ribbon, spellbinder die, flowersoft, copics for coloring

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you liked my card today and can let me know what you think. See you next time!