Oh boy did you all enjoy Football Sunday yesterday? Oh the Dean household can get really loud on Sundays, LOL, REALLY LOUD! There was lots of shouting and screaming watching the Ravens, Bills and Redskins game—our fave teams!! Nail-biter of a game for the Redskins that is for sure—OMG I was having a hissy fit hee hee! The ‘Skins may not do well but a true ‘Skins fan stays a ‘Skins fan thru the bad, bad and good no matter what!! No changing of allegiance in our family (minus Alexa cuz she doesn’t count the darn ‘Skins hater that she is lol). We have ‘Skins that live in our neighborhood, ‘Skins park is 15 mins away and hey Chris Cooley is a potter—yep a potter with his own studio here in Leesburg, how about that? Me love them ‘Skins even if we missed the darn field goal, didn’t slam Tony Romo down more and lost the game by 3 points. My permanent mantra is…”there’s always next year”…sigh!! LOL!
Ok now we gotta get down to business and there is A LOT going on today for y’all to see & participate in! And I have a lot of pics too and TWO different projects but I have to say I had a ball creating them both!!
-Make sure to read to the END of my post...I'm just sayin' LOL!
-Hey did you know I have a Magnolia project in the current CardMaker magazine that I did for Magnolia-licious? Yeppers I do—some Christmas tags I made last year are in there with directions on how to make them too and I used the Minis!!
Today our Blog Hop features holiday projects using BOTH the Unwrapped & Wrapped Tilda stamps from Magnolia-licious to help jumpstart your inspiration & creative juices.
And we have a FUN CONTEST FOR YOU TOO called “Count the Snowflakes”---you just need to know how to count!! Yep you gotta count snowflakes in each of the DT’s first/main project photo on their blog---the snowflake image looks like the one below (and they will be all sized differently)! All details on how to play and what you can win are on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog and you have until Dec. 18th to play!
The shadow box was made by creating a simple 3x3 box that is 1.25” thick and then backed by a Spellbinder die for a doily-looking back. The papers I used are all from MME “Lost & Found Christmas”. The top border was made with a MS border punch and topped with a gold bow & cute Mini Wrapped Tilda.
So you gotta have a Christmas tree right for a great holiday scene? My tree is actually an older Magnolia stamp, I stamped it and cut the top off to make it small and then layered different green Flower Soft on it for texture. The wreath is a circle made of cs and cut out spellbinders and then more Flower Soft layered on top. The ornaments are all pearls and then the wreath got a tiny gold bow. The presents I made as well out of cs and paper and topped with paper bows. The back wall is patterned paper too, like a muted red wallpaper (I didn’t want it to detract from the scene). The window was done with the Magnolia Mini Romantic Window –I just cut the shutters and window box off. Then I colored it with Copics to give a night sky effect and added white snowflakes with a white Sharpie and then Diamond Glaze to make it all shiny. The fireplace is a digi stamp from Make It Crafty that I made really small, colored with Copics and added a green garland with more Flower Soft (fire is coated with stickles). Even the rug was made with Spellbinders and patterned paper—the hardwood floors were made by using a cream cs and then swiping a brown dew drop inkpad down it in stripes! And then cute Mini Unwrapped Tilda is sitting on the floor opening a present on Christmas Eve night in front of a warm fire and glow of holiday lights!!
And sweet "Mini Wrapped Tilda” tops off the Christmas Eve scene sitting on top nestled in the gold bow! She’s colored with Copics and accented with gold Stickles.
Next up is a wintry scene using a NEW Mini “Tilda with Snow Heart” and a clear plastic globe ornament (bought for $0.50 at my craftstore). I bought some mini snow-covered trees from my craft store as well to use in this. The key to making everything stick in place was the awesome Helmar Liquid ScrapDots (globs of it that dry clear and hold chunk stuff like this—its awesome).
This picture shows the inside of the ornament with the front half taken off—after taking pics I super-glued the two halves together so it doesn’t accidentally come apart on the tree (when my kitties attack lol). The snow is a mix of cottonballs (ripped & puffed up) and then I added some MS Snow Glitter so when the ornament is shaken the snow drifts as well. Hard to see but the back side of the globe got a few spritzes of Smooch Shimmer spray in silver for more sparkly goodiness!
The sentiment is from PTI set onto a tag die from Spellbinders and then I added some more MS Snow Glitter around the sentiment to make it frosty!
And for those that read this far....Holiday BLOG CANDY from me...hee hee!
Win both of these mini's, a pack of 6x6 holiday paper from MME, and some Prima flowers & a surprise from me by leaving your name in links below! Yep its that easy--do it by Nov. 26th!