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When I saw the technique challenge on Splitcoast (TLC676) was a fancy fold, the first thing I thought was “it’s gonna be trouble”. I was right. But at least I had resigned myself to that fact going in. And it was really only trouble for a few reasons…

1. I also decided I HAD to give the Gilded Faux Silk another try (first time was horrible). It made the sliding top really stiff & hard to fold.
2. My measurements were a little different so I had to reverse engineer it. Sheesh! Will I never learn?
3. I keep getting sucked into the bottomless pit of hubby’s plumbing reconfigurations. Not only has he acquired every plumbing tool known to man, he also constantly borrows MY crafting tools. Apparently, my tools are better than his tools, lol. And I have to help him reengineer the problem. (He’s NOT a plumber..he’s not even particularly mechanically inclined, lol.)

So..the gilded faux silk turned out better this time, probably because I needed snowflakes & blue & that looks good together. The fold finally cooperated. But then a fourth problem..silver & fancy folds are very HARD to photograph. It is what it is & here it is.

And here’s a look at the inside. I went simple since the front was an engineering feat!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Blizzard of Thanks, Interlocking Snow, Snow Bg, Med. Filigree Snowflake (inside:Brush Thank You )
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, cobalt blue, metallic silver
Ink: Kaliedacolor blue breeze, Distress ink blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, Encore ultimate metallic silver, Versamark, Versafine majestic blue 
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, exquisite circles, snowflakes, circles dies, Reverse Confetti squared off tag topper die, ODBD double stitched circle, snowflakes dies, silver embossing powder


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It’s my turn to host today’s Inspirations Challenge (IC631) on Splitcoast!  I was inspired by THIS & THIS so I combined the two. 

I have a winter card using this fun, fun, fun Winter Wonder Words bg. When my unmounted stamp arrived, it still had a line across the top (from the edge of the plate) & I left it. I don’t always ink it, but I did this time. I thought it made the perfect division between the upper & lower part. I inked it w/ the stormy sky ink & stamped it multiple times, but only used the line across the top.  The Warm Wishes was stamped in the upper area w/ the majestic blue ink to make it a little more prominent than the lower bg. 

I came across a piece of royal blue c/s that I had embossed all over w/ a sparkly powder. I don’t know why I did this or when, but I thought it might look good for a big frosty snowman. After I die cut him, I left the die in place & went over some parts w/ a white marker & the others w/ a cobalt blue Copic. Then I added a die cut piece of thin foam behind him to elevate him a bit. The larger blue mittens were punched & added. A narrow strip of blue glitter paper was added down the left & some punched snowflakes here & there.

 
Here’s a look a the inside. I went over the greeting & mittens w/ a blue Wink of Stella.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Winter Wonder WordsWarm Wishes, (inside – Interlocking Snow BgBaby It’s Cold)
Paper: white, royal blue, glitter
Ink: Versafine majestic blue, Memento  Distress ink stormy sky, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, cobalt Copic marker, Emaginations lg mitten punch, white Permapaque marker, Wink of Stella (blue), stardust embossing powder, snowflakes punches (Tonic)

 

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Happy New Year & welcome to the Jan #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!
If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Jan 7 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Jan 8 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

Since most of the country has been locked in the deep freeze, I thought this pair of Cardinals sitting on a snow covered branch would be the perfect image to use. I put them into my Misti, stamped, colored then overstamped them. They were stamped off to the left side a bit because I wanted room to add some snowflakes & I had already planned to draw a box frame around them. The cardinals were masked & the snowflakes stamped w/ the Distress ink then a layer of designer paper was added behind. 

Here’s a look at the inside…haven’t decided on a greeting yet. And below it are the Copics I used.


Next stop is
Vickie’s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: Cardinals, Winter Wonderland, Snowflake Cling set 
Paper:  Staples 110# white, designer paper (Bo Bunny -Altitude)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink tumbled glass
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Misti

 

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