Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Merry Christmas crafty friends! I am so happy to celebrate Christmas this year with Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

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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!

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Today is the glorious Christmas day, when Jesus was born and presents are opened. The happy spirit of the day inspired my card today. Here is what I come up with.

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First, I white heat embossed MFT Simply Snowflakes onto a panel of watercolor paper. I have used the MISTI Stamping Tool to get the exact placement that I wanted. Then, I watercolored the panel using my Schmincke Watercolor Palette. I have used Madder Red Dark, Translucent Orange, Translucent Yellow, May Green, Permanent Green Olive and Prussian Blue.

After that, I added in some shadows to make the snowflakes more dimensional. Of course I had to add splatters of colors and Perfect Pearl solution to add even more texture to the piece. I really LOVE water texture!!!

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When the panel was fully dried, I die cut it with SSS Stitched Rectangles Die and then mounted it with foam tape on a SSS Fog card base. The sentiment is from MFT Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set.

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To finish with a blast, I embellished my card with a lot of Pretty Pink Posh sequins – Holiday Shimmer Mix, Winter Sparkle MixSparkling Clear Mix, Metallic Rose Gold 6mmLavender Moon 4mm, Sunshine Glow 4mm, Strawberry Burst 4mm and Ballerina Pink 4mm. I went a little crazy on sequins but it’s Christmas!! It actually sparkles so much more in person!

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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 My Sweet Petunia 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 2016 to enter.

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your Christmas! I wish you and your family a warm and cozy holiday! BIG HUGS TO YOU!

Supplies:

  1. My Favorite Things Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  2. My Favorite Things Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  3. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  7. Schmincke Horadam 48 Half Pan Watercolor Set: Blick Art // Amazon
  8. Schmincke Horadam Madder Red Dark: Blick Art // Amazon
  9. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Orange: Blick Art // Amazon
  10. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Yellow: Blick Art // Amazon
  11. Schmincke Horadam May Green: Blick Art // Amazon
  12. Schmincke Horadam Permanent Green Olive: Blick Art // Amazon
  13. Schmincke Horadam Prussian Blue: Blick Art // Amazon
  14. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Sparkle Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold 6mm Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Pretty Pink Posh Lavender Moon 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  22. Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  23. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  26. Ranger Clear Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  29. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  30. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  31. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdie Ornaments

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Hello friends! Today I have a set of Christmas ornaments to share with you using various stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

There are various birdie images from Pretty Pink Posh and I thought I could make them into different characters on my ornaments. I am inspired by my friend Melania’s pastel color palette and I wanted to try it on my project, adding my own touches such as twine, ribbon and jingle bells 🙂

Here is a close-up of my ornaments. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Winter Bird Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Pretty Pink Posh Fox Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Pretty Pink Posh Fox Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Altenew Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Altenew Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Altenew Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Altenew Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  26. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Natural Twine: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp

Advent Calendar Project

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Hello friends! It’s the first day of December! Everything in the house is ready to be decorated! Our house have always used the theme of reds and golds. This year is no exception! Speaking of the holidays, I want to share with you a project that I made last year. I just took it out from the attic and it still holds up really well! It’s my advent calendar made using supplies from Mama Elephant, Pretty Pink Posh and Lawn Fawn.

Here is how it looks like next to some regular sized ornaments. The whole project measures 17.5″ X 12″. It took me over a month from start to finish, but it is well worth it because I am using it every year  🙂

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The idea was this is the house where Santa prepares presents for delivery. Some reindeer are starting to deliver some presents but they brought too many, so some of them fell off. The penguins at the bottom were trying to catch them! While the elves on the other side are decorating the tree and using some organizing.

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If you are interested in a walk-through of this advent calendar, please watch my video below, but please bear with me for my weird voice and not being professional. I wasn’t good at making videos a year ago 😛

Thank you for stopping by today! All the supplies I used in this project are linked below. If you are looking to order supplies from Pretty Pink Posh, remember to do so before December 4 as the shop is closing and won’t open until sometime in January! That’s all for today. Happy holidays! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. Mama Elephant Reindeer Games Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Mama Elephant Reindeer Games Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Mama Elephant Christmas Spirit Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Mama Elephant Christmas Spirit Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Mama Elephant Tandem Ride Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Mama Elephant Tandem Ride Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Mama Elephant Balloon Et Cetera Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Mama Elephant Balloon Et Cetera Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pretty Pink Posh Mini Tags Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Pretty Pink Posh Twine and Bows Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Tide Pool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Tumbled Glass Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Ranger Glossy Accents: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  26. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  28. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  29. Disc Magnets: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Pretty Pink Posh – No-Line Watercoloring

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Hello there! Today I am sharing a no-line watercolor card on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. I recently made a goal to be an artist (eventually…) and I have decided that no-line watercoloring would be my first step LOL…. Hands up if you think like me! All the colors I have used are listed down below.

Here is a close-up of my card. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Winter Bird Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  4. Pretty Pink Posh Mini Storybook 1 Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Pretty Pink Posh Gold Star Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Altenew Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Altenew Grapevine Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Altenew Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pumice Stone Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Worn Lipstick Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Picked Raspberry Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Fired Brick Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  19. Wild Honey Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  20. Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Salty Ocean Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Twisted Citron Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Gathered Twigs Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  26. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  29. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  30. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  31. Perfect Pearl Pigment Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  32. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  33. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  34. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  35. Natural Twine: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  36. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp

Altenew + Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

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Hello friends! Welcome to the Collaboration Blog Hop between Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh! Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh are two of my favorite companies whose products work so beautifully together! I am so happy to join today’s hop!

Here is what I come up with. More details below:

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  1. White heat emboss images from Altenew Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set on watercolor paper. Blend with Altenew Caramel Toffee and Paper Bag inks. Add white watercolor splatters
  2. Die cut the panel with PPP Stitched Borders 2 Dies. Also die cut another white paper with the same die
  3. White heat emboss the sentiment from PPP Holiday Greetings Stamp Set (free gift with $100 purchase while supplies last). Die cut out with PPP Stitched Tags Die
  4. Mount everything on a brown card front with tape. Embellish with ribbon, twine and a cute jingle bell

Close-up of my card:

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I lifted up the edges of the paper for a more organic look.

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Discount Code:

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For Pretty Pink Posh fans, get 10% off your entire order at www.altenew.com with code ALTENEWLOVESPPP at checkout. Offer ends on October 30 at midnight EST.

Giveaway:

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Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh are giving away TWO $100 prize packs! Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave your comments by November 2 at midnight EST to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh blogs on November 3.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is the talented Julia Altermann. Here is a lineup of today’s designers:

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Nina-Marie Trapani
Carissa Wiley
Lydia Evans
Lisa Elton
Nicole Picadura
Liz Sarkisyan
Isha Gupta
Melody Rupple
Sveta Fotinia
Amy Lee (Me!)
Julia Altermann
Therese Calvird
Jeanne Jachna
Yooussun Hur
Keeway Tsao
Svitlana Shayevich
Amy Kolling
Agnieszka Malyszek
Heather Hoffman
Amy Gray
Shannon McComb
May Sukyong Park
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Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you have a wonderful day and happy hopping!

Supplies:

  1. Altenew Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Altenew Caramel Toffee Crisp Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Altenew Paper Bag Crisp Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tags Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Chocolate Card Stock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Natural Twine: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp