Saturday, January 14, 2012

Calendar #2

I've just finished the second calendar. I think it turned out even better than the first one. I used some CTMH elements on it and some TH elements and I love how they are meshed together. I'm positive the recipient will adore this calendar. There is not another one like it anywhere in the world, lol! Hope you all have a great Saturday and GO BRONCOS!!!!! Hugs, ~Jody

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Better late than never..................

I have finished the first four tags of the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. Ya, a little behind but who cares. First up is the Noel. I changed the color of the glitter to a turquoise blue. I thought that his white glitter didn't stand out much from the whiteish back ground of the snowflakes. My pennant is a little bigger also so I added another pine cone up in the top left hand corner and more festive greenery. I also used the bigger banner because of the size, as well. So pretty! Second up is the Deer. Looks pretty much like his except I had to run the decorative banner up one side as opposed to his being across the bottom of his tag. My wreath is actually a sparkly pipe cleaner. Added just that little bit of sparkle that was needed. Next up is the Christmas one. This is actually a stamp that has an embossing folder that matches it. It was a little tricky to match them up. Tim said to shift it down about an eighth of an inch but that didn't work for mine. I had it dead on and it seemed to work better for me. I like the heirloom glitter spray that this was sprayed with, very vintage looking, I think.Tag #4 is very festive. Love the feather in the hat along with the pearls. Forgot to add that when I took the first picture so had to go back and add it. Adds a lot, I think. The '25' cut out is very fun too. Those mover and shapers that he has are quite cute, will need to get some more of those. Even the plastic packaging that we cut out of the flurries die turned out great. Will take time out to make a few more calendars first but I will be back with some more tags in a few days. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, ~Jody

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Latest Creation

Took a break from the 12 tags of Christmas to make a calendar for my craft room. Got the inspiration from Anne's Paper Fun blog and added a bit to make it my own. It turned out so well, I dearly love it. I used the bottom of a CTMH box (cardboard), covered most of it with Ranger's Distress Crackle paint-Picket Fence and let it dry. I printed the calendar days on my computer and distressed them with vintage photo and a few wrinkles of the hand. Then I placed them as evenly as I could, lol, on the cardboard and went to town embellishing. The hanger I made from a regular wire hanger, improvised. I didn't purchase anything, I just used stuff that I have in my stash. The '2012' is black embossed with a CTMH stamp on to grungeboard and cut out. Too, too, cute!!! Is that not the cutest calendar you have ever seen??? Now to make a few more for gifts! Hope your 2012 is going well! Hugs, ~Jody