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Winter Tic Tac Toe Hop/Terrific Tuedsay Challenge

Happy New Year
"Thank you for joining us for our Winter Tic Tac Toe Hop/Terrific Tuesday Challenge! We decided to change this TTC up a little and have some fun. We will be giving away a prize for this TTC all on it's own. In order to qualify for the drawing you will need to visit all the stops on the hop - on the final blog there will be a "Secret Phrase" to find. The challenge portion is to create a project using the Winter Tic Tac Toe board below. Use the 3 items in any row - up, down, or diagonal - to make your project and link it.

Here is my project - I made a Mini Box Album. The box is Graphics 45 I've held onto all year! Although not was snowing outside when I made it last week.  Does that count?

Oh my this was fun to make. 

There is not enough posting space to show you everything I did in the 12 hours it took to make this.  There are tags, pullouts, flaps and the kitchen sink in there.

The book is a collection of images from our 2012 Travels!  My husband and I in Paris and the stamps belonged to my Grandmother.

I cut Velcro using my Key Movers and Shapers die,  Better than a boring square. 

Using various stamps, stickers and postage stamps to decorate.  Just some of our family exploring this summer on Vancouver Island.

Just got the clock die!  OMG LOVE IT!

I rusted the clock bits using iron paint and activator!  One of my favorite techniques!

I picked up TH Travel paper pack and stickers just to create a travel mini.  And I actually did it!

I listed all the places we went to this year.  Paris got a whole page!

Over 2 pages using the TH Travel sticker pack, I applied stickers to all the States we took our kids in the motor home. Rusting the Mini Jalopy!

A collection of French Stickers.

My kids in the Grand Tetons.  I printed the photo's on printer paper.  Nothing fancy!

New favourite die, the vintage globe.  Cutting on grunge board and painting in cream.  The rest of the globe is cut again, glued and rusted.  Just LOVE IT!

I simply print the photo's small and folded the strip.  Attaching it to a small tag it's a great way to add multiple photo's in a small space.  Great surprise opening this tag,

The Made with Love stamps is fantastic!  Stamped, cut and distressed this stamp really makes it's mark.

Here you can really see this awesome globe.  And rusting the land and stand really makes it old world!

Here's your tick tac toe image.  Simply pick a line of 3, create, upload to your blog for a chance to win some great SMS Swag!

I hope you liked my project.  I am always giving stuff away.  And this one was for my husband Christmas morning.  Oh ya...I got some tears!  Mission accomplished!

 For your next stop check out the fabulous Saundra, click HERE.


  1. All awesome projects. Happy new year!

  2. WOW this sure looked like a ton of fun to make...awesome project sweetie ;) Hugs x

  3. Wonderful projects! Lots of inspiration. Just got some of the iron paint and rust activator and I love it too. Sort of stinky going on but worth it.

  4. Wow! Nicole, this is amazing! ~hugs, Saundra :)

  5. Hi Nicole, I haven't been around for a while. But boy, am I wowwed! Your style is unique and your creativity astounds me! I can see why tears were shed when you gave this picture box to your husband. You put your heart and soul into it and it shows! Amazing work.

  6. Nicole, your book is awesome! I love every moment in this book. I wish we could see more. Really really nice. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love it! What an amazing book - all the detail! I'm sure your family will treasure it for years. :)

    - Mel

  8. oh my goodness this is ubber cool! have a happy and healthy new year!

  9. You alway amaze me with the thinbgs you do. How beautiful.


  10. wow...just love that idea...

  11. This was gorgeous. I am glad your husband liked it. It was so creative and personal. Thanks for sharing.


  12. That was AMAZING! I wish I had the patience to do a project like that... Glad your hubby loved it too :)

  13. That is an AMAZING book. I am glad your hubby loved it so much :)

  14. I love the clock and the world and the way you make them look so they had just been plucked out of the ocean all rusted and tarnished. No wonder he many amazing memories flooding back...that was an amazing trip...or should I say trips...and you captured the moments so brilliantly...xx

  15. Super cool, love the rustic vintage feel that it has !!

  16. Holy smokes girl, you've been busy but wow, the end results are FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the clock and the globe! Wow, so amazing all the details!
    Happy New Year!
    Sherrie K

  17. Wow, so many FUN-tastic detail & embellishes. Love the clock & globe.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  18. This is terrific, you added a TON of awesome details!!!

  19. Wonderful Tim Holtz vintage feel to your project.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  20. Great treasures are to be found in your album. Love it!

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  21. Loved your book! Thanks for sharing..

  22. Thank you so much for sharing your book! Loved it!

  23. Such a thoughtful gift for your husband. I am sure you will both love looking at it to bring back memories of your trips

  24. Omg this is the coolest thing ever! I love everything you added in this you have so many cool ideas for this mini!

  25. What a wonderful gift! You've inspired me to make something like this for my daughters! (: We are taking our 1st trip to Destin, Florida & Disney World this summer! (:

  26. Wow amazing job! Such an awesome gift idea!

  27. OMG WOW Girl words Can't explain How Great That Is Girl You Are Talented I know I cant Do That Wonderful Job.Smooches Mami Gloria

  28. WOW!!This is AMAZING!Beautiful!!


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