Friday, December 19, 2014

Snowflake Dancer

Happy Friday! It was the kids’ last day of school today and we are now officially on Holiday Break! Everyone is pretty happy and ready to relax and celebrate this happy, happy season.

I have not had as much time as I thought to get things ready to post on my blog. I had lofty ideas about how much I was going to be able to work these last few weeks :)

I do have another December Daily Foundation page to share with you. I have been on top of the album this year and and up to date…..I just haven’t had the chance to photograph it to share with you.

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I used Whimsy's Wee Stamps Snowflake Dancer for this page. I added sponging and snowflakes cut from the Whiff of Joy snowflakes die-light.

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Here is the latest from Stamp and Create!
We are closed this weekend for shipping.
Orders placed will ship out on Tuesday, Dec 30th.

How about a huge sale?!

At least 20% off the entire store!!
Plus Christmas designs are 25% off
And Clearance are up to 60% off

Thanks for swinging by and enjoy your week-end!

Hugs Jeanette

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stamp and Create December Daily

Happy Tuesday! It has been a busy week and I didn’t get to do all that I wanted. I guess most of us are experiencing this to some degree. So, I am getting done what absolutely needs to be done and not stressing about all the other things. Too often we can get too stressed out at this time of the year.

Today I wanted to share another foundation page that I created for my December Daily.  I used Whimsy's Wee Stamps Lullaby . This image is so sweet. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going to be in this year’s album.

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The paper is old. Really, really old from Basic Grey. I have been hanging onto it forever and finally just cut into it! The sponging was done with Tumbled Glass distress ink. The coloring was done with Copic Markers.

The mats were cut with Mama Elephant metal dies.

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I am entering it in the latest Papertake Weekly Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.

Here is the latest Stamp and Create news!

All stamps in the Christmas Category are on sale 25% off!!

Including many new designed from 

Magnolia, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Wild Rose Studio, and Saturated Canary.

Plus, all Clearance stamps are up to 60% off!!

Have a great rest of the day. I have 2 more videos and projects to share with you and I will hopefully get them posted soon :)

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happy Winter Blues

Happy Wednesday! We are in the middle of a winter storm over here. It is actually quite beautiful outside :)

When I saw the new Tiddly Inks Challenge, I had to smile at the theme: Happy Winter Blues. Here is my creation:

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I totally fell in love with this image: Winterlight Wishes. Little Wren, a fox and a polar bear. How perfect. I created the background by masking off the image and then using Distress inks to sponge over.  I added some “snow” with a Sharpie poster paint pen and embossed the star using Platinum embossing powder. The frame was created using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles.

If you would like to see how I masked the image and sponged the ink, you can watch this video below. I used a different image and ink colors but the technique is exactly the same :)

One more creation for my December Daily album! Yay!

Hugs Jeanette

Monday, December 8, 2014

Stamp and Create ~ Magnolia Nativity Scene

Happy December Monday! Hoping that you had a lovely weekend and spent some time being crafty :) Today I have a Nativity scene to share with you. It was a pretty big undertaking and I decided to videotape it as well so you could share in my craziness! There will also be a video showing you how I masked and airbrushed the scene…..I just have to edit it and hopefully it will be up this week.

  So here are the numbers: 11 stamps, 53 Copic Markers and just over 3 hours to color!

Today I am sharing the finished product which is a 6x8 page for my December Daily album. I have also added the video below. It is sped up so that it is not too long and I added some festive music for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

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Here is the video:

Stamps: From Magnolia’s Nativity Collection

Copic Marker Colors

  • Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R20
  • Joseph : Hair & Clothes: E40, E41, E42, E43, 0
  • Mary : Hair: B00, C3, C5, C7, Dress: E81, E84, 0 Veil: B000,B00, B01, B02, B24
  • Jesus:Skin: as above but E11 not used Hair: E50, E51, E53
  • Shepherd:Hair: E50, E51, E53 Clothes: W1, W3 Head Cover: G40, G43, G46
  • Shepherdess:Hair: E50, E51, E53, E44,  E23 Clothes: W1, W3 Head Cover: BG11, BG45, BG49
  • King (Edwin)Hair: E23, E25, 27 Clothes: E50, E51 Crown: G40, G43, G46, YR31, Y21, YR24
  • King (Tilda)Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E47 Dress: B000, B00, B01 Turban: BG11, BG45, BG49, BG09
  • Stable: E31, E33, E35, E29, W1, W3, W5, C1, YR31
  • Camel: E30, E31, E33, E35, E29, R17, R24, R27, YR31, E00, R30
  • Donkey: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, R30, R17, R24, R27
  • Lambs: E000, E000, E00, R30, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Goat: C1, C3, C5
  • Staffs: E31, E33, E35
  • Bottle: B000, B00
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I will be back to update this post with Stamp and Create news ;)

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Simple Embossed Star Ornament

Happy December Thursday! Hoping that you have had a great week so far! I have a fun ornament to share with you today. It was very simple to create and I think it has a real rustic charm :) I filmed a video whilst I was making it and hope that is will inspire you to try it out!

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I used a very sturdy Kraft cardstock for my stars. This way they will stand up to a little bit of wear and teak. I used a paper crimper on the largest star and sandwiched it between the two smaller ones. If you don’t have a handy-dandy crimper, I think you might be able to use corrugated paper instead.

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White embossing on Kraft just makes me happy. It is such a gorgeous look and these stars are so, so pretty. One of my favorite sets from Stampin’ Up yet! I just want to give a shout out to Laura. She is based in Ontario and I get all  my supplies from her. If you are looking to get some Stampin’ Up goodies, please contact her. She is super speedy and will get you your order in such a short amount of time! 

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Here is the video for you :) Enjoy! All the supplies are listed at the end of the video.

Happy, happy day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge

Happy Tuesday and Happy December! There is definitely an air of anticipation, joy and excitement in our home. We still have a true believer here in our home and his happiness and wonder spread to all of us. I really {heart} this season.

I will indeed be doing a December Daily this year. I ordered my kit through Ali Edwards and Studio Calico. There were a couple of glitches and I only received it yesterday. For sure, having to start decorating and planning my album in December is not my preference but it is what it is and I have to say that the A.E team really did their best in circumstances beyond their control.

That being said, I will let you in on a pretty embarrassing secret. Last year, I had all my foundation pages ready, all the embellies placed AND I never got my photos is! GASP! We went on vacation the week before Christmas and that just ended up being the reason I didn’t have time.

I am sharing this with you because it is the truth and also it might encourage you to finish off you own album if it fell by the wayside. I was surprisingly pleasant and did not take as much time as you may think. So, I spent the last few days getting caught up. I didn’t want to start 2014 before putting 2013 to rest. In a way, the delay in the 2014 kit proved to be a blessing. I actually enjoyed getting the photos printed out and doing my journaling. I was pretty good in documenting each day in a notebook so the journaling was easy. I also was very, very happy to find out that my local photo printer now offers 6x8 at a very reasonable price. So, I didn’t have to use my home printer. Definitely a time saver in my mind, as well as a more budget friendly approach.

I will share the album cover and pages at some point this month as well as share this years. I’ll also share how I got it down in a minimum of time. Stay tuned.

Today I am sharing my card for the December Stamp and Create Challenge.

I used an older stamp: Sammy with Licorice from Whiff of Joy and a fairly simple card layout. Quick and easy is the name of the game at the moment :)

The December Challenge is:

Anything Christmas

On random participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create

Here is the latest news from Stamp and Create

Happy Shopping!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Lawn Fawn Tag Cards

Happy Wednesday! I have a few more Lawn Fawn Tag cards to share with you. A wee while ago I shared two in this post is you would like to see them.

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This first card has a very traditional Christmas color theme. The stitched details and white embossing are what I love about the card….and the cute penguin of course :)

In this next card, the colors are a little lighter and a more modern take……and the owl is so sweet!

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By changing up the paper and the images, you can create completely different looks using the same card recipe! Perfect for the holiday season.

Here is a video showing you how I created them:

Here are the product links for you:

winter penguinwinter penguin - lawn cutssmall stitched rectangle stackableswinter gifts tag, you're it

critters in the arcticcritters in the arctic - lawn cutssilver sparkle single cord snow day petite paper pack

***Please note that the first card shown uses Theresa Collins paper that is now retired but you can certainly find similar**

I am entering this is the Wednesday SSS Challenge with the theme Anything Goes!

Thanks for swinging by and I hope you have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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