Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gift wrapping









I would have to say that I am 98% done with my holiday shopping.  Many of the gifts are spread out on the dining room table waiting to be wrapped.  

Before Thanksgiving I made a bunch of tags.... Now the problem.  
Finding bags and gift wrap to match.  Does this happen to you???  

I made a couple of these tags a few weeks ago.
 After a browsing a few stores, I found that I really could not match the 
package as well as I would have liked.  



I used an adorable stamp set that I picked up from the Rubber Cafe.   
I stamped and colored an extra package.  Cut it out and used some pop dots to pop it off the tag.  Added some glitter behind to give it a little sparkle and then framed the image with circles.  






Here is the finished package.  Not quite what I was going for but it works.  

Teresa






I will be entering this card into the following challenges



Friday, December 12, 2014

Friendship









Happy Friday!!!!  

I am so glad it is the weekend.  It was a very busy work week.  Now I get to relax and  craft.  YAY!!

I spend all week thinking about participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I came home.... had a little dinner and then made this little tag.  





It is constructed of 4 circles that are folded in half and then linked together to make a square.

I covered the backside with the sweet image from unity.  






When the circles are ope it looks like a flower.  



I stamped this Unity Sentiment on some white card stock and placed it inside.  

I want to apologize for the poor photos.  I have messed up the Sync of my camera and the external flash and I am not sure how to fix it.  UGH!!
 I had to use my on-board flash and it likes to wash out the photo's a little.  I   


I'll be back soon to share another tag.  But I am going to photograph it outside.... better light...LOL

Teresa



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Taking the challenge with Mou



Hello there.

We are down to 14 days until Christmas.  How are your holiday projects coming along???  

 I took some time this weekend to complete some handmade gifts.  I have been playing around with some mixed media.  I wanted to make something for a dear friend.  She really loves to put together and frame puzzles.  I seem to buy her one every year.  This year I though I'd try something different.  

I raided my son's room and found a dollar store puzzle that he would not be putting together anytime soon.  I used two coats of gesso to hide the image.  Then painted the pieces with silk acrylic paints.  The stamped images and heat embossed the puzzle pieces.  




I then layered papers on the art board and used acrylic paint and my gelatos to achieve the background color and texture.  Added more texture with some modeling cream and Ferro.  

This is actually the first piece I have shared with anyone.  

I will admit.  After I took the photo, I decided it need a little sparkle.  
So I added some distress stickles.  

I hope my friend enjoys this piece.  

Thanks checking in

Teresa



I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Design Memory Crafts - Take the challenge with Mou - December.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Magic


Hello All,

I'm still working on some holiday projects.  Almost done though.  Our house is still treeless.  Maybe we will get the tree up this weekend.  That will make the Son happy.

Today I want to share another Christmas card.

I used the Unity Be Inspired Challenge sketch to put together my card.











Of course the Sentiment if from Unity.  I used the snowflake die from Spellbinders.  I picked up the die at the scrapbook expo.  I just love these shapes.  


Hope your holiday projects are moving right along,.

Thanks for stopping by

Teresa





I will be entering this project in the following challenges:


Unity - Be Inspired Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Get Creative Challenge Blog - Christmas

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Inspiration




Today I placed in the mail 51 cards for the Caring heats card drive.  I am very happy participate in such a great cause.  I hope my cards bring joy to the recipients.  

While making cards for the drives, I am always looking for some inspiration to keep things fresh.  One can only make so many of the same layout.  

While blog hopping I noticed that Winnie and Walter has a challenge....Play date #4

Here is the inspiration 


w&w_playdate4_oct2014



And here is my card.  I did make more that one... of course.  

I was inspired by the deep red colors with the sparkle of the silver.  My silver is in the Gems that I added to the tree.  The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.  I stamped it in white.  The tree is from Spellbinders.  I tried using Gems and glitter to decorate the tree.  The Gems worked the best.  I might make a couple more and and use sequins for the tree .






Thanks for stopping in....


Teresa








I will be entering this project in the following challenges



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas cards in progress



Hello Friends,

What have you been working on????

I have been working very hard on holiday cards.

I am making as many as I can for the Caring Hearts Card drive.  All of the cards collected will be sent to the elderly.  I love supporting these types of causes.   The first year I participated I only sent a few cards.  This year I may have 40 ready to send out.

Now that I have almost finished my task, I can take some time to share.

I made this card using a fun stamp set from the Rubber Cafe.  The elves in the set are super cute.  I added a little sparkle to the stars and embossed the card base.




Merry and Bright seems to be the sentiment of this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping in.  I plan on sharing more soon.

Teresa


I will be entering this card into the following challenges


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Taking the Challenge with Mou.

Happy Saturday!  

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting crafty.  

Today I want to share with you a project that I made with the inspiration from Mou from the Deign Memory Craft blog.  

Mou made a beautiful pillow box to give to her family at during Thanksgiving.   I was very inspired by this project, so I thought I would make one of my own.  




I first coated my pillow box with Gesso.  Then stamped the leaves in white ink and and heat embossed with clear embossing   

I used my gelatos to water color the background.  I then used my Stampers Big brush pens to color in the leaves.  I then tied on the wooden leave with some twine.  


Thank you for stopping by.

Teresa