Hi Friends! Today’s post is a pretty fun one because it is part of a month long celebration for Sweet N Sassy Stamp’s 11th Birthday! I made a birthday tag using Party Hat Cocoa Digital Stamp to get things started! (I love Cocoa Mouse – don’t you?!)

As part of the celebration, there are different prizes every week and this week it is FREE US Shipping with the code “HAPPY11FREESHIP”My inspiration projects today are a little surprise for my sister. She is a big time scrapbooker and my favorite person to create for. When I send her a card she thanks me for the “embellishment” and adds it to a page. Soooo today I made her an actual embellishment using a great little clear stamp set from 2013 called Snowman Soup.

I bought this mug die cut this summer and have just been waiting for the inspiration to use it – this stamp set was just what I needed! I decided to decorate my mug with a winter scene by stamping my snowman and making him a bit taller. I wanted to color it with color pencils because they are so great on dark colored paper. I was not disappointed.

I created a little journaling card to go into it so she can journal the page and tuck it into the mug. I decorated the bottom corner with one of the smaller snowmen in the set.I was having so much fun, I also created a little ATCoin thinking she could pop it somewhere too. I colored this up with Copics – you can see the difference in vibrancy when it is beside the color pencil snowman. I really like them both in different ways!

Here is the whole set – I think she is going to love it!

I hope you are inspired today to just create something and have fun doing it. Try different mediums and see what you like best.

Thanks for stopping by and joining the celebration!