Holiday Hoppin’ with Spellbinders!

Welcome to the second day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop!  Spellbinders, along with their Cross Promotional Partners are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving.  Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore!  Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog.  A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away!  To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog!  Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible.  One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner.  Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog

Be sure to see all of yesterday’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!

Mona Pendleton

Gina Hanson

Deborah Young

Becca Feeken

Julie Overby


AJ Otto

Margie Higuchi

Beth Pingry – that’s me!

Jennifer Holmes

Kerry Urbatch

Shona Erlenborn

Tammy Inman

Jessica Turner

Brenda Hurd

Julie Koerber

Rae Barthel

Rachel O’Crowley

Kellie Fortin

Kristen Cohen

Joy Dickson

Candy Rosenberg 

Laura Craigie

Stephanie Hester

Leesa Crutcher

Nina Brackett

Today I am using Spellbinders S4-297 Nested Crowns and S5-025 Labels Seventeen on this fun and easy mixed media canvas.  My inspiration is the “Stay Calm” trend in posters now. 

I painted the 5×7″ canvas in this yummy blue-green iridescent paint and set it aside to dry. 

Next I cut a piece of gold foil from the Spellbinders new foil assortment, I adhered it to an adhesive sheet, then peeled off the backing to adhere the foil to a piece of scrap cardstock.  This gave the foil a bit more stability.  

I sanded the embossed areas of the Nested Crown die cut, then added 3D Foam Squares to the back of the crown die cut, and set it aside. (You get 3 gorgeously detailed die templates for $19.99!)

Next I cut Fancy Pants Designs’s Christmas Magic paper to fit the Labels Seventeen #6 die template (#6 is the largest).  I die cut and embossed both at the same time in my Grand Calibur.  (Labels Seventeen includes 6 die templates for $24.99, which comes to only 4.17 per image, and they all cut, emboss and can be used as a stencil!)

I used a JustRite Stampers font set to spell out my message.  The clear blocks are great because you can see exactly where you are stamping, which is perfect for a project like this!

Then I inked the edges first generously with Lime Pastel, then very lightly with Black ink.  I also added a bit of Black around the edges of the now dry canvas.

Then I added some Crafty Power Tape to the back of the Label and adhered it to the center of the canvas.  I peeled off the backs of the 3D Foam Squares and placed the Crown die cut at the top of the Label.


Yes, that is one of my Christmas trees, I set it up especially for you!

Now Stay Calm, Have a Cookie (even if it’s past breakfast time), and leave a comment, please! 

Supplies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur; S4-297 Nested Crowns, S5-025 Labels Seventeen; F-012 Precious Metals Premium Craft Foil AssortmentSCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ – Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Power Tape; JustRite Stampers, Times New Roman 50 and 25 point fonts, Fancy Pants Designs, Christmas Magic patterned paper; Clearsnap, Colorbox Black Pigment and Lime Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink, Jacquard Lumiere Halo Blue-Gold paint, 5×7 Canvas.

Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package!  One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today.  Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win.  Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.

 Thank you!


556 responses to “Holiday Hoppin’ with Spellbinders!

  1. Simple but really nice.

  2. so great!

  3. Wonderful hop – and perfect truism. I wonder if we have any cookies in the house…

  4. I love that crown die, it looks fabulous.

  5. hee–i would love to stay calm and eat cookies! Cute!

  6. Madeleine (Judy) Menke

    Foil! Something new for me and I like it

  7. mary friederichsen

    This is so adorable! You did a beautiufl job!

  8. great project!

  9. *snicker* I need a sign like this to hang IN my pantry – I wouldn’t want everyone to know my best solution to stress management now, would I?

  10. Your simplicity is what makes the canvas so sweet!

  11. I meant canvas…not card….LOL

  12. The closer it gets to Christmas, the more encouragement I need to do just that!

  13. such a fun card Beth! Love it!

  14. What a cute project and such good advice too!

  15. I love when I see bloggers create wall art and home dec, not just cards!

  16. Don’t you just love the Lumiere paints? Great project. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. mmm…. cookies. Gotta love those SB dies too. =)

  18. I think I could make that my mantra. Clever.

  19. i’ve never seen any thing made with these crowns. thx

  20. haha stay calm and eat cookies, cute!! 🙂

  21. my sentiments exactly!

  22. I love mixed media. I’ve been doing a lot of this lately. Thanks for sharing!

  23. great project, thanks for sharing

  24. Cute card. THe sentiment is wonderful!! Thanks for giving me the okay for a cookie breakfast:)

  25. Loving that crown die! and I love the idea of a cookie for breakfast, too

  26. Alice Wilberding

    Love the use of the antiquities crown.

  27. Great project

  28. Love the versatility of those great label spellbinders. Love the colour of the canvas too. thanks.

  29. What a great project, very creative!

  30. I love anything with a crown and a hershey kiss. Very cute!

  31. Fun card, love the sentiment.

  32. Love your project! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Great project. I love the saying !

  34. Very nice. Thanks for sharing your project!
    Hugs, Wini

  35. Those cookies are a wonderful compliment to your canvas.

  36. Fantastic project! I like the way you put it on canvas.

  37. Robin (scrappintlc)

    What a cute kitchen decoration, I chuckled at the sentiment. Love how you did the crown.

  38. Love the idea and mmmmmmm cookies so good any time!

  39. The blue green iridescent paint is indeed a yummy color. Eating cookies is definitely a good way to stay calm. Maybe I should try that the next time I’m about to have my blood pressure taken.

  40. Fabulous project!

  41. I love your card. And the cookie is making me very hungry. Sweet.

  42. Cool canvas creation! Thanks for sharing and I’d love if you passed the cookie plate too. 😉 They look delicious!!

  43. Cute, cute!! Love the color on the canvas. And those cookies look yummy!!! TFS!

  44. Beautiful creations! Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Love the color of that painted canvas! Such a cute sentiment. Great job.

  46. So cute, and I just love the sentiment!

  47. Cute project. Thanks for sharing.

    Doramiyi at gmail dot com

  48. Great sentiment. That’s my holiday plan!!!

  49. Cute card and I love crown. TFS.

  50. Nice card. Love the crowns. I love all Spellbinder dies. I hope Santa brings me the Crowns dies. Hint, hint.

  51. nummy cookies i agree nice project

  52. THis is my first hop; and Ive had so much fun thank you for the chance to win!

  53. Looks great! Love the crown.

  54. Very nice! How cute is that crown?!!!!

  55. What a fun piece of artwork! TSF :O)

  56. What a great project. Can see the possibiltiy of placecards at a dinner or the menu being presented on such a project.

  57. I love this project! Thanks for the tip about backing the foil with cardstock. I actually just bought a couple of packs of the Spellbinders foil yesterday. I can’t wait to use it, but I was a bit worried about how soft it is and whether the embossing would hold up going through the mail… so maybe the cardstock backing will help. Also love your sentiment. You can’t go wrong with cookies!!! LOL!!

  58. Love this project! Thanks for sharing!

  59. Thank you Beth! Have supplies for but have never gotten around to dabbling in mixed media. Have almost all the supplies you used so I will definitely be coming back to your projects and instructions.

    Glenda D

  60. I love your project! The saying brought a smile to my face.

  61. It is nice to see such a unique project – thanks for sharing!

  62. Okay, so I got distracted by those REAL cookies… Thanks for sharing your cute project. Now I have to go bake 🙂

  63. Oh Beth, I love your humor with cookies!! I have got to cut some metal with my SB dies, I did a very wimpy attempt with the foil from the top of the coffee can, but it was not impressive. LOL I’ve got to get my hands on some craft foil because I love your results. Happy Holidays! =D

  64. I didn’t realize all the detail in the crown die, it is really nice!

  65. What a great idea. Now that these dies come in these large sizes they are perfect for a picture on a canvas. Beautiful job. Excuse me while I go have a cookie!!

  66. I really like the crown and the sentiment is written with me in mind!!

  67. I love what you created!

  68. very nice… I am always looking for new ideas on Canvas!!

  69. Great play on a whacky theme!

  70. This is just wonderful! I love the whole concept of a small ‘poster’ and it’s a great mantra for the holiday season!

  71. Awesome project.. simple and adorable!
    ummmm my favorite cookie in a picture for breakfast AWESOME!

  72. What a fun project! I love the “stay calm” theme and cookies cure all!

  73. Adorable project – love that crown!!

  74. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  75. SImply wonderful – love it and thanks for setting up your tree for us. I’m off to bake cookies!

  76. That is so cute!

  77. <Very clever and cute , thanks for the inspiration

  78. Simple but cute. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

  79. Lovely idea, I need one at my desk at work.

  80. Very nice and i like the use of the paint. Will have to try that. Thank you.

  81. Great project and I think I’ll do the same.
    Hey, who ate all the cookies! Crap, now I’ll have to make more, lol! – glad I’m not the only cookie monster in the world!

  82. Cool sentiment 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  83. So cute, couldn’t think of a better phrase to live by!

  84. Karen from Ontario

    how cute…..

  85. Simple yet beautiful. And as I’m blog hopping while drinking my morning coffee, I’ll have to follow your advice and go get a cookie.

  86. I could jump right into the middle of that plate of cookies! Your canvas would be perfect for my house!

  87. Love the sentiment, great for the Holiday rush!

  88. love the lines , made very beautifull

  89. Love the crown!!!

  90. cute project
    those are my husbands fav cookies guess I’ll make him some now

  91. What a lovely way to greet guests at Christmas.

  92. Gorgeous and i love the saying! 🙂

  93. What lovely idea and I love the saying.


  94. Simple and cute. Great job.

  95. Fantastic project! Love the paint colour and the crowns are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing

  96. LOL!!! What a cute project. Thanks for sharing.

  97. Beth, your canvas, your art! As a cookie-holic this canvas SINGS to me one of my favorite songs…LOL

  98. this is amazing!wow!!


  99. This is an adorable project! Great job! I love your version of this saying!

  100. Yvonne Villiard Bresolin

    What a great project and love the sentiment!!

  101. What a great philosophy to live by! What a fun gift idea.

  102. Fun project. Great for upcoming cookie exchanges too!

  103. Cute little signs!!

  104. Great project, I love the verse!

  105. Wow 449 comments! Super Cute idea. TFS and God Bless.

  106. Lots of goodys, Thanks, Tootsie

  107. Thanks for setting up your Christmas tree just for us! Love the project and the advice.

  108. I want a bit of your cookie! I like the detailing of the emboss on the crown. Thanks for sharing.

  109. Too cute!!! And I agree!!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and big thanks to Spellbinders for such generous prizes.

  110. Love the sentiment on your card, it is so cute

  111. Very Nice

  112. Love to play with this foil.

  113. Yummy color…Love the foil crown

  114. Funny and inspirational!

  115. Wonderful project! That is just the sentiment I need to get through the busy holiday season!


  117. Your card is so much fun.

  118. Cute! I love cookies for breakfast!

  119. what a great idea-I like your way of thinking and those cookies look yummy-please share.

  120. This is great! Love your project.

  121. What a lovely project! Thanks for the inspiration!

  122. I love that crown and must have it!!! Thanks for sharing!

  123. Baked goods are one of my weaknesses. I love the crown. TFS!

  124. Laughed out loud….how did you know that’s what I do…always works to calm down!!! LOL

  125. This one is a keeper! I love the crown, the saying,the whole thing. The cookies look great, too.

  126. Very cute project! Love the foil crown. Cookies look good, too!

  127. Beautiful project! TFS! I love spellbinders! Thanks for the hop!

  128. Cute project. Love the quote.

  129. Really cute card. Love the crown and the sentiment makes me laugh!

  130. This would make a very Merry Christmas present! 🙂 Love the cute ideas! Thanks for the chance!

  131. How cute! Thanks for sharing.

  132. Great idea….! Very cute.

  133. Love your work, love that saying. I am calm-please send cookies!

  134. What a cute project!! I love that paint you used on the canvas. I also liked the step by step tutorial. It makes it look do-able! 🙂

  135. Love the crown and the saying! Probably will be telling myself this quite a bit during the coming weeks. Any excuse to eat a cookie!

  136. Nice idea…cookies looked good too!

  137. Anything to do with cookies is great in my book – this is adorable!

  138. Ha! This is perfect! This should be my motto 🙂
    Fabulous idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  139. Fabulous motto to live by!!

  140. That sentiment is cracking me up, love it!

  141. Cute, cute, cute…Perfect for this time of year!

  142. Neat project. Now I need a cookie.

  143. Awesome. love the crown.

  144. Neat!

  145. Great home decor project.

  146. Christine Macneil

    Super Cute! Love the crown. I think I need to try the foil.

  147. OMGoodness….I love this and the color is awesome. I’m going to get me a cookie 🙂

  148. What a fun blog – and you couldn’t be more correct – I just had a cookie myself.

  149. The crown is gorgeous – thanks for sharing how you made it 🙂

  150. Oh my gosh, what a fantastic canvas and it would go perfectly in MY home! I absolutely love your sentiment and it’s sooo true! I took a break from blog hopping and came back to start back here at yours…and I happen to be eating some yummy chocolate chip cookies…with hot chocolate too! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration! *wink*

  151. love it, the color came out so cool on the canvas .. tfs love the crown too.. tu amiga Kat.

  152. Thanks for sharing!

  153. very beautiful!!

  154. How cute is this. Love it.

  155. Sure, take advantage of us loving cookies. Plus the crown jsut make the card. Jann J

  156. A girl after my own heart!!!! Thumbprints are my favorite.

  157. Love this idea!

  158. That is the best ‘Stay Calm’ sign I’ve ever seen!!! I really like the way you think! 😉

  159. Very great job, thanks for sharing.

  160. Cookie please!! Very cute, great job, thanks for sharing.

  161. i think moms all over the world need that canvas .. all year long. a great stress releaver .. a cookie.

  162. love it ! so beautiful!

  163. Love that background paint. You are very clever. Dawn

  164. This is a really nice way to use the spellbinders seventeen and the crown dies. Thank you for sharing.

  165. Cute!

  166. I Love cookies! Christmas eve the boys and I make cookies for Santa and then My husband will eat one and crumble cookie crumbs on the plate and leave the boys a note telling them how he loved their cookies and he will see them next yr and to bee good.

  167. Very cute!! 🙂

  168. Cookies are good!! I’ll have one and stay calm.
    Linda Imler

  169. Love it! I tell my granddaughter: No chocolate till after breakfast..I get to spoil her! Thanks for sharing.

  170. I hadn’t seen the crown before, it’s gorgeous.

  171. Verna Angerhofer

    What a neat idea and love the saying. Cookies are always a super subject at Christmas.

  172. LOL! Love your take on thee holidays!

  173. What a great card. Love the saying.

  174. Great idea – we all need cookies & reminders to relax!

  175. Love your ideas.

  176. Love the sign!

  177. oh..the wording just made me smile…lovely!

  178. When I first saw this – I laughed. I love it! TFS

  179. cute idea!

  180. I love your project!!

  181. Thanks for sharing your beautiful canvas with us! The color was fabulous! I did not know they had metal. Something to check out!
    Thanks for the cookies!

  182. Beth, this is awesome!

  183. Love the sign. My sentiments exacyly.
    Sharon L

  184. Love it!

  185. Beautiful card and sentiment! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  186. Cute card and the cookies look scrumptous!!
    Thanks for sharing.


  187. Loving the sentiment and how you did the Crown! Thank you for the ‘eye’ cookie and ‘virtual’ cookie too! Yum! 🙂 tfs

  188. very creative!

  189. Cute project. I bet it is really pretty IRL

  190. I can always get behind the idea of eating a cookie! That was a nice yummy looking one too. Now I’m wanting a cookie!

  191. Cute card and great sentiment!

    Carol B

  192. Awesome, TFS and being part of the hop.

  193. Awww how cute is this!! I love it!! Great project!!

  194. Cute project!

  195. Love the way you used the spellbinders crown. I also love cookies, so anything with cookies has to be great! Thanks for sharing!

  196. Lovely!

    Tahne Timmons

  197. Wonderful!!!!

  198. very cute!

  199. Love it!!

  200. Okay, it’s time for a cookie! This is just precious and has made me hungry!

  201. Loved seeing the cookies and tree…thank you. Lovely project, tfs.

  202. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  203. yum yum

  204. Beautiful card and I LOVE the sentiment! So true 🙂

  205. Today we had cookies for breakfast – Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with added cranberries for holiday festiveness – the guys in my firehouse say only a girl would add cranberries to choclate chip cookies.

    Is he right?

  206. That’s the best thing for you, cookies, and you happened to make one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing the card and the cookies!

  207. LOL, love the saying! Love that background with the luminere paint too! I forget to use that stuff, thanks for the inspiration and reminder of its beauty!

  208. Great advice! I love this foil and what you’ve done with it on this crown.

  209. The embossed crown really stands out! And I love the idea of having cookies for breakfast!

  210. I am very grateful to see all the projects that all of the sites have created with their spellbinders. I love spellbinders, they are wonderful. I actually came across your blog by accident, but have become a follower. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent of creating with the world. Have a great holiday.

  211. I love that thought and it made me hungry! Very cute and I appreciate the detailed instructions.

  212. I totally laughed when I saw your saying! I don’t have any cookies but I did just finish some Halloween candy :)) Fabulous home decor to have!

  213. Great project ! I love the crown embossed on that foil, it really makes it pop. TFS

  214. Beautiful card and such a cute sentiment! Love the crown!

  215. thanks for sharing

  216. This is a very cool article

  217. Wonderful idea…love the idea of using the Lumiere paints.
    Candy Meyers

  218. Haha! That’s adorable. TFS and setting up your tree just for us :0)

  219. Beautiful and creative! Love it!

  220. This is so very pretty and your cookies look yummy!
    with warm holiday wishes,
    Jennifer Loucks

  221. Too cute–love it!! Thanks for sharing with us

  222. CUTE!! :-))))

  223. What creative projects! I love how you used the Spellbinders. They are awesome. Hopefully I can win so more!

  224. so very true, fab project
    Anne x

  225. Too cute…and wise advise. Think I will take it. Now. 😉

  226. Thank you for showing that crown, its super cute and like die too! I hope I win!!!!

  227. So fun and a cute thing to have as a reminder during the busy holiday season!

  228. Love how the crown embossed on the gold paper. And the sentiment is great!

  229. Very cute card!! Looks great! ♥♥♥

  230. Now this is really my kind of card…. it’s both pretty and funny

  231. LOL 🙂 Great sentiment 🙂 Love the crown.

  232. Love the cookie saying…. I’m ready to eat!!!

  233. Isn’t it great when you see a trendy something you love for your home, and you can make it yourself for a fraction of the cost? And your love of cookies made me smile 🙂

  234. I’m planning to take your advice to “stay calm” right up until I see my name on Spellbinders’ Blog on Monday, the 22nd — after that, all bets are off — LOL! Oh, how I wish I could actually be one of two to be so NOT CALM!!! 😉 I think you’d forgive me though, right?!!! Your project is awesome & I so need to find a project to ink up those crowns

  235. Super Cute Idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!

  236. Man, was this an opportune”hop”! Got chuckles out of all your cookie stuff and I saw those clear JustRite blocks. My wish list no longer just has almost all the spellbinders dies on it. Thanks so much for sharing and giving me grins.

  237. Cute.

  238. That would be a great way to display cookies for any occasion, good idea. My daughter makes those exact cookies and sells them, they are fantastic!

  239. My sentiments exactly! Cookies are the answer to most every problem.

  240. What a sweet project.

  241. So cute!!! I love that you did this on canvas and can put it somewhere in the kitchen!!! I need a cookie! Really cute! Thanks for sharing!

  242. Great project Beth!! Love that crown!!

  243. very nice!!

  244. Such a cute project – Thanks for sharing it!


  245. I LOVE a great hop!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  246. HA! Cute saying (that I think the world needs to hear more and more these days). Love that cool iridescent paint too!

  247. Thats my kind of sign…love it …TFS

  248. I love that you used the foil for the crown! And who couldn’t stay calm with a plate of those cookies!!!!

  249. You just made me laugh. Cute, and so very yummy….

  250. I am not sure which is more yummy…. the crown or the cookies! Wonderful!

  251. Eat cookies and get inspired!!!!!

  252. This is a great idea – everyone should eat cookies

  253. Loved your project..TFS

  254. What a cool tongue-in-cheek project! Absolutely fun & fabulous – and festive, too!

  255. Great project. Love the saying – true words to live by during this hectic season.

  256. cute idea~ now if I can just reach in and get the cookies, that would make my day!

  257. Very cute card and way yummy looking cookie. Thanks for sharing.

  258. I love your project — what a great sign to have out during the holidays (or anytime!) Those cookies look super yummy too!

  259. Thanks for sharing. Great idea!

  260. Cute card and I really want one of those cookies!

  261. This is so cute – my motto exactly. I need to copy this to hang in my office! Thanks for the inspiration!

  262. Way to cute! Wondered what to do with the crowns!

  263. Words of wisdom indeed!

  264. That’s a very nice card. I really wish I could have grabbed one of those cookies from the plate…lol

  265. Pass that cookie plate please!

  266. That’s what I’m going to do, is have a cookie instead of cereal for breakfast!!! LOL So much fun, but do love the color on your canvas and that crown is an awesome die!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  267. Cute project. Cookies are always welcome.

  268. Ohh, if only we could all live by that sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny L.

  269. Great philosophy. Love the crowns die

  270. Thanks for the idea on how to stabilize foil. Your crowns are beautiful.

  271. A person can never have too many cooikes! I love your project! I think I need one of these in my kitchen! TFS

  272. Thanks for the tip about working with foil. Have a great day!

  273. Hot chocolate on the last blog and such yummy looking cookies on this one…I’m getting hungry but I want to finish this blog hop first! 😀
    Love your wall art. Sounds like a great motto to me!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  274. I think I will use this motto for this holiday season… what a great idea!

  275. Ummmmmm, I wanna cookie too, cute.


  276. Fabulous!Love the colouring on your frame and the sentiment is hilarious!

  277. You are making me hungry! Cute project.

  278. Love the little crown! Cute idea too.

  279. Love the project, love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing both!

  280. Great colors. I love the canvas and spellbinders mxed together.

  281. Totally cute! I love the sentiment. Thanks for the instructions and the inspiration!

  282. Very cute – love that crown!

  283. Oh how true! Love the sentiment and using the Luminaire Paint for color, so very pretty. The die pieces had the perfect background to make them pop. TFS!

  284. LOL! What a cute plack! Love the idea. And great gift to go with the cookies!

  285. Thanks for the hop it’s very overwhelming for me..
    I am sitting with tear in my eyes of course I am new to blogging but I just can’t believe what I have been missing

  286. Love the use of the foil for the crown. I’ve gotta get some of that awsome foil!TFS
    Donna G

  287. Love your ideas – thanks for the inspiration!

  288. Great project, love the saying too. Thank you for sharing.

  289. I love your project! and the cookies look yummy! what a sweet canvas! TFS!

  290. Adorable. Gives me some great cookbook gift ideas!

  291. How could anyone not enjoy your project, especially because it suggests eating cookies

  292. Neat project!

  293. How cute, it just cracks me up.

  294. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project

  295. Great project and great words to live by! Thanks!

  296. What a great motto.

  297. So awesome! I love it!! (and I love that you have a tree up already!) Thanks!

  298. Great project and your tree is up already!! You go girl! Love those peanutbutter blossom cookies!

  299. I love the project and cookies are always calming. The crown just makes the project. Love It!

  300. Ahh, a creed I can live by:)

  301. Love your background, awesome colors!! This is my kind of project!
    thanks for sharing

  302. How cute!

  303. Thanks for the great idea! Peanut Butter Kiss cookies – one of my Favorites. TFS

  304. Stay calm and eat cookies…. I LOVE it!

  305. I so need to breakout of using the same wonderful Spellbinders dies…these are great and thanks for reminding us that there are so many more ideas out there…

  306. You are much too kind to us…a lovely reminder for serenity, a Christmas tree background, AND cookies! Thanks for everything.

  307. I love the sentiment on this, and the canvas looks ace!

  308. i love cookies! hugs nicky

  309. Love it!! Great job and now I need me some cookies :o)

  310. What a cute idea!!

  311. what a cute saying, I totally agree and now want cookies!

  312. Thanks for the chance to win and for keeping it funny!

  313. Love your project and the saying. I think I need to get a cookie 🙂

  314. Cute! Makes me want to eat a cookie!

  315. Agreed! Great project and I love the embossed crown!

  316. Very Creative!!

  317. Great project Beth.

    stamp on…

  318. What a fun project! TFS 🙂

  319. Such a wonderful christmas project!
    Hugs from Maya

  320. Beautiful project! Love the embossed foil! And those cookies look so yummy!

  321. Living in Germany I’m not familiar with the Stay Calm series but I think your use of it is wonderful. So cute.

  322. What a great project love it…
    Thanks for sharing…
    What a great company to work for
    very inspirational blog hop

  323. Yummy cookies and a beautiful card!

  324. This is truly a work of art!

  325. Cute and funny! Those cookies look yummy!

  326. What a beautiful background on your gorgeous project! I love the foil crown, and the sentiment cracked me up. Very cute.

  327. A beautiful and funny 🙂 project.
    Hugs, Berit

  328. I think the stampin craftin world must be eatin cookies about now. I know I just had one to go with my tea. Your project is very cute and sweet too. You are very creative.

  329. Well, I love the crown and the cookies!

  330. hahaha love this!!

  331. What a pretty altered canvas. Love that crown. :o)

  332. cute card and super cute saying – I love those kind of cookies too!!!

  333. Beautiful!

  334. This my idea of a saying. I love it. Thank you for sharing.


  336. very cute. thank you for sharing.

  337. Thanks for reminding us to participate Beth. I love those crowns and they look perfect on your cookie card. ~Diane

  338. love the spellbinders that you used. What a great card. Thanks for sharing with us.

  339. Wonderful canvas and love the saying, the cookies look so yummy too. Thanks for sharing.

  340. Crafts and cookies..who could ask for anything more! Very cute idea.

  341. Great project – beautiful canvas – lots of inspirational ideas.

  342. Cookies do it for me, too. Cute idea.

  343. I love cookies!! The sentiment says it all! I love it. Hugs, Teresa E.

  344. very cute, i have thought of doing a canvas but just haven’t got to it yet!! So many fun things to do! 🙂 TFS

  345. Thanks for the cookie, Beth! And the great project ideas. Love this idea.

  346. Very pretty…love the painting on the canvas!

  347. Super project and I love that crown! Cookies are just what is needed between Thanksgiving and Christmas ! Wish I had some!

  348. I want one of those signs! I guess I’ll have to make one now. Thank you!

  349. This is so cute. Love those dies.

  350. I agree, cookies for breakfast! So adorable!

  351. Love the name of your blog and Thanks for putting up your tree for us! Beautiful!

  352. Love the saying. The crown pendant is so regal in gold! So cute! So wintery! Love it!

  353. I LOVE this project! First of all it made me giggle and then the colours and layout are just my thing. Wonderful!

  354. Very clever project; thanks for sharing!
    Mary Jane

  355. Becki Bertuccelli

    Oh yeah, bring on them cookies. TFS.

  356. I looove this! Hope you don’t mind…I’ve got to make this for my 3 grown girls! And such profound advice! LOL. THANKS

  357. Oh you have given me such a good idea for wall art! (love the saying, btw) I just changed my kitchen colors and have been looking high and low for art for my kitchen wall. It seems the world is in love with roosters and chickens…me, not so much. I hope I win because I can use my new dies to make wall art for my blank spaces!:)

  358. Wonderful work, thank you that you share with us!

  359. So cute! Want a cookie now!Lol! x

  360. very cute TFS

  361. Very nice! Now I want dessert. 🙂

  362. Gorgeous. Hugs, Andreja

  363. Nice job; well done.

  364. Super cute card! Love the foil – so fun and shiny!

  365. How CUTE is this? I love the saying…and I’m now in the mood to bake! LOL! TFS!

  366. Nice ! I Love these new nestables!

  367. Wowww, this is sooooo beautiful!


  368. Great sentiment on the canvas. Loved how the crown embossed.

  369. Thanks for sharing, love it.

  370. Sweet little inspirational piece!

  371. great ideas!

  372. What a great project. I would love to have the cookie please… LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  373. Beth
    Love your card & the saying. I’m with you there.
    I also love how you painted the background. I love sparkly
    Thank you for the inspiration

  374. I’m actually eating cookies now! Just got outof staff meeting and I needed a relief! Thanks!

  375. What a nice project. TFS

  376. How fun – love the sentiment and will use it as well. BUT, it doesn’t even have to be after breakfast for me – I can certainly convince myself that by starting with a cookie at breakfast, I’ll stay calm longer. And, if things start to stress, I guess I’ll just have to pop another cookie!

  377. This is great!!! It is now my new slogan.

  378. LOVE how that crown turned out on the metal!

  379. Important sentiment – cute idea !

  380. how funny! We have a sign up at work that says ” stay calm and carry on” we always refer to it when it gets a tad crazy!

  381. Great idea with the crown. All of us princesses accept your offer of wonderful cookies. Thanks for sharing.

  382. Too cute, love the saying!!

  383. This is hilarious! I love the crown and boy, do I have some friends who need a card like this. Thanks for sharing.

  384. marie-anne raeman

    like the canvas and the cool paint too

  385. Lovely project!

  386. cute project

  387. beth, such a cute card……… the stay calm…… put me in a better place today….


  388. this is too cute! i love these little canvas pieces.

  389. Very nice project and the crown is so elegant!

  390. HAHAHA!!! That is so funny since I am about to make some cookies but procrastinating with the hop! LOL! Thank-you for sharing!

  391. I like the way you think! Mmmm… stay calm. eat cookies. Yup! Works for me!
    thanks for sharing

  392. How fun lov what you’ve done.
    Amazing company to work for

  393. too cute.

  394. I love cookies and love your canvas too x

  395. Beth that is a beautiful canvas TFS

  396. That sentiment is perfect! Great job! TFS!

  397. I’m not sure I can stay calm, but I certainly eat cookies! Love that quote! Thanks for sharing!

  398. I just love that crown with the gold, AMAZING!

  399. What a great project…….love the sentiment and your use of the Spellbinder dies.

  400. Very cute idea! Wish I had those cookies now!?

  401. I love the sentiments you used on this! TFS =)

  402. I love the use of the crown and who can resist cookies!

  403. Your project is very cute. I love the cookies also !

  404. Very, very cute!

  405. Great project! Cookies always help! 😉

  406. Not only is your canvas cute, your cookies look delicious! I love the saying btw.

  407. Cute! Love that saying!

  408. LOL ~ Cookies always help! Love your project. Now I’m hungry… 🙂 TFS!

  409. Thank you for sharing your art! It is such a cute crown! –Gail Lass

  410. Cute card, I like your saying.

  411. That little crown embellishment is sooo cute. Love the idea. Now I have to go eat some cookies! Thanks for sharing.

  412. Love the saying and the colors.

  413. What a great idea. Love the crown….and those cookies….yummy yummy. I love Spellbinder dies and you did a great job showcasing them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  414. I loved your project and your blog name is great!!! I really liked the paint that you used, can you tell us where you got it from ?

    • Hi Teresa, The paint is by Jacquard, the brand is Luminarte. I bought it at Joann’s but they also carry it in fine art stores like Dick Blick.

      Thanks for your comment!!


  415. Hehe! What a darling idea. Thanks for sharing!

  416. My mouth is watering! Such a great idea! TFS!

  417. Have a cookie…..don’t mind if I do!! Really cute!

  418. Very funny card! I need to follow your suggestion, hehe.
    Thanks for showing us the foil technique!

  419. LOVE love love your project!

  420. Lovely art piece and a truer sentiment has never been said. Bring on the cookies!

  421. Love the project and your tree looks like it would be beautiful. I’ve got my tree up already too.

  422. Love how you have decorated the canvas.


  423. LOL how funny I was eating gingersnaps when I clicked on your blog. To cute tfs

  424. love this i really like the sentiment lol

  425. So lovely and inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all!!

  426. LOVE this! The gold crown is such a simple but dramatic accent. Thanks for sharing!

  427. My college roommate use to say, “Cookies solve all problems.” I’ve obviously used that for gifts for her over the years. Now I have a new one to add. Thanks for the cute project and am off to find some cookies to eat.

  428. So totally loving that sentiment! How true it is!!! Thanks for the cute inspiration!

  429. What a fun sign! I’ll have to go grab a cookie before I finish the hop!!!!!

  430. Cookies for breakfast sounds perfect! What a beautiful project!

  431. LOVE.IT! So, so cute! This is the first time I’ve visited your blog, but you are now bookmarked in my favorites!

    Mary Beth

  432. Super cute and funny!

  433. Nice and simple card.

  434. Oh how cute! And so true–coookies always good to have during stressful times, calm times, ANYTIME! Wonderful Project–thanks so much for sharing!

  435. hahaha! ain’t that a motto to live by?

  436. thanks for sharing

  437. Yum………. Yum………………………… chocolate trees! lovely little project! Thanks for sharing!

  438. I just love your project is so cute and adore the crown but then I a Queen LOL … thank you so much for sharing your talent with us..
    I am so going to upgrade and USE my spellbinder stock…
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  439. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful creative ideas and your use of Spellbinder’s Nestabilities is amazing. Thanks.

  440. Fun altered canvas! Thanks for the inspiration.

  441. That’s a cool card!

  442. What a great project!!! Love the sentiment!! TFS

  443. so cute!!!

  444. this is so cute!

  445. Heather Robertson

    LOL – love the sentiment – great card

  446. Love your project and that your Christmas tree is up. Great colors. I hope I win.

  447. so cute…can’t wait to try this!

  448. Love the background. Another item for my wish list. Also the sentiment is so true.

  449. Cute! Love the saying!

  450. What a great project

  451. This is such a cool idea—-Who doesn’t like cookies—–and we all need a little calm in our day!

  452. Yum!

  453. Your project brought an immediate smile and a chuckle when I saw it!! Like the way you think:) Love how the crown loooks when you sand it and the beautiful font for the sentiment. I love my JustRite fonts for those special sentiments. Thanks for the inspiration.

  454. Super cute project, thanks for sharing.

  455. That’s a great card to add to a cookie gift – and thanks for making it fairly easy to leave a comment! Most of the blogs are very difficult to leave comments if you do not have a blog, facebook, or something like that.

  456. fabulous project.

  457. Great project – and excellent advice!

  458. Great gift idea – and I love getting back to the basics! thank you

  459. very cute!

  460. Mmmm…cookies…my fave dessert!

  461. I love the glittery paint and that sentiment is perfect!

  462. Love cookies any time. Great project.

  463. How “Sweet”…..Great sentiments…..
    Thanks for the cookie…..

  464. Great project. Your crown so sweet. Cookies yeah! TFS

  465. Great project, thanks for the instructions

  466. Great Project. will have to try that foil…these little reminders can make or break a day sometimes…Thanks so much.

  467. this hop is fantastic Im glad i got to drop by.

  468. Lovely project.

  469. Thanks for sharing. Cute!!

  470. Very cute project – I am getting so many wonderful ideas from this hop!

  471. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  472. How cute is that?? Love it!!

  473. Great project! Thanks for sharing!

  474. Hahaha! This is so cute, love your sentiment

  475. very sweet — I really like the crown!

  476. Cute project, thank you for sharing.

  477. LOL, I love this sentiment! The foil was the perfect touch for the crown.

  478. Perfect little gift for the season!!!! Love it!

  479. OK but only if you insist. LOL Super cute, I love the color you picked. Very pretty, thanks for sharing.

  480. Beth –
    This is such a sweet little gift for someone. I really love that crown. And are sure there is no way you can reach through blogland and hand me a few of those cookies? Darn!!

    Elaine Allen

  481. Cute project, lovely sentiment

  482. I like that especially the eat cookies part.

  483. Fabulous! Love the saying on your canvas!

  484. Love the shine . The cookie looks great also.

  485. Mmmmm….cookies look great and you did a good job too!

  486. Cute project, love the sentiment! I definitely can do with more cookies! *chuckles*

  487. super cute crown!

  488. Love the project and the sentiment! That die shape is the best…

  489. Love the “Stay Calm” posters! Great variation. Those cookies are making me hungry!

  490. I LOVE the sentiment and the shimmery lumiere paint.

  491. What a cute idea…great for a little gift for the cookie fiends!

  492. I love this sentiment. Just how cute is this for the holidays?

  493. LOL..just too cute!

  494. Cute project. TFS!

  495. Great idea for my Xmas cookies, thank you for sharing.

  496. Great projects, Thanks for sharing

  497. love the colors–love the cookies yum yum!!!

  498. Love that saying!

  499. I love it! Got to do that myself. Thanks for the great idea!

  500. So cute – brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing with us.


  501. he he he HOW cute! Love it. Off to have a cookie now. 🙂

  502. Oh my…I LOVE the crown! Kings can eat more than one cookie a day!

  503. Wonderful piece!

  504. Super Cute Idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  505. Cute idea! and YUM