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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hi again!

I finished up the challenge at Scrap That! with one final tag.  I think it is my favorite!

This is it until after Christmas.  I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 11 of the Scrap That! challenge is:  Gold

I found glittered cardstock very difficult to photograph.  I hope this picture gives you a sense of the beautiful sparkle to this card.  I made it for my parents.  They gave me an ice-cream pail full of my grandma's buttons this summer and I was so thrilled.  I wanted to give them back something that I had used the buttons on.  I kept this layout simple on purpose in order that the buttons would be the total focus. 

Thanks for taking the time to come to my site and view my art.

Another day closer to Christmas.  I'm sure the excitement is building for children in many homes right now!  Here's another tag using Pion's "Waiting for Santa II" paper.  (Love that stuff!)

The tree is a chippie from Want2Scrap.  I painted it with Tattered Angels "Rustic" glimmer glaze, put light weight molding compound on the branches, and used Viva Decor's pearl pen to make the pearls.  The pointsettia and brads come from Close to my Heart and the rest is just stuff I had in my stash.

Don't forget to take time for yourself during these busy times!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I managed to get another card finished for Scrap That!'s holiday challenge tonight.  This was entered in the Santa category.  I love this stamp set and was glad for a chance to use it.  I embossed the cardstock with a Sizzix embossing folder.

Stamp set used is Close to my Heart "Father Christmas" and the bling is also all from CTMH.
Oh my.  Isn't time going by quickly?  I've been having a blast over at Scrap That! doing the 12 days of Holiday Challenges. I have to admit I missed one though...was just too busy on Monday to get it in. :(

This is the tag I entered in the Chipboard challenge.

I cut the shape out of cream colored paper with my CTMH Arts Philosophy cartridge and then inked it with Tim Holtz distress inks Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough.  Over top of that I sprayed Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold.  It gave it a beautiful golden sheen.  To finish it off I went around the outer edge with a dark colored marker to define it a bit.

As I was doing all this, I cut a piece of seam binding and kept dipping it in the leftover ink and mist and ended up with a lovely piece that co-ordinates with the tag.  The Santa is from that beautiful Pion line "Waiting for Santa II".  All I did to it was a little bit of inking with Vintage Photo Distress ink and distressing along the edges.

The chipboard is from Dusty Attic.  I also inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then applied a little Paprika Stickles here and there to give it a rustic look.  Then it was just a matter of adding some flowers and I was done. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hi Everyone,

I'm still working away at completing the 12 days of challenges over at Scrap That!  Today was challenge #4.  You had to do some stamping on a card/tag.  I was inspired by the sketch that was released at Cardabilities today and decided to make a pink card for my granddaughter who is 4.  That is her most favorite color in the world right now.  Think:  Disney princesses.  LOL

The snowflake flowers were inspired by Shona Keehn's tutorial this month.  I just did a simpler version.
Here is a picture of the card sketch:

Just think...10 more days till Christmas!  I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful season of parties and concerts and good times with friends and family.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Here is a card I made for Scrap That!'s Holiday Challenge Day 2.  The theme was anything to do with a snowman.

Supplies used:
CTMH paper:  Believe
CTMH stamp:  Winter Joy
Spellbinders circle and scallop dies
Martha Stewart Aspen punch for the snowflakes.  (These were left-overs from using the border punch on another project!)

A Winter Wonderland in Alberta

Wowzers!  We woke up to a beautiful day in Alberta today!  A Winter Wonderland for sure.  You gotta LOVE the hoar frost!  This is the view from my back door.  Unfortunately the beautiful, bright sunshine is melting the frost away very quickly.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Good morning. We had a lovely snowfall in Alberta yesterday and everything is covered in a blanket of white. Very "Christmassy" and beautiful!

Here is a tag I made for a Holiday Challenge "Day 1" over at Scrap That! The challenge is a lot of fun. Over 12 days there is a different theme. Day 1 was "Red and Green". Just make a card/tag and enter for a chance to win daily prizes! Anyone can enter, you do not have to be a Scrap That! subscriber. There's lots of time yet to enter so check it out!

This was pretty quick and simple. Paper & ribbon embellishment used was CTMH "Believe". The pointsetta was cut with the Spellbinders die and the tag, letters, etc were cut with CTMH Arts Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Bling is Martha Stewart and Michael's "Recollections".