Friday, November 10, 2017

Inky Friends: Presenting the Gifts: Hang Your Stocking


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Welcome to another Inky Friends blog hop! These are so much fun! The theme for this months hop is gift packaging. How fun to make each gift something special.  If you are hopping in order, you came to me from Lily's Ink Pad where Sara used Snow Sentiments. You may be going backwards and found me from Stamp a Little Longer and Twila using Smitten Mittens to create some great packaging! Either way, you are here to see what I did with Hang Your Stocking.

My first item is a little gift bag. I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to make a medium sized bag. I didn't use the holes to string the top of the bag but added an extra score mark and folded my paper over the top of the bag to see the other side of the paper. I really like the font for this Merry Christmas stamp.


My second project is a little candy holder. I have a Peppermint Patty in mine but it will hold most fun sized candies. These would be fun to make and give to co-workers. Just something little!


This last project was more of a challenge for me. We don't do tags on our Christmas presents at my house. We have 4 daughters and a son-in-law. With 7 sets of gifts under the tree, that's a lot of tags! We have been wrapping each person's gifts in one type of wrapping paper. I wrap the gifts early and place them under the tree. No one knows what paper is theirs until we start opening. I love listening to the girls argue about who's paper is whose! The tree is pretty too because there is so many types of paper under the tree!

Anyway, I did makes some simple tags and a little holder for them! I think they turned out cute. I should use these for the extended families gifts...hmm...Here they are in their box.


Here's a picture of the tags laid out.


That's it for me! I did get a scrapbook page made with this set as well as Wise Men from Afar (last month's hop set). I am going to be posting these sets of pages this week (I hope!). Come back and check them out!

Now you are off to see what Twila or Sara created! 

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Happy Stampin'!


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Inky Friends: Inking Up the Season: Wise Men from Afar

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Welcome! Another round of blog hopping with My Inky Friends! You may have come to me from Cindy showcasing Quilted Christmas or you could have found me through Rhonda displaying Night in Bethlehem. Either way works for me! We are all linked together so you can't get too lost but if you do, you can see the list of the blogs HERE.

I have been MIA lately from crafting and blogging. My daughter's marriage was a big deal and the school year has been interesting so far. (It's kicking my butt at the moment!) I was excited to be "forced" to create something for this hop! It came at the perfect time to get me back to my stamping room.

This first card isn't quite the way I pictured it but it still turned out nice. (I think the tree needs to be stamped on the white a little higher so you can see it more.) The card on the left has a plain background while the one on the right has Burlap stamped on it (as well as a smudge from my finger, UGH!). They both have Wink of Stella on the star and the gifts.


The second set of cards are rather plain in my opinion but I wasn't sure what to do to jazz them up. What would you do with them? Embossing folder? Background stamp? Ribbon? Rhinestones? I do like them otherwise! Fun thing, they were suppose to be the same but I was using scraps of the silver and the silver for the card of the left was just a bit too short to show up under the wisemen, so I lowered the banners. Not sure which way I like it best!


This last set of cards are very simple. I know that I need simple sometimes just to get some thing done! The differences between the Night of Navy cards and the Rich Razzleberry cards are minor. They feature different embossing folders, one set is silver the other gold and one has rhinestones, the other pearls.


That's what I came up with for this set. I know I had others ideas that I just couldn't get on paper in time for this hop. I also really want to make a set of scrapbook pages with this set too. I think the palms would make a great beach set of pages. Maybe I will have time soon!

What are you creating with this set? I would love to see! Now I am sending you off to see what Rhonda did with Night in Bethlehem!

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Happy Stampin'!

Shelley





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Coral Daisies


Last of the layouts for the blog hop last weekend. My coral daisies are unique and yet so pretty, in my opinion.


The left side has more DSP on it than the right. The top and bottom rectangles could be used for more pictures or for the journaling that needs to be added to every page! You want to make sure you know what is going on in the pictures in the years to come. YOU WON'T REMEMBER!



I made this set of pages forgetting that SU! retired a chunk of the 12x12 papers. I still have most colors in my stash and I will keep using them but you could make this with Night of Navy with Calypso Coral accents and it would still be beautiful!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

You Are My Sunshine Layout


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray! 

These pages just make me happy. I will be putting pictures of my second daughter, Miriam. She is my only bright blond kiddo and I have sung that song to her since the day she was born. My other girls have also been sung to with this song but I sung it more to Miriam than the others.


The left side has the words, You are my sunshine on it.



And the right page just makes me smile!


This is the classic daisy look in my opinion. Navy blue and yellow are the perfect combination for these wonderful daisies!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Multi Daisies


Sorry! I really thought I would get these up on my blog this last week. I'm not sure what happened other than they just didn't get done. Better late than never!

Here is the first layout from the blog hop last weekend. This set of pages uses many of the papers from the Delightful Daisies DSP. I struggled with how to lay them all out and not have any of the papers fighting with each other. It took some time but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.


The left side has the tag on it that was a last minute add on. It works and I love it!


Not sure if you can tell but the center of the daisies have a clear faceted gem in each of them. They are also sponged with Daffodil Delight ink on the ends and the center. 


Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. I was thrilled when I saw this Suite in the new catalog. I'm sure you will see more as this year goes on!


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