Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Paris By Thirteen, Part One

     Here is my last project for Unique Laser Designs and for 2014, really.  This project is a set of G45 tags that will be part of a memento that I will give to my niece.

     In August I was able to go with my kids, my mom, and my thirteen year old niece to Paris.  I hope everyone enjoyed Paris with me!

I did not cover the tags with paper.  I stamped the kraft tags and then I used embossing powder on the edges.

Each tag was layered in Prima's Cartographer paper that was machine stitched and the edges were embossed as well.

The last page on the tag ring was kept simple on purpose.  I used accordion folded paper here to create a spot for private journaling.

     Thanks for stopping by and taking having look!  I hope to have Part Two (the tag box) finished soon!

G45: tags
Prima: paper, star brads, stamp
Unique Laser Designs: die cuts
Distress Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Y is for Yuck!

Our new challenge is sponsored by the letter Y.  

What is yucky?  I understand that one person's yuck can be another person's "OOH  AAH!"  I know that my yuck is popular with others.  Here is my "Y is for Yuck" project.  Can you guess what I find yucky?

     My yuck is yellow.  I've done a project on my dislike of yellow before.  You can see it here.
     I found that it was difficult to do a card intending to use something that I dislike.  I dragged my feet until the last minute.  There isn't snarky content on this card, as my grandmother's birthday is coming up.  I hope she likes yellow.

     You can visit my Snarky Sisters and our guest designer, Veerle, to find out what their yuck is.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Market Layout for Unique Laser Designs

  Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a holiday layout that I made for .  I must confess that this is the second layout that I have completed all year.  It was really nice working on the page again.  I might make more than two layouts next year.  That will be my New Year's Resolution for 2015.

  On the layout I used watered down white acrylic paint to subdue the patterned paper, then I added more white paint in areas.  Using a polka dot stencil, I sprayed Lindy's Opal Sea Oats Starburst spray and then I used the same stencil with an embossing marker to add the Candy Cane Red Gold embossing powder.  On the red paper I applied the Queen of Hearts Flat Fabio spray for the red on red polka dots.  I used the Tibetan Poppy Teal spray lightly on the juniper leaf die cuts, and added few splats of it as well.  You can see the teal color better on the detail photo.

  I am entering this layout in the Lindy's Stamp Gang December Color Challenge and the December challenge at Scrap Around the World.  The SATW mood board inspired me with those icy lights in the jar and the "baby it's cold outside" sign.  I love being in Germany while the Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) are happening.  There is so much to see at the markets and new goodies to taste.

This is the little reindeer from Unique Laser Designs.

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek!

Have a Spanking Good Christmas

  The 23rd challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is here!  I'm so excited for this one because the theme is N is for Naughty.  We want you to make Christmas naughty.  Keep me laughing, please, so I make it through the holiday!

  Is that Edna on her own sweater?

  As I was looking for ideas to steal--I mean inspiration and quotes to use for this project, I found this image.  I really liked it because it wasn't a scantily clad woman on Santa's lap getting spanked.  I decided to turn it into a digital stamp to use on a Christmas card.  I made eight of these cards to send to my Snarky Sisters.  I hope they like them since there isn't a surprise now!

  I hope that I have given you a chuckle.  This would be my gift to you to get you through the holidays.  If you visit my Snarky Sister's, as well as our guest designer, Leslie's, blogs I am sure you will get a few laughs.  We love these kinds of challenges!  

Snarky Sisters

You have until 11:55 pm (EST) on Friday December 26 to enter the N is for Naughty Christmas Challenge!