Friday, December 1, 2017

Graphic 45 Christmas!

Cards made with the Graphic 45 - Winter Wonderland Paper Collection

Two weeks ago we had a sold out card class at the Scrapbook Zone in Silverdale WA!!!!  Here are the cards we made with the Winter Wonderland collection from Graphic 45!








 
Love Graphic 45!
 
Watch for more classes at the Scrapbook Zone!
I will be creating cards with Graphic Fairy Dust in February! 
The class has already sold out and we are starting a wait list, for cancellations. 
Hopefully we can get more product and add seats in the class!
   

Sunday, November 26, 2017

So much to be Thankful for!

As we finish the Thanksgiving week I think of how much I am thankful for in my life. This is one of my favorite holidays.  Families and friends gather and enjoy a great meal together.  There are tons of leftovers to feast on for several days, and a great turkey soup at the end.  
 
 
All postcards from 1909!

 
 
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving~

Give thanks today and everyday!
 


 
None of these postcards were ever mailed.  I wish they had, the postmarks, years and messages can tell wonderful stories about the people and times!
 
 
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Candles with Emerald Creek and Altered Pages!

What is Christmas without candles! Today I am recycling a few jars and making them into candle holders!  You can use either small tea light votive or battery operated votive in these candle holders.  Altered Pages Christmas images are perfect for these candles!  




Supplies
Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels
Empty Jars with flat surface
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Twine or ribbon
Small Pinecones
Stickles
Adhesive Tacky Glue




Use jars with a flat surface! Swipe VersaMark around the bottom edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 


CAUTION!!! Be careful using the heat tool the glass will get HOT!


Repeat with VersaMark around additional edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 




Fussy cut the four angels Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue. 


Stickles add a bit of sparkle to the images on the candle holder!

Tie ribbon or jute around the top of the jar.
Add small pinecones or bells to the top of the jar.


Use a votive or battery candle in the jar.


Have fun making your candle holders!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Tart Tin Ornament!

Let me count the ways you can use Emerald Creek embossing powder!  Cards, tags, candles, ornaments and more.

Today I took a small tart tin and embossed it to create my ornament.


Supplies:
Altered Pages collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Tart Tin
Bottle Cap
Dew Drops
Tulle
Glue
Ribbon

Today I transformed this small Tart Tin.
 
Apply VersaMark (direct from the pad) to the outside of the Tart Tin, dust with Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, gently heat with heat tool.  Be careful not to burn yourself when heating the metal.  

Apply VersaMark inside the tine (with a finger on the ridges), dust with Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, gently heat with heat tool. In the bowl of the tin apply VersaMark, dust with Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.

 Punch an image from the Altered Pages collage Christmas Bottle Caps.  Edge the image with  VersaMark, apply Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.

Edge the Bottle Cap with VersaMark, apply Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.  Glue the image to the center of the Bottle Cap.

Attach the Bottle Cap to the center of the Tart Tin.  With Glue attach Dew Drops around the edge of the tin!

 
Add tulle to the back and a ribbon to hang the ornament.
 
What a great little gift!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

One more Holly Gift Tag!

I have one more gift tag idea for those extra large gifts.  Also this large tag would be great to dress up a gift bag!



Supplies:
Emerald Creek Holly Stamp
Emerald Creek Merry Christmas Stamp
Acrylic Block
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Green
Large Tag
Black ink
Embossing Powder Black
VersaMark
Manila tags
Dew Drops
Tacky Glue
Ribbon
Waterbrush
Gelatos - Gold, Red, Green
Gilding Leaf

 
Use  an Acrylic Block with the Emerald Creek Holly Stamp and Black ink .  Stamp on Large Tag and emboss with black embossing powder. 
 
 
Rub with fingers a little VersaMark onto the tag around the stamped image.  Over the VersaMark rub in small amounts of Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red and Candy Green embossing powder for a soft red and green background.

 
Edge tag with VersaMark and Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red, set with heat tool. Add Gilding Leaf randomly to tag.

 
Paint the image with Gelatos - Gold, Red, Green using a Waterbrush, let dry.

 
Use Acrylic Block with the Emerald Creek Merry Christmas  Stamp and with VersaMark.  Stamp on Manila tag and emboss with Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Green, set with heat tool. Cut the tag off just below the stamped sentiment.

Edge tag with VersaMark and Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red, set with heat tool.
 

 
Add Dew Drops randomly with Tacky Glue.  Finish the tags with Ribbons!