Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holly Jolly Fun!!

Hello friends and a Happy Tuesday to you all!  Wow, wow, wow!  What a fabulous response to the Charity Blog Candy I put up on Friday!  Right now we are close to raising $1300 for the Fisher House Foundation!  I'm so excited and happy to have such a wonderful response from you all and it just really touches me so much and brought tears to my eyes to see that we have doubled my original goal of $600 for this wonderful charity!  If you don't know what I'm speaking of or you want to read about the Charity Blog Candy you can see it under this post or directly right HERE!  Thank you, thank you so much to you all who have donated---I appreciate it so very much and I know the recipients at the Fisher House will be super thrilled and thankful as well!

And let's talk about this weather those of on the East Coast are having!  Can you say double blech, LOL?  Snow flurries here in VA and winds of 45 mph--feels like 12 degrees here--not good! My muscles hurt so bad and I'm moving very slooooooooow this week!  But I did finish all my decorations for the house inside and outside---I just need to put some greenery on the mantels and bookshelves and then I'll take pictures to share with you all!  Probably on Friday so stay tuned, hee hee!  We did go and "hunt" our trees at our farm on Saturday which is always fun and I was so thrilled that we found our perfect family room tree within 10 mins, lol--the second tree took another 20 mins to find but then we were good to go.  The family room tree is our biggest tree we've ever had--almost 13 feet tall, my ladder was almost not tall enough, LOL!  So I've got a few fun pictures to share with you below of some of our preparations!

Xmas Preparations Slideshow:


-I will have the Mini Blog Candy Winner posted tomorrow for you, so stay tuned!

-Check out the Charity Blog Candy Post HERE--a great way to help out this season and to win some fun prizes too!

-Want to learn how to master those Copics?  I have a Holiday Special going on right now thru Jan. 4th that you might want to check out at the Color Me Creative Classroom on all online Copic Classes!

-Take any one class (Copic or Cricut) and get $6 off
-Take any two classes (Copic Only) and get $12 off
-Take any three classes (Copic Only) and get $18 off
-Take ALL four classes (Copic Only) and get $24 off and 2 Copic Markers of your choice from ICopic.com
**IF you decide to take all 3 or 4 classes, please email me at sjdean@smartneighborhood.net and I will send just one invoice--it's easier on everyone and quicker!! 
GIFTS-- If you want to give the GIFT of a class or two to friends you can get the same deals as above. So if you GIFT 2 classes then you'd get the $12 off even if it's for 2 different people! Send a class to 4 of your friends and get the $24 off and 2 copic markers as well! Just let me know by email if its a gift and who to send them to!

Holly Jolly!!

Today I have a fun holiday card for you that I did for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog's Color Challenge---to use PINK, GREEN and BLUE!!  Find the new challenge HERE and see all the magnificent DT projects while you are there---the prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious!  I couldn't wait to ink up this cute NEW Christmas Magnolia called "Jolly Tilda" (she is out of stock at Magnolia-licious but on re-order)--I think she is just too cute!  Looks like she might be giggling or holding a super secret about Xmas presents dontcha' think?

These fabulously fun holiday papers are from last year's My Mind's Eye Collection (Colorful Christmas)---I adore them so much that I had to use them again!  The sentiment is from PTI and I added some rhinestones to the berries in the center (I also shaded parts of the circle with light colored Copics).  The holly cut-outs are from a jumbo MS punch (love it) and then I added some stickles for sparkle.  The pom-pom accent ribbon I got at a store I taught at in Greensboro--it's by Prima--lovin' it! 

I colored this cutie up with Copics (RV17,RV14,RV13,RV10/BG15,BG11,BG10) and added some stardust stickles to the white parts of her tights and her white shirt for lots of holiday bling!  The fur trim on her hat got white Sparkly Fluff added to it---I can't say enough about that stuff, it is so much fun to use!

Hope you enjoyed the project today and it brought a small smile to your face!  Make sure to stop by the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to see all the DT projects and to join in the fun!  What better way to get rid of some of the holiday stress then by crafting!!  See you tomorrow!


  1. Love the three colors you picked Suzanne. The hot pink is brilliant. The DP and image combo is an awesome pick :o)

  2. Hi Suzanne,

    Lovely pictures from your cats!! I had a big smile on my face.


  3. Always love your slideshows and your cute kitties sleeping under the trees!

    This is a beautiful card that you have created for the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! Love the papers you are using and sweet image! Gorgeous coloring of course! ;) Enjoy your holidays! big hugs, Angela

  4. Stunning card Suzanne!!! I love the bright and bold colours!!!
    Hugs, Marit.

  5. Hey Suzanne...another stunning creation!!! I love the DPs and your design...and that little pink pom-pom trim is perfect! I adore this little Tilda...she's sooooooo dang cute!! Pat Frank

  6. oh my ... this is very pretty !!! lovely colors, great coloring, superb card !
    greetings, martina

  7. Very pretty card Suzanne.
    Your coloring is lovely. super layout too.
    Hugs Maz

  8. I just love your creations and this card is gorgeous! I fell in love with your pictures of the kitties! I must say they are so well LOVED! LOVE your Christmas tree!

  9. Your card is adorable as always and love the fun pictures of the family ! Sorry you are a tad be chilly .....

  10. Yet another stunning creation for me to drool over Suzanne! Beautiful colouring and your layout with those fabulous papers are simply perfect. In awe of your work as always. Hugs, Maria

  11. Such a jolly card, these colours are amazing together. Must try them :)

  12. OMGoodness Suzanne....Thanks for
    the pitcures always love to see you and your family....as always another beautiful card
    Hugs for Texas

  13. So beautiful card Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  14. Great pics of the family and cats!
    Absolutely stunning card!

  15. What fun pics of the family and pets! I love this card. The colors are just so vibrant and of course your coloring is perfection! Absolutely delightful!

  16. Loving the photos of the family! Your card is fabulous as usual! Pretty colors!

    Blessings from Georgetown~
    Leslie Avila

  17. Oh Suzanne, what an adorable card. I think I must put this Tilda on my next order list. Awesome colouring—what else! Gorgeous papers and the ribbon with the pompoms looks fabby.
    Can’t wait to see all your Christmas trees, especially the almost 13-ft one. WOW. My ceiling is only 8 feet high…LOL


  18. First, what a beautiful family you have! And Tucker isn't being naughty, he's just trying to "help" out! ;P
    Second, what a gorgeous card! Loooove your coloring...those stockings, the way they are "reflecting" light, just AMAZING!
    Gorgeous card!
    Rene :D

  19. Thanks for sharing the family pictures, your kids are so cute! I love how Riley's smile just lights up his face, and Alexa looks just like you!! And those cats....how adorable, they'll sleep anywhere, won't they? My little one is the same way, just gotta love them.

    Your Holly Jolly Tilda is just precious, and perfect for the holidays, where you find all the time is beyond me!!

  20. Great card. Love the bright colors.

  21. Hi Suzanne,
    Looks like a real fun family outing to get your trees. Hope you are going to show them to us again this year :o)

    Beautiful card. The colours were pretty hard to resist I thought! Love your pom poms - great shade.
    Thanks for joining us this time :o)

    Hugs, Candy

  22. Well this card is pink alright! And Tilda certainly is jolly. Suzanne, you and your daughter look more like sisters!

  23. I love the way you've used the challenge colour combo, Suzanne - it's a lovely 'happy' card!
    Diane x

  24. What a wonderful card... totally a different spin to the traditional colors! I love it! Your family pictures are wonderful! I am happy to hear that you have all of your decorating finished. You are so right, creating is a wonderful stress reliever! I am hoping that you will start to feel better in the next few days! As for the cold... it will be around for awhile, at least that is what they are saying here in Wisconsin! Happy Creating! Sara

  25. Beautiful card Suzanne. I love the color combination. Thank you for sharing the slide show.
    Hugs, Shannon

  26. Great card! Adorable kitties, too! :)

  27. Such a sweet card! Love the bright colors!

  28. wat een lieve kaart
    heel mooi gekleurt en mooi papier
    mijn complimenten
    liefs,ans xxx

  29. Such a super fun card, Suzanne! Love the cheery colors & of course Tilda is adorable!
    Huggies ~


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

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