Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas 
with family and friends!
Wishes
Debbie
^..^




Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Angel Canvas

"She was happy to be herself"

  And now for something completely different! I finally did it! I completed a canvas art piece! I have been wanting to try this for a long time, and I just needed a push! A whole "different ballgame" this is! Luckily I saved all my acrylic paints from abt. 10 years ago, when I was into painting those plaster ornaments, Old World Santas, villages, etc. I stored them in a couple of large plastic containers. Still good! Didn't use hardly any paint on this one, but did on the others I made.
  Thanks to a local paper craft store, The Cutting Garden, I took a class taught by Rebecca, who showed us how to make this fun canvas "She Art", which Christy Thomlinson has made very popular. I love her art!
  Since this class I have made several canvases for gifts, which I will post after Christmas. This one is hanging on our wall. The background is Christmas paper, which looks like weathered wood. Love it!


 When I got home I added this TH Tattered Poinsettia. I lathered it with DI Rock Candy Crackle Paint.


The tricky part was adding her hair, free hand! 

  Getting things done. Will post Christmas cards later in the week. Looks like a green Christmas here.


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SDC77: Let's Get Sentimental

  And now for something completely different! I know. It's not a Christmas creation! Just made this for a friend. The occasion? None, really. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. Everything, but the kitchen sink is on here! 
  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession and it might be appropriate for some people this time of year; trying to get ready for Christmas.
  The sweet? girl stamp is Super Girl by Daniel Torrente, available at Stampotique. I paper pieced her and added some blue tulle to her skirt.

  After I added the beeswax, I pressed a decorative wood mounted stamp into the warm wax.
  Before the wax, I added some TH Tissue Tape. The flower came from "I don't know where"; in my stash. I glued it inside a bottle cap. LOVE bottle caps! The button and mini paper clip is TH. And of course, some ribbon.

Entering my Crazy card in:
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC77: Let's Get Sentimental

  Well, back at the Christmas stuff! Not quite finished. Hope you are getting things done! Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate every word.

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Handmade Holiday Ornaments

  December 1st! Handmade Holiday! That's the theme for December over at The Stampsmith Challenge
 We're looking for altered items, mini-albums, decorations, ornaments, cards, tags, anything to do with the holidays! I did 3 vintage tree ornaments. Great fun making these! I might have to make more! Below are the ornaments individually; front and back:

   






  Hope you can join us for this challenge! Would love to see what you come up with. Remember, you must use at least one Stampsmith stamp. You could win some rubber!

Dies used: 
 - Framelits Fancy Tags
 - Spellbinders Fancy Tags One
 - Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Small
 - Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish

I found the paper star in my stash. It had a hole in it, the shape of a star. I traced it onto white cs, so I can use it again. The things you find in drawers, eh?!

I'm entering these vintage ornaments in:
1. Fashionable Stamping Challenge #36: To Die For
2. Craftymess 23rd Challenge: Vintage Christmas
3. Live & Love Crafts Challenge #6: Anything But A Card





Very excited! I was a winner at the 
Craftymess Vintage Christmas Challenge!




... and was selected to be on the Catwalk at 




  i made it myself!
debbie
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

White On White Tag

  I was in another swap. This time 4 of us Stampsmith Design Team members were paired up for a Holiday Swap. Julie received my tag in the mail yesterday, so I can post it. What I like about making tags at Christmas is you can use them as ornaments for the tree.
  LOVE the Time Holtz Tattered Poinsettia! The doily is Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish, and the lovely lady is called Holly Christmas and is available to purchase at The Stampsmith Shop. The ef is one of the Cuttlebug Heritage folders.


  This is the back. The snowflakes are also from Cheery Lynn and I purchased them at my local paper craft store, The Cutting Garden. The sentiment is Impression Obsession.

Entering this tag in:
The Stamp Man: November Challenge: Emboss It

  I'm off tomorrow (Friday). Looking forward to getting my Christmas cards in order. There is snow in the forecast! boo!


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Monday, November 26, 2012

White Winter Wishes

    Wanted to post this card before The Stampsmith Challenge White on White is over at the end of the month.
  I was in a Mystery Card Swap at the Yahoo Stampsmith Group. We were paired up, and we couldn't say who's name we got. 
  I got Maria who lives in the UK. I used one of my fav stamps and made a winter holiday card. She is too cute! Love the white on white, with a touch of vintage! 



I also made an ATC to put inside the card, along with some "scraps" I had.

  I received this beautiful and fun easel card from Darlene in B.C. in the Holiday Mystery Card Swap. Love it! I haven't tried an easel card yet. Thanks again Darlene!

  Hope all my American friends and fellow bloggers had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week! The tree is up and decorated! First time we put the tree up before December 1st! I like it! :)


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Monday, November 19, 2012

Vintage Butterfly Birthday

  Hey there. Thanks for stopping by! I made this card for Shannon's birthday which was November 1st. Shannon is my husband's cousin, although she's more like a niece than a cousin. Her mum Janette is only 6 years older than Mike and they grew up together.
  Into butterflies lately. This one of course, is a Tim Holtz stamp from his Fairytale Frenzy set. I stamped it first on a piece of Sticky Back Canvas after I inked the canvas with some Distress Inks. Then I stamped it again onto some white cs and spritzed it with some blue Glimmer Mist; cut out and attached over top of the butterfly I stamped on the canvas. Added a decorative clock hand for the body and some bling.
  The TH Texture Fade used is from the Fancy Frame set. I cut the centre out. The blue and rust colours are DI (can't remember the names!), spritzed with water for the watercolour technique. Added 4 Tissue Tape butterflies. Also added script Tissue Tape around the edges.


The inside


The back

  As I was posting these photos, I realized I took the photos before I added the verse, and I forgot to add the date stamp! 

 Still a pleasant November, weather wise. Not extremely cold. It was on the mild side on the weekend. People out and about with shorts and T-shirts, for heavens sake! I could certainly get used to that!

  Hope you are getting your Christmas cards done. Thank goodness I took a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack in October! I'm ahead this year!

Have a great week!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Monday, November 12, 2012

Marilyn In A Bag

  This, was so much fun to make! A co-worker, Mark, asked me to make his girlfriend, Stephanie, a Marilyn birthday card. Stephanie, use to work at The Herald, so I know her, and I know her love for anything Marilyn!
  All images I got from the web and all papers used are from My Mind's Eye The Station 6x6 pad. Ribbon at the top is Hug Snug inked with DI to match papers. Added an oval bling to her necklace and the butterfly. My new obsession is the MS 3-in-one butterfly punch. Aren't they cute! 
  Black lace at bottom from fabric store. MS Doily Lace punch at top of bag. All photos I put through Pixlr and added the grunge filmstrip. All lips are coloured with Spica red glitter marker.


Flower is made from Die-namics Upsey Daisies die cut, then added Stickles Diamonds (what else!). Black tulle underneath flower.


Back of bag.


  This is the front of the tag showing 2 ATCs. I attached a shoe charm and a "diamond" to the ribbon. 


  The fronts of the 2 ATCs. I added lace to one and TH filmstrip ribbon and photo corners to the other. The gorgeous flourish is half of the Memory Box Riviera Corner, which I purchased at my local crafty place, The Cutting Garden.


The backs of the 2 ATCs.


The other side of the tag with 2 more ATCs.


The fronts of the 2 ATCs. Added some bling and paper lace. The second one says "Happy Birthday Stephanie". The second half of the flourish is on striped paper.


And the backs of the ATCs. The one on the right is blank for Mark to add his birthday wishes. Marks photo is underneath TH filmstrip ribbon.

  It took on a life of it's own! Truly enjoyed making this, and Stephanie loved it! 

  And now a plug for Stephanie. If you're in the area visit her site: "Sky's The Limit, one of Nova Scotia's leading wedding rentals and decor businesses"

Well, back to work tomorrow. We had Friday and Monday off. Nice. 


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Thursday, November 1, 2012

White On White


  It's brrrrr November 1st! New month, new challenge at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog! We're looking for Monocromatic Whites, with at least one Stampsmith stamp. This stamp is from the Thank Heaven For Little Girls #1 sheet.
  Got out my embossing folders, which I haven't used in quite awhile. Also some die cuts and punches and went to town! I very seldom if ever use white card stock because by the time I'm finished making the card, there's ink here, ink there, something else smudged over there! 
  Embossing folders used were, Cuttlebug Textile, Tim Holtz Texture Fades: Fancy Frame and Floral Frame. Card base was scored on the MS Scoring Pad. Lace is from local fabric store. I had to use DI Vintage Photo here and there; couldn't resist!


The flower is Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland. The butterflies are Martha Stewart 3-in-one butterfly punch. They are embossed using CB Swiss Dots ef.


The flourish is Memory Box Riveriera Corner. I used half of it on the front and the other half inside. 
Inside showing top and bottom

  This is the bottom inside. Used the TH Fancy Frame Texture Fade. Will stamp a sentiment in the middle.

The inside top with the other half of the Memory Box corner flourish.

The back. CB Textile ef.


Entering this card in:
1. Simon Says Stamp and Show: Just Add Pearl
2. The Stamp Man November Challenge: Emboss It 

Hope you get out your Stampsmith stamps and give it a go! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Made this for the October card sketch challenge at The Cutting GardenAlso entering this card in: Try it on Tuesday: Halloween




I made these in a Halloween card class at The Cutting Garden. Fun time! Thanks Kim and Melanie!

Have a great week, and hope the kiddies get lots of candy, despite the rainy weather coming. Keep safe all those in Sandy's path.

i made it myself
debbie
^..^
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