Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Tag Blog Hop Fun!!

Hi all & Happy Thursday to you all!  I don’t know where you are in the world but I can tell you RIGHT NOW….it is COLD BRRRRRRRRR here in VA this week, yowzers.  I’m not liking it much at all…so for those that love the cold, well pfffflllllttttt to you and I shall GIFT you with it ALL ok? hahahhahaa I’m sooooo NOT a winter type of girl in any way.  My muscles do poorly and everything hurts more and I don’t move as fast…I HATE that part most…so much to do and not enough energy some days ugh.  But I AM looking forward to the holidays…I have about 75% of my shopping all done and will start pulling out rest of Christmas decorations tomorrow if I can.  I hope to have it all done by Monday…12 trees (3 outside), outside decorations up and stockings hung by the fireplace LOL..we shall see how it all goes.  There is always the “lights burnt out”, “ornament breaking”, “cat’s in the boxes” fun to deal with every year so I’m never sure how it will all go.  But for me putting each tree up is special…the ornaments EACH tell a story and I enjoy the process (minus the lights…lighting a tree the way I like it takes me forever).  Saturday after Alexa takes her SATs we hope to go the Christmas tree farm and get our real trees…last year we had a 13 ft tree in our family room..I had to stand on top of a ladder to do top, I didn’t like that LOL.  So I’m going for 11- 12 ft this year Smile

For those that know, my daughter Alexa sings in different choruses and she made the All County Chorus again this year.  I was in Canada teaching so I missed it (sniff sniff) but hubby taped it and I bought the CD to listen to.  Well they did a version of “Unchained Melody” that was BEYOND fabulous…gave me chills.  And this is girls from many different high schools that get together for ONE DAY of practice together before the concert the next day…amazing right?  So if you like that song or good music…take a listen to them below, it gives me chills to listen to and I adore this song so much (any shaking of camera, well you can blame the hubster LOL) Enjoy!

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Magnolia-licious Holiday Challenge & Blog Hop
So BOTH the Magnolia-licious Sr. DT & Challenge Team are joining forces today for a mega-holiday-blog-hop for you all!  Everyone has created some fun “Interactive Holiday Tags” … so that means the tags make the recipient DO something fun LOL!  
Shake, rattle, roll…pop, fizzle…wiggle, giggle…open, shut, pull!!  
And of course we wouldn’t do a Holiday Blog Hop without some holiday FUN for everyone!  So there are TWO WAYS TO PLAY TO WIN!!!
 
(all details are at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog as well—and you can do both challenges if you'd like)
 
** Count the Candy Canes – each DT gal has put a certain # of candy canes in their FIRST, MAIN PROJECT PIC! The candy canes all look the same and they have been digitally added.  Keep a count as you hop to each DT blog of how many & email them to me by Dec 29th at sjdean0574@yahoo.com for a chance to win a $50 GC to Magnolia-licious
**Tag Challenge – want to play along?  Well create a Holiday Tag of your own & enter it HERE by Dec. 29th!  One winner will get a $50 GC to Magnolia-licious!

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Let It Snow!!

If you came from my friend Janiel’s blog then you are on the right track…make sure to scroll to bottom when you’re done here to see who to hop to next ok? 

The base of my tag is a large, manila Ranger tag…I liked the stability it gave to the rest of my accents & papers.  The paper is by Bo-Bunny “Powder Mountain” (10% off) – I ADORE the colors & patterns in this paper pad.  I decided it was EDWIN TIME…lol…he doesn’t always get as much love as Tilda so I wanted to use him.  He reminds me so much of my son when he was younger (and smaller…sigh…all 6’3 “ of him now) with his curly hair and pudgy cheeks.  So I used super cute “Ski Edwin with Snowflakes”…he’s perfect for the holidays and COLD wintry weather dontcha’ think?  <see all the fab Christmas Story Magnolia stamps HERE>


Its hard to tell from my pics but the Let it Snow is a snow-shaker box that tips from side to side…the whole box tips as you move the tag!  The “Let It Snow” was cut with my Cameo machine and then I glued it on white cs…created a foam-pop-up frame with a transparency cover and added some snow inside.  It tips from side to side with that “old but goody penny trick” LOL!  AND Edwin wobbles…he wobbles around on his bum LOL…I used those fab WOBBLE accents to make him do that (see below).  So the tag does a couple of things which I think would be fun for any recipient.  The large white, snowy trees were cut with my Cameo as well from white shimmer cs by PTI then I added some of my fave MS snow glitter to my trees and pop them up with pop dots.  The snowflakes are all a mix of MS & EK Success snowflake punches with Stickles & snow glitter added.  The white sprays are from a wedding supply store online..I liked the extra pop they gave!


Cutie pie “Ski Edwin with Snowflakes” was colored with Copics: B18,B28,B24,B21 / E59,E25,E31,E50,E35 / E11,E00,R20 / C9,C5,C3.  I added white Doodlebug flock to his furry trim on his clothing & cap. I had to add a bit of snow to the bottom of his bum and skis…hey he fell in the snow right? LOL!


This is the snow shaker box that tips side-2-side…I filled it with MS snow glitter & circle glitter.  I love shaker boxes…who doesn’t love a little shake-rattle-and-roll!!

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This is a Wobble…it has 2 sticky ends and a plastic spring in between so it will make things on your projects wiggle & wobble around.  So much fun and so easy to use!  My tag is pretty large so it would be great as a gift tag, just a holiday card OR a fun holiday door hanger…yep I’m hanging mine down in my rec-room since my Christmas trees down there are all in blues and whites Smile


That’s it from me…now you need to go see what holiday-awesomeness

Make sure to end your hop at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog as well when you are all done!  Thanks everyone!

41 comments:

  1. WOW Suzanne!!!! He's adorable and your colouring is amazing! Hugs, brigitte

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  2. Just love this fun card Suzanne.. I have been wanting to use those wobbles for a while, too, so you have inspired me!! Love the blues and those trees are perfect! xxx Ann Marie

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  3. Congratulations to your daughter!

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  4. Morning...Just wanted to give you a heads up about an upcoming music awards show that has your idol Luke Bryan on it. Know it doesn't replace the real thing but hey a fix is a fix. Hope it warms up there but somehow I doubt it. Sorry. Stay warm and don't work too hard. he he......

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  5. Forget to add that I watched the video and you were correct....they were fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. You are so right!! What a fun tag for someone (me) to get!! ;)..and such a brilliant idea..to make a shaker tag! So darn sweet Suzanne!

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  7. Very creative! I love the shake, rattle and roll idea and of course your coloring is fabulous!
    Hugs and happy decorating!

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  8. your tag is beautiful I am a sucker for a good shaker card!! I love the blues that you chose I just got those papers in the mail! Can't wait to use them!! Your coloring is amazing!!

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  9. I'm so glad you used Edwin! He just doesn't get as much exposure as Tilda and is just as cute! I love your shaker tag, Suz! It is a delightful tag. I'm going to have to check out that paper. I love the Edwin. I love the blues. I love the entire project!

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  10. Such an adorable tag Suzanne.
    Lovely coloring and the design is awesome with the shaker sentiment. i love the white sprays. it looks like falling snow. Great coloring.
    Hugs Maz

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  11. Just an adorable tag, love how you used the wobble and the trees are wonderful. I need to tell you how many candy canes but I'm not sure where I'm to tell you.
    Hugs

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  12. gorgeous! I love blue, and I love this!

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  13. Oh my. Such a cute interactive tag.

    I love the colors you used, the coloring, the glittery accents, and of course the interactive effects.

    Very cool.

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  14. Oh, he's just too adorable! I love the trees and the white spritz just really pop right off the tag! No one puts things together quite like you! And I love the shaker box! What a great addition. You are the Queen of sparkle! Just love him!

    Hugs,

    Susan

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  15. Your tag is stunning! So beautiful and in my favorite color blue. I love this Edwin, just got him in the mail today from Diana. Love your awesome coloring and design Suzanne.

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  16. Edwin looks like he is having a good time,love your card.

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  17. I love your shaker tag, Suzanne! It very beautiful tag.

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  18. Oh how I can't agree more with you about shaker boxes. Your card is really darling.



    Sabrina

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  19. Love your shaker box Suzanne ! Beautifully done tag !

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  20. Oh, Suzanne! What a beautiful presentation of the Unchained Melody. Too bad that knot of hair was in front of Alexa :-(( Thank you for sharing the video with us.
    Huggeroonies,
    Kathy

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  21. Thanks for sharing that beautiful rendition on Unchained Melody, you weren't kidding when you said it gave you chills. I am sorry you weren't able to be there personally, but at least you have this video...damn buns!
    Oh, your tag ain't bad either, lol! Actually it's gorgeous.:)S

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  22. What a fun interactive tag and fun embellishments on it Suzanne. I really wanted to give it a shake and wheel the cute Edwin, lol :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  23. Tell your daughter that the song was amazing. Great job girls and love the song.
    The tag is adorable. Will have to get a wobble. LOL Edna

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  24. Soooo stinkin' CUTE, Suzanne! Love the whole design and the beautiful blue and white! And LOVE shaker boxes!! :)
    hugs, Sharon

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  25. Gorgeous coloring and tag love the
    wobble he looks like he is skying
    right out of the tag....too cute
    Linda

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  26. Love the idea of Edwin on the wobble. Soooo fun!!! Can't go wrong with shaker cards either! The pearl sprays add a great touch for this adorable tag Suzanne! You always have such wonderful ideas!

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  27. Great tag Suzanne, love all the little details,
    TFS

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  28. Amazing singing and gorgeous tag. I wish I could send you some of our hot weather from Oz!!

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous tag Suzanne! Love the shaker box element you added to your creation. Brilliant and beautifully colored and designed. hugs, Angela

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  30. Fabulous tag, Suzanne. Love these little wobbles. Edwin looks awesome and love the festive winter theme.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  31. A really gorgeous tag, Suzanne. Fabulous design. I haven't heard of wobble before--something else for me to try. Looks like so much fun. Love those pearly sprays.
    Hugs,
    Norma

    The choir sound fabulous. A dozen trees to decorate? Yikes! Looking forward to the pictures when they're done.

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  32. Very lovely tag with Edwin Suzan, love the winter scenery with the nice trees, Wonderful! Hugs.

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  33. Adorable tag and yes you are correct. Edwin just doesn't get as much love as Tilda but you've definitely given him some love today. This is just too cute. Love the shake and wobbles and very appropriate for this cutie.

    On another note. Your daughters chorus was just beautiful. Hard to believe they only practiced together for a day. Gave me goosebumps listening to them.

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  34. This is such a fun tag Suzanne, wonderful wintery colours and I love Edwin's wobble. Some one is going to have fun with this. lol.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  35. An adorable tag! Love that you made it wobble.

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  36. WOW! Gorgeous tag. Love what you did with the pearl embellishments.

    Karen

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  37. Beautiful :)
    Hugs
    Lisa
    http://dreamtimedesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. Oooh! this is beautiful! I love the tag!!

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  39. I LOVE THIS! But I love all your work. LOL! I`m finally getting a chance to finish the hop. A little late but I wanted to see what everyone did. Thanks for your lovely comment. Gosh those trees are just gorgeous and thanks for the tip on how to color the bottom of his ski`s. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs!

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  40. This is just beautiful Suzanne
    Hugs Julie P

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  41. A gorgeous creation!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Melanie

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

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