Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Glass Christmas Ornament

How are we all doing with our Christmas shopping? Are you done?  Did you even start?
I feel like I have soooooo much to do yet! I am a bit of a it has definitely been Amazon to the rescue.   
Anyway, I do try to make a few ornaments each year and I did manage to find time to create a bit.
I have a box of odds and ends and this glass ornament was in there.
I covered the bottom half of the ornament with glossy accents and sprinkled Glamour Dust over it. While it was drying I used the Peony die from Whimsy Stamps and water color paper.  
I sponged Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Spiced Marmalade.  I sprinkled it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel.  I layered the flowers and used microbeads and a pearl for the centers of the flowers. The sentiment is part of the Abstract Christmas   stamp set. I stamped it with black Memento ink and then cut it into a banner shape.  Everything was layered and glued into place. 
I may not have all of my shopping done, or cookies baked, but at least I got my act together as far as my tree is concerned! LOL!  
I just thought I'd share my family from Thanksgiving. (See? Procrastinator.....Thanksgiving was weeks ago already! Sheesh!) Almost 26 years with this guy.
My two kids all grown up.  Cortney is 23 now and Kyle is 21, soon to be 22. 
Geez, I do feel old!! 
I always love your visits! 

Distress Ink Mini Pad - Picked RaspberryDistress Ink Mini Pad - Spiced MarmaladeGlossy AccentsDecoArt® Glamour DustPeony Flower DieAbstract Christmas Clear StampsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Trio of Trees!

Hi there my crafty friends!
I have a trio of cards to share with you today using this super cool stamp set called, Abstract Christmas.   I wanted to play around with the colors a bit and see how many different looks I could get. 
This first card uses the very traditional color scheme of red and green. 
The tree was colored with Copic markers and cut out using coordinating die.  I covered the entire thing with glossy accents.  Once it was dry, I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I added Stickles Glitter glue on top of several circles. 
The background was done  with green Tim Holtz ink. The "snowflakes" were added with the Polka Dot stencil and texture paste.  The sentiment was done using the Christmas Mini Tag Sentiments set. I added white ribbon tied with jingle bells.  Lastly, I adhered a few coordinating sequins.  
For my next card I used various pastel shades of Copic markers to make a softer version of the card above.  
For my last card I used shades of red and aqua.  There is something about this color scheme that says "retro" to me.   
Here is a last look at all 3 cards!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Abstract Christmas Clear StampsPolka Dot StencilChristmas Mini Tag SentimentsOpaque Matte Finish Texture Paste

Stickles Glitter Glue - Star DustGlossy AccentsCopic Sketch - R05 Salmon RedCopic Sketch - R46 Strong RedCopic Sketch - R89 Dark RedCopic Sketch - B00 Frost BlueCopic Sketch - B04 Tahitian BlueCopic Sketch - BG0000 Snow GreenCopic Sketch - G05 Emerald GreenCopic Sketch - RV000 Pale PurpleCopic Sketch - RV11 Pink

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Big Changes!

 Good morning! 
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Monday, November 26, 2018


Hello my crafty friends!  
I know, I know, I just had a post yesterday! What's wrong with me?  Two posts back to back?  Unheard of right?  But I have to tell you that this Paper Door kit is not going to available forever, so I had to show you another project with it!
I just love pink and blue together, and combined with these cute stamps? We have a winner, winner chicken dinner!

I stamped each image with Black Memento Ink and colored the stamps with Copic markers.  (The links to the individual colors are below).  The circles were cut using die cuts.  I used Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry to give them color and added glossy accents to the bottoms.  I sprinkled it with Glamour Dust. I also added White Nuvo drops for added snow.  Once it was all dry, I attached my stamped images using Crafty Foam Tape.  
I used the blue glittery paper and vellum included in the kit.  I stamped the sentiment from the Abstract Christmas Clear stamp set.  I tied a pink gingham ribbon with jingle bells to the top.  
I am so glad you popped on by today!

Abstract Christmas Clear StampsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackGlossy AccentsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteCopic Sketch - E47 Dark BrownCopic Sketch - E49 Dark BrownCopic Sketch - C0 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - C7 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - C9 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - B00 Frost BlueCopic Sketch - B05 Process BlueCopic Sketch - YR23 Yellow OchreNuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply WhiteDecoArt® Glamour DustDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Picked Raspberry