Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Twelve Days Till Christmas Challenge ~~Week Two

Hi Everybody. It's week TWO on Linda's challenge and have to say I had a blast. I tried using a aluminum tag by running it through a TH embossing plate and then using alcohol inks but messed it up big time. I need practice with this technique LOL.I was inspired by Linda's tag by using the aluminum however so I saved it by then running it through Tim's doily die and went from there. The snow flakes were painted with metallic white paint and then covered in fine glitter dust.I can't stop using the platinum embossing powder with this color theme. I used a Crafty Secrets Santa image and framed the sentiment using Linda's red burlap from her store.She has an amazing selection so check her out. I also highlighted the top left corner with a awesome metal snow flake. Red tule and a sweet bell is used for hanging. I'm loving this challenge so come check it out. Just think how ahead of the game you will be with all those ready made tags. Thanks for checking in and love your comments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tea for Two and Friendship with You

I just can't get get enough of these fun little pockets. I don't know if it's the tags I love to create or just the idea of making a cute little parcel for a friend. So today I wanted to share my Tea for Two pocket that will be used as a thank you or just a sweet friendship gift. I started with the 7X 5 inch manila folder to make the pocket sturdy and covered it with shabby chic pink floral paper. The tea pot stamp was a gift and I have had sitting on my desk just waiting for the right project.The sweet venis lace heart is from my favorite store and the sweet rose came from Michaels. I adorned it with a heavy rhine stone trim and bobbles. The stick pin is from a stash and has a charm that says made with love along with a tiny key.
"Hold a friend with both your hands"
is a favorite qoute that I wanted to use
. Inside it has a sweet pocket full of tea bags (Thank you Maryanne from a pocketfullofvintage on YT), some honey sticks for dipping and tags that are stamped with more friendship quotes. I hope you enjoy your week and can take some time to think about your friends or maybe just take some time and have a cup of tea.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

12 Tags of Christmas Challenge with Funkie Junkie

I have to tell you that when I saw Linda's 12 tags of Christmas challenge on her I was filled with excitement. I don't know if it's that I love making tags and I haven't in a while or just the thought of Christmas which is a favorite time year for me. So I jumped aboard and today want to share my first tag. I don't know if I will make all 12 but we'll see. I took her inspiration and painted the 8 inch large tag with my new acrylic Metallic toupe paint after sending it through the TH embossing folder. I then got out my platinum embossing powder from my friend Joan (thank you Joan) and embossed the top, bottom and the TH Wings and Heart die cut which I cut it out of corrugated chipboard.Next it was all about the glitter dust on the wings which I just love. I then added Linda's Venise lace heart from her store along with a sweet rose. The chipboard sentiment is a K&Company. Linda's mesh ribbon and lace from my stash are tied at the top. I was so inspired by Linda's colors she used and the heart and wings although I reversed it a bit. Hope you enjoy my tag and jump on over to the Funkie Junkie bog and store for a visit.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Vintage Gift Pouches

Hi my blogger friends. Hope you are enjoying cool fall days and you are getting in some happy, scrappy time. Yesterday I got to spend time with my 95 year old father in law while my husband took off to Lawrence KS. for the KU/Rice football game. I packed up some scrappy happiness, headed to his house and laid it all out on his dining room table. While the Western channel was blasting in the back ground I got deep into making these little vintage pouches. I needed a small gift bag earlier this week but didn't have anything on hand so had to resort to the dollar store. Never again! OHHH, I love how they turned out. The small brown paper bags I got at a little store behind us. They are always happy to give me extras and the paper I used are mostly scraps. Thanks for visiting and email with questions or better yet...leave a comment .