Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Favorites-Favorite Project to Make for Christmas

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Over at Scrap It Girl it is time to celebrate our Favorite Things.  Today we are celebrating our Favorite Projects to Make at Christmas.

I love to craft but just in the most recent years have I started making things for Christmas.  I used to have to work and travel and there just wasn't time for making Christmas things.  But now some of that has changed.

One of my most favorite things to make at Christmas time are Christmas Tags.  I make them for a friend of mine.  (She commented that she like some of my first Christmas Tags and I have been sending her some every year after that.) :)

Here are a couple from this year-which I totally love!

Here are some from last year.  (I love seeing these from yesteryear so I had to include them) :)

Graphic 45 embellishments

Gelli Print Tags

Hero Arts Snowmen

Rub-on stockings

Fancy die cut tag

Got this moose stamp from a thrift store.  It's Stampin Up.

Digital Echo Park Papers

Trying to finish using those rub-ons!

Because I love Beach Santa!  Close to my Heart stamps.

I love making tags for Christmas.  They are little pieces of art but if they get thrown out-it's not a big deal.  Tags can only stay around for so long. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to see what my teammates love to make at Christmas.  Until next time my friends-Happy Friday! :)

Friday Fun with Great Impressions

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I am so excited to share with you my project today for the Great Impressions Blog!  They just released the December stamps-and these designs are so fun and festive-you will want to add them to your collection!  And just in time there is a sale going on through Monday-click here! :)

So here is my project.  It measures 6 inches tall-so it could be a Christmas ornament or a big Christmas tag.  And at Christmas sometimes you need a big Christmas tag!  I found this design on Pinterest and the original website and how to can be found here.  Because I used what materials I have on hand-scroll on down, and I will show you how I made this.

I used G512 Winter Snowflake for the center with gold embossing powder.

This old thesaurus is what I used for my cones.  My other books seem too "new."

These are chipboard circles for scrapbooking that I have had ffffooorrreeevvveeeerrrrrrr! So I decided one of these would be the base (instead of the star from the original website.)

Before I started to add cones, I stamped B171 To & From on the back with Ranger's Archival Ink.  The back of the chipboard was glossy.

So on the front I started to add my cones.  I used gloss gel medium for my adhesive for the cones and to adhere theme to the chipboard circle.  

For the glitter I used a brushable glue and then drizzled gold glitter over the openings of the cones.

I had punched a hole in the base before I put any cones on so after the cones were glued down I tied on the ribbon.  I used redline tape for the embossed snowflake circle.

This was a lot of fun to create.  But those cones can get tricky!  Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends....have a great Black Friday! :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fun with Great Impressions

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It's my turn over at the Great Impressions Blog.  I was inspired by my teammate Kendra and had to use non-traditional colors for today's Christmas card.

I went outside my comfort zone for this.  I used papers from Stampin' UP and these awesome festive stamps from Great Impressions.

The stamps that I used are G446 Holiday Flamingos and D378 Merry Christmas Sparkles.  I used a hand held crinkler for the purple.  Down the left side is the Tim Holtz silver tinsel.  I used Blue Hawaiin Powder Puff ink by Quick Quotes for the sentiment.  Then I sponged the color the focal point and sentiment.

Be sure to check out our current challenge too!  And for some added inspiration be sure check out our Pintesert boards and Facebook.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Have a great day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

O Christmas Tree

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Today is my last post over at Unique Laser Designs Blog.  It has been a great experience and there is sooooo much talent over there!  If you have been-go check it out!  After you see my project first though ;)

I had these cute Christmas Tree from Tim Holtz:

So what to do? What to do?  I decided to decorate one!  I used water and distress ink mowed lawn blended together to spray the tree green.

Here is a closeup of the decorated tree.  I used a gold fiber as the garland.  And a felt pen to decorate the cork Christmas minis.  They are so cute!

Here's a picture of the completed tree.

This tree is only 6 inches tall and that's with the star.  

For more details on this project be sure to go to the ULD Blog.  And if you want to do some shopping be sure to check out the many choices offered by the ULD store.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay crafty! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stick It Down Sketch and Design Team Call

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It's time for a new Stick It Down sketch.  But before I show you what I created-I wanted to tell you that Stick It Down is have a Design Team Call.  Click here to find out more about it!

 This week's sketch is super fun.  You have a little freedom here (I think!).  I used papers from K and Company.  I also used a Tim Holtz rub-on and a Fancy Pants cork arrow.

Here is the sketch.

So come check out the design team call and this week's sketch.  We are excited to see what you create!  Until next time my friends....happy scrapping! :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites at Scrap It Girl

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If you have haven't seen--over at Scrap It Girl are have a monthly challenge-be sure to go check it out!  Also, today's Friday and that means it's all about Favorites!  Today we celebrate your Favorite Fall Project that you made.

This is a mini album that I made many moons ago.  This is the cover and then there are a few pages to follow.

We made a wreath for the door.

And an autumn centerpiece.

We made a yummy cake with marzapan pumpkins.

And here is our table ready to have guests.

Be sure to stop by and see everyone's favorites!  And don't forget to link up your favorite project to Scrap It Girl! Thank you for stopping by here!  Until next time my friends have a beautiful autumn day! :)

A Tisket A Tasket

I altered a basket! :)

Hello Everybody!

It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog.  But before I show you any pictues-I must tell a quick story.

A friend of mine-whose name starts with J (so we will refer to her as J) used to make cards and scrapbooks.  She also quilts.  So recently she decided to giveaway her collection of stamps, inks, papers, etc because she was getting away from doing the paper crafting.  And she gave it all to me!  I feel very special having received J's collection.  There are so many stamps and paper.  Every project just about has something that she has given to me.  Whether it's re-inker mixed with modeling paste or a pop dot to a stamp set-I have happily used it.  She wanted to make sure her stuff went to a good home.  And it did! :)

So I can't not do something special for her.  I am a bit embarrased that a. I can't spell that word, but more importantly b. that it took me so long to make her something.  But creativity cannot be rushed!

So here is the basket that I bought at a thrift store:

It was even stamped on the inside!

Here is a lock and key that I used from ULD.

And here is a J with butterflies.  I used Melissa Frances vintage glass glitter for the J.

To see the basket completely finished-be sure to go to the Unique Laser Design's Blog.  :)  Thank you for stopping by! :)

Friday Fun with Great Impressions Stamps!

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I am getting so excited about Christmas!  I was at a store today that was selling Christmas decorations and their display was lit up with colorful lights.  It's a little early-but it did bring a smile to my face. :)

Today is my turn at the Great Impressions Blog.  I was inspired to make a vintage style Christmas card because of this sentiment: D469 Vintage Merry Christmas from the Great Impressions Online Store.

I found some cool Christmas paper at Michaels called Craft Smith.  I die cutted Tim Holtz's carolers and brought this card together.  For the sentiment I used gold embossing powder and black, brown, and mowed lawn distress inks for the background.

I used a couple of Tim Holtz trees to help be festival.  :)

Thank you for stopping by today!  Remember there is a LOT of inspiration on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards.  Until next time my friends...Fa la la la laaaa lalala.  :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Fun with Great Impressions

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TGIF-It's Friday! :)  And if you are like me you are still get used to the time change.  Who would think 1 hour can create so much havoc?  But it does!

Today I am showing a Christmas card on the Great Impressions Blog.  These cute little birdies aren't creating any havoc here! :)

I used the following stamps:  A71 Snowflake Cluster, A117 Merry Hello, and E815 Singing Birds.

I used Tim Holtz's Faded Blue Jeans Distress Ink for the snowflakes and inked on the paper.  Both the background and focal square were done using the same ink.  The one in the middle I used more ink and layered it on.  For the birds I stamped them and then made another stamp that I cut out and used as a mask.

For the tag I used Star Dust Stickles around the edges.  I love this sentiment!  So sweet!  The snowflakes were from my stash.  Maybe a confetti?  I don't know but I still have a lot of them-LOL!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out our Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards for more inspiration.  And be sure to link up to our current challenge: Thankful Thoughts.

Until next time, Stay Tweet! ;)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Challenge Time at Great Impressions!

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It's so exciting that there is a new challenge at the Great Impressions Blog!  This month we would like to see cards that show Thankful Thoughts.  Right in time for Thanksgiving!

Here is my card:

For this card I used the following stamps:  K94 Distressed Background, F427 Lace Border, B193 So Thankful For You, and E645 Retro Spirals.  These stamps can all be found at the Great Impressions Store.

Other supplies for this card include Tim Holtz paper, Umbrella Man die cut, black ink (I used Ranger).

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Thanks for stopping by!  We can't wait to see what you create!  Until next time my friends...keep on craftin'! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New Challenge at Scrap It Girl

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Now that Halloween is over-Thanksgiving and Christmas are no doubt well on their way!  I always hope that I can enjoy this busy time of year!

So with a new month there is a new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  This month the challenge is to use gelatos, water colors, or other paint.

I went simple for this challenge.  I saw gelatos, and it was nice to get to use them.  It's been awhile. :)

I embossed a piece of white cardstock.  I 2 blue gelatos for this card-cotton candy and a blue one that has a little sprarkle to it.  I painted over the embossed panel.  The sentiment is a sticker from Hobby Lobby.

Here is the panel before.  I think I better go back and make a few more in different colors.  You can always use birthday (and thank you) cards!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out this month's challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create! :)  Until next time my friends....time to paint! 

House of Cards Sketch Challenge

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There is a new challenge at House of Cards.  It is a sketch challenge-so go check it out!  Here is my take on the sketch:

The snowman and sentiment are from Hero Arts.  The musical notes were stamps from Heidi Swapp.  I used Bashful Blue ink on the musical notes on bashful blue cardstock.  I love all of the sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you come by and play!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time my friends...have a great day! :)