Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Ornament

Hello Everybody!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  My family and I sure did!

I wanted to show you a Christmas ornament I made from someone that my husband works with.  He requested it which always makes my heart happy! :)

There are many pictures just to let you know.  Since it is round I wanted to make sure I captured all sides.

I am submitting this ornament to the December Challenge at Scrap It Girl-Christmas Ornaments.

This ornament is inspired by a pumpkin I made back in October.  You can read more about that here.

I took a really cool mini book class taught by Annette Green from Graphic 45.  Our book used Graphic 45's Twelve Days of Christmas.  So I was totally inspired by the papers and this shape the construction of the base for this ornament was from Graphic 45 so it just all came together.  If you go by and check out the link I put for Annette scroll down and you'll see me!  And my mom-in-law and aunt-in-law.  :)

So here is the top of the ornament.  I added a bell and jump rings.  The ribbon to hold the ornament goes in from each side and is knotted on the inside.

Here are some banners that I used brads on so that would give if needed.

Here is a pretty bird on the side.  You will also see two sets of hearts on either side.  They are like plastic hearts on a string.  

I made this tassel with embroidery floss.  This is my first tassel so if you too would like to make one go here.  That's where I learned. :)  

Here is another photo of the top.  I had to use hot glue to keep those little wedding flowers from coming off.  However, before I glued them I used Walnut Distress Ink to age them a little bit.

Here's another banner picture.

A different side view.  The chipboard pieces were fun to work with.  The bird on the right has a little chipboard piece on the bottom.  I used jump rings to put it on.  I saw some tags by Annette (mentioned above) and thought that was a cool idea.  So I incorporated it here.

One last picture.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Can you believe these are the last days of 2013?  Time to go make some new year goals!

Until next time my friends....keep craftin'! :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Valentine's Day Card

Hey Everybody!

I know-a Valentine's Day card in the mist of Christmas.  But I couldn't help myself.  At Let's Scrap they have this week's sketch-and to me it said Valentine's Day :)

For my card I used some scraps.  The white piece was already embossed-I just had to trim it down.  I used the Alley Way Stamps for love, the sentiment, and the 2 light bulbs.  It's from their Lighter than Air set.

I am also linking this up to the Anything Goes Challenge #46 at Inkspirational.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a good night! :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Tag Time!

Hey Everybody!

Whew!  I am totally embracing Christmas-I love it.  So I have been making tags for my friend who will hopefully get her envelope of tags today.  :)

I wanted to show ya'll what I had made.  Most of these are fancy but just fun.  I even used up a pack of rub-ons!  So let's see them!

This tag is made using an old Stampin' Up stamp I found at a thrift store for like .70.  I found some others too-I just haven't used them yet.  I was a very happy camper that day! :)

These tags are made using Echo Parks Digital papers and cards.  They had this promotion every Wednesday where they sold the paper sets and matching journal cards and stuff for $1 and maybe $1.50 for the matching cards.  How could I not?  So one Wednesday I bought 1 Christmas pack.  The following I bought a different Christmas pack and the accent pack.  I printed them out and here they are.  Now the Santa is from the Graphic Fairy.  I added the little plastic Christmas tree and buttons.  

For these tags I used up an old pack of Provo Craft rub-ons--Yay!  It had a cute Santa that I put in my December Daily book.  Oh-what's that-how's my December Daily book going?  Well today is Dec 20th and it stops at Dec 4th.  That's how that project is going ;)

Let's just keep looking at tags!

So these Surfin' Santas are from a Close to My Heart set I bought a long time ago.  They're totally rad.

These snowmen are from a Hero Arts set that I had to have this year.  I love snowmen! :)

These two beauties are made from Graphic 45's chipboard and punchouts from their Twelve Days of Christmas line.  I took a class with Annette Green and made an awesome mini album.  She is a designer from Graphic 45 and is super creative and an awesome teacher.  She had brought some projects she had made which included Christmas tags.  I totally loved them!  Check them out here.  So I got out the jump rings and crop-a-dile...

So a couple of nights ago I got the gelli plate out.  My son and I had a fun time rolling out paint and making designs.  I pre-cut tags from the cricut machine.  Lots of fun!

These little stockings were part of the rub-ons I used up but what makes this tag special is that I put my friend and her husband's first initial on them.  Awe....I'm so sweet ;)

I love how this tag turned out.  I heat embossed the background with white embossing powder.  Added a few snowflakes and a K & Company snowman.  The white card stock is embossed with some one of those little Tim Holtz embossing folders and then I inked it.  Very fun!

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

Monday, December 9, 2013

Vintage Christmas Tag

Hello Everybody!

This tag won in the Top 3 at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!  Thanks y'all!

I am starting to work on some Christmas tag-one of my most favorite things to do.  I especially love sending an envelope of tags to my friend Melissa.  So if your reading this-surprise! ;)

I am submitting this tag into the following challenges:

365 Cards: Day 339 Tag Your It: Make a Holiday Tag using Non-Traditional Colors--I used browns, pink, blue (salty ocean TH distress ink), and black

Try Stampin' On Tuesday: Holiday Tag Stravaganza Part 2--Holiday Tags

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background--The background is vintage photo and walnut stain T.H. Distress Ink and a handwriting background stamp.  Also, I flicked some water on the tag to react with the ink.  The top of the tag has scattered straw stamped on it using a dotted stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.

I was going for a vintage feel so I wouldn't use red or green on this tag for the 365 Cards challenge.  For me that was very challenging-but I love it!  I found the Santa at The Graphic Fairy.  The banners are stamps from Hero Arts and the round 25th banner is from Inkadinkado.  Wish is a Tim Holtz ticket.  I added buttons at the top and letter stickers for the names.  And there is lace at the top for string.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...tag-you're it! :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Favorite Technique

Hello Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge at Technique Time Tuesday.  This month is special because instead of a new technique you can use a favorite technique that we have showed you over the year.  How exciting?  There are 11 different ones-which will you choose?  There's faux frame, embedded image, water how could I choose?

I chose Smackin' Acetate:

I used Distress Markers (barn door and peeled paint), Fire Brick distress ink pad (I applied it first and directly to the acetate), and mowed lawn in the distress inker (it's the intense green on this card).  I sprayed a little water and SMACK!  Acetate and paper and this is the result.  I did use Tim Holtz's Watercolor paper.  It did not buckle like more normal cardstock did.

I then positioned the Peace mover and shaker.  I backed it with some black card stock so it would pop.  This card still wasn't finished though.  I sprayed silver Perfect Pearls Mist onto it.  You can see a little shimmer in the picture.

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

I hope you all will play also!  Until next time my friends...Peace be with you.  :)