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Hey! Totally forgot to share with you this little gift bag I made. It really doesn't have a theme or occasion specified to use it. I was just trying out new dies. Love new die day!
Here is a closeup.
I started out with a plain vanilla coloured cardstock from Core'dinations and cut out the gift bag shape. Then I took brown ink and used a David Tutera Card layer (YES it is in a really awesome lacey image! love!!!!) and used it probably in a weird way. I used it as a stencil! It really is that pretty.
Now for the leaves, I cut the image out, embossed it, but then I cut the leaves apart. If I left them in their original form they just were too big for the gift bag. This way I inked them, added glitter and then nestled them on top of each other. It made it easier to do a tighter grouping. I think it also fit the size better.
Tie it with a ribbon and then done! So quick, easy and this little package gives such a big wow factor.
Thought I would share a quick tag I made for one of the kids! Really easy, cut the tag, emboss it, ink the background. Then layer the lightpost & snowman, colour and paint the snowman and adhere. I border punched the bottom and then just folded it up to add a different look.
Man, it takes time to get used to writing that or saying it! Time is going by soooo fast!
I used this die to make the tag. Then I embossed the tag, and painted the background with two different Art Anthology paint colours in Baby BlueEyes and Honolulu Blue. I let it dry comletely and then inked the edges with brown ink.Cut out of chipboard the numbers 2014 using this die.
Add a few stars and you are done! Perfect title tag for a scrapbook page or Project Life book!
Just felt like making a tag today! I am pretty sure it will end up on a layout or Project Life 2014 page. Somewhere. It was just fun to make!
It was really quick & easy! I started out with a white tag using this tag die from Sizzix. Then I embossed it with this folder.
Then I inked it with Dark Brown ink from Colorbox. I drew a doodle line all around the edges. I cut out the old feather pen and ink well from this die set. I wanted the feather to look layered so I cut it a few times. I painted the feather in Art Anthology paint called Cotton.
Then I painted the ink well and the pool of black ink in Art Anthology Tuxedo. Let dry completely before adhering to the tag.
Raise the feather and ink well with 3D Foam Squares and you are good to go!
Kinda a little finger biting. I tried it once before. I failed, miserably. I couldn't find the time. correction - I didn't make the time.
So what's different this year? In truth... nothing. Do I think I can do it this year? No idea!!!!
So why do I want to try again? Because I want to give my kids a bigger picture of our lives. I want them to see clipits of each day. I want to capture the moments we don't have photos for, the moments we don't need photos for. Sometimes there are just good stories in memories. In retelling.
I want to remember fads, trends, movies, books I read, ups & downs. Seems like this would be the best way to capture it. I am quite possibly the worst journaler IN THE WORLD. But then I thought, why do I have to be good at it? Why can't I just document?
So for all those reasons, I will try again. This time harder. So what change am I doing to make it easier this year?
be easier on myself
if I miss a day or two, a week or two, get back on that horse.
don't worry about perfect pics! my instagrams and iphone pics are great!!!
and I am going to still be creative!! whe ever the urge hits for it.
Biggest goal- get the kids involved. They all can write, let's have their stories in it too.
So tonight logged on a few pinterest hours, searching for inspiration. What did I find? or who?
a few apps I am going to invest in:
I think those will help me. Heck who am I kidding? I need a lot of help. Other people must be in the same boat, right?
So jumping in with both feet. Let's see if I last a week. Help me Rhonda, help help me Rhonda.
This one is going to be something I look at as important. I find that since my grandma Elian died, the only thing I dwell on is that I miss her Arelee Mennonite recipe book. I miss her writing, her adaptations to the recipes, her notes about the people in it, her memories of where she tried some of the recipes, her thoughts on when she made what recipe.
And then I look at my own collection, and my most favourite recipe book is the one my cousin made in highschool as a project. An Elian family recipe book. I ADORE it. It has all my relatives faves in there. It may sound silly, but every time I open it to use, it's like I get a hug. It takes me to a family occasion, a BBQ, a wedding, a funeral a get together. But it is taking a beating. It is beautiful the older it gets, but it needs to be captured.
So this year, I am going to try an gather my most favourite recipes so that they can be passed down. MISSION #1.
So my goal is to try and take pics of the food when I make it. Or maybe when I am at the farm and mom makes her most terrific Cheese Souffle, like THE BEST in the whole world. Or her Black Bean Beef Chinese dish, oh my word. so many good memories.
Do you have a most favourite recipe? I'd love to hear it!
Why not make a tag! It will help you get through the cold. :))
I started out with my favourite tag. Painted it here & there with Gesso, inked the edges with dark brown. I tried to make it look wintery by adding white paint on the branches. I tossed a red scallop in on one side to make the green pop more!
You never know when you are invited to someone's house for supper, or to an occasion where you may take a bottle of wine. So why not be ready?
I made a few of these cute little holiday tags to hang on the bottles.
Start out by cutting out the little spools. They can work as tags , right?Shade it all around the edges with dark brown. It makes them look richer. I love layering lot's of the pine needles in all different colours. Nice effect. I hot glued my pinecones, It was easier than trying to hold them while they dried.
I added some clear Robin's Eggs along the bottom, they made it look like dew on the grass.
I happen to absolutely ADORE this tag die, like it is the best size ever made! It is perfect for creating a little canvas of art. Quick way to make a title pop...paint a little white paint behind. It works so easy!
Also, layer colours. Such as, layering the newspaper scallop over the red scallop.