Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tim Inspired Christmas Tag

Hi. I'm here to share my second ever attempt at duplicating Tim Holtz's monthly tag tutorial. I really enjoyed doing this. I have never made a wreath before and even though I do not have the same products that Tim used I am very pleased with the result of this tag. Advice: when punching a hole in the burlap do not use a regular hole punch. It was easier to use it than get out my big bite, but it would not open back up. It got stuck because the burlap did not make a clean cut. I broke it trying to get it open. Lesson learned!


Punches: Martha Stewart Frond punch and Paper Blossoms Pine Branch
Ribbon: Christmas Washi Tape and Burlap Ribbon (tight weave)
Paper: Manilla Tag, Black Card, Color Coordinations 3 different shades of Green
Stamps: Tim Holtz  CMS155 Simple Sayings
Misc.: Small Bow and small Jingle Bells bought at Hobby Lobby, Mirrored Flower (since I didn't have a
           star), red jute twine, hot glue, Sanding block, Sewing Machine\thread
Stencil: Tim Holtz Floral Stencil ( layering stencil/THS032)
Ink: Fired Brick and Walnut Stain Distress, White (can't remember the brand), Mushroom Alcohol ink
Paint: White Acrylic Paint 

I am entering:  ATG   Holiday Hues   ATG

Friday, December 11, 2015

Angelic Christmas

Hello everyone. The Christmas Season is upon us and I made this quick CAS card for the Mojo Monday Challenge this week.

This card was made using some square scraps that I had leftover from when I made 72 of the Tim Holtz lantern dies. I had to cut them a little. I added burlap and ribbon. The sentiments are from Stampin' Up's Come to Bethlehem set. The angel is from a set that I received with my Quick Cards magazine subscription called Festive Silhouettes.  I inked the top white piece of cardstock with Ladybug Momento Ink (also used on the sentiments). The angel was stamped with Delicata Gold.

I am entering:  Sketch challenge  Anything Goes   CAS Christmas  Silver and Gold ATG with a stamp  Holidays   Christmas

Monday, December 7, 2015

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas At the LTSCB

December is here and that means that Christmas is just around the corner. For this challenge over at the LTSCB, we would like to see your Christmas creations. We have some great sponsors and would love to see what you create. Just remember to use some stamping and link back to our challenge blog. We are being sponsored by:

Prize: 3 images to winner

Prize: $10 GC to winner
The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!

Prize: 1 image to winner (the one DT used)

Here is the card I made. I received JRE on a Sled by Kith and Kim. After doing the background I cut it out by hand.

 Can you see the snowflakes that I stamped using Versa Mark Dazzle Frost? They are very light here and did not show up very well. The snowflakes were stamped and punched using products from Stampin Up. The back hill was made using my Creative Memories Decorative Trimmer. I then cut out small trees from my Memory Box Evergreen Landscape and Country Landscape and glued them to the back of it. I used Clear embossing powder to make the snow sparkle.

Materials Used:

Cardstock: Blue Coordinations and White
Stamps: Digital stamp JRE on a Sled by Kith and Kin and Stampin' Ups Flurry of Wishes set (sentiments and              snowflakes)
Inks: Copic Markers, Stampin' Ups Island Indigo ink, Versa Mark Dazzle Frost

Tools: Creative Memories 12" Decorative Trimmer, Stampin' Up Snow Flurry Punch

Dies: Memory Box Evergreen Landscape #98537, Memory Box Country Landscape #98239, Magnolia
         Doohickey Fir Trees

Embellishments: Sparkle N Sprinkle EP Sparkle semi-transparent embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear
                         Glitter Brush pen, Texture paste, White Flowersoft, foam tape

Please join us for our challenge. We look forward to seeing your wonderful Christmas creations!