Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Well today I am coming down from all the Christmas eating and present opening. Very excited cause DH got me the Macro/Wide Angle attachment for my iPhone from PhotoJojo. Still waiting for it to arrive but I can't wait to play with it! Got lots of other miscellaneous scrappy stuff which I am pretty happy and excited to play with.

Went to Michaels today and stocked up on their shelving because it was 50% plus another 25% - awesome deal. Now to re-arrange my space so it can fit!

Thought I would share with you an canvas I finished not too long ago. I was inspired by both Marion Smith's design sense and something I saw on Tim Holtz's site awhile back.  I used 2 small canvas' I had in my craft room. I painted and stamped a script on the back canvas with white paint. On the smaller front canvas I used Making Memories tape and then covered it with pink Making Memories glaze.  I then embellished the canvas with Tim's bird cage die painted, flowers from Prima Marketing, pins from Maya Road and Tim Holtz, and tag by Tim too. The butterfly stamp is a Martha Stewart Crafts one, that I think is still available. Took me awhile to get it together, but I am very happy with the end result.

Next I made a ring from Vintaj's vintage brass filagree, bent around my finger. Then I used a strong liquid adhesive to attach the Making Memories Brun Baubles I got from Crop Chocolate. Really quick and a lot of fun. I think next time I will colour the brass using Tim Holtz's alcohol ink - will post results later.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Final Tim tag!

Since I don't own many of his dies and especially the Movers and Shapers, I had to be a bit creative with this tag. I used my slice to cut the word out of the middle of the stocking on cardstock. I then mounted the cardstock onto Grunge paper and cut out my stocking. I inked the red part according to Tim's Day 12 instructions using Distress ink and crackle medium.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 11 Tag

Here is Day 11's tag for the 12 days of tags by Tim Holtz. I used the dictionary page for Christmas as the base. Then I used my foam stamp and white paint to create the resist on the side.  I cut the tree with my Slice FaLaLa card and covered the edges with glue and flock (I love the word flock).  Finished off with a metal plate, my Studio G Christmas stamps for the word "celebrate" and hammered the brads with Tim's texture hammer (I'm in love with that tool!). Only one more day to go! Wow that went fast!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 10 - Tim's tags

Okay - not good, I'm forgoing all other Christmas duties so I can complete the 12 Days of Tim tags?!? But it is so worth it. Here is my version of today's tag.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 9 of Tim's Tags

Here is my take on it. I don't own the Christmas carol stamp (actually don't own many Tim's stamps cause they are so hard to come by in my neck of the woods!), so I used Tim's tissue tape. I found out that it doesn't readily absorb wet ink but it did eventually dry.  I also cut out my own rosette, again cause I don't own the die.   Added some random buttons I found in my stash and we are good to go!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Latest Tim tags

So I am finally catching up. Here goes......

Day 6:
So for this tag, I used a cuttlebug embossing folder. My idea didn't quite pan out as I thought. The colours are a bit muddy for my liking but it was fun!

Day 7:
Loved playing with stickyback canvas. Since I'm using smaller tags, my poinsettia is a bit squished. But this was fun to do regardless

Day 8:
I had so much fun with extreme masking. I cut my own with Tim's blank masks with my Slice. Since the Slice doesn't cut all the way through the mask material, it actually works well for this medium. I also cut out the little snowman from the FaLaLa Slice card and embellished his nose and scarf with felt. Had a lot of fun with extreme masking. I think it is one of my fav  techniques.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Goodness

Go check out Erika Taylor's Blog for some all around awesome blog candy!  Very exciting!

Here is my Day 5 Tag for Tim's 12 Days of Tags 
So for today's tag I tried to follow Tim's recipe.  However I don't own many of his stamps, so I improvised with an Inkadinkado stamp for the Santa.  For the tag I cut down a tag I already had on hand, painted it with acrylic and then topped it with Tim's Crackle paint.  For the numbers I used chipboard instead and covered them with Ranger Enamel accents and then with black paint.  And finally for the flowers I used regular embossing powder but chipped away some of it before I hit it with the heat gun. Afterwards I used an antique gold paint to tone it down.

And here is my December Daily album, lots of journaling to do to catch up with!
 For the title I used Making Memories stickers that I covered with embossing/glitter powder. I did the same for the poinsettias as well, and am quite happy with the results. Now I just have to put all my journalling and photos so far and I'll feel much better!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I haven't updated this baby in almost a month. Where has time gone? I really haven't had any mojo in November but did get some crafting into my life which I should post. Anyways, with December here, I'm keeping myself busy. I'm going to try and do Ali Edwards' December Daily and Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of December.  Here are my first 4 Days worth.
Day 1:
So I don't own Tim's Haunted House die or the fence one for that matter. So I started to panic - what am I going to do??? But after seeing others and their creativity, I decided to scrounge around in my stash and use what I had. It actually made this more fun because it stretched my creative juices. I found the stamp from Art House Studio that we got at Scrapfest and used it with grungeboard I had around. I did have a fence boarder punch and since I was using smaller tags than Tim, it all worked out. Whew!
Day 2:
So for Day 2, I used a piece of pattered paper I had with music since I don't own a stamp with such. I followed Tim's instructions with making my own custom ink pad with Cut n' Dry foam. (So that's why I bought a package last year - LOL) Lots of fun. Instead of embossing, I ended up using Ranger's Crackle Accents on top.
Day 3:

I have tons of this tissue tape and love it. It was fun again digging and trying to find things that would work for this tag. Love this flower technique he showed, and will have to do it again!
Day 4:
I really struggled with this one. Pretty cool technique by Tim but I didn't have his facets on hand. Dug through and found some of his plain acrylic tags and decided to go with that.  Used some MME paper for the background and I'm okay with this tag too.