Saturday, November 29, 2014

V is for Vintage

   Hello and welcome to our 22nd challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!  This time round Edna wants to see what you bring for vintage.  Be cool, be retro.  

Here is my take on vintage:

and the inside:

   My card is autobiographical.  My husband has said that he thinks I was a house cat in my past life.

   This stamp set is from Crackerbox Palace.  They are a little independent store in Wisconsin and they have a great selection.  Hint, hint.  And no, I'm not affiliated with them.  The papers are from G45's Domestic Goddess collection.

   If you have enjoyed my card, please visit my sisters and see what they have for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 28, 2014

All is Calm Christmas Canvas

Hello again! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, or have found some excellent Black Friday deals. I'm only shopping online this year, so I won't see you out there!

I love the snow.  I really love being in a quiet snowy place and I cannot think of a more peaceful setting.  This was the feeling that I was thinking of when I put this canvas together.

I used wood laser cuts from Unique Laser Designs on this canvas. The Swirly Christmas Tree was lightly brushed with gesso, leaving some of the wood bare.  I wanted to make the tree look like it was snow covered.  After the tree was dry I gave it some green ink. 
 The reindeer was given two separate coats of embossing powder.  The body, head, and ears were covered in a translucent powder and the antlers were covered in gold glitter embossing powder.  The reindeer is shiny and sparkly, but you're going to have to take my word for it.

If you're going to be brave and go shopping today, take a deep breath and remember "All is Calm."  May it bring you a moment of peace.  Good luck out there!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Tags for Unique Laser Designs

This is my pasted post from Unique Laser Designs today!

 Hello everyone!  I have finally gotten into the Christmas spirit and have crafted something Christmassy.  Not bad for me since there are still 36 days until Christmas.  Usually I would make something like this at 11 pm on Christmas Eve!  Just call me "Last Minute Lee."

There are plenty of Christmas wrapping products that you can go out and purchase to make your life easier.  One of those products are the sticker to/from labels that you're supposed to slap onto your gift.  You know the kind I'm talking about?  The package of 300 labels that you can only use 10 of because all the others are too small to actually write a person's name on?  The ones that get stored for years in your Christmas things and wind up losing their stickiness?

 This year I decided to make my own to/from tags. I used last year's left over Christmas scrapbook patterned paper, red card stock, and kraft paper.  I'm always looking for ways to use my scraps.  I'm positive that someone else out there has a dedicated container (box, drawer, storage shed, etc) full of Christmas crafting supplies.  Right?  Anyone?

I have used my Silhouette machine to cut these tags.  If you want, leave me a comment and I will share my file.  These tags can be made without fancy machines though.  You would only need a circle punch large enough to display the cork accent.

The mini Christmas shapes are cut out of cork.  I decided to give them a wash of ink so that the cork texture would remain visible.  To do this I scribbled marker onto to a craft mat and added water.  Then I slid the cork shape through the inky puddle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

P is for Profanity at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Challenge #21 is brought to you by the letter "P."  P is for Profanity: Swear if you dare.  You know you want to play along.  Who hasn't wanted to unleash their inner naughty crafter every now and then?  Come on and play with us, Edna is giving you profanity permission!

I don't think that Edna would use profanity unless she dropped a bowling ball on her foot or spilled a pan of lasagna on her new white sweater.

Please join us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our newest challenge. You have until 11:55 pm (EST) on Friday, November 28 to upload your project.  Please visit my Snarky Sisters, and our guest designer, Lauren, to see what they have created, and I will warn you, they have met this challenge with gusto. If blue language offends you, don't visit their links.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanks Tea You

Hello Everyone!  

I had been offered the opportunity to be a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous and today I am able to share my first project for them.  This was created for their "For All That You Do, Thank You" challenge.

Here is the challenge information stolen directly from their blog:

Challenge #19 For All that You Do, Thank You!
Create a "thank you" gift for this challenge. It can be a Thanksgiving hostess gift or a simple thank you card. It can be a "thanks for helping me out of a jam" present, or a "thanks for being you" scrapbook layout. As long as your project says, "THANKS," enter the challenge! We want to see you de-hoard some of your stash and say thanks to someone! (Your project does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed!)

You still have a week to play in Challenge #19! You have until midnight PT November 16th to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!

This project had to say "Thanks" in some way.  I decided a washi tape tin turned into a small tea box would make a nice little thank you gift.  

This is not my usual style.  I am not a shabby girl at heart, but I thought that a tea tin would look great in this style.  The fairy in the tea cup has been inspired by one of my favorite paper artists, Renea Bouquets.  I would say that this tin is my homage to her.  Click here to see the project of hers that I just love.

I have waited a year to put a fairy in a tea cup!  I hope I did Renea proud.  

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek!

Want details?

The paper, wood embellishments*, and flowers are all Prima. 
The tea cup and saucer and paper border are Silhouette files.
Tiny tag is a QuicKutz die, with computer generated font.
Alphabet stamp is Stampers Anonymous (Staz-On).
Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy.
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Alpine Ice Rose, Wild Honeysuckle Coral.
Liquitex Gesso.
Tin: Cavallini & Co.

 *except for the butterfly, which was thrown into my box of wood embellishments.  Its origin has been long forgotten.