Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter Z

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “Z”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Z” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from JODI BREWSTER’S BLOG then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of this post.

The letter “Z” is another one of those difficult letters.  Thankfully CTMH has these wonderful things called ZIPSTRIPS on the top of all of our pattern papers.  It just worked out beautifully as I needed to make gift card holders and the ZIPSTRIPS work as the band. Take a look….

abcs-z-zipstrip-snowman-gift-card-holder-catscrapbooking-comHere is the gift card holder when you remove the band.

gift-card-holder-catscrapbooking-comI used the one of the glacier papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals and added the Zipstrip from City Sidewalks Paper pack.  I also just love this snowman and the coordinating thin cuts from Cozy Christmas.

Now it is time to hop on over to JENIFER BENNER’S BLOG  and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #124 ~ Glacier, Kraft and Daisy White

Welcome to a new year with Color My Heart Color Dare.  This year we are changing things up a bit, this year the colors combinations will include neutral if they are allowed.  The exceptions are black and white which can be used for sentiments and outlines unless otherwise noted.  This week for Color Dare #124 the colors are Glacier, White Daisy and Kraft.

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These colors spoke to me of winter and with all the white on the ground I knew a snow scene was in order.  I pulled out a retired stamp set that I love ~ All Decked Out D1308.  I know embossing would be the perfect key to getting my white and a little interest.

Color Dare #124 ~ Glacier, Kraft and White ~ catscrapbooking.com

Color Dare #124 ~ Glacier, Kraft and White inside ~ catscrapbooking.comI could not resist photographing this card outside since it was a beautiful sunny day after a fresh snowfall.  The sky was so blue with that white snow.  I did have a little water get on the inside of the card at the bottom while photographing but it dried fine.  For this card I used the following products:

  • Cardstock ~ Kraft and White Daisy.
  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven (I only used the Zip Strip)
  • Embossing ~ White embossing powder, Versamark, Craft Heater
  • Stamp Sets ~ All Decked Out D1308 (retired), Shredding the Slopes D1603 and Hand Lettered Winter Wishes (Simon Says Stamp set)
  • Thin Foam tape

Now how about you giving it a try?  Just create your card, layout, or craft and hop on over to Color My Heart and link you creation HERE.

Happy Crafting!

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Frosty the Lighted Snowman

I know it is not Thanksgiving yet, but I am getting excited for the holidays.  I have been able to create a few things so far this year.  I hope this trend continues and I will share them with you as I go.

I have always loved glass blocks, it probably stems from my love of Architecture and Interior Design.  Did you know my undergraduate degree is in Interior Design?  Well now you do.  I have to admit I have not worked in this field for close to twenty years but it was my degree.  Anyway back to glass blocks…. I have been seeing all the ones people have put lights into and used vinyl on them to make great home decor items.  Well this past weekend I was able to go to a Craft Warehouse for the first time.  I loved it as there were so many great craft items on display of what you could make.  One of the things they had were glass blocks which has a plastic bottom which would allow you to fill the inside ~ ingenious!!! Here is my creation:

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I the glass block would work perfectly as a snowman. I designed my own face  and cut it on vinyl using my Silhouette.  I saw an adorable felt hat there but it was too small so I made my own.  I found a how to on the web and modified the directions so mine would be a little smaller.

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I also had just seen the CTMH video Craft your Curls which I posted last week about using fabric to create flowers.  I told you I would post something I designed soon and check out my cool flower using the Sparkle and Shine textiles.  I only used two layers to create my flower as the video shows three.

Happy Crafting!

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