Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seasons Givings

Happy New Year! Today I'm participating in the Seasons Giving blog hop. This is the fifth year of the hop, which is just a way for companies and bloggers to say thank you for all of you who visit us. I am sponsoring the hop with a MISTI giveaway (the original size), so leave me a comment on this post for your chance to win! You can comment through January  5th at noon central to be eligible.

Now on to my card!

I made this Card with the Stampin' Up Wonderland stamp.  It was in the Holiday catalog from last year. I don't think it is available right now.  Sorry, I didn't realize that until after the card was done.  However, I am sure there are plenty of tree stamp sets that can be substituted. 

I stamped the trees with Lawn Fawn Noble Fir ink.  After I stamped it, I cleaned off my stamp and then repeated using Versamark ink.  Then, I used clear embossing powder to seal in the color.   The clear embossing powder sealed in the stamped image so that I could use various distress inks to create my back ground. 

Once I placed my panel on my card base, I found a moon left over from this card.  I made it for that card and didn't use it.  The video here shows how I made it. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy New Year! Please continue on to the other sites participating in this hop by visiting the links below the video for your chance to win much more!

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  I am so proud of my friend Taheerah for putting together this wonderful Advent Calendar Extravaganza.  I can barely post on my blog, let alone have something prepared every day for 25 days.

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!

 I used a couple of stamp sets to create this card.  I thought it would be a card that can be used after Christmas.  The plan is to write a sentiment inside the card thanking my family for spending Christmas with me.  There is a video at the end of the post that shows how I made the card.

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win. Today’s prize your choice of a mini or an original MISTI - because we are the sponsor today - so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too. You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win. Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Merry Christmas!

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