Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo December Challenge

Wow - how did it become December already.  Time sure flies when you are retired.  I don't have time to do everything I want to do.  I do still find time to play with my paper, inks and embossing paste.

The monthly challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is Sentiment and the twist is no red and green.

Lucky for me I love to make blue colored cards for Christmas and I chose blue with black and silver as the accent colors.  I have had this stamp for many years.  It was a very inexpensive stamp I bought at Michael's.  It was stamped with Versafine Ink on gessoed book pages and clear embossed.  The background was colored with distress inks.  The color was squished on with an acetate sheet.

I used a silver embossing paste for the chevron strip on the back panel and the dots on the front of th sentiment.  The small star stamp is by Stamps by Judith.  Black splatters were added.  I may change up the bow.  I think I want a fluffier bow,

Please take the time for some creative fun and join us at the Mixed Media Challenge Blog.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

Whew - can you hear the tires burning as I slide in under the self imposed deadline to post my Oldie Moldie Monday card.  I was gone all week end at my daughters to help out over the week end.  Got home this afternoon and trying to get some things done.  Unfortunately I did not get as much done as I wanted to but I did at least get my Oldie Moldie Monday card done.

This is a birthday card for my son in law.  He will probably faint when he gets it.  I am not too good at December birthdays.

Hopefully the crazy bird brings a smile to his face.

Have a wonderful remainder of Monday.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Another Revisit to Ideas for Christmas

This week end while I am away from home I am sharing some projects for the Christmas holiday that I have made in the past to inspire you.

This is a favorite project from last year.  A small canvas.  I only made two and I must report that one was eaten by my daughter's dog.  Axl loves to eat anything I have made.  Dang dog - I may have to stop bringing him treats.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Another Christmas Idea

Today I am sharing a little canvas I was making for a special group of friends last year.  Well I only got one done last year so I need to finish the other three this year.  The stamp is from Unity.

Keep enjoying your week end.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday - Where Are You

It tis Black Friday - are you out there shopping or are you safely hid in your home?

I am safely hid in my daughter's home while she works Black Friday.  I hold down the home front for her, feed her a good meal, pour a glass of wine and watch her head off to bed to start all over again the next day.

Today I am sharing a project from last year - something you still have time to make for the holidays.

I put package filler inside the ornament to give it a sparkly look.

The snowman is a Paper Smooches stamp.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I am sharing a project from last year.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and if you are brave enough to do Black Friday - good luck.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Let's Be Merry

Today I am sharing a card made from the tag I posted yesterday.  I hope this little bird I drew with inspiration from Pinterest and his little bitty Santa Hat.  It makes me want to giggle and be merry.

I am entering the card in the following challenges.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where the challenge this week is anything goes.  

I am also entering the card in the Christmas card challenge on Happy Little Stampers where their monthly challenge is to use a tag.  I am getting double duty out of this tag.  Yesterday I entered it into their mixed media challenge - today it is a card.

I cut a mat just a little bit larger than the original tag.  I then made a card base and trimmed the top edges by hand to give the card a tag shape.  I added a small twine bow to finish the tag off.

Here is a close up of my little birdie and his tiny Santa hat.  Doesn't he make you smile?

Happy day before Thanksgiving.