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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.

Now for the big news!!!  Spread the word!!!
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 Christmas 2010 collection of the Magnolia Mini World, plus many of the Christmas images from previous collections!!!  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 very small space.  I just love them!
Here's my project.  I hope you like it...
I can't believe that I made a card with a colored/painted image in only 30 minutes!!!   It usually takes me 3 hours!  It's because I used an image from Mini Magnolia World.  Because they're so small, they make for a really quick color.  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!


pinky said...

Hope you are well on the mend from that old cold now Angie, have had one for about 3 weeks now too:( Love the minis, how cute and your little Christmas tree card is just adorable!!

Louise said...

So cute, thanks for the info, i'm off to order minis

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh this is just so adorable and works perfectly on the tree shape. Wow 30 minutes, priceless!!
Fab coloring as always.
Mini Magnolia hugs, Diana

Candy said...

Beautiful work as always Angie!
Love the tree die cut. Can't believe these little mini's work up so quickly.
It is a very precious card :o)
Hugs, Candy

Beth said...

Angie, how darling! Snowy Hug is my favorite Christmas image right now, and it's adorable in the mini! Great job coloring, and love the tree shaped card!
Glad you're on the mend!


Rene said...

Oh wow...this is just brilliant!!!!
Rene :D

Aussie Loz said...

how sweet is this! I love the tree shaped card, can't wait to get some minis!! ♥

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just adorable, Angie. What a neat idea of cool things to do with these Mini's I'm having a blast with mine. Your coloring is just perfect as always...beautiful way you combine the Copics with the DI's.

Only By His Grace said...

Super card Angie. Love the Spellbinders Christmas tree. Perfect for these little darlings.
Lovely coloring too.I can't wait to get some of these little ones.
hugs Maz

Frea said...

Hi Angie, o wow, isn;t that the cutest!! I wish I hadn't spent so much lately.... maybe I'll just sneak one or two into my craftroom without hubby noticing LOL!!
Greetz, Frea

charlene said...

Really adorable Angie can't wait till we can get them !

Maria said...

Love love love it Angie! Great idea making the card from the tree Spellbinder dies and those gems are perfect. Your colouring as always is stunning. Hugs, Maria

Diane said...

This is gorgeous, Angie - beautifully coloured and how amazing to make a card in 30 minutes!
Diane x

Renkata said...

they are just adorable.

Pen to Paper said...

Angie, this is super cute. I love the tree card! And 30 minutes is awesome! Your coloring is so pretty. I think it looks perfect!



Peggie said...

What cutie! These minis really seem like a must have. Love the snow.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is absolutely adorable, Angie!! I love the mini stamps and it works perfectly on the shaped card! You're a genius!
hugs, Sharon

wendy peatross said...

Love this. I can't wait to get some of these mini stamps.

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