Thursday, December 31, 2015

Season's Giving Blog Hop


Welcome!!  I'm so honored to be a part of this year's Season's Giving Blog Hop!  2015 was filled with many challenges as well as many blessings.   I would like to start this next year by focusing on my blessings.  

First of all, I get to paper craft and design for two wonderful companies.  That's huge to me.  And, I'm so grateful to those who follow my blog.  Your comments and encouragement are always uplifting.  I am constantly inspired by so many paper crafters, mixed media artists, and designers, and I hope I've brought a bit of inspiration to you this past year.  

So, to say thank you, I'd like to offer a Giveaway (will ship anywhere):  A set of Chameleon Color Tones Pens and Tonal Ranges, Decorative Curved Square dies by Spellbinders, Flower Layer die by Cuttlebug, and French collection - Corner, Border and Tag die by Creative Expressions



All you have to do is leave a comment mentioning one blessing or something you were thankful for in 2015.  I have many, but spending time with my kids is right at the top.  Especially the fact that they were able to be home for Christmas.  They live out of state, so to be able to juggle their schedules and make it all work was a treasure!

The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Thursday, January 7.  

Now, I'd like to share my favorite cards of 2015 if you don't mind bearing with me.  The links to the other hoppers will follow.

 Short Stacks ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/01/short-stacks-power-poppy.html

Geraniums meet Hemptique ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/01/power-poppy-geraniums-meet-hemptique.html

Kaboom ~ Waltzingmouse
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/03/kaboom-waltzingmouse-stamps-preview.html

Special Lady ~ Waltzingmouse
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/02/special-lady-waltzingmouse.html

Flowering Branches ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/04/flowering-branches-power-poppy.html

Life is better with friends ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/04/life-is-better-with-friends.html

Re-Purposed Window Paned Door ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/05/re-purposed-window-paned-door-with.html

Garden Fireworks ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/06/garden-fireworks-power-poppy.html

So Grateful ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/07/power-poppy-so-grateful.html

Well Played ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/07/power-poppy-well-played.html

A box of doughnuts ~ Waltzingmouse
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-box-of-doughnuts.html

Scrumptious Raspberries ~ Power Poppy
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/08/scrumptious-raspberries-by-power-poppy.html

Power Poppy Minc'd
http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/10/power-poppy-mincd.html


http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/2015/11/maize-for-days-power-poppy.html

Here are the links to all those participating!  


Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Technique Tuesday
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Verve Stamps
Donna Salazar
Richard Garay
AdTech
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Inchie Arts
Avocado Arts
OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)
Rubermoon Stamps
Latina Crafter
A Jillian Vance Design
JustNick
Your Everyday Stamps
Latisha Yoast
AJ Otto
Kimberly Crawford
Julia Stainton
Laurie Willison
Teri Anderson
Jennifer Gallacher
Vera Yates
Wanda Guess
Nichol Magouirk
Kelly Klapstein
Anabelle O’Malley
Kim Watson
Chari Moss
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Adametz
Alice Wertz
Daniela Dobson
Jenn Shurkus
Lori Craig
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Henke
Margie Higuchi
Lee Murphy
Lori Tecler
Dina Kowal
Loretta Lock
Darsie Bruno
Marcie Sharp
Veronica Zalis
Barbara Anders
Maria Levine
Dana Joy
Melody Rupple
Keri Sereika
Asia King
Jennifer Ingle
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Beth Pingry
Erica Houghton
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Piali Biswas
Ashley Newell
Nicole Maki
Julee Tilman
Leigh Penner
Christina Griffiths
Lindsay Amrhein
Laura Williams
Debbie Seyer
Christine Emberson
Kerry Urbatch
Linda Lucas
Tosha Leyendekker
Giovana Smith
Bunny Vance
Stacey Schafer
Lee Ann Barrett
Ruby Naz
Julie Dinn
Jill Hawkins
Christiana Reulling
Jodi Collins
Gracie Chavez
Michelle Woerner
Tania Willis
Karisse Schilling
Lori McAree
Ashley Harris
Emily Leiphart
Heidi Blankenship
Coralynn Murray
Tenia Nelson
Pretty Philosophie
Jillian Vance
Misti Oblander


Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Dimensional Snowglobe Greetings ~ Power Poppy




 

Hello everyone!!  It's Friday!!  Woo-Hoo!!  That means the weekend is finally here and all the fun that comes with it.  Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm getting there, and am excited for the kids to come home. 

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/search/label/ChallengeBut, in the midst of decorating and present wrapping, I thought I'd make a card for this month's Power Poppy Power and Spark challenge, which is to choose a previous challenge to work with.
   
I chose November's Embellish This challenge. I've been itching to color the new Snowglobe Greetings digital image because I knew right when I saw it that I wanted to make it dimensional.  I started by coloring 3 images for the inside and layering them using Paper Tole.
 


For the base, I cut out an extra piece, colored it, put 3 large pop dots behind in the center, glued two cardstock tabs to the side, cut two slits on the outside of the bottom base, slid the tabs through and voila...it looks curved.
 


I embossed the top panel, glued it to a black frame, attached that to an acetate base and popped it up a bit to fit the dimensional image inside.  So this baby is full of depth, dimension, and textures.  For the snow and Santas hat and cuffs,  I used white Liquid Applique.  I used a brush to spread it on, sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), and then heated it with my Heat Tool.  I also added glitter to the background and Santa's beard.
 


That about sums up today's project.  For some more Holiday inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigaders:


CopicsCoat, Hat, Bag and Chimney ~ R59, R37, R35, R32, R20, T10, T8, T6, T4, T2 Package ~ R59, R37, R35, R32, R20, G28, G24, G20 Bucket ~ G28, G24, G20, E43, E31 Doll ~ B06, B04, B00, E44, E43, E4, E02, E01, E000, R20 Bear ~ E47, E44, E43, E41 Ball ~ B06, B04, B02, B00, B000 Globe Base ~ E47, E44, E43, E41, YG99, YG95, YG91, YG01, R59, R37, R32, T10, T8, T6, T4, T2 

Thank you so very much for dropping by!  I hope you have a blessing-filled weekend!

Happy Stamping!! 

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Stamps:  Snowglobe Greeting (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI), Acetate
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Liquid Applique, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Christmas Vineyard Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), Dimensional Tape, Scor-pal 
 
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