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I've got blog candy!
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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, a Viva Silver Pearl pen, two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions stamps, a package of 60 self-adhesive clear gems, a four pack of fresh flocking from Studio G, and a set of 10 metal tab clips by Making Memories to the prize package so far! When I reach 334 followers I will add this
Seven sheets of hand dyed tissue paper. This is the same paper I use when I make my butterflies with acetate. It's wonderful stuff!
To win this candy, just leave me a comment when I post something. I have a day picked out between October 11th and the end of the month. On that day I will have random. org pick a winner from the comments left on that day. You won't know which day is picked, so your best chance is to comment every day! I will announce the winner of the candy on November 1st! Good luck!
Hi everyone! Yesterday Elaine M. had a question about the hand dyed tissue paper that is almost in the blog candy package (I only need one more to put it in the box!). She wanted to know if I had a tutorial on how to make it. I did not make this paper, it is some I bought from a company a while back that is no longer in business. I think I have an idea on how she did it though and someday I might play around with it and see. If my experiments turn out nicely I'll do a tutorial then!
Oh I'm so happy today because the high is only going to be 68 and they are saying that it might even dip into the 30's tonight! So how about a couple of winter type cards today?
This first card wasn't made for any challenge (surprised?). I was just making Christmas cards and wanted to color up this fabulous Old Fashioned Christmas Girl by Inger Harding. She's colored with Copic markers and I added flocking to her coat's trim. I rubbed a lot of the flocking off before it all stuck so it would add to the "old fashioned" feel of the card.
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The sentiment is another wonderful one from Jess Harding called Have Yourself, and I cut the flag shape and distressed all the edges with some Creamy Caramel ink. I did a little more distressing on the image panel with my scissors.
My second card is for yesterday's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge. the challenge is to use glimmer mist or an equivalent with supplies you have on hand. I went with Pearl Ex for my glimmer
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This cute Snowbird Serenade is drawn by Lynne Stansbery. I colored it with Copic markers and chalked the sky. I added lots of snow tex for the snow. Have I mentioned that I love this stuff?
To add glimmer to the card I brayered some Versamark on to a Spellbinders snowflakes impressabilities and then I ran it through my cuttlebug and dusted pearl ex all over it. The pearl ex sticks to the versamark. My sentiment is computer generated. I found this cool font called Billy Argel and you can get it free HERE. The snowflake was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I added pearl ex to it too and then topped it with a blue gemstone. It's really pretty and shimmery - more so than the photo shows.
On the home front Riley has not been found outside of the fence, so either the plastic is working or she hasn't tried to get out yet. Tomorrow she is going in to get groomed. We are trying a new groomer this time and I really hope this one turns out to be better than the last couple we've used. I have had the hardest time finding a groomer we like since the very first one we had quit! Riley is the first dog we've had that required grooming and it's the one thing about wirehaired fox terriers I don't enjoy!
Also, are any of you aware of this site Fiverr.com? It's a place where you list something you will do for five dollars. The site gets one dollar and you get four. I read about it in a magazine while I was at the doctor's office, and the article said one lady averaged $300.00 a month by writing messages or names in the sand and photographing it and then e mailing people the photo. Anyway I mentioned it to my kids and Ashley now has something she's willing to do for five dollars - interested in seeing what it is? Click HERE. What would you do for five dollars?
Well, I hope ya'll have a beautiful day, and thanks for looking!