Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I made this nutcracker yesterday and thought he turned out so cute, I'm converting a bunch of winter holiday files and this is the first one I've cut out, this is from a monthly group I used to have so all my files are in .gsd format, it will take me a while to convert them all over, but my plan is to have them up in the store by Jan 1st so I can offer them 1/2 price, I may list them seperatly also, but the 1/2 price will apply to the collection. They will include some Christmas, some Hannakah, Valentines, New Years, and a few Presidents day.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I got a little time today to use the pen tool and cut out your stocking. Not
fancy or traditional colors but fun. Thanks, Ginger "Games"
Stocking.... Nothing fancy but I do love the file.
Paper Company Al Fresco White
Basic Grey nook & pantry nap-2054
Cut out all the pieces (cuts nicely) & lightly brushed a copper clalk ink on the white. Used a Septa ink for the stocking base distressing. Wanted to do handwriting so used a black marker for this. Holly & Berries were made using Smooches Green & Red. Ribbon is a Holiday ribbon found in Michael's. Taped on 2 mini candy canes and that's it!
Made up 12 of these (have to put the candy canes on them yet) with all the kids & fur kids names on them. Just need to find a spot to put up the tree!!!!! Nice file and thank you for allowing us all to play with it! Thanks again, Deb
Friday, December 18, 2009
This stocking was made by my dear friend Elaine Wright
carstock and paper- Real Red Cardstock with Merry Moments Designer Paper Stampin Up
box-Fancy Favors box die Stampin up
The top and heel/toe are fabric. I put it on a box , you could put treats in it or use it like I did to hold silverware at your holiday table (yeah, we are both so fancy). I'm sending 3 pictures because, well, I'm an over-achiever :~) -Elaine
2nd one is from one of my readers
Both stockings are cut from DaisyD paper and misc white and dark red paper. The DaisyD piece is leftover from a slab I had. I was looking for something that looked like patchwork material and this was perfect.
Both stocking bodies were distressed on the edges with black ColorBox chalk ink then outlined with a black atyou Spica pen. I also outlined each heal. I used a garnet and lipstick red atyou Spica pens on the dark squares in the paper to give them some sparkle.
For the smaller one I cut my son’s name out of misc black paper then covered it with black stickles to make it look like it was done in glitter on the stocking top. For the larger stocking I covered the top with DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer to make it look fluffy. I cut “Merry Christmas” from Diana’s Merry Christmas Title file to put on it and used a small red rhinestone to dot the “i” in Christmas. To finish it off I added a holly charm (from www.acharmingplace.com) colored with Emerald Green Liquid Pearls and Xmas Red Stickles.--Sandra
Where are all the other stockings???
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Stippled the leaves with copper stampers ink and the poinsettia with strawberry stampers ink. I outlined the edges of the leaves and poinsettia with a glitter pen. I LOVE this. ---- Sue
The free file is still the Christmas Stocking, the due date is 12/20, I have one finished one, she may win by default, I'll post that one on Friday.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This is a layout that Sue has made for me, she used my files from the Ballet Collection, Click here to purchase file. I sell it for $4.99 at Paperthreads, and it includes a total of 15 files, including a full page mat, 3 borders, several titles and ballet images.
I'm working on a friendship album for my daughter for Christmas, I'm pretty sure she doesn't read my blog, but just in case, she did ask for it, and probably knows I'm working on it anyway. I have a few more things to make for Christmas, and it's really getting fun, trying to figure out what to make everyone, it makes it more personal. I've come up with an idea for next year for my kids, recipe books. All the recipes I've collected and make, especially their favorites, I only have 1 that is married and living on his own right now, so next year will be a good time to make this for them, maybe my two younger one's will be closer to moving out on their own.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
How I made the boxes
I sprayed the tops with krylon paint, used my klick-n-kut to cut out vinyl to write their names on the top of the boxes, and used the stamps sets Holiday Boys and Holiday Girls to decorate the outside edges. (Shown is Holiday Boys)
Hope you enjoyed my project, I have some TAC stamps that I'm giving away, all you have to do is post a comment, and/or become a follower and post another comment, that you became a follower. Be sure and leave your e-mail so I know how to contact you if you win.
I'll draw for the stamps on Tuesday 12/15. Your next stop is Angela.
Diana <--You are here
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I love blog hops, and I just participated in one on Paper Cupcakes, here is the url if you want to check it out http://havinganartatack.blogspot.com/ One of the challenges was to make a card using the mouse and cupcake image.
1 tag (I used a sizzix die to make it), 2 textures (swirls embossing template on the scalloped circle, scorebug all around outside of base), 3 patterned papers (one is the tag, and 2 of them is behind the circle), 4 folded ribbons (sheer pink on tag), and 5 brads (glimmer brads in pink). I was allowed 1 color of cardstock not counting the base so I used a darker pink than the base. I wasn't too sure if we could add anything else, but it was screaming for a saying so I stamped Happy Birthday with a stampin'up stamp. I also colored the mouse and cupcake with prisma colored pencils and copics. This was really a challenge for me, but I enjoyed it.
Come back tomorrow at 8pm for a Angel Company Blog Hop, the theme is "All Wrapped Up", it will be fun!! I might even give out some stamps.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
My stocking was cut out of Velvet Stocking-Blitzen Collection-Basic grey paper, white and red. I sponged fire brick ink distress ink on the patterened paper, black on the edges of the white and red paper. then I glued them together. I think using a sponge to apply the ink gives it a softer edge and the white looks like fur when I do this.-------Diana
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
"JOY was a freebie available I snagged from your Blog and has a style applied to it. The Dandelion I have used in shades of gray to suggest stamping, I like the final effect.
Card designed to show cutter files can be used digitally successfully!"
Monday, December 7, 2009
This won 1st place with 3 out of 6 possible votes, I'm glad this one won because she actually used my files to make the layout, the flowers, bee's and beehive are from my "bee's and beehive" files, you can get them here http://www.paperthreads.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=1512
This layout got 2nd place with 2 votes, I think everything in this layout is stampin up
This layout gets honorable mention with 1 vote, in fact my son said the reason he gave this layout a vote was because he thought the title was funny.
This one also used one of my files, the bird, it's actually a freebie on paperthreads, you can get it here
I also have 7 more at paperthreads in a collection if you like that one.
This was fun, I was very excited to get each and every entry, so thank you all. Do you want me to do more sketch contests? How much time do I need to give, maybe next time I'll give a free file for everyone that enters, hmmmmm.
Have a great day,
Friday, December 4, 2009
I have 3 entries for the layout contest, you have 1 more day to get your entry in to me. I'll post all the entries on Monday and announce the winner then.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009