Viva Decor blog party winners!

hi all!

anyone else been cooking all day???  i have my turkey brining, cranberry apple relish made and chilling, candied sweet potatoes done and ready to be popped in the oven and warmed and a heckuva good looking banana bread pudding waiting to be put in the fridge.  now i am about to sit back and start on my black friday shopping list/game plan!  anyone else braving it out there for fun and adventure and fabby deals?  i LOVE it!  on any other day i am not fond of shopping and prefer to do it online.  but black friday signals the official start to christmas and really launches me into the christmas spirit!  i kicked off my holiday shopping by winning two of four auctions on ebay for toys for pezza!

and now for our lucky viva decor winners:

Day 1:

Dawn Bennett, on November 17, 2010 at 4:23 PM said: Edit Comment

This looks pretty coll. would love to try this technique. Thanks so much for showing how to do this technique.

Day 2:

Jaime G, on November 16, 2010 at 11:32 AM said: Edit Comment

What a beautiful outcome! It’s great learning about all these wonderful Viva Decor products!

Day 3:

Anita A, on November 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM said: Edit Comment

Stunning project! I love the shine.

Day 4:

RuthAnn King, on November 18, 2010 at 8:08 PM said: Edit Comment

This is very creative, I can see many uses for this
decoration on the holidays. Thanks for sharing.
Viva Decor is such an awesome medium.

Day 5:

Sharman, on November 22, 2010 at 6:56 PM said: Edit Comment

Love Love Love…..

Day 6:

Jodie R, on November 22, 2010 at 1:20 AM said: Edit Comment

I never realized how many options Viva offered. I love this little wreath! It is so cute! I hope your baby girl is feeling better soon! Poor thing!! It is no fun when they are sick. She will be 60 years old and still your baby! LOL!

Day 7:

Mary F, on November 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM said: Edit Comment

I want to play too! Love the examples and LOVING all things Viva Decor!

 have lots of fun ladies!


Viva Decor Day 4 – Easy Christmas Decor!

 hi all! 

have you been enjoying the tutorials?!?!  I LOVE how excited folks are about these fantastic Viva products.  i am SUCH a Viva junkie!  I do realize some of these are hard to find so if you have any trouble locating something please let me know and i will help you!  Alternativly, request that your favorite store start carrying them!  and now…

day 4 of our Viva Decor party here at Pezadoodle Designs! Viva Decor has been SO generous and is supplying prize packs for one of YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY for the next 7 days!!! How do you win? simply leave a comment on the post for each day. want extra chances to win? there are two ways to get your name thrown into the hat for two more chances. subscribe to my blog via email AND announce this party on your blog! if you post the link i will be automatically notified so you don’t need to come back here and let me know

and now on with today’s idea! An easy sparkling Christmas Tree!


AND the collection of goodies you could win for today:


  • Terra Cotta pots – 3 in graduated sizes
  • Precious Metal Color paint – Emerald Green (Viva Décor)
  • Modeling Cream – Pearl Champagne (Viva Décor)
  • Viva Decor Eiskristal or other glitter, gala glitz or microbeads
  • Glue Gun
  • Pearl Pens – Gold, Red (Vive Décor)
  • Poinsettias (Wild Orchid)


  1. Paint the pots with the PMC Green – no need to do the inside.
  2. Once the pots are dry use a sponge dabber to dab Modeling Cream around the top edge bands.While wet you can sprinkle the modeling cream with Viva Décor Eiskristal chunky glitter OR use your own glitter or microbeads.  Set aside to dry.
  3. Stack & glue pots – place the largest on the bottom upside down.  Place glue around the bottom (that is now the top) and place the medium pot upside down on top.  Repeat with the smallest pot.  I used a hot glue gun.
  4. Decorate your tree with varying sizes of pearl drops using the Pearl Pens.
  5. Accent with flowers.  I used flowers on the top as well for my topper and to hide the hole.  However you could use lots of different things!

so what do you think???  remember, leave me a comment and you will be entered for a chance to win today’s viva products!

a big day for scacd!

hi all!

this is my second post of the day.  to see my viva decor blog candy post just scroll down after reading this post!

my buddy susana at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design has big things going on and i didn’t want any of you to miss out on anything!

first she has TWO fabby new mini releases for you today, one from victoria case and one from elisabeth bell PLUS two never before seen images in addition – EB here and VC here!  The Design Team has put together a fabulous blog hop today to show all of the designs!

My card today uses I Heart Powder which is one of the Victoria Case images:

how adorable right!?!?!  i used some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper which i thought went well with the image.  After coloring her with copics i inked all of my edges and ran my card front through a snowflake embossing folder in my cuttlebug.  i finished her off with one of the petaloo velvet poinsettias susana has in the store.  i accentuated the scallop look of the punched edge with perfect dots of viva decor holographic glitter liner.

not only does susana have new stamps for you to see but she is giving away 1 Epiphany Craft Tool + 1 accessory & both winners can choose ONE 6″ x 6″ paper pad of your choice!!!  you have TWO chances to win this prize – go to her brand spankin’ new facebook page AND go to her store blog.  leave a comment on both saying what you are thankful for.  Susana will use the Fan Page on Facebook to do first notice of New Products, Special Sales, Check in on SCACD Monday’s for Facebook Only Sales, Surprise Facebook Candy as well as lots of information and lots of fun going on!!! You definitely want to be a part of this!!!

and as if all of this weren’t enough susana is running a special right now!  This is for the SCACD store only (not the international stores).  Between the 15th thru the 19th if you purchase any Exclusive SCACD Stamp Set you will receive a FREE stamp of my choosing that could be from ANY of that Artist’s released sets. For example, if you purchase an Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Set you will receive ONE Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp of Susana’s choosing. If you purchase multiple Exclusive SCACD Stamp Sets you will receive ONE free stamp for each set purchased. Since the Carmen for SCACD is just a single set if you purchase this set you will get ONE stamp of Susana’s choosing as well.  How’s that for WOW!?!?!?!

to get a look at all of the new stamps head over to Elaine’s amazing blog!
i will see you here tomorrow for day 2 of the Viva decor blog party!


viva party day 1 is here!!!

today’s the day!  day 1 of our Viva Decor party here at Pezadoodle Designs!  Viva Decor has been SO generous and is supplying prize packs for one of YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY for the next 7 days!!!  How do you win?  simply leave a comment on the post for each day.  want extra chances to win?  there are two ways to get your name thrown into the hat for two more chances.  subscribe to my blog via email AND announce this party on your blog!  if you post the link i will be automatically notified so you don’t need to come back here and let me know.

now on with the show!  Day 1 is shimmering faux stained glass:

And the prize today is all of the Viva Decor products you need to do today’s tutorial:

i am also throwing in a pack of gold outline stickers to use with this technique as well!

this is a fun and easy technique that gives you a great look!  so let’s get started!

Gather your supplies.  You need white cardstock (any kind), outline stickers or peel offs, Viva Decor Inka Gold in Platinum, and several colors of Viva Decor Gloss Gel pens.  Notice i cut my white card stock with Spellbinders Nestibilities before i started.  I suggest cutting your piece to the shape you want before getting started.

Step 1:  Cover your white card stock with Inka Gold.  Inka Gold is a creamy consistency with an incredible metallic sheen.  I use my finger to apply it but you can use a sponge if you would prefer.  You want to smooth it on in an even layer making sure you have solid coverage BUT not thick or lumpy.  In the picture you can see the left side is too thin, paper is showing through.  The right side has a thin but complete layer of platinum across it.  Inka Gold has a beeswax base and will begin to firm up fairly quickly.  if you accidently pull some up while you are working just go back over it and it will be fine.  Now set your piece aside to firm up for 5 minutes or so.

Step 2: Once firm you want to buff it up really well.  Just use a DRY paper towel and buff in a circular motion.  this brings out the gloss and removes any residual tackiness.

Step 3: Next carefully peel up your outline sticker and place it onto your piece.

Step 4: Now simply fill in the spaces with your Gloss Gels.  Gloss gels are semi transparent color.  so you have the vibrant color and at the same time the shimmer of the Inka Gold comes through as well!  This is incredibly tough to capture with a camera!

You can stamp on the Inka Gold with Staz On – since the surface is slick a regular dye ink will not work.  In addition you can use alcohol inks over it as well for a wonderfully marbled effect!

This is a great technique for unique beautiful cards that don’t take a lot of time NOR are they bulky so they are easy to mail!

Viva Decor products are available at a number of retailers online and you can get additional information HERE.  I found my outline stickers at A Cherry on Top and my LSS.  If you have trouble finding anything please let me know!!!  and be sure to catch tomorrow’s Viva Giveaway!

now get your entries in for the drawing!  All drawings will take place at the end of the 7 days!

have a FABULOUS DAY!!!

one gorgeous pumpkin!

What a weekend!  went to the eye doctor saturday – apparently my vision is not so hot close up OR far away.  the far away is not too bad at this point so i only got the close up glasses for now – aging body here i come BLECH!

on sunday we got to carve pezza’s hunormous pumpkin – it weighs MORE than her!  sorry no after pic yet – i forgot OOPS!

i played around with my halloween digi kit by kimberley stewart – she is one of my FAVE digi artists!  you can see her and lots of other fab artists at Scrapbook Elements.


New Release time is approaching at SCACD and you know what that means – BLOG CANDY!!!  Susana is releasing stamps from a BRAND NEW ARTIST and let me tell you they are awesome stamps!  CLICK HERE to read all about it and see the first sneak peek puzzle piece!  4 people will win a FULL SHEET of the new stamps!!!  now that’s what i call blog candy!  one winner will recieve a 20% off coupon at Storage Units Inks and More!  all you have to do is go to THIS POST and answer susana’s question!

In addition there will be some REALLY good prizes to be won during the blog hop this friday – 20% off coupons!  to win you just hop along with us and leave a comment on each blog – then susana will draw random names!


i have a particularly good project for you today – at least I think it is – i am overly pleased with myself on this one!  i mentioned when i was at my mom’s last week she took me on a shopping spree at Hobby Lobby.  they not only have loads of crafting goodies but also some gorgeous home decor items.  in the fall section i spied several pumpkins that i fell in love with.  however i did not buy them as i felt sure i could duplicate the look.  with a little help from Viva Decor of course!  so i got to work on my first one and WOW!

i started with plain brown paper mache pumpkin i picked up at Joanns.  i so hope they get more of this stuff in for Christmas as i have a hard time finding it.

when i was done it had become this:

from another angle:

dontcha just LOVE IT when something comes out JUST like you pictured it in your head???  (crossing my fingers the other one does too!)

the best part – it could NOT have been simpler – having the right products to work with is key and Viva Decor was JUST the right thing!  Wanna know how to do it???  (It is also listed in my Etsy shop if you don’t want to do one yourself!)


The base is critical for this look – you need a paper mache shape that is NOT smooth.  most of the time they are smooth but these shapes tend to be very lumpy and bumpy.  i tried to distress a smooth one – NOT the same look (which was very disappointing).  i know there are shapes out there by Craft Pedlar but i have had an ENORMOUSLY hard time finding them and to get them from my wholesaler i have to buy like 12 at a time.  there is a reindeer shape and a santa boot i am really hoping to see in a store 😛  here is one place that i found the pumpkin but i cannot vouch for them personally as i have never ordered there – Hofcraft

wouldn’t he be AWESOME????  but you get the picture.  so check your craft stores ladies and gents!

Next you need flat black paint, Viva Decor Inka Gold in two colors (i used gold and orange yellow but copper would also work), some cool Fall picks from your craft store (these are cheap) and a hot glue gun.

Now paint your shape COMPLETELY with the black paint – make SURE you get it into all the little dents and such.  Let it dry completely.  now the fun (and messy) part.  Open one of the Inka Gold colors, get just a little bit on your finger tip (or a sponge) and begin to VERY lightly rub it over one of the pumpkin sections – you want to catch the raised parts and NOT get it into the indentations – those need to stay black.  so don’t get alot on your finger at once and don’t press hard.  go over the surface of every other section until you are happy with the look.  Next open your second color and do the same thing on the rest of your black sections.

Set it aside for a few minutes to let the inka gold finish stiffening up.  Buff it with a dry paper towel.

Now you can leave it as is or add the fall decorative picks or a bow on top.  i cut the wires on mine down to a reasonable size and then played with them to see what i liked.  i bent the wires where necessary and then glued them using a hot glue gun.  all of the bottoms of the wires were together and visible so i cut off one last flower and glued it over them to hide them.  this would also be a good spot for a ribbon bow!

pretty easy right!??!?!

wanna see more like this?  then you won’t want to miss a little blog party i am throwing with Viva Decor the week of Nov. 15th!!!  AND there willbe lots to win!!!

what do you think?


little strips of paper….

HOORAY – the mag is off to the publisher – and hopefully WITHOUT the painfully slow mailing!!!  I am SO PROUD of this issue!!


This is straight from the incredible susana over at SCACD:

Walking on Sunshine – BLOG CANDY
Starts April 25th California time

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so i finally got to play with my quilling stuff (also referred to s paper filagree)!  we featured a quilling artist in our first issue of Through the Craft Room Door and i just fell in love with her work!  i have had it on the outskirts of my radar for a couple years but just felt a little overwhelmed.  apparently it has been on ALOT of radars lately – Provo Craft is coming out with some quilling dies for the Cuttlebug,  CardMaker had numerous quilling cards and articles in their most recent issue and i have been seeing it pop up on blogs too.  After doing the quilling article with Clare Buswell I was ready to jump in.  and i am glad i did!

these are the bits n pieces i made with pezzy while we were watching a movie.  she did some red ones herself even – i twirled and she made the tear drop shape.

my card is inspired by the following challenges:

Papertake weekly – Sketch
Frosted Designs – Use Masks
Daring Cardmakers – Die Cuts
Our Creative Corner – Blossoms


and here is my first run:

**squeal** – is it bad that i am totally pleased with myself????

my patterned paper is K&Co and the centers are Spellbinders of course.  before i took them out of the dies i used my foam blending tool to ink them.

my papers are all papertrey ink – i find their colors to be brighter than SU and have been using them more & more.  The light blue is their newest color – hawaiian shores.

i used a new MS border punch and then gave the border and center some teeny pearl accents with Viva Decor pearl pen in Cream.

ALL of my quilling supplies are from Lake City Craft Co. in nixa MO which i find funny – i used to live right near nixa – but i wasn’t into papercrafting back then.  They have kits and supplies and i am finding them to be very good quality.  i bought the beginners kit, a critter kit and then a bunch of packs of their quilling paper.  i think one of my fears was cutting all that paper but NOPE.  the packs of pre-cut paper are not expensive at all and you get a TON of strips.  Wanna see?

how about seeing up CLOSE???  that’s right – for everyone who is still with me and reading i have a whole shebang of quilling goodies from Lake City Craft for one random winner – all you need is a quilling tool and glue!  just leave me a comment before i wake up wednesday morning!

The tool i use is the slotted one.  the glue that came in the starter kit i got is not labeled but it is a fairly thin very quick drying white glue that dries clear.

and now we are off to the library nd post office!

i hope your week is off to a great start!

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Just Buggin Challenge 19: Stamping Fun


ahhh another monday morning.  i am happy to say that despite hubby having ALOT to catch up on AND pezzy the wonder tot REFUSING to sleep i got ALOT of crafting done this weekend!  it’s strange how some weekends i can be so productive and others i just can’t seem to get anywhere…. not only did i work on some projects but i have a couple tutorials for you as well as my first class samples for Cardmaking Basics 1!

i have alot of stuff for you today 😛

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All of the new studio g goodies EXCEPT the wood alphas shipped friday so i should see them in stock by Wednesday!!  i AM SO ready for some fun new Valentine & Easter stamps & goodies.  i am also anxious to check out the new FLOCKING – all of the tips i give you for microbeads will also work with flock.  and this studio g flock is a GREAT way to collect up a bunch of different colors without overloading your wallet!  i have a VERY limited number of items coming in this time so if you want to get any of the collections head over and check them out!


Susana over at SCACD has a new release of stamps this friday that will introduce a NEW character and i just gotta tell ya THEY ARE CUTE!!!  anyone in the mood for SPRING yet??  To celebrate her arrival there will be some yummy blog candy up on the store blog starting tomorrow so be sure to check it out!!  Also my post for TIOT tomorrow will include a tutorial for easy painting using Creative Inspirations Shimmer Paints.


Speaking of blog candy i need to get mine up but i have yet to collect it up and get  pic for ya!

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i have a simple but pretty project for today’s Just Buggin’ challenge – gift tags!  This week Samantha has challenged us to use stamps with our cricut cuts.  one of my swaps i am in is for valentine goodie bags so i decided to go with some tags instead of bag toppers for this one:

 i started by cutting TWO tags – 1 white and 1 red.  then using the shadow feature i cut a black one.  Next i took the red tags and cut the top & bottoms off – this way i have a label that is a perfect fit.  to jazz up the white layer i stamped some hearts with versamark and covered them with some awesome holographic embossing powder from ranger.  it has a rainbow shimmer effect.  Next i edged the white tag with red ink using my foam blending tool and then i lined the white and red pieces with crystal ice stickles.  Ice stickles also have a holographic look to them.  i am making goodies bags for kids so i stamped friend on the tag (studio G of course) and then added a little poly clay embellie.  an eyelet and ribbon tied with wax thread finishes them off!  the layers are attached with foam tape to add some dimension.

foam blending tools and extra foams are back in stock and ice stickles are still 40% off!!

If you like bling, shimmer & shine be sure to catch my TIOT post tomorrow!!

Hope your week is off to a GREAT start!!!!

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