Wednesday, December 10, 2014

!2 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist continues with some incredible designers showcasing their talents with beautiful tags with, fun techniques, and wonderful tutorials.
On day 7, Jill Foster shared her incredible skill with water colors with these tags.

Jill inspired me to practice my oh-so-novice watercoloring skill. I stamped the image with Archival Ink in Coffee on Bristol paper cut with a PTI tag die; then I used Faber Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils to color. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. I love the ribbon,twine, pearl combination on Jill's tags.

Making this tag was a great break between laundry, shower scrubbing, and baseboard cleaning. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist-Tag 2

I am back with a second tag for Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags for Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  I was inspired by this beautiful card by Kittie Caracciolo, the queen of die cuts.

My simple version began with a window, wreath, and bow from a gingerbread house Silhouette file.
I cut the window frame six times. I glued five of the frames together to add dimension, while the sixth frame was glued to the back of the tag. Using an internal offset of the frame, I was able to cut an opening in the tag. After adding the patterned paper and the scored gray paper for the wainscotting, to the front of the tag, it was easy to cut the opening in the top layer.

 A Martha Stewart punch and Impression Obsession dies provide the greenery at the top of the tag. The banner and sentiment are from PTI's Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags.

Joy-Twelve Tags of Christmas

I always love Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist but never seem able to play along, but this weekend I found some time to get crafty. My inspiration is this adorable sled tag by Julia Stanton.

While Julia cleverly began with a kraft tag for her sled, I turned to my Silhouette Cameo.

I colored the runners with a Copic marker and then added texture with a woodgrain impression plate.

I guess for my tag the feminine twist is the glittered deer head and jeweled berries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

Forecast for today--SNOW!
Expect to see many snow themed projects today for this month's Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge.

I used Damask Snowflake dies as the base for these tags or gift toppers.

I stamped the round label from Label Basics onto a die cut from Limitless Layers 1 3/4 Circle. Then Tiny Treats Christmas provided the cute images and sentiments.  An Aqua Mist  pinked edged circle die cut adds another layer.

Oh, and the little snow drift under the snowman and penguin is a the flourish from Birthday Classics:May, stamped in Soft Stone ink.

A delicate die cut bow (Impression Obsession) and some evergreen sprigs cut with my well used and now contrary Martha Stewart punch.

These tags are easy and quick to produce so I can add these and more to the tag stash.
I like to have some tags ready to share with guests at Thanksgiving to help them prepare for Christmas.

If you are in the states, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and everyone know that I am always grateful when you stop by.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Planners

The holiday season is gearing up which  means with so much to do it's time to be extremely organized.

Using extra paper and elements from this organizer from last year, I made a notebook for my personal trainer and for my training partner. The printed paper and cute puppy are from Crafty Secrets  Retro Christmas Digital Kit. I kept the embellishments small and few (a tiny jingle bell,glittery candy cane, and baker's twine) so it will be easy to throw a notebook in a purse.

I'm linking this to Crafty Secrets Linky Party here.

Here's to an organized holiday season!

Stamps:Take Note(PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy(PTI)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Rustic White (PTI)
Other: Retro Christmas Digital Kit (Crafty Secrets); Perfect Patches Dies, white notepads, Baker's Twine (PTI)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Make It Monday #186 Partial Die Stamping

 Laurie Willison's Make It Monday tutorial is on partial die stamping.  A Christmas tag focusing on the important date seemed liked a good opportunity to use this technique.

  A little greenery and tiny ornament fussy cut and adhered with foam tape certainly put the focus on these numbers.

Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Kraft (PTI); white (Georgia Pacific)
Other: By the Number dies, Tag Sale #4 die, Doily Details die (PTI)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey October Blog Hop -Take Two

Hi, I'm back with a second color recipe  from Nichole's blog for this month's blog hop. For these tags I used this color recipe: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Winter Wisteria.

Happy Hopping!

Merry and Bright Tag
Stamps: Sparkle and Shine Holiday Additions,  Fillable Frames #9, Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Winter Wisteria.
Paper: Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist
Other: Tag Sale # 4 Die, Doily Details Die, Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags Dies

With Love Tag
Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday; Peace,Love, Joy
Ink:Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Winter Wisteria
Paper:Rustic Cream (PTI) Silver Glitter (the Paper Studio)
Other: Tag Sale #1 Die, Love Lives Here: Holiday Dies, dimensional tape