Saturday, December 9, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!


And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here's what I created today:
For this card I stamped Newton dressed as Santa from our Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set.
How cute is that silly kitty in the chimney!? 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia | Santa Kitty card by Jennifer Jackson | Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I used inktense watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the image and then trimmed it out using the coordinating Santa Paws Newton Die Set. I also colored the little "north pole" image and cut that out. For the card background I used a piece of Kraft colored cardstock and added white snowflakes with embossing paste over our Snowfall Stencil. I love the look of kraft and white together. Then I created a little scene on the bottom by adding a white stitched hill for snow using the Land Borders Die Set. I layered some washi tape and a little strip of red checkered paper along the bottom. For the sentiment, I stamped the Here comes Santa Paws" sentiment from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set onto a strip of black cardstock, embossing it in white. Then I layered the kitty image over the top of everything, raising him up a bit with some foam tape! Hope you enjoyed this card today! Make sure to keep reading to find out how you can win prizes during the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Newton's Nook Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

180 comments:

  1. Jen, how cute is this?! That snowflake stencil makes for an awesome background!

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  2. I need to try using stencils more. The snowflakes on your card show me how much I can add to my designs with them.

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  3. Adorably cute and with snowflakes!

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  4. I’m in love with these adorable kittens! So cute.

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  5. Very cute scene, love the snowflakes on kraft cardstock!

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  6. Fabulous background and an adorable scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. What a cutie! Thanks so much for supporting Taheerah and her Extravaganza!

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  8. So sweet! I love all the critters at Newton's Nook! This card would be perfect for several people on my card list. Thank you for participating in Taheerah's advent calendar.

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  9. A very cute card. Can't go wrong with a kitty in it.

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  10. Love the snowflake background and of course...Santa kitty! Cheers.

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  11. darling card, Jen - how cute to have your newton kitten climbing down the chimney!

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  12. Super adorable Santa kitty card, love the embossing paste snowflake background too!

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  13. Santa Paws Newton is absolutely adorable; such a fantastic, festive Christmas scene with the chimney and gently falling pretty snowflakes! So thrilled to see your creativity, inspiration AND generous sponsorship at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    Hugs~carol

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  14. Love little Santa Newton. He could visit my chimney at any time :)

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  15. Fun and sweet scene, on a great background !
    Thank you for sponsoring the Calender !

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  16. Cute card. I love all the texture with the layers of paste and paper. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Love Santa Paws - very cute card; especially like the snowflake background! TFS!

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  18. Wonderful how all the elements come together. Can't beat kraft and white and red!!! Thanks.

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  19. I LOVE your card, so adorable. I also love that you have Newton, a kitty cat for your mascot, I have a Persian kitty, so I think he is so adorable. Thanks, Tracey Magner

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  20. Lovely card Jen! Love all the snowflakes, Newton popping up from the chimney like that and the cute little North Pole directional sign is the perfect touch. You always stage your photos so beautifully too! Thank you for all the beautiful holiday inspiration! And I hope the real Newton feels better soon!! <3

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  21. I love the snowy kraft background!

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  22. Love the snowflake BG with cute scene, so adorable!

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  23. Adorable card, I love the background.

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  24. Love Newton in the chimney! Sweet card with the pretty snowflake background!

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  25. I love the ❄️ ❄️❄️ background! It is so pretty! I also adore the beautifully colored kitty and sentiment! TFS!

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  26. I love your card! The cat is adorable and I love the snowflakes. So cute!

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  27. Here comes Santa Paws...just adorable. Kitties are my fave and Newton is great. The snowflakes really complete the scene.

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  28. Cute card - love the snowflake background.

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  29. The Santa kitty is so cute! What an awesome card.

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  30. I also love the white background with kraft card stock. So pretty!

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  31. I love this. It is so sweet and cute!

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  32. Very cute! Would love to see a dog in a box. Mine love to play with boxes!

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  33. Your card is just so sweet! I love the kraft background with the large snowflakes.

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  34. Love the snowflake paper.
    Newton makes a cute Santa.
    thanks for sharing.

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  35. Cute kitten. The snowy background you created is great.

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  36. Jen, love your Santa Paws with the gorgeous Snowflake stencil background!! Gotta love Newton's Nook kitty every time!!

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  37. CUTE! After seeing this card I think I "need" the snowflake stencil! :) Happy holidays!

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  38. Christmas card is extra fun with Newton!

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  39. Cute kitty Santa going down the chimney on your Christmas card.

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  40. Cute card! I like the variety of textures and patterns.

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  41. Sweet card! I love that you have Santa Kitty on the roof!

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  42. Another clever and cute scene, like Tatiana's! Love that Newton; he sure gets around.

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  43. So perfect! Newton is, as always, fantastic, and I'm really struck by your use of patterned paper for the roof. I wouldn't have thought of that, but I love how it looks, especially to offset the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for so generously contributing to Taheerah's advent calendar!

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  44. I'm such a lover of all things Newton. Thanks for the sweet inspiration and for sponsoring this fabulous event.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  45. This is just delightful! Loving these holiday Newton images!
    Debbie

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  46. Cute kitty in a chimney. Adorable card.

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  47. So cute! I love the combo of rustic kraft paper with the coloring!

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  48. Such a cute card, love NN's stamps!

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  49. Awwww Jen, how stinkin cute is this??? Love Newton in the chimney...so ADORABLE! The snowflakes are beautifully detailed and look amazing on the Kraft. Well done.

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  50. Sweet card! Beautiful snowy background.

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  51. Very cute festive card, new to all world stamp & your little kitty looks so like all three of mine, I can imagine the mischief it will get into, x

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  52. Adorable card, cute little scene you created!

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  53. Love this! Cute background and love this little guy!

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  54. Love the snowflake stencil! THanks for sponsoring!

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  55. Adorable card!! I love the snowflake background!!

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  56. Adorable kitty, love the snowflakes in the background.

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  57. Beautiful stencil and images on this card.

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  58. What a cute card and I love the Cat. Thanks for sharing....

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  59. Love this card and thank you for sponsoring Taheerah's fun event!

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  60. How cute. I like the papers and the snowflake background.

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  61. So cute. Love all of it, background and all!!!

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  62. Love the Sweet kitty & your use of embossing paste! Adorable card!

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  63. What a darling card. Newton's Nook cats are so cute!

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  64. So cute! Love the colors and the snowflakes in the background.

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  65. Another stamp company I've never heard of. Thank you. This is adorable. Love your design. Happy Holidays!

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  66. Wow! So much going on! Stenciling and dies, stamping and coloring ! Cute card and well done!

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  67. I love this darling card. I have snowflakitis. I want every snowflake I see and now I want this stencil too! Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  68. Darling scene
    and love Newton!
    Carla from Utah

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  69. I really like the different colors and designs on the card and Newton coming up out of the chimney. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. What a lovely card - very cute!

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  71. Cats and snowflakes - what's not to like !

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  72. So so so adorable! You make me wish to grab the intense pencils and spend Sunday coloring cute stamps!!!!

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  73. This is sooooo cute! Love the pretty design of this
    card with the white on kraft and darling kitty peeking up
    from the chimney.

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  74. Wonderful card. Love the snowflake background.

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  75. Santy Paws is adorable! Love this fun design!

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  76. The cuteness explodes off this card!

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  77. Love all the snowflakes in the background and your kitty is super adorable!!

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  78. Adorable card! Love the snowflakes on kraft!

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  79. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

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  80. Great card. Love the snowflake background.

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  81. What a fun play on words on your card!

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  82. I love your Santa Paws. So cute.

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  83. These cards have been adorable. Need to check out Newton's Nook.

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  84. Newton as Santa....how lovely.
    Like the whole look of your card

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  85. So cute! Love the snowflake background!

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  86. the chimney and Newton are so cute together I also love the background.

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  87. “Santa Kitty” is so sweet! You can never go wrong with a cute kitten on a card!

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  88. So pretty!! I love the beautiful snow background on kraft and the cat in the chimney - so whimsical and perfect!

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  89. Adorable Santa kitten! Love your card!

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  90. Beautiful snowflake background. Love Santa Paws, he's too cute :-)

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  91. I love this.. but I hope Newton hasn't done this mischief himself :)

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  92. That’s a great card ! Newton is so fun in this chimney ! margessw@icloud.com

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  93. It's so tough not to say awww looking at that card! It is too adorable.

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  94. So adorable!!!!! That cat is too cute!

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  95. Very cute card! The stenciled snowflakes are a great background for Santa Paws!

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  96. SWEET card, I love your embossed snowflakes background!

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  97. Very cute kitty dressed as Santa Paws!

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  98. Fabulous card! I love all the background layers!

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  99. Awww what a cutie, love your fab snowy background too :)

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  100. Fabulous card! So cute and wonderful elements with so much texture.

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  101. Such a cute and adorable card - I love the snowflakes.

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  102. Really cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  103. Love Newton Nook stamps love kitties anyways but just some of the things they do just make you smile. Wonderful card. What brand of color pencils did you use for this?

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  104. Very Cute and Adorable. Love the colors chosen to create this Sweet Kittie Santa Paws work of art. Well done!

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  105. so cute, love the snowy background.

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  106. Love the snowflakes. Cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  107. Kitten is so cute & love the snowflakes.

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  108. Love Newton and the snowflakes!

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  109. LOVE the kraft and the white snowflakes!

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  110. So cute - - I agree with others that agree with you on the look of the white embossing on craft. It looks like vellum. I really like the end result.

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  111. I just love all of Newton’s Nook cat stamps!!!! This card is so cute!!!

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  112. Such an adorable card with the cute kitty peeking out of the chimney and the snowflake background! And I love how you punctuated the design with the red base. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  113. Wonderful card! That stencil is on my wish list -- it's looks fabulous on your creation!

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  114. Your Santa Paws Stamps are so adorable! Love your card!

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  115. Adorable card! I need this awesome snowflake stencil

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  116. Cool snowflake background and I love the layers at the bottom, too! Thanks for sponsoring this fun event!

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  117. Such darling layers to this cute card!!!

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  118. Love the cutie coming out of the chimney. Love the embossing on the kraft paper. Great card.

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  119. Oh! Newton is adorable to begin with, but to see him going down the chimney is precious!

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  120. Santa Paws is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  121. I love watercoloring with Inktense pencils. The background of your card is awesome. Very effective and so soft. Thanks for sharing!

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  122. Very sweet card. Love the cute kitty and the gorgeous background.

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  123. Santa Paws is adorable! And your background is fabulous!

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  124. Adorable card, the santa kitty going down the chimney is so cute.

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  125. I love the snowflake background and the Santa kitty is adorable!

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  126. What a cute card! I love the snowflake background and the watercolor pencil effect! Thanks for sharing!

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  127. SQUEAL!! SUPER FUN!! I just ADORE this Scene Card Jennifer!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  128. Thanks for sponsoring today's extravaganza!! Such a great card and fabulous stamp set!!!

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  129. First of all, Thanks for sponsoring the event. The card is precious. Newton's Nook critters are always entertaining.

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  130. I love the stencilled snowflakes! I bought that stencil, but haven't used it yet, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  131. That is one cute kitty indeed! Thanks for sharing:)

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