Monday, December 28, 2015
I re-purposed a box that contained a necklace for a quick 10 minute Christmas ornament project. Cut out the Santa from Home For The Holidays paper from Stampin' Up! Made a little tab to stand him up inside the box behind the clear acetate lid. Attached a silver cord to top.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
While the boys are watching some of their favorite shows, I finished up some projects I had hanging around on my desk. The first is some quick and easy gift tags using Stampin' Up!'s Peaceful Pines and Watercolor Wash for the background.
The second is a Santa tag, all non SU.
The third is a Japanese paper kusudama flower that I turned into an ornament using some silver cording, embellished with rhinestone snowflake.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
I have SO much ribbon and am always looking for ways to use it up. This is from Stampin' Up!, a cherry cobbler textured satin that I wrapped around a plastic band (3 for .98 at Wal-Mart). They were covered in a glittery stretch fabric that was easily removed and then I carefully wrapped the new ribbon around the band. The poinsettia silk flowers were from Michael's, the center was a snowflake rhinestone embellishment from last season. All set for the holidays!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
I have hundreds of Christmas cards that I've made over the years and am starting to repurpose some of them into tags. I just don't know THAT many people to send cards to this year. I used to give most of them to Operation Write Home but they have closed up shop. If you know of a charity that is looking for greeting cards, I would love to know so I can share my collection.
This was a Stampin' Up! snowman and sentiment, not sure of the snowflakes. The white letter beads are from Joann's. Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Going Gray, Cherry taffeta ribbon to embellish.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
To feel better about it all I decided to try and complete some projects before my next major purchase. This tag with the Christmas tree was an ATC from a swap from many years ago. I don't know who made it, aside from "Denise", written on the back, or why I continue to save atc's. The craft color tag base is from a Tim Holtz insert card that held some kind of embellishments, too pretty to toss. I inked the edges with Tea Dye ink, added some Stampin' Up! sentiments and Sahara Sand lace ribbon.
Friday, November 27, 2015
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except where noted. I really love this vintage Santa and girl image by Inkadinkado that I stamped in Brown Sugar ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, then inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress inks of Tea Dye and Old Paper. Highlighted a few parts of the image with Prismacolor pencils. Background is Christmas Collage on Naturals Ivory, Champagne glimmer paper and last year's snowflake brads with some retired ivory ribbon to embellish.
Monday, November 23, 2015
The following is an embroidery project of mine that I wanted to share, I love the vintage holiday toys!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
This card was made using the Ornament bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini. I used the new embossing folder on Crumb Cake card stock and swiped some craft white ink over the raised design. Stamped the ornament in a pale color and colored in the design with alcohol ink markers, cut with framelits ornament die, hanger in glitter paper. Stamped holly in Artichoke (matte framing same color), colored in leaves and berries. Cut a poinsettia out of Real Red and attached it with silver mini brads.
Using up some scraps to make some Christmas gift tags, it's not too early to get started apparently. It seems the holiday season starts earlier every year, we were seeing Christmas merchandise weeks before Halloween. Sheesh.
I found this cute little gingerbread house stamp at my local thrift shop and I couldn't resist it. I love, love gingerbread anything :) Colored images with Copics and used Stampin' Up cardstocks, mini brads, tag top punch, and grosgrain ribbons. I am going to add some Dazzling Diamonds highlights to the roof and ground near trees.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
I picked up a sheet of Graphic 45 Christmas paper and made this easy Christmas project using a Stampin' Up! polka dot gift bag, vintage button with miscellaneous brads and ribbons from my studio. Sentiment from Penny Black.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I haven't had the chance to use my new purchases from the new catalog yet but really wanted to do something with the new SU Timeless Elegance designer paper. This stuff is so pretty!! Went pretty basic and plain, the time was with all of the coloring so I kept the rest plain with just a bit of black and white baker's twine. Will be back with more as I uncover more of my stamping/crafting goodies.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Just Add Ink challenge #255 for using eggs or ovals. I used the retired Stampin' Up! set The Gifts of Spring, colored in blendable markers. Painted Blooms paper on Pool Party cardstock with ruffled Coastal Cabana ribbon. Non SU sentiment.
I had a request for a closer view of the acrylic photo box frame stamp storage as seen in the shelf on my previous post. These can be stacked very easily and hold quite a lot of wood mounted stamps.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Mojo Monday 387 sketch I used all Stampin' Up! supplies. Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry card stocks, Painted Blooms designer paper, Simply Wonderful SAB set, Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, Vanilla 5/8" flower trim colored with marker, Bird and Branch punch for leaves.
My desk! It has been buried under an avalanche of stuff for so long I didn't know where to start. I organized my markers and coloring pencils in the drawer to make access easier. Maybe a neater work space will bring back my missing mojo. I have a big Stampin' Up! order coming in today and now I am ready to go! Thanks for hanging in with me in my absence :)
Friday, February 20, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
The card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week, using the new SU Something Borrowed paper from the current mini catalog and the Bloom With Hope stamp set. Also used the new Sahara Sand lace ribbon, Basic Gray taffeta, and white stitched ribbons.
Using the matching embellishments, I decorated a crystal snowflake with this pretty little rhinestone and silver goodie with some pearls on a snowflake ornament from Rite Aid in the clearance bin. It looks so pretty in real life!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I love the Painted Blooms designer paper pack in the current SU mini catalog, there are so many pretty florals. It's nice when you can find a design like this that does most of the work for you. It's too pretty to cover up so your card stays fairly simple. I got 6 card fronts out of the 12"x12" sheet and used various Stampin' Up sets to complete.