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Saturday, October 30, 2010

You guessed it......another tin!

Yes I have got one more tin finished! This little image is the third bear off the Bildmalarna stamp that I cut apart. I am having so much fun making these tins that I think I may try to sell a few once I get the ones I need done. Not too sure if they will sell or not or what price anyone would pay, but will see what happens when and if that time comes. lol

Challenges:

Stamp with Fun- sketch

Spoon Full of Sugar- die cuts and punches...the oval is from a die and the leaves are from a punch

Creative Card Crew- Punches

Papertake Weekly- sparkle

Simon Says- punch em'

Stampavie and More- Christmas

ABC Challenge-G is for glitter


Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another altered tin


Well, I managed to get one more done tonight! I am having fun with these tins......so much fun, I have ordered more and more of them from my good "shopping buddy". lol I used a sketch from "Just Cute Bears and Friends" forgetting that I had to use an animal! So won't be entering there this week. lol I also am using this for a private challenge between some good friends where we need to use at least one snowflake and have a Christmas theme. I inked the edges for an antique look. I love these tiny Tilda's and cannot wait until more are available!

Challenges I am entering:

Delightful Challenges- Christmas

Frosted Designs- Die cut

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy the Cat -Die cut or punch

The Ribbon Girl- use green and red

Other Lovelies- H is for Happy Hollidays

Crafty Pad- Christmas

Tuesday Throwdown- Anything goes

Winter Wonderland
- recipe....2papers, one snowflake one ribbon and one charm.

Christmas Stamping all Year Long- metal....not only the tin to start with but also the charm

Thank you so much for stopping by. May God bless you all!

Lil' Magnolia angel tin.


WOW! I am so impressed with me! lol I had the entire day to play and had little interuptions! I actually got a couple things done. Hubby is off to California visiting his mama so didn't even have to take a break to cook. Of course it may be back to my mama's in the am but at least I played and played and played today. lol Here is another gift card tin I altered. I used two embossing folders....I have had forever but seldom use! I roughed up the edges with the help of my handy dandy TH tool. I also inked around them and added stickles. I do think this one is a bit on the gaudy side with all the gold stickles but think it will show nicely on the tree. ( am trying to convince myself anyway!) I also sprayed the tin (just before adding the image) with glimmer mist. So this ornament is all shiny. Now only 14 more to go before Christmas.

I am entering the following challenges:

ABC Christmas- got the sketch from here but we also need to use three V's.......I am doing vertical, vintage, and very sparkly.

MelJen's- anything goes

Creatalicious- Mostly white

Sarah Hurley- Christmas with NO green or red

Stamp Scrap and Doodle- Christmas with NO green or red

Totally Gorgeous- Sparkle

Stamping and Scrapping- ribbon

Artful Inkables-Embossing and flower

Penny's- as long as it can fly.

Aly's Sunday- distressed


Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless!!!

Twin's ornaments



My nephew is having twin boys! I made the gift card tins into ornaments and made the inside a place to add a couple photos depicting their first Christmas. I thought that these little keepsake tins might be a nice gift......anyway I am hoping. I didn't want to make them exactly the same but did want them to be alike. I used the little bear stocking stamp from Bildmalarna and cut the little fellows apart. They were the perfect size for working with these tins. I hope the parents will like this attempt at making a keepsake ornament for their new little ones.

Challenges I am entering them in:

OSAAT- Celebrations.....new baby....twins.....first Christmas......lots to celebrate here!

Quixotic Inspirations- Christmas

Aud Sentiments- baby sentiment

Southern Girls- glitter

Peachy Keen- wrap it up (gift card holder)

Sweet Stamping -anything but a card

2 Sisters
- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Jesus is the Reason" tin

When I saw the challenge this week from Winter Wonderland for "Jesus is the Reason", I wanted to make my next tin to fit. I then searched for just the right sketch and found it at The Sweet Stop! I do love their sketches! So far I am having fun trying to alter these tiny tins and make them into Christmas ornaments the grandkids will like. I have 15 to go tho so not sure how much longer the fun will last. lol

Other challenges I am entering are:

Penny's Paper-Crafty- Round

Glitterbabe's
- anything goes

Allsorts- song "Jesus is the Reason"

Secret Crafter- distressed....ink

One Stop Craft Challenge
- alter it

Other Lovelies- "F" I chose flowers

Crafty Ho's- colors red, green and brown

Thank you so much for stopping by! God bless you!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gift Card Holder for Craftalicious



My good friend was so kind to think of me while she was shopping one day. She knew I would love to have these gift card tins so purchased me enough to use for the ornaments. Each year I make the grandkids a special ornament and hang it on the tree. They all seem to get excited to find theirs and even more excited to see what's inside. lol Thank you so much good buddy! This same good friend sent me this cute little stamp (along with three others in a set) for my birthday!!! This is the first one I tried and think it turned out pretty cute. You can see I used lots of stickles and even coated the candy cane he is holding with shimmerz. Just hope my littlest grandson likes it! Also, at Craftalicious this week it is "Anything Goes" so this is my anything. Hope to see you all join us for a chance to win the prize sponsered by MelJens!

Challenges I am entering:

The Pixie Cottage- sketch

ABC Challenge- X is for Christmas

City Crafter- Holiday

Bah! Humbug!- cuties

Delightful challenges- Red Green and white

Anything Goes- Christmas

Sweet Stampin'-bling

Ellephantastic- Anything Goes

Ooh la la- nothing floral

Die Cut Dreams- recipe: 3 papers, 2 embellies and one image

Thank you so much for stopping by! God Bless!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Altered Caddy

A friend and I decided to take a shopping trip this past weekend just to have a little get-away. She had not been out of town for over a year so figured it was about time. We went to Boise for a weekend of shopping and I came across two of these ugly caddies and thought I would try my hand at altering. I have never altered too much and it is something I have wanted to try. Besides, I have a ton of cards now after a year of creating them, I figure it is time I move on to something else. So, here is the beginning object.

I had a hard time trying to decide just what to do with it but started by removing the plate off the front. I wanted this to be for someone other than a mom. lol I then decided to go with a more distressed feel instead of bright and cheery. Several years ago I purchased a tote full of paper from Costco. While at Costco, I thought they were just gorgeous and such a great bargain. Upon bringing them home, I decided they were not all that great and have not used hardly any. Once again I am trying to use things out of my stash so out comes this unused pile of neglected papers. I am still not too fond of them but chose three to use anyway. I thought this little Hanglar stamp was perfect for such a caddy. I also used some "melted" flowers along with some newly purchased ones. I did buy the Tim Holtz bookplates while in Boise but that is the only new things I used so mostly keeping to my "use stash" vow. With all that said, here is the finished caddy.



Challenges I hope this qualifies for are:

The Sisterhood of Crafters-color combo brown, blue and cream

ABC Christmas- U- under the tree

Moving Along with the Times-anything but a card

Pollycraft Monday- Anything goes

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Open theme

Flourishes-Beauty of the gift

Creatalicious- colors-pink, brown and green

Lots to Do- vintage

Other Lovelies-Embellishments

Sarah Hurley- flowers.....Thanks so much Lisa for the reference! Hugs to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween at Lexi's!

Lexi has some wonderful new Halloween stamps and we all got to play with the new ones! I chose little Vampire bear for my card. I had a lot of fun thinking of ways to use stash up on this one. All the paper is at least a year old. The bat stickers and spider are even older. As I was rummaging thru everything, I found some Halloween rubons so decided to add a web to the lower corner. This is the first time I think I used a rubon on a card. The little candy corn charms are a couple years old as well as the bread tie "Happy". Then to top it all off I cut out the "Halloween" from the confetti package label. And as most always, I had to add a little stickles here and there as well as a few pearls. Please come over and join our "Spooky" challenge at Lexi's Creations!

Challenges:

Stamping and Scrapping- Halloween and I used Shimmerz that I bought from Cindy

Paper Sundaes
- something from your stash....this card is almost completely from old stash! lol

Stamp Something
- celebrate

Aud Sentiments- Halloween sentiment

Stamping for the Weekend- Autumn inspiration

Stamptacular Sunday- Layer it on (at least 5 layers)

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle
- anything goes

Cowgirl's Sunday- Anything goes

One Stitch at a Time- Spooky Halloween

Creative Cottage- bling it on

Sarah Hurley- All sewn up

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!