Friday, October 24, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 2

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 2
Hello and welcome back!
It's my second entry for the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge.  This entire challenge I'll be submitting mason jar lid ornaments. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to play along in the fun at 

As with all my entries each year, I like to pick a common theme and then embellish it based on what inspires me from Linda's challenge tags.  This year you will see that I have chosen to convert Mason Jar Lids and plastic snowflakes (melted below with heat tool) as the common elements.
 
This is Linda's inspiration tag #2.  What truly knocked my socks off at first glance were the red  bows and that fabulous background.  I've included a picture to detail what I used to make a similar background for my ornament.  The following details that peaked my interest  was the paper star and the clear snowflake.  I chose to duplicate like things on my ornament as well.

 
Handmade Kraft 3D stars glazed with Stickles and red gingham bow.
I'm getting so excited to see what these will look like on the Christmas tree!
If I have your interest peaked, then please pop over for a look at this year's contest and start making your very own craft interpretation of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!!

                        The Funkie Junkie Challenge               Prizes Sponsored by...
 

I, honest to goodness, am so grateful for your visit today.
Thank you so much and hugs to you and happy crafting!!
Lisa x

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 1

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 1
I'm so excited I could pee! But I won't. Instead I'll contain my bladder and just tell you that the 
12 Tags of Christmas are back for the 2014 year. Linda is off and running with her tag inspirations over at The Funkie Junkie and everyone has until December 21st to play along.

The fun in playing along is that you get to see a gorgeous sample inspiration tag, made by Linda herself, and then you create ANYTHING you want; that is of course INSPIRED by her tag, and explain what and why in your post. 

Firstly, I was captivated by the vintage blue green of that bow and so I've used that color on the lid.  As usual, everything she includes is so wonderful and it was difficult to eliminate anything, but I was drawn to creating a vintage snowflake, 25, tree that echoes her silver charm, Merry Christmas and of course, Santa and the reindeer.  All paper elements were cut on the Silhouette Cameo and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then powder embossed for stiffness.
 
The plastic CHEAP snowflake was bought in a set of 6 from the The Dollar Tree and I dabbed it with a light coat of Gesso and then painted with Distress inks as well.  I found that drying the snowflake with a heat tool shrunk and curved the snowflake to a perfect size and gave it a very neat worn and used look.

There will be 11 more of these lids that I'll be showing over the next few weeks, but it would be so much fun if you played along and created one of a kind ornaments for  your tree or a gift for someone.

                        

I'm so happy you stopped by today. I hope you found this inspiring.
Big huge hugs and happy crafting to YOU!
Lisa xx

Monday, October 20, 2014

Let me see YOU shake it...


OMG! These are fun!  
It's time again for another Cutting Cafe post and you know I'm tickled pink that it's still all about Halloween.  I can't figure out why I didn't make shaker cards before...these are so addicting. I told myself to pick my favorite one to showcase and well, you see where that got me. I couldn't stop. 
If you're feeling unmotivated then let us help you put the "Boo" back in your booty! 
I promise you, you'll have a blast with this variety.  The entire set you see here comes in the Halloween and Fall Shaker Set.
Comment at The Cutting Cafe Blog on every 7th and 21st of the month and be in the running for 3 free files of your choice AND we have something new. Every Wednesday Regina will be running her new Watch Me Work Wednesday videos.  Here is Episode 1 and it's all about making shaker cards. WOO HOO!

Everything Fun, Cute and Cuttable right here at
Thanks so much for your visit.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY Halloween Decor

Are you like me and have more post in Pinterest than time? 
Well, I made a promise to myself that I would make or try at least 4 of my pins each week and test them for a pass or fail grade. 
SO.....here goes.
Autumn is here and as we approach closer to Halloween, our decorations will become more macabre, but for now...let's go with Fall Cutesy.
Here is the Cheesecloth Ghost
My final judgement....
It passes! This was SO much fun to make.  SO easy and SO cheap.  
The possibilities are endless with this. 
Here he is keeping company with the rest of the decorations.

My final thoughts...
I love them all!!
Happy Fall Ya'll and Happy Crafting!!
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pumpkin Fun @ The Cutting Cafe

Howdy, howdy, howdy!
Heaven help me and pinch my cheeks...I'm as happy as a bug in a rug! 
I absolutely abhor hot weather.   Nothing like spending time doing your hair and makeup only to have it frizz out and the makeup slide off and gather in a pool between your boobs. 
 Did I mention H.A.T.E it?
Today's temperature is going to be high 60's to low 70's and tomorrow.... hold me back... 50's!!!
Mums, Red Maple leaves, scarecrows and pumpkins are popping out all over the neighborhood; which is why I was so happy to make this project for The Cutting Cafe.
 
For this edition, the exquisite DT and our fearless leader Regina are going to be showcasing 
PUMPKIN FUN!
Today I am featuring the following sets:
 
Would you like to win 3 free sets of your choice?
Check back on the 7th of October @ The Cutting Cafe Blog and simply leave a comment on Regina's post.  One person will be randomly selected to win. Winner will be announced on the 21st.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Big hugs to you all and happy crafting,
Lisa xx

Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn Stationary Caddy

Hello wonderful people!

 It's been a few weeks that I've been away from the computer, but now that the temperatures are cooling off and kids are back into their school routines, I'm finding the time to sit back and enjoy crafting some amazing seasonal projects! This Stationary Caddy comes from the ever talented Regina at The Cutting Cafe and I thought it would be fun to stuff mine full of Fall elements, such as pumpkins, apples, leaves and thank you cards.  This caddy is so versatile you can adjust it however to fit your needs perfectly!


I'm keeping it sweet and simple today as I want to get around to visiting you all and seeing what I've missed!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Of My Eye...

Summer is officially over when the kids go back to school and that's the theme for this week at 
Here is my contribution to educational cuteness.


I decided before I would cut my box that I'd cover the cardstock in foil tape.

Ink will not stick well to the tape so a light layer of Gesso was applied.

Then began the process of making faux patina.





Close-up of the box after patina was applied.
And here is what will be the apple.
A Styrofoam ball that I shaped with a butter knife and made sure to keep the shavings for future Styrofoam fluff projects. 


Here's a sweet little treat box for a special teacher, loved one, or friend and it's 
SO SUPER EASY to make!

 

 Here is the set all together.  
I thought it would be fun to make a faux apple so I covered the Styrofoam with hot glue and strips of vintage sheet music and then painted over the layering with watered down Mod Podge. Once dried with a heat tool, Distress Inks and spritzes of water were applied and then re-dried.  A stem of Kraft cardstock and green leafs were added to finish it up.


Hope you've enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for stopping in!
Biggest of hugs to you and happy crafting,
Lisa xx

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Toil and Trouble Harked Maven Maybe Once or Twice More ...

Hello my little pretties!!  
'Tis way waaaay early from All Saints Eve, but this year I'm on a mission to surprise a friend with a few gifts for her favorite holiday...
Halloween!!
I've locked myself in the dungeon and like a mad doctor have been diligently working away, creating life for the celebration. 
Here are my first two offerings I'd like to share with you.

Metalina The Wobbly Witch
Her torso and hat and are patterned out of cardstock that has been covered in metallic tape, sewn, stuffed and colored with Adirondack Inks.
The shoe was designed using a plastic sock insert out of the baby department that I wrapped in tissue paper and formed to a point and then hardened with Mod Podge and finally painted in black.
The bats are cut from my Silhouette machine and powder embossed. 
The broom is made from elements I found in the woods.
 A little cheesecloth cape and this quirky little witch is ready to fly away to her new home .
 But she won't be traveling alone....

 Maven - Protector of Pumpkins
Here sits Maven, the round black raven, on his perch keeping watch.










Maven started as a clump of Sculpey clay and metal.
"Mr. DeMille, he's ready for his close-up."


My apologies...I get distracted so easily. Now where was I? 
Oh yes...back to the Raven, Maven.

Here he is on side view sporting his wings of cardstock and powder embossing.


The pumpkin patch process....








More of the coloring process. Copic markers work fabulously on Sculpey clay.








                  And viola...all done







I've even constructed a little nest on a branch for Maven to keep his pumpkins all together safely.
As you can see they are all ready for their departure. 
I'm most certain they are going to be warmly welcomed into their new home!


Happy EARLY  Halloween to you all and especially to Sandy!
Hugs and Happy crafting,
Lisa xx