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

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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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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Happy World Card Making Day, my friends! This is my first blog post for today. I’ll be sharing another one in a couple of hours! Last year I wasn’t able to do anything in honor of World Card Making Day so I thought I’d make up for that this year.

I’m joining Simon Says Stamp today to share some WCMD happiness. The lovely Susan from SSS, invited card makers from around the globe to make a Christmas/holiday card for the Simon Says Stamp blog to celebrate WCMD! More information about giveaways and linking up your own creations can be found at the end of this blog post.

I started out by creating an ink blended winter sky with Tumbled Glass ( SSS ), Broken China ( SSS ) and Faded Jeans ( SSS )Distress Inks. Then I stamped winter trees with the Modern Trees set from My Favorite Things ( SSS ). I ended up adhering 4mm sequins to serve as Christmas baubles. Doesn’t that look cute?

I colored three bears from the Bitty Bears set from My Favorite Things ( SSS )with Copic Markers. I colored one of the bears with darker shades of gray to have some variation. Creating shakers is so much fun! It’s one of my favorite techniques. In the past I created shakers in various ways but my favorite way to make shakers is with Fun Foam and acetate!

For the base of my shaker, I die cut a frame using the Pierced Rectangles die cut set from Spellbinders ( SSS )and Icy Mint card stock from Bazzil ( SSS ). Next I created a frame using Fun Foam ( SSS ). You could also use foam tape but make sure to coat the edges with kitchen flour or anything else that removes static cling (Martha Stewart Powder Tool, Embossing Buddy, etc). After adhering some acetate ( SSS ) I adhered the shaker piece to my card. Eep! Look how fun it turned out! If I say so myself, lol!

GIVEAWAY

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this blog post, this card is part of Simon Says Stamp’s special blog post in honor of World Card Making Day. In total there are 19 designers from around the globe who are joining these festivities! YOU can link up your own Christmas/holiday card in an InLinkz over at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Random winners will be chosen to win one of 10 $50 gift cards for the Simon Says Stamp store as well as a one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Good luck!

MORE INSPIRATION

Below you will see the list of designers participating in this awesome event and the countries each will represent. I suggest checking out all these blogs.

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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