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Monday, December 12, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone and welcome to this year's exciting Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!  I  hope your holiday season is treating you well!

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 created my card for this hop using Waffleflower's adorable monkey stamps!  The monkey on the left is from the Willy set and the monkey on the right is from the Faye set.  I colored the images using Copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added them to the card front using dimensional adhesive, and added a Santa hat to each from another stamp set that I own.  After die cutting some snowflakes and adding gems and twine and a "joy" diecut,  I placed the entire front card panel atop an invitation sized card with rounded corners.  So quick and easy, but so very fun!  

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Waffleflower 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.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #53! Please join the challenge!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #53.  The challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older and the challenge graphic holiday photo for color inspiration! Bring those old stamps back to life!.

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:

To create this card, I took a white card in the invitation size.  I ran it through an embossing machine with The Paper Studio embossing folder in the pattern shown.  Next, I stamped the bow and ribbon image onto white cardstock, then colored it with Copic markers in different shades of red.  I cut the ribbon out, and placed it on the card, using dimensional adhesive for the bow.  I added an EK Success snowflake and a green gem.  I die cut the word "joy" using Krazy Kreations glittered paper, and added two green gems to the word.  Then I added it to the card.  So simple with really fun results! 

The stamp set I only recently acquired, however, it is dated back to 2013 I believe.  I just love this set!  It is by Flourishes and called "That's a Wrap",  It is great for holidays, birthdays and more!  It comes with a gift tag image as well!  And it also contains holiday images.  Too fun!

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!