Sunday, October 30, 2011

Glittery Christmas Tag...

I wanted to share my sparkly, glittery Christmas Bear Tag. It was made using one of the older cutting files from Treasure Box Designs.
I made my tag using the Winter Wonderland cut files. This is just one of the many patterns in the set.
I had so much fun making this tag. I added sparkle and shine everywhere. I love the way the glitter shows up on the bear looking like tiny icicles.
I created a snowy hill on the bottom of the tag and some dripping snow to the top of the tag and coated them with fine glitter. I also added some sparkly snowflakes for added interest. I put a little snowball in his hand too :)
I mounted everything onto some decorative Christmas paper first, and then added it to a plain tag. I popped the bear and snowflakes up using dimensional's, and added a sheer white ribbon. This tag will be perfect to sparkle up someone's Christmas present this holiday!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Time Made Easy Color Challenge

It's time for another My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge. Here's this weeks palette colors.
I chose to make a hot cocoa mix treat holder. I tucked some hot cocoa mix and a small baggie of marshmallows inside. It could be given along with a cute coffee mug or tucked into a gift basket.
I used the digital images from the Grab A Cup stamp set, paired with the sentiments from Fancy A Cuppa digital set. My background paper is from the new Mrs. Candy Claus digital paper. I love all the background papers from My Time Made Easy.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Boo Bat Hanging Treat Holder

Here's a cute little hanging treat holder I whipped up this afternoon, using a Treasure Box Designs past freebie Bat.
I cut the bat out of gray card stock so the eyes would show up a little better. And I didn't have any off black paper, so I used what I had.
I chalked him with dark purple and highlighted him with a white gel pen. I did a little doodling with a black sharpie pen too :)
The pocket in front will hold a candy treat and the hole is made to hang on a bottle. Or cut a slit  on one side of the hole and hang it on a door knob instead. I put candy straws in mine, but a candy bar would fit too.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Time Made Easy Halloween Palette Challenge

I loved working with the colors in this weeks My Time Made Easy pretty  palette challenge.
Here's the card I made using a MTME digital image.
I layered my cardstock colors on a kraft card base. The green striped paper is from Stampin' Up.
I colored my image with Copic markers, added a stamped sentiment tag, and finished it off with a purple grossgrain ribbon.
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Happy Fall Lambie Pie

Here's an Autumn greeting card I created using another of Lisa Craig's Primsy Doodle Designs cute digital stamps.
I love all of Lisa's images. They have such happy adorable facial expressions. Working with these images just puts a smile on my face.
I colored this image with Copic markers and added highlights with a white gel pen. The papers I used were in my stash and the cover was missing, so sorry I can't tell you the makers name.
If you haven't visited Primsy Doodle Designs before, I urge you to go check out her wonderful collections of digital images. She has both the stamp images as well as the precolored images. They are perfect for all of your crafting projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photo Frame and Snowflakes....

A photo frame and snowflakes have nothing to do with each other. It's just that I am going to share two of the projects I made today....a photo frame and  some cute snowflake ornaments.  First up is the photo frame.
I love creating items that are cute as well as functional. This frame has a sturdy little stand built into the back that holds the frame up by itself. And you can slide the photo in from the side.
I added a scallop border across the top. The adorable paper pieced penguin is from Treasure Box Designs 'Holiday Cheer' cutting files. The Merry Christmas title was a TBD freebie.
I popped him up on some dimensional's and added holly berries and polka dots using Stickle's (Icicles & Christmas Red). I think he'd  be perfect to hold a Baby's First Christmas photo.

Next I'd like to share these cute little snowflake ornaments.
They were created using diecut snowflakes and the cute 'Face Stamps' from Treasure Box Designs. There are 2 different sets of face stamps available. I have them both and love them. It takes all the guess work out of making faces.
I added some chalk shading and also white highlights with my gel pen to bring them to life. They are just so much fun.
Add a little sparkly glitter, punch a hole and add some string and they're ready to hang on the tree or anywhere you want to add a touch of whimsy.
Visit Treasure Box Designs to check out the Face Stamps and all the cute cutting files, and get a head start on your holiday crafting!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Turkey Time

Thank you so much to everyone that sent me messages of hope and prayers for me and my family during the loss of our Mother. I appreciate each and every one of you so much!
I decided it's time to get back to being creative. I need to concentrate on something that keeps my mind's a cute little bottle tag holder I made using the 'Turkey Time' cutting file from Treasure Box Designs.
The pocket is big enough to tuck a card or tag into or can just hold a powdered flavor packet, like I did here.
 This is such a cute cutting file. I plan on using it to make napkin rings for a Thanksgiving Day table setting too. Go check out the many files on Treasure Box Designs. And if you aren't already our fan, go like our Facebook Fan page where you can participate in some fun games like Trivia Tuesday and Fan-tabulous Friday to win free files.
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