Monday, December 15, 2014

Design Team Tag: Posted on The Crafty Scrapper blog today!

Hello everyone!  Tina here, with my tag for day #6. 
I was given some pretty papers from Authentique and a really beautiful chipboard snowflake ornament from Leaky Shed.  I just taught a tag class last week and used the tag set from Elizabeth Crafts.  I knew combining these would make one pretty tag ...

And it really is pretty, more so than the photo shows!
I lightly added aqua acrylic paint to the chipboard and then added stickles and pearls!
I love how with the tag set, it shows the coordinating paper through the opening of the front tag. 
It really adds a pretty element to the tag. 

I will be back on Friday for tag #10! 
Make sure to stop in soon to the store to see all the tags we are creating for you!
Happy Stamping!

:Last Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I have the post that you normally would see on Saturday.  There was a little card mix up between Debbie and I but it is all fixed now.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
I though it as interesting that Debbie and I had the same idea of using the wisemen for the main image.  Love how both cards came out!  I especially love the big star she used.  In person, it looks like a die ... I want it! 

I am on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today, so I am going to repost that on my blog following this post.  Be sure to look for it!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  Yesterday at Methodist Women's meeting, one of the ladies read a devotional that I would like to share.  It is a good reminder for us all.  Enjoy! 

It is called A Tip to Help You Simplify Christmas!  By Rebecca Barlow Jordan

This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. Hebrews 1:3 (MSG)

We’ve probably all tried to make Christmas a perfect celebration at least once: buying gifts the day after Christmas for the next year, devising lists to complement other lists. Decorated trees with color-coordinated ornaments appearing in every room by October. And the entire house filled with candles, music, and lights.

I remember years ago when our children wanted a perfect Christmas tree, sort of like Goldilocks at Christmas: “Too short, too tall; oh, this one is just right.” It would have been so simple if we’d had only three trees to choose from. But we had to examine all 250 trees in the lot before we found that “perfect” one. And it had to be  fresh—one that we’d cut ourselves. That tradition ended the day I found ticks spilling out of every tree limb onto my windowsill and carpet.

The next year, we bought an artificial tree, still in use. The circumstances surrounding that first Christmas over 2,000 years ago were anything but perfect. An overcrowded city. A messy barn. Noisy animals. A teenager in labor. Yet the night was accompanied by a powerful, twinkling star, a host of heavenly angels, and the fragrance of a Holy God (Luke 2:1–20).

The one thing that mattered about that heavenly event still matters today. The One born that night was God’s perfect gift to us—the Light of the World, Jesus. It had been God’s perfect plan all along. Traditions are okay, as long as our focus is right. It’s not the outward traditions of Christmas that spell perfection, but the inward celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus, the perfect Son of God.

Tomorrow, I will be back with the Saturday sketch share from yesterday and also, a second post that is a copy of the post that is on The Crafty Scrapper blog tomorrow.  And Tuesday, I will have two more Santa cards.  I am getting close to finishing my cards, not quite there yet, but close. 

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa x 2!

Hello! I have some good news and some bad news.  Bad news first, this is a Saturday and you always get a sketch share between Debbie and I on Saturdays, but this week we had a little mix up on which sketch was the next one and we did different sketches, so you will have to wait a day or two for the share.  The good news is I have a couple of Santa cards that I made to show you!  I ordered the awesome set from My Favorite Things during the black Friday sale and I made with the same set four different cards with multiples of each to send.  I have two of the four for you today.  The other two I will show you real soon.  I have a Santa collection here at the house, so it is fitting that I finally have in my stamp collection Santa  stamps!  Enjoy! 


Oh my gosh, I adore these stamps!  On the first card, I originally thought of a die I have that is a border of jingle bells, but it ended up being too big for him, so I went looking.  The stamp I used came from a Stampendous set of snowman stamps and really, I think it is supposed to be a string of lights, but adding silver Stickles, I decided ...looks like bells to me!  What do you think?  The set of stamps has three different Santas, as I am showing you two of them here.  The second card, is a fun one too!  On the simple side, but I love it! 

See you tomorrow! 
Happy Stamping!


Monday, December 8, 2014

Design Team Project Posted on The Crafty Scrapper Blog Today!

Hello, it's Tina here to share with you today. 
 We were given a challenge to decorate snowflakes and stars made out of Smoothfoam for the store. 
I have to admit I did fret over this project, as I am better with paper.  And then I thought, why can't I make mine with paper too, and that is when they started coming together. 
Here are my two favorites ...

Both of these were painted all over with metallic acrylic paint.  The silver star was then decorated by adding an adorable angel stamped image in the middle.  I added the letters to spell PEACE with Thickers letters and added the sticker borders around the edges.  I colored both the letters and the borders with a red Copic marker. 

On the second star, I added  a poinsettia die cut from glitter paper and a Happy Holidays sticker.
Both stars have fancy tied ribbons which I cannot take credit for.
  A friend helped me out, as I am not a bow-maker.  Thanks Dianna!
For the third one, I decided to do something different. Not really a good idea, as I thought the finished piece looked like something a 10 year old made.  So, brace yourself ...
I went glitter CRAZY!  I used 19 different colors!  On a good note, I did get to use a lot of glitters that were in my stash.  After finishing the front, and getting glitter EVERYWHERE, I decided to just do clear glitters on the backside. 
When I finished the glittering I didn't like it but I thought I could make it better by adding color on the sides.  No, for sure, I made it worse! 
Be sure to check out all the snowflakes and stars creations at The Crafty Scrapper!
(And remember, you have my okay to give a little giggle when you see my snowflake!)  
Happy Stamping!



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back with another share between Debbie and I.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card
The Sketch
Two snowy scenes, but oh, so different!  I love how both cards turned out this week.  And I think we both liked the sketch.  It is a little bit on the clean and simple side for me, but a good one for this time of the year, when you are trying to make multiples of the same card.  This time I added five more to my stash of cards!  What do you think?  Do you like the cards, the sketch?

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Marley Moose x 3!

Hello!  I got a couple of new stamp sets recently.  I am showing you one of them today and three different cards I made with it.  I also made more of each one, as I am working on my stash of cards to send out.  When I first get a new stamp set, I usually go to the internet to find card ideas that others have made or look at sketches that would fit the size of the image. Sometimes I just have an idea about one as soon as I see it.  Which ever way, I usually pick one idea.  But, for this stamp set, I couldn't decide which one to do, so I went with three!  Two are sketches that I thought would be perfect and one is a case (copy and share everything), which I will link.  Here is the first of the two sketch ones ...

I paper pieced his scarf and mittens to match the paper.  The ribbon was added mainly because I get a little black ink on the fully colored panel, and I was trying to cover it up.  but, I like the addition, which makes the ribbon a "happy mistake"!  You can't see it, but I did add a little clear glitter on the two red bows.  This paper was some that I was given for the design team to make cards with, but I thought the "sweater" like pattern was a good fit for Marley's sweater! 

Next, is a simple card, but just as cute ...

On this one, I just colored to match my papers.  This one came about because I thought that diagonal paper would fit on a Marley card nicely, but I only had one 6 x 6 of it, so I found a sketch that I could use a small portion and still make several cards. 

The last idea is from a card I cased here.  I loved the concept but hers is little too clean and simple for my style, so here is mine ...

In a lot of the 6 x 6 pads, there are papers that look like wood grain, but I went through all my pads, and I could not find any, at least not any that were the dark brown color I was looking for.  So, my next search was for a wood mount stamp from Hero Arts.  I found it and stamped on dark brown paper ... perfect!  See the snow?  They were created with a set of new dies from MFT!  I also did a little paper piecing on the gift. 

I love how all three cards came out!  Marley is one cute guy!

Recipe:  (Note: Most all the papers were from my stash, only the papers from card #1 are new)
Card #1 -
Paper - Autentique Cozy Collection, "Flurries", "Bundle", Cardstock Red, White

Stamps - Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties Marley Moose
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Red Rhinestones, Wink of Stella Glitter pen

Card #2 -
Paper - Echo Park 6 x 6 Holly Jolly Christmas (from 2011), Simple Stories Green Snowflake, Cardstock White, Green

Stamps - Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties Marley Moose
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Green Pearls, Wink of Stella Glitter pen

Card #3 -

Paper - Bella Blvd. Christmas Countdown, Brown (backside of American Crafts DP), Carta Bella Merry & Brights (2012)=tiny paper for gift,  Cardstock White, Red
Stamps - Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties Marley Moose, Hero Arts Woodgrain

Ink - Memento Black, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Gathered Twigs ink (for woodgrain)
Tools - My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrifts
Other - Green Pearls, Wink of Stella Glitter pen

I am off to make some cards with my other new stamp set!  I will see you tomorrow for the sketch share.

Happy Stamping!

design by