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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 Year of the Rooster

This is for Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #82 - 2017 Year of the Rooster hosted by Jeannie here:

Basic Black Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Cricut Cuttlebug Chickenwire Embossing Folder
Die Cuts with a View dsp
Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks stamp set
Checkered Ribbon
Tim Holtz, Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen

Monday, December 26, 2016

Asian Paper Lantern

This is also for Technique Lover's Challenge TLC618 Festive Paper Lantern. 

I die cut the Bo Bunny Serenade paper with the Stampin' Up Curvy Keepsake Box die, two pieces of the paper were punched out with the Mosaic Punch and adhered together over some black thread with a tassel attached.

Festive Paper Lanterns

This card is for Technique Lover's Challenge; TLC618 Festive Paper Lanterns.

I made a thank you card with a basic black card base, Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection dsp, Dies by Dave floral edge die.

Stampin' Up Cups & Kettle Dies used for lantern tops and tassels, Stitch Oval die for sentiment from Weather Together stamp set.

Vase stamp is from SU Gifts of the Orient stamp set (retired). Seed beads and black string/thread.

Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES BEST OF 2016. See post #21.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes Hot Cocoa Packet Holder

It's the First Day of Winter!  So to keep my peeps snuggly and warm, I made these Hot Cocoa Packet Holders.  As a special treat, a stick of Annie B's Salted Caramel was tied to the side of each packet.

Card stock:  Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake; Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder; Snowflake Card Dies (retired); Kraft Rope Trim.

Card stock was cut at 5.5" x 8.5" folded in half, run through the Big Shot in the embossing folder, taped closed at the bottom, two holes were punched on the right side, threaded with the rope trim and tied around the caramel candy.  Snowflakes were adhered and embellished with jewels.

Sentiment is from SU Winter Memories (retired) cut out with Snowflake Card banner die.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mixed Media Background With Cling Wrap

Lydia (Understand Blue) is hosting the MIX-ability challenge MIX202 over at, so I thought I would give it a shot and get a little dirty, actually it wasn't too bad. Loved scrunching up the plastic wrap over my wet paints, was very hard to wait for it to dry because ideas for the embellishments kept leaping into my head. I used some sparkly snowflakes so as not to cover over the design. I settled on a sentiment from Nov. 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit, Mistletoe & Holly.

I used dabs of Red, Green and Yellow acrylic paints, Aztec Gold, Blue Russet and Spring Green PearlEx powders on a piece of plastic wrap, spritzed with water, placed shimmery card stock into the "mess" flipped it over and scrunched the clear plastic wrap, set aside to dry.  Pulled off the plastic wrap and added the snowflake dies.  I inked up the snowflakes with Wink of Stella.

This is also for the CC613 Color Challenge, Yellow, Red and Green.

Here is link to Lydia's instructional video for this technique:

Take a look and play along.

January 2017 Beautiful You Watercolor Workshop

My offering for January 2017 Workshop.  Four note cards with envelopes and a box to hold them plus one surprise 3D item.  The new Stampin' Up watercolor pencils are buttery smooth and give that perfect translucent watercolor look using the blender pen.  Classes range from $20 and up depending on the products you wish to buy.  For every $50 you spend, before shipping and tax, you can select one free item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Tags Workshop 2016

For my Christmas Tag Workshop this year we made 14 gift tags.
A 3D item, a 2017 Calendar (Dawn Olchefske design)
My thank you gifts for my team:  Tiny Tea Cup Ferrero Rocher Chocolate (Bibi Cameron design) and Bottle of Martinelli's with a Cheers tag.

Christmas Penguins

This cute Inkadinkado Penguin is so cute.  I used heavy card stock for a base and SU papers in the background.  Colored with Copics.  The new Metallic ribbon is a "sneak peek" from Sale-a-bration which starts January 2017.  This card was entered into the "Snow Day" challenge over at Jeanne's blog Dragonfly Journeys.

My second penguin card features a singing trio from Penny Black.  I kept the same color scheme, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Whisper White for the CAS card.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thank You Totally Trees

All Stampin' Up products used for this set.

Box, four cards/envelopes.

Box set of thank you notes for a friend who is the founder of our local Tree Guild.

Totally Trees stamp set.

Ink and Paper:
Coastal Cabana
Flirty Flamingo
Crushed Curry
Sweet Sugarplum
Soft Suede

Various DSP strips