Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'O' Christmas Tree

Wishing You Cheer All Year

 Today I am sharing a tag I made with gold glittered burlap over a manila tag.
 I found this glitter burlap and a pretty red 5" x 5' roll at my Family dollar, (wish I would have picked up more than 1 roll each while I was there!)
 I cut out a Christmas tree template I found on the web and adhered it to sturdy card stock and covered with designer paper from Kaisercraft. Added little gold stamens with tacky glue. Tree was adhered with pop up dots to tag.
Embellishing with gold trim, a vintage button and a little hand cut tag-stamping the holiday sentiment with jet black archival ink.


#8 Tag
Glitter Burlap
Card Stock
Designer Paper
Gold Stamens
Vintage Button
Gold Trim
Small Talk Sticker-Occasions
Unity Sentiment Stamp
Black Archival Ink
Tarnish Brass Distress Paint
Tacky Glue

Linking to the following challenges:

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
They are green when summer days are bright,
They are green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Forever true your colour.
Your boughs so green in summertime
Stay bravely green in wintertime.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Forever true your colour.
Source: Wikipedia

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tis The Season Mixed Media Tag

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend, I know they go way too fast! Today I am sharing a tag I made playing with some inks.
Hope you like and thanks for visiting. Tee

#8 Manila Tag
Calypso Teal Ink Spray
Stamps - Kasiercraft & Tim Holtz
Archival Inks- Jet Black- Fern Green- Red Geranium 
White Pencil 
Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Small Talk-Occasions 
                       Fern Green Dyed Seam Binding for Bow
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'O' Christmas Tree

Deck the hall with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
'Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel
Troll the ancient Christmas carol,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
See the blazing yule before us,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Follow me in merry measure,
While I tell of Christmas treasure,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses!
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Sing we joyous all together,
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la la la la la
 Source Wikipedia:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Autumn's Splendor Mixed Media Tag

 Stamplorations is having a huge "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop & Linky Party!
   Also Joining the STAMPlorations girls are 15 amazing
                              and talented guest designers!
Shery will be giving away a lot of great prizes for this hop and is having her biggest store wide sale event of the year! You won't want to miss it!

Today I am sharing a mixed media tag with Autumn leaves. 
A falling leaf is Autumn's splendor

 #8 manila tag was altered with a crackle background stamped in red geranium and fern green archival inks. Colored with peeled paint and antique linen distress paints. Coated with a matte collage medium and dusted with fine glitter. 
Seam binding was colored with peeled paint and stamped with "Thanks" sentiment and stapled onto tag along with some hay straw for a bow.
 "A Falling leaf is autumns splendor" sentiment is from Tim Holt's small talk occasion stickers, applied unto corrugated cardboard piece.
 Embellished with fabric leaves and gold stamens. Distressing tag with vintage photo crayon. Thank you for looking! And have a nice Thanksgiving!

*I am Thankful for The Beauty of Autumn*

 Materials Used:
  Size 8 Tag
  Crackle  Background Stamp
  Red Geranium,and Black Soot Archival Inks
  Matte Medium
  Fabric Leaves
  Seam Binding Crinkle Ribbon-Stamped with "Thanks" Sentiment
  Vintage Photo Distress Crayon
  Hay Straw for Bow
  Gold Stamens
  Peeled Paint & Antique Linen Distress Paints
  Idea-ology Occasions Small Talk
  Corrugated Cardboard 
  Tacky Glue 
  Black Construction Paper-(Tags Back)

Also Linking up @ Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas Glitter Tree Tag

Today I am sharing with you my first Christmas tag for this season. 
I covered a # 8 tag with designer paper, stenciled on a Christmas tree with texture paste, and applied starfire glitter. 
Stamping snowflakes with red geranium archival ink. Distressing tag with tarnish brass paint and more glitter. Embellishing with little red rhinestone stickers, and a small Merry Christmas die cut tag. Finishing with a white netting material.

#8 Manila Craft Tag
Designer Paper
Artplorations Christmas Tree Stencil
Texture Paste
Starfire Glitter
Snowflake Stamp
Red Geranium Archival Ink
Red Rhinestone Stickers
Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
Die Cut Tag
White Netting Material

Linking up to the following:

Twelve Tags Of Christmas

Holiday Tagplorations Blog Hop & Linky Party

 Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge-Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christmas Loaded Envelope Swap

  • What is a Christmas Loaded Envelope? A 6" x 9" manila/white envelope with clasp altered in a Christmas Theme, made with pockets- packed with goodies handmade and bought! Google it! YouTube also has tutorials for you. (Below is an example of an loaded envelope I found on You Tube that shows one done beautifully in a vintage style.)
  • What can I fill it with? Anything that says Christmas- handmade cards,tags, artist trading cards, clip art, jewelry,key chain,paper clips,stick pins,twine, flowers,altered clothes pins, ribbon, Christmas/winter embellishments etc. (Please Include at least a couple of items handmade by you!)
  • Your choice of colors and or Christmas theme for your Envelope.(Traditional,Vintage,Retro etc)

Halloween loaded Envelope

Goodies for Envelope
 I filled my envelope with ribbon,twine,atc's and other goodies!
Altered Paint Brush Goodie
USA Participants Only. Sorry.
(But due to the postage cost and time it would take to receive, it only makes sense).

To Sign up: email  me with your blogs name, and correct link. (My email address is in side bar) Subject title:  Loaded Envelope Swap
I will post the swap partners and the link to their blog here on Dec 2nd. (Mark your calendars)
Once partners are assigned-
*You must contact them for their complete mailing address*
That is why it is important that your have your email address visible on your blog.

Send your swap out by priority mail no later than Dec 15th!

Contact your partner when you have sent and again when you have received your Christmas loaded Envelope!

Sign up by: Dec 1st
Swap Partners Assigned: Dec 2nd
Send Swap Out: No Later than Dec 15th!!

Sound like fun? Hope to hear from you! Tee

Monday, October 31, 2016

Countdown to Halloween Day 31!!

Countdown to Halloween- Happy Halloween!


Halloween is Here

by Debbie
It's time for Halloween,
A day for trick or treat,
When the kids dress up in costume,
And walk proudly down the street.
They ring a lot of door bells,
And collect a lot of candy too,
And if they happen to see a ghost,
They will be greated with a boo.
Pumpkins light up the windows,
And decorations adorn the front yard,
So be careful when you come in,
Because the skeleton will be on guard.
So go have a lot of fun,
And don't have any fear,
Because it will soon be over,
And you'll have to wait till next year.

Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/poems.htm#xtK2jPMF4WoEX37F.99

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Countdown to Halloween Day 30

Countdown to Halloween  Day30!
*** Celebrating all things Halloween !
Visit the other Cryptkeepers for more chills and thrills...this season.

- By Sandra Liatsos

There's a goblin at my window,
A monster by my door.
The pumpkin at my table
Keeps on smiling more and more.
There's a ghost who haunts my bedroom,
A witch whose face is green.
They used to be my family,
Till they dressed for Halloween.
Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/poems_more


Jack-o'-lanterns, candy corn and spooky costumes may come to mind when you think about Halloween, but there is far more to know about to know about the holiday. All Hallows' Eve dates back hundreds of centuries.
Forget the tricks and treats — share some interesting facts about the holiday with your friends. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about Halloween, courtesy of Huffington Post,   Fact Retriever and Live Science:
1. No one was ever poisoned from Halloween candy. It’s just a myth.
2. It was once believed that cats protected the powers of witches, which is why they are associated with Halloween.
3. Instead of just saying “trick-or-treat,” you used to have to dance.
4. Halloween is known by various names, including All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool Snap-Apple Night, Samhain and Summer’s End.
5. Famous magician Harry Houdini, born in 1874, eerily died on Halloween night in 1926. He suffered from appendicitis after he suffered three stomach punches. Creepy, right?
6. Trick-or-treaters would rather get chocolate for Halloween instead of candy.
7. Halloween used to be called “cabbage night” in some Scottish towns. Girls would use the cabbage stumps to determine their future husbands.
8. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
9. A person will see a witch at the stroke of 12 if he or she wears his or her clothes inside out and backward, legend has it.
10. Costumes are worn because people believed the line between the living and the dead was blurred. They put on masks so the spirits wouldn’t recognize them.
11. Similarly, trick-or-treating might have started because people believed ghosts could disguise themselves as humans and knock on doors to ask for food or money. If they were denied, the spirit could haunt the person who refused the treat.
12. Halloween has been celebrated for more than 6,000 years.
13. The origin of the word “witch” means “wise woman.” It was derived from the Old English word wicce.

HAPPY Haunting!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Countdown to Halloween Day 29

Countdown to Halloween Day 29! 
Celebrating all Things Halloween!

 Sharing a little stamped wood tag for Halloween and some quick note cards. We have less than 2 days to go!  Happy Haunting!

National Cat Day- Cat Lovers Hop

Celebrating National Cat Day and the final day of the Cat Lovers Hop!

Cat Lovers Hop 
Thank you Janis!

From Wikipedia

National Cat Day was founded by Jason Merrill. It is a celebration that takes place on October 29th, every year in the United States. The National Cat Day website states that the holiday was first celebrated in 2005 "to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us." The day is supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a nonprofit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption.

 Here are 20 Ways To Celebrate!

Best Friends Clinton (cat) & Spanks

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