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A Sunny December Sunday

Today is special for many reasons....
and we have a lot to talk about!   

We will have a birthday celebration for our "perfect grandson" Jake.   He will be 14 on 12-16-14.  He is a handsome fella!!   The best part is, he still gives me a kiss an a hug!   He would 'die' if he saw this!



PLEASE give a round of applause to JFF Stamps for making December a wonderful time for us all!    All of the Designers on both Teams have created such fantastic projects of many themes and mediums.

Here is a quick and simple card I made with my JFF Stamp and Kaisercraft paper with washi tape and a Japanese ink pen. 


Another special announcement is for our overall November Giveaway winner....


for being a faithful commenter and blog follower!   
PDub has won a package Fabulous art film from Craft Attitude and an array of Papercrafting products from AlteredPages.   PDub, please send us your postal address so we may send off your winnings! 


We will have a JFF promo partner Giveaway for December including Jff stamps AND a product package from  Watch for the winner announcement in the first week of January 2015.


Each day of the last week in December we will give a free digital collage to anyone who joins our newsletter or Members only Facebook page.


Our Extra Special December Giveaway!   ONE very fortunate person will win a FABER CASTELL Gift Set for Card making. * 

  • This  kit introduces card makers to the variety of different ways Gelatos® can be incorporated into cards. With the fully illustrated step-by-step Design Guide, you will be incorporating these creamy sticks of pigment into your cards in no time!
  • Features include a fully illustrated 24 page Design Guide with dozens of tips and techniques
  • Card supplies and Accessories include Sentiments and Greetings Sheet, Banner Sheet, 6 Patterned Papers, Folded Cardstock and Envelopes (4-6”x6”, 4- 3”x3”), Chipboard Shapes, Glue (.28oz), 10 Foam Adhesive Squares, Epoxy Dots, Foam Wedge, Stencil
  • Mediums include 3 Gelatos® Colors (Aqua Dolce, Bubble Gum, Gold Champagne) and 3 Paper Crafter Crayons™ (Silver, Blue-Green, Violet)
All you have to do to be included in the drawing is share one photo of your artwork or a favorite creation** on our FACEBOOK page and comment on the BLOG each day until New Year!    

*(due to postage costs, this will be limited to a domestic winner only)

**please be mindful of copyrights when posting any photos.

 Remember, take a breath and smile!

Naughty or Nice!

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