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Newton Waits For Santa

I was up this past Tuesday with a special Christmas card for  NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS
 I created a 3-D window for Newton to peek through by stamping on a  piece of recycled plastic packaging with Staz-On ink.
Next, I stamped the same image onto the blue snowflake paper and then the  yellow paper for the moon.  I cut strips of paper for the window panes and adhered them to the paper before adding the 'window' over it with foam adhesive  (placed around the perimeter of the plastic in a thin strip).
Finally, Newton was stamped onto brown cardsock, cut out and added to the  top of the plastic with Zip Dry Glue!  You could get really creative and add some things inside of the window such as sequins, beads, etc. but I chose to add dots of glitter to the background paper...looks really cool!
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Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving!

Stained Glass Pumpkin

Happy Saturday, everyone! It has been a whirlwind around the McDaniel household, so I'm trying my best to get caught up on all of the projects that I've had up over the past couple of weeks :)
Today I'm sharing a fun little tutorial that I shared at  BASIC GREY BLOG
It's easy to change the look of the Vivenne Collection speech bubble with an embossing folder and alcohol marker...come by  the BG Blogand see how I put it all together!

Paper Play: Bella Rouge Door Hanger

Yesterday I was up on the  PINK PAISLEE BLOG  with a little "Paper Play" fun incorporating various dies  along with the new Bella Rouge Collection.
 If you have a princess in your life, then this collection of papers and embellishments  will be perfect for creating room decor or a sweet sign/door hanger such as this: I started with a 4X6 scallop die, although you could use a rectangle shape  of the same size. The dies that I've used are from Top Dog Dies with the exception  of the oval shape. You may also find a pre-cut chipboard shape and just trace  the design onto the patterned paper.
I attached the top and bottom scalloped pieces by gluing a die-cut heart over the two.  I used an oval shaped die to cut out the sentiment from the 4X4 journaling card.
To make the butterflies: Fold a piece of paper in half; lay a heart die  (or use a heart punch) along the crease of the paper as shown above.  Be sure overhang the point of the heart off of the paper so that the entire  shape doesn&…

Nature Board Book

Happy Thursday!  I was up this week at
DOODLEBUG DESIGNS with this "Thankful For Nature" Board Book that I created with
"Happy Camper" and "Friendly Forrest" Collections.
Both of the collections are filled with the cutest critters, so I wanted to showcase
 them in the form of a board book!  I started with a couple of 4.5"X5.5" dies by
Top Dog Dies and sheets of heavyweight chipboard.  
I used some assorted alphabet stickers for the cover.

I cut the base pages from 12X12 papers and the oval inset was cut from 6X6 papers...
I love the mix of larger prints with the smaller ones!  

I'ved added some of the new glittered enamel dots, but if you're making the  book for a smaller child, you may want to try hand-tied buttons or brads instead.

The new "Chippers" chipboard alphas are perfect for spelling out smaller words!

Doodle Pops and stickers layered on with foam adhesive add interest,  as well as dimension!
Again, if you're making a similar bo…

Newton's Nook: Beautiful Blizzard

Welcome to Day #2 of the November Releases from NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS Today we have the "Beautiful Blizzard" Stamp Set
Here is my sample card: 
I stamped the various snowflakes onto the greyish blue paper with Electric Purple
Neon Pigment Ink by Tsukineko.  Before the ink dried (it's very creamy, so it
takes a few minutes to dry without a heat gun) I sprinkled on some iridescent glitter.
I also went back with a glue pen and highlighted some of the areas of the
snowflakes and sprinkled on extra glitter.
The centers were adorned with glittery Sprinkles enamel dots by Doodlebug Design.
Would you like to win “Beautiful Blizzard”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!  Here's how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog…

Newton's Nook: Winter Tails Release

Welcome to Day #1 of the November Releases from NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS Today we have the "Winter Tails" Stamp Set
Here is my sample card: 

I stamped Winston onto solid white cardstock, colored with watercolor pencils  and glittered the snowball with iridescent glitter.  The 'hills' were cut from  Authentique Paper'sCozy Collection with templates by Kiwi Lane.   I also stamped the snowy hills with Tuxedo Black ink and highlighted  just under the stamping with white marble glitter.
Would you like to win “Winter Tails”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!  Here's how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on  the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Tuesd…

Four or More: Best Buddy

Happy Sunday!  I was recently up at  PINK PAISLEE  with a "Four or More" photo project that I was really excited to take on.  I'm generally a three-photo-or-less type of scrapper, but I found a  way to stick with three larger photos and then added a smaller photo as an embellishment! 

I started out by cutting the Shine Patterned Paper (diagonal stripe) apart along  one of the lines and then layered it on top of the Beautiful Patterned Paper (yellow dot).  Then I had a thought to create a intersection by adding the reverse side of the cut  Shine was the perfect juncture for the beginning of the title.

 The photos were printed at wallet size and then trimmed down to leave just a  small white border around each. I took the photo of Bear and used a 1.75" circle  die to cut out his face. A 2" scalloped punch was used to create a black  background for the photo; the two were layered together with foam adhesive.  By embellishing and adding a bow, it made an eye-catchi…

Evergreen Tree

I have a sweet Christmas tree tutorial with BASIC GREY's "Evergreen Collection" available! The BG Blog is down, but you can still download this easy-to-make decoration:
Here is a linkfor the FREE PDF Download...enjoy!

Frosty Friends Gift Set

Hi there!  I was up yesterday with
and  a Frosty Friends Gift Set that includes a handmade card
and altered paper mache ornament!  Whether you're in need of a Christmas
 or New Year's gift, this idea will suit either to a tee!
I love to keep my snowy friends out long after the Christmas holidays.   This easy-to-make ornament starts with an usual shaped paper mache ornament that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I traced around the design onto a 12X12 paper and cut.  
For the face and body I die-cut oval shapes from one of the 6X6 Paper Pad papers.   I added them to the front of the ornament with foam adhesive.  
The fun comes in decorating the snowman.  You can choose from any  of the cute stickers to add to the center of the body.   Stitch on someDoodle Twine if you're inclined.
Give your snowman any face that you'd like...enamel dots come in very handy here!
For the scarf I took different colors and several strands of Doodle Twine  and braided them into one length.  T…

Pinterest Monday

Good Monday to you!   It's been a few days since I've blogged so there will be lots of catching up to do this week :)
First I wanted to share my "Pinterest Monday" card with SCRAPTASTIC CLUB'S "Free Fallin" November Kit & Add-On Kit
Here is a look at the amazing geometrical print that we used as inspiration for our projects today:  (credit for photo here)

I was initially drawn to the grid created by the small lines and immediately  thought of using different swatches of paper in the four segments.   And of course I love, love, love circles so I went rummaging through the  Free Fallin' Kit (and Add-On Kit) for round embellishments to cluster together!
I made the card a 5X7 size instead of the standard A2;  I just wanted more  space to showcase the cluster of fun as well as the mix of patterns.   I cut a mat to 5X7 and then proceeded to layer on the strips of paper.   Next, I machine stitched the pieces together to give an even more homespun feel.
 I was e…