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Friday, January 7, 2011

Anyone for Hot Cocoa?

Happy New Year!
Well, so much for me starting the New Year with more stamping.  I guess one thing that doesn't change from year to year is how quickly time can pass right by you!  I'm glad to say that I am really feeling much better now than I have been over the last 7 weeks--I mean it this time! Just when I was feeling better about a month ago, my all-day-morning sickness came back to prove me wrong.  Unfortunately, with that icky feeling I completely lost the creative side of my mind, my desire to stamp was gone.  But, now that I'm feeling better, I've been stamping more and having a lot of fun with DRS Designs New Winter and Valentine stamps that were recently released.  Have you checked them out yet?

DRS Designs is sponsoring this weeks Top Tip Tuesday Blog challenge to create an altered tin.  One lucky winner will win a $10 DRS Designs Store Voucher just for playing along! One if the projects I've been working on this week is altering a hot cocoa tin using DRS stamps for this challenge.  Cold temperatures, shoveling snow, and hot cocoa go hand-in-hand, so I thought it was best to create a Winter scene on my hot cocoa tin.

I first measured and cut a piece of white cardstock to fit around my tin.  Then I created a template for rolling hills from scrap paper and sponged the upper edge along the bottom side of the cardstock.  I stamped the newly released Skating Penguin (569D) at the lowest point, since he's skating on ice in a pond. 

I stamped some friends for the Skating Penguin by stamping Percy Penguin (122D) a few times along the hills.  In the empty space near the top of the cardstock I stamped the "Let It Snow Penguins" (571K), another new design.  All of the images were colored in with Copic Markers.  The final step in creating the winter scene was to mask all of the images and then stamp falling snow all over it.  I used DRS Designs Snow Background (187H).

The top was decorated with cardstock cut from a scalloped and plain Nestie circle.  I stamped the Treat For You Greeting (1063C) and the Snow Background around it.  Would you believe this greeting is actually part of the Halloween collection?  A few snowflakes stamped around it and it easily became perfect for this Snowy Winter treat!  

Now that I've shared my altered tin with you, don't forget to link yours up over at the Top Tip Tuesday Blog to be considered for the $10 store voucher DRS Designs is giving away.  It's another great opportunity to shop for FREE! You have until Monday, January 10 to get your entry in. 

Well, that's about it for me today.  Thanks to all of you who are still following me and have been patient with me while I made it thru my first trimester.  I'm glad to say that I also completed this weeks Splitcoast sketch challenge and will share that with you soon too.  Stay tuned for more projects...I'll be posting more frequently now! Yeah!



Karin said...

So happy that you seem to be past the icky stage :) You must be feeling better, because this is just totally cute! Love that you combined all of those penguins on that can!

Sue said...

What a fun project! I'm warm and toasty just looking at it!

Dawn said...

Such a fun and adorable idea to use. Love those images!
Glad your feeling better also.
Many blessings sweetie
Thank you for joining us this week at
Hope to see you real soon.

Samantha said...

Super cute Jennifer!


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