Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello and a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all having a wonderful day. I’ll be sitting back and relaxing until the family gets together later today. My mom is doing the cooking so I just have to stay out of the way… although I did bake a couple of apple pies last night. Nom nom nom.

I don’t have a turkey project to share with you today but I do have one featuring a very prominent guest here this year… the snowflake. My hometown has been buried under 50+ inches of snow already this year. Which is crazy. And record breaking… by 10s of inches. And more *guests* are arriving as I type this. lol.

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A month or two ago I bought a 1” button maker and I’m finally getting into creating my own designs, printing them, and making little flair buttons for my projects. For this first project I created a snowflake on a chevron background.

I wanted the button to be the focal point so I kept the rest of the tag very simple by just adding a die cut snowflake (Make a Snowflake), a simple sentiment (Mischief Maker Ice, Ice, Baby), and just a touch of washi tape. The base tag was die cut using the Build a Tag 1 set.

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And snowflakes always bring friends…

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Warm Thanks

Hello Crafty Friends!

How was your weekend? I was a busy bee working on some projects around the house and spray painting a bunch of stuff. I did find some time to play with a couple of Mama Elephant stamp sets that the Inspiration Emporium is now carrying.

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I used the Cup of Wishes stamp set for the main image. I paper pieced the mug from a scrap of Fancy Pants designer paper. I don’t drink coffee but I picture this mug full of yummy hot chocolate.

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For the background I repeatedly stamped a border from Sentimental Borders multiple times in Aquamarine Archival Ink.

For embellisment I added a but of jute, a touch of washi tape, and a few crystal stars.

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Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

C4C263: Hello, world!

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It is time for another challenge from us crazies at Crazy 4 Challenges. Yesterday was World Hello Day… So for our challenge this week let’s create a card that says “Hello”. You can find all the details on the challenge and more wonderful samples HERE.

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For my card I skipped the stamping and instead used some dies (Poster Graphic Alphas from TE) to spell out “Hello.” Embossed a strip of cardstock with the Zig Zag embossing folder and added a bit of skinny washi tape and designer paper. Finished with a few lumpy rhinestones.

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Have a great day! I’m excited to start a 10 day vacation today. Woot… whatever will I do with so much time. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CC3C: Jolly Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends -

There are still a few days left to play along with the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge to use a Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Pocket. And before I forget, there is an awesome prize this week from the Inspiration Emporium.

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I used the cabinet card pocket to hold a tag with a sentiment… just followed the instructions in the book. Then I did a bunch of decorating with some of my favorite embellishments. I had a crackled heart left over from a prior treat bag project so I started with it and sprayed it with Barn Door Distress Stain Spray to add color.

Next I tied a word band in place with a piece of white ribbon that I colored with Peacock Feathers Distress Stain Spray and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Added some film strip ribbon – one of my all time favorites. Then added some remnant rubs here and there.

I die cut a tag and embellished the top with a small piece of folded over designer paper and a number brad. Sponged all of the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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To finish the tag I added another remnant rub. No stamping on this project… shocker! For a final touch I added a few sequins.

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Such a fun project. I’ll have to alter a few more of this pockets. :D

Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.