Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

The last few days I've been thinking about my crafting resolutions.  My friend Christine brought it up, and so I've been mulling it over a few days, and it even spurred me to clean my craft room.
Resolution #1:  My craft room will no longer be home to travel brochures, pizza menus and other assorted non-crafting crap.
Resolution #2:  I will DECREASE the pile of scraps instead of making it bigger.
Resolution #3:  I will make enough cards and projects to justify what I spend on craft supplies.

hmm...I'm sure I could think up a bunch more, but these should keep me busy.....oh yes, and better not forget, I told DH that this year I planned to make 400 cards!  I'll let you know how it goes LOL!

Tell me, what are your crafting resolutions for 2012?

Enjoy the new Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Today a few of us Alumni from the Heartfelt Creations design team are bringing to you a quick and festive blog hop.  If you are following the blog hop, you will have arrived here from Carla's website, and the next stop along the way is at Tesa's.  There are only 6 stops, and a chance for one of you leaving a comment on one of our blogs to win a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.  I hope you'll follow along :-)

I had a ton of fun making this tag, using a variety of images from Heartfelt Creations.  I started by stamping the Shepherd Scene in the bottom of the card, using Black Soot Distress Ink.  Then I masked it, and stamped the Town of Bethlehem music image overtop, using Vintage Sepia Versafine.  Then I sprayed the whole thing with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in a Walnut Gold, and heat set.  Next, I used my Stamping Up watercolour crayons to add a bit of colour to the Shepherd Scene.  I followed that by stamping on the Elegant Holly Swirls, in Espresso Adirondak ink, and then colouring the leaves and berry's with copics, and adding glitter to the swirls with a Spica pen, and white centres to the berry's with a white gel pen.  The sentiment Peace on Earth was from another HC set and stamped in Black Soot, and then overlaid with Spica glitter pen.  Dazzling Diamonds Stickles was added to the star, and Galaxy Gold Brilliance and Gingerbread Versamagic as applied to the edges with a sponge.

Then I added some ribbon, a bell (recycled from a chocolate bunny's neck!) and some foliage and Berry's made out of Robins Nest Dew Drops.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas and inspiration of a fun holiday project, you could even start now to get ready for next year!

Back to the blog hop details, as a recap, below is a list of the blog hop participants.  Visit each one and leave a comment to increase your chance to win the $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.  Good luck!!

Kristina - you are here

Monday, December 26, 2011

More Christmas tags

I hope you are all recovering from big meals the last couple days!  It seems the more extended your family gets, the more large dinners wind up getting crammed in to a few days :-)

Here are a couple of other tags I made.  In the background, you may recognize the pattern....I recycled the wrapping paper from Purdy's Chocolates boxes to make the tags.   Got to love finding a new use for something that would otherwise hit the landfill!

Both of these were super quick to make.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I wish all of you a happy and joyous holiday season with lots of yummy food and happy times :-)

I've got some festive things to share with you today.  My craftroom has been a hive of activity the last while (though you wouldn't know it looking at my lack of blog posts LOL!) and I've been having a lot of fun making.....tags!  Who knew they would be so fun to play with?!  I really enjoy the different shape and the challenge of the limited size and the ability to go 3-d.  I've been very inspired by looking at the 12 tags of Christmas on the Tim Holz website, but haven't been so successful following the challenges....I always start out following it, and then I change this and modify that and suddenly my tag has taken a whole other direction.

Here is a pic of some of the lovely gifts under my tree, you can see how the tags dress it all up.

And here is a photo of one of the tags I made (attached to a gift of course).

There will be more tags to share over the coming days, I hope they inspire you as I've been inspired by all the tags I've been looking at myself online lately.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vacation crafting

Hi folks!
You have probably noticed my blog's been quiet for a couple of months, I have been taking a little break to get re-inspired and also to go on vacation.  That doesn't mean I haven't been crafting though!
While we were vacationing in the sunny Caribbean I made a few cards--I had brought a craft kit, and it seemed we kept running in to people celebrating birthdays and other celebrations, so I was happy to be able to make up cards for them.

What better crafting environment could there be??