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

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge and Make-It-Monday #185

It's the 25th and that means PTI's Blog Hop. This month's challenge is to try a new color scheme for Christmas. You can check out the different color combinations on Nichole's blog. I chose the color recipe of Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, and New Leaf.  I combined this challenge with this week's Make-It-Monday "Faux Stained Glass" to create this shaker ornament to use on a card or a gift.

I altered a Silhouette file Design ID #52692  to create this shaker ornament that is approximately 3.5 x 4 inches. I stamped stars in Soft Stone on the white backer. I used Wonderfully Whimsical for the image on the acetate and used the recipe colors for this tiny holiday village. I brushed Wink of Stella  to add some glitter to the ornament cap and used stamped die cuts from Tinsel and Tags to embellish the ornament.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop,

Stamps: Postmarks, Wonderfully Whimsical, Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf, Pure Poppy,Soft Stone (PTI); Rosebud Memento;,Black Tuxedo Memento; Stazon
Paper: Hawaiian Shores,Harvest Gold, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Silhouette Cameo, Tinsel Glitter (Martha Stewart), Copics, Wink of Stella Brush (Zig)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Button Bouquet

Hi!  I'm getting ready to head out of town for a few days but am here with a quick post for Crafty Secrets October Linky Party.

This simple tag uses two Crafty Secrets digital stamp sets--Button Up  and Bouquets of Joy. I colored with Prismacolor pencils and then, as you can tell, went a little crazy with the distress ink :)

Be sure to head over to the Crafty Secrets Blog to see the great projects from the design team.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hocus Pocus

Long, long ago--like before I was born, my parents and their friends had Halloween parties that they talked about for many years.  This page includes a photo of my mother in a pair of appliqued culottes that I am sure she made.

The background patterned paper and the paper on the star are from Crafty Secrets Digital Halloween Papers. Most of the elements come from these Crafty Secrets digital products:  Halloween Vintage Ephemera, Halloween Printables, Costume Cuties  Stamps, and  Halloween Fun Stamps.

Tip: You can use outline digital stamps like the owl above and digital paper to create stickers for your digital  pages.

I'm linking this to the Crafty Secrets September Linky Party.

Have a great day,