Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MIC Altered Cigar Box

There's only 13 days til Christmas!
The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".

All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win

Three Packages of Chippies from Make It Crafty!

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!
Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

My project features Oriental Bird Chippies from Make it Crafty. I added gold and pearl white paint to my chippies, and then embellished them with alcohol ink and glitter.







Thank you so much for joining our Make It Crafty 24 Days of Inspiration. Have a Safe and Very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Tag - Tim Holtz Style

Happy Wednesday!

Are you in the holiday spirit yet? Well, today at 7 Kids College Fund, we are sharing our holiday inspiration with you.

I moved way out of my box for this tag. I love the look of Tim Holtz style, but am very intimidated when it comes to executing it myself. So, I challenged myself with some of the great Distress Stains, Distress Inks, and Seasons Silhouettes stamps, now available at 7 Kids College Fund.

I added snow to my Festive Greenery. Brrrr, can you feel the cold? 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you will share your holiday inspirations with us at 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Trimming the Tree

Happy Holidays!

Have you seen the great Saturated Canary Stamps available at 7 Kids College Fund

For this Christmas card, I used Trimming the Tree by Saturated Canary.

I decided to use Prismacolor Pencils to color. To give you an idea of how I think, let me explain why. I planned to use Distress Inks to watercolor, but used Staz-On on X-Press It paper. Unfortunately, X-Press It paper is not good for watercoloring, and Staz-On is not good for Copics. Rather than change over to Memento ink and waste paper, I thought "what can I use?" Ah Ha...Pencils. I blended the pencils out with mineral spirits. It was a nice change of pace. I need to remember those pencils.

The large rose was created using Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone die.


The paper I used has a lot of glitter, so I opted to add glitter to my image to keep the theme. I used Stickles for her top and bow. 

I hope your holiday season is fabulous!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Penelope Spots Santa

Hey There!

Today, I have a fun Christmas project featuring Make It Crafty Chipboard products and images. 

From the first time I saw this adorable circle shadowbox and the Santa's Sleigh Chippies, I saw Santa flying across the shadowbox opening.

With the release of Christmas Town and Penelope With Teddy digis, the scene was complete. 

Santa was colored using a Gold Paint Dauber.

I added some Magnolia Spruce trees for effect, and finished it off with a frame of lace.

I used the following items on my project...

Magnolia Spruce Tree
Gold Paint Dauber
Paper from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dancing With Stars Tilda - 7 Kids Anything Goes

Happy Turkey Week (for all my US friends)!
At 7 Kids College Fund, we are making it easy on you this week. The challenge is ANYTHING GOES!

I got this beautiful paper last weekend. I choose to use a sheet with writing for the Book challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Carol Singers in Christmas Town

Happy Thursday!

My card today features two adorable new digis from Make it Crafty.

I took the new digis Christmas Town and Girls Carol Singing and merged them in Photoshop. I printed the end result and colored the new image with Copics. 


 Zoe has added a great group of new Christmas digis. Go to Make It Crafty and see what's new! 
I used the following items on my card...
From Make it Crafty:

Holiday Wonder Paper - Paper Studio
Signature Christmas Paper - My Mind's Eye
Cozy Big Snowflake - Magnolia Die
Spruce - Magnolia Die


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Wreath

Happy Sunday!

Today, I made a Christmas Wreath decoration for my desk at work. 

I am entering this wreath in the following challenges: 
Have a Great Week!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Navaeh Christmas Card - Bling

Happy Wednesday!
It is time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. Our challenge this week is BLING!

  Navaeh - Saturated Canary

Navaeh is a great, versatile gal. You probably noticed I used this stamp yesterday for my sister's birthday card, and today the same image is used on a Christmas card. I love versatile stamps.




 I am entering this card in the following challenge:


Monday, November 5, 2012

Navaeh Birthday Wishes

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my sweet sister's birthday. She loves purple, so I had to add some purple in there. 

  Navaeh - Saturated Canary



I made the flowers using the Tattered Florals Die, handmade paper, and a water spray bottle...then crumple, crumple, crumple.
Thanks for stopping by today!