Well a happy middle of the week to you all AND Happy December 1st!! Just two more days till the weekend--yay--the first weekend of December! Only a few more weekends to get all your shopping, visiting, decorating, and baking done--is it stressing you? LOL--it sure is me! I'm finishing up some projects today and some more decorating and then I have to run out and do errands. Then Alexa has a basketball game she feels she needs to be at tonite too, lol! All in a day's work huh--ever feel like you are chasing your own tail every day (yeppers that's me)! But I always tell myself its better to be busy than dead, right? Oh MY, lol!! Okay--this is a LONG POST so make sure to make it all the way thru, lol!
So I have a MINI BLOG CANDY to give away today cuz I want to---you'll have to WAIT FOR THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT POST on Friday for the BIG 'UN though, hee hee! I have a pack of the Sizzix Basic Grey holiday embossing folders in Powdered Sugar/Snowglobe (see here--they work just like the Cuttlebug ones), a bag of ribbon, and the super sweet "Secret Tilda" from Magnolia-licious! What do you have to do by Saturday--answer the below question for me on this post!
**Don't forget the Holiday Special I have going on thru Jan. 4th at the Color Me Creative Classroom--on all the Copic Classes! They make great gifts too! See the main site for details HERE!
First we have the letter "S" with cute "Tilda Skating"--she's one of my fave stamps and I taught how to color her in my Copic Classes this fall. All the colors on the images coordinate for a blended & matchy look (BG23,BG11,BG10/V17,V15,V12,V00/C9,C7,C5,C3,C1,C00). She's actually skating on the "Sea Background Pond" stamp that I transformed into a winter wonderland -- another way to stretch your stamp collection. I added some winter trees (they are an older Magnolia stamp, but Winter Forest would work just as well). I put diamond glaze on the pond with stickles on top for a glittery, icy look!
Then next up we have "Chilly Tilda" (Diana is out of her currently but Tilda on Kicksled is similar) and I have her sitting the Magnolia "large sled". Doesn't she look like she's shivering--awww! She has Sparkly Fluff on all her fur trim and diamond glaze on her snow boots! The snow in the background is made with my fave MS Snow Glitter! The background snowflakes are a Magnolia stamp as well
MINI Edwin on Sled here :) He has Doodlebug white flock (25% off right now) on his fur trim (no sparkles for this boy)!! Sorry for the glare on the glass here!
For my second "Letter" project I created a joyful ornament for the Christmas Tree! Boy, I had a heck of a time getting a good picture of this project for you! I wish you could see how shiny & sparkly it is in real life--so pretty! Most of you know I go Christmas-CRAZY and put up 11 trees in and outside of my home so I'm always in need of more decorations! And I could not WAIT to use those cute NEW Mini Magnolia stamps--you can see the whole collection at Magnolia-licious HERE!
To make this ornament I took 3 chipboard letters and did a fun foil treatment on them using TonerTex glue and foils in silver and gold. I wanted a burnished look so I mixed up where I added each of the colors and once that was done I added a thin layer of stardust stickles to the entire word. To join the letters together I made cs brackets and attached them with Scor-Tape so they stay together tight and then added the gold cording for a hanger. The Lil' Angel was colored with Copics and then I added Stickles to her wings, socks and wand for more fun sparkle! Isn't she a cutie? And these mini's are PERFECT for ornaments and holiday tags!
I've still got a few more Christmas trees to put up (11 in total) but thought I'd share our formal living room tree with you since it's the tree that has the new ornament above on it :) **And yes that's my cairn pup Baylee peeking at you on the couch, hee hee, she loves to sit there and look out the window!!** I call this my white and gold tree and it has all my Precious Moments ornaments and all of our "vacation & trip" ornaments. Whenever we go anywhere I always pick up an ornament with the date and location so when I put this tree up it gives me sweet memories of all the places our family has visited together! I even have ornaments for local places like the annual White House ornament and the zoo--makes it extra special to us! I'll share the rest of the decorations with you all next week once everything is done!
Enjoy your day and make sure to stop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Here to see the rest of the DT's projects and to join in as well!