Monday, February 18, 2013

Snowy Hug Mini Monday Challenge at Magnolia-licious

Hi Sweet Readers,

How are you this Presidents' Day? Hopefully, you had the day off and found some time to do some creating.

I wanted to share a photo with you of a very special apple that my sweet husband brought home for me from Oregon. He didn't tell me anything about it. When I decided to have it as a snack, imagine my surprise when, after biting into it, found that the flesh was a deep pink! How cool is that? You should have heard me squeal with delight! I think the neighbors may have heard me! Then, I noticed that my bite was in the shape of a heart! Too funny! On the outside, it's the color of a Granny Smith apple. Here is a photo of my very first Hidden Rose apple. What do you think?



Neat, huh? It was delish, too! Crisp, crunchy, not sweet, but not real tart - refreshing.

Well, today is the first Mini Monday at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog. Mini Mondays are set aside for you to get out a Magnolia mini and ink it up! I must admit, I have always favored the standard sized images, but this was just too fun to do! Little did I realize how quickly the image would be colored! LOL! Here is my project. I used the following items from the Magnolia-licious Store.

Doohickey Romantic Tag

Snowy Hug Mini stamp

Marianne Design Winter Birds Die



As you can tell, I created a shaker box for my Snowy Hug Mini. I used German glass glitter inside the shaker. The flower is hand made. I used Memory box dies for the snow globe shape and the hanging heart. I made the envelope and placed a Magnolia DooHickey die cut inside. A touch of puffy paint here and there finished the snowy feel inside the snow globe.



Remember those eyelets and flat tops that we used to use years ago in scrapbooking? Well, I decided they I should use them rather than just let them sit on a shelf. Here, I paired two die cuts and added the eyelets and flat tops as accents. There is a hidden tag attached to the bow.





Well, there is my card for Mini Monday! I would love if you shared your mini card, too! These minis are little treasures that have not been given their time to shine!

Hopefully, you are still reading along! If so, I want to share with you that from now until Feb. 28, Diana at Magnolia-licious is having a 10% off sale on Score Pal Tape. Also on sale is Best Craft Glue Ever! This is in addition to her already wonderfully priced Magnolia and Wee Stamps. Load up while the prices are lower!

Thank you for visiting. I hope that you liked my creation for Mini Monday!

Love to you,

Chris

27 comments:

..Karen said...

Beautiful card Chris! The apple looks yummy too!! : )

julieprice3 said...

How gorgeous! I love the papers and colours, beautifully done inside and out
Hugs Julie P

lovingrammahood said...

Your card is soooo beautiful !!! Love all the fancy dies...my stock sure needs updating :)
That apple is incredible as well. Never heard of that kink of apple. Of course up here in Canada, we are lucky to get apples :) I can almost taste it !
Donna

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
Boy, your card looks like a lot of work!
By golly it is GREAT.
The inside is so wonderful as well :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

Cathy Lee said...

Ooooo, that apple looks as yummy as your card, Hun. Love the gorgeous red and blue colors. Gorgeous button flower, love the fabric texture and layers of it Inside is just as lovely. Fabulous shaker card. Haven't done one of these in years. But that's what friends are for, we inspire each other. Thank you, Girlfriend.
Hugz,
Cath

Chris said...

The apple looks delicious and your card is adorable and pretty.

Loz said...

Fabulous cards Chris..Loz

Kelly Neis said...

I love the colors, they are vibrant and rich. I also love the die cuts and your image is so pretty. I want that apple,mmmm

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
your card is beautiful.
i love the look of your apple....yum.
Hugs Maz

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Love the snowman...

Karen

Norma said...

Gorgeous card, Chris. What a way to start off the Mini Mondays. Amazing attention to details. Love your beautiful diecuts.
Hugs,
Norma

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love your layout and papers are fabulous
hugs Louise

Nancee Purdum said...

Very pretty card! Also, am loving that apple! :) Nancee

Linda said...

Wow Chris this is just stunning work!!!!! Gorgeous design and papers!!!!!! Wow I love this card!!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Adorable shaker card Chris. Love your color coordination on this one and the inside is gorgeous!!!
BTW, the apple is so cool :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Stephanie Hester said...

Adorable .... love the reds and blues and I have never seen an apple like that, looks yummy!

Marj said...

Love the Snowy Hug mini, the card is wonderful!

Marj said...
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Marj said...

Love that Snowy Hug mini--and the card is wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing.

Suzi said...

Oh!! Chris, I don't know why my comment isn't visible darling, I definitely came over to visit and was in awe of your delightful shaker card and that juicy apple. I'll put it down to a senior moment. lol.
Hugs
Suzi x

Goody said...

Hi Chris !
Your card is adorable, I love shaker cards and the choice of colors and shapes. And Tilda hugging Snoowie is so cute ! :o)
Thanks for sharing !
Cristiana from Italy

Donna Jean Eno said...

Beautiful card.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card and that apple looks amazing! Love it! ~H

Anonymous said...

That apple is cool...and so are your cards!! You have inspired me. Leila in Hawaii

Kay said...

Love the eyelets. My theory is use everything. Adorable card!

soccermom23 said...

This is wonderful! I love all of the detail. The snow globe is fantastic. I have been eyeballing that die. I may have to get it. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful job!

Laura said...

This is one AWESOME card! I love that snowglobe shaker! The color scheme is one of my favorites and you've done the inside so beautifully too.

Laura C.