Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vintage Mo's

"Urchin with Bird" by Mo's Digital Pencil has long been a favorite of mine and as I said in yesterday's post I have finally purchased some of her lovely images. 
Many of you know that I love vintage and what a wonderful surprise to find that was the theme at their challenge blog this week. 

My layers of designer papers are from Prima with a tag by Studio 112 and Stampin' Up satin ribbon.
I used the peony and Labels 18 Spellbinders dies along with a Martha Stewart punch.
My coloring was with Spectrum Noir markers.

I had so much fun creating this card and can't wait to use some of the others that I purchased.

Entering this at Mo's Challenge Blog Challenge #206 - Make it Vintage with a Mo image 

Beccy's Place Roses

It has been a while since I have played along in the monthly challenges at Beccy's Place so I was excited to use some of her beautiful images in my card this week.
This is Beccy's Ribbon Roses in Color. I added some of my new glitter from Silhouette and it matched so beautifully with the colors that she used.

A bit of dry embossing, an oval Spellbinders die and sheer/satin ribbon and I was done.
If Beccy's is a new blog for you, why not stop by for a visit. She is always sharing new images, tips and ideas. Her challenge runs until the end of the month.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tag Time....

Happy Monday!

I finally own some Mo Manning designs ! I have long loved the images she creates and a while back I finally purchased a few of my faves!

"What's Cooking?" is one of her most popular images and the adorable "Gingerbread Man" is a freebie!

These were so easy to make. I used a Silhouette Tag file, this one is simple but you will find so many great ones in the store.
First of all I created the fold over tag by taking the file, mirroring it and welding the two pieces together.
I then opened two more tags, one of which I filled with digital paper from Doodle Pantry.
The other tag has the What's Cooking image placed directly on it. I did a trace of the Gingerbread Man with offset and cut him out to mount on my tag.
Both of these were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I glued the finished fronts directly to the folded tag.

Ever have those things you just stuck on? For now, it is tags for me, lol!

I am entering this at the Weekly Shape Challenge at the Silhouette Blog where the theme is to use any tag shape. 

thanks for stopping by and hope you have time to leave me a comment.
Take care....

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Some of my favorite things....

Mason jars, snowmen and pumpkins....what a combination but I love how they all came together.
Using a free digital image of a mason jar from Sweetly Scrapped and my Cameo I was able to create a fold over tag in the shape. I mirrored the jar and then welded the two together. I then took my images from Doodle Pantry , the Snowman Cheer which is a free set and the gorgeous set Pumpkin   along with leaves from the set Covered Bridges   I laid out my design on the jar images and also cut those using the Cameo.
I layered this layer on the tag but you could also just place your images directly onto the tags before cutting them out.

I made a set of 4 of each. The topper is part of a Silhouette file. I inked the edges of these and used foam dots to give some dimension. A hang thread was placed in the corners. 

I had fun decorating these in various ways, what a fun and quick way since I used the pre colored images by Laurie to add something extra to your packages  . Check out all of the great images at this site. She includes outlines and color images in most of her sets.

I am entering this in the monthly Challenge #39 at Doodle Pantry's Blog

I am also entering the pumpkin tags at Card Crafter's Circle and their In the Pumpkin Patch challenge.
Please stop by both of these blogs and take a look around. 

Happy Day......

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Crafter's Journal....

Hello all, how are you doing? I am so excited to show you this journal and I think you might just have to have one as well. It is a new design by Debbie Anne Parent from Ephemera's Vintage Garden , if you aren't familiar with her work, I encourage you to stop by for a visit and while there sign up for her weekly newsletter. She sends an update and her weekly freebie right to your inbox.

This is her new journal My Crafty Life and it is the perfect answer for all of us crafters. It includes pages for journaling, doodling, addresses, special dates,supply lists and so very much more. Take a look at the listing by clicking my crafty life above, and here is a link to a video . It organizes your home,self and crafting world. You will receive a link to a video from Debbie Anne after purchasing showing you how she put the book together. She encourages you to create it for your needs and that is just what I did, I love that it will always be available for me to print more pages and continue to add to as needed.  

 My front panel is one of her freebie images which I am so happy to finally be able to use. I love collages and this one is so very pretty. 
I will tell you as much as I can as to what I have done to add my own touches but I am afraid that this will be a picture heavy post, so I hope you will stay with me.

I colored one of the tulips with baja breeze and blue bayou inks and a stardust pen, love the way it sparkles.
Want 2 Scrap gems, a Making Memories key and a panel which I punched using the Martha Stewart iron gate punch add the right touch. I have used various stamps from Stampin' Up throughout the journal (too many to list).

Inside of front cover: I used distress inks to color the lovely floral panel and used part of the same collage from the front to decorate my glassinine bag. I loved being able to use stickers, pins and scraps from my stash to add to the lovely pages included in this journal.

This shows the today cards which I have in the bag. I also punched holes in them and added a tab so that I could place them wherever needed in my book.

This begins the first section which I am using for my personal home items. It contains note pages, a special dates to remember, shopping lists and menu planners. She also includes a envelope which I hand cut, isn't that great? I used some K &Co. papers which blended beautifully with the design.

close up of the vellum layered over baja breeze.

Inside --- bookmark

Section two will have all of my blogging info. The tag is another of  Debbie Anne's weekly freebie, I printed the sheet of six and will store the extras in one of the envelopes. I also snipped the hand and ink image from one of her printable sheets using it to add to my own title created in Silhouette and printed.
Love the stamped images from SU on the tag.

The next pages:

This section contains pages for my blog goals, team commitments, quotes and such.
Love this!!!

Now for my personal space. I again snipped the floral image from the page above and resized it to use for my section title and cut with oval dies. The edge is another Martha Stewart punch.

Love the inside of this one! There are bookmarks included in the journal as well, love the circles and the damask pattern on the other side.
The iron post was lounging in my stash of cut goodies and looks so good with the sticker. 

Here I have journal pages for my thoughts, address pages and a login page which I will use for all of my crafty sites. The clips are some that I have have for a while and they looked great when I added a bit of distress ink.

Envelope with the damask tags.

Inside of the back cover. 

Back cover.

If you are still with me, thanks a lot! I had so much fun putting this together and have started using it, There are some pages that I haven't talked about included , such as several different calendar set ups but since I use my tablet for my appointments, I didn't print these. 
The pages print out so beautifully and there are so many options for decorating this with an unlimited range of colors. I hope you will check this out and if you do buy one , send me a link to your journal.

I am entering this at 613 Avenue Anything goes (Don't you love their name?) 

Here is one last picture of my friends, Linda and Olga last weekend after a day of fun crafting, eating and sharing laughs. Love you guys and can't wait until our next time!

Happy Day.......