Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wine Bottle Topper Tag

Hello! It's that time of year when we start the mad rush to get all our Christmas shopping done! What about when you got all those gifts ready to be wrapped or how about that hard to wrap item , like bottle of wine/spirits or  maybe ,bath products? Well, I found a few tag ideas for wine bottles while searching the web. Spellbinders had a really nice one but when I tried to view the tutorial video, it wouldn't open!!! *** Grr*** But, luckily I had a pic to go by....

Isn't it so beautiful??? I love the snowflake on top, so I had to design my own using the snowflake,too!

Here's mine....

The snowflake is a Sizzix die ( Snowflake ornament) and the sentiment is SU's Delightful Dozen on a label die from Spellbinders. The 25th is from Merry & Type ,in Riding Hood Red ( as is the sentiment) . I searched through my stash and found a strip of Riding Hood Red striped ribbon and decided it would be perfect for this tag.

The dp paper has teeny tiny snowflakes in red, grenn and gold tones and has a little shimmer to it... ohhhh, how I love it!!!! It's from a My Mind's Eye paper pack which I got last year but it has sooo much paper that I'm gettting tons of projects from it!!! Awesome!!! And finally, the rhinestones are from my $-store stash!
I have a few more of gifttags projects that I will be sharing .... soon

I also have a few Christmas cards to share ..... I've been busy crafting, now I just gotta post!!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time... happy crafting!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Jingle Belles 45:It came Upon a Midnight CLEAR

Hi all!  This week's prompt from the gals at Jingle Belles is clear-ly so much fun!!! We are invited to make a card using transparencies, embellies, glass ( sounds interesting!!), stickers and anything else you can think of, as long as it contains an element of clear to it!!That got me thinking and then searching through my stash for something that met this week's challenge criteria. I found a sheet of Hambly acetate that I really wanted to use so I played around with it until I came up with this......

I pulled out a sheet of digi elements that I had made using My Digital Studio. These ornaments and greeting come from a digi file from Stampin' Up!, I just made them a size I wanted and then cut them out. The scalloped border was made with leftover bits of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the scallop border punch.

I added some liquid pearls( totally forgot I had this fab product- it was hidden in  my stash of Stickles !!!) to the ornaments and the strip below the sentiment for a little touch of elegance. I also popped up one ornament for more dimension. The gold cording is from a retired spool that I bought years ago form SU and I seem to have an endless supply of ( until I need it and  then I willl not have enough!!! LOL)!

I "hid" the inside greeting behind the strip on the front. First,  I stamped it in Whisper White craft ink and then heat embossed it so it would stand out against the shimmery green background. You can see where I folded and adhered the acetate card front to the base. I used Terrifically Tacky tape so it would stay in place.
This card maesures 5.25 by 5.25 inches ... it fits nicely inside of SU square envelopes.
 So that's my card for Jingle Belles!! Thanks for stopping by..... until next time...
Happy Crafting!!

A few scrapbook layouts.

Good evening! As I looked around my craft room,I realized what a messy scrapper I am! Snips of paper are covering just about every surface on my desk , not to mention the ribbon, sicssors, etc! * groan* But the mess was worth it, cause I finished not one , not two but three complete layouts and have another few  started! Yippee!! ( big smiles)  . It's time I started to use  my  stash of DP , and not just for cards! At heart I am still a true scrapbooker, so I needed to make time to actually work on some pages. As a matter of fact , one of these pages was started over a year ago ( can you believe that???) and now it's done!

I started off with just a snowflake DP on the striped DP.... it just didn't do anything for me Kinda bor-ing!!!.I trimmed the DP and added an inner circle to the center of the snowflake. A few stamped snowflakes and random words stamped and the title ( cut on Cricut) and now I really like this page!Finally, I outlined the title words with white gel pen to make it stand out , as well as around the edges of the page background.

Fall 12x12 layout

Good morning! Fall is my favorite season... I just love the crispness in the air and all those gorgeous colors! My layout is a tribute to the beauty of fall.....

I had a bunch of these leaves already cut out from another project. The leaves were from a cutfile I purchasesd online. I used Glimmer Mist ( Tiger Lily) around the edges and then inked it up some more with Chocolate Chip ink. The base for the layour is Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up! and the strip of pattern paper is from a Colorbok paperpad.

Thanks for stopping by.... until next time, Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas cards

Hi all! I can't believe it's already November... we are only weeks away to Christmas!!! Yikes!!! I'm soooo not ready for this busy season , with the exception of having my lovely stack of Christmas cards ( thanks to all those fab Jingle Belles challenges!!!) all ready ,just waiting to be  signed and mailed out!!!  I've actually been so busy planning my Christmas stamp-a-stack classes for the past month  that I haven't had much time to play around some of my new paper goodies, until today!

First of all , I'd like to share one my cards I designed for my Xmas class;

This was my favorite card we made at my last stamp camp.I love making cards that have unique folds like this Z-fold card..... it's so easy but I love it just the same! I think it has a lot of WOW factor! You could easily add a photo inside or perhaps even a giftcard, it's so versatile! And did I mention how easy it it to make????  I used the Merry & Type stamp set that coordinates perfectly with Letters To Santa dsp.I used a little bit of Stickles on the ornaments which I had colored with my Copics.

Today I played with my Spellbinders dies and made this.....

I made this card shape using the Labels Ten die by Spellbinders. The sentiment is from SU Snow Swirled set. I added some rhinestones and a flourish for a little bling and a pearl to the ribbon bow. The sentiment is stamped on a Fancy Tag ( Spellbinders) in Cherry Cobbler to match the cardstock. The pattern paper is a leftover piece I found in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time........ Happy Crafting!!!!