Saturday, December 17, 2011

Scor-Pal and Authentique Paper Hop

Welcome to the Scor-Pal and Authentique Paper Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Emily Lanham's blog, if not you may want to go back and start at the Authentique Blog, so you don't miss anything. The Scor-Pal designers were lucky enough to get to work with the Splendid Collection. It really is beautiful. I created this Card Pouch from a template at Splitcoast Stampers.

Here you can see the pouch open with the cards inside. This would make a wonderful last minute gift (which also happens to be the challenge theme this month at Scor-pal, if you would like to play along!) Using the Scor-pal and Scor-tape, this holder is really quite easy to put together.

Here's the pouch with some of the cards out of the box.

It's time to hop on to Misty Buck's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment, for your chance to win a paper package from Authentique or a Scor-Buddy from Scor-pal. Blog comments will close on Monday, December 19th at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). Winners must have a Canadian/USA address. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 21 on the Scor-Pal and Authentique Blogs.

Blog Hop Order:

Authentique Paper –

Tifany DeGough -

Steph Ackerman -

Emily Lanham -

Gini Cagle -

Misty Buck -

Lisa Andrews -

Brenda Smith -

Katie Tate -

Cristine Redmond -

Kittie Franken -

Scor-Pal –

Window Shopping Tag

Well, I haven't played all 12 days of tags from Tim Holtz, but I'm having fun trying to get as many done as I can. This is my version of Day 10 (although the only thing that is similar to mine and Tim's is the Santa charm that I made). I love the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium
paper, and as I was looking thought it, saw this adorable scene that inspired my tag. The Graphic 45 paper pads always have two pages of each design, so I was able to fussy cut my window shoppers and pop them up from the base. I used several Tim Holtz dies for this tag - Tag and Book plates die for the base, Typeset Alphabet for my "Window Shopping" words, and Vintage Lace die for my accents. I cut these all using my Vagabond machine (which is a fantastic machine). The bling is some of Want2Scrap's gorgeous line that coordinates with Spellbinders dies (or you can use them alone like I did here). My small tag was from Canvas Corp, and I inked it up with some Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Maybe if I keep making tags, I can actually get my presents wrapped for Christmas!


Tim Holtz: Tag 10Link

Friday, December 16, 2011

Creative Inspirations Holiday Hop

Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? If not, maybe you will get a few last minute ideas from the Creative Inspirations Design Team. If you are one of those highly organized individuals who has been ready for months, than maybe we will inspire you to create something for next year!

I took some inspiration from Tim Holtz 12 Days of Tags - but of course, had to change things up a bit using Creative Inspirations Paint. I stamped and embossed my tag, and then, painted over the images with Rustic Red, and the wiped the excess off of my embossing with a paper towel. Next, I covered the entire tag with clear embossing powder and heat set it. For the holly and poinsettia, I painted Worldwin Vellum with Garnet and Emerald. After the paint was dry, I cut the shapes with dies, creased the paper a little and added them to the tag. I made a custom charm using Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14, the Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Round 14 , and the Metal Charms Round 14.

Creative Inspirations Paint
Creative Inspirations Paint

Now, your letter that you need to collect from me is M. So, you are ready to hop on to Kassi's blog!

Tim Holtz Tags: Day 9

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Flying By To Say Hi

I think I have been making Christmas projects since August - so I decided I needed a little break from the Holiday festivities! So I've got a card that is a little bit more spring inspired! I love the layering of the dies and patterns - I just think it makes for a fun card!

CottageCutz Dies
Bird With Flowers
Ornate Circle Frame
Leafy Foliage
Scallop Three Edger
Eyelet Edger

October Afternoon Papers
Inspired By Stamping The Sky's the Limit stamp set
Want2Scrap Pearls
Worldwin Papers Cardstock

Challenges:LinkCard Patterns: sketch

Frosty Tag

I've been trying to sneak in the 12 Days of Tags with Tim Holtz - so for my last post for the Robin's Nest, I was able to take on Tim's Day 4 challenge! I changed things up a bit, though, so I could use some sparkly Robin's Nest Papers.

Did you know that the glittered areas on Robin's Nest papers act as a wonderful resist? My snowman was cut out of White Snow Glitter Cardstock, but then I used Distress Stain in Broken China to change the color and to really highlight the designs. Next, I painted over the image with Rock Candy Crackle Paint. After it was dry, I rubbed Faded Jeans Distress Ink into the cracks. I think this was a fun change for the tag!

I've enjoyed being on the DT for the Robin's Nest for the past six months and although I didn't reapply for a second term, I know the ladies staying on will continue to inspire you, and the new crew as well! Thanks for your generosity throughout my time with you!
Robin's Nest Products
White Snow Glitter Cardstock
Creme Awning Silver Glitter
Chipboard Snowflakes
Velvet Ribbon

Tim Holtz tags: Day 4

Sunday, December 11, 2011

So Sweet with Crate and Epiphany Crafts

Crate Paper's Peppermint Collection is just fabulous! The papers can be used boldly or can be used soft and shabby as in this card.

Areas of snow were highlighted using Crystal Art Glitter.

Crate Paper Peppermint Collection Superior Quality Chipboard
Crate Paper Peppermint Collection Patterned PapersLinkCrate Paper Peppermint Collection Superior Quality Trims
Crate Paper Peppermint Collection Border Stickers
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Vintage Settings Tea Room
Art Glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Sizzix Embossing Folder Leaves and Diamonds
Want2Scrap Pearls
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik Repositionable

Simon Says: Christmas Photo Inspiration