Friday, December 1, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Tis the Season

Hello and Welcome!  I am excited to get things started off with the first day of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!  This is such a fun online event each year hosted by my friend Taheerah and this year is better than ever!  Make sure to visit Taheerah's blog (linked below) for all the event details and for additional links!


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!

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Today's Advent sponsor is Catherine Pooler Designs.  
I have been lucky to help Catherine with several of her last releases including her ink lines.  IF YOU HAVEN'T checked out her ink yet, YOU MUST!  It's phenomenal!  Click HERE to visit the inks.

I've used the 'Tis the Season stamp set, which will be released soon as it was part of the holiday Stamp of Approval box.  I stamped the poinsettia in Rockin' Red ink and the leaves in Eucalyptus (brand new color!).  The centers and leaves with berries were gold heat embossed.  These were all die cut with the matching dies.  To create my background, I used the tiny snow stamp and larger berry stamp to white heat emboss a white panel.  After embossing, It's a Boy ink from Catherine Pooler was blended over the panel using the emboss resist technique.  To finish, I layered my poinsettias across my panel and added a white heat embossed sentiment on black cardstock with foam adhesive.  

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***PRIZES***

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 Catherine Pooler 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!

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Because I love Catherine's ink SO much, I thought I'd share the whole color chart that is available!  The colors are so vibrant and stamp beautiful!  Let me say this......I didn't think I needed another ink in my collection until I used these!  

Click HERE to visit the inks.  Trust me you will want them all!  ☺




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Andrea Hastilow said...

Your card is very pretty, I can't wait for this set to be come available it will defiantly be on my wish list for Christmas x

Amy McCue said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love those poinsettias

~amy~ said...

Amy! Love your card...those blooms...the layers!

vinita jain said...

Love your pretty poinsettias in red with the perfect touch of gold, gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

What a crisp and vibrant card! It makes me think of my favorite Peppermint Mocha creamer that I start my day with! I love the poinsettias with the gold embossed centers too! TFS!

Jayell said...

Great card. I love the touch of gold in the centre

Ruby N said...

Fabulous, festive card!

Jean said...

What a lovely card! Love the advent hop!

cm said...

Gorgeous trio of poinsettias; festive spirit soaring in seeing your beautiful card! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours

Meg Crawford said...

The colors on this card pop so well! What an eye catcher this is! Thanks for sharing and participating in the Advent Calendar.

Hope said...

Love it!

Betty said...

Great card! Love the touch of gold with that pretty color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Great card! Love the touch of gold with that pretty color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

How very pretty! I love Poinsettias. I love how the
center looks like a star and could be used for the top of
a Christmas tree, too.

Susan White said...

Gorgeous card!! I need to get this set when it comes out next year in Catherine's store.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Pretty and unusual poinsettias!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these Poinsettias!!! ♥

StampinLouie said...

Love the new stamp set. You really made it shine with your card. I would love to try the new inks as well.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and details! Love your pretty card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous Poinsettias!!! Love your card!!!

Kathy Serrahn said...

Beautiful card

mgpm said...

what a striking bold card. Very pretty!

Nouveau Chef said...

Wow! I love that background and the poinsettia. So creative!

Vivian said...

Beautiful poinsettias...but the gold berries really set them off! Love it!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous! Love this poinsettia. I have just posted my first two cards using this stamp on my blog. Your poinsettias are looking so pretty against that gorgeous, soft blue background.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love your vibrant but still Christmasy card. Gorgeous! And I love CPD inks - they are my favourite!

cghundley said...

Fabulous looking card
and love the embossed
background and the colors.
Carla from Utah

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Amy!

NinaS said...

Beautiful poinsettias. Love the touch of gold.

Vickie Buehler said...

Love how the poinsettia pops off the background! The colors you chose work so well together, thanks for the inspiration!

Tasha Dawson said...

Wow this is amazing! Thank you for the ideas!!

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! I'd love to give these inks a try!!

Lori Walker said...

I am LOVING the gold! it gives the card a nice POP!

reeree62 said...

Wow, love those poinsettias!! CP’s inks are wonderful, I have all the colors, even the new Spa collection!
Great card 🙂

Melody said...

Your card is really lovely. I just used that poinsettia to make cards with my stamping group. They loved it as much as I do! TFS!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous card! I love the white heat embossing on the background and the gold embossing on the flowers.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Amy! Those Poinsettia's look FABULOUS against the soft blue background...love it!! :0)

Priscilla S said...

I've got to really take a closer look at the smaller stamps in the collection. I didn't even realize there were "snow" stamps...

Scraplea 1 said...

Fabulous card and this event is always so fun every year! Thanks for participating!!

Deborah Kaye said...

Lovely card! The poinsettias are beautiful.

Theresa Robinson said...

Beautiful Card - love the background in It's a boy and the white embossed snow!

Margaret said...

Lve your bright and cheerful card...thanks for sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love this card Amy and your colour choices are fantastic, the Rocking Red is so vibrant. Well done.

Patricia Mello said...

Very pretty.

Laura Peddicord said...

The lines on the flower petals give it a wonderful look of having a texture to them. Fabulous card.

Lynn Hardy said...

Your card is gorgeous! I have a thing for poinsettias and these are so bright and cheerful.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love these vibrant and gorgeous blooms...the inks are wonderfully colourful.

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful flowers, I have to admit, I just bought Catherine Pooler inks for the first time and I LOVE them. Thanks for sharing!

JmB said...

What a pretty card. I love the background and the flowers just pop. Thank you for sharing.

Polly said...

I am adoring the way you created the background.

Aletha J. Williams said...

I have fallen in love with Catherine's inks. I am also looking at that poinsettia stamp differently, meaning whoever uses it inspires me each day. Your card is gorgeous too!

Lori Kobular said...

Your card is beautiful with those pretty poinsettias!! Love it!

Barbara said...

Very pretty card! My first advent hop ever!

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card! So very special for the holidays.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Sue LD said...

Very cheery. Love these colors and the gold embossing.

Abby said...

Love the graphic flowers.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

What a very pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

Irene Grau said...

Fun card! I realized this year that I've never made a poinsettia card. Need to get on that asap! Thanks for participating.

Melissa Bi. said...

Very pretty! I love the choice of blue for the background.

Debbie Selby said...

Great looking card. Poinsettias are different than most other stamps sets, which is appealing.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Pretty pretty poinsettias, love the blue background too!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Lovely card! The colors and flowers are so beautiful!

Mary W said...

The Rocking Red is really pretty with the It' A Boy - just love the names for the colors.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Love your soft blue background and these wonderful poinsettias

Greta said...

Oh wow--one of my all-time favorite cards! LOVE the flowers & your color combo!

Bev Karolak said...

Stunning card Amy! I love the colours and the gold embossing. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

Fran said...

I love those inks too. Lovely card, especially the gold.

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome Card. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Jan Clothier said...

The cold, snowy blue background is perfect for those red blooms.

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the inspiration!

Erum Tasneem said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Nives K said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Great card design!

Carey Nusbaum said...

I love the good embossing on your card! That combined with that bright, crisp red ink makes your card pop! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

CarlavdM said...

Wonderfull card.
The flowers really pop up from the great blue background with the white embossed dots.

Lorie Brunner said...

Pretty card! I would love to try her inks!!

Colleen said...

Fabulous card...love that flower!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Those bright red poinsettias really look amazing!

Donna said...

Those poinsettias just pop off the card. Beautiful colors of ink!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card! I have this set too, so thanks for the inspiration!

Bobby said...

This is lovely, Amy. Now I know what my poinsettias needed. That extra layer.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Those inks are lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a beautiful card! Looks like the inks are fabulous with the solid, filled flowers!

Christy Bray said...

Always love your cards Amy! Perfect colors and design! ❤️

Betty Keefe said...

such a lovely card, Amy - wonderful coloring for the pretty poinsettias!

Theresa Knopf said...

Great card!

Cris said...

That is so pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

The poinsettias are beautiful.
Love the dimension that you got
with the layering of the flowers.
thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a beautiful card!

Kim Salito said...

Great card, thanks for sharing. Such great inspiration on blog hops.

Sarah M said...

Love that poinsettia! So cute!

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful card. I love poinsettias.

Dee Earnshaw said...

super card - love the reds you used on the poinsettia:)

Megan said...

I love the pops of gold! And the ink names are pretty fun :)

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Gorgeous work :)

Sue McRae said...

Love how the flowers pop against the embossed background!

NanW said...

Beautiful card with perfect colors. I love the graphic look of the poinsettia.

Amanda Osborne said...

Beautiful card and love the ink colors!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely card. Love the white embossed detail on the card base.

rosemaryschild said...

Wonderful ink colors! I love heat embossing-it adds so much! Thank you, Susan

Annheidel said...

Gorgeous card! The flowers really pop against the soft blue.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful bunch of poinsettias against that pale spotty background! Beautiful work, Amy!

Janelle said...

Wonderful, bright, happy card! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Karen B. said...

The light blue snow background is just perfect!

Roberta said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

CatherineD said...

Your card is lovely. I especially like the sublte white dots in the background, they add a note of fun to the card.

Deeps said...

Thank you for posting the color chart of the inks. These colors make me so happy. Your card is so pretty.

pcm said...

what fun pointsettias!

Darlene Wood said...

This card is so cute.

Barbara said...

beautiful card. Seeing all this great inspiration is so much fun!

Trina P. said...

Petty card.

Tracey M said...

Beautiful card, LOVE the embossing on your card. Thanks for sharing this pretty Christmas card. Tracey Magner

Char K said...

beautiful color combo!

Kristen Olsen said...

LOVE THE STYLIZED POINSETTIAS! THEY'VE GOT MOVEMENT AND YOUR COLORING IS WONDERFUL!

Stacey Palmer said...

What a lovely card!!

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! Love that background and the gorgeous poinsettias!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! Bold, fun and festive. I love the background.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Nice to mix the red flowers with the gold berries and blue background.

Betty Sue said...

I love the blue background! Want to try these inks!

Annalisa Young said...

I love how the centers of the poinsettias turned out! What lovely texture those have. Everyone I've ever seen use Catherine's inks has raved about them, and that color swatch chart is not helping! So pretty. *pets* And I know the idea of the new ink line was meant to be kind of self-contained, but well done combining the lines. Those colors look very nice together.

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty Amy. Aren't Catherine's ink the bomb!

Christine said...

I love the colorful patterns on your card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Spectacular!!!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So much to love with your card today - the red against the light blue background, the gold touches and the perfect amount of black!

lrzepeda said...

Such a beautiful card!

Mirella said...

What a beautiful card, love your design and how you put it all together!

mandalj said...

Love the snowy background for your beautiful poinsettias!

Tami said...

Your card is so beautiful!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Wonderful card...so vibrant and bright. Cheers.

Henriëtte said...

Great card, love the colours you used. I does not know Catherine's ink, nor here other product, but from what I see they are stunning!

Nox said...

Stunning - love the red poinsettia's against that gorgeous blue, snowy background, they really pop!

Diane Stricker said...

Gorgeous card.

Leanne said...

Pretty card!

Gerrina said...

Great how fresh this card looks and still a real christmascard! TFS!

phlower said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! The colors really pop and the design is great.

Michelle H said...

This is really a great card. I love Catherine Pooler inks. They leave such a crisp image, so I was super excited to see her name behind the door for day 1.

Bagheera said...

lovely ink colors - the combination used is very pretty

Dean Inman said...

Your card is very pretty and the colors are so amazing. Thanks for the ideas

Tess

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful card; love the poinsettias. Catherine Pooler inks look very nice; must give them a try in the new year.

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful Poinsettia card, Amy!

lritchie said...

Beautiful card Amy, what a great hop with lots of fun ideas, my first year participating!

Sissyc said...

I love your card. The red and gold with the blueish background really make the poinsettias pop.

Laurie said...

Very pretty card! Love the colors.

Cynthia Koop said...

Your card is sooo pretty! I love the traditional Christmas colors with the baby blue background.

Patty said...

Very pretty card!

susan Brannan said...

Oh this card so reminds me of the 1960’s when red and pale blue together were in fashion........what’s not to love with poinsettiasin that lovely red shade, thank you for sharing,

Marg said...

I love the bright colours. What a wonderful cheery card.

Sara Wright said...

Love this flower! I'm excited to try those inks... I'm always looki f for a good ink

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Amy, this just screams Catherine Pooler! Love the fabulous inks, colors, embossing, and big bodacious blooms!! Stunning card and I am truly in love!!

Franka M. said...

Love this festive card. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Daria Z. said...

Such beautiful poinsettias and leaves. I love the red against the light blue background - so pretty.

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee, your poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous, lovin your snowy background too :)

Lieve said...

Beautiful card ! I love the golden centers and berries !
Thank you for sharing.

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the poinsettias with the gold embossed centers.

Judie said...

What a gorgeous card!

justasiam said...

What a lovely and cheerful card!

Kati Caprara said...

Hi Amy, this is a beautiful card with the poinsettias and I love the sentiment! It makes the card so cute!! Great inspiration!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Patt H. said...

A gorgeous card, Amy! Love the beautiful blooms, especially the gold centers!

Amy C. said...

So beautiful! I love the touches of gold embossing.

Linda Rubarski said...

love your card.

emagine said...

great bright poinsettias on a really cheery card

Flo said...

Your card is very pretty especially the gold embossing and vibrant colors.

Sara Wright said...

Very nice card. I love the reds!

Dawn Kloman said...

This is very cute. I love the emboss resist techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card with gorgeous colors! These inks are definitely on my wish list this year!

Alaska .Kris said...

So very festive!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

FABULOUS! Love those poinsettia images and the colors are beautiful!

Katie Baird said...

Stunning card! One of my very favorite color combinations! Thank you.

Nikki said...

Beautiful card. The poinsettias are so pretty with the gold.

Karthikha said...

What a pretty card!! Love the touch of gold! :)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is a perfect Christmas greeting card ! margessw@icloud.com

Kitty Crafts said...

I love this and love those colours. Gorgeous!

Barbara Rokke said...

So colorful! I love the layering!

Linda Droege said...

Love the design of this card with its layering, and the gold embossing is the perfect "POW". TFS

Rae Moan said...

I love the background of this card. I have used the poinsettias for a number of my Christmas cards this year and now I will be adding this card to my collection!

Oliev said...

Gorgeous card!

canadian_liner said...

Hello Amy, I love your card. Can't get enough of those poinsettias, in any colour. I really like the background of your card--it ties in so well with Taheerah's log for the Advent Extravaganze. Happy Christmas crafting to you!
Caroline

Ericka Strange said...

Such a pretty holiday card! Love the blue background and the gold! Great job.

Chris mason said...

What a pretty card....love the colours.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Now I know what I'm doing this evening when my flight lands.... race to my craft room and make this lovely card!!!!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just stunning! I Love your colors, patterns, design, and those stamps/inks are amazing! Love it!

Avra Williams said...

What a fun, festive card!

Teri Smith said...

The background is so pretty & the bright red of the poinsettias just make them pop off the card!

Sabrina said...

So very beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors!
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Jeanne Beam said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks...

judy said...

Beautiful card! Love the rich colors.

Laura Miller said...

Super festive. Really love the gold embossing - really adds a touch of class.

Debbie A Smith said...

I really like the stylized poinsettias. They have a fresh look.

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created!

Christy Q said...

This is just magnificent, Amy! I love the gold poinsettia center and how you've popped it up for extra dimension!

D.Ann C said...

I love the snowy background for your pretty poinsettia!

Sharon Nez said...

I love your card Amy!! It is so beautiful!! I've used that blue background for a color wash too....and it just seems to make things pop off the card!! ☺ Thanks for sharing!! ☺

sunnee63 said...

really pretty, that complementary blue background with the red!

Kimberly Rendino said...

The soft blue shading was the perfect finishing touch! This is beautiful, Amy!

Helen F. said...

Simply beautiful, Amy! Love the pretty flowers

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty poinsettias and how you layered them plus the black and white sentiment really pops! Nicely done! Happy holidays!!!

QuilterLaura said...

Love your card, so much dimension and beautiful colors!

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