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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Crafting Burn-out? I hope not!

After the 25 Tags of Christmas marathon I think I hit a little bit of crafting burn-out.  Every time I walked into my creative space I stared blankly at my supplies.  It's also entirely possible that the chaos of my space could be the cause.  LOL)  Regardless, yesterday morning I had the itch to make something and checked out some of the challenge blogs that I stalk...er...follow.  The Stampotique Designers Challenge caught my eye.  "Let it Snow"...I can do that!


Lovely little Sonia is not the image I initially was planning on using, but since I spotted her in my stash and haven't used her in ages she needed to be inked up.  Good thing too, because I still haven't sent out ANY Christmas cards.  Yikes. 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Yuletide Blessings

Now that I have all of those gift tags under my belt it's time for me to turn my eye towards some cardmaking.  I'm really hoping that I get Christmas cards out this year.  I don't remember the last time I did!  I made the following card for the current MFT Sketch and Color challenges.

After I linked this up to the challenges I felt like something was missing.  This is the new version - I added silver Nuvo drops to the wreath for that little extra somethin' somethin'.



One down and...a lot to go.

Friday, November 29, 2019

25 Tags of Christmas: Bonus Day!

Well, if 25 is good, 26 must be better.  Today is bonus tag day over at Tracey's blog.  There are so many great tags on there today that I was tempted to put my spin on several of them, but eventually I opted for Susie's beautiful monochromatic tag.

Bonus Day: inspired by Susie

I pulled out more oldies but goodies for this one:

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Foliage
Memory Box Stitched Bows

Okay, as much fun as it was cranking out gift tags I think I'm ready to move on to cards.  Maybe I'll actually get some Christmas cards mailed out this year!

Ho-ho-ho,
Julie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

25 Tags of Christmas: Days 24 & 25..ta da!!

Woo hoo!  I finished all 25 days of tags!  I'm stoked!

I really liked the colors on Mindy's Day 24 tag.  I think it's the contrast of the dark sky with the focal images.  Here's my take:


Day 24: inspired by Mindy

On Day 25 I absolutely fell in love with Leanne's little Santa tag.  I'm totally picturing this on a present.  CUTE!  I (as usual) had to improvise a bit, but I think it works.  Honestly, I'm not even sure this will go on a gift.  I might just hang it somewhere in my studio to make me smile all year long.

Day 25: inspired by Leanne

Schwoo!  25 tags in less than 25 days...I'm feeling accomplished.  Thanks for traveling along with me on this (sleigh) ride.

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

25 Tags of Christmas: Day 23

For today's tag I reached into my stash of stamps and dusted off an oldie.  I've had this Stampin Up set for over 15 years.  I knew immediately when I saw Carol's tag that this is what I would use though.

Day 23: inspired by Carol
Are you creating too?

Monday, November 25, 2019

25 Tags of Christmas: Day 22

Today the sponsor of the 25 Tags of Christmas challenge is Birch Press Design.  The designers used some beautifully intricate dies to create their tags.  I realized that I don't really have much in the way of intricate dies so I had to dig through my stash to get something close. 

Day 22: inspired by Joyce
Apologies to Joyce.  Her tag is gorgeous.  I mimicked the colors she used.  Hmmm...this is not my favorite of the tags I've made.  There's always tomorrow.  😑

Create on, my friends!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Spinner Wheel Card

Ever since I saw this video by Jennifer McGuire I knew I'd have to make my own spinner card.  I'm not gonna lie...it was kind of a pain in the patoot to make.  I don't have nesting circle dies which would have made the process so much easier.  But I persisted!


I'm entering this in the Lawn Fawnatics 'fun with dies' challenge

Happy Holidays!!  (too early??)