Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Smile Squared!?

  I made this birthday card for Mike in June and was waiting to post it because I wanted to enter it in a Stampotique challenge, and it fits this weeks challenge: Squares.
 Love Smile! He is one of my fans! Lots of stuff going on here! The base paper that looks like distressed wood, is from an old paper kit from Cosmo Cricket called Halfway Cafe. 

The sentiment "Smile" in the bottle cap is actually a round stamp that fit perfectly. I added a circle fragment to it. The tag base is the colour block technique using Distress Inks and I added some splatter of Vintage Photo. The words were already on this seam binding I found in my stash.

Stamped Smile, coloured with pencils, and then cut him out and popped him up! I stamped a number background stamp on the edge of the tag. You can just see a bit of it here. "MIKE" are letters cut from Tim Holtz paper stash set, Lost and Found.

Clover appears on the inside! 

Entering this card in: 
1. Stampotique: SDC67: Squares
2. Simon Says Stamp! Challenge: Anything Goes

Have a great "Hump Day" and hope your creative juices are running! I have so much to do, I don't know where to start!

get inky!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pink Birthday Wishes

  I do love pink, and so does a crafty friend of mine who is celebrating a birthday today. This is the card/tag I made for her. It's really a paper bag with a large tag inside. 
  Happy Birthday Lisa! I gave it to her Saturday night at our monthly crafty night.
  Papers are from My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender 6x6 Designer Paper Pad. 

  The large doily is Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish. I cut it out twice; once on white cs and again on kraft paper, then glued together with a shadow effect. 
  The small doily is a Martha Stewart Doily Tag. Butterfly is a combination of 2 dies from Memory Box, Kaleidoscope and Moonlight Butterflies. All of the dies I purchased at The Cutting Garden, a local paper craft store.

  Back of the bag. Ribbon from local fabric store. Punch used is Martha Stewart Traditional Eyelet.

  This is the tag inside the bag. The ribbon is Hug Snug Seam Binding inked with DI Picked Raspberry. Sentiment stamp is from Stampendous!

Back of the tag. Love this paper set!

Entering this in:
1. Sugar Creek Hollow: #29 Pretty In Pink
2.  Try It On Tuesday: Anything Goes for September

The chill is in the air! Love the fall! Great for golfing! Have a terrific week and thanks for stopping by!

get inky!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tags & Bags: Lady Part 2

  This is a tag I made for The Stampsmith Yahoo Group Tag Swap. I made this for Autumn who lives in sunny California!
  Similar to the other tag I just posted, right down to the same stamp, for heaven's sake! I guess you could say she is a favourite of mine!
  The paper is all from My Mind's Eye Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad Set. Black lace has eyelets through it. Can't see it very well. Ribbon is Hug Snug Seam Binding inked with DI Tumbled Glass.
 This butterfly is made with 2 Memory Box dies; Moonlight Butterfly and Kaleidoscope Butterfly. Both purchased at The Cutting Garden. They were cut from the same paper pad. Added a small black safety pin for the body.
  The flowers are Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flower Garland die, cut from the gold and blue dotted pattern paper in the pack, then inked on edges with DI Vintage Photo. I added some Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint to make it "crunchy" and finished it off with a black glitter brad for the centre.

Back of the tag with pocket holding ATC.

  The ATC has another Stampsmith photo image. This one is from the set called, "Portrait of a Lady". The set has 7 stamps, including the sentiment stamp I used on the front of the tag, "Portrait of a lady". The other side of the ATC is where I wrote my greetings to Autumn.
  Here is a look at the stamp sheets these two lovely ladies are from. They are available at The Stampsmith Online Shop.
This photo image stamp sheet with 9 stamps is called, Isn't She Lovely?

This sheet with 7 stamps, is called, Portrait Of A Lady.

  There is still time to get your Stampsmith stamps inked up and make a tag or bag or both! Hope to see your creative entry at The Stampsmith Challenge!

get inky!

Just arrived! Here is the tag that Sandi C. sent me! It travelled all the way from Kentucky! Thanks Sandi! I love Ophelia! Gorgeous lace with pearls!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fairy Jar

  And now for something completely different! I've been working on this for the last couple of weeks or so. Finally happy with the results. I saw a few on Pinterest and the web and I thought I'd give it a go. 
  Used some "bits and bobs" I have around the house. Mike and I went Rockhounding a few years back, so I have some nice little stones and rocks. I collect thimbles, and my mom was a sewer, quilter, so you'll see one of her thimbles on the bottom right, beside the Canadian penny.
   I found the Mason jar in the basement and if I make another one, I will get one at the craft store with a wider mouth. I couldn't get my hand inside, so I used the end of a paint brush to place things and move things around.

 This adorable free vintage little girl image came from Suzee Que's Flickr page. Thank you Suzee! The wings are from the Tim Holtz Grungeboard Plain Elements set. I covered them in script paper and then stamped them with DI Tattered Rose. The crinkle lace, is fromThe Cutting Garden. The little plastic rose in her hair I found in my stash. Gave her some pink in her cheeks with chalk.
I even put a couple of items outside the jar! This is a butterfly I cut out from The Pinkpaislee Butterfly Garden Collection. Attached it to grungepaper, added wire for feelers and pearls for the body. The paper behind her is also form this set.
This fairy charm is also on the outside. I think I pretty much bought all Kim had at The Cutting Garden!
The little bottle is from the Dollar Store and it already had these micro beads in it! The label, "Fairy Dust" is from 7gypsies, Primitive Apothecary Labels. Her little wand laying beside her is made from a toothpick with some DI Vintage Photo and a star sticker attached to it. I sprinkled some Flower Soft Spring and some crystals in the jar, as well as some pearls. 

  Tag Side

The other side. The piece of porcelain at the bottom was found when we had our backyard dug up because of an oil tank leak 15 or so years ago. I also have a couple of little bottles they found too.
The back

The top

Used a product called Sophisticated Finishes, Rust Antiquing Set. Easy to apply and I love the look, old and grungy! The rose tulle ribbon is from The Cutting Garden

I used a glass cabinet knob I bought from Home Depot and added a fancy pink button on top, which came from a co-workder. A shout out to Donna! Thanks! I hot glued white pearl buttons around the top of the lid. Ribbon is from Michaels.

Entering this in:
The Stamp Man: Alter It

Beautiful weather for the long weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Muchly appreciate it! Get inky!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Portrait Of A Lady

  Where in the heck did summer go? September 1st already! Yikes!! One good thing though, it has finally cooled down at night, no more sticky!
  New month, new Stampsmith Challenge! This month the theme is "Tags and Bags", using at least one Stampsmith stamps This lovely lady is from the Isn't She Lovely? sheet available at the Stampsmith Shop. I stamped her on glossy cs with Colorbox Mudslide. Then used some DI Old Paper and Vintage Photo around edges. 

 I made a circle from some zipper ribbon I bought at The Cutting Garden. The daisy is cut from Die-Namics Upsy Daisy die, also at The Cutting Garden. Gorgeous black ribbon/lace from fabric store. Added some tulle under the zipper ribbon.
  All paper used is from Prima Almanac 6x6 paper stack. The doily is from Cheery Lynn, called French Pastry Doily. 
  The pocket is made from mini paper sacks and then covered in paper. I buy the paper sacks from Michaels in the Gift Wrap and Accessories section. Great for gift cards and money. 

The sacks measure 2 1/2 in. x 4 in. and they come in kraft and white.

  This shows the smaller tag out of the pocket. This beauty is from the Flappers #1 sheet available at the Stampsmith Shop.

  Back of the small tag with a place to write a little greeting. The small tag was store bought; before I bought my dies!

  I love making tags. I just recently bought 2 tag dies I'm anxious to play with:

 This one is Sizzix Originals - Tags, Scallop Combo#2 - 3 tags

  This one is a set of 5 dies, also from Sizzix, called Framelits Tags, Fancy Die Set - 5 tags. Very vintage, I think. Perfect for Stampsmith stamps! I bought these at our local paper craft shop, The Cutting Garden.
  This is your basic everyday tag. I use this one all the time. I love that you can cut out 2 reinforcers too! It's the Tim Holtz / Sizzix Tag and Bookplate set.

Entering this lovely lady in:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #29 – Anything Floral /Handmade Flowers

  Well it's the long weekend! But it also means summer is coming to an end! Boo! 
  Hope you get out your Stampsmith stamps and join us for this month's challenge, "Tags and Bags". Get Inky!


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