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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Season's Greeting

Day 17!

I loved this beautiful paper (from Authentique I believe) that I created a second tag with different hints of color in the flowers.

I added a bird nestled in the flowers with a touch of music.

Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Beauty of the Season

Another one of my favorites today from my 25 birds of Christmas.  A little more shabby chic and a touch of homespun charm with the gingham ribbon.
The birds are Stampendous.  I colored them with Staedtler watercolor pencils and cut them out to pop them up.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!  I am getting so close to my vacation!  I can't wait for long days full of family time, inking and maybe catching up on some projects around the house that don't get that much attention! :)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Parisian Holiday

Day 15!  I am not ready that is for sure!  I have been out buying gifts, decorating and doing lots of holiday activities but our first family get together is on Sunday and I am not fully prepared.  I will need to get in some serious gift wrapping this week.

This tag was inspired by the tissue tape from Cavallini  & Co. which had lovely French images and birds. I mixed it in with some stamping and a few embellishments.

A Parisian Holiday!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snowy Snowy Trees

 The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is anything goes! Perfect for any of your last minute tags, cards, gift wrapping embellishments..

 I was inspired to create a Christmas card with a lovely nighttime color and decided to layer in a series of trees and then finish it off with vellum overlay.

I used a brayer to apply the layers of color from darkest to light.

I die cut the birches and stamped wood grain over the trees and sponged the edges.  I had to cut a bit more of the ground to make it the width of the background.

I applied a little versamark along the bottom and sprinkled on a mix of snow like embossing powder and heated it up and added a few extra white pieces across the surface and heated it from underneath so it wouldn't blow away.

I then stamped the sentiment and deer and embossed them with brown embossing powder.

Products: Memory Box - Birch Die, Stampendous Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder, DarkRoom Door Wood Grain, Simon Says Exclusive Stamps - Holiday Greetings, Brown Embossing powder, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Versamark Watermark Ink, Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Memento - Paris Dusk, Lilac Posies, Rose Bud, Vellum, Brayer

Come join in all the fun and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!


Peace On Earth

I love how this turned out.  The teal and silver together and the touch of softness.

I stamped the background using the new Darkroom Door Eclectic stamps - Snowflakes and splattered a hint of silver on the background.  The frame was embossed in silver.  I  cut the bird and inked him up in blue. 

Products: Darkroom Door - Eclectic snowflakes, Memory Box Bird Die, Idea-ology Holiday Remnants, Sizzix Die, Ranger Archival Ink


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Joy, Hope & Wonder

A slow start.. today... I have all my tags done but finding them in all my photos is another thing...

The colors didnt' photograph today the way I had hoped but I had a lovely minty green along with coral to give a pretty alternative mix of reds & greens.

 I stamped the background with a background stamp of stars stamped in the light green. I colored the stars in with coral/pink and outlined them with white. 
I stamped the bird on the branch (Stampers Anonymous - Visual Artistry)  I stamped the bird again and popped him up.

I added the sentiment (Penny Black)  one of my Christmas favorites.  That's it for today. Tomorrows is beautiful if I say so myself. :)


Friday, December 12, 2014

On Ice

These little penguins are out in their Christmas finery.  I provided a crown on Mr. Penguin with half of a snowflake and Mrs. has a glittery gem necklace.

There is a tulle tuft on top but it is hard to see in the photo. The background is stamped with Ranger Archival Ink - Rose Madder using Memory Box - Vintage Christmas Words.  The images are from Penny Black - Nature Walk. 

Yeah Friday again and the weekend!