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Yippee Yeti!

I am trying not to be too much of an angsty yeti lady here up in Minnesota as I have officially reached the winter breaking point last weekend with that terrible ice storm/blizzard that destroyed our roads (half are still covered with an inch of compacted snow and ice), gave Jake’s rear bumper a nice big crack in it (he was shaken up but otherwise fine) and resulted in me digging my car out of the four foot snow drift that the nighttime parking lot plow crew left (so politely) behind my car.

So let’s instead celebrate the fun, snowball-throwing part of winter AND the fact that my little (tiny, BABY) brother earned his driver’s license on Thursday last week. I’m so very proud of him, so he gets an adorable yeti card to celebrate.

02-27-14 Yippee Yeti card by Britta Swiderski-2

The Yeti Set Go stamp set from Lawn Fawn is the perfect happy-go-lucky winter set to make congratulatory card. I stamped everything out on Neenah White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with copics. Copics used: Trees – G05, G17 – Letters – BG000 – Yeti – BG000, BV00, BV01, T0, T2, T5, R21.

02-27-14 Yippee Yeti card by Britta Swiderski-1

I add three more big touches to bring everything together. The snowy hills were made from watercolor paper and covered in Frosted Lace Stickles. The kraft cardstock was stamped with the Tiny Ink Spots background in Soft Pool shadow ink for a snowy effect. Lastly, and most prominently, I used Quinn’s ABCs and the coordinating dies + BG000 for a subtle kick of color to really make the extra happy.

Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can buy the products used on this project. Click on “SS” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “EH” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

Yeti Set Go Clear Stamps – Lawn Fawn
Quinn’s ABCs – Lawn Fawn
Quinns ABC Lawn Cuts Dies – Lawn Fawn
Tiny Ink Spots Background – Hero Arts
Soft Pool Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink – Tsukineko
Copic Sketch Markers
Frosted Lace Stickles – Ranger
Desert Storm Kraft Ream – Neenah Paper
Desert Storm Kraft 25 sheets- Neenah Paper
Foliage Layering Papers – Hero Arts
Celadon Layering Papers – Hero Arts
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine – Sizzix
Matte Multi Medium Mini – Ranger

All and all, though, we’re doing pretty well around here. I’m making lots of lists, trying my best to stay motivated and taking time to relax and celebrate life. Like the other day when Jake and I went on a date to The Lego Movie, which was, in fact, awesome.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you very soon with a CHA wrap-up of sorts. What comes after that? Only I know the answer to that one. ;)



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Summer Celebration Week!

Happy hello! I hope you’re ready for a week of celebration and excitement. I know it’s a celebratory week in both Canada (Canada Day on the 1st) and the USA (Independence Day on the 4th), so I hope we can all bring even more party to this week by celebrating creativity here on the blog. I’ll have a new post for you each weekday this week, and I can’t wait to share with you all of the things I have planned!

Here’s the first project I’m sharing this week. A cute little thank you featuring some of my favorite puppies from the new Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park + the corresponding dies. I’m going to let you in on a little “secret”: Jake and I have had puppy fever for approximately a year and a half. Every time we see a dog out in public, it’s hard not to squeal and run over to pet it immediately. Seriously, we took Leia to the vet for a check-up yesterday and saw a chubby corgi, a gorgeous golden retriever and a BABY dachshund. I just about died. So I can definitely see a pup joining our little family some time in the future. For now, though, Leia (and our wallets and our landlord) is happy being the only pet around here. For now. :)

07-01-13 Thanks Puppies by Britta Swiderski-1

These critters + dies make copic coloring and then cutting out the shapes SO ridiculously easy. I love it. I didn’t do any fancy techniques here on the coloring. The lab is one solid color (Y21), the dachshund is covered in little dots of E35 for a nice subtle texture, and the scotty dog is mostly T6 with some T7 over the top in fur-like strokes to have a more curly texture. It’s been a while since I’ve used copics on a card to actually color, so this card was a fun one.

A simple gradient of YG23, YG25 and YG17 in the “thanks” stamped with Quinn’s Capitals adds some nice grass for the dogs to play on, and some Lime Bakers Hemp from LF adds a great little accent across the bottom of the card.

07-01-13 Thanks Puppies by Britta Swiderski-2


Okay, who wants a puppy now? Me! Meee! Hehe. :)


Here’s a look at today’s fab giveaway. There will be one each day – read below for entry instructions! A big thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this giveaway (they provided some of the items, and I paid for others). Love you, LF!


How it works: All you have to do each day to enter is answer the question of the day. Of course, you could be fabulous and spread the word to your facebook friends, twitter followers, etc. by sending them to my blog as well. That would be really cool of you! You can leave a comment (just one comment, please – only the first one will count) until the end of July 7th, 2013. I’ll be drawing, notifying and posting the winners sometime on Tuesday, July 9th. All winners will be randomly drawn using a number generator. International entries are welcome. If you’re under 18, please be sure to have the permission to enter from your parent/guardian(s) since you will have to give me your address so I can send you the goodies!

Here’s the question of the day:

What crafty project are you working on right now?

My answer: Besides planning for this week on my blog, I’m really enjoying working on my next class to share with you. More details about that on Friday. Eek!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll see you tomorrow with some KP love!



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One of My Favorites.

Recently, Hero Arts asked on its blog what our favorite stamps sets of the year were. Without hesitation, I found myself typing “Delicate Blossoms.” I guess I didn’t realize that I loved it so much until that point. It’s gorgeous… so I decided I needed to give it some more love. Here’s the stamp set:

 And here’s what I created with it:

I simply cut a 1.75″ by 5.5″ piece of kraft cardstock, stamped the thinner image on it, and colored it in with Copics. Add a little distressing with Vintage Photo ink, and you’re all set with the main image. Super simple!

Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Kraft and Fine Linen), Stamps- Hero Arts (CL449 Delicate Blossoms) and Lawn Fawn (Sophie’s Sentiments), Markers- Copics (YG17, R35, YR18), Ink- Ranger (Vintage Photo Disress Ink) and Tsukineko (Memento Black), Gems- Making Memories (Paper Reverie Collection in Sienne, Gems & Brads), Twine- Papertrey Ink, Corner Rounder- WRMK.
I’d like to thank you all for such sweet comments yesterday. You all rock! I can’t wait to share my December Daily adventure with you. :) I’m off to go spend “t.v. Thursday” with the roomies (our favorite lineup of shows- Community, 30 Rock, The Office, Always Sunny, The League, and Conan- are all on) and get some crafting done. I also need to start packing for home. Trying to fit enough stuff to scrapbook with in a carry-on is going to be a challenge for sure. Haha.


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