Santa is on his way!

Woohoo! This is a red-letter day. We are packed with lots of fun today. To start, Laurel Beard of Simply Cardmaking by Laurel is visiting us today and she has brought with her a wonderful project using the Penny Black Santa’s Visit stamp. Check it out below and learn a little bit about Laurel.

As a special treat, we have a giveaway… just in time for the Holidays! YAY! More info below.

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Wintery Forest Scene

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No holiday season is complete for me unless I create at least one wintery scene. There is just something about the serene beauty of wildlife and the stillness of snow. It gets me every time!

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Painting with Distress Oxides by Zinia

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We are pleased as punch to welcome Zinia Amoiridou of Abstract Inspiration back with us today. She is always bursting with ideas that you can use for your art journal, mixed media, cardmaking or any other art venture!

Today Zinia is sharing an art journal layout and video using one of her favorite mediums – distress oxide inks! So grab your coffee, hot chocolate or whatever is your favorite and enjoy!

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BEEP BEEP Birthday Wishes

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Today I am featuring another Flora & Fauna stamp set, Driving To The Holidays. I grew up with a VW always in my family’s driveway so I couldn’t resist the cute Volkswagon and all its accessories. With 10 kids in the family, my father thought this was the best car ever! It was easy on gas and you couldn’t go too fast!

This card happens to be a birthday card for a VW owner but it would also be perfect to dress up with all the holiday accessories!

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A Snowy Christmas Scene using the Under The Trees Stamp

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This is Shauna back with you today to share a peaceful and beautiful stamp by Penny Black called Under The Trees. I just love this scene with the charming squirrel and bird exchanging gifts under snowy trees.

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Using A Gelli Plate And Creating Beautiful Backgrounds with Zinia

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I am just so excited today. Zinia of Abstract Inspiration is sharing a great how-to video using a Gelli plate. I don’t know about you but I have wanted to give this technique a whirl so this is perfect timing!

Her background is stunning and the whole background was created using distress oxide inks. So, whether you love cardmaking, journaling or scrapbooking, this is a quick and wonderful way to make your own background papers.

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