Good Wednesday morning. Nine years ago today I published My First Blog Post and I can hardly believe how fast time has gone by. I have had the privilege of making lots of friends through folks who follow my blog and it means so much to me. I want to celebrate this anniversary and show my gratitude by giving away some blog candy. Scroll down to the bottom of my post for all the details.
Before I start my post I thought it would be fun to share some of the blog banners I have created and used over the years. Creating scenes on my projects has been a passion of mine and that love was displayed in my banners. Most of the scenes below were made using images from my Kittie Kits scenery sets produced and sold by Dave Miller at Rubbernecker Stamps. These sets are still being sold today. I loved changing my banners from the original peaceful tree and water scene to fall and winter themes during the holiday season. Snow themes have always been my favorite. My love of scenes has transitioned over the years from stamping scenes to dimensional die cut scenes and flower projects. It has been fun for me to look back over the years and seeing some wonderful projects and some not so wonderful. LOL!
My project today was made using the newly released Essentials by Ellen Leaping Deer paired with the Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Cutting Plate and framed using the Nesting Card Templates. I embellished the deer’s neck with glitter covered evergreen branches using the Branch Punch.
I attached the birch tree piece to the back of the frame using double stick tape. Next I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and a few key places on the tree trunks and attached to the card base.
I cut the tips off of a few evergreen branches and applied Cosmic glitter glue and clear glitter and allowed them to dry. I attached the branches to the neck of the deer using glossy accents and then attached the deer to the trees using doubled up sections of mounting tape. This was a very fast and easy card to make and would be perfect to mass produce for holiday cards. I love the whimsical shape of Julie’s deer.
Now for the blog candy. I have several of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s flower die sets and embossing folder sets produced by Sizzix that I want to share with you. I will randomly draw three winners who will receive a few die sets and an embossing folder set. All you need to do to is leave a comment on this blog post telling me how long you have been paper crafting and post a link to your blog if you don’t mind sharing (not required). You will have until 5:00 pm EST on Saturday, Nov 12th to comment. The winners will be announced on my Sunday morning post. Good luck!!
PS….Ellen Hutson has a 15% off sale on Taylored Expressions product this week. If you love this Birch Tree Cutting Plate this would be a great time to check out the sale.