Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and save New Years Eve!

I am excited to be guest designing for Technique Tuesday this month with Ali Edwards newest set called Be Mine. For my card  I started with a 3″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. The heart from the set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the left hand side and colored with Copic Markers (YR09, R24, R29, R39). A sentiment was stamped on the lower right hand side.

Two pieces of Washi Tape were adhered to the upper left side and the bottom corners were rounded. The layer was adhered to a slightly bigger piece of Kraft cardstock. Two buttons were tied to over the washi tapes with silver cord.  The layers were adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half, with foam adhesive squares. Rhinestones finish off the card.

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It’s my turn to share on the Spellbinders blog today. The topic this week is sparkles. Now that was an easy one for me. Rhinestones, Brilliance ink and Glimmer Paper.

I hope you have time to check it out and tell me what you think. Have a wonderful day!
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Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by the amazing Eva Doblias. She shows us how easy it is to use Twinkling H2O’s. She couldn’t create a video, so I shot one showing how to use the paints to create a watercolor wash background.

I started by stamping snowflakes from Verve’s Glad Tidings in VersaMark ink on a 3″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock.  They were embossed with white embossing powder before I used blue and purple Twinkling H2O’s for the waterwash. Once the paper dried, I stitched the edges of that layer.

A piece of white cardstock was cut with the Vintage Oval Frame die and the stamp with the same name was stamped over it with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink. A sentiment from Glad Tidings was stamped in the center.

Silver glimmer paper was cut and embossed with the two smallest dies from Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Four, layered on top of each other and connected with a Recollections brad (Michaels). The snowflake was adhered to the right hand side of the sentiment layer. Rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestone package were added underneath the sentiment. The sentiment layer was adhered to the lower left of the background layer before the background was adhered to the card base. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finishes off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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My card today is super easy. I started with a 4″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was folded in half and the bottom left corner was rounded. One corner of a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Echo Park’s Holly Jolly Christmas paper was rounded before the edges were sanded. The layer was adhered to the left hand side of the card front.

I have had the Taylored die Merry for a while and had to use it before Christmas is over. I like it a lot. I cut two Merry’s out of Red Devil Fourz Bazzill cardstock and one of silver glimmer paper. They were adhered to the lower part of the card base. Three tiny rhinestones were added on the Y of the bottom Merry.

Next I cut and embossed silver glimmer paper and Red Devil cardstock with the two small dies from the 2012 Snowflake Pendant Shapeabilities® die set. The snowflakes were adhered to the upper right hand side of the card front and topped with rhinestones. A paper piercing edge along the paper strip above the sentiments finish off the card.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family! Have a wonderful day!
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I have another post on the Spellbinders blog today. I hope you have time to check out the entire card. It works great for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is to create a Christmas project.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I don’t know how much I will be posting over the weekend and next week! I wish you all a wonderful Christmas. Hopefully you get to spend it with loved ones!!!
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I am back with another cute Tiddly Inks image called Cocoa Wishes. It was printed out on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut 3 1/2″ wide and the image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E21, E33, R20   Hair: E13, E15, E19, E18   Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97   Ear Muffs/shirt/bird: YR09, R24, R29, R39    Cup: E40, E41, E42, E43  ).

Two pieces of  3 1/2″ wide strips of Carta Bella’s Winter Fun patterned paper were adhered above the image and the edges were stitched. The layers were adhered to the card base a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded and a piece of red washi tape was adhered on the the paper strips on top.

A sentiment from Snowflake Letters Mini seals was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. A red button was tied on with a silver cord before the sentiment circle was adhered with foam adhesive squares. A few snowflakes were cut and embossed out of silver glimmer paper with Snowflake Borderabilities dies and adhered to the card to finish it off.

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Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December 2012 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, a fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC template and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6×6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

We are also welcoming two new DT members to the Whimsy family today! We hope you will join us in giving a warm Whimsy welcome to Melissa Andrew and Janette Garcia. We are very excited that these extremely talented gals have joined us here at Whimsy as members of our magazine staff! Welcome Melissa and Janette!

From today until 23 December, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Monday 24 December) a ‘Release Round-Up’ will be posted on the Whimsy blog with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

 

For my card today I used an image from the darling new Playful Kittens stamp set. Again this card works wonderful for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge. Some of my favorites on this card include Washi Tape, Patterned paper, Wee images, Rhinestones and Copic Markers.

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a 3 1/4″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. The bottom corner were rounded and the image was colored with Copic Markers (Kitten: C00, N0, N1, N2, R000, R20     Scarf: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR09, R24, R29, R39      Ground: YG01, YG03, YG17    Butterfly: YG01, BG10, BG11, BG13).

Two 3 1/4″ wide strips of Echo Park So Happy Together paper were sanded and adhered to the top of the image layer. The edges were stitched and two pieces of Washi Tape were adhered to the left hand side of the patterned paper strips. A green button was tied on with silver cord.

A sentiment from the Playful Kittens set was stamped on a scrap piece of paper. It was cut into banner shape and adhered under the paper strips. Stardust Glitter was added over the butterfly wings and rhinestones above the button and to the right hand side of the card.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blogThanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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It’s time for a new Crafty Friends Challenge. Charmaine is the hostess and her challenge to us is to create a mostly white card, with just a splash of color. I will also enter the card into the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is to use your favorites. Here I used paper piercing, rhinestones, dies, patterned paper and paper piercing.  The layout of the card is from the current CASE Study card by Windy Robinson.

I started by cutting snowflakes out of silver glimmer paper with one of the Snowflake Borderabilities dies.  A 1 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Carta Bella’s Winter Fun patterned paper was adhered to the bottom of a 3″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock after the edges of the paper were sanded.  The bottom edges were rounded and the edges of the layers were paper pierced.  Seam Binding was tied around the top of the patterned paper and three bells were tied on with silver cord.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 3 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half with the bottom corners rounded. A sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Small Folded Banners Holiday was stamped in Platinum Stazon on white cardstock. It was cut into banner form. Want2Scrap Rhinestones finish off the card.

Check out my fellow Crafty Friends for more  inspiration:

    Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have time to join us in the challenge. It’s easy and fun! Have a wonderful week!
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Usually on the 15th we have a NinaB. Designs blog hop. Because everyone is so busy this month we decided to skip it. I thought it would be fun to post  card showcasing Nina’s stamps anyway. The card also works great for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is to showcase your favorites. Some of my favorites are using dies, rhinestones, Memento Inks and my trusted corner chomper.

I started my card with a 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. The lower part was cut with the Country Landscape Memory Box die. The upper part was cut with the Simon Says Stamp exclusive Falling Stars die.  The houses were sponged with Toffee Crunch, the trees with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. The sky was sponged with Nautical Blue Memento ink. The bottom corners were rounded before the layers were adhered to another piece of white cardstock exactly the same size.

Stardust Stickles was added on the bottom, on top of the trees and houses as well as in the star holes. Silver cord was wrapped around the lower edge and topped with a yellow button. A sentiment from Just Sayin’ was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the Nested Lacey Pennant Nestabilities® dies.

Yellow Bazzill cardstock was cut and embossed with the smallest Star Nestabilities® die. The star was adhered to the right hand side of the sentiment and topped with a rhinestone. The sentiment strip was adhered to the image layer with foam adhesive squares. the layer was adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 10″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half with more foam adhesive squares. More rhinestones (under the sentiment and above the button) and a double row of paper piercing above the layer finish off the card.

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Do you have an Advent tradition? When the kids were little, I had an advent calendar that I filled with small treats every day. As they grew older we started filling the advent calendar with a little hint where the treat is hidden. My kids still love this little scavenger hunt, even though my hints are too easy for them to find (I am not good at this…but it’s the tradition that counts, right?). Well…over the moves the first advent calendar got lost and the one I made for a Splitcoast tutorial years ago, lost a few tins. It was time for a new one.

I really wanted the KaiserCraft Advent calendar to alter, but I couldn’t find it online (last minute as I am), so I ordered this Karen Foster Countdown Calendar. It comes with rubon numbers, but I didn’t use those.

I started by covering each drawer front with Carta Bella Merry & Bright paper. The drawers are tiny.I cut the papers into 1 7/16″ squares, sanded the edges and used a 1/2″ circle punch for the finger holes. I adhered the paper with Scor-Tape. I mention it because I first adhered it with Glue & Seal, thinking liquid adhesive would work better, only to have the paper just come off again.

The numbers were cut out of Red Glimmer Paper (Stampin’ Up!) with By the Numbers Die-namics dies. Those were popped up with adhesive foam squares on each drawer. Rhinestones were added to add just a bit more sparkle. I bought the tinsel 2 years ago in my LSS in Ohio. It comes on a pretty wooden spool. Unfortunately I don’t know the maker of it. The sticker came off.

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