Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lace Valentine Box With Candy.

Now I’m talking Valentines!!
What female would not swoon for a box filled with
Hershey’s Kisses with Caramel and Dove Deep Dark Chocolate promises?
Well believe me there was at one time a (full) box of candy here, but it was hard work making this box, and a girl does have to keep up her energy. Only took me four times to finally get ONE box made, plus candy. Can you guess (I’m Box Challenged?)
Lovely lace hearts cuts create this little box, all four sides were cut using the same Spellbinders D-Lites Die, (Medallion Four). I used a Martha Steward punch for the box top (Embroidered Floral).
Added Red Pearls from Kaiser Craft, and Needloft plastic canvas yarn was threaded through the top of the box.
Five (25 mm) Gold Filigree Rounds from Bits and Pieces were added, plus paper roses, red heart sequins and (With Love) ribbon.   The box measures 2 5/8 x 3 ¼ .
Now that it’s done (for now), I’m wondering if legs for this box would work, or would it look to (Bird Cagey) ?
But then this opens another door, can’t you see two white Love Birds on a branch? Ring bearer box? Don’t stop here as there’s Easter.
Would Love to see what you come up with.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our Creative Corner Challenge is

For this challenge, you have to use fabrics in any part of your card, either as a flower, a small embellishment, or whatever you want!
We also want to see stitching, either faux stitching or machine stitching. Please specify where you used your fabric if it is not noticeable in the project, and above all have fun! This challenge closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 14th.
For my card I used pre-printed cotton fabric (see below card for detail of snowflake print), witch I printed this vintage image onto.
Cut it out and added matting, stitch around the edges and added gingham ribbon and lace witch was also stitched down.
I used EK Success punch for snowflakes and Martha Steward for the large snowflake, then Tim Holtz for pine bough, and Martha Steward.
Thank you for your time today.
Hope you are enjoying the holiday season,
we have some snow today, really makes it feel Christmassy out.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

St. Nicholas, Kriss Kringle, Santa Claus.

Our Creative Corner Challenge is (Santa Claus is Coming! )
The Ladies are asking that you make your art work around the theme of (Vintage) and using something Red, (button, brad etc.)
If you click on the link for Our Creative Corner
They have provided a download to use in your art work, plus Linda Coughin at
The Funkie Junkie has a graphic download too.
For my card, I went with Linda’s graphic, stain the edges with distress inks, and stamped in some faded stained images. Added an old postage stamp.
Mounted it on Terry’s burlap, then added that to a embossed background.
Using pillow ticking, and gingham ribbon for trimming.
My die is from Tim Holtz’s Movers and Shapers (Poinsettia 658266), and the flowers were cut from paper ribbon and gingham ribbon. Stamps used were Stampin’ Up, Fiskars, and Crafty Secrets.
I’m also adding my card to
Challenge #36 To Die For.
This is a challenge using Die’s or Punches. Stop in and take a look at some of the beautiful artwork.
Thank you for your time today, 
You know the drill (Packers are on, got to go!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Greetings

Today I’m trying two new products, from Tim Holtz.
Picket Fence Crackle Paint and Rock Candy Crackle Paint.
The three little wooden buttons have the crackle paints.
The hearts have the rock candy and the tree has the picket fence.
My stamps are, Holiday Greetings from My Sentiments Exactly,
Snowflakes is Stacy Stamps, and Hero Arts.
Google download for Rockwell graphic.
Have a wonderful afternoon, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Reindeer Tag

I spent sometime over the Holiday week-end at Jo Ann’s, Menards, and it’s surprising what fun things you can find.
Well of course I had to try them out.
Tim Holtz products,  Reindeer Die 656923
Tattered Pinecone 657492
Tim’s stamps plus Stamping Up and Hero Arts.
From Menards Trim a Tree section, the red tinsel and printed ribbon.
From the kitchen, one plastic Orange Bag, (The White Netting).
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thanks for stopping in today.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Angels On High

Today for fun I’m trying a Tim Technique, but (with my own twist), from page 44, and this is what I came up with. I did not cover the whole tag with VerasMark, but ran it over (hit and miss). Oh what fun!!
The Angel Hair didn’t show up as well as I wanted, but believe me it’s there.
Credits are; Just Rite Clear stamps, Great Impressions, Hero Arts. 
Graphic from The Graphic Fairy. Frame from Spellbinders (D- Lites Dies. Distress Inks and Picket Fence Stain.
Thanks for stopping in today, Packers Won Again!!
Have a wonderful week-end.
Stampin Hugs Vada

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Frilly and Funkie New Challenge is Chipboard and Metal

Frilly and Funkie New Challenge is Chipboard and Metal
 Boy what perfect timing as I just got in new toys!
Linda is asking us to work with Chipboard and Metal for this challenge.
So using Tim’s new Silhouette (Movers and Shapers #658254), I cut the ladies head out of black fun foam trimmed her neck with red ribbon and added a gold brad. Then with another new toy I cut out and embossed Spellbinders D-Lites Die,
(Medallion Four #S2-021).
Using my Embossing Diffuser plates (#657945) and Sizzix folders for the background, which was stained with distress ink.
For the Poinsettias I cut red Christmas ribbon and layered it with white and gold Christmas ribbon. Added gold brads for centers and a gold jingle bell. For my chipboard I used green glitter holy leaves.
Thanks for stopping in today, if you have time check in with
Frilly and Funkie Blog to see all the wonderful work the ladies have posted.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Monday, November 5, 2012

Postcard Thanksgiving

What a sweet little graphic of a young girl holding a Thanksgiving Turkey.
You can find this graphic on Linda’s Blog
Thank you Linda.
This card really made it’s self,   just downloaded the graphic, using a die from Spellbinders, stained the edges,
 added some small scraps and ribbon, alittle Bitter Sweet.
Thank you stopping in today.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Saturday, November 3, 2012

First Christmas Tag

White on White with Gold, and very hard to film…
I never thought this would be so hard to take a few pictures off, but it was.
I used the technique in Tim’s new book, page 40 (Crumpled Kaft Suede), only with White Stain, White Perfect Pearls and Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink.
Sizzix folder and Tim Holtz (Paper Rosette Die) was used.
The paper rosette was cut from brown and white pillow ticking fabric.
Little graphic from Magic Moonlight.
Numbers from (Word Play Die), Thank You Linda.
Small Tag, (Metal Corner from Terry) which was colored with Gold Leafing Pen.
Small gold Christmas tree from Dollar Store.
Thank you for your visit today, hope everyone is recovering, and staying warm over the week-end.    Sending Our Prayers out to you and your family, Take Care.
Hugs Vada

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Embossing Diffuser’s

I was one of the first to jump on the band wagon when I saw these Diffusers at Frilly and Funkie. Couldn’t wait until they came in, well that was some time ago, so now I have free time to play with these.  Do you think I could remember how to use these, 
well you are right. Blank!!                              
 Thank Goodness Terry had time to help me out.
I went back to her post on Frilly and Funkie and nothing rang a bell, then Terry sent me two links that really helped. So if you have time check these out;
Thanks Terry, you’re the Best!!!
Here’s what I came up with.
 Hope you enjoy these
Packers are on… so I’m off to watch them.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs Vada

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pocket Envelope Note Cards

 Thought I would try out some new die’s from Tim Holtz’s Alterations.
The Pocket Envelope Die (#657843) and ATC and Corners Die (#65714).
The Hero Arts pocket card note is really a Thank you for a friend.
The two ladies were cut out from the background, stamped again (twice on different colored papers, then dressed and added to my background. Just like paper dolls. 
Each note card has it’s own different pocket.
The other two note cards are downloads from The Harrison Fisher Paintings, just Google Harrison Fisher and go to images.
Stamp credits are; Papertray Stamps, Hero Arts, Crafty Secrets, Fiskars, and Stampin’ Up.
For this note the pocket envelope was stamped on Coffee Stained fabric.
Thank you for your visit today, have a wonderful week-end.
Hugs Vada

Monday, October 1, 2012

Painter’s Tape Mask

These two cards were made using Painter’s tape. 
How totally fun.
I used a mix of Memento’s ink and Distress inks, applying it with an synthetic sponge. 
My stamps are from Hero Arts( stamp and die #657782)
and Penny Black ( Winter Sky #4204L).
The October Day stamp is from The Paper Company and
Enjoy the Ride from Penny Black.
Thanks for your visit today.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Little Fun With Halloween Dies

This is a Tag, but I added magnets to the back so I could use it on the refrigerator.
Using the Tim Holtz Dies and a Sizzix embossing folder, this little Halloween village was made.
  My Tree die is from Memory Box, I even added some TP to the tree.
Have a wonderful week-end.
Thanks for the visit today, hope you have time to play.
Enjoy the fall color.