Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Tag

Hello Everybody!

It's the last day of November-and do you know what that means?  I'm posting my November tag for Tim Holtz!  LOL I don't know how I started to procrastinate so bad.  Hopefully, for December I will be a bit more on the ball-but don't hold your breathe!

So here is my tag:

I used the Antiquties Frosted Crystal embossing powder for the main image.  Tim is totally right-it took a couple of times before I got this the way I liked.  I used a couple of different stamps too.  

I don't have pumice distress ink (although it is on my Christmas list) so I used scattered straw and barn yard for the title.  I wanted it to pop but I think it looked better in my head.  I do like the dare to dream sentiment.  I would love to be able to sew and make costumes-maybe one day! :)

I did this technique twice so I could cut out the dress and pop dot it.  These are also Ranger tags.  And around the edges I used Versamark and Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  It's subtle but it's there.  :)  The ribbon is from Spare Parts.

I am also submitting this to the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...dare to dream! :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Another Thanksgiving Card

Hello Everybody!

Time is ticking as I am trying to get all of my Thanksgiving cards done.  Eek!  I am so thankful for all of the challenges-they are really helping my mojo!

365 Cards has a challenge everyday (AWESOME!).  I have lurked there for some time-but tonight inspiration hit me.  So here is the first card I am linking to 365 Cards Day 327 Beautiful Background Day 5.  The challenge is to keep the background free of things, to use lots of white space.

Here is my card:

I used a Tim Holtz embossing foler and an embossing diffuser.  The embossing diffuser I used was an oval at the bottom so when I ran the folder with the paper through (along with the diffuser)-it did not emboss an oval at the bottom.  That is how I stamped the sentiment.  Then I heat embossed the pumpkin and cut it out.  I adhered it with a couple of pop dots.  Then I stamped the leaf and cut it out but I just glued it down like normal.

There is a piece of kraft paper under the tree embossed paper.  I inked the edges to give it a little added effect.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...I will be making some more Thanksgiving cards! ;)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mysterious Card...

Hello Everybody!

At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge they are having a fun challenge called "It's a Mystery."  It's where you might use something or do something in a "mysterious" fashion.  Check out the DT projects too, they are fabulous!

So here is my card:

For the background  I used Tim Holtz's Distress paints=scattered straw, persimmon, walnut stain and a bit of peeled paint.  Then I used his distress ink walnut to distress the edges.  I didn't use any water for the background.  But the mystery is in the flower...I didn't emboss white cardstock for the flower.

The mystery is in the flowers.  I used the T.H. tattered floral die and cut the shapes out of Mon Ami Crepe paper.  Then I painted it with some of the diistress paint and again no water.  I used bronze for the flower int he very back.  Mystery solved!

For the sentiment I used a Tim Holtz mover and shaker shape and scattered straw distress ink.  Tim's little letters and some brown ink to outline the shape.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....what's your mystery?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cute Lil' Turkey

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I am working on my Thanksgiving cards.  And Catch the Bug Challenge is having a fun Bingo Challenge.  This turned out to be a perfect combination!  There is still a day to check it out. :)

Here is my card using a Bugaboo Turkey:

I used the column going down on the right side-Bugaboo image, ribbon (the brown going down the left side), and brown and orange colors.  The pattern paper is Jenni Bowlin.  And the sentiment is a G Studio from long ago (when they were still a $1) ;)  And the other papers were scraps (yay!).  Oh and I colored my turkey with Copic Markers.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...gobble gobble! :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

There's no place like home...

Hello Everybody!

I made this card for my sweet niece who loves the Wizard of Oz.  Hence, the ruby red slippers.  It was one of those things that looked better in my head then when I started to make the card-so there were are few revisions.

I wanted the card to look like the scene where the witch is under the house...but that didn't happen.  So I went with some classy black and white polka dots and a swirly embossing folder...and this is what we have :)

The shoes are cut from my Slice-the Spook Alley cartridge.  Originally they were witches shoes but I cut off the curly cue. 

The happy birthday tag is Making Memories.  The shoes are colored with Christmas Red Stickles.

I am entering this into the Paper Playtime Challenge: #23 Sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my those heels! ;)

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Thankful Tree

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Wow-It has been a while since I have posted a creative project!  Where have I been?  I've been doing things for my son's birthday party that he had on Saturday.  I made a Lego Man Pinata and his lego goodie bags amongst other party related things.  So now I am doing Thanksgiving cards.  Eek!  Time's a-ticking!

The awesome folks at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge are doing Thanks/Thanksgiving for this week's challenge.  What better motivation?

Here is my Thansgiving card.  For the tree I used a tree top stamp from Gelatins.  I put scattered straw, spiced marmalade, and walnut stain on the stamp and stamped the tree.  Then I rolled the leaves that are falling and the ones on the ground.  I used a brown copic marker to make the tree.  The pattern paper is Bella Blvd along with some scrap cardstock and 3 gold sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my you make Thanksgiving cards?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Faux Frame

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It's the first Tuesday in November which means it's time to learn a cool new technique at Technique Time Tuesday.  This month it is Faux Frame.

Mynnette made a great video using the faux frame technique.  I only have a couple of nested frames for my Cuttlebug so I turned to my Cricut for help.  If you have the George cartridge you can use the Silhouette feature which makes a frame.  So you can make your main shape and then the frame for it all on the Cricut.  If you have cooler shapes and frames on other cartridges-use them!  :)

My stamp is from Sparkle N Sprinkle, and I colored her with Copics.  The flowers are little paper flowers from years ago-remember when they sold them in cute little bottle.  Yeah, they come in a little bottle.  I used Dusty Concorde Distress Ink for the frame and even on the paper flowers.  Also, I don't have a cool little dauber thing to spread ink with (I know-WHAT!) but instead used a paper towel over my finger to control the ink.  I tried my Ranger applicator first but I didn't have the control I wanted.

I can't wait to see what you make!  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my's faux frame time!  :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Little Brew for You

Hello Everybody!

Beside my Tim tag that I just posted-it has been forever since I have posted projects.  On Tuesday I was hammering out Halloween cards that I think made it to most destinations on Halloween.  Hopefully!

I try to make cards for about 17 people-friends and family that we can't spend that much time with because of geography.  So as the deadline nears I go from making each card different to making many of the same cards.  Here is one of those examples:

The stamps (witches and sentiment) are from Great Impressions.  I used Tim Holtz's Distress paints for the backgrounds.  If you look closely you can see each one is different.  I used crushed olive, seedless perserves, ripe persimmon, and scattered straw for each one.  I LOVE this color combo.  I can't explain it but all of these colors are just gorgeous together!  I bought these paints at Simon Says Stamp.  

I used the same paints on the sentiments too.  I just painted them without water whereas the backgrounds I used water.  The Distress Paints react with water-so cool!  I used black soot around the edges of the painted backgrounds.  Then I used black embossing powder for the image.

These were lots of fun to make-and quick too!

I am entering this in the Anything Goes! challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...don't drink too much brew.

Tim's October Tag

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Well I have finally finished my October Tim tag.  It took me long enough!

He extended the deadline-something I am very happy about!  So I used the color combo he used-Distress Paints in Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Seedless Preserves, and Ripe Persimmon.  I love love love these colors!!  They are so pretty together!  And seedless preserves is a pretty purple-different from dusty concorde.  Crazy huh?

I had to use different die cut because I don't have that cool frame (or owl or moon).  The frame is totally on my Christmas list though!  

I did use the Distress glitter in seedless preserves, spiced marmalade, and black soot.  I distressed the spiced marmalade spider after putting the glitter on.  The other two are too dark (I thought) for adding distressing color.  I added some mirror stars and my sentiment.  The ribbon is Tim Holtz ribbon stained with spiced marmalade, tea dye, and walnut stain.  This was the last of my crinkle ribbon, hence why it's so short! 

So I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my can never distress too much! ;)