Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SNOW day......

toooooo funny....I have to tell you my kiddo were rather upset that we got a Nor'easter over Christmas break.....REALLY REALLY MAD is more like it....but thems are the breaks kiddos!!

but.....this is what I found when I opened my door Monday morning....we got over 16" of snow over night and into the morning
is all I have to say!! It was over my knees as I shoveled my way to my car.....but I LOVED IT!!!

So what does one do on such a day as that......CREATE is what I say...and what I did!!

Let's Capture Our Memories is having a "Twelve Days of Christmas" Challenge....this is day Eight....requirement... to use Chipboard....and hence the Snowman and one of the trees!!! Lysie wasn't too happy I used some of the photos I chose....but I found them on my memory card so guess what... FAIR GAME!!

For this layout, the Eleventh Day of Christmas, the requirement was 3 different ribbon/laces. I printed the "goofy" picture of Lysie....too funny she doesn't have a problem with this one....in B/W, Sepia and Color. I then cut the picture up and collaged it!! I LOVE THIS GIRL!!

As you can see, I am creating in NO PARTICULAR order.....which would be me!!! Counting the days till Friday when I will be able to get the rest of the creative ideas out of my head......YIPPEE!!

OK.....SO..... the new Paper Issues is up.....go check it out.

and MARK YOUR CALENDAR......January 5-January12....the Zutter Zisters are having a Blog Hop...you definitely won't want to miss this!! A GRAND PRIZE.....a Zutter Supply Pack...Owires, Covers, Cover-Alls and SURPRISES!! so MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

my SNOW tree.....

I created this little ditty about a month and a half ago...it's been on display in the store....then home for what seems weeks and I just got the opportunity to photo it today!!

It was created using the Tattered Leaves die and different white/beige fabrics and Multi Medium.

Simple yet elegant!! Love it!!

Hoping everyone had an AMAZING Christmas and wishing all a HAPPY & SAFE New Year....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let it Snow....Let it Snow...Let it Snow!!!

We have been in perpetual snow showers here in Northern New Hampshire....it sure is BEAUTIFUL. Having grown up in NH....there is nothing like a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!

The beauty...the silence.....GORGEOUS!! I just had to go out to my back yard and snap a few photos.

I was inspired by the snow to create a layout using Bo Bunny's Midnight Frost.....love love love oh did I say love that line!! I also got a new Spellbinders die.....Snowflake Pendant die...OMW and of course Tim Holtz Snow Flurries~On the Edge die....


I cut a few snowflakes out of a mystery paper I had, to create masks. I then spritzed on some of my Faded Jeans Reinker mixture (Faded Jeans Reinker Ink, Mini Mister, Perfect Pearls and Water), then I outlined the snowflakes with White Opal Liquid Pearls. (this will take a bit to dry)

I then cut additional snowflakes from Mulberry Paper and Crenoline. I then spritzed the Mulbery paper with my Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood Reinker mixtures.

I cut paper from the Snow Flurries "On the Edge" die and painted on some Rock Candy Distress Crackle.....LOVIN' how it made the paper curl!!! I adhered them to the paper with machine stitching....

hehehehe....some REAL snow snuck onto my layout when I was photographing.....hehehehe!!

I just love the poem I found written by Trade Martin....which I included on my layout!!

It’s the first storm of the season…..,
And it really sets the mood……,
Cause the spirit of the holiday….,
Comes from gifts, snow and food….,
And it looks like a good one…..,
That I hope you just won’t miss…..,
Snow Light, Snow Bright On Christmas….,
Yes, Snow Light, Snow Bright On Christmas….! ! !

Here's.................Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

.......oh YESTERYEAR!!!


are you surprised.....I didn't think so!!

So.....for this weeks project for the challenge over at
Simon Says Stamp and Show...

Something from Yesteryear

I decided to create a hanging cone...

Speaking of yesteryear....I went to my stash for Christmas Past paper...and chose Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey.
I pulled out some very vintage crepe paper....not in the roll but the kind by the sheet...and I let the creating begin!!

I made the cone....that my wonderful friend Peggy taught me (I will post instructions later) and ruffled the crepe paper (basting stitch on the sewing machine). Stamped a Flourish on the cone....outlined it with Tacky Glue then sprinkled on the FABULOUS Vintage Glitter Glass.

What would one of my creations be, if I didn't cut and color fabric to create a Tattered Floral Flower!!!??!? I used a Barn Door Reinker mixture.....brushed on some Multi Medium and dusted with the Vintage Glitter Glass.

To finish it off, I came across a vintage tassel, added a Bauble...and there you have it!!


Please note......you will have TWO weeks to create and post your goodie from "YESTERYEAR" on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!

OHHHHH and I must share!!! I had the most wonderful opportunity to meet one of my FABULOUS teamies today. Nancy Crissinger and her hubby were in my neck of the woods here in New Hampshire...so we met for a wonderful lunch and chatted as if we had known each other for EVER!! Can't wait to see her on her next visit!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


this is another one of those.....HOW DO YOU CHOOSE challenges!!! but do I have toooo....
Yes.....Says.....Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.....

I choose a technique Tim used on Tag #10.....embossing acrylic!!

I used (4) 7.5 x 5 Clear Acrylic Cover by Zutter
Alcohol Inks: Denim, Stonewashed, Meadow, Pitch BlackMetallic Pearl and Silver
Alcohol Blending Solution
Distress Stickles: Forest Moss, Rock Candy, Antique Bronze
Ink: Snow Cap Pigment Ink
Stamps: Tim Holtz ~ Winter Sketchbook, Reindeer Flight
Texture Fade: Tall Pines
Die: Winter Wonder
Bind it All and 3/8" Owire

It was a bit tricky embossing the covers as they are rather thick. But when done, coloring the Acrylic with the Alcohol Inks was fun! blues on the inside....Metallics on the out!
For a WOW effect....I stamped the inside with Snow Cap Pigment Ink and the Snowflake stamps.
You will need to dry this....but be careful...you are heating acrylic!!

I cleaned off the trees with blending solution. I painted the inside of trees with Meadow and Pitch Black.
On the outside I covered the trees with Forest Moss and Antique Bronze Distress Stickles and accented the trees with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
I did a mound of Rock Candy under the tree trunks and created icicles along the top edges.
I cut the snowflakes out of Best Creation Glitter paper and adhered them with Glossy Accents.
To finish off the Luminary I used my Bind it all and Owire!!

There you have it......


BEAUTIFUL by Day or by Night!!

so put your thinkin' cap on and choose if you can your FAVORITE Tim Technique.....
Create it and link it to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!!


OOOOOPPPPPSSSSS....I almost forgot....this weeks random winner gets a.....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry and Bright!!!

Thought I would share this mini I made for my December Zutter DT project. I had created another whole project but in the end I couldn't use it because I chose to submit if for something else....I will share that project when I can!!

ANYWAYS....have you ever had a mini or project or just something you wanted to bind but the edges weren't straight and you just weren't sure if the holes would punch right......well head on over to my blog post on the Bind it All blog for your SOLUTION....it is so easy....you'll say WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!!

Do you see the BEAUTIFUL NIGHT DIVINE COLLECTION  by IOD/Creative Imaginations.... just the YUMMIEST Christmas line ever!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Christmas Greeting.....


to be wishing a Merry Christmas....
and so goes this weeks challenge over a Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!!

My inspiration for my greeting was this LOVELY vintage card.....

Firstly, I cut the Snow Tree out of cardboard....rubbed on some Forest Moss Distress Ink and spritzed with water. I then accented the branches with Rock Candy Distress Stickles....
love how it picked up the color.

and do you see the edges of the card........Distrezz it All baby....nothing like it.
Add a little ink and ohhh the wonderness of it all!!

See the Tall Pines embossed into the face of the card.....had to slit the top of the embossing folder for this to work....but it was well worth it!! I then floated my Ink Blending Tool inked up with a bit of
Vintage Photo and Forest Moss Distress Ink over the embossed trees.

A piece of Film Strip....some Prima goodness and a pretty little bow and there you have it!!!

Now be sure to link up your Christmas Greeting to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog cause you could win a WONDERFUL $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Simon Says Store.....
and ohhhh the goodies they have!!!