Hi, friends! Welcome back to a new blog post. It’s been way too long, but I promise I will make it up to you as soon as I’m done with college. Today I’m joining Taheerah for her Advent Calendar Extravaganza since Christmas is just around the corner. How fun!

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 taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project, I’m featuring festive products from Sunny Studio Stamps. I made an interactive slider card that I think you will love! Unfortunately, I don’t have a video tutorial this time. I made this card in bits and pieces in between studying and working on college assignments. So next time I’ll have a video for you! 🙂

I started out by masking off a snow hill with masking paper. Then I used Tumbled Glass ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ), Broken China ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS )and Faded Jeans Distres Ink ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ) to create a winter sky. To add some texture, I used Texture Paste  HLM | AMZUS | AMZUS | ELH ) and a stencil for a snow effect. I sprinkled on some glitter from Tonic ( HLM | AMZUS | SSS ). I’m in love with this glitter! It’s so sparkly and has a very fine texture. However, it’s SUPER messy and it gets everywhere. But it’s really worth it.

After creating my circle base, I stamped a cute penguin from the Snow Kissed stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps ( HLM | SNN | SSS ). I colored this little guy with Copic markers and then used the coordinating die to cut him out. Next it was time to create my slider piece! I used the Slider dies from Lawn Fawn ( HLM | SSS | ELH | AMZUS ) for that. Finally, I used a sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ) and the Clear Glaze from Tonic ( TNCUK | AMZUS | SSS ). You know how much I like to finish a card with some shimmer and shine! 🙂

GIVEAWAY

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 Sunny Studio Stamps so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com 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 2017 to enter.

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

SUPPLY LIST

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Hi, friends! I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, had a lovely day yesterday with family and lots of delicious food. It looks like I have been living under a rock. I haven’t made a card in a long time, but better times are coming. 🙂

December will be a month full of festivities. First up will be the birth of my dear cousin’s first baby boy. I’m so excited! My two cousins always have been like sisters to me (I’m an only child!) so I’m just stoked to welcome this little baby boy to our family. Next up is Christmas and New Year and that means cozy and festive times with family. My exams are also coming up so I’m in full preparation.

November and December are also the best times to save money in your favorite shops. That’s why I’m here today! I’m going to share sales and coupons from my favorite online shops. Get ready to do some shopping! 🙂

Ellen Hutson

Use coupon code celebration17 and save 20% on your order. Sale ends on 11/21/2017 at 11:59 PST. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Winnie & Walter

Use coupon code WWBLACKFRIDAY to save 15% on your order. Spend $35 and receive a free stamp set. Receive free digital elements and cut files when you buy the coordinating stamp set. Sale ends on November 27. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Heffy Doodle

Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to save 10% on your order and receive free worldwide shipping. Sale ends on November 28. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Sunny Studio Stamps

Orders over $25 are shipped for free (within USA) and all orders will receive a free Color Word Die. Plus 15% of sales will be donated to “Convoy of Hope”. Such a thoughtful promo! Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Hallmark Scrapbook

Lots of good sales. Save 30-70% off selected items. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Simon Says Stamp

Use coupon code SWDE524 for 15% off your order. Or take $5 off any order of $5 or more with the code TAKEFIVE. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

 

Happy shopping! 🙂 I’ll be back very soon. Thanks for your support. Big hugs.

Happy Saturday, friends! Today I’m part of Heffy Doodle’s blog hop in honor of their brand new Winter release. This new release is simply adorable and I think you’ll love this products as much as I do.

In this video, I’m showcasing the new Elfish Antics set ( HFF | SSS ) to make an elf-tasctic – lol, sequin shaker card! 🙂

I had a lot of fun making this sequin shaker! I created my own patterned paper with the Peppermint Zone stencil from Winnie & Walter ( WNN ) and Festive Berries Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ). These inks blend like butter! Because I haven’t used them in a while, I really noticed how amazing these inks are. 🙂

I colored the sweet elf from the Elfish Antics set from Heffy Doodle ( HFF | SSS ). I used Copic Markers to color the image. I mentioned all of the colors in my video. This time I didn’t link to each marker since that’s very time-consuming and since I don’t have a lot of time nowadays, I couldn’t do that. 🙂 I hope that’s okay!

I filled up my sequin shaker with a variety of sequins from The Ton. That’s my favorite part of making a shaker! Picking different colors and shapes of sequins. So much fun.

BLOG HOP

Like I mentioned before, this blog post is part of the Heffy Doodle Winter Release Blog Hop. In total there are 13 talented ladies showcasing their cards made with the new release. Here’s a list of hoppers. Enjoy the hop!

GIVEAWAY

What would a blog hop be without a giveaway, right? One random winner will be selected to win a $25 gift certificate and free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog. Good luck!

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies



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