Gossip, 2S4Y, and Embellish Magazine

Hello all!
I wondered why my inbox was blowing up with blog candy comments and then I saw the email from Craft Gossip.com. They posted about my blog candy; link is at the top of the page if you have questions! SO excited to get the word out to others that I am hosting a blog candy challenge. All I want to do is share some craft love and encourage creativity. OK. I admit. I do feel cooler now that I have been on Craft Gossip.

Last night, I spent the evening talking on the phone with my BFF and making this card. This is a double whammy for 2Sketches4You and Embellish Magazine. Set a craft goal yesterday, and accomplished it. Now if I could just do that in my work life, personal life...back to the important stuff.

I tried a some new things on this card. At one of the numerous blogs I visit each week, maybe even one from the JustRite blog hop, the card maker noted that she did not fully ink up the stamp. I liked the result, so I tried the technique on my card. Also, Debbie Olsen recently did a tutorial on how to color white silk ribbon with Copic refills. Well, I have no refills, so I colored the whole ribbon with R29 and put it in a plastic bag added a couple drops of colorless blender and smushed it around achieving much the same effect as Debbie. Finally, I had nothing navy in my paper stash so I used PTI Enchanted Evening to ink white card stock to make myself a sheet of dark blue paper. I left a little white peeking through and you can see that in the punched edge. All and all, I am pleased with the end result. I even like my blue and green poinsettias.
This week I have spent some time fine-tuning a new weekly posting I plan to host. Not a challenge, but a way to toot your horn and show off a little. Still getting the kinks worked out, but I hope to roll it out next week.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Craft Gossip
Embellish Magazine
Debbie Olson


Stamps: Peaceful Poinsettia (PTI), Majestic (American Craft),

Ink: Frost (VersaMark Dazzle), Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Chai Blend (PTI)

Paper: Bank Roll (Bazzill), Stamper's Select, Kraft (PTI)

Copics: R29, 0

Other: Oyster Twine (Gartner), Green Grass Pearl (Queen & Co.), Button from stash, Double Loop Punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Festive card! Thanks for playing along at 2S4Y! :)

  2. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  3. Very pretty! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge!

  4. Very pretty! Your ribbon turned out awesome!

  5. I love your "seasons greetings" design. It's very non-Christmas and non-denominational. Love it!

  6. Well done on starting your Xmas cards! I love your take on the challenge!

  7. I love this Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us!


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