Friday, December 11, 2009

Santa's Lil' Helper!!

Hello & a Happy Friday to ya!!  Are you excited it's the weekend already?  I sure am--this week has totally worn me out emotionally, mentally & physically I tell ya!  Thankfully we don't have much going on this week, but I DID talk hubby into taking us all to New York City for a few days (well, we're trying to plan it anywho) and stopping in Pennsylvania so I can meet Pioneer Woman---wahooo!  An early Christmas present for me for sure---isn't he the best hubby in the whole world :o)  I love New York City at Christmastime even if you do freeze your buns off, hee hee!  It will be a nice getaway for us before the holiday--we all need a lil' mental health break right now I think!  And I LOVE reading everyone's holiday traditions---how wonderful to read all the different & special ways you celebrate with loved ones--it really picked up my spirit yesterday!!  Hubby has off today so we'll probably go to lunch & finish up those last minute stocking stuffer gifts today while the kids are in school & then I will be all done--yay!


-You have until tonight at 11 pm (EST) to enter my Fun "Traditions" Blog Candy Giveaway---just leave a comment on yesterday's post HERE telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is!  One lucky commenter will win a few of my fave products for commenting.  And next week I'll have another larger Blog Candy giveaway as my Xmas gift to you!!

-On Sunday, December 12th there will be a fun Blog Hop for the NEW Gina K Designs Card Club DT--so don't forget to stop by to hop along!!

-Tomorrow I will have a NON-Christmas-y post for ya for those that are tired of all the Christmas projects--hee hee!

Happy Holidays!

Oh how I adore these My Mind's Eye holiday papers from their "Colorful Christmas" collection--love the whimsical feel & colors of them all!  And paired with this lil' cutie "Santa's Lil' Helper" from Magnolia-licious--isn't she just a doll? (looks like she may be out of stock at the moment at Magnolia-licious, but a few others that would be super cute for this are "Wrapped Tilda" & "Jolly Tilda" or "Edwin Santa's Helper")!!   I created a fun lil' treat holder to go along with this as well--easy to make & a link to the directions are below!

The layout is for this card is this week's Mojo Monday Challenge #116--it's a real fun one!  Tilda is colored with Copics (will get back to you on the colors but the blues are B02,B01,B00).  The sentiment from PTI's "Signature Christmas" was embossed in white.  I had some cs cut-out snowflakes from the paper collection so I added a few with dimensionals & added some stickles for sparkle (stickles on her stockings & apron trim too)!  The bow was made with my Bow-Easy tool of course :o)  Her fur trim has a nice coating of Sparkly Fluff--love that stuff!

The treat holder was made with my Nestabilities Labels 8 die--my friend Tosh has a quick tutorial on making these right HERE.  I made mine one size smaller because I just wanted to fit money inside but this would hold small candies or jewelry as well.  Really easy to make & I love the shape!

She's a real cutie isn't she?  Love her!! 

I'll be back tomorrow with a non-Christmasy gift set for ya!!  Have a fabulous Friday!


  1. What a cute card and project! Love the non-traditional DP colors and how you colored Tilda.

    I was thinking of you and your hubby yesterday and hope the healing can begin.

  2. Suzanne what a adorable card and money holder! This little Tilda is just a doll and I love how you have colored her! Thanks for sharing how to make the little gift holder I love that.
    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas as you continue to heal from the loss of your loved ones.

  3. Super cute card and I LOVE that gift holder...GREAT colors! I saw that on Tosh's blog. TOOOO cool!

    Have fun meeting Ree!

  4. What a sweet little Christmas card and money holder!! I too think she is just adorable!! Love the non-traditional colors you used!!
    Oh and I loved looking at all your christmas decorations!! SO beautiful!! It only took you 5 or days!!!! It would take me at least a month!!

  5. What a fun card. Love the colors and all the circles.

  6. Hi Suzanne, I think this is so cute. I just have to try out the money holder. She is so cute, and I love this paper. Might have to get me
    I am so glad you guys will be able to get away for the weekend. Sounds like a great idea, and what better way to get over a loss than than to spend time with the best gift you have ever been given in life, your family. Take care, and have a safe trip to New York. Lisa

  7. Hi Suzanne,
    Love the card and holder. Have a wonderful time in New York. I lived in New Jersey for many years, and always loved this time of year!

  8. Hi Suzanne..Love this Tilda!! Your colors are wonderful. The gift holder is really cute may be lifting that for my presents. Hope you all have a relaxing weekend I'm sure you can use it!!!

  9. Hi Suzanne, WOW!!!! I love your card!!! That Tilda looks so darn cute! I love her coloring, very watercolory. And the treat holder is so clever! Congrats!


  10. Super cute, Suzanne! Just love that little Tilda and how she's sitting in the circle! Great money holder too! Love the bright, fun colors!! Great job! hugs!

  11. Very cheerful. Love the bright colors and Tilda looks super cute and sweet sitting there!

  12. She's such a cutie! She looks so fresh, crisp with her colors. Love the look of the Sparkly Fluff.

  13. Cute card.And the colors that you used are completely different from what we are use to in christmas (red/green). I have those papers but I had no idea how to use them. Now I know.
    Hugs, Line

  14. OH this is SWEET! Love the colors they are so fun and girly. What a cyte box! Just adorable!

  15. another fabulous set by YOU!
    Dontcha just love this fun paper?! Tilda looks adorable!

  16. A beautiful card and money holder.
    your colouring is superb. Love all the colours you ahve used.
    will definitely try the money holder as a gift.
    Hugs marion

  17. love these projects! welcome to the Card Design Team at STV! wow - you all will be looking forward to your first hop!!!
    hugs to you,

  18. These are wonderful colors you have used for the holidays! I love this cute box you made to match the card!
    Jodi =)

  19. Awww Suzanne!! Love that sweet Tilda! And I love how you made the little gift box the perfect size to fit some money inside!! Super darling set. Thanks for the link too my friend! Hugs!!!

  20. Oh my word is this adorable! Love those papers and that treat holder is amazing!!!!!! WOW!
    Hugs~ Kim

  21. Suzanne, I love this wonderful card and matching gift box, the fun bright colours & Tilda so adorable with your wonderful colouring. Congrats on the new DT possy, they are very lucky to have you, but I don't know how you fit everything into your day now, hope Santa has lots more books of post it notes for you for Chrismtas. Been thinking of you and your family this week. Sending big hugs, Jodie from Oz

  22. New York; what fun and a place filled
    with the Christmas Spirit for sure~~~
    The money holder is fabulous! It
    would be a treasure to save and reuse
    for sure...looking forward to both
    the Christmas gifts and also the
    non-Christmas card as I have many
    celebrations that go on during the

  23. Adorable, Suzanne! I love how you put everything together :D What a fantastic idea with the money/treat holder. Fun shape!!!

    Hope you get your relaxing mental health time away soon... It will definitely boost your morale and uplift your spirits.

    You are dearly loved, my friend :D

    Big Hugs ~ Lori

  24. Oh Suzanne - What wonderful colours!! Love them and the beautiful work you have done on the card and the delightful gift holder!!!
    Great work!
    Hugs, Candy

  25. What a gorgeous set!! I just love your design, the colors and papers, and your layout!! Beautiful coloring of Tilda. The money box is a great idea!

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  27. Pretty Tilda, your coloring is amazing, and the papers are FAB!!


  28. Manhattan at Christmas!!! I would love to go for a few days. Only been there once, not enough time 1 day only. Never had a desire to visit there until I had to board the cruise ship there and then I fell in love with Manhattan. Hope your weekend is everything that you hope it to be!!

  29. Stunning card, Suzanne. I love this combination of colors, yummi- licious! :o) Beautiful coloring as always! hugs, Angela

  30. What a great resource!


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

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