Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Foil Tape and Shrink Plastic

OK, so I'm having sooo much fun with Ranger's shrink plastic, I can't stand it! I sound like a kid, I know. But back in the 70's we had shrinky dinks, and I can remember how fun it was to watch them transform in the oven. Well, back then we didn't have a heat tool either, and I just love holding that tool and watching these pieces of plastic shrivel up to tiny little charms! I punched holes in 2 of them to hang from something when I go to use them. So cute! And colored pencils and markers work great for coloring them in before shrinking. I think everyone will have one of these little charms on their gift tag this year! And I also have been playing with Ranger's metal foil tape sheets. The snowflake ornament I cut the tape out with a Spellbinders die twice, then stuck the two together. I saw this done in Paper Creations magazine, and wanted to try it. I already had the bottle caps, so I decorated the inside and used glue dots to adhere it to the foil. The santa ornament is made with craft foil. It is a little heavier than the tape sheets. I cut it out with the tattered floral die, then embossed it. And put it together the same way. They make for a nice new ornament for the tree, but they are fragile, as the foil bends easy. Will have to put them away in a box. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Simple Christmas

I think sometimes people get all caught up in the materialistic side of Christmas. Decorating, buying too many gifts, must have this or that. My Christmas days are always simple. One tree, one or two table decorations, and a wreath on the door. This card symbolizes my simple Christmas. It is a time to remember what Christmas is really celebrated for, the birth of Christ. So, I will enjoy my simple Christmas' every year, and maybe my words may have some affect on you, to take it easy, and not get too caught up in the bustle of the season. Share in the memory with your family and friends.
I am linking this card to Get Hippity with Ippity where we are to use embossing. I used a Sizzix EF on the front of the card, and I embossed the ippity bird from Sing a New Song set, with red and green powder. The inside sentiment is also from Unity, Snowflakes Fall From Heaven set. Thank you for looking in!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my Family, my home, having food to eat, and all my blogging friends! Have a fabulous weekend, and safe shopping! Picture is courtesy of Tim Holtz................................................................Pam

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jumbo Madallions!

I've just started following Paper Crafts' Moxie Fab World blog. Don't know how I've missed this fab blog this long! Anyway, there are lots of challenges over there right now, and I am linking this gift bag to their Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. You are to incorporate medallions in some form on your project. I decided to do this gift bag because I will be needing some for gifts very soon! I started with a 6" medallion or rosette, I scored it every half inch. Then a 4 inch one scored every 1/4 inch. The smallest one I made with Tim Holtz's rosette die. They all fit quite nicely together. I made a little charm out of fragments, and a swivel clasp (tim holtz) and attatched it to the largest medallion. The bag itself is stamped with 2 different tree stamps, and a small snowflake stamp. I had to stamp the back too! Some ribbon, and a tag, and done! Although it did take me about an an hour and a half to complete it!! But it looks great, and I am pleased! This is my first time entering over at the Moxie Fab World, so I must be off to see more medallions! Thanks for taking the time to stop in!
Materials List:
Stamps-Trees from Stampabilities and Inkadinkado, Snowflake from Unity
Papers-Red Music from Hot Off The Press, Green Print from Authentique, Happy Holidays Print from The Paper Studio
Inks-Seasonal Winter Distress Inks from Ranger
Tags-Sizzix die
Embellishments-Poinsettia Bauble from Making Memories, Fragments and Swivel Clasp from Ideaology, Ribbons from Stampin Up!
Tools-Martha Stewart Score Board, EK Success circle punch, Creative Memories circle punch, Helmar Glue, Glossy Accents, Rossette Sizzix die, Kraft gift bag

Friday, November 18, 2011


I found this stamp the other night at Hobby Lobby, and just had to have it! It is by Stampabilities, and it is also 40% off until Saturday! Anyway, I thought it was a pretty image, and couldn't wait to make something with him. I stamped him onto a Top Note die cut, and colored a few places with markers. His skin tone is blush blossom from Stampin Up. I took a white pen and highlighted a few places on his beard and hat, but thought it needed something else, so I added some frosted lace Stickles as well. Can't see it too well in the pic. The bg paper is again from the Authentique Wonder pad, and I embossed a piece of cardstock with the Tim Holtz postcard EF. Some matching ribbon looped up, a pearl and rhinestone to complete it. Wait! There is no sentiment!! I thought I had a 'believe' stamp, but I don't, so I will have to make a computer generated one. And I also want to decorate the inside of the card. This is a 5x7 card. But, I must be off and do some shopping, so I will have to finish it later! Thank you for looking in!....................................Pam

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I Love Snowmen!

One thing about winter I love are the snowmen!! They are so cute! This image is from Tracey Malnofski, of The Stamping Boutique. I love her style of art, and am starting to get quite a collection of her digi stamps! This one is again colored with pencils. The bg paper is from the Lily Bee Designs Jingle paper pad, ribbon is Stampin Up, and I stamped the sentiment with black stazon. I also stitched around the edge with my sewing machine. I want to thank everyone who stops by my blog! Have a wonderful day!.............................................Pam

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mr. Cool

This time around at the {ippity} challenge blog, we are to make a 'cool' project. I had to use this penguin again, and he fits in perfectly for this theme. I wanted his colors to be darker this time, so I colored him with my RoseArt markers. Cut him out and popped him up onto the top note die cut. The glitter paper I tore is from DCWV, as well as the inside of the card. The card base is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. If you'd like to see more 'cool' projects, click the link above! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pain and Pride

Isn't this the cutest?! As soon as I saw this {ippity} set, I had to have it! I ordered it from ippity chick Noelle, and she gives you free twine with your order too! Which I have used on this tag. This cute little penguin was fun coloring in with my watercolor pencils! There are 3 different sentiments that come with it, and I chose the Christmas one. The background paper is DCWV, and I edged the tag with white glitter, as well as the snow are the penguin. I am linking this to Unity's blog for Friends With Flair Fridays. Go take a peek at all the Unity creations, or click Noelle's name above to order this cute set! It's under $6.00 so how can you go wrong?!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Around We Go!

I'm getting in under the wire over at Chick Challenges{with ippity} We are to make a card from a sketch and this week it's a round card. Mine is small in size about 4 inches. I had bought a pack of paper doilies, and they aren't very big, so I made my card around that. I used my favorite ippity set Now and Always, and stamped the flower, then cut them out and popped them up on the card. I usually layer this stamp, but I went with buttons for the centers instead. Getting quite a few get well cards made for my stash, especially since I hear of so many people getting pnuemonia.  I hope you aren't one of them! So click the link above to see more ippity goodness! Thanks for looking in!

Thankful For You in Raffia

The peeps over at the Gingersnap Creations blog, have a spicy supply challenge to use raffia to go along with their down on the farm theme this month. This is an excellent challenge, because I have never thought to use raffia in my paper craft projects. I have a ton of it in my cabinet, and always use it in floral arranging. Now I've used all types of twine and hemp, but the raffia will now stay in my paper craft supplies! And some of the Ladies have inked theirs, and it looks fabulous that way too! I braided my raffia, then tied the ends to make a wreath. The papers I used are from the Authentique Blissful pad. I die cut a Spellbinders Picot Edge circle to anchor the wreath to. I used Gathered Twigs and Wild Honey DI inks on the whole card. The sentiments are from Unity and Hero Arts. If you would like to see other projects, or join in yourself, click on the link above! Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Card!

OK, so I'm in the Christmas card making mood now! Although it's 65 degrees out today here in Ohio, I will not look forward to the chill of winter! But I really LOVE these Authentique Wonder papers!! Cheryl has a tutorial on her blog on how to make this card. Click on her name to go check it out! I was wanting to try something different in making a card, so this design was perfect! Thanks so much Cheryl! My card size is 6x6, and I used smaller measurements than Cheryls, but I got it to all work out! I used the new Picot Edge Spellbinders die, and also the new Movers and Shapers mini holly leaf by Tim Holtz's alteration line. The red berries were first clear, and I used my alcohol inks to die them red. I got a huge bag of these at Pat Catans in the floral dept for like $7.00 they will last me quite awhile! So that's about it for this one! Be sure to check Cheryl's tutorial, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Back to the drawing board!

Here is another digi I drew up this morning. He is a bit plain, but I can see printing him off onto patterned paper, or just coloring him in the way he is! Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My First Digi Stamp!

Happy Sunday to you! I have ventured into drawing again. I used to be quite good ages ago, but as time went on, I stopped drawing all together. I got a spark the other day to start up again. And am very rusty! I managed to draw two snowman images, and June from Dezinaworld was gracious enough to turn them into digi stamps for me! She's such a dear! The pic above is what I'll use as a selling point. Below you will find my first ever free digi stamp just for you! I'm hoping to find time this week to draw some more images, and it is with paper and pencil! Thanks for stopping by, and let me know what you think of my marshmellow man!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friends With Flair Friday!

Happy Happy Friday everyone! I broke down and made my first Christmas card! I couldn't resist, with the new goodies I got in the mail yesterday! New Seasonal Winter Distress Inks(which sold like hotcakes at my online store!) New Spellbinders Picot Edge dies, the cute stocking Spellbinders die, and the Authentique Wonder 6x6 paper pad! So much good stuff, so little time! I am linking this to the Unity Stamp Co's blog for friends with flair. The sweet sentiment is from the Unity kit Snowflakes Fall From Heaven by Jillibean Soup, which is on sale for $10.00 here! Link up your Unity creation today! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cute Amy

I got this free digital image some time ago, and do not know what blog it came from. I should keep better track of them! Her name is Cute Amy, and since I got it free, I am posting this free digi below for you! I am linking this to 2 Sister's Challenge Blog where they have a color challenge to use black, orange, purple, lime green, and white. A lot I know! But I colored her in with my pencils, and die cut it out with a spellbinders die. The lime green paper is from Creative Memories, and I stamped the Victorian Lace SU! background stamp in green galore ink. I stitched around the green paper only and adhered it to the black cardstock from The Paper Company. The purple flourish was die cut from a Sizzix die, and is DCWV sticky back paper. A little oval punch with the sentiment in Ripe Persimmon DI, and some small punched flowers with glitter finish it off. Click the link above if your up for the challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Got a Bug?

Well, I've had a bug for some time now, and I wish it would go away! Over at All Things Unity, we are 'to get buggy with it' meaning create something with bugs! There are lots of those biting japenese beetles trying to get in the house now that it's cooler, but I went with a sickly bug. The beetle image is from the ippity set A Little Buggy, and I used my pencils on him. The sentiment on the front is computer generated, and the inside sentiment is from the ippity set Just Wanted to say. Click on the link above to enter if you'd like. You must use any Unity/ippity stamps! Thanks for crawling by!

On to Thanksgiving

Now that Halloween is over, I still can't make myself start a bunch of Christmas cards yet! Hoping the snow holds off for awhile! I made this card for the Chick Challenges {with Ippity}. They have a sketch to follow, and to use only ippity stamps. I used the bit of burlap stamp on the background with Antique Linen DI, and the sentiment is from the set Here and Now, and it's stamped in Palette Hybrid burnt umber. The turkey is made from punches and dies, and the paper is either Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park, or October Afternoon. Sorry, I cut the bottoms off the 12x12 paper so I can't remember! The punches I used to make him is an oval, circle, heart, scalloped oval(for the feet), and a jelly bean Sizzix die for the head. I didn't have a small enough oval for the head, so the jelly bean worked! I cut a triangle for the beak, and drew on some eyes. He looks pretty cute! The sentiment label is a Spellbinders die. Click the link above to see more ippity, or enter for yourself! There's a free ippity stamp set up for grabs! Thank you for stopping by!