Friday, December 30, 2011

Tim Holtz in the Making

On Christmas Eve I was playing with my Vagabond making Reindeers for cards.  Will was very interested in what I was doing.  So I asked him if he would like to have a turn.  I got a huge grin and a big Yes.  So he got to cut out a few of the reindeers.  I then let him colour them with Distress inks and the inking tool.

Just look at that technique.  He was actually pretty good at it.  I think it is fantastic that he has an interest in doing craft with me.  He is just so patient.  Just love him so much.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas

Don't you just love Christmas??

I love having 3 boys that get totally excited that Santa is on his way.  I just love our tree.  I goes all the way to the roof.  It looks even better with heaps of presents under it.

Each of the boys have their own Santa sack.  So we put those out for Santa to fill with lots of goodies.  We also put out some chocolates and milk for Santa.

We also put out special Reindeer food.  They look so cute in these little Santa hat containers.

I just loved watching the kids get so excited to out it all out and then rush off to bed.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Gift Tag

I am going to a clients Christmas Party and we are doing a secret Santa gift exchange.  This client gets all the staff to fill out a form listing the items that they do not like and the gifts that would be ideal.  The person that I got only wants an voucher like itunes.  I did not really want to juts wrap up a voucher and thought it would be much nicer to make them a tag to put it in.  Just makes it feel a little more like Christmas.

I first stamped the tag using a music text stamp and Sepia Archival Ink.  Then I stamped the Merry Christmas using Versamark and clear embossed it.  Next I used the new Tim Holtz Season Distress Ink Festive Berries to colour the card.  I then sprayed it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.

I used the Tim Holtz On the Edge Die - Townscape.  I cut it out using Grunge Paper and then coloured the houses using Distress Inks.  I then put on some Picket Fence Distress Stain on the roof and dried that then added some Distress Stickles for texture and dimension.  Next I used Glossy Accents to stick it onto my tag.

I then cut out two leaf sprays from the Bigz Tattered Pine Cone die and then the berries from the Bigz Holly Branch die to make the spray at the top of the tag.  I inked the leaf sprays with Evergreen Bough from the Seasonal Distress Inks range.  I then used pearl stickles to do the edged.

I love a simple idea like this that make a simple gift more special.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Daycare Days

I so love the photos that the boys had at daycare this year.  This one of Will is just so cute.  He has such a cheeky look on this face - I just love it!!

I have used the We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodles paper range for this layout.  I have used a Tim Holtz Borderline Barbed wire mask on the base cardstock.

I have continued the barbed wire theme, by drawing it around the edge of the base cardstock and on the red patterned paper.  I like all the different layers in this photo.

To add a little dimension I have stuck down this cool little number 4 embellishment that matches the paper range.  I have also distressed the photo and corner of the paper.  I also added a little bit journalling.  I used a journal card from the 4x6 paper pad and then added a star sticker and colour in the rest.

This is a cute little layout that really draws your attention to the photo.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Creative Feet

This  is a quick layout that I did to play with some new stamps that I got the other week.  I took this photo of the feet of some of my crafting friends that were in visiting Pages 2 Scrap.

I used the new Picket Fence Distress Stain on the edges of the layout.

I then used a used a border screen and distress ink to create the background.

I also stamped some images with Versamark and clear embossing powder, then inked over it with distress ink.  I just love how it resisted the ink.

I needed something for the corner of this photo, so I went to my trusty Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch.

Just love this quote.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Finishing Projects - Sizzix Class

One of our suppliers holds a fantastic creative event every year in May.  At this event we get to do lots of classes with teachers from the manufacturers.  It is 3 days of classes and of course we also get to shop in the warehouse.

We generally share the classes between the staff.  This year I participated in the Sizzix class.  We got to create this fun banner using this chipboard album.  This project has been sitting in my scrap room unfinished since we got back - yes I know how bad that is.  So I finally got it out and finished it off.

We used the Tim Holtz Paper Rosette die to make these embellishments.  The background was done using Core'dinations cardstock then running it through the Big shot using various embossing folders.

 We also used acetate in a flower die and then embossed it with the Big Shot to create this cute flower embellishment.

It was a fun class to do and get to actually get to sit down and do a class.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Got your nose...

Just a very quick and simple layout.  I just love this photo of Will and Joe. 

I did add a little Crackle Accents to the stars for a bit of dimension.

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