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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More fun with some Timmy products!

I have been collecting some more Tim Holtz stuff over the holidays.  I can't stop playing with the stuff!
Sorry for the lousy colour on all of these. 
But tonight was my chance to upload,
and I wanted to get them done.

This one is using a few different stamp sets, the Tim Holtz banners, and the rose is from his new pinecone die. That little tiny dress from charm, is the mini sewing room dress form die cut from shrink plastic and shrunk to make the charm.
That stunning vine is a memory box corner die cut into two pieces.

This is the dress form die cut at full size.
This is also a smaller size tag.

 I've been having loads of fun with some new stamps, and a few die cuts I've swapped for too!

Again, sorry for the lousy colour, will try to re-take the pictures in daylight and get them up here!

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Designs Scrapping Nook

Wow, I'm so insanely behind!  Here are my December Designs for The Scrapping Nook.
I was sent the lovely Pink Paislee Old School line.  I love the rich colours in this line!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

November Designs from the Scrapping Nook

My November kit from the Nook was the stunning Little Black Dress by Basic Grey.
LOVED this line, and it made some lovely non-traditional Christmas Cards too!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

October Designs for the Scrapping Nook

Janice and Tara sent me the awesome Christmas Chowder by Jillibean Soup for October. 
I LOVED working with this much fun!

I made a tiny toilet paper roll album.  :0)

a layout

and a few cards

thanks for looking!

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the 12th day of Christmas...

Tim Holtz Gave to me....
(Be ever so glad that you can't actually hear me singing...)

Another tag I couldn't hope to re-create!
But i tried anyway.  I was in lack of all 4 dies he used.
I didn't have the fragmented doll figurine, or the most incredible new tissue.  I SERIOUSLY need to get my paws on that ASAP!!!
And I didn't have the stamp he used for background either..and no acouterments. 
(Did I even spell that right?)
Oh, and I don't have his fancy pins either. 
Or the white distress stain, or the right blue sponge dauber. 

But, this is what happened when I went into my scrappy space way too early this am.

As very un-like Tim's as it is, I still think it's okay.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

On the 11th day of Christmas....

Tim Holtz gave to me....
A tag i couldn't even hope to reproduce. lol

I can't find my shrink plastic, I killed my Ranger heat gun, and I'm sad...even moreso becuase there is only ONE TAG LEFT! 

Okay, enough whining. 
Here's what I came up with.
I don't have these stamps.  again.
I can't find the shrink plastic, and I'm using a hot glue melting pot as a UTEE melting pot..and it happens to have BRONZE UTEE in it. lol  Not exactly perfect subsitiutions, but it's what I had to work with. Oh, and I didn't have the holly die either.

I like the branches.  I actually had this UTEE technique, of using it on Cardstock punches to make 'metal embellishments' published in CK magazine!  That was many, many, many years in 2002 or 2003. lol I was happy to play with it again! 
When I find my Shrink plastic, I'll give his technique a try, and I just KNOW I'll be addicted!

This last tag, that didn't rotate, (sorry), was made by using the weathered wood distress stain for the backing on the glossy cs.  But that was before my Heat gun kicked the big one.  Sigh.
One more day, and as eager as i am to see how he wraps up the 12 tags this year, I wish tomorrow would never come.  It's always soooo sad to see it end.  I look forward to this all year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the 10th day of Christmas...

Tim Holtz gave to me....
Another Wickedly Awesome tag!
I LOVE this technique of making the 'mercury glass' ornaments with the tape transfer  technique, and his gorgeous facets.  This could easily be done with fragments too!

In the absence of his alpha parts, I used an old metal sticker that says "Joy" and painted it black, sanded to distress, rubbed with walnut stain, and heat embossed with clear.  In the absence of his banner die...i fudged my own by hand.  In the absence of his music stamp, I used one from Purple Onion Designs that I have had for years, and I still love it!  I didn't have nay mercury glass ornaments the right size, and I wouldn't want something so fragile on there anyway, with the little people at my house. lol  I took two very plain silver bells, painted them with plaitnum crackle paint...but I was impatient and dried with my heat gun...resulting in no crackles.  Oh well.  I inked with walnut stain after and embossed with clear powder. 
That tinsel started off stark gold...from Walmart I think.  I wanted it more aged, so I dropped a few drops of slate Alcohol ink on it and scrunched it up in my hand.  It turns out the gold is 'painted' on, and the alcohol ink removes some of that to make it silver and much prettier and vintage looking.  :0)
I also cut a branch with my movers and shapers die, from kraft CS, inked it with vintage photo distress stain, and then put some rock candy crackle on.  Then snowcap paint dauber, and picket fence distress stickles.   I used this to hang my ornaments from, they looked more anchored to me this way.

And last but not least, when I stamped my Kraft tags with the music stamp, I  couldn't help but see my new Maya Road snowflake on just screamed Maya Road to me...and October Afternoon too...but I have yet to do one with some OA goodness.
So after pulling out one of my clear MR Snowflakes, I grabbed some MR ribbon, and one of their flowers.  Then I picked up my Martha snowflake punch complete with 3 coordinating snowflake stamps...and I stamped and cut them too!  The pearls are from a dollarama necklace that I cut apart, and the lovely little hearts are irock gems from my awesome KK over at the Nook!  Thank you Jac!  I love love love them!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 9th tag

Tim's amazing day 9 tag.
I can't find this evergreen die to save my life, BUT I did get my painty little paws on the Halloween Candlelight fright die!! 

My background tags, just messing around with his awesome rusted enamel technique

Okay, I do believe these two are my favourite....the one on the right being my very most favourite.  I didn't have an alpha I loved for these, so I left them without.  For now.

And one more because I had this bg tag from another day, and this new stamp set burning a hole in my desk. lol  I love the stamping a photo like stamp on glassine, and heating to set, then crumpling.  Lovely!
It's kind of a combination of different tags I guess...speaking of which, I might as well share here some of my other 'mixed up Tim Tags'.

Another shot with a different embossing folder at the faux embossed enamel tag.  I like the other one much better.

And a few more with some lovely deer...with tag backgrounds from different days. 
Just to keep it interesting. lol

I still have to add my trim to the tops of all of these, but I'll get to that...sometime before they find their way onto gifts. :0)

I cannot believe there are only 3 tags left to go this year. 
Do you think Tim and Mario could possibly be talked into the 24 tags of Christmas??
Or add 12 tags of Halloween, and 12 tags of Easter, and 12 tags of Valentines....and....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the 7th and 8th days of Christmas...

These are the tags I made...
Day 7I'm not in love with this one.  How I wish I had his holly die, (I freehand drew my holly and scissor cut them out), and his stamps for this.  I made do with a very very old SU! Crackle background stamp..which I have always loved, but for this tag, his 'jack frost' stamp as I call it rocks!  I also improvised with the sentiment, and infact used this one that my gf Jennifer stamped for me on white, and inked it al up.  Also, my lace is severly lacking...couldn't find the torn crochet doily I was searching for. 

Day 8 I am absolutely IN LOVE with Tim's day 8 tag.  I want it.  I love  love love love love love it..and that's not an overstatement.
I am pining for his steampunk stamps now too. Sigh.
In the absence of those, this is what I came up with.

Looking forward to day 9, but a little sad at the same time...hard to believe we have only 4 days left.  sniff.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On the 6th Day of Christmas...

Tim Holtz gave to me.....

and this is how mine turned out...

Amazing how much different colours can change the look eh?
And i realize I adhered my bottom portion in the opposite direction.  Oh well. lol

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tim Tags day 4&5

I have been keeping up with the tags...just not the blogging.

Day 4 

I love love love Tim's incredible tag for day 4 and i actually had most of the stuff for it. 
I didn't have his distress stains in blues though...or picket fence.  So this is how I did the background.
I smooshed a few bluey coloiur on my craft sheet and then added a few pounces of snow cap paint dauber on there. THEN becuase it needed to be quite a bit more wet, I actually poured about a half tsp. of Tattered Angels mist in pearl on there, and then dragged my tags through.  I did a bunch of tags at once, so as not to waste the beautiful pearly stuff!
I sub'd his scroll work border for snowflakes becuase I didn't have the flakes.   And in the absence of the "25" die, i used his metal numbers stamped with a music bar stamp from one of his tiny sets.
I think that about covers it.

Day 5

I love his tag for day 5 but I didnt' have the right stuff.  So I improvised, but I picked a poor was just too detailed to give the bold effect he achieved.  I used a new Catalina Wreath die in silver from Memory Box, with some pearls for the wreath.

thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tim Holtz Tags!!

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas are something I look forward to every year.

I actually get up before 6am and get to work right away the first 12 days in December to play along with Tim!  I've had blogging issues, but I finally figured a way around my problems, so I can share my tags!

Day One first attempt. 
I used a Maya Road keyboard chain for the sentiment, but I didn't like all the whitespace it left me I tried again. I didn't have Tim's snowflake folder, so I used my snowflake Spellbinders embossing plate instead.
Day 1, second try.
I used a Tim folder for this one, and like the embossing much better...but with my pumped up sentiment, you can hardly see it. lol  The alphas are super cheapies that are years old from Dollarama.  I sanded them, and glittered them up, then inked the distressed bare parts.   I ran out of tiny cones, and substituted some matte jingle bells instead.

Day two tag. 
I actually had most of the stuff for this one!!  I love how it turned out.

Day three tags. 
first try
I didn't have anything for this one. lol
it's a sad first attempt.
I like these much better, but they're totally different than Tim's.
I used his folders, then some gold paint dauber over parts of the embossing, then inked, and added the clusters.  Sadly I don't have any of his greenery dies, and I freehanded the holly, and used some Martha Stewart punches, QK die for the mistletoe, and one tim mover and shapers leaf.  The black flourishes are bosskut and dienamics dies.
So there they are.  All my Tim Tags from the first three days of December 2011. 

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

June 2011 DT layouts for the Nook!

I'm still playing Catch up!
My gorgeous kit for June was Teresa Collins, Timeless.
It's soft and pretty, and was so much fun to play with!

My daughter at almost one year old, and her Great Aunt Sylvia...who she got her middle name from .  :0)

An attempt at a more masculine one with this girly kit.  I used Snow storm Shimmerz Vibes to splatter across the black.  I like how well the splatters stand out.  This mist is beautiful irl!

For this one I started with some grey core-dinations. I scored it roughly with my scrorpal, and then sanded to get the harlequin pattern you see on the background.

and some cards.  I actually did at least a dozen cards with leftovers, but most of them went to teachers in year end gifts before I got them photographed.

Thanks for popping by....before July is through I intend to pop back in with my JULY DT layouts. :0)  We'll see how well I do with that.... lol