Showing posts with label New Years. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Years. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017 !!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Healthy and Creative New Year - 2017! 
I didn't make any New Year cards this year - but I thought I'd share these that I have made in the past.

made in Dec 2014
(this one was published in Card Creations Magazine (Paper Crafts) in May of 2011)
 You can see more details about each card here.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tim's Jan 2015 Tag

Well - it's back to work tomorrow morning for me - after a week's stay-cation.  So I spent the afternoon making my version of Tim's Jan 2015 tag.  You will find Tim's tutorial here -  and this is the tag he made.
I used all of his techniques - but substituted some of the products -  but I used everything Ranger!
Tim uses a 'splatter tool' with white Distress Paint to dot his tag   -  I just used an old toothbrush that I flicked with my thumb!
I didn't have a gold Krylon pen - so I just dotted Gold Distress Paint with the tip of a paintbrush over my tag.  I used Game Pieces for the 2015, coloring them with Gold Distress Paint, then sanding the edges a bit- and I used different black alpha parts - 'This is The Life' that I colored with Scattered Straw Distress Paint using my finger and the arrow that I glued Mustard Seed Distress Glitter to..
I made the background the same way Tim did -  adhering Tissue Wrap (Melange) to the tag, wrinkling it while pressing it into the Glue N Seal, then using Distress Paints and Stain on it with some spritz's of water.  The shadows around the Chit Chat Stickers are made with a Black Soot Ranger Distress Marker.
I think this is the earliest in the month that I've ever gotten one of Tim's tags done!  I missed a few last year - and hope to get all 12 done this year.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Mixed Media Card Challenge - Theme: New

To see my Fusion Challenge post - please scroll down or click here.

Welcome to a 2015!  And the first Mixed Media Card Challenge of  the new year!  Here is the challenge for January.
And here is my interpretation of the challenge.  I even got some tissue in there -  can you spot it??!
I used my new Brusho Crystal Colors for the 'fireworks' background.  They are colored crystals and there are many ways to use them -  I sprinkled Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red and Emerald Green onto my white card stock and then spritzed them with water and dried it with my heat tool - and POOF! they became fireworks!  Here's the first close up of the tissue - as a flag on the top of a building.  I describe it more below.
Then I sponged around all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to cover up all the white - and then masked off the center part and spritzed water over the black ink to create water spots.  I didn't want to get any more water on the Brusho colors as it would  water them down and blend all the colors together.  The more water you use on them - the more they blend.
I embossed the City Scape die cut with Frantage Aged Silver Embossing powder and layered them onto the card with foam tape.   And here is where I used the tissue paper -  I made tiny flags by die cutting some folded white tissue paper with the Fringe Border die from Memory Box.  Then I shook the same colors of Brusho Crystals I used on the card, over the fringe, spritzed with water just once, dried it with my heat tool and cut two small pieces off (with 3 'fringe' each)  I glued these little pieces onto the tops of two of the buildings as flags blowing in the wind.  I adhered 2 crystal rhinestones on the edge of each flag.
I used Idea-ology Label Letters for the sentiment.
I will use this either for a New Year's card - or a Birthday Card.

You have until 1/25 to link up your Mixed Media Card -  you will find all the details, some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and the link over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.  I can't wait to see what you create for the theme NEW - Optional Element: Tissue!
Mixed Media defined as using texture, dimension and techniques.

and to Darnell's NBUS challenge -  I've had the cityscape die for a year or so and this is the first time I've used it! (and it's just the 2nd time I've used the Brusho Crystals!)

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, white tissue paper from stash
Ini:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Versamark
Accessories:  Brusho Crystal Colors - Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red, Emerald Green; Dies - City Scape - Paper Smooches, Fringe Border - Memory Box, Mini Mister - Ranger, Label Letters- Ideaology, Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Powder - Stampendous.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Vintage Journey #22 - Ring Out the Old - Ring In the New

I hope everyone celebrating had a joyous Christmas Day!  At A Vintage Journey - we are looking forward to the new year with this fortnight's challenge -  Brenda is our host today and this is the challenge in her words: 
“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.” Alfred Tennyson
Focus on these key words from the poem - old, new, bells, snow, year and interpret one or more of them in anyway you like. So for instance use something old/new on a project; include bells or snow on a card; design a new year card/project/invitation etc. Just tell us what your links are to the key words from the poem.
I focused on a couple of things -  a bell, and letting the old year go and embracing a shiny clean new one.  For me, this means striving to be a better person, to live the way God wishes us to live.  I copied a portion of The Prayer of St. Francis and placed it front and center on my creation.

 I have a few pictures of how I started putting this together.  First I die cut the Arch Frame, Crescent Moon and Stars out of grungeboard.  Then I painted the arch and the moon with Distress Paints using my finger. I sanded the edges and inked them with Ranger Distress Walnut Stain Ink.
I inked the stars with Versamark and then poured Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Powder over them.  Here you can see how the powder looks before and after heating.  I love the bubbly thick look of it when it's melted.
Then I sort of got carried away in putting it together and didn't take photos.  I covered the arch with Tim's adhesive backed Frosted Film after adhering a photo copy of a portion of The Prayer of St. Francis to the front.  I cut panels of 2 different Kraft pieces of Paper Stash Motif - one with rows of numbers and one with dots - I sponged all over the papers which made the image part show up (it's clear embossed on the kraft paper so you don't see it much until you sponge over it).  I framed the pieces with Brushed Gold card stock. The largest piece is 7" x 7".  I covered the moon with Glue N Seal and sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Glitter over it.  I punched a hole in the top of the moon and knotted a piece of Tinsel Twine  through it.  Then I added the rusted bell with a Jump Ring.  You can see the foam tape I put on the back of the Arch - I used it double thick on the moon - so they both are popped up.
I added some Industrious Stickers/Frames and Trims to the corners and around the prayer.  There's a little Calendar Page 1 image inside the circle on the File Tab.  I used Label Letters and Chit Chat Stickers for RING IN THE NEW.
  I knotted Linen Ribbon through a Philosophy Tag that I rubbed Distress Paint on with my finger,  and adhered it with foam tape.  I added a Mini Gear with a Mini Fastener as an eye for the moon.
The Remnant Rubs are from Words and Botanicals.  I was surprised it would adhere to the embossed star - gotta love those Remnant Rubs!
And since my project is a panel and not a card - I needed to use my Small Easel Die to cut out a stand from Grungeboard so I could stand it up and display it!  I should have inked or papered the back but at least it's clean and not all inky!! 
 We hope you will join us by creating a project showing what Ring Out the Old - Ring In the New means to you!  Our challenge sponsor is Country View Crafts.  They are offering one winner, chosen by the Creative Guides, a £10 voucher to spend in their on-line shop.   
You will find all the details of the challenge, all of the wonderful inspiration from the other Creative Guides participating this week -  and the link up over at A Vintage Journey.  Brenda is also announcing the winner of our Secret Santa Blog hop so be sure to check it out to see if you won!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Here's what I used:
Paper:  Grunge Board, Frosted Film with Adhesive, Paper Stash Motif - Ranger,  Brushed Gold - SU.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Versamark.
Accessories:  Alteration Dies - Arch Frame, Crescent Moon and Stars, Small Easel; Ranger Distress Paint Scattered Straw, Weathered Wood and Brushed Pewter; Idea-ology - Mini Fasteners, Mini Gears, Philosophy Tags, Label Letters, Chit Chat Stickers, Industrious Stickers/Frames and Tim, File Tabs, Tinsel Twine, Linen Ribbon, Remnant Rubs Words and Botanicals; Ranger - Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter, Glue N Seal, Glossy Accents;  Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Powder- Stampendous, ScorTape, foam tape, bell; portion of Prayer of St Francis - photocopied from a book of quotes.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Waltzingmouse Oct Release Sneak Peek - Day 1

Hi everyone -  Claire has her Waltzingmouse October Release all set to go on Oct 28th -  but for the next 3 days, prior to the release, members of the Design Team will be sharing Sneak Peeks to wet your appetite!!  Today we are working with a beautiful little set called Flurries - that includes several beautiful snowflakes but also some lovely little trees, a panel of stars, some foliage sprigs and two sentiments.
For my first peek -  I made a New Year's card using the row of trees, strip of stars and one of the sentiments. I also used a new die being released in October -  called Pretty Panels #2
Here's a close up to show you the wonderful crispness of the stampings. I used Archival Inks.  I cut the Pretty Panel die twice - once in white and once in Summer Sunrise - then separated the outside border from each (it pulls right off) and put the Summer Sunrise border on the white panel.  I layered them both to another die cut from white so I could pop it up on foam dots over the linen ribbon.  I inked the ribbon with the New Leaf ink that I used on the trees.
Next I used two of the snowflakes from the set and the other sentiment.  The background panel is from an older WMS set called Nordic Winter.  I popped up the snowflake panel on foam dots over the background and added Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes.
Here's a close up of the snowflakes so you can see the wonderful detail on each one!
This is just a lovely wintertime set - perfect for so much more than holiday cards.  Please take a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations linked below - using the Flurries set.   I'll be back tomorrow at 2 pm EST with Day 2 of the Sneak Peeks - hope you can stop by!!

Happy New Year Card
Stamps: Flurries - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf - PTI, DP Christmas Home - Teresa Collins
Ink:  Archival Fern Green and Dandelion
Accessories:  Pretty Panel Die - Waltzingmouse, Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, foam dots.

Snow Flake Card
Stamps:  Flurries and Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories - Foam dots, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Happy Announcement and Happy Snow 2014!

I'm so excited to finally be able to let you all know that I was chosen to be on the new Design Team for the Fusion Challenge!  And today, Lesley is making the announcement of her new team on the Fusion Blog so hop over and check out who else is on the team! (they will also be posted on my side bar shortly!) The first Fusion Challenge of 2014 will be this coming Thursday, January 2nd.

 As I'm sure you know, the Fusion challenge runs every other Thursday - and  there is always a photo and a sketch inspiration -  you can be inspired by one of them or combine the two!  I hope you can drop by again on Jan 2nd and see my very first creation for the Fusion Challenges!

And since I'm here - I'm sharing a card that I made for the last PTI Make it Monday for 2013 - Angled Backgrounds.  I needed a thank you card to send to my husbands' brother and sister in law who live in Killington, VT.  They sent us a pint of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup for Christmas (yum!).  Since he skis every day, I thought I'd focus on snow while also celebrating the ringing in of 2014!  The challenge was to lay strips of patterned paper at angles to create a pretty background.  This was SO fun to do - and I love the look! Check out Ashley's how to video here
I used PTI Holiday Flourishes and Swirls paper for my background.  The dies are PTI By the Numbers, One Liners - Happy and Wonderful words - Snow
Here you can see how I popped up the words and every other number on foam tape.

I'm also entering this in the Cas-ual Friday's challenge.

Wishing everyone a very safe and happy New Year's Eve and a crafty 2014!   Tonight Kent and I are staying in -  he's recovering from shoulder surgery done last week and it's still pretty painful so he's dozing a lot on his meds. We will watch the New Year's Festivities on TV - probably switching between the New York City and Boston celebrations!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Too Early for a New Year's Card??

Have you seen this issue of Card Creations Vol 9  by PaperCrafts yet??

If you check on page 122 and you'll find my card!

I was SO excited!
The stamps are from Waltzingmouse -  Asian Gardens and Asian Gardens Additions.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Asian Gardens + Asian Gardens Additions
Paper:  White - PTI, DP Kioshi Collection Basic Grey
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Milled Lavender, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: purple rhinestones - Michaels

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Fleur de Lis New Year!

Joanne (sleepyinseattle) was our hostess for the Doubledog Dare Challenge last week- and her challenge was to make a clean and simple New Year's card.

I love this Stampendous New Years Hat stamp (it may be retired (sorry!) as I couldn't find it on their web site when I tried to link it here). I embossed it with silver EP and popped it up on a scalloped square Nestability and then on the Fleur de lis shapeability. The background is embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I really like this silver/blue color combination don't you?!

We'd love to have you join us in the Doubledog Dare challenges every Tuesday - just add DDC to your keywords when you load your card on Split Coast!

I wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy 2010 - one that's full of new stamps!!

I am so thankful for all of you - my blogging friends - who give me such support on my blog and such wonderful inspiration from your blogs!

Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: Enchanged Evening - PTI, silver CS - unknown
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: swiss dots cuttlebug folder, Fleur De Lis shapeabilities, scalloped square nestability, foam dimensionals, hot gun, silver EP

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Shiny New Year and a Chanukah Dreidel

The Double Dare Challenge that I do with some SCS friends was from Anne (jdmommy) this week and her challenge was to make a New Year's card with some shine or bling. I've been waiting to use this Happy New Year's hat stamp by Stampendous all year! So I whipped that right out - and I actually cased one of my own cards - (you can see it in my post below) because I just loved how the embossed city scape stamp by Amuse looks and thought it would work for this card too! I used a dotted blue designer paper for the sky and embossed stars from the Take a Bough set from Papertrey Ink.

You can see the other Double Dare New Years cards here.

Stamps: 2009: Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Hat: Stampendous, City Scape: Amuse, Stars: PTI Take a Bough
Paper: Grey Bazzill, White: PTI, Basic Black & DP: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, embossing pad
Accessories: silve EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals, circle punches

I made these Dreidels as part of a gift I'm giving my bosses for Chanukah - I'll be putting some candies or nuts in these and I'll include some home made cookies and little breads wrapped up in a box or a plate of some sort (haven't gotten that all planned out yet!) I'll show you that when I get it all made up!I found the pattern on Martha under crafts - I searched on dreidel - I enlarged it about 200 times to make it a finished size of about 4 1/2 x 2. I punched a 1/4 inch hole in the top piece and inserted a 1/4 inch dowel and tied a silver ribbon (Papertrey Ink) around it. I put some glue around the opening inside and out that will hopefully hold the dowel in place!?! The piece on the left shows you how it looks before I taped it all together so you can see the images I silver embossed on the sides. The stamp set is Mazel Tov by Papertrey Ink.

Stamps: Mazel Tov: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Ballet Blue: SU
Ink: embossing pad
Accessories: silver EP, 1/4" dowel, 1/4 " hole punch, silver ribbon: PTI, tacky tape