Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Magnolia Advent Calendar Day 5: A Christmas Tag

Welcome to Day 5 of this lovely Magnolia Advent Calendar blog hop!

Today is a special day too because it's my youngest son--Sebastián's birthday.



He turns 11 years old and I couldn't be any prouder!! He's also my little fish...LOL!

Now back to the Advent Calendar, this is what I created:



Photography Tip: I wanted to add a Christmas feeling to my pics, so I lowered the ambient lights and focused on my Christmas tree's lights so that they could pop-up from the pic and to illuminate my tag ;-)

About my tag, it's the first time that I use cheese cloth in one of my projects and all that I'm going to say is that it wasn't that bad! haha No really, many of my fellow DT members use it in their projects and I've never used it before. Baby Jesus is from the newest Nativity Collection and I colored him with Copics. Tag dies are from Magnolia and the flowery rounded die is from Memory Box. Patterned paper is from Prima Marketing, Inc. and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Finally, the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.



You know the rules... you have to leave a comment under this post in order to win a prize ;-)

Also, I'm sharing the day with my lovely DT member Hanna. So make sure to visit her blog for an amazing creation and for a second chance to win a prize :-)

Thanks for stopping by!!

162 comments:

Christina C. said...

OMG...your tag is absolutely exquisite! Outstanding design and details!
Happy Birthday to Sebastian!

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Sol said...

Great Photo of your Fantastic Boy..!.. By looking of the picture he´s a Great Swimmer.. I understand why you are so Proud.. :o)
What a Clever idea... To use the Tag DooHickey for an ornament for the tree... Love the idea.. Fantastic Colors and Beautiful use of dies... Felis Navidad!!! :o) Merry Christmas! :o) Big Hug!

Ingba said...

Beautiful Tag.

citronlime said...

Such an amazing tag! Love the soft colors!

Hugs Linda

Zetti said...

Beautiful!

tengel27 said...

It's very beautiful tag - I love it!

And Happy Birthday to Sebastian :)

Creativity with Dawn said...

Very Nice! The cheese cloth does add something to the overall appearance. I just love the Nativity Collection!!

Dawn

Nadja said...

Amazing work!
Sending you Hugs,
Nadja

Antoinette Voorn said...

Happy birthday Sebastian may your day filled with joy! And I love the beatiful card really awesome
Gr Antoinette
http://antoinettecreacards.blogspot.nl

caro78-Pysia said...

It's very beautiful tag :)

Urška said...

Wow, that's great idea. Love it.

CraftyMoly said...

Best wishes for Sebastian ! Hope you will have wonderful day ! Thanx for your inspiration :)

Ines said...

first of all Happy birthday Sebastian :D
Yani Your tag is awesome :)

Ciri said...

Lovely! I like this Magnolia's dies.

inka said...

Beautiful :)

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Katarzyna said...

This is so cute.

Kate said...

A beautiful way to decorate your tree.

** Season's greetings from Kate **

SannaS said...

adorable tag....absolutely gorgeous!!
happy birthday to your son, you all have a lovely fun day!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Carola said...

Hi Yanitza

Your tag is very pretty, I like the soft colours and all the embellishments you used.
And happy birthday to your "little fish" Sebastián!

Kind regards
Carola

Joukje said...

Wow .... What an amazing Tag!. You are very talented!
Hugs from Joukje

Sanne said...

Oh how sweet!!!! :)
Merry Christmas!!

odskocznia jutki said...

bardzo ładny tag pozdrawiam

Helen W said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian. Beautiful work, Merry Christmas

alethea said...

This is really beautiful!! Love your colouring and the layout!! It's gorgeous!! HUgsxx

kirkykrafts said...

wow wow just beautiful you are so talented merry christmas x

Maryann said...

Well wish I could see any of your pics, but all I get is white spaces with a red x in the corner, so guess this blogworld is still causing more troubles everywhere.

Rosalie said...

Cute! Very sweet!
Congratulations!
Rosalie

Mary Lou said...

Amazingly gorgeous tag Yani!!! What a precious image!!! You did will with the cheesecloth--I haven't used it yet either:) Thanks for sharing
Blerssings --oh and Happy Birthday to Sebastian ;)
Hugz

mapowska said...

Happy birthday to your son! :D

Beautiful tag! Great idea :D

Cheers!

Barbara GR said...

Beautiful tag!
hugs, Barbara GR

Jane said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian!! Love your tag, the details are so pretty and I love the cheesecloth! thanks for the chance to win! hugs, Jane xxx

Jeri PZgirl said...

Very cleaver layout. I love the colors and texture with the use of cheese cloth. Thank you for sharing!

kreative basteltante said...

Beautiful Tag.
Hugs Manuela

Marina said...

Beautiful tag! I decided not to make Christmas cards this year, just Christmas tags, I love tags.. And I love Magnolia dies!

kathr said...

Beautiful Tag, and what a great idea to use your Tree Lights as a background...
hugz Kath...xx...

Crafteezee said...

Love the christmas setting, love how it lights up your tag. Very beautiful.
Hugs Tracy x

Janis said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian, hope you all have a fabulous day celebrating. I love your tag & thank you so much for the chance of winning some goodies.

Maryann said...

I finally got to see your gorgeous tag here, and it really is awesome. Just stunning work here, and by the way a very Happy Birthday to Sebastian too, hope he´s having a wonderful day.

Vanja said...

Gorgeous!

hugs
Vanja

tape said...

Happy Birthday Sebastián! Fabulous tag!

Janneke said...

This is amazing TFS ...
Merry Christmas ;)

bc0a6b4e-597a-11e1-becb-000bcdcb2996 said...

you did a great job wonderful colors
alyse d

Meretekj said...

Wonderful tag!
Hugs, Merete

Teri said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to Sebastian!! He is sooo handsome, he's going to be fighting off all the pretty girls soon!!!!
Your project is darling and I love the cheesecloth! I keep saying I will use some, too, and haven't! Your photography is beautiful!!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Eva Marie said...

A gorgeous tag <3
Happy B-day to your son!
Hugs :)

Sonja said...

Beautiful tag you have made.
Happy Birthday to your little "fish" :-)

katri leikop said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL I like it a lot ;)

virginie13 http://cartevirginie13.canalblog.com/ said...

Coucou, c'est mignon, bises

Karina said...

Such a beautiful Christmas tag and I am sure it looks just fabulous on a Christmas tree or anywhere else in the living room.
Hugs, Karina

Riet Kamstra said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian and your Christmas tag is beautiful, especially with the Christmas lights around it!
Riet

mettegulichsen said...

Happy Birthday to your son!
And your Christmas tag is really cute!

Mette

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, this is amazing, wonderful Details.

Hugs Heike

Anna said...

Nice tag! happy birthday to your son!

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous Tag I love your design and your coloring. I haven't use the cheesecloth and I think that I will try it now.
hugs from USA Texas
Linda

Mo said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet son dear Yani and have a wonderful day together !!!
Your tag is wonderful !!!
Big hugs,
Mo

Lena said...

So supercute little christmas-tag!!
Happy Birthday to your little boy!

hugs Lena

Louise said...

Gorgeous tag, love all the details and Happy Birthday to your son
hugs Louise

Lorianna said...

What a stunning card....
all my favorite new Tilda's included. Beautiful coloring....thank you for the chance to win
and Merry Christmas!
Hugs
Lorianna

grandmabonnie said...

Yani, your beautiful creation just glows...everything about it..what a precious gift for someone!

Pam Sparks said...

Sweet baby Jesus tag! TFS! and Happy Birthday to your son! They grow up too fast that's for sure! ; )

Marrie said...

Hello Yani,

You make a beautiful tag i love it.
Merry Christmas to you.

Hugs Marrie

Charlotte said...

Hi, lovely tag and the little baby is so cute:)
Merry Christmas!
Hugs Charlotte

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian!
Hello Yani! I do love your tag very much, I also love the cheese cloth vaporous effect and all the very pretty die cuts you used. Wonderful creation. Hugs.

Shazza said...

this is so cute x

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous tag, I love how you used the die cut for the top and to enhance your image. Your photography skills worked perfectly and I will try that too, thanks,
Happy Birthday to Sebastian, he has a beautiful name.
Hugs, Kelly

Alicia said...

Very nice tag!! Thanks for sharing. Alicia

Tina Makuc said...

You have a really big boy Yanitza.. Happy Birthday to him!!!
The tag is fantastic and I love that image!!
Thanks to you and Magnolia for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!
Big hugs, Tina

Kerowyn said...

Beautifull tag! :)

TeedeJee said...

What a nice card. Thank you so much for sharing. And Happy Birthday to your son! XXX

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely tag. Congratulations with your sons birthday.

Marie-Anne

qrcza-k said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian !
Your Christmas tag is awesome

Om meg said...

What a cute christmas card! :) Love Hege

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous tag. Love the colours and sweet details.
Hugs
Moni

Kati said...

Wonderful tag.

Hugs
Kati

Arcelia Orozco said...

Enjoy the day with your son!

Cute card, and thanks for the Tip!:)

Arcelia

Soraya Bervian said...

Happy birthday to Sebastian!!! I loved the design and all the details in your tag!!

Xoxo

Peggy said...

Happy birthday to Sebastian !!!
Your card/tag is soooo sweet, love all the details.

Hugs,
Peggy

Star Mead said...

This is so cute, will have to check out this stamp.

Sarah W said...

What a gorgeous Tag. And your tree lights just set it off and it is just beautiful.

Happy birthday to Sebastian, I have an 11 year old fish too (but a daughter) It is Summer here now, and a lot of time is spent in the pool.
Merry Christms to you and your family.
Cheers
Sarah Walker
Gold Coast, Australia

Irene said...

Congrats on your sun and your gorgeous tag!!

xx Irene

Petra2 said...

Happy birthday to Sebastian!
Your tag is so beautiful.
Hugs Petra

Gurkiss said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian :)

Such a lovely tag :)

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs Gurkiss


http://gurkiss.com/scrapbooking

Sarah said...

A beautiful card tag and image. Happy Birthday to Sebastian too.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs SarahS

Annelies said...

Gorgeous tag Yani! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

claudia said...

This tag is fantastic on the Xmas tree!!
xxoxoox
Claudia

julieprice3 said...

What a gorgeous tag, very pretty indeed
Hugs julie P

Amanda said...

Beautiful! It's my son's birthday tomorrow!

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Wow stunning tag ! I love the cheesecloth in that colour ! Love the Magnolia tag it's such a gorgeous idea for on the tree ! Thank you for the lighting tips just looks magical ! So inspired ;0)

Carole RB said...

You've made such a lovely tag!

Claudia said...

Lovely creation! Such a cute image.

Hugs

Claudia

Perfect Crafts said...

Beautiful tag.
Happy Birthday to your Son!!
Hugs,
Justyna C

Vinglefrøken said...

The most important first - Congrats with your son! :-) And your creation is wonderful - I love it! :-)

Erika Augusta said...

Beautiful creation! I loved all the details and colors!
Hugs, Erika

Mandy G said...

Wow
Love the tag:)
Hugs
Mandy

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag! Love all your beautiful details and your color combo! Looks great on the tree! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Elizabeth x

Kristinas - Scrap, Trädgård, Foto said...

So very nice!

Giada said...

a lovely tag!
Beautiful!

Lina T said...

Beautiful Advent Calendar.

Happy Birthday Sebastian!

Lina

Kathleen said...

So gorgeous, lovely colours and design. Love this sweet image
Hugs
Kat xx

Janice said...

Happy Birthday to your son!
Your tag is beautiful! I have used cheesecloth a couple of times and I think it will grow on you!! Love all the layers with the dies you used!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for taking time to post this lovely tag for today's shutter!

Tina M. said...

Happy Birthday to Sebastian :)
/Tina M.

Márcia Kamano said...

Feliz Aniversário ao Sebastián!!
Lindíssimo projeto!
abraços do Brasil

Sherry said...

Your tag is so adorable. Thanks for a chance to win a prize.

Hugs

Unknown said...

Happy birthday Sebastian. Hope you had a wonderful day. It's neat that its Sebastian's birthday and the image you shared is a birthday as well of the baby Jesus. Thanks for sharing your work hope you both enjoyed your day

Unknown said...

Happy birthday Sebastian I ope you had a wonderful day. It's neat that its Sebastian's birthday and the image you shared is a birthday as well of the baby Jesus. Tanks for sharing your work I hope you both enjoyed the day.

mlarisa said...

Very interesting tag, so much detail!

Mittens said...

Hi Yani,
Precious card! Love your tag. Big Maggie fan here & looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work !
Greetings from Tennesser!

SlomoMom said...

Awesome tag, love the staging for the picture. Happy Birthday to your son, cherish the moment, will be grown and out of the next before you know it!
Merry Christmas,
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Such a sweet christmas card! Love the beautiful soft colours and the lovely embellishments!

Hugs Jessica

lizzidroege said...

just lovely...

Linda Palmer said...

Your son is a handsome young man. Happy Birthday to him.
I love your ornament. It is so beautiful and love how you embellished it. Great job!

paperpapier said...

what a lovely tag and thanks for the photography tip! Brilliant shot!

paintedlady89 said...

This is s great project. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.
Gigi

cebelica said...

Wow, your tag is gorgeous! I love it! Hugs! xx

Veronica said...

So wonderful coloring!
Merry Christmas!

Ellen said...

Congrats with your zon !!
Your tag is stunning !!
Hugs, Ellen

Anne Lill Degnes said...

beautiful tag!!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow your tag card is so dreamy Yani ...really adorable.
I hope Sebastián had a fabulous birthday.
Merry Christmas
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Suzi said...

Awe!!! how adorable! wonderful vintage look and superb design.
Hugs
Suzi x

Elena F said...

Beautiful work

kbrandy4 said...

Aww!! What a sweet tag and cute image stamp!!
Hugs Hazel xx

DQ said...

what a sweet tag!
so beautiful!!

Jill x said...

What a lovely tag, so pretty, well done

Bonnie said...

Simply Beautiful!!!!
Hugs

Anita said...

I just love your tag!

Anita said...

I just love your tag!

Anita said...

I just love your tag!

Mieke Duckers said...

What a lovely little Jesus! I love your way to make the picture!
Love, Mieke

Dawn said...

What a fabulous tag, gorgeous work . X

Elin said...

Adoreable!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful tag and your son is a cutie.
Hugs....Pam:)

chaoscorner said...

Had difficulty leaving this comment but had to say I think it is a gorgeous tag - would love it on my Christmas tree.
Anne

marilynwillauer said...

WOW beautiful tag, you've done a wonderful job on this. I love the flowers behind the center piece. Your photography is great!

Marlies said...

Wonderful creation! Nice colours, too! I like it very much.

Greetings from Marlies

Carol Luize said...

So cute!!!!
hugs,
Carol

1CRTVCHK said...

Your Baby Jesus tag is beautiful and great photograph!

Sandie said...

Beautiful tag!!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

This is darling! Love it and your son is having lots of fun:-)

sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag. I love all the pretty details.
Sarah-Jane xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful tag Yanitza, so sweet and pretty.
Happy Birthday to Sebastain :)
hugs Mandy xx

lvtaz2000 said...

I love this tag. It is so beautiful. Happy Birthday!

Astrid en Brenda said...

Lovely tag you have made.
Kind regards brenda

Scrappymax said...

Beautiful tag and happy birthday to your son x

Lena said...

Amazing tag. Really a adorable tag.
Hugs.
Lena

coquine1635 said...

interesting card, love it

Ursula Alice Stegmann said...

Come è bella, questa card,cosi natalizio.
Saluti e abbracci, Ursula

Deb said...

How lovely!! Just love the Nativity Collection!!

Happy Birthday to your son!

Deb T.

Ans said...

Amezing
hugs,ans

Haru said...

Happy birthday!!
How pretty baby tag!!

Shanna Shands said...

This is so cute. I love the dies you used.

Rea said...

Beautiful tag, Happy Birthday. Merry Christmas.

yvon said...

First of all A Big Congratulations on your son's B-day.
Your tag is absolut gorgeous, Love the colors and the cheesecloth.
Hugs. Yvon

superdidine said...

Your tag is very pretty

Marianne Schut said...

Als eerste van harte gefeliciteerd met je zoon, wat een super leuke foto! Je tag ziet er ook helemaal geweldig uit, prachtige mallen/stanzen heb je gebruikt. Gisteren heb ik ook een reactie achter gelaten maar ik zie hem er niet bij staan, dus ik probeer het vandaag nog maar een keer. Liefs Marianne

Cora said...

What a lovely tag you made :)

Clare Jones said...

Christmas is definitley here
Beautiful card
Hugs
Clare x

Aartje said...

What a beautyful creation. This is real Christmas
Hugs Aartje

Nicole said...

Stunning Tag and sooooo wonderful coloured. Hugs, Nicole

Ina said...

What a beautiful tag

Adriana Morales said...

Your son and your tag are both beautiful!
Feliz Navidad from Down Under :)

Blessings,
Adriana