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Warm Christmas Coloring: Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams

Warm Christmas Coloring: Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams

In today’s video I pulled out my new Christmas Dreams set – with a sleeping kitty and puppy, did you ever think I’d skip buying this set? Heck no! I used a lot of the images in the set (but not all) and in the video I show you some tips for figuring out where a fireplace casts light. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A sweet card…and perfectly flat!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Altenew Crafty Friends Bloghop: Charmed CAS cards

 

Welcome to my stop on the Crafty Friends hop! The first one was at the Altenew Scrapbook Blog – and you’re here at stop #2….so you should be on the right track! Supplies and giveaways are toward the end of the post, so keep on a-scrolling, but for now let’s get to some pretty cards, okay?

Charmed CAS (Clean and Simple) cards

I decided on some CAS cards that combine the new Crafty Friends set with Charmed – because who doesn’t love flowers, right? The sentiments go with *anything* as you’ll see in the video – you can use cute stamps, elegant stamps, funny stamps – or just make a background and let the stamp be the hero! And if you want to hear the story of how I got started crafting, you’ll have to watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I made a set of these with slightly different layouts, just turning the flower stamp different directions and stamping the sentiments in different places.

For some, the secondary sentiment is stamped directly at the bottom…

…other times just one sentiment will do…

…and of course dimensional adhesive for a secondary sentiment adds a little something special to the card!

Altenew Crafty Friends Bloghop Giveaways

I’m part of a hop, so of course you can start one-stop-back at the beginning – at the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. And they’re giving away an additional $20 gift certificate to their shop here on my blog!! There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 20 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Next stop on the hop

…is Therese Calvird!  Hurry, hurry, go see!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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A card from all of us! with bitty bears

Newsflash: dies are all on sale this week HERE using coupon code SAVEONDIES2017 – See list at the end of this post of some dies that’ll be used in my videos coming up.

A card from all of us! with bitty bears

These tiny bears are just the cutest lil guys – and there were so many of them I decided they’d be great for a “from all of us” kind of card! It could be for a birthday, congrats, retirement…I made mine a thank you. With a treat inside, so stay tuned to the end of the video! Watch it below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s that inside treat….while stamping the front in the MISTI, I also stamped a blank one so everyone signing it could sign by their character, isn’t that cute?

And I colored another of this design that I had stamped while making this card – this time with Copics! The background is from the Winter Wonderland class over at Art-classes.com.

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Copic, Watercolor, Bible Journaling? The survey says…

Giveaway updates:

  • Winners were emailed for the 75k giveaway…check your inbox!
  • I’ve heard from almost all the #wcmdwithsandy winners now. Thanks!

Survey results

A little vlog is posted for you today….with the results from the survey that so many participated in. THANK YOU for your feedback! Links from the video are below….

FYI – I didn’t post this to start a debate….I’ll delete any comments that start yelling, mmkay? Thanks!

Arkon giveaway is on YT only.

I’ll have another Arkon giveaway here on the blog next month, so stay subscribed to hear about it, and on Instagram in December! If you want to purchase the stand, you can get 20% off your Arkon order by using coupon sandyallnock – the items in the giveaway are:

Have an awesome weekend! I get to go play with my stamp group all day today….and then spend the week getting ready for the book photoshoot! I hope to be able to make more announcements about the book in the early part of 2018.

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New favorite pen for snow! ft Darcies

New favorite pen for snow!

Sometimes it’s an image that inspires a card – other times it’s a sentiment! And the “piled high” was what got me here…to make a stack of penguins! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

That Sharpie pen sure makes quick work of snow – it may not be as white or sharp as my Uniball, but it doesn’t take any work to get it moving!

You can stack up other things too – and you can also use the City Sidewalks backgrounds!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Rich Poinsettia Card – Avery Elle Holiday Bouquet + 75k winners announcement!

Winners in the 75k giveaway will be notified by email today. I was going to publish names but…yeah, I didn’t collect names. Just email addresses. Which, obviously, I won’t go posting here for the hackers to find, eh? If I don’t hear back from any winners by the weekend, I’ll pick some new winners and send e-notifications. Congrats to all 20 who get packets of goodies, and the 4 who won the gift certificates! I’m putting together a quick video with the answers to the community survey for this weekend!

 

Hey friends – my apologies for the YT mispost the other day. Due to a mysterious YT upload issue (which I’m sure wasn’t user error, how could it have ever been? lol)….it was a patron-only video that went live for a few hours. Some of you got the notification from YT and then the video was missing …that’s why. It was a private video….an alternate version of today’s card, and I knew there were are few of my  YT trolls who wouldn’t be able to resist comments on some aspects of that one – and I hadn’t intended to subject myself to their critique. Unfortunately that video did go live – and the trolls hit it fast, because in just the little time it was up, there were lots of negativity and thumbs down. So yeah, that’s a thing. It’s part of being a YouTuber, and sometimes it’s not so fun. Lesson learned….check my YT settings more carefully. LOL! Now…on to the project for the day!

Rich Poinsettia Card – Avery Elle Holiday Bouquet

Every year I create a poinsettia card, methinks….this year is no different! This time it’s a beautiful rich background, with smaller flowers than usual…I think most poinsettias tend to be oversized but I like these smaller ones a lot, with all their extra leaves and berries! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And on top of all this fun…it’s a completely flat card. Bonus eh!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Rainbow Christmas Pencil Penguins..and a huge BLOOP! (+winners)

 Rainbow Christmas Pencil Penguins..and a huge BLOOP!

Sometimes a video doesn’t want to get made….but then we crafters wrestle it to the ground! And turn it into a CAS card to boot. Like craftymagic, right!?!? Watch the video below or click HEREto see it in HD on YouTube.

Pencil colors: 995, 132, 992, 1027, 916, 921, 913, 109, 926, 937, 1079, 1102.

How’s about that Stitched Hillside Border die bailing me out!?!? Thank you Lawn Fawn for always having something to help!

That colored pencil tip – just to reiterate – I did this one over and over so many times. Not for bloops, but the footage just kept doing weird stuff. I nearly quit and moved on, figuring these penguins didn’t want to be on YouTube! But – I kept the pencils in order like this, so I could real quickly grab everything in rotation to do both layers of pencil quickly. If you have a lot to color, it’s a good idea to do the coloring with some kind of ordering so you can jam through the work quickly!

And those adhesives – the wider 3M one is under the full panel, and the thinner Xtreme tabs are under the snow. Which helps add dimension without adding so much it costs extra postage! Note that the 3M tape now comes in a 3/4″ roll – wider than previous, which is no longer available. It’s a little pricier, but the GOOD NEWS: theres 2 extra feet of tape, and it’s wide enough to cut it down the middle to get double the use out of it.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Winners of the WCMD card giveaway

Congrats, and thanks to EVERYONE who played along! Winners below should send an email (using the contact form) to let me know your address….be sure to mention your user name so I can match ’em up. Thanks!

  1. mirjamsartstudio
  2. cardsbysharna
  3. bharati_nayudu
  4. the_paper_butterfly
  5. sheriwitthoft
  6. tashavovchuk
  7. redhousefun
  8. jktaylor911
  9. scrapsecrets1120
  10. mommyeyedr
  11. slwoods
  12. loriuren
  13. tobin0971
  14. sheila5958
  15. lynnalawitzke
  16. josiejag28
  17. moonball_
  18. ekgormandesigns
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Giveaways, Crafty sales…and a new release you were waiting for!

Giveaways

It’s still World Cardmaking Weekend – so you can still enter to win a card from me! Just post your creation inspired by one of  yesterday’s videos. Be sure to check out the awesome work others have been posting – especially if you’re struggling with a way to use a technique with stamps you already have. I’ve been especially delighted with some of the Splatter Coloring ideas shared! Winners will be listed in tomorrow’s post.

75K subscriber giveaway has dragged on long enough…lol! 2 months ago I announced I’d be sending out prizes after 76k, but…I had no idea it would take this long. Soooooooo the packets are getting sent out this week! They’re collecting dust here and I want to be sure they get to a craft room to get some LOVE! You can still enter HERE I’ll be picking winners probably on Tuesday Oct 10th and announcing on the 11th!

Crafty Sales + new release

I’ve been adding to the original sale list HERE…happy shopping!

A crazy number of readers emailed to ask about the stamp I shared on Ellen Hutson’s blog the other day, it’s now available – Cozy Lady and Cozy Lady Dies  (the post with video is HERE.) Note that all Kuretake is on sale at Ellen’s shop, so if you want the pens plus the stamps, rock on! Sale info is in the post HERE.

Bible Journaling Channel

Check that out HERE – subscribe if you’d like the weekly videos!

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WCMD 5: Art Impressions Watercolor Cabins

Are you just popping in for WCMD? I’m posting videos every three hours to celebrate “our” holiday…celebrate with me by posting your creation inspired by one of these videos, and tagging me on Instagram, Facebook, or link up your blog in a comment on one of today’s posts – I’ll be sending my halloween cards to participants!

 

WCMD 4 Art Impressions Watercolor Cabins

New watercolor stamps from AI – FUN!!!! Oh my. I just get excited when they come out with new ones, because by that time I’ve usually forgotten to get mine out. I have an obscene collection of them, but when I want to play – I have a great selection! LOTS of cabins and houses are in the new release – it’s all listed in the supplies below. I’ll show you four cards in the video, 1 at real time and the rest Speedy Gonzales style.Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

These others show some different layouts for houses and trees – and some different ways to do skies for fall.

This one is more wintry – truly amazing to use that black marker and end up with purple watercolor, eh?

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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WCMD 4: Haunted Halloween Holiday Mansion

Are you just popping in for WCMD? I’m posting videos every three hours to celebrate “our” holiday…celebrate with me by posting your creation inspired by one of these videos, and tagging me on Instagram, Facebook, or link up your blog in a comment on one of today’s posts – I’ll be sending my halloween cards to participants!

 

WCMD Halloween mansion

The Holiday Mansion stamp set is paired with an accessories set for both Halloween and Christmas – they also come with dies. But for those who like to mask and create a one-layer scene card, like me, this house has endless possibilities to decorate! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.