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Dreamweaver Thursday: Getting Cozy with Family and Friends

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Let's all snuggle up by the fire, literally or figuratively, with our cup of cocoa, our snuggly cat or dog and/or afghan, and contemplate those we love...friends, family, fur babies, and goldfish. Well, maybe not the goldfish.

It's Thanksgiving today in the United States, a time when we are with, or think of our friends and family, and count ourselves fortunate to have them, and everything else that makes us cozy.

Sharing our blessings multiplies that warm and cozy feeling for others as well. Happy thanksgiving!

My card today features that warm and cozy feeling during the holidays, and is a quick one to create. Using this rich marsala-colored cardstock and Tsukineko® Gold Delicata ink, the steps are simple:

1. Create a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch, tent fold card.
2. Place Dreamweaver I Beam stencil over front, and tape to work surface with removable tape.
3. Using a large stencil brush, rouge gold ink through the stencil over the surface to cover design all around the outside edges.
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Woodware: Tangles and Doodles with Stencils

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Over on the Woodware Blog this week, the team has been challenged to Zentangle with stencils. Yeah. I got this. I may not be an amazing tangler, as doodling is more my forté, but I always did love this card. It was originally created for the Design Originals' Zentangle 6 book, featuring Dreamweaver Stencils.

The stencil design is called Open Bird, and is a perfect reminder of Peace, which we all could use, the whole world over.

When I tangle/doodle with stencils, I like to trace the design with my Sakura Micron pens, usually in the .3 - .5 size range. If I'm adding bolder patterning, I'll use up to a .7. I have so many great friends that are truly amazing at this art, some of which are Certified Zentangle Teachers. Someday, I'd really like to sit down with them and have them teach me some of the patterns and tricks to creating a motion-feel to the design. Until then...I doodle! Like Dorrie!


Woodware: Decoupage for a Season of Joy

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The Woodware team is playing with the art of decoupage this week, with a Christmas holiday theme, so I thought that I'd share one of my favorite projects featuring Dreamweaver and Stampendous products. The base of this is a plaque made of slate, to which I used a decoupage medium to adhere a torn section of music score paper...


Then I added a wash of blue paint over the top, letting the music show through...


I taped the Dreamweaver Season of Joy stencil on all sides, and used Regular Embossing Paste with my Spreader tool to smooth the paste over the design...


The wet paste was covered with Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter, and the plaque was set aside to dry...


I added a "snow bank" of dabbed-on paste, and covered this with glitter before drying...


Next I trimmed the back of a craft store tree to make it lay flat, dabbed white paint on it, and sprinkled glitter...


A bit of paint wash on a torn strip of music score before wrapping it around the tree, and adhering it to …

Wobbling Again with Dreamweaver and Action Wobbles

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I seriously challenged myself this week to incorporate the Action Wobble with Dreamweaver Thursday, and mix in "the fat man with the beard". How did I do? First, I used the Dreamweaver Santa stencil, machine embossed twice on Core'dinations' Chalk Core Red cardstock. The embossed areas were sanded to reveal the design in a chalk board fashion. I added a panel of red Core'dinations which I machine-embossed using the Dreamweaver Stripe/Plaid stencil before sanding to reveal the plaid design.


And then I added the Action Wobble...

I cut out the second Santa head...


Adhered the self-adhesive gadget, and...

So. Much. Fun!

Here's what the crew has been up to... Stampendous Blog Kristine Reynolds (Wobbles, DW, and Santa)Pam Hornschu (Wobbles,  DW, and Santa)Laura Drahozal (DW and Santa)Louise Healy (DW and Santa)Pam Bray (Wobbles,  DW, and Santa)Lea Fritts (DW and Wobbles)

Wobbling Again with Stampendous and Action Wobbles

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The holiday season has only just begun, and the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team is already feeling wobbly! No...not from too much Christmas "Cheer", but from playing with these cute little Action Wobbles...


They look pretty boring, don't they? But they can make your projects spring into action with the tap of a finger! Suddenly your ho hum project becomes snow fun...like mine...

I used the Cling Snowglobe Gift image (which I'm sorry to admit that I really didn't care for when I first received it) to create a fun sticky note pad cover as a little gifty for friends (or for Santa to keep track of those naughty and nice lists). Stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento, the image was colored with Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils, and blended easily with gamsol and a paper stump.

 The snowglobe portion was stamped and colored twice, with the extra to be used as my Action Wobble element. The bottom of the spring was self-adhered to the main image, and the top was self-adhered to the …

Woodware and the White Fluffy Stuff!

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The Woodware team are embossing in white for this week's challenge, so of course, I just had to go with plenty of Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste for a super snowy scene. In order to make the embossing really pop, I started with a glossy white cardstock panel that I'd placed in a puddle of Color Solutions Alcohol Inks (Iceberg and Sugarplum) on my craft mat and spritzed with Thinner. When dry, I paste-embossed the Season of Joy stencil design, and covered the wet paste with Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter Mix, and set it aside to dry.
The words were pasted on a strip of vellum, and covered with elements from the Stampendous Winter Micro Glitter Kit. The base of the card features a panel of white cardstock, machine embossed both horizontally and vertically with the Dreamweaver Stripes/Plaid stencil after swiping ColorBox French Blue Chalk ink over the stencil each time. This works as an ink-press technique.
The panels were matted and layered, and a blue rhinestone c…

Dreamweaver Pocket to Go with Canvas Corp!

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Yes, it's hop-time once again. This time we're playing with these cute little canvas totes from Canvas Corp. As usual, there are prizes up for grabs...like these...


All you need to do is check out all of the blog posts from our amazing team, the Stampendous Blog, and the Canvas Corp blog as well. Leave comments along the way. (See Official Contest Rules.)
I'm sharing a tutorial of my project for today...


Though I didn't use my Chameleon markers for this project, I wanted you to see what a great tote this is for carrying your markers or other crafty items with you. Here's what I DID use:

Stampendous Vintage NoteDreamweaver Stylized Dahlia Stencil and DieDreamweaver Crusade BackgroundDreamweaver Waves and Dots stencilDreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste • Onyx VersaFine and Purple Radiant Neon Re-inker from Tsukineko®Fast Finish Decoupagé and Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives®Canvas Corp® Small Canvas ToteHemptique Variegated Cord • black pom pom …