Thursday, December 27, 2012


Is there such a thing as too much glitter?!?  Hmmm . . . I suppose so, but I don't think I've seen it yet.

Lollipop Ladies #61--Gingerbread house with Christmas
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge #85--favorite colors (I love blues of all shades, but turquoise is my fav. right now and my second favorite color is purple
Seems a Little Sketchy--sketch
DYSU #104--turquoise

Stamps: Meljen's Designs digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies/punches: Spellbinders label 4; Martha Stewart snowflake punch
American crafts glitter tape; SU! jeweled brads; glitter pen; Martha Stewart glitter

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #11--use 11 banners

Paper: DCWV Christmas pack
Stamps: PTI "Fresh Alphabet"; Clear Dollar Stamps "Vintage Flourish Months"
Twine and gold brads

Lots of Glitter

I am covered in gold glitter!!  But these buttons are so sparkly, it is well worth it. : )

Make it Monday #97--2012 A La Carte (I chose the glittered buttons technique)
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #10--use ten buttons
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #104--anything goes (Christmas)

Stamps: Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment; Papertrey Ink "Year of Flowers: Collection" (it's a little hard to see, but it's stamped in the center of the wreath)
Dies: Verve "Charming Ovals"

Thank you

So, now the Christmas cards are all made (and sent!); it's time to make thank you cards for all the awesome gifts we received.

Viva La Verve December week 4--sketch
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #12--use 12 brads

Stamps: PTI "Through the Trees" sentiment
Papers: PTI Ocean Tides cardstock; Basic Grey paper; mulberry paper; recycled Christmas card (image)
Sweet n Sassy "Heart die"; silver brads

Pure White

Well, okay, it's not "pure" white, 'cause I had to use black for the sentiment so you could see it!
It's the first time I've gotten to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and it's been fun!  The challenge this month is to create an all white project.  So, no color, but lots of texture.  I heat embossed the medallion with white embossing powder and dry embossed the right panel with an embossing folder.  It came out so elegant!

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas day #9--use 9 pearls or sparkles
Tuesday Alchemy--anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesdays #186--sketch
Flutter by Wednesdays #220--anything goes as long as it has a butterfly or fairy

Stamps: Rubbernecker medallion; Papertrey Ink "Mat Stack 2" sentiment
Punches/dies/embossing folders: Verve "Charming Oval" dies; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; cuttlebug embossing folder
Pearls; Martha Stewart dove embossing powder

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gift card holder

 I love getting gift cards and though they are maybe not quite as fun to give as a gift, I don't mind giving gift cards.  But the challenge is: how to present a gift card in a way that isn't boring or screams "gift card".  Last year, my mother-in-law gave my husband a gift card in this super cute little holder made out of an envelope.  I don't know where the idea originated, but I thought it was a fabulous idea and recreated it this year for my brother-in-law.
You can see on the inside that the envelope is folded in half and the gift card is placed in the little pocket created by the side not glued down. Such a cute little way to give a gift card and it was quite simple too.

Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #7--use 7 snowflakes (I have 7 snowflakes stamped on the front, though one is obscured by the bow from this angle, plus there are the snowflakes on the paper inside)
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #8--use 8 brands/products (I used an envelope, Basic Gray patterned paper, PTI enchanted evening cardstock, Inkadinkado stamps, Verve stamps, ink, ribbon and rhinestones
The Fox and The Squirrel #33--Christmas
Card Mania #10--snowflakes
Eureka Stamps #19--Christmas spirit
House of Gilli #48--add sparkle
Tuesday Alchemy #45--Anything But a Card
Our Daily Bread Designs #135--snow/snowflakes
Celebrate The Occasion #93--Christmas: Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky #152--anything goes
Delightful Challenges--anything goes
Pretty Pattern #78--sketch (I chose #54)
Do You Stack Up #103--anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #31--Sentiment as Focus

A2 size envelope
PTI enchanted evening cardstock
Basic Gray patterned paper
Stamps: Inkadinkado Christmas clear stamp set; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Taylored Expressions rhinestones

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Something Special

Some of my very favorite things: Damask prints; Black and white with a pop of color; presents; stamps

Viva La Verve December week 2--sketch
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #5--5 gold things (5 gold brads)

Stamps: Taylored Expressions "It's In the Bag"; Verve "Celebrating You"; PTI "Life is Sweet"
Dies: Taylored Expressions "It's In the Bag"
Cuttlebug damask embossing folder

Cheerful birthday

Mixing patterned papers is so hard for me.  I can do two, but more than that is so scary!  I guess that's why these things are called "challenges".

Viva La Verve December week 3--sketch
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #4--use 4 patterned papers
Flutter by Wednesdays Challenges--open challenge as long as you include a butterfly or fairy

Stamps: Taylored Expressions "It's In the Bag"
Paper: Basic Gray
Spellbinders classic circles, large and scalloped circles, large
Butterly--recycled from a barette

Glory to God

I'm pretty sure this is the last Christmas card I needed to make this year!  Finally.

Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas, Day one --use one bird
Pretty Paterns #77--choice of older sketches, I chose #45
Pretty Palette #77--red, pink, craft
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #185--winter
Do You Stack Up #102--Christmas
Stamping with Dragon--I heard a bird sing
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #103--Christmas birthday or anything goes (Christmas)

Stamps: PTI "Through the Trees"; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack; recycled paper bag
Buttons, twine

Follow that star!

 I thought I was all finished with my Christmas cards, then when I was addressing the envelopes, discovered that I was two short!  Yikes.
For my background paper, I stamped a medallions stamps in the corners with a matching ink and then sprayed it with gold glimmer mist.  I got a little carried away though and the mist obscures the image in bright light.  Have to remember that for next time.  But it is really sparkly and pretty!

Pretty Pattern #74--sketch
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas day 2--use two stamps
 Christmas Card Challenge #2--use die cuts
Eureka Stamps #18--sparkle and shine
Timeless Tuesdays #199--non-traditional holiday colors
Tuesday Alchemy #44--anything goes
Creative Inspiration #193--contemporary Christmas colors
Delightful Challenges--Very Blingy
DRS Designs #53--ribbon

Stamps: 3 wise men from DRS designs; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment
Dies: spellbinders labels 4
Rhinestones, glitter pen, glimmer mist, ribbon

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fashionable Christmas

 Ooh, la, la, isn't she a beauty?!  She's the beautiful Fashionista Squigglefly digi and she is just perfect for paper piecing.  Or at least I thought so when I was thinking about this card.  I pieced her dress and the purse (I made it this color, 'cause I have a purse that looks just like it--dark denim with black straps) and added black rhinestones for the earrings and a silver rhinestone for the diamond ring and a litter bit of glitter pen over gray pencil for the eyeshadow.
I sprayed the denim layer with glimmer mist and it is really sparkly in real life, but I wasn't able to capture it in the picture.

The Squirrel and the Fox #32--summer or winter
Lollipop #95--Happy Holidays
Squigglefly #48--winter wonderland
Delightful Challenges--All about Christmas
Frosted Designs:12 Days of Christmas; Day 3--3 inks/mists/paints (I used glimmer mist, an ink pad and markers)
Sweet n Sassy Digis #83--Christmas

Stamps: Squigglefly "Fashionista" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: Verve "Charming Ovals" dies; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Quick Anniversary card

Once again, another dark picture, for some reason, I could not get my flash to work and the light was fading quickly.  Sorry. : (  It's really simple, but I think it's super cute!  And I made it in 9 min 58 seconds!
10 minute Craft Dash Challenge #8--feature red ( I promise, those hearts are red and the twine is red and white) and complete your project in under 10 minutes
Pretty Pattern #76--sketch
Card Mania #9--wedding or anniversary
House of Gilli #47--anything goes
Stamping with Dragon--Anything goes

Stamps: PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: Sweet n Sassy heart dies; cuttlebug embossing folder
red and white twine.

White Christmas

 Please forgive the dark photo, I waited way too long to try to get a picture yesterday and the light was fading fast.  Although this isn't a traditional Christmas card, with a Christmas greeting, I am going to send it to my best friend with her Christmas gift, so it really is a Christmas card.
This second picture shows the glitter accents I created for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge to add glitter detail to your image.  I added glitter to the cuffs, neckline, and bottom ribbing of the shirt and glitter dots on her tights/leggings (although I used a glitter pen instead of a glue pen and glitter; same cool effect).
Viva La Verve December week 1--sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #101--make it girly
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #23--button or bow
Flat Friends--white on white with a pop of color
Cutie Pie--use doilies
Eureka #17--Winter Wonderland
{Pin}spirational Challenges #36--inspiration photo
Celebrate the Occasion #91--NO red or green Christmas
Make it Monday--glitter detail
Creative Inspirations #192--case it (I chose to work with the blue from the original card)
Fab 'n' Funky #150--Not a traditional Christmas
Do You Stack Up #101--silver or gold (silver brads and glitter pen)
Crafty Ann's #80--white on white with a colored topper

Stamps: Flat Friends "Crimbo Shopping" digi; PTI "Year of Flowers: collection" sentiment
Dies/punches/embossing folders: Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs dieCuttlebug snowflake embossing folder; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Verve "Charming Ovals" dies

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sweet Christmas

 Happy Friday (and Happy Thanksgiving a day late!) everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful time yesterday with family and friends and of course all the yummy food!  It's time for another challenge over on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog.  The challenge is: "To Die For" (meaning use lots of dies) and the sponsor is Fred She Said.  I'm not sure exactly what the prize will be, but I know it will include some of their adorable images.
I used the image called "Winter Emma Chickadee".  Isn't she so cute?!  I don't do a lot of this, but I thought this was the perfect image to do some paper piecing.  I pieced her scarf and mittens, coat and dress, tried to add some flocking to the fur parts of the coat, colored her face with colored pencils and the rest with markers.  I added a bit of gold glitter to her hair barrette and the punched snowflakes.  Hope on over to the CSAYL blog and check out the projects by the rest of the Design Team and then play along.  I love all the inspiration I get from visiting all of you.

Skipping Stones Design #155--sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #99--something more than 6 months old (everything BUT the image I have had for at least 6 months; most things much, much longer)
The Squirrel and The Fox #31--anything  goes
House of Gilli #46--die cuts
Our Daily Bread Designs #131--Winter Holiday

Image: Fred She Said "Winter Emma Chickadee" digi
Dies/punches: spellbinders labels 4; Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Martha Stewart gold glitterr

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ribbon wreath

 Happy Friday everyone!!  It's especially happy for me because my husband has been on a medical aid trip to Haiti since last Friday and he comes home tomorrow night!!  We miss him a lot!  Moving on, it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Create an entire gift ensemble for a teacher.  The sponsor for the challenge is Creations by AR and the prize is two templates of the winner's choice from the store.  I love templates!  They make such cute packaging for gifts are super easy to customize.  For this gift set, I tried something new!  The JUGS challenge this week is to create a ribbon wreath--something I had never even seen before.  So, my daughter and I pulled out some ribbon (white was the only one I had enough of in my stash for 2 wreaths since you need two yards of it) checked out the tutorial and set to work.  My daughter made the one inside  the gift box and I made the one on the card front.  Did I mention she is only 6!  So although it looks intricate, it is not really that difficult.  We are going to give this gift to the lady who teaches her craft class while the two younger girls and I are at Storyhour every week.

 I used the gift/card combo template from Creations by AR.  It's supposed to be a box that doubles as a card, but I really just like to use it as a box.  The inside has a little "drawer" that pulls out and is the perfect size for a tree ornament or other small gift.
 This is the outside of the box and below is the matching card.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will play along with us this week.  Head over to the CSAYL blog to check out the projects by the DT (I've seen a few peeks and they are amazing!) and get all the details.

Pretty Pattern #75--sketch (for the card)
JUGS #162--technique challenge--ribbon wreath
Sweet Stop sketches #184--sketch (for the box)
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown--pink, black or brown, and cream or white

Template: Creations by AR "gift/card combo"
Stamps: Inkadinkado  snowflakes; Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
Punches/dies: Spellbinders classic scalloped oval, large; Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Fuschia ribbon and rhinestones

Sunday, November 11, 2012

4th birthday

 My twins are turning 4 tomorrow!!!  See my last post for the card for the older of the two.  She loves pink! but the younger loves bright, deep colors.  She's got a lot of personality, so this bold card is for her.  Twins are different people, right, so they can't have the same type of card!
I used red glimmer mist to create the background.  I laid hibiscus ghost shapes on the paper and misted the glimmer mist over top of them.  It made a really fun bold background.  I also used gold glimmer mist on the #4, unfortunately the camera didn't pick up the glittery look of either mist.

Creative Inspirations #188--red for remembrance
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #179--sketch
Crafty Ann's Challenge #78--bingo (I chose the row: gems, ribbon, flowers)
Our Creative Corner--make your own background
Make it Monday #90--Creating focal point sentiments with die cuts and stamps

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Big Birthday Wishes"
Dies: Papertrey Ink "By the Numbers" die
Glimmer mists; red and silver/gold

4 candles

My twins are turning 4 tomorrow!!  I can't believe it.  It seems like just yesterday that we were wondering if we would make it for even one year!  We were pretty convinced that you can die from sleep deprivation.  But we didn't, and here we are.  One of the girls loves pink, so this pretty pink card is just for her.  Check out the flames on the candles.  After I used a sponge dauber with yellow ink to create the "glow" I discovered these little yellow droplets in my stash.  I haven't really figured out what to do with them, but they were perfect to add just a little bit more color to the center of the flames.

Flutterby Wednesday--anything goes (as long as it has a butterfly or fairy)
DRS Designs #49--candles
Stamping with Dragon--birthday
Viva La Verve November week 2--sketch

Paper: DCWV Christmas pack
Stamps: SU! (candles, I can't remember the name of the set); Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs" (sentiment), "Simple Stationery" (4)
Dies/punches: Sweet n Sassy Stamps heart die; Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Ribbon: American Crafts

Friday, November 9, 2012


 Good morning and happy Friday to you all!  Time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and I know it's one you are going to like: Anything Goes!!  Yep, I know you all like that, 'cause we always have a LOT of entries when anything goes.  We don't have a sponsor this week, but that doesn't mean there isn't a prize.  I just don't know what it is yet.  : )  But if you hop on over to the CSAYL blog, you will find out the prize and all the details.  Plus, you'll get to see the awesome creations of the rest of the DT.
I hope you are getting a good head start on your Christmas cards.  I think I finished all I need for this year (which means I met my goal of having them finished before December 1st) and am working on a buffer for next year.  If you play along this week, it means one more card done!

Pretty Palette #74--white, red, black, gray
Clearly Inspired Challenge #63--critters (I've never used camels before!)
JUGS #161--sketch
Our Creative Corner--silhouettes
Card Mania #7--embossing (I embossed "Peace" with black embossing powder)

Stamps: DRS Designs "Wisemen"; Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes"
Punches: Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch
SU! real red ink and ribbon; gray pearls;glitter pen

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas Stocking

A fun little stocking card that I made for something else and then turned it into a card by creating a little folder piece to adhere the two side of the stocking together.

Crimbo Crackers #27--shaped and pink
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #97--3 different patterned papers (my third is the pink I punched the flower out of)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge--contemporary color combo
The Squirrel and the Fox #30--flowers, hats, or horses

Template: PTI "Stocking Stuffer"
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack
Punches: SU! snowflake punch; Ek success flower punch

Anything But a Card

 There are a couple of challenges out there this week that are "Anything But a Card", so I'm taking a leap and entering this necklace and earrings set I just finished this morning.  I have had these short (7-8 inch) pieces of beading wire sitting on my desk for months.  I didn't want to throw them out, but couldn't quite decide what to use them for since they are too short for a traditional bracelet length.  Just about the time I saw the idea in a magazine, I thought they would be perfect for beaded circles.  I don't use seed beads often, but need them every once in a while and therefore have a decent collection.  And I had this piece of seaglass lying around needing to be used too.  And voila, the necklace was born.  And I used up all but one of those short pieces of wire!
Tuesday Alchemy--Anything But a Card

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pink Christmas

Hi, all!  It's Friday once again and that means time for another Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge! This week's challenge is to use your favorite color combo and the prize is 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps, our awesome sponsor for this challenge.
Sorry for the blurry picture.  In Rhode Island we were hit with hurricane Sandy (though not nearly as bad as other parts of the East Coast!).  So, we are without power right now as is most of my area.  Luckily, my in-laws have Verizon Fios and even though the don't have power they still have internet!  Yeay!!  Anyway, back to the picture.  I thought I could do my post on my husband's Ipad, so I took the picture with the Ipad and then wasn't able to do the post anyway.  Oh well, so many more people have worse things to worry about right now.
As you can see, my favorite color combo is pink and green.  So pretty and though unusual for Christmas, it really does work.  I used the image Ava and Deacon Merry Christmas Sign from Bugaboo.  Hop on over to the CSAYL blog to check out the other DT cards and the full details of the challenge.  Can't wait to see what you create, though I probably won't be able to comment this week, because I think power will be out for a while.

52 {Christmas} card throwdown #10--die cuts/punched pieces
Christmas card #48--pop it up (my image panel is popped up with foam tape)
Eureka Stamps #12--buttons and bows
Creative Inspiration #187--celebrate (celebrating Christmas)
Fab 'n Funky--die cuts and punches

Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock and ribbon: Papertrey Ink Ocean tides
Punches/dies: Fiskars scalloped border punch; spellbinders Fleur di lis die; cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, October 28, 2012

So thankful

{Pin}spirational Challenge #30 inspiration photo
 Don't you just love this time of year!?  I love leaves and pumpkins and the warm fall colors.  So there are lots of all of those things in this post.  Lots of pictures because there are a lot of components to this project.
 And I love that both the {Pin}spirational challenge and the JUGS challenge are these gorgeous inspiration photos.  My project is something I haven't ever done before.  I have recently seen a couple of these little tag books made out of toilet paper rolls and thought they were really cute.  Well, yesterday, we had a ladies craft time at my church and we made these little tag books.  Mostly, we just learned how to make the "pages" out of the rolls and cover them with paper.  Some people embellished theirs with a few embellies that were there, but I had a plan in mind and hadn't brought all my "toys" along.  So, I came home and played some more and this is the result:
 Cover page.  Just imagine that there are two binder rings in the holes on the left.  They didn't have enough for everyone at the craft event, so I am waiting to get mine.  But you can still get the idea of what it will look like.
Supplies:DCWV paper; SU! pumpkin cs; PTI alphabet and leaf die; Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes" stamped on leaf; Kaiser Kraft rhinestones; all ribbons in project are American Crafts
 Supplies: DCWV paper; Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes" stamp; Verve "Tall Oaks" pumpkin and sentiment
 Supplies: DCWV paper; Verve "I Chronicles 16:34" plain jane; black embossing powder; PTI "Mat Stack 2" flourish set on each side of the verse.
 Supplies: DCWV paper; PTI "Through the Trees" sentiment, "Mat Stack 2" flourishes; Verve "Tall Oaks" acorns
 Supplies: DCWV paper; Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes"; Verve "Tall Oaks" pumpkins and sentiment
 I am going to use this book as a "We are thankful for . . . this year" book, so the last "page" has the year and each tag, as you will see in the next picture, has a space for each family member to write what they are thankful for.  Then there is the potential to make another each year and have a great reminder of the things were are thankful for throughout the years.
Supplies: DCWV paper; PTI "By the Numbers" dies
Each tag is the same with the phrase "So thankful" and a couple lines on which to write.
Supplies (tags): Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes"; Verve "So happy"; the tags were cut out using a cricut machine the woman leading the craft time brought with her.

{Pin}spirational Challenge #30--inspiration photo
Do You Stack Up #95--embossing (page #3)
DRS Designs #48--Autumn greetings
JUGS#160--inspiration photo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A new monthly challenge blog

If you have been a fan of Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog or even if it is a new challenge to you, the fun is being doubled with a new monthly challenge blog.  I'll let Crafty Hazel herself tell you about it:

"This blog is a 'spin off' from my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog that has now been running successfully for nearly two years.

Starting at the beginning of 2013 I challenge you to add any Christmas card to this blog - challenges will be monthly, with a prize at the end of the month for a randomly chosen winner.

Bugaboo Stamps have very kindly agreed to sponsor every monthly challenge with a $21 prize of the winner's choice of digitial stamps.

Weekly challenges will continue on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog, so please continue to support them.

To launch this new extra blog, I'm giving away some Christmas candy:

2 'the red line' topper & paper pack, each containing:
1 topper sheet & 2 coordinated papers
2 C5 blank cards and envelopes
6 x 6 pad of 36 Berry Merry Christmas papers
6 x 6 pad of 24 My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas papers
A pack of 10 A6 red card blanks with square apertures
S et of Classic Christmas Promarkers

Anyone can take part - I'm willing to post to anywhere in the world. The draw for the winner (randomly chosen) will take place at midnight UK time on 30 November, which will allow time to send them ahead of the Christmas mail - and, of course, the winner will have some lovely goodies to play along with the challenges in the new year.

All I ask is that you spread the word of my new blog and the prize I'm giving away to the winner, by becoming a follower and create a blog post and, if possible, also put my pink button in your sidebar, telling people that the extra monthly challenges will begin on 1 January 2013.

When you've become a follower and created a blogpost and/or put my blinkie in your sidebar, please leave a link to your blogpost in the linky below."

So, there it is.  Help spread the word and you could have some new goodies to play with.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Gingerbread House

 Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog: Use Circles.  Our sponsor for this week is Meljen Designs and the winner will get to choose 4 of their adorable images.  How great is that?!
The Meljen's image that I got to use this week is this adorable Gingerbread House.  Their images are all so cute.  I love all the ones I have.  It was really fun to color and then to glitter.  Yep, I got a bit carried away with the glitter, but it's so sparkly and beautiful.  So, I started off with the idea to glitter the green gumdrops because gumdrops are glittery.  Then it just went on from there--it even carried over to the snowflake.  I just couldn't help it. : )
Remember that I said the challenge this week is to use circles?  Well, I had to stretch a bit on this one, but my card does contain circles: the lollipops and mint "wreath" in the image; the rhinestone on the snowflake and even the ends of some of the embossed snowflakes.  So how do you interpret this challenge?  I would love to see your take on it.  Hop over to the CSAYL blog, check out the other DT projects and play along.

Christmas Card Challenge #47--bows
House of Gilli #44--emboss it
Sweet Stop Sketches #181--sketch with a twist: be inspired by a book or movie (My inspiration is Hansel and Gretel with their yummy candy house)

Stamps: Meljen's Designs "Gingerbread House" digital image; Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
Paper: Basic Grey
Embossing folders/punches/dies: Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder; Martha Stewart Snowflake punch; spellbinders label 4 die
Ribbon, aluminum tape, rhinestone (Kaiser Kraft) and lots and lots of glitter!!!  Martha Stewart (orange, blue, purple, green) SU! dazzling diamonds