Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I cut all the elements out with my Silhouette, love that machine! The sentiment is from Verve's Merry Wishes. I accented with some shiny silver pearls and some peridot gems.
Monday, November 28, 2011
This is my take on some tags I spotted on the MFT store home page.
I started with a kraft base; the paper is in one of those packs from Hobby Lobby. The paper is quite thin, but it works ok for these tags since so much is added to them. I, however, prefer a thicker cardstock and simply won't make the mistake of getting those packs again.
The kraft tags was embossed with either a woodgrain or damask folder for a touch of texture. I then cut the frame shape with my Silhouette from the lovely Echo Park paper. I also cut the mint and numbers out of some textured red cardstock.
I wrapped the candy in a cello bag that I cut in half, then tied closed with twine. The candy and numbers were adhered with boosters and sticky glue dots. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps; it was stamped, punched with an oval punch, then mounted in the center of the frame.
Lastly, I added some ribbon tied with more twine and a sweet little button.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The above picture is my set of 6 tags; some will go on the bread I'm making for gifts and others will hold a gift card on the back.
I used several cut elements- the doilies, banner flags, and the accordion flowers. The sentiments are from the new Handmade Set and those were punched out and adhered to the accordion flower.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
This week's My Time Made Easy sketch, MTMEPPS37, frightened me. But, I came up with an idea that works, I hope.
Be sure to stop by the My Time Made Easy blog to see this sketch as well as inspiration from the design team....they really rock!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The papers are PTI, I'm down to just a few sheets of it. Grateful to be using it up finally, seems like I've had it forever. Anyway, all the elements were cut with my Silhouette- except for the horizontal border and the felt loopy flower.
The sentiment is from Verve, I love the font found in this set.
Well, hopefully later today I will be starting on the prep work for Thanksgiving dinner.....this'll be after I take the boy ice skating. I can't wait to sit down with my family and enjoy the day.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
I love this sentiment from When There's Nothing Left to Say; and most often, it's those around us that can read between the lines and help us through some of our darkest times. That flower really helps bring in a ray of sunshine.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I used the cute l'il snowman from Made of Snow for my card, utilizing some stickles for sparkle. The snowflakes and scallop background were cut with my Silhouette- being able to size them perfectly for the card is such a great feature.
I accented the snowflakes with some silver pearls and tiny pink gems from Pizzazzaplenty. I was so happy to have maintained a very soft look; I tend to overdo it when it comes to color.
Head on over to the My Time Made Easy blog to see this super sketch as well as endless inspiration from the rest of the design team.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Anyhoo, the sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps and it's available in rubber and digi; glad it's offered both ways. Here, I used the rubber version.
I cut the image panel/mat, some leaves, and the border with my Silhouette, love that machine! The paper is from Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather, from last year or later.
Monday, November 14, 2011
All the elements were cut with my Silhouette; the poinsettia, the banner flag, the rosette, the leaves and the image panel. I used Verve's Merry Wishes set for the sentiment and the faux misteltoe.
I added little bits of stickles to the poinsettia tips and some pearls for the centers.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I bought a package of 6 lip glosses last year after Christmas and have re-packaged them into this cute little box. I could NOT wait to use this clever little sentiment for the outside of it.
The rosette was topped with some circle punches and then I topped the box with a portion of a doily accented with pearls.
You can see even more inspiration on the PMS blog; this release has been really fun for all of us!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I paired the image with the November SFYTT and some lovely Echo Park papers. The image was colored to match the papers in the bottom strip...but it got a little covered up. *whoops* I added some silver pearls to the image panel and a few gems act as buttons for her sweater.
You'll wanna head over to the PMS blog to see even more inspiration using images from this fabulous new release!
I really love this paper pattern from Mrs. Candy Claus; totally reminds me of Christmas candy canes. The ornament, cut from Beautiful Baubles, was covered with crystal effects; I stamped the band with Puckered Up Patterns. The ornament topper was covered with stickles.
Some final touches include red gems on the doily and gold cording for the ornament hook.
Now, head on over to the My Time Made Easy blog to see this sketch for yourself and to be inspired at how the other gals used it. WOW!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The giant snowflake was cut with my Silhouette as were the circles for the image panel. The snowflake was embellished with shiny silver pearls from Pizzazzaplenty.
The image is from Winter Mittens and I just used the heart to embellish each mitten and then fastened a button with some twine to a small snowflake to act as the mitten string anchor. Loving the little pop of red.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The 5th October Viva la Verve sketch was another goodie, I love the 3 panels behind the image. I used up some of the Lost & Found papers (My Mind's Eye) that I have been using for most of the VLV sketches. This one is going to my younger sister for her birthday.
All the shapes were cut on my Silhouette. I tell ya, that machine is coming in handy these days. I am slowly learning to rely on it more as a valuable tool.
I embossed the leaves with a woodgrain embossing folder for just a touch more texture. It almost looks like corrugated cardboard. The loopy flower is awesome! It was pretty easy to make too; after all the Silhouette did the cutting. All I did was roll it and then glue it together. Easy!
The sentiment from Kind Words was accented with some pearls.
Here is a close up of the loopy flower. You can see how full it is; although I wish I had fluffed each of the loops up a bit more. Can't wait to make more of these.
Monday, November 7, 2011
I used Color It: Winter Tags for my card today. I combined 2 of the images from the set- the stocking and the bit of holly.
The image was colored to match my very colorful papers and then accented with stickles. I stamped the sentiment in white, it's hard to see at this angle.
Now, hop on over to see Jackie. You are going to swoon over her project using one of the new Color Kids.
Don't forget! The Release Party is tonight. We start it at about 9:00 pm EST in the Paper Makeup Stamps Forum. Hope we see you there.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Today we are featuring all the singles being released on November 7th.
I get to show you Hayden; she's a precious fairy blowing a sweet wintry kiss and she comes with a sentiment as well (not shown here).
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I chose to use the Mrs. Candy Claus paper pack, it has lots of fun patterns and pretty colors. Then I cut the Frost Bitten mittens with my Silhouette, embossing after they were assembled. Then, I just hung them on twine with a large brad.
Be sure to visit the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch for yourself and to look at the inspiration the Design Team has for you.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The shapes were cut on my Silhouette, I love that I can make them whatever size I want. Plus, you can design it right on the work area so that you get everything the right size.
The sentiment is from Verve.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The banner and letters were cut with the Silhouette machine and then strung on with some twine. Each letter has some glitter on it as well.