Friday, November 27, 2009

Oliver becomes Olive ~

Olive would be the feminine name of Oliver, right?  Well, that's my story anyway!  I won this little Oliver stamp on the last Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog hop for their last release along with a few of the other accessory stamps from the Moonlight Whispers line.  The challenge on the KKS Challenge blog is 'Merry Christmas/Happy Winter' - what a perfect time to use my new stamp!

I had some leftover textured paper from a Bombshell Stamps challenge that I used to paper piece her hat.  I think I pulled out every other embellishment I could for this card!  There is fun flock on her hat trim and pom, black rhinestones (to cover up a mistake!), liquid pearls on the marshmallows in her hot cocoa, some glittery snowy ground and snowflakes.  That gorgeous hot pink color is some fabulous Melon Mambo that a fantastic friend sent me for my birthday along with the matching dot ribbon {thank you!}  I finally decided to get myself a Xyron sticker machine with a coupon from Hobby Lobby.  I was pushed over the edge by this post - I love glittering things and this little machine is economical and makes it so much easier!!  The background paper is one piece of Aqua Mist.  The top half was embossed with the Snowdots embossing folder and swiped with Fresh Snow ink.  The bottom half was stamped with the rolling ground image from Holiday Button Bits with the new Aqua Mist ink.  The sentiment is also from that set and masked to fit in a 1" circle punch.  Since I've listed all my supplies in this post, I will just leave you with a picture of the Copics I used. 
Before you leave, you should know that Tonya has everything in the Stamp Happens store at 15% off throughout the rest of the weekend!  She even carries the Ciao Copics that are less that $3 with this sale!! 
Be sure to bop on over and get yourself some great deals!  Don't forget that shipping is free within the US with any purchase over $50!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  :o) alyssa

9 comments:

terri said...

I am awestruck at your creativity.

You are just amazing, MsLyss. :)

Laural-Lee said...

Lovin the Aqua mist with the Melon Mambo! Olive is sure a a cutie! Thanks for the info about the sticker machine I would love to have a less messy way of putting glitter on my creations.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this stamp! I wish it came in digi format so I could snag it. Everything about this card is adorable. Love the snowflakes and the colors you went with are so pretty! So glad you could use the Melon Mambo stuff! I have 2 zyron sticker makers and never thought to use them for glitter--that's awesome! Thanks for the info!

Donna said...

Lyss...This is just gorgeous!! I LOVE this stamp...It's on my Christmas list..LOL!! I LOVE your creation...Absolutely beautiful work!! Xx

Randee E said...

This is adorable! I agree, Olive or Olivia :0) Hey, thanks for the blog award :0) I received it from another friend right about the same time so I have left a post with links to both of your sites. Had fun reading your anwers - I think we've got a few things in common! Hope you had a good Holiday weekend - definitely didn't help with #12 for me :0)

Joan B said...

This is adorable. LOVE what you did with this image.

Chris said...

this is so flippin cute! hope you had a fab thanksgiving! >"<

Beth said...

This is so CUTE! I love this little guy! And your embellies are fantastic as usual... awesome project!

Kathi said...

Great card with a seriously cute penguin.