A Snow-Globe Shaker with Tim Holtz & Sizzix


Hello, hello Friends! Happy Friday! I don’t know about you all, but I am still working my way through my holiday cards, and today I am super excited to share with you my last Tim Holtz card for the season. A fun snow globe shaker card, made with lots of new Sizzix dies from the Tim Holtz holiday collection.


I so enjoyed putting this shaker design together, as it really is a fun miss-mash of several new sets. I love stretching the use of my dies by finding unique ways to use them, and this year’s holiday collection mixes and matches together just perfectly. I used three sets to create the scene here in the snow globe, and yet they look like one. What a great way to get lots of use from the dies that you own.

The Snowglobe2 Thinlits die set creates a lovely big dome for the globe, so to begin this card, I started with a square 5″ card base. The shaker frame is a second layer of patterned paper from the Tidings Paper Stash pad, with the snow globe shape die cut from the center. I die cut the globe base from inked paper and added it below, and then coated the whole with Distress crayon and a healthy dose of opaque crackle texture paste. A clear piece of acetate sheet is adhered to the back of the frame. This frame is popped up onto the card base to create depth for the shaker design.


The background of the window frame starts with a snowy watercolor panel die cut with the Winter Wonderland die set. A bit of blue and purple Distress ink added to the die cut gives the feel of a soft winter sky, and sets off the white look of the falling snow when placed against the white card base. The hill tree line next is from the Snowman Scene die set. I added green Distress ink to the trees, and then dabbed the tips of the trees and snow bank with more of the crackle paste. The bottom snowbank, the shrubs, and the church and houses are from the Snowglobe2 set… also dabbed in crackle to match.


A layer of foam adhesive behind the frame gives room for a shaker filled with sparkly mica glitter. And a sweet bow, greens, and tag add a finishing touch to the top of the globe.

Are you all on the Christmas countdown yet? Just over a week to go, and the to-do list here at my house is still a mile long. There’s still shopping and mailing and baking and wrapping, and yes… even decorating that needs doing. This year, I seem to be moving with molasses in my veins, but a heart filled with cheer! Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Idea-ology TIDINGS Mini Stash 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93325Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowglobe 2Sizzix - 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 - Gift TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Festive GreensAmerican Crafts - Mixed Media Collection - Mixology - Mica Flakes, Glitter, Glass Glitter and Embossing Powder - PlatinumRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

noel stamp: Close to My Heart

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Merry & Bright with Photo Play Paper


Ho Ho Ho, my friends, and happy Thursday! Hope your week has been very merry & bright!

A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I made several cards for the match-up, along with a sweet little snowman vignette box (click here to see that post).


I do love me a good plaid! And love that this collection includes lots of fabulous add-ons, like ephemera die cuts, stamps and dies, a card kit, and a whole extra paper pack of just plaids. I used the stamps on today’s card, along with some favorite square dies from My Creative Time… and lots of goodies from Maya Road, too.


Today is a big day here at my house! My parents are arriving tonight for their annual holiday visit. Tonight the holidays truly arrive! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square Dies

An Old Fashioned Christmas with Photo Play Paper


Hello, hello friends, and happy Wednesday! I’m taking advantage of a relatively quiet morning here at my house to share with you all another holiday card that I made at my scrapbooking retreat back in October. Emphasis this year is trying to use up leftovers from a pair of favorite older holiday collections. This card was made with the adorable Dear Santa kit from Photo Play Paper.


This time, I pulled some of the brown woodgrain print from the papers to pair with another favorite of mine, kraft. I do so love the look of red, white, and natural kraft for the holidays.


To add some interest to the background I used a Hero Arts stencil and white ink with a blending tool. Popped up the sentiment banner and bells for a bit of extra dimension, too.

I felt pretty good about getting my holiday cards done in October, but I’m chagrined to say that I haven’t gotten any of them in the mail yet! Oy…. I need to get a move on! Hope holiday prep is going a bit smoother at your house!

P.S.- Don’t forget to check out my new Holiday Mini Release in my AudOnes Prims Shop!


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

Photo Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - AlphabetPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Carta Bella Paper - Bulk Cardstock Pack - 25 Sheets - KraftSimple Stories - Say Cheese II Collection - Enamel DotsRanger Ink - Pigment Ink Pad - Glacier WhiteEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Photo Play Paper Dear Santa 12×12 Collection Kit

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A Mad4Plaid December with Photo Play Paper & A Shop Update!


Hi Friends, happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’ve got two little furballs here with me again today, which is definitely keeping me on my toes. But I’m hoping to sneak in here really quickly to share a fun holiday project with all of you, and a bit of news on my AudOnes Prims shop, too!


A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I made several cards for the match-up, along with this little guy here… a frosty snowman scene vignette box.


I coated both the insides and outsides of the box with a variety of patterned papers, and added a popped-up die cut tag to the inside to do double-duty as both the focal point and sentiment. Maya Road bottle brush trees bring a touch of the woodlands to the scene. Love the icy look a bit of white paint and chunky glitter bring to the party, too.


SHOP UPDATE!
(Edited: all items are now listed! Hope you enjoy!)

I know some of you have been asking, and I’m so excited to say that, puppies permitting, I am planning on adding a few new items to my AudOnes Prims Holiday Shop today… including this sweet vignette box here and a few new frosty friends!

Wish me luck! And stay tuned!


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

Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraMaya Road - Bottle Brush Trees - GreenKen Oliver - Maya Road - Vintage Trims - Seam Binding - 4 YardsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy - 3 Ounces

Maya Road 22mm Bulldog Clips- Bronze
Maya Road Baker’s Twine

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A Dear Santa Christmas


Hi sweet friends, happy Friday! I had every intention of getting back to a more regular blogging schedule for the holidays…. but already I’ve hit a set back. All attempts at productivity have been thrown out the window here at my house with the arrival of a brand new little buddy. A little 9 week-old golden retriever boy, bookend to the kids’ 1 1/2 year-old golden retriever girl. And of course Grandma here has already been pet-sitting…. and getting nothing else done. 😉


But just look at those wee little faces!


On top of that, both kiddos have finished up school for the semester this week, and are back home for now. Nik just finished her first semester at university, and my boy, Mr. Pete…. well, he just graduated! Can you all believe that? I know many of you still remember me crying when he first left for college, and now, fast forward four and a half years and now he is the proud recipient of a BS in biochemistry. SO many wonderful things going on!


Sharing today another holiday card that I made at my scrapbooking retreat in October. Emphasis this year is trying to use up leftovers from a pair of favorite older holiday collections, Dear Santa from Photo Play Paper, mixed with I Love Christmas from Echo Park. Lots of pretty papers from the collections, accented with cardstock stickers and a tiny twine bow. I cut apart one of the paper strips for the sentiment, and borrowed a friend’s dies at the retreat to create the scalloped border and Santa stack.

How are the holiday preparations going at your house? Knocking things off that to-do list?


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

Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Photo Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dear SantaPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Merry ChristmasEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Border StripsPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsLawn Fawn - Lawn Trimmings - Bakers Twine Spool - PeppermintEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Photo Play Paper Dear Santa Deck the Halls 12×12 paper
scalloped, circle dies

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A Holiday Snow Globe with Sizzix


Happy Monday, sweet friends! And happy December, too! With Christmas now only three weeks away, holiday preparations are in full swing these days. I am still very much in that chaotic in-progress stage at my house…. decorating is underway, shopping is underway, and holiday gift wrapping is underway, too. I’m really looking forward to crossing at least one item off of my to-do list, but it seems I’ve still got a long ways to go. How about all of you?


I am making some slow headway on my gift packaging, though. This weekend I went and picked out my holiday wrapping paper for the year. I like to go with a different theme each holiday, and actually look forward to picking out my rolls of brightly colored wrapping papers. I guess my love of pretty scrapbooking papers carries on into a love of pretty much any paper. I’m sure you all know what I mean. 😀


Part of my packaging for the year includes a few handmade tags, of course. And last week, I shared this sweet snow globe shaped Tim Holtz tag on the Sizzix blog, and wanted to share it here with you, too. This tag is once again a mix of some of my favorites from Tim’s new holiday collection. The globe and the church building, the moon, snowbank, and the stars, are from the Snowglobe2 die set. And to complete the scene, I added in some pieces from both the Snowman Scene and Winter Wonderland sets, as well. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Idea-ology TIDINGS Mini Stash 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93325Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowglobe 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Winter WonderlandSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowman SceneStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Christmas - Adornments - PineconesMay Arts IVORY Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy - 3 OuncesRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Sanding Block - also known as Sanding Grip

May Arts gingham ribbon

 

Naughty or Nice with Therm O Web


Hello Sweet Friends, and happy Wednesday to you! With Thanksgiving now tucked snugly under our belt, I’m sure I join many of you in saying that holiday preparations are in full swing here at our house. The Christmas tree has come out, and tubs of ornaments and decorations are spread everywhere. I am definitely in that chaotic in-between stage, where things are more mess than decor. But soon the entire family will be home, and my spirits are filling with good cheer.


While I was off at my scrapbooking retreat last month, I made a good dent in my holiday card making for the year. And once again I tasked myself with one of my favorite self-imposed challenges, to bring a limited amount of supplies and use up some stash of older holiday lines. I shared three mix-and-match stash cards recently on the Therm O Web blog, and thought I would share one of them here with you all today, too. This little holiday elf card is made with two much-loved older paper collections, Echo Park Paper’s I Love Christmas and Photo Play Paper’s Dear Santa.


The background is a mix of both lines, and the cute elf journaling card and detail stickers are Echo Park. I used one of GinaK Designs circle dies to create a round porthole window for the elf to peek through. Great way to call attention to the focal design.

I’ve got another pair of mix-it-up holiday cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to see more. And although these paper lines are older, they are both still available, and I will link you to them below.

I hope my friends and family in the States had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dear SantaPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - HollyPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Double Stitch - Circle - SmallWe R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy - Fancy Floss - Bakers Twine - Tertiary