Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- 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 - 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 to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Living in Florida where Christmas isn't exactly cold - chilly at times, but definitely not cold - I knew I wanted to do something tropically inspired.

I chose to use winter themed stamps with a warm color palette and glitter, of course. Anything goes in Florida, and the more over-the-top and tacky...the better - especially the farther south you go! An all over background pattern is one of my true loves and I think the colors here are the perfect mix of warm and cool.


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Wplus9 Design so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 18, 2015

CHALLENGE: Throwback Thursday #10

The quilted look has been popping up all over the paper crafting community so I thought this was the perfect time to highlight our throwback die set, Quilt Cuts 2.

This month I'll show you how to use Quilt Cuts 2 for last minute holiday cards, Winter thank yous and everyday note cards.

Wplus9 Supplies:

It doesn't get quicker or easier than this.  If you are looking for some last minute ideas, this is it.  simply die cut and assemble.  The best part that that you can use all of the die cut pieces to make multiple cards!

Not only are the Quilt Cuts perfect for the holidays, but they also work for Winter thank you cards or thank you cards for any time of the year. While I kept my design cool in color choice knowing I'd be using it after the holidays, you could go bold and make a graphic card instead!

Wplus9 Supplies:

This last card shows you just how versatile this set is!  It really can be used any time of year, for any occasion!

Play Along

Now it's your turn! We'd love to have you participate in our Throwback Thursday posts. We know you've got some older product in your stash dying to see some ink! So let's pull em out.
Use any card above as inspiration, or even the stamp set if you've got it, and let's see those "oldies but goodies" get some love! Use at least one Wplus9 product and upload your project to your blog or online photo gallery such as Flickr. Then link it up using the InLinkz widget below to share it and keep the inspiration flowing! You'll have 3 weeks to play along.
If you'd like us to repost and share your creations on Instagram and Facebook, be sure post using the hashtag #wplus9tbt!


We will select one random random participant to receive a $20 store credit to Winners will be announced on Thursdays when the new Throwback Thursday is posted.


TBT #9 Winner

Contact us at with your full name and email and we will set up your store credit! (If you don't already have an account set up with us, be sure to set one up to expedite collecting your prize)


Throwback Thursday #10 Entries

Saturday, December 12, 2015

VIDEO: Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas w/a Feminine Twist

Hello everyone! Today I have the honor of participating in 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge with Ellen Hutson. The assigned theme was "ornaments" and I decided to interpret it as a tag that can double as an ornament. Or should I say tag(s)! As usual, once I got started I couldn't stop and created four variations using the same basic technique and layout.

In the video below, I'll share how to use your dies and fun foam to create easy faux watercoloring, as well as how to add foil accents using the Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Pen and the Minc Mini Machine.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I completed each tag a little differently, but used the same basic layout and supplies for each.

I want to thank Ellen for inviting me to play along and I hope that you play along as well. Be sure to stop by the Ellen Hutson blog for all of the details and a chance to win a $150 store credit to

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Connect with us:

Follow Us on Pinterest