Saturday, December 20, 2014

Himcr # 179 - A Day for Dasies

 
HIMCR #179 - Freestyle!

Let's make it easy and FUN! since we have so much going on this time of the year!

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!
 
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
 


 
Recipe:
 
Image from A Day for Daisies
Cardstock - I managed to use all scraps for mine. The red and white was printed with my Imagine, the green and white came from a DCWV stack and the foil was from a foil stack.
Ribbon 
Cuttlebug snow embossing folder
Spellbinder's circle and scalloped circle die sets
Imaginisce jewels
Yellow flocking
I colored the image then cut it out using my Spellbinder's circle dies. The "frame" around the image was cut with my Spellbinder's scalloped circle dies, putting a smaller one inside the bigger one.  
I used the embossing folder on the green paper.
I printed the sentiment with my printer and layered it onto a piece of the foil paper scrap.
I used some yellow flocking for the poinsettia centers.
 
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

12 Months of Christmas

I have been chosen to be a part of The 12 Months of Christmas design team. This is my first card for the new team.

 
This beautiful paper is from:
 
 
 
Please go visit them, they have a wide variety of beautiful papers and digis to choose from. Lisa is very talented and it shows in her designs.
 
I downsized the design so that it would fit on the face of my card which measures 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide. Then I stamped the sentiment in red and the holly bells in black and colored the bells and leaves in using some colored pencils, I added red pearls for the holly.
 
The stamps are from the, "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" set from:Plum Purdy Designs by Renee Mullins another very talented lady.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
 
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Path of Positivity - Challenge #21 Midway Post

I'm a Guest Designer this month at Path of Positivity this month's theme is Faith. I'm very honored to have been asked to take part in this challenge.

 For the midway post I decided to use this design from: Pickled-Potpourri  this was a very easy image to work with and the sentiment is already on the card.

 



I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the design then I layered it onto a piece of silver glitter paper that I embossed using my eBosser and Delicate Dots folder. The card base is DCWV, I added a piece of gold and white twine to the side and some jewels to the opening edge and a red bow under the candlestick.


The reason I chose this image is because the sentiment says it all, Christmas is the most Blessed time of the year and a true miracle happened when our Lord, Jesus Christ was born.
The celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is the Holiest day of the year.  Whatever your own personal beliefs, it is important to have faith in your life.  The idea of believing in something that you can't tangibly see or hear, like love for example, helps to give us hope; and, we could all do with a little more hope.

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

 
 
 

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

HIMCR #178 - Super Scraps Saturday - Shaker Card


HIMCR #178 - Super Scraps Saturday!

Time to get out those scraps!


The sponsor is The Paper Shelter!



The giveaway is a $20 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter!
 

 
Recipe:
Image from The Paper Shelter, I used the colored image.
All of my scraps are from DCVW Christmas stacks
Ribbon
Clear acetate
Chipboard, mine was from the back of a pad of paper.
Sequins
 
Print image, mine is 4" x 4", I cut the frame to fit with my Cricut and Fancy Frames Cartridge. I also cut 4 of the frame from chipboard for the shaker element (rather than using layers of foam tape), I glued one chipboard frame on top of the other, glued the clear acetate window then the red glitter frame.
Assemble the card and layers then place the image on the card face and adhere it using a good adhesive. Place some sequins on top of the image and adhere the layered frame on top of the printed image.
I stamped the, "Happy Holiday's" using a stamp from my stash onto white cardstock then I layered it with a piece of the red glitter paper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gift Tags

Today I have some really cute gift tags I made using the Joyful Greetings Printable Hang Tags

 

 
You get 8 total tags, 2 of each design.
 
I had these sheets of Christmas paper that were the perfect size, 6 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide before folding in the middle at the 3 1/4" mark and cut out the hang tags using my paper trimmer.
 
Then I pulled out some glitter paper/foil paper scraps and cut them so that they would be big enough to layer the hang tags onto. I wrapped ribbon around the layering pieces like you would a gift box, adhered the hang tags and attached the layers to the front of the gift tags, punched a hole in the upper right corner of each one and attached a piece of ribbon.
 
Added a few sequins to the front of each one and I was done. These could also be used to make some Mini Christmas cards.
 
Thanks for stopping by and looking.
 
See you next time.
 
 
 

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

HIMCR # 177 - Paper Temptress Christmas Colors


HIMCR #177 - Christmas Colors!

This can be whatever colors you like to use at Christmas time!


The sponsor is Papertemptress.com




The giveaway is a pack of Christmas papers from Papertemptress.com!

We got to play with Paper Temptress papers this week, the papers are all beautiful. I had so much fun that I made two projects.



For my first one I used the package of papers sent to me by Paper Temptress. The paper has a beautiful shimmer to it, you can see it on the tree. It also embosses beautifully. The ribbon is two sided (at least it appears to be to me), it is thick heavy duty and very easy to work with.

I freehand cut the card, it is 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide when folded. The tree is a Cuttlebug die, the star and ornaments are from the same die and embossed with the matching Cuttlebug folder. The white background is embossed using my snowflake Cuttlebug folder. Tree and sentiment are adhered with foam pads.

Papers used:
Card base and red ornaments - Red Pepper Thick Classic Columns (you can see and feel the columns)
White background - Cryogen White
Tree - Emerald Mica/Metallic
Green ornaments and green layer under sentiment - Jelly Bean Green Pop Tones 100#
Cream ornaments - Candido Incandescent
Sentiment stamped onto - Opal Mica/Metallic I used Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Ink to stamp the sentiment.
Star - Gold Metallic
Ribbon - also from Paper Temptress - Green/Red Ladder Ribbon

This paper is wonderful for stamping and embossing.


For my second card I used some papers that a friend had sent me. I cut and embossed the ornament with the same Cuttlebug folder and die set. I wrapped ribbon around the middle of the card using the reverse side from the card above then made a little bow using the reverse side of the ribbon.

The base is a 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" when folded cut from a piece of White Wide Columns. You can see and feel the columns.
Sentiment panel:
Bottom - Silver Mica/Metallic
Middle - Neehah Solar Wite 80#
Top - Lapis Lazuli Mica/Metallic (text)
Ornaments:
Red - Jupiter Red Mica/Metallic
Gold - Gold Metallic
Green - Green Felt, it has a texture of it's own that I can't get to photograph well.
Silver - Silver Mica/Metallic

The sentiment is embossed with VersaMark Ink and Snowflake Embossing Tinsel by Ranger.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Home Decor

Today I have a home décor item to share with you made using these very sweet labels: Small Farmhouse Labels

I save my used glass jars, the kind jams and pickles come in. I also save some of my empty yeast and relish bottles, this time I used a jam jar.


 
I stamped around the outside of the jar using the smallest star in the My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas stamp set, using Blazing Red StazOn ink and let it dry. I glued 2 levels of red pompom trim to the top of the jar then filled the inside of the jar with some iridescent Easter grass (basket filler).
 
I printed the files on vellum, you get a total of 18 labels, 3 of each in 3 different sizes, 9 on a parchment background, 9 on a white background. The ink takes a long time to dry on vellum, I let mine dry overnight before handling them so that I didn't end smearing ink everywhere.
 
After the ink on the labels dried, I cut out the 3 smallest of both pages. I adhered them to some light green glitter paper, using my Xyron 3" sticker maker and cutting them out and inking my edges.
 
 
I used some kitchen skewers and glue gun and hot glued the sticks to the backs of the designs, when the glue was totally set I turned them over and added a bow to the front of each one. I broke off part of the sticks on some of them for a variety of sizes.
 
See you next time,
 
Sue Kracker
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 Months of Christmas - Candy


12 Months of Christmas Blog Candy




 
We are offering up a total of 7 prizes.

Here are the details:
  • One person will receive the full mini kit.
  • One person will receive both paper sets (patterned and textured).
  • One person will receive the word art set.
  • One person will receive all three element sets (frames, lace/ribbons, brads).

HOLIDAY HOOPLA KIT






  • One person will receive all twelve papers that were offered up during the 2014 season of the link up PLUS two bonus papers.

12 MONTHS OF CHRISTMAS PAPERS - 2014


  • One person will receive the Happy Holidays word art set.
  • One person will receive the White Christmas word art set.

 


So, in summary, to qualify to receive any of the prizes offered up, you must:
  1. Be or become a Follower of 12 Months of Christmas blog through Google Friends Connect.
  2. Add the candy badge to your sidebar.
  3. Leave us a comment letting us know your favourite holiday tradition.
  4. Link up through the Inlinkz feature.
We will post the winners of the blog candy on Thursday, January 8th, at 6:00 PM.

 

Printable Farmhouse Label Projects

For this project I used the:


 
Toy Co/Coal Co
 
You get 12 total labels, two different images in 3 different sizes.
 
 
 
 
My first card is a side step card. I found a very good video on how to cut and score this card: Side Step Card on Youtube I used one of the smallest images on this card. To make my, "coal" I used some black fleece scraps I have leftover from a pair of pajamas that I made myself. I didn't make the strips uniform, coal doesn't come that way in nature. I cut 4 strips of fleece approximately 1.75" wide x 3" tall, folded them in half to form almost a square then stitch together on the bottom and sides then turn so they are right side out and stuff with fiberfill, stitch opening closed. The Christmas stocking and sentiment were cut with my Cricut.
 
Next came some tags.
 
 
After cutting out my images (I used the next size up from the side step card) I mounted them onto some green scraps I had on hand, punched a hole in the upper left corner and added the ribbon.
 
I also made 4 cards.
 
 
 
I cut some Christmas papers from my stash and cut the cards, the first 3 cards measure 6" high x 4 1/4" wide when folded and trimmed the corners, then I cut a layer to mount the images onto. I tied a twine around the middle on two of them, and a bow on one. The last and smaller card measures 5 1/2" high x 5" wide when folded. I also added a layer to this card and a twine bow. For these 4 cards I used the 2 biggest sizes of the images.
 
 
 
 
 



Monday, December 1, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge #21 - Guest Designer

I'm a Guest Designer this month at Path of Positivity this month's theme is Faith. I'm very honored to have been asked to take part in this challenge.
  For the start of the challenge I decided to use this design from: Fresh Brewed Designs  the simple beauty of the image really drew me to it.

 

I used my Tombow markers to color the design then I chomped my corners with my corner chomper and layered the image onto a piece of red glitter paper. I printed my sentiment with my printer, chomped the corners and layered it onto red glitter paper. I added some Zva Creative bling and a piece of green twine. My card base is from My Mind's Eye. I also chomped the corners of the card base.

The reason I chose this image and sentiment is because
the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is the Holiest day of the year.  Whatever your own personal beliefs, it is important to have faith in your life.  The idea of believing in something that you can't tangibly see or hear, like love for example, helps to give us hope; and, we could all do with a little more hope.
For my midway post which will be posted on December 15th, I chose an image from: Pickled-Potpourri .
The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

  • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.