Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 12 of 12

I have been documenting a day in my life every month this year. Here is the entry for December (I still need to complete the LO for November). I used a new template this month, from Design House Digital and used paper and elements from 300DPI's "Tis the Season" digi kit. I am not sure if I will continue with the 12 of 12 project in 2011 but I did have fun doing my digi LO's every month and trying my hand at new skills/techniques.

wrapping, wrapping, wrapping

I have been busy wrapping packages--here is a sampling of what I am doing this year. Some small items are going into "sour cream" packaging with tags I embellished with cuts from Jolly Holidays and ornaments I made from coasters. Other items are going into brown lunch bags and being topped with bag toppers and loopy bows. Large items are being wrapped in brown kraft paper and topped with more loopy bows. It is fun having coordinated packages and making my own bows this year is a joy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wonky, Repurposed Holiday Label

I have been reading Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas this week. Wow--have I been inspired. I wish I had his genius (and access to all those products).
The challenge this week at Papercraft Star is to create an altered holiday gift, card or scrapbook layout using recycled or repurposed items you already have on hand. I used the plastic clamshell from a new cricut cart, dabbed it with alcohol inks and embossed it with the cuttlebug. Good way to use that packaging instead of tossing it! I also found some little tags that I bought years ago that I recolored with Distress Ink and adhered to the larger tag. And for a final bit of recylcing, I cut up some fabric strips and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist to make my own ribbon. Tim has a grunge look....I have a "wonky" look!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ha-P B-Day

Made this fun card for my nephew's 9th birthday using Smiley Cards. Can't believe he will be 9 this week. Ha-P B-Day Jacko!!!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Papercraft Star has a new challenge this week
Create a Holiday Gift Tag Using...
Patterned Paper
Stamp and/or Die Cut (Cricut or Other)
Ribbon or Twine
Gems or Pearls
Here is my creation: