Wishing You Holiday Happiness – Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  I hope you are all having a great day!  I am super stoked because today is the start of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and her team for organizing this event!

Kat Scrappiness is also a super sponsor!!  Kat will be giving away One (1) $25 gift card and One (1) Flash prize of Kat Scrappiness Package worth at least $25.00 and use coupon code: COFFEELOVERS18 for 15% off site-wide sale.  Click here for more details:  http://KatScrappinessBlog.com/fall-winter-coffee-lovers-blo…

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For my project today, I am showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set  with the Beary Merry stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

I started by stamping my image with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the Trees and snowbanks with Neenah Solar white card stock with the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set.

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I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Tumbled glass and Spun sugar distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.  I am loving this color-combo for the winter sky!

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To finish my design on this card, I added some Stardust stickles on the trees and glossy accents to the North Pole sign.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just LOVE this cute bear?  Also, the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set is a must-have for sure.  It gives you all the dies that you need to create your winter scene.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please use coupon code “COFFEELOVERS18” for 15% off your order at the Kat Scrappiness.

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Make the Moose Out of Life with Newton’s Nook Designs

Have you seen last week’s November release by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Did you take advantage of the Black Friday sales?  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Since hubby and I are currently in Abu Dhabi, we didn’t get to roast our own turkey which made me a bit sad.  However, the most important thing is that we’re together and that’s all that matters!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Moose Mountain stamp set and coordinating dies with the Forest Scene Builder dies and the sky borders die.

I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut the image.  I used the birch tree from the Forest Scene builder dies and the sky border dies to die cut my trees and the clouds.  I also cut an A2-size card base, and trimmed the front flap so that I can layer my clouds and snowbanks with vellum.   I wanted the patterned paper inside to show through but not overwhelm my design.

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To finish my design I adhered the image on my foreground and also added some berries.  Here’s what it looks like:

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This is an old card design of mine but I keep going back to this because it is such a great design.  When you open the card, you can see through what’s inside.

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I really love how this card turned out!  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!

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It’s Beginning to Look a Sloth Like Christmas

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Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I meant to post on November 23rd but due to my current move and travel schedule, I was not able to organize the post so I apologize for that.  Before I begin, I wanted to let you all know that Cyber Monday sale is 25% off Please use coupon code “MONDAY25”  Hurry and order your favorites before they are gone!

 

I am back today with this cute Christmas card, showcasing the Foliage Frame Die, the Slothy Christmas stamp set and matching die by Newton’s Nook and other products available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut another piece of Neenah solar white card stock using the Foliage Frame die set.  This die is so beautiful!

 

I cut an A2-size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up this background with some Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks, using my mini-ink blending tool.  I put a few drops of my Vintage Photo distress re-inker onto an acrylic block and added a few drops of water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some color onto my colored background.  I adhered this piece onto my card base.

 

 

I added some foam adhesive on the frame to give it a little bit of a dimension.  To finish my design, I adhered my colored images onto the card and covered the Santa hat with some stardust stickles.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

Don’t you just LOVE this new Foliage Frame die?  Also the sloth is so cute with that little mouse!  I really love how this card turned out.

 

 

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit Kat Scrappiness today to order all of the supplies I used.  They are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the Cyber Monday sale using coupon code “MONDAY25” for 25% off your order!

 

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25 Days of Christmas Tags with CAS-ual Fridays

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Today the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad is joining Tracey McNeely of  www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  

 

For my tag below, I am showcasing the Somebunny stamp set, the Naughty-isms stamp set and the Scallop Tags Fri-Dies.   

 

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I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic marker.  I fussy-cut the image and adhered it on my tag.  

 

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To finish my design I stamped the sentiment from the Naughtyisms stamp set and added the pine boughs with the red jewel.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I hope you like my Christmas tag!  Before I end this post, I just wanted to let you all know that CAS-ual Friday is having a Black Friday sale.   We are also launching this mini-stamp set called “Most wonderful”.  If you placed an order of $50, you will get this stamp set for FREE.  In addition, all of the Retiring sets are marked 40% off and all of the Christmas and Hanukkah sets will be marked 15% off from today, November 20 to November 26th.  

 

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Thanks so much for joining me.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

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It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a stamp set for each reveal day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Christmas Haul and Moose Mountain with their coordinating dies, with the Snowman Advice stamp set and two new layering stencils called Plaid stencil set and Argyle stencil set.   Heres what they look like:

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Since we are featuring a lot of products today, I will keep this blog post short and will jump right in showing you what I made.  If you have any questions or would like to see a step-by-step tutorial, please leave me a comment below and I will either post a YouTube video tutorial or a step-by-step blog post.

 

CHRISTMAS HAUL:

 

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My sassy girl is shopping in the big city and she is definitely looking fabulous, don’t you agree?  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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MOOSE MOUNTAIN:

My little guy is enjoying skiing in the mountains and is excited for the holidays!

 

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I also used the Forest Scene Builder dies and the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set and Snow Globe Scenes die set with the Holiday Greetings die set.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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SNOWMAN ADVICE:

 

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I also used the “snowman” from the Sun-Soaked Christmas stamp set and the Festive Forest stamp set.   To finish my design, I added the Black AB (Rainbow) Jewels by Kat Scrappiness for the buttons.  I think it turned out so cute.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

There’s Snow One Like You with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps! Maria here with you today and I’m back with a Christmas card, showcasing the Merry Critters stamp set.  I LOVE this stamp set so much and I just couldn’t wait to play with it.

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  The little yellow bird reminds me so much of tweety!   Here’s what the stamp set look like:

Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.

I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.  I ahve been loving the Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar color combination lately!  It gives the perfect wintery-sky!  Here’s my card:

I used some white glittered card stock as well to create my snow hill.  I think this card turned out so cute.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked blow.  Please consider supporting me by clicking on those links.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

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Naughty’isms with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello everyone! Maria here with you today!  Are you guys ready to see more inspiration from me after the release week?  I didn’t get a chance to join the hop last week because I didn’t receive the products on time.  Somehow the post office thought my package should go around the United States twice, haha! Anyhoo, I received them today and I immediately made some projects to show off how wonderful they are!

I am showcasing the Naughty’isms Stamp SetNaughty Fri-DiesSnow Fri-Dies and the Bushy Tailed stamp set.

Here’s what they look like:

For my first card, I stamped the images on some Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the sentiment using the Naughty Fri-Dies.  Here’s my first card:

The Naughty Fri-Dies cuts like butter!  I also added some black dots to fill in the space between the stamped images and finished my design by stamping the snow flakes in light blue ink. Here’s a little close-up:

These Naughty’isms stamp set and Naughty Fri-Dies are must-haves for sure!

For my second card, I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac distress oxide inks.  I stamped, colored and die-cut my little Racoon from the Bushy Tailed stamp set.  I also die-cut the sentiment “Snow” on some glittered card stock.

To finish my design, I added some snowflakes and crystal clear jewels.

Here’s a little close-up:

The little present is from the Naughty’isms stamp set.

I hope you like my projects today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to order the products.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 1

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It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a stamp set for each reveal day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Winter Memories stamp set and dies with two new stand-alone dies that you are absolutely going to LOVE – the Forest Scene Builder dies (my favorite because I LOVE birch trees), the Holiday Greetings Dies (another favorite), with three new AMAZING stencils.  Heres what they look like:

 

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with versafine onyx black ink.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the rest of my elements using the Forest Scene Builder dies and Land Border dies.  I colored the birds die-cut with my Copic markers.  Here’s my first card:

 

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I am so bummed that my lighting didn’t really show the glittered “snow” on my card.  When I was making this card, it was hurricane season in Florida.  I used some diamond glittered card tsock to create my snow hills.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I love the silhouette images on this stamp set.

 

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For my second card, I used my Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste and the Evergreen stencil.

 

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I wish you can see this card in person.  The glittered/snowy trees the background is really pretty.   Here’s a little close-up:

 

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Would you like to win the “Winter Memories”  Stamp Set?

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. 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 Thursday October 18th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Merry Wishes Gift Card Holder

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are all ready for Christmas!  I am still wrapping presents and prepping for the holidays and one of the things I made today is this special Gift Card Holder that will house a gift card for my daughter. She loves reading, and she loves Harry Potter so I thought it’s appropriate to use this stamp set that I purchased awhile back from The Sassy Club, as well as my favorite stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 Machine to die-cut the images from The Sassy Club since this stamp set doesn’t have any coordinating dies. I also die-cut the other stamped images from Lawn Fawn with the Stitched Hillside Backdrop and the Stitched Mountain Border dies, as well as the embellishments that I wanted to add to the card to create my scene.

For the inside of the card, I used Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Lift the Flap and Simple Gift Card Slot Dies by Lawn Fawn to house my gift card.

To finish my design, I added stickles to the snow, the lampposts, as well as the trail of stars on the card front. For the inside of the card, I used my Sharpie White Paint Pen to draw the arrow and wrote the word “lift”. Here’s my card:

Front of the card:

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I really love how this card turned out. It took me an hour or two to create it but this card is really special and I know that my daughter will appreciate it very much. I hope you like my card today. I have listed and linked the supplies I used. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a Merry Christmas!

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