2017 Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series- Snowman Scene

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends, and thank you for joining me here on the blog for another festive project from the 2017 Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series!  Whether you are looking for handmade cards or gift projects, or maybe a few home decor ideas, the Holiday Inspiration Series is here to help jump start all of your holiday crafting with tons of project ideas from a group of very talented crafters. I am so excited to be a part of the festivities, and today I’ve got some frosty Sizzix Alterations fun to share with you.


This adorable snowman dude and his background scenery were made with the super fun Snowman Scene Thinlits die set, part of the new Sizzix Alterations holiday release. I love the layers to this guy, and all the tiny little details. If you’ll look closely, you will see that the body of the snowman is stacked from three individual pieces. And all the wee details, like the snow on the hat and arms, the bitty pieces of coal and carrot nose, the stick arms and scarf, are included in the die set, too.


I love that this set also has dies for creating the background landscape scene you see here. I began by die cutting some framework using the Stitched Squares Framelits set, and then I inked the pieces in a soft natural Distress color palette of blues and greens. The sky was then embossed with the new Simple Snowflakes embossing folder for the look of freshly falling snow.


I die cut the mountain ridge and snowy tree line from Ranger watercolor paper, and inked both in Distress. The mountain was water-colored in a mix of black and grey to mimic stone. I did up one of the background layers of paper to match. The tree line was inked in the same blend of greens fading into blue along the snowbank. Mr Snowman was pieced with all his individual parts, and then the whole scene was pounced with Ranger Gesso to add some texture to the snow.


To finish the scene, I added a simple banner for the snowman to hold made from natural twine. The letters are from one of my favorite basic sentiment sets, Holiday Words- Block.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the daily inspiration on Facebook and Instagram for more fabulous design ideas. And hope to see you all next time!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO SHEETS TH93219Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowman SceneSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched SquaresTim Holtz Sizzix HOLIDAY WORDS: BLOCK Thinlits Die 660057Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - Simple SnowflakesMay Arts IVORY Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - White Gesso - 1 OunceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Bundled SageRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Sanding Block - also known as Sanding GripRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

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2017 Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series- Winter Wonderland

 

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends, and thank you for joining me here on the blog for day one of my projects for the 2017 Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series!  Whether you are looking for handmade cards or gift projects, or maybe a few home decor ideas, the Holiday Inspiration Series is here to help jump start all of your holiday crafting with tons of project ideas from a group of very talented crafters. I am so excited to be a part of the festivities, and today I’m kicking things off with a little Sizzix Winter Wonderland inspiration.


I absolutely adore a natural woodland look for the holidays, so of course I simply could not resist the charm of this new Winter Wonderland Thinlits die set. I am truly a sucker for cute little woodland critters, and this set is full of them. Love that deer, and the snowy background die really makes the most amazing backdrop.


I had fun creating a woodsy scene for my card, complete with fresh greens and glittered snowbanks nestled against a softly falling snow. The background was die cut from watercolor cardstock and ink blended with a soft Distress color palette of Tumbled Glass fading into Shaded Lilac and Chipped Sapphire. I made a woody signpost for the sentiment using a small strip of cardstock and one of the Idea-ology Clippings stickers. The bits of greenery are die cut from the previously released Holiday Greens set.

I created some framework for my scene by nesting a Stitched Oval die within a Stitched Rectangle, die cut once again from watercolor paper. The frame was inked in Chipped Sapphire, and then embossed with the new Simple Snowflakes embossing folder. I went over the raised embossed areas again with ink to bring out the textured design. The frame was placed onto additional layers of cardstock and patterned paper, all tied up with my favorite natural twine.


The snowbanks were created from another new holiday die set called Snowglobe #2. I used both the positive die, and the negative shape leftover to make the staggered snowbanks you see here. Both were pounced with a bit of Picket Fence Distress paint, and then coated in clear Distress glitter, for a snowy look. I tucked the deer between the layers to add some depth to the scene. To dress up the deer, I turned to another new die set, Snowman Scene, to create the scarf. And then a few enamel dots complete the look.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the daily inspiration on Facebook and Instagram for more fabulous design ideas. And hope to see you all next time!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Idea-ology TIDINGS Mini Stash 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93325Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Winter WonderlandSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowman SceneSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowglobe 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Holiday GreensTim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Stitched Ovals Thinlits DieSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - Simple SnowflakesAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Clippings StickersSimple Stories - Hello Fall Collection - Enamel DotsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy - 3 OuncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965May Arts IVORY Twine String Burlap

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A Creepy Halloween with Photo Play Paper

Hi friends, happy Monday! And happy almost-Halloween! The big day will soon be here, and before long it will be time to pack away the spooks for one more year. But before then, I have one last Halloween haunt to share with you. A creepy card, made once again with Photo Play Paper’s adorable Halloween collection, Matilda & Godfrey.


One of my favorite things about this line is all the extras that come with the set, including the fabulous haunted house die cut ephemera piece I used here. I layered my scene with cardstock stickers and a fun mix of patterned papers.  The sentiment comes from the matching clear stamp set.


Thanks so much for spending another Halloween with me here on the blog! My favorite time of year! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday tomorrow. And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsPhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY 12 x 12 Collection Pack MG2849PhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY Ephemera MG2850PhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY Clear Stamps MG2851Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black

Cardstock: Stampin’Up

2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- The Finale

Happy Friday, friends!
And welcome to the last day of my annual Halloween Haunted House tour.
Today’s stop is the sunroom.


My sunroom is in the back corner of my house and is surrounded by two full walls of windows, letting in lots of natural light. It is, by far, my favorite spot in my house to just sit…. and as a consequence, I’ve absolutely packed the room chock full of spooks. Perfect for taking in over a nice cup of coffee.


As always, I’ve got a ton of photos to share. So you may want to grab a cup of coffee, too.
I hope you enjoy the tour!


Soon the trick or treaters will be here, and it will be time to take down the haunts for another year. But for now, I’m going to enjoy my little ghosts and goblins for as long as I can. And as last minute as it is…. I still have a few special handmade prims left in my shop, for anyone wanting to add to their collection. I’ve added a new princess ghost that you may remember, too.


Giselle the Princess Ghost is now available
HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the sweet comments on my Halloween tour! Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!

Trick or Treat with Photo Play Paper

Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday!
Are you ready for more spooks?


Only a week to go until Halloween, and there’s still many tricks and treats to share. So today I’m back again with another Halloween card. This time, a little toxic scene made with the adorable Matilda & Godfrey collection from Photo Play Paper.


Of course you all know by now that I am a complete sucker for all things Halloween, so it will come as no surprise that I adore this collection. Love the colors and prints, and best thing is… this line has lots of add-ons like ephemera die cuts, clear stamps, and dies, too. I created my own patterned background here using one of the stamps from the set, and added some die cut bats for extra detail. The apothecary bottles were fussy cut from the patterned paper.


The sentiment banner is from the die cut ephemera pack, layered with cardstock strips and a toxic drip border die from Tim Holtz. That adorable black cat is from the cardstock sticker sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back Friday with the wrap-up to my Halloween House Tour. Until then, wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016PhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY 12 x 12 Collection Pack MG2849PhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY Clear Stamps MG2851PhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY Die Set MG2852Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Drip EdgePhotoPlay MATILDA & GODFREY Ephemera MG2850Hemptique WHITE Hemp Cord Twine 029287Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Photo Play Paper

Hi Friends, and happy Tuesday! I’m a day behind in my regular posting schedule this week, and overdue on my blog visits, too. This past weekend was my annual fall scrapbooking retreat with my Crafty Gals, and I have just returned from a very lovely four-day adventure at the beach. It was a small group of seven of us this time, but we had such a wonderful time.  The weather was absolutely perfect, and the food was fabulous, and I haven’t laughed that hard in a good long while. I know I’ve said it before… but there’s nothing like girlfriend time to replenish the soul.


Today I have a couple of cards to share that I created for Photo Play Paper for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both cards feature freebie downloadable printables and cutting files Photo Play created in honor of the occasion, and if you are on their mailing list, you will have received the files and instructions for these cards in your email earlier this month.


This first card is a 5″ square design, layered with crisp black cardstock and patterned papers from Photo Play’s French Flea Market 6×6 Paper Pad. I used my scalloped border punch and a Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangle die. The pink ribbon is one of the cutting files from this month’s freebies.


I added a button and twine to finish the card. The sentiment strip is from the freebie printables sheet.


The second card uses more paper from the French Flea Market pad, as well as some from the Seeds of Kindness 6×6 pad. And the sentiment and journaling card are part of the downloadable freebies.


I added a pink button to the center of the brassiere and photo corners to ground the framework. Lots of bold black and white to make the images pop.


I hope to catch up with all of you soon! And hello from the Crafty Gals…

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The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Photo Play Paper - Seeds of Kindness Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhotoPlay FRENCH FLEA MARKET 6 x 6 Paper Pad FM2503Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Fiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderDecorative Photo Corners • Black pictureMay Arts IVORY Twine String BurlapMay Arts PINK Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

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2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 3

Hi Friends, and welcome to day three of my annual Halloween haunted house tour! So far, we’ve peeked into my eerie entry and deadly dining room, and today I thought we’d step into the lurid living room and gaze upon my morbid mantel.

As usual, I have lots of photos to share. So let’s dive right into it! I hope you enjoy the tour!


Next week we’ll wrap things up with my spooky sunroom, the last stop on this year’s tour. Just in time for the real spooks to arrive! Until then, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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