Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Create a Scene

I love woodland theme cards,
so the challenge at Country View 
was a breeze!

~Create A Scene~

Using some texture paste and
a stencil, I created the forest background.

I cut the coyote on my Cricut
and made the grass with an edge punch.

I made a few more critter cards.

I used the Unity brand stamp
called So This is Love for the woods.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Unity December Challenge

I love the wide open challenge
this month.

~any holiday~

My mind is jumping ahead to 
Valentines Day already.

Since my vintage photograph
pile is getting a bit overwhelming,
I chose to work with a cute
old snapshot.

The heart stamp that runs across the
photograph is from the March 2011 
Kit of the Month by Unity.
The sentiment was in a grab bag.

How cute is this couple?
It's fun to image if they stayed
together & wed.  The picture is
from a Duluth Minnesota 
high school back in the 1930s.

I use Stazon ink over the pics
and color with my Copic markers.
These require a good long dry time,
so they don't smear.
The photo stamping is tricky,
and a steady hand is required.

I have more cards with old
photos to share with you.
If you love to include vintage items
in your crafts, please keep checking
my blog for inspiration!


Monday, December 21, 2015

December Holtz Tag

It's crazy to think the year is winding down.
I'd like to show you my last 
Tim Holtz Tag challenge entry for 2015.

Here is his wonderful tag:
12 tags of 2015 - December |

Here is my twist on the project:
I liked his fabric background,
but took the easy route.
Mine is printed paper.

I used a punch and made lots of
leaves for the wreath.

The words are Tim's chitchat stickers.
I also distress inked the paper edges with 
my dark brown called Walnut.
The pretty red tinsel ribbon is also 
Tim Holtz brand.

I added a hemp bow & some heart brads.
The Stickles glitter glue gave the wreath
some shimmer, similar to Tim's.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Vintage Photos ~ WINTER

I threw down some good money
for two more photo albums full 
of vintage snapshots!

Making unique cards with these
candid pics is so much fun.
I'm totally addicted to this
new style of card making.

Just look..

How cute are these girls?

The temps here in Minnesota are
finally plunging down to what
we consider "normal" this time 
of year. It's appropriate to send out
this card offering WARM WISHES!