Monday, November 20, 2017

Dear Santa

Have you checked out the tags at 25 Days Of Christmas Tags?  This is day 20 and each and every tag has been amazing and inspiring!

My tag today is a cross between Lindsey and Tracey's inspiration.  Looks like Santa has visited because the stocking is full!



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been good so Santa will fill your stocking!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Magical Holiday Season

25 Days Of Christmas Tags is on the 19th day.  They have tags that make it look a lot like Christmas!  Teri created a tag that inspired me today.  I did not have small stamps so I used pattern paper instead.  These tags are so fun to CASE and I have gift tags for the holiday season!



Have a creative day!

Snowball Fight


A little humor today playing with Twenty Five Days Of Christmas Tags.  Lindsey made a punny tag with a moose iceskating.  I dug deep into my stamp stash and found these stamps to create some humor.



Thanks for stopping by and may today bring you a giggle or two!

Snowball Fight is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Getting Festive

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Jaclyn has inspired today's tag as she has used the festive red, green and white on her tag.  I love the heart filled with sequins and the elements she has added to her tag!



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are getting your festive on for the holidays!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ice Cream For Sure!

There is still time to join us at STAMPlorations for the November Theme And Sketch challenge!  You can use the theme or the sketch to play along.



I scream for ice cream!  Do you have a favorite flavor?  Chocolate peanut butter revel gets a vote from me...YUMMO!

This card uses the Sweet Cravings stamp set and matching die set.  I also used the ATC Tag Builder die.  Acrylic paint was used for the medium on the second layering pieces.  The ice cream cone was framed to highlight the ice cream cone and all of it's goodness...it does contain calcium!


Now I am hungry!  If you would like to save 20% on your STAMPlorations order, use STAMPGIRLJERRIE.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Stockings Were Hung

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Today's tag, inspired by Lindsey. brings back so many childhood memories.  Each Christmas our stockings were put on the brick fireplace in hopes that Santa would come and fill them to overflowing!  Santa was always very good to us!


Thans for stopping by and I hope your holiday season is magical!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Golden Reindeer

Today's golden reindeer tag is inspired by Ardyth's tag.  I love the design of the tag and the kraft paper at the top.  I drug the sewing machine out and both I and Ricky tried to thread it.  AARG, that hole in the needle is LITTLE!  My friend came by and got the job done so I could stitch around the tag.

Simon Says has a its a stitch up challenge and I decided faux stitching would not be good enough for this challenge.  Now that the machine is out and threaded...I have a few quilts to finish...hopefully the needle does not come unthreaded!

Simon Says also has a fur friend challenge and this deer fits into the challenge.






Thanks for stopping by and stitch it!

Golden Reindeer is linked to:
Simon Says
25 Days Of Christmas Tags
Simon Says

Giving Thanks 3rd Annual Blog Hop and Linky Party


Giving Thanks

Welcome to this stop on the 3rd annual Giving Thanks blog hop and Wishlist Linky Party.. These cards are using the Words Of Gratitude 4x6 stamp set.

 A steampunk masculine card is up first.  The stamped image is embossed with black embossing powder and blends into the steampunk theme.


Now a feminine card using the Words Of Gratitude 4x6 set and Blooming Buds.  A marker was used to add colors to the words and rays to match the floral boquet.



Remember to check out the STAMPlorations store for the Thanksgiving sale and link up your wishlist!



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Check out the rest of the designers on the  hop.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Tag A Day

Catching up with tags for the Twenty Five Days Of Christmas Tags.  Day 13 I was inspired by Miriam's monocrome tags with triangles, different shades of color and the gold script.  Using purple and trying to vary the shades, distress ink was pounced through a triangle stencil.  The gold sentiment was added.  Then I added gold to the edge because you can never have enough gold!




Day 14 Tracy has inspired me with her wreath.  I have a double stamp wreath I have been wanting to use.  The sentiment is embossed in white and add such a festive touch to the wreath.



AAH, caught up on my tags.  Time to have a cup of coffee and wait for day 15!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Penguin Greetings

White on white with a splash of color!  A die cut piece of paper is layered on the white background.  There are white sequins layered on the white stripe.  It is a fun CAS card.
  




Penguin Greetings is linked to:
Simon Says
Send A Smile 4 Kids

Noel

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Red and white stripe paper is the base of todays Christmas tag.  Samantha had such a cute tag with a critter, stripe paper and that big eyelet to hold the ribbon is the inspiration for today.  I used clear sequins to look like snow instead of gold stars.


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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Blue Christmas


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It is a blueChristmas...well at least this tag is a blue Christmas!  I was inspired by Amanda's tags that were done in blue, green and red.  They looked so cool and and fun!  I had blue fiber and sequins.



Thanks for stopping by and TAG, your it!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Believe

Today's tag for the Twenty Five Days Of Christmas Tags is a very special one.  It will be going to my Grandson in North Carolina.  Riley is in first grade and questions that Santa thing.  I found a school bus ornament for him to hang on his Christmas tree and used the word BELIEVE on the tag.  I hope he always believes in the Christmas story and in the reason we celebrate Christmas!

Lindsey has inspired this tag as she used a red tag   The white lettering and snowflakes  stood out so bold and bright against the red.



Thanks for stopping by and BELIEVE in the magic of Christmas!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fa La La

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Paper Sweeties is being showcased today and I have some of their products to use!  I love the quality of the stamp and die set from Paper Sweeties.

The inspiration is from Karen's tag.  I love the plaid print, black patterned ribbon, the stitching around the card and the hashtag.

I mixed those things with the heart die and faux stitched white piece that are Paper Sweetie's products..



Thanks for stopping by and onto day TEN!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Through The Desert

These wisemen are following the star through the desert to reach the new born king!  They will bear their gifts and give thanks for our savior.

This is a rather non traditional looking card.  The sunset has yellow, orange, purple and black drawing eyes to the center of the image.  A snow white peace die cut was added in the stars.




Through The Desert is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Foxy

Day eight of
Twenty Five Days Of Christmas Tags and Mendi has used the little critters in the snow on her tags.  The blue surrounding the critters and the black dot panel behind each tag has inspired this tag today.  This little fox sitting in the snow with the black panel and blue bow complete the tag for day 8.



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ornament Tag

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The tag today is inspired by Tracey's snowflake ornament.  The snowflake has glitter paper and is delicate and intricate.  I do not have a snowflake die cut so I chose the Christmas ornament die cut.  It is delicate and intricate.  The glitter paper is used in the lower layer of the ornament.  On the back of the tag, there is a to and from stamped.  This tag will be perfect hanting from raffia on a jar of homemade jelly.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Seasons Of Joy


Christmas Tags
Today's tag is inspired by Lindsey's tag.  The Christmas tree and green background with snowflakes caught my eye.  I like using just two colors and then the twine for the bow.


Thanks for stopping by and take time to enjoy the little things in life.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Merry And Bright

Day five of twenty five tags of Christmas and I am so glad Erum has inspired my tag!

For about a dozen times, I have walked into my craft room and this star seems to fall out of the die cut box onto the floor.  Repeatedly I have picked it up and put it back in the box to go into the craft room to find it on the floor again.  Once, I laughted to myself that this star wants to be used!

Today, that star has found a permanent place on this tag!  It was dipped into the Versa Mark and covered with silver embossing powder.  I just received the Picket Fence distress spray from Simon Says and I do not know how I made cards or tags without it!  I LOVE this product!


May your day be merry and bright.  Hopefully your craft stash gets used up too!

Merry And Bright is linked to:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Joy!

Welcome to the winter wonderland!  The stamp box is pretty lean but there is a hat stamp!  Shades of blue and the shaped tage  from Jen's tag is the inspiration today.

After stamping and adding the elements and adding the sequins,  the tag was spritzed with shimmer mist for the sparkls.



This was a fun tag to make and use some older stamps.  Thanks for stopping by and if you are missing the snow, come and enjoy my winter wonderland!

Joy! is linked to:
Twenty Five Days Of Christmas

Friday, November 3, 2017

Snow Birds

Here the skies are grey and the snow is falling.  This is the third snowfall this season and it is perfect weather to make tags!!  The snow makes me want to strike up the chorus Snowbird which is an old song but my sister always is singing it.

Day three's tag is inspired by the red bird, different style tags and the snowflake and button on the ribbon.  The inspiration has one bird but everyone loves company so a few birds have joined in!

The background is Crackle Texture Paste that I just received from Simon Says Stamps.  I was so excited to try it out.  You apply it, let it airdry and it crackles.  If you apply heat it may not crackle as much. The birds on the branch is a die cut and then I stamped the writing on them.  I like how each bird is different but together they make the collection.


This was such a fun card to make!  Thanks for stopping by and tag...your it!!

Snow Birds is linked to:
Twentu Fove Daus Of Christmas Tags
Simon Says

Trendy Leaves

It is getting serious here folks...we have had our first snowfall!  That means the fall stamps are put away and the winter stamps come out!!  But, before we do that, one more autumn card!

Using a stencil, the background was made.  It reminded me of the fall corn you buy where each kernnel is a different color.  A tag was corrugated with a brad added to it...yes, the brad box was pulled out.  Why have the brads been isolated in their box and not used?  Splatters were added and they did an unusual thing.  The splatters are dark on the inside and then casted a lighter hue circle.  Leaves were stamped and added and you have it...a fall card!




Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ombre Tag

Second day of 25 tags of Christmas and this tag is inspired by Jennifer's ombre red Christmas tag.  I love the white embossing with the shdes of red.


Ombre Tag is linked to:
Twenty Five Days Of Christmas Tags
Simon Says

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jingle All The Way

Rudolph is ready to spread Christmas cheer as he decorates this tag.  I am excited for the 25 days of tags as Simon Says is sponsoring day one.  I know the tags will be awesome!

My tag today is inspired by the deer tags that are showcased.

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Jingle All The Way is linked to:
Simon Says
The Twenty Five Days Of Christmas Tags

Oh, Deer

Under 60 days until Christmas!  Yikes...better get a production Christmas card line going!  We have the snow, check, we have the cold, check check and we have the Christmas card list...with one checked off!

Off to start production!


Oh, Deer is linked to:
Simon Says
Jingle Belles
HIMCR
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Monochrome

Brown seems to be a color that keeps popping up in my paper cupboard.  Since it seems to want to be used, a coffee card will be perfect!

I stamped the background with a lacy print.  The edge of the white paper is boardered in brown and distressed.  Anytime is coffee time!



Monochrome is linked to:
Simon Says
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/p/stamplorations-anything-goes-challenge.html\








Simon Says


It Is All About Love

For the love of cats!

So my card exchange group is going to get this card in February.  On the inside is a cat that spells love.  They are also going to get a cup that says Crazy Cat Lady.




It Is All About Love is linked to:
https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.gr/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

To Fab For Your Negativity

My sister likes snarky cards and there is a little group that exchanges cards ever other momth,  I decided this would be the exchange card.  While I was scrolling through the internet, I saw this image and the image I put inside the card.



I think I laughed a few minutes thinking of the reaction my sister would have when she opened the card...she laughed and said she had the perfect person to send the card to.


To Fab For Your Negativity is linked to:


 cat lovers hop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Moonlight Deer

Today I am trying Jennifer Mcguire's letter press technique.  Using three circles, creating the setting sun on an autumn night was the goal.  I used the Simon Says Wednesday mood board for my inspiration.  In Wisconsin, the sun goes down and you can see the deer grazing on the edge of a field.  Sometimes you can count up to a dozen deer in the distance.


The last circle looks line the moonlight is shining catching a glimpse of the deer.

This is a fun technique.  You use three die cuts stacked and glued together with a die cut of vellum on the bottom.  You dab or rub your die ink on the vellum and them place it where you want it on your card.  Then you run it through the embossing machine and it presses the ink and image into your cardstock.  I added the deer and the stamped leaves.


Moonlight Deer is linked to:
Simon Says

Friday, October 20, 2017

Framed Reindeer

A rustic, artsy and grungy card is ahead!

This is a card to send to my woodsy, rustic friends.

To start the white panel, using acrylic paint and my finger, four smearsm went down the panel.  While this was drying, the frame was cut using the Camping Out Cricut cartridge.  The reindeer was stamped and colored.  Then, I asked myself...why didn't you buy the matching CUTploration?  So, yes, it is cut out with scissors.  The coordinating die has been ordered though! Grunge was stamped on the card.





Another card was made using red, brown and black.


And some plaid paper.


Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Framed Reindeer is linked to:
Craft Stamper magazine