Hello Dearest Readers,
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and filled with much love and full tummies! I have so much to be grateful for! Every day that I am given to be on this Earth is a gift! This is what greeted me just after I headed into the kitchen -
I had gone into the kitchen and happened to look at the window in the family room. The blinds on the big windows had not yet been opened, but I saw the balloon decending through the smaller windows above the larger ones. I took the photo from my front door! The pilot managed to plant that balloon across the street from our home! As you can see by looking at the background, we are up on a hillside overlooking the valley. It is not uncommon for hot air balloons to soar very low over the rooftops of our homes. They've even managed to drop them on the street - missing the light poles! It was such a thrill to see this one come down within talking distance! I've been up in one only once and LOVED IT! It was so quiet and peaceful. All we could really hear were the barks of dogs who were upset with the burning sound. What a way to start a day!
Today, we are beginning a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog . This particular challenge is to make a pink Christmas card! Eulanda is the gal with the great idea! I loved how the cards created by the DT turned out! Here are the images of my first pink Christmas card:
What do you think? Isn't that paper precious? It's by Lilly Bimble and I found it on Etsy! Those Nutcrackers are just too cute! I blew them up and cut out two to add to the interiors. I've glittered them using gold, pink, black Stickles. I also added Stickles to the trees, fence, mat, and front of the card. It has a great festive sparkle.
Now, if you are wondering where you might find the Magnolia products I've used, your "Go To Place" is Magnolia-licious. You should know by now that Diana has the best prices on her products! There are always fabulous sales, too! Just click the links below to see the Magnolia products I've used and those great Magnolia-licious prices!
Tilda with Long Hair
Winter Night Background - is currently out of stock. Check with Diana. It's from the Winter, 2008 Collection, so it's an oldie but a goodie!
Lovely Fence Die
The other items are from my stash.
I hope you will join in this wonderfully delightful challenge. You are playing for
Diana is so very generous, so the prize for one lucky gal will be wonderful! Check the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for further details! I hope you will join in the fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll become a follower and visit again soon!
Love to you,
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #39 - pastels
Digital Tuesday Challenge #188 - Girly w/ digital element
http://karensdoodlesnetherlandschallenge.blogspot.com/ #143 - nontraditional colors
Oldie But A Goodie - using something at least six months old - the snowy background scene stamp
Pretty Little Ribbon #16 - Using punches, dies, ribbons, charms