Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tags Galore!

Happy Christmas Eve!   I'm taking a break from wrapping and cooking to stop in and share my homemade gift tags.   It's an undertaking, but it's so much fun to break out a ton of stamp sets and just play!

Some of my favorites are are the Lawn Fawn tags:

And here are the Papertrey Ink tags:

Here are some featuring Simon Says Stamp and Winnie & Walter:

My son and daughter got in on the action too!   Unfortunately they wrapped some of their gifts and used up some of the tags before I got the camera out :)   Here are some by my daughter:

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!   Enjoy this time with family and friends - it truly is the best time of year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hi there!   I'm back today with a couple of (relatively) quick Christmas cards.   I decided to enter these into the Lawnscaping Challenge - Merry Christmas.   

Sorry for the iphone photo!   I was in a hurry to get these guys in the mail and didn't pull out my good camera.   The background is debossed snowflakes and the sentiment panels are Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles.   The sentiments are heat embossed in silver and the cute little skating penguins are colored with Copics.   See?   Pretty simple!

I hope everyone is having fun with last minute holiday prep.   I still have a batch of cookies to bake and Christmas tags to make.  I like to make my tags each year - don't ask me why!   It is a bit of an undertaking, that's for sure.  I got about 20 done yesterday and I'm hoping to at least get that many done today.   Maybe then I'll be able to relax and enjoy Christmas Eve tomorrow, lol!   Hopefully I'll be back later today or tomorrow with pictures of tons of tags!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Hi guys!   I'm back today with a card for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.   Today's card uses the Newton's Nook stamp set Frozen Friends - how cute is that snowman?   I wanted the little snowman to have a female friend, so I did a bit of mirror stamping so his "girlfriend" could face him!   I eliminated the lines in the hat so she looked a bit different than her mate :)

Everything was colored with Copics and the snowpeople got a heavy amount of Wink of Stella....they sparkle a ton IRL!   I masked off a hill in the background and added a Distress Ink sky and embossed the tiny snowflakes with white embossing powder.  The stitched frames are by Lawn Fawn and the cardstock and patterned paper are PTI.  They look like a cozy couple sharing some hot cocoa don't they?

Hope you get a chance to hop along - there's a TON to see!   Special thanks to Amy Tsuruta for putting this hop together!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Clearly Christmas

Hello there!   I have been a bad blogger - I've been MIA for far too long, but I'm ready to rectify that!  I'm popping in today with a card created with the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge in mind.

The challenge is "Clearly Christmas" - and I felt a shaker card was in order (and voila!   Just like that, the "clear" part is taken care of!).   I was itching to break out the new WPlus9 set Winter Pals and the Winnie & Walter set Big Bang Flurries.   The background is stamped with the LE W&W set Bigger Bang Flurries in Unicorn White pigment ink.   I flicked some white Dylusions spray on there as well to add to the snowy effect!   The shaker element utilizes PTI dies - they make it easy to create a shaker card!    The owl and sled are colored with Copics and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp.   A band of PTI patterned paper finished the card off.

I'm also linking to the Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.   Hope you get a chance to play along with all of these fun challenges!   Tis' the season to create!