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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blog Candy Winner, Featured Stamper Challenge and Christmas Fun with Grandbabies!!

First I want to thank everyone for coming to visit my blog in the last 3 months. I just love the blogging world...soooo many wonderful people out there with the same passion...creating beautiful paper crafts!!

Now, down to business.......I used the Random.org Integer Generator to pick the winning number....drum roll please!!! The winning number is #10, Chrissy D!!! Whoohoo, Chrissy....congrats on winning my first blog candy give away!!!! I will get your goodies out to you tomorrow!!!

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Featured Stamper Challenge#98




Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast is Paula (paulatracy)!! OMG, what a fabulous gallery...Paula is an amazing artist!! Her coloring is sooo awesome!! I chose to case her Christmas Lantern card. I kept the same layout and Christmas theme but changed the stamp, papers, colors, and added piercing rather than sewing.

The Christmas Stained Glass Cardinal image from Rubberstamp Ave. was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto vanilla cs and colored with copics. Crystal Effects was used over the bird image and then dusted with Dazzling Diamonds. The background was sponged with Soft Sky. Pearl colored Liquid Pearls was added to the snow and covered with Dazzling Diamonds, piercing was done on the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper and pearls and ribbon finish it off.







The close up shows the stained glass effect with the Crystal Effects. The image was matted on Real Red cardstock







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Now, would you like to see what I did yesterday??? My wonderful Grandbabies, Cody and Mackenzie (the blondes) and their friend, Brandy, came over to make Christmas cookies. We had such fun and the kids did a great job!!! Cody did get carried away just a little with the flour but what the heck....now it really seems like Christmas!!










It took a little practice with the rolling pins but it didn't take long to get the hang of it.














How fun!!! There is nothing better than happy, smiling children!!

















Yikes!! We had to take Cody's shirt off and go outside to shake it out!! Good thing the temp was in the 70's!!




Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!!

18 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a gorgeous bird Joan!! Love the stained glass look!! And what a treasured memory you made with your grands yesterday!! Awesome!!

Chrissy D said...

WHat a bunch of CUTIES! THANK YOU for the candy Joan!!!!Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOL, looks like you guys had a BLAST! :)

Love your card too!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh my gosh.....HOW FUN! And what wonderful memories you are making! Enjoy, my friend! :-)

BTW...love your card!

Julia Aston said...

I love your stained glass bird Joan - it looks super!

and what fun with your budding bakers! such cuties! I bet your kitchen is all white now too - can't believe it's 70 there - we're hovering at about 19 today!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Sweet card Joan and great coloring. Love the pictures of the kids making cookies, oh what a mess but SO FUN!

Rose Ann said...

I love your pretty bird card, Joan!! Great pic of the grand kids!! Looks like so much fun!!

Jackie said...

Congrats Chrissy..enjoy the candy!!

Lovely card Joan and great pics...happy to hear you had a great time!!!

Cheryl said...

Looks like you all had a ball making cookies! I can't wait until my grands are old enough to come and 'help' grandma with cookies.

Angel said...

gorgeous bird!! looks like the kiddos had a blast at your house!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Oh they are adorable. Love the flour on Cody's shirt...Too cute. I hope to make our cookies tomorrow. The kids have plans on a Gingerbread mansion. It is always fun to see what they make..Yes, let's do plan on getting together soon. Happy Holidays!!We were supposed to go to Austin tomorrow, but they are saying sleet and ice..Oh no

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Projects with Grandchildren are priceless! My youngest ones like to help me in the kitchen. Last year's favorite was French Toast, now that they are both in school we don't see each other as much. All the photos in the album are worth millions to me!
Enjoy every minute, Joan!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I LOVE your stained glass cardinal card! What a great image, and your coloring and all the sparkle are wonderful!!
Looks like you really had a blast with the kids! My 2-1/2 yr old grandson and I built a gingerbread house Saturday. I was the one that ended up a mess. He just ate all the gum drops!!

Anne said...

What great memories you made for and with the grand kids Joan!! These are the things I remember at Christmas when I was growing up!! Looks like everyone had so much fun!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh how sweet is this!! I wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season friend!! :)

Dawn said...

whatta FUN gramma you are!!!!

Kim Meineke said...

Congrats Chrissy! Enjoy! Love the stained glass effect. Who am I kidding? Loved the whole card! By the way, I am jealous! It was in the 30's all day on Sunday in Sabinal, Texas! Ah-h-h-h to be back in the 70's!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, what fun! I'm sure some scrapbook pages will be in order for this special time. The kids look like they are really enjoying themselves!! Smiles... :)