Friday, December 15, 2017

tangled up in a Christmas rush!

it's crunch time, folks!
I'm feeling the pressure of Christmas coming (10 days!), and so I created this card that shows how I feel! Ha!

be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

jolliest bunch of elves!

**this is my 2nd post of the day!! to see my super secret Advent Calendar post, scroll down or click here! ssshhhhhhh**

hello again!!
happy saturday!
today I have this FUN and festive layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog!

there's a little taste to get you in the Christmas-lovin' spirit! 

head on over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see more and to find out which amazing products I used!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia (2017)

Hi hi hi!!!
When I say I'm beyond excited to participate in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia again this year, it would be an understatement!!! Eeeeeee!!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today, I've been paired with the AMAZING sponsor (drum roll please...) Newton's Nook Designs! I'm right at home! SOOOO excited to share more amazing inspiration with this incredible shop!

I've been on that team as DT Coordinator for a LONG time (I was an ORIGINAL DT member when they started!! Love you Jen!)!
I used the ADORABLE Naughty or Mice stamp set to create my card! 

squuuuuueeeeeak! love it!
that little mouse with the reindeer antlers...I can't even! ha! I colored him up with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut him out with the coordinating dies

to create the trees, I die cut out 4 of the tree branch shape from white cardstock using the Festive Forest Coordinating Dies!! then on another piece of white cardstock, I did some watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover! once it was all dry, I die cut out more of the tree branch shapes, and used part of the sheet to back what had already been die cut out of the white cardstock! instant magic forest! 

to make this card even more fun, I added some white glitter stickles on some of the tree branches and did some small white polka dots in the sky with a stencil and white embossing paste! 

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 8, 2017

sending Christmas bear-mail!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to hop along with Newton's Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop, scroll down or click here!**

hello again!
here's a sneak peek of a card I have up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog

eeeeek! LOVE that little bear! head on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog to check out all the details! 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2017 Blog Hop!

hello hello!
i'm so excited for the *FIFTH* annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.

be sure to hop around to all the stops for the BEST chances to win! there are some AMAZING special guests, and it's going to be FUN!

I created a sweet, little shaker card for my project today!

I started by coloring my image from Naughty or Mice with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cutting out with the coordinating dies

to create the window for the shaker, I die cut out the snowflake shape with the Beautiful Blizzard Coordinating Dies! it created the perfect shape! I filled the shaker with clear and white seed beads and Picket Fence Distress Glitter!

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!You have until Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #18 - Emboss Resist

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!

eeek! love this one, guys!

right? heat embossing is like crafty magic! so i'm SO in!
I used two sets to create this card! 

the snowy/starry background is from the Snowy Backdrops stamp set! I heat embossed the background onto a piece of white cardstock, then did some ink blending with Distress Inks to create the sky! (Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers)
once it was all dry, i die cut out a circle shape!

then I stamped and colored the houses from Winter Village and then fussy cut them out! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Stamps to color them in.
I finished the card by curving part of the phrase around the circle, and the I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in white onto a strip of black cardstock. 

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!enjoy!

Friday, December 1, 2017

ho ho ho, there!

hello and happy friday!
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! and it's a little bit jolly and a little festive!

ok, it's a LOT of bit festive! ha!
check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog