Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Delicate Ornaments Scrap layout

Happy Christmas Season, Everyone!  Wow, has it ever been a busy December for me!  But, now I am relaxing in warm San Antonio with family, and having a few minutes to breathe and relax.  Feels amazing!

We made this sweet layout at my last Scrap booking class, featuring the Elegant Ornament dies and matching stamp set.  You definitely need a little patience to cut these intricate babies out, but I think the result is totally worth it!  They are really beautiful dies!  Of course, one also need lots of glitter for a Christmas layout, so I used plenty of Silver Glimmer paper as accents.  Also featured in this layout, are the Sleigh Ride Edgelits (which are already sold out from the Holiday catalog).  They are by far one of my most favorite things from the Holiday catalog -- so many great ideas out there for using these.

Sorry for the poor quality of these photos -- these pages were much prettier in real life, but at least this gives you an idea.  I wanted to use the big ornaments to make a "tree" on the left hand page, and I loved how it turned out!  The little "star" on the top is little accent die from this set, meant to layer onto the big ornament, but also looks awesome as a star.

Ok! That's all for today!  May each of you have a beautiful Christmas with those you love!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Let it SNOW!

Happy December, Everyone!

I know, I've been missing in action for quite some time, BUT I DO have a really cute, super fun project idea to share with you today -- these oh so popular (at my recent craft fairs) SNOW letters.  I sold three sets of these letters.

Here's a brief description of how to create them, in case YOU want to make some snow letters for your mantel!

Start by tracing your letters, face down on whisper white card stock.  Cut them out -- cutting just inside your pencil line.  I then stamped designs from the White Christmas stamp set in Black Memento ink across the letters, making sure to make the 'snow line' consistent between the letters.  I used markers to color in the car, deer, snowman, and christmas trees.  I did stamp the car on an extra scrap and cut it out and put it up on dimensionals.  Just adds to the cuteness!  The snowflakes on the top portions of the letters, are from the Wonderland stamp set -- in this year's holiday catalog. It is a gorgeous set that I know I will use for years to come.  The snowflakes are stamped in Island Indigo ink, and then the top parts of the letters are sponged with Pool Party ink, making sure not to get ink below the "snow line".  For the final step, I sponged the outside edges with Island Indigo ink.

You are now ready to glue it all together.  I use rubber cement, and apply it directly to the letter then add my paper on top of them.  Make sure they are all lined up properly, and let dry.

The final touch is adding glitter to the snow areas and trees -- simply use your two way glue pen and scribble glue onto the areas you want to sparkle.  Then dump Dazzling Diamonds glitter over top.  Shake off the excess, and you are done!

If you haven't checked out the Year end close out sale, you really should!  There are some great deals to be had in there!!!

Have a fantastic Saturday.  I'm off to build a snowman now. :)