Sunday, November 11, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Days 1, 3 and 6

It is once again time for Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion's 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Even though house guests have kept me from creating until this weekend, I have been checking the blog daily and the inspiration is amazing! All the details on how to play along and be eligible for a fabulous collection of prizes are on the blog.

From Day 1, I loved the detailed top of Debby Yates's tag and was lucky enough to join 25 Days of Christmas Tags Design Team member, Joyce Mehrberg, for some crafting on Friday where I discovered a similar Reverse Confetti die in her collection.


The Bubbly Tag Topper is cut in green and added to the black tag base. The Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings sentiment is heat embossed in pink and a pair of pink fibers finish this tag.

From Day 3,  it is Jessica Frost-Ballas who inspired me with her inked and sprayed tag.

A PTI tag is inked with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks before being sprayed with a shimmer mist. An MFT Hand Lettered Holiday sentiment is added to the PTI Christmas Cuts snowflake die before it is layered over the inked tag. Echoing Jessica's sequin trim, I added a shimmery fibre to tie the tag.

From Day 6,  it is Debbie Marcinkiewicz who inspired me with her white embossed sentiments on black tags.

The PTI Tag Sale: Quilted Die provided the base for this tag. I decided to keep this one white & black, adding a PTI Silver White Winter snowflake die cut from shimmer cardstock and MFT Snow Globe sentiment. A textured fibre provides the tie for this tag.

I have a few more tags to photograph and plan more crafting tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, November 8, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch! #297

I'm thrilled to be guest designing for CAS(E) This Sketch! #297 created by Brian King!

With about a month before I have to start sending Christmas cards in the mail, I decided a poinsettia would fill in the oval shape in the bottom right corner.

Watercolor paper is colored with Zig Real Brush markers before the Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia pieces are die cut and assembled. The MFT Snow Globe sentiment is heat embossed on a strip of black paper and adhered to the finished flower.

Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle to the center buds and a trio of raindrops are scattered on the mini-scalloped panel.

I hope you find time to play along with the challenge this week. Thanks for the invitation to guest design, Chrissy!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CASology Week 320: COMPLIMENT

Welcome to Week 320 at CASology!

My biggest problem with our cue word this week was deciding which stamp sets or dies to use! In the end I went with an old favorite from Simon Says Stamp and paired it with a newer Memory Box Mini Butterflies die.

A rainbow stack of MFT Stitched Arch dies provide the base for the sentiment and adds a little extra interest to the design.

The design team has amazing cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Jane W.!

Sponsor: Lawn Fawn!

We are looking forward to seeing how COMPLIMENT inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, November 12th.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,