A Christmas Catch Up Post

how sunday went in other words... ( using pre-colored images)

Stamps happen bird, colored with copic's

Lockhart tree colored with copic's ( twice) its up on pop dots.

Star Santa, colored with copic's ( hunting this set now because, this was the last one I think from Pansy from the Christmas exchange a year or two ago) 

Coffee bean tree has some gold gel pen besides the copic's

these snowmen were colored with prisma pencils years ago... the colors are kinda funny for Christmas but, looked OK in person. 


If a tree falls in the woods...

So, I'm way behind in the birthday cards dept. that I should have mailed, and the more I thought about the people the more I could not think of a single thing to make ( for them) so, these will go out late... this was the first one because, I liked this bo bunny paper. and this one is 6" in real life, this My Favorite things birthday greetings set came in the mail a few weeks ago and its still on the table because, It had not been inky yet ( or moved to a tin ) stamped with some Versafine Olympia Green. the edges were rubbed with some creamy brown chalk ink. the bird was dropped and smooshed into a vintage photo inkpad. the brads are from MM. 

and I am hoarding the other sheets of that paper, so. this embossing folder came in the mail at the same time as this stamp set so, It's on the table too. used that Belleek Inspiration technique ( basically brayered always artichoke ink onto the panel of the embossing folder ( the part where the name (cuttlebug birch tree) is printed) before putting in the cream cardstock and running it through the big shot. a few of the parts of the trunk I did run a couple of distress markers into the crevices for more depth. the edges were inked with whale gray chalk. this one is 5X7 in real life. used some forest moss and iced spruce distress on the sentiment panel. ( that's up on pop dots) the raffia is just taped around to the back sides. 

which lead me to this one which was done from the scraps of the previous one its 5" square in real life, the Judi Kins aspen trees background was stamped with versafine on the vintage cream and then colored slightly with some distress & copic markers and prisma pencils. the photo corners are probably heidi swapp but maybe chatterbox. ( cannot remember anymore) the birthday is also from the MFT birthday greetings set cut with an back to basic's spellbinders die. 


Dare to get Dirty {extra's}

This was one of the first samples I made and did not load because, the challenge that its for was Stacy's and the part that makes it for the challenge is so subtle that, I figured it was too hidden. I do like how this turned out however, its 6" square in real life. 

This was done for Tammy's as is the one below, that button Alice hauled home from her Alaskan Cruise years ago. ( its a deer horn ) that cardstock is forest foliage and I have come to the conclusion the hoarding of it is not going so well, there are only a few sheets left. and that's OK. 

This one was done also for that because, this Verve sentiment is in the same case as the other Verve sentiment I used on the one I loaded. the printed paper and base were sitting together in the scrap pile for the last little while waiting for something to come along. the ric rac and crochet lace are vintage. this ones A-2 in real life. I really enjoyed playing with that challenge and will probably do more of it later. 

what 44 projects looks like packaged... 

So, Saturday afternoon/ evening this is what the table looked like. I had (mostly) cleaned and put away stamps and tools all week, the scraps are heaping though. I had received an order from Simon Say's stamp mid week and those toys are too the left of the salt shakers I had found at yard sales that morning, had brought them upstairs sunday afternoon after they were clean and had just set them there. ( they are not in a basket ) more about that story is below.

So anyways, the half colored cardstock (when cut a 12" sheet in half for a base) those all went back into the paper rack, the larger scraps went into the file cabinet and the small colored cardstock and printed paper scraps went into a cracker basket ( didnt shoot this, but it is over flowing) there were a few piece of 3" wide scraps so those became gift card bases.

Just a different angle, found that clear container at the bed and bath store a long time ago ( think its for organizing drawers ) 

this was shot hand holding the camera in the cave, I know its blurry. hopefully it gives you the idea though, the pile on the left is previously stamped sentiments on skinny scraps of neutral cardstocks. ( these later get die cut into shapes and tags when I get around to it. ) the pile on the right is skinny scraps to become stamped with sentiments and tiny images... 

now these are something I had seen people using old salt shakers for glitter storage on pinterest over the winter and thought it looked cool, and also thought who wants to dust them? lol but, this saturday I found the tall skinny one at a yard sale for .10 cents... and thought what the heck you could always just put some of the clear in it, maybe you'd use the stuff if it was "out" where you could see it ( which is how I roll) and so, then at a few more after that yard sale found a few more stray odd shakers and thought what the heck, I think the little tiny bowl shapes are like individual salt bowls but, not certain on that one, will probably dump beads or brads in them when your sorting its nice not to have to chase them around the table. 


Dare to get dirty... {Day 7}

This was done for Bonnie's challenge

this was done for Teresa's challenge.

This was done for Latisha's challenge.

This was done for Tenia's challenge. 

a closer look, the puzzle piece was altered with a scrap of printed paper, after the edges were sanded off that was inked with an distress antique linen marker. 

for Lydia's third challenge. 

a closer look, hit auto on the photoshop program when putting in the watermark, her skin is not so splotcy to the neekid eye so will have to reload that photo later.  (when my brain works again) 

This was done for Cindy's challenge. 

these were done for my own challenge... 

{Day 6} Dare to get Dirty

for Ardyth's chalenge.

For Dina's challenge.

For Kim's challenge

For Bridget's challenge. 

for Julie's challenge. 

for Sheri's challenge.