Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just a note...

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! I am only dropping in real quick this morning to remind you of the latest Fashionista Friday challenge going on at the Shoe!  The challenge is to use Kraft (it closes tomorrow you still have a bit of time to get in on it!) are the samples I created for this challenge:

Supplies: Cardstock - PaperTrey Ink; Stamps - PaperTrey Ink; Ink - Copic, Memento Tuxedo Black; Nestabilities

Supplies:  Image - Angel Bear from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps; Ink - Copic and Memento Tuxedo Black; Diamond Stickles; Cardstock - PaperTrey Ink; Nestabilities Circle Dies

Now...I am off to get my federally declared disaster area of a scrap room cleaned up! It has finally reached the point of no return and a complete overhaul is in order.  I do this at least once a can take a peek at last year's results here...wish me luck!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas...the end...

well...not gonna say much other than I had a blast playing along with Tim Holtz and his 12 Tags of Christmas...this is the first year that I've been able to create all 12...had so much fun (and have the ink stained fingers to prove it!) and kind of sad that it's over all ready...oh well...can't wait to see what 2011 has in store!  Here is Tag #12, (of all 12..this is my fave that I made!)  and one last time...created by me...inspired by Tim Holtz:

Supplies: Stamps - Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous; Paper - Grungepaper and Basic Grey; Flowers from Prima; Rock Candy Crackle Paint; Idea-ology - mask sheets and corners; Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge; Ink: Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Walnut Stain: Ranger Archival Black; unknown ribbon and tulle

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 8

WOWZA!  ok...this tag (Day 8 from Tim Holtz) originally had me shaking in my furry boots...and then I tried it...and WOW!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this technique...definitely not as hard as I made it out to least to me...made my own mask using blank mask sheets and Cricut Joys of the Season cart...

well...Tag #12 is done also...but that will come in my next post...

Supplies:  Stamps - Stampabilities, Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi; Grungepaper; Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass; Ranger Archival ink in Black; Idea-ology corner, Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint and Fired Brick; American Crafts black cardstock and white gel pen; idea-ology mask sheet; Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge; Tiny attacher; Twinklets Diamond Dust; Ribbon from morex

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 11

woohooo!  here is my take on Tim's Day 11 Tag:

off to try and get Tag #8 done and then finish it up with #12!

Supplies:  Stamps - Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz and Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi; Ink - Distress inks: Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, VIntage Photo, Pine Needles, Ranger Archival in black; Distress Embossing Powder - SPeeled Paint, Snow-Tex, Distress Embossing Ink; UTEE Clear; Jute from Westrim Crafts; muse token and pin from idea-ology, bookplate from CTMH; Prima bling

12 Tags of Christmas...Parts 7, 9 and 10...

ok...still plugging away here getting inky and having fun playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas.  I'd been working through them in order, however, Day 8 tag is a bit i'm saving it for the end!  LOL! are tags 7, 9 and 10...created by me...inspired by Tim Holtz:

Tag 7:  Definitely had me working outside my creative box!  love the background and will definitely use that technique again...the about kicked my tail end!

Supplies: Stamps - Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi, Ink - Distress Inks in Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive, VIntage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper -"25" from Tim Holtz idea-ology Lost and Found paper stash, Accessories - Claudine Helmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas, Perfect Pearls Mist in Forever Red, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Apple and English Ivy, Fired Brick Distress Reinker, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals and Elegant Flourishes, Tim Holtz texture fade - oak, idea-ology type charms, Adirondack paint dabber in snow cap, Maya Road alphabet

Tag 9:  I think this is my absolute favorite of this year's 12 tags...picture doesn't really do it justice...but here goes:

Supplies: Stamps - stampabilities, Paper - Tim Holtz paper stash Lost & Found by idea-ology, Ink - Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain, Accessories - Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold and Wheatfields, Glimmer Glaze in Cowboy, Tim Holtz Sizzix Rosette Die, wings from Art Chix, Grungeboard alphas, Adirondack paint dabbers in Espresso and Black, Tim Holtz accoutrements from idea-ology, bling from Recollections, bird from Blue Moon beads, trim from Hobby lobby, Glossy Accents

Tag 10:  LOVED doing this one!  such a whimsical bit...had a lot of fun putting this one together:

Supplies: Stamps - Verve, Paper - Seasonal Grungeboard, Ink - Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Broken China, Pumice Stone, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Memento TUxedo Black; Accessories - Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint, Stickles in Silver and Candy Cane, idea-ology word charm and jump ring; Adirondack paint dabber in snow cap and black, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

ok...a few more tags to finish up...and then the 2010 version of 12 tags of Christmas is to get inked up!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 6

ok...a few days behind...but still having a blast playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas!  This is my take on Tim's Day 6 tag...didn't have some of the embossing folders he had, so I used stamps, embossed the image, then stamped over it (the embossed portion will resist ink) and then used a cuttlebug folder in place of his sizzix texture fade.  Here is my version...created by me...inspired by Tim Holtz:

hope to catch back up this weekend so that I can finish Day 12's tag the same day he posts...been having so much fun getting inky...hate that it's coming to a close so soon!  sniff!

Supplies: Stamps - Trees and snowflakes: Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous (Reindeer Flight), Wish from CTMH December Word Puzzle, Splatter stamp - Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi; Distress inks - Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss; Tissue Tape and Ticket from idea-ology; Seasonal Grungeboard; Pearls - Queen&Co; Stampn'Stuff Clear embossing powder; Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Gold and Juniper; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflakes; Distress Stickles - Vintage Photo

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wishing you... one last tag done this weekend!  this one is for the Simon Says Stamp and Show...Stamp and Show a Tag challenge!  Decided to make a tag separate from all of the Tim tags I was making this weekend...and used my fab holiday Studio 490 stamps to do so!  Here is my tag: off to spend  the rest of the evening with the family!  

Supplies: Stamps - Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi; Distress Inks - Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Walnut Stain; Ranger Archival in Black; Bling - Prima; Grungepaper; Leaves - Prima; idea-ology paper clip; Button - unknown

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 5

Woohooo!  I'm all caught up with the 12 Tags of Christmas!  That is until tomorrow when Tim Holtz unveils the Day 6 tag!  Had so much fun this weekend getting inky!  Here is my version of Tim's Day 5 Tag:

I stuck pretty close to the original...Tim's tag was divine! to work on something else...get one more project done this weekend!

Supplies: Paper - Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Stash from idea-ology; Santa and Sentiment - Mini Holidays (Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous); Holly: CTMH; Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Barn Door, FIred Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain; Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap and Black; Stickles - Holly and Candy Cane; Enamel Accents in White; Idea-ology numerals; Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix: Hanging Sign; Grungepaper; Peeled Paint Distress Stickles; Stamp'n Stuff Embossing Powder in White; Flower Soft - Polar White

12 Tags of Christmas....Part 4

I am having wayyy too much fun!  One of the best parts about playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas is that it is forcing me to dig into my stash and actually use a lot of the products that I tend to horde!  I always worry that I'm going to "run out"... so now I'm trying to adopt the...well OH WELL!  (StampScrapArtTour drops into town in maybe my stash won't be depleted too long!  LOL!).  Here is my take on Tim's Day 4 tag....created by me...inspired by Tim Holtz (gotta give credit where credit is due!!): Tag #5 to get to work on...and then...WOW...I'm all caught up!  WHAT TO DO THEN???  HAHA!  I already have an idea of what I want to work on once I get these tags done!  and then of course...Day 6 of 12 Tags is only a day away!

Supplies: Paper - My Mind's Eye, Sentiment - Mini Holidays: Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous; Distress Ink - Faded jeans; Ranger Archival in Black; Bling - Prima; Pearls - CTMH; Trinket Pin and Jump Rings: idea-ology; Crystals - Heidi Swapp; EK Success Adornments; Ranger Enamel Accents in Black; Silver button - unknown; Adirondack Paint Dabber in Silver

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 3

Ok...of the tags Tim Holtz has shared with us so far this year...the one he created for Day 3 may be my absolute favorite!  GORGEOUS!  So when it came time to make one for myself, I pretty much stuck to what he had...and this one i'll be keeping just for me!  heehee!

I found some fab ribbon trims at Hobby Lobby today...the piece I used on this tag had a little bit of tinsel already in the center portion, and the ribbon itself had some I just added some Peeled Paint distress ink to stain the ribbon just a bit!

Supplies: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage; Tissue Tape and Memo Pin and Ticket from idea-ology; Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Cranberry and Current; DIstress Stickles in Rock Candy; Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap; Bird - Tim Holtz Alterations Caged Bird die by Sizzix; Grungeboard; Stamps - Wreath: Penny Black, Script and Splatter: Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi; Tiny Attacher; Raffia and button - unknown; Trim - Hobby Lobby

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 2

I'm Baaaa-aack!  So soon?  Well...while I was working on Tag #1 there were quite a few "waiting periods" to let pieces and parts I started on Tag#2 while I was waiting.  Now...i'm going to be 100% honest here...not the biggest fan of this particular tag...and this was attempt #2!  For whatever reason...all the parts don't quite add up for me...but, you never know til you try right?  I didn't have the pine bough stamp that Tim used in his original...and my closest substitute didn't work out (that was attempt #1) in South Carolina...why not throw down something straight from the state?  The tree I used was part of a stamp that is actually the state flag, i just masked out the portions I didn't want.  Here is my version of Day 2...created by me, inspired by Tim Holtz: off to get started on #3!

Supplies: Distress Ink - Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap; Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood; Inkssentials Enamel Accents in Black; Stamps - Tree: Artful Legacy, Merry Christmas - Mini Holidays, Flourish (Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous), Splatter: Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi, Music - Stampabilities; Bling - Prima

12 Tags of Christmas...Part 1

Woohoo!  It's that time of year!  The time when the uber-fabulous Tim Holtz takes us through the 12 Tags of Christmas!  WOOOHOOOO!  So excited!  So much inspiration to be had!  Well...enough is my version of Tag#1...created by me...inspired by Tim Holtz:

Didn't have the rickety house die cut of Tim's (and searched a couple of stores for it too!) but I did have the Seasonal Grungeboard...and there was this large piece that was originally a haunted house...but I cut it down to size and kind of aimed my tag at viewing a house in a least that's how I see it!  LOL!  Off to finish Tag#2!

Supplies: Seasonal Grungeboard; Adirondack paint dabbers - Snow Cap and Black; Stamps - Reindeer Flight and Mini Holidays (Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous); Distress inks - Stormy Sky, Faded jeans, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl; Flower Soft - Polar White; Glossy Accents; Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence