Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Joy To The World!!

Hello friends & Happy Hump Day & Thanksgiving Eve to you all!  For those that celebrate Thanksgiving--are you traveling or having dinner at your house?  I'm thankful that my brother is having Thanksgiving this year, because I am woefully behind, hee hee.  I'm not a huge fan of Thanksgiving I have to admit (gasp--sorry but I'm not, lol)--it's more of a holiday to get thru to get to my favorite holiday--Christmas!  I do enjoy the food & being with my family, but if the holiday went away I wouldn't be sad about it!  And I am NOT a Black Friday shopper either (are u disappointed hee hee)--ugh--I hate massive crowds of people, totally gives me an anxiety attack--so going out spending hours waiting in lines & looking for parking is just not my cup of tea!  Instead, hubby & I are going to Washington, DC to see the Broadway show "Jersey Boys" on Friday---THAT I'm definitely looking forward to.  My parents are keeping the kids and we'll have a nice dinner & see a great show--I'm super excited!  Then we'll return home on Saturday to "hunt" down our 2 live trees that we put up along with 8 fake trees!  We get our trees from the same wonderful Xmas Tree farm every year & it's always fun--my favorite thing to do in the cold (umm..the only thing I enjoy doing in the cold, lol)!!  So I'll have lots of pictures for you next week!  I've got 3 trees up already, so 7 more to go along with the outside decorations---slowly getting there but enjoying each moment of it!!  So wherever you are & whatever you're doing for the holiday--I hope it's a safe, happy & joyful occasion for you & your family!!  (I will have posts up on Friday & Saturday for you that I've pre-posted if you're bored & want to stop by!)



NewsBitz:

-My Blog Candy Winner from the Magnolia-licious "Accessories Make the Card" Blog Hop is....Jessica G of "Jess' Obsession"!!  Congrats Jess!  Email me for details on how to claim your goodies :o)!!!!

-I will be having a Crafter's Holiday Open House on December 5th at my home from noon until 5 pm!! If you are in the area & would like to come I'd love to have you---just a fun way to meet other crafters nearby, chat & have some holiday sweets! I will be having a Mitten/Hat Giving Tree, so if you'd like to bring a hat and/or mittens for a child under age 12 that would be fab! I will be donating all of them to the local Shelter for Domestic Violence Sufferer's Children! If you think you'd like to come just email me and let me know, and I can send you my addy!! It's sure to be a fun time--so just drop by for an hour or three!!

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Joy To The World


My first card today uses quite a few Magnolia stamps from Magnolia-licious that I've been wanting to use together for awhile now to make a Christmas card!  I paired up this "Tilda with Bell" with this "Clock w/ Separate Hands" and the "Side Wall" to create a wintry scene (Diana is out of the Tilda with Bell, but she might be getting some in, but this scene would be cute with this "Tilda w/ Hood" as well).  I used some fun papers from My Minds Eye (from last year's collection)--I love the orangey reds & blues in these papers and the sentiment is from PTI's "Winter Swirls" set.  The snowy crystal hills & accents were done with MS Snow Glitter and the thicker snow on the windows, along the building & clock was done with DecoArt Snow Writer.  Both the bell, clock face & window got a nice coat of diamond glaze for a glassy effect!



All of the images were colored with Copics (Tilda--R08,R05,R02,BG75,BG72,BG11,BG10/Bricks--E19,E18,E17,E13).  Her boots & hat got some stardust Stickles and her fur trimmings got some of my fave Sparkle Fluff!  Lots of texture on this card and I also added some flatback snowflake buttons to the scene topping each with a pearl (Kaiser Bliss).


Just a side-view to show you all the dimension on this card!  Pop-Dots & Scor-Tape are a girls best friend I tell ya!!  Hope you liked this card today---this one is headed off to someone special for Christmas!!

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Lil' Christmas Mouse Packages


As soon as I saw this lil' mouse (Mouse with Sign) from I Brake For Stamps I knew I had to have him--visions of ideas were swimming thru my head, LOL!  Since the sign he's holding is blank, he's perfect for so many ideas (baby showers, birthday favors, napkin rings, etc), but today I've made him a Christmas Mouse!  I stamped some sentiments from PTI's "Holiday Treats" set on his sign and created these lil' cards using ALL SCRAPS from my scrap bin (yes, yes I really did--I think the striped glittered dp is from Imaginisce).  He's colored with Copics, but let's all stop & say "Awww, how cute is he?" all together, LOL!  I created a couple of quick & cute holiday packages that are perfect for quick gifts for your kid's bus driver, the postal carrier, teachers or kids--anyone would love a bag of fresh (or store bought, hee hee) cookies or candies!!



I used Tin Tie Frosted bags for both of my projects, this is the smaller size & they're from PTI--I love them and they come in packs of 10, perfect for packing up holiday gifts!  I filled this one up with candies (chocolate is ALWAYS a great gift) and created a small 3x3 card, matching gift envelope & bag topper using all the same supplies from my Scrap Bin!!


This is the larger sized Tin Tie Frosted Bag from PTI--perfect sized for fresh baked goodies like cookies or muffins!  The bag toppers are super easy to create--for this kind I just layered my cs & dp and attached with Scor-Tape to the front of the bag (the ribbon was wrapped around & tied with the card attached & then a bow made w/ my Bow Easy attached to it).  So there are a couple of cute AND quick ideas for holiday packaging this season!  (If you need, have to have, must get this cutie pie mouse stamp remember to use the Coupon Code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your ENTIRE order!!!)

Hope you & yours have a fabulous holiday & don't forget to stop back by on Friday & Saturday for some new projects!! 



26 comments:

  1. wow suzanne ,i am speechless so much beautiful cards and projects love it, big hugs christa

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  2. Your Tilda christmas card is so pretty, I love the colors you've used for her and that mouse is soo cute. Love both your cards! :o) Angela

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  3. Hi Suzanne, These are both so cute. I love the scene with the magnolia...She is just precious....AHHHH for the little mouse.lol...You are right no one could resist him.. Thanks for letting me know about the followers on your blog..I really thought I was a dweeb.lol..Of corse one could point out that I was a dweeb for NOT noticing that you did not have it there before...lol...Oh well I can live with my dweebdom...haha...Have a great time in D.C. sounds so fun..I am glad that you still post..You can believe that tomorrow is my treat day to take my time a visit all of my favs. without rushing to get me & the kids off for the day..Happy Thanksgiving. Lisa G

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  4. The Tilda card is just beautiful!!! I love the colors and all the background stamps. The little mouse really is cute and does look like you could use it for various special occasions. Hope you have fun in DC...I'm looking forward to spending time with my out of town daughter that will be here.

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  5. Your Joy to the World card is just delish, Suzanne! I love all of the dimension, pearly accents & snowy glitter. Makes you definitely think of winter……..bbbbbbrrrrrrrr
    Little Christmas Mouse is as sweet as can be. What a darling little face. And holding such yummy goodies too.
    Your work is always so inspiring. Enjoy your holiday (even if it’s not your favorite) & I’m with you on black Friday……….no way! LOL
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  6. Oooooooooooh....fabulous!!! I love everything about it and the coloring and details are spectacular!! TFS!

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  7. They are all beautiful! You do such wonderful work. Wish I could come to you open house and see all those trees, but western PA is a little for to travel from. Hope you have a great time.

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  8. Suzanne! This is just a gorgeous card, lots of work you did on it!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  9. WOW! That's one amazing card! It would be a gift in itself!

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  10. What an adorable card! I love how you used all the different stamps to create a scene and the snowflake buttons are a great touch.

    The treat bags are too cute! Love that little mouse!

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  11. ONGosh, the first card is out of this world stunning!!!! Love the effect the crystal effect gives on the bell and clock...your coloring is GORGEOUS as always and the snow on the ledges and pavers..so realistic looking....LOVE this card. The gift set is way cool. The cute little mouse card and those chocolates and cookies in those bags are such a nice idea. Enjoy your trip to DC and the time with your DH. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hugs, Sabrina

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  12. Oh my goodness, I love that little mouse! He looks adorable on the tag and comes with cookies, too? Perfect!!

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  13. Suzanne, Your Maggie card is just beautiful. I love the scene you have pieced together beautifully and all the wonderful glitter & textures are wonderful. Your gift bags are adorable too. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your show & tree shopping.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  14. Suzanne, love the cards.

    You will love Jersey Boys. I saw it in September. Absolutely fabulous.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love all of your projects. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Smiles,

    Brandi

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  16. Oh I love that winter scene with Tilda and her bell. The red and blue really looks great together and thank you for posting the colors you used...helps me alot! Your little mouse card is also cute and so are scrumptious goodies in those bags! Happy Thanksgiving! Cami

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  17. Adorable projects, Suzanne!! Love those PTI bags....I have some & have never used them....have to get them out of storage to remember that I HAVE them, lol! My friend just went to see Jersey Boys & had a fantastic time, so enjoy!! I'm not a Black Friday shopper either....but I do love Thanksgiving...even more than Xmas, which goes lower on my list of favorite holidays every year, lol. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Wow awesome card/project both are just Stunning!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  19. Wow awesome card/project both are just Stunning!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  20. So adorable card and lovely goodiebags!!!

    Hugs

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  21. Wow Suzanne absolutely amazing,t he colours you have dont the tilda in are so beautiful, you are so clever you know and Ilove viviting your blog huggies June xxxxx

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  22. LOVE that tilda card!!! WOW. That totally captures a perfect winter night! :D

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  23. Your winter card is fantastic... I have a question, please can you answer it. I have read several of the blogs that use copic markers and I also used copic markers They talk about adding Stickles to there art work and everytime I add stickles to my work with copic markers with turns a blackish grey color. What are you doing???? Also can you tell me a little more about Sparkle Fluff I have never heard of it and it looks interesting. My email address is stampqueen00@hotmail.com
    thank you for your time.

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  24. Oh my heavens Suzanne! these are amazing. First, your coloring on that Tilda card is flat out stunning and those cute little mousies -ahhh... Hugs,

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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