Friday, October 21, 2016

Fabulous Friends Friday: SUper Friends October Swap - Holiday 3 x 3 s

Happy Friday!  Hope you are having a great day!  The boys are home with me because they have a Staff Learning Day at school, and we are cleaning and prepping for a dear college friend of Greg's and mine to arrive.  However, I have some gorgeous artwork to share with you from my SUper Friends, so popping in to my blog and typing quickly to share that with you today!  ;)

So, we had a SUper Friends gathering on Monday, and this month's swap challenge was to create 3 x 3 artwork for a sampler (like this one we did earlier this year with a spring theme).  Only this time, we chose a holiday theme!  We settled on Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, a little Real Red and Crumb Cake for our colors, to match a couple of the designer papers in the Holiday Catalog (

Before I show you the amazing 3 x 3s, I want to share a few photos of the display Jana had for us with some of her artwork:

Pretty amazing, right?!!

Okay, on to the 3 x 3s!!!

First up is this fabulous poinsettia artwork by Kallien, using the Festive Flower Builder Punch, Reason for the Season stamp set, Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, vellum for the flower petals, and Gold Metallic Thread:

Jana created this adorable owl and wreath, using the Cozy Critters stamp set with the coordinating Owl Punch and Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits, and the Candy Lane Christmas Paper (currently part of the buy 3 get 1 free promo!):

Jana and her mom also created this sweet gingerbread girl artwork, featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas BundlePresents and Pinecones Designer Paper (also currently part of the buy 3 get 1 free promo!), Decorative Label Punch, and Gold Metallic Thread:

Jane created her gorgeous artwork using the Christmas Pines Bundle (which I've been trying to resist, but this isn't helping a bit!), Softly Falling embossing folder, and Gold Ribbon:

Connie M. did some beautiful watercoloring for her artwork, which shows off the Christmas Magic stamp set:

Nancy created this elegant wreath, using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits:

 Margery's clever and adorable creation uses the solid circle-ish image from Swirly Bird for the hamster's body, eyes and ears are from Cookie Cutter Christmas, present is from Cozy Critters stamp set, and I think the grass is from Sheltering Tree

Agnes created a beautiful and peaceful scene using images from the Greetings for Santa stamp set, some Gold Metallic Thread, and sequins:

For her lovely creation, Judy-Ann combined the Softly Falling embossing folder, Burlap Ribbon, Peaceful Pines stamp set, and coordinating Perfect Pines Framelits:

 My contribution is this reindeer, created with the Santa's Sleigh Bundle, wearing a  Mini Jingle Bell on his bow, a Pearl Jewel nose (colored with a Cherry Cobbler Blendability, though if you don't happen to have one of those in your stash, another type of alcohol-based marker would work!), with some Fancy Frost paper in the backgound, Mica Flakes "snow" on the ground, and a white gel pen colored tail:

 Jana was testing out an arrangement on some of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Paper  here:

 And, yesterday, I put my swaps into a frame -- I decided to use Kraft 12 x 12 card stock for the background, with some of the Fabulous Foil Acetate layered over the top of that:

Here's another view:

And, here's an adorable bonus project I received from Judy-Ann (and she made one for the rest of the SUper Friends, too -- I'll give this to you when I get her swap to you!):

The tag is made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Cookie Cutter Halloween set, and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

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