Monday, December 19, 2011

My Top 5 Stocking Stuffers

HI all......well it's almost's sure coming up fast this year.....only 6 days left!!! Are you all done your shopping??? I'm still not finished, not sure where the time goes.....but I guess I had better finish up my shopping soon!!! Are you still looking to buy some stocking stuffers? Well, here's my top 5 stocking stuffers.......................and my project at the end!!!

Pick #1  Distress Inks, You can never have too many of these......I use them all the time.....

Pick #2  Distress Stains............great for covering your background or stamping with!!!

Pick #3: Perfect Pearls.............Awesome to use with your stamps and for painting!!!

Pick #4: Distressing Tool............what would I do without my distressing tool???

Pick #4: and last but not least.......Embossing Folders!!!
So here's my Project using my top 5 picks.....................

Products Used
Cardstock: White, Red and Green
Inks: Ranger Perfect Medium Black, Versamarker

First I used the Aged Mahogany stain on the white cst and then went over it with my Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Then I stamped it with the black perfect medium and used my metallic perfect pearls on it and embossed it with the matching embossing folder, then I cut it just under the Season's Greetings. I embossed the red cst with the folder and adhered the other one over the top portion. I cut the holly leaves, the branch and the berries out with my die. I used the walnut stain stain on the branches and the rock candy paint on the holly leaves. I also used my versamarker on the leaves and berries, then I used the metallic perfect pearls on both of them. Using my blending tool, I used the gathered twigs distress ink on the leaves and twigs and then I added the bling. All that's left is to distress the edges of the card with my distress tool. Well that's it for this card..................Hope you all have a great week...........and A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!.............until next time.......................

Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Featured Product Post and A Giveaway!!!

Hi here we are again.....another featured product and this time it's........are you ready?????.................the New Graphic 45 Inks!!! These inks match the Graphic 45 line of paper, so it takes the guess work out of which ink matches! So, all the deets on how to win one of these inkpads will be at the end of my onto today's post.............

So if you haven't already, you really need to check out what Selena has done with these inks, you can go to her blog here. I'm sure you will love it!!!

So here's what I came up with............................

Products Used

Cardstock: Ranger #8 Manila Tag, Cream, Grapic 45 Christmas Emporium 12'x12' paper- Believe and Special Delivery
Misc.: Tsukineko Clear Embossing Powder, Perfect Pearls Mists- Biscotti and Turquoise, Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy, Distress Stickles- Rock Candy and Aged Mahogany, Ranger Blending Tool, Canvas Corp Mini White Bags, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Tim Holtz Christmas Muse Tokens and Seam Binding

So pretty much everything is distressed and inked with the Graphic 45 ink. I did the background of the tag with the versamark and clear EP, then used my Graphic 45 inks and the blending tool and sprayed it with the Biscotti. I did the mini bag with the Dark Cashmere ink and stamped it with the jet black, then sprayed it with the Turquoise......I love these mini bags they are just so darn cute!!! They will also fit a Gift Card in them too!!! I made my own banner inked and distressed it. I cut out the holly leaves and added some Rock Candy distress stickles.  I also added the Rock Candy Crackle paint to the stamp from the Graphic 45 paper. All the seam binding is also dyed with the Graphic 45 inks and then I used the Aged Mahogany Sticles to make the berries.The rest is pretty easy you just have to put it all together now. So I hope you enjoyed my tag............and now who would like to win one of these inks!!!!

So head back over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog and leave a comment on the Featured Product Post for the Graphic 45 could be the lucky winner of an ink pad!! Don't forget to check out Selina's Blog too!!!

If you can't wait and are doing some shopping at the Scrapbooker's Paradise Online can get these inks on sale for $5.50 (Reg. $6.99) just quote FIGI in the comments section of your order and don't forget they are only on sale from December 16th-31st, 2011!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Version of Tim Holtz's Day 5 Tag

Hi I have been having fun creating some of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas and today this is my version of his Day 5 Tag.....I did change a couple of things.....but I just love the technique on this here's my tag.............

Products Used
Cardstock: White, Clear Transparency and Tim Holtz Grungepaper
Dies: Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates, Tim Holtz Regal Crest

So I did the same technique that Tim did for the background, which you can check out on Tim's Blog. I did add 3 layers of the leaves instead of two and I added more can never have to many pearls :) I did change the ribbon and instead of using the paint, I used one of the stains instead. I love this tag it's simple but so pretty. I hope you enjoyed my version of his day 5 Tag and don't forget that all our stores are doing the 12 Tags of Christmas as well which you can check out here. So that's all for this time...........until next time.......Have a great week!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Version of Tim Holtz's Day 3 Tag

Hi all!!! So whose been following Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas??? I'm sure you all know that I wouldn't miss them, so of course I have been following his tags :) since he's doing his tags, I thought that I would do one of my's not exactly the same as his, but his Day 3 tag inspired this one!!!
Also, did you know that all of our 4 stores are doing their own version of the 12 Tags of Christmas??? Just click on the coloured links to check them out!!! Well onto today's post..............

Products Used
Inks and Stains: Perfect Medium Black, Tim Holtz Distress Stains- Pine Needles, Fired Brick and Picket Fence
Misc.: Perfect Pearls Jewels Set, Perfect Pearls Metallic Set, Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold,  American Crafts Black Tulle, Tim Holtz Sanding Block, Maya Road Cream Ruffled Ribbon, Misc. Red and Green Bling

I dabbed the picket fence stain all over the black tag, then I stamped with the black perfect medium and coloured in the words with the perfect pearls. I used the embossing folder and made sure I lined up the stamped image with the words on the folder and then embossed. I love that he has the matching folder to go with his stamps!!! Then I sprayed it with the heirloom gold mist. I coloured the ruffled ribbon with the pine needles and fired brick distress stains and adhered them to the bottom of the tag. I added the strip of green bling to the top of the ribbon. Die cut the holly leaves, sanded them and then added the red bling. So I hope you all enjoyed my version of Tim's day 3 until next time....................Have a great week!!!