Sunday, November 6, 2011

Magnolia Christmas Card #3

Hello all my crafty friends!
  Today I finished a Magnolia Christmas Card out of a paper bag thanks to Claudia Rosa @ Pretty Pressings who had the instructions and to who I got the idea from, Cathy Lynn from her blog.  Both are beautiful ladies with lots of talent to say the least.  And last but not least, from Sandy Dehond who made the card for her friend Cathy Lynn.  Bless each one of you for inspiring me.
  My daughter saw this card and couldn't believe that it was made from a paper bag.  She asked me who was getting this card and I said that I didn't know.  It was going into the pile to send.  Well lo and behold she has claimed this one as her own lol.
  I made Christmas cards last year that never got sent out.  I was not too happy with them, I thought them plain.  So, I am re purposing some of them and throwing the others out.  I am sad to say that we went out and bought cards last year :(.
   So, this is the inside.  A tag pulls out with a saying and as a family we'll all sign the card.
  I added two tags in the back pocket for pictures I think.

  So, last week my husband asked me if we are buying cards this year and I told him no that I am making them and he just gives me "the look".  I had to chuckle though.  I love my husband.  He is so patient and kind.  Today he even bought me some glittered snowflakes for my cards that I was eye balling.  He asked me if I wanted them and I said "no", but they'd be really cute for my Christmas cards, so he made a grab for them and put them in the buggy.  He is really so sweet.  Plus, I am so ready for Christmas!
  I am feeling so much better these days.  I had my DR's appointment on Friday and he still hasn't cleared me for going back to work.  He says I'm still not ready.  So, I'm still on disability until he clears me.
  I can't wait til I get my Christmas bonus so I can Christmas shop for my kids!  I love the look on their faces when they open up their gifts!  My oldest daughter is a scrapbbooker like me and I know exactly what I'm going to get her and I just can't wait!  My youngest daughter still hasn't given me a wish list so I don't know what I'm going to do and I asked my 16 yr old son what he'd like from Santa and I got a list handed to me instantly!  Lol!  Oh, I do love my kids!
  Well, I better get off of here before I write a book!  I do love having a blog though, it lets me chronicle my thoughts sometimes and I love that.
  Hugs for now,


  1. Very cute card Carolyn! That Edwin is so cute and I love how you completed the inside!

  2. Really pretty Miss Diva of the Quilting world. I love the inside and the red ticket!!!!
    Love your blog too - purty!

  3. Ohhh, your card is adorable. I love those ladies too and I am sooo inspired to try one of those cards......I just need some extra time!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Wow. Love all the details of the card!

  5. Fabulous project!!!!! Love it and you did an excellent job on it too!!!!!

  6. Hi Carolyn!
    Your card is really beautiful. I love the papers you have used. I love the big snowflake. super coloring and I love the inside. I'm glad you are feeling much better Carolyn.
    Hugs Maz

  7. Very pretty! Love the DP and your cute Edwin, He always makes me smile as he reminds me of my husband with the Christmas lights..Delightful card!
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Hi Carolyn:

    I love your blog and how you tell all about what is going on with you. It's good to know that my thoughts are not so far off as I feel the same about my husband and kids. And I love your bag card. I'm planning on making one to. I also am a Christmas season lover. It's such a pretty time of the year.
    Hugs Carol T

  9. Sweet & lovely card Carolyn :o)

  10. Beautiful!! LOVE the papers and fabby tags inside!! You've colored him perfectly and that snowflake is the icing on the cake!! What a good hubby ;) and hope you continue to feel better. xx

  11. Beautiful card dear Carolyn! This little Edwin is super sweet...
    Thanks a lot for joining us this week at Just Magnolia!

  12. And the inspiration continues....This is a clever idea and must give it a try! Your card is wonderful!

  13. Your card is awesome and you did a beautiful job on it. I loved Sandy's too so checking out the tutorial. I think the inside of this is pretty awesome too! Great card.

  14. Well Miss Diva you did a fantastic job on this creation!!!! I love Edwin tangled in his lights and all your tags are wonderful! Great coloring too! Love it all!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  15. oh this turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites this month.
    hugs, Janiel

  16. I love that you made a card showcasing Edwin! Nice work of art.

  17. Beautiful card, hun, this Edwin here always makes me chuckle!
    My hubby gives me that look too when I speak about my cards:)
    Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia for the Anything Goes Challenge!
    PS. I have a blog candy on my blog. Would love you to enter:)
    Hugs, Iulia

  18. this is stunning. I love all embellishments.

  19. So adorable! Love it! Thanks for joining the MSL Challenge!

  20. Awesome design! Fabulous card!
    Rene :D

  21. Great layout and love your tangled Edwin! Glad you could join us at Magnolia-licious Highlites for the challenge!