Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tags and Tag Cards

Beautiful kit photo taken by Lindsey

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Marcia is our talented host for the month of December. Marcia sent many beautiful items to make some fun tags for Christmas. I needed so many more cards, so I added a few of the tags to my cards, flat for mailing.

 This top layer is tissue paper that Marcia added to the kit! I loved it so much I had to use it on a card! I adde a bit of white dots to the berries and glitter on the leaves. 

I only added my own bow from The Greetery for this sweet little  shaker tag, that Marcia included in the kit.

For the tag above I just added some glitter and just a tiny bit of color.

 I used my blending brushes( Tayloredexpressions) on the white tag using fadded jeans ink from Tim Holtz then splattered some shimmer watercolors on top. 

Always nice to receive and already heat embossed image, so easy to color in with Zig Brush Pens. Thank you Marcia, I might need this Penny Black stamp now😉

You can get all the info over at the The 12 Kits of Occasions including the supply list.

Many blessing in 2020  May you have , peace, joy and hope!
God Bless You

Monday, December 23, 2019

Guest Designing for Ink to Paper

Ink to Paper

Hello, hope you are all ready for Christmas and the holidays.

 A while ago I was asked to guest design for Ink to Paper. I was so excited to receive some beautiful products to work with. Listed below are the products I used for this card.

I love the beautiful detail in this : Tin Stitched frame die, from Ink to Paper. To shade the edges of the vase I just used a dauber and Papertrey Ink : Soft Stone ink. Each stem was cut out of white cardstock then brushed with oxide inks for each color. I then stamped each stem with Papertrey Ink: Mint Julep I wanted it all to be very subtle.

I know this outline layer is for the front of the vase but I found it very handy for the back of the vase. I die cut a layer, using fun foam then sniped the top off ( shown below)

This made it easy to add the little Wispy stems to the front, as if I was actually filling a vase.

Showing the back side but I added in from the front after I adhered the vase to the base of the card.

After all the placement was complete I added a bit of shimmer pen to each stem . Such a fun stamp set and beautiful frame, from Ink to Paper.

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas with peace and joy.
Merry Christmas! 

Papertrey Ink
  A Little Wispy Die

Papertrey Ink
 A Little Wispy Stamp Set 

Papertrey Ink
 Border Bling: Tin Stitch Die 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Noel and a Corsage

Hello! My turn over at the Poppystamps blog today. If you would like to take a look you can go   NOEL DIE.    HERE

Hope you are enjoying the season of Peace and Joy

 I may have shared this with you before not sure.  This is what was left of a Christmas corsage my grandfather gave my grandmother . I love that I have it on my tree , I think of the beautiful love they shared.  He gave her one every Christmas to wear to Mass. I kinda miss that we don't do things like the anymore. 

Let not your hearts be troubled.
John: 14

Friday, December 6, 2019

Merry Christmas Cars

Hi there ! My turn over t the Poppystamps blog today, if you would like to see how I did this background and card please go to the Poppystamps Blog 

I also wanted to share my new favorite and best ever craft glue! I love the fine tip and Stainless steel pin ( no dark changing colors) I have been using this for a bit and it has not plugged up even once! I also bought a big jar to refill and an extra tip . I have absolutely no connection to this company but wanted to share .  

God bless and take care! 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

All is Calm All is Bright

Hello friends!
 Lindsey from Occasional Crafting is our host for the month of November , as you can see in the photo above it was a beautiful kit! I loved the colors of nature in this kit, I added bits of red to quite a few of my projects.
 Lindsey creates beautiful, well thought out cards and puts lots of love into each one.  

I love having " Merry Christmas" on almost all my Christmas cards, so nice to have so many to use from the kit. Peace on Earth is  another favorite of mine.

inspired by Tracey's tree tag.

I added my own berries to a few of the cards.

I had so much fun creating with this kit , just what I needed fast and easy, as we all got ready for Thanksgiving.

Ink to Paper Challenge 

All the supplies are listed in the monthly supply tab above over at the The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog Please stop by to see a peek from each of the talented designers .

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving (US) We had a wonderful one ! Blessed with many family members and a house full spent the night. Two years ago it was 90 degrees out this year we enjoyed very cold weather ( for us) it even snowed for a bit and our mountains were covered in white!

I am so grateful for this group of friends in the 12 Kits of Occasions and all of you who come to visit my blog and Instagram.
God bless you.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Christmas Lights

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 19

Hello, I am so happy to be joining Tracey McNeely again on the 19th day of 25 days of Christmas Tags.
My tag is made with Paper Smooches Dies and Stamps.

This was fun and simple to create using Paper Smooches Merry Motifs and Bookmark die. I used seam binding for my bow.

Hope you have a peaceful day!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Christmas Packaging and Cards

Hi there! I am so excited that I am playing along with the Twofer Challenge, something I have wanted to play in for a long time.( I might have played once before )  You must stop by and see some of the design teams beautiful inspiration cards. 
All you have to do is use the same die, stamp , etc in two different ways. I hope I got it covered, just to be safe I have 3 different ways :)

 I used my new Natures Gift Die  from The Stamp Market and my sentiment from Papertrey Ink:

 I made many of these greenery branches, some for packages and many for cards. 
I used my shimmer pens to change up the colors of the cardstock.
I changed the berries from white to shades of red and green to craft cardstock.

I love adding watercolor cardstock for the front panel, just adds a bit more texture. I get mine from Hobby Lobby.
Thank you for the visit today and my you find peace in your day.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Merry Christmas Poppystamps Tag

 Hi there! I hope your  November is going well, I can't believe we are halfway through, the month already.

I have a tag up over on the Poppystamps blog: HERE for all the details and links.
Day 4 I loved Carol's tag!

 Thanks for the visit, don't forgot all the details about this Poppystamps tag are up over at the blog: HERE

Friday, November 8, 2019

#100 with 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello! We are excited to be a part of Tracey's:  25 days of Christmas Tags. This will also be our last challenge.

  I used a tag that is a favorite of mine but it was lost for awhile.  I said a little prayer for help in finding it and here it is.

   I had a hard time getting a good picture so I went outside.  

The inside of this die is filled with chunky glitter. I used Papertrey Ink Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale: Quilted Die andPapertrey Ink - Quilted: Winter Die
The simple Holly is from Poppystamps 2234 Mistletoe Side Strips and Stencil craft die

Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags

 The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 - Day 1 

I was inspired by Tracey' tag!  

Hi there! My goal is to play as often as I can with Tracey's : 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I have to admit I'm never quite sure where to link up properly ..... I am reading the direction this time, lol!
I love this set from Altenew but never bought the dies so I fussy cut and watercolored with Zig pens and shimmer pens. I also love this oldie but goodie tag die from Papertrey Ink. All linked below.
Take Care

Christmas Eve Stamp Set From The Greetery ( sentiment)

Simon Says: Anything Goes