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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!

Suzz

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! :)

Suzz

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!

Suzz

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!


Suzz

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

Suzz

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. :)

Suzz

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!

Suzz