Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone!  Time for another Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog Hop.  Today we are joined by the talented ladies on our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Team.   If you've come from Katie Tate's  fabulous blog, then you're in the right place. Hopefully you've taken the hop and commented on everyone's projects to be eligible for this month's  prize.  This is your last stop on the hop.

So our theme this week is to create an Interactive Holiday Tag (tags that do something, tag that is a card, slide tags, tags that pop up, etc).  Here is the tag that I created:

I've masked together this sweet Christmas Tilda with Cat from the Little Christmas Collection (currently available at Magnolia-licious) with this Lamp post that I had picked up from a stamp show (I can't remember who makes this stamp).  I used craft paper mainly and my designer paper is by Recollections.  I've used the Lovely Fence Doo Hickey die by Magnolia and Tilda's Doily Die and Spruce die both by Magnolia.

My tag opens up into a card and I added adorable Tilda with cute lamb from the Little Christmas Collection (not currently available at Magnolia-licious but I'm sure can be ordered for you if you ask) and I also used the Magnolia Merry Christmas sentiment.

Here are the details for this month's 2 challenges:

-First challenge is to create a Holiday Tag using at least (1) Magnolia stamp and the prize is (1) $50 gift card to Magnolia-licious.  Please link your project on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog by Dec 29th.

-Second challenge is to count the # of candy canes from the hop and email them to – prize is (1) $50 gift card to Magnolia-licious.  You have until Dec 29th to enter.

I can't wait to see the tags you all create! Thanks for visiting me today and have a great day!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Crunching Tilda - chomp chomp chomp

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a yummy Thanksgiving.  We spent this holiday in Massachussettes with my husband's family (in fact, I think I'm still there, hehe).  On the way back home, our tradition is to drive through Deerfield and stop at the super big Yankee Candle factory store.  What a fun place, definitely worth a trip if you've never been. We have so much fun and I usually by my yearly supply of candles.

Well today, I have a card to show you using this adorable Crunching Tilda currently available at Magnolia-licious.  How could you not add her to your collection?

My papers are from Recollections - picked these papers up at Michael's Arts & Crafts just this past weekend along with 5 other pads.  I just can't get enough paper packs!  I also used a couple DooHickey dies on this project: Starlight Lace and So Wrapped Starlight Folded Tag.

Well that's it from me today.  Have a great weekend everyone!  I bet most of your are putting up your trees by now. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday to you!  Thought I'd post a little tag that I made today before starting my weekend errands.  I haven't made too many tags but they are so simple and adds such a  homespun touch to gifts.  I plan to make a whole bunch and add them to my gift giving presents this year.  And what a great way to use these sweet little bears from the Magnolia Little Christmas Collection.  This is Cocco with Present:

I used Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder paper pack for this tag.  Also used a poinsettia and the Old Swedish Lace Magnolia Doohickey die and my sentiment is also by Magnolia.

I hope you liked my tag today!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Magnolia Winter

Hi Everyone!  Whew what a week!  I'm happy to say the electricity is finally restored at my home after the hurricane. 3 days of no electricity is not fun.  Definitely adding a generator to my Christmas list this year. And I'm happy to report that I  have no fall leaves to rake as the winds blew them all away.  Our pool  has suffered the only damage due to the hurricane but it could have been so much worse and my girls are enjoying a week off from school.

Well today I am sharing my "interactive" or "something hidden" card that is our current challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlights this month.  I made a stair step card with a "slider" addition.  Here is my card:

I used several Magnolia images today to create my fun winter scene.  They are:  Tilda in the Mountains, Old Swedish Church, Snowy Tilda, Edwin on SledSki Edwin with SnowflakesWinter Forest (link to mini image), and Edwin Skiing (which doesn't appear to be in stock currently).

I used Ski Edwin with Snowflakes to slide across the front of my card, almost appearing like after he fell he slid a bit.

I cut a thin rectangle and attached a foam pop dot to the back of Edwin, placed it in the slit and underneath the paper and through the slit I attached the button to the back of the foam pop dot.  I guess you can say that is my "hidden" portion of the card as you can obviously see the slit I cut for the slide to work.

Here are a few more pics of my card at different angles.  I also used several dies on this card.  I used Spellbinder snowflake dies, Magnolia Doo Hickey poinsettia die, Memory box landscape die and snowflake border.

Well that's it from me today. I really enjoyed putting this card together using all these fun stamps. I'm loving this Christmas story collection of stamps!  

This last photo is a pic of my pool after the storm we had Monday.  I'm just thankful all these trees that surround my yard didn't fall on our house! Thank you God! Take care and count your blessings, big hugs xx