Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holy Family Card

I got this stamp last year to match the church program cover for our Christmas Cantata.  this year I pulled it out again to make a few special cards.  The image is stamped in versamark (can't live without it) and heat embossed with silver powder.  I sponged on some chocolate chip, old olive, pacific point and more mustard.
It's mounted on last year (ret) DSP and on taken with teal ( miss that color).
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Note Quilt

I've made a top note quilt card before and they are very easy to do.  This one uses scraps ( I love using every last scrap of DSP) from the DSP sampler I ordered when the catalog was new.  The squares are cut 1 1/4 inch square and run through the xyron.  I've found that apply adhesive individually is time consuming and you don't always get glue where you need it.  The squares are adhered to a  x 5 " piece of scrap CS (because no one will see it).  Run it thru the big shot and there it is.  I did not faux stitch on this one though I have in the past.  the bid is stamped with the flourish from vintage vogue set.  The button is from a My Favorite Things die and the sentiment is from curly cute.
My friend who is a seamstress will get this card so I hope she likes it.
Thanks for looking and come back tomorrow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Season of Friendship

Here's a look at one of the special cards I made for Christmas.  This is my first chance to play with this set.  I've loved it for a long time and was lucky to receive it from my friend Alicia.  So of course I'll send her the first card I've made with it.  I stamped the tree in chocolate chip on whisper white and cut it out.  It's mounted on some retired DSP and then on Baja Breeze (one of my favorite colors).  The bird and greeting are stamped in riding hood red.  I used dazzling diamonds to create the look of frost and snow.  I'll be back tomorrow to share some more of my Christmas cards.  It's not too late to make a handmade card and show your friends and family how much you care.  For a closer look just click on the picture,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MDS page

I have really fallen in love with stampin' up's my digital studio (MDS).  It is very easy to use and has so many options.  This page is of my son and the photos we took of him to get one for our Christmas card.  They were taken at the Bass Pro Shops in Macon.  So take a hint from me and get someone else to do the holiday background decorations for you :)
This page only took a few minutes.  I still love to scrapbook in person but instead of dragging everything out and getting the photos printed I can get a page done FAST.
Thanks for looking.  Keep checking back.  I hope to have another holiday project to share tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

get your tag on Day #6

Mr. Cardinal is so regal isn't he.  I am a sucker for punch art.  He is punched in RHR.  The base is baja breeze and is cut with spellbinders tag die and embossed with sizzix embossing folder.  I spritzed the tag with pearl glimmer mist.  Attached is a picture of the tag and then of my recipe card for the cardinal.. (I'm so sorry to say I don't remember who I cased the cardinal from but if you know leave a comment and I'll give credit where credit is due).  That's one of the wonderful things about the many ideas.  I'm currently working on my Christmas cards but I may throw a bonus tag in tomorrow or a MDS page.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 6, 2010

get your tag on day #5

Of all the tags this was probably the easiest to make.  I think I will be making quite a few more of these. The color combo is baja breeze and riding hood red.  The stamp set is snow swirled.  I heat embossed the image using embossing powder I got at Archivers.  Then punched with scallop circle and mounted on the two tags die cut.  The smaller circle is from the set also and then I couldn't resist adding a little pearl bling.  Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

get your tag on day # 4...on Dasher!

Of all the Christmas stamps I have...Dasher is my favorite.  Part of that is because he was a bargain... a single stamp under 10 dollars.  The base of this tag was cut using the 2 tags die.  The material is canvas that was again found at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook paper section.  It is sold as a 12 x 12 sheet.   I stamped Dasher in classic chocolate chip ink although for this use craft ink is better.  I will probably fray the edges a bit more.  I also added small pearl bling in his antlers.
Thanks for looking.  Remember to come back tomorrow for another tag and leave a comment on which one you'd like to see next.  They are all posted as a group on SCS in the anything but a card gallery in the tag section.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Get your tag on day # 3

It is so interesting to see that so many other folks are doing tags this week also.  I see that Tim Holtz is doing 12.  Most of his work is not really my style but I am amazed by his talent and techniques.  As of the time I am posting this I didn't see any comments to request a tag however on SCS one person wrote they loved the penguin so here goes. 
The penguin is from a quickcutz die I bought at Archivers 2 years ago.  I fell in love with him and that got me started on the die cutting path.  I've gone from the revolution to the big shot and I LOVE my big shot.  After die cutting the penguin I put him on a SU baja breeze scallop circle and then the base is the best part.  It is cut using the two tags die out of....chalkboard paper.  I know, I can't believe such a thing exists but it is available at Hobby Lobby.  The best part of this tag is that it is so re-useable.  His little Santa hat is from Michael's (Jolee's sticker).
Thanks so much for continuing to check these tags out.  Leave a comment to vote for which tag will appear tomorrow.  Have a great Saturday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Get your tag on Day #2

Wow. The other night before I posted I had 300 hits now I'm at 599. Thank you thank you thank you for visiting my little blog. Now on to tag #2. At the request of my mom I'll be detailing the one with the ribbon flower. A few weeks ago Stampin Up had a fabulous sale and I bought 2 rolls of riding hood red 1 1/4 stripped grosgrain ribbon. What a bargain at 1.99 for 10 yards. To make the flower you need 10" of ribbon. Do a running stitch on one of the long ends. For those of you new to sewing pull out your needle and thread and poke the needle up and then down in little stitches all the way to the end without stopping. When you reach the end slide the ribbon down to the bottom to "scrunch" it up. I sew the two ends together and turn them under. The button is made using all those teeny scraps you get when you give your ribbon nice tails. I've included step by step pictures to help. You get the button kits in the sewing section of the fabric stores. I think those are size 5/8". On the back of the package it shows how big your fabric needs to be and keep in mind the ribbon is 1 1/4". The button does have a shank on it (which I guess you could cut off) bit I sew the button in the middle and attach the whole thing with red line sticky tape (the tape that doesn't give you a second chance!) The base tag is again from the paper I got at Michaels and is the other tag on the tow tag die. If anything isn't clear please leave a comment and I'll be happy to answer any questions. For those of you who don't have the ribbon or don't feel like sewing I added an alternate embellishment of the scallop circle flower with a corduroy brad.

Speaking of comments...leave me one on the tag you'd like to see tomorrow. Sorry if this post is a little late for some of you. I have to blog when my toddler is napping. :)

Thanks again for stopping by and remember to come back tomorrow!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Inspiration

Welcome back or welcome for the first time.  I've made a holiday change to my blog be honest it's the only holiday decorating I've done so far.  In an attempt to stay on top of what I'll need as Christmas gift giving gets closer I've gone ahead and made some gift tags.  I'll be posting one per day so be sure to keep checking back.  This first one is a CASE from Dawn Griffith
The base is from the Stampin' Up sizzix die called two tags.  The paper is from Michael's (looks like candy cane).  Then an old olive scallop circle and the reindeer (made from the owl punch and snowflake punch).  These are so cute and so easy to make.  I'm considering making a lot more but I'll have to borrow my mom's snowflake punch.  Thanks for looking and remember to come back tomorrow!