Monday, December 31, 2012

Altered Pages Santas!

This is a project I have been working on since before Christmas and I promised my self I would finish it before the end of the year... I wanted to put on my mantle as a decoration this year, it will be ready for Christmas 2013! Well I got it finished just under my  goal.  I hear the early fireworks from New Year's celebrations going off as I type this!
All Santa images are from Altered Pages HERE and one was a freebie from the site.  I cut a 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper in half for the background. Scored at 3, 6 and 9 inches on both halves, adhered the two pieces together. Then cut the top of each section in a house shape.  Use a red ink to distress all edges, including the folds.
Along the top and bottom of full piece stamped randomly using VLVS! Swirls and brown ink. Tore sheet music and distressed with brown ink.  Cut/tore houses from pattern paper, distressed edges with brown ink.  Adhere music and houses to background.
Fussy cut some Santas (and holly) other Santas left in the scene. All Santas are from Altered Pages. Enhance the images with Sakura 3D Lacquer, set aside to dry. Add highlights to images with Stickles-Crystal. Once dry adhere to the background. 
Add finishing touches with Gold Stickes, add Martha Stewart felt embellishments and Bo-bunny 3D stickers (Believe, Joy and Merry Christmas to All). 
Happy Hollidays 
and 
Happy New Year!



Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Swedish New Year Greeting 


A couple of greetings from my vintage ephemera collection.

More vintage New Year Greetings HERE!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gingerbread House with Sakura Crystal Lacquer!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
I know this may be a bit late for this year... but you have all year to make a little village for Christmas 2013!!!  All you need is Creative Paperclay®,  Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers, a few cookie cutters and IMAGINATION!
Roll out Creative Paperclay® like cookie dough.  Cut clay with the Sweet Creations by Good Cook Mini Gingerbread House, small Christmas Tree and small Snowman Cookie Cutters.  I usually roll it out on a transparency so I can pick it up and ease is off.
Construct the house while it is still wet.  Use clay made into slip in the inside corners as a glue.
At the same time cutting clay make small thin tear drops for tiles on the roof of the house. 
When dry paint the trees with Terri Sproul Mixers-Green Pearl, sprinkle lightly with Terry Srpoul Ultra Fine Glitter and decorate with Viva Pearl Pens Gold and Red balls!  
Paint the snowman top hat with black craft paint and dry.  Paint with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, while wet add black seed beads for eyes and buttons, then sprinkle lightly with Terry Srpoul Ultra Fine Glitter!  When dry add Bakers Twine for a scarf, add a dab of Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to secure at the knot.

SUPPLIES:
   Copper Penny
   Citrine
   Shimmer Garnet
   Green Pearl

Small Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
Small Snowman Cookie Cutter
Viva Pearl Pens - Gold, Red and White
Seed Beads
Black Craft Paint
Bakers Twine
Glue the tear drop shingles on the house using Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixers-Copper Penny. Cover the roof with Copper Penny and sprinkle lightly with Terry Srpoul Ultra Fine Glitter!
Paint the house with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with
Terri Sproul Mixers-Shimmer Garnet. Add the window while the lacquer is wet and paint it Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixers-Citrine. Let Dry.
Add snow with the Viva Pearl Pen White to the shingles on the roof, trees and snowman's hat. Attach the trees and snowman with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.
Have fun creating your own little village! 

Count Down to Christmas Day 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 25th!

Idea: CELEBRATE THE DAY, share memories, hug your loved ones, enjoy your family! 

Now for my Day 25 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number twenty-five from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Santa Holly. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 24

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 24

Idea: Watch a Christmas movie!

Now for my Day 24 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number twenty-four from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Christmas Candle. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Stickles!
For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 23

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 23

Idea: Wrap gifts to place under the tree. Remember to use some of the paper you made on Day 6!

Now for my Day 23 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number twenty-three from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Christmas Gift with Tag. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 22

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 22

Idea: Play Christmas music and bake some of your favorite Christmas cookies. Share some of the wonderful cookies with your neighbors!!

Now for my Day 22 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number twenty-two from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Singing Trio . Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 21

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 21

Idea: A day of Random Acts of Kindness! Do something unexpected for someone... even better do something unexpected for a stranger!

Now for my Day 21 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.


I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number twenty-one from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Small Holly. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 20

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 20

Idea: A day of Random Acts of Kindness! Do something for someone not expecting it... better do something unexpected for someone you don't even know!

Now for my Day 20 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
 I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number twenty from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Peace Dove. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 19

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 19

Idea: Have friends over for a holiday gathering, exchange white elephant gifts. No one is allowed to buy a gift, it must be something from their house they no longer want or need. HAVE A GREAT TIME laughing.

Now for my Day 19 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number nineteen from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Chef with Roast Pig. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 18

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 18

Idea: Have a family portrait taken

Now for my Day 18 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number eighteen from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the Large Snowflake. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 17

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 17

Idea: Go Ice Skating. If you don't have an ice rink near go roller skating!

Now for my Day 17 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number seventeen from VLVS! Plate 1430.

On the reverse side I stamped the Skating Man with Holly Hat. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Count Down to Christmas Day 16

Count Down to Christmas 
DAY 16

Idea: Sort through old toys and clothes and donate to a charitable organization like Goodwill. What we don’t need may make a great gift for a family not as fortunate as yours and mine.

Now for my Day 16 Advent Calendar ornament using Plate 1430 "The December Daily Plate" from Viva Las VegaStamps!  You can make your ornament own calendar with your children and have them help color and glitter.  Join me as I continue to count down the days until Christmas. Play along I will be sharing something special things to do each day to make memories.  You may want to follow along to get ideas to do or come up with your own ideas. Please share your ideas by commenting below.
I stamped a swirl from Plate 1333 and then stamped the number sixteen from VLVS! Plate 1430.
On the reverse side I stamped the top of the Santa Filling Bag stamp. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Highlight with Stickles!

For instructions on how to make the ornaments go to DAY 1 by clicking HERE!!!