Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sketch Saturday #490 Thanks Card

Today is my day to post a card at Sketch Saturday for #490.  The sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs.
This cute bear will be linking up at:

Sketch Saturday (#490 see sketch below)
Cute Card Thursday (Birds/Animals)
Simon Says Stamp (Furry Animals)
Tuesday Throwdown (So Very Thankful)
TGIF Challenges (Gratitude)

CARD RECIPE:
Digital Stamp -- Crafty Sentiments Designs
Markers -- Staedtler
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup
Diecuts -- Sizzix and Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper Crimper -- Fiskars
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M



Friday, November 17, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags -- Noel Shaker Tag


Found a little time this afternoon to do another tag for 25 Days of Christmas Tags which is on day 17.  The guest is Jillibean Soup which is one of my favorite companies.  I was inspired by Jaclyn Ranch's tag which used an alphabet to spell "joy" and the "o" was a shaker element.  I had one of the Jillibean soup star shaker elements and decided to spell noel .  I inked the tag with Distress Oxide inks,  inked the stars and then used some glitter Mod Podge  to add some sparkle.  I went over the white chipboard letters with glitter Mod Podge.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in white to outline the star shaker element (which has clear and white seed beads inside).  I'm linking my tag up to:

25 Days of Christmas Tags (Day 17 -- Guest/Jillibean Soup)

Winter Wonderland Challenge (Tag - You're It!)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamp -- Jillibean Soup (jb1126)
Ink Pads -- Distress Oxide (Candied Apple and Lucky Clover) and Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Nuvo Crystal Drops (White) -- Tonic Sutdios
Watercolor Paper -- Canson
Star Shaker Insert -- Jillibean Soup 
Tag and Alphabet Diecuts -- Sizzix
Seed Beads -- Crafts, Etc.
Ribbon -- American Crafts
Christmas Twine -- Recollections

Thursday, November 16, 2017

25 Days Of Christmas Tags -- Clear Joy Tag

Today is day 16 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags (read all about it here).  Ellen Hutson LLC is the guest and sponsor for day 16.  I was inspired by Carly Tee Minner's tag which was a clear shaker tag with pretty turquoise holly leaves.  I decided to create a "faux" shaker clear tag.  I used clear Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to create a rectangle on the clear diecut tag.  Then I carefully sprinkled it with multi-colored seed beads.  I diecut my holly leaves from turquoise burlap and used some red Nuvo crystal drops to accent the leaves (and outline the seed beads)  I was happy to find some turquoise alphabet beads in my crafty stash to spell "joy."  This was just a FUN tag to make.  Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day.

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb1126)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Turqoise Burlap -- DCWV
Diecuts -- Sizzix
Seed Beads -- Crafts, Etc.
Alphabet Beads -- Darice
Red Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Red Crystal Drops -- Nuvo

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

25 Days Of Christmas Tag -- Penguin Tags


Today is day 15 at 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  If you are a newbie like me, then read all about it here.  The guest is Muse: ChristmasVisions and I was inspired by Chriss's penguin tag.  I inked both tags with Distress Oxide ink pads and  used glitter Mod Podge to give them sparkle.  I could have made tags all day but alas I had chores to do.  I need to teach my dog and cats to vacuum and do  laundry so I can craft longer.  Wink.  These little happy feet penguins will be linking up at:

25 Days of Christmas Tags (Day 15 - Guest Is Muse: ChristmasVisions)
Muse ChristmasVisions (Christmas or Winter Theme With Snow)
Mod Squad Challenge (Merry and Bright)
Little Red Wagon (Penguins and Polar Bears)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0665)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and Tim Holtz Distress Oxides (Lucky Clover, Candied Apple and Salty Ocean)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Markers -- Staedtler
Tag Die -- Sizzix
Snow Pen -- Marvy/Uchida
Snowflake Punch -- EK Success
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Striped Clothespin -- American Crafts
Ribbon -- American Crafts
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days Of Christmas Tags -- Snowmen Tag


I am joining in on the fun at 25 Days of Christmas Tags for day 14.  It is over at Tracey McNeeley's blog (In My Creative Opinion).  If you are a newbie like me, then read all about it here.  Today I was inspired by Tenia Nelson's tag.  I liked how she heat embossed her sentiment on vellum and stapled it at the bottom.  I also liked her touches of gold embossing so I embossed my snowflake images with gold embossing powder.  These frosty fun snowmen will be joining:

25 Days of Christmas Tags (Day 14 -- Guest Concord & 9th)
Make My Monday (#59 Snow Fun)
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge (Outdoor Activities --- Mine is building snowmen.)
Addicted To Stamps Challenge (Use more than one stamp -- I used six.)
Winter Wonderland Challenge (Tag - You're It!)

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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb1125)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Black Pigment), Cherry and Watermark
Embossing Powder -- Stampendous (Black Detail and Gold Detail)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Paper -- Canson
Patterned Paper -- October Afternoon
Vellum -- Stampin'Up!
Tag Diecut -- Sizzix
Corner Rounder -- Fiskars
Mini-Staples -- Tim Holtz
Misc. -- Baker's Twine and Narrow Ribbons

Monday, November 13, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags -- Llama Burlap Tag


Today is day 13 at Tracy McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. If you are a newbie like me, then read all about it here.  I have been looking forward to the day when Neat and Tangled would be the guest as I had their new Fa La La Llama stamp set.  I have been collecting a few sets with llamas and fell in love with this one because it tops the charts on the CUTE factor.  So I was definitely inspired by Brianna Loefflebein's llama tag today!  :)

For this tag, I backed a piece of red inked chipboard with natural colored burlap.  I went around the edges with glitter Mod Podge to give it sparkle (also dry brushing some on the edges of the mats, stamped scarf, blanket on llama, gift and top of clothes pin).  Remember my crafty shopping trip last week to get black and white gingham I was out of?  Are you surprised that even more ended up in my shopping cart?  I got the Christmas baker's twine and pretty red and white fibers too.  Used them on top of today's tag for the finishing touch. Who says I don't use what I buy?  (Except my hubby and he doesn't count....besides who listens to him anyway when crafty shopping!!!  Wink!)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Neat & Tangled (Fa La La Llama)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black and Cherry)
Markers -- Staedtler
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Burlap -- DCWV
Cardstock -- Recollections
Tag Die and Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Striped Clothespin -- American Crafts
Jewels -- KI Memories
Baker's Twine and Fibers -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tag -- Owl and Fox Tags


I'm joining in on the fun again at 25 Days of Christmas Tags for Day 12.  If you are a newbie like me, then you can read all about it here.  Today's guest was Lawn Fawn.  I was inspired by all the cute tags with Lawn Fawn animals on them.  I didn't have a Lawn Fawn Christmas set but had their Critters In The Forest set. I have had this set a long time and had never even opened it.   I drew the Santa hats with a black liner pen so the animals would look more festive.  I also diecut red felt for the base of my tags.  I used my typewriter again to create the sentiments on each tag.  Hope you are having a good afternoon.  It is rainy here and I have settled in to watch a movie and cuddle with one of my "fur" babies.

These will also be playing at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge of using your oldest Lawn Fawn set.

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Fawn Lawn (Critters In The Forest Set)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Red Felt -- The Stamps of Life
Patterned Paper -- Jilllibean Soup
Diecuts -- Tattered Lace
Ribbon -- MSPCI
Typewriter --We R Memory Keepers
Holly -- Hobby Lobby