Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tag you're it!! Blog Hop

For November's Blog Hop our challenge is to create something that has tags as the focal point, for example Gift Tags, Journal/Mini Album made from tags, a card or scrapbook page that incorporates a tag. I have been inspired by the previous Paper Wings Blog Hops and I am looking forward to more inspiration this month. (Just a reminder that the gallery at Paper Wings is open to all, and full of The Angel Company goodness!! Click HERE)
For my tag project I made this tag folder-

 I used a piece of cardstock cut to 4.25"x 12 " and scored at 2" and 7". The  corners were cut off to make the short piece a flap. I then covered the flap with some Reece Designer Paper. A narrow strip of cardstock and more of the Designer Paper was attached to the base with flat top eyelets. The flap tucks underneath the cardstock to keep the folder closed. Another narrow strip of Reece was added to the bottom of the folder and then layered with a coordinating ribbon. (The tab was included in the Reece paper collection.)

 I adhered a clear treat bag with Sticky Strip to the inside of my folder to hold my tags. (I made a notch in the top of the baggie to make removing the tags easier. I just used a circle punch and inserted it half way.)

Here are the 3 different tags I made.

Both of these tags used a new Christmas Stamp set Hung On A Tree. (The Merry Christmas is from Trendy Greetings.) Both are colored with Copics and layered onto cardstock. (The Glossy Accents wasn't dry when I took my pictures so it looks a little cloudy. It will dry clear.)
This adorable little penguin is a Gift With Purchase stamp. (You can get him for FREE with a $30 purchase.) Peace is from the Tag Tidbits set. He was also colored with Copics.  The corners were rounded with the Corner Chomper. (You could also include some of the tags from the paper collection in your folder. My folder is for Christmas, but you could make one for any time of the year.... it would make a cute and thoughtful gift too.)

Thanks for stopping by!!  Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop and hopefully you will be inspired to make /use some tags.

Rita W 
Laurie U 
Shirley H 
Teresa J
Julie R
Chelsea -
Carol N 

Until later~

Friday, November 12, 2010

Columbus Scrappers Blog Hop

** If you are coming from Karrie's blog- Welcome!! Didn't she do an awesome job on her layout? Her journalling has inspire me- to scraplift her idea. LOL  I love how she has "it" when it comes to embellishing. I have been blessed to be in several of her classes, she is an excellent teacher!)

This is the first Blog Hop for the Columbus Scrappers. For anyone near central Ohio you can check out the Columbus Scrappers -->Here .  The challenge for this hop was-  Use 3 fall colors, 2 ribbons, and 1 word title on a new layout or card.
I chose the Basic Grey Max and Whiskers line of designer paper and 3 coordinating (fall color) Bazzill colors of cardstock. For my ribbon I used a gingham for the bo on one of my trees, and then used rick rack at the base of each of my trees. (I didn't want the ribbon to stand out because I was doing a more  "masculine" layout.) I used fabric Thickers for the title.
I have known and loved the 3 guys in the photo my entire life. I don't get to see them as often as I would like to, but I hold them near and dear to my heart. They are brothers, my dad's brothers.
I used the Giga Scalloped circle punch to make the tops of my trees. I used Vinage Photo Distress Ink to ink all of the edges.

Next on stop is Carey

Be sure to check out Jana 

And Karrie.
(Click on their names to get to their blogs.)

If you feel up to the challenge I would love to see your creations, just leave me a link in the comments. =)
 Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Friday, November 5, 2010

Autumn pumpkin

Today I am sharing my third and final card using this cute pumpkin stamp. I gave this one a "glow" using a yellow Copic and the feather technique. Oh, and this card is a Z fold.
The leaf and acorn elements were cut from some designer paper. (Remember I am greedy with my pretty paper? LOL I use a little at a time.)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Plaid made with Copics

Here is card 2 from my set of pumpkin cards.  Not only was the pumpkin colored with the Copics, but I also created the plaid layer using the markers. Another cool, fun way to create custom elements. I used my Prismacolor pencils for a little extra detail on this pumpkin.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Airbrush Copic cards

The first card I am going to share from this set is my favorite. I got to use the airbrush technique, and let me tell you.... it is SWEET!! AND airbrushing  uses less ink than it would take to color the same area with your Copics. I was surprised how easy it was to get a nice result the very first time.  The pumpkin was masked before adding the background, and the button  was sprayed too.

I have been doing a little research on-line trying to find out if I can use hubby's HUGE air compressor with my Copics. LOL (Can you believe that the small "artist" compressors cost more than twice as much as his big one did?! That is just crazy!!)
 The pumpkin was colored with Copics and then a little Prismacolor pencil was added for highlights.
I have 2 more cards coming using this same stamp in the next couple of days.
Until later~