Thursday, November 16, 2017

Deer and Bear Bookmarks


It just thrills me that my grandchildren love their books!  Seeing them curled up on the sofa or in the tree house reading fulfills one of my greatest wishes for them . . .  that they love to read.

Lawn Fawn came out with these cute cute bookmarks.  A deer and a bear front and back.  The front paws lift to go over the page that is being saved.

On Day 12 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 Karin Akesdottier showcased these bookmarks in pale blue and pink.

I'm thinking I could make these for my granddaughter to give to her class for the holidays or her birthday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Poinsettia Tag


I have been so anxious to get ink on the Altenew Build a Flower Poinsettia.  It is beautiful and it's so easy to line up the layers!  I used Altenew inks and gold embossing powder.  The joy sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The background paper is from Anna Griffin.

Studio Katia on Day 11 posted a poinsettia tag with gold accents.  That was my inspiration.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Singing Kitties Tag


I have fallen in love with the tag posted by Larissa Heskett on Day Two of 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017.  Her colors, especially her background really caught my attention.

Inspired by her idea of multi colored snowflakes, I used a stencil from Studio R12 and covered it with embossing paste mixed with just a couple drops of three different colors of Distress Ink reinkers.
I wanted a very light pastel pallet.

The kitties and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp.

Stay tuned for more tags using this technique.  It may be my favorite new technique this season!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fa La La Tag


Day One of 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 Tracey McNeely posted a tag using the bunny at the keyboard.  I expanded on her idea and included the entire band from Simon Says Stamp.
All images are from Simon.  Most are stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is heat embossed in gold.
I finished it with lots of sparkle including Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents and Stickles.

My nephew plays guitar in a band.  This tag is for him.
Since my nieces and nephews now have kids of their own, they get tags for their gifts from me.  Some have actually made trees decorated with years of my tags!
(Their kids get the presents and a tag).

Wish Upon a Star Tag

And at last it's time to make Christmas Tags!  They are my very favorite stamping projects every year.
This was inspired on Day One of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge by Jo Nevill.
I used products from so many companies:
The background is done with Ombre Distress inks . . .  oh so easy and pretty
Background star stamp is from Hero Arts stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with a sparkle silver embossing powder from Judikins.  (It's hard to see in this photo).
Star die by Stampin Up cut in Stampin Up Glimmer paper.
Wish sentiment by MFT cut in Stampin Up Glimmer paper
Cute little mouse from Avery Elle stamped with Memento and colored with Copics.
Tag die is by Tim Holtz.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scan n Cut Gatefold

                                                                Scan n Cut
Initially I purchased my Scan n Cut to cut out stamped images.  (I have serious shoulder problems that make fussy cutting hard for me.)   I found the machine easy to use and in no time I was cutting out stamped images that were perfect!

I took a couple months off from my Scan n Cut to recover from yet another shoulder surgery.
In the meantime my friend, Jan, was watching youtube, learning and practicing everything she could about her Scan n Cut.

As soon as my arm was functional I went to Jan for "lessons".  This woman is a great teacher!
It took some phone calls and coaching by text, but I can now download svg files to Canvas and to my Scan n Cut for projects like the one pictured above.

This gatefold card is from Dreaming Tree.  It helps so much that this site has a video tutorial for each project.  This is so intricate and beautiful yet it was easy to make.

I was so excited about learning how to download svg files that I stayed up until 2:00 AM just looking at all of the possibilities.

All of the years of 12x12 paper accumulating in my studio is now going to be put to great use!

Altenew Striped Leaf

This background is CASED from Jennifer McGuire.
The Altenew Golden Peach Embossing Powder is so beautiful combined with platinum and gold embossing powders.
Happy Birthday die is from Simon Says.  The sentiment is from MFT.
I wanted a special birthday card.  I think this meets the requirement.