Monday, November 29, 2010

How about a MINI hug?

Hi Everyone! To those of you in the States, I hope you're all recovered from the Thanksgiving holiday. To everyone else, I hope you had a terrific weekend. Here in the Hunt household, we had a very busy weekend and a delicious Thanksgiving. We went to my brother's house for Thanksgiving dinner and had a great time. It was a small gathering consisting of us, my parents and my brother's family, but it was just wonderful. Our son had an awesome time playing with his cousins and their new kitten (she's a real cutie). The adults got caught up on 'what's hapnin'. And then we parted so we could all retreat to bed with full tummies. I think I gained 3 lbs! We spent the better part of Friday pulling out and putting up Christmas decorations inside and outside the house. On Saturday my cold was at it's worst and I spent the day under a blanket on the sofa. I've had this doggone cold for nearly 3 weeks now and I'm fed up! Arrrggghhhhh! Yesterday, my husband had a cyclocross race in Ohio so my son and I spent the day together. We finished decorating the Christmas tree and played some games. I was feeling much better so it was a really nice day to spend together.

I also retreated to my craft room for about 30 minutes yesterday. I hadn't had time or felt well enough to create in several days, so I was just dying to color something! Since it was just my son and I, I didn't want to spend too much time in my craft room, so I decided to make a really quick Christmas card.

Magnolia Mini World - Starting today, Magnolia-licious is offering the first ever Merry Christmas 2010 collection in miniature. That's right! You can get the entire Christmas 2010 collection of the Magnolia Mini World. These mini images are so much fun to work with. It opens up a whole new world of craft projects to create because you can now fit an entire Magnolia image in a small space. I just love them!

Here's my project. I hope you like it...

I chose to work with Mini Snowy Hug because I love the Magnolia snowmen. I also decided to do a card, but not just any card. I purchased some of the new Spellbinder's holiday dies and was determined to use one. The image just happened to fit perfectly on the Spellbinder's Holiday Tree so that's the direction I took. I placed the die just above the score line of the card and ran it through my Big Shot, preserving the score line so the card will still open and close properly. I applied a star sticker to white cs and cut it out, making it more durable. I then applied diamond Stickles to it. The image also got a bunch of stardust Stickles. I added LYB gems to the branches of the tree to accentuate the shape.

The inside is very simple. I stamped a sentiment in silver by TPC Studios and let it speak for itself.

I colored the image with a combo of Copic markers and Ranger Distress Inks. As I mentioned, I was in a hurry and, without thinking, I cleaned up my markers and inks before jotting down the colors. What a goof! But, for a 30 minute project, I couldn't be happier with the result. It's simple...yet sweet :-)

I hope you enjoyed my 'mini' project today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'd love for you to leave a little comment so that I know you were here. I read every one of them and they always bring a smile to my face. Thanks so much!