Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nordic Blues!!

Happy Sunday to you all!  Only 13 days until Christmas--are you ready?  I'm almost done, just a few more gifts to run out and get today with hubby.  We had a great day yesterday at the Grinch ICE Show at the National Harbor.  BRRRR---9 degrees inside and yes everything is made of ice even the slides, but it's so much fun!  We had dinner at the harbor and visited the Gaylord to see the Christmas Tree lighting, caroling and indoor snow (I call it snoap--cuz the snow that falls is made of soap, LOL)--I wouldn't recommend eating it, LOL!  And it wouldn't be complete without a stop at the PEEPS store, you know the yummy marshmallow treats--we like the chocolate covered ones, YUM!!  Then we headed home and watched "Fred Claus" and had some hot cocoa--yum with the COOL WHIP on top, lots of it, hee hee!  We have a busy week getting finished up for Christmas festivities, band concerts and other social activities--yikes!  You can see the ICE slideshow pics below and I'll share our house decorations with you on Tuesday :)

Slideshow Pics: (if you get this by subscription you must come to the website to see these)


-Don't forget about my Holiday Special going on at the Color Me Creative Classroom--if you want to take some online Copic Classes then now's the time to sign up.  You get a year's access to the classes and regular feedback from me to help you along--see the special on the main page HERE!

-If you haven't had a chance to read about my Charity Blog Candy, it's running until Dec. 17th HERE!  We've raised over $1500 so far and rising so I'm so thrilled for the Fisher House Foundation Charity!

I've got the Holiday Blues!! (no not really, lol)

Today I'm sharing some fun holiday tag cards I made on Friday!  I call them tag cards because they work as both a tag and they open up like a card--cool huh?  LOL!  And I used some more of those yummy cute MINI Magnolia stamps from Magnolia-licious--they are super addictive once you use them I tell ya!  So quick to color and so many fun ways to use them!  Check out all the NEW MINI Magnolias HERE--there are new ones that aren't holiday related that are fabulous out now too!!  I seem to be having a BLUE obsession lately, sorry but I love the tones of blues for the holidays--so soft and pretty!  All the papers I used are from my scrap pile including the pcs of cardstock--a good way to clear off the desk, lol!

The first tag card uses two Mini Magnolias "Mini Tilda in Winter Light" and "Mini Santa's Bench"--I colored both with Copics.  Then I cut Tilda out and added her on the bench with a thin dimensional.  The snowflakes were inked with Distress Ink and then I added MS snow glitter to make them super frosty!  The background blue cs was embossed with a CB embossing folder.  I embellished with some twine and Prima flowers.

The second one uses another Mini Magnolia called "Mini Christmas Morning"--one of my favorite holiday stamps to use either big or small!  This time I used a different scrap of patterned paper and made a border trim with a MS border punch.  Then I added my Marianne Designs dies scrolls (love them) and some Primas and Wild Orchid roses/rosebuds.  The background embossing folder is a NEW one by Basic Grey for Sizzix.  I inked and distressed all my papers as well--I like the vintage look.  The mat behind the image is SB's nestability "Beaded Ovals" and I added small blue pearls to it for some pretty bling!

Even though these stamps are super small and mini you can still add product on them just like you would with the larger images.  I added stickles and diamond glaze to both of my images--it just adds another element of beauty to them me thinks!

This is what they look like from the side---I punched a hole thru the top corner of each card and knotted some twine thru it so you could tie it to a bag or package.  And it opens up so you can add a nice sentiment and message for your recipient!  These card tags measure 3.5x5.5"!

Hope you enjoyed this post and hope you are having a fabulous Sunday!  For those in Wisconsin and out west, I hope the snow lets up and you're keeping warm!


  1. These ae beautiful Suzanne and those blues are gorgeous!

  2. So pretty and adorable cards, Suzanne.
    Love the foto's.

  3. Great pics Suzanne! And those little maggie's are adorable.

  4. I absolutely love this tag cards that you created! I love the blue theme for Christmas/Winter! The first Magnolia Stamp that I will own is the one that I won here at your blog! I can't wait to try it out! The pictures for the Grinch's Ice Show are awesome! So far so good on the snow... it APPEARS to have let up! Michael is on his way out to shovel and snowblow again! LOL! Have a wonderful Sunday! Happy Creating! Sara

  5. Suzanne I love your little tag cards so pretty love the blues as well. thanks for sharing the ice pictures that is just amazing what they can do so glad you had a great time.

  6. So wonderful cards Suzanne,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Beautiful tags, in blue, Suzanne! You always take things just a bit farther and make them special :o)
    Looks like the ice show was really something to see. What wonderful memories for your family.
    Hugs, Candy

  8. Suzanne sweetie these ar beautiful!! Loving the blues myself for Christmas and a new favorite is pink for Christmas!! LOL

    Wishing you a wonderful week sweetie!!
    hugs, Janiel

  9. Suzanne, these are so adorable! I love blue, so there's never too much for me. I love that you made your tags as a card as well and the twine is such a pretty accent.

  10. Beautiful shabby look on these tag cards Suzanne. They are awesome and cute!!

  11. I do love those mini Maggies Suzanne and you can do so much with them but wonder if I can, LOL. Love your blues and the twine. Also love the pictures of you and the family at the Grinch Ice show.. so sweet to see a family enjoying themselves like that.. and so sweet of you to share the pictures with us.. I felt like I was there and I am in the south, but it is cold out side... love each and every picture..
    Hugs, Jean

  12. Oh too cute!
    These are so sweet Suzanne. Fab job.
    Hugs Maz

  13. Love your card tags, all the glitter and embellishments are so pretty! We went to the Grinch show on Thanksgiving~it was SO cute :) Long line, but worth it!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Great way to showcase these adorable mini Tilda's! Your talent is amazing!!

  15. Your tags are simply adorable! I love all of the flourishes and details!
    Hugs, Lisa A

  16. You have done such a beautiful job coloring those minis! I love the cards you created with them. Very shabby chic! hugs, Angela :)

  17. Gorgeous! I just started to play with my minis and this is inspiring!

  18. Great you I sooo dislike the cold. I may get locked in at home tomorrow due to cold and snow's the price you pay to live out in the country. I love it way out here!

    The tag/card are precious...I love those ity bity stamps!

  19. oh they are adorable and you did a wonderful job colouring these tiny little images. :) Gorgeous cards too. Good luck on the shopping! hugs xxoo

  20. Hi Suzanne!!!Love all your beautiful coloring as always.
    Thanks for sharing your pitcures
    of you and your family always
    enjoying seeing them
    Hugs from Texas

  21. GOOOOORRRRRGEOUS tags, Suzanne! OMGosh! They are soooooo cute!!!

    Loved the ICE pics! Looks like you all had a FABulous time!

    Happy Huggies ~

  22. I love your tags, they are soo cute!!Your pictures of your family outing are really nice, everyone looks like they are having a great time.

  23. No that's a neat idea - a tag that opens into a card - beautiful work Suzanne, as always.

  24. Hey absolutely adorable!! I love them and white are my fave Christmas colors!! You are crazy talented, young lady!!! Hugs! Pat Frank

  25. These are so beautiful, I love everything about them. I wish I had longer to nose around your blog, I'll just have to come back another time, Dee


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

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