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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -THEEEE- 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 over 60 special guests (Including ME)- 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 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 wait behind the door!
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I so enjoyed making this collection of cards! I was able to use my Journey Color Splash as a wash on watercolor paper over some embossed snowflakes- so fun experimenting with this Splash. I used a few colors for this project: Shimmer Gold Splash, Blue Lagoon Splash and Cool Pool Splash! It works fabulously as a wash!!!
After the ink dried, I removed the embossing layer using my heat gun and a cloth. I distressed the whole paper with Whip Cream True Fusion Ink . Next, I flicked some Silver Silk onto the watercolored background, added some Platinum Liquid Pearls and I was ready to attach it to some Silver striped vellum. This is my most FAVORITE VELLUM ever!!! It still needed one more stamped element to "ground" the image so I stamped the lacy border with River Stone True Fusion Ink then fussy cut/distressed and pop-dotted it up on the edge.
Applying my image to Oatmeal Cookie and Whip Cream cardstock was next. I used a Blue Lagoon (MY NEW FAVORITE COLOR) card base to mount my completed front panel.
They yummy Tinsel Trim and the freebie star embellishments were the perfect embellishing touch. I sewed an aqua sequin and a pearlescent seed bead onto the shimmery fabric star. To complete the triad of embellies, I added a little dew drop. :)
***(I'll be contributing a few prizes as well! Since FSJ is only available in the US through an FSJ Coach like me right now, I would love to award the prize to one USA winner, one Canada winner, and one "over-the-pond" reader! The winners will receive a pack of the silver shimmer puffy stars, a pack of the wooden stars and a collection of papers I used in this project. If you are READING this and NOT JUST PICTURE WALKING THIS POST and are interested in the prize stated above, please add this comment saying "FSJ Newbie" and your name will be placed in my drawing. I'll accept comments posted up until December 31. I'll announce a winner on January 1.)***
It's not a party without a prize! And with prizes every single day, there are several chances to win!!! Today's prize is generously supplied by Dee's Artsy Impressions (Click on the link to be directed to her blog so you can see her yummy stamps!!!). We know you'll definitely want to get your hands on this sweet treat! How? Simply leave a comment here and head over to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there to double your chances. Don't forget to grab the other prize destination links and leave them some love too. Every comment gets you a chance to win, so comment like crazy!!!
Remember: You'll improve your chances of winning with EVERY comment posted. You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! This Advent Calendar Extravaganza will run from Dec. 1-25 so make sure to visit Taheerah's blog every day to see what's behind that door!
All comments will be accepted until December 31 and announcements of all winners will be posted the following week. Good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
WINNERS WINNERS! The following names were randomly drawn to receive a prize package from me. Please contact me soon so I can send my package out to you!
USA: Rebecca Yahrling
Canada: KT Fit Kitty
UK: Lynn Hardy