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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome 2011

Here are the two challenges the card is entered for:
2010 Final Challenge - Time to Party/Celebrate at Simon Says Stamp:

ICopic Color Challenge #10:

Hi there,

This card is meant to celebrate and welcome the year of 2011 as New Year eve approaches.
Yes, 2010 has been very challenging for me and my family as we faced some of the biggest struggles on our personal lives. But I also understand that everything has a purpose to be and I believe God is behind all of "the goods and bads" that come to our way.
So my heart still longs for gratitude.
Let's celebrate and be thankful for ourselves, our loved ones and all we have, right now!

Supplies used for this card:
papers - Basic Grey, The Paper company, CTMH
stamps - CTMH, MS
die cut - Sizzix
punch - SU'
ink pad - Tsukineko, CTMH
marker - COPIC ( E17, YR15, YR82) , Calligraphy (PURE BLACK) by Zig M.S.
buttons, hemp - miscellaneous

God Blessings,

Monday, December 20, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 9 }

Good evening!

This is the tag#9 of my fun "12 Tags of Christmas" project- 2010 Edition.
The focus, besides the Bible Verse itself, is the image with Baby Jesus to remember us the actual reason of why we love and celebrate Christmas.
The stamp of this image is from the "GLORIA" stamp set, from Close To My Heart. The whole set comes with beautiful outlined images(12) that is perfect to color with your favorite markers.
If you liked and want to order the stamp set, please leave a comment in this post or email me.
In this image I colored with COPIC sketch markers, love how these colors come out brightly blended.
And just like the tag#8, I wrote the Scripture with my favorite journaling marker*.

Let's see today's Scripture:
"Follow the way of LOVE."
I Co 14:1(NIV)

papers - Deja' View, CTMH, Neenah classic
stamp, metal accents, Liquid Glass and ribbon - CTMH
punch - EKSuccess
stamp pad - Tsukineko(memento, brillance)
spritz effect - Tattered Angels(glimmer mist)
rhinestones - W2S
marker - ZIG* Millennium, COPIC (E04,E09, E21, E34, E59, B21, B24, Y04, Y08, R02, G24, BV13, BV17, BV23, V12, V15)
button - other.

So, are you creating something special for your Christmas?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 8 }

I'm in the day [8] of my "12 Tags of Christmas"!
Time flies.
Today's tag is taken by neutral colors of Black & White plus touches of Silver and Grey.
I used metal embellishments to purposely highlight the color scheme. At this time, I also put a round piece of mirror with a dark grey heart adhered onto it, to add an extra dimension to the tag.

The Bible Verse is:
"May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace."
Rom. 15:13 (NIV)

papers - DCWV
metal accents - CTMH
brad - Recollection
marker - ZIG Millennium
ribbons - Joann's
mirror and heart shape - miscellaneous

Have a wonderful evening.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 tags of Christmas { 7 }

Today I used some "unusual" color scheme for my tag #7 of the "12 tags of Christmas". We all know so well the traditional colors for this most celebrated Holiday of the year, but hey! A little bit of variation and imagination can be a fun thing to do to spark creativity...
So here is this tag, with colors in shades of purple, lilac, light blue and yellow.

The Bible verse is:
"Thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57

paper - CTMH, Basic Grey
stamp - Verve
spray mist - Clearsnap
ink pads - CTMH, Tsukineko
liquid glass - CTMH
paper flower - Prima
mini envelope and accents - miscellaneous

Blessings to you all,

Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Sampler - 121 pcs


These are the sample cards I made for the order I received recently from a local company : for 120 custom Christmas cards.
The style, sketch and colors are basically the same with a subtle variation of border shape.

paper( The Paper Company, CTMH)
stamp ( CTMH, Inkadinkado)
punch (MS)
glittler splitz (CTMH, Studio G)
inks (Tsukineko, CTMH)

Thanks for visiting today!

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 6 }

How is the Winter treating you?
I've been doing fine but this week I feel like being sick. It has been months since the last time I got cough, sore throat and congestion. Hope I get well soon enough to accomplish the creative tasks I set for myself weeks ago.
It's quite a challenge to work creatively when you're not feeling well physically.

Now talking about the tags. Yes, things slow down when you're sick. But my mind just keeps thinking and planning all little and big ideas for next card, scrapbook layout, etc. In this case, my next tag for the "12 tags of Christmas".

So here's what I came up with: a vintage blue-like tag, wrapped in 2 different patterned paper that I have for a while but didn't put in use. I wanted a smooth color combination, winter-feel, snowflakes filled tag at this time. I liked how it is simple in techniques but still rich in colors.

The Scripture for this tag is:
"FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11: 1

stamp - Verve
ink pads - CTMH
papers - CTMH, DCWV, The Paper Company
Liquid Glass - CTMH
brads - Making memories, Eyelet Outlet
die cut - Sizzix (snowflakes)
ribbon - Offray

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 5 }

It has been so cold and windy days around here that I decided to put some warm color in this project of my "12 tags of Christmas" instead. Just to add some warmth to myself.
This tag has the entire background covered by a beautiful patterned paper and RED as dominant color. The GREEN came just to bring in the details.

Today's verse: "I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My HELP comes from the Lord."
Psalm 121:1-2

stamp - Verve
ink pads - CTMH
liquid glass(CTMH)
paper - Deja Views
ribbons - Offray
glitter - Martha Stewart
brad - CTMH, Recollection
beads, pin, felt flower and leaves - miscellaneous

Good night!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 4 }

Sharing tonight the 4th of the 12 tags of Christmas project.
I've got a special affection for everything lighthouse and have been looking for stamps that come with lighthouses' images in its variety. This lighthouse in the tag is one of my favorites in the collection ( I have only a few of them, still in the look out...).

I used the Perfect Pearls Powder to color the whole lighthouse and the waters then, added a bit of Glitz-glitter glue over the waves and lighting. Also put Liquid Glass (just slightly dabbing a small portion of it - with fingertip) to give an extra shiny effect.

Unfortunately the picture's not fair enough to show the actual pearlized result and embellished surface of the lighthouse itself.

For the edges I used the Brillance pearlescent ink (sky blue, beige), and the clear blue background that holds the Bible verse is a piece of dry embossed cardstock - love how this gave the rich texture to the tag base. To finish, 3 cute white shaped buttons were tied with a silver elastic cord and organza ribbon bow.

The featured Scripture:
"Thy WORD is a LAMP unto my FEET, and a LIGHT unto my PATH."
Psalms 119:105

stamp set (Stampin'Up)
brads (CTMH, Eyelet Outlet)
ink pads , pearl powders (CTMH, Tsukineko, Ranger)
glitter glue, Liquid Glass*(CTMH)
buttons, ribbon, cord (miscellaneous)
embossing pad(Tim Holtz collection)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 3 }


The tag you see above is the 3rd sampler of my "12 tags of Christmas - 2010 Edition".
Today's tag features some of my favorites:
Heat embossing(with clear embossing powder for fine details, perfect for letterings), tag base background alteration with Walnut Ink application (Antiquing Solution) + Brillance Pearlescent Ink edge chalking(combined coloring) + Smooch Spray gold effect, and the use of Perfect Pearls powder coloring. The birdie's eye and beak were "highlighted" with Liquid Glass* to give them extra dimension. The nest is a piece cut from a real wood sheet paper, it has the actual texture of wood which I find very neat for this project.

The Scripture of the day is:
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12

ink pads and sprays(CTMH, Tsukineko, Clearsnap)
papers( Creative Imagination, Recollection, Paper Company)
Stamps (CTMH, Stampin'Up)
Rub-on( Heidi Grace Designs)
Pearl Brads (Eyelet Outlet)
Paper Flower and leaf (Prima)
Liquid Glass ( CTMH)

Good Night!

Monday, December 13, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day { 2 }

Day { 2 } of the 12 tags of Christmas - This tag was made with monochromatics of BLUE as main color choice. The stars were colored by COPIC sketch markers ( B00, B04, B21, B24).

Today's Bible Verse:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

Scripture and Star Stamp, ink pad, shimmer brad (CTMH)
pearls (Recollections)
pearlized finishing (Clearsnap)
Glittered glue (Studio G)
metallic ribbons (Offray)

This tag's also entered to the ICopic Challenge #9.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Day { 1 }

Starting today - my project of 12 tags of Christmas, using 12 of my favorite Scriptures Stamps Collection.

Today's Bible Verse:
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

Basic techniques for this: ink distressing, use of the dimensional embellishment and tearing.

Brads, paper flower, ink pad, Liquid Glass*, Scripture stamp : CTMH
Die cut: Sizzix
Punch:Martha Stewart
flourish stamp: Inkadinkado
ribbon: Offray

Happy holiday crafting,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Getting ready...[my]12 Tags of Christmas

I have this planned recently to start by tomorrow, December 12 to 24 - Christmas' project.
It'll be twelve tags decorated, embellished, lovely filled with different colors, textures, motifs and what's most excited for me: Holy Scriptures.

Yes... WORDS!
Love these.

Here are some of the supplies/ stamps that will be used for making of these tags.

If you have question or like them, just leave a comment!

Have a great weekend,

Friday, December 10, 2010

Joyful December - more cards

Hi there!
Above are the other set of sampler cards for the SDU Special Holiday classes - bonus projects.

I used Deja View Christmas paper pack, K&Company 3D sticker and borders and Recollections Kraft Papers for all four cards made exclusively for the 4 cards + 4 scrapbook projects classes.

Thanks for viewing!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joyful December

Traditionally this is the busiest month of the year.
This has been a tough year for me, and I know, for a lot of people out there too.
But in between the good and the bad that happened along the year, I want to keep my heart filled with gratitude for the friendships I made and the achievements I got during the year of 2010.

I'm sharing today some of the cards I made for this weekend's demo.
Good night!