Friday, October 17, 2014

Are you Ready for SANDY Claus?

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver design teams have played with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Today is our final day of SAND-tastic inspiration.

We have sanded our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. There are prizes involved, and we will give away the best mix of fun Dreamweaver Stencils, Stampendous, and Core'dinations products.

To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you could win:

Today I bring you a snowy and sparkly card of joy. Using fun, sandable cardstock from Core’dinations, I layered a panel onto a white card base, and then another smaller layer of Core’dinations Green Sheen Glitter paper.


I then used the same glitter paper to die cut these three small stockings using the Nested Stockings Die from Dreamweaver Stencils. I die cut the stockings twice, once using the green glitter paper, and again using Opulent Opal Glitter paper.

Upon each stocking I added the letters that I die cut using Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dual Alphabet Dies, with the same Opal Glitter paper.

As a festive background, I stamped Stampendous’ Jumbo Cling Pinecone Boughs set. I used Bamboo Leaves ink and then added bits of brown using Rich Cocoa ink.


For a touch of winter delight, I added some wonderful Multi-medium glitter from Stampendous to the bottom of my card, and finished off the bottom edge with a bit of lace trim.


I would be thrilled if you would leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list – remember, you could WIN BIG.


Dream It Up!

Kristine Reynolds*

Lyn Bernatovich

Gill Wilson

Louise Healy

Kristi Parker Van Doren

Laura Drahozal

Jamie Martin*

Lea Kimmel*

Alison Heikkila

Lynn Mercurio (that’s me!)

Pam Hornschu*

*On Stampendous team as well


Tami Mayberry

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:


I hope you have had fun this week checking out all the Christmas inspiration from these three teams. I know I had a blast creating for it. Thanks so much for stopping by.




Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy HallowThanksMas!–The Dreamweaver Way

It’s not always easy coming up with new and creative challenges each month. Leave it to the Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team’s leader, Pam Hornschu, to come up with a challenge that encompasses all three of the upcoming holidays, rolled into one!

Many members of the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, as well as the upcoming Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations (going on this week), the confusion about what sort of challenge we should have for October is understandable. Therefore we are combining them all into one...happy HallowThanksMas!

As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog (the link is also at the bottom of this post). Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! These bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner.

For my project today, I’m bringing some Christmas cheer, as I am pitifully behind in my Christmas card making, and there are some of my family and friends who would be upset with me if I dare sent them a store-bought card for the holidays.

I started off by using a new embossing folder from Dreamweaver Stencils called Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder. I embossed it twice; once using ivory cardstock, and again using a lovely evergreen color from Bazzill.


After trimming the greeting from the ivory embossed image, I got to work on adding a bit of highlighting to my holly leaves by first going over each leaf with a Versamark pen to give the leaves a darker color, and then topping each leaf with a dusting of shimmer and shine using my Wink of Stella glitter pen.

I added red stickles to the berries so they would stand out from the green.


I finished off my card by adding my greeting back on top of the green base and layering with a die cut edge of some older patterned paper and adding a blow of beautiful green ribbon from May Arts!

I hope that you will want to play along with the Dream It Up! challenge this month, creating your favorite Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas creation, and don’t forget to use those Dreamweaver Stencils!
Be sure to check out and see what the rest of the team have for your HallowThanksMas! inspiration.

Dream It Up!

Leadonna Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Lynn Mercurio (that’s me!)

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Thanks for stopping by.