Thursday, December 27, 2012

Year's End Tags-2012

Good Evening bloggers, I have finally had a chance to get the last two tags of the year done, before the end of the year, lol. I have been unable to find the mirrored sheets that Tim used on the 'joy' tag so I just used some foil that I had in my stash.  I didn't purchase the blueprint snowman stamp as I didn't think I would ever use it again.  I borrowed one from someone and didn't stamp it enough to be able to make a third layer for his hat but thought it still turned out pretty good.  I also didn't put them on cards.  I have mine all hanging from a metal scroll that I have hanging on my studio wall with little clips.  Hope you got yours done too!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Morning Peeps, have been very busy this holiday season but I wanted to drop by and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year's.  The star I made below in my last post was a big hit at the Christmas party Saturday night at my little sister's.  We had to have a short demo before I left for home Sunday morning, lol.  It was alot of fun.  You should see the little tree I won.  That's for another post.  I can show you the ATC for the December club this month.  I had originally taken a sneek peek photo but never got it posted.  Anyway, here's a look at the finished one.

The wreath is, of course, Tim Holtz, as is the sentiment. the candy cane I made out of sculpey clay and the little cutie in the middle of the wreath is my daughter at about 6-7 years old.  The "snow" around the outside edge is from Close to my Heart.  You just basically write with it and then you heat it with your heat tool and it bubbles up like that, pretty cool.  I think it's called liquid applique.  Then I just added some red stickles over the gold embossed sentiment.  The theme was "Christmas with a Twist" so I just used the candy cane as my twist., lol!

Here's a shot of the little cottonball trees I made for the two gals I work with.  They are made out of styrofoam cones, 3" squares of fabric, cottonballs and 3/4" straight pins.  You just fold your fabric over the cottonball and pin it to the cone in a jagged manner overlapping the layer before.  I put a little star on top of one and a round angel on the other one.  Then I added little streamers of ribbon with a bow tied up at the top.  They turned out pretty cute as well.  A lady that lives next door to my father in Mesa, AZ had one on her coffee table when I was there a couple of years ago and I thought it was so cute, I asked her if I could disect it to see how it was made and she was all for it, lol.

Hope you all have a wonderful Merry Christmas!!!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Long time, no blog...

Hey there bloggers, didn't realize it had been so long since I dropped in.  Have been busy I guess.  We are learning some new software at work and have been baking and making some goodies for my Annual Christmas Tea Party next weekend so I have been a pretty busy girlie of late.  Have slept some in there and been doing some physical therapy on my leg too, no wonder I'm tired when I fall into bed at night.  It's kept me off the streets and out of the bars though, so that's a good thing, lol.

Found this little snowflake on The Gentleman Crafters blog.  He made a video and then someone he knows made one with her little boy, it was pretty cute.  I watched his first, then hers.  Jim used the tiny attacher to assemble his snowflake and his friend used hot glue.  I think the hot glue would have been easier to work with.  I made a smaller snowflake than he did and it was hard to get the tiny attacher in some of those tight little spaces, pretty tricky.  Hot glue would have definitely worked better, note to self.  Any way, I embellished mine with gold stickles and embossing powder and a mist of heirloom gold Perfect Pearls Mist.  Then I set about adding a bauble.  That turned out to be pretty labor intensive but it worked out in the end.  See what you think.

I started with 4 inch squares, I think he used 12 inch squares and his was huge.  Which would be cool if you were going to hang it from the ceiling or something.  Pretty cool hugh?

I'll be back later with some photos of my December ATC.  They have been done for a while now but don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet, no copying, lol!!!  The theme for December was Christmas with a twist and you had to use a photo as the embellishment.  I really like how mine turned out.  More on that later.

In the meantime, hope your holiday preparations are going well and you have a joyous Holiday Season!