Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 12

It's the last day for The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's .  It has been so fun seeing all of the amazing creations by the Designers as well as all of the participants.  Today Ellen has Amy Tsuruta and Lisa Adametz with some very cool tags.




Die cut a tag from a piece of cardstock that I had foiled with rose gold foil.  Die cut an oval out of the center and made this into a shaker tag.  The back of the window is soft brushed gold and it is filled with various sequins.  Die cut the sentiment from glittered pink cardstock and then darkened it a little with a Touch Twin marker in a darker shade of pink.  Tied a glittered pipe cleaner on the top.

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The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 11

On to day 11 of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's blog.  Elena Roussakis and Miriam Prantner are the Designers bringing lots of inspiration.


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 11 with Elena Roussakis and Miriam Prantner


Started with a white die cut tag and sponged on Antique Linen Distress Oxide over the whole tag then stamped the snowflakes with Distress Oxide in Frayed Burlap.  Stamped the sentiment with Memento Espresso Truffle.  Nice and neutral!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 10

Day 10 at Ellen Hutson's The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 with inspiration from the talented duo of Julie Ebersole and Brandi Kincaid!

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 10 with Julie Ebersole and Brandi Kincaid



I went with purple, aqua and teal.  The tag was foiled with purple foil and then sponged on some more purple for shading.  The ornaments were die cut from some already foiled cardstock, foiled in aqua the sponged with teal ink.  The purple tag topper and the little bows on top of the ornaments have some shimmer added to them with Wink of Stella pens.  Tied it off with some teal and purple baker's twine.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 9

Day 9 of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's!  Inspiration for day 9 from Kelly Griglione and Norine Borys.





Started by sponging some Distress Oxides onto some heavy white cardstock then misting to let the colors blend.  Stamped the Stampendous branch and berries with Gina K Amalgam black ink.  Watercolored the leaves with Inktense pencils by picking the color up from the pencil with a waterbrush.  The berries were watercolored using Twinkling H2Os for some shimmer.  Stamped the JOY sentiment from Gina K in red ink.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 8

Day 8 of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 with Ellen Hutson!  Awesome inspiration from Sharon Harnist and Emily Midgett.




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Playing with my new stamps and Foilmates from Gina K.  Die cut the Foilmates sentiment with a Reverse Confetti tag die.  Stamped the pine branchs and cones with Memento Northern Pine ink and colored the pine cones with some Touch Twin markers.  After stamping and coloring, I ran it through my laminator with some Radiant Red foil from Gina K.  Splattered some Twinkling H2Os red paint over the whole tag due to some of the foil transferring onto the pinecones.  Trimmed the edges and layered onto a green die cut tag.  Tied it off with some red and gold twine.

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The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 7

On to day 7 of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's blog.  Today's inspiration is from Heather Meeson and Lisa Spangler.


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 7 with Heather Meeson and Lisa Spangler


A very simple tag.  This is from Inkadinkado and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used a clear glaze gel pen on the JOY.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 6

I am loving The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's blog!  Day 6 is Woodgrain with inspiration from Laurel Beard and Carly Tee Minner!






Ran some Core'dinations textured cardstock through my Big Shot in a sticks folder then sanded the raised areas.  Splattered with some white acrylic paint.  Die cut the wreath from Gina K Charcoal Brown cardstock and added some berries with Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I had some wood elements in my stash and found these trees and snowflake.  Sprayed the trees with Seafoam Shimmer Mist and the snowflake with White Shimmer Mist.  The snowflake needed a little more, so I painted it with white acrylic paint and sprinkled with some crystal glitter while still wet.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 5

This is for Day 5 at The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's blog.
The featured artists for day 5 are the amazing Therese Calvird and Nicole Baez! 




This was a tough one to photograph!  The tag is die cut from some silver prism paper, very sparkly and holographic.  The tree from Stamplorations was die cut from some toner paper and foiled with some green fancy foil with lots of sparkle to it.  The sentiment from Tim Holtz was die cut from red glitter paper.  Used a red tinsel pipe cleaner to tie to the top of the tag.

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The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 4

Day 4 for the Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's.  Inspiration today from the very talented Michele Ferguson and Justine Hovey!


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 4 with Michele Ferguson and Justine Hovey


The tag background in sprayed with gold shimmer mist the used a stencil and sponged Versamark through the stencil.  Heat embossed the trees with some white ep with gold flecks and the moon with a light yellow ep.  The deer from Tim Holtz was die cut and heat embossed with Stampendous Spice ep with shades of browns and golds.  Splattered the background with some watered down white paint to look like snow.  Adhered the deer and tied a piece of red tinsel pipe cleaner to the top.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 3

More fun inspiration at Ellen Hutson's Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 with inspiration from Ardyth Percy-Robb and Kelly Marie Alvarez!


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 3 with Ardyth Percy-Robb and Kelly Marie Alvarez


Tag and polka dot cover die are from Reverse Confetti.  The base is Gina K Tranquil Teal and the polka dot cover is some light green glitter paper.  Star is die cut from light yellow glitter paper and the sentiment by Tim Holtz is die cut from a dark silver glitter paper.  Tied off with some Tim Holtz tinsel in turquoise.  Lots of sparkle irl!

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Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 2

So much fun playing along with The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's Blog   Day 2 has inspiration from Carissa Wiley & Sandy Allnock!


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 2 with Carissa Wiley and Sandy Allnock

The inspiration
12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 2 with Carissa Wiley and Sandy Allnock


Used an embossing folder on some Core'dinations Whitewash in kraft and sanded the raised "grout" lines.  Added a swirly circle for a wreath, added some greenery with touches of Stickles, some very old Prima flowers that has some liquid crystal drops covered with gold and pink glitter.  Tied it off with a piece of deep red raffia.

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Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 - Day 1

It's time for the Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom!  I love all of the inspiration and it helps me to get my gift tags made. Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist  Day 1 has inspiration by Jennifer McGuire and Carolyn Peeler.

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 – Day 1 with Jennifer McGuire and Carolyn Peeler


Started by smearing a couple of shades of peachy colored alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock and misting with alcohol to help blend the colors.  Die cut the deer from a piece that I had foiled and then inked with Distress Oxide in Raspberry Preserves and buffing to shine up the foil.  Die cut the Tim Holtz tree from some embossed foil.  Added the die cut strip which had double sided tape added to it and poured gold glitter into the slots.  Stamped the sentiment from a new Gina K set and tied with some died ribbon.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas Reindeer

Still working on getting my Christmas cards done and playing in the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - Shades of Gold.



The rectangle is my Golden Glitz ink pad applied directly to the card base and slid down a little to make it a little bigger.  The sentiment and reindeer are an old set from Inkadinkado and stamped in Encore Bronze ink.  A pretty simple one layer card!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow

Making some Christmas cards and playing along with Cardz 4 Guyz as inspiration.

Challenge #208 - Christmas Critters
Cardz 4 Guyz




Die cut the snow banks from white cardstock and sprayed with white shimmer mist and then added clear Stickles to the edges.  Stamped the little reindeer from Clearly Besotted on some light blue and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Stamped the falling snow from Altenew called Snowing with Versamark and heat embossed with white ep.  Added the snow banks after all the stamping and layered onto a Bordering Blue card base.  Stamped the sentiment in red and die cut the banner.  I added the closeup of the snow to show the sparkle and shimmer.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Just Us Girls #489 - Photo Week

It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls!  Lisa has chosen a very timely photo for our inspiration.  This will be our last challenge until the new year, so come play along with us!  We are taking the month of December to be able to prepare for the holidays and spend time with our family and friends.


I would like to thank Claire Garland for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer!  Come on over to JUGS to see how Claire and the rest of the amazing Design Team were inspired.


Found this image in my Christmas stash and went with it because of the presents with the bows under the tree.  Colored with Touch Twin markers and added some details with gel pens.

Come share your creation with us and you could be chosen as our next Designer, which would put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Twofer Wreaths

I love how the Twofer Card Challenge gets you to think out of the box by using the same image in two different ways! 


I wanted to play with my new Gina K Wreath Builder template and this is what I came up with.  I used my new Gina K set Something Good in Every Day.  The card on the left has the leafy branches stamped in Rose Gold ink and added some berries with a gel pen.  The card on the right stamped the leafy branches with Memento Bamboo Leaves and the berry stamp was used with red ink.  The JOY is a die from Concord & 9th cut from foiled Gina K Foil Mates background and foiled with Gina K Radiant Red foil, then inked with Distress ink in Peeled Paint.  The background was printed on a laser printer and was also foiled with the same red foil.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Just Us Girls #467 - Color Week

It's time for our Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Vicki has an awesome color combination for us to play with!


Once again, we have our amazing Guest Designer Claire Garland with us!  Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what Claire and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with these colors.


I went with a non-traditional Christmas color combo!  Die cut the tree from turquoise cardstock and added some orange gel pen ornaments/lights.  Die cut the star from yellow and added some clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  Stamped the sentiment with Gina K Tangelo Twist.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Shimmering Candles

Playing around with some Twinkling H2Os and am adding this to the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge.



Stamped the image from Stamplorations on watercolor paper and used Twinkling H2Os on the candles and flames.  Used Inktense watercolor pencils for the flowers and leaves.  Fussy cut the image, added the red cracked circle die cut from Tim Holtz's Shattered collection and layered onto a piece of green houndstooth paper.  Added some yellow Souffle gel pen dots to the flower centers.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Just Us Girls #466 - Trend Week

Ina is our hostess at Just Us Girls for our Trend Week Challenge and she has chosen to challenge us to use bleach on our creations.


Joining us again this week is Claire Garland as our November Guest Designer!  Come check out the JUGS blog to see how Claire and the rest of the Design Team have used bleach on their creations.


Pretty simple card and I love the effect of the bleach on the kraft!  I added bleach to a paper towel on a plate and used that as my ink pad tapping the stamp by Unity onto the bleach and then stamping onto the kraft.  Make sure to clean your stamp immediately after stamping with bleach!


Come on over to JUGS and show us how you used Bleach on your creation and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Candles on Kraft

Joining in over at Mod Squad Challenge where they are challenging us to Color on Kraft!

Modsquad Challenge


I love the look of coloring on kraft!  I started by heat embossing the image from Stamplorations in gold ep on kraft cardstock.  Pulled out my Prismacolor pencils and colored it in, blending with Gamsol.  Die cut the sentiment by Tim Holtz out of mirror gold cardstock and mounted it across the lower portion of the image.  Adhered to a red card base.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Just Us Girls #465 - Word Week

It's my turn to be hostess at Just Us Girls for Word Week and my Word is "Music".  Music is very versatile, you could use it for sympathy, birthday, Christmas or just about any occasion!


I'd like to welcome our November Guest Designer - Claire Garland!  Come on over to the JUGS Challenge Blog to see how Claire and the rest of the amazing Design Team have been inspired by the word Music!


I knew I wanted to use my brand new Gina K music background stamp and I combined it with a couple of older Gina K Sets.  Stamped the musical background in Memento Rich Cocoa on kraft.  Die cut the circle and inked the edge with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  Stamped the trees and the deer over the music using Memento Bamboo Leaves and using a brown marker for the trunks of the trees and the deer in Memento Espresso Truffle.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz stamped in Memento Northern Pine ink, die cut and inked around the edges just like the circle.  Added a piece of Gina K Blizzard patterned paper, sponging the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa and layered onto a piece of SU Crumb Cake.

Come share your creations with us at JUGS and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Stripes and Dots for Christmas

Playing around with a new die I got from Stamplorations and was inspired by the challenge at Double D Challenges - Stripes and Dots.

GRAB OUR BADGE!


I pulled out a couple of my neglected background stamps and stamped the stripes with Hero Arts Red Royal and the polka dots with Memento Pine Green all on kraft cardstock.  Die cut the fun tree from Stamplorations from a paint chip in a dark green and the sentiment from Tim Holtz in red.

Fun challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hauntingly Delightful

Finishing up my Halloween cards for my grandsons and used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.


Also adding this to the challenge at CAS on Friday to make a fall or Halloween card.

CAS on Sunday


Using a mix of stamps from Studio G (witch's shoes) and There She Goes (sentiment).  Colored the stockings with Prismacolor markers.  Added the bats, a Martha Stewart punch and added some clear Sakura Glaze gel pen to the bats and shoes.  The buckles on the shoes were colored with a silver Sakura metallic gel pen.

Thanks for taking a closer look!