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New Memory Box dies and a Snowman card…

Oh WOW! Have you seen the new Memory Box dies? Here’s a short video from BlueMoon Scrapbooking…at the end, you’ll see tons more and a new longer size too! Yikes… I can see it’s going to be hard to “be good” this year! HERE they are in the store.  Can’t wait to get to using some of them. I have four of the new ones so far (I had to have the pine needle border)  but I’m sure I will be tempted to get more! ; )   Free ship @ $50 for US 48 states and special International rates too!  Blue Moon has awesome customer service too!

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Here’s a snowman card I made for the Snowman swap at stamp club last Friday….inspired by different ones I’ve seen online… so cute sharing hearts!

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I used a snowman Sizzix die that is discontinued… I found him on ebay last year…good luck ‘hunting’ him down!  The name on the die is just ‘Snowman’ and the item # is 656299.

The music is a Penny Black stamp HERE.  I stamped it twice.. masked the bottom and stamped the head, then stamped again on his body.  Old Hyglo heart punch and Quickutz mini Studio alphabet for the X and O.  Buttons from Lasting Impressions for paper and pattern paper is old Basic Grey Blush I think.  Button on the scarf is from  My Favorite Things Die-namics Button die HERE.  Hemp is from the Scrapping Center HERE.  Love this stuff, it’s just the right weight… comes in other colors too.   : )

I’m working on catching up with emails and comments!  I’m coming to visit you soon!  Today is Tim’s birthday and I need to make a card for the Don and Daisy blog tomorrow and then hopefully it’ll slow down and I can catch up again! woohoo!  I should be making Tim a card… ugh. oops.  I have some steak for supper! hehe

Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

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Leaping Reindeer…

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The front…

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the inside…

I saw Shelly’s pop up leaping reindeer card HERE and wanted to try… I didn’t succeed with the swivel yet but went ahead and finished the card just as a pop up inside.  I like it anyway…funny thing is…when I started it Monday, I thought I would make six! hahahahaha, joke was on me… just because my prototype worked! lol

It was fun to try and check out her post for today… so cool!

I used some older Basic Grey paper and Tim Holtz dies HERE.   I used a Sizzix tree die but after, I thought the Tim Holtz tree sure would’ve been cool!  The pine branch on the front is from Impression Obsession. I swiped some Delicata gold ink on the branches… oh, the scene has Gingerbread Glimmer mist on it also…hard to see.  Perfect Paper Layers tools to mat the front…link in the sidebar…

The gold berries on the front are from Marianne Design.  The stamp I used for the winter scene on the front is from Penny Black, it’s called Heaven and Earth and you’ll find it HERE and 20% off too!

I’m linking to some challenges…

Everybody Art Challenge – Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Holiday

 

New arrivals at the Scrapping Center and 20% off a lot of items too!  Always love that!

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AND… just noticed that Scrapbook.com has some deals too… stamps on sale and a great shipping offer!

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Thanks for looking at my post today!  I know, it’s crazy busy, isn’t it!  Look what was at my house today!  My DH and his crew for a few hours making sheetrock dust!  So I’m off to vacuum to clear the air! eek! lol  So exciting to make progress on the house though! yea!

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ttul!

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Magnolia…Tilda’s Town…Celebrate Christmas!

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Oh how I LOVE this new Nativity Collection from Magnolia!  It’s what Christmas is all about!  Jesus is the reason…so much rockin’ around the Christmas tree…it’s easy to get sidetracked!

It was good to color again for this week’s Tilda’s Town Challenges theme… Celebrate Christmas!  Hope you can join us!  We’d love to have you!

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You can find these new stamps at Tilda’s Town.com

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I used a new Sizzlet die, designed by Tim Holtz for the Joy To The World sentiment
The wood grain embossing is a plate by Papertrey Ink
the cord is from Lawn Fawn, strategically placed because the embossing folder had to be run through the machine twice…
I cut the mats with my Perfect Paper Layers Tools
background is Distress ink Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord and the ink blending tool

Holy Tilda with Lamb, Nativity Fence, Holy Lamb and Nativity Star are stamped on Hammermill 80# color copy cover card-stock with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

skin – YR0000, E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21  (pretty much like my video in the tutorials tab under the blog header) diluted R20 for her cheeks
hair  – E50, Y21, YR31, E37
fence – E40’s and R30 for cheeks
Lambs – W’s
dress – V90’s

Linking to Simon Says Challenge blog – Anything Goes!  Jingle Bells Rock – Anything Goes! Crimbo Crackers – Anything Goes! Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – Kraft plus one…

It’s crazy here right now… we’ve been working on our house… decisions and decisions…ugh…taking away from my creativity!  Want to see a scary photo?! haha  Now remember, we live in a big old house… 3 stories…4 if you count the basement!    Well,  we hadn’t restored the back stairway yet, so,  guess what…it shares a wall with the kitchen, the wall the stove is on, so we were able to install a range hood and vent it to the outdoors…love it but most of all, Tim was able to install a Central Vacuum system!!! OH,  how I LOVE it!  Something every woman should have! hehe  No,  I’m not linking up to anything! lol  It was a very big deal figuring out what to order that would work in our house but it turned out fabulous!  yea!  Early Merry Christmas to me!

So now, it’s getting the stairway built back in…right now the cavity is 27 feet plus tall!!!  Crazy…amazing how they built old houses!  It’s really hard to show in pictures but I wish I could…if you open the door on the 2nd floor… don’t take a step…you’d drop all the way to the basement! eek! So much for the excitement here…more to do because of course, one thing leads to another! lol

Thanks for stopping by!  Fun to post today and thank you for your kind comments and visits!

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Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenges… Merry Christmas!

Better watch out!  This Santa Edwin is keeping track…hope you’ve been good!  I’m not telling! hohoho!

Time for the weekly Tilda’s Town Challenge… this week the theme is MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I knew you’d love it!  I wanted to use some new stamps but only ended up using one of the new collection.   So fun though… I hadn’t used this Santa Edwin yet,  so that’s the same as new to me!  Love this comfy Christmas scene!

The window die just came yesterday!!! YEA!  LOVE it!  The Winter Scene Background stamp is perfect with it!

I stamped up the images, cut them out, colored with Copic Sketch markers and made my scene.  This Fancy Pants 6×6 Christmas pad just showed up at my door yesterday too…  Great timing!  I know,  I said I wasn’t going to buy any more paper!  NAUGHTY!  boo!

The naughty or nice is from an older Sizzlet strip die #655203, I googled and found it here… I’ve not ordered from them before, Scrapbook Niche.   Ebay auction HERE for the naughty/nice die. Holly die link below.

Be sure to click over to see the Design Team cards HERE… they’re fabulous.  Hope you can join us for the Merry Christmas challenge!

Linking up to the following challenge blogs…
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – traditional colors
Oozak.com – die cuts
ABC Christmas – U, up to you
Deep Ocean Challenge – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy – Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I love hearing from you and appreciate your comments….they are always so encouraging! Thank YOU!

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