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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Year In Review!

Happy New Year's Eve!

I'm so excited to have shared another year with all of you! During 2015, I have seen some incredibly inspiring projects by so many of you and I have had a good time hanging out at my craft table as well!!! 

As the year is winding down, I am wanting to share a year in review. Here are some of my favorite projects of 2015. I will be looking around today to see if some of you have shared your year too!

January



February





March





April





May





June





July



August





September



October









November





December





I have some exciting things coming up in 2016! One big thing will be another major move. My hubby is going to make a career change. That means we will be headed home. Just don't know yet if it will be my home in Kansas City or his home in Dallas. Stay tuned. I also have an exciting announcement coming this weekend. Be watching for that!

Again, Happy New Year's Eve!!! Enjoy your night; but, please, stay safe!

I hope the best for you in 2016!

Blessings,
                      

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gift Card Pals Snowman

On Christmas Day, I shared the Gift Card Pals Santa, so today I want to share with you the other gift card holder that comes in the Gift Card Pals file. This is the snowman and the file is from Treasure Box Designs. This gift card holder works perfect for birthdays and other occasions over the next couple of months of winter.



This snowman or snowgirl, I'm thinking, is just adorable. Her hat reminds me of the 1930's. The snowflake is a punch from Martha Stewart. The circle die is from Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag Dies 2 and the sentiment is from JB's Simple Sayings stamp set.

Stay warm as it is cold outside!!!

Thank you for coming by!

Blessings,
                    
Challenges:
DL Art December Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Silhouette Monthly Showcases: #32 Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #103 Anything Goes
613 Ave Create: #156 Anything Goes

Monday, December 28, 2015

Racing My Wheels Birthday Card

Here is a great card for all your Hot Wheels or Fast and Furious fans.

I'm using the Racing My Wheels file from



The background paper is from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally collection.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings set and is stamped onto their Mini Tags Dies 2 set. I added a couple of brads on both sides of the tag to add more detail.

The card measures 5 14" wide and 3 1/4" high.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Blessings,
                      
Challenges:
DL Art December Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Silhouette Monthly Showcases: #32 Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #103 Anything Goes
613 Ave Create: #156 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #405 Anything Goes

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dog Lights Christmas Tag!

Sharing a candy treat today using this week's freebie, Dog Lights, from Treasure Box Designs!


This was made for someone dear to me and she loves dogs, so it was perfect! You can pick it up for free through Monday night as there is a new freebie every Tuesday at TBD that you can download on the Treasure Box Gems Facebook group.



Here's what else I used:
Jaded Blossom: Luggage Tag Dies for the tag base
Doodlebug Designs: Sugarplums Collection for the background paper
Annie's Paper Boutique: Holly Berry Trendy Twine and Small Candy Sacks
Various Cardstock
Ribbon and Button from my stash
Reese's Miniatures that unfortunately cannot been seen in this pic, but taste so yummy!!!

Thanks for stopping in again today! I have to clean up from yesterday and then I can set my crafty heart toward Valentine's Day and maybe a few more winter projects!

Blessings,
                     
Challenges:
DL Art December Linky Challenge: Anything Goes 
Silhouette Monthly Showcases: #32 Anything Goes 
PDE Linky Party: #103 Anything Goes

Friday, December 25, 2015

Santa Gift Card Holder! And a Very Merry Christmas to You!

Merry Christmas!!!

It has been a nice holiday! Spent the day yesterday with some dear friends and today it was just me, the hubby, and the kiddos. We spent the day in pajamas and played with all the fun new things we received. We also took the time to reflect on why we as a family celebrate Christmas and gave thanks for the best gift we've ever received - a baby in a manger, Jesus!

We also like the make believe of the season. And we laugh and play and dream of Santa coming in his sleigh. So today I have a Santa to share with you. This is a gift card holder from Treasure Box Designs called Gift Card Pals Christmas.


What a super fun way to wrap up those gift cards. The set also comes with a snowman.

Here it is opened up and this time holding a Pat Catan's card which is a local craft store near my home. It is my go to place for shopping for crafts as it is only a few blocks (I can walk there if I need to it is so close). 


I just used black, white, and red cardstock on this . I added dimension by using foam tape on the hands, mustache and nose, and the ball at the top of his hat. I used chalks, a black sharpie, and a white gel pen to draw in the features. And, of course, I used inks to ink the edge of each individual piece before putting it together.

Hope you enjoy this project. I may have a thing or two to still share before the year ends. 

Again, Merry Christmas!!!

Blessings,
                       

Challenges:
DL Art December Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Silhouette Monthly Showcases: #32 Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #103 Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

To Warm Your Heart and Home!

Happy Tuesday! Are you all ready for Christmas! I'm actually done shopping. I know what you are thinking - No big deal, it is only a few days before Christmas. But let me tell you, I am known for my Christmas Eve shopping trips. LOL!!!

I have a really cute card for you today. Dina has made this really cute Home series of files that are fun winter/holiday characters. There is an elf, a penguin, a Santa, and a ginger; and there is also this snowman file that is just too cute in my opinion. I have told you all before that I love snowman, right!!! They are definitely my favorite!!!



This is the Treasure Box Designs' Snowed In file! The trees are from the Treasure Box Designs' White Days of Winter file. I pulled out a piece of paper from my scraps for the background. Don't recall the collection it came from. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Christmas Wishes stamp set and is stamped onto a die cut that is also from Jaded Blossom from the Mini Tag Dies 2 set.


Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

Blessings,
                    
Challenges:

Monday, December 14, 2015

Winners of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags Grand Prize w/ Treasure Box Designs!


So excited to announce the winners of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags Grand Prize sponsored by


We had over 100 Comments, so we had two winners! Yeah!!!
The Grand Prize is all the files I used from Treasure Box Designs to make the 12 projects for this 12 Days of Christmas Tag fun!!!

Tammy Sue and Sandy Maddy, you have 5 days to get in contact with me either through email or PM on my M Miranda Creations FB page to collect your prize. Congrats to you both!!!

Here are the comments they both left:

Love these designs!
I am a follower of M Miranda Creations of Instagram
I am a follower of Treasure Box Designs Facebook Page
I am a follower of M Miranda Creations on Pinterest
I am a follower of M Miranda Creations Blog using Google Friend Connect
I have joined the Treasure Box Gems Facebook Group
I Follow Treasure Box Designs on Pinterest
I Follow the M Miranda Creations Facebook Page
I follow Treasure Box Designs Blog with google friend connect.

Happy Holidays!

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1. I joined M Miranda Creations Blog using Google Friend Connect; am already a follower of Treasure Box Designs Facebook Page; am already a member of the Treasure Box Gems Facebook Group; I started following Treasure Box Designs on Pinterest; I started following M Miranda Creations on Pinterest; and started following Treasure Box Designs Blog on Google Friends Connect. Have absolutely loved Miranda's creations and through her have fallen in love with Treasure Box Designs...thank you so much for sharing all these tags!!!

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A huge thank you to everyone who played along. I enjoyed reading so many fun and encouraging comments and hope to see you all back here on my blog or on my FB page often!!! 

Thank you to Dina at Treasure Box Designs for sponsoring all of our prizes! I am proud to be on your DT and enjoyed every moment of sharing these 12 projects made with your designs.

http://www.treasureboxdesigns.com/


And a thank you to my hubby for not killing me even though I spent a lot of time on all these projects. He is one of my biggest fans and I appreciate him a ton!

Be on the watch for more exciting happenings around here. You never know when I will want to get back to another fun series of cards or tags to bring a bit of inspiration to you!

Many Blessings,
                           

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Santa is Here w/ the Grand Prize!!! - Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas Tags w/ Treasure Box Designs


It is finally here!!! Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas Tags with

Treasure Box Designs!!!

A huge thank you to Dina for sponsoring all the prizes this week!!!

I have had a blast making all these fun tags to show off the TBD files and I have enjoyed all your comments. So thankful for all of you stopping in throughout the week and be such a great encouragement to me. I hope you have been watching to see who the winners have been as well. All prizes are to be claimed within 5 days of them being announced.

So yesterday the prize for 2 lucky winners was to receive any file of their choice that I have used so far from Day 1-11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags.

Those 2 winners are:
1. Brenda (6)
2. Amanda Jones (9)

You have 5 days to contact me and can do so either through email or by personal message on my Facebook page, M Miranda Creations.

Today's post contains a Grand Prize! More info on this is at the bottom of this post! But first I want to recap the 1st 11 Days and show you my Day 12 project.

Day 1 - Angel Tag























And now for Day 12!!!

For this set, I have used the Bobble Buddies Santa and Up on the Housetop Files:


Santa Claus is carrying the Grand Prize in his Santa sack!!! Keep scrolling down to find out what it is! LOL!!! I do hope that you like the Day 12 Tag and Card Set!!!


The background paper is from Teresa Collin's Christmas Cottage collection. I used Totally Red Trendy Twine and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.



DAY 12 GRAND PRIZE

Well if you have made it this far, then you are in for a real Grand Prize treat!!! To win the Grand Prize, you will need to have at least 5 of  the following:

1. Be a Follower of M Miranda Creations Blog using Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'

2. Be a Follower of Treasure Box Designs Facebook Page

3. Joined the Treasure Box Gems Facebook Group (For all the Freebies)

4. Follow the M Miranda Creations Facebook Page

5. Follow Treasure Box Designs on Pinterest

6. Follow M Miranda Creations on Pinterest

7. Follow M Miranda Creations of Instagram

8. Follow the Treasure Box Designs Blog on Google Friends Connect

~~~~ Once you have followed 5 of the above, leave me a comment on this post to let me know which 5!!! You must let me know which 5 you have followed/liked!!! ~~~~

 To find where to comment on this blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the word Comments. It is located in the footer and is in a small font. If you came here with a direct link, then just scroll down and you will see a place to leave your comment.

So we haven't even gotten to the best part, the actual GRAND PRIZE!


A lucky winner will receive all the files that I have used this week from Treasure Box Designs. Yes, go back up and look at the photos. You will receive every file you need to make all 12 of these projects. (You will only receive the files used from Treasure Box Designs!!!)

But wait, there is more. If I get 100 comments on this post, I will give away a 2nd Grand Prize set. And then for every 100 comments after that I will add another winner.

All comments must have complied with the rules though. Any comments that do not comply with the rules (see above) will not be counted toward the total # of comments. 

All Winners will be announced on 12/15/2015 here on the M Miranda Creations Blog.
You will have 5 days to contact me through email or PM through FB to claim your prize. 

You have until 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 13, 2015 to comment on this post and here only for your chance to win. Comments on the Facebook pages do not count toward the prize, but they are greatly appreciated!!!

Another Chance to win:

Head to both the M Miranda Creations FB page and the Treasure Box Designs FB page for 2 more chances at winning prizes today!


Here are the files from the store that I used for the Day 12 project.

Bobble Buddies Mr. and Mrs. Claus


Up on the Housetop


Thank you again for joining Treasure Box Designs and M Miranda Creations for

12 Days of Christmas Tags!

It has been a fantastic almost 2 weeks of sharing!!! Be on the watch for another fun series - you never know what is coming next!!!

Blessings,
                     
Challenges:
DL Art December Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Silhouette Monthly Showcases: #32 Anything Goes
Scrappy Mom's Stamps: Tag It 12/14
Word Art Wednesday: #213 Anything Goes 
Decorate to Celebrate: #115 Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas: #245 Tic-Tac-Toe