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I had a request for a project using this set, and this is what I came up with! I love the "colorbook" style of this set, so of course we had to color it! We stamped the image with Black Staz-on so we could color with Stampin' Write markers without the black bleeding. I use Black Staz-on almost all the time when I know I'm going to be markering, blender penning, or using the Aqua-Painter. It just makes the image come out so crisp and no worries about colors bleeding! The "So Swirly" jumbo wheel makes a great background, I find myself using it so much this year!

I know I've taken a big break from blogging, but I hope to get back in the swing of things this week. Being my own "boss" is great, but also hard! Self-discipline is something I'm working on, so pray for me! Also, being a "work-at-home-mom" also opens the door for so many opportunities to do so many other things besides keep to a disciplined work schedule. I love being at home and getting to work on clearing my clutter from the past few years that I've been working all day and Stampin' Up! partying several nights each week, but it's also easy to get lost in it!

This week I plan to show you several projects for my "Jingle All the Way" Stamp Camp I have scheduled this next weekend, but today I need to show you the cute projects we did at my first "Big Shot Class" this month!
GEDC3582 This cute little "genie bag" used the Top Note Bigz Die for both his face and hat! We also used the Button Sizzlet die for his eyes, the Large Star punch for his nose, and the 1/4" circle punch for his mouth! The "Birds & Blooms Sizzlets made the perfect accent for his hat!

Here's the version my friend, Donna, did!
GEDC3583 Isn't he cute and surprised?

We also did this darling card with the Snowflake dies and Mr. Twigster!
GEDC3576 I just love him, and the Snowflakes are gorgeous!

Here are a few more samples of projects we've done this month!
GEDC3577White embossing "Snow Swirled", then sponge daubing Baja Breeze ink!
GEDC3578 This card uses "Party Hearty" in an "out-of-the-box" way! I took the party hats stamp and made them into Christmas trees! The DSP  used is from the Level 1 Hostess Patterns DSP pack. I used the Real Red and Always Artichoke paper. Great to have on hand!

Nc web This was one of the cards I demoed at the Norris City Quilt Guild this month. They used a tree template they had on hand to cut their fabric, then fused it on their card with an iron. I walked them through the steps to stamp the greeting, punch, mount with dimensionals, then add the ribbon and inner verse!

Nc web 6 This little baby uses the "Iris Folding" technique along with the little snowman from "Merry & Bright"! Remember the comic strip "Mutt & Jeff"? (I know, I'm dating myself!) This little guy is Mutt to Mr. Twigster's Jeff! ha!

GEDC3617 Last but not least, here's a beautiful card I cased from my Founder's Circle swap by Kristina Koch from Canada! The large snowflake has been inked by smooshing Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue Craft Stampin' Spots all over it, then sprinkled with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and embossed! We also wheeled cardstock vellum with the "Snow" jumbo wheel in ballet blue ink, then topped the snowflake off with an Ice Circle Rhinestone brad! Gotta love those!

I know this post has been long, but I felt like I owed you all some "eye candy" for taking such a long break from blogging! I promise I will try to not let it happen again!

As I said before, my "Jingle All the Way" Stamp Camp will be this Friday, Nov. 21st, 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22nd  10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Fee is $10 for four great gift-giving projects.

Call me at 618-237-6281 or email me at to RSVP!


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Jenn Bolin

Great cards Carol! I love the way you used Party Hearty into Trees! I think that one and the snowfalke one from your founders circle are my 2 favs! Thanks for sharing!

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