Sunday, December 19, 2021

Shine On with the Freaks!

And just like THAT, Christmas is only SIX days away!! I have had hardly ANY time to create lately, and now it seems I am in overdrive trying to do all the Christmas stuff (cards, neighbor gifts/tags, shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating ... the list goes on and on, doesn't it??)! Did ya check out the sparkly Christmas tree made by Bree Renwick? It's so fun ... and I LOVE the color combo! 
I've been wanting to play with the Frosted Gingerbread stamps and Gingerbread dies since the minute I laid eyes on them ... aren't they ADORABLE??!??

With this card I made a z-fold ... which I have not done in FOREVER!! Start with a piece of cardstock that is 8.5" x 5.5".  Use your Simply Scored and score lines at 2 1/8" and 4.25".  You will then be able to fold the base into a "z" so that you can made this fun card!

Stamps: Frosted Gingerbread
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Real Red, Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Accessories: Gingerbread Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Wink of Stella, Champagne Rhinestone, Whisper White Embossing Powder, White Frayed Ribbon

If you look closely you can seee that I made the icing kinda "sparkly" on this snowflake-shaped Christmas cookies.  I used some Shimmery Crystal Effects ... and THEN when they were dry I brushed them with some Wink of Stella ... I love how shiny AND glittery they turned out!!

To add even a little more "shine" I accented the center of the cookies and the sentiment tag with some Champagne rhinestones.  Also, the soon-to-be-available White Frayed Ribbon has just a little bit of glimmer to it ... ooooooooo! Sooooo pretty!

Here's a little peek at the inside (what you see behind the front panel when you open up the "z").  Something about fun and funky folding just makes me happy!

I'm headed into week #3 of wearing a silicone patch on my surgical incision from my achilles/bone spur surgery ... and it really seems to be working! I am SOOOOO happy! I am actually wearing MATCHING shoes ... with NO backs cut out! I have even started to run again ... it's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!

Next up? Cindy Elam! She has not one, not two but THREE beautiful and shiny creations to be inspired by!

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Monday Montage #203

Huzzah and HURRRAH!! You GUYS!!! I've been (im)patiently waiting to be able to order the Penguin Place 
Bundle ... which has been on back order (dumb supply chain!)!! But it is HERE!! It has ARRIVED! And I could NOT be happier!! I mean, punched out penguins?? Seriously???? I am going to be using them for my "official" family Christmas card this year, so I couldn't wait to take it out and at least PLAY with it a little bit! Sqqqquuuuueeeeeee!!! 

 Penguin Place
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Basic Black, Mango Melody
Ink: Black Memento, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody
Accessories: Ornate Frames Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Frosted Epoxy Dots, Double Stitched Real Red Satin Ribbon, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (Faux Linen Ribbon), Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gingham Embossing Folder, Shimmery Crystal Effects

I just had to share a close up of my embossed panel so you could see how PURDY it is!! This is a sneaky peek at the soon-to-be-available gingham embossing folder. Isn't it caaaaaYOOOT??? I want to use it with everything!

Here's a blog roll just in case you get "stuck" trying to hop around ...

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