FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Penguin Waddle

Hey there! I am beginning this month with a card featuring the Stamp of the Month by Fun Stampers Journey: Penguin Waddle. This cute set includes a bunch of adorable penguins and various sentiments which are great to create winter cards 😉 Take a look:

I began by creating the background using a Catalina Splash Cardstock panel, and I simply rubbed Whip Cream PanPastel over the panel in a circular motion from the center towards the edges to create an ombré effect. Then, I simply matted the panel with Watermelon Fusion Cardstock and adhered the panel over a Pool Play Cardstock folded card. I flicked some Sparkle Silk over the background too.

I die cut the hill from Whip Cream cardstock and adhered it onto the card. Then, I stamped the penguins with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, I colored their feet and beaks with a color pencil, and stamped those cute hats. This set doesn’t have a matching die set, but they are super easy to fussy-cut with your detail scissors. Finally, I white embossed a sentiment and die cut it into a heart shape. I adhered penguins and heart with foam squares and embellish with Fashion Silver pearls, a piece of Silver Sparkle Washi Tape and a Petal Clip.

Be sure to find a lot more wonderful inspiration and details about the November SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Spellbinders Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Penguin Waddle |Spring Build-A-Scene | Heart Felt Die Set Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink|Journey Color Burst color pencils | Party Pop PanPastels Palette|Whip Cream cardstock | Catalina Splash Cardstock | Pool Play Cardstock | Watermelon Fusion Cardstock | Silver Sparkle Washi Tape |Fashion Silver | Journey Glaze | Sparkle SilkPetal Clips | 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Quick post today just to wish, that you all have a great time with your loved ones celebrating and creating new memories together on Thanksgiving.

I also want to share a card featuring some of my favorites stamps from the FSJ Holiday collection: Fall Thanks and Happy Harvest. For this card I selected a non-traditional colors combo, take a look…

I used Journey Color Burst color pencils to color the pretty scarecrow and the small images, I added Journey Glaze + Sparkle Cuts details over them to make them shine. Then, I simply fussy-cut the images with scissors.

I also created a pallete of Liquid Colors using a Create-a-Palette pad and then, I stamped the sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock. I die cut the sentiment with its matching die, and after that I arranged all the images over a Whip Cream panel. I embellished the card with a few All the Things Embellishments and adhered the panel over a Sweet Pear folded card.

On another note, Spellbinders + FSJ are currently having their Black Friday Sale, so this is the perfect time for you to get some fabulous products at an amazing price! Please click on the image below to hop over directly to the store…

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by • Happy Thanksgiving!

marianasignat

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Fall Thanks | Happy Harvest | Give Thanks Die set | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink|Journey Color Burst color pencils | Liquid Colors | Create-a-Palette|Whip Cream cardstock | Sweet Pear cardstock | Sparkle Cuts | Journey Glaze |All the Things Embellishments

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has been just released and it will be available as of TODAY November 4 th at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, November 8th, and you can pre-order it today. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  

The theme for November features adorable images and dies perfect to create Holidays projects, take a look:

The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 13 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies, 1 Doorway Fancy Die, 5 Fancy Dies, , 2 Plastic Ornaments, 6 Envelopes (Size A10), 6 Glassine Bags, and 1 Glitter Lacquer Pen. The value of this kit is $81.50, but it can be yours for only $34.99… so this is really a good deal!

This time I created three projects using some of the add-on products. The first card features the Tri-fold Edge Winter Pine Fancy Dies:

This is quite a simple card design where I die cut two of the dies to create a double layered card. I adhered them over a subtle background and I included a gold-embossed sentiment from the May your Home be filled with Joy stamp set. I embellished this card with just a few gold sequins.

My second card showcases one of my favorites sets of this release, the Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

I stamped the images with Intense Black Ink and I colored them with markers. I die cut the images with their matching dies. The sentiment was white-embossed over black cardstock, and then I die cut it into a label using one the dies included in the Holiday Meal Stamp and Cut set. I arranged and adhered the images over a subtle background sprinkled with Sparkle Silk.

My third project features a fun set called Mountain of Joy and its matching frame cuts:

I stamped the large image with Intense Black Ink and colored with markers without adding details of light or shadows… Then I added Glaze with Sparkle cut details over the bows and the ornaments. To create the background I put polka dot decorative tape over a white panel, then I adhered the colored image and I included a white-embossed sentiment to finish up this card.

Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
 Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
You are here>>> Mariana Grigsby <<<You are here
Nichol Spohr
Seeka
Yana Smakula

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero kitTri-fold Edge Winter Pine Fancy Dies | May your Home be filled with Joy| Christmas Gingerbread CookiesChristmas Gingerbread Cookies Frame Cuts |Holiday Meal Stamp and Cut | Mountain of Joy | Mountain of Joy Frame Cuts | Get Them All October Add-Ons  Intense Black Ink

Other Products: Journey Glaze | Sparkle Silk | Sparkle Cuts |Misti |

FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Mistletoe & Holly

Hard to believe that we are already in November and of course, this means that a new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month has just been released. So, this month’s wonderful set is called  Mistletoe & Holly, and it features a couple of adorable fawn images along with some other complementary images and sentiments.

I began by creating the background using a sponge dauber and Limeade Splash Liquid Color. Then, I stamped the fawn and the leaf images with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink over Whip Cream cardstock. I colored them with Journey Color Burst color pencils and I added some Journey Glaze details.

I fussy-cut the images with detail shears and arranged them over a Nestabilities Hemstitch Circle . I complemented with a sentiment, and a long vertical banner. I finished up this card with a silver Tag Clip w/ a Journey Twine Candy Apple bow, a few Holiday Elements sequins and some tiny Fashion Silver pearls.

Be sure to find a lot more wonderful inspiration and details about the November SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Spellbinders Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Mistletoe & Holly | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink|Journey Color Burst color pencils | Limeade Splash Liquid Color |Whip Cream cardstock | Limeade Splash cardstock | Candy Apple cardstock |Fashion Silver | Journey Glaze | Holiday Elements | Journey Twine Candy Apple | Tag Clip | Nestabilities Hemstitch Circles

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has been just released and it will be available as of TODAY October 7th at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, October 11th, and you can pre-order it today. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  

The theme for October is Christmas and the main kit includes fun images perfect to create fun Christmas scenes, check it out:

The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 19 coordinating frames, 2 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Chrome Cardstock, 6 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Neon Cardstock, , Clay Snowflake Embellishments, and Prisma Glitter 0.5 oz. The value of this kit is $75.00, but it can be yours for only $34.99… so this is really a good deal!

So for this special occasion I created three cards. For the first one I used the main kit stamp set:

I stamped the images with  Intense Black Ink and I colored them with markers. Then, I simply arranged the images on a white cardstock panel to create a cozy Christmas scene. A piece of washi tape and some enamel dots were the final touches for it.

The second card was created using one of the Add-on sets and its matching frame cuts. This set is called Out of This World Christmas, take a look:

For this card, I white-embossed the sentiment and some stars over a navy blue cardstock panel and I added some Sparkle Silk. Images were also stamped with  Intense Black Ink and colored with markers. I adhered the images with foam tape and I embellished the card with some silver sequins.

My third card features another add-on set which is one of my favorites sets:

The set is called Meowy Christmas and I also used its matching frame cuts. I used markers to color the images and I added some Glaze details here and there. I included tiny enamel dots as the ornaments and a white embossed sentiment over a piece of red cardstock.

Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<Your are here
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero kit| Out of This World Christmas | Out of This World Frame Cuts | Meowy Christmas| Meowy Christmas Frame Cuts |Get Them All October Add-Ons |  Intense Black Ink

FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Joyous Bird

Hello, hello ! I am back today to share a project that I created with the brand new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month! The name of this pretty set is Joyous Bird and it features images perfect to create Christmas cards, tags, etc.

So, using the main image I created this card:

The background was simply created with Lovely Blue Pearl Splash. I applied the color over a large acrylic block and I picked up the color with a Whip Cream cardstock panel, and then I also splashed a bit more to add tiny color dots of. Once the panel was dried, I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice ink. I also stamped the branch and the dove over Whip Cream cardstock. To color the image I used my Journey Color Burst color pencils. I was actually coloring the tiny details inside and outside of the lines, just to make the colors pop a bit more.

I matted the background panel with Limeade Splash cardstock and then I adhered it over a Candy Apple folded card. After that I adhered the dove and branch with foam squares. Finally, I embellished it with Fashion Silver pearls and of course I applied Journey Glaze details!

Be sure to find a lot of more wonderful inspiration and details about the October SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Joyous Bird | Lovely Blue Pearl Splash | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink|Journey Color Burst color pencils |Whip Cream cardstock | Limeade Splash cardstock | Candy Apple cardstock |Fashion Silver | Journey Glaze

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has been just released and it will be available TODAY September 3rd at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, September 6th, and you can pre-order it today. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one. 

The theme for September is Halloween “Cabinet of Curiosities” inspired. The main kit is a version of the HA popular peek-a-boo dies, with the clear set having the cabinet and the odd things to go in it. Check it out:

The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 1 Peek-a-boo Drawers Fancy Die, 3 Fancy Dies, Bronze Silk Ink 0.5 fl. oz., 10 Bee & Key Charms, 6 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Decorative Paper (Rich Copper, Urban Basilia Black, Wood Abachi Solid). The value of this kit is $76.49, but you only have to pay $34.99 for it… so this is really a good deal!

So, using the main kit components I created this card:

I started by stamping the cabinet outline with  Intense Black Ink  over white cardstock. After that, I colored the frame with a gray marker, and the inner rectangles with different colors of Chameleon markers. I continued by stamping the label frames, handles, keyholes, and a sentiment. Then, I proceed to die cut the image.

Then, on another white cardstock panel I stamped different images and sentiments using different colors of ink. To help myself to do this and not miss the right spot for each of the tiny stamps, I used my Misti. So I stamped the cabinet frame on a piece of paper and I used it as a guide on the misti foam mat to stamp the little images. Once the images were in the right spot, I pick them up with the clear plate, then I put a white cardstock panel over the paper guide and started stamping all of the images, color by color. It was fun to do this!

At the end, I adhered the cabinet image over the white stamped panel using tiny dots of craft glue. The final touches were Journey Glaze and some Sparkle dust to give a little bit of a bling.

For my second card I used one of the add-on stamp sets called I see Crafting and I created a cute scene with the cat, crystal ball, candle and a sentiment:

I began by creating the background using the Dreamy Nights Stencil, Soft Sky Shadow ink and a sponge dauber to achieve a subtle image. Then, I stamped the images using Intense Black Ink  over white cardstock and after that I colored them with markers. Next, I die cut the images with their matching frame cuts.

I stamped a sentiment directly over the background panel, and then I adhered the images with foam tape. For the final touches I used some clear dots, glaze and sparkle dust glitter. I used one of the Urban Basilia Black cardstock from the main kit as the card base. Simple, yet fun!

Hero Arts will give away one kit, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 8th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby <<<You are here
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by   Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hero Arts Products: My Monthly Hero kit | Dreamy Nights Stencil |  Intense Black Ink  |Soft Sky Shadow ink |I see Crafting | I See Crafting Frame Cuts |

Other Products: Journey Glaze | Journey Sparkle Dust Glitter |Journey Craft Glue |

FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Friendship Blessing

Hello friends! As you all know, at Fun Stampers Journey we begin the month with a new Stamp of the Month. The name of this new set is  Friendship Blessing and it features wonderful floral images along with some nice sentiments. This is one of those sets that you can use all year round using any of your favorite stamping and coloring techniques.

Here is the card that I created for this release:

I began this card by adhering a plaid paper print rectangle (Good Life Prints) over a Rustic Rose cardstock folded card. I stamped the flower with Rustic Rose ink and the leaves with Green Olive ink. Then, I die cut the images with their matching die cuts. I also die cut a large circle and I stamped the berries image and the sentiment on it. After that, I arranged the stamped images on the left side and adhered them with foam squares.

I adhered the circle over the folded card with foam squares, and then I flicked Sparkle Silk and added some sequins. The stamps are so pretty that even with just using different colors of ink can make your cards look very nice.

Anyway, you will find a lot of wonderful inspiration and more details about the August SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Friendship Blessing | Friendship Blessings Die Set | Good Life Prints | Rustic Rose cardstock |Rustic Rose ink |Circle Around Die Set | Sparkle Silk | Journey Sequins Bloom Time |

Oh What Fun Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome! Today I am happy to be part of the Hero Arts...

Hero is celebrating the release of the new Oh What Fun Catalog that includes many new products that I am sure you would like to have for the upcoming Holiday season. Please be sure to visit the Hero Arts shop so you can see them and start making your wish list!

So, I created a card using a few products included in the catalog. This time, I used my Misti to stamp the Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints over white cardstock. I started by inking the central area of the stamp with Soft Sky shadow ink, then I added Dusty Blue and Cornflower Shadow Inks towards the edges, to obtain an ombré effect. I repeated this until I got the stamped results I was looking for.

Next, I used the Joy Stamp & Cut set to stamp the large word with Light to Red Royal Ombré ink and the complementary words with Intense Black Ink.

I adhered the panel over a blue folded card, I added Journey Glaze over the word Joy, and I embellished the card with Silver Twine and some clear dots.

My second project were a couple of simple tags, that you see below:

I die cut the tags using the Tag Infinity Dies from light blue cardstock then, I die cut the Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies from white cardstock. I adhered those pieces to the lower part of the tags, and I stamped a sentiments “To: and From:” from the Christmas Messages stamp set with Intense Black Ink. I also stamped a bow from the Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut set using Pale Tomato shadow Ink and Strawberry Bold Ink. Of course, at the end I added some tiny gemstones, Sparkle Silk and red bakers twine.

As part of this blog hop, Hero Arts will giveaway $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to two lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

Hero Arts
Caly Person
Debby Hughes
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
You are here >>>Mariana Grigsby <<<You are here
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by   Have a wonderful crafty day!

marianasignat

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HA Stamps and Dies: Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints | Joy tamp & Cut set |Tag Infinity Dies |Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies |Christmas Messages |Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut |

HA Inks: Soft Sky | Dusty Blue | Cornflower |Light to Red Royal|Intense Black |Pale Tomato | Strawberry |

Other Products: Journey Glaze | Journey Thread Silver | Sparkle Silk |Misti |

SB + FSJ • Stay Sassy Card

Hello friends! Quick post today just to share a simple card that I created using a pretty stamp from the Jane Davenport collection by Spellbinders. This clear stamp is called Girl Group and it is perfect to color using your favorite coloring technique, take a look:

I began by stamping the image with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink over Whip Cream Cardstock, and then I colored the faces using the Silky SkinColor Stick Gel Crayons, which I love because once you apply them over your cardstock, you can spread them out using a slightly wet foam applicator or brush. I also used the Make a Splash Shimmer Pastel Set to add just a bit of color over the eyelids of the pretty girls 😉 These products are so much fun…

After I colored the faces, I was not quite sure what to do with their hair, but since I just got the new JD Wonderland Storytime Paint Pens I just added some different patterns over their hair.

I loved the pens, they cover nicely the surface and I also used the JD Finishing Line Expressive Pens to go over some of the lines that got covered by the pens paint.

At the end, I only added a sentiment from the FSJ Stay Sassy stamp set, and I added a piece of Journey Twine Licorice Twist.

Please be sure to visit the Spellbinders shop and see the amazing line of products from the Jane Davenport collection!

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Silky SkinColor Stick Gel Crayons | Make a Splash Shimmer Pastel Set |Wonderland Storytime Paint Pens | Finishing Line Expressive Pens |Girl Group Clear Stamp |Stay Sassy Stamp Set | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink | Whip Cream Cardstock |Journey Twine Licorice Twist |