Sunday, December 10, 2017

Noel




I finally invested in a nativity stamp set~




stamps: Verve Beyond Measure  dies: Verve Christmas Spirit, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles,Spellbinders Classic Circles


I used Julee's gorgeous sketch for inspiration:


http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-2017-viva-la-verve-sketch.html


I love mixing and matching my dies to get frames~the black circles were created by cutting two circles within each other.

If you do this...make sure they stay separated while cranking your plates through.

 I've bent my dies when they've shifted on top of each other.

 It's probably bad for my machine...it's been through so much. ;{

 I'm amazed it's still crankin'!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by~

 

Fan Brush Trees



I bought a fan brush specifically to try this challenge out~


hosted by Betsy



stamps: Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Tinsel and Tags/What the Doodle Snowflakes/In the Meadow snowman  dies: Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Tinsel and Tags/What the Doodle Snowflakes/In the Meadow snowman


My girlies have these brushes for makeup!

I wanted to get one also~though I wouldn't waste it on my face ;)

I need to practice this more, but I enjoyed the creative process.

We have a light dusting on the ground, but it's just enough to make me shiver. 

It doesn't take much friends, I'm a lightweight when it comes to cold. ;)

Have a good one~






Friday, December 8, 2017

Gift Tags to Gift



Imma gonna cure this homesickness of mine by crafting with pineapples until I'm sick of them!!! :)
 


stamps: Altenew Handmade Tags sentiments,Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag, Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden


Check out the neutral inspiration here...natural colors and rustic twine~


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/12/just-add-ink-389inspiration.html


I'm sending these tags to my mom...she can use them year round~





If only I could fit myself in the box I'm sending!!!

 




Thursday, December 7, 2017

2 Pineapple TaGs




12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge


Specifically,


Tag 1 - Jennifer McGuire & Jessica Frost-Ballas


LOVE the pop of 3D action the talented ladies have created.


I invented my own ~


stamps: Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden/Homespun Holiday 
dies:Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden/Homespun Holiday, My Favorite Things Cross-Stiched Oval



The first tag has a lot going on~I kept building and building...







The second tag is simple~







I may not live in Hawaii anymore but I still have pineapple juice running through my veins! :)


 LOVE creating island style tags, and fitting them to any occasion.


Thanks for stopping to see them~







Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Warm Wishes Gingerbread Man



I snagged wooden gingerbread men at Target in the dollarish bins.


He matches well with the Christmas patterned paper I have on hand.



stamp:Cardmaking & Papercraft Cosy Christmas sentiment   dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,My Favorite Things Oval Word Window,Verve Great Kindness branches


Check out kraft with black lettering and pops of red & white in the following inspiration photo~




http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-card-concept-83-parisian-postale.html



Easy peasy...clean and simple card DONE. ;)


 If I need multiples, this will be my go-to design.

Thanks for stopping by friends!



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

His Name Will Be the Hope of All the World



I love this set.

I took the opposing pieces from this card 

to create another for my Pastor's wife who lost her husband a couple of years ago.

He will always be my Pastor...and I know she probably needs encouragement to continue the mission, because his mission was her mission.

He loved Jesus while on earth and I KNOW he is with Him and worshiping Him now.



stamps: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Jesus  dies: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Jesus, My Favorite Things Square Frames


I know this isn't Christmasy (in colors or design)...

but it's the heart of Christmas.





Take care~