Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2013 Christmas Tags - Tag #6: Sledding Fun

 Hello Friends,
Here with Christmas Tag #6.  I had to use this sweet child sledding from the In the Meadow die set!  And I love this sentiment from "Boutique Borders - Christmas".  Love, love, LOVE the sentiments in this $5.00 set!  I adore the variety I am able to add into my stamp collection with these small $5.00 sets!  

Thanks for taking a look! Off to pick up my son early from school for an appointment!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Get Well Soon my dear friend....

Hello all,
I am here with a quick post.  I needed a card for my dear friend who is having surgery today.  I met her during my husband's physical therapy sessions during his battle with brain cancer. She is a dear friend and sweet woman and we became friends when she saw me reading a "CARDS" magazine while waiting for my husband at the PT's office one day.  We both love to craft (she is an S.U. demonstrator) and we hit it off right away as you can imagine.

Here is the card I made for her this weekend:

I was inspired by this post from Kristi Lockart Designs:  HERE.  She created this card when she was a guest designer for the Festive Friday Challenge - Candy Cane Theme.

The paper I chose to use is a new digital set called "Shabby Wood Backgrounds" from Iralamija Shop on ETSY.  It was designed by Beatriz Jennings and it is my current FAVORITE digital paper pack!!!!  So fun!

I send tons of "Get Well" wishes and prayers to my dear friend Kara and a big thank you to Kristi and Beatriz for their inspiration and products that I used in making this card!  Don't you just LOVE snow people!!!!  They are so fun to make and always bring a smile to my face.  How about you - are you smiling?  I hope so!
Bye for now!

Friday, October 25, 2013

October 2013 Blog Hop (PTI) - post #2; 2013 Christmas Tags - Tag #5: Red Felt Snowflake Tag Set

Hi again - Here is my second set of tags for the PTI blog hop.  This time I wanted to make some smaller sized tags using felt and the new Fancy Flakes dies.

All PTI unless noted:
Cardstock: Rustic Cream
Inks:  Pure Poppy; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers
Dies:  smallest snowflake die from Fancy Flakes Die Collection; Scalloped Tag Die from tag die set
Other: twine: stash; Felt - scraps from my stash.

October 2013 Blog Hop - Papertrey Ink: "Tag-It Challenge" AND 2013 Christmas Tags - Tag #4 "Merry Christmas"

 This month's inspiration photo:
photo credits:  greenery ::: joy ::: black&kraft ::: red berry wreath ::: jingle bells ::: clay heart

So excited to be able to participate in this month's blog hop. I love making tags for the holidays each year.  And with a large family there are always many tags needed so it is good to get an early start!  I have 6 siblings so I made a set of 6 tags instead of 5.  Here are some more photos:

Thanks for taking a look....and off we all go to see all of the gorgeous creations....ENJOY!
: )  Jill

Cardstock: Rustic Cream - PTI; Twas the Night Before Christmas cardstock - Amuse Studio
Stamps:  Peaceful Pinecones - PTI; Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers - PTI
Dies:  Tiny Tags - PTI; Tree Die - Sissix - retired but can be found on Ebay
Inks: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Old Olive - Stampin Up
Other:  Glitter - Melissa Frances glass glitter in light green; Twine - Waltzing Mouse Stamps; seam binding - My Craft Spot

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

2013 Christmas Tags - Tag #3: Christmas Tree Tag Set and some Christmas Cards from the negative die cuts....

I was blessed with a couple hours of crafty time on Sunday afternoon and I made these Christmas Tree Tags:

Then I decided to not let the negative die cuts of the trees go to waste and I made these:

I was inspired by this tag on Pinterest by Anna Wight who blogs at: http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com.
Her blog is full of wonderful inspiration!

Supplies Used on tags/cards:
Card stock:  Papertrey Ink
Design Paper:  Twas the Night Card Stock - Amuse; Winterland 6x6 Paper Pad - Fancy Pants Design
Dies: Tree: Sissix - retired bought on Ebay; Sentiment die: Stampin-up;  "Joy" One Liners Die from Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: Technique Tuesday and some PTI - Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers - "No Peeking"

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, October 18, 2013

2013 Christmas Tags - Tag #2: Peace on Earth

This morning I had to wait at home for an important conference call and while I was waiting I was able to create this tag.  I played around with a set of colored pencils that my son used at school a couple years ago.  I really liked coloring with them....I might need to purchase a higher quality set for Christmas to play around with some more.  I love them on the kraft card stock.

Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my last post.  I so appreciate everyone's kind words and prayers of support! What a true blessing friends are!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Whenever a snowman melts away....

Hello Friends,
Sorry I have been away the past few weeks....sometimes life can require heavy lifting and my card making mojo goes bye-bye for a while...

Today I had a firm talk with myself to "let go" and "let God" handle all of my worries. My scripture for this year is:  Rejoice in all things!.  I took it from a lovely book that my mother gave me to read after the loss of my husband. (My Mom is the sweetest woman!!!)  So after my tough talk with myself about TRULY rejoicing in all things - even those that are hard and worrisome - I decided that tonight I would try to make a card using a lovely new stitched-snowman die from WPlus9 and a sentiment stamp from Inky Antics.  I have been puttering around in my studio like a lost soul the past couple weeks organizing things but simply unable to create anything no matter how hard I tried...do you ever have times like that when you have worries about your children or loved one's?  The good news is that I know that everything with my son is going to be fine now!  I am going to be busier with him than before though so you probably will not see me as frequently in blog land but know that I am still here....and am still looking at all of the beauty that you all create as I have time. 

I am linking this card up to the Festive Friday challenge - FFC19....Here is the graphic for this week:

The font of the sentiment is definitely whimsical as if a small child is writing a note to heaven! I added the buttons to help fill in the area around the sentiment and the doily borders are from a Maya Road stamp set that I have had for along time now. 

 My favorite part of this card is the little set of angel wings I made with a pine bough die!  Aren't they sweet?!?!  
 Thanks for looking!