Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thanksgiving Pocket Letter from Peggy

I received this fun Thanksgiving theme

pocket letter from Peggy a crafting friend I met on 

Swappers Corner. 

The roasting marshmallows over an open fire is cute!

As are the little owls with wiggly eyes. 

The entire pocket letter is great. The lonely 
leafless tree on the bottom pretty much
sums up the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter. 
Peggy filled the back of the pockets with goodies and sweet

letter telling me all about herself. 

So the Indians lost yesterday, but never fear there is

still plenty of games yet so they can pull it out. Charge on to Chicago!

GO TRIBE!!!!! 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Pocket Flip Bag

Well here is my 3rd pocket flip bag. This

one of course is a Christmas theme. 

I'm not so sure I'm as happy with this one as I was the Halloween, 

and Thanksgiving one I did. For some reason

I just don't think it flows well, but I'm hoping my partner will like it. 

You know we are always are our own worst critic. 

Here are a few things that I made for the bag. 

Rosette made from designer paper. Attached to a 

paper straw. 

The Santa is mounted on a stamped scallop circle. 

I borrowed this idea from a fellow crafting friend Kathleen. 

She send me a mini file folder with the Thanksgiving flip bag she made me. 
Thanks Kathleen!

I changed it up for Christmas. Added pine trees from a Tim Holtz die. The

edges of the trees are brushed with clear wink of Stella. Bottom stamped trees

is from Lovely as a Tree set. I filled the inside with different die cuts.

Two of the tags I made. Added a package of trims. 

I found a little kraft handled gift bag in my stash and decorated it. 

So I have a bag in a bag! 

Some clips. The bottom plaid clip is holding the punch art Santa ornament

on the front of the bag. 

So YAY TRIBE!!! Not only did they win the first game of the World Series but

it was a shut out. 6 to zip! Only 3 more wins guys you can do it! 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Some Clips, and Trees

Late Saturday afternoon I walked out into the back

yard and saw the sun shining on the top of this tree. It

was cloudy, and I just thought the tree looked beautiful being

frame by the sunbeam. 

This tree is across the street from our house. 

So pretty!

When I went to Hollo's last week I found 12x12 sheets of

designer paper that had printed postage stamps with vintage

Santa on them. I thought these would be great to make clip art

for all the upcoming Christmas swaps I'll be doing. 

I sandwiched fuzzy fibers in between the printed image, and

a piece of vanilla cardstock with the jumbo paper clip in the center. 

This one I added a metal tag that has the word believe on it. 

This one I added a sprig of greenery, and a red button. 

I also made some fall clips using silk, and metal leaves. 

So the silk leaves would have some dimension I made a pleat

in the bottom and glued it with my hot gun tool.

The back was kept clean and finished by adding a button. 

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Mailable Monday #172

Well I took a trip to Michael's yesterday afternoon,

and found some Halloween goodies at 70% off. 

The web was done with a stencil and black ink. Spider was
sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. 
After the stamping was finished I sprayed the entire card with
pearl mist from Tattered Angels. 
Here is a side view. Hope you can see the glimmer on the cardstock.

Way cool!

I had been thinking about getting this set, but

talked myself out of it because I really didn't like

the witch stamp. But since the set was 70% off I picked it up.

Really love the web and words on the stencil.

Beautiful day! It was 65 yesterday will lots of sunshine. 

Skip got some much needed work done in the yard, and we went out 

for dinner. So anyone watch the Walking Dead last night? What did you think?

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Prima Dolls, and Paper Dolls

Just sharing a few new stamps I recently purchased.

I'm hooked on Julie Nutting Prima doll stamps. 

and because a gal has to have accessories I got

two packages of hats. The witch hat I showed you yesterday

on the witch tag I made. 
As my Pinterest follows have seen I've also be into

paper dolls. Funny how when you get older you start to

rediscover the things you liked as a child. Well I least I've been doing that. 

I always loved paper dolls. This teddy bear set I got over the summer at a 

garage sale for a quarter. Haven't used it yet, but I'll get to it.
I didn't get to stamp yesterday. Spent some time cleaning the house. 
Lately I've been neglecting it. Today hubby is taking me out for dinner, 
and since the restaurant is close to Michael's, and Catan's I think I'll be
stopping there just to see if there is anything I need. I know I'm bad!!!
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Witch Prima Doll Style

I made another tag yesterday afternoon, and now this

one is my favorite!

The doll is called Valentina. The 

cauldron I got from a swap I was in. Thought

it was the perfect size to use on this tag. 

I used a spider web embossing folder on the background layer. 

I sanded off the black to show the light violet color under it. 

Used coordination cardstock.

The designer paper for her hat, boots, and dress is

retired Halloween from SU. 

I'm getting addicted to these tags. I bought

some more Julie Nutting Prima dolls and I'll

share those on tomorrows blog post. 

Yesterday it rained all day. I could quote the Cat in Hat

all I did was sit, sit, sit! But I did get some crafting done.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Completed Family Art Journal

The art journal I started in September at a class the Brunswick

library offered is completed. Had fun making this and plan to make more. 

Skip even asked me to do one with his family. 

Inside cover. 

Pull out from pocket. 

I got to use my new Tim Hotlz photo wheel. 

Close up view. 

I made two one for the front an back of the pocket. 

I made a black bow to go with the bows that the women are

wearing on there clothing.

The oldest photo I found was of my grandmother, and her sister taken

in 1918.

Inside back cover. 

The next photos will be of the other side of the book. 

One of the neat things about my family.....

Three sisters married three brothers. Not at the same time

of course, but all within a few years of each other. Mom always told

me about her "double 1st cousins" 

Me and my brother got our musical talent from our Uncles. 

I added some of the school photos of my mom's cousins. 

I think the book came out really nice. Going to give it to my daughter either

for Christmas or her birthday in November. Nice keepsake. 

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