Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Years Goals

I was inspired to create this piece for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie - New Years Goal

Hubby and I decided, with his health scare, that we'd like to take that trip to Italy and Greece while we are still fit enough to really enjoy it...and oddly enough one of his brothers and one of his sisters already have a cruise planned later this year to those exact locations!  Meant to be, I guess.

I wanted to use some of my new finds from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

I also used a sheet from 7gypsies Lillie 8x8 paper pack for part of the background and a retired stamp set from Stampendous called Charm Collection for the tiny Eiffel Tower and Postage images as well as the alphabet letters.

Anyhow, it was fun to add a new page to my Flip Frame and to play along with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

12 Tags of 2016 December

This is the final tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix, but I understand this ends the 10 year "Tag Challenge".  I'm glad I was able to participate in all 12 months of this challenge and I'm sorry it has ended.  I will be curious to follow Tim's Blog as he comes up with new ways to share his product and techniques.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas Week 12

 Hurray! I finished the 12 Week Challenge with one day to spare!

This week I was inspired by the color scheme and the cute little pocket at 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 12. I wish I'd had some of the Weathered White Antiquities Embossing powder sold at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I started with some moss colored CS and double stamped the Christmas Tree image from Hero Arts with Old Olive and then with Forest Moss.  The 'pocket' was a circle die placed on the edge of a Jumbo Manila Tag, then inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink and tiny snowflakes stamped with Mellow Moss ink.  The sentiment is from Art-C Stamp and Cut set.  I added the little postage stamp pieces from the Graphic45 Place In Time 8x8 paper pad.

Here is the inspiration piece from Linda Coughlin:

12 Tags of Christmas #11

I think this is one of my favorites, mainly because I tend to stick too closely to the inspiration piece and don't really make it my own.  Even though I used several of the same elements this week, the embossed snowflakes, the scalloped doily die, I was happy my tag wasn't an exact copy of the inspiration piece for 12 Tags of Christmas 2016 Funkie Junkie Style Week 11.

I used the snowflakes and the sentiment tag from a Stamp and Cut set from Art-C, the Santa image is from a 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas, the 'snowflake' base is from Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6 paper pad, Once Upon a Christmas, the DSP base is from Reminisce, Santa's Sweater, and all added to the Jumbo Manila Tag purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks again, Linda Coughlin, for the wonderful inspiration.

Friday, December 16, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas #10

Well I was able to get Week 9 and Week 10 completed a couple of nights ago, but just now found the time to be able to post them...I really shouldn't stay up so late working on these projects, I tend to rely too heavily on the inspiration pieces.  I'm using this one for 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 10

Inspiration piece courtesy of Linda Coughlin at the Funkie Junkie Boutique:

 and also for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let There Be Snow.

12 Tags of Christmas #9

This was a little different, and I was tempted to just make a tag, but I do need a couple of Gift Card holders so I just went with it! I sewed a button in order to slip the top of the flap under and then just added the twine for decoration. I needed a masculine gift card holder so I kept it pretty simple. Here's the inspiration piece from 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style-Week 9

 In retrospect, I wish I had not added the shimmer to the sentiment tag so the red would have 'popped' like Linda's!  Getting down to the wire though with all my trips down to the valley for the past two weeks to visit hubby in the hospital, he finally got to come home last night and is doing much better.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

12 Days of Christmas #8

I loved the little Christmas Greeting vintage image from the inspiration piece for 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style-Week 8.  For this one I used this cute Santa image from Graphic 45 'Place In Time'.  The sentiment is from a brand new set from Precious Remembrance called 'Oh Christmas'. The banner is from Stampendous 'Jumbo Vintage Santa'. The little Christmas Tree 'Cookie' is from an after-Christmas floral pick clearance sale at Michael's. Once again, thanks for the inspiration!