Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ugly Sweater Tag

Happy Thanksgiving (a day early) my American friends! I haven't been papercrafting a whole lot lately, my life has been in knots knitting Christmas Gifts!!

I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the awesome sweet comments you left on my last post, the Pep Rally from Clique Kits. I am ok, I want everyone to know that I AM OK! I just really feel like it's important to log it all, and it DOES help to write it out, even if you don't make the writing into any sort of scrapbook or art journalling page. I like to share in case someone is visiting for the first time and doesn't know you can do that, maybe there are people thinking there is only one way to scrapbook, there are so many!! Ok, not going to go forward on that line of talk, I just wanted to say thanks and I'm ok! 

Anyway, I've been knitting and drooling over my paper supplies that want me to play with them, I hope to get a lot of cards made over tomorrow whilst watching some good tv. I made a tag this week with the new Simon Says Stamp  Ugly Sweater Stamp Set (this set is so cute I ordered all of it!) It comes separate or in a bundle together. It has so many images, and I decided to make a non Christmas Sweater for a little goodie I was mailing out.

My coloring isn't perfect, but I'm not letting that bother me, I think it's SO CUTE!! Word of warning, be sure you have your stamp mounted flush against the block, if you don't then you will probably stamp a black smear down the center of your sweater. Don't forget for all of your own personal holiday shopping needs: I sell Pure Romance Products!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Pep Rally Featuring : Homecoming!

The Clique Kit for this month is amazing, love the papers and trimmings, I've just started cutting in to them and stamping with my Julie Nutting doll stamps, this month I made an art journally page to get out some feelings.November has been a really hard month for me since 2011. I lost my spouse of over 15 years that November and after therapy and restarting my life, I still have trouble with feeling very down towards the big holiday season. I find that writing things down, coloring, playing with artful supplies and most recently knitting really help me deal with these. So I sat down with this beautiful kit, made a cute paper doll and wrote out the things I was feeling.

Today's pep rally lineup is supersized so HAVE FUN!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Homecoming... My November 2014 Clique Kit

I hope you are heavily into your holiday crafting folks! I am knitting gifts this year and am really close to being finished with my gifts that need to be mailed out. You'll have to friend me on IG or Ravelry to see what I'm working on now... but here is my November Kit video, I have one art journally type layout made from this kit, I'll try to get some photos this afternoon and have it up for Saturday's post... I've been playing with some new stamps and can't wait to share with you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Easiest Tag EVER!!!

You might even think it's too simple to post, but I wanted to as a reminder that you don't have to get wild with technique or spend a ton of money to get something quite lovely and worthy of gifting... or gift decorating:

I made this tag to go with a handmade gift. I LOVE this tag. The kraft tag is a premade tag from my stash. I used this Elle's Studio stamp set that I got from Clique Kits, they have great stuff in their store. The ribbon was from my stash. The stamp is embossed with Zing Red glitter embossing powder and it really creates a fantastic look.

Have you started holiday crafting yet?