Monday, December 30, 2019

Flurries of Fun

Another entry for The Library Challenge #49. I am always inspired by book covers, so this is the perfect challenge for me. This time, I chose the cover of “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” by Susanna Davidson.

I changed my scene to a winter one, and used Hello Bluebird’s “Treehouse Scene” die and the “Frosty Littles” stamps and dies.
How cute is that little door that opens?! I figured if little mice can live in a treehouse, why not a snowman? He just keeps the air conditioning set to super frosty all year! 🤣

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Library Challenge! #49

Playing along with my first challenge at The Library Challenge, where each week you get to be inspired by a book cover,  title, or story. How cool! This week, the challenge was entitled Anthology, and you got to choose any of this year’s covers (or last year’s, too). I was inspired by the cover of “The Note” by Zoë Folbigg.

I used The Greetery”s “Christmas Care-A-Van” set, the “Hand-Drawn Heart” die from The Stamp Market, “Happy Pretty Panels” from Reverse Confetti, and “Headline Numbers” die from Papertrey Ink for my scene.
Please excuse my post as I broke my tablet screen and am trying from my new phone for the first time and I’m trying to figure out how to add an edited photo 🤣!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 26th and final TAG!!

My 26th and FINAL TAG for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags! On Day 21, Tracey featured inspiration from Lawn Fawn! I am a big fan of Francesca Vignoli's sweet style and was inspired by her sparkling pastel unicorn tag!

I used the robot from Lawn Fawn's set with Chibitronics called "Charge Me Up" and paired him with mini lights and a sentiment from Hello Bluebird. The top of the tag was made with a snow stencil and white texture paste. The robot was stamped with clear ink and embossed in silver.

The robot was colored with Zig Clear Color markers and a waterbrush, then covered with Wink of Stella pen glitter. The lights were cut from colored card stock then coated with Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter. The light string was cut from silver card stock. The snowflakes came from Lawn Fawn's limited edition " Snow Bunnies" set created for Simon Says Stamps' Stamptember.

Thanks SO much to Tracey, her designers and ALL of the companies and Design Team members for putting on a fabulous tag show for us! It's been so inspirational  and fun! Also, a thank you to all who visited my blog and left such sweet comments ❤!

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 24

Day 24 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags featured design by Heffy Doodle! I was inspired by Cassie Tezak's sweet pastel scene featuring Santa's Workshop with a pink and white awning!

I made another North Pole village stop...Mrs. Claus' Sweet Shoppe, with Papertrey Ink's Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe...

I used a snow stencil from KaiserCraft with white texture paste over a background sponged with Distress Oxide Inks. Stamped a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Used Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe stamps and dies and PTI's Tinsel & Tags kit stamps and dies for my little shoppe tucked in the snowy hills of the North Pole!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 16

On Day 16 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, there were sweet designs from Waffle Flower! I
was inspired by Carol Mayne's sweet bear tag with the navy plaid background...

I colored Waffle Flower's adorable "Bear Hugs" image with Zig Clear Color and Tombow markers and placed it over a background made with Hero Art's "Star Light Star Bright" background. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I cut the whole scene out with a scalloped square die from Nestabilities, then added Stardust Stickles on each and every little star! 😊🎇

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

25 Days of Christmas. Tags- Day 20

Day 20 at Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags brought fun inspiration from A Jillian Vance Design. For the first time, I combined ideas from two designers to make my tag...Jillian Vance and
 Bunny Vance! I love Jullian's buffalo plaid and greenery, and Bunny's fun baked confection tag with a sweet greeting!

I used Papertrey Ink's Christmas Tree Shaker and Holly Jolly dies. I linked the plaid with the Honey Bee Stamps plaid stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I filled the shaker with the coolest "Polka Parade" rainbow sprinkles from Little Things from Lucy's Cards. Added some Nuvo Drops and baker's twine, and this yummy pastel treat tag is ready!

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Bonus Day 26

I'm still posting out of order as I check off my list for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags! I skipped ahead to her bonus day 26 so that I could use some cute Hello Bluebir stamps! I chose
 Marine Simon's cute corrugated tags with the adorable snow angel-making deer from "First Snow!"

I had some cream colored corrugated cardboard, and I die cut the deer from two pieces then placed the die cut inside. The added layer makes it seem like the deer has sunk down into the snow.

Added a snowflake cut with a L'il Ibkers die and a tag from PTI stamped with a sentiment from the Firat Snow set. I colored the deer with Zig Clean Color and Tombow markers and a wet paintbrush. Added lots of Sakura Stardust pen in the space around the deer for snowy sparkle Such sweet and fun images and sentiments at Hello Bluebird!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 25

Day 25 at Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags brought designs from Honey Bee Stamps.I loved Bobbi Lemanski's winter foliage tags so much that I made inspired by her pine cone tag and the other by her greenery tag.

I loved Bobbi's black woodgrain background, so I made mine with Stampin Up's 3D Woodgrain embossing folder, brushed with white ink. The pine cone and bough were made with The Greetery's new "BotaniCuts Pine Bough" die set. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

The second tag is made with The Greetery's "Winter Sketches" pine bough and the older Gingham Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms. The sentiment is from The Greetery's "Christmas Eve" set. One of my favorite things I learned from Bobbi's blog is that she colored a stamped woodgrain background from Honey Bee Stamps with Copic markers! I had never done that before, so I stamped a Hero Arts background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with brown Copics. I love how it looks!

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 22

Day 22 at Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags brought lovely inspiration from Birch Press Designs. I was inspired by Ashlea Cornell's pretty die cut tag with the glittery sentiments!

I wanted to make a tag with the die cuts left in the frame and neutral background colors like Ashlea, so I used Neat & Tangled "Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate" die again.The pieces were cut from the "Gingham Farm" patterned paper collection from My Mind's Eye 🤗!

I cut some mini stars from silver glitter paper and added a pop of red with a red heart covered in Glossy Accents. The "joy" sentiment is cut from some glossy cream patterned paper with PTI's "Headline Alphabet" dies. Now I have lots of little leftover houses for more fun tags!

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 18

Day 18 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags featured designs by Neat & Tangled! I was inspired by Carol Mayne's red bokeh tag, so I made a tag with a background to match...

I made the background using a Hero Arts stencil called "Bubble Confetti." I linked the tag with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. The first layer was Barn Door all over the tag with Barn Door circles over the top, I then added more circles with the stencil in Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany. I finished with a few white pigment ink circles.

I cut houses in white using Neat and Tangled's "Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate" die and lined then up partially off the tag, cutting the excess off of the bottom. The sentiment from PTI's Pen & Ink:Christmas" is heat embossed with white powder. Added a little red heart with Glossy Accents, too. This card was fun to make...bur there was red ink everywhere! 😄

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 9

Playing some catch up for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, going way back to Day 9 with Pink & Main. I loved Annette Allan's sweet, funny little animals all dressed for winter...especially the bear!

I just got Reverse Confetti's "Big Bear" set, and thought he would be perfect!

I colored with Zig Clean Color and Tombow markers and a wet paintbrush. Added the hat from Reverse Confetti's "S'more Love" set. I used the Ink Blot Shop's "Cable Knit Background" and shaded it with Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide inks. The snowflakes are heat embossed over the top with white powder and the sentiment is from PTI's "Warm & Fuzzy." I love how this turned out, thanks for the inspiration, Annette!

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 23

Day 23 of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags featured some Jillibean Soup! I was inspired by Leanne Allinson's adorable pickup truck cards, and I happen to have Jillibean Soup's Loads of Love stamp set!

I tried some no line coloring, so I stamped the truck with Inkon3's Fadeout ink then used Prismacolor pencils. Stamped an old Weave Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms in white ink along the bottom. At the top, stamped pine branches from The Greetery's "Winter Sketches" and some snowflakes from PTI's "Warm and Fuzzy" using white ink, too The sentiment from Pen & Ink: Christmas" is also from PTI. A tiny sprig and rusty jingle bell to finish this little rustic tag!