Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry and Bright

Hello friends!
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It's time to share my creations with the December 2016 Monthly Kit. 
This kit sold out very very quickly.
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However, the stamp set that comes in this kit is still available. Merry & Bright is absolutely darling. It truly won my heart once I started stamping with the images. You can just plainly tell once you see my cards.
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My first card has a bit of everything--Emboss Resist (sentiment), Paper-Piecing (tree) and die-cutting (the entire rectangle).
 

My 2nd card is a super fun one...it would totally make you SMILE! 😁you light up my Christmas

I did partial masking with the sentiment banners and deer.  These days my go-to coloring medium is watercoloring. I love the ease of color-mix and it's oh..so... forgiving when you are not a coloring expert. I relied on my Kuretake Watercolor (36) so much.

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the Doodlebug paper pad makes it even more festive when paired up with these cute images.
Aren't the deer adorable? Guess you have no trouble finding which one is Rudolph!? 😉

I also want to share the festivity of the season and what could be better than listening to The Piano Guys? You may have heard "Frozen" a thousand times, but this version is my favorite!
Check out their latest "The Fight Song" paying homage to Scotland--LOVE!


 
It's always a JOY to share things I love with you!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Simon Says Stamp Die-cember is here.
The SALE items from Cyber Monday are still available (for now).
Don't forget that I am giving away $15 SSS Gift Card to my readers/followers to celebrate Random Act of Kindness (see top side bar). A random winner will be announced on Dec. 9th--my birthday!
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  You get a FREE die set with every $100 purchase or more! This promotion will last through the month or while supplies last, and you will automatically receive a Bird Crazy or Crazy Things die set with every purchase of $100 or more! Styles will vary and cannot be specified.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Favorite Crafty Items in 2016

Hello friends!

I have compiled a list of crafty items that I love in 2016. 
This is just for your reference only. 
If you like the items mentioned in the link, simply click on the photo and it will take you to the post about the crafty item with my project.
You can use the code "SNOW" to get $5 off over Simon Says Stamp.

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 Simon Says Stamp Die-cember is here.
The SALE items from Cyber Monday are still available (for now).
Don't forget that I am giving away $15 SSS Gift Card to my readers/followers to celebrate Random Act of Kindness (see top side bar). A random winner will be announced on Dec. 9th--my birthday!

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  You get a FREE die set with every $100 purchase or more! This promotion will last through the month or while supplies last, and you will automatically receive a Bird Crazy or Crazy Things die set with every purchase of $100 or more! Styles will vary and cannot be specified.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alter the Look of a Scene Stamp

Hello friends!
If you follow my blog for some time, you know I like to tweak the look of stamps once in a while... 
This Wintry Trail is absolutely captivating and detailed.
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Please note that this stamp was out of stock over Simon Says Stamp and is finally back in stock.
It is a perfect stamp fro making a wintery scene card.
However, I had an idea and decided to change the "scene" a little bit.

May sunshine and joy....

I added the sun after stamping and clear-embossing the background. I also added colors on the ground to reflect the warm glow from the sunshine. 
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Isn't it fun that we CAN alter the look of a stamp like this?
The stamp can do all the "talking"....

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If you miss seeing how I create cards like this, 
you can check out my previous You Tube video here and here.

Here is a side by side comparison with the stamp. You can see the 'transformation".
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I will have a You Tube video in store for you if you subscribe to my channel/watch out for it.
Thanks for stopping by!
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 Simon Says Stamp Die-cember is here.
The SALE items from Cyber Monday are still available (for now).
Don't forget that I am giving away $15 SSS Gift Card to my readers/followers to celebrate Random Act of Kindness (see top side bar). A random winner will be announced on Dec. 9th--my birthday!
  You get a FREE die set with every $100 purchase or more! This promotion will last through the month or while supplies last, and you will automatically receive a Bird Crazy or Crazy Things die set with every purchase of $100 or more! Styles will vary and cannot be specified.