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Lil Miss Muffin Rio, S&S 12 Days of Christmas, and a New DICC

Hello! Did you enjoy yesterday’s Bombshell Hump Day Hop? I sure did! Today I have 2 projects to share with you. I have the latest preview from Simply Betty Stamps first. But also, there is a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge plus, with it being December 1st, it marks the first day of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas!

As I mentioned above, today is another preview day for SBS. This is Little Muffin Rio. And she’s yet another fabulous image from the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun collection.

Mmmm….don’t you want a muffin now? I sure do! I used my watercolor markers yet again, and I also used that super rad Crafter’s Workshop stencil in the corners of the white cardstock.

Used a mess of scrap paper, and a sentiment from Just Rite. I hope you are as excited about this collection as I am!

Now, on to the latest DICC, which I combined with Day 1 of the S&S 12 Days of Christmas. Here’s the DICC Itinerary. As always, you need to use at least 3 of the items listed.

Beth Ranney-Thomas’ Itinerary

1) Aluminum Foil
2) Glue Used in a non-traditional way
3) Paint {Acrylic or Watercolors}
4) Embossing
5) Beads
6) Use Green & Blue
7) Christmas Theme
8) More the 5 layers{ base = 1 layer}
9) Not A Card
10) Glitter

I had a totally rad project in mind for this one (the aluminum foil really inspired me! But I just didn’t want to have 3 projects posted in one day…so I had to nix the idea. But, I will say that this card is very pretty in person. I used #’s 4, 6, 7, and 10 from the Itinerary.

This is not a very good photo. And unfortunately…it’s the only one I have. See, this card was a custom order for Phoenix’s former teacher. And I could have sworn that I took several pics of it, but damned if I know what file they’re in. And of course, she already has the cards, so I can’t take more pictures. You’ll have to believe me when I say that the tree is embossed with a beautiful clear and holographic glitter. When the light hits it, it really looks like the tree is lit up.

So, you ghave a lot of hopping to do today! Be sure to visit the SBS Blog to see more with sweet, Lil Miss Muffin Rio. Then hit DICC for more inspiration. Lastly, there are the S&S Jolly Bloggers! They are all listed in my side bar.

One more thing…I want to wish my girl Kelli a super-duper Happy Birthday! We all lurve the hell outta you here! Mwah! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Linda said…
Great cards - are those Chrismtas muffins being baked? Delicious.
Wow Alison, when you said that you have busy... you weren't foolin'!!! I love both of these cards and I wish i could see the Christmas tree in real life, ya know how I am about shiny things!!! LOL!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Hugs!!!
Jane said…
Fantastic cards Alison the tree looks awesome
Luv Jane xxx
Jamie said…
Very cool cards! Amazing work!
monique said…
beautiful cards, well done
MaRyKaY said…
Those are both great cards. I love the new betty stamps. I dont believe I have any of those yet. I'm still growing. love the christmas tree
Kristina said…
Hi there, I just love both of your cards! I know that the cards always look better in RL, so no worries, it's still pretty!

ike said…
Super cards - my fave is the Chrimbo tree... just gorgeous xxxx
...just Barbara said…
Both cards look great! I love the corner details you did on the Rio image and the way you tinted her glasses is awesome! :D
~Lady B~ said…
goregeous projects, alison!
Both are super cards Alison. SB one is so cute and the tree looks like some of ours last winter. The little bird really stands out. H x
Gorgeous projects Alison, the SBS new releases and your Christmas tree is FAB!
paula akers said…
beautiful cards! fantastic and festive colors! TFS!!!

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