Saturday, December 20, 2014

Treat Box Decoration!

Hello!  This is my second post today and this one is short and sweet.  I just wanted to show you one of the decorated treat boxes I made for the group of ladies that I crop with monthly.  The boxes came from Michaels.  I happened upon them one day and got a package not knowing if I would use them or not, but they were half price and the package contained 10 French fry style boxes.  Glad I got them because they were perfect to hold a treat bag full of Saltine Toffee and had a great front panel to add a fun decoration!  Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
I cut and colored the Santa,  (My Favorite Things), die cut the scallop circle, added the HO 3 sentiment and added the tag with twine.  Easy, and fun!

See you tomorrow for a couple of more posts!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am just about done with all the Christmas creations.  I started on a card for the hubby but it is not finished yet, so I will still have to go to my room early next week to get that one finished but that is all!  When I saw the sketch for this week, I thought of a punch of a pine branch that I ordered during Black Friday to make wreaths with.  I am sure you have seen or probably even own it.  I think I sold a similar one in my store, but I have wanted it for a long time, so I got it.  But as my Christmas card making was coming to an end, I was wishing I had a few more religious cards in my stash, so I switched gears, which means I didn't use the punch, but I will, someday!  Here are the cards for the day ... my card first, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used ... enjoy!
 
 
My Card


Debbie's Card


The Sketch
The die I used is just the center portion of a long border die from Taylored Expressions.  This is the first time I have ever thought about doing this.  But, I love the result.  I love Debbie's card too.  The patterns and colors remind me of Christmas from my childhood, not sure why, but they do.  The sketch is so simple, but I really do like it.  How about you?

Okay, I have figured out I have about 8 or 9 more posts to show you, and of them, at least 7 are my creations for Christmas.  So, I will have another for you today, a couple tomorrow and one a day after that.  And yes, I am writing them right now!

Happy Stamping!

Tina

Friday, December 19, 2014

My Tag on The Crafty Scrapper Blog Today!

Hello!  I have been a busy, creative girl this week!  Among the projects are the completion of my Christmas cards.  I had to cut some people which sucks, but I had to stop at some point and move to the next project, like gift card holders, an handmade ornament, and treat box decorations.  Also, on my list this week was to get to showing you some of these, but here is another day, I have simply run out of time.  I am heading out to go the store for a little party.  Will try to get a couple of things to show you tomorrow, well, in addition to the regular Saturday post. Don't worry though because I do have something fun to share today, as I am on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today ... here is that post ... enjoy!
 
 
 
 


Hello Everyone, Tina here, back with another tag creation for you.
 
This time I was given some fun and colorful papers from Doodlebug Design, which is a favorite company because a lot of their designs are small for card makers, like me!
 
I was given some cardstock stickers from the same line.  Now, rarely would I use these, as I own lots of stamps, but I thought okay, let's use them this time.  
So cute ...
 

Of course, I added sparkle with Stickles and the Wink of Stella glitter pen. 
 Then, the rhinestones and a stamped sentiment made my tag really come together. 
On Monday, I used the same tag set from Elizabeth Crafts but this time I did not put a layer behind to show though, which gives a totally different look.

Stop in at the store soon to see all the tag creations!
 
Happy Stamping!
Tina


Monday, December 15, 2014

Design Team Tag: Posted on The Crafty Scrapper blog today!


Hello everyone!  Tina here, with my tag for day #6. 
 
I was given some pretty papers from Authentique and a really beautiful chipboard snowflake ornament from Leaky Shed.  I just taught a tag class last week and used the tag set from Elizabeth Crafts.  I knew combining these would make one pretty tag ...
 

And it really is pretty, more so than the photo shows!
I lightly added aqua acrylic paint to the chipboard and then added stickles and pearls!
I love how with the tag set, it shows the coordinating paper through the opening of the front tag. 
It really adds a pretty element to the tag. 

I will be back on Friday for tag #10! 
Make sure to stop in soon to the store to see all the tags we are creating for you!
 
Happy Stamping!
Tina

:Last Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I have the post that you normally would see on Saturday.  There was a little card mix up between Debbie and I but it is all fixed now.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!



My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
I though it as interesting that Debbie and I had the same idea of using the wisemen for the main image.  Love how both cards came out!  I especially love the big star she used.  In person, it looks like a die ... I want it! 

I am on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today, so I am going to repost that on my blog following this post.  Be sure to look for it!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  Yesterday at Methodist Women's meeting, one of the ladies read a devotional that I would like to share.  It is a good reminder for us all.  Enjoy! 


It is called A Tip to Help You Simplify Christmas!  By Rebecca Barlow Jordan

This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. Hebrews 1:3 (MSG)

We’ve probably all tried to make Christmas a perfect celebration at least once: buying gifts the day after Christmas for the next year, devising lists to complement other lists. Decorated trees with color-coordinated ornaments appearing in every room by October. And the entire house filled with candles, music, and lights.

I remember years ago when our children wanted a perfect Christmas tree, sort of like Goldilocks at Christmas: “Too short, too tall; oh, this one is just right.” It would have been so simple if we’d had only three trees to choose from. But we had to examine all 250 trees in the lot before we found that “perfect” one. And it had to be  fresh—one that we’d cut ourselves. That tradition ended the day I found ticks spilling out of every tree limb onto my windowsill and carpet.

The next year, we bought an artificial tree, still in use. The circumstances surrounding that first Christmas over 2,000 years ago were anything but perfect. An overcrowded city. A messy barn. Noisy animals. A teenager in labor. Yet the night was accompanied by a powerful, twinkling star, a host of heavenly angels, and the fragrance of a Holy God (Luke 2:1–20).

The one thing that mattered about that heavenly event still matters today. The One born that night was God’s perfect gift to us—the Light of the World, Jesus. It had been God’s perfect plan all along. Traditions are okay, as long as our focus is right. It’s not the outward traditions of Christmas that spell perfection, but the inward celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus, the perfect Son of God.


Tomorrow, I will be back with the Saturday sketch share from yesterday and also, a second post that is a copy of the post that is on The Crafty Scrapper blog tomorrow.  And Tuesday, I will have two more Santa cards.  I am getting close to finishing my cards, not quite there yet, but close. 

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa x 2!

Hello! I have some good news and some bad news.  Bad news first, this is a Saturday and you always get a sketch share between Debbie and I on Saturdays, but this week we had a little mix up on which sketch was the next one and we did different sketches, so you will have to wait a day or two for the share.  The good news is I have a couple of Santa cards that I made to show you!  I ordered the awesome set from My Favorite Things during the black Friday sale and I made with the same set four different cards with multiples of each to send.  I have two of the four for you today.  The other two I will show you real soon.  I have a Santa collection here at the house, so it is fitting that I finally have in my stamp collection Santa  stamps!  Enjoy! 
 

 

 
Oh my gosh, I adore these stamps!  On the first card, I originally thought of a die I have that is a border of jingle bells, but it ended up being too big for him, so I went looking.  The stamp I used came from a Stampendous set of snowman stamps and really, I think it is supposed to be a string of lights, but adding silver Stickles, I decided ...looks like bells to me!  What do you think?  The set of stamps has three different Santas, as I am showing you two of them here.  The second card, is a fun one too!  On the simple side, but I love it! 

See you tomorrow! 
Happy Stamping!

Tina

 
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